Daily Archives: January 2, 2020

2020-01-02: News Headlines

Bouthaina Shaaban (2020-01-03). Video: US Sanctions and the Caesar Act, Oil and Gas, Chemical Weapons, and the Syrian Response. globalresearch.ca The Caesar Act is one of the main topics discussed by the Media and Political Advisor in the Syrian Presidency Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban in a thorough must watch and learn from interview with Kamal Khalaf of Al-Mayadeen News channel. | Dr. …

Staff (2020-01-02). "The Genocidal Regime Is Still in Power": Assad Forces Push into Idlib, Last Rebel Stronghold. democracynow.org The United Nations says a quarter of a million people have fled the Russian-backed Syrian government offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib. Aid groups are now warning the offensive in Idlib could become the worst humanitarian crisis in the nine-year war in Syria. Nearly 200,000 Syrian civilians have fled toward the Turkish border as Syrian government ground troops advance into Idlib, the last major rebel-held territory, where about 3 million people live. Displaced civilians have sought refuge in several camps along the border, where they struggle with harsh winter conditions, flooding and mud due to hea…

Staff (2020-01-02). Could a "New Civil War" Erupt in Iraq as U.S. and Iran Fight for Influence in the Country? democracynow.org In Iraq, Iran-backed militia members withdrew from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone on Wednesday after being tear-gassed by American security forces. Their withdrawal ended a tense standoff that began Tuesday when militia members broke through the embassy's reception area chanting "Death to America" while thousands rallied outside to protest a slew of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that killed at least 24 members of the Iranian-backed militia Kata'ib Hezbollah. The U.S. airstrikes came after an American contractor was killed in a rocket attack in Kirkuk, Iraq, Friday. The embassy withdr…

RT (2020-01-02). India PM Modi points finger at Pakistan over 'persecution' of minorities as he defends new citizenship law. rt.com India's PM Narendra Modi has attacked critics of his country's new law, which helps some minorities attain citizenship, saying the focus should be on the "activities of Pakistan," which he accused of persecuting religious groups. | Speaking at a rally on Thursday, the leader did not mince his words for the opposition or for his country's ach-rival, Pakistan, and vigorously defended the new law. Modi flatly accused India's main opposition party —the Indian National Congress (INC)— of attacking the country's legislature and vulnerable refugees, urging it to find a target for criticism elsewhere. | "Pak…

Thomas L. Knapp (2020-01-02). Iraq: America's Other "Longest War" globalresearch.ca As the calendar prepared to flip from 2019 to 2020, protesters stormed the US embassy in Baghdad. As I write this, the action — a response to US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria which killed at least 25 and …

Aaron Maté (2020-01-02). OPCW leaks expose 'criminal' Syria cover-up — and US media is silent. thegrayzone.com The US media continues to ignore one of 2019's top scandals: a cover-up inside the OPCW, the world's top chemical…

Staff (2020-01-02). Rojava's Revolution Begins in the Classroom. truthout.org From the start of the Rojava revolution in 2012, the Syrian regime has maintained control of a small area of the regional capital, Qamishli. Symbolic of its ongoing power and threat of return, members of the Syrian regime forces patrol what is called "security square," or the Christian quarter. On the roundabout just outside the square stands a statue of President Bashar al-Assad set against the backdrop of the Syrian flag, with posters of martyrs who have died fighting for the regime. | At the next roundabout in the part of…

Staff (2020-01-02). Headlines for January 2, 2020. democracynow.org Iranian-Backed Militia Withdraws After Standoff at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Reports: 9 Civilians Killed in Syrian Government Strike on School in Idlib, Wildfires Rage in Australia; Floods Kill 16 in Indonesia, Tens of Thousands Protest in Hong Kong on New Year's Day, Thousands March in Santiago, Chile, Against Austerity on New Year's Day, French Rail Workers' Strike Now Longest Since 1968, Netanyahu Asks Parliament for Immunity in Corruption Cases, 16 People Killed in Prison Riot in Zacatecas, Mexico, Pope Francis Condemns Violence Against Women in New Year's Day Speech, Scores of New Laws Take Effect Across the…

Carla Stea (2020-01-02). Syria and the Politicization of Human Rights: Double Vetoes and Paralysis at the UN Security Council. globalresearch.ca "The current situation in Syria is precisely caused by the erroneous actions of some countries. It is these countries that should really reflect on and answer the series of questions before us. If they really care about the Syrian people …

Staff (2020-01-02). Could a New Civil War Erupt in Iraq as the US and Iran Vie for Influence? truthout.org In Iraq, Iran-backed militia members withdrew from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone on Wednesday after being tear-gassed by American security forces. Their withdrawal ended a tense standoff that began Tuesday when militia members broke through the embassy's reception area chanting "Death to America" while thousands rallied outside to protest a slew of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that killed at least 24 members of the Iranian-backed militia Kata'ib Hezbollah. The U.S. ai…

teleSUR (2020-01-02). Interpol Issues Arrest Warrant to Lebanon for Ex-Nissan Boss. telesurenglish.net Interpol issued an arrest warrant to Lebanon on Thursday for the former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who recently escaped from Japan to Turkey. | RELATED: | Lebanon: Hundreds of Displaced Syrians Return Home | The Interpol red notice was given to the Lebanese authorities and has not been referred to the country's judiciary, Reuters reported on Thursday. | In similar cases in the past, Lebanon has seized the passports of the wanted citizens, but they do not detain them. | Ghosn, who was facin…

