Daily Archives: September 17, 2019

2019-09-17: News Headlines

RT (2019-09-17). 'We are not your prostitutes!' Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump for 'pimping out' US soldiers to Saudi Arabia. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has doubled down on her attacks on President Donald Trump's 'disgraceful' allegiance to Saudi Arabia, eviscerating his 'betrayal' of her fellow soldiers and the US Constitution. | Singling out Trump's statement that the US was "locked and loaded" but "waiting to hear from the Kingdom … under what terms we would proceed," Gabbard slammed the US president for "offering to place our military assets under the command of a foreign country." | . @realDonaldTrump Despicable. Offering to place our mili…

The Canary (2019-09-17). Trump is 'corruption in the flesh', presidential contender Warren says. thecanary.co Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried US President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts."Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken our economy. And corruption is breaking our democracy," said Warren, a Massachusetts senator who has emerged as a leading presidential contender.While aggressive, the message was a familiar one.Warren has embraced corruption as a central campaign theme from the beginning of her 2020 presidential bid. | But rarely has she addressed such a crowd wi…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-17). Trump: Saudi Arabia's Bitch. globalresearch.ca "Saudi Arabia's Bitch". That's what Democrat candidate Tulsi Gabbard calls President Trump for his slavish reliance on Saudi Arabia to declare Iran responsible for last weekend's attack on Saudi oil resources. | Gabbard's comments are in response to Trump's tweet on …

W. Alejandro Sanchez (2019-09-17). Inside the Syrian Peace Talks. counterpunch.org Eight years since its inception in 2011, the Syrian civil war rages on, a conflict that has taken on grand geopolitical dimensions and resulted in tens of thousands killed and a massive exodus of refugees. While other tensions and conflicts around the world have since grabbed the attention of major media outlets, the situation in More

Philip Giraldi (2019-09-17). Israel Spies and Spies and Spies. globalresearch.ca Here we go again! Israel is caught red handed spying against the United States and everyone in Congress is silent, as are nearly all the mainstream media which failed to report the story. And the federal government itself, quick to …

Renee Parsons (2019-09-17). The Presidential Democratic National Committee (DNC) Debates Are a Sham. globalresearch.ca In the aftermath of the third Presidential Democratic National Committee (DNC) debate, it was mind boggling that viewers were forced to suffer through a rehash of the same, worn out regurgitations that had already been harangued previously. There was no …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-09-17). Netanyahu Has Resisted Peace for 23 Years, but the Resistance Movement Is Getting Stronger. globalresearch.ca The occupation of Palestine is always at the center of Middle East turmoil, and it would seem the name which is associated with conflicts in the region for over 23 years is Benjamin Netanyahu. It all began in 1996 …

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Venezuelan Opposition Leader Condemns Guaido and Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Claudio Fermin, leader of the 'Soluciones Para Venezuela' opposition party, railed against lawmaker Juan Guaido, accusing him of wasting the opportunity for peace talks. Fermin also addressed sanctions, attacking them as an enemy of peace and economic recovery. | RELATED: | Venezuela Gov't Announces Agreements with Opposition | The comments were made on Monday to reporters following the signing of wide-ranging…

(2019-09-17). No Border Wall: Destabilizing Borderland Ecosystems, Perpetuating Human Suffering. globalresearch.ca More than 650 miles of barriers already exist along the border. These walls, fences and barriers cut through sensitive ecosystems, disrupt animal migration patterns, cause catastrophic flooding, and divide communities and tribal nations. | Congress has already approved more than $3 …

Dan Bacher (2019-09-17). Governor Newsom Says He Will Veto Bill Blocking Trump Rollback of Endangered Fish Species Protections. counterpunch.org The California Assembly passed Senate Bill 1, legislation blocking Trump administration rollbacks of environmental regulations, on Friday, September 13, on a 43-21 party-line vote. But Governor Gavin Newsom announced the next day that he plans to veto the bill. Newsom said he backs the principles behind the legislation, but doesn't support the bill as written. More

