Daily Archives: October 12, 2019

2019-10-12: News Headlines

Staff (2019-10-12). AP Fact Check: Trump's Shoddy Information on Syria, Impeachment, More. truthdig.com The Associated Press refutes a number of the president's latest statements on the U.S. economy, Syria and Turkey, ISIS and more.

Ralph Nader (2019-10-12). The Ukraine Shakedown Is Important, But Not Sufficient to Let People Realize All the Other Things Trump Is Doing. commondreams.org It is time for the House of Representatives to announce comprehensive articles of impeachment against the chronic outlaw and violator of the public trust—President Donald J. Trump who won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote.

WSWS (2019-10-12). Right-wing extremist network behind fascist synagogue attack in Germany. wsws.org The reality is that the "ideological inciters" of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.

WSWS (2019-10-12). Dortmund, Germany withdraws prestigious award from the author Kamila Shamsie over support for BDS. wsws.org The withdrawal of the prize is yet another case of censorship by the German state and local authorities, which claim to oppose anti-Semitism but in fact suppress and criminalise any criticism of the Israeli government's right-wing policies.

Staff (2019-10-12). Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire. truthout.org | | As tens of thousands of civilians flee northeast Syria amid Turkey's ongoing offensive targeting Kurdish forces in the region — an operation enabled by U.S. President Donald Trump — the Pentagon confirmed…

WSWS (2019-10-12). New Anti-capitalist Party demands military escalation against Turkey in Syria. wsws.org The Pabloite NPA bitterly opposes a struggle to unify the working class internationally in a movement against imperialist war and the Middle Eastern bourgeoisie.

teleSUR (2019-10-12). Turkish Military Advances into Syrian Border City. telesurenglish.net Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turkey saying the town center had been taken and Kurdish-led forces denying this and saying they were counter-attacking. | RELATED: | Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism | The battle for Ras al Ain raged as Turkey pursued a four-day-old, cross-border offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia despite an outcry from the United States and Europ…

John Nichols (2019-10-12). Here's an Idea: Don't Pay Them. thenation.com Here's an Idea: Don't Pay Them…

Jordan Simmons (2019-10-12). Inspiring student in France creates environmental app to motivate others to make a difference daily. nationofchange.org "At the end of the day I know that I've done something good on this day for the planet."

Michael Harris (2019-10-12). A New Beginning For California Pan African Global Trade and Investment. indybay.org The State of California is poised to join The global competition with India, Europe, China and the rest of the world to expan Trade and Investment with the Pan African Diaspora, over 1.4 billion people globally.

Staff (2019-10-12). Henry A. Giroux on Neoliberal Ideology and the Road to Fascism. truthout.org | | How has neoliberalism paved the way for the rise of far right ideologies and populists around the world? As demonstrated in the elections of, and policies enacted by, such leaders as Donald Trump in the United States, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and Viktor Orbán in Hungary, a "neoliberal fascism" is emerging globally. As Henry elaborates in his book The Terror…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-10-12). The UK media needs to stop manipulating Brexit and focus on the mess created by the Tories. thecanary.co An analysis of opinion polls shows British people have turned against Brexit since the 2016 referendum. Since the vote to Leave, the UK government, supported by the DUP, has failed to come up with a viable plan…

WSWS (2019-10-12). European Union continues talks with Johnson government over possible Brexit deal. wsws.org Labour MPs are reported to be "blitzing" party leader Jeremy Corbyn with demands that he support a fresh Brexit referendum being held before a general election.

Central Committee, The Communist Party of Turkey (2019-10-12). TKP statement: Hands off Syria! liberationnews.org AKP is committing a great crime for the last eight years. AKP disregards the sovereignty of another country.

Fréa Lockley (2019-10-12). As countries pull arms sales to Turkey, the UK government is still complicit in death. thecanary.co On 9 October, Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan launched a violent invasion of largely-Kurdish areas in northern Syria (aka Rojava). Now, several European countries have stepped up and sto…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-12). 'Terrifying and Totally Predictable': Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire. commondreams.org As tens of thousands of civilians flee northeast Syria amid Turkey's ongoing offensive targeting Kurdish forces in the region—an operation enabled by U.S. President Donald Trump—the Pentagon confirmed late Friday that "U.S. troops in the vicinity of Kobani came under artillery fire from Turkish positions." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/syria_us_forces.png

Ed Sykes (2019-10-11). Corbyn says sanctions on Turkey could be needed if 'appalling' attacks on Kurdish areas of Syria continue. thecanary.co The British government has faced criticism for failing to act over Turkey's invasion of northern Syria. The UK's NATO ally is attacking largely-Kurdis…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-10-11). U.S. and Turkey out of Syria — No to the NATO invasion! liberationnews.org Down with the Turkish invasion! U.S. and Turkey out of Syria and the Middle East!

