Daily Archives: October 3, 2019

2019-10-03: News Headlines

Staff (2019-10-03). Trump Calls on China to Investigate Bidens. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—Ensnarled in an impeachment investigation over his request for Ukraine to investigate a chief political rival, President Donald Trump on Thursday called on another nation to probe former Vice President Joe Biden: China. | "China should start an investigation into the Bidens," Trump said in remarks to reporters outside the White House. Trump said he hadn't directly asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to investigate Biden and his son Hunter but said it's "certainly something we could start thinking about." | Trump and personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have also tried to raise suspicions about Hunter Bid…

RT (2019-10-03). Trump says China and Ukraine should investigate the Bidens' activities in the countries. rt.com President Donald Trump has called on the governments of both China and Ukraine to investigate the business and political activities of Hunter and Joe Biden, as his opponents start an impeachment inquiry over his call to Kiev. | Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Thursday, Trump reiterated his demand that Ukraine's government investigate the Bidens, a similar suggestion he made to newly-minted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a now-infamous phone call in July. | "If they were honest about it, they would start a major investigation into the Bidens," Trump said. "They should investigate the…

RT (2019-10-03). Homeless LA 'subway soprano' offered a record deal after video of her angelic singing goes viral. rt.com Emily Zamourka, a homeless Russian singer who has become an overnight internet sensation, has been offered a record deal by a Grammy-nominated music producer, signaling a reversal of fortunes for the destitute virtuoso. | Zamourka has been living on the streets of Los Angeles after falling on hard times, but a viral video of her singing Puccini in the subway has led to an outpouring of support, donations and job offers. | According to TMZ, Zamourka caught the attention of Joel Diamond, who has worked with the likes of David Hasselhoff and famed singer Engelbert Humperdinck. The producer hopes to create a "huge…

RT (2019-10-03). 'For futur of you're famly': FBI seeks to recruit 'Russian spies' with hilariously inept Facebook ad. rt.com The FBI has sought to recruit "Russian spies" in Washington, DC through a series of Facebook ads — suggesting a degree of desperation when it comes to counter-intelligence assets, but also a serious lack of copy editing talent. | "The FBI obtains the best intelligence to combat threats through information provided by the public. If you have information that can help the FBI, visit us," the three ads launched on September 11 urge in English. They are accompanied by stock photos with trite captions in Russian. | "Time to build Bridges," says one, over a drawing of a man crossing a bridge. | "Isn't it time…

Charles Davis (2019-10-03). 'It's Gotta Be Bernie': Democracy, Mass Politics and Our Next Organizer-in-Chief. counterpunch.org Leftists are fighting, as they do, over which member of the Senate Democratic leadership is best prepared to lead them to the holy land (Denmark, basically). It's important, then, to take a step back and acknowledge what we can: that in fall 2020, the Democratic Party nominee will be facing off against a proto-fascist who More

WSWS (2019-10-03). Workers protest closure of Wrightbus in Northern Ireland. wsws.org Hundreds have been thrown out of work following the collapse of manufacturer Wrightbus last month.

WSWS (2019-10-03). Ukraine government announces large-scale privatizations, threatening mass layoffs. wsws.org The right-wing Atlantic Council hailed Volodymyr Zelensky's initial economic policies as "the biggest post-Soviet privatization fire sale in a generation."

Michael Payne (2019-10-03). Trump's requiem: "And now the end is near, and so I face the final curtain" nationofchange.org I wrote this article about the end of the Trump presidency earlier this year. Now, based on the stunning revelations that have surfaced about his highly troubling conversation with the president of Ukraine, we will soon be watching as Trump "faces his final curtain." Trump came out of nowhere in 2016 and captured the presidency of this …

Mickaà´l Correia (2019-10-03). The Dark Side of Portugal's Economic Success Story. thenation.com The Dark Side of Portugal's Economic Success Story…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-10-03). Trump Administration Reignites War Against Syria. globalresearch.ca The neocons are not about to give up and admit defeat. Due primarily to Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah, the presence of the Islamic State is now considerably reduced in Syria. | This is, of course, unacceptable for the neocons and Trump's …

WSWS (2019-10-03). Left Party Minister President Bodo Ramelow lauds the right-wing CDU. wsws.org With its right-wing and pro-capitalist policies, the Left Party, whose predecessors reintroduced capitalism into East Germany 30 years ago, bears major responsibility for the rise of the far-right.

Staff (2019-10-03). Preserving a Community Is a Labor of Love. truthout.org | | The original Finnish in this excerpt is translated by Helena Halmari and Michael Demson.In Tampere, Finland, there is a neighborhood of wooden houses known as Annikki where author and artist Tiitu Takalo now resides. But her transition there was not as simple as hiring a moving truck to relocate her life. In this excerpt of Me, Mikko, and Annikki: A Community Love Story in a Finnish City, Takalo illustrates the labor of love that went into rest…

Staff (2019-10-03). Headlines for October 3, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Prepare White House Subpoena in Impeachment Probe, Trump Rages Against Impeachment Probe with Profanity and Insults, Bernie Sanders Has Surgery to Clear Blocked Artery, Deaths and Injuries Mount as Iraqi Police and Soldiers Fire on Protesters, EU Officials Wary as British PM Boris Johnson Unveils Brexit Plan , Hong Kong Teen Shot During Protests Charged with Assaulting Officer, Record-Breaking Hurricane Lorenzo Lashes Azores, Heads for Ireland, London Climate Protesters Spray British Treasury with Fake Blood, Cameroonian Asylum Seeker Dies in For-Profit Immigration Jail, Plácido Domingo Quits L.A.

