Daily Archives: November 10, 2019

2019-11-10: News Headlines

Dave Braneck (2019-11-10). Far-Right Extremism Divides Germany's Most Notorious Soccer Derby. thenation.com Far-Right Extremism Divides Germany's Most Notorious Soccer Derby…

Jorge Wilson (2019-11-10). U.S. Congress Initiative May Launch a Political Crisis in Ukraine. indybay.org Ukraine's permanent cooperation with the international community makes it impossible to imagine that changes in the Ukrainian policy wouldn't affect the US and the EU foreign agenda.

Tyler Durden (2019-11-10). Leaked US Memo Confirms NATO Ally Turkey Pursuing "Ethnic Cleansing" in Syria. theantimedia.com Everyone in Washington knows NATO's second largest military is now engaged in ongoing ethnic cleansing.

teleSUR (2019-11-10). Vote-weary Spain Holds Election, Hoping to Break Stalemate. telesurenglish.net Spain held its second parliamentary election in just over six months on Sunday, with voters likely to deliver an even more fragmented parliament with no clear winner and a sizeable showing by the far-right. | Opinion polls show the Socialists in the lead but likely to win slightly fewer seats than in April's vote, while the conservative People's Party (PP) could gain strength and the far-right Vox could become the country's third-largest party, just months after winning its first parliamentary seats. | Spain has been struggling to put stable governments together since 2015, when new parties emerged from the f…

Staff (2019-11-10). Climate 'Is the Election Priority' for the UK. truthdig.com The real issue facing the United Kingdom in next month's general election is not whether to choose Brexit, to stay in the European Union or leave it, a prominent lawyer says, because the climate "is the election priority" for the UK. | With Britain due to host the November 2020 United Nations climate talks, she told a London conference, it is vital that the new government elected on 12 December takes the lead by enacting policies to tackle the climate emergency. | Farhana Yamin, an international climate change lawyer, said that currently the world w…

Staff (2019-11-09). Germany, Allies Celebrate 30 Years Since Berlin Wall Fell. truthdig.com Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders place flowers on the remains of the wall that divided the German capital for 28 years.

teleSUR (2019-11-09). Trump has Not Agreed to Roll Back Tariffs on Chinese Goods. telesurenglish.net President Donald Trump on Friday said he has not agreed to rollbacks of U.S. tariffs sought by China, sparking fresh doubts about when the world's two largest economies may end a 16-month trade war that has slowed global growth. | RELATED: | Trump's Lawyer Waged Campaign Against Envoy to Ukraine: Impeachment Probe | Officials from both countries on Thursday had said China and the United States have agreed to roll back tariffs on each others' goods in a "phase one" trade deal. But the idea…

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-11-09). Grandson of Holocaust Survivors Deported from Israel for Volunteering. imemc.org Austrian citizen of Jewish origin Edmond Sichrovsky, who was banned and deported from Israel on suspicion of volunteering in Palestine on Friday, October 25. International Solidarity Movement, Features, Press Releases An Austrian citizen of Jewish origin and grandson of Holocaust survivors was banned from entering Israel on suspicion of volunteering in …

WSWS (2019-11-09). Spain's November 10 elections and the fight against authoritarian rule. wsws.org On Sunday, Spain will hold its fourth general elections in as many years, six months after the last elections this April.

Staff (2019-11-09). French Paper: French Woman Claims Rape by Polanski in 1975. truthdig.com The filmmaker pleaded guilty in the U.S. in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old, then fled to Europe the following year.

John Wojcik (2019-11-08). Thoughts on the Berlin Wall 30 years after its demise. peoplesworld.org This weekend, there are events in Germany commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the pages of the press, prominent persons—from former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker to current German Chancellor Angela Merkel to former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev—are all weighing in with their commentaries on the significance …

United Nations (2019-11-08). 60,000 young refugees and migrants who arrived in Italy alone lack support. un.org United Nations agencies on Friday highlighted the dire needs of thousands of unaccompanied and separated children who have arrived in Italy as refugees, lacking the proper support to transition through to adulthood.

teleSUR (2019-11-08). Catalan Leader Will Not Participate in Sunday's Elections. telesurenglish.net Spain's Central Electoral Board (JEC) on Friday dismissed the possibility that Oriol Junqueras, a Catalan pro-independence leader, can stand as a candidate for Sunday's election as he had requested. | RELATED: | Thousands of Catalan Activists Protest Spain's Royal Visit | The JEC supported its decision on the grounds that Catalonia's former Vice-President i…

Lev Golinkin (2019-11-08). 30 Years Ago Eastern Europeans Tore Down Walls. Now They Write Pop Songs to Putin. thenation.com 30 Years Ago Eastern Europeans Tore Down Walls. Now They Write Pop Songs to Putin.