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-17). Warning Against 'Another Endless War,' Ilhan Omar Says Congress Must Act to Stop Trump From Attacking Iran. commondreams.org "Congress has the constitutional right to declare war. The president doesn't have it. The secretary of state doesn't have it. And Saudi Arabia certainly doesn't have it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-17). Applauding Progressive Challenger for Championing Green New Deal and Medicare for All, Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Marie Newman. commondreams.org In her first endorsement of the 2020 elections, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced Tuesday that she is supporting progressive challenger Marie Newman in Illinois's 3rd congressional district. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-17). Nadler Accuses Trump of 'Shocking and Dangerous' Abuse of Power as White House Orders Former Aides to Defy Subpoenas. commondreams.org "The president would have us believe that he can willfully engage in criminal activity and prevent witnesses from testifying before Congress." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

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…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-16). Empires Are a Secret until They Start Falling. dissidentvoice.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 …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-09-16). Voter suppression documentary 'Rigged' screens at Congressional Black Caucus. peoplesworld.org ROCKSPRINGS, Texas—Pam Elliott doesn't look like a villain. But to people concerned about the right to vote, the blonde, petite sheriff in a rural and deep-red Republican Edwards County, Texas, is. That's because, in the documentary film Rigged, Elliott showcases just one of many tactics the right wing now uses to suppress the vote from …

Emma Fiala (2019-09-16). Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump: Being "Saudi Arabia's Bitch is Not America First" theantimedia.com "Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters. Having our country act as Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'America First'."

Arabi Souri (2019-09-16). US Supported Syria "Rebels" Fire Live Rounds at Syrian Families in Rukban Concentration Camp. globalresearch.ca Syrian families held captive by Trump Regime Forces and their ISIS affiliates of Maghaweer Thawra terrorists at al-Rukban Concentration Camp went out of their tents in the high heat of the desert…

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 …

teleSUR (2019-09-16). Ilhan Omar Hopes Israel Would Not Elect Netanyahu. telesurenglish.net The United States Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said during an interview Sunday that she hopes Israel will "make a different decision" and not re-elect Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Slams Death Threat After Xenophobic Attacks | During the "Face The Nation" interview on CBS, Omar said that she hopes people of Israeli will recognize that Netanyahu's "existence, his policies, his rhetoric really is contradictory." | "For many of us in Congress, it has been…

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

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…

Staff (2019-09-16). Elizabeth Warren Decries Trump as 'Corruption in the Flesh'. truthdig.com NEW YORK — Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts. | "Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken our economy. And corruption is breaking our democracy," said Warren, a Massachusetts senator who has emerged as a leading presidential contender. | While aggressive, the message was a familiar one. Warren has embraced corruption as a central campaign theme from…

Bill Blum (2019-09-16). Impeach Both Trump and Kavanaugh. truthdig.com It's election season, and impeachment is in the air. | But it's not just President Donald Trump who is the target of impeachment demands. Thanks to the New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is also hearing the "I" word for possible perjury committed during his raucous and controversial Senate confirmation hearings last year about his alleged sexual depredations as a teenager. | The Times triggered the Kavanaugh outcry Saturday, when it published an op-ed adapted from a new book, "

Bill Blum (2019-09-16). Impeach Trump and Kavanaugh Both. truthdig.com It's election season, and impeachment is in the air. | But it's not just President Donald Trump who is the target of impeachment demands. Thanks to the New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is also hearing the "I" word for possible perjury committed during his raucous and controversial Senate confirmation hearings last year about his alleged sexual depredations as a teenager. | The Times triggered the Kavanaugh outcry Saturday, when it published an op-ed adapted from a new book, "

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-09-16). Facing State Felony Charges for Disrupting 'Critical Infrastructure,' Greenpeace Activists Denounce Fossil Fuel 'Bullying Tactic'. commondreams.org "The most dangerous thing about that shipping channel wasn't the activists—it was and continues to be fossil fuel executives' reckless plans to push us further towards climate chaos." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-09-14). Bolton resurrects pair of PACs to prop up Congress' top warmongers. rt.com 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…

RT (2019-09-14). 'This is for dead babies!' Anti-vaccine protester douses California senators in 'menstrual blood'. rt.com 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[md…

Kathy Kelly (2019-09-13). A Morning in Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

RT (2019-09-13). O'Rourke reports Texas Republican to FBI over 'death threat' in tweet reacting to AR-15 ban. rt.com 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…

United Nations (2019-09-13). UN General Assembly celebrates 20 years of promoting a culture of peace. un.org 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.

