2019-09-15: News Headlines

RT (2019-09-14). 'Far into conspiracy theorizing': Ex-MSNBC Host Krystal Ball slams network for Russiagate hype. rt.com Krystal Ball, a former MSNBC host, has admitted that her colleagues went too far focusing on Russiagate narrative alone that it turned into conspiracy theorizing. | After three years of non-stop speculations about an alleged collusion between the Kremlin and US President Donald Trump ended up with Russiagaters' hopes crashed by the Mueller report, some in the American media seemed to have woken up to realize that the conspiratorial hype machine had replaced what should have been journalism. | The most recent example is Ball, who criticized her "former colleagues, friends" for going "so far into the realm of co…

Saul Foster (2019-09-14). Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here. mronline.org Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source

The Canary (2019-09-14). Assault survivor condemns 'disgusting' knighthood for Geoffrey Boycott. thecanary.co The woman Geoffrey Boycott was convicted of assaulting has criticised the "disgusting" decision to give a knighthood to the former cricketer, according to a report.Boycott's ex-girlfriend Margaret Moore, 67, told the Sun newspaper: He treated me appallingly. | I will never forget that night. It was horrible. What sort of man does that and is then made a knight? | He should hand it back.Margaret Moore outside the Palais de Justice in Grasse, Southern France, at the time of the tr…

Ann Wright (2019-09-14). From A Russian: Our Planet is So Small that We Must Live in Peace. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/ann-wright-image1.jpg | sibirtrans.ru/

teleSUR (2019-09-14). Taliban Delegation Travels to Russia as US Peace Talks Collapse. telesurenglish.net Afghanistan's Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to seek international support to push for the withdrawal of United States troops following the collapse of talks with the U.S. this month, officials from the insurgent group said Saturday. | RELATED: | US Will Lose More After Afghan Peace Talks End Abruptly: Taliban | "The purpose of these visits is to inform leaders of these countries about the peace talks and President Trump's decision to call off the peace process at a…

Peter Koenig (2019-09-14). Will the IMF, the Federal Reserve, Negative Interest Rates and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy? globalresearch.ca The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. …

WSWS (2019-09-14). Russia, Ukraine carry out high-profile prisoner exchange. wsws.org The prisoner exchange was strongly backed by France and Germany with media reports suggesting that French President Emmanuel Macron, in particular, played a central role.

The Canary (2019-09-14). Jeremy Corbyn pledges to do all he can to prevent 'no-deal crash-out'. thecanary.co Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he and opposition parties are determined to do all they can to prevent a damaging "no-deal crash out" from the European Union.Mr Corbyn said that if the UK does leave with no-deal he is determined to hold the government to account to answer for their "irresponsible behaviour" over the last few days.Prime Minister Boris Johnson is legally bound to ask Brussels for an extension to Article 50 if he cannot get MPs to back a deal by October 19 after Parliament approved legislation designed to prevent a no-deal, but has said he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than ask for a delay.

San Francisco Green Film Festival (2019-09-14). 9th Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival (Day 3). indybay.org Exploratorium, Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 | Switzerland, Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco CA 94111…

WSWS (2019-09-14). IG Metall plays treacherous role in the Riva steelworkers strike. wsws.org The allies of striking Riva workers are not union officials but workers across Germany and internationally that are facing similar attacks.

teleSUR (2019-09-14). Snowden Hopes France Will Grant Him Asylum. telesurenglish.net Former United States spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes France will grant him asylum, according to a France Inter radio interview to be broadcast Monday. It was not immediately clear when or where the interview took place. | RELATED: | US to Renew Internet Surveillance Program Exposed by Snowden | "I would very much like Mr. Macron to grant me asylum," the famous whistleblower said in excerpts made available on the French radio station's Twitter account, reminding his int…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-09-14). G7 hypocrites protest but exploit the Amazon anyway. workers.org Published in the Italian journal Il Manifesto on Sept. 3. Translation by John Catalinotto. Faced with the spread of fires in the Amazon, the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, changed its agenda to "tackle the emergency." The seven — France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States . . . | Continue reading G7 hypocrites protest but exploit the Amazon anyway at Workers.org

Staff (2019-09-13). Mike Pompeo Is Inviting Catastrophe in the Arctic. truthdig.com Donald Trump got the headlines as usual—but don't be fooled. It wasn't Trumpism in action this August, but what we should all now start referring to as the Pompeo Doctrine. Yes, I'm referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and, when it comes to the Arctic region, he has a lot more than buying Greenland on his mind. | In mid-August, as no one is likely to forget, President Trump surprised international observers by expressing an interest in purchasing Greenland, a semi-autonomous region of Denmark. Most commentators viewed the move as just another example of the president's increasingly erratic behavior.

