2019-12-01: Social Media Postees

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Thousands Stage Protest at German Coal Mines for Bolder Climate Policy
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-01
On the heels of Friday's global youth-led climate strike, thousands of activists staged demonstrations at three coal mines in Germany Saturday to protest the government's plan to phase out coal by 2038, which activist…

European Protesters Demand Amazon Stop Treating Workers Like Robots
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-01
Labor rights activists and climate campaigners across Europe used the occasion of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to call attention to and protest Amazon's "appalling" working conditions, paltry benefits, and destructive environmental practices. | "Workers are breaking bones, being knocked unconscious, and being taken away in ambulances," said Mick Rix, national officer with the GMB Union, which organized demonstrations at Amazon warehouses across the United Kingdom on Friday. | "Amazon has spent a fortune on fluffy adverts saying what a great place it is to work," Rix added. "Why not spend th…

High Representative to the EU: Settlements are an Obstacle to Peace
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-01
Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, stated, on Thursday, that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank threaten to make a two-state solution impossible, the Palestine News Network reported. "Settlement activity in East Jerusalem seriously jeopardizes the possibility of Jerusalem serving …

Turkish Ethnic Cleansing in Northern Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
Launched cross-border on October 9, east of the Euphrates River, Turkish aggression is all about President Erdogan's aim to annex northern Syrian territory. | So-called "Operation Peace Spring" has nothing to do with peace, nothing to do with protecting Turkey from …

50,000 Rally & March In Berlin To Defend Planet From Global Warming
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
50,000 rallied and marched through Berlin, Germany to protest the growing dangers of global warming and continued use of oil and gas around the world.

Six European Nations Join Worthless INSTEX's Trade Mechanism with Iran
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
The EU Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) with Iran became operational in June — a smoke and mirrors scheme to bypass dollar transactions, unrelated to restoring normal European trade with Iran. | It's an illusory financial transactions mechanism, pretending to …

Malta's PM to Quit Amid Crisis Over Murdered Journalist Probe
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced Sunday he plans to step down, saying he would ask his ruling Labour Party to start choosing a new leader for the country next month, amid the crisis over the probe into the murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. | RELATED: | One of Malta's Wealthiest Men Charged With Complicity in Journalist's Murder | "I will write to the president of the Labour Party so that the process for a new leader is set for Jan. 12 2020. O…

House Panel to Vote on Ukraine Report as Trump Mulls Defense
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-01
WASHINGTON–The House impeachment inquiry enters a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump's removal from office as he decides whether to mount a defense before a likely Senate trial. | A draft report will be available for members of the House Intelligence Committee to view in a secure location before their planned vote on Tuesday, which would send their findings to the House Judiciary Committee to consider actual charges. | Majority Democrats say the report…

Daiara Tukano: Europe must stop investing in the genocide industry
Christine Prat | indybay.org | 2019-12-01
Daiara Tukano, Tukano of Brazil's Amazon, spoke in Paris at events of the Committee in Solidarity with Indigenous in the Americas, CSIA-Nitassinan. Denouncing colonialism and capitalism, she speaks out for Mother Earth.

'Venezuela Faces Media Warfare for 20 Years', Gil
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Venezuela's Vice-Chancellor for Europe Yvan Gil on Saturday denounced that his nation has been facing a media warfare for the last 20 years, which aims to distort what is happening in this South American country and minimize the achievements of the Bolivarian revolution. | RELATED: | Maduro Warns About Actions Against Venezuela From Colombia | According to this diplomat, owners of transnational media are the main responsible for the systematic misrepresentation of the Venezuelan re…

Indigenous Colombians Escalate Fight to Rescue Ancestral Lands
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-01
The Nasa are one of 102 Indigenous peoples of Colombia who were pushed up into the mountains by European conquest in the 16th century, and later by massive sugarcane plantations. Since 2015, they have been carrying out direct actions in which they cut down cane fields, plant organic crops in their place, and allow the native vegetation to cover additional areas within the same reclaimed lands. They call this action "the liberation of Mother Earth," an…

Poland Proposes Raising Carcinogenic 5G Emission Levels as a "National Norm"
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-01
Hundreds of letters are pouring into the office of Polish Minister of Health, Lukaz Szumowski, from Polish citizens and people all over the world, responding to Mr Szumowski's proposition to exponentially raise the officially recognised limit for cell phone …

