Daily Archives: November 11, 2019

2019-11-11: News Headlines

Matthew Hoh (2019-11-11). And the Armies That Remained Suffer'd: Veterans, Moral Injury and Suicide. commondreams.org Think now of young men or women home from Iraq or Afghanistan, Somalia or Panama, Vietnam or Korea, the woods of Europe or the islands of the Pacific, what they have done cannot be undone, all the words of assurance that their actions were not murder cannot be justified, and nothing can clean the haunting blood from their hands. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Robert Reeves) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/forever_war_0.jpeg

Robert Fisk (2019-11-11). How the Syrian Democratic Forces Were Suddenly Transformed into "Kurdish Forces" counterpunch.org That wars end very differently to our own expectations — or our plans — was established long ago. That "we" won the Second World War did not mean the Americans would win the Vietnam war, or that France would vanquish its enemies in Algeria. Yet the moment we decide who the good guys are, and who the evil More

RT (2019-11-11). Footballer in tears as he is SENT OFF after responding to racist abuse in Ukraine (VIDEO). rt.com Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taison left the pitch in tears after he was sent off for responding to racist abuse from Dynamo Kiev fans during the team's encounter on Sunday. | The Brazilian, 31, picked up the ball and kicked it into the stands at Dynamo fans after an incident in the second half in response to apparent racist chants. | He also gave supporters the middle finger, while referee Mykola Balakinwas temporarily ordered players off the pitch. Taison was seen in tears as he was consoled by teammates and Dynamo Kiev players while Dentinho, a fellow Brazilian, was also seen crying. | However, when the play…

RT (2019-11-11). Tulsi Gabbard lawyer demanding retraction from Hillary Clinton over 'defamatory' Russian asset smear. rt.com A lawyer for presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is demanding that Hillary Clinton retract her "defamatory" comments alleging that the anti-war Democrat is a Russian asset and Moscow's "favorite" for the 2020 election. | In a letter to Clinton seen by the Hill, Gabbard's legal counsel said Clinton "knew it was false" when she accused the Hawaii congresswoman of being a Russian asset. "Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately," Gabbard's lawyer wrote in the letter, demanding a verbal response from Clinton. | This fabricated story is so facially improbable that it is actionabl…

RT (2019-11-11). False start: Stefanos Tsitsipas downs Russia's Daniil Medvedev in ATP Finals opener. rt.com Greek tennis ace Stefanos Tsitsipas opened his ATP Finals campaign by beating US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev of Russia 7-6, 6-4 in London. | Both debutants of the season-ending finale held their serve in first set, before Tsitispas gained the upper hand in the tie-break. | READ MORE: Solid and confident: Novak Djokovic destroys debutant Matteo Berrettini in Nitto ATP Finals curtain-raiser | Fourth seed Medvedev, 23, had several chances to break his Greek opponent in the second set, however it was Tsitsipas who…

RT (2019-11-11). Sleeping rough in Europe's economic powerhouse: Homelessness on the rise in Germany. rt.com Germany accounts for more than a quarter of the EU's economic output, and has been described by every news outlet going as a "powerhouse." But behind the headlines, homelessness is rising, and recession looms. | The number of homeless people in Germany rose by more than four percent between 2017 and 2018, a new report from the Federal Association for Assistance to Homeless People (BAGW) revealed on Monday. Some 678,000 people were without permanent accommodation last year, up from 650,000 in 2017. Of these, 41,000 were sleepin…

RT (2019-11-11). 'Catalan independence push & weakness of old parties propelled rightwing Vox to its best ever result in Spanish election'. rt.com The Spanish voters are so tired of the traditional parties being unable to solve the Catalan and migrant issues, that they gave their voices to Vox, despite its rightwing agenda and lack of any actual policy, the experts told RT. | Vox unexpectedly came third in the Spanish general election on Sunday, claiming 52 seats in the country's 350-seat parliament and more than doubling their results from previous elections. | The reason for that is the "weakening" of the traditional parties, said Vladimir Shveitser of the Moscow-based Institute for Europe. | The ruling Socialists (PSOE) "remain deadlocked between the…

RT (2019-11-11). 'Terrible mistake'? Polish PM slams Netflix over documentary implying Poland shared responsibility for Nazi crimes. rt.com Netflix is "urgently" looking into complaints from Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki that a new Holocaust documentary is "rewriting history" by implying that Poland shared responsibility for death camp murders on its soil. | Morawiecki is pressuring the US streaming giant to modify the documentary, which shows the World War II-era Nazi death camps on a map of Poland, but drawn inside the country's modern borders. | In a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the Polish PM said that the map shown in the documentary series 'The Devil Next Door' implies that Poland existed as an independent nation and thu…

Staff (2019-11-11). Election in Spain Only Deepens Political Uncertainty. truthdig.com No clear mandate in Sunday vote raises the prospect of a fifth vote in as many years. Far-right party's surge in support is an added worry.

