2020-02-10: Social Media Postees

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At least 8 killed, many reported injured in car bomb blast in Syria's Afrin (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-02-10
A car bomb that exploded in Afrin, Syria has killed eight people and wounded others, according to media reports. | A video purportedly taken at the scene shows a large fire on a city street, as dark smoke billows from what appears to be the charred remains of a vehicle. | ‚ĺÔ∏èüá∏üáæ‚ĺÔ∏è #Suriye #Afrin | Afrin'de patlama meydana geldi; ya…
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It's No Big Deal that There Are Some Limits to Russia-Israel "Cooperation" in Syria
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-10
Russia's condemnation of the "Israeli Air Force's" recklessness in once again hiding behind a civilian aircraft to deter anti-air fire by the Syrian Arab Army during their latest bombing operation against Damascus isn't contradictory to the principles of the unofficial …
globalresearch.ca/no-big-deal-some-limits-russian-israeli-co-op-syria/5703255

Turkey strikes Syrian Army positions after '5 troops killed in shelling'
rt.com | 2020-02-10
Five Turkish troops were killed in the shelling of an observation post in Syria's Idlib province, Ankara has said, blaming Damascus for the attack. Turkish forces then fired on Syrian Army positions. | "Five of our troops were killed and five others were injured in the shelling by the Syrian regime," the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Monday, adding that "return fire was opened." | It's not the first shelling incident between Turkish and Syrian forces in Idlib. A week ago, six Turkish troops were killed by Syrian artillery fire in an incident that Russia said was a result of miscommunication. | The casualtie…
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Syrian Military Kills 5 Turkish Soldiers in Idlib: Turkey
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-10
The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced Monday that five of their military personnel were killed in a new attack launched by the Syrian armed forces in the northwestern province of Idlib. | RELATED: | Turkey is 'Ready to Act' Against Syrian Military in Idlib | In their statement, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said their soldiers came under attack at their observation post near the Taftanaz Base northeast of Idlib city. | Turkish military helicopters were seen arriving at the obs…
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Turkey strikes Syrian Army positions after '5 troops killed in shelling'
rt.com | 2020-02-10
Five Turkish troops were killed in the shelling of an observation post in Syria's Idlib province, Ankara has said, blaming Damascus for the attack. Turkish forces then fired on Syrian Army positions. | "Five of our troops were killed and five others were injured in the shelling by the Syrian regime," the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Monday, adding that "return fire was opened." | It's not the first shelling incident between Turkish and Syrian forces in Idlib. A week ago, six Turkish troops were killed by Syrian artillery fire in an incident that Russia said was a result of miscommunication. | The casualtie…
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Sh*t-can Perez and the DNC
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
Hooray for Bernie Sanders! He waited until he had the numbers and now he's calling it. He won Iowa! Maybe the same corporate media that have been touting Pete Buttigieg as the "presumptive winner" in the messy Iowa Caucus, now that their story is collapsing are unwilling to call it for Bernie. Sanders, in a…
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DNC in Disarray While the Sanders Campaign Gains Momentum
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
As a center of elite power, the Democratic National Committee is now floundering. Every reform it has implemented since 2016 was the result of progressive grassroots pressure. But there are limits to what DNC Chair Tom Perez is willing to accept without a knock-down, drag-out fight. And in recent weeks, he has begun to do…
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The Vengeful, Lawless, Corporate Toady Trump Explodes
Ralph Nader | zcomm.org | 2020-02-10
Trump has raised the stakes as to whether the Congress as the central institution of our government will survive his executive branch shredding of the Constitution.
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The Vengeful, Lawless, Corporate Toady Trump Explodes
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
The day after his acquittal by the Republican Party in a trial that banned witnesses, the unhinged Donald Trump gloated for over an hour on all the television networks. Trump flattered his courtiers, one by one, and fulminated against his Congressional adversaries, Hillary Clinton and ex-FBI chief James Comey. Donald Trump's speech degraded his office…
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The Vengeful, Lawless, Corporate Toady Trump Explodes
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
The day after his acquittal by the Republican Party in a trial that banned witnesses, the unhinged Donald Trump gloated for over an hour on all the television networks. Trump flattered his courtiers, one by one, and fulminated against his Congressional adversaries, Hillary Clinton and ex-FBI chief James Comey. Donald Trump's speech degraded his office…
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Could Trump's Acquittal Flip the Senate?
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
The Senate's acquittal of President Donald Trump could flip the Senate to the Democrats. That is because swing voters could be more negatively influenced by the Republican's Senate trial than the Democrats' House impeachment. Why is that? Compare each party's main critique of the other party's performance. Republicans charge the House Democrats for not proving…
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Oakland Protesters Insist Senate Trial Was a Cover-Up, Not an Exoneration
R.R. | indybay.org | 2020-02-10
After the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, protesters took to the streets in Oakland, CA.
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Lindsey Graham Seems Willing to Degrade Every US Institution to Keep Trump Happy
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-10
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Fox News' Brian Kilmeade last week "When I go to meet God at the pearly gates, I don't think he's going to ask me, 'Why didn't you convict Trump?'" He may be right about that, but only because he's likely to first be asked to explain what he did afterward. Graham has become Trump's instrument of revenge in the Senate, and he isn't making any bones about it. | Appearing on Judge Jeanine Pirro's Fox News show on Saturday night, Graham made it clear…
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Being a Democrat–Ugh
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-10
Notwithstanding the impotent Senate Minority. Not those ill-fated bills championed as victories by House Democrats only to be spurned by the upper chamber; not smug, elitist party fundraisers; not funding strategists and millionaire celebrity donors; not even bumbling Iowa Democratic …
globalresearch.ca/being-democrat/5703227

