2019-09-14: Social Media Postees

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From A Russian: Our Planet is So Small that We Must Live in Peace
Ann Wright | commondreams.org | 2019-09-14
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'This is for dead babies!' Anti-vaccine protester douses California senators in 'menstrual blood'
rt.com | 2019-09-14
The California state senate was forced to halt a session after lawmakers were doused with "menstrual blood" tossed from a balcony by a woman who says she was protesting vaccine laws. | A woman has been arrested for hurling a cup of what she claims was menstrual blood onto unsuspecting lawmakers in the middle of a legislative session on Friday, days after a bill further restricting the state's already strict vaccine exemptions was passed. The Capitol was packed with protesters opposing the new law, several of whom were allowed into the gallery. | t.co/dVqgS5TDZN– Deb (@connectwithdeb)

Bolton resurrects pair of PACs to prop up Congress' top warmongers
rt.com | 2019-09-14
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has wasted no time relaunching his political action committees and endorsing five Republican congressmen, all of whom appear to love war almost as much as he does. | The John Bolton PAC has endorsed Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), and Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), along with Reps Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) and Lee Zeldin (R-New York), according to its first post-resurrection press release on Friday, which referred to the now-unemployed hawk as "Ambassador John Bolton" despite the fact that he has not held a diplomatic position in year…

Is the War in Syria Over? Netanyahu Meets Putin
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
War in Syria rages in parts of the country. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov claims it's over, saying: | "The war in Syria has really come to an end. The country is gradually returning to a normal, peaceful life," adding: | "Some hotspots | …

Video: Russia Resumes Strikes on Terrorists in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
On September 11, the US-backed Revolutionary Commando Army claimed that it had repelled a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack in the 55km zone surrounding the US military garrison in al-Tanf. The militant group said that SAA units advanced using a …

Iran Trumps Trump
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
Iran has trumped Trump by routing its oil tanker along the northern shore of the Mediterranean, pausing at ports in Greece and Turkey, then anchoring off Syria's Tartus. The current occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, persuaded London …

Why I took action to prevent the world's largest arms fair
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2019-09-13
The noise is deafening as giant attack helicopters fill the sky. They land excruciatingly close, just metres from us. A line of police guard the killer machines. These helicopters have been deliberately built, piece by piece, in factories all over the world, in order to murder. | Waves of despair wash over me as I think about all the people, unknown to me, who have been killed by weapons fired from helicopters just like this. I cry for those who have lost loved ones in Afghanistan, Syria, Li…

Video: "Syria will Win this War for Nation-state Sovereignty, for Religious Pluralism, for Civilization"
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
We sent the War to Syria's shores. | We sent the terrorists, the mass destruction, the mass lies. | We sent the evil, the death, the barbarism. | And we are still doing it. | In the following interview with Dr. Ayshar Midani, we …

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

A Morning in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-13
On a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' Borderfree Center. The women cluster together. All wear burqas, but because of the heat they push the steel blue veils back, revealing their faces. Most of the men …

How China Sees the World
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
Beijing. Question. What leader saw his country's military dropping 26,171 bombs in one year? That works out at every day of that year, the country's military dropped 72 bombs, or 3 bombs every hour, 24 hours a day, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. He was a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Answer Barack Obama.

Greenpeace shuts down Houston ship channel to protest oil exports as democratic candidates arrive in texas for debate
Sharon Kelly | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-13
Today, as Democratic presidential contenders arrive for a major debate this evening in Houston, 22 activists from Greenpeace sought to shut down what they called the country's "largest fossil fuel thoroughfare," the Houston Ship Channel, by rappelling from the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas. Greenpeace said the rappellers plan to stay in place for 24 …

With Bolton Out of the Way, Peace With North Korea Is Possible
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-13
| On September 10, President Trump fired John Bolton, his third national security adviser, announcing on Twitter that Bolton's "services were no longer needed." Unsurprisingly, Bolton fired back by tweet, countering that he hadn't been fired, but in fact had offered his resignation. | It was no secret in Washington that Trump grew increasingly frustrated with Bolton's hawkish positions, even joking in m…