The Canary (2019-10-03). 'Obvious challenges' with UK exit plan, warns Irish minister. thecanary.co The Irish minister for european affairs has said there are "concerns" and "obvious challenges" with the UK's submitted plans to leave the EU. | Helen McEntee, speaking on 3 October, said she welcomed the plans after months of "ideas and non-papers", but repeatedly voiced concerns about the contents of the proposals submitted by Boris Johnson to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junker on 2 October. | Irish Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee said repeatedly this morning there are "concerns and obvious challenges" with UK's submitted brexit proposals. Irish government stance has not changed and contrary…

RT (2019-10-02). Trump triumphant as New York Times report reveals 'whistleblower' spoke to 'Shifty Schiff' before filing complaint. rt.com The CIA agent accusing President Donald Trump of a quid pro quo with Ukraine spoke to House intel chief Adam Schiff's staff before filing his whistleblower complaint, sources say — and Trump believes the collusion goes deeper. | The "whistleblower" spoke to a House Intelligence Committee staffer about his concerns, gleaned from secondhand knowledge of a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, that the president was abusing his power — and that staffer shared the information with Schiff — before the still-anonymous CIA officer filed his complaint, according to the Ne…

The Canary (2019-10-02). Hurricane Lorenzo lashes Azores Islands as it heads towards Ireland and UK. thecanary.co Hurricane Lorenzo lashed the mid-Atlantic Azores Islands with heavy rain, powerful winds and high waves, though initial reports said it caused only minor damage.The Azores Civil Protection Agency said the category two hurricane felled trees and power lines as it passed just west of the Portuguese island chain.Hurricanes the size of Lorenzo are rare so far north and east in the Atlantic basin.Residents board up a door in preparation for the arrival of Lorenzo (Joao Henriques/AP)Lorenzo is producing huge swells across the North Atlantic as it moves north east toward Ireland and the United Kingdom and weakens to cat…

RT (2019-10-02). 'Pssst… Don't tell anyone, but we surely will': Putin pokes fun at question of whether Russia plans to meddle in 2020 US election. rt.com It seems Vladimir Putin has become so tired of Russian meddling claims that he 'secretly' told an NBC journalist that Moscow will surely influence the 2020 US vote. The confession was made in front of a laughing audience though. | Autumn of 2020 — the time when the US will choose their president — is nearing and there is no dying down of Russiagate, it seems. So NBC's Keir Simmons, who came to Moscow to moderate the Energy Week forum, tried to get some information on the everlasting issue. | "Is Russia as [special prosecutor] Robert Mueller alleged attempting to influence the 2020 election in the US?

Thomas Klikauer — Kathleen Webb Tunney (2019-10-02). Eastern Germans Voting Nazism, Again! counterpunch.org In September 2019, two Eastern German states —Brandenburg and Saxony— held elections. Germany's right-wing extremist party, the AfD, tripled its previous result in Saxony (from 9.7% to 27.5%) and doubled its earlier outcome in Brandenburg (from 12.2% to 23.5%). The next state election is scheduled for Thuringia (27th October 2019) — home of AfD-Fàºhrer Bjà∂rn More

teleSUR (2019-10-02). Greece: 265 Migrants Arrive in Lesbos in Less Than 24 hours. telesurenglish.net Over the last 24 hours, seven humanitarian rescue vessels arrived in Lesbos, a Greek island that received 265 migrants who were rescued from emergency situations in the Mediterranean Sea. | RELATED: | Greece to Deport 10,000 Asylum-Seekers, Relocate Thousands by 2020 | "We waited all night until we boarded the ship. We had nothing to eat, it was so cold," one of the migrants said. | "It was a very difficult trip. We were in the middle of nowhere, we had no food or water," an…

Tyler Durden (2019-10-02). Protests Rage as Ukraine's President Zelensky Allows Election in Donbass. theantimedia.com Zelensky's unlikely rise to power in Ukraine was based in large part on convincing voters that he would ease tensions with Russia.

Gary Leupp (2019-10-02). Impeachment Proceedings and the Democrats' Enduring Russophobia. counterpunch.org The president pressured the leader of Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden's business activities in the country in exchange for the release of $390 million in U.S. aid including $ 250 in military aid. OK, this is now old news. Most people are disturbed by Trump's obvious intention to collude with foreigners to influence the next More

Ellen Brown (2019-10-02). The Disaster of Negative Interest Rates. counterpunch.org The dollar strengthened against the euro in August, merely in anticipation of the European Central Bank slashing its key interest rate further into negative territory. Investors were fleeing into the dollar, prompting President Trump to tweet on Aug. 30: The Euro is dropping against the Dollar "like crazy," giving them a big export and manufacturing More

Franklin Frederick (2019-10-02). Nestlé e a privatizaàßà£o da água. globalresearch.ca No último mês de fevereiro o Governo da Suíàßa anunciou a criaàßà£o de uma Fundaàßà£o em Genebra, com o nome de "Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator" (GSDA). O objetivo desta nova fundaàßà£o é o de regulamentar novas tecnologias, desde …

