2020-02-02: News Headlines

Max Elbaum (2020-02-02). Senate Conducts Another U.S. Trial Where Racism Decides the Outcome. zcomm.org It's no accident that on the same day the Senate voted not to hear any witnesses in its sham impeachment trial the Trump administration announced it was adding six countries, including Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, to its restrictive travel ban…

Barbara Ehrenreich (2020-02-02). Bernie Sanders and Why Socialism Should Be Fun. zcomm.org Interview on why Sanders is her choice for 2020, the joys of radical politics and why there's no time to wait on capitalism to solve the climate crisis…

Eoin Higgins (2020-02-02). Des Moines Register Cancels Gold-Standard Iowa Poll, Angering Bernie Supporters. theantimedia.com Bernie Sanders was expected to place first in the "gold standard" Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll, but the poll was shelved.

Andrew Korybko (2020-02-02). The Online Bomb Hoaxes Against Russia Are Clear Cases of Cyber Terrorism. globalresearch.ca Russians have been terrorized for the past several months by online bomb hoaxes spread throughout the country by anonymous email services based abroad, which represent a cutting-edge threat to the modern world's way of life and thus necessitates a concerted …

James Lamont (2020-02-02). Generals, Princes, and Black Snakes. dissidentvoice.org Damn The Man, Damn The Empire (January 16th) In 2012 Barack Obama was reelected following the disastrous US-led war on Libya that he began without approval from Congress, and two years after the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, without trial, inside a sovereign nation. In 2011 Obama also came out with this progressive chestnut: "Unlike …

teleSUR (2020-02-02). Bolivia's Right Fails To Create A Unified Coalition Against MAS. telesurenglish.net Right-wing parties in Bolivia have failed to create a unified bloc to contest former president Evo Morales' party Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) in the upcoming general election in May. | RELATED: | During a meeting promoted by the Pro Santa Cruz Committee, presidential candidates from the right recognized that it will be difficult to reach an agreement in order to face MAS in the next election. | Among them we…

Staff (2020-02-02). Is Your Rep Invested in Fossil Fuels? truthout.org This article was produced by At least 100 members of the House of Representatives and their spouses own fossil fuel company stocks or mutual funds despite the conflicts of interest the investments pose for addressing climate change. | Use the interactive map below to see if your represen…

The Canary (2020-02-02). Johnson's government must get its 'house in order' ahead of crucial climate talks. thecanary.co The eyes of the world will be on the UK — and its efforts to end its contribution to the global climate crisis — as it gears up to host crucial climate talks in Glasgow. | The meeting in November is the most important set of UN climate talks since the Paris Agreement to curb global warming was secured in 2015. | Under the Paris Agreement, this year countries are expected to deliver more ambitious domestic plans for cutting greenhouse gases by 2030 — as current proposals are not enough to prevent dangerous temperature rises. | Pressure is also on countries to set out long-term plans for cutting e…

teleSUR (2020-02-02). China Completes Emergency Hospital in 9 Days For Virus Outbreak. telesurenglish.net China completed Sunday work on the emergency Huoshenshan Hospital, set up to tackle the new coronavirus outbreak in its epicenter in Wuhan. | RELATED: | The 1,000-bed hospital, which has an area of 34,000 square meters, was officially delivered to military medics, as about 1,400 medical staff from the armed forces have been tasked with treating patients in Huoshenshan Hospital starting Monday. The hospital was built in record-time as cons…

teleSUR (2020-02-02). First Coronavirus Death Reported Outside of China. telesurenglish.net The first Coronavirus-related death outside of China has been reported by the Philippines Department of Health on Sunday, raising the death toll to 305 since the start of the new year. | According to the Philippines Department of Health, a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan, the city with the largest number of Coronavirus cases, died on Saturday due to the illness. | The Chinese man was rushed to a hospital in the city of Manila, where he later succumbed to the virus, the Philippines Department of Health said in their statement. | Some 304 people have died in China, the country's National Health Commission s…

Staff (2020-02-02). The Green New Deal Could Revolutionize Theater. truthout.org The most recent

teleSUR (2020-02-02). High-Ranking EU Official to Visit Iran Amid Increased Tensions. telesurenglish.net Josep Borrell, EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, will visit Iran on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi announced on Sunday. | Borrell will visit the Iranian capital for the first time after taking office in December 2019 amid escalating disputes over Tehran's nuclear program. | He is scheduled to hold meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other senior Iranian officials during his trip. | On January 16, Borrell met with Zarif on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, India. During the meeting, Zarif urged the European c…

Staff (2020-02-02). Decolonization Is Essential to Successfully Resist Extractivism. truthout.org "Colonialism, imperialism, and racial capitalism are impacting people across the globe, both historically and in the contemporary moment," write Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon, editors of

teleSUR (2020-02-02). Iraqi Students Protest Against Designation of New PM Allawi. telesurenglish.net Iraqi university students took to the streets in cities across the country Sunday to protest the appointment of Mohammed Allawi as the next Prime Minister. | RELATED: | Hundreds of university students along with other anti-government protesters in Baghdad, Najaf, and Nasiriya reject the election of Allawi, whom they accuse of belonging to the same political establishment that has failed them. | The 65-year-old…

teleSUR (2020-02-02). Maduro Commemorates 21st Anniversary of Chavez's Inauguration. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro commemorated on Sunday the 21st anniversary of the first inauguration of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chávez, as president of the South American nation. | RELATED: | "On February 2 (1999), Comandante Chávez swore by the mandate of the people to transform Venezuela into a free and sovereign homeland," Maduro tweeted on Sunday. | During the swearing in as head of state, Chavez said he would…

