Daily Archives: September 24, 2019

2019-09-24: News Headlines

Brett Wilkins (2019-09-24). Rights Groups Urge Senate to Reject Nomination of Torture Advocate Marshall Billingslea to Top Human Rights Post. commondreams.org Most of the torture techniques approved by the Bush administration—which included the interrupted drowning technique known as "waterboarding," sleep, sensory and food deprivation, shackling in excruciating "stress positions," the use of loud music and dogs to torment detainees, slamming into walls, solitary confinement, exposure to extreme heat or cold and sexual humiliation—are illegal under both domestic and international law. (Photo: Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

John Nichols (2019-09-24). Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry. Now Congress Has to Get it Right. thenation.com Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry. Now Congress Has to Get it Right…

RT (2019-09-24). Pelosi announces IMPEACHMENT inquiry over Ukraine call, Trump says it will help him win elections. rt.com President Donald Trump has called a looming impeachment inquiry against him a "positive," saying it will help him "win the election." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the investigation shortly afterwards. | Speaking to reporters at the UN General Assembly in New York, Trump said that impeachment would be "a positive for me," adding "we will win the election." | Democrats in Congress have threatened to impeach Trump countless times already – sometimes for non-offenses like "being such good friends with Putin," or making up mean…

Staff (2019-09-24). Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. | The probe centers on whether Trump abused his presidential powers and sought help from a foreign government to undermine Democratic foe Joe Biden and help his own reelection. Pelosi said such actions would mark a "betrayal of his oath of office" and declared: "No one is above the law." | Pelosi's brief statement, historic ye…

Melvin Goodman (2019-09-24). The Central Role of the Whistleblower. counterpunch.org The fortuitous emergence of a courageous whistleblower in the Trump White House and Harvard Professor Jill Lepore's pathetically ill-informed review of Edward Snowden's recent book, "Permanent Record," are important reminders of the central and difficult role of whistleblowers in any successful effort to restore our democracy. The information provided by whistleblowers is key to the work of congressional oversight; investigative journalism; and informed political debate. Whistleblowers contributed to the knowledge of the crimes of the intelligence community during the Vietnam War and the exposure of Iran-contra,…

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

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-24). Russia's Middle East Strategy: "Balance" vs. "Betrayal"? globalresearch.ca There's an intense debate raging within the Alternative and Independent media over whether Russia's contemporary Mideast strategy amounts to "balancing" or "betraying" the Resistance given the Eurasian Great Power's extremely close military cooperation with "Israel" in Syria. | The Freakish Fusion …

Aaron Maté (2019-09-24). The Syria you won't see: Max Blumenthal on visiting Damascus after the proxy war. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal discusses his reporting trip to Damascus in the aftermath of Syria's proxy war. Blumenthal interviewed residents…

Rene Sonsmann (2019-09-24). The C.E.O> – A Fun Poem. indybay.org BY RENE SONSMANN. SET: The play takes place in Heaven. The set is a bare stage. The stage is lit with a warm ethereal light. God is bathed in a strong spot light at all times. CHARACTERS: God and Adrian, a recently deceased arrival in Heaven. God is middle-aged, clean shaven, dressed in a bright Hawaiian shirt and pale blue chinos.

commondreams (2019-09-24). CAIR Submits Written Testimony for Congressional Muslim Ban Hearing. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2019-09-24). NIAC Statement on First Congressional Hearing on the Muslim Ban. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Kate Aronoff (2019-09-24). Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Call for Reversal of Puerto Rico Austerity Measures. theintercept.com When hundreds of thousands of people poured onto the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, last July, it wasn't just the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló they wanted. "Ricky renuncia y llévate la junta," many of them cried — "Ricky resign, and take the junta with you." For three years, a federally imposed Financial Oversight and Management Board, known as the junta or the FOMB, had imposed severe austerity measures on Puerto Ricans, ostensibly in an effort to get a handle on the soaring debt. Like Rosselló's administration, the junta's members and consultants were riddled with conflicts of interest. The peo…

WSWS (2019-09-24). The Report exposes CIA torture, then absolves the Democrats. wsws.org The Report is a dramatization of the events surrounding the US Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into and writing of a report on pervasive CIA torture under the Bush administration.

