2019-10-16: Social Media Postees

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Kurds in San Francisco Protest Betrayal by the US
Photos and Text | indybay.org | 2019-10-16
Trump forces our former ally into arms of our enemy, Syria's Assad. Russia, Iran and ISIS to benefit.

Under Fire from Ukraine and Misperceived by the West, The People of the DPR Share Their Stories
Eva Bartlett | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-16
Eva Bartlett traveled to the besieged Donetsk People's Republic to see firsthand how residents are faring amidst a western-backed Ukranian incursion.

How Turkey's Invasion of Syria Backfired on Erdogan
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-16
Turkey's Syrian venture is rapidly turning sour from President Erdogan's point of view. The Turkish advance into northeast Syria is moving slowly, but Turkey's military options are becoming increasingly limited as the Syrian Army, backed by Russia, moves into Kurdish-held cities and towns that might have been targeted by Turkish forces.

Malta: Human rights experts call for justice in case of murdered journalist
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-16
Two years since the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on the Mediterranean island of Malta, justice has yet to be served for the shocking crime, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Wednesday.

'Without encryption, we will lose all privacy': Snowden condemns US, UK, and Australian push for 'backdoor' into Facebook messaging apps
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-16
In an op-ed published Tuesday by The Guardian, American whistleblower Edward Snowden expressed alarm over global governments' efforts to undermine encryption, highlighting a recent attempt by the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia to pressure Facebook to create a "backdoor" into its encrypted messaging applications.

Turkish Op Ends When Kurdish Forces Leave Border Area: Erdogan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-16
Turkey's offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned "safe zone", President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, but warned that no power could stop it until then. | RELATED: | US: White House Confirms Pence to Visit Turkey | Erdogan said the quickest solution was for militants to drop their weapons and pull back from the area by Wednesday evening. The operation will end when the "safe zone" is established, he sa…

U.S. Sanctions Could Push Turkey to Leave NATO
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-16
The administration of the Kurdish-controlled regions in north-eastern Syria announced on Sunday that they had reached an agreement with the central Syrian government in Damascus to deploy Syrian troops along areas of the border region with Turkey to help repel …

What Happens When the FBI Chooses Sides
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-16
We ask FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley to compare the Russiagate investigation with the treatment of Hillary Clinton's emails, and ask whether the current polarized political landscape makes it more likely for the agency to make partisan choices.

Stop Press: The Queen's Screech: Britain, Spain and Other Illnesses
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-16
Anti monarchist Soviet poster: "Once and for all" There are some people — whereby I do not know how many — who recall the key elements of British colonial rule. I was fortunate enough not to live under it. My grandfather had no great admiration for the country where he was born, despite the almost …

Germany: Thousands of job cuts at Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank
wsws.org | 2019-10-16
The banks have pursued savage restructuring plans at the expense of their workforces so as to boost payouts to shareholders.

Poland: Law and Justice Party wins second term in office, loses majority in the Senate
wsws.org | 2019-10-16
The far-right party has been able to exploit the liberal opposition's de facto collaboration in stifling workers' opposition.

Capitalism Is Dooming Kids With Curable Cancers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-16
| Buried deep (Page A-21) within the dead tree edition of the New York Times today is a scandal far more deserving of outrage than the latest Ukraine-gate drama: | A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, has become increasingly scarce, and doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses. | Persistent shortages of certain drugs and medical supplies have plagued the United States for years, but ph…

Extorting Ukraine is bad enough
Rebecca Gordon | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-16
Recently a friend who follows the news a bit less obsessively than I do said, "I thought George W. Bush was bad, but it seems like Donald Trump is even worse. What do you think?" "Well," I replied, "in terms of causing death and destruction, I suspect Bush still has the edge." In fact, the U.S.-led …

Democrats Decry Trump's Syria Policy But Fail to Address Palestine, Yemen, China & Other Issues
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-16
At Tuesday's debate, Democratic candidates took aim at President Trump's recent move to withdraw support from the Kurds in northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey to invade the region. We speak with Intercept contributor Mehdi Hasan, host of the "Deconstructed" podcast, about the candidates' foreign policy proposals.

