Daily Archives: December 2, 2019

2019-12-02: News Headlines

Chris Hedges (2019-12-02). The New 'Black Codes'. commondreams.org Aggressive policing is the bulwark of a segregated America. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/police_3.jpeg

John Wojcik (2019-12-02). Shoot to Kill: Thousands may already be dead in Iran. peoplesworld.org The murder of peaceful protesters underway for weeks now in Iran is far worse than what has been reported in media around the world, according to Navid Shomali, the international secretary of Iran's Tudeh (Communist) Party. "The numbers being killed are rising every day and have already reached at least into the many hundreds," Shomali …

Dave Lindorff (2019-12-02). Bloomberg for President? God No! dissidentvoice.org Billionaire on the mayoral campaign trail in New York. (Mike Bloomberg is the turkey to the right of the chicken and eagle.) Michael Bloomberg, according to Forbes Magazine the 9th richest man in the world with a net worth this year of $54.7 billion, isn't just the real billionaire candidate for President in 2020 (Donald …

Ian Goodrum (2019-12-02). Protest hypocrisy: U.S. media's double standard on Hong Kong and Bolivia demos. peoplesworld.org All over the world, protest movements are on the march. In places as diverse as Chile, Haiti, Iraq, Ecuador, France, and Bolivia, people are taking to the streets to make their voices heard. Their demands are varied, but all have come to the conclusion they must engage in direct action to get what they believe …

Miko Peled (2019-12-02). The Story of Daher Al-Umar Undermines Israel's Own Origin Story. mintpressnews.com Akka, Haifa, Tabaria, are all cities with a rich Arab history which Daher made into thriving towns, and yet little memory of him existents thanks to enormous efforts put forward by the state of Israel to control the historical narrative.

Alan Macleod (2019-12-02). How a Mass Bot Network is Pushing the Coup in Bolivia. mintpressnews.com New research found that, of the 17,427 accounts using the anti-Morales hashtag #BoliviaNoHayGolpe, almost a third were created on November 11, the day of the coup.

H. Claire Brown (2019-12-02). How Amazon's On-Site Emergency Care Endangers the Warehouse Workers It's Supposed to Protect. theintercept.com Earlier this year, a falling object struck a worker's head at an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey. The worker visited Amcare, the company's on-site medical unit, and told the emergency medical technicians on staff there that they had a headache and blurred vision — classic symptoms of a concussion. According to company protocol, Amazon's medical staff should have sent the worker to a hospital or doctor's office for further evaluation, or at least called a physician for advice. They did neither. | This was one of six instances at the Robbinsville fulfillment center between February and M…

Staff (2019-12-02). China's Climate Paradox: A Leader in Coal and Clean Energy. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. | China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for about 30% of the world's total. Yet it's also the leading market for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles, and it manufactures about two-thirds of solar cells installed worldwide. | "We are witnessing many contradictions in China's energy development," said Kevin Tu, a Beijing-based…

The Canary (2019-12-02). Don't be on wrong side of history, delegates at climate summit warned. thecanary.co The chair of a two-week climate summit attended by nearly 200 countries has warned that those refusing to adjust to the planet's rising temperatures "will be on the wrong side of history".Chile's environment minister, Carolina Schmidt, opened the summit in Madrid by saying the meeting needs to lay the groundwork for moving towards carbon neutral economies while being sensitive to the poorest and those most vulnerable to rising temperatures — something that policymakers have termed "just transition"."Those who don't want to see it will be on the wrong side of history," said Schmidt as she called on government…

Staff (2019-12-02). For Banks, Data on Your Spending Habits Could be a Gold Mine. truthdig.com NEW YORK — There's a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you: the bank behind your credit or debit card. | For years, Google and Facebook have been showing ads based on your online behavior. Retailers from Amazon to Walgreens also regularly suction up your transaction history to steer future spending and hold your loyalty. | Now banks, too, want to turn data they already have on your spending habits into extra revenue by identifying likely customers for retailers. Banks are increasingly aware that…

