2019-11-21: News Headlines

RT (2019-11-21). Journalist cries troll after finding 'Russian quotation marks' in story about Biden's illegitimate child. rt.com A journalist called out an Arkansas paper for running a story about Hunter Biden's illegitimate child, pointing to a "Russian quotation mark" the account had used in its tweet promoting the article. Also known as an arrow. | Journalist Julia Ioffe, a Russiagate true-believer who covers foreign policy and national security topics for mainstream US publications like WaPo and The Atlantic, immediately smelled a rat when the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette tweeted an article claiming that "DNA testing has established that Hunter Biden is the father of an Arkansas baby," with what she — a Russian speaker — call…

Staff (2019-11-21). 'Corruption' Probe Meant Bidens, Impeachment Witnesses Say. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Key impeachment witnesses said Thursday it was clear that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was pursuing political investigations of Democrats in Ukraine, in testimony undercutting Trump's argument that he only wanted to root out Ukrainian corruption. | State Department official David Holmes said he understood that Giuliani's push to investigate "Burisma," the Ukrainian gas company where Joe Biden's son Hunter served on the board, was code for the former vice president and his family. Former White House adviser Fiona Hill warned that Giuliani had been making "explosive" and…

RT (2019-11-21). 'Sums it up perfectly!' Donald Trump Jr uses 'Russian Slapping Champion' to mock Democrats & impeachment inquiry into his dad. rt.com Donald Trump Jr used a video of 'Russian Slap Champion' Vasilii Khamotskiy slapping an opponent unconcious to mock an impeachment inquiry into his father US President Donald Trump, and smash Democrats with his Trump 2020 campaign. | READ MORE: 'I didn't know I could knock him out with a slap!' Russian slapping champ on viral victory (VIDEO) | Trump Jr. used a clip of Khamotskiy, nicknamed 'Dumpling' and hailing from Siberia, withstanding a feeble slap, representing the reaction of 'Patriots' to the…

RT (2019-11-21). Schiff brings lip-reading witnesses and angry bureaucrats into impeachment theater. rt.com The impeachment circus remains in full swing on Capitol Hill, with the Democrats' latest star witness apparently overhearing an incriminating phone call and raging at Trump daring to set his own foreign policy agenda. | David Holmes, a low-level staffer at the US embassy in Kiev, appeared on Capitol Hill for questioning on Thursday. Holmes provided no direct evidence of a 'quid-pro-quo' arrangement between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but told lawmakers that he managed to overhear Trump demand "investigations" into Joe Biden while in a restaurant in Kiev. | Holmes claimed…

The Canary (2019-11-21). Google says it is banning ads targeting political affiliation ahead of the general election. thecanary.co Google will no longer allow voters to be targeted by advertisers based on their political affiliation, the company has announced.Election audience advertisements will now be limited to the general categories of age, gender and general location.In a blogpost, Google Ads executive Scott Spencer, said that the company was "clarifying" its advertising policies to avoid material that could "significantly undermine participation or trust in the democratic process" being posted on its platforms."We're proud that people around the world use Google to find relevant information about elections," he said."But given recent c…

RT (2019-11-21). 'I said the FIRST!' Biden boasts that he has support of 'only' female African-American senator while on stage with Kamala Harris. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden was forced to swiftly correct himself during a debate after bragging that he had support from the "only" black female senator ever elected, despite standing mere feet from Kamala Harris. | While giving a brief monologue about the immense support he enjoys from African Americans, the former VP was stopped dead in his tracks by fellow contestant Kamala Harris (D-California), a US senator who is both black and female. | "I have more people supporting me in the black community, that have announced for me, because they know me, they know who I am," Biden said, listing a num…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-11-21). At Democratic debate, all candidates agree: Trump must go. peoplesworld.org ATLANTA—When it comes to GOP Oval Office occupant Donald Trump, the ten Democratic hopefuls on stage in Atlanta on Nov. 20 all agree: Impeach him. None of the ten—former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Kamala Harris of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New …

John Wojcik (2019-11-21). Hearings yield more evidence of Trump's threat to national security. peoplesworld.org In the midst of explosive testimony at the impeachment inquiry in Congress this morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the press that by using his office for personal gain it is clear now that President Trump has "undermined the national security of the United States." She said that no decision has yet been made though …

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-11-21). Sheepdogs Sanders & Warren Support Anti-Abortion Democrats. indybay.org Despite the Democratic Party having as part of its party platform that it supports the right to abortion, the Democrats have the two alleged progressives running for president, the Democrats' sheepdogs Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, stating at the latest Democrats' "debate" that they would support anti-abortion Democrats! See | "Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders Wouldn't Rule Out Supporting Anti-Abortion Democrats" by Jenavieve Hatch, 11/21/19 at | www.huffpost.com/entry/warren-sanders-abortion-debate_n_5dd6150be4b010f3f1d27940

Steve Brown (2019-11-21). Why Did MSNBC Spend So Much Time Bashing Gabbard? counterpunch.org I couldn't believe my ears. I thought Tulsi Gabbard gave her best performance during Wednesday night's Democratic party debate. She swiftly demolished Mayor Pete and Kamala Harris to their faces, then attacked every prior Republican and Democratic administration (including Clinton's, although she did timidly omit Obama's) for wasteful and deceitful war-making and subservience to the More

Norman Solomon (2019-11-21). Joe Biden's AstroTurf Campaign. counterpunch.org Last week, I attended Joe Biden's first rally in California since he launched his presidential campaign more than six months ago. It was revealing. The Biden for President campaign had been using social media and its email list in the Los Angeles area to urge attendance. Under sunny skies, near abundant free parking, the outdoor More

Ben Norton (2019-11-21). Elizabeth Warren endorses Trump's economic war on Venezuela, then soft-pedals far-right Bolivia coup. mronline.org In a nauseating interview on Pod Save America, Elizabeth Warren endorsed suffocating US sanctions on Venezuela, backing Trump's strategy to stop its "ability to have an economy" while parroting neocon regime-change myths. She then whitewashed the far-right military coup in Bolivia. | Source

Stephen Zunes (2019-11-21). Trump's Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is Rooted in Bipartisan Support. progressive.org Three previous U.S. administrations all ignored the gross power asymmetry between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

Staff (2019-11-21). Noam Chomsky: Democratic Party Centrism Risks Handing Election to Trump. truthout.org As the 2020 election race heats up, U.S. politics, the nation's political culture as a whole, and even the future of organized human life are at a crossroads. Another four years of Donald Trump would deliver nightmarish blows to democracy and social rights, handing an unthinkable mandate to a president who has become notorious for undermining virtually everything of decent value to humanity. | Yet, the question remains as to whether this dangerous man will actually be defeated in 2020. At the Democ…

Robert C. Koehler (2019-11-21). Ilhan Omar's Call for Restorative Justice Gives Me Profound Hope for the Future. commondreams.org Omar understands that punishment perpetuates crime; that healing, repairing harm and creating peace are not simplistic matters to be dumped into the trash bin of the prison-industrial complex. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/ilhan_2.jpeg

Staff (2019-11-21). Mike Pompeo Reportedly Plans to Quit to Run for Senate. truthout.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Republican colleagues that he plans to resign and run for Senate in his home state of Kansas next year. | Pompeo had long been rumored to be eyeing the Kansas Senate seat now held by Republican Pat Roberts, who will retire in 2020. Pompeo planned to depart the Trump administration in the spring, but the impeachment proceedings have hurt him politically,…

Staff (2019-11-21). Last Night's Debate Was Likely the Farewell for Several Campaigns. truthout.org After 11 hours of impeachment hearings earlier in the day, the seemingly endless spectacle of the Democratic presidential debates continued last night. It was, in contrast to some of the previous contests, a relatively muted affair. Certainly, it didn't have the fireworks quality that the day's impeachment hearing testimonies provided. | By and large, there weren't the sorts of nasty personal attacks that marked some of the earlier debates and which risk providing the Republicans with ready-made sound bi…

teleSUR (2019-11-21). Portugal: Police Demand Better Working Conditions, Higher Wages. telesurenglish.net Shouting "Zero Tolerance", thousands of members of the Public Security Police (PSP) and the Republican National Guard (GNR) on Thursday gathered outside the Parliament in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, to demand higher salaries and better working conditions. | RELATED: | Portugal PM Set for Election Win Without Majority: Exit Polls | "We ask for salary increases, risk subsidies, and sanitary improvements at our facilities," t…

Staff (2019-11-21). Democrats Must Expand Impeachment Beyond Ukraine to Counter Right-Wing Lies. truthout.org After weeks of taking depositions behind closed doors, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee probably knew they would get what they wanted out of the public impeachment hearings over the past week. Republicans are betting none of it will be enough to cancel the Trump Show. | The icing on the cake for Democrats came on Wednesday, when Gordon Sondland, President Trump's ambassador to the European Union, said he and other top diplomats understood that the White House withheld military aid…

Staff (2019-11-21). Joe Biden's and Pete Buttigieg's Records on Race Under Scrutiny During Debate. truthout.org Presidential candidate Joe Biden claimed on the Democratic debate stage Wednesday that he has broad support from black voters and the only black woman elected to the Senate, seemingly forgetting that 2020 candidate Kamala Harris is a California senator. Biden's comment came amid multiple blunders during the debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post in Atlanta. For more on the 2020 candidates' discussion of race in their campaigns, we speak with Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color o…

Ruth Conniff (2019-11-21). Klobuchar, Booker, Harris Turn Up the Temp in Democratic Debate Number Five. progressive.org In the most watchable of the five Democratic candidate debates so far, three candidates who have been running toward the back of the pack put in the best performances.

WSWS (2019-11-21). Patriot Act extension concealed in funding bill passed by House Democrats. wsws.org Coming in the midst of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry, the extension of the Patriot Act underscores the absence of any democratic content in the opposition to Trump.

Renee Parsons (2019-11-21). The Schiff Committee Finds No Impeachable Offense against Donald Trump. globalresearch.ca After several days of unremarkable testimony by assorted State Department functionaries the Democrats continue to struggle with ferreting out a legally defensible impeachable offense to warrant the three ring circus currently being conducted by Rep. Adam Schiff, Chair of …

Michael Snyder (2019-11-21). U.S. Relations with China Were Just Destroyed, and Nothing Will Ever Be the Same Again. globalresearch.ca Our relationship with China just went from bad to worse, and most Americans don't even realize that we just witnessed one of the most critical foreign policy decisions of this century. The U.S. Senate just unanimously passed the "Hong Kong

Alex Emmons (2019-11-21). Joe Biden, in Departure From Obama Policy, Says He Would Make Saudi Arabia a "Pariah" theintercept.com Foreign policy took center stage in Wednesday night's Democratic debate, with former Vice President Joe Biden saying he would not sell weapons to Saudi Arabia — marking a sharp contrast with the Obama administration — and stressing he would make the Saudis "pay the price" for their killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. | "I would make it very clear we were not going to in fact sell more weapons to them," Biden said. "We were going to in fact make them pay the price, and make them in fact the pariah that they are." Biden also said there is "very little social redeeming value in the pr…

David Schultz (2019-11-21). The Democratic Party's Missing Electoral College Game Plan. counterpunch.org Rule number one of politics: The first step in exercising political power is to get elected. Somewhere along the line the Democratic Party has forgotten this. Why this is important is that right now it looks that Democrats are on the road to another 2020 presidential popular vote victory and a loss in the electoral More

Priti Gulati Cox (2019-11-21). One Pound Capitalism, a Pinch of Democracy, and an Impeachment. counterpunch.org (includes a recipe brought to you by Discomfort Foods) In February 2018 on Fox News, Laura Ingraham ended her interview with former CIA director James Woolsey by asking him if the United States continues to "mess around in other people's elections." To which Woolsey, as though tasting the tasty lie in his mouth, replied: "Welllllllll More

Thomas Knapp (2019-11-21). Voters Say They Want a Third Party, They Should Vote Accordingly. counterpunch.org According to an October Rasmussen poll, 38% of likely voters say they intend to vote for "someone other than President Trump or the Democratic presidential nominee" in the 2020 US presidential election. In a three-way presidential race, 38% constitutes a winning plurality, assuming it's distributed among the states such that the Electoral College outcome reflects More

Jesse Jackson (2019-11-21). The Right to Vote Should not Fall Victim to Partisan Battles. counterpunch.org The right to vote is fundamental to any democracy. Protecting that right — and making it easier to exercise it — ought to be a priority across partisan lines. Instead, in states across the country — particularly in the five years since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act — it has become a More

Staff (2019-11-21). WATCH: Trump Impeachment Inquiry Hearings. truthout.org The fifth day of televised impeachment hearings have begun into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son. It is only the third time in U.S. history there have been televised impeachment hearings. | On Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 9 AM E.T., the House Intelligence Committee will hear testimony from Dr. Fiona Hill, Former Senior Director for Europe and Russia, National Security Council and Mr. David Holmes, Political Coun…

John Nichols (2019-11-21). Bernie Sanders Wins the Foreign Policy Debate. thenation.com Bernie Sanders Wins the Foreign Policy Debate…

Jeet Heer (2019-11-21). Climate Finally Climbed Onto the Debate Stage. But It's Still Not Taken Seriously Enough. thenation.com Climate Finally Climbed Onto the Debate Stage. But It's Still Not Taken Seriously Enough.

Joan Walsh (2019-11-21). What a Debate Run by Women Looks Like. thenation.com What a Debate Run by Women Looks Like…

Staff (2019-11-21). Joe Biden's and Pete Buttigieg's Records on Race Come Under Scrutiny at 5th Democratic Debate. democracynow.org Presidential candidate Joe Biden claimed on the Democratic debate stage Wednesday that he has broad support from black voters and the only black woman elected to the Senate, seemingly forgetting that 2020 candidate Kamala Harris is a California senator. Biden's comment came amid multiple blunders during the debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post in Atlanta. For more on the 2020 candidates' discussion of race in their campaigns, we speak with Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, and Ryan Grim, D.C. bureau chief for The Intercept.

Staff (2019-11-21). Julián Castro: Gordon Sondland's Testimony Is "Nail in the Coffin" of Trump's Defense. democracynow.org During Wednesday's impeachment hearing, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told lawmakers that he was ordered by Trump to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Sondland also acknowledged there was a quid pro quo tying U.S. military aid to investigations, and said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence were aware of the Ukraine pressure campaign. Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro joins us to discuss these latest developments in the impeachment inquiry, which he describes as "blockbuster testimony" that could serve…

Staff (2019-11-21). 2020 Candidates' Focus on Inequality Shows "Shift in the Conversation" Within Democratic Party. democracynow.org Ten Democratic candidates took the stage Wednesday for the party's fifth presidential debate, held in Atlanta, Georgia, and co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. One of the most memorable moments of the night was a disagreement between Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker over Warren's proposed tax on the wealthiest Americans. Her proposed wealth tax would kick in on assets of $50 million and higher. Both candidates agreed that inequality is a major issue in the U.S., but Booker said wealth taxes in other countries have not been effective and that there are better ways to raise revenue. The issue of ec…

Staff (2019-11-21). Bernie Sanders Criticizes U.S. Relationships with Saudi Arabia and Israel at Democratic Debate. democracynow.org Ten Democratic candidates took the stage in Atlanta, Georgia, Wednesday for the party's fifth presidential debate, co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. Toward the end of the evening, Senator Bernie Sanders criticized former Vice President Joe Biden's support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq and laid out his foreign policy vision, including strong criticism of traditional U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Israel. "It is no longer good enough for us to be pro-Israel — I am pro-Israel — but we must treat the Palestinians with the dignity they deserve," he said. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at th…

Staff (2019-11-21). Headlines for November 21, 2019. democracynow.org Gordon Sondland Says Trump Directed Ukraine Quid Pro Quo, Top 10 Democratic Candidates Hold Presidential Debate in Atlanta, Dozens of Guatemalan Migrants Freed from Locked Truck in Mexico, Humanitarian Volunteer Scott Warren Not Guilty of Felonies for Aiding Migrants, Ex-Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to Probation for Running Over Migrant, Syria: 22 Civilians Killed in Idlib; Israel Bombs Iranian Forces Near Damascus, Israel Headed for Another Election After Benny Gantz Fails to Form Government, U.S. Isolated at U.N. Security Council After Declaring Israeli Settlements Legal, U.N. Warns Planned Fossil Fuel Product…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-21). 'We're Going to Win', Says Sanders, After New National Poll Shows Him Tied With Biden in 2020 Democratic Primary. commondreams.org "Senator Bernie Sanders is gaining momentum in the race for the Democratic nomination," said Emerson Polling. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_biden_1.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-21). Abdul El-Sayed Endorses Bernie Sanders as Best 2020 Candidate to Defeat Trump and 'Build the After-Trump'. commondreams.org "I think every time—whether it comes to healthcare, whether it comes to housing, whether it comes to a job that pays a living wage—Bernie Sanders is the answer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/el_sayed_bernie_bernie_sanders.jpg

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-21). "If We Win They Can't Act Like We Don't Exist": Bernie Sanders Supporter Blocked From TV Interview in Live Example of #BernieBlackout. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_blackout.jpeg

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-21). Omar's $1.2 Trillion 'Homes for All Act' Heralded as Ambitious Addition to Green New Deal Framework. commondreams.org Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Thursday set a new bar for progressive proposals to establish accessible, affordable, safe, and sustainable housing as a human right in the United States with her introduction of the $1.2 trillion Homes for All Act. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11496183441.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-21). Citing White Nationalist Emails, Over 100 Democratic Lawmakers Sign Letter Demanding Stephen Miller's Resignation. commondreams.org More than 100 Democratic lawmakers joined dozens of civil rights groups and other critics of President Donald Trump in demanding the resignation of senior policy adviser Stephen Miller a week after emails displaying the depth of his racist ideology surfaced. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_stephen_miller_2.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-21). Warren Raises 'Corruption' Alarm After Trump, Zuckerberg, and Thiel Hold Secret White House Meeting. commondreams.org A previously secret meeting between President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg raised concerns among critics of the tech giant about its "cozy" relationship with the president, as well as a federal government which prioritizes the desires of corporations over the needs of working people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/warren-zuck_0.jpg

Staff (2019-11-21). Michael Moore: 'I'm the Mainstream Now of the Democratic Party'. truthdig.com During a panel discussion Wednesday night following the 2020 Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, filmmaker Michael Moore pushed back against MSNBC pundits for suggesting that a "moderate" candidate would be more likely to defeat President Donald Trump and said the majority of U.S. voters favor progressive solutions to the nation's most pressing issues, from healthcare to the climate crisis. | "I am the center. I am the mainstream now of the Democratic Party. The majority of Americans agree with me and Bernie on all the issues," Moore, who has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, said to the panel, w…

Akela Lacy (2019-11-20). As President, Pete Buttigieg Wants to Give 25 Percent of Federal Contracts to Minorities. As Mayor, He Gave 3 Percent. theintercept.com Even as Buttigieg pushes diversity efforts as mayor, less than 3 percent of South Bend's business in 2018 went to minority- and women-owned firms.

RT (2019-11-20). Impeachment hearing gets more bizarre with Sondland confirming 'Zelensky loves Trump's ass' , but vague on quid pro quo. rt.com House Democrats tried repeatedly to goad their diplomatic witness into "admitting" the elusive quid pro quo of aid withheld pending a probe, but the best they could get was confirmation he told Trump "Zelensky loves your ass." | US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland played the 'can't recall exactly' card as Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and Democratic Counsel Daniel Goldman pushed him to confirm President Donald Trump had made the release of foreign aid to Ukraine contingent upon President Volodymyr Zelensky's launch of a corruption investigation. Sondland did say he believed that there was a quid…

RT (2019-11-20). I did not hear a quid pro quo, I read it in Politico? Impeachment hearing chases its tail as Sondland denies explicit order. rt.com The impeachment hearings descended into the twilight zone as US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland first asserted there was "quid pro quo" with Ukraine — to the glee of Democrats and media — then denied any knowledge of it. | Sondland unequivocally confirmed the existence of a quid pro quo during his opening statement before the impeachment committee on Wednesday, announcing that President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told several administration…

RT (2019-11-20). So much for the #Resistance! While all eyes were on impeachment hearing, House re-authorized PATRIOT Act. rt.com House Democrats have slipped an unqualified renewal of the draconian PATRIOT Act into an emergency funding bill — voting near-unanimously for sweeping surveillance carte blanche that was the basis for the notorious NSA program. | A three-month reauthorization of the notorious PATRIOT Act was shoehorned into a last-minute continuing resolution (CR) funding the US government, bundling measures needed to avert yet another government shutdown with a continuation of the wildly-intrusive surveillance powers passed after the 9/11 terror attacks. Democrats voted almost unanimously for it, granting the far-reachi…

Deirdre Griswold (2019-11-20). Koreans say no to Trump. workers.org The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has rejected the latest proposal by the Trump administration for a summit meeting. On Nov. 18, the DPRK Foreign Ministry said in a statement: "Three rounds of DPRK-U.S. summit meetings and talks were held since June last year, but no particular improvement has been . . . | Continue reading Koreans say no to Trump at Workers.org

Mark Gruenberg (2019-11-20). Trumka on 'New NAFTA': 'Close is not good enough'. peoplesworld.org

Timothy M. Gill (2019-11-20). Towards a Democratic Socialist Foreign Policy. counterpunch.org Over the past few years, democratic socialists have rightfully spent a considerable amount of time honing their arguments on domestic policies, such as healthcare, education, and criminal justice reform. Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution and Bhaskar Sunkara's recently released The Socialist Manifesto are two good examples of this focus on the domestic. On the foreign policy More

Alan Macleod (2019-11-20). Elizabeth Warren's Support for Bolivia Coup Consistent With Other Hawkish Foreign Policy Positions. mintpressnews.com The opposing positions of Warren and her primary opponent Bernie Sanders on Bolivia highlight an increasingly clear policy gap between the two Democratic frontrunners.

teleSUR (2019-11-20). Bolivia: Military Operation in Senkata Left 8 Dead, 30 Wounded. telesurenglish.net At least eight people were shot dead and another 30 were seriously injured during a joint operation whereby the army and police expelled citizens who were demonstrating near a fuel refinery in Senkata, a highland city located about 25 miles from La Paz. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Reiterates That There Was a Coup in Bolivia | By mid-morning on Tuesday, with the support of a helicopter that was monitoring civilians, a caravan of armored vehicles managed to reach the state-owned refi…

Ben Norton (2019-11-20). Elizabeth Warren endorses Trump's economic war on Venezuela, then soft-pedals far-right Bolivia coup. thegrayzone.com In a nauseating interview on Pod Save America, Elizabeth Warren endorsed suffocating US sanctions on Venezuela, backing Trump's strategy to…

Akela Lacy (2019-11-20). At Private California Fundraiser, Pete Buttigieg Explains Limited Black Support. theintercept.com At a private fundraiser in California on Friday, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested that black voters in South Carolina preferred former Vice President Joe Biden because of a perception of "familiarity," even though Biden isn't "the candidate with the best answers on the subject of race." | Asked by a guest in attendance at a meet-and-greet event at Thunderbird Heig…

teleSUR (2019-11-20). Chile: Thousands Take to Streets to Mark One Month of Protests. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people returned to the streets Monday to mark the first month of the most serious civil unrest of Chilean democracy and show their distrust of both the social agenda announced by the government and the parliamentary agreement on a new constitution. | RELATED: | Chile: Human Rights Violations May Lead to Piñera's Impeachment | What began on Oct. 14 as a call by Chilean university students to sneak into the Santiago subway to protest against the increase in the ticket…

Tracy Keeling (2019-11-20). The 10 most disturbing words of ITV's election coverage weren't uttered by a candidate, but by the show's host. thecanary.co There were a number of disturbing aspects to ITV's debate and interviews on 19 November. But none were more perplexing than host Nina Hossain's reaction to Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson's position on using nuclear weapons. | WTAF?: | I for one found the fury Boris Johnson managed to affect in defence of the NHS (after Jeremy Corbyn brandished a heavily redacted government document on the subject) quite alarming. Corbyn said the documents showed that Johnson's government had: a series…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-11-20). "Asset Bubbles" and an Economy Ready to Crash and Burn? globalresearch.ca Obama knows Democrats will lose next November if they keep pushing "socialism" as a campaign objective. Americans on the coasts may support a command economy, control freak regulations, legalized theft—larger theft than now—and a braindead wad of social justice idiocy …

Yves Engler (2019-11-20). Organization of American States Election Observers subvert Bolivian Democracy. dissidentvoice.org Organization of American States election observers have played an important role in subverting Bolivian democracy. While some may find it hard to believe that a regional electoral monitoring body would consciously subvert democracy, their actions in the South American country are not dissimilar to previous US/Canada backed OAS missions in Haiti. "The OAS Election Audit …

WSWS (2019-11-20). Impeachment hearing highlights conflict over US policy in Ukraine. wsws.org The driving force of the Democratic Party inquiry is the US effort to use Ukraine as a base of operations and front-line state in the confrontation with Russia.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-20). Israel Carries Out 'Wide-Scale Strikes' In Syria, US Gov Withholds Food/Meds From Iran & Patriot Act. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/20/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

teleSUR (2019-11-20). North Korea Wont Attend Trump Summit Over US' 'Hostile Policy'. telesurenglish.net A senior North Korean official said on Wednesday that the United States must drop its "hostile policy" towards Pyongyang in order to restart stalled denuclearisation talks, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. | RELATED: | North Korea Not Interested in December Peace Talks with US | Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui told reporters after meeting Russian officials in Moscow it would be "impossible" to hold another summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. Preside…

WSWS (2019-11-20). Elizabeth Warren backpedals on "Medicare for All" wsws.org Less than three weeks after presenting her "Medicare for All" proposal, Warren is backtracking on virtually all of its components.

teleSUR (2019-11-20). US Human Rights Activist Found Not Guilty of Harboring Migrants. telesurenglish.net United States human rights activist Scott Warren was found not guilty Wednesday of hiding two Central American migrants from U.S. Border Patrol agents. | RELATED: | Mexico: Central American Mothers Looking For Missing Relatives | "I love you all," Warren told his defense team and members of his group No More Deaths (NMD), a humanitarian and faith…

The Nation (2019-11-20). Live Chat: November 20 Debate Night. thenation.com Live Chat: November 20 Debate Night…

Ady Barkan (2019-11-20). Why I'm Endorsing Elizabeth Warren. thenation.com Why I'm Endorsing Elizabeth Warren…

Staff (2019-11-20). Transgender Day of Remembrance: "Celebrate the Living" While Honoring Loved Ones Lost to Hate. democracynow.org November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day that honors the thousands of transgender and gender nonconforming people who have been killed around the world. The Day of Remembrance is also a celebration of the community's resistance and a call to action to fight for policies and a shift in culture that protects trans lives. At least 22 transgender and gender nonconforming people have been killed in the United States this year, and over 3,000 transgender and gender nonconforming lives have been taken since 2008 around the world. We speak with LaLa B Zannell, longtime transgender rights advocate and the co-p…

Staff (2019-11-20). Unusual. Improper. Inappropriate. Wrong: Officials Decry Trump's Pressure on Ukraine to Probe Bidens. democracynow.org "I couldn't believe what I was hearing." Those were the words of Army Lieutenant Colonel Alex Vindman during Tuesday's House impeachment inquiry hearings, describing his reaction to a July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma. Vindman, who is the director for European affairs at the National Security Council, testified along with Jennifer Williams, a Russia adviser for Vice President Pence, in the fi…

Staff (2019-11-20). Iran: Over 100 Feared Dead in Protest Crackdown as Authorities Impose Internet Blackout. democracynow.org In Iran, Amnesty International reports over 100 protesters have been killed in 21 cities by security forces during ongoing nationwide demonstrations sparked by a sudden hike in fuel prices last week. The death count may be much higher, the report warns, with some suggesting as many as 200 have been killed. According to Iranian state media, over 1,000 people have been arrested. On Thursday, Iran announced a rise in the cost of gas ranging from 50% to 300%. Soon after protests broke out on Sunday, Iran imposed an almost complete internet blackout, making it nearly impossible for protesters use social media to share…

Staff (2019-11-20). Headlines for November 20, 2019. democracynow.org 4 Key Witnesses Testify in Impeachment Hearings, Amnesty Says Iranian Security Forces Killed Over 100 Protesters, Bolivian Military Carries Out Second Massacre Against Morales Supporters, Senate Approves Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, U.N. Affirms It Still Considers Israeli Settlements Violation of International Law, Pentagon Says ISIS Is Rebuilding in Northern Syria, NYT: Navy SEALs Expected to Oust Gallagher, Despite Trump Restoring His Rank, Report: Mike Pompeo Planning to Resign as Secretary of State, Trump Administration Can Now Send Asylum Seekers to Guatemala, Sweden Drops Sexual Assault Investi…

Susan Price (2019-11-20). Police storm universities in Hong Kong. greenleft.org.au protest Wlam*Issue 1246 Hong Kong 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy movementNovember 20, 2019Hong Kong riot police stormed the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one of the prestigious universities in Hong Kong, on November 12, despite making several promises…

Ed Sykes (2019-11-20). Labour's business stance is so sensible that even business people have to applaud it. thecanary.co Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party has proposals for improving the UK for the many, not just the super-rich few. And the party's moderate stance…

Robert Mackey (2019-11-19). Republicans Urge Americans to Follow Them Through the Fox News Looking Glass on Ukraine. theintercept.com To defend Donald Trump, Republicans in the House are trying to discredit Sergii Leshchenko, who helped expose Paul Manafort's corruption in Ukraine.

Janine Jackson (2019-11-19). 'Community Control Over Police Should Be a Democratic Right' – CounterSpin interview with Netfa Freeman on police militarization. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed IPS's Netfa Freeman about Trump's police "surge" for the November 8, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

RT (2019-11-19). 'We should thank & cherish CIA,' says star of 'Jack Ryan' — just maybe not for torture, coups & mind control. rt.com Americans should be thankful for the services the CIA provides, 'Jack Ryan' actor John Krasinski says. After all, without the agency, who would prop up foreign dictators, stage coups and 'play' with mind-control drugs? | In three decades between the publication of 'The Hunt for Red October' in 1984 and his death in 2013, Tom Clancy pumped out more than 20 books, giving lots of material for spy agency fanboys. | At long last though, there's someone out there who gets even more tumescent at the thought of clandestine criminality than Clancy himself. Actor John Krasinski — star of 'The Office' and now 'Tom C…

Staff (2019-11-19). Noura Erakat: U.S. Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is "Entrenchment of an Apartheid Regime" democracynow.org The Trump administration has announced it no longer views Israel settlements in the occupied West Bank to be a violation of international law, in another blow to possible Israel-Palestine peace negotiations. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a reversal to the U.S. position, putting the U.S. at odds with the international community. A U.N. resolution in 2016 declared the settlements a "flagrant violation" of international law. Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Pompeo's announcement as a historic day for Israel, but Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat condemned the…

Staff (2019-11-19). Bolivian U.N. Ambassador: "Racist Elite" Engineered Coup to Restore Neoliberalism in Bolivia. democracynow.org Thousands marched across Bolivia Monday to demand the resignation of Jeanine àÅñez, the right-wing senator who declared herself president of Bolivia last week after longtime socialist President Evo Morales resigned under pressure from the military. The coup d'état has thrown Bolivia into crisis, with violence across the country leaving at least 23 dead. On Friday, the military gunned down nine pro-Morales protesters outside Cochabamba, where indigenous people took to the streets again on Monday. Thousands more marched to the presidential palace in La Paz. The wave of protests are condemning the spike in ant…

Staff (2019-11-19). #PrimariesSoWhite: Why Do Two of the Whitest States Vote First for Presidential Candidates? democracynow.org As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, the presidential nomination process remains heavily weighted by two states that are among the whitest in the nation: Iowa and New Hampshire. Candidates, in some cases, spend more than a year making frequent, extended campaign swings through both Iowa and New Hampshire, which, critics say, gives the concerns of the first states a disproportionate impact on the agenda for the entire race. During the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice earlier this month in South Carolina, Senator Elizabeth Warren refused to criticize the primary schedule, saying,…

Staff (2019-11-19). Headlines for November 19, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Claims Israeli Settlements Are Not Illegal Under International Law, Four Witnesses Slated to Testify in Public Impeachment Hearings, U.N. Condemns U.S. for World's Highest Rate of Children in Detention, Political Crisis in Bolivia Continues After Military Pressure Ousts Evo Morales, American Professor Freed in Prisoner Swap in Afghanistan, 1,000 Students Arrested in Police Siege of Hong Kong University, Coal Mine Blast in China Kills 15; Pipeline Explosion in Bangladesh Kills 7, Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon Skyrocketed Since Bolsonaro's Election, Syracuse Suspends All Fraternity Activities After String…

RT (2019-11-18). Trump 'likes the idea' of testifying in impeachment 'hoax' to get Congress 'focused'. rt.com US President Donald Trump may testify in impeachment hearings after all, he tweeted, calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bluff after she broached the idea – though he also deemed the proceedings a "no due process hoax." | The president has warmed to the idea of testifying in the "phony impeachment Witch Hunt," he tweeted on Monday, explaining that "even though I did nothing wrong, and don't like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!" | Crediting his change of mind to "Crazy, Do Nothing Speaker of the House, Nervous…

Terri Gerstein (2019-11-18). Don't Suppress Votes of New Citizens. progressive.org A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote.

Common Dreams (2019-11-18). Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists. theantimedia.com "Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All governments must sever relations with this illegal regime."

Ryan Grim (2019-11-18). If You Care About Medicare for All or a Green New Deal, Here's the Senate Primary That Matters. theintercept.com Coons, a devotee of bipartisanship, is being challenged by Jess Scarane, who was inspired by progressive Kerri Harris's 2018 Senate campaign.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-18). US Says Israeli Settlements Are Legal, 23 Killed In Bolivia As Violent Coup Ignored & Venezuela Flop. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Staff (2019-11-18). After Texas Court Blocks Execution, Rodney Reed Has a Chance to Prove His Innocence in 1996 Murder. democracynow.org In a stunning decision handed down Friday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted the execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for a murder he says he did not commit. The appeals court ordered a review of the case to examine claims of prosecutorial misconduct. Millions of people around the country had joined Reed's cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's murder after his DNA…

Staff (2019-11-18). Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion "Shattered" the Country. democracynow.org An unprecedented leak of secret intelligence reports from inside the Iranian government has shed new light on how Iran has taken control of much of the Iraqi government in the wake of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The documents from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security were leaked to The Intercept, which then partnered with The New York Times on reporting the story. The leak includes 700 pages of intelligence documents from 2014 to 2015. The documents reveal that a number of Iraqis who once worked with the CIA went on to work with Iranian intelligence. We speak with Murtaza Hussain, a reporter at The Intercept…

Staff (2019-11-18). Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia. democracynow.org In Bolivia, at least 23 people have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales, the country's first indigenous president, resigned at the demand of the military last week. Growing unrest quickly turned to violent chaos on Friday outside Cochabamba when military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100. The violence began soon after thousands of protesters — many indigenous coca leaf growers — gathered for a peaceful march in the town of Sacaba and then attempted to cross a military checkpoint into Cochabamba. Ami…

Staff (2019-11-18). Headlines for November 18, 2019. democracynow.org Bolivian Military Massacres 9 People at Indigenous Pro-Morales March, Leak of Secret Iranian Documents Reveals Iranian Influence in Iraq, Former Ambassador Yovanovitch Testifies in Impeachment Hearings, Trump Ally Roger Stone Found Guilty of 7 Charges, Trump Pardons 3 Soldiers Accused or Convicted of War Crimes, Trump's Unplanned Medical Visit Sparks Questions About His Health, Tens of Thousands Mark 1-Month Anniversary of Protests in Lebanon, Police Besiege Student Protesters at Hong Kong University, Fears Mount About Possible Disappearance of Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore, Prince Andrew Grilled on Friendsh…

Gregory Shupak (2019-11-18). Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia's Election – Pro-coup editorials rely on—and misreport—questionable evidence from the dubious OAS. fair.org To endorse the coup in Bolivia, numerous editorials in major US media outlets paint President Evo Morales as undemocratic. Exhibit A in their case is the Organization of American States' (OAS) claims that there was fraud in the October 20 Bolivian election in which Morales was elected for a fourth term. They also argue that he should not have been allowed to run again in the first place. | The New York Times' editorial ( 11/11/19) accused Morales of "brazenly abusing the power and institutions put in his care by the electorate."

Aaron Maté (2019-11-17). Jimmy Dore: until we fix Democratic Party elites' corruption, we won't defeat Trump's. thegrayzone.com Jimmy Dore pushes back on impeachment and Ukrainegate, Hillary Clinton's smear of Tulsi Gabbard as a Russian asset, the DNC's…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-17). Bolivia's New US-Made Dictatorship, Netanyahu Wins As Gaza Loses & Iran's Protests Are Trump's Fault. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-17). Warren's Head Tax Is Not More Popular Than A Payroll Tax. peoplespolicyproject.org As we know by now, Elizabeth Warren's Medicare head tax proposal is a regressive mess ( I, II, III, IV). Warren's team knows this. The goal of the proposal i…

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-17). CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying. peoplespolicyproject.org It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…

Christine Harrison (2019-11-16). Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House. splcenter.org Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."

Hannah Gais (2019-11-15). Demands for Stephen Miller's Resignation Grow Following SPLC Report. splcenter.org Leaders of several Democratic caucuses became the latest voices demanding the resignation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller after an SPLC investigation showed, through leaked emails, his affinity for white nationalism.

Fight Back (2019-11-15). MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia" fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-15). Israel Kills Over 30 In Gaza, Bolivia Coup About Lithium And More & Israeli Group Taking Syria's Oil. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Kate Ruane (2019-11-15). Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them. aclu.org President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine spoke on the phone. The president insists the call was " perfect." Others are concerned that, during the call, the president intimated he would withhold financial aid appropriated to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian president agreed to investigate former-Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival of the president. | How do we even know about any of this? A…

Staff (2019-11-15). Sen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S. democracynow.org The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, co-moderated by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali, was held last Friday at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was one of six Democratic candidates to share his plans to confront environmental injustices and the climate crisis. Booker spoke about racial disparities in the U.S., the creation of renewable energy jobs and the water contamination crises in cities across the country, including his hometown of Newark. "My community is not alone," Booker said. "Lead service…

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Michael Moore: 'I'm the Mainstream Now of the Democratic Party'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-21
During a panel discussion Wednesday night following the 2020 Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, filmmaker Michael Moore pushed back against MSNBC pundits for suggesting that a "moderate" candidate would be more likely to defeat President Donald Trump and said the majority of U.S. voters favor progressive solutions to the nation's most pressing issues, from healthcare to the climate crisis. | "I am the center. I am the mainstream now of the Democratic Party. The majority of Americans agree with me and Bernie on all the issues," Moore, who has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, said to the panel, w…
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At Democratic debate, all candidates agree: Trump must go
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-21
ATLANTA–When it comes to GOP Oval Office occupant Donald Trump, the ten Democratic hopefuls on stage in Atlanta on Nov. 20 all agree: Impeach him. None of the ten–former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Kamala Harris of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New …
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Sheepdogs Sanders & Warren Support Anti-Abortion Democrats
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-11-21
Despite the Democratic Party having as part of its party platform that it supports the right to abortion, the Democrats have the two alleged progressives running for president, the Democrats' sheepdogs Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, stating at the latest Democrats' "debate" that they would support anti-abortion Democrats! See | "Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders Wouldn't Rule Out Supporting Anti-Abortion Democrats" by Jenavieve Hatch, 11/21/19 at | www.huffpost.com/entry/warren-sanders-abortion-debate_n_5dd6150be4b010f3f1d27940
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Why Did MSNBC Spend So Much Time Bashing Gabbard?
Steve Brown | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-21
I couldn't believe my ears. I thought Tulsi Gabbard gave her best performance during Wednesday night's Democratic party debate. She swiftly demolished Mayor Pete and Kamala Harris to their faces, then attacked every prior Republican and Democratic administration (including Clinton's, although she did timidly omit Obama's) for wasteful and deceitful war-making and subservience to the…
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Joe Biden's AstroTurf Campaign
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-21
Last week, I attended Joe Biden's first rally in California since he launched his presidential campaign more than six months ago. It was revealing. The Biden for President campaign had been using social media and its email list in the Los Angeles area to urge attendance. Under sunny skies, near abundant free parking, the outdoor…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/21/joe-bidens-astroturf-campaign/

Elizabeth Warren endorses Trump's economic war on Venezuela, then soft-pedals far-right Bolivia coup
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2019-11-21
In a nauseating interview on Pod Save America, Elizabeth Warren endorsed suffocating US sanctions on Venezuela, backing Trump's strategy to stop its "ability to have an economy" while parroting neocon regime-change myths. She then whitewashed the far-right military coup in Bolivia. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/21/elizabeth-warren-endorses-trumps-economic-war-on-venezuela-then-soft-pedals-far-right-bolivia-coup/

Trump's Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is Rooted in Bipartisan Support
Stephen Zunes | progressive.org | 2019-11-21
Three previous U.S. administrations all ignored the gross power asymmetry between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
progressive.org/dispatches/democrats-helped-recognition-of-settlements-zunes-191121/

Noam Chomsky: Democratic Party Centrism Risks Handing Election to Trump
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-21
As the 2020 election race heats up, U.S. politics, the nation's political culture as a whole, and even the future of organized human life are at a crossroads. Another four years of Donald Trump would deliver nightmarish blows to democracy and social rights, handing an unthinkable mandate to a president who has become notorious for undermining virtually everything of decent value to humanity. | Yet, the question remains as to whether this dangerous man will actually be defeated in 2020. At the Democ…
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Ilhan Omar's Call for Restorative Justice Gives Me Profound Hope for the Future
Robert C. Koehler | commondreams.org | 2019-11-21
Omar understands that punishment perpetuates crime; that healing, repairing harm and creating peace are not simplistic matters to be dumped into the trash bin of the prison-industrial complex. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/ilhan_2.jpeg
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Last Night's Debate Was Likely the Farewell for Several Campaigns
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-21
After 11 hours of impeachment hearings earlier in the day, the seemingly endless spectacle of the Democratic presidential debates continued last night. It was, in contrast to some of the previous contests, a relatively muted affair. Certainly, it didn't have the fireworks quality that the day's impeachment hearing testimonies provided. | By and large, there weren't the sorts of nasty personal attacks that marked some of the earlier debates and which risk providing the Republicans with ready-made sound bi…
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Democrats Must Expand Impeachment Beyond Ukraine to Counter Right-Wing Lies
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-21
After weeks of taking depositions behind closed doors, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee probably knew they would get what they wanted out of the public impeachment hearings over the past week. Republicans are betting none of it will be enough to cancel the Trump Show. | The icing on the cake for Democrats came on Wednesday, when Gordon Sondland, President Trump's ambassador to the European Union, said he and other top diplomats understood that the White House withheld military aid…
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Portugal: Police Demand Better Working Conditions, Higher Wages
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-21
Shouting "Zero Tolerance", thousands of members of the Public Security Police (PSP) and the Republican National Guard (GNR) on Thursday gathered outside the Parliament in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, to demand higher salaries and better working conditions. | RELATED: | Portugal PM Set for Election Win Without Majority: Exit Polls | "We ask for salary increases, risk subsidies, and sanitary improvements at our facilities," t…
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Mike Pompeo Reportedly Plans to Quit to Run for Senate
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-21
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Republican colleagues that he plans to resign and run for Senate in his home state of Kansas next year. | Pompeo had long been rumored to be eyeing the Kansas Senate seat now held by Republican Pat Roberts, who will retire in 2020. Pompeo planned to depart the Trump administration in the spring, but the impeachment proceedings have hurt him politically,…
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Joe Biden's and Pete Buttigieg's Records on Race Under Scrutiny During Debate
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-21
Presidential candidate Joe Biden claimed on the Democratic debate stage Wednesday that he has broad support from black voters and the only black woman elected to the Senate, seemingly forgetting that 2020 candidate Kamala Harris is a California senator. Biden's comment came amid multiple blunders during the debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post in Atlanta. For more on the 2020 candidates' discussion of race in their campaigns, we speak with Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color o…
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Journalist cries troll after finding 'Russian quotation marks' in story about Biden's illegitimate child
rt.com | 2019-11-21
A journalist called out an Arkansas paper for running a story about Hunter Biden's illegitimate child, pointing to a "Russian quotation mark" the account had used in its tweet promoting the article. Also known as an arrow. | Journalist Julia Ioffe, a Russiagate true-believer who covers foreign policy and national security topics for mainstream US publications like WaPo and The Atlantic, immediately smelled a rat when the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette tweeted an article claiming that "DNA testing has established that Hunter Biden is the father of an Arkansas baby," with what she — a Russian speaker — call…
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Joe Biden, in Departure From Obama Policy, Says He Would Make Saudi Arabia a "Pariah"
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-11-21
Foreign policy took center stage in Wednesday night's Democratic debate, with former Vice President Joe Biden saying he would not sell weapons to Saudi Arabia — marking a sharp contrast with the Obama administration — and stressing he would make the Saudis "pay the price" for their killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. | "I would make it very clear we were not going to in fact sell more weapons to them," Biden said. "We were going to in fact make them pay the price, and make them in fact the pariah that they are." Biden also said there is "very little social redeeming value in the pr…
theintercept.com/2019/11/21/democratic-debate-joe-biden-saudi-arabia/

