Daily Archives: November 1, 2019

2019-11-01: News Headlines

Staff (2019-11-02). Beto O'Rourke Announces He's Dropping 2020 Presidential Bid. truthdig.com Ex-Texas congressman who failed to replicate the energy of his 2018 Senate campaign says he will stay active in fight to beat Donald Trump.

RT (2019-11-01). 'Thank God for Deep State', ex-CIA boss says. Still think it's a conspiracy theory? rt.com In just a few short months, the US political establishment has gone from denying the existence of the 'Deep State' and calling it a conspiracy theory, to praising it as the bulwark of the Republic against President Donald Trump. | "Thank God for the 'Deep State,'" declared former CIA director John E. McLaughlin at an event this week, describing the diplomats and intelligence officers testifying before the congressional impeachment inquiry as "people who are doing their duty or responding to a higher call." | Lavishing praise on the 'whistleblower' intelligence officer whose complaint about Trump's phone call l…

Sarah Abed (2019-11-01). Trump's Plan to Pillage Syrian Oil, Blatant Violation of International Law. globalresearch.ca Exactly two weeks after announcing a thousand US troops would be withdrawn from northeastern Syria with a portion relocated to Syria's Jordanian and Israeli borders and others sent to Iraq, US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday plans to keep …

United Nations (2019-11-01). Guterres in Turkey: UN to study 'new settlement areas' plan for Syrian refugees. un.org Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday presented UN Secretary-General António Guterres with a plan for resettling hundreds-of-thousands of Syrian refugees, in the wake of the country's offensive into northeastern Syria last month to remove Kurdish forces, aimed at creating a so-called "safe zone" along the border for returnees.

Eugene E Ruyle (2019-11-01). Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds. indybay.org NPML – Marxist Library | 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…

Staff (2019-11-01). Joint Turkish and Russian Patrols Begin in Syrian Region. truthdig.com SEVIMLI, Turkey — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion. | The Turkish Defense Ministry said an initial patrol covered an area 87 kilometers (54 miles) long and 10 kilometers (6 miles) deep in the al-Darbasiyah region, assisted by drones. "The first joint patrol was completed as planned," the statement said. | The Russian Defense Ministry said the joint patrol included nine military vehicles, including a Russian armored pe…

commondreams (2019-11-01). Hundreds in Turkey Arrested in Crackdown on Critics of Military Offensive in Syria. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-01). No Ceasefire/Ceasefire in Northern Syria. The Pentagon Will Use Overwhelming Force to Maintain US Control over Syrian Oil. globalresearch.ca From one or more illegally established airbases in Syria, as well as other other regional ones, Pentagon warplanes, attack helicopters, and drones continue terror-bombing Syrian sites at the discretion of its commanders. | US troops still occupy large parts of northern …

Nauman Sadiq (2019-11-01). Who Is the Unknown Jihadist Named as Islamic State's New Caliph? globalresearch.ca Confirming the deaths of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State's spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, who was killed in a US airstrike in northwest Syria a day after the killing of al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State's al-Furqan media has announced …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-11-01). Trump Slides an American Foot in the Door in Syria. globalresearch.ca At first glance, it would appear to be a businessman's plan to plunder the profits of Syria, and he has quoted profits expected and even ear-marked the profits to support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who are a Syrian Kurdish …

South Front (2019-11-01). Video: Turkish Forces Advance Further South of Ras Al-ayn. globalresearch.ca For several days in a row, an intense fighting is ongoing between the Syrian Army and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham near the town of Kbanah in the southern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone. | Pro-militant sources claim that the Syrian Army …

Margaret Kimberley (2019-11-01). The Baghdadi Scam. globalresearch.ca The Democrats and corporate media don't really oppose what Donald Trump is doing in Syria or anywhere else. | "In the end it doesn't matter if Baghdadi is dead or when or how he died." | Donald Trump says that Abu Bakr …

United Nations (2019-11-01). Top UN Syria envoy hails 'impressive' start to historic talks in Geneva. un.org UN-brokered face-to-face talks between the Syrian Government and opposition — the first to take place in nearly nine years of fighting — to draft a new constitution for the country, will continue into next week, the UN's Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, said on Friday.

