2019-11-04: News Headlines

RT (2019-11-04). 'Like a giant ISIS recruiting poster': Trump's Syrian oilfield occupation slammed by 'moderate' rebel recruiter Biden. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden — who, back in the good old Obama administration days, lobbied for the arming of 'moderate' rebels in Syria — slammed Trump for downgrading the US military to an oilfield occupation force. | "Leaving troops behind like [Trump's] doing now — he says that what he wants to do is we're going to occupy the oil fields and we're going to take 'em," Biden told the Wall Street Journal. He expressed deep regret that the vacuum left by the withdrawal of US troops has disastrously been filled by the (legitimate) Syrian government, Russia, and (probably worst of al…

Staff (2019-11-04). GOP Voter Suppression Campaign Continues in Georgia. therealnews.com The GOP barely won the Georgia statehouse despite their campaign of suppressing 1.4 million votes. Jacqueline Luqman talks to Anoa Changa about how a new round of voter registration purges is a continuation of the same campaign.

RT (2019-11-04). US Treasury sanctions Khamenei's son & Iran's General Staff on 40th anniversary of American embassy takeover in Tehran. rt.com Nine people, including the son of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces, were blacklisted by the US on the 40th anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979. | The new round of sanctions against Tehran were announced on the US Treasury Department's website. | Khamenei's son, Mojtaba Khamenei, is an influential religious and political figure in the country, with European sources previously mentioning his name among the possible successors of his father as Iranian supreme leader. | Iran's head of judiciary and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's chief o…

WSWS (2019-11-04). Wildcat strike by sanitation workers against CHP administration in Maltepe, Turkey. wsws.org Simultaneous with the Maltepe municipal workers' strike, workers in other municipalities, including àúskàºdar, Ata≈üehir, ƒ∞stanbul, Aliaƒüa, ƒ∞zmir, Aydƒ±n, and elsewhere are protesting against austerity and layoffs.

Phyllis Bennis (2019-11-04). Trump Has Stolen the Anti-War Mantle. Here's How to Get It Back. thenation.com Trump Has Stolen the Anti-War Mantle. Here's How to Get It Back.

Tom Anderson (2019-11-04). Fierce resistance continues in northeast Syria against Turkey's illegal invasion. thecanary.co Turkey's invasion of northeast Syria (aka Rojava) is facing fierce resistance from local defence forces. On Sunday 3 November, for example, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reported that they had destroyed a Turkish military vehicle: | #SDF destroyed a Turkish BMB, an armored vehicle to transport military personnel. Nauman Sadiq (2019-11-04). Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh) Exacts Revenge on Turkey for Selling Al-Baghdadi Out. globalresearch.ca A carbomb exploded [1] in northern Syria killing 13 and wounding 20. The blast on Saturday ripped through a crowded market in Tal Abyad, a town recently occupied by Turkish-backed militant proxies. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the …

commondreams (2019-11-04). A Dark Day for Press Freedom in Turkey After Politically Motivated Trial Injustice. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Irina Slav (2019-11-04). Nord Stream 2: There's No Stopping the World's Most Politically Charged Pipeline. globalresearch.ca This week, Denmark granted Gazprom approval for its Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, a project that is set to bring 55 billion cubic meters of Russian gas into Europe annually. It is one of the most controversial pipeline projects …

Staff (2019-11-04). Trump's Obsession With Ukraine Has Deep Roots. truthout.org During the 2016 campaign candidate Donald Trump was always a bit odd about Russia. He claimed he knew Russian President Vladimir Putin, then denied he knew him a dozen different times. He insisted that the Ru…

Andrew Korybko (2019-11-04). Russia Is "Skeptical" of the US Sponsored' "Indo-Pacific" Concept. globalresearch.ca The interview that Russian Prime Minister Medevedev gave to the Bangkok Post during his recent visit to Thailand to attend the ASEAN Summit there served to remind everyone of Russia's skepticism towards the US' "Indo-Pacific" concept, which he believes reduces …

Nauman Sadiq (2019-11-04). The Missing Pieces of the Al-Baghdadi Execution Puzzle. globalresearch.ca Casting aspersions over the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Russia's seasoned Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed [1] while speaking to Rossiya 24 broadcaster that the Islamic State and its slain "caliph" were the spawns of the United States. Being …

WSWS (2019-11-04). Right-wing campaign unfolds in Spain for November 10 elections. wsws.org By making support for police repression in Catalonia the centre of the election campaign, Spain's major parties are accelerating the rise of the fascistic Vox party.