The Canary (2019-12-02). UN chief urges nations to take 'transformative' action and 'not to fiddle while planet burns'. thecanary.co UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres urged countries not to lose hope in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global warming.In his opening speech to delegates, Guterres cited recent scientific data showing that levels of heat-trapping gases have hit a record high, reaching levels not seen for at least three million years when sea levels were 10-20 metres higher than today.Unless emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are sharply cut, temperatures could rise to twice the threshold set in the 2015 Paris…

Staff (2019-12-02). House Impeachment Report Coming Ahead of Landmark Hearing. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — The House impeachment report on President Donald Trump will be unveiled Monday behind closed doors for key lawmakers as Democrats push ahead with the inquiry despite the White House's declaration it will not participate in the first Judiciary Committee hearing. | The Democratic majority on the House Intelligence Committee says the report, compiled after weeks of testimony, will speak for itself in laying out what Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., called the evidence of "wrongdoing and misconduct" by the Republican president over hi…

Norman Solomon (2019-12-02). For Corporate Media, It's 'Anybody But Sanders or Warren'. indybay.org Journalism that can't stand progressive populism…

WSWS (2019-12-02). Spanish judge to question Assange over illegal CIA spying in Ecuadorian embassy. wsws.org British authorities had previously sought to block the interview, because the spying operation exposes the illegality of the entire US-led campaign against the WikiLeaks publisher.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-12-02). The Spanish Case Takes a Turn, Activities of Security Outfit Aimed at Wikileaks. Julian Assange in Video Conference? globalresearch.ca Judge José de la Mata of Spain's High Court, the Audiencia Nacional, had been facing a good deal of stonewalling on the part of his British colleagues. He is overseeing an investigation into the surveillance activities of a Spanish security …

WSWS (2019-12-02). Central Australian residents speak out in defence of Julian Assange. wsws.org "Assange is a journalist, he's done nothing wrong and we need to get him back to Australia. There should be marches, rallies, protests and that sort of thing everywhere."

WSWS (2019-12-02). SEP meeting in Alice Springs demands freedom for Assange and Manning. wsws.org "Something inside me told me that I had to do everything to defend Assange… It was going to be one of those life-defining moments for me"—Margaret Richardson…

John Pilger (2019-12-02). Visiting Assange, Britain's Political Prisoner. counterpunch.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. More

World Socialist Web Site (2019-12-02). Hundreds Attend London Meeting to Demand Freedom for Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Hundreds packed the St Pancras New Church in Euston Thursday night for a meeting demanding freedom for imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange. | The largest meeting held in London to date reflects growing opposition to plans by the …

WSWS (2019-12-02). Warm reception for SEP candidate Chris Marsden at Sheffield student meeting. wsws.org Marsden told students that Britain has the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is being targeted because he exposed war crimes, locked up in a maximum-security prison and intends to ship him to America to face 175 years in prison.

WSWS (2019-12-02). Greater Manchester Unite community branch hears report on fight to free Julian Assange. wsws.org The branch listened attentively as an SEP member reported the growing public concern over the plight of Assange and his declining health.

Staff (2019-12-02). Chris Hedges: Electoralism Won't Save Us. truthdig.com In the latest episode of "The Empire Files" with Abby Martin, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges explores a range of topics including the degradation of America's institutions and the slow-motion collapse of the rule of law. While acknowledging that the Trump administration has made innumerable policy decisions to undermine our democracy, he specifically cites the president's circumvention of Congress to allow Saudi Arabia to build nuclear reactors. Hedges contends that the sickness of our political system is ultimately bipartisan and may prove terminal. "We're in a very, very serious moment in American history," he…

Medea Benjamin (2019-12-02). Medea Benjamin: Donald Trump Was Right, NATO Should Be Obsolete. mintpressnews.com In an age where people around the world want to avoid war and to focus instead on the climate chaos that threatens future life on earth, NATO is an anachronism. It now accounts for about three-quarters of military spending and weapons dealing around the globe.

