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2019-12-10: News Headlines

Rick Sterling (2019-12-10). A Beautiful but Deceptive Documentary: "For Sama" dissidentvoice.org The documentary movie "For Sama" has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English film-maker Edward Watts, have received gushing praise. And the awards will probably keep coming. Unfortunately, behind a human interest story, the movie "For Sama" …

WSWS (2019-12-10). Unions demand jailed Catalan leader support Spain's PSOE-Podemos government. wsws.org Spain's two largest trade unions are directly complicit with the attempt by Podemos and the Socialist Party to install a pro-austerity, police-state regime.

WSWS (2019-12-10). Appreciative audience at Australian launch of Why Are They Back? wsws.org The Sydney event probed the political climate behind the re-emergence of fascism and militarism in Germany and internationally.

WSWS (2019-12-10). Germany: IG Metall union announces further attacks on Daimler workers. wsws.org With the help of the unions and their works council representative, the auto manufacturer wants to destroy 10,000 jobs by 2022.

WSWS (2019-12-10). Paris summit in Ukraine overshadowed by inter-imperialist conflicts. wsws.org The escalation of warfare within the US ruling class and the intensification of the conflicts between the imperialist powers occur amid the unraveling of the strategy that US imperialism has pursued in the region since the dissolution of the USSR in 1991.

Nick Licata (2019-12-10). Was Trump Looking for Corruption or a Personal Favor? counterpunch.org Congress's first round of impeachment hearings wound up largely focused on whether President Trump had offered a quid pro quo for receiving a favor from Ukraine, i.e. Trump would release held up military aid and other signs of US support only after Ukraine investigated a particular company that employed Joe Biden's son, and the former More

Jason Ditz (2019-12-10). US Army Prepares Biggest Deployment to Europe in 25 Years. theantimedia.com In 2020, the US Army will be carrying out its biggest deployment in 25 years into Europe.

Binoy Kampmark (2019-12-10). A Troubled Family: NATO Turns 70. counterpunch.org Summit anniversaries are not usually this abysmally interesting. While those paying visits to Watford, England on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are supposedly signatories to the same agreement, a casual glance would have suggested otherwise. This was a show of some bickering. France, never the most comfortable member, More

Leon Kunstenaar (2019-12-10). Massive Strike Paralyzing France Erupts on Thursday. indybay.org Over 80% of nation's transportation halted as working people strike. Government acknowledges over 800,000 in streets. Strikers claim 1.5 million.

RT (2019-12-10). Former mayor of Moscow Luzhkov, once one of Russia's most powerful officials, dies aged 83. rt.com The once-powerful mayor of the Russian capital, Yury Luzhkov, has passed away, leaving a legacy of monumental development projects, allegations of corruption and a failed bid for the presidency. | Luzhkov held the top office in one of the world's most important cities for almost two decades. Best known for his passion for reshaping the cityscape in the most dramatic ways, he is credited with some of the highest-profile construction projects in Moscow. | The builder: | Arguably the signature monument of his time is the rebuilt Christ the Savior Cathedral. The original had been demolished in the 1930s am…

RT (2019-12-10). Georgian killed in Berlin was a murderer & terrorist, but 'I don't know what happened to him' — Putin. rt.com The Georgian national killed in Berlin was a murderous terrorist, but Russia had nothing to do with his death, President Vladimir Putin said. He was commenting on Germany's expulsion of two Russian diplomats. | Last week, the German government banished two Russian diplomats for insufficient cooperation with the police probe into the death of Tornike K, also known as Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a Georgian national gunned down in Berlin's Tiergarten Park in August. | Asked about it after the 'Normandy Four' meeting in Paris on Monday, Putin said that to call the man a "Georgian" is not quite right, as he is not an e…

RT (2019-12-10). Putin slams WADA ban as 'politically biased collective punishment' of Russian athletes. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the World Anti-Doping Agency decision to bar his country from world sporting events, arguing it was motivated by "political bias," and urged against "collective punishment" for athletes. | Though Russia is still considering how to respond to WADA's decision, it has "all legal grounds" to appeal the move, President Putin told reporters at the Normandy Four summit in Paris on Monday, after the anti-doping agency announced a four-year ban prohibiting Russians from competing in major events under their national flag. | "The key thing, and everyone is in agreement here, an…

RT (2019-12-10). Russian military delivers first humanitarian aid to Raqqa, left in ruins by US-led coalition (VIDEO). rt.com Russian military forces have delivered food and provided medical assistance to the residents of Raqqa in the first such humanitarian mission aimed at helping civilians who are struggling to survive in the city scarred by war. | The first column of Russian military trucks loaded with food and medical supplies entered the capital of Syria's northern province on Monday. | Once designated as the unofficial capital of the notorious Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), the city was recaptured by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in 2017 after spending three years under extremist rule. However, what wa…

RT (2019-12-10). 'It sent me into a mini coma!' Russian Slapping Champion 'Dumpling' KO'd & hospitalized in defeat (VIDEO). rt.com Russia's slapping champion behemoth Vasiliy 'Dumpling' Khamotiskiy, who shot to fame as the vicious viral star of a crazy new Russian sport, has been sensationally slapped unconscious in a recent shocking defeat. | READ MORE: 'We need this in the Olympics ASAP!': Russian 'male slapping championships' proves huge hit (VIDEO) | Dumpling, a farmer from the small Siberian village of Ilansky, became a viral hit when footage of him knocking out rivals on his way to winning the inaugural 'Russian Slapping Ch…

RT (2019-12-10). WADA's Russia ban contradicts Olympics charter, Russia has every reason to appeal — Putin. rt.com The decision of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to ban Russian athletes from competing under their national flag during the Olympic Games is contrary to the rules of the Olympic movement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. | Russia was punished by WADA on Monday with a number of restrictions, including a prohibition to be represented as a nation at the Olympic Games. Athletes from Russia will likely be able to compete under a neutral flag, but there is a debate as to whether they would be allowed to be called "Olympic Athletes from Russia," or OAR, as was the case during the PyeongChang Games in 2018.