Robert Mackey (2019-09-13). Creepy Republican Ad During Democratic Debate Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. theintercept.com 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…

susan_p (2019-09-13). Former Colombian guerrillas rearm as government undermines peace accords. greenleft.org.au 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…

Staff (2019-09-13). "Racism in America Is Endemic": Democratic Candidates Vow to Confront White Supremacy & Legacy of Slavery. democracynow.org 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.

Staff (2019-09-13). Headlines for September 13, 2019. democracynow.org Ten Candidates Square Off in Third Democratic Presidential Debate, Greenpeace Activists Rappel Off Houston Bridge, Halting Oil Shipments, 2.2 Million Somalis At Risk of Starvation Amid Massive Drought, 7 Million People Displaced by Extreme Weather in First Half of 2019, House Votes to Block Drilling in Alaskan Wildlife Refuge as Trump Admin Readies Lease Sales, New York Schools Won't Penalize Students Who Join Climate Strike, Trump Admin Repeals Rule Protecting Drinking Water of 100+ Million, Trump Admin Allows Michigan Trophy Hunter to Import Body Parts of Endangered Rhino, House Committee Opens Impeachment Proc…

Aída Chávez (2019-09-12). Senate Democrats Draft Pro Athlete Instagram Influencers Into Climate Fight. theintercept.com 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…

Staff (2019-09-12). UPDATED: Protesters Greet Trump in Baltimore Weeks After He Attacked City. therealnews.com 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…

Staff (2019-09-12). Headlines for September 12, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Denies Protected Status to Bahamians as 2,500 Listed as Missing, Supreme Court Allows Trump's Asylum Ban to Take Effect, "I Don't Want to Die": Honduran Teen with Cystic Fibrosis Says Deportation Would Kill Him, 37-Year-Old Mexican Man Dies in ICE Custody, the 8th Such Death This Fiscal Year, Reporters Barred from Secretive Immigration Tent Courts on Southern Border, Sacklers Would Remain Billionaires & Admit No Wrongdoing Under Tentative Opioid Settlement, Trump Says FDA Will Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, U.N. Investigators Say U.S.-Led Forces Committed War Crimes in Syria, Skyrocketing Violence Continues Ahea…

Eva Bartlett (2019-09-12). MintPress Sits Down with Russia's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova. mintpressnews.com Staff (2019-09-11). Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World's Largest Arms Fairs. therealnews.com Hundreds of protesters gathered in East London at one of the world's largest arms fairs seeking to peacefully prevent the Defence and Security Equipment International from going ahead as usual.

Robert Mackey (2019-09-11). Netanyahu Hints Trump Peace Plan Will Allow Israel to Annex Key West Bank Territory. theintercept.com Benjamin Netanyahu hinted that his friend Jared Kushner's Mideast plan would give him the green light to annex nearly a quarter of the occupied West Bank.

United Nations (2019-09-11). Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Appalling' conditions in Syria camp, precarious SDG progress, South Sudan, Palestine refugees and mining in Mongolia. un.org 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.

Staff (2019-09-11). Headlines for September 11, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, Palestinians Say Annexation of West Bank Would Be "Paramount to a War Crime", Scottish Court Declares Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Ahead of Brexit "Unlawful", Japan Warns Radioactive Water from Fukushima to Be Dumped into Pacific Ocean, Republicans Win Two Special Congressional Elections in North Carolina, Study: 1,700 Polling Places Have Closed Since Gutting of Voting Rights Act, California Votes to Force Gig Companies to Treat Contract Workers Like Employees, Number of Uninsured Americans Jumps to 27.5 Million, CDC Warns Against Vaping Use as Sixth User D…

Kathy Kelly (2019-09-11). A Morning in Afghanistan. progressive.org Amidst political posturing, aerial terrorism, and street bombings, Afghan citizens pursue their daily work toward peace.

