2019-09-16: News Headlines

Common Dreams (2019-09-16). US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks. theantimedia.com (CD) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations. "It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of …

Robert Mackey (2019-09-16). Threatening New War for Oil, Donald Trump Calls His Own Offer of Iran Talks "Fake News" theintercept.com As he threatened to bomb Iran at Saudi Arabia's behest, Trump also intensified his battle with objective reality, by denying his own prior comments.

Peter Symonds (2019-09-16). Trump Exploits Drone Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities to Threaten War Against Iran. globalresearch.ca Drone strikes on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday by Yemen's Houthi rebels have triggered concerns about a potential major disruption in global oil supplies and a spike in oil prices. The attack, in retaliation for the brutal …

Staff (2019-09-16). Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" truthout.org | | President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, th…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-09-16). Oiling for War: The Houthi Attack on The world's Largest Oil Processing Facility at Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca The attack on the world's largest oil processing facility at Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia southwest of Aramco's headquarters in Dhahran had a few predictable responses. Given that the facility has a daily output of some 5.7 million barrels, damaging it …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-09-16). "Drone Attack" on Saudi Oil — Who Benefits? globalresearch.ca Huge blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen's Houthis or Iran were responsible. | The BBC in its …

David Hearst (2019-09-16). Iranian Drones Launched from Iraq Carried Out Attacks on Saudi Oil Plants. globalresearch.ca The strikes which paralysed the Saudi oil industry on Saturday morning, forcing it to halve its output of crude oil, were made by Iranian drones launched from Hashd al-Shaabi bases in southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi intelligence official has told …

Press TV (2019-09-16). Impact on Yemeni Attack on Saudi ARAMCO Oil Facilities. dissidentvoice.org PressTV Interview with Peter Koenig 15 September 2019 Enhanced and partial transcript of a PressTV Interview Background Saudi Arabia says the recent drone attacks on the state-run oil company Aramco led to a temporary closure of its facilities and disrupted the kingdom's oil production and exports. [Saudi] Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman said the attacks …

Tyler Durden (2019-09-16). Satellite Images Reveal It Could Take "Months" to Fix Saudi Oil Facility. theantimedia.com "We think this is a months fix, not days/weeks. Oil going up even higher."

teleSUR (2019-09-16). Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE. telesurenglish.net Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran's semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Tugboat Carrying Suspected Smuggled Oil | "It was detained near Iran's Greater Tunb island in the Persian Gulf…the crew have been handed over to legal authorities in the southern Hormozgan province," ISNA said, without elaborating on the nationalities of…

Mel Gurtov (2019-09-16). Farewell, John Bolton. counterpunch.org The firing (or, he insists, the resignation) of John Bolton as national security special assistant is being treated by some observers as a great loss for coherence and professionalism in the conduct of US foreign policy. Josh Rogin at the Washington Post, for example, writes on September 11: "Republicans on Capitol Hill lost a key More

Dr Marcus Papadopoulos (2019-09-16). A Plea to the Youth of Hong Kong. globalresearch.ca Dr Marcus Steven Papadopoulos, a British political journalist, and the founder and editor of Politics First magazine wrote a letter to the Youth of Hong Kong to safeguard their region from British and American colonialism and defend the independence, …

Nyla Ali Khan (2019-09-16). Spectacles of the Demolition of the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and the Revocation of the Autonomous Status of Kashmir. counterpunch.org While the conflation of religion and politics by the ruling party of a "democratic" and "secular" India gnaws at those of us who are invested in pluralism, those Indian-Americans who are closely aligned with the upsurge of Hindutva nationalism are gearing up to welcome Prime Minister Modi in Houston on September 22nd. These transnational subjects, safely More

Staff (2019-09-16). In Kashmir, Lockdown Leaves People Trapped in Their Homes. truthout.org | | During Eid al-Adha, the biggest Muslim holiday of year, the streets in Srinagar, Kashmir are usually thronging with people making last-minute preparations for the festivities. This year, the state's largest city was a ghost town. Shops were shuttered, and the markets, which should have been bustling with people buying meat for the feast, were deserted. | Most mosques were inaccessible to residents and the two largest in the city, Jamia Masjid and Alia Mosque, where tens of thousands gather to pray, were l…

Telesur (2019-09-16). #NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends with 13m Signatures Expected. globalresearch.ca The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | "In every corner …

Dr. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (2019-09-16). What Role Did the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Soviet Entry into the War Play in Japan's Decision to Surrender in the Pacific War? globalresearch.ca Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, a US citizen who was born in Japan, has taught in both countries. Applying his specialized knowledge of Russian history to an analysis of the US decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan, he challenges the prevailing …

James Brown (2019-09-16). Japan-Russia Relations, The Kuril Islands Dispute and the Revival of Suzuki Muneo. globalresearch.ca At the start of the 2000s, Suzuki Muneo was one of the most prominent politicians in Japan. Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1983, Suzuki eventually served eight terms. He became a powerful figure in …

Peter Koenig (2019-09-16). Will the IMF, FED, Negative Interest and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy? dissidentvoice.org The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. Madame Christine Lagarde, as chief of the IMF had a heavy hand in the annihilation …

Fight Back (2019-09-16). Chicago elected officials to join human rights delegation to Philippines Consulate. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On September 16, community, civil rights, faith-based and peace activists will join 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 33rd Ward Alderman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez and State Representative Jaime Andrade (40th District) in a delegation to the Consulate General of the Philippines, 11: 00 a.m.,122 S. Michigan Avenue. | The delegation will deliver a letter to Consul General Gina Jamoralin with regards to Brandon Lee, an American citizen who was shot in Ifugao, Philippines. Lee is a human rights activist and a native of San Francisco. | Lee was attacked by suspected elements of the 54th Infantry Batt…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-16). Empires are a secret until they start falling. nationofchange.org In the past, we have written about the 2020s as a decade when the United States Empire will end. This is based on Alfred McCoy's predictions (listen to our interview with him on Clearing the FOG). Sociologist and peace scholar John Galtung believes US Empire will fall much faster, losing world dominance by 2020. Much of what he…

Michael Doliner (2019-09-16). Hot Stuff on the Afghan Peace Deal Snafu. counterpunch.org Do you want to know the real reason Trump canceled the peace talks with the Taliban? Okay, here's the hot poop. Our satellites detected goats. Yes, you read that correctly, goats, goats in goated communities. There was no mistake. Goats grazed on some of them there hills in Afghanistan. Now of course, goats, by themselves, More

Ralph Nader (2019-09-16). Avalanche-Level Liar Trump Learned Art of Deception from the Pros: US Corporations. globalresearch.ca For avalanche-level lying, deceiving, and misleading, mega-mimic Donald Trump need look no further than the history of the corporate advertising industry and the firms that pay them. | Dissembling is so deeply ingrained in commercial culture that the Federal Trade Commission …

Oscar Grenfell (2019-09-16). British Judge Jails Assange Indefinitely, Despite End of Prison Sentence. globalresearch.ca In a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court yesterday morning, British District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange will remain in prison, despite the fact that his custodial sentence for "absconding" bail expires on September 22. | The ruling …

Craig Murray (2019-09-16). Julian Assange: The World's Most Important Political Prisoner. globalresearch.ca We are now just one week away from the end of Julian Assange's uniquely lengthy imprisonment for bail violation. He will receive parole from the rest of that sentence, but will continue to be imprisoned on remand awaiting his …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-16). The Torture and Murder of Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Back in May, retired USAF lieutenant colonel Karen Kwiatkowski said the CIA's "Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being 'treated' with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ." | On September 14, Kwiatkowski

Karen Kwiatkowski (2019-09-16). Why Is Julian Assange Being Tortured to Death? globalresearch.ca I think we already know the answer. We need to go further and try and understand what this partially veiled, but completely serious, US and UK destruction of a modern journalist means for all of us. | Assange is an advocate …

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-09-16). John McDonnell will make Amazon pay its 'fair share of tax'. thecanary.co John McDonnell announced that a Labour government would not award public sector contracts to companies such as Amazon who avoid tax. McDonnell said: We would do whatever it takes to make sure that companies like Amazon pay their fair share of tax. | And research into the tech giant reveals just h…

Marcus Nells (2019-09-16). The U.S. war machine: Global enforcer of "business as usual" liberationnews.org Is a "green war machine" possible?