RT (2019-12-10). Key suspect in St. Petersburg metro blast in 2017 sentenced to life. rt.com Russia's Second Western District Military Court on Tuesday found Abror Azimov guilty of bankrolling a terror attack in St. Petersburg in April 2017 and sentenced him to life in jail, TASS said. | Prosecutors earlier demanded a life sentence for Azimov, who was a key suspect in the metro blast, his brother Akram, as well as Ibragim and Mukhamadyusup Ermatov. The court sentenced 10 other men to between 19 and 28 years in jail for the bombing. None of the suspects pled guilty. | The blast killed 15 and injured 67 people on April 3, 2017, after suicide bomber, Akbarzhon Djalilov, brought two explosive devices to t…

RT (2019-12-10). Roxette vocalist Marie Fredriksson has died at the age of 61. rt.com Swedish singer Marie Fredriksson, best known as one half of the pop duo Roxette, has died "following a 17-year long battle with cancer." She is survived by her husband and two children. | Formed in 1986 by Fredriksson and Per Gessle, Roxette went on to become one of Sweden's best-selling bands with hits including 'Listen to Your Heart', 'It Must Have Been Love' and 'The Look'. | Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002 and successfully underwent surgery, but reportedly suffered ongoing health problems. The band took a hiatus to allow her time to recover, but reformed in 2009 and held a series of co…

Tracy Keeling (2019-12-10). Boris Johnson's Brexit department fears his deal will be too much of a 'major challenge' to implement. thecanary.co Boris Johnson's main argument in the general election is that he is the man to "get Brexit done". He's hammered home to voters that he has an " oven-ready" deal that can be done and dusted quickly if they make him PM. | But Johnson's own Brexit department doesn't appear to share his faith. In fact, according to the Financial Times, it…

RT (2019-12-10). 'Bearpocalypse': WATCH dozens of polar bears besiege Arctic village in Russia's Chukotka. rt.com A large horde of polar bears has descended upon a village in Russia's Far North, seeking food. The 'bearpocalypse' has placed the settlement under siege, with authorities and volunteers trying hard to prevent man-bear incidents. | The unusually large polar bear presence is plaguing the village of Ryrkaypiy, located on the snowy shores of the Chuckchi Sea in Russia's northern region of Chukotka. The past few years have been rather quiet in Ryrkaypiy, which is home to some 600 people. Last year, "only" 28 bears showed up. This year, however, the carnivorous horde is huge. | And the bears' numbers are growing. So…

Special to People's World (2019-12-09). First Irish working-class poetry anthology published. peoplesworld.org Dr. Jenny Farrell teaches modern Irish literature at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Galway, Ireland. She is also associated editor of the British publication, Culture Matters. In the interview below, Dr. Farrell discusses her latest book, The Children of the Nation: An Anthology of Working People's Poetry from Contemporary Ireland. People's World: This is …

Rick Sterling (2019-12-09). For Sama: A Beautiful Yet Deceptive Documentary That Betrays Reality in Syria. mintpressnews.com The documentary movie "For Sama" has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English film-maker Edward Watts, have received gushing praise. And the awards will probably keep coming. | Unfortunately, behind the human interest story, the film "For Sama" is little more than propaganda: biased, misleading, and politically partisan. | Hiding Basic Facts about Aleppo: | "For Sama" is a full-length documentary with a moving personal story. It combines…

Staff (2019-12-09). Indigenous and Youth Activists Slam Global Leaders for Climate Inaction. truthout.org We broadcast from Madrid, Spain, where the 25th United Nations climate conference is in its second week and representatives from almost 200 countries have gathered for the final days of negotiations. The summit — known as COP25, or conference of parties — has so far focused on meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to "well below 2 degrees Celsius," or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But climate scientists say the talks are failing to produce the drastic measures nec…

Staff (2019-12-09). Police Halt Activist-Led "Toxic Tour" of Corporate Polluters Sponsoring COP25. truthout.org In Spain, the country's biggest fossil fuel polluters are also some of the most generous sponsors for this year's U.N. climate talks. On Saturday, we joined activists on a "toxic tour" of Madrid from the Madrid stock exchange to Santander Bank. Activists explained that when Spanish President Pedro Sánchez announced that Spain would host COP25, he went to IBEX 35 — the 35 biggest listed companies in the Spanish stock exchange — offering them a 90% tax break on a $2 million sponsorship.

Stephen Lendman (2019-12-09). Banning Russian Athletes? Politicized International Sports Competition Rears Its Ugly Head Again. globalresearch.ca Olympism and other major international sports events are all about profiteering, exploiting athletes, scandalous wheeling, dealing, collusion, and bribery, marginalizing the poor, other disenfranchised groups, and affected communities, sticking taxpayers with the bill, and providing nothing in return but hype …

Robert Fisk (2019-12-09). Meet the Controversial Actor and Businessman Standing Up Against Egypt's el-Sisi. counterpunch.org Mohamed Ali infuriates Field Marshal President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt. His waspish, cruel, outrageously funny, solemnly pedantic videos and social media messages transmitted from his self-exile in Spain, mocking the man who overthrew Egypt's first elected president, even brought demonstrators back on to the streets of Cairo in September. But the 45-year-old actor and More

