2019-10-31: Social Media Postees

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Washington threatens to fight Syria and Russia for oil
wsws.org | 2019-10-31
The restatement of US objectives in seizing Syria's oil fields came amid border clashes between Turkish and Syrian troops.
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Yemen Runs Out of Fuel and Last Hospitals Close
Randi Nord | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
While the mainstream media focuses on condemning President Trump for pulling US troops out of Syria, Yemen faces a national health crisis. The last functioning hospitals across multiple major cities in Yemen will shut their doors and stop providing services …
globalresearch.ca/yemen-runs-out-fuel-last-hospitals-close/5693530

Baghdadi Had No Real Answer for the Crumbling of His Caliphate
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
The Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, notably in Syria, presented Baghdadi and ISI with an opportunity for swift expansion as the Syrian government lost control of large parts of the country. Al-Baghdadi sent seasoned militants and fighters, money and weapons to establish Jabhat al-Nusra as the leading rebel organisation, though its dependence on ISI was at first kept secret.
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Self-Determination for Syria! U.S. Out Now!
Jeff Mackler | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
A furious bi-partisan warmongering outburst of opposition met President Trump's mid-October announcement that U.S. troops were being withdrawn from Northeastern Syria. Engineered by the Democrats, and joined by the top spokespersons of the twin parties of war, racism and environmental destruction, they denounced Trump and passed an instant congressional resolution demanding that the estimated 1,000…
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Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2019-10-31
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Video: Turkish-backed Forces Shell Russian Military Police in Northeastern Syria. US Says "We are not Going to Abandon (Our) Oil Fields"
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
On October 29, a patrol of the Russian Military Police came under a mortar fire near the border village of Darbasiyah. The village is located just east of the Turkish-controlled town of Ras al-Ayn. The Russians were there to discuss …
globalresearch.ca/video-turkish-backed-forces-shell-russian-military-police-northeastern-syria/5693542

Syrian Woman to Ivanka: "How Shameless, You Are Proud Your Father Murders Us"
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
This article was originally published in 2017. | Ivanka Trump on Twitter, how shameless you are to be proud of your father's murderous bombings of Syria. Are you both afraid because Syria is protecting Syrians from foreign terrorists armed and funded …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-woman-ivanka-how-shameless-proud-father-murders/5693624