Medea Benjamin (2019-12-02). Trump Was Right: NATO Should be Obsolete. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump uttered during his presidential campaign are "NATO is obsolete." His adversary, Hillary Clinton, retorted that NATO was "the strongest military alliance in the history of the world." Now that Trump has been …

Medea Benjamin (2019-12-02). Trump Was Right Before He Was Wrong: NATO Should Be Obsolete. commondreams.org Antio-NATO protesters in Newport, Wales in 2014. (Photo: Andy Davies/@adavies4) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/challengerole.jpg

Medea Benjamin (2019-12-02). Trump Was Right: NATO Should Be Obsolete. dissidentvoice.org The three smartest words that Donald Trump uttered during his presidential campaign are "NATO is obsolete." His adversary, Hillary Clinton, retorted that NATO was "the strongest military alliance in the history of the world." Now that Trump has been in power, the White House parrots the same worn line that NATO is "the most successful …

Student Activists (2019-12-02). National Climate Strike in Livermore. indybay.org Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551…

commondreams (2019-12-02). As UN Climate COP launches in Madrid Activists in Chile Demand Rejection of Neoliberal Model and Removal of Chile from COP Presidency. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett (2019-12-02). Thousands of activists stage protests at three German coal mines to demand bolder climate policies. nationofchange.org "We want to show with our protest today that this mine needs to be shut down permanently."

William Astore (2019-12-02). American Exceptionalism Is Killing Planet Earth. commondreams.org "For a select few, war pays dividends in ways that peace doesn't," writes Astore. "In a nutshell, or perhaps an artillery shell, war is anti-democratic, anti-progressive, anti-intellectual, and anti-human." (Photo: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-57339467.2e16d0ba.fill-1120×600.jpg

Common Dreams (2019-12-02). Maltese Prime Minister to Resign Following Intense Protests Over Journalist's Murder. theantimedia.com Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced Sunday that he intends to step down soon amid protests demanding his immediate resignation.

IMEMC News (2019-12-02). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Hebron, Bethlehem, and Ramallah. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah, in addition to attacking protesters in Bethlehem, Jenin and Ramallah. In Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, …

Thomas Knapp (2019-12-02). Non-Intervention: an Imperfect Solution to a Terrible Problem. counterpunch.org On November 27, US president Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. The bill, passed by veto-proof majorities in Congress amid large protests in the "special administrative region," allows the president to impose sanctions on officials who violate human rights there, and requires various US government departments to annually review Hong More

teleSUR (2019-12-02). US Threatens to Continue Intervening in Latin American Protests. telesurenglish.net United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Monday that Washington would "support" aligned governments trying to prevent protests in the region from turning into "riots." | RELATED: | 'We Lied, Cheated and Stole': Pompeo Comes Clean About CIA | "We'll work with legitimate (governments) to prevent protests from morphing into riots and violence that don't reflect the democratic will of the people," Pompeo told an audience at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky. | The Trump…

Staff (2019-12-02). Youth-Led Protests Topple Iraqi Prime Minister as Demonstrations Continue. truthout.org Anti-government protests are continuing in Iraq one day after the Iraqi parliament voted to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. On Saturday, protesters set off fireworks in Baghdad's Tahrir Square when Abdul Mahdi announced he would submit his resignation, though he will remain in a caretaker capacity until a new government is formed. The resignation came two days after Iraqi security forces killed at least 44 people in the southern cities of Nasiriya and Najaf after the I…

Staff (2019-12-02). UN Climate Convention Switch From Chile to Spain May Hinder Climate Justice. truthout.org In October, as scientists, policymakers and civil society leaders geared up to travel to Chile for the 25th Conference of the Parties of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25), which begins today, the country was making headlines for different reasons. | In mid-October, school students began jumping the gates of Santiago's subways in protest of fare increases, eventually shutting down the entire Metro system fo…

Juan Cole (2019-12-02). Turning Point in Climate Activism? Germans Block Coal Mines With Their Bodies. commondreams.org These sorts of dramatic protests seem to me the writing on the wall. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/turning-point-in-climate-activis.jpeg

Ramzy Baroud (2019-12-02). The Unfinished "Coup": the End of the Netanyahu Era and the Political Earthquake Ahead. mintpressnews.com It seems that the end of the Netanyahu era is finally upon us, but it is likely to be longer and uglier than expected.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-12-02). The Unfinished 'Coup': The End of Netanyahu's Era and the Political Earthquake Ahead. commondreams.org The reason that Netanyahu is still in power after all the setbacks and outright failures is the fact that his rivals are yet to mobilize the necessary votes and public support to oust him for good. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/netanyahu-third-corruption-bribe-media_0.jpeg