Paul Atwood (2019-09-16). Why Mattis is No Hero. counterpunch.org Last week the corporate media were going all out to lionize former Marine General and Secretary of Defense James Mattis in tandem with the publication of Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, his memoir of his lengthy career (Co-authored with former Undersecretary of Defense, Bing West, also a marine officer and veteran of Vietnam). As this celebratory gala of war and warrior hood lapses yet another military idol will have joined the pantheon. When George H.W. Bush launched Desert Storm in 1991 and "kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all" he also claimed to re-elevate the glory of the American way of war where…

Staff (2019-09-16). America's Biggest Investment Is Nothing but a Waste. truthdig.com How are you with numbers? I can deal with $1.5 million. I think I can even imagine $1.5 billion, a sum a thousand times greater. But how about a million times greater: $1.5 trillion? That happens to be the estimated cost of the Pentagon's program to build, deploy, and maintain the no-longer-so-new F-35 jet fighter over its lifetime. How can any people invest so much in a technology whose fun…

Sam Husseini (2019-09-16). Biden Taking Iraq Lies to the Max. counterpunch.org Presidential candidate Joe Biden is adding lies on top of lies to cover up his backing of the Iraq invasion. At last week's ABC/DNC debate Biden lied about his Iraq record, just like he did at the first two debates. In the July debate, Biden claimed: "From the moment 'shock and awe' started, from that moment, I was opposed to the effort, and I was outspoken as much as anyone at all in the Congress." More

Jeff Mackler (2019-09-16). Trump, Trade and China. counterpunch.org Rarely a day passes when one or another U.S. ruling class institution or personality fails to criticize President Trump's unilateral imposition of ever increasing and broad-ranging protective tariffs against Chinese imports. Trump's critics include the Democratic Party as well as leading Republicans, the prestigious corporate "newspaper of record," The New York Times and the aptly dubbed "ruling More

The Canary (2019-09-16). More refugees rescued after trying to seek safety across the Channel. thecanary.co Another group of refugees is thought to have been rescued off the Kent coast as the wave of people trying to cross the Channel from France in small boats continues.On Monday morning, a group of people draped in blankets were seen being brought ashore at the Port of Dover by Border Force officials.The group — thought to number 12 and mostly men with at least one woman — were searched, handed over to immigration officials and taken away in a van after coming ashore at around 11am.A group of people thought to be refugees brought to shore by Border Force officers at the Port of Dover in Kent on Monday (Gare…

John Wojcik (2019-09-16). Right-wing gains force Germany's Left Party to rethink its strategy. peoplesworld.org BERLIN—Sharp gains early this month for the neo-fascist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, coupled with falling support in both states for the Left Party, Die Linke, have the German left more worried than they have been in a long time. In both states, the extreme right …

Dave Lindorff (2019-09-16). Recalling the hundreds of thousands of civilian victims of America's endless 'war on terror'. nationofchange.org It's time we as a nation gave some thought to and did some penance for all those civilian deaths and combatant deaths as we remember 9-11.

WSWS (2019-09-16). Canada's media join Conservatives in pushing for RCMP to play key role in election outcome. wsws.org The Trudeau government is a pro-austerity, pro-war government that must be implacably opposed by the working class. But in doing so, it must lend no support to the reactionary intrigues of the Tories and their media allies.

Robert Koehler (2019-09-16). Altruists of the World Unite! counterpunch.org The biggest joke on the planet may be the phrase "national security." It almost always justifies something brutal, whether outright murder (a.k.a. war) or climate apartheid — the rejection and condemnation of refugees who are fleeing terrible conditions in their homeland, often created or intensified by climate change. Thus Mark Morgan, acting director of U.S. More

Mark Taliano (2019-09-16). The Barbarity of US-NATO, War Propaganda and the "Rule of International Law" globalresearch.ca Greetings delegates and organizers. My name is Mark Taliano. I am a writer and Research Associate at the Center For Research on Globalization (Global Research). | My book, Voices from Syria, and my website marktaliano.net represent my efforts to take …

Marsha B. Cohen (2019-09-16). The Adelsons May Have Cut Ties with Netanyahu More than a Year Ago—And No One Noticed. globalresearch.ca In the days leading up to the Israeli election on Sept. 17, President Donald Trump appears to have left Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu twisting in the wind. | While most observers have been attributing Trump's cooling toward Netanyahu to either …

Ted Lieverman (2019-09-16). Landmines: Reclaiming the Community One Bomb at a Time: The View from Indochina. globalresearch.ca Ending a war is like stopping a heavy truck. Even when you slam on the brakes, the mass and inertia of the conflict takes a very long time to halt; the violence might end but the effects can reverberate through …

Hans Stehling (2019-09-16). World's Most Expensive UK Railway Project at £100 Billion, Derailed Before Any Track Actually Laid. globalresearch.ca Britain's proposed HS2 high-speed rail link that would cost more than £400m per mile to complete would make it the most expensive railway on Earth, according to new estimates commissioned by the UK Department for Transport. | According to these calculations, …

True Publica (2019-09-16). As David Cameron Resurfaces 'Broken Britain' Disintegrates. globalresearch.ca David Cameron has no shame whatsoever. He has, cynically, come out of hiding — simply to promote his new book and make some money from an ongoing catastrophe of his making. For the last three years he hid from the …

Prison Radio (2019-09-16). Freedom in Sight for Mumia Abu-Jamal? globalresearch.ca Freedom is now in sight. New evidence, recently found, and surpressed for decades could be the key to relief for Mumia Abu-Jamal. | Joe McGill and Ed Rendell, trial prosecutor and DA, respectively, manipulated evidence and framed Mumia Abu-Jamal …

The Global Research Team (2019-09-16). The Cost of Wanting to Tell the Truth: Global Research Needs Your Support. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | we cannot cover our monthly costs. In what effectively amounts to online …

WIlliam Astore (2019-09-16). The ultra-costly, underwhelming F-35 fighter. nationofchange.org How are you with numbers? I can deal with $1.5 million. I think I can even imagine $1.5 billion, a sum a thousand times greater. But how about a million times greater: $1.5 trillion? That happens to be the estimated cost of the Pentagon's program to build, deploy, and maintain the no-longer-so-new F-35 jet fighter over its lifetime. How can any people invest so much in a technology whose…

WSWS (2019-09-16). This week in history: September 16-22. wsws.org 25 years ago: Clinton orders US invasion of HaitiOn September 19, 1994, the Clinton administration launched "Operation Uphold Democracy" in Haiti, sending troops to occupy the Caribbean island under the guise of fighting against dictatorship in an effort to restore ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the presidency. The intervention marked the fifth time in less than a decade that US troops were ordered to invade another country in its bid to reassert global hegemony.

