Daily Archives: September 18, 2019

2019-09-18: News Headlines

Robert Freeman (2019-09-18). Conflict With Iran Portends World War III. commondreams.org If the U.S. cannot defeat the likes of second- and third- and fourth-rate military powers like Iraq and Afghanistan and Syria, does it really want to start a war with the strategic ally of the #2 and #3 nuclear powers in the world? (Photo: Pixabay/geralt/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ted Rall (2019-09-18). Once Again in Afghanistan, the U.S. Proves It Can't Be Trusted. counterpunch.org The first draft of this column came not to bury but to praise Donald Trump. I planned to applaud the president's peace initiative with the Taliban, his strategy of ignoring the corrupt and discredited puppet regime Bush installed in Kabul and his desire to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan. This was a move I have been More

Sarah Abed (2019-09-18). Latest Astana Peace Process Summit Highlights U.S. and Israel's Role in Prolonging Syrian Conflict. globalresearch.ca The fifth Syria-focused Astana process summit took place in Turkey's capital, Ankara on Monday. Since the summit's inception in 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have engaged in trilateral discussions …

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-18). Turkey's "Refugee City" Proposal for Syria Amounts to Demographic Engineering. globalresearch.ca Turkish President Erdogan's recently announced proposal to build a "refugee city" in Northern Syria amounts to demographic engineering intended to stop the creation of a "Kurdish Corridor" there and also prevent the region from fully reintegrating into Damascus' fold after …

Miri Wood (2019-09-18). Syria: Terrorist Attacks, More NATO Weapons and War Crimes. globalresearch.ca As NATO media are currently mourning the departure of Neocon, John Bolton, and incited support for US bombing of Iran because Yemeni patriots engaged in a retaliatory bombing of an oil refinery in Saudi occupied Arabia, no attention is …

Norman Solomon (2019-09-18). The 'official secrets' movie vs. Joe Biden's lies about the Iraq war. nationofchange.org Joe Biden's recent efforts to deny his record of support for invading Iraq are marvels of evasion, with falsehoods that have been refuted by one well-documented appraisal after another after another. This month, Biden claimed that his vote for war on the Senate floor was somehow not a vote for war. Ironically, while he was spinning anew to deny the undeniable, theaters …

Michael Sainato (2019-09-18). 2020: Democratic Establishment vs. Democratic Socialists. progressive.org Meet three new challengers to the entrenched old guard.

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Tied With Main Rival Gantz. telesurenglish.net Israel's election was too close to call Wednesday, with a partial vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz. | RELATED: | Israel's Netanyahu May Lose Majority in Congress: Exit Polls | An official result was still hours, perhaps days off. But with more than 63 percent of votes counted, the Netanyahu-led right-wing bloc was, as expected, more or less even with Gantz's center-left. | With no single-party majority…

Jeremy Corbyn (2019-09-18). Creating a Society of Hope and Inclusion: Speech to the TUC. counterpunch.org This is the text of Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the Trades Union Congress on September 10, 2019. Congress, thank you for that warm welcome. It's an honour to be asked to address you again. I'm proud that trade unions and the Labour Party are working as closely together now as we ever have. Because together More

Robert Reich (2019-09-18). The secret GOP plan to keep power. nationofchange.org In 2020, we need to pay attention to state elections as well as elections for president and Congress. State elections could decide whether the Republican Party further corrupts American democracy. As demographics change — and America becomes more diverse and more liberal — the GOP has responded by implementing policies that will take away power from the American people. …

Steve Phillips (2019-09-18). In Repairing Its Image, the DCCC Has Only Scratched the Surface. thenation.com In Repairing Its Image, the DCCC Has Only Scratched the Surface…

Joseph Gerson (2019-09-18). The Uncertain and Dangerous Interregnum: World Peace and the Post-Cold War Era. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia. (Photo: Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-09-18). Venezuela Urges the World to Support Peace Dialogue. telesurenglish.net The National Dialogue Roundtable in Venezuela, constituted by members of the constitutional government and representatives of the opposition, urged Tuesday for the international community to support the peace and understanding initiatives. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Court Frees Opposition Lawmaker | The participants reiterated in a statement that all political factions are working hard to reach a diplomatic solution to all internal problems. They also invited the European Union and the other interna…

