2019-10-20: Social Media Postees

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Max Blumenthal on why Hillary Clinton smeared Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-20
Hillary Clinton has smeared Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein as Russian assets, and almost no Democratic politicians are pushing back….

'Hillary's gone Crazy!' Russian puppet Trump (almost) blows his cover standing up for Kremlin assets Gabbard & Stein
rt.com | 2019-10-20
The US president has openly admitted to being a Russian puppet (not really, but who cares)! In his latest tweet, Donald Trump sympathized with Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein, whom Hillary Clinton called Kremlin assets and tools. | In case anyone forgot, the White House is Kremlin-controlled territory right now, and the US leader was just one tiny step away from openly admitting it by showing compassion for collateral victims of the Russiagate craze — the Green Party's Jill Stein, and the Hawaiian congresswoman and 2020 Democratic hopeful, Tulsi Gabbard. | So now Crooked Hillary is at it again! She is callin…

Taking Next Steps Toward Nuclear Abolition
Kathy Kelly | commondreams.org | 2019-10-20
The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 activists at oceanfront in Georgia. (Photo credit: Kings Bay Plowshares) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/kings-bay-ploughshares-kathy-kelly.jpg

Video: Turkish-funded Syrian National Army and Myth of United Syrian Opposition
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-20
Turkey's Operation Peace Spring once again drew wide attention not only to the so-called Kurdish question, but also to attempts by Ankara to create a unified Syrian opposition as an alternative to the Assad government. According to official Turkish statements, …

Noam Chomsky signs call to boycott Turkey and prevent the ethnic cleansing of Kurdish people
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2019-10-20
Noam Chomsky, David Graeber, and Brian Eno have joined hundreds of academics and artists around the world to sign an academic and cultural call to boycott Turkey. The call asks for: academics, artists and intellectuals around the world to oppose the Turkish invasion of north-eastern Syria [Rojava] by boycotting Turkish government sponsored academic, artistic and musical events taking place inside and outside of Turkey. | "Rojava…

US/Turkey Deal on Syria, Like Carving Up Cuba Scene from the Godfather Trilogy
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-20
One of the trilogy's most memorable scenes was in pre-liberated Cuba where mafia dons are seen carving up a cake representing the country. | The Hyman Roth character explains that "all of you will share" in plundering the island state in …

The U.S. armed and funded extremists in Syria
Rania Khalek | mronline.org | 2019-10-20
The US armed and funded extremists in Syria to overthrow the Syrian government and the media cheered. Those same extremists then attacked the Kurds on Turkey's behalf to the horror of the same media. Now what? | Source…

Turkey, Russia To Discuss Kurds Forces Removal from Syria Towns
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-20
Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday. | RELATED: | Erdogan Throws Trump's Syria Letter in the Trash | Turkey paused its military offensive into northeastern Syria after President Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Thursday, in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, a five-day ceasefire to allow the YPG to withdraw from a "

Stop Press: The Queen's Screech: Britain, Spain and Other Illnesses
Dr. T. P. Wilkinson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-20
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 …

Super PAC in Ukraine Scandal Faced Multiple Legal Troubles
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-20
ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. | Last year, a Department of Defense contractor quietly donated half a million dollars to a group supporting President Donald Trump's reelection. | Once a watchdog organization noticed it, the contribution raised an alarm. Federal contractors are not allowed to donate to political entities. And groups are required by law to examine all donations for potential legal issues. If they discover that a contractor…

The Road to Damascus: How the Syria War Was Won
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-20
What is happening in Syria, following yet another Russia-brokered deal, is a massive geopolitical game-changer. I've tried to summarize it in a single paragraph this way: | "It's a quadruple win. The U.S. performs a face saving withdrawal, which Trump can | …

This MSNBC Clip is Everything Ugly About Russia Smears
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-20
There's a video clip circulating on Twitter right now that simply has to be seen to be believed.