Abel Prieto (2019-09-16). Cubanness and Cuban Identity: the Importance of Fernando Ortiz. counterpunch.org This past July 16, the work of Fernando Ortiz was declared a National Heritage. It was a moving moment, charged with a particular electric spirituality, one I shared with Barnet, Eusebio, Torres-Cuevas and others, and an act of justice regarding an essential component of the foundations of our culture and the nation itself. In his More

Stansfield Smith (2019-09-16). Celebrating 50 Years of Venceremos Brigade solidarity with the Cuban Revolution. counterpunch.org This year was the 50th anniversary of the Venceremos Brigade delegations to Cuba, a special affair for Cuba and its Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). We participants can agree with what one former brigadista wrote us, "I went in 1971 and it was one of the most moving experiences of my life. Cuba More

Nick Licata (2019-09-16). Profiles in Courage: the Tories Have It, the Republicans Don't. counterpunch.org As a Senator, John F. Kennedy authored Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage in 1957 to highlight the integrity by eight United States Senators who did what they felt was best for the nation not their party and they suffered accordingly. This week Conservative Party members in Britain's Parliament demonstrated that type of unique political courage. They voted More

Tim Butterworth (2019-09-16). Socialism Made America Great. counterpunch.org From single-payer health care to climate change, the 2020 Democrats have ambitious plans. But these new, grand, and green deals aren't as radical as some make them sound. In fact, big public projects are what made America great. When President Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower took office in 1953, America had been buffeted by the Great Depression More

True Publica (2019-09-16). The Real Brexit Plan — The Singapore Scenario. globalresearch.ca Bloomberg News — August 2nd: Boris Johnson Widens Push for Singapore-Style Free Ports in the UK. Boris Johnson's government is expanding plans to create 10 free ports in the U.K., which he says will boost…

Marjorie Cohn (2019-09-16). The Endless 'War on Terror' Just Suffered a Huge Blow. truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on Truthout. | The U.S. government has used…

Peter Ford (2019-09-16). Eighteen Years after 9/11, Has Al-Qaeda Won the War on Terrorism? globalresearch.ca What blasphemy is this? al-Qaeda has won? Absurd! | Most observers would say reflexively that, eighteen years after 9/11, the U.S. has cut al-Qaeda down to size, and if it has not quelled it altogether the remaining operations against Osama bin …

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-16). 'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Accused of Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Facility Attack. commondreams.org "Congress will not give you the authority to start another disastrous war in the Middle East just because the brutal Saudi dictatorship told you to," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-16). No War for Oil, Say Climate Advocates, as Trump Admin Pushes for Conflict With Iran. commondreams.org "Oil has fueled violence and the climate emergency for far too long." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-16). 'House Democrats Must Not Delay': Progressives, 2020 Contenders Demand Kavanaugh Impeachment Amid New Sexual Misconduct Accusations. commondreams.org "Confirmation is not exoneration. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-09-16). Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" Involving U.S. & Iran. democracynow.org President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, the attacks decreased Saudi's daily oil output by nearly 6 million barrels. While the United States has been quic…

Staff (2019-09-16). Headlines for September 16, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Threatens Military Action Against Iran After Oil Attacks in Saudi Arabia, United Auto Workers Strike to Demand Fair Wages, Healthcare & Job Security from GM, Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy, Calls Mount to Impeach Justice Kavanaugh After NYT Report on Sexual Misconduct, Hong Kong Protesters Appeal to U.S., U.K. as Uprising Shows No Sign of Slowing Down, Outsiders Lead Tunisia's Presidential Exit Polls, Algeria Announces Elections Amid Ongoing Protests Against Ruling Elite, U.K. Judge Says Julian Assange a Flight Risk, Must Remain in Prison, Appeals Court Revives Emoluments Case Against Trump, Felicity Huf…

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2019-09-16). The Democrats and the Climate Crisis. counterpunch.org CNN performed a public service with its Climate Crisis Town Hall in late August 2019. Democratic presidential candidates facing the climate change monster Democratic presidential candidates (Joe Biden (D-former vice president in the Obama administration), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Mayor More

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-16). The Ansarullah's Drone Strike against Saudi Arabia's Oil Facilities Was a Classic "David vs. Goliath" Moment? globalresearch.ca Global Research has published several articles which provide different as well as opposing views of the strikes directed Saudi Arabia's oil facilities. What was the (direct or indirect) role of Iran in these strikes? | *** | This weekend's massive drone strike …

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-16). 1984 Punjab Was the Template for 2019 Kashmir. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2019-09-16). Trump exploits drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities to threaten war against Iran. wsws.org In a menacing threat against Iran, Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit" and that the US was "locked and loaded," implying imminent military strikes.

Berkeley Antifa (2019-09-16). Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure. indybay.org On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.

Lynda Carson (2019-09-16). Linking the gun industry with the NRA, a domestic terrorist organization. indybay.org For the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the gun industry (merchants of death) linked to and supporting the NRA as exhibitors at their 2019 annual meeting last April in Indianapolis, Indiana, it is business as usual for the 883 exhibitors!

Lynda Carson (2019-09-16). Outing the Board Members of the NRA. indybay.org It seems that NOW is the time to take this a step further and expose some of the Board Members of the notorious NRA, a domestic terrorist organization!

United Nations (2019-09-16). Genocide threat for Myanmar's Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council. un.org Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to "erase their identity and remove them from the country", UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.

commondreams (2019-09-16). NIAC's Statement on President Trump's Tweet Concerning Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities. commondreams.org ______________________________…

William Astore (2019-09-16). The Ultra-Costly, Underwhelming F-35 Fighter: A Wasteful Weapon for America's Forever Wars. commondreams.org The F-35 isn't simply a product of the naked greed and power of the military-industrial-congressional complex. In a strange way, it also reflects the ongoing love affair Americans have had with weaponry of every sort. It's about, you might say, the 1.5 trillion ways we worship warplanes and everything they mean to us. (Photo: Forsvarsdepartementet/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2019-09-16). USDA's Dangerous Plan to Privatize Hog Slaughter Inspection Moves Forward. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Eds. (2019-09-16). Russia has 'oligarchs,' the U.S. has 'businessmen'. mronline.org In 150 NYT, CNN and Fox articles, 'oligarch' seems reserved for Slavic billionaires | Source

Robert Hunziker (2019-09-16). Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis. counterpunch.org Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water? Addressing the issue, Japan's environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada held a news conference (September 2019). Unfortunately, he proffered the following advice: "The More

Paul Street (2019-09-16). Joe Biden's Answer to Slavery's Legacy: Phonographs for the Poor. counterpunch.org The corporate media talking-head commentary on the third Democratic presidential debate last Thursday night focused on two things: Beto O'Rourke's call for a federal confiscation of the nation's assault weapons and Julian Castro's attempt to humiliate Joe Biden by suggesting that the former vice president had forgotten what he said about his health care reform program two minutes before. More

Jonathan Cook (2019-09-16). Brexit Reveals Jeremy Corbyn to be the True Moderate. counterpunch.org If there is an upside to Brexit, it is this: it has made it increasingly hard to present Jeremy Corbyn, contrary to everything the corporate media has been telling us for the past four years, as anything but a political moderate. In truth, he is one of the few moderates left in British — or maybe that should read English — politics right now. The fact that still isn't obvious to many in Britain is a sign of their — not his — extremism. More

Juan Cole (2019-09-16). Trump Awaits Orders From Saudis; and Why the Houthis Could Have Done It. commondreams.org The Houthis have the most motive of any of these actors, since the Saudis have dropped thousands of bombs on them for nearly four and a half years. (Photo: Saudi Aramco plant in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia/Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters/Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Chris Hedges (2019-09-16). Our Invisible Government. commondreams.org When an [intelligence service] uses dirty tricks, provides billions of dollars in weapons to renegade militias and Islamic radicals, overthrows governments and assassinates leaders, leaving in its wake mayhem and disasters it did not foresee, it has failed. (Photo: Mr. Fish) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Iran Rejects US Accusations of Attack on Saudi Arabia. telesurenglish.net Iran's government dismissed Sunday the United States' claim that Tehran is behind the attacks on Saudi oil facilities, and as warmongering rhetoric escalates fears of an all-out Iran-U.S. conflict reignite in the region. | RELATED: | Yemen: Houthis Attack Saudi Oil Fields, Cut 50% of Kingdom's Output | "Iran has now launched an unprecedented…

Tyler Durden (2019-09-15). Ready for "Full-Fledged" War: Iran Responds to US Claim It Launched Saudi Oil Attack. theantimedia.com Iran has warned it stands ready for a "full-fledged" war with the United States.

