Daily Archives: October 24, 2019

2019-10-24: News Headlines

Kei Otsuki (2019-10-24). Is It Time to Engage With the Destroyers of the Amazon Rainforest? commondreams.org Aerial view of a large burned area in the city of Candeiras do Jamari in the Brazilian state of Rond√¥nia. (Photo: Victor Moriyama/Greenpeace) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sara Flounders (2019-10-24). U.S. anti-war movement should stay focused on getting U.S. out of Syria. workers.org Oct. 20 — The author visited Syria in 2014 and 2015 in small International Action Center solidarity delegations. At that time, no road in the country was safe and one-third of the population was displaced — taking refuge inside Syria or in surrounding countries. The schools, mosques, churches and community . . . | Continue reading U.S. anti-war movement should stay focused on getting U.S. out of Syria at Workers.org

Eds. (2019-10-24). Syria: exposing western radical collaboration with imperialism. mronline.org Western radicals must take a consistent anti-imperialist position despite the internal contradictions or problems that exist within a state in the Global South. | Source

Staff (2019-10-24). Conflict Between Trump and Military-Diplomatic Establishment Is Full of Hypocrisy. therealnews.com We are living in a political world that seems turned on its head, with Democrats voting to stay in Syria and Republicans wanting to get out—but neither side is getting it right.

The Canary (2019-10-24). Father of woman killed fighting against terrorists in Syria launches campaign to bring her body home. thecanary.co The father of the first British woman to die fighting against Daesh (Isis/Isil) in Syria has launched a campaign to bring his daughter's remains back to the UK.Dirk Campbell's daughter Anna travelled to Syria via Lebanon in 2017 to join Kurdish forces fighting in the north west city of Afrin.In March 2018, Campbell died after she was hit during Turkish air strikes while fighting with an all-female brigade of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).Anna Campbell (Family handout/PA)The 26-year-old was the eighth British citizen to die in the country but the first woman.Her father, a musician from Lewes in East…

Sara Flounders (2019-10-24). U.S. 'democracy' for $ale: Hong Kong protesters in NYC unmasked. workers.org 'Rally in a box' being unpacked, Oct. 13, New York City. I watched as a prefab "rally in a box" about Hong Kong opened up here on Oct. 13. I don't know if this rally was funded directly by the notorious U.S. National Endowment for Democracy, a congressionally funded agency . . . | Continue reading U.S. 'democracy' for $ale: Hong Kong protesters in NYC unmasked at Workers.org

Mark Gruenberg (2019-10-24). Miners' leader Roberts urges Congress to protect pensions. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts is urging quick House passage of two pieces of legislation, HR934 and HR935, to protect the solvency of federally promised miners' pension funds. The House Natural Resources Committee approved both on Oct. 23. The Mine Workers lobbied hard for the pensions. The measures, by House Education and Labor Committee Chairman …

RT (2019-10-24). Katie Hill hell breaks loose as GOP and Dem supporters clash over her naked pics, Nazi tattoo and affair with staffer. rt.com Photos of Democratic congresswoman Katie Hill smoking a bong in the nude – while sporting a Nazi symbol tattooed on her crotch – and making out with a staffer have thrown both Left and Right into a frenzy of blame and shame.

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-24). Tulsi a Russian Asset? Censored by Google and YouTube. globalresearch.ca Time and again, clear evidence proves democracy in America is pure fantasy — how it's been from inception, notably today under its money-controlled system, most politicians bought like toothpaste. | One-party rule with two extremist right wings serves privileged interests exclusively …

Robert C. Koehler (2019-10-24). Clinton, Stein, Gabbard, and the Deconstruction of RussiaGate. commondreams.org Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at Georgetown University September 27, 2019 in Washington, DC .Clinton delivered remarks before recognizing the winners of the 2019 Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-10-24). Study Group "A New Phase in the Syrian War" indybay.org A'Roma Roasters Coffee, 95 5th St., Santa Rosa…

United Nations (2019-10-24). Security Council: UN welcomes efforts to de-escalate crisis in northeast Syria. un.org The United Nations welcomes efforts to de-escalate the crisis in northeastern Syria in the wake of Turkey's incursion, a senior official with responsibility for the region told the Security Council on Thursday.

Staff (2019-10-24). Trump: The Job of Our Military Is Not to Police the World. truthdig.com In a statement on U.S. military operations in Syria, the president says, "We're getting out. Let someone else fight over this long blood-stained sand."

