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NOVEMBER 1 THROUGH 11

NOVEMBER 11, 2019

Why Is Christopher Steele Still a Thing? ... The ex-spy and infamous “dossier” author posits yet another elaborate theory of foreign infiltration.  RollingStone
Related:  
From 2014 - How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations.  Intercept  

World Exclusive: Post Testimony Interview with Randy Credico.  Craig Murray  

House GOP Lawyer Tried to Out Whistleblower in Bill Taylor Interview. ... The counsel specifically dropped the alleged whistleblower’s name during the deposition. Taylor said he didn’t know him.  DailyBeast   Related: GOP sinks lower and outs purported ‘whistleblower  RawStory  

Jeffrey Epstein’s injuries look more like murder than suicide, noted pathologist says.  Miami Herald  

NSO Group / Q Cyber Technologies Over One Hundred New Abuse Cases  Citizen Lab  

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian Christians that Nobody is Talking About.  CounterPunch  

Conflict Between Trump and Military-Diplomatic Establishment Is Full of Hypocrisy. ...We are living in a political world that seems turned on its head, with Democrats voting to stay in Syria and Republicans wanting to get out – but neither side is getting it right. TRNN  

SYRIA - WHAT'S ALL ABOUT

By protecting Syria’s Idlib, the US created a safe haven for Baghdadi and ISIS. ... With the killing of ... al-Baghdadi, the shoddy narrative pushed by US government officials and regime change propagandists about Idlib was blown to pieces as well.  GrayZone 

Is Trump Saving Those Syrian Oil Fields for the Russians? ... Trump is thinking, and saying, he can make a buck—or anyway his MAGA government can make a buck—by holding on to those fields.  
DailyBeast
 

Protecting oil: Trump's latest Syria strategy under question.  Yahoo News  

FACT CHECK: President Trump's Plans For Syrian Oil.  NPR  

Looks like they finally found some spies on Twitter. Turns out they were working fo the Saudis not the Russians. Whoops. (Say, wasn't that were the hijackers on 9/11 came from? Just say'n)

It Happens Over and Over and Over and Over': Keystone Pipeline Leaks (at Least) 383,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in North Dakota. ... "History has shown us time and again that there is no safe way to transport fossil fuels, and pipelines are no exception."  CommonDreams

Forged in Fire: California’s Lessons for a Green New Deal.  Intercept  

Now the Generals Speak Up?  TruthDig  

Killing Bullwinkle: Big money and controversy surround Western trophy hunts. ... Wealthy hunters pay top dollar for desired hunts, padding Fish and Game budgets and prodding resistance.  HCN  

WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 8-10, 2019

Weekend Read: Goliath - The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy - by Matt Stoller.   A startling look at how concentrated financial power and consumerism transformed American politics, resulting in the emergence of populism and authoritarianism, the fall of the Democratic Party—while also providing the steps needed to create a new democracy.  Indie Bound  

Code Pink #Free Assange

Julian Assange in Kangaroo Court.  TruthDig  

Deconstructed: The Bernie Sanders Interview. 
Intercept

Clip from MSNBC (or MSDNC)
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Bernie Sanders' Campaign Accuses Mainstream Media of Erasure  TruthDig  

Billionaires Have Declared All-Out War on Sanders and Warren.  TruthDig  

Mainstream Media Pro-Johnson Propaganda Gets Into Full Swing.  Craig Murray  

The Persistent Influence of Trump’s “Shadow Adviser” Erik Prince.  The Intercept  

VOTER SUPPRESSION

Republicans Can’t Break With Trump While They Invest in Voter Suppression.  TruthOut    

Georgia to purge over 300,000 voters from rolls ahead of 2020 election. Independent  

Advocacy groups worry efforts to purge voters are targeted attacks to suppress legal access to ballot. ... ‘They’re trying to impeach us’: What faith leaders told Trump behind closed doors  McClatchy  

How an Occupy ICE Activist and DACA Recipient Was Deported for Tweeting.  Intercept  

Green Group Threatens Suit Over 'Unconscionable Handout to Polluters' as EPA Attacks Water Rules for Coal Ash. ... "This latest rollback would lead directly to more water contamination, more birth defects, more childhood cancer, and more pain and suffering for American families—all for the sake of a dirty industry's last grasp at profits."   CommonDreams  

US congressional panel plots next phase of the dirty war on Syria: Occupy oil fields and block reconstruction. ... A DC foreign policy apparatchik on the congressional Syria Study Group proclaimed that the US military “owned” one-third of Syrian territory, then outlined a sadistic strategy for preventing reconstruction of the “economic powerhouse.”  
The GrayZone

'Call It the Surge': Vowing Nationwide Crackdown, Trump Touts Tougher and More Militarized US Police.  CommonDreams  

The Sectarian Civil Wars in the Middle East are Ending, Replaced by Uprisings Against Corruption.  CounterPunch  

'Horrifying' New Research Shows Rising Sea Levels Could Wipe Out Major Cities, Displace 150 Million People by 2050. ... "Climate change is shrinking the planet, in the scariest possible way."
CommonDreams
 

The Drug Trade Isn’t Just Killing People, But the Planet Itself  TruthDig  

The Spy Who Wasn't. ... The U.S. government went looking for someone to blame for Russia's interference in the 2016 election—and found Maria Butina, the perfect scapegoat. The New Republic  

NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Great Britain is Reaching for Nationalism Over Economic Sense.  CounterPunch  

Trump Reveals Plans for Nationwide Crackdown and More Militarized Police.  TruthDig  

The movement: How Steve Bannon is spreading populist Trump-style politics across Europe. ... After being forced out as White House chief strategist, former Breitbart News chief determined to ignite his brand of nationalism in the rest of the world.  Independent  

Noam Chomsky: 'We’re Actually Facing a Constitutional Crisis'  TruthDig  

As Examples Mount, Sanders Campaign Accuses Corporate Media of 'Deliberate Attempt to Erase Bernie'. ... "All of these examples are no accident," said campaign speechwriter David Sirota. "But here's some news: We're not being erased. We're going to win."  
CommonDreams   

