2019-11-28: News Headlines

Staff (2019-11-28). Indigenous Resistance Might Just Save Our Lives. truthdig.com Thanksgiving is one of the great foundational myths of the United States, turning a single gathering of indigenous people in Massachusetts with English settler colonists in 1621 into one of the greatest whitewashes of genocide in world history. Even by that time, native people throughout the Western hemisphere had already suffered horrific violence for over a century, at the hands of Christopher Columbus and other European explorers intent on enslaving native people and exploiting the region's vast resources. Thanksgiving has morphed into an event celebrating family, feasting and football, a day off before the co…

teleSUR (2019-11-28). Italian Authorities Uncover Plot to Create New Nazi Party. telesurenglish.net Italian police said on Thursday they uncovered a plot to form a new Nazi party and seized a cache of weapons during searches across the country. | RELATED: | Spanish Ship Arrives in Italy With 62 Rescued Migrants | Police in 16 towns and cities from the Mediterranean island of Sicily to the Alps in northern Italy took part in the investigation, which was launched two years. | The probe revealed a "huge and varied array of subjects, residents in different places, united by the same ide…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2019-11-28). Remember the Oath of the Elbe. progressive.org On April 25, 1945, American and Russian soldiers linked up at the Elbe River and made a pledge for peace that we should heed today.

WSWS (2019-11-28). German autoworkers protest as unions sanction wave of jobs cuts. wsws.org Hardly a day passes without a large or small company announcing redundancies and savings measures in highly industrialize state of Baden-Wàºrttemberg in southwest Germany.

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-11-28). Kurti's Election Means a Stronger Push for "Greater Albania" and Protection for Terrorists in Kosovo. globalresearch.ca Albin Kurti is on the verge of becoming the next Prime Minister of Kosovo after he and opposition chairman Isa Mustafa confirmed last week that the two rival political parties had made progress to create a coalition government. Mustafa said …

Zero Hedge (2019-11-28). European and Middle Eastern Regulators Raise Scrutiny of 777X as Confidence in Boeing, FAA Plummets. globalresearch.ca Update: In the latest blow to Boeing, whose sagging shares are helping to weigh on the Dow in Wednesday's thin pre-holiday trade, WSJ has published a story claiming that regulators in Europe and the Middle East are ratcheting up their …

IMEMC & Agencies (2019-11-28). PSC: UK Universities Invest in Companies Complicit in Israeli Crimes. imemc.org Research released by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign on the week of the United Nations 'Day of Solidarity' with The Palestinian people, has estimated that universities in the United Kingdom invest over £450,000,000 in companies complicit in Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights, including through supplying weapons and technology to the …

Arabi Souri (2019-11-28). Syrian Army Bombs Kurdish Tankers Smuggling Oil to Turkey, A Message to Trump. globalresearch.ca Oil tankers and oil makeshift refineries in northeast Syria were bombed by 'mysterious' planes yesterday morning, SANA later stated it was done by the Syrian Army regional command. | The statement conveyed Syrian Arab News Agency SANA was brief but very …

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2019-11-28). Why First Nations People Regard Thanksgiving Day as a National Day of Mourning. globalresearch.ca "The Sioux (aka Lakota) Indians of Minnesota must be exterminated or driven forever beyond the borders of the state." — Minnesota Governor Alexander Ramsey | We turkey-celebrating, obese, sports-addicted, shop-until-you-drop, historically-illiterate couch potatoes are all beneficiaries of the acts of our …

Alexander Cockburn (2019-11-28). A Humboldt Thanksgiving. counterpunch.org It's Thanksgiving here in America, a day of infamy for turkeys. At my place in Humboldt County, northern California, turkeys learned their lesson a few years ago, when five fine specimens of Meleagris gallopavo—wild turkey to you—wandered onto my property. I assume they forgot to check the calendar. Under California fish and game regulations, you can shoot them legally for two weeks around Thanksgiving. More

Julie Hollar (2019-11-28). Dear DNC, What Happened to All Those 'Early and Often' Climate Debate Questions? commondreams.org DNC chairman Tom Perez speaks to a crowd at a Democratic National Committee event at Flourish in Atlanta on June 6, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo: Dustin Chambers/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/tom_perez_dnc_climate_debate.jpg