Staff (2020-01-02). 2 Democrats Join Republicans to Ask Top Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade. truthdig.com This article was originally published on Common Dreams. | Reproductive rights advocates on Thursday seized on an amicus brief signed by more than 200 members of Congress, including two conservative Democrats, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider overturning Roe vs. Wade. | The brief was signed by 168 members of the House and 39 senators. The two House Demo…

teleSUR (2020-01-02). Argentina: Fernandez to Send Legal Abortion Bill to Congress. telesurenglish.net On the last day of 2019, Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez confirmed that he will send to Congress a new bill to legalize abortion in his country. | RELATED: | Guatemala: Legislator Proposes Bill to Protect Underaged Rape Survivors | "It's a public health problem that needs to be resolved," Fernandez said and added that he doesn't wa…

yenisafak (2020-01-02). Turkey's Strategy of Multiple Priority in its war on terror: Analysis. yenisafak.com – Turkey's comprehensive counter-terrorism operationsTurkey's internal and cross-border security policy throughout 2019 can be named "Multiple-Priority Strategy", whose primary purpose has been to control and eradicate the PKK's weapons and ammunitions in Turkey, Syria and Iraq with the "pro-active security principle". In line with this purpose, Turkey's security operations increased by 150 percent this year and the PKK was starved of its capacity for coordinating active terrorist attacks. According to Suleyman Soylu, the minister of Internal Affairs, Turkey conducted over 109 thousand operations against terroris…

Gershon Baskin (2020-01-02). A Palestinian Mandela and an Israeli de Klerk. zcomm.org Barghouthi is a patriotic Palestinian leader and he is someone who supported peace with Israel and recognizing Israel's right to exist. It would be wise to begin engaging him in prison as a legitimate leader of his people…

yenisafak (2020-01-02). Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor of Queen's University Belfast. yenisafak.com Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was appointed chancellor of Queen's University Belfast on Thursday, taking up the mainly ceremonial role in Northern Ireland where the peace process was one of the greatest successes of her husband's presidency.The 2016 U.S. presidential candidate becomes the first female chancellor of the 175-year-old university.During her time as Secretary of State from 2009-2013, Clinton visited Belfast to support the fragile 1998 Good Friday peace accord, which Bill Clinton helped broker and which largely ended 30 years of violence between Catholic nationalists seeking union with…

teleSUR (2020-01-01). Haiti Marks Independence Anniversary Day Amid Deepening Crisis. telesurenglish.net Haiti celebrated Wednesday its 216th independence day in the midst of political turmoil and a profound social and economic crisis. | RELATED: | Hundreds of Haitian Children Fathered, 'Left in Misery' by UN Peacekeepers: Report | The government of President Jovenel Moise has been facing nationwide protests calling for its removal after scandals emerged involving the head of state along with other officials in cases of severe corruption, and after fuel shortages, dwindling f…

IMEMC News (2020-01-01). Peace Bridge, Derry City, Ireland, December. imemc.org By Niall àì Brolcháin — IMEMC News: The Derry branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held their annual New Year's Eve vigil on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, on Derry's famous Peace Bridge to stand in solidarity with their Palestinian brothers and sisters in their fight for freedom, justice, and equality. …

teleSUR (2020-01-01). Chileans Ring In New Year With Large Protest Against Regime. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Chileans filled the area around Plaza Dignidad in Santiago, Chile, to ring in the New Year with a massive demonstration against police repression. | RELATED: | Chile: 6 Military Police Detained for Sexual Abuse in Protests | According to reports, the protesters began 2020 with a massive dinner at Plaza Italia, renamed 'Dignity', under the slogan "New Year With Dignity." The day of celebrations and peaceful demonstration featured live music by various artists. | How…

Fight Back (2020-01-01). Trump to be met with protest at Milwaukee visit. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI — Demonstrators will gather outside the Panther Arena, January 14, at 5 p.m., where Trump will be featured at a campaign event. | Ryan Hamann, a protest organizer and spokesperson for the Coalition to March on the DNC, states, "We're calling this protest to let Donald Trump know that he and his anti-people agenda aren't welcome in Milwaukee." | Hamann continued, "The people here recently won their demand to end police collaboration with ICE in the city. I can't think of a clearer indication of the people's rejection of what Trump stands for than that." | The Coalition to Ma…

Fight Back (2020-01-01). Prominent national groups join Coalition to March on the DNC. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Three national groups with large followings, the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the International League of People's Struggle, and the Students for a Democratic Society recently endorsed the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention (DNC). | Ryan Hamann of the Coalition to March on the DNC said, "We are picking up new endorsements for our march in Milwaukee, the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, July 13. We are united by a people's agenda and dozens of groups are signing on." | Hamann continued, "We will lead a mass rally and march with…

Ralph Nader (2020-01-01). Ralph Nader Letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. commondreams.org U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, announces a formal impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump on September 24, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Vijay Prashad (2019-12-31). India's Democracy is Facing an Existential Threat. counterpunch.org Peaceful protests have been taking place across India. Every public event seems to be transformed into a demonstration against not only these laws, but the government itself. In Kolkata — from where I write these words — the annual Rainbow Pride Walk combined Gay Pride with opposition to these laws. Signs at the march read, 'No CAA' and 'No to Fascism.' The Indian flag — not often seen at these events — was everywhere, a symbol of the fight over how 'India' should be understood. More

South Front (2019-12-31). Video: Syrian Army Prepares for Operation in Aleppo, Turkish Proxies Move to Libya. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Army is preparing for a ground operation against radical militants in western Aleppo, sources close to the Damascus government claim. According to reports, the Syrian military was preparing for this operation during the past two months. | The operation …

Miri Wood (2019-12-31). US Uses False Flag Op to Legitimize Bombing Iraq, Syria. globalresearch.ca In warfare, the False Flag is a ruse, used to legitimize the abandonment of military rules of engagement. Its name derives from ancient cheaters in nautical warfare. The Nazi Reichstag fire and the US Gulf of Tonkin are two infamous …

WSWS (2019-12-31). Washington escalates Mideast war threat with strikes on Iraq, Syria. wsws.org Sunday's airstrikes are part of an increasingly reckless US imperialist intervention in the region directed against Iran.