Ivan Daraktchiev (2019-10-02). The History of World War II: The War Started in October 1938. globalresearch.ca Historians, media pundits and politicians have managed to postulate, and impose it into the history annals, encyclopedias and school books that the Second World War was started in September 1939 by Nazi Germany's invasion [1] and prompt defeat[2] of Poland. …

Staff (2019-10-02). Headlines for October 2, 2019. democracynow.org Report: Trump Pushed for Shooting Migrants and Placing Alligators & Snakes Along Border, Trump Claims Impeachment Inquiry Is "Coup" as Pompeo Blocks Officials from Testifying, Sen. Grassley Breaks from Trump to Support Protection of Whistleblower, In "Victory for Black People in America," Dallas Officer Convicted of Murdering Black Man Inside His Own Home, Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law, U.S.-N. Korea Talks to Resume as Pyongyang Carries Out New Missile Test, Hong Kong Protesters Stage Sit-in Outside School of Student Shot by Police, Pretrial Hearings Begin in Netanyahu Corruption Case, Per…

The Canary (2019-10-02). Johnson's Brexit plan: Key questions about the backstop replacement blueprint. thecanary.co Prime minister Boris Johnson is setting out his Brexit plan, which he describes as a "fair and reasonable compromise" that all sides can agree on.But reaching an agreement will be far from straightforward — and may yet prove impossible.— What are the issues which need to be resolved? | The problem remains the backstop — the safety net intended to guarantee there is no return of a hard border on the island of Ireland.Under the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May, if there is no long-term trade agreement in place that ensures an open border, the UK would remain closely tied to EU rules and…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-10-02). 'Where Are the Stenographer Notes?': Questions Percolate After Trump Says White House Released 'Word for Word' Transcript. commondreams.org The White House previously said the document showing the conversation between Trump and Ukraine's president was a memo summarizing what was said on the call, but was not verbatim. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump-transcript-word-word.jpg

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-10-01). "Ukrainegate" Teaches Us More about Ourselves Than Trump or Biden. dissidentvoice.org Anti-Imperialism protest in the Phillippines. Photo: Carlo Manalansan by Bulatlat 'Ukrainegate' has opened the floodgates of impeachment in Washington, DC. President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky provided such an opportunity that Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who resisted pressure for impeachment, is now on board along with a majority of the party. Democrats are …

Eds. (2019-10-01). European Parliament's anti-communist resolution draws widespread criticism. mronline.org Communists and other progressives have accused the EU leadership of targeting the Soviet Union while concealing the role of countries such as Spain and Italy in the spread of Nazism and fascism. | Source

T.P. Wilkinson (2019-10-01). Rotation or Revolution. dissidentvoice.org Teatro Nacional de Sà£o Joà£o, Porto In this year 45 since the overthrow of the ancien regime of Portugal, I went to the last performance of Nuno Cardoso's staging of Georg Bàºchner's Dantons Tod (A Morte de Danton).1 Since I have heard that this play has been included in the season of other stages beyond …

RT (2019-10-01). NothingGate? Australian PM undercuts MSM narrative on Trump 'pressure' in phone call. rt.com US President Donald Trump has again come under a media barrage after reports that he "pressed" Australia's prime minister to assist in an investigation into the origins of Russiagate, which Canberra disputes. | In a report on Monday, the New York Times said the president "pushed" Austrialian Prime Minister Scott Morrison into cooperating with a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe tasked with looking into the origins of the 'Russiagate' investigation. While the Times itself acknowledges there was nothing "illegal [or] untoward" about the president's request, the story posits similarities to Trump's July call with…

Janine Jackson (2019-10-01). 'Poverty Is Not Just a Measure of How Much Cabbage and Potatoes You Need to Live On' – CounterSpin interview with Frances Fox Piven about poverty and Occupy Wall Street. fair.org The September 27, 2019, episode of CounterSpin rebroadcast a portion of an interview Janine Jackson conducted with Frances Fox Piven about poverty and Occupy Wall Street, originally aired November 11, 2011. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Calvin Trillin (2019-10-01). Trump Says Ukraine Call Was 'Perfectly Fine and Routine'. thenation.com Trump Says Ukraine Call Was 'Perfectly Fine and Routine'

United Nations (2019-10-01). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Greek island shelter crisis, only 8 per cent of UNGA speakers women, Russian alcohol laws extending lives, Older Persons Day. un.org Tuesday's top stories: Greece urged to fast-track asylum-seekers as 1,000 die on the Mediterranean; just 16 women addressed UN General Assembly; less alcohol means longer lives in Russia; cholera campaign in Sudan; standing up for older people on international day.

United Nations (2019-10-01). Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy. un.org Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Tuesday.

Staff (2019-10-01). To Impeach or Not to Impeach? Chris Hedges & John Bonifaz Debate What Congress Should Do Next. democracynow.org House Democrats subpoenaed President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani Monday, seeking documents related to his work in Ukraine. Last week, Guliani admitted on television that he had urged the Ukrainian government to investigate Trump's political rival and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. This comes as House Democrats continue to build their case for impeaching the president, following a whistleblower complaint focused on a phone call in which Trump asked the Ukranian president to do him a "favor" investigating the actions of Democrats, including Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Trump…