Kim Petersen (2019-11-28). Humans and Their Deadly Military Toys. Russia's Kinzhal and Zircon Hypersonic Missiles. globalresearch.ca On 1 March, Russian president Vladimir Putin delivered the annual address to Russia's Federal Assembly. The part of Putin's address that drew the most notice was his revealing the development of new hypersonic weaponry unmatched elsewhere: the Mach 10+ capable …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-11-28). "Coverups are the Rule": Washington Will Never Rat on Itself. globalresearch.ca Former US Attorney Joe diGenova predicts that US Justice (sic) Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report on the Obama regime's FISA court violations and US Attorney John Durham's criminal investigation of the Russiagate hoax perpetrated by the CIA, FBI, …

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2019-11-28). A Nation Run by Billionaires and Lobbyists. counterpunch.org In 1961, I left Greece for the United States. The reason for that life-changing decision was education. The University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin welcomed me and gave me a free education. I earned my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Illinois and my doctorate from Wisconsin. In college My education was a mixture More

Isabel Kaplan (2019-11-28). France Debates Single Women's and Lesbians' Access to IVF. thenation.com France Debates Single Women's and Lesbians' Access to IVF…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-28). EU Lawmakers Declare 'Climate Emergency,' But Campaigners Say Only 'Emergency Action' Will Prove They Mean It. commondreams.org After members of the European Parliament on Thursday voted 429 to 225—with 19 abstentions—to declare a climate emergency both on the continent and globally, activists called on the European Union to match those lofty words with deeds and take immediate action to combat the increasingly urgent crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/climate_emergency_foe.jpg

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-11-28). New Online Tool Aims to Help You Have That Big Medicare for All Talk at This Year's Thanksgiving Feast. commondreams.org "Turkey, mashed potatoes, and arguing politics with your family: the holidays are just around the corner! But talking about politics doesn't have to get heated. The vast majority of people are unhappy with our hugely expensive, profit-driven health care system and are ready for a change." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/medicare_for_all_thanksgiving.jpg

RT (2019-11-28). Tehran slams France's 'irresponsible' suggestion to trigger nuclear deal mechanism that could lead to UN sanctions on Iran. rt.com France's idea to trigger a provision in the nuclear deal that could result in UN-imposed sanctions against Iran has no merit, Tehran argued, noting that it breached the accord only after Washington's exit from the agreement. | "Iran's scaling back of its nuclear commitments was implementation of its legal rights to react to America's illegal and unilateral exit of the deal and the European parties' failure to fulfill their obligations," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday. | Under these circumstances… such remarks by the French official are irresponsible and not constructive.

RT (2019-11-28). NATO spat: Macron slams Ankara's operation in Syria, Turkish FM calls him 'sponsor of terrorism'. rt.com French president and Turkish foreign minister have been throwing verbal punches over Ankara's military incursion into Syria that drove a wedge between NATO members. | French President Emmanuel Macron warned Turkey on Thursday that it is alienating allies, and should not depend on support from the multinational alliance while also carrying out widely-condemned military operations against Kurds in northern Syria as a "fait accompli." | Mevlut Cavusoglu was quick to respond, slamming Marcon for previous meetings with Kurdish representatives. | "He is already the sponsor of the terrorist organization and constantl…

RT (2019-11-28). Training on the go: Russian gymnast Alexandra Soldatova shows off incredible flexibility at airport (VIDEO). rt.com Russian rhythmic gymnastics star Alexandra Soldatova has proved that it's possible to train even at an airport, showing off incredible flexibility while doing the splits on a travelator. | The 21-year-old posted a series of airport training pictures on her Instagram page, explaining that she doesn't want to waste time while waiting for her connecting flight. | READ MORE: Alexandra Soldatova – Russia's super-supple rhythmic gymnast set for big things at Tokyo 2020 (VIDEO) | "When there are five hours be…

RT (2019-11-28). $100K a month for Moscow's most expensive rental apartment: Is it really worth it? (PHOTOS). rt.com If money burns a hole in your pocket, spend it on Moscow's most expensive rental apartment. For $100,000 a month, you'll be in walking distance of the Kremlin, gazing at Russia's main cathedral and drowning in tons of marble. | The price is actually quite modest because you'll have to fork out half-a-million a month if you are going after the top rental listing in New York. | However, $100,000 is still a lot even for such a posh city like the Russian capital. The sum can easily buy "an ultra-luxury car" or even a one-bedroom flat in one of the dormitory areas of Moscow. | But if you want to be closer to the ep…