This MSNBC Clip is Everything Ugly About Russia Smears

Video: Assad Troops Deploy on Border Amid 120-hour Ceasefire
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-20
On October 16 and 17, the Russian Aerospace Forces were conducting airstrikes on positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in northern Lattakia and southern Idlib. According to local sources, the most intense strikes took place near Tahtaya, Kafar Sijnah and Rakaya …

Labour says Johnson could be in contempt of parliament after Brexit letter
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-20
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has insisted Boris Johnson may be in contempt of parliament over Brexit.McDonnell hit out at the way the prime minister distanced himself from a legally required request to the EU for a Brexit extension which he refused to sign.The shadow chancellor accused Johnson of "behaving a bit like a spoilt brat" over the issue.Johnson stressed to Brussels he was only sending the letter at parliament's bidding.Letter written by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the European Council President Donald Tusk (10 Downing Street/PA)After suffering an embarrassing defeat in the Commons over his Brexi…

British Parliament Forces Boris Johnson to Request Another Brexit Delay
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-20
This was the week that, vis-à -vis Brexit, everything changed and nothing changed. | U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has staked his career on taking Britain out of the European Union by October 31. Despite losing a slew of votes last month requiring him to avoid a No-Deal Brexit and to seek an extension to Britain's exit date if a deal couldn't be reached before mid-October, Johnson famously — if somewhat foolhardi…

Hillary Clinton slanders Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Green Party candidate Jill Stein as Russian spies
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
Clinton's claims, made without the slightest factual substantiation, are an attempt to criminalize the anti-war statements of the two candidates as treasonous.

Catalonia: Police Repress Protesters During Overnight Demos
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-19
After a nationwide strike full of marches, protests and barricades, Barcelona woke up on Saturday with a strong smell of charred objects after a night in which the riot police harshly repressed pro-independence activists and left over 180 people injured and 300 arrested. | RELATED: | 'March for Freedom' Strike Continues Across Catalan Region | In the downtown area of the Catalan capital, a country which decided by means of a referendum to become independent from Spain, pieces…

Turkish Troops are Ready to Resume Northern Syria Operation: DM
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-19
The Turkish military and their allied rebel forces are ready to resume their offensive dubbed Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday. | RELATED: | Turkey Agrees with US To Pause Syria Attack, Kurds To Speak Soon | Akar vowed to resume the Turkish military operation if the Kurdish fighters along the Syrian border do not withdraw from the area that was supposed to be a safe zone. | Turkey and Washington agreed on Thursday…

General strike paralyzes Catalonia as over half-a-million demonstrate in Barcelona
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
Broad sections of youth and workers mobilized to protest the police state that is emerging in Spain, and more broadly across Europe.

#IamTulsi trending after Gabbard hands Hillary Clinton brutal smackdown
rt.com | 2019-10-19
2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard is trending on Twitter, after the Hawaiian lawmaker scorched Hillary Clinton with a devastating put-down. Nevertheless, Hillary fans still maintain Tulsi's popularity is the work of 'Russian bots'. | Gabbard unloaded on Clinton on Friday, after the failed 2016 presidential contender suggested that "the Russians" were "grooming" her to run as a third-party candidate next year to split the Democratic vote. | "Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton," Gabbard tweeted in response. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Dem…

Cuba's Diaz-Canel Heads to Europe, Russia for NAM Summit
teleSUR-EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-19
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel will begin an official tour on Sunday that will take him to Ireland, Belarus, Russia and Azerbaijan, where he will attend the XVIII summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) from Oct. 25 until Oct. 26. | RELATED: | Alicia Alonso, Cuba's Ballet Legend, Dies at Age 98 | During his 10-day tour, Díaz-Canel will talk with with the leaders of each of these nations and "carry out other activities," reports a brief statement from the Cuban Foreign Ministry, which do…

Are We Witnessing the End of the United Kingdom as an Independent Nation State?
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-19
First published on May 9, 2019 | Ever since 'the wrong result' occurred at the referendum launched by then Prime Minister David Cameron, a fiasco of unprecedented proportions has been taking place in British politics. It is a depressing and, …

Jeremy Corbyn says he'll challenge the government 'all the way' over Europe
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-19
Jeremy Corbyn told supporters he would challenge the Government "all the way" over Europe, and the answer to the country's problems was socialism. | Speaking at a party rally in Liverpool on Saturday night, the Labour leader said his party would reject Boris Johnson's deal with the European Union as he mobilised for a general election. | Corbyn said: And he came with his plan, well we've got answers to his plan for our relationship to Europe because that plan was all about thumping our workers' rights, taking away consumer protections, damaging our environment, damaging the Good Friday Agreement. | But the real pu…

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
Doctors in Zimbabwe are demanding their wages be pegged to the US dollar in the face of runaway inflation while Lufthansa cabin crew plan to strike Saturday over wages.