Prof. Tim Anderson (2019-12-31). Syria, Washington and the Kurds. "The Rojava Dream is Dead" globalresearch.ca With the defeat of ISIS and Nusra, the exposure of the 'White Helmets' and the various Chemical Weapons stunts, and with the collapse of 'Rojava', Washington is fast running out of options in Syria. Syria is winning, but the big …

Fight Back (2019-12-31). U.S. Iraq embassy: "Closed by the peoples command" fightbacknews.org The authoritative Lebanese news site, Al Manar, carried this photo of the U.S. embassy in Bagdad, December 31. The spray-painting on the embassy wall reads, "Closed by the peoples command." Demonstrators have surrounded the embassy in response to U.S. air attacks in Iraq and Syria targeting the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), a grouping that played a major role in defeating ISIS. According to reports in the Iraqi press, police and soldiers were among those killed or wounded in the U.S. air attacks.

Peoples Dispatch (2019-12-31). US conducts airstrikes on Kataib Hezbollah targets in Syria and Iraq. peoplesdispatch.org Over 30 militia fighters were killed and 55 others injured in the US strikes which were a response to a rocket attack in which one US civilian contractor was killed…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-12-31). Darfur peace process suffers a jolt following violent clash. peoplesdispatch.org Peace negotiations between Sudan's government and armed groups was halted after a clash in West Darfur that saw the death of eight people and left several others injured. Many have gone missing…

Jeet Heer (2019-12-31). The Impeachment Deadlock Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize. thenation.com The Impeachment Deadlock Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize…

Ellen Brown (2019-12-31). The Key to the Environmental Crisis Is Beneath Our Feet. dissidentvoice.org The Green New Deal resolution that was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives in February hit a wall in the Senate, where it was called unrealistic and unaffordable. In a Washington Post article titled "The Green New Deal Sets Us Up for Failure. We Need a Better Approach," former Colorado governor and Democratic presidential candidate John …

WSWS (2019-12-31). The US sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and the danger of World War III. wsws.org The decision by the US Congress to impose sanctions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline underscores the danger of world war.

teleSUR (2019-12-31). Arab League Rejects 'Foreign Interventions' in Libya. telesurenglish.net Following an emergency meeting in Cairo, Egypt to discuss the Libyan situation, the permanent delegates of the Arab League organization said Tuesday they reject "foreign interference" in Libya, which has been ravaged by war for over eight years. | RELATED: | Turkish Congress Readying Bill To Allow Sending Troops to Libya | The Arab League Council highlighted the "necessity to prevent interference that could contribute to facilitating the arrival of foreign extremists in Libya…

Editor (2019-12-31). Union busting? It's a crime! — a WW editorial. workers.org The corporate media constantly tell us that the United States is a great democracy because of its "free elections." Never mind that Donald Trump became president with fewer votes than his main opponent. Never mind that the U.S. Senate has long been described as a "millionaires' club." And never mind . . . | Continue reading Union busting? It's a crime! — a WW editorial at Workers.org

RT (2019-12-30). 'Strikes successful, other options discussed': Esper & Pompeo brief Trump on 'anti-Iran' raids in Iraq & Syria. rt.com Top national security advisers told President Donald Trump that the air raids against Shiite militias in Iraq and Syria were a total success — and briefed him on 'other' ways to punish Iran for the alleged attacks on US interests. | "We will not stand for the Islamic Republic of Iran to take actions that put American men and women in jeopardy," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared, standing beside Defense Secretary Mark Esper at a press event at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. | Also on rt.com | | US strikes Kataib Hezbollah HQ in Iraq, Syria | The…

Staff (2019-12-30). Headlines for December 30, 2019. democracynow.org Man Stabs 5 Jewish Worshipers Celebrating Hanukkah at Rabbi's Home in New York, Gunman Shoots and Kills 2 Worshipers During Church Service in Texas, U.S. Launches Airstrikes in Iraq & Syria After U.S. Contractor Killed in Iraq, 250,000 People Flee Syrian Government Offensive in Idlib, Bombing Kills 79 in Mogadishu, Somalia, Taliban Agrees to Temporary Ceasefire in Afghanistan, 10 Killed in Strike on Military Parade in Southern Yemen, Politico: Democratic Party Insiders Now Think Sanders Could Win Nomination, WaPo: Giuliani Held Back-Channel Call with Maduro, France: Strikes Against Pension Overhaul Enter 25th Day…

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-30). US Gov Bombs Iraq & Syria Citing Baseless Claims That Iran Fired ROCKETS At US Locations. 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 (12/29/19). 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 …

news.un (2019-12-30). Sudan: UN mission envoy commends signing of Darfur framework agreement. news.un.org The joint chief mediator for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, UNAMID, welcomed on Monday a framework agreement between the Transitional Government of Sudan and the Darfur armed movements that was signed during peace talks in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday.