RT (2019-11-28). Narrow skies: Japanese & South Korean jets shadow Russian Bear bombers during patrol mission in Asia-Pacific (VIDEO). rt.com The latest patrol mission of Tu-95MS strategic bombers in the Asia-Pacific lasted for more than ten hours — it's a long time, but the Japanese and South Korean air forces made sure the Russian pilots didn't get bored. | Russia's Defense Ministry released footage, which showed the two bombers taking off from an airfield in Russia as well as encounters they had in the air with foreign jets. | The Tu-95 is a massive plane with a wingspan of about 50 meters, which NATO calls the 'Bear'. Introduced in the 1950s, it became the symbol of the USSR's parity with the US during the Cold War. The 'Bear' is unique…

RT (2019-11-28). 'No man would abandon his kids': Anti-gay MP wants malicious alimony non-payers to be deprived of 'gender identity'. rt.com Men skipping their alimony payments is a huge problem in Russia, but MP Vitaly Milonov has a radical solution — removing mention of gender identity from the passports of debtors so that they can't remarry. | Large debts in child-support payments can lead to fines, travel restrictions, a ban on driving cars or even a prison term of up to 12 months, according to Russian law. But more than 800,000 men still avoid paying alimony, owing a total of 100 billion rubles (around $1.5 billion) to the country's mothers and children. | If all those measures prove ineffective then non-payers "should be deprived of men…

RT (2019-11-28). Villagers spooked by fiery UFO hanging over ploughed field (VIDEO). rt.com A strange phenomenon was filmed in the sky above a ploughed field by two startled friends in southern Russia. They thought they witnessed a UFO, but the internet was, of course, split on what it could have been. | They stopped their old Soviet-made sedan in a rural area in Krasnodar Region to take a closer look at the brightly-shining oval-shaped object, hanging motionless in the air. | "It's a UFO! Bro, get out of the car," the cameraman tells his friend in a trembling voice. He then pointed out that the object was "burning," despite it being a cloudy day, with not even a glimpse of the sun. | And many on…

RT (2019-11-28). 'US will pay less, Germany will pay more' — NATO's Stoltenberg. rt.com NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said the United States will pay less into the military alliance's budget from next year, with Germany stepping up contributions to fill the gap. | At a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday, Stoltenberg said a new cost-sharing formula has been agreed and that "the US will pay less, Germany will pay more," AP reports. | Stoltenberg said the US and Germany would pay "roughly 16 percent" of the total budget now. Washington was previously the biggest contributor, paying about 22 percent. The move does not concern the national d…

RT (2019-11-28). WATCH Russian strategic nuclear forces test-launch Topol ICBM. rt.com The Russian military has test fired a nuclear-capable RS-12M Topol, capturing a chilling view of an intercontinental ballistic missile ascending into the night sky in a captivating video. | The test launch was performed from the Kapustin Yar military range in Russia's southern Astrakhan Region, the Defense Ministry said, revealing little detail besides that the test warhead "successfully hit its designated target" some 2,100 kilometers away at the Sary-Shagan range in Kazakhstan. | | © Russian Defense Ministry | In service since 1985, the time-proven classic — NATO reporting name SS-25 Sickle &#150…

RT (2019-11-28). America's presidential candidates hide the knives to deliver Thanksgiving messages. rt.com They say politics is a subject best avoided at the dinner table, and America's presidential hopefuls have taken this advice on board: abandoning the usual attacks to deliver the blandest Thanksgiving messages possible. | First into the dining room was President Trump – America's rowdy, unpredictable uncle. Though Trump seemingly out of nowhere tweeted a meme of his head photoshopped onto Sylvester Stallone's ripped 1980s body on Wednesday, and lit on Democrats during the traditional turkey pardoning, his Than…

Albert Bender (2019-11-27). A National Day of Mourning for U.S. Indigenous. peoplesworld.org American history books discuss the "Thanksgiving" that took place between the Pilgrims and the Indigenous people in the now-Northeast United States. It can seem consoling, particularly in these times of apparent rising racial conflict, to read stories of Native people and settlers breaking bread, feasting on turkey, cranberry sauce, and other foods from the bounty …

