Daily Archives: October 23, 2019

2019-10-23: News Headlines

Ilhan Omar (2019-10-23). Sanctions Are Part of a Failed Foreign Policy Playbook. Stop Relying on Them. commondreams.org Economic and sector sanctions are too often designed to inflict maximum pain on civilians, not empower them. (Photo: Syrian Refugees/Josh Zakary/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-23). Tulsi Gabbard Isn't a Russian Asset. It's More Complicated Than That. therealnews.com The Nation's Jeet Heer discusses Hillary Clinton's recent remarks toward Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Why do anti-war activists and the right wing seem to love her?

Jonathan Cook (2019-10-23). The Democrats Helped Cultivate the Barbarism of ISIS. counterpunch.org There is something profoundly deceitful in the way the Democratic Party and the corporate media are framing Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. One does not need to defend Trump's actions or ignore the dangers posed to the Kurds, at least in the short term, by the departure of US forces from More

Staff (2019-10-23). Congress Holds Hearing on Big Oil's War on Climate Science. therealnews.com The House Oversight Committee heard testimony about the fossil fuel industry's multimillion dollar campaign to suppress knowledge of their contributions to the climate crisis.

RT (2019-10-23). But China! Cryptos crater as Congress tries to pin Zuckerberg down on 'too big to fail' Libra. rt.com Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies plummeted as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to defend his beleaguered digital currency Libra — a project rapidly losing institutional support as it hits one regulatory hurdle after another. | If Facebook isn't allowed to go forward with the rollout of its digital currency, China will surpass the US in technological innovation, Zuckerberg threatened the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. The billionaire's bid to save Libra — and its public image — after several of the big-name financial institutions backing the online payments system dropped o…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-23). Betty McCollum Is Pushing Congress to Stop Subsidizing the Torture of Palestinian Children. mintpressnews.com "The legislation I am introducing is expressly intended to end U.S. support and funding for Israel's systematic military detention, interrogation, abuse, torture, and prosecution of Palestinian children." – Betty McCollum…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-10-23). Better Relations Between the US and Russia Are Not in the Cards. globalresearch.ca By now Russians must wonder if the better relations they desire with the US are ever to be. US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat from Hawaii is the latest peacemaker to be declared "a Russian asset" by Hillary, the DNC, …

Aaron Maté (2019-10-23). Jill Stein: Hillary Clinton is still sabotaging progressives. thegrayzone.com Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein responds to Hillary Clinton calling her a "Russian asset" and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard…

Staff (2019-10-23). The Uncomfortable Truth About Tulsi Gabbard. truthdig.com What follows is a conversation between The Nation's Jeet Heer and Marc Steiner of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of…

Renee Parsons (2019-10-23). Hillary, "Russian Assets" and Realignment. The Dems Morph into Neocons. globalresearch.ca As you may have figured out by now, Hillary Clinton, warped by her own self aggrandizement of entitlement, did Tulsi Gabbard and her Presidential campaign against interventionist wars a huge incidental favor. | While the Democrats continue to splinter and …

Tom Anderson (2019-10-23). Turkey is cynically using Syrian refugees in its plans to ethnically cleanse northern Syria. thecanary.co Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan plans to move at least one million refugees from all over Syria into the areas invaded by the Turkish military and its proxies in northern Syria (aka Rojava). But Erdoƒüan's plans have nothing to do with th…

South Front (2019-10-23). Video: US Troops Remain in Syria to Protect Oil Fields from 'Terrorists'? globalresearch.ca The US is planning to keep control of oil fields on the eastern bank of the Euphrates despite the ongoing troops withdrawal. On October 21, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters that Washington wants to be sure that ensure …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-10-23). As Trump Aids and Abets Turkey's War Crimes, the UN Must Act. globalresearch.ca Nearly two weeks have passed since Turkey launched its ground and air attack on Rojava, the autonomous region of northeast Syria, following Trump's sudden removal of 1,000 U.S. troops from the area. | While the United States and Turkey reached a …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-23). Russian/Turkish Agreement on Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca When deals are struck, the devil is in the details, along with implementation of what was agreed on by all parties involved. | The historical record is clear. The US, West and Israel can never be trusted. The Russian Federation operates …

Ben Norton (2019-10-23). US troops are staying in Syria to 'keep the oil' — and have already killed hundreds over it. thegrayzone.com Hundreds of American soldiers are remaining in Syria to occupy its oil reserves and block the Syrian government from revenue…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-10-23). Study Group "A New Phase in the Syrian War" indybay.org A'Roma Roasters Coffee, 95 5th St., Santa Rosa…

Staff (2019-10-23). Turkey Signals It's Holding Back on Resuming Syria Push. truthdig.com Ankara indicates it will not resume its offensive against Kurds in northeast Syria, following separate agreements reached with the U.S. and Russia.