United Nations (2019-11-08). Top UN court will consider Ukraine allegations against Russia of treaty violations. un.org The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has agreed to hear claims by Ukraine related to the conflict in the east of the country, where Government forces have been fighting mostly pro-Russian separatists, for more than five years.

WSWS (2019-11-08). US seizure of oil fields escalates tensions in Syria. wsws.org Russia has issued a warning that it will not cooperate with US forces in the region, raising the threat of a military clash.

teleSUR (2019-11-08). Polls: A Closer Look to the Future of Spain After Elections. telesurenglish.net Spain is about to face general elections next November 10th, fourth round in four years, after the absence of political agreement back in September didn't allow Pedro Sanchez to assume the presidency. It's the first time something like this takes place in the history of Europe. | RELATED: | Catalan Leader Will Not Participate in Sunday's Elections | This period of political instability was defined by the rise of new political forces that broke the historic rivalry of power between P…

John Kendall Hawkins (2019-11-08). Flying Leaps, 30 Years Later. counterpunch.org I never imagined that the US would use the Stasi playbook as the template for its own state sponsored surveillance regime and turning not only its own citizens into virtual persons of interest, but also millions of citizens in the rest of the world. — NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake, testifying before the European Parliament Committee More

Staff (2019-11-08). Headlines for November 8, 2019. democracynow.org George Kent: Giuliani Carried Out Smear Campaign Against U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, U.S. and China Aim to Roll Back Some Tariffs, "A Warning": Anonymous Senior Official Slams Trump in New Book, Michael Bloomberg Preparing to Jump Into 2020 Race, Sanders Immigration Plan: Abolish ICE & Create Path to Citizenship, Undocumented Students to Stage Walkout to Support DACA, Report: DHS to Have Biometric Data on 260 Million People, Iraq: Security Forces Continue Bloody Crackdown on Anti-Government Protesters, Tensions Rise in Bolivia over Disputed Presidential Election, Brazil Sides with U.S. at U.N. Vote Condemning U.S…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-11-08). 'The Business of Building Walls': New Report Shows Companies Cashing In on Europe's Expanding Anti-Migrant Barriers. commondreams.org "As we celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is tragic that so many new walls have been built across Europe to keep out the most vulnerable people on our planet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/europe-new-walls-business.jpg

Conn Hallinan (2019-11-08). Middle East: a Complex Re-alignment. counterpunch.org The fallout from the September attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil facilities is continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, sidelining old enmities—sometimes for new ones—and re-drawing traditional alliances. While Turkey's recent invasion of northern Syria is grabbing the headlines, the bigger story may be that major regional players are contemplating some historic re-alignments. After More

Eugene V. Debs (2019-11-07). The Soul of the Russian Revolution. peoplesworld.org Eugene V. Debs, leading American socialist of early 20th century and frequent Socialist presidential candidate, wrote "The Soul of the Russian Revolution" for The Call magazine. It was originally published on April 21, 1918. Though the revolution in Russia eventually succumbed to pressures from both within and without, this article offers a view into the excitement and …

RT (2019-11-07). Transcript of US ambassador to Ukraine reveals leaked 'smoking gun' testimony based on hearsay & 'fake news' media. rt.com Impeachment testimony from former US ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor reveals the fatal 'quid pro quo' at the center of the probe rests on mere hearsay, even as Taylor's words are held up as a smoking gun by Trump's enemies. | In the course of his October 22 deposition, made public on Wednesday, Taylor explains it was his "clear understanding" that "security assistance money would not come" until Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "committed to pursue the investigation" of natural gas firm Burisma Hol…

United Nations (2019-11-07). 'Terminator' warlord Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30 years in prison for DR Congo atrocities. un.org The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday handed down a maximum 30-year prison sentence for mass murder and numerous other atrocities, to Bosco Ntaganda, the heaviest sanction yet imposed by judges at The Hague, in the Netherlands.

