2020-02-09: News Headlines

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (2020-02-10). Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal. globalresearch.ca The Tribunal deplores the failure of international institutions to punish the State of Israel for its crimes and its total lack of respect of International Law and the institutions of the United Nations.

RT (2020-02-10). 'Rub this in Trump's face!' #Resistance goes ecstatic as Obama-backed documentary 'American Factory' wins Oscar. rt.com American Factory, the very first film backed by Barack and Michele Obama's new production company, took home the Best Documentary Award on Sunday night and Trump haters were quick to rub their triumph in the US president's face. | The Obamas can now count themselves as Academy Award-winning filmmakers as their film took home an Oscar on Sunday night. | 'American Factory,' which follows the story of an Ohio factory after it is reopened and changed by a Chinese billionaire, won the Best Documentary Academy Award. | The #Resistance crowd was ecstatic over the Obamas being recognized by the Academy. "Trump just ha…

RT (2020-02-10). 'Rich sex pests of all shapes': Gervais trolls Oscars 'diversity' without even showing up. rt.com The Academy Awards skipped having a host, but that didn't stop comedian Ricky Gervais from getting in a few digs at the "narcissistic" Hollywood ceremony. | After 'The Office' star Gervais held nothing back roasting celebrities and their virtue signaling political rants at the Asked on Twitter what his first joke would be if he were hosting the…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-02-10). Buttigieg Confirms Status as 'Austerity Candidate' With Call for Democrats to Prioritize Reducing Deficit. commondreams.org At a town hall in Nashua, New Hampshire Sunday, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg told drew criticism from progressives and economists when he told the audience he would prioritize reducing the deficit if he wins the presidency in November. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Norman Solomon (2020-02-10). Why the Buttigieg Campaign Tried to Have Me Arrested for Handing Out These Medicare for All Fliers. commondreams.org US Presidential Candidate and former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a Town Hall event in Keene, New Hampshire. – US Presidential Candidates are in the state for the upcoming 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary who will take place on February 11, 2020. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2020-02-09). New Hampshire Would Vote For Sanders On Dem. Primary: Poll. telesurenglish.net U.S. state of New Hampshire polls shows that electors who will vote Tuesday in the Democratic primary believe Senator Bernie Sanders has the best chance of beating President Donald Trump in the general election. | RELATED: | Of the 715 adults surveyed, 29 percent of the state's voters said they thought Sanders could win in November, compared to 25 percent for former Vice President Joe Biden and 14 percent for for…

Staff (2020-02-09). N.H. Voters Say Sanders Has Best Chance of Toppling Trump. truthdig.com A new poll shows 29% believe the Vermont senator can win in November, besting Buttigieg, Biden and Warren ahead of Tuesday's primary.

Nigel Clarke (2020-02-09). Inside Iowa's Irregularities. dissidentvoice.org There are few things in life more surreal than being on the ground when election fraud is taking place, feeling that knot in the stomach growing as tales of intrigue trickle in like slow-drip coffee on a particularly rough morning. I was in Georgia in 2018, when the gubernatorial race between Republican Brian Kemp and …

Pascal Sacré (2020-02-09). Politics and Corruption at the World Health Organization (WHO). globalresearch.ca This article, translated from French, was written prior to Wuhan Coronavirus epidemic outbreak | *** | The WHO [OMS in French] is the World Health Organisation. 'WHO' in English — and that's much more appropriate. WHO: who is it really? | Would the …

Jonathan Cook (2020-02-09). Israel's "Peace Camp" Flirts with Oblivion. dissidentvoice.org For Israel's so-called peace camp, the past 12 months of general elections — a third ballot is due on 2 March — have felt more like a prolonged game of Russian roulette, with ever-diminishing odds of survival. Each time the electoral gun barrel has been spun, the two parliamentary parties associated with liberal Zionism, Labor …

teleSUR (2020-02-09). Afghanistan: Insider Attack Kills 2 US Soldiers, 1 Afghan. telesurenglish.net Two United States soldiers and an Afghan trooper were killed Sunday when an individual wearing an Afghan uniform opened fire on them with a machine gun in eastern Afghanistan. | RELATED: | According to official sources, six other army men were injured as the shooting occurred after a combined U.S.-Afghan force completed a mission at the Shirzad district headquarters in Nangarhar province. | "Current reports indicate that an ind…

Rick Sterling (2020-02-09). Three Extraordinary Australian Journalists: Burchett, Pilger and Assange. globalresearch.ca Australia has produced extraordinary journalists across three generations: Wilfred Burchett (deceased in 1983), John Pilger (80 years old but still active) and Julian Assange (48 years old, currently in London's Belmarsh prison). | Each of these journalists made unique contributions to …

Ray McGovern (2020-02-09). German TV Exposes the Lies that Entrapped Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Truth has broken through for those confused about how a publisher ended up in a maximum security prison in London with a one-way extradition ticket to court in the U.S. and the rest of his life behind bars. | One of …

teleSUR (2020-02-09). Israel Blocks Palestinian Exports via Jordan Amid Trade Dispute. telesurenglish.net Israel has banned the Palestinians from exporting their products abroad via Jordan, official Palestinian Authority (PA) news agency Wafa reported Saturday. | RELATED: | "The director of Israeli crossings informed all exporters and all relevant parties that all Palestinian agriculture products, including fruits, vegetables, dates, and olive oil, would be banned from export to world markets through the Jordan…

