Daily Archives: January 14, 2020

2020-01-14: News Headlines

Staff (2020-01-14). Trump Has No Idea What 'Deep State' Really Means. truthdig.com This seems like a strange moment to be writing about "the deep state" with the country entering a new phase of open and obvious aboveground chaos and instability. Just as we had gotten used to the fact that the president is, in effect, under congressional indictment, just as we had settled into a more or less stable stalemate over when (and if) the…

Staff (2020-01-14). GOP Debate on Impeachment Witnesses Intensifies as Pelosi Prepares to Send Articles to Senate. democracynow.org The impeachment trial of President Trump is anticipated to proceed this week, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to send the two articles of impeachment to the Senate as early as Wednesday. The House impeached Trump in December for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress related to Trump's effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. A growing number of Republican senators are pushing for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on whether to allow witnesses to speak at the Senate trial. The timing of the Senate impeachment trial could impact the 2020 presidentia…

National Lawyers Guild (2020-01-14). NLG calls upon U.S. to immediately comply with International Humanitarian Law in its illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Islands. mronline.org As the longest running belligerent occupation of a foreign country in the history of international relations, the United States has been in violation of international law for over a century. | Source

Staff (2020-01-14). Headlines for January 14, 2020. democracynow.org "It Doesn't Really Matter": Trump Changes Story on Soleimani Killing, Six Democratic Candidates Will Take Stage for Debate in Iowa Tonight, Warren: Sanders Said Woman Couldn't Win in 2020, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Launching New PAC to Support Progressive Democrats, Trump Plans to Divert Additional $7.2 Billion from Military Budget to Border Wall, Turkey and Russia Broker Ceasefire for Idlib, Syria, France to Send More Troops to West Africa Amid Rising Violence in Sahel, 55 Die in Avalanches in Pakistan, Study: 2019 Was Hottest Year for World's Oceans on Record, AG Barr and Apple Face Off over Phone of Alleged Pen…

Scott Ritter (2020-01-14). Putin's Orthodox Christmas Visit to Damascus Plays Up Assad's Syria as Enclave of Peace — While Rest of Middle East Burns. globalresearch.ca Russian leader Vladimir Putin made a surprise Christmas visit to Syria, where he met with the country's president, Bashar Assad. The tranquility of their meeting was in sharp contrast to the hell breaking out in neighboring Iraq. | The unannounced …

sputniknews (2020-01-14). Syrian Air Defence System Repels Attack Targeting Air Base in Homs – Reports. sputniknews.com The T4 airbase located in the east of Syrian Homs province, also known as the Tiyas Military Airbase, is reportedly used by Iranian forces. The site was earlier hit by Israeli forces.

John Feffer (2020-01-14). The 40 Year Cold War With Iran. counterpunch.org The United States has been in a 40-year cold war with Iran. Just like the cold war with the Soviet Union, the conflict between Washington and Tehran has been fought largely through proxies: in Yemen, in Syria, in Iraq. Iranian-aligned organizations like Hezbollah have attacked U.S. targets, such as the 1984 embassy bombing in Beirut. More

Ralph Nader (2020-01-14). Making America Dread Again! Trump Is an Unparalleled Threat to Safety and Security. commondreams.org Activists of the group Remove Trump stand in-line during a "Swarm the Senate" protest at Senate Russell Office Building January 13, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The group held the event to call on the removal of U.S. President Donald Trump from office. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-14). 164 "Peace-Keeping" Military Bases Worldwide: US Bases in Iraq Advance Its Regional Imperium. globalresearch.ca According to the Pentagon, US forces are in 164 (of the world's 193) countries. | They're on over 1,000 US bases of varying sizes and on others of host countries. Much information about their numbers, troop strength, and location is secret….

Ilana Novick (2020-01-14). Joe Biden Has a Serious Problem With Social Security. commondreams.org Then U.S. Senator Joe Biden in 1995 speaking on the Senate floor about his repeated efforts to freeze Social Security spending. (Photo: Screenshot/C-SPAN) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2020-01-14). Trump Impeachment Trial Set to Begin Next Tuesday – US Senate Majority Leader. sputniknews.com The much-anticipated impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is set to begin on Tuesday, January 21, according to US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Andrew Emett (2020-01-14). Bernie calls for vote in Senate for No War Against Iran Act. nationofchange.org "We must end our endless wars."