Staff (2019-11-27). Expect More Voting Machine Headaches in 2020. truthdig.com Still-incomplete explanations of problematic aspects of new voting systems that debuted in November 2019 and will be used in 2020 suggest that voters will likely see random delays in voting and vote counting during next year's presidential primaries and fall election. | The new voting systems were being tested or deployed in advance of 2020. While the machinery did not widely fail across all jurisdictions, there were diverse and serious problems that could undermine public trust if they recur in 2020. However, the official responses, thus far, have not been reassuring. | Take Georgia, for example. There, new syst…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Four Dead,16 Missing From Capsized Draft Off Spain's Coast. telesurenglish.net Three bodies were recovered from the water and another died after being taken to shore, while 16 more migrants are missing, as they attempted to cross from North Africa to Europe in a small raft, a spokeswoman for the coastguard Spanish informed Wednesday. | RELATED: | Spanish Ship Arrives in Italy With 62 Rescued Migrants | European and Spanish authorities have deployed boats and a plane in the search for the bodies that were not found, 58 were rescued. They are also tracking another…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). UK Health Service 'Up for Sale' in US Trade Deal: Leaked Docs. telesurenglish.net The United Kingdom Labour party's leader Jeremy Corbyn revealed Wednesday that Britain's National Health Service (NHS), which grants British citizens free healthcare at the point of access, was part of negotiations in a trade deal with the United States ahead of the country's exit from the European Union. | RELATED: | A Left Labour Gov't Would Weaken Imperialism, Work for Peace | Prime Minister Boris Johnson has categorically denied the allegations, however, hundreds of pages o…

Journeyman Pictures (2019-11-27). Video: The Revolution Business: Does the USA Sponsor "Color Revolutions" and "Regime Change"? globalresearch.ca First published in 2011, this carefully researched documentary, reveals how the US manipulates protest movements (through covert ops) and carries out "color revolutions". | ** | The Revolution Business, 2011 — Consultants are helping people countries like Ukraine and Egypt build a …

Robert Fisk (2019-11-27). How Belfast Prepared Me for the Middle East. counterpunch.org Compared to the Middle East, Northern Ireland was a safe assignment. Tragic, sectarian, brutal, hypocritical; the little civil war — for that is what it was — was what the British army's intelligence people called a "low-intensity" conflict. We journos did our stories. Then we went home to our rented accommodation in Belfast. And we More

United Nations (2019-11-27). WHO working to save lives following powerful earthquake in Albania. news.un.org Staff from the World Health Organization (WHO) are assisting authorities in Albania following an earthquake which killed at least 25 people and left more than 650 injured.

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Turkey Stands Its Ground Against NATO Over Syria Dispute. telesurenglish.net Ankara will resist efforts by its NATO allies to persuade it to back an alliance defence plan for the Baltics and Poland until its demands are met over a plan for Turkey's defence, a Turkish diplomatic source said on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Turkey Wont Give Up Russian Missile System: Erdogan | Reuters reported on Tuesday that Turkey was refusing to back the plan for the Baltics and Poland unless it got more political support for its fight against Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria. | T…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Russia Urges US to Extend Nuclear Pact Due to Expire in 2021. telesurenglish.net Russia has formally proposed to the United States that the two nuclear superpowers extend their New START arms control treaty for five more years as it is set to expire in 2021, a senior Russian official said Wednesday. | RELATED: | If the US Develops New Nuclear Missiles, We Will Too: Putin | "We proposed to the United States extending the treaty by five years as stipulated in it, or, if for some reason that is uncomfortable for the U.S. side, then for a shorter period of time…,…

WSWS (2019-11-27). Canadian government-sponsored Security Forum rails against "strategic adversaries" China and Russia. wsws.org Trump's National Security Adviser demanded Canada massively hike military spending, restrict Huawei, and militarize the Arctic to counter China and Russia.

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Polar Bears in Arctic Forced to Feed on Plastic. telesurenglish.net A quarter of what polar bears eat is made up of plastic waste, Russian scientist Ivan Mizin warned Tuesday as the animals are more frequently approaching human settlements due to the climate crisis. | RELATED: | How Taricaya Turtles Try To Save the Amazon | "When polar bears visit landfills, up to 25 percent of their stomach and excrement contents is [made up of] various plastic waste: bags, wrappers, etc," Mizin told Russian news agency Interfax. | The expert explained polar bears have been for…

teleSUR (2019-11-27). PSOE and Unidas Podemos Members Ratify Agreement to Govern. telesurenglish.net The Spanish political alliance Unidas Podemos ratified the support of their affiliates to conform a coalition government with Socialist Party with 96.8 percent voting yes, informed daily El Pais. | RELATED: | Spain: Catalan Leaders Demand Dialogue to Support PM Sanchez | With a participation of 134,760 people (out of 523,807 registered), 130,150 (96.8%) answered yes to the question: Do you agree with us participating in a coalition government in the terms of the pre-agreement sig…