Vijay Prashad (2019-10-11). If you take away freedom, all four seasons and I will die. mronline.org Turkey has invaded Syria. In particular, Turkey has crossed the border to destroy the largely Syrian Kurdish province of Rojava, south of the Turkey-Syria border and east of the Euphrates River. The green light for this invasion came from Washington, DC, when U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. […] | Source

Richard Moser (2019-10-11). The Empire Is Running Out of War Stories. Or is it? Will American Exceptionalism Rise Again? counterpunch.org American Exceptionalism remains one of the innermost ideas shaping our national identity and still lies behind all of the war stories used to justify US foreign policy. Exceptionalism has been a part of American culture since the very first European settlers landed. At its core, exceptionalism places America outside of normal history into a category More

RT (2019-10-11). Trump nominates John Sullivan as US ambassador to Russia. rt.com US President Donald Trump has nominated Deputy Secretary of State John Joseph Sullivan as the new ambassador to Russia. If confirmed by the Senate, he will fill the spot vacated by the departure of Jon Huntsman. | Sullivan, 59, has served as deputy secretary since May 2017. He was acting secretary of state in March and April 2018, following the resignation of Rex Tillerson and the confirmation of current Secretary Mike Pompeo. | Most of his previous government experience has been in law, rather than diplomacy. Early on in his career, Sullivan clerked for a Fifth Circuit appeals judge and Supreme Court Justice…

Malinda Maynor Lowery (2019-10-11). Why More Places Are Abandoning Columbus Day in Favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day. commondreams.org Officially celebrating Christopher Columbus—an Italian Catholic—became one way to affirm the new racial order that would emerge in the U.S. in the 20th century, one in which the descendants of diverse ethnic European immigrants became "white" Americans. (Photo: Light Brigading/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/columbus.jpeg

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-11). Is "Operation Peace Spring" a Trap Sprung by Trump on Turkey? globalresearch.ca It's worthwhile to wonder whether "Operation Peace Spring" is a trap sprung by Trump on Turkey after the US created the conditions for Ankara's invasion but then proceeded to threaten punitive measures against the country after its nominal NATO "ally" …

Sarah Abed (2019-10-11). World Leaders Condemn Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring" and Demand Exercising Restraint. globalresearch.ca "Operation Peace Spring" Turkey's third cross border military operation in northern Syria, in as many years, was initiated east of the Euphrates River, on Wednesday. Turkish armed forces began heavy air and artillery strikes targeting about 180-200 Kurdish positions. Turkey's …

South Front (2019-10-11). Video: Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring". US Withdraws. Turkey Invades Northeastern Syria. Bombs US Supported YPG Forces. globalresearch.ca Turkey officially announced that it had launched a military operation in northeastern Syria. Over the past years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other representatives of the country's leadership have repeatedly announced this idea. However, this time promises were turned …

Ed Sykes (2019-10-11). Channel 4 shamed other establishment outlets with its frank report on Turkey's illegal invasion of Syria. thecanary.co While other establishment media outlets held back in their reporting of NATO member Turkey's illegal invasion of northern Syria, Channel 4 put them to shame with a frank and honest analysis. | "It's called ethnic cleansing": | Channel 4's international editor Lindsey Hilsum, reporting from the largely-Kurdish region of northern Syria (aka Rojava), asked: "wh…

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-11). US and Russia Fail to Condemn Turkish Aggression in Syria. Moscow and Washington Exercise Their UNSC Veto in Favor of Turkey's Invasion of Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca On Thursday, the US and Russia vetoed the same Security Council Resolution, the first time this happened since the body initially met on January 17, 1946. | On Thursday in closed-door session, an EU Security Resolution called on Turkey "to cease …

WSWS (2019-10-11). Right-wing extremist network behind fascist synagogue attack in Germany. wsws.org The reality is that the "ideological inciters" of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.

