Daily Archives: December 15, 2019

2019-12-15: News Headlines

RT (2019-12-16). New Delhi police set 'innocent students' free as protesters besiege station after riots & clashes. rt.com New Delhi police have released all those unfairly detained in a raid on Jamia Millia Islamia campus, where the officers had rounded up a violent mob who torched vehicles and pelted stones at a march over the new citizenship law. | An agitated crowd of protesters gathered outside a police station in the capital New Delhi on Sunday night, demanding that authorities immediately released students of the Muslim university, who had been detained…

Wyatt Reed (2019-12-15). While Evo's MAS party regroups, Bolivia's coup leaders are eating each other alive. thegrayzone.com Humiliating scandals are destroying right-wing leader Luis Fernando Camacho and the right is fracturing as a more militant MAS party…

Nikolai Malishevski (2019-12-15). The Pentagon's Map of Afghanistan: An Eldorado of Mineral Wealth and Natural Resources. globalresearch.ca According to the media, The Afghanistan Papers released in early December 2019 by the Pentagon point to " US dysfunction" 'We did not know what we were doing'? | Nonsensical. They knew what they were doing. The object of US wars …

Michael Welch (2019-12-15). White Helmets, James Lemesurier, and the Humanitarian Regime Change Network. globalresearch.ca THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-12-15). Europe Was the Main Player in Destroying Syria and Creating the Refugee Crisis. globalresearch.ca Monica Maggioni is an Italian journalist and is CEO of Rai.com, which broadcasts 'Rai News 24 TV', among others. She interviewed Syrian President, Bashar al Assad, on November 26, and the interview was to be broadcast on December 2; …

Kristina Kristen (2019-12-15). Japan Leads the Way in Child Health: No Compulsory Vaccines. Banned Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Important article first published by Children's Health Defense, posted on Global Research on April 28, 2019 | In the United States, many legislators and public health officials are busy trying to make vaccines de facto compulsory—either by removing parental/personal choice …

Staff (2019-12-15). Impeachment Inquiry Offers Chance to Derail Trump's Political Heirs. truthout.org Republicans have made it clear throughout the impeachment investigation that they've decided to circle the wagons around Trump. This united opposition combined with the defensive posturing of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shows it's almost certain the Senate will not vote to remove Trump. But despite warnings by Republicans to the contrary, impeachment has already hurt Trump. And impeachment will continue to hurt Republicans, from pausing McConnell's stuffing of the courts, to providing yet mo…

John Pilger (2019-12-15). Parem já com as mentiras sobre Assange. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2019-12-15). De-Facto Bolivian President to Issue Arrest Warrant for Morales. telesurenglish.net The self-proclaimed president of Bolivia, Jeanine àÅñez, said on Saturday that an arrest warrant could be issued for the democratically elected President, Evo Morales, in the coming days. | RELATED: | Evo Expresses Gratitude to Mexico and Argentina Governments | "If he has to come to Bolivia, he knows that he has pending accounts with the courts and that will have to be kept. Surely, in the next few days that arrest warrant will be issued because we have already made the per…

teleSUR (2019-12-15). Mexican Indigenous Communities Consent to Mayan Train Project. telesurenglish.net The Mexican Ministry of Interior informed Saturday that the Indigenous communities in the Yucatan Peninsula and the state of Chiapas both located in the southeastern part of the country accepted "by consensus and without opinion against" for the construction of the Mayan Train. | RELATED: | Brazil: Attack on Guajajara Indigenous People Leaves 1 Dead | After holding talks with the government, the Indigenous communities' proposals and needs will be incorporated and addressed within…

teleSUR,la (2019-12-15). FARC Demands Colombia's Duque Provide Security for Ex-Fighters. telesurenglish.net The Common Revolutionary Alternative Force ( FARC ) party sent a letter to the President of Colombia, Iván Duque, in which they demanded the implementation of the Peace Agreement and specifically his third point on security for communities and ex-combatants in the process of reinstatement. | RELATED: | Colombians Protest Against Tax Reform in Front of Congress | The letter was sent after the murder of ex-combatant Manuel González (aka Jair Cartagena), who was shot near the Román Ru…

General Wesley Clark (2019-12-15). Global Warfare: "We're Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran.." globalresearch.ca Originally published in March 2007. | Global Research Editor's Note: | This interview serves as a reminder regarding the diabolical timeline of America's hegemonic project. Is Iran the next target "to be taken out"? | All these countries are on the Pentagon's drawing …

Brett Redmayne-Titley (2019-12-15). The Humane Obligation of Conscience. Capitalist Orchestrated Horror. Desperate Protests Across the Globe. globalresearch.ca The world war of Democracy against its people is now official. | On Oct 20, 2019, Chilean president Sebastian Pinera publicly admitted the singular capitalist threat implicitly and silently embraced by virtually all politicians across our embattled Earth: Pinera formally declared …

teleSUR (2019-12-15). At least 22 Killed in Eastern DR Congo ADF Rebel Attack. telesurenglish.net At least 22 people have been killed by rebel fighters in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the latest deadly attacks in the region this month, officials told AFP Sunday. | RELATED: , New Anti-UN Protests in DR Congo Kill One, Wound Five | The latest attack was carried out by members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the regional capital of Beni on Saturday night, according to the region's Administrator Donat Kibwana. | "Teams have been mobilized to reco…

Staff (2019-12-15). Comey: 'Real Sloppiness' in Russia Probe but No Misconduct. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified "real sloppiness" in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was wrong to have been "overconfident" about how the Russia investigation was handled. | But Comey also insisted he was right to feel some measure of vindication because the report did not find evidence for the most sensational of President Donald Trump's claims, including that he had been wiretapped and il…

Staff (2019-12-15). Sanders and Omar Lead Largest Rally in New Hampshire for 2020 Vote. truthdig.com Sen. Bernie Sanders held his largest rally yet in the key state of New Hampshire on Friday night, joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has faced racist attacks since taking office earlier this year but who received a warm welcome from the crowd of more than 1,300 people. | The rally was reportedly the largest of any Democratic primary candidate in the state so far, according to the campaign; last month, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg reported that he drew "about 1,300" to a rally in Lebanon, New Hampshire. | "The political revolution is strong in New Hampshire," said Sanders campaign New Hampshire state direc…

teleSUR (2019-12-15). China Expected to Have Lifted Over 10m out of Poverty in 2019. telesurenglish.net China is expected to have lifted over 10 million people out of poverty in 2019, a senior official said Sunday, as part of a three-year plan to eradicate poverty completely by 2020. | RELATED: | China To Meet Sustainable Development Goals 10yrs Ahead of Schedule | "More than 95 percent of China's poor population is expected to shake off poverty and over 90 percent of poor counties are expected to be removed from the poverty list by the end of this year," the Director of the State Council…

Larry Romanoff (2019-12-15). China's YiWu: Business Models You've Never Even Heard of. globalresearch.ca The YiWu Commodities Market | A brief bit of background for context. YiWu is the world's largest supermarket. YiWu is a small town (it's actually a city with more than one million people, but in China that's a small town) in …

Staff (2019-12-15). Energy Loss on Electric Grid Is Overlooked Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. truthout.org When it comes to strategies for slowing the effects of climate change, the idea of reducing wasted energy rarely gets a mention. But our recent Nature Climate Change article makes the case that reducing wastage in the power sector, focusing specifically on the grid, can be a critical lever in lowering national emissions. | Inefficient global power transmission and distribution infrastructure requires additional electricity generation to…

Staff (2019-12-15). Intentionally or Not, Progressives Are Coaxing Us Back Into a Corporate Party. truthout.org There's a fundamental problem with the Democratic presidential debates. It's not the number of candidates, the little talk of climate change or the debates' "divisiveness." It goes deeper than that. These debates operate on a flawed premise that runs right through the whole primary process: that what…

Staff (2019-12-15). Marathon Climate Talks in Madrid Fizzle to End With Slim Deal. truthdig.com MADRID — Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year. | Organizers kept delegates from almost 200 nations in Madrid far beyond Friday's scheduled close of the two-week talks. In the end, negotiators endorsed a general call for greater efforts to tackle climate change and several measures to help poor countries respond and adapt to its impacts. | U.N. Secretary-Genera…

news.un (2019-12-15). Progress made at COP25, despite lack of agreement to increase climate ambition. news.un.org Negotiations at the COP25 UN climate conference in Madrid finally ended on Sunday, wrapping up an event which saw much progress made by the private sector, and by national, regional and local governments. However, there was widespread disappointment that no overall consensus was reached on increased climate ambition.

