2020-02-02: Social Media Postees

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Generals, Princes, and Black Snakes
James Lamont | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-02
Damn The Man, Damn The Empire (January 16th) In 2012 Barack Obama was reelected following the disastrous US-led war on Libya that he began without approval from Congress, and two years after the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, without trial, inside a sovereign nation. In 2011 Obama also came out with this progressive chestnut: "Unlike …
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In Wake of Trump-Netanyahu Proposal, Palestinian Authority Cuts Ties With US
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-02
The Palestinian Authority, which governs the occupied West Bank, announced on Saturday that it would act immediately to cut ties with the U.S. after President Donald Trump unveiled a so-called peace plan that effectively allows Israel carte blanche to continue the occupation and theft of Palestinian land. | "We've informed the Israeli side … that there will be no relations at all with them and the United States including security ties," Authority president Mahmoud Abbas told members of the A…
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Trump's 'deal of the century' contradicts UN resolutions – Kremlin
rt.com | 2020-02-02
Moscow doubts the viability of the new peace plan for the Middle East recently unveiled by Donald Trump, as it is incompatible with UN decisions on the matter and does not sit well with the Arab world. | "It's plain enough that some of this plan's provisions do not fully correspond to the relevant resolutions by the UN Security Council," presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Rossiya-1 channel. | His remarks appear to be the Kremlin's first official response to the US proposal. | "We see the reaction of the Palestinians, we see the reaction of a number of Arab states that are rejecting this plan in solidari…
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Minneapolis protests anti Palestine "Deal of Century," racist travel bans
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-02
Minneapolis, MN – On January 31, 40 people protested at the Minneapolis Federal Building to stand in solidarity with Palestine. The MN Anti-War Committee and Women Against Military Madness called this emergency response protest after President Trump's announcement of his 'peace' plan which he wants to impose on Palestine. The protest's message was clear: the "Deal of the Century" proposed by Trump and Netanyahu is a sham and part of an expanding apartheid against the Palestinian people. There can be no deal without the Palestinian right to return, the Palestinian right to exist, and the return of Jerusalem to Pal…
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Senate Conducts Another U.S. Trial Where Racism Decides the Outcome
Max Elbaum | zcomm.org | 2020-02-02
It's no accident that on the same day the Senate voted not to hear any witnesses in its sham impeachment trial the Trump administration announced it was adding six countries, including Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, to its restrictive travel ban…
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The DNC's Move to Accommodate Bloomberg Stirs Outrage in Iowa
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2020-02-02
The DNC's Move to Accommodate Bloomberg Stirs Outrage in Iowa…
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At Least 200 Turkish Military Vehicles Cross Syrian Border – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-02
The situation in the region remains tense, as the Syrian Arab Army continues its campaign against jihadists in Idlib Province, the last big stronghold of anti-government militants in the country.
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US Congressmen Reportedly Warn British MPs of 'Catastrophic' Cost of Allowing Huawei in UK's 5G
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-02
On 28 January, following a meeting of the UK's National Security Council (NSC) with security advisors and officials, London announced that it would allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to take part in building 5G infrastructure across Great Britain, although in a limited capacity – a move that purportedly frustrated American officials.
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'#DemocratCivilWar': Twitterstorm as Trump Claims Bloomberg Paying DNC 'to Rig' Vote Against Bernie
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-02
As the primary season is now kicking off, the DNC is reportedly eyeing ways to downplay the potential results of top-running Democratic candidates at the party convention, amid a broad advert campaign financed from one of the candidate's, media mogul Mike Bloomerg's, pocket.
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Russia questions feasibility of US peace plan for Middle East
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-02
A Middle East peace plan presented by U.S. President Donald Trump contravenes several United Nations resolutions, Russian news agencies cited a Kremlin spokesman as saying on Sunday, questioning the plan's feasibility.The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the United States and Israel, including those relating to security, after rejecting the Middle East peace plan put forward by Trump."We see the reaction from the Palestinians, we see the reaction of a wide range of Arab states which have sided with the Palestinians in rejecting the plan. This, obviously, makes one think about its feasibility," Dmitry P…
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UN chief 'deeply concerned' by military escalation in northwest Syria
news.un.org | 2020-02-01
The UN Secretary-General has called for an immediate cessation of hostilities in northwest Syria.