Staff (2019-10-11). Bipartisan Senate Report Debunks Trump-Giuliani "Spygate" Conspiracy Theory. truthout.org | | Even by the hyperactive standards of the Trump era, this week was a bit of a news overload. The White House "declared war" on the House of Representatives by declaring that impeachment is unconstitutional. The President impulsively gave the green light to Turkey to slaughter America's Kurdish allies. And the Southern District of New York arrested two of Rudy Giuliani's Ukrainian business partners and political associates as they tried to leave the country on a one-way ticket. There were a…

Tyler Durden (2019-10-11). US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey. theantimedia.com "A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria."

Sasha Abramsky (2019-10-11). Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance. thenation.com Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance…

United Nations (2019-10-11). Turkey's Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians. un.org Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies said on Friday, amid fears of another "humanitarian catastrophe" in the war-torn country.

United Nations (2019-10-11). Friday's Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media. un.org Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey's Syria offensive; history's made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist' use of social media in attacks must be curbed.

South Front (2019-10-11). Video: Syrian Forces Deployed against Turkish Invasion, US backed SDF Forces Seek Cooperation with Damascus Against Turkey. globalresearch.ca The withdrawal of US troops from the Turkish border has caused a kind of panic among the leadership of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which mostly consist of Kurdish militias. | On October 7, the group already speculated that the Syrian …

Joan Walsh (2019-10-11). In the Ukraine Scandal, Trump Won't Be Taking the Fall Alone. thenation.com In the Ukraine Scandal, Trump Won't Be Taking the Fall Alone…

The Canary (2019-10-11). Tommy Robinson faces a blanket ban on attending England matches. thecanary.co Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) is facing a complete ban on attending England matches both in the UK and abroad after being filmed punching a Three Lions fan in Portugal. | The former English Defence League leader was caught on camera swinging at the man who was knocked to the ground ahead of England's 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands in the city of Guimaraes. | Now Bedfordshire Police, Robinson's local police force, is working with the UK Football Policing Unit to hit him with a football banning order. | If successful, the order would see Yaxley-Lennon, barred from attending England games in both UK stad…

newsinenglish.no (2019-10-11). Norway Drops US-NATO Missile Defense Program. Normalization of Relations with Russia? globalresearch.ca Just weeks before meeting Russian officials in the northern city of Kirkenes, to celebrate how the former Soviet Union liberated Finnmark from Nazi German occupation n 1944, Norwegian government officials have made a concession to their neighbours. They won't be …

Padraig McGrath (2019-10-11). The Psychotic Logic of the New US-Russia Arms Race: One Step Closer to Nuclear Confrontation. globalresearch.ca On October 7th, Russian ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said that Russia and the US needed to come to grips with the issue of short-range and intermediate-range missile deployment. | "In case the United States deploy these types of …

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-11). The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Weaponization of The Olympic Games, against Russia. globalresearch.ca Most of the world remembers the controversy in recent years about Russian athletes allegedly failing to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) policies, but that scandal still continues to this day after the international organization recently threatened that country's …

teleSUR (2019-10-11). Russia to Invest $16.5 Billion in Venezuela by the End of 2019. telesurenglish.net As a result of the last meeting of the Russia-Venezuela High Level Intergovernmental Commission (CIAN), which was held in Caracas on Saturday, Russia announced that it will invest US$4 billion in the Bolivarian economy until the end of 2019. | RELATED: | Venezuela: PDVSA Rejects Accusations of Oil Spill in Brazil | "In the midst of difficulties, we can move forward together through the political and diplomatic coordination that we have developed in response to the imperial harassme…

Staff (2019-10-11). Pentagon: U.S. Not Abandoning Kurds in Face of Turkish Attack. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Top Pentagon officials on Friday denied the U.S. is abandoning its Syrian Kurdish allies in the face of a Turkish military offensive, although the future of a counterterrorism partnership with the Kurds was in grave doubt. | "We have not abandoned the Kurds. Let me be clear about that," Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters. "We have not abandoned them. Nobody green-lighted this operation by Turkey — just the opposite. We pushed back very hard at all levels for the Turks not to commence this operation." | Esper's remarks appeared aimed at strengthening the Trump administration's arg…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-11). Tens of Thousands Flee Syrian Border Towns as Turkey Bombards Country Following Trump's Green Light. commondreams.org Human rights workers say 64,000 civilians have fled Syria since Turkey, with President Donald Trump's tacit approval, began an airstrike and shelling offensive in the northeastern region of the country on Wednesday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11749650192.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-11). 'All the Way Up to POTUS': Ousted Ambassador to Ukraine Names Trump in Testimony Over Smear Campaign Led by Giuliani. commondreams.org "This is why Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't want former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch to tell her story to the American people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/yovanovitch.jpg

