Daily Archives: October 20, 2019

2019-10-20: News Headlines

RT (2019-10-20). 'Hillary's gone Crazy!' Russian puppet Trump (almost) blows his cover standing up for Kremlin assets Gabbard & Stein. rt.com The US president has openly admitted to being a Russian puppet (not really, but who cares)! In his latest tweet, Donald Trump sympathized with Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein, whom Hillary Clinton called Kremlin assets and tools. | In case anyone forgot, the White House is Kremlin-controlled territory right now, and the US leader was just one tiny step away from openly admitting it by showing compassion for collateral victims of the Russiagate craze — the Green Party's Jill Stein, and the Hawaiian congresswoman and 2020 Democratic hopeful, Tulsi Gabbard. | So now Crooked Hillary is at it again! She is callin…

RT (2019-10-20). Donald Trump thanks Pentagon chief Mark 'Esperanto' for 'securing oil' in Syria, whatever that might mean. rt.com Donald Trump has fired off another typo-laden tweet, this time sharing a quote from his defense secretary, Mark "Esperanto." The US president also doubled down on his belief that the US has "secured" Syria's oil. | Trump wrote that the situation in Syria has stabilized, citing a statement from Defense Secretary Mark Esper in regards to the status of the fragile ceasefire between Turkish forces and Kurdish militias. | | The Tweeter in Chief, however, had difficulty spelling Esper's name. Another possibility: He fell victim to auto-correct. | As an added bonus, the message included another boast about how the…

The Canary (2019-10-20). Confronted by impeachment, Trump adds to the chaos. thecanary.co The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis. And Trump keeps adding to the chaos.In the four weeks since house speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the investigation, Trump has taken steps that have drawn more criticism, not less, repeatedly testing the loyalty of his stalwart Republican allies. His actions have both intensified the questions at the centre of the inquiry and opened new areas of concern.Trump angered GOP leaders and US allies by clearing the way for Turkish attacks on Syrian Kurdish fighters, key American partners in the fight against Daesh (Isi…

Aaron Maté (2019-10-20). Max Blumenthal on why Hillary Clinton smeared Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein. thegrayzone.com Hillary Clinton has smeared Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein as Russian assets, and almost no Democratic politicians are pushing back….

South Front (2019-10-20). Video: Turkish-funded Syrian National Army and Myth of United Syrian Opposition. globalresearch.ca Turkey's Operation Peace Spring once again drew wide attention not only to the so-called Kurdish question, but also to attempts by Ankara to create a unified Syrian opposition as an alternative to the Assad government. According to official Turkish statements, …

teleSUR (2019-10-20). Turkey, Russia To Discuss Kurds Forces Removal from Syria Towns. telesurenglish.net Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday. | RELATED: | Erdogan Throws Trump's Syria Letter in the Trash | Turkey paused its military offensive into northeastern Syria after President Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Thursday, in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, a five-day ceasefire to allow the YPG to withdraw from a "

The Canary (2019-10-20). 'In the chaos of a full-scale war, it can be hard to get clear answers'. UK Internationalists shed light on the deal with Assad. thecanary.co This is the second piece The Canary is publishing from British Internationalists currently volunteering in north east Syria (Rojava). It's written by Berivan Qereàßox and Natalia Szarek. | On 14 October, a military agreement was announced between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of the Autonomous Administration and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the fo…

Pepe Escobar (2019-10-20). The Road to Damascus: How the Syria War Was Won. globalresearch.ca What is happening in Syria, following yet another Russia-brokered deal, is a massive geopolitical game-changer. I've tried to summarize it in a single paragraph this way: | "It's a quadruple win. The U.S. performs a face saving withdrawal, which Trump can …

South Front (2019-10-20). Video: Terrorists' Air Force: Improvised Attack Drones in Syria and Iraq. globalresearch.ca Over the past years, the usage of improvised armed unmanned aerial vehicles by various armed groups and paramilitary formations has become an inherent part of conflicts in the Middle East. | First reports about the usage of such unmanned aerial vehicles …

Eliza Egret (2019-10-20). Noam Chomsky signs call to boycott Turkey and prevent the ethnic cleansing of Kurdish people. thecanary.co Noam Chomsky, David Graeber, and Brian Eno have joined hundreds of academics and artists around the world to sign an academic and cultural call to boycott Turkey. The call asks for: academics, artists and intellectuals around the world to oppose the Turkish invasion of north-eastern Syria [Rojava] by boycotting Turkish government sponsored academic, artistic and musical events taking place inside and outside of Turkey. | "Rojava…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-20). US/Turkey Deal on Syria, Like Carving Up Cuba Scene from the Godfather Trilogy. globalresearch.ca One of the trilogy's most memorable scenes was in pre-liberated Cuba where mafia dons are seen carving up a cake representing the country. | The Hyman Roth character explains that "all of you will share" in plundering the island state in …

Ryan Grim (2019-10-20). Sanders: I Wouldn't Make Obama's Mistake of Shutting Down Grassroots Pressure on Washington. theintercept.com Sanders said Congress will need to be as progressive as possible to pass bold legislation, but he waved off talk of endorsing specific primary challenges.