RT (2019-09-15). Trump authorized release of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve if needed to keep markets supplied. rt.com US President Donald Trump says he greenlighted the release of oil from the US strategic reserves and ordered pipeline approvals to be streamlined to keep the oil market "well-supplied," following the attacks on Saudi Aramco. | The drone strikes on Saudi Arabia's largest oil processing plant in Abqaiq and another oil facility have cut the state-run oil giant's daily production in half, sending Saudi stocks into a nosedive and sparking fears that oil prices could hit triple digits. | In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump said the US would draw from its oil reserves "if needed, in a to-be-determined amount suffi…

The Canary (2019-09-15). Refugee boats carrying children, women and men intercepted after French camp clearances. thecanary.co Small boats carrying children, women and men have been intercepted off the Kent coast after a wave of refugee camp clearances in France.At least two Border Force vessels, carrying what appeared to be around a dozen refugees and asylum seekers in orange life-vests, were seen pulling into Dover on Sunday morning.It is understood more UK-bound boats were caught before reaching British shores — although events are still unfolding.The Home Office said it was "aware of ongoing incidents".A couple thought to be migrants after being brought to shore by Border Force officers (Gareth Fuller/PA)It comes days after Bord…

Afroze Fatima Zaidi (2019-09-15). In the wake of Netanyahu's racist campaigning, it's time for the world to hold the Israeli state to account. thecanary.co Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is running for re-election, and in a bid to strengthen his support he has promised to annex even more areas of the occupied West Bank. This would mean giving the Israeli state sovereignty over what is currently recognised as Palestinian territory. | "The nail in the coffin" for any hope of peace: | Netanyahu's latest move has been widely condemned. For many, it's not only detrimenta…

teleSUR (2019-09-15). #NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends With 13m Signatures Expected. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | RELATED: | Maduro: 12m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to be Presented to UN | "In every corner of the planet, we have seen the #NoMoreTrump campaign because it is a feeling that has expanded to the peoples of the world. This campaign symbo…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-15). Venezuela Probes Guaido over Photos with Colombian Drug Traffickers. venezuelanalysis.com Los Rastrojos have been accused of drug smuggling, extortion, and targeted killings.

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Turkey: Russian S-400 Missile Delivery Complete, Active in 2020. telesurenglish.net Turkey's defense ministry informed Sunday that the delivery of the second battery of Russian S-400 missile defense systems has been completed, adding that it would become operational by April 2020 despite United States threats. | RELATED: | Trump Won't Allow S-400 Deal to Harm Turkish-US Ties: Erdogan | "They (U.S. officials) told us 'don't activate them and we can sort this out', but we told them that we didn't buy these systems as a prop," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusgl…

Fight Back (2019-09-15). USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus. fightbacknews.org Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…

RT (2019-09-15). SPY PIGEONS & KILLER CIGARS: Weird ways CIA tried to win the Cold War. rt.com The CIA has declassified documents revealing its Cold War spy pigeons program, the latest revelation of the truly bizarre lengths the US went to, which included killer cigars, trained dolphins, and acoustic kitties. | Pigeon spies: | The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has declassified details of its secret spy-pigeon mission during the Cold War, named 'Tacana'. It used the birds to secretly photograph sites inside the Soviet Union. The avian species was chosen because of their ability to navigate their way back home, and they apparently flew their missions while expensive cameras were strapped to th…

RT (2019-09-15). Yang says SNL novice should not be fired over Chinese racial slur, drowned out by PC crowd. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said that Saturday Night Live's new hire Shane Gillis should not be sacked for making a tasteless joke after a clip of him mocking Chinatowns resurfaced, setting Twitter alight. | Yang, a son of immigrants from Taiwan, struck a distinctly different tone from most online warriors when he said he would be "happy to sit down and talk" with Gillis about the ill-fated clip that resurfaced on Friday. The video shows the comedian tearing into Chinatowns and their inhabitants. | "Damn, Chinatown is f**king nuts," Gillis says in the clip, referring to the ability of Chi…

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The governments of Cuba, Uruguay and Nicaragua have strongly rejected the TIAR treaty activation against Venezuela, which could authorize the use of military force against Caracas government if the countries part of the treaty deemed it a threat to security or peace in the region. | RELATED: | Venezuelan FM Calls TIAR 'Dead', Denounces Its Activation | Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, denounced the embarrassing decision of activating TIAR as he called it "a poorly legally supported…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-15). The Myth of the Cold War: 74 Years Ago, Secret September 1945 Plan to "Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map" globalresearch.ca Seventy four years ago, on September 15, 1945, the US released a secret document which consisted in waging a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas of the Soviet Union, which at the time was an ally of …

Staff (2019-09-15). 10 Things You Need to Know About the Fires in the Amazon. truthout.org | | The world is watching in horror as pictures circulate of huge stretches of the Amazon rainforest in flames, but these are no ordinary wildfires. They were set on purpose to generate immense profit for a few multinational companies and the bourgeois governments that support them. Urgent action and mobilization of working people and activists around the world is necessary to put an end to the capitalist exploitation that is destroying one of the Earth's most important ecological regions. Here's what you nee…

Fréa Lockley (2019-09-15). I was one of the Canary journalists arrested at the world's largest arms fair. Here's why. thecanary.co Last week I was arrested. Police put me in handcuffs three times. I was just one of many people taking direct action to try and stop the world's largest arms fair — Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI). | I paddled a kayak straight towards warships and sat in front of arms trucks. My body still aches and bruises from handcuffs deepen darker every day. But that really doesn't matter. I'd do it all again without a second thought. Because those minuscule injuries pale into insignificance in the face of why we protested…

splcenter (2019-09-15). Remembering the Birmingham church bombing. splcenter.org Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Israeli Gov't Legalizes Colony in Palestinian Jordan's Valley. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled for far-right voter support two days before an election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal status for an unauthorised outpost. | RELATED: | Apartheid': Palestinians Can't Vote in Israeli Election Set to Decide on Their Lands' Fate | Netanyahu's caretaker government met on Sunday in the Jordan Valley, a largely agricultural area which he announced on Tuesday that…

teleSUR (2019-09-15). Lula Da Silva: 'They Thought Lies Were Going To Win'. telesurenglish.net "I'm turning 73 years old but I've got the energy of a 20-year-old boy", said former President Lula Da Silva during his first interview to an Argentinian diary since he was imprisoned April 7, 2018. Sitting behind a small desk and guarded by a police officer, he confessed he has planned to live 120 years, therefore, he needs a lot of strength because otherwise "life would be boring". | RELATED: | Prosecutors Hid Evidence to Keep Lula From Becoming Minister in 2016 | The…

Aaron Kesel (2019-09-15). Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes. theantimedia.com In Brazil, a genetic engineering test of mosquitoes appears to have failed.

teleSUR (2019-09-15). West African Presidents Pledge US$1 Billion to Fight Terrorism. telesurenglish.net The head of the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) announced Saturday that West African leaders pledged US$1 billion to fight the constantly growing threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region. | RELATED: | Bomb Explodes Under Bus in Mali, at Least 14 Killed | The fifteen state members of the ECOWAS joined by the presidents of Mauritania and Chad met for an extraordinary summit on Sept. 12 in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, to talk about issues related t…

Staff (2019-09-15). Hydro-Quebec Ends Cyber-Security Agreement With Israel Electric Corporation. therealnews.com Lawyer John Philpott discusses BDS Quebec's campaign against cyber-cooperation between Hydro-Quebec and IEC…

Aaron Maté (2019-09-15). Outing of CIA's Kremlin mole echoes Iraq WMD hoax. thegrayzone.com The outing of a CIA informant inside of the Kremlin raises new questions about the Russia investigation and the intelligence…

Murtaza Hussain (2019-09-15). Industrialized Militaries Are a Bigger Part of the Climate Emergency Than You Know. theintercept.com Not only do conflicts leave a poisoned landscape in their wake, but the U.S. military has a larger carbon footprint than most countries on earth.

unitedEditor (2019-09-15). 'I Rule the White House': Will Bolton's ouster help Trump facilitate US-Iran negotiations? uwidata.com Most analysts agree that Donald Trump's main motivation for dismissing his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, was that Bolton had been giving off the impression that he was the real decision-maker in the White House, while the president was merely a talking puppet. Looking at Trump's career, even before coming into office, it is clear …

United Nations (2019-09-15). Guterres calls for 'maximum restraint' following drone assault on key Saudi oil facility. un.org The UN Secretary-General appealed on Sunday for "maximum restraint" following a wave of drone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, against two Saudi Arabian-based petroleum processing facilities, which threaten to disrupt global oil supplies.