Biden Has Defended US Allies’ Use of Lethal Force Against Civilians.  ... On an October evening in 2002, while quietly embroidering on the porch of her home in Nablus in the West Bank, 60-year-old Shaden Abu Hijleh was shot and killed by Israeli occupation forces. A grandmother and community activist involved in promoting the arts, women’s and children’s advocacy, serving the needy and nonviolent resistance to the occupation, she had no links to any violent or extremist organizations.  TruthOut  

Who got rich off the student debt crisis? ... 42 million people owe $1.3 trillion in student debt. It’s a profit center for Wall Street and the government. Here’s how we got into this mess.  RevealNews  

TAXES

We Already Have a Wealth Tax. It’s Just Paid to Hedge Fund Managers.  TruthOut 

'Another Gift' to Big Business as Trump Treasury Moves to Eliminate Rules Against Corporate Tax Avoidance. ... Sen. Ron Wyden warned the Treasury Department's plan "provides an opening for corporations to again dodge their taxes."  CommonDreams  

'Political Corruption in Real Time': Viral Video Shows North Carolina GOP Sabotaging Democracy in Effort to Secure Corporate Tax Cuts. ... "This isn't just a harmless game. It's the reason there's no budget in North Carolina."  CommonDreams  

The Trump administration plans to gut food stamps, hitting red states hardest. ... 3.6 million Americans will lose food stamps under a regulatory maneuver nobody in Congress likes. 1.9 million of them live in Trump country.  ThinkProgress  

The Trump Doctrine Demands a Democratic Response.  TruthDig  

The FBI Spends a Lot of Time Spying on Black Americans.  Intercept  

Journalist Max Blumenthal arrested on false charge in DC. ... Blumenthal was seized from his home by a group of officers and held for two days in cells and cages. His arrest warrant labels him as “armed and dangerous.”
GrayZone  

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NOVEMBER 6, 2019

NY Times: It all goes back to Ukraine.  Inside Ukraine’s Push to Cultivate Trump From the Start. ... Former President Petro Poroshenko alternately flattered President Trump, signed deals with U.S. firms and met with Rudolph Giuliani.  Daily Kos

American Horrors: Regime Change in Iraq to the Rise of ISIS.  Intercept  

There Is No Donald J. Trump Without William F. Buckley.  TruthDig  

‘They’re trying to impeach us’: What faith leaders told Trump behind closed doors  McClatchy  

Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Trying to Exploit Tension With Iran for 2020. TruthOut  

CLIMATE

Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, We Ignore Trump’s Existential Threat to Climate. TruthOut

Trump begins year-long process to formally exit Paris climate agreement. ... Exit will not be final until day after 2020 elections ... France and China to sign pact on ‘irreversibility’ of climate accord.
Guardian
 

Australian PM Morrison Pledges to Outlaw Climate Boycotts. ... “A new breed of radical activism is on the march. Apocalyptic in tone," said Morrison, an evangelical Christian and a very vocal supporter of US President Donald Trump. CommonDreams

Warning of 'Untold Human Suffering,' Over 11,000 Scientists From Around the World Declare Climate Emergency. ... "Scientists have a culture of reticence when it comes to making statements like this, but the emergency is rapidly accelerating, and the scientists are very clear: this is an existential emergency."  CommonDreams  

New Study: 300 Million Face Severe Risk of Climate-Fueled Coastal Flooding by 2050.  
DemocracyNow  

The obscure law that explains why Google backs climate deniers. ... Company wants to curry favour with conservatives to protect its ‘section 230’ legal immunity.  Guardian  

Neoliberalism? Never Heard of It. ... The latest liberal parlor game is pretending there’s no such thing as neoliberalism. The game’s very popularity highlights neoliberalism’s enduring hegemony.  Jacobin  

Here's Who Paid Hillary Clinton $22 Million in Speaking Fees. ... Clinton's speaking fees at corporations have been the source of much political discussion.
USNews  

Ben Rhodes’ False Atonement for the Yemen War. ... Our failure to reckon with Obama-era atrocities -- and why it matters.  ITT  

All That is Holy is Profaned: Beyond Ruling Class Trumpeachment.  CounterPunch  

‘Not our mission’: private fire crews protect the insured, not the public.  Guardian  

Democrat calls on Google to stop funding climate crisis deniers. ... Kathy Castor’s letter to Sundar Pichai says it’s hard to ‘overstate the detrimental impact’ groups have had on the climate debate.  Guardian  

Nazi-Normalizing Barf Journalism: A Brief History.  
FAIR
 

Money Talks, Bullshit Walks on Cable News.  CounterPunch  

'Outrageous' and 'Reprehensible': Trump Gives Taxpayer-Funded Groups Green Light to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People. ... "This rule is an abuse of taxpayer dollars in the name of empowering hatred and bigotry towards society's most vulnerable members."   CommonDreams  

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NOVEMBER 5, 2019

Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Consolidating Far-Right Power Globally. TruthOut  

The Enemy Within ... Our democracy is not in peril—we do not live in a democracy. The image of our democracy is in peril. The deep state -- the generals, bankers, corporatists, lobbyists, intelligence chiefs, government bureaucrats and technocrats -- is intent on salvaging the brand.  TruthDig/Hedges  

A CIA-Backed Militia Targeted Clinics in Afghanistan, Killing Medical Workers and Civilians.  Intercept  

POLICING

The Unchecked Growth of Policing Makes Everyone a Criminal, Even Children. ... Despite a nationwide drop in crime the number of cops continues to grow. In this episode of The Police Accountability Report we examine some of the consequences of that growth and how it leads to unnecessary arrests and increased incarceration.  TRNN  

Border Patrol Is Being Endowed With Frightening Powers.  TruthDig  

Chicago Cops: The Torture Machine, Unending.
CounterPunch  

FBI and San Francisco Police Have Been Lying About Scope of Joint Counterterrorism Investigations, Document Suggests. Intercept

‘There Are Noncoercive Solutions to Our Problems’. ... 'We’ve Got to Break This Mindset That Policing Is the Only Tool’ ... Alex Vitale on the role of policing.  FAIR  

This Is Not a Drill: 700+ Arrested as Extinction Rebellion Fights Climate Crisis with Direct Action.
DemocracyNow  