Andrew Korybko (2020-01-14). Russia's Unsuccessful Libyan Peace Summit Was a Good Start. globalresearch.ca Russia's Libyan peace summit in Moscow didn't succeed with its stated objective of getting the warring parties to agree to a ceasefire agreement after they failed to find any common ground with one another, but it was nevertheless a good …

sputniknews (2020-01-14). US House Democrats to Look Into Reports of Russia Hacking Burisma – Congressman. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US House Democrats intend to look into media reports accusing "Russian military hackers" of a cyberattack against the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries said during a press conference on Tuesday.

yenisafak (2020-01-14). Trump expected at Davos meeting this month. yenisafak.com U.S. President Donald J. Trump is set to participate in the 50th anniversary meeting of political and business leaders being held at Davos from Jan 21-24, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Tuesday.Trump attended the annual event in the Swiss resort in January 2018, a year into his administration, taking his "America First" message to the world's elite. The first U.S. president to attend in two decades, he did not participate last year, and the return trip comes amid moves for him to face impeachment charges in the Senate.U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthiz…

yenisafak (2020-01-14). Germany invited Libya's Serraj, Haftar to conference. yenisafak.com Germany confirmed on Tuesday it will host a conference on Sunday in Berlin to support the United Nations' effort to achieve peace and reconciliation in Libya after months of violence. Representatives from the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, Turkey, Italy and the U.N. will be among the participants, said the German government in a statement.Germany has also invited Fayez al-Serraj, who heads the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, and General Khalifa Haftar, who leads the eastern-based Libyan National Army, it said.

Mark Gruenberg (2020-01-13). Canadian Labour Congress to elect second woman president. peoplesworld.org CORRECTION: This article originally reported that Linda Silas would be the first woman to head the Canadian Labour Congress if elected. This was inaccurate. Shirley Carr, who was CLC president from 1986 to 1992 was the first woman to lead the federation. We apologize for the error. TORONTO — The AFL-CIO may see an all-woman …

Aaron Maté (2020-01-13). Ex-Bush official: OPCW's Syria cover-up recalls Iraq war lies. thegrayzone.com Former Bush administration official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says that reports of US pressure on the OPCW's Syria chemical weapons investigation…

Ben Norton (2020-01-13). Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts. thegrayzone.com As the US escalates its hybrid wars, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are suspending accounts and censoring content that conflicts with…

Harry Blain (2020-01-13). The Useless War Powers Act. counterpunch.org Practically speaking, the Trump administration's extrajudicial assassination of a top Iranian general was probably legal. The rationale is straightforward: Congress has steadily settled on a constitutionally dubious theory of handing the president near-limitless authority over how, when, and why the country goes to war. The 1973 War Powers Resolution, the often-cited check on this extraordinary More

WSWS (2020-01-13). House Democrats to forward Trump impeachment articles, setting stage for Senate trial. wsws.org Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the next step would be taken Tuesday at a meeting of the House Democratic caucus.

Staff (2020-01-13). Headlines for January 13, 2020. democracynow.org Esper Says He Did Not See Specific Evidence Soleimani Was Planning Embassy Attacks, Iran Admits It Mistakenly Shot Down Plane Last Week, Sparking Protests, House Expected to Vote to Send Articles of Impeachment to Senate This Week, Coveted New Hampshire Union SEIU Local Endorses Sanders, White House Press Secretary Under Pressure to Hold Press Briefing, Volcanic Eruption in Philippines Forces Residents to Evacuate Homes, French Government Backing Down on Efforts to Raise Retirement Age, Taiwan: Voters Re-elect President Tsai Ing-wen in Rebuke to Beijing, Malta: New Prime Minister to Be Sworn In, After Journalist'

Fight Back (2020-01-13). Milwaukee: Momentum builds for protest at Trump visit. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Preparations are well in hand for the demonstration set to meet President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Milwaukee on January 14. The initial announcement of the protest was met with a great deal of excitement. This feeling has been sustained, reflected in the fact that over 4500 people have said on Facebook they are interested in attending. | "The fact that we're still mobilizing in huge numbers four years into Trump's presidency tells us something about where the masses of people are at," said Ryan Hamann, a leader with the Coalition to March on the DNC, the organization who initiated the call…

news.un (2020-01-13). Colombia: 'Significant strides' towards integrated peace, UN envoy tells Security Council. news.un.org Colombia has continued to make "significant strides in its peace process", the top UN envoy in the country told the Security Council on Monday.