The Canary (2020-02-02). Joker star Joaquin Phoenix makes plea for people to go vegan. thecanary.co Oscar and Bafta nominee Joaquin Phoenix has made a plea for people to "go vegan" as he led an animal equality protest in central London.The Hollywood A-lister used his pulling power to gather a group of activists for a protest where he dropped a 390-square foot banner from Tower Bridge which declared: "Factory farming is destroying our planet. Go vegan."He made the call for people to break away from animal products ahead of Sunday's Bafta award ceremony, where he is in the running for the best lead actor prize for his starring role in Joker.Animal Equality protesters unfurl a banner on Tower Bridge (Victoria Jone…

Geri Spieler (2020-02-02). Doctors Are Failing Women With Eating Disorders. truthdig.com "Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America" | Rebecca Lester's book "Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America," attempts to cover the medical communities' Herculean efforts to cure a wide range of eating disorders. The book focuses on the complicated relationship between the attempts to treat those who suffer from eating disorders and the apparent failure of the system to heal them. And at its heart, Lester writes, "It is critical to understand that eating…

teleSUR (2020-02-02). Israeli Army Bombs Hamas Targets in Northern Gaza. telesurenglish.net Israeli fighter planes launched attacks during the early hours on Sunday against alleged positions of the Islamic Resistance Movement ( Hamas ) in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, with no reports of casualties. | RELATED: | The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced that the bombings occurred in response to several missiles fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli occupied territories. | "In response to projectiles and incen…

Staff (2020-02-02). China Gives Financial Markets $173 Billion Virus Shot. truthdig.com BEIJING—China's central bank announced plans Sunday to inject 1.2 trillion yuan ($173 billion) into the economy to cushion the shock to financial markets from the outbreak of a new virus when trading resumes on Monday after a prolonged Lunar New Year holiday. | The People's Bank of China announced several measures over the weekend aimed at stabilizing the economy as the impact of the virus spreads with cancelled flights, stepped up quarantines and other controls. | Beijing extended the usual week-long holiday by three days but markets are due to reopen Monday and many expect they will drop sharply. Elsewher…

teleSUR (2020-02-02). France to Send 600 Additional Troops to African Sahel Region. telesurenglish.net French forces deployed to the Barkhane Operation in the West African Sahel region will be increased from 4,500 to 5,100 soldiers, by the end of February, the French government said Sunday. | RELATED: | "This is a major effort for the French Armed Forces: most of the reinforcements will be deployed in the so-called "three borders" zone between Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger," Defence Minister Florence Parly said in a statement. | Rebel groups have been inc…

The Canary (2020-02-02). Descendants of extinct tortoise species found in Galapagos. thecanary.co Conservationists working around the largest volcano on the Galapagos Islands say they have found 30 giant tortoises partially descended from two extinct species, including that of the famed Lonesome George. | The Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Conservancy said that a young female has a direct line of descent from the Chelonoidis abingdonii species of Pinta Island. | The last of those tortoises was Lonesome George, who died in June 2012 and was believed to be more than 100 years old. | Another 11 males and 18 females were from the Chelonoidis niger line of Floreana Island. | The 45-member expedition was wor…

Middle East Eye (2020-02-02). Palestinian Authority Cuts All Ties With the US and Israel. theantimedia.com Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced that "that there will be no relations at all" with Israel and the United States.

Middle East Eye (2020-02-02). Palestinian Authority Cuts All Ties With US, Israel. theantimedia.com Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced that "that there will be no relations at all" with Israel and the United States.

Heather Cottin (2020-02-02). Early Industrial Capitalism in the United States: Oppression, Expansionism and Internal Contradictions. globalresearch.ca In the period from 1820 to the Civil War the great profits which the New England factory owners accrued were dependent upon the fact that the owners paid women half of men's wages, though they worked as hard and as …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-02-02). Paranoid Groundings and Technocratic States: Hillary Clinton versus Mark Zuckerberg. globalresearch.ca It is another one of those contests and disagreements where the contestants should all loose, or at the very least, be subjected to a torturous stalemate. Hillary Clinton remains the nasty sprinkle on the Democratic Party in the United States, …

Staff (2020-02-02). Trump's New Commission Looks Like a Platform for Pro-Police Propaganda. truthout.org On January 22, Attorney General William Barr swore in 18 members of a White House commission on policing. | Comprised entirely of law enforcement officials, the commission claims it will study how to "make American law enforcement the most trusted and effective guardians of our communities." | Amid historic low crime rates and a protracted national struggle against the violence of everyday policing, commission members will study subjects such as how to expand and strengthen police forces, how to mod…

Staff (2020-02-02). Voting Trump Out Isn't Enough — We Must Organize to Build a Better Future. truthout.org If we don't want to see a repeat (or worse) of the 2016 elections in 2020, we must organize the South. The real way change happens is through visionary and effective social movements working outside the political party apparatus. Building social movements is a steady, slow process that requires investment, resources and a clear-eyed, historical understanding of race, the South and the power of collective action. To transform the landscape and build a better future, we have to realize that just voti…

