Video: Russia Tested Elements of Advanced S-500 Air Defense in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-04
Syrian, Iranian and Russian forces started a joint military drill, involving heavy military equipment, rocket launchers and warplanes, on October 1, al-Watan newspaper reported on October 2. According to al-Watan, the drills coincided with a series of protests against the …
Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry Expected to Step Down by Year's End
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-04
| Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who has dedicated himself to bolstering President Donald Trump's fossil fuel agenda, is expected to announce his resignation from the administration by December, multiple news outlets reported Thursday night. | Perry, one of the longest-serving Cabinet members in an administration with high turnover, was confirmed as energy secretary on March 2, 2017 with a 62-37 vote in the Senate. He won support from every Republican and 10 Democrats, including Joe Manchin of Wes…
The official lies told about JFK's death prove that the people no longer own the government
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-04
Let us think back to the year 1960 and compare those times to our own. The previous eight years under Eisenhower were, in America, years of relative peace and prosperity. The Korean War ended in 1953. There was the continuing fear of nuclear destruction and war with the Soviet Union, but we were not actually …
'Save the planet, eat the babies': AOC trolled over climate change panic by pro-Trump prankster
rt.com | 2019-10-04
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a fan of radical climate change solutions, but one "modest proposal" caught her off guard. A woman she thought had a "mental condition" suggested eating babies for the good of the earth. | Speaking about her proposed 'Green New Deal' at a town hall event on Thursday, AOC was interrupted by an apparently distressed woman who felt the Green New Deal's zero-carbon goal just wouldn't cut it. Claiming that "we only have a few months left" to fight climate change, the woman went on to suggest that humanity begin eating its own children to save the world from ecological apoca…
Ukraine Reviews Cases on Owner of Firm That Hired Biden Son
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-04
ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine — Ukraine's Prosecutor General said on Friday that his office is reviewing several cases related to the owner of a gas company where former Vice President Joe Biden's son sat on the board, as part of a review of all the criminal cases closed by his predecessors. | U.S. President Donald Trump had pressed for such a review in a phone call with Ukraine's new leader, a "favor" that now has led the U.S. Congress to begin an impeachment inquiry. Ruslan Ryaboshapka's statement shows that Kyiv is under an increasing pressure to react to Trump's overtures, analysts say. | Ryaboshapka told reporters…
Neocon: Trump "Misunderstood" on War to Destroy Syria
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
"The United States' special representative for Syria has defended the controversial decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw troops from the Middle Eastern country and declare that the war against the so-called Islamic State had been won," Trump's envoy to …
Foreign Correspondent: Turkey Plans an Attack on Syrian Kurds
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-10-03
So far, the scheme isn't working so well.
Ilhan Omar Says Her Intersectionality "Terrifies" Donald Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
The United States congresswoman Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that her "intersectionality" of identities of being an immigrant Muslim woman terrifies U.S. President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | #IStandWithIlhan Goes Viral After 'Send Her Back' Chants at Trump Rally | During the late-night show, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee", Omar was asked why she thinks Trump focuses more on her than other Democrats. | "I think he is terrified by any women who are practic…
Brazil: 12 Prosecutors Arrested for Bribing Car Wash Suspects
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
Brazil's Federal Police on Wednesday arrested twelve Federal Tax Administration prosecutors who were suspected of charging bribes to people investigated for the "Car Wash" incident, the largest anti-corruption operation in the history of this South American country. | RELATED: | Brazil: Senate Approves Controversial Pension Reform | These IRS prosecutors belonged to a criminal network which utilized sensative information to blackmail people and demand money in exchange for the reduction o…
The US Calls for Peace and Apologies for Its Past. A Dream
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
"As President of the United States of America, I apologise for the suffering we have caused the world for decades, and particularly in the Middle East. I am sorry for causing so much pain to the Iranian population by inflicting …
State of Exception in Ecuador Amid Strong Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
Police repression continues in Quito's historic center Thursday evening where thousands of protesters are marching, trying to conglomerate in front of the Presidential Palace, but are blocked by hostile police and tear gas from these militarized authorities. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Transport Strike Begins Nationwide Over Gas Price Hike | The peaceful protesters have been met all day with tanks, militarized police and tear gas throughout the day-long protest, but, at the same time,…
Pelosi insists Schiff's falsified 'parody' of fateful Trump-Zelensky call was 'the president's own words'
rt.com | 2019-10-03
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has claimed intelligence committee head Adam Schiff "was using the president's own words" when he made up what he later claimed was a "parody" script of Trump's call with the Ukrainian president. | Pelosi defended Schiff in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos after she was asked if it was "right" for the congressman to give "an interpretation" of President Donald Trump's words instead of reading the actual transcript, which included none of the mafioso posturing of Schiff's performance in front of Congress last week. | Okay what Twilight zone have I entered because this is…