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-12-09). NATO Doesn't Care that Montenegro Is a Haven for Crime and Corruption. globalresearch.ca There was international jubilation when Montenegro seceded from its union with Serbia in 2006 after a controversial referendum. The Referendum Law prevented Montenegrins living and registered in Serbia from voting in the referendum, ensuring that tens of thousands of Montenegrins, …

teleSUR (2019-12-09). Russia Banned for 4 Years From Olympics, 2022 World Cup. telesurenglish.net The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) handed a four-year ban to Russia Monday from the world's top sporting events, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 football World Cup. | RELATED: | Four New Sports to Appear at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games | "Wada Executive Committee unanimously endorses a four-year period of non-compliance for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency," the agency said in a statement following a meeting of its executive committee in Switzerland. | The de…

teleSUR (2019-12-09). Russia, Ukraine Agree to Stabilize Eastern Ukraine Before 2020. telesurenglish.net The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany have agreed Monday to implement "ceasefire support measures" for eastern Ukraine and to "stabilize" the region by the end of the year. | RELATED: | Ukraine Ready to Accept 'Reasonable Compromise' on Conflict | At a joint press conference in Paris, the four leaders released a communiqué in which they agreed to implement "immediate measures to stabilize the situation in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine." | These new additions in…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-12-09). Paranoias of Interference: Russia, Reddit and the British Election. globalresearch.ca In some ways, it is a very British thing: fair play is expected; the reasonable person with all faculties intact, going about the business of living and voting. Little thought is given to the fact that these assumptions are as …

Matt Bruenig (2019-12-09). Finland's Economy Really Is Highly Socialized. peoplespolicyproject.org Over the weekend, Anu Partanen and Trevor Corson published a piece in the New York Times that argues Finland is actually a capitalist paradise. The article is a very familiar one to those who keep track of this debate. It notes that Finland has high taxes and a generous welfare state, but then says that it is otherwise quite capitalist and perhaps even more capitalist than America. | Unlike most people who write this sort of piece, the authors here are not being m…

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-12-09). Luxembourg Pushes for European Recognition of Palestine. imemc.org Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn arrives for a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the Europa building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. European Union foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Monday Feb.

David Rovics (2019-12-09). An Australian Tourist, a Bulgarian Prison, and a Recording Session. dissidentvoice.org Bulgaria, it appears, is a captured state. I'll get to that in a minute. I first heard about Jock Palfreeman, an Australian serving a lengthy prison sentence in Bulgaria, through a fellow Australian. The context was a message from my friend Kamala that was straightforward, to the effect of, "would you write a song about …

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-12-09). Israel Threatens to Destroy All Palestinian Structures in Area C. imemc.org Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, has threatened to destroy all Palestinian structures in West Bank areas under complete Israeli control (Area C), including those which were funded by Europeans, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. According to Days of Palestine, Bennett made the threat during a meeting with ambassadors …

Rick Sterling (2019-12-09). A Beautiful but Deceptive Documentary: "For Sama" globalresearch.ca The documentary movie "For Sama" has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English film-maker Edward Watts, have received gushing praise. And …

RT (2019-12-09). Former CIA director Brennan lied to Congress about Steele Dossier, IG report reveals. rt.com A dossier of salacious anti-Trump gossip was used to pad out the intelligence community report on supposed Russian election interference, and CIA Director John Brennan may have misled Congress about it, a new report reveals. | According to the Justice Department Inspector General's report into the FBI's surveillance of the Trump campaign, the information contained in the now-infamous 'Steele Dossier' was used to inform the Obama administration's Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on Russia's "Activities and Inte…

Staff (2019-12-09). Headlines for December 9, 2019. democracynow.org House Judiciary Committee Holds Impeachment Hearing Today, FBI Opens Terrorism Probe into Air Base Shooting That Killed 3 Sailors, Hundreds of Thousands March in Madrid as COP25 Enters Second Week, Iraq: Gunmen Kill 25 Anti-Government Protesters in Baghdad, India: 43 People Killed in a Fire in Factory in Delhi, Evo Morales Travels to Cuba for Medical Appointment, Protests Against Economic Inequality Continue in Chile & Colombia, Two Brazilian Indigenous Leaders Killed, Hundreds of Thousands Pour into Streets for Pro-Democracy March in Hong Kong, France: Protests Continue Against Macron's Pension Overhaul, Finland…

Staff (2019-12-09). Police Halt Activist-Led "Toxic Tour" of Spain's "Dirtiest" Corporate Polluters Sponsoring COP25. democracynow.org In Spain, the country's biggest fossil fuel polluters are also some of the most generous sponsors for this year's U.N. climate talks. On Saturday, we joined activists on a "toxic tour" of Madrid from the Madrid stock exchange to Santander Bank. Activists explained that when Spanish President Pedro Sánchez announced that Spain would host COP25, he went to IBEX 35 — the 35 biggest listed companies in the Spanish stock exchange — offering them a 90% tax break on a $2 million sponsorship. Advocates say that these same companies "have deep and dirty links to the fossil fuel industry." But midway through, t…

Staff (2019-12-09). At Major March in Madrid, Indigenous & Youth Activists Slam Global Leaders for Climate Inaction. democracynow.org We broadcast from Madrid, Spain, where the 25th United Nations climate conference is in its second week and representatives from almost 200 countries have gathered for the final days of negotiations. The summit — known as COP25, or conference of parties — has so far focused on meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to "well below 2 degrees Celsius," or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But climate scientists say the talks are failing to produce the drastic measures necessary to address the climate crisis. Since the Paris Agreement four years ago, greenhouse gas emissions have risen by…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-12-09). DOJ Inspector General Report Finds No Evidence of FBI Conspiracy Against President in Russia Investigation but Reveals 'Structural Problems' With FISA Court. commondreams.org The report addressed allegations of bias and impropriety on behalf of FBI agents investigating connections between the President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and Russia. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_barr_0.jpg