Staff (2019-09-24). States, 2020 Candidates Push Back Against Facial Recognition Technology. truthout.org | | Privacy and civil liberties advocates are celebrating the California Senate's recent bipartisan passage of AB 1215, which would place a three-year moratorium on the use of facial recognition surveillance in police body-worn cameras. The bill now awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature. | The legislation, which faced stiff opposition from the state's police unions, comes afte…

teleSUR (2019-09-24). Sanctions Hinder Possibility of Elections: Venezuelan Opposition. telesurenglish.net Leaders of Venezuela's opposition parties have hailed results from the formal dialogue with the government, calling it a peaceful route out of adversity while also calling U.S. sanctions a threat to any early elections, and demanding that they be lifted. | RELATED: | Venezuela: PSUV Lawmakers Return to National Assembly Tuesday | Venezuela's Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez, along with opposition figure Timoteo Zambrano, gave a brief press conference Monday in w…

Staff (2019-09-24). Roger Waters: We're Ignoring One of Humanity's Biggest Threats. truthdig.com DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News Network from Harold Square in Manhattan. | I'm here today with legendary musician Roger Waters, also known widely around the world for his peace activism and his activism for human rights. We are here for the People's Mobilization Against the U.S. War Machine and Save The Planet. Thank you very much for joining us, Roger. | ROGER WATERS: Not at all. | DIMITRI LASCARIS: So Roger, the relationship between one of the major existential threats of our time, climate change, and militarism is not as well-known as the relationship between militarism a…

Renee Parsons (2019-09-24). US Election Candidates: As Joe Biden Falters, Will Elizabeth Warren Survive the Scrutiny. globalresearch.ca Despite early polls which showed some of the 'top tier' Democrat candidates beating Trump in a general election, the last DNC debate left considerable question as to whether there was enough substance on that stage to win the White House….

Staff (2019-09-24). Meet Brazil's Indigenous Leader Attacked by Bolsonaro at U.N. over Efforts to Preserve the Amazon. democracynow.org A number of indigenous leaders from Brazil traveled to New York to protest Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open the Amazon rainforest for agribusiness, logging and mining. Democracy Now!'s Nermeen Shaikh spoke to Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe on Monday outside the U.N. Climate Action Summit about the situation in the Amazon, including the recent outbreak of devastating fires. After the interview, Chief Raoni attempted to enter the U.N. summit, but despite support from dozens of activists, he was barred from entering. He is a nominee for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Paul Larudee (2019-09-23). In Support of Brother Donald Lafleur, Executive Vice President, Canadian Labour Congress. dissidentvoice.org Dear Comrades, We write to you as fellow trade unionists and comrades dedicated in the struggle for workers' rights in support of Donald Lafleur and his visit to the GFTU trade union congress in Damascus. Brother Lafleur has been unjustly placed on administrative leave despite the fact that he attended the meeting as a private …

Tyler Durden (2019-09-23). A Half-Decade Late, New York Post Admits is ISIS Run by NATO Member Turkey. theantimedia.com Many ISIS terrorists have simply donned a new uniform and joined Turkish-backed rebels to engage in "ethnic cleansing" of Syrian Kurds.

The Canary (2019-09-23). Greenpeace targets Burger King over Amazon fires and deforestation. thecanary.co Environmental campaigners have unfurled giant banners at Burger King's Leicester Square restaurant in London in protest at the Amazon fires and deforestation.The meat industry and the rainforest: The green group claims Burger King…

Staff (2019-09-23). Headlines for September 23, 2019. democracynow.org 4 Million Take to the Streets for Global Climate Strike, Trump Admin Ignored CBP Report Linking Climate Change and Increased Migration, Honduran Woman and 21-Month-Old Son Die While Attempting to Reach U.S., New Deal Would Force Asylum Seekers to Return to El Salvador Despite Obvious Dangers, Calls for Impeachment Grow as Trump Acknowledges Ukraine Phone Call About Bidens, U.S. to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Impose Iran Sanctions, as Rouhani Heads to UNGA with Peace Plan, Arab Parties in Israel Back Benny Gantz in Bid to End Netanyahu's Rule, Egyptians Take to Street in Rare Protest Against President Sisi, Gov't…

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

Roger D. Harris (2019-09-21). On the Road to Damascus: International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback. mintpressnews.com Syrians say it's even harder now to make ends meet than it was during the height of their country's war because of intensified U.S and European sanctions.