Peruvian Left Backs Dissolution of Congress: Interview
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
Progressive media outlet Nodal interviewed leftist congresswoman Indira Huilca from the New Peru Movement Party this week. During the interview, they discussed Peru's political crisis and what the left sees as the solution to the never-ending corruption scandals that have engulfed the country. Huilca stated stated that Congress has lost legitimacy and is only trying to impede the rooting out of corruption that they represent, but that a genu…
Peru: Vizcarra Swears In New Cabinet
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
Peruvian president, Martin Vizcarra presented his newest cabinet after a swearing in ceremony of the 19 executive members. The ceremoney was presided over by head of the Peruvian Council of Ministers, Vicente Zeballos on Thursday after Vizcarra dissolved the Congress after they denied him a vote of confidence to change the way in which the nation's Constitutional Court is appointed. | RELATED: | Peruvian Left Backs Dissolution of Congress: Interview | Vizcarra based his decision on the…
Ecuador Assembly Calls for President's Removal, Early Polls
teleSUR -Erin Fiorini | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-03
Former members of Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno's own party, Alianza PAIS, have announced they are demanding early presidential and congressional elections due to the executive's "non-compliance of functions." | RELATED: | State of Exception in Ecuador Amid Strong Protest | Assembly member and leader of the left-leaning Citizens' Revolution, Gabriela Rivadeneira, announced her party wants early elections in order to "move past the political crisis" that the country is going through. | Former president of the assembl…
Selected Articles: MBS Must Shelve His Vicious War in Yemen
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
Wednesday's Daily Brief: African youth pivotal to silencing the guns, UNHCR prize winner announced, street clashes in Iraq, Haiti humanitarian update
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
A recap of Wednesday's top stories: Kyrgyz lawyer honoured by UN refugee agency; Positive but realistic outlook in runup to Syria talks; Security Council debates how African youth can bolster peace; refugees in Mexico pursue innovative labor initiatives; UN laments violent clashes in Iraq; Roadblocks in humanitarian aid for Haiti.
A Third of Voters Who Oppose Impeachment Are Worried About Backlash for Democrats, New Poll Suggests
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-10-02
Last week, after the revelation of a phone call with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. But many of the details are yet to be sorted out: Which of the six investigations into Trump currently being conducted by House committees should impeachment include? And will impeachment proceedings, which are likely to pass the House but fail in the Republican-held Senate, end up backfiring on the Democrats? | A new YouGov Blue poll for the Progressive Change Institute, the nonprofit polling arm of the Progressive Chang…
Africa must 'value youth' in the drive towards lasting peace, young envoy tells Security Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
Recognizing the potential of African youth caught up in conflict to forge peace, is crucial for nurturing their developing identities, and could help them turn away from violence, a youth representative told the Security Council on Wednesday.‚ÄØ…
Peace icon Mahatma Gandhi's message of 'mutual understanding, equality' reverberates on Day of Non-Violence
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
On Wednesday, the global community marks the International Day of Non-Violence, which this year coincided with the 150th anniversary of the birth of the global peace icon who led India to independence, Mahatma Gandhi.
Sanders rips 'casual cruelty that motivates Trump and his billionaire friends' as White House moves to strip free school lunches from 500,000 kids
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
Trump is depriving 500,000 kids of their school lunches for no damn reason–even after 139 members of Congress warned him not to. | Source…
To Impeach or Not to Impeach? Chris Hedges & John Bonifaz Debate What Congress Should Do Next
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-01
House Democrats subpoenaed President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani Monday, seeking documents related to his work in Ukraine. Last week, Guliani admitted on television that he had urged the Ukrainian government to investigate Trump's political rival and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. This comes as House Democrats continue to build their case for impeaching the president, following a whistleblower complaint focused on a phone call in which Trump asked the Ukranian president to do him a "favor" investigating the actions of Democrats, including Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Trump…
The White Helmets, Hala Systems and the Grotesque Militarization of "Humanitarianism" in Syria
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-30
Syria, August 2019 — reports came in that Russian warplanes had destroyed two terrorist-manned early warning radar posts in the Northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post. | According to an article published by South Front, these early warning posts are "tasked with monitoring flights of Russian and Syrian warplanes" and warn armed groups throughout Hama and Idlib of incoming airstrikes on their positions. | South Front informed us that "four militants, inc…
John Cornyn Has Mastered the Art of Political Subservience. As Texas Inches Left, His Fate Hangs in the Balance
Justin Miller | theintercept.com | 2019-09-30
A student of Karl Rove, the Texas senator has been a loyal partisan, first to the GOP establishment and now to Trump. Will that hurt his chances in 2020?