Ramzy Baroud (2019-12-02). Israel's Unfinished "Coup" dissidentvoice.org This time, nothing seems to work. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has tried every trick in the book to save his political career and to avoid possible prison time. But for Israel's longest-serving leader, the honeymoon is certainly almost over. It is an "attempted coup", is how Netanyahu described his indictment on charges of fraud, …

Paul Dobson (2019-12-02). Venezuela's PDVSA Secures Temporary Lease Extension for Curacao Refinery. venezuelanalysis.com Despite the extension, refinery owners are looking to end the 34-year cooperation under pressure from US sanctions.

teleSUR (2019-12-02). There Can Be No Climate Justice Without Social Justice: Maduro. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro issued on Sunday a letter addressed to the heads of state and government meeting in Spain as they participate in the 25th conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25). | RELATED: | Morales Vows To Do What's Best for Bolivia, Not Afraid of Jail | In the letter, the Venezuelan leader stressed that "there can be no climate justice without social justice", and mentioned that problems such as defores…

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-02). Nicaragua Marked Next For US "Liberation", Trump Blames "Vicious World" For Khashoggi Murder & 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 (12/1/19). 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 …

WSWS (2019-12-02). Many unanswered questions as Tories exploit London terror attack. wsws.org The brutal murder of the two young students was seized on by Boris Johnson and the pro-Tory media, with the Sunday Times leading on a promise from the prime minister to "lock terrorists up and throw away the key."

United Nations (2019-12-02). 'Continuing deterioration' leaves Mali facing critical security level: UN expert. news.un.org Security in Mali has become critical, with unprecedented incidents of communal violence and increasingly more deadly terror attacks, reported a UN human rights expert on Monday, following a 10-day visit to the country.

WSWS (2019-12-02). Brazil's Bolsonaro founds new fascistic party. wsws.org The party's founding follows repeated threats to impose police state measures if large-scale demonstrations like those in Chile erupt in Brazil.

teleSUR (2019-12-02). Trump Hits Argentina and Brazil With New Tariffs. telesurenglish.net The U.S. President on Monday sent shock waves through Brazil and Argentina, announcing he would restore tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports from the two countries in apparent retaliation for currency weakness he said was hurting U.S. farmers. | RELATED: | Alberto Fernandez Won't Ask for Money From IMF | In an early morning tweet that sent officials from both countries scrambling for explanations from Washington, Donald Trump said Brazil and Argentina were "presiding over…

Telesur (2019-12-02). Bolsonaro Denounced Before International Criminal Court. globalresearch.ca The Brazilian Bar Association for Human Rights and the Arns Commission on Wednesday denounced President Jair Bolsonaro formally for "crimes against humanity" and incitement to genocide of the Amazon indigenous peoples. | This complaint was filed before the International Criminal Court …

Paul Antonopoulos (2019-12-02). Bolsonaro's New Political Party Is to Bring Back the Brazilian Dictatorship. globalresearch.ca Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro founded a new political party in November as he faces a noisy divorce with the Social Liberal Party (PSL). Since the beginning of his political career as a councillor in Rio de Janeiro in 1989, Bolsonaro …

Sam Pizzigati (2019-12-02). What Would It Cost to Buy the 2020 Election? counterpunch.org Gracie Mansion, the official residence of New York's mayors since 1942, hosted billionaire Michael Bloomberg for three terms. The first of these terms began after Bloomberg, then the Republican candidate for mayor, spent an incredible $74 million to get himself elected in 2001. He spent, in effect, $99 for every vote he received. Four years More

2019-12-02: Social Media Postees

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For Corporate Media, It's 'Anybody But Sanders or Warren'
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2019-12-02
Journalism that can't stand progressive populism…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/02/18828555.php

Spanish judge to question Assange over illegal CIA spying in Ecuadorian embassy
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
British authorities had previously sought to block the interview, because the spying operation exposes the illegality of the entire US-led campaign against the WikiLeaks publisher.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/02/ases-d02.html