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-09-20). The Environmental Left Is Softening on Carbon-Capture Technology. Maybe That's OK. theintercept.com At the start of this year, more than 600 environmental groups — including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Sunrise Movement — sent a letter to Congress saying they will "vigorously oppose" federal climate legislation that promotes "corporate schemes" like carbon-capture and storage. | Congress was not chastened. This past July, tucked in the Senate's $287 billion highway reauthorization bill, was a bipartisan measure to support carbon-ca…

Staff (2019-09-20). Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor. therealnews.com Under a new law backed by Big Oil and passed in statehouses nationwide, Greenpeace USA activists face felony charges for the action. Texas is the second state to bring such charges under the "critical infrastructure" law…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-09-20). Using Forged Emails, "Progressive" Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink. mintpressnews.com Behind the campaign to silence these three critical, anti-war journalists was the same cast of characters that have become notorious in progressive circles for the viciousness of their attacks against anyone willing to come out against regime change in Syria.

Alex Emmons (2019-09-20). William Barr Has Long Tried to Limit What a President Must Share With Congress. The Whistleblower Complaint is No Exception. theintercept.com Barr has been a strong proponent of the "unitary executive," a legal theory that states the president has near absolute authority over the executive branch.

Staff (2019-09-19). Amnesty Head: Climate Crisis Is a "Death Penalty" for Humanity. Leaders Need Political Will to Act. democracynow.org More than a million students are expected to walk out of class on Friday in a Global Climate Strike, with more than 800 climate strikes scheduled in the United States alone. Strikes are also being organized in another 150 countries around the world. In our New York studio, we speak to Amnesty International's Secretary General Kumi Naidoo, who has urged school districts across the globe to allow students to walk out of school on Friday without facing punishment. In a letter, Naidoo, who is also the former executive director of Greenpeace, writes, "Children should not be punished for speaking out about the great in…

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

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…

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.

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

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

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-07-18). Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 18, 2019 — In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because of the Trump administration's policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the precipice of another blunderous …

Peace Action (2019-07-11). Peace Action Endorses 'the Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 11, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, has endorsed four progressive champions for the House of Representatives in the 2020 election, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for New York's 14th district, Rep. Ilhan Omar for Minnesota's 5th district, Rep. Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-28). Most Senators Oppose War with Iran Without Congressional Approval. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 28, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting 50-40 in favor of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block funding for military action against Iran without congressional approval, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because …

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-20). Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end U.S. involvement …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-20). Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-19). House Casts Historic Vote to Repeal Authorization for Endless War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 19, 2019 — In response to the House of Representatives passing H.R. 2740 (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020), which includes language to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) eight months after …

Peace Action (2019-06-17). Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 17, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, and its affiliate Massachusetts Peace Action, endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-17). Sending More Troops to the Middle East is Adding Fuel to the Fire. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 17, 2019 — In response to the Trump administration's decision to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East amidst escalating tensions with Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Rather than pursuing diplomatic off ramps to avert conflict with Iran, the Trump administration is …

2019-09-24: Social Media Postees

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

The Syria you won't see: Max Blumenthal on visiting Damascus after the proxy war
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-24
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal discusses his reporting trip to Damascus in the aftermath of Syria's proxy war. Blumenthal interviewed residents…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/24/the-syria-you…

Russia's Middle East Strategy: "Balance" vs. "Betrayal"?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
There's an intense debate raging within the Alternative and Independent media over whether Russia's contemporary Mideast strategy amounts to "balancing" or "betraying" the Resistance given the Eurasian Great Power's extremely close military cooperation with "Israel" in Syria. | The Freakish Fusion …
globalresearch.ca/russias-middle-east-strategy-balance-vs-betrayal/5690056

The C.E.O> – A Fun Poem
Rene Sonsmann | indybay.org | 2019-09-24
BY RENE SONSMANN. SET: The play takes place in Heaven. The set is a bare stage. The stage is lit with a warm ethereal light. God is bathed in a strong spot light at all times. CHARACTERS: God and Adrian, a recently deceased arrival in Heaven. God is middle-aged, clean shaven, dressed in a bright Hawaiian shirt and pale blue chinos.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/22/1882660…

