2019-10-28: News Headlines

Geoffrey Jacques (2019-10-28). Former Detroit Daily World reporter on the legacy of Rep. John Conyers. peoplesworld.org The last time I saw John Conyers, Jr., who died in Detroit early Sunday at age 90, he was hosting a mass meeting in Detroit, at a historically black and historically progressive church. It was August 2017, just a few months before scandal would force him to retire from Congress. Rep. Conyers, who served Detroit …

Eric A. Gordon (2019-10-28). Reproductive rights in the 116th Congress: A clear partisan divide. peoplesworld.org Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood and on the ability of women to access abortion facilities and even accurate medical advice have captured headlines throughout the country. In one state after another, legislatures have passed restrictive laws that all but eliminate the right to terminate a pregnancy. The landmark Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade …

Staff (2019-10-28). White House Official Defies Impeachment Subpoena, Deepening Standoff. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — A former national security official defied a House subpoena Monday, escalating a standoff between Congress and the White House over who will testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. | Charles Kupperman, who was a deputy to former national security adviser John Bolton, failed to show up for a scheduled closed-door deposition after asking a federal court in Washington to rule on whether he was legally required to appear. In a statement, Kupperman sa…

Morning Star (2019-10-28). Millions march in Chile, force major concessions from right-wing president. peoplesworld.org Chilean President Sebastian Piñera has claimed to have "heard the message" of a march of 1.2 million people against his government on Friday, offering protesters the resignations of all his ministers but not his own. "The march we saw yesterday was a massive and peaceful march. We have all heard the message. We have all …

Peter Bloom (2019-10-28). Forget Russia, The Real Threat to Democracy Are Corporate Assets Like Clinton and Trump. commondreams.org Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) appearing on MSNBC earlier this year. (Photo: MSNBC) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

James Carden (2019-10-28). The Demonization of Dissent. thenation.com The Demonization of Dissent…

Staff (2019-10-28). ISIS Grew Out of US Invasion of Iraq. What Will Happen Next? truthout.org President Trump announced Sunday that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. special forces raid on his compound in northwestern Syria. According to Trump, al-Baghdadi detonated an explosive vest he was wearing, killing himself and three of his children. The raid began early Sunday when eight U.S. military helicopters flew from a base near Erbil, Iraq, to northwestern Syria over airspace controlled by Syria and Russia. Baghdadi had led ISIS since 2010. In 2014, he proclaimed the creation of an Isla…

Ben Norton (2019-10-28). Trump gives $4.5 million to Syria's White Helmets, which partnered with jihadists and joined Turkey's ethnic cleansing. thegrayzone.com While touting his efforts to end US involvement in Syria, Trump approved $4.5 million more for the White Helmets. This…

Ben Norton (2019-10-28). US Troops Are Staying in Syria to 'Keep the Oil' — and Have Already Killed Hundreds Over It. globalresearch.ca Hundreds of American soldiers are remaining in Syria to occupy its oil reserves and block the Syrian government from revenue needed for reconstruction. Trump said openly, "We want to keep the oil." | *** | US President Donald Trump has reassured supporters …

WSWS (2019-10-28). The murder of Baghdadi and Washington's crisis in the Middle East. wsws.org The targeted assassination of the ISIS leader was politically timed to deflect criticism within the US ruling establishment and its military and intelligence apparatus of Trump's Syria policy.

Nauman Sadiq (2019-10-28). Al-Baghadi and the U.S. Special Ops Raid. Hurras al-Din Regrouping of Islamic State in Syria's Idlib? globalresearch.ca According to a New York Times report [1], the surprising information about the Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's whereabouts came following the arrest and interrogation of one of al-Baghdadi's wives and a courier in Iraq this past summer….