susan_p (2019-10-11). Turkey invades Rojava, solidarity urgently needed. greenleft.org.au Turkey's war on Rojava Peter BoyleIssue 1240 Rojava Anti-war ecosocialism FeminismOctober 11, 2019On October 9, after many months of mil…

susan_p (2019-10-11). Turkey launches genocidal invasion of Rojava. greenleft.org.au Rojava Solidarity Tony IltisIssue 1240 Syria Turkey's war on KurdistanOctober 11, 2019The horrific violence that has been devastating Syria for the past eight years is intensifying. On October 9, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan gave the or…

susan_p (2019-10-11). Portuguese elections: right trounced by more variegated left. greenleft.org.au elections Dick NicholsIssue 1240 Portugal 2019 Portuguese electionsOctober 11, 2019The results of the October 6 elections for the 230-seat Portuguese parliament delivered four main outcomes: a historic thrashing of the traditional parties of the right; a strong…

Ari Paul (2019-10-11). Britain's Pro-Brexit Press: When in Doubt, Blame the Irish. fair.org by Ari Paul The Daily Express ( 10/4/19) defies the reality that Brexit has a great deal to do with Ireland. | The deadline for Britain to come up with a deal under which it would exit from the European Union is less than a month away. With no agreement in sight between Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a hardline Brexiteer, and his EU counterparts, the country has been jittery, to say the least. Political rebellions in Parliament and blows against Johnson in the courts have had people guessing: Will…

RT (2019-10-10). War, sanctions or deal: Trump says US has 'three choices' with Turkey in Syria. rt.com US President Donald Trump has laid out three choices for Washington in dealing with Turkey's incursion into Syria, including a "deal" between Ankara and the US-allied Kurdish militias. | Noting that the Kurds and Turkey have been "fighting each other for 200 years" and that no US troops are in the area of Syria under attack by Turkish troops, the US president spelled out the options of his administration on Twitter, seemingly inviting a response from the general public. ….We have one of three choices: Send in thousands of troops and win Militarily, hit Turkey very hard Financially and with Sanctions, or me…

RT (2019-10-10). Child's play: Reporter's breaking news broadcast interrupted by small screen debut of her toddler (VIDEO). rt.com A TV news correspondent's breaking news segment about the Turkish offensive against Kurdish-led militias in northeastern Syria was suddenly interrupted live on air by an unexpected studio guest, her own young son. | NBC's Courtney Kube was reporting on Turkey's strikes when her flow was broken by four-year-old Ryan making an uninvited appearance, right by her side. Temporarily distracted, the anchor apologizes, saying "Sorry, my kids are here – live television!" | She quickly gets right back to the story as the screen cuts away to a map of Syria, presumably giving producers enough time to remove the young int…

RT (2019-10-10). Republican donors involved in Trump impeachment inquiry arrested on campaign finance charges. rt.com Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two wealthy Soviet-born Floridians who allegedly passed information between the government in Kiev and President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, have been arrested for campaign finance violations. | Parnas and Fruman were arrested on Wednesday, reportedly while attempting to leave the US from Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC. | Along with two other men, they were charged with funnelling illegal foreign contributions to Republican PACs in the runup t…

2019-10-12: Social Media Postees

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The Ukraine Shakedown Is Important, But Not Sufficient to Let People Realize All the Other Things Trump Is Doing
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2019-10-12
It is time for the House of Representatives to announce comprehensive articles of impeachment against the chronic outlaw and violator of the public trust—President Donald J. Trump who won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote.
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/12/ukraine-shakedown-important-not-sufficient-let-people-realize-all-other-things?cd-origin=rss

Right-wing extremist network behind fascist synagogue attack in Germany
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The reality is that the "ideological inciters" of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/hall-o12.html

Dortmund, Germany withdraws prestigious award from the author Kamila Shamsie over support for BDS
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The withdrawal of the prize is yet another case of censorship by the German state and local authorities, which claim to oppose anti-Semitism but in fact suppress and criminalise any criticism of the Israeli government's right-wing policies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/nell-o12.html

Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-12
| As tens of thousands of civilians flee northeast Syria amid Turkey's ongoing offensive targeting Kurdish forces in the region — an operation enabled by U.S. President Donald Trump — the Pentagon confirmed…
truthout.org/articles/pentagon-confirms-us-forces-in-syria-came-under-turkish-artillery-fire/

AP Fact Check: Trump's Shoddy Information on Syria, Impeachment, More
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-12
The Associated Press refutes a number of the president's latest statements on the U.S. economy, Syria and Turkey, ISIS and…
truthdig.com/articles/ap-fact-check-trumps-shoddy-information-on-syria-impeachment-more/

Turkish Military Advances into Syrian Border City
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turkey saying the town center had been taken and Kurdish-led forces denying this and saying they were counter-attacking. | RELATED: | Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism | The battle for Ras al Ain raged as Turkey pursued a four-day-old, cross-border offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia despite an outcry from the United States and Europ…
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkish-Military-Advances-into-Syrian-Border-City-20191012-0003.html

As countries pull arms sales to Turkey, the UK government is still complicit in death
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-10-12
On 9 October, Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan launched a violent invasion of largely-Kurdish areas in northern Syria (aka Rojava). Now, several European countries have stepped up and sto…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/10/12/as-countries-pull-arms-sales-to-turkey-the-uk-government-is-still-complicit-in-death/

New Anti-capitalist Party demands military escalation against Turkey in Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The Pabloite NPA bitterly opposes a struggle to unify the working class internationally in a movement against imperialist war and the Middle Eastern bourgeoisie.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/npat-o12.html

TKP statement: Hands off Syria!
Central Committee, The Communist Party of Turkey | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-12
AKP is committing a great crime for the last eight years. AKP disregards the sovereignty of another country.
liberationnews.org/tkp-statement-hands-off-syria/

Here's an Idea: Don't Pay Them
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-12
Here's an Idea: Don't Pay Them…
thenation.com/article/trump-ukraine-pompeo/

Inspiring student in France creates environmental app to motivate others to make a difference daily
Jordan Simmons | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-12
"At the end of the day I know that I've done something good on this day for the planet."
nationofchange.org/2019/10/12/inspiring-student-in-france-creates-environmental-app-to-motivate-others-to-make-a-difference-daily/

A New Beginning For California Pan African Global Trade and Investment
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-10-12
The State of California is poised to join The global competition with India, Europe, China and the rest of the world to expan Trade and Investment with the Pan African Diaspora, over 1.4 billion people globally.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/10/18827196.php

Henry A. Giroux on Neoliberal Ideology and the Road to Fascism
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-12
| How has neoliberalism paved the way for the rise of far right ideologies and populists around the world? As demonstrated in the elections of, and policies enacted by, such leaders as Donald Trump in the United States, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and Viktor Orbán in Hungary, a "neoliberal fascism" is emerging globally. As Henry elaborates in his book The Terror…
truthout.org/audio/henry-a-giroux-on-neoliberal-ideology-and-the-road-to-fascism/

'Terrifying and Totally Predictable': Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-12
As tens of thousands of civilians flee northeast Syria amid Turkey's ongoing offensive targeting Kurdish forces in the region—an operation enabled by U.S. President Donald Trump—the Pentagon confirmed late Friday that "U.S. troops in the vicinity of Kobani came under artillery fire from Turkish positions." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/syria_us_forces.png
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European Union continues talks with Johnson government over possible Brexit deal
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
Labour MPs are reported to be "blitzing" party leader Jeremy Corbyn with demands that he support a fresh Brexit referendum being held before a general election.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/brex-o12.html

Why More Places Are Abandoning Columbus Day in Favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day
Malinda Maynor Lowery | commondreams.org | 2019-10-11
Officially celebrating Christopher Columbus—an Italian Catholic—became one way to affirm the new racial order that would emerge in the U.S. in the 20th century, one in which the descendants of diverse ethnic European immigrants became "white" Americans. (Photo: Light Brigading/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/columbus.jpeg
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If you take away freedom, all four seasons and I will die
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-10-11
Turkey has invaded Syria. In particular, Turkey has crossed the border to destroy the largely Syrian Kurdish province of Rojava, south of the Turkey-Syria border and east of the Euphrates River. The green light for this invasion came from Washington, DC, when U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/10/11/if-you-take-away-freedom-all-four-seasons-and-i-will-die/