Failed Prosecutions: Donald Trump Survives the Senate
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
Never undertake a prosecution unless you have good grounds, and prospects, for a solid conviction. In the case against President Donald Trump, there was never a serious prospect that the Senate would cool sufficiently to give the Democrats the votes necessary to affirm vote of impeachment in the House. The GOP remains very much in…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/10/failed-prose…

Failed Prosecutions: Donald Trump Survives the Senate
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
Never undertake a prosecution unless you have good grounds, and prospects, for a solid conviction. In the case against President Donald Trump, there was never a serious prospect that the Senate would cool sufficiently to give the Democrats the votes necessary to affirm vote of impeachment in the House. The GOP remains very much in…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/10/failed-prose…

Could Trump's Acquittal Flip the Senate?
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
The Senate's acquittal of President Donald Trump could flip the Senate to the Democrats. That is because swing voters could be more negatively influenced by the Republican's Senate trial than the Democrats' House impeachment. Why is that? Compare each party's main critique of the other party's performance. Republicans charge the House Democrats for not proving…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/10/could-trumps…

Developing Belonging in a Time of Othering
WILPF San Jose | indybay.org | 2020-02-10
San Jose Peace and Justice Center | 48 S 7th Street | San Jose, CA 95112…
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On V-Day: Vigil for Love Not War
Friday Peace Vigil, SJPJC, and others | indybay.org | 2020-02-10
In front of Martin Luther King, Jr Library | 4th and San Fernando | San Jose, CA…
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West Virginia Legislation: The Criminalization of Peaceful Protests against Oil and Gas "Critical Infrastructure". Anti-protest Bills
Connor Gibson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-10
2020 HB 4615 | Introduced and referred to House Judiciary Committee on January 30, 2020 | ICNL analysis: | Would heighten the penalties for protests near oil and gas pipelines and other infrastructure. Under the bill, knowingly trespassing on property containing a | …
globalresearch.ca/west-virginia-oil-gas-critical-infrastructure-anti-protest-bills/5703279

