2019-11-04: Social Media Postees

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Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh) Exacts Revenge on Turkey for Selling Al-Baghdadi Out
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-04
A carbomb exploded [1] in northern Syria killing 13 and wounding 20. The blast on Saturday ripped through a crowded market in Tal Abyad, a town recently occupied by Turkish-backed militant proxies. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the …
globalresearch.ca/islamic-state-exacts-revenge-turkey-selling-al-baghdadi-out/5693891

How Does Controlling Syria's Oil Serve Washington's Strategic Objectives?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-04
Before the evacuation of 1,000 American troops from northern Syria to western Iraq, the Pentagon had 2,000 US forces in Syria. After the drawdown of US troops at Erdogan's insistence in order for Ankara to mount a ground offensive in …
globalresearch.ca/how-controlling-syria-oil-serve-washington-strategic-objectives/5693879

Syria Talks: Is Jaw Jaw Better Than War War?
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-04
The opening of Geneva talks of a Syrian constitutional committee organized by the latest UN representative for Syria, Geir Pedersen, brings to mind the famous adage attributed to Winston Churchill; "It is better to jaw jaw than to war war." One hundred fifty Syrians from the government, opposition and civil society are meeting in the…
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UNICEF urges governments to repatriate thousands of foreign children stranded in northeast Syria
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-04
The head of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for countries to repatriate scores of foreign children who are stranded in northeast Syria in the wake of the Turkish-launched offensive which began last month.
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'Like a giant ISIS recruiting poster': Trump's Syrian oilfield occupation slammed by 'moderate' rebel recruiter Biden
rt.com | 2019-11-04
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden — who, back in the good old Obama administration days, lobbied for the arming of 'moderate' rebels in Syria — slammed Trump for downgrading the US military to an oilfield occupation force. | "Leaving troops behind like [Trump's] doing now — he says that what he wants to do is we're going to occupy the oil fields and we're going to take 'em," Biden told the Wall Street Journal. He expressed deep regret that the vacuum left by the withdrawal of US troops has disastrously been filled by the (legitimate) Syrian government, Russia, and (probably worst of al…
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The Killing of Baghdadi: Syrians Recall Terrifying Night of US Raid
Mustafa Dahnon | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-04
Although it is situated in a war zone, the Syrian village of Barisha is a largely sleepy and picturesque place. | Some 6,000 people live in the village that lies 5km from the Turkish border, and there are also about 1,000 …
globalresearch.ca/killing-baghdadi-syrians-recall-night-us-raid/5693938

Axe the Max: Buffeting Boeing CEO's Rope-a-Dope in Congress
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-04
This past week, Boeing's deadly 737 MAX crashes were the focus of two back-to-back hearings — one in the Senate and one in the House. In the House Transportation Committee hearing, at least 50 Democrats and Republicans criticized Dennis Muilenburg's mismanagement and implied criminal negligence. Muilenburg's actions allowed Boeing's marketeers to overrule Boeing's engineers so that Boeing could circumvent…
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This week in history: November 4-10
wsws.org | 2019-11-04
25 years ago: Republican Party wins control of US House for the first time in 40 yearsOn November 8, 1994, the Republican Party won majorities in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate in the midterm congressional election, picking up eight seats in the Senate and netting a gain of 54 seats in the House. It was the first time in 40 years that the Republicans had won control of the House, and only the second time Republicans controlled the Senate over that 40-year stretch of near-total Democratic Party domination of Congress.
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Congressional bill on Hong Kong lays bare U.S.' colonial ambitions
Ian Goodrum | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-04
Well, here we are again. The United States continues to run its mouth about the Hong Kong protests, this time in the form of legislation. Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3289, deemed the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act." It was approved by voice vote so an exact tally can't …
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Latest Data Show Trump's Most Touted Economic Policies Have Failed US Workers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-04
By far, the largest chunk of the tax cut that President Trump pushed through Congress in 2017 was slashing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. This was justified in part by the idea that the lower tax rate would go along with an elimination of loopholes. | By closing loopholes, revenues collected would be something closer to the legislated tax rate. It also would reduce the resources wasted in tax avoidance. The other justification for the lower tax rate was that it would le…
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Large-Scale Rally by National Nurses United in Support of Medicare for All
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2019-11-04
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar, ProBono Photo | Thousands in Nancy Pelosi's Congressional District continue grassroots Medicare for All movement.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/03/1882781…

Outrage After Nancy Pelosi Says she is "Not a Big Fan of Medicare for All"
Jake Johnson via Common Dreams | indybay.org | 2019-11-04
Alex Lawson of Social Security Works responded to Pelosi's statement saying, "Medicare for All doesn't cost money. It saves money by eliminating the for-profit waste in the insurance system and ending the rip-off of paying the highest drug prices in the world." Other progressives reacted negatively as well. Pelosi represents the 12th congressional district which is entirely within the city of San Francisco. | [Photo by Jack Owicki, Pro Bono Photo, Please credit the photographer]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/02/1882780…