Staff (2019-11-07). Ex-Twitter Workers Charged with Spying for Saudis as Part of Kingdom's Growing Crackdown on Dissent. democracynow.org The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two former Twitter employees with helping Saudi Arabia spy on thousands of the kingdom's critics. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo are accused of giving the Saudi government detailed information about users, including telephone numbers and email addresses linked to the accounts, as well as internet protocol addresses that could be used to identify a user's location. The charges are being filed just over a year after the brutal murder of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey. A new report by Human Rights Watch fin…

Staff (2019-11-07). Algerian Protesters Are Still in the Streets, Months After Pushing Out Longtime President Bouteflika. democracynow.org In Algeria, protests against corruption, the jailing of opposition leaders and the army's powerful role in national politics have entered their ninth month. Tens of thousands filled the streets of the capital Algiers last Friday to mark the 65th anniversary of the war of independence from France and to demand a "new revolution" rather than an upcoming election they say will be rigged. Over 100 student protesters were arrested last night as the Algerian government intensified its crackdown on demonstrators ahead of the upcoming polls. Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah announced the country will hold a presiden…

RT (2019-11-06). 'I served in the war she championed!': Tulsi & The View's Behar face off in tense exchange over Clinton & 'Russian asset' smears. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard faced off in a fiery exchange with The View's Joy Behar after taking issue with being branded a "useful idiot" by the co-host on a previous episode of the show. | A clearly fed up Gabbard confronted the hosts who have previously maligned her as a Russian asset and "Assad apologist" over her views on the war in Syria. The anti-Gabbard media hysteria was kicked up a notch after failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also suggested she was being groomed by Moscow to run as a third party disrupter candidate. | "You are implying that I am too stupid, and too na…

Jeremy Scahill (2019-11-06). The Persistent Influence of Trump's "Shadow Adviser" Erik Prince. theintercept.com The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the Trump administration approached Blackwater founder and Trump shadow adviser Erik Prince about potentially buying a Ukrainian aerospace company that the U.S. government wants to prevent the Chinese government from acquiring. "Motor Sich is a leading maker of helicopter and airplane engines and the U.S. wants to scuttle its pending sale to a group of Chinese companies to keep Beijing from acqu…

Peter Maass (2019-11-06). Why Did Nobel Winner Peter Handke Have a Secret Passport From Milosevic-Era Yugoslavia? theintercept.com The spring of 1999 was a busy time for Peter Handke, the controversial Austrian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature last month. | Back then, Handke was already criticized for several books that were regarded as denying the Serb genocide of Muslims in Bosnia. But after the U.S. and its NATO allies began a bombing campaign against Serb targets on March 25, Handke stepped even more deeply into wartime politics by traveling to Belgrade to express his solidarity with the isolated country and its strongman, Slobodan Milosevic. "My place is in Serbia if th…

Staff (2019-11-06). Headlines for November 6, 2019. democracynow.org Democrats Take Virginia Legislature & Beat Trump-Backed Governor in Kentucky, NYC Approves Ranked-Choice Voting; Tucson Voters Reject Sanctuary City Measure, JPMorgan CEO Accuses Warren of "Vilifying" Richest Americans, Sondland Now Says There Was Quid Pro Quo on Ukraine, Scientists: Humanity Risks "Untold Suffering" from Climate Change, Brazilians Protest the Largest Oil Auction in Brazilian History, Activists Arrested After Blockading Port of Vancouver in Pipeline Protest, 9 Members of Mormon Family Murdered in Mexico, Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Stabbed in Hong Kong, Israeli Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Expelling…