Staff (2020-02-02). Nearly Eight Thousand Hospital Workers Strike in Seattle. truthout.org This article first appeared at After nine months of fruitless negotiations, 8,000 hospital workers in the Swedish Medical Center chain in Seattle walked out January 28 on a three-day strike. | The strikers include everyone from nurses and medical assistants to orderlies and janitors. They are represented by SEIU 1199NW. | The strike was over unfair labor practices. The union alleges that Swedish management has fired workers for union activity and has failed to…

teleSUR (2020-02-02). London Police Shoot Man Dead After Multiple Stabbings. telesurenglish.net Police shot a man dead on a busy south London street on Sunday after three people were wounded, one critically, in a stabbing attack that police called terrorism-related. | RELATED: | Some witnesses said the man had been armed with a machete. One described him as wearing silver canisters on his chest. | The London ambulance service said three people were wounded and had been taken to hospital after the attack in Streatham, a resi…

teleSUR (2020-02-02). Australia's Capital Lifts State of Emergency as Fires Subside. telesurenglish.net Wildfires that threatened Australia's capital, Canberra, over the weekend have been brought under control as containment lines held and hot and windy conditions eased, prompting authorities to lift a state of emergency. | RELATED: | While the fire in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has spread to more than 55,000 hectares (136,000 acres), close to a quarter of the territory's entire landmass, the heat fuelling the danger…

teleSUR (2020-02-02). Left-Wing Sinn Fein Surges in Poll Ahead of Irish Election. telesurenglish.net The latest election ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äãpoll in Ireland showed Sunday a surge in support for left-wing party Sinn Fein, placing it for the first time in the country's history, neck and neck with the main opposition party. | RELATED: | According to the Business Post/Red C poll, Sinn Fein holds 24 percent of the electo…

RT (2020-02-02). 'Complete contentment and happiness': Groundbreaking study finds death is a EUPHORIC experience. rt.com It may be many people's greatest fear, but a revolutionary new study has found that dying is actually a blissful and euphoric experience that makes people not want to come back to life. | People who momentarily depart their mortal coil before being revived are left with positive perceptions of what it's like to pass away, according to a groundbreaking new study. | The researchers used artificial intelligence to mine a treasure trove of 158 written testimonies from people who had near-death experiences and found that positive words like 'see' and 'light' are used far more frequently than negative ones like 'fea…

RT (2020-02-02). Trump's 'deal of the century' contradicts UN resolutions – Kremlin. rt.com Moscow doubts the viability of the new peace plan for the Middle East recently unveiled by Donald Trump, as it is incompatible with UN decisions on the matter and does not sit well with the Arab world. | "It's plain enough that some of this plan's provisions do not fully correspond to the relevant resolutions by the UN Security Council," presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Rossiya-1 channel. | His remarks appear to be the Kremlin's first official response to the US proposal. | "We see the reaction of the Palestinians, we see the reaction of a number of Arab states that are rejecting this plan in solidari…

RT (2020-02-02). Time to juggle the groceries: Looming paper bag shortage shows you can't save the planet by banning plastic ones. rt.com The plastic bag has become anathema to the effort of saving Mother Nature from humans' toxic ways. But humans are now being blindsided by a shortage of paper bags — which have proven to be an even worse alternative. | With the old-fashioned single-use plastic bags sent to an extinction rebellion fiery hell, we are being told that the only way forward is recycling, and using environmentally-friendly alternatives made of paper, cotton, polyester or other suitable materials. | Seventy-four countries have banned single-use plastic bags made from low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic with varying degrees of…

RT (2020-02-02). Viral defense: US military in S. Korea to quarantine troops returning from epidemic-hit China. rt.com Fearing that the novel coronavirus outbreak could harm military readiness, the US Forces Korea (USFK) has encouraged members who traveled to China to isolate themselves for a period of two weeks. | "USFK has instituted a 14-day self-quarantine for US service members returning from mainland China to South Korea on or after January 19, effective Sunday, February 2 at noon," it said in a statement released on Sunday. The measure is also "highly encouraged" for family members, DoD civilians, and contractors. | Meanwhile, the force said it's unaware of any American troops who traveled to the worst-affected province…

RT (2020-02-02). China's central bank pumps $173bn into economy to heal damage from coronavirus outbreak. rt.com The People's Bank of China (PBOC) will allocate a hefty sum to stabilize the currency market and ensure there is enough liquidity in the country's financial institutions, which remain thwarted by the sweeping coronavirus epidemic. | PBOC has That money will arr…

RT (2020-02-02). 300+ Indians brought home on board another special-purpose Wuhan flight as New Delhi confirms 2nd coronavirus case. rt.com An Air India flight carrying 323 Indians and seven Maldivians from coronavirus-stricken Wuhan touched down in New Delhi on Sunday morning. It's the second time Indian citizens were airlifted from China since the outbreak. | "The second flight from #Wuhan has just landed in #Delhi. We wish all those on board good health in the days ahead," tweeted Vikram Misri, Indian ambassador to China, extending gratitude to Beijing for greenlighting the evacuation. | It was the second time an Air India Boeing 747 has flown to the Chinese city at the epicenter of the deadly outbreak to rescue stranded Indians, many of whom a…

