Monthly Archives: November 2019

2019-11-30: News Headlines

John Pilger (2019-11-30). Visiting Britain's Political Prisoner. dissidentvoice.org I set out at dawn. Her Majesty's Prison Belmarsh is in the flat hinterland of south east London, a ribbon of walls and wire with no horizon. At what is called the visitors centre, I surrendered my passport, wallet, credit cards, medical cards, money, phone, keys, comb, pen, paper. I need two pairs of glasses. …

WSWS (2019-11-30). Hundreds attend London meeting to demand freedom for Julian Assange. wsws.org The largest meeting held in London to date reflects growing opposition to plans by the US government to extradite and imprison Assange for exposing war crimes, illegal mass surveillance and state corruption.

WSWS (2019-11-30). Groundswell of support for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. wsws.org The surge of support for Assange is a welcome blow to the conspiracy of silence surrounding his persecution, enforced by governments, establishment parties and the corporate media around the world.

WSWS (2019-11-30). John Pilger visits Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison: "Look how you frighten them!" wsws.org The following speech was delivered by veteran investigative journalist John Pilger to a public meeting in London on November 28 at St Pancras New Church.

DXE (2019-11-30). Animal activists banned via Whole Foods' restraining order hold 24-hour fast & protest in Oakland. indybay.org Activists say Whole Foods' parent-company Amazon continually seeks to silence animal cruelty and transparency concerns with heavy-handed legal actions…

WSWS (2019-11-30). Imperialist powers intensify pressure on Iranian regime in wake of protests. wsws.org US imperialism is chiefly responsible for the tense standoff in the Persian Gulf. But the claims of the Iranian regime that "collective security" can be achieved by establishing a closer military alliance with Beijing and Moscow are reactionary.

Common Dreams (2019-11-30). Iraqis Revolt Against 16 Years of "Made in the USA" Corruption. theantimedia.com Iraq's prime minister announced that he will resign, the day after more than 40 protesters were killed.

WSWS (2019-11-30). Iraqi prime minister offers resignation after army unleashes bloodbath. wsws.org Adel Abdul Mahdi's announcement followed the massacre of protesters in two southern Iraqi cities and the capital Baghdad, in which at least 62 were killed.

Labor Video Project (2019-11-30). 50,000 Rally & March In Berlin To Defend Planet From Global Warming. indybay.org 50,000 rallied and marched through Berlin, Germany to protest the growing dangers of global warming and continued use of oil and gas around the world.

Ed Sykes (2019-11-30). Billionaires just took even greater control of the UK's media. Corbyn had the perfect response. thecanary.co The billionaire media's opposition to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn so far in this election has been full on. But now, the Daily Mail's owner has bought yet another newspaper, concentrating the country's media into even fewer hands. And Corbyn wasn't ab…

Jason Ditz (2019-11-30). Mexico Won't Allow US Military Operations Against Cartels. theantimedia.com Mexico's foreign ministry warned that U.S. drone strikes would be a "violation of national sovereignty."

WSWS (2019-11-30). Explosions at Texas petrochemical plant force over 40,000 to evacuate their homes. wsws.org The Port Neches plant, owned by the Houston-based Texas Petroleum Chemical Group, has been out of compliance for years and fined multiple times by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Brenda Norrell (2019-11-30). Native leader says Trump's empty promises won't halt crisis of murdered Indigenous women. indybay.org Ohlone Chair Dee Dee Ybarra said Trump's empty promises to halt the ongoing genocide of missing and murdered Indigenous women is no more than political rhetoric aimed at getting votes.

CFBDH (2019-11-30). Beyond Climate Denial: Exposing the Fossil Fuel Industry's Latest Tactics. indybay.org Children's Creativity Museum Theater, 221 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103…

Sunrise Movement Davis (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike at UC Davis. indybay.org UC Davis Quad, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616…

two events (2019-11-30). National Climate Strikes in Mill Valley. indybay.org 11 AM @ Depot Plaza Mill Valley, 87 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941 | 3 PM @ The Redwoods Corner, Miller Ave & Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941…

Sonoma County Sunrise Hub (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike: Die-ins, March, Vigil in Santa Rosa. indybay.org Old Courthouse Square, 3rd & Santa Rosa Ave and 4th & Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404…

350Marin, Sierra Club, and others (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike in San Rafael. indybay.org San Rafael City Plaza, 1000 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94960…

Fridays For Future Sacramento (2019-11-30). Black Friday Climate Strike at State Capitol Sacramento. indybay.org California State Capitol, North Steps, 1100 L Street, Sacramento , CA 95814…

Sonoma High School Earth Club (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike in Sonoma. indybay.org Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476…

Sunrise Movement San Ramon (2019-11-30). National Climate Strike in San Ramon. indybay.org Tri Valley area: San Ramon City Hall, 7000 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon 94582…

WSWS (2019-11-30). Canada's Human Rights Tribunal condemns government's treatment of indigenous children. wsws.org The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has rebuked the Liberal government for its refusal to compensate poor indigenous children and their families for discriminatory and neglectful treatment.

