Daily Archives: November 7, 2019

2019-11-07: News Headlines

Aaron Maté (2019-11-07). Max Blumenthal on Baghdadi's death and Trump's fake withdrawal in Syria. thegrayzone.com Max Blumenthal explains how the US-backed proxy war in Syria helped create the al-Qaeda safe haven where US forces killed…

Zero Hedge (2019-11-07). US Constructing Two New Bases In Syria's Oil-Rich Region: Report. globalresearch.ca Turkey's state-run media is reporting the United States is planning two new military bases in Syria's oil-rich Deir ez-Zor province,which are currently under construction, after US special forces convoys were seen patrolling the area in the past days. | Anadolu …

teleSUR (2019-11-07). Erdogan Says US is Not Fulfilling Agreement to Withdraw Kurds. telesurenglish.net Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan stated on Thursday that the U.S. Coalition was not fulfilling its part of the agreement to withdraw the Kurdish forces from the Turkish-Syrian border region. | RELATED: | Turkey's Erdogan Announces Capture of Al-Baghdadi's Wife | During a news conference on Thursday, Erdogan criticized the U.S. forces in northern Syria, vowing to bring up the topic to U.S. President Donald Trump when they meet next week. | Erdogan is set to discuss implementation of th…

Arabi Souri (2019-11-07). Protecting the Oil Fields: Syria Army Deployments on the Northeastern Borders with Turkey. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continues its deployment north and east to secure as many Syrian people and as much Syrian land it can in a race with NATO and their terrorists. | The importance of the SAA and Syrian Border …

UCSC Resource Centers (2019-11-07). UCSC Resource Centers Statement on Thirty Meter Telescope. indybay.org The UCSC Resource Centers stand in solidarity with the Native Hawaiian community in their opposition to the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai'i. This 18-story telescope will destroy sacred lands and cause substantial impact to the ecosystems of the island overall.

Jorge Wilson (2019-11-07). U.S. Congress Initiative May Launch a Political Crisis in Ukraine. indybay.org Ukraine's permanent cooperation with the international community makes it impossible to imagine that changes in the Ukrainian policy wouldn't affect the US and the EU foreign agenda.

teleSUR (2019-11-07). Bolivian Opposition Protesters Attack Socialist Mayor. telesurenglish.net A mob led by the right-wing opposition Wednesday set fire to the Vinto Town Hall and dragged socialist mayor Patricia Arce down the street, where they humiliated her physically and verbally. | RELATED: | Retired Bolivian General Dismisses Coup Attempt by ex-Army Men | The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) politician was still inside the town hall wh…

Staff (2019-11-07). Progressive Victories You May Have Missed on Election Night. truthout.org There were a number of headline-grabbing victories in the November 5 election — from a Democrat winning the Kentucky governor's race to Virginia voting in a Democratic state government trifecta by flipping both the House of Delegates and the State Senate blue. But there was also a series of smaller progressive victories you might not have heard of Tuesday night, from Maine to Missouri, and Indiana to San Francisco. | Tuesday brought wins for the progressive political party, Working Families Party (WFP).

Staff (2019-11-07). Sanders Condemns Kentucky GOP for Threatening to Overturn Gubernatorial Election. truthout.org After Kentucky's Senate president suggested the GOP-dominated legislature could ultimately determine the final outcome of the state's close gubernatorial election, Sen. Bernie Sanders Wednesday night accused Republican lawmakers of "threatening to effectively overturn the Kentucky election." | "In a democracy, we cannot allow politicians to just ov…

Staff (2019-11-07). Headlines for November 7, 2019. democracynow.org Televised Impeachment Hearings Begin Next Week, Sessions to Run for Old Senate Seat; Pressley Endorses Warren, Trump Expands Military Mission in Syria Aimed at Controlling Oil Fields, Esper to Urge Trump Not to Intervene in Cases of Soldiers Accused of Murder, Judge Voids Trump Rule Allowing Medical Workers to Deny Care on Religious Grounds, ProPublica: Pence's Office Meddled in Foreign Aid Money to Favor Christians, DOJ Charges Ex-Twitter Employees; California Investigates Facebook, New Zealand Approves Landmark Climate Legislation Aimed at Zero Carbon Emissions, U.S.-Manufactured Ammunition Used in Massacre of…