Staff (2019-10-24). How the Reckless Use of US Military Power Caused Today's Syrian Kurdish Crisis. truthout.org President Trump has announced sanctions will be lifted on Turkey as a ceasefire remains in place in northern Syria, where Turkey invaded earlier this month after Trump withdrew U.S. troops. On Tuesday Turkey reached an agreement with Russia that would force Syrian Kurdish forces to retreat from a wide swath of the Syrian-Turkish border. The United Nations is reporting Turkey's offensive in northern Syria has displaced over 176,000 people, including nearly 80,000 children. The Turkish assault al…

WSWS (2019-10-24). No to the German-European security zone in Syria! wsws.org The call by German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer for an international security zone in northern Syria marks a new stage in the revival of German militarism.

Sara Flounders (2019-10-24). U.S. Anti-war Movement Should Stay Focused on Getting U.S. Out of Syria. globalresearch.ca Oct. 20 — The author visited Syria in 2014 and 2015 in small International Action Center solidarity delegations. At that time, no road in the country was safe and one-third of the population was displaced — taking refuge inside Syria …

Tom Anderson (2019-10-24). Turkey accused of spreading misinformation to force people out of their homes in northern Syria. thecanary.co Turkey has been accused of spreading misinformation aimed at forcing people to flee from their homes in northern Syria (aka Rojava). | Turkish-led forces invaded Rojava on 9 October. The NATO member has faced accusations of ethnic cleansing a…

Staff (2019-10-24). Syria Says Turkish-Led Forces Attacked Its Troops. truthdig.com BEIRUT — Turkish forces and their allies attacked Syrian government troops in northeastern Syria on Thursday, killing some of them, and they also clashed with Kurdish-led fighters, the state news agency in Damascus and a war monitoring group said. | The fighting underscored the risks of violence as multiple and often opposing armed forces jostle for new positions in the tight quarters of the northeastern border zone. | Most worrisome has been the prospect of a collision between forces of the Syrian government and those backed by Turkey, which include Syrian rebel fighters and Islamic extremists opposed to P…

Staff (2019-10-24). Turkish Invasion of Syria Is Latest Chapter in History of US Betraying Kurds. truthout.org Janine Jackson: As we record on October 17, Turkey continues its offensive in northern Syria, a move seen as greenlighted by Donald Trump's early October removal of some US troops from the area. Trump's acti…

Staff (2019-10-24). Trump Brings the Troops Home… to Iraq. truthout.org "He does what he says he is going to do." This is the line I've heard time and again from Donald Trump's supporters in their seemingly endless quest to defend the indefensible. "He keeps his promises." | Unpacking this kind of enforced self-delusion is usually a challenge, given the fervency with which Trump's people cling to their cognitive dissonance regarding the man and his behavior. In the matter of Syria, the troops and the truth, however, Trump has lied in a way that even his most devout believers should find difficult to st…

Pepe Escobar (2019-10-24). Vladimir Putin, Syria's Pacifier-in-Chief. globalresearch.ca The negotiations in Sochi were long — over six hours — tense and tough. Two leaders in a room with their interpreters and several senior Turkish ministers close by if advice was needed. The stakes were immense: a road map …

Elie Mystal (2019-10-24). Don't Count the Senate Out on Impeachment. thenation.com Don't Count the Senate Out on Impeachment…

teleSUR (2019-10-24). Local, Regional Election Campaign Closes in Colombia. telesurenglish.net Colombia is preparing to hold on its first local and regional elections since the signing of the peace agreement in 2016 on Oct. 27, as campaigns close across the country. | RELATED: | Uruguay Prepares For Highly-Anticipated, Contested General Elections | The candidates started last Sunday the closing of their campaigns which ended this Thur…

United Nations (2019-10-24). 'Unique opportunity' to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan. un.org Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan "have never been closer" to reaching a sustainable peace with each other, and their own internal armed opposition groups, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.