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

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

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

Staff (2019-11-04). Headlines for November 4, 2019. democracynow.org Four White House Officials Refused to Testify in Impeachment Hearings, Turkish-Backed Forces Accused of War Crimes in Northern Syria, Sen. Warren Releases Details on Her Medicare for All Plan, Trump to Nominate Dr. Stephen Hahn to Lead FDA, EPA Slated to Roll Back Rules to Protect Waterways from Toxic Coal Ash, Group of Automakers Sides with Trump Admin in Fight over Fuel-Efficiency Standards, NYT: Major U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty Could Expire Without Being Replaced, Mali: Over 50 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Military Post, Anti-Government Protests Continue to Sweep Iraq, Lebanon & Algeria, Brazilian Indigen…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-03). "White Helmets Are Preparing New Chemical Provocations In Syria," France Bombs Iraq & Oil Occupation. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/2/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Staff (2019-11-01). Headlines for November 1, 2019. democracynow.org House Votes to Formalize Impeachment Inquiry Into President Trump , Trump Will Avoid State Income Taxes After Declaring Florida Residency, CIA-Backed Afghan Forces Commit Atrocities, Says Human Rights Watch, Iraqi Prime Minister Offers to Resign Amid Anti-Government Protests, Thousands March in Argentina Against IMF-Imposed Austerity, Spain to Replace Chile as Host of COP25 U.N. Climate Conference, Rex Tillerson Denies Exxon Misled Investors Over Climate Risks, Greta Thunberg Turns Down Environment Prize for Her Climate Activism, New California Wildfire Burns Homes in San Bernardino, Keystone Pipeline Spill in No…

Staff (2019-11-01). Chicago Teachers and UAW Members Show That Labor Movement Is Back After "Decades of Concessions" democracynow.org The end of the Chicago teachers' strike comes amid a wave of labor movements, including the longest United Auto Workers strike in almost 50 years. We speak with labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about the historical importance of unions, the rise of worker participation in strike actions and the significance of the Labour Party's organizing in the United Kingdom. Jaffe says workers "are fighting back in the face of decades and decades of concessions, decades and decades of give-backs," and "understanding that unionizing is a way that they have power on the job." She is the author of _Necessary Trouble: Americans in Re…

Alexa Kolbi-Molinas (2019-10-31). Abortion is Legal in All 50 States, and We Intend to Keep It That Way. aclu.org On | Tuesday, a federal court issued a decision in our challenge to Alabama's | near-total ban on abortion blocking the law from taking effect. The decision | comes on the heels of similar rulings blocking abortion bans in Arkansas, | Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah. In other words, the ACLU has an | undefeated, 7-0 record challenging state abortion bans in court. None of the state abortion bans passed | earlier this year will be permitted to take effect. Abortion is — and will | remain — legal in all 50 states. | The | Alabama ban, like all the others, is the anti-abortion movement's t…

Ben Norton (2019-10-28). Trump gives $4.5 million to Syria's White Helmets, which partnered with jihadists and joined Turkey's ethnic cleansing. thegrayzone.com While touting his efforts to end US involvement in Syria, Trump approved $4.5 million more for the White Helmets. This…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-26). Russia Has 'Proof' US Is Smuggling Oil In Syria & Did Israel/US Create A Civil War In Lebanon? thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/26/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Lucas Koerner (2019-10-23). US Renews Chevron License as European Refiner Cuts Venezuela Ties over Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Finnish-Venezuelan refiner Nynas is one of PDVSA's few remaining cash buyers.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-22). US Stays In Syria, Kurds Call On Israel To Attack Turkey & US Says Israel Has 'Right' To Attack Iran. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/21/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-21). Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

CounterSpin (2019-10-18). Khury Petersen-Smith on Turkey & the Kurds, Alex Vitale on the Purpose of Policing. fair.org Media…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-18). Kurds Say Turkey Used Chem Weapons & US Announces Syria Ceasefire That Turkey Says Isn't A Ceasefire. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/17/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-12). Turkey Attacks US Troops, Iran Tanker Bombed No One Cares, CIA "Whistleblower" & Terrorism Vaccine. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Paul Dobson (2019-10-07). Venezuela Arrests Oil Exec for Corruption, Receives $4bn in Russian Investment. venezuelanalysis.com Moscow and Caracas are reportedly working on a long-term cooperation agreement set to last at least until 2030.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-04). US Caught Meddling In Tunisian Election, Israel Politician Likens Israel To Nazi Germany & Hypocrisy. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/4/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

