2019-09-24: Social Media Postees

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Syrian Army Prepares for Escalation in Golan Heights
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
On September 21, an EW unit of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) intercepted and took control of a large quadcopter-style unmanned aerial vehicle over the town of Erneh, near the contact line between the SAA and the Israeli-occupied part of …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-army-prepares-for-escalation-in-golan-heights/5690080

The Syria you won't see: Max Blumenthal on visiting Damascus after the proxy war
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-24
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal discusses his reporting trip to Damascus in the aftermath of Syria's proxy war. Blumenthal interviewed residents…
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Russia's Middle East Strategy: "Balance" vs. "Betrayal"?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
There's an intense debate raging within the Alternative and Independent media over whether Russia's contemporary Mideast strategy amounts to "balancing" or "betraying" the Resistance given the Eurasian Great Power's extremely close military cooperation with "Israel" in Syria. | The Freakish Fusion …
globalresearch.ca/russias-middle-east-strategy-balance-vs-betrayal/5690056

The C.E.O> – A Fun Poem
Rene Sonsmann | indybay.org | 2019-09-24
BY RENE SONSMANN. SET: The play takes place in Heaven. The set is a bare stage. The stage is lit with a warm ethereal light. God is bathed in a strong spot light at all times. CHARACTERS: God and Adrian, a recently deceased arrival in Heaven. God is middle-aged, clean shaven, dressed in a bright Hawaiian shirt and pale blue chinos.
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The Central Role of the Whistleblower
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
The fortuitous emergence of a courageous whistleblower in the Trump White House and Harvard Professor Jill Lepore's pathetically ill-informed review of Edward Snowden's recent book, "Permanent Record," are important reminders of the central and difficult role of whistleblowers in any successful effort to restore our democracy. The information provided by whistleblowers is key to the work of congressional oversight; investigative journalism; and informed political debate. Whistleblowers contributed to the knowledge of the crimes of the intelligence community during the Vietnam War and the exposure of Iran-contra,…
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Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Call for Reversal of Puerto Rico Austerity Measures
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2019-09-24
When hundreds of thousands of people poured onto the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, last July, it wasn't just the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló they wanted. "Ricky renuncia y llévate la junta," many of them cried — "Ricky resign, and take the junta with you." For three years, a federally imposed Financial Oversight and Management Board, known as the junta or the FOMB, had imposed severe austerity measures on Puerto Ricans, ostensibly in an effort to get a handle on the soaring debt. Like Rosselló's administration, the junta's members and consultants were riddled with conflicts of interest. The peo…
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Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-24
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. | The probe centers on whether Trump abused his presidential powers and sought help from a foreign government to undermine Democratic foe Joe Biden and help his own reelection. Pelosi said such actions would mark a "betrayal of his oath of office" and declared: "No one is above the law." | Pelosi's brief statement, historic ye…
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Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry. Now Congress Has to Get it Right
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-09-24
Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry. Now Congress Has to Get it Right…
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Pelosi announces IMPEACHMENT inquiry over Ukraine call, Trump says it will help him win elections
rt.com | 2019-09-24
President Donald Trump has called a looming impeachment inquiry against him a "positive," saying it will help him "win the election." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the investigation shortly afterwards. | Speaking to reporters at the UN General Assembly in New York, Trump said that impeachment would be "a positive for me," adding "we will win the election." | Democrats in Congress have threatened to impeach Trump countless times already – sometimes for non-offenses like "being such good friends with Putin," or making up mean…
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CAIR Submits Written Testimony for Congressional Muslim Ban Hearing
commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
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NIAC Statement on First Congressional Hearing on the Muslim Ban
commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
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States, 2020 Candidates Push Back Against Facial Recognition Technology
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-24
| Privacy and civil liberties advocates are celebrating the California Senate's recent bipartisan passage of AB 1215, which would place a three-year moratorium on the use of facial recognition surveillance in police body-worn cameras. The bill now awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature. | The legislation, which faced stiff opposition from the state's police unions, comes afte…
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Rights Groups Urge Senate to Reject Nomination of Torture Advocate Marshall Billingslea to Top Human Rights Post
Brett Wilkins | commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
Most of the torture techniques approved by the Bush administration—which included the interrupted drowning technique known as "waterboarding," sleep, sensory and food deprivation, shackling in excruciating "stress positions," the use of loud music and dogs to torment detainees, slamming into walls, solitary confinement, exposure to extreme heat or cold and sexual humiliation—are illegal under both domestic and international law. (Photo: Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Report exposes CIA torture, then absolves the Democrats
wsws.org | 2019-09-24
The Report is a dramatization of the events surrounding the US Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into and writing of a report on pervasive CIA torture under the Bush administration.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/24/tff4…

