2019-10-16: Social Media Postees

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U.S. Sanctions Could Push Turkey to Leave NATO
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
The administration of the Kurdish-controlled regions in north-eastern Syria announced on Sunday that they had reached an agreement with the central Syrian government in Damascus to deploy Syrian troops along areas of the border region with Turkey to help repel …
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How Turkey's Invasion of Syria Backfired on Erdogan
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
Turkey's Syrian venture is rapidly turning sour from President Erdogan's point of view. The Turkish advance into northeast Syria is moving slowly, but Turkey's military options are becoming increasingly limited as the Syrian Army, backed by Russia, moves into Kurdish-held cities and towns that might have been targeted by Turkish forces.
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The Democrats support the "Forever War"
wsws.org | 2019-10-16
The Democratic Party's saber-rattling response to the Syrian fiasco helps Trump fraudulently posture as an opponent of war.
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Video: Syrian Army Taking Control of Key Positions in SDF-held Area
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
On October 14, units of the Syrian Army started entering areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria. | The terms and conditions of the deal made by the SDF and Damascus are yet to be revealed, …
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Turkish Op Ends When Kurdish Forces Leave Border Area: Erdogan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-16
Turkey's offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned "safe zone", President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, but warned that no power could stop it until then. | RELATED: | US: White House Confirms Pence to Visit Turkey | Erdogan said the quickest solution was for militants to drop their weapons and pull back from the area by Wednesday evening. The operation will end when the "safe zone" is established, he sa…
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Kurds in San Francisco Protest Betrayal by the US
Photos and Text | indybay.org | 2019-10-16
Trump forces our former ally into arms of our enemy, Syria's Assad. Russia, Iran and ISIS to benefit.
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Photo Essay: Home for the Kurds?
Giacomo Sini | progressive.org | 2019-10-16
The Kurds living in Syria and Iraq, in territory reclaimed from ISIS, worked together to create an independent region called Rojava, based on workers rights, equality, feminism, and ecology.
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China Vows Strong Countermeasures in Response to Hostile US Legislation
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
The so-called US Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 was unanimously adopted by House and Senate committees. | On Tuesday, House members unanimously passed the measure, Senate adoption virtually certain, perhaps by unanimous voice vote. | The measure ignored …
globalresearch.ca/china-vows-strong-countermeasures-response-hostile-us-legislation/5692171

Poland: Law and Justice Party wins second term in office, loses majority in the Senate
wsws.org | 2019-10-16
The far-right party has been able to exploit the liberal opposition's de facto collaboration in stifling workers' opposition.
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Republicans see the light, no longer will submit to Trump's domination
Michael Payne | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-16
In a stunning, totally unforeseen turn of events, key Senate and House Republicans, after meeting in an 8-hour secret session, suddenly announced that Republican members of Congress will no longer bend to the iron-fisted dictates and rule of President Trump. This political bombshell came out of nowhere and has turned Washington DC upside down. The …
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Democrats Decry Trump's Syria Policy But Fail to Address Palestine, Yemen, China & Other Issues
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-16
At Tuesday's debate, Democratic candidates took aim at President Trump's recent move to withdraw support from the Kurds in northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey to invade the region. We speak with Intercept contributor Mehdi Hasan, host of the "Deconstructed" podcast, about the candidates' foreign policy proposals.
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Trump OK's Sanctions on Turkey
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
Trump, House and Senate officials threatened sanctions on Turkey for its cross-border offensive in Syria. | On Monday, Trump OK'd their imposition by the US Treasury — despite green lighting Turkish aggression before launched, withdrawing US troops from northeast Syrian areas …
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Syria war: executions condemned as violence continues 'on both sides' of border with Turkey
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-15
Amid ongoing fighting in northern Syria and disturbing reports that extrajudicial killings have been streamed online, the United Nations and their partners are continuing to deliver humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people displaced by the violence, UN agencies stressed on Tuesday.
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Syria Has Restored 1554 Schools Completely Destroyed by NATO Sponsored Terrorists
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
Syrian Ministry of Education managed to restore and rehabilitate 1554 schools and set the plans to rehabilitate 1000 other schools achieving 90% of the current plan thus far. 10,000 teaching jobs to be added in a month from now. | In …
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U.S., NATO, Turkey out of Syria!
Editor | workers.org | 2019-10-15
The conflict within the U.S. ruling class about the Turkish invasion of northern Syria has created some confusion about events there. The latest new development — an alliance of Kurdish-based forces with the Syrian national army to defend the border from the Turkish army — may increase that confusion. To . . . | Continue reading U.S., NATO, Turkey out of Syria! at Workers.org
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Betrayal in the Levant
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-15
Confusion reigns in certain left-leaning and anarchist circles. Pat Robertson tells Trump he will lose his mandate of heaven if he really does pull the US troops occupying northern Syria from their positions. Democrats, Republicans, neocons and neoliberals join the Pentagon and the mainstream US media to decry this possible troop redeployment. Turkey assembles its military…
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Trump Dumps the Kurds: US and Russian Officers "Coordinate Military Movements" in Northeastern Syria
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
The US and Russian military officers met late last night in Al Farat, a small village north of Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, according to media 'Al Mayadeen'. | *** | The purpose of the meeting was to coordinate military movements in the …
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One Rocket Provoked the US Withdrawal: Details of the Kurdish-Russian-Syrian Deal
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
Last Friday a 155 mm artillery shell landed 300 metres from a US command post near the Syrian bordering city of Ayn al-Arab (known by the Syrian Kurds as "Kobane") during an ongoing operation carried out by Turkey — a …
globalresearch.ca/one-rocket-provoked-us-withdrawal-details-kurdish-russian-syrian-deal/5692031

