Daily Archives: February 26, 2020

2020-02-26: News Headlines

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-02-26). Turkey's Request for U.S. Patriot Missiles to Pressure Russia in Syria Will Not Work. globalresearch.ca Ankara's statements about an imminent military operation in Syria and the Turkish authorities' request for Washington to supply them with U.S.-made Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems are just Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's manoeuvres to leverage against Russia that his …

David Swanson (2020-02-26). Nonviolent Action for Peace. counterpunch.org George Lakey's new book is called How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. On its cover is a drawing of a hand holding up two fingers in what is more often considered a peace sign than a victory sign, but I suppose it is meant as both. Perhaps nobody is better qualified

San Jose Peace & Justice Center (2020-02-26). Sanctions: The Weaponization of the Global Financial System. indybay.org San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 523, 55, 64, 66, 68, 72, 73, 168, 181, 500, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55, LRT…

Brenda Norrell (2020-02-26). Tohono O'odham chairman to testify as U.S. blows up burial place today. indybay.org Tohono O'odham Chairman Ned Norris, Jr., will testify before a Congressional hearing on the destruction of sacred sites today, Wednesday, at 2 pm. Also today, the United States will blow up Monument Hill on Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, where O'odham burial remains were recently found.

yenisafak (2020-02-26). EU states urge Russia, Syrian regime to stop Idlib attacks. yenisafak.com More than a dozen of EU member states urged Russia and the Syrian regime on Wednesday to stop military attacks in the Idlib de-escalation zone, and recommit themselves to a 2018 cease-fire agreement.Foreign ministers from 14 EU member states wrote a joint op-ed for German news portal t-online.de and warned of an imminent humanitarian catastrophe in northwestern Syria."We call on the Syrian regime and its supporters to end this military offensive and to comply with the cease-fire agreed in autumn 2018," the ministers said, amid ongoing airstrikes and shelling that claimed more than 1,800 lives since the cease-fire…

yenisafak (2020-02-26). Peace in South Sudan to bolster Turkish investment. yenisafak.com South Sudan's ambassador to Turkey urged Turkish investors to "be among the first" to invest in his country, even as a new transitional government takes shape under a landmark peace deal.Last Friday, South Sudan President Salva Kiir appointed rebel leader Riek Machar vice president after they agreed to form a long-delayed unity government — a crucial step towards ending six years of war."We want to appeal to the business community in Turkey as we enter a new era, we want investors from our friends the Turkish people," Ambassador Majok Guandong told Anadolu Agency.The diplomat said that there are some four T…

sputniknews (2020-02-26). Erdogan Vows Turkey Will Not Take Step Back in Syria's Idlib. sputniknews.com Turkey has repeatedly accused the Syrian Army of attacking its forces in the Idlib outposts over the last few months as well as violating the Sochi agreements that established the demilitarised zone in the Syrian province.

sputniknews (2020-02-26). Delhi Violence: India's Main Opposition Congress Party Demands Home Minister's Resignation. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Violence between two groups that started in parts of northeast Delhi on Sunday over the citizenship law issue has taken a communal turn. As many as 22 people have died and 183 others, including 132 civilians, were injured.

RT (2020-02-25). Biden slips up about running for SENATE, instead of president in latest gaffe. rt.com Talking silver while aiming for gold isn't the best idea during the closely watched Democratic race, but former vice president Joe Biden did just that, downgrading his political ambitions from president to… senator. | Known for a series of gaffes, some of which have been branded disturbingly weird, Biden produced a new one while trying to win public sympathy in South Carolina. While the opening part of his outburst sounded like conventional self-promotion at first, the rest raised more than a few eyebrows. | "I'm Joe Biden, I'm a Democrat candidate for the United States Senate. Look me over, if you like what…

Chauncey K. Robinson, Al Neal (2020-02-25). Voter suppression, anti-union labor laws make South Carolina a pivotal battleground. peoplesworld.org Right on the heels of the Nevada caucus, the South Carolina Democratic Primary will take place this Saturday, Feb. 29. Voters will have Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer, Amy Klobuchar, and Tulsi Gabbard to choose from on the ballot, while all but Gabbard have qualified for the debate in South …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-02-25). Immigration attorney challenges pro-Trump Dem; unites Texas unions with party's progressives. peoplesworld.org LAREDO, Texas—Jessica Cisneros, an attorney who defends exploited people—especially as an immigration lawyer—has pulled off an unusual coup as she seeks to oust the nation's most pro-Donald Trump Democratic congressman in a "blue" district in South Texas. Cisneros has united two wings of the party who are sometimes wary of each other, but both are …