BDS South Africa (2020-02-09). South Africa's Government's Firm Stance against "Israeli Apartheid" globalresearch.ca South African civil society will be holding a pre State of the Nation (SONA) Palestine solidarity picket in support of the South African government's firm stance against Israeli Apartheid and in protest against US President Donald Trump's recent Apartheid …

teleSUR (2020-02-09). Evo Morales Calls for National Reconciliation in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net The leader of the Movement to Socialism (MAS) in Bolivia, Evo Morales, called for Bolivians on Saturday to preserve peace and prevent violence in the Andean country. | RELATED: | "The existence of paramilitary or shock groups that attempt prevent the integrity of Bolivians should not be tolerated," Morales wrote from his Twitter account. | The legitimate president of Bolivia pointed out that in the midst of the dif…

The Canary (2020-02-09). Protesters leave British Museum after two-day action over BP sponsorship. thecanary.co Protests at the British Museum have ended after more than 50 hours amid a row over oil company BP's sponsorship of a Troy exhibition.Climate activists BP Or Not BP? occupied the Great Court inside the museum on Saturday night, where they covered themselves in plaster as part of a "theatrical protest".Around 60 people took part in the action, in which they created a structure out of their body parts for a piece called Monument.Greenpeace protesters inside the British Museum (Jonathan Brady/PA)Activists left at about 10.30am on 9 February. The action started at 7.30am on 7 February when a 13ft-high Trojan horse was…

Mackenzie Feldman and John Ikerd (2020-02-09). A Green New Deal Must Offer Farmers a Way to Transition to Regenerative Agriculture. zcomm.org Because we rely on our farmers to be on the forefront of the fight to mitigate climate change, we need to find a way to make this change economically feasible for farmers. That's exactly what a Green New Deal should be all about…

teleSUR (2020-02-09). Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 800 to Surpass SARS Epidemic. telesurenglish.net The death toll from the Coronavirus has officially topped the SARS epidemic after China announced on Sunday that more than 800 people had died from this illness. | RELATED: | According to the Chinese authorities, the death toll from the coronavirus has been recorded at 811, with the U.S. reporting its first death as a result of this fast-spreading illness. | China's cabinet said on Sunday it would coordinate wit…

Peter Koenig (2020-02-09). China — Western China Bashing — vs. Western Biowarfare? globalresearch.ca On 29 January WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that there was no reason to declare the outbreak of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV in China a pandemic risk. On 30 January, he declared the virus an international emergency, but …

Peter Koenig (2020-02-09). Western China Bashing vs. Western Biowarfare? dissidentvoice.org On 29 January WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that there was no reason to declare the outbreak of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV in China a pandemic risk. On 30 January, he declared the virus an international emergency, but made clear that there was no reason for countries to issue travel-advisories against travelling to China. …

Staff (2020-02-09). To Stop the Next War Before It Starts, We Need to Confront Militarism Itself. truthout.org The antiwar movement can never quite declare victory. Even in the best of times, the possibility of war always looms. But in this moment, it's still possible to announce a small win. | The imminent threat of war with Iran seems to have passed. We're still not out of the woods — not by a long shot. Yet compared to the peak of recent tensions — in which the Trump administration seemed mere seconds from launching the U.S. into another catastrophic, endless war — this is progress…

Larry Romanoff (2020-02-09). Iran Attack on Two US Bases, The "Evil Empire" Strikes Back. The Casualties? globalresearch.ca After their excessive and macabre display of delight and satisfaction, and even celebration, over the killing of Solemani, the White House was tight-lipped about Iran's almost immediate retaliatory missile attack on two US bases in Iraq, with Donald Trump soon …

Daniel Kovalik (2020-02-09). The United States: A "Destroyer Of Nations" globalresearch.ca First published by Counterpunch and Global Research in October 2016 | In the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 — an invasion which many Iraqis believe left their country in the worst condition it has been since …

teleSUR (2020-02-09). FMLN Approves Resolution in Response to Crisis in El Salvador. telesurenglish.net The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) expressed through a resolution issued Sunday its rejection towards the recent constitutional violations committed by current President Nayib Bukele. | RELATED: | During the most recent convention, called "Building a Future from the Bases of the FMLN," the leftist party denounced the political crisis in El Salvador due to the irresponsible management of the president, wh…

Daniel Kovalik (2020-02-09). Video: The U.S. Attempted 2018 Coup against Nicaragua. globalresearch.ca Watch this full length documentary by Dan Kovalik | Daniel Kovalik is an American lawyer and Human Rights advocate who's followed Nicaragua's politics for the last four decades. | 20 months after what was called the "April Crisis" he goes to Nicaragua …

The Big Wobble (2020-02-09). Fish All Gone! Gulf of Alaska Fishery to Close for the First Time Ever: No More Cod: Salmon All but Gone: Millions of Small Sea Birds Died Since 2015. globalresearch.ca First posted on Global Research in December 2019 | November 2019, thousands of short-tailed shearwaters birds migrating from Alaska were washing up dead on Sydney's iconic beaches. | Extremely low cod numbers have lead feds to close the Gulf of Alaska fishery …

Norman Solomon (2020-02-09). Why the Buttigieg Campaign Tried to Have Me Arrested. zcomm.org You'd think that a presidential campaign backed by 40 billionaires and untold numbers of bundled rich people wouldn't worry about just one leaflet on Medicare for All…

