2019-10-01: Social Media Postees

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"Ukrainegate" Teaches Us More about Ourselves Than Trump or Biden
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-01
Anti-Imperialism protest in the Phillippines. Photo: Carlo Manalansan by Bulatlat 'Ukrainegate' has opened the floodgates of impeachment in Washington, DC. President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky provided such an opportunity that Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who resisted pressure for impeachment, is now on board along with a majority of the party. Democrats are …

Protests after death in fire at Greece's Moria concentration camp
wsws.org | 2019-10-01
Moria is a hellhole established by the 2015-2019 pseudo-left Syriza government, where refugees and asylum seekers are held pending deportation.

European Parliament's anti-communist resolution draws widespread criticism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
Communists and other progressives have accused the EU leadership of targeting the Soviet Union while concealing the role of countries such as Spain and Italy in the spread of Nazism and fascism. | Source…

NothingGate? Australian PM undercuts MSM narrative on Trump 'pressure' in phone call
rt.com | 2019-10-01
US President Donald Trump has again come under a media barrage after reports that he "pressed" Australia's prime minister to assist in an investigation into the origins of Russiagate, which Canberra disputes. | In a report on Monday, the New York Times said the president "pushed" Austrialian Prime Minister Scott Morrison into cooperating with a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe tasked with looking into the origins of the 'Russiagate' investigation. While the Times itself acknowledges there was nothing "illegal [or] untoward" about the president's request, the story posits similarities to Trump's July call with…

"World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future" by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for "Russia in Global Affairs" magazine, September 20, 2019
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
These days, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens up. So does a new international "political season". | Source…

Austrian far-right FPàñ loses massively in parliamentary elections
wsws.org | 2019-10-01
Yesterday's parliamentary elections in Austria resulted in considerable losses for the right-wing extremist Freedom Party (FPàñ) and the social-democratic SPàñ.

Playing the Trump Card in Ukraine
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
Yes, we all detest Trump and would be gladdened and relieved to see the last of those orange-yellow tresses now defiling the pure White House! Therefore: impeachment — olé! But does all such current enthusiasm have the same motivation? The reasons stressed by most of the media are Trump's attempts to buy Ukrainian assistance for…

Hunter Biden made $850,000 on board of Ukraine gas company
wsws.org | 2019-10-01
Joe Biden's son cashed in on his father's position in the Obama-Biden administration.

The Real Lesson of Ukraine Gate Is That Trump's 2020 Reelection Campaign Will Be Ruthless
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2019-10-01
US President Donald Trump talking to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting in New York on September 25, 2019, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/zelenksy_trump_ukraine_gate1.jpg

020 Ukraine oligarchs (sidebar)
wsws.org | 2019-10-01

Germany: Bus drivers strike in Hesse and Saarland
wsws.org | 2019-10-01
1,500 bus drivers in Frankfurt, Giessen, Darmstadt, Kassel, Offenbach, Hanau and Fulda took part in a 24-hour warning strike Friday for significant wage increases and better holiday arrangements.

Rotation or Revolution
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-01
Teatro Nacional de Sà£o Joà£o, Porto In this year 45 since the overthrow of the ancien regime of Portugal, I went to the last performance of Nuno Cardoso's staging of Georg Bàºchner's Dantons Tod (A Morte de Danton).1 Since I have heard that this play has been included in the season of other stages beyond …

'Ukrainegate' teaches us more about ourselves than Trump or Biden
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-30
As residents in a corrupt, corporate-controlled, imperialist country, we have a responsibility to ourselves and the world to take action to stop the US disastrous foreign policy.

The White Helmets, Hala Systems and the Grotesque Militarization of "Humanitarianism" in Syria
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-30
Syria, August 2019 — reports came in that Russian warplanes had destroyed two terrorist-manned early warning radar posts in the Northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post. | According to an article published by South Front, these early warning posts are "tasked with monitoring flights of Russian and Syrian warplanes" and warn armed groups throughout Hama and Idlib of incoming airstrikes on their positions. | South Front informed us that "four militants, inc…

Ralph Nader: Trump Can't Be Impeached for Ukraine Alone
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-30
The president has violated the constitution like few before him. Nancy Pelosi is making a mistake by limiting the scope of his trial.