RT (2019-12-28). 'It's about Trump, not me!' Biden explains his plan to ditch Senate's subpoena in impeachment trial. rt.com Democratic presidential race front-runner Joe Biden said that he would snub a subpoena by the Republican-controlled Senate to testify in the impeachment trial because it would allegedly draw attention away from Donald Trump. | On Friday, Biden said he would defy an order of the US Senate to testify as a witness during the impeachment process that was started after Democrats had accused the US President of pressuring his Ukrainian counterpart to start probe into the activities of Hunter Biden who got at a cushy job at a local oil company while his father served as vice president for Barack Obama. | Also on rt.c…

Staff (2019-12-27). Headlines for December 27, 2019. democracynow.org In Confidential Videos, Navy SEALs Say Gallagher Was "Toxic" & "Freaking Evil", Hospitals & Health Clinics Shuttered by Heavy Bombing in Idlib, Syria, Japan to Deploy Destroyer to Middle East Amid Rising Tensions in Gulf of Oman, Nigerian-American Journalist Omoyele Sowore Released from Prison, In India, Protests Rage Against "Anti-Muslim" Citizenship Law, Netanyahu Staves Off Party Leadership Challenge Ahead of General Election, Mexico to Bring Complaint Against Bolivia's Interim Government to ICJ, Congolese Asylum Seeker Died in Border Patrol Custody on Christmas Day, Los Angeles Prosecutors Consider Filing Cri…

Staff (2019-12-26). Michael Moore: Republicans Who Oppose Impeachment Are "Dying Dinosaurs," But Trump Could Win in 2020. democracynow.org As the Senate attempts to set rules for President Trump's impeachment trial, at least one Republican is expressing concern about the proceedings. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said in an interview Tuesday that she was disturbed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's promise of "total coordination" with the White House. Murkowski's comments mark a rare instance of dissent for the Republican Party, which has been unified behind President Trump until now. McConnell needs 51 votes to set the rules for the hearing. Republicans have a thin majority of 53 seats in the Senate. Last week, Oscar-winning…

Staff (2019-12-26). Headlines for December 26, 2019. democracynow.org Murkowski "Disturbed" by McConnell's "Coordination" with White House for Impeachment Trial, Trump Attacks Windmills with a Series of False Claims, The Intercept: Bloomberg Used Prison Labor to Make 2020 Campaign Calls, Thousands of Syrian Civilians Flee Government Offensive in Idlib, 35 Civilians Killed in Attack in Burkina Faso, China Calls on U.S. to Take "Concrete Steps" Toward Peace with North Korea, At Least 21 Killed as Typhoon Phanfone Slams into the Philippines, U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Recalled After Criticizing Criminalization of Homosexuality, Evo Morales Vows to Return to Bolivia by Next Christmas, H…

Staff (2019-12-24). Headlines for December 24, 2019. democracynow.org House Could Bring Additional Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Boeing Fires CEO Dennis Muilenburg over 737 MAX Jet Controversy, NYT: Pentagon May Withdraw U.S. Troops from West Africa, Syria: Up to 100,000 Civilians Forced to Flee Intensification of Fighting in Idlib, Asian Leaders Urge U.S. & North Korea to Move Toward Peace, Report: Canadian Police Were Prepared to Use Lethal Force Against Indigenous Land Defenders, Trump Met with Accused War Criminal Eddie Gallagher, Nigerian Man Dies in ICE Custody in Maryland, Colorado Governor Pardons Woman Who Took Sanctuary to Fight Her Deportation, Former Black Pant…

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-24). Israel AGAIN Attacks Syria Over Christmas, Khashoggi Trial Theater & MSM N Korea Xmas Fear-Mongering. 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 (12/24/19). 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 …

Yves Engler (2019-12-24). Canadian Government and Monopoly Media Disinformation in Support of Terrorism. dissidentvoice.org The Canadian media gets a failing grade when it comes to its coverage of chemical weapons in Syria. Among the basic principles of reporting, as taught in every journalism school, are: Constantly strive for the truth; Give voice to all sides of a story; When new information comes to light about a story you reported, …

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-22). Seemingly Coordinated ISIS/al-Qaeda Attacks On Syrian Oil/Gas Fields & US' Russia/Libya Hypocrisy. 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 (12/21/19). 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 …

Richard Becker (2019-12-21). El juicio político: El camino a ninguna parte conduce a ninguna parte. liberationnews.org El caso del juicio político de los Demócratas contra el despreciable régimen de Trump no tuvo nada que ver con lo que en realidad lo hace despreciable.

Staff (2019-12-20). Democrats Invoke Russiagate to Advance Bill Lobbied for by Big Oil. therealnews.com Two bills that would allow the United States to expand its fossil fuel infrastructure in the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries have advanced to the the Senate—and Democrats backing them have invoked "Russiagate" to push them through.