The Schiff Committee Finds No Impeachable Offense against Donald Trump
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-21
After several days of unremarkable testimony by assorted State Department functionaries the Democrats continue to struggle with ferreting out a legally defensible impeachable offense to warrant the three ring circus currently being conducted by Rep. Adam Schiff, Chair of …
globalresearch.ca/schiff-committee-finds-no-impeachable-offense/5695524

'Sums it up perfectly!' Donald Trump Jr uses 'Russian Slapping Champion' to mock Democrats & impeachment inquiry into his dad
rt.com | 2019-11-21
Donald Trump Jr used a video of 'Russian Slap Champion' Vasilii Khamotskiy slapping an opponent unconcious to mock an impeachment inquiry into his father US President Donald Trump, and smash Democrats with his Trump 2020 campaign. | READ MORE: 'I didn't know I could knock him out with a slap!' Russian slapping champ on viral victory (VIDEO) | Trump Jr. used a clip of Khamotskiy, nicknamed 'Dumpling' and hailing from Siberia, withstanding a feeble slap, representing the reaction of 'Patriots' to the…
rt.com/sport/473984-donald-trump-jr-slapping-russia/

'Corruption' Probe Meant Bidens, Impeachment Witnesses Say
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-21
WASHINGTON — Key impeachment witnesses said Thursday it was clear that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was pursuing political investigations of Democrats in Ukraine, in testimony undercutting Trump's argument that he only wanted to root out Ukrainian corruption. | State Department official David Holmes said he understood that Giuliani's push to investigate "Burisma," the Ukrainian gas company where Joe Biden's son Hunter served on the board, was code for the former vice president and his family. Former White House adviser Fiona Hill warned that Giuliani had been making "explosive" and…
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Voters Say They Want a Third Party, They Should Vote Accordingly
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-21
According to an October Rasmussen poll, 38% of likely voters say they intend to vote for "someone other than President Trump or the Democratic presidential nominee" in the 2020 US presidential election. In a three-way presidential race, 38% constitutes a winning plurality, assuming it's distributed among the states such that the Electoral College outcome reflects…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/21/voters-say-they-want-a-third-party-they-should-vote-accordingly/

Klobuchar, Booker, Harris Turn Up the Temp in Democratic Debate Number Five
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2019-11-21
In the most watchable of the five Democratic candidate debates so far, three candidates who have been running toward the back of the pack put in the best performances.
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The Right to Vote Should not Fall Victim to Partisan Battles
Jesse Jackson | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-21
The right to vote is fundamental to any democracy. Protecting that right — and making it easier to exercise it — ought to be a priority across partisan lines. Instead, in states across the country — particularly in the five years since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act — it has become a…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/21/the-right-to-vote-should-not-fall-victim-to-partisan-battles/

Schiff brings lip-reading witnesses and angry bureaucrats into impeachment theater
rt.com | 2019-11-21
The impeachment circus remains in full swing on Capitol Hill, with the Democrats' latest star witness apparently overhearing an incriminating phone call and raging at Trump daring to set his own foreign policy agenda. | David Holmes, a low-level staffer at the US embassy in Kiev, appeared on Capitol Hill for questioning on Thursday. Holmes provided no direct evidence of a 'quid-pro-quo' arrangement between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but told lawmakers that he managed to overhear Trump demand "investigations" into Joe Biden while in a restaurant in Kiev. | Holmes claimed…
rt.com/usa/474026-adam-schiff-holmes-impeachment/

The Democratic Party's Missing Electoral College Game Plan
David Schultz | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-21
Rule number one of politics: The first step in exercising political power is to get elected. Somewhere along the line the Democratic Party has forgotten this. Why this is important is that right now it looks that Democrats are on the road to another 2020 presidential popular vote victory and a loss in the electoral…
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Google says it is banning ads targeting political affiliation ahead of the general election
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-21
Google will no longer allow voters to be targeted by advertisers based on their political affiliation, the company has announced.Election audience advertisements will now be limited to the general categories of age, gender and general location.In a blogpost, Google Ads executive Scott Spencer, said that the company was "clarifying" its advertising policies to avoid material that could "significantly undermine participation or trust in the democratic process" being posted on its platforms."We're proud that people around the world use Google to find relevant information about elections," he said."But given recent c…
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Patriot Act extension concealed in funding bill passed by House Democrats
wsws.org | 2019-11-21
Coming in the midst of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry, the extension of the Patriot Act underscores the absence of any democratic content in the opposition to Trump.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/21/fund-n21.html

One Pound Capitalism, a Pinch of Democracy, and an Impeachment
Priti Gulati Cox | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-21
(includes a recipe brought to you by Discomfort Foods) In February 2018 on Fox News, Laura Ingraham ended her interview with former CIA director James Woolsey by asking him if the United States continues to "mess around in other people's elections." To which Woolsey, as though tasting the tasty lie in his mouth, replied:…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/21/one-pound-capitalism-a-pinch-of-democracy-and-an-impeachment/

'I said the FIRST!' Biden boasts that he has support of 'only' female African-American senator while on stage with Kamala Harris
rt.com | 2019-11-21
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden was forced to swiftly correct himself during a debate after bragging that he had support from the "only" black female senator ever elected, despite standing mere feet from Kamala Harris. | While giving a brief monologue about the immense support he enjoys from African Americans, the former VP was stopped dead in his tracks by fellow contestant Kamala Harris (D-California), a US senator who is both black and female. | "I have more people supporting me in the black community, that have announced for me, because they know me, they know who I am," Biden said, listing a num…
rt.com/usa/473941-biden-gaffe-african-american/

Hearings yield more evidence of Trump's threat to national security
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-21
In the midst of explosive testimony at the impeachment inquiry in Congress this morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the press that by using his office for personal gain it is clear now that President Trump has "undermined the national security of the United States." She said that no decision has yet been made though …
peoplesworld.org/article/hearings-yield-more-evidence-of-trumps-threat-to-national-security/

WATCH: Trump Impeachment Inquiry Hearings
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-21
The fifth day of televised impeachment hearings have begun into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son. It is only the third time in U.S. history there have been televised impeachment hearings. | On Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 9 AM E.T., the House Intelligence Committee will hear testimony from Dr. Fiona Hill, Former Senior Director for Europe and Russia, National Security Council and Mr. David Holmes, Political Coun…
truthout.org/video/watch-trump-impeachment-inquiry-hearings/

Bernie Sanders Wins the Foreign Policy Debate
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-11-21
Bernie Sanders Wins the Foreign Policy Debate…
thenation.com/article/palestine-debate-bernie-sanders/

What a Debate Run by Women Looks Like
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2019-11-21
What a Debate Run by Women Looks Like…
thenation.com/article/democratic-debate-atlanta-abortion-family-leave/

Climate Finally Climbed Onto the Debate Stage. But It's Still Not Taken Seriously Enough
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2019-11-21
Climate Finally Climbed Onto the Debate Stage. But It's Still Not Taken Seriously Enough.
thenation.com/article/climate-democrats-debate-2020/

Bernie Sanders Criticizes U.S. Relationships with Saudi Arabia and Israel at Democratic Debate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-21
Ten Democratic candidates took the stage in Atlanta, Georgia, Wednesday for the party's fifth presidential debate, co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. Toward the end of the evening, Senator Bernie Sanders criticized former Vice President Joe Biden's support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq and laid out his foreign policy vision, including strong criticism of traditional U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Israel. "It is no longer good enough for us to be pro-Israel — I am pro-Israel — but we must treat the Palestinians with the dignity they deserve," he said. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/21/democratic_debate_sanders_foreign_policy_palestine

Joe Biden's and Pete Buttigieg's Records on Race Come Under Scrutiny at 5th Democratic Debate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-21
Presidential candidate Joe Biden claimed on the Democratic debate stage Wednesday that he has broad support from black voters and the only black woman elected to the Senate, seemingly forgetting that 2020 candidate Kamala Harris is a California senator. Biden's comment came amid multiple blunders during the debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post in Atlanta. For more on the 2020 candidates' discussion of race in their campaigns, we speak with Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, and Ryan Grim, D.C. bureau chief for The Intercept.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/21/democratic_debate_race_racism_buttigieg_biden

2020 Candidates' Focus on Inequality Shows "Shift in the Conversation" Within Democratic Party
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-21
Ten Democratic candidates took the stage Wednesday for the party's fifth presidential debate, held in Atlanta, Georgia, and co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post. One of the most memorable moments of the night was a disagreement between Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker over Warren's proposed tax on the wealthiest Americans. Her proposed wealth tax would kick in on assets of $50 million and higher. Both candidates agreed that inequality is a major issue in the U.S., but Booker said wealth taxes in other countries have not been effective and that there are better ways to raise revenue. The issue of ec…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/21/democratic_debate_wealth_tax_inequality_m4a

Julián Castro: Gordon Sondland's Testimony Is "Nail in the Coffin" of Trump's Defense
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-21
During Wednesday's impeachment hearing, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told lawmakers that he was ordered by Trump to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Sondland also acknowledged there was a quid pro quo tying U.S. military aid to investigations, and said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence were aware of the Ukraine pressure campaign. Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro joins us to discuss these latest developments in the impeachment inquiry, which he describes as "blockbuster testimony" that could serve…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/21/julian_castro_impeachment_hearings_democratic_debate

'We're Going to Win', Says Sanders, After New National Poll Shows Him Tied With Biden in 2020 Democratic Primary
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-21
"Senator Bernie Sanders is gaining momentum in the race for the Democratic nomination," said Emerson Polling. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_biden_1.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/21/were-going-win-says-sanders-after-new-national-poll-shows-him-tied-biden-2020?cd-origin=rss

Abdul El-Sayed Endorses Bernie Sanders as Best 2020 Candidate to Defeat Trump and 'Build the After-Trump'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-21
"I think every time—whether it comes to healthcare, whether it comes to housing, whether it comes to a job that pays a living wage—Bernie Sanders is the answer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/el_sayed_bernie_bernie_sanders.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/21/abdul-el-sayed-endorses-bernie-sanders-best-2020-candidate-defeat-trump-and-build?cd-origin=rss

"If We Win They Can't Act Like We Don't Exist": Bernie Sanders Supporter Blocked From TV Interview in Live Example of #BernieBlackout
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-21
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Omar's $1.2 Trillion 'Homes for All Act' Heralded as Ambitious Addition to Green New Deal Framework
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-21
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Thursday set a new bar for progressive proposals to establish accessible, affordable, safe, and sustainable housing as a human right in the United States with her introduction of the $1.2 trillion Homes for All Act. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11496183441.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/21/omars-12-trillion-homes-all-act-heralded-ambitious-addition-green-new-deal-framework?cd-origin=rss

Citing White Nationalist Emails, Over 100 Democratic Lawmakers Sign Letter Demanding Stephen Miller's Resignation
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-21
More than 100 Democratic lawmakers joined dozens of civil rights groups and other critics of President Donald Trump in demanding the resignation of senior policy adviser Stephen Miller a week after emails displaying the depth of his racist ideology surfaced. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_stephen_miller_2.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/21/citing-white-nationalist-emails-over-100-democratic-lawmakers-sign-letter-demanding?cd-origin=rss

Warren Raises 'Corruption' Alarm After Trump, Zuckerberg, and Thiel Hold Secret White House Meeting
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-21
A previously secret meeting between President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg raised concerns among critics of the tech giant about its "cozy" relationship with the president, as well as a federal government which prioritizes the desires of corporations over the needs of working people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/warren-zuck_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/21/warren-raises-corruption-alarm-after-trump-zuckerberg-and-thiel-hold-secret-white?cd-origin=rss

Elizabeth Warren's Support for Bolivia Coup Consistent With Other Hawkish Foreign Policy Positions
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-11-20
The opposing positions of Warren and her primary opponent Bernie Sanders on Bolivia highlight an increasingly clear policy gap between the two Democratic frontrunners.
mintpressnews.com/elizabeth-warren-coup-bolivia-hawkish-foreign-policy/262897/

Towards a Democratic Socialist Foreign Policy
Timothy M. Gill | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-20
Over the past few years, democratic socialists have rightfully spent a considerable amount of time honing their arguments on domestic policies, such as healthcare, education, and criminal justice reform. Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution and Bhaskar Sunkara's recently released The Socialist Manifesto are two good examples of this focus on the domestic. On the foreign policy…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/20/towards-a-democratic-socialist-foreign-policy/

Bolivia: Military Operation in Senkata Left 8 Dead, 30 Wounded
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-20
At least eight people were shot dead and another 30 were seriously injured during a joint operation whereby the army and police expelled citizens who were demonstrating near a fuel refinery in Senkata, a highland city located about 25 miles from La Paz. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Reiterates That There Was a Coup in Bolivia | By mid-morning on Tuesday, with the support of a helicopter that was monitoring civilians, a caravan of armored vehicles managed to reach the state-owned refi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Military-Operation-in-Senkata-Left-8-Dead-30-Wounded-20191120-0002.html

Elizabeth Warren endorses Trump's economic war on Venezuela, then soft-pedals far-right Bolivia coup
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-20
In a nauseating interview on Pod Save America, Elizabeth Warren endorsed suffocating US sanctions on Venezuela, backing Trump's strategy to…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/20/elizabeth-warren-venezuela-sanctions-bolivia-coup/

As President, Pete Buttigieg Wants to Give 25 Percent of Federal Contracts to Minorities. As Mayor, He Gave 3 Percent
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-11-20
Even as Buttigieg pushes diversity efforts as mayor, less than 3 percent of South Bend's business in 2018 went to minority- and women-owned firms.
theintercept.com/2019/11/20/pete-buttigieg-federal-contracts-minorities/

At Private California Fundraiser, Pete Buttigieg Explains Limited Black Support
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-11-20
At a private fundraiser in California on Friday, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested that black voters in South Carolina preferred former Vice President Joe Biden because of a perception of "familiarity," even though Biden isn't "the candidate with the best answers on the subject of race." | Asked by a guest in attendance at a meet-and-greet event at Thunderbird Heig…
theintercept.com/2019/11/20/pete-buttigieg-black-voters-south-carolina/

So much for the #Resistance! While all eyes were on impeachment hearing, House re-authorized PATRIOT Act
rt.com | 2019-11-20
House Democrats have slipped an unqualified renewal of the draconian PATRIOT Act into an emergency funding bill — voting near-unanimously for sweeping surveillance carte blanche that was the basis for the notorious NSA program. | A three-month reauthorization of the notorious PATRIOT Act was shoehorned into a last-minute continuing resolution (CR) funding the US government, bundling measures needed to avert yet another government shutdown with a continuation of the wildly-intrusive surveillance powers passed after the 9/11 terror attacks. Democrats voted almost unanimously for it, granting the far-reachi…
rt.com/usa/473842-patriot-act-betrayal-democrats-house/

Organization of American States Election Observers subvert Bolivian Democracy
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-20
Organization of American States election observers have played an important role in subverting Bolivian democracy. While some may find it hard to believe that a regional electoral monitoring body would consciously subvert democracy, their actions in the South American country are not dissimilar to previous US/Canada backed OAS missions in Haiti. "The OAS Election Audit …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/organization-of-american-states-election-observers-subvert-bolivian-democracy/

The 10 most disturbing words of ITV's election coverage weren't uttered by a candidate, but by the show's host
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-11-20
There were a number of disturbing aspects to ITV's debate and interviews on 19 November. But none were more perplexing than host Nina Hossain's reaction to Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson's position on using nuclear weapons. | WTAF?: | I for one found the fury Boris Johnson managed to affect in defence of the NHS (after Jeremy Corbyn brandished a heavily redacted government document on the subject) quite alarming. Corbyn said the documents showed that Johnson's government had: a series…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/11/20/the-10-most-disturbing-words-of-itvs-election-coverage-werent-uttered-by-a-candidate-but-by-the-shows-host/

Impeachment hearing highlights conflict over US policy in Ukraine
wsws.org | 2019-11-20
The driving force of the Democratic Party inquiry is the US effort to use Ukraine as a base of operations and front-line state in the confrontation with Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/20/impe-n20.html

"Asset Bubbles" and an Economy Ready to Crash and Burn?
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-20
Obama knows Democrats will lose next November if they keep pushing "socialism" as a campaign objective. Americans on the coasts may support a command economy, control freak regulations, legalized theft–larger theft than now–and a braindead wad of social justice idiocy …
globalresearch.ca/socialism-economy-ready-crash-burn/5695461

Impeachment hearing gets more bizarre with Sondland confirming 'Zelensky loves Trump's ass' , but vague on quid pro quo
rt.com | 2019-11-20
House Democrats tried repeatedly to goad their diplomatic witness into "admitting" the elusive quid pro quo of aid withheld pending a probe, but the best they could get was confirmation he told Trump "Zelensky loves your ass." | US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland played the 'can't recall exactly' card as Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and Democratic Counsel Daniel Goldman pushed him to confirm President Donald Trump had made the release of foreign aid to Ukraine contingent upon President Volodymyr Zelensky's launch of a corruption investigation. Sondland did say he believed that there was a quid…
rt.com/usa/473912-sondland-impeachment-questions-zelensky/

I did not hear a quid pro quo, I read it in Politico? Impeachment hearing chases its tail as Sondland denies explicit order
rt.com | 2019-11-20
The impeachment hearings descended into the twilight zone as US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland first asserted there was "quid pro quo" with Ukraine — to the glee of Democrats and media — then denied any knowledge of it. | Sondland unequivocally confirmed the existence of a quid pro quo during his opening statement before the impeachment committee on Wednesday, announcing that President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told several administration…
rt.com/usa/473928-sondland-testimony-hope-delusion-democrats/

Koreans say no to Trump
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2019-11-20
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has rejected the latest proposal by the Trump administration for a summit meeting. On Nov. 18, the DPRK Foreign Ministry said in a statement: "Three rounds of DPRK-U.S. summit meetings and talks were held since June last year, but no particular improvement has been . . . | Continue reading Koreans say no to Trump at Workers.org
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Chile: Thousands Take to Streets to Mark One Month of Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-20
Thousands of people returned to the streets Monday to mark the first month of the most serious civil unrest of Chilean democracy and show their distrust of both the social agenda announced by the government and the parliamentary agreement on a new constitution. | RELATED: | Chile: Human Rights Violations May Lead to Piñera's Impeachment | What began on Oct. 14 as a call by Chilean university students to sneak into the Santiago subway to protest against the increase in the ticket…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Thousands-Take-to-Streets-to-Mark-One-Month-of-Protests-20191120-0010.html

Israel Carries Out 'Wide-Scale Strikes' In Syria, US Gov Withholds Food/Meds From Iran & Patriot Act
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-20
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/20/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-carries-out-wide-scale-strikes-syria-us-gov-withholds-food-meds-from-iran-patriot-act/

North Korea Wont Attend Trump Summit Over US' 'Hostile Policy'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-20
A senior North Korean official said on Wednesday that the United States must drop its "hostile policy" towards Pyongyang in order to restart stalled denuclearisation talks, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. | RELATED: | North Korea Not Interested in December Peace Talks with US | Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui told reporters after meeting Russian officials in Moscow it would be "impossible" to hold another summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. Preside…
telesurenglish.net/news/North-Korea-Wont-Attend-Trump-Summit-Over-US-Hostile-Policy-20191120-0005.html

Elizabeth Warren backpedals on "Medicare for All"
wsws.org | 2019-11-20
Less than three weeks after presenting her "Medicare for All" proposal, Warren is backtracking on virtually all of its components.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/20/warr-n20.html

US Human Rights Activist Found Not Guilty of Harboring Migrants
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-20
United States human rights activist Scott Warren was found not guilty Wednesday of hiding two Central American migrants from U.S. Border Patrol agents. | RELATED: | Mexico: Central American Mothers Looking For Missing Relatives | "I love you all," Warren told his defense team and members of his group No More Deaths (NMD), a humanitarian and faith…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Border-Activist-Acquitted-on-Charges-of-Hiding-Migrants-20191120-0020.html

Live Chat: November 20 Debate Night
The Nation | thenation.com | 2019-11-20
Live Chat: November 20 Debate Night…
thenation.com/article/democratic-debate-live-november/

Why I'm Endorsing Elizabeth Warren
Ady Barkan | thenation.com | 2019-11-20
Why I'm Endorsing Elizabeth Warren…
thenation.com/article/ady-barkan-elizabeth-warren-endorsement/

Transgender Day of Remembrance: "Celebrate the Living" While Honoring Loved Ones Lost to Hate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-20
November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day that honors the thousands of transgender and gender nonconforming people who have been killed around the world. The Day of Remembrance is also a celebration of the community's resistance and a call to action to fight for policies and a shift in culture that protects trans lives. At least 22 transgender and gender nonconforming people have been killed in the United States this year, and over 3,000 transgender and gender nonconforming lives have been taken since 2008 around the world. We speak with LaLa B Zannell, longtime transgender rights advocate and the co-p…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/20/transgender_day_of_remembrance_lala_b

Iran: Over 100 Feared Dead in Protest Crackdown as Authorities Impose Internet Blackout
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-20
In Iran, Amnesty International reports over 100 protesters have been killed in 21 cities by security forces during ongoing nationwide demonstrations sparked by a sudden hike in fuel prices last week. The death count may be much higher, the report warns, with some suggesting as many as 200 have been killed. According to Iranian state media, over 1,000 people have been arrested. On Thursday, Iran announced a rise in the cost of gas ranging from 50% to 300%. Soon after protests broke out on Sunday, Iran imposed an almost complete internet blackout, making it nearly impossible for protesters use social media to share…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/20/iran_fuel_price_protests_internet_shutdown

Unusual. Improper. Inappropriate. Wrong: Officials Decry Trump's Pressure on Ukraine to Probe Bidens
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-20
"I couldn't believe what I was hearing." Those were the words of Army Lieutenant Colonel Alex Vindman during Tuesday's House impeachment inquiry hearings, describing his reaction to a July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma. Vindman, who is the director for European affairs at the National Security Council, testified along with Jennifer Williams, a Russia adviser for Vice President Pence, in the fi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/20/trump_impeachment_vindman_williams_volker_morrison

Police storm universities in Hong Kong
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-20
protest Wlam*Issue 1246 Hong Kong 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy movementNovember 20, 2019Hong Kong riot police stormed the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one of the prestigious universities in Hong Kong, on November 12, despite making several promises…
greenleft.org.au/content/police-storm-universities-hong-kong

Republicans Urge Americans to Follow Them Through the Fox News Looking Glass on Ukraine
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-11-19
To defend Donald Trump, Republicans in the House are trying to discredit Sergii Leshchenko, who helped expose Paul Manafort's corruption in Ukraine.
theintercept.com/2019/11/19/republicans-use-impeachment-hearings-smear-ukrainian-helped-expose-manafort/

'Community Control Over Police Should Be a Democratic Right' – CounterSpin interview with Netfa Freeman on police militarization
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-11-19
Janine Jackson interviewed IPS's Netfa Freeman about Trump's police "surge" for the November 8, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/community-control-over-police-should-be-a-democratic-right/

'We should thank & cherish CIA,' says star of 'Jack Ryan' — just maybe not for torture, coups & mind control
rt.com | 2019-11-19
Americans should be thankful for the services the CIA provides, 'Jack Ryan' actor John Krasinski says. After all, without the agency, who would prop up foreign dictators, stage coups and 'play' with mind-control drugs? | In three decades between the publication of 'The Hunt for Red October' in 1984 and his death in 2013, Tom Clancy pumped out more than 20 books, giving lots of material for spy agency fanboys. | At long last though, there's someone out there who gets even more tumescent at the thought of clandestine criminality than Clancy himself. Actor John Krasinski — star of 'The Office' and now 'Tom C…
rt.com/usa/473829-jack-ryan-cia-thankful-krasinski/

Noura Erakat: U.S. Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is "Entrenchment of an Apartheid Regime"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-19
The Trump administration has announced it no longer views Israel settlements in the occupied West Bank to be a violation of international law, in another blow to possible Israel-Palestine peace negotiations. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a reversal to the U.S. position, putting the U.S. at odds with the international community. A U.N. resolution in 2016 declared the settlements a "flagrant violation" of international law. Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Pompeo's announcement as a historic day for Israel, but Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat condemned the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/19/noura_erakat_israeli_settlements_trump_announcement

Bolivian U.N. Ambassador: "Racist Elite" Engineered Coup to Restore Neoliberalism in Bolivia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-19
Thousands marched across Bolivia Monday to demand the resignation of Jeanine àÅñez, the right-wing senator who declared herself president of Bolivia last week after longtime socialist President Evo Morales resigned under pressure from the military. The coup d'état has thrown Bolivia into crisis, with violence across the country leaving at least 23 dead. On Friday, the military gunned down nine pro-Morales protesters outside Cochabamba, where indigenous people took to the streets again on Monday. Thousands more marched to the presidential palace in La Paz. The wave of protests are condemning the spike in ant…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/19/bolivia_un_ambassador_sacha_llorenti_coup

#PrimariesSoWhite: Why Do Two of the Whitest States Vote First for Presidential Candidates?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-19
As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, the presidential nomination process remains heavily weighted by two states that are among the whitest in the nation: Iowa and New Hampshire. Candidates, in some cases, spend more than a year making frequent, extended campaign swings through both Iowa and New Hampshire, which, critics say, gives the concerns of the first states a disproportionate impact on the agenda for the entire race. During the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice earlier this month in South Carolina, Senator Elizabeth Warren refused to criticize the primary schedule, saying,…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/19/iowa_new_hampshire_primary_calendar_criticism

Don't Suppress Votes of New Citizens
Terri Gerstein | progressive.org | 2019-11-18
A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote.
progressive.org/op-eds/dont-suppress-votes-of-new-citizens-gerstein-191118/

Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia's Election – Pro-coup editorials rely on–and misreport–questionable evidence from the dubious OAS
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-11-18
To endorse the coup in Bolivia, numerous editorials in major US media outlets paint President Evo Morales as undemocratic. Exhibit A in their case is the Organization of American States' (OAS) claims that there was fraud in the October 20 Bolivian election in which Morales was elected for a fourth term. They also argue that he should not have been allowed to run again in the first place. | The New York Times' editorial ( 11/11/19) accused Morales of "brazenly abusing the power and institutions put in his care by the electorate."
fair.org/home/unpacking-media-propaganda-about-bolivias-election/

Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists
Common Dreams | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-18
"Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All governments must sever relations with this illegal regime."

Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists

If You Care About Medicare for All or a Green New Deal, Here's the Senate Primary That Matters
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-11-18
Coons, a devotee of bipartisanship, is being challenged by Jess Scarane, who was inspired by progressive Kerri Harris's 2018 Senate campaign.
theintercept.com/2019/11/18/chris-coons-delaware-primary-jess-scarane/

Trump 'likes the idea' of testifying in impeachment 'hoax' to get Congress 'focused'
rt.com | 2019-11-18
US President Donald Trump may testify in impeachment hearings after all, he tweeted, calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bluff after she broached the idea – though he also deemed the proceedings a "no due process hoax." | The president has warmed to the idea of testifying in the "phony impeachment Witch Hunt," he tweeted on Monday, explaining that "even though I did nothing wrong, and don't like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!" | Crediting his change of mind to "Crazy, Do Nothing Speaker of the House, Nervous…
rt.com/usa/473726-trump-testify-impeachment-hearing-tweet/

US Says Israeli Settlements Are Legal, 23 Killed In Bolivia As Violent Coup Ignored & Venezuela Flop
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-18
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
In Bolivia, at least 23 people have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales, the country's first indigenous president, resigned at the demand of the military last week. Growing unrest quickly turned to violent chaos on Friday outside Cochabamba when military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100. The violence began soon after thousands of protesters — many indigenous coca leaf growers — gathered for a peaceful march in the town of Sacaba and then attempted to cross a military checkpoint into Cochabamba. Ami…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/18/bolivia_cochabamba_massacre_anti_indigenous_violence

After Texas Court Blocks Execution, Rodney Reed Has a Chance to Prove His Innocence in 1996 Murder
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
In a stunning decision handed down Friday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted the execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for a murder he says he did not commit. The appeals court ordered a review of the case to examine claims of prosecutorial misconduct. Millions of people around the country had joined Reed's cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's murder after his DNA…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/18/rodney_reed_scheduled_execution_in_texas

Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion "Shattered" the Country
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
An unprecedented leak of secret intelligence reports from inside the Iranian government has shed new light on how Iran has taken control of much of the Iraqi government in the wake of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The documents from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security were leaked to The Intercept, which then partnered with The New York Times on reporting the story. The leak includes 700 pages of intelligence documents from 2014 to 2015. The documents reveal that a number of Iraqis who once worked with the CIA went on to work with Iranian intelligence. We speak with Murtaza Hussain, a reporter at The Intercept…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/18/iran_leaked_cables_show_control_of

Jimmy Dore: until we fix Democratic Party elites' corruption, we won't defeat Trump's
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-17
Jimmy Dore pushes back on impeachment and Ukrainegate, Hillary Clinton's smear of Tulsi Gabbard as a Russian asset, the DNC's…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/17/jimmy-dore-until-we-fix-democratic-party-elites-corruption-we-wont-defeat-trumps/

CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/17/caps-topher-spiro-is-trying-to-deceive-journalists-by-lying/

Bolivia's New US-Made Dictatorship, Netanyahu Wins As Gaza Loses & Iran's Protests Are Trump's Fault
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-17
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Warren's Head Tax Is Not More Popular Than A Payroll Tax
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
As we know by now, Elizabeth Warren's Medicare head tax proposal is a regressive mess ( I, II, III, IV). Warren's team knows this. The goal of the proposal i…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/17/warrens-head-tax-is-not-more-popular-than-a-payroll-tax/

Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House
Christine Harrison | splcenter.org | 2019-11-16
Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."
splcenter.org/news/2019/11/16/weekend-read-importance-documenting-racism-white-house

MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-15
Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/15/mn-says-no-us-coup-bolivia

Demands for Stephen Miller's Resignation Grow Following SPLC Report
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2019-11-15
Leaders of several Democratic caucuses became the latest voices demanding the resignation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller after an SPLC investigation showed, through leaked emails, his affinity for white nationalism.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/11/15/demands-stephen-millers-resignation-grow-following-splc-report

Israel Kills Over 30 In Gaza, Bolivia Coup About Lithium And More & Israeli Group Taking Syria's Oil
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-15
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them
Kate Ruane | aclu.org | 2019-11-15
President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine spoke on the phone. The president insists the call was "perfect." Others are concerned that, during the call, the president intimated he would withhold financial aid appropriated to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian president agreed to investigate former-Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival of the president. | How do we even know about any of this? A…
aclu.org/news/free-speech/whistleblowers-are-public-servants-we-must-protect-them

Sen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, co-moderated by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali, was held last Friday at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was one of six Democratic candidates to share his plans to confront environmental injustices and the climate crisis. Booker spoke about racial disparities in the U.S., the creation of renewable energy jobs and the water contamination crises in cities across the country, including his hometown of Newark. "My community is not alone," Booker said. "Lead service…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/cory_booker_presidential_forum_environmental_justice

"This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/daca_supreme_court_oral_arguments_lead

Justice for Rodney Reed: Millions Urge Texas to Halt Execution Amid New Evidence of His Innocence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
The Supreme Court considers Friday whether to take up the case of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner in Texas who is scheduled to be executed in less than a week for a murder he says he did not commit. On Thursday, Reed's family braved the cold to camp outside the Supreme Court for a vigil asking the justices to help halt the execution. Millions of people around the country have joined their cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/rodney_reed_death_row_scheduled_execution

Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-11-14
Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination.
progressive.org/dispatches/new-arab-spring-lebanon-iraq-erlich-191114/

"We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-14
Unrest continued in Bolivia Thursday as protests against the right-wing coup that unseated democratically-elected President Evo Morales on Sunday.

"We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup

CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/activist_medea_benjamin_faces_threats_of

In First Public Impeachment Hearing, Trump Implicated in Effort to Pressure Ukraine to Probe Bidens
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
The first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump was held Wednesday. Trump is just the fourth president in U.S. history to face impeachment. Two witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. They both said President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company. We play highlights from the hearing.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/trump_public_impeachment_hearings_william_taylor

"This Is Unacceptable": Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon Says Trump Is a Rogue President
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
The public phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump began Wednesday, with testimonies from two witnesses: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. The hearing brought forth new details about a previously unknown phone call in July between President Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Both Kent and Taylor expressed concern over the role President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had in dictating U.S. policy on Ukraine. We speak with Elizabeth Holtzman, a former U.S. congressme…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/elizabeth_holtzman_trump_impeachment_public_hearing

2019-11-20: News Headlines

Staff (2019-11-20). GOP-Requested Witness Rejects Trump 'Conspiracy Theories'. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Sought by Republicans to testify, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine spoke up instead for Democrat Joe Biden in Tuesday's impeachment hearings, rejecting "conspiracy theories" embraced by President Donald Trump and some of his allies. | Kurt Volker said he has known Biden as an honorable man for more than two decades, rebuffing debunked corruption allegations that Trump is said to have wanted the Ukrainians to investigate in exchange for military aid to hold off Russian aggression. | "The allegations against Vice President Biden are self-serving and non-credible," Volker declared. | R…

Timothy M. Gill (2019-11-20). Towards a Democratic Socialist Foreign Policy. counterpunch.org Over the past few years, democratic socialists have rightfully spent a considerable amount of time honing their arguments on domestic policies, such as healthcare, education, and criminal justice reform. Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution and Bhaskar Sunkara's recently released The Socialist Manifesto are two good examples of this focus on the domestic. On the foreign policy More

Deirdre Griswold (2019-11-20). Koreans say no to Trump. workers.org The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has rejected the latest proposal by the Trump administration for a summit meeting. On Nov. 18, the DPRK Foreign Ministry said in a statement: "Three rounds of DPRK-U.S. summit meetings and talks were held since June last year, but no particular improvement has been . . . | Continue reading Koreans say no to Trump at Workers.org

RT (2019-11-20). So much for the #Resistance! While all eyes were on impeachment hearing, House re-authorized PATRIOT Act. rt.com House Democrats have slipped an unqualified renewal of the draconian PATRIOT Act into an emergency funding bill — voting near-unanimously for sweeping surveillance carte blanche that was the basis for the notorious NSA program. | A three-month reauthorization of the notorious PATRIOT Act was shoehorned into a last-minute continuing resolution (CR) funding the US government, bundling measures needed to avert yet another government shutdown with a continuation of the wildly-intrusive surveillance powers passed after the 9/11 terror attacks. Democrats voted almost unanimously for it, granting the far-reachi…

Emile Schepers (2019-11-20). Virginia: Progressive Legislators Move Fast on the Equal Rights Amendment. peoplesworld.org The most progressive Democratic Party members of the Virginia General Assembly (state legislature) are moving quickly to take advantage of their party's stunning victory in the state legislative elections. The Democrats "flipped" both the Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates (the lower house), erasing longstanding majorities and giving the Democrats a majority of 55 …

RT (2019-11-20). Impeachment hearing gets more bizarre with Sondland confirming 'Zelensky loves Trump's ass' , but vague on quid pro quo. rt.com House Democrats tried repeatedly to goad their diplomatic witness into "admitting" the elusive quid pro quo of aid withheld pending a probe, but the best they could get was confirmation he told Trump "Zelensky loves your ass." | US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland played the 'can't recall exactly' card as Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and Democratic Counsel Daniel Goldman pushed him to confirm President Donald Trump had made the release of foreign aid to Ukraine contingent upon President Volodymyr Zelensky's launch of a corruption investigation. Sondland did say he believed that there was a quid…

RT (2019-11-20). 'No evidence of meddling': Boris Johnson defends decision not to publish Russian influence report before election. rt.com UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he has never seen "any" evidence of Russian interference in British democracy and defended his decision not to publish a parliamentary report into the subject before the December 12 election. | Asked Wednesday about his decision to wait until after the election to publish the controversial report, Johnson said he saw no reason to change the timeline for publication. | There's absolutely no evidence that I've ever seen of any Russian interference in UK democratic processes. | Johnson's decision to shelve the 50-page report compiled by the Intelligence and Security Committee…

EQM (2019-11-20). International gathering in Cuba reinforces anti-imperialist solidarity. workers.org Nov. 11 — The Anti-Imperialist meeting of Solidarity for Democracy and against Neoliberalism (Encuentro Antimperialista de Solidaridad por la Democracia y contra el Neoliberalismo) was held at the Havana Convention Center Nov. 1-3. The conference was attended by more than 1,200 delegates from around the world, with nearly 100 coming . . . | Continue reading International gathering in Cuba reinforces anti-imperialist solidarity at Workers.org

Eric A. Gordon (2019-11-20). 'Fifteen Men in a Smoke-Filled Room': How Warren G. Harding became president. peoplesworld.org BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—"Yes, ladies and gentlemen," the radio announcer opened his news report, "another day, another scandal! It seems like nothing can prevent further improprieties from staining President Harding and his administration prior to this year's midterm elections. The blazing spotlight of impropriety has now focused its glare on Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty…. Congressmen …

teleSUR (2019-11-20). Bolivia: Military Operation in Senkata Left 8 Dead, 30 Wounded. telesurenglish.net At least eight people were shot dead and another 30 were seriously injured during a joint operation whereby the army and police expelled citizens who were demonstrating near a fuel refinery in Senkata, a highland city located about 25 miles from La Paz. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Reiterates That There Was a Coup in Bolivia | By mid-morning on Tuesday, with the support of a helicopter that was monitoring civilians, a caravan of armored vehicles managed to reach the state-owned refi…

Alan Macleod (2019-11-20). Elizabeth Warren's Support for Bolivia Coup Consistent With Other Hawkish Foreign Policy Positions. mintpressnews.com The opposing positions of Warren and her primary opponent Bernie Sanders on Bolivia highlight an increasingly clear policy gap between the two Democratic frontrunners.

Norman Solomon (2019-11-20). Joe Biden's AstroTurf Campaign. indybay.org Beelines for wealthy donors…

Ben Norton (2019-11-20). Elizabeth Warren endorses Trump's economic war on Venezuela, then soft-pedals far-right Bolivia coup. thegrayzone.com In a nauseating interview on Pod Save America, Elizabeth Warren endorsed suffocating US sanctions on Venezuela, backing Trump's strategy to…

Staff (2019-11-20). I've Given Up All Hope in Senate Republicans Voting to Impeach. truthout.org Before Tuesday's impeachment proceedings unfolded, I was clinging to a shred of hope in the power of shame and self-interest. After Tuesday, that slim hope has fallen to dust, and I suspect Wednesday will not improve matters in any measurable sense. | Before Tuesday, I believed it possible that enough Republican senators would see the vivid, unmistakable and indefensible evidence of Donald Trump's impeachable…

Robert Reich (2019-11-20). Republicans (and Even Some Democrats) Trying to Scare You Away From Medicare for All Are Peddling Rubbish. commondreams.org The United States ranks near the bottom for life span and infant mortality—all while paying more per capita than nearly every other nation. Or maybe you're one of the 30 million Americans who don't have any health insurance coverage at all. (Image: Inequality Media / MoveOn) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/real_deal_on_medicare_for_all_reich.jpg

Jeffrey D. Sachs (2019-11-20). Democratic Naysayers Are Wrong on Medicare for All. commondreams.org The American political debate over health care is absurd. Americans pay twice as much as any other nation for health care, and then are told daily that they "can't afford" to switch to a lower-cost system very similar to those of Canada and Europe.

teleSUR (2019-11-20). Chile: Thousands Take to Streets to Mark One Month of Protests. telesurenglish.net Thousands of people returned to the streets Monday to mark the first month of the most serious civil unrest of Chilean democracy and show their distrust of both the social agenda announced by the government and the parliamentary agreement on a new constitution. | RELATED: | Chile: Human Rights Violations May Lead to Piñera's Impeachment | What began on Oct. 14 as a call by Chilean university students to sneak into the Santiago subway to protest against the increase in the ticket…

Akela Lacy (2019-11-20). At Private California Fundraiser, Pete Buttigieg Explains Limited Black Support. theintercept.com At a private fundraiser in California on Friday, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested that black voters in South Carolina preferred former Vice President Joe Biden because of a perception of "familiarity," even though Biden isn't "the candidate with the best answers on the subject of race." | Asked by a guest in attendance at a meet-and-greet event at Thunderbird Heig…

Tracy Keeling (2019-11-20). The 10 most disturbing words of ITV's election coverage weren't uttered by a candidate, but by the show's host. thecanary.co There were a number of disturbing aspects to ITV's debate and interviews on 19 November. But none were more perplexing than host Nina Hossain's reaction to Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson's position on using nuclear weapons. | WTAF?: | I for one found the fury Boris Johnson managed to affect in defence of the NHS (after Jeremy Corbyn brandished a heavily redacted government document on the subject) quite alarming. Corbyn said the documents showed that Johnson's government had: a series…

Dean Baker (2019-11-20). Making Andrew Yang Smarter. counterpunch.org The New York Times ran a column by Andrew Yang, one of the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. Mr. Yang used the piece to repeat his claim that automation is leading to massive job loss. His one piece of evidence is a study that purports to find that 88 percent of job loss between More

True Publica (2019-11-20). 10 Downing Street — Abusing Its Power. globalresearch.ca The scandals erupting within No. 10 Downing street are seriously undermining any remaining confidence in the government. It doesn't matter where you look — mutual respect, tolerance, the rule of law, liberty and democracy are now just thin veils covering …

Yves Engler (2019-11-20). Organization of American States Election Observers subvert Bolivian Democracy. dissidentvoice.org Organization of American States election observers have played an important role in subverting Bolivian democracy. While some may find it hard to believe that a regional electoral monitoring body would consciously subvert democracy, their actions in the South American country are not dissimilar to previous US/Canada backed OAS missions in Haiti. "The OAS Election Audit …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-11-20). "Asset Bubbles" and an Economy Ready to Crash and Burn? globalresearch.ca Obama knows Democrats will lose next November if they keep pushing "socialism" as a campaign objective. Americans on the coasts may support a command economy, control freak regulations, legalized theft—larger theft than now—and a braindead wad of social justice idiocy …

WSWS (2019-11-20). Impeachment hearing highlights conflict over US policy in Ukraine. wsws.org The driving force of the Democratic Party inquiry is the US effort to use Ukraine as a base of operations and front-line state in the confrontation with Russia.

Akela Lacy (2019-11-20). As President, Pete Buttigieg Wants to Give 25 Percent of Federal Contracts to Minorities. As Mayor, He Gave 3 Percent. theintercept.com Even as Buttigieg pushes diversity efforts as mayor, less than 3 percent of South Bend's business in 2018 went to minority- and women-owned firms.

