2019-10-27: Social Media Postees

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A "Black Vests" Movement Emerges in France to Protest Treatment of Undocumented Migrants
Camille Baker | theintercept.com | 2019-10-27
The gilets noirs took their name from the gilets jaunes, or yellow vests movement. They won't let migrants be blamed for global inequality.

Kashmiris Protest in UK Against India's Repression at Home
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-27
United Kashmiri Forum, a United Kingdom-based solidarity group for Kashmiris living in U.K., organized a protest Sunday to demonstrate against the Indian occupation of Kashmir and to demand their right to self-determination. | Around 2,000 Kashmiris living in the U.K. attended the protest. Their main demands are for the international community to stand up against Indian brutality in Kashmir and to protest the abrogation of Article 370. | | On Aug 5.,…

Cuban President Diaz-Canel Arrives in Russia Amid Europe Tour
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-27
Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel arrived in this northern Russian city Sunday as part of a European tour that already included Ireland, Belarus and Azerbaijan. | Upon his arrival at Pulkovo airport, Diaz-Canel was received by the president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the St. Petersburg government, Evgueni Grogoriev, the Vice President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba Ricardo Cabrisas and Cuba's ambassador to Russia Gerardo Peñalver. | The stay in the so-called northern Russian capital includes a tour through the Hermitage gallery and other places of historical interest, while tomorrow he will go…

Video: Russia Deploys Large Number of Troops, Equipment in Northern Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-27
276 more Russian Military Police officers and 33 additional equipment pieces will be deployed in Syria, Russia's state media reported. These forces will likely participate in security operations along the Syrian-Turkish border to the east of the Euphrates River. | Additionally …

Minneapolis: FRSO celebrates 70th anniversary of China's revolution
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-27
Minneapolis, MN — About 70 people gathered in south Minneapolis, October 26, to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese revolution. Each year Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the Twin Cities organizes an event to celebrate the "Two Octobers," the victories of the Chinese and Russian revolutions. | Mick Kelly, a national leader of Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) and editor of the newspaper Fight Back!, told the crowd, "It is a real honor to be with you this evening to mark the 70th anniversary of the Chinese revolution. In October of 1949, the outstanding Marxist-Leninist, th…

World leaders praise al-Baghdadi's death, warn fight not over, #resistance rages at Trump for talking to Russia
rt.com | 2019-10-27
President Donald Trump cheered the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but not everyone was in a celebratory mood. World leaders were cautiously optimistic, while the anti-Trump #resistance raged as usual. | On Sunday morning Trump revealed that the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) mastermind had met his demise the night before, detonating a suicide vest as American special forces entered his compound in northwestern Syria. The self-proclaimed caliph of a genocidal terrorist organization that once reigned over much of Iraq and Syria, Baghdadi's death was greeted with triumph by Trump, and caut…

The United Nations as an "Instrument of War": The Russia-China Veto Has Protected Syria from Obliteration. What Comes Next?
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-27
In December, 1990, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 678, which "authorized" the devastating saturation bombing of Iraq (at one point the UK dropped one bomb per minute on Baghdad, according to the NY Times), which "destroyed the infrastructure necessary …

Europe – Help free Africa's last colony!
AVAAZ | indybay.org | 2019-10-27
Elghalia Djimi was tortured for years, with acid, dogs, and sexual violence — yet she continues her brave and gritty struggle for justice and freedom in Africa's last colony. We have a rare opportunity to help put an end to over 40 years of occupation.

