2020-01-12: Social Media Postees

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Spain and Gibraltar Detain 47 Migrant Smugglers – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
The Spanish National Police and the law enforcement agencies of Gibraltar conducted a joint operation against a criminal group that transported migrants, according to 20 Minutos Editora media otlet.
sputniknews.com/europe/202001121078014497-spain-and-gibraltar-detain-47-migrant-smugglers—reports/

Additional 6 Months Granted to NATO Terrorists North of Syria by the UN Security Council
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
Al-Qaeda terrorists operating in the north of Syria and oppressing millions of Syrians can now breathe comfort after the United Nations Security Council extended their supply routes from their regional sponsor NATO member state Turkey for an additional Six months …
globalresearch.ca/additional-6-months-given-nato-terrorists-north-syria-unsc/5700309

Libya's Rival Factions Accuse Each Other of Violating Ceasefire
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
Libya's warring factions, the United Nations-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al Sarraj and the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by General Kalifa Haftar, have accused each other of violating an agreed ceasefire Sunday. | RELATED: | Russia and Turkey Call for Ceasefire in Libya | Early on Sunday morning, Reuters reported that fire exchange could be heard in Salaheddin and Ain Zara districts in Tripoli. | The GNA warned in a statement that it had recorded gunfire in the Salaheddin and…
telesurenglish.net/news/Libyas-Rival-Factions-Accuse-Each-Other-of-Violating-Ceasefire-20200112-0012.html

Israel's Former Envoy to Poland: Poles Don't Want to Rewrite History but They Look at it Differently
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
Israel is caught in the middle of an ongoing squabble between Russia and Poland over who started World War II. But while the Poles have every right to claim they were victims, Warsaw shouldn't sweep under the rug its collaboration with the Nazis, believes a former diplomat.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202001121078014895-israels-former-envoy-to-poland-poles-dont-want-to-rewrite-history-but-they-look-at-it-differently/

US sanctions will delay Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline but WON'T END IT, Polish PM admits
rt.com | 2020-01-12
The Polish prime minister has admitted that US sanctions will fail to torpedo the major Baltic Sea pipeline intended to supply Germany with Russian natural gas, and says he wishes the project had "never begun in the first place." | "I believe the US sanctions will delay the project but will not end it," Mateusz Morawiecki told German newspaper Die Welt in an interview. | Swiss-Dutch pipe-laying company Allseas stopped its work on the pipeline in December through fear of getting hit by the sanctions, which were adopted by the US earlier that month. | Morawiecki, whose government argues that the project will mak…
rt.com/news/478068-poland-pm-nord-stream/

Russian figure skating duet Apollinariia Panfilova & Dmitry Rylov claim gold at 2020 Youth Olympics
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russian junior skaters Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov delivered a win for the national team at the 2020 Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland, claiming gold in the pairs event. | Panfilova and Rylov put on a flawless performance on Sunday, perfectly dealing with the technical elements, including two impeccably landed triple throws. | READ MORE: New rival for Zagitova and Medvedeva? Russian gymnast Alexandra Soldatova tries out figure skating elements | The duet received 127.47 points for thei…
rt.com/sport/478067-figure-skating-pairs-youth-olympics/

Russian figure skating duo Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov claim gold at 2020 Youth Olympics (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russian junior skaters Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov delivered a win for the national team at the 2020 Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland, claiming gold in the pairs event. | Panfilova and Rylov put on a flawless performance on Sunday, perfectly dealing with the technical elements, including two impeccably landed triple throws. | READ MORE: New rival for Zagitova and Medvedeva? Russian gymnast Alexandra Soldatova tries out figure skating elements | The duet received 127.47 points for thei…
rt.com/sport/478067-figure-skating-pairs-youth-olympics/

Russian figure skating duo Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov claim gold at 2020 Youth Olympics (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russian junior skaters Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov delivered a win for the national team at the 2020 Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland, claiming gold in the pairs event. | Panfilova and Rylov put on a flawless performance on Sunday, perfectly dealing with the technical elements, including two impeccably landed triple throws. | READ MORE: New rival for Zagitova and Medvedeva? Russian gymnast Alexandra Soldatova tries out figure skating elements | The duet received 127.47 points for thei…
rt.com/sport/478067-figure-skating-pairs-youth-olympics/