Fare strike (2019-11-30). Bay Area Youth Evade Unjust BART Fare. indybay.org San Francisco, California. Today, Friday November 29th, Bay Area (born and raised) youth evaded unjust fares and hopped the turnstiles en masse, stating their concern for their communities and a desire to hold BART accountable for attacks towards them. They say that many people from the Bay regularly hop as a basic point of survival and likewise, they have no intention of stopping these evasions.

Brenda Norrell (2019-11-30). The Occupation of Alcatraz: LaNada War Jack 'From Self-Determination Back to Termination'. indybay.org Dr. LaNada War Jack, Shoshone Bannock, said the Occupation of Alcatraz meant a new era of self-determination which is now threatened by the Trump administration's era of termination. Speaking at the annual AIM West UnThanksgiving Feast, during the 50 Year Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz, War Jack shared memories of 'Taking the Rock' in 1969.

Catherine Austin Fitts (2019-11-30). The U.S. Government Has Been Run as a Criminal Enterprise: Financial Fraud, Criminal Cash Flows. globalresearch.ca First published in December 2017 | Financial expert and investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts says the U.S. Government runs on massive criminal activity. Fitts explains, | "The U.S. economy is deeply dependent on criminal cash flows. We're the global leader in money …

Sean Gervasi (2019-11-30). Video: How the U.S. Caused the Breakup of the Soviet Union. globalresearch.ca We bring to the attention of Global Research readers the text of an unpublished Lecture delivered in 1992 by the late Sean Gervasi on the history of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the US Strategy formulated during World …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-11-30). Gli F-35 decollano con ali bipartisan. globalresearch.ca Lorenzo Guerini (Pd), ministro della Difesa del governo Conte II, ha comunicato alle commissioni parlamentari il passaggio alla fase 2 del programma di acquisto degli F-35 della statunitense Lockheed Martin. Passaggio preparato dal governo Conte I: il vicepremier Salvini (Lega) …

RT (2019-11-30). People want sex dolls like in HBO's Westworld, but the technology is not there yet, manufacturer claims. rt.com A new generation of hyper-realistic sex dolls is currently under development, a leading manufacturer of the silicone figurines has said, noting that the robots still lack the tech to make them convincingly human-like. | People are already replacing human companionship with sex dolls, Silicone Lovers co-founder Louie Love told the Daily Star, and "there's no turning back." | According to Love, a new sex robot model will be made in a factor in China that resembles "something out of Westworld," the hit HBO show that depicted robots that are indistinguishable from real humans. | Although every physical aspect of t…

RT (2019-11-30). China arrests Belizean citizen accused of meddling in Hong Kong protests. rt.com China has arrested a citizen of Belize in its southern city of Guangzhou for allegedly interfering in the internal affairs of Hong Kong. | Lee Henley Hu Xiang, a Belizean businessman who lives in China, had funded "hostile forces" in the United States and participated in activities that have led to unrest in Hong Kong, according to the official Guangdong Communist Party newspaper, citing Chinese security officials. He has been charged with violating national security laws. | Beijing has repeatedly accused foreign nations, particularly the United States, of providing direct and indirect support to Hong Kong pro…

RT (2019-11-30). US envoy spews vitriol as 6 more EU nations defy sanctions bypass device INSTEX & urge saving Iran nuclear deal. rt.com Six European countries, among them US NATO allies, have joined an EU scheme to bypass Donald Trump's sweeping sanctions, which ban all trade activities with Iran, raising the ire of a notorious American ambassador in Berlin. | Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden released a joint statement relating their intent to connect to INSTEX, short for the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges, a European special-purpose vehicle. The move is to "facilitate legitimate trade between Europe a…

RT (2019-11-30). Thanks, but we'll keep 'mother' & 'father': Putin rejects politically correct 'parent #1 & #2' titles. rt.com During a discussion on Russian national identity, President Vladimir Putin made sure to politely but firmly reject any notion of replacing traditional family structures with more "progressive" examples implemented in the West. | "You said the word 'mother' cannot be replaced. Turns out maybe it can: they've replaced it in some countries with 'parent number one' and 'parent number two.' I hope that never happens here," Putin said on Friday at the meeting of the Council for Interethnic Relations, a Kremlin advisory body. | His remarks came in response to lawmaker Viktor Vodolatsky, who talked about efforts to cu…