There Can be no Workers' Rights without Peace and Social Justice: Ajamu Baraka
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
"War and militarism are class issues." | Black Alliance for Peace national organizer and Black Agenda Report editor Ajamu Baraka delivered the following remarks to the International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Workers and People to Break the Economic …

Civilians Work Toward Peace in Wartime Afghanistan
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-13
| On a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' Borderfree Center. The women cluster together. All wear burqas, but because of the heat they push the steel blue veils back, revealing their faces. Most of the men wear traditional tunics and pakol hats. | Parents and children alike listen intently to Masoma, a young Afghan woman who coordinates the Center's "Street Kids School." She explains the importance of ste…

UN General Assembly celebrates 20 years of promoting a culture of peace
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-13
Just as the greatest global challenges cannot be solved by a single country, peace cannot be pursued in isolation, outgoing UN General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa said on Friday.

The War in Eastern Ukraine May be Coming to an End But Do Any Americans Care?
Jeremy Kuzmarov | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
On Saturday September 7, Russia and Ukraine agreed to a prisoner swap which has brought hope of improved relations between the two countries and an end to the 5-year long conflict in Eastern Ukraine. A peace accord is being planned for later this month in Normandy involving Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. Ukraine's newly elected…

Greenpeace Activists Taken into Custody After 12-Hour Houston Bridge Protest
commondreams.org | 2019-09-13

Without Bolton's Hindrance Peace Might be Possible with Iran and North Korea
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump finally fired his third national security advisor, John Bolton after eighteen long and grueling months. John happens to be the thirty-fifth member of Trump's revolving door administration to get fired or resign, since he …

Former Monsanto Employee to Utilize Trump's Revolving Door to Join US Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt
Yetta Stein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
On September 11, the Senate heard from Trump's nominee to be the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Aurelia Skipwith, a former employee of agrochemical corporation Monsanto. | "Skipwith has a history of working with big-time special | …

How the South Could Help Flip the US Senate
Rebekah Barber | commondreams.org | 2019-09-13
For over 130 straight weeks, activists in North Carolina have protested the policies of Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, who faces re-election next year in one of the three Senate races in Southern states where Democrats stand the best chance of winning. (Photo: Tuesdays With Tillis/Facebook) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/thom_tillis.jpg

Feinstein, Costa Support Weakening of CA Bill Blocking Trump Rollbacks of Environmental Regulations
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-09-13
John McManus, President of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA), took issue with the contention of Senator Feinstein and Congressmen Costa, Garamendi, Harder and Cox that SB 1 "would prevent the state from incorporating the latest science and other information in permitting decisions." | "That letter cites new science on species that won't be used if SB 1 goes into effect," said McManus. "This Is completely false. SB 1 would allow the state to review and revise any of the species protections adopted. The state would be able to use any and all science to protect its wildlife."

O'Rourke reports Texas Republican to FBI over 'death threat' in tweet reacting to AR-15 ban
rt.com | 2019-09-13
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he has forwarded a so-called "death threat" to the FBI, after Republican Congressman Briscoe Cain suggestively told the candidate his rifle was "ready" for him to confiscate. | Cain's tweet was the reaction to O'Rourke's declaration that "we're going to take your AR-15 and AK-47" during the presidential debate among Democrat contenders on Thursday in Houston. | On Friday morning, O'Rourke responded by informing the congressman that he interpreted his comment — effectively a play on "Molon Labe," or "come and take them" — as a threat to his life. | Th…

Creepy Republican Ad During Democratic Debate Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
The strange Republican obsession with attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reached a new low in a commercial break during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston on Thursday night. | The widely reviled commercial, which aired on ABC and was paid for by donors to the GOP New Faces PAC, opened with a photograph of the young Latinx congresswoman's face being set on fire to reveal images of the 1970s genocide in Cambodia underneath. | The attack ad…

"Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
During the third Democratic debate Thursday night, the discussion of race and racism got personal for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, who brought up last month's El Paso massacre. He said the white gunman who killed 22 people, mostly Latinos, had driven to the border city "to kill people who look like me." Former Texas Congressmember Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, said racism is endemic and foundational of the United States. He mentioned that this year will mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African being brought to America, and promised he would create a slavery reparations commission.

Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines peace accords
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-13
Colombian peace process James JordanIssue 1237 Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) FARC-EPSeptember 13, 2019A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia h…

Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines peace accords
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-13
Colombian peace process James JordanIssue 1237 Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) FARC-EPSeptember 13, 2019A new phase of armed conflict in Colombia h…

'No Policy, No Facts, Just Displays of Violence': Ocasio-Cortez Says Hysterical Ad Proves GOP Has No Response to Progressive Vision
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-13
"We are fighting to guarantee healthcare in America. To make education and housing dignified and accessible. To save our planet. To set living wages. To establish justice at home and peace abroad." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/aoc-pac-burning_0.jpg

'ABC and the DNC Should Be Ashamed,' Say Progressives, After Just One Question on Climate Crisis During Democratic Debate
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-13
"I don't know how Tom Perez and DNC leaders can look themselves in the mirror after tonight." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/abc_climate_democratic_debate.jpg

Hostile UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria. Totally Disregards US-NATO Crimes against Humanity
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Established on August 22, 2011, around six months after US launched aggression on the country, the so-called "Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (COI)" is mandated to investigate war-related human rights abuses. | Instead, it produced over …

The Globalization of War, America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies…

Assad Government Saves Christianity in Syria
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Syria is being reborn, and its religious pluralism is being resurrected, sometimes literally from the ashes. | The ancient town of Maaloula, where Aramaic, the language of Christ, is still spoken, where St. Takla miraculously cured the sick, where NATO's takfiri …

Netanyahu pledges to annex Jordan Valley if re-elected
wsws.org | 2019-09-12
Israel has illegally occupied and built settlements in the West Bank, as well as in Syria's Golan Heights and East Jerusalem, since capturing them in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

Observe 9/11 Anniversary by Calling for an End to the Afghan War
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
On the eve of the 18-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks and the illegal U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the United States and the Taliban completed nine rounds of peace talks with no deal. | Although they had reportedly reached …

A Morning in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
On a very warm September morning in Kabul, several dozen men, women, and children sit on the carpeted floor of a room at the Afghan Peace Volunteers' Borderfree Center. The women cluster together. All wear burqas, but because of …

On 18th Anniversary of 9/11, Media Worry About 'Premature' End to Afghan War
Joshua Cho | commondreams.org | 2019-09-12
Not only do corporate media credulously assume that the US has always been interested in peace, conveniently forgetting that the US rejected offers from the Taliban to hand Osama bin Laden over and surrender soon after the invasion. (Photo: US Marine Corps/Sgt. Mark Fayloga) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/afghan_war.jpeg

Venezuela: Military Exercises Against Colombian Aggression
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro launched the "Sovereignty and Peace 2019" military exercises along the Colombian border on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces OAS Intention to Activate TIAR | "As of today # 10Sep, the 'Sovereignty and Peace 2019' border military exercises begin so that together, in the Civic-Military union, we can deploy all the defensive systems that guarantee the peace and tranquility of the Venezuelan people," said President Maduro via twitter. | On September 4,…

Colombian Teachers Begin National Strike for Peace and Life
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
The Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode) began Thursday a 24-hour national strike to protest against insecurity, violence and threats affecting social leaders and teachers. | RELATED: | Colombia Hides Largest Mass Grave in Latin America | "From different parts of the country, union leaders, educators and students demand the defense of the life and physical integrity of social leaders and ratify their support for the peace process," Fecode president Nelson Alarcon said and add…

Thousands Demand Justice for Killed Protesters in Sudan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
Thousands of Sudanese protested outside the presidential palace in Khartoum Thursday, calling for the appointment of senior judicial officials and justice for demonstrators killed since December. | RELATED: | Sudanese Tribes Sign Peace Deal After Clashes | It was the first major protest since the signature last month of a power-sharing deal between the military and…