Riot Police Charges Catalan Protesters in Barcelona
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-15
Spanish riot police clashed with Catalan protesters late Tuesday in Barcelona, in a second day of protests against the jailing of nine Catalan pro-independence activists by the Supreme Court over their role in a failed bid to break away from Spain in 2017. | RELATED: | Catalonia: Guilty Verdict of Leaders Will Fuel Independence Bid | In unusually tens…

Trump OK's Sanctions on Turkey
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
Trump, House and Senate officials threatened sanctions on Turkey for its cross-border offensive in Syria. | On Monday, Trump OK'd their imposition by the US Treasury — despite green lighting Turkish aggression before launched, withdrawing US troops from northeast Syrian areas …

Rich Brazilians Pay 32 Percent Less Taxes Than G7 Rich People
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-15
The audit firm UHY International published a study showing that high income Brazilians pay 32 percent less taxes than the average observed in Germany, Canada, the U.S., France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom, countries which are all part of the G7 group, the world's most industrialized economies. | RELATED: | Lula Receives Human Rights Prize from Prison | UHY highlights that a Brazilian citizen with an annual income of US$250,000 pays only US$68,600 in taxes, which corresponds to 27.

One Rocket Provoked the US Withdrawal: Details of the Kurdish-Russian-Syrian Deal
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
Last Friday a 155 mm artillery shell landed 300 metres from a US command post near the Syrian bordering city of Ayn al-Arab (known by the Syrian Kurds as "Kobane") during an ongoing operation carried out by Turkey — a …

US: White House Confirms Pence to Visit Turkey
teleSUR, jg-EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-15
The White House has confirmed that United States Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ankara on Thursday to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to negotiate a cease-fire for Turkish troops in Syria. | RELATED: | Trump Prepares to Drop Sanctions Hammer on Turkey | According to Washington, the delegation "will reiterate President Trump's commitment to mainta…

U.S., NATO, Turkey out of Syria!
Editor | workers.org | 2019-10-15
The conflict within the U.S. ruling class about the Turkish invasion of northern Syria has created some confusion about events there. The latest new development — an alliance of Kurdish-based forces with the Syrian national army to defend the border from the Turkish army — may increase that confusion. To . . . | Continue reading U.S., NATO, Turkey out of Syria! at Workers.org

Betrayal in the Levant
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-15
Confusion reigns in certain left-leaning and anarchist circles. Pat Robertson tells Trump he will lose his mandate of heaven if he really does pull the US troops occupying northern Syria from their positions. Democrats, Republicans, neocons and neoliberals join the Pentagon and the mainstream US media to decry this possible troop redeployment. Turkey assembles its military…

Syria war: executions condemned as violence continues 'on both sides' of border with Turkey
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-15
Amid ongoing fighting in northern Syria and disturbing reports that extrajudicial killings have been streamed online, the United Nations and their partners are continuing to deliver humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people displaced by the violence, UN agencies stressed on Tuesday.

Bulgarian Football President Resigns Due to Racism Row
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-15
Borislav Mihaylov stepped down Tuesday as the chief of Bulgarian football, after supporters taunted Black players from England with Nazi salutes and monkey chants on Monday's match. | RELATED: | FIFA President Urges Italian Football to React Against Racism | The incidents were registered during a Euro 2020 qualifier in the capital Sofia and caused the game to be halted twice. | Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called for Mihaylov to quit as a result of the racism seen a…

The IMF Is Utterly Indifferent to the Pain It's Causing
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-15
Each year, the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) gathers at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. This year, the IMF will meet under the leadership of a new chief, Kristalina Georgieva, who crossed the street from the World Bank to take over this post from Christine Lagarde. Lagarde, as it happens, is getting ready to cross the Atlantic Ocean to take over the European Central Bank. There is a game of musical chairs at the top. A handful of bureaucrats seem to waltz in and out of these jobs. | For the past 40 years, the IMF has had the same agenda: to make sure that developing countries adhere to the r…

The Unspoken History of the Holy Roman Empire. Its Germanic Origins
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
Christianity in its present form came into being after the eleventh century "Great Schism"(1054 AD) between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church. Before that, it used to be an exclusively Byzantine affair and most of Western Europe followed pagan …

Pence and Giuliani Won't Cooperate With Impeachment Inquiry
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-15
United States Vice President Mike Pence and Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani say they won't testify in front of the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Other government officials have not been as reluctant to cooperate. | RELATED: | Trump`s Russia Adviser Summoned To Testify On Impeachment | The Pentagon said it would not submit to lawmakers' request for documents related to Trump's effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate…