San Diego PSL (2020-01-12). Socialist José Cortés runs for Congress in San Diego. liberationnews.org The people of San Diego need an advocate who represents the working class.

RT (2020-01-12). 'Impeached for life': Pelosi sets off Twitter fireworks, falsely claims Dems pursuing subpoena-defying witnesses. rt.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made numerous odd claims about Trump impeachment in a new interview, including that Dems are pursuing subpoena-defying witness from the Ukraine investigation. | While speaking on ABC's 'This Week' Pelosi told host George Stephanopoulos that "this president is impeached for life, regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell." | While Congress passed articles of impeachment against the president, he still technically needs to go through a trial in the Senate to determine his guilt. One is not "impeached" until a decision is made through a trial. Congress merely conduct…

John Nichols (2020-01-11). Congress Finally Begins to Assert Its War Powers Authority. thenation.com Congress Finally Begins to Assert Its War Powers Authority…

Staff (2020-01-10). The Liars that Led Us to War. therealnews.com Two Iraq war veterans explain why Congress has failed to stop the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and say the United States needs to learn from its imperialist history if anything is going to change.

Staff (2020-01-10). War Powers Resolution on Iran Still Has Teeth. therealnews.com The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution to prevent Trump from engaging in further hostilities against Iran. It is a mistake to assume that the resolution, if it passes the Senate, won't have an effect, says Hassan El-Tayyab.

RT (2020-01-10). 'Pelosi caved': After 3-week delay seeking leverage, Democrats to finally send impeachment to Senate. rt.com Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that articles of impeachment will be transmitted to the Senate next week, after Republican leadership rejected her conditions and moved to dismiss the charges unless they were sent over. | "I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate," Pelosi (D-California) wrote in a letter to House Democrats on Friday. | "Pelosi caves," declared Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), who authored the motion to change the Senate rules so the charge…

news.un (2020-01-10). Security Council beats midnight deadline, renews Syria cross-border aid in contentious vote. news.un.org The Security Council on Friday evening renewed a UN operation delivering humanitarian aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians, but some of the body's members expressed disappointment that the "watered down" measure cut in half the number of crossing points and duration of the authorization.

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-10). Israel Again Bombs The PMU, Rockets Fired In Iraq, 737 Misinfo & Congress Warned Not To Discuss Iran. 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 (1/9/19). 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 …

Susan Price (2020-01-10). US peace activists, leftists oppose Iran war. greenleft.org.au anti-war Susan PriceIssue 1248 United States US wars US aggression against Iran peace movementJanuary 10, 2020Former vetera…

Staff (2020-01-09). Andrew Bacevich: The U.S. Needs to Abandon "Militarized Approach" to Middle East and Build Peace. democracynow.org We continue our conversation with Andrew Bacevich, president and co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He is a retired colonel, Vietnam War veteran and author of, most recently, of "The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory." Bacevich says the crisis with Iran, sparked by President Trump's assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani, is just the latest in a long series of ill-advised American actions in the Middle East. "The only conceivable way for us to begin to extricate ourselves from this terrible mess in the region … is to abandon this militarized approac…

Liberation Staff (2020-01-09). Peace activists in South say 'No war on Iran'. liberationnews.org Reports from North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Kentucky.