Staff (2019-10-01). Headlines for October 1, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Subpoena Giuliani over Ukraine Work, Report: Trump Pressured Australia, Italy & U.K. to Help with Political Probes, Trump Renews Threats Against Schiff and Intelligence Whistleblower, Hong Kong Protests Escalate as Beijing Marks 70th Anniversary of People's Republic of China, Four Die in Ongoing Anti-Government Protests in Haiti, Somali Militants Attack U.S. Drone Base & Italian Military Convoy, Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore Pleads Not Guilty, Remains Locked Up, U.S. Blocks Cuban Health Minister from Attending Regional WHO Meeting in D.C., GOP Congressmember Chris Collins Resigns over Insider…

Eds. (2019-10-01). "World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future" by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for "Russia in Global Affairs" magazine, September 20, 2019. mronline.org These days, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens up. So does a new international "political season". | Source

RT (2019-09-30). Democratic establishment belatedly embraces 'whistleblowers'…but only the 'safe' kind. rt.com MoveOn, a major advocacy group fine-tuned to the needs of Democratic Party, has finally found a whistleblower it can support — the CIA agent whose complaint triggered an impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump. | MoveOn, which describes itself as the largest independent progressive advocacy group in the US, hailed the still-anonymous whistleblower for taking on "great personal risk to defend our democracy" by revealing Trump's call with Ukraine that this person only knew of second-hand. | The organization, sponsored by many Democratic donors including billionaire George Soros, implored its…

Vanessa Beeley (2019-09-30). The White Helmets, Hala Systems and the Grotesque Militarization of "Humanitarianism" in Syria. mintpressnews.com Syria, August 2019 — reports came in that Russian warplanes had destroyed two terrorist-manned early warning radar posts in the Northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post. | According to an article published by South Front, these early warning posts are "tasked with monitoring flights of Russian and Syrian warplanes" and warn armed groups throughout Hama and Idlib of incoming airstrikes on their positions. | South Front informed us that "four militants, inc…

Janine Jackson (2019-09-30). 'Maybe It's Time We Broaden What We Mean by "Poor"' – CounterSpin interview with Shailly Gupta Barnes on defining and ending poverty. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed the Kairos Center's Shailly Gupta Barnes about defining and ending poverty for the September 27, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Ellen Brown (2019-09-30). The Disaster of Negative of Interest Rates. dissidentvoice.org President Trump wants negative interest rates, but they would be disastrous for the U.S. economy, and his objectives can be better achieved by other means. The dollar strengthened against the euro in August, merely in anticipation of the European Central Bank slashing its key interest rate further into negative territory. Investors were fleeing into the …

Staff (2019-09-30). Edward Snowden: Private Contractors Play Key Role in U.S. Intelligence's "Creeping Authoritarianism" democracynow.org As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect every single phone call, text message and email, and pry into the private lives of every person on Earth. He has just published a memoir titled "Permanent R…

Staff (2019-09-30). Whistleblower Edward Snowden on Trump, Obama & How He Ended Up in Russia to Avoid U.S. Extradition. democracynow.org We conclude our interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has just published his memoir titled "Permanent Record." In 2013, after quitting his job at the NSA, Snowden attempted to fly from Hong Kong to Latin America in order to avoid being extradited to the United States. But the U.S. revoked his passport when he stopped through Russia, effectively stranding him there. Snowden has lived as an exile in Moscow ever since. He tells us his story.

Staff (2019-09-30). Headlines for September 30, 2019. democracynow.org Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…

Consortium News (2019-09-29). The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal. theantimedia.com The impeachment offensive against Donald Trump is another symptom of a partisan disease that ignores an even greater malignancy.

Patrick Williams (2019-09-28). Rural north Georgia stands up to Nazis. liberationnews.org "No Nazis, no KKK, no fascist USA!"

Staff (2019-09-27). James Risen: Whistleblower Complaint Shows "Trump Is a Habitual Criminal" Abusing His Office. democracynow.org Democrats are ramping up efforts to impeach President Trump for pressing the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Nearly 90% of House Democrats now support impeachment. On Thursday, a declassified version of a complaint by an anonymous whistleblower was released, detailing his concerns about Trump's July phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky. In the complaint, the unnamed whistleblower — who has been identified as a CIA official — accused the president of "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 202…

Staff (2019-09-27). James Risen: I Wrote About the Bidens and Ukraine in 2015. The Right-Wing Media Twisted My Reporting. democracynow.org Democrats are coalescing behind an effort to impeach President Trump over his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he pressed the Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Republicans have latched onto the Biden-Ukraine story as a means of smearing the former vice president as corrupt, in an attempt to damage one of Trump's political rivals. For more on the story, we speak with James Risen, senior national security correspondent for The Intercept, who first wrote about the Bidens and Ukraine in 2015, when he was a reporter for The New York Times. He says the "r…

Staff (2019-09-27). Headlines for September 27, 2019. democracynow.org Whistleblower Warned White House Tried to "Lock Down" Ukraine Call Details, Acting DNI Maguire Says Whistleblower "Acted in Good Faith", Trump Suggests Whistleblower Should Get Death Sentence for Treason, Global Youth-Led Strikes Demand Action on Climate Crisis, Study Finds Climate Crisis May Threaten 60% of World's Wheat Crop by 2100, States Challenge Trump's Rollback of Endangered Species Act, Senate Advances Confirmation of Ex-Monsanto Executive to Lead Wildlife Agency, EPA Chief Blames California's Homeless Population for Poor Water Quality, Protesters Defy Security Crackdown in Egypt, Demanding Ouster of Pre…