Cuba Announces Economic Measures to Boost National Industry
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-15
The Cuban government announced Tuesday the implementation of new economic measures aimed at domestic trade, in order to strengthen national industry and advance the country's development. | RELATED: | Cuba Manages Fuel Shortage With Venezuelan, Russian Cooperation | The information was given by Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa along with the ministers of internal trade, foreign trade, economy, and finance. | According to Valdes, the new economic actions seek to achie…

Trump Dumps the Kurds: US and Russian Officers "Coordinate Military Movements" in Northeastern Syria
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
The US and Russian military officers met late last night in Al Farat, a small village north of Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, according to media 'Al Mayadeen'. | *** | The purpose of the meeting was to coordinate military movements in the …

Russian President Signs $1.3B in Trade Deals With UAE
teleSUR, jg-EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-15
Russian President Vladimir Putin concludes a tour at the United Arab Emirates where he signed trade agreements worth more than US$1.3 billion in Abu Dhabi. | RELATED: | 20+ Agreements Signed As Russian President Visits Riyadh | One day after signing a major oil agreement with Saudi Arabia during a visit to Riyadh, Putin was met Tuesday at the airp…

More Incitement to Violence by Trump's Fellow Travelers
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-15
Adolf Hitler and his Nazi henchmen used a trick in 1930s Germany that is an old and time-tested behavior and quite effective. His Brown Shirts would carry out a horrific and violent act and Hitler would then disclaim that act. There were two "advantages" of that violent behavior and propaganda. First, the violent act would…

Extorting Ukraine Is Bad Enough, But Trump Has Done Much Worse
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-15
| Recently a friend who follows the news a bit less obsessively than I do said, "I thought George W. Bush was bad, but it seems like Donald Trump is even worse. What do you think?" | "Well," I replied, "in terms of causing death and destruction, I suspect Bush still has the edge." In fact, the U.S.-led forever wars begun under the Bush administration have killed hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq and Afghanistan (almo…

A NATO por trás do ataque turco à Síria
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-15
A Alemanha, a Franàßa, a Itália e outros países que, em trajes de membros da Unià£o Europeia, condenam a Turquia pelo ataque à Síria, sà£o, juntamente com a Turquia, membros da NATO, a qual, quando já estava em curso o …

European Union declares little chance of Brexit deal by Thursday summit
wsws.org | 2019-10-15
Johnson has called an emergency session of parliament Saturday. There is rising speculation that he may be able to win support for a deal if he secures one, but parliament will not support a no-deal Brexit.

Number 10 declines to acknowledge midnight deadline over Brexit deal legal text
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-15
Downing Street has declined to recognise a midnight deadline reportedly set by the European Union for a legal text to be presented in order to clinch a Brexit deal.The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has warned that he needs good intentions to turn into a legal document as Boris Johnson races against the clock to secure a fresh agreement for the meeting of European leaders starting in Brussels on Thursday. | Barnier, who said work to secure a deal has been "intense" after talks which are understood to have gone on until 11pm on Monday, has reportedly called on the UK to present a legal text by the end of Tue…

'Without Encryption, We Will Lose All Privacy': Snowden Condemns US, UK, and Australian Push for 'Backdoor' Into Facebook Messaging Apps
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-15
In an op-ed published Tuesday by The Guardian, American whistleblower Edward Snowden expressed alarm over global governments' efforts to undermine encryption, highlighting a recent attempt by the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia to pressure Facebook to create a "backdoor" into its encrypted messaging applications. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/code_0_0.jpg

DC's Atlantic Council raked in funding from Hunter Biden's corruption-stained employer while courting his VP father
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-14
The shady arrangement between the Atlantic Council and Burisma — the gas company at the center of the 'Ukrainegate' scandal…

Tucson demands "U.S.-NATO hands off Syria"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-14
Tucson, AZ – Nearly a dozen anti-war activists answered the call for an emergency rally Friday afternoon, October 11, to make the demand that the U.S. and NATO member Turkey leave Syria. Amid rush hour traffic moving through downtown, there were several honks of solidarity with the message on posters saying: "U.S.-NATO out of Syria" and "U.S. hands off Syria." | Earlier in the week, President Trump announced that U.S. troops would be leaving northern Syria. This created an uproar in the corporate mainstream media that the U.S. would be "abandoning an ally" in regional Kurdish forces. A few days later, Turkey, a U…