Fight Back (2020-01-09). Stand with the people of Iran and Iraq against the U.S. wars of aggression! fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Jan. 8 statement from the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) US Chapter. | The cowardly assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani on Iraqi soil, the deployment of more US troops to the Southwest Asia and North Africa region (SWANA), and the belligerent threats of the Trump administration, reveal to the world what billions of people already know: The United States is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world, the single largest threat to the peace and security of Southwest Asia and North Africa, and a rogue state with no regard for int…

Jon Rainwater (2020-01-08). In the ongoing crisis, Congress must rein in Trump's war powers. peaceaction.org As we feared, President Trump's reckless assassination of Iran's Gen. Soleimani resulted in escalation — direct Iranian missile attacks on two military bases in Iraq. It's painful to watch more violence in a country that has already suffered far too much from endless war. All parties in the US/Iran conflict must cease military action and …

Staff (2020-01-07). Will Soleimani's Assassination Set Back Iraq's October Revolution? therealnews.com Soleimani's killing could open a path for peace if cooler heads prevail, argues professor of Middle East politics Sabah Alnasseri.

news.un (2020-01-07). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Syria, polio, DR Congo, Sudan updates, and, the art of stealing. news.un.org Tuesday's top stories include: A "daily nightmare" in Syria's Idlib; polio remains an international health emergency; Guterres extends condolences as Australia bushfires continue; measles in DR Congo; clashes in Darfur displace thousands; and a celebration of stolen art.

Staff (2020-01-06). How Soleimani's Assassination Violates International Law and Puts Peace Further Out of Reach. therealnews.com Phyllis Bennis says Congress must stop Trump from taking the U.S. to war without any justification or provocation.

Liberation Staff (2020-01-06). Hundreds of protesters for peace come out in Pacific Northwest Jan. 4. liberationnews.org Reports from Seattle, Spokane, Kennewick and Boise…

Max Blumenthal (2020-01-06). Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump's lie of 'imminent attacks'. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration claimed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning "imminent attacks" on US interests when it assassinated him. That…

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-06). More Rockets Fired At US Embassy, US Iranians Detained & Trump Says Twitter Is "Notifying Congress" 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 (1/5/19). 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 …

Paul Dobson (2020-01-06). Venezuelan Government and Opposition Fraction Announce Release of 14 'Political Prisoners'. venezuelanalysis.com The National Roundtable for Peaceful Dialogue also offered its backing to the new National Assembly president, Luis Parra.

Ryan Cristián (2020-01-05). Rockets Fired At US Bases, US Gov Immediately Bombs Iraq & Syria & Their False Claims Exposed. 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 (1/4/19). 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 …

ANSWER (2020-01-01). Sat. Jan. 4 National Day of Action U.S. Troops Out of Iraq! liberationnews.org Initiators for this call include the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, Popular Resistance, World Beyond War and many other anti-war and peace organizations.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Matt Bruenig (2019-12-16). Michael Bennet Keeps Going Backwards on Child Benefits. peoplespolicyproject.org Michael Bennet and Mitt Romney released a Child Tax Credit proposal last night. When reorganized logically, the proposed CTC has three pieces: | $1,000 CTC that phases in at a 15 percent rate for all children. | $1,000 CTC that is fully refundable for all children. | $500 CTC that is fully refundable for children ages 0 to 6. | Thus, young children would receive $1,500 in fully refundable benefits while older children would receive $1,000 in fully refundable benefits. Both would then re…

2020-01-14: Social Media Postees

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Syrian Air Defence System Repels Attack Targeting Air Base in Homs – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-14
The T4 airbase located in the east of Syrian Homs province, also known as the Tiyas Military Airbase, is reportedly used by Iranian forces. The site was earlier hit by Israeli forces.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020011410780…

The 40 Year Cold War With Iran
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
The United States has been in a 40-year cold war with Iran. Just like the cold war with the Soviet Union, the conflict between Washington and Tehran has been fought largely through proxies: in Yemen, in Syria, in Iraq. Iranian-aligned organizations like Hezbollah have attacked U.S. targets, such as the 1984 embassy bombing in Beirut.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/14/the-40-year-…

Charlottesville City Council Passes Resolution Against War on Iran
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
Charlottesville Virginia's City Council voted Monday evening to adopt a resolution opposing war on Iran and urging passage by Congress of Senator Tim Kaine's privileged resolution. The City Council re-affirmed the position it had taken in 2012 in passing a resolution against war on Iran. The latest threat of war on Iran is particularly Trumpian, but it has…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/14/charlottesvi…

Trump and Congress Double Down on Demonizing Iran
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
If one seriously seeks to understand how delusional policymakers in Washington are it is only necessary to examine the responses by the president and Congress to the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani. The first response came in …
globalresearch.ca/trump-congress-double-down-demonizing-iran/5700569