Democrats vs Bernie in 2020, Repeat of 2016
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-02-10
In Iowa, Bernie won the popular vote but a corporate candidate most of us never heard of, Peter Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind (mayors of small towns do not usually run for president) supposedly won the delegate vote. Now in California, Los Angeles County voters are receiving incorrect ballots.
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Democrats vs Bernie in 2020, Repeat of 2016
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-02-10
In Iowa, Bernie won the popular vote but a corporate candidate most of us never heard of, Peter Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind (mayors of small towns do not usually run for president) supposedly won the delegate vote. Now in California, Los Angeles County voters are receiving incorrect ballots.
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Rep. Katie Porter Wants to Make It Easier for Single Moms Like Her to Serve in Congress
Marisa Agha | thenation.com | 2020-02-10
Rep. Katie Porter Wants to Make It Easier for Single Moms Like Her to Serve in Congress…
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Charles Koch's Political Operation Gears Up to Attack 2020 Democrats
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-10
Charles Koch's Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) has reported receiving nearly $6 million this quarter, bringing the total raised in 2019 to $14.16 million. AFP Action is the super PAC of the Koch political network's astroturf group: Americans for Prosperity (AFP.) | AFP Action was launched months before the 2018 midterms as "a new tool to build broad policy coalitions in Congress to help adva…
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Reps introduce New Way Forward Act to fight criminalization of immigrants
World Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-10
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Rep. Katie Porter Wants to Make It Easier for Single Moms Like Her to Serve in Congress
Marisa Agha | thenation.com | 2020-02-10
Rep. Katie Porter Wants to Make It Easier for Single Moms Like Her to Serve in Congress…
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Iowa: Where The Democrats' DNC Dreams Go to Die. Bernie, The "Trumpian Front Runner"
Brett Redmayne-Titley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-10
After months of the DNC's daily water boarding of the American public with their manufactured jurisprudence know as The Impeachment, these same political wizards of electioneering have in one day, Monday, galvanized the person they most detest. This week's political …
globalresearch.ca/iowa-where-dnc-dreams-go-die/5703243

Turkish MoD Claims Its Observation Post in Idlib Attacked by Syrian Gov't Forces
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-10
On 7 February, the Anadolu news agency reported that Turkey was moving its special forces to observation posts in the Idlib de-escalation zone. A day later, media reported that Turkish forces had built a base in the region supported by an army convoy that had arrived at the installation.
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'Thank You Nancy!' Trump Gives Shout-Out to Dems for Record Approval Rating Amid 'Impeachment Hoax'
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-10
Last week, the US Senate found President Trump not guilty of both charges in the impeachment trial – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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"Our Very Existence Is the Resistance": An Hour With the Squad
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-10
On Friday, Democracy Now! co-host Nermeen Shaikh sat down for a rare joint interview with the Squad, the group of four freshmen Democratic congresswomen who have taken Capitol Hill by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Omar and Tlaib are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Omar is a former refugee from Somalia, and Tlaib is the first female Palestinian-American member of Congress. Ayanna Pressley is the fir…
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"Our Very Existence Is the Resistance": An Hour w/ AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-10
On Friday, Democracy Now! co-host Nermeen Shaikh sat down for a rare joint interview with the Squad, the group of four freshmen Democratic congresswomen who have taken Capitol Hill by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Omar and Tlaib are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Omar is a former refugee from Somalia, and Tlaib is the first female Palestinian-American member of Congress. Ayanna Pressley is the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts. Ocasio-Cortez was just 29 years old w…
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UN dispatches humanitarian aid to war-stricken Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-10
The UN on Monday dispatched 43 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, a northwestern Syrian province torn by the years-long civil war.The trucks, with supplies to be distributed among residents in urban areas of Idlib, as well as the surrounding countryside, passed through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.Syria has been mired in a vicious civil war since early 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests.Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million others displaced, according to UN figures.Idlib falls within a d…
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Car bomb kills 4 civilians in Syria's Afrin
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-10
At least four people were killed in a car bomb attack in Afrin city of northwestern Syria on Monday, said security sources.An explosive-laden vehicle detonated in the center of the city, killing four civilians and injuring 15 others, some of whom are in critical condition, said the sources who asked not to be named for fear of reprisal.Turkey in January 2018 launched a major military offensive