James Grundvig (2019-12-15). The Threat 5G Poses to Human Health. globalresearch.ca The crime scene was straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. One hundred and fifty dead birds lay sprawled on the ground, fallen out of trees in a park in The Hague, Netherlands. | The second such occurrence last autumn made …

Dr. Bischara A. Egal (2019-12-15). Threat to Somalia's National Security and Existence as a Nation State. The Right to Self-Defense. globalresearch.ca On November 15, 2019 the UN security Council extended the illegal, immoral and racist 27 years of arms sanctions on Somalia which was in effect since 1992. | Through a recorded vote, the Security Council today renewed the mandate of the …

teleSUR (2019-12-15). ALBA-TCP Ratified Integration of Latin American and Caribbean Peoples. telesurenglish.net With cultural expressions and interventions by heads of State and delegates from Latin American and Caribbean nations, the XVII Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America — Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) ends with a political-cultural ceremony. | RELATED: , ALBA-TCP to Speed Formation of a 'Peace Zone' in Latin America | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted the integrationist work of the organization (ALBA-TCP) in the region, "the idea of co…

teleSUR (2019-12-15). Venezuela to Relaunch PetroCaribe Program in 2020. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced the relaunch of the PetroCaribe program in the first half of 2020 during the 17th summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America (ALBA-TCP) in Cuba Saturday. | RELATED: , ALBA-TCP Ratified Integration of Latin American and Caribbean Peoples | "We have decided to relaunch with great force for the first half of the year 2020, the PetroCaribe project, the Miracle Mission and ALBA Cultural (…) ALBA has demonstrated…

teleSUR (2019-12-15). Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Rises Over 100% Year-Over-Year. telesurenglish.net Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon jumped to the highest level for the month of November since record-keeping began in 2015, according to preliminary government data published on Friday. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro: Torture Methods of Dictatorship to Fight Corruption | Destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest totaled 563 square km (217.38 square miles) in November, 103% more than in the same month last year, according to the country's space research agency INPE. | That wo…

Staff (2019-12-15). We Are All Female and We All Hate It. truthdig.com A new book redefines "female" as the universal experience of "let[ting] someone else do your desiring for you, at your own expense."

IMEMC News (2019-12-15). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three Palestinians, including the secretary of Fateh Movement, in occupied East Jerusalem, after invading and violently searching their homes. Nonviolent activist Nasser Ajaj told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the soldiers abducted Arin Za'anin, from his home in Wadi al-Jouz …

F. William Engdahl (2019-12-15). O capital financeiro mascara-se de verde. globalresearch.ca à Clima. Quem haveria de dizer. As próprias mega-corporaàßàµes e mega-bilionários por trás da globalizaàßà£o da economia mundial nas últimas décadas, cuja busca de valor para o accionista e reduàßà£o de custos infligiu tantos danos ao meio ambiente — tanto no …

F. William Engdahl (2019-12-15). The Bogus Legend of Paul Volcker. The Break with Gold. globalresearch.ca Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve during the 1980's, has died at age 92. Major media are writing words of praise for the banker who "killed inflation" in the wake of the 1970's oil crises and food price …

Staff (2019-12-15). Judge Orders More Than 200,000 Wisconsin Voters Purged From Rolls. truthout.org Pro-democracy advocates on Saturday vowed to ensure all Wisconsin voters are permitted to vote in the 2020 election after a state judge ordered more than 200,000 voters to be purged from the rolls. | The state had sent letters to 234,000 people who were believed to have moved, who were told they would be removed from voting lists if they did not respond within 30 days—but that the purge would not take place until 2…

Larry Beinhart (2019-12-15). Drugs, Guns, and Despair: How America Is Killing Americans. commondreams.org American life expectancy has declined. There's no foreign invasion. No war within its borders. No one to blame but ourselves. How then, is America killing Americans?

IMEMC News (2019-12-15). Israeli Planning To Confiscate Lands For A Segregated Road. imemc.org Mohammad Abu Sheikh, a Palestinian official responsible for monitoring Israel's illegal colonialist activities, said that the Israeli occupation authority is planning to confiscate dozens of Dunams of Palestinian lands, near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Abu Sheikh stated that the large area of lands Israel intends to illegally annex are …

IMEMC News (2019-12-15). Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians from Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded the al-'Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, before storming and searching many homes. They added that the soldiers abducted a …

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-12-15). After 83 Days, Hunger Striker Loses 30 Kilograms, Stops Drinking Water. imemc.org Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel, Ahmad Zahran, who has been on hunger strike for 83 consecutive days today, has lost 30 kilograms of his weight and his health has seriously deteriorated, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. According to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoners' Commission, following a visit …

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-12-15). Report: 745 Palestinian Children Arrested Since Beginning of 2019. imemc.org Israeli occupation forces arrested 745 Palestinian children since the start of 2019, many of whom were subject to numerous rights violations, Days of Palestine reported.. According to a report published, on Thursday, by the NGO Palestinian Prisoners' Club (PPC), nearly 200 children were being held in various detention centres across …

teleSUR (2019-12-15). Powerful Earthquake Hits Philippine City, One Killed. telesurenglish.net A strong earthquake struck near the Philippine city of Davao on Sunday, killing a child, damaging buildings and causing several injuries, officials said, the latest in a series of tremors to strike the southern part of the country in recent months. | RELATED: | Duterte to Lift Martial Law in Southern Philippines: Spokesman | The magnitude 6.8 quake was centered 61 km (38 miles) southwest of Davao on the island of Mindanao, at a depth of 28.2 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said,…

teleSUR (2019-12-15). US-China Trade Deal's Phase One 'Totally Done': Trump Admin. telesurenglish.net The "phase one" of the long-sought United States-China trade deal is "totally done" despite the need for translation and revisions to its text, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Sunday. | RELATED: , US, Canada, and Mexico Sign Trade Deal Again to Replace NAFTA | "Ultimately, whether this agreement works is going to be determined by who's making the decisions in China…if the hard-liners are making the decisions we're going to get one outcome, if the reformers are mak…

William Blum (2019-12-15). United States Bombings of Other Countries. America's "Bombing List" globalresearch.ca The important legacy of the late William Blum will live. This article was first posted on GR in June 2016. | *** | It is a scandal in contemporary international law, don't forget, that while "wanton destruction of towns, cities and villages" …

Larry Romanoff (2019-12-15). Humanity at the Crossroads. globalresearch.ca Humankind is at a cusp, a point of transition between two different states of governance and existence. The world today is like a sack being slowly filled while the string around the opening is pulled increasingly tighter to prevent the …

Danica Jorden (2019-12-15). O revisionismo do Bolsonaro no Brasil. globalresearch.ca O governo do Presidente Jair Bolsonaro está embarcando em um projeto de revisà£o histórica e cultural. Em setembro, a Cinemateca Brasileira ficou " ocupada" por militares e politicos da extrema-direita que criticaram o "marxismo cultural" da instituiàßà£o e prometeram …

Vicky Peláez (2019-12-15). The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? globalresearch.ca This incisive and carefully researched article was first published by Global Research eleven years ago in March 2008. | In recent developments, California has adopted legislation which bans the private prison industry from operating in the state. | "The move will probably …

Unicorn Riot (2019-12-15). ICE Case Management Handbook Based on Federal Law Enforcement "System of Systems" commondreams.org Unicorn Riot obtained confidential Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy manuals in 2017.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-12-15). 'To Protect Our Democracy,' Tuesday Night Rallies Planned In All 50 States to Demand Congress Votes to Impeach Trump. commondreams.org At more than 500 rallies planned for Tuesday evening, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to call on the U.S. House to vote to impeach President Donald Trump. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-12-15). US Denounced as 'Threat to Humanity' as COP25 Ends Without Deal on Big Polluters' Responsibility to Frontline Nations. commondreams.org Delegates from developing countries and island nations, climate scientists, and climate action advocates who had spent two weeks demanding strong commitments from the COP 25 climate summit emerged from the conference Sunday stunned and angry over its conclusion, which was deemed a "lost opportunity" by the United Nations secretary-general. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2019-12-15). Backlash against Hallmark for pulling gay wedding adverts. thecanary.co The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar following pressure from a conservative advocacy group, | In one of the adverts for Zola, two brides stand at the altar and discuss whether their wedding would go more smoothly if they had used a planning site before sharing a kiss. | Zola had submitted six adverts, four of which featured a lesbian couple. After Hallmark pulled those ads, but not two featuring only opposite-sex couples, Zola pulled its remaining ads. Mike Chi, Zola's chief marketing officer said | The only difference between the commerc…

RT (2019-12-15). Greta Thunberg spars with German train company in Twitter spat nobody saw coming. rt.com An overcrowded train ride through Germany shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg was taken by many as a swipe at Deutsche Bahn's service, but the railway company soon shot back, reminding Greta about her seat in first-class. | Returning home from a tour of protests, marches and speeches, the Swedish climate activist traveled as she always does: on public transport and in emissions-free vehicles. However, public transport occasionally brings with it delays and overcrowding, even in uber-efficient Germany, as Thunberg discovered on Saturday. | Tweeting a picture of herself sitting in a passageway beside a mou…

teleSUR (2019-12-15). 'Campaign of Terror' Targeting Iraqi Protesters: Rights Group. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (Unami) said last week it had received "credible allegations" that thousands of demonstrators have been kidnaped by "unknown armed men," since protests erupted in October against rampant political corruption in the country. | RELATED: | Iraq's Communists Support Uprising, Urge for New System | Activists Salman Khairallah Salman and Omar al-Amri were seen for the last time on Dec. 11 as they were going to Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, where…