Robert L. Borosage (2019-10-24). Trump's Kurdish Betrayal Gives Peace a Bad Name. thenation.com Trump's Kurdish Betrayal Gives Peace a Bad Name…

Kate Zeller (2019-10-24). 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.

teleSUR (2019-10-24). AOC Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg for 'Far-right Dinner Parties'. telesurenglish.net Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by progressive U.S. lawmakers asking questions on election interference, free speech, hate groups and fake news. | RELATED: | teleSUR English Removed From Facebook for Second Time | "In order for us to make decisions about Libra, I think we need to kind of dig into your past behavior and Facebook's past behavior with respect to our democracy," New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, before asking Zuckerberg when he had first…

patrick (2019-10-24). #ShutDownDC General Meeting—December 6 Strike, Direct Action Training, Lots of Actions. strikedc.org Thursday, November 7 at 6: 30 pm Malcolm X Opportunity Center13351 Alabama Ave, SE, Washington DCNear the Congress Heights Metro Station (Green/Yellow) The week of September 20th, more than 6 million people all around the world answered the Youth Climate Strike call to action by walking out of school, skipping work and taking bold action for climate … | Continue reading "#ShutDownDC General Meeting—December 6 Strike, Direct Action Training, Lots of Actions"

Staff (2019-10-24). Watch Ocasio-Cortez's Epic Takedown of Mark Zuckerberg (Video). truthdig.com At Wednesday's congressional hearings about Libra, Facebook's cryptocurrency project, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the opportunity to question founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about more than a couple of things he likely wasn't expecting. Probably one of the most memorable questions came when AOC, as the congressmember is known, asked the Facebook CEO about the content of the discussions at his "ongoing dinner parties with far-right figures." Another great moment came when she asked Zuckerberg if he'd take down false political advertisements and he responded with, "Lying is bad," but refused to say what he'd…

WSWS (2019-10-24). Trump urges congressional Republicans to "take the gloves off" in impeachment crisis. wsws.org The White House has been panicked by signs of erosion of support against impeachment among congressional Republicans.

Staff (2019-10-24). Congress Bids a Tearful Farewell to Cummings, a 'Master of the House'. truthdig.com The Baltimore Democrat, the first black lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol, is lauded as "a quiet giant" whose words were heeded.

Staff (2019-10-24). Why Did Republicans Storm a Closed Impeachment Hearing? truthout.org Republican lawmakers stormed a closed hearing room Wednesday, disrupting the House impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump and delaying a Pentagon official's testimony. In an extraordinary chain of events, dozens of Republican congressmembers pushed into a secure hearing room as Laura Cooper, the U.S. defense official who oversees Ukraine and Russia matters, was due to testify. A five-hour stand-off ensued. The spectacle unfolded one day after Tuesday's explosive testimony by William Taylor, the top U.S…

Eds. (2019-10-24). America sponsors far-right holocaust revisionist exhibit in Kiev (Part I). mronline.org Why is a major federal agency funded by Congress helping push this bile on the Ukrainian people? | Source

Manlio Dinucci (2019-10-24). Erdogan Wants the Bomb. globalresearch.ca "Some countries have nuclear missiles, but the West insists that we cannot have them. This is unacceptable": this statement by President Erdogan reveals that the crisis goes beyond that which began with the Turkish offensive in Syria. In Turkey, during …

Anthony DiMaggio (2019-10-24). Don't Call it Ethnic Cleansing: Erasing Turkey's State Terrorism in Syria. counterpunch.org Turkey's incursion into northern Syria is a continuation of its longstanding policy of ethnic cleansing against the Kurds. This policy dates back decades, and is pursued in the name of fighting the "terrorism" of Kurdish nationalists who seek an independent Kurdistan. But Turkey's policies amount to a vicious form of state terrorism and collective punishment against an entire people. More

Staff (2019-10-24). Ending Endless War: Andrew Bacevich on How Reckless Use of U.S. Military Power Caused Today's Crisis. democracynow.org President Trump has announced sanctions will be lifted on Turkey as a ceasefire remains in place in northern Syria, where Turkey invaded earlier this month after Trump withdrew U.S. troops. On Tuesday Turkey reached an agreement with Russia that would force Syrian Kurdish forces to retreat from a wide swath of the Syrian-Turkish border. The United Nations is reporting Turkey's offensive in northern Syria has displaced over 176,000 people, including nearly 80,000 children. The Turkish assault also led to a number of former ISIS fighters escaping from jail in northern Syria. We speak with Andrew Bacevich, co-founde…

Staff (2019-10-24). GOP Lawmakers Disrupt Impeachment Hearing As More Damaging Details Emerge About Trump's Misconduct. democracynow.org Republican lawmakers stormed a closed hearing room Wednesday, disrupting the House impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump and delaying a Pentagon official's testimony. In an extraordinary chain of events, dozens of Republican congressmembers pushed into a secure hearing room as Laura Cooper, the U.S. defense official who oversees Ukraine and Russia matters, was due to testify. A five-hour stand-off ensued. The spectacle unfolded one day after Tuesday's explosive testimony by William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Taylor told congressional lawmakers that the Trump administration held up $…