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Western Imperialism Stokes Resistance
Eric Walberg | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-01
Tim Anderson's Axis of Resistance: Towards an Independent Middle East takes on the leftist position of 'a plague on all your houses'. Yassin Al-Haj Saleh, 'the intellectual voice of the Syrian revolution' (for westerners), presents a bleak portrait of "three monsters … treading on Syria's corpse": (1) the Assad regime and its allies, (2) DAESH/ISIS …
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Senate rejects witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, setting the stage for acquittal
wsws.org | 2020-02-01
The Democrats, refusing to oppose Trump on the basis of his real crimes, sought to use impeachment to settle differences over foreign policy.
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Trump and Subservient GOP Expose Failure of American Exceptionalism
Randall Amster | commondreams.org | 2020-02-01
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill after returning from the White House on January 02, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Object-lesson in ruling class privilege? Democrats ditch donor threshold for primary debates so Bloomberg can participate
rt.com | 2020-02-01
The Democratic National Committee is loosening its debate qualifying criteria, opening the door to billionaire establishment darling Michael Bloomberg and angering candidates that had been excluded from prior events. | The same DNC that has held fast to its rules while one candidate after another complained about the seemingly arbitrary means of deciding which polls would count toward a qualifying threshold has opted to discard its individual donor requirement starting with the February debate. The rule had prevented former New York Mayor and billionaire media mogul Bloomberg from joining the previous forums.
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DNC Showing Its True Colors (Again)
Tom Weis | commondreams.org | 2020-02-01
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during an event to open a campaign office at Eastern Market in Detroit, Michigan, on December 21, 2019. (Photo: Jeff Kowalski/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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DNC Insiders Plot Return of Superdelegates to Stop Sanders at Convention
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-01
As the first contests of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary draw near and Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to rise in polling, a small group of party insiders are considering making a bid to reverse a rule change won by progressives and allow the establishment to pick a candidate. | That's according to reporting from Politico Friday night which claims a cadre of Democratic National Committee (DNC) insiders are plotting to return superdelegates–unelected party officials and elites–t…
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Cadre of DNC Insiders Plot Return of Super Delegates to Stop Sanders at Convention
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-01
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Wealthy Gulf States Plan to Spend Big to Coax Syria Away from Iran
Agha Hussain | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-31
In the first of a three-part series, Agha Hussein investigates efforts by wealthy Gulf Arab countries to ply post-war Syria away from Iran by investing heavily in its post-war reconstruction.
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Headlines for January 31, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-31
Senate Poised to Acquit President Trump in Impeachment Trial, World Health Organization Declares International Public Health Emergency, U.S. Special Envoy Warns of International Crisis in Idlib, Syria, Britain Formally Withdrawing from European Union Tonight, Pentagon Deploys 1st Low-Yield Nuclear Warhead-Armed Submarine, Trump Admin Poised to Loosen Restrictions on Use of Landmines, Human Rights Groups Condemn Mexico for Crackdown on Central American Migrants, Mexican Butterfly Conservationist Found Dead, Bolivia's Movement for Socialism Candidate Luis Arce Returns to Bolivia, U.S. Pushes EU to End Ban on Chemic…
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More Than 350,000 Flee Violence In Northwestern Syria: UN
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-31
Almost 390,000 people have fled from their homes in northwestern Syria in the past two months due to violence, the United Nations said Thursday. | RELATED: | Syrian Forces Advance Inside Idlib and Aleppo Provinces | The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the latest displacements took place between 1 December and 27 January, as many people left southern Idlib and western Aleppo provinces, "mostly escaping hostilities…
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Two Wings, Four Despotisms
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
Republican Tyranny, Orange Menace Democracy is trumped in the United States by multiple, overlapping, interrelated and mutually reinforcing forms of despotism. The Trump administration and the Trumpified Republican Party, backed by a cult-like base, embody a creepy, neofascistic variant of the disease. The Republican White House and Senate are currently conducting a tasteless tutorial in…
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Trump's Annexation Scheme: A Stake in the Heart of the Moribund Two-State Solution and Peace
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-31
Since no-peace/peace plans first surfaced in the 1970s, the US and Israel supported Palestinian self-determination in name only. | Both countries opposed the idea since Israel seized Palestinian territory not stolen in 1948. | A two-state solution was theoretically possible years earlier, …
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House Votes to Rein in Trump's Iran War Powers While Ending Endless Wars
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-01-31
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Dead on Arrival: Dissecting Trump's Vision for the Future of Palestine
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-31
What used to be an idea expressed by only the most extreme right-wing Zionists, namely ridding Israel of its Palestinian citizens, is now part of a "peace" plan and has been given the rubber stamp of the United States government, writes Miko Peled.
