2020-01-12: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media!

Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-13
As the US escalates its hybrid wars, Twitter and Facebook are suspending accounts and censoring content that conflicts with Washington's…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/12/us-pressure-s…

'I wish I was inside that plane': Iran's IRGC chief expresses sorrow over downing of Ukrainian jet
rt.com | 2020-01-13
The top commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Major General Hossein Salami, has expressed his deepest condolences, saying he had never felt more ashamed in his life than after the Ukrainian passenger jet tragedy. | Debriefing the session of Iran's parliament on Sunday, Salami stated that IRGC has no other purpose or wish "but to be torn into pieces for the sake of the security, welfare and peace of [Iranian] people." | I swear on the life of my children… I wish I were inside that plane and fell down and burned along w…
rt.com/news/478089-irgc-chief-plane-down…

Juan Guaido Wants to Silence teleSUR by Taking Over TV Signal
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
The self-proclaimed 'president' of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, announced on Saturday that he has plans to take over teleSUR's television signal in an attempt to silence the channel. | RELATED: | US Seeks to Affect Cuba's Revenue by Banning Charter Flights | "In the next few days we keep moving forward: tomorrow we announce the steps to recover the Telesur signal in the continent, and be aware of where and when we are going to hold the session of the @AsambleaVE‚Äã&sb…
telesurenglish.net/news/Juan-Guaido-Want…

Juan Guaido Wants to Silence teleSUR by Taking Over TV Signal
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
The self-proclaimed 'president' of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, announced on Saturday that he has plans to take over teleSUR's television signal in an attempt to silence the channel. | RELATED: | US Seeks to Affect Cuba's Revenue by Banning Charter Flights | "In the next few days we keep moving forward: tomorrow we announce the steps to recover the teleSUR signal in the continent, and be aware of where and when we are going to hold the session of the @AsambleaVE to open all together th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Juan-Guaido-Want…

Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIS-ISIL-Daesh) that Obama and Trump Do Not Want You to Know About
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
The US led war against the Islamic State is a big lie. Going after "Islamic terrorists" is used to justify a military agenda. The Islamic State is a creation of US intelligence. Washington's "Counter-terrorism Agenda" in Iraq & Syria consists in Supporting the Terrorists.
globalresearch.ca/twenty-six-things-abou…

US Plans Permanent Occupation of Iraq
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
The US plans permanent occupation of numerous nations worldwide, including Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and other countries it attacked preemptively. | It's up to officials of these countries and mass public opposition to end US occupation through the power of resistance. | Pentagon …
globalresearch.ca/us-plans-permanent-occ…

Additional 6 Months Granted to NATO Terrorists North of Syria by the UN Security Council
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
Al-Qaeda terrorists operating in the north of Syria and oppressing millions of Syrians can now breathe comfort after the United Nations Security Council extended their supply routes from their regional sponsor NATO member state Turkey for an additional Six months …
globalresearch.ca/additional-6-months-gi…

Bolivia: De Facto Regime Supporters Kidnapped Evo's Ex-Minister
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
Evo Morales' former Interior Minister Carlos Romero denounced Saturday that The Resistance, a shock group supporting the coup-based government led by Jeanine Añez, kept him kidnapped for two days inside his home. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Coup Govt. Tries to Convince Europe There Was No Coup | "They have kidnapped me in my own house. They've locked the water stopcock, I had no food or water," Romero told reporters at the hospital where he is still convalescing.
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-De-Facto…

Iran Summons UK Ambassador Over Role in Anti-Gov't Protest
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday that the U.K.'s Ambassador to Tehran was summoned over his participation in the anti-government protests this weekend. | RELATED: | Iran Rejects New Sanctions Imposed by the US | "Today, Rob Macaire was summoned because of his unconventional behaviour of attending an illegal rally on Saturday", the Foreign Ministry's website said. | Prior to his summoning, Macaire was reportedly detained by the Iranian authorities for breaking diplomatic protocol…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Summons-UK-…

Defying Police, Iranians Protest Over Plane Shootdown
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-12
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Defying Police, Iranians Protest Over Plane Shootdown
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-12
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Genetically Modified Seeds in India: Faking it on the Astroturf
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
According to a recent report in The Hindu Business Line, India's intelligence agencies are investigating the role of a global investment company and international seed companies in supporting farmers organisation Shetkari Sanghatana (SS) in the distribution of illegally procured genetically …
globalresearch.ca/gm-india-faking-astrot…

More States Are Reconsidering Medicaid Work Requirements
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-12
Six states

All the Times the US allied with Gen. Soleimani against Common Enemies
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-01-12
The prime minister of Iraq says he invited Soleimani to Baghdad for peace negotiations with Saudi Arabia and then Trump just suddenly blew his guest away. Soleimani came openly on a commercial flight and went through passport control with his diplomatic passport…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/all-the-times-the-…

Invoking the United Nations' Historic "Uniting for Peace" Resolution 377 Before Trump Embroils Us in War with Iran
Dimitri Lascaris | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
In the early hours of January 3, 2020, the United States military assassinated Iran's most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani. | Soleimani's killing, accomplished by means of a drone strike in Baghdad, was done without the authorization of the Iraqi …
globalresearch.ca/invoke-u-n-uniting-pea…