Turkey's Erdogan Plans Annexation of Northern Syrian Territory
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
Wannabe sultan Erdogan covets expanding Turkey's borders to include oil-rich northern Iraqi and Syrian territory. | Combatting Kurds in Syria, posing no cross-border threat, is part of his annexation scheme — what Damascus officials condemn and won't tolerate. | In cahoots with …

Democrats Must Reject False Choices as They Pursue Impeachment
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2019-09-30
Democrats Must Reject False Choices as They Pursue Impeachment…

The New Evil Empire
Serge Halimi | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
The US seems to have decided that it can't take on China and Russia at the same time, so its principal geopolitical rival in the coming decades will be China. Trump's Republican administration and the Democrats agree on this, though they are campaigning vigorously against each other ahead of next year's presidential election. China has…

Private Contractors Play Key Role in US Intelligence's Creeping Authoritarianism
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-30
| As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect phone calls, text messages…

Homeless subway soprano: Incredible LA Metro singer in VIRAL VIDEO turns out to be Russian musician
rt.com | 2019-09-30
The stunning singing star of an LAPD video tweet that went viral has been identified as a Russian woman who moved to the US decades ago, but says she fell on hard times and became homeless after her prized violin was stolen. | …

The Disaster of Negative of Interest Rates
Ellen Brown | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-30
President Trump wants negative interest rates, but they would be disastrous for the U.S. economy, and his objectives can be better achieved by other means. The dollar strengthened against the euro in August, merely in anticipation of the European Central Bank slashing its key interest rate further into negative territory. Investors were fleeing into the …

U.K.'s Johnson Denies Wrongdoing as Personal Allegations Mount
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-30
MANCHESTER, England — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to fend off allegations of improper patronage and groping a woman as he prepared a final push Monday to fulfill his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month. | Johnson sought to energize Conservative members and lawmakers — weary after three years of gridlock over Britain's stalled departure from the European Union — at the party's annual conference, but he was forced to deny a journalist's claim that he had grabbed her thigh at a private lunch two decades ago. | Sunday Times columnist Charlotte Edwardes…

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine 'Scandal': The Routine Corruption of US Foreign Policy
Joe Lauria | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
The most crucial aspects of the Trump-Ukraine "scandal," which has led to impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, are not being told, even by Republicans. | Trump was very likely motivated by politics if he indeed withheld military aid to Ukraine in …

Democratic establishment belatedly embraces 'whistleblowers'…but only the 'safe' kind
rt.com | 2019-09-30
MoveOn, a major advocacy group fine-tuned to the needs of Democratic Party, has finally found a whistleblower it can support — the CIA agent whose complaint triggered an impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump. | MoveOn, which describes itself as the largest independent progressive advocacy group in the US, hailed the still-anonymous whistleblower for taking on "great personal risk to defend our democracy" by revealing Trump's call with Ukraine that this person only knew of second-hand. | The organization, sponsored by many Democratic donors including billionaire George Soros, implored its…

The Ukraine Scandal Might Be a Bad Gambit for Democrats
Aaron Maté | thenation.com | 2019-09-30
The Ukraine Scandal Might Be a Bad Gambit for Democrats…

Headlines for September 30, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…

Edward Snowden: Private Contractors Play Key Role in U.S. Intelligence's "Creeping Authoritarianism"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect every single phone call, text message and email, and pry into the private lives of every person on Earth. He has just published a memoir titled "Permanent R…

Whistleblower Edward Snowden on Trump, Obama & How He Ended Up in Russia to Avoid U.S. Extradition
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
We conclude our interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has just published his memoir titled "Permanent Record." In 2013, after quitting his job at the NSA, Snowden attempted to fly from Hong Kong to Latin America in order to avoid being extradited to the United States. But the U.S. revoked his passport when he stopped through Russia, effectively stranding him there. Snowden has lived as an exile in Moscow ever since. He tells us his story.