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Massive Rejection of Trump's Plan in Palestine, Jordan, Yemen
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-31
Thousands of Palestinians held numerous demonstrations on the first Friday following the announcement of the so-called "Deal of the Century" promoted by the U.S. President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | Palestinian Leaders Taking Steps to Topple Trump's 'Peace Plan' | From Gaza to the West Bank, people protested energetically against what they called "an aparthei…
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Palestinians around the world reject Trump's 'fraud of the century'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-01-31
Palestinians have responded to US President Donald Trump's peace plan with a resounding "no," expressing their frustrations with what they have dubbed as the "fraud of the century." From social media to the streets, Palestinians in the occupied territory and in the diaspora have rejected Trump's vision for the region, criticizing the plan for granting […] | Source…
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"Balfouristans" for Bibi: "Apartheid" Isn't an Insult, It's a Blueprint
Richard Eskow | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
The image on the left is from a map Donald Trump tweeted out with the label, "Vision For Peace: Conceptual Map/The Future of Palestine." The one on the right shows the "Bantustans" created by apartheid-era South Africa in 1970, a move designed to pen the country's black citizens into impoverished "homelands." Any questions? These maps…
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Trump's 'peace plan' gives the go-ahead to Israel's biggest land grab in decades
Tom Anderson | thecanary.co | 2020-01-31
Donald Trump's ' plan for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict' is catastrophic for Palestinians. One major problem is that it gives the green-light to Israeli politicians' long-held plans to annex the Jordan Valley. | The Jordan Valley, which includes the Dead Sea region, makes up a third of the occupie…
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To Keep the Rohingya Alive
J.B. Gerald | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-31
The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish.

Dead on Arrival: Dissecting Trump's Vision for the Future of Palestine
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-31
What used to be an idea expressed by only the most extreme right-wing Zionists, namely ridding Israel of its Palestinian citizens, is now part of a "peace" plan and has been given the rubber stamp of the United States government, writes Miko Peled.
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Palestinians around the world reject Trump's 'fraud of the century'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-01-31
Palestinians have responded to US President Donald Trump's peace plan with a resounding "no," expressing their frustrations with what they have dubbed as the "fraud of the century." From social media to the streets, Palestinians in the occupied territory and in the diaspora have rejected Trump's vision for the region, criticizing the plan for granting […] | Source…
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Omar Baddar on Israel/Palestine 'Peace' Plan, Rainey Reitman on Greenwald Persecution
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-01-31
MP3 Link This week on CounterSpin: It is strange to think that you could create a plan to shape the relationship between two entities, in consultation with one but not the other, and then not just declare it, yourself, a "win-win," but also say to the unconsulted party, "You better take it, or else." Yet …
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It's Not Just Trump: Why the Next President Should Pledge to Weaken the Presidency
David Schultz | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
The American presidency is too powerful. That is what the Senate impeachment trial and the 2020 presidential election should be about. Instead, masking this deeper constitutional problem is Donald Trump and his personal abuses of power. Yet these abuses of power are not simply the product of one errant person, but part of a longer…
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It's Not Just Trump: Why the Next President Should Pledge to Weaken the Presidency
David Schultz | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
The American presidency is too powerful. That is what the Senate impeachment trial and the 2020 presidential election should be about. Instead, masking this deeper constitutional problem is Donald Trump and his personal abuses of power. Yet these abuses of power are not simply the product of one errant person, but part of a longer…
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Inappropriate, Not Impeachable: Key GOP Senator's "Astonishing" Statement Clears Way for Acquittal
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-31
The Republican-led Senate appears poised to acquit President Trump as early as today in his historic impeachment trial. On Thursday night, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee announced he would vote against calling witnesses. Alexander said it was "inappropriate" for Trump to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival, but he went on to say "there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the United States Constitution's high bar for an impeachable offense." Democrats need four Republican senators to support calling for witnesses, bu…
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Senate Republicans Ignore Overwhelming Public Support for Witnesses
commondreams.org | 2020-01-31
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Senate votes down Democrats' witness demand in Trump impeachment trial
rt.com | 2020-01-31