WSWS (2019-11-20). Elizabeth Warren backpedals on "Medicare for All" wsws.org Less than three weeks after presenting her "Medicare for All" proposal, Warren is backtracking on virtually all of its components.

teleSUR (2019-11-20). North Korea Wont Attend Trump Summit Over US' 'Hostile Policy'. telesurenglish.net A senior North Korean official said on Wednesday that the United States must drop its "hostile policy" towards Pyongyang in order to restart stalled denuclearisation talks, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. | RELATED: | North Korea Not Interested in December Peace Talks with US | Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui told reporters after meeting Russian officials in Moscow it would be "impossible" to hold another summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. Preside…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-20). Israel Carries Out 'Wide-Scale Strikes' In Syria, US Gov Withholds Food/Meds From Iran & Patriot Act. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/20/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Staff (2019-11-20). Impeachment Witnesses Decry Trump's Pressure on Ukraine to Probe the Bidens. truthout.org "I couldn't believe what I was hearing." Those were the words of Army Lieutenant Colonel Alex Vindman during Tuesday's House impeachment inquiry hearings, describing his reaction to a July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma. Vindman, who is the director for European affairs at the N…

The Nation (2019-11-20). Live Chat: November 20 Debate Night. thenation.com Live Chat: November 20 Debate Night…

Ady Barkan (2019-11-20). Why I'm Endorsing Elizabeth Warren. thenation.com Why I'm Endorsing Elizabeth Warren…

Susan Price (2019-11-20). Police storm universities in Hong Kong. greenleft.org.au protest Wlam*Issue 1246 Hong Kong 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy movementNovember 20, 2019Hong Kong riot police stormed the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one of the prestigious universities in Hong Kong, on November 12, despite making several promises…

Jenna McGuire, staff writer (2019-11-20). 'My Guy': Ariana Grande Gives Big Hug to Bernie Sanders on Her Massive Social Media Platforms. commondreams.org "Thank you Senator Sanders for coming to my show, making my whole night and for all that you stand for." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/grande_sanders1.jpg

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-20). Ex-Republican Justin Amash Says There's Not a Jury in Country That Wouldn't Indict Trump Based on Impeachment Testimony So Far. commondreams.org "Impeachment in the House is an indictment, said the Michigan congressman. "If this were an ordinary prosecution, there's no grand jury in America that would not return an indictment on the facts and evidence presented in these hearings." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_notes.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-20). Medicare for All Advocate Ady Barkan Endorses Warren, Praises Her Understanding of the 'Central Challenge of Our Time'. commondreams.org Medicare for All advocate Ady Barkan on Wednesday announced his endorsement of Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic primary, applauding her plan to expand healthcare coverage to all Americans as quickly as possible by using legislative tools other Democratic leaders have shied away from. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen20shot202019-11-2020at2011.10.1320am.jpg

Staff (2019-11-20). Unusual. Improper. Inappropriate. Wrong: Officials Decry Trump's Pressure on Ukraine to Probe Bidens. democracynow.org "I couldn't believe what I was hearing." Those were the words of Army Lieutenant Colonel Alex Vindman during Tuesday's House impeachment inquiry hearings, describing his reaction to a July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma. Vindman, who is the director for European affairs at the National Security Council, testified along with Jennifer Williams, a Russia adviser for Vice President Pence, in the fi…

Staff (2019-11-20). Iran: Over 100 Feared Dead in Protest Crackdown as Authorities Impose Internet Blackout. democracynow.org In Iran, Amnesty International reports over 100 protesters have been killed in 21 cities by security forces during ongoing nationwide demonstrations sparked by a sudden hike in fuel prices last week. The death count may be much higher, the report warns, with some suggesting as many as 200 have been killed. According to Iranian state media, over 1,000 people have been arrested. On Thursday, Iran announced a rise in the cost of gas ranging from 50% to 300%. Soon after protests broke out on Sunday, Iran imposed an almost complete internet blackout, making it nearly impossible for protesters use social media to share…

Staff (2019-11-20). Transgender Day of Remembrance: "Celebrate the Living" While Honoring Loved Ones Lost to Hate. democracynow.org November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day that honors the thousands of transgender and gender nonconforming people who have been killed around the world. The Day of Remembrance is also a celebration of the community's resistance and a call to action to fight for policies and a shift in culture that protects trans lives. At least 22 transgender and gender nonconforming people have been killed in the United States this year, and over 3,000 transgender and gender nonconforming lives have been taken since 2008 around the world. We speak with LaLa B Zannell, longtime transgender rights advocate and the co-p…

Staff (2019-11-20). Headlines for November 20, 2019. democracynow.org 4 Key Witnesses Testify in Impeachment Hearings, Amnesty Says Iranian Security Forces Killed Over 100 Protesters, Bolivian Military Carries Out Second Massacre Against Morales Supporters, Senate Approves Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, U.N. Affirms It Still Considers Israeli Settlements Violation of International Law, Pentagon Says ISIS Is Rebuilding in Northern Syria, NYT: Navy SEALs Expected to Oust Gallagher, Despite Trump Restoring His Rank, Report: Mike Pompeo Planning to Resign as Secretary of State, Trump Administration Can Now Send Asylum Seekers to Guatemala, Sweden Drops Sexual Assault Investi…

Ed Sykes (2019-11-20). Labour's business stance is so sensible that even business people have to applaud it. thecanary.co Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party has proposals for improving the UK for the many, not just the super-rich few. And the party's moderate stance…

Robert Mackey (2019-11-19). Republicans Urge Americans to Follow Them Through the Fox News Looking Glass on Ukraine. theintercept.com To defend Donald Trump, Republicans in the House are trying to discredit Sergii Leshchenko, who helped expose Paul Manafort's corruption in Ukraine.

Dean Baker (2019-11-19). Impeachment is a Kitchen Table Issue. counterpunch.org As the Democrats have pushed ahead with impeachment proceedings, there have been criticisms from both the right and left that impeachment is a needless distraction from the pocketbook issues that people really care about. The argument is that people will see the Democrats as playing political games rather than focusing on health care, jobs, wages, More

Janine Jackson (2019-11-19). 'Community Control Over Police Should Be a Democratic Right' – CounterSpin interview with Netfa Freeman on police militarization. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed IPS's Netfa Freeman about Trump's police "surge" for the November 8, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

RT (2019-11-19). 'We should thank & cherish CIA,' says star of 'Jack Ryan' — just maybe not for torture, coups & mind control. rt.com Americans should be thankful for the services the CIA provides, 'Jack Ryan' actor John Krasinski says. After all, without the agency, who would prop up foreign dictators, stage coups and 'play' with mind-control drugs? | In three decades between the publication of 'The Hunt for Red October' in 1984 and his death in 2013, Tom Clancy pumped out more than 20 books, giving lots of material for spy agency fanboys. | At long last though, there's someone out there who gets even more tumescent at the thought of clandestine criminality than Clancy himself. Actor John Krasinski — star of 'The Office' and now 'Tom C…

teleSUR (2019-11-19). Bernie Sanders Reiterates That There Was a Coup in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders again described what happened in Bolivia as coup and condemned security forces' repression against indigenous protesters. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Coup-Born Government's Witch Hunt Intensifies | "I oppose the intervention of Bolivia's security forces in the democratic process and their repression of Indigenous protesters," the legislator for Vermont posted on Twitter on Monday. | "It was the military who i…

Kevin Zeese (2019-11-19). Occupied Palestine: From BDS to ODS. The Project of a One Democratic State (ODS). globalresearch.ca We spent the last week in Occupied Palestinian Territory, commonly referred to as Israel, where we traveled around the country to visit communities in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, the West Bank, the Nagab, and more. | We call Israel Occupied Palestine because …

Robert Reich (2019-11-19). Robert Reich: Medicare for All or Bust. truthdig.com Republicans and even some Democrats are out to scare you about Medicare for All. They say it's going to dismantle health care as we know it and it will cost way too much. | Rubbish. | The typical American family now spends $6,000 on health insurance premiums each year. Add in the co-payments and deductibles that doctors, hospitals, and drug companies also charge you — plus typical out-of-pocket expenses for pharmaceuticals — and that typical family's health bill is $6,800. | But that's not all, because some of the taxes you now pay are for health insurance, too — for Medicare and Medicaid and fo…

WSWS (2019-11-19). Pelosi doubles down on anti-Russia politics of impeachment inquiry. wsws.org Pelosi once again defined as the sole issue in the Democrats' case for impeachment the charge that Trump endangered US "national security" and strengthened Russia.

Philip A Farruggio (2019-11-19). Violence Is as Violence Does. All in the Name of "Restoring Democracy" globalresearch.ca Anyone remember the line from the film Forest Gump: 'Stupid is as stupid does'? Well, now we have, each and every passing day, the bastard children of our violent empire. Yes, violence has always been with us, this the frailty …

Eds. (2019-11-19). The clear U.S. role in Bolivia's tragic hard-right coup. mronline.org With the backing of the U.S. government, a highly sophisticated and well-resourced coup has succeeded in overthrowing Bolivia's legitimate and democratically elected president Evo Morales. This massive blow against democracy and social progress comes after more than a decade of U.S. intervention aimed at destabilising Bolivia and overthrowing its successful socialist government. | Source

Staff (2019-11-19). Bolivian U.N. Ambassador: "Racist Elite" Engineered Coup to Restore Neoliberalism in Bolivia. democracynow.org Thousands marched across Bolivia Monday to demand the resignation of Jeanine àÅñez, the right-wing senator who declared herself president of Bolivia last week after longtime socialist President Evo Morales resigned under pressure from the military. The coup d'état has thrown Bolivia into crisis, with violence across the country leaving at least 23 dead. On Friday, the military gunned down nine pro-Morales protesters outside Cochabamba, where indigenous people took to the streets again on Monday. Thousands more marched to the presidential palace in La Paz. The wave of protests are condemning the spike in ant…

Staff (2019-11-19). #PrimariesSoWhite: Why Do Two of the Whitest States Vote First for Presidential Candidates? democracynow.org As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, the presidential nomination process remains heavily weighted by two states that are among the whitest in the nation: Iowa and New Hampshire. Candidates, in some cases, spend more than a year making frequent, extended campaign swings through both Iowa and New Hampshire, which, critics say, gives the concerns of the first states a disproportionate impact on the agenda for the entire race. During the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice earlier this month in South Carolina, Senator Elizabeth Warren refused to criticize the primary schedule, saying,…

Staff (2019-11-19). Noura Erakat: U.S. Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is "Entrenchment of an Apartheid Regime" democracynow.org The Trump administration has announced it no longer views Israel settlements in the occupied West Bank to be a violation of international law, in another blow to possible Israel-Palestine peace negotiations. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a reversal to the U.S. position, putting the U.S. at odds with the international community. A U.N. resolution in 2016 declared the settlements a "flagrant violation" of international law. Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Pompeo's announcement as a historic day for Israel, but Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat condemned the…

Staff (2019-11-19). Headlines for November 19, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Claims Israeli Settlements Are Not Illegal Under International Law, Four Witnesses Slated to Testify in Public Impeachment Hearings, U.N. Condemns U.S. for World's Highest Rate of Children in Detention, Political Crisis in Bolivia Continues After Military Pressure Ousts Evo Morales, American Professor Freed in Prisoner Swap in Afghanistan, 1,000 Students Arrested in Police Siege of Hong Kong University, Coal Mine Blast in China Kills 15; Pipeline Explosion in Bangladesh Kills 7, Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon Skyrocketed Since Bolsonaro's Election, Syracuse Suspends All Fraternity Activities After String…

Terri Gerstein (2019-11-18). Don't Suppress Votes of New Citizens. progressive.org A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote.

Common Dreams (2019-11-18). Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists. theantimedia.com "Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All governments must sever relations with this illegal regime."

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-18). US Says Israeli Settlements Are Legal, 23 Killed In Bolivia As Violent Coup Ignored & Venezuela Flop. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Grim (2019-11-18). If You Care About Medicare for All or a Green New Deal, Here's the Senate Primary That Matters. theintercept.com Coons, a devotee of bipartisanship, is being challenged by Jess Scarane, who was inspired by progressive Kerri Harris's 2018 Senate campaign.

Staff (2019-11-18). After Texas Court Blocks Execution, Rodney Reed Has a Chance to Prove His Innocence in 1996 Murder. democracynow.org In a stunning decision handed down Friday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted the execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for a murder he says he did not commit. The appeals court ordered a review of the case to examine claims of prosecutorial misconduct. Millions of people around the country had joined Reed's cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's murder after his DNA…

Staff (2019-11-18). Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia. democracynow.org In Bolivia, at least 23 people have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales, the country's first indigenous president, resigned at the demand of the military last week. Growing unrest quickly turned to violent chaos on Friday outside Cochabamba when military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100. The violence began soon after thousands of protesters — many indigenous coca leaf growers — gathered for a peaceful march in the town of Sacaba and then attempted to cross a military checkpoint into Cochabamba. Ami…

Staff (2019-11-18). Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion "Shattered" the Country. democracynow.org An unprecedented leak of secret intelligence reports from inside the Iranian government has shed new light on how Iran has taken control of much of the Iraqi government in the wake of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The documents from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security were leaked to The Intercept, which then partnered with The New York Times on reporting the story. The leak includes 700 pages of intelligence documents from 2014 to 2015. The documents reveal that a number of Iraqis who once worked with the CIA went on to work with Iranian intelligence. We speak with Murtaza Hussain, a reporter at The Intercept…

Staff (2019-11-18). Headlines for November 18, 2019. democracynow.org Bolivian Military Massacres 9 People at Indigenous Pro-Morales March, Leak of Secret Iranian Documents Reveals Iranian Influence in Iraq, Former Ambassador Yovanovitch Testifies in Impeachment Hearings, Trump Ally Roger Stone Found Guilty of 7 Charges, Trump Pardons 3 Soldiers Accused or Convicted of War Crimes, Trump's Unplanned Medical Visit Sparks Questions About His Health, Tens of Thousands Mark 1-Month Anniversary of Protests in Lebanon, Police Besiege Student Protesters at Hong Kong University, Fears Mount About Possible Disappearance of Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore, Prince Andrew Grilled on Friendsh…

Gregory Shupak (2019-11-18). Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia's Election – Pro-coup editorials rely on—and misreport—questionable evidence from the dubious OAS. fair.org To endorse the coup in Bolivia, numerous editorials in major US media outlets paint President Evo Morales as undemocratic. Exhibit A in their case is the Organization of American States' (OAS) claims that there was fraud in the October 20 Bolivian election in which Morales was elected for a fourth term. They also argue that he should not have been allowed to run again in the first place. | The New York Times' editorial ( 11/11/19) accused Morales of "brazenly abusing the power and institutions put in his care by the electorate."

Aaron Maté (2019-11-17). Jimmy Dore: until we fix Democratic Party elites' corruption, we won't defeat Trump's. thegrayzone.com Jimmy Dore pushes back on impeachment and Ukrainegate, Hillary Clinton's smear of Tulsi Gabbard as a Russian asset, the DNC's…

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-17). Warren's Head Tax Is Not More Popular Than A Payroll Tax. peoplespolicyproject.org As we know by now, Elizabeth Warren's Medicare head tax proposal is a regressive mess ( I, II, III, IV). Warren's team knows this. The goal of the proposal i…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-17). Bolivia's New US-Made Dictatorship, Netanyahu Wins As Gaza Loses & Iran's Protests Are Trump's Fault. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-17). CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying. peoplespolicyproject.org It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…

RT (2019-11-16). Self-described 'moderate Republican' Obama tells Democrats not to wade TOO FAR LEFT, or else… rt.com Who's that guy telling the Democratic Party to be conservative about what they wish for from their next president? Wait, isn't that Barack 'Yes, we can' Obama, the media darling that led the country before Trump 'ruined it all?' | The cold shower poured on Friday by the former US president in front of a room full of wealthy donors in Washington was obviously directed at Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the progressive contenders in the Democratic primary race. The two senators have proposed a number of policies to radically change the way America functions economically and politically — for the benefi…

Christine Harrison (2019-11-16). Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House. splcenter.org Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."

Hannah Gais (2019-11-15). Demands for Stephen Miller's Resignation Grow Following SPLC Report. splcenter.org Leaders of several Democratic caucuses became the latest voices demanding the resignation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller after an SPLC investigation showed, through leaked emails, his affinity for white nationalism.

Fight Back (2019-11-15). MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia" fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-15). Israel Kills Over 30 In Gaza, Bolivia Coup About Lithium And More & Israeli Group Taking Syria's Oil. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Kate Ruane (2019-11-15). Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them. aclu.org President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine spoke on the phone. The president insists the call was " perfect." Others are concerned that, during the call, the president intimated he would withhold financial aid appropriated to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian president agreed to investigate former-Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival of the president. | How do we even know about any of this? A…

Staff (2019-11-15). Sen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S. democracynow.org The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, co-moderated by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali, was held last Friday at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was one of six Democratic candidates to share his plans to confront environmental injustices and the climate crisis. Booker spoke about racial disparities in the U.S., the creation of renewable energy jobs and the water contamination crises in cities across the country, including his hometown of Newark. "My community is not alone," Booker said. "Lead service…

Staff (2019-11-15). "This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA. democracynow.org On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…

Staff (2019-11-15). Justice for Rodney Reed: Millions Urge Texas to Halt Execution Amid New Evidence of His Innocence. democracynow.org The Supreme Court considers Friday whether to take up the case of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner in Texas who is scheduled to be executed in less than a week for a murder he says he did not commit. On Thursday, Reed's family braved the cold to camp outside the Supreme Court for a vigil asking the justices to help halt the execution. Millions of people around the country have joined their cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's…

Staff (2019-11-15). Headlines for November 15, 2019. democracynow.org Two Killed as 16-Year-Old Student Opens Fire at L.A. County High School, El Paso Walmart Reopens, Three Months After Massacre by Racist Gunman, House Speaker Pelosi Accuses Trump of Bribery, an Impeachable Offense, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine to Testify She Felt Threatened by Trump, Chile to Hold Referendum on Rewriting Pinochet-Era Constitution, Chilean Protesters Mark Anniversary of Police Killing of Indigenous Activist, Mon Laferte Holds Topless Protest Against Chilean State Violence at Latin Grammys, Indigenous Bolivians Protest as Interim President Orders Evo Morales Silenced, Israel Resumes Bombing as…

Reese Erlich (2019-11-14). Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq. progressive.org Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination.

Eoin Higgins (2019-11-14). "We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup. theantimedia.com Unrest continued in Bolivia Thursday as protests against the right-wing coup that unseated democratically-elected President Evo Morales on Sunday.

Staff (2019-11-14). CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions. democracynow.org CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…

Staff (2019-11-14). In First Public Impeachment Hearing, Trump Implicated in Effort to Pressure Ukraine to Probe Bidens. democracynow.org The first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump was held Wednesday. Trump is just the fourth president in U.S. history to face impeachment. Two witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. They both said President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company. We play highlights from the hearing.

Staff (2019-11-14). Chilean Activist: Same Elites Who Caused Social Crisis Can't Be Trusted to Write New Constitution. democracynow.org In Chile, protesters led a massive national strike Tuesday as they condemned the government's plans to rewrite the country's Constitution, which dates back to Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Chile's interior minister announced Sunday the government would draft a new constitution that Congress would then rewrite and put to a public referendum. But protesters say the people should be involved with the rewriting of the constitution from the beginning and that this is an attempt by Sebastián Piñera's government to delay political and social reforms in Chile. The Chilean authorities have killed at least 20 people…

Staff (2019-11-14). "This Is Unacceptable": Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon Says Trump Is a Rogue President. democracynow.org The public phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump began Wednesday, with testimonies from two witnesses: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. The hearing brought forth new details about a previously unknown phone call in July between President Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Both Kent and Taylor expressed concern over the role President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had in dictating U.S. policy on Ukraine. We speak with Elizabeth Holtzman, a former U.S. congressme…

Staff (2019-11-14). Headlines for November 14, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Diplomats Testify Trump Pressured Ukraine to Dig Up Political Dirt on Bidens, Trump Claims He Was "Too Busy" to Watch Impeachment Inquiry, Trump Hosts President Erdogan at White House Amid Turkish Attacks in Syria, 34 Palestinians Killed in Two Days as Israel Bombs Gaza Strip, Exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales Calls for "National Dialogue", Protests Rage as Bolivia's Self-Proclaimed Interim President Swears In Cabinet, Lebanese Soldiers Shoot and Kill Man as Protests Enter Fifth Week, Zimbabwe: Millions at Risk of Starving Amid Climate Change-Fueled Drought, Hundreds of Elephants Die as Drought Grips Sou…

Staff (2019-11-13). Democracy on Trial: Bill Moyers on Impeachment Inquiry & Why PBS Should Air Hearings in Primetime. democracynow.org Televised impeachment hearings begin today in the inquiry into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals. Two witnesses are testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Both officials have privately told congressional investigators that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Donald Trump is just the fourth U.S. presi…

Staff (2019-11-13). A Coup? A Debate on the Political Crisis in Bolivia That Led to Evo Morales's Resignation. democracynow.org In Bolivia, right-wing Senator Jeanine àÅñez declared herself president Tuesday night despite a lack of quorum in Congress, amid a deepening political crisis in the country. Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, left the country Monday after being granted asylum in Mexico. Morales announced his resignation Sunday shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his departure. His Movement Toward Socialism party is refusing to recognize àÅñez as president, calling her claim illegal and decrying Evo Morales's resignation over the weekend as a military coup. Last month, M…

Staff (2019-11-13). Bill Moyers on Impeachment: All Presidents Lie, But Trump Has Created a Culture of Lying. democracynow.org We continue our conversation with legendary journalist Bill Moyers, who covered impeachment proceedings against Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The first televised impeachment hearings into President Trump begin today. Moyers says the current administration and the media have created a "culture of lying" that goes beyond what other presidents have done. "All presidents lie. It's a defense they use. But not all presidents lie systemically," Moyers says.

Staff (2019-11-13). Headlines for November 13, 2019. democracynow.org Televised Impeachment Hearings Begin Today, Right-Wing Senator Declares Herself President of Bolivia, Turkish President Erdogan Visiting Trump at White House, Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments over DACA Program, Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case of Mexican Teen Killed by U.S. Border Agent, Supreme Court Clears Way for Sandy Hook Families to Sue Gun Manufacturer, Federal Court Rules Warrantless Searches of Phones at Airport Are Unconstitutional, HHS Probes Google's Program to Collect Healthcare Data of Americans, U.S. Government Detained Record Number of Migrant Children in 2019, SPLC: Stephen Miller Sought t…

Marie O'Reilly (2019-11-12). Sanctions Against North Korea Hurt Women. progressive.org "Maximum pressure" sanctions have failed to change policies in Pyongyang, and have had grave human costs.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-12). James Corbett Interview — ISIS Was Created, Armed And Funded By US/Israel & It's An Open Secret. thelastamericanvagabond.com The US government armed Osama Bin Laden; it armed Saddam Hussain with chemical weapons to be used against Iran in 1980; it armed the very groups that later became ISIS. Yet we are sold an entirely different yarn by the US government and its lap dog MSM. Today I have invited James Corbett on the …

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-12). Leaked Audio Recordings Implicate Cruz, Menendez And Rubio In Bolivia Coup & Veteran's Day Reality. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-11). Turkey's Syria 'Ethnic Cleansing' In US Memo, US Can Shoot 'Any Syrian' Over Oil & A Bolivia Coup. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-09). Possible False Flag In Iraq, US Votes Against Anti-Nazi Res. & Pompeo's Iran Nuclear Lies Debunked. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-05). The Leisure Agenda Will Give Americans Less Work and More Free Time. peoplespolicyproject.org Read the Paper | People's Policy Project, in collaboration with the newly-formed Gravel Institute, has released its latest major paper: "The Leisure Agenda." Ryan Cooper authored the paper. Jon White designed the paper. | The paper begins by documenting how overworked Americans are relative to people in similarly-developed countries. The average American worker puts in 269 more market work hours each year than…

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-03). Warren's Medicare Head Tax Would Be About $9,500. peoplespolicyproject.org On Friday, I wrote a piece arguing that Elizabeth Warren's use of an employer head tax was not a good way to fund Medicare for All and that instead the more conventional choices of income and payroll taxes would be better. The reason they are better is because income and payroll taxes are based on how much income you receive while a head tax charges the same dollar amount for every worker regardless of their income, making it much more onerous on the lower and middle classes. | This point holds…

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

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-02). Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/1/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-01). Warren's Perpetual Medicare Head Tax Is Unworkable and Bad. peoplespolicyproject.org Elizabeth Warren released her Medicare for All financing plan today. The main purpose of the proposal appears to be to find a plan that you can message as "not increasing middle class taxes," which is of course a nonsensical goal insofar, as Warren herself has said, what matters is middle class health care costs, not whether you categorize those costs as premiums, taxes, or out-of-pocket expenses. | Nonetheless, bowing to the stupid media discourse on this, Warren put forward a financing pro…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-30). The Baghdadi "DNA Test" Was Done BEFORE The Raid By The SDF Using His Underwear. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/29/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-29). Distracting With Baghdadi Psyop, US Sends "Withdrawn" Troops Back Into Syria, Along With MANY More. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/28/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

2019-11-20: Social Media Postees

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Bolivia: Military Operation in Senkata Left 8 Dead, 30 Wounded
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-20
At least eight people were shot dead and another 30 were seriously injured during a joint operation whereby the army and police expelled citizens who were demonstrating near a fuel refinery in Senkata, a highland city located about 25 miles from La Paz. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Reiterates That There Was a Coup in Bolivia | By mid-morning on Tuesday, with the support of a helicopter that was monitoring civilians, a caravan of armored vehicles managed to reach the state-owned refi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Military-Operation-in-Senkata-Left-8-Dead-30-Wounded-20191120-0002.html

Elizabeth Warren's Support for Bolivia Coup Consistent With Other Hawkish Foreign Policy Positions
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-11-20
The opposing positions of Warren and her primary opponent Bernie Sanders on Bolivia highlight an increasingly clear policy gap between the two Democratic frontrunners.
mintpressnews.com/elizabeth-warren-coup-bolivia-hawkish-foreign-policy/262897/

Towards a Democratic Socialist Foreign Policy
Timothy M. Gill | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-20
Over the past few years, democratic socialists have rightfully spent a considerable amount of time honing their arguments on domestic policies, such as healthcare, education, and criminal justice reform. Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution and Bhaskar Sunkara's recently released The Socialist Manifesto are two good examples of this focus on the domestic. On the foreign policy…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/20/towards-a-democratic-socialist-foreign-policy/

Joe Biden's AstroTurf Campaign
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2019-11-20
Beelines for wealthy donors…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/19/18828280.php

Elizabeth Warren endorses Trump's economic war on Venezuela, then soft-pedals far-right Bolivia coup
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-20
In a nauseating interview on Pod Save America, Elizabeth Warren endorsed suffocating US sanctions on Venezuela, backing Trump's strategy to…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/20/elizabeth-warren-venezuela-sanctions-bolivia-coup/

GOP-Requested Witness Rejects Trump 'Conspiracy Theories'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-20
WASHINGTON — Sought by Republicans to testify, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine spoke up instead for Democrat Joe Biden in Tuesday's impeachment hearings, rejecting "conspiracy theories" embraced by President Donald Trump and some of his allies. | Kurt Volker said he has known Biden as an honorable man for more than two decades, rebuffing debunked corruption allegations that Trump is said to have wanted the Ukrainians to investigate in exchange for military aid to hold off Russian aggression. | "The allegations against Vice President Biden are self-serving and non-credible," Volker declared. | R…
truthdig.com/articles/gop-requested-witness-rejects-trump-conspiracy-theories/

Republicans (and Even Some Democrats) Trying to Scare You Away From Medicare for All Are Peddling Rubbish
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2019-11-20
The United States ranks near the bottom for life span and infant mortality—all while paying more per capita than nearly every other nation. Or maybe you're one of the 30 million Americans who don't have any health insurance coverage at all. (Image: Inequality Media / MoveOn) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/real_deal_on_medicare_for_all_reich.jpg
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I've Given Up All Hope in Senate Republicans Voting to Impeach
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-20
Before Tuesday's impeachment proceedings unfolded, I was clinging to a shred of hope in the power of shame and self-interest. After Tuesday, that slim hope has fallen to dust, and I suspect Wednesday will not improve matters in any measurable sense. | Before Tuesday, I believed it possible that enough Republican senators would see the vivid, unmistakable and indefensible evidence of Donald Trump's impeachable…
truthout.org/articles/ive-given-up-all-hope-in-senate-republicans-voting-to-impeach/

International gathering in Cuba reinforces anti-imperialist solidarity
EQM | workers.org | 2019-11-20
Nov. 11 — The Anti-Imperialist meeting of Solidarity for Democracy and against Neoliberalism (Encuentro Antimperialista de Solidaridad por la Democracia y contra el Neoliberalismo) was held at the Havana Convention Center Nov. 1-3. The conference was attended by more than 1,200 delegates from around the world, with nearly 100 coming . . . | Continue reading International gathering in Cuba reinforces anti-imperialist solidarity at Workers.org
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So much for the #Resistance! While all eyes were on impeachment hearing, House re-authorized PATRIOT Act
rt.com | 2019-11-20
House Democrats have slipped an unqualified renewal of the draconian PATRIOT Act into an emergency funding bill — voting near-unanimously for sweeping surveillance carte blanche that was the basis for the notorious NSA program. | A three-month reauthorization of the notorious PATRIOT Act was shoehorned into a last-minute continuing resolution (CR) funding the US government, bundling measures needed to avert yet another government shutdown with a continuation of the wildly-intrusive surveillance powers passed after the 9/11 terror attacks. Democrats voted almost unanimously for it, granting the far-reachi…
rt.com/usa/473842-patriot-act-betrayal-democrats-house/

'No evidence of meddling': Boris Johnson defends decision not to publish Russian influence report before election
rt.com | 2019-11-20
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he has never seen "any" evidence of Russian interference in British democracy and defended his decision not to publish a parliamentary report into the subject before the December 12 election. | Asked Wednesday about his decision to wait until after the election to publish the controversial report, Johnson said he saw no reason to change the timeline for publication. | There's absolutely no evidence that I've ever seen of any Russian interference in UK democratic processes. | Johnson's decision to shelve the 50-page report compiled by the Intelligence and Security Committee…
rt.com/uk/473901-boris-johnson-no-russian-meddling/

Impeachment hearing gets more bizarre with Sondland confirming 'Zelensky loves Trump's ass' , but vague on quid pro quo
rt.com | 2019-11-20
House Democrats tried repeatedly to goad their diplomatic witness into "admitting" the elusive quid pro quo of aid withheld pending a probe, but the best they could get was confirmation he told Trump "Zelensky loves your ass." | US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland played the 'can't recall exactly' card as Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and Democratic Counsel Daniel Goldman pushed him to confirm President Donald Trump had made the release of foreign aid to Ukraine contingent upon President Volodymyr Zelensky's launch of a corruption investigation. Sondland did say he believed that there was a quid…
rt.com/usa/473912-sondland-impeachment-questions-zelensky/

Organization of American States Election Observers subvert Bolivian Democracy
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-20
Organization of American States election observers have played an important role in subverting Bolivian democracy. While some may find it hard to believe that a regional electoral monitoring body would consciously subvert democracy, their actions in the South American country are not dissimilar to previous US/Canada backed OAS missions in Haiti. "The OAS Election Audit …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/organization-of-american-states-election-observers-subvert-bolivian-democracy/

Chile: Thousands Take to Streets to Mark One Month of Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-20
Thousands of people returned to the streets Monday to mark the first month of the most serious civil unrest of Chilean democracy and show their distrust of both the social agenda announced by the government and the parliamentary agreement on a new constitution. | RELATED: | Chile: Human Rights Violations May Lead to Piñera's Impeachment | What began on Oct. 14 as a call by Chilean university students to sneak into the Santiago subway to protest against the increase in the ticket…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Thousands-Take-to-Streets-to-Mark-One-Month-of-Protests-20191120-0010.html

Virginia: Progressive Legislators Move Fast on the Equal Rights Amendment
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-20
The most progressive Democratic Party members of the Virginia General Assembly (state legislature) are moving quickly to take advantage of their party's stunning victory in the state legislative elections. The Democrats "flipped" both the Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates (the lower house), erasing longstanding majorities and giving the Democrats a majority of 55 …
peoplesworld.org/article/virginia-progressive-legislators-move-fast-on-the-equal-rights-amendment/

10 Downing Street — Abusing Its Power
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-20
The scandals erupting within No. 10 Downing street are seriously undermining any remaining confidence in the government. It doesn't matter where you look — mutual respect, tolerance, the rule of law, liberty and democracy are now just thin veils covering …
globalresearch.ca/10-downing-street-abusing-power/5695272

The 10 most disturbing words of ITV's election coverage weren't uttered by a candidate, but by the show's host
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-11-20
There were a number of disturbing aspects to ITV's debate and interviews on 19 November. But none were more perplexing than host Nina Hossain's reaction to Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson's position on using nuclear weapons. | WTAF?: | I for one found the fury Boris Johnson managed to affect in defence of the NHS (after Jeremy Corbyn brandished a heavily redacted government document on the subject) quite alarming. Corbyn said the documents showed that Johnson's government had: a series…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/11/20/the-10-most-disturbing-words-of-itvs-election-coverage-werent-uttered-by-a-candidate-but-by-the-shows-host/

Koreans say no to Trump
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2019-11-20
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has rejected the latest proposal by the Trump administration for a summit meeting. On Nov. 18, the DPRK Foreign Ministry said in a statement: "Three rounds of DPRK-U.S. summit meetings and talks were held since June last year, but no particular improvement has been . . . | Continue reading Koreans say no to Trump at Workers.org
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At Private California Fundraiser, Pete Buttigieg Explains Limited Black Support
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-11-20
At a private fundraiser in California on Friday, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested that black voters in South Carolina preferred former Vice President Joe Biden because of a perception of "familiarity," even though Biden isn't "the candidate with the best answers on the subject of race." | Asked by a guest in attendance at a meet-and-greet event at Thunderbird Heig…
theintercept.com/2019/11/20/pete-buttigieg-black-voters-south-carolina/

Making Andrew Yang Smarter
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-20
The New York Times ran a column by Andrew Yang, one of the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. Mr. Yang used the piece to repeat his claim that automation is leading to massive job loss. His one piece of evidence is a study that purports to find that 88 percent of job loss between…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/20/making-andrew-yang-smarter/

"Asset Bubbles" and an Economy Ready to Crash and Burn?
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-20
Obama knows Democrats will lose next November if they keep pushing "socialism" as a campaign objective. Americans on the coasts may support a command economy, control freak regulations, legalized theft–larger theft than now–and a braindead wad of social justice idiocy …
globalresearch.ca/socialism-economy-ready-crash-burn/5695461

Democratic Naysayers Are Wrong on Medicare for All
Jeffrey D. Sachs | commondreams.org | 2019-11-20
The American political debate over health care is absurd. Americans pay twice as much as any other nation for health care, and then are told daily that they "can't afford" to switch to a lower-cost system very similar to those of Canada and Europe.
commondreams.org/views/2019/11/20/democratic-naysayers-are-wrong-medicare-all?cd-origin=rss

Impeachment hearing highlights conflict over US policy in Ukraine
wsws.org | 2019-11-20
The driving force of the Democratic Party inquiry is the US effort to use Ukraine as a base of operations and front-line state in the confrontation with Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/20/impe-n20.html

As President, Pete Buttigieg Wants to Give 25 Percent of Federal Contracts to Minorities. As Mayor, He Gave 3 Percent
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-11-20
Even as Buttigieg pushes diversity efforts as mayor, less than 3 percent of South Bend's business in 2018 went to minority- and women-owned firms.
theintercept.com/2019/11/20/pete-buttigieg-federal-contracts-minorities/

Elizabeth Warren backpedals on "Medicare for All"
wsws.org | 2019-11-20
Less than three weeks after presenting her "Medicare for All" proposal, Warren is backtracking on virtually all of its components.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/20/warr-n20.html

'Fifteen Men in a Smoke-Filled Room': How Warren G. Harding became president
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-20
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–"Yes, ladies and gentlemen," the radio announcer opened his news report, "another day, another scandal! It seems like nothing can prevent further improprieties from staining President Harding and his administration prior to this year's midterm elections. The blazing spotlight of impropriety has now focused its glare on Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty…. Congressmen …
peoplesworld.org/article/fifteen-men-in-a-smoke-filled-room-how-warren-g-harding-became-president/

North Korea Wont Attend Trump Summit Over US' 'Hostile Policy'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-20
A senior North Korean official said on Wednesday that the United States must drop its "hostile policy" towards Pyongyang in order to restart stalled denuclearisation talks, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. | RELATED: | North Korea Not Interested in December Peace Talks with US | Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui told reporters after meeting Russian officials in Moscow it would be "impossible" to hold another summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. Preside…
telesurenglish.net/news/North-Korea-Wont-Attend-Trump-Summit-Over-US-Hostile-Policy-20191120-0005.html

Israel Carries Out 'Wide-Scale Strikes' In Syria, US Gov Withholds Food/Meds From Iran & Patriot Act
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-20
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/20/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Impeachment Witnesses Decry Trump's Pressure on Ukraine to Probe the Bidens
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-20
"I couldn't believe what I was hearing." Those were the words of Army Lieutenant Colonel Alex Vindman during Tuesday's House impeachment inquiry hearings, describing his reaction to a July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma. Vindman, who is the director for European affairs at the N…
truthout.org/video/impeachment-witnesses-decry-trumps-pressure-on-ukraine-to-probe-the-bidens/

Live Chat: November 20 Debate Night
The Nation | thenation.com | 2019-11-20
Live Chat: November 20 Debate Night…
thenation.com/article/democratic-debate-live-november/

Why I'm Endorsing Elizabeth Warren
Ady Barkan | thenation.com | 2019-11-20
Why I'm Endorsing Elizabeth Warren…
thenation.com/article/ady-barkan-elizabeth-warren-endorsement/

Police storm universities in Hong Kong
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-20
protest Wlam*Issue 1246 Hong Kong 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy movementNovember 20, 2019Hong Kong riot police stormed the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one of the prestigious universities in Hong Kong, on November 12, despite making several promises…
greenleft.org.au/content/police-storm-universities-hong-kong

'My Guy': Ariana Grande Gives Big Hug to Bernie Sanders on Her Massive Social Media Platforms
Jenna McGuire, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-20
"Thank you Senator Sanders for coming to my show, making my whole night and for all that you stand for." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/grande_sanders1.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/20/my-guy-ariana-grande-gives-big-hug-bernie-sanders-her-massive-social-media-platforms?cd-origin=rss

Ex-Republican Justin Amash Says There's Not a Jury in Country That Wouldn't Indict Trump Based on Impeachment Testimony So Far
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-20
"Impeachment in the House is an indictment, said the Michigan congressman. "If this were an ordinary prosecution, there's no grand jury in America that would not return an indictment on the facts and evidence presented in these hearings." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_notes.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/20/ex-republican-justin-amash-says-theres-not-jury-country-wouldnt-indict-trump-based?cd-origin=rss

Medicare for All Advocate Ady Barkan Endorses Warren, Praises Her Understanding of the 'Central Challenge of Our Time'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-20
Medicare for All advocate Ady Barkan on Wednesday announced his endorsement of Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic primary, applauding her plan to expand healthcare coverage to all Americans as quickly as possible by using legislative tools other Democratic leaders have shied away from. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen20shot202019-11-2020at2011.10.1320am.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/20/medicare-all-advocate-ady-barkan-endorses-warren-praises-her-understanding-central?cd-origin=rss

Unusual. Improper. Inappropriate. Wrong: Officials Decry Trump's Pressure on Ukraine to Probe Bidens
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-20
"I couldn't believe what I was hearing." Those were the words of Army Lieutenant Colonel Alex Vindman during Tuesday's House impeachment inquiry hearings, describing his reaction to a July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma. Vindman, who is the director for European affairs at the National Security Council, testified along with Jennifer Williams, a Russia adviser for Vice President Pence, in the fi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/20/trump_impeachment_vindman_williams_volker_morrison

Iran: Over 100 Feared Dead in Protest Crackdown as Authorities Impose Internet Blackout
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-20
In Iran, Amnesty International reports over 100 protesters have been killed in 21 cities by security forces during ongoing nationwide demonstrations sparked by a sudden hike in fuel prices last week. The death count may be much higher, the report warns, with some suggesting as many as 200 have been killed. According to Iranian state media, over 1,000 people have been arrested. On Thursday, Iran announced a rise in the cost of gas ranging from 50% to 300%. Soon after protests broke out on Sunday, Iran imposed an almost complete internet blackout, making it nearly impossible for protesters use social media to share…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/20/iran_fuel_price_protests_internet_shutdown

Transgender Day of Remembrance: "Celebrate the Living" While Honoring Loved Ones Lost to Hate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-20
November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day that honors the thousands of transgender and gender nonconforming people who have been killed around the world. The Day of Remembrance is also a celebration of the community's resistance and a call to action to fight for policies and a shift in culture that protects trans lives. At least 22 transgender and gender nonconforming people have been killed in the United States this year, and over 3,000 transgender and gender nonconforming lives have been taken since 2008 around the world. We speak with LaLa B Zannell, longtime transgender rights advocate and the co-p…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/20/transgender_day_of_remembrance_lala_b

Bernie Sanders Reiterates That There Was a Coup in Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders again described what happened in Bolivia as coup and condemned security forces' repression against indigenous protesters. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Coup-Born Government's Witch Hunt Intensifies | "I oppose the intervention of Bolivia's security forces in the democratic process and their repression of Indigenous protesters," the legislator for Vermont posted on Twitter on Monday. | "It was the military who i…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bernie-Sanders-Reiterates-That-There-Was-a-Coup-in-Bolivia-20191119-0013.html

Occupied Palestine: From BDS to ODS. The Project of a One Democratic State (ODS)
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
We spent the last week in Occupied Palestinian Territory, commonly referred to as Israel, where we traveled around the country to visit communities in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, the West Bank, the Nagab, and more. | We call Israel Occupied Palestine because …
globalresearch.ca/occupied-palestine-bds-ods/5695360

Republicans Urge Americans to Follow Them Through the Fox News Looking Glass on Ukraine
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-11-19
To defend Donald Trump, Republicans in the House are trying to discredit Sergii Leshchenko, who helped expose Paul Manafort's corruption in Ukraine.
theintercept.com/2019/11/19/republicans-use-impeachment-hearings-smear-ukrainian-helped-expose-manafort/

Robert Reich: Medicare for All or Bust
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2019-11-19
Republicans and even some Democrats are out to scare you about Medicare for All. They say it's going to dismantle health care as we know it and it will cost way too much. | Rubbish. | The typical American family now spends $6,000 on health insurance premiums each year. Add in the co-payments and deductibles that doctors, hospitals, and drug companies also charge you — plus typical out-of-pocket expenses for pharmaceuticals — and that typical family's health bill is $6,800. | But that's not all, because some of the taxes you now pay are for health insurance, too — for Medicare and Medicaid and fo…
truthdig.com/articles/robert-reich-medicare-for-all-or-bust/

Impeachment is a Kitchen Table Issue
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-19
As the Democrats have pushed ahead with impeachment proceedings, there have been criticisms from both the right and left that impeachment is a needless distraction from the pocketbook issues that people really care about. The argument is that people will see the Democrats as playing political games rather than focusing on health care, jobs, wages,…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/19/impeachment-is-a-kitchen-table-issue/

Violence Is as Violence Does. All in the Name of "Restoring Democracy"
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
Anyone remember the line from the film Forest Gump: 'Stupid is as stupid does'? Well, now we have, each and every passing day, the bastard children of our violent empire. Yes, violence has always been with us, this the frailty …
globalresearch.ca/violence-does/5695362

The clear U.S. role in Bolivia's tragic hard-right coup
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-19
With the backing of the U.S. government, a highly sophisticated and well-resourced coup has succeeded in overthrowing Bolivia's legitimate and democratically elected president Evo Morales. This massive blow against democracy and social progress comes after more than a decade of U.S. intervention aimed at destabilising Bolivia and overthrowing its successful socialist government. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/18/the-clear-u-s-role-in-bolivias-tragic-hard-right-coup/

'Community Control Over Police Should Be a Democratic Right' – CounterSpin interview with Netfa Freeman on police militarization
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-11-19
Janine Jackson interviewed IPS's Netfa Freeman about Trump's police "surge" for the November 8, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/community-control-over-police-should-be-a-democratic-right/

Pelosi doubles down on anti-Russia politics of impeachment inquiry
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
Pelosi once again defined as the sole issue in the Democrats' case for impeachment the charge that Trump endangered US "national security" and strengthened Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/impe-n19.html

'We should thank & cherish CIA,' says star of 'Jack Ryan' — just maybe not for torture, coups & mind control
rt.com | 2019-11-19
Americans should be thankful for the services the CIA provides, 'Jack Ryan' actor John Krasinski says. After all, without the agency, who would prop up foreign dictators, stage coups and 'play' with mind-control drugs? | In three decades between the publication of 'The Hunt for Red October' in 1984 and his death in 2013, Tom Clancy pumped out more than 20 books, giving lots of material for spy agency fanboys. | At long last though, there's someone out there who gets even more tumescent at the thought of clandestine criminality than Clancy himself. Actor John Krasinski — star of 'The Office' and now 'Tom C…
rt.com/usa/473829-jack-ryan-cia-thankful-krasinski/

Bolivian U.N. Ambassador: "Racist Elite" Engineered Coup to Restore Neoliberalism in Bolivia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-19
Thousands marched across Bolivia Monday to demand the resignation of Jeanine àÅñez, the right-wing senator who declared herself president of Bolivia last week after longtime socialist President Evo Morales resigned under pressure from the military. The coup d'état has thrown Bolivia into crisis, with violence across the country leaving at least 23 dead. On Friday, the military gunned down nine pro-Morales protesters outside Cochabamba, where indigenous people took to the streets again on Monday. Thousands more marched to the presidential palace in La Paz. The wave of protests are condemning the spike in ant…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/19/bolivia_un_ambassador_sacha_llorenti_coup

Noura Erakat: U.S. Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is "Entrenchment of an Apartheid Regime"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-19
The Trump administration has announced it no longer views Israel settlements in the occupied West Bank to be a violation of international law, in another blow to possible Israel-Palestine peace negotiations. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a reversal to the U.S. position, putting the U.S. at odds with the international community. A U.N. resolution in 2016 declared the settlements a "flagrant violation" of international law. Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Pompeo's announcement as a historic day for Israel, but Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat condemned the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/19/noura_erakat_israeli_settlements_trump_announcement

#PrimariesSoWhite: Why Do Two of the Whitest States Vote First for Presidential Candidates?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-19
As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, the presidential nomination process remains heavily weighted by two states that are among the whitest in the nation: Iowa and New Hampshire. Candidates, in some cases, spend more than a year making frequent, extended campaign swings through both Iowa and New Hampshire, which, critics say, gives the concerns of the first states a disproportionate impact on the agenda for the entire race. During the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice earlier this month in South Carolina, Senator Elizabeth Warren refused to criticize the primary schedule, saying,…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/19/iowa_new_hampshire_primary_calendar_criticism

Don't Suppress Votes of New Citizens
Terri Gerstein | progressive.org | 2019-11-18
A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote.
progressive.org/op-eds/dont-suppress-votes-of-new-citizens-gerstein-191118/

Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists
Common Dreams | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-18
"Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All governments must sever relations with this illegal regime."

Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists

Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia's Election – Pro-coup editorials rely on–and misreport–questionable evidence from the dubious OAS
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-11-18
To endorse the coup in Bolivia, numerous editorials in major US media outlets paint President Evo Morales as undemocratic. Exhibit A in their case is the Organization of American States' (OAS) claims that there was fraud in the October 20 Bolivian election in which Morales was elected for a fourth term. They also argue that he should not have been allowed to run again in the first place. | The New York Times' editorial ( 11/11/19) accused Morales of "brazenly abusing the power and institutions put in his care by the electorate."
fair.org/home/unpacking-media-propaganda-about-bolivias-election/

US Says Israeli Settlements Are Legal, 23 Killed In Bolivia As Violent Coup Ignored & Venezuela Flop
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-18
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/us-says-israeli-settlements-are-legal-23-killed-in-bolivia-as-violent-coup-ignored-venezuela-flop/

If You Care About Medicare for All or a Green New Deal, Here's the Senate Primary That Matters
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-11-18
Coons, a devotee of bipartisanship, is being challenged by Jess Scarane, who was inspired by progressive Kerri Harris's 2018 Senate campaign.
theintercept.com/2019/11/18/chris-coons-delaware-primary-jess-scarane/

Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion "Shattered" the Country
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
An unprecedented leak of secret intelligence reports from inside the Iranian government has shed new light on how Iran has taken control of much of the Iraqi government in the wake of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The documents from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security were leaked to The Intercept, which then partnered with The New York Times on reporting the story. The leak includes 700 pages of intelligence documents from 2014 to 2015. The documents reveal that a number of Iraqis who once worked with the CIA went on to work with Iranian intelligence. We speak with Murtaza Hussain, a reporter at The Intercept…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/18/iran_leaked_cables_show_control_of

After Texas Court Blocks Execution, Rodney Reed Has a Chance to Prove His Innocence in 1996 Murder
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
In a stunning decision handed down Friday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted the execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for a murder he says he did not commit. The appeals court ordered a review of the case to examine claims of prosecutorial misconduct. Millions of people around the country had joined Reed's cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's murder after his DNA…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/18/rodney_reed_scheduled_execution_in_texas

Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
In Bolivia, at least 23 people have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales, the country's first indigenous president, resigned at the demand of the military last week. Growing unrest quickly turned to violent chaos on Friday outside Cochabamba when military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100. The violence began soon after thousands of protesters — many indigenous coca leaf growers — gathered for a peaceful march in the town of Sacaba and then attempted to cross a military checkpoint into Cochabamba. Ami…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/18/bolivia_cochabamba_massacre_anti_indigenous_violence

Jimmy Dore: until we fix Democratic Party elites' corruption, we won't defeat Trump's
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-17
Jimmy Dore pushes back on impeachment and Ukrainegate, Hillary Clinton's smear of Tulsi Gabbard as a Russian asset, the DNC's…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/17/jimmy-dore-until-we-fix-democratic-party-elites-corruption-we-wont-defeat-trumps/

CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/17/caps-topher-spiro-is-trying-to-deceive-journalists-by-lying/

Warren's Head Tax Is Not More Popular Than A Payroll Tax
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
As we know by now, Elizabeth Warren's Medicare head tax proposal is a regressive mess ( I, II, III, IV). Warren's team knows this. The goal of the proposal i…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/17/warrens-head-tax-is-not-more-popular-than-a-payroll-tax/

Bolivia's New US-Made Dictatorship, Netanyahu Wins As Gaza Loses & Iran's Protests Are Trump's Fault
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-17
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Self-described 'moderate Republican' Obama tells Democrats not to wade TOO FAR LEFT, or else
rt.com | 2019-11-16
Who's that guy telling the Democratic Party to be conservative about what they wish for from their next president? Wait, isn't that Barack 'Yes, we can' Obama, the media darling that led the country before Trump 'ruined it all?' | The cold shower poured on Friday by the former US president in front of a room full of wealthy donors in Washington was obviously directed at Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the progressive contenders in the Democratic primary race. The two senators have proposed a number of policies to radically change the way America functions economically and politically — for the benefi…
rt.com/usa/473626-obama-tells-democrats-not-far-left/

Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House
Christine Harrison | splcenter.org | 2019-11-16
Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."
splcenter.org/news/2019/11/16/weekend-read-importance-documenting-racism-white-house

MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-15
Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/15/mn-says-no-us-coup-bolivia

Demands for Stephen Miller's Resignation Grow Following SPLC Report
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2019-11-15
Leaders of several Democratic caucuses became the latest voices demanding the resignation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller after an SPLC investigation showed, through leaked emails, his affinity for white nationalism.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/11/15/demands-stephen-millers-resignation-grow-following-splc-report

Israel Kills Over 30 In Gaza, Bolivia Coup About Lithium And More & Israeli Group Taking Syria's Oil
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-15
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Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them
Kate Ruane | aclu.org | 2019-11-15
President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine spoke on the phone. The president insists the call was "perfect." Others are concerned that, during the call, the president intimated he would withhold financial aid appropriated to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian president agreed to investigate former-Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival of the president. | How do we even know about any of this? A…
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Sen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, co-moderated by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali, was held last Friday at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was one of six Democratic candidates to share his plans to confront environmental injustices and the climate crisis. Booker spoke about racial disparities in the U.S., the creation of renewable energy jobs and the water contamination crises in cities across the country, including his hometown of Newark. "My community is not alone," Booker said. "Lead service…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/cory_booker_presidential_forum_environmental_justice

Justice for Rodney Reed: Millions Urge Texas to Halt Execution Amid New Evidence of His Innocence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
The Supreme Court considers Friday whether to take up the case of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner in Texas who is scheduled to be executed in less than a week for a murder he says he did not commit. On Thursday, Reed's family braved the cold to camp outside the Supreme Court for a vigil asking the justices to help halt the execution. Millions of people around the country have joined their cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/rodney_reed_death_row_scheduled_execution

"This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/daca_supreme_court_oral_arguments_lead

Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-11-14
Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination.
progressive.org/dispatches/new-arab-spring-lebanon-iraq-erlich-191114/

"We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-14
Unrest continued in Bolivia Thursday as protests against the right-wing coup that unseated democratically-elected President Evo Morales on Sunday.

"We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup

CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/activist_medea_benjamin_faces_threats_of

Chilean Activist: Same Elites Who Caused Social Crisis Can't Be Trusted to Write New Constitution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
In Chile, protesters led a massive national strike Tuesday as they condemned the government's plans to rewrite the country's Constitution, which dates back to Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Chile's interior minister announced Sunday the government would draft a new constitution that Congress would then rewrite and put to a public referendum. But protesters say the people should be involved with the rewriting of the constitution from the beginning and that this is an attempt by Sebastián Piñera's government to delay political and social reforms in Chile. The Chilean authorities have killed at least 20 people…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/chile_national_strike_sebastian_pinera_constitution

"This Is Unacceptable": Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon Says Trump Is a Rogue President
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
The public phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump began Wednesday, with testimonies from two witnesses: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. The hearing brought forth new details about a previously unknown phone call in July between President Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Both Kent and Taylor expressed concern over the role President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had in dictating U.S. policy on Ukraine. We speak with Elizabeth Holtzman, a former U.S. congressme…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/elizabeth_holtzman_trump_impeachment_public_hearing

In First Public Impeachment Hearing, Trump Implicated in Effort to Pressure Ukraine to Probe Bidens
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
The first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump was held Wednesday. Trump is just the fourth president in U.S. history to face impeachment. Two witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. They both said President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company. We play highlights from the hearing.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/trump_public_impeachment_hearings_william_taylor

Democracy on Trial: Bill Moyers on Impeachment Inquiry & Why PBS Should Air Hearings in Primetime
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
Televised impeachment hearings begin today in the inquiry into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals. Two witnesses are testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Both officials have privately told congressional investigators that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Donald Trump is just the fourth U.S. presi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bill_moyers_pbs_impeachment_watergate

A Coup? A Debate on the Political Crisis in Bolivia That Led to Evo Morales's Resignation
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
In Bolivia, right-wing Senator Jeanine àÅñez declared herself president Tuesday night despite a lack of quorum in Congress, amid a deepening political crisis in the country. Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, left the country Monday after being granted asylum in Mexico. Morales announced his resignation Sunday shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his departure. His Movement Toward Socialism party is refusing to recognize àÅñez as president, calling her claim illegal and decrying Evo Morales's resignation over the weekend as a military coup. Last month, M…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bolivia_evo_morales_coup_debate

Bill Moyers on Impeachment: All Presidents Lie, But Trump Has Created a Culture of Lying
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
We continue our conversation with legendary journalist Bill Moyers, who covered impeachment proceedings against Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The first televised impeachment hearings into President Trump begin today. Moyers says the current administration and the media have created a "culture of lying" that goes beyond what other presidents have done. "All presidents lie. It's a defense they use. But not all presidents lie systemically," Moyers says.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bill_moyers_trump_culture_of_lying

Sanctions Against North Korea Hurt Women
Marie O'Reilly | progressive.org | 2019-11-12
"Maximum pressure" sanctions have failed to change policies in Pyongyang, and have had grave human costs.
progressive.org/op-eds/north-korea-sanctions-hurt-women-oreilly-191112/

James Corbett Interview — ISIS Was Created, Armed And Funded By US/Israel & It's An Open Secret
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-12
The US government armed Osama Bin Laden; it armed Saddam Hussain with chemical weapons to be used against Iran in 1980; it armed the very groups that later became ISIS. Yet we are sold an entirely different yarn by the US government and its lap dog MSM. Today I have invited James Corbett on the …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/interviews/james-corbett-interview-isis-created-armed-funded-by-us-israel-an-open-secret/

Leaked Audio Recordings Implicate Cruz, Menendez And Rubio In Bolivia Coup & Veteran's Day Reality
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-12
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Turkey's Syria 'Ethnic Cleansing' In US Memo, US Can Shoot 'Any Syrian' Over Oil & A Bolivia Coup
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-11
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thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/turkeys-syria-ethnic-cleansing-in-us-memo-us-can-shoot-any-syrian-over-oil-a-bolivia-coup/

Possible False Flag In Iraq, US Votes Against Anti-Nazi Res. & Pompeo's Iran Nuclear Lies Debunked
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-09
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The Leisure Agenda Will Give Americans Less Work and More Free Time
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-05
Read the Paper | People's Policy Project, in collaboration with the newly-formed Gravel Institute, has released its latest major paper: "The Leisure Agenda." Ryan Cooper authored the paper. Jon White designed the paper. | The paper begins by documenting how overworked Americans are relative to people in similarly-developed countries. The average American worker puts in 269 more market work hours each year than…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/05/the-leisure-agenda-will-give-americans-less-work-and-more-free-time/

Warren's Medicare Head Tax Would Be About $9,500
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-03
On Friday, I wrote a piece arguing that Elizabeth Warren's use of an employer head tax was not a good way to fund Medicare for All and that instead the more conventional choices of income and payroll taxes would be better. The reason they are better is because income and payroll taxes are based on how much income you receive while a head tax charges the same dollar amount for every worker regardless of their income, making it much more onerous on the lower and middle classes. | This point holds…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/03/warrens-medicare-head-tax-would-be-about-9500/

"White Helmets Are Preparing New Chemical Provocations In Syria," France Bombs Iraq & Oil Occupation
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-03
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Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-02
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Warren's Perpetual Medicare Head Tax Is Unworkable and Bad
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-01
Elizabeth Warren released her Medicare for All financing plan today. The main purpose of the proposal appears to be to find a plan that you can message as "not increasing middle class taxes," which is of course a nonsensical goal insofar, as Warren herself has said, what matters is middle class health care costs, not whether you categorize those costs as premiums, taxes, or out-of-pocket expenses. | Nonetheless, bowing to the stupid media discourse on this, Warren put forward a financing pro…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/01/warrens-perpetual-medicare-head-tax-is-unworkable-and-bad/

The Baghdadi "DNA Test" Was Done BEFORE The Raid By The SDF Using His Underwear
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-30
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Distracting With Baghdadi Psyop, US Sends "Withdrawn" Troops Back Into Syria, Along With MANY More
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-29
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More Troops/Tanks To Syria Confirmed, OPCW Whistleblower, Barr's PreCrime & Mossad Clinton Blackmail
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-26
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Russia Has 'Proof' US Is Smuggling Oil In Syria & Did Israel/US Create A Civil War In Lebanon?
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-26
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Trump To Send Possibly Thousands Of Troops & Tanks To "Secure Syria's Oil" & Iraq Goes To UN Over US
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-25
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Trump Says US War With Iran May Be Soon, Putin/Erdogan Syria Deal & Iraq Says No US Troops Allowed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-23
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US Stays In Syria, Kurds Call On Israel To Attack Turkey & US Says Israel Has 'Right' To Attack Iran
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-22
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Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-21
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2019-11-19: News Headlines

Robert Mackey (2019-11-19). Republicans Urge Americans to Follow Them Through the Fox News Looking Glass on Ukraine. theintercept.com To defend Donald Trump, Republicans in the House are trying to discredit Sergii Leshchenko, who helped expose Paul Manafort's corruption in Ukraine.

RT (2019-11-19). 'We have our own problems': Ukrainian president says country is 'sick' of US impeachment drama. rt.com As impeachment mania grips the US, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed a question from CNN about whether he would open an investigation into the Biden family, saying people in Ukraine are "so tired" of the scandal. | Zelensky, who has found himself at the center of the seemingly never-ending political saga, was visibly annoyed when asked by a CNN reporter if he would launch an investigation over claims that former US Vice President Joe Biden had pressured a Ukrainian prosecutor to drop a corruption probe into the Burisma natural gas company where his son Hunter sat on the board. | "I think everybo…

RT (2019-11-19). 'We should thank & cherish CIA,' says star of 'Jack Ryan' — just maybe not for torture, coups & mind control. rt.com Americans should be thankful for the services the CIA provides, 'Jack Ryan' actor John Krasinski says. After all, without the agency, who would prop up foreign dictators, stage coups and 'play' with mind-control drugs? | In three decades between the publication of 'The Hunt for Red October' in 1984 and his death in 2013, Tom Clancy pumped out more than 20 books, giving lots of material for spy agency fanboys. | At long last though, there's someone out there who gets even more tumescent at the thought of clandestine criminality than Clancy himself. Actor John Krasinski — star of 'The Office' and now 'Tom C…

Staff (2019-11-19). She Can't Vote, but 2020 Democrats Want Her Support. truthdig.com Astrid Silva, a 31-year-old immigrant rights activist who has become a public face of the "Dreamers," has become a "must meet" for candidates.

Dean Baker (2019-11-19). Impeachment is a Kitchen Table Issue. counterpunch.org As the Democrats have pushed ahead with impeachment proceedings, there have been criticisms from both the right and left that impeachment is a needless distraction from the pocketbook issues that people really care about. The argument is that people will see the Democrats as playing political games rather than focusing on health care, jobs, wages, More

Janine Jackson (2019-11-19). 'Community Control Over Police Should Be a Democratic Right' – CounterSpin interview with Netfa Freeman on police militarization. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed IPS's Netfa Freeman about Trump's police "surge" for the November 8, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Norman Solomon (2019-11-19). Does Joe Biden Excite Anybody But Wealthy Donors? truthdig.com The former vice president's first rally in California this election cycle should tell us everything we need to know about his 2020 bid.

Norman Solomon (2019-11-19). Joe Biden's AstroTurf Campaign. indybay.org Beelines for wealthy donors…

teleSUR (2019-11-19). Bernie Sanders Reiterates That There Was a Coup in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders again described what happened in Bolivia as coup and condemned security forces' repression against indigenous protesters. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Coup-Born Government's Witch Hunt Intensifies | "I oppose the intervention of Bolivia's security forces in the democratic process and their repression of Indigenous protesters," the legislator for Vermont posted on Twitter on Monday. | "It was the military who i…

Kevin Zeese (2019-11-19). Occupied Palestine: From BDS to ODS. The Project of a One Democratic State (ODS). globalresearch.ca We spent the last week in Occupied Palestinian Territory, commonly referred to as Israel, where we traveled around the country to visit communities in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, the West Bank, the Nagab, and more. | We call Israel Occupied Palestine because …

Robert Reich (2019-11-19). Robert Reich: Medicare for All or Bust. truthdig.com Republicans and even some Democrats are out to scare you about Medicare for All. They say it's going to dismantle health care as we know it and it will cost way too much. | Rubbish. | The typical American family now spends $6,000 on health insurance premiums each year. Add in the co-payments and deductibles that doctors, hospitals, and drug companies also charge you — plus typical out-of-pocket expenses for pharmaceuticals — and that typical family's health bill is $6,800. | But that's not all, because some of the taxes you now pay are for health insurance, too — for Medicare and Medicaid and fo…

Philip A Farruggio (2019-11-19). Violence Is as Violence Does. All in the Name of "Restoring Democracy" globalresearch.ca Anyone remember the line from the film Forest Gump: 'Stupid is as stupid does'? Well, now we have, each and every passing day, the bastard children of our violent empire. Yes, violence has always been with us, this the frailty …

WSWS (2019-11-19). Australian establishment up-in-arms after Beijing bans visit by two MPs. wsws.org The hypocrisy of the latest anti-China outburst is underscored by the Australian government refusal to allow Chelsea Manning, the American whistleblower and defender of democratic rights, to travel to the country.

Staff (2019-11-19). Activists Occupy Pelosi's Office, Launch Global Hunger Strike for Climate Action. truthout.org The global grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion is targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a hunger strike and demanding that the Democratic leader embrace bold climate action as have progressive lawmakers around the country. | The group told Pelosi a week ago that members would begin a hunger strike Monday unless the California Democrat agreed to a one-hour, on-camera meeting to discuss Extinction Rebellion's demands for concrete climate action. | On Twitter, the group announced that…

Eds. (2019-11-19). The clear U.S. role in Bolivia's tragic hard-right coup. mronline.org With the backing of the U.S. government, a highly sophisticated and well-resourced coup has succeeded in overthrowing Bolivia's legitimate and democratically elected president Evo Morales. This massive blow against democracy and social progress comes after more than a decade of U.S. intervention aimed at destabilising Bolivia and overthrowing its successful socialist government. | Source

WSWS (2019-11-19). Pelosi doubles down on anti-Russia politics of impeachment inquiry. wsws.org Pelosi once again defined as the sole issue in the Democrats' case for impeachment the charge that Trump endangered US "national security" and strengthened Russia.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-19). On Eve of NBC-Hosted Debate, Sanders, Warren, Harris, and Booker Join Call for Network to Allow Outside Probe of Sexual Violence. commondreams.org Expressing concern that the Democratic Party must clearly align itself with survivors rather than corporate entities which protect and enable people accused of abuse, four presidential candidates called on NBC and its parent company, Comcast, to commit to an independent investigation into the network's "toxic culture" before Wednesday's Democratic primary debate. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11778639471.jpg

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-19). After Week of Violence and Unrest, Warren Criticized for Conciliatory Remarks on Post-Coup Bolivia. commondreams.org "Maybe it's just me, but if you're going to call yourself a progressive who stands up for the little guy you might want to start calling a right wing coup that's resulted in the curbing of democratic freedoms and onslaught of violence… well, a right wing coup." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/warren-bolivia.jpg

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-19). Ocasio-Cortez: 'I Was Sent to Here to Safeguard and Protect People,' Not the Profits of Private Equity. commondreams.org During a U.S. House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez railed against private equity firms for "wiping out tens of thousands of jobs" and having "undemocratic impacts on media companies." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ocasio-cortez_1_0.jpg

Staff (2019-11-19). #PrimariesSoWhite: Why Do Two of the Whitest States Vote First for Presidential Candidates? democracynow.org As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, the presidential nomination process remains heavily weighted by two states that are among the whitest in the nation: Iowa and New Hampshire. Candidates, in some cases, spend more than a year making frequent, extended campaign swings through both Iowa and New Hampshire, which, critics say, gives the concerns of the first states a disproportionate impact on the agenda for the entire race. During the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice earlier this month in South Carolina, Senator Elizabeth Warren refused to criticize the primary schedule, saying,…

Staff (2019-11-19). Bolivian U.N. Ambassador: "Racist Elite" Engineered Coup to Restore Neoliberalism in Bolivia. democracynow.org Thousands marched across Bolivia Monday to demand the resignation of Jeanine àÅñez, the right-wing senator who declared herself president of Bolivia last week after longtime socialist President Evo Morales resigned under pressure from the military. The coup d'état has thrown Bolivia into crisis, with violence across the country leaving at least 23 dead. On Friday, the military gunned down nine pro-Morales protesters outside Cochabamba, where indigenous people took to the streets again on Monday. Thousands more marched to the presidential palace in La Paz. The wave of protests are condemning the spike in ant…

Staff (2019-11-19). Noura Erakat: U.S. Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is "Entrenchment of an Apartheid Regime" democracynow.org The Trump administration has announced it no longer views Israel settlements in the occupied West Bank to be a violation of international law, in another blow to possible Israel-Palestine peace negotiations. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a reversal to the U.S. position, putting the U.S. at odds with the international community. A U.N. resolution in 2016 declared the settlements a "flagrant violation" of international law. Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Pompeo's announcement as a historic day for Israel, but Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat condemned the…

Staff (2019-11-19). Headlines for November 19, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Claims Israeli Settlements Are Not Illegal Under International Law, Four Witnesses Slated to Testify in Public Impeachment Hearings, U.N. Condemns U.S. for World's Highest Rate of Children in Detention, Political Crisis in Bolivia Continues After Military Pressure Ousts Evo Morales, American Professor Freed in Prisoner Swap in Afghanistan, 1,000 Students Arrested in Police Siege of Hong Kong University, Coal Mine Blast in China Kills 15; Pipeline Explosion in Bangladesh Kills 7, Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon Skyrocketed Since Bolsonaro's Election, Syracuse Suspends All Fraternity Activities After String…

Michael Berkowitz (2019-11-19). New PBS film 'McCarthy': Lessons unlearned. peoplesworld.org Sharon Grimberg's new PBS film McCarthy could not be more timely. Writer-director-producer Grimberg gives us a fine, understated look at what a genial, right-minded, homegrown elected-official terrorism looks like. Wisconsin's Senator Joseph McCarthy thought he did all the right things for the right reasons. But his demagoguery inflicted considerable damage to the democratic institutions of …

Stephen Cooper (2019-11-18). Another Death Penalty Horror: Stark Disparities in Media and Activist Attention. counterpunch.org On November 12, intrepid abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean tweeted to her legions of followers: "What do Sen. Ted Cruz, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and me all have in common? We're among a growing local and national movement asking Texas @GovAbbott to stop the scheduled Nov. 20 execution of #RodneyReed[.]" But for Twitter's More

Terri Gerstein (2019-11-18). Don't Suppress Votes of New Citizens. progressive.org A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote.

Ralph Nader (2019-11-18). The Most Impeachable President vs. The Most Hesitant Congress. What Are The Democrats Waiting For? counterpunch.org Amid the worst Republican President and Republican Party in modern times, the Democrats are playing the politics of low expectations. This is not the time for Democrats to be in disarray. On Capitol Hill, the prevailing view of most Democrats is that they will cling to their House majority and they shouldn't expect to regain More

teleSUR (2019-11-18). Trump Willing to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry. telesurenglish.net United States President Donald Trump indicated publicly Monday for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. | RELATED: | Trump's Ukraine Phone Call 'Unusual, Inappropriate': VP Aide | "Even though I did nothing wrong, and don't like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly con…

Ryan Grim (2019-11-18). If You Care About Medicare for All or a Green New Deal, Here's the Senate Primary That Matters. theintercept.com Coons, a devotee of bipartisanship, is being challenged by Jess Scarane, who was inspired by progressive Kerri Harris's 2018 Senate campaign.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-18). US Says Israeli Settlements Are Legal, 23 Killed In Bolivia As Violent Coup Ignored & Venezuela Flop. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

teleSUR (2019-11-18). Dictatorship is Preparing for a State of Siege: Evo Morales. telesurenglish.net The Bolivian President in exile, Evo Morales, said on Monday that the de facto government established in his nation is preparing for a state of siege to contain the protests against the coup. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Arrested, Harassed In Bolivia Return Home Safely | "After massacreing 24 indigenous people, they now preparing for a State of Siege. It would be the confirmation that instead of respecting democracy, they installed a dictatorship," the Bolivian leader said via his Tw…

Common Dreams (2019-11-18). Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists. theantimedia.com "Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All governments must sever relations with this illegal regime."

John Nichols (2019-11-18). Yang Doesn't Add Up. thenation.com Yang Doesn't Add Up…

Staff (2019-11-18). Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion "Shattered" the Country. democracynow.org An unprecedented leak of secret intelligence reports from inside the Iranian government has shed new light on how Iran has taken control of much of the Iraqi government in the wake of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The documents from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security were leaked to The Intercept, which then partnered with The New York Times on reporting the story. The leak includes 700 pages of intelligence documents from 2014 to 2015. The documents reveal that a number of Iraqis who once worked with the CIA went on to work with Iranian intelligence. We speak with Murtaza Hussain, a reporter at The Intercept…

Staff (2019-11-18). After Texas Court Blocks Execution, Rodney Reed Has a Chance to Prove His Innocence in 1996 Murder. democracynow.org In a stunning decision handed down Friday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted the execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for a murder he says he did not commit. The appeals court ordered a review of the case to examine claims of prosecutorial misconduct. Millions of people around the country had joined Reed's cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's murder after his DNA…

Staff (2019-11-18). Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia. democracynow.org In Bolivia, at least 23 people have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales, the country's first indigenous president, resigned at the demand of the military last week. Growing unrest quickly turned to violent chaos on Friday outside Cochabamba when military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100. The violence began soon after thousands of protesters — many indigenous coca leaf growers — gathered for a peaceful march in the town of Sacaba and then attempted to cross a military checkpoint into Cochabamba. Ami…

Staff (2019-11-18). Headlines for November 18, 2019. democracynow.org Bolivian Military Massacres 9 People at Indigenous Pro-Morales March, Leak of Secret Iranian Documents Reveals Iranian Influence in Iraq, Former Ambassador Yovanovitch Testifies in Impeachment Hearings, Trump Ally Roger Stone Found Guilty of 7 Charges, Trump Pardons 3 Soldiers Accused or Convicted of War Crimes, Trump's Unplanned Medical Visit Sparks Questions About His Health, Tens of Thousands Mark 1-Month Anniversary of Protests in Lebanon, Police Besiege Student Protesters at Hong Kong University, Fears Mount About Possible Disappearance of Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore, Prince Andrew Grilled on Friendsh…

Gregory Shupak (2019-11-18). Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia's Election – Pro-coup editorials rely on—and misreport—questionable evidence from the dubious OAS. fair.org To endorse the coup in Bolivia, numerous editorials in major US media outlets paint President Evo Morales as undemocratic. Exhibit A in their case is the Organization of American States' (OAS) claims that there was fraud in the October 20 Bolivian election in which Morales was elected for a fourth term. They also argue that he should not have been allowed to run again in the first place. | The New York Times' editorial ( 11/11/19) accused Morales of "brazenly abusing the power and institutions put in his care by the electorate."

Fréa Lockley (2019-11-18). Chuka Umunna trots out an utterly 'disgraceful' lie as massive numbers of kids live in poverty. thecanary.co Chuka Umunna quite rightly got slated for making "disgraceful" comments BBC Politics Live on 18 November. Because as new figures showed child poverty and foodbank use have hit horrific highs, he seemed to argue that austerity was over. | "Beyond austerity" — wtaf?!: | Liberal Democrat candidate Umunna claimed: We're beyond austerity now. | Thankfully, economist Grace Blakeley took Umunna down, saying: We are so not beyond austerity. That is a disgraceful thing to say. | "We are so beyond austerity now" — Lib Dem Chuka Umunna | "We are so not beyond austerity now, that's a disgraceful thing to say"

Ed Sykes (2019-11-18). Brutal repression as Bolivian coup regime tries to defeat mass protests. thecanary.co For almost 14 years, Bolivia's government has been an example of how democratic socialism can be successful. For that reason, the US and its local allies have conspired to…

Aaron Maté (2019-11-17). Jimmy Dore: until we fix Democratic Party elites' corruption, we won't defeat Trump's. thegrayzone.com Jimmy Dore pushes back on impeachment and Ukrainegate, Hillary Clinton's smear of Tulsi Gabbard as a Russian asset, the DNC's…

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-17). Warren's Head Tax Is Not More Popular Than A Payroll Tax. peoplespolicyproject.org As we know by now, Elizabeth Warren's Medicare head tax proposal is a regressive mess ( I, II, III, IV). Warren's team knows this. The goal of the proposal i…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-17). Bolivia's New US-Made Dictatorship, Netanyahu Wins As Gaza Loses & Iran's Protests Are Trump's Fault. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-17). CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying. peoplespolicyproject.org It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…

RT (2019-11-16). Self-described 'moderate Republican' Obama tells Democrats not to wade TOO FAR LEFT, or else… rt.com Who's that guy telling the Democratic Party to be conservative about what they wish for from their next president? Wait, isn't that Barack 'Yes, we can' Obama, the media darling that led the country before Trump 'ruined it all?' | The cold shower poured on Friday by the former US president in front of a room full of wealthy donors in Washington was obviously directed at Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the progressive contenders in the Democratic primary race. The two senators have proposed a number of policies to radically change the way America functions economically and politically — for the benefi…

Christine Harrison (2019-11-16). Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House. splcenter.org Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."

Eds. (2019-11-16). Communiqué of the Movement to Socialism (MAS-IPSP). mronline.org The Bolivian people are living through terrible moments, with police officers and motorcyclists storm the streets and the military high command deciding to attack the citizens as a means of pacification, including preventing prominent people, religious leaders and political leaders from finding constitutional and democratic solutions to the crisis we are facing. | Source

Ryan Grim (2019-11-15). Pete Buttigieg Touted Three Major Supporters of His Douglass Plan for Black America. They Were Alarmed When They Saw It. theintercept.com "I never actually endorsed the plan. They went ahead and used my name," said one prominent South Carolinian who the campaign named as a top supporter.

RT (2019-11-15). Ex-Ukraine envoy's feelings that Trump 'threatened' her & his 'real-time attacks' on Twitter are IMPEACHABLE, Democrats say. rt.com Ex-ambassador Marie Yovanovitch feeling "threatened" by President Donald Trump and his tweet criticizing her "in real-time" during her testimony amount to new grounds for impeachment, Democrats and their media proxies claimed. | During Friday's impeachment hearing, Yovanovitch complained that she's been the victim of a "smear campaign" by the Trump administration, carried out particularly by the president's personal counsel Rudy Giuliani — and Trump himself. | The former ambassador recalled her reaction to the transcript of the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a testi…

Kate Ruane (2019-11-15). Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them. aclu.org President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine spoke on the phone. The president insists the call was " perfect." Others are concerned that, during the call, the president intimated he would withhold financial aid appropriated to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian president agreed to investigate former-Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival of the president. | How do we even know about any of this? A…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-15). Israel Kills Over 30 In Gaza, Bolivia Coup About Lithium And More & Israeli Group Taking Syria's Oil. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Hannah Gais (2019-11-15). Demands for Stephen Miller's Resignation Grow Following SPLC Report. splcenter.org Leaders of several Democratic caucuses became the latest voices demanding the resignation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller after an SPLC investigation showed, through leaked emails, his affinity for white nationalism.

Fight Back (2019-11-15). MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia" fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…

Staff (2019-11-15). Sen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S. democracynow.org The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, co-moderated by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali, was held last Friday at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was one of six Democratic candidates to share his plans to confront environmental injustices and the climate crisis. Booker spoke about racial disparities in the U.S., the creation of renewable energy jobs and the water contamination crises in cities across the country, including his hometown of Newark. "My community is not alone," Booker said. "Lead service…

Staff (2019-11-15). "This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA. democracynow.org On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…

Staff (2019-11-15). Justice for Rodney Reed: Millions Urge Texas to Halt Execution Amid New Evidence of His Innocence. democracynow.org The Supreme Court considers Friday whether to take up the case of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner in Texas who is scheduled to be executed in less than a week for a murder he says he did not commit. On Thursday, Reed's family braved the cold to camp outside the Supreme Court for a vigil asking the justices to help halt the execution. Millions of people around the country have joined their cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's…

Staff (2019-11-15). Headlines for November 15, 2019. democracynow.org Two Killed as 16-Year-Old Student Opens Fire at L.A. County High School, El Paso Walmart Reopens, Three Months After Massacre by Racist Gunman, House Speaker Pelosi Accuses Trump of Bribery, an Impeachable Offense, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine to Testify She Felt Threatened by Trump, Chile to Hold Referendum on Rewriting Pinochet-Era Constitution, Chilean Protesters Mark Anniversary of Police Killing of Indigenous Activist, Mon Laferte Holds Topless Protest Against Chilean State Violence at Latin Grammys, Indigenous Bolivians Protest as Interim President Orders Evo Morales Silenced, Israel Resumes Bombing as…

Reese Erlich (2019-11-14). Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq. progressive.org Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination.

Spencer Woodman (2019-11-14). New Senate Bill Would Curtail ICE's "Unnecessary Overuse of Solitary Confinement" theintercept.com A group of prominent U.S. senators introduced legislation Thursday that would dramatically curtail the use of solitary confinement inside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers. | The bill, sponsored by Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, takes aim at a range of practices identified in Solitary Voices, an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Intercept investigation into the heavy use of solitary confinement by ICE. | Press releases from …

Eoin Higgins (2019-11-14). "We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup. theantimedia.com Unrest continued in Bolivia Thursday as protests against the right-wing coup that unseated democratically-elected President Evo Morales on Sunday.

Staff (2019-11-14). CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions. democracynow.org CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…

Staff (2019-11-14). In First Public Impeachment Hearing, Trump Implicated in Effort to Pressure Ukraine to Probe Bidens. democracynow.org The first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump was held Wednesday. Trump is just the fourth president in U.S. history to face impeachment. Two witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. They both said President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company. We play highlights from the hearing.

Staff (2019-11-14). "This Is Unacceptable": Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon Says Trump Is a Rogue President. democracynow.org The public phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump began Wednesday, with testimonies from two witnesses: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. The hearing brought forth new details about a previously unknown phone call in July between President Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Both Kent and Taylor expressed concern over the role President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had in dictating U.S. policy on Ukraine. We speak with Elizabeth Holtzman, a former U.S. congressme…

Staff (2019-11-14). Chilean Activist: Same Elites Who Caused Social Crisis Can't Be Trusted to Write New Constitution. democracynow.org In Chile, protesters led a massive national strike Tuesday as they condemned the government's plans to rewrite the country's Constitution, which dates back to Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Chile's interior minister announced Sunday the government would draft a new constitution that Congress would then rewrite and put to a public referendum. But protesters say the people should be involved with the rewriting of the constitution from the beginning and that this is an attempt by Sebastián Piñera's government to delay political and social reforms in Chile. The Chilean authorities have killed at least 20 people…

Staff (2019-11-14). Headlines for November 14, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Diplomats Testify Trump Pressured Ukraine to Dig Up Political Dirt on Bidens, Trump Claims He Was "Too Busy" to Watch Impeachment Inquiry, Trump Hosts President Erdogan at White House Amid Turkish Attacks in Syria, 34 Palestinians Killed in Two Days as Israel Bombs Gaza Strip, Exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales Calls for "National Dialogue", Protests Rage as Bolivia's Self-Proclaimed Interim President Swears In Cabinet, Lebanese Soldiers Shoot and Kill Man as Protests Enter Fifth Week, Zimbabwe: Millions at Risk of Starving Amid Climate Change-Fueled Drought, Hundreds of Elephants Die as Drought Grips Sou…

Robert Mackey (2019-11-13). Trump Directed Diplomat to Ask Ukraine to Probe Biden in Overheard Cellphone Call. theintercept.com Trump told a U.S. diplomat who called him from a restaurant in Kyiv that he wanted Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, according to a State Department witness.

Staff (2019-11-13). Democracy on Trial: Bill Moyers on Impeachment Inquiry & Why PBS Should Air Hearings in Primetime. democracynow.org Televised impeachment hearings begin today in the inquiry into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals. Two witnesses are testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Both officials have privately told congressional investigators that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Donald Trump is just the fourth U.S. presi…

Staff (2019-11-13). A Coup? A Debate on the Political Crisis in Bolivia That Led to Evo Morales's Resignation. democracynow.org In Bolivia, right-wing Senator Jeanine àÅñez declared herself president Tuesday night despite a lack of quorum in Congress, amid a deepening political crisis in the country. Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, left the country Monday after being granted asylum in Mexico. Morales announced his resignation Sunday shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his departure. His Movement Toward Socialism party is refusing to recognize àÅñez as president, calling her claim illegal and decrying Evo Morales's resignation over the weekend as a military coup. Last month, M…

Staff (2019-11-13). Bill Moyers on Impeachment: All Presidents Lie, But Trump Has Created a Culture of Lying. democracynow.org We continue our conversation with legendary journalist Bill Moyers, who covered impeachment proceedings against Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The first televised impeachment hearings into President Trump begin today. Moyers says the current administration and the media have created a "culture of lying" that goes beyond what other presidents have done. "All presidents lie. It's a defense they use. But not all presidents lie systemically," Moyers says.

Staff (2019-11-13). Headlines for November 13, 2019. democracynow.org Televised Impeachment Hearings Begin Today, Right-Wing Senator Declares Herself President of Bolivia, Turkish President Erdogan Visiting Trump at White House, Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments over DACA Program, Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case of Mexican Teen Killed by U.S. Border Agent, Supreme Court Clears Way for Sandy Hook Families to Sue Gun Manufacturer, Federal Court Rules Warrantless Searches of Phones at Airport Are Unconstitutional, HHS Probes Google's Program to Collect Healthcare Data of Americans, U.S. Government Detained Record Number of Migrant Children in 2019, SPLC: Stephen Miller Sought t…

Marie O'Reilly (2019-11-12). Sanctions Against North Korea Hurt Women. progressive.org "Maximum pressure" sanctions have failed to change policies in Pyongyang, and have had grave human costs.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-12). James Corbett Interview — ISIS Was Created, Armed And Funded By US/Israel & It's An Open Secret. thelastamericanvagabond.com The US government armed Osama Bin Laden; it armed Saddam Hussain with chemical weapons to be used against Iran in 1980; it armed the very groups that later became ISIS. Yet we are sold an entirely different yarn by the US government and its lap dog MSM. Today I have invited James Corbett on the …

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-12). Leaked Audio Recordings Implicate Cruz, Menendez And Rubio In Bolivia Coup & Veteran's Day Reality. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Staff (2019-11-12). Vowing to End Cash Bail & Reform Justice System, Chesa Boudin Wins San Francisco DA Race. democracynow.org In a stunning victory, public defender Chesa Boudin has been declared the winner of a hotly contested district attorney's race in San Francisco. Boudin ran on a platform to end cash bail and dismantle the war on drugs, and was endorsed by Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. His win sends a pointed message to the Democratic establishment, which had mobilized in full force against his campaign. San Francisco Mayor London Breed, California Governor Gavin Newsom and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris all endorsed Boudin's opponent, Suzy Loftus. Boudin is the child of Weather Underground…

Staff (2019-11-12). "Seattle Is Not For Sale": Voters Rebuke Amazon, Re-electing Socialist Kshama Sawant. democracynow.org In Seattle, Socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has been re-elected in a race that pitted her against Amazon — Seattle's largest private employer and one of the most powerful companies in the world. Overall, Amazon poured $1.5 million into Seattle's City Council election and backed Sawant's opponent, Egan Orion, with nearly half a million dollars. Kshama Sawant is Seattle's first Socialist politician elected in nearly a century. She has successfully pushed a number of progressive policies, including making Seattle the first major American city to adopt a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Kshama Sawant joins…

Staff (2019-11-12). The Edge of Democracy: Lula Is Freed in Brazil in Victory for Movement to Resist Bolsonaro. democracynow.org In Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was freed from prison Friday after 580 days behind bars. Lula's surprise release came after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled to end the mandatory imprisonment of people convicted of crimes who are appealing their cases. He was serving a 12-year sentence over a disputed corruption and money laundering conviction handed down by conservative Judge Sérgio Moro, an ally of current far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and has long maintained his innocence. Lula has vowed to challenge Bolsonaro in the 2022 elections. At the time of his imprisonment in April…

Staff (2019-11-12). Headlines for November 12, 2019. democracynow.org Longtime Bolivian President Evo Morales Takes Asylum in Mexico, Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on DACA Cases, Televised Impeachment Hearings to Start Tomorrow, Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick May Jump Into 2020 Race, NY Republican Congressman Peter King Retires, Donald Trump Jr. Heckled Off Stage by His Own Supporters, EPA to Restrict Scientific Research Used to Write Public Health Regulations, Israeli Military Kills Palestinian Commander in Targeted Assassination in Gaza, Afghan Government & Taliban Agree on Prisoner Exchange, Chilean Government Bows to Protests & Agrees to Rewrite Constitution, 260 Arrested in…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-11). Turkey's Syria 'Ethnic Cleansing' In US Memo, US Can Shoot 'Any Syrian' Over Oil & A Bolivia Coup. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-09). Possible False Flag In Iraq, US Votes Against Anti-Nazi Res. & Pompeo's Iran Nuclear Lies Debunked. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-05). The Leisure Agenda Will Give Americans Less Work and More Free Time. peoplespolicyproject.org Read the Paper | People's Policy Project, in collaboration with the newly-formed Gravel Institute, has released its latest major paper: "The Leisure Agenda." Ryan Cooper authored the paper. Jon White designed the paper. | The paper begins by documenting how overworked Americans are relative to people in similarly-developed countries. The average American worker puts in 269 more market work hours each year than…

Jeff Bryant (2019-11-05). Investigations Unearth Systemic Corruption in K-12 School Leadership—and Students and Teachers Lose Out. progressive.org Much of the blame lies with an education reform movement that has exhorted schools to operate more like businesses and mimic corporate hiring processes.