Is "Operation Peace Spring" a Trap Sprung by Trump on Turkey?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
It's worthwhile to wonder whether "Operation Peace Spring" is a trap sprung by Trump on Turkey after the US created the conditions for Ankara's invasion but then proceeded to threaten punitive measures against the country after its nominal NATO "ally" …
globalresearch.ca/operation-peace-spring-trap-sprung-trump-turkey/5691672

Video: Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring". US Withdraws. Turkey Invades Northeastern Syria. Bombs US Supported YPG Forces
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
Turkey officially announced that it had launched a military operation in northeastern Syria. Over the past years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other representatives of the country's leadership have repeatedly announced this idea. However, this time promises were turned …
globalresearch.ca/video-turkeys-operation-peace-spring-us-withdraws-turkey-invades-northeastern-syria-bombs-us-supported-ypg-forces/5691642

World Leaders Condemn Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring" and Demand Exercising Restraint
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
"Operation Peace Spring" Turkey's third cross border military operation in northern Syria, in as many years, was initiated east of the Euphrates River, on Wednesday. Turkish armed forces began heavy air and artillery strikes targeting about 180-200 Kurdish positions. Turkey's …
globalresearch.ca/world-leaders-condemn-turkey-operation-peace-spring-demand-exercising-restraint/5691701

US and Russia Fail to Condemn Turkish Aggression in Syria. Moscow and Washington Exercise Their UNSC Veto in Favor of Turkey's Invasion of Northern Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
On Thursday, the US and Russia vetoed the same Security Council Resolution, the first time this happened since the body initially met on January 17, 1946. | On Thursday in closed-door session, an EU Security Resolution called on Turkey "to cease …
globalresearch.ca/us-and-russia-fail-to-condemn-turkish-aggression-in-syria-moscow-and-washington-exercise-their-unsc-veto-in-favor-of-turkeys-invasion-of-northern-syria/5691698

Right-wing extremist network behind fascist synagogue attack in Germany
wsws.org | 2019-10-11
The reality is that the "ideological inciters" of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/11/hall-o12.html

Bipartisan Senate Report Debunks Trump-Giuliani "Spygate" Conspiracy Theory
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-11
| Even by the hyperactive standards of the Trump era, this week was a bit of a news overload. The White House "declared war" on the House of Representatives by declaring that impeachment is unconstitutional. The President impulsively gave the green light to Turkey to slaughter America's Kurdish allies. And the Southern District of New York arrested two of Rudy Giuliani's Ukrainian business partners and political associates as they tried to leave the country on a one-way ticket. There were a…
truthout.org/articles/bipartisan-senate-report-debunks-trump-giuliani-spygate-conspiracy-theory/

Turkey's Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies said on Friday, amid fears of another "humanitarian catastrophe" in the war-torn country.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049051

US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-11
"A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria."

US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey

Corbyn says sanctions on Turkey could be needed if 'appalling' attacks on Kurdish areas of Syria continue
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
The British government has faced criticism for failing to act over Turkey's invasion of northern Syria. The UK's NATO ally is attacking largely-Kurdis…
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Video: Syrian Forces Deployed against Turkish Invasion, US backed SDF Forces Seek Cooperation with Damascus Against Turkey
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
The withdrawal of US troops from the Turkish border has caused a kind of panic among the leadership of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which mostly consist of Kurdish militias. | On October 7, the group already speculated that the Syrian …
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U.S. and Turkey out of Syria — No to the NATO invasion!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-11
Down with the Turkish invasion! U.S. and Turkey out of Syria and the Middle East!
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Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-10-11
Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance…
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Channel 4 shamed other establishment outlets with its frank report on Turkey's illegal invasion of Syria
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
While other establishment media outlets held back in their reporting of NATO member Turkey's illegal invasion of northern Syria, Channel 4 put them to shame with a frank and honest analysis. | "It's called ethnic cleansing": | Channel 4's international editor Lindsey Hilsum, reporting from the largely-Kurdish region of northern Syria (aka Rojava), asked: "wh…
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Friday's Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey's Syria offensive; history's made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist' use of social media in attacks must be curbed.
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In the Ukraine Scandal, Trump Won't Be Taking the Fall Alone
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2019-10-11
In the Ukraine Scandal, Trump Won't Be Taking the Fall Alone…
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Tommy Robinson faces a blanket ban on attending England matches
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) is facing a complete ban on attending England matches both in the UK and abroad after being filmed punching a Three Lions fan in Portugal. | The former English Defence League leader was caught on camera swinging at the man who was knocked to the ground ahead of England's 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands in the city of Guimaraes. | Now Bedfordshire Police, Robinson's local police force, is working with the UK Football Policing Unit to hit him with a football banning order. | If successful, the order would see Yaxley-Lennon, barred from attending England games in both UK stad…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/10/11/tommy-robinson-faces-a-blanket-ban-on-attending-england-matches/

