2020-02-07: Social Media Postees

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Venezuela "Embassy Protectors" Will Not be Able to Tell Jury that Coup Leader Juan Guaido Is "Not President", or Mention International Law
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
On February 4, Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell issued a ruling on what the jurors will be allowed to be told in the trial of the Embassy Protectors scheduled to begin on February 11. She granted most of the government's …
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The Clinton Machine Will Do Anything to Stop Bernie Sanders
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2020-02-07
The botched Iowa caucuses have raised many legitimate questions about the Democratic establishment, but to understand the point we're at now, it's necessary to think back several years. According to Grayzone journalist and editor Max Blumenthal, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer's guest on the latest installment of "Scheer Intelligence," part of the backlash Bernie Sanders is currently experiencing as he at…
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Iowa debacle fueled by anti-Bernie billionaires, Russiagate hucksters, failed DNC elites
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-07
Max Blumenthal breaks down the shadowy network of billionaires, Democratic elites, and Russiagate profiteers behind the Shadow app that ruined…
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Acronym group that sabotaged Iowa caucus birthed by billionaire who funded Alabama disinformation campaign
Max Blumenthal | mronline.org | 2020-02-07
Silicon Valley billionaire Reid Hoffman funded the creation of ACRONYM, the group that sabotaged the Iowa caucus results, after bankrolling voter manipulation campaigns including the notorious online "false flag operation" in Alabama's 2017 senate race. | Source…
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Syria and Turkey Face War as Syrian Arab Army Poised to Take Idlib
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Tensions between Damascus and Ankara have never been higher over the past nine years. Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan threatened on February 5, to declare war on Syria if the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) does not withdraw from the territory liberated …
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Who is Behind "Fake News"? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
The mainstream corporate media is desperate. They want to suppress independent and alternative online media, which they categorize as "fake news". Readers on social media are warned not to go onto certain sites. Our analysis confirms that the mainstream media are routinely involved in distorting the facts and turning realities upside down.
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Election Politics: From Chaos to an Emerging Political Consciousness?
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
The disintegration of Iowa's Democratic caucus before the nation's disbelieving eyes could not be a better metaphor for what some are calling the Evolutionary Shift of the Ages. In a nutshell, a shift in the nature of reality is underway …
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Democrats Seek to Suppress Sanders Victory in Iowa
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
The effort by the Democratic Party establishment to conceal or suppress reports of Senator Bernie Sanders' victory in the Iowa caucuses reached a new stage Thursday with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to …
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Democrats seek to suppress Sanders victory in Iowa
wsws.org | 2020-02-07
The effort to conceal or suppress reports of Senator Bernie Sanders' victory in the Iowa caucuses reached a new stage Thursday with DNC Chairman Tom Perez calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to recanvass the state.
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Dems must focus on removing Trump from the White House
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-07
DES MOINES, Iowa

In Thuringia, Germany, a fascist coup
Victor Grossman | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-07
BERLIN

The Center Cannot Hold
Elizabeth Bruenig | zcomm.org | 2020-02-07
Bernie Sanders's strong showing in Iowa is a turning point in the battle between the party's establishment and left wing…
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Shadow Coding: the Iowa Caucus and Carl Jung
Ipek S. Burnett | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Political observers, media commentators, politicians, citizens. Everybody seemed to have choice words for the 2020 Iowa caucus: Disaster. Meltdown. Debacle. The Iowa Democratic Party had commissioned a new mobile app, a data synchronization platform, which was supposed to report the voting counts. As we know, what ensued were delays, inconsistencies, chaos, and confusion. Frustrated presidential candidates,…
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Sanders Campaign Found More Than a Dozen "Discrepancies" in Iowa Delegate Data
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-07
Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and CNN came under fire late Thursday for uncritically boosting the latest batch of Iowa Democratic caucus results, which

