Daily Archives: October 25, 2019

2019-10-25: News Headlines

Staff (2019-10-25). Esper: U.S. Troops, Armored Vehicles Going to Syria Oil Fields. truthdig.com BRUSSELS — The U.S. will send armored reinforcements into eastern Syria to bolster defenses against a potential move by Islamic State militants on oil fields controlled by U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday. | Esper described the added force as "mechanized," which would likely means it will include tanks and other combat vehicles such as Bradley armored infantry carriers. This would introduce a new dimension to the U.S. military presence, wh…

Staff (2019-10-25). 2019-10-25: News Headlines. syria.positiveuniverse.com Blowback: US-armed 'moderate rebels' slaughter Kurds in Syria.
Study Group "A New Phase in the Syrian War"
From Chile to Lebanon: Working class offensive sweeps the globe.
NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels to call for new Middle East wars.

Staff (2019-10-25). 2019-10-25: News Headlines. syria.positiveuniverse.com October 18, 2019, show
Blowback: US-armed 'moderate rebels' slaughter Kurds in Syria.
Hezbollah Leader Calls for Protesters to Meet with Government.
Lebanese President Vows to Meet with Protestes to Ease Tensions

RT (2019-10-25). Gabbard announces she won't seek re-election to Congress, says White House run is priority. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) said she will not vie for a seat in Congress for the fifth time, asking voters to support her bid for the Oval Office so she can end the US' "interventionist foreign policy." | In a six-minute video message released on Thursday, Gabbard said she was "grateful" to her constituents in Hawaii's second congressional district for making her their representative since 2012, but noted that she's amassed enough experience as a lawmaker and a soldier to assume the reigns in the White House. … best serve the people of Hawai ªi & our country as President and C…

RT (2019-10-25). Tulsi Gabbard ditches congressional race to focus on presidential — triggering #TulsiStein conspiracy theorists. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has abandoned her race for re-election in Hawaii to focus on securing her party's presidential nomination, kicking the 'Russian asset' conspiracy theorizing into high gear. | Gabbard announced on Friday that she would not seek re-election to Congress, declaring she would focus instead on the presidential race. Promising to "end our interventionist foreign policy of being the world's police, toppling dictators and governments we don't like, and redirect our precious resources towards serving the needs of the people here at home," she "humbly" asked her Hawaii consti…

Miko Peled (2019-10-25). A Public Relations Scam: J Street Conference Attracts War Criminals and Zionist Liberals Alike. mintpressnews.com J Street was designed to make Zionists, particularly Israeli liberals, feel good about themselves and look good to the outside world without actually having to commit to peace.

Emile Schepers (2019-10-25). Virginia races prove local elections matter. peoplesworld.org PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va.—On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Virginians will vote for all 40 members of the state Senate and all 100 members of the lower house of the General Assembly, the House of Delegates. This legislative election has been seen as having national importance. The current Republican majority in both houses is razor thin. If …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-25). US Reoccupation of Northern Syria? Turkish Aggression Halted? globalresearch.ca Time and again, things aren't as they seem, Trump's ordered withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria the latest example — saying one thing, then going another way, going along with his geopolitical team's permanent war agenda. | Commenting on the …

South Front (2019-10-25). Video: How Russian-Turkish 'Safe Zone' Deal Shapes Course of Syrian Conflict. globalresearch.ca The military crisis in northeastern Syria started by the Turkish military offensive on Kurdish militias amid the US troops withdrawal deflated. | On October 23, Turkey, Russia and Syria started implementing the 'safe zone' agreement reached by Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

Courage Foundation (2019-10-25). 'Unacceptable Practices' in the OPCW's Investigation of the Alleged Chemical Attack in Douma, Syria on April 7th 2018. globalresearch.ca The Courage Foundation convened a panel of concerned individuals from the fields of disarmament, international law, journalism, military operations, medicine and intelligence in Brussels on October 15th. The panel met with a member of the investigation team from …

Telesur (2019-10-25). Iraq Takes International Legal Action to Kick Unauthorized US Forces Out. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Aaron Maté (2019-10-25). Blowback: US-armed 'moderate rebels' slaughter Kurds in Syria. thegrayzone.com Amid outrage over Turkey's atrocities against Kurdish civilians northern Syria, Max Blumenthal discusses how some of the Syrian militias committing…