SEP meeting in Alice Springs demands freedom for Assange and Manning
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
"Something inside me told me that I had to do everything to defend Assange… It was going to be one of those life-defining moments for me"–Margaret Richardson…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/02/alsp-d02.html

Greater Manchester Unite community branch hears report on fight to free Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
The branch listened attentively as an SEP member reported the growing public concern over the plight of Assange and his declining health.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/02/assa-d02.html

Visiting Assange, Britain's Political Prisoner
John Pilger | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
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.
counterpunch.org/2019/12/02/visiting-assange-britains-political-prisoner/

The Spanish Case Takes a Turn, Activities of Security Outfit Aimed at Wikileaks. Julian Assange in Video Conference?
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Judge José de la Mata of Spain's High Court, the Audiencia Nacional, had been facing a good deal of stonewalling on the part of his British colleagues. He is overseeing an investigation into the surveillance activities of a Spanish security …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-video-conference-spanish-case-takes-turn/5696557

Warm reception for SEP candidate Chris Marsden at Sheffield student meeting
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
Marsden told students that Britain has the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is being targeted because he exposed war crimes, locked up in a maximum-security prison and intends to ship him to America to face 175 years in prison.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/02/keds-d02.html

Central Australian residents speak out in defence of Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
"Assange is a journalist, he's done nothing wrong and we need to get him back to Australia. There should be marches, rallies, protests and that sort of thing everywhere."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/02/ints-d02.html

Hundreds Attend London Meeting to Demand Freedom for Julian Assange
World Socialist Web Site | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Hundreds packed the St Pancras New Church in Euston Thursday night for a meeting demanding freedom for imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange. | The largest meeting held in London to date reflects growing opposition to plans by the …
globalresearch.ca/hundreds-attend-london-meeting-demand-freedom-julian-assange/5696489

Chris Hedges: Electoralism Won't Save Us
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-02
In the latest episode of "The Empire Files" with Abby Martin, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges explores a range of topics including the degradation of America's institutions and the slow-motion collapse of the rule of law. While acknowledging that the Trump administration has made innumerable policy decisions to undermine our democracy, he specifically cites the president's circumvention of Congress to allow Saudi Arabia to build nuclear reactors. Hedges contends that the sickness of our political system is ultimately bipartisan and may prove terminal. "We're in a very, very serious moment in American history," he…
truthdig.com/videos/chris-hedges-electoralism-wont-save-us/

The New 'Black Codes'
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
Aggressive policing is the bulwark of a segregated America. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/police_3.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/12/02/new-black-codes?cd-origin=rss

Medea Benjamin: Donald Trump Was Right, NATO Should Be Obsolete
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-02
In an age where people around the world want to avoid war and to focus instead on the climate chaos that threatens future life on earth, NATO is an anachronism. It now accounts for about three-quarters of military spending and weapons dealing around the globe.
mintpressnews.com/medea-benjamin-donald-trump-nato-obsolete/263116/

Trump Was Right: NATO Should be Obsolete
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Donald Trump uttered during his presidential campaign are "NATO is obsolete." His adversary, Hillary Clinton, retorted that NATO was "the strongest military alliance in the history of the world." Now that Trump has been …
globalresearch.ca/trump-right-nato-should-obsolete/5696524

Trump Was Right Before He Was Wrong: NATO Should Be Obsolete
Medea Benjamin | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
Antio-NATO protesters in Newport, Wales in 2014. (Photo: Andy Davies/@adavies4) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/challengerole.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/12/02/trump-was-right-he-was-wrong-nato-should-be-obsolete?cd-origin=rss

Trump Was Right: NATO Should Be Obsolete
Medea Benjamin | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-02
The three smartest words that Donald Trump uttered during his presidential campaign are "NATO is obsolete." His adversary, Hillary Clinton, retorted that NATO was "the strongest military alliance in the history of the world." Now that Trump has been in power, the White House parrots the same worn line that NATO is "the most successful …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/trump-was-right-nato-should-be-obsolete/

National Climate Strike in Livermore
Student Activists | indybay.org | 2019-12-02
Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/02/18828546.php