Making America Dread Again! Trump Is an Unparalleled Threat to Safety and Security
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-01-14
Activists of the group Remove Trump stand in-line during a "Swarm the Senate" protest at Senate Russell Office Building January 13, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The group held the event to call on the removal of U.S. President Donald Trump from office. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/01/14/making…

164 "Peace-Keeping" Military Bases Worldwide: US Bases in Iraq Advance Its Regional Imperium
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
According to the Pentagon, US forces are in 164 (of the world's 193) countries. | They're on over 1,000 US bases of varying sizes and on others of host countries. Much information about their numbers, troop strength, and location is secret….
globalresearch.ca/us-bases-iraq-advance-regional-imperium/5700584

Trump Has No Idea What 'Deep State' Really Means
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-14
This seems like a strange moment to be writing about "the deep state" with the country entering a new phase of open and obvious aboveground chaos and instability. Just as we had gotten used to the fact that the president is, in effect, under congressional indictment, just as we had settled into a more or less stable stalemate over when (and if) the…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-has-no-idea-…

GOP Debate on Impeachment Witnesses Intensifies as Pelosi Prepares to Send Articles to Senate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-14
The impeachment trial of President Trump is anticipated to proceed this week, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to send the two articles of impeachment to the Senate as early as Wednesday. The House impeached Trump in December for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress related to Trump's effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. A growing number of Republican senators are pushing for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on whether to allow witnesses to speak at the Senate trial. The timing of the Senate impeachment trial could impact the 2020 presidentia…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/14/dahlia_li…

Bernie calls for vote in Senate for No War Against Iran Act
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-01-14
"We must end our endless wars."
nationofchange.org/2020/01/14/bernie-cal…

Joe Biden Has a Serious Problem With Social Security
Ilana Novick | commondreams.org | 2020-01-14
Then U.S. Senator Joe Biden in 1995 speaking on the Senate floor about his repeated efforts to freeze Social Security spending. (Photo: Screenshot/C-SPAN) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/01/14/joe-bi…

Trump Impeachment Trial Set to Begin Next Tuesday – US Senate Majority Leader
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-14
The much-anticipated impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is set to begin on Tuesday, January 21, according to US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
sputniknews.com/us/202001141078037780-tr…

NLG calls upon U.S. to immediately comply with International Humanitarian Law in its illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Islands
National Lawyers Guild | mronline.org | 2020-01-14
As the longest running belligerent occupation of a foreign country in the history of international relations, the United States has been in violation of international law for over a century. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/01/14/nlg-calls-upon-u…

Russia's Unsuccessful Libyan Peace Summit Was a Good Start
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
Russia's Libyan peace summit in Moscow didn't succeed with its stated objective of getting the warring parties to agree to a ceasefire agreement after they failed to find any common ground with one another, but it was nevertheless a good …
globalresearch.ca/russia-unsuccessful-libyan-peace-summit-good-start/5700561

US House Democrats to Look Into Reports of Russia Hacking Burisma – Congressman
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-14
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US House Democrats intend to look into media reports accusing "Russian military hackers" of a cyberattack against the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries said during a press conference on Tuesday.
sputniknews.com/world/202001141078037309…

Trump expected at Davos meeting this month
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-14
U.S. President Donald J. Trump is set to participate in the 50th anniversary meeting of political and business leaders being held at Davos from Jan 21-24, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Tuesday.Trump attended the annual event in the Swiss resort in January 2018, a year into his administration, taking his "America First" message to the world's elite. The first U.S. president to attend in two decades, he did not participate last year, and the return trip comes amid moves for him to face impeachment charges in the Senate.U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthiz…
yenisafak.com/en/world/trump-expected-at…

Germany invited Libya's Serraj, Haftar to conference
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-14
Germany confirmed on Tuesday it will host a conference on Sunday in Berlin to support the United Nations' effort to achieve peace and reconciliation in Libya after months of violence. Representatives from the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, Turkey, Italy and the U.N. will be among the participants, said the German government in a statement.Germany has also invited Fayez al-Serraj, who heads the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, and General Khalifa Haftar, who leads the eastern-based Libyan National Army, it said.
yenisafak.com/en/world/germany-invited-l…