Nina Turner, Bernie Sanders's Campaign Chair, Led Charge for Education Reform as Ohio Legislator
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-09-30
Nina Turner said she's "definitely evolved" since her time in the Ohio state Senate, but she remains proud of pro-charter policies she helped pass.
Daniel McAdams: "The US Has Ceased Being a Republic and Has Become a National Security State"
American Herald Tribune | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-30
Daniel McAdams, the Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, is banned from Twitter.
Daniel McAdams: “The US Has Ceased Being a Republic and Has Become a National Security State”
In Media Newspeak, a 'Peace Plan' for Israel/Palestine Is Anything US Proposes
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-09-30
Prior to the elections in Israel/Palestine in September–marred by blatant racism posturing as the "democratic process," with millions of Palestinians living under varying degrees of Israeli rule unable to vote due to their ethnicity–Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu generated headlines for repeatedly pledging to annex nearly a third of the illegally occupied West Ba…
Millions of Afghans have 'voted not just for a president, but also for democracy', UN Assembly told
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-30
Just two days ago, some three million Afghans faced the threat of terrorism and headed to the polls, to "vote not just for a president, but also for democracy," Hamdulla Mohib, Afghanistan's National Security Adviser told the UN General Assembly on Monday, adding that no matter the outcome of the elections, "peace is and will remain the Government's priority."
The Democratic Party Remains a Party of War, Not Peace
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-27
Green Party candidate Madelyn Hoffman says that even the progressive Democratic presidential candidates remain unwilling to challenge the Pentagon.
The Wounds of War
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2019-09-27
Recovering from a broken hip, peace activist Kathy Kelly reflects on her experiences with people disabled and traumatized by war.
Headlines for September 27, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Whistleblower Warned White House Tried to "Lock Down" Ukraine Call Details, Acting DNI Maguire Says Whistleblower "Acted in Good Faith", Trump Suggests Whistleblower Should Get Death Sentence for Treason, Global Youth-Led Strikes Demand Action on Climate Crisis, Study Finds Climate Crisis May Threaten 60% of World's Wheat Crop by 2100, States Challenge Trump's Rollback of Endangered Species Act, Senate Advances Confirmation of Ex-Monsanto Executive to Lead Wildlife Agency, EPA Chief Blames California's Homeless Population for Poor Water Quality, Protesters Defy Security Crackdown in Egypt, Demanding Ouster of Pre…
Documents Prove "Creative Community for Peace" is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group "StandWithUs"
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-25
Documents Prove "Creative Community for Peace" is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group "StandWithUs": UpdateArtists who support justice for all and oppose racism in all forms should be aware of CCFP's deception and steer clear of its lobbying agenda. | Cultural BoycottSeptember 25, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
Take Action to Avoid War with Iran
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-09-25
photo credit Dear Groundswell Readers, We have to keep pushing Congress this week if we want to avoid war with Iran. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said recently that the U.K. might join a U.S.-led military effort in the Gulf. When other nations step up to join the "coalition of the willing" it's often a bad sign. …
White Supremacist Violence Is On the Rise. Expanding the FBI's Powers Isn't the Answer
aclu.org | 2019-09-25
Expanding law enforcement's powers will harm the communities of color that white supremacist violence targets–and undermine our constitutional rights. | In response to the increase in white supremacist violence, Congress has been holding hearings — including one today — on the urgent need to address it. But, rather than getting to the bottom of why our law enforcement agencies have failed to address white supremacist violence, some lawmakers are rushing to give law enforcement agencies harmful additional powers and creating new crimes. That approach ignores the way power, racism, and nation…
It's Time to Impeach Members of Congress for Not Impeaching Trump
Jud Lounsbury | progressive.org | 2019-09-25
The question is no longer whether it's a good idea. It's about whether the members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, will follow their oath of office to defend the Constitution.