Nauman Sadiq (2019-10-28). ISIS Chief Al-Baghdadi Killed on Turkish Border while Fleeing Idlib. globalresearch.ca This article was completed on October 26, 2019. | Islamic State's self-styled Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in a United States Special Ops overnight raid Saturday involving helicopters, warplanes and a ground clash on the Turkey-Syria border while fleeing …

teleSUR (2019-10-28). Bolivian Ruling Party Secures Majority in Chambers of Congress. telesurenglish.net The Movement to Socialism (MAS) secured a majority presence in the Senate and Deputy Chamber of Bolivia, Vice President of the country àÅlvaro García Linera said Monday. | RELATED: | Morales Calls on Opposition Groups To Respect Electoral Result | During a presentation explaining the final results of election day on Oct. 20, the vice president said MAS obtained 21 representatives in the senate while securing 68 lawmakers in the House of Representatives. | The Bolivian se…

WSWS (2019-10-28). Court ruling declares House impeachment inquiry to be legal. wsws.org The ruling by Judge Beryl A. Howell constitutes a rebuttal of the arguments made by the White House and congressional Republicans against the constitutionality of the impeachment inquiry.

Michael Arria (2019-10-28). Rabbinical Association Comes Out in Support of a US Congress Bill that Protects Palestinian Children. globalresearch.ca The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA) has come out in support of a bill that promotes the human rights of Palestinian children and they're calling on congress to pass it. | H.R.2407, the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under …

John Nichols (2019-10-28). John Conyers Carried the Civil Rights Movement Forward. thenation.com John Conyers Carried the Civil Rights Movement Forward…

teleSUR (2019-10-28). Over 100,000 Chileans March Towards Congress. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Chileans marched Sunday towards the country's congress in the latest mobilization in rejection of the policies of the current government led by President Sebastian Piñera. | RELATED: | Support for Chile's Pinera Lowest for President Since Dictator Pinochet Era: poll | The protest included people from the cities of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso, marching towards headquarters of the congress located on Avenida Pedro Montt, in the so-called garden city.

Defending Rights and Dissent (2019-10-28). Report: FBI spying on social movements. nationofchange.org It is well past time for Congress to shine light on exactly what's taking place at the J. Edgar Hoover Building.

teleSUR (2019-10-28). Chileans Call for New Protests Even as Pinera Changes Ministers. telesurenglish.net Despite President Sebastian Pinera cabinet reshuffle Monday morning, Chileans angry at inequality called for more demonstrations this week in the biggest political crisis since the country's return to democracy in 1990. | RELATED: | Over 100,000 Chileans March Towards Congress | President Pinera replaced eight cabinet members Monday including his interior and finance ministers, a house-cleaning aimed at taming the biggest political crisis since Chile's return to democracy in 1990.

teleSUR (2019-10-28). Democrat-led House to Vote on Next Steps for Trump Impeachment. telesurenglish.net Democrats in the United States House of Representatives set a Thursday vote to lay out the next steps for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, even as officials and Republican lawmakers refuse to cooperate. | RELATED: | US Senate Republicans Push Resolution Against Trump Impeachment Process | If the measure is approved on Thrusday it will set the stage for House investigating committees to forward evidence they have collected to the House Judiciary Committee, w…

United Nations (2019-10-28). 'Multi-generational tragedy' in Israel and Palestine demands political will for two-State solution. un.org Pervasive deteriorating facts on the ground in Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "are pushing us every further" from achieving a viable two-State solution, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council on Monday.

WSWS (2019-10-28). German media gripped by war fever. wsws.org It is remarkable how little effort is made by the journalists to conceal their battle cries behind the usual phrases about "peace," "human rights," and "democracy."

