2019-11-05: News Headlines

Patrick Cockburn (2019-11-05). Great Britain is Reaching for Nationalism Over Economic Sense. counterpunch.org Britain is becoming more and more like Northern Ireland. This should be a comfort to Arlene Foster and the DUP as they rue their betrayal by Boris Johnson over the Irish border. Northern Irish politics have always been dominated by the competing agendas of the Catholic/Irish nationalists and the Protestant/Unionist communities. In practice, both the More

RT (2019-11-05). Diplomat suddenly 'remembers' personally delivering Ukrainian 'quid pro quo' AFTER reading Trump impeachment testimonies. rt.com The US ambassador to the EU has suddenly remembered he did notify Kiev that military aid was contingent on launching a corruption probe into the gas company that employed Hunter Biden, his memory jogged by impeachment testimonies. | Ambassador Gordon Sondland said he did, after all, tell an aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that US military aid to the country depended on Zelensky publicly pledging to open a corruption investigation into Burisma Holdings, the natural gas company which had hired Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden's son onto its board of directors. Sondland recalled this i…

RT (2019-11-05). 'Do your job and print his name:' Rand Paul urges media to OUT whistleblower, says they worked for Biden. rt.com Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) fired up crowds at President Donald Trump's rally in Kentucky, alleging that the Ukrainegate whistleblower's name has been an open secret. He called on the media to finally make it public. | Paul, who has represented Kentucky in the Senate since 2011, was invited on stage by President Trump during an election-eve rally in Lexington on Monday, in a bid to drum up support for Republican Governor Matt Bevin. | üö®WOWüö® @RandPaul on The Whistleblower: | "I say tonight to the media: D…

RT (2019-11-05). Is collusion still a thing? Washington Post publishing 'illustrated Mueller report' book. rt.com Haven't got enough 'Russiagate' already? Need the ideal Christmas gift for the unsatisfied Democrat in your life? Well how about a copy of the Mueller report, soon available in graphic novel form! | Special Counsel Robert Mueller's two-year probe found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election, and insufficient evidence that Trump obstructed the investigation itself. Though Trump declared "case closed," the mainstream media that banked on Mueller so heavily isn't quite ready to let it go yet. | Case in point: 'The Mueller Report Illustrated,' a graphic no…

The Canary (2019-11-05). Raab dismisses 'Kremlin mole' fears as MPs demand release of Russia report. thecanary.co Dominic Raab denied 10 Downing Street is in the grip of a "Kremlin mole", as MPs demanded a report into alleged Russian interference of the UK democratic process be published.The foreign secretary was pressed on why the government is seeking to "delay" publication of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) report ahead of the general election, with Downing Street indicating it would not be cleared for release before Parliament is dissolved on Wednesday.Questions were also raised by Labour about the level of access Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings has to intelligence information, which prompte…

teleSUR (2019-11-05). Protesters Condemn Spanish Assault Ruling in Rape Case. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of people protested in Spain's capital Monday against a court ruling last week that cleared five men of gang-raping a 14-year-old girl and instead found them guilty of the lesser charge of sexual abuse. | RELATED: | Spain: Supreme Court Rules 'Wolf Pack' Case Is Rape | Barcelona's High Court sentenced the five on Thursday to 10 to 12 years in prison, saying the 2016 assault was not rape because the victim, who was drunk and unconscious, could neither "agree to (nor) oppose the sexual…

WSWS (2019-11-05). Halle, Germany: Government moves to establish a police state after fascist attack. wsws.org The government is using the attack as a pretext to further arm the state apparatus and implement long-held plans to spy on journalists and Internet users.