Over 5,000 Police Deployed to Monitor Climate Summit in Spain
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-01
Spain's authorities have deployed over 5,000 officers to monitor the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) to be held in Madrid from Monday. | RELATED: | Global Strikes to Pressure U.N. Climate Summit COP25 | While the Civil Guard will control vehicular traffic and airport security, the Defense Ministry will supervise air safety. | For its part, Madrid's Municipal Police will control urban mobility and support government delegations in their movements. | This spec…

19 killed, 21 injured in Russia after commuter bus plummets from bridge into frozen river (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-12-01
A packed bus ruptured a tire and skidded off a bridge, landing upside down in a frozen river in Russia, killing at least 19 passengers. Rescuers fought to free survivors as the vehicle was still at risk of becoming submerged. | The bus fell six meters (about 20 feet) from a bridge over the Kuenga River while traveling from the city of Chita to Sretensk in Zabaykalsky Region in Russia's Far East on Sunday. Harrowing video footage from the scene shows first responders swarming the damaged bus, which lay upside down on a bloodied snowy surface, with its roof completely smashed in and windows shattered. | –&…

Airbus fires 16 employees linked to alleged industrial espionage on German MILITARY contracts
rt.com | 2019-12-01
Europe's aerospace giant Airbus has found itself at the center of a scandal after it was revealed that some of its employees, in a division handling German military projects, are suspected of involvement in industrial espionage. | The aviation and defense company has dismissed 16 employees, including a department manager, without notice, as all of them were suspected of spying on corporate secrets and of illegally obtaining confidential documents on future projects of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). | Airbus is one of the major suppliers of the German Armed Forces; it regularly wins contracts to provide…

'Black Friday' Protests: Amazon Needs to Work for Labor Rights
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-30
The demonstrations against 'Black Friday' multiplied in several countries Friday to denounce consumption and its climatic consequences, with strikes in Germany, United Kingdom, France and others focusing their complaint against the Amazon company. | RELATED: | Amazon Employees to Strike over Company's Climate Policies | Labor rights activists and climate campaigners across Europe used the occasion of 'Black Friday,' the busiest shopping day of the year, to call attention to and pr…

One of Malta's Wealthiest Men Charged in Journalist's Murder
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-30
One of Malta's wealthiest men Yorgen Fenech was charged Saturday in a Valletta court with complicity to murder in the car bomb killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana in 2017. | RELATED: | Malta: 3 on Trial for Murdering Anti-Corruption Journalist | Fenech pleaded not guilty to the charge of complicity to murder and to other charges related to the case, which include membership of a criminal gang, and conspiracy to cause an explosion. | Caruana, 53, was killed…

Labour pledges to make England more cycling-friendly
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-30
England would become one of the best countries in the world for walking and cycling if Labour wins the general election, the party has promised.A new healthy streets programme, modelled on towns in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, would aim to make towns and cities cleaner and greener.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: I love walking and cycling so I'm proud of the policies we've announced today to give millions of people the freedom to walk and cycle along convenient, attractive routes, safe from traffic danger. | These policies will slash carbon emissions, tackle air pollution, save our NHS billions and boos…

US Enraged After 6 More EU Nations Join Effort to Bypass Iran Sanctions
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-30
Finland, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden issued a bombshell joint statement of "the utmost importance."

US Enraged After 6 More EU Nations Join Effort to Bypass Iran Sanctions

Le imbarazzanti parole di Papa Francesco da Hiroshima: ´L'atomica immorale e criminale ª
Mondialisation | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-30
Silenzio di tomba nell'arco istituzionale italiano, sempre loquace sul papa, sulle parole pronunciate da Francesco il 24 novembre a Hiroshima e a Nagasaki: ´L'uso dell'energia atomica per fini di guerra è, oggi più che mai, un crimine. àà immorale il …

Barbados Celebrates the 53rd Anniversary of Its Independence
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-30
The people of Barbados celebrates the 53rd anniversary of their country's political independence from the United Kingdom on Nov. 30, with colorful parades, musical spectacles, and other events | RELATED: | Barbados Eyes Museum to Honor Island-Born Icon Rihanna | This year's parade includes "community groups, sporting, and cultural icons; some 5000 students, life-sized portraits of our national heroes, vendors serving traditional Barbadian items, secondary school students taking part in…