Myles Hoenig (2019-10-20). Reflections on Elijah Cummings. dissidentvoice.org There aren't many politicians in America who deserve the praise that Elijah Cummings had earned over the years. He was respected by all in Congress, and by many of his Republican rivals. He was a fighter for civil right all his life, and represented the most economically exploited citizens of Baltimore, first as a member …

Udi Ofer (2019-10-20). Unveiling a State-by-State Plan to End our Mass Incarceration Crisis. commondreams.org Because the overwhelming majority of people are incarcerated at the state level, ending mass incarceration is not something that a single act of congress or a Supreme Court decision can fix. It will require changes to hundreds of laws and practices in all states. (Photo: Derek Goulet/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rania Khalek (2019-10-20). The U.S. armed and funded extremists in Syria. mronline.org The US armed and funded extremists in Syria to overthrow the Syrian government and the media cheered. Those same extremists then attacked the Kurds on Turkey's behalf to the horror of the same media. Now what? | Source

RT (2019-10-19). #IamTulsi trending after Gabbard hands Hillary Clinton brutal smackdown. rt.com 2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard is trending on Twitter, after the Hawaiian lawmaker scorched Hillary Clinton with a devastating put-down. Nevertheless, Hillary fans still maintain Tulsi's popularity is the work of 'Russian bots'. | Gabbard unloaded on Clinton on Friday, after the failed 2016 presidential contender suggested that "the Russians" were "grooming" her to run as a third-party candidate next year to split the Democratic vote. | "Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton," Gabbard tweeted in response. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Dem…

RT (2019-10-19). 'We don't own Syria': Lee Camp shreds media's 'manipulative' coverage of US troop withdrawal (VIDEO). rt.com President Trump's decision to pull troops out of northern Syria sent the mainstream media into a full-blown meltdown, Redacted Tonight's Lee Camp said, slamming their hawkish coverage as mindless and deceitful. | The withdrawal of US forces stationed in the region prompted the New York Times to run a front-page headline decrying how Syrian forces would soon take control of the "US void"… in their own country. | None of this makes sense, Camp argued. | There are certain things you will never hear from the mainstream media. For one thing, we don't own Syria. This is an illegal invasion of ours… The way they…

WSWS (2019-10-19). Hillary Clinton slanders Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Green Party candidate Jill Stein as Russian spies. wsws.org Clinton's claims, made without the slightest factual substantiation, are an attempt to criminalize the anti-war statements of the two candidates as treasonous.

Ed Sykes (2019-10-19). Here's why the establishment media is openly smearing anti-war Democrat Tulsi Gabbard. thecanary.co Establishment media outlets are openly smearing Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard. Why? Because the army veteran firmly opposes devastating US regime-change wars abroad, and sh…

teleSUR (2019-10-19). Turkish Troops are Ready to Resume Northern Syria Operation: DM. telesurenglish.net The Turkish military and their allied rebel forces are ready to resume their offensive dubbed Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday. | RELATED: | Turkey Agrees with US To Pause Syria Attack, Kurds To Speak Soon | Akar vowed to resume the Turkish military operation if the Kurdish fighters along the Syrian border do not withdraw from the area that was supposed to be a safe zone. | Turkey and Washington agreed on Thursday…

WSWS (2019-10-19). Democrats link Trump impeachment drive to dissent in military over Syria pullback. wsws.org Retired Special Operations Commander William McRaven published an op-ed piece in the New York Times Thursday calling for Trump's removal "the sooner, the better."

Israel Shahak (2019-10-19). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Reese Erlich (2019-10-19). Trump Blows It Big Time in Syria. commondreams.org Syrian Arab and Kurdish civilians flee amid Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. (Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Gregory Shupak (2019-10-19). Media Alarmed by Imaginary US Pullout From Syria. commondreams.org Two U.S. soldiers keep an eye on the demarcation line during a security patrol outside Manbij, Syria, June 26, 2018. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster/U.S. Army) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-10-19). Fighting continues in wake of US-Turkish agreement on northern Syria. wsws.org The "ceasefire" deal has only intensified opposition within US ruling circles, where the withdrawal of US troops from Syria is seen as strengthening Russia's hand in the Middle East.