Fred_F (2019-10-24). Australia must cut military ties with Turkey. greenleft.org.au international solidarity Zerebar KarimiIssue 1242 Australia Rojava Turkey SyriaOctober 24, 2019A few years ago the world was horrified when…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-24). 'Lifeline for Millions': Sanders and Warren Urge Congress to Increase Community Health Center Funding Before It Expires Next Month. commondreams.org "Congress must expand—and not allow any cuts to—the comprehensive medical treatment that so many millions of people depend on through community health centers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-24). Nuclear Industry's $23 Billion Bailout Request Shows Why It Should Have 'No Role to Play' in Solving Climate Crisis: Study. commondreams.org "For the sake of taxpayers, electricity consumers and the climate, Congress must stop this endless nuclear boondoggle." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

George Ochenski (2019-10-24). The Alternate Reality of Congressman Greg Gianforte. counterpunch.org Montanans have known for a long time that U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has a minimal grasp on reality. I mean, who else would build a museum claiming humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time and dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark? But late last week, in an interview with reporter Tom Lutey, Gianforte outdid himself by More

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.

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…

RT (2019-10-23). Republicans STORM secure Capitol chamber where Democrats held 'impeachment' hearing. rt.com Demanding transparency in the impeachment probe of US President Donald Trump, GOP lawmakers stormed the secure room inside the Capitol where Democrats were interrogating a Pentagon official, derailing the proceedings. | Led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida), two dozen Republican members of Congress made their way into the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) on Wednesday, as House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-California) was about to open a hearing where Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Laura Cooper was due to testify. | "Adam Schiff's impeachment inquiry has been marked by secret intervi…

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…

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…

teleSUR (2019-10-23). Trump Lifts US Sanctions on Turkey, Says Ceasefire Permanent. telesurenglish.net United States President Donald Trump said Wednesday a brokered ceasefire in northern Syria is now permanent and lifted sanctions on Turkey as a result, rejecting criticism of his decision to pull out U.S. troops that allowed Kurdish allies to come under attack. | RELATED: | Turkey, Russia Agree on Kurdish YPG Withdrawal, Safe Zone | In a White House speech, Trump described the truce as a "major breakthrough" negotiated by a team led by Vice President Mike Pence, adding that "sanctions…

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 …

2019-10-24: Social Media Postees

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Tulsi a Russian Asset? Censored by Google and YouTube
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
Time and again, clear evidence proves democracy in America is pure fantasy — how it's been from inception, notably today under its money-controlled system, most politicians bought like toothpaste. | One-party rule with two extremist right wings serves privileged interests exclusively …
globalresearch.ca/tulsi-russian-asset-censored-google-youtube/5692968

Clinton, Stein, Gabbard, and the Deconstruction of RussiaGate
Robert C. Koehler | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at Georgetown University September 27, 2019 in Washington, DC .Clinton delivered remarks before recognizing the winners of the 2019 Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/24/clinto…

Turkey accused of spreading misinformation to force people out of their homes in northern Syria
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2019-10-24
Turkey has been accused of spreading misinformation aimed at forcing people to flee from their homes in northern Syria (aka Rojava). | Turkish-led forces invaded Rojava on 9 October. The NATO member has faced accusations of ethnic cleansing a…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/10/24/turkey-accused-of-spreading-misinformation-to-force-people-out-of-their-homes-in-northern-syria/

Security Council: UN welcomes efforts to de-escalate crisis in northeast Syria
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-24
The United Nations welcomes efforts to de-escalate the crisis in northeastern Syria in the wake of Turkey's incursion, a senior official with responsibility for the region told the Security Council on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1…

Trump Brings the Troops Home… to Iraq
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-24
"He does what he says he is going to do." This is the line I've heard time and again from Donald Trump's supporters in their seemingly endless quest to defend the indefensible. "He keeps his promises." | Unpacking this kind of enforced self-delusion is usually a challenge, given the fervency with which Trump's people cling to their cognitive dissonance regarding the man and his behavior. In the matter of Syria, the troops and the truth, however, Trump has lied in a way that even his most devout believers should find difficult to st…
truthout.org/articles/trump-brings-the-t…