The Canary (2019-12-09). DUP accuses Boris Johnson of breaking his word on union commitment. thecanary.co Boris Johnson has been accused of breaking his word over his commitment to protect the union between Great Britain and the north of Ireland by the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.As the prime minister faced fresh questions over trade within the UK after Brexit, Arlene Foster said government officials had told her there would need to be checks.Asked on BBC Radio 4's Today programme about the sense of some in the unionist community that Johnson's deal was a "betrayal", she said: "I think it is right for the leadership of unionism in Northern Ireland to try to work with the prime minister of the day to get t…

Ben Norton (2019-12-08). Russiagate media smears against Corbyn brought to you by US and UK military-intelligence apparatus. thegrayzone.com Days before Britain's historic election, the UK's military-intelligence apparatus is turning to the corporate media and US government-funded NATO cut-outs…

teleSUR (2019-12-08). Ukraine and IMF Reach $5.5 Billion Agreement. telesurenglish.net Ukraine's government and the International Monetary Fund have reached an agreement Saturday on a new three-year US$5.5 billion loan, which will encompass economic and policy reforms. | RELATED: | Ukraine Ready to Accept 'Reasonable Compromise' on Conflict | The agreement, which still must be approved by the fund's management and the Executive Board, was reached in a telephone call between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. | "…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-12-08). A Troubled Family: NATO turns 70. dissidentvoice.org Summit anniversaries are not usually this abysmally interesting. While those paying visits to Watford, England on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are supposedly signatories to the same agreement, a casual glance would have suggested otherwise. This was a show of some bickering. France, never the most comfortable member, …

Klaudia Kerekes (2019-12-07). Freedom for All of Cyprus. dissidentvoice.org The Union of Cypriots is one of the prominent organizations that is fighting against the Turkish occupation of Cyprus and struggles for a united Cyprus. It also took the world's attention with its strong image and messages lately. Today, you can hear its name when the Cyprus subject opens, anywhere, despite the fact that the …

Robert Mackey (2019-12-07). Even Hunter Biden Admits His Work in Ukraine Was a Mistake. Why Can't His Father Say That? theintercept.com Biden's bizarre claim that "no one has said my son did anything wrong" in Ukraine reveals an inability to accept that legal behavior can also be unethical.

Alan Macleod (2019-12-06). Study Reveals How UK Intelligence Works with Media to Smear Jeremy Corbyn. mintpressnews.com The United Kingdom goes to the polls December 12 in a pivotal vote that will decide the future of the country. Like in 2017, the Labour Party, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, is surging towards the ruling Conservative Party in the last weeks of campaigning. But he will not become Prime Minister if the UK's security services have anything to do with it. Corbyn, frequently compared to Bernie Sanders in terms of ideology, spent decades in the political wilderness, a lonely leftist voice among a party embracing neol…

Ed Rampell (2019-12-06). The new Belorussian film 'Debut': Crime and punishment and art therapy. peoplesworld.org Anastasiya Miroshnichenko's well-made, touching documentary Debut provides viewers with a rare glimpse behind the "Iron Curtain." By this I'm not merely referring to the fact that this 80-minute film was shot in Belarus, formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia and, like Ukraine, an erstwhile Soviet republic. Rather, more to the point, Debut was largely filmed …

Richard Greeman (2019-12-06). French Unions and Yellow Vests Converge: December 5 General Strike. dissidentvoice.org MONTPELLIER, France — On the eve of an "unlimited" (open-ended) General Strike called for today, more and more unions and protest groups are pledging join in. Two things are unusual about this strike. The first is that it is open-ended, rather than the usual one-day ritualistic protest marches, and it may be prolonged from day …

Tyler Durden (2019-12-06). Hillary Casually Drops 'Russian Asset' Smear on Bernie Sanders in New Interview. theantimedia.com Are we just going to ignore that Hillary Clinton, today, just implied that Bernie Sanders is also a Russian asset?>

RT (2019-12-06). That's a bit rich: Biden says paycheck doesn't matter, jobs are 'about dignity'. rt.com Democrat hopeful Joe Biden says jobs aren't just about money, but his words rang hollow for critics who shot back with reminders about low wages and the former vice president's son getting a cushy gig at a Ukrainian oil company. | Biden's latest pitch to voters promised to bring "dignity" back to the working middle class. | "A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about dignity. It's about being able to look your kid in the eye and say everything is going to be okay — and mean it. Too many people today can't do that," Biden tweeted on Friday. | A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about…

2019-12-10: Social Media Postees

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Unions demand jailed Catalan leader support Spain's PSOE-Podemos government
wsws.org | 2019-12-10
Spain's two largest trade unions are directly complicit with the attempt by Podemos and the Socialist Party to install a pro-austerity, police-state regime.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/10/spai-d10.html

Germany: IG Metall union announces further attacks on Daimler workers
wsws.org | 2019-12-10
With the help of the unions and their works council representative, the auto manufacturer wants to destroy 10,000 jobs by 2022.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/10/daim-d10.html

Appreciative audience at Australian launch of Why Are They Back?
wsws.org | 2019-12-10
The Sydney event probed the political climate behind the re-emergence of fascism and militarism in Germany and internationally.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/10/book-d10.html

Paris summit in Ukraine overshadowed by inter-imperialist conflicts
wsws.org | 2019-12-10
The escalation of warfare within the US ruling class and the intensification of the conflicts between the imperialist powers occur amid the unraveling of the strategy that US imperialism has pursued in the region since the dissolution of the USSR in 1991.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/10/ukra-d10.html

Was Trump Looking for Corruption or a Personal Favor?
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-10
Congress's first round of impeachment hearings wound up largely focused on whether President Trump had offered a quid pro quo for receiving a favor from Ukraine, i.e. Trump would release held up military aid and other signs of US support only after Ukraine investigated a particular company that employed Joe Biden's son, and the former…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/10/was-trump-looking-for-corruption-or-a-personal-favor/

A Beautiful but Deceptive Documentary: "For Sama"
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-10
The documentary movie "For Sama" has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English film-maker Edward Watts, have received gushing praise. And the awards will probably keep coming. Unfortunately, behind a human interest story, the movie "For Sama" …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/a-beautiful-but-deceptive-documentary-for-sama/

US Army Prepares Biggest Deployment to Europe in 25 Years
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-12-10
In 2020, the US Army will be carrying out its biggest deployment in 25 years into Europe.