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-03). Warren's Medicare Head Tax Would Be About $9,500. peoplespolicyproject.org On Friday, I wrote a piece arguing that Elizabeth Warren's use of an employer head tax was not a good way to fund Medicare for All and that instead the more conventional choices of income and payroll taxes would be better. The reason they are better is because income and payroll taxes are based on how much income you receive while a head tax charges the same dollar amount for every worker regardless of their income, making it much more onerous on the lower and middle classes. | This point holds…

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

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-02). Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/1/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-01). Warren's Perpetual Medicare Head Tax Is Unworkable and Bad. peoplespolicyproject.org Elizabeth Warren released her Medicare for All financing plan today. The main purpose of the proposal appears to be to find a plan that you can message as "not increasing middle class taxes," which is of course a nonsensical goal insofar, as Warren herself has said, what matters is middle class health care costs, not whether you categorize those costs as premiums, taxes, or out-of-pocket expenses. | Nonetheless, bowing to the stupid media discourse on this, Warren put forward a financing pro…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-30). The Baghdadi "DNA Test" Was Done BEFORE The Raid By The SDF Using His Underwear. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/29/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-29). Distracting With Baghdadi Psyop, US Sends "Withdrawn" Troops Back Into Syria, Along With MANY More. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/28/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

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

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-26). More Troops/Tanks To Syria Confirmed, OPCW Whistleblower, Barr's PreCrime & Mossad Clinton Blackmail. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/25/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-25). Trump To Send Possibly Thousands Of Troops & Tanks To "Secure Syria's Oil" & Iraq Goes To UN Over US. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/24/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Matt Bruenig (2019-10-24). New Poll Finds Voters Strongly Oppose Employer Insurance. peoplespolicyproject.org Many centrist pundits have convinced themselves that Medicare for All (M4A) is unpopular because, when you include certain details about M4A in polling questions, support levels drop significantly. But in convincing themselves of this, centrist pundits seem remarkably incurious about whether this same thing occurs for employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) when you include certain details about it in polling questions. | Earlier this week, Emerson Polling helped answer this question when it aske…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-23). Trump Says US War With Iran May Be Soon, Putin/Erdogan Syria Deal & Iraq Says No US Troops Allowed. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/22/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

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

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

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-19). Donald Best Interview — The Systematic Eradication Of Independent Media & Independent Thought. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today is investigator and former police officer Donald Best, who I recently mentioned in my interview with Aaron Maté, as they are working on a special that will expose corruption at the highest levels of the judicial system. Today, we are going to be discussing freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and …

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

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-17). Iran 'Has Evidence' US, Israel, Saudis Attacked Tanker & Why The Kurds In Syria Are Just Terrorists. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

2019-11-19: Social Media Postees

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Joe Biden's AstroTurf Campaign
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2019-11-19
Beelines for wealthy donors…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/19/18828280.php

Does Joe Biden Excite Anybody But Wealthy Donors?
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2019-11-19
The former vice president's first rally in California this election cycle should tell us everything we need to know about his 2020 bid.
truthdig.com/articles/does-joe-biden-excite-anybody-but-wealthy-donors/

Bernie Sanders Reiterates That There Was a Coup in Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-19
Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders again described what happened in Bolivia as coup and condemned security forces' repression against indigenous protesters. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Coup-Born Government's Witch Hunt Intensifies | "I oppose the intervention of Bolivia's security forces in the democratic process and their repression of Indigenous protesters," the legislator for Vermont posted on Twitter on Monday. | "It was the military who i…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bernie-Sanders-Reiterates-That-There-Was-a-Coup-in-Bolivia-20191119-0013.html

Occupied Palestine: From BDS to ODS. The Project of a One Democratic State (ODS)
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
We spent the last week in Occupied Palestinian Territory, commonly referred to as Israel, where we traveled around the country to visit communities in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, the West Bank, the Nagab, and more. | We call Israel Occupied Palestine because …
globalresearch.ca/occupied-palestine-bds-ods/5695360

Robert Reich: Medicare for All or Bust
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2019-11-19
Republicans and even some Democrats are out to scare you about Medicare for All. They say it's going to dismantle health care as we know it and it will cost way too much. | Rubbish. | The typical American family now spends $6,000 on health insurance premiums each year. Add in the co-payments and deductibles that doctors, hospitals, and drug companies also charge you — plus typical out-of-pocket expenses for pharmaceuticals — and that typical family's health bill is $6,800. | But that's not all, because some of the taxes you now pay are for health insurance, too — for Medicare and Medicaid and fo…
truthdig.com/articles/robert-reich-medicare-for-all-or-bust/

Republicans Urge Americans to Follow Them Through the Fox News Looking Glass on Ukraine
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-11-19
To defend Donald Trump, Republicans in the House are trying to discredit Sergii Leshchenko, who helped expose Paul Manafort's corruption in Ukraine.
theintercept.com/2019/11/19/republicans-use-impeachment-hearings-smear-ukrainian-helped-expose-manafort/

'We have our own problems': Ukrainian president says country is 'sick' of US impeachment drama
rt.com | 2019-11-19
As impeachment mania grips the US, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed a question from CNN about whether he would open an investigation into the Biden family, saying people in Ukraine are "so tired" of the scandal. | Zelensky, who has found himself at the center of the seemingly never-ending political saga, was visibly annoyed when asked by a CNN reporter if he would launch an investigation over claims that former US Vice President Joe Biden had pressured a Ukrainian prosecutor to drop a corruption probe into the Burisma natural gas company where his son Hunter sat on the board. | "I think everybo…
rt.com/news/473828-ukraine-zelensky-tired-impeachment/

'We should thank & cherish CIA,' says star of 'Jack Ryan' — just maybe not for torture, coups & mind control
rt.com | 2019-11-19
Americans should be thankful for the services the CIA provides, 'Jack Ryan' actor John Krasinski says. After all, without the agency, who would prop up foreign dictators, stage coups and 'play' with mind-control drugs? | In three decades between the publication of 'The Hunt for Red October' in 1984 and his death in 2013, Tom Clancy pumped out more than 20 books, giving lots of material for spy agency fanboys. | At long last though, there's someone out there who gets even more tumescent at the thought of clandestine criminality than Clancy himself. Actor John Krasinski — star of 'The Office' and now 'Tom C…
rt.com/usa/473829-jack-ryan-cia-thankful-krasinski/

Pelosi doubles down on anti-Russia politics of impeachment inquiry
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
Pelosi once again defined as the sole issue in the Democrats' case for impeachment the charge that Trump endangered US "national security" and strengthened Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/impe-n19.html

Australian establishment up-in-arms after Beijing bans visit by two MPs
wsws.org | 2019-11-19
The hypocrisy of the latest anti-China outburst is underscored by the Australian government refusal to allow Chelsea Manning, the American whistleblower and defender of democratic rights, to travel to the country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/19/hast-n19.html

The clear U.S. role in Bolivia's tragic hard-right coup
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-19
With the backing of the U.S. government, a highly sophisticated and well-resourced coup has succeeded in overthrowing Bolivia's legitimate and democratically elected president Evo Morales. This massive blow against democracy and social progress comes after more than a decade of U.S. intervention aimed at destabilising Bolivia and overthrowing its successful socialist government. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/18/the-clear-u-s-role-in-bolivias-tragic-hard-right-coup/

'Community Control Over Police Should Be a Democratic Right' – CounterSpin interview with Netfa Freeman on police militarization
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-11-19
Janine Jackson interviewed IPS's Netfa Freeman about Trump's police "surge" for the November 8, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/community-control-over-police-should-be-a-democratic-right/

Activists Occupy Pelosi's Office, Launch Global Hunger Strike for Climate Action
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-19
The global grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion is targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a hunger strike and demanding that the Democratic leader embrace bold climate action as have progressive lawmakers around the country. | The group told Pelosi a week ago that members would begin a hunger strike Monday unless the California Democrat agreed to a one-hour, on-camera meeting to discuss Extinction Rebellion's demands for concrete climate action. | On Twitter, the group announced that…
truthout.org/articles/activists-occupy-pelosis-office-launch-global-hunger-strike-for-climate-action/

Violence Is as Violence Does. All in the Name of "Restoring Democracy"
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-19
Anyone remember the line from the film Forest Gump: 'Stupid is as stupid does'? Well, now we have, each and every passing day, the bastard children of our violent empire. Yes, violence has always been with us, this the frailty …
globalresearch.ca/violence-does/5695362

She Can't Vote, but 2020 Democrats Want Her Support
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-19
Astrid Silva, a 31-year-old immigrant rights activist who has become a public face of the "Dreamers," has become a "must meet" for candidates.
truthdig.com/articles/she-cant-vote-but-2020-democrats-want-her-support-anyway/

Impeachment is a Kitchen Table Issue
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-19
As the Democrats have pushed ahead with impeachment proceedings, there have been criticisms from both the right and left that impeachment is a needless distraction from the pocketbook issues that people really care about. The argument is that people will see the Democrats as playing political games rather than focusing on health care, jobs, wages,…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/19/impeachment-is-a-kitchen-table-issue/

On Eve of NBC-Hosted Debate, Sanders, Warren, Harris, and Booker Join Call for Network to Allow Outside Probe of Sexual Violence
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
Expressing concern that the Democratic Party must clearly align itself with survivors rather than corporate entities which protect and enable people accused of abuse, four presidential candidates called on NBC and its parent company, Comcast, to commit to an independent investigation into the network's "toxic culture" before Wednesday's Democratic primary debate. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11778639471.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/19/eve-nbc-hosted-debate-sanders-warren-harris-and-booker-join-call-network-allow?cd-origin=rss

After Week of Violence and Unrest, Warren Criticized for Conciliatory Remarks on Post-Coup Bolivia
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
"Maybe it's just me, but if you're going to call yourself a progressive who stands up for the little guy you might want to start calling a right wing coup that's resulted in the curbing of democratic freedoms and onslaught of violence… well, a right wing coup." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/warren-bolivia.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/19/after-week-violence-and-unrest-warren-criticized-conciliatory-remarks-post-coup?cd-origin=rss

Ocasio-Cortez: 'I Was Sent to Here to Safeguard and Protect People,' Not the Profits of Private Equity
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-19
During a U.S. House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez railed against private equity firms for "wiping out tens of thousands of jobs" and having "undemocratic impacts on media companies." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ocasio-cortez_1_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/19/ocasio-cortez-i-was-sent-here-safeguard-and-protect-people-not-profits-private?cd-origin=rss

#PrimariesSoWhite: Why Do Two of the Whitest States Vote First for Presidential Candidates?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-19
As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, the presidential nomination process remains heavily weighted by two states that are among the whitest in the nation: Iowa and New Hampshire. Candidates, in some cases, spend more than a year making frequent, extended campaign swings through both Iowa and New Hampshire, which, critics say, gives the concerns of the first states a disproportionate impact on the agenda for the entire race. During the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice earlier this month in South Carolina, Senator Elizabeth Warren refused to criticize the primary schedule, saying,…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/19/iowa_new_hampshire_primary_calendar_criticism

Noura Erakat: U.S. Recognition of Israeli Settlements Is "Entrenchment of an Apartheid Regime"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-19
The Trump administration has announced it no longer views Israel settlements in the occupied West Bank to be a violation of international law, in another blow to possible Israel-Palestine peace negotiations. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a reversal to the U.S. position, putting the U.S. at odds with the international community. A U.N. resolution in 2016 declared the settlements a "flagrant violation" of international law. Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Pompeo's announcement as a historic day for Israel, but Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat condemned the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/19/noura_erakat_israeli_settlements_trump_announcement

Bolivian U.N. Ambassador: "Racist Elite" Engineered Coup to Restore Neoliberalism in Bolivia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-19
Thousands marched across Bolivia Monday to demand the resignation of Jeanine àÅñez, the right-wing senator who declared herself president of Bolivia last week after longtime socialist President Evo Morales resigned under pressure from the military. The coup d'état has thrown Bolivia into crisis, with violence across the country leaving at least 23 dead. On Friday, the military gunned down nine pro-Morales protesters outside Cochabamba, where indigenous people took to the streets again on Monday. Thousands more marched to the presidential palace in La Paz. The wave of protests are condemning the spike in ant…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/19/bolivia_un_ambassador_sacha_llorenti_coup

New PBS film 'McCarthy': Lessons unlearned
Michael Berkowitz | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-19
Sharon Grimberg's new PBS film McCarthy could not be more timely. Writer-director-producer Grimberg gives us a fine, understated look at what a genial, right-minded, homegrown elected-official terrorism looks like. Wisconsin's Senator Joseph McCarthy thought he did all the right things for the right reasons. But his demagoguery inflicted considerable damage to the democratic institutions of …
peoplesworld.org/article/new-pbs-film-mccarthy-lessons-unlearned/

Don't Suppress Votes of New Citizens
Terri Gerstein | progressive.org | 2019-11-18
A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote.
progressive.org/op-eds/dont-suppress-votes-of-new-citizens-gerstein-191118/

The Most Impeachable President vs. The Most Hesitant Congress. What Are The Democrats Waiting For?
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-18
Amid the worst Republican President and Republican Party in modern times, the Democrats are playing the politics of low expectations. This is not the time for Democrats to be in disarray. On Capitol Hill, the prevailing view of most Democrats is that they will cling to their House majority and they shouldn't expect to regain…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/18/the-most-impeachable-president-vs-the-most-hesitant-congress-what-are-the-democrats-waiting-for/

Trump Willing to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-18
United States President Donald Trump indicated publicly Monday for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. | RELATED: | Trump's Ukraine Phone Call 'Unusual, Inappropriate': VP Aide | "Even though I did nothing wrong, and don't like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly con…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Willing-to-Testify-in-Impeachment-Inquiry-20191118-0005.html

If You Care About Medicare for All or a Green New Deal, Here's the Senate Primary That Matters
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-11-18
Coons, a devotee of bipartisanship, is being challenged by Jess Scarane, who was inspired by progressive Kerri Harris's 2018 Senate campaign.
theintercept.com/2019/11/18/chris-coons-delaware-primary-jess-scarane/

Another Death Penalty Horror: Stark Disparities in Media and Activist Attention
Stephen Cooper | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-18
On November 12, intrepid abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean tweeted to her legions of followers: "What do Sen. Ted Cruz, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and me all have in common? We're among a growing local and national movement asking Texas @GovAbbott to stop the scheduled Nov. 20 execution of #RodneyReed[.]" But for Twitter's…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/18/another-death-penalty-horror-stark-disparities-in-media-and-activist-attention/

US Says Israeli Settlements Are Legal, 23 Killed In Bolivia As Violent Coup Ignored & Venezuela Flop
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-18
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/us-says-israeli-settlements-are-legal-23-killed-in-bolivia-as-violent-coup-ignored-venezuela-flop/

Dictatorship is Preparing for a State of Siege: Evo Morales
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-18
The Bolivian President in exile, Evo Morales, said on Monday that the de facto government established in his nation is preparing for a state of siege to contain the protests against the coup. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Arrested, Harassed In Bolivia Return Home Safely | "After massacreing 24 indigenous people, they now preparing for a State of Siege. It would be the confirmation that instead of respecting democracy, they installed a dictatorship," the Bolivian leader said via his Tw…
telesurenglish.net/news/Dictatorship-is-Preparing-for-a-State-of-Siege-Evo-Morales-20191118-0002.html

Brutal repression as Bolivian coup regime tries to defeat mass protests
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-11-18
For almost 14 years, Bolivia's government has been an example of how democratic socialism can be successful. For that reason, the US and its local allies have conspired to…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/11/18/brutal-repression-as-bolivian-coup-regime-tries-to-defeat-mass-protests/

Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia's Election – Pro-coup editorials rely on–and misreport–questionable evidence from the dubious OAS
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-11-18
To endorse the coup in Bolivia, numerous editorials in major US media outlets paint President Evo Morales as undemocratic. Exhibit A in their case is the Organization of American States' (OAS) claims that there was fraud in the October 20 Bolivian election in which Morales was elected for a fourth term. They also argue that he should not have been allowed to run again in the first place. | The New York Times' editorial ( 11/11/19) accused Morales of "brazenly abusing the power and institutions put in his care by the electorate."
fair.org/home/unpacking-media-propaganda-about-bolivias-election/

Chuka Umunna trots out an utterly 'disgraceful' lie as massive numbers of kids live in poverty
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-11-18
Chuka Umunna quite rightly got slated for making "disgraceful" comments BBC Politics Live on 18 November. Because as new figures showed child poverty and foodbank use have hit horrific highs, he seemed to argue that austerity was over. | "Beyond austerity" — wtaf?!: | Liberal Democrat candidate Umunna claimed: We're beyond austerity now. | Thankfully, economist Grace Blakeley took Umunna down, saying: We are so not beyond austerity. That is a disgraceful thing to say. | "We are so beyond austerity now" — Lib Dem Chuka Umunna | "We are so not beyond austerity now, that's a disgraceful thing to say"
thecanary.co/uk/2019/11/18/chuka-umunna-trots-out-an-utterly-disgraceful-lie-as-massive-numbers-of-kids-live-in-poverty/

Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists
Common Dreams | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-18
"Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All governments must sever relations with this illegal regime."

Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists

Yang Doesn't Add Up
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-11-18
Yang Doesn't Add Up…
thenation.com/article/andrew-yang-critique-ubi/

Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
In Bolivia, at least 23 people have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales, the country's first indigenous president, resigned at the demand of the military last week. Growing unrest quickly turned to violent chaos on Friday outside Cochabamba when military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100. The violence began soon after thousands of protesters — many indigenous coca leaf growers — gathered for a peaceful march in the town of Sacaba and then attempted to cross a military checkpoint into Cochabamba. Ami…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/18/bolivia_cochabamba_massacre_anti_indigenous_violence

After Texas Court Blocks Execution, Rodney Reed Has a Chance to Prove His Innocence in 1996 Murder
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
In a stunning decision handed down Friday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted the execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for a murder he says he did not commit. The appeals court ordered a review of the case to examine claims of prosecutorial misconduct. Millions of people around the country had joined Reed's cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's murder after his DNA…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/18/rodney_reed_scheduled_execution_in_texas

Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion "Shattered" the Country
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
An unprecedented leak of secret intelligence reports from inside the Iranian government has shed new light on how Iran has taken control of much of the Iraqi government in the wake of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The documents from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security were leaked to The Intercept, which then partnered with The New York Times on reporting the story. The leak includes 700 pages of intelligence documents from 2014 to 2015. The documents reveal that a number of Iraqis who once worked with the CIA went on to work with Iranian intelligence. We speak with Murtaza Hussain, a reporter at The Intercept…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/18/iran_leaked_cables_show_control_of

Jimmy Dore: until we fix Democratic Party elites' corruption, we won't defeat Trump's
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-17
Jimmy Dore pushes back on impeachment and Ukrainegate, Hillary Clinton's smear of Tulsi Gabbard as a Russian asset, the DNC's…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/17/jimmy-dore-until-we-fix-democratic-party-elites-corruption-we-wont-defeat-trumps/

CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/17/caps-topher-spiro-is-trying-to-deceive-journalists-by-lying/

Warren's Head Tax Is Not More Popular Than A Payroll Tax
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
As we know by now, Elizabeth Warren's Medicare head tax proposal is a regressive mess ( I, II, III, IV). Warren's team knows this. The goal of the proposal i…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/17/warrens-head-tax-is-not-more-popular-than-a-payroll-tax/

Bolivia's New US-Made Dictatorship, Netanyahu Wins As Gaza Loses & Iran's Protests Are Trump's Fault
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-17
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/bolivias-new-us-made-dictatorship-netanyahu-wins-as-gaza-loses-irans-protests-are-trumps-fault/

Self-described 'moderate Republican' Obama tells Democrats not to wade TOO FAR LEFT, or else
rt.com | 2019-11-16
Who's that guy telling the Democratic Party to be conservative about what they wish for from their next president? Wait, isn't that Barack 'Yes, we can' Obama, the media darling that led the country before Trump 'ruined it all?' | The cold shower poured on Friday by the former US president in front of a room full of wealthy donors in Washington was obviously directed at Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the progressive contenders in the Democratic primary race. The two senators have proposed a number of policies to radically change the way America functions economically and politically — for the benefi…
rt.com/usa/473626-obama-tells-democrats-not-far-left/

Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House
Christine Harrison | splcenter.org | 2019-11-16
Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."
splcenter.org/news/2019/11/16/weekend-read-importance-documenting-racism-white-house

Communiqué of the Movement to Socialism (MAS-IPSP)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-16
The Bolivian people are living through terrible moments, with police officers and motorcyclists storm the streets and the military high command deciding to attack the citizens as a means of pacification, including preventing prominent people, religious leaders and political leaders from finding constitutional and democratic solutions to the crisis we are facing. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/16/communique-of-the-movement-to-socialism-mas-ipsp/

Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them
Kate Ruane | aclu.org | 2019-11-15
President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine spoke on the phone. The president insists the call was "perfect." Others are concerned that, during the call, the president intimated he would withhold financial aid appropriated to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian president agreed to investigate former-Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival of the president. | How do we even know about any of this? A…
aclu.org/news/free-speech/whistleblowers-are-public-servants-we-must-protect-them

Pete Buttigieg Touted Three Major Supporters of His Douglass Plan for Black America. They Were Alarmed When They Saw It
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-11-15
"I never actually endorsed the plan. They went ahead and used my name," said one prominent South Carolinian who the campaign named as a top supporter.
theintercept.com/2019/11/15/pete-buttigieg-campaign-black-voters/

Israel Kills Over 30 In Gaza, Bolivia Coup About Lithium And More & Israeli Group Taking Syria's Oil
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-15
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-kills-over-30-in-gaza-bolivia-coup-about-lithium-and-more-israeli-group-taking-syrias-oil/

Demands for Stephen Miller's Resignation Grow Following SPLC Report
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2019-11-15
Leaders of several Democratic caucuses became the latest voices demanding the resignation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller after an SPLC investigation showed, through leaked emails, his affinity for white nationalism.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/11/15/demands-stephen-millers-resignation-grow-following-splc-report

MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-15
Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/15/mn-says-no-us-coup-bolivia

Ex-Ukraine envoy's feelings that Trump 'threatened' her & his 'real-time attacks' on Twitter are IMPEACHABLE, Democrats say
rt.com | 2019-11-15
Ex-ambassador Marie Yovanovitch feeling "threatened" by President Donald Trump and his tweet criticizing her "in real-time" during her testimony amount to new grounds for impeachment, Democrats and their media proxies claimed. | During Friday's impeachment hearing, Yovanovitch complained that she's been the victim of a "smear campaign" by the Trump administration, carried out particularly by the president's personal counsel Rudy Giuliani — and Trump himself. | The former ambassador recalled her reaction to the transcript of the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a testi…
rt.com/usa/473583-yovanovitch-impeachment-intimidation-trump/

Sen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, co-moderated by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali, was held last Friday at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was one of six Democratic candidates to share his plans to confront environmental injustices and the climate crisis. Booker spoke about racial disparities in the U.S., the creation of renewable energy jobs and the water contamination crises in cities across the country, including his hometown of Newark. "My community is not alone," Booker said. "Lead service…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/cory_booker_presidential_forum_environmental_justice

Justice for Rodney Reed: Millions Urge Texas to Halt Execution Amid New Evidence of His Innocence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
The Supreme Court considers Friday whether to take up the case of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner in Texas who is scheduled to be executed in less than a week for a murder he says he did not commit. On Thursday, Reed's family braved the cold to camp outside the Supreme Court for a vigil asking the justices to help halt the execution. Millions of people around the country have joined their cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/rodney_reed_death_row_scheduled_execution

"This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/daca_supreme_court_oral_arguments_lead

Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-11-14
Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination.
progressive.org/dispatches/new-arab-spring-lebanon-iraq-erlich-191114/

New Senate Bill Would Curtail ICE's "Unnecessary Overuse of Solitary Confinement"
Spencer Woodman | theintercept.com | 2019-11-14
A group of prominent U.S. senators introduced legislation Thursday that would dramatically curtail the use of solitary confinement inside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers. | The bill, sponsored by Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, takes aim at a range of practices identified in Solitary Voices, an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Intercept investigation into the heavy use of solitary confinement by ICE. | Press releases from
theintercept.com/2019/11/14/ice-solitary-confinement-dick-durbin-bill/

"We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-14
Unrest continued in Bolivia Thursday as protests against the right-wing coup that unseated democratically-elected President Evo Morales on Sunday.

"We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup

CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/activist_medea_benjamin_faces_threats_of

In First Public Impeachment Hearing, Trump Implicated in Effort to Pressure Ukraine to Probe Bidens
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
The first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump was held Wednesday. Trump is just the fourth president in U.S. history to face impeachment. Two witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. They both said President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company. We play highlights from the hearing.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/trump_public_impeachment_hearings_william_taylor

"This Is Unacceptable": Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon Says Trump Is a Rogue President
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
The public phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump began Wednesday, with testimonies from two witnesses: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. The hearing brought forth new details about a previously unknown phone call in July between President Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Both Kent and Taylor expressed concern over the role President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had in dictating U.S. policy on Ukraine. We speak with Elizabeth Holtzman, a former U.S. congressme…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/elizabeth_holtzman_trump_impeachment_public_hearing

Chilean Activist: Same Elites Who Caused Social Crisis Can't Be Trusted to Write New Constitution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
In Chile, protesters led a massive national strike Tuesday as they condemned the government's plans to rewrite the country's Constitution, which dates back to Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Chile's interior minister announced Sunday the government would draft a new constitution that Congress would then rewrite and put to a public referendum. But protesters say the people should be involved with the rewriting of the constitution from the beginning and that this is an attempt by Sebastián Piñera's government to delay political and social reforms in Chile. The Chilean authorities have killed at least 20 people…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/chile_national_strike_sebastian_pinera_constitution

Trump Directed Diplomat to Ask Ukraine to Probe Biden in Overheard Cellphone Call
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-11-13
Trump told a U.S. diplomat who called him from a restaurant in Kyiv that he wanted Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, according to a State Department witness.
theintercept.com/2019/11/13/trump-discussed-demand-biden-probe-cellphone-call-overheard-ukraine/

Democracy on Trial: Bill Moyers on Impeachment Inquiry & Why PBS Should Air Hearings in Primetime
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
Televised impeachment hearings begin today in the inquiry into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals. Two witnesses are testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Both officials have privately told congressional investigators that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Donald Trump is just the fourth U.S. presi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bill_moyers_pbs_impeachment_watergate

Bill Moyers on Impeachment: All Presidents Lie, But Trump Has Created a Culture of Lying
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
We continue our conversation with legendary journalist Bill Moyers, who covered impeachment proceedings against Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The first televised impeachment hearings into President Trump begin today. Moyers says the current administration and the media have created a "culture of lying" that goes beyond what other presidents have done. "All presidents lie. It's a defense they use. But not all presidents lie systemically," Moyers says.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bill_moyers_trump_culture_of_lying

A Coup? A Debate on the Political Crisis in Bolivia That Led to Evo Morales's Resignation
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
In Bolivia, right-wing Senator Jeanine àÅñez declared herself president Tuesday night despite a lack of quorum in Congress, amid a deepening political crisis in the country. Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, left the country Monday after being granted asylum in Mexico. Morales announced his resignation Sunday shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his departure. His Movement Toward Socialism party is refusing to recognize àÅñez as president, calling her claim illegal and decrying Evo Morales's resignation over the weekend as a military coup. Last month, M…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bolivia_evo_morales_coup_debate

Sanctions Against North Korea Hurt Women
Marie O'Reilly | progressive.org | 2019-11-12
"Maximum pressure" sanctions have failed to change policies in Pyongyang, and have had grave human costs.
progressive.org/op-eds/north-korea-sanctions-hurt-women-oreilly-191112/

James Corbett Interview — ISIS Was Created, Armed And Funded By US/Israel & It's An Open Secret
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-12
The US government armed Osama Bin Laden; it armed Saddam Hussain with chemical weapons to be used against Iran in 1980; it armed the very groups that later became ISIS. Yet we are sold an entirely different yarn by the US government and its lap dog MSM. Today I have invited James Corbett on the …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/interviews/james-corbett-interview-isis-created-armed-funded-by-us-israel-an-open-secret/

Leaked Audio Recordings Implicate Cruz, Menendez And Rubio In Bolivia Coup & Veteran's Day Reality
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-12
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/leaked-audio-recordings-implicate-cruz-menendez-and-rubio-bolivia-coup-veterans-day-reality/

Vowing to End Cash Bail & Reform Justice System, Chesa Boudin Wins San Francisco DA Race
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-12
In a stunning victory, public defender Chesa Boudin has been declared the winner of a hotly contested district attorney's race in San Francisco. Boudin ran on a platform to end cash bail and dismantle the war on drugs, and was endorsed by Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. His win sends a pointed message to the Democratic establishment, which had mobilized in full force against his campaign. San Francisco Mayor London Breed, California Governor Gavin Newsom and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris all endorsed Boudin's opponent, Suzy Loftus. Boudin is the child of Weather Underground…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/12/chesa_boudin_san_francisco_district_attorney

The Edge of Democracy: Lula Is Freed in Brazil in Victory for Movement to Resist Bolsonaro
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-12
In Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was freed from prison Friday after 580 days behind bars. Lula's surprise release came after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled to end the mandatory imprisonment of people convicted of crimes who are appealing their cases. He was serving a 12-year sentence over a disputed corruption and money laundering conviction handed down by conservative Judge Sérgio Moro, an ally of current far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and has long maintained his innocence. Lula has vowed to challenge Bolsonaro in the 2022 elections. At the time of his imprisonment in April…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/12/petra_costa_lula_edge_of_democracy

"Seattle Is Not For Sale": Voters Rebuke Amazon, Re-electing Socialist Kshama Sawant
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-12
In Seattle, Socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has been re-elected in a race that pitted her against Amazon — Seattle's largest private employer and one of the most powerful companies in the world. Overall, Amazon poured $1.5 million into Seattle's City Council election and backed Sawant's opponent, Egan Orion, with nearly half a million dollars. Kshama Sawant is Seattle's first Socialist politician elected in nearly a century. She has successfully pushed a number of progressive policies, including making Seattle the first major American city to adopt a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Kshama Sawant joins…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/12/socialist_kshama_sawant_seattle_election_amazon

Turkey's Syria 'Ethnic Cleansing' In US Memo, US Can Shoot 'Any Syrian' Over Oil & A Bolivia Coup
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-11
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/turkeys-syria-ethnic-cleansing-in-us-memo-us-can-shoot-any-syrian-over-oil-a-bolivia-coup/

Possible False Flag In Iraq, US Votes Against Anti-Nazi Res. & Pompeo's Iran Nuclear Lies Debunked
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-09
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/possible-false-flag-in-iraq-us-votes-against-anti-nazi-res-pompeos-iran-nuclear-lies-debunked/

Investigations Unearth Systemic Corruption in K-12 School Leadership–and Students and Teachers Lose Out
Jeff Bryant | progressive.org | 2019-11-05
Much of the blame lies with an education reform movement that has exhorted schools to operate more like businesses and mimic corporate hiring processes.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/investigations-corruption-school-leadership-byrant-191105/

The Leisure Agenda Will Give Americans Less Work and More Free Time
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-05
Read the Paper | People's Policy Project, in collaboration with the newly-formed Gravel Institute, has released its latest major paper: "The Leisure Agenda." Ryan Cooper authored the paper. Jon White designed the paper. | The paper begins by documenting how overworked Americans are relative to people in similarly-developed countries. The average American worker puts in 269 more market work hours each year than…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/05/the-leisure-agenda-will-give-americans-less-work-and-more-free-time/

Warren's Medicare Head Tax Would Be About $9,500
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-03
On Friday, I wrote a piece arguing that Elizabeth Warren's use of an employer head tax was not a good way to fund Medicare for All and that instead the more conventional choices of income and payroll taxes would be better. The reason they are better is because income and payroll taxes are based on how much income you receive while a head tax charges the same dollar amount for every worker regardless of their income, making it much more onerous on the lower and middle classes. | This point holds…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/03/warrens-medicare-head-tax-would-be-about-9500/

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

Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-02
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/1/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/baghdadi-deception-exposed-israel-bombs-gaza-after-phantom-rocket-us-violates-own-syria-sanctions/

Warren's Perpetual Medicare Head Tax Is Unworkable and Bad
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-01
Elizabeth Warren released her Medicare for All financing plan today. The main purpose of the proposal appears to be to find a plan that you can message as "not increasing middle class taxes," which is of course a nonsensical goal insofar, as Warren herself has said, what matters is middle class health care costs, not whether you categorize those costs as premiums, taxes, or out-of-pocket expenses. | Nonetheless, bowing to the stupid media discourse on this, Warren put forward a financing pro…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/01/warrens-perpetual-medicare-head-tax-is-unworkable-and-bad/

The Baghdadi "DNA Test" Was Done BEFORE The Raid By The SDF Using His Underwear
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-30
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/29/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/conspiracy/the-baghdadi-dna-test-was-done-before-raid-by-sdf-using-his-underwear/

Distracting With Baghdadi Psyop, US Sends "Withdrawn" Troops Back Into Syria, Along With MANY More
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-29
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More Troops/Tanks To Syria Confirmed, OPCW Whistleblower, Barr's PreCrime & Mossad Clinton Blackmail
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-26
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Russia Has 'Proof' US Is Smuggling Oil In Syria & Did Israel/US Create A Civil War In Lebanon?
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-26
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Trump To Send Possibly Thousands Of Troops & Tanks To "Secure Syria's Oil" & Iraq Goes To UN Over US
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-25
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Trump Says US War With Iran May Be Soon, Putin/Erdogan Syria Deal & Iraq Says No US Troops Allowed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-23
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US Stays In Syria, Kurds Call On Israel To Attack Turkey & US Says Israel Has 'Right' To Attack Iran
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-22
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Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-21
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Donald Best Interview — The Systematic Eradication Of Independent Media & Independent Thought
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-19
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2019-11-18: News Headlines

RT (2019-11-18). Concessions first, meeting later: N. Korea says will not 'gift' another summit to Trump. rt.com Pyongyang has made it clear that it will not agree to another high-level meeting between Chairman Kim Jong-un and the US President Donald Trump unless Washington changes its "hostile" policies towards the Asian nation. | Talks between North Korea and the US on Pyongyang's nuclear program, kicked off by a Trump-Kim summit in Singapore in June 2018, have failed to produce any meaningful results and improve bilateral relations between the two nations, North's Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan said. | The negotiating process ended up in a deadlock even though two leaders had a meeting in February, exchanged le…

Staff (2019-11-18). Political Profiteering off the Trauma of Black Women. therealnews.com In state and national elections, Democratic politicians court the power of Black women's votes. But are the issues that shape and impact the lives of Black women really respected by, and reflected in, the policies of the political class that courts them so heavily?

Stephen Cooper (2019-11-18). Another Death Penalty Horror: Stark Disparities in Media and Activist Attention. counterpunch.org On November 12, intrepid abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean tweeted to her legions of followers: "What do Sen. Ted Cruz, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and me all have in common? We're among a growing local and national movement asking Texas @GovAbbott to stop the scheduled Nov. 20 execution of #RodneyReed[.]" But for Twitter's More

Terri Gerstein (2019-11-18). Don't Suppress Votes of New Citizens. progressive.org A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote.

WSWS (2019-11-18). Obama joins effort to push Democratic primary campaign to the right. wsws.org Obama declared his opposition to anything "revolutionary" or "crazy" being put forward by presidential candidates whom he did not name, although he was clearly referring to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-18). US Dirty Hands Escalate Hong Kong Violence. globalresearch.ca Months of violence and chaos in Hong Kong have US dirty hands all over them. | Orchestrated by the CIA in cahoots with other anti-democratic US agencies and anti-government Chinese hooligans, there's nothing spontaneous about what's going on endlessly. | Days earlier, …

Ralph Nader (2019-11-18). The Most Impeachable President vs. The Most Hesitant Congress. What Are The Democrats Waiting For? counterpunch.org Amid the worst Republican President and Republican Party in modern times, the Democrats are playing the politics of low expectations. This is not the time for Democrats to be in disarray. On Capitol Hill, the prevailing view of most Democrats is that they will cling to their House majority and they shouldn't expect to regain More

Ryan Grim (2019-11-18). If You Care About Medicare for All or a Green New Deal, Here's the Senate Primary That Matters. theintercept.com Coons, a devotee of bipartisanship, is being challenged by Jess Scarane, who was inspired by progressive Kerri Harris's 2018 Senate campaign.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-18). US Says Israeli Settlements Are Legal, 23 Killed In Bolivia As Violent Coup Ignored & Venezuela Flop. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Gopar (2019-11-18). Immigrants Feel Broaden Risk During Fires. indybay.org This is an opinion piece on the anxiety endured by the immigrant population. While referencing events in northern California, the climate of fear is throughout all of the United States. This piece is meant to raise awareness of and for immigrants, in relation to the Public Charge Rules.

teleSUR (2019-11-18). Trump Willing to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry. telesurenglish.net United States President Donald Trump indicated publicly Monday for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. | RELATED: | Trump's Ukraine Phone Call 'Unusual, Inappropriate': VP Aide | "Even though I did nothing wrong, and don't like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly con…

Common Dreams (2019-11-18). Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists. theantimedia.com "Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All governments must sever relations with this illegal regime."

WorkWeek (2019-11-18). UBER ZUM School Transit in SF & US Ukraine Privatization Corruption. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the systemic corruption and looting of Ukraine by both Democrats and Republicans. It also covers the role of both parties in funding, training and arming nazis in the Ukraine who were involved in attacking trade unions and murdering over 100 people in a massacre at the Odessa Trade Union headquarters. Workweek also covers the union busting effort of the SFUSD superintendent Vincent Matthews and the SFUSD Board to contract out the school bus drivers to UBER ZUM operation.

Staff (2019-11-18). Bloomberg Apologizes for 'Stop-and-Frisk' Police Practice. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial "stop-and-frisk" police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York's mayor and continued to defend despite its disproportionate impact on people of color. | Addressing a black church in Brooklyn, Bloomberg said he was "sorry" and acknowledged it often led to the detention of blacks and Latinos. | "I can't change history," Bloomberg told the congregation. "However today, I want you to know that I realize back then I was wrong." | Bloomberg's reversal is…

teleSUR (2019-11-18). Dictatorship is Preparing for a State of Siege: Evo Morales. telesurenglish.net The Bolivian President in exile, Evo Morales, said on Monday that the de facto government established in his nation is preparing for a state of siege to contain the protests against the coup. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Arrested, Harassed In Bolivia Return Home Safely | "After massacreing 24 indigenous people, they now preparing for a State of Siege. It would be the confirmation that instead of respecting democracy, they installed a dictatorship," the Bolivian leader said via his Tw…

Staff (2019-11-18). Even With a Wealth Tax, Economic Policy Ensures Billionaires Will Exist. truthout.org The Democratic presidential campaign has taken a strange twist in recent days, with candidates being asked whether we should have billionaires. While there may be some grand philosophical questions at stake here, I will stick to more mundane economic ones. The real question is: How do you want the economy to work? | The basic story is that if we have a market economy, some people can get very rich. If we buy the right-wing story, the superrich got their money from their great contribution to socie…

WSWS (2019-11-18). Louisiana governor wins re-election in blow to Trump. wsws.org Edwards won despite three campaign appearances by President Trump and an all-out effort by the Republican National Committee.

John Nichols (2019-11-18). Yang Doesn't Add Up. thenation.com Yang Doesn't Add Up…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-18). Trump 'Pandering to His Extremist Base' on Israeli Settlements, Says Bernie Sanders. commondreams.org Sanders was one of a number of critics who saw the Monday announcement that the White House won't treat the settlements as illegal as another attack on the Palestinian people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_30_0.jpg

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-18). 'Just Not a Serious Opinion in 2019': Critics Pan Joe Biden Claim That Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug. commondreams.org "Perpetuating unsubstantiated theories like this hurts people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/biden_healthcare_0.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-18). 'Time Is Up': Campaigners Occupy Pelosi's Office, Launch Global Hunger Strike for Climate Action. commondreams.org The global grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion is resorting to a hunger strike Monday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as its primary target in the United States, demanding that the Democratic leader embrace bold climate action as progressive lawmakers have. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen20shot202019-11-1820at201.09.2220pm.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-18). 'Fear of Victory' for Sanders or Warren in 2020 Driving Bloomberg and Patrick Bids, Say Progressive Critics. commondreams.org "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." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/deval_patrick_0.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-18). 'Pinochet-Style Dictatorship': Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists. commondreams.org "Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All governments must sever relations with this illegal regime." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/anez_bolivia_coup.jpg

Staff (2019-11-18). Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion "Shattered" the Country. democracynow.org An unprecedented leak of secret intelligence reports from inside the Iranian government has shed new light on how Iran has taken control of much of the Iraqi government in the wake of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The documents from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security were leaked to The Intercept, which then partnered with The New York Times on reporting the story. The leak includes 700 pages of intelligence documents from 2014 to 2015. The documents reveal that a number of Iraqis who once worked with the CIA went on to work with Iranian intelligence. We speak with Murtaza Hussain, a reporter at The Intercept…

Staff (2019-11-18). After Texas Court Blocks Execution, Rodney Reed Has a Chance to Prove His Innocence in 1996 Murder. democracynow.org In a stunning decision handed down Friday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted the execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for a murder he says he did not commit. The appeals court ordered a review of the case to examine claims of prosecutorial misconduct. Millions of people around the country had joined Reed's cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's murder after his DNA…

Staff (2019-11-18). Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia. democracynow.org In Bolivia, at least 23 people have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales, the country's first indigenous president, resigned at the demand of the military last week. Growing unrest quickly turned to violent chaos on Friday outside Cochabamba when military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100. The violence began soon after thousands of protesters — many indigenous coca leaf growers — gathered for a peaceful march in the town of Sacaba and then attempted to cross a military checkpoint into Cochabamba. Ami…

Staff (2019-11-18). Headlines for November 18, 2019. democracynow.org Bolivian Military Massacres 9 People at Indigenous Pro-Morales March, Leak of Secret Iranian Documents Reveals Iranian Influence in Iraq, Former Ambassador Yovanovitch Testifies in Impeachment Hearings, Trump Ally Roger Stone Found Guilty of 7 Charges, Trump Pardons 3 Soldiers Accused or Convicted of War Crimes, Trump's Unplanned Medical Visit Sparks Questions About His Health, Tens of Thousands Mark 1-Month Anniversary of Protests in Lebanon, Police Besiege Student Protesters at Hong Kong University, Fears Mount About Possible Disappearance of Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore, Prince Andrew Grilled on Friendsh…

Ed Sykes (2019-11-18). Brutal repression as Bolivian coup regime tries to defeat mass protests. thecanary.co For almost 14 years, Bolivia's government has been an example of how democratic socialism can be successful. For that reason, the US and its local allies have conspired to…

Gregory Shupak (2019-11-18). Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia's Election – Pro-coup editorials rely on—and misreport—questionable evidence from the dubious OAS. fair.org by Gregory Shupak | To endorse the coup in Bolivia, numerous editorials in major US media outlets paint President Evo Morales as undemocratic. Exhibit A in their case is the Organization of American States' (OAS) claims that there was fraud in the October 20 Bolivian election in which Morales was elected for a fourth term. They also argue that he should not have been allowed to run again in the first place. | The New York Times' editorial ( 11/11/19) accused Morales of "brazenly abusing the power and institutions put in his care by…

Fréa Lockley (2019-11-18). Chuka Umunna trots out an utterly 'disgraceful' lie as massive numbers of kids live in poverty. thecanary.co Chuka Umunna quite rightly got slated for making "disgraceful" comments BBC Politics Live on 18 November. Because as new figures showed child poverty and foodbank use have hit horrific highs, he seemed to argue that austerity was over. | "Beyond austerity" — wtaf?!: | Liberal Democrat candidate Umunna claimed: We're beyond austerity now. | Thankfully, economist Grace Blakeley took Umunna down, saying: We are so not beyond austerity. That is a disgraceful thing to say. | "We are so beyond austerity now" — Lib Dem Chuka Umunna | "We are so not beyond austerity now, that's a disgraceful thing to say"

Aaron Maté (2019-11-17). Jimmy Dore: until we fix Democratic Party elites' corruption, we won't defeat Trump's. thegrayzone.com Jimmy Dore pushes back on impeachment and Ukrainegate, Hillary Clinton's smear of Tulsi Gabbard as a Russian asset, the DNC's…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-17). Bolivia's New US-Made Dictatorship, Netanyahu Wins As Gaza Loses & Iran's Protests Are Trump's Fault. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

teleSUR (2019-11-17). Obama Hinted Democratic Candidates Should Not Move Too Far Left. telesurenglish.net Former United States President Barack Obama said Friday before a crowd of wealthy liberal donors from the Democratic Party that voters won't choose a presidential candidate whose ideas are, according to him, "too zealous and radical," the New York Times reported. | RELATED: | Forsaken by Trump, DACA Dreamers Seek US Supreme Court Reprieve | While the ex-president did not mention any specific candidate or policy proposal, he said that the Democrats, independents, and moderate R…

John McEvoy (2019-11-17). Boomtown staff's 'traumatic' weekend reveals the darkest side of the gig economy. thecanary.co The story that follows reveals one of the darkest sides of the gig economy. Several subcontracted bar staff at Boomtown Fair, a music festival held near Winchester, spoke to The Canary about their 'traumatic' experience at this year's event. | The staff, who have been kept anonymous, claim they were "treated like cattle", racially profiled, intimidated, and abused. Though not officially hired by Boomtown Fair, they were subcontracted by three employment agencies contracted by the festival: Freemans Event Partners, Mint Staffing Solutions, and Harrison Lee Recruitment. | A coming storm: | News of bad weath…

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-17). Warren's Head Tax Is Not More Popular Than A Payroll Tax. peoplespolicyproject.org As we know by now, Elizabeth Warren's Medicare head tax proposal is a regressive mess ( I, II, III, IV). Warren's team knows this. The goal of the proposal i…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-11-17). 'Too Clever for Its Own Good': Progressives Concerned Over Warren's New Medicare for All Strategy. commondreams.org "The idea that the next Democratic president could pass a major public option bill and then, perhaps after the 2022 midterm elections, be in a position to pass actual Medicare for All is just not tenable. It's just not." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/warren_medicare_for_all_transition.jpg

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-11-17). Democrats Not Headed Too Far Left, Says Ocasio-Cortez, 'We Are Bringing the Party Home'. commondreams.org "I want to be the party of the New Deal again," says the progressive congresswoman from New York. "The party of the Civil Rights Act, the one that electrified this nation and fights for all people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/aoc_fdr_bernie_democratic_party.jpg

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-17). CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying. peoplespolicyproject.org It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…

RT (2019-11-16). Self-described 'moderate Republican' Obama tells Democrats not to wade TOO FAR LEFT, or else… rt.com Who's that guy telling the Democratic Party to be conservative about what they wish for from their next president? Wait, isn't that Barack 'Yes, we can' Obama, the media darling that led the country before Trump 'ruined it all?' | The cold shower poured on Friday by the former US president in front of a room full of wealthy donors in Washington was obviously directed at Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the progressive contenders in the Democratic primary race. The two senators have proposed a number of policies to radically change the way America functions economically and politically — for the benefi…

Christine Harrison (2019-11-16). Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House. splcenter.org Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."