WSWS (2019-10-25). NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels to call for new Middle East wars. wsws.org NATO officials began a two-day summit yesterday in Brussels, calling for new military escalation in the Middle East after the debacle of their eight-year war in Syria.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-25). Trump To Send Possibly Thousands Of Troops & Tanks To "Secure Syria's Oil" & Iraq Goes To UN Over US. 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 (10/24/19). 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 (2019-10-25). Violence Erupts in Northeast Syria After Trump Touts "Ceasefire" truthout.org Violence continued in the Rojava autonomous region in northeast Syria on Thursday, shortly after President Trump pledged that a ceasefire announced by Turkey would likely be "permanent." Russian warplanes raided rural areas while clashes erupted between various factions as Turkish-led forces appeared to push beyond the so-called "safe zone" patrolled by Turkey and Russia near the Turkey-Syria border, according to reports and observers on the ground. | "It doesn't feel like things are cleared up and done wi…

Joseph Fitsanakis (2019-10-25). US Special Forces' Secrets Fall into Hands of Russians as Kurds Side with Syria. globalresearch.ca American defence officials with knowledge of Special Operations Forces activities in Syria are concerned that their secrets may fall into the hands of the Russians, as the Kurds switch their allegiance to the Moscow-backed Syrian government. | IntelNews reports that members …

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-10-25). Study Group "A New Phase in the Syrian War" indybay.org A'Roma Roasters Coffee, 95 5th St., Santa Rosa…

Sarah Abed (2019-10-25). Clashes in Northeastern Syria Put Turkish-Russian Memorandum at Risk. globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, exactly two weeks after Ankara launched its cross border military operation "Operation Peace Spring", in northern Syria east of the Euphrates River, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Sochi for …

Priti Gulati Cox (2019-10-25). Patterns of Occupied Palestine: Part 3 of Uncountable. counterpunch.org Two things in America create "bipartisanship": support for Israel's apartheid regime and support for endless US war and intervention around the world. — Ali Abunimah, October 16. It's September-October and I'm sitting at my Sidewalk Museum of Congress (SMoC) studio outside Kansas' 1st District Rep. Roger Marshall's office embroidering portraits of the Palestinian al-Farra family, More

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-10-25). Libra and Calibra, Facebook's Cryptocurrency Project: Mark Zuckerberg Appears Before US Congress. globalresearch.ca It was never going to be pretty. The Facebook CEO knew in appearing before the House Financial Services Committee to answer questions on the company's proposed cryptocurrency that a few sizeable bumps would appear. As it turned out, much of …

James Haslam (2019-10-25). Can the Next President Deliver a New Social Contract for Our Survival? commondreams.org Activist outside the Congress demanding a vote to pass ' The Green New Deal'. The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday afternoon at 4: 00 PM to begin debate on a sweeping resolution to combat climate change, the Green New Deal, which was introduced by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey. Washington, D.C. March 26, 2019. (Photo: Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-25). AOC Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg on Lies in Political Ads. truthout.org This week, as Mark Zuckerberg says that politicians should be allowed to lie on Facebook, the social media giant's CEO was grilled for more than five hours by lawmakers on Capitol Hill on the company's policy of allowing politicians to lie in political advertisements, as well as its role in facilitating election interference and housing discrimination. We play highlights from New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ohio Congressmember Joyce Beatty, who asked Zuckerberg about Facebook's record on civil…

Staff (2019-10-25). Seven Peace Activists Found Guilty of "Conspiracy" for Anti-Nuclear Protest. truthout.org In Georgia, a federal grand jury on Thursday found seven Catholic peace activists guilty on three felony counts and a misdemeanor charge for breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on April 4, 2018. The activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, entered the base armed with hammers, crime scene tape, baby bottles containing their own blood, and an indictment charging the U.S. government with crimes against peace. The base is home to at least six nuclear ballistic missile submarines, ea…

Dr. Kiyul Chung (2019-10-25). 2019 Global Peace Forum on Korea — "Making Connections: Global Challenges, Korea, and Peaceful Coexistence" globalresearch.ca On September 28, 2019 Global Peace Forum on Korea (2019 GPFK), initially proposed by a nonprofit, educational organization, (21cir), was held throughout the day at Italian Academy of Columbia University in New York City …

