2019-11-09: News Headlines

Victor Grossman (2019-11-09). The Wall and General Pyrrhus. mronline.org A stern, history-based evaluation awakens doubts that, despite the paeans in the world media, the fall of the Berlin Wall was not purely a peaceful revolution, a choice of freedom by the masses, another successful victory for freedom and justice as in past centuries. | Source

Staff (2019-11-09). Democrats Should Abandon the Third-Party "Spoiler" Argument. truthout.org With the 2020 presidential primaries in full swing, a common narrative in U.S. politics has resurfaced. Recently, former Secretary of State and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton suggested on the podcast " Campaign HQ" that current Democratic candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is part of Russian…

Steven Sahiounie (2019-11-09). Geneva Is Key to Syria's Recovery. globalresearch.ca The political solution to the Syrian conflict is the task at hand for the constitutional committee that has been meeting in Geneva since October 30. The co-chairs are Ahmad Kuzbari from the Syrian government and Hadi Albahra from the opposition. …

South Front (2019-11-09). Video: Russia Setting Up Military Bases Across Northeastern Syria. To Undermine US Mission to Appropriate Syria's Oil? globalresearch.ca Syrian and Russian warplanes carried out more than 40 airstrikes on militants' positions in southern Idlib, northern Lattakia and southwestern Aleppo. According to pro-government sources, the resumed airstrikes were a response to the recent offensive actions by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham …

Mark Taliano (2019-11-09). The War on Syria was Pre-Planned. ISIS Was Financed by the US and its Allies. globalresearch.ca How do we know that the War on Syria was pre-planned by imperial powers? Consider the following: | . | . | . | Still not convinced? Check out this admission from the former Minister of Foreign Affairs for President Mitterand. | General Flynn admitted …

WSWS (2019-11-09). Democratic Socialists of America "International Committee" denounces "reckless" withdrawal of US troops from Syria. wsws.org The response of the DSA to Trump's announced troop withdrawals from Syria is indistinguishable from that of the Democratic Party and Trump's critics within the military and intelligence apparatus.

Canadian Peace Congress (2019-11-09). Defeating the US / EU / NATO Axis of Domination: A Global De-Colonial Imperative. globalresearch.ca The Canadian Peace Congress, in cooperation with a number of local peace and anti-imperialist organizations, is pleased to announce the upcoming tour of Ajamu Baraka from November 11-16, 2019. During his visit, Mr. Baraka will visit five urban centres across …

UCSC Resource Centers (2019-11-09). 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.

Staff (2019-11-09). "Lord, Let Your Arm Strengthen Trump": A Televangelist Is on White House Payroll. truthout.org Then the Lord said to me, 'The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries, and the delusions of their own minds.' | — Jeremiah 14: 14 | The latest bright idea from Donald Trump's increasingly desperate congressional Republican defenders? Blame the entire Ukraine fiasco on Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland and acting W…

Jorge Wilson (2019-11-09). 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.

Jeff Ernsthausen and Justin Elliott (2019-11-09). Billionaires keep benefiting from a tax break to help the poor. Now, Congress wants to investigate. nationofchange.org "The Opportunity Zone program has been troubled from the start."

Ed Rampell (2019-11-08). 'Poisoning Paradise': Pierce Brosnan 007 hunts down agrichemical villains. peoplesworld.org James Bond has clashed with bad guys like Dr. No, Goldfinger and Spectre's Ernst Stavro Blofeld. In Poisoning Paradise, 007 meets the ultimate Bond villain: Biotech companies such as Monsanto and DuPont, whose pesticides and GMO experimental projects are turning people into lab rats at Kauai. This Hawaiian island just so happens to be the …

Andrew Levine (2019-11-08). What Rises to the Level of Impeachability? counterpunch.org What is impeachable is whatever the House and Senate say is impeachable. According to any remotely plausible reading of a Constitution that all sides claim to regard as the supreme authority on the matter, there is no principled way to gainsay their judgment; they are, for all practical purposes, more infallible than the Pope. More

Staff (2019-11-08). 'Massacre' of Indigenous Leaders in Colombia Is Result of Broken Peace Agreement. therealnews.com Yet another massacre of indigenous leaders in Colombia has sparked outrage across the country, as the right-wing government of President Ivan Duque faces increasing challenges to his already weakened leadership.

Judy Greenspan (2019-11-08). Oakland teachers and parents condemn police brutality. workers.org Oct. 28 — At a vigil called by the Oakland Education Association, parents, teachers and community members denounced police brutality against demonstrators protesting school closures and consolidations. During a loud but peaceful protest Oct. 23 at an Oakland School Board meeting, Oakland city police and some of the school district's . . . | Continue reading Oakland teachers and parents condemn police brutality at Workers.org

Staff (2019-11-08). Bannon Says Stone Was Trump Campaign Link to WikiLeaks. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's campaign viewed Roger Stone as an "access point" to WikiLeaks and tried to use him to get advanced word about hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton that the anti-secrecy group released during the 2016 presidential race, a former top presidential adviser testified Friday. | In reluctant testimony, former campaign CEO Steve Bannon told a federal court that Stone, on trial for lying to Congress and witness tampering, had boasted about his ties to WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, alert…