The Canary (2020-02-09). Thousands protest in Morocco against Donald Trump's plans for the Middle East. thecanary.co Thousands of people have marched in Morocco's capital to protest against US President Donald Trump's so-called peace plan for the Middle East.Demonstrators also oppose what they see as the Moroccan Government's lenient position toward it.Political leaders from Islamists to left-wing figures took part in the march through Rabat alongside union members, activists and members of civil society groups.Women chant slogans during the demonstration in Rabat (Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP)Palestinian flags and chants animated the scene as protesters criticised the Trump-led initiative.The marchers also expressed frustration with Mor…

teleSUR (2020-02-09). African Union Rejects Trump's Middle East Peace Plan. telesurenglish.net The African Union on Sunday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan for the Middle East, calling the so-called "deal of the century" an 'illegitimate' proposal. | RELATED: | The president of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, told the assembled heads of state that the plan published at the end of January represented a "violation of multiple resolutions of the United Nations and the African…

Press TV (2020-02-09). Kuwait's Parliament Speaker Throws Trump's Peace Plan in the Dustbin. dissidentvoice.org Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim throws US president Donald Trump Mideast peace plan in the dustbin during the 30th emergency conference of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIU) held in the Jordanian capital, Amman. | (Source: AFP)…

teleSUR (2020-02-09). Bahraini Activists Call for Disobedience on Revolt Anniversary. telesurenglish.net A Bahraini protest movement has called Monday for dissidence across the kingdom to mark the ninth anniversary of the popular uprising against the autocratic regime in place since around 1783. | RELATED: | The opposition movement demanded the action to start on the evening of Feb. 12, until the evening of Feb. 14. | The February 14 Youth Coalition, named after the date of the beginning of the popular revolt against…

teleSUR (2020-02-09). Trump Proposes Cuts in Social Safety Net, Aid For 2021 Budget. telesurenglish.net United States President Donald Trump will propose cutting billions of dollars in U.S. social safety net and foreign aid in his fiscal 2021 budget, which begins on Oct. 21, while redirecting and increasing funds to counter China and Russia, senior administration officials told Reuters. | RELATED: | According to an administration official, Trump will seek to make a 21 percent cut in foreign aid in the proposal, reducing the budget to US$44.1 bi…

teleSUR (2020-02-09). Turkey is 'Ready to Act' Against Syrian Military in Idlib. telesurenglish.net Turkey has sent a large number of military reinforcements to Syria's Idlib province after a Syrian military offensive resulted in heavy territorial losses for the armed groups. | RELATED: | In a statement released by Reuters on Sunday, a Turkish official confirmed the arrival of military reinforcements and said "all options are on the table." | Turkey, which already hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees, says it c…

Yves Engler (2020-02-09). Bankers Shape Canadian Policy in Latin America. Juan Guaidó Fêted in Ottawa. globalresearch.ca What's more likely to shape Canadian policy in the Hemisphere: human rights and democracy or bankers' bottom-line? | Last week Venezuelan politician Juan Guaidó was fêted in Ottawa. The self-declared president met Canada's Prime Minister, international development minister and foreign minister. …

teleSUR (2020-02-09). Venezuela Denounces Terrorist Attack Against Telecom Warehouse. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan government denounced Sunday a terrorist attack on a warehouse of the National Telephone Company of Venezuela (Cantv) and its affiliate Movilnet in the northern state of Carabobo, causing total loss of strategic telecommunications equipment. | RELATED: | Executive Vice President Delcy Rodriguez informed that the attack was perpetrated on Saturday night in the Flor Amarillo sector of Valencia, Carabobo state,…

Staff (2020-02-09). Neoliberals Weaponized Human Rights to Justify Global Exploitation. truthdig.com "The Morals of the Market: Human Rights and the Rise of Neoliberalism" | In the mid-1980s, Rony Brauman, who, at the time, was the president of the leading humanitarian organization Médecins sans Frontières, established a new human rights group called Liberté sans Frontières. For the inaugural colloquium, Brauman invited a number of speakers, among them Peter Bauer, a recently retired professor from the London School of Economics. Bauer…

The Canary (2020-02-09). Major disruption as 'exceptional' Storm Ciara hits UK. thecanary.co Storm Ciara is sweeping across the UK, with heavy rain and severe gales disrupting flights, trains and ferries.Met Office weather warnings are in force, with gusts of more than 80 miles per hour battering parts of the country as forecasters warned flying debris could lead to injuries or endanger lives.Met Office meteorologist Helen Roberts said "quite exceptional" gusts of between 60 and 70mph would be seen in inland areas, with the worst of the weather likely to hit before 6pm, although warnings are in place until 9pm."As well as the strength of the wind there is the rain to come today," she said."So far, we hav…

Staff (2020-02-09). 'QAnon' Conspiracy Theory Oozes Into Mainstream Politics. truthdig.com MILWAUKEE—President Donald Trump was more than halfway through his speech at a rally in Milwaukee when one of his hand gestures caught the eye of a supporter standing in the packed arena. | The 51-year-old woman believed the president had traced the shape of the letter "Q" with his fingers as a covert signal to followers of QAnon, a right-wing, pro-Trump conspiracy theory. She turned to the couple on her right and excitedly asked, "Did you see the 'Q'?" | "He just did it?" asked Diane Jacobson, 63, of Racine, Wisconsin. | "Was that a 'Q'?" added Jacobson's husband, Randy, 64. | "I think it was," replied the…