Stephen Lendman (2020-02-25). Overt Trump Regime Support for Al-Qaeda Offshoots in Syria, ISIS-Daesh Et Al are Pentagon/CIA Proxies. globalresearch.ca Both right wings of the US war party support ISIS, Al-Qaeda, its offshoots, and likeminded terrorist groups in Syria and other countries where their fighters are deployed as Pentagon/CIA proxy troops. | Instead of explaining reality on the ground in US …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-02-25). US Senator Bernie Sanders to Boycott AIPAC Conference. imemc.org Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced, on Monday, that he will not attend a forthcoming conference organized by a pro-Israel lobby group that serves as a platform to "express bigotry," Anadolu Agency reports. "The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people," Sanders, …

IMEMC News (2020-02-25). Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians During A Peace Protest In Jordan Valley. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters near a military roadblock in the northern area of the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, causing many injuries. The nonviolent procession was organized by the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in addition to Fateh movement's anti-colonies …

teleSUR (2020-02-25). Trump Sends $2.5B Coronavirus Budget Request to Congress. telesurenglish.net The White House sent to the United States Congress Monday its US$2.5 billion supplemental budget proposal to fight the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). | RELATED: | "Today, the Administration is transmitting to Congress a US$2.5 billion supplemental funding plan to accelerate vaccine development, support preparedness and response activities and to procure much-needed equipment and supplies," Rachel Semmel, a spokes…

The Canary (2020-02-24). Julian Assange supporters protest outside court ahead of extradition hearing. thecanary.co Supporters of Julian Assange have gathered outside court as the WikiLeaks founder begins his fight against extradition to the US, where he is accused of helping to leak hundreds of thousands of classified documents.Demonstrators, including Assange's father John Shipton, arrived at Woolwich Crown Court on Monday, with some holding placards calling for his immediate release.Some said they had arrived as early as 6am, with signs reading: "Don't shoot the messenger, free Assange" and "Free Julian Assange, Nobel Peace Prize nominee". Tents were erected on nearby grass.John Shipton, the father of Julian Assange, speaks…

Combined Sources (2020-02-24). Indian Communists: Trump's economic demands leave country vulnerable to U.S. corporations. peoplesworld.org Indian Communists have called for a huge turnout at rallies opposing President Donald Trump's visit to the country, which started today. Protests have taken place in Ahmedabad, Trump's first stop on the trip, and a giant rally was organized by the All-India Peace and Solidarity Organization in Delhi, with support from the Communist Party of …

Agha Hussain (2020-02-24). How a Subtle Turkey-Iran Entente is Helping Iran Secure a Firm Presence in Syria. mintpressnews.com In the last of a three-part series, Agha Hussein investigates how cooperation with Turkey is helping Iran resist pressure to leave Syria.

teleSUR (2020-02-24). Colombian Congress to Investigate Duque Over Fraud Allegations. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Lower Chamber's Accusation Committee opened a preliminary investigation Monday against Colombian President Ivan Duque after accusations of electoral fraud by former Congresswoman Aida Merlano. | RELATED: | "We have taken the decision to open an investigation" after receiving the complaint against Duque from House Representative David Racero, of the "Decentes" opposition movement, the presi…

Fight Back (2020-02-23). "We want to show the DNC that the people have the power," says Milwaukee coalition. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – On February 22, a Wisconsin delegation invited a conference of nearly 60 organizations to join a major protest at the Democratic National Convention taking place in Milwaukee in July. | The members of the Coalition to March on the DNC made their announcement on the second day of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) national conference. The UNAC conference is a major gathering of international solidarity and anti-oppression activists from across North America, taking place at the People's Forum in New York City. | The coalition is calling on all progressive, left, democratic and socialist or…