Tom Coburg (2019-11-11). Four Russia-linked tycoons donated around £2.7m to Tories. Putin must be delighted. thecanary.co While the Intelligence and Security Committee ( ISC) report on alleged Russian interference in UK elections continues to languish, The Canary has conducted a search of the UK Electoral Commission database. The search was on political donations by four Russia-linked oligarchs. | From this source, the total donations came to a whopping £2,578,909.38 (or £2,768.909.38 if including what appear to be additional payments by Lubov Chernukhin). Nearly all the donations went to the Conservative Party or in…

WSWS (2019-11-11). In Berlin Wall speech, Pompeo advances crusade against Russia and China. wsws.org In a hypocritical address invoking a worldwide crusade for "freedom," Pompeo escalated US threats of global war.

Alexandra Marvar (2019-11-11). Turkey's Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water. thenation.com Turkey's Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-11). Turkey's Syria 'Ethnic Cleansing' In US Memo, US Can Shoot 'Any Syrian' Over Oil & A Bolivia Coup. 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 (11/6/19). 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 …

Naomi Oreskes (2019-11-11). The Greatest Scam in History: How the Energy Companies Took Us All. commondreams.org In 2006, for instance, the Royal Society of the United Kingdom documented ExxonMobil's funding of 39 organizations that promoted "inaccurate and misleading" views of climate science. (Photo: Johnny Silvercloud/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/exxonknew_0_0.jpeg

WSWS (2019-11-11). German defence minister calls for expansion of foreign military interventions. wsws.org In a keynote address, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer declared, "there is broad agreement that, given the strategic challenges, Germany must … "do more to defend our values and interests."

The Canary (2019-11-11). Leave.EU app would tell Brexiteers to vote Boris Johnson over Nigel Farage. thecanary.co Millionaire and former Nigel Farage ally Arron Banks is set to advise voters in hundreds of seats to vote Conservative rather than Brexit Party.One of the self-styled "Bad Boys of Brexit", Banks is preparing to unveil a tactical voting app in a bid to give the prime minister a majority of pro-Brexit MPs in order to push his Withdrawal Agreement through.A spokesman for Leave.EU confirmed a Times report that suggested a new app will tell voters in Stoke-on-Trent, which voted 70% in favour of leaving the European Union, to vote Tory at the general election on 12 December to ensure that Brexit goes ahead. | That advi…

teleSUR (2019-11-10). 13,500 People March in Paris Against Islamophobia. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people marched Sunday in the French capital Paris to protest Islamophobia in the country after a man with far-right views fired shots in a mosque in the southwestern city of Bayonne two weeks ago, injuring two elderly men. | RELATED: | Burqa Ban in the Netherlands Imposed With Little Support | The protest, which brought together 13,500 people according to a count by an independent counting firm, also came as the debate over the position of Muslims and Muslim symbols and…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-11-08). Roaming Charges: Enter Sondland. counterpunch.org + 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 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…

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

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…

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 …

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.

Fight Back (2019-11-07). 102 years since October Revolution. fightbacknews.org This paper prepared collectively by the central leadership of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and was presented by leading member of FRSO, Frank Chapman, at the Centennial Commemoration of the October Revolution, held in New York City, July 2017. The event was sponsored by People's Response for International Solidarity and Mass Mobilization (PRISM) in cooperation with the U.S. member organizations of the International League of People's Struggle (ILPS-US). |
| Introduction | As communists and revolutionaries, we welcome this opportunity to mark the 100th anniversary of Russia's 1917 October Revolution,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 (2019-11-05). "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 …

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.