Daniel Warner (2019-10-18). Greta the Disturber. counterpunch.org Greta Thunberg has become an international figure. The sixteen-year-old Swedish environmental activist has gone from a lonely student skipping school on Fridays to protest for more action on global warming to being nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Greta has become a global player. The New York City Board of Education officially excused over More

RT (2019-10-18). 'Queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption': Tulsi Gabbard DRAGS Hillary Clinton after 'Russian asset' claim. rt.com Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has accused Hillary Clinton of being behind a 'concerted campaign' to destroy her reputation and challenged her to stop hiding and enter the 2020 presidential race. | "Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton," Gabbard tweeted on Friday afternoon. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain." | "From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we…

Tim Wheeler (2019-10-18). "Stand up for this democracy": My congressman, Elijah Cummings. peoplesworld.org I am mourning the untimely death of Rep. Elijah Cummings who was our congressman when my wife Joyce and I lived in Baltimore. He was an unwavering progressive and, in recent months, played a leading role in exposing the criminal, unconstitutional abuses of power by President Donald Trump. I covered Cummings as a correspondent for …

Daniel Beaumont (2019-10-18). Pressing Done Here: Syria, Iraq and "Informed Discussion" counterpunch.org Yes, Iraq too again. Innocent Iraqis, most of them young, are being shot and killed now by the hundreds as they protest the corruption and incompetence of the current government. The title of Patrick Cockburn's last article about Iraq is "Iraq is in Revolt" (CounterPunch, October 7, 2019). The US "liberation" of Iraq in 2003 More

United Nations (2019-10-18). Amid ongoing fighting in northeast Syria, hundreds cross Iraqi border in search of safety. un.org Shelling and clashes in northern Syria on the border with Turkey continue to cause hundreds of people to flee, the UN said on Friday, despite a cessation of hostilities deal between Turkish forces and Syrian-backed Kurdish military.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-18). Kurds Say Turkey Used Chem Weapons & US Announces Syria Ceasefire That Turkey Says Isn't A Ceasefire. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/17/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

commondreams (2019-10-18). As NBC Rejects Calls for Independent, Outside Investigation, Women's Group Urges DNC to Cancel Upcoming Presidential Primary Debate on MSNBC. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Nino Pagliccia (2019-10-18). Peace Restored in Ecuador, But is trust? counterpunch.org After ten people were reported killed on the streets of Ecuador, together with about 2,000 people injured and a large number imprisoned, an agreement was reached between the Lenin Moreno government and protesters against a controversial Decree 883 that had the footprint of the neoliberal austerity policies of the IMF. For the time being the More

teleSUR (2019-10-18). Activists Mount "Sick-In" To Highlight Pollution in Chile. telesurenglish.net Greenpeace activists and residents of communities suffering from industrial pollution created a mock hospital ward outside the Chilean presidential palace on Thursday to demand that the government commit to shutting down coal-fired power plants by 2030. | RELATED: | Greenpeace: Indonesian Firms Involved in Fires Have Not Been Punished | About 20 people were lying in hospital beds, hooked up to oxygen tanks and covered by sheets "stained" with pollution. | The aim of the…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-10-18). Anti-immigrant Group Leader Maria Espinoza Runs for Congress Again. splcenter.org Maria Espinoza, the national director of the anti-immigrant hate group the Remembrance Project, is running again for Congress in her home district in Texas.

Akela Lacy (2019-10-18). Senate Republicans to Hold "Save the Senate" Retreat at Trump Hotel. theintercept.com The Senate Republicans' campaign arm is hosting a multi-day retreat at the Trump International Hotel next month, the latest in a series of GOP events that have the added purpose of enriching the president's company. | The National Republican Senatorial Committee is hosting a "Save the Senate" retreat from November 7 to 8 at the Washington, D.C., hotel. Listed on the invitation as attending are Donald Tr…

Julia Conley (2019-10-18). Sallie Mae's Hawaii retreat while millions struggle to repay loans bolsters argument to 'cancel all student debt,' Sanders says. nationofchange.org Critics of the United States' student debt crisis took aim at loan corporation Sallie Mae on Friday after NBC News reported on a trip the company's executives took over the summer to Hawaii to celebrate record-breaking sales in 2018. NBC reported Thursday night that more than 100 executives and salespeople used some of the profits raked in from 45 million Americans who …