Fight Back (2020-02-22). Group planning march on DNC heads to New York to build support. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Organizers with the Milwaukee-based Coalition to March on the DNC are attending the national conference of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), to build support for a major protest at the Democratic National Convention in July. | The Coalition to March on the DNC is a broad coalition of left and progressive forces who plan to bring popular demands to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, slated to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The march will be held on the opening morning of the convention, Monday, July 13. | "All eyes will be on Milwaukee when the people's movements protest outsi…

news.un (2020-02-21). UN chief appeals for end to Syria's 'man-made humanitarian nightmare'. news.un.org In a tersely delivered statement on Friday, the UN Secretary-General appealed for an end to the "man-made humanitarian nightmare" currently unfolding in Syria, where ongoing military operations in the north-west have displaced hundreds of thousands amid bitter winter temperatures.

Aaron Maté (2020-02-21). Turkey, US protect Al Qaeda in Idlib and worsen Syria's suffering. thegrayzone.com Why is Turkey, with US backing, protecting Al-Qaeda's largest affiliate in Idlib, Syria? Idlib is facing a humanitarian disaster as…

Staff (2020-02-20). Headlines for February 20, 2020. democracynow.org Democratic Contenders Take Aim at Billionaire Michael Bloomberg in Nevada Debate, Protesters Interrupt Nevada Debate to Demand Immigration Discussion, Michael Bloomberg Made Transphobic Remarks in 2019, Bloomberg Campaign NDAs Could Prevent Reporting of Abuses, U.N. Warns of Unfolding Humanitarian Catastrophe in Syria's Idlib, German Far-Right Gunman Kills 10 in Frankfurt Suburb, China Expels Wall Street Journal Reporters over "Racist" Op-Ed, Trump Taps Ally Richard Grenell as Director of National Intelligence, As Roger Stone Faces Sentencing in Federal Court, Trump Hints at Pardon, Julian Assange's Lawyers: Trum…

Jason Ditz (2020-02-20). Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive. theantimedia.com Russia called the situation a "worst case scenario."

splcenter (2020-02-20). 'Time For Ilhan' documentary details congresswoman's first rise to political office. splcenter.org

pip.hinman (2020-02-20). The climate crisis and the need for peace. greenleft.org.au

Susan Price (2020-02-20). Syria: Refugee crisis as Assad's forces advance. greenleft.org.au

Paul Kawika Martin (2020-02-13). Peace Action: Senate Reclaims War Powers to Thwart Iran War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — February 13, 2020 — In response to the Senate passing the bipartisan bill — S.J.Res.68 — that would thwart President Trump from going to war with Iran and end any current hostilities, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "It's about time …

Strategic Culture (2020-02-08). US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace. theantimedia.com These so-called "mini-nukes" represent—despite the diminutive-sounding name—an increased risk of nuclear war.

Middle East Eye (2020-02-07). Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes. theantimedia.com Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."

splcenter (2020-02-07). SPLC Testifies Before Congress on Alarming Incidents of White Supremacy in the Military. splcenter.org

Middle East Eye (2020-02-06). Turkey Gives Assad Deadline to Pull Back or Face Military Action. theantimedia.com Turkey has given the Syrian government until the end of this month to withdraw from recently seized territory in Idlib province.

CounterSpin (2020-01-31). Omar Baddar on Israel/Palestine 'Peace' Plan, Rainey Reitman on Greenwald Persecution. fair.org MP3 Link This week on CounterSpin: It is strange to think that you could create a plan to shape the relationship between two entities, in consultation with one but not the other, and then not just declare it, yourself, a "win-win," but also say to the unconsulted party, "You better take it, or else." Yet …

Jon Rainwater (2020-01-31). House Votes to Rein in Trump's Iran War Powers While Ending Endless Wars. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 30, 2020 — In response to two high-profile war powers votes on the House floor today, Peace Action released the following statement: "Our nation's endless wars are on autopilot, with Trump fitfully grabbing the steering wheel until his attention wanders somewhere else. Today's votes are a step toward Congress reclaiming its …

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 …

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

Jon Rainwater (2019-09-25). Take Action to Avoid War with Iran. peaceaction.org photo credit Dear Groundswell Readers, We have to keep pushing Congress this week if we want to avoid war with Iran. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said recently that the U.K. might join a U.S.-led military effort in the Gulf. When other nations step up to join the "coalition of the willing" it's often a bad sign. …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-07-18). Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 18, 2019 — In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because of the Trump administration's policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the precipice of another blunderous …

