Daily Archives: October 26, 2019

2019-10-26: News Headlines

Mehdi Hasan (2019-10-26). Everyone Is Denouncing the Syrian Rebels Now Slaughtering Kurds. But Didn't the U.S. Once Support Some of Them? theintercept.com It's a lazy, cynical rewriting of history to pretend these groups have nothing to do with the U.S., or were never backed by the U.S., in their current form.

Jacob Bacharach (2019-10-26). Hillary Clinton Spoils the Party. truthdig.com In the middle of October, Hillary Clinton managed to perform a minor political miracle. By baselessly speculating that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, was a "favorite of the Russians" and preparing to run as an independent, she revived one of the more quixotic, eccentric and moribund campaigns of this election cycle while spoiling a primary that has proved shockingly substantive for a major party in the United States. | Gabbard "clapped back," tweeting that Hillary was "the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party." The congresswoman then p…

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-10-26). Trump's Antiwar Speech Deserved a Better Reception. truthdig.com There were parts of President Trump's latest speech on Syria, which, if read without the sound of The Donald's gruff, bombastic voice, sounded a whole lot like Bernie Sanders might've delivered it. | That's right, sandwiched between Trump's standard braggadocio about how he single-handedly secured "a better future for Syria and for the Middle East," and his cynical pivot to decry his opponents' supposed desire to accept "unlimited migration from war-torn regions" across the U.S. border, was one of the s…

WSWS (2019-10-26). Trump shifts from ending "forever wars" to sending tanks into Syria's oil fields. wsws.org While pitched as a defense against ISIS, the proposed occupation of the oil fields is aimed at denying vital resources to Syria's government.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-26). More Troops/Tanks To Syria Confirmed, OPCW Whistleblower, Barr's PreCrime & Mossad Clinton Blackmail. 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 (10/25/19). 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 …

Veteran For Peace, Chapter 101 (2019-10-26). Right a Bell for Peace. indybay.org corner of Fourth and Santa Clara Streets | San Jose, California…

Jake Johnson (2019-10-26). Hundreds of thousands expected to join 'historic nationwide mobilization' on eve of Trump impeachment vote. nationofchange.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."

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…

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…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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…

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 …

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.

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 …

United Nations (2019-10-25). Central African Republic: 'Transform dreams of peace into reality': mission chief tells Security Council. 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".

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. 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…

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). 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). 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). "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). 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). 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

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…

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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"

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). US Senate Republicans Push Resolution Against Trump Impeachment. telesurenglish.net United States Republicans Thursday pressed their campaign to discredit the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, with an ally of the president introducing a U.S. Senate resolution calling the procedures used by House of Representatives Democrats unfair. | RELATED: | Unruly Bunch: US Republican Lawmakers Disrupt Trump Impeachment Inquiry | Forty-four of the 53 Republicans in the 100-seat Senate have signed on to the resolution, which urges the House to hold a formal vot…

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 $…

2019-10-26: Social Media Postees

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Hillary Clinton Spoils the Party
Jacob Bacharach | truthdig.com | 2019-10-26
In the middle of October, Hillary Clinton managed to perform a minor political miracle. By baselessly speculating that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, was a "favorite of the Russians" and preparing to run as an independent, she revived one of the more quixotic, eccentric and moribund campaigns of this election cycle while spoiling a primary that has proved shockingly substantive for a major party in the United States. | Gabbard "clapped back," tweeting that Hillary was "the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party." The congresswoman then p…
truthdig.com/articles/hillary-clinton-sp…

Everyone Is Denouncing the Syrian Rebels Now Slaughtering Kurds. But Didn't the U.S. Once Support Some of Them?
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-10-26
It's a lazy, cynical rewriting of history to pretend these groups have nothing to do with the U.S., or were never backed by the U.S., in their current form.
theintercept.com/2019/10/26/syrian-rebel…

Trump's Antiwar Speech Deserved a Better Reception
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-10-26
There were parts of President Trump's latest speech on Syria, which, if read without the sound of The Donald's gruff, bombastic voice, sounded a whole lot like Bernie Sanders might've delivered it. | That's right, sandwiched between Trump's standard braggadocio about how he single-handedly secured "a better future for Syria and for the Middle East," and his cynical pivot to decry his opponents' supposed desire to accept "unlimited migration from war-torn regions" across the U.S. border, was one of the s…
truthdig.com/articles/trumps-antiwar-spe…

Trump shifts from ending "forever wars" to sending tanks into Syria's oil fields
wsws.org | 2019-10-26
While pitched as a defense against ISIS, the proposed occupation of the oil fields is aimed at denying vital resources to Syria's government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/26/syri…

More Troops/Tanks To Syria Confirmed, OPCW Whistleblower, Barr's PreCrime & Mossad Clinton Blackmail
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-26
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 (10/25/19). 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…

Right a Bell for Peace
Veteran For Peace, Chapter 101 | indybay.org | 2019-10-26
corner of Fourth and Santa Clara Streets | San Jose, California…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/25/1882760…

Hundreds of thousands expected to join 'historic nationwide mobilization' on eve of Trump impeachment vote
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-26
"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."
nationofchange.org/2019/10/26/hundreds-o…

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…

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…

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

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…

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

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

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…

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

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.
counterpunch.org/2019/10/25/the-dnc-vers…

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…
truthout.org/video/seven-peace-activists…

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.
mintpressnews.com/j-street-conference-at…

Central African Republic: 'Transform dreams of peace into reality': mission chief tells Security Council
United Nations | 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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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 …
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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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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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Senate Democrats Release Clean Cars for America plan
commondreams.org | 2019-10-25
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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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…
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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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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…
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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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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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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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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…
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'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.
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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…
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#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"
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House Democrat to Mark Zuckerberg: Does Facebook Rent Blocks of Rooms in Trump's Hotel and Not Use Them?
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-10-24
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.
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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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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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US Senate Republicans Push Resolution Against Trump Impeachment
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-24
United States Republicans Thursday pressed their campaign to discredit the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, with an ally of the president introducing a U.S. Senate resolution calling the procedures used by House of Representatives Democrats unfair. | RELATED: | Unruly Bunch: US Republican Lawmakers Disrupt Trump Impeachment Inquiry | Forty-four of the 53 Republicans in the 100-seat Senate have signed on to the resolution, which urges the House to hold a formal vot…
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Don't Count the Senate Out on Impeachment
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-10-24
Don't Count the Senate Out on Impeachment…
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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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