Staff (2020-02-09). Trump's Homelessness Czar Seeks to Further Criminalize the Homeless. truthout.org When Robert Marbut Jr. — a self-described "homelessness consultant" — was named by President Trump to head the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) in mid-December, homeless activists and their supporters shuddered, and for good reason. Marbut believes that providing people with shelter without first tackling mental or physical health challenges amounts to coddling. | He has a similar opinion about providing food to people experiencing homelessness and has urged localities to st…

teleSUR (2020-02-09). Egypt Arrests and Tortures Human Rights Activist: Rights Group. telesurenglish.net An Egyptian researcher and activist was arrested Friday at Cairo's international airport following his arrival from Italy to Egypt's capital for a family visit, according to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). | RELATED: | Patrick George Zaki, 27, had been in the Italian city of Bologna since August 2019 for his postgraduate studies. | "He was taken into the custody of Egypt's National Security Inve…

Staff (2020-02-09). UMich's Investments Are Financing a Billionaire Who Bankrolls the Far Right. truthout.org University of Michigan students and faculty are part of the growing national effort to pressure university endowments to divest from the fossil fuel industry. UMich organizers are

Staff (2020-02-09). Bloomberg Surrogates Have Seats on DNC Rules Committees. truthout.org This As the Democratic National Committee establishes procedures for the Democratic presidential nominating process, two members of DNC rules committees simultaneously work on the campaign of former New York Mayor Michael Bloo…

Staff (2020-02-09). A Year After Brazil Dam Collapse, Communities Still Calling for Accountability. truthout.org On January 20, about 350 people gathered together in Belo Horizonte, Brazil,

teleSUR (2020-02-09). US Woman Behind the Death of UK Teenager Exposed as CIA Officer. telesurenglish.net The United States national responsible for the tragic death of British young man Harry Dunn has been exposed as an agent of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), according to a Sunday report by Sky News. | RELATED: | The revelation essentially confirmed that Anne Sacoolas, responsible for the death of young Northamptonshire motorcyclist Dunn in a car accident has a CIA "record." | Following the revelation, a spokesman for the Dunn family has called for…

teleSUR (2020-02-09). Argentina Will Not Pay IMF Debt Until Recession Has Ended. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said on Saturday that the government will not pay "even half a cent" of its debt back to the International Monetary Fund before the country has exited recession. | RELATED: | "The first thing we have to do in order to be able to pay is to exit the recession," Fernandez de Kirchner said at a presentation of her book "Sinceramente" (Sincerely) at Havana's international boo…

teleSUR (2020-02-09). Salvadoran President Orders Militarization Around Congress. telesurenglish.net As tension between El Salvador's Executive and Legislative powers boil up, President Nayib Bukele ordered military personnel to stand guard around Congress' building in the capital city San Salvador. | RELATED: | This comes as lawmakers decided to not

GMWatch (2020-02-09). Glyphosate and Roundup Proven to Disrupt Gut Microbiome by Inhibiting Shikimate Pathway. globalresearch.ca First published and posted in GR in December 2019 | Fatty liver disease and death of liver tissue were also confirmed in rats fed regulatory permitted and thus presumed safe doses of the weedkiller | The primary mechanism of how glyphosate herbicides …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-02-09). Video: What Did Malcolm X Really Think about the Democratic Party? globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research in February 2017 | "I'll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years" —U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One according to Ronald Kessler's "Inside the White House"…

Bryant Brown (2020-02-09). A Review of an Old Friend's Biography. Memoirs of Huge Keenleyside 1898 — 1992. globalresearch.ca I didn't know him well, but in the 1970's Hugh Keenleyside and I spent some time together. | That came about because in the late 1960's fund raising walks for international causes had become all the rage! Oxfam, the English charity …

Eric Toussaint (2020-02-09). Rosa Luxemburg and Debt as an Imperialist Instrument. globalresearch.ca In her book titled The Accumulation of Capital, [1] published in 1913, Rosa Luxemburg [2] devoted an entire chapter to international loans [3] in order to show how the great capitalist powers of the time used the credits granted by …

Miri Wood (2020-02-09). NATO Allies Hold Emergency UN Security Council Meeting to "Save Al-Qaeda" in Idlib. globalresearch.ca The NATO allies of the UNSC held another emergency meeting to wail loud crocodile tears for the terrorists occupying Idlib who are actually on the UN's terror list, and on the terror lists of the countries of the NATO tripartite …

Planka (2020-02-09). The Traffic Hierarchy with "Cars at the Top" globalresearch.ca Mobility and class are deeply entangled. Not only because one's potential for mobility often has to do with one's economic position, but also because a society built on today's mobility paradigm — automobility — directly contributes to growing economic and …

Hans Stehling (2020-02-09). UK Foreign Secretary Condemns Any Forced Annexation of the West Bank but Home Secretary Said to Approve of Such Illegal Land Grab. globalresearch.ca The British Home Secretary supports an Israeli illegal forced annexation of the Occupied Palestinian West Bank whilst the Foreign Secretary is adamant that the UK will never support illegal land grabs of either East Jerusalem or the West Bank. | Whose …