Water polo drubbing: Russian women's team scores WHOPPING 31 GOALS against Slovakia at European Championship (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russia's women's water polo team started their campaign for an Olympic berth in style, destroying their Slovakian rivals 31-2 in the opening game of the 2020 European Championship in Budapest, Hungary. | The Russians netted a total of 14 unanswered goals during the first two quarters to ensure a dominant victory long before the match ended. | READ MORE: WATCH: South Korean water polo players shed tears of joy after scoring in 30-1 demolition by Russia | The Slovakian squad managed to score two consolation…
rt.com/sport/478073-water-polo-russia-slovakia-european-championship/

Water polo drubbing: Russian women's team scores WHOPPING 31 GOALS against Slovakia at European Championship (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russia's women's water polo team started their campaign for an Olympic berth in style, destroying their Slovakian rivals 31-2 in the opening game of the 2020 European Championship in Budapest, Hungary. | The Russians netted a total of 14 unanswered goals during the first two quarters to ensure a dominant victory long before the match ended. | READ MORE: WATCH: South Korean water polo players shed tears of joy after scoring in 30-1 demolition by Russia | The Slovakian squad managed to score two consolation…
rt.com/sport/478073-water-polo-russia-slovakia-european-championship/

Netanyahu Accuses Iran of Deliberately Lying About Downed Ukrainian Plane
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of deliberately misleading the world about true causes of Ukraine's Boeing 737 fatal crash as it knew but failed to say right away that the jetliner was shot down by the Iranian military by mistake.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202001121078015070-netanyahu-accuses-iran-of-deliberately-lying-about-downed-ukrainian-plane/

'Impeached for life': Pelosi sets off Twitter fireworks, falsely claims Dems pursuing subpoena-defying witnesses
rt.com | 2020-01-12
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made numerous odd claims about Trump impeachment in a new interview, including that Dems are pursuing subpoena-defying witness from the Ukraine investigation. | While speaking on ABC's 'This Week' Pelosi told host George Stephanopoulos that "this president is impeached for life, regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell." | While Congress passed articles of impeachment against the president, he still technically needs to go through a trial in the Senate to determine his guilt. One is not "impeached" until a decision is made through a trial. Congress merely conduct…
rt.com/usa/478086-pelosi-impeached-for-life/

'Impeached for life': Pelosi sets off Twitter fireworks, falsely claims Dems pursuing subpoena-defying witnesses
rt.com | 2020-01-12
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made numerous odd claims about Trump impeachment in a new interview, including that Dems are pursuing subpoena-defying witness from the Ukraine investigation. | While speaking on ABC's 'This Week' Pelosi told host George Stephanopoulos that "this president is impeached for life, regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell." | While Congress passed articles of impeachment against the president, he still technically needs to go through a trial in the Senate to determine his guilt. One is not "impeached" until a decision is made through a trial. Congress merely conduct…
rt.com/usa/478086-pelosi-impeached-for-life/

As Trial Nears, Trump Keeps Discredited Ukraine Theory Alive
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-12
The theory took root in vague form well before Donald Trump laid claim to the White House in 2016. The candidate's close confidant tweeted about it. His campaign chairman apparently spoke about it with people close to him. | What if, the idea went, it was actually Ukraine

Stunning Revelations About FLOTUS Revealed by Melania Trump Childhood Friends from Slovenia
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
The intriguingly enigmatic personality of the US First Lady can arguably best be described by those who knew her before she became a public figure, dating back to her life in Slovenia.
sputniknews.com/world/202001121078015309-stunning-revelations-about-flotus-revealed-by-melania-trump-childhood-friends-from-slovenia/

Putin & Macron call for Iranian nuclear deal to be saved, urge US & Tehran to show restraint
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to take further efforts to keep the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA), in place. On Saturday German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed the same idea on her visit to Moscow. | Putin and Macron also called on all parties involved in the latest escalation of tensions between Iran and the US to show restraint. The two nations found themselves on the brink of military conflict after the US assassinated a top Iranian general, but have still avoided starting a war.
rt.com/newsline/478080-putin-macron-iran-deal-preserve/