Manufacturing Success: CNN's Premature Parade for Buttigieg in Iowa
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2020-02-07
by Julie Hollar | Four days after the Iowa caucuses took place, no victor has been declared and the vote remains mired in controversy and irregularities. But if you've been watching CNN for the last few days, you could be excused for imagining Pete Buttigieg had won. | Some at CNN simply took it as fact that Buttigieg had won Iowa–like David Axelrod, who declared ( 2/4/20): "The way he won in Iowa, and I think he was trying to make this point here, is a road map." CNN anchor Jim Sciutto, read…
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Pete Buttigieg Blasted for Declaring Himself 'Official' Victor in Iowa
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-07
Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and CNN came under fire late Thursday for uncritically boosting the latest batch of Iowa Democratic caucus results, which–as documented by news outlets and observers–contained a number of glaring errors that the Iowa Democratic Party has yet to fix. | After CNN anchor Chris Cuomo introduced Buttigieg at a town hall at Saint Anselm College Thursday night as the "leader" of the Iowa caucuses with "100%" of precincts reported, the former mayor declared, "That's fantastic news to hear…
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Media, Democratic Establishment Panics as Sanders Predicted to Sweep All 50 States
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-07
No matter how much mainstream media and establishment Democratic pols attempt to spin the results, Iowa has many of those in the establishment very worried, to say the least.
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A Fascist Coup Attempt in Germany
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
While millions this week stared at Iowa and Washington with worried amazement, confusion or anger, Germany, too, had its own messy confusion

Libya is Being Torn Apart By Outsiders
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
With the United States walking out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)–more commonly known as the Iran accord–we all enter into a heightened zone of danger. Trump is threatening a war on Iran through his statements and tweets, and now by his actions, assassinating serving Iranian and Iraqi generals on Iraqi soil. Assassinations…
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This is the time for solidarity, not stigma
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-02-07
In December 2019, several people began to develop infections in Wuhan (People's Republic of China); early signs indicated that the virus had emerged out of the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, but there is no certainty about that verdict. | Source…
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Lee Camp: They're Going to Try to Steal California From Sanders (Again)
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-07
Californians should be forewarned that if they want to vote for someone outside the centrists

What Next for Bernie?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Let's be clear: moderation is about keeping that wretched party's establishment

Appeals Court Rejects Democrats' Emoluments Suit Against Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-07
Two days after the Senate acquitted the President of the United States in his impeachment, a federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Democratic Party, accusing Donald Trump of violating the anti-corruption provisions of the United States Constitution with his business. The decision ended a week of political victories by the Republican President. | RELATED: | Guaido, Soleimani and the Middle East: Trump State of the Union | Meanwhile, the disappointment of the Dem…
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Duh, Jared! So who built the PA as a 'police state'?
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Nazareth. Maybe something good will come out of the Trump plan, after all. By pushing the Middle East peace process to its logical conclusion, Donald Trump has made crystal clear something that was supposed to have been obscured: that no US administration has ever really seen peace as the objective of its "peacemaking". The current…
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Expansion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Tehran Wants to Build "the Golden Ring"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
BRI-led Eurasian integration processes are one of the defining characteristics of contemporary International Relations, and the Golden Ring could eventually become the centerpiece of these efforts if Ambassador Hosseini's W-CPEC+ proposal succeeds, especially if it's done in parallel with N-CPEC+….
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Interview with international model Andreja Pejic: "I think standing behind Assange and Manning is where we should all be"
wsws.org | 2020-02-07
The WSWS spoke with Andreja Pejic about the campaign to free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning and broader political issues.
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Pilger, Burchett and Assange: Three Extraordinary Australian Journalists That Spoke Truth to Power
Rick Sterling | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-07
Australia, writes Rick Sterling, should be proud of its three native sons that were willing to speak truth to power no matter the consequences.
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Right-wing Nicaraguan opposition boasts of support from US and EU in campaign to oust Sandinista gov't
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-07
The US embassy and European Union are meeting with right-wing Nicaraguan opposition leaders and pressuring them to unite against elected…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/07/nicaragua-opp…

Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister to Meet President Maduro
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-07
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday will meet with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at a time when the U.S. government threatens to tighten its sanctions against the Bolivian revolution. | RELATED: | Russian Foreign Minister Bolsters Diplomatic Ties With Mexico | After visiting Cuba and Mexico, Lavrov arrived in Caracas on Thursday ni…
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Bolivia's Coup-Born Regime Arrests Socialist Lawmaker Torrico
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-07
Bolivia's Special Force for the Fight Against Crime (FELCC) Thursday arrested Movement for Socialism (MAS) lawmaker Gustavo Torrico in La Paz as he was leaving home to work. | RELATED: | Evo Morales Warns of US Threats Against Him | The coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez accuses Torrico of sedition and terrorism. This has caused outrage among human rights defenders who have been denouncing that the Bolivian government persecutes social activists who dissent. | "This is totally illegal. I appeared…
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Thunberg: 'Indigenous Peoples Lead the Fight Against Crisis'
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-07
The Fridays For Future (FFF) movement activist Greta Thunberg praised the role of Indigenous peoples in the fight against global climate change during a demonstration in Jokkmokk, Sweden, on Friday. | RELATED: | Floods, Cyclone Temporarily Halts Australia's Bushfires | "We must give voice to Indigenous peoples around the world because we depend on them, even…
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Antarctica Temperatures Trigger Fear of Rapid Ice Melt
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-07
Climate scientists on Friday revealed the latest troubling new observation in Antarctica, illustrating the consequences of the rapid warming of the area brought on by the manmade climate crisis. | As The Guardian reported Friday, researchers stationed at the Esperanza research station at the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula found that temperatures reached 64.9 ∫ Fahrenheit (18.3 ∫ Celsius)–the highest temperature logged since scientists began recording the continent…
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The End of the Corbyn Era
Josh White | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
As the Labour Party chooses its next leader, the future of the Corbyn project hangs in the balance and the field of candidates has already begun to narrow. Party members have to decide who will best stand up for their interests. The frontrunner is Keir Starmer, with Rebecca Long-Bailey in second place and Lisa Nandy…
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Tourism Industry: Millions in Losses Due to Coronavirus
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-07
As China reports 31,000 cases of infection and 636 deaths, the outbreak of coronavirus has threatened to cause multi-million dollar losses in the travel industry, according to the World Tourism Organization (WTO). | RELATED: | Putin Praises China's Measures to Stop Novel Coronavirus | Before the coronavirus, the WTO predicted a 3 to 4 percent growth in global tourism this year, compared to the 1.5 billion tourists who traveled in 2019. But the current situation indicates that these statis…
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Just a Little Sloppy Record-Keeping? The Pentagon's $35 Trillion 'Accounting Black Hole'
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Over the past two weeks of coronavirus headlines and heightened global anxiety, along with impeachment coverage and after over the Super Bowl weekend Americans huddled in living rooms in blissful oblivion, a story which in more normal times would be …
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Official response to coronavirus heightens popular anger at Chinese government
wsws.org | 2020-02-07
It is apparent that Chinese officials at all levels were aware by late December that a new strain of coronavirus had emerged.
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Trump sinks to racist panic as China mobilizes against disease
Joel Wendland-Liu | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-07
Even though a tiny number of cases of coronavirus have surfaced in the U.S., widespread panic about the disease has surfaced in the form of hostility and racism toward Chinese people and even people who seem to be of Asian descent who are not Chinese. Many Americans, often self-identified as fans of Trump and living …
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Neoliberalism and the Coronavirus
Seiji Yamada | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
In This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein notes that the TV sets owned by Americans were manufactured in China with the energy input from coal-burning. Those carbon emissions are logged in China's ledger. The trucking to bring the TV to your town's big box outlet is logged in the U.S.'s ledger. However, the transoceanic shipping that…
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Chinese national describes life inside the coronavirus quarantine zone
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-07
SINGAPORE–It's been more than two weeks since authorities in the city of Wuhan quarantined 11 million people in an attempt to contain the coronavirus outbreak spreading across China and around the world. Except for a few foreign nationals whose governments have ferried them out on charter flights, the capital of epidemic-hit Hubei province remains, essentially, …
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent shoots unarmed man in the face in New York City
wsws.org | 2020-02-07
Eric Diaz-Cruz was shot as he sought to stop his mother's boyfriend from being detained by ICE early Thursday morning.
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Trump gloats over impeachment, but popular opposition mounts to his administration
wsws.org | 2020-02-07
While Trump has emerged victorious over his factional enemies within the state, he heads a crisis-ridden government despised by broad sections of workers and young people.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/07/pers…