2019-10-03: Social Media Postees

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Workers protest closure of Wrightbus in Northern Ireland
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
Hundreds have been thrown out of work following the collapse of manufacturer Wrightbus last month.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/03/wrig-o03.html

Ukraine government announces large-scale privatizations, threatening mass layoffs
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
The right-wing Atlantic Council hailed Volodymyr Zelensky's initial economic policies as "the biggest post-Soviet privatization fire sale in a generation."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/03/ukra-o03.html

Trump's requiem: "And now the end is near, and so I face the final curtain"
Michael Payne | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-03
I wrote this article about the end of the Trump presidency earlier this year. Now, based on the stunning revelations that have surfaced about his highly troubling conversation with the president of Ukraine, we will soon be watching as Trump "faces his final curtain." Trump came out of nowhere in 2016 and captured the presidency of this …
nationofchange.org/2019/10/03/trumps-requiem-and-now-the-end-is-near-and-so-i-face-the-final-curtain/

Trump says China and Ukraine should investigate the Bidens' activities in the countries
rt.com | 2019-10-03
President Donald Trump has called on the governments of both China and Ukraine to investigate the business and political activities of Hunter and Joe Biden, as his opponents start an impeachment inquiry over his call to Kiev. | Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Thursday, Trump reiterated his demand that Ukraine's government investigate the Bidens, a similar suggestion he made to newly-minted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a now-infamous phone call in July. | "If they were honest about it, they would start a major investigation into the Bidens," Trump said. "They should investigate the…
rt.com/usa/470136-trump-china-investigate-bidens/

Trump Calls on China to Investigate Bidens
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-03
WASHINGTON–Ensnarled in an impeachment investigation over his request for Ukraine to investigate a chief political rival, President Donald Trump on Thursday called on another nation to probe former Vice President Joe Biden: China. | "China should start an investigation into the Bidens," Trump said in remarks to reporters outside the White House. Trump said he hadn't directly asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to investigate Biden and his son Hunter but said it's "certainly something we could start thinking about." | Trump and personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have also tried to raise suspicions about Hunter Bid…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-calls-on-china-to-investigate-bidens/

The Dark Side of Portugal's Economic Success Story
Mickaà´l Correia | thenation.com | 2019-10-03
The Dark Side of Portugal's Economic Success Story…
thenation.com/article/portugal-economy-public-investment/

Homeless LA 'subway soprano' offered a record deal after video of her angelic singing goes viral
rt.com | 2019-10-03
Emily Zamourka, a homeless Russian singer who has become an overnight internet sensation, has been offered a record deal by a Grammy-nominated music producer, signaling a reversal of fortunes for the destitute virtuoso. | Zamourka has been living on the streets of Los Angeles after falling on hard times, but a viral video of her singing Puccini in the subway has led to an outpouring of support, donations and job offers. | According to TMZ, Zamourka caught the attention of Joel Diamond, who has worked with the likes of David Hasselhoff and famed singer Engelbert Humperdinck. The producer hopes to create a "huge…
rt.com/usa/470097-zamourka-record-deal-la-homeless/

Trump Administration Reignites War Against Syria
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
The neocons are not about to give up and admit defeat. Due primarily to Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah, the presence of the Islamic State is now considerably reduced in Syria. | This is, of course, unacceptable for the neocons and Trump's …
globalresearch.ca/trump-administration-reignites-war-against-syria/5690913

'For futur of you're famly': FBI seeks to recruit 'Russian spies' with hilariously inept Facebook ad
rt.com | 2019-10-03
The FBI has sought to recruit "Russian spies" in Washington, DC through a series of Facebook ads — suggesting a degree of desperation when it comes to counter-intelligence assets, but also a serious lack of copy editing talent. | "The FBI obtains the best intelligence to combat threats through information provided by the public. If you have information that can help the FBI, visit us," the three ads launched on September 11 urge in English. They are accompanied by stock photos with trite captions in Russian. | "Time to build Bridges," says one, over a drawing of a man crossing a bridge. | "Isn't it time…
rt.com/usa/470088-fbi-russia-facebook-ads/

Left Party Minister President Bodo Ramelow lauds the right-wing CDU
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
With its right-wing and pro-capitalist policies, the Left Party, whose predecessors reintroduced capitalism into East Germany 30 years ago, bears major responsibility for the rise of the far-right.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/03/thur-o03.html

'It's Gotta Be Bernie': Democracy, Mass Politics and Our Next Organizer-in-Chief
Charles Davis | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-03
Leftists are fighting, as they do, over which member of the Senate Democratic leadership is best prepared to lead them to the holy land (Denmark, basically). It's important, then, to take a step back and acknowledge what we can: that in fall 2020, the Democratic Party nominee will be facing off against a proto-fascist who…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/03/its-gotta-be-bernie-democracy-mass-politics-and-our-next-organizer-in-chief/

Preserving a Community Is a Labor of Love
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-03
| The original Finnish in this excerpt is translated by Helena Halmari and Michael Demson.In Tampere, Finland, there is a neighborhood of wooden houses known as Annikki where author and artist Tiitu Takalo now resides. But her transition there was not as simple as hiring a moving truck to relocate her life. In this excerpt of Me, Mikko, and Annikki: A Community Love Story in a Finnish City, Takalo illustrates the labor of love that went into rest…
truthout.org/articles/preserving-a-community-is-a-labor-of-love/