Edward Snowden Condemns Trump's Mistreatment of Whistleblower Who Exposed Ukraine Scandal
Democracy Now! | commondreams.org | 2019-09-30

UK PM to Reveal Brexit Plan, Proposes All-Ireland Economic Zone
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-30
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will to disclose his final Brexit plan to the European Union as early as Tuesday, the U.K.'s Telegraph reported Monday. | RELATED: | Britain Likely to Lower Rates Over Brexit Jitters | The report said that U.K. officials are believed to have finished the legal text that will be presented to Brussels after Johnson's speech on Wednesday…

Trafficking of Females Goes Beyond Sex
Julian Vigo | truthdig.com | 2019-09-30
Nadja was brought to Germany from Bulgaria almost two years ago, at the age of 19. She told me that before arriving in Germany, she was told she would be working in either a beauty salon or a jewelry shop specializing in watches, that her housing would be paid for, and that her salary would allow her to send money home to support her family. Coming from the EU's poorest country, w…

Greece: Asylum-Seekers Protest Dire Conditions at Crowded Camp
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-29
Asylum-seekers living in the overcrowded refugee Moria camp in the Greek island of Lesbos clashed with police Sunday, setting a container inside on fire which resulted in the death of a mother and child. | RELATED: | Italy's 'Closed Ports Policy' Stays, Minister Luciana Lamorgese | "The situation is tense," Lesbos Mayor Stratis Kytelis said, as about 12,000 migrants, most of them Afghans, are housed in a space designed for 3,000 in deteriorating living conditions. | Greek police s…

Scores of distressed refugees rescued after Mediterranean ordeal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-29
Libya's coast guard has rescued about 70 Europe-bound refugees after days in distress in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the UN refugee agency. | UNHCR said the people have disembarked back in Libya. | The previous day, it said a boat carrying at least 50 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean. | Update on boat in distress: Some 70 persons have disembarked back in Libya by the coast guards, after days in distress at sea. UNHCR partner @IMC_Worldwide at the port to provide support. 2…

'I deserve to meet my accuser!' Trump wants both Ukrainegate 'whistleblower' and his SOURCE to face him
rt.com | 2019-09-29
US President Donald Trump has demanded to meet with the whistleblower who accused him of pressuring Kiev for political gain, as well as with the actual alleged source that passed the information presented in the Ukraine complaint. | With the Ukrainegate scandal gathering pace, Trump has launched another scathing attack at one of its main peddlers, House Intel Committee chair Adam Schiff, saying that he wants to see the Democratic senator tried for treason for his parody interpretation of Trump's call with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky. | Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially wh…

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal
Consortium News | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-29
The impeachment offensive against Donald Trump is another symptom of a partisan disease that ignores an even greater malignancy.

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal

NRA was a 'foreign asset' of Russia in 2016 election, claims report by Senate Democrats
rt.com | 2019-09-28
Injecting new life into the 'Russiagate' conspiracy theory, Senate Democrats produced a report claiming that the largest US gun rights organization acted like a 'foreign asset' for the Kremlin and should lose tax-exempt status. | The 77-page document, published Friday by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), insinuates that the National Rifle Association (NRA) abused its tax-exempt status by working with the gun rights activist Maria Butina — branded a "Russian agent" &#150…

Rural north Georgia stands up to Nazis
Patrick Williams | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-28
"No Nazis, no KKK, no fascist USA!"

The cringe is strong with this one! NYT tries its hand at Trump memes, falls flat on face & gets MEMED in return
rt.com | 2019-09-28
The New York Times tried its hand at a Star Wars meme to celebrate the launch of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump — and proved what conservatives have been saying for years: the Left can't meme. | "A long time coming for a White House far from reality," the clip reads, before launching into scrolling text designed to mimic the opening to the Star Wars films. Titled "Episode 45," the meme features two and a half minutes of every misdeed — real and imagined — committed by Trump during his presidency, heavy on the Russiagate conspiracy theorizing. | "The president has launche…

Trump told Russians their 'bad' meddling is the same as 'good' US meddling — WaPo's fresh Russiagate resurrection attempt
rt.com | 2019-09-28
With the US president facing a Ukraine-linked impeachment probe, the Washington Post has delivered a fresh 'bombshell.' Not only does Trump think nothing of Russian interference in 2016, he even said as much to the Russians! | The newspaper of record found a new way to flog the dead horse of collusion, treating its readers to outrageous details about a "now-infamous" m…

Georgia Supreme Court: "Let Justice Be Done" for Devonia Inman
Murderville, GA | theintercept.com | 2019-09-27
Subscribe to the Murderville podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, iHeart Radio, and other platforms. | In an extraordinary rulin…

Shailly Gupta Barnes, Frances Fox Piven on Defining and Ending Poverty
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-09-27

Unable to accept its decline, West subverts international law to suit its needs, Russia's Lavrov tells UN
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-27
While crediting the United Nations for preventing 'World War III', the Foreign Minister of Russia lamented to the General Assembly on Friday that the number of conflicts on the planet has not declined, nor has enmity weakened.

