2019-10-22: Social Media Postees

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Trump's Fake Withdrawal From Endless War
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-22
On Monday, October 7th, the U.S. withdrew 50 to 100 troops from positions near Syria's border with Turkey, and two days later Turkey invaded Rojava, the de facto autonomous Kurdish region of northeast Syria. Trump is now taking credit for a temporary, tenuous ceasefire. In a blizzard of tweets and statements, Donald Trump has portrayed…

Video: Syrian Army Takes Control of Abandoned US Bases
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-22
The northeastern Syria ceasefire, agreed by Washington and Ankara, immediately collapsed. Under the terms of the reached agreement, Turkey had to halt its Operation Peace Spring for 120 hours to allow units of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to …

Madrid steps up repression of protests against Catalan crackdown
wsws.org | 2019-10-22
The ruling class is terrified that protests will erupt across Spain and beyond, linking the defence of democratic rights to the growing upsurge of working class struggles.

Pro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite Police Violence
Frances Madeson | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-22
It's getting hard not to notice that U.S. corporate media is covering pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong far more than pro-democracy forces in the Caribbean. It can be challenging to catch up on significant events in a place that's a mere two-hour flight from Miami; with a few exceptions, the media is largely failing Haiti…

Right-wing terror in Germany: the responsibility of the Grand Coalition
wsws.org | 2019-10-22
The responsibility for right-wing terror lies not only with the AfD, but also with the Grand Coalition and its political supporters in the Left Party and the Greens.

Turkey and Russia Agree to Create 'Safe Zone' in Syria
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-22
Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement that will see the withdrawal of Syrian-Kurdish forces from areas along the Turkish border.

Turkey and Russia Agree to Create 'Safe Zone' in Syria

Diplomat: Trump Linked Ukraine Aid to Demand for Probe
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-22
WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Ambassador William Taylor provided lawmakers Tuesday with a vivid, detailed and what some lawmakers called "disturbing" account of the way President Donald Trump wanted to put the new Ukraine president "in a public box" by demanding a quid pro quo at the center of the impeachment probe. | In a lengthy opening statement to House investigators, Taylor described the way Trump's demand that "everything" Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy wanted, including vital military aid to counter Russia, hinged on makin…

Putin-Erdogan Meeting Aims to Organise Differences and Shorten the Gap Between Allies
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-22
In the first week of the month of October the US informed Turkey and Russia of its intention to withdraw from north-east Syria (NES). Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan pulled out a plan prepared over a year ago to move …

Does Africa Need Russia? The First Ever Russia-Africa Summit
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-22
The roughly three dozen African heads of state who will travel to Sochi later this week to attend the first-ever Russia-Africa Summit realize that the comprehensive expansion of relations with the Eurasian Great Power gives them a competitive edge in …

Russia, Turkey Seal Power in Northeast Syria With Accord
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-22
ANKARA, Turkey — Russia and Turkey announced an agreement Tuesday to jointly patrol almost the entire northeastern Syrian border after the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters, cementing the two countries' power in Syria in the wake of President Donald Trump's abrupt withdrawal of U.S. forces. | The announcement came as Kurdish fighters completed their pullout from a section of the Syrian-Turkish border as required by a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that was set to expire Tuesday night. Together the arrangements transform the map of northeast Syria, leaving Turkey in sole control over one section in the middle of the…

Russia: At least 15 dead, five missing after illegal dam breaks in Siberia
wsws.org | 2019-10-22
Both the dam and the construction of the shelters for the workers on the Seiba river near the village Shchetikino were in flagrant violation of the law and basic safety measures.