RT (2019-11-30). US cryptocurrency expert arrested for 'aiding adversary & sanctions violation' over North Korea trip. rt.com The FBI has arrested an American citizen accused of illicitly traveling to Pyongyang to give a talk on cryptocurrencies, claiming that the tech expert knowingly undermined Washington's efforts to isolate North Korea economically. | Virgil Griffith was taken into custody in Los Angeles over the trip to Pyongyang, where the Department of Justice says he gave "a presentation and technical advice on using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology." | "Mr Griffith allegedly traveled to North Korea without permission from the federal government, and with knowledge [that] what he was doing was against the law," the De…

RT (2019-11-30). Suicide or serial crime? SECOND woman found BURNT ALIVE in Indian town where harrowing rape & murder of Priyanka Reddy occurred. rt.com The burnt body of an Indian woman has been found on the outskirts of Hyderabad, not far from the place where veterinarian Priyanka Reddy was kidnapped, brutally raped and murdered by a gang of locals earlier this week. | As India recovers from the shock caused by the blood-chilling murder of the 27-year-old vet in Shamshabad, more grueling news has come from the very same town. | Read more | | #RIPPriyankaReddy: Indians share grief & outrage, exchange safety tips after horrific murder of young woman | On Saturday morning, locals walking past the Ayya…

RT (2019-11-30). London Bridge hero grabbed 5ft NARWHAL TUSK off wall to confront terrorist (PHOTOS, VIDEOS). rt.com As London reels from another terror attack the British public is paying tribute to the brave citizens who risked their lives to confront the crazed jihadi. Amazingly, one of the heroes used a narwhal tusk to tackle the extremist. | The man, who is believed to be a Polish chef named Luckasz, was attending a conference in Fishmongers Hall, just off London Bridge, when the attack broke out. According to eyewitnesses, when Usban Khan began his cowardly assault on unarmed civilians the quick-thinking individual pulled the whale tusk from a wall and used it to confront the attacker. | WARNING: DISTURBING FOOTAGE…

RT (2019-11-30). 'Don't let Roma happen again': Footage reveals Messi's ill-fated warning to Barca teammates before they collapsed at Liverpool. rt.com Lionel Messi warned his Barcelona teammates to avoid a repeat of their collapse against Roma at half-time during last season's UEFA Champions League semifinal defeat to Liverpool, new footage has revealed. | Messi and Barcelona crashed out of the tournament after suffering a 4-0 second leg defeat at Anfield, having won the first game 3-0 at the Nou Camp. | With the team 1-0 down at half-time at Anfield, captain Messi attempted to rouse the team, warning them they must avoid the same fate as befell them a year previously when they were dumped out of the Champions League quarterfinals after a famous comeback by…

RT (2019-11-30). McGregor tells Cerrone to 'enjoy Christmas dinner' – before firing first warning ahead of January showdown. rt.com As Conor McGregor mind games go it was on the tame side but the Irishman has already fired his first warning to Donald Cerrone ahead of their showdown at UFC 246 in Las Vegas. | McGregor's long-awaited Octagon return was finally confirmed this week with the news he would throw down with Cerrone in a welterweight bout T-Mobile Arena on January 18. | Return of the Mac: Conor McGregor to face Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in January UFC comeback | Taking to social media, Cerrone issued a reminder of why he…

Wiepke (2019-11-29). Apartheid Free Zone Campaign in Italy Has Grown by 50 Percent Since Launch in June. bdsmovement.net Apartheid Free Zone Campaign in Italy Has Grown by 50 Percent Since Launch in June: Update150 commercial, cultural and sporting activities in Italy have declared themselves free of Israeli apartheid Apartheid Free ZonesNovember 29, 2019 | By: | | BDS Italy

The Canary (2019-11-29). Boris Johnson is 'running scared' and 'threatening free press' over C4 debate row. thecanary.co Labour has accused the Prime Minister of "trying to restrict the free press" by threatening Channel 4 and of "running scared" of scrutiny by not committing to a BBC interview with Andrew Neil.A Tory source suggested the party may review Channel 4's public service broadcasting position after it replaced the PM with an ice sculpture on Thursday evening when he refused to take part in a climate change debate.The party also made a formal complaint to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom's election committee over what it said was "a provocative partisan stunt, which would itself constitute making a political opinion in its own…