Thousands of activists stage protests at three German coal mines to demand bolder climate policies
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2019-12-02
"We want to show with our protest today that this mine needs to be shut down permanently."
nationofchange.org/2019/12/02/thousands-of-activists-stage-protests-at-three-german-coal-mines-to-demand-bolder-climate-policies/

As UN Climate COP launches in Madrid Activists in Chile Demand Rejection of Neoliberal Model and Removal of Chile from COP Presidency
commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
______________________________…
commondreams.org/newswire/2019/12/02/un-climate-cop-launches-madrid-activists-chile-demand-rejection-neoliberal-model?cd-origin=rss

Shoot to Kill: Thousands may already be dead in Iran
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-12-02
The murder of peaceful protesters underway for weeks now in Iran is far worse than what has been reported in media around the world, according to Navid Shomali, the international secretary of Iran's Tudeh (Communist) Party. "The numbers being killed are rising every day and have already reached at least into the many hundreds," Shomali …
peoplesworld.org/article/shoot-to-kill-thousands-may-already-be-dead-in-iran/

American Exceptionalism Is Killing Planet Earth
William Astore | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
"For a select few, war pays dividends in ways that peace doesn't," writes Astore. "In a nutshell, or perhaps an artillery shell, war is anti-democratic, anti-progressive, anti-intellectual, and anti-human." (Photo: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-57339467.2e16d0ba.fill-1120×600.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/12/02/american-exceptionalism-killing-planet-earth?cd-origin=rss

Maltese Prime Minister to Resign Following Intense Protests Over Journalist's Murder
Common Dreams | theantimedia.com | 2019-12-02
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced Sunday that he intends to step down soon amid protests demanding his immediate resignation.

Maltese Prime Minister to Resign Following Intense Protests Over Journalist's Murder

Protest hypocrisy: U.S. media's double standard on Hong Kong and Bolivia demos
Ian Goodrum | peoplesworld.org | 2019-12-02
All over the world, protest movements are on the march. In places as diverse as Chile, Haiti, Iraq, Ecuador, France, and Bolivia, people are taking to the streets to make their voices heard. Their demands are varied, but all have come to the conclusion they must engage in direct action to get what they believe …
peoplesworld.org/article/protest-hypocrisy-u-s-medias-double-standard-on-hong-kong-and-bolivia-demos/

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Hebron, Bethlehem, and Ramallah
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-02
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah, in addition to attacking protesters in Bethlehem, Jenin and Ramallah. In Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes, …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-abduct-six-palestinians-in-hebron-bethlehem-and-ramallah/

The Iraq Protest Movement: 373 Killed During November
Margaret Griffis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
During November, at least 373 people were killed and 3,136 were wounded. Mass graves gave up 73 bodies as well. October saw 433 deaths and thousands more wounded. | Protests continued last month, but the Iraqi government ceased giving official …
globalresearch.ca/the-iraq-protest-movement-373-killed-during-november/5696535

Non-Intervention: an Imperfect Solution to a Terrible Problem
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
On November 27, US president Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. The bill, passed by veto-proof majorities in Congress amid large protests in the "special administrative region," allows the president to impose sanctions on officials who violate human rights there, and requires various US government departments to annually review Hong…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/02/non-intervention-an-imperfect-solution-to-a-terrible-problem/

US Threatens to Continue Intervening in Latin American Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Monday that Washington would "support" aligned governments trying to prevent protests in the region from turning into "riots." | RELATED: | 'We Lied, Cheated and Stole': Pompeo Comes Clean About CIA | "We'll work with legitimate (governments) to prevent protests from morphing into riots and violence that don't reflect the democratic will of the people," Pompeo told an audience at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky. | The Trump…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Threatens-to-Continue-Intervening-in-Latin-American-Protests-20191202-0005.html

Youth-Led Protests Topple Iraqi Prime Minister as Demonstrations Continue
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-02
Anti-government protests are continuing in Iraq one day after the Iraqi parliament voted to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. On Saturday, protesters set off fireworks in Baghdad's Tahrir Square when Abdul Mahdi announced he would submit his resignation, though he will remain in a caretaker capacity until a new government is formed. The resignation came two days after Iraqi security forces killed at least 44 people in the southern cities of Nasiriya and Najaf after the I…
truthout.org/video/youth-led-protests-topple-iraqi-prime-minister-as-demonstrations-continue/