RT (2020-02-02). Pakistani students should NOT be evacuated from Wuhan as China has better medical facilities — envoy. rt.com Pakistani envoy to China said that local hospitals are better equipped to treat the deadly coronavirus, and therefore, unlike some other countries, Islamabad will not be evacuating its students amid the outbreak. | Pakistan's hospitals "do not meet the standards required to treat a patient diagnosed with coronavirus," Naghmana Hashmi said on Sunday, as cited by local outlet Geo News. | China, on the other hand, has "the best medical facilities to handle the patients suffering from the disease," the envoy stated. Hashmi said that Islamabad is working closely with Chinese officials to ensure that Pakistani stude…

RT (2020-02-02). First lethal case outside China: WHO confirms death of coronavirus patient in Philippines. rt.com A man has died in the Philippines after testing positive for coronavirus, becoming the first lethal case of the outbreak outside China. The deceased recently returned from Wuhan, the center of the crisis. | The 44-year-old man died on Saturday after losing his battle with the deadly virus, which has claimed the lives of 304 people in China. The man, a resident of Wuhan, was admitted to a local hospital after displaying flu-like symptoms such as a cough and sore throat, the World Health Organization said. | Dr Rabi Abeyasinghe, WHO representative in the Philippines, confirmed at a press briefing on Saturday tha…

RT (2020-02-02). China's first 1,000-bed hospital to treat coronavirus patients built within DAYS (VIDEO). rt.com A hospital built specifically to treat those infected with coronavirus is set to open in Wuhan, China. Astonishingly, the large medical facility was constructed in less than two weeks. | The 25,000-square-meter Huoshenshan Hospital, one of two new facilities commissioned in response to the coronavirus outbreak, is scheduled to begin operations on Monday. | The hospital is something of a marvel of engineering, with construction having begun a little more than a week ago. Diggers were photographed on January 24 clearing the ground where the hospital now sits. | An aerial time-lapse of the construction project…

RT (2020-02-02). Ecuador's Moreno backpedals after suggesting women only report harassment by 'UGLY people'. rt.com Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has been targeted by Twitter's warriors after claiming that women only accuse unattractive men of harassment. His defenders suggested that those furious apparently totally lack sense of humor. | "That is to say, it is 'harassment' when it comes from an ugly person," Moreno told a conference in Ecuador's second-largest city, Guayaquil, apparently oblivious to the tweet-storm he was about to unleash upon himself. "But if the person is good looking… they usually do not think it is harassment." | He also suggested that men are constantly at risk of being falsely accused of haras…

RT (2020-02-02). Ecuador's Moreno showered with online anger after claiming women only report harassment by 'UGLY people'. rt.com Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has been targeted by Twitter's warriors after claiming that women only accuse unattractive men of harassment. His defenders suggested that those furious apparently totally lack sense of humor. | "That is to say, it is 'harassment' when it comes from an ugly person," Moreno told a conference in Ecuador's second-largest city, Guayaquil, oblivious to the tweet-storm he was about to unleash upon himself. "But if the person is good looking… they usually do not think it is harassment." | He also suggested that men are constantly at risk of being falsely accused of harassment by wo…

RT (2020-02-02). Top official in PM Modi's party says 'entire world' believes 'only' India can mediate & resolve US-Iran conflict. rt.com The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, a prominent member of Indian PM Narendra Modi's party, has suggested that the world is waiting for New Delhi to step into the row and reduce the tension between the US and Iran. | Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was speaking at a campaign rally in Rohini, to the northwest of New Delhi, on Saturday. He argued that the time when the US acted as a mediator in international disputes has long gone, and it's now time for India, which has become a major world power, to fill the void. | "Earlier, when small nations sparred over various issues, the United States would jump in," Adity…

RT (2020-02-02). At least 4 injured in grenade attack in India-controlled Kashmir, including civilians and military personnel. rt.com Four people, including two security personnel and two civilians, have been wounded in a grenade attack in Srinagar, the largest city in India-controlled Jammu and Kashmir, local police said. | Unidentified militants reportedly targeted a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) patrol in the city, wounding two officers as well as two bystanders. A CRPF spokesperson told local media that those injured were transported to a hospital to receive treatment. | The explosion reportedly caused panic among bystanders who were shopping at a weekly flea market. Security forces have cordoned off the area. | Also on rt.com

RT (2020-02-02). France to send 600 more troops to Africa's Sahel as frustration on the ground grows & allies cut back participation. rt.com Paris will deploy an additional 600 soldiers to fight jihadists in Africa while also facing challenges in getting allies on board with its combat mission in the Sahel region. | With these additional troops, the number of French soldiers stationed in the region south of the Sahara Desert will increase to 5,100 by the end of February, Defense Minister Florence Parly said in a statement on Sunday. The move is set to strengthen the forces involved in the Paris-led Operation Barkhane, targeted against diverse jihadist groups, like the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS), which is linked to Islamic State (…

RT (2020-02-02). Russian cruise line offers Arctic voyages along the Northern Sea Route. rt.com Cruises along the Northern Sea Route, as well as trips to Antarctica, will be available to travelers starting from 2021, Russian cruise line Vodohod has announced. | "We have big plans for 2020. We are launching an expedition tour along the Yenisei [river — Ed.] on board the Maxim Gorky vessel, and I believe many people are aware of it already," Vodohod representative Igor Yasinsky said. | | © Facebook / Vodohod | He added that cruises along the Northern Sea Route and around Franz Josef Land will be served from 2021 during the summer period. "After that, the vessel will go to Antarctica, and from 2…