Donald Trump, Brexit, and Britain’s National Health Service. ... U.S. negotiators spooked U.K. policymakers by objecting to NHS drug pricing rules.
ThinkAdvisor
 

Five Indigenous Leaders Massacred in Colombia; New Wave of Violence Feared as 2,500 Troops Deployed.  DemocracyNow  

Illegal loggers kill Amazon indigenous warrior who guarded forest, wound another. ... Illegal loggers in the Amazon ambushed an indigenous group that was formed to protect the forest and shot dead a young warrior and wounded another, leaders of the Guajajara tribe in northern Brazil said on Saturday. Reuters

The Capitalist War on the Last American Commons.  CounterPunch  

Chile: 1 Million Protest Extreme Inequality in Latin America’s Richest Country. ... Chile pulls out of two major international summits amid mounting protests against austerity and the privatization of virtually every public good.  TRNN  

Adam Schiff Is No Friend of Progressives TruthDig 

NOVEMBER 4, 2019

First Julian Assange, Then Us.  TruthDig   Related:  Max Blumenthal Arrest Exposes Hypocrisy of Western Media and ‘Human Rights’ NGOs. FAIR

Max Blumenthal's Arrest Exposes the Limits of Press Freedom  TruthDig  

Deconstructed Special: The Noam Chomsky Interview.  Intercept  

The impeachment process may not remove Trump, but it might just finish him.  CSIndy  

Republicans Can’t Break With Trump While They Invest in Voter Suppression.   TruthOut  

Baghdadi Had No Real Answer for the Crumbling of His Caliphate.  CounterPunch/Cockburn    
Related:  
Why Killing “High-Valued Targets” Like Baghdadi Won’t Destroy ISIS. Cockburn  

ISRAEL OCCUPATION

You probably haven't heard: 43 Palestinian kids were shot on a single day by Israeli soldiers. Since March 2018 - over 14,000 shot, 3,295 children, 85% shot in the legs, 2 paramedics, 2 journalists. Demanding an end to the Gaza blockaid of 12 years

Bernie Sanders Refuses to Bow to Israel.  
TruthDig  

Gaza health sector still struggling to cope with ‘Great March of Return’ injuries. ... Hundreds of wounded protestors at risk of limb amputation.  OPT

This chart shows every person killed in the Israel-Palestine conflict since 2000.  Vox  

15-year-old Palestinian Was Shot to Death. Israeli Soldier Who Fired at Him Got One Month of Community Service. ... The soldier admitted that he had fired his weapon toward Othman Rami Halas, without the approval of his commanders - IDF sources: No proof that soldier's action caused death.  Haaretz

Iraq’s Prime Minister Agrees to Resign Amidst Largest Protests Since 2003. ... Iraqi security forces have killed hundreds of protesters who want to uproot the corrupt political system tied to Iran and established after the U.S. occupation.  TRNN      Related: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Resigns, but Protests Continue. ... Human rights campaigner Samah Hadid discusses Hezbollah's decision to switch from supporting the protests to opposing them, why the prime minister resigned, and why this is not enough to end the protests.  TRNN  

WSJ editorial says Trump shouldn’t be impeached because he was too ‘inept’ to carry out quid pro quo.  RawStory  

Trump’s campaign is spending more on legal fees, paying 13 law firms in Q3  McClatchy  

WEEKEND of NOVEMBER 1-3, 2019

Weekend Read: Democracy in America?
What Has Gone Wrong and What We Can Do About I
t. by Benjamin Page and Martin Gilens. America faces daunting problems -- stagnant wages, high health care costs, neglected schools, deteriorating public services. Yet the government consistently ignores the needs of its citizens, paying attention instead to donors and organized interests.  
University of Chicago Press  

Chomsky: Trump’s Actions on Syria Reflect the Foreign Policy of a Con Man.  TruthOut  

Trump Reveals Plans for Nationwide Crackdown and More Militarized Police. TruthDig  

The FBI Spends a Lot of Time Spying on Black Americans.  Intercept  

What Happens in the Senate if Trump Is Impeached?
TruthDig  

'Call It the Surge': Vowing Nationwide Crackdown, Trump Touts Tougher and More Militarized US Police.  CommonDreams  

SYRIA - WHAT'S ALL ABOUT

By protecting Syria’s Idlib, the US created a safe haven for Baghdadi and ISIS. ... With the killing of ... al-Baghdadi, the shoddy narrative pushed by US government officials and regime change propagandists about Idlib was blown to pieces as well.  GrayZone  

Is Trump Saving Those Syrian Oil Fields for the Russians? ... Trump is thinking, and saying, he can make a buck—or anyway his MAGA government can make a buck—by holding on to those fields.
DailyBeast  

Protecting oil: Trump's latest Syria strategy under question.  Yahoo News  

FACT CHECK: President Trump's Plans For Syrian Oil.  NPR  

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway.  TruthDig  

Joe and Jill Biden reported earning $15.6 million from book deals and speaking engagements since leaving the White House.  Business Insider  

The Sectarian Civil Wars in the Middle East are Ending, Replaced by Uprisings Against Corruption.
CounterPunch  

'Horrifying' New Research Shows Rising Sea Levels Could Wipe Out Major Cities, Displace 150 Million People by 2050. ... "Climate change is shrinking the planet, in the scariest possible way."
CommonDreams
 

Trident is the Crime. ... the U.S. nuclear weapon arsenal should be tried in the court of public opinion. 
CounterPunch  

The Drug Trade Isn’t Just Killing People, But the Planet Itself  TruthDig  

River of Trash -- How Plastic Pollution Is Making Central American Communities Uninhabitable.  Intercept  

The Spy Who Wasn't. ... The U.S. government went looking for someone to blame for Russia's interference in the 2016 election—and found Maria Butina, the perfect scapegoat. The New Republic  

The Trump administration plans to gut food stamps, hitting red states hardest. ... 3.6 million Americans will lose food stamps under a regulatory maneuver nobody in Congress likes. 1.9 million of them live in Trump country.  ThinkProgress

The Demise of Democracy Under Trump Proves the Frankfurt School Right.  TruthOut

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NOVEMBER 12 THROUGH 25

NOVEMBER 25, 2019

Will Donald Trump be impeached and when would it happen?  Independent  

More Than 800 Scholars and Activists Sign Open Letter Demanding US End Support for Bolivia's Right-Wing Coup Regime. ... "What is happening in Bolivia is highly undemocratic and we are witnessing some of the worst human rights violations at the hands of the military and the police since the transition to civilian government in the early 1980s."  CommonDreams  

With Net Neutrality Axed, Local Governments Are Racing To Save the Open Internet. ... Cities and states are leading the way in defending the internet from corporate control. ... Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon are free to slow down, block or prioritize internet traffic as they wish, without interference by the federal government.  ITT   

Resource List of So-Call Progressive Organizations and Lobby Groups Aligned Against Medicare for All

Democratic National Committee - (DNC)

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
(DSCC)

Democratic Congressional Campaign Comm.