What an Example
James C. Nelson | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Now that the United States Senate has disgraced itself by ignoring the rule of Anglo American law and procedure and that body's Constitutional role to actually "try all articles of impeachment," we must ask ourselves how the civil and criminal proceedings in our nation's federal and state courts may be affected. Based on the Senate's…
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The Game is Rigged
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Let's not beat around the bush. The game is rigged. The fix is in. | I'm not just talking about the neofascistic Donald Trump, the Republican Party, the Republican-controlled United States Senate and the fake-impeachment trial that body just concluded. I'm talking about their neoliberal enablers, the Democrats too.
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Trump May Not be a Dictator, But He Has a Despot's Sense of Impunity
Ariel Dorfman | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Now that President Trump has been "acquitted" in a sham trial by the Republican-controlled Senate and given unfettered license to act as he pleases, is there a real danger that he will become a dictator? According to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and one of the House impeachment managers,…
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A Cruel Attack on the Disabled
Jill Richardson | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
You might have missed it amid the impeachment coverage, but the Trump administration has recently rolled out plans for draconian cuts to everything from Medicaid to school lunches. Latest on the chopping block? Social Security disability payments. Cuts to the social safety net are often justified for budgetary reasons, but I find that hard to…
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Genetically Modified Bt Cotton: Cultivating Farmer Distress in India
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Later this month, India's Supreme Court will hold a lengthy hearing on the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) mustard, which would be the country's first GM food crop. The court has asked the chair of the Technical Expert Committee to …
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CBP Lied About Iranian-American Detentions, Leaked Memo Suggests
Scarlet Kim | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection adamantly denied that it was detaining U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents of Iranian descent and interrogating them about their religion and political views. The agency also assured the public that it had …
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China, Iran and North Korea Are Almost Encircled by 500 US Military Bases
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
US president Donald Trump's approval ratings, at 49%, are now at their highest ever level since his assumption to office three years ago (1). Trump is a heavy favourite to be re-elected in November, a likelihood which the ever-growing …
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Iraq Is on the Brink of an Energy Crisis
Simon Watkins | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
As the deadline for the U.S. to renew its waiver on Iraq importing gas and electricity from Iran approaches later this month, the three key players in this ongoing geopolitical saga have been preparing for all possible outcomes. As always …
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China, Iran and North Korea Are Almost Encircled by 500 US Military Bases
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
China is ringed by at least 400 of these bases stretching from northern Australia, up through the Pacific, across eastern and central Asia. This encirclement of China involving warships, submarines and bombers, was implemented by president Obama following his announcement in late 2011 of a "pivot" towards Asia.
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Syria: With an Eye on Energy Dominance, Russia is Aligning with Israel Against Iran
Agha Hussain | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-07
In the second of a three-part series, Agha Hussein investigates Russia's financial motivation for teaming up with Israel and wealthy Gulf Arab states to curb Iran's influence in post-war Syria.
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World Conquest: The United States' Global Military Crusade (1945- )
Eric Waddell | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
GR Editor's Note | The following article by professor Eric Waddell was first published more than 16 years ago by Global Research in December 2003 in the immediate wake of the invasion and occupation of Iraq by US and British forces, …
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Venezuela: Sergei Lavrov Met National Dialogue Representatives
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-07