CounterSpin (2019-09-27). Shailly Gupta Barnes, Frances Fox Piven on Defining and Ending Poverty. fair.org Media…

2019-11-10: Social Media Postees

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Far-Right Extremism Divides Germany's Most Notorious Soccer Derby
Dave Braneck | thenation.com | 2019-11-10
Far-Right Extremism Divides Germany's Most Notorious Soccer Derby…
thenation.com/article/berlin-wall-germany-soccer/

U.S. Congress Initiative May Launch a Political Crisis in Ukraine
Jorge Wilson | indybay.org | 2019-11-10
Ukraine's permanent cooperation with the international community makes it impossible to imagine that changes in the Ukrainian policy wouldn't affect the US and the EU foreign agenda.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/07/18827921.php

Leaked US Memo Confirms NATO Ally Turkey Pursuing "Ethnic Cleansing" in Syria
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-10
Everyone in Washington knows NATO's second largest military is now engaged in ongoing ethnic cleansing.

Leaked US Memo Confirms NATO Ally Turkey Pursuing "Ethnic Cleansing" in Syria

Vote-weary Spain Holds Election, Hoping to Break Stalemate
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-10
Spain held its second parliamentary election in just over six months on Sunday, with voters likely to deliver an even more fragmented parliament with no clear winner and a sizeable showing by the far-right. | Opinion polls show the Socialists in the lead but likely to win slightly fewer seats than in April's vote, while the conservative People's Party (PP) could gain strength and the far-right Vox could become the country's third-largest party, just months after winning its first parliamentary seats. | Spain has been struggling to put stable governments together since 2015, when new parties emerged from the f…
telesurenglish.net/news/Vote-weary-Spain-Holds-Election-Hoping-to-Break-Stalemate-20191110-0002.html

Climate 'Is the Election Priority' for the UK
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-10
The real issue facing the United Kingdom in next month's general election is not whether to choose Brexit, to stay in the European Union or leave it, a prominent lawyer says, because the climate "is the election priority" for the UK. | With Britain due to host the November 2020 United Nations climate talks, she told a London conference, it is vital that the new government elected on 12 December takes the lead by enacting policies to tackle the climate emergency. | Farhana Yamin, an international climate change lawyer, said that currently the world w…
truthdig.com/articles/climate-is-the-election-priority-for-the-uk/

Germany, Allies Celebrate 30 Years Since Berlin Wall Fell
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-09
Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders place flowers on the remains of the wall that divided the German capital for 28 years.
truthdig.com/articles/germany-allies-celebrate-30-years-since-berlin-wall-fell/

Trump has Not Agreed to Roll Back Tariffs on Chinese Goods
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-09
President Donald Trump on Friday said he has not agreed to rollbacks of U.S. tariffs sought by China, sparking fresh doubts about when the world's two largest economies may end a 16-month trade war that has slowed global growth. | RELATED: | Trump's Lawyer Waged Campaign Against Envoy to Ukraine: Impeachment Probe | Officials from both countries on Thursday had said China and the United States have agreed to roll back tariffs on each others' goods in a "phase one" trade deal. But the idea…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-has-Not-Agreed-to-Roll-Back-Tariffs-on-Chinese-Goods-20191108-0007.html

Grandson of Holocaust Survivors Deported from Israel for Volunteering
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-11-09
Austrian citizen of Jewish origin Edmond Sichrovsky, who was banned and deported from Israel on suspicion of volunteering in Palestine on Friday, October 25. International Solidarity Movement, Features, Press Releases An Austrian citizen of Jewish origin and grandson of Holocaust survivors was banned from entering Israel on suspicion of volunteering in …
imemc.org/article/grandson-of-holocaust-survivors-deported-from-israel-for-volunteering/

Spain's November 10 elections and the fight against authoritarian rule
wsws.org | 2019-11-09
On Sunday, Spain will hold its fourth general elections in as many years, six months after the last elections this April.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/09/spai-n09.html

French Paper: French Woman Claims Rape by Polanski in 1975
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-09
The filmmaker pleaded guilty in the U.S. in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old, then fled to Europe the following year.
truthdig.com/articles/french-paper-french-woman-claims-rape-by-polanski-in-1975/