Staff (2019-10-18). Headlines for October 18, 2019. democracynow.org Under U.S. Deal, Turkish Occupation of Northern Syria Continues; Ethnic Cleansing Feared, "We Do That All the Time": Mulvaney Admits to Quid Pro Quo over Ukraine, Ambassador Sondland Confirms Giuliani Pushed Ukraine Policy, Energy Secretary Rick Perry to Resign, U.S. to Host G7 at Trump Resort in Possible Violation of Constitution, Civilian Casualties Reach New High in Afghanistan, Corbyn Urges Labour Party Members to Reject New Brexit Deal, Chicago Teacher Strike Enters Second Day, NYC City Council Backs Plan to Close Rikers as Activists Call for No New Jails, Cuban Asylum Seeker Dies in Solitary Confinement in…

susan_p (2019-10-18). Danish Red-Green Alliance congress: Organising for climate and social justice. greenleft.org.au Dick NicholsIssue 1241 DenmarkOctober 18, 2019Denmark's Red-Green Alliance (RGA) held its 30th congress in Copenhagen on October 5-6, in a political context that contrasted strongly with that of its previous congress. | Eighteen months ago the party's 300-plus congress delegates were preparing for a general election they hoped would lift the RGA into the role of main challenger to the Social Democrats for he…

Marco Terrugi (2019-10-18). First International Women's Congress calls for unity and solidarity. workers.org The following is based on a slightly modified translation by Resumen Latinoamericano, published Sept. 21. The First International Women's Congress for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples, held in Caracas [Sept. 19-21], assembled representatives of 110 organizations from 23 countries from all over the world. The proposal and plans for the . . . | Continue reading First International Women's Congress calls for unity and solidarity at Workers.org

Ed Sykes (2019-10-18). Ocasio-Cortez nails why Trump's latest pact is so utterly disturbing. thecanary.co On 17 October, the US announced a highly controversial deal with Turkey that would supposedly see Turkish-led invaders suspend their attacks on northern Syria (aka Rojava). The condition was essentially that the largely-Kurdish communities of Rojava would have to stop resisting and leave their homes behind. Turkey would then move other people into the area to replace them (as it previousl…

Gregory Shupak (2019-10-18). Media Alarmed by Imaginary US Pullout From Syria. fair.org President Donald Trump's modification of the US's Syria policy has generated a torrent of confusion, so it's worth reviewing the record. | White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced on October 6: Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria . The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial "Caliphate," will no longer be in the immediate area. | The statement is notable both b…

Jonathan Cook (2019-10-18). US Democrats Cultivated the Barbarism of Isis. dissidentvoice.org There is something profoundly deceitful in the Democratic Party and corporate media's framing of Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. One does not need to like Trump or ignore the dangers posed to the Kurds, at least in the short term, by the sudden departure of US forces from northern Syria to …

Umar Farooq (2019-10-17). Nobody Has a Plan for Thousands of ISIS Fighters Detained by Kurds in Syria. theintercept.com The abrupt U.S. withdrawal from Syria means nobody knows who will eventually control the 10,000 ISIS fighters there or where they will wind up.

Rick Sterling (2019-10-17). Sorting Facts From Fiction About the US Withdrawal From Syria. mintpressnews.com If one believes in the restoration of international law and the tenets of the UN Charter, then the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from northern Syria is a good thing. Here are some facts and history that explain why.

RT (2019-10-17). Agreement to pause Turkey's campaign in Syria destroys US credibility, top Democrats say, despite demanding it. rt.com Can Trump do anything right? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer don't seem to think so, calling his agreement to pause Turkey's military campaign in northeastern Syria a "sham." | The US-Turkey agreement to pause Ankara's operation "seriously undermines the credibility of America's foreign policy and sends a dangerous message to our allies and adversaries alike that our word cannot be trusted," Pelosi and Schumer said in a statement on Thursday. | President Erdogan has given up nothing, and President Trump has given him everything. | Just last week, however, the pair were teari…

Staff (2019-10-17). Can the US Protect the Kurds Without Using Military Force? therealnews.com The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning Trump's troop withdrawal from Syria, making it look like Democrats are wedded to military intervention. Is there an alternative that protects the Kurds without the use of the U.S. military?

Rick Sterling (2019-10-17). Why Withdrawing US Troops from Northern Syria is GOOD. dissidentvoice.org The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim "we have abandoned our allies". They question "how can America be trusted?" They say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a "gift" to Russia, Iran, and Assad, even ISIS. It is true that the policy of US/NATO interventionism is failing. But that has been …

Ajamu Baraka (2019-10-17). Syria: Exposing Western Radical Collaboration with Imperialism. dissidentvoice.org Despite so many self-defined radicals' reading and claims to understand Gramsci's corrective to Marxism-Leninism's mechanistic understanding of the relationship between the base and the ideological superstructure, the ease by which some radicals are manipulated by the crude ideological machinations of the ruling class is truly astonishing. It is quite understandable that liberals would be manipulated …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-17). Iran 'Has Evidence' US, Israel, Saudis Attacked Tanker & Why The Kurds In Syria Are Just Terrorists. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