O Secretário Geral da ONU, António Guterres, nà£o condena os assassínios dos EUA no Iraque
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
A relatora especial da ONU sobre execuàßàµes extra judiciais, sumárias ou arbitrárias, Agnès Callamard, criticou o assassínio perpetrado pelo regime Trump, do General iraniano Soleimani, do Vice Presidente iraquiano da PMU, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis e de outros que …
globalresearch.ca/o-secretario-geral-da-…

Polls Show Americans Believe Killing Iranian General Made the US Less Safe
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
The Trump regime's assassination of widely respected Iranian General Qassem Soleimani made things less safe in the region and beyond. | Killing him was an act of war, the highest of high crimes under international law

Ex-US intel officer: Pompeo 'lying through his teeth' on Iran
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-12
The Trump administration is imposing new sanctions on Iran and defying Iraq's call for a US troop withdrawal. This comes…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/12/ex-us-intel-o…

We should be outraged that the police listed Extinction Rebellion as extremists. But we shouldn't be surprised
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-01-12
Environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion (XR) hit the headlines on 10 January after the police included it as an extremist ideology in its guide to "Safeguarding young people and adults from ideological extremism". | But while it's outrageous that a nonviolent group focussed on saving the planet from the climate crisis is listed as an extremist threat, we shouldn't be surprised. Because this is exactly how the police treat pro…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/01/12/we-shoul…

The Limits of Capitalism
Laurie E. Adkin | zcomm.org | 2020-01-12
The UN predicts that there will be 200 million climate refugees by 2050…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-limits-of-capi…

The tenuous deployment of US troops in Iraq
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-12
With the resolution of the Iraqi parliament demanding the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country, the presence of the nearly 5,200 US soldiers has become a major flashpoint…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/12/the-tenuo…

Lowkey talks about Julian Assange, the media and internet manipulation
Andrew Butler | thecanary.co | 2020-01-12
At times when the drums of war beat loudest, we need to remember, recognise, and protect the important role played by whistleblowers. In the first of two exclusive interviews (above) Lowkey talks about Julian Assange and the need for media to question and hold power to account. | In part two (below), Lowkey explains how our online data is used by the state and corporations to monitor and manipulate us. He also discusses the importance of supporting whistleblowers who work to expose this. | By Andrew Butler…
thecanary.co/video/2020/01/12/lowkey-tal…

Colombia: Two Indigenous Leaders Were Killed in Cauca Valley
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
Two members of the Quintin Lame's Grandchildren Movement (NQL), Amparo Guejia and Juan Dicue were killed by an unidentified armed group‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã on Friday at La Buitrera village, in the Cauca Valley, Colombia. | RELATED: | Colombia: A Woman Is the First Social Leader Killed This Year | "They were founders of a social organization. We just know…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Two-Ind…

Brazil to Go Through With Mining on Tribal Lands
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
Brazil's right-wing regime said it was pushing ahead with its plans to mine on tribal lands, despite the objections of the people that live in these targeted areas. | RELATED: | Number of Fires in Brazilian Amazon Increased 30% in 2019 | The Brazilian regime held a briefing on Friday to inform European diplomats about the proposals that have drawn criticism from Indigenous advocates in Brazil and overseas. | According to a public statement on the ministry's website, the Mning and En…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-to-Go-Thr…

Star War Actor Rejects Advertising Depicting Pinochet as Jedi
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
The U.S. actor Mark Hamill, who is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, Saturday rejected an image in which far-right activists portrait Chile's dictator Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) as a Jedi. | RELATED: | Chile: College Admissions Test Suspended Due To Student Protest | The story began when Natire Bolledo wrote to Hamill telling him that…
telesurenglish.net/news/Star-War-Actor-R…

Will Northrop Grumman get its long-planned war with Iran?
Sue Sturgis | zcomm.org | 2020-01-12
Amount Northrop Grumman's political action committees contributed to federal campaigns and committees from 2000 to date, according to OpenSecrets.org: almost $24 million…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/will-northrop-grum…

After 18 Years of US Occupation, Poll Finds Zero Percent of Afghans Thriving, 85 Percent "Suffering"
Alan MacLeod | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
American polling firm Gallup has found that Afghans are the saddest people on earth, finding that nearly nine in ten respondents are "suffering," in their own words, with zero percent claiming that they are currently "thriving." When asked to …
globalresearch.ca/18-years-us-occupation…

Mexico's AMLO Vows Justice in Visit to Town Scarred by Massacre
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged Sunday that those behind a massacre that killed nine members of a U.S.-Mexican family of Mormon origin will be punished and that the truth surrounding the crime will eventually come out. | RELATED: | Gunmen Kill Mormon Family Members in North Mexico | In a speech before extended family members near the U.S. border, Lopez Obrador also promised to keep relatives appraised of the investigation into the ambush carried out by cartel gunmen t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexicos-AMLO-Vow…

U.S. Media Outlets Fail to Disclose U.S. Government Ties of 'Iranian Journalist' Echoing Trump Talking Points
Eli Clifton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
The Trump administration is adamant that Iranians welcome the assassination of Qassem Soleimani. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Iraqis were "dancing in the street … thankful that General Soleimani is no more" and that Iranians will view the U.S. …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-media-outlets-fail…

