2019-10-28: Social Media Postees

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Mass rally against jailing of Catalan nationalists in Barcelona
wsws.org | 2019-10-29
Two weeks before the November 10 general elections in Spain, hundreds of thousands marched in Barcelona Saturday afternoon.

Trump gives $4.5 million to Syria's White Helmets, which partnered with jihadists and joined Turkey's ethnic cleansing
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-28
While touting his efforts to end US involvement in Syria, Trump approved $4.5 million more for the White Helmets. This…

Forget Russia, The Real Threat to Democracy Are Corporate Assets Like Clinton and Trump
Peter Bloom | commondreams.org | 2019-10-28
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) appearing on MSNBC earlier this year. (Photo: MSNBC) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/tulsi_gabbard_corporate_media1_0.jpg

What the Dismantling of the Berlin Wall Means 30 Years Later
James Carroll | commondreams.org | 2019-10-28
Celebrations on the Berlin Wall after the government announced people could cross the border freely in Germany on Nov. 12, 1989. (Photo: Chute Du Mur Berlin / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/berlinwall.png

Uncovering Russiagate's Origins Could Prevent Future Scandals
Aaron Maté | thenation.com | 2019-10-28
Uncovering Russiagate's Origins Could Prevent Future Scandals…

The Demonization of Dissent
James Carden | thenation.com | 2019-10-28
The Demonization of Dissent…

Russian Interference! Oh My!
Scott Owen | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-28
Let's get this out of the way first, the USA interferes in elections around the world, we all know that. Not just with some fb posts but with crippling sanctions and blockades, support of rebellious insurgency groups, all out war and of course social media manipulations. Perhaps it might make sense and actually be helpful…

ISIS Grew Out of US Invasion of Iraq. What Will Happen Next?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-28
President Trump announced Sunday that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. special forces raid on his compound in northwestern Syria. According to Trump, al-Baghdadi detonated an explosive vest he was wearing, killing himself and three of his children. The raid began early Sunday when eight U.S. military helicopters flew from a base near Erbil, Iraq, to northwestern Syria over airspace controlled by Syria and Russia. Baghdadi had led ISIS since 2010. In 2014, he proclaimed the creation of an Isla…

Russia: Friend or Foe?
Myles Hoenig | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-28
When did Russia start to become an enemy of the US? The Soviet Union had thousands of nuclear missiles aimed at us as we had the same towards them. That Cold War did constitute enemy status. But when was the last time Russia, or even the Soviet Union, ever purposely kill an American, civilian or…

Is the 'Greater Albania' Project Aimed Against Russia in the Balkans?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-28
A project for Greater Albania — conspiracy or legitimate? According to a 2010 Gallup Balkan Monitor report, 83% of Albanians in Albania supported the idea of a Greater Albania, with 81% and 53% of Albanians in Kosovo and North Macedonia …

Non Aligned Movement Summit: 'Venezuela Is Resisting and Overcoming', Maduro Says
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-28
At the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Friday, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro lashed out at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and announced that the U.S. economic and financial aggressions are as lethal as its armies. | The …

ISIS Chief Al-Baghdadi Killed on Turkish Border while Fleeing Idlib
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-28
This article was completed on October 26, 2019. | Islamic State's self-styled Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in a United States Special Ops overnight raid Saturday involving helicopters, warplanes and a ground clash on the Turkey-Syria border while fleeing …

Many of 39 found dead in UK lorry were Vietnamese victims of people traffickers
wsws.org | 2019-10-28
Many of the victims were Vietnamese, desperate to escape crushing poverty, only to die in Europe entombed in a dark container.

Europe – Help free Africa's last colony!
AVAAZ | indybay.org | 2019-10-28
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.