Electromagnetic Sense Ireland (2019-11-05). 5G Cell Phone Technology Contravenes Human and Environmental Laws. globalresearch.ca Attorney-at-law Christian Jensen, of Bonnor Lawyers in Denmark, examined potential health damages and risks of 5G in relation to human rights and environmental conventions. | The legal opinion is centred around results that have positively documented actual damages or risks …

Ron Ridenour (2019-11-05). Winding Brook Stories. dissidentvoice.org This series of teacher-student stories, interspersed with journalistic materials and writing, is aimed at showing how thousands of mainly white Europeans and Americans from both continents together with millions of Africans and peoples from India struggle to eradicate, or greatly reduce, poverty by "fighting with the poor". They do so out of "solidarity humanism" by …

Kani Xulam (2019-11-05). Why Did Trump Sell Out Kurds? counterpunch.org On October 6, the presidents of America and Turkey spoke by phone. There is no transcript of what was said, but the White House issued a press release announcing the decision of Turkey's president to attack northern Syria, and that of the United States to withdraw from it. Kurds live in northern Syria, which we More

United Nations (2019-11-05). International community urged to deliver on promise for better future for Bosnia and Herzegovina. un.org Current trends and public pronouncements by some political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina indicate an effort to roll back reforms implemented since the end of the Balkan wars two decades ago, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2019-11-05). Media Debates as Russia Pushes into Africa. globalresearch.ca Since the collapse …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-11-05). Syrian Army Defends Civilians from Sectarian Terrorist Threat in Northeast. globalresearch.ca Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have continued to pull back as agreed, while the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Russian military allies have taken positions through much of the northeast of Syria, to counter the Turkish invasion. There …

Andrew Korybko (2019-11-05). Improved Russia-India Ties To be Balanced with Improved Russia-China Relations. globalresearch.ca The visit of new Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to Moscow from 5-7 November along with a 50-member military-technical business delegation will continue the trend of improving Russian-Indian defense ties after their comparative weakening over the past few years, though …

Staff (2019-11-05). Trump Threatens to Expose Information About Alexander Vindman "Real Soon" truthout.org President Trump threatened to reveal some sort of information about Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the senior White House official who testified that key references to Joe Biden were omitted from the partial White House transcript of Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. | Vindman, a decorated Iraq w…

Staff (2019-11-05). "Release My Mother": A Yale Student Fights to Halt Deportation of His Mother with Stage IV Cancer. democracynow.org Tania Romero, an undocumented mother from Honduras and survivor of stage IV cancer, is fighting to remain in the United States with her four children. Two months ago, Romero was imprisoned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the privately owned Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, interrupting her life-saving medical treatments. In mid-August, Romero was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction and arrested for not having a driver's license. Tania Romero's attorney requested a stay of deportation on humanitarian grounds because of her fragile health, but it was denied in September. Her son, Cristian…

The Canary (2019-11-05). You think Brexit has been tough? Wait until trade talks, says Michel Barnier. thecanary.co European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has drawn the battle lines for upcoming free trade talks with the UK if it leaves the bloc and warned Britain not to undercut EU standards.Barnier said the trade talks if Britain leaves on 31 January might be as tough as the long-running Brexit divorce negotiations, which have consumed much of the last three years.He said whatever trade agreement emerges, it will cost UK businesses, since they would now be outside the 28-nation bloc.Michel Barnier (Stefan Rousseau/PA)Currently, there is seamless trade and zero tariffs under common regulations since the UK is part of…

Global Research News (2019-11-05). Selected Articles: Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh) "Exacts Revenge" against Turkey. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | | Sentence First, Crime Later?

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-05). In 'Bombshell' Reversal of Earlier Testimony, Sondland Confirms Knowledge of Quid Pro Quo With Ukraine. commondreams.org In what supporters of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump called a "bombshell," a key witness provided new written testimony to lawmakers Tuesday that confirms and details a quid pro quo which involved the Trump administration pressuring Ukraine to launch a politically advantageous corruption probe. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1166060401_0.png

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…

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). '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…

teleSUR (2019-11-04). Thousands of Catalan Activists Protest Spain's Royal Visit. telesurenglish.net Thousands of demonstrators banged on kitchen pots and chanted "Catalonia has no king!" on Monday to protest a visit by the Spanish royal family to the capital of the region that has been rocked by weeks of pro-independence demonstrations. | RELATED: | Counter-Protest Against Independentists Organized in Barcelona | Attended by King Felipe, his wife Queen Letizia and two daughters, the venue of the Princess of Girona young talent awards ceremony in Barcelona were heavily guarded…

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: | Three hours ago #SDF destroyed a Turkish BMB, an armored vehicle…

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 (2019-11-04). 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…

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 …

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

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…

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). 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…

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…

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,…

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). 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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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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