RT (2020-02-02). 'Speak French… my a**!': Neymar in heated row with match officials after PSG star 'booked for showboating' (VIDEO). rt.com Paris Saint-Germain ace Neymar clashed with officials during his team's 5-0 win against Montpellier on Saturday, after the Brazilian forward vented his anger at appearing to be booked for showboating against the opposition. | In a first-half incident at the Parc des Princes, Neymar attempted to pull off a 'rainbow' flick over the heads of two Montpellier players while neat the touchline. | The ball went out of play, although referee Jérôme Brisard then called him over, appearing to reprimanding him for showing off. | As the pair argued, Brisard then brandished a yellow card at the Brazilian. | Ney…

RT (2020-02-02). US-China oil deal dictated by a market that hates it. rt.com The 'big beautiful monster' Phase One trade deal between the United States and China may end up being truly beautiful for US exports on paper only—at least as far as energy is concerned. | Analysts have largely concurred that the Chinese promise to buy additional $52.4 billion worth of US energy products in 2020 and 2021 on top of the 2017 levels of Chinese energy imports is most likely unachievable, even if China intends to fulfill all its pledges in the deal. | Just read the fine print in the phase-one deal, which could undermine the promise of a US energy export boom to China. | "The Parties acknowled…

RT (2020-02-02). Huawei tops list of global 5G smartphone suppliers. rt.com Demand for 5G smartphones has been growing with shipments of 19 million units last year, the latest report by research firm Strategy Analytics shows. | "Fierce vendor competition in China and heavy carrier subsidies across South Korea have been the main drivers of 5G demand," according to the Chinese telecom giant Huawei…

RT (2020-02-02). Two people stabbed, police shoot knifeman in London 'terrorist-related incident'. rt.com London police have shot a man dead in the city's Streatham area in a "terrorist" incident. Two people have been stabbed, and the incident has been described as "Islamist-related." | Armed police officers descended on the London suburb of Streatham on Sunday afternoon, and shot a knife-wielding criminal dead. | The Metropolitan Police said on Twitter that the perpetrator stabbed and injured two people, and that the incident has been declared "terrorist-related." Police later clarified that the incident was "part of a proactive Counter Terrorism operation," and that the stabbing attack was likely "Islamist-re…

RT (2020-02-02). London Bridge 2.0? As police confirm London stabbing Islamist-related, report claims attacker was ALSO on police watch-list. rt.com The suspected terrorist shot dead by the law enforcement in the London suburb of Streatham was on a police watch-list when he stabbed two people, and was recently released from prison early. according to a Sky News report. | The knifeman who stabbed and injured two people — one seriously — in Streatham on Sunday was "under active police surveillance at the time of the incident," Sky News' security correspondent Sky later added that the man had been released from prison in recent days, aft…

RT (2020-02-02). VIDEO footage shows London police respond to 'terrorist' incident after shooting suspect dead. rt.com Armed police units have descended on the London suburb of Streatham, after a knife-wielding terror suspect stabbed and injured two people. Video footage shows the moments after the attack and the scale of the response. | London's Metropolitan Police say they shot a suspected terrorist dead on a shopping street in Streatham on Sunday afternoon, after he stabbed two people. Video footage shared on social media shows officers aiming their weapons at the man's lifeless body, which they later said was strapped with a "hoax device." | The two victims were taken to hospital, with one described as suffering | Polic…

Tom Coburg (2020-02-02). Brexit-fuelled nationalism is only one step removed from fascism. It has to be confronted. Now. thecanary.co A poster, put up in a block of flats, told residents "we do not tolerate" people speaking languages other than English. A sign bearing the title "Happy Brexit Day" was found stuck to fire doors on Winchester Tower in Norwich on 31 January. The discovery came hours before the UK officially left the European Union. | But this is only one such incident in a climate of Brexit influenced: | Addressing Winchester Tower residents,…

Johanna Ross (2020-02-02). Brexit? What Brexit? Anti-Climax as Britain Leaves EU. globalresearch.ca It's January 31st and Brexit is upon us. The day many thought would never come is finally here. But far from the pomp and circumstance that could have been expected from No.10, the affair itself looks pretty low-key. Ironically, after …

Staff (2020-02-02). 5 Spray Planes Trying to Save Kenya From Billions of Locusts. truthdig.com The voracious insects have swept in from Somalia and Ethiopia to threaten other East African nations — and they're breeding fast.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-02-02). Climate Groups Target JPMorgan Chase "Money Pipeline" indybay.org Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area and climate activists in SF financial district demonstration…

RejectTheCoverup (2020-02-02). Reject the Coverup! Protest of Trump Impeachment Coverup in Napa. indybay.org Veterans Park, 3rd St. and Main St., Napa, CA 94558…

RejectTheCoverup (2020-02-02). Reject the Coverup! San Francisco Protest Against Sham Impeachment Trial. indybay.org Cable Car Turnaround at Powell & Market , 1 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102…

RejectTheCoverup (2020-02-02). Reject the Coverup! Protest of Trump Impeachment Coverup in Hollister. indybay.org Intersection of 4th & San Benito Streets, Downtown Hollister, CA 95023…

RejectTheCoverup (2020-02-02). Reject the Coverup! Impeachment Coverup Protest in Palo Alto. indybay.org Lytton Plaza, 220 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301…