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday met with the "National Dialogue" representatives in Caracas where he stressed that the U.S. sanctions against Venezuela are unacceptable and illegal. | RELATED: | Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister to Meet President Maduro | "Unfortunately, the crisis Venezuela is going through comes from a campaign led by the United States to overthrow the legitimate government chaired by President Nicolas Maduro," L…
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Video: "The Deal of the Century", Palestine and International Law: UN Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk
Michael Lynk | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Michael Welch's GRTV feature interview with UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in occupied Palestine, Prof. Michael Lynk. | The plan will take us backward. It violates international law. | It is an unilateral arrangement between Israel and the …
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It's Farmer v. Monsanto in Court Fight over Dicamba Herbicide
Carey Gillam | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
A showdown is underway in the Midwest as the owner of a large Missouri peach farm seeks to hold the former Monsanto Co. accountable for millions of dollars in damage to his crops–losses the farmer claims resulted from a corporate …
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These Drugs are in US Meat But Not on the Label
Martha Rosenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Thanks to animal welfare groups, most people are now aware of "factory farms." Concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs abuse workers, animals, the environment, human consumers and even our tax dollars. (How? Price supports and government bailouts when diseases occur.) Thanks to greedy CAFOs crowding, diseases killed one-tenth of all US pigs and millions of…
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Canada, Palestine and the 'Deal of the Century': Four Statements
Canada Palestine Association | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Reject Trump's Plan: Exist, Resist, Return | by Canada Palestine Association | The Trump Administration has just unveiled the details of its "Deal Of The Century." This plan includes, but is not limited to: | Giving legitimacy to illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine. | …
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Media Urge Palestinians to Take Crumbs–Because Democracy Is Not on Offer
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2020-02-07
by Gregory Shupak The Trump administration's "Vision for Peace" | The Trump administration's " Deal of the Century" is supposedly a plan to solve the question of Palestine. But as Michael Lynk, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, points out, the deal doesn't offer Palestinians…
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Radical radio station KPFK host Lila Garrett, 94, passes
Marcy Winograd | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-07
LOS ANGELES–It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing on Feb. 1 of one of my best friends, KPFK host and Emmy-award winning writer Lila Garrett, always a pistol, yet married to the peace movement and forever committed to progressive values. I said my goodbyes to Lila a little over a week …
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J31 "Fare Strike" Protest at New York's Grand Central Station
Coery Eiesbnreg | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Just a few hours before the J31 Fare Strike convened at Grand Central Station, I had the opportunity to speak with Mayor de Blasio as a call-in to the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC. I alerted the Mayor to the …
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Israeli Attack Endangers Civilian Aircraft in Damascus
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-07
A civilian aircraft flying from Tehran to Damascus narrowly avoided fire from Syria's air defense systems, which were activated in response to an Israeli missile attack on Friday. | RELATED: | Palestinian Killed, Two Wounded in Israel Strikes on Gaza | Due to the Israeli strike, the aircraft, an Airbus A320, was unable to land at Damascus Airport and had to divert to Russia's Khmeimim airbase, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. | The surprise attack, which was made by four Isra…
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Break-up of Astana Partnership Was Inevitable. The Turkey-Russia Relation in Jeopardy?
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered his forces to strike Syrian army positions in retaliation for targeting a Turkish military convoy bound for the Saraqeb in Syria's north-western Idlib province. His forces obeyed on Monday and allegedly struck a …
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Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-07
Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."

Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes

Targeting Gender Nonconforming Youth
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
The U.S. has been a battlefield over cultural values for nearly 50 years. In states throughout the country, the religious right

Far-right AfD plays role of kingmaker in German state election
wsws.org | 2020-02-07
For the first time since the end of the Third Reich, a state premier was elected on Wednesday with the votes of a far-right, fascist party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD).
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/07/thur…

Biological Weapons: A Useful and Timely Factual Overview
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
A US Army operating manual from 1956 stated explicitly that biological and chemical warfare were an integral operating portion of US military strategy, were not restricted in any way, and that Congress had given the military "First Strike" authority on their use.
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Biological Weapons: A Useful and Timely Factual Overview
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
The US government and its many agencies and educational and health institutions, have for many decades conducted intensive research into biological warfare, in many cases strongly focused on race-specific pathogens. | In a report to the US Congress, the Department of …
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Failed Prosecutions: Donald Trump Survives the Senate
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Never undertake a prosecution unless you have good grounds, and prospects, for a solid conviction. In the case against President Donald Trump, there was never a serious prospect that the Senate would cool sufficiently to give the Democrats the …
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How the World Ends. Personal Reflections On "The Situation Everyone is In"
John Stanton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
I'm writing this letter to myself. I need to talk to someone, even it is only myself. I need to believe that what happened to us was real. | All that I know of the past was learned by word-of-mouth histories …
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Trump's Final Plan to Open Treasured Public Lands in Utah Called 'Sellout' to Big Oil
Jessica Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
The administration's new managment plans "are the latest in a series of insults… that began when Trump illegally dismantled Bears Ears and Grand Staircase at the behest of corporate interests two years ago." | *** | Tribal and conservation groups on Thursday …
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World Conquest: The United States' Global Military Crusade (1945- )
Eric Waddell | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
The first period was characterized by US military intervention in Europe, the second by a concern to confine the Communist bloc and to prevent the emergence of pro-communist regimes elsewhere in the world, and the third, focused on gaining control over the former Soviet republics and the oil-rich Middle East.
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Tribes Decry Trump's Opening of National Monuments to Oil and Gas Development
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-07
On Thursday, the Trump administration announced it was opening two national monuments to development. The culturally and geologically significant Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante monuments will be available for cattle grazing, mining, and oil and gas development. | Five tribes had formed a coalition in 2015 to promote protection of the Bears Ears region; dozens more tribes have expressed support for their effort. | In a prepared statement, Shaun Chapoose, Ute, co-chair of the Bears Ea…
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In Spite of Economic Gains, Wage Growth Is Slowing
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-07
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the economy added 225,000 jobs in January. With modest upward revisions to the prior two months' data, this brought the three-month average to 211,000 jobs. While the unemployment rate edged higher to 3.6 percent, the employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) rose 0.2 percentage points to 61.2 percent, a new high for the recovery. The EPOP for prime-age workers (ages 25 to 54) rose by 0.2 percentage points to 80.6 percent, also a high for the recovery. | The January data a…
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House Pushes Back on Postal Service Privatization With Financial Relief Bill
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-07
The House voted on February 5 to remove a financial albatross around the neck of the U.S. Postal Service. | Approved by a vote of 309 to 106, the USPS Fairness Act would repeal a 2006 law that requires…
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Risk of Nuclear War Rises as US Deploys New Nuke for First Time Since Cold War
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-07
The Federation of American Scientists revealed in late January that the U.S. Navy had deployed for the first time a submarine armed with a low-yield Trident nuclear warhead. The USS Tennessee deployed from Kings Bay Submarine Base in Georgia in late 2019. The W76-2 warhead, which is facing criticism at home and abroad, is estimated to have about a third of the explosive power of the atomic bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) call…
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BorgWarner buys Delphi as mergers in global auto industry slash thousands of jobs
wsws.org | 2020-02-07
The move by BorgWarner is the latest step in the vast restructuring of the industry, as carmakers and supplies scramble to dominate the emerging electrical and autonomous vehicle markets.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/07/delp…

There's No "Great American Comeback"
Peter Certo | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
There's an image burned into my brain from childhood: the graffitied train tracks along the intersection of Fifth and Patterson in downtown Dayton, Ohio. It's a slightly shabby landscape dotted by warehouses, churches, fast food restaurants, and

The Man Who Loved Books: Interview With Umberto Eco
Gaither Stewart | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
The famed author (The Name of the Rose) and semiologist, Umberto Eco, who so loved books, must have thought it his misfortune to live in a country whose people did not share his thirst for printed books. He was in fact avid for anything in print: books, antique or new, notebooks, manuals, ledgers, logs, while…
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Warning over accuracy of vehicle checker for clean air zones
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-07
A government website enabling drivers to check whether they will face charges for entering clean air zones could be providing inaccurate information, an automotive services company has claimed. | The online service launched this week so motorists who enter their registration number can find out if they are affected by the schemes. | The RAC welcomed the introduction of the new service, but warned it has "concerns about how effective this beta website currently is". | Rod Dennis, a spokesperson for the firm, said the website will tell drivers of some early vehicles with the modern Euro 6 emissions standards that t…
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Bad Weather Moves into Eastern States; 5 Dead in South
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-07
LOUISVILLE, Ky.