Ukraine: Land Privatization Demanded by IMF, Links to Biden Graft Scandal. Engineered Bankruptcy of National Economy
Dmitriy Kovalevich | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-30
November in Ukraine has been marked by the adoption of the so called 'land reform', in accordance of the demands made by the IMF amongst other international financial organizations. The reform opens the way for the mass privatization of Ukraine's …

The Explosion in Lebanon Has Been Delayed: Until When?
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-30
Europe is concerned about the Lebanese political crisis and its potential spillover consequences in case of a civil confrontation. Even if the European states do not have differing strategic objectives in Lebanon from the US, a civil war will affect …

Is The Nuclear "Green"? "CO2- And Climate Neutral"?
Prof. Claudia von Werlhof | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-30
On the 28th of November 2019 the European Parliament in Brussels voted in favor of nuclear energy, because it is defined as CO2- and climate-neutral. | This happened when a resolution proposal for the coming UN Climate Conference in Madrid …

Thousands of Activists Stage Protests at Three German Coal Mines to Demand Bolder Climate Policies
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-30
On the heels of Friday's global youth-led climate strike, thousands of activists staged demonstrations at three coal mines in Germany Saturday to protest the government's plan to phase out coal by 2038, which activists say isn't soon enough. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/german20protesters.jpg

NHS Staff to Lead Protest Against Trump During His Trip to the UK Amid Rising Privatization Concerns
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-30
Nurses and doctors from the United Kingdom's National Health Service are planning to lead a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump next week amid mounting concerns about potential privatization of the U.K.'s decades-old public healthcare system. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump20nhs.jpg

Why the UkraineGate Hearings Didn't Move the Dial
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-29
CNN and MSDNC's talking heads seemed surprised and disappointed that the recent televised impeachment hearings do not appear to have moved any but a small number of Republicans into supporting the impeachment and removal of the demented fascist oligarch Donald Trump. Liberals roll their eyes while discussing surveys showing that Republican voters are unmoved by…

Delay in publication of UK security report used to feed anti-Russian campaign
wsws.org | 2019-11-29
Allegations of Russian attempts to influence the UK's 2016 EU referendum and 2017 general election reveal sharp factional disputes within the British bourgeoisie.

Across the Balkans: Banja Luka
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-29
An account of a journey from Croatia to Kosovo, by way of Bosnia-Hercegovina and Serbia, and with a detour into Montenegro. This is part II of a series. The bus to Banja Luka, presumably filled with Bosnian Serbs (perhaps the most unloved people in the Balkans), departed on-time around 3: 00 p.m. On the way to…

Apartheid Free Zone Campaign in Italy Has Grown by 50 Percent Since Launch in June
Wiepke | bdsmovement.net | 2019-11-29
Apartheid Free Zone Campaign in Italy Has Grown by 50 Percent Since Launch in June: Update150 commercial, cultural and sporting activities in Italy have declared themselves free of Israeli apartheid Apartheid Free ZonesNovember 29, 2019 | By: | | BDS Italy …

What is Happening in Spain?
Vicente Navarro | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-29
The transition from dictatorship to democracy in Spain (1978) was carried out under conditions very favorable to the profoundly conservative forces that controlled the Spanish state and the majority of the media. The democratic forces (lead by the clandestine left wing parties) were institutionally weak. It is true that popular resistance against the dictatorship had been strong primarily among the working class, the base of these parties. Spain had the largest number of political strikes in Europe during the transition period (1975-1979), which played an important role in forcing the end of the extremely repress…

Cuba and EU Share Positions About US Blockade
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-29
With similar positions of rejection of the resurgence of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S, the second round of dialogues between the European Union (EU) and Cuba on unilateral coercive measures was developed Friday at the National Hotel. | The delegation of the European bloc was headed by Katja Afheldt, head of the Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Division of the European External Action Service, while Rodolfo Reyes, director of Multilateral Affairs and International Law of the Cuban Chancellery. | After welcoming their counterpart, Reyes denounced the significant resurg…

Remember the Oath of the Elbe
Jeremy Kuzmarov | progressive.org | 2019-11-28
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.

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

America's presidential candidates hide the knives to deliver Thanksgiving messages
rt.com | 2019-11-28
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…

WHO working to save lives following powerful earthquake in Albania
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-11-27
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.