RT (2019-12-15). 'Where's my apology, Jim?' Trump taunts Comey after former FBI chief says sorry for 'sloppy' Russia investigation. rt.com President Donald Trump took to Twitter to demand a personal apology from former FBI Director James Comey, after Comey apologized on TV for his (mis)handling of the 'Russiagate' probe. | "So now Comey's admitting he was wrong," Trump tweeted on Sunday. "Wow, but he's only doing so because he got caught red handed. He was actually caught a long time ago. So what are the consequences for his unlawful conduct. Could it be years in jail? Where are the apologies to me and others, Jim?" | So now Comey's admitting he was wrong. Wow, but he's only doing so because he got caught red handed. He was actually caught a long…

MoveOn (2019-12-15). Impeach & Remove Demonstration in Redwood City. indybay.org Sequoia Station (outside the shopping center), intersection of Jefferson Ave and El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063…

MoveOn (2019-12-15). Impeach & Remove Rally in Livermore (Tri Valley). indybay.org Flagpole Plaza, intersection of First St and S. Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA 94550…

Moveon (2019-12-15). Impeach & Remove Demonstration in Oakland. indybay.org Grand Lake Theater Intersection, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610…

Moveon (2019-12-15). Impeach & Remove Trump Rally in Palo Alto. indybay.org Lytton Plaza, University Ave. & Emerson Street, Palo Alto 94301…

Moveon.org, and others (2019-12-15). National Impeach & Remove Rallies, Marches, Vigils in Bay Area and beyond. indybay.org National marches, rallies, vigils in the San Francisco Bay Area, State of California, and throughout nation…

Moveon (2019-12-15). Impeach & Remove Events in East Bay Area Cities. indybay.org Events in East Bay cities: El Cerrtio, Walnut Creek, Emeryville, San Ramon, Castro Valley…

MoveOn (2019-12-15). Impeach & Remove Demonstration in Cupertino. indybay.org Cupertino City Center (out front of building), south east intersection of Stevens Creek and De Anza Blvd., Cupertino 95014…

Moveon (2019-12-15). Impeach and Remove Events in Wine Country (Sonoma & Napa Counties). indybay.org Events in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma, Napa, Healdsburg…

MoveOn Sacramento (2019-12-15). Impeach and Remove Rally in Sacramento. indybay.org California State Capitol, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, California 95814…

Indivisible Orchard City (2019-12-15). Impeach & Remove Demonstration in Silicon Valley. indybay.org Intersection of Stevens Creek Blvd & Winchester Blvd, at the border of Santa Clara 95050 and San Jose 95128.

MoveOn.org, Indivisible Santa Cruz, others (2019-12-15). Impeach & Remove: Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Monterey. indybay.org Impeach & Remove events in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and Monterey…

Patty Hoyt (2019-12-15). Impeach and Remove Rally, San Rafael. indybay.org San Rafael's City Plaza (1000 4th St. between "A" St. & Lootens near Arizmendi Bakery)…

SF Indivisible, Progressive Democrats, others (2019-12-15). Impeach & Remove: Rally and March in San Francisco. indybay.org San Francisco Federal Building @ 90 7th Street, on the corner of Mission and 7th streets, San Francisco, CA 94103…

Indivisible SF Peninsula and CA-14 (2019-12-15). Impeach and Remove Rally. indybay.org In front of Ana Furniture Across the street from the Hillsdale Mall | 3011 S El Camino Real | San Mateo, CA 94403…

Dan Bacher (2019-12-15). Central Valley Water Board Approves Grasslands Water District Permit. indybay.org "Toxins in water impact fish, divide indigenous families from traditional foods, and can cause permanent learning disabilities in children," stated Sherri Norris, executive director of the California Indian Environmental Alliance. "Many of these toxins cannot be removed from water once it enters into the system. It's imperative that we protect all of California's water from these toxins."

Staff (2019-12-15). "Ag-Gag" Laws Expose Whistleblowers to Prosecution for Reporting Animal Abuse. truthout.org The U.S. has a long history of claiming (and often failing) to protect those who report injustice, corruption and unethical behavior in government and industry. The first law to protect whistleblowers was approved in 1778 — shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed. In the intervening centuries, additional state and federal laws have been enacted to shield whistle…

RT (2019-12-15). Chaos & tear gas at Muslim-majority uni in New Delhi after police responding to riots outside break into campus (VIDEOS). rt.com Following days of unrest centered around New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, police — reportedly chasing a violent mob — have broken into its grounds firing tear gas, making arrests and forcing dozens of students to flee. | The heavy police response is linked to the wave of Muslim protests across the country triggered by the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which has sparked riots in the vicinity of Jamia Millia Islamia (National Muslim University) in the Indian capital. | The area has become a flashpoint of clashes with police, although students say the campus itself has until now been peacefu…

RT (2019-12-15). 'We've always been on receiving end of US hegemony': Pakistan seeks closer ties with Russia, and has a real chance of success. rt.com Islamabad, which just settled a Soviet-era debt dispute with Moscow, now wishes for "a new phase" in relations with Russia. Geopolitics, coupled with promising new trade opportunities, could help them thrive, analysts explain. | Russia-Pakistan relations returned to a brighter place this week, when Prime Minister Imran Khan voiced his desire to give them a powerful boost. While hosting a sizable Russian delegation led by Trade Minister Denis Manturov, Khan signaled that his country is ready to open its doors to Russian businesses and investors. | And it doesn't look like wishful thinking at all. Under a massiv…

RT (2019-12-15). Russian warship tracks US destroyer as it arrives in Black Sea. rt.com As the US Navy's guided-missile destroyer USS Ross entered the Black Sea on Sunday, Russia sent its small missile ship Vyshny Volochek to survey its actions. It's the eighth US Navy vessel to arrive in the region this year. | USS Ross has carried out several missions in the Black Sea since the spike in tensions between Moscow and Washington after Crimea's reunification with Russia and the breakout of the Ukrainian conflict in 2014. | The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer made headlines in 2015 after Russian Su-24 jets were scrambled to warn off the American ship, which was acting "provocatively and…

RT (2019-12-15). US Treasury chief applauds sanctions as ALTERNATIVE to military conflicts…but it hardly sits well with those sanctioned. rt.com Sanctions imposed on some stubborn countries are a better option than military conflicts, Steve Mnuchin claimed, just as the US rolled out fresh penalties against Iran and EU firms helping build a German-Russian pipeline. | "The reason why we're using sanctions is because they are an important alternative for world military conflicts. And I believe it's worked," Mnuchin told CNBC's Hadley Gamble at the Doha Forum in Qatar on Saturday. He singled out North Korea and I…

RT (2019-12-15). Russia & Qatar to deepen cooperation in a bid to boost investment and trade. rt.com Russia's Roscongress Foundation and the Qatar Investment Promotion Agency have inked a document during the Doha Forum that sets up a joint working group for coordination of investment activities and business projects. | The agreement was signed on Sunday, when a Russian delegation held a panel session titled 'Developing the High-Tech Sector in Russia: Prospects for Venture Investment' on the sidelines of the forum. | The new body is aimed at identifying promising investment projects in both countries and exchanging information on them, according to CEO of the Roscongress Foundation Alexander Stuglev. It can al…

RT (2019-12-15). Turkey could shut down Incirlik Air Base used by US if necessary — Erdogan on US sanctions. rt.com Ankara retains the option of shutting down the Incirlik Air Base used by US/NATO forces, in retaliation to any additional sanctions against Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. | As well the air base, which is located in Adana, the Kurecik Radar Station in the Malatya province may also be closed, Erdogan said. The Kurecik base houses an early-warning radar installed by the US Army, which plays a strategic role in NATO's ballistic missile defense network. | "We will close down Incirlik if necessary," Erdogan told A Haber TV. | If they are threatening us with the implementation of these sanctions, of…

RT (2019-12-15). Extremely rare Nazi Enigma code transmitter tops $100k at auction (VIDEO). rt.com A fabled device used by Nazi Germany to transmit coded messages during the Second World War has been sold at an auction | for more than $100,000. | The cipher device, weighing nearly 30 pounds, was bought by an internet buyer for $106,000, according to the auction house, Heritage Auctions. The machine — which resembles a modified typewriter — comes with operating instructions and a case with an engraved Third Reich emblem. | The device stumped the Allies for years, until British mathematician Alan Turing managed to crack its code. Most of the machines were destroyed by the Germans during the war s…

RT (2019-12-15). 'Generational talent': Mason Greenwood scores again to show that Manchester United's future is a lot less bleak than its present. rt.com In what has been a mostly wretched campaign for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United, teenage forward Mason Greenwood looks to be a beacon of hope that the club can emerge from the funk which has mired them in recent seasons. | The young Englishman again came to his team's rescue on Saturday as he rescued a point for United late on against a managerless Everton team burdened with problems of their own. The strike – a wonderful left-footed shot into the bottom corner from outside the area – had the mark of a player with leagues' more experience in top level football. | So effective has he been recently that…

RT (2019-12-15). Chinese TV pulls Arsenal game from air after Mesut Ozil statement about Uighur Muslims. rt.com Chinese state television has decided to cancel its scheduled broadcast of Sunday's English Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City after Mesut Ozil posted about the treatment of Uighur Muslims in the country. | The Chinese Football Association branded Ozil's stance as "unacceptable" and that it "hurt the feelings" of Chinese football fans, after the Arsenal playmaker noted his opposition to the treatment of Uighur Muslims in the north-western region of Xinjiang. Ozil was also critical of Muslims for failing to highlight the issue. | China has vigorously denied any such persecution. | In respons…