Civil Rights Movement memories: Marching from Selma to Montgomery in 1965
Juan Lopez | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-07
The flight to Atlanta was bumpy. I was already apprehensive. I had imagined being on the receiving end of a two-by-four swung wildly by a Southern gentleman of the White Citizens Council. And then, when the plane suddenly plunged downward in what felt like a nosedive, I feared I would soon meet my fate, denying …
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Time to Rise Up: RCMP Invade Wet'suwet'en Territories
subMedia | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-07
Early in the morning on Feb 6th, the RCMP launched their long anticipated raid on Wet'suwet'en land defenders. Six supporters have been arrested, at the 39 km marker of the Morice West Forest Service Road, and a large contingent of RCMP trucks and heavy equipment have moved onwards towards the Gidimt'en Access point at the …
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Accuser Jessica Mann's testimony in the Weinstein trial: A Journey to the End of the Night
wsws.org | 2020-02-07
In the course of three days of lurid testimony describing the warped, emotionally pathological and mutually destructive relationship between Weinstein and his accuser Jessica Mann, the trial degenerated into a degrading and horrifying spectacle.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/07/wein…

Warnings issued over share market surge
wsws.org | 2020-02-07
In a speech this week, the governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia Philip Lowe pointed to the growing risks posed by the cheap money policies of the world's central banks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/07/mark…

Will There Be No Retribution?
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
"Rep. Adam Schiff lied to Congress and the American people with a totally made up statement about the president's phone call. Will there be no retribution?"

Enemies of Democracy: Neoliberalism and Authoritarian Finance
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Democracy is supposed to mean rule by people. In the West, it means rule by upper classes via periodic representational charades in which candidates represent corporate interests and occasionally throw crumbs to the public to pre-empt full-scale revolution. But now even establishment institutions are worried about the implications of the lack of genuine democracy in…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/07/enemies-of-d…

To Quit or Not to Acquit, That Was the Question
Thomas M. Magstadt | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
"Wherever law ends, tyranny begins"

Post-Prayer Breakfast Depression
JP Sottile | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Now that we've had time to digest the bitter theological hash Trump served-up at the National Prayer Breakfast, it is important to note that he is NOT an aberration. Rather, he is the logical conclusion of the rise of American Evangelical Christianity. That's why they have embraced him like a vice grip, looking past his…
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The Economy Not Worth Defending: A Response to Trump's State of the Union
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
This president's delusions of grandeur have few limits, as witnessed by the headlines across the nation following his state of the union. One New York Times headline read: "Trump Claims End of 'American Decline." CNN reported that "Trump's economic focus is a savvy one from a political perspective" when "poll after poll shows that a majority of Americans approve of how he has handled the economy."
counterpunch.org/2020/02/07/the-economy-…

The Civilizing Sermon
Peter Harrison | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Discourse: communication in speech or writing; a speech or piece of writing about a particular, usually serious, subject; spoken or written discussion

OPCW responds to Douma leaks… by arguing whistleblowers are not credible & calling for tighter internal security measures
rt.com | 2020-02-07
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has said in a report that whistleblowers who raised concerns about the group's Douma probe are not credible, and called for new measures to prevent further leaks. | The international chemical weapons watchdog released its 'Independent Investigation into Possible Breaches of Confidentiality Report' on Thursday, in response to leaks from two former OPCW inspectors which put in question the organization's findings regarding an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018. | The OPCW claimed that the two individuals, identified as Ins…
rt.com/news/480294-opcw-report-leaks-dou…

Climate protesters take a literal TROJAN HORSE to British Museum (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-02-07
Climate activists have wheeled a real-life Trojan Horse into the courtyard outside the British Museum to protest oil and gas giant British Petroleum's (BP) sponsorship of a new exhibition about ancient Troy. | The activist theater group 'BP or Not BP' built a replica of the Trojan Horse, built from reclaimed timber and discarded rope, which can seat 10 people. | @BBCNews Protestors breaking into The British Museum with a Trojan horse…..BP seemingly the target of their attention pic.twitter.com/qteYb8cIVs[mdas…
rt.com/uk/480307-climate-protesters-troj…

Largest city in Russia's Far East to introduce 'mask regime' from Monday as coronavirus fears spread
rt.com | 2020-02-07
Located only 20km (12.4 miles) from China and straddling the banks of the shared Amur River, Khabarovsk in Russia's Far East is especially vulnerable to the new coronavirus sweeping its southern neighbor. | So far, however, the city of over 600,000 people has not reported any infections. Nevertheless, officials are not taking any chances. From Monday, a compulsory "mask regime" will be introduced, as a precautionary measure. The move follows the closure of border crossings last week. | The rule will apply to almost every category of worker who deals with the public including teachers, doctors, retail and bank…
rt.com/russia/480332-russia-far-east-cor…