Staff (2019-12-20). 11 Pro Impeachment Activists Arrested at McConnell's Office. therealnews.com By The People is a grassroots group that has been pushing for impeachment for a long time. Instead of taking a pause to celebrate victory, they showed up at Senator McConnell's office to demand that the Senate take the charges against Trump seriously. Watch Marc Steiner interview By The People volunteer Adiel Pollydore about the…

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Video: US Sanctions and the Caesar Act, Oil and Gas, Chemical Weapons, and the Syrian Response
Bouthaina Shaaban | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-03
The Caesar Act is one of the main topics discussed by the Media and Political Advisor in the Syrian Presidency Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban in a thorough must watch and learn from interview with Kamal Khalaf of Al-Mayadeen News channel. | Dr. …
globalresearch.ca/caesar-act-oil-gas-chemical-weapons-syrian-response/5699287

Could a "New Civil War" Erupt in Iraq as U.S. and Iran Fight for Influence in the Country?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-02
In Iraq, Iran-backed militia members withdrew from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone on Wednesday after being tear-gassed by American security forces. Their withdrawal ended a tense standoff that began Tuesday when militia members broke through the embassy's reception area chanting "Death to America" while thousands rallied outside to protest a slew of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that killed at least 24 members of the Iranian-backed militia Kata'ib Hezbollah. The U.S. airstrikes came after an American contractor was killed in a rocket attack in Kirkuk, Iraq, Friday. The embassy withdr…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/2/iraq_baghd…

"The Genocidal Regime Is Still in Power": Assad Forces Push into Idlib, Last Rebel Stronghold
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-02
The United Nations says a quarter of a million people have fled the Russian-backed Syrian government offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib. Aid groups are now warning the offensive in Idlib could become the worst humanitarian crisis in the nine-year war in Syria. Nearly 200,000 Syrian civilians have fled toward the Turkish border as Syrian government ground troops advance into Idlib, the last major rebel-held territory, where about 3 million people live. Displaced civilians have sought refuge in several camps along the border, where they struggle with harsh winter conditions, flooding and mud due to hea…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/2/syria_idli…

OPCW leaks expose 'criminal' Syria cover-up — and US media is silent
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-02
The US media continues to ignore one of 2019's top scandals: a cover-up inside the OPCW, the world's top chemical…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/02/opcw-leaks-ex…

Could a New Civil War Erupt in Iraq as the US and Iran Vie for Influence?
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-02
In Iraq, Iran-backed militia members withdrew from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone on Wednesday after being tear-gassed by American security forces. Their withdrawal ended a tense standoff that began Tuesday when militia members broke through the embassy's reception area chanting "Death to America" while thousands rallied outside to protest a slew of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that killed at least 24 members of the Iranian-backed militia Kata'ib Hezbollah. The U.S. ai…
truthout.org/video/could-a-new-civil-war…

Syria and the Politicization of Human Rights: Double Vetoes and Paralysis at the UN Security Council
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-02
"The current situation in Syria is precisely caused by the erroneous actions of some countries. It is these countries that should really reflect on and answer the series of questions before us. If they really care about the Syrian people …
globalresearch.ca/december-20-security-council-meeting-syria-paralysis-results-two-conflicting-draft-resolutions-humanitarian-aid-vetoed-politicization-human-rights/5699303

Interpol Issues Arrest Warrant to Lebanon for Ex-Nissan Boss
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-02
Interpol issued an arrest warrant to Lebanon on Thursday for the former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who recently escaped from Japan to Turkey. | RELATED: | Lebanon: Hundreds of Displaced Syrians Return Home | The Interpol red notice was given to the Lebanese authorities and has not been referred to the country's judiciary, Reuters reported on Thursday. | In similar cases in the past, Lebanon has seized the passports of the wanted citizens, but they do not detain them. | Ghosn, who was facin…
telesurenglish.net/news/Interpol-Issues-…

Iraq: America's Other "Longest War"
Thomas L. Knapp | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-02
As the calendar prepared to flip from 2019 to 2020, protesters stormed the US embassy in Baghdad. As I write this, the action — a response to US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria which killed at least 25 and …
globalresearch.ca/iraq-america-other-longest-war/5699343

Rojava's Revolution Begins in the Classroom
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-02
From the start of the Rojava revolution in 2012, the Syrian regime has maintained control of a small area of the regional capital, Qamishli. Symbolic of its ongoing power and threat of return, members of the Syrian regime forces patrol what is called "security square," or the Christian quarter. On the roundabout just outside the square stands a statue of President Bashar al-Assad set against the backdrop of the Syrian flag, with posters of martyrs who have died fighting for the regime. | At the next roundabout in the part of…
truthout.org/articles/rojavas-revolution…

Could a "New Civil War" Erupt in Iraq as U.S. and Iran Fight for Influence in the Country?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-02
In Iraq, Iran-backed militia members withdrew from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone on Wednesday after being tear-gassed by American security forces. Their withdrawal ended a tense standoff that began Tuesday when militia members broke through the embassy's reception area chanting "Death to America" while thousands rallied outside to protest a slew of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that killed at least 24 members of the Iranian-backed militia Kata'ib Hezbollah. The U.S. airstrikes came after an American contractor was killed in a rocket attack in Kirkuk, Iraq, Friday. The embassy withdr…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/2/iraq_baghd…

2 Democrats Join Republicans to Ask Top Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-02
This article was originally published on Common Dreams. | Reproductive rights advocates on Thursday seized on an amicus brief signed by more than 200 members of Congress, including two conservative Democrats, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider overturning Roe vs. Wade. | The brief was signed by 168 members of the House and 39 senators. The two House Demo…
truthdig.com/articles/two-democrats-join…

Argentina: Fernandez to Send Legal Abortion Bill to Congress
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-02
On the last day of 2019, Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez confirmed that he will send to Congress a new bill to legalize abortion in his country. | RELATED: | Guatemala: Legislator Proposes Bill to Protect Underaged Rape Survivors | "It's a public health problem that needs to be resolved," Fernandez said and added that he doesn't wa…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentina-Fernan…