Pepe Escobar (2019-11-01). Rebuilding Syria — Without Syria's Oil. globalresearch.ca What happened in Geneva this Wednesday, in terms of finally bringing peace to Syria, could not be more significant: the first session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee. | The Syrian Constitutional Committee sprang out of a resolution passed in January 2018 …

Norman Solomon (2019-11-01). Adam Schiff is No Friend of Progressives. counterpunch.org A huge national spotlight is now on Adam Schiff, the member of Congress leading the impeachment inquiry. In his tenth term, Schiff is really going places. But where is he coming from? This year, as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, he has relentlessly built a case against a horrendous president. For progressives eager to More

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-01). House Dems Pass Procedural Impeachment Resolution. globalresearch.ca Establishment media support for what's going on is all about wanting undemocratic Dems gaining a political advantage ahead of 2020 presidential, congressional, state, and local elections. | The impeachment inquiry scam is unrelated to legitimate wrongdoing by Trump and his regime …

commondreams (2019-11-01). NIAC Action Calls on Congress and 2020 Presidential Candidates to repeal Trump's Muslim Ban Amid News of the Potential Addition of Impacted Countries. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2019-11-01). Twitter's ban on political advertisement: A new move to censor the internet. wsws.org The move by Twitter is a capitulation to demands by congressional Democrats and the media that technology companies more aggressively censor political statements, in the guise of "fact-checking."

teleSUR (2019-11-01). Blumenthal Denounces: "They Are Trying to Steal My Freedom" telesurenglish.net Max Blumenthal, the journalist who covered the siege of the Venezuelan Embassy in the U.S. back in May, offered an interview to Russia Today shortly after being arrested and released for the alleged aggression against an opponent of the Bolivarian Government, a charge for which he will be tried. | RELATED: | 1st International Indigenous Congress Kicks Off in Venezuela | "The right-wi…

Raúl Ilargi Meijer (2019-11-01). If It's a Boeing, I'm Not Going. globalresearch.ca During the Senate hearing into Boeing on October 29, Senator Jon Tester told the company's CEO Dennis Muilenburg: "I would walk before I would get on a 737 MAX. I would walk." He added: "There is no way … …

teleSUR (2019-11-01). Greenpeace Fights 'Ocean Looters' in Uruguayan Waters. telesurenglish.net Greenpeace activists met with fishermen in the Uruguayan port of Montevideo in a campaign against a lack of regulation on the world's oceans. | RELATED: | Uruguay's General Elections Exit-Polls Confirm Runoff Vote | The activists came ashore on several boats and kayaks from the Esperanza ship, the largest vessel in the international organization's fleet displaying a 25 meter-long banner with the message "Ocean Looters." | The port regularly hosts vessels that fish in unregulated waters bey…

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-11-01). Peace Now : 2342 Settlement Housing Units Advanced. imemc.org The Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration convened on the eve of Sukkot (10 October 2019) and approved plans for 2,342 housing units in the settlements, according to the minutes of the meeting published. 59% of the approved units are in settlements that Israel likely may evacuate under a …

Fred_F (2019-11-01). Union-busting bill an attack on us all. greenleft.org.au Workers rights Susan PriceIssue 1243 Australia Ensuring Integrity BillNovember 1, 2019The Coalition's Ensuring Integrity Bill will be voted on sometime over the next two weeks following the conclusion of a Senate inquiry into the proposed union-busting le…

Fred_F (2019-11-01). How police attacked peaceful protesters to protect climate criminals. greenleft.org.au environment civil liberties Zane AlcornIssue 1243 Australia MelbourneNovember 1, 2019I attended the peaceful blockade of the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) and witnessed how Vi…

Kathleen Wallace (2019-11-01). The Democratic Office Boy Machine. counterpunch.org Of course the DNC will do it again. The fact that anyone considers that they will play fair is hopelessly out of touch with their history. They will try to thwart the will of their voters through continued reliance on 2nd vote superdelegates and the use of slanted support that will be extended to corporate More

RT (2019-10-31). Congress approves 'impeachment' resolution authorizing Schiff's secret probe of Trump. rt.com 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…

United Nations (2019-10-31). Syria's groundbreaking constitutional talks: 'a clear success of mediation' says Guterres in Turkey. un.org 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 Turkey's largest city on Thursday.

teleSUR (2019-10-31). ISIS Announces Al-Baghdadi's Death and New Leader. telesurenglish.net 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…

WSWS (2019-10-31). Washington threatens to fight Syria and Russia for oil. wsws.org The restatement of US objectives in seizing Syria's oil fields came amid border clashes between Turkish and Syrian troops.