South Front (2019-10-23). Video: Erdogan, Putin Reach 'Historical Deal' on Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca On October 22, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached an agreement to settle the situation in northeastern Syria. | According to the agreement, Turkey's Operation 'Peace Spring' will continue in a limited area between Tell Abyad …

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-23). The Russian-Turkish Deal on Syria: Who Won and Who Lost? globalresearch.ca Presidents Putin and Erdogan reached a deal on Syria that represents a decisive victory for Turkey while being a drastic climbdown for Damascus after President Assad vowed earlier that day that the Syrian Arab Army was "prepared to support any …

WSWS (2019-10-23). Germany, US threaten war amid Russia-Turkey summit on Syria. wsws.org German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer called for a massive European Union (EU) force to occupy northern Syria, involving up to 40,000 troops.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-23). Trump Says US War With Iran May Be Soon, Putin/Erdogan Syria Deal & Iraq Says No US Troops Allowed. 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 (10/22/19). 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 …

Ed Sykes (2019-10-23). Trump slammed for 'rewarding murder' in Syria as he lifts sanctions on Turkey. thecanary.co Donald Trump has said he will lift sanctions on Turkey after it reportedly agreed to 'permanently' cease hostilities against the largely-Kurdish areas of northern Syria (aka Rojava). But he has faced criticism across the board for being soft in the face of his NATO ally's crimes. | A new stage of the invasion: | Turkey has faced accusations of ethnic cleansing and…

Hamda Mustafa (2019-10-23). "Erdogan Stole Syrian Factories, Oil and Wheat and Today He Is Stealing Syrian Land". President Al-Assad. globalresearch.ca President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that the President of the Turkish regime Recep Tayyib Erdogan is a thief who stole the Syrian factories, wheat and oil and today he is stealing Syrian land. | President Al-Assad made the remarks during his …

WSWS (2019-10-23). Top US diplomat in Ukraine tells impeachment inquiry Trump tied military aid to Biden probe. wsws.org The effort to impeach Trump has gained steam in the aftermath of his decision to order the withdrawal of troops from northeastern Syria.

Saad Hafiz (2019-10-23). America's Mission to Remake Afghanistan Has Failed. counterpunch.org The United States is ready to leave Afghanistan despite the latest gambit by President Trump to call off peace negotiations with the Taliban. The US intervention in the country in 2001 has turned into a trillion-dollar disaster. It was ostensibly intended to punish the Taliban for sheltering Al-Qaeda before 9/11 and to prevent the use of More

United Nations (2019-10-23). Somalia advancing towards 'inclusive and peaceful future' for women, deputy UN chief. un.org Somalia has made "enormous strides on its path to peace and stability", and Somali women's participation in peace and security efforts has "helped advance society towards an inclusive and peaceful future", UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Wednesday.

commondreams (2019-10-23). 350.org on Congressional Hearing on Exxon's Climate Deception: "It's Time Fossil Fuel Billionaires Pay for Care and Repair" commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-10-23). What's Really Behind the Media's Deepfake Panic. truthdig.com If our mainstream media is to be believed, purposefully deceptive AI-generated imagery, or deepfakes, poses an imminent threat to American democracy. "The future will be riddled with them," according to Bloomberg, and lawmakers as diverse as Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and D…

Kate Zeller (2019-10-23). Congress Votes on Corporate Transparency Act. indybay.org Washington DC – The House of Representatives scheduled a vote for 5: 15 PM EST on the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 2513). The bill reveals the true owners of "anonymous" shell companies to law enforcement.