Senate Democrats Draft Pro Athlete Instagram Influencers Into Climate Fight
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-09-12
On Thursday, after a summer of extreme heat, the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis convened to hear from a group of people especially affected by climate change. They were not members of low-income communities or communities of color, people who have been hit by hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters. They were current and former professional athletes, appearing to testify on how climate change impacts winter sports and tourism industries. | The 10-member special committee, chaired by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, is tasked with investigating the impacts of climate change to develop the…

House Votes to Bar Arctic Drilling; Senate Action Unlikely
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-12
WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing a plan by President Donald Trump to drill in the pristine refuge. | The 225-193 vote comes as the Trump administration has begun planning to sell oil and gas leases in the remote refuge, home to polar bears, caribou, migratory birds and other species. An environmental impact analysis could be released soon. | The drilling was author…

California Senate Passes Bill to Stop Facial Recognition in Police Body Cameras as Momentum Grows at Local, State, and Federal Level
commondreams.org | 2019-09-12

Equity Firms and Venture Capitalists Lobby to Save Surprise Medical Bills
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-12
| As proposals to ban surprise medical bills move through Congress and state legislatures with rare bipartisan support, physician groups have emerged as the loudest opponents. | Often led by doctors with the veneer of noble concern for patients, physician-staffing firms — third-party companies that employ doctors and assign them out to health care facilities — have opposed efforts to limit the practice known as balance billing. They claim such bans would rob doctors of their lev…

Congressional Races Are Our Best Shot at Gun Control
Laila Lalami | thenation.com | 2019-09-12
Congressional Races Are Our Best Shot at Gun Control…

Rep. Wilson: African Americans' issues get little attention in presidential race
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-12
WASHINGTON–On the eve of the third Democratic presidential debate, the co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus's legislative conference said she's "never satisfied" by the hopefuls' discussions of issues important to African Americans. And Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., isn't the only one. The five-day conference opened Sept. 11 with moments of silence in memory of the …

UPDATED: Protesters Greet Trump in Baltimore Weeks After He Attacked City
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-12
Over one hundred demonstrators protested President Trump's visit to Baltimore on Thursday Sept 12th, the first of several planned demonstrations against a gathering of Congressional republicans at a ritzy waterfront resort. | Trump's visit came just weeks after he attacked the city in a series of incendiary tweets. He called Baltimore "rat infested" and "a place no one wants to live," and called local congressman Elijah Cummings a "racist" and a "failure." | As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings is leading probes into the Trump administration, as well as the Trump family's business dealings. | Pr…

Brexit legal challenge dismissed in Belfast High Court
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-12
A legal challenge that argued the government's Brexit strategy will damage the North of Ireland peace process has been dismissed.Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey delivered his ruling at Belfast's High Court on Thursday morning on three joined cases against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of the UK's departure from the European Union.The trio of challenges contended that a no-deal Brexit on October 31 would undermine agreements involving the UK and Irish governments that were struck during the peace process and which underpin cross-border co-operation between the two nations.But the judge, in his written rul…

Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Appalling' conditions in Syria camp, precarious SDG progress, South Sudan, Palestine refugees and mining in Mongolia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-11
A recap of Wednesday's top stories: 'Inhumane conditions' in Syria's Al Hol camp worsening; SDG progress risks going backward; food insecurity in South Sudan; Arab League petitioned to support Palestine refugees; and mining in Mongolia should boost development.

UN report on Syria conflict highlights inhumane detention of women and children
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-11
As the people of north-west Syria face intensifying violence, tens of thousands of women and children continue to be kept in "inhumane conditions" in a remote camp on the other side of the country, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Wednesday.

The War in Eastern Ukraine May be Coming to an End but Do Any Americans Care?
Jeremy Kuzmarov | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-11
On Saturday September 7, Russia and Ukraine agreed to a prisoner swap which has brought hope of improved relations between the two countries and an end to the 5-year long conflict in Eastern Ukraine. A peace accord is being planned for later this month in Normandy involving Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. Ukraine's newly elected …