2019-11-11: Social Media Postees

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'Terrible mistake'? Polish PM slams Netflix over documentary implying Poland shared responsibility for Nazi crimes
rt.com | 2019-11-11
Netflix is "urgently" looking into complaints from Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki that a new Holocaust documentary is "rewriting history" by implying that Poland shared responsibility for death camp murders on its soil. | Morawiecki is pressuring the US streaming giant to modify the documentary, which shows the World War II-era Nazi death camps on a map of Poland, but drawn inside the country's modern borders. | In a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the Polish PM said that the map shown in the documentary series 'The Devil Next Door' implies that Poland existed as an independent nation and thu…
rt.com/news/473169-netflix-poland-nazi-camps/

How the Syrian Democratic Forces Were Suddenly Transformed into "Kurdish Forces"
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-11
That wars end very differently to our own expectations — or our plans — was established long ago. That "we" won the Second World War did not mean the Americans would win the Vietnam war, or that France would vanquish its enemies in Algeria. Yet the moment we decide who the good guys are, and who the evil…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/11/how-the-syrian-democratic-forces-were-suddenly-transformed-into-kurdish-forces/

Tulsi Gabbard lawyer demanding retraction from Hillary Clinton over 'defamatory' Russian asset smear
rt.com | 2019-11-11
A lawyer for presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is demanding that Hillary Clinton retract her "defamatory" comments alleging that the anti-war Democrat is a Russian asset and Moscow's "favorite" for the 2020 election. | In a letter to Clinton seen by the Hill, Gabbard's legal counsel said Clinton "knew it was false" when she accused the Hawaii congresswoman of being a Russian asset. "Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately," Gabbard's lawyer wrote in the letter, demanding a verbal response from Clinton. | This fabricated story is so facially improbable that it is actionabl…
rt.com/usa/473173-gabbard-clinton-lawyer-defamation/

Election in Spain Only Deepens Political Uncertainty
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-11
No clear mandate in Sunday vote raises the prospect of a fifth vote in as many years. Far-right party's surge in support is an added worry.
truthdig.com/articles/election-in-spain-only-deepens-long-term-political-uncertainty/

Footballer in tears as he is SENT OFF after responding to racist abuse in Ukraine (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-11-11
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taison left the pitch in tears after he was sent off for responding to racist abuse from Dynamo Kiev fans during the team's encounter on Sunday. | The Brazilian, 31, picked up the ball and kicked it into the stands at Dynamo fans after an incident in the second half in response to apparent racist chants. | He also gave supporters the middle finger, while referee Mykola Balakinwas temporarily ordered players off the pitch. Taison was seen in tears as he was consoled by teammates and Dynamo Kiev players while Dentinho, a fellow Brazilian, was also seen crying. | However, when the play…
rt.com/sport/473155-ukraine-footballer-taison-leaves-pitch-tears-racist-abuse/

False start: Stefanos Tsitsipas downs Russia's Daniil Medvedev in ATP Finals opener
rt.com | 2019-11-11
Greek tennis ace Stefanos Tsitsipas opened his ATP Finals campaign by beating US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev of Russia 7-6, 6-4 in London. | Both debutants of the season-ending finale held their serve in first set, before Tsitispas gained the upper hand in the tie-break. | READ MORE: Solid and confident: Novak Djokovic destroys debutant Matteo Berrettini in Nitto ATP Finals curtain-raiser | Fourth seed Medvedev, 23, had several chances to break his Greek opponent in the second set, however it was Tsitsipas who…
rt.com/sport/473162-daniil-medvedev-stefanos-tsitsipas-atp-finals/

In Berlin Wall speech, Pompeo advances crusade against Russia and China
wsws.org | 2019-11-11
In a hypocritical address invoking a worldwide crusade for "freedom," Pompeo escalated US threats of global war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/11/pers-n11.html

Four Russia-linked tycoons donated around £2.7m to Tories. Putin must be delighted
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2019-11-11
While the Intelligence and Security Committee ( ISC) report on alleged Russian interference in UK elections continues to languish, The Canary has conducted a search of the UK Electoral Commission database. The search was on political donations by four Russia-linked oligarchs. | From this source, the total donations came to a whopping £2,578,909.38 (or £2,768.909.38 if including what appear to be additional payments by Lubov Chernukhin). Nearly all the donations went to the Conservative Party or in…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/11/11/four-russia-linked-tycoons-donated-around-2-7m-to-tories-putin-must-be-delighted/

Turkey's Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water
Alexandra Marvar | thenation.com | 2019-11-11
Turkey's Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water…
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Turkey's Syria 'Ethnic Cleansing' In US Memo, US Can Shoot 'Any Syrian' Over Oil & A Bolivia Coup
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-11
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 (11/6/19). 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 …
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'Catalan independence push & weakness of old parties propelled rightwing Vox to its best ever result in Spanish election'
rt.com | 2019-11-11
The Spanish voters are so tired of the traditional parties being unable to solve the Catalan and migrant issues, that they gave their voices to Vox, despite its rightwing agenda and lack of any actual policy, the experts told RT. | Vox unexpectedly came third in the Spanish general election on Sunday, claiming 52 seats in the country's 350-seat parliament and more than doubling their results from previous elections. | The reason for that is the "weakening" of the traditional parties, said Vladimir Shveitser of the Moscow-based Institute for Europe. | The ruling Socialists (PSOE) "remain deadlocked between the…
rt.com/news/473114-vox-party-election-experts/