2019-10-20: Social Media Postees

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'Hillary's gone Crazy!' Russian puppet Trump (almost) blows his cover standing up for Kremlin assets Gabbard & Stein
rt.com | 2019-10-20
The US president has openly admitted to being a Russian puppet (not really, but who cares)! In his latest tweet, Donald Trump sympathized with Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein, whom Hillary Clinton called Kremlin assets and tools. | In case anyone forgot, the White House is Kremlin-controlled territory right now, and the US leader was just one tiny step away from openly admitting it by showing compassion for collateral victims of the Russiagate craze — the Green Party's Jill Stein, and the Hawaiian congresswoman and 2020 Democratic hopeful, Tulsi Gabbard. | So now Crooked Hillary is at it again! She is callin…
rt.com/usa/471340-trump-russia-lover-cra…

Max Blumenthal on why Hillary Clinton smeared Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-20
Hillary Clinton has smeared Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein as Russian assets, and almost no Democratic politicians are pushing back….
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/20/max-blumentha…

Video: Turkish-funded Syrian National Army and Myth of United Syrian Opposition
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-20
Turkey's Operation Peace Spring once again drew wide attention not only to the so-called Kurdish question, but also to attempts by Ankara to create a unified Syrian opposition as an alternative to the Assad government. According to official Turkish statements, …
globalresearch.ca/video-turkish-funded-syrian-national-army-myth-united-syrian-opposition/5692493

Video: Terrorists' Air Force: Improvised Attack Drones in Syria and Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-20
Over the past years, the usage of improvised armed unmanned aerial vehicles by various armed groups and paramilitary formations has become an inherent part of conflicts in the Middle East. | First reports about the usage of such unmanned aerial vehicles …
globalresearch.ca/terrorists-air-force-improvised-attack-drones-syria-iraq/5692482

Confronted by impeachment, Trump adds to the chaos
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-20
The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis. And Trump keeps adding to the chaos.In the four weeks since house speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the investigation, Trump has taken steps that have drawn more criticism, not less, repeatedly testing the loyalty of his stalwart Republican allies. His actions have both intensified the questions at the centre of the inquiry and opened new areas of concern.Trump angered GOP leaders and US allies by clearing the way for Turkish attacks on Syrian Kurdish fighters, key American partners in the fight against Daesh (Isi…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2019/10/20/confronted-by-impeachment-trump-adds-to-the-chaos/

The U.S. armed and funded extremists in Syria
Rania Khalek | mronline.org | 2019-10-20
The US armed and funded extremists in Syria to overthrow the Syrian government and the media cheered. Those same extremists then attacked the Kurds on Turkey's behalf to the horror of the same media. Now what? | Source…
mronline.org/2019/10/19/the-u-s-armed-an…

US/Turkey Deal on Syria, Like Carving Up Cuba Scene from the Godfather Trilogy
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-20
One of the trilogy's most memorable scenes was in pre-liberated Cuba where mafia dons are seen carving up a cake representing the country. | The Hyman Roth character explains that "all of you will share" in plundering the island state in …
globalresearch.ca/us-turkey-deal-syria-godfather-trilogy/5692492

Donald Trump thanks Pentagon chief Mark 'Esperanto' for 'securing oil' in Syria, whatever that might mean
rt.com | 2019-10-20
Donald Trump has fired off another typo-laden tweet, this time sharing a quote from his defense secretary, Mark "Esperanto." The US president also doubled down on his belief that the US has "secured" Syria's oil. | Trump wrote that the situation in Syria has stabilized, citing a statement from Defense Secretary Mark Esper in regards to the status of the fragile ceasefire between Turkish forces and Kurdish militias. | | The Tweeter in Chief, however, had difficulty spelling Esper's name. Another possibility: He fell victim to auto-correct. | As an added bonus, the message included another boast about how the…
rt.com/usa/471366-trump-esperanto-tweet-…

Turkey, Russia To Discuss Kurds Forces Removal from Syria Towns
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-20
Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday. | RELATED: | Erdogan Throws Trump's Syria Letter in the Trash | Turkey paused its military offensive into northeastern Syria after President Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Thursday, in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, a five-day ceasefire to allow the YPG to withdraw from a "
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkey-Russia-To…

The Road to Damascus: How the Syria War Was Won
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-20
What is happening in Syria, following yet another Russia-brokered deal, is a massive geopolitical game-changer. I've tried to summarize it in a single paragraph this way: | "It's a quadruple win. The U.S. performs a face saving withdrawal, which Trump can | …
globalresearch.ca/road-damascus-how-syria-war-was-won/5692507