Peace Action (2019-07-11). Peace Action Endorses 'the Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 11, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, has endorsed four progressive champions for the House of Representatives in the 2020 election, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for New York's 14th district, Rep. Ilhan Omar for Minnesota's 5th district, Rep. Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-28). Most Senators Oppose War with Iran Without Congressional Approval. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 28, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting 50-40 in favor of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block funding for military action against Iran without congressional approval, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because …

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

2020-02-26: Social Media Postees

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Turkey's Request for U.S. Patriot Missiles to Pressure Russia in Syria Will Not Work
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-26
Ankara's statements about an imminent military operation in Syria and the Turkish authorities' request for Washington to supply them with U.S.-made Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems are just Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's manoeuvres to leverage against Russia that his …
globalresearch.ca/turkey-request-u-s-patriot-missiles-pressure-russia-syria-not-work/5704787

Nonviolent Action for Peace
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-26
George Lakey's new book is called How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. On its cover is a drawing of a hand holding up two fingers in what is more often considered a peace sign than a victory sign, but I suppose it is meant as both. Perhaps nobody is better qualified…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/26/nonviolent-a…

Sanctions: The Weaponization of the Global Financial System
San Jose Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-02-26
San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 523, 55, 64, 66, 68, 72, 73, 168, 181, 500, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55, LRT…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/25/1883106…

Tohono O'odham chairman to testify as U.S. blows up burial place today
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-02-26
Tohono O'odham Chairman Ned Norris, Jr., will testify before a Congressional hearing on the destruction of sacred sites today, Wednesday, at 2 pm. Also today, the United States will blow up Monument Hill on Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, where O'odham burial remains were recently found.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/25/1883105…

EU states urge Russia, Syrian regime to stop Idlib attacks
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-26
More than a dozen of EU member states urged Russia and the Syrian regime on Wednesday to stop military attacks in the Idlib de-escalation zone, and recommit themselves to a 2018 cease-fire agreement.Foreign ministers from 14 EU member states wrote a joint op-ed for German news portal t-online.de and warned of an imminent humanitarian catastrophe in northwestern Syria."We call on the Syrian regime and its supporters to end this military offensive and to comply with the cease-fire agreed in autumn 2018," the ministers said, amid ongoing airstrikes and shelling that claimed more than 1,800 lives since the cease-fire…
yenisafak.com/en/world/eu-states-urge-ru…

Peace in South Sudan to bolster Turkish investment
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-26
South Sudan's ambassador to Turkey urged Turkish investors to "be among the first" to invest in his country, even as a new transitional government takes shape under a landmark peace deal.Last Friday, South Sudan President Salva Kiir appointed rebel leader Riek Machar vice president after they agreed to form a long-delayed unity government

Erdogan Vows Turkey Will Not Take Step Back in Syria's Idlib
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-26
Turkey has repeatedly accused the Syrian Army of attacking its forces in the Idlib outposts over the last few months as well as violating the Sochi agreements that established the demilitarised zone in the Syrian province.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020022610784…

Delhi Violence: India's Main Opposition Congress Party Demands Home Minister's Resignation
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-26
New Delhi (Sputnik): Violence between two groups that started in parts of northeast Delhi on Sunday over the citizenship law issue has taken a communal turn. As many as 22 people have died and 183 others, including 132 civilians, were injured.
sputniknews.com/india/202002261078407682…

Voter suppression, anti-union labor laws make South Carolina a pivotal battleground
Chauncey K. Robinson, Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-25
Right on the heels of the Nevada caucus, the South Carolina Democratic Primary will take place this Saturday, Feb. 29. Voters will have Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer, Amy Klobuchar, and Tulsi Gabbard to choose from on the ballot, while all but Gabbard have qualified for the debate in South …
peoplesworld.org/article/voter-suppressi…

Overt Trump Regime Support for Al-Qaeda Offshoots in Syria, ISIS-Daesh Et Al are Pentagon/CIA Proxies
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-25
Both right wings of the US war party support ISIS, Al-Qaeda, its offshoots, and likeminded terrorist groups in Syria and other countries where their fighters are deployed as Pentagon/CIA proxy troops. | Instead of explaining reality on the ground in US …
globalresearch.ca/overt-trump-regime-support-al-qaeda-offshoot/5704675