Why Those "Endless Wars" Must Never End
Andrew Bacevich | commondreams.org | 2019-10-31
Donald Trump's declared intention to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria as a preliminary step toward reducing our regional military presence has elicited bipartisan condemnation expressed in the strongest terms. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Syria's groundbreaking constitutional talks: 'a clear success of mediation' says Guterres in Turkey
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-31
Mediation is "one of our most important tools to reduce and end conflict", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the sixth Istanbul Mediation Conference, in the Turkish capital on Thursday.
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An Open Letter to Donald Trump: You Are Putting the World at Grave Risk
César Chelala | commondreams.org | 2019-10-31
What is rarely considered is that most of those immigrants and their children come from countries where the U.S. has supported their most murderous regimes and actively destroyed their democratic forms of government. (Photo: Syrian refugees/ Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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ISIS Announces Al-Baghdadi's Death and New Leader
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-31
The Islamic State militant group confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by U.S. forces in northwestern Syria and it vowed revenge against the United States. | RELATED: | Trump Says Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Dead in US Forces Raid | Baghdadi, an Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, died during the swoop by U.S. special forces, President Donald Trump…
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Convicted Anti-Nuclear Activists Speak Out: "Pentagon Has Brainwashed People"
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-31
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 …
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Senate Republicans: Stuck between a rock and a hard place
Michael Payne | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-31
In a relatively short period of time, we Americans will be watching as a monumental event in this nation's history takes place.
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The Boeing crashes and the criminalization of American capitalism
wsws.org | 2019-10-31
At House and Senate hearings this week, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg acknowledged that he knew of the dangers of the 737 Max 8, yet not a single congressman or senator suggested that he should be criminally prosecuted.
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Keeping the Peace Is Far More Complicated Than Waging War
Robert C. Koehler | commondreams.org | 2019-10-31
Compassion, policing—these words don't go together! (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Colombia: Indigenous Peoples Call For New National Mobilization
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-31
The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) called on citizens to join the national mobilization that will take place on November 8 in defense of the 2016 Peace Agreement. | RELATED: | Colombian Indigenous Group Laments Murder of 5 Leaders | "We call on all Colombian society to stand up in defense of life, rights and territories," ONIC senior ad…
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From California to El Salvador, Climate-Driven Displacement Is on the Rise
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-31
As part of the push for a Green New Deal, Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced legislation to support international refugees displaced by environmental disasters and climate disruption, and are continuing to challenge the Trump administration's immigration crackdown and ongoing quest to unravel what little progress the government has made on climate. | The bills would create a "global resilience…
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Panama: Over 40 Arrested in Rally Against Constitutional Reform
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-31
At least 46 citizens and 6 minors were arrested in Panama City on Wednesday as a result of protests against constitutional reforms, which would see Congress able to change the national budget and oversee investigations of judges and prosecutors. | RELATED: | Panama Asks for Help to Halt Destruction of Forests | Although citizens have been demonstrating since last week, Wednesday's protests were the most intense so far. | As a result of homophobic statements made by lawmaker Jairo Salazar…
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Congress approves 'impeachment' resolution authorizing Schiff's secret probe of Trump
rt.com | 2019-10-31
The US House of Representatives has approved a resolution authorizing the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, despite Republican opposition arguing that the "Soviet-style" bill lacks transparency and due process. | The 232-196 vote ended up being almost entirely along party lines, with only two Democrats voting against and no Republicans voting for the resolution. | The White House has reacted to the outcome with a statement saying that "with today's vote, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats have done nothing more than enshrine unacceptable violations of due process into House rules," adding that the "un…
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Impeachment Just Got Real
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-31
Impeachment Just Got Real…
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Bernie, Liz, and Rosa
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-31
"Bernard Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are from different parties but agreed on 93 percent of votes in the 115th Congress (2017-18). It is unusual for two members of different parties to agree on so many votes. Out of 583 votes in the 115th Congress, they agreed on 543 votes, including 40 major votes." –ProPublica The…
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Solidarity with Rojava continues to grow
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-31
international solidarity Fred FuentesIssue 1243 Australia RojavaOctober 31, 2019More trade unions have come out in opposition to Turkey's invasion of the Kurdish majority, northern region of Syria, commonly known as Rojava. | The Construction, Forestry, Mining and…
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'If These Miners Were Bankers, Congress Would Have Bailed Them Out Already,' Says Sanders as Bankrupt Murray Coal Threatens Pensions
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-31
"My Green New Deal will protect the pensions workers were promised and provide a just transition for all fossil fuel workers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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There's more to Turkey's invasion of northern Syria than the media's reporting
Celal Cahit Agar | thecanary.co | 2019-10-30
Dr Celal Cahit Agar is a lecturer at St Andrews University, School of Management. This article was co-authored with Steffen Bà∂hm, professor in organisation studies at the University of Exeter Business School. | Turkey's recent invasion of northern Syria — i.e. " Operation Peace Spring" — sought to displace largely Kurdish communities and establish what Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan calls a 2…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/10/30/theres-more-to-turkeys-invasion-of-northern-syria-than-the-medias-reporting/