Xi says China 'confident & capable' of beating coronavirus outbreak in phone call with Trump
rt.com | 2020-02-07
China has taken aggressive measures to combat a lethal viral outbreak sweeping the country, enacting the most comprehensive and strict efforts to contain the illness, President Xi Jingping told his American counterpart in a phone call. | Having declared a "people's war" on the fast-spreading coronavirus, Xi told President Donald Trump that China was "fully confident and capable" of overcoming the epidemic and was already seeing positive results, adding that Beijing's long term economic prospects would not change. | Trump responded by expressing confidence in Beijing's "strength and resilience" in confronting t…
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Four Chinese passengers hospitalized in New Jersey after cruise ship screened for coronavirus
rt.com | 2020-02-07
Four Chinese travelers on a cruise ship that docked at a port not far from New York City have been hospitalized after being screened for coronavirus. The US already has twelve confirmed coronavirus cases. | The tourists were among two dozen Chinese nationals who received a medical examination after the Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas, which set sail for the Caribbean on January 27, returned to the New Jersey port. Four passengers on the cruise ship were found to have fevers and were whisked away to University Hospital in Newark, which has negative-pressure isolation rooms. At least two of the four were ta…
rt.com/usa/480339-coronavirus-cruise-shi…

Trump says Xi's 'sharp' leadership will defeat coronavirus in U-turn on harsh anti-China rhetoric
rt.com | 2020-02-07
Donald Trump says China will defeat the deadly coronavirus, thanks to its great discipline and Xi Jinping's strong leadership, as the US president's tone on Beijing softens following the recent signing of a new trade deal. | The two leaders discussed the outbreak of the virus, which has claimed 640 lives in China, during a phone call on Friday. | That provided the perfect grounds for an attack on Beijing, but Trump, who earlier blasted China for currency manipulation, intellectual property theft, and election meddling, was this time reluctant to take advantage of the dire health crisis in order to attack Beiji…
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China coronavirus death toll reaches 719 with 34,000+ confirmed cases worldwide
rt.com | 2020-02-07
Nearly 3,000 new cases of a deadly coronavirus gripping China have been confirmed in the country's Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, bringing the total disease toll to just short of 35,000, with over 700 fatalities. | Some 81 additional deaths were reported from Hubei on Friday in the deadliest day yet for the fast-moving contagion, which has swept all of China's provinces and been observed in at least 25 other countries. | As Beijing takes firm quarantine measures across dozens of cities, encompassing tens of millions of citizens, US President Donald Trump praised his Chinese counterpart for "sha…
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Chinese scientists say pangolins might be missing link in coronavirus transmission
rt.com | 2020-02-07
Chinese researchers now believe that the deadly coronavirus may have spread from bats to humans through the illegal sale and trafficking of pangolins, scaly mammals widely used in Eastern medicine. | "This latest discovery will be of great significance for the prevention and control of the origin (of the virus)," South China Agricultural University, which led the new research, said in a statement on its website. | Pangolins are among Asia's most-trafficked animals, with an estimated one million of the armored creatures snatched from Asian and African forests in the past decade despite specific protections unde…
rt.com/news/480327-pangolin-missing-link…

Was it #Vindman or #PetesBillionaires? Twitter users report widespread outage & share conspiracies
rt.com | 2020-02-07
With rumors swirling around the White House's dismissal of #Resistance hero Lt.Col. Alexander Vindman and the deep-pocketed figures behind Democratic frontrunner Pete Buttigieg, Twitter has mysteriously gone AWOL for some. | Over 11,000 users reported Twitter outages on Friday evening, according to DownDetector

Trump says Democrats should 'expunge' his impeachment
rt.com | 2020-02-07
Still in a celebratory mood after his acquittal in the Senate, US President Donald Trump said Democrats should 'expunge' his impeachment, as their accusations against him were false. | "That's a very good question," Trump said when asked by a journalist whether the Democrats should "expunge" his impeachment in the House. | The president expressed confidence that "they should, because it was a hoax; it was a total political hoax." | He ripped into his Democratic opponents, saying that "they've gone totally crazy" and claiming they suffer from a "bad case" of "Trump derangement syndrome." | There's a lot of evil…
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