Several Rockets Hit Iraqi Airbase: 4 Wounded
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
The Iraqi Armed Forces announced on their official Twitter account that a number of rockets targeted the Al-Balad Airbase in the country's Salah Al-Deen Province. | RELATED: | Iran Admits Fault in Downing of Ukranian Airliner | "The Al-Balad Airbase in the Salah Al-Deen Governorate came under attack by eight Katyusha rockets, wounding four members of the Iraqi Air Force, including two officers," the Iraqi Armed Forces said. | The Iraqi Armed Forces did not release anymore details about the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Several-Rockets-…

This Iranian War Vet Has Some Advice for Trump: Don't Play Checkers with the Grandmasters of Chess
Habib Ahmadzadeh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
Dear President Trump, | In a recent Tweet, you claimed that "Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation." As a world citizen and a veteran of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, I have firsthand experience with the bitterness of …
globalresearch.ca/iranian-war-vet-has-so…

Iran's Accidental Downing of a Ukrainian Plane Is Already Being Used to Smear MH-17 Skeptics
Max Parry | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
When the Pentagon confirmed the assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, U.S. President Donald Trump took to social media to post a single image of the American flag to the adulation of his followers. Unfortunately, most Americans are …
globalresearch.ca/iran-accidental-downin…

Iranian Opposition Group Went From US Terror List to Halls of Congress
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-12
Meet the terrorist organization now lauded by top U.S. officials as an alternative to Iran's government.

Iranian Opposition Group Went From US Terror List to Halls of Congress

Why Iran "Came Clean" Regarding Its Role in the UIA-752 Tragedy
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
Iran should be commended for ceasing all disinformation activities aimed at covering up its role in the UIA-752 tragedy, but it didn't do this just because it's the right thing to do, but because it realized that its international reputation …
globalresearch.ca/why-iran-came-clean-st…

Only 23% of American Voters Can Identify Iran on the World Map
Rashaan Ayesh | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
Only 23% of registered American voters were able to correctly identify Iran on an unlabeled world map, according to a poll from Morning Consult and Politico. | Why it matters: Voters' inability to pick out Iran on the map highlights | …
globalresearch.ca/only-23-american-voter…

In Stunning Reversal, Iran Admits Accidentally Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Jet
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
After multiple denials, and demands for proof from foreign entities

The U.S. Public Doesn't Want War With Iran. The Senate Must Reaffirm That
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-12
As early as this coming week, the U.S. Senate may vote on whether to join the House of Representatives in asserting the rightful role of the U.S. Congress in deciding whether the president is authorized to wage war against Iran. | It's not looking likely that the Senate will vote on the same bill passed by a bipartisan majority of 224-194 in the House on Thursday because Republicans leadership may not allow this bill to…
truthout.org/articles/the-u-s-public-doe…

The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
The objective is to engineer a civil war in Iraq, in which both sides are controlled indirectly by US-NATO. The scenario is to arm and equip them, on both sides, finance them with advanced weapons systems and then "let them fight".
globalresearch.ca/the-destruction-and-po…

Five Truths about Haiti
Jean Saint-Vil | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
As we approach the 10th anniversary of Goudougoudou, the 7.0 earthquake that caused over 300,000 deaths in Haiti on January 12, 2010, | I invite you to ponder 5 key facts I consider to be essential knowledge for anyone who | …
globalresearch.ca/five-truths-about-hait…

Five Truths about Haiti
Jean Saint-Vil | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
As we approach the 10th anniversary of Goudougoudou, the 7.0 earthquake that caused over 300,000 deaths in Haiti on January 12, 2010, | I invite you to ponder 5 key facts I consider to be essential knowledge for anyone who truly | …
globalresearch.ca/five-truths-about-hait…

Libya's Rival Factions Accuse Each Other of Violating Ceasefire
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
Libya's warring factions, the United Nations-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al Sarraj and the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by General Kalifa Haftar, have accused each other of violating an agreed ceasefire Sunday. | RELATED: | Russia and Turkey Call for Ceasefire in Libya | Early on Sunday morning, Reuters reported that fire exchange could be heard in Salaheddin and Ain Zara districts in Tripoli. | The GNA warned in a statement that it had recorded gunfire in the Salaheddin and…
telesurenglish.net/news/Libyas-Rival-Fac…

As Trial Nears, Trump Keeps Discredited Ukraine Theory Alive
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-12
The theory took root in vague form well before Donald Trump laid claim to the White House in 2016. The candidate's close confidant tweeted about it. His campaign chairman apparently spoke about it with people close to him. | What if, the idea went, it was actually Ukraine

Canada Apologizes for Wrongly Raising Alarm at Nuclear Plant
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
Canadians in the province of Ontario on Sunday were awoken to a frightening message from their local government after the latter wrongly raised an alarm at a nuclear power plant. | RELATED: | Canadian Muslim Convention Hosts Anti-Palestinian Politician | According to the Canadian Broadcast Channel, the authorities in the proivince of Ontario were conducting a training excerise at a nuclear power plant near Toronto when they mistakenly sounded the alarm at the site. | The false a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Canada-Apologize…