'Obvious challenges' with UK exit plan, warns Irish minister
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-03
The Irish minister for european affairs has said there are "concerns" and "obvious challenges" with the UK's submitted plans to leave the EU. | Helen McEntee, speaking on 3 October, said she welcomed the plans after months of "ideas and non-papers", but repeatedly voiced concerns about the contents of the proposals submitted by Boris Johnson to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junker on 2 October. | Irish Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee said repeatedly this morning there are "concerns and obvious challenges" with UK's submitted brexit proposals. Irish government stance has not changed and contrary…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/03/obvious-challenges-with-uk-exit-plan-warns-irish-minister/

Greece: 265 Migrants Arrive in Lesbos in Less Than 24 hours
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-02
Over the last 24 hours, seven humanitarian rescue vessels arrived in Lesbos, a Greek island that received 265 migrants who were rescued from emergency situations in the Mediterranean Sea. | RELATED: | Greece to Deport 10,000 Asylum-Seekers, Relocate Thousands by 2020 | "We waited all night until we boarded the ship. We had nothing to eat, it was so cold," one of the migrants said. | "It was a very difficult trip. We were in the middle of nowhere, we had no food or water," an…
telesurenglish.net/news/Greece-265-Migrants-Arrive-in-Lesbos-in-Less-Than-24-hours-20191002-0010.html

Protests Rage as Ukraine's President Zelensky Allows Election in Donbass
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-02
Zelensky's unlikely rise to power in Ukraine was based in large part on convincing voters that he would ease tensions with Russia.

Protests Rage as Ukraine's President Zelensky Allows Election in Donbass

Trump triumphant as New York Times report reveals 'whistleblower' spoke to 'Shifty Schiff' before filing complaint
rt.com | 2019-10-02
The CIA agent accusing President Donald Trump of a quid pro quo with Ukraine spoke to House intel chief Adam Schiff's staff before filing his whistleblower complaint, sources say — and Trump believes the collusion goes deeper. | The "whistleblower" spoke to a House Intelligence Committee staffer about his concerns, gleaned from secondhand knowledge of a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, that the president was abusing his power — and that staffer shared the information with Schiff — before the still-anonymous CIA officer filed his complaint, according to the Ne…
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Impeachment Proceedings and the Democrats' Enduring Russophobia
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-02
The president pressured the leader of Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden's business activities in the country in exchange for the release of $390 million in U.S. aid including $ 250 in military aid. OK, this is now old news. Most people are disturbed by Trump's obvious intention to collude with foreigners to influence the next…
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Hurricane Lorenzo lashes Azores Islands as it heads towards Ireland and UK
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-02
Hurricane Lorenzo lashed the mid-Atlantic Azores Islands with heavy rain, powerful winds and high waves, though initial reports said it caused only minor damage.The Azores Civil Protection Agency said the category two hurricane felled trees and power lines as it passed just west of the Portuguese island chain.Hurricanes the size of Lorenzo are rare so far north and east in the Atlantic basin.Residents board up a door in preparation for the arrival of Lorenzo (Joao Henriques/AP)Lorenzo is producing huge swells across the North Atlantic as it moves north east toward Ireland and the United Kingdom and weakens to cat…
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'Pssst… Don't tell anyone, but we surely will': Putin pokes fun at question of whether Russia plans to meddle in 2020 US election
rt.com | 2019-10-02
It seems Vladimir Putin has become so tired of Russian meddling claims that he 'secretly' told an NBC journalist that Moscow will surely influence the 2020 US vote. The confession was made in front of a laughing audience though. | Autumn of 2020 — the time when the US will choose their president — is nearing and there is no dying down of Russiagate, it seems. So NBC's Keir Simmons, who came to Moscow to moderate the Energy Week forum, tried to get some information on the everlasting issue. | "Is Russia as [special prosecutor] Robert Mueller alleged attempting to influence the 2020 election in the US?
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The Disaster of Negative Interest Rates
Ellen Brown | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-02
The dollar strengthened against the euro in August, merely in anticipation of the European Central Bank slashing its key interest rate further into negative territory. Investors were fleeing into the dollar, prompting President Trump to tweet on Aug. 30: The Euro is dropping against the Dollar "like crazy," giving them a big export and manufacturing…
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Eastern Germans Voting Nazism, Again!
Thomas Klikauer — Kathleen Webb Tunney | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-02
In September 2019, two Eastern German states –Brandenburg and Saxony– held elections. Germany's right-wing extremist party, the AfD, tripled its previous result in Saxony (from 9.7% to 27.5%) and doubled its earlier outcome in Brandenburg (from 12.2% to 23.5%). The next state election is scheduled for Thuringia (27th October 2019) — home of AfD-Fàºhrer Bjà∂rn…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/02/eastern-germans-voting-nazism-again/

The History of World War II: The War Started in October 1938
Ivan Daraktchiev | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-02
Historians, media pundits and politicians have managed to postulate, and impose it into the history annals, encyclopedias and school books that the Second World War was started in September 1939 by Nazi Germany's invasion [1] and prompt defeat[2] of Poland. …
globalresearch.ca/truth-80-years-beginning-wwii-october-1938/5690808