60,000 young refugees and migrants who arrived in Italy alone lack support
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-08
United Nations agencies on Friday highlighted the dire needs of thousands of unaccompanied and separated children who have arrived in Italy as refugees, lacking the proper support to transition through to adulthood.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1050951

Catalan Leader Will Not Participate in Sunday's Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-08
Spain's Central Electoral Board (JEC) on Friday dismissed the possibility that Oriol Junqueras, a Catalan pro-independence leader, can stand as a candidate for Sunday's election as he had requested. | RELATED: | Thousands of Catalan Activists Protest Spain's Royal Visit | The JEC supported its decision on the grounds that Catalonia's former Vice-President i…
telesurenglish.net/news/Catalan-Leader-Will-Not-Participate-in-Sundays-Elections–20191108-0005.html

Thoughts on the Berlin Wall 30 years after its demise
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-08
This weekend, there are events in Germany commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the pages of the press, prominent persons–from former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker to current German Chancellor Angela Merkel to former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev–are all weighing in with their commentaries on the significance …
peoplesworld.org/article/thoughts-on-the-berlin-wall-30-years-after-its-demise/

30 Years Ago Eastern Europeans Tore Down Walls. Now They Write Pop Songs to Putin
Lev Golinkin | thenation.com | 2019-11-08
30 Years Ago Eastern Europeans Tore Down Walls. Now They Write Pop Songs to Putin.
thenation.com/article/germany-berlin-wall-russia/

Top UN court will consider Ukraine allegations against Russia of treaty violations
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-08
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has agreed to hear claims by Ukraine related to the conflict in the east of the country, where Government forces have been fighting mostly pro-Russian separatists, for more than five years.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1051001

US seizure of oil fields escalates tensions in Syria
wsws.org | 2019-11-08
Russia has issued a warning that it will not cooperate with US forces in the region, raising the threat of a military clash.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/08/syi-n08.html

Flying Leaps, 30 Years Later
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
I never imagined that the US would use the Stasi playbook as the template for its own state sponsored surveillance regime and turning not only its own citizens into virtual persons of interest, but also millions of citizens in the rest of the world. — NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake, testifying before the European Parliament Committee…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/08/flying-leaps-30-years-later/

Polls: A Closer Look to the Future of Spain After Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-08
Spain is about to face general elections next November 10th, fourth round in four years, after the absence of political agreement back in September didn't allow Pedro Sanchez to assume the presidency. It's the first time something like this takes place in the history of Europe. | RELATED: | Catalan Leader Will Not Participate in Sunday's Elections | This period of political instability was defined by the rise of new political forces that broke the historic rivalry of power between P…
telesurenglish.net/news/polls-a-closer-look-to-the-future-of-spain–20191108-0015.html

Middle East: a Complex Re-alignment
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
The fallout from the September attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil facilities is continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, sidelining old enmities–sometimes for new ones–and re-drawing traditional alliances. While Turkey's recent invasion of northern Syria is grabbing the headlines, the bigger story may be that major regional players are contemplating some historic re-alignments. After…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/08/middle-east-a-complex-re-alignment/

Roaming Charges: Enter Sondland
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
+ One of the useful life-lessons Roy Cohn taught the young Donald Trump was always to have a fall guy, a patsy on retainer to take the blame when a deal goes sour. In the Ukraine extortion scheme, the patsy was supposed to be Gordon Sondland. Sondland was a guy who, though not exactly an…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/08/roaming-charges-enter-sondland/

'The Business of Building Walls': New Report Shows Companies Cashing In on Europe's Expanding Anti-Migrant Barriers
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-08
"As we celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is tragic that so many new walls have been built across Europe to keep out the most vulnerable people on our planet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/europe-new-walls-business.jpg
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The Soul of the Russian Revolution
Eugene V. Debs | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-07
Eugene V. Debs, leading American socialist of early 20th century and frequent Socialist presidential candidate, wrote "The Soul of the Russian Revolution" for The Call magazine. It was originally published on April 21, 1918. Though the revolution in Russia eventually succumbed to pressures from both within and without, this article offers a view into the excitement and …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-soul-of-the-russian-revolution/