Oil Drilling in Greece? This Is What the High Cost of Debt Payments Looks Like
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-28
Earlier this month, the Greek Parliament voted on a concession to begin exploratory oil drilling in the country in early 2020 as part of a larger effort to offset the country's debt. | The drilling operations are intended to be made in conjunction with companies such as Total, Exxon and Repsol across a marine area stretching more than 56,000 squa…

The Death of al-Baghdadi: ISIS Grew Out of U.S. Invasion of Iraq. What Will Happen Next?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-28
President Trump announced Sunday that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. special forces raid on his compound in northwestern Syria. According to Trump, al-Baghdadi detonated an explosive vest he was wearing, killing himself and three of his children. The raid began early Sunday when eight U.S. military helicopters flew from a base near Erbil, Iraq, to northwestern Syria over airspace controlled by Syria and Russia. Baghdadi had led ISIS since 2010. In 2014, he proclaimed the creation of an Islamic State or caliphate during a speech in Mosul. At its peak, ISIS controlled a large swath of land ac…

EU Grants Brexit Delay to Jan. 31; U.K. Ponders New Election
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-28
LONDON — The European Union agreed Monday to delay Brexit by three months until Jan. 31, acting to avert a chaotic U.K. departure just three days before Britain was due to become the first country ever to leave the 28-nation bloc. | The decision was welcomed by politicians in the U.K. and the EU as a temporary respite from Brexit anxiety — but not by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who said just weeks ago that he would "rather be dead in a ditch" than postpone the U.K.'s leaving date past Oct. 31. | In the end, the choice was not in his hands. The U.K. Parliament forced Johnson to ask for a dela…

EU Accepts Brexit Delay As British PMs Block December Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-28
It was another day to forget for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the European Union agreed to a Brexit delay of up to three months Monday pushing the divorce date until January 2020 and members of Parliament rejected for the third time his call for snap elections. | RELATED: | EU to Grant UK Three-Month Brexit Extension | The premier, who had promised to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31, has repeatedly demanded an election to end what he sees as a political impasse in which he is the wo…

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.

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…

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…

Syrian Kurdish Forces Leaving Turkish Border Area
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-27
The Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said Sunday that they had agreed to withdraw more than 30 kilometers from the Turkish border, an announcement welcomed by Damascus which said Turkey should now end its "aggression" in northeast Syria. | RELATED: | US Earns More Than US$30m Smuggling Syrian Oil: Russia | "The Self-Defense Forces are relocating to new positions far from the Syrian-Turkish border across northeastern Syria in order to stop the bloodshed and protect the inhabit…

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…

EU to Grant UK Three-Month Brexit Extension
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-27
The European Union is preparing to sign an extension for Brexit until the end of January 2020 with the option for the United Kingdom to leave earlier if an agreement is ratified, according to a leaked draft of the agreement seen by the Guardian Sunday. | RELATED: | UK PM Johnson Calls for Dec. 12 Snap Elections | The document to be circulated to the Member States on Monday suggests that the EU will agree to the U.K.'s request for a further postponement. The draft extension would state tha…

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…

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:…

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.

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 …

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.

'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…

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.

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…

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…

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

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 …

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…

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.

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.

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…

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 $…

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…

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.

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.

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.

'Cleaned out': The ongoing ethnic cleansing of Rojava
Susan Price Testing | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-23
Turkey's war on Rojava Marcel CartierIssue 1242 Rojava Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) SDFOctober 23, 2019There is little about United States President Donald Trump that one can t…

PKK tells US, Trump: 'We are not guilty of terrorism; we are victims of state terrorism.'
Susan Price Testing | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-23
Rojava SolidarityIssue 1242 Rojava Turkey's war on Rojava Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)October 23, 2019The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Foreign Relations Committee wrote the following letter to the American people and United States Presid…

Mark Zuckerberg's Former Mentor: I Tried to Raise Alarm Over Russian Interference But Was Ignored
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-23
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where he is expected to face questioning about the company's cryptocurrency Libra, among other issues. Zuckerberg has faced scrutiny before, including for Facebook's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. A former mentor of Zuckerberg and longtime Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee speaks out about the company's dismissal of Russian interference in the election. "They treated it like a PR problem, not a business issue," McNamee says.

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 …