Workers Remember Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht's Legacies
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
The European left's largest conference Saturday began in Berlin paying tribute to the memory of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two communist revolutionaries killed by far-right paramilitaries on January 15, 1919. | RELATED: | New Film on German Communist Playwright Bertolt Brecht | Over 3,000 people are sharing and analyzing experiences of the struggle around the world at the Rosa Luxemburg International Conference (RLIC), which has been running since 1996 every second Saturday i…
telesurenglish.net/news/Workers-Remember…

The US-China Power Struggle, Two Decades of CIA Interference in Tibet
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
America's position as the world's strongest country faces its greatest challenge today from China, as is widely acknowledged. Yet the United States-China power struggle is not merely a phenomenon of this century, but has been ongoing for at least 70 …
globalresearch.ca/us-china-power-struggl…

US Expels More Than a Dozen Saudi Military Trainees Over Extremist Ties and Child Porn
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-12
Over a dozen Saudi servicemen stationed at US military installations will be expelled from the country.

US Expels More Than a Dozen Saudi Military Trainees Over Extremist Ties and Child Porn

On the Issue of "Electability"
Andrew Levine | zcomm.org | 2020-01-12
In Sanders and perhaps also in Warren, there is hope. The others, along with mainstream Democrats generally, should either join up or step aside

Pentagon Chief Saw No Evidence US Embassies Were Under Threat
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-12
Defense Secretary Mark Esper told CBS that he'd seen no evidence at all to support the idea that US embassies were under threat.

Pentagon Chief Saw No Evidence US Embassies Were Under Threat

Corporate "Cage-Free" Commitments Are Only Meaningful With Accountability
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-12
Consumers and scientists agree: Eggs from hens raised in cages are bad business. | "Cage-free" is much more than a trend

Ranked Choice Voting Gains Traction for 2020
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-12
As an independent candidate for public office, Tiffany Bond might typically be seen as a spoiler in a conventional election. | But when she ran for Congress in 2018 in Maine's second Congressional district, she campaigned in Maine's first major election using ranked choice voting, enacted for all state and federal elections in 2016. | Ranked choice voting is now in use in 18 cities, and five states–Hawaii, Alaska, Wyoming, Kansas, and Nevada–plan to use it in their Democratic primaries and caucuses in 2020. | In…
truthout.org/articles/ranked-choice-voti…

In Massachusetts, Minors Need Permission for Abortion, But That Could Change
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-12
She was 15 and recovering from rape, when she realized she was pregnant. She knew right away that she wanted to terminate the pregnancy. But as in many states, Massachusetts required

New York City Mayor Asks for Criminal Investigation Into Trump Taxes
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-12
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that he had asked Manhattan's district attorney to investigate discrepancies ProPublica and WNYC revealed last fall between what President Donald Trump's company reported in filings to city tax officials and what it reported in loan filings. The discrepancies made his properties seem more profitable to a lender and less profitabl…
truthout.org/articles/new-york-city-mayo…

A China e nà£o só o Irà£o, sob fogo USA no Médio Oriente
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
O assassínio do General iraniano Soleimani autorizado pelo Presidente Trump desencadeou uma reacàßà£o em cadeia que se propaga para além da regià£o do Médio Oriente. Esse objectivo estava nas intenàßàµes daqueles que decidiram esse acto. Soleimani estava sob a mira …
globalresearch.ca/a-china-e-nao-so-o-ira…

Selected Articles: Iran Admits Accidentally Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Jet
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-iran…

Dakar Rally tragedy: Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves dies after crash in Saudi Arabia
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has tragically died after a crash during Sunday's seventh stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. | The tragedy took place after 276 kilometers (171 miles) of the day's Riyadh to Wadi Al Dawasir test, which is mostly comprised of sand planes and dunes. | READ MORE: Italian cyclist tragically dies after sustaining head injury right before finish | Race organizers immediately summoned a medical helicopter to the scene after the 40-year-old rider was found unconsci…
rt.com/sport/478065-dakar-rider-paulo-go…

S.F. Rep Pelosi Postponed Vote on War Powers Act
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-01-12
San Francisco Representative Nancy Pelosi postponed the urgently needed vote on a War Powers Resolution to prevent a US war against Iran. And Top House Democrats want to abandon any vote on a War Powers Resolution. See | www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/08/kic…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/1882955…

Republicans Will Pay for Denying Impeachment Witnesses: Pelosi
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Sunday that Republicans will pay a political price for denying President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with witnesses, as House Democrats will determine on Tuesday when to send formal charges to the Senate. | RELATED: | US Senate Republicans Ready for Trump Impeachment Trial | Pelosi has delayed delivery of the charges for weeks to compel Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to agree to include new witness testimony and evidence abo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Republicans-Will…

'Impeached for life': Pelosi sets off Twitter fireworks, falsely claims Dems pursuing subpoena-defying witnesses
rt.com | 2020-01-12
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made numerous odd claims about Trump impeachment in a new interview, including that Dems are pursuing subpoena-defying witness from the Ukraine investigation. | While speaking on ABC's 'This Week' Pelosi told host George Stephanopoulos that "this president is impeached for life, regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell." | While Congress passed articles of impeachment against the president, he still technically needs to go through a trial in the Senate to determine his guilt. One is not "impeached" until a decision is made through a trial. Congress merely conduct…
rt.com/usa/478086-pelosi-impeached-for-l…