RejectTheCoverup (2020-02-02). Reject the Coverup! Nationwide Protests Against the Trump Impeachment Coverup. indybay.org Around the San Francisco Bay Area, throughout California, and across the USA…

Families Belong Together and others (2020-02-02). Reject the Coverup! Protest of Trump Impeachment Coverup in San Jose. indybay.org Intersection of Stevens Creek Blvd and N. Winchester Blvd (by Santana Row and Valley Fair Mall), border of San Jose & Santa Clara in the South Bay…

yenisafak (2020-02-02). Russia questions feasibility of US peace plan for Middle East. yenisafak.com A Middle East peace plan presented by U.S. President Donald Trump contravenes several United Nations resolutions, Russian news agencies cited a Kremlin spokesman as saying on Sunday, questioning the plan's feasibility.The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the United States and Israel, including those relating to security, after rejecting the Middle East peace plan put forward by Trump."We see the reaction from the Palestinians, we see the reaction of a wide range of Arab states which have sided with the Palestinians in rejecting the plan. This, obviously, makes one think about its feasibility," Dmitry P…

Fight Back (2020-02-02). Minneapolis protests anti Palestine "Deal of Century," racist travel bans. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On January 31, 40 people protested at the Minneapolis Federal Building to stand in solidarity with Palestine. The MN Anti-War Committee and Women Against Military Madness called this emergency response protest after President Trump's announcement of his 'peace' plan which he wants to impose on Palestine. The protest's message was clear: the "Deal of the Century" proposed by Trump and Netanyahu is a sham and part of an expanding apartheid against the Palestinian people. There can be no deal without the Palestinian right to return, the Palestinian right to exist, and the return of Jerusalem to Pal…

David Hearst (2020-02-02). Palestinians Have Only One Option Left: Stay and Fight. globalresearch.ca An elephant trap has for years now laid in the path of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's It was the demographic fact that, in that …

Staff (2020-02-02). In Wake of Trump-Netanyahu Proposal, Palestinian Authority Cuts Ties With US. truthout.org The Palestinian Authority, which governs the occupied West Bank, announced on Saturday that it would act immediately to cut ties with the U.S. after President Donald Trump unveiled a so-called peace plan that effectively allows Israel carte blanche to continue the occupation and theft of Palestinian land. | "We've informed the Israeli side … that there will be no relations at all with them and the United States including security ties," Authority president Mahmoud Abbas told members of the A…

yenisafak (2020-02-02). Over 150 Afghan forces, civilians killed in January. yenisafak.com There was no respite in violence amid the harsh Afghan winter in January leaving around 120 security forces, more than 60 civilians and a lot more insurgents killed.Figures compiled by Anadolu Agency suggest the unabated conflict raged on in high tempo despite heavy snow during the first month of 2020.Kunduz: Flashpoint in north Bordering Tajikistan, Afghanistan's restive northern Kunduz province remained one of the deadliest in the country.The last week of January proved deadliest for the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces as the Taliban stormed Kunduz and nearby Baghlan province in the north and Uruzga…

yenisafak (2020-02-02). Iraq bans entry of foreigners coming from China over coronavirus fears. yenisafak.com Iraq has banned the entry of all foreigners coming from China over fears about the coronavirus outbreak, the interior ministry said on Sunday.China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) is a top investor in Iraqi oil while the Chinese state-run CNOOC Ltd works at the Maysan oilfield in southeast Iraq.

yenisafak (2020-02-02). 'Please take my daughter': Mother of girl with cancer pleads at virus blockade. yenisafak.com Hours ticked by on Saturday as 50-year-old Lu Yuejin struggled to get past the police checkpoint on the bridge over the Yangtze river and out of Hubei province, which is on virtual lockdown as China scrambles to control a coronavirus outbreak.Lu, a farmer from a village on the Hubei province side of the bridge, was trying to gain passage for her daughter, 26-year-old Hu Ping, who has leukaemia. She has been unable to receive a second round of chemotherapy treatment in the overwhelmed hospitals of provincial capital Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus outbreak."My daughter needs to go to hospital in Jiujiang," she s…

yenisafak (2020-02-02). Turkey, Pakistan condole China coronavirus deaths. yenisafak.com Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Russia extended condolences to China over the loss of lives caused by the deadly coronavirus in the country, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.According to the ministry, the foreign ministers of Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Russia talked to their Chinese counterpart on the phone and expressed condolences over the death of more than 300 people from the novel coronavirus epidemic."State Councilor Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a telephone call with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Cavusoglu expressed condolences and sympathy to those who passed away due to the novel c…

yenisafak (2020-02-02). Bangladesh suspends visa on arrival for China. yenisafak.com Bangladesh on Sunday suspended the visa on arrival for Chinese citizens for an indefinite period amid coronavirus outbreak, the country's foreign minister said.The announcement by Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen came during a news conference in the capital Dhaka.The Chinese citizens working in Bangladesh have also been instructed not to leave the country for at least one month, Momen told reporters."Last night [Saturday] we held an emergency meeting and took the decision of not issuing any on-arrival visa for Chinese citizens until the risk of coronavirus turns to normal," he said.The Chinese citizens who wish t…

yenisafak (2020-02-02). Indonesia to stop flights to and from China amid coronavirus epidemic. yenisafak.com Indonesia will temporarily stop flights to and from mainland China starting Wednesday and bar visitors who have been in China for 14 days from entering or transiting in the Southeast Asian country, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Sunday.The government will stop a policy to give free visa to Chinese nationals and also stop issuing visas on arrival for those who live in mainland China, she said, asking Indonesians not to travel to China amid the coronavirus epidemic.