The Pro-Trump Super PAC at the Center of the Ukraine Scandal Has Faced Multiple Campaign Finance Complaints
Mike Spies, ProPublica, Derek Willis, ProPublica | commondreams.org | 2019-10-19
Randy Perkins donated $500,000 to America First Action, a pro-Trump super PAC, a day after his company won federal money as part of a contract. The same PAC was dubbed "Committee 1" in a federal indictment alleging illegal donations from two Rudy Giuliani associates. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/randyperkins-superpac.jpg

We're Not "Polarized" Everywhere. In Maine, Democracy and Green Energy Win Big
Frances Moore Lappé | commondreams.org | 2019-10-19
State Rep. Chloe Maxmin and allies celebrate the Maine AFL-CIO signing onto the Green New Deal in April of 2019. (Photo: Maxmin's Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/maine.gnd_.aflcio_0.jpg

Russian Pride and US Exceptionalism
Riva Enteen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-19
The Tsar was not the only tyrant in the world; Capitalism was worse. — John Reed, Ten Days that Shook the World Wheat I just came home to California from a 50-person citizen diplomacy delegation to Russia to ponder my neighbor's bumper sticker that says "Just pretend it's all OK." That's the American state of …

Gabbard Fires Back at Clinton Suggestion That She's Russia's Pawn
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-19
The former secretary of state says she believes Russians are grooming someone in the Democratic primary "to be the third-party candidate."

Fighting continues in wake of US-Turkish agreement on northern Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
The "ceasefire" deal has only intensified opposition within US ruling circles, where the withdrawal of US troops from Syria is seen as strengthening Russia's hand in the Middle East.

Boris Johnson Insists He'll Stand Firm Against Brexit Delay
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-19
LONDON–A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that he would resist attempts to delay Britain's departure from the European Union beyond the end of the month, after Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal and ordered the government to ask the EU for more time. | Johnson said he still aimed to meet the Oct. 31 deadline and would tell EU leaders that delaying Brexit is a bad idea. The bloc said it would wait to hear from the British government about what it wanted to do next. The government has until 11 p.m. Saturday to send a letter asking the EU for a three-month post…

Labour leads effort to vote down Johnson's Brexit deal
wsws.org | 2019-10-19
UK members of parliament will vote today on whether or not to accept Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with the European Union.

Ocasio-Cortez nails why Trump's latest pact is so utterly disturbing
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-18
On 17 October, the US announced a highly controversial deal with Turkey that would supposedly see Turkish-led invaders suspend their attacks on northern Syria (aka Rojava). The condition was essentially that the largely-Kurdish communities of Rojava would have to stop resisting and leave their homes behind. Turkey would then move other people into the area to replace them (as it previousl…

Spain Sentences Catalan Leaders in Contradictory Ruling
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-18
Police and protesters clash in Barcelona for a fourth consecutive day over a problematic, contradictory 9-13 year prison sentence for Catalan independence leaders.

'Queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption': Tulsi Gabbard DRAGS Hillary Clinton after 'Russian asset' claim
rt.com | 2019-10-18
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has accused Hillary Clinton of being behind a 'concerted campaign' to destroy her reputation and challenged her to stop hiding and enter the 2020 presidential race. | "Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton," Gabbard tweeted on Friday afternoon. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain." | "From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we…

The United States Air Force at Incirlik, Our National "Black Eye"
Brian Terrell | commondreams.org | 2019-10-18
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle sits after shortly landing Nov. 12, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/22878048600_c10ab24117_c.jpg

Khury Petersen-Smith on Turkey & the Kurds, Alex Vitale on the Purpose of Policing
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-10-18

US-Turkey Frictions Raise Doubts About Nukes at Turk Base
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-18
It is almost an open secret that the U.S. has as many as 50 B-61 bombs stored under heavy guard in southern Turkey.