'Impeached for life': Pelosi sets off Twitter fireworks, falsely claims Dems pursuing subpoena-defying witnesses
rt.com | 2020-01-12
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made numerous odd claims about Trump impeachment in a new interview, including that Dems are pursuing subpoena-defying witness from the Ukraine investigation. | While speaking on ABC's 'This Week' Pelosi told host George Stephanopoulos that "this president is impeached for life, regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell." | While Congress passed articles of impeachment against the president, he still technically needs to go through a trial in the Senate to determine his guilt. One is not "impeached" until a decision is made through a trial. Congress merely conduct…
rt.com/usa/478086-pelosi-impeached-for-l…

Sir David Attenborough to speak about the climate crisis at charity dinner
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-12
Sir David Attenborough has been announced as the guest speaker at a charity dinner hosted by Sir Tom Hunter. | The broadcaster and naturalist will attend the event at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh next month. | Businessman and philanthropist Hunter said: The climate crisis is one of the greatest threats to the future of our society, so what better guest to welcome to Scotland than Sir David Attenborough? | All funds raised will go to charities chosen by The Hunter Foundation, which is also hosting a competition offering secondary school pupils the chance to win a table for their school at the dinner…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/01/12/sir-davi…

Boris Johnson's PMQs performance exposed him as the puppet of Trump he truly is
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-01-12
Boris Johnson's cosy relationship with US President Donald Trump is nothing new. After Theresa May's resignation, Trump was quick to endorse Johnson as her replacement. He even described him as "Britain Trump". Ever since becoming prime minister, Johnson has returned the favor by further aligning…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/01/12/boris-jo…

Boris Johnson's PMQs performance exposed him as the puppet of Trump he truly is
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-01-12
Boris Johnson's cosy relationship with US President Donald Trump is nothing new. After Theresa May's resignation, Trump was quick to endorse Johnson as her replacement. He even described him as "Britain Trump". Ever since becoming prime minister, Johnson has returned the favor by further aligning…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/01/12/boris-jo…

No matter what Johnson says, the EU won't be rushed into striking a Brexit deal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-12
Passing law to prevent the extension of Brexit negotiations will not force the EU to rush into a deal, Ireland's deputy premier has warned.Simon Coveney said the EU felt the end of 2020 deadline set by Boris Johnson was "ambitious, if not unrealistic".Coveney said he felt it would take longer than 12 months, as he highlighted the deal encompassed much more than trade and included areas like aviation, fishing and data.He told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: When people talk about the future relationship, in the UK in particular, they seem to only talk about a future trade agreement, actually there's much more to this t…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/01/12/no-matter-wha…

Turkish, US officials discuss security of Libya, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Turkey's presidential spokesman discussed security of Libya and Syria with U.S. national security advisor over the phone, Turkey's presidential sources said on Saturday.Ibrahim Kalin and Robert C. O'Brien also discussed recent developments in Iraq and Iran, said the sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Turkey reiterated its call for a cease-fire and both countries agreed on putting efforts to de-escalate the tension in the region.Earlier this week, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles targeting U.S. troops in Iraq…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkish-us-offici…

Fly me to the moon: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's search for a girlfriend to join him on a voyage around the moon will be the subject of a new documentary programme, in the latest attention-grabbing stunt by the entrepreneur.44-year-old Maezawa, who sold his online fashion retailer Zozo Inc to SoftBank Group Corp, is seeking single females aged over 20 for the show, which will be shown on streaming service AbemaTV."As feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to surge upon me, there's one thing that I think about: continuing to love one woman," wrote Maezawa on a website for applicants."I want to find a 'life partner…
yenisafak.com/en/world/fly-me-to-the-moo…

German chancellor Merkel says Berlin will host Libya peace talks
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Libyan peace talks will be held in Berlin, as Turkey and Russia appealed to the north African nation's warring factions to enter a ceasefire."We hope that the joint efforts by Russia and Turkey will lead to success, and we will soon send out invitations for a conference in Berlin," Merkel said on Saturday during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.She stressed that the United Nations would lead talks if a meeting were to take place in Berlin, and that Libya's warring parties would need to play a major role to help find a solution.The aim wa…
yenisafak.com/en/world/german-chancellor…

Turkey extends condolences to Oman over Sultan's death
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Turkey on Saturday extended condolences to Oman over the death of longtime ruler Qaboos bin Said al Said.In a Twitter post, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: "I wish Allah's mercy on Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al Said, who was a key figure for Oman's welfare and development with his efforts as well as for the politics in our region."In a separate Twitter post, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said: "Heartfelt condolences to the brotherly people of #Oman who lost a visionary leader, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said. May his soul rest in eternal peace. @MofaOman @Oman_GC."Sultan Qaboos die…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-extends-co…

Protesters gather again in Iran, chant against authorities
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Scores of protesters gathered for a second day in Iran on Sunday chanting slogans against the authorities following the military's admission it had shot down a passenger plane in error after days denying it was to blame, social media posts showed.
yenisafak.com/en/world/protesters-gather…