Staff (2019-10-23). Headlines for October 23, 2019. democracynow.org Taylor Testifies Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Investigation of Hunter Biden, Trump Tweets Impeachment is a "Lynching," Sparking Widespread Condemnation, Turkey and Russia Reach Agreement on Northern Syria, Protests Erupt in Bolivia Over Allegations of Election Rigging, Chilean President Announces Reforms Aimed to Curb Massive Protests, Boris Johnson Loses Critical Brexit Vote, Canada's New Anti-Immigrant Party Is Crushed in National Elections, UAW Member Dies After Being Struck by Car Near Picket Line, Chicago Teachers Head into Second Week of Strike, New York's Probe of Facebook Backed by 46 Attorneys General, Mexi…

Global Research News (2019-10-23). Selected Articles: Russia-Turkey Deal on Syria. globalresearch.ca Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-23). 'Illegal and Unconstitutional': Sanders Rips Trump Plan to Use US Troops to Exploit Syria's Oil Fields. commondreams.org "Last I checked, Congress never authorized U.S. forces to be deployed to secure Syria's economic resources." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-10-23). NYC Bar Association Calls on Trump's AG William Barr to Recuse Himself—or Resign. commondreams.org If attorney general refuses to recuse or step aside, the association said he should "be subject to sanctions, including possible removal, by Congress." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ed Sykes (2019-10-23). Even CNN thinks Hillary Clinton has gone too far with her latest conspiracy theory. thecanary.co US Army veteran Tulsi Gabbard hopes to become the Democratic Party's presidential candidate in 2020. But because she firmly opposes devastating US regime-change wars abroad and tells the t…

RT (2019-10-22). 'Outrageous': Bernie rejects Hillary Clinton's 'foreign asset' smear on Tulsi Gabbard. rt.com Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has come to the defense of fellow Democratic contender Tulsi Gabbard, batting away claims — spread by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — that the dovish candidate is a "foreign asset." | The progressive stalwart from Vermont took to Twitter on Monday to reject any suggestion Gabbard worked for a foreign power, as Clinton implied in a recent interview, insisting her patriotic bonafides as a combat veteran were beyond question. | "Tulsi Gabbard has put her life on the line to defend…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2019-10-22). Trump's Fake Withdrawal From Endless War. counterpunch.org On Monday, October 7th, the U.S. withdrew 50 to 100 troops from positions near Syria's border with Turkey, and two days later Turkey invaded Rojava, the de facto autonomous Kurdish region of northeast Syria. Trump is now taking credit for a temporary, tenuous ceasefire. In a blizzard of tweets and statements, Donald Trump has portrayed More

Staff (2019-10-22). The US Tore the Middle East Apart. Can They Abandon It on a Whim? therealnews.com The Kurds fought in U.S. wars. Iraq and Syria are dismembered. Why is no one talking about diplomacy and aid?

Gary Leupp (2019-10-22). The Kurds as U.S. Sacrificial Lambs. counterpunch.org How often have we heard in the last few days—from countless retired military officers and intelligence officials, security analysts, think tank talking heads—that the Kurds in Syria "died for us"? You know, sort of like Jesus on the cross?nAs though in fighting ISIL–a grotesque by-product of the criminal U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003–the Syrian Kurds were doing anything other than protecting their homeland? More

Janine Jackson (2019-10-22). 'This Is the Latest Chapter of a Long History of US Betrayal of Kurds' – Khury Petersen-Smith on the Turkish Invasion of Syria. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed IPS's Khury Petersen-Smith about the Turkish invasion of Syria for the October 18, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

The Canary (2019-10-22). Shamima Begum exposed to real risk of torture or death, court told. thecanary.co The decision to revoke the British citizenship of Shamima Begum — one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Isis / Isil) — has exposed her to a "real risk" of torture or death, a court has heard.Begum left the UK in February 2015 and lived under Daesh rule for more than three years. She was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February this year.Former home secretary Sajid Javid stripped her of her British citizenship, a decision her lawyers argue was unlawful as it rendered her stateless. Such a decision is lawful only if an individual is entitled to…

RT (2019-10-22). 'Where's Lindsey?' Graham slammed by conservatives & liberals alike while trying to sit on two chairs regarding Trump. rt.com Senator Lindsey Graham is failing to measure up to expectations as the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and conservatives are starting to take notice, calling out the late John McCain's mini-me for his absence. | The South Carolina Republican is taking flack from all sides as he tries to please everyone in Washington. Conservatives are calling him out for his apparent refusal to protect President Donald Trump at the same time as liberals tear into him at any flicker of pro-Trump sympathies. | My 17-month old son just walked up and asked "Dad, how could the leader of the entire Senate Judiciary Committee…

United Nations (2019-10-22). Nearly 180,000 displaced by northeast Syria fighting as needs multiply: UN refugee agency. un.org After nearly two weeks of fighting in northeast Syria, the UN's humanitarian wing has estimated that around 180,000 have been forced to leave their homes or shelters, including 80,000 children, all in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

Middle East Eye (2019-10-22). Turkey and Russia Agree to Create 'Safe Zone' in Syria. theantimedia.com Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement that will see the withdrawal of Syrian-Kurdish forces from areas along the Turkish border.