Joshua Cho (2019-09-11). On 18th Anniversary of 9/11, Media Worry About 'Premature' End to Afghan War. fair.org by Joshua Cho | On the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the illegal US occupation of Afghanistan continues as the longest overseas war in American history. Although President Donald Trump recently declared that peace negotiations over the withdrawal of US troops with the Taliban are "dead," reportedly because of the death of a US soldier from a suicide bomb attack in Kabul last week, the status of future negotiations…

unitedEditor (2019-09-09). Safe zone in Syria, Trump and the Taliban, Maduro vs. Guaido. uwidata.com Safe zone in Syria On Sunday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of attempting to use the creation of a security zone in northeastern Syria, not for Ankara's sake, but in order to protect the Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDS) operating in the area. Turkey sees the SDS and the Kurdish units of …

Staff (2019-09-09). "These Negotiations Have Not Been About the Afghan People": Trump Calls Off Peace Talks with Taliban. democracynow.org This weekend, President Trump publicly called off a secret meeting at Camp David with the Taliban and the president of Afghanistan that aimed to end the 18-year war, the longest in U.S. history. The United States and Taliban had appeared close to signing an agreement after holding nine rounds of talks in Doha, but the negotiations took a surprise turn when President Trump suggested a Camp David meeting that included Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who had not been involved in the previous talks. For more, we go to Kabul to speak with Ali Latifi, a freelance journalist; Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Cre…

Staff (2019-09-09). Headlines for September 9, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Calls Off Secret Afghanistan Meeting, Putting Fate of Possible Peace Deal in Question, Bahama Grapples with Hurricane Dorian's Devastation as U.S. Turns Away Asylum Seekers, FBI Investigates Shooting of Undocumented Man by ICE Agent in Tennessee, Trump Admin Failing to Provide Legal Aid for Migrant Children, 8.5-Month-Pregnant Asylum Seeker Kicked Out of U.S. Under "Remain in Mexico" Policy, U.S. Air Force & House Dems Investigate Spending at Trump's Scottish Turnberry Resort, Heating of Pacific Ocean Threatens Marine Life, Endangered Species, Israeli Military Fatally Shoots Two Palestinian Teens in Gaza, S…

Jeff Abbott (2019-09-08). The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters. progressive.org The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.

2019-09-17: Social Media Postees

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Trump: Saudi Arabia's Bitch
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
"Saudi Arabia's Bitch". That's what Democrat candidate Tulsi Gabbard calls President Trump for his slavish reliance on Saudi Arabia to declare Iran responsible for last weekend's attack on Saudi oil resources. | Gabbard's comments are in response to Trump's tweet on …
globalresearch.ca/trump-saudi-arabia-bitch/5689439

'We are not your prostitutes!' Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump for 'pimping out' US soldiers to Saudi Arabia
rt.com | 2019-09-17
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has doubled down on her attacks on President Donald Trump's 'disgraceful' allegiance to Saudi Arabia, eviscerating his 'betrayal' of her fellow soldiers and the US Constitution. | Singling out Trump's statement that the US was "locked and loaded" but "waiting to hear from the Kingdom … under what terms we would proceed," Gabbard slammed the US president for "offering to place our military assets under the command of a foreign country." | . @realDonaldTrump Despicable. Offering to place our mili…
rt.com/usa/468961-tulsi-trump-military-p…

Inside the Syrian Peace Talks
W. Alejandro Sanchez | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
Eight years since its inception in 2011, the Syrian civil war rages on, a conflict that has taken on grand geopolitical dimensions and resulted in tens of thousands killed and a massive exodus of refugees. While other tensions and conflicts around the world have since grabbed the attention of major media outlets, the situation in…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/inside-the-s…

Israel Spies and Spies and Spies
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Here we go again! Israel is caught red handed spying against the United States and everyone in Congress is silent, as are nearly all the mainstream media which failed to report the story. And the federal government itself, quick to …
globalresearch.ca/israel-spies/5689437

The Presidential Democratic National Committee (DNC) Debates Are a Sham
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
In the aftermath of the third Presidential Democratic National Committee (DNC) debate, it was mind boggling that viewers were forced to suffer through a rehash of the same, worn out regurgitations that had already been harangued previously. There was no …
globalresearch.ca/dnc-debates-sham/5689295

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Condemns Guaido and Sanctions
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Claudio Fermin, leader of the 'Soluciones Para Venezuela' opposition party, railed against lawmaker Juan Guaido, accusing him of wasting the opportunity for peace talks. Fermin also addressed sanctions, attacking them as an enemy of peace and economic recovery. | RELATED: | Venezuela Gov't Announces Agreements with Opposition | The comments were made on Monday to reporters following the signing of wide-ranging…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Oppos…