Partnership for America’s Health Care Future (PAHCF)  -  Industry front group

Bully Pulpit Interactive -
Comms, Digital Marketing

Center Forward - Think Tank

Forbes Tate Partners - Lobbying Firm

Business Forward - Trade Group

Blue Engine Message & Media, LLC - Communications, Digital Marketing - Blue Engine Message & Media is PR and political strategy firm that worked for Barack Obama during his presidential campaign.

Alert! - Name Changed to Seven Letter   -  Acquires Tessio Labs, Nov. 6, 2019

Anzalone Liszt Grove Research - Polling Firm

Third Way - Democratic Think Tank

America's Health Insurance Partners - AHIP - Industry Lobby Grorup

Federation of American Hospitals - FAH - Industry Lobby Group

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufactuers of America - PhRMA - Industry Lobby Group - aka Big Pharma

American College of Radiology Association - ARCA. RADPAC is the ARCA Political Action Group Committee; See also: Radiology Advocacy Network. The Radiology Advocacy Network is a group of radiologists across the country who are ensuring that radiology's voice is heard at the local and federal levels.

FTI Consulting - PAHCR is Client of FTI

UK Ignores UN Deadline to End Illegal Occupation of the Chagos Islands.  TruthOut  

OK Obama, It’s Time to Cancel Centrism. ... As we gear up for next year’s presidential race, the only political class in the United States that may be as terrified of losing power as the Republican Party is that of centrist Democrats. TruthDig  

Trump Administration Ignores Court Order Stopping 85,000 Acre Payette Forest Logging and Burning Project, Conservation Groups Sue  CounterPunch  Related: Remove the Cows Not the Conifers. CounterPunch

The U.S. Is Setting the Stage for Another Coup in Iran.  TruthDig  

Stockholm Syndrome: The Nobel Prize Organization Is Now Fully Engaged in the Business of Genocide Denial.  Intercept  

The Pentagon claimed this week that Iran missile system is “unrivaled in the Middle East.” Did they consult with Israel on this conclusion? Israel has at least 90 (and perhaps as many as 400) nuclear weapons, many of them loaded on Jericho II missiles with a range of 4,500 kilometers.

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WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 22-24, 2019

House Lawmakers Extend Illegal Collection of Americans’ Sensitive Data.  TruthOut  

'Destroyer of Newspapers' Vulture Fund Buys Majority Stake at Tribune Publishing. ... Newspaper unions express fear that Alden Global Capital "is looking to bleed its next chain of newspapers dry."  CommonDreams  

Bolsonaro wants to end democracy in Brazil. Here's one way he could do it. ... Brazil’s far right knows it needs protests and chaos to justify a restoration of dictatorship-era measures.  Guardian  

Bernie Sanders Criticizes U.S. Relationships with Saudi Arabia and Israel at Democratic Debate.
 DemocracyNow  

The Palestine Exception to Free Speech: A Movement Under Attack in the US.  
Center for Constitutional Justice  

The Fascism Behind the U.S. Stance on Israeli Settlements.  ... A combination of US Evangelical lawlessness and white supremacy with incessant lobbying by the Zionist far right has finally put the United States in the position of supporting the policies of the Axis in World War II.  TruthDig  

Reports of War Crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan Highlight the Failures of Both Wars.CounterPunch/Cockburn

Iran: Over 100 Feared Dead in Protest Crackdown as Authorities Impose Internet Blackout.
DemocracyNow
    Related:  Intensified US Sanctions Bolster Iran’s Hardliners and Fuel Angry Protests.  TruthOut

The U.S. Is Setting the Stage for Another Coup in Iran.  TruthDig  

A Secret Summit ... Iran’s Quds Force and the Muslim Brotherhood Considered an Alliance Against Saudi Arabia  Intercept  

Barr’s Fascist Manifesto Shows GOP Is Evolving to New Level of Authoritarianism.  TruthOut  

'Fear of Victory' for Sanders or Warren in 2020 Driving Bloomberg and Patrick Bids, Say Progressive Critics. ... "There's clearly anxiety from parts of the Democratic Party establishment and donor class about becoming a party that is unapologetic about taking on oligarchs, whether they're Donald Trump or Jeff Bezos."  CommonDreams   

Top Economist Robert Pollin Answers Key Questions on the Emerging Divide Between Sanders and Warren on Medicare for All. ... "I clearly don't think it is premature to have detailed discussions on funding Medicare for All," says co-author of 200-page study on that exact subject. "How Sanders or Warren should handle the matter politically is another matter."  CommonDreams  

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NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Boris Johnson Must Waive Any Claim of Immunity for Prince Andrew.  Craig Murray  

The New York Times Won't Stop Pushing Democrats Right  TruthDig  

'Fear of Victory' for Sanders or Warren in 2020 Driving Bloomberg and Patrick Bids, Say Progressive Critics. ... "There's clearly anxiety from parts of the Democratic Party establishment and donor class about becoming a party that is unapologetic about taking on oligarchs, whether they're Donald Trump or Jeff Bezos."  CommonDreams   

Rob Richie on Ranked Choice Voting, Netfa Freeman on Police Militarization.  FAIR  

ISRAEL VS PALESTINE

Michael Lynk’s UN Report on Israeli Settlements Speaks the Truth, But the World Refuses to Listen. CounterPunch    

Mike Pompeo Says U.S. Will Soften Stance Against Israeli Settlements. ... The secretary of state said the U.S. no longer considers the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law.  HuffPost