John Catalinotto (2019-09-13). Italian communist discusses European imperialism. workers.org Alessio Arena, secretary general of the Italian communist group Fronte Popolare (Popular Front), spoke to a full house at the Solidarity Center in Manhattan on Sept. 5 about the role of European imperialism in the world and the central role of German imperialism in controlling the direction of the European . . . | Continue reading Italian communist discusses European imperialism at Workers.org

Paul Street (2019-09-13). The Age of Constitutional Coups. counterpunch.org In 2017, in the wake of a failed military putsch the previous year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Erdogan held what the British journalist Patrick Cockburn rightly calls "a blatantly rigged referendum which marginalized parliament and gave him dictatorial powers." Erdogan won a narrow majority that "was only achieved late on election night when the head of the electoral board overseeing the election decided that votes not stamped as legally valid, numbering as many as 1.5 million, would be counted as valid." Erdogan then implemented a national educational curriculum that devalued secular liberal ideas and science…

Staff (2019-09-13). Snowden Tells Life Story and Why He Leaked in New Memoir. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. | Snowden, who now lives in Russia to avoid prosecution in the U.S., says his seven years working for the NSA and CIA led him to conclude the U.S. intelligence community "hacked the Constitution" and put everyone's liberty at risk and that he had no choice but to turn to journalists to reveal it to the world. | "I realized that I was crazy to have imagined t…

Staff (2019-09-13). Taliban Negotiators Go to Moscow After Trump Declares Talks 'Dead'. truthdig.com Russia has been accused of aiding the group as a safeguard against an Islamic State affiliate with ties to a militant group in Central Asia.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2019-09-13). The War in Eastern Ukraine May be Coming to an End But Do Any Americans Care? counterpunch.org On Saturday September 7, Russia and Ukraine agreed to a prisoner swap which has brought hope of improved relations between the two countries and an end to the 5-year long conflict in Eastern Ukraine. A peace accord is being planned for later this month in Normandy involving Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. Ukraine's newly elected More

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-13). Is the War in Syria Over? Netanyahu Meets Putin. globalresearch.ca War in Syria rages in parts of the country. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov claims it's over, saying: | "The war in Syria has really come to an end. The country is gradually returning to a normal, peaceful life," adding: | "Some hotspots …

WSWS (2019-09-13). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Slovenian pilots carried out a three-day stoppage September 8 – 10 over contract issues while Paris Metro workers are set to strike Friday to protest adverse pension changes by the Macron government.

Austyn Gaffney (2019-09-13). They Can't Vote Yet, But Youths Are Ready to #ClimateStrike. commondreams.org People take part in the demonstration 'Fridays for Future' in Piazza del Popolo, on April 19, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo: Simona Granati-Corbis/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-11380905441.jpg

Padraig McGrath (2019-09-13). US Defense Secretary Mark Esper's Search for "A Normal Country". Beware of Russia and China Attempts to "Disrupt the International Order" globalresearch.ca In delivering his first major policy-speech since being sworn in as US Defense Secretary in July, Mark Esper said in London on September 6th that the United States' European allies needed to be wary of developing closer ties with China….

WSWS (2019-09-13). The Legacy of Syriza: Four years of austerity, privatizations, militarism and attacks on refugees—Part 3. wsws.org The intention of this series of articles is to depict what the four years of Syriza's government policy meant concretely for workers, youth and retirees in Greece.

Michael Jansen (2019-09-13). Iran Trumps Trump. globalresearch.ca Iran has trumped Trump by routing its oil tanker along the northern shore of the Mediterranean, pausing at ports in Greece and Turkey, then anchoring off Syria's Tartus. The current occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, persuaded London …

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-13). Russia's "Multilateral Strategic Stability" Proposal Could Bring "Balance" to South Asia. globalresearch.ca Russian media reported that the "multilateral strategic stability" proposal by some of the country's leading experts to actively prevent a military confrontation between nuclear powers runs counter to Moscow's current foreign policy, though its possible promulgation would represent a victory …

South Front (2019-09-13). Video: Russia Resumes Strikes on Terrorists in Idlib. globalresearch.ca On September 11, the US-backed Revolutionary Commando Army claimed that it had repelled a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack in the 55km zone surrounding the US military garrison in al-Tanf. The militant group said that SAA units advanced using a …

Nadezhda Azhgikhina (2019-09-13). Russia's Recent Elections Could Signal Hope—or a Warning. thenation.com Russia's Recent Elections Could Signal Hope—or a Warning…