Peter Biesterfeld (2019-11-29). Journalism is Not a Crime. dissidentvoice.org Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train ourselves to be passive in its presence. — Julian Assange In what Canadian news room is what's happening to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and to press freedom not worthy of the public's right to know? This week Swedish prosecutors dropped their sexual misconduct investigation …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-11-29). Video: Why Are We Still in Afghanistan? globalresearch.ca The 9/11 attacks were categorized as act of war by a foreign nation (Afghanistan) against a member of the Atlantic Alliance (the USA). Afghanistan had attacked America. Under NATO's doctrine of collective security the terror attack on the WTC was an act of war by a foreign country against all NATO member states.

WSWS (2019-11-29). Over 250 students arrested in Michigan by ICE in fake university scam. wsws.org After arresting 161 students in January and February earlier this year, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement revealed that they had detained an additional 91 students in an ongoing sting operation conducted by the federal agency.

WSWS (2019-11-29). Australia: Queensland parliament forum reflects growing support for Assange. wsws.org While largely focussed on lobbying parliamentarians, the meeting gave expression to the deep-felt concern of working class and professional people over the persecution of the WikiLeaks founder.

John Pilger (2019-11-29). Visiting Britain's Political Prisoner. Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca I set out at dawn. Her Majesty's Prison Belmarsh is in the flat hinterland of south east London, a ribbon of walls and wire with no horizon. At what is called the visitors centre, I surrendered my passport, wallet, credit …

WSWS (2019-11-29). Australian Labor Party shuts down parliamentary discussion on Assange. wsws.org It is a glaring exposure of the thoroughly rotten character of the Labor Party that, on the issue of Assange, it is well to the right of Joyce, a conservative nationalist and populist.

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-11-29). Activism For Palestine Must Create Spaces For Palestinian Narratives. imemc.org by Ramona Wadi, for Days of Palestine When, in December 2017, US President Donald Trump unilaterally recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the protests in Palestine swiftly ignited a ripple of international solidarity. Activists in many countries protested against the decision, while world leaders repeated their carefully-crafted statements and considered their …

Staff (2019-11-29). Trump Thanks Troops in Afghanistan, Says Taliban Want a Deal. truthdig.com The president in a surprise holiday visit says peace talks have restarted; Taliban spokesman says their stance on cease-fire is unchanged.

William Bell (2019-11-29). Trump Imperils the Peace Process. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration's declaration that it does not consider Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory a violation of international law has torn up four decades of American policy, and risks making life even worse for the most marginalised groups …

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-11-29). Palestinian Killed on Gaza Border. imemc.org At least one Palestinian was killed and many others were injured by Israeli forces, as they attacked dozens of protesters taking part in the weekly March of Return at Gaza-Israel border, according to medical sources. Israeli soldiers stationed at the separation fence fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at …

teleSUR (2019-11-29). UN: Unnecessary and Disproportionate Repression in Ecuador. telesurenglish.net Repression by the security forces in Ecuador against protesters between October 3rd and 13th was unnecessary and disproportionate, according to the United Nations Office for Human Rights found. | RELATED: | Pierina Correa: Brother Would Return With Judicial Guarantees | The world organization issued a statement confirming the violation of the human rights of Ecuadoreans who went out to protest against the package of economic measures imposed by President Lenin Moreno. | The document, released this Friday, states that during the days of popular mobilizations there were new deaths, 1,507 injured, including 43…

teleSUR (2019-11-29). Colombia's Indigenous Peoples Join National Strike in Bogota. telesurenglish.net Indigenous organizations like the Cric from the Cauca province, arrived at the capital Thursday in order to support the workers, students, and campesinos that have so far been the core of the national protests against the conservative government. | RELATED: | US Stands by Colombia Govt during Protests, Pompeo tells Duque | Indigenous leaders will be participating in a meeting on Friday at 8 a.m., local time, in order to coordin…

2019-11-30: Social Media Postees

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Groundswell of support for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-11-30
The surge of support for Assange is a welcome blow to the conspiracy of silence surrounding his persecution, enforced by governments, establishment parties and the corporate media around the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/30/pers-n30.html

John Pilger visits Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison: "Look how you frighten them!"
wsws.org | 2019-11-30
The following speech was delivered by veteran investigative journalist John Pilger to a public meeting in London on November 28 at St Pancras New Church.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/30/pilg-n30.html

Hundreds attend London meeting to demand freedom for Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-11-30
The largest meeting held in London to date reflects growing opposition to plans by the US government to extradite and imprison Assange for exposing war crimes, illegal mass surveillance and state corruption.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/30/lond-n30.html