WSWS (2019-11-27). Automaker Audi slashes 9,500 jobs in Germany. wsws.org The job cuts are part of a global offensive against autoworkers, which could cost at least 15 percent of the jobs of Germany's 820,000 workers in the auto and parts industries.

teleSUR (2019-11-27). Pierina Correa: Brother Would Return With Judicial Guarantees. telesurenglish.net Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, currently living with his wife in Belgium, is not afraid to return to his country and even be arrested if he is guaranteed it would be done under due process of law, his sister Pierina Correa told EFE in an interview. | RELATED: | Former Ecuadorean President Condemns Coup In Bolivia, OAS | "But there are no guarantees in our current judicial system that we can enter a defense in court the way it should be," she said, giving as an example…

commondreams (2019-11-27). Ukraine Testimony Spurs New Sign-Ups for 'Nobody is Above the Law' Actions Now Planned in 323 Cities. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-11-27). Headlines for November 27, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Knew of Whistleblower Complaint When He Released Ukraine Aid, Colombian Protesters Call for Second General Strike, Chilean President Seeks to Deploy Military to Streets Amid Protests, IACHR Says Commission Should Investigate Human Rights Abuse in Bolivia, Pompeo Calls on Egypt to Respect Press Freedom, After Raid of Mada Masr, Videos Emerge of Iran's Bloody Crackdown Against Protesters, Jeremy Corbyn Condemns Anti-Semitism, After Criticism from Top Rabbi, Chemical Plant Explodes in Texas; Wildfires Rage near Santa Barbara, CA, New York City Council Votes to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes…

Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer (2019-11-27). The War On Thanksgiving. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/further/thanks_tease_20turkey20fighs20back20ekyrkiixuaibqvz.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-27). 'Massive Criminal Enterprise': Giuliani Reportedly Sought Ukraine Business Deals as He Worked to Dig Up Dirt on Biden for Trump. commondreams.org "Giuliani sought a payments of $200,000 from the recently dismissed prosecutor general of Ukraine earlier this year. So, Mr. President, about that corruption in Ukraine you said you were so worried about…" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/rudy_giuliani_0.jpg

Eds. (2019-11-27). How racism works today. mronline.org With racist speech and sentiments coming more to the fore in current Irish politics, campaigner John Molyneux takes a look at how racist ideas and language work today. | Source

Conn Hallinan (2019-11-26). Nuclear lies and broken promises: Will Turkey get the bomb next? peoplesworld.org When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan told an economic meeting in the city of Sivas on Sept. 4 that Turkey was considering building nuclear weapons, he was responding to a broken promise. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the government of Iran of lying about its nuclear program, he was concealing one of the …

Kim Petersen (2019-11-26). Humans and Their Deadly Military Toys. dissidentvoice.org On 1 March, Russian president Vladimir Putin delivered the annual address to Russia's Federal Assembly. The part of Putin's address that drew the most notice was his revealing the development of new hypersonic weaponry unmatched elsewhere: the Mach 10+ capable Kinzhal and the Mach 9 capable Zircon. Russian military and naval expert Andrei Martyanov examines …

Staff (2019-11-26). "An Attack on the Human Rights Movement": Israel Deports Human Rights Watch Monitor. democracynow.org The Israeli government deported the director of Human Rights Watch's Israel and Palestine office, Omar Shakir, on Monday. The organization said the move places Israel in an "ugly club" of authoritarian regimes. Israel has accused Shakir of supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a nonviolent global campaign aiming to pressure Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. A 2017 Israeli law bans foreigners from Israel if they publicly support the BDS movement. Omar Shakir joins us from Stockholm to discuss his recent deportation and his plans to address the European Parliament regarding Israel's sy…

RT (2019-11-26). 'Erdogan thumbs his nose at Trump': US senator says Turkey crossed 'another red line' with S-400 test, calls for new sanctions. rt.com President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is mocking the US and has crossed a new "red line" as Ankara decided to start testing its S-400 air defense systems, a US senator said, calling for new sanctions against Turkey. | Turkey's persistence in its desire to actually use the armaments it procured from Russia was bemoaned by US Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen in a bitter tweet.The official said that Ankara's push for testing radars of the S-400 systems just two weeks a…

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