WSWS (2019-10-22). US troops withdraw across Syrian border into Iraq. wsws.org While Trump has sought to strike a phony antiwar posture with his pullout order, the troops leaving Syria will remain in the Middle East.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-22). US Stays In Syria, Kurds Call On Israel To Attack Turkey & US Says Israel Has 'Right' To Attack Iran. 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 (10/21/19). 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 …

Staff (2019-10-22). Headlines for October 22, 2019. democracynow.org Erdogan Meets with Putin as Turkish Ceasefire in Syria Expires, William Taylor Testifies in Impeachment Hearings, NYT: U.S. Has Quietly Pulled Thousands of Troops Out of Afghanistan, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Held onto Power in Tight Elections, Israel: Netanyahu Fails to Form Coalition Government, Massive Protests Continue in Chile, Northern Ireland Decriminalizes Abortion & Legalizes Marriage Equality, Indonesia: Former General Prabowo Subianto to Join the Cabinet, ExxonMobil Goes on Trial in New York over Climate Change, Four Drug Companies Reach Settlement with Two Ohio Counties, Macy's to Stop Se…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-10-21). US Out of Syria and the Middle East. dissidentvoice.org US Out of the Middle East, Los Angeles protest against bombing in Syria from ABC7.com. Stop The Turkish Invasion Of Syria The crisis in Syria has taken a new direction with the Turkish invasion into the Northeast ostensibly to push the Kurdish peoples out. The US has added to this crisis by its green light …

RT (2019-10-21). Ditch the Kurds, grab the oil? Trump says US 'never committed' to Syrian allies, but SecDef says Washington still committed to oil. rt.com President Donald Trump has said that the US never committed to the security of Kurds in northern Syria, ahead of the end of the Turkish ceasefire. His defense secretary meanwhile says the US troops had a job to "secure the oil."

Jeet Heer (2019-10-21). The Real Trouble With Tulsi. thenation.com The Real Trouble With Tulsi…

Jason Ditz (2019-10-21). All US Troops Leaving Syria Will Head to Iraq. theantimedia.com According to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, the current plan is that all US troops leaving Syria will be redeployed into western Iraq.

2019-10-23: Social Media Postees

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The Uncomfortable Truth About Tulsi Gabbard
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-23
What follows is a conversation between The Nation's Jeet Heer and Marc Steiner of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of…
truthdig.com/articles/the-uncomfortable-…

Tulsi Gabbard Isn't a Russian Asset. It's More Complicated Than That
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-23
The Nation's Jeet Heer discusses Hillary Clinton's recent remarks toward Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Why do anti-war activists and the right wing seem to love her?
therealnews.com/stories/tulsi-gabbard-ru…

Even CNN thinks Hillary Clinton has gone too far with her latest conspiracy theory
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-23
US Army veteran Tulsi Gabbard hopes to become the Democratic Party's presidential candidate in 2020. But because she firmly opposes devastating US regime-change wars abroad and tells the t…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/10/23/even-cnn-thinks-hillary-clinton-has-gone-too-far-with-her-latest-conspiracy-theory/

Hillary, "Russian Assets" and Realignment. The Dems Morph into Neocons
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-23
As you may have figured out by now, Hillary Clinton, warped by her own self aggrandizement of entitlement, did Tulsi Gabbard and her Presidential campaign against interventionist wars a huge incidental favor. | While the Democrats continue to splinter and …
globalresearch.ca/hillary-russian-assets-and-realignment-the-dems-morph-into-neocons/5692873

Better Relations Between the US and Russia Are Not in the Cards
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-23
By now Russians must wonder if the better relations they desire with the US are ever to be. US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat from Hawaii is the latest peacemaker to be declared "a Russian asset" by Hillary, the DNC, …
globalresearch.ca/better-relations-us-russia/5692882

Jill Stein: Hillary Clinton is still sabotaging progressives
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-23
Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein responds to Hillary Clinton calling her a "Russian asset" and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/23/jill-stein-hi…