Netanyahu Has Resisted Peace for 23 Years, but the Resistance Movement Is Getting Stronger
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The occupation of Palestine is always at the center of Middle East turmoil, and it would seem the name which is associated with conflicts in the region for over 23 years is Benjamin Netanyahu. It all began in 1996 …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-resisted-peace-resistance-movement-gets-stronger/5689426

No Border Wall: Destabilizing Borderland Ecosystems, Perpetuating Human Suffering

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
More than 650 miles of barriers already exist along the border. These walls, fences and barriers cut through sensitive ecosystems, disrupt animal migration patterns, cause catastrophic flooding, and divide communities and tribal nations. | Congress has already approved more than $3 …
globalresearch.ca/no-border-wall-destabilizing-borderland-ecosystems-perpetuating-human-suffering/5689291

Trump is 'corruption in the flesh', presidential contender Warren says
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-17
Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried US President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts."Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken our economy. And corruption is breaking our democracy," said Warren, a Massachusetts senator who has emerged as a leading presidential contender.While aggressive, the message was a familiar one.Warren has embraced corruption as a central campaign theme from the beginning of her 2020 presidential bid. | But rarely has she addressed such a crowd wi…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2019/09/17/trump-is-corruption-in-the-flesh-presidential-contender-warren-says/

Governor Newsom Says He Will Veto Bill Blocking Trump Rollback of Endangered Fish Species Protections
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-17
The California Assembly passed Senate Bill 1, legislation blocking Trump administration rollbacks of environmental regulations, on Friday, September 13, on a 43-21 party-line vote. But Governor Gavin Newsom announced the next day that he plans to veto the bill. Newsom said he backs the principles behind the legislation, but doesn't support the bill as written.
counterpunch.org/2019/09/17/governor-new…

Warning Against 'Another Endless War,' Ilhan Omar Says Congress Must Act to Stop Trump From Attacking Iran
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
"Congress has the constitutional right to declare war. The president doesn't have it. The secretary of state doesn't have it. And Saudi Arabia certainly doesn't have it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/17/warning…

Nadler Accuses Trump of 'Shocking and Dangerous' Abuse of Power as White House Orders Former Aides to Defy Subpoenas
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
"The president would have us believe that he can willfully engage in criminal activity and prevent witnesses from testifying before Congress." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/17/nadler-…

Applauding Progressive Challenger for Championing Green New Deal and Medicare for All, Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Marie Newman
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
In her first endorsement of the 2020 elections, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced Tuesday that she is supporting progressive challenger Marie Newman in Illinois's 3rd congressional district. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/17/applaud…

Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump: Being "Saudi Arabia's Bitch is Not America First"
Emma Fiala | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
"Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters. Having our country act as Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'America First'."

Tulsi Gabbard Slams Trump: Being “Saudi Arabia’s Bitch is Not America First”

US Supported Syria "Rebels" Fire Live Rounds at Syrian Families in Rukban Concentration Camp
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Syrian families held captive by Trump Regime Forces and their ISIS affiliates of Maghaweer Thawra terrorists at al-Rukban Concentration Camp went out of their tents in the high heat of the desert…
globalresearch.ca/trump-forces-fired-live-rounds-syrian-families-rukban-concentration-camp/5689288

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 …
globalresearch.ca/speech-for-the-general-federation-of-trade-unions-conference-in-damascus/5689338

Empires Are a Secret until They Start Falling
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/empires-are-a…