Johnson's Brexit plan: Key questions about the backstop replacement blueprint
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-02
Prime minister Boris Johnson is setting out his Brexit plan, which he describes as a "fair and reasonable compromise" that all sides can agree on.But reaching an agreement will be far from straightforward — and may yet prove impossible.– What are the issues which need to be resolved? | The problem remains the backstop — the safety net intended to guarantee there is no return of a hard border on the island of Ireland.Under the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May, if there is no long-term trade agreement in place that ensures an open border, the UK would remain closely tied to EU rules and…
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'Where Are the Stenographer Notes?': Questions Percolate After Trump Says White House Released 'Word for Word' Transcript
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-02
The White House previously said the document showing the conversation between Trump and Ukraine's president was a memo summarizing what was said on the call, but was not verbatim. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump-transcript-word-word.jpg
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"Ukrainegate" Teaches Us More about Ourselves Than Trump or Biden
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-01
Anti-Imperialism protest in the Phillippines. Photo: Carlo Manalansan by Bulatlat 'Ukrainegate' has opened the floodgates of impeachment in Washington, DC. President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky provided such an opportunity that Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who resisted pressure for impeachment, is now on board along with a majority of the party. Democrats are …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/ukrainegate-teaches-us-more-about-ourselves-than-trump-or-biden/

Trump Says Ukraine Call Was 'Perfectly Fine and Routine'
Calvin Trillin | thenation.com | 2019-10-01
Trump Says Ukraine Call Was 'Perfectly Fine and Routine'…
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European Parliament's anti-communist resolution draws widespread criticism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
Communists and other progressives have accused the EU leadership of targeting the Soviet Union while concealing the role of countries such as Spain and Italy in the spread of Nazism and fascism. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/30/european-parliaments-anti-communist-resolution-draws-widespread-criticism/

Rotation or Revolution
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-01
Teatro Nacional de Sà£o Joà£o, Porto In this year 45 since the overthrow of the ancien regime of Portugal, I went to the last performance of Nuno Cardoso's staging of Georg Bàºchner's Dantons Tod (A Morte de Danton).1 Since I have heard that this play has been included in the season of other stages beyond …
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Tuesday's Daily Brief: Greek island shelter crisis, only 8 per cent of UNGA speakers women, Russian alcohol laws extending lives, Older Persons Day
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
Tuesday's top stories: Greece urged to fast-track asylum-seekers as 1,000 die on the Mediterranean; just 16 women addressed UN General Assembly; less alcohol means longer lives in Russia; cholera campaign in Sudan; standing up for older people on international day.
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NothingGate? Australian PM undercuts MSM narrative on Trump 'pressure' in phone call
rt.com | 2019-10-01
US President Donald Trump has again come under a media barrage after reports that he "pressed" Australia's prime minister to assist in an investigation into the origins of Russiagate, which Canberra disputes. | In a report on Monday, the New York Times said the president "pushed" Austrialian Prime Minister Scott Morrison into cooperating with a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe tasked with looking into the origins of the 'Russiagate' investigation. While the Times itself acknowledges there was nothing "illegal [or] untoward" about the president's request, the story posits similarities to Trump's July call with…
rt.com/usa/469954-australian-pm-trump-call/

Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-01
Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Tuesday.
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"World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future" by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for "Russia in Global Affairs" magazine, September 20, 2019
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
These days, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens up. So does a new international "political season". | Source…
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'Poverty Is Not Just a Measure of How Much Cabbage and Potatoes You Need to Live On' – CounterSpin interview with Frances Fox Piven about poverty and Occupy Wall Street
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-10-01
The September 27, 2019, episode of CounterSpin rebroadcast a portion of an interview Janine Jackson conducted with Frances Fox Piven about poverty and Occupy Wall Street, originally aired November 11, 2011. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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To Impeach or Not to Impeach? Chris Hedges & John Bonifaz Debate What Congress Should Do Next
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-01
House Democrats subpoenaed President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani Monday, seeking documents related to his work in Ukraine. Last week, Guliani admitted on television that he had urged the Ukrainian government to investigate Trump's political rival and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. This comes as House Democrats continue to build their case for impeaching the president, following a whistleblower complaint focused on a phone call in which Trump asked the Ukranian president to do him a "favor" investigating the actions of Democrats, including Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Trump…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/1/trump_impeachment_inquiry_debate

The White Helmets, Hala Systems and the Grotesque Militarization of "Humanitarianism" in Syria
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-30
Syria, August 2019 — reports came in that Russian warplanes had destroyed two terrorist-manned early warning radar posts in the Northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post. | According to an article published by South Front, these early warning posts are "tasked with monitoring flights of Russian and Syrian warplanes" and warn armed groups throughout Hama and Idlib of incoming airstrikes on their positions. | South Front informed us that "four militants, inc…
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Democratic establishment belatedly embraces 'whistleblowers'…but only the 'safe' kind
rt.com | 2019-09-30
MoveOn, a major advocacy group fine-tuned to the needs of Democratic Party, has finally found a whistleblower it can support — the CIA agent whose complaint triggered an impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump. | MoveOn, which describes itself as the largest independent progressive advocacy group in the US, hailed the still-anonymous whistleblower for taking on "great personal risk to defend our democracy" by revealing Trump's call with Ukraine that this person only knew of second-hand. | The organization, sponsored by many Democratic donors including billionaire George Soros, implored its…
rt.com/usa/469953-moveon-support-whistleblowers-hypocrisy-trump/

The Disaster of Negative of Interest Rates
Ellen Brown | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-30
President Trump wants negative interest rates, but they would be disastrous for the U.S. economy, and his objectives can be better achieved by other means. The dollar strengthened against the euro in August, merely in anticipation of the European Central Bank slashing its key interest rate further into negative territory. Investors were fleeing into the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/the-disaster-of-negative-of-interest-rates/