US Army Prepares Biggest Deployment to Europe in 25 Years

Massive Strike Paralyzing France Erupts on Thursday
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2019-12-10
Over 80% of nation's transportation halted as working people strike. Government acknowledges over 800,000 in streets. Strikers claim 1.5 million.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/09/18828772.php

A Troubled Family: NATO Turns 70
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-10
Summit anniversaries are not usually this abysmally interesting. While those paying visits to Watford, England on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are supposedly signatories to the same agreement, a casual glance would have suggested otherwise. This was a show of some bickering. France, never the most comfortable member,…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/10/a-troubled-family-nato-turns-70/

'It sent me into a mini coma!' Russian Slapping Champion 'Dumpling' KO'd & hospitalized in defeat (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-12-10
Russia's slapping champion behemoth Vasiliy 'Dumpling' Khamotiskiy, who shot to fame as the vicious viral star of a crazy new Russian sport, has been sensationally slapped unconscious in a recent shocking defeat. | READ MORE: 'We need this in the Olympics ASAP!': Russian 'male slapping championships' proves huge hit (VIDEO) | Dumpling, a farmer from the small Siberian village of Ilansky, became a viral hit when footage of him knocking out rivals on his way to winning the inaugural 'Russian Slapping Ch…
rt.com/sport/475374-slapping-champion-dumpling-ko-knockout/

Key suspect in St. Petersburg metro blast in 2017 sentenced to life
rt.com | 2019-12-10
Russia's Second Western District Military Court on Tuesday found Abror Azimov guilty of bankrolling a terror attack in St. Petersburg in April 2017 and sentenced him to life in jail, TASS said. | Prosecutors earlier demanded a life sentence for Azimov, who was a key suspect in the metro blast, his brother Akram, as well as Ibragim and Mukhamadyusup Ermatov. The court sentenced 10 other men to between 19 and 28 years in jail for the bombing. None of the suspects pled guilty. | The blast killed 15 and injured 67 people on April 3, 2017, after suicide bomber, Akbarzhon Djalilov, brought two explosive devices to t…
rt.com/newsline/475476-petersburg-metro-blast-suspects/

'Bearpocalypse': WATCH dozens of polar bears besiege Arctic village in Russia's Chukotka
rt.com | 2019-12-10
A large horde of polar bears has descended upon a village in Russia's Far North, seeking food. The 'bearpocalypse' has placed the settlement under siege, with authorities and volunteers trying hard to prevent man-bear incidents. | The unusually large polar bear presence is plaguing the village of Ryrkaypiy, located on the snowy shores of the Chuckchi Sea in Russia's northern region of Chukotka. The past few years have been rather quiet in Ryrkaypiy, which is home to some 600 people. Last year, "only" 28 bears showed up. This year, however, the carnivorous horde is huge. | And the bears' numbers are growing. So…
rt.com/russia/475405-polar-bears-besiege-chukotka-video/

Russian military delivers first humanitarian aid to Raqqa, left in ruins by US-led coalition (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-12-10
Russian military forces have delivered food and provided medical assistance to the residents of Raqqa in the first such humanitarian mission aimed at helping civilians who are struggling to survive in the city scarred by war. | The first column of Russian military trucks loaded with food and medical supplies entered the capital of Syria's northern province on Monday. | Once designated as the unofficial capital of the notorious Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), the city was recaptured by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in 2017 after spending three years under extremist rule. However, what wa…
rt.com/news/475439-russian-military-humanitarian-aid-raqqa/

Putin slams WADA ban as 'politically biased collective punishment' of Russian athletes
rt.com | 2019-12-10
Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the World Anti-Doping Agency decision to bar his country from world sporting events, arguing it was motivated by "political bias," and urged against "collective punishment" for athletes. | Though Russia is still considering how to respond to WADA's decision, it has "all legal grounds" to appeal the move, President Putin told reporters at the Normandy Four summit in Paris on Monday, after the anti-doping agency announced a four-year ban prohibiting Russians from competing in major events under their national flag. | "The key thing, and everyone is in agreement here, an…
rt.com/sport/475449-putin-slams-wada-ban/

Georgian killed in Berlin was a murderer & terrorist, but 'I don't know what happened to him' — Putin
rt.com | 2019-12-10
The Georgian national killed in Berlin was a murderous terrorist, but Russia had nothing to do with his death, President Vladimir Putin said. He was commenting on Germany's expulsion of two Russian diplomats. | Last week, the German government banished two Russian diplomats for insufficient cooperation with the police probe into the death of Tornike K, also known as Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a Georgian national gunned down in Berlin's Tiergarten Park in August. | Asked about it after the 'Normandy Four' meeting in Paris on Monday, Putin said that to call the man a "Georgian" is not quite right, as he is not an e…
rt.com/news/475447-putin-georgian-berlin-terrorist/