A National Day of Mourning for U.S. Indigenous
Albert Bender | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-27
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 …

Headlines for November 27, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-27
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…

Talking Turkey About Impeachment Hearings – NYT coverage teaches us how not to discuss the end of democracy
Dorothee Benz | fair.org | 2019-11-26
Congratulations, you made it through the public hearings of the impeachment inquiry, one eye on the livestream and one eye on your work email, and somehow you met your deadlines even as you followed along blow by blow. So what are you going to say about it around the Thanksgiving dinner table? | There were certainly some moments designed to stoke feelings of patriotism as we head into the heavily mythologized, uniquely American holiday this week. Alexander Vindman (New York Times, 11/19/19): "The uniform I…

Nuclear lies and broken promises: Will Turkey get the bomb next?
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-26
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 …

"An Attack on the Human Rights Movement": Israel Deports Human Rights Watch Monitor
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-26
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…

Fox's Tucker Carlson questions Douma 'chemical attack proof' and roots for Russia on air. Off with his head, cry MSM
rt.com | 2019-11-26
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has crossed an MSM Rubicon and questioned the Douma "gas attack" fraud on air, bringing up the OPCW whistleblower. Then he "rooted for Russia" over Ukraine. Was it a "betrayal," or epic truth-trolling? | Carlson boldly went where no mainstream TV host had gone before, unpacking the explosive story of April 2018's Douma "chemical weapons attack." While the "attack" was attributed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by an altered report from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, two whistleblowers within the group accused it of omitting evidence to craft a misleadi…

Sending your kid to college is like playing 'Russian roulette' — 'No Safe Spaces' star Dennis Prager
rt.com | 2019-11-26
Conservative radio host Dennis Prager says respect for free speech in America is dwindling and the roots of this trend is in colleges, so sending your kids there is like playing Russian roulette with their values. | Prager is one of the stars of 'No Safe Spaces', a new documentary lighting up the box office that takes a firsthand look at the erosion of free speech on the modern day US college campus. | The film also stars podcaster Adam Carolla, comedian Tim Allen, and conser…

'Erdogan thumbs his nose at Trump': US senator says Turkey crossed 'another red line' with S-400 test, calls for new sanctions
rt.com | 2019-11-26
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…

PETA mocked over demand for University of Georgia to retire 'miserable' bulldog mascot
rt.com | 2019-11-26
The militant animal rights group PETA has called for the retirement of University of Georgia's bulldog mascot, posting a video supposedly showing him looking miserable. The message backfired among the offended Dawgs fans. | "He looks miserable," tweeted People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Monday, posting a video of Uga X at a rainy-day football game. Uga was sitting dry in a dog house while people around him endured the wet and cold weather. | HE LOOKS MISERABLE! | No dog deserves to be packed up, carted from state to state, and paraded in front of a stadium full of screaming fans. | Animals…

'Vultures' already subpoenaed by Schiff: Trump trolls media & Democrats at traditional turkey pardoning ceremony
rt.com | 2019-11-26
While "pardoning" a turkey ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, US President Donald Trump got in a few jabs at the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry and the media. | Two turkeys, named Bread and Butter, were presented to the president on Tuesday at the White House Rose Garden, and Butter received the traditional presidential pardon. With the ceremony itself being tongue-in-cheek, Trump used it to needle the impeachment inquiry, led by House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-California). | Bread and Butter "have already received subpoenas to appear in Adam Schiff's basement on Thursday," he said. "It see…

Monday's Daily Brief: Colombia marches, major mine action summit, violence against women a barrier to peace, South Sudan update
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-11-25
A recap of Monday's stories in brief: ‚ÄØGuterres holds "focused and frank" informal talks over Cyprus, responds to Colombia protests; Violence targeting women impedes peace; UN Mission, community condemn South Sudan violence; UN weather watchdog sounds climate alarm; Norway hosts anti-landmine summit.

Surprise! MSM Spins OPCW Leak as Russian Disinfo
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-25
So you know that Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) scandal we've been talking a lot about lately?>…

Surprise! MSM Spins OPCW Leak as Russian Disinfo

Establishment Dems Demand Trump be Impeached, but Not for War Crimes
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-11-25
UkraineGate has so far failed to capture the public imagination precisely because it does not go after Trump for his most egregious and impeachable domestic and foreign policies.

Guterres holds 'focused and frank' informal discussions over future of Cyprus
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-11-25
The UN Secretary-General held "focused and frank" informal talks with the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on Monday in order to "take stock of efforts" to finally reach a settlement over the divided Mediterranean island.