Peter Ford (2019-11-07). Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Trump's Syria Oil Grab. mintpressnews.com The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications for U.S. partners: | We are repositioning @CJTFOIR forces to Deir ez Zor #Syria to continue partnering w/ #SDF to defeat ISIS remnants, protect critical infrastructure, & deny ISIS access to revenue sources…

Conn Hallinan (2019-11-06). U.S. domination of Middle East challenged as new alignments emerge. peoplesworld.org The fallout from the September attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil facilities is continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, sidelining old enmities—sometimes for new ones—and re-drawing traditional alliances. While Turkey's recent invasion of northern Syria is grabbing the headlines, the bigger story may be that major regional players are contemplating some historic re-alignments. After …

RT (2019-11-06). 'I served in the war she championed!': Tulsi & The View's Behar face off in tense exchange over Clinton & 'Russian asset' smears. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard faced off in a fiery exchange with The View's Joy Behar after taking issue with being branded a "useful idiot" by the co-host on a previous episode of the show. | A clearly fed up Gabbard confronted the hosts who have previously maligned her as a Russian asset and "Assad apologist" over her views on the war in Syria. The anti-Gabbard media hysteria was kicked up a notch after failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also suggested she was being groomed by Moscow to run as a third party disrupter candidate. | "You are implying that I am too stupid, and too na…

Aída Chávez (2019-11-06). The GOP's Fearmongering Over Abortion Flopped in Kentucky and Virginia. theintercept.com On Tuesday night in Kentucky and Virginia, abortion was a losing issue for Republicans. | Republicans in both states went all in on the issue of abortion to save their candidates, believing that painting their Democratic opponents as proponents of "infanticide" would be enough to win. Democrats claimed victories anyway in the Kentucky gubernatorial race and in Virginia, where they now control the state House and Senate for the first time in over two decades. | In Kentucky, where just one abortion clinic remains, Attorney General Andy Beshear ousted Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, despite anti-abortion groups massivel…

Eric Zuesse (2019-11-06). Over 100 Missiles against Syria: US, UK and France Committed an International War Crime Against Syria on 14 April 2018. globalresearch.ca It is now clear that on 14 April 2018, the three Governments of U.S., UK, and France, fired over a hundred missiles against Syria, on no more 'justification' than staged videos that had been done by those regimes' own proxy …

Ben Norton (2019-11-06). US congressional panel outlines next phase of dirty war on Syria: Occupy oil fields and block reconstruction. thegrayzone.com A DC foreign-policy apparatchik who oversaw Congress' Syria Study Group proclaimed that the US military "owned" one-third of Syrian territory,…

Nick Turse (2019-11-06). Castle Black, the Syrian withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases. nationofchange.org Given Washington's penchant for Middle Eastern military missions, the likelihood of yet more U.S. bases across the region and talk of several Game of Thrones prequels still to come.

Arabi Souri (2019-11-06). Turkish Forces Loot Electric Power Transformers in Northeastern Syria. globalresearch.ca Forces loyal to Erdogan in the Turkish Army and accompanying terrorist groups looted electricity power generators and transformers from a number of villages and towns they infested in the Hasakah countryside. A car blew up with the invaders while they …

teleSUR (2019-11-06). Turkey's Erdogan Announces Capture of Al-Baghdadi's Wife. telesurenglish.net The Turkish security forces captured one the wives of the former Islamic State commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, more than a week after the former terrorist leader killed himself during a raid by U.S. special forces. | RELATED: | Turkey, Russia Hold First Joint Patrol In Northeast Syria | "The United States said Baghdadi killed himself in a tunnel. They started a communication campaign about this," Erdogan said. | "But, I am announcing…

Tony Cartalucci (2019-11-06). Syria: OPCW Whistleblowers Confirm What We Already Knew. The OPCW Suppressed Evidence Regarding alleged Chemical Weapons Attack. globalresearch.ca Whistleblowers have come forward revealing what many had known all along — that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had deliberately altered various reports and suppressed evidence regarding alleged chemical weapon attacks in Syria to help bolster …