Patrick Howlett-Martin (2019-11-08). Repatriate the Children of the Jihad. counterpunch.org "Listen! If all must suffer to pay for the eternal harmony, what have children to do with it, tell me, please? … And if it is really true that they must share responsibility for all their fathers' crimes, such a truth is not of this world and is beyond my comprehension. Some jester will say, More

Janice Kortkamp (2019-11-08). Syria: Where Have All the "Professional" Journalists Gone? globalresearch.ca I'm in Homs on my sixth visit to this vibrant city since May 2016 as an independent, self-funded activist and social media amateur journalist. | Since peace and stability have been restored and life is returning, the "professional news media" is …

UNACpeace (2019-11-08). Syria: "U.S. Get Out!" globalresearch.ca The United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) stands in solidarity with the long-suffering people of Syria. We oppose all foreign occupation of Syrian territory. Syria belongs to the Syrians. | The current Turkish incursion into northern Syria is in violation of Syrian …

teleSUR (2019-11-08). UN-Sponsored Syrian Peace Talks to Reconvene on November 25. telesurenglish.net A U.N. envoy concluded an opening round of talks on the political future of Syria on Friday meant to bring political reconciliation after 8-1/2 years of war, saying they went better than expected and would reconvene later this month. | RELATED: | Erdogan Says US is Not Fulfilling Agreement to Withdraw Kurds | Acknowledging that discussions were sometimes "very painful" Geir Pedersen said the delegates to the Constitutional Committee from the government, opposition and civil soci…

United Nations (2019-11-08). Hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk in Syria amid ongoing violence in northeast and northwest. un.org Almost daily violence targeting built-up areas and health facilities in Syria continues to threaten the lives of civilians there, UN rights experts and humanitarians said on Friday.

WSWS (2019-11-08). US seizure of oil fields escalates tensions in Syria. wsws.org Russia has issued a warning that it will not cooperate with US forces in the region, raising the threat of a military clash.

Mark Fiore (2019-11-08). Jeff Sessions for Senate! progressive.org This man should not be allowed to walk the streets, let alone run for Senate.

Peter Koenig (2019-11-08). China's Vision for the Future: "Give Peace a Chance" globalresearch.ca China's vision for the future is "Give Peace a Chance". It is also the title of one of John Lennon's most prominent songs. It became the anthem for the anti-war movement, at the time of the US-waged war against Vietnam. …

PCHR (2019-11-08). 82nd GMR: IOF Shot and Injured 104 Palestinian Civilians, Including 43 Children, a Woman and a Paramedic. imemc.org The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): 104 Palestinian civilians, including 43 children, a woman and a paramedic, were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces' (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 82nd Great March of Return (GMR), this Friday, 08 November 2019. This week, IOF continued the use of …

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-11-08). Democratic Congressman Criticizes Israel After Visit to West Bank. imemc.org Following a visit to the occupied West Bank, U.S. Democratic Congressman Andy Levin, earlier this week, criticized Israel for repeatedly demolishing Palestinian homes in a small village that has been rebuilt numerous times, WAFA reported.

Staff (2019-11-08). "We Can't Afford to Wait for the DNC": Why Black Lawmakers Organized an Environmental Justice Forum. democracynow.org The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice takes place tonight in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where six presidential candidates will take to the stage at South Carolina State University. African-American communities and people of color on the frontlines in South Carolina have been fighting for justice in the face of extreme environmental racism for years. We host a roundtable with local leaders and environmental justice advocates to talk about the significance of the event, the issues their communities face and the 2020 candidates' platforms on environmental justice. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, president o…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-11-08). Pentagon Claims US Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Govt Official Who Tries to Take Control of Syrian Oil. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Conn Hallinan (2019-11-08). Middle East: a Complex Re-alignment. counterpunch.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 More

United Nations (2019-11-07). Thursday's Daily Brief: DR Congo warlord sentenced, Iraq protest latest, UN food outlook report, Syrian humanitarian update, tech and the food chain. un.org A recap of Thursday's UN News stories: 'Terminator' warlord handed 30-year sentence; UN chief calls for 'meaningful dialogue' in Iraq; Disease slashes global meat output; Hostilities in northeast Syria a grave concern; and how the Montreal Protocol is impacting the food chain.

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…

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

United Nations (2019-11-07). UN peacekeepers warn of increasing global challenges. un.org Organized crime, breakdowns in law and order, and attacks by extremists, are examples of the challenges faced by UN peacekeepers, the Security Council was told on Wednesday, during a briefing by senior UN Police Commissioners, and UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix.

teleSUR (2019-11-07). Trump's Lawyer Waged Campaign Against Envoy to Ukraine: Probe. telesurenglish.net A top United States diplomat told congressional investigators that President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani conducted a "campaign full of lies" against the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine before she was recalled from her post, according to a transcript of his testimony released Thursday. | RELATED: | US Envoy to EU Confirms Ukraine Quid Pro Quo in New Testimony | Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent told the Trump impeachment inquiry that he was also subject to atta…

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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 …

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…

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.

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