Eds. (2019-11-16). Communiqué of the Movement to Socialism (MAS-IPSP). mronline.org The Bolivian people are living through terrible moments, with police officers and motorcyclists storm the streets and the military high command deciding to attack the citizens as a means of pacification, including preventing prominent people, religious leaders and political leaders from finding constitutional and democratic solutions to the crisis we are facing. | Source

Ryan Grim (2019-11-15). Pete Buttigieg Touted Three Major Supporters of His Douglass Plan for Black America. They Were Alarmed When They Saw It. theintercept.com "I never actually endorsed the plan. They went ahead and used my name," said one prominent South Carolinian who the campaign named as a top supporter.

RT (2019-11-15). 'Meant to intimidate': Code Pink's Medea Benjamin slams bogus police raid as crackdown on peace activism. rt.com Peace activist Medea Benjamin slammed a recent police raid on her home after she was accused of "assaulting" a Democratic congresswoman, calling it an act of "intimidation" against those opposing US interventionist policies. | Over a dozen officers from the US Capitol Police surrounded Benjamin's home on Wednesday, alleging the activist assaulted Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Florida) at a press conference earlier that day, but Benjamin says the charge is phoney. | "This is selective prosecution and it's bogus," she told RT, adding "I'm a peace activist, I don't assault anyone." | They make up thin…

RT (2019-11-15). Ex-Ukraine envoy's feelings that Trump 'threatened' her & his 'real-time attacks' on Twitter are IMPEACHABLE, Democrats say. rt.com Ex-ambassador Marie Yovanovitch feeling "threatened" by President Donald Trump and his tweet criticizing her "in real-time" during her testimony amount to new grounds for impeachment, Democrats and their media proxies claimed. | During Friday's impeachment hearing, Yovanovitch complained that she's been the victim of a "smear campaign" by the Trump administration, carried out particularly by the president's personal counsel Rudy Giuliani — and Trump himself. | The former ambassador recalled her reaction to the transcript of the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a testi…

Andrew Levine (2019-11-15). Get Trump First, But Then… counterpunch.org Were Donald Trump and the Republicans who support him slightly less relentless in giving reasons to despair for the human race, it would be a lot harder than it now is to maintain a proper perspective. Trump and those hideous GOP House members defending him on TV are so execrable and pose such a clear More

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-15). Israel Kills Over 30 In Gaza, Bolivia Coup About Lithium And More & Israeli Group Taking Syria's Oil. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Kate Ruane (2019-11-15). Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them. aclu.org President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine spoke on the phone. The president insists the call was " perfect." Others are concerned that, during the call, the president intimated he would withhold financial aid appropriated to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian president agreed to investigate former-Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival of the president. | How do we even know about any of this? A…

Fight Back (2019-11-15). MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia" fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…

Hannah Gais (2019-11-15). Demands for Stephen Miller's Resignation Grow Following SPLC Report. splcenter.org Leaders of several Democratic caucuses became the latest voices demanding the resignation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller after an SPLC investigation showed, through leaked emails, his affinity for white nationalism.

Fight Back (2019-11-15). UNF SDS says 'No Nazis at UNF' again. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – The University of North Florida's (UNF) chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a banner drop on November 13, condemning recent Neo-Nazi propaganda that has been posted around campus. The hand-written banner read, "Neo-Nazis not welcome here." | On November 5, UNF's student newspaper released an article of students finding multiple Neo-Nazi flyers around campus that read, "It's ok to genocide subhumans" and "The struggle never ends. Join the F.K.D." FKD stands for Feuerkrieg Division, a splinter group of the paramilitary extremist group, Atomwaffen Division which has been linked…

Fight Back (2019-11-15). LA rally marks 25 years since racist California Prop 187. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On November 9, hundreds rallied in downtown Los Angeles at Los Angeles State Historic Park to mark 25 years after the defeat of the racist California Proposition 187. California Proposition 187 which was commonly referred to as the Save Our State (SOS) initiative, was a 1994 ballot initiative initiated by the Republican Party with then Republican Governor Pete Wilson attacking mostly Mexican immigrants. Prop 187 called for a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibited the undocumented from using non-emergency health care, public education and other services in the State of California.

Staff (2019-11-15). Sen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S. democracynow.org The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, co-moderated by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali, was held last Friday at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was one of six Democratic candidates to share his plans to confront environmental injustices and the climate crisis. Booker spoke about racial disparities in the U.S., the creation of renewable energy jobs and the water contamination crises in cities across the country, including his hometown of Newark. "My community is not alone," Booker said. "Lead service…

Staff (2019-11-15). "This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA. democracynow.org On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…

Staff (2019-11-15). Justice for Rodney Reed: Millions Urge Texas to Halt Execution Amid New Evidence of His Innocence. democracynow.org The Supreme Court considers Friday whether to take up the case of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner in Texas who is scheduled to be executed in less than a week for a murder he says he did not commit. On Thursday, Reed's family braved the cold to camp outside the Supreme Court for a vigil asking the justices to help halt the execution. Millions of people around the country have joined their cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's…

Staff (2019-11-15). Headlines for November 15, 2019. democracynow.org Two Killed as 16-Year-Old Student Opens Fire at L.A. County High School, El Paso Walmart Reopens, Three Months After Massacre by Racist Gunman, House Speaker Pelosi Accuses Trump of Bribery, an Impeachable Offense, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine to Testify She Felt Threatened by Trump, Chile to Hold Referendum on Rewriting Pinochet-Era Constitution, Chilean Protesters Mark Anniversary of Police Killing of Indigenous Activist, Mon Laferte Holds Topless Protest Against Chilean State Violence at Latin Grammys, Indigenous Bolivians Protest as Interim President Orders Evo Morales Silenced, Israel Resumes Bombing as…

Thomas Knapp (2019-11-15). Trump's Democratic Critics Want it Both Ways on Biden, Clinton. counterpunch.org US president Donald Trump "elevated his political interest above the national interest and demanded foreign interference in an American election," Peter Beinart asserts at The Atlantic. "What's received less attention is what the scandal reveals about Joe Biden: He showed poor judgment because his staff shielded him from hard truths. If that sounds faintly familiar, More

Eds. (2019-11-15). Behind the racist coup in Bolivia. mronline.org Sunday November the 10th, at approximately 4pm (eastern standard time) the democratically elected president and vice president of Bolivia, Evo Morales and àÅlvaro García respectively, were forced to resign from power. | Source

Reese Erlich (2019-11-14). Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq. progressive.org Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination.

Spencer Woodman (2019-11-14). New Senate Bill Would Curtail ICE's "Unnecessary Overuse of Solitary Confinement" theintercept.com A group of prominent U.S. senators introduced legislation Thursday that would dramatically curtail the use of solitary confinement inside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers. | The bill, sponsored by Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, takes aim at a range of practices identified in Solitary Voices, an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Intercept investigation into the heavy use of solitary confinement by ICE. | Press releases from …

Eoin Higgins (2019-11-14). "We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup. theantimedia.com Unrest continued in Bolivia Thursday as protests against the right-wing coup that unseated democratically-elected President Evo Morales on Sunday.

Staff (2019-11-14). In First Public Impeachment Hearing, Trump Implicated in Effort to Pressure Ukraine to Probe Bidens. democracynow.org The first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump was held Wednesday. Trump is just the fourth president in U.S. history to face impeachment. Two witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. They both said President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company. We play highlights from the hearing.

Staff (2019-11-14). CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions. democracynow.org CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…

Staff (2019-11-14). "This Is Unacceptable": Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon Says Trump Is a Rogue President. democracynow.org The public phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump began Wednesday, with testimonies from two witnesses: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. The hearing brought forth new details about a previously unknown phone call in July between President Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Both Kent and Taylor expressed concern over the role President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had in dictating U.S. policy on Ukraine. We speak with Elizabeth Holtzman, a former U.S. congressme…

Staff (2019-11-14). Chilean Activist: Same Elites Who Caused Social Crisis Can't Be Trusted to Write New Constitution. democracynow.org In Chile, protesters led a massive national strike Tuesday as they condemned the government's plans to rewrite the country's Constitution, which dates back to Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Chile's interior minister announced Sunday the government would draft a new constitution that Congress would then rewrite and put to a public referendum. But protesters say the people should be involved with the rewriting of the constitution from the beginning and that this is an attempt by Sebastián Piñera's government to delay political and social reforms in Chile. The Chilean authorities have killed at least 20 people…

Staff (2019-11-14). Headlines for November 14, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Diplomats Testify Trump Pressured Ukraine to Dig Up Political Dirt on Bidens, Trump Claims He Was "Too Busy" to Watch Impeachment Inquiry, Trump Hosts President Erdogan at White House Amid Turkish Attacks in Syria, 34 Palestinians Killed in Two Days as Israel Bombs Gaza Strip, Exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales Calls for "National Dialogue", Protests Rage as Bolivia's Self-Proclaimed Interim President Swears In Cabinet, Lebanese Soldiers Shoot and Kill Man as Protests Enter Fifth Week, Zimbabwe: Millions at Risk of Starving Amid Climate Change-Fueled Drought, Hundreds of Elephants Die as Drought Grips Sou…

Robert Mackey (2019-11-13). Trump Directed Diplomat to Ask Ukraine to Probe Biden in Overheard Cellphone Call. theintercept.com Trump told a U.S. diplomat who called him from a restaurant in Kyiv that he wanted Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, according to a State Department witness.

Akela Lacy (2019-11-13). Under Pressure From Left, New Jersey Democrats Back Off Vote to Gut Minimum Wage Law. theintercept.com After passing a $15 minimum wage, Democrats are pushing a bill that would suspend scheduled wage increases based on changes in unemployment or retail sales.

Staff (2019-11-13). Democracy on Trial: Bill Moyers on Impeachment Inquiry & Why PBS Should Air Hearings in Primetime. democracynow.org Televised impeachment hearings begin today in the inquiry into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals. Two witnesses are testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Both officials have privately told congressional investigators that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Donald Trump is just the fourth U.S. presi…

Staff (2019-11-13). A Coup? A Debate on the Political Crisis in Bolivia That Led to Evo Morales's Resignation. democracynow.org In Bolivia, right-wing Senator Jeanine àÅñez declared herself president Tuesday night despite a lack of quorum in Congress, amid a deepening political crisis in the country. Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, left the country Monday after being granted asylum in Mexico. Morales announced his resignation Sunday shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his departure. His Movement Toward Socialism party is refusing to recognize àÅñez as president, calling her claim illegal and decrying Evo Morales's resignation over the weekend as a military coup. Last month, M…

Staff (2019-11-13). Bill Moyers on Impeachment: All Presidents Lie, But Trump Has Created a Culture of Lying. democracynow.org We continue our conversation with legendary journalist Bill Moyers, who covered impeachment proceedings against Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The first televised impeachment hearings into President Trump begin today. Moyers says the current administration and the media have created a "culture of lying" that goes beyond what other presidents have done. "All presidents lie. It's a defense they use. But not all presidents lie systemically," Moyers says.

Staff (2019-11-13). Headlines for November 13, 2019. democracynow.org Televised Impeachment Hearings Begin Today, Right-Wing Senator Declares Herself President of Bolivia, Turkish President Erdogan Visiting Trump at White House, Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments over DACA Program, Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case of Mexican Teen Killed by U.S. Border Agent, Supreme Court Clears Way for Sandy Hook Families to Sue Gun Manufacturer, Federal Court Rules Warrantless Searches of Phones at Airport Are Unconstitutional, HHS Probes Google's Program to Collect Healthcare Data of Americans, U.S. Government Detained Record Number of Migrant Children in 2019, SPLC: Stephen Miller Sought t…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-12). James Corbett Interview — ISIS Was Created, Armed And Funded By US/Israel & It's An Open Secret. thelastamericanvagabond.com The US government armed Osama Bin Laden; it armed Saddam Hussain with chemical weapons to be used against Iran in 1980; it armed the very groups that later became ISIS. Yet we are sold an entirely different yarn by the US government and its lap dog MSM. Today I have invited James Corbett on the …

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-12). Leaked Audio Recordings Implicate Cruz, Menendez And Rubio In Bolivia Coup & Veteran's Day Reality. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Marie O'Reilly (2019-11-12). Sanctions Against North Korea Hurt Women. progressive.org "Maximum pressure" sanctions have failed to change policies in Pyongyang, and have had grave human costs.

Staff (2019-11-12). Vowing to End Cash Bail & Reform Justice System, Chesa Boudin Wins San Francisco DA Race. democracynow.org In a stunning victory, public defender Chesa Boudin has been declared the winner of a hotly contested district attorney's race in San Francisco. Boudin ran on a platform to end cash bail and dismantle the war on drugs, and was endorsed by Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. His win sends a pointed message to the Democratic establishment, which had mobilized in full force against his campaign. San Francisco Mayor London Breed, California Governor Gavin Newsom and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris all endorsed Boudin's opponent, Suzy Loftus. Boudin is the child of Weather Underground…

Staff (2019-11-12). "Seattle Is Not For Sale": Voters Rebuke Amazon, Re-electing Socialist Kshama Sawant. democracynow.org In Seattle, Socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has been re-elected in a race that pitted her against Amazon — Seattle's largest private employer and one of the most powerful companies in the world. Overall, Amazon poured $1.5 million into Seattle's City Council election and backed Sawant's opponent, Egan Orion, with nearly half a million dollars. Kshama Sawant is Seattle's first Socialist politician elected in nearly a century. She has successfully pushed a number of progressive policies, including making Seattle the first major American city to adopt a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Kshama Sawant joins…

Staff (2019-11-12). The Edge of Democracy: Lula Is Freed in Brazil in Victory for Movement to Resist Bolsonaro. democracynow.org In Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was freed from prison Friday after 580 days behind bars. Lula's surprise release came after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled to end the mandatory imprisonment of people convicted of crimes who are appealing their cases. He was serving a 12-year sentence over a disputed corruption and money laundering conviction handed down by conservative Judge Sérgio Moro, an ally of current far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and has long maintained his innocence. Lula has vowed to challenge Bolsonaro in the 2022 elections. At the time of his imprisonment in April…

Staff (2019-11-12). Headlines for November 12, 2019. democracynow.org Longtime Bolivian President Evo Morales Takes Asylum in Mexico, Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on DACA Cases, Televised Impeachment Hearings to Start Tomorrow, Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick May Jump Into 2020 Race, NY Republican Congressman Peter King Retires, Donald Trump Jr. Heckled Off Stage by His Own Supporters, EPA to Restrict Scientific Research Used to Write Public Health Regulations, Israeli Military Kills Palestinian Commander in Targeted Assassination in Gaza, Afghan Government & Taliban Agree on Prisoner Exchange, Chilean Government Bows to Protests & Agrees to Rewrite Constitution, 260 Arrested in…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-11). Turkey's Syria 'Ethnic Cleansing' In US Memo, US Can Shoot 'Any Syrian' Over Oil & A Bolivia Coup. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Susan Price (2019-11-11). 'Hong Kong is becoming a police dictatorship'. greenleft.org.au China-Hong Kong relations Pip HinmanIssue 1245 Hong Kong 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy movementNovember 11, 2019Hong Kong police unleashed a new wave of violence against protesters on November 11, killing one and injuring others. Green…

Staff (2019-11-11). Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Environmental Justice, Shutting Down Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires. democracynow.org Six 2020 presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — participated in the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on November 8. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali co-moderated the event, which took place at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. We air highlights of Warren speaking about the climate crisis, public health, shutting down pipelines, capitalism, the order of primary states and more.

Staff (2019-11-11). "This Is a Military Coup": Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls for His Ouster. democracynow.org Bolivia is in a state of political crisis after longtime President Evo Morales resigned Sunday following what he described as a military coup. Weeks of protests have taken place since a disputed election last month. Morales announced his resignation in a televised address Sunday, shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his resignation. Bolivia's vice president also resigned Sunday, as did the head of the Bolivian Senate and the lower house. Opposition leader Jeanine àÅñez, who is the second vice president of the Bolivian Senate, is claiming she will assume the presidency today.

Staff (2019-11-11). Headlines for November 11, 2019. democracynow.org Longtime Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns, Brazilian Former President Lula Freed from Prison, Haley Said Kelly and Tillerson Told Her to Work Against Trump, Syria: 8 Killed in Bombing in Tel Abyad, Iraq: Death Toll in Anti-Government Protests Rise to 319, Hong Kong: Police Shoot Student Protester at Close Range | , Cyclone Kills 20 in Bangladesh & India; Wildfires Rage in Australia | , Germans Mark 30th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall | , Hundreds Protest Construction of Trump's Border Wall in Sonoran Desert | , Kshama Sawant Declares Victory in Seattle City Council Race | , Chesa Boudin Wins San Francis…

Staff (2019-11-10). Thousands Rally with Bernie Sanders and AOC at Iowa Climate Summit. therealnews.com The day after he held the biggest Iowa rally of the election cycle, Sanders held a climate summit in Des Moines. TRNN's Dharna Noor and Jaisal Noor spoke with attendees.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-09). Possible False Flag In Iraq, US Votes Against Anti-Nazi Res. & Pompeo's Iran Nuclear Lies Debunked. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Staff (2019-11-08). Remembering the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre When Police Shot Dead Three Unarmed Black Students. democracynow.org The 1968 Orangeburg massacre is one of the most violent and least remembered events of the civil rights movement. A crowd of students gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University to protest segregation at Orangeburg's only bowling alley. After days of escalating tensions, students started a bonfire and held a vigil on the campus to protest. Dozens of police arrived on the scene, and state troopers fired live ammunition into the crowd. When the shooting stopped, three students were dead and 28 wounded. Although the tragedy predated the Kent State shootings and Jackson State killings and it was the fir…

Jeff Bryant (2019-11-05). Investigations Unearth Systemic Corruption in K-12 School Leadership—and Students and Teachers Lose Out. progressive.org Much of the blame lies with an education reform movement that has exhorted schools to operate more like businesses and mimic corporate hiring processes.

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-05). The Leisure Agenda Will Give Americans Less Work and More Free Time. peoplespolicyproject.org Read the Paper | People's Policy Project, in collaboration with the newly-formed Gravel Institute, has released its latest major paper: "The Leisure Agenda." Ryan Cooper authored the paper. Jon White designed the paper. | The paper begins by documenting how overworked Americans are relative to people in similarly-developed countries. The average American worker puts in 269 more market work hours each year than…

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

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-03). Warren's Medicare Head Tax Would Be About $9,500. peoplespolicyproject.org On Friday, I wrote a piece arguing that Elizabeth Warren's use of an employer head tax was not a good way to fund Medicare for All and that instead the more conventional choices of income and payroll taxes would be better. The reason they are better is because income and payroll taxes are based on how much income you receive while a head tax charges the same dollar amount for every worker regardless of their income, making it much more onerous on the lower and middle classes. | This point holds…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-02). Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/1/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-01). Warren's Perpetual Medicare Head Tax Is Unworkable and Bad. peoplespolicyproject.org Elizabeth Warren released her Medicare for All financing plan today. The main purpose of the proposal appears to be to find a plan that you can message as "not increasing middle class taxes," which is of course a nonsensical goal insofar, as Warren herself has said, what matters is middle class health care costs, not whether you categorize those costs as premiums, taxes, or out-of-pocket expenses. | Nonetheless, bowing to the stupid media discourse on this, Warren put forward a financing pro…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-30). The Baghdadi "DNA Test" Was Done BEFORE The Raid By The SDF Using His Underwear. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/29/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-29). Distracting With Baghdadi Psyop, US Sends "Withdrawn" Troops Back Into Syria, Along With MANY More. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/28/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-26). More Troops/Tanks To Syria Confirmed, OPCW Whistleblower, Barr's PreCrime & Mossad Clinton Blackmail. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/25/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

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

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-25). Trump To Send Possibly Thousands Of Troops & Tanks To "Secure Syria's Oil" & Iraq Goes To UN Over US. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/24/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Matt Bruenig (2019-10-24). New Poll Finds Voters Strongly Oppose Employer Insurance. peoplespolicyproject.org Many centrist pundits have convinced themselves that Medicare for All (M4A) is unpopular because, when you include certain details about M4A in polling questions, support levels drop significantly. But in convincing themselves of this, centrist pundits seem remarkably incurious about whether this same thing occurs for employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) when you include certain details about it in polling questions. | Earlier this week, Emerson Polling helped answer this question when it aske…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-23). Trump Says US War With Iran May Be Soon, Putin/Erdogan Syria Deal & Iraq Says No US Troops Allowed. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/22/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

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

2019-11-18: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media!

Don't Suppress Votes of New Citizens
Terri Gerstein | progressive.org | 2019-11-18
A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote.
progressive.org/dispatches/dont-suppress-votes-of-new-citizens-gerstein-191118/

Obama joins effort to push Democratic primary campaign to the right
wsws.org | 2019-11-18
Obama declared his opposition to anything "revolutionary" or "crazy" being put forward by presidential candidates whom he did not name, although he was clearly referring to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/18/obam-n18.html

US Dirty Hands Escalate Hong Kong Violence
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-18
Months of violence and chaos in Hong Kong have US dirty hands all over them. | Orchestrated by the CIA in cahoots with other anti-democratic US agencies and anti-government Chinese hooligans, there's nothing spontaneous about what's going on endlessly. | Days earlier, …
globalresearch.ca/us-dirty-hands-escalate-hong-kong-violence/5695259

The Most Impeachable President vs. The Most Hesitant Congress. What Are The Democrats Waiting For?
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-18
Amid the worst Republican President and Republican Party in modern times, the Democrats are playing the politics of low expectations. This is not the time for Democrats to be in disarray. On Capitol Hill, the prevailing view of most Democrats is that they will cling to their House majority and they shouldn't expect to regain…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/18/the-most-impeachable-president-vs-the-most-hesitant-congress-what-are-the-democrats-waiting-for/

Immigrants Feel Broaden Risk During Fires
Ryan Gopar | indybay.org | 2019-11-18
This is an opinion piece on the anxiety endured by the immigrant population. While referencing events in northern California, the climate of fear is throughout all of the United States. This piece is meant to raise awareness of and for immigrants, in relation to the Public Charge Rules.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/15/18828131.php

If You Care About Medicare for All or a Green New Deal, Here's the Senate Primary That Matters
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-11-18
Coons, a devotee of bipartisanship, is being challenged by Jess Scarane, who was inspired by progressive Kerri Harris's 2018 Senate campaign.
theintercept.com/2019/11/18/chris-coons-delaware-primary-jess-scarane/

US Says Israeli Settlements Are Legal, 23 Killed In Bolivia As Violent Coup Ignored & Venezuela Flop
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-18
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/18/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/us-says-israeli-settlements-are-legal-23-killed-in-bolivia-as-violent-coup-ignored-venezuela-flop/

Concessions first, meeting later: N. Korea says will not 'gift' another summit to Trump
rt.com | 2019-11-18
Pyongyang has made it clear that it will not agree to another high-level meeting between Chairman Kim Jong-un and the US President Donald Trump unless Washington changes its "hostile" policies towards the Asian nation. | Talks between North Korea and the US on Pyongyang's nuclear program, kicked off by a Trump-Kim summit in Singapore in June 2018, have failed to produce any meaningful results and improve bilateral relations between the two nations, North's Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan said. | The negotiating process ended up in a deadlock even though two leaders had a meeting in February, exchanged le…
rt.com/news/473736-pyongyang-concessions-washington-gift-summit/

Trump Willing to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-18
United States President Donald Trump indicated publicly Monday for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. | RELATED: | Trump's Ukraine Phone Call 'Unusual, Inappropriate': VP Aide | "Even though I did nothing wrong, and don't like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly con…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Willing-to-Testify-in-Impeachment-Inquiry-20191118-0005.html

Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia's Election – Pro-coup editorials rely on–and misreport–questionable evidence from the dubious OAS
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-11-18
by Gregory Shupak | To endorse the coup in Bolivia, numerous editorials in major US media outlets paint President Evo Morales as undemocratic. Exhibit A in their case is the Organization of American States' (OAS) claims that there was fraud in the October 20 Bolivian election in which Morales was elected for a fourth term. They also argue that he should not have been allowed to run again in the first place. | The New York Times' editorial ( 11/11/19) accused Morales of "brazenly abusing the power and institutions put in his care by…
fair.org/home/unpacking-media-propaganda-about-bolivias-election/

Dictatorship is Preparing for a State of Siege: Evo Morales
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-18
The Bolivian President in exile, Evo Morales, said on Monday that the de facto government established in his nation is preparing for a state of siege to contain the protests against the coup. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Arrested, Harassed In Bolivia Return Home Safely | "After massacreing 24 indigenous people, they now preparing for a State of Siege. It would be the confirmation that instead of respecting democracy, they installed a dictatorship," the Bolivian leader said via his Tw…
telesurenglish.net/news/Dictatorship-is-Preparing-for-a-State-of-Siege-Evo-Morales-20191118-0002.html

Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists
Common Dreams | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-18
"Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All governments must sever relations with this illegal regime."

Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists

Even With a Wealth Tax, Economic Policy Ensures Billionaires Will Exist
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-18
The Democratic presidential campaign has taken a strange twist in recent days, with candidates being asked whether we should have billionaires. While there may be some grand philosophical questions at stake here, I will stick to more mundane economic ones. The real question is: How do you want the economy to work? | The basic story is that if we have a market economy, some people can get very rich. If we buy the right-wing story, the superrich got their money from their great contribution to socie…
truthout.org/articles/even-with-a-wealth-tax-economic-policy-ensures-billionaires-will-exist/

Chuka Umunna trots out an utterly 'disgraceful' lie as massive numbers of kids live in poverty
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-11-18
Chuka Umunna quite rightly got slated for making "disgraceful" comments BBC Politics Live on 18 November. Because as new figures showed child poverty and foodbank use have hit horrific highs, he seemed to argue that austerity was over. | "Beyond austerity" — wtaf?!: | Liberal Democrat candidate Umunna claimed: We're beyond austerity now. | Thankfully, economist Grace Blakeley took Umunna down, saying: We are so not beyond austerity. That is a disgraceful thing to say. | "We are so beyond austerity now" — Lib Dem Chuka Umunna | "We are so not beyond austerity now, that's a disgraceful thing to say"
thecanary.co/uk/2019/11/18/chuka-umunna-trots-out-an-utterly-disgraceful-lie-as-massive-numbers-of-kids-live-in-poverty/

Political Profiteering off the Trauma of Black Women
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-11-18
In state and national elections, Democratic politicians court the power of Black women's votes. But are the issues that shape and impact the lives of Black women really respected by, and reflected in, the policies of the political class that courts them so heavily?
therealnews.com/stories/political-profiteering-trauma-black-women

Brutal repression as Bolivian coup regime tries to defeat mass protests
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-11-18
For almost 14 years, Bolivia's government has been an example of how democratic socialism can be successful. For that reason, the US and its local allies have conspired to…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/11/18/brutal-repression-as-bolivian-coup-regime-tries-to-defeat-mass-protests/

UBER ZUM School Transit in SF & US Ukraine Privatization Corruption
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2019-11-18
WorkWeek covers the systemic corruption and looting of Ukraine by both Democrats and Republicans. It also covers the role of both parties in funding, training and arming nazis in the Ukraine who were involved in attacking trade unions and murdering over 100 people in a massacre at the Odessa Trade Union headquarters. Workweek also covers the union busting effort of the SFUSD superintendent Vincent Matthews and the SFUSD Board to contract out the school bus drivers to UBER ZUM operation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/16/18828158.php

Bloomberg Apologizes for 'Stop-and-Frisk' Police Practice
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-18
WASHINGTON — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial "stop-and-frisk" police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York's mayor and continued to defend despite its disproportionate impact on people of color. | Addressing a black church in Brooklyn, Bloomberg said he was "sorry" and acknowledged it often led to the detention of blacks and Latinos. | "I can't change history," Bloomberg told the congregation. "However today, I want you to know that I realize back then I was wrong." | Bloomberg's reversal is…
truthdig.com/articles/bloomberg-apologizes-for-stop-and-frisk-police-practice/

Louisiana governor wins re-election in blow to Trump
wsws.org | 2019-11-18
Edwards won despite three campaign appearances by President Trump and an all-out effort by the Republican National Committee.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/18/loui-n18.html

Another Death Penalty Horror: Stark Disparities in Media and Activist Attention
Stephen Cooper | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-18
On November 12, intrepid abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean tweeted to her legions of followers: "What do Sen. Ted Cruz, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and me all have in common? We're among a growing local and national movement asking Texas @GovAbbott to stop the scheduled Nov. 20 execution of #RodneyReed[.]" But for Twitter's…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/18/another-death-penalty-horror-stark-disparities-in-media-and-activist-attention/

Yang Doesn't Add Up
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-11-18
Yang Doesn't Add Up…
thenation.com/article/andrew-yang-critique-ubi/

Trump 'Pandering to His Extremist Base' on Israeli Settlements, Says Bernie Sanders
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-18
Sanders was one of a number of critics who saw the Monday announcement that the White House won't treat the settlements as illegal as another attack on the Palestinian people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_30_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/18/trump-pandering-his-extremist-base-israeli-settlements-says-bernie-sanders?cd-origin=rss

'Just Not a Serious Opinion in 2019': Critics Pan Joe Biden Claim That Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-18
"Perpetuating unsubstantiated theories like this hurts people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/biden_healthcare_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/18/just-not-serious-opinion-2019-critics-pan-joe-biden-claim-marijuana-gateway-drug?cd-origin=rss

'Pinochet-Style Dictatorship': Bolivia's Coup Government Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers and Journalists
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-18
"Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All governments must sever relations with this illegal regime." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/anez_bolivia_coup.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/18/pinochet-style-dictatorship-bolivias-coup-government-threatens-arrest-leftist?cd-origin=rss

'Fear of Victory' for Sanders or Warren in 2020 Driving Bloomberg and Patrick Bids, Say Progressive Critics
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-18
"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." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/deval_patrick_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/18/fear-victory-sanders-or-warren-2020-driving-bloomberg-and-patrick-bids-say?cd-origin=rss

'Time Is Up': Campaigners Occupy Pelosi's Office, Launch Global Hunger Strike for Climate Action
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-18
The global grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion is resorting to a hunger strike Monday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as its primary target in the United States, demanding that the Democratic leader embrace bold climate action as progressive lawmakers have. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen20shot202019-11-1820at201.09.2220pm.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/18/time-campaigners-occupy-pelosis-office-launch-global-hunger-strike-climate-action?cd-origin=rss

After Texas Court Blocks Execution, Rodney Reed Has a Chance to Prove His Innocence in 1996 Murder
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
In a stunning decision handed down Friday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted the execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for a murder he says he did not commit. The appeals court ordered a review of the case to examine claims of prosecutorial misconduct. Millions of people around the country had joined Reed's cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's murder after his DNA…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/18/rodney_reed_scheduled_execution_in_texas

Leaked Cables Show Depth of Iranian Influence in Iraq After U.S. Invasion "Shattered" the Country
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
An unprecedented leak of secret intelligence reports from inside the Iranian government has shed new light on how Iran has taken control of much of the Iraqi government in the wake of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The documents from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security were leaked to The Intercept, which then partnered with The New York Times on reporting the story. The leak includes 700 pages of intelligence documents from 2014 to 2015. The documents reveal that a number of Iraqis who once worked with the CIA went on to work with Iranian intelligence. We speak with Murtaza Hussain, a reporter at The Intercept…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/18/iran_leaked_cables_show_control_of

Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-18
In Bolivia, at least 23 people have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales, the country's first indigenous president, resigned at the demand of the military last week. Growing unrest quickly turned to violent chaos on Friday outside Cochabamba when military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100. The violence began soon after thousands of protesters — many indigenous coca leaf growers — gathered for a peaceful march in the town of Sacaba and then attempted to cross a military checkpoint into Cochabamba. Ami…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/18/bolivia_cochabamba_massacre_anti_indigenous_violence

Jimmy Dore: until we fix Democratic Party elites' corruption, we won't defeat Trump's
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-17
Jimmy Dore pushes back on impeachment and Ukrainegate, Hillary Clinton's smear of Tulsi Gabbard as a Russian asset, the DNC's…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/17/jimmy-dore-until-we-fix-democratic-party-elites-corruption-we-wont-defeat-trumps/

Bolivia's New US-Made Dictatorship, Netanyahu Wins As Gaza Loses & Iran's Protests Are Trump's Fault
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-17
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/bolivias-new-us-made-dictatorship-netanyahu-wins-as-gaza-loses-irans-protests-are-trumps-fault/

CAP's Topher Spiro Is Trying to Deceive Journalists By Lying
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
It's been fun to see how the Center for American Progress (CAP) navigates this year's presidential election. For insider political reasons, they can't support Biden or Sanders. But for a long time, it was unclear who the alternative candidate they could support would be. | When Kamala Harris was rising, CAP's staff was doing overtime boosting her on Twitter and in the press, including boosting Harris's absurd health care proposal. But Harris's collapse put an end to that strategy. Recently Warren has risen as the alternative and so CAP has been working to promote her campaign, which puts CAP in the comical positi…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/17/caps-topher-spiro-is-trying-to-deceive-journalists-by-lying/

Obama Hinted Democratic Candidates Should Not Move Too Far Left
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-17
Former United States President Barack Obama said Friday before a crowd of wealthy liberal donors from the Democratic Party that voters won't choose a presidential candidate whose ideas are, according to him, "too zealous and radical," the New York Times reported. | RELATED: | Forsaken by Trump, DACA Dreamers Seek US Supreme Court Reprieve | While the ex-president did not mention any specific candidate or policy proposal, he said that the Democrats, independents, and moderate R…
telesurenglish.net/news/Obama-Says-Democratic-Candidates-Should-Not-Move-Too-Far-Left-20191117-0008.html

Boomtown staff's 'traumatic' weekend reveals the darkest side of the gig economy
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-11-17
The story that follows reveals one of the darkest sides of the gig economy. Several subcontracted bar staff at Boomtown Fair, a music festival held near Winchester, spoke to The Canary about their 'traumatic' experience at this year's event. | The staff, who have been kept anonymous, claim they were "treated like cattle", racially profiled, intimidated, and abused. Though not officially hired by Boomtown Fair, they were subcontracted by three employment agencies contracted by the festival: Freemans Event Partners, Mint Staffing Solutions, and Harrison Lee Recruitment. | A coming storm: | News of bad weath…
thecanary.co/investigation/2019/11/17/boomtown-staffs-traumatic-weekend-reveals-the-darkest-side-of-the-gig-economy/

Warren's Head Tax Is Not More Popular Than A Payroll Tax
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-17
As we know by now, Elizabeth Warren's Medicare head tax proposal is a regressive mess ( I, II, III, IV). Warren's team knows this. The goal of the proposal i…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/17/warrens-head-tax-is-not-more-popular-than-a-payroll-tax/

Democrats Not Headed Too Far Left, Says Ocasio-Cortez, 'We Are Bringing the Party Home'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-17
"I want to be the party of the New Deal again," says the progressive congresswoman from New York. "The party of the Civil Rights Act, the one that electrified this nation and fights for all people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/aoc_fdr_bernie_democratic_party.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/17/democrats-not-headed-too-far-left-says-ocasio-cortez-we-are-bringing-party-home?cd-origin=rss

'Too Clever for Its Own Good': Progressives Concerned Over Warren's New Medicare for All Strategy
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-17
"The idea that the next Democratic president could pass a major public option bill and then, perhaps after the 2022 midterm elections, be in a position to pass actual Medicare for All is just not tenable. It's just not." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/warren_medicare_for_all_transition.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/17/too-clever-its-own-good-progressives-concerned-over-warrens-new-medicare-all?cd-origin=rss

Self-described 'moderate Republican' Obama tells Democrats not to wade TOO FAR LEFT, or else
rt.com | 2019-11-16
Who's that guy telling the Democratic Party to be conservative about what they wish for from their next president? Wait, isn't that Barack 'Yes, we can' Obama, the media darling that led the country before Trump 'ruined it all?' | The cold shower poured on Friday by the former US president in front of a room full of wealthy donors in Washington was obviously directed at Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the progressive contenders in the Democratic primary race. The two senators have proposed a number of policies to radically change the way America functions economically and politically — for the benefi…
rt.com/usa/473626-obama-tells-democrats-not-far-left/

Communiqué of the Movement to Socialism (MAS-IPSP)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-16
The Bolivian people are living through terrible moments, with police officers and motorcyclists storm the streets and the military high command deciding to attack the citizens as a means of pacification, including preventing prominent people, religious leaders and political leaders from finding constitutional and democratic solutions to the crisis we are facing. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/16/communique-of-the-movement-to-socialism-mas-ipsp/

Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House
Christine Harrison | splcenter.org | 2019-11-16
Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."
splcenter.org/news/2019/11/16/weekend-read-importance-documenting-racism-white-house

'Meant to intimidate': Code Pink's Medea Benjamin slams bogus police raid as crackdown on peace activism
rt.com | 2019-11-15
Peace activist Medea Benjamin slammed a recent police raid on her home after she was accused of "assaulting" a Democratic congresswoman, calling it an act of "intimidation" against those opposing US interventionist policies. | Over a dozen officers from the US Capitol Police surrounded Benjamin's home on Wednesday, alleging the activist assaulted Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Florida) at a press conference earlier that day, but Benjamin says the charge is phoney. | "This is selective prosecution and it's bogus," she told RT, adding "I'm a peace activist, I don't assault anyone." | They make up thin…
rt.com/usa/473503-medea-benjamin-intimidation-attempt/

Pete Buttigieg Touted Three Major Supporters of His Douglass Plan for Black America. They Were Alarmed When They Saw It
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-11-15
"I never actually endorsed the plan. They went ahead and used my name," said one prominent South Carolinian who the campaign named as a top supporter.
theintercept.com/2019/11/15/pete-buttigieg-campaign-black-voters/

Israel Kills Over 30 In Gaza, Bolivia Coup About Lithium And More & Israeli Group Taking Syria's Oil
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-15
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-kills-over-30-in-gaza-bolivia-coup-about-lithium-and-more-israeli-group-taking-syrias-oil/

Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them
Kate Ruane | aclu.org | 2019-11-15
President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine spoke on the phone. The president insists the call was "perfect." Others are concerned that, during the call, the president intimated he would withhold financial aid appropriated to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian president agreed to investigate former-Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival of the president. | How do we even know about any of this? A…
aclu.org/news/free-speech/whistleblowers-are-public-servants-we-must-protect-them

Trump's Democratic Critics Want it Both Ways on Biden, Clinton
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-15
US president Donald Trump "elevated his political interest above the national interest and demanded foreign interference in an American election," Peter Beinart asserts at The Atlantic.
counterpunch.org/2019/11/15/trumps-democratic-critics-want-it-both-ways-on-biden-clinton/

Demands for Stephen Miller's Resignation Grow Following SPLC Report
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2019-11-15
Leaders of several Democratic caucuses became the latest voices demanding the resignation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller after an SPLC investigation showed, through leaked emails, his affinity for white nationalism.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/11/15/demands-stephen-millers-resignation-grow-following-splc-report

MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-15
Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…
fightbacknews.org/2019/11/15/mn-says-no-us-coup-bolivia

UNF SDS says 'No Nazis at UNF' again
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-15
Jacksonville, FL – The University of North Florida's (UNF) chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a banner drop on November 13, condemning recent Neo-Nazi propaganda that has been posted around campus. The hand-written banner read, "Neo-Nazis not welcome here." | On November 5, UNF's student newspaper released an article of students finding multiple Neo-Nazi flyers around campus that read, "It's ok to genocide subhumans" and "The struggle never ends. Join the F.K.D." FKD stands for Feuerkrieg Division, a splinter group of the paramilitary extremist group, Atomwaffen Division which has been linked…
fightbacknews.org/2019/11/14/unf-sds-says-no-nazis-unf-again

Behind the racist coup in Bolivia
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-15
Sunday November the 10th, at approximately 4pm (eastern standard time) the democratically elected president and vice president of Bolivia, Evo Morales and àÅlvaro García respectively, were forced to resign from power. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/15/behind-the-racist-coup-in-bolivia/

Ex-Ukraine envoy's feelings that Trump 'threatened' her & his 'real-time attacks' on Twitter are IMPEACHABLE, Democrats say
rt.com | 2019-11-15
Ex-ambassador Marie Yovanovitch feeling "threatened" by President Donald Trump and his tweet criticizing her "in real-time" during her testimony amount to new grounds for impeachment, Democrats and their media proxies claimed. | During Friday's impeachment hearing, Yovanovitch complained that she's been the victim of a "smear campaign" by the Trump administration, carried out particularly by the president's personal counsel Rudy Giuliani — and Trump himself. | The former ambassador recalled her reaction to the transcript of the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a testi…
rt.com/usa/473583-yovanovitch-impeachment-intimidation-trump/

Get Trump First, But Then
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-15
Were Donald Trump and the Republicans who support him slightly less relentless in giving reasons to despair for the human race, it would be a lot harder than it now is to maintain a proper perspective. Trump and those hideous GOP House members defending him on TV are so execrable and pose such a clear…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/15/get-trump-first-but-then/

LA rally marks 25 years since racist California Prop 187
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-15
Los Angeles, CA – On November 9, hundreds rallied in downtown Los Angeles at Los Angeles State Historic Park to mark 25 years after the defeat of the racist California Proposition 187. California Proposition 187 which was commonly referred to as the Save Our State (SOS) initiative, was a 1994 ballot initiative initiated by the Republican Party with then Republican Governor Pete Wilson attacking mostly Mexican immigrants. Prop 187 called for a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibited the undocumented from using non-emergency health care, public education and other services in the State of California.
fightbacknews.org/2019/11/14/la-rally-marks-25-years-racist-california-prop-187

Sen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, co-moderated by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali, was held last Friday at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was one of six Democratic candidates to share his plans to confront environmental injustices and the climate crisis. Booker spoke about racial disparities in the U.S., the creation of renewable energy jobs and the water contamination crises in cities across the country, including his hometown of Newark. "My community is not alone," Booker said. "Lead service…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/cory_booker_presidential_forum_environmental_justice

"This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/daca_supreme_court_oral_arguments_lead

Justice for Rodney Reed: Millions Urge Texas to Halt Execution Amid New Evidence of His Innocence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
The Supreme Court considers Friday whether to take up the case of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner in Texas who is scheduled to be executed in less than a week for a murder he says he did not commit. On Thursday, Reed's family braved the cold to camp outside the Supreme Court for a vigil asking the justices to help halt the execution. Millions of people around the country have joined their cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/rodney_reed_death_row_scheduled_execution

Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-11-14
Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination.
progressive.org/dispatches/new-arab-spring-lebanon-iraq-erlich-191114/

New Senate Bill Would Curtail ICE's "Unnecessary Overuse of Solitary Confinement"
Spencer Woodman | theintercept.com | 2019-11-14
A group of prominent U.S. senators introduced legislation Thursday that would dramatically curtail the use of solitary confinement inside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers. | The bill, sponsored by Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, takes aim at a range of practices identified in Solitary Voices, an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Intercept investigation into the heavy use of solitary confinement by ICE. | Press releases from
theintercept.com/2019/11/14/ice-solitary-confinement-dick-durbin-bill/

"We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-14
Unrest continued in Bolivia Thursday as protests against the right-wing coup that unseated democratically-elected President Evo Morales on Sunday.