WADA's Russia ban contradicts Olympics charter, Russia has every reason to appeal — Putin
rt.com | 2019-12-10
The decision of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to ban Russian athletes from competing under their national flag during the Olympic Games is contrary to the rules of the Olympic movement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. | Russia was punished by WADA on Monday with a number of restrictions, including a prohibition to be represented as a nation at the Olympic Games. Athletes from Russia will likely be able to compete under a neutral flag, but there is a debate as to whether they would be allowed to be called "Olympic Athletes from Russia," or OAR, as was the case during the PyeongChang Games in 2018.
rt.com/sport/475456-putin-wada-olympic-charter/

Former mayor of Moscow Luzhkov, once one of Russia's most powerful officials, dies aged 83
rt.com | 2019-12-10
The once-powerful mayor of the Russian capital, Yury Luzhkov, has passed away, leaving a legacy of monumental development projects, allegations of corruption and a failed bid for the presidency. | Luzhkov held the top office in one of the world's most important cities for almost two decades. Best known for his passion for reshaping the cityscape in the most dramatic ways, he is credited with some of the highest-profile construction projects in Moscow. | The builder: | Arguably the signature monument of his time is the rebuilt Christ the Savior Cathedral. The original had been demolished in the 1930s am…
rt.com/russia/475468-moscow-mayor-luzhkov-dies/

Roxette vocalist Marie Fredriksson has died at the age of 61
rt.com | 2019-12-10
Swedish singer Marie Fredriksson, best known as one half of the pop duo Roxette, has died "following a 17-year long battle with cancer." She is survived by her husband and two children. | Formed in 1986 by Fredriksson and Per Gessle, Roxette went on to become one of Sweden's best-selling bands with hits including 'Listen to Your Heart', 'It Must Have Been Love' and 'The Look'. | Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002 and successfully underwent surgery, but reportedly suffered ongoing health problems. The band took a hiatus to allow her time to recover, but reformed in 2009 and held a series of co…
rt.com/news/475486-roxette-marie-fredriksson-dies/

Police Halt Activist-Led "Toxic Tour" of Corporate Polluters Sponsoring COP25
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-09
In Spain, the country's biggest fossil fuel polluters are also some of the most generous sponsors for this year's U.N. climate talks. On Saturday, we joined activists on a "toxic tour" of Madrid from the Madrid stock exchange to Santander Bank. Activists explained that when Spanish President Pedro Sánchez announced that Spain would host COP25, he went to IBEX 35 — the 35 biggest listed companies in the Spanish stock exchange — offering them a 90% tax break on a $2 million sponsorship.
truthout.org/video/police-halt-activist-led-toxic-tour-of-corporate-polluters-sponsoring-cop25/

Indigenous and Youth Activists Slam Global Leaders for Climate Inaction
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-09
We broadcast from Madrid, Spain, where the 25th United Nations climate conference is in its second week and representatives from almost 200 countries have gathered for the final days of negotiations. The summit — known as COP25, or conference of parties — has so far focused on meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to "well below 2 degrees Celsius," or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But climate scientists say the talks are failing to produce the drastic measures nec…
truthout.org/video/indigenous-and-youth-activists-slam-global-leaders-for-climate-inaction/

Banning Russian Athletes? Politicized International Sports Competition Rears Its Ugly Head Again
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-09
Olympism and other major international sports events are all about profiteering, exploiting athletes, scandalous wheeling, dealing, collusion, and bribery, marginalizing the poor, other disenfranchised groups, and affected communities, sticking taxpayers with the bill, and providing nothing in return but hype …
globalresearch.ca/banning-russian-athletes-politicized-international-sports-competition-rears-its-ugly-head-again/5697139

Meet the Controversial Actor and Businessman Standing Up Against Egypt's el-Sisi
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-09
Mohamed Ali infuriates Field Marshal President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt. His waspish, cruel, outrageously funny, solemnly pedantic videos and social media messages transmitted from his self-exile in Spain, mocking the man who overthrew Egypt's first elected president, even brought demonstrators back on to the streets of Cairo in September. But the 45-year-old actor and…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/09/meet-the-controversial-actor-and-businessman-standing-up-against-egypts-el-sisi/

NATO Doesn't Care that Montenegro Is a Haven for Crime and Corruption
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-09
There was international jubilation when Montenegro seceded from its union with Serbia in 2006 after a controversial referendum. The Referendum Law prevented Montenegrins living and registered in Serbia from voting in the referendum, ensuring that tens of thousands of Montenegrins, …
globalresearch.ca/nato-doesnt-care-montenegro-haven-crime-corruption/5697156

Russia Banned for 4 Years From Olympics, 2022 World Cup
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-09
The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) handed a four-year ban to Russia Monday from the world's top sporting events, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 football World Cup. | RELATED: | Four New Sports to Appear at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games | "Wada Executive Committee unanimously endorses a four-year period of non-compliance for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency," the agency said in a statement following a meeting of its executive committee in Switzerland. | The de…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russia-Banned-for-4-Years-From-Olympics-2022-World-Cup-20191209-0004.html

Russia, Ukraine Agree to Stabilize Eastern Ukraine Before 2020
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-09
The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany have agreed Monday to implement "ceasefire support measures" for eastern Ukraine and to "stabilize" the region by the end of the year. | RELATED: | Ukraine Ready to Accept 'Reasonable Compromise' on Conflict | At a joint press conference in Paris, the four leaders released a communiqué in which they agreed to implement "immediate measures to stabilize the situation in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine." | These new additions in…
telesurenglish.net/news/normandy-four-agree-to-stabilise-eastern-ukraine-before-2020-20191209-0008.html

Paranoias of Interference: Russia, Reddit and the British Election
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-09
In some ways, it is a very British thing: fair play is expected; the reasonable person with all faculties intact, going about the business of living and voting. Little thought is given to the fact that these assumptions are as …
globalresearch.ca/paranoia-interference-russia-reddit-british-election/5697108