2019-09-16: Social Media Postees

US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks
Common Dreams | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
(CD) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations. "It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of …

US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks

Oiling for War: The Houthi Attack on The world's Largest Oil Processing Facility at Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
The attack on the world's largest oil processing facility at Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia southwest of Aramco's headquarters in Dhahran had a few predictable responses. Given that the facility has a daily output of some 5.7 million barrels, damaging it …
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Trump Exploits Drone Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities to Threaten War Against Iran
Peter Symonds | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Drone strikes on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday by Yemen's Houthi rebels have triggered concerns about a potential major disruption in global oil supplies and a spike in oil prices. The attack, in retaliation for the brutal …
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Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-16
| President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, th…
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Threatening New War for Oil, Donald Trump Calls His Own Offer of Iran Talks "Fake News"
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-16
As he threatened to bomb Iran at Saudi Arabia's behest, Trump also intensified his battle with objective reality, by denying his own prior comments.
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"Drone Attack" on Saudi Oil — Who Benefits?
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Huge blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen's Houthis or Iran were responsible. | The BBC in its …
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Iranian Drones Launched from Iraq Carried Out Attacks on Saudi Oil Plants
David Hearst | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
The strikes which paralysed the Saudi oil industry on Saturday morning, forcing it to halve its output of crude oil, were made by Iranian drones launched from Hashd al-Shaabi bases in southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi intelligence official has told …
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Impact on Yemeni Attack on Saudi ARAMCO Oil Facilities
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
PressTV Interview with Peter Koenig 15 September 2019 Enhanced and partial transcript of a PressTV Interview Background Saudi Arabia says the recent drone attacks on the state-run oil company Aramco led to a temporary closure of its facilities and disrupted the kingdom's oil production and exports. [Saudi] Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman said the attacks …
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Satellite Images Reveal It Could Take "Months" to Fix Saudi Oil Facility
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
"We think this is a months fix, not days/weeks. Oil going up even higher."

Satellite Images Reveal It Could Take "Months" to Fix Saudi Oil Facility

Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-16
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran's semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Tugboat Carrying Suspected Smuggled Oil | "It was detained near Iran's Greater Tunb island in the Persian Gulf…the crew have been handed over to legal authorities in the southern Hormozgan province," ISNA said, without elaborating on the nationalities of…
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Farewell, John Bolton
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
The firing (or, he insists, the resignation) of John Bolton as national security special assistant is being treated by some observers as a great loss for coherence and professionalism in the conduct of US foreign policy. Josh Rogin at the Washington Post, for example, writes on September 11:…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/16/farewell-joh…

A Plea to the Youth of Hong Kong
Dr Marcus Papadopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Dr Marcus Steven Papadopoulos, a British political journalist, and the founder and editor of Politics First magazine wrote a letter to the Youth of Hong Kong to safeguard their region from British and American colonialism and defend the independence, …
globalresearch.ca/plea-youth-hong-kong/5…

In Kashmir, Lockdown Leaves People Trapped in Their Homes
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-16
| During Eid al-Adha, the biggest Muslim holiday of year, the streets in Srinagar, Kashmir are usually thronging with people making last-minute preparations for the festivities. This year, the state's largest city was a ghost town. Shops were shuttered, and the markets, which should have been bustling with people buying meat for the feast, were deserted. | Most mosques were inaccessible to residents and the two largest in the city, Jamia Masjid and Alia Mosque, where tens of thousands gather to pray, were l…
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Spectacles of the Demolition of the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and the Revocation of the Autonomous Status of Kashmir
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
While the conflation of religion and politics by the ruling party of a "democratic" and "secular" India gnaws at those of us who are invested in pluralism, those Indian-Americans who are closely aligned with the upsurge of Hindutva nationalism are gearing up to welcome Prime Minister Modi in Houston on September 22nd. These transnational subjects, safely…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/16/spectacles-o…

#NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends with 13m Signatures Expected
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | "In every corner | …
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What Role Did the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Soviet Entry into the War Play in Japan's Decision to Surrender in the Pacific War?
Dr. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, a US citizen who was born in Japan, has taught in both countries. Applying his specialized knowledge of Russian history to an analysis of the US decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan, he challenges the prevailing …
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Japan-Russia Relations, The Kuril Islands Dispute and the Revival of Suzuki Muneo
James Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
At the start of the 2000s, Suzuki Muneo was one of the most prominent politicians in Japan. Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1983, Suzuki eventually served eight terms. He became a powerful figure in | …
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Russia has 'oligarchs,' the U.S. has 'businessmen'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-16
In 150 NYT, CNN and Fox articles, 'oligarch' seems reserved for Slavic billionaires | Source…
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Will the IMF, FED, Negative Interest and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. Madame Christine Lagarde, as chief of the IMF had a heavy hand in the annihilation …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/will-the-imf-…

Chicago elected officials to join human rights delegation to Philippines Consulate
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-16
Chicago, IL – On September 16, community, civil rights, faith-based and peace activists will join 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 33rd Ward Alderman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez and State Representative Jaime Andrade (40th District) in a delegation to the Consulate General of the Philippines, 11: 00 a.m.,122 S. Michigan Avenue. | The delegation will deliver a letter to Consul General Gina Jamoralin with regards to Brandon Lee, an American citizen who was shot in Ifugao, Philippines. Lee is a human rights activist and a native of San Francisco. | Lee was attacked by suspected elements of the 54th Infantry Batt…
fightbacknews.org/2019/9/15/chicago-elec…

Hot Stuff on the Afghan Peace Deal Snafu
Michael Doliner | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
Do you want to know the real reason Trump canceled the peace talks with the Taliban? Okay, here's the hot poop. Our satellites detected goats. Yes, you read that correctly, goats, goats in goated communities. There was no mistake. Goats grazed on some of them there hills in Afghanistan. Now of course, goats, by themselves,…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/16/hot-stuff-on…

Empires are a secret until they start falling
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-16
In the past, we have written about the 2020s as a decade when the United States Empire will end. This is based on Alfred McCoy's predictions (listen to our interview with him on Clearing the FOG). Sociologist and peace scholar John Galtung believes US Empire will fall much faster, losing world dominance by 2020. Much of what he…
nationofchange.org/2019/09/16/empires-ar…

Avalanche-Level Liar Trump Learned Art of Deception from the Pros: US Corporations
Ralph Nader | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
For avalanche-level lying, deceiving, and misleading, mega-mimic Donald Trump need look no further than the history of the corporate advertising industry and the firms that pay them. | Dissembling is so deeply ingrained in commercial culture that the Federal Trade Commission …
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Why Is Julian Assange Being Tortured to Death?
Karen Kwiatkowski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
I think we already know the answer. We need to go further and try and understand what this partially veiled, but completely serious, US and UK destruction of a modern journalist means for all of us. | Assange is an advocate …
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The Torture and Murder of Julian Assange
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Back in May, retired USAF lieutenant colonel Karen Kwiatkowski said the CIA's "Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being 'treated' with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ." | On September 14, Kwiatkowski …
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Julian Assange: The World's Most Important Political Prisoner
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
We are now just one week away from the end of Julian Assange's uniquely lengthy imprisonment for bail violation. He will receive parole from the rest of that sentence, but will continue to be imprisoned on remand awaiting his …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-the-wor…