RT (2019-12-15). US missed Apollo 11 moment of this decade with its anti-China rhetoric — RT's Keiser Report. rt.com China's high-tech advantage should have been a "Sputnik" moment for the US, but Washington failed to create its own industrial program, choosing to blame Beijing for all its misfortunes instead, says the Keiser Report. | "The Huawei phone… is the Apollo 11 of this decade. It's defining the technological landscape for a whole country [and] is gonna happen for a long time," Max Keiser said, as he and Stacy Herbert discussed the Chinese tech major's success in making a phone without US parts. | He added that now Beijing can beat US technology, including American tech behemoth Apple. Thus the US is set to be…

RT (2019-12-15). Brazil to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem — Bolsonaro's son. rt.com Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son Eduardo has said that his father will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, following the lead of US President Donald Trump. Bolsonaro described the move as "natural and normal." | "As my father says, the Brazilian Embassy will move to Jerusalem. It's not something extraordinary. It's supposed to be a natural and normal thing," Bolsonaro, son of the Brazilian president and an MP himself, said at the opening of a Brazilian trade mission in Jerusalem on Sunday. | Israel "has no better friends than the people and government of Brazil," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-15). US Threatens To Attack Iran Over Rockets Fired In Iraq & Assange Blocked From Seeing Key Evidence. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Peoples Dispatch (2019-12-14). Police brutality against students in Delhi hits a new low. peoplesdispatch.org On December 13, the Delhi police unleashed brutal violence against thousands of students and teachers of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), attacking them with baton and tear gas. The students and teachers were taking out a march to Indian parliament against the discriminatory citizenship amendment act (also known as CAB), recently passed by far-right Indian government. | The act provides pathway for naturalization to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh migrants, but not to Muslim refugees or refugees from other neighbouring countries who may also face religio…

Andre Vltchek (2019-12-14). Indigenous Bolivia Ready to go to War Against Fascism. dissidentvoice.org Bolivia, December 2019, three weeks after the fascist coup. It is devilishly cold. My comrade's car is carefully navigating through the deep mud tracks. Enormous snow-covered mountain peaks are clearly visible in the distance. The Bolivian Altiplano; beloved, yet always somehow hostile, silent, impenetrable. So many times in the past I came close to death …

Andre Vltchek (2019-12-14). Nunca vi o Mundo tà£o fragmentado! globalresearch.ca É impressionante a facilidade com que o império ocidental está a conseguir destruir os países "rebeldes" que està£o no seu caminho, sem que haja resistência. | Trabalho em todos os cantos do planeta, onde os "conflitos" kafkianos forem desencadeados por Washington, …

WSWS (2019-12-14). US tests INF-banned missile after Democrats rubber-stamp Trump's nuclear build-up. wsws.org The test comes just days after congressional Democrats voted for a massive military spending bill that stripped out language limiting the development of dangerous new nuclear weapons.

Ben Norton (2019-12-14). Gobierno de EEUU retira los cargos falsos contra periodista Max Blumenthal. thegrayzone.com El gobierno estadounidense desistió la causa basada en falsas acusaciones de agresión contra el editor de The Grayzone Max Blumenthal…

Stephen Lendman (2019-12-14). China-US "Phase One" Trade Deal: The Devil in the Unannounced Details and Implementation. globalresearch.ca According to China's official People's Daily broadsheet, Beijing and Washington "agreed on the text of a phase one economic and trade agreement based on the principle of equality and mutual respect," adding: | "The text includes nine chapters: the preface, intellectual …

MIDCPMR (2019-12-14). You Don't Debate Fascism, You Destroy It! telesurenglish.net If Trump could organize armed groups to go out to the streets and burn, destroy, and persecute, he would have already done it. I don't think he lacks the desire to do so. Trump counts on the support of a good part of the armed forces, police, and, of course, his principal base, conservative white men and women. | RELATED: , U.S. House Committee Approves Charges For Trump Impeachment | Perhaps Trump is not a declared fascist himself, but what is certain is that he is a man of double s…

South Front (2019-12-14). Video: Latin America, Geopolitical Battlefield. U.S. Threatens Military Intervention. globalresearch.ca Latin America has long been regarded as the exclusive stomping ground of US economic interests, US military, and US intelligence services for much of the 19th and 20th centuries, to the point that the US public has grown to view …

teleSUR (2019-12-14). Venezuelan Government Denounces Right-Wing Terrorist Plan. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Communication Minister, Jorge Rodriguez, revealed Saturday details of a terrorist operation that was intended to be perpetrated against the Gran Mariscal Sucre Headquarters and the Zonal Command No. 53 of the Bolivarian National Guard in the state of Sucre. | RELATED: , Colombia: TIAR Ministers to Plan New Actions Against Venezuela | This operation was carried out by members of the right-wing party, 'Voluntad Popular,' led by Leopoldo Lopez and Juan Guaido, and organize…

Nauman Sadiq (2019-12-14). "The Good Terrorists": How U.S. Airstrikes Helped Prop Al-Qaeda in Syria's Idlib? globalresearch.ca Al-Qaeda in Syria has two noteworthy apologists. One is the jihadist propagandist Bilal Abdul Kareem, a former correspondent for CNN, often seen in videos sporting a long beard and reporting from the ground in the al-Nusra Front strongholds in …

Staff (2019-12-14). U.N. Climate Talks in Limbo as Chair Chile Bids for Compromise. truthdig.com Rules for carbon markets and a system to help poor countries cope with the economic impact of climate change are key unresolved issues.

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-12-14). Israeli Forces Injure Several Palestinians at Protests in West Bank and Gaza. imemc.org Dozens of Palestinian protesters were reportedly wounded while others were arrested during the Israeli crackdown on weekly peaceful protests along the separation fence in Gaza, and throughout the West Bank. Israeli soldiers injured five with live ammunition, wounding one seriously, shot 4 protestors with rubber-coated metal bullets, and caused dozens …

Fight Back (2019-12-14). Hong Kong local election results: Remarkably unremarkable and counter-revolutionary to boot. fightbacknews.org On November 24, Hong Kong held local elections for all 18 district councils in the city, with 452 of the 479 council seats up for grabs. Amid the polarized political atmosphere created by the protests and riots that gripped the city this year, turnout was much higher than past local elections. In total, 2,931,745 people cast ballots for their local district councils; about 71% of the 4,132,977 registered voters. | The U.S. and its allies in the corporate news media were quick to trumpet the results as a smashing success for the pro-Western protest movement, which elected 388 candidates to district councils. In co…

WSWS (2019-12-14). SEP/IYSSE public meeting in Colombo: Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning! wsws.org We urge all workers, youth and all those who cherish democratic rights to come forward and defeat the attack on Assange and Manning.

WSWS (2019-12-14). Julian Assange denied access to lawyers and vital evidence in US extradition case. wsws.org It is clear that the fundamental legal rights of the WikiLeaks founder and world-famous investigative journalist are being trampled in what amounts to an extraordinary rendition.

teleSUR (2019-12-14). Venezuela: Maduro Attends Anti-Neoliberal ALBA Summit in Cuba. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends the 17th summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America (ALBA-TCP), which is taking place in Havana, Cuba, on Saturday. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Oil Production Sets Historical Record in November | "At such a complex time for Latin America and the Caribbean, this ALBA summit brings a message of ho…

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-12-14). Someone Interfered in the UK Election, and It Wasn't Russia. globalresearch.ca Ladies and gentlemen I have here at my fingertips indisputable proof that egregious election meddling took place in the United Kingdom on Thursday. | Before you get all excited, no, it wasn't the Russians. It wasn't the Chinese, the Iranians, Cobra …

Andrew Korybko (2019-12-14). Prime Minister Modi Triggers Political Instability in India's Northeastern States. globalresearch.ca Indian Prime Minister Modi has a huge crisis on his hands entirely of his own making after some of the ethno-religiously diverse Northeastern States of the so-called 'Seven Sisters' are erupting in rage after the passage of the 'Citizenship (Amendment) …

Michael T. Hertz (2019-12-14). Water waste must stop. nationofchange.org The whole wastewater system is contributing to climate change.

WSWS (2019-12-14). Southern Poverty Law Center report highlights abusive conditions in US immigration detention centers. wsws.org The report was based on a comprehensive study of four adult immigrant detention facilities in southern Florida.