San Francisco Green Film Festival (2019-09-13). 9th Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival (Day 3). indybay.org Exploratorium, Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 | Switzerland, Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco CA 94111…

Ryan Gunderson (2019-09-13). Here's to the Last Philosophes, the Frankfurt School. counterpunch.org The "Frankfurt School" refers to a group of unorthodox Marxist intellectuals associated with Frankfurt, Germany's Institute for Social Research. The most famous first-generation members, whose collective work spans from the 1930s into the early 1970s, include Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, and Herbert Marcuse. They wondered why advanced capitalist societies were sinking into new forms More

The Canary (2019-09-13). Legal challenge to Government Brexit strategy due before NI court on Monday. thecanary.co A legal challenge surrounding the government's Brexit strategy is due to be considered by Northern Ireland's most senior judges on Monday.A three-judge Court of Appeal, led by the region's Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan, will sit in Belfast next week.Declan earmarked at least six hours for submissions from lawyers and made himself available to receive preliminary written arguments this weekend.A trio of challenges heard together at a lower court, Belfast's High Court, earlier this week are the subject of Monday's appeal.They focused on various aspects of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.The argument that the…

Derek Royden (2019-09-13). Boris Johnson's Brexit gambit. nationofchange.org This past Tuesday, with a then deadline of October 31s for the United Kingdom to pull out of the European Union, deal or no deal, (barring an extension of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, which establishes the rules allowing member states to leave), the new Prime Minister of the U.K., Boris Johnson, prorogued the British …

Press TV (2019-09-13). Iran: A Club of Sanctioned Countries in Solidarity Against US Economic Terrorism. dissidentvoice.org PressTV Interview — transcript Background links: ifpnews.com/iranian-mps-propose-formation-of-club-of-sanctioned-countries www.newsweek.com/russia-china-iran-fight-sanctions-1458096 Excerpts: An Iranian parliamentary faction has come up with the idea of establishing a club of sanctioned countries for concerted action against the US economic terrorism. The chairman of the Parliament's faction on countering sanctions, Poormokhtar, gave a report on the formation of the faction and its …

John Wojcik (2019-09-12). Moscow Communists see vote increase after demanding democracy in Russia. peoplesworld.org LISBON, Portugal—Major gains in last Tuesday's Moscow municipal elections for the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) followed weeks of protests in the capital in which party members participated. Thousands rallied and marched in Moscow demanding free elections and fair coverage of them by state-run television. Although Gennady Zyuganov, the party's leader, has been …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-09-12). The Globalization of War, America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies…

Makia Freeman (2019-09-12). Hong Kong Protest Leader Hangs Out with White Helmets Boss. globalresearch.ca Joshua Wong has recently been doing some flyin' around and hobnobbing with the rich, famous and powerful. He went to Berlin and met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other 'pro-democracy' figures like Mayor of Kiev Vitaly Klitschko, who …

Eva Bartlett (2019-09-12). MintPress Sits Down with Russia's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova. mintpressnews.com Philip Giraldi (2019-09-12). Trump the Russian Puppet. A Story That Just Will Not Die. globalresearch.ca Certainly, there are many things that President Donald Trump can rightly be criticized for, but it is interesting to note how the media and chattering classes continue to be in the grip of the highly emotional but ultimately irrational "Trump …

teleSUR (2019-09-12). EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia for 6 More Months. telesurenglish.net The Council of the European Union (EU) announced Thursday that it extends for six months the sanctions against Russia arguing that this country has undermined Ukraine's sovereignty and independence. | RELATED: | US, Canada, EU Join Forces to Intimidate Russia with Sanctions | The EU sanctions, which are being extended until March 15, 2020, consist of the assets freezing and travel bans against 170 Russian individuals and 44 entities. | In addition to these measures, the European…

Staff (2019-09-12). Netanyahu Faces Global Condemnation for Plan to Annex West Bank. truthout.org | | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. N…

GMWatch (2019-09-12). "Low-quality Scientific Advice" on GMOs: New EU Study Endorses Monsanto's Genetically Modified Maize MON810. globalresearch.ca In a new peer-reviewed paper, the GMO Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stands accused of giving "low-quality scientific advice" in its favourable opinion on the cultivation in the European Union of Monsanto/Bayer's GM Bt insecticidal maize …

teleSUR (2019-09-12). Spanish PM Rejects Latest Podemos Proposal for Coalition Govt. telesurenglish.net Spain's acting Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez rejected on Thursday the latest proposal by leftist Podemos for a coalition government on a one-year trial period, though he remains open to negotiations to avoid a repeat election, a Socialist party source said. | RELATED: | Catalonia: Guilty Verdict of Leaders Will Fuel Independence Bid | The two leaders spoke in a brief call on Thursday evening in an effort to revive stalled negotiations, the first time they have talked s…