Staff (2019-10-28). After 1 Million Flood Streets, Chile's Government Announces Serious Changes. truthout.org Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has announced a major cabinet shuffle after more than one million people flooded the streets Friday in massive peaceful demonstrations over inequality, high cost of living and privatization. The protest drew more than 5% of Chile's population and followed days of widespread civil unrest that sparked a violent police and military crackdown across the country. At least 18 people have been killed and hundreds more have been shot and wounded since protests erupted Oct…

Veteran For Peace, Chapter 101 (2019-10-28). Right a Bell for Peace. indybay.org corner of Fourth and Santa Clara Streets | San Jose, California…

Staff (2019-10-28). Convicted Anti-Nuclear Activists Speak Out: "Pentagon Has Brainwashed People" truthout.org The seven Catholic peace activists who were convicted on October 24 for their symbolic protest against nuclear weapons at the Kings Bay Naval Base are now facing a two-to-three-month wait to hear their prison sentences. They could face more than 20 years in prison. | "Our own lives are uncertain regarding the possible length of prison sentences," defendant Martha Hennessy told Truthout in an exclusive interview. "But we rejoice in the fact that more scrutiny is being directed at the purpose of…

Jason Ditz (2019-10-28). US Boosts Troop Numbers in East Syria to Control Oil. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — With several hundred US troops already planned to stay in Syria to "control the oil," US convoys are sending more troops into Syria Deir Ezzor Province from neighboring Iraq, and reinforcing the areas around the oil fields. Exactly how many troops are there, or how many were sent is not known. President Trump previously classified …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-28). Trump's Stated Plan to Loot Syria's Oil Reserves 'Would Be a War Crime,' Critics Say. commondreams.org While announcing that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed over the weekend, President Donald Trump made explicit the longstanding U.S. military policy of securing oil reserves in the Middle East regardless of the human lives that are lost in the process, a number of critics said Monday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-10-28). A Reminder Following Baghdadi's Death: 'The Terrorists We're Killing Today Are the Terrorists We Created Yesterday'. commondreams.org "Nobody is better than the U.S. at killing terrorists. Nobody is better than the U.S. at creating terrorists." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Global Research News (2019-10-28). Selected Articles: The Death of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

Staff (2019-10-28). The Death of al-Baghdadi: ISIS Grew Out of U.S. Invasion of Iraq. What Will Happen Next? democracynow.org President Trump announced Sunday that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. special forces raid on his compound in northwestern Syria. According to Trump, al-Baghdadi detonated an explosive vest he was wearing, killing himself and three of his children. The raid began early Sunday when eight U.S. military helicopters flew from a base near Erbil, Iraq, to northwestern Syria over airspace controlled by Syria and Russia. Baghdadi had led ISIS since 2010. In 2014, he proclaimed the creation of an Islamic State or caliphate during a speech in Mosul. At its peak, ISIS controlled a large swath of land ac…

Staff (2019-10-28). One Million Take to Streets of Chile in the "Largest Mobilization Since the End of Dictatorship" democracynow.org Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has announced a major cabinet shuffle after more than one million people flooded the streets Friday in massive peaceful demonstrations over inequality, high cost of living and privatization. The protest drew more than 5% of Chile's population and followed days of widespread civil unrest that sparked a violent police and military crackdown across the country. At least 18 people have been killed and hundreds more have been shot and wounded since protests erupted Oct. 19. The protests in Chile began in response to a subway fare hike and have grown into a mass uprising against the g…

Staff (2019-10-28). Headlines for October 28, 2019. democracynow.org ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Reportedly Dies in U.S. Raid in Syria, California Declares State of Emergency over Wildfires, Chile: Over One Million Take to Streets in Protest Against Inequality, Dozens Killed in Iraq Amid Latest Round of Anti-Government Protests, Lebanese Form Human Chain Across Country as Protests Continue, Alberto Fernandez Wins Argentine Election in Defeat for Right-Wing Incumbent, Brexit Deadline Extended Until Jan. 31, Trump Booed, Taunted at World Series Game, Pentagon Hands Microsoft a $10 Billion Contract, Chicago Teachers Strike Continues, While Support Staff Reach Tentative Deal, UAW and Gene…