William T. Hathaway (2019-12-14). The Mother of Us All: Ancient India's Vedic Civilization. dissidentvoice.org Researchers have determined that the Vedic culture of India was the first global civilization. They have uncovered archeological and historical evidence indicating that the society which began millennia ago in the Indus Valley grew to encompass all of South Asia, then spread peacefully to many parts of the world. Science and technology in ancient India …

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-12-14). No Visits to Holy Sites for Christians in Gaza. imemc.org Christians from the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, the so-called Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced Thursday. Only Christians over the age of 45 will be eligible for a permit to travel …

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New Delhi police set 'innocent students' free as protesters besiege station after riots & clashes
rt.com | 2019-12-16
New Delhi police have released all those unfairly detained in a raid on Jamia Millia Islamia campus, where the officers had rounded up a violent mob who torched vehicles and pelted stones at a march over the new citizenship law. | An agitated crowd of protesters gathered outside a police station in the capital New Delhi on Sunday night, demanding that authorities immediately released students of the Muslim university, who had been detained…
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While Evo's MAS party regroups, Bolivia's coup leaders are eating each other alive
Wyatt Reed | thegrayzone.com | 2019-12-15
Humiliating scandals are destroying right-wing leader Luis Fernando Camacho and the right is fracturing as a more militant MAS party…
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The Pentagon's Map of Afghanistan: An Eldorado of Mineral Wealth and Natural Resources
Nikolai Malishevski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
According to the media, The Afghanistan Papers released in early December 2019 by the Pentagon point to " US dysfunction" 'We did not know what we were doing'? | Nonsensical. They knew what they were doing. The object of US wars …
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White Helmets, James Lemesurier, and the Humanitarian Regime Change Network
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of | …
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Japan Leads the Way in Child Health: No Compulsory Vaccines. Banned Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Vaccine
Kristina Kristen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
Important article first published by Children's Health Defense, posted on Global Research on April 28, 2019 | In the United States, many legislators and public health officials are busy trying to make vaccines de facto compulsory–either by removing parental/personal choice …
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Impeachment Inquiry Offers Chance to Derail Trump's Political Heirs
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-15
Republicans have made it clear throughout the impeachment investigation that they've decided to circle the wagons around Trump. This united opposition combined with the defensive posturing of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shows it's almost certain the Senate will not vote to remove Trump. But despite warnings by Republicans to the contrary, impeachment has already hurt Trump. And impeachment will continue to hurt Republicans, from pausing McConnell's stuffing of the courts, to providing yet mo…
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De-Facto Bolivian President to Issue Arrest Warrant for Morales
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-15
The self-proclaimed president of Bolivia, Jeanine àÅñez, said on Saturday that an arrest warrant could be issued for the democratically elected President, Evo Morales, in the coming days. | RELATED: | Evo Expresses Gratitude to Mexico and Argentina Governments | "If he has to come to Bolivia, he knows that he has pending accounts with the courts and that will have to be kept. Surely, in the next few days that arrest warrant will be issued because we have already made the per…
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Mexican Indigenous Communities Consent to Mayan Train Project
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-15
The Mexican Ministry of Interior informed Saturday that the Indigenous communities in the Yucatan Peninsula and the state of Chiapas both located in the southeastern part of the country accepted "by consensus and without opinion against" for the construction of the Mayan Train. | RELATED: | Brazil: Attack on Guajajara Indigenous People Leaves 1 Dead | After holding talks with the government, the Indigenous communities' proposals and needs will be incorporated and addressed within…
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FARC Demands Colombia's Duque Provide Security for Ex-Fighters
teleSUR,la | telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-15
The Common Revolutionary Alternative Force ( FARC ) party sent a letter to the President of Colombia, Iván Duque, in which they demanded the implementation of the Peace Agreement and specifically his third point on security for communities and ex-combatants in the process of reinstatement. | RELATED: | Colombians Protest Against Tax Reform in Front of Congress | The letter was sent after the murder of ex-combatant Manuel González (aka Jair Cartagena), who was shot near the Román Ru…
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Global Warfare: "We're Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran.."
General Wesley Clark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
Originally published in March 2007. | Global Research Editor's Note: | This interview serves as a reminder regarding the diabolical timeline of America's hegemonic project. Is Iran the next target "to be taken out"? | All these countries are on the Pentagon's drawing …
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Europe Was the Main Player in Destroying Syria and Creating the Refugee Crisis
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
Monica Maggioni is an Italian journalist and is CEO of Rai.com, which broadcasts 'Rai News 24 TV', among others. She interviewed Syrian President, Bashar al Assad, on November 26, and the interview was to be broadcast on December 2; …
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The Humane Obligation of Conscience. Capitalist Orchestrated Horror. Desperate Protests Across the Globe
Brett Redmayne-Titley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
The world war of Democracy against its people is now official. | On Oct 20, 2019, Chilean president Sebastian Pinera publicly admitted the singular capitalist threat implicitly and silently embraced by virtually all politicians across our embattled Earth: Pinera formally declared …
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At least 22 Killed in Eastern DR Congo ADF Rebel Attack
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-15
At least 22 people have been killed by rebel fighters in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the latest deadly attacks in the region this month, officials told AFP Sunday. | RELATED: , New Anti-UN Protests in DR Congo Kill One, Wound Five | The latest attack was carried out by members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the regional capital of Beni on Saturday night, according to the region's Administrator Donat Kibwana. | "Teams have been mobilized to reco…
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Comey: 'Real Sloppiness' in Russia Probe but No Misconduct
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-15
WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified "real sloppiness" in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was wrong to have been "overconfident" about how the Russia investigation was handled. | But Comey also insisted he was right to feel some measure of vindication because the report did not find evidence for the most sensational of President Donald Trump's claims, including that he had been wiretapped and il…
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Sanders and Omar Lead Largest Rally in New Hampshire for 2020 Vote
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-15
Sen. Bernie Sanders held his largest rally yet in the key state of New Hampshire on Friday night, joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has faced racist attacks since taking office earlier this year but who received a warm welcome from the crowd of more than 1,300 people. | The rally was reportedly the largest of any Democratic primary candidate in the state so far, according to the campaign; last month, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg reported that he drew "about 1,300" to a rally in Lebanon, New Hampshire. | "The political revolution is strong in New Hampshire," said Sanders campaign New Hampshire state direc…
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China Expected to Have Lifted Over 10m out of Poverty in 2019
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-15
China is expected to have lifted over 10 million people out of poverty in 2019, a senior official said Sunday, as part of a three-year plan to eradicate poverty completely by 2020. | RELATED: | China To Meet Sustainable Development Goals 10yrs Ahead of Schedule | "More than 95 percent of China's poor population is expected to shake off poverty and over 90 percent of poor counties are expected to be removed from the poverty list by the end of this year," the Director of the State Council…
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China's YiWu: Business Models You've Never Even Heard of
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
The YiWu Commodities Market | A brief bit of background for context. YiWu is the world's largest supermarket. YiWu is a small town (it's actually a city with more than one million people, but in China that's a small town) in …
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Energy Loss on Electric Grid Is Overlooked Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-15
When it comes to strategies for slowing the effects of climate change, the idea of reducing wasted energy rarely gets a mention. But our recent Nature Climate Change article makes the case that reducing wastage in the power sector, focusing specifically on the grid, can be a critical lever in lowering national emissions. | Inefficient global power transmission and distribution infrastructure requires additional electricity generation to…
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Intentionally or Not, Progressives Are Coaxing Us Back Into a Corporate Party
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-15
There's a fundamental problem with the Democratic presidential debates. It's not the number of candidates, the little talk of climate change or the debates' "divisiveness." It goes deeper than that. These debates operate on a flawed premise that runs right through the whole primary process: that what…
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Marathon Climate Talks in Madrid Fizzle to End With Slim Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-15
MADRID — Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year. | Organizers kept delegates from almost 200 nations in Madrid far beyond Friday's scheduled close of the two-week talks. In the end, negotiators endorsed a general call for greater efforts to tackle climate change and several measures to help poor countries respond and adapt to its impacts. | U.N. Secretary-Genera…
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Progress made at COP25, despite lack of agreement to increase climate ambition
news.un.org | 2019-12-15
Negotiations at the COP25 UN climate conference in Madrid finally ended on Sunday, wrapping up an event which saw much progress made by the private sector, and by national, regional and local governments. However, there was widespread disappointment that no overall consensus was reached on increased climate ambition.
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The Threat 5G Poses to Human Health
James Grundvig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
The crime scene was straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. One hundred and fifty dead birds lay sprawled on the ground, fallen out of trees in a park in The Hague, Netherlands. | The second such occurrence last autumn made | …
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Threat to Somalia's National Security and Existence as a Nation State. The Right to Self-Defense
Dr. Bischara A. Egal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
On November 15, 2019 the UN security Council extended the illegal, immoral and racist 27 years of arms sanctions on Somalia which was in effect since 1992. | Through a recorded vote, the Security Council today renewed the mandate of the …
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ALBA-TCP Ratified Integration of Latin American and Caribbean Peoples
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-15
With cultural expressions and interventions by heads of State and delegates from Latin American and Caribbean nations, the XVII Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America — Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) ends with a political-cultural ceremony. | RELATED: , ALBA-TCP to Speed Formation of a 'Peace Zone' in Latin America | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted the integrationist work of the organization (ALBA-TCP) in the region, "the idea of co…
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Venezuela to Relaunch PetroCaribe Program in 2020
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-15
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced the relaunch of the PetroCaribe program in the first half of 2020 during the 17th summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America (ALBA-TCP) in Cuba Saturday. | RELATED: , ALBA-TCP Ratified Integration of Latin American and Caribbean Peoples | "We have decided to relaunch with great force for the first half of the year 2020, the PetroCaribe project, the Miracle Mission and ALBA Cultural (…) ALBA has demonstrated…
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Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Rises Over 100% Year-Over-Year
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-15
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon jumped to the highest level for the month of November since record-keeping began in 2015, according to preliminary government data published on Friday. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro: Torture Methods of Dictatorship to Fight Corruption | Destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest totaled 563 square km (217.38 square miles) in November, 103% more than in the same month last year, according to the country's space research agency INPE. | That wo…
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-15
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three Palestinians, including the secretary of Fateh Movement, in occupied East Jerusalem, after invading and violently searching their homes. Nonviolent activist Nasser Ajaj told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the soldiers abducted Arin Za'anin, from his home in Wadi al-Jouz …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-abduc…