Ex-Bush official: OPCW's Syria cover-up recalls Iraq war lies
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-13
Former Bush administration official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says that reports of US pressure on the OPCW's Syria chemical weapons investigation…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/13/ex-bush-offic…

Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-13
As the US escalates its hybrid wars, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are suspending accounts and censoring content that conflicts with…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/12/us-pressure-s…

The Useless War Powers Act
Harry Blain | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-13
Practically speaking, the Trump administration's extrajudicial assassination of a top Iranian general was probably legal. The rationale is straightforward: Congress has steadily settled on a constitutionally dubious theory of handing the president near-limitless authority over how, when, and why the country goes to war. The 1973 War Powers Resolution, the often-cited check on this extraordinary…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/13/the-useless-…

Canadian Labour Congress to elect second woman president
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-13
CORRECTION: This article originally reported that Linda Silas would be the first woman to head the Canadian Labour Congress if elected. This was inaccurate. Shirley Carr, who was CLC president from 1986 to 1992 was the first woman to lead the federation. We apologize for the error. TORONTO

House Democrats to forward Trump impeachment articles, setting stage for Senate trial
wsws.org | 2020-01-13
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the next step would be taken Tuesday at a meeting of the House Democratic caucus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/13/impe…

Milwaukee: Momentum builds for protest at Trump visit
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-13
Milwaukee, WI – Preparations are well in hand for the demonstration set to meet President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Milwaukee on January 14. The initial announcement of the protest was met with a great deal of excitement. This feeling has been sustained, reflected in the fact that over 4500 people have said on Facebook they are interested in attending. | "The fact that we're still mobilizing in huge numbers four years into Trump's presidency tells us something about where the masses of people are at," said Ryan Hamann, a leader with the Coalition to March on the DNC, the organization who initiated the call…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/13/milwauke…

Colombia: 'Significant strides' towards integrated peace, UN envoy tells Security Council
news.un.org | 2020-01-13
Colombia has continued to make "significant strides in its peace process", the top UN envoy in the country told the Security Council on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1…

Socialist José Cortés runs for Congress in San Diego
San Diego PSL | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-12
The people of San Diego need an advocate who represents the working class.
liberationnews.org/socialist-jose-cortes…

'Impeached for life': Pelosi sets off Twitter fireworks, falsely claims Dems pursuing subpoena-defying witnesses
rt.com | 2020-01-12
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made numerous odd claims about Trump impeachment in a new interview, including that Dems are pursuing subpoena-defying witness from the Ukraine investigation. | While speaking on ABC's 'This Week' Pelosi told host George Stephanopoulos that "this president is impeached for life, regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell." | While Congress passed articles of impeachment against the president, he still technically needs to go through a trial in the Senate to determine his guilt. One is not "impeached" until a decision is made through a trial. Congress merely conduct…
rt.com/usa/478086-pelosi-impeached-for-l…

Congress Finally Begins to Assert Its War Powers Authority
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2020-01-11
Congress Finally Begins to Assert Its War Powers Authority…
thenation.com/article/war-powers-congres…

Security Council beats midnight deadline, renews Syria cross-border aid in contentious vote
news.un.org | 2020-01-10
The Security Council on Friday evening renewed a UN operation delivering humanitarian aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians, but some of the body's members expressed disappointment that the "watered down" measure cut in half the number of crossing points and duration of the authorization.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1…

Israel Again Bombs The PMU, Rockets Fired In Iraq, 737 Misinfo & Congress Warned Not To Discuss Iran
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-10
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 (1/9/19). 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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The Liars that Led Us to War
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-10
Two Iraq war veterans explain why Congress has failed to stop the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and say the United States needs to learn from its imperialist history if anything is going to change.
therealnews.com/stories/liars-war-iraq-i…