British Judge Jails Assange Indefinitely, Despite End of Prison Sentence
Oscar Grenfell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
In a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court yesterday morning, British District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange will remain in prison, despite the fact that his custodial sentence for "absconding" bail expires on September 22. | The ruling …
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John McDonnell will make Amazon pay its 'fair share of tax'
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2019-09-16
John McDonnell announced that a Labour government would not award public sector contracts to companies such as Amazon who avoid tax. McDonnell said: We would do whatever it takes to make sure that companies like Amazon pay their fair share of tax. | And research into the tech giant reveals just h…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/09/16/john-mcdonnel…

The Endless 'War on Terror' Just Suffered a Huge Blow
Marjorie Cohn | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
This piece originally appeared on Truthout. | The U.S. government has used…
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Joe Biden's Answer to Slavery's Legacy: Phonographs for the Poor
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
The corporate media talking-head commentary on the third Democratic presidential debate last Thursday night focused on two things: Beto O'Rourke's call for a federal confiscation of the nation's assault weapons and Julian Castro's attempt to humiliate Joe Biden by suggesting that the former vice president had forgotten what he said about his health care reform program two minutes before.
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Recalling the hundreds of thousands of civilian victims of America's endless 'war on terror'
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-16
It's time we as a nation gave some thought to and did some penance for all those civilian deaths and combatant deaths as we remember 9-11.
nationofchange.org/2019/09/16/recalling-…

Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water? Addressing the issue, Japan's environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada held a news conference (September 2019). Unfortunately, he proffered the following advice:…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/16/fukushimas-r…

The Barbarity of US-NATO, War Propaganda and the "Rule of International Law"
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Greetings delegates and organizers. My name is Mark Taliano. I am a writer and Research Associate at the Center For Research on Globalization (Global Research). | My book, Voices from Syria, and my website marktaliano.net represent my efforts to take …
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Altruists of the World Unite!
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
The biggest joke on the planet may be the phrase "national security." It almost always justifies something brutal, whether outright murder (a.k.a. war) or climate apartheid — the rejection and condemnation of refugees who are fleeing terrible conditions in their homeland, often created or intensified by climate change. Thus Mark Morgan, acting director of U.S.
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Landmines: Reclaiming the Community One Bomb at a Time: The View from Indochina
Ted Lieverman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Ending a war is like stopping a heavy truck. Even when you slam on the brakes, the mass and inertia of the conflict takes a very long time to halt; the violence might end but the effects can reverberate through | …
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The Adelsons May Have Cut Ties with Netanyahu More than a Year Ago–And No One Noticed
Marsha B. Cohen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
In the days leading up to the Israeli election on Sept. 17, President Donald Trump appears to have left Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu twisting in the wind. | While most observers have been attributing Trump's cooling toward Netanyahu to either …
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The U.S. war machine: Global enforcer of "business as usual"
Marcus Nells | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-16
Is a "green war machine" possible?
liberationnews.org/the-u-s-war-machine-g…

Canada's media join Conservatives in pushing for RCMP to play key role in election outcome
wsws.org | 2019-09-16
The Trudeau government is a pro-austerity, pro-war government that must be implacably opposed by the working class. But in doing so, it must lend no support to the reactionary intrigues of the Tories and their media allies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/16/sncl…

Why Mattis is No Hero
Paul Atwood | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
Last week the corporate media were going all out to lionize former Marine General and Secretary of Defense James Mattis in tandem with the publication of Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, his memoir of his lengthy career (Co-authored with former Undersecretary of Defense, Bing West, also a marine officer and veteran of Vietnam). As this celebratory gala of war and warrior hood lapses yet another military idol will have joined the pantheon. When George H.W. Bush launched Desert Storm in 1991 and "kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all" he also claimed to re-elevate the glory of the American way of war where…
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The Cost of Wanting to Tell the Truth: Global Research Needs Your Support
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Dear Readers, | we cannot cover our monthly costs. In what effectively amounts to online …
globalresearch.ca/the-cost-of-wanting-to…

Freedom in Sight for Mumia Abu-Jamal?
Prison Radio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Freedom is now in sight. New evidence, recently found, and surpressed for decades could be the key to relief for Mumia Abu-Jamal. | Joe McGill and Ed Rendell, trial prosecutor and DA, respectively, manipulated evidence and framed Mumia Abu-Jamal …
globalresearch.ca/freedom-sight-mumia-ab…

World's Most Expensive UK Railway Project at £100 Billion, Derailed Before Any Track Actually Laid
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Britain's proposed HS2 high-speed rail link that would cost more than £400m per mile to complete would make it the most expensive railway on Earth, according to new estimates commissioned by the UK Department for Transport. | According to these calculations, …
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As David Cameron Resurfaces 'Broken Britain' Disintegrates
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
David Cameron has no shame whatsoever. He has, cynically, come out of hiding — simply to promote his new book and make some money from an ongoing catastrophe of his making. For the last three years he hid from the …
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The ultra-costly, underwhelming F-35 fighter
WIlliam Astore | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-16
How are you with numbers? I can deal with $1.5 million. I think I can even imagine $1.5 billion, a sum a thousand times greater. But how about a million times greater: $1.5 trillion? That happens to be the estimated cost of the Pentagon's program to build, deploy, and maintain the no-longer-so-new F-35 jet fighter over its lifetime. How can any people invest so much in a technology whose…
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America's Biggest Investment Is Nothing but a Waste
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
How are you with numbers? I can deal with $1.5 million. I think I can even imagine $1.5 billion, a sum a thousand times greater. But how about a million times greater: $1.5 trillion? That happens to be the estimated cost of the Pentagon's program to build, deploy, and maintain the no-longer-so-new F-35 jet fighter over its lifetime. How can any people invest so much in a technology whose fun…
truthdig.com/articles/americas-biggest-i…

This week in history: September 16-22
wsws.org | 2019-09-16
25 years ago: Clinton orders US invasion of HaitiOn September 19, 1994, the Clinton administration launched "Operation Uphold Democracy" in Haiti, sending troops to occupy the Caribbean island under the guise of fighting against dictatorship in an effort to restore ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the presidency. The intervention marked the fifth time in less than a decade that US troops were ordered to invade another country in its bid to reassert global hegemony.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/16/twih…

Biden Taking Iraq Lies to the Max
Sam Husseini | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
Presidential candidate Joe Biden is adding lies on top of lies to cover up his backing of the Iraq invasion. At last week's ABC/DNC debate Biden lied about his Iraq record, just like he did at the first two debates. In the July debate, Biden claimed: "From the moment 'shock and awe' started, from that moment, I was opposed to the effort, and I was outspoken as much as anyone at all in the Congress."
counterpunch.org/2019/09/16/biden-taking…

