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Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-21
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 (10/19/19). 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 …

The US Has Backed 21 of the 28 'Crazy' Militias Leading Turkey's Brutal Invasion of Northern Syria
Max Blumenthal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
Former and current US officials have slammed the Turkish mercenary force of "Arab militias" for executing and beheading Kurds in northern Syria. New data from Turkey reveals that almost all of these militias were armed and trained in the past …

Is War on the Menu for 2020 Elections?
Thom Hartmann | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
Kurdish activists wears a mask of the American president Donald Trump during demonstration against the ongoing Turkish military operation in the northeastern Syria on October 19,2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo: Paulo Amorim/NurPhoto via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_war_2020.jpg

Catholic Activists Stand Trial for Protesting Nuclear Weapons
Sam Husseini | thenation.com | 2019-10-21
Catholic Activists Stand Trial for Protesting Nuclear Weapons…

Ceasefire Ends, Talks on Syria Between Erdogan and Putin Begin
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
Monday marks the thirteenth day since Turkey began its third cross border military operation in Syria ironically named "Operation Peace Spring". In the past two weeks civilian and militant lives on both sides have been lost, a large exodus has …

Pro-European Union demonstration mobilises hundreds of thousands in London
wsws.org | 2019-10-21
The protest was led by a right-wing coalition of Blairites, Liberal Democrats and pro-EU Conservatives, culminating in a joint video presentation in Parliament Square, featuring John Major and Tony Blair.

A Labour Government that Will Run Rail, Roads, Jobs, the NHS, Housing and Social Care with Responsible Care
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
Today, Britain watches the dying moments of a mendacious Conservative Government and Party that has made the United Kingdom the laughing stock of both Europe and the world. Once the greatest economic and political force in history, now a comedy …

The Unflattering Veneer of Self-proclaimed Greatness
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-21
It is up to us whether we will lift the world to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair. — US president Donald Trump addressing the UN General Assembly on 19 September 2017 The U.S. Economy is the envy of the world, as Europe and Asia slide ever toward recession. — …

Sealed Lips: Dramatizing the Stalinist origins of the former East Germany
wsws.org | 2019-10-21
Director Bernd Bà∂hlich raises the "birth defect" issue of the GDR, i.e., its silence on the Stalinist purges, primarily directed at leading Bolsheviks, particularly Leon Trotsky and many German Communists.

The United States Air Force at Incirlik, Our National "Black Eye"
Brian Terrell | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
Current events concerning Turkey and the Kurds in Syria remind me of a conversation I had with a US Air Force colonel almost 17 years ago in a courtroom in Des Moines. To refresh my memory, I dug deep into my closet and dusted off the transcript of the case,…

Trump's Disgraceful Letter to Erdogan
Prof. Alon Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
There is no wonder that every person and news outlet that saw Trump's letter to Turkey's president Erdogan thought it was a joke. When it was confirmed that the letter was indeed authentic, bewilderment and disbelief struck everyone who read …

Governments remain silent as evidence mounts that Turkey is using white phosphorus
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2019-10-21
Warning: this article contains images that some readers may find distressing | Social media has been swamped with photos and videos of people with burns so horrific that it's a miracle they've survived. Turkey has been accused of using white phosphorus on…

As Trump Aids and Abets Turkey's War Crimes, the UN Must Act
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-21
Nearly two weeks have passed since Turkey launched its ground and air attack on Rojava, the autonomous region of northeast Syria, following Trump's sudden removal of 1,000 U.S. troops from the area. | While the United States and Turkey reached a "ceasefire" agreement on October 17, there are ongoing reports of viol…

Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-21
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he is "bringing soldiers home" from Syria as Turkey continues its deadly military operation there, but Pentagon chief Mark Esper undermined the president's declaration by confirming that U.S. forces are simply moving to another site of endless war — Iraq. | American troops "aren't coming home and the United States i…

Thoughts on impeachment
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2019-10-21
The main impeachment thrust aims at minor events in the Ukraine. The whole approach ignores, indeed covers over the fact, that the whole U.S. policy of violently turning the Ukraine into a U.S.-dominated satrapy and advanced base was achieved by a Democratic administration. | Source…

India Is Confused; Where Does It Go from Here?
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-21
At J. Nehru University, most students know about China and Russia only from the BBC, Reuters and other Western media outlets. Even those individuals who claim they belong to the left are not immune; influenced mainly by the British propaganda….