Workers Remember Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht's Legacies
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
The European left's largest conference Saturday began in Berlin paying tribute to the memory of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two communist revolutionaries killed by far-right paramilitaries on January 15, 1919. | RELATED: | New Film on German Communist Playwright Bertolt Brecht | Over 3,000 people are sharing and analyzing experiences of the struggle around the world at the Rosa Luxemburg International Conference (RLIC), which has been running since 1996 every second Saturday i…
telesurenglish.net/news/Workers-Remember-Rosa-Luxemburg-and-Karl-Liebknechts-Legacies-20200112-0002.html

Putin Gets 'Nothing But Praise' From Merkel at Kremlin Talks, German Media Claims
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
Merkel reportedly used "much cooler" words when speaking about the US, as compared to those she reserved for Putin, and she also spoke about the prospects for closer cooperation between Brussels, Berlin and Moscow.
sputniknews.com/europe/202001121078015055-putin-gets-nothing-but-praise-from-merkel-at-kremlin-talks-german-media-claims/

Bolivia: De Facto Regime Supporters Kidnapped Evo's Ex-Minister
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
Evo Morales' former Interior Minister Carlos Romero denounced Saturday that The Resistance, a shock group supporting the coup-based government led by Jeanine Añez, kept him kidnapped for two days inside his home. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Coup Govt. Tries to Convince Europe There Was No Coup | "They have kidnapped me in my own house. They've locked the water stopcock, I had no food or water," Romero told reporters at the hospital where he is still convalescing.
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-De-Facto-Regime-Supporters-Kidnapped-Evos-Ex-Minister-20200112-0007.html

Brazil to Go Through With Mining on Tribal Lands
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
Brazil's right-wing regime said it was pushing ahead with its plans to mine on tribal lands, despite the objections of the people that live in these targeted areas. | RELATED: | Number of Fires in Brazilian Amazon Increased 30% in 2019 | The Brazilian regime held a briefing on Friday to inform European diplomats about the proposals that have drawn criticism from Indigenous advocates in Brazil and overseas. | According to a public statement on the ministry's website, the Mning and En…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-to-Go-Through-With-Mining-on-Tribal-Lands-20200112-0004.html

No matter what Johnson says, the EU won't be rushed into striking a Brexit deal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-12
Passing law to prevent the extension of Brexit negotiations will not force the EU to rush into a deal, Ireland's deputy premier has warned.Simon Coveney said the EU felt the end of 2020 deadline set by Boris Johnson was "ambitious, if not unrealistic".Coveney said he felt it would take longer than 12 months, as he highlighted the deal encompassed much more than trade and included areas like aviation, fishing and data.He told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: When people talk about the future relationship, in the UK in particular, they seem to only talk about a future trade agreement, actually there's much more to this t…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/01/12/no-matter-what-johnson-says-the-eu-wont-be-rushed-into-striking-a-brexit-deal/

Turkey extends condolences to Oman over Sultan's death
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Turkey on Saturday extended condolences to Oman over the death of longtime ruler Qaboos bin Said al Said.In a Twitter post, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: "I wish Allah's mercy on Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al Said, who was a key figure for Oman's welfare and development with his efforts as well as for the politics in our region."In a separate Twitter post, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said: "Heartfelt condolences to the brotherly people of #Oman who lost a visionary leader, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said. May his soul rest in eternal peace. @MofaOman @Oman_GC."Sultan Qaboos die…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-extends-condolences-to-oman-over-sultans-death-3509456

German chancellor Merkel says Berlin will host Libya peace talks
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Libyan peace talks will be held in Berlin, as Turkey and Russia appealed to the north African nation's warring factions to enter a ceasefire."We hope that the joint efforts by Russia and Turkey will lead to success, and we will soon send out invitations for a conference in Berlin," Merkel said on Saturday during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.She stressed that the United Nations would lead talks if a meeting were to take place in Berlin, and that Libya's warring parties would need to play a major role to help find a solution.The aim wa…
yenisafak.com/en/world/german-chancellor-merkel-says-berlin-will-host-libya-peace-talks-3509454