Turkey Signals It's Holding Back on Resuming Syria Push
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-23
Ankara indicates it will not resume its offensive against Kurds in northeast Syria, following separate agreements reached with the U.S. and Russia.
truthdig.com/articles/turkey-signals-its…

US troops are staying in Syria to 'keep the oil' — and have already killed hundreds over it
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-23
Hundreds of American soldiers are remaining in Syria to occupy its oil reserves and block the Syrian government from revenue…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/23/us-troops-sta…

Top US diplomat in Ukraine tells impeachment inquiry Trump tied military aid to Biden probe
wsws.org | 2019-10-23
The effort to impeach Trump has gained steam in the aftermath of his decision to order the withdrawal of troops from northeastern Syria.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/23/tayl…

Trump slammed for 'rewarding murder' in Syria as he lifts sanctions on Turkey
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-23
Donald Trump has said he will lift sanctions on Turkey after it reportedly agreed to 'permanently' cease hostilities against the largely-Kurdish areas of northern Syria (aka Rojava). But he has faced criticism across the board for being soft in the face of his NATO ally's crimes. | A new stage of the invasion: | Turkey has faced accusations of ethnic cleansing and…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/10/23/trump-slammed-for-rewarding-murder-in-syria-as-he-lifts-sanctions-on-turkey/

Study Group "A New Phase in the Syrian War"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-10-23
A'Roma Roasters Coffee, 95 5th St., Santa Rosa…
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"Erdogan Stole Syrian Factories, Oil and Wheat and Today He Is Stealing Syrian Land". President Al-Assad
Hamda Mustafa | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-23
President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that the President of the Turkish regime Recep Tayyib Erdogan is a thief who stole the Syrian factories, wheat and oil and today he is stealing Syrian land. | President Al-Assad made the remarks during his …
globalresearch.ca/president-al-assad-erdogan-stole-syrian-factories-oil-wheat-syrian-land/5692850

The Democrats Helped Cultivate the Barbarism of ISIS
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-23
There is something profoundly deceitful in the way the Democratic Party and the corporate media are framing Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. One does not need to defend Trump's actions or ignore the dangers posed to the Kurds, at least in the short term, by the departure of US forces from…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/23/the-democrat…

Video: US Troops Remain in Syria to Protect Oil Fields from 'Terrorists'?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-23
The US is planning to keep control of oil fields on the eastern bank of the Euphrates despite the ongoing troops withdrawal. On October 21, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters that Washington wants to be sure that ensure …
globalresearch.ca/video-us-troops-remain-syria-protect-oil-fields-terrorists/5692795

Video: Erdogan, Putin Reach 'Historical Deal' on Northern Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-23
On October 22, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached an agreement to settle the situation in northeastern Syria. | According to the agreement, Turkey's Operation 'Peace Spring' will continue in a limited area between Tell Abyad …
globalresearch.ca/video-erdogan-putin-reach-historical-deal-northern-syria/5692853

The Russian-Turkish Deal on Syria: Who Won and Who Lost?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-23
Presidents Putin and Erdogan reached a deal on Syria that represents a decisive victory for Turkey while being a drastic climbdown for Damascus after President Assad vowed earlier that day that the Syrian Arab Army was "prepared to support any …
globalresearch.ca/russian-turkish-deal-syria/5692838

Germany, US threaten war amid Russia-Turkey summit on Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-23
German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer called for a massive European Union (EU) force to occupy northern Syria, involving up to 40,000 troops.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/23/syri…

Turkey is cynically using Syrian refugees in its plans to ethnically cleanse northern Syria
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2019-10-23
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan plans to move at least one million refugees from all over Syria into the areas invaded by the Turkish military and its proxies in northern Syria (aka Rojava). But Erdoƒüan's plans have nothing to do with th…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/10/23/turkey-is-cynically-using-syrian-refugees-in-its-plans-to-ethnically-cleanse-northern-syria/

As Trump Aids and Abets Turkey's War Crimes, the UN Must Act
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-23
Nearly two weeks have passed since Turkey launched its ground and air attack on Rojava, the autonomous region of northeast Syria, following Trump's sudden removal of 1,000 U.S. troops from the area. | While the United States and Turkey reached a …
globalresearch.ca/trump-aids-abets-turkey-war-crimes-un-must-act/5692841