Qatar's emir visits Iran amid regional tension
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
According to a statement by the Qatari Royal Court, Tamim will hold talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and senior officials on bilateral relations and regional developments.The Qatari leader will also meet with Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to discuss regional developments, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.Tension soared in the region after the U.S. killed Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian general, in a drone airstrike outside Baghdad airport earlier this month. Iran retaliated with firing a dozen ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.Last week, Qatari Foreign Minister Mo…
yenisafak.com/en/world/qatars-emir-visit…

Turkey 'neutralizes' 2 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Turkish security forces "neutralized" two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday."Two PKK terrorists were neutralized in an air-back operation in Metina region of northern Iraq," the ministry said on Twitter adding that the operations will continue.Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq to plan cross-border terrorist attacks in Turkey.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan: NATO
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Two U.S. service members were killed and two others wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said in a statement on Saturday.The service members were conducting operations when their armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in an attack which was claimed by the Taliban.Despite a winter lull in fighting due to heavy snowfall in the mountains, where the Islamist Taliban typically rest and regroup ahead of their annual spring offensive, roadside bombs continue to hit Afghan forces and their foreign allies.A senior…
yenisafak.com/en/world/two-us-service-me…

Calm prevails in Tripoli as cease-fire takes effect
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Calm prevailed in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday as a cease-fire called by Turkey and Russia went into effect.The cease-fire took effect at 12 midnight local time [2200GMT] and the decision was celebrated with fireworks in the capital.On Saturday, forces loyal to Libya's renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar accepted a joint call by Turkey and Russia for a cease-fire and truce in the battle for Tripoli.Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari said in a video message that the forces accepted the cease-fire call but would harshly respond if violated.The cease-fire announcement came minutes after…
yenisafak.com/en/news/calm-prevails-in-t…

Turkey arrests 4 FETO-linked terror suspects
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
At least four suspected members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and three human smugglers were arrested in northwestern Turkey as they attempted to cross to Greece, security sources said on Sunday.According to a military source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking with the media, Turkish border guards made the arrests in Edirne province's border village of Doyran.FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup on July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-arrests-4-…

Turkey launches Operation Kapan-2 in country's south
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Turkey launched Operation Kapan-2 to eliminate terrorists in the country's south, the Interior Ministry announced on Sunday.The gendarmerie command launched the counter-terrorism operation in the rural area of Hatay province, the ministry said in a statement.A total of 623 security personnel, including gendarmerie and police forces, are taking part in the operation.So far, a three-room shelter and three depots have been identified and an improvised explosive device and a large quantity of daily use items have been destroyed.With Turkey ramping up its fight against terrorists, it launched on Saturday Operation KAP…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-launches-o…

Two killed as small aircraft crashes in Pakistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
A small aircraft on Sunday crashed in northeastern Pakistan killing two people including the pilot, an official said.The aircraft crashed near Sadiqabad area of Rahim Yar Khan district in Punjab province while it was spraying pesticides for locusts, Hassan Iqbal, a local police officer, told Anadolu Agency by phone.Two people including a pilot and an engineer of the Plant Protection Department were killed in the incident, he added.The crash apparently happened due to technical fault, he said.Swarms of locusts have headed to Pakistan in the last few months wreaking havoc to crops.
yenisafak.com/en/world/two-killed-as-sma…

Italian premier due to visit Turkey on Monday
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday will pay a working visit to Turkey on the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.In a statement, the Turkish Communications Directorate said the two leaders will discuss bilateral relations and steps that can be taken to improve cooperation between the two countries.In the meetings, the duo is expected to exchange views on current, regional and international developments, particularly on Libya.It will be Conte's first visit to Turkey after he took office in 2018.
yenisafak.com/en/world/italian-premier-d…

Russian figure skating duet Apollinariia Panfilova & Dmitry Rylov claim gold at 2020 Youth Olympics
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russian junior skaters Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov delivered a win for the national team at the 2020 Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland, claiming gold in the pairs event. | Panfilova and Rylov put on a flawless performance on Sunday, perfectly dealing with the technical elements, including two impeccably landed triple throws. | READ MORE: New rival for Zagitova and Medvedeva? Russian gymnast Alexandra Soldatova tries out figure skating elements | The duet received 127.47 points for thei…
rt.com/sport/478067-figure-skating-pairs…

Russian figure skating duo Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov claim gold at 2020 Youth Olympics (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russian junior skaters Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov delivered a win for the national team at the 2020 Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland, claiming gold in the pairs event. | Panfilova and Rylov put on a flawless performance on Sunday, perfectly dealing with the technical elements, including two impeccably landed triple throws. | READ MORE: New rival for Zagitova and Medvedeva? Russian gymnast Alexandra Soldatova tries out figure skating elements | The duet received 127.47 points for thei…
rt.com/sport/478067-figure-skating-pairs…