Cubanness and Cuban Identity: the Importance of Fernando Ortiz
Abel Prieto | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
This past July 16, the work of Fernando Ortiz was declared a National Heritage. It was a moving moment, charged with a particular electric spirituality, one I shared with Barnet, Eusebio, Torres-Cuevas and others, and an act of justice regarding an essential component of the foundations of our culture and the nation itself. In his…
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Socialism Made America Great
Tim Butterworth | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
From single-payer health care to climate change, the 2020 Democrats have ambitious plans. But these new, grand, and green deals aren't as radical as some make them sound. In fact, big public projects are what made America great. When President Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower took office in 1953, America had been buffeted by the Great Depression…
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Celebrating 50 Years of Venceremos Brigade solidarity with the Cuban Revolution
Stansfield Smith | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
This year was the 50th anniversary of the Venceremos Brigade delegations to Cuba, a special affair for Cuba and its Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). We participants can agree with what one former brigadista wrote us,…
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Trump, Trade and China
Jeff Mackler | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
Rarely a day passes when one or another U.S. ruling class institution or personality fails to criticize President Trump's unilateral imposition of ever increasing and broad-ranging protective tariffs against Chinese imports. Trump's critics include the Democratic Party as well as leading Republicans, the prestigious corporate "newspaper of record," The New York Times and the aptly dubbed…
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Profiles in Courage: the Tories Have It, the Republicans Don't
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
As a Senator, John F. Kennedy authored Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage in 1957 to highlight the integrity by eight United States Senators who did what they felt was best for the nation not their party and they suffered accordingly. This week Conservative Party members in Britain's Parliament demonstrated that type of unique political courage. They voted…
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More refugees rescued after trying to seek safety across the Channel
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-16
Another group of refugees is thought to have been rescued off the Kent coast as the wave of people trying to cross the Channel from France in small boats continues.On Monday morning, a group of people draped in blankets were seen being brought ashore at the Port of Dover by Border Force officials.The group — thought to number 12 and mostly men with at least one woman — were searched, handed over to immigration officials and taken away in a van after coming ashore at around 11am.A group of people thought to be refugees brought to shore by Border Force officers at the Port of Dover in Kent on Monday (Gare…
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Right-wing gains force Germany's Left Party to rethink its strategy
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-16
BERLIN–Sharp gains early this month for the neo-fascist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, coupled with falling support in both states for the Left Party, Die Linke, have the German left more worried than they have been in a long time. In both states, the extreme right …
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The Real Brexit Plan — The Singapore Scenario
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Bloomberg News — August 2nd: Boris Johnson Widens Push for Singapore-Style Free Ports in the UK. Boris Johnson's government is expanding plans to create 10 free ports in the U.K., which he says will boost…
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Brexit Reveals Jeremy Corbyn to be the True Moderate
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
If there is an upside to Brexit, it is this: it has made it increasingly hard to present Jeremy Corbyn, contrary to everything the corporate media has been telling us for the past four years, as anything but a political moderate. In truth, he is one of the few moderates left in British — or maybe that should read English — politics right now. The fact that still isn't obvious to many in Britain is a sign of their — not his — extremism.
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Eighteen Years after 9/11, Has Al-Qaeda Won the War on Terrorism?
Peter Ford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
What blasphemy is this? al-Qaeda has won? Absurd! | Most observers would say reflexively that, eighteen years after 9/11, the U.S. has cut al-Qaeda down to size, and if it has not quelled it altogether the remaining operations against Osama bin …
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'Saudi Arabia First': Trump Accused of Letting Saudis Dictate US Foreign Policy After Oil Facility Attack
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
"Congress will not give you the authority to start another disastrous war in the Middle East just because the brutal Saudi dictatorship told you to," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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No War for Oil, Say Climate Advocates, as Trump Admin Pushes for Conflict With Iran
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
"Oil has fueled violence and the climate emergency for far too long." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'House Democrats Must Not Delay': Progressives, 2020 Contenders Demand Kavanaugh Impeachment Amid New Sexual Misconduct Accusations
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
"Confirmation is not exoneration. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" Involving U.S. & Iran
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-16
President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, the attacks decreased Saudi's daily oil output by nearly 6 million barrels. While the United States has been quic…
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The Democrats and the Climate Crisis
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
CNN performed a public service with its Climate Crisis Town Hall in late August 2019. Democratic presidential candidates facing the climate change monster Democratic presidential candidates (Joe Biden (D-former vice president in the Obama administration), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Mayor…
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The Ansarullah's Drone Strike against Saudi Arabia's Oil Facilities Was a Classic "David vs. Goliath" Moment?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Global Research has published several articles which provide different as well as opposing views of the strikes directed Saudi Arabia's oil facilities. What was the (direct or indirect) role of Iran in these strikes? | *** | This weekend's massive drone strike …
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1984 Punjab Was the Template for 2019 Kashmir
Andrew Korybko | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-09-16
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Trump exploits drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities to threaten war against Iran
wsws.org | 2019-09-16
In a menacing threat against Iran, Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit" and that the US was "locked and loaded," implying imminent military strikes.
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Third Annual Far-Right Gathering in Berkeley Continues Record of Failure
Berkeley Antifa | indybay.org | 2019-09-16
On Sunday, September 1, a small collection of bored and lonely far-right activists gathered in Berkeley, CA for what was dubbed the "Third Annual March Against Communism." Despite the massive police presence and resources committed to protecting this tiny group of confused conspiracy theorists, community mobilization kept Berkeley locals safe and ultimately pushed back the far-right's attempted advances.
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Linking the gun industry with the NRA, a domestic terrorist organization
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-09-16
For the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the gun industry (merchants of death) linked to and supporting the NRA as exhibitors at their 2019 annual meeting last April in Indianapolis, Indiana, it is business as usual for the 883 exhibitors!
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Outing the Board Members of the NRA
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-09-16
It seems that NOW is the time to take this a step further and expose some of the Board Members of the notorious NRA, a domestic terrorist organization!
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Genocide threat for Myanmar's Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-16
Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to "erase their identity and remove them from the country", UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.
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NIAC's Statement on President Trump's Tweet Concerning Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities
commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
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Trump Awaits Orders From Saudis; and Why the Houthis Could Have Done It
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
The Houthis have the most motive of any of these actors, since the Saudis have dropped thousands of bombs on them for nearly four and a half years. (Photo: Saudi Aramco plant in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia/Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters/Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Our Invisible Government
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
When an [intelligence service] uses dirty tricks, provides billions of dollars in weapons to renegade militias and Islamic radicals, overthrows governments and assassinates leaders, leaving in its wake mayhem and disasters it did not foresee, it has failed. (Photo: Mr. Fish) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Ultra-Costly, Underwhelming F-35 Fighter: A Wasteful Weapon for America's Forever Wars
William Astore | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
The F-35 isn't simply a product of the naked greed and power of the military-industrial-congressional complex. In a strange way, it also reflects the ongoing love affair Americans have had with weaponry of every sort. It's about, you might say, the 1.5 trillion ways we worship warplanes and everything they mean to us. (Photo: Forsvarsdepartementet/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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USDA's Dangerous Plan to Privatize Hog Slaughter Inspection Moves Forward
commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
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Ready for "Full-Fledged" War: Iran Responds to US Claim It Launched Saudi Oil Attack
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-15
Iran has warned it stands ready for a "full-fledged" war with the United States.

Ready for "Full-Fledged" War: Iran Responds to US Claim It Launched Saudi Oil Attack