Greta Berlin (2019-11-04). Walking Through Aleppo: "Why Did Your Government Do This". I Don't Want to Hear You Say, "I'm Sorry." globalresearch.ca We had spent most of the day in the destroyed Armenian quarter of Aleppo. Nothing remained to be salvaged, the foreign mercenaries, supported by the US and its lapdogs had made sure of it. The most beautifulplace in Aleppo was …

The Canary (2019-11-04). SDLP not fielding candidates in three seats in bid to stop DUP Brexiteers. thecanary.co The SDLP has announced it will not stand in three constituencies in the north of Ireland in a bid to facilitate pro-Remain candidates. | The nationalist party will not put forward candidates in North and East Belfast and in North Down as it attempts to prevent DUP Brexiteers winning those seats. | The move in North Belfast will give Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane a better chance of unseating DUP deputy leader and longstanding MP Nigel Dodds, who has a majority of just over 2,000. | The decision not to field a candidate in the north of the city for the first time in the party's history has prompted claims of hy…

Staff (2019-11-04). Headlines for November 4, 2019. democracynow.org Four White House Officials Refused to Testify in Impeachment Hearings, Turkish-Backed Forces Accused of War Crimes in Northern Syria, Sen. Warren Releases Details on Her Medicare for All Plan, Trump to Nominate Dr. Stephen Hahn to Lead FDA, EPA Slated to Roll Back Rules to Protect Waterways from Toxic Coal Ash, Group of Automakers Sides with Trump Admin in Fight over Fuel-Efficiency Standards, NYT: Major U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty Could Expire Without Being Replaced, Mali: Over 50 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Military Post, Anti-Government Protests Continue to Sweep Iraq, Lebanon & Algeria, Brazilian Indigen…

The Canary (2019-11-03). 151 refugees rescued off Libya arrive in Sicily on rescue ship. thecanary.co An Italian offshore supply vessel which rescued 151 refugees in waters off Libya has arrived in Sicily.The Asso Trenta docked at Pozzallo on Sunday.It was not immediately known if the refugees would stay in Italy or go to other European Union countries.Hours earlier, a German charity's rescue boat, Alan Kurdi, disembarked 88 refugees at Taranto on the Italian mainland.The Alan Kurdi rescue ship arrives in the port of Taranto, Italy (Renato Ingenito/ANSA.AP)Under an EU-brokered deal, 67 refugees will go to four other countries, while the others will stay in Italy.A Taranto official, Gabriella Ficocelli, told Itali…

RT (2019-11-03). Nasty Russians harassed a sick American diplomat? That's 'fake news' says Foreign Ministry. rt.com The New York Times has spun a tale of Russian treachery based on its usual anonymous sources. Though the Russian Foreign Ministry stepped in to correct the record, the paper didn't let facts get in the way of a good story.

teleSUR (2019-11-03). Italy's Balotelli Threatens to Walk-off Over Racist Abuse. telesurenglish.net Nine minutes into the second half, Brescia striker Mario Balotelli threatened to walk off the pitch after receiving alleged racist abuse from Hellas Verona fans during the teams' Serie A match Sunday. | RELATED: | Bulgarian Football President Resigns Due to Racism Row | Balotelli stopped the game when he picked the ball up and volleyed it into the offending section of the stadium. | Reuters reported that Italian football player was convinced to stay in the game by team-mates, Verona playe…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-03). "White Helmets Are Preparing New Chemical Provocations In Syria," France Bombs Iraq & Oil Occupation. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (11/2/19). 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 …

teleSUR (2019-11-03). Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage Will Not Run In UK Election. telesurenglish.net Nigel Farage, leader of Britain's Brexit party, said Sunday that he would not stand for election next month, but would opt to campaign across the country against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's European Union divorce agreement. | RELATED: | British PM Rejects Calls for No-Deal Brexit in Election Pitch | "I will find a seat and try to get into parliament or I will better serve the cause through the length and breadth of the U.K. supporting 600 candidates, and I have decided that t…

Peter Koenig (2019-11-02). China Breaks the Western Debt Stranglehold on the World. dissidentvoice.org The west has colonized, exploited, ravaged and assassinated the people of the Global South for hundreds of years. Up to the mid-20th Century Europe has occupied Africa, and large parts of Asia. In Latin America, though much of the sub-Continent was "freed" from Spain and Portugal in the 19th Century — a new kind of …

Manuel Raposo (2019-11-02). A Portuguese Marxist examines the bizarre Brexit 'circus'. workers.org Raposo is a Portuguese Marxist and analyst. This article was published Oct. 23 on the website jornammudardevida.info. Translation by John Catalinotto. Party politics in Britain, power struggles between Britain and the European Union, and U.S. pressure from the outside aiming to break up and weaken the EU have all contributed . . . | Continue reading A Portuguese Marxist examines the bizarre Brexit 'circus' at Workers.org