teleSUR (2019-10-31). US Withholds $105 Million in Security Aid for Lebanon: Sources. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is withholding US$105 million in security aid for Lebanon, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, two days after the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. | RELATED: | Lebanon's Hezbollah Fires Anti-Aircraft Missile at Israeli UAV | The State Department told Congress on Thursday that the Whi…

John Nichols (2019-10-31). Impeachment Just Got Real. thenation.com Impeachment Just Got Real…

teleSUR (2019-10-31). Panama: Over 40 Arrested in Rally Against Constitutional Reform. telesurenglish.net 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…

teleSUR (2019-10-31). Colombia: Indigenous Peoples Call For New National Mobilization. telesurenglish.net 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…

Fred_F (2019-10-31). Solidarity with Rojava continues to grow. greenleft.org.au 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…

pip.hinman (2019-10-31). US House passes sanctions bill against Turkey. greenleft.org.au Turkey's war on RojavaIssue 1243 United States sanctions against TurkeyNovember 1, 2019The United States House of Representatives approved a bill to impose sanctions on Turkey over its military operation in Northern and Eastern Syria on October 30. | The bill was passed by the Democrat-controlled house with 403 votes…

pip.hinman (2019-10-31). Turkish attacks continue during 'ceasefire' in Northern Syria. greenleft.org.au Turkey's war on Rojava Susan PriceIssue 1243 Rojava Syrian Democratic Forces YPG/YPJNovember 1, 2019Despite the agreement reached between Russia and Turkey on October 22 in the Russian city…

pip.hinman (2019-10-31). British director Ken Loach supports boycott of Turkish institutions. greenleft.org.au Rojava SolidarityIssue 1243 Britain Turkey's war on RojavaNovember 1, 2019Renowned British film director Ken Loach has signed the call to Boycott Turkish Government Sponsored Academic and Cultural Institutions. | Loach was approached by members of Peace in Kurdistan Campaign at the premiere of his latest film, Sorry, I Missed You,…

Miko Peled (2019-10-30). At This Year's J Street Conference, "Progressive" Pols Bow to Israel While Preaching Peace. mintpressnews.com 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.

United Nations (2019-10-30). Wednesday's Daily Brief: Iraq protests, 'historic' Syria talks, Chile pulls out of COP25, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, new nuclear watchdog chief. un.org A recap of Wednesday's stories: new Syria talks begin in Geneva; Chile pulls out as host of major climate conference; UN calls for national talks to break cycle of violence in Iraq; UN chief voices 'serious concern' over Guinea-Bissau political crisis; IOM suspends South Sudan Ebola screening; UN atomic watchdog appoints new leader.

Press TV (2019-10-30). Syria: The Launch of a Constitutional Committee a Sign of Hope for Syrian People. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

United Nations (2019-10-30). 'Historic' new Syria talks should focus on relief for war-weary civilians, says UN negotiator. un.org 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.

Celal Cahit Agar (2019-10-30). There's more to Turkey's invasion of northern Syria than the media's reporting. thecanary.co 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…

United Nations (2019-10-30). From 'strength to strength' UN-African Union security partnership growing, Security Council hears. un.org 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.

Staff (2019-10-30). Headlines for October 30, 2019. democracynow.org Vindman: White House Transcript of Trump Phone Call Omitted Key Words, Boeing CEO Grilled by Senate Lawmakers Over 737 MAX Failures, Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns Amid Massive Protests, Tens of Thousands Pour into Baghdad's Tahrir Square as Iraq Protests Continue, Anti-Government Protests in Haiti Enter their Seventh Week, Ceasefire Between Turkey and Syrian Kurds in Northern Syria Expires, House Votes for Resolution to Recognize Armenian Genocide, Journalist Max Blumenthal Says He Was Arrested on False Charges, National Weather Service Issues "Extreme Red Flag Warning" over Fires, Protesters Slam BlackRock for…

Staff (2019-10-29). Tribute To A Persistent Progressive — Rep. John Conyers. therealnews.com 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…

Alan Macleod (2019-10-29). Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found "Fixing" its Own Findings on Syria. mintpressnews.com 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.

Bryan Carrillo (2019-10-29). NYC solidarity with Chilean uprising. liberationnews.org The crowd sang "El derecho de vivir en paz," a famous Victor Jara song that translates to "the right to live in peace."