India PM Modi points finger at Pakistan over 'persecution' of minorities as he defends new citizenship law
rt.com | 2020-01-02
India's PM Narendra Modi has attacked critics of his country's new law, which helps some minorities attain citizenship, saying the focus should be on the "activities of Pakistan," which he accused of persecuting religious groups. | Speaking at a rally on Thursday, the leader did not mince his words for the opposition or for his country's ach-rival, Pakistan, and vigorously defended the new law. Modi flatly accused India's main opposition party –the Indian National Congress (INC)– of attacking the country's legislature and vulnerable refugees, urging it to find a target for criticism elsewhere. | "Pak…
rt.com/news/477334-india-modi-citizenshi…

Turkey's Strategy of Multiple Priority in its war on terror: Analysis
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-02
– Turkey's comprehensive counter-terrorism operationsTurkey's internal and cross-border security policy throughout 2019 can be named "Multiple-Priority Strategy", whose primary purpose has been to control and eradicate the PKK's weapons and ammunitions in Turkey, Syria and Iraq with the "pro-active security principle". In line with this purpose, Turkey's security operations increased by 150 percent this year and the PKK was starved of its capacity for coordinating active terrorist attacks. According to Suleyman Soylu, the minister of Internal Affairs, Turkey conducted over 109 thousand operations against terroris…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkeys-strategy-o…

A Palestinian Mandela and an Israeli de Klerk
Gershon Baskin | zcomm.org | 2020-01-02
Barghouthi is a patriotic Palestinian leader and he is someone who supported peace with Israel and recognizing Israel's right to exist. It would be wise to begin engaging him in prison as a legitimate leader of his people…
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Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor of Queen's University Belfast
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-02
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was appointed chancellor of Queen's University Belfast on Thursday, taking up the mainly ceremonial role in Northern Ireland where the peace process was one of the greatest successes of her husband's presidency.The 2016 U.S. presidential candidate becomes the first female chancellor of the 175-year-old university.During her time as Secretary of State from 2009-2013, Clinton visited Belfast to support the fragile 1998 Good Friday peace accord, which Bill Clinton helped broker and which largely ended 30 years of violence between Catholic nationalists seeking union with…
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Iraq: America's Other "Longest War"
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-01
As the calendar prepared to flip from 2019 to 2020, protesters stormed the US embassy in Baghdad. As I write this, the action — a response to US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria which killed at least 25 and wounded more than 50 — hasn't yet become a reprise of the Iran hostage crisis of 40 years ago, but it's eerily reminiscent.
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Iraq: America's Other "Longest War"
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-01
As the calendar prepared to flip from 2019 to 2020, protesters stormed the US embassy in Baghdad. As I write this, the action — a response to US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria which killed at least 25 and wounded more than 50 — hasn't yet become a reprise of the Iran hostage crisis of 40 years ago, but it's eerily reminiscent.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/01/iraq-america…

Ralph Nader Letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-01-01
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, announces a formal impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump on September 24, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Haiti Marks Independence Anniversary Day Amid Deepening Crisis
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-01
Haiti celebrated Wednesday its 216th independence day in the midst of political turmoil and a profound social and economic crisis. | RELATED: | Hundreds of Haitian Children Fathered, 'Left in Misery' by UN Peacekeepers: Report | The government of President Jovenel Moise has been facing nationwide protests calling for its removal after scandals emerged involving the head of state along with other officials in cases of severe corruption, and after fuel shortages, dwindling f…
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Chileans Ring In New Year With Large Protest Against Regime
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-01
Thousands of Chileans filled the area around Plaza Dignidad in Santiago, Chile, to ring in the New Year with a massive demonstration against police repression. | RELATED: | Chile: 6 Military Police Detained for Sexual Abuse in Protests | According to reports, the protesters began 2020 with a massive dinner at Plaza Italia, renamed 'Dignity', under the slogan "New Year With Dignity." The day of celebrations and peaceful demonstration featured live music by various artists. | How…
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A Voice From the Forest in the Corporate Boardroom
Tara Houska | commondreams.org | 2020-01-01
The Morton County Sheriff's Department deployed a tank and sprayed peaceful protesters with a water cannon amid below-freezing temperatures on November 20, 2016 at teh Dakota Access Pipeline protests. (Photo: Dark Sevier/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Peace Bridge, Derry City, Ireland, December
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-01
By Niall àì Brolcháin — IMEMC News: The Derry branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) held their annual New Year's Eve vigil on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, on Derry's famous Peace Bridge to stand in solidarity with their Palestinian brothers and sisters in their fight for freedom, justice, and equality. …
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Prominent national groups join Coalition to March on the DNC
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-01
Milwaukee, WI – Three national groups with large followings, the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the International League of People's Struggle, and the Students for a Democratic Society recently endorsed the Coalition to March on the Democratic National Convention (DNC). | Ryan Hamann of the Coalition to March on the DNC said, "We are picking up new endorsements for our march in Milwaukee, the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, July 13. We are united by a people's agenda and dozens of groups are signing on." | Hamann continued, "We will lead a mass rally and march with…
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Trump to be met with protest at Milwaukee visit
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-01
Milwaukee, WI — Demonstrators will gather outside the Panther Arena, January 14, at 5 p.m., where Trump will be featured at a campaign event. | Ryan Hamann, a protest organizer and spokesperson for the Coalition to March on the DNC, states, "We're calling this protest to let Donald Trump know that he and his anti-people agenda aren't welcome in Milwaukee." | Hamann continued, "The people here recently won their demand to end police collaboration with ICE in the city. I can't think of a clearer indication of the people's rejection of what Trump stands for than that." | The Coalition to Ma…
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Video: Syrian Army Prepares for Operation in Aleppo, Turkish Proxies Move to Libya
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-31
The Syrian Army is preparing for a ground operation against radical militants in western Aleppo, sources close to the Damascus government claim. According to reports, the Syrian military was preparing for this operation during the past two months. | The operation …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-army-prepares-operation-aleppo-turkish-proxies-move-libya/5699151