Russian figure skating duo Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov claim gold at 2020 Youth Olympics (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russian junior skaters Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov delivered a win for the national team at the 2020 Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland, claiming gold in the pairs event. | Panfilova and Rylov put on a flawless performance on Sunday, perfectly dealing with the technical elements, including two impeccably landed triple throws. | READ MORE: New rival for Zagitova and Medvedeva? Russian gymnast Alexandra Soldatova tries out figure skating elements | The duet received 127.47 points for thei…
rt.com/sport/478067-figure-skating-pairs…

Iran Reportedly Summons UK Envoy Over His Attendance at Anti-Government Rally
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
Earlier on Sunday, UK Ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire denied his taking part in Tehran protests that allegedly called for the prosecution of those responsible for the fatal mistake that led to the recent downing of the Ukrainian Airlines plane in the Iranian capital.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020011210780…

Three, Including Top Terrorist, Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in Kashmir – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's restive Kashmir region has witnessed considerably fewer incidents of violence since the federal government revoked Article 370 on 5 August 2019. However, there have been several shoot-outs between militants and security forces in Kashmir.
sputniknews.com/india/202001121078014332…

Report Reveals Why US Troops Suffered No Casualties During Iran Strike on American Bases in Iraq
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
Wednesday's Iranian missile attack on US military forces at the Ayn Al-Asad Air Base and a facility in Erbil in Iraq came in response to an American drone strike that killed a top Iranian general earlier this month.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020011210780…

Netanyahu Accuses Iran of Deliberately Lying About Downed Ukrainian Plane
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of deliberately misleading the world about true causes of Ukraine's Boeing 737 fatal crash as it knew but failed to say right away that the jetliner was shot down by the Iranian military by mistake.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020011210780…

Over Dozen People Killed in Afghanistan's Herat, Kandahar Due to Heavy Snowfall, Rains
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Excessive snow and rain downpour in Afghanistan's western province of Herat and southern province of Kandahar have resulted in 16 deaths due to roof collapses and other damage, Afghan media reported on Sunday.
sputniknews.com/asia/202001121078014592-…

Israel's Former Envoy to Poland: Poles Don't Want to Rewrite History but They Look at it Differently
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
Israel is caught in the middle of an ongoing squabble between Russia and Poland over who started World War II. But while the Poles have every right to claim they were victims, Warsaw shouldn't sweep under the rug its collaboration with the Nazis, believes a former diplomat.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202001121078014…

Canadian Authorities Issue Alert on 'Incident' at Nuclear Power Plant 'by Mistake'
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
The Pickering Nuclear Power Station is one of the world's oldest continuously operating nuclear power plants, and produces about 15 percent of Ontario's power.
sputniknews.com/world/202001121078015363…

Italian Vessel Travelling to GNA-Controlled Port in Libya Detained by Haftar's Forces
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
Earlier, the Libyan National Army warned marine traffic about using the ports of Misrata and Khoms, but the UN-backed Libyan government said that the cities were under their control and vessels could enter the ports unimpeded.
sputniknews.com/africa/20200112107801520…

How We Organized The Oakland Teachers Strike
Keith D. Brown, Ismael Armendariz, Chaz Garcia | zcomm.org | 2020-01-12
We organized a seven-day strike last February and March that united 3,000 Oakland public school educators with parents and community against a billionaire-backed school board…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-we-organized-t…

'Regime change is in the air': US establishment seeks to capitalize on Iranian protests… again
rt.com | 2020-01-12
The protests in Iran that followed Tehran's admission of its role in the downing of the Ukrainian passenger jet were met with an outpouring of support from Washington. But is it about Iranians, or regime change? | US officials and establishment figures certainly spared no effort as they went out of their way to show how much they supposedly admire the 'courage' of Iranians who took to the streets to vent their anger at the fact that a Ukrainian passenger jet, with many Iranians on board, was mistakenly shot down by Iran's military

Facebook 'thought police' censors pro-Iran posts 'to comply with US sanctions'… as Trump warns Tehran against censorship
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Facebook has admitted to selectively censoring pro-Iranian government Instagram posts about the murdered General Soleimani, as US President Donald Trump hypocritically championed free speech and warned Tehran against censorship. | Instagram has confirmed that they have been removing posts that voice support for Qassem Soleimani, with a Facebook spokesperson claiming that censorship is fully justified in order to comply with US sanctions. Instagram is one of the few social media platforms that is not blocked in Iran, and it is where many within the country went to fuel outrage over the US assassination strike i…
rt.com/news/478044-instagram-iran-trump-…

US sanctions will delay Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline but WON'T END IT, Polish PM admits
rt.com | 2020-01-12
The Polish prime minister has admitted that US sanctions will fail to torpedo the major Baltic Sea pipeline intended to supply Germany with Russian natural gas, and says he wishes the project had "never begun in the first place." | "I believe the US sanctions will delay the project but will not end it," Mateusz Morawiecki told German newspaper Die Welt in an interview. | Swiss-Dutch pipe-laying company Allseas stopped its work on the pipeline in December through fear of getting hit by the sanctions, which were adopted by the US earlier that month. | Morawiecki, whose government argues that the project will mak…
rt.com/news/478068-poland-pm-nord-stream…