Global Research News (2019-09-18). Selected Articles: U.S. and Israel's Role in Prolonging Syrian Conflict. globalresearch.ca Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-18). WATCH: With Gun Control Measures Held Up In Congress, 'Gut Punch' PSA Shows Children Trying to Survive School Shooting. commondreams.org A new PSA released Wednesday by the non-profit group Sandy Hook Promise showed the reality children face as they head back to school—one marked not only by back-to-school shopping but by active shooter drills and fears that their school could be the next target of a mass shooting. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-18). WATCH: Coalition of 10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call On Congress to Pass Green New Deal. commondreams.org Challenging the narrative that the agricultural industry opposes bold action to combat the climate crisis, a coalition of nearly 10,000 farmers and ranchers on Wednesday demanded that Congress support the Green New Deal. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-09-18). Headlines for September 18, 2019. democracynow.org Israeli PM Netanyahu Fails to Win Majority in Deadlocked Election, Climate Researchers Warn of Potential 7 Degree Temperature Rise by 2100, Greta Thunberg Tells U.S. Senators to Work Harder on Climate Crisis, Tropical Depression to Dump 18 Inches of Rain on Parts of Texas Gulf Coast, Trump Admin Seeks to Revoke California's Auto Emissions Standards, "I Have No Obligation to Be Honest to the Media," Testifies Trump's Ex-Campaign Manager, Trump Tells Campaign Rally in New Mexico, "We Love Our Hispanics", U.S. Senate Votes to Sanction China over Violations of Uyghurs' Human Rights , 75 Countries Using Artificial Int…

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…

Staff (2019-09-17). Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Journalist, Dies at 75. truthdig.com NEW YORK — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. | ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and pay tribute. | Roberts was the daughter of Hale Boggs, a former House majority leader from Louisiana, and Lindy Boggs, who succeeded her husband in Congress. Roberts worked in local news and CBS News before joining NPR to cover Congress in 1978. She joined ABC a decade later, not leaving NPR. | Related Articles: …

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…

Stephen Whyno (2019-09-17). NHL players stick to current collective bargaining agreement until 2022. peoplesworld.org The National Hockey League will play its next three seasons without the threat of a work stoppage amid optimism that labor peace will stretch beyond 2022. The NHL Players' Association on Monday announced it would not opt-out of the current collective bargaining agreement. Combined with the owners' decision earlier this month not to trigger their …

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 …

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Israel's Netanyahu May Lose Majority in Congress: Exit Polls. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's battle for political survival looked compromised after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed his party could not secure a majority in Congress. | RELATED: | Israel to Rule Over Revocation of BDS Founder's Residency | The surveys by Israeli television stations gave Netanyahu's far-right Likud 31 seats out of parliament's 120 seats – not enough to reach a 61 majority, compared with 32-34 for the centrist Blue and White led by former…

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Ecuadorean Congress Approves UNASUR Withdrawal. telesurenglish.net The National Assembly of Ecuador approved Tuesday a report denouncing the Union of South American Nations' treaty, formalizing the process to definitively leave the regional body. | RELATED: | Ecuador's Ex-President Rafael Correa on UNASUR 'Disintegration' | With 79 votes in favor, 36 against, 4 abstentions and no null votes, the national legislators approved the report that had been prepared by the Sovereignty, Integration and International Relations Commission and awaited the r…

Jake Johnson (2019-09-17). 'House Democrats must not delay': Progressives, 2020 contenders demand Kavanaugh impeachment amid new sexual misconduct accusations. nationofchange.org Progressive advocacy groups and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates led the chorus of voices demanding that House Democrats launch impeachment proceedings against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the New York Times over the weekend published fresh details about sexual misconduct allegations against the judge and FBI failures to investigate complaints made against him prior to his confirmation. | "The evidence that Kavanaugh committed perjury in his Senate testimony is mounting," Demand Justic…

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

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). 'Our Doors Are Open for Peace Talks': Taliban to Trump. telesurenglish.net Afghanistan's Taliban told the BBC that their "doors are open" should United States President Donald Trump want to resume peace talks in the future, despite him having unilaterraly scrapped a draft peace deal between the two factions. | RELATED: | Taliban Delegation Travels to Russia as Peace Prospects With US Collapse | "From our side, our doo…

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…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-09-17). Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley to Introduce Resolution Calling for Kavanaugh Impeachment Inquiry. commondreams.org "We must demand justice for survivors and hold Kavanaugh accountable for his actions." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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 …

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'."