Jason Ditz (2019-11-06). Trump Expands War for Syrian Oil, Raising Serious Legal Questions. theantimedia.com Following meetings with defense leaders, Trump has signaled intentions to expand his new war in Syria built on military control of oil fields.

teleSUR (2019-11-06). Colombia's Minister of Defense Resigns After Killings. telesurenglish.net Colombian Defense Minister Guillermo Botero resigned his position on Wednesday, amid controversy over an Army bombing where eight minors were killed. The incident was hidden for months and presented as an operation in which FARC-EP dissidents died, who recently returned to arms. | RELATED: | Colombia: Defense Minister Accused of Hiding Death of 7 Minors | Botero's resignation occurs before he became the first minister of the country's history to be removed by Congress for a moti…

Ruth Milka (2019-11-06). In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and murdered indigenous women. nationofchange.org Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

RT (2019-11-05). 'Do your job and print his name:' Rand Paul urges media to OUT whistleblower, says they worked for Biden. rt.com Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) fired up crowds at President Donald Trump's rally in Kentucky, alleging that the Ukrainegate whistleblower's name has been an open secret. He called on the media to finally make it public. | Paul, who has represented Kentucky in the Senate since 2011, was invited on stage by President Trump during an election-eve rally in Lexington on Monday, in a bid to drum up support for Republican Governor Matt Bevin. | üö®WOWüö® @RandPaul on The Whistleblower: | "I say tonight to the media: D…

Jason Ditz (2019-11-05). Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill to Withdraw Troops From Syria. theantimedia.com The idea of the bill is to remove any troops in Syria that do not have Congressional approval to be there, which is all of them.

Andrew J. Bacevich (2019-11-05). Trump Is Right to Want to Stop Our Endless Wars, but He's the Wrong Person to Do It. thenation.com Trump Is Right to Want to Stop Our Endless Wars, but He's the Wrong Person to Do It…

United Nations (2019-11-05). UN policewoman recognized for 'speaking up and speaking out' on behalf of the vulnerable. un.org At the core of peacekeeping lies the notion of shared responsibility, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, presenting this year's award for Female Police Officer of the Year, to a woman who "has made a career of speaking up and speaking out on behalf of all vulnerable populations".

United Nations (2019-11-05). Yemen agreement to end southern power struggle 'important step' towards peace: UN Special Envoy. un.org The top UN official in Yemen has welcomed an agreement to end infighting between the Government and separatist allies in the south of the country, known as the Southern Transitional Council, signed on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia.

teleSUR (2019-11-05). Yemeni Government Sign Peace Deal With Southern Separatists. telesurenglish.net Yemen's Saudi backed government signed Tuesday a power-sharing deal with the separatists' Southern Transitional Council (STC). The agreement was signed under the supervision of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) who welcomed it as the first consequent step to end the multifaceted war whose principal victims are civilians. | RELATED: | 2M Yemeni Children Out of School, 3.7M at Risk of Dropping Out | The deal, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, calls for the…

Aída Chávez (2019-11-05). Washington Democrats Recruited Colorado's John Hickenlooper for Senate Nomination Despite Looming Ethics Investigation. theintercept.com The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission is expected to release an investigative report this week into allegations that John Hickenlooper, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2020, violated state law by receiving free private jet rides and other gifts from corporations when he served as governor. While Hickenlooper has denied any wrongdoing, and last year the Denver Post editorial board said the complaint consisted of "politically motivated lies," there are fears that the investigation stands to damage Hickenlooper's chances in Colorado. | The ethics complaint, which was filed last year by former Republican stat…

Staff (2019-11-04). A Call For Peace, A Demand for Justice. therealnews.com "These are broken people, in a broken city, in a broken system." Baltimore Ceasefire's Youth Ambassadors remember those who have been killed, and are pushing leaders to address the inequality and trauma that leads to violence.