Excuses, Excuses: Now Hillary Clinton's Attacking Her Own Party's Candidates
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
"I'm not making any predictions, but I think [the Russians] have got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate," said Hillary Clinton on her former campaign manager's podcast. "They know they can't win without a third party candidate." Was Clinton referring to…

Spain's Catalonia Crisis Just Got a Lot Worse
Sebastiaan Faber, Bécquer Seguín | thenation.com | 2019-10-21
Spain's Catalonia Crisis Just Got a Lot Worse…

The Wolf at the Door: Adventures in Fundraising With Cockburn
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-21
CounterPunch went online 20 years ago, just in time for Clinton's war on Serbia. Clinton's war was premeditated, our transit to the World-Wide Web was reluctant, at best. Cockburn's relationship with computers was hostile. Mine was indifferent. I surfed the web, like anyone else, but had no idea how it would be useful for us.

Kings Bay Plowshares 7: Trial Begins for Liz McAlister & Others for Breaking Into Nuke Sub Base
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-21
Seven Catholic peace activists are going on trial in Georgia today for breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on April 4, 2018. The activists, who are known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. The activists entered the base armed with just hammers, crime scene tape, baby bottles containing their own blood and an indictment charging the U.S. government with crimes against peace. Over the past four decades activists in the Plowshares movement have taken part in about 100 similar actions at nuclear arms facilities, beginning in 1980 at the General Electric nuclear mis…

Will Humans Band Together to Save Our Own Lives?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-21
The far right is on a roll. Just a few years ago, liberals and conservatives would have considered its recent political victories a nightmare scenario. Right-wing extremists have won elections in the United States, Brazil, Hungary, India, and Poland. They pushed through the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom. In the most recent European Parliament elections, far-right parties captured the most votes in France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Hungary. | Sure, Trump is being impeached, Brexit is a mess, and the far rig…

Top AFL-CIO staffer says Johnson's Brexit pact bad for U.K. and U.S. workers
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-21
WASHINGTON (PAI)–British Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new "Brexit" deal, taking the United Kingdom out of the 28-nation European Union, is bad for workers in both the U.K. and the U.S., a top AFL-CIO staffer says. But the pact may sink. That's because, adds Damon Silvers, Brexit robs British workers of rights they regained under …

'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…

Hillary Clinton's attacks on Tulsi Gabbard sow more Democratic division than Moscow could ever dream of
rt.com | 2019-10-20
In her zeal to beat off challengers to her party's hardline anti-Russia orthodoxy, Hillary Clinton has only succeeded in sowing discord between the crop of Democratic presidential contenders. How very 'Putin-esque' of her. | Unfounded blaming of Russia for her own woes is nothing new from Hillary Clinton, who still blames the Kremlin for denying her the presidency three years ago. If it wasn't 'Russian hackers' leaking her emails, it was 'Russian bots' backing Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, or Vladimir Putin convincing the Green Party's Jill Stein to mount a third-party challenge. Though none of the…

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….

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 Imposes Tariffs to EU Worth $7.5 Billion
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-20
United States President Donald Trump imposed tariffs of 25 percent on agricultural products from the European Union in response to a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling worth US$7.5 billion dollars. | RELATED: | U.S: AOC Endorses Sanders at 'Bernie's Back' Rally in Queens, NY | WTO presented this measure based on a complaint by the United States, which considers illegal the subsidies received by the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, at the beginning of October. Most affected…

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 "

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

North Macedonian Leaders Agree to Hold Snap Election in 2020
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-20
Leaders of political parties in North Macedonia, including those in the ruling coalition, agreed Sunday to hold a snap parliamentary election on April 12, 2020 after the European Union failed to give the country a date to start talks on joining the bloc. | RELATED: | UK Clinches Brexit Deal as Vote Moves to Parliament | French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday led a group of leaders who blocked opening talks with Albania and North Macedonia, despite concerns over increasing Chinese and…

UK Will Not Extend Brexit Deadline Despite Unsigned Request
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-20
The British government insisted Sunday that the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite Parliament forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to send a letter asking for a postponement of Brexit. | RELATED: | UK Clinches Brexit Deal as Vote Moves to Parliament | Negotiations and tensions have been constant in the last week between the possibility of an orderly exit on Oct. 31 with an agreement that Johnson reached on Thursday and a delay after he was forced to request an extens…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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

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 …

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.

Friday's Daily Brief: Afghan mosque killings, Syrians flee violence, South Sudan floods, Ukraine human trafficking, anti-Semitism rises, Guterres on Mozambique poll
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-18
A recap of Friday's main stories: Afghanistan mosque killings condemned by UN chief, Syrian civilians flee violence, thousands affected by flooding in South Sudan, UN migration agency warns of "pervasive" human trafficking in Ukraine, UN expert calls for better education to combat growing anti-Semitism.

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

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…

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…

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…