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…

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 …

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…

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.

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). 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 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.

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.

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…

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 …

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.

2019-09-18: Social Media Postees

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Syria: Terrorist Attacks, More NATO Weapons and War Crimes
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
As NATO media are currently mourning the departure of Neocon, John Bolton, and incited support for US bombing of Iran because Yemeni patriots engaged in a retaliatory bombing of an oil refinery in Saudi occupied Arabia, no attention is …
globalresearch.ca/syria-terrorist-attacks-more-nato-weapons-and-war-crimes/5689563

Latest Astana Peace Process Summit Highlights U.S. and Israel's Role in Prolonging Syrian Conflict
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
The fifth Syria-focused Astana process summit took place in Turkey's capital, Ankara on Monday. Since the summit's inception in 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have engaged in trilateral discussions …
globalresearch.ca/latest-astana-peace-process-summit-highlights-u-s-israel-role-syrian-conflict/5689565

Conflict With Iran Portends World War III
Robert Freeman | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
If the U.S. cannot defeat the likes of second- and third- and fourth-rate military powers like Iraq and Afghanistan and Syria, does it really want to start a war with the strategic ally of the #2 and #3 nuclear powers in the world? (Photo: Pixabay/geralt/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/09/18/confli…

Turkey's "Refugee City" Proposal for Syria Amounts to Demographic Engineering
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
Turkish President Erdogan's recently announced proposal to build a "refugee city" in Northern Syria amounts to demographic engineering intended to stop the creation of a "Kurdish Corridor" there and also prevent the region from fully reintegrating into Damascus' fold after …
globalresearch.ca/turkey-refugee-city-proposal-syria-amounts-demographic-engineering/5689536

Once Again in Afghanistan, the U.S. Proves It Can't Be Trusted
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-18
The first draft of this column came not to bury but to praise Donald Trump. I planned to applaud the president's peace initiative with the Taliban, his strategy of ignoring the corrupt and discredited puppet regime Bush installed in Kabul and his desire to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan. This was a move I have been…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/18/once-again-i…

The 'official secrets' movie vs. Joe Biden's lies about the Iraq war
Norman Solomon | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-18
Joe Biden's recent efforts to deny his record of support for invading Iraq are marvels of evasion, with falsehoods that have been refuted by one well-documented appraisal after another after another. This month, Biden claimed that his vote for war on the Senate floor was somehow not a vote for war. Ironically, while he was spinning anew to deny the undeniable, theaters …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/18/the-offici…

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…

The secret GOP plan to keep power
Robert Reich | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-18
In 2020, we need to pay attention to state elections as well as elections for president and Congress. State elections could decide whether the Republican Party further corrupts American democracy. As demographics change — and America becomes more diverse and more liberal — the GOP has responded by implementing policies that will take away power from the American people. …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/18/the-secret…

Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Tied With Main Rival Gantz
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
Israel's election was too close to call Wednesday, with a partial vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz. | RELATED: | Israel's Netanyahu May Lose Majority in Congress: Exit Polls | An official result was still hours, perhaps days off. But with more than 63 percent of votes counted, the Netanyahu-led right-wing bloc was, as expected, more or less even with Gantz's center-left. | With no single-party majority…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israeli-Election…

Creating a Society of Hope and Inclusion: Speech to the TUC
Jeremy Corbyn | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-18
This is the text of Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the Trades Union Congress on September 10, 2019. Congress, thank you for that warm welcome. It's an honour to be asked to address you again. I'm proud that trade unions and the Labour Party are working as closely together now as we ever have. Because together…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/18/creating-a-s…

In Repairing Its Image, the DCCC Has Only Scratched the Surface
Steve Phillips | thenation.com | 2019-09-18
In Repairing Its Image, the DCCC Has Only Scratched the Surface…
thenation.com/article/dccc-spending-dive…

The Uncertain and Dangerous Interregnum: World Peace and the Post-Cold War Era
Joseph Gerson | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia. (Photo: Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/09/18/uncert…

Venezuela Urges the World to Support Peace Dialogue
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-18
The National Dialogue Roundtable in Venezuela, constituted by members of the constitutional government and representatives of the opposition, urged Tuesday for the international community to support the peace and understanding initiatives. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Court Frees Opposition Lawmaker | The participants reiterated in a statement that all political factions are working hard to reach a diplomatic solution to all internal problems. They also invited the European Union and the other interna…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Urges-…