The Bogus Legend of Paul Volcker. The Break with Gold
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve during the 1980's, has died at age 92. Major media are writing words of praise for the banker who "killed inflation" in the wake of the 1970's oil crises and food price …
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O capital financeiro mascara-se de verde
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
à Clima. Quem haveria de dizer. As próprias mega-corporaàßàµes e mega-bilionários por trás da globalizaàßà£o da economia mundial nas últimas décadas, cuja busca de valor para o accionista e reduàßà£o de custos infligiu tantos danos ao meio ambiente — tanto no …
globalresearch.ca/o-capital-financeiro-m…

Judge Orders More Than 200,000 Wisconsin Voters Purged From Rolls
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-15
Pro-democracy advocates on Saturday vowed to ensure all Wisconsin voters are permitted to vote in the 2020 election after a state judge ordered more than 200,000 voters to be purged from the rolls. | The state had sent letters to 234,000 people who were believed to have moved, who were told they would be removed from voting lists if they did not respond within 30 days–but that the purge would not take place until 2…
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"Ag-Gag" Laws Expose Whistleblowers to Prosecution for Reporting Animal Abuse
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-15
The U.S. has a long history of claiming (and often failing) to protect those who report injustice, corruption and unethical behavior in government and industry. The first law to protect whistleblowers was approved in 1778 — shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed. In the intervening centuries, additional state and federal laws have been enacted to shield whistle…
truthout.org/articles/ag-gag-laws-expose…

Drugs, Guns, and Despair: How America Is Killing Americans
Larry Beinhart | commondreams.org | 2019-12-15
American life expectancy has declined. There's no foreign invasion. No war within its borders. No one to blame but ourselves. How then, is America killing Americans?
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Report: 745 Palestinian Children Arrested Since Beginning of 2019
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-15
Israeli occupation forces arrested 745 Palestinian children since the start of 2019, many of whom were subject to numerous rights violations, Days of Palestine reported.. According to a report published, on Thursday, by the NGO Palestinian Prisoners' Club (PPC), nearly 200 children were being held in various detention centres across …
imemc.org/article/report-745-palestinian…

After 83 Days, Hunger Striker Loses 30 Kilograms, Stops Drinking Water
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-15
Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel, Ahmad Zahran, who has been on hunger strike for 83 consecutive days today, has lost 30 kilograms of his weight and his health has seriously deteriorated, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. According to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoners' Commission, following a visit …
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Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-15
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, four Palestinians from Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded the al-'Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, before storming and searching many homes. They added that the soldiers abducted a …
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Israeli Planning To Confiscate Lands For A Segregated Road
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-15
Mohammad Abu Sheikh, a Palestinian official responsible for monitoring Israel's illegal colonialist activities, said that the Israeli occupation authority is planning to confiscate dozens of Dunams of Palestinian lands, near Qalqilia, in northern West Bank. Abu Sheikh stated that the large area of lands Israel intends to illegally annex are …
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Powerful Earthquake Hits Philippine City, One Killed
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-15
A strong earthquake struck near the Philippine city of Davao on Sunday, killing a child, damaging buildings and causing several injuries, officials said, the latest in a series of tremors to strike the southern part of the country in recent months. | RELATED: | Duterte to Lift Martial Law in Southern Philippines: Spokesman | The magnitude 6.8 quake was centered 61 km (38 miles) southwest of Davao on the island of Mindanao, at a depth of 28.2 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said,…
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US-China Trade Deal's Phase One 'Totally Done': Trump Admin
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-15
The "phase one" of the long-sought United States-China trade deal is "totally done" despite the need for translation and revisions to its text, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Sunday. | RELATED: , US, Canada, and Mexico Sign Trade Deal Again to Replace NAFTA | "Ultimately, whether this agreement works is going to be determined by who's making the decisions in China…if the hard-liners are making the decisions we're going to get one outcome, if the reformers are mak…
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Humanity at the Crossroads
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
Humankind is at a cusp, a point of transition between two different states of governance and existence. The world today is like a sack being slowly filled while the string around the opening is pulled increasingly tighter to prevent the …
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The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?
Vicky Peláez | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
This incisive and carefully researched article was first published by Global Research eleven years ago in March 2008. | In recent developments, California has adopted legislation which bans the private prison industry from operating in the state. | "The move will probably | …
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O revisionismo do Bolsonaro no Brasil
Danica Jorden | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
O governo do Presidente Jair Bolsonaro está embarcando em um projeto de revisà£o histórica e cultural. Em setembro, a Cinemateca Brasileira ficou " ocupada" por militares e politicos da extrema-direita que criticaram o "marxismo cultural" da instituiàßà£o e prometeram …
globalresearch.ca/o-revisionismo-do-bols…

United States Bombings of Other Countries. America's "Bombing List"
William Blum | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-15
The important legacy of the late William Blum will live. This article was first posted on GR in June 2016. | *** | It is a scandal in contemporary international law, don't forget, that while "wanton destruction of towns, cities and villages" …
globalresearch.ca/united-states-bombings…

ICE Case Management Handbook Based on Federal Law Enforcement "System of Systems"
Unicorn Riot | commondreams.org | 2019-12-15
Unicorn Riot obtained confidential Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy manuals in 2017.
commondreams.org/views/2019/12/15/ice-ca…

'To Protect Our Democracy,' Tuesday Night Rallies Planned In All 50 States to Demand Congress Votes to Impeach Trump
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-15
At more than 500 rallies planned for Tuesday evening, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to call on the U.S. House to vote to impeach President Donald Trump. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/12/15/protect…

US Denounced as 'Threat to Humanity' as COP25 Ends Without Deal on Big Polluters' Responsibility to Frontline Nations
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-15
Delegates from developing countries and island nations, climate scientists, and climate action advocates who had spent two weeks demanding strong commitments from the COP 25 climate summit emerged from the conference Sunday stunned and angry over its conclusion, which was deemed a "lost opportunity" by the United Nations secretary-general. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/12/15/us-deno…

Backlash against Hallmark for pulling gay wedding adverts
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-15
The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar following pressure from a conservative advocacy group, | In one of the adverts for Zola, two brides stand at the altar and discuss whether their wedding would go more smoothly if they had used a planning site before sharing a kiss. | Zola had submitted six adverts, four of which featured a lesbian couple. After Hallmark pulled those ads, but not two featuring only opposite-sex couples, Zola pulled its remaining ads. Mike Chi, Zola's chief marketing officer said | The only difference between the commerc…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2019/12/15/ba…

Greta Thunberg spars with German train company in Twitter spat nobody saw coming
rt.com | 2019-12-15
An overcrowded train ride through Germany shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg was taken by many as a swipe at Deutsche Bahn's service, but the railway company soon shot back, reminding Greta about her seat in first-class. | Returning home from a tour of protests, marches and speeches, the Swedish climate activist traveled as she always does: on public transport and in emissions-free vehicles. However, public transport occasionally brings with it delays and overcrowding, even in uber-efficient Germany, as Thunberg discovered on Saturday. | Tweeting a picture of herself sitting in a passageway beside a mou…
rt.com/news/475965-greta-thunberg-train-…

'Campaign of Terror' Targeting Iraqi Protesters: Rights Group
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-15
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (Unami) said last week it had received "credible allegations" that thousands of demonstrators have been kidnaped by "unknown armed men," since protests erupted in October against rampant political corruption in the country. | RELATED: | Iraq's Communists Support Uprising, Urge for New System | Activists Salman Khairallah Salman and Omar al-Amri were seen for the last time on Dec. 11 as they were going to Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, where…
telesurenglish.net/news/Campaign-of-Terr…

'Where's my apology, Jim?' Trump taunts Comey after former FBI chief says sorry for 'sloppy' Russia investigation
rt.com | 2019-12-15
President Donald Trump took to Twitter to demand a personal apology from former FBI Director James Comey, after Comey apologized on TV for his (mis)handling of the 'Russiagate' probe. | "So now Comey's admitting he was wrong," Trump tweeted on Sunday. "Wow, but he's only doing so because he got caught red handed. He was actually caught a long time ago. So what are the consequences for his unlawful conduct. Could it be years in jail? Where are the apologies to me and others, Jim?" | So now Comey's admitting he was wrong. Wow, but he's only doing so because he got caught red handed. He was actually caught a long…
rt.com/usa/475966-trump-comey-apology-ru…

Impeach and Remove Rally
Indivisible SF Peninsula and CA-14 | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
In front of Ana Furniture Across the street from the Hillsdale Mall | 3011 S El Camino Real | San Mateo, CA 94403…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/13/1882887…