US conducts airstrikes on Kataib Hezbollah targets in Syria and Iraq
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-12-31
Over 30 militia fighters were killed and 55 others injured in the US strikes which were a response to a rocket attack in which one US civilian contractor was killed…
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Washington escalates Mideast war threat with strikes on Iraq, Syria
wsws.org | 2019-12-31
Sunday's airstrikes are part of an increasingly reckless US imperialist intervention in the region directed against Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/31/iraq…

US Uses False Flag Op to Legitimize Bombing Iraq, Syria
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-31
In warfare, the False Flag is a ruse, used to legitimize the abandonment of military rules of engagement. Its name derives from ancient cheaters in nautical warfare. The Nazi Reichstag fire and the US Gulf of Tonkin are two infamous …
globalresearch.ca/us-uses-false-flag-op-legitimize-bombing-iraq-syria/5699153

U.S. Iraq embassy: "Closed by the peoples command"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-12-31
The authoritative Lebanese news site, Al Manar, carried this photo of the U.S. embassy in Bagdad, December 31. The spray-painting on the embassy wall reads, "Closed by the peoples command." Demonstrators have surrounded the embassy in response to U.S. air attacks in Iraq and Syria targeting the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), a grouping that played a major role in defeating ISIS. According to reports in the Iraqi press, police and soldiers were among those killed or wounded in the U.S. air attacks.
fightbacknews.org/2019/12/31/us-iraq-emb…

Syria, Washington and the Kurds. "The Rojava Dream is Dead"
Prof. Tim Anderson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-31
With the defeat of ISIS and Nusra, the exposure of the 'White Helmets' and the various Chemical Weapons stunts, and with the collapse of 'Rojava', Washington is fast running out of options in Syria. Syria is winning, but the big …
globalresearch.ca/syria-washington-kurds/5699215

India's Democracy is Facing an Existential Threat
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-31
Peaceful protests have been taking place across India. Every public event seems to be transformed into a demonstration against not only these laws, but the government itself. In Kolkata — from where I write these words — the annual Rainbow Pride Walk combined Gay Pride with opposition to these laws. Signs at the march read, 'No CAA' and 'No to Fascism.' The Indian flag — not often seen at these events — was everywhere, a symbol of the fight over how 'India' should be understood.
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India's Democracy is Facing an Existential Threat
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-31
Peaceful protests have been taking place across India. Every public event seems to be transformed into a demonstration against not only these laws, but the government itself. In Kolkata — from where I write these words — the annual Rainbow Pride Walk combined Gay Pride with opposition to these laws. Signs at the march read, 'No CAA' and 'No to Fascism.' The Indian flag — not often seen at these events — was everywhere, a symbol of the fight over how 'India' should be understood.
counterpunch.org/2019/12/31/indias-democ…

Darfur peace process suffers a jolt following violent clash
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-12-31
Peace negotiations between Sudan's government and armed groups was halted after a clash in West Darfur that saw the death of eight people and left several others injured. Many have gone missing…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/12/31/darfur-pe…

The Impeachment Deadlock Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2019-12-31
The Impeachment Deadlock Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize…
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The Impeachment Deadlock Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2019-12-31
The Impeachment Deadlock Is an Opportunity Democrats Should Seize…
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Union busting? It's a crime! — a WW editorial
Editor | workers.org | 2019-12-31
The corporate media constantly tell us that the United States is a great democracy because of its "free elections." Never mind that Donald Trump became president with fewer votes than his main opponent. Never mind that the U.S. Senate has long been described as a "millionaires' club." And never mind . . . | Continue reading Union busting? It's a crime! — a WW editorial at Workers.org
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The Key to the Environmental Crisis Is Beneath Our Feet
Ellen Brown | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-31
The Green New Deal resolution that was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives in February hit a wall in the Senate, where it was called unrealistic and unaffordable. In a Washington Post article titled "The Green New Deal Sets Us Up for Failure. We Need a Better Approach," former Colorado governor and Democratic presidential candidate John …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/the-key-to-th…

Arab League Rejects 'Foreign Interventions' in Libya
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-31
Following an emergency meeting in Cairo, Egypt to discuss the Libyan situation, the permanent delegates of the Arab League organization said Tuesday they reject "foreign interference" in Libya, which has been ravaged by war for over eight years. | RELATED: | Turkish Congress Readying Bill To Allow Sending Troops to Libya | The Arab League Council highlighted the "necessity to prevent interference that could contribute to facilitating the arrival of foreign extremists in Libya…
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The US sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and the danger of World War III
wsws.org | 2019-12-31
The decision by the US Congress to impose sanctions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline underscores the danger of world war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/31/nord…