United Nations (2019-10-25). Central African Republic: 'Transform dreams of peace into reality': mission chief tells Security Council. news.un.org Updating the Security Council on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, the head of the UN Mission in the country, MINUSCA, called on the country's friends and partners, including the Council, to "transform the dreams of peace, prosperity and development of millions of Central Africans into a lasting reality".

commondreams (2019-10-25). Senate Democrats Release Clean Cars for America plan. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Ed Sykes (2019-10-25). New Brexit survey shows why we need to make Corbyn prime minister as soon as possible. thecanary.co A new academic survey suggests there are deep divides in Great Britain over Brexit which make many voters think some level of violence against MPs may be a "price worth paying" to get their way. The report, from researchers at Cardiff University and the University of Edinburgh, apparently found such feelings on both Leave and Remain sides of the debate.In this environment, it seems more important than ever that we put a peacemaker in Downing Street. And Jeremy Corbyn is the person who best fits that bill.Worrying statistics: The survey's co-director, Prof Richard Wyn Jones, said he was "genuinely shocked"

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-25). 'New War for Oil?': Pentagon Chief Confirms US to 'Strengthen' Military Presence Near Syria Oil Fields. commondreams.org Capping off a week of widely criticized comments from members of the Trump administration about emerging White House plans to use U.S. troops to control oil fields in northeastern Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed Friday that the Pentagon is working to "strengthen" U.S. military presence in the region. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-25). House Dems Take Aim at 'Trust Fund Babies' With Estate Tax Designed to Combat Obscene Wealth Inequality. commondreams.org California Congressman Jimmy Gomez on Friday introduced legislation in the Democrat-controlled U.S. House that aims to address "our country's rapidly increasing wealth inequality by strengthening the estate tax and ensuring the wealthiest among us pay their fair share." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-25). Hundreds of Thousands Expected to Join 'Historic Nationwide Mobilization' on Eve of Trump Impeachment Vote. commondreams.org "The night before the House of Representatives takes a historic vote to impeach Trump," progressive groups said of the anticipated action, "we'll head to every congressional office and public square to declare that nobody is above the law." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-10-25). Rashida Tlaib to Mark Zuckerberg: Why Haven't You Stopped Hate Groups From Organizing on Facebook? democracynow.org We feature more highlights from the five-hour grilling of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week on Capitol Hill, where Michigan Congressmember Rashida Tlaib said she feared that far-right hate groups were using Facebook event pages to incite violence against Muslims and other minorities — including death threats directed at her office. Tlaib asked to be seen not only as a Congresswoman, but also as "a mother that is raising two Muslim boys in this pretty dark time in our world." Meanwhile, California Congressmember Katie Porter pinned Zuckerberg down on Facebook's privacy policies. "You are arguing in fede…

Staff (2019-10-25). "You Won't Take Down Lies or You Will?": AOC Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg on Lies in Political Ads. democracynow.org This week, as Facebook said it will not fact check political ads or hold politicians to its usual content standards, the social media giant's CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled for more than five hours by lawmakers on Capitol Hill on the company's policy of allowing politicians to lie in political advertisements, as well as its role in facilitating election interference and housing discrimination. We play highlights from New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ohio Congressmember Joyce Beatty, who asked Zuckerberg about Facebook's record on civil rights, which she called "appalling and disgusting." Bea…

Staff (2019-10-25). Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Found Found Guilty of Conspiracy at Naval Base Housing Nuclear Arsenal. democracynow.org In Georgia, a federal grand jury on Thursday found seven Catholic peace activists guilty on three felony counts and a misdemeanor charge for breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on April 4, 2018. The activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, entered the base armed with hammers, crime scene tape, baby bottles containing their own blood, and an indictment charging the U.S. government with crimes against peace. The base is home to at least six nuclear ballistic missile submarines, each of which carries 20 Trident thermonuclear weapons. The activists said they were following the prophet Isaiah's com…

Staff (2019-10-25). Headlines for October 25, 2019. democracynow.org Trump's Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe into Origins of Mueller Investigation, Trump Planning to Send Troops and Tanks to Eastern Syrian Oil Fields, U.N. to Probe Human Rights Abuses in Chile Amid Mass Protests, Ecuador's Indigenous Leaders Halt Talks with President Over Austerity Protests, Bolivia's Evo Morales Declares Election Victory as Opponents Cry Foul, Thousands March in Guinea to Oppose President's Bid for Third Term, Baltimore Congressmember Elijah Cummings Lies in State at U.S. Capitol, Joe Biden's Campaign Reverses Opposition to Super PACs, Protesters Demand New Jersey Offer Driver's Licenses…