Impeach and Remove Events in Wine Country (Sonoma & Napa Counties)
Moveon | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
Events in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma, Napa, Healdsburg…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/14/1882889…

Impeach & Remove Demonstration in Cupertino
MoveOn | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
Cupertino City Center (out front of building), south east intersection of Stevens Creek and De Anza Blvd., Cupertino 95014…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/14/1882889…

Impeach & Remove Demonstration in Silicon Valley
Indivisible Orchard City | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
Intersection of Stevens Creek Blvd & Winchester Blvd, at the border of Santa Clara 95050 and San Jose 95128.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/15/1882890…

Impeach & Remove Demonstration in Oakland
Moveon | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
Grand Lake Theater Intersection, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/14/1882889…

Impeach & Remove Trump Rally in Palo Alto
Moveon | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
Lytton Plaza, University Ave. & Emerson Street, Palo Alto 94301…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/14/1882889…

Impeach & Remove: Rally and March in San Francisco
SF Indivisible, Progressive Democrats, others | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
San Francisco Federal Building @ 90 7th Street, on the corner of Mission and 7th streets, San Francisco, CA 94103…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/14/1882889…

Impeach and Remove Rally, San Rafael
Patty Hoyt | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
San Rafael's City Plaza (1000 4th St. between "A" St. & Lootens near Arizmendi Bakery)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/14/1882888…

Impeach & Remove Rally in Livermore (Tri Valley)
MoveOn | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
Flagpole Plaza, intersection of First St and S. Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA 94550…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/14/1882890…

Impeach and Remove Rally in Sacramento
MoveOn Sacramento | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
California State Capitol, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, California 95814…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/14/1882889…

National Impeach & Remove Rallies, Marches, Vigils in Bay Area and beyond
Moveon.org, and others | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
National marches, rallies, vigils in the San Francisco Bay Area, State of California, and throughout nation…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/14/1882889…

Impeach & Remove: Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Monterey
MoveOn.org, Indivisible Santa Cruz, others | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
Impeach & Remove events in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and Monterey…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/15/1882890…

Impeach & Remove Events in East Bay Area Cities
Moveon | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
Events in East Bay cities: El Cerrtio, Walnut Creek, Emeryville, San Ramon, Castro Valley…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/14/1882889…

Impeach & Remove Demonstration in Redwood City
MoveOn | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
Sequoia Station (outside the shopping center), intersection of Jefferson Ave and El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/14/1882890…

Central Valley Water Board Approves Grasslands Water District Permit
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-12-15
"Toxins in water impact fish, divide indigenous families from traditional foods, and can cause permanent learning disabilities in children," stated Sherri Norris, executive director of the California Indian Environmental Alliance. "Many of these toxins cannot be removed from water once it enters into the system. It's imperative that we protect all of California's water from these toxins."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/13/1882888…

Chaos & tear gas at Muslim-majority uni in New Delhi after police responding to riots outside break into campus (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2019-12-15
Following days of unrest centered around New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, police — reportedly chasing a violent mob — have broken into its grounds firing tear gas, making arrests and forcing dozens of students to flee. | The heavy police response is linked to the wave of Muslim protests across the country triggered by the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which has sparked riots in the vicinity of Jamia Millia Islamia (National Muslim University) in the Indian capital. | The area has become a flashpoint of clashes with police, although students say the campus itself has until now been peacefu…
rt.com/news/475954-jamia-islamia-univers…

'We've always been on receiving end of US hegemony': Pakistan seeks closer ties with Russia, and has a real chance of success
rt.com | 2019-12-15
Islamabad, which just settled a Soviet-era debt dispute with Moscow, now wishes for "a new phase" in relations with Russia. Geopolitics, coupled with promising new trade opportunities, could help them thrive, analysts explain. | Russia-Pakistan relations returned to a brighter place this week, when Prime Minister Imran Khan voiced his desire to give them a powerful boost. While hosting a sizable Russian delegation led by Trade Minister Denis Manturov, Khan signaled that his country is ready to open its doors to Russian businesses and investors. | And it doesn't look like wishful thinking at all. Under a massiv…
rt.com/news/475952-russia-pakistan-boost…

Russian warship tracks US destroyer as it arrives in Black Sea
rt.com | 2019-12-15
As the US Navy's guided-missile destroyer USS Ross entered the Black Sea on Sunday, Russia sent its small missile ship Vyshny Volochek to survey its actions. It's the eighth US Navy vessel to arrive in the region this year. | USS Ross has carried out several missions in the Black Sea since the spike in tensions between Moscow and Washington after Crimea's reunification with Russia and the breakout of the Ukrainian conflict in 2014. | The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer made headlines in 2015 after Russian Su-24 jets were scrambled to warn off the American ship, which was acting "provocatively and…
rt.com/russia/475963-us-navy-ross-black-…

US Treasury chief applauds sanctions as ALTERNATIVE to military conflicts…but it hardly sits well with those sanctioned
rt.com | 2019-12-15
Sanctions imposed on some stubborn countries are a better option than military conflicts, Steve Mnuchin claimed, just as the US rolled out fresh penalties against Iran and EU firms helping build a German-Russian pipeline. | "The reason why we're using sanctions is because they are an important alternative for world military conflicts. And I believe it's worked," Mnuchin told CNBC's Hadley Gamble at the Doha Forum in Qatar on Saturday. He singled out North Korea and I…
rt.com/news/475929-us-sanctions-military…

Russia & Qatar to deepen cooperation in a bid to boost investment and trade
rt.com | 2019-12-15
Russia's Roscongress Foundation and the Qatar Investment Promotion Agency have inked a document during the Doha Forum that sets up a joint working group for coordination of investment activities and business projects. | The agreement was signed on Sunday, when a Russian delegation held a panel session titled 'Developing the High-Tech Sector in Russia: Prospects for Venture Investment' on the sidelines of the forum. | The new body is aimed at identifying promising investment projects in both countries and exchanging information on them, according to CEO of the Roscongress Foundation Alexander Stuglev. It can al…
rt.com/business/475942-russia-qatar-inve…

Turkey could shut down Incirlik Air Base used by US if necessary — Erdogan on US sanctions
rt.com | 2019-12-15
Ankara retains the option of shutting down the Incirlik Air Base used by US/NATO forces, in retaliation to any additional sanctions against Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. | As well the air base, which is located in Adana, the Kurecik Radar Station in the Malatya province may also be closed, Erdogan said. The Kurecik base houses an early-warning radar installed by the US Army, which plays a strategic role in NATO's ballistic missile defense network. | "We will close down Incirlik if necessary," Erdogan told A Haber TV. | If they are threatening us with the implementation of these sanctions, of…
rt.com/news/475962-turkey-shut-down-inci…

Extremely rare Nazi Enigma code transmitter tops $100k at auction (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-12-15
A fabled device used by Nazi Germany to transmit coded messages during the Second World War has been sold at an auction | for more than $100,000. | The cipher device, weighing nearly 30 pounds, was bought by an internet buyer for $106,000, according to the auction house, Heritage Auctions. The machine — which resembles a modified typewriter — comes with operating instructions and a case with an engraved Third Reich emblem. | The device stumped the Allies for years, until British mathematician Alan Turing managed to crack its code. Most of the machines were destroyed by the Germans during the war s…
rt.com/news/475946-enigma-auction-nazi-c…

'Generational talent': Mason Greenwood scores again to show that Manchester United's future is a lot less bleak than its present
rt.com | 2019-12-15
In what has been a mostly wretched campaign for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United, teenage forward Mason Greenwood looks to be a beacon of hope that the club can emerge from the funk which has mired them in recent seasons. | The young Englishman again came to his team's rescue on Saturday as he rescued a point for United late on against a managerless Everton team burdened with problems of their own. The strike – a wonderful left-footed shot into the bottom corner from outside the area – had the mark of a player with leagues' more experience in top level football. | So effective has he been recently that…
rt.com/sport/475956-mason-greenwood-manc…

Chinese TV pulls Arsenal game from air after Mesut Ozil statement about Uighur Muslims
rt.com | 2019-12-15
Chinese state television has decided to cancel its scheduled broadcast of Sunday's English Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City after Mesut Ozil posted about the treatment of Uighur Muslims in the country. | The Chinese Football Association branded Ozil's stance as "unacceptable" and that it "hurt the feelings" of Chinese football fans, after the Arsenal playmaker noted his opposition to the treatment of Uighur Muslims in the north-western region of Xinjiang. Ozil was also critical of Muslims for failing to highlight the issue. | China has vigorously denied any such persecution. | In respons…
rt.com/sport/475949-mesut-ozil-china-tel…

US missed Apollo 11 moment of this decade with its anti-China rhetoric — RT's Keiser Report
rt.com | 2019-12-15
China's high-tech advantage should have been a "Sputnik" moment for the US, but Washington failed to create its own industrial program, choosing to blame Beijing for all its misfortunes instead, says the Keiser Report. | "The Huawei phone… is the Apollo 11 of this decade. It's defining the technological landscape for a whole country [and] is gonna happen for a long time," Max Keiser said, as he and Stacy Herbert discussed the Chinese tech major's success in making a phone without US parts. | He added that now Beijing can beat US technology, including American tech behemoth Apple. Thus the US is set to be…
rt.com/business/475953-us-missed-apollo-…