US says Israeli settlements no longer considered illegal in dramatic shift. ... Declaration marks rejection of 2016 UN resolution that settlements on the West Bank are a ‘flagrant violation’ of international law.  Guardian  

How Western Media Bias Allows Israel to Getaway with Murder in Gaza.  CounterPunch  

'There Is No More Two-State Solution': Trump Administration to Further Soften Opposition to West Bank Settlements. ... "How the hell is it possible for the U.S. policy to be any softer?"  CommonDreams  

U.S. Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is “Entrenchment of an Apartheid Regime”  DemocracyNow  

After Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, the Latest Trump Statement Isn't Going to Make Settlements Legal  Haaretz  

 What the Iran Cables Tell Us About the U.S.-Made Hellscape in Iraq.  Intercept      Related:  Leaked Iranian Intelligence Reports Expose Tehran’s Vast Web of Influence in Iraq.  Intercept    

The collapse of the information ecosystem poses profound risks for humanity. .... The viral spread of misinformation, widening news deserts and the proliferation of fake news will threaten life as we know it.  Guardian  

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NOVEMBER 20, 2019

US and Corporations Key Factors Behind Most Violent Year Yet in Mexico.  CounterPunch  

Mexico’s LeBaron Massacre and the War That Will Not Cease.  CounterPunch  

Dozens of Murdered Women Are Missing From Puerto Rican Police Records, New Report Finds. Intercept

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation. ... Prosecutor says country will not proceed with investigation into WikiLeaks founder. (NB - Assange was never accused of "rape", but of haing sex without a condom, illegal in Sweden unless married - InformedCynic)  Guardian  

CLICK BAIT

High Turnout of Smart Voters in Kentucky Terrifies Rand Paul.  > Go  

TC Energy Says Keystone Pipeline Failed Due To Protesters Making It Lose Confidence In Itself.
> Go

Pack Members Worried Young Wolf May Be Sociopath After He Mauls Rabbit.  > Go

Robert Reich: Billionaires Don't Actually Like Capitalism.   TruthDig  

U.S. won’t clean up Marshall Islands nuclear waste dome but wants it free of anti-U.S. graffiti.LA Times

Barack Obama Issues Warning To 2020 Democrats Against Veering Too Far Left. ... “Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality,” said the former president.  HuffPost 

Confirmation of Steven Menashi to Federal Appeals Court 'Should Send Shockwaves Across America'. ... Approval of Trump nominee called "disturbing," "offensive," and "another dark day" for nation's judicial system. CommonDreams

Legendary Journalist Bill Moyers Says He Fears For The Nation For The First Time In His Life. ... “Society, a democracy, can die of too many lies -- and we’re getting close to that terminal moment,” he warns. HuffPost

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NOVEMBER 19, 2019

How to Save the Planet and Ourselves ... If you read only one book this year, it should be Roger Hallam’s “Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse.”  TruthDig/Hedges  

Trump Grants Pardons To Army Officers Charged With War Crimes. ... President Donald Trump called Major Matthew Golsteyn, who was accused of murder, a “hero”.  HuffPost  

Shut Down the School of the Americas/ WHINSEC.  Jacobin  

Who decides whose struggle is justified and democratic, and who's an angry violent mob?Video

BOLIVIA UPDATE

This is a big mess: (1) there were free and fair elections, and Evo Morales won them in a landslide; (2) the “interim leadership” are illegitimate fascists backed by the United States; and (3) she (Warren) can’t even say the word “coup”

Warren on Bolivia:
The Bolivian people deserve free and fair elections, as soon as possible. Bolivia's interim leadership must limit itself to preparing for an early, legitimate election. Bolivia's security forces must protect demonstrators, not commit violence against them.

Sanders on Bolivia:
I oppose the intervention of Bolivia's security forces in the democratic process and their repression of Indigenous protesters. When the military intervened and asked President Evo Morales to leave, in my view, that’s called a coup.

Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia.  DemocracyNow  

Who decides whose struggle is justified and democratic, and who's an angry violent mob? How to tell a "riot" from a "protest"   Video  

Why the Corporate Media Won’t Call It a Coup.  Jacobin  

When an Elected Government Falls in South America, as in Bolivia, Look For a US Role. CounterPunch  

'This is What a Dictatorship Looks Like': Bolivian Security Forces Open Fire on Indigenous Protesters in City of Cochabamba. ... "State violence in Bolivia."  CommonDreams  

Militias in Bolivia Are Burning the Indigenous Flag in Public Plazas.  TruthOut  

Alex Main on Bolivia Coup.  FAIR  

A Gangster for Capitalism: Next Up, Bolivia.  CounterPunch  

The Coup That Ousted Bolivia’s Evo Morales Is Another Setback for Latin American Socialism. Intercept  

Bolivia and the Loud Silence. CounterPunch  

US and OAS help overthrow another government: ... The US targeted Morales for overthrow ever since he became president. And the Organization of American States helped set the stage for Bolivia’s coup.  Gray Zone  

Chileans Face State Repression as They Continue Revolt Against Neoliberalism.  TruthOut  

Tow articles about the media: The Fragile Boris Johnson.  Murray    and  “The Palace… Threatened Us(ABC news) a Million Different Ways”  Murray   Related:  Leaked Insider Recording From ABC News Reveals Network Executives Killed Bombshell Story Implicating Jeffrey Epstein.  Project Veritas  

Noam Chomsky interview - Threats to Peace & the Planet.  Alternative Radio  

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NOVEMBER 18, 2019

White Nationalists Are Running the White House. ... The Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch report on the leaked emails of Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller shows the deep connections he has to racist white nationalists   RNN  

Horrifying Emails Reveal Stephen Miller’s White Nationalism.  TruthDig    Related:  White House aide Stephen Miller pushed racist immigration coverage in leaked emails  LA Times  

'They Choked Me. They Threw Me Down.': CodePink's Medea Benjamin Assaulted by Right-Wing Venezuelan Opposition and Threatened With Arrest. ... "This intimidation shows how the U.S. security forces work hand-in-glove with the right-wing forces in Latin America who are trying to stop progressive movements that empower the poor."  CommonDreams   Related:  CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions.  DemocracyNow  