'Pelosi caved': After 3-week delay seeking leverage, Democrats to finally send impeachment to Senate
rt.com | 2020-01-10
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that articles of impeachment will be transmitted to the Senate next week, after Republican leadership rejected her conditions and moved to dismiss the charges unless they were sent over. | "I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate," Pelosi (D-California) wrote in a letter to House Democrats on Friday. | "Pelosi caves," declared Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), who authored the motion to change the Senate rules so the charge…
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War Powers Resolution on Iran Still Has Teeth
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-10
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution to prevent Trump from engaging in further hostilities against Iran. It is a mistake to assume that the resolution, if it passes the Senate, won't have an effect, says Hassan El-Tayyab.
therealnews.com/stories/war-powers-resol…

US peace activists, leftists oppose Iran war
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-10
anti-war Susan PriceIssue 1248 United States US wars US aggression against Iran peace movementJanuary 10, 2020Former vetera…
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Andrew Bacevich: The U.S. Needs to Abandon "Militarized Approach" to Middle East and Build Peace
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-09
We continue our conversation with Andrew Bacevich, president and co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He is a retired colonel, Vietnam War veteran and author of, most recently, of "The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory." Bacevich says the crisis with Iran, sparked by President Trump's assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani, is just the latest in a long series of ill-advised American actions in the Middle East. "The only conceivable way for us to begin to extricate ourselves from this terrible mess in the region … is to abandon this militarized approac…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/9/andrew_bac…

Peace activists in South say 'No war on Iran'
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-09
Reports from North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Kentucky.
liberationnews.org/peace-activists-in-so…

Stand with the people of Iran and Iraq against the U.S. wars of aggression!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-09
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following Jan. 8 statement from the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) US Chapter. | The cowardly assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani on Iraqi soil, the deployment of more US troops to the Southwest Asia and North Africa region (SWANA), and the belligerent threats of the Trump administration, reveal to the world what billions of people already know: The United States is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world, the single largest threat to the peace and security of Southwest Asia and North Africa, and a rogue state with no regard for int…
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In the ongoing crisis, Congress must rein in Trump's war powers
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-01-08
As we feared, President Trump's reckless assassination of Iran's Gen. Soleimani resulted in escalation

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Syria, polio, DR Congo, Sudan updates, and, the art of stealing
news.un.org | 2020-01-07
Tuesday's top stories include: A "daily nightmare" in Syria's Idlib; polio remains an international health emergency; Guterres extends condolences as Australia bushfires continue; measles in DR Congo; clashes in Darfur displace thousands; and a celebration of stolen art.
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Will Soleimani's Assassination Set Back Iraq's October Revolution?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-07
Soleimani's killing could open a path for peace if cooler heads prevail, argues professor of Middle East politics Sabah Alnasseri.
therealnews.com/stories/soleimani-assass…

Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump's lie of 'imminent attacks'
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-06
The Trump administration claimed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning "imminent attacks" on US interests when it assassinated him. That…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/06/soleimani-pea…

How Soleimani's Assassination Violates International Law and Puts Peace Further Out of Reach
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-06
Phyllis Bennis says Congress must stop Trump from taking the U.S. to war without any justification or provocation.
therealnews.com/stories/soleimani-assass…

More Rockets Fired At US Embassy, US Iranians Detained & Trump Says Twitter Is "Notifying Congress"
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-06
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 (1/5/19). 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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Hundreds of protesters for peace come out in Pacific Northwest Jan. 4
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-06
Reports from Seattle, Spokane, Kennewick and Boise…
liberationnews.org/hundreds-of-protester…

Venezuelan Government and Opposition Fraction Announce Release of 14 'Political Prisoners'
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-01-06
The National Roundtable for Peaceful Dialogue also offered its backing to the new National Assembly president, Luis Parra.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14757

Rockets Fired At US Bases, US Gov Immediately Bombs Iraq & Syria & Their False Claims Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-05
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 (1/4/19). 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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Sat. Jan. 4 National Day of Action U.S. Troops Out of Iraq!
ANSWER | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-01
Initiators for this call include the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, Popular Resistance, World Beyond War and many other anti-war and peace organizations.
liberationnews.org/sat-jan-4-national-da…

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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Israel AGAIN Attacks Syria Over Christmas, Khashoggi Trial Theater & MSM N Korea Xmas Fear-Mongering
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-12-24
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 …
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Seemingly Coordinated ISIS/al-Qaeda Attacks On Syrian Oil/Gas Fields & US' Russia/Libya Hypocrisy
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-12-22
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 …
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