Norway Drops US-NATO Missile Defense Program. Normalization of Relations with Russia?
newsinenglish.no | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
Just weeks before meeting Russian officials in the northern city of Kirkenes, to celebrate how the former Soviet Union liberated Finnmark from Nazi German occupation n 1944, Norwegian government officials have made a concession to their neighbours. They won't be …
globalresearch.ca/norway-drops-us-nato-missile-defense-program-normalization-of-relations-with-russia/5691695

The Empire Is Running Out of War Stories. Or is it? Will American Exceptionalism Rise Again?
Richard Moser | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
American Exceptionalism remains one of the innermost ideas shaping our national identity and still lies behind all of the war stories used to justify US foreign policy. Exceptionalism has been a part of American culture since the very first European settlers landed. At its core, exceptionalism places America outside of normal history into a category…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/11/the-empire-is-running-out-of-war-stories-or-is-it-will-american-exceptionalism-rise-again/

Russia to Invest $16.5 Billion in Venezuela by the End of 2019
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-11
As a result of the last meeting of the Russia-Venezuela High Level Intergovernmental Commission (CIAN), which was held in Caracas on Saturday, Russia announced that it will invest US$4 billion in the Bolivarian economy until the end of 2019. | RELATED: | Venezuela: PDVSA Rejects Accusations of Oil Spill in Brazil | "In the midst of difficulties, we can move forward together through the political and diplomatic coordination that we have developed in response to the imperial harassme…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russia-to-Invest-16.5-Billion-in-Venezuela-by-the-End-of-2019-20191011-0002.html

Trump nominates John Sullivan as US ambassador to Russia
rt.com | 2019-10-11
US President Donald Trump has nominated Deputy Secretary of State John Joseph Sullivan as the new ambassador to Russia. If confirmed by the Senate, he will fill the spot vacated by the departure of Jon Huntsman. | Sullivan, 59, has served as deputy secretary since May 2017. He was acting secretary of state in March and April 2018, following the resignation of Rex Tillerson and the confirmation of current Secretary Mike Pompeo. | Most of his previous government experience has been in law, rather than diplomacy. Early on in his career, Sullivan clerked for a Fifth Circuit appeals judge and Supreme Court Justice…
rt.com/usa/470725-sullivan-ambassador-russia-nomination/

The Psychotic Logic of the New US-Russia Arms Race: One Step Closer to Nuclear Confrontation
Padraig McGrath | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
On October 7th, Russian ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said that Russia and the US needed to come to grips with the issue of short-range and intermediate-range missile deployment. | "In case the United States deploy these types of | …
globalresearch.ca/the-psychotic-logic-of-the-new-us-russia-arms-race-one-step-closer-to-nuclear-confrontation/5691542

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Weaponization of The Olympic Games, against Russia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
Most of the world remembers the controversy in recent years about Russian athletes allegedly failing to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) policies, but that scandal still continues to this day after the international organization recently threatened that country's …
globalresearch.ca/wada-weaponized-destroy-russians/5691674

Pentagon: U.S. Not Abandoning Kurds in Face of Turkish Attack
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-11
WASHINGTON — Top Pentagon officials on Friday denied the U.S. is abandoning its Syrian Kurdish allies in the face of a Turkish military offensive, although the future of a counterterrorism partnership with the Kurds was in grave doubt. | "We have not abandoned the Kurds. Let me be clear about that," Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters. "We have not abandoned them. Nobody green-lighted this operation by Turkey — just the opposite. We pushed back very hard at all levels for the Turks not to commence this operation." | Esper's remarks appeared aimed at strengthening the Trump administration's arg…
truthdig.com/articles/pentagon-u-s-not-abandoning-kurds-in-face-of-turkish-attack/