'They lost the election, now they want to STEAL this one': Trump targets Democrats in impeachment ad
rt.com | 2019-09-27
US President Donald Trump is blasting Democrats and "their media lapdogs" in a new campaign ad, claiming they seek to impeach him for wanting to investigate corruption in Ukraine involving former Vice President Joe Biden. | The 30-second ad that Trump tweeted out Friday afternoon opens with Biden boasting about getting a Ukrainian prosecutor fired after he threatened to withhold $1 billion from Kiev. The footage is from the former vice-president's January 2018 appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations. | I AM DRAINING THE SWAMP! pic.twitter.com/U7WxKrO6Kx– Donal…

Headlines for September 27, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Whistleblower Warned White House Tried to "Lock Down" Ukraine Call Details, Acting DNI Maguire Says Whistleblower "Acted in Good Faith", Trump Suggests Whistleblower Should Get Death Sentence for Treason, Global Youth-Led Strikes Demand Action on Climate Crisis, Study Finds Climate Crisis May Threaten 60% of World's Wheat Crop by 2100, States Challenge Trump's Rollback of Endangered Species Act, Senate Advances Confirmation of Ex-Monsanto Executive to Lead Wildlife Agency, EPA Chief Blames California's Homeless Population for Poor Water Quality, Protesters Defy Security Crackdown in Egypt, Demanding Ouster of Pre…

James Risen: I Wrote About the Bidens and Ukraine in 2015. The Right-Wing Media Twisted My Reporting
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Democrats are coalescing behind an effort to impeach President Trump over his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he pressed the Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Republicans have latched onto the Biden-Ukraine story as a means of smearing the former vice president as corrupt, in an attempt to damage one of Trump's political rivals. For more on the story, we speak with James Risen, senior national security correspondent for The Intercept, who first wrote about the Bidens and Ukraine in 2015, when he was a reporter for The New York Times. He says the "r…

James Risen: Whistleblower Complaint Shows "Trump Is a Habitual Criminal" Abusing His Office
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Democrats are ramping up efforts to impeach President Trump for pressing the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Nearly 90% of House Democrats now support impeachment. On Thursday, a declassified version of a complaint by an anonymous whistleblower was released, detailing his concerns about Trump's July phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky. In the complaint, the unnamed whistleblower — who has been identified as a CIA official — accused the president of "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 202…

Democrats, Please Don't Mess This Up. Impeach Trump for All His Crimes, Not Just for Ukraine
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-26
Impeaching Trump only for Ukraine would give him a clean bill of health on everything else, like his obstruction of the Mueller investigation.

How Trump Pushed Ukraine's President to Probe Conspiracy Theories About Democrats
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-26
Donald Trump pressed Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to help legitimize conspiracy theories about his Democratic rivals during a private telephone conversation in July, and again at a public meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday. | White House notes on the July call, released before the two presidents met in New York, showed that Trump urged his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate false claims about the theft of emails from the Democratic National Committee's servers in 2016, as well as former Vice Presi…

Headlines for September 26, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-26
Transcript Shows Trump Pressured Ukrainian Leader to Probe Joe Biden and Son, President Trump on Ukraine Phone Call: "Impeachment for That?", Majority of House Lawmakers Back Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump, Iranian President Rules Out Talks with U.S. While Sanctions Remain, Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes Kill 16 Civilians in Yemen, Israel's President Asks Benjamin Netanyahu to Form New Government, 2 Million Wild Animals Perish as Fires Rage in Bolivia, Climate Crisis Drives Mont Blanc Glacier Toward Collapse, 7 Arrested as San Francisco Climate Protesters Block Wells Fargo Entrance, Doctors Glue Themselves to…

"Financial Censorship Is Still Censorship": Edward Snowden Slams Justice Dept. Lawsuit Against Him
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-26
As a whistleblower complaint filed against President Trump rocks Washington and threatens Trump's presidency, one of the world's most famous whistleblowers, Edward Snowden, joins us from Moscow, Russia. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Snowden alleging that his newly released memoir, "Permanent Record," violates the nondisclosure agreements he signed with the federal government when he was a National Security Agency employee. The Justice Department also argued that they are entitled to all of Snowden's book profits. Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman and Juan González speak with Sno…