Selected Articles: U.S. and Israel's Role in Prolonging Syrian Conflict
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-18
Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us …
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WATCH: With Gun Control Measures Held Up In Congress, 'Gut Punch' PSA Shows Children Trying to Survive School Shooting
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
A new PSA released Wednesday by the non-profit group Sandy Hook Promise showed the reality children face as they head back to school—one marked not only by back-to-school shopping but by active shooter drills and fears that their school could be the next target of a mass shooting. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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WATCH: Coalition of 10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call On Congress to Pass Green New Deal
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-18
Challenging the narrative that the agricultural industry opposes bold action to combat the climate crisis, a coalition of nearly 10,000 farmers and ranchers on Wednesday demanded that Congress support the Green New Deal. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/18/watch-c…

'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…

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

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

Ecuadorean Congress Approves UNASUR Withdrawal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
The National Assembly of Ecuador approved Tuesday a report denouncing the Union of South American Nations' treaty, formalizing the process to definitively leave the regional body. | RELATED: | Ecuador's Ex-President Rafael Correa on UNASUR 'Disintegration' | With 79 votes in favor, 36 against, 4 abstentions and no null votes, the national legislators approved the report that had been prepared by the Sovereignty, Integration and International Relations Commission and awaited the r…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuadorean-Congr…

Israel's Netanyahu May Lose Majority in Congress: Exit Polls
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's battle for political survival looked compromised after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed his party could not secure a majority in Congress. | RELATED: | Israel to Rule Over Revocation of BDS Founder's Residency | The surveys by Israeli television stations gave Netanyahu's far-right Likud 31 seats out of parliament's 120 seats – not enough to reach a 61 majority, compared with 32-34 for the centrist Blue and White led by former…
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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/

Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Journalist, Dies at 75
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-17
NEW YORK — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. | ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and pay tribute. | Roberts was the daughter of Hale Boggs, a former House majority leader from Louisiana, and Lindy Boggs, who succeeded her husband in Congress. Roberts worked in local news and CBS News before joining NPR to cover Congress in 1978. She joined ABC a decade later, not leaving NPR. | Related Articles:
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'House Democrats must not delay': Progressives, 2020 contenders demand Kavanaugh impeachment amid new sexual misconduct accusations
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-17
Progressive advocacy groups and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates led the chorus of voices demanding that House Democrats launch impeachment proceedings against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the New York Times over the weekend published fresh details about sexual misconduct allegations against the judge and FBI failures to investigate complaints made against him prior to his confirmation. | "The evidence that Kavanaugh committed perjury in his Senate testimony is mounting," Demand Justic…
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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…

NHL players stick to current collective bargaining agreement until 2022
Stephen Whyno | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-17
The National Hockey League will play its next three seasons without the threat of a work stoppage amid optimism that labor peace will stretch beyond 2022. The NHL Players' Association on Monday announced it would not opt-out of the current collective bargaining agreement. Combined with the owners' decision earlier this month not to trigger their …
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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

'Our Doors Are Open for Peace Talks': Taliban to Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Afghanistan's Taliban told the BBC that their "doors are open" should United States President Donald Trump want to resume peace talks in the future, despite him having unilaterraly scrapped a draft peace deal between the two factions. | RELATED: | Taliban Delegation Travels to Russia as Peace Prospects With US Collapse | "From our side, our doo…
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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley to Introduce Resolution Calling for Kavanaugh Impeachment Inquiry
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
"We must demand justice for survivors and hold Kavanaugh accountable for his actions." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…
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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”

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”

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…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/15/chicago-…

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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/a-morning-in-…

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…
theintercept.com/2019/09/12/debate-alexa…

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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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…
theintercept.com/2019/09/12/senate-democ…

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…
fair.org/home/on-18th-anniversary-of-9-1…

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-…

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-…

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 …
uwidata.com/5269-safe-zone-in-syria-trum…

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…

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…

Foreign Correspondent: Can Trump Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-09-06
Don't hold your breath.
progressive.org/dispatches/foreign-corre…

Ex-Mayor Beth Van Duyne, Known for Anti-Sharia Crusade, Running for Congress
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-03
Beth Van Duyne, a former Texas mayor who stoked hysteria around an Islamic tribunal and has associated with anti-Muslim hate groups, is running for U.S. Congress.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/09/03/ex-ma…