In the Looming Shadow of Civil War.CounterPunch 

ENVIRONMENT

WATCH: 2019 Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice DemocracyNow  

The EPA’s War on Science Continues.  CounterPunch  

The Center Cannot Hold Off Climate Catastrophe.  TruthDig  

Naomi Klein on Climate Chaos: “I Don’t Think Baby Boomers Did This. I Think Capitalism Did.” ITT

To Confront Climate Change Humanity Needs Socialism.  CounterPunch  

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Environmental Justice, Shutting Down Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires.  DemocracyNow  

The Greatest Scam in History: How the Energy Companies Took Us All.  CounterPunch  

Conservationist Warns 'Unnoticed Apocalypse' of Insects 'Should Set Alarms Ringing'. ... The warning comes as a new report highlights primary reasons pollinators and other insects are dying off: habitat loss and pesticide use.  CommonDreams  

'War for survival': Brazil’s Amazon tribes despair as land raids surge under Bolsonaro  Guardian  

Crushing Anti-Mining Protest in Australia.
CounterPunch
 

Chileans Face State Repression as They Continue Revolt Against Neoliberalism.  TruthOut  

The Fragile Boris Johnson.   Craig Murray  

Elizabeth Warren Won't Admit It, But the Primary System Is Racist  TruthDig  

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WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 15-17, 2019

Paris climate pullout: The worst is yet to come.
BBC
 

Democrats Are Becoming the Party of Permanent War  TruthDig  

BOLIVIA - WHAT HAPPENED

In NYT, CNN, BBC, & WaPo/AP reports on Jeanine Anez appointing herself president of Bolivia, zero mentions of her Christian supremacy or long history of racist anti-indigenous comments. AP simply refers to her as a “women’s rights activist.” Isn't her history of racism...relevant?

Bolivian Coup Explained  

Sanders Has Denounced Coup, But Biden, Warren, and Buttigieg So Far Silent on Overthrow of Bolivia's Morales. ... "Why is Bernie Sanders the only one who has spoken out? Don't the other candidates have a position about a destabilizing, right-wing takeover of a neighboring country? We need to hear from them."  CommonDreams   

After Evo, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia.  CounterPunch  

The Bolivian Coup Comes Down to One Precious Mineral.   TruthDig  

The Bolivian Coup Is Not a Coup -- Because US Wanted It to Happen.  FAIR  

Oppose the Military Coup in Bolivia. Spare Us Your “Critiques”. CounterPunch  

“Dicey times in Bolivia” ... American pundits continue to have difficulty assessing what democracy looks like in other countries.
The Outline  

Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support. ... Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho is a far-right multi-millionaire who arose from fascist movements in the Santa Cruz region, where the US has encouraged separatism. He has courted support from Colombia, Brazil, and the Venezuelan opposition.  GrayZone  

The US is set to drown the world in oil. ... A staggering 61% of the world’s new oil and gas production over the next decade is set to come from one country alone: the United States.  Global Witness  

A Veterans Day Worth Celebrating.  TruthDig  

Murder Like It’s 1495: U.S.-Backed Counterinsurgency in the Philippines. CounterPunch  

Fighting antisemitism is at the heart of the left’s struggle against oppression. ... The antisemites threatening us don’t just hate Jews. They hate the idea of multiracial democracy and political equality.  
Guardian/Sanders
 

Interior proposes coveted deal to ex-client of agency head.  AP  

In Discussing “Withdrawals,” Don’t Forget US’s Vast Military Base Empire.  TruthOut  

Illegal Loggers Murder Indigenous Forest Guardian in Brazilian Amazon.  CounterPunch  

Governments Beware: People Are Rising Up All Over the World  TruthDig  

Monopolies cost Americans $300 a month. We're no longer the land of free markets. ... In a reversal from a few decades ago, American consumers are facing oligopolies while Europeans benefit from competition.  Guardian  

NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Hedge Fund-Backed GOP Group Is Digging Up Dirt on Elizabeth Warren, Documents Show.  Intercept  

(2013) Is 'The Five Eyes Alliance' Conspiring to Spy on You?... The dire threat of surveillance agencies working together to keep an eye on one another's citizens.  
The Atlantic  

Israel’s Scheme To Defund the BDS Movement. ... Told they are enabling terrorists, banks cut off
pro-Palestinian activists.  ITT  

Israel is Silencing the Last Voices Trying to Stop Abuses Against Palestinians.  CounterPunch  

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BLING BLING, YO.
LOOTING, SHOOTING, 'N BRIBING TO RICHES

Bolivian Coup Comes Less Than a Week After Morales Stopped Multinational Firm's Lithium Deal. ... "Bolivia's lithium belongs to the Bolivian people. Not to multinational corporate cabals."  CommonDreams

Pentagon Claims US Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Govt Official Who Tries to Take Control of Syrian Oil. ... "This is not a new mission."  CommonDreams

Trump allies worked to secure Ukraine gas deal. ... Perry pressed the Ukrainian president to fire members of the Naftogaz advisory board.   Mercury News  

Corporate Mammon: Amazon and the Seattle Council Elections.  CounterPunch  

Private Equity Firms are Modern Day Vampires Sucking the Lifeblood Out of Our Society. ... Deadspin is the latest victim of private equity. Labor writer and activist Kim Kelly warns us that these 21st century "private equity vampires" have to be controlled. 
TRN  

'The Business of Building Walls': New Report Shows Companies Cashing In on Europe's Expanding Anti-Migrant Barriers.   "As we celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is tragic that so many new walls have been built across Europe to keep out the most vulnerable people on our planet." CommonDreams

Government Doesn’t Want Trump or His Immigration Policies Mentioned in Retrial of Border Aid Worker Scott Warren.  Intercept  

Causing 'Profound' Trauma, Trump Administration Detained Recording-Breaking 70,000 Children in 2019.  CommonDreams  

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NOVEMBER 13, 2019

Will Julian Assange Die in Prison?  
The American Conservative
 

The UK’s Macabre Final Election.  Craig Murray  

“This Is a Military Coup”: Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls for His Ouster.  DemocracyNow  