The Central Role of the Whistleblower
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-24
The fortuitous emergence of a courageous whistleblower in the Trump White House and Harvard Professor Jill Lepore's pathetically ill-informed review of Edward Snowden's recent book, "Permanent Record," are important reminders of the central and difficult role of whistleblowers in any successful effort to restore our democracy. The information provided by whistleblowers is key to the work of congressional oversight; investigative journalism; and informed political debate. Whistleblowers contributed to the knowledge of the crimes of the intelligence community during the Vietnam War and the exposure of Iran-contra,…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/24/the-central-…

Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Call for Reversal of Puerto Rico Austerity Measures
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2019-09-24
When hundreds of thousands of people poured onto the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, last July, it wasn't just the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló they wanted. "Ricky renuncia y llévate la junta," many of them cried — "Ricky resign, and take the junta with you." For three years, a federally imposed Financial Oversight and Management Board, known as the junta or the FOMB, had imposed severe austerity measures on Puerto Ricans, ostensibly in an effort to get a handle on the soaring debt. Like Rosselló's administration, the junta's members and consultants were riddled with conflicts of interest. The peo…
theintercept.com/2019/09/24/puerto-rico-…

Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-24
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. | The probe centers on whether Trump abused his presidential powers and sought help from a foreign government to undermine Democratic foe Joe Biden and help his own reelection. Pelosi said such actions would mark a "betrayal of his oath of office" and declared: "No one is above the law." | Pelosi's brief statement, historic ye…
truthdig.com/articles/pelosi-announces-i…

Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry. Now Congress Has to Get it Right
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-09-24
Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry. Now Congress Has to Get it Right…
thenation.com/article/trump-impeachment-…

Pelosi announces IMPEACHMENT inquiry over Ukraine call, Trump says it will help him win elections
rt.com | 2019-09-24
President Donald Trump has called a looming impeachment inquiry against him a "positive," saying it will help him "win the election." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the investigation shortly afterwards. | Speaking to reporters at the UN General Assembly in New York, Trump said that impeachment would be "a positive for me," adding "we will win the election." | Democrats in Congress have threatened to impeach Trump countless times already – sometimes for non-offenses like "being such good friends with Putin," or making up mean…
rt.com/usa/469537-trump-pelosi-impeach-e…

CAIR Submits Written Testimony for Congressional Muslim Ban Hearing
commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
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NIAC Statement on First Congressional Hearing on the Muslim Ban
commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
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States, 2020 Candidates Push Back Against Facial Recognition Technology
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-24
| Privacy and civil liberties advocates are celebrating the California Senate's recent bipartisan passage of AB 1215, which would place a three-year moratorium on the use of facial recognition surveillance in police body-worn cameras. The bill now awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature. | The legislation, which faced stiff opposition from the state's police unions, comes afte…
truthout.org/articles/states-2020-candid…

Rights Groups Urge Senate to Reject Nomination of Torture Advocate Marshall Billingslea to Top Human Rights Post
Brett Wilkins | commondreams.org | 2019-09-24
Most of the torture techniques approved by the Bush administration—which included the interrupted drowning technique known as "waterboarding," sleep, sensory and food deprivation, shackling in excruciating "stress positions," the use of loud music and dogs to torment detainees, slamming into walls, solitary confinement, exposure to extreme heat or cold and sexual humiliation—are illegal under both domestic and international law. (Photo: Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/09/24/rights…

The Report exposes CIA torture, then absolves the Democrats
wsws.org | 2019-09-24
The Report is a dramatization of the events surrounding the US Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into and writing of a report on pervasive CIA torture under the Bush administration.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/24/tff4…

Roger Waters: We're Ignoring One of Humanity's Biggest Threats
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-24
DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News Network from Harold Square in Manhattan. | I'm here today with legendary musician Roger Waters, also known widely around the world for his peace activism and his activism for human rights. We are here for the People's Mobilization Against the U.S. War Machine and Save The Planet. Thank you very much for joining us, Roger. | ROGER WATERS: Not at all. | DIMITRI LASCARIS: So Roger, the relationship between one of the major existential threats of our time, climate change, and militarism is not as well-known as the relationship between militarism a…
truthdig.com/articles/roger-waters-were-…

Sanctions Hinder Possibility of Elections: Venezuelan Opposition
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-24
Leaders of Venezuela's opposition parties have hailed results from the formal dialogue with the government, calling it a peaceful route out of adversity while also calling U.S. sanctions a threat to any early elections, and demanding that they be lifted. | RELATED: | Venezuela: PSUV Lawmakers Return to National Assembly Tuesday | Venezuela's Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez, along with opposition figure Timoteo Zambrano, gave a brief press conference Monday in w…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Sanctions-Mus…