Russian/Turkish Agreement on Northern Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-23
When deals are struck, the devil is in the details, along with implementation of what was agreed on by all parties involved. | The historical record is clear. The US, West and Israel can never be trusted. The Russian Federation operates …
globalresearch.ca/russian-turkish-agreement-northern-syria/5692858

Sanctions Are Part of a Failed Foreign Policy Playbook. Stop Relying on Them
Ilhan Omar | commondreams.org | 2019-10-23
Economic and sector sanctions are too often designed to inflict maximum pain on civilians, not empower them. (Photo: Syrian Refugees/Josh Zakary/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/23/sancti…

Trump Says US War With Iran May Be Soon, Putin/Erdogan Syria Deal & Iraq Says No US Troops Allowed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-23
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 (10/22/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-u…

Betty McCollum Is Pushing Congress to Stop Subsidizing the Torture of Palestinian Children
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-23
"The legislation I am introducing is expressly intended to end U.S. support and funding for Israel's systematic military detention, interrogation, abuse, torture, and prosecution of Palestinian children." – Betty McCollum…
mintpressnews.com/betty-mccollum-bill-mi…

America's Mission to Remake Afghanistan Has Failed
Saad Hafiz | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-23
The United States is ready to leave Afghanistan despite the latest gambit by President Trump to call off peace negotiations with the Taliban. The US intervention in the country in 2001 has turned into a trillion-dollar disaster. It was ostensibly intended to punish the Taliban for sheltering Al-Qaeda before 9/11 and to prevent the use of…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/23/americas-mis…

Somalia advancing towards 'inclusive and peaceful future' for women, deputy UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-23
Somalia has made "enormous strides on its path to peace and stability", and Somali women's participation in peace and security efforts has "helped advance society towards an inclusive and peaceful future", UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1…

Congress Holds Hearing on Big Oil's War on Climate Science
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-23
The House Oversight Committee heard testimony about the fossil fuel industry's multimillion dollar campaign to suppress knowledge of their contributions to the climate crisis.
therealnews.com/columns/congress-hearing…

But China! Cryptos crater as Congress tries to pin Zuckerberg down on 'too big to fail' Libra
rt.com | 2019-10-23
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies plummeted as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to defend his beleaguered digital currency Libra — a project rapidly losing institutional support as it hits one regulatory hurdle after another. | If Facebook isn't allowed to go forward with the rollout of its digital currency, China will surpass the US in technological innovation, Zuckerberg threatened the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. The billionaire's bid to save Libra — and its public image — after several of the big-name financial institutions backing the online payments system dropped o…
rt.com/usa/471665-facebook-defends-libra…

Congress Votes on Corporate Transparency Act
Kate Zeller | indybay.org | 2019-10-23
Washington DC – The House of Representatives scheduled a vote for 5: 15 PM EST on the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 2513). The bill reveals the true owners of "anonymous" shell companies to law enforcement.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/22/1882752…

350.org on Congressional Hearing on Exxon's Climate Deception: "It's Time Fossil Fuel Billionaires Pay for Care and Repair"
commondreams.org | 2019-10-23
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Selected Articles: Russia-Turkey Deal on Syria
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-23
Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-consequences-turkey-operation-peace-spring-syria/5692886

'Illegal and Unconstitutional': Sanders Rips Trump Plan to Use US Troops to Exploit Syria's Oil Fields
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-23
"Last I checked, Congress never authorized U.S. forces to be deployed to secure Syria's economic resources." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/23/illegal…

NYC Bar Association Calls on Trump's AG William Barr to Recuse Himself—or Resign
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-23
If attorney general refuses to recuse or step aside, the association said he should "be subject to sanctions, including possible removal, by Congress." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/23/nyc-bar…

'Outrageous': Bernie rejects Hillary Clinton's 'foreign asset' smear on Tulsi Gabbard
rt.com | 2019-10-22
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has come to the defense of fellow Democratic contender Tulsi Gabbard, batting away claims — spread by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — that the dovish candidate is a "foreign asset." | The progressive stalwart from Vermont took to Twitter on Monday to reject any suggestion Gabbard worked for a foreign power, as Clinton implied in a recent interview, insisting her patriotic bonafides as a combat veteran were beyond question. | "Tulsi Gabbard has put her life on the line to defend…
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US Stays In Syria, Kurds Call On Israel To Attack Turkey & US Says Israel Has 'Right' To Attack Iran
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-22
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The US Tore the Middle East Apart. Can They Abandon It on a Whim?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-22
The Kurds fought in U.S. wars. Iraq and Syria are dismembered. Why is no one talking about diplomacy and aid?
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Turkey and Russia Agree to Create 'Safe Zone' in Syria
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-22
Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement that will see the withdrawal of Syrian-Kurdish forces from areas along the Turkish border.