RT (2019-11-04). Facebook re-brands in all caps, failing to defuse internet ire over monopoly status, fake news, and privacy predation. rt.com Facebook has rebranded as all-caps FACEBOOK in order to remind people "which company makes the products they use," inviting mockery from social media as it dodges the problems plaguing the billion-user mega-platform. | Facebook will slap the new all-caps logo in a thin-lettered typeface on its subsidiaries, while its old logo will remain the identifier for the Facebook app and social network, the social media behemoth announced on Monday. | As for the issues that have seen CEO Mark Zuckerberg hauled into Congress and raked over the coals by Facebook users? Those can wait for another day, apparently. | Also on…

United Nations (2019-11-04). Monday's Daily Brief: US formally announces climate accord withdrawal, young foreigners stranded in Syria, India toxic smog crisis, Ebola worker death shows frontline risks. un.org A recap of stories this Monday: UN reaction to US Paris Agreement withdrawal; UNICEF urges repatriation of children stranded in Syria; Public health emergency in India's New Delhi; Ebola health worker death in DR Congo shows deadly risks; Guinea Bissau crisis, Security Council update; UNEP campaign targets ocean microplastics.

United Nations (2019-11-04). UNICEF urges governments to repatriate thousands of foreign children stranded in northeast Syria. un.org 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.

Staff (2019-11-04). Headlines for November 4, 2019. democracynow.org Four White House Officials Refused to Testify in Impeachment Hearings, Turkish-Backed Forces Accused of War Crimes in Northern Syria, Sen. Warren Releases Details on Her Medicare for All Plan, Trump to Nominate Dr. Stephen Hahn to Lead FDA, EPA Slated to Roll Back Rules to Protect Waterways from Toxic Coal Ash, Group of Automakers Sides with Trump Admin in Fight over Fuel-Efficiency Standards, NYT: Major U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty Could Expire Without Being Replaced, Mali: Over 50 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Military Post, Anti-Government Protests Continue to Sweep Iraq, Lebanon & Algeria, Brazilian Indigen…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-03). "White Helmets Are Preparing New Chemical Provocations In Syria," France Bombs Iraq & Oil Occupation. 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 (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 …

ALEX (2019-11-03). Turkish nationalists attack Rojava solidarity rally. greenleft.org.au 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…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-02). Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions. 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 (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 …

Ron Forthofer (2019-11-02). Proposed Withdrawal of US Troops in Syria. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

2019-11-07: Social Media Postees

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US Constructing Two New Bases In Syria's Oil-Rich Region: Report
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-07
Turkey's state-run media is reporting the United States is planning two new military bases in Syria's oil-rich Deir ez-Zor province,which are currently under construction, after US special forces convoys were seen patrolling the area in the past days. | Anadolu …
globalresearch.ca/us-constructing-two-new-bases-syria-oil-rich-region-report/5694269

Protecting the Oil Fields: Syria Army Deployments on the Northeastern Borders with Turkey
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-07
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continues its deployment north and east to secure as many Syrian people and as much Syrian land it can in a race with NATO and their terrorists. | The importance of the SAA and Syrian Border …
globalresearch.ca/protecting-the-oil-fields-syria-army-deployments-on-the-northeastern-borders-with-turkey/5694251

Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Trump's Syria Oil Grab
Peter Ford | mintpressnews.com | 2019-11-07
The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications for U.S. partners: | We are repositioning @CJTFOIR forces to Deir ez Zor #Syria to continue partnering w/ #SDF to defeat ISIS remnants, protect critical infrastructure, & deny ISIS access to revenue sources…
mintpressnews.com/peter-ford-former-brit…

Erdogan Says US is Not Fulfilling Agreement to Withdraw Kurds
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-07
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan stated on Thursday that the U.S. Coalition was not fulfilling its part of the agreement to withdraw the Kurdish forces from the Turkish-Syrian border region. | RELATED: | Turkey's Erdogan Announces Capture of Al-Baghdadi's Wife | During a news conference on Thursday, Erdogan criticized the U.S. forces in northern Syria, vowing to bring up the topic to U.S. President Donald Trump when they meet next week. | Erdogan is set to discuss implementation of th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Erdogan-Says-US-…