Paul M. Barrett (2019-09-12). How disinformation could sway the 2020 election. nationofchange.org In 2016, Russian operatives used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to sow division among American voters and boost Donald Trump's presidential campaign. What the Russians used to accomplish this is called "disinformation," which is false or misleading content intended to deceive or promote discord. Now, with the first presidential primary vote only five months away, the public should be aware …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-09-12). Are India and Japan Challenging the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Russia's Far East? globalresearch.ca Although the Russian Far East has huge investment potential in the fields of raw materials, mineral resources, fisheries, forestry's and tourism, it still remains a sparely populated area of only around 7 million people. With China, India, Japan, Indonesia and …

F. William Engdahl (2019-09-12). The New American Oil Empire Built on Sand. The "Fracking Revolution" globalresearch.ca Over the course of the past decade the United States, following decades of relative stagnation in oil production, has surprised many to become the largest oil producer in the world, exceeding Russia as well as Saudi Arabia. | Latest daily production …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-12). Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments. venezuelanalysis.com Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."

teleSUR (2019-09-12). France Finds Saudi Crown Prince's Sister Guilty in Beating Case. telesurenglish.net A Saudi princess was found guilty by a French court Thursday of beating a workman inside her luxury flat in Paris. | RELATED: | Dozens of Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Saudi Arabia: NGO Warns | Princess Hassa bint Salman, the daughter of King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, was found to be complicit in violence with a deadly weapon and complicit in the kidnapping of a workman in her flat. | The French court sentenced the Saudi princess to a ten-month suspended prison sentence…

The Canary (2019-09-12). Brexit legal challenge dismissed in Belfast High Court. thecanary.co A legal challenge that argued the government's Brexit strategy will damage the North of Ireland peace process has been dismissed.Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey delivered his ruling at Belfast's High Court on Thursday morning on three joined cases against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of the UK's departure from the European Union.The trio of challenges contended that a no-deal Brexit on October 31 would undermine agreements involving the UK and Irish governments that were struck during the peace process and which underpin cross-border co-operation between the two nations.But the judge, in his written rul…

Staff (2019-09-12). Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy. democracynow.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…

Eva Bartlett (2019-09-12). MintPress Sits Down with Russia's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova. mintpressnews.com Jeremy Kuzmarov (2019-09-11). The War in Eastern Ukraine May be Coming to an End but Do Any Americans Care? dissidentvoice.org On Saturday September 7, Russia and Ukraine agreed to a prisoner swap which has brought hope of improved relations between the two countries and an end to the 5-year long conflict in Eastern Ukraine. A peace accord is being planned for later this month in Normandy involving Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. Ukraine's newly elected …

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From A Russian: Our Planet is So Small that We Must Live in Peace
Ann Wright | commondreams.org | 2019-09-14
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Taliban Delegation Travels to Russia as US Peace Talks Collapse
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-14
Afghanistan's Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to seek international support to push for the withdrawal of United States troops following the collapse of talks with the U.S. this month, officials from the insurgent group said Saturday. | RELATED: | US Will Lose More After Afghan Peace Talks End Abruptly: Taliban | "The purpose of these visits is to inform leaders of these countries about the peace talks and President Trump's decision to call off the peace process at a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Taliban-Delegation-Travels-to-Russia-as-Peace-Prospects-With-US-Collapse-20190914-0009.html

Russia, Ukraine carry out high-profile prisoner exchange
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The prisoner exchange was strongly backed by France and Germany with media reports suggesting that French President Emmanuel Macron, in particular, played a central role.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/ukra-s14.html

Will the IMF, the Federal Reserve, Negative Interest Rates and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-14
The IMF, has been instrumental in helping destroying the economy of a myriad of countries, notably, and to start with, the new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, Greece, Ukraine and lately Argentina, to mention just a few. …
globalresearch.ca/will-the-imf-the-federal-reserve-negative-interest-rates-and-digital-money-kill-the-western-economy/5689200

Russia, Ukraine carry out high-profile prisoner exchange
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The prisoner exchange was strongly backed by France and Germany with media reports suggesting that French President Emmanuel Macron, in particular, played a central role.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/ukra-s14.html

