Daily Archives: November 3, 2019

2019-11-03: News Headlines

Ron Forthofer (2019-11-03). Proposed Withdrawal of US Troops in Syria. commondreams.org A US soldier stands by an armored vehicle during a patrol of the northern countryside of the northeastern Syrian town of al-Malikiyah (Derik) at the border with Turkey, on November 3, 2019. (Photo: DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-11-03). Attacker Stabs Several, Bites Off Politician's Ear as Hong Kong Boils. truthdig.com HONG KONG — A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months. | The bloody attack erupted outside one of those shopping complexes, Cityplaza on Hong Kong Island. Local media said the attacker told his victims that Hong Kong belongs to China. | Television footage showed the man biting the ear of district councilor Andrew Chiu, who had tried to stop him from leaving after the stabbings. The attacker was then bad…

LaDonna Brave Bull Allard et al (2019-11-03). We Stand in Solidarity with Rojava, an Example to the World. commondreams.org 02 November 2019, Berlin: A demonstration of Kurds against the invasion of Syria by the Turkish army under the motto "Stop the war. Solidarity with Rojava" is moving along the boulevard Unter den Linden. Various alliances had called for the demonstration. (Photo by Christoph Soeder/picture alliance via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-03). The Real US Mission in Syria. globalresearch.ca US involvement in Syria has nothing to do with regional peace, stability and security, nothing to do with combatting ISIS-Daesh terrorists. It's all about killing a nation, partitioning it for easier control, installing puppet rule, eliminating an Israeli rival, isolating …

Mark Taliano (2019-11-03). President Assad of Syria Tells the Truth regarding ISIS-Al Baghdadi, for All Who Care to Listen. globalresearch.ca Western politicians are perception managers, puppets, deep state stooges. They bow to diktats from largely unelected polities. They are hollow, straw figures who sell out their countries and those whom they proclaim to represent with a whim. They have failed …

South Front (2019-11-03). Video: Syrian Oil and US Troop Withdrawal, Explained. globalresearch.ca The United States is to keep forces at the oil fields in Syria despite the troops' withdrawal from the north of the country. The formal justification of the move is the need to "deny ISIS access" to the oil fields. …

teleSUR (2019-11-03). Colombia: 6th Indigenous Person Killed in Cauca in a Week. telesurenglish.net The Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) denounced Saturday the murder of another member of the community in the municipality of Toribío, the sixth murder that occurs in a week in the department of southwest Colombia which has been plagued with violence. | "Indigenous authorities confirm a new murder in the village of Loma Linda, municipality of Toribío. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Alexander Vitonas Casamachin," the CRIC said in its Twitter account. | The human rights coordinator of the Association of Indigenous Cabildos of North Cauca (ACIN), Eduin Mauricio Capaza, condemned the murder of…

RT (2019-11-03). Nasty Russians harassed a sick American diplomat? That's 'fake news' says Foreign Ministry. rt.com The New York Times has spun a tale of Russian treachery based on its usual anonymous sources. Though the Russian Foreign Ministry stepped in to correct the record, the paper didn't let facts get in the way of a good story.

Philip Giraldi (2019-11-03). The White House Plan to Strangle Iran. Trump's Flip Flop Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca There is a certain irony in President Donald Trump's frequently expressed desire to withdraw from the endless wars that have characterized the so-called "global war on terror" initiated by George W. Bush in 2001. The problem is that Trump …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-11-03). Police State Escalates War on Freedom of Speech. globalresearch.ca According to the MAGA nationalists, the "deep state" only persecutes "conservatives" while liberals get a free pass. | The Gestapo-style raid of liberal journalist Max Blumenthal earlier this week demonstrates quite vividly that the state does indeed attack leftist or left-leaning …

Staff (2019-11-03). Indigenous People Blocked Ecuador Oil Auction in Growing Fight to Save Amazon. truthout.org This summer, a court in Ecuador issued a ruling with profound implications for the urgent fight to save the imperiled Amazon rainforest. The decision effectively blocked a planned government oil auction that threatened half-a-million acres of some of the world's most biodiverse primary rainforest. | The broad outlines of the situation are sadly familiar to similar cases found throughout the Amazon regio…

Common Dreams staff (2019-11-03). WATCH LIVE: Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar Set to Rally Forces in Minneapolis. commondreams.org Sanders's surging campaign was forced to move today's rally from the Northrup Arena, which only seats 2,700 to Williams Arena, which can hold more than 14,000 | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peter Koenig (2019-11-03). China Breaks the Western Debt Stranglehold on the World. globalresearch.ca The west has colonized, exploited, ravaged and assassinated the people of the Global South for hundreds of years. | Up to the mid-20th century Europe has occupied Africa, and large parts of Asia. | In Latin America, though much of the …

teleSUR (2019-11-03). Anti-Imperialist Meeting Concludes Sunday in Havana. telesurenglish.net The Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Meeting, for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism, will conclude in Cuba Sunday with the approval of a plan for the defense of the peoples against the interference of the United States and the international right. | RELATED: | Cuba: Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Meeting Kicks Off in Havana | A day earlier, the leader of the Workers' Party (PT) of Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann, received more than two million signatures collected in Cuba in support of the fre…

Staff (2019-11-03). A Useful New Life for Waste Plastic. truthdig.com Swedish scientists say they have found a way to recycle plastic perfectly: their new process can turn any waste plastic back into new plastic of identical quality — and recover all of it. | The process can convert thrown-away plastic bottles, cups, bags, buckets and other detritus into a gas and, from that, fashion new materials. That is, complete recycling would be possible from existing, no-longer-wanted materials rather than petrochemical feedstock. | In 2015, the world generated more than 320 million tonnes of polystyrene,…

Staff (2019-11-03). Oil Companies Must Cut Production by 35% to Meet Paris Climate Accord. truthdig.com The news in a new report is met with a sense of urgency from activists, who say fossil fuel companies need to make a choice.

teleSUR (2019-11-03). Iran's Khamenei Restates Ban on Talks With US. telesurenglish.net On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the seizure of the United States Embassy in Tehran, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated Sunday a ban on any negotiation with the U.S. | RELATED: | US Sanctions Threaten Iranians' Healthcare: Human Rights Report | "One way to block America's political infiltration is to ban any talks with America. It means Iran will not yield to America's pressure," the Leader said in a meeting with university students in Tehran a day before the anniversary of the Nov. 4, 1979, embassy seizure.

RT (2019-11-03). FBI only cares about 'protecting the ruling class': Lee Camp roasts feds for targeting left-wing groups that threaten status quo. rt.com A new report has accused the FBI of disproportionately targeting left-wing activists, even though right-wing extremism poses a far greater threat to national security. Par for the course, according to Lee Camp. | Defending Rights & Dissent, a civil liberties group, cataloged known instances of First Amendment abuses and political surveillance by the FBI since 2010. The organization found that the feds devoted disproportionate resources to spy on peaceful left-leaning civil society groups, including Occupy Wall Street, Abolish ICE, and various anti-war movements. | The bureau seemed less interested in right-win…

teleSUR (2019-11-03). Venezuela Expels El Salvador's Diplomats from Caracas. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's foreign ministry said on Sunday it was expelling El Salvador's diplomats from the country, in response to the Central American country's decision to expel diplomats representing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Venezuela Captures Paramilitary Photographed With Guaido | In a statement, the ministry said it would give the diplomats 48 hours to leave. El Salvador President Nayib Bukele's government does not recognize Maduro as legitimate and said on…

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-03). CIA Death Squads Operate Globally. The Assassination of Foreign Leaders and Officials. globalresearch.ca The late Chalmers Johnson, a CIA consultant from 1967 — 1973, called for Langley's abolition, stressing that democracy and the agency's existence are incompatible. | Along with collecting and disseminating intelligence, agency operatives "perform such other functions and duties related …

teleSUR (2019-11-03). Palestinian Killed, Two Wounded in Israel strikes on Gaza. telesurenglish.net Israel carried out retaliatory strikes on Gaza Saturday killing a Palestinian and wounding two others, following two nights of rocket attacks that were the first since September. | RELATED: | Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Teen Gets 1-Month Sentence | Dozens of pre-dawn strikes targeted bases of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas, which rules the strip, and those of allied militant groups, a Gaza security source said. | The Israeli army said the strikes targete…

Thom Hartmann (2019-11-03). How the US Supreme Court and America's Multi-billionaires Are Ruining Democracy in America. globalresearch.ca People being killed by wildfires in California, and people dying because they can't afford their insulin are the same thing. Both represent the capture of government by corporations — in other words, both are symptoms of democracy in the United …

Great Game India (2019-11-03). India Loses $7 Billion WTO Case Against the US. globalresearch.ca India has lost a $7 billion WTO case against US. Meanwhile China has won its case with the WTO now allowing the Chinese to impose a $3.6 billion sanction on American goods. The verdict comes days after India and US

Joyce Nelson (2019-11-03). Canada's SNC-Lavalin Affair: The Site C Dam Project and Bulk Water Export. globalresearch.ca Once all that water has been impounded behind the dams, it is subject to NAFTA treatment (including in the rewritten USMCA agreement) as a tradable "good" or commodity. Chrystia Freeland and the negotiators for the USMCA did not secure an explicit exemption for water under the goods, services, and investment provisions of the deal.

Michael Welch (2019-11-03). Month of Fury: Latin America Rises up Against Neoliberalism. globalresearch.ca The Global Research News Hour radio program depends on listener donations to maintain and improve the quality of our broadcasts. We thank everyone who donated generously during our October fundraiser. We welcome donations throughout the year, so please consider a …

Hans Stehling (2019-11-03). Grenfell Tower: Local Authority Accused of Multiple Manslaughter and Government Officers of Dereliction of Duty. globalresearch.ca Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, London, was completed in 1974, as part of the first phase of the Lancaster West Estate. The Owner being Kensington and Chelsea, London Borough Council whilst the Landlord was Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation …

Staff (2019-11-03). Lawyer: Trump Whistleblower Willing to Take Written GOP Questions. truthdig.com The surprise offer is an attempt to stem efforts by Trump and allies to unmask the identity of the person who touched off impeachment probe.

teleSUR (2019-11-03). Brazil: 8 Dead In Police Anti-Drug Operation. telesurenglish.net At least eight people died and three were arrested Sunday in a militarized police operation in the tourist city of Angra dos Reis in southeastern Brazil, Xinhua reported. | Related: | Mexico, Brazil Are Dangerous Places for Practicing Journalism | The events occurred after police received an anonymous tip about the presence of some perpetrators accused of injuring two officers last Sunday in the same location. | Upon arriving in the neighborhood, agents were shot by the gang tha…

teleSUR (2019-11-03). Israeli Guard Shoots Unarmed Palestinian in the Back: Video. telesurenglish.net A video showing an Israeli Border Police officer shooting an unarmed Palestinian man in the back leaving a checkpoint with his arms raised, in accordance with her instructions, was revealed Saturday evening on Israel Channel 13 News; as the footage became viral Sunday Israeli authorities said that an investigation had already been opened, and the officers on the scene suspended. | RELATED: | Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Teen Gets 1-Month Sentence | On the video,…

Staff (2019-11-03). Police Killed Atatiana Jefferson, Then Implied She Was Responsible for Her Death. truthout.org At 2: 30 am on October 12, Atatiana Koquice Jefferson was shot and killed in her own home by an officer with the Fort Worth Police Department. Officer Aaron Dean, responding to a call placed by a neighbor to investigate an open front door, searched the exterior of Jefferson's home before approaching her bedroom window. Upon seeing a figure moving inside the…

teleSUR (2019-11-03). Saudi Aramco Kick-starts What Could be World's Biggest IPO. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia's giant state oil company finally kick-started its initial public offering (IPO) on Sunday, announcing its intention to float on the domestic bourse in what could be the world's biggest listing as the kingdom seeks to diversify its economy away from oil. | But in its long-awaited announcement, Aramco, the world's most profitable company, offered few specifics on the number of shares to be sold, pricing or the date for a launch. | Bankers have told the Saudi government that investors will likely value the company at around $1.5 trillion, below the $2 trillion valuation touted by Crown Prince Moham…

teleSUR (2019-11-03). Bangladesh Seeks Return From Saudi Arabia of Abused Worker. telesurenglish.net Bangladesh demanded Sunday the repatriation of a woman who has been working in Saudi Arabia after a video was published in which she claims to have been a victim of sexual abuse and torture from her employers. | RELATED: | Kafala System to Be Abolished in Qatar: UN | Sumi Akter said she suffered "brutal" and "repeated sexual assault" in the video posted on Facebook and watched by thousands of users. | "I will probably not live longer. Please save me," Akter said imploring for help. | The 25-year…

The Canary (2019-11-03). Boris Johnson forced to apologise for failing 'do-or-die' Brexit promise. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has apologised to the Tory members who elected him leader for failing on his "do-or-die" promise to implement Brexit by Halloween. | The prime minister said he feels "deep regret" over missing the former deadline, which he was compelled to extend to the end of January. | With the EU departure the overwhelming focal point of the election campaign, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage ruled out making an eighth bid to become an MP in the December 12 vote. | Meanwhile, the main political parties clashed over policies on the climate crisis, the welfare state and the EU. | So adamant was the PM that he would…

The Canary (2019-11-03). Farage says Tories have repeatedly offered him 'baubles' including peerage. thecanary.co Nigel Farage said he has been twice offered a peerage, with the Brexit party leader claiming it is one of a number of "baubles" put forward by the Conservative party. | The Brexit party could play a significant role at the December 12 general election but Boris Johnson has ruled out an election pact. | If the party did stand down hundreds of candidates across the country it would improve the chances of Mr Johnson's Tories gaining a majority or remaining the largest party in a hung parliament. | Speaking to the Sunday Times, the South East MEP said he would decide this coming week where he would stand, with Thurro…

The Canary (2019-11-03). Labour may scrap Heathrow airport expansion to tackle climate crisis — McDonnell. thecanary.co John McDonnell has said the Heathrow airport expansion could be scrapped under Labour's plans to tackle the climate crisis. | The shadow chancellor said the controversial plans for a third runway may be blocked if the party wins the general election as part of its efforts to make the nation carbon-neutral by 2030. | On Sunday, he told the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show: "We set ourselves criteria, one of which was environmental impact, the other was also economic impact and social impact. | "On the current criteria, we've said very clearly, Heathrow expansion doesn't qualify." | Pressed if Labour would cancel the ext…

The Canary (2019-11-03). 151 refugees rescued off Libya arrive in Sicily on rescue ship. thecanary.co An Italian offshore supply vessel which rescued 151 refugees in waters off Libya has arrived in Sicily.The Asso Trenta docked at Pozzallo on Sunday.It was not immediately known if the refugees would stay in Italy or go to other European Union countries.Hours earlier, a German charity's rescue boat, Alan Kurdi, disembarked 88 refugees at Taranto on the Italian mainland.The Alan Kurdi rescue ship arrives in the port of Taranto, Italy (Renato Ingenito/ANSA.AP)Under an EU-brokered deal, 67 refugees will go to four other countries, while the others will stay in Italy.A Taranto official, Gabriella Ficocelli, told Itali…

The Canary (2019-11-03). Millennials 'would invest more into pensions for worthy investments'. thecanary.co UK millennials would save more into their pensions if they felt it would benefit worthy causes, research has found. | Many in the 20s-30s age bracket feel disgust towards companies which they claimed had irresponsible investment practices, survey results suggest. | The views of 2,500 workers in that age bracket were collated by Adoreboard, a Queen's University, Belfast-based technology firm which measures human emotions. | The research uncovered a wide disconnect between how millennials feel about their pensions and what schemes currently deliver, with only a fifth indicating they felt they were aligned with thei…

Ryan Grim (2019-11-03). Joe Biden Campaign Pointing Reporters to Larry Summers for Comment on Elizabeth Warren's Health Care Plan. theintercept.com Summers is a valuable surrogate for Biden because he is treated as an elder dispensing wisdom, rather than a spurned rival out to settle scores.

ALEXB (2019-11-03). Turkish nationalists attack Rojava solidarity rally. greenleft.org.au Rojava Solidarity Alex BainbridgeIssue 1244 Australia Gold CoastNovember 3, 2019A peaceful rally on the Gold Coast, Queensland, in solidarity with the Rojava Revolution in northern Syria was attacked by Turkish chauvinists on November 3. | Rally spokesperson Mi…

Aaron Maté (2019-11-03). Journalist Max Blumenthal arrested on false charge in DC. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal speaks out on his arrest months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence at the DC…

Joe Emersberger (2019-11-03). Max Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy of Western Media and 'Human Rights' NGOs. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alfred de Zayas, Urs Gasche and F Zollmann (2019-11-03). 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 (2019-11-03). 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 (2019-11-03). 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 (2019-11-03). Forum: Politics Behind Impeachment + Latin American Elections, Uprisings. indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

teleSUR (2019-11-03). UN Warns About Increased Attacks, Threats Against Journalists. telesurenglish.net The United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres warned Saturday about the increase of attacks and threats against media workers, in a statement to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity Against Journalists. | RELATED: | Mexico, Brazil Are Dangerous Places for Practicing Journalism | "When journalists are attacked, the whole of society pays a price. Without the ability to protect journalists, our ability to keep us informed and contribute to decision-making is sev…

United Nations (2019-11-03). Far more needed to 'confront the world's climate emergency', UN chief tells ASEAN Summit. un.org Four of the ten countries most affected by climate change are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday, urging the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok to "confront the world's climate emergency".

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-03). "White Helmets Are Preparing New Chemical Provocations In Syria," France Bombs Iraq & Oil Occupation. 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 (11/2/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Staff (2019-11-03). Australian Prime Minister Pledges to Outlaw Climate Boycotts. truthout.org Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attacked environmental activists in a speech Friday, warning of a "new breed of radical activism" that was "apocalyptic in tone" and pledging to outlaw boycott campaigns that he argued could hurt the country's mining industry. | "We are working to identify mechanisms that can successfully outlaw these indulgent and selfish practices that threaten the livelihoods of fellow Australians, especially in rural and regional areas," Morrison said. "New threats to the future o…

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…

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). 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 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 protesters fled to the central business district lighting street barricades and dropping gasoline bombs through streets filled with b…

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.

(2019-11-02). Stop U.S. and Canadian support for Honduras' Narco-Dictatorship! workers.org This statement on recent events in Honduras was issued by the Honduras Solidarity Network Oct. 13. Former President Mel Zelaya leads an August protest against Honduran dictator JOH. Honduras' Narco-Dictatorship installed through a US backed coup must go! For ten years, since the US backed coup in June 2009, a . . . | Continue reading Stop U.S. and Canadian support for Honduras' Narco-Dictatorship! at Workers.org

Ron Forthofer (2019-11-02). Proposed Withdrawal of US Troops in Syria. dissidentvoice.org President Trump has stated his intent to withdraw US troops from Syria on several occasions since March 2018. Each time politicians from both the Democratic and Republican parties, supported by the corporate-controlled media, have, based on US imperial interests, vehemently challenged the withdrawal proposal. These folks also based their opposition to withdrawal on their supposed …

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). 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…

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…

Peter Koenig (2019-11-02). China Breaks the Western Debt Stranglehold on the World. dissidentvoice.org The west has colonized, exploited, ravaged and assassinated the people of the Global South for hundreds of years. Up to the mid-20th Century Europe has occupied Africa, and large parts of Asia. In Latin America, though much of the sub-Continent was "freed" from Spain and Portugal in the 19th Century — a new kind of …

Common Dreams staff (2019-11-02). Australian PM Morrison Pledges to Outlaw Climate Boycotts. commondreams.org "A new breed of radical activism is on the march. Apocalyptic in tone," said Morrison, an evangelical Christian and a very vocal supporter of US President Donald Trump. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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.

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2019-11-02). End sanctions — act of war — on Zimbabwe. workers.org October 25 was declared "A Day of Action" by the South African Development Community to end the economic sanctions on Zimbabwe. SADC is comprised of 16 countries in the Southern African region. These sanctions — an act of war imposed by the U.S. and other Western imperialist countries 20 years . . . | Continue reading End sanctions — act of war — on Zimbabwe at Workers.org

NationofChange Staff (2019-11-02). 2020 Peace Calendar. nationofchange.org It's easy to feel powerless in America today. We get it. There's an overwhelming amount of negativity and bad news that gets blasted to the public each day. It's enough to make anyone question the ability of our governmental systems to protect us. You can even lose hope in peace altogether. Sure, it's easy to …

Paul Haeder (2019-11-02). Take Your Thiamine and Eat Your Cake Too? dissidentvoice.org So the presumption was that you really just need your basic macronutrients — carbohydrates, proteins, fats, etc., and the mitochondria will take care of everything. What is ignored is that to get from those macronutrients to ATP you actually need functional enzymes and you need micronutrients — vitamins and minerals at each step and there's …

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). Palestinian Resistance Fires Several Projectiles After Palestinian Killed on Friday. imemc.org Israeli sources reported that Palestinian resistance groups fired around 8 rockets across the border from Gaza into Israel Friday night, with one of the projectiles causing slight damage to a house in southern Israel. Israeli residents of the town of Sderot reportedly ran into bomb shelters as a siren sounded …

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, …

Larry Romanoff (2019-11-02). God Save the Queen. The US Destruction of the British Empire. globalresearch.ca One of the major factors that propelled the US to its overwhelming economic supremacy after WWII was the final destruction of the British Empire. WWI caused Britain to lose about 40% of its former Empire, and WWII completed this task…

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 …

Jacob Sugarman (2019-11-02). Democrats Can't Ignore Their Biden Problem Forever. truthdig.com 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 Stephanie Grisha…

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…

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: 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). 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.

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…

Karine Eliane Peschard (2019-11-02). Monsanto wins $7.7b lawsuit in Brazil — but farmers' fight to stop its 'amoral' royalty system will continue. nationofchange.org Monsanto has long had the upper hand over the farmers who use its products. But the momentum may be shifting.

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:…

Mike Lofgren (2019-11-02). Spare Us From the Vichy Republicans. commondreams.org House Judiciary Committee members (L-R) Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) share a laugh during a hearing about the Mueller Reporter in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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.

IMEMC News (2019-11-02). Soldiers Force Palestinians Out Of Their Olive Orchards In Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Saturday, Palestinian olive orchards between Burin and Huwwara towns, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and forced the Palestinians out, in addition to threatening them with "binging the settlers to attack them." Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded the orchards near the illegal Yitzhar colony, …

Gary Olson (2019-11-02). The Empire, Trump and Intra-Ruling Class Conflict. dissidentvoice.org Over the past few months President Trump has unilaterally by Tweet and telephone begun to dismantle the U.S. military's involvement in the Middle East. The irony is amazing, because in a general overarching narrative sense, this is what the marginalized antiwar movement has been trying to do for decades.1 Prof. Harry Targ, in his important …

The Canary (2019-11-02). Johnson facing renewed calls to release Russian interference report ahead of election. thecanary.co Boris Johnson is facing renewed calls to stop delaying the publication of a key report assessing the threat posed by Russia to Britain's democratic processes. | Former attorney general Dominic Grieve on Saturday stressed the document's publication was essential ahead of the General Election, with it containing information "germane" to voters. | Mr Grieve, the chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, has accused the Prime Minister of sitting on the report ahead of the December 12 vote. | The independent MP who was exiled from the Tories by the PM over his no-deal Brexit opposition is calling…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-11-02). Erdogan wants nuclear weapons. workers.org Published Oct. 21 in the Italian newspaper, Il Manifesto. Translation by John Catalinotto. "Some countries have nuclear missiles, but the West insists that we cannot have them. This is unacceptable." This statement by President Erdogan reveals that the current crisis goes beyond that which began with the Turkish offensive in . . . | Continue reading Erdogan wants nuclear weapons at Workers.org

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…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-11-02). It's Official: Dysfunctional Impeachment Resolution against Donald J. Trump. H. RES. 13. 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.

United Nations (2019-11-02). Coal addiction 'must be overcome' to ease climate change, UN chief says in Bangkok. un.org In Thailand for the ASEAN Summit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited a climate mitigation project in Bangkok's new Centenary Park on Saturday where he told journalists that "coal addiction must be overcome".

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 …

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 (11/1/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

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

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

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 & 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…

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Proposed Withdrawal of US Troops in Syria
Ron Forthofer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-03
A US soldier stands by an armored vehicle during a patrol of the northern countryside of the northeastern Syrian town of al-Malikiyah (Derik) at the border with Turkey, on November 3, 2019. (Photo: DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Attacker Stabs Several, Bites Off Politician's Ear as Hong Kong Boils
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-03
HONG KONG — A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months. | The bloody attack erupted outside one of those shopping complexes, Cityplaza on Hong Kong Island. Local media said the attacker told his victims that Hong Kong belongs to China. | Television footage showed the man biting the ear of district councilor Andrew Chiu, who had tried to stop him from leaving after the stabbings. The attacker was then bad…
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We Stand in Solidarity with Rojava, an Example to the World
LaDonna Brave Bull Allard et al | commondreams.org | 2019-11-03
02 November 2019, Berlin: A demonstration of Kurds against the invasion of Syria by the Turkish army under the motto "Stop the war. Solidarity with Rojava" is moving along the boulevard Unter den Linden. Various alliances had called for the demonstration. (Photo by Christoph Soeder/picture alliance via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Real US Mission in Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-03
US involvement in Syria has nothing to do with regional peace, stability and security, nothing to do with combatting ISIS-Daesh terrorists. It's all about killing a nation, partitioning it for easier control, installing puppet rule, eliminating an Israeli rival, isolating …
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President Assad of Syria Tells the Truth regarding ISIS-Al Baghdadi, for All Who Care to Listen
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-03
Western politicians are perception managers, puppets, deep state stooges. They bow to diktats from largely unelected polities. They are hollow, straw figures who sell out their countries and those whom they proclaim to represent with a whim. They have failed …
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Video: Syrian Oil and US Troop Withdrawal, Explained
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-03
The United States is to keep forces at the oil fields in Syria despite the troops' withdrawal from the north of the country. The formal justification of the move is the need to "deny ISIS access" to the oil fields. …
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Colombia: 6th Indigenous Person Killed in Cauca in a Week
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-03
The Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) denounced Saturday the murder of another member of the community in the municipality of Toribío, the sixth murder that occurs in a week in the department of southwest Colombia which has been plagued with violence. | "Indigenous authorities confirm a new murder in the village of Loma Linda, municipality of Toribío. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Alexander Vitonas Casamachin," the CRIC said in its Twitter account. | The human rights coordinator of the Association of Indigenous Cabildos of North Cauca (ACIN), Eduin Mauricio Capaza, condemned the murder of…
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Nasty Russians harassed a sick American diplomat? That's 'fake news' says Foreign Ministry
rt.com | 2019-11-03
The New York Times has spun a tale of Russian treachery based on its usual anonymous sources. Though the Russian Foreign Ministry stepped in to correct the record, the paper didn't let facts get in the way of a good story. | …
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The White House Plan to Strangle Iran. Trump's Flip Flop Foreign Policy
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-03
There is a certain irony in President Donald Trump's frequently expressed desire to withdraw from the endless wars that have characterized the so-called "global war on terror" initiated by George W. Bush in 2001. The problem is that Trump …
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Police State Escalates War on Freedom of Speech
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-03
According to the MAGA nationalists, the "deep state" only persecutes "conservatives" while liberals get a free pass. | The Gestapo-style raid of liberal journalist Max Blumenthal earlier this week demonstrates quite vividly that the state does indeed attack leftist or left-leaning …
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Indigenous People Blocked Ecuador Oil Auction in Growing Fight to Save Amazon
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-03
This summer, a court in Ecuador issued a ruling with profound implications for the urgent fight to save the imperiled Amazon rainforest. The decision effectively blocked a planned government oil auction that threatened half-a-million acres of some of the world's most biodiverse primary rainforest. | The broad outlines of the situation are sadly familiar to similar cases found throughout the Amazon regio…
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WATCH LIVE: Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar Set to Rally Forces in Minneapolis
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2019-11-03
Sanders's surging campaign was forced to move today's rally from the Northrup Arena, which only seats 2,700 to Williams Arena, which can hold more than 14,000 | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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China Breaks the Western Debt Stranglehold on the World
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-03
The west has colonized, exploited, ravaged and assassinated the people of the Global South for hundreds of years. | Up to the mid-20th century Europe has occupied Africa, and large parts of Asia. | In Latin America, though much of the …
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Anti-Imperialist Meeting Concludes Sunday in Havana
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-03
The Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Meeting, for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism, will conclude in Cuba Sunday with the approval of a plan for the defense of the peoples against the interference of the United States and the international right. | RELATED: | Cuba: Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Meeting Kicks Off in Havana | A day earlier, the leader of the Workers' Party (PT) of Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann, received more than two million signatures collected in Cuba in support of the fre…
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A Useful New Life for Waste Plastic
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-03
Swedish scientists say they have found a way to recycle plastic perfectly: their new process can turn any waste plastic back into new plastic of identical quality — and recover all of it. | The process can convert thrown-away plastic bottles, cups, bags, buckets and other detritus into a gas and, from that, fashion new materials. That is, complete recycling would be possible from existing, no-longer-wanted materials rather than petrochemical feedstock. | In 2015, the world generated more than 320 million tonnes of polystyrene,…
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Oil Companies Must Cut Production by 35% to Meet Paris Climate Accord
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-03
The news in a new report is met with a sense of urgency from activists, who say fossil fuel companies need to make a choice.
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Iran's Khamenei Restates Ban on Talks With US
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-03
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the seizure of the United States Embassy in Tehran, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated Sunday a ban on any negotiation with the U.S. | RELATED: | US Sanctions Threaten Iranians' Healthcare: Human Rights Report | "One way to block America's political infiltration is to ban any talks with America. It means Iran will not yield to America's pressure," the Leader said in a meeting with university students in Tehran a day before the anniversary of the Nov. 4, 1979, embassy seizure.
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FBI only cares about 'protecting the ruling class': Lee Camp roasts feds for targeting left-wing groups that threaten status quo
rt.com | 2019-11-03
A new report has accused the FBI of disproportionately targeting left-wing activists, even though right-wing extremism poses a far greater threat to national security. Par for the course, according to Lee Camp. | Defending Rights & Dissent, a civil liberties group, cataloged known instances of First Amendment abuses and political surveillance by the FBI since 2010. The organization found that the feds devoted disproportionate resources to spy on peaceful left-leaning civil society groups, including Occupy Wall Street, Abolish ICE, and various anti-war movements. | The bureau seemed less interested in right-win…
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Venezuela Expels El Salvador's Diplomats from Caracas
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-03
Venezuela's foreign ministry said on Sunday it was expelling El Salvador's diplomats from the country, in response to the Central American country's decision to expel diplomats representing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Venezuela Captures Paramilitary Photographed With Guaido | In a statement, the ministry said it would give the diplomats 48 hours to leave. El Salvador President Nayib Bukele's government does not recognize Maduro as legitimate and said on…
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CIA Death Squads Operate Globally. The Assassination of Foreign Leaders and Officials
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-03
The late Chalmers Johnson, a CIA consultant from 1967 — 1973, called for Langley's abolition, stressing that democracy and the agency's existence are incompatible. | Along with collecting and disseminating intelligence, agency operatives "perform such other functions and duties related …
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Palestinian Killed, Two Wounded in Israel strikes on Gaza
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-03
Israel carried out retaliatory strikes on Gaza Saturday killing a Palestinian and wounding two others, following two nights of rocket attacks that were the first since September. | RELATED: | Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Teen Gets 1-Month Sentence | Dozens of pre-dawn strikes targeted bases of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas, which rules the strip, and those of allied militant groups, a Gaza security source said. | The Israeli army said the strikes targete…
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Canada's SNC-Lavalin Affair: The Site C Dam Project and Bulk Water Export
Joyce Nelson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-03
Once all that water has been impounded behind the dams, it is subject to NAFTA treatment (including in the rewritten USMCA agreement) as a tradable "good" or commodity. Chrystia Freeland and the negotiators for the USMCA did not secure an explicit exemption for water under the goods, services, and investment provisions of the deal.
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India Loses $7 Billion WTO Case Against the US
Great Game India | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-03
India has lost a $7 billion WTO case against US. Meanwhile China has won its case with the WTO now allowing the Chinese to impose a $3.6 billion sanction on American goods. The verdict comes days after India and US …
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Grenfell Tower: Local Authority Accused of Multiple Manslaughter and Government Officers of Dereliction of Duty
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-03
Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, London, was completed in 1974, as part of the first phase of the Lancaster West Estate. The Owner being Kensington and Chelsea, London Borough Council whilst the Landlord was Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation | …
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Month of Fury: Latin America Rises up Against Neoliberalism
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-03
The Global Research News Hour radio program depends on listener donations to maintain and improve the quality of our broadcasts. We thank everyone who donated generously during our October fundraiser. We welcome donations throughout the year, so please consider a …
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How the US Supreme Court and America's Multi-billionaires Are Ruining Democracy in America
Thom Hartmann | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-03
People being killed by wildfires in California, and people dying because they can't afford their insulin are the same thing. Both represent the capture of government by corporations — in other words, both are symptoms of democracy in the United …
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Lawyer: Trump Whistleblower Willing to Take Written GOP Questions
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-03
The surprise offer is an attempt to stem efforts by Trump and allies to unmask the identity of the person who touched off impeachment probe.
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Brazil: 8 Dead In Police Anti-Drug Operation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-03
At least eight people died and three were arrested Sunday in a militarized police operation in the tourist city of Angra dos Reis in southeastern Brazil, Xinhua reported. | Related: | Mexico, Brazil Are Dangerous Places for Practicing Journalism | The events occurred after police received an anonymous tip about the presence of some perpetrators accused of injuring two officers last Sunday in the same location. | Upon arriving in the neighborhood, agents were shot by the gang tha…
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Police Killed Atatiana Jefferson, Then Implied She Was Responsible for Her Death
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-03
At 2: 30 am on October 12, Atatiana Koquice Jefferson was shot and killed in her own home by an officer with the Fort Worth Police Department. Officer Aaron Dean, responding to a call placed by a neighbor to investigate an open front door, searched the exterior of Jefferson's home before approaching her bedroom window. Upon seeing a figure moving inside the…
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Israeli Guard Shoots Unarmed Palestinian in the Back: Video
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-03
A video showing an Israeli Border Police officer shooting an unarmed Palestinian man in the back leaving a checkpoint with his arms raised, in accordance with her instructions, was revealed Saturday evening on Israel Channel 13 News; as the footage became viral Sunday Israeli authorities said that an investigation had already been opened, and the officers on the scene suspended. | RELATED: | Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Teen Gets 1-Month Sentence | On the video,…
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Saudi Aramco Kick-starts What Could be World's Biggest IPO
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-03
Saudi Arabia's giant state oil company finally kick-started its initial public offering (IPO) on Sunday, announcing its intention to float on the domestic bourse in what could be the world's biggest listing as the kingdom seeks to diversify its economy away from oil. | But in its long-awaited announcement, Aramco, the world's most profitable company, offered few specifics on the number of shares to be sold, pricing or the date for a launch. | Bankers have told the Saudi government that investors will likely value the company at around $1.5 trillion, below the $2 trillion valuation touted by Crown Prince Moham…
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Bangladesh Seeks Return From Saudi Arabia of Abused Worker
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-03
Bangladesh demanded Sunday the repatriation of a woman who has been working in Saudi Arabia after a video was published in which she claims to have been a victim of sexual abuse and torture from her employers. | RELATED: | Kafala System to Be Abolished in Qatar: UN | Sumi Akter said she suffered "brutal" and "repeated sexual assault" in the video posted on Facebook and watched by thousands of users. | "I will probably not live longer. Please save me," Akter said imploring for help. | The 25-year…
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Boris Johnson forced to apologise for failing 'do-or-die' Brexit promise
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-03
Boris Johnson has apologised to the Tory members who elected him leader for failing on his "do-or-die" promise to implement Brexit by Halloween. | The prime minister said he feels "deep regret" over missing the former deadline, which he was compelled to extend to the end of January. | With the EU departure the overwhelming focal point of the election campaign, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage ruled out making an eighth bid to become an MP in the December 12 vote. | Meanwhile, the main political parties clashed over policies on the climate crisis, the welfare state and the EU. | So adamant was the PM that he would…
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Farage says Tories have repeatedly offered him 'baubles' including peerage
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-03
Nigel Farage said he has been twice offered a peerage, with the Brexit party leader claiming it is one of a number of "baubles" put forward by the Conservative party. | The Brexit party could play a significant role at the December 12 general election but Boris Johnson has ruled out an election pact. | If the party did stand down hundreds of candidates across the country it would improve the chances of Mr Johnson's Tories gaining a majority or remaining the largest party in a hung parliament. | Speaking to the Sunday Times, the South East MEP said he would decide this coming week where he would stand, with Thurro…
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Labour may scrap Heathrow airport expansion to tackle climate crisis — McDonnell
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-03
John McDonnell has said the Heathrow airport expansion could be scrapped under Labour's plans to tackle the climate crisis. | The shadow chancellor said the controversial plans for a third runway may be blocked if the party wins the general election as part of its efforts to make the nation carbon-neutral by 2030. | On Sunday, he told the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show: "We set ourselves criteria, one of which was environmental impact, the other was also economic impact and social impact. | "On the current criteria, we've said very clearly, Heathrow expansion doesn't qualify." | Pressed if Labour would cancel the ext…
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151 refugees rescued off Libya arrive in Sicily on rescue ship
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-03
An Italian offshore supply vessel which rescued 151 refugees in waters off Libya has arrived in Sicily.The Asso Trenta docked at Pozzallo on Sunday.It was not immediately known if the refugees would stay in Italy or go to other European Union countries.Hours earlier, a German charity's rescue boat, Alan Kurdi, disembarked 88 refugees at Taranto on the Italian mainland.The Alan Kurdi rescue ship arrives in the port of Taranto, Italy (Renato Ingenito/ANSA.AP)Under an EU-brokered deal, 67 refugees will go to four other countries, while the others will stay in Italy.A Taranto official, Gabriella Ficocelli, told Itali…
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Millennials 'would invest more into pensions for worthy investments'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-03
UK millennials would save more into their pensions if they felt it would benefit worthy causes, research has found. | Many in the 20s-30s age bracket feel disgust towards companies which they claimed had irresponsible investment practices, survey results suggest. | The views of 2,500 workers in that age bracket were collated by Adoreboard, a Queen's University, Belfast-based technology firm which measures human emotions. | The research uncovered a wide disconnect between how millennials feel about their pensions and what schemes currently deliver, with only a fifth indicating they felt they were aligned with thei…
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Joe Biden Campaign Pointing Reporters to Larry Summers for Comment on Elizabeth Warren's Health Care Plan
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-11-03
Summers is a valuable surrogate for Biden because he is treated as an elder dispensing wisdom, rather than a spurned rival out to settle scores.
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Turkish nationalists attack Rojava solidarity rally
ALEXB | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-03
Rojava Solidarity Alex BainbridgeIssue 1244 Australia Gold CoastNovember 3, 2019A peaceful rally on the Gold Coast, Queensland, in solidarity with the Rojava Revolution in northern Syria was attacked by Turkish chauvinists on November 3. | Rally spokesperson Mi…
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Journalist Max Blumenthal arrested on false charge in DC
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-03
The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal speaks out on his arrest months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence at the DC…
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Max Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy of Western Media and 'Human Rights' NGOs
Joe Emersberger | commondreams.org | 2019-11-03
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The US Tramples on International Law
Alfred de Zayas, Urs Gasche and F Zollmann | indybay.org | 2019-11-03
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.
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As CA expands oil drilling, Trump plans to frack on 1.2 million acres of federal lands
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-11-03
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 | 2019-11-03
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.
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Forum: Politics Behind Impeachment + Latin American Elections, Uprisings
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-11-03
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
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UN Warns About Increased Attacks, Threats Against Journalists
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-03
The United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres warned Saturday about the increase of attacks and threats against media workers, in a statement to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity Against Journalists. | RELATED: | Mexico, Brazil Are Dangerous Places for Practicing Journalism | "When journalists are attacked, the whole of society pays a price. Without the ability to protect journalists, our ability to keep us informed and contribute to decision-making is sev…
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Far more needed to 'confront the world's climate emergency', UN chief tells ASEAN Summit
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-03
Four of the ten countries most affected by climate change are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday, urging the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok to "confront the world's climate emergency".
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"White Helmets Are Preparing New Chemical Provocations In Syria," France Bombs Iraq & Oil Occupation
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-03
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 (11/2/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Australian Prime Minister Pledges to Outlaw Climate Boycotts
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-03
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attacked environmental activists in a speech Friday, warning of a "new breed of radical activism" that was "apocalyptic in tone" and pledging to outlaw boycott campaigns that he argued could hurt the country's mining industry. | "We are working to identify mechanisms that can successfully outlaw these indulgent and selfish practices that threaten the livelihoods of fellow Australians, especially in rural and regional areas," Morrison said. "New threats to the future o…
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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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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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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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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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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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/02/coal…

Hong Kong Protesters Trash Xinhua 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 protesters fled to the central business district lighting street barricades and dropping gasoline bombs through streets filled with b…
telesurenglish.net/news/hong-kong-protes…

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…

Stop U.S. and Canadian support for Honduras' Narco-Dictatorship!
| workers.org | 2019-11-02
This statement on recent events in Honduras was issued by the Honduras Solidarity Network Oct. 13. Former President Mel Zelaya leads an August protest against Honduran dictator JOH. Honduras' Narco-Dictatorship installed through a US backed coup must go! For ten years, since the US backed coup in June 2009, a . . . | Continue reading Stop U.S. and Canadian support for Honduras' Narco-Dictatorship! at Workers.org
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Proposed Withdrawal of US Troops in Syria
Ron Forthofer | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-02
President Trump has stated his intent to withdraw US troops from Syria on several occasions since March 2018. Each time politicians from both the Democratic and Republican parties, supported by the corporate-controlled media, have, based on US imperial interests, vehemently challenged the withdrawal proposal. These folks also based their opposition to withdrawal on their supposed …
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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…

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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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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China Breaks the Western Debt Stranglehold on the World
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-02
The west has colonized, exploited, ravaged and assassinated the people of the Global South for hundreds of years. Up to the mid-20th Century Europe has occupied Africa, and large parts of Asia. In Latin America, though much of the sub-Continent was "freed" from Spain and Portugal in the 19th Century — a new kind of …
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Australian PM Morrison Pledges to Outlaw Climate Boycotts
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2019-11-02
"A new breed of radical activism is on the march. Apocalyptic in tone," said Morrison, an evangelical Christian and a very vocal supporter of US President Donald Trump. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…
theintercept.com/2019/11/02/deportation-…

End sanctions — act of war — on Zimbabwe
Stephanie Hedgecoke | workers.org | 2019-11-02
October 25 was declared "A Day of Action" by the South African Development Community to end the economic sanctions on Zimbabwe. SADC is comprised of 16 countries in the Southern African region. These sanctions — an act of war imposed by the U.S. and other Western imperialist countries 20 years . . . | Continue reading End sanctions — act of war — on Zimbabwe at Workers.org
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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…

2020 Peace Calendar
NationofChange Staff | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-02
It's easy to feel powerless in America today. We get it. There's an overwhelming amount of negativity and bad news that gets blasted to the public each day. It's enough to make anyone question the ability of our governmental systems to protect us. You can even lose hope in peace altogether. Sure, it's easy to …
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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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Palestinian Resistance Fires Several Projectiles After Palestinian Killed on Friday
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-02
Israeli sources reported that Palestinian resistance groups fired around 8 rockets across the border from Gaza into Israel Friday night, with one of the projectiles causing slight damage to a house in southern Israel. Israeli residents of the town of Sderot reportedly ran into bomb shelters as a siren sounded …
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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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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 …
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God Save the Queen. The US Destruction of the British Empire
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-02
One of the major factors that propelled the US to its overwhelming economic supremacy after WWII was the final destruction of the British Empire. WWI caused Britain to lose about 40% of its former Empire, and WWII completed this task…
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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…
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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
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 Stephanie Grisha…
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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…

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…
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'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:…
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Monsanto wins $7.7b lawsuit in Brazil — but farmers' fight to stop its 'amoral' royalty system will continue
Karine Eliane Peschard | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-02
Monsanto has long had the upper hand over the farmers who use its products. But the momentum may be shifting.
nationofchange.org/2019/11/02/monsanto-w…

Spare Us From the Vichy Republicans
Mike Lofgren | commondreams.org | 2019-11-02
House Judiciary Committee members (L-R) Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) share a laugh during a hearing about the Mueller Reporter in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…

Soldiers Force Palestinians Out Of Their Olive Orchards In Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-02
Israeli soldiers invaded, Saturday, Palestinian olive orchards between Burin and Huwwara towns, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and forced the Palestinians out, in addition to threatening them with "binging the settlers to attack them." Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded the orchards near the illegal Yitzhar colony, …
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The Empire, Trump and Intra-Ruling Class Conflict
Gary Olson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-02
Over the past few months President Trump has unilaterally by Tweet and telephone begun to dismantle the U.S. military's involvement in the Middle East. The irony is amazing, because in a general overarching narrative sense, this is what the marginalized antiwar movement has been trying to do for decades.1 Prof. Harry Targ, in his important …
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Johnson facing renewed calls to release Russian interference report ahead of election
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-02
Boris Johnson is facing renewed calls to stop delaying the publication of a key report assessing the threat posed by Russia to Britain's democratic processes. | Former attorney general Dominic Grieve on Saturday stressed the document's publication was essential ahead of the General Election, with it containing information "germane" to voters. | Mr Grieve, the chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, has accused the Prime Minister of sitting on the report ahead of the December 12 vote. | The independent MP who was exiled from the Tories by the PM over his no-deal Brexit opposition is calling…
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Erdogan wants nuclear weapons
Manlio Dinucci | workers.org | 2019-11-02
Published Oct. 21 in the Italian newspaper, Il Manifesto. Translation by John Catalinotto. "Some countries have nuclear missiles, but the West insists that we cannot have them. This is unacceptable." This statement by President Erdogan reveals that the current crisis goes beyond that which began with the Turkish offensive in . . . | Continue reading Erdogan wants nuclear weapons at Workers.org
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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…

It's Official: Dysfunctional Impeachment Resolution against Donald J. Trump. H. RES. 13
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.
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Coal addiction 'must be overcome' to ease climate change, UN chief says in Bangkok
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-02
In Thailand for the ASEAN Summit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited a climate mitigation project in Bangkok's new Centenary Park on Saturday where he told journalists that "coal addiction must be overcome".
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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 …
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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 (11/1/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-u…

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: 1 Million Protest Extreme Inequality in Latin America's Richest Country
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
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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…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/why-killing-…

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, …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-injure-…

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.
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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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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