Fight Back (2020-02-09). Who is Bill Conway, candidate for Cook County State's Attorney? fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – William Elias Conway, III is running against Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx in the March 17 Democratic Party primary election. He has flooded TV airways and cable channels with commercials promoting his 'progressive' agenda, pledging to "defend Chicago's marginal communities from attacks from Donald Trump." | But Bill Conway is the son of William Elias Conway, Jr., the founder of the Carlyle Group. His father is a multi-billionaire who has donated over $4 million to his son's campaign against incumbent Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx. Conway, Jr. has also strong-armed many East Coast c…

RT (2020-02-09). Deadly attack on American soldiers shows Afghans want US out of their country, Tehran says. rt.com An attack that killed two US troops in Afghanistan illustrates that the American military is no longer welcome in the country, a senior Iranian adviser has said, adding that US forces will be forced out of Iraq and Syria. | Ali Akbar Velayati, a top international adviser to the leader of the Islamic Revolution, said that Saturday's incident in Nangarhar province signals that "it is time for the Americans to be expelled from Afghanistan," Iranian media reported. | The Pentagon confirmed that two US service members were killed and six others injured after an individual in "Afghan uniform" armed with a machine gu…

RT (2020-02-09). US military confirms 2 troops killed & 6 injured in Afghanistan by 'individual in Afghan uniform'. rt.com At least two US service members were killed and six others injured after an individual in "Afghan uniform" armed with a machine gun opened fire on a joint patrol in Afghanistan, the US military has confirmed. | The incident took place in Nangarhar province earlier on Saturday as a combined US and Afghan force was returning from a "key-leader engagement," a spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan said in a late-night statement. | NEW, statement from US Forces-Afghanistan spox Col. Leggett: | 2 US troops killed and six injured in Afghanistan after "an individual in an Afghan uniform opened fire on the combined U.

RT (2020-02-09). Man with knife & plan to 'assassinate' Trump detained outside White House. rt.com A man carrying a knife has been detained outside the White House in Washington, DC. He told the US Secret Service that he'd brought the weapon to "assassinate" Donald Trump. | The suspect himself approached a security officer who was patrolling outside the presidential residence Saturday afternoon, and told him of his plan. "I have a knife to do it with," he said, according to a police report seen by AP. | Police identified the mas as 25-year-old Roger Hedgpeth, who was arrested on charges of making threats to cause bodily harm. The man had a 3.5-inch (around 9-cm) knife on him as well as an empty pistol holst…

RT (2020-02-09). Second shooting in Bronx: NYPD cop shot as gunman opens fire in precinct hours after 'assassination attempt' on patrol car. rt.com A New York police officer has been shot in the arm at a precinct building and a suspect has been taken into custody, just hours after an unknown assailant opened fire on a marked patrol vehicle. | Shots were fired at the NYPD 41st Precinct building in the city's Bronx borough early on Sunday. The force has confirmed that a female lieutenant at a desk was wounded in the arm and the attacker was apprehended by her colleagues. | FOOTAGE: Allegedly the shooting of the NYPD Lieutenant this morning inside the 41 Precinct in the Bronx

RT (2020-02-09). Infection-free taxi: Hazmat-suit-wearing cab driver helps passengers to laugh off coronavirus hysteria (VIDEO). rt.com Passengers in the Siberian city of Omsk were shocked to see their taxi driver wearing a gas mask and a hazmat suit. But it turned out to be a prank to lighten the mood amid scary reports of the coronavirus reaching Russia.

RT (2020-02-09). Indian pharma threatened by coronavirus outbreak that could lead to shortage of Chinese drug imports. rt.com India's pharmaceutical industry has warned that the ongoing coronavirus epidemic could impact the supply of ingredients and drugs imported from China. | The possibility that drug imports could be slashed due to the outbreak is being "closely monitored" and the government is working with pharmaceutical companies "in an integrated way to deal with the situation," Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance Secretary General Sudarshan Jain told local media. | A shortage of Chinese drugs would have an immediate effect on India's pharmaceutical industry, as China accounted for some 68 percent of total imports for bulk drugs and…

RT (2020-02-09). Coronavirus death toll tops 900 as China's envoy to US dismisses 'absolutely crazy' bioweapon rumors. rt.com As the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak soared to over 900 people worldwide, the Chinese ambassador to the US has cautioned against fueling panic and spreading dangerous rumors about the virus' still unknown origins. | With China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the lethal viral outbreak, reporting 91 deaths and some 2,618 additional cases of infection throughout Sunday — the global toll now stands at over 40,000 cases with at least 904 fatalities. | Asked about the situation and speculations surrounding the 2019-nCoV origins and spread earlier in the day, the Chinese Ambassador to the Uni…

RT (2020-02-09). Unpleasant surprise for Washington? US oil sanctions on Iran force India to look to Russia. rt.com Escalating US pressure on Iran, including sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports, may have had an unexpected consequence — pushing India to diversify its energy supplies by shifting from Tehran to Moscow as a major oil supplier. | State-owned oil refiner Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has just signed a contract with Russia's Rosneft for the supply of up to 2 million tons of oil by the end of 2020. The meeting took place on the sidelines of India's largest weapons fair, DefExpo, currently going on in Lucknow. | "This is just the beginning," Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters after meetin…