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to do all he can to prevent 'no-deal crash-out'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-14
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he and opposition parties are determined to do all they can to prevent a damaging "no-deal crash out" from the European Union.Mr Corbyn said that if the UK does leave with no-deal he is determined to hold the government to account to answer for their "irresponsible behaviour" over the last few days.Prime Minister Boris Johnson is legally bound to ask Brussels for an extension to Article 50 if he cannot get MPs to back a deal by October 19 after Parliament approved legislation designed to prevent a no-deal, but has said he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than ask for a delay.
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/09/14/jeremy-corbyn-pledges-to-do-all-he-can-to-prevent-no-deal-crash-out/

'Far into conspiracy theorizing': Ex-MSNBC Host Krystal Ball slams network for Russiagate hype
rt.com | 2019-09-14
Krystal Ball, a former MSNBC host, has admitted that her colleagues went too far focusing on Russiagate narrative alone that it turned into conspiracy theorizing. | After three years of non-stop speculations about an alleged collusion between the Kremlin and US President Donald Trump ended up with Russiagaters' hopes crashed by the Mueller report, some in the American media seemed to have woken up to realize that the conspiratorial hype machine had replaced what should have been journalism. | The most recent example is Ball, who criticized her "former colleagues, friends" for going "so far into the realm of co…
rt.com/usa/468841-msnbc-crystal-ball-russia-hype/

9th Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival (Day 3)
San Francisco Green Film Festival | indybay.org | 2019-09-14
Exploratorium, Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 | Switzerland, Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco CA 94111…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/13/18826205.php

IG Metall plays treacherous role in the Riva steelworkers strike
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The allies of striking Riva workers are not union officials but workers across Germany and internationally that are facing similar attacks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/riva-s14.html

IG Metall plays treacherous role in the Riva steelworkers strike
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The allies of striking Riva workers are not union officials but workers across Germany and internationally that are facing similar attacks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/riva-s14.html

Green Fascism: A Far-Right Ecology Movement is on the Rise in Germany, And It's Spreading Here
Saul Foster | mronline.org | 2019-09-14
Using green sensibilities to rally people around a nationalist ideology is also at the core of the AfD's agenda. The party, which does not seem to see a contradiction in its embrace of "a healthy environment" and climate-change denial, fuels fears that climate politics could threaten Germany's national sovereignty — for example, if ending fossil-fuel […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/14/green-fascism-a-far-right-ecology-movement-is-on-the-rise-in-germany-and-its-spreading-here/

Snowden Hopes France Will Grant Him Asylum
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-14
Former United States spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes France will grant him asylum, according to a France Inter radio interview to be broadcast Monday. It was not immediately clear when or where the interview took place. | RELATED: | US to Renew Internet Surveillance Program Exposed by Snowden | "I would very much like Mr. Macron to grant me asylum," the famous whistleblower said in excerpts made available on the French radio station's Twitter account, reminding his int…
telesurenglish.net/news/Snowden-Hopes-France-Will-Grant-Him-Asylum-20190914-0007.html

Assault survivor condemns 'disgusting' knighthood for Geoffrey Boycott
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-14
The woman Geoffrey Boycott was convicted of assaulting has criticised the "disgusting" decision to give a knighthood to the former cricketer, according to a report.Boycott's ex-girlfriend Margaret Moore, 67, told the Sun newspaper: He treated me appallingly. | I will never forget that night. It was horrible. What sort of man does that and is then made a knight? | He should hand it back.Margaret Moore outside the Palais de Justice in Grasse, Southern France, at the time of the tr…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/09/14/assault-survivor-condemns-disgusting-knighthood-for-geoffrey-boycott/

G7 hypocrites protest but exploit the Amazon anyway
Manlio Dinucci | workers.org | 2019-09-14
Published in the Italian journal Il Manifesto on Sept. 3. Translation by John Catalinotto. Faced with the spread of fires in the Amazon, the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, changed its agenda to "tackle the emergency." The seven — France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States . . . | Continue reading G7 hypocrites protest but exploit the Amazon anyway at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/14/g7-hypocrites-protest-but-exploit-the-amazon-anyway/

The War in Eastern Ukraine May be Coming to an End But Do Any Americans Care?
Jeremy Kuzmarov | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
On Saturday September 7, Russia and Ukraine agreed to a prisoner swap which has brought hope of improved relations between the two countries and an end to the 5-year long conflict in Eastern Ukraine. A peace accord is being planned for later this month in Normandy involving Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. Ukraine's newly elected…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/the-war-in-eastern-ukraine-may-be-coming-to-an-end-but-do-any-americans-care/

Is the War in Syria Over? Netanyahu Meets Putin
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
War in Syria rages in parts of the country. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov claims it's over, saying: | "The war in Syria has really come to an end. The country is gradually returning to a normal, peaceful life," adding: | "Some hotspots | …
globalresearch.ca/war-syria-over/5689119