Animal activists banned via Whole Foods' restraining order hold 24-hour fast & protest in Oakland
DXE | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
Activists say Whole Foods' parent-company Amazon continually seeks to silence animal cruelty and transparency concerns with heavy-handed legal actions…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/27/18828452.php

Imperialist powers intensify pressure on Iranian regime in wake of protests
wsws.org | 2019-11-30
US imperialism is chiefly responsible for the tense standoff in the Persian Gulf. But the claims of the Iranian regime that "collective security" can be achieved by establishing a closer military alliance with Beijing and Moscow are reactionary.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/30/iran-n30.html

Iraqis Revolt Against 16 Years of "Made in the USA" Corruption
Common Dreams | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-30
Iraq's prime minister announced that he will resign, the day after more than 40 protesters were killed.

Iraqis Revolt Against 16 Years of “Made in the USA” Corruption

Iraqi prime minister offers resignation after army unleashes bloodbath
wsws.org | 2019-11-30
Adel Abdul Mahdi's announcement followed the massacre of protesters in two southern Iraqi cities and the capital Baghdad, in which at least 62 were killed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/30/iraq-n30.html

50,000 Rally & March In Berlin To Defend Planet From Global Warming
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
50,000 rallied and marched through Berlin, Germany to protest the growing dangers of global warming and continued use of oil and gas around the world.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/29/18828479.php

Billionaires just took even greater control of the UK's media. Corbyn had the perfect response
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-11-30
The billionaire media's opposition to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn so far in this election has been full on. But now, the Daily Mail's owner has bought yet another newspaper, concentrating the country's media into even fewer hands. And Corbyn wasn't ab…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/11/30/billionaires-just-took-even-greater-control-of-the-uks-media-corbyn-had-the-perfect-response/

Mexico Won't Allow US Military Operations Against Cartels
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-30
Mexico's foreign ministry warned that U.S. drone strikes would be a "violation of national sovereignty."

Mexico Won't Allow US Military Operations Against Cartels

Explosions at Texas petrochemical plant force over 40,000 to evacuate their homes
wsws.org | 2019-11-30
The Port Neches plant, owned by the Houston-based Texas Petroleum Chemical Group, has been out of compliance for years and fined multiple times by the Environmental Protection Agency.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/30/pnex-n30.html

Native leader says Trump's empty promises won't halt crisis of murdered Indigenous women
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
Ohlone Chair Dee Dee Ybarra said Trump's empty promises to halt the ongoing genocide of missing and murdered Indigenous women is no more than political rhetoric aimed at getting votes.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/28/18828454.php

National Climate Strike in Sonoma
Sonoma High School Earth Club | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/27/18828437.php

Black Friday Climate Strike at State Capitol Sacramento
Fridays For Future Sacramento | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
California State Capitol, North Steps, 1100 L Street, Sacramento , CA 95814…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/27/18828433.php

Beyond Climate Denial: Exposing the Fossil Fuel Industry's Latest Tactics
CFBDH | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
Children's Creativity Museum Theater, 221 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/29/18828477.php

National Climate Strike at UC Davis
Sunrise Movement Davis | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
UC Davis Quad, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/27/18828438.php

National Climate Strike in San Ramon
Sunrise Movement San Ramon | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
Tri Valley area: San Ramon City Hall, 7000 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon 94582…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/27/18828430.php

National Climate Strike: Die-ins, March, Vigil in Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Sunrise Hub | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
Old Courthouse Square, 3rd & Santa Rosa Ave and 4th & Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/27/18828435.php

National Climate Strike in San Rafael
350Marin, Sierra Club, and others | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
San Rafael City Plaza, 1000 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94960…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/27/18828431.php

National Climate Strikes in Mill Valley
two events | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
11 AM @ Depot Plaza Mill Valley, 87 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941 | 3 PM @ The Redwoods Corner, Miller Ave & Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/27/18828432.php

Canada's Human Rights Tribunal condemns government's treatment of indigenous children
wsws.org | 2019-11-30
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has rebuked the Liberal government for its refusal to compensate poor indigenous children and their families for discriminatory and neglectful treatment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/30/hrtc-n30.html

Bay Area Youth Evade Unjust BART Fare
Fare strike | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
San Francisco, California. Today, Friday November 29th, Bay Area (born and raised) youth evaded unjust fares and hopped the turnstiles en masse, stating their concern for their communities and a desire to hold BART accountable for attacks towards them. They say that many people from the Bay regularly hop as a basic point of survival and likewise, they have no intention of stopping these evasions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/29/18828476.php