UN Climate Convention Switch From Chile to Spain May Hinder Climate Justice
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-02
In October, as scientists, policymakers and civil society leaders geared up to travel to Chile for the 25th Conference of the Parties of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25), which begins today, the country was making headlines for different reasons. | In mid-October, school students began jumping the gates of Santiago's subways in protest of fare increases, eventually shutting down the entire Metro system fo…
truthout.org/articles/un-climate-convention-switch-from-chile-to-spain-may-hinder-climate-justice/

Turning Point in Climate Activism? Germans Block Coal Mines With Their Bodies
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
These sorts of dramatic protests seem to me the writing on the wall. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/turning-point-in-climate-activis.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/12/02/turning-point-climate-activism-germans-block-coal-mines-their-bodies?cd-origin=rss

Bloomberg for President? God No!
Dave Lindorff | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-02
Billionaire on the mayoral campaign trail in New York. (Mike Bloomberg is the turkey to the right of the chicken and eagle.) Michael Bloomberg, according to Forbes Magazine the 9th richest man in the world with a net worth this year of $54.7 billion, isn't just the real billionaire candidate for President in 2020 (Donald …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/bloomberg-for-president-god-no/

The Unfinished "Coup": the End of the Netanyahu Era and the Political Earthquake Ahead
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-02
It seems that the end of the Netanyahu era is finally upon us, but it is likely to be longer and uglier than expected.
mintpressnews.com/end-netanyahu-era-israel-political-earthquake-ahead/263097/

Israel's Unfinished "Coup"
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-12-02
This time, nothing seems to work. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has tried every trick in the book to save his political career and to avoid possible prison time. But for Israel's longest-serving leader, the honeymoon is certainly almost over. It is an "attempted coup", is how Netanyahu described his indictment on charges of fraud, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/israels-unfinished-coup/

The Unfinished 'Coup': The End of Netanyahu's Era and the Political Earthquake Ahead
Ramzy Baroud | commondreams.org | 2019-12-02
The reason that Netanyahu is still in power after all the setbacks and outright failures is the fact that his rivals are yet to mobilize the necessary votes and public support to oust him for good. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/netanyahu-third-corruption-bribe-media_0.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/12/02/unfinished-coup-end-netanyahus-era-and-political-earthquake-ahead?cd-origin=rss

There Can Be No Climate Justice Without Social Justice: Maduro
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro issued on Sunday a letter addressed to the heads of state and government meeting in Spain as they participate in the 25th conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25). | RELATED: | Morales Vows To Do What's Best for Bolivia, Not Afraid of Jail | In the letter, the Venezuelan leader stressed that "there can be no climate justice without social justice", and mentioned that problems such as defores…
telesurenglish.net/news/There-Can-Be-No-Climate-Justice-Without-Social-Justice-Maduro-20191202-0003.html

Venezuela's PDVSA Secures Temporary Lease Extension for Curacao Refinery
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-12-02
Despite the extension, refinery owners are looking to end the 34-year cooperation under pressure from US sanctions.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14736

Many unanswered questions as Tories exploit London terror attack
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
The brutal murder of the two young students was seized on by Boris Johnson and the pro-Tory media, with the Sunday Times leading on a promise from the prime minister to "lock terrorists up and throw away the key."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/02/lond-d02.html

Nicaragua Marked Next For US "Liberation", Trump Blames "Vicious World" For Khashoggi Murder & More
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-12-02
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 (12/1/19). 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/nicaragua-marked-next-for-us-liberation-trump-blames-vicious-world-for-khashoggi-murder-more/

'Continuing deterioration' leaves Mali facing critical security level: UN expert
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-12-02
Security in Mali has become critical, with unprecedented incidents of communal violence and increasingly more deadly terror attacks, reported a UN human rights expert on Monday, following a 10-day visit to the country.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1052531

Bolsonaro Denounced Before International Criminal Court
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
The Brazilian Bar Association for Human Rights and the Arns Commission on Wednesday denounced President Jair Bolsonaro formally for "crimes against humanity" and incitement to genocide of the Amazon indigenous peoples. | This complaint was filed before the International Criminal Court …
globalresearch.ca/bolsonaro-denounced-before-international-criminal-court/5696500