Tens of Thousands Flee Syrian Border Towns as Turkey Bombards Country Following Trump's Green Light
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-11
Human rights workers say 64,000 civilians have fled Syria since Turkey, with President Donald Trump's tacit approval, began an airstrike and shelling offensive in the northeastern region of the country on Wednesday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11749650192.jpg
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'All the Way Up to POTUS': Ousted Ambassador to Ukraine Names Trump in Testimony Over Smear Campaign Led by Giuliani
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-11
"This is why Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't want former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch to tell her story to the American people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/yovanovitch.jpg
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Britain's Pro-Brexit Press: When in Doubt, Blame the Irish
Ari Paul | fair.org | 2019-10-11
by Ari Paul The Daily Express ( 10/4/19) defies the reality that Brexit has a great deal to do with Ireland. | The deadline for Britain to come up with a deal under which it would exit from the European Union is less than a month away. With no agreement in sight between Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a hardline Brexiteer, and his EU counterparts, the country has been jittery, to say the least. Political rebellions in Parliament and blows against Johnson in the courts have had people guessing: Will…
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Turkey invades Rojava, solidarity urgently needed
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
Turkey's war on Rojava Peter BoyleIssue 1240 Rojava Anti-war ecosocialism FeminismOctober 11, 2019On October 9, after many months of mil…
greenleft.org.au/content/turkey-invades-rojava-solidarity-urgently-needed

Turkey launches genocidal invasion of Rojava
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
Rojava Solidarity Tony IltisIssue 1240 Syria Turkey's war on KurdistanOctober 11, 2019The horrific violence that has been devastating Syria for the past eight years is intensifying. On October 9, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan gave the or…
greenleft.org.au/content/turkey-launches-genocidal-invasion-rojava

Portuguese elections: right trounced by more variegated left
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
elections Dick NicholsIssue 1240 Portugal 2019 Portuguese electionsOctober 11, 2019The results of the October 6 elections for the 230-seat Portuguese parliament delivered four main outcomes: a historic thrashing of the traditional parties of the right; a strong…
greenleft.org.au/content/portuguese-elections-right-trounced-more-variegated-left

Child's play: Reporter's breaking news broadcast interrupted by small screen debut of her toddler (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-10-10
A TV news correspondent's breaking news segment about the Turkish offensive against Kurdish-led militias in northeastern Syria was suddenly interrupted live on air by an unexpected studio guest, her own young son. | NBC's Courtney Kube was reporting on Turkey's strikes when her flow was broken by four-year-old Ryan making an uninvited appearance, right by her side. Temporarily distracted, the anchor apologizes, saying "Sorry, my kids are here – live television!" | She quickly gets right back to the story as the screen cuts away to a map of Syria, presumably giving producers enough time to remove the young int…
rt.com/usa/470613-news-anchor-interrupted-by-child/

War, sanctions or deal: Trump says US has 'three choices' with Turkey in Syria
rt.com | 2019-10-10
US President Donald Trump has laid out three choices for Washington in dealing with Turkey's incursion into Syria, including a "deal" between Ankara and the US-allied Kurdish militias. | Noting that the Kurds and Turkey have been "fighting each other for 200 years" and that no US troops are in the area of Syria under attack by Turkish troops, the US president spelled out the options of his administration on Twitter, seemingly inviting a response from the general public. | ….We have one of three choices: Send in thousands of troops and win Militarily, hit Turkey very hard Financially and with Sanctions, or me…
rt.com/usa/470657-war-sanctions-trump-turkey/

Civilians 'must not be a target', urges UNHCR, following military escalation in northern Syria
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, one day after Turkey launched airstrikes and a ground offensive across the border.
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Republican donors involved in Trump impeachment inquiry arrested on campaign finance charges
rt.com | 2019-10-10
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two wealthy Soviet-born Floridians who allegedly passed information between the government in Kiev and President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, have been arrested for campaign finance violations. | Parnas and Fruman were arrested on Wednesday, reportedly while attempting to leave the US from Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC. | Along with two other men, they were charged with funnelling illegal foreign contributions to Republican PACs in the runup t…
rt.com/usa/470645-giuliani-donors-arrested-ukraine/