Noam Chomsky signs call to boycott Turkey and prevent the ethnic cleansing of Kurdish people
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2019-10-20
Noam Chomsky, David Graeber, and Brian Eno have joined hundreds of academics and artists around the world to sign an academic and cultural call to boycott Turkey. The call asks for: academics, artists and intellectuals around the world to oppose the Turkish invasion of north-eastern Syria [Rojava] by boycotting Turkish government sponsored academic, artistic and musical events taking place inside and outside of Turkey. | "Rojava…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/10/20/noam-chomsky-signs-call-to-boycott-turkey-and-prevent-the-ethnic-cleansing-of-kurdish-people/

'In the chaos of a full-scale war, it can be hard to get clear answers'. UK Internationalists shed light on the deal with Assad
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-20
This is the second piece The Canary is publishing from British Internationalists currently volunteering in north east Syria (Rojava). It's written by Berivan Qereàßox and Natalia Szarek. | On 14 October, a military agreement was announced between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of the Autonomous Administration and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the fo…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/10/20/in-the-chaos-of-a-full-scale-war-it-can-be-hard-to-get-clear-answers-uk-internationalists-shed-light-on-the-deal-with-assad/

Unveiling a State-by-State Plan to End our Mass Incarceration Crisis
Udi Ofer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-20
Because the overwhelming majority of people are incarcerated at the state level, ending mass incarceration is not something that a single act of congress or a Supreme Court decision can fix. It will require changes to hundreds of laws and practices in all states. (Photo: Derek Goulet/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sanders: I Wouldn't Make Obama's Mistake of Shutting Down Grassroots Pressure on Washington
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-10-20
Sanders said Congress will need to be as progressive as possible to pass bold legislation, but he waved off talk of endorsing specific primary challenges.
theintercept.com/2019/10/20/bernie-sande…

Reflections on Elijah Cummings
Myles Hoenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-20
There aren't many politicians in America who deserve the praise that Elijah Cummings had earned over the years. He was respected by all in Congress, and by many of his Republican rivals. He was a fighter for civil right all his life, and represented the most economically exploited citizens of Baltimore, first as a member …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/reflections-o…

Hillary Clinton slanders Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Green Party candidate Jill Stein as Russian spies
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
Clinton's claims, made without the slightest factual substantiation, are an attempt to criminalize the anti-war statements of the two candidates as treasonous.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/19/clin…

Here's why the establishment media is openly smearing anti-war Democrat Tulsi Gabbard
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-19
Establishment media outlets are openly smearing Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard. Why? Because the army veteran firmly opposes devastating US regime-change wars abroad, and sh…
thecanary.co/us/us-analysis/2019/10/19/heres-why-the-establishment-media-is-openly-smearing-anti-war-democrat-tulsi-gabbard/

#IamTulsi trending after Gabbard hands Hillary Clinton brutal smackdown
rt.com | 2019-10-19
2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard is trending on Twitter, after the Hawaiian lawmaker scorched Hillary Clinton with a devastating put-down. Nevertheless, Hillary fans still maintain Tulsi's popularity is the work of 'Russian bots'. | Gabbard unloaded on Clinton on Friday, after the failed 2016 presidential contender suggested that "the Russians" were "grooming" her to run as a third-party candidate next year to split the Democratic vote. | "Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton," Gabbard tweeted in response. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Dem…
rt.com/usa/471314-tulsi-gabbard-trending…

Turkish Troops are Ready to Resume Northern Syria Operation: DM
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-19
The Turkish military and their allied rebel forces are ready to resume their offensive dubbed Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday. | RELATED: | Turkey Agrees with US To Pause Syria Attack, Kurds To Speak Soon | Akar vowed to resume the Turkish military operation if the Kurdish fighters along the Syrian border do not withdraw from the area that was supposed to be a safe zone. | Turkey and Washington agreed on Thursday…
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Democrats link Trump impeachment drive to dissent in military over Syria pullback
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
Retired Special Operations Commander William McRaven published an op-ed piece in the New York Times Thursday calling for Trump's removal "the sooner, the better."
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Media Alarmed by Imaginary US Pullout From Syria
Gregory Shupak | commondreams.org | 2019-10-19
Two U.S. soldiers keep an eye on the demarcation line during a security patrol outside Manbij, Syria, June 26, 2018. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster/U.S. Army) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-19
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

Fighting continues in wake of US-Turkish agreement on northern Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
The "ceasefire" deal has only intensified opposition within US ruling circles, where the withdrawal of US troops from Syria is seen as strengthening Russia's hand in the Middle East.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/19/turk…