Finland's Economy Really Is Highly Socialized
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-12-09
Over the weekend, Anu Partanen and Trevor Corson published a piece in the New York Times that argues Finland is actually a capitalist paradise. The article is a very familiar one to those who keep track of this debate. It notes that Finland has high taxes and a generous welfare state, but then says that it is otherwise quite capitalist and perhaps even more capitalist than America. | Unlike most people who write this sort of piece, the authors here are not being m…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/12/09/finlands-economy-really-is-highly-socialized/

Luxembourg Pushes for European Recognition of Palestine
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-09
Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn arrives for a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the Europa building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. European Union foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Monday Feb.
imemc.org/article/luxembourg-pushes-for-european-recognition-of-palestine/

First Irish working-class poetry anthology published
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2019-12-09
Dr. Jenny Farrell teaches modern Irish literature at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Galway, Ireland. She is also associated editor of the British publication, Culture Matters. In the interview below, Dr. Farrell discusses her latest book, The Children of the Nation: An Anthology of Working People's Poetry from Contemporary Ireland. People's World: This is …
peoplesworld.org/article/first-irish-working-class-poetry-anthology-published/

An Australian Tourist, a Bulgarian Prison, and a Recording Session
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-09
Bulgaria, it appears, is a captured state. I'll get to that in a minute. I first heard about Jock Palfreeman, an Australian serving a lengthy prison sentence in Bulgaria, through a fellow Australian. The context was a message from my friend Kamala that was straightforward, to the effect of, "would you write a song about …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/an-australian-tourist-a-bulgarian-prison-and-a-recording-session/

For Sama: A Beautiful Yet Deceptive Documentary That Betrays Reality in Syria
Rick Sterling | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-09
The documentary movie "For Sama" has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English film-maker Edward Watts, have received gushing praise. And the awards will probably keep coming. | Unfortunately, behind the human interest story, the film "For Sama" is little more than propaganda: biased, misleading, and politically partisan. | Hiding Basic Facts about Aleppo: | "For Sama" is a full-length documentary with a moving personal story. It combines…
mintpressnews.com/for-sama-beautiful-deceptive-documentary-reality-syria/263282/

Israel Threatens to Destroy All Palestinian Structures in Area C
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-09
Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, has threatened to destroy all Palestinian structures in West Bank areas under complete Israeli control (Area C), including those which were funded by Europeans, under the pretext of unlicensed construction. According to Days of Palestine, Bennett made the threat during a meeting with ambassadors …
imemc.org/article/israel-threatens-to-destroy-all-palestinian-structures-in-area-c/

A Beautiful but Deceptive Documentary: "For Sama"
Rick Sterling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-09
The documentary movie "For Sama" has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English film-maker Edward Watts, have received gushing praise. And …
globalresearch.ca/beautiful-deceptive-documentary-for-sama/5697085

Former CIA director Brennan lied to Congress about Steele Dossier, IG report reveals
rt.com | 2019-12-09
A dossier of salacious anti-Trump gossip was used to pad out the intelligence community report on supposed Russian election interference, and CIA Director John Brennan may have misled Congress about it, a new report reveals. | According to the Justice Department Inspector General's report into the FBI's surveillance of the Trump campaign, the information contained in the now-infamous 'Steele Dossier' was used to inform the Obama administration's Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on Russia's "Activities and Inte…
rt.com/usa/475443-brennan-lied-to-congress/

At Major March in Madrid, Indigenous & Youth Activists Slam Global Leaders for Climate Inaction
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-09
We broadcast from Madrid, Spain, where the 25th United Nations climate conference is in its second week and representatives from almost 200 countries have gathered for the final days of negotiations. The summit — known as COP25, or conference of parties — has so far focused on meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to "well below 2 degrees Celsius," or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But climate scientists say the talks are failing to produce the drastic measures necessary to address the climate crisis. Since the Paris Agreement four years ago, greenhouse gas emissions have risen by…
www.democracynow.org/2019/12/9/madrid_climate_march_cop25

Police Halt Activist-Led "Toxic Tour" of Spain's "Dirtiest" Corporate Polluters Sponsoring COP25
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-09
In Spain, the country's biggest fossil fuel polluters are also some of the most generous sponsors for this year's U.N. climate talks. On Saturday, we joined activists on a "toxic tour" of Madrid from the Madrid stock exchange to Santander Bank. Activists explained that when Spanish President Pedro Sánchez announced that Spain would host COP25, he went to IBEX 35 — the 35 biggest listed companies in the Spanish stock exchange — offering them a 90% tax break on a $2 million sponsorship. Advocates say that these same companies "have deep and dirty links to the fossil fuel industry." But midway through, t…
www.democracynow.org/2019/12/9/toxic_tour_of_spains_dirtiest_corporate

DOJ Inspector General Report Finds No Evidence of FBI Conspiracy Against President in Russia Investigation but Reveals 'Structural Problems' With FISA Court
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-09
The report addressed allegations of bias and impropriety on behalf of FBI agents investigating connections between the President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and Russia. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_barr_0.jpg
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DUP accuses Boris Johnson of breaking his word on union commitment
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-09
Boris Johnson has been accused of breaking his word over his commitment to protect the union between Great Britain and the north of Ireland by the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.As the prime minister faced fresh questions over trade within the UK after Brexit, Arlene Foster said government officials had told her there would need to be checks.Asked on BBC Radio 4's Today programme about the sense of some in the unionist community that Johnson's deal was a "betrayal", she said: "I think it is right for the leadership of unionism in Northern Ireland to try to work with the prime minister of the day to get t…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/12/09/dup-accuses-boris-johnson-of-breaking-his-word-on-union-commitment/