The "Liberal" Media's Propaganda War on Bernie Sanders
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-25
Last week, three days before the Nevada Caucus, MSDNC's Stephanie Ruhle had on an old friend, former Diamond Resorts CEO Stephen Cloobeck, a major Democratic Party funder, to speak from Las Vegas. Asked about one of Ruhle's favorite topics, the menace of "socialist Bernie Sanders," Cloobeck called Sanders "an anarchist" who "would love to burn down the United States" " (When asked if he would support Trump if Sanders is the nominee, Cloobeck growled "anyone but Bernie, anyone but Bernie."). She later gleamed while one or her many Republican guests, Jeb Bush's former campaign manager, called for Michael Bloomberg…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/25/the-liberal-…

Biden slips up about running for SENATE, instead of president in latest gaffe
rt.com | 2020-02-25
Talking silver while aiming for gold isn't the best idea during the closely watched Democratic race, but former vice president Joe Biden did just that, downgrading his political ambitions from president to… senator. | Known for a series of gaffes, some of which have been branded disturbingly weird, Biden produced a new one while trying to win public sympathy in South Carolina. While the opening part of his outburst sounded like conventional self-promotion at first, the rest raised more than a few eyebrows. | "I'm Joe Biden, I'm a Democrat candidate for the United States Senate. Look me over, if you like what…
rt.com/usa/481604-biden-gaffe-candidate-…

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians During A Peace Protest In Jordan Valley
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-25
Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters near a military roadblock in the northern area of the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, causing many injuries. The nonviolent procession was organized by the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in addition to Fateh movement's anti-colonies …
imemc.org/article/soldiers-injure-many-p…

US Senator Bernie Sanders to Boycott AIPAC Conference
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-25
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced, on Monday, that he will not attend a forthcoming conference organized by a pro-Israel lobby group that serves as a platform to "express bigotry," Anadolu Agency reports. "The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people," Sanders, …
imemc.org/article/us-senator-bernie-sand…

Trump Sends $2.5B Coronavirus Budget Request to Congress
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-25
The White House sent to the United States Congress Monday its US$2.5 billion supplemental budget proposal to fight the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). | RELATED: | 1st Vaccine Batch Against Coronavirus Shipped to Clinical Study | "Today, the Administration is transmitting to Congress a US$2.5 billion supplemental funding plan to accelerate vaccine development, support preparedness and response activities and to procure much-needed equipment and supplies," Rachel Semmel, a spokes…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Sends-2.5B…

Immigration attorney challenges pro-Trump Dem; unites Texas unions with party's progressives
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-25
LAREDO, Texas–Jessica Cisneros, an attorney who defends exploited people–especially as an immigration lawyer–has pulled off an unusual coup as she seeks to oust the nation's most pro-Donald Trump Democratic congressman in a "blue" district in South Texas. Cisneros has united two wings of the party who are sometimes wary of each other, but both are …
peoplesworld.org/article/immigration-att…

How a Subtle Turkey-Iran Entente is Helping Iran Secure a Firm Presence in Syria
Agha Hussain | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-24
In the last of a three-part series, Agha Hussein investigates how cooperation with Turkey is helping Iran resist pressure to leave Syria.
mintpressnews.com/subtle-turkey-iran-ent…

Julian Assange supporters protest outside court ahead of extradition hearing
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-24
Supporters of Julian Assange have gathered outside court as the WikiLeaks founder begins his fight against extradition to the US, where he is accused of helping to leak hundreds of thousands of classified documents.Demonstrators, including Assange's father John Shipton, arrived at Woolwich Crown Court on Monday, with some holding placards calling for his immediate release.Some said they had arrived as early as 6am, with signs reading: "Don't shoot the messenger, free Assange" and "Free Julian Assange, Nobel Peace Prize nominee". Tents were erected on nearby grass.John Shipton, the father of Julian Assange, speaks…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/02/24/julian-assange-supporters-protest-outside-court-ahead-of-extradition-hearing/