Italian premier due to visit Turkey on Monday
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday will pay a working visit to Turkey on the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.In a statement, the Turkish Communications Directorate said the two leaders will discuss bilateral relations and steps that can be taken to improve cooperation between the two countries.In the meetings, the duo is expected to exchange views on current, regional and international developments, particularly on Libya.It will be Conte's first visit to Turkey after he took office in 2018.
yenisafak.com/en/world/italian-premier-due-to-visit-turkey-on-monday-3509466

Turkey 'neutralizes' 2 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Turkish security forces "neutralized" two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday."Two PKK terrorists were neutralized in an air-back operation in Metina region of northern Iraq," the ministry said on Twitter adding that the operations will continue.Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq to plan cross-border terrorist attacks in Turkey.In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK

Turkey arrests 4 FETO-linked terror suspects
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
At least four suspected members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and three human smugglers were arrested in northwestern Turkey as they attempted to cross to Greece, security sources said on Sunday.According to a military source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking with the media, Turkish border guards made the arrests in Edirne province's border village of Doyran.FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup on July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-arrests-4-feto-linked-terror-suspects-3509464

Turkish, US officials discuss security of Libya, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Turkey's presidential spokesman discussed security of Libya and Syria with U.S. national security advisor over the phone, Turkey's presidential sources said on Saturday.Ibrahim Kalin and Robert C. O'Brien also discussed recent developments in Iraq and Iran, said the sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Turkey reiterated its call for a cease-fire and both countries agreed on putting efforts to de-escalate the tension in the region.Earlier this week, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles targeting U.S. troops in Iraq…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkish-us-officials-discuss-security-of-libya-syria-3509455

Calm prevails in Tripoli as cease-fire takes effect
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Calm prevailed in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday as a cease-fire called by Turkey and Russia went into effect.The cease-fire took effect at 12 midnight local time [2200GMT] and the decision was celebrated with fireworks in the capital.On Saturday, forces loyal to Libya's renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar accepted a joint call by Turkey and Russia for a cease-fire and truce in the battle for Tripoli.Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari said in a video message that the forces accepted the cease-fire call but would harshly respond if violated.The cease-fire announcement came minutes after…
yenisafak.com/en/news/calm-prevails-in-tripoli-as-cease-fire-takes-effect-3509459

Turkey launches Operation Kapan-2 in country's south
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-12
Turkey launched Operation Kapan-2 to eliminate terrorists in the country's south, the Interior Ministry announced on Sunday.The gendarmerie command launched the counter-terrorism operation in the rural area of Hatay province, the ministry said in a statement.A total of 623 security personnel, including gendarmerie and police forces, are taking part in the operation.So far, a three-room shelter and three depots have been identified and an improvised explosive device and a large quantity of daily use items have been destroyed.With Turkey ramping up its fight against terrorists, it launched on Saturday Operation KAP…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-launches-operation-kapan-2-in-countrys-south-3509458

Protests, vigils at Iran universities after Tehran admits it shot Ukrainian plane down
rt.com | 2020-01-11
Videos from Tehran show crowds holding vigils and protests at universities after Iran admitted shooting down a Ukrainian plane with 176 on board. Many of the passengers were Iranian students. | People were lighting candles and bringing flowers to several universities in Tehran. | One banner among the many in the crowd read: "What is the costs of the war with the world? what is the cost of lying? #condolence to Iran." | #Vigils for #Ukraine plane crash vi…
rt.com/news/478037-iran-protests-vigils-plane/

Macron's Solution to Pension Reform Protests: Lots of Tear Gas
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-11
Tens of thousands of citizens marched through Paris against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform. On Saturday, after 37 consecutive days of social unrest, lawyers and other groups of professionals joined the massive rally, which the French government tried to silence with tear gas. | RELATED: | France: Government Talks on Pension Reform Fails | In the mornin…
telesurenglish.net/news/Macrons-Solution-to-Pension-Reform-Protests-Lots-of-Tear-Gas-20200111-0005.html

What's Behind Boeing Crash in Iran?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-11
UPDATE (January 11): On January 11, the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces issued a statement saying that the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 (Flight PS752) had been shot down as a result of the human error "at a | …
globalresearch.ca/whats-behind-boeing-crash-in-iran/5700249