Iran Rejects US Accusations of Attack on Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
Iran's government dismissed Sunday the United States' claim that Tehran is behind the attacks on Saudi oil facilities, and as warmongering rhetoric escalates fears of an all-out Iran-U.S. conflict reignite in the region. | RELATED: | Yemen: Houthis Attack Saudi Oil Fields, Cut 50% of Kingdom's Output | "Iran has now launched an unprecedented…
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Trump authorized release of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve if needed to keep markets supplied
rt.com | 2019-09-15
US President Donald Trump says he greenlighted the release of oil from the US strategic reserves and ordered pipeline approvals to be streamlined to keep the oil market "well-supplied," following the attacks on Saudi Aramco. | The drone strikes on Saudi Arabia's largest oil processing plant in Abqaiq and another oil facility have cut the state-run oil giant's daily production in half, sending Saudi stocks into a nosedive and sparking fears that oil prices could hit triple digits. | In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump said the US would draw from its oil reserves "if needed, in a to-be-determined amount suffi…
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Refugee boats carrying children, women and men intercepted after French camp clearances
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-15
Small boats carrying children, women and men have been intercepted off the Kent coast after a wave of refugee camp clearances in France.At least two Border Force vessels, carrying what appeared to be around a dozen refugees and asylum seekers in orange life-vests, were seen pulling into Dover on Sunday morning.It is understood more UK-bound boats were caught before reaching British shores — although events are still unfolding.The Home Office said it was "aware of ongoing incidents".A couple thought to be migrants after being brought to shore by Border Force officers (Gareth Fuller/PA)It comes days after Bord…
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In the wake of Netanyahu's racist campaigning, it's time for the world to hold the Israeli state to account
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-15
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is running for re-election, and in a bid to strengthen his support he has promised to annex even more areas of the occupied West Bank. This would mean giving the Israeli state sovereignty over what is currently recognised as Palestinian territory. | "The nail in the coffin" for any hope of peace: | Netanyahu's latest move has been widely condemned. For many, it's not only detrimenta…
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AOC's Face Burned in Republican Party Video to Slam Socialism
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
The United States Congresswoman Ilhan Omar slammed a video aired during the Democratic Debate Thursday which showed her fellow Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez's burning face while a former congressional candidate spo…
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#NoMoreTrump Campaign Ends With 13m Signatures Expected
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
The Venezuelan government wrapped up the international #NoMoreTrump campaign Sunday as thousands gathered in the Bolivar plazas, communities and neighborhoods of the country to sign the petition calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade. | RELATED: | Maduro: 12m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to be Presented to UN |…
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Venezuela Probes Guaido over Photos with Colombian Drug Traffickers
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-15
Los Rastrojos have been accused of drug smuggling, extortion, and targeted killings.
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Turkey: Russian S-400 Missile Delivery Complete, Active in 2020
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
Turkey's defense ministry informed Sunday that the delivery of the second battery of Russian S-400 missile defense systems has been completed, adding that it would become operational by April 2020 despite United States threats. | RELATED: | Trump Won't Allow S-400 Deal to Harm Turkish-US Ties: Erdogan | "They (U.S. officials) told us 'don't activate them and we can sort this out', but we told them that we didn't buy these systems as a prop," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusgl…
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USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-15
Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…
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SPY PIGEONS & KILLER CIGARS: Weird ways CIA tried to win the Cold War
rt.com | 2019-09-15
The CIA has declassified documents revealing its Cold War spy pigeons program, the latest revelation of the truly bizarre lengths the US went to, which included killer cigars, trained dolphins, and acoustic kitties. | Pigeon spies: | The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has declassified details of its secret spy-pigeon mission during the Cold War, named 'Tacana'. It used the birds to secretly photograph sites inside the Soviet Union. The avian species was chosen because of their ability to navigate their way back home, and they apparently flew their missions while expensive cameras were strapped to th…
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Yang says SNL novice should not be fired over Chinese racial slur, drowned out by PC crowd
rt.com | 2019-09-15
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said that Saturday Night Live's new hire Shane Gillis should not be sacked for making a tasteless joke after a clip of him mocking Chinatowns resurfaced, setting Twitter alight. | Yang, a son of immigrants from Taiwan, struck a distinctly different tone from most online warriors when he said he would be "happy to sit down and talk" with Gillis about the ill-fated clip that resurfaced on Friday. The video shows the comedian tearing into Chinatowns and their inhabitants. | "Damn, Chinatown is f**king nuts," Gillis says in the clip, referring to the ability of Chi…
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Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua Reject TIAR Treaty Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
The governments of Cuba, Uruguay and Nicaragua have strongly rejected the TIAR treaty activation against Venezuela, which could authorize the use of military force against Caracas government if the countries part of the treaty deemed it a threat to security or peace in the region. | RELATED: | Venezuelan FM Calls TIAR 'Dead', Denounces Its Activation | Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, denounced the embarrassing decision of activating TIAR as he called it "a poorly legally supported…
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The Myth of the Cold War: 74 Years Ago, Secret September 1945 Plan to "Wipe the Soviet Union off the Map"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-15
Seventy four years ago, on September 15, 1945, the US released a secret document which consisted in waging a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas of the Soviet Union, which at the time was an ally of …
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10 Things You Need to Know About the Fires in the Amazon
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-15
| The world is watching in horror as pictures circulate of huge stretches of the Amazon rainforest in flames, but these are no ordinary wildfires. They were set on purpose to generate immense profit for a few multinational companies and the bourgeois governments that support them. Urgent action and mobilization of working people and activists around the world is necessary to put an end to the capitalist exploitation that is destroying one of the Earth's most important ecological regions. Here's what you nee…
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I was one of the Canary journalists arrested at the world's largest arms fair. Here's why
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-09-15
Last week I was arrested. Police put me in handcuffs three times. I was just one of many people taking direct action to try and stop the world's largest arms fair — Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI). | I paddled a kayak straight towards warships and sat in front of arms trucks. My body still aches and bruises from handcuffs deepen darker every day. But that really doesn't matter. I'd do it all again without a second thought. Because those minuscule injuries pale into insignificance in the face of why we protested…
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Everyone's raving about Netflix's Unbelievable, and with good reason
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-15
Warning: this article discusses sexual assault and contains content some readers may find triggering. | A few days ago, I read an article in The Canary about a drop in prosecutions for rape in the UK. It talked about the reasons for this drop, and how it meant an 'effective decriminalisation' of rape. It didn't make for an easy read, particularly for me, a survivor of sexual assault. | Coming across Netflix's new show Unbelievable, which looks at how local author…
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Remembering the Birmingham church bombing
splcenter.org | 2019-09-15
Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.
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Israeli Gov't Legalizes Colony in Palestinian Jordan's Valley
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled for far-right voter support two days before an election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal status for an unauthorised outpost. | RELATED: | Apartheid': Palestinians Can't Vote in Israeli Election Set to Decide on Their Lands' Fate | Netanyahu's caretaker government met on Sunday in the Jordan Valley, a largely agricultural area which he announced on Tuesday that…
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Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
Aaron Kesel | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-15
In Brazil, a genetic engineering test of mosquitoes appears to have failed.

Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Lula Da Silva: 'They Thought Lies Were Going To Win'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
"I'm turning 73 years old but I've got the energy of a 20-year-old boy", said former President Lula Da Silva during his first interview to an Argentinian diary since he was imprisoned April 7, 2018. Sitting behind a small desk and guarded by a police officer, he confessed he has planned to live 120 years, therefore, he needs a lot of strength because otherwise "life would be boring". | RELATED: | Prosecutors Hid Evidence to Keep Lula From Becoming Minister in 2016 | The…
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West African Presidents Pledge US$1 Billion to Fight Terrorism
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-15
The head of the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) announced Saturday that West African leaders pledged US$1 billion to fight the constantly growing threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region. | RELATED: | Bomb Explodes Under Bus in Mali, at Least 14 Killed | The fifteen state members of the ECOWAS joined by the presidents of Mauritania and Chad met for an extraordinary summit on Sept. 12 in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, to talk about issues related t…
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Hydro-Quebec Ends Cyber-Security Agreement With Israel Electric Corporation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-15
Lawyer John Philpott discusses BDS Quebec's campaign against cyber-cooperation between Hydro-Quebec and IEC…
therealnews.com/stories/hydro-quebec-end…

Outing of CIA's Kremlin mole echoes Iraq WMD hoax
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-15
The outing of a CIA informant inside of the Kremlin raises new questions about the Russia investigation and the intelligence…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/15/outing-of-cia…

Industrialized Militaries Are a Bigger Part of the Climate Emergency Than You Know
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-09-15
Not only do conflicts leave a poisoned landscape in their wake, but the U.S. military has a larger carbon footprint than most countries on earth.
theintercept.com/2019/09/15/climate-chan…

'I Rule the White House': Will Bolton's ouster help Trump facilitate US-Iran negotiations?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-15
Most analysts agree that Donald Trump's main motivation for dismissing his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, was that Bolton had been giving off the impression that he was the real decision-maker in the White House, while the president was merely a talking puppet. Looking at Trump's career, even before coming into office, it is clear …
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