The Occupation of Alcatraz: LaNada War Jack 'From Self-Determination Back to Termination'
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2019-11-30
Dr. LaNada War Jack, Shoshone Bannock, said the Occupation of Alcatraz meant a new era of self-determination which is now threatened by the Trump administration's era of termination. Speaking at the annual AIM West UnThanksgiving Feast, during the 50 Year Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz, War Jack shared memories of 'Taking the Rock' in 1969.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/28/18828466.php

The U.S. Government Has Been Run as a Criminal Enterprise: Financial Fraud, Criminal Cash Flows
Catherine Austin Fitts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-30
First published in December 2017 | Financial expert and investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts says the U.S. Government runs on massive criminal activity. Fitts explains, | "The U.S. economy is deeply dependent on criminal cash flows. We're the global leader in money …
globalresearch.ca/the-u-s-government-has-been-run-as-a-criminal-enterprise-financial-fraud-criminal-cash-flows/5623955

Video: How the U.S. Caused the Breakup of the Soviet Union
Sean Gervasi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-30
We bring to the attention of Global Research readers the text of an unpublished Lecture delivered in 1992 by the late Sean Gervasi on the history of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the US Strategy formulated during World …
globalresearch.ca/video-how-the-u-s-caused-the-breakup-of-the-soviet-union/5619579

Gli F-35 decollano con ali bipartisan
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-30
Lorenzo Guerini (Pd), ministro della Difesa del governo Conte II, ha comunicato alle commissioni parlamentari il passaggio alla fase 2 del programma di acquisto degli F-35 della statunitense Lockheed Martin. Passaggio preparato dal governo Conte I: il vicepremier Salvini (Lega) …
globalresearch.ca/gli-f-35-decollano-con-ali-bipartisan/5696338

People want sex dolls like in HBO's Westworld, but the technology is not there yet, manufacturer claims
rt.com | 2019-11-30
A new generation of hyper-realistic sex dolls is currently under development, a leading manufacturer of the silicone figurines has said, noting that the robots still lack the tech to make them convincingly human-like. | People are already replacing human companionship with sex dolls, Silicone Lovers co-founder Louie Love told the Daily Star, and "there's no turning back." | According to Love, a new sex robot model will be made in a factor in China that resembles "something out of Westworld," the hit HBO show that depicted robots that are indistinguishable from real humans. | Although every physical aspect of t…
rt.com/news/474715-sex-dolls-realistic-westworld-robots/

China arrests Belizean citizen accused of meddling in Hong Kong protests
rt.com | 2019-11-30
China has arrested a citizen of Belize in its southern city of Guangzhou for allegedly interfering in the internal affairs of Hong Kong. | Lee Henley Hu Xiang, a Belizean businessman who lives in China, had funded "hostile forces" in the United States and participated in activities that have led to unrest in Hong Kong, according to the official Guangdong Communist Party newspaper, citing Chinese security officials. He has been charged with violating national security laws. | Beijing has repeatedly accused foreign nations, particularly the United States, of providing direct and indirect support to Hong Kong pro…
rt.com/newsline/474724-china-arrest-belize-citizen-hong-kong/

US envoy spews vitriol as 6 more EU nations defy sanctions bypass device INSTEX & urge saving Iran nuclear deal
rt.com | 2019-11-30
Six European countries, among them US NATO allies, have joined an EU scheme to bypass Donald Trump's sweeping sanctions, which ban all trade activities with Iran, raising the ire of a notorious American ambassador in Berlin. | Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden released a joint statement relating their intent to connect to INSTEX, short for the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges, a European special-purpose vehicle. The move is to "facilitate legitimate trade between Europe a…
rt.com/news/474723-us-norway-iran-sanctions/

Thanks, but we'll keep 'mother' & 'father': Putin rejects politically correct 'parent #1 & #2' titles
rt.com | 2019-11-30
During a discussion on Russian national identity, President Vladimir Putin made sure to politely but firmly reject any notion of replacing traditional family structures with more "progressive" examples implemented in the West. | "You said the word 'mother' cannot be replaced. Turns out maybe it can: they've replaced it in some countries with 'parent number one' and 'parent number two.' I hope that never happens here," Putin said on Friday at the meeting of the Council for Interethnic Relations, a Kremlin advisory body. | His remarks came in response to lawmaker Viktor Vodolatsky, who talked about efforts to cu…
rt.com/russia/474708-putin-mother-father-parent/