Conflict Between Trump and Military-Diplomatic Establishment Is Full of Hypocrisy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-24
We are living in a political world that seems turned on its head, with Democrats voting to stay in Syria and Republicans wanting to get out–but neither side is getting it right.
therealnews.com/stories/conflict-trump-m…

Study Group "A New Phase in the Syrian War"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-10-24
A'Roma Roasters Coffee, 95 5th St., Santa Rosa…
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No to the German-European security zone in Syria!
wsws.org | 2019-10-24
The call by German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer for an international security zone in northern Syria marks a new stage in the revival of German militarism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/24/syri…

Syria Says Turkish-Led Forces Attacked Its Troops
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-24
BEIRUT — Turkish forces and their allies attacked Syrian government troops in northeastern Syria on Thursday, killing some of them, and they also clashed with Kurdish-led fighters, the state news agency in Damascus and a war monitoring group said. | The fighting underscored the risks of violence as multiple and often opposing armed forces jostle for new positions in the tight quarters of the northeastern border zone. | Most worrisome has been the prospect of a collision between forces of the Syrian government and those backed by Turkey, which include Syrian rebel fighters and Islamic extremists opposed to P…
truthdig.com/articles/syria-says-turkish…

How the Reckless Use of US Military Power Caused Today's Syrian Kurdish Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-24
President Trump has announced sanctions will be lifted on Turkey as a ceasefire remains in place in northern Syria, where Turkey invaded earlier this month after Trump withdrew U.S. troops. On Tuesday Turkey reached an agreement with Russia that would force Syrian Kurdish forces to retreat from a wide swath of the Syrian-Turkish border. The United Nations is reporting Turkey's offensive in northern Syria has displaced over 176,000 people, including nearly 80,000 children. The Turkish assault al…
truthout.org/video/how-the-reckless-use-…

Turkish Invasion of Syria Is Latest Chapter in History of US Betraying Kurds
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-24
Janine Jackson: As we record on October 17, Turkey continues its offensive in northern Syria, a move seen as greenlighted by Donald Trump's early October removal of some US troops from the area. Trump's acti…
truthout.org/audio/turkish-invasion-of-s…

Trump: The Job of Our Military Is Not to Police the World
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-24
In a statement on U.S. military operations in Syria, the president says, "We're getting out. Let someone else fight over this long blood-stained sand."
truthdig.com/articles/trump-the-job-of-o…

Father of woman killed fighting against terrorists in Syria launches campaign to bring her body home
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-24
The father of the first British woman to die fighting against Daesh (Isis/Isil) in Syria has launched a campaign to bring his daughter's remains back to the UK.Dirk Campbell's daughter Anna travelled to Syria via Lebanon in 2017 to join Kurdish forces fighting in the north west city of Afrin.In March 2018, Campbell died after she was hit during Turkish air strikes while fighting with an all-female brigade of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).Anna Campbell (Family handout/PA)The 26-year-old was the eighth British citizen to die in the country but the first woman.Her father, a musician from Lewes in East…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/24/father-of-woman-killed-fighting-against-terrorists-in-syria-launches-campaign-to-bring-her-body-home/

U.S. Anti-war Movement Should Stay Focused on Getting U.S. Out of Syria
Sara Flounders | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
Oct. 20 — The author visited Syria in 2014 and 2015 in small International Action Center solidarity delegations. At that time, no road in the country was safe and one-third of the population was displaced — taking refuge inside Syria …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-anti-war-movement-should-stay-focused-getting-u-s-out-syria/5692948

U.S. anti-war movement should stay focused on getting U.S. out of Syria
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2019-10-24
Oct. 20 — The author visited Syria in 2014 and 2015 in small International Action Center solidarity delegations. At that time, no road in the country was safe and one-third of the population was displaced — taking refuge inside Syria or in surrounding countries. The schools, mosques, churches and community . . . | Continue reading U.S. anti-war movement should stay focused on getting U.S. out of Syria at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/10/44136/

Vladimir Putin, Syria's Pacifier-in-Chief
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
The negotiations in Sochi were long — over six hours — tense and tough. Two leaders in a room with their interpreters and several senior Turkish ministers close by if advice was needed. The stakes were immense: a road map …
globalresearch.ca/vladimir-putin-syria-pacifier/5692940

Syria: exposing western radical collaboration with imperialism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-24
Western radicals must take a consistent anti-imperialist position despite the internal contradictions or problems that exist within a state in the Global South. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/10/24/syria-exposing-w…

Don't Count the Senate Out on Impeachment
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-10-24
Don't Count the Senate Out on Impeachment…
thenation.com/article/impeachment-senate…

'Unique opportunity' to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-24
Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan "have never been closer" to reaching a sustainable peace with each other, and their own internal armed opposition groups, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1…

Trump's Kurdish Betrayal Gives Peace a Bad Name
Robert L. Borosage | thenation.com | 2019-10-24
Trump's Kurdish Betrayal Gives Peace a Bad Name…
thenation.com/article/trump-peace-kurds-…

Is It Time to Engage With the Destroyers of the Amazon Rainforest?
Kei Otsuki | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
Aerial view of a large burned area in the city of Candeiras do Jamari in the Brazilian state of Rond√¥nia. (Photo: Victor Moriyama/Greenpeace) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/24/it-tim…

Local, Regional Election Campaign Closes in Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-24
Colombia is preparing to hold on its first local and regional elections since the signing of the peace agreement in 2016 on Oct. 27, as campaigns close across the country. | RELATED: | Uruguay Prepares For Highly-Anticipated, Contested General Elections | The candidates started last Sunday the closing of their campaigns which ended this Thur…
telesurenglish.net/news/Local-Regional-E…

The Alternate Reality of Congressman Greg Gianforte
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
Montanans have known for a long time that U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has a minimal grasp on reality. I mean, who else would build a museum claiming humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time and dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark? But late last week, in an interview with reporter Tom Lutey, Gianforte outdid himself by…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/24/the-alternat…

#ShutDownDC General Meeting–December 6 Strike, Direct Action Training, Lots of Actions
patrick | strikedc.org | 2019-10-24
Thursday, November 7 at 6: 30 pm Malcolm X Opportunity Center13351 Alabama Ave, SE, Washington DCNear the Congress Heights Metro Station (Green/Yellow) The week of September 20th, more than 6 million people all around the world answered the Youth Climate Strike call to action by walking out of school, skipping work and taking bold action for climate … | Continue reading "#ShutDownDC General Meeting–December 6 Strike, Direct Action Training, Lots of Actions"
strikedc.org/index.php/2019/10/24/shutdo…

Watch Ocasio-Cortez's Epic Takedown of Mark Zuckerberg (Video)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-24
At Wednesday's congressional hearings about Libra, Facebook's cryptocurrency project, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the opportunity to question founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about more than a couple of things he likely wasn't expecting. Probably one of the most memorable questions came when AOC, as the congressmember is known, asked the Facebook CEO about the content of the discussions at his "ongoing dinner parties with far-right figures." Another great moment came when she asked Zuckerberg if he'd take down false political advertisements and he responded with, "Lying is bad," but refused to say what he'd…
truthdig.com/articles/watch-ocasio-corte…

Trump urges congressional Republicans to "take the gloves off" in impeachment crisis
wsws.org | 2019-10-24
The White House has been panicked by signs of erosion of support against impeachment among congressional Republicans.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/24/trmp…

Congress Votes on Corporate Transparency Act
Kate Zeller | indybay.org | 2019-10-24
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…