Trump Blows It Big Time in Syria
Reese Erlich | commondreams.org | 2019-10-19
Syrian Arab and Kurdish civilians flee amid Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. (Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'We don't own Syria': Lee Camp shreds media's 'manipulative' coverage of US troop withdrawal (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-10-19
President Trump's decision to pull troops out of northern Syria sent the mainstream media into a full-blown meltdown, Redacted Tonight's Lee Camp said, slamming their hawkish coverage as mindless and deceitful. | The withdrawal of US forces stationed in the region prompted the New York Times to run a front-page headline decrying how Syrian forces would soon take control of the "US void"… in their own country. | None of this makes sense, Camp argued. | There are certain things you will never hear from the mainstream media. For one thing, we don't own Syria. This is an illegal invasion of ours… The way they…
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'Queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption': Tulsi Gabbard DRAGS Hillary Clinton after 'Russian asset' claim
rt.com | 2019-10-18
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has accused Hillary Clinton of being behind a 'concerted campaign' to destroy her reputation and challenged her to stop hiding and enter the 2020 presidential race. | "Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton," Gabbard tweeted on Friday afternoon. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain." | "From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we…
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America's Syria Debacle Is Not Trump's Alone
Trita Parsi, Stephen Wertheim | commondreams.org | 2019-10-18
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth in Texas on Oct. 17. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Pressing Done Here: Syria, Iraq and "Informed Discussion"
Daniel Beaumont | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
Yes, Iraq too again. Innocent Iraqis, most of them young, are being shot and killed now by the hundreds as they protest the corruption and incompetence of the current government. The title of Patrick Cockburn's last article about Iraq is "Iraq is in Revolt" (CounterPunch, October 7, 2019). The US "liberation" of Iraq in 2003…
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Ocasio-Cortez nails why Trump's latest pact is so utterly disturbing
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-18
On 17 October, the US announced a highly controversial deal with Turkey that would supposedly see Turkish-led invaders suspend their attacks on northern Syria (aka Rojava). The condition was essentially that the largely-Kurdish communities of Rojava would have to stop resisting and leave their homes behind. Turkey would then move other people into the area to replace them (as it previousl…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/10/18/ocasio-cortez-nails-why-trumps-latest-pact-is-so-utterly-disturbing/

Kurds Say Turkey Used Chem Weapons & US Announces Syria Ceasefire That Turkey Says Isn't A Ceasefire
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-18
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/17/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Amid ongoing fighting in northeast Syria, hundreds cross Iraqi border in search of safety
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-18
Shelling and clashes in northern Syria on the border with Turkey continue to cause hundreds of people to flee, the UN said on Friday, despite a cessation of hostilities deal between Turkish forces and Syrian-backed Kurdish military.
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Media Alarmed by Imaginary US Pullout From Syria
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-10-18
President Donald Trump's modification of the US's Syria policy has generated a torrent of confusion, so it's worth reviewing the record. | White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced on October 6: Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria . The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial "Caliphate," will no longer be in the immediate area. | The statement is notable both b…
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US Democrats Cultivated the Barbarism of Isis
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-18
There is something profoundly deceitful in the Democratic Party and corporate media's framing of Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. One does not need to like Trump or ignore the dangers posed to the Kurds, at least in the short term, by the sudden departure of US forces from northern Syria to …
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As NBC Rejects Calls for Independent, Outside Investigation, Women's Group Urges DNC to Cancel Upcoming Presidential Primary Debate on MSNBC
commondreams.org | 2019-10-18
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Activists Mount "Sick-In" To Highlight Pollution in Chile
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-18
Greenpeace activists and residents of communities suffering from industrial pollution created a mock hospital ward outside the Chilean presidential palace on Thursday to demand that the government commit to shutting down coal-fired power plants by 2030. | RELATED: | Greenpeace: Indonesian Firms Involved in Fires Have Not Been Punished | About 20 people were lying in hospital beds, hooked up to oxygen tanks and covered by sheets "stained" with pollution. | The aim of the…
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First International Women's Congress calls for unity and solidarity
Marco Terrugi | workers.org | 2019-10-18
The following is based on a slightly modified translation by Resumen Latinoamericano, published Sept. 21. The First International Women's Congress for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples, held in Caracas [Sept. 19-21], assembled representatives of 110 organizations from 23 countries from all over the world. The proposal and plans for the . . . | Continue reading First International Women's Congress calls for unity and solidarity at Workers.org
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Greta the Disturber
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
Greta Thunberg has become an international figure. The sixteen-year-old Swedish environmental activist has gone from a lonely student skipping school on Fridays to protest for more action on global warming to being nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Greta has become a global player. The New York City Board of Education officially excused over…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/18/greta-the-di…

Peace Restored in Ecuador, But is trust?
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
After ten people were reported killed on the streets of Ecuador, together with about 2,000 people injured and a large number imprisoned, an agreement was reached between the Lenin Moreno government and protesters against a controversial Decree 883 that had the footprint of the neoliberal austerity policies of the IMF. For the time being the…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/18/peace-restor…