Dave Lindorff (2019-11-01). Democrats Make a Huge Mistake If They Just Focus Impeachment on the Ukraine Scandal. counterpunch.org The impeachment theater on display today in the House, bracketed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi's maudlin reading of Article I of the Constitution, and by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's ludicrous evocation of the Stalin purge trials to characterize the full House vote to establish impeachment rules and procedures, is increasingly looking like the first act More

United Nations (2019-11-01). Guterres in Turkey: UN to study 'new settlement areas' plan for Syrian refugees. un.org Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday presented UN Secretary-General António Guterres with a plan for resettling hundreds-of-thousands of Syrian refugees, in the wake of the country's offensive into northeastern Syria last month to remove Kurdish forces, aimed at creating a so-called "safe zone" along the border for returnees.

Staff (2019-11-01). Chicago Teachers and UAW Members Show That Labor Movement Is Back After "Decades of Concessions" democracynow.org The end of the Chicago teachers' strike comes amid a wave of labor movements, including the longest United Auto Workers strike in almost 50 years. We speak with labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about the historical importance of unions, the rise of worker participation in strike actions and the significance of the Labour Party's organizing in the United Kingdom. Jaffe says workers "are fighting back in the face of decades and decades of concessions, decades and decades of give-backs," and "understanding that unionizing is a way that they have power on the job." She is the author of _Necessary Trouble: Americans in Re…

Staff (2019-11-01). Headlines for November 1, 2019. democracynow.org House Votes to Formalize Impeachment Inquiry Into President Trump , Trump Will Avoid State Income Taxes After Declaring Florida Residency, CIA-Backed Afghan Forces Commit Atrocities, Says Human Rights Watch, Iraqi Prime Minister Offers to Resign Amid Anti-Government Protests, Thousands March in Argentina Against IMF-Imposed Austerity, Spain to Replace Chile as Host of COP25 U.N. Climate Conference, Rex Tillerson Denies Exxon Misled Investors Over Climate Risks, Greta Thunberg Turns Down Environment Prize for Her Climate Activism, New California Wildfire Burns Homes in San Bernardino, Keystone Pipeline Spill in No…

Harrison Stetler (2019-11-01). The Far Right Is Tightening Its Grip on French Politics. thenation.com The Far Right Is Tightening Its Grip on French Politics…

United Nations (2019-10-31). Thursday's Daily Brief: The power of mediation, Southern Africa food crisis, urban deaths, climate meeting update and Iraq protest latest. un.org A recap of Thursday's top stories: Guterres in Turkey underscores successes of mediation; 45 million lack food across Southern Africa; rights experts push to release Palestinian hunger striker; new UN health report targets causes of urban deaths; Climate change conference finds a new home; Iraq protests put country at 'a crossroads'

United Nations (2019-10-31). Syria's groundbreaking constitutional talks: 'a clear success of mediation' says Guterres in Turkey. un.org Mediation is "one of our most important tools to reduce and end conflict", United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the sixth Istanbul Mediation Conference, in Turkey's largest city on Thursday.

United Nations (2019-10-31). Kosovo elections: 'Most significant change' in 12 years, Security Council hears. un.org Elections held earlier this month in Kosovo represent "the most significant change in the political landscape" there in a dozen years, the UN mission chief told the Security Council on Thursday.

Alexa Kolbi-Molinas (2019-10-31). Abortion is Legal in All 50 States, and We Intend to Keep It That Way. aclu.org On | Tuesday, a federal court issued a decision in our challenge to Alabama's | near-total ban on abortion blocking the law from taking effect. The decision | comes on the heels of similar rulings blocking abortion bans in Arkansas, | Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah. In other words, the ACLU has an | undefeated, 7-0 record challenging state abortion bans in court. None of the state abortion bans passed | earlier this year will be permitted to take effect. Abortion is — and will | remain — legal in all 50 states. | The | Alabama ban, like all the others, is the anti-abortion movement's t…

David M. Perry (2019-10-31). This Is Not How You Show Solidarity. thenation.com This Is Not How You Show Solidarity…