Max Blumenthal on Baghdadi's death and Trump's fake withdrawal in Syria
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-07
Max Blumenthal explains how the US-backed proxy war in Syria helped create the al-Qaeda safe haven where US forces killed…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/07/max-blumentha…

Erdogan Says US is Not Fulfilling Agreement to Withdraw Kurds
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-07
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan stated on Thursday that the U.S. Coalition was not fulfilling its part of the agreement to withdraw the Kurdish forces from the Turkish-Syrian border region. | RELATED: | Turkey's Erdogan Announces Capture of Al-Baghdadi's Wife | During a news conference on Thursday, Erdogan criticized the U.S. forces in northern Syria, vowing to bring up the topic to U.S. President Donald Trump when they meet next week. | Erdogan is set to discuss implementation of th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Erdogan-Says-US-…

Why a Russian Politician Just Called Trump 'Hitler'
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2019-11-07

| This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | Lolita C. Baldor at the Associated Press reports that Trump has been prevailed upon by the US officer corps and national security officials to authorize some 600 troops to guard the Syrian oil fields in Deir al-Zor province, in addition to the 200 already in the Tanf pocket. Kurdish troops still hold much of this Arab territory, having taken it from ISIL with US air support, and…
truthdig.com/articles/why-a-russian-poli…

UCSC Resource Centers Statement on Thirty Meter Telescope
UCSC Resource Centers | indybay.org | 2019-11-07
The UCSC Resource Centers stand in solidarity with the Native Hawaiian community in their opposition to the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai'i. This 18-story telescope will destroy sacred lands and cause substantial impact to the ecosystems of the island overall.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/06/1882791…

U.S. Congress Initiative May Launch a Political Crisis in Ukraine
Jorge Wilson | indybay.org | 2019-11-07
Ukraine's permanent cooperation with the international community makes it impossible to imagine that changes in the Ukrainian policy wouldn't affect the US and the EU foreign agenda.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/07/1882792…

Progressive Victories You May Have Missed on Election Night
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-07
There were a number of headline-grabbing victories in the November 5 election — from a Democrat winning the Kentucky governor's race to Virginia voting in a Democratic state government trifecta by flipping both the House of Delegates and the State Senate blue. But there was also a series of smaller progressive victories you might not have heard of Tuesday night, from Maine to Missouri, and Indiana to San Francisco. | Tuesday brought wins for the progressive political party, Working Families Party (WFP).
truthout.org/articles/progressive-victor…

Sanders Condemns Kentucky GOP for Threatening to Overturn Gubernatorial Election
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-07
After Kentucky's Senate president suggested the GOP-dominated legislature could ultimately determine the final outcome of the state's close gubernatorial election, Sen. Bernie Sanders Wednesday night accused Republican lawmakers of "threatening to effectively overturn the Kentucky election." | "In a democracy, we cannot allow politicians to just ov…
truthout.org/articles/sanders-condemns-k…

'I served in the war she championed!': Tulsi & The View's Behar face off in tense exchange over Clinton & 'Russian asset' smears
rt.com | 2019-11-06
Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard faced off in a fiery exchange with The View's Joy Behar after taking issue with being branded a "useful idiot" by the co-host on a previous episode of the show. | A clearly fed up Gabbard confronted the hosts who have previously maligned her as a Russian asset and "Assad apologist" over her views on the war in Syria. The anti-Gabbard media hysteria was kicked up a notch after failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also suggested she was being groomed by Moscow to run as a third party disrupter candidate. | "You are implying that I am too stupid, and too na…
rt.com/usa/472806-gabbard-view-russian-a…

U.S. domination of Middle East challenged as new alignments emerge
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-06
The fallout from the September attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil facilities is continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, sidelining old enmities–sometimes for new ones–and re-drawing traditional alliances. While Turkey's recent invasion of northern Syria is grabbing the headlines, the bigger story may be that major regional players are contemplating some historic re-alignments. After …
peoplesworld.org/article/u-s-domination-…