Bolivia: Coup Govt. Tries to Convince Europe There Was No Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-11
The de-facto Government of Jeanine Añez entrusted Friday to her now ex-vice chancellor Gualberto Rodriguez to report in Europe that in Bolivia there was no coup d'etat, but a constitutional succession, from his new position as Chargé d'affaires in Spain. | RELATED: | Bolivia One Month After the Coup: A Recount of Pivotal Events | At a ceremony during which Rodriguez's successor was sworn in, de-facto Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia, Karen Longaric, wished the new chargé d'affaires "much…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivias-de-facto-Govt.-Asks-a-Diplomat-to-Report-in-Europe-That-There-Was-No-Coup-20200110-0016.html

My journey to Aztlán
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-11
Los Angeles, CA – September 16, 2019 marked the 50-year anniversary of Chicano Liberation Day. The day was proposed September 16, 1969 in El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán, as the date when Chicanos would have Independence. After 50 years we still have not gained our right to self-determination. | My own realization | I was raised in the states of Washington and Georgia but born in Florida. I was not a military brat; I am the daughter of Mexican migrant farm workers. My mother is from Durango, and my father from Hidalgo. Like many who cross the border, their journeys were terrifying and dangerous. My mother, without k…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/11/my-journey-aztl-n

Germany: Response to satirical children's video exposes self-censorship of the media
wsws.org | 2020-01-11
The week before Christmas, German broadcaster WDR posted an online video of a children's choir singing an updated version of a satirical song, triggering hysterical denunciations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/11/vide-j11.html

France Deplores New Israeli Settlement Expansion Plans
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-11
France condemned, on Friday, the recent Israeli decision to green-light the construction of 1,936 housing units in the West Bank illegal settlements. The French consulate in Jerusalem said in a statement that the decision "comes at a troubling time of accelerated settlement on the West Bank," the Palestinian News and …
imemc.org/article/france-deplores-new-israeli-settlement-expansion-plans/

France Enters Second Month of National Strike
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-11
Caught in a faceoff with Macron and the French government, France's railway and other public sector workers remain on strike for the fifth week in a row. The national strike, which began December 5 of last year, is the longest transportation strike in France's history and the longest general strike since May 1968, when the entire economy was ground to a halt by students and workers in an all out revolt against the government. As the strike continues, union leaders are attempting to negotiate with the government, but France…
truthout.org/articles/france-enters-second-month-of-national-strike/

'Four-Day Workweek, Six Hours Each Day' Finnish PM Proposes
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-11
Prime Minister Sanna Marin spoke in favor of reducing working days and working hours during the 120th-anniversary ceremony of the founding of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Turku, Finland. | RELATED: | One Killed, 10 Wounded in Sword Attack at Finnish College | "Four-day work week, six-hour day. Why couldn't this be the next step? Eight hours is the absolute truth?," the Finnish Prime Minister asked. | …
telesurenglish.net/news/Four-Day-Workweek-Six-Hours-Each-Day-Finnish-PM-Proposes-20200111-0004.html

Merkel and Putin: Iran Nuclear Deal Must Be Preserved by All Means
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-11
Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin Saturday agreed to fight to save the Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), after meeting in Moscow amid escalating tensions in the Middle East. | RELATED: | Risk of Nuclear War Now Highest Since World War 2: UN | The German Chancellor said "everything must be done" to keep the agreement, despite calls from U.S. President Donald Trump to abandon it, while her Russian counterpart described the deal as "tremendously important.
telesurenglish.net/news/Merkel-and-Putin-Iran-Nuclear-Deal-Must-Be-Preserved-by-All-Means–20200111-0010.html

European powers support war preparations against Iran
wsws.org | 2020-01-11
Not a single leading European politician condemned the brutal murder of General Qassem Suleimani, which represented a gross violation of international law and massively expanded the ongoing regional war in the Middle East.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/11/euro-j11.html