Five Turkish soldiers martyred in regime attack in northwest Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-10
At least five Turkish troops were martyred and as many injured in an attack by the Assad regime forces in Syria's northwestern Idlib province on Monday, the country's National Defense Ministry said.This came after a similar attack by the regime forces last week in Idlib martyred seven Turkish soldiers and one civilian contractor working with the Turkish military, and injured more than a dozen people.The Turkish troops are in northwestern Syria, just across the Turkish border, as part of an anti-terror and peace mission.Idlib has been a stronghold of opposition and anti-government armed groups since the outbreak o…
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'No consensus with Russian delegation on Idlib yet'
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-10
Turkey's foreign minister said Monday that there had been no consensus with the visiting Russian delegation so far regarding the escalating situation in Idlib, Syria.Mevlut Cavusoglu's remarks came during a joint news conference with visiting Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Miro Cerar in the capital Ankara.He said that since the talks had failed in the first meeting on Saturday, a second session was in progress.Cavusoglu said recommendations were presented from both sides."There was an exchange of views and suggestions [on Saturday] and thus [the delegations] agreed to meet again. The Russian…
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Trump's $4.8 trillion budget likely to get thumbs-down from Congress
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-10
President Donald Trump's $4.8 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 is likely to get a chilly reception from lawmakers on Monday over its proposals to slash spending on foreign aid and social safety net programs.The White House plans to unveil the budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting on October 1 at 12: 30 p.m. eastern time, but administration officials confirmed key figures from the document over the weekend.Democrats are expected to object to the deep spending cuts on domestic programs, while some Republicans may raise concerns over debt and deficits.The budget calls for a 21 percent cut in fore…
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Turkey is 'Ready to Act' Against Syrian Military in Idlib
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-09
Turkey has sent a large number of military reinforcements to Syria's Idlib province after a Syrian military offensive resulted in heavy territorial losses for the armed groups. | RELATED: | Erdogan Threatens to Use Force Against Syrian Military in Idlib | In a statement released by Reuters on Sunday, a Turkish official confirmed the arrival of military reinforcements and said "all options are on the table." | Turkey, which already hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees, says it c…
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African Union Rejects Trump's Middle East Peace Plan
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-09
The African Union on Sunday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan for the Middle East, calling the so-called "deal of the century" an 'illegitimate' proposal. | RELATED: | 'Tim the Tusker Elephant Dies in Kenya, Among Last of Its Kind | The president of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, told the assembled heads of state that the plan published at the end of January represented a "violation of multiple resolutions of the United Nations and the African…
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Protesters leave British Museum after two-day action over BP sponsorship
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-09
Protests at the British Museum have ended after more than 50 hours amid a row over oil company BP's sponsorship of a Troy exhibition.Climate activists BP Or Not BP? occupied the Great Court inside the museum on Saturday night, where they covered themselves in plaster as part of a "theatrical protest".Around 60 people took part in the action, in which they created a structure out of their body parts for a piece called Monument.Greenpeace protesters inside the British Museum (Jonathan Brady/PA)Activists left at about 10.30am on 9 February. The action started at 7.30am on 7 February when a 13ft-high Trojan horse was…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/02/09/protesters-leave-british-museum-after-two-day-action-over-bp-sponsorship/

Thousands protest in Morocco against Donald Trump's plans for the Middle East
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-09
Thousands of people have marched in Morocco's capital to protest against US President Donald Trump's so-called peace plan for the Middle East.Demonstrators also oppose what they see as the Moroccan Government's lenient position toward it.Political leaders from Islamists to left-wing figures took part in the march through Rabat alongside union members, activists and members of civil society groups.Women chant slogans during the demonstration in Rabat (Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP)Palestinian flags and chants animated the scene as protesters criticised the Trump-led initiative.The marchers also expressed frustration with Mor…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/02/09/thousands-protest-in-morocco-against-donald-trumps-plans-for-the-middle-east/