The Republican-majority Senate has rejected Democrats' demand for additional witnesses in the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump, paving the way for the likely acquittal verdict expected sometime next week. | Senators voted 51-49 not to call on more witnesses beyond the 18 that testified in the proceedings led by the House Democrats last year. | Two Republicans, Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah), joined the Democrats in calling for additional witnesses

The Expected No-Witness Vote Shouldn't Surprise Us. Conservatives Want a King
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-31
Senate Republicans on Friday lined up behind President Trump, poised to protect him from witness testimony in his impeachment trial, a development that is neither surprising nor particularly difficult to understand. Most of the popular explanations, though, fail to explore the underlying dynamics of conservativism. As a result, the Senate's apparent willingness to engage in a cover-up is seen as an aberration or low point for the Republican Party, rather than as a coherent expression of their…
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Stand Up America Decries Senate Republicans For Blocking Witnesses, Holding Sham Trial
commondreams.org | 2020-01-31
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Do Not Light That Fuse DNC
Kathleen Wallace | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
Recent leaked audio indicates that Donald Trump feared Hillary Clinton opting for Bernie Sanders as her VP choice in the last election cycle. This alone should create a situation that would cause the DNC to realize the viability of a Sanders candidacy this time around, but obviously a win for their "team" is not the…
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The Open Letter and the DNC
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
Strange times, strange times. Within days of the leading lights of the American left penning an open letter arguing that the political imperative of removing Donald Trump from office is so great that 'any blue will do' Tom Perez, the head of the DNC, was caught stacking Democratic Convention committees with the same centrists and…
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'A Crisis for Democracy': Senate Votes Against Hearing From Witnesses
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-31
"Trump's defenders are saying that our Constitution does not apply to the powerful few." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Roaming Charges: The Steal of the Century
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-31
An impeached president meeting in the White House with a Prime Minister indicted for corruption and bribery to pitch a giant land swindle in the Middle East, which they market to a gullible press as a "peace plan." Is there a more precise image for the current state of our political condition?
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Hillary Clinton dodges attempt to serve her with Tulsi Gabbard's defamation lawsuit…twice
rt.com | 2020-01-30
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has twice rebuffed efforts to serve her with Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard's "Russian asset" defamation lawsuit, even using the Secret Service to fend off the paperwork. | Secret Service agents first barred the process server from Clinton's Chappaqua, New York home on Tuesday, directing them to her lawyer, David Kendall, in Washington, DC, Gabbard's own attorney Brian Dunne told the New York Post on Wednesday. When they attempted to serve the lawsuit the following day at Kendall's firm, Williams & Connolly, however, the lawyer insisted he was unable…
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D.C. anti-Trump protests: Silent vigil demands Senate witnesses
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-30
WASHINGTON–When it comes to campaigning for Senate conviction of GOP President Donald Trump on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, demonstrators in D.C. had two separate objectives. Demonstrators staged a silent protest in the atrium of the largest senatorial office building. That group included busloads of people from Chicago and elsewhere, as well as …
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General strike in Gaza, protests rage against Trump's 'deal of the century'
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-30
Palestinians waged a general strike in the besieged Gaza Strip Jan. 29 as protests continued to rage against the "dismal" Middle East peace plan announced by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday. His so-called "deal of the century" has been met by global condemnation with international governments and progressives branding it as "shameful" and unworkable. …
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Trump's "Deal of the Century" Will Not Bring Peace: That was the Plan for the US and Israel
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-30
Much of Donald Trump's long-trailed "deal of the century" came as no surprise. Over the past 18 months, Israeli officials had leaked many of its details. The so-called Vision for Peace unveiled on Tuesday simply confirmed that the US government has publicly adopted the long-running consensus in Israel: that it is entitled to keep permanently …
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What's New About Trump's Mideast 'Peace' Plan? Only the Blunt Crudity of Its Racism
Saree Makdisi | thenation.com | 2020-01-30
What's New About Trump's Mideast 'Peace' Plan? Only the Blunt Crudity of Its Racism.
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Find unity 'to halt Libya's senseless unraveling', UN envoy urges Security Council
news.un.org | 2020-01-30
The top UN official in Libya on Thursday expressed his "deep anger and disappointment" over intensifying conflict in Libya despite a high-level summit held in the German capital of Berlin earlier this month, that set out measures to de-escalate fighting and put the divided country back on a path towards peace.
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