Headlines for September 30, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/headlines

Edward Snowden: Private Contractors Play Key Role in U.S. Intelligence's "Creeping Authoritarianism"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect every single phone call, text message and email, and pry into the private lives of every person on Earth. He has just published a memoir titled "Permanent R…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/edward_snowden_us_surveillance_corporate_america

Whistleblower Edward Snowden on Trump, Obama & How He Ended Up in Russia to Avoid U.S. Extradition
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
We conclude our interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has just published his memoir titled "Permanent Record." In 2013, after quitting his job at the NSA, Snowden attempted to fly from Hong Kong to Latin America in order to avoid being extradited to the United States. But the U.S. revoked his passport when he stopped through Russia, effectively stranding him there. Snowden has lived as an exile in Moscow ever since. He tells us his story.
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The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal
Consortium News | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-29
The impeachment offensive against Donald Trump is another symptom of a partisan disease that ignores an even greater malignancy.

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal

Rural north Georgia stands up to Nazis
Patrick Williams | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-28
"No Nazis, no KKK, no fascist USA!"
liberationnews.org/rural-north-georgia-stands-up-to-nazis/

Shailly Gupta Barnes, Frances Fox Piven on Defining and Ending Poverty
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-09-27
Media…
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Headlines for September 27, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Whistleblower Warned White House Tried to "Lock Down" Ukraine Call Details, Acting DNI Maguire Says Whistleblower "Acted in Good Faith", Trump Suggests Whistleblower Should Get Death Sentence for Treason, Global Youth-Led Strikes Demand Action on Climate Crisis, Study Finds Climate Crisis May Threaten 60% of World's Wheat Crop by 2100, States Challenge Trump's Rollback of Endangered Species Act, Senate Advances Confirmation of Ex-Monsanto Executive to Lead Wildlife Agency, EPA Chief Blames California's Homeless Population for Poor Water Quality, Protesters Defy Security Crackdown in Egypt, Demanding Ouster of Pre…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/27/headlines

James Risen: Whistleblower Complaint Shows "Trump Is a Habitual Criminal" Abusing His Office
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Democrats are ramping up efforts to impeach President Trump for pressing the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Nearly 90% of House Democrats now support impeachment. On Thursday, a declassified version of a complaint by an anonymous whistleblower was released, detailing his concerns about Trump's July phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky. In the complaint, the unnamed whistleblower — who has been identified as a CIA official — accused the president of "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 202…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/27/trump_impeachment_inquiry_james_risen

James Risen: I Wrote About the Bidens and Ukraine in 2015. The Right-Wing Media Twisted My Reporting
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Democrats are coalescing behind an effort to impeach President Trump over his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he pressed the Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Republicans have latched onto the Biden-Ukraine story as a means of smearing the former vice president as corrupt, in an attempt to damage one of Trump's political rivals. For more on the story, we speak with James Risen, senior national security correspondent for The Intercept, who first wrote about the Bidens and Ukraine in 2015, when he was a reporter for The New York Times. He says the "r…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/27/ukraine_president_biden_investigation

Bring Jock Palfreeman home safely
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-26
human rights Pip HinmanIssue 1239 Bulgaria Jock PalfreemanSeptember 26, 2019Australian anti-fascist campaigner Jock Palfreeman's parole is being challenged by Bulgarian authorities and his lawyer has said he urgently needs to leave the country. | Palfreeman, who has be…
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Headlines for September 26, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-26
Transcript Shows Trump Pressured Ukrainian Leader to Probe Joe Biden and Son, President Trump on Ukraine Phone Call: "Impeachment for That?", Majority of House Lawmakers Back Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump, Iranian President Rules Out Talks with U.S. While Sanctions Remain, Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes Kill 16 Civilians in Yemen, Israel's President Asks Benjamin Netanyahu to Form New Government, 2 Million Wild Animals Perish as Fires Rage in Bolivia, Climate Crisis Drives Mont Blanc Glacier Toward Collapse, 7 Arrested as San Francisco Climate Protesters Block Wells Fargo Entrance, Doctors Glue Themselves to…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/26/headlines

Edward Snowden Condemns Trump's Mistreatment of Whistleblower Who Exposed Ukraine Scandal
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-26
Responding to news of a whistleblower's complaint at the center of an impeachment inquiry filed against President Trump this week, famed whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks about his own decision to leak classified documents in 2013. The House Intelligence Committee has released the declassified whistleblower complaint, which details a July phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president. The White House is trying "to make the conversation not about the allegations," Snowden told Democracy Now! "They want to talk about the whistleblower rather than the government's own wrongdoing."
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/26/edward_snowden_on_writing_his_memoir

"Financial Censorship Is Still Censorship": Edward Snowden Slams Justice Dept. Lawsuit Against Him
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-26
As a whistleblower complaint filed against President Trump rocks Washington and threatens Trump's presidency, one of the world's most famous whistleblowers, Edward Snowden, joins us from Moscow, Russia. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Snowden alleging that his newly released memoir, "Permanent Record," violates the nondisclosure agreements he signed with the federal government when he was a National Security Agency employee. The Justice Department also argued that they are entitled to all of Snowden's book profits. Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman and Juan González speak with Sno…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/26/edward_snowden_memoir_permanent_record