"We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup

CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/activist_medea_benjamin_faces_threats_of

In First Public Impeachment Hearing, Trump Implicated in Effort to Pressure Ukraine to Probe Bidens
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
The first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump was held Wednesday. Trump is just the fourth president in U.S. history to face impeachment. Two witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. They both said President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company. We play highlights from the hearing.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/trump_public_impeachment_hearings_william_taylor

"This Is Unacceptable": Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon Says Trump Is a Rogue President
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
The public phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump began Wednesday, with testimonies from two witnesses: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. The hearing brought forth new details about a previously unknown phone call in July between President Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Both Kent and Taylor expressed concern over the role President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had in dictating U.S. policy on Ukraine. We speak with Elizabeth Holtzman, a former U.S. congressme…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/elizabeth_holtzman_trump_impeachment_public_hearing

Chilean Activist: Same Elites Who Caused Social Crisis Can't Be Trusted to Write New Constitution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
In Chile, protesters led a massive national strike Tuesday as they condemned the government's plans to rewrite the country's Constitution, which dates back to Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Chile's interior minister announced Sunday the government would draft a new constitution that Congress would then rewrite and put to a public referendum. But protesters say the people should be involved with the rewriting of the constitution from the beginning and that this is an attempt by Sebastián Piñera's government to delay political and social reforms in Chile. The Chilean authorities have killed at least 20 people…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/chile_national_strike_sebastian_pinera_constitution

Trump Directed Diplomat to Ask Ukraine to Probe Biden in Overheard Cellphone Call
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-11-13
Trump told a U.S. diplomat who called him from a restaurant in Kyiv that he wanted Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, according to a State Department witness.
theintercept.com/2019/11/13/trump-discussed-demand-biden-probe-cellphone-call-overheard-ukraine/

Under Pressure From Left, New Jersey Democrats Back Off Vote to Gut Minimum Wage Law
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-11-13
After passing a $15 minimum wage, Democrats are pushing a bill that would suspend scheduled wage increases based on changes in unemployment or retail sales.
theintercept.com/2019/11/13/minimum-wage-new-jersey-democrats/

Democracy on Trial: Bill Moyers on Impeachment Inquiry & Why PBS Should Air Hearings in Primetime
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
Televised impeachment hearings begin today in the inquiry into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals. Two witnesses are testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Both officials have privately told congressional investigators that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Donald Trump is just the fourth U.S. presi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bill_moyers_pbs_impeachment_watergate

Bill Moyers on Impeachment: All Presidents Lie, But Trump Has Created a Culture of Lying
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
We continue our conversation with legendary journalist Bill Moyers, who covered impeachment proceedings against Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The first televised impeachment hearings into President Trump begin today. Moyers says the current administration and the media have created a "culture of lying" that goes beyond what other presidents have done. "All presidents lie. It's a defense they use. But not all presidents lie systemically," Moyers says.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bill_moyers_trump_culture_of_lying

A Coup? A Debate on the Political Crisis in Bolivia That Led to Evo Morales's Resignation
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
In Bolivia, right-wing Senator Jeanine àÅñez declared herself president Tuesday night despite a lack of quorum in Congress, amid a deepening political crisis in the country. Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, left the country Monday after being granted asylum in Mexico. Morales announced his resignation Sunday shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his departure. His Movement Toward Socialism party is refusing to recognize àÅñez as president, calling her claim illegal and decrying Evo Morales's resignation over the weekend as a military coup. Last month, M…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bolivia_evo_morales_coup_debate

Leaked Audio Recordings Implicate Cruz, Menendez And Rubio In Bolivia Coup & Veteran's Day Reality
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-12
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James Corbett Interview — ISIS Was Created, Armed And Funded By US/Israel & It's An Open Secret
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-12
The US government armed Osama Bin Laden; it armed Saddam Hussain with chemical weapons to be used against Iran in 1980; it armed the very groups that later became ISIS. Yet we are sold an entirely different yarn by the US government and its lap dog MSM. Today I have invited James Corbett on the …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/interviews/james-corbett-interview-isis-created-armed-funded-by-us-israel-an-open-secret/

Sanctions Against North Korea Hurt Women
Marie O'Reilly | progressive.org | 2019-11-12
"Maximum pressure" sanctions have failed to change policies in Pyongyang, and have had grave human costs.
progressive.org/op-eds/north-korea-sanctions-hurt-women-oreilly-191112/

Vowing to End Cash Bail & Reform Justice System, Chesa Boudin Wins San Francisco DA Race
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-12
In a stunning victory, public defender Chesa Boudin has been declared the winner of a hotly contested district attorney's race in San Francisco. Boudin ran on a platform to end cash bail and dismantle the war on drugs, and was endorsed by Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. His win sends a pointed message to the Democratic establishment, which had mobilized in full force against his campaign. San Francisco Mayor London Breed, California Governor Gavin Newsom and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris all endorsed Boudin's opponent, Suzy Loftus. Boudin is the child of Weather Underground…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/12/chesa_boudin_san_francisco_district_attorney

"Seattle Is Not For Sale": Voters Rebuke Amazon, Re-electing Socialist Kshama Sawant
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-12
In Seattle, Socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has been re-elected in a race that pitted her against Amazon — Seattle's largest private employer and one of the most powerful companies in the world. Overall, Amazon poured $1.5 million into Seattle's City Council election and backed Sawant's opponent, Egan Orion, with nearly half a million dollars. Kshama Sawant is Seattle's first Socialist politician elected in nearly a century. She has successfully pushed a number of progressive policies, including making Seattle the first major American city to adopt a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Kshama Sawant joins…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/12/socialist_kshama_sawant_seattle_election_amazon

The Edge of Democracy: Lula Is Freed in Brazil in Victory for Movement to Resist Bolsonaro
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-12
In Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was freed from prison Friday after 580 days behind bars. Lula's surprise release came after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled to end the mandatory imprisonment of people convicted of crimes who are appealing their cases. He was serving a 12-year sentence over a disputed corruption and money laundering conviction handed down by conservative Judge Sérgio Moro, an ally of current far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and has long maintained his innocence. Lula has vowed to challenge Bolsonaro in the 2022 elections. At the time of his imprisonment in April…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/12/petra_costa_lula_edge_of_democracy

Turkey's Syria 'Ethnic Cleansing' In US Memo, US Can Shoot 'Any Syrian' Over Oil & A Bolivia Coup
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-11
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'Hong Kong is becoming a police dictatorship'
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-11
China-Hong Kong relations Pip HinmanIssue 1245 Hong Kong 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy movementNovember 11, 2019Hong Kong police unleashed a new wave of violence against protesters on November 11, killing one and injuring others. Green…
greenleft.org.au/content/hong-kong-becoming-police-dictatorship

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Environmental Justice, Shutting Down Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-11
Six 2020 presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — participated in the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on November 8. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali co-moderated the event, which took place at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. We air highlights of Warren speaking about the climate crisis, public health, shutting down pipelines, capitalism, the order of primary states and…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/11/elizabeth_warren_environmental_justice_amy_goodman

"This Is a Military Coup": Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls for His Ouster
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-11
Bolivia is in a state of political crisis after longtime President Evo Morales resigned Sunday following what he described as a military coup. Weeks of protests have taken place since a disputed election last month. Morales announced his resignation in a televised address Sunday, shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his resignation. Bolivia's vice president also resigned Sunday, as did the head of the Bolivian Senate and the lower house. Opposition leader Jeanine àÅñez, who is the second vice president of the Bolivian Senate, is claiming she will assume the presidency today.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/11/evo_morales_bolivia_protests_military_coup

Thousands Rally with Bernie Sanders and AOC at Iowa Climate Summit
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-11-10
The day after he held the biggest Iowa rally of the election cycle, Sanders held a climate summit in Des Moines. TRNN's Dharna Noor and Jaisal Noor spoke with attendees.
therealnews.com/stories/thousands-rally-with-bernie-sanders-and-aoc-at-iowa-climate-summit

Possible False Flag In Iraq, US Votes Against Anti-Nazi Res. & Pompeo's Iran Nuclear Lies Debunked
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-09
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Remembering the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre When Police Shot Dead Three Unarmed Black Students
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-08
The 1968 Orangeburg massacre is one of the most violent and least remembered events of the civil rights movement. A crowd of students gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University to protest segregation at Orangeburg's only bowling alley. After days of escalating tensions, students started a bonfire and held a vigil on the campus to protest. Dozens of police arrived on the scene, and state troopers fired live ammunition into the crowd. When the shooting stopped, three students were dead and 28 wounded. Although the tragedy predated the Kent State shootings and Jackson State killings and it was the fir…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/8/remembering_orangeburg_massacre_1968_south_carolina

The Leisure Agenda Will Give Americans Less Work and More Free Time
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-05
Read the Paper | People's Policy Project, in collaboration with the newly-formed Gravel Institute, has released its latest major paper: "The Leisure Agenda." Ryan Cooper authored the paper. Jon White designed the paper. | The paper begins by documenting how overworked Americans are relative to people in similarly-developed countries. The average American worker puts in 269 more market work hours each year than…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/05/the-leisure-agenda-will-give-americans-less-work-and-more-free-time/

Investigations Unearth Systemic Corruption in K-12 School Leadership–and Students and Teachers Lose Out
Jeff Bryant | progressive.org | 2019-11-05
Much of the blame lies with an education reform movement that has exhorted schools to operate more like businesses and mimic corporate hiring processes.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/investigations-corruption-school-leadership-byrant-191105/

"White Helmets Are Preparing New Chemical Provocations In Syria," France Bombs Iraq & Oil Occupation
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-03
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Warren's Medicare Head Tax Would Be About $9,500
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-03
On Friday, I wrote a piece arguing that Elizabeth Warren's use of an employer head tax was not a good way to fund Medicare for All and that instead the more conventional choices of income and payroll taxes would be better. The reason they are better is because income and payroll taxes are based on how much income you receive while a head tax charges the same dollar amount for every worker regardless of their income, making it much more onerous on the lower and middle classes. | This point holds…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/03/warrens-medicare-head-tax-would-be-about-9500/

Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-02
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Warren's Perpetual Medicare Head Tax Is Unworkable and Bad
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-01
Elizabeth Warren released her Medicare for All financing plan today. The main purpose of the proposal appears to be to find a plan that you can message as "not increasing middle class taxes," which is of course a nonsensical goal insofar, as Warren herself has said, what matters is middle class health care costs, not whether you categorize those costs as premiums, taxes, or out-of-pocket expenses. | Nonetheless, bowing to the stupid media discourse on this, Warren put forward a financing pro…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/01/warrens-perpetual-medicare-head-tax-is-unworkable-and-bad/

The Baghdadi "DNA Test" Was Done BEFORE The Raid By The SDF Using His Underwear
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-30
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Distracting With Baghdadi Psyop, US Sends "Withdrawn" Troops Back Into Syria, Along With MANY More
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-29
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More Troops/Tanks To Syria Confirmed, OPCW Whistleblower, Barr's PreCrime & Mossad Clinton Blackmail
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-26
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Russia Has 'Proof' US Is Smuggling Oil In Syria & Did Israel/US Create A Civil War In Lebanon?
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-26
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Trump To Send Possibly Thousands Of Troops & Tanks To "Secure Syria's Oil" & Iraq Goes To UN Over US
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-25
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Trump Says US War With Iran May Be Soon, Putin/Erdogan Syria Deal & Iraq Says No US Troops Allowed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-23
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US Stays In Syria, Kurds Call On Israel To Attack Turkey & US Says Israel Has 'Right' To Attack Iran
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-22
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Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-21
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Donald Best Interview — The Systematic Eradication Of Independent Media & Independent Thought
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-19
Joining me today is investigator and former police officer Donald Best, who I recently mentioned in my interview with Aaron Maté, as they are working on a special that will expose corruption at the highest levels of the judicial system. Today, we are going to be discussing freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and …
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Kurds Say Turkey Used Chem Weapons & US Announces Syria Ceasefire That Turkey Says Isn't A Ceasefire
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-18
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2019-11-17: News Headlines

RT (2019-11-17). Major US-South Korea air exercise postponed, described by US as an 'act of goodwill' to Pyongyang. rt.com The United States and South Korea shelved aerial drills that were set to kick off later in November and were earlier described by Pyongyang as provocative, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced on Sunday. | At a press briefing with his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo in Bangkok, Esper insisted the move was not "a concession" to his partner country's neighbor and argued…

Stephen Lendman (2019-11-17). CIA Installed Dictatorship Replaces Democracy in Bolivia. globalresearch.ca Evo Morales is Bolivia's democratically elected and three-times reelected Bolivian president. | In cahoots with Bolivian fascists, military and police, along with US imperial tool Organization of American states (OAS), CIA dark forces toppled Morales for not subordinating the country's sovereign …

WorkWeek (2019-11-17). UBER ZUM School Transit in SF & US Ukraine Privatization Corruption. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the systemic corruption and looting of Ukraine by both Democrats and Republicans. It also covers the role of both parties in funding, training and arming nazis in the Ukraine who were involved in attacking trade unions and murdering over 100 people in a massacre at the Odessa Trade Union headquarters. Workweek also covers the union busting effort of the SFUSD superintendent Vincent Matthews and the SFUSD Board to contract out the school bus drivers to UBER ZUM operation.

Ryan Gopar (2019-11-17). Immigrants Feel Broaden Risk During Fires. indybay.org This is an opinion piece on the anxiety endured by the immigrant population. While referencing events in northern California, the climate of fear is throughout all of the United States. This piece is meant to raise awareness of and for immigrants, in relation to the Public Charge Rules.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-17). Bolivia's New US-Made Dictatorship, Netanyahu Wins As Gaza Loses & Iran's Protests Are Trump's Fault. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

John McEvoy (2019-11-17). Boomtown staff's 'traumatic' weekend reveals the darkest side of the gig economy. thecanary.co The story that follows reveals one of the darkest sides of the gig economy. Several subcontracted bar staff at Boomtown Fair, a music festival held near Winchester, spoke to The Canary about their 'traumatic' experience at this year's event. | The staff, who have been kept anonymous, claim they were "treated like cattle", racially profiled, intimidated, and abused. Though not officially hired by Boomtown Fair, they were subcontracted by three employment agencies contracted by the festival: Freemans Event Partners, Mint Staffing Solutions, and Harrison Lee Recruitment. | A coming storm: | News of bad weath…

RT (2019-11-16). Self-described 'moderate Republican' Obama tells Democrats not to wade TOO FAR LEFT, or else… rt.com Who's that guy telling the Democratic Party to be conservative about what they wish for from their next president? Wait, isn't that Barack 'Yes, we can' Obama, the media darling that led the country before Trump 'ruined it all?' | The cold shower poured on Friday by the former US president in front of a room full of wealthy donors in Washington was obviously directed at Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the progressive contenders in the Democratic primary race. The two senators have proposed a number of policies to radically change the way America functions economically and politically — for the benefi…

The Canary (2019-11-16). Record number of women to stand in general election. thecanary.co A record number of women are set to stand in next month's general election.Provisional analysis by the PA news agency shows that 1,120 female candidates have registered — 34% of the total.This is the highest proportion of women candidates in a general election in history, up from 29% in 2017 and 26% in 2015.More than half of all Labour's candidates are women — a first for a major political party in the UK.(PA Graphics)By contrast, about three in 10 of those standing for the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats are women.The overall number of candidates in December's poll is currently 3,322.This is a…

commondreams (2019-11-16). Hundreds of Nurses Gather for Bernie Sanders Endorsement. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Michael Winship (2019-11-16). The Disdain for Ukraine Is Mainly in Trump's Brain. commondreams.org Republican counsel Steve Castor listens to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) during a hearing with witness U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. In the second impeachment hearing held by the committee, House Democrats continue to build a case against U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to link U.S. military aid for Ukraine to the nation's investigation of his political rivals. (Photo: Joshua Roberts – Pool/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/c

Kasia Anderson (2019-11-16). Deval Patrick Had Chris Christie's Nod … a Year Ago. truthdig.com The mystery of why a GOP mainstay like Christie would publicly name-check Patrick, a Democratic gov.-turned 2020 candidate, is yet unsolved.

WSWS (2019-11-16). New Zealand police introduce new armed units. wsws.org The Labour Party-led government is exploiting the Christchurch terrorist attack to further arm the police and increase their anti-democratic powers.

Christine Harrison (2019-11-16). Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House. splcenter.org Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-11-16). Left Twitter Responds With Viral #TooFarLeft Hashtag After Obama Counsels Democrats to Tamp Down Progressive Ambitions. commondreams.org "I launched the #TooFarLeft tag," declared Peter Daou, "because I've had it with Republicans, media elites, and corporate Dems enabling fascists while denigrating those who seek economic and social justice as 'too far left.' I'd like to ONCE hear them complain America is too far right." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/barakc_obama_too_far_let.jpg

John W. Whitehead (2019-11-16). The Essence of Evil: Sex with Children Has Become Big Business in America. globalresearch.ca Important article by John Whitehead first published by the Rutherford Institute and Global Research on April 24, 2019 | " Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day."—John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children…

Eds. (2019-11-16). Communiqué of the Movement to Socialism (MAS-IPSP). mronline.org The Bolivian people are living through terrible moments, with police officers and motorcyclists storm the streets and the military high command deciding to attack the citizens as a means of pacification, including preventing prominent people, religious leaders and political leaders from finding constitutional and democratic solutions to the crisis we are facing. | Source

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-11-16). Rodney Reed Lawyers 'Relieved and Thankful' After Stay of Execution Granted by Texas Court. commondreams.org "Reed's execution should not just be delayed, but canceled," said Bernie Sanders. "Real criminal justice reform must include joining every other major democracy in eliminating the death penalty." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-11-16_at_12.05.15_am.png

Andrew Levine (2019-11-15). Get Trump First, But Then… counterpunch.org Were Donald Trump and the Republicans who support him slightly less relentless in giving reasons to despair for the human race, it would be a lot harder than it now is to maintain a proper perspective. Trump and those hideous GOP House members defending him on TV are so execrable and pose such a clear More

Ryan Grim (2019-11-15). Pete Buttigieg Touted Three Major Supporters of His Douglass Plan for Black America. They Were Alarmed When They Saw It. theintercept.com "I never actually endorsed the plan. They went ahead and used my name," said one prominent South Carolinian who the campaign named as a top supporter.

RT (2019-11-15). 'Meant to intimidate': Code Pink's Medea Benjamin slams bogus police raid as crackdown on peace activism. rt.com Peace activist Medea Benjamin slammed a recent police raid on her home after she was accused of "assaulting" a Democratic congresswoman, calling it an act of "intimidation" against those opposing US interventionist policies. | Over a dozen officers from the US Capitol Police surrounded Benjamin's home on Wednesday, alleging the activist assaulted Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Florida) at a press conference earlier that day, but Benjamin says the charge is phoney. | "This is selective prosecution and it's bogus," she told RT, adding "I'm a peace activist, I don't assault anyone." | They make up thin…

RT (2019-11-15). Ex-Ukraine envoy's feelings that Trump 'threatened' her & his 'real-time attacks' on Twitter are IMPEACHABLE, Democrats say. rt.com Ex-ambassador Marie Yovanovitch feeling "threatened" by President Donald Trump and his tweet criticizing her "in real-time" during her testimony amount to new grounds for impeachment, Democrats and their media proxies claimed. | During Friday's impeachment hearing, Yovanovitch complained that she's been the victim of a "smear campaign" by the Trump administration, carried out particularly by the president's personal counsel Rudy Giuliani — and Trump himself. | The former ambassador recalled her reaction to the transcript of the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a testi…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-11-15). The Democrats Have the Country on a Slippery Slope. globalresearch.ca The fake "whistleblower's name— Eric Ciamerella—has been known for a long time, but not officially. Now it is official. Senator Rand Paul has officially released his name. Funny, isn't it, that only the Republicans want Ciamerella to testify. The …

Fight Back (2019-11-15). LA rally marks 25 years since racist California Prop 187. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On November 9, hundreds rallied in downtown Los Angeles at Los Angeles State Historic Park to mark 25 years after the defeat of the racist California Proposition 187. California Proposition 187 which was commonly referred to as the Save Our State (SOS) initiative, was a 1994 ballot initiative initiated by the Republican Party with then Republican Governor Pete Wilson attacking mostly Mexican immigrants. Prop 187 called for a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibited the undocumented from using non-emergency health care, public education and other services in the State of California.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-15). Israel Kills Over 30 In Gaza, Bolivia Coup About Lithium And More & Israeli Group Taking Syria's Oil. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2019-11-15). "Crime Against Democracy": U.S. Backed Fascist Coup in Bolivia. globalresearch.ca Bolivia's legitimate President, Evo Morales now in exile in Mexico said that the "The OAS is in the service of the North American empire" and that he "could not understand" how his military leaders betrayed Bolivia.

Clark T. Scott (2019-11-15). Bolivia and the Loud Silence. counterpunch.org The lack of criticism about the destruction of democracy in Bolivia from the presidential candidates in the so-called democratic party of the faking United States of America is possibly the single most revealing non-event in the charade of the 2020 electoral scheming. It is more telling than all of their words. The only one of More

William Stroock (2019-11-15). Wither Democrats; Enter Hillary. globalresearch.ca For a generation, American political reformers have been obsessed with the idea of 'money in politics.' According to reformers, political organizations that bundle money and donate it to campaigns are corrupting politicians. So, the theories go, campaign finance reform would …

Fight Back (2019-11-15). UNF SDS says 'No Nazis at UNF' again. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – The University of North Florida's (UNF) chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a banner drop on November 13, condemning recent Neo-Nazi propaganda that has been posted around campus. The hand-written banner read, "Neo-Nazis not welcome here." | On November 5, UNF's student newspaper released an article of students finding multiple Neo-Nazi flyers around campus that read, "It's ok to genocide subhumans" and "The struggle never ends. Join the F.K.D." FKD stands for Feuerkrieg Division, a splinter group of the paramilitary extremist group, Atomwaffen Division which has been linked…

teleSUR (2019-11-15). Evo Thanks Alberto Fernandez's Argentina for Its Hospitality. telesurenglish.net Bolivian president, Evo Morales, acknowledged from Mexico that he is "analyzing" the invitation that elected president Alberto Fernández made him to travel to Argentina and regretted that the current government of Mauricio Macri has prioritized maintaining "the ideological differences "instead of" defending democracy ". | RELATED: | Alberto Fernandez Offers Argentina as a Home to Evo Morales | "I don't lose hope of returning to Bolivia. And if I approach Bolivia through Argentina,…

Staff (2019-11-15). Big-Dollar Donors Helped Deval Patrick Lay Groundwork for Presidential Campaign. truthout.org Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is making a late entrance into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, a surprise run funded primarily through massive contributions to an affiliated outside group. | Patrick, an executive at investment firm Bain Capital, reportedly sees himself as a moderate candidate who can win ov…

Hannah Gais (2019-11-15). Demands for Stephen Miller's Resignation Grow Following SPLC Report. splcenter.org Leaders of several Democratic caucuses became the latest voices demanding the resignation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller after an SPLC investigation showed, through leaked emails, his affinity for white nationalism.

Fight Back (2019-11-15). MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia" fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…

Tom Weis (2019-11-15). DNC Dithers While the World Burns. commondreams.org The youth-led Sunrise Movement launched a campaign earlier this year to urge the Democratic Party to hold a 2020 presidential primary debate about the climate crisis. (Photo: Sunrise Movement/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/dnc-sunrise.jpg

Staff (2019-11-15). WATCH LIVE: Trump Impeachment Inquiry Hearing. truthout.org The second day of televised impeachment hearings have begun into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son. It is only the third time in U.S. history there have been televised impeachment hearings. | On Friday, November 15, the Committee will hear testimony from Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. | On Wednesday, November 13, the first two witnesses testified: George Kent, a deputy assi…

Kate Ruane (2019-11-15). Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them. aclu.org President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine spoke on the phone. The president insists the call was " perfect." Others are concerned that, during the call, the president intimated he would withhold financial aid appropriated to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian president agreed to investigate former-Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival of the president. | How do we even know about any of this? A…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-15). Amnesty International Amplifies Clemency Demand for Rodney Reed as Supreme Court Considers Taking Up Case. commondreams.org As the Supreme Court debated whether to take up the case of death row inmate Rodney Reed, Amnesty International on Friday demanded that Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott grant clemency to Reed days before he is set to be executed despite mounting evidence that he did not commit the crime he was convicted of two decades ago. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen20shot202019-11-1520at202.57.4220pm.jpg

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-15). Massive Anti-Coup Protests Explode Across Bolivia 'Against the Many Violations to Democracy'. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bolivia.jpg

Staff (2019-11-15). Sen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S. democracynow.org The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, co-moderated by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali, was held last Friday at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was one of six Democratic candidates to share his plans to confront environmental injustices and the climate crisis. Booker spoke about racial disparities in the U.S., the creation of renewable energy jobs and the water contamination crises in cities across the country, including his hometown of Newark. "My community is not alone," Booker said. "Lead service…

Staff (2019-11-15). Justice for Rodney Reed: Millions Urge Texas to Halt Execution Amid New Evidence of His Innocence. democracynow.org The Supreme Court considers Friday whether to take up the case of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner in Texas who is scheduled to be executed in less than a week for a murder he says he did not commit. On Thursday, Reed's family braved the cold to camp outside the Supreme Court for a vigil asking the justices to help halt the execution. Millions of people around the country have joined their cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's…

Staff (2019-11-15). "This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA. democracynow.org On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…

Staff (2019-11-15). Headlines for November 15, 2019. democracynow.org Two Killed as 16-Year-Old Student Opens Fire at L.A. County High School, El Paso Walmart Reopens, Three Months After Massacre by Racist Gunman, House Speaker Pelosi Accuses Trump of Bribery, an Impeachable Offense, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine to Testify She Felt Threatened by Trump, Chile to Hold Referendum on Rewriting Pinochet-Era Constitution, Chilean Protesters Mark Anniversary of Police Killing of Indigenous Activist, Mon Laferte Holds Topless Protest Against Chilean State Violence at Latin Grammys, Indigenous Bolivians Protest as Interim President Orders Evo Morales Silenced, Israel Resumes Bombing as…

Thomas Knapp (2019-11-15). Trump's Democratic Critics Want it Both Ways on Biden, Clinton. counterpunch.org US president Donald Trump "elevated his political interest above the national interest and demanded foreign interference in an American election," Peter Beinart asserts at The Atlantic. "What's received less attention is what the scandal reveals about Joe Biden: He showed poor judgment because his staff shielded him from hard truths. If that sounds faintly familiar, More

Eds. (2019-11-15). Behind the racist coup in Bolivia. mronline.org Sunday November the 10th, at approximately 4pm (eastern standard time) the democratically elected president and vice president of Bolivia, Evo Morales and àÅlvaro García respectively, were forced to resign from power. | Source

RT (2019-11-14). With Harris & Booker polling single digits, Mass. ex-governor Deval Patrick joins 2020 race to salvage minority vote. rt.com Former Massachusetts governor and private equity fund manager Deval Patrick has jumped into the 2020 presidential race, his run a signal that the other establishment-friendly minority Democrats have crashed and burned. | Patrick announced his candidacy on Thursday, just three months before the start of primary season in Iowa. In an announcement video that avoids taking any strong stances on issues, he calls for moderation and healing, serving up a warmed-over slice of hope-and-change rhetoric that might trigger déja vu in voters who remember Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. | In a spirit of profound gratit…

Reese Erlich (2019-11-14). Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq. progressive.org Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination.

Eoin Higgins (2019-11-14). "We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup. theantimedia.com Unrest continued in Bolivia Thursday as protests against the right-wing coup that unseated democratically-elected President Evo Morales on Sunday.

Spencer Woodman (2019-11-14). New Senate Bill Would Curtail ICE's "Unnecessary Overuse of Solitary Confinement" theintercept.com A group of prominent U.S. senators introduced legislation Thursday that would dramatically curtail the use of solitary confinement inside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers. | The bill, sponsored by Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, takes aim at a range of practices identified in Solitary Voices, an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Intercept investigation into the heavy use of solitary confinement by ICE. | Press releases from …

Marshall Auerback (2019-11-14). Why Democrats Need to Stop Worrying and Love the Deficit. thenation.com Why Democrats Need to Stop Worrying and Love the Deficit…

Staff (2019-11-14). CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions. democracynow.org CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…

Staff (2019-11-14). In First Public Impeachment Hearing, Trump Implicated in Effort to Pressure Ukraine to Probe Bidens. democracynow.org The first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump was held Wednesday. Trump is just the fourth president in U.S. history to face impeachment. Two witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. They both said President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company. We play highlights from the hearing.

Staff (2019-11-14). "This Is Unacceptable": Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon Says Trump Is a Rogue President. democracynow.org The public phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump began Wednesday, with testimonies from two witnesses: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. The hearing brought forth new details about a previously unknown phone call in July between President Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Both Kent and Taylor expressed concern over the role President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had in dictating U.S. policy on Ukraine. We speak with Elizabeth Holtzman, a former U.S. congressme…

Staff (2019-11-14). Chilean Activist: Same Elites Who Caused Social Crisis Can't Be Trusted to Write New Constitution. democracynow.org In Chile, protesters led a massive national strike Tuesday as they condemned the government's plans to rewrite the country's Constitution, which dates back to Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Chile's interior minister announced Sunday the government would draft a new constitution that Congress would then rewrite and put to a public referendum. But protesters say the people should be involved with the rewriting of the constitution from the beginning and that this is an attempt by Sebastián Piñera's government to delay political and social reforms in Chile. The Chilean authorities have killed at least 20 people…

Staff (2019-11-14). Headlines for November 14, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Diplomats Testify Trump Pressured Ukraine to Dig Up Political Dirt on Bidens, Trump Claims He Was "Too Busy" to Watch Impeachment Inquiry, Trump Hosts President Erdogan at White House Amid Turkish Attacks in Syria, 34 Palestinians Killed in Two Days as Israel Bombs Gaza Strip, Exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales Calls for "National Dialogue", Protests Rage as Bolivia's Self-Proclaimed Interim President Swears In Cabinet, Lebanese Soldiers Shoot and Kill Man as Protests Enter Fifth Week, Zimbabwe: Millions at Risk of Starving Amid Climate Change-Fueled Drought, Hundreds of Elephants Die as Drought Grips Sou…

RT (2019-11-13). Code Pink founder raided by DC police on dubious charges of 'assault' at anti-Maduro 'Venezuela freedom' event (VIDEO). rt.com Police have tried to detain Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin without a warrant on mysterious charges of 'assaulting' a Democratic congresswoman at an anti-Maduro press event in support of the "freedom for the Venezuelan people." | Benjamin was accused of assaulting Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Florida) when over a dozen officers surrounded her home on Wednesday in Washington, DC. | In footage she posted to Facebook, Benjamin strenuously denies the accusations, explaining that she was the one assaulted — pushed and pulled by right-wing Venezuelans ("big guys") supporting the US-backed oppositi…

Akela Lacy (2019-11-13). Under Pressure From Left, New Jersey Democrats Back Off Vote to Gut Minimum Wage Law. theintercept.com After passing a $15 minimum wage, Democrats are pushing a bill that would suspend scheduled wage increases based on changes in unemployment or retail sales.

Robert Mackey (2019-11-13). Trump Directed Diplomat to Ask Ukraine to Probe Biden in Overheard Cellphone Call. theintercept.com Trump told a U.S. diplomat who called him from a restaurant in Kyiv that he wanted Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, according to a State Department witness.

John Nichols (2019-11-13). Impeachment Hearing Republicans Confirm There Is No Defense for Donald Trump. thenation.com Impeachment Hearing Republicans Confirm There Is No Defense for Donald Trump…

Jeet Heer (2019-11-13). Like Dr. Frankenstein, Republicans Now Face the Monster They Created. thenation.com Like Dr. Frankenstein, Republicans Now Face the Monster They Created…

Ben Freeman, Ryan Summers (2019-11-13). Governments Abroad Are Shaping Our Foreign Policy in Broad Daylight. thenation.com Governments Abroad Are Shaping Our Foreign Policy in Broad Daylight…

Staff (2019-11-13). A Coup? A Debate on the Political Crisis in Bolivia That Led to Evo Morales's Resignation. democracynow.org In Bolivia, right-wing Senator Jeanine àÅñez declared herself president Tuesday night despite a lack of quorum in Congress, amid a deepening political crisis in the country. Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, left the country Monday after being granted asylum in Mexico. Morales announced his resignation Sunday shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his departure. His Movement Toward Socialism party is refusing to recognize àÅñez as president, calling her claim illegal and decrying Evo Morales's resignation over the weekend as a military coup. Last month, M…

Staff (2019-11-13). Bill Moyers on Impeachment: All Presidents Lie, But Trump Has Created a Culture of Lying. democracynow.org We continue our conversation with legendary journalist Bill Moyers, who covered impeachment proceedings against Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The first televised impeachment hearings into President Trump begin today. Moyers says the current administration and the media have created a "culture of lying" that goes beyond what other presidents have done. "All presidents lie. It's a defense they use. But not all presidents lie systemically," Moyers says.

Staff (2019-11-13). Democracy on Trial: Bill Moyers on Impeachment Inquiry & Why PBS Should Air Hearings in Primetime. democracynow.org Televised impeachment hearings begin today in the inquiry into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals. Two witnesses are testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Both officials have privately told congressional investigators that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Donald Trump is just the fourth U.S. presi…

Staff (2019-11-13). Headlines for November 13, 2019. democracynow.org Televised Impeachment Hearings Begin Today, Right-Wing Senator Declares Herself President of Bolivia, Turkish President Erdogan Visiting Trump at White House, Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments over DACA Program, Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case of Mexican Teen Killed by U.S. Border Agent, Supreme Court Clears Way for Sandy Hook Families to Sue Gun Manufacturer, Federal Court Rules Warrantless Searches of Phones at Airport Are Unconstitutional, HHS Probes Google's Program to Collect Healthcare Data of Americans, U.S. Government Detained Record Number of Migrant Children in 2019, SPLC: Stephen Miller Sought t…

RT (2019-11-12). Marco Rubio blames 'Putin's disinformation' for coverage of Bolivia coup that he doesn't like. rt.com Eager to find some way to implicate Russia in Bolivia's political crisis and control of the US narrative, Republican senator Marco Rubio branded any skeptical coverage of events as an example of how "Putin uses disinformation." | Rubio, an early and avid supporter of protests that ousted former Bolivian President Evo Morales this week, tweeted that those wishing to understand Russian disinformation should "study current coverage" of Bolivia. | In Rubio's world, Russia has created "fake news" on Bolivia and is spreading it via a "vast network of outlets" and "social media actors" before it is "echoed in mainstr…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-11-12). Everything So Far Has Failed: Why Exxon Mobil Is Being Taken to Court Over Climate Change. theintercept.com A New York trial marks the first in a wave of court cases seeking to hold the fossil fuel industry to account for the climate emergency.

Lee Fang (2019-11-12). Hedge Fund-Backed GOP Group Is Digging Up Dirt on Elizabeth Warren, Documents Show. theintercept.com In October, documents surfaced that appeared to contradict a key story told by Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail. In her telling, Warren's "dream job" as a public school teacher ended in 1971 when the school principal noticed she was "visibly pregnant," a form of employment discrimination that was legal and common during that era. On October 7, a conservative website presented archived documents that appeared to challenge that narrative, including the minutes of a meeting in which the school board had voted to extend Warren's tenure and another in which the board notes that Warren herself resigned from…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-12). James Corbett Interview — ISIS Was Created, Armed And Funded By US/Israel & It's An Open Secret. thelastamericanvagabond.com The US government armed Osama Bin Laden; it armed Saddam Hussain with chemical weapons to be used against Iran in 1980; it armed the very groups that later became ISIS. Yet we are sold an entirely different yarn by the US government and its lap dog MSM. Today I have invited James Corbett on the …

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-12). Leaked Audio Recordings Implicate Cruz, Menendez And Rubio In Bolivia Coup & Veteran's Day Reality. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Marie O'Reilly (2019-11-12). Sanctions Against North Korea Hurt Women. progressive.org "Maximum pressure" sanctions have failed to change policies in Pyongyang, and have had grave human costs.

Staff (2019-11-12). "Seattle Is Not For Sale": Voters Rebuke Amazon, Re-electing Socialist Kshama Sawant. democracynow.org In Seattle, Socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has been re-elected in a race that pitted her against Amazon — Seattle's largest private employer and one of the most powerful companies in the world. Overall, Amazon poured $1.5 million into Seattle's City Council election and backed Sawant's opponent, Egan Orion, with nearly half a million dollars. Kshama Sawant is Seattle's first Socialist politician elected in nearly a century. She has successfully pushed a number of progressive policies, including making Seattle the first major American city to adopt a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Kshama Sawant joins…

Staff (2019-11-12). The Edge of Democracy: Lula Is Freed in Brazil in Victory for Movement to Resist Bolsonaro. democracynow.org In Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was freed from prison Friday after 580 days behind bars. Lula's surprise release came after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled to end the mandatory imprisonment of people convicted of crimes who are appealing their cases. He was serving a 12-year sentence over a disputed corruption and money laundering conviction handed down by conservative Judge Sérgio Moro, an ally of current far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and has long maintained his innocence. Lula has vowed to challenge Bolsonaro in the 2022 elections. At the time of his imprisonment in April…

Staff (2019-11-12). Vowing to End Cash Bail & Reform Justice System, Chesa Boudin Wins San Francisco DA Race. democracynow.org In a stunning victory, public defender Chesa Boudin has been declared the winner of a hotly contested district attorney's race in San Francisco. Boudin ran on a platform to end cash bail and dismantle the war on drugs, and was endorsed by Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. His win sends a pointed message to the Democratic establishment, which had mobilized in full force against his campaign. San Francisco Mayor London Breed, California Governor Gavin Newsom and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris all endorsed Boudin's opponent, Suzy Loftus. Boudin is the child of Weather Underground…

Staff (2019-11-12). Headlines for November 12, 2019. democracynow.org Longtime Bolivian President Evo Morales Takes Asylum in Mexico, Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on DACA Cases, Televised Impeachment Hearings to Start Tomorrow, Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick May Jump Into 2020 Race, NY Republican Congressman Peter King Retires, Donald Trump Jr. Heckled Off Stage by His Own Supporters, EPA to Restrict Scientific Research Used to Write Public Health Regulations, Israeli Military Kills Palestinian Commander in Targeted Assassination in Gaza, Afghan Government & Taliban Agree on Prisoner Exchange, Chilean Government Bows to Protests & Agrees to Rewrite Constitution, 260 Arrested in…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-11-11). Government Doesn't Want Trump or His Immigration Policies Mentioned in Retrial of Border Aid Worker Scott Warren. theintercept.com A new poll shows that most Americans oppose criminalizing aid, a reality U.S. attorneys hope to keep out of the Arizona courtroom where Warren is on trial.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-11). Turkey's Syria 'Ethnic Cleansing' In US Memo, US Can Shoot 'Any Syrian' Over Oil & A Bolivia Coup. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Grim (2019-11-11). Mitch McConnell Faces Threat From Populist Challenger Charles Booker in Kentucky Senate Race. theintercept.com Sen. Mitch McConnell faces a new 2020 threat, as Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker announced the formation of an exploratory committee on Monday. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is already being challenged by Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath, who ran and lost a winnable race for a Lexington-area House seat in 2018. | In the Democratic primary, Booker, who backs progressive policies like a Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and a living wage, plans to run as a contrast to McGrath, who is running more to the center or the center-right. | In a 2018 run for Congress, her opponent, Rep. Andy Barr, made devastat…

Staff (2019-11-11). Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Environmental Justice, Shutting Down Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires. democracynow.org Six 2020 presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — participated in the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on November 8. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali co-moderated the event, which took place at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. We air highlights of Warren speaking about the climate crisis, public health, shutting down pipelines, capitalism, the order of primary states and more.

Staff (2019-11-11). "This Is a Military Coup": Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls for His Ouster. democracynow.org Bolivia is in a state of political crisis after longtime President Evo Morales resigned Sunday following what he described as a military coup. Weeks of protests have taken place since a disputed election last month. Morales announced his resignation in a televised address Sunday, shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his resignation. Bolivia's vice president also resigned Sunday, as did the head of the Bolivian Senate and the lower house. Opposition leader Jeanine àÅñez, who is the second vice president of the Bolivian Senate, is claiming she will assume the presidency today.

Staff (2019-11-11). Headlines for November 11, 2019. democracynow.org Longtime Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns, Brazilian Former President Lula Freed from Prison, Haley Said Kelly and Tillerson Told Her to Work Against Trump, Syria: 8 Killed in Bombing in Tel Abyad, Iraq: Death Toll in Anti-Government Protests Rise to 319, Hong Kong: Police Shoot Student Protester at Close Range | , Cyclone Kills 20 in Bangladesh & India; Wildfires Rage in Australia | , Germans Mark 30th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall | , Hundreds Protest Construction of Trump's Border Wall in Sonoran Desert | , Kshama Sawant Declares Victory in Seattle City Council Race | , Chesa Boudin Wins San Francis…

Susan Price (2019-11-11). 'Hong Kong is becoming a police dictatorship'. greenleft.org.au China-Hong Kong relations Pip HinmanIssue 1245 Hong Kong 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy movementNovember 11, 2019Hong Kong police unleashed a new wave of violence against protesters on November 11, killing one and injuring others. Green…

Staff (2019-11-10). Thousands Rally with Bernie Sanders and AOC at Iowa Climate Summit. therealnews.com The day after he held the biggest Iowa rally of the election cycle, Sanders held a climate summit in Des Moines. TRNN's Dharna Noor and Jaisal Noor spoke with attendees.

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-09). Possible False Flag In Iraq, US Votes Against Anti-Nazi Res. & Pompeo's Iran Nuclear Lies Debunked. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Staff (2019-11-08). Warren, Booker & Steyer to Take Part in First-Ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice. democracynow.org We broadcast live from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where tonight the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice will be held. Six presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — are participating. The forum is hosted by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and leaders from frontline communities. South Carolina is a crucial state for the 2020 presidential race and one of the first that will have a Democratic primary, following New Hampshire and caucuses in Iowa and Nevada. The re…

Staff (2019-11-08). "We Can't Afford to Wait for the DNC": Why Black Lawmakers Organized an Environmental Justice Forum. democracynow.org The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice takes place tonight in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where six presidential candidates will take to the stage at South Carolina State University. African-American communities and people of color on the frontlines in South Carolina have been fighting for justice in the face of extreme environmental racism for years. We host a roundtable with local leaders and environmental justice advocates to talk about the significance of the event, the issues their communities face and the 2020 candidates' platforms on environmental justice. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, president o…

Staff (2019-11-08). Remembering the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre When Police Shot Dead Three Unarmed Black Students. democracynow.org The 1968 Orangeburg massacre is one of the most violent and least remembered events of the civil rights movement. A crowd of students gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University to protest segregation at Orangeburg's only bowling alley. After days of escalating tensions, students started a bonfire and held a vigil on the campus to protest. Dozens of police arrived on the scene, and state troopers fired live ammunition into the crowd. When the shooting stopped, three students were dead and 28 wounded. Although the tragedy predated the Kent State shootings and Jackson State killings and it was the fir…

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

Staff (2019-11-07). "The Pollinators": New Film Shows How Decline of Bee Colonies Could Mean Collapse of Food Chain. democracynow.org A documentary film "The Pollinators" tells the story of the world's yellow-black jacketed honey bees, whose existence may determine the future of human survival. The insects pollinate nearly all the fruits, vegetables and nuts we consume, and some experts estimate one out of every three bites of food we eat depends on the work of honey bees. However, the future of the insects is now in peril with widespread reports of bee colony collapses. In the last decade and a half, beekeepers have reported staggering declines in their bee populations due to pesticides, parasites and loss of habitat. Scientists warn climate c…

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-05). The Leisure Agenda Will Give Americans Less Work and More Free Time. peoplespolicyproject.org Read the Paper | People's Policy Project, in collaboration with the newly-formed Gravel Institute, has released its latest major paper: "The Leisure Agenda." Ryan Cooper authored the paper. Jon White designed the paper. | The paper begins by documenting how overworked Americans are relative to people in similarly-developed countries. The average American worker puts in 269 more market work hours each year than…

Jeff Bryant (2019-11-05). Investigations Unearth Systemic Corruption in K-12 School Leadership—and Students and Teachers Lose Out. progressive.org Much of the blame lies with an education reform movement that has exhorted schools to operate more like businesses and mimic corporate hiring processes.