Evo Morales Calls for National Reconciliation in Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-09
The leader of the Movement to Socialism (MAS) in Bolivia, Evo Morales, called for Bolivians on Saturday to preserve peace and prevent violence in the Andean country. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Coup-Born Regime Arrests Socialist Lawmaker Torrico | "The existence of paramilitary or shock groups that attempt prevent the integrity of Bolivians should not be tolerated," Morales wrote from his Twitter account. | The legitimate president of Bolivia pointed out that in the midst of the dif…
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Israel's "Peace Camp" Flirts with Oblivion
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-09
For Israel's so-called peace camp, the past 12 months of general elections

Thousands protest in Morocco against Donald Trump's plans for the Middle East
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-09
Thousands of people have marched in Morocco's capital to protest against US President Donald Trump's so-called peace plan for the Middle East.Demonstrators also oppose what they see as the Moroccan Government's lenient position toward it.Political leaders from Islamists to left-wing figures took part in the march through Rabat alongside union members, activists and members of civil society groups.Women chant slogans during the demonstration in Rabat (Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP)Palestinian flags and chants animated the scene as protesters criticised the Trump-led initiative.The marchers also expressed frustration with Mor…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/02/09/thousands-protest-in-morocco-against-donald-trumps-plans-for-the-middle-east/

Kuwait's Parliament Speaker Throws Trump's Peace Plan in the Dustbin
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-09
Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim throws US president Donald Trump Mideast peace plan in the dustbin during the 30th emergency conference of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (AIU) held in the Jordanian capital, Amman. | (Source: AFP)…
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US Warns Israel Against 'Unilateral' West Bank Annexation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-09
United States Ambassador David Friedman to Israel warned the country Sunday not to declare sovereignty over the occupied West Bank without Washington's consent, opposing calls for immediate action by ultra-nationalists within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition. | RELATED: | Draft UN Resolution Condemns Trump Middle East 'Peace' Plan | With Defence Minister Naftali Bennett and other ultra-nationalists urging an immediate cabinet vote on sovereignty in the occupied West Bank…
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Protesters leave British Museum after two-day action over BP sponsorship
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-09
Protests at the British Museum have ended after more than 50 hours amid a row over oil company BP's sponsorship of a Troy exhibition.Climate activists BP Or Not BP? occupied the Great Court inside the museum on Saturday night, where they covered themselves in plaster as part of a "theatrical protest".Around 60 people took part in the action, in which they created a structure out of their body parts for a piece called Monument.Greenpeace protesters inside the British Museum (Jonathan Brady/PA)Activists left at about 10.30am on 9 February. The action started at 7.30am on 7 February when a 13ft-high Trojan horse was…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/02/09/protesters-leave-british-museum-after-two-day-action-over-bp-sponsorship/

FMLN Approves Resolution in Response to Crisis in El Salvador
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-09
The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) expressed through a resolution issued Sunday its rejection towards the recent constitutional violations committed by current President Nayib Bukele. | RELATED: | Salvadoran President Orders Militarization Around Congress | During the most recent convention, called "Building a Future from the Bases of the FMLN," the leftist party denounced the political crisis in El Salvador due to the irresponsible management of the president, wh…
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Salvadoran President Orders Militarization Around Congress
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-09
As tension between El Salvador's Executive and Legislative powers boil up, President Nayib Bukele ordered military personnel to stand guard around Congress' building in the capital city San Salvador. | RELATED: | El Salvador President Threatens Parliament to Obtain $109m Loan | This comes as lawmakers decided to not meet on Sunday at 09: 00 am local…
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Bloomberg Surrogates Have Seats on DNC Rules Committees
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-09
This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge. | As the Democratic National Committee establishes procedures for the Democratic presidential nominating process, two members of DNC rules committees simultaneously work on the campaign of former New York Mayor Michael Bloo…
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DNC in disarray while the Sanders campaign gains momentum
Norman Solomon | nationofchange.org | 2020-02-08
The glaring subtext of all this is the now-frantic effort to find some candidate who can prevent Sanders from becoming the party's nominee at the national convention in July.
nationofchange.org/2020/02/08/dnc-in-dis…