US Election Candidates: As Joe Biden Falters, Will Elizabeth Warren Survive the Scrutiny
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-24
Despite early polls which showed some of the 'top tier' Democrat candidates beating Trump in a general election, the last DNC debate left considerable question as to whether there was enough substance on that stage to win the White House….
globalresearch.ca/us-elections-candidates-as-joe-biden-falters-will-elizabeth-warren-survive-the-scrutiny/5690087

Meet Brazil's Indigenous Leader Attacked by Bolsonaro at U.N. over Efforts to Preserve the Amazon
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-24
A number of indigenous leaders from Brazil traveled to New York to protest Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open the Amazon rainforest for agribusiness, logging and mining. Democracy Now!'s Nermeen Shaikh spoke to Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe on Monday outside the U.N. Climate Action Summit about the situation in the Amazon, including the recent outbreak of devastating fires. After the interview, Chief Raoni attempted to enter the U.N. summit, but despite support from dozens of activists, he was barred from entering. He is a nominee for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/24/un_climat…

A Half-Decade Late, New York Post Admits is ISIS Run by NATO Member Turkey
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-23
Many ISIS terrorists have simply donned a new uniform and joined Turkish-backed rebels to engage in "ethnic cleansing" of Syrian Kurds.

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

In Support of Brother Donald Lafleur, Executive Vice President, Canadian Labour Congress
Paul Larudee | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-23
Dear Comrades, We write to you as fellow trade unionists and comrades dedicated in the struggle for workers' rights in support of Donald Lafleur and his visit to the GFTU trade union congress in Damascus. Brother Lafleur has been unjustly placed on administrative leave despite the fact that he attended the meeting as a private …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/in-support-of…

Greenpeace targets Burger King over Amazon fires and deforestation
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-23
Environmental campaigners have unfurled giant banners at Burger King's Leicester Square restaurant in London in protest at the Amazon fires and deforestation.The meat industry and the rainforest: The green group claims Burger King…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/09/23/greenpeace-targets-burger-king-over-amazon-fires-and-deforestation/

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

On the Road to Damascus: International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-21
Syrians say it's even harder now to make ends meet than it was during the height of their country's war because of intensified U.S and European sanctions.
mintpressnews.com/international-conferen…

Using Forged Emails, "Progressive" Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-20
Behind the campaign to silence these three critical, anti-war journalists was the same cast of characters that have become notorious in progressive circles for the viciousness of their attacks against anyone willing to come out against regime change in Syria.
mintpressnews.com/using-forged-emails-pr…

William Barr Has Long Tried to Limit What a President Must Share With Congress. The Whistleblower Complaint is No Exception
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
Barr has been a strong proponent of the "unitary executive," a legal theory that states the president has near absolute authority over the executive branch.
theintercept.com/2019/09/20/william-barr…

The Environmental Left Is Softening on Carbon-Capture Technology. Maybe That's OK
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-09-20
At the start of this year, more than 600 environmental groups — including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, and Sunrise Movement — sent a letter to Congress saying they will "vigorously oppose" federal climate legislation that promotes "corporate schemes" like carbon-capture and storage. | Congress was not chastened. This past July, tucked in the Senate's $287 billion highway reauthorization bill, was a bipartisan measure to support carbon-ca…
theintercept.com/2019/09/20/carbon-captu…

Activists Face Felony Charges for Blocking Houston Oil Tanker Corridor
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-20
Under a new law backed by Big Oil and passed in statehouses nationwide, Greenpeace USA activists face felony charges for the action. Texas is the second state to bring such charges under the "critical infrastructure" law…
therealnews.com/stories/activists-face-f…

Amnesty Head: Climate Crisis Is a "Death Penalty" for Humanity. Leaders Need Political Will to Act
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-19
More than a million students are expected to walk out of class on Friday in a Global Climate Strike, with more than 800 climate strikes scheduled in the United States alone. Strikes are also being organized in another 150 countries around the world. In our New York studio, we speak to Amnesty International's Secretary General Kumi Naidoo, who has urged school districts across the globe to allow students to walk out of school on Friday without facing punishment. In a letter, Naidoo, who is also the former executive director of Greenpeace, writes, "Children should not be punished for speaking out about the great in…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/19/kumi_naid…

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

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

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

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