Turkey and Russia Agree to Create 'Safe Zone' in Syria

Nearly 180,000 displaced by northeast Syria fighting as needs multiply: UN refugee agency
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-22
After nearly two weeks of fighting in northeast Syria, the UN's humanitarian wing has estimated that around 180,000 have been forced to leave their homes or shelters, including 80,000 children, all in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.
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The Kurds as U.S. Sacrificial Lambs
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-22
How often have we heard in the last few days—from countless retired military officers and intelligence officials, security analysts, think tank talking heads—that the Kurds in Syria "died for us"? You know, sort of like Jesus on the cross?nAs though in fighting ISIL–a grotesque by-product of the criminal U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003–the Syrian Kurds were doing anything other than protecting their homeland?
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Trump's Fake Withdrawal From Endless War
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-22
On Monday, October 7th, the U.S. withdrew 50 to 100 troops from positions near Syria's border with Turkey, and two days later Turkey invaded Rojava, the de facto autonomous Kurdish region of northeast Syria. Trump is now taking credit for a temporary, tenuous ceasefire. In a blizzard of tweets and statements, Donald Trump has portrayed…
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Shamima Begum exposed to real risk of torture or death, court told
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-22
The decision to revoke the British citizenship of Shamima Begum — one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Isis / Isil) — has exposed her to a "real risk" of torture or death, a court has heard.Begum left the UK in February 2015 and lived under Daesh rule for more than three years. She was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February this year.Former home secretary Sajid Javid stripped her of her British citizenship, a decision her lawyers argue was unlawful as it rendered her stateless. Such a decision is lawful only if an individual is entitled to…
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US troops withdraw across Syrian border into Iraq
wsws.org | 2019-10-22
While Trump has sought to strike a phony antiwar posture with his pullout order, the troops leaving Syria will remain in the Middle East.
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'This Is the Latest Chapter of a Long History of US Betrayal of Kurds' – Khury Petersen-Smith on the Turkish Invasion of Syria
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-10-22
Janine Jackson interviewed IPS's Khury Petersen-Smith about the Turkish invasion of Syria for the October 18, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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'Where's Lindsey?' Graham slammed by conservatives & liberals alike while trying to sit on two chairs regarding Trump
rt.com | 2019-10-22
Senator Lindsey Graham is failing to measure up to expectations as the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and conservatives are starting to take notice, calling out the late John McCain's mini-me for his absence. | The South Carolina Republican is taking flack from all sides as he tries to please everyone in Washington. Conservatives are calling him out for his apparent refusal to protect President Donald Trump at the same time as liberals tear into him at any flicker of pro-Trump sympathies. | My 17-month old son just walked up and asked "Dad, how could the leader of the entire Senate Judiciary Committee…
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The Real Trouble With Tulsi
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2019-10-21
The Real Trouble With Tulsi…
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Ditch the Kurds, grab the oil? Trump says US 'never committed' to Syrian allies, but SecDef says Washington still committed to oil
rt.com | 2019-10-21
President Donald Trump has said that the US never committed to the security of Kurds in northern Syria, ahead of the end of the Turkish ceasefire. His defense secretary meanwhile says the US troops had a job to "secure the oil." | …
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US Out of Syria and the Middle East
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-21
US Out of the Middle East, Los Angeles protest against bombing in Syria from ABC7.com. Stop The Turkish Invasion Of Syria The crisis in Syria has taken a new direction with the Turkish invasion into the Northeast ostensibly to push the Kurdish peoples out. The US has added to this crisis by its green light …
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All US Troops Leaving Syria Will Head to Iraq
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-21
According to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, the current plan is that all US troops leaving Syria will be redeployed into western Iraq.

All US Troops Leaving Syria Will Head to Iraq

There Was a Smart, Progressive Way to Withdraw From Syria
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-21
There Was a Smart, Progressive Way to Withdraw From Syria…
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Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-21
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UN Security Council calls for South Sudan leaders to speed up action on peace deal
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-21
In a visit to South Sudan this past weekend, members of the UN Security Council urged leaders to expedite implementation of a 2018 peace agreement aimed at ending six years of ongoing conflict.
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