Syrian Constitutional Committee Meets for the 1st Time
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-30
For the first time and after eight and a half years of civil war, officials from the Syrian government, members from the opposition parties and civil society gathered Wednesday for the inaugural of a United Nations-backed committee which will have the charge to pave the way for reconciliation and to review the country's constitution before it is submitted to the vote of the Syrian people. | RELATED: | US House of Reps Votes to Recognize Armenian Genocide | The delegations representing…
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'Historic' new Syria talks should focus on relief for war-weary civilians, says UN negotiator
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-30
Work on drafting a new foundational text for war-torn Syria officially began at the UN in Geneva on Wednesday with representatives from the Syrian Government and opposition sitting face to face and preparing to discuss the country's future for the first time in the nearly nine-year conflict.
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Syria: The Launch of a Constitutional Committee a Sign of Hope for Syrian People
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-30
29 October 2019 Peter Koenig Transcript of a PressTV Interview following a live press Conference by the Foreign Ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey at the UN Geneva, Switzerland Background GENEVA, October 28 (Xinhua) — The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, said here on Monday that the Constitutional Committee's launch should be a …
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From 'strength to strength' UN-African Union security partnership growing, Security Council hears
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-30
The Security Council highlighted the growing partnership on matters of peace and security between the United Nations and African Union (AU) on Wednesday amidst calls to bolster overall effectiveness.
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Rep. John Conyers: 53 years fighting for peace, justice, equality
Tim Wheeler | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-30
WASHINGTON–I covered Rep. John Conyers, D., Mich., for the entire 25 years I was the Washington correspondent for the Daily World and People's Daily World. He was always in the front lines of whatever struggle was at the top of the people's agenda. Yet often, he introduced legislation years before the issue became a burning …
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At This Year's J Street Conference, "Progressive" Pols Bow to Israel While Preaching Peace
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-30
Progressive politicians like Bernie Sanders should be credited for finally offering solutions to decades-old Israeli Human rights violations, but those solutions are often little more than talking points designed to placate their base and appease Israel.
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1st International Indigenous Congress Kicks Off in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-30
The 1st International Congress of Native Peoples has begun Tuesday in Venezuela and will last until Thursday, as part of the strategic actions that were outlined during the 25th Forum of Sao Paolo last month. | RELATED: | Venezuela Boosts Ties of Brotherhood With US Indigenous People | One of the focus will be the creation of an international movement of native peoples, along with a collective agenda for the fight against foreign intervention, extractivism, and for the rights o…
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Bolivian Gov't Says OAS Audit of Elections Begins Oct. 31
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-30
The Organization of American States (OAS) audit of the electoral process in Bolivia is scheduled to begin this Thursday and its result will be binding, the Bolivian government announced Wednesday. | RELATED: | Bolivian Ruling Party Secures Majority in Chambers of Congress | Bolivian Foreign Minister Diego Pary explained to the media in La Paz that during this day the signing of the agreement between the government of the country and the OAS is planned, electronically, so that t…
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Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found "Fixing" Its Own Findings on Syria
Alan Macleod | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-29
New evidence leaked from whistleblowers suggests the OCPW suppressed evidence and testimony that contradicted the U.S. narrative in Syria.

Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found “Fixing” Its Own Findings on Syria