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
Slovenian pilots carried out a three-day stoppage September 8 – 10 over contract issues while Paris Metro workers are set to strike Friday to protest adverse pension changes by the Macron government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/13/work-s13.html

The Age of Constitutional Coups
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
In 2017, in the wake of a failed military putsch the previous year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Erdogan held what the British journalist Patrick Cockburn rightly calls "a blatantly rigged referendum which marginalized parliament and gave him dictatorial powers." Erdogan won a narrow majority that "was only achieved late on election night when the head of the electoral board overseeing the election decided that votes not stamped as legally valid, numbering as many as 1.5 million, would be counted as valid." Erdogan then implemented a national educational curriculum that devalued secular liberal ideas and science…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/the-age-of-constitutional-coups/

They Can't Vote Yet, But Youths Are Ready to #ClimateStrike
Austyn Gaffney | commondreams.org | 2019-09-13
People take part in the demonstration 'Fridays for Future' in Piazza del Popolo, on April 19, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo: Simona Granati-Corbis/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-11380905441.jpg
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Mike Pompeo Is Inviting Catastrophe in the Arctic
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-13
Donald Trump got the headlines as usual–but don't be fooled. It wasn't Trumpism in action this August, but what we should all now start referring to as the Pompeo Doctrine. Yes, I'm referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and, when it comes to the Arctic region, he has a lot more than buying Greenland on his mind. | In mid-August, as no one is likely to forget, President Trump surprised international observers by expressing an interest in purchasing Greenland, a semi-autonomous region of Denmark. Most commentators viewed the move as just another example of the president's increasingly erratic behavior.
truthdig.com/articles/mike-pompeo-is-inviting-catastrophe-in-the-arctic/

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper's Search for "A Normal Country". Beware of Russia and China Attempts to "Disrupt the International Order"
Padraig McGrath | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
In delivering his first major policy-speech since being sworn in as US Defense Secretary in July, Mark Esper said in London on September 6th that the United States' European allies needed to be wary of developing closer ties with China….
globalresearch.ca/us-defense-secretary-mark-espers-search-for-a-normal-country-beware-of-russia-and-china-attempts-to-disrupt-the-international-order/5689052

Italian communist discusses European imperialism
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2019-09-13
Alessio Arena, secretary general of the Italian communist group Fronte Popolare (Popular Front), spoke to a full house at the Solidarity Center in Manhattan on Sept. 5 about the role of European imperialism in the world and the central role of German imperialism in controlling the direction of the European . . . | Continue reading Italian communist discusses European imperialism at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/12/italian-communist-discusses-european-imperialism/

Iran Trumps Trump
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
Iran has trumped Trump by routing its oil tanker along the northern shore of the Mediterranean, pausing at ports in Greece and Turkey, then anchoring off Syria's Tartus. The current occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, persuaded London …
globalresearch.ca/iran-trumps-trump/5689134

The Legacy of Syriza: Four years of austerity, privatizations, militarism and attacks on refugees–Part 3
wsws.org | 2019-09-13
The intention of this series of articles is to depict what the four years of Syriza's government policy meant concretely for workers, youth and retirees in Greece.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/13/syri-s13.html

Snowden Tells Life Story and Why He Leaked in New Memoir
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-13
WASHINGTON — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. | Snowden, who now lives in Russia to avoid prosecution in the U.S., says his seven years working for the NSA and CIA led him to conclude the U.S. intelligence community "hacked the Constitution" and put everyone's liberty at risk and that he had no choice but to turn to journalists to reveal it to the world. | "I realized that I was crazy to have imagined t…
truthdig.com/articles/snowden-tells-life-story-and-why-he-leaked-in-new-memoir/

Video: Russia Resumes Strikes on Terrorists in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
On September 11, the US-backed Revolutionary Commando Army claimed that it had repelled a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack in the 55km zone surrounding the US military garrison in al-Tanf. The militant group said that SAA units advanced using a …
globalresearch.ca/video-russia-resumes-strikes-terrorists-idlib/5689056

Taliban Negotiators Go to Moscow After Trump Declares Talks 'Dead'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-13
Russia has been accused of aiding the group as a safeguard against an Islamic State affiliate with ties to a militant group in Central Asia.
truthdig.com/articles/taliban-negotiators-head-to-moscow-after-trump-declares-talks-dead/

Russia's Recent Elections Could Signal Hope–or a Warning
Nadezhda Azhgikhina | thenation.com | 2019-09-13
Russia's Recent Elections Could Signal Hope–or a Warning…
thenation.com/article/russias-moscow-elections-2020/