RT (2020-02-09). Russian banks may grant loans to diamond buyers in India — media. rt.com Indian diamond traders purchasing rough precious stones from major Russian miner Alrosa could be eligible for loans from Russian banks, as domestic lenders have reduced financing for the gem and jewelry sectors. | Russian banks have already started granting money to Alrosa's foreign clients, according to the Economic Times. The measure could boost India's diamond industry, which has been lacking a source of financing since notorious jeweler Nirav Modi was accused of being involved in a $2.5+ billion fraud case in India. The billionaire was arrested in London in 2019 after managing to enjoy a lavish lifestyle i…

RT (2020-02-09). Weighs less & packs more range: Iran unveils new ballistic missile with composite-built engine (VIDEO). rt.com Tehran has rolled out a new advanced ballistic missile featuring a composite-built engine. The new missile to be two times lighter than earlier models, but has greater operational range. | The new projectile was unveiled by the chief of the elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Hossein Salami, on Sunday. Video released by the Iranian state media shows two new missiles on display during the event, as well as footage of a test launch. | The missile, dubbed Ra'd-500, is said to be packed with engines, made largely of composite materials. It has significantly lightened the build and the ne…

RT (2020-02-09). Russia is ready to extend New START arms control treaty & negotiate on new weapons, yet US ignores the offers — Lavrov. rt.com Moscow is ready to prolong the crucial New Start arms control treaty without any preconditions — and even negotiate on its new, state-of-art weaponry — yet the US is dodging the talks, Russia's FM Sergey Lavrov has said. | One of the last obstacles on the path of the unhinged nuclear arms race, the US-Russia Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) is set to expire in a year. Still Moscow and Washington have been unable to engage into any meaningful discussion on it yet, since the US has been ignoring the repeated calls for dialogue, Lavrov said during an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspa…

RT (2020-02-09). 'My life was divided between sport and struggling with this illness': Russian gymnastics star Soldatova opens up on bulimia battle. rt.com Russian rhythmic gymnast Alexandra Soldatova has spoken on her battle with bulimia, revealing that for the past two years her life has been "divided between my fight with this illness and the beautiful sport of gymnastics." | The four-time world champion, 21, was forced to deny Russian media reports last week that she had been admitted to a Moscow hospital after a suicide attempt. |

RT (2020-02-09). 'Warsaw is closer to Moscow than to Washington': Ex-president Walesa vows to break ice in Poland-Russia ties. rt.com It is imperative to improve Russia-Poland relations, outlive the troubled past and move forward, ex-president Lech Walesa has said, adding that only a "third party" benefits from the discord. | While the relationship between Poland and Russia wasn't particularly warm throughout recent decades, it can be unfrozen if both sides do their part, Walesa told Russia's

RT (2020-02-09). US envoy warns Washington could pull support as Israel unilaterally starts drawing map for West Bank annexations. rt.com Unilateral action by Israel to annex land in the West Bank would endanger US support for a proposed blueprint for the region, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has said. | "Israel is subject to the completion [of] a mapping process by a joint Israeli-American committee. Any unilateral action in advance of the completion of the committee process endangers the Plan & American recognition," Friedman said, in a message posted on Twitter. | Israel is subject to the completion a mapping process by a joint Israeli-American committee. Any unilateral action in advance of the completion of the committee process end…

RT (2020-02-09). Stones thrown by SECT rioters as police arrest rabbi accused of rape & 'HEALING' for money (VIDEOS). rt.com Members of a cult-like sect tried everything to prevent officers from bringing to custody a controversial Israeli rabbi thought to have taken advantage of gravely ill people and convicted of sexual assaults on women. | Israeli police have arrested Rabbi Eliezer Berland early on Sunday morning, along with his wife and other top members of his ultra-Orthodox Shuvu Bonim sect. Shortly afterwards, the sect's followers thronged the nearby street, trying to seal it off and stop the vehicle carrying Berland. | Stunning footage from the arrest shows them hurling stones at officers and banging fists on the passing car.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-02-09). With Two Days to Go Until Primary, New Polling Finds N.H. Voters See Sanders as Most Electable Against Trump. commondreams.org New polling out of New Hampshire showed voters in the state, who will go to polls on Tuesday in the Democratic primary, believe Sen. Bernie Sanders has the best chance of beating President Donald Trump in the general election. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-02-09). Climate Justice and Indigenous Rights Advocates Rally in Solidarity With Wet'suwet'en People as RCMP Continue Raids. commondreams.org Indigenous rights supporters held solidarity actions across Canada over the weekend as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police continued their raids on Wet'suwet'en land in British Columbia. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2020-02-09). MSNBC Host Skewered for Ludicrous Remarks on Sanders's Democratic Socialism. truthout.org MSNBC host Chris Matthews drew rebukes on social media Friday night after suggesting that as a Democratic Socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders could lead a dictatorship in which establishment political figures would be "executed," should he win the presidency. | Following the Democratic primary debate, Matthews joined other MSNBC commentators including Joy Reid and Chris Hayes in a panel discussion in which Matthews expressed concerns about Sanders's democratic socialist ideals, which he claimed the…

yenisafak (2020-02-09). Anti-Huawei UK lawmakers conducting 'witch-hunt': Chinese ambassador. yenisafak.com Senior members of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives who have demanded Chinese telecoms giant Huawei must not have a role in Britain's 5G mobile network are conducting "a kind of witch-hunt", China's ambassador to London said on Sunday.Last month the government said "high-risk vendors" such as Huawei would be allowed into the non-sensitive parts of the 5G network, although their involvement will be capped at 35%.Asked about a letter to Conservative lawmakers by several former ministers expressing concern over Huawei, Liu Xiaoming told the BBC: "They are totally wrong, I think what they are doing is a ki…

sputniknews (2020-02-09). Netizens Enraptured by Saturday Night Live Sketch Mocking Democratic Debate in New Hampshire. sputniknews.com From Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, it seems that Saturday Night Live has never overlooked any president or government official throughout its history. The show's creators frequently take jabs at President Donald Trump, but this time they apparently decided to focus on Democrats…