A Veteran Reporter Helped Giuliani's Associates Launch the Ukraine Conspiracy
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-10-27
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 March, a veteran Washington reporter taped an interview with a Ukrainian prosecutor that sparked a disinformation campaign alleging Joe Biden pressured Ukrainians into removing a prosecutor investigating a company because of its ties to the former vice president's son. The interview and subsequent columns, conducted and written by a writer for The Hill newspaper, John Solomon, were the starting gun th…

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour will 'stop Boris Johnson' and is ready to win a general election
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-27
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has reiterated that he would be "very happy" to fight a general election once the threat of a no-deal Brexit is removed from the equation.He said leaving the EU without a deal would do "enormous damage" and that Boris Johnson plans to set up the UK on the shores of Europe as a "low tax environment".The Labour leader said that what Johnson really wants to do is a trade deal with Donald Trump and the US but warned that such a trade deal would be a "one-way agreement".Corbyn said that Labour would also give people a final say on Brexit.Speaking at the Unite conference in Ayr, Corbyn said:…

Archbishop of Canterbury challenges Johnson's 'inflammatory' language
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-27
The Archbishop of Canterbury has taken Boris Johnson to task for his use of "inflammatory" language through the Brexit debate. | Justin Welby told the Sunday Times there was a risk of pouring "petrol" on the country's divisions on the issue of Britain's departure from the European Union. | The archbishop said Johnson had come to symbolise a climate in which Britain had become consumed by "an abusive and binary approach to political decisions", and where those with opposing views treated each other as "total" enemies. | In an era in which social media had made it "extraordinarily dangerous to use careless comments…

The Eurozone In Crisis? New President of the European Central Bank (ECB) has a Criminal Record. Christine Lagarde
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-26
Lagarde was found "guilty" without the enforcement of a one year prison sentence. She was accused of "negligence" rather than "complicity" in a multimillion euro fraud. She was rewarded rather than penalized.

Italy: Government Addresses Migration Issues With Rescue NGOs
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-26
Italy's Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese on Friday held a meeting in Rome with representatives of humanitarian organizations that save lives in the Mediterranean to address issues related to migration to this European country. | RELATED: | Italian Govt. Allows Ocean Viking to Bring 176 Migrants Ashore | "It is a first step towards a direct dialogue…

Butina's case is 'prosecutorial overreach': She did nothing illegal, but got 'harsh sentence' — freed gun activist's lawyer
rt.com | 2019-10-26
Russian gun activist Maria Butina, who has spent over a year behind bars in the US on charges of being an unregistered Russian lobbyist, was essentially innocent but was caught up in anti-Russian witch hunts, her lawyer told RT. | Butina came to the US on a student visa in 2016 and was actively involved in pro-gun circles, namely the National Rifle Association (NRA) with a stated goal of expanding gun laws in Russia, which are quite restrictive. Yet, she was detained by the FBI in July 2018 on suspicion of conspiring to infiltrate the lobby group to promote Russian interests in the US. | The American media…

Massive 'Liberty' March to Support Catalonia's Right to Decide
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-26
Catalonia's pro-independence organizations on Saturday will return to the streets in Barcelona to protest the recent convictions of several of its leaders and claim its right to decide. | RELATED: | Spain: Independentists Reaffirm the Path of Self-Determination | "Neither the repression, nor the threats, nor the fines, nor the jail, nor the preventive sentences… Nothing will stop us: we will do it again. Our commitment to the exercise of the right of self-determination has no…

350,000 Rally in Barcelona for Release of Separatist Leaders
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-26
BARCELONA, Spain–Hundreds of thousands in Spain's restive region of Catalonia protested Saturday in Barcelona against the imprisonment of nine separatist leaders for their roles in an illegal 2017 secession bid. | Barcelona's police say 350,000 people rallied in downtown Barcelona, many waving pro-independence flags for Catalonia. The rally was organized by the main pro-secession grassroots groups who want to create a new state in wealthy northeastern Spain. | "We cannot accept that (the prisoners) have been condemned to terms of nine to 13 years for d…

Trident Is the Crime
Kathy Kelly | commondreams.org | 2019-10-26
The trident symbol at Kings Bay Naval Base in Brunswick, Georgia covered in blood after a 2018 Catholic Workers protest. (Photo: Kings Bay Plowshares Seven) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trident.jpeg