Amid ongoing fighting in northeast Syria, hundreds cross Iraqi border in search of safety
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-18
Shelling and clashes in northern Syria on the border with Turkey continue to cause hundreds of people to flee, the UN said on Friday, despite a cessation of hostilities deal between Turkish forces and Syrian-backed Kurdish military.

Kurds Say Turkey Used Chem Weapons & US Announces Syria Ceasefire That Turkey Says Isn't A Ceasefire
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-18
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/17/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Media Alarmed by Imaginary US Pullout From Syria
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-10-18
President Donald Trump's modification of the US's Syria policy has generated a torrent of confusion, so it's worth reviewing the record. | White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced on October 6: Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria . The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial "Caliphate," will no longer be in the immediate area. | The statement is notable both b…

Unveiling a State-by-State Plan to End our Mass Incarceration Crisis
Udi Ofer | aclu.org | 2019-10-18
The United States locks up more of its people than | any other nation in the world. A whopping 2.2 million people are living behind | bars in this country on any given day. Our national incarceration rate is four | times that of Australia, five times that of the United Kingdom, and six times that | of Canada. | This uniquely American problem is not one crisis | — rather, mass incarceration is a series of state-based catastrophes, each one | different from the next. While much attention was paid | to the federal reforms passed last year through the First Step Act, of | the 2.2 million people locked up on…

Cross-eyed, Fanged and Horned
Clark T. Scott | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
Almost 700 years ago, as many people in Europe were trying to climb out of the squalor of so-called feudalism, Ambrogio Lorenzetti painted a series of frescos in the Palazzo Pubblico of Siena which included two allegorical representations of how government can operate. One allegory represented good government and its effects on the land and…

Extorting Ukraine is Bad Enough But Trump Has Done Much Worse
Rebecca Gordon | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
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…

Ukrainegate Risks Handing Trump Another Gift
Aaron Maté | thenation.com | 2019-10-18
Ukrainegate Risks Handing Trump Another Gift…

Russophobia at Democratic Party Debate
Jeremy Kuzmarov | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
Russophobia was on full display during Tuesday night's Democratic Party debate, with ominous repercussions for the future of American foreign policy. When asked what he would do to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Beto O'Rourke stated that we…

You didn't really think all Russian assets & Kremlin puppets in the US have already been exposed, did you?
rt.com | 2019-10-18
The 2020 presidential election is still more than a year away, but you wouldn't know that to look at all the Russian plots to subvert it breathlessly discussed in US media. Who are these recently exposed Kremlin agents? | READ MORE: Russian assets in America. A field guide | Ever since the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016, the US media has been ferreting out the Russian meddlers within the country, as it's their patriotic duty to do. Not even the disappointment of the Mueller report finding no Russian collusion could stop them &#150…

Jill Stein Challenges Hillary Clinton to Debate After 'Russian Asset' Smear
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-18
"It's past time to give the American people the real debate they deserved in 2016." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/hillary_conspiracy_theory.jpg

Danish Red-Green Alliance congress: Organising for climate and social justice
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-18
Dick NicholsIssue 1241 DenmarkOctober 18, 2019Denmark's Red-Green Alliance (RGA) held its 30th congress in Copenhagen on October 5-6, in a political context that contrasted strongly with that of its previous congress. | Eighteen months ago the party's 300-plus congress delegates were preparing for a general election they hoped would lift the RGA into the role of main challenger to the Social Democrats for he…

Boris Johnson's Brexit "Betrayal": Elect a Clown, Expect a Pie in Your Face
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
"We have a deal!", said the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, on 17th October, following intense negotiations with the UK. Juncker was referring to a new draft treaty on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (EU). But early reports suggest that British Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson has merely rehashed former PM Theresa May's disastrous…

Judge rejects legal challenge calling for Brexit deal to be ruled unlawful
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-18
A legal bid arguing Boris Johnson's Brexit deal was unlawful has been rejected by a judge.It had been claimed that the Brexit agreement Prime Minister Boris Johnson negotiated with the EU was unlawful and should not be considered by parliament.The legal challenge, heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, suggested that that the proposed deal breaches UK law by leaving Northern Ireland in a separate customs arrangement to the rest of the country.But government lawyers defended the deal and claimed the legal action is a "direct and manifest interference with parliament".On Friday evening, Lord Pentland rejected…