US cryptocurrency expert arrested for 'aiding adversary & sanctions violation' over North Korea trip
rt.com | 2019-11-30
The FBI has arrested an American citizen accused of illicitly traveling to Pyongyang to give a talk on cryptocurrencies, claiming that the tech expert knowingly undermined Washington's efforts to isolate North Korea economically. | Virgil Griffith was taken into custody in Los Angeles over the trip to Pyongyang, where the Department of Justice says he gave "a presentation and technical advice on using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology." | "Mr Griffith allegedly traveled to North Korea without permission from the federal government, and with knowledge [that] what he was doing was against the law," the De…
rt.com/usa/474710-crypto-expert-arrested-sanctions/

Suicide or serial crime? SECOND woman found BURNT ALIVE in Indian town where harrowing rape & murder of Priyanka Reddy occurred
rt.com | 2019-11-30
The burnt body of an Indian woman has been found on the outskirts of Hyderabad, not far from the place where veterinarian Priyanka Reddy was kidnapped, brutally raped and murdered by a gang of locals earlier this week. | As India recovers from the shock caused by the blood-chilling murder of the 27-year-old vet in Shamshabad, more grueling news has come from the very same town. | Read more | | #RIPPriyankaReddy: Indians share grief & outrage, exchange safety tips after horrific murder of young woman | On Saturday morning, locals walking past the Ayya…
rt.com/news/474717-woman-burnt-alive-hyderabad/

London Bridge hero grabbed 5ft NARWHAL TUSK off wall to confront terrorist (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2019-11-30
As London reels from another terror attack the British public is paying tribute to the brave citizens who risked their lives to confront the crazed jihadi. Amazingly, one of the heroes used a narwhal tusk to tackle the extremist. | The man, who is believed to be a Polish chef named Luckasz, was attending a conference in Fishmongers Hall, just off London Bridge, when the attack broke out. According to eyewitnesses, when Usban Khan began his cowardly assault on unarmed civilians the quick-thinking individual pulled the whale tusk from a wall and used it to confront the attacker. | WARNING: DISTURBING FOOTAGE…
rt.com/uk/474726-london-bridge-attack-narwhal-tusk/

McGregor tells Cerrone to 'enjoy Christmas dinner' – before firing first warning ahead of January showdown
rt.com | 2019-11-30
As Conor McGregor mind games go it was on the tame side but the Irishman has already fired his first warning to Donald Cerrone ahead of their showdown at UFC 246 in Las Vegas. | McGregor's long-awaited Octagon return was finally confirmed this week with the news he would throw down with Cerrone in a welterweight bout T-Mobile Arena on January 18. | Return of the Mac: Conor McGregor to face Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in January UFC comeback | Taking to social media, Cerrone issued a reminder of why he…
rt.com/sport/474731-conor-mcgregor-cowboy-cerrone-message-christmas-dinner/

'Don't let Roma happen again': Footage reveals Messi's ill-fated warning to Barca teammates before they collapsed at Liverpool
rt.com | 2019-11-30
Lionel Messi warned his Barcelona teammates to avoid a repeat of their collapse against Roma at half-time during last season's UEFA Champions League semifinal defeat to Liverpool, new footage has revealed. | Messi and Barcelona crashed out of the tournament after suffering a 4-0 second leg defeat at Anfield, having won the first game 3-0 at the Nou Camp. | With the team 1-0 down at half-time at Anfield, captain Messi attempted to rouse the team, warning them they must avoid the same fate as befell them a year previously when they were dumped out of the Champions League quarterfinals after a famous comeback by…
rt.com/sport/474729-messi-roma-warning-barcelona-liverpool/

Video: Why Are We Still in Afghanistan?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-29
The 9/11 attacks were categorized as act of war by a foreign nation (Afghanistan) against a member of the Atlantic Alliance (the USA). Afghanistan had attacked America. Under NATO's doctrine of collective security the terror attack on the WTC was an act of war by a foreign country against all NATO member states.
globalresearch.ca/video-why-are-we-still-afghanistan/5689009

Over 250 students arrested in Michigan by ICE in fake university scam
wsws.org | 2019-11-29
After arresting 161 students in January and February earlier this year, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement revealed that they had detained an additional 91 students in an ongoing sting operation conducted by the federal agency.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/29/icfh-n29.html

Visiting Britain's Political Prisoner. Julian Assange
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-29
I set out at dawn. Her Majesty's Prison Belmarsh is in the flat hinterland of south east London, a ribbon of walls and wire with no horizon. At what is called the visitors centre, I surrendered my passport, wallet, credit …
globalresearch.ca/visiting-britain-political-prisoner/5696279