Fred_F (2019-10-31). Solidarity with Rojava continues to grow. greenleft.org.au international solidarity Fred FuentesIssue 1243 Australia RojavaOctober 31, 2019More trade unions have come out in opposition to Turkey's invasion of the Kurdish majority, northern region of Syria, commonly known as Rojava. | The Construction, Forestry, Mining and…

pip.hinman (2019-10-31). Turkish attacks continue during 'ceasefire' in Northern Syria. greenleft.org.au Turkey's war on Rojava Susan PriceIssue 1243 Rojava Syrian Democratic Forces YPG/YPJNovember 1, 2019Despite the agreement reached between Russia and Turkey on October 22 in the Russian city…

pip.hinman (2019-10-31). British director Ken Loach supports boycott of Turkish institutions. greenleft.org.au Rojava SolidarityIssue 1243 Britain Turkey's war on RojavaNovember 1, 2019Renowned British film director Ken Loach has signed the call to Boycott Turkish Government Sponsored Academic and Cultural Institutions. | Loach was approached by members of Peace in Kurdistan Campaign at the premiere of his latest film, Sorry, I Missed You,…

pip.hinman (2019-10-31). US House passes sanctions bill against Turkey. greenleft.org.au Turkey's war on RojavaIssue 1243 United States sanctions against TurkeyNovember 1, 2019The United States House of Representatives approved a bill to impose sanctions on Turkey over its military operation in Northern and Eastern Syria on October 30. | The bill was passed by the Democrat-controlled house with 403 votes…

Staff (2019-10-31). Ro Khanna Condemns GOP For Attacking Civil Servants to Shield Trump As House Votes on Impeachment. democracynow.org The House of Representatives is holding a historic vote today to formalize the impeachment process against President Trump. The probe centers on whether Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Trump's political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, who served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company. As the House votes today, lawmakers are continuing to question key Trump administration behind closed doors, including the top Russia official on the National Security Council, Tim Morrison. On Wednesday, House Democrats also requeste…

Press TV (2019-10-30). Syria: The Launch of a Constitutional Committee a Sign of Hope for Syrian People. dissidentvoice.org 29 October 2019 Peter Koenig Transcript of a PressTV Interview following a live press Conference by the Foreign Ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey at the UN Geneva, Switzerland Background GENEVA, October 28 (Xinhua) — The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, said here on Monday that the Constitutional Committee's launch should be a …

RT (2019-10-30). Russian MoD Doubts Trump's Announcement of Killing ISIS Chief al-Baghdadi. dissidentvoice.org There's no credible data to prove a successful American raid took place against Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Russia's Defense Ministry said. The US coalition didn't even carry out any airstrikes in Idlib recently. Earlier, Trump made a rare Sunday address from the White House informing the world that al-Baghdadi was eliminated in northwest …

Staff (2019-10-30). Headlines for October 30, 2019. democracynow.org Vindman: White House Transcript of Trump Phone Call Omitted Key Words, Boeing CEO Grilled by Senate Lawmakers Over 737 MAX Failures, Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns Amid Massive Protests, Tens of Thousands Pour into Baghdad's Tahrir Square as Iraq Protests Continue, Anti-Government Protests in Haiti Enter their Seventh Week, Ceasefire Between Turkey and Syrian Kurds in Northern Syria Expires, House Votes for Resolution to Recognize Armenian Genocide, Journalist Max Blumenthal Says He Was Arrested on False Charges, National Weather Service Issues "Extreme Red Flag Warning" over Fires, Protesters Slam BlackRock for…

Staff (2019-10-29). Headlines for October 29, 2019. democracynow.org Pentagon: U.S. Will Fight for Control of Oilfields in Syria, Ukraine Expert Who Listened to Trump Phone Call to Testify in Impeachment Hearings, Iraq: Death Toll from Month of Anti-Government Protests Tops 220, Trump Officials Join Industry Executives at Davos in Desert, Boeing CEO to Testify to Congressional Committees, Sanders Endorses Chesa Boudin for San Francisco District Attorney, Facebook Workers Call on Zuckerberg to Reverse Policy of Allowing Politicians to Lie in Ads, North Carolina Court Rules Against State's Gerrymandered Congressional Maps, U.S. Extends Deportation Relief to Salvadorans to 2021, Mexi…

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

Staff (2019-10-28). The Death of al-Baghdadi: ISIS Grew Out of U.S. Invasion of Iraq. What Will Happen Next? democracynow.org 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…

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

Janine Jackson (2019-10-25). 'There Are Noncoercive Solutions to Our Problems' – CounterSpin interview with Alex Vitale on the role of policing. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Brooklyn College's Alex Vitale about the role of policing for the October 27, 2017, episode of CounterSpin; a portion of that interview was reaired on the October 18, 2019, show. This is a lightly edited transcript of the rebroadcast. | Media…

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

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

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

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

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