Rob Urie (2019-10-25). The DNC Versus Democracy. counterpunch.org With Bernie Sanders the people's choice for winner of the Democratic primary in terms of political organizing and campaign contributions, the powers-that-be in the DNC are putting out a call for establishment figures like Hillary Clinton or Michael Bloomberg to join the race. Not being 'reported' by the establishment press is that these same kingmakers 1) weighted the Democrat's choice against Mr. Sander's and towards Ms. Clinton in 2016 and lost and 2) chose Joe Biden as their 'heavyweight' candidate for 2020. More

Juan Cole (2019-10-25). New War for Oil? Trump to Occupy Oil-Rich Syrian Province with Tank Corps, Asks for Kurdish Displacement There. commondreams.org Trump goes back and forth between dismissing Syria as an unimportant desert and playing up its small oil reserves. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

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. 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

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.

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 …

Akela Lacy (2019-10-24). House Democrat to Mark Zuckerberg: Does Facebook Rent Blocks of Rooms in Trump's Hotel and Not Use Them? theintercept.com Rep. Madeleine Dean asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg whether his company had tried to curry favor with Donald Trump by doing business at his hotel.

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.

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

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 …

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 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…

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…

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 …

United Nations (2019-10-24). Security Council: UN welcomes efforts to de-escalate crisis in northeast Syria. news.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.

2019-10-25: Social Media Postees

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Gabbard announces she won't seek re-election to Congress, says White House run is priority
rt.com | 2019-10-25
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) said she will not vie for a seat in Congress for the fifth time, asking voters to support her bid for the Oval Office so she can end the US' "interventionist foreign policy." | In a six-minute video message released on Thursday, Gabbard said she was "grateful" to her constituents in Hawaii's second congressional district for making her their representative since 2012, but noted that she's amassed enough experience as a lawmaker and a soldier to assume the reigns in the White House. | … best serve the people of Hawai ªi & our country as President and C…
rt.com/usa/471789-gabbard-reelection-con…

Tulsi Gabbard ditches congressional race to focus on presidential — triggering #TulsiStein conspiracy theorists
rt.com | 2019-10-25
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has abandoned her race for re-election in Hawaii to focus on securing her party's presidential nomination, kicking the 'Russian asset' conspiracy theorizing into high gear. | Gabbard announced on Friday that she would not seek re-election to Congress, declaring she would focus instead on the presidential race. Promising to "end our interventionist foreign policy of being the world's police, toppling dictators and governments we don't like, and redirect our precious resources towards serving the needs of the people here at home," she "humbly" asked her Hawaii consti…
rt.com/usa/471865-tulsi-gabbard-presiden…

NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels to call for new Middle East wars
wsws.org | 2019-10-25
NATO officials began a two-day summit yesterday in Brussels, calling for new military escalation in the Middle East after the debacle of their eight-year war in Syria.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/25/nato…

Trump To Send Possibly Thousands Of Troops & Tanks To "Secure Syria's Oil" & Iraq Goes To UN Over US
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-25
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 (10/24/19). 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…

2019-10-25: News Headlines
Staff | syria.positiveuniverse.com | 2019-10-25
• October 18, 2019, show | • Blowback: US-armed 'moderate rebels' slaughter Kurds in Syria. | • Hezbollah Leader Calls for Protesters to Meet with Government. | • Lebanese President Vows to Meet with Protestes to Ease Tensions…
syria.positiveuniverse.com/2019/10/25/20…

Violence Erupts in Northeast Syria After Trump Touts "Ceasefire"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-25
Violence continued in the Rojava autonomous region in northeast Syria on Thursday, shortly after President Trump pledged that a ceasefire announced by Turkey would likely be "permanent." Russian warplanes raided rural areas while clashes erupted between various factions as Turkish-led forces appeared to push beyond the so-called "safe zone" patrolled by Turkey and Russia near the Turkey-Syria border, according to reports and observers on the ground. | "It doesn't feel like things are cleared up and done wi…
truthout.org/articles/violence-erupts-in…

Esper: U.S. Troops, Armored Vehicles Going to Syria Oil Fields
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-25
BRUSSELS — The U.S. will send armored reinforcements into eastern Syria to bolster defenses against a potential move by Islamic State militants on oil fields controlled by U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday. | Esper described the added force as "mechanized," which would likely means it will include tanks and other combat vehicles such as Bradley armored infantry carriers. This would introduce a new dimension to the U.S. military presence, wh…
truthdig.com/articles/esper-u-s-troops-a…

New War for Oil? Trump to Occupy Oil-Rich Syrian Province with Tank Corps, Asks for Kurdish Displacement There
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-10-25
Trump goes back and forth between dismissing Syria as an unimportant desert and playing up its small oil reserves. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/25/new-wa…

Blowback: US-armed 'moderate rebels' slaughter Kurds in Syria
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-25
Amid outrage over Turkey's atrocities against Kurdish civilians northern Syria, Max Blumenthal discusses how some of the Syrian militias committing…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/25/blowback-us-a…

US Special Forces' Secrets Fall into Hands of Russians as Kurds Side with Syria
Joseph Fitsanakis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-25
American defence officials with knowledge of Special Operations Forces activities in Syria are concerned that their secrets may fall into the hands of the Russians, as the Kurds switch their allegiance to the Moscow-backed Syrian government. | IntelNews reports that members …
globalresearch.ca/consequences-us-special-forces-secrets-fall-russians-kurds-side-syria/5693046

New War for Oil? Trump to Occupy Oil-Rich Syrian Province with Tank Corps, Asks for Kurdish Displacement There
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-10-25
Trump goes back and forth between dismissing Syria as an unimportant desert and playing up its small oil reserves. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/25/new-wa…

'Unacceptable Practices' in the OPCW's Investigation of the Alleged Chemical Attack in Douma, Syria on April 7th 2018
Courage Foundation | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-25
The Courage Foundation convened a panel of concerned individuals from the fields of disarmament, international law, journalism, military operations, medicine and intelligence in Brussels on October 15th. The panel met with a member of the investigation team from …
globalresearch.ca/panel-criticizes-unacceptable-practices-opcw-investigation-alleged-chemical-attack-douma-syria/5693025

Video: How Russian-Turkish 'Safe Zone' Deal Shapes Course of Syrian Conflict
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-25
The military crisis in northeastern Syria started by the Turkish military offensive on Kurdish militias amid the US troops withdrawal deflated. | On October 23, Turkey, Russia and Syria started implementing the 'safe zone' agreement reached by Turkish President Recep Tayyip …
globalresearch.ca/video-how-russian-turkish-safe-zone-deal-shapes-course-syrian-conflict/5693012

2019-10-25: News Headlines
Staff | syria.positiveuniverse.com | 2019-10-25
• October 18, 2019, show | • Blowback: US-armed 'moderate rebels' slaughter Kurds in Syria. | • Hezbollah Leader Calls for Protesters to Meet with Government. | • Lebanese President Vows to Meet with Protestes to Ease Tensions…
syria.positiveuniverse.com/2019/10/25/20…

Iraq Takes International Legal Action to Kick Unauthorized US Forces Out
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-25
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 …
globalresearch.ca/iraq-takes-international-legal-action-kick-unauthorized-us-forces-out/5693051

US Reoccupation of Northern Syria? Turkish Aggression Halted?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-25
Time and again, things aren't as they seem, Trump's ordered withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria the latest example — saying one thing, then going another way, going along with his geopolitical team's permanent war agenda. | Commenting on the …
globalresearch.ca/us-reoccupation-northern-syria-turkish-aggression-halted/5693041

2019-10-25: News Headlines
Staff | syria.positiveuniverse.com | 2019-10-25
• Blowback: US-armed 'moderate rebels' slaughter Kurds in Syria. | • Study Group "A New Phase in the Syrian War" | • From Chile to Lebanon: Working class offensive sweeps the globe. | • NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels to call for new Middle East wars.
syria.positiveuniverse.com/2019/10/25/20…

Clashes in Northeastern Syria Put Turkish-Russian Memorandum at Risk
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-25
On Tuesday, exactly two weeks after Ankara launched its cross border military operation "Operation Peace Spring", in northern Syria east of the Euphrates River, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Sochi for …
globalresearch.ca/clashes-northeastern-syria-put-turkish-russian-memorandum-risk/5693063

Study Group "A New Phase in the Syrian War"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-10-25
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Can the Next President Deliver a New Social Contract for Our Survival?
James Haslam | commondreams.org | 2019-10-25
Activist outside the Congress demanding a vote to pass ' The Green New Deal'. The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday afternoon at 4: 00 PM to begin debate on a sweeping resolution to combat climate change, the Green New Deal, which was introduced by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey. Washington, D.C. March 26, 2019. (Photo: Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/25/can-ne…

Libra and Calibra, Facebook's Cryptocurrency Project: Mark Zuckerberg Appears Before US Congress
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-25
It was never going to be pretty. The Facebook CEO knew in appearing before the House Financial Services Committee to answer questions on the company's proposed cryptocurrency that a few sizeable bumps would appear. As it turned out, much of …
globalresearch.ca/libra-and-calibra-facebooks-cryptocurrency-project-mark-zuckerberg-appears-before-us-congress/5693034

AOC Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg on Lies in Political Ads
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-25
This week, as Mark Zuckerberg says that politicians should be allowed to lie on Facebook, the social media giant's CEO was grilled for more than five hours by lawmakers on Capitol Hill on the company's policy of allowing politicians to lie in political advertisements, as well as its role in facilitating election interference and housing discrimination. We play highlights from New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ohio Congressmember Joyce Beatty, who asked Zuckerberg about Facebook's record on civil…
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Can the Next President Deliver a New Social Contract for Our Survival?
James Haslam | commondreams.org | 2019-10-25
Activist outside the Congress demanding a vote to pass ' The Green New Deal'. The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday afternoon at 4: 00 PM to begin debate on a sweeping resolution to combat climate change, the Green New Deal, which was introduced by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey. Washington, D.C. March 26, 2019. (Photo: Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Patterns of Occupied Palestine: Part 3 of Uncountable
Priti Gulati Cox | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-25
Two things in America create "bipartisanship": support for Israel's apartheid regime and support for endless US war and intervention around the world. — Ali Abunimah, October 16. It's September-October and I'm sitting at my Sidewalk Museum of Congress (SMoC) studio outside Kansas' 1st District Rep. Roger Marshall's office embroidering portraits of the Palestinian al-Farra family,…
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The DNC Versus Democracy
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-25
With Bernie Sanders the people's choice for winner of the Democratic primary in terms of political organizing and campaign contributions, the powers-that-be in the DNC are putting out a call for establishment figures like Hillary Clinton or Michael Bloomberg to join the race. Not being 'reported' by the establishment press is that these same kingmakers 1) weighted the Democrat's choice against Mr. Sander's and towards Ms. Clinton in 2016 and lost and 2) chose Joe Biden as their 'heavyweight' candidate for 2020.
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2019 Global Peace Forum on Korea — "Making Connections: Global Challenges, Korea, and Peaceful Coexistence"
Dr. Kiyul Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-25
On September 28, 2019 Global Peace Forum on Korea (2019 GPFK), initially proposed by a nonprofit, educational organization, (21cir), was held throughout the day at Italian Academy of Columbia University in New York City …
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Central African Republic: 'Transform dreams of peace into reality': mission chief tells Security Council
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-10-25
Updating the Security Council on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, the head of the UN Mission in the country, MINUSCA, called on the country's friends and partners, including the Council, to "transform the dreams of peace, prosperity and development of millions of Central Africans into a lasting reality".
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Seven Peace Activists Found Guilty of "Conspiracy" for Anti-Nuclear Protest
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-25
In Georgia, a federal grand jury on Thursday found seven Catholic peace activists guilty on three felony counts and a misdemeanor charge for breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on April 4, 2018. The activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, entered the base armed with hammers, crime scene tape, baby bottles containing their own blood, and an indictment charging the U.S. government with crimes against peace. The base is home to at least six nuclear ballistic missile submarines, ea…
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A Public Relations Scam: J Street Conference Attracts War Criminals and Zionist Liberals Alike
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-25
J Street was designed to make Zionists, particularly Israeli liberals, feel good about themselves and look good to the outside world without actually having to commit to peace.
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Virginia races prove local elections matter
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-25
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va.–On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Virginians will vote for all 40 members of the state Senate and all 100 members of the lower house of the General Assembly, the House of Delegates. This legislative election has been seen as having national importance. The current Republican majority in both houses is razor thin. If …
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Senate Democrats Release Clean Cars for America plan
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New Brexit survey shows why we need to make Corbyn prime minister as soon as possible