Iran summons UK ambassador over his participation in 'illegal rally' following his arrest at anti-govt protest
rt.com | 2020-01-12
The UK envoy's detention during an anti-government rally in Tehran has sparked a diplomatic scandal. The envoy, summoned on Sunday by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, says he was at a "vigil" for victims of the Ukrainian plane crash. | "Today, Rob Macaire was summoned because of his unconventional behavior of attending an illegal rally on Saturday," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. It also demanded that the British government provide clarification on the matter. | The diplomat was briefly detained late on Saturday outside of Amirkabir University in Tehran, as part of a group of people attending a…
rt.com/news/478058-iran-summons-uk-ambas…

Iran summons UK ambassador over his participation in 'illegal rally' following his arrest at anti-govt protest
rt.com | 2020-01-12
The UK envoy's detention during an anti-government rally in Tehran has sparked a diplomatic scandal. The envoy, summoned on Sunday by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, says he was at a "vigil" for victims of the Ukrainian plane crash. | "Today, Rob Macaire was summoned because of his unconventional behavior of attending an illegal rally on Saturday," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. It also demanded that the British government provide clarification on the matter. | The diplomat was briefly detained late on Saturday outside of Amirkabir University in Tehran, as part of a group of people attending a…
rt.com/news/478058-iran-summons-uk-ambas…

China's smart supercities powered by 5G to become new growth engine
rt.com | 2020-01-12
The next phase of growth in China could come from developing smart supercities through 5G connectivity, smart grids, renewable energy and modern transportation, according to a report by Morgan Stanley. | It expects the country's urbanization ratio to grow from the current 60 percent to 75 percent by 2030, bringing in 220 million new city residents. | Morgan Stanley defines smart tech supercities as regional clusters of giant hubs surrounded by large satellite cities. | "In our view, China is poised to be a global leader in smart city and city cluster development," said Morgan Stanley's Chief China Economist Ro…
rt.com/business/475596-china-smart-super…

4 Iraqi Air Force servicemen injured as 8 rockets hit base housing US troops
rt.com | 2020-01-12
At least four Iraqi soldiers have been injured in mortar shelling targeting Al-Balad airbase housing American troops. The facility has become a frequent target of attacks in the wake of the US killing of a top Iranian commander. | At least eight 'Katyusha' rockets hit the base located some 80 kilometers north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the prime minister's office has confirmed. The rockets allegedly struck a runaway located inside the facility, military sources earlier told Reuters. | There have been no reports of any casualties among the US military personnel. No groups has so far claimed responsibility…
rt.com/news/478077-iraq-base-balad-hit-i…

Putin & Macron call for Iranian nuclear deal to be saved, urge US & Tehran to show restraint
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to take further efforts to keep the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA), in place. On Saturday German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed the same idea on her visit to Moscow. | Putin and Macron also called on all parties involved in the latest escalation of tensions between Iran and the US to show restraint. The two nations found themselves on the brink of military conflict after the US assassinated a top Iranian general, but have still avoided starting a war.
rt.com/newsline/478080-putin-macron-iran…

Trump's defense secretary admits he 'didn't see' evidence about Soleimani planning attacks against US embassies
rt.com | 2020-01-12
President Donald Trump warned that Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was planning "imminent" attacks against Americans, but his own defense secretary seems to be unable to back this claim. | Secretary of Defense Mark Esper revealed in a Sunday interview with 'Face the Nation' on CBS that he "didn't see" specific evidence that supported the president's claim that Soleimani was planning attacks on four US embassies, which Trump touted in a Friday interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham. | "The president said that he believed that there probably could have been attacks against additional embassies," Espe…
rt.com/usa/478078-trump-soleimani-esper-…

Iran's Foreign Ministry to provide consular assistance to relatives of Ukrainian jet downing victims
rt.com | 2020-01-12
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has created a special taskforce that will provide consular support to the relatives of those who perished in the Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 downing, spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday. | The jet, which primarily carried Iranian and Canadian nationals, went down outside Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 on board. Tehran acknowledged that it was shot down by the county's armed forces, which erroneously identified the passenger plane as an incoming cruise missile.
rt.com/newsline/478054-iran-ukrainian-bo…

Water polo drubbing: Russian women's team scores WHOPPING 31 GOALS against Slovakia at European Championship (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russia's women's water polo team started their campaign for an Olympic berth in style, destroying their Slovakian rivals 31-2 in the opening game of the 2020 European Championship in Budapest, Hungary. | The Russians netted a total of 14 unanswered goals during the first two quarters to ensure a dominant victory long before the match ended. | READ MORE: WATCH: South Korean water polo players shed tears of joy after scoring in 30-1 demolition by Russia | The Slovakian squad managed to score two consolation…
rt.com/sport/478073-water-polo-russia-sl…

Water polo drubbing: Russian women's team scores WHOPPING 31 GOALS against Slovakia at European Championship (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russia's women's water polo team started their campaign for an Olympic berth in style, destroying their Slovakian rivals 31-2 in the opening game of the 2020 European Championship in Budapest, Hungary. | The Russians netted a total of 14 unanswered goals during the first two quarters to ensure a dominant victory long before the match ended. | READ MORE: WATCH: South Korean water polo players shed tears of joy after scoring in 30-1 demolition by Russia | The Slovakian squad managed to score two consolation…
rt.com/sport/478073-water-polo-russia-sl…