US Stays In Syria, Kurds Call On Israel To Attack Turkey & US Says Israel Has 'Right' To Attack Iran
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-22
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 (10/21/19). 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 …

Islamic State in Asia: 'Unintentional' Consequences of Turkey's Syria Operation
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-22
Turkey began on October 9 its illegal offensive in northern Syria to expel terrorist organizations, primarily the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State according to Ankara, away from the Turkish border and to establish a safe zone in | …

Trump Threatens to Reveal Whistleblower's Identity
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-22
Depositions in the House's impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump resume on Tuesday, as investigators try to parse out whether Trump corruptly withheld military aid to Ukraine to force the U.S. ally to investigate one of his chief political opponents. | Here's what's happening on the impeachment front: | Depositions continue: Investigators will sit down on Tuesday with Bill Taylor, the American diplomat who ran the embassy in Kyiv. Taylor was thrus…

Everything Keeps Getting Worse for Trump's Toadies
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2019-10-22
Giuliani, Mulvaney, and Pompeo are getting in deeper and deeper trouble as the impeachment push accelerates.

Brexit delay still possible, Tusk tells MPs preparing to vote on Johnson's deal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-22
Donald Tusk has reassured MPs that a Brexit extension is still on the table as they prepare for a Commons showdown on Boris Johnson's new deal. | Two crucial votes on Tuesday will determine whether the prime minister will be able to live up to his "do or die" commitment to take the UK out of the European Union by the 31 October deadline. | French president Emmanuel Macron and EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker had applied pressure on MPs with hints that Johnson's deal is the last and that any further delay may not be granted. | I am consulting EU leaders on how to respond to the British request for an Art. 50 extension…

Johnson says he will pull Brexit deal if MPs don't back his plans
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-22
Boris Johnson has threatened to pull his Brexit deal and call for an early general election if MPs do not vote for his plans as he kicked off a commons showdown. | Two crucial votes on Tuesday evening will determine whether the prime minister will be able to live up to his "do or die" commitment to take the UK out of the European Union by the 31 October deadline. | MPs will cast their initial vote on the PM's Withdrawal Agreement bill (WAB) before being asked to back his accelerated timetable to hurry the legislation through parliament. | The public doesn't want any more delays. Let's get Brexit done on October 3…

BREXIT — Yes or No — A Deal Prearranged Three Years Ago
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-22
Prime Minister Boris Johnson came back from Brussels with a deal better than any Theresa May ever achieved, so he says. His talks with the departing European Commissioner, Jean-Claude Juncker, were very fruitful. But precise details are never known. …

Strong Corbyn speech in parliament nails why Johnson's Brexit deal is such a 'disaster'
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-22
On 22 October, Jeremy Corbyn delivered a strong speech in parliament which nailed why Boris Johnson's Brexit deal would be such a "disaster". | Why we need to oppose Johnson's disastrous deal: | Corbyn first reiterated that Johnson's deal would be "a disaster for our country". Having looked at the details of the deal, he called it: nothing less than a charter for deregulation and a race to the bottom | And he explained that it: fails to protect our rights and our natural world, fails to protect jobs and the economy, fails to protect every region and nation in the United Kingdom. | "Page after page of wha…

Testimony by Top Diplomat Bill Taylor on Trump and Ukraine Elicits 'Holy Sh*t' Responses From Members of Congress
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-22
A "explosive" closed-door testimony by William Taylor, a career diplomat who sharply questioned the Trump administration's attempts over the summer to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, could begin a "sea change" in House Democrats' impeachment inquiry against the president, according to lawmakers who were in the room. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1177544556.png

People are celebrating as abortion and same-sex marriage get decriminalised in the north of Ireland
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2019-10-22
In a historic development, women in the north of Ireland now have legal access to abortion. | A nineteenth century law banning abortion, as well as legislation against same-sex marriage, has finally been repealed thanks to a bill voted through the Westminster parliament. The news has been welcomed by supporters of women's rights and LGBTQI+ rights: | And it's official!!! Abortion and Same Sex marriage in Northern Ireland has been decriminal…

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 …

More than 90 per cent of Africa migrants would make perilous Europe journey again, despite the risks
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-21
A landmark UN migration study published on Monday shows that 93 per cent of Africans making the journey to European countries along irregular routes, would do it again, despite facing often life-threatening danger.

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

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. — …

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.

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 …

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 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…

'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…

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…

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…

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

#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…

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…

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

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…

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.

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

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.