'Terminator' warlord Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30 years in prison for DR Congo atrocities
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-07
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday handed down a maximum 30-year prison sentence for mass murder and numerous other atrocities, to Bosco Ntaganda, the heaviest sanction yet imposed by judges at The Hague, in the Netherlands.
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Transcript of US ambassador to Ukraine reveals leaked 'smoking gun' testimony based on hearsay & 'fake news' media
rt.com | 2019-11-07
Impeachment testimony from former US ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor reveals the fatal 'quid pro quo' at the center of the probe rests on mere hearsay, even as Taylor's words are held up as a smoking gun by Trump's enemies. | In the course of his October 22 deposition, made public on Wednesday, Taylor explains it was his "clear understanding" that "security assistance money would not come" until Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "committed to pursue the investigation" of natural gas firm Burisma Hol…
rt.com/usa/472805-taylor-testimony-reveals-condition-hearsay/

Ex-Twitter Workers Charged with Spying for Saudis as Part of Kingdom's Growing Crackdown on Dissent
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-07
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two former Twitter employees with helping Saudi Arabia spy on thousands of the kingdom's critics. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo are accused of giving the Saudi government detailed information about users, including telephone numbers and email addresses linked to the accounts, as well as internet protocol addresses that could be used to identify a user's location. The charges are being filed just over a year after the brutal murder of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey. A new report by Human Rights Watch fin…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/7/former_twitter_employees_charged_with_spying

Algerian Protesters Are Still in the Streets, Months After Pushing Out Longtime President Bouteflika
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-07
In Algeria, protests against corruption, the jailing of opposition leaders and the army's powerful role in national politics have entered their ninth month. Tens of thousands filled the streets of the capital Algiers last Friday to mark the 65th anniversary of the war of independence from France and to demand a "new revolution" rather than an upcoming election they say will be rigged. Over 100 student protesters were arrested last night as the Algerian government intensified its crackdown on demonstrators ahead of the upcoming polls. Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah announced the country will hold a presiden…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/7/algerian_protests_enter_ninth_month_ahead

'I served in the war she championed!': Tulsi & The View's Behar face off in tense exchange over Clinton & 'Russian asset' smears
rt.com | 2019-11-06
Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard faced off in a fiery exchange with The View's Joy Behar after taking issue with being branded a "useful idiot" by the co-host on a previous episode of the show. | A clearly fed up Gabbard confronted the hosts who have previously maligned her as a Russian asset and "Assad apologist" over her views on the war in Syria. The anti-Gabbard media hysteria was kicked up a notch after failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also suggested she was being groomed by Moscow to run as a third party disrupter candidate. | "You are implying that I am too stupid, and too na…
rt.com/usa/472806-gabbard-view-russian-asset/

The Persistent Influence of Trump's "Shadow Adviser" Erik Prince
Jeremy Scahill | theintercept.com | 2019-11-06
The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the Trump administration approached Blackwater founder and Trump shadow adviser Erik Prince about potentially buying a Ukrainian aerospace company that the U.S. government wants to prevent the Chinese government from acquiring. "Motor Sich is a leading maker of helicopter and airplane engines and the U.S. wants to scuttle its pending sale to a group of Chinese companies to keep Beijing from acqu…
theintercept.com/2019/11/05/erik-prince-trump-ukraine-china/

Why Did Nobel Winner Peter Handke Have a Secret Passport From Milosevic-Era Yugoslavia?
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2019-11-06
The spring of 1999 was a busy time for Peter Handke, the controversial Austrian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature last month. | Back then, Handke was already criticized for several books that were regarded as denying the Serb genocide of Muslims in Bosnia. But after the U.S. and its NATO allies began a bombing campaign against Serb targets on March 25, Handke stepped even more deeply into wartime politics by traveling to Belgrade to express his solidarity with the isolated country and its strongman, Slobodan Milosevic. "My place is in Serbia if th…
theintercept.com/2019/11/06/nobel-prize-literature-peter-handke-yugoslavia-passport/