Brazil to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem — Bolsonaro's son
rt.com | 2019-12-15
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son Eduardo has said that his father will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, following the lead of US President Donald Trump. Bolsonaro described the move as "natural and normal." | "As my father says, the Brazilian Embassy will move to Jerusalem. It's not something extraordinary. It's supposed to be a natural and normal thing," Bolsonaro, son of the Brazilian president and an MP himself, said at the opening of a Brazilian trade mission in Jerusalem on Sunday. | Israel "has no better friends than the people and government of Brazil," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…
rt.com/news/475960-brazil-move-embassy-j…

US Threatens To Attack Iran Over Rockets Fired In Iraq & Assange Blocked From Seeing Key Evidence
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-12-15
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-u…

Police brutality against students in Delhi hits a new low
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-12-14
On December 13, the Delhi police unleashed brutal violence against thousands of students and teachers of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), attacking them with baton and tear gas. The students and teachers were taking out a march to Indian parliament against the discriminatory citizenship amendment act (also known as CAB), recently passed by far-right Indian government. | The act provides pathway for naturalization to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh migrants, but not to Muslim refugees or refugees from other neighbouring countries who may also face religio…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/12/14/police-br…

Indigenous Bolivia Ready to go to War Against Fascism
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-14
Bolivia, December 2019, three weeks after the fascist coup. It is devilishly cold. My comrade's car is carefully navigating through the deep mud tracks. Enormous snow-covered mountain peaks are clearly visible in the distance. The Bolivian Altiplano; beloved, yet always somehow hostile, silent, impenetrable. So many times in the past I came close to death …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/indigenous-bo…

Nunca vi o Mundo tà£o fragmentado!
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-14
É impressionante a facilidade com que o império ocidental está a conseguir destruir os países "rebeldes" que està£o no seu caminho, sem que haja resistência. | Trabalho em todos os cantos do planeta, onde os "conflitos" kafkianos forem desencadeados por Washington, …
globalresearch.ca/nunca-vi-o-mundo-tao-f…

US tests INF-banned missile after Democrats rubber-stamp Trump's nuclear build-up
wsws.org | 2019-12-14
The test comes just days after congressional Democrats voted for a massive military spending bill that stripped out language limiting the development of dangerous new nuclear weapons.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/14/nucl…

Gobierno de EEUU retira los cargos falsos contra periodista Max Blumenthal
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-12-14
El gobierno estadounidense desistió la causa basada en falsas acusaciones de agresión contra el editor de The Grayzone Max Blumenthal…
thegrayzone.com/2019/12/14/gobierno-eeuu…

China-US "Phase One" Trade Deal: The Devil in the Unannounced Details and Implementation
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-14
According to China's official People's Daily broadsheet, Beijing and Washington "agreed on the text of a phase one economic and trade agreement based on the principle of equality and mutual respect," adding: | "The text includes nine chapters: the preface, intellectual | …
globalresearch.ca/sino-us-phase-one-trad…

You Don't Debate Fascism, You Destroy It!
MIDCPMR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-14
If Trump could organize armed groups to go out to the streets and burn, destroy, and persecute, he would have already done it. I don't think he lacks the desire to do so. Trump counts on the support of a good part of the armed forces, police, and, of course, his principal base, conservative white men and women. | RELATED: , U.S. House Committee Approves Charges For Trump Impeachment | Perhaps Trump is not a declared fascist himself, but what is certain is that he is a man of double s…
telesurenglish.net/news/You-Dont-Debate-…

Video: Latin America, Geopolitical Battlefield. U.S. Threatens Military Intervention
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-14
Latin America has long been regarded as the exclusive stomping ground of US economic interests, US military, and US intelligence services for much of the 19th and 20th centuries, to the point that the US public has grown to view …
globalresearch.ca/video-latin-america-ne…

Venezuelan Government Denounces Right-Wing Terrorist Plan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-14
Venezuelan Communication Minister, Jorge Rodriguez, revealed Saturday details of a terrorist operation that was intended to be perpetrated against the Gran Mariscal Sucre Headquarters and the Zonal Command No. 53 of the Bolivarian National Guard in the state of Sucre. | RELATED: , Colombia: TIAR Ministers to Plan New Actions Against Venezuela | This operation was carried out by members of the right-wing party, 'Voluntad Popular,' led by Leopoldo Lopez and Juan Guaido, and organize…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Gover…

"The Good Terrorists": How U.S. Airstrikes Helped Prop Al-Qaeda in Syria's Idlib?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-14
Al-Qaeda in Syria has two noteworthy apologists. One is the jihadist propagandist Bilal Abdul Kareem, a former correspondent for CNN, often seen in videos sporting a long beard and reporting from the ground in the al-Nusra Front strongholds in …
globalresearch.ca/how-american-airstrike…

U.N. Climate Talks in Limbo as Chair Chile Bids for Compromise
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-14
Rules for carbon markets and a system to help poor countries cope with the economic impact of climate change are key unresolved issues.
truthdig.com/articles/u-n-climate-talks-…

Israeli Forces Injure Several Palestinians at Protests in West Bank and Gaza
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-14
Dozens of Palestinian protesters were reportedly wounded while others were arrested during the Israeli crackdown on weekly peaceful protests along the separation fence in Gaza, and throughout the West Bank. Israeli soldiers injured five with live ammunition, wounding one seriously, shot 4 protestors with rubber-coated metal bullets, and caused dozens …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-injure-…

Hong Kong local election results: Remarkably unremarkable and counter-revolutionary to boot
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-12-14
On November 24, Hong Kong held local elections for all 18 district councils in the city, with 452 of the 479 council seats up for grabs. Amid the polarized political atmosphere created by the protests and riots that gripped the city this year, turnout was much higher than past local elections. In total, 2,931,745 people cast ballots for their local district councils; about 71% of the 4,132,977 registered voters. | The U.S. and its allies in the corporate news media were quick to trumpet the results as a smashing success for the pro-Western protest movement, which elected 388 candidates to district councils. In co…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/12/14/hong-ko…

SEP/IYSSE public meeting in Colombo: Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning!
wsws.org | 2019-12-14
We urge all workers, youth and all those who cherish democratic rights to come forward and defeat the attack on Assange and Manning.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/14/asmt…

Julian Assange denied access to lawyers and vital evidence in US extradition case
wsws.org | 2019-12-14
It is clear that the fundamental legal rights of the WikiLeaks founder and world-famous investigative journalist are being trampled in what amounts to an extraordinary rendition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/14/assa…

Someone Interfered in the UK Election, and It Wasn't Russia
Caitlin Johnstone | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-14
Ladies and gentlemen I have here at my fingertips indisputable proof that egregious election meddling took place in the United Kingdom on Thursday. | Before you get all excited, no, it wasn't the Russians. It wasn't the Chinese, the Iranians, Cobra …
globalresearch.ca/someone-interfered-uk-…

Prime Minister Modi Triggers Political Instability in India's Northeastern States
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-14
Indian Prime Minister Modi has a huge crisis on his hands entirely of his own making after some of the ethno-religiously diverse Northeastern States of the so-called 'Seven Sisters' are erupting in rage after the passage of the 'Citizenship (Amendment) …
globalresearch.ca/prime-minister-modi-tr…

Water waste must stop
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2019-12-14
The whole wastewater system is contributing to climate change.
nationofchange.org/2019/12/14/water-wast…

Southern Poverty Law Center report highlights abusive conditions in US immigration detention centers
wsws.org | 2019-12-14
The report was based on a comprehensive study of four adult immigrant detention facilities in southern Florida.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/14/immi…

The Mother of Us All: Ancient India's Vedic Civilization
William T. Hathaway | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-14
Researchers have determined that the Vedic culture of India was the first global civilization. They have uncovered archeological and historical evidence indicating that the society which began millennia ago in the Indus Valley grew to encompass all of South Asia, then spread peacefully to many parts of the world. Science and technology in ancient India …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/the-mother-of…

Venezuela: Maduro Attends Anti-Neoliberal ALBA Summit in Cuba
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-14
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends the 17th summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America (ALBA-TCP), which is taking place in Havana, Cuba, on Saturday. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Oil Production Sets Historical Record in November | "At such a complex time for Latin America and the Caribbean, this ALBA summit brings a message of ho…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Maduro…

No Visits to Holy Sites for Christians in Gaza
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-14
Christians from the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, the so-called Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced Thursday. Only Christians over the age of 45 will be eligible for a permit to travel …
imemc.org/article/no-visits-to-holy-site…

Ukrainian Foreign Influence Operation Bankrolled by Secret Donors
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-14
Foreign agents peddling influence for a controversial Ukraine politician were part of a coordinated effort bankrolled through a secretive network of shell companies and offshore entities, according to new foreign lobbying records. | The foreign influence operation centered around Ukraine's former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, who ran against now-President Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine's 2019 pre…
truthout.org/articles/ukrainian-foreign-…

Fighting Rages Near Libya's Capital Amid Push by Rebel Army
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-14
The country may be plunged into a bout of violence rivaling the scale of the 2011 conflict that ousted and killed Moammar Gadhafi.
truthdig.com/articles/fighting-rages-nea…