The Canary (2020-02-09). Dawn Butler says John Bercow may be victim of Tory bullying after peerage snub. thecanary.co Former speaker John Bercow may himself be a victim of bullying after the Tories refused to award him a peerage, a shadow minister has said.Labour deputy leadership candidate Dawn Butler said the Conservatives' decision to depart with tradition and not award Bercow the peerage after his decade in the chair could be "a form of bullying too".The shadow women and equalities minister added that the focus should be on why the Tories did not nominate the former Speaker in the first place, suggesting it was "to do with Brexit".John Bercow has denied accusations of bullying (Stefan Rousseau/PA)Bercow has denied all allega…

Andrew Taggart (2020-02-09). If Work Dominated Your Every Moment, Would Life Be Worth Living? commondreams.org Workers pack and ship customer orders at the 750,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center on August 1, 2017 in Romeoville, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2020-02-09). African Union Summit Opens in Ethiopia Amid Libyan Conflict – Video. sputniknews.com African Union leaders are set to discuss a broad peace and security agenda, ways to operationalise the African Continental Free Trade Area as well as African candidacies in international bodies.

teleSUR (2020-02-09). African Union Leaders Seek to End Conflicts in Africa. telesurenglish.net African presidents and government officials from all over Africa met Sunday in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, for a two-day summit centered on how to end violence in the region, specifically in South Sudan and RELATED: | The African Union (AU) gathering is being held under the topic…

Extinction Rebellion South Bay (2020-02-09). Meditation & Prayer for Climate. indybay.org Intersection of S. Market and W. San Carlos streets, San Jose, California…

Labor Video Project (2020-02-09). The 2019 China Wuhan Coronavirus & (BSL-4) Biotech Warfare Labs with Dr. Francis Boyle. indybay.org Dr. Frances Boyle talks about the Wuhan Coronavirus and how in his view it is a genetically engineered bioweapon that was accidentally released from the Wuhan Biosafety (BSL-4) laboratory.

R.R. (2020-02-09). Oakland Protesters Insist Senate Trial Was a Cover-Up, Not an Exoneration. indybay.org After the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, protesters took to the streets in Oakland, CA.

Qassim Abdul-Zahra (2020-02-09). At least eight shot dead in southern Iraq. indybay.org At least eight anti-government protesters were shot dead and 52 were wounded in clashes with followers of a radical Shiite cleric in southern Iraq on Wednesday, Iraqi medical officials and activists said.

Friday Peace Vigil, SJPJC, and others (2020-02-09). On V-Day: Vigil for Love Not War. indybay.org In front of Martin Luther King, Jr Library | 4th and San Fernando | San Jose, CA…

WILPF San Jose (2020-02-09). Developing Belonging in a Time of Othering. indybay.org San Jose Peace and Justice Center | 48 S 7th Street | San Jose, CA 95112…

Dan Bacher (2020-02-09). Western States Petroleum Association Tops CA Lobbying Expenses with $8.8 Million in 2019. indybay.org The Western States Petroleum Association and Chevron together spent a total of $14.7 million on lobbying in California in 2019.

anarquistes contra la devastacio (2020-02-09). CALL AGAINST THE TECHNOLOGIES OF THE DEVASTATION, AGAINST THE MOBILE INDUSTRY, AGAINST THE. indybay.org 1-English | 2-Franàßais | 3-Castellano | 1- | Since 24 till 27 of February the featured event of the ICT industry- the MWC is going to be held in Barcelona. This gathering is arranged by GSMA, one of the most important organization in the world and more powerful than many governments. This year more than hundred thousand of CEOs and businessmen will attend MWC. All of them are ready to pay around the 800 -5000 euros for each access ticket. | On the one hand, this lucrative industry is a part of world's GDP with more than 3,9 trillion dollars. On the other hand, behind all that great profit are destruction,…

Washington's Blog (2020-02-09). The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives. globalresearch.ca Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives. But most of the top American military officials at the time said otherwise.

yenisafak (2020-02-09). Unilateral Israeli annexations would endanger US support: envoy. yenisafak.com Unilateral Israeli steps to annex West Bank land would endanger U.S. support for such plans, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said on Sunday.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday Israel had begun drawing up maps for annexing land in the West Bank, which Palestinians seek for a state, in accordance with U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed peace plan."President Trump's Vision for Peace is the product of more than three years of close consultations among the President, PM Netanyahu and their respective senior staff," Friedman said on Twitter."Israel is subject to the completion (of) a…

teleSUR (2020-02-09). US Warns Israel Against 'Unilateral' West Bank Annexation. telesurenglish.net United States Ambassador David Friedman to Israel warned the country Sunday not to declare sovereignty over the occupied West Bank without Washington's consent, opposing calls for immediate action by ultra-nationalists within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition. | RELATED: | With Defence Minister Naftali Bennett and other ultra-nationalists urging an immediate cabinet vote on sovereignty in the occupied West Bank…