International community urged to deliver on promise for better future for Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-05
Current trends and public pronouncements by some political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina indicate an effort to roll back reforms implemented since the end of the Balkan wars two decades ago, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.
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Diplomat suddenly 'remembers' personally delivering Ukrainian 'quid pro quo' AFTER reading Trump impeachment testimonies
rt.com | 2019-11-05
The US ambassador to the EU has suddenly remembered he did notify Kiev that military aid was contingent on launching a corruption probe into the gas company that employed Hunter Biden, his memory jogged by impeachment testimonies. | Ambassador Gordon Sondland said he did, after all, tell an aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that US military aid to the country depended on Zelensky publicly pledging to open a corruption investigation into Burisma Holdings, the natural gas company which had hired Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden's son onto its board of directors. Sondland recalled this i…
rt.com/usa/472696-sondland-modifies-impeachment-testimony-ukraine/

"Release My Mother": A Yale Student Fights to Halt Deportation of His Mother with Stage IV Cancer
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-05
Tania Romero, an undocumented mother from Honduras and survivor of stage IV cancer, is fighting to remain in the United States with her four children. Two months ago, Romero was imprisoned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the privately owned Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, interrupting her life-saving medical treatments. In mid-August, Romero was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction and arrested for not having a driver's license. Tania Romero's attorney requested a stay of deportation on humanitarian grounds because of her fragile health, but it was denied in September. Her son, Cristian…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/5/cancer_patient_tania_romero_ice_detention

"White Helmets Are Preparing New Chemical Provocations In Syria," France Bombs Iraq & Oil Occupation
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-03
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/2/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/white-helmets-are-preparing-new-chemical-provocations-in-syria-france-bombs-iraq-oil-occupation/

Chicago Teachers and UAW Members Show That Labor Movement Is Back After "Decades of Concessions"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-01
The end of the Chicago teachers' strike comes amid a wave of labor movements, including the longest United Auto Workers strike in almost 50 years. We speak with labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about the historical importance of unions, the rise of worker participation in strike actions and the significance of the Labour Party's organizing in the United Kingdom. Jaffe says workers "are fighting back in the face of decades and decades of concessions, decades and decades of give-backs," and "understanding that unionizing is a way that they have power on the job." She is the author of _Necessary Trouble: Americans in Re…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/1/uaw_strike_uk_labor_party_corbyn

Abortion is Legal in All 50 States, and We Intend to Keep It That Way
Alexa Kolbi-Molinas | aclu.org | 2019-10-31
On | Tuesday, a federal court issued a decision in our challenge to Alabama's | near-total ban on abortion blocking the law from taking effect. The decision | comes on the heels of similar rulings blocking abortion bans in Arkansas, | Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah. In other words, the ACLU has an | undefeated, 7-0 record challenging state abortion bans in court. None of the state abortion bans passed | earlier this year will be permitted to take effect. Abortion is — and will | remain — legal in all 50 states. | The | Alabama ban, like all the others, is the anti-abortion movement's t…
aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/abortion-is-legal-in-all-50-states-and-we-intend-to-keep-it-that-way

Trump gives $4.5 million to Syria's White Helmets, which partnered with jihadists and joined Turkey's ethnic cleansing
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-28
While touting his efforts to end US involvement in Syria, Trump approved $4.5 million more for the White Helmets. This…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/28/trump-million-syria-jihadist-white-helmets/

Russia Has 'Proof' US Is Smuggling Oil In Syria & Did Israel/US Create A Civil War In Lebanon?
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-26
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thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/russia-has-proof-us-smuggling-oil-syria-did-israel-us-create-civil-war-lebanon/

US Renews Chevron License as European Refiner Cuts Venezuela Ties over Sanctions
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-23
Finnish-Venezuelan refiner Nynas is one of PDVSA's few remaining cash buyers.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14702

US Stays In Syria, Kurds Call On Israel To Attack Turkey & US Says Israel Has 'Right' To Attack Iran
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-22
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Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-21
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Kurds Say Turkey Used Chem Weapons & US Announces Syria Ceasefire That Turkey Says Isn't A Ceasefire
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-18
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Khury Petersen-Smith on Turkey & the Kurds, Alex Vitale on the Purpose of Policing
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-10-18
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Turkey Attacks US Troops, Iran Tanker Bombed No One Cares, CIA "Whistleblower" & Terrorism Vaccine
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-12
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