How Iran Back Forces Are Taking Over Iraq. CounterPunch/Cockburn  

CLICK BAIT

World leaders confident they will be able to ignore climate study endorsed by 11,000 scientists.  
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Assad Starting To Feel Like Friendship With Tulsi Gabbard One-Sided After She Calls Just To Complain About The Election Again.  > Go  

Vindman Says Ukraine Transcript Left Out Lengthy Sections Of Trump Bragging About Time He Was In Pizza Hut Commercial.  >  Go  

The U.S. Military Is Monitoring Interfaith Group Opposed to Child Separation, Leaked Document Reveals.  Intercept  

The Sad Death of James Le Mesurier (Originator of Syrian "white helmets")   Craig Murray  

Billionaires Have Declared All-Out War on Sanders and Warren.  TruthDig  

Left is the New Right, or Why Marx Matters.  CounterPunch  

America’s Secret History’s Roots Run Deep.  
MadCow

The Real Constitutional Crisis: The Constitution  CounterPunch  

What Does the Catholic Church’s Patriarchal Structure Have to Do with the Failure of the Amazon Synod? ... Feminist liberationists have long claimed that discrimination against women is the model for favoring the power of elites over the rest with negative consequences worldwide. The Amazonian Synod only reinforced the claim. The mistakes were breathtakingly obvious and relatively easy to fix.  ReWire  

NOVEMBER 12, 2019

Death by Oligarchy. ... Oligarchs are blinded by hubris, wealth and power. Their cloying sense of entitlement sees them outraged by even the most tepid reforms or mildest of criticisms. They lack empathy and compassion, along with remorse or guilt, for what is done to those outside of their tiny, elitist circles.  TruthDig/Hedges  

CIA-linked unit accused of atrocities in Afghanistan. ... Document details 14 deadly raids by pro-government units with support of US intelligence.  Guardian  

Watching My Students Turn Into Soldiers of Empire  TruthDig  

IMPEACHMENT

Putting Donald Trump’s impeachment in context. ... High crimes and misdemeanors of the fading American century.  Nation of Change  


Impeachment isn’t the answer to America’s political crisis. ... Attempting to oust Trump so that centrists can return to power misses the point. A new politics must be forged.  Guardian  


US and Israel were lone votes against UN resolutions opposing space arms race, nuclear Middle East, Cuba embargo. ... The United States and Israel were the only countries that voted against UN General Assembly draft resolutions calling for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, measures to stop an arms race in outer space, and an end to the blockade of Cuba.
Gray Zone
 

The Crass Warfare of Billionaires Against Sanders and Warren.  CounterPunch  

The Criminal Justice System Is Not Broken. It’s Doing What It Was Designed to Do.  Intercept  

I watched Fox News every day for 44 months – here's what I learned.  Guardian  

Centrist Democrats Have a New Idea to Win Reelection: Ignore Labor and Give Trump a Major Trade Deal.  Intercept  

Trump’s War on the Free Press Reeks of Dictatorship. CounterPunch  

Democracy Shouldn’t Be About Celebrating Military Overlords.  DemocracyNow  

'Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Inauspicious Futures in the U.S. Army  Tom Dispatch  


NOVEMBER 26 THROUGH 30

WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 1, 2019

Weekend Read: Losing Earth: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich  By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change?including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story, and ours.  Indie Bound  

Amazon’s Ring Planned Neighborhood “Watch Lists” Built on Facial Recognition.  Intercept  

“Don’t Hate the Media, Be the Media”: Reflections on 20 Years of Indymedia, a Radical Media Movement.  DemocracyNow  

Did an American Billionaire Philanthropist Play a Role in the Imprisonment of Iranian Environmentalists?  
Intercept  

BOLIVIA UPDATE

Washington’s Consensus on Neofascist Coups in Latin America.  CounterPunch  

Pompeo Calls It 'Democracy' in Bolivia as Post-Coup Violence Grows and Fear of Civil War Intensifies. ... "The military has guns and a license to kill; we have nothing. Please, tell the international community to come here and stop this."  CommonDreams  

Bolivia’s Coup Is Still Happening. ... Everything you wanted to know about Bolivian politics, but were afraid to ask.  The Nation   

Bernie Sanders' Stance on Bolivia Matters
TruthDig

Media Wonder: Why Can’t Venezuela Be More Like Bolivia? FAIR  

'Nothing But Disdain for Democracy': Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley. Condemning Trump for Fueling Crisis in Bolivia. ... "Rather than supporting a military coup, our government should make it clear that the unconstitutional removal of an elected president is unacceptable."  CommonDreams  

Bolivia’s New Puppet Regime Wastes No Time Aligning With US Foreign Policy. Johnstone

“They’re Killing us Like Dogs” – A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help.  CounterPunch  

NATO Is as Good as Dead.  TruthDig  

Is Netanyahu Ready to Inflame War to Escape His Legal Troubles?  CounterPunch  

Michael Bloomberg’s Right-Wing Views on Foreign Policy Make Him a Perfect Candidate for the Republican Nomination.  Intercept  

Glenn Greenwald Sounds the Alarm on Bolsonaro's Brazil.  TruthDig  

Climate Expert Says UN Emissions Report Makes Clear Only Solution Is to 'Cut Off Supply of Fossil Fuels at Their Source' ... "Climate policy proposals that do not squarely confront the issue of supply are not making a serious attempt to avert catastrophe."  
CommonDreams  

New York Democrats Just Passed a Measure That Could Take the Working Families Party Off the Ballot.
Intercept
 

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NOVEMBER 28, 2019

JFK: What the CIA Hides. CounterPunch  

Noam Chomsky: Centrism Will Only Get Us Four More Years of Trump. ... Chomsky is not here to reassure you. As Arctic ice melts, centrists in the Democratic Party actively hinder progress on “Medicare for All” and Republicans work equally hard on voter suppression, the activist, linguist and professor is sounding the alarm.    TruthDig  

America Is Never Going Back to Normal.  TruthDig

With the right-wing coup in Bolivia nearly complete, the junta is hunting down the last remaining dissidents. .. On the day of my scheduled interview with a leftist Bolivian journalist, I learned that he had been disappeared. Every outspoken opponent of the military junta is a target and subjected to charges of sedition.  Gray Zone  