"No Reason to Call Witnesses," Says Trump of Impeachment Inquiry
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-04
As the Trump administration stonewalls House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, with multiple witnesses being blocked from or refusing to testify, President Donald Trump on Monday morning asserted that "there is no reason" for Congress to receive testimony from anyone. | Trump's comments came after news broke that four White House officials who were scheduled to speak to House committees on Monday will…
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Should You be Afraid of the Fascists in Your Community?
Wim Laven | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-04
I get accused of "being over-the-top" and using hyperbole by conservative friends and acquaintances with increasing frequency. This is caused, in large part, by me being a vocal and active contributor to the public discourse about issues of peace and justice. I am called a "snowflake" for responding to those who support–or even promote–rape culture.
counterpunch.org/2019/11/04/should-you-b…

Harvest Peace and Social Justice Craft and Info Fair
First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto | indybay.org | 2019-11-04
First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto | Fellowship Hall | 1140 Cowper Street | Palo Alto, CA 94301…
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Newly-Launched PAC Matriarch Aims to Send Working-Class Women, Often Ignored by Political Establishment, to Congress
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-04
Working and low-income progressive women whose congressional runs go overlooked by establishment political action groups have a new resource for funding their campaigns: the just-launched organization Matriarch. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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"White Helmets Are Preparing New Chemical Provocations In Syria," France Bombs Iraq & Oil Occupation
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-03
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 (11/2/19). 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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PCHR: 81st Great March of Return: IOF Shot and Injured 144 Palestinian Civilians
PCHR | imemc.org | 2019-11-03
144 Palestinian civilians, including 53 children, 3 women, 2 paramedics and a journalist, were shot and injured by the Israeli occupation forces' (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 81st Great March of Return (GMR), this past Friday, 01 November 2019. The increased number of injuries in this week's GMR …
imemc.org/article/pchr-81st-great-march-…

FBI only cares about 'protecting the ruling class': Lee Camp roasts feds for targeting left-wing groups that threaten status quo
rt.com | 2019-11-03
A new report has accused the FBI of disproportionately targeting left-wing activists, even though right-wing extremism poses a far greater threat to national security. Par for the course, according to Lee Camp. | Defending Rights & Dissent, a civil liberties group, cataloged known instances of First Amendment abuses and political surveillance by the FBI since 2010. The organization found that the feds devoted disproportionate resources to spy on peaceful left-leaning civil society groups, including Occupy Wall Street, Abolish ICE, and various anti-war movements. | The bureau seemed less interested in right-win…
rt.com/usa/472507-fbi-left-wing-target/

Turkish nationalists attack Rojava solidarity rally
ALEXB | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-03
Rojava Solidarity Alex BainbridgeIssue 1244 Australia Gold CoastNovember 3, 2019A peaceful rally on the Gold Coast, Queensland, in solidarity with the Rojava Revolution in northern Syria was attacked by Turkish chauvinists on November 3. | Rally spokesperson Mi…
greenleft.org.au/content/turkish-nationalists-attack-rojava-solidarity-rally

Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-02
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 (11/1/19). 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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Proposed Withdrawal of US Troops in Syria
Ron Forthofer | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-02
President Trump has stated his intent to withdraw US troops from Syria on several occasions since March 2018. Each time politicians from both the Democratic and Republican parties, supported by the corporate-controlled media, have, based on US imperial interests, vehemently challenged the withdrawal proposal. These folks also based their opposition to withdrawal on their supposed …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/proposed-with…

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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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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'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…

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

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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Impeachment Just Got Real
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-31
Impeachment Just Got Real…
thenation.com/article/trump-congress-imp…

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…
rt.com/usa/472314-trump-impeachment-inqu…

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…
greenleft.org.au/content/turkish-attacks-continue-during-ceasefire-northern-syria

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…
greenleft.org.au/content/solidarity-rojava-continues-grow

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…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-house-passes-sanctions-bill-against-turkey

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,…
greenleft.org.au/content/british-director-ken-loach-supports-boycott-turkish-institutions

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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/syria-the-lau…

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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'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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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.
mintpressnews.com/j-street-conference-pr…

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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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

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…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/29/by-protecting…

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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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.
theintercept.com/2019/10/29/usmca-house-…

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…
therealnews.com/stories/tribute-persiste…

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…

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."
liberationnews.org/nyc-solidarity-with-c…

Headlines for October 29, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-29
Pentagon: U.S. Will Fight for Control of Oilfields in Syria, Ukraine Expert Who Listened to Trump Phone Call to Testify in Impeachment Hearings, Iraq: Death Toll from Month of Anti-Government Protests Tops 220, Trump Officials Join Industry Executives at Davos in Desert, Boeing CEO to Testify to Congressional Committees, Sanders Endorses Chesa Boudin for San Francisco District Attorney, Facebook Workers Call on Zuckerberg to Reverse Policy of Allowing Politicians to Lie in Ads, North Carolina Court Rules Against State's Gerrymandered Congressional Maps, U.S. Extends Deportation Relief to Salvadorans to 2021, Mexi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/29/headline…

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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