yenisafak (2020-02-02). Formula E calls off Sanya race due to coronavirus. yenisafak.com The all-electric Formula E motor racing series has abandoned plans for a race in the Chinese city of Sanya next month because of the coronavirus epidemic.The sport will continue to work with its regional partner and local authorities to study the viability of potential alternative dates should the situation improve, the Formule E and FIA governing bodies said in statements on Sunday.The race had been scheduled for March 21 in the coastal resort in Hainan province.The outbreak of the flu-like virus has killed more than 300 people and infected more than 14,000 in China after it first emerged in Wuhan in Hubei provi…

yenisafak (2020-02-02). 17 militants killed in Kashmir in January 2020. yenisafak.com At least 17 militants and two security personnel have been killed in eight encounters in Indian-administered Kashmir in January.Vijay Kumar, the police inspector general for the Kashmir region, told Anadolu Agency the militants killed include top commanders of the Jaish outfit.Since Aug. 5, 2019, when the Narenda Modi government stripped the Jammu and Kashmir region of its semi-autonomous status, 10 encounters were reported across Kashmir in which 20 militants were killed but in January, eight encounters have already taken place which experts predict happened because communication lines eased and tracking militan…

yenisafak (2020-02-02). Turkey to attend OIC meeting in Saudi Arabia on Monday. yenisafak.com Turkey will attend the meeting of Executive Committee Ministerial on Monday, which will be held by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia to discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the country's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will take part in "the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Emergency Open-Ended Executive Committee Ministerial Meeting to be held in Jeddah on 3 February 2020 upon the request of the State of Palestine in order to discuss the most recent developments with regard to Israeli-Palestinian conflict," the statement said.On the sideline…

yenisafak (2020-02-02). French defense ministry to send 600 more troops to Africa's Sahel. yenisafak.com France will deploy 600 more soldiers in the fight against Islamists militants in Africa's Sahel, south of the Sahara, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Sunday.The reinforcements would mostly be sent to the area between Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, Parly said in a statement. Another part would join the G5 Sahel forces.France has about 4,500 troops already operating in the region.

yenisafak (2020-02-02). Eight soldiers killed in al-Shabaab attack in Somalia. yenisafak.com Hassan Ibrahim, a military official in the region, told Anadolu Agency over the phone that the main attack took place at AMISOM and SNA base in the vicinity of Qalimow in the region."The terrorist group al-Shabaab attacked our base in Qalimow on Sunday morning. Eight soldiers were killed, more than 13 others wounded but we have killed more than 10 al-Shabaab militants," Ibrahim said.The group also attacked several other observation points with mortar shells, he said, adding that they did not know how many people were killed or wounded.Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for th…

sputniknews (2020-02-02). Coronavirus Impact: India Suspends E-Visa for Chinese Citizens, Foreigners Living in China. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): As the death toll in the coronavirus outbreak continued to mount in Wuhan, the capital of central China's Hubei Province, India began evacuating its citizens from the sprawling city. With a second batch landing in New Delhi on Sunday, India has evacuated over 600 people from the region so far.

sputniknews (2020-02-02). No Meat, Just Cow Urine and Dung: Indian Spiritual 'Scientists' Have 'Treatment' for Coronavirus. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, which has claimed the lives 300 people and counting, India's federal AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy) Ministry and "spiritual scientists" have been suggesting measures to prevent a similar outbreak in India.

sputniknews (2020-02-02). Apocalypse Not Now: Malaysian Government Says Coronavirus Doesn't Turn People Into Zombies. sputniknews.com The death toll from the coronavirus has climbed to beyond 323 people in China with the first casualty outside the country reported in the Philippines. Cases of infection have also been registered in over 20 countries across the globe.

sputniknews (2020-02-02). Florida Enhances Security Prior to Super Bowl 54 Amid Concerns Over Coronavirus, Terrorist Attack. sputniknews.com Later today, sports fans will be witnessing the much-anticipated 54th Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

sputniknews (2020-02-02). At Least Four Injured in Grenade Attack on Troops in Indian-Administered Kashmir. sputniknews.com Jammu and Kashmir has been kept behind a heightened security cordon ever since a suicide bomber from the terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) attacked a convoy of troops in Pulwama in February 2019, killing over 40 soldiers.

sputniknews (2020-02-02). Iran's Revolutionary Guards Claim US Troops' 'Brain Injuries' Toll a 'Metaphor' for Deaths – Reports. sputniknews.com Following the strike on two US military outposts in retaliation for the Trump-commissioned killing of General Qasem Soleimani, POTUS reported no losses, with the Pentagon eventually saying 64 service personnel sustained what he referred to as "brain injuries".

sputniknews (2020-02-02). Vivid Colours of Russia's Arctic Night: Mother Nature Displays Magnificent Northern Lights. sputniknews.com In ancient times, the northern lights filled people with fear, making them come up with odd legends. Later on, scientists not only found the cause of the occurrence but managed to forecast it and travel agencies have even started organising tours to show tourists nature's magical phenomenon.