Indian Communists: Trump's economic demands leave country vulnerable to U.S. corporations
Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-24
Indian Communists have called for a huge turnout at rallies opposing President Donald Trump's visit to the country, which started today. Protests have taken place in Ahmedabad, Trump's first stop on the trip, and a giant rally was organized by the All-India Peace and Solidarity Organization in Delhi, with support from the Communist Party of …
peoplesworld.org/article/indian-communis…

Colombian Congress to Investigate Duque Over Fraud Allegations
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-24
Colombia's Lower Chamber's Accusation Committee opened a preliminary investigation Monday against Colombian President Ivan Duque after accusations of electoral fraud by former Congresswoman Aida Merlano. | RELATED: | Colombia: Judge Requests Probe Into Electoral Fraud Allegations Against Duque | "We have taken the decision to open an investigation" after receiving the complaint against Duque from House Representative David Racero, of the "Decentes" opposition movement, the presi…
telesurenglish.net/news/colombian-presid…

"We want to show the DNC that the people have the power," says Milwaukee coalition
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-23
New York, NY – On February 22, a Wisconsin delegation invited a conference of nearly 60 organizations to join a major protest at the Democratic National Convention taking place in Milwaukee in July. | The members of the Coalition to March on the DNC made their announcement on the second day of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) national conference. The UNAC conference is a major gathering of international solidarity and anti-oppression activists from across North America, taking place at the People's Forum in New York City. | The coalition is calling on all progressive, left, democratic and socialist or…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/23/we-want-…

Group planning march on DNC heads to New York to build support
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-22
New York, NY – Organizers with the Milwaukee-based Coalition to March on the DNC are attending the national conference of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), to build support for a major protest at the Democratic National Convention in July. | The Coalition to March on the DNC is a broad coalition of left and progressive forces who plan to bring popular demands to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, slated to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The march will be held on the opening morning of the convention, Monday, July 13. | "All eyes will be on Milwaukee when the people's movements protest outsi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/22/group-pl…

Turkey, US protect Al Qaeda in Idlib and worsen Syria's suffering
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-21
Why is Turkey, with US backing, protecting Al-Qaeda's largest affiliate in Idlib, Syria? Idlib is facing a humanitarian disaster as…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/21/turkey-us-pro…

UN chief appeals for end to Syria's 'man-made humanitarian nightmare'
news.un.org | 2020-02-21
In a tersely delivered statement on Friday, the UN Secretary-General appealed for an end to the "man-made humanitarian nightmare" currently unfolding in Syria, where ongoing military operations in the north-west have displaced hundreds of thousands amid bitter winter temperatures.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1…

Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-20
Russia called the situation a "worst case scenario."

Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive

'Time For Ilhan' documentary details congresswoman's first rise to political office
splcenter.org | 2020-02-20
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/21/time-ilhan…

The climate crisis and the need for peace
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-20
war Climate Nick DeaneIssue 1254 Australia climate refugees weapons militaryFebruary 2…
greenleft.org.au/content/climate-crisis-and-need-peace

Peace Action: Senate Reclaims War Powers to Thwart Iran War
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2020-02-13
Washington, D.C.

US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace
Strategic Culture | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-08
These so-called "mini-nukes" represent–despite the diminutive-sounding name–an increased risk of nuclear war.

US Deploys ‘Mini-Nukes’ in Deplorable Threat to World Peace

Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-07
Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."

Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes

SPLC Testifies Before Congress on Alarming Incidents of White Supremacy in the Military
splcenter.org | 2020-02-07
splcenter.org/news/2020/02/11/splc-testi…

Turkey Gives Assad Deadline to Pull Back or Face Military Action
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-06
Turkey has given the Syrian government until the end of this month to withdraw from recently seized territory in Idlib province.

Turkey Gives Assad Deadline to Pull Back or Face Military Action

Omar Baddar on Israel/Palestine 'Peace' Plan, Rainey Reitman on Greenwald Persecution
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-01-31
MP3 Link This week on CounterSpin: It is strange to think that you could create a plan to shape the relationship between two entities, in consultation with one but not the other, and then not just declare it, yourself, a "win-win," but also say to the unconsulted party, "You better take it, or else." Yet …
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House Votes to Rein in Trump's Iran War Powers While Ending Endless Wars
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-01-31
Washington, D.C.