Michael Bloomberg’s Right-Wing Views on Foreign Policy Make Him a Perfect Candidate for the Republican Nomination.  Intercept  

Christianity is the Religion of Imperialism.  CounterPunch  

It isn't just Rick Perry who believes Donald Trump is the 'chosen one'. ... Evangelical voters in the US are increasingly willing to separate morals in a president from morals in a country.  Independent  

'Another Year. Another Record.': Levels of Key Climate-Heating Gases Hit New Highs in 2018, UN Reveals ... "There is no sign of a slowdown, let alone a decline," warns the World Meteorological Organization chief.  CommonDreams  

A Cattle Industry and Local Control Power Grab: Inside the Malheur Owyhee Public Lands Bill.  
CounterPunch  

Keystone XL: police discussed stopping anti-pipeline activists 'by any means'. ... Revealed: records show law enforcement has called demonstrators possible ‘domestic terrorism’ threats.  Guardian  

Rick Perry Calls Donald Trump The Chosen One Sent By God To Rule Over Us. ... The secretary of energy used “imperfect” Old Testament kings to make his point.  HuffPost  

I went undercover to expose Iraq’s secret sex trade, and what I discovered shocked me to my core. ... I still can’t reveal who I am, and I won’t be able to return to the country for a while. But when I think about the awful things I witnessed, I know revealing the truth was worth it.  Independent  

Iraqi Scholar Sinan Antoon: Anti-Government Protests Have Led to “Reclaiming of Iraqi Identity.  DemocracyNow  

Inside the Archive of an LSD Researcher With Ties to the CIA’s MKUltra Mind Control Project  Intercept  

'Allow no escapes': leak exposes reality of China's vast prison camp network.  Guardian  

Michael Bloomberg’s Right-Wing Views on Foreign Policy Make Him a Perfect Candidate for the Republican Nomination.  Intercept  

The Future of Meat. TruthDig  

NOVEMBER 27, 2019

What’s Up With Trump and “The Deep State”?.  CounterPunch  

Warren Raises 'Corruption' Alarm After Trump, Zuckerberg, and Thiel Hold Secret White House Meeting. ... "This is how the government keeps working for giant corporations and the wealthy and well-connected."  CommonDreams  

“An Attack on the Human Rights Movement”: Israel Deports Human Rights Watch Monitor.  
DemocracyNow  

ASSANGE UPDATE

Debunking All The Assange Smears.Medium

The Lies About Assange Must Stop Now.  CounterPunch/Huedges  

“I Was Fired for Helping Julian Assange, and I Have No Regrets”  Jacobin    Related:  Stefania Maurizi  

Propaganda Narratives Are Custom-Made For Each Ideological Echo Chamber. Johnstone

U.N. Rapporteur: Julian Assange Has Faced Psychological Torture; He Should Not Be Extradited to U.S.  DemocracyNow  

The Prosecution of Julian Assange Calls for the Public’s Defense of Free Speech.  
CounterPunch
 

“In Defense of Julian Assange”: Why WikiLeaks Founder’s Case Threatens Press Freedom DemocracyNow  

Glenn Greenwald: Bolsonaro Wants to Silence Free Press in Brazil. ... The president’s political movement regards journalists as obstacles and prefers intimidation and violence to civic discourse. ... Supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil making gestures mimicking a gun, a signature of his campaign, at the launch of his new political party, Alliance for Brazil, on Thursday.  NYTimes  

Police Raid Egypt’s Last Independent News Outlet Mada Masr Amid “Increasingly Hostile” Media Climate.  DemocracyNow  

Progressives, trust your gut: Elizabeth Warren is not one of us. ... Warren loves to antagonize the super-rich – but her campaign seems suspiciously designed to stave off revolution.  Guardian  

A Tale of Two Princes. CounterPunch  

Hundreds of Thousands Join National Strike in Colombia in Rebuke to Right-Wing President Iván Duque.  DemocracyNow  

Tariq Ali on the U.K. Election, Brexit & How the Tories Were “Taken Over by the Extreme Right Wing”  DemocracyNow  

Do Not Despair of This Election.  Craig Murray  

NOVEMBER 26, 2019

The End of the Rule of Law.  TruthDig/Hedges

Noam Chomsky: Democratic Party Centrism Risks Handing Election to Trump. ... Chomsky: Preliminary comment: I find it psychologically impossible to discuss the 2020 election without emphasizing, as strongly as possible, what is at stake: survival, nothing less.  TruthOut  

The Stain on America’s Soul That Will Not Wash Away.  TruthDig  

CIA & MILITARY PROPAGANDA

CIA influence on public opinion. Wiki

Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia’s Election. ... Pro-coup editorials rely on -- and misreport -- questionable evidence from the dubious OAS.  FAIR

Hollywood’s ‘Captain Marvel’ Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda. ... The Pentagon was deeply involved in the production of the hit Hollywood film Captain Marvel, and is using the movie to spread recruitment propaganda.   
Gray Zone

EXCLUSIVE: Documents expose how Hollywood promotes war on behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA. ... US military intelligence agencies have influenced over 1,800 movies and TV shows.  Medium  

CIA helped shape ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ series into bigoted Venezuela regime change fantasy. ... Analysis by researcher Tom Secker reveals how Amazon’s regime change fantasy “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” was shaped by CIA and US military consultants – and how the TV show’s producers hid their role from viewers.
Gray Zone
 

Sanders’ Plan to Fight Global Climate Disaster Too Ambitious, Says NYT.  FAIR  

Beware of the Medicare Disadvantage Corporate Trap – Wake Up AARP.  CounterPunch/Nader 

Trump's Removal Can't Wait for Impeachment  
TruthDig
 

Erdogan’s Ethnic Cleansing of the Kurds is Still Happening  CounterPunch  

The President is a Domestic Enemy of the Constitution: Ellsberg Slams Trump For Pardoning War Crimes  DemocracyNow     Related: America Will Never Live Down Trump's War Crime Pardons   TruthDig

Industrial farming is one of the worst crimes in history. ... The fate of industrially farmed animals is one of the most pressing ethical questions of our time. Tens of billions of sentient beings, each with complex sensations and emotions, live and die on a production line.  Guardian  

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