Staff (2020-02-09). The GOP Is Raking in Millions From Lobbyists Tied to Trump. truthout.org The Most of the lobbyists raising money for the RNC and joint fundraising committee are from Trump-connect…

yenisafak (2020-02-09). One week into virus quarantine, Turkish evacuees bullish. yenisafak.com A week since Turkey flew out dozens of its citizens from Wuhan, China, morale is high, as none of the evacuees has shown any symptoms of the deadly coronavirus.On Feb. 1 Turkey sent a cargo plane to evacuate 42 people, including 32 Turks, six Azerbaijanis, three Georgians, and one Albanian, as the virus spread both in and outside China's borders.Right after the plane landed in the Turkish capital Ankara, the evacuees, along with medical staff, military personnel, and media who accompanied them, were taken to a hospital to be held in a two-week precautionary quarantine in separate rooms to allow healthcare officia…

yenisafak (2020-02-09). Indian Kashmir hit by general strike called by separatists. yenisafak.com Indian-held Kashmir was hit by a general strike on Sunday called by the separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) to mark the anniversary of the death of a Kashmiri man who was executed for his part in an attack on India's parliament in 2001.The JKLF on Thursday called for strikes on Feb. 9 and Feb. 11 to observe the anniversary of the death of Afzal Guru, and then that of its founder Maqbool Bhat.Shops and businesses were shut on Sunday, while there was little traffic on the roads in Srinagar and other parts of Indian-held Kashmir.Indian troops have erected iron barricades and laid concertina wire in part…

yenisafak (2020-02-09). Turkey ready to act after reinforcing Syria's Idlib. yenisafak.com Turkey has sent major reinforcements to Syria's northwestern Idlib region and "all options are on the table", a senior official said on Sunday, as Ankara tries to stem rapid advances by Syrian regime forces.The regime offensive in Idlib, the last major enclave of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, has driven more than half a million people from their homes towards the closed Turkish border, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in Syria.Turkey, which already hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees, says it cannot absorb any more and has demanded Damascus pull back in Idlib by the end of the month or face Turkish…

yenisafak (2020-02-09). Pope calls for respect of humanitarian law in Syria's Idlib amid escalation. yenisafak.com Pope Francis called on Sunday for respect of humanitarian law in Syria's Idlib province, amid an escalation of a Syrian government offensive that has displaced more than half a million in two months.He told tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's square that the reports from Idlib were "painful … particularly regarding the conditions of women and children, of people forced to flee from a military escalation."Turkey has reinforced its military presence in the area, saying the advances by Russian-backed Syrian troops and their allies threaten a fresh humanitarian disaster.The crisis risks driving another wave…

yenisafak (2020-02-09). Syrian regime forces recapture 600 square km of territory in Idlib campaign. yenisafak.com Syrian regime forces have recaptured more than 600 square kilometres of territory so far in a campaign to seize control of the last opposition strongholds of Idlib and the Aleppo countryside, a statement from Syria's armed forces said on Sunday.Syria's armed forces have taken control of dozens of towns and villages in recent days as part of the campaign, the statement said.

yenisafak (2020-02-09). Turkey's nationalist party urges TRNC leader to resign. yenisafak.com Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader on Saturday urged the current president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to resign over his "shameless" remarks in an interview he made with a British daily.Devlet Bahceli's statement came after Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci talked to The Guardian about the long-standing reunification efforts in Cyprus island."If this failed to happen, he [Akinci] said, the north [TRNC] would grow increasingly dependent on Ankara and could end up being swallowed up, as a de facto Turkish province," the daily cited Akinci as saying.Referring to Tayfur Sokmen…

yenisafak (2020-02-09). Quit smoking while there's still time: Doctor. yenisafak.com National No Smoking Day in Turkey is celebrated Feb. 9, to draw attention to the dangers of tobacco.Tobacco use is an important risk factor for developing cancer, the disease that kills eight million people worldwide each year.To mark the occasion, Anadolu Agency spoke with doctors about what happens to the body of smokers and how it recovers when one stops the habit."Smoking is the most important cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth most common disease of death in the world," said Dr. Ece Yigit of Pendik Medipol University Hospital in Istanbul.COPD is a disease that can be controlle…

yenisafak (2020-02-09). Storm Ciara disrupts more than 100 flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol. yenisafak.com Around 120 flights to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, one of Europe's largest, were cancelled or delayed on Sunday as a powerful storm blew in off the Atlantic Ocean with gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour).The Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued an amber alert for Sunday afternoon as storm Ciara began to batter the Dutch coast after crossing Britain overnight.All professional Dutch soccer matches were cancelled, along with most outdoor sporting events.Winds of 100 kilometres per hour were registered just after midday in the Netherlands and gusts were expected to pick yup…

sputniknews (2020-02-09). Taliban Ready to Enter Direct Talks With Kabul Only After Signing Deal With US – Moscow. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Taliban* express readiness to enter direct talks with Kabul only after signing a peace deal with the US, the possibility of a temporary truce for the period of such negotiations is being discussed, the Russian presidential envoy for Afghanistan and the head of the Foreign Ministry's Second Asian Department said.