US congressional panel outlines next phase of dirty war on Syria: Occupy oil fields and block reconstruction
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-06
A DC foreign-policy apparatchik who oversaw Congress' Syria Study Group proclaimed that the US military "owned" one-third of Syrian territory,…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/05/us-economic-w…

Castle Black, the Syrian withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases
Nick Turse | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-06
Given Washington's penchant for Middle Eastern military missions, the likelihood of yet more U.S. bases across the region and talk of several Game of Thrones prequels still to come.
nationofchange.org/2019/11/06/castle-bla…

Over 100 Missiles against Syria: US, UK and France Committed an International War Crime Against Syria on 14 April 2018
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
It is now clear that on 14 April 2018, the three Governments of U.S., UK, and France, fired over a hundred missiles against Syria, on no more 'justification' than staged videos that had been done by those regimes' own proxy | …
globalresearch.ca/us-uk-france-committed-international-war-crime-against-syria/5694192

Turkey's Erdogan Announces Capture of Al-Baghdadi's Wife
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
The Turkish security forces captured one the wives of the former Islamic State commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, more than a week after the former terrorist leader killed himself during a raid by U.S. special forces. | RELATED: | Turkey, Russia Hold First Joint Patrol In Northeast Syria | "The United States said Baghdadi killed himself in a tunnel. They started a communication campaign about this," Erdogan said. | "But, I am announcing…
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkeys-Erdogan-…

Trump Expands War for Syrian Oil, Raising Serious Legal Questions
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-06
Following meetings with defense leaders, Trump has signaled intentions to expand his new war in Syria built on military control of oil fields.

Trump Expands War for Syrian Oil, Raising Serious Legal Questions

Syria: OPCW Whistleblowers Confirm What We Already Knew. The OPCW Suppressed Evidence Regarding alleged Chemical Weapons Attack
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
Whistleblowers have come forward revealing what many had known all along — that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had deliberately altered various reports and suppressed evidence regarding alleged chemical weapon attacks in Syria to help bolster …
globalresearch.ca/syria-opcw-whistleblowers-confirm-what-we-already-knew-the-opcw-suppressed-evidence-regarding-alleged-chemical-weapons-attack/5694146

Turkish Forces Loot Electric Power Transformers in Northeastern Syria
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-06
Forces loyal to Erdogan in the Turkish Army and accompanying terrorist groups looted electricity power generators and transformers from a number of villages and towns they infested in the Hasakah countryside. A car blew up with the invaders while they …
globalresearch.ca/erdogan-forces-loot-power-transformers-towns-they-infest/5694164

Turkey's Erdogan Announces Capture of Al-Baghdadi's Wife
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
The Turkish security forces captured one the wives of the former Islamic State commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, more than a week after the former terrorist leader killed himself during a raid by U.S. special forces. | RELATED: | Turkey, Russia Hold First Joint Patrol In Northeast Syria | "The United States said Baghdadi killed himself in a tunnel. They started a communication campaign about this," Erdogan said. | "But, I am announcing…
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkeys-Erdogan-…

Colombia's Minister of Defense Resigns After Killings
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-06
Colombian Defense Minister Guillermo Botero resigned his position on Wednesday, amid controversy over an Army bombing where eight minors were killed. The incident was hidden for months and presented as an operation in which FARC-EP dissidents died, who recently returned to arms. | RELATED: | Colombia: Defense Minister Accused of Hiding Death of 7 Minors | Botero's resignation occurs before he became the first minister of the country's history to be removed by Congress for a moti…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombias-Minist…

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and murdered indigenous women
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-06
Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.
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The GOP's Fearmongering Over Abortion Flopped in Kentucky and Virginia
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-11-06
On Tuesday night in Kentucky and Virginia, abortion was a losing issue for Republicans. | Republicans in both states went all in on the issue of abortion to save their candidates, believing that painting their Democratic opponents as proponents of "infanticide" would be enough to win. Democrats claimed victories anyway in the Kentucky gubernatorial race and in Virginia, where they now control the state House and Senate for the first time in over two decades. | In Kentucky, where just one abortion clinic remains, Attorney General Andy Beshear ousted Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, despite anti-abortion groups massivel…
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Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill to Withdraw Troops From Syria
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-05
The idea of the bill is to remove any troops in Syria that do not have Congressional approval to be there, which is all of them.

Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill to Withdraw Troops From Syria

Trump Is Right to Want to Stop Our Endless Wars, but He's the Wrong Person to Do It
Andrew J. Bacevich | thenation.com | 2019-11-05
Trump Is Right to Want to Stop Our Endless Wars, but He's the Wrong Person to Do It…
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Yemen agreement to end southern power struggle 'important step' towards peace: UN Special Envoy
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-05
The top UN official in Yemen has welcomed an agreement to end infighting between the Government and separatist allies in the south of the country, known as the Southern Transitional Council, signed on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia.
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UN policewoman recognized for 'speaking up and speaking out' on behalf of the vulnerable
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-05
At the core of peacekeeping lies the notion of shared responsibility, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, presenting this year's award for Female Police Officer of the Year, to a woman who "has made a career of speaking up and speaking out on behalf of all vulnerable populations".
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Yemeni Government Sign Peace Deal With Southern Separatists
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-05
Yemen's Saudi backed government signed Tuesday a power-sharing deal with the separatists' Southern Transitional Council (STC). The agreement was signed under the supervision of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) who welcomed it as the first consequent step to end the multifaceted war whose principal victims are civilians. | RELATED: | 2M Yemeni Children Out of School, 3.7M at Risk of Dropping Out | The deal, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, calls for the…
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Washington Democrats Recruited Colorado's John Hickenlooper for Senate Nomination Despite Looming Ethics Investigation
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-11-05
The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission is expected to release an investigative report this week into allegations that John Hickenlooper, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2020, violated state law by receiving free private jet rides and other gifts from corporations when he served as governor. While Hickenlooper has denied any wrongdoing, and last year the Denver Post editorial board said the complaint consisted of "politically motivated lies," there are fears that the investigation stands to damage Hickenlooper's chances in Colorado. | The ethics complaint, which was filed last year by former Republican stat…
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'Do your job and print his name:' Rand Paul urges media to OUT whistleblower, says they worked for Biden
rt.com | 2019-11-05
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) fired up crowds at President Donald Trump's rally in Kentucky, alleging that the Ukrainegate whistleblower's name has been an open secret. He called on the media to finally make it public. | Paul, who has represented Kentucky in the Senate since 2011, was invited on stage by President Trump during an election-eve rally in Lexington on Monday, in a bid to drum up support for Republican Governor Matt Bevin. | üö®WOWüö® @RandPaul on The Whistleblower: | "I say tonight to the media: D…
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Monday's Daily Brief: US formally announces climate accord withdrawal, young foreigners stranded in Syria, India toxic smog crisis, Ebola worker death shows frontline risks
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-04
A recap of stories this Monday: UN reaction to US Paris Agreement withdrawal; UNICEF urges repatriation of children stranded in Syria; Public health emergency in India's New Delhi; Ebola health worker death in DR Congo shows deadly risks; Guinea Bissau crisis, Security Council update; UNEP campaign targets ocean microplastics.
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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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A Call For Peace, A Demand for Justice
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-11-04
"These are broken people, in a broken city, in a broken system." Baltimore Ceasefire's Youth Ambassadors remember those who have been killed, and are pushing leaders to address the inequality and trauma that leads to violence.
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Facebook re-brands in all caps, failing to defuse internet ire over monopoly status, fake news, and privacy predation
rt.com | 2019-11-04
Facebook has rebranded as all-caps FACEBOOK in order to remind people "which company makes the products they use," inviting mockery from social media as it dodges the problems plaguing the billion-user mega-platform. | Facebook will slap the new all-caps logo in a thin-lettered typeface on its subsidiaries, while its old logo will remain the identifier for the Facebook app and social network, the social media behemoth announced on Monday. | As for the issues that have seen CEO Mark Zuckerberg hauled into Congress and raked over the coals by Facebook users? Those can wait for another day, apparently. | Also on…
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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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Turkish nationalists attack Rojava solidarity rally
ALEX | 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…
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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 …
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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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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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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

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

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,…
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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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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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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