Pro-independence Catalan figures convicted in controversial Spanish trial
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
A dozen Catalan politicians and activists have been convicted on charges of sedition, misuse of public funds and disobedience for their role in a failed secession attempt for the northeastern region of Spain in 2017. The trial is considered the most important for the country since democracy was restored following the death of fascist dictator General Francisco Franco in 1975.Profound and long-lasting repercussions: Former regional vice presiden…

Military deal sees Syrian army support Kurdish-led resistance to Turkish invasion
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
The Syrian army has now deployed near the Turkish border. This came hours after Kurdish-led defence forces in northern Syria (aka Rojava) said they had reached a deal with Damascus to help them resist Turkey's illegal invasion. | A "military" deal to defeat Turkish-led invaders: | On Monday morning, Syria's state news agency said that the army had moved into…

Turkish invaders in Syria have killed at least 39 civilians so far — including children
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
On 9 October, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan launched an illegal invasion of largely-Kurdish areas in northern Syria (aka Rojava). And the latest reports indicate that Turkey has killed at least 39 civilians and injured over 100. | "Martyred": | A r…

Former army chief is 'disappointed' with the Queen's speech. But not for the reason that he should be
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
Former British army chief Richard Dannatt said he was "very disappointed" with the content of the Queens speech. Dannatt feels disappointed as legislation to give an amnesty from prosecution to British army veterans of the conflict in the north of Ireland w…

Brexit will 'hold back' climate change action, SNP conference told
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-14
Brexit will "hold back" efforts in Scotland to tackle the global climate emergency, the country's environment secretary said.Roseanna Cunningham announced new measures to help in the fight against global warming — but warned of the impact leaving the European Union could have on the environment.Speaking at the SNP annual conference in Aberdeen, she said: "Brexit will hold back Scotland's environmental ambitions."We cannot allow Brexit to happen. Scotland voted to remain in the EU and we must do all we can to keep Scotland in the EU."But if it does happen — I promise this — we will protect Scotland'…

Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as U.S. Abandons Former Allies to Turkish Assault
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-14
Syrian troops are massing near the Turkish border, one day after Bashar al-Assad's government reached a deal to help protect the Kurds from Turkey's deadly air and ground assault. On Sunday, the Kurds agreed, in a deal brokered by Russia, to hand over two border towns to the Syrian government in exchange for protection. The Kurds had been allied with the United States up until last week, when President Trump abruptly pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey's assault. More than 130,000 people have already been displaced over the past five days since Turkey invaded northern Syria. The deat…

As Turkey Advances, Syrian Army Moves to Confront Invasion
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-13
The Syrian Army has begun deploying further north to potentially confront the Turkish invasion.

As Turkey Advances, Syrian Army Moves to Confront Invasion

Crocodile tears? Hillary Clinton tweets that 'sickening horror' in Syria is 'one man's fault' and gets reminded of her deeds
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Hillary Clinton has retweeted a post by an NBC correspondent about 'atrocities' unleashed by Turkey's incursion in Syria, hinting that it's all President Donald Trump's fault. Twitter sent her down Memory Lane. | "This sickening horror is one man's fault," she tweeted on Saturday night, commenting on a tweet by NBC's Richard Engel, who said US military officials are concerned that the Turkish offensive "opens the door to BOTH ethnic cleansing of Kurds and return of ISIS/Al-Qaeda." | This sickening horror is one man's fault. t.co/iMe5cCPkDm– Hillary Clinton (@…

Hunter Biden calls Trump's accusations 'a barrage of false charges'… and resigns from Chinese equity firm
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Hunter Biden, son of 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden, has stepped down from the board of a Chinese equity company while defending his work in Ukraine — the work that President Donald Trump said was "crooked." | "He never anticipated the barrage of false charges against both him and his father by the President of the United States," Biden's lawyer George Mesires wrote in a statement released on Sunday. | Speaking through Mesires, Biden said that he is to resign from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company, and would also "forego all foreign work" if his father is elected president next ye…

Turkey's Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies said on Friday, amid fears of another "humanitarian catastrophe" in the war-torn country.

US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-11
"A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria."

US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey

Friday's Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey's Syria offensive; history's made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist' use of social media in attacks must be curbed.

TKP statement: Hands off Syria!
Central Committee, The Communist Party of Turkey | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-11
AKP is committing a great crime for the last eight years. AKP disregards the sovereignty of another country.