Iran Says Military Shot Down Ukraine Airliner in 'Disastrous Mistake' Amid Heightened Tensions With US
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-11
Bolstering calls from across the globe for a swift de-escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran—which ramped up after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani earlier this month—Iran's military announced Saturday that it had "unintentionally" shot down a Ukraine passenger jet, killing all 176 people aboard. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/commander.jpg
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France: Government Talks on Pension Reform Fails
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-10
After enduring on Thursday the first mass demonstration of 2020 in rejection of the pension reform promoted by President Emmanuel Macron, negotiations between the French government and trade unions failed to break the deadlock over pension reform as both sides stood firm ahead of a fifth day of nationwide protests. | RELATED: | France Faces Another Nationwide Strike Against Pension Reform | With a public transport strike into its 37th day, Macron's centrist administration defied…
telesurenglish.net/news/france-failed-government-talks-on-pension-reform–20200110-0009.html

Washington Blames Iran for Ukraine Airliner Crash. Was the Plane Brought down by a Missile?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
Update | The latest information suggests that the Ukraine plane was brought down by a missile, following statements emanating from the Iranian government. | … | On Wednesday, Ukraine Airlines Flight 752 crashed minutes after departing from Tehran's International Airport. | All 167 passengers …
globalresearch.ca/blaming-iran-ukraine-airliner-crash/5700207

EU Congress Stops Recognizing Jailed Catalan MP as Lawmaker
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-10
Jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras' mandate as a European Union (EU) lawmaker is over, the legislature's head said on Friday, in what could be showing support for the hardline followed by Madrid against the independentist movement. | RELATED: | Brussels Court Suspends Extradition of Catalan Leader Puigdemont | European Parliament president David Sassoli said decisions this month by Spain's electoral board and Supreme Court blocking Junqueras from occupying his seat meant h…
telesurenglish.net/news/EU-Congress-Stops-Recognizing-Jailed-Catalan-MP-as-Lawmaker-20200110-0010.html

Righteous Capitalism vs. Cooperative Values
Bernard Marszalek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-10
Employee Stock Option Plans Beer enthusiasts are bemoaning the sale of the fourth largest US craft brewery, New Belgium Brewery, based in Ft. Collins, Colorado, to Japanese conglomerate Kirin. They fear that the quality of the beer may suffer. Others have decried association with Kirin because of its poor business practices. Kirin, Amnesty International maintains, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/righteous-capitalism-vs-cooperative-values/

Across the Balkans: Diplomatic Fault Lines in the Sandžak of Novi Pazar
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
by Matthew Stevenson An account of a journey from Croatia to Kosovo, by way of Bosnia-Hercegovina and Serbia, and with a detour into Montenegro. This is part VIII of a series. My traveling luck ran out in Kraljevo, a small city in central Serbia. There I had hoped to catch the train south to Ra≈°ka,…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/across-the-balkans-diplomatic-fault-lines-in-the-sandzak-of-novi-pazar/

Ukraine Airliner Tragedy Evokes Memories of When US Shot Down Iran Air Flight 655
Common Dreams | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-10
For many Iranians, the Tehran tragedy brought back painful memories of a similar incident from more than 30 years ago.

Ukraine Airliner Tragedy Evokes Memories of When US Shot Down Iran Air Flight 655

Ukraine Airliner Tragedy Evokes Memories of US Iran Air Shootdown, Cubana Flight 455 Attack
Brett Wilkins | commondreams.org | 2020-01-10
Iranian mourners attending an anti-US demonstration aftr the USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian Airbus. 290 civilian passengers and crew members, including 66 children, died. (Photo by Barry Iverson/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/people.jpg
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The Visitor: Wizards of Loneliness
Lucy Schiller | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
I moved to Dortmund, Germany about three months ago, though it feels more like six or twelve. The hours stretch here in a way I'm not accustomed to, even living, as I used to, in a what my landlord in Iowa City called the "Spinster's Cottage"–a little shack originally built for an aging and unmarried…
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The Visitor: Wizards of Loneliness
Lucy Schiller | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
I moved to Dortmund, Germany about three months ago, though it feels more like six or twelve. The hours stretch here in a way I'm not accustomed to, even living, as I used to, in a what my landlord in Iowa City called the "Spinster's Cottage"–a little shack originally built for an aging and unmarried…
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