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-03). Warren's Medicare Head Tax Would Be About $9,500. peoplespolicyproject.org On Friday, I wrote a piece arguing that Elizabeth Warren's use of an employer head tax was not a good way to fund Medicare for All and that instead the more conventional choices of income and payroll taxes would be better. The reason they are better is because income and payroll taxes are based on how much income you receive while a head tax charges the same dollar amount for every worker regardless of their income, making it much more onerous on the lower and middle classes. | This point holds…

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

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-02). Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/1/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Reese Erlich (2019-11-01). Foreign Correspondent: Boris, Brexit, and the British Elections. progressive.org Brexit presents a serious conundrum for left and progressive forces. Liberals and social democrats suddenly find themselves in bed with Britain's largest capitalist corporations.

Matt Bruenig (2019-11-01). Warren's Perpetual Medicare Head Tax Is Unworkable and Bad. peoplespolicyproject.org Elizabeth Warren released her Medicare for All financing plan today. The main purpose of the proposal appears to be to find a plan that you can message as "not increasing middle class taxes," which is of course a nonsensical goal insofar, as Warren herself has said, what matters is middle class health care costs, not whether you categorize those costs as premiums, taxes, or out-of-pocket expenses. | Nonetheless, bowing to the stupid media discourse on this, Warren put forward a financing pro…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-30). The Baghdadi "DNA Test" Was Done BEFORE The Raid By The SDF Using His Underwear. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/29/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-29). Distracting With Baghdadi Psyop, US Sends "Withdrawn" Troops Back Into Syria, Along With MANY More. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/28/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-26). More Troops/Tanks To Syria Confirmed, OPCW Whistleblower, Barr's PreCrime & Mossad Clinton Blackmail. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/25/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

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

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-25). Trump To Send Possibly Thousands Of Troops & Tanks To "Secure Syria's Oil" & Iraq Goes To UN Over US. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/24/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Matt Bruenig (2019-10-24). New Poll Finds Voters Strongly Oppose Employer Insurance. peoplespolicyproject.org Many centrist pundits have convinced themselves that Medicare for All (M4A) is unpopular because, when you include certain details about M4A in polling questions, support levels drop significantly. But in convincing themselves of this, centrist pundits seem remarkably incurious about whether this same thing occurs for employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) when you include certain details about it in polling questions. | Earlier this week, Emerson Polling helped answer this question when it aske…

2019-11-17: Social Media Postees

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CIA Installed Dictatorship Replaces Democracy in Bolivia
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-17
Evo Morales is Bolivia's democratically elected and three-times reelected Bolivian president. | In cahoots with Bolivian fascists, military and police, along with US imperial tool Organization of American states (OAS), CIA dark forces toppled Morales for not subordinating the country's sovereign …
globalresearch.ca/cia-installed-dictatorship-replaced-democracy-bolivia/5695141

UBER ZUM School Transit in SF & US Ukraine Privatization Corruption
WorkWeek | indybay.org | 2019-11-17
WorkWeek covers the systemic corruption and looting of Ukraine by both Democrats and Republicans. It also covers the role of both parties in funding, training and arming nazis in the Ukraine who were involved in attacking trade unions and murdering over 100 people in a massacre at the Odessa Trade Union headquarters. Workweek also covers the union busting effort of the SFUSD superintendent Vincent Matthews and the SFUSD Board to contract out the school bus drivers to UBER ZUM operation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/16/18828158.php

Immigrants Feel Broaden Risk During Fires
Ryan Gopar | indybay.org | 2019-11-17
This is an opinion piece on the anxiety endured by the immigrant population. While referencing events in northern California, the climate of fear is throughout all of the United States. This piece is meant to raise awareness of and for immigrants, in relation to the Public Charge Rules.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/15/18828131.php

Bolivia's New US-Made Dictatorship, Netanyahu Wins As Gaza Loses & Iran's Protests Are Trump's Fault
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-17
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/bolivias-new-us-made-dictatorship-netanyahu-wins-as-gaza-loses-irans-protests-are-trumps-fault/

Immigrants Feel Broaden Risk During Fires
Ryan Gopar | indybay.org | 2019-11-17
This is an opinion piece on the anxiety endured by the immigrant population. While referencing events in northern California, the climate of fear is throughout all of the United States. This piece is meant to raise awareness of and for immigrants, in relation to the Public Charge Rules.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/15/18828131.php

Major US-South Korea air exercise postponed, described by US as an 'act of goodwill' to Pyongyang
rt.com | 2019-11-17
The United States and South Korea shelved aerial drills that were set to kick off later in November and were earlier described by Pyongyang as provocative, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced on Sunday. | At a press briefing with his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo in Bangkok, Esper insisted the move was not "a concession" to his partner country's neighbor and argued…
rt.com/news/473646-us-south-korea-air-exercises-postponed/

Boomtown staff's 'traumatic' weekend reveals the darkest side of the gig economy
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-11-17
The story that follows reveals one of the darkest sides of the gig economy. Several subcontracted bar staff at Boomtown Fair, a music festival held near Winchester, spoke to The Canary about their 'traumatic' experience at this year's event. | The staff, who have been kept anonymous, claim they were "treated like cattle", racially profiled, intimidated, and abused. Though not officially hired by Boomtown Fair, they were subcontracted by three employment agencies contracted by the festival: Freemans Event Partners, Mint Staffing Solutions, and Harrison Lee Recruitment. | A coming storm: | News of bad weath…
thecanary.co/investigation/2019/11/17/boomtown-staffs-traumatic-weekend-reveals-the-darkest-side-of-the-gig-economy/

Self-described 'moderate Republican' Obama tells Democrats not to wade TOO FAR LEFT, or else
rt.com | 2019-11-16
Who's that guy telling the Democratic Party to be conservative about what they wish for from their next president? Wait, isn't that Barack 'Yes, we can' Obama, the media darling that led the country before Trump 'ruined it all?' | The cold shower poured on Friday by the former US president in front of a room full of wealthy donors in Washington was obviously directed at Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the progressive contenders in the Democratic primary race. The two senators have proposed a number of policies to radically change the way America functions economically and politically — for the benefi…
rt.com/usa/473626-obama-tells-democrats-not-far-left/

Hundreds of Nurses Gather for Bernie Sanders Endorsement
commondreams.org | 2019-11-16
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/11/15/hundreds-nurses-gather-bernie-sanders-endorsement?cd-origin=rss

The Disdain for Ukraine Is Mainly in Trump's Brain
Michael Winship | commondreams.org | 2019-11-16
Republican counsel Steve Castor listens to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) during a hearing with witness U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. In the second impeachment hearing held by the committee, House Democrats continue to build a case against U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to link U.S. military aid for Ukraine to the nation's investigation of his political rivals. (Photo: Joshua Roberts – Pool/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/c
commondreams.org/views/2019/11/16/disdain-ukraine-mainly-trumps-brain?cd-origin=rss

Record number of women to stand in general election
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-16
A record number of women are set to stand in next month's general election.Provisional analysis by the PA news agency shows that 1,120 female candidates have registered — 34% of the total.This is the highest proportion of women candidates in a general election in history, up from 29% in 2017 and 26% in 2015.More than half of all Labour's candidates are women — a first for a major political party in the UK.(PA Graphics)By contrast, about three in 10 of those standing for the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats are women.The overall number of candidates in December's poll is currently 3,322.This is a…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/11/16/record-number-of-women-to-stand-in-general-election/

Communiqué of the Movement to Socialism (MAS-IPSP)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-16
The Bolivian people are living through terrible moments, with police officers and motorcyclists storm the streets and the military high command deciding to attack the citizens as a means of pacification, including preventing prominent people, religious leaders and political leaders from finding constitutional and democratic solutions to the crisis we are facing. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/16/communique-of-the-movement-to-socialism-mas-ipsp/

New Zealand police introduce new armed units
wsws.org | 2019-11-16
The Labour Party-led government is exploiting the Christchurch terrorist attack to further arm the police and increase their anti-democratic powers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/16/poli-n16.html

Deval Patrick Had Chris Christie's Nod … a Year Ago
Kasia Anderson | truthdig.com | 2019-11-16
The mystery of why a GOP mainstay like Christie would publicly name-check Patrick, a Democratic gov.-turned 2020 candidate, is yet unsolved.
truthdig.com/articles/deval-patrick-had-chris-christies-nod-a-year-ago/

Record number of women to stand in general election
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-16
A record number of women are set to stand in next month's general election.Provisional analysis by the PA news agency shows that 1,120 female candidates have registered — 34% of the total.This is the highest proportion of women candidates in a general election in history, up from 29% in 2017 and 26% in 2015.More than half of all Labour's candidates are women — a first for a major political party in the UK.(PA Graphics)By contrast, about three in 10 of those standing for the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats are women.The overall number of candidates in December's poll is currently 3,322.This is a…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/11/16/record-number-of-women-to-stand-in-general-election/

Weekend Read: The importance of documenting racism in the White House
Christine Harrison | splcenter.org | 2019-11-16
Earlier this week, the SPLC's Intelligence Project released the first two installments of an explosive four-part series examining more than 900 leaked emails between White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and an editor at the Breitbart News Network, a far-right website that its co-founder once dubbed the "platform for the alt-right."
splcenter.org/news/2019/11/16/weekend-read-importance-documenting-racism-white-house

Rodney Reed Lawyers 'Relieved and Thankful' After Stay of Execution Granted by Texas Court
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-16
"Reed's execution should not just be delayed, but canceled," said Bernie Sanders. "Real criminal justice reform must include joining every other major democracy in eliminating the death penalty." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-11-16_at_12.05.15_am.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/16/rodney-reed-lawyers-relieved-and-thankful-after-stay-execution-granted-texas-court?cd-origin=rss

Left Twitter Responds With Viral #TooFarLeft Hashtag After Obama Counsels Democrats to Tamp Down Progressive Ambitions
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-16
"I launched the #TooFarLeft tag," declared Peter Daou, "because I've had it with Republicans, media elites, and corporate Dems enabling fascists while denigrating those who seek economic and social justice as 'too far left.' I'd like to ONCE hear them complain America is too far right." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/barakc_obama_too_far_let.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/16/left-twitter-responds-viral-toofarleft-hashtag-after-obama-counsels-democrats-tamp?cd-origin=rss

The Essence of Evil: Sex with Children Has Become Big Business in America
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-16
Important article by John Whitehead first published by the Rutherford Institute and Global Research on April 24, 2019 | " Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day."–John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children…
globalresearch.ca/essence-evil-sex-children-become-big-business-america/5675394

'Meant to intimidate': Code Pink's Medea Benjamin slams bogus police raid as crackdown on peace activism
rt.com | 2019-11-15
Peace activist Medea Benjamin slammed a recent police raid on her home after she was accused of "assaulting" a Democratic congresswoman, calling it an act of "intimidation" against those opposing US interventionist policies. | Over a dozen officers from the US Capitol Police surrounded Benjamin's home on Wednesday, alleging the activist assaulted Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Florida) at a press conference earlier that day, but Benjamin says the charge is phoney. | "This is selective prosecution and it's bogus," she told RT, adding "I'm a peace activist, I don't assault anyone." | They make up thin…
rt.com/usa/473503-medea-benjamin-intimidation-attempt/

Get Trump First, But Then
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-15
Were Donald Trump and the Republicans who support him slightly less relentless in giving reasons to despair for the human race, it would be a lot harder than it now is to maintain a proper perspective. Trump and those hideous GOP House members defending him on TV are so execrable and pose such a clear…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/15/get-trump-first-but-then/

LA rally marks 25 years since racist California Prop 187
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-15
Los Angeles, CA – On November 9, hundreds rallied in downtown Los Angeles at Los Angeles State Historic Park to mark 25 years after the defeat of the racist California Proposition 187. California Proposition 187 which was commonly referred to as the Save Our State (SOS) initiative, was a 1994 ballot initiative initiated by the Republican Party with then Republican Governor Pete Wilson attacking mostly Mexican immigrants. Prop 187 called for a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibited the undocumented from using non-emergency health care, public education and other services in the State of California.
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/14/la-rally-marks-25-years-racist-california-prop-187

The Democrats Have the Country on a Slippery Slope
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-15
The fake "whistleblower's name– Eric Ciamerella–has been known for a long time, but not officially. Now it is official. Senator Rand Paul has officially released his name. Funny, isn't it, that only the Republicans want Ciamerella to testify. The …
globalresearch.ca/democrats-have-country-slippery-slope/5695036

Israel Kills Over 30 In Gaza, Bolivia Coup About Lithium And More & Israeli Group Taking Syria's Oil
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-15
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-kills-over-30-in-gaza-bolivia-coup-about-lithium-and-more-israeli-group-taking-syrias-oil/

Pete Buttigieg Touted Three Major Supporters of His Douglass Plan for Black America. They Were Alarmed When They Saw It
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-11-15
"I never actually endorsed the plan. They went ahead and used my name," said one prominent South Carolinian who the campaign named as a top supporter.
theintercept.com/2019/11/15/pete-buttigieg-campaign-black-voters/

Wither Democrats; Enter Hillary
William Stroock | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-15
For a generation, American political reformers have been obsessed with the idea of 'money in politics.' According to reformers, political organizations that bundle money and donate it to campaigns are corrupting politicians. So, the theories go, campaign finance reform would …
globalresearch.ca/wither-democrats-enter-hillary/5695108

Behind the racist coup in Bolivia
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-15
Sunday November the 10th, at approximately 4pm (eastern standard time) the democratically elected president and vice president of Bolivia, Evo Morales and àÅlvaro García respectively, were forced to resign from power. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/15/behind-the-racist-coup-in-bolivia/

Trump's Democratic Critics Want it Both Ways on Biden, Clinton
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-15
US president Donald Trump "elevated his political interest above the national interest and demanded foreign interference in an American election," Peter Beinart asserts at The Atlantic.
counterpunch.org/2019/11/15/trumps-democratic-critics-want-it-both-ways-on-biden-clinton/

UNF SDS says 'No Nazis at UNF' again
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-15
Jacksonville, FL – The University of North Florida's (UNF) chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a banner drop on November 13, condemning recent Neo-Nazi propaganda that has been posted around campus. The hand-written banner read, "Neo-Nazis not welcome here." | On November 5, UNF's student newspaper released an article of students finding multiple Neo-Nazi flyers around campus that read, "It's ok to genocide subhumans" and "The struggle never ends. Join the F.K.D." FKD stands for Feuerkrieg Division, a splinter group of the paramilitary extremist group, Atomwaffen Division which has been linked…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/14/unf-sds-says-no-nazis-unf-again

MN says: "No to U.S. coup in Bolivia"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-15
Minneapolis, MN – 50 protesters rallied at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis on November 14 in response to a call for emergency response protests. On November 8, Bolivia's military staged a coup and ousted democratically elected President Evo Morales. Even though Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the people's movements have refused to back down and have been protesting in the capital. Protests internationally have been organized to show solidarity with the indigenous and workers' movements opposing U.S. interference in Bolivia. | Thousands of drivers returning home from work…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/15/mn-says-no-us-coup-bolivia

Ex-Ukraine envoy's feelings that Trump 'threatened' her & his 'real-time attacks' on Twitter are IMPEACHABLE, Democrats say
rt.com | 2019-11-15
Ex-ambassador Marie Yovanovitch feeling "threatened" by President Donald Trump and his tweet criticizing her "in real-time" during her testimony amount to new grounds for impeachment, Democrats and their media proxies claimed. | During Friday's impeachment hearing, Yovanovitch complained that she's been the victim of a "smear campaign" by the Trump administration, carried out particularly by the president's personal counsel Rudy Giuliani — and Trump himself. | The former ambassador recalled her reaction to the transcript of the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a testi…
rt.com/usa/473583-yovanovitch-impeachment-intimidation-trump/

Evo Thanks Alberto Fernandez's Argentina for Its Hospitality
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-15
Bolivian president, Evo Morales, acknowledged from Mexico that he is "analyzing" the invitation that elected president Alberto Fernández made him to travel to Argentina and regretted that the current government of Mauricio Macri has prioritized maintaining "the ideological differences "instead of" defending democracy ". | RELATED: | Alberto Fernandez Offers Argentina as a Home to Evo Morales | "I don't lose hope of returning to Bolivia. And if I approach Bolivia through Argentina,…
telesurenglish.net/news/Evo-Thanks-Alberto-Fernandezs-Argentina-for-Its-Hospitality-20191115-0011.html

DNC Dithers While the World Burns
Tom Weis | commondreams.org | 2019-11-15
The youth-led Sunrise Movement launched a campaign earlier this year to urge the Democratic Party to hold a 2020 presidential primary debate about the climate crisis. (Photo: Sunrise Movement/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/dnc-sunrise.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/11/15/dnc-dithers-while-world-burns?cd-origin=rss

Big-Dollar Donors Helped Deval Patrick Lay Groundwork for Presidential Campaign
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-15
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is making a late entrance into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, a surprise run funded primarily through massive contributions to an affiliated outside group. | Patrick, an executive at investment firm Bain Capital, reportedly sees himself as a moderate candidate who can win ov…
truthout.org/articles/big-dollar-donors-helped-deval-patrick-lay-groundwork-for-presidential-campaign/

"Crime Against Democracy": U.S. Backed Fascist Coup in Bolivia
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-15
Bolivia's legitimate President, Evo Morales now in exile in Mexico said that the "The OAS is in the service of the North American empire" and that he "could not understand" how his military leaders betrayed Bolivia.
globalresearch.ca/u-s-backed-fascist-coup-bolivia-crime-against-democracy/5695045

Demands for Stephen Miller's Resignation Grow Following SPLC Report
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2019-11-15
Leaders of several Democratic caucuses became the latest voices demanding the resignation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller after an SPLC investigation showed, through leaked emails, his affinity for white nationalism.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/11/15/demands-stephen-millers-resignation-grow-following-splc-report

Bolivia and the Loud Silence
Clark T. Scott | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-15
The lack of criticism about the destruction of democracy in Bolivia from the presidential candidates in the so-called democratic party of the faking United States of America is possibly the single most revealing non-event in the charade of the 2020 electoral scheming. It is more telling than all of their words. The only one of…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/15/bolivia-and-the-loud-silence/

Bolivia and the Loud Silence
Clark T. Scott | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-15
The lack of criticism about the destruction of democracy in Bolivia from the presidential candidates in the so-called democratic party of the faking United States of America is possibly the single most revealing non-event in the charade of the 2020 electoral scheming. It is more telling than all of their words. The only one of…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/15/bolivia-and-the-loud-silence/

Whistleblowers Are Public Servants. We Must Protect Them
Kate Ruane | aclu.org | 2019-11-15
President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine spoke on the phone. The president insists the call was "perfect." Others are concerned that, during the call, the president intimated he would withhold financial aid appropriated to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian president agreed to investigate former-Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival of the president. | How do we even know about any of this? A…
aclu.org/news/free-speech/whistleblowers-are-public-servants-we-must-protect-them

WATCH LIVE: Trump Impeachment Inquiry Hearing
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-15
The second day of televised impeachment hearings have begun into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son. It is only the third time in U.S. history there have been televised impeachment hearings. | On Friday, November 15, the Committee will hear testimony from Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. | On Wednesday, November 13, the first two witnesses testified: George Kent, a deputy assi…
truthout.org/video/watch-live-trump-impeachment-inquiry-hearing/

Amnesty International Amplifies Clemency Demand for Rodney Reed as Supreme Court Considers Taking Up Case
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-15
As the Supreme Court debated whether to take up the case of death row inmate Rodney Reed, Amnesty International on Friday demanded that Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott grant clemency to Reed days before he is set to be executed despite mounting evidence that he did not commit the crime he was convicted of two decades ago. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen20shot202019-11-1520at202.57.4220pm.jpg
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Massive Anti-Coup Protests Explode Across Bolivia 'Against the Many Violations to Democracy'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-15
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Sen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, co-moderated by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali, was held last Friday at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was one of six Democratic candidates to share his plans to confront environmental injustices and the climate crisis. Booker spoke about racial disparities in the U.S., the creation of renewable energy jobs and the water contamination crises in cities across the country, including his hometown of Newark. "My community is not alone," Booker said. "Lead service…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/cory_booker_presidential_forum_environmental_justice

Sen. Cory Booker on Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power & "Savage Racial Disparities" in the U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice, co-moderated by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali, was held last Friday at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was one of six Democratic candidates to share his plans to confront environmental injustices and the climate crisis. Booker spoke about racial disparities in the U.S., the creation of renewable energy jobs and the water contamination crises in cities across the country, including his hometown of Newark. "My community is not alone," Booker said. "Lead service…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/cory_booker_presidential_forum_environmental_justice

"This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/daca_supreme_court_oral_arguments_lead

Justice for Rodney Reed: Millions Urge Texas to Halt Execution Amid New Evidence of His Innocence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
The Supreme Court considers Friday whether to take up the case of Rodney Reed, an African-American death row prisoner in Texas who is scheduled to be executed in less than a week for a murder he says he did not commit. On Thursday, Reed's family braved the cold to camp outside the Supreme Court for a vigil asking the justices to help halt the execution. Millions of people around the country have joined their cause in recent weeks amid mounting evidence that another man may be responsible for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old white woman. In 1998, an all-white jury sentenced Reed to die for Stites's…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/rodney_reed_death_row_scheduled_execution

"This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-15
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/15/daca_supreme_court_oral_arguments_lead

Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-11-14
Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination.
progressive.org/dispatches/new-arab-spring-lebanon-iraq-erlich-191114/

"We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-14
Unrest continued in Bolivia Thursday as protests against the right-wing coup that unseated democratically-elected President Evo Morales on Sunday.

"We Don't Want Any Dictators": Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Military Coup

With Harris & Booker polling single digits, Mass. ex-governor Deval Patrick joins 2020 race to salvage minority vote
rt.com | 2019-11-14
Former Massachusetts governor and private equity fund manager Deval Patrick has jumped into the 2020 presidential race, his run a signal that the other establishment-friendly minority Democrats have crashed and burned. | Patrick announced his candidacy on Thursday, just three months before the start of primary season in Iowa. In an announcement video that avoids taking any strong stances on issues, he calls for moderation and healing, serving up a warmed-over slice of hope-and-change rhetoric that might trigger déja vu in voters who remember Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. | In a spirit of profound gratit…
rt.com/usa/473483-deval-patrick-bain-romney-election/

New Senate Bill Would Curtail ICE's "Unnecessary Overuse of Solitary Confinement"
Spencer Woodman | theintercept.com | 2019-11-14
A group of prominent U.S. senators introduced legislation Thursday that would dramatically curtail the use of solitary confinement inside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers. | The bill, sponsored by Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, takes aim at a range of practices identified in Solitary Voices, an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Intercept investigation into the heavy use of solitary confinement by ICE. | Press releases from
theintercept.com/2019/11/14/ice-solitary-confinement-dick-durbin-bill/

Why Democrats Need to Stop Worrying and Love the Deficit
Marshall Auerback | thenation.com | 2019-11-14
Why Democrats Need to Stop Worrying and Love the Deficit…
thenation.com/article/deficit-democrats-spending-economy/

Why Democrats Need to Stop Worrying and Love the Deficit
Marshall Auerback | thenation.com | 2019-11-14
Why Democrats Need to Stop Worrying and Love the Deficit…
thenation.com/article/deficit-democrats-spending-economy/

CodePink Founder Medea Benjamin Threatened with Arrest After Protesting U.S. Foreign Interventions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
CodePink co-founder and longtime peace activist Medea Benjamin was threatened with arrest in Washington, D.C., Wednesday and accused of assaulting a sitting congressmember after being forcibly removed from a press conference for opposing the U.S.-backed coup and U.S. sanctions in Venezuela. Benjamin vehemently denies the accusations and says she was in fact the one assaulted when she and other activists demonstrated at a press conference hosted by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Florida Republican Mario Díaz-Balart announcing the launch of a Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. We speak with Me…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/activist_medea_benjamin_faces_threats_of

In First Public Impeachment Hearing, Trump Implicated in Effort to Pressure Ukraine to Probe Bidens
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
The first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump was held Wednesday. Trump is just the fourth president in U.S. history to face impeachment. Two witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. They both said President Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company. We play highlights from the hearing.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/trump_public_impeachment_hearings_william_taylor

"This Is Unacceptable": Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon Says Trump Is a Rogue President
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
The public phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump began Wednesday, with testimonies from two witnesses: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. The hearing brought forth new details about a previously unknown phone call in July between President Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Both Kent and Taylor expressed concern over the role President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had in dictating U.S. policy on Ukraine. We speak with Elizabeth Holtzman, a former U.S. congressme…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/elizabeth_holtzman_trump_impeachment_public_hearing

Chilean Activist: Same Elites Who Caused Social Crisis Can't Be Trusted to Write New Constitution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
In Chile, protesters led a massive national strike Tuesday as they condemned the government's plans to rewrite the country's Constitution, which dates back to Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Chile's interior minister announced Sunday the government would draft a new constitution that Congress would then rewrite and put to a public referendum. But protesters say the people should be involved with the rewriting of the constitution from the beginning and that this is an attempt by Sebastián Piñera's government to delay political and social reforms in Chile. The Chilean authorities have killed at least 20 people…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/chile_national_strike_sebastian_pinera_constitution

Chilean Activist: Same Elites Who Caused Social Crisis Can't Be Trusted to Write New Constitution
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
In Chile, protesters led a massive national strike Tuesday as they condemned the government's plans to rewrite the country's Constitution, which dates back to Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Chile's interior minister announced Sunday the government would draft a new constitution that Congress would then rewrite and put to a public referendum. But protesters say the people should be involved with the rewriting of the constitution from the beginning and that this is an attempt by Sebastián Piñera's government to delay political and social reforms in Chile. The Chilean authorities have killed at least 20 people…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/chile_national_strike_sebastian_pinera_constitution

"This Is Unacceptable": Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon Says Trump Is a Rogue President
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-14
The public phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump began Wednesday, with testimonies from two witnesses: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. The hearing brought forth new details about a previously unknown phone call in July between President Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Both Kent and Taylor expressed concern over the role President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had in dictating U.S. policy on Ukraine. We speak with Elizabeth Holtzman, a former U.S. congressme…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/14/elizabeth_holtzman_trump_impeachment_public_hearing

Code Pink founder raided by DC police on dubious charges of 'assault' at anti-Maduro 'Venezuela freedom' event (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-11-13
Police have tried to detain Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin without a warrant on mysterious charges of 'assaulting' a Democratic congresswoman at an anti-Maduro press event in support of the "freedom for the Venezuelan people." | Benjamin was accused of assaulting Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Florida) when over a dozen officers surrounded her home on Wednesday in Washington, DC. | In footage she posted to Facebook, Benjamin strenuously denies the accusations, explaining that she was the one assaulted — pushed and pulled by right-wing Venezuelans ("big guys") supporting the US-backed oppositi…
rt.com/usa/473371-medea-benjamin-detained-venezuela-assault/

Under Pressure From Left, New Jersey Democrats Back Off Vote to Gut Minimum Wage Law
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-11-13
After passing a $15 minimum wage, Democrats are pushing a bill that would suspend scheduled wage increases based on changes in unemployment or retail sales.
theintercept.com/2019/11/13/minimum-wage-new-jersey-democrats/

Trump Directed Diplomat to Ask Ukraine to Probe Biden in Overheard Cellphone Call
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-11-13
Trump told a U.S. diplomat who called him from a restaurant in Kyiv that he wanted Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, according to a State Department witness.
theintercept.com/2019/11/13/trump-discussed-demand-biden-probe-cellphone-call-overheard-ukraine/

Like Dr. Frankenstein, Republicans Now Face the Monster They Created
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2019-11-13
Like Dr. Frankenstein, Republicans Now Face the Monster They Created…
thenation.com/article/fuentes-alt-right-republican-trump/

Impeachment Hearing Republicans Confirm There Is No Defense for Donald Trump
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-11-13
Impeachment Hearing Republicans Confirm There Is No Defense for Donald Trump…
thenation.com/article/impeachment-intelligence-committee-first-day/

Governments Abroad Are Shaping Our Foreign Policy in Broad Daylight
Ben Freeman, Ryan Summers | thenation.com | 2019-11-13
Governments Abroad Are Shaping Our Foreign Policy in Broad Daylight…
thenation.com/article/trump-saudi-arabia-lobbying/

A Coup? A Debate on the Political Crisis in Bolivia That Led to Evo Morales's Resignation
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
In Bolivia, right-wing Senator Jeanine àÅñez declared herself president Tuesday night despite a lack of quorum in Congress, amid a deepening political crisis in the country. Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, left the country Monday after being granted asylum in Mexico. Morales announced his resignation Sunday shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his departure. His Movement Toward Socialism party is refusing to recognize àÅñez as president, calling her claim illegal and decrying Evo Morales's resignation over the weekend as a military coup. Last month, M…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bolivia_evo_morales_coup_debate

Bill Moyers on Impeachment: All Presidents Lie, But Trump Has Created a Culture of Lying
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
We continue our conversation with legendary journalist Bill Moyers, who covered impeachment proceedings against Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The first televised impeachment hearings into President Trump begin today. Moyers says the current administration and the media have created a "culture of lying" that goes beyond what other presidents have done. "All presidents lie. It's a defense they use. But not all presidents lie systemically," Moyers says.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bill_moyers_trump_culture_of_lying

Democracy on Trial: Bill Moyers on Impeachment Inquiry & Why PBS Should Air Hearings in Primetime
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
Televised impeachment hearings begin today in the inquiry into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals. Two witnesses are testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Both officials have privately told congressional investigators that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Donald Trump is just the fourth U.S. presi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bill_moyers_pbs_impeachment_watergate

Democracy on Trial: Bill Moyers on Impeachment Inquiry & Why PBS Should Air Hearings in Primetime
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-13
Televised impeachment hearings begin today in the inquiry into whether President Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rivals. Two witnesses are testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee: George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. Both officials have privately told congressional investigators that Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in an attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Donald Trump is just the fourth U.S. presi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/13/bill_moyers_pbs_impeachment_watergate

Marco Rubio blames 'Putin's disinformation' for coverage of Bolivia coup that he doesn't like
rt.com | 2019-11-12
Eager to find some way to implicate Russia in Bolivia's political crisis and control of the US narrative, Republican senator Marco Rubio branded any skeptical coverage of events as an example of how "Putin uses disinformation." | Rubio, an early and avid supporter of protests that ousted former Bolivian President Evo Morales this week, tweeted that those wishing to understand Russian disinformation should "study current coverage" of Bolivia. | In Rubio's world, Russia has created "fake news" on Bolivia and is spreading it via a "vast network of outlets" and "social media actors" before it is "echoed in mainstr…
rt.com/usa/473270-marco-rubio-bolivia-russia/

Hedge Fund-Backed GOP Group Is Digging Up Dirt on Elizabeth Warren, Documents Show
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2019-11-12
In October, documents surfaced that appeared to contradict a key story told by Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail. In her telling, Warren's "dream job" as a public school teacher ended in 1971 when the school principal noticed she was "visibly pregnant," a form of employment discrimination that was legal and common during that era. On October 7, a conservative website presented archived documents that appeared to challenge that narrative, including the minutes of a meeting in which the school board had voted to extend Warren's tenure and another in which the board notes that Warren herself resigned from…
theintercept.com/2019/11/12/elizabeth-warren-pregnancy-fired-america-rising/

Everything So Far Has Failed: Why Exxon Mobil Is Being Taken to Court Over Climate Change
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-11-12
A New York trial marks the first in a wave of court cases seeking to hold the fossil fuel industry to account for the climate emergency.
theintercept.com/2019/11/12/climate-exxon-mobil-new-york-court/

James Corbett Interview — ISIS Was Created, Armed And Funded By US/Israel & It's An Open Secret
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-12
The US government armed Osama Bin Laden; it armed Saddam Hussain with chemical weapons to be used against Iran in 1980; it armed the very groups that later became ISIS. Yet we are sold an entirely different yarn by the US government and its lap dog MSM. Today I have invited James Corbett on the …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/interviews/james-corbett-interview-isis-created-armed-funded-by-us-israel-an-open-secret/

Leaked Audio Recordings Implicate Cruz, Menendez And Rubio In Bolivia Coup & Veteran's Day Reality
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-12
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/leaked-audio-recordings-implicate-cruz-menendez-and-rubio-bolivia-coup-veterans-day-reality/

Sanctions Against North Korea Hurt Women
Marie O'Reilly | progressive.org | 2019-11-12
"Maximum pressure" sanctions have failed to change policies in Pyongyang, and have had grave human costs.
progressive.org/op-eds/north-korea-sanctions-hurt-women-oreilly-191112/

Vowing to End Cash Bail & Reform Justice System, Chesa Boudin Wins San Francisco DA Race
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-12
In a stunning victory, public defender Chesa Boudin has been declared the winner of a hotly contested district attorney's race in San Francisco. Boudin ran on a platform to end cash bail and dismantle the war on drugs, and was endorsed by Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. His win sends a pointed message to the Democratic establishment, which had mobilized in full force against his campaign. San Francisco Mayor London Breed, California Governor Gavin Newsom and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris all endorsed Boudin's opponent, Suzy Loftus. Boudin is the child of Weather Underground…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/12/chesa_boudin_san_francisco_district_attorney

Vowing to End Cash Bail & Reform Justice System, Chesa Boudin Wins San Francisco DA Race
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-12
In a stunning victory, public defender Chesa Boudin has been declared the winner of a hotly contested district attorney's race in San Francisco. Boudin ran on a platform to end cash bail and dismantle the war on drugs, and was endorsed by Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. His win sends a pointed message to the Democratic establishment, which had mobilized in full force against his campaign. San Francisco Mayor London Breed, California Governor Gavin Newsom and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris all endorsed Boudin's opponent, Suzy Loftus. Boudin is the child of Weather Underground…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/12/chesa_boudin_san_francisco_district_attorney

The Edge of Democracy: Lula Is Freed in Brazil in Victory for Movement to Resist Bolsonaro
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-12
In Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was freed from prison Friday after 580 days behind bars. Lula's surprise release came after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled to end the mandatory imprisonment of people convicted of crimes who are appealing their cases. He was serving a 12-year sentence over a disputed corruption and money laundering conviction handed down by conservative Judge Sérgio Moro, an ally of current far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and has long maintained his innocence. Lula has vowed to challenge Bolsonaro in the 2022 elections. At the time of his imprisonment in April…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/12/petra_costa_lula_edge_of_democracy

"Seattle Is Not For Sale": Voters Rebuke Amazon, Re-electing Socialist Kshama Sawant
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-12
In Seattle, Socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has been re-elected in a race that pitted her against Amazon — Seattle's largest private employer and one of the most powerful companies in the world. Overall, Amazon poured $1.5 million into Seattle's City Council election and backed Sawant's opponent, Egan Orion, with nearly half a million dollars. Kshama Sawant is Seattle's first Socialist politician elected in nearly a century. She has successfully pushed a number of progressive policies, including making Seattle the first major American city to adopt a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Kshama Sawant joins…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/12/socialist_kshama_sawant_seattle_election_amazon

Government Doesn't Want Trump or His Immigration Policies Mentioned in Retrial of Border Aid Worker Scott Warren
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-11-11
A new poll shows that most Americans oppose criminalizing aid, a reality U.S. attorneys hope to keep out of the Arizona courtroom where Warren is on trial.
theintercept.com/2019/11/11/immigration-aid-scott-warren-retrial/

Turkey's Syria 'Ethnic Cleansing' In US Memo, US Can Shoot 'Any Syrian' Over Oil & A Bolivia Coup
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-11
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/turkeys-syria-ethnic-cleansing-in-us-memo-us-can-shoot-any-syrian-over-oil-a-bolivia-coup/

Mitch McConnell Faces Threat From Populist Challenger Charles Booker in Kentucky Senate Race
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-11-11
Sen. Mitch McConnell faces a new 2020 threat, as Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker announced the formation of an exploratory committee on Monday. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is already being challenged by Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath, who ran and lost a winnable race for a Lexington-area House seat in 2018. | In the Democratic primary, Booker, who backs progressive policies like a Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and a living wage, plans to run as a contrast to McGrath, who is running more to the center or the center-right. | In a 2018 run for Congress, her opponent, Rep. Andy Barr, made devastat…
theintercept.com/2019/11/11/mitch-mcconnell-2020-election-charles-booker/

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Environmental Justice, Shutting Down Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-11
Six 2020 presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — participated in the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on November 8. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali co-moderated the event, which took place at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. We air highlights of Warren speaking about the climate crisis, public health, shutting down pipelines, capitalism, the order of primary states and…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/11/elizabeth_warren_environmental_justice_amy_goodman

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Environmental Justice, Shutting Down Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-11
Six 2020 presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — participated in the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on November 8. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali co-moderated the event, which took place at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. We air highlights of Warren speaking about the climate crisis, public health, shutting down pipelines, capitalism, the order of primary states and…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/11/elizabeth_warren_environmental_justice_amy_goodman

"This Is a Military Coup": Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls for His Ouster
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-11
Bolivia is in a state of political crisis after longtime President Evo Morales resigned Sunday following what he described as a military coup. Weeks of protests have taken place since a disputed election last month. Morales announced his resignation in a televised address Sunday, shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his resignation. Bolivia's vice president also resigned Sunday, as did the head of the Bolivian Senate and the lower house. Opposition leader Jeanine àÅñez, who is the second vice president of the Bolivian Senate, is claiming she will assume the presidency today.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/11/evo_morales_bolivia_protests_military_coup

"This Is a Military Coup": Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls for His Ouster
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-11
Bolivia is in a state of political crisis after longtime President Evo Morales resigned Sunday following what he described as a military coup. Weeks of protests have taken place since a disputed election last month. Morales announced his resignation in a televised address Sunday, shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his resignation. Bolivia's vice president also resigned Sunday, as did the head of the Bolivian Senate and the lower house. Opposition leader Jeanine àÅñez, who is the second vice president of the Bolivian Senate, is claiming she will assume the presidency today.
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/11/evo_morales_bolivia_protests_military_coup

'Hong Kong is becoming a police dictatorship'
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-11
China-Hong Kong relations Pip HinmanIssue 1245 Hong Kong 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy movementNovember 11, 2019Hong Kong police unleashed a new wave of violence against protesters on November 11, killing one and injuring others. Green…
greenleft.org.au/content/hong-kong-becoming-police-dictatorship

Thousands Rally with Bernie Sanders and AOC at Iowa Climate Summit
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-11-10
The day after he held the biggest Iowa rally of the election cycle, Sanders held a climate summit in Des Moines. TRNN's Dharna Noor and Jaisal Noor spoke with attendees.
therealnews.com/stories/thousands-rally-with-bernie-sanders-and-aoc-at-iowa-climate-summit

Thousands Rally with Bernie Sanders and AOC at Iowa Climate Summit
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-11-10
The day after he held the biggest Iowa rally of the election cycle, Sanders held a climate summit in Des Moines. TRNN's Dharna Noor and Jaisal Noor spoke with attendees.
therealnews.com/stories/thousands-rally-with-bernie-sanders-and-aoc-at-iowa-climate-summit

Possible False Flag In Iraq, US Votes Against Anti-Nazi Res. & Pompeo's Iran Nuclear Lies Debunked
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-09
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Warren, Booker & Steyer to Take Part in First-Ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-08
We broadcast live from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where tonight the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice will be held. Six presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — are participating. The forum is hosted by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and leaders from frontline communities. South Carolina is a crucial state for the 2020 presidential race and one of the first that will have a Democratic primary, following New Hampshire and caucuses in Iowa and Nevada. The re…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/8/mustafa_ali_environmental_justice_presidential_forum

Warren, Booker & Steyer to Take Part in First-Ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-08
We broadcast live from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where tonight the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice will be held. Six presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — are participating. The forum is hosted by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and leaders from frontline communities. South Carolina is a crucial state for the 2020 presidential race and one of the first that will have a Democratic primary, following New Hampshire and caucuses in Iowa and Nevada. The re…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/8/mustafa_ali_environmental_justice_presidential_forum

"We Can't Afford to Wait for the DNC": Why Black Lawmakers Organized an Environmental Justice Forum
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-08
The first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice takes place tonight in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where six presidential candidates will take to the stage at South Carolina State University. African-American communities and people of color on the frontlines in South Carolina have been fighting for justice in the face of extreme environmental racism for years. We host a roundtable with local leaders and environmental justice advocates to talk about the significance of the event, the issues their communities face and the 2020 candidates' platforms on environmental justice. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, president o…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/8/south_carolina_leaders_environmental_justice_2020

Remembering the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre When Police Shot Dead Three Unarmed Black Students
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-08
The 1968 Orangeburg massacre is one of the most violent and least remembered events of the civil rights movement. A crowd of students gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University to protest segregation at Orangeburg's only bowling alley. After days of escalating tensions, students started a bonfire and held a vigil on the campus to protest. Dozens of police arrived on the scene, and state troopers fired live ammunition into the crowd. When the shooting stopped, three students were dead and 28 wounded. Although the tragedy predated the Kent State shootings and Jackson State killings and it was the fir…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/8/remembering_orangeburg_massacre_1968_south_carolina

"The Pollinators": New Film Shows How Decline of Bee Colonies Could Mean Collapse of Food Chain
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-07
A documentary film "The Pollinators" tells the story of the world's yellow-black jacketed honey bees, whose existence may determine the future of human survival. The insects pollinate nearly all the fruits, vegetables and nuts we consume, and some experts estimate one out of every three bites of food we eat depends on the work of honey bees. However, the future of the insects is now in peril with widespread reports of bee colony collapses. In the last decade and a half, beekeepers have reported staggering declines in their bee populations due to pesticides, parasites and loss of habitat. Scientists warn climate c…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/7/the_pollinators_film_decline_of_bee

Investigations Unearth Systemic Corruption in K-12 School Leadership–and Students and Teachers Lose Out
Jeff Bryant | progressive.org | 2019-11-05
Much of the blame lies with an education reform movement that has exhorted schools to operate more like businesses and mimic corporate hiring processes.
progressive.org/public-school-shakedown/investigations-corruption-school-leadership-byrant-191105/

The Leisure Agenda Will Give Americans Less Work and More Free Time
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-05
Read the Paper | People's Policy Project, in collaboration with the newly-formed Gravel Institute, has released its latest major paper: "The Leisure Agenda." Ryan Cooper authored the paper. Jon White designed the paper. | The paper begins by documenting how overworked Americans are relative to people in similarly-developed countries. The average American worker puts in 269 more market work hours each year than…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/05/the-leisure-agenda-will-give-americans-less-work-and-more-free-time/

Warren's Medicare Head Tax Would Be About $9,500
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2019-11-03
On Friday, I wrote a piece arguing that Elizabeth Warren's use of an employer head tax was not a good way to fund Medicare for All and that instead the more conventional choices of income and payroll taxes would be better. The reason they are better is because income and payroll taxes are based on how much income you receive while a head tax charges the same dollar amount for every worker regardless of their income, making it much more onerous on the lower and middle classes. | This point holds…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/11/03/warrens-medicare-head-tax-would-be-about-9500/

"White Helmets Are Preparing New Chemical Provocations In Syria," France Bombs Iraq & Oil Occupation
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-03
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/2/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Baghdadi Deception Exposed, Israel Bombs Gaza After Phantom Rocket & US Violates Own Syria Sanctions
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-02
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/1/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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