Russiagate media smears against Corbyn brought to you by US and UK military-intelligence apparatus
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-12-08
Days before Britain's historic election, the UK's military-intelligence apparatus is turning to the corporate media and US government-funded NATO cut-outs…
thegrayzone.com/2019/12/08/us-uk-military-intelligence-apparatus-destroy-jeremy-corbyn/

Ukraine and IMF Reach $5.5 Billion Agreement
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-08
Ukraine's government and the International Monetary Fund have reached an agreement Saturday on a new three-year US$5.5 billion loan, which will encompass economic and policy reforms. | RELATED: | Ukraine Ready to Accept 'Reasonable Compromise' on Conflict | The agreement, which still must be approved by the fund's management and the Executive Board, was reached in a telephone call between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. | "…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ukraine-and-IMF-Reach-5.5-Billion-Agreement-20191208-0006.html

A Troubled Family: NATO turns 70
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-08
Summit anniversaries are not usually this abysmally interesting. While those paying visits to Watford, England on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are supposedly signatories to the same agreement, a casual glance would have suggested otherwise. This was a show of some bickering. France, never the most comfortable member, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/a-troubled-family-nato-turns-70/

Freedom for All of Cyprus
Klaudia Kerekes | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-07
The Union of Cypriots is one of the prominent organizations that is fighting against the Turkish occupation of Cyprus and struggles for a united Cyprus. It also took the world's attention with its strong image and messages lately. Today, you can hear its name when the Cyprus subject opens, anywhere, despite the fact that the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/freedom-for-all-of-cyprus/

Even Hunter Biden Admits His Work in Ukraine Was a Mistake. Why Can't His Father Say That?
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-12-07
Biden's bizarre claim that "no one has said my son did anything wrong" in Ukraine reveals an inability to accept that legal behavior can also be unethical.
theintercept.com/2019/12/07/joe-biden-iowa-voter-hunter-damn-liar/

With People in the Streets Worldwide, Media Focus Uniquely on Hong Kong
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-12-06
Unlike protests against US client states, the Hong Kong demonstrations were frequently given the approving "pro-democracy" label (CNN, 8/30/19). | 2019 may be remembered as the year of the protest, as demonstrations are engulfing the world. From the Yellow Vests in France to demonstrations in Lebanon, Gaza, Chile, Ecuador and Haiti, sustained movements all over the planet have taken to the street demanding change. Yet US corporate media have been disproportionately interested in only one: the Hong Kong protests.
fair.org/home/with-people-in-the-streets-worldwide-media-focus-uniquely-on-hong-kong/

French Unions and Yellow Vests Converge: December 5 General Strike
Richard Greeman | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-06
MONTPELLIER, France — On the eve of an "unlimited" (open-ended) General Strike called for today, more and more unions and protest groups are pledging join in. Two things are unusual about this strike. The first is that it is open-ended, rather than the usual one-day ritualistic protest marches, and it may be prolonged from day …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/french-unions-and-yellow-vests-converge-december-5-general-strike/

Study Reveals How UK Intelligence Works with Media to Smear Jeremy Corbyn
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-06
The United Kingdom goes to the polls December 12 in a pivotal vote that will decide the future of the country. Like in 2017, the Labour Party, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, is surging towards the ruling Conservative Party in the last weeks of campaigning. But he will not become Prime Minister if the UK's security services have anything to do with it. Corbyn, frequently compared to Bernie Sanders in terms of ideology, spent decades in the political wilderness, a lonely leftist voice among a party embracing neol…
mintpressnews.com/new-study-reveals-uk-intelligence-smear-campaign-against-jeremy-corbyn/263231/

Hillary Casually Drops 'Russian Asset' Smear on Bernie Sanders in New Interview
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-12-06
Are we just going to ignore that Hillary Clinton, today, just implied that Bernie Sanders is also a Russian asset?>…

Hillary Casually Drops 'Russian Asset' Smear on Bernie Sanders in New Interview

The new Belorussian film 'Debut': Crime and punishment and art therapy
Ed Rampell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-12-06
Anastasiya Miroshnichenko's well-made, touching documentary Debut provides viewers with a rare glimpse behind the "Iron Curtain." By this I'm not merely referring to the fact that this 80-minute film was shot in Belarus, formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia and, like Ukraine, an erstwhile Soviet republic. Rather, more to the point, Debut was largely filmed …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-new-belorussian-film-debut-crime-and-punishment-and-art-therapy/

That's a bit rich: Biden says paycheck doesn't matter, jobs are 'about dignity'
rt.com | 2019-12-06
Democrat hopeful Joe Biden says jobs aren't just about money, but his words rang hollow for critics who shot back with reminders about low wages and the former vice president's son getting a cushy gig at a Ukrainian oil company. | Biden's latest pitch to voters promised to bring "dignity" back to the working middle class. | "A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about dignity. It's about being able to look your kid in the eye and say everything is going to be okay — and mean it. Too many people today can't do that," Biden tweeted on Friday. | A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about…
rt.com/usa/475247-biden-paycheck-job-ukraine/

"It's Our Future": Meet the Youth Activists Behind Fridays for Future Movements in Uganda and Chile
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-06
In Spain, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has arrived in Madrid to take part in today's strike as well as a major march set for 6 p.m. local time. Greta began the climate strike movement last year when she started skipping school every Friday to stand in front of the Swedish parliament, demanding action to prevent catastrophic climate change. Her protest spread, quickly going global. We speak with two youth climate strikers: Hilda Flavia Nakabuye is the founder of Fridays for Future Uganda and Angela Valenzuela is a coordinator with Fridays for Future in Chile, where this year's U.N. clima…
www.democracynow.org/2019/12/6/fridays_for_future_movements_uganda_chile