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-25
A new academic survey suggests there are deep divides in Great Britain over Brexit which make many voters think some level of violence against MPs may be a "price worth paying" to get their way. The report, from researchers at Cardiff University and the University of Edinburgh, apparently found such feelings on both Leave and Remain sides of the debate.In this environment, it seems more important than ever that we put a peacemaker in Downing Street. And Jeremy Corbyn is the person who best fits that bill.Worrying statistics: The survey's co-director, Prof Richard Wyn Jones, said he was "genuinely shocked"
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'New War for Oil?': Pentagon Chief Confirms US to 'Strengthen' Military Presence Near Syria Oil Fields
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-25
Capping off a week of widely criticized comments from members of the Trump administration about emerging White House plans to use U.S. troops to control oil fields in northeastern Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed Friday that the Pentagon is working to "strengthen" U.S. military presence in the region. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'New War for Oil?': Pentagon Chief Confirms US to 'Strengthen' Military Presence Near Syria Oil Fields
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-25
Capping off a week of widely criticized comments from members of the Trump administration about emerging White House plans to use U.S. troops to control oil fields in northeastern Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed Friday that the Pentagon is working to "strengthen" U.S. military presence in the region. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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House Dems Take Aim at 'Trust Fund Babies' With Estate Tax Designed to Combat Obscene Wealth Inequality
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-25
California Congressman Jimmy Gomez on Friday introduced legislation in the Democrat-controlled U.S. House that aims to address "our country's rapidly increasing wealth inequality by strengthening the estate tax and ensuring the wealthiest among us pay their fair share." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Hundreds of Thousands Expected to Join 'Historic Nationwide Mobilization' on Eve of Trump Impeachment Vote
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-25
"The night before the House of Representatives takes a historic vote to impeach Trump," progressive groups said of the anticipated action, "we'll head to every congressional office and public square to declare that nobody is above the law." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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House Dems Take Aim at 'Trust Fund Babies' With Estate Tax Designed to Combat Obscene Wealth Inequality
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-25
California Congressman Jimmy Gomez on Friday introduced legislation in the Democrat-controlled U.S. House that aims to address "our country's rapidly increasing wealth inequality by strengthening the estate tax and ensuring the wealthiest among us pay their fair share." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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"You Won't Take Down Lies or You Will?": AOC Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg on Lies in Political Ads
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-25
This week, as Facebook said it will not fact check political ads or hold politicians to its usual content standards, the social media giant's CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled for more than five hours by lawmakers on Capitol Hill on the company's policy of allowing politicians to lie in political advertisements, as well as its role in facilitating election interference and housing discrimination. We play highlights from New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ohio Congressmember Joyce Beatty, who asked Zuckerberg about Facebook's record on civil rights, which she called "appalling and disgusting." Bea…
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Rashida Tlaib to Mark Zuckerberg: Why Haven't You Stopped Hate Groups From Organizing on Facebook?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-25
We feature more highlights from the five-hour grilling of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week on Capitol Hill, where Michigan Congressmember Rashida Tlaib said she feared that far-right hate groups were using Facebook event pages to incite violence against Muslims and other minorities — including death threats directed at her office. Tlaib asked to be seen not only as a Congresswoman, but also as "a mother that is raising two Muslim boys in this pretty dark time in our world." Meanwhile, California Congressmember Katie Porter pinned Zuckerberg down on Facebook's privacy policies. "You are arguing in fede…
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Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Found Found Guilty of Conspiracy at Naval Base Housing Nuclear Arsenal
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-25
In Georgia, a federal grand jury on Thursday found seven Catholic peace activists guilty on three felony counts and a misdemeanor charge for breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on April 4, 2018. The activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, entered the base armed with hammers, crime scene tape, baby bottles containing their own blood, and an indictment charging the U.S. government with crimes against peace. The base is home to at least six nuclear ballistic missile submarines, each of which carries 20 Trident thermonuclear weapons. The activists said they were following the prophet Isaiah's com…
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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 …
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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
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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 …
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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…
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Study Group "A New Phase in the Syrian War"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-10-24
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