Pushback: Aaron Maté and Ben Norton discuss Syria war, US withdrawal, Turkish invasion
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-15
The Grayzone hosted its first YouTube livestream of Pushback with Aaron Maté, featuring Ben Norton. We discussed the Syria war,…
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Trump Wants to End the "Stupid Wars"?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
The discussion, if one might even call it that, regarding the apparent President Donald Trump decision to withdraw at least some American soldiers from Syria has predictably developed along partisan, ideologically fueled lines. Trump has inevitably muddied the waters by …
globalresearch.ca/trump-wants-end-stupid-wars/5692062

US: White House Confirms Pence to Visit Turkey
teleSUR, jg-EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-15
The White House has confirmed that United States Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ankara on Thursday to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to negotiate a cease-fire for Turkish troops in Syria. | RELATED: | Trump Prepares to Drop Sanctions Hammer on Turkey | According to Washington, the delegation "will reiterate President Trump's commitment to mainta…
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The Congress Has to Draw the Line
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-15
"I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as President." Really! It is time for the House of Representatives to announce comprehensive articles of impeachment against the chronic outlaw and violator of the public trust — President Donald J. Trump who won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote. Six…
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Coalition to March on the DNC 2020 gets off to a good start with its first action
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-15
Milwaukee, WI – The first meeting for the Coalition to March on the DNC took place on the evening of October 11, concluding with a demonstration and rally. The coalition is comprised of many progressive activist groups united around nine demands – or points of unity – that serve as a basis and also a guide to action. Some of these points are "Legalization for all; no more deportations" and "Fight to expand union and worker rights." | The coalition plans to march during the Democratic National Convention next July. Though a request for a permit to march has been submitted, the coalition is still awaiting a respons…
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Why I Stand by 70 Years Old Communist China
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-15
Happy Birthday, People's Republic of China! Heartfelt Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday, and thank you for being here, for standing, for not bending down and never surrendering. The capitalist world is in decay. The West is rotting. Anger and nihilism are pouring from the imperialist empire whose citizens are frustrated; not at peace with themselves. Imperialist …
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Give Us One Debate About War and Peace
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-15
Give Us One Debate About War and Peace…
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UN Peacekeeping 15-year Mission Ends With Mixed Legacy in Haiti
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-15
As Haiti enters its fifth consecutive week of unrest with daily protests demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, the United Nations ended Tuesday its 15-year-long peacekeeping and justice mission in the Caribbean country with a mixed legacy. | RELATED: | Thousands of People Join Peaceful Protest Called by Artists in Haiti | In 2004, a…
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Security Council marks transition from 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-15
Although 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti have drawn to a close, the Organization's commitment to strengthening and stabilizing the country will continue, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.
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Our Online Speech Rights Are Under Threat
Kate Ruane | aclu.org | 2019-10-15
Congress on Wednesday will examine a little-known law that has made the internet the space for self-expression and connection that it is today. The law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230), is one of the most speech protective laws Congress has ever enacted and it is now under threat. | The internet today provides us an indispensable platform to communicate freely with others who might otherwis…
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'Arrest and Detain Giuliani Right Now,' Say Critics, After Trump Lawyer Refuses Congressional Subpoena
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-15
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Human Rights Leaders Arrested at US Capitol Protesting 'Cruel' Trump Plan to Slash Refugee Cap
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-15
As U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met privately with members of Congress Tuesday to discuss the President Donald Trump's push to cut the U.S. refugee cap to a record low, a group of human rights and faith leaders were arrested at the Capitol for protesting against the administration's "destruction" of the Refugee Resettlement Program. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Lessons Not Learned from History Can Kill You
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-14
The Kurds in Northern Syria have been abandoned by the United States military and left to the mercy/mercilessness of the invading Turks. This is what's happening in N. Syria now. Most stable part of the country is being ruined. These armed groups are executing people on M4 Highway earlier today pic.twitter.com/kw7s29NvlW — Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) …
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Military deal sees Syrian army support Kurdish-led resistance to Turkish invasion
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
The Syrian army has now deployed near the Turkish border. This came hours after Kurdish-led defence forces in northern Syria (aka Rojava) said they had reached a deal with Damascus to help them resist Turkey's illegal invasion. | A "military" deal to defeat Turkish-led invaders: | On Monday morning, Syria's state news agency said that the army had moved into…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/10/14/military-deal-sees-syrian-army-support-kurdish-led-resistance-to-turkish-invasion/

Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISIL affiliates: UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-14
The ongoing Turkish military incursion in northeast Syria could unintentionally lead to the release of scores of people associated with the terrorist group ISIL, the UN Secretary-General fears.
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Fake news fail! ABC claims footage from Kentucky gun range shows Turkish attack on Kurdish civilians
rt.com | 2019-10-14
In a scarcely believable display of extreme incompetence or bald-faced lying, ABC News has broadcast footage from a Kentucky gun show, claiming it shows a Turkish assault on Kurdish civilians in northern Syria. | The news organization made the humiliating fumble on its World News Tonight show on Sunday and then again on Good Morning America on Monday. It featured in a package that was heavily critical of US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria. | "Slaughter in Syria," the on-screen graphic screamed as anchor Tom Llamas introduced the footage. "This video, right here, appeari…
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Tucson demands "U.S.-NATO hands off Syria"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-14
Tucson, AZ – Nearly a dozen anti-war activists answered the call for an emergency rally Friday afternoon, October 11, to make the demand that the U.S. and NATO member Turkey leave Syria. Amid rush hour traffic moving through downtown, there were several honks of solidarity with the message on posters saying: "U.S.-NATO out of Syria" and "U.S. hands off Syria." | Earlier in the week, President Trump announced that U.S. troops would be leaving northern Syria. This created an uproar in the corporate mainstream media that the U.S. would be "abandoning an ally" in regional Kurdish forces. A few days later, Turkey, a U…
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Turkish invaders in Syria have killed at least 39 civilians so far — including children
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
On 9 October, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan launched an illegal invasion of largely-Kurdish areas in northern Syria (aka Rojava). And the latest reports indicate that Turkey has killed at least 39 civilians and injured over 100. | "Martyred": | A r…
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MN backs Rage Against the War Machine protest in DC
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-14
Minneapolis, MN – 40 protesters braved the first snow of the season at the busy intersection of Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis on October 12 to say no to U.S. endless wars. The protest was called by the MN Peace Action Coalition in conjunction with the Rage Against the War Machine organized by the Women's March on the Pentagon the same weekend in Washington DC. | Autumn Lake, an organizer with the MN Anti-War Committee, started off the program, "Our protest today comes a day after the Pentagon announced that nearly 2000 additional U.S. troops are being sent to Saudi Arabia in preparation for…
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Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as U.S. Abandons Former Allies to Turkish Assault
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-14
Syrian troops are massing near the Turkish border, one day after Bashar al-Assad's government reached a deal to help protect the Kurds from Turkey's deadly air and ground assault. On Sunday, the Kurds agreed, in a deal brokered by Russia, to hand over two border towns to the Syrian government in exchange for protection. The Kurds had been allied with the United States up until last week, when President Trump abruptly pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey's assault. More than 130,000 people have already been displaced over the past five days since Turkey invaded northern Syria. The deat…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/14/kurds_no…