Hillary Clinton Spoils the Party
Jacob Bacharach | truthdig.com | 2019-10-26
In the middle of October, Hillary Clinton managed to perform a minor political miracle. By baselessly speculating that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, was a "favorite of the Russians" and preparing to run as an independent, she revived one of the more quixotic, eccentric and moribund campaigns of this election cycle while spoiling a primary that has proved shockingly substantive for a major party in the United States. | Gabbard "clapped back," tweeting that Hillary was "the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party." The congresswoman then p…

US Earns More Than US$30m Smuggling Syrian Oil: Russia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-26
Russia's defense ministry says that the recent Pentagon decision to now boost U.S. troop presence in eastern Syria, near oil fields there to allegedly "deny access to the Islamic State," is actually "international state banditry" motivated by a desire to protect oil smugglers and not by real security concerns. | RELATED: | Trump Lifts US Sanctions on Turkey, Says Ceasefire Permanent | Under U.S. military protection, loaded tanker trucks leave Syria to other nations and the profits…

Everyone Is Denouncing the Syrian Rebels Now Slaughtering Kurds. But Didn't the U.S. Once Support Some of Them?
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-10-26
It's a lazy, cynical rewriting of history to pretend these groups have nothing to do with the U.S., or were never backed by the U.S., in their current form.

History of World War II: America Was Providing Military Aid to the USSR, While Also Supporting Nazi Germany
Evgeniy Spitsyn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-26
John D. Rockefeller Jr. owned a controlling interest in Standard Oil, but the next largest stockholder was the German chemical company I. G. Farben, through which the firm sold $20 million worth of gasoline and lubricants to the Nazis.

Russia Has 'Proof' US Is Smuggling Oil In Syria & Did Israel/US Create A Civil War In Lebanon?
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-26
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 (10/26/19). 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 …

Justice Department probe of Russia-Trump inquiry has become a "criminal investigation"
wsws.org | 2019-10-26
The Trump administration is using the Justice Department investigation as a counterweight to the House impeachment inquiry.

The Pentagon's Map of Afghanistan: An Eldorado of Mineral Wealth and Natural Resources
Nikolai Malishevski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-26
Of relevance to an understanding of America's ongoing military and economic agenda in Afghanistan as well as its confrontation with Russia and China. First published in August 2012 (translated from Russian) | Curious information surfaced in the media [2012] — based …

U.S. Bans Flights To All Cuban Destinations Except Havana
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-26
The Donald Trump administration will ban all flights from the United States to different destinations in Cuba, except Havana, news agency Associated Press reported Friday. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that JetBlue and American Airlines flights to Santa Clara, Holguin and Camaguey will all be canceled by December 10th. | RELATED: | Cuba's President Diaz-Canel Concludes Official Visit to Ireland | The move responds to Washington's interests to intensify the blo…

UN: Antonio Guterres Concerned Over World Demonstrations
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-26
UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres expressed his concern for violence and life losses due to the repression by governments during the current worldwide "wave of demonstrations." | RELATED: | Israel Prevents UN Special Rapporteur from Traveling to Palestine | During a meeting with press, Guterres said that the phenomenon extends all the way "from Middle East to Latin America and the Caribbean, and from Europe to Africa and Asia." He urged political leaders to "listen to people's problems…

'The things I have seen…' The truth about seeking asylum in the UK
Luna Williams | thecanary.co | 2019-10-26
"On that journey, nobody cares if you live or die". These were the words of Cumar*, a young Somali man seeking refuge from Libya, when asked to talk about his experiences on the journey to Europe last year. "I thought it was bad in Somalia", he told UNHCR, "but the things I have seen since the journey here… people being electrocuted, being tortured, people dying"."Forced to flee from their homes": Cumar is one of around one million people worldwide who are forced to flee from their homes ev…

Man charged with killing 39 people who were found dead in the back of a lorry
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-26
A lorry driver has been charged with killing 39 people who were found dead in a trailer in Essex.Maurice Robinson, 25, is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on 28 October.He is charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and money laundering.Robinson, who is known as Mo and is from Northern Ireland, was arrested shortly after the bodies of eight women and 31 men were found in the refrigerated trailer in an industrial park in Grays in the early hours of Wednesday.The charges came after a man wanted by Essex Police as part of the invest…

European Union delays Brexit extension decision as Corbyn tries to avoid general election
wsws.org | 2019-10-26
Germany, Spain and Italy are all pushing for the three-month Brexit extension, while French President Emmanuel Macron has emerged as the lone opposition voice.