Russia's "Multilateral Strategic Stability" Proposal Could Bring "Balance" to South Asia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-13
Russian media reported that the "multilateral strategic stability" proposal by some of the country's leading experts to actively prevent a military confrontation between nuclear powers runs counter to Moscow's current foreign policy, though its possible promulgation would represent a victory …
globalresearch.ca/russia-multilateral-strategic-stability-proposal-bring-balance-south-asia/5689062

9th Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival (Day 3)
San Francisco Green Film Festival | indybay.org | 2019-09-13
Exploratorium, Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 | Switzerland, Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco CA 94111…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/13/18826205.php

Here's to the Last Philosophes, the Frankfurt School
Ryan Gunderson | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
The "Frankfurt School" refers to a group of unorthodox Marxist intellectuals associated with Frankfurt, Germany's Institute for Social Research. The most famous first-generation members, whose collective work spans from the 1930s into the early 1970s, include Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, and Herbert Marcuse. They wondered why advanced capitalist societies were sinking into new forms…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/heres-to-the-last-philosophes-the-frankfurt-school/

Legal challenge to Government Brexit strategy due before NI court on Monday
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-13
A legal challenge surrounding the government's Brexit strategy is due to be considered by Northern Ireland's most senior judges on Monday.A three-judge Court of Appeal, led by the region's Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan, will sit in Belfast next week.Declan earmarked at least six hours for submissions from lawyers and made himself available to receive preliminary written arguments this weekend.A trio of challenges heard together at a lower court, Belfast's High Court, earlier this week are the subject of Monday's appeal.They focused on various aspects of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.The argument that the…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/09/13/legal-challenge-to-government-brexit-strategy-due-before-ni-court-on-monday/

Boris Johnson's Brexit gambit
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-13
This past Tuesday, with a then deadline of October 31s for the United Kingdom to pull out of the European Union, deal or no deal, (barring an extension of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, which establishes the rules allowing member states to leave), the new Prime Minister of the U.K., Boris Johnson, prorogued the British …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/13/boris-johnsons-brexit-gambit/

Iran: A Club of Sanctioned Countries in Solidarity Against US Economic Terrorism
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-13
PressTV Interview — transcript Background links: ifpnews.com/iranian-mps-propose-formation-of-club-of-sanctioned-countries www.newsweek.com/russia-china-iran-fight-sanctions-1458096 Excerpts: An Iranian parliamentary faction has come up with the idea of establishing a club of sanctioned countries for concerted action against the US economic terrorism. The chairman of the Parliament's faction on countering sanctions, Poormokhtar, gave a report on the formation of the faction and its …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/iran-a-club-of-sanctioned-countries-in-solidarity-against-us-economic-terrorism/

The Globalization of War, America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies…
globalresearch.ca/the-globalization-of-war-americas-long-war-against-humanity-michel-chossudovsky/5427720

Hong Kong Protest Leader Hangs Out with White Helmets Boss
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Joshua Wong has recently been doing some flyin' around and hobnobbing with the rich, famous and powerful. He went to Berlin and met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other 'pro-democracy' figures like Mayor of Kiev Vitaly Klitschko, who …
globalresearch.ca/hong-kong-protest-leader-hangs-out-white-helmets-boss/5688967

Moscow Communists see vote increase after demanding democracy in Russia
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-12
LISBON, Portugal–Major gains in last Tuesday's Moscow municipal elections for the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) followed weeks of protests in the capital in which party members participated. Thousands rallied and marched in Moscow demanding free elections and fair coverage of them by state-run television. Although Gennady Zyuganov, the party's leader, has been …
peoplesworld.org/article/moscow-communists-see-vote-increase-after-demanding-democracy-in-russia/

Trump the Russian Puppet. A Story That Just Will Not Die
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Certainly, there are many things that President Donald Trump can rightly be criticized for, but it is interesting to note how the media and chattering classes continue to be in the grip of the highly emotional but ultimately irrational "Trump …
globalresearch.ca/trump-russian-puppet/5688948

EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia for 6 More Months
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
The Council of the European Union (EU) announced Thursday that it extends for six months the sanctions against Russia arguing that this country has undermined Ukraine's sovereignty and independence. | RELATED: | US, Canada, EU Join Forces to Intimidate Russia with Sanctions | The EU sanctions, which are being extended until March 15, 2020, consist of the assets freezing and travel bans against 170 Russian individuals and 44 entities. | In addition to these measures, the European…
telesurenglish.net/news/EU-Extends-Economic-Sanctions-Against-Russia-for-6-More-Months-20190912-0013.html