Why Did Republicans Storm a Closed Impeachment Hearing?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-24
Republican lawmakers stormed a closed hearing room Wednesday, disrupting the House impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump and delaying a Pentagon official's testimony. In an extraordinary chain of events, dozens of Republican congressmembers pushed into a secure hearing room as Laura Cooper, the U.S. defense official who oversees Ukraine and Russia matters, was due to testify. A five-hour stand-off ensued. The spectacle unfolded one day after Tuesday's explosive testimony by William Taylor, the top U.S…
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U.S. 'democracy' for $ale: Hong Kong protesters in NYC unmasked
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2019-10-24
'Rally in a box' being unpacked, Oct. 13, New York City. I watched as a prefab "rally in a box" about Hong Kong opened up here on Oct. 13. I don't know if this rally was funded directly by the notorious U.S. National Endowment for Democracy, a congressionally funded agency . . . | Continue reading U.S. 'democracy' for $ale: Hong Kong protesters in NYC unmasked at Workers.org
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AOC Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg for 'Far-right Dinner Parties'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-24
Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by progressive U.S. lawmakers asking questions on election interference, free speech, hate groups and fake news. | RELATED: | teleSUR English Removed From Facebook for Second Time | "In order for us to make decisions about Libra, I think we need to kind of dig into your past behavior and Facebook's past behavior with respect to our democracy," New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, before asking Zuckerberg when he had first…
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Katie Hill hell breaks loose as GOP and Dem supporters clash over her naked pics, Nazi tattoo and affair with staffer
rt.com | 2019-10-24
Photos of Democratic congresswoman Katie Hill smoking a bong in the nude – while sporting a Nazi symbol tattooed on her crotch – and making out with a staffer have thrown both Left and Right into a frenzy of blame and shame. | …
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Miners' leader Roberts urges Congress to protect pensions
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-24
WASHINGTON–Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts is urging quick House passage of two pieces of legislation, HR934 and HR935, to protect the solvency of federally promised miners' pension funds. The House Natural Resources Committee approved both on Oct. 23. The Mine Workers lobbied hard for the pensions. The measures, by House Education and Labor Committee Chairman …
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Congress Bids a Tearful Farewell to Cummings, a 'Master of the House'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-24
The Baltimore Democrat, the first black lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol, is lauded as "a quiet giant" whose words were heeded.
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America sponsors far-right holocaust revisionist exhibit in Kiev (Part I)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-24
Why is a major federal agency funded by Congress helping push this bile on the Ukrainian people? | Source…
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Erdogan Wants the Bomb
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-24
"Some countries have nuclear missiles, but the West insists that we cannot have them. This is unacceptable": this statement by President Erdogan reveals that the crisis goes beyond that which began with the Turkish offensive in Syria. In Turkey, during …
globalresearch.ca/erdogan-wants-bomb/5692913

Don't Call it Ethnic Cleansing: Erasing Turkey's State Terrorism in Syria
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-24
Turkey's incursion into northern Syria is a continuation of its longstanding policy of ethnic cleansing against the Kurds. This policy dates back decades, and is pursued in the name of fighting the "terrorism" of Kurdish nationalists who seek an independent Kurdistan. But Turkey's policies amount to a vicious form of state terrorism and collective punishment against an entire people.
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Ending Endless War: Andrew Bacevich on How Reckless Use of U.S. Military Power Caused Today's Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-24
President Trump has announced sanctions will be lifted on Turkey as a ceasefire remains in place in northern Syria, where Turkey invaded earlier this month after Trump withdrew U.S. troops. On Tuesday Turkey reached an agreement with Russia that would force Syrian Kurdish forces to retreat from a wide swath of the Syrian-Turkish border. The United Nations is reporting Turkey's offensive in northern Syria has displaced over 176,000 people, including nearly 80,000 children. The Turkish assault also led to a number of former ISIS fighters escaping from jail in northern Syria. We speak with Andrew Bacevich, co-founde…
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GOP Lawmakers Disrupt Impeachment Hearing As More Damaging Details Emerge About Trump's Misconduct
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-24
Republican lawmakers stormed a closed hearing room Wednesday, disrupting the House impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump and delaying a Pentagon official's testimony. In an extraordinary chain of events, dozens of Republican congressmembers pushed into a secure hearing room as Laura Cooper, the U.S. defense official who oversees Ukraine and Russia matters, was due to testify. A five-hour stand-off ensued. The spectacle unfolded one day after Tuesday's explosive testimony by William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Taylor told congressional lawmakers that the Trump administration held up $…
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Australia must cut military ties with Turkey
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-24
international solidarity Zerebar KarimiIssue 1242 Australia Rojava Turkey SyriaOctober 24, 2019A few years ago the world was horrified when…
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-must-cut-military-ties-turkey

Nuclear Industry's $23 Billion Bailout Request Shows Why It Should Have 'No Role to Play' in Solving Climate Crisis: Study
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
"For the sake of taxpayers, electricity consumers and the climate, Congress must stop this endless nuclear boondoggle." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Lifeline for Millions': Sanders and Warren Urge Congress to Increase Community Health Center Funding Before It Expires Next Month
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-24
"Congress must expand—and not allow any cuts to—the comprehensive medical treatment that so many millions of people depend on through community health centers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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…

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/

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?
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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 …
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Iraq Takes Legal Action to Kick Unauthorized US Forces Out
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-23
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said United States troops withdrawing from northeast Syria do not have permission to stay in Iraq, adding that his government is taking "all international legal measures" in response to their unauthorized entry into the country. | RELATED: | Iraq Says US Forces Withdrawing From Syria Have No Approval to Stay | "We have [already] issued an official statement saying that and are taking all international legal measures. We ask the international…
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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/

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/

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…