"Stand up for this democracy": My congressman, Elijah Cummings
Tim Wheeler | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-18
I am mourning the untimely death of Rep. Elijah Cummings who was our congressman when my wife Joyce and I lived in Baltimore. He was an unwavering progressive and, in recent months, played a leading role in exposing the criminal, unconstitutional abuses of power by President Donald Trump. I covered Cummings as a correspondent for …
peoplesworld.org/article/stand-up-for-th…

Anti-immigrant Group Leader Maria Espinoza Runs for Congress Again
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-10-18
Maria Espinoza, the national director of the anti-immigrant hate group the Remembrance Project, is running again for Congress in her home district in Texas.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/18/anti-…

Senate Republicans to Hold "Save the Senate" Retreat at Trump Hotel
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-10-18
The Senate Republicans' campaign arm is hosting a multi-day retreat at the Trump International Hotel next month, the latest in a series of GOP events that have the added purpose of enriching the president's company. | The National Republican Senatorial Committee is hosting a "Save the Senate" retreat from November 7 to 8 at the Washington, D.C., hotel. Listed on the invitation as attending are Donald Tr…
theintercept.com/2019/10/18/senate-repub…

Sallie Mae's Hawaii retreat while millions struggle to repay loans bolsters argument to 'cancel all student debt,' Sanders says
Julia Conley | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-18
Critics of the United States' student debt crisis took aim at loan corporation Sallie Mae on Friday after NBC News reported on a trip the company's executives took over the summer to Hawaii to celebrate record-breaking sales in 2018. NBC reported Thursday night that more than 100 executives and salespeople used some of the profits raked in from 45 million Americans who …
nationofchange.org/2019/10/18/sallie-mae…

Danish Red-Green Alliance congress: Organising for climate and social justice
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-18
Dick NicholsIssue 1241 DenmarkOctober 18, 2019Denmark's Red-Green Alliance (RGA) held its 30th congress in Copenhagen on October 5-6, in a political context that contrasted strongly with that of its previous congress. | Eighteen months ago the party's 300-plus congress delegates were preparing for a general election they hoped would lift the RGA into the role of main challenger to the Social Democrats for he…
greenleft.org.au/content/danish-red-green-alliance-congress-%E2%80%94-organising-climate-and-social-justice

Could Turkish Aggression Boost Peace in Syria?
Firas Samuri | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-17
On October 7, 2019, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of American troops from northeast Syria, where the contingent alongside Kurdish militias controlled the vast territories. Trump clarified that the decision is connected with the intention of Turkey to attack the Kurdish units, posing a threat to Ankara. It's incredible that the Turkish …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/could-turkish…

Syria: Exposing Western Radical Collaboration with Imperialism
Ajamu Baraka | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-17
Despite so many self-defined radicals' reading and claims to understand Gramsci's corrective to Marxism-Leninism's mechanistic understanding of the relationship between the base and the ideological superstructure, the ease by which some radicals are manipulated by the crude ideological machinations of the ruling class is truly astonishing. It is quite understandable that liberals would be manipulated …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/syria-exposin…

Nobody Has a Plan for Thousands of ISIS Fighters Detained by Kurds in Syria
Umar Farooq | theintercept.com | 2019-10-17
The abrupt U.S. withdrawal from Syria means nobody knows who will eventually control the 10,000 ISIS fighters there or where they will wind up.
theintercept.com/2019/10/17/syria-turkey…

Sorting Facts From Fiction About the US Withdrawal From Syria
Rick Sterling | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-17
If one believes in the restoration of international law and the tenets of the UN Charter, then the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from northern Syria is a good thing. Here are some facts and history that explain why.
mintpressnews.com/facts-fiction-us-withd…

Can the US Protect the Kurds Without Using Military Force?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-17
The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning Trump's troop withdrawal from Syria, making it look like Democrats are wedded to military intervention. Is there an alternative that protects the Kurds without the use of the U.S. military?
therealnews.com/stories/us-protect-kurds…

Agreement to pause Turkey's campaign in Syria destroys US credibility, top Democrats say, despite demanding it
rt.com | 2019-10-17
Can Trump do anything right? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer don't seem to think so, calling his agreement to pause Turkey's military campaign in northeastern Syria a "sham." | The US-Turkey agreement to pause Ankara's operation "seriously undermines the credibility of America's foreign policy and sends a dangerous message to our allies and adversaries alike that our word cannot be trusted," Pelosi and Schumer said in a statement on Thursday. | President Erdogan has given up nothing, and President Trump has given him everything. | Just last week, however, the pair were teari…
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Iran 'Has Evidence' US, Israel, Saudis Attacked Tanker & Why The Kurds In Syria Are Just Terrorists
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-17
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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