John Feffer (2019-10-28). The Art of the Backpedal. counterpunch.org In the past, Trump has been forced to scale back on his proposals by the courts (Muslim ban), by Congress (the border wall), by lobbyists (gun control). Through it all, the Republican Party has gone along with varying degrees of enthusiasm ranging from mild toadyism to personality-cult devotion. But Trump's standing within his party after more than two years of see-no-evil and hear-no-evil compliance with the chief is finally begin to slip. More

David Swanson (2019-10-28). What Does the U.S. Public Think of Its Government Arming and Bombing the World? counterpunch.org Data for Progress for quite a while appeared to be yet another U.S. PEP group (Progressive Except for Peace). They were producing useful polling reports on all sorts of topics as if 96% of humanity didn't exist. Foreign policy just couldn't be found. They told me they were just getting around to it. You still More

RT (2019-10-27). World leaders praise al-Baghdadi's death, warn fight not over, #resistance rages at Trump for talking to Russia. rt.com President Donald Trump cheered the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but not everyone was in a celebratory mood. World leaders were cautiously optimistic, while the anti-Trump #resistance raged as usual. | On Sunday morning Trump revealed that the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) mastermind had met his demise the night before, detonating a suicide vest as American special forces entered his compound in northwestern Syria. The self-proclaimed caliph of a genocidal terrorist organization that once reigned over much of Iraq and Syria, Baghdadi's death was greeted with triumph by Trump, and caut…

RT (2019-10-27). ISIS leader al-Baghdadi killed in US raid in Syria, Trump confirms. rt.com US President Donald Trump has announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during a US military raid in northwest Syria, confirming an avalanche of rumors on the terrorist's death. | "Al-Baghdadi has been killed… in a daring nighttime raid," Trump said in a live address from the White House. | "The United States brought the world's No.1 terrorist leader to justice." | The troops involved in the elimination of the terrorist "accomplished the mission in grand style," while the IS leader met his end "crying and screaming" due to being terrified by Americans might, Trump boasted. | He died…

Eric Zuesse (2019-10-27). Tulsi Gabbard's 'Hail-Mary Pass' Against Hillary Clinton Failed? globalresearch.ca For a few days, active Democrats were stunned by — and America's political news-media were focusing heavily upon — this string of tweets from Democratic Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard: | . | . | . | Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the …

Tyler Cullis (2019-10-27). Trump Pours More Misery On Iranians He's Claiming To Support. commondreams.org President Donald Trump is flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while making a statement in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on October 23, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Juan Cole (2019-10-27). Did US Officials Manipulate Trump Into Sending Back Troops From Iraq to Syria "For the Oil"? commondreams.org U.S. soldiers in South Korea train in their Abrams tanks. (Photo: Spc. Christen Best/U.S. Army) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-10-27). Syrian Kurdish Forces Leaving Turkish Border Area. telesurenglish.net The Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said Sunday that they had agreed to withdraw more than 30 kilometers from the Turkish border, an announcement welcomed by Damascus which said Turkey should now end its "aggression" in northeast Syria. | RELATED: | US Earns More Than US$30m Smuggling Syrian Oil: Russia | "The Self-Defense Forces are relocating to new positions far from the Syrian-Turkish border across northeastern Syria in order to stop the bloodshed and protect the inhabit…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-27). Former Rep. John Conyers, Who Served in Congress for 53 Years, Dies at 90. commondreams.org "He never once wavered in fighting for jobs, justice, and peace. We always knew where he stood on issues of equality and civil rights in the fight for the people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eds. (2019-10-26). Globalisation's corroding edifice. mronline.org The World Bank's World Development Report (WDR), published every year since 1978, plays a similar role to that of the state of the union address in the US, in which the president hopes to keep the faith of the Congress and public. | Source

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.

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 …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-26). Russia Has 'Proof' US Is Smuggling Oil In Syria & Did Israel/US Create A Civil War In Lebanon? 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 (10/26/19). 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 …

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.

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 …

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…

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".