Blowback: US-armed 'moderate rebels' slaughter Kurds in Syria
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-25
Amid outrage over Turkey's atrocities against Kurdish civilians northern Syria, Max Blumenthal discusses how some of the Syrian militias committing…

Tulsi Gabbard ditches congressional race to focus on presidential — triggering #TulsiStein conspiracy theorists
rt.com | 2019-10-25
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has abandoned her race for re-election in Hawaii to focus on securing her party's presidential nomination, kicking the 'Russian asset' conspiracy theorizing into high gear. | Gabbard announced on Friday that she would not seek re-election to Congress, declaring she would focus instead on the presidential race. Promising to "end our interventionist foreign policy of being the world's police, toppling dictators and governments we don't like, and redirect our precious resources towards serving the needs of the people here at home," she "humbly" asked her Hawaii consti…

Germany's Big Green Mood Lacks Radicalism
Lukas Hermsmeier | thenation.com | 2019-10-25
Germany's Big Green Mood Lacks Radicalism…

DOJ opens criminal probe into 'Russiagate' investigation after administrative review — report
rt.com | 2019-10-25
The US Department of Justice has reportedly moved to launch a criminal inquiry into the roots of the 'Russiagate' probe, which fizzled after failing to uncover any damning evidence of collusion between the US president and Moscow. | Also on rt.com | | Comey admits FBI failed to verify Steele Dossier it used to obtain a spy warrant on Trump's aide | A months-long review launched by Attorney General William Barr into the origins of the ill-fated Russia investigation, repeatedly denounced by US President Donald Trump as a "hoax" and a "witch hunt," h…

The EU is Rewriting WWII History to Demonize Russia
Max Parry | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-25
Last month, on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, the European Parliament voted on a resolution entitled "On the Importance of European Remembrance for the Future of Europe." The adopted document: 2. Stresses that the Second World War, the most devastating war in Europe's history, was started as an immediate result of the …

Judge Hands Democrats a Victory in Impeachment Inquiry
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-25
WASHINGTON — A judge on Friday ordered the Justice Department to give the House secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, handing a victory to Democrats as they gather evidence for the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. | In a ruling that also affirmed the legality of the impeachment inquiry itself, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ordered the department to turn over the materials by Oct. 30. A Justice Department spokeswoman said it was reviewing the decision. The administration can appeal. | The ruling in favor of the House Judiciary Committee…

The climate crisis is disrupting river flooding patterns, scientists warn
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-25
Climate change is disrupting patterns of river flooding and spring growing across Europe, raising concerns about the effect on the landscape, according to scientists. | A study of five decades of flood and temperature data found the thermal growing season — periods when the temperature rises consistently above 5C, encouraging plants and trees to begin to grow — has been consistently starting earlier in the year. | It brings the growing season closer to the periods when the highest river floods occur, which have begun to happen later in the year in central and eastern Europe. | Researchers from the Uni…

Brussels ambassadors agree need for Brexit extension
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-25
Brussels ambassadors have agreed that an extension to Britain's membership of the EU is needed, but a decision on the length will not be made until next week.The EU 27 accepted the "principle of an extension" and their work will continue in the "coming days", a European Commission spokeswoman said.Boris Johnson was forced by parliament to request a Brexit delay until January 31, and chancellor Sajid Javid conceded on 25 October that the Halloween deadline had now slipped away.It follows the prime minister's offer to MPs of more time to consider his Brexit deal if they agreed to an election on December 12. | Labou…

Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Found Found Guilty of Conspiracy at Naval Base Housing Nuclear Arsenal
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-25
In Georgia, a federal grand jury on Thursday found seven Catholic peace activists guilty on three felony counts and a misdemeanor charge for breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on April 4, 2018. The activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, entered the base armed with hammers, crime scene tape, baby bottles containing their own blood, and an indictment charging the U.S. government with crimes against peace. The base is home to at least six nuclear ballistic missile submarines, each of which carries 20 Trident thermonuclear weapons. The activists said they were following the prophet Isaiah's com…

Security Council: UN welcomes efforts to de-escalate crisis in northeast Syria
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-24
The United Nations welcomes efforts to de-escalate the crisis in northeastern Syria in the wake of Turkey's incursion, a senior official with responsibility for the region told the Security Council on Thursday.

Trump Impeachment Case Keeps Getting Stronger
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-24
White collar criminologist Bill Black outlines why the case against Trump was strong even without a quid pro quo with Ukraine, and that his defense strategy now gives reason for obstruction of justice charges.

Australia must cut military ties with Turkey
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-24
international solidarity Zerebar KarimiIssue 1242 Australia Rojava Turkey SyriaOctober 24, 2019A few years ago the world was horrified when…

Ending Endless War: Andrew Bacevich on How Reckless Use of U.S. Military Power Caused Today's Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-24
President Trump has announced sanctions will be lifted on Turkey as a ceasefire remains in place in northern Syria, where Turkey invaded earlier this month after Trump withdrew U.S. troops. On Tuesday Turkey reached an agreement with Russia that would force Syrian Kurdish forces to retreat from a wide swath of the Syrian-Turkish border. The United Nations is reporting Turkey's offensive in northern Syria has displaced over 176,000 people, including nearly 80,000 children. The Turkish assault also led to a number of former ISIS fighters escaping from jail in northern Syria. We speak with Andrew Bacevich, co-founde…

GOP Lawmakers Disrupt Impeachment Hearing As More Damaging Details Emerge About Trump's Misconduct
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-24
Republican lawmakers stormed a closed hearing room Wednesday, disrupting the House impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump and delaying a Pentagon official's testimony. In an extraordinary chain of events, dozens of Republican congressmembers pushed into a secure hearing room as Laura Cooper, the U.S. defense official who oversees Ukraine and Russia matters, was due to testify. A five-hour stand-off ensued. The spectacle unfolded one day after Tuesday's explosive testimony by William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Taylor told congressional lawmakers that the Trump administration held up $…

Jill Stein: Hillary Clinton is still sabotaging progressives
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-23
Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein responds to Hillary Clinton calling her a "Russian asset" and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard…

Tulsi Gabbard Isn't a Russian Asset. It's More Complicated Than That
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-23
The Nation's Jeet Heer discusses Hillary Clinton's recent remarks toward Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Why do anti-war activists and the right wing seem to love her?

US Renews Chevron License as European Refiner Cuts Venezuela Ties over Sanctions
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-23
Finnish-Venezuelan refiner Nynas is one of PDVSA's few remaining cash buyers.

India is Confused: where does it go from here?
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-23
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. ***** It has been like this for years: usual confusion, all around India: tough nationalistic, …

UN and partners call for solidarity, as Venezuelans on the move reach 4.5 million
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-23
Since 2015, approximately 4.5 million Venezuelans have fled their country as the Latin American nation's political, humanitarian and economic crisis drags on, creating one of the "direst" displacement crises in the world, the UN and European Union said on Wednesday, ahead of a solidarity conference next week.

Trump Pressed Ukraine's President to Act Out a Fake News Script, Live on CNN
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-10-23
Donald Trump extorted a promise from his Ukrainian counterpart to appear on American television and act out a script prepared for him by Trump's aides.

BREXIT: Yes or No?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-23
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. Juncker, emotional about his leaving and handing over the office of EU Commissioner on 1 November …