US Gov Bombs Iraq & Syria Citing Baseless Claims That Iran Fired ROCKETS At US Locations
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-12-30
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 (12/29/19). 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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'Strikes successful, other options discussed': Esper & Pompeo brief Trump on 'anti-Iran' raids in Iraq & Syria
rt.com | 2019-12-30
Top national security advisers told President Donald Trump that the air raids against Shiite militias in Iraq and Syria were a total success — and briefed him on 'other' ways to punish Iran for the alleged attacks on US interests. | "We will not stand for the Islamic Republic of Iran to take actions that put American men and women in jeopardy," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared, standing beside Defense Secretary Mark Esper at a press event at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. | Also on rt.com | | US strikes Kataib Hezbollah HQ in Iraq, Syria | The…
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Headlines for December 30, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-30
Man Stabs 5 Jewish Worshipers Celebrating Hanukkah at Rabbi's Home in New York, Gunman Shoots and Kills 2 Worshipers During Church Service in Texas, U.S. Launches Airstrikes in Iraq & Syria After U.S. Contractor Killed in Iraq, 250,000 People Flee Syrian Government Offensive in Idlib, Bombing Kills 79 in Mogadishu, Somalia, Taliban Agrees to Temporary Ceasefire in Afghanistan, 10 Killed in Strike on Military Parade in Southern Yemen, Politico: Democratic Party Insiders Now Think Sanders Could Win Nomination, WaPo: Giuliani Held Back-Channel Call with Maduro, France: Strikes Against Pension Overhaul Enter 25th Day…
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Sudan: UN mission envoy commends signing of Darfur framework agreement
news.un.org | 2019-12-30
The joint chief mediator for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, UNAMID, welcomed on Monday a framework agreement between the Transitional Government of Sudan and the Darfur armed movements that was signed during peace talks in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday.
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'It's about Trump, not me!' Biden explains his plan to ditch Senate's subpoena in impeachment trial
rt.com | 2019-12-28
Democratic presidential race front-runner Joe Biden said that he would snub a subpoena by the Republican-controlled Senate to testify in the impeachment trial because it would allegedly draw attention away from Donald Trump. | On Friday, Biden said he would defy an order of the US Senate to testify as a witness during the impeachment process that was started after Democrats had accused the US President of pressuring his Ukrainian counterpart to start probe into the activities of Hunter Biden who got at a cushy job at a local oil company while his father served as vice president for Barack Obama. | Also on rt.c…
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Headlines for December 27, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-27
In Confidential Videos, Navy SEALs Say Gallagher Was "Toxic" & "Freaking Evil", Hospitals & Health Clinics Shuttered by Heavy Bombing in Idlib, Syria, Japan to Deploy Destroyer to Middle East Amid Rising Tensions in Gulf of Oman, Nigerian-American Journalist Omoyele Sowore Released from Prison, In India, Protests Rage Against "Anti-Muslim" Citizenship Law, Netanyahu Staves Off Party Leadership Challenge Ahead of General Election, Mexico to Bring Complaint Against Bolivia's Interim Government to ICJ, Congolese Asylum Seeker Died in Border Patrol Custody on Christmas Day, Los Angeles Prosecutors Consider Filing Cri…
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Headlines for December 27, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-27
In Confidential Videos, Navy SEALs Say Gallagher Was "Toxic" & "Freaking Evil", Hospitals & Health Clinics Shuttered by Heavy Bombing in Idlib, Syria, Japan to Deploy Destroyer to Middle East Amid Rising Tensions in Gulf of Oman, Nigerian-American Journalist Omoyele Sowore Released from Prison, In India, Protests Rage Against "Anti-Muslim" Citizenship Law, Netanyahu Staves Off Party Leadership Challenge Ahead of General Election, Mexico to Bring Complaint Against Bolivia's Interim Government to ICJ, Congolese Asylum Seeker Died in Border Patrol Custody on Christmas Day, Los Angeles Prosecutors Consider Filing Cri…
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Michael Moore: Republicans Who Oppose Impeachment Are "Dying Dinosaurs," But Trump Could Win in 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-26
As the Senate attempts to set rules for President Trump's impeachment trial, at least one Republican is expressing concern about the proceedings. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said in an interview Tuesday that she was disturbed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's promise of "total coordination" with the White House. Murkowski's comments mark a rare instance of dissent for the Republican Party, which has been unified behind President Trump until now. McConnell needs 51 votes to set the rules for the hearing. Republicans have a thin majority of 53 seats in the Senate. Last week, Oscar-winning…
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Headlines for December 26, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-26
Murkowski "Disturbed" by McConnell's "Coordination" with White House for Impeachment Trial, Trump Attacks Windmills with a Series of False Claims, The Intercept: Bloomberg Used Prison Labor to Make 2020 Campaign Calls, Thousands of Syrian Civilians Flee Government Offensive in Idlib, 35 Civilians Killed in Attack in Burkina Faso, China Calls on U.S. to Take "Concrete Steps" Toward Peace with North Korea, At Least 21 Killed as Typhoon Phanfone Slams into the Philippines, U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Recalled After Criticizing Criminalization of Homosexuality, Evo Morales Vows to Return to Bolivia by Next Christmas, H…
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Headlines for December 24, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-24
House Could Bring Additional Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Boeing Fires CEO Dennis Muilenburg over 737 MAX Jet Controversy, NYT: Pentagon May Withdraw U.S. Troops from West Africa, Syria: Up to 100,000 Civilians Forced to Flee Intensification of Fighting in Idlib, Asian Leaders Urge U.S. & North Korea to Move Toward Peace, Report: Canadian Police Were Prepared to Use Lethal Force Against Indigenous Land Defenders, Trump Met with Accused War Criminal Eddie Gallagher, Nigerian Man Dies in ICE Custody in Maryland, Colorado Governor Pardons Woman Who Took Sanctuary to Fight Her Deportation, Former Black Pant…
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