Roger Waters: We're Ignoring One of Humanity's Biggest Threats
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-24
DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News Network from Harold Square in Manhattan. | I'm here today with legendary musician Roger Waters, also known widely around the world for his peace activism and his activism for human rights. We are here for the People's Mobilization Against the U.S. War Machine and Save The Planet. Thank you very much for joining us, Roger. | ROGER WATERS: Not at all. | DIMITRI LASCARIS: So Roger, the relationship between one of the major existential threats of our time, climate change, and militarism is not as well-known as the relationship between militarism a…
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Sanctions Hinder Possibility of Elections: Venezuelan Opposition
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-24
Leaders of Venezuela's opposition parties have hailed results from the formal dialogue with the government, calling it a peaceful route out of adversity while also calling U.S. sanctions a threat to any early elections, and demanding that they be lifted. | RELATED: | Venezuela: PSUV Lawmakers Return to National Assembly Tuesday | Venezuela's Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez, along with opposition figure Timoteo Zambrano, gave a brief press conference Monday in w…
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US Election Candidates: As Joe Biden Falters, Will Elizabeth Warren Survive the Scrutiny
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
Despite early polls which showed some of the 'top tier' Democrat candidates beating Trump in a general election, the last DNC debate left considerable question as to whether there was enough substance on that stage to win the White House….
globalresearch.ca/us-elections-candidates-as-joe-biden-falters-will-elizabeth-warren-survive-the-scrutiny/5690087

Meet Brazil's Indigenous Leader Attacked by Bolsonaro at U.N. over Efforts to Preserve the Amazon
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-24
A number of indigenous leaders from Brazil traveled to New York to protest Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open the Amazon rainforest for agribusiness, logging and mining. Democracy Now!'s Nermeen Shaikh spoke to Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe on Monday outside the U.N. Climate Action Summit about the situation in the Amazon, including the recent outbreak of devastating fires. After the interview, Chief Raoni attempted to enter the U.N. summit, but despite support from dozens of activists, he was barred from entering. He is a nominee for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
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A Half-Decade Late, New York Post Admits is ISIS Run by NATO Member Turkey
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-23
Many ISIS terrorists have simply donned a new uniform and joined Turkish-backed rebels to engage in "ethnic cleansing" of Syrian Kurds.

A Half-Decade Late, New York Post Admits is ISIS Run by NATO Member Turkey

In Support of Brother Donald Lafleur, Executive Vice President, Canadian Labour Congress
Paul Larudee | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-23
Dear Comrades, We write to you as fellow trade unionists and comrades dedicated in the struggle for workers' rights in support of Donald Lafleur and his visit to the GFTU trade union congress in Damascus. Brother Lafleur has been unjustly placed on administrative leave despite the fact that he attended the meeting as a private …
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Greenpeace targets Burger King over Amazon fires and deforestation
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-23
Environmental campaigners have unfurled giant banners at Burger King's Leicester Square restaurant in London in protest at the Amazon fires and deforestation.The meat industry and the rainforest: The green group claims Burger King…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/09/23/greenpeace-targets-burger-king-over-amazon-fires-and-deforestation/

Venezuela's Maduro Attempts a Separate Peace with Part of Opposition
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-22
As tensions increase between the Maduro government and the US-supported opposition, Maduro signed an agreement with smaller opposition parties against sanctions and in favor of deescalation.
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelas-madur…

On the Road to Damascus: International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-21
Syrians say it's even harder now to make ends meet than it was during the height of their country's war because of intensified U.S and European sanctions.
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Using Forged Emails, "Progressive" Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-20
Behind the campaign to silence these three critical, anti-war journalists was the same cast of characters that have become notorious in progressive circles for the viciousness of their attacks against anyone willing to come out against regime change in Syria.
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William Barr Has Long Tried to Limit What a President Must Share With Congress. The Whistleblower Complaint is No Exception
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
Barr has been a strong proponent of the "unitary executive," a legal theory that states the president has near absolute authority over the executive branch.
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The Environmental Left Is Softening on Carbon-Capture Technology. Maybe That's OK
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
At the start of this year, more than 600 environmental groups — including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Sunrise Movement — sent a letter to Congress saying they will "vigorously oppose" federal climate legislation that promotes "corporate schemes" like carbon-capture and storage. | Congress was not chastened. This past July, tucked in the Senate's $287 billion highway reauthorization bill, was a bipartisan measure to support carbon-ca…
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Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-20
Under a new law backed by Big Oil and passed in statehouses nationwide, Greenpeace USA activists face felony charges for the action. Texas is the second state to bring such charges under the "critical infrastructure" law…
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Amnesty Head: Climate Crisis Is a "Death Penalty" for Humanity. Leaders Need Political Will to Act
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-19
More than a million students are expected to walk out of class on Friday in a Global Climate Strike, with more than 800 climate strikes scheduled in the United States alone. Strikes are also being organized in another 150 countries around the world. In our New York studio, we speak to Amnesty International's Secretary General Kumi Naidoo, who has urged school districts across the globe to allow students to walk out of school on Friday without facing punishment. In a letter, Naidoo, who is also the former executive director of Greenpeace, writes, "Children should not be punished for speaking out about the great in…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/19/kumi_naid…

2020: Democratic Establishment vs. Democratic Socialists
Michael Sainato | progressive.org | 2019-09-18
Meet three new challengers to the entrenched old guard.
progressive.org/dispatches/democratic-so…

A Morning in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2019-09-11
Amidst political posturing, aerial terrorism, and street bombings, Afghan citizens pursue their daily work toward peace.
progressive.org/dispatches/a-morning-in-…

Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines Peace Accords
James Jordan | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-03
A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia has emerged with the declaration by some former leaders of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — People's Army) that they are reorganizing and rearming as an insurgent force.
liberationnews.org/former-colombian-guer…

Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-02
The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14646