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Awarded Nobel Prize, Celebrated for "Remarkable Change" in Horn of Africa
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-14
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in an announcement Friday morning. The prime minister last year helped broker a historic peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea, where leaders of the neighboring countries signed a "Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship" and declared an end to nearly two decades of a "state of war" that lasted from 1998 to 2000 and killed 70,000 people. Soon after the peace declaration was signed, the first direct flights between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years took off from Addis Ababa, headed to Eritrea's capital Asmara. Ahmed has also lifted the…
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Crocodile tears? Hillary Clinton tweets that 'sickening horror' in Syria is 'one man's fault' and gets reminded of her deeds
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Hillary Clinton has retweeted a post by an NBC correspondent about 'atrocities' unleashed by Turkey's incursion in Syria, hinting that it's all President Donald Trump's fault. Twitter sent her down Memory Lane. | "This sickening horror is one man's fault," she tweeted on Saturday night, commenting on a tweet by NBC's Richard Engel, who said US military officials are concerned that the Turkish offensive "opens the door to BOTH ethnic cleansing of Kurds and return of ISIS/Al-Qaeda." | This sickening horror is one man's fault. t.co/iMe5cCPkDm– Hillary Clinton (@…
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As Turkey Advances, Syrian Army Moves to Confront Invasion
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-13
The Syrian Army has begun deploying further north to potentially confront the Turkish invasion.

As Turkey Advances, Syrian Army Moves to Confront Invasion

A Know-Nothing President Steps Into a Turkish/Kurdish Minefield
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-11
The U.S. is deeply involved in the region surrounding Syria. Its actions helped lay the groundwork for the current struggle faced by the Kurds.
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Turkish army and militia forces surround Kurdish towns as invasion advances
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-11
Scores of Kurdish civilians, including children, were killed and injured as Turkish forces and their jihadist allies closed in on the towns of Tel Abyad and Serekaniye in northern Syria yesterday. NATO's second-largest army began its invasion after launching airstrikes across the Syrian border. Troops flooded into the largely Kurdish region east of the Euphrates …
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US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-11
"A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria."

US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey

Turkey's Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies said on Friday, amid fears of another "humanitarian catastrophe" in the war-torn country.
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TKP statement: Hands off Syria!
Central Committee, The Communist Party of Turkey | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-11
AKP is committing a great crime for the last eight years. AKP disregards the sovereignty of another country.
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U.S. and Turkey out of Syria — No to the NATO invasion!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-11
Down with the Turkish invasion! U.S. and Turkey out of Syria and the Middle East!
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Friday's Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey's Syria offensive; history's made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist' use of social media in attacks must be curbed.
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Ethiopian Prime Minister awarded Nobel Peace Prize: Guterres hails his 'people first' agenda
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize has been praised by the UN Secretary-General for creating a pathway to stability in the Horn of Africa region.
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Twitter Tips the Scale Toward Incumbents by Refusing to Verify Primary Challengers
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-10-11
Twitter is refusing to verify the accounts of primary challengers running for Congress in 2020, a policy that many candidates say is hurting their campaigns and helping keep the same handful of politicians in power. | Cori Bush, a community activist who challenged 10-term incumbent William Lacy Clay in the St. Louis-based district last cycle, still hasn't been verified on Twitter. She's running in Missouri's 1st Congressional District again in 2020, and even starred in a documentary about her first attempt. "Knock Down the House," the Rachel Lears film Netflix bought for a record $10 million, followed the insurge…
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