And the Armies That Remained Suffer'd: Veterans, Moral Injury and Suicide
Matthew Hoh | commondreams.org | 2019-11-11
Think now of young men or women home from Iraq or Afghanistan, Somalia or Panama, Vietnam or Korea, the woods of Europe or the islands of the Pacific, what they have done cannot be undone, all the words of assurance that their actions were not murder cannot be justified, and nothing can clean the haunting blood from their hands. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Robert Reeves) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/forever_war_0.jpeg
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Sleeping rough in Europe's economic powerhouse: Homelessness on the rise in Germany
rt.com | 2019-11-11
Germany accounts for more than a quarter of the EU's economic output, and has been described by every news outlet going as a "powerhouse." But behind the headlines, homelessness is rising, and recession looms. | The number of homeless people in Germany rose by more than four percent between 2017 and 2018, a new report from the Federal Association for Assistance to Homeless People (BAGW) revealed on Monday. Some 678,000 people were without permanent accommodation last year, up from 650,000 in 2017. Of these, 41,000 were sleepin…
rt.com/news/473180-germany-homeless-increasing-economy/

The Greatest Scam in History: How the Energy Companies Took Us All
Naomi Oreskes | commondreams.org | 2019-11-11
In 2006, for instance, the Royal Society of the United Kingdom documented ExxonMobil's funding of 39 organizations that promoted "inaccurate and misleading" views of climate science. (Photo: Johnny Silvercloud/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/exxonknew_0_0.jpeg
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German defence minister calls for expansion of foreign military interventions
wsws.org | 2019-11-11
In a keynote address, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer declared, "there is broad agreement that, given the strategic challenges, Germany must … "do more to defend our values and interests."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/11/kram-n11.html

Leave.EU app would tell Brexiteers to vote Boris Johnson over Nigel Farage
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-11
Millionaire and former Nigel Farage ally Arron Banks is set to advise voters in hundreds of seats to vote Conservative rather than Brexit Party.One of the self-styled "Bad Boys of Brexit", Banks is preparing to unveil a tactical voting app in a bid to give the prime minister a majority of pro-Brexit MPs in order to push his Withdrawal Agreement through.A spokesman for Leave.EU confirmed a Times report that suggested a new app will tell voters in Stoke-on-Trent, which voted 70% in favour of leaving the European Union, to vote Tory at the general election on 12 December to ensure that Brexit goes ahead. | That advi…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/11/11/leave-eu-app-would-tell-brexiteers-to-vote-boris-johnson-over-nigel-farage/

13,500 People March in Paris Against Islamophobia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-10
Thousands of people marched Sunday in the French capital Paris to protest Islamophobia in the country after a man with far-right views fired shots in a mosque in the southwestern city of Bayonne two weeks ago, injuring two elderly men. | RELATED: | Burqa Ban in the Netherlands Imposed With Little Support | The protest, which brought together 13,500 people according to a count by an independent counting firm, also came as the debate over the position of Muslims and Muslim symbols and…
telesurenglish.net/news/13500-People-March-in-Paris-Against-Islamophobia-20191110-0016.html

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

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

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/

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

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

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

'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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1050841

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/

102 years since October Revolution
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-07
This paper prepared collectively by the central leadership of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and was presented by leading member of FRSO, Frank Chapman, at the Centennial Commemoration of the October Revolution, held in New York City, July 2017. The event was sponsored by People's Response for International Solidarity and Mass Mobilization (PRISM) in cooperation with the U.S. member organizations of the International League of People's Struggle (ILPS-US). | | Introduction | As communists and revolutionaries, we welcome this opportunity to mark the 100th anniversary of Russia's 1917 October Revolution,…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/7/102-years-october-revolution

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

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

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/

'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/

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/

"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
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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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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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Khury Petersen-Smith on Turkey & the Kurds, Alex Vitale on the Purpose of Policing
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-10-18
Media…
fair.org/home/khury-petersen-smith-on-turkey-the-kurds-alex-vitale-on-the-purpose-of-policing/

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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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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