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Slow progress on women and peace, rights in Kashmir, Venezuela refugees, Guterres on key Syria talks
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-29
A recap of Tuesday's top stories: 'Real change' too slow for women's peace and security role; UN rights chief urges India to 'unlock' Kashmir restrictions; UN chief welcomes milestone Syria constitution meeting.
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Distracting With Baghdadi Psyop, US Sends "Withdrawn" Troops Back Into Syria, Along With MANY More
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-29
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 (10/28/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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By protecting Syria's Idlib, the US created a safe haven for Baghdadi and ISIS
Dan Cohen | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-29
With the killing of self-proclaimed ISIS "caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shoddy narrative pushed by US government officials and regime…
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Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found "Fixing" its Own Findings on Syria
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-29
Judging by the minimal impact of the news, there will likely be few consequences for those who suppressed information and misled the world, nor for those who called for war on the basis of it, their assertions proving, once again, disastrously wrong.
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Pentagon's plans to stay in Syria and Iraq are in disarray
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2019-10-29
The U.S. Department of "Defense" plans to keep its troops in Syria. This may come as a surprise to those who assumed that dumping support for the Kurdish militias meant the Pentagon finally intended to withdraw. The sudden convenient execution of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by U.S. forces on Oct. 27 . . . | Continue reading Pentagon's plans to stay in Syria and Iraq are in disarray at Workers.org
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Centrist Democrats Have a New Idea to Win Reelection: Ignore Labor and Give Trump a Major Trade Deal
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-10-29
The chair of DCCC, with help from Joe Crowley, has privately argued that approving Trump's free trade deal is important for vulnerable House Democrats.
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NYC solidarity with Chilean uprising
Bryan Carrillo | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-29
The crowd sang "El derecho de vivir en paz," a famous Victor Jara song that translates to "the right to live in peace."
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'Real change' involving women in peace and security, still too slow, Guterres tells Security Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-29
The Women Peace and Security agenda must continue to be "one of the top priorities of the United Nations", Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Tuesday, in an open debate on how best to accelerate change.
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Colombia: Amid Increasing Violence, Former FARC Rebels Contest Local Elections
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-29
Despite signing a historic peace deal that should have ended a 50-year insurgency, Colombia is still very much a country at war.
therealnews.com/stories/colombia-increas…

'Why are so many people listening in on me?' Trump slams Ukrainegate witness as 'Never Trumper,' questions call procedure
rt.com | 2019-10-29
US President Donald Trump has questioned the reliability of a White House official set to testify to Congress about his infamous call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, calling the witness a "Never Trumper." | The tweet is part of the Ukrainegate impeachment saga, which the Democrats have been focusing on ever since Russiagate fizzled out. The allegation is that Trump pressured Zelensky into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden over his role in ending a corruption probe into a Ukrainian energy company where his son sat on the board — and that Trump made US aid to Kiev dependent on such an…
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Tribute To A Persistent Progressive — Rep. John Conyers
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-29
Jacqueline Luqman pays tribute to John Conyers, the longest-serving Black Democrat in Congress and co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, died over the weekend at age 90. His political career spanned more than 50 years, and included a remarkable legacy of civil rights activism, challenging the expanding US military global footprint, and consistent support for…
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House Dems After Meeting With Richard Trumka: No Vote on Trump's NAFTA if Worker Concerns Go Unaddressed
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-10-29
After meeting with Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Richard Neal, Trumka assured the Congressional Progressive Caucus that he is on the same page as House leadership.
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Protests in Chile Were Sparked By a Subway Fare Hike, But Come After "30 Years of a Social Crisis"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-29
In Chile, a new set of mass protests took place Monday as President Sebastián Piñera fulfilled the promise to appoint new members to his cabinet. As Piñera addressed the nation Monday, hundreds of protesters had already gathered outside the presidential palace in Santiago, waving flags, honking horns and demanding for Piñera's resignation. The reshuffling of his cabinet came after more than a million people flooded the streets last 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 ci…
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Trump gives $4.5 million to Syria's White Helmets, which partnered with jihadists and joined Turkey's ethnic cleansing
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-28
While touting his efforts to end US involvement in Syria, Trump approved $4.5 million more for the White Helmets. This…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/28/trump-million…

Monday's Daily Brief: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, gender gap in Latin America, Syria talks in Geneva, human rights in Egypt, the future of digital telecommunications
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-28
A recap of Monday's top stories: 'Multi-generational tragedy' in Israel and Palestine demands viable two-State solution; gender gap persists in Latin America's workforce; Syria envoy urges prisoner release ahead of talks in Geneva; Egypt urged to end repression of protesters and rights defenders; future of digital communications discussed at world conference.
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'Multi-generational tragedy' in Israel and Palestine demands political will for two-State solution
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-28
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.
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US Boosts Troop Numbers in East Syria to Control Oil
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-28
(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 …

US Boosts Troop Numbers in East Syria to Control Oil