Brazil's Bolsonaro founds new fascistic party
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
The party's founding follows repeated threats to impose police state measures if large-scale demonstrations like those in Chile erupt in Brazil.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/02/bols-d02.html

Bolsonaro's New Political Party Is to Bring Back the Brazilian Dictatorship
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-02
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro founded a new political party in November as he faces a noisy divorce with the Social Liberal Party (PSL). Since the beginning of his political career as a councillor in Rio de Janeiro in 1989, Bolsonaro …
globalresearch.ca/bolsonaro-new-political-party-bring-back-brazilian-dictatorship/5696531

Trump Hits Argentina and Brazil With New Tariffs
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
The U.S. President on Monday sent shock waves through Brazil and Argentina, announcing he would restore tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports from the two countries in apparent retaliation for currency weakness he said was hurting U.S. farmers. | RELATED: | Alberto Fernandez Won't Ask for Money From IMF | In an early morning tweet that sent officials from both countries scrambling for explanations from Washington, Donald Trump said Brazil and Argentina were "presiding over…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Hits-Argentina-and-Brazil-With-New-Tariffs-20191202-0004.html

Germany's budget for 2020: Billions for rearmament and war
wsws.org | 2019-12-02
Five years ago the grand coalition announced Germany's return to an aggressive foreign and great power policy. The far-reaching consequences of such a policy are increasingly reflected in the current budget.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/02/bund-d02.html

What Would It Cost to Buy the 2020 Election?
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-02
Gracie Mansion, the official residence of New York's mayors since 1942, hosted billionaire Michael Bloomberg for three terms. The first of these terms began after Bloomberg, then the Republican candidate for mayor, spent an incredible $74 million to get himself elected in 2001. He spent, in effect, $99 for every vote he received. Four years…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/02/what-would-it-cost-to-buy-the-2020-election/

Israeli Occupation Cost Palestine $48b Between 2000-2017: UN
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-02
Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine has cost the economy US$47,7 billion between 2000-2017, or three times the size of the Palestinian economy in 2017, a United Nations report said Monday. | RELATED: | UN Warns 'Most Vulnerable Palestinians' Threatened by Major Fiscal Crisis | The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report, titled 'Economic cost of the Israeli occupation for…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israeli-Occupation-Cost-Palestine-48b-Between-2000-2017-UN-20191202-0006.html

The 'Silicon Six' Is Dodging Taxes to the Tune of Billions
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-12-02
A new analysis from the U.K.-based Fair Tax Mark exposes the greed of tech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Netflix.
truthdig.com/articles/the-silicon-six-is-dodging-taxes-to-the-tune-of-billions/

The Story of Daher Al-Umar Undermines Israel's Own Origin Story
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-02
Akka, Haifa, Tabaria, are all cities with a rich Arab history which Daher made into thriving towns, and yet little memory of him existents thanks to enormous efforts put forward by the state of Israel to control the historical narrative.
mintpressnews.com/story-daher-al-umar-undermines-israel-origin-story/263104/

Amid a Violent Crackdown, Bolivia's Coup Gov't is Trying to Convict Evo Morales of "Crimes Against Humanity"
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-02
The new Bolivian government's apparent grave concern for human rights when it comes to Morales may not ring true when judged against their actions in just three short weeks of rule.
mintpressnews.com/bolivia-coup-evo-morales-crimes-against-humanity/263133/

How a Mass Bot Network is Pushing the Coup in Bolivia
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-02
New research found that, of the 17,427 accounts using the anti-Morales hashtag #BoliviaNoHayGolpe, almost a third were created on November 11, the day of the coup.
mintpressnews.com/how-mass-bot-network-coup-bolivia/263122/

Violations of Palestinian Social Media Content 50% Higher than Last Month
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-02
In a serious escalation of violations on Palestinian content by social media websites, Sada Social Center said, in a report, that it has documented 223 violations against Palestinian content in November, 2019, up by 50 percent from the previous month. According to the report, Facebook ranked at top of the …
imemc.org/article/violations-of-palestinian-social-media-content-50-higher-than-last-month/