Staff (2019-10-29). Colombia: Amid Increasing Violence, Former FARC Rebels Contest Local Elections. therealnews.com Despite signing a historic peace deal that should have ended a 50-year insurgency, Colombia is still very much a country at war.

United Nations (2019-10-29). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Slow progress on women and peace, rights in Kashmir, Venezuela refugees, Guterres on key Syria talks. un.org 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.

Alan Macleod (2019-10-29). Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found "Fixing" Its Own Findings on Syria. theantimedia.com New evidence leaked from whistleblowers suggests the OCPW suppressed evidence and testimony that contradicted the U.S. narrative in Syria.

2019-11-01: Social Media Postees

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Beto O'Rourke Announces He's Dropping 2020 Presidential Bid
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-02
Ex-Texas congressman who failed to replicate the energy of his 2018 Senate campaign says he will stay active in fight to beat Donald Trump.
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Beto O'Rourke Announces He's Dropping 2020 Presidential Bid
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-02
Ex-Texas congressman who failed to replicate the energy of his 2018 Senate campaign says he will stay active in fight to beat Donald Trump.
truthdig.com/articles/beto-orourke-annou…

Top UN Syria envoy hails 'impressive' start to historic talks in Geneva
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-01
UN-brokered face-to-face talks between the Syrian Government and opposition — the first to take place in nearly nine years of fighting — to draft a new constitution for the country, will continue into next week, the UN's Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, said on Friday.
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Trump's Plan to Pillage Syrian Oil, Blatant Violation of International Law
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
Exactly two weeks after announcing a thousand US troops would be withdrawn from northeastern Syria with a portion relocated to Syria's Jordanian and Israeli borders and others sent to Iraq, US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday plans to keep …
globalresearch.ca/trump-plan-pillage-syrian-oil-blatant-violation-international-law/5693714

Joint Turkish and Russian Patrols Begin in Syrian Region
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-01
SEVIMLI, Turkey — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion. | The Turkish Defense Ministry said an initial patrol covered an area 87 kilometers (54 miles) long and 10 kilometers (6 miles) deep in the al-Darbasiyah region, assisted by drones. "The first joint patrol was completed as planned," the statement said. | The Russian Defense Ministry said the joint patrol included nine military vehicles, including a Russian armored pe…
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Video: Turkish Forces Advance Further South of Ras Al-ayn
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
For several days in a row, an intense fighting is ongoing between the Syrian Army and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham near the town of Kbanah in the southern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone. | Pro-militant sources claim that the Syrian Army …
globalresearch.ca/video-turkish-forces-advance-further-south-ras-al-ayn/5693681

Rebuilding Syria — Without Syria's Oil
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
What happened in Geneva this Wednesday, in terms of finally bringing peace to Syria, could not be more significant: the first session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee. | The Syrian Constitutional Committee sprang out of a resolution passed in January 2018 …
globalresearch.ca/rebuilding-syria-without-syria-oil/5693690

Guterres in Turkey: UN to study 'new settlement areas' plan for Syrian refugees
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-01
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday presented UN Secretary-General António Guterres with a plan for resettling hundreds-of-thousands of Syrian refugees, in the wake of the country's offensive into northeastern Syria last month to remove Kurdish forces, aimed at creating a so-called "safe zone" along the border for returnees.
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Trump Slides an American Foot in the Door in Syria
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
At first glance, it would appear to be a businessman's plan to plunder the profits of Syria, and he has quoted profits expected and even ear-marked the profits to support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who are a Syrian Kurdish …
globalresearch.ca/trump-slides-american-foot-syria/5693684

Who Is the Unknown Jihadist Named as Islamic State's New Caliph?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
Confirming the deaths of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State's spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, who was killed in a US airstrike in northwest Syria a day after the killing of al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State's al-Furqan media has announced | …
globalresearch.ca/who-unknown-jihadist-named-islamic-state-new-caliph/5693695

No Ceasefire/Ceasefire in Northern Syria. The Pentagon Will Use Overwhelming Force to Maintain US Control over Syrian Oil
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
From one or more illegally established airbases in Syria, as well as other other regional ones, Pentagon warplanes, attack helicopters, and drones continue terror-bombing Syrian sites at the discretion of its commanders. | US troops still occupy large parts of northern …
globalresearch.ca/no-ceasefire-northern-syria/5693754

Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2019-11-01
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Hundreds in Turkey Arrested in Crackdown on Critics of Military Offensive in Syria
commondreams.org | 2019-11-01
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The Baghdadi Scam
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
The Democrats and corporate media don't really oppose what Donald Trump is doing in Syria or anywhere else. | "In the end it doesn't matter if Baghdadi is dead or when or how he died." | Donald Trump says that Abu Bakr …
globalresearch.ca/baghdadi-scam/5693738

Adam Schiff is No Friend of Progressives
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
A huge national spotlight is now on Adam Schiff, the member of Congress leading the impeachment inquiry. In his tenth term, Schiff is really going places. But where is he coming from? This year, as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, he has relentlessly built a case against a horrendous president. For progressives eager to…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/adam-schiff-…

Adam Schiff is No Friend of Progressives
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
A huge national spotlight is now on Adam Schiff, the member of Congress leading the impeachment inquiry. In his tenth term, Schiff is really going places. But where is he coming from? This year, as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, he has relentlessly built a case against a horrendous president. For progressives eager to…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/adam-schiff-…

House Dems Pass Procedural Impeachment Resolution
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
Establishment media support for what's going on is all about wanting undemocratic Dems gaining a political advantage ahead of 2020 presidential, congressional, state, and local elections. | The impeachment inquiry scam is unrelated to legitimate wrongdoing by Trump and his regime …
globalresearch.ca/house-dems-pass-procedural-impeachment-resolution/5693749

Blumenthal Denounces: "They Are Trying to Steal My Freedom"
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Max Blumenthal, the journalist who covered the siege of the Venezuelan Embassy in the U.S. back in May, offered an interview to Russia Today shortly after being arrested and released for the alleged aggression against an opponent of the Bolivarian Government, a charge for which he will be tried. | RELATED: | 1st International Indigenous Congress Kicks Off in Venezuela | "The right-wi…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-journalist-ac…

'Thank God for Deep State', ex-CIA boss says. Still think it's a conspiracy theory?
rt.com | 2019-11-01
In just a few short months, the US political establishment has gone from denying the existence of the 'Deep State' and calling it a conspiracy theory, to praising it as the bulwark of the Republic against President Donald Trump. | "Thank God for the 'Deep State,'" declared former CIA director John E. McLaughlin at an event this week, describing the diplomats and intelligence officers testifying before the congressional impeachment inquiry as "people who are doing their duty or responding to a higher call." | Lavishing praise on the 'whistleblower' intelligence officer whose complaint about Trump's phone call l…
rt.com/usa/472398-deep-state-ex-cia-boss…

Twitter's ban on political advertisement: A new move to censor the internet
wsws.org | 2019-11-01
The move by Twitter is a capitulation to demands by congressional Democrats and the media that technology companies more aggressively censor political statements, in the guise of "fact-checking."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/01/pers…

NIAC Action Calls on Congress and 2020 Presidential Candidates to repeal Trump's Muslim Ban Amid News of the Potential Addition of Impacted Countries
commondreams.org | 2019-11-01
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If It's a Boeing, I'm Not Going
Raúl Ilargi Meijer | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-01
During the Senate hearing into Boeing on October 29, Senator Jon Tester told the company's CEO Dennis Muilenburg: "I would walk before I would get on a 737 MAX. I would walk." He added: "There is no way … …
globalresearch.ca/if-its-boeing-im-not-going/5693756

Greenpeace Fights 'Ocean Looters' in Uruguayan Waters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Greenpeace activists met with fishermen in the Uruguayan port of Montevideo in a campaign against a lack of regulation on the world's oceans. | RELATED: | Uruguay's General Elections Exit-Polls Confirm Runoff Vote | The activists came ashore on several boats and kayaks from the Esperanza ship, the largest vessel in the international organization's fleet displaying a 25 meter-long banner with the message "Ocean Looters." | The port regularly hosts vessels that fish in unregulated waters bey…
telesurenglish.net/news/Greenpeace-Fight…

Peace Now : 2342 Settlement Housing Units Advanced
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-11-01
The Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration convened on the eve of Sukkot (10 October 2019) and approved plans for 2,342 housing units in the settlements, according to the minutes of the meeting published. 59% of the approved units are in settlements that Israel likely may evacuate under a …
imemc.org/article/peace-now-2342-settlem…

