Daily Archives: December 3, 2019

2019-12-03: News Headlines

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-12-04). As Nation Transfixed by Impeachment, Trump Quietly Provides Offshore Drilling Industry 'Sweetheart Giveaway'. commondreams.org Former lobbyist turned Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, says critic, probably assