Daily Archives: December 1, 2019

2019-12-01: News Headlines

Diana Johnstone (2019-12-01). Appeal to Archbishop of Canterbury for Liberation of Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Œë letter signed by 60 intellectuals from 15 countries was delivered to Lambeth Palace calling on His Grace, Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, to use his moral influence to end the unjustified imprisonment of Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison….

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-12-01). Trump Designating Drug Cartels as Terrorist Organizations Is Aimed Against Mexican President. globalresearch.ca Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a patriotic socialist, in his first year of government rejected a war against the powerful narcotic cartels. However, he now faces a dilemma in the face of Washington's intentions to label the cartels …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-12-01). George H. Walker Bush: The Bush Family and the Mexican Drug Cartel. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump has offered to intervene in Mexico "to go after the Drug Cartels" The Mexican president has turned down Trump's generous offer. President Trump confirmed that he is now considering categorizing the Mexican drug cartels as "terrorists". Extend the "War on Terrorism" to Latin America?

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-12-01). High Representative to the EU: Settlements are an Obstacle to Peace. imemc.org Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, stated, on Thursday, that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank threaten to make a two-state solution impossible, the Palestine News Network reported. "Settlement activity in East Jerusalem seriously jeopardizes the possibility of Jerusalem serving …

Eric Zuesse (2019-12-01). Bolivia Coup, Masterminded in Washington: Post-Coup Update, Rigged Elections? globalresearch.ca With every passing day, it becomes clearer that the military coup in Bolivia on November 10th was masterminded in Washington DC. This reality will create yet a new difficulty in relations between the U.S. regime and Mexico to its direct …

Staff (2019-12-01). European Protesters Demand Amazon Stop Treating Workers Like Robots. truthdig.com Labor rights activists and climate campaigners across Europe used the occasion of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to call attention to and protest Amazon's "appalling" working conditions, paltry benefits, and destructive environmental practices. | "Workers are breaking bones, being knocked unconscious, and being taken away in ambulances," said Mick Rix, national officer with the GMB Union, which organized demonstrations at Amazon warehouses across the United Kingdom on Friday. | "Amazon has spent a fortune on fluffy adverts saying what a great place it is to work," Rix added. "Why not spend th…

teleSUR (2019-12-01). Malta's PM to Quit Amid Crisis Over Murdered Journalist Probe. telesurenglish.net Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced Sunday he plans to step down, saying he would ask his ruling Labour Party to start choosing a new leader for the country next month, amid the crisis over the probe into the murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. | RELATED: | One of Malta's Wealthiest Men Charged With Complicity in Journalist's Murder | "I will write to the president of the Labour Party so that the process for a new leader is set for Jan. 12 2020. O…

teleSUR (2019-12-01). 'Venezuela Faces Media Warfare for 20 Years', Gil. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Vice-Chancellor for Europe Yvan Gil on Saturday denounced that his nation has been facing a media warfare for the last 20 years, which aims to distort what is happening in this South American country and minimize the achievements of the Bolivarian revolution. | RELATED: | Maduro Warns About Actions Against Venezuela From Colombia | According to this diplomat, owners of transnational media are the main responsible for the systematic misrepresentation of the Venezuelan re…

Stephen Lendman (2019-12-01). Turkish Ethnic Cleansing in Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca Launched cross-border on October 9, east of the Euphrates River, Turkish aggression is all about President Erdogan's aim to annex northern Syrian territory. | So-called "Operation Peace Spring" has nothing to do with peace, nothing to do with protecting Turkey from …

South Front (2019-12-01). Video: Syrian Military Bombs Oil Smuggling Infrastructure in Turkish-Occupied Areas. globalresearch.ca On November 26, Kurdish rebels from the so-called Afrin Liberation Forces announced that their forces had eliminated 5 Turkish-backed militants and injured 6 others in an attack near Tuweys in northern Aleppo. The killed and injured militants were reportedly belonging …

teleSUR (2019-12-01). Chile: Municipalities Call Citizens to Independent Consultation. telesurenglish.net Chile's Association of Municipalities (AChM) on Friday announced that it will conduct an independent consultation on Dec. 15, which will be focused on the citizens' main demands. | RELATED: | Chile: People With Eye Injuries To File Lawsuit Against Piñera | AChM executives confirmed that they will make the consultation even though in April 2020 a referendum is convened for the country to pronounce on the realization or not of a new Constitution that replaces the current one, whic…

teleSUR (2019-12-01). Iraq's Communists Support Uprising, Urge for New System. telesurenglish.net Iraq's Communist Party (ICP) continue to call for the resignation of the whole government, a total replacement of the current system by a new one, and for the uprising to continue with the same motivation and power until people's demands are met. | RELATED: | Chilean Communists Reject Sebastian Piñera's Proposal | As massive demonstrations over unemployment, rampant corruption, poor delivery of services, and sectarianism, are gaining momentum, the ICP -the country's oldest existing poli…

Global Research News (2019-12-01). National Endowment for Democracy (NED) "Pulling the Strings" in Hong Kong. globalresearch.ca According to a report by NewsHub, a so-called "offshoot of the CIA" was involved in engineering the protest movement in Hong Kong. The report which quotes French author Maxime Vivas states that the Washington based National Endowment for Democracy (NED) …

Staff (2019-12-01). Thousands Stage Protest at German Coal Mines for Bolder Climate Policy. truthout.org On the heels of Friday's global youth-led climate strike, thousands of activists staged demonstrations at three coal mines in Germany Saturday to protest the government's plan to phase out coal by 2038, which activist…

Stephen Lendman (2019-12-01). Criminalizing Speech and Press Freedoms. Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. globalresearch.ca The persecution of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is all about waging war on truth-telling. | Chelsea Manning remains imprisoned for invoking her constitutional right to remain silent — for refusing to testify against Assange. | Her First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and …

David Suzuki (2019-12-01). Failure to Address Climate Crisis Puts Children at Risk. commondreams.org "You'd think we'd do everything in our power to protect our children, but we aren't." (Photo: Aulia Erlangga/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julie Hollar (2019-12-01). We're Still Waiting for 'Early and Often' Climate Debate Questions. commondreams.org Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raise their hands during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on Sept. 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

John Atcheson (2019-12-01). Why We Need a Green New Deal and Half Measures Won't Work. commondreams.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) announce the introduction of public housing legislation as part of the Green New Deal outside the Capitol on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Matt Bruenig (2019-12-01). The Usual Incoherence on Student Benefits Is Back. peoplespolicyproject.org Of all the welfare state topics, student benefits manages to consistently attract the most incoherent and weird arguments, and the recent spate of arguments on this front are no exception. In the last week, a student benefit dustup has been instigated by Pete Buttigieg ostensibly being against free public college for millionaires and billionaires while Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are ostensibly for it. | This has set off the usual round of commentary about how Buttigieg is arguing for means-testing while Warren and Sanders are arguing f…

Staff (2019-12-01). Earth Nears Irreversible Tipping Points. truthdig.com On the eve of a global climate summit in Madrid, seven distinguished climate scientists have issued an urgent warning of approaching planetary tipping points: within a few years, they say, humankind could enter a state of potentially catastrophic climate change on a new "hothouse" Earth. | They warn that dramatic changes to planetary stability may already be happening in nine vulnerable ecosystems. As these changes happen, they could reinf…

Stephen Lendman (2019-12-01). Six European Nations Join Worthless INSTEX's Trade Mechanism with Iran. globalresearch.ca The EU Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) with Iran became operational in June — a smoke and mirrors scheme to bypass dollar transactions, unrelated to restoring normal European trade with Iran. | It's an illusory financial transactions mechanism, pretending to …

Juan Cole (2019-12-01). Back to Jim Crow Under Trump: 'Lynch Her' Is Republicans' Big Idea to Deal With Rep. Ilhan Omar. commondreams.org Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks during a rally to express solidarity with immigrants and refugees hosted by MoveOn, United We Dream, Families Belong Together, and Popular Democracy near Union Station on May 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-12-01). OPINION: Anatomy of a Zionist Smear Campaign: Jerusalem Post Admits to Fabrications. imemc.org By Marion Kawas for Palestine Chronicle On November 20, 2019, Israel advocacy club Herut Canada held a public meeting entitled "Reservists on Duty" at York University in Toronto. The meeting billed itself as a chance to hear from "real Israeli soldiers" about the "Arab-Israeli conflict, BDS and much more". Pro-Palestinian …

teleSUR (2019-12-01). US Created Fake University to Lure Int'l Students, Arrest Them. telesurenglish.net The United States Department of Homeland Security created a fake university in 2015 luring international students who wanted to study in the country, in order to have them arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, as reported by the Detroit Free Press on Nov. 27. | RELATED: | Yale Student Fights To Halt Deportation of His Mother With Stage IV Cancer | About 90 foreign students, mostly from India, of the fake University of Farmington located in Detr…

Staff (2019-12-01). Toll at Least 21 After Mexico Cartel Attack Near U.S. Border. truthdig.com MEXICO CITY — Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and staged an hour-long attack, officials said, bringing the death toll to at least 21. | The Coahuila state government said in a statement that lawmen aided by helicopters were still chasing remnants of the force that arrived in a convoy of pickup trucks and attacked the city hall of Villa Union on Saturday. | Gov. Miguel Angel Riquelme said at least 14 people had died by that afternoon, four of them police officers. He also said then that several munici…

Staff (2019-12-01). Justices Take Up Gun Case, Though Disputed Law Has Changed. truthdig.com Gun control advocates fear the court's conservative majority could use the case to call into question gun restrictions across the country.

Staff (2019-12-01). House Panel to Vote on Ukraine Report as Trump Mulls Defense. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—The House impeachment inquiry enters a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump's removal from office as he decides whether to mount a defense before a likely Senate trial. | A draft report will be available for members of the House Intelligence Committee to view in a secure location before their planned vote on Tuesday, which would send their findings to the House Judiciary Committee to consider actual charges. | Majority Democrats say the report…

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-12-01). Illegal Israeli Settlers Harass Palestinians and International Supporters. imemc.org Israeli settlers today chased down Palestinian sheep herders and international supporters away from their pastures in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, according Aref Daraghmeh, a local activist. He said the settlers forced the sheep herders to leave the area and assaulted some of the international supporters who …

teleSUR (2019-12-01). Mexico: AMLO Presents 1yr in Office, Promises More Achievements. telesurenglish.net Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador celebrated his first year as head of state this Sunday, being the only left-wing mandate in Mexican history. | RELATED: | Mexico Gets Ready to Assume the Temporary Presidency of Celac | His performance has been highly praised, even by some of his closest adversaries, who have recognized that the country has advanced, and aims to continue to do so, in social matters. Out of the 100 promises made on Dec. 1, 2018, the president has fulfilled 35 commitme…

teleSUR (2019-12-01). Israel Plans New Ilegal Settlement In Hebron Occupied West Bank. telesurenglish.net Israel's defense minister announced Sunday he has approved plans to build a new illegal settlement in the heart of the city of Hebron, which has been strongly criticized by Palestinian officials. | RELATED: | World: International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People | According to local media, Minister Naftali Bennett ordered the departments responsible for the occupied West Bank "to notify the municipality of Hebron about the construction of a new Jewish q…

Gilbert Mercier (2019-12-01). Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Genocide of Native Americans. globalresearch.ca The sad reality about the United States of America is that in a matter of a few hundreds years it managed to rewrite its own history into a mythological fantasy. | The concepts of liberty, freedom and free enterprise in the …

Julian Rose (2019-12-01). Poland Proposes Raising Carcinogenic 5G Emission Levels as a "National Norm" globalresearch.ca Hundreds of letters are pouring into the office of Polish Minister of Health, Lukaz Szumowski, from Polish citizens and people all over the world, responding to Mr Szumowski's proposition to exponentially raise the officially recognised limit for cell phone …

IMEMC News (2019-12-01). Israeli Troops Abduct Five Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids Across the West Bank. imemc.org On Sunday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank and abducted five Palestinians. In the town of Beit Awwa in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, Israeli forces abducted Mohammad Osama Shalash and Uday Ismail Shalash. Both are believed to be under age 18, although …

Elizabeth C. Tippett (2019-12-01). 2020 Race Shows the More Women Run, the More They're Treated Like Candidates—Not 'Tokens'. commondreams.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a 2020 presidential candidate, does a pinky swear with a little girl while walking through the Iowa voters at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa on Aug., 10, 2019. (Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kate Oh (2019-12-01). It's Past Time Congress Reined in the President's Emergency Powers. commondreams.org President Donald Trump greets Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after the State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-12-01). For 10 years you've done nothing! BBC host slams BoJo as PM reveals 74 convicted terrorists roaming UK streets. rt.com UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed that 74 convicted terrorists are roaming the streets of the UK after being granted early release from prison, in cases similar to that of London Bridge attacker Usman Khan. | Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning, the PM revealed that dozens of people with convictions for terrorism offences have been let out of jail before serving their full sentences. | The Conservative politician declined to provide further details on the cases but sought to reassure the British public that these people are being monitored. | | © Nils Jorgensen/ Global Look Pre…

RT (2019-12-01). Police find 'no sign of terrorism' behind stabbing attack on minors in the Hague. rt.com Dutch police say those injured in the stabbing assault in a shopping area in the Hague, since revealed to be underage, were not victims of a terrorist attack. The 35-year-old homeless suspect's motive is still being probed. | "Preliminarily there have been no signs found that would point to there having been a terrorist motive," the Hague police said. "What the motive was, then, is still being investigated." | Also on rt.com | | The Hague stabbing suspect arrested, motive still unclear | The Friday attack, which left three teenagers injured…

LaLa B. Holston-Zannell (2019-12-01). Reducing HIV Transmission Requires Decriminalizing Sex Work. commondreams.org "Since the passage of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), trans sex workers have been pushed to hit the streets late at night or take other risky actions, which put them in more danger." (Photo: Koca Vehbi/Shutterstock via ACLU) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

LaLa B Holston-Zannell (2019-12-01). Reducing HIV Transmission Requires Decriminalizing Sex Work. aclu.org Transgender people are criminalized for our bodies. | We are profiled, stereotyped, and presumed | guilty based on the way we look or for failing to meet gender expectations, and | it must stop. | Nearly one | in six transgender people has been incarcerated. For trans people of color, | the number is one in two. It's staggering, and it demonstrates the deep bias in | our current laws and criminal justice system. | This World AIDS Day, let's not forget that transgender | women —…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-12-01). Maltese Prime Minister Announces Plans to Resign After Protests Intensified Over Journalist's Murder. commondreams.org Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced Sunday that he intends to step down soon amid protests demanding his immediate resignation, which intensified over the weekend after a businessman who allegedly has ties to the government was charged with complicity in the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-12-01). Decrying 'Utterly Inadequate' Efforts to Tackle Climate Crisis, UN Chief Declares 'Our War Against Nature Must Stop'. commondreams.org On the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, U.N. Secretary-General Ant√≥nio Guterres decried the "utterly inadequate" efforts of governments to curb planet-heating emissions and called for "a clear demonstration of increased ambition and commitment" from world leaders to tackle the crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ted Glick (2019-12-01). How We Win via NVDA Campaigning. dissidentvoice.org Long-time peace, justice, democracy and lgbtq activist and trainer George Lakey has written a book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning, about the strategic centrality to movement-building of the approach of nonviolent direct action campaigning. Built upon his decades of organizing experience going back to the '60s civil rights movement, there …

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center and others (2019-12-01). World AIDS Day Commemoration in Oakland. indybay.org Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, 3207 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610…

Nicolas J. S. Davies (2019-12-01). Iraqis Rise Up Against 16 Years of 'Made in the USA' Corruption. globalresearch.ca As Americans sat down to Thanksgiving dinner, Iraqis were mourning 40 protesters killed by police and soldiers on Thursday in Baghdad, Najaf and Nasiriyah. Nearly 400 protesters have been killed since hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets …

Christine Prat (2019-12-01). Daiara Tukano: Europe must stop investing in the genocide industry. indybay.org Daiara Tukano, Tukano of Brazil's Amazon, spoke in Paris at events of the Committee in Solidarity with Indigenous in the Americas, CSIA-Nitassinan. Denouncing colonialism and capitalism, she speaks out for Mother Earth.

Bob Price (2019-12-01). Rebellion in Haiti. indybay.org New Valencia Hall | 747 Polk Street (by Ellis), San Francisco | (near Civic Center BART, Muni Lines 19, 31, 38, 47 49) | Wheelchair accessible…

DXE (2019-12-01). Black Friday Fur Protest Inside Walnut Creek Store Following Statewide Ban on Fur Sale. indybay.org Celebrities, retailers and fashion designers dropping fur as activists forecast end of industry…

Labor Video Project (2019-12-01). 50,000 Rally & March In Berlin To Defend Planet From Global Warming. indybay.org 50,000 rallied and marched through Berlin, Germany to protest the growing dangers of global warming and continued use of oil and gas around the world.

IMC crowd-sourced curriculum (2019-12-01). 20th anniversary of Indymedia / Seattle 1999 WTO protests. indybay.org Curriculum to commemorate and share the history and inspiration of the Independent Media Center network…

Leon Kunstenaaar (2019-12-01). Extinction Rebellion and Women in Black In Black Friday Protests. indybay.org Photos: Leon Kunstenaar, Pro Bono Photo | . | Not everybody went shopping…

Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network (2019-12-01). Winter 2019 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! indybay.org 2019 Year Ends: US Detains Record Number of Child Migrants, Surpassing Crisis Under Obama…

Fabian Scheidler (2019-12-01). The Exodus from the Mega-Machine. indybay.org His book "The End of the Mega-Machine. History of a Failed Civilization" explores the origins of economic power. For 40 years, the global economy has headed into a structural crisis. This crisis is hidden by growing indebtedness and offers fewer and fewer persons a secure livelihood. Another type of economics could be obliged to the public interest and not to profit.

CFBDH (2019-12-01). Beyond Climate Denial: Exposing the Fossil Fuel Industry's Latest Tactics. indybay.org Children's Creativity Museum Theater, 221 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103…

Sunrise Movement Santa Cruz and others (2019-12-01). National Climate Strike: Santa Cruz Walkouts, Marches and Rally. indybay.org County Building, 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…

World AIDS Day Silicon Valley (2019-12-01). World AIDS Day: Memorial Vigil in San Jose. indybay.org San José City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113…

National AIDS Memorial (2019-12-01). Worlds AIDS Day Observance in Golden Gate Park. indybay.org National AIDS Memorial | Golden Gate Park, Nancy Pelosi Dr & Bowling Green Dr, San Francisco 94102…

Su Kapoor (2019-12-01). Human Rights Day in Fresno. indybay.org CSU-Fresno North Gym…

World AIDS Day Silicon Valley (2019-12-01). World AIDS Day: National AIDS Memorial Quilt on display in San Jose. indybay.org San José City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113…

CSCDPH (2019-12-01). World AIDS Day: Ceremonial Raising of Ribbon Flag at San Jose City Hall. indybay.org San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113…

Brenda Norrell (2019-12-01). Radio Free Alcatraz: Fifty Years Later, Sounding out Beauty, Truth and Resistance. indybay.org The 50 Year Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz was broadcast live by Radio Free Alcatraz, continuing and preserving the resistance, the voices of struggle, that began with Santee John Trudell in 1969 on Alcatraz.

NTUIT (2019-12-01). The Wicked Witch of the West AKA Mayor of Oakland. indybay.org The Mayor and her administration are failing miserably in helping homeless people…

Alex Darocy (2019-12-01). SCPD Request for New Tasers to be Addressed at Public Safety Committee Meeting. indybay.org The City of Santa Cruz Public Safety Committee will take up the issue of police Tasers at its next meeting on December 2. A request from the Santa Cruz Police Department for the Santa Cruz City Council to approve a contract with Axon Enterprise, Inc. to re-outfit the entire police department with new Taser guns, at a cost of $235,439, was placed on the consent agenda of the November 12 City Council meeting, but was pulled after inquiries from the Santa Cruz ACLU. SCPD's proposed Taser purchase is listed as item number four on the agenda of the Public Safety Committee meeting, which will be held at 5: 30 pm on Mond…

Fare strike (2019-12-01). Bay Area Youth Evade Unjust BART Fare. indybay.org San Francisco, California. Today, Friday November 29th, Bay Area (born and raised) youth evaded unjust fares and hopped the turnstiles en masse, stating their concern for their communities and a desire to hold BART accountable for attacks towards them. They say that many people from the Bay regularly hop as a basic point of survival and likewise, they have no intention of stopping these evasions.

Lynda Carson (2019-12-01). Pop Up Care Village at Oakland's Frank H. Ogawa Plaza on Wed. Dec. 4, 2019. indybay.org The Pop Up Care Village includes free food, clothing, showers, haircuts, acupuncture, art & music, animal care, mental health services, social services, medical services, legal aid, and harm reduction.

AIM West (2019-12-01). AIM West Blues Show 11-30 cancelled! indybay.org 362 Capp St., SF…

World AIDS Day Silicon Valley (2019-12-01). World AIDS Day: A Celebration of Life & Light in San Jose. indybay.org Lee & Diane Brandenburg Theatre | at the Children's Discovery Museum of San José, 180 Woz Way, San José, CA…

Michelle Bachelet (2019-12-01). Hong Kong's Leaders Have Only One Way Out of the Protest Crisis. commondreams.org Pro-democracy protesters hand out leaflets at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport during a demonstration on Aug. 11, 2019. Rallies on the streets of Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill began on June 9. (Photo: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-12-01). China Accuses Bachelet of Interference in Its Internal Affairs. telesurenglish.net The spokesperson for China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Chen Yaou, on Sunday accused the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet of "inappropriate" interference in his country's internal affairs. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces Errors in Bachelet Report Before the UN | "We wish to emphasize that Hong Kong is a part of China and Hong Kong affairs belong to China's internal affairs where no state, organization or individual shall interfere in any…

teleSUR (2019-12-01). UK Labour's Corbyn Would Stop Arming Saudi Arabia for War on Yemen. telesurenglish.net British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Sunday he would stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in a Yemen devastated by war if his party wins this month's election. | RELATED: | Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Called 'Warmonger,' Town Hall Cut Short | "Labour will stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and work to end the war there, not actively support it as the Conservative government has done," Corbyn said in a speech presenting Labour's foreign p…

RT (2019-12-01). 'Never going to Riyadh again'? Lil Wayne tweets & deletes mysterious angry rant. rt.com US rapper Lil Wayne has targeted Saudi Arabia in an angry tweet, allegedly after running into drugs-related troubles with the law following a concert there. The tweet then mysteriously disappeared amid a wave of mockery and jokes. | "Never going to Riyadh again!!!" Lil Wayne tweeted shortly after his appearance at a concert at Diriyah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia, where he was one of the headliners on Saturday, along with fellow rappers Tyga and Future. | pic.twitter.com/Mcu1DuBwDK— David Sheppard (@OilSheppard) RT (2019-12-01). 'Never going to Riyadh again'? Lil Wayne tweets & deletes mysterious angry rant. rt.com US rapper Lil Wayne has targeted Saudi Arabia in an angry tweet, allegedly after running into drugs-related troubles with the law following a concert there. The tweet then mysteriously disappeared amid a wave of mockery and jokes. | "Never going to Riyadh again!!!" Lil Wayne tweeted shortly after his appearance at a concert at Diriyah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia, where he was one of the headliners on Saturday, along with fellow rappers Tyga and Future. | When you've won the mandate for the international leg of the Saudi Aramco IPO. pic.twitter.com/Mcu1DuBwDK— Davi…

teleSUR (2019-12-01). Saudi Aramco IPO Bids Reach $44.3b as Retail Offer Closes. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco's initial public offering has drawn US$44.3 billion in bids so far from institutional and retail investors, about 1.7 times the amount the government is seeking to raise as of Nov. 29. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia Values Aramco At $1.7 Trillion, World's Possible Biggest IPO | Institutional book-building closes on Dec. 4, before the IPO's final pricing the next day. The Saudi government plans to raise more than US$25 billion by…

RT (2019-12-01). Fruit of 'US-backed colonization': Israel to DOUBLE Jewish population in West Bank's Hebron. rt.com Two weeks after the US announced that it did not consider illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories to be in breach of international law, Israel announced a plan to double the Jewish population of Hebron. | The plan announced by Israel's newly appointed Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday will involve demolishing a wholesale market in Hebron and replacing it with a new neighborhood. At the moment, there are an estimated 200,000 Palestinians and 1,000 Jews living in the city. | The statement touted the move as ensuring "territorial continuity" between the existing Jewish Avraham Avi…

Gilad Atzmon (2019-12-01). UK Jewish Lobby Continues to Smear Jeremy Corbyn. dissidentvoice.org For the last 15 years I have been warning both Brits and Jews of the possibility of serious consequences that might result from the intensive activities of the Jewish Lobby in Britain and beyond. I have written thousands of commentaries about the topic, given endless talks and interviews and published the best selling books on …

United Nations (2019-12-01). COP25: 'Signals of hope' multiplying in face of global climate crisis, insists UN chief Guterres. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General has outlined the "increased ambition and commitment" that the world needs from governments during the coming days of the COP25 UN climate change conference which opens in Madrid on Monday, calling for "accountability, responsibility and leadership" to end the global climate crisis.

teleSUR (2019-12-01). Over 5,000 Police Deployed to Monitor Climate Summit in Spain. telesurenglish.net Spain's authorities have deployed over 5,000 officers to monitor the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) to be held in Madrid from Monday. | RELATED: | Global Strikes to Pressure U.N. Climate Summit COP25 | While the Civil Guard will control vehicular traffic and airport security, the Defense Ministry will supervise air safety. | For its part, Madrid's Municipal Police will control urban mobility and support government delegations in their movements. | This spec…

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-12-01). Adalah: Withholding Deceased Palestinians a Violation of International Humanitarian Law. imemc.org Withholding bodies of dead Palestinians and not returning them to their families for proper burial, is a cruel practice and a violation of international humanitarian law and United Nations Convention against Torture, said the Haifa-based Adalah — The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel said Friday. The Palestinian …

Global Research News (2019-12-01). Selected Articles: The Bush Family and the Mexican Drug Cartel. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | | George H. Walker Bush:

RT (2019-12-01). Gunmen kill up to 14 in Protestant church attack in Burkina Faso — reports. rt.com A Protestant church has been attacked by unidentified gunmen in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, according to media reports citing security sources. Some 14 people are feared dead in the wake of the massacre. | The incident reportedly occurred in the commune of Hantoukoura, located in the east of the country close to its border with Niger, late on Sunday, yet there's no official word on it. | The church was attacked by unknown assailants while a congregation attended a service. The assault left 10 to 14 people dead, according to various media reports. | Africa's Maghreb and Sahel regions have been endu…

RT (2019-12-01). Iraqi PM's resignation approved amid deadly anti-govt protests. rt.com The Iraqi parliament voted to approve the resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Sunday after he has formally submitted a proposal to leave the office two days ago. | Speaker Mohammad al-Halbusi said the President Barham Salih will ask the largest political bloc in the house to nominate Abdul-Mahdi's successor. | The PM was forced to resign after two months of intense protests and clashes with police, which left more than 400 dead. The protesters blame the government for corruption, poor living standards, and unemployment. There was rioting in several cities, during which an Iranian consulate was bu…

RT (2019-12-01). 2nd London Bridge stabbing victim named: 23-year-old former Cambridge student slain by jihadist. rt.com The second victim of jihadist Usman Khan's knife attack on London Bridge has been named as Saskia Jones, a 23-year-old former student at the University of Cambridge. | Jones was taking part in an event in Fishmongers' Hall to mark five years of the university's Learning Together program, which brings together people in criminal justice and higher education institutions, when she was brutally murdered by Khan. | Also on rt.com | | London Bridge stabbing victim named: 25yo man who worked on same criminal rehab workshop attacker had attended | The young woma…

RT (2019-12-01). 19 killed, 21 injured in Russia after commuter bus plummets from bridge into frozen river (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com A packed bus ruptured a tire and skidded off a bridge, landing upside down in a frozen river in Russia, killing at least 19 passengers. Rescuers fought to free survivors as the vehicle was still at risk of becoming submerged. | The bus fell six meters (about 20 feet) from a bridge over the Kuenga River while traveling from the city of Chita to Sretensk in Zabaykalsky Region in Russia's Far East on Sunday. Harrowing video footage from the scene shows first responders swarming the damaged bus, which lay upside down on a bloodied snowy surface, with its roof completely smashed in and windows shattered. | –&…

RT (2019-12-01). 'A surprise for the enemy': Iran's new submarine-launched cruise missile enters mass production. rt.com Iran has launched mass production of its new submarine-launched Jask cruise missile, the country's Navy chief has said, adding that work on upgraded versions of the weapon is already in progress. | Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi was speaking in Tehran on Saturday at an event showcasing new weaponry and other military projects that his force has been involved with. Announcing the launch of the Jask cruise missile's mass production, Khanzadi said the munition will be used by all the subs of Iran's Navy. | While the official did not share any special characteristics of the missile, it's known that the Jask can be…

RT (2019-12-01). Pittsburgh poised to host Cleveland in first meeting since Browns-Steelers 'Helmetgate' brawl. rt.com There will be a little extra spice at the Steelers' Heinz Field on Sunday when Pittsburgh host the Cleveland Browns, just weeks after the infamous 'Helmetgate' brawl which saw Browns star Myles Garrett indefinitely suspended. | The melee, which occurred with just eight seconds remaining on the clock during the Browns' November 14 win against their AFC North rivals, has meant that several of the participants in the initial game will be forced to watch the rematch from the sidelines. | Garrett, the first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, won't play until next season, after being issued with a heavy suspension and fine…

RT (2019-12-01). WATCH: Hapless Indian thieves' attempt to steal ATM using pick-up truck creates awful mess. rt.com Strap a chain around an ATM, pull it away with your truck and count your cash; sounds straightforward, right? Well, things didn't quite go to plan for one team of bungling burglars in the Indian state of Rajasthan. | CCTV footage from the incident shows the thieves sizing up the machine in a branch of the Bank of Baroda in the city of Jodhpur in northwest India. One of the men then spots the CCTV camera and knocks it out of commission with a stick. | The action then switches to an outdoor camera where the thieves can be seen hopping into the pick-up and preparing to make good their escape. However, when the…

RT (2019-12-01). 'No consistency at all': More VAR drama as Freddie Ljungberg begins Arsenal managerial stint with draw at lowly Norwich. rt.com Arsenal will count themselves as fortunate to have escaped Carrow Road with a point after a controversial VAR penalty decision helped them to a 2-2 draw at Norwich in Freddie Ljungberg's first game as caretaker manager. | Unai Emery may have been dispatched last week but Arsenal's winless run in the league has continued under new temporary boss Ljungberg and now stretches to six games (D4, L2) in what has been the worst start to a top flight campaign since 1975 – and it could easily have been worse. | Arsenal began brightly but the defensive frailties which have characterized their recent form showed themselve…

RT (2019-12-01). Airbus fires 16 employees linked to alleged industrial espionage on German MILITARY contracts. rt.com Europe's aerospace giant Airbus has found itself at the center of a scandal after it was revealed that some of its employees, in a division handling German military projects, are suspected of involvement in industrial espionage. | The aviation and defense company has dismissed 16 employees, including a department manager, without notice, as all of them were suspected of spying on corporate secrets and of illegally obtaining confidential documents on future projects of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). | Airbus is one of the major suppliers of the German Armed Forces; it regularly wins contracts to provide…

RT (2019-12-01). BoJo column saying UK's poorest 20% are 'chavs,' 'burglars,' 'drug addicts' & 'losers' resurfaces to haunt PM. rt.com Boris Johnson described the poorest 20 percent of British society as being made-up of "chavs," "losers," "burglars," "drug addicts" and "criminals", in yet another example of past writings coming back to haunt the UK premier. | Johnson was a Conservative MP and editor of the Spectator magazine when he penned the controversial piece in the Daily Telegraph in 2005. The article was blasted by political opponents as it resurfaced and was widely shared on social media…

RT (2019-12-01). WATCH French riot police knock down elderly woman… during rally for 80yo who died after getting hit by tear gas grenade. rt.com French police have attracted some really bad publicity, after knocking down an elderly lady during a rally in Marseille — an event being held to honor another 80-year-old woman who died after being hit by a police grenade. | Over 1,000 people gathered in the southern city of Marseille on Saturday to remember Zineb Redouane. A resident of the city and of Algerian origins, she died in hospital last December at the age of 80 — a day after she was hit in the face by a tear gas grenade, launched by riot police during a turbulent Yellow Vests rally. | The demonstrators carried a large banner, reading "Tri…

RT (2019-12-01). Passenger plane ATTACKED while attempting to land in Cameroon's troubled anglophone region. rt.com A Cameroon Airlines passenger plane came under fire while approaching an airport in the country's restive English-speaking region on Sunday. | The aircraft was preparing to land in Bamenda airport in Cameroon's Northwest Region when it was attacked by gunmen. | The pilot managed to land the plane safely and there were no casualties, the airline said in a statement. "Thanks to the bravery of the captain, the aircraft was able to land smoothly despite the impact on its fuselage," it said. Cameroon Airlines is assessing the damage to the plane. | Separatist insurgents in the English-speaking west of Cameroon have…

RT (2019-12-01). Duel in the desert! UNLV and Nevada engage in wild brawl on the field during heated college football clash (VIDEO). rt.com If you're looking for a sport where tempers flare and emotions boil over, look no further than college football in America, where we had another example of a multi-player meltdown as UNLV took on local rivals Nevada on Saturday. | The two sides battled hard in a tense matchup that was eventually decided by a Steve Jenkins touchdown catch and run in overtime as UNLV secured a 33-30 victory. | But after Jenkins darted clear of the Nevada secondary to score the game-winning touchdown, the wide receiver then headed back upfield to celebrate, and UNLV's celebrating quarterback Kenyon Obland was sucker-punched from…

RT (2019-12-01). What next, cattle transport? Mexican mayor mocked online for wanting Tesla pickups as GARBAGE, WATER trucks & police cars. rt.com The top official of a Mexican city has suggested that the futuristic Tesla Cybertruck would be awesome to patrol streets and to take out the trash, unleashing a wave of mockery online. | Last week, the internet had a field day poking fun at Elon Musk's most-recent creation — the electric-powered Tesla Cybertruck. Nevertheless, Adrian Esper Cardenas, who heads up the city of Ciudad Velles in Mexico's central San Luis Potosi state, believes the trendy pickup trucks would be rather useful in municipal services. | The mayor said he has pre-ordered 15 vehicles, making a deposit of $1,500 of his own money, equi…

WSWS (2019-11-30). Iraqi prime minister offers resignation after army unleashes bloodbath. wsws.org Adel Abdul Mahdi's announcement followed the massacre of protesters in two southern Iraqi cities and the capital Baghdad, in which at least 62 were killed.

Reese Erlich (2019-11-30). What's Next for Bolivia After Military Coup? commondreams.org Bolivia's interim president Jeanine A√±ez speaks during a press conference to announce that the Senate approved a bill that could open the door to new elections without ex-president Evo Morales, as the caretaker government prepared to meet with protesters to end weeks of unrest, in La Paz on Nov. 23, 2019. (Photo: Jorge Bernal/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-11-30). John Pilger visits Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison: "Look how you frighten them!" wsws.org The following speech was delivered by veteran investigative journalist John Pilger to a public meeting in London on November 28 at St Pancras New Church.

John Pilger (2019-11-30). Visiting Britain's Political Prisoner. dissidentvoice.org I set out at dawn. Her Majesty's Prison Belmarsh is in the flat hinterland of south east London, a ribbon of walls and wire with no horizon. At what is called the visitors centre, I surrendered my passport, wallet, credit cards, medical cards, money, phone, keys, comb, pen, paper. I need two pairs of glasses. …

WSWS (2019-11-30). Australian bank chief resigns over money laundering charges. wsws.org This latest scandal does not directly involve cheating customers, but centres on allegations of evading official transaction-tracking measures.

teleSUR (2019-11-30). Suriname: Military Court Demands President's Resignation. telesurenglish.net Suriname's opposition political parties have demanded President Desi Bouterse's immediate resignation after a military tribunal sentenced the head of state for 20 years in prison due to killings during a military Junta in the 1980s. | RELATED: | Suriname To Dutch MP: 'We're Not A Failed State' | According to the ruling, Bouterse is implicated in the murder of 15 political leaders opposed to the military junta that he established in 1982, after a coup d'etat. | The head of state who is in China…

Alan MacLeod (2019-11-30). Shaping Public Opinion: The New York Times' Long History of Endorsing US-Backed Coups. globalresearch.ca Bolivian President Evo Morales was overthrown in a U.S.-backed military coup d'état earlier this month after Bolivian army generals appeared on television demanding his resignation. As Morales fled to Mexico, the army appointed right-wing Senator Jeanine Añez as his …

teleSUR (2019-11-30). Crimes Against Humanity Reported in Bolivia: Int'l Delegation. telesurenglish.net The Argentinian Delegation in Solidarity with Bolivia, which arrived in the country to carry out work on human rights violations, denounced Saturday the de-facto government is committing "crimes against humanity" since the Jeanine àÅñez take the power. | RELATED | Bolivia: Human Rights Defenders Mission Harrassed Upon Arrival | In a press conference on Saturday, members of the delegation presented the preliminary conclusions, based on evidence and testimonies gathered that…

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Appeal to Archbishop of Canterbury for Liberation of Julian Assange
Diana Johnstone | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
Œë letter signed by 60 intellectuals from 15 countries was delivered to Lambeth Palace calling on His Grace, Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, to use his moral influence to end the unjustified imprisonment of Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison….
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Trump Designating Drug Cartels as Terrorist Organizations Is Aimed Against Mexican President
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a patriotic socialist, in his first year of government rejected a war against the powerful narcotic cartels. However, he now faces a dilemma in the face of Washington's intentions to label the cartels …
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High Representative to the EU: Settlements are an Obstacle to Peace
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-01
Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, stated, on Thursday, that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank threaten to make a two-state solution impossible, the Palestine News Network reported. "Settlement activity in East Jerusalem seriously jeopardizes the possibility of Jerusalem serving …
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Bolivia Coup, Masterminded in Washington: Post-Coup Update, Rigged Elections?
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
With every passing day, it becomes clearer that the military coup in Bolivia on November 10th was masterminded in Washington DC. This reality will create yet a new difficulty in relations between the U.S. regime and Mexico to its direct …
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European Protesters Demand Amazon Stop Treating Workers Like Robots
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-01
Labor rights activists and climate campaigners across Europe used the occasion of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to call attention to and protest Amazon's "appalling" working conditions, paltry benefits, and destructive environmental practices. | "Workers are breaking bones, being knocked unconscious, and being taken away in ambulances," said Mick Rix, national officer with the GMB Union, which organized demonstrations at Amazon warehouses across the United Kingdom on Friday. | "Amazon has spent a fortune on fluffy adverts saying what a great place it is to work," Rix added. "Why not spend th…
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Malta's PM to Quit Amid Crisis Over Murdered Journalist Probe
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced Sunday he plans to step down, saying he would ask his ruling Labour Party to start choosing a new leader for the country next month, amid the crisis over the probe into the murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. | RELATED: | One of Malta's Wealthiest Men Charged With Complicity in Journalist's Murder | "I will write to the president of the Labour Party so that the process for a new leader is set for Jan. 12 2020. O…
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'Venezuela Faces Media Warfare for 20 Years', Gil
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Venezuela's Vice-Chancellor for Europe Yvan Gil on Saturday denounced that his nation has been facing a media warfare for the last 20 years, which aims to distort what is happening in this South American country and minimize the achievements of the Bolivarian revolution. | RELATED: | Maduro Warns About Actions Against Venezuela From Colombia | According to this diplomat, owners of transnational media are the main responsible for the systematic misrepresentation of the Venezuelan re…
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Turkish Ethnic Cleansing in Northern Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
Launched cross-border on October 9, east of the Euphrates River, Turkish aggression is all about President Erdogan's aim to annex northern Syrian territory. | So-called "Operation Peace Spring" has nothing to do with peace, nothing to do with protecting Turkey from …
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Video: Syrian Military Bombs Oil Smuggling Infrastructure in Turkish-Occupied Areas
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
On November 26, Kurdish rebels from the so-called Afrin Liberation Forces announced that their forces had eliminated 5 Turkish-backed militants and injured 6 others in an attack near Tuweys in northern Aleppo. The killed and injured militants were reportedly belonging …
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Iraq's Communists Support Uprising, Urge for New System
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Iraq's Communist Party (ICP) continue to call for the resignation of the whole government, a total replacement of the current system by a new one, and for the uprising to continue with the same motivation and power until people's demands are met. | RELATED: | Chilean Communists Reject Sebastian Piñera's Proposal | As massive demonstrations over unemployment, rampant corruption, poor delivery of services, and sectarianism, are gaining momentum, the ICP -the country's oldest existing poli…
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Chile: Municipalities Call Citizens to Independent Consultation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Chile's Association of Municipalities (AChM) on Friday announced that it will conduct an independent consultation on Dec. 15, which will be focused on the citizens' main demands. | RELATED: | Chile: People With Eye Injuries To File Lawsuit Against Piñera | AChM executives confirmed that they will make the consultation even though in April 2020 a referendum is convened for the country to pronounce on the realization or not of a new Constitution that replaces the current one, whic…
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Iraqis Rise Up Against 16 Years of 'Made in the USA' Corruption
Nicolas J. S. Davies | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
As Americans sat down to Thanksgiving dinner, Iraqis were mourning 40 protesters killed by police and soldiers on Thursday in Baghdad, Najaf and Nasiriyah. Nearly 400 protesters have been killed since hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets …
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National Endowment for Democracy (NED) "Pulling the Strings" in Hong Kong
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
According to a report by NewsHub, a so-called "offshoot of the CIA" was involved in engineering the protest movement in Hong Kong. The report which quotes French author Maxime Vivas states that the Washington based National Endowment for Democracy (NED) …
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Criminalizing Speech and Press Freedoms. Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
The persecution of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is all about waging war on truth-telling. | Chelsea Manning remains imprisoned for invoking her constitutional right to remain silent — for refusing to testify against Assange. | Her First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and …
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Failure to Address Climate Crisis Puts Children at Risk
David Suzuki | commondreams.org | 2019-12-01
"You'd think we'd do everything in our power to protect our children, but we aren't." (Photo: Aulia Erlangga/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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We're Still Waiting for 'Early and Often' Climate Debate Questions
Julie Hollar | commondreams.org | 2019-12-01
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raise their hands during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on Sept. 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Why We Need a Green New Deal and Half Measures Won't Work
John Atcheson | commondreams.org | 2019-12-01
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) announce the introduction of public housing legislation as part of the Green New Deal outside the Capitol on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Usual Incoherence on Student Benefits Is Back
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-12-01
Of all the welfare state topics, student benefits manages to consistently attract the most incoherent and weird arguments, and the recent spate of arguments on this front are no exception. In the last week, a student benefit dustup has been instigated by Pete Buttigieg ostensibly being against free public college for millionaires and billionaires while Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are ostensibly for it. | This has set off the usual round of commentary about how Buttigieg is arguing for means-testing while Warren and Sanders are arguing f…
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Earth Nears Irreversible Tipping Points
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-01
On the eve of a global climate summit in Madrid, seven distinguished climate scientists have issued an urgent warning of approaching planetary tipping points: within a few years, they say, humankind could enter a state of potentially catastrophic climate change on a new "hothouse" Earth. | They warn that dramatic changes to planetary stability may already be happening in nine vulnerable ecosystems. As these changes happen, they could reinf…
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Six European Nations Join Worthless INSTEX's Trade Mechanism with Iran
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
The EU Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) with Iran became operational in June — a smoke and mirrors scheme to bypass dollar transactions, unrelated to restoring normal European trade with Iran. | It's an illusory financial transactions mechanism, pretending to …
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Back to Jim Crow Under Trump: 'Lynch Her' Is Republicans' Big Idea to Deal With Rep. Ilhan Omar
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-12-01
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks during a rally to express solidarity with immigrants and refugees hosted by MoveOn, United We Dream, Families Belong Together, and Popular Democracy near Union Station on May 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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OPINION: Anatomy of a Zionist Smear Campaign: Jerusalem Post Admits to Fabrications
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-01
By Marion Kawas for Palestine Chronicle On November 20, 2019, Israel advocacy club Herut Canada held a public meeting entitled "Reservists on Duty" at York University in Toronto. The meeting billed itself as a chance to hear from "real Israeli soldiers" about the "Arab-Israeli conflict, BDS and much more". Pro-Palestinian …
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US Created Fake University to Lure Int'l Students, Arrest Them
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
The United States Department of Homeland Security created a fake university in 2015 luring international students who wanted to study in the country, in order to have them arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, as reported by the Detroit Free Press on Nov. 27. | RELATED: | Yale Student Fights To Halt Deportation of His Mother With Stage IV Cancer | About 90 foreign students, mostly from India, of the fake University of Farmington located in Detr…
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Illegal Israeli Settlers Harass Palestinians and International Supporters
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-01
Israeli settlers today chased down Palestinian sheep herders and international supporters away from their pastures in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, according Aref Daraghmeh, a local activist. He said the settlers forced the sheep herders to leave the area and assaulted some of the international supporters who …
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It's Past Time Congress Reined in the President's Emergency Powers
Kate Oh | commondreams.org | 2019-12-01
President Donald Trump greets Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after the State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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2020 Race Shows the More Women Run, the More They're Treated Like Candidates—Not 'Tokens'
Elizabeth C. Tippett | commondreams.org | 2019-12-01
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a 2020 presidential candidate, does a pinky swear with a little girl while walking through the Iowa voters at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa on Aug., 10, 2019. (Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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House Panel to Vote on Ukraine Report as Trump Mulls Defense
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-01
WASHINGTON–The House impeachment inquiry enters a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump's removal from office as he decides whether to mount a defense before a likely Senate trial. | A draft report will be available for members of the House Intelligence Committee to view in a secure location before their planned vote on Tuesday, which would send their findings to the House Judiciary Committee to consider actual charges. | Majority Democrats say the report…
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Toll at Least 21 After Mexico Cartel Attack Near U.S. Border
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-01
MEXICO CITY — Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and staged an hour-long attack, officials said, bringing the death toll to at least 21. | The Coahuila state government said in a statement that lawmen aided by helicopters were still chasing remnants of the force that arrived in a convoy of pickup trucks and attacked the city hall of Villa Union on Saturday. | Gov. Miguel Angel Riquelme said at least 14 people had died by that afternoon, four of them police officers. He also said then that several munici…
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Justices Take Up Gun Case, Though Disputed Law Has Changed
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-01
Gun control advocates fear the court's conservative majority could use the case to call into question gun restrictions across the country.
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Israeli Troops Abduct Five Palestinians in Pre-Dawn Raids Across the West Bank
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-01
On Sunday morning before dawn, Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank and abducted five Palestinians. In the town of Beit Awwa in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, Israeli forces abducted Mohammad Osama Shalash and Uday Ismail Shalash. Both are believed to be under age 18, although …
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Poland Proposes Raising Carcinogenic 5G Emission Levels as a "National Norm"
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
Hundreds of letters are pouring into the office of Polish Minister of Health, Lukaz Szumowski, from Polish citizens and people all over the world, responding to Mr Szumowski's proposition to exponentially raise the officially recognised limit for cell phone …
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Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Genocide of Native Americans
Gilbert Mercier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
The sad reality about the United States of America is that in a matter of a few hundreds years it managed to rewrite its own history into a mythological fantasy. | The concepts of liberty, freedom and free enterprise in the …
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Mexico: AMLO Presents 1yr in Office, Promises More Achievements
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador celebrated his first year as head of state this Sunday, being the only left-wing mandate in Mexican history. | RELATED: | Mexico Gets Ready to Assume the Temporary Presidency of Celac | His performance has been highly praised, even by some of his closest adversaries, who have recognized that the country has advanced, and aims to continue to do so, in social matters. Out of the 100 promises made on Dec. 1, 2018, the president has fulfilled 35 commitme…
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Israel Plans New Ilegal Settlement In Hebron Occupied West Bank
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Israel's defense minister announced Sunday he has approved plans to build a new illegal settlement in the heart of the city of Hebron, which has been strongly criticized by Palestinian officials. | RELATED: | World: International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People | According to local media, Minister Naftali Bennett ordered the departments responsible for the occupied West Bank "to notify the municipality of Hebron about the construction of a new Jewish q…
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Reducing HIV Transmission Requires Decriminalizing Sex Work
LaLa B. Holston-Zannell | commondreams.org | 2019-12-01
"Since the passage of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), trans sex workers have been pushed to hit the streets late at night or take other risky actions, which put them in more danger." (Photo: Koca Vehbi/Shutterstock via ACLU) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Reducing HIV Transmission Requires Decriminalizing Sex Work
LaLa B Holston-Zannell | aclu.org | 2019-12-01
Transgender people are criminalized for our bodies. | We are profiled, stereotyped, and presumed | guilty based on the way we look or for failing to meet gender expectations, and | it must stop. | Nearly one | in six transgender people has been incarcerated. For trans people of color, | the number is one in two. It's staggering, and it demonstrates the deep bias in | our current laws and criminal justice system. | This World AIDS Day, let's not forget that transgender | women –…
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Maltese Prime Minister Announces Plans to Resign After Protests Intensified Over Journalist's Murder
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-01
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced Sunday that he intends to step down soon amid protests demanding his immediate resignation, which intensified over the weekend after a businessman who allegedly has ties to the government was charged with complicity in the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Decrying 'Utterly Inadequate' Efforts to Tackle Climate Crisis, UN Chief Declares 'Our War Against Nature Must Stop'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-01
On the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, U.N. Secretary-General Ant√≥nio Guterres decried the "utterly inadequate" efforts of governments to curb planet-heating emissions and called for "a clear demonstration of increased ambition and commitment" from world leaders to tackle the crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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George H. Walker Bush: The Bush Family and the Mexican Drug Cartel
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
Donald Trump has offered to intervene in Mexico "to go after the Drug Cartels" The Mexican president has turned down Trump's generous offer. President Trump confirmed that he is now considering categorizing the Mexican drug cartels as "terrorists". Extend the "War on Terrorism" to Latin America?
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Police find 'no sign of terrorism' behind stabbing attack on minors in the Hague
rt.com | 2019-12-01
Dutch police say those injured in the stabbing assault in a shopping area in the Hague, since revealed to be underage, were not victims of a terrorist attack. The 35-year-old homeless suspect's motive is still being probed. | "Preliminarily there have been no signs found that would point to there having been a terrorist motive," the Hague police said. "What the motive was, then, is still being investigated." | Also on rt.com | | The Hague stabbing suspect arrested, motive still unclear | The Friday attack, which left three teenagers injured…
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For 10 years you've done nothing! BBC host slams BoJo as PM reveals 74 convicted terrorists roaming UK streets
rt.com | 2019-12-01
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed that 74 convicted terrorists are roaming the streets of the UK after being granted early release from prison, in cases similar to that of London Bridge attacker Usman Khan. | Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning, the PM revealed that dozens of people with convictions for terrorism offences have been let out of jail before serving their full sentences. | The Conservative politician declined to provide further details on the cases but sought to reassure the British public that these people are being monitored. | | © Nils Jorgensen/ Global Look Pre…
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UK Labour's Corbyn Would Stop Arming Saudi Arabia for War on Yemen
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Sunday he would stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in a Yemen devastated by war if his party wins this month's election. | RELATED: | Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Called 'Warmonger,' Town Hall Cut Short | "Labour will stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and work to end the war there, not actively support it as the Conservative government has done," Corbyn said in a speech presenting Labour's foreign p…
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'Never going to Riyadh again'? Lil Wayne tweets & deletes mysterious angry rant
rt.com | 2019-12-01
US rapper Lil Wayne has targeted Saudi Arabia in an angry tweet, allegedly after running into drugs-related troubles with the law following a concert there. The tweet then mysteriously disappeared amid a wave of mockery and jokes. | "Never going to Riyadh again!!!" Lil Wayne tweeted shortly after his appearance at a concert at Diriyah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia, where he was one of the headliners on Saturday, along with fellow rappers Tyga and Future. | When you've won the mandate for the international leg of the Saudi Aramco IPO. pic.twitter.com/Mcu1DuBwDK– Davi…
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Saudi Aramco IPO Bids Reach $44.3b as Retail Offer Closes
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco's initial public offering has drawn US$44.3 billion in bids so far from institutional and retail investors, about 1.7 times the amount the government is seeking to raise as of Nov. 29. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia Values Aramco At $1.7 Trillion, World's Possible Biggest IPO | Institutional book-building closes on Dec. 4, before the IPO's final pricing the next day. The Saudi government plans to raise more than US$25 billion by…
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Hong Kong's Leaders Have Only One Way Out of the Protest Crisis
Michelle Bachelet | commondreams.org | 2019-12-01
Pro-democracy protesters hand out leaflets at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport during a demonstration on Aug. 11, 2019. Rallies on the streets of Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill began on June 9. (Photo: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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China Accuses Bachelet of Interference in Its Internal Affairs
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
The spokesperson for China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Chen Yaou, on Sunday accused the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet of "inappropriate" interference in his country's internal affairs. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces Errors in Bachelet Report Before the UN | "We wish to emphasize that Hong Kong is a part of China and Hong Kong affairs belong to China's internal affairs where no state, organization or individual shall interfere in any…
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Fruit of 'US-backed colonization': Israel to DOUBLE Jewish population in West Bank's Hebron
rt.com | 2019-12-01
Two weeks after the US announced that it did not consider illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories to be in breach of international law, Israel announced a plan to double the Jewish population of Hebron. | The plan announced by Israel's newly appointed Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday will involve demolishing a wholesale market in Hebron and replacing it with a new neighborhood. At the moment, there are an estimated 200,000 Palestinians and 1,000 Jews living in the city. | The statement touted the move as ensuring "territorial continuity" between the existing Jewish Avraham Avi…
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UK Jewish Lobby Continues to Smear Jeremy Corbyn
Gilad Atzmon | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-01
For the last 15 years I have been warning both Brits and Jews of the possibility of serious consequences that might result from the intensive activities of the Jewish Lobby in Britain and beyond. I have written thousands of commentaries about the topic, given endless talks and interviews and published the best selling books on …
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How We Win via NVDA Campaigning
Ted Glick | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-01
Long-time peace, justice, democracy and lgbtq activist and trainer George Lakey has written a book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning, about the strategic centrality to movement-building of the approach of nonviolent direct action campaigning. Built upon his decades of organizing experience going back to the '60s civil rights movement, there …
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World AIDS Day Commemoration in Oakland
Oakland LGBTQ Community Center and others | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, 3207 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610…
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COP25: 'Signals of hope' multiplying in face of global climate crisis, insists UN chief Guterres
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-12-01
The UN Secretary-General has outlined the "increased ambition and commitment" that the world needs from governments during the coming days of the COP25 UN climate change conference which opens in Madrid on Monday, calling for "accountability, responsibility and leadership" to end the global climate crisis.
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Over 5,000 Police Deployed to Monitor Climate Summit in Spain
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Spain's authorities have deployed over 5,000 officers to monitor the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) to be held in Madrid from Monday. | RELATED: | Global Strikes to Pressure U.N. Climate Summit COP25 | While the Civil Guard will control vehicular traffic and airport security, the Defense Ministry will supervise air safety. | For its part, Madrid's Municipal Police will control urban mobility and support government delegations in their movements. | This spec…
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Adalah: Withholding Deceased Palestinians a Violation of International Humanitarian Law
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-01
Withholding bodies of dead Palestinians and not returning them to their families for proper burial, is a cruel practice and a violation of international humanitarian law and United Nations Convention against Torture, said the Haifa-based Adalah — The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel said Friday. The Palestinian …
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Selected Articles: The Bush Family and the Mexican Drug Cartel
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | | George H. Walker Bush: …
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Gunmen kill up to 14 in Protestant church attack in Burkina Faso — reports
rt.com | 2019-12-01
A Protestant church has been attacked by unidentified gunmen in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, according to media reports citing security sources. Some 14 people are feared dead in the wake of the massacre. | The incident reportedly occurred in the commune of Hantoukoura, located in the east of the country close to its border with Niger, late on Sunday, yet there's no official word on it. | The church was attacked by unknown assailants while a congregation attended a service. The assault left 10 to 14 people dead, according to various media reports. | Africa's Maghreb and Sahel regions have been endu…
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Iraqi PM's resignation approved amid deadly anti-govt protests
rt.com | 2019-12-01
The Iraqi parliament voted to approve the resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Sunday after he has formally submitted a proposal to leave the office two days ago. | Speaker Mohammad al-Halbusi said the President Barham Salih will ask the largest political bloc in the house to nominate Abdul-Mahdi's successor. | The PM was forced to resign after two months of intense protests and clashes with police, which left more than 400 dead. The protesters blame the government for corruption, poor living standards, and unemployment. There was rioting in several cities, during which an Iranian consulate was bu…
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2nd London Bridge stabbing victim named: 23-year-old former Cambridge student slain by jihadist
rt.com | 2019-12-01
The second victim of jihadist Usman Khan's knife attack on London Bridge has been named as Saskia Jones, a 23-year-old former student at the University of Cambridge. | Jones was taking part in an event in Fishmongers' Hall to mark five years of the university's Learning Together program, which brings together people in criminal justice and higher education institutions, when she was brutally murdered by Khan. | Also on rt.com | | London Bridge stabbing victim named: 25yo man who worked on same criminal rehab workshop attacker had attended | The young woma…
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19 killed, 21 injured in Russia after commuter bus plummets from bridge into frozen river (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-12-01
A packed bus ruptured a tire and skidded off a bridge, landing upside down in a frozen river in Russia, killing at least 19 passengers. Rescuers fought to free survivors as the vehicle was still at risk of becoming submerged. | The bus fell six meters (about 20 feet) from a bridge over the Kuenga River while traveling from the city of Chita to Sretensk in Zabaykalsky Region in Russia's Far East on Sunday. Harrowing video footage from the scene shows first responders swarming the damaged bus, which lay upside down on a bloodied snowy surface, with its roof completely smashed in and windows shattered. | –&…
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'A surprise for the enemy': Iran's new submarine-launched cruise missile enters mass production
rt.com | 2019-12-01
Iran has launched mass production of its new submarine-launched Jask cruise missile, the country's Navy chief has said, adding that work on upgraded versions of the weapon is already in progress. | Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi was speaking in Tehran on Saturday at an event showcasing new weaponry and other military projects that his force has been involved with. Announcing the launch of the Jask cruise missile's mass production, Khanzadi said the munition will be used by all the subs of Iran's Navy. | While the official did not share any special characteristics of the missile, it's known that the Jask can be…
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Duel in the desert! UNLV and Nevada engage in wild brawl on the field during heated college football clash (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-12-01
If you're looking for a sport where tempers flare and emotions boil over, look no further than college football in America, where we had another example of a multi-player meltdown as UNLV took on local rivals Nevada on Saturday. | The two sides battled hard in a tense matchup that was eventually decided by a Steve Jenkins touchdown catch and run in overtime as UNLV secured a 33-30 victory. | But after Jenkins darted clear of the Nevada secondary to score the game-winning touchdown, the wide receiver then headed back upfield to celebrate, and UNLV's celebrating quarterback Kenyon Obland was sucker-punched from…
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'No consistency at all': More VAR drama as Freddie Ljungberg begins Arsenal managerial stint with draw at lowly Norwich
rt.com | 2019-12-01
Arsenal will count themselves as fortunate to have escaped Carrow Road with a point after a controversial VAR penalty decision helped them to a 2-2 draw at Norwich in Freddie Ljungberg's first game as caretaker manager. | Unai Emery may have been dispatched last week but Arsenal's winless run in the league has continued under new temporary boss Ljungberg and now stretches to six games (D4, L2) in what has been the worst start to a top flight campaign since 1975 – and it could easily have been worse. | Arsenal began brightly but the defensive frailties which have characterized their recent form showed themselve…
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Passenger plane ATTACKED while attempting to land in Cameroon's troubled anglophone region
rt.com | 2019-12-01
A Cameroon Airlines passenger plane came under fire while approaching an airport in the country's restive English-speaking region on Sunday. | The aircraft was preparing to land in Bamenda airport in Cameroon's Northwest Region when it was attacked by gunmen. | The pilot managed to land the plane safely and there were no casualties, the airline said in a statement. "Thanks to the bravery of the captain, the aircraft was able to land smoothly despite the impact on its fuselage," it said. Cameroon Airlines is assessing the damage to the plane. | Separatist insurgents in the English-speaking west of Cameroon have…
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Airbus fires 16 employees linked to alleged industrial espionage on German MILITARY contracts
rt.com | 2019-12-01
Europe's aerospace giant Airbus has found itself at the center of a scandal after it was revealed that some of its employees, in a division handling German military projects, are suspected of involvement in industrial espionage. | The aviation and defense company has dismissed 16 employees, including a department manager, without notice, as all of them were suspected of spying on corporate secrets and of illegally obtaining confidential documents on future projects of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). | Airbus is one of the major suppliers of the German Armed Forces; it regularly wins contracts to provide…
rt.com/news/474798-airbus-german-army-se…

BoJo column saying UK's poorest 20% are 'chavs,' 'burglars,' 'drug addicts' & 'losers' resurfaces to haunt PM
rt.com | 2019-12-01
Boris Johnson described the poorest 20 percent of British society as being made-up of "chavs," "losers," "burglars," "drug addicts" and "criminals", in yet another example of past writings coming back to haunt the UK premier. | Johnson was a Conservative MP and editor of the Spectator magazine when he penned the controversial piece in the Daily Telegraph in 2005. The article was blasted by political opponents as it resurfaced and was widely shared on social media…
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Pittsburgh poised to host Cleveland in first meeting since Browns-Steelers 'Helmetgate' brawl
rt.com | 2019-12-01
There will be a little extra spice at the Steelers' Heinz Field on Sunday when Pittsburgh host the Cleveland Browns, just weeks after the infamous 'Helmetgate' brawl which saw Browns star Myles Garrett indefinitely suspended. | The melee, which occurred with just eight seconds remaining on the clock during the Browns' November 14 win against their AFC North rivals, has meant that several of the participants in the initial game will be forced to watch the rematch from the sidelines. | Garrett, the first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, won't play until next season, after being issued with a heavy suspension and fine…
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WATCH French riot police knock down elderly woman… during rally for 80yo who died after getting hit by tear gas grenade
rt.com | 2019-12-01
French police have attracted some really bad publicity, after knocking down an elderly lady during a rally in Marseille — an event being held to honor another 80-year-old woman who died after being hit by a police grenade. | Over 1,000 people gathered in the southern city of Marseille on Saturday to remember Zineb Redouane. A resident of the city and of Algerian origins, she died in hospital last December at the age of 80 — a day after she was hit in the face by a tear gas grenade, launched by riot police during a turbulent Yellow Vests rally. | The demonstrators carried a large banner, reading "Tri…
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WATCH: Hapless Indian thieves' attempt to steal ATM using pick-up truck creates awful mess
rt.com | 2019-12-01
Strap a chain around an ATM, pull it away with your truck and count your cash; sounds straightforward, right? Well, things didn't quite go to plan for one team of bungling burglars in the Indian state of Rajasthan. | CCTV footage from the incident shows the thieves sizing up the machine in a branch of the Bank of Baroda in the city of Jodhpur in northwest India. One of the men then spots the CCTV camera and knocks it out of commission with a stick. | The action then switches to an outdoor camera where the thieves can be seen hopping into the pick-up and preparing to make good their escape. However, when the…
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What next, cattle transport? Mexican mayor mocked online for wanting Tesla pickups as GARBAGE, WATER trucks & police cars
rt.com | 2019-12-01
The top official of a Mexican city has suggested that the futuristic Tesla Cybertruck would be awesome to patrol streets and to take out the trash, unleashing a wave of mockery online. | Last week, the internet had a field day poking fun at Elon Musk's most-recent creation — the electric-powered Tesla Cybertruck. Nevertheless, Adrian Esper Cardenas, who heads up the city of Ciudad Velles in Mexico's central San Luis Potosi state, believes the trendy pickup trucks would be rather useful in municipal services. | The mayor said he has pre-ordered 15 vehicles, making a deposit of $1,500 of his own money, equi…
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Daiara Tukano: Europe must stop investing in the genocide industry
Christine Prat | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
Daiara Tukano, Tukano of Brazil's Amazon, spoke in Paris at events of the Committee in Solidarity with Indigenous in the Americas, CSIA-Nitassinan. Denouncing colonialism and capitalism, she speaks out for Mother Earth.
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Rebellion in Haiti
Bob Price | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
New Valencia Hall | 747 Polk Street (by Ellis), San Francisco | (near Civic Center BART, Muni Lines 19, 31, 38, 47 49) | Wheelchair accessible…
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50,000 Rally & March In Berlin To Defend Planet From Global Warming
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
50,000 rallied and marched through Berlin, Germany to protest the growing dangers of global warming and continued use of oil and gas around the world.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/29/1882847…

20th anniversary of Indymedia / Seattle 1999 WTO protests
IMC crowd-sourced curriculum | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
Curriculum to commemorate and share the history and inspiration of the Independent Media Center network…
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Extinction Rebellion and Women in Black In Black Friday Protests
Leon Kunstenaaar | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar, Pro Bono Photo | . | Not everybody went shopping…
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Black Friday Fur Protest Inside Walnut Creek Store Following Statewide Ban on Fur Sale
DXE | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
Celebrities, retailers and fashion designers dropping fur as activists forecast end of industry…
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Winter 2019 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
2019 Year Ends: US Detains Record Number of Child Migrants, Surpassing Crisis Under Obama…
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The Exodus from the Mega-Machine
Fabian Scheidler | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
His book "The End of the Mega-Machine. History of a Failed Civilization" explores the origins of economic power. For 40 years, the global economy has headed into a structural crisis. This crisis is hidden by growing indebtedness and offers fewer and fewer persons a secure livelihood. Another type of economics could be obliged to the public interest and not to profit.
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Beyond Climate Denial: Exposing the Fossil Fuel Industry's Latest Tactics
CFBDH | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
Children's Creativity Museum Theater, 221 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103…
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National Climate Strike: Santa Cruz Walkouts, Marches and Rally
Sunrise Movement Santa Cruz and others | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
County Building, 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…
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SCPD Request for New Tasers to be Addressed at Public Safety Committee Meeting
Alex Darocy | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
The City of Santa Cruz Public Safety Committee will take up the issue of police Tasers at its next meeting on December 2. A request from the Santa Cruz Police Department for the Santa Cruz City Council to approve a contract with Axon Enterprise, Inc. to re-outfit the entire police department with new Taser guns, at a cost of $235,439, was placed on the consent agenda of the November 12 City Council meeting, but was pulled after inquiries from the Santa Cruz ACLU. SCPD's proposed Taser purchase is listed as item number four on the agenda of the Public Safety Committee meeting, which will be held at 5: 30 pm on Mond…
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Bay Area Youth Evade Unjust BART Fare
Fare strike | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
San Francisco, California. Today, Friday November 29th, Bay Area (born and raised) youth evaded unjust fares and hopped the turnstiles en masse, stating their concern for their communities and a desire to hold BART accountable for attacks towards them. They say that many people from the Bay regularly hop as a basic point of survival and likewise, they have no intention of stopping these evasions.
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World AIDS Day: Memorial Vigil in San Jose
World AIDS Day Silicon Valley | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
San José City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113…
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AIM West Blues Show 11-30 cancelled!
AIM West | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
362 Capp St., SF…
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Worlds AIDS Day Observance in Golden Gate Park
National AIDS Memorial | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
National AIDS Memorial | Golden Gate Park, Nancy Pelosi Dr & Bowling Green Dr, San Francisco 94102…
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World AIDS Day: A Celebration of Life & Light in San Jose
World AIDS Day Silicon Valley | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
Lee & Diane Brandenburg Theatre | at the Children's Discovery Museum of San José, 180 Woz Way, San José, CA…
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World AIDS Day: Ceremonial Raising of Ribbon Flag at San Jose City Hall
CSCDPH | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113…
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Human Rights Day in Fresno
Su Kapoor | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
CSU-Fresno North Gym…
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Radio Free Alcatraz: Fifty Years Later, Sounding out Beauty, Truth and Resistance
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
The 50 Year Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz was broadcast live by Radio Free Alcatraz, continuing and preserving the resistance, the voices of struggle, that began with Santee John Trudell in 1969 on Alcatraz.
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Pop Up Care Village at Oakland's Frank H. Ogawa Plaza on Wed. Dec. 4, 2019
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
The Pop Up Care Village includes free food, clothing, showers, haircuts, acupuncture, art & music, animal care, mental health services, social services, medical services, legal aid, and harm reduction.
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World AIDS Day: National AIDS Memorial Quilt on display in San Jose
World AIDS Day Silicon Valley | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
San José City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113…
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The Wicked Witch of the West AKA Mayor of Oakland
NTUIT | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
The Mayor and her administration are failing miserably in helping homeless people…
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Iraqi prime minister offers resignation after army unleashes bloodbath
wsws.org | 2019-11-30
Adel Abdul Mahdi's announcement followed the massacre of protesters in two southern Iraqi cities and the capital Baghdad, in which at least 62 were killed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/30/iraq…

What's Next for Bolivia After Military Coup?
Reese Erlich | commondreams.org | 2019-11-30
Bolivia's interim president Jeanine A√±ez speaks during a press conference to announce that the Senate approved a bill that could open the door to new elections without ex-president Evo Morales, as the caretaker government prepared to meet with protesters to end weeks of unrest, in La Paz on Nov. 23, 2019. (Photo: Jorge Bernal/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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John Pilger visits Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison: "Look how you frighten them!"
wsws.org | 2019-11-30
The following speech was delivered by veteran investigative journalist John Pilger to a public meeting in London on November 28 at St Pancras New Church.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/30/pilg…

Visiting Britain's Political Prisoner
John Pilger | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-30
I set out at dawn. Her Majesty's Prison Belmarsh is in the flat hinterland of south east London, a ribbon of walls and wire with no horizon. At what is called the visitors centre, I surrendered my passport, wallet, credit cards, medical cards, money, phone, keys, comb, pen, paper. I need two pairs of glasses. …
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Australian bank chief resigns over money laundering charges
wsws.org | 2019-11-30
This latest scandal does not directly involve cheating customers, but centres on allegations of evading official transaction-tracking measures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/30/bank…

Shaping Public Opinion: The New York Times' Long History of Endorsing US-Backed Coups
Alan MacLeod | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-30
Bolivian President Evo Morales was overthrown in a U.S.-backed military coup d'état earlier this month after Bolivian army generals appeared on television demanding his resignation. As Morales fled to Mexico, the army appointed right-wing Senator Jeanine Añez as his …
globalresearch.ca/new-york-times-long-hi…

Suriname: Military Court Demands President's Resignation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-30
Suriname's opposition political parties have demanded President Desi Bouterse's immediate resignation after a military tribunal sentenced the head of state for 20 years in prison due to killings during a military Junta in the 1980s. | RELATED: | Suriname To Dutch MP: 'We're Not A Failed State' | According to the ruling, Bouterse is implicated in the murder of 15 political leaders opposed to the military junta that he established in 1982, after a coup d'etat. | The head of state who is in China…
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Crimes Against Humanity Reported in Bolivia: Int'l Delegation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-30
The Argentinian Delegation in Solidarity with Bolivia, which arrived in the country to carry out work on human rights violations, denounced Saturday the de-facto government is committing "crimes against humanity" since the Jeanine àÅñez take the power. | RELATED | Bolivia: Human Rights Defenders Mission Harrassed Upon Arrival | In a press conference on Saturday, members of the delegation presented the preliminary conclusions, based on evidence and testimonies gathered that…
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Canada's Human Rights Tribunal condemns government's treatment of indigenous children
wsws.org | 2019-11-30
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has rebuked the Liberal government for its refusal to compensate poor indigenous children and their families for discriminatory and neglectful treatment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/30/hrtc…

Colombia: One Dead, More Than 700 Injured in 1 Week of Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-30
More than 700 people have been injured and one young man killed by Colombian security forces is the result of the first week of the National Strike against right-wing President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal policies, as well as in defense of peace in the South American nation. | RELATED: | Colombia's Indigenous Peoples Join National Strike in Bogota | According to the National Police, of the 769 injured, 379 are members of the Public Force and 390 protesters. | Th…
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