Greenpeace Fights 'Ocean Looters' in Uruguayan Waters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-01
Greenpeace activists met with fishermen in the Uruguayan port of Montevideo in a campaign against a lack of regulation on the world's oceans. | RELATED: | Uruguay's General Elections Exit-Polls Confirm Runoff Vote | The activists came ashore on several boats and kayaks from the Esperanza ship, the largest vessel in the international organization's fleet displaying a 25 meter-long banner with the message "Ocean Looters." | The port regularly hosts vessels that fish in unregulated waters bey…
telesurenglish.net/news/Greenpeace-Fight…

The Democratic Office Boy Machine
Kathleen Wallace | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Of course the DNC will do it again. The fact that anyone considers that they will play fair is hopelessly out of touch with their history. They will try to thwart the will of their voters through continued reliance on 2nd vote superdelegates and the use of slanted support that will be extended to corporate…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/the-democrat…

The Democratic Office Boy Machine
Kathleen Wallace | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-01
Of course the DNC will do it again. The fact that anyone considers that they will play fair is hopelessly out of touch with their history. They will try to thwart the will of their voters through continued reliance on 2nd vote superdelegates and the use of slanted support that will be extended to corporate…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/01/the-democrat…

Union-busting bill an attack on us all
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-01
Workers rights Susan PriceIssue 1243 Australia Ensuring Integrity BillNovember 1, 2019The Coalition's Ensuring Integrity Bill will be voted on sometime over the next two weeks following the conclusion of a Senate inquiry into the proposed union-busting le…
greenleft.org.au/content/union-busting-bill-attack-us-all

How police attacked peaceful protesters to protect climate criminals
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-01
environment civil liberties Zane AlcornIssue 1243 Australia MelbourneNovember 1, 2019I attended the peaceful blockade of the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) and witnessed how Vi…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-police-attacked-peaceful-protesters-protect-climate-criminals

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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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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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 Turkey's largest city on Thursday.
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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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Impeachment Just Got Real
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-31
Impeachment Just Got Real…
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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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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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US Withholds $105 Million in Security Aid for Lebanon: Sources
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-31
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is withholding US$105 million in security aid for Lebanon, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, two days after the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. | RELATED: | Lebanon's Hezbollah Fires Anti-Aircraft Missile at Israeli UAV | The State Department told Congress on Thursday that the Whi…
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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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US House passes sanctions bill against Turkey
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-31
Turkey's war on RojavaIssue 1243 United States sanctions against TurkeyNovember 1, 2019The United States House of Representatives approved a bill to impose sanctions on Turkey over its military operation in Northern and Eastern Syria on October 30. | The bill was passed by the Democrat-controlled house with 403 votes…
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Turkish attacks continue during 'ceasefire' in Northern Syria
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-31
Turkey's war on Rojava Susan PriceIssue 1243 Rojava Syrian Democratic Forces YPG/YPJNovember 1, 2019Despite the agreement reached between Russia and Turkey on October 22 in the Russian city…
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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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British director Ken Loach supports boycott of Turkish institutions
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-31
Rojava SolidarityIssue 1243 Britain Turkey's war on RojavaNovember 1, 2019Renowned British film director Ken Loach has signed the call to Boycott Turkish Government Sponsored Academic and Cultural Institutions. | Loach was approached by members of Peace in Kurdistan Campaign at the premiere of his latest film, Sorry, I Missed You,…
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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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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…
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Wednesday's Daily Brief: Iraq protests, 'historic' Syria talks, Chile pulls out of COP25, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, new nuclear watchdog chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-30
A recap of Wednesday's stories: new Syria talks begin in Geneva; Chile pulls out as host of major climate conference; UN calls for national talks to break cycle of violence in Iraq; UN chief voices 'serious concern' over Guinea-Bissau political crisis; IOM suspends South Sudan Ebola screening; UN atomic watchdog appoints new leader.
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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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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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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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Headlines for October 30, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-30
Vindman: White House Transcript of Trump Phone Call Omitted Key Words, Boeing CEO Grilled by Senate Lawmakers Over 737 MAX Failures, Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns Amid Massive Protests, Tens of Thousands Pour into Baghdad's Tahrir Square as Iraq Protests Continue, Anti-Government Protests in Haiti Enter their Seventh Week, Ceasefire Between Turkey and Syrian Kurds in Northern Syria Expires, House Votes for Resolution to Recognize Armenian Genocide, Journalist Max Blumenthal Says He Was Arrested on False Charges, National Weather Service Issues "Extreme Red Flag Warning" over Fires, Protesters Slam BlackRock for…
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