Australia: Queensland parliament forum reflects growing support for Assange
wsws.org | 2019-11-29
While largely focussed on lobbying parliamentarians, the meeting gave expression to the deep-felt concern of working class and professional people over the persecution of the WikiLeaks founder.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/29/assa-n29.html

Journalism is Not a Crime
Peter Biesterfeld | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-29
Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train ourselves to be passive in its presence. — Julian Assange In what Canadian news room is what's happening to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and to press freedom not worthy of the public's right to know? This week Swedish prosecutors dropped their sexual misconduct investigation …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/journalism-is-not-a-crime/

Australian Labor Party shuts down parliamentary discussion on Assange
wsws.org | 2019-11-29
It is a glaring exposure of the thoroughly rotten character of the Labor Party that, on the issue of Assange, it is well to the right of Joyce, a conservative nationalist and populist.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/29/alpa-n29.html

Activism For Palestine Must Create Spaces For Palestinian Narratives
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-11-29
by Ramona Wadi, for Days of Palestine When, in December 2017, US President Donald Trump unilaterally recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the protests in Palestine swiftly ignited a ripple of international solidarity. Activists in many countries protested against the decision, while world leaders repeated their carefully-crafted statements and considered their …
imemc.org/article/107742/

Trump Thanks Troops in Afghanistan, Says Taliban Want a Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-29
The president in a surprise holiday visit says peace talks have restarted; Taliban spokesman says their stance on cease-fire is unchanged.
truthdig.com/articles/trump-thanks-troops-in-afghanistan-says-taliban-want-a-deal/

Trump Imperils the Peace Process
William Bell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-29
The Trump administration's declaration that it does not consider Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory a violation of international law has torn up four decades of American policy, and risks making life even worse for the most marginalised groups …
globalresearch.ca/trump-imperils-the-peace-process/5696296

Palestinian Killed on Gaza Border
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-11-29
At least one Palestinian was killed and many others were injured by Israeli forces, as they attacked dozens of protesters taking part in the weekly March of Return at Gaza-Israel border, according to medical sources. Israeli soldiers stationed at the separation fence fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at …
imemc.org/article/palestinian-killed-on-gaza-border/

UN: Unnecessary and Disproportionate Repression in Ecuador
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-29
Repression by the security forces in Ecuador against protesters between October 3rd and 13th was unnecessary and disproportionate, according to the United Nations Office for Human Rights found. | RELATED: | Pierina Correa: Brother Would Return With Judicial Guarantees | The world organization issued a statement confirming the violation of the human rights of Ecuadoreans who went out to protest against the package of economic measures imposed by President Lenin Moreno. | The document, released this Friday, states that during the days of popular mobilizations there were new deaths, 1,507 injured, including 43…
telesurenglish.net/news/un-unnecessary-and-disproportionate-repression-in-ecuador-20191129-0010.html

Colombia's Indigenous Peoples Join National Strike in Bogota
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-29
Indigenous organizations like the Cric from the Cauca province, arrived at the capital Thursday in order to support the workers, students, and campesinos that have so far been the core of the national protests against the conservative government. | RELATED: | US Stands by Colombia Govt during Protests, Pompeo tells Duque | Indigenous leaders will be participating in a meeting on Friday at 8 a.m., local time, in order to coordin…
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Death Toll of 60 Forces Iraq's PM Adel Abdul Mahdi to Resign
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-29
Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Friday announced his resignation after the country's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged lawmakers to reconsider their support for his government on Thursday, when at least 60 demonstrators were killed by security forces. | RELATED: | Over 30 Protesters Killed in Iraq Amid New Wave of Violence | Mahdi announced that he would resign precisely after the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani requested the formation of a new government. | "In response t…
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Tens of Thousands of Algerians March To Cancel Election
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-29
Tens of thousands of Algerian protesters marched on Friday to demand that a presidential election next month be cancelled until the old ruling guard step aside and the army quit politics. | RELATED: | Over 100,000 Algerians Protest on Independence War's Anniversary | Algerians of all ages joined the protests in the capital Algiers, with one elderly woman accus…
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Global Strikes to Pressure U.N. Climate Summit COP25
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-29
Thousands of protesters have marched all around the world demanding from governments more solid and energetic actions to stop global warming, just a few days before the conference held in Madrid, next December 2nd, as a part of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP25). | RELATED: | UNEP Warns 3.2 C Temperature Rise Despite Paris Agreement | The strikes began in Australia, where people affected by hundreds of forest fires that devastate…
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