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…

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…
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Ilhan Omar Hopes Israel Would Not Elect Netanyahu
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-16
The United States Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said during an interview Sunday that she hopes Israel will "make a different decision" and not re-elect Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Slams Death Threat After Xenophobic Attacks | During the "Face The Nation" interview on CBS, Omar said that she hopes people of Israeli will recognize that Netanyahu's "existence, his policies, his rhetoric really is contradictory." | "For many of us in Congress, it has been…
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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."
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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…
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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,…
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Elizabeth Warren Decries Trump as 'Corruption in the Flesh'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
NEW YORK — Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts. | "Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken our economy. And corruption is breaking our democracy," said Warren, a Massachusetts senator who has emerged as a leading presidential contender. | While aggressive, the message was a familiar one. Warren has embraced corruption as a central campaign theme from…
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Voter suppression documentary 'Rigged' screens at Congressional Black Caucus
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-16
ROCKSPRINGS, Texas–Pam Elliott doesn't look like a villain. But to people concerned about the right to vote, the blonde, petite sheriff in a rural and deep-red Republican Edwards County, Texas, is. That's because, in the documentary film Rigged, Elliott showcases just one of many tactics the right wing now uses to suppress the vote from …
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Elizabeth Warren Decries Trump as 'Corruption in the Flesh'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
NEW YORK — Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts. | "Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken our economy. And corruption is breaking our democracy," said Warren, a Massachusetts senator who has emerged as a leading presidential contender. | While aggressive, the message was a familiar one. Warren has embraced corruption as a central campaign theme from…
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Impeach Trump and Kavanaugh Both
Bill Blum | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
It's election season, and impeachment is in the air. | But it's not just President Donald Trump who is the target of impeachment demands. Thanks to the New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is also hearing the "I" word for possible perjury committed during his raucous and controversial Senate confirmation hearings last year about his alleged sexual depredations as a teenager. | The Times triggered the Kavanaugh outcry Saturday, when it published an op-ed adapted from a new book, "
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Impeach Both Trump and Kavanaugh
Bill Blum | truthdig.com | 2019-09-16
It's election season, and impeachment is in the air. | But it's not just President Donald Trump who is the target of impeachment demands. Thanks to the New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is also hearing the "I" word for possible perjury committed during his raucous and controversial Senate confirmation hearings last year about his alleged sexual depredations as a teenager. | The Times triggered the Kavanaugh outcry Saturday, when it published an op-ed adapted from a new book, "
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Reasons for Optimism
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
In 2018 a record number of women, people of color, and LGBTQ representatives were elected to Congress, including the first Muslim women. (Photo: Steve Eason/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Facing State Felony Charges for Disrupting 'Critical Infrastructure,' Greenpeace Activists Denounce Fossil Fuel 'Bullying Tactic'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-16
"The most dangerous thing about that shipping channel wasn't the activists—it was and continues to be fossil fuel executives' reckless plans to push us further towards climate chaos." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…
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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%5Bmd
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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 …
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
greenleft.org.au/content/former-colombian-guerrillas-rearm-government-undermines-peace-accords

"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.
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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…
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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…
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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.
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Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World's Largest Arms Fairs
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-11
Hundreds of protesters gathered in East London at one of the world's largest arms fairs seeking to peacefully prevent the Defence and Security Equipment International from going ahead as usual.
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Netanyahu Hints Trump Peace Plan Will Allow Israel to Annex Key West Bank Territory
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-11
Benjamin Netanyahu hinted that his friend Jared Kushner's Mideast plan would give him the green light to annex nearly a quarter of the occupied West Bank.
theintercept.com/2019/09/11/netanyahu-hi…

On 18th Anniversary of 9/11, Media Worry About 'Premature' End to Afghan War
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-09-11
by Joshua Cho | On the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the illegal US occupation of Afghanistan continues as the longest overseas war in American history. Although President Donald Trump recently declared that peace negotiations over the withdrawal of US troops with the Taliban are "dead," reportedly because of the death of a US soldier from a suicide bomb attack in Kabul last week, the status of future negotiations…
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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.
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Safe zone in Syria, Trump and the Taliban, Maduro vs. Guaido
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-09
Safe zone in Syria On Sunday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of attempting to use the creation of a security zone in northeastern Syria, not for Ankara's sake, but in order to protect the Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDS) operating in the area. Turkey sees the SDS and the Kurdish units of …
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"These Negotiations Have Not Been About the Afghan People": Trump Calls Off Peace Talks with Taliban
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-09
This weekend, President Trump publicly called off a secret meeting at Camp David with the Taliban and the president of Afghanistan that aimed to end the 18-year war, the longest in U.S. history. The United States and Taliban had appeared close to signing an agreement after holding nine rounds of talks in Doha, but the negotiations took a surprise turn when President Trump suggested a Camp David meeting that included Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who had not been involved in the previous talks. For more, we go to Kabul to speak with Ali Latifi, a freelance journalist; Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Cre…
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The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-09-08
The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.
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The Other Americans: Colombia's Fragile Peace in Splinters
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-09-08
The renewal of armed struggle follows neglect of the peace process from the far right. "[President] Duque is taking advantage of the discourse of Donald Trump to put back in place repressive politics," a human rights defender says.
progressive.org/dispatches/colombias-fra…