Netanyahu Faces Global Condemnation for Plan to Annex West Bank
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-12
| Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. N…
truthout.org/video/netanyahu-faces-global-condemnation-for-plan-to-annex-west-bank/

"Low-quality Scientific Advice" on GMOs: New EU Study Endorses Monsanto's Genetically Modified Maize MON810
GMWatch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
In a new peer-reviewed paper, the GMO Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stands accused of giving "low-quality scientific advice" in its favourable opinion on the cultivation in the European Union of Monsanto/Bayer's GM Bt insecticidal maize …
globalresearch.ca/low-quality-scientific-advice-on-gmos-new-eu-study-endorses-monsantos-genetically-modified-maize-mon810/5688819

Spanish PM Rejects Latest Podemos Proposal for Coalition Govt
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
Spain's acting Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez rejected on Thursday the latest proposal by leftist Podemos for a coalition government on a one-year trial period, though he remains open to negotiations to avoid a repeat election, a Socialist party source said. | RELATED: | Catalonia: Guilty Verdict of Leaders Will Fuel Independence Bid | The two leaders spoke in a brief call on Thursday evening in an effort to revive stalled negotiations, the first time they have talked s…
telesurenglish.net/news/Spanish-PM-Rejects-Latest-Podemos-Proposal-for-Coalition-Govt-20190912-0018.html

Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-12
Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14654

The New American Oil Empire Built on Sand. The "Fracking Revolution"
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Over the course of the past decade the United States, following decades of relative stagnation in oil production, has surprised many to become the largest oil producer in the world, exceeding Russia as well as Saudi Arabia. | Latest daily production …
globalresearch.ca/new-american-oil-empire-built-sand/5688961

How disinformation could sway the 2020 election
Paul M. Barrett | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-12
In 2016, Russian operatives used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to sow division among American voters and boost Donald Trump's presidential campaign. What the Russians used to accomplish this is called "disinformation," which is false or misleading content intended to deceive or promote discord. Now, with the first presidential primary vote only five months away, the public should be aware …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/12/how-disinformation-could-sway-the-2020-election/

Are India and Japan Challenging the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Russia's Far East?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-12
Although the Russian Far East has huge investment potential in the fields of raw materials, mineral resources, fisheries, forestry's and tourism, it still remains a sparely populated area of only around 7 million people. With China, India, Japan, Indonesia and …
globalresearch.ca/india-japan-challenging-bri-russia-far-east/5688900

France Finds Saudi Crown Prince's Sister Guilty in Beating Case
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-12
A Saudi princess was found guilty by a French court Thursday of beating a workman inside her luxury flat in Paris. | RELATED: | Dozens of Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Saudi Arabia: NGO Warns | Princess Hassa bint Salman, the daughter of King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, was found to be complicit in violence with a deadly weapon and complicit in the kidnapping of a workman in her flat. | The French court sentenced the Saudi princess to a ten-month suspended prison sentence…
telesurenglish.net/news/France-Finds-Saudi-Crown-Princes-Sister-Guilty-in-Beating-Case-20190912-0002.html

Brexit legal challenge dismissed in Belfast High Court
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-12
A legal challenge that argued the government's Brexit strategy will damage the North of Ireland peace process has been dismissed.Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey delivered his ruling at Belfast's High Court on Thursday morning on three joined cases against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's handling of the UK's departure from the European Union.The trio of challenges contended that a no-deal Brexit on October 31 would undermine agreements involving the UK and Irish governments that were struck during the peace process and which underpin cross-border co-operation between the two nations.But the judge, in his written rul…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/09/12/brexit-legal-challenge-dismissed-in-belfast-high-court/

Noura Erakat: Netanyahu's Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel's Apartheid Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week's snap election. The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union and Russia have all criticized Netanyahu's plan, which he unveiled Tuesday. Netanyahu's pledge comes just a week before Israeli voters return to the polls on Tuesday for new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government following Israel's April 9 election. Netanyahu's annexation plan would crush hopes of an eventual Palestinian state. We speak with Noura Erakat, Palesti…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/benjamin_netanyahu_israel_west_bank_annexation

The War in Eastern Ukraine May be Coming to an End but Do Any Americans Care?
Jeremy Kuzmarov | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-11
On Saturday September 7, Russia and Ukraine agreed to a prisoner swap which has brought hope of improved relations between the two countries and an end to the 5-year long conflict in Eastern Ukraine. A peace accord is being planned for later this month in Normandy involving Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. Ukraine's newly elected …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/the-war-in-eastern-ukraine-may-be-coming-to-an-end-but-do-any-americans-care/