sputniknews (2020-02-02). At Least 200 Turkish Military Vehicles Cross Syrian Border – Reports. sputniknews.com The situation in the region remains tense, as the Syrian Arab Army continues its campaign against jihadists in Idlib Province, the last big stronghold of anti-government militants in the country.

sputniknews (2020-02-02). 'It's Going to P**s Off a Lot of People': Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's 'New Approach'. sputniknews.com Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently received criticism from some of America's most outspoken figures, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire activist George Soros, who accused the tech billionaire of indirectly assisting Donald Trump get re-elected as a result of the platform's policies.

sputniknews (2020-02-02). UAE Foreign Minister Slams Turkey's 'Colonial Illusions' Over Erdogan's Criticism of Gulf States. sputniknews.com Previously, the Turkish president lambasted Arab states for not criticising Donald Trump's "deal of the century" to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Erdogan argued that the plan would amount to stealing Palestinian land if it is implemented.

sputniknews (2020-02-02). France Will Send 600 Additional Troops to Africa's Sahel – Defence Ministry. sputniknews.com Paris is engaged in Operation Barkhane, fighting terrorists in the Sahara and the Sahel region, bordering the desert. According to the French Defence Ministry, approximately 4,500 troops are participating in the op, as the country is collaborating with Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Chad, also known as G5 Sahel.

sputniknews (2020-02-02). Fans Demand Justice For Johnny Depp as Amber Heard Admits to Hitting Ex-Husband in 'Leaked Audio'. sputniknews.com The happy couple tied the knot in February of 2015, but 15 months later Heard filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, accusing Depp of physical assault, a claim he denies. The 56-year-old filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex, saying she is not a victim of domestic abuse, but a perpetrator.

sputniknews (2020-02-02). US Congressmen Reportedly Warn British MPs of 'Catastrophic' Cost of Allowing Huawei in UK's 5G. sputniknews.com On 28 January, following a meeting of the UK's National Security Council (NSC) with security advisors and officials, London announced that it would allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to take part in building 5G infrastructure across Great Britain, although in a limited capacity – a move that purportedly frustrated American officials.

sputniknews (2020-02-02). '#DemocratCivilWar': Twitterstorm as Trump Claims Bloomberg Paying DNC 'to Rig' Vote Against Bernie. sputniknews.com As the primary season is now kicking off, the DNC is reportedly eyeing ways to downplay the potential results of top-running Democratic candidates at the party convention, amid a broad advert campaign financed from one of the candidate's, media mogul Mike Bloomerg's, pocket.

WSWS (2020-02-01). President Trump expands anti-Muslim travel ban to thirteen countries. wsws.org Trump's war on immigrants is intensifying in the aftermath of the impeachment trial and in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election in November.

teleSUR (2020-02-01). Bolivia's Coup-Born Regime Arrests Socialist Political Refugees. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Former Mining Minister Cesar Navarro and former Agriculture Minister Pedro Dorado were arrested at the El Alto airport on Saturday when they were about to board a plane as political refugees. | RELATED: | For the past 82 days, these Socialists politicians remained at the Mexican embassy. Yesterday, they received a safe-conduct allowing their free departure from the country. | "The Mexican embassy transfer…

Eoin Higgins (2020-02-01). Critics: Trump EPA's formal assertion glyphosate poses no risk to human health indication of 'troubling allegiance' with Bayer/Monsanto. nationofchange.org "The EPA's pesticide office is clearly willing to bend over backwards, including disregarding its own guidelines for evaluating cancer risks, to give the industry what it wants."

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-02-01). Analysis: Palestinians Have Indeed 'Missed an Opportunity' — to Surrender to Zionism. imemc.org By Joseph Massad for Middle East Eye Western and Israeli propaganda never tire of telling the world of the age-old Israeli quest for peace, and how much Israel longs to be accepted by Palestinians and the rest of the Arab peoples as a Jewish state — an oasis of European …

Stephen Lendman (2020-02-01). Rising Numbers of US Troops in Iraq with Traumatic Brain Injuries. globalresearch.ca In retaliation for the Trump regime's assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on January 3, the IRGC struck two Pentagon bases in Iraq days later. | Iranian missiles successfully penetrated US air defenses, striking targets with pinpoint accuracy — causing significant …

Staff (2020-02-01). DNC Insiders Plot Return of Superdelegates to Stop Sanders at Convention. truthout.org As the first contests of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary draw near and Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to rise in polling, a small group of party insiders are considering making a bid to reverse a rule change won by progressives and allow the establishment to pick a candidate. | That's according to reporting from Politico Friday night which claims a cadre of Democratic National Committee (DNC) insiders are plotting to return superdelegates—unelected party officials and elites—t…

Aaron Maté (2020-02-01). Israel has played a key role in US aggression towards Iran. thegrayzone.com Before the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Israel played a key and overlooked role in the Trump administration's aggression campaign against…

WSWS (2020-02-01). Assange would be held in "darkest corner of the prison system" if extradited to the US. wsws.org If dispatched to the US, the WikiLeaks founder will be held in extreme isolation—conditions usually inflicted on individuals convicted of terrorism offences.

Derek Royden (2020-02-01). First Assange, now Greenwald: The growing attacks on adversarial journalism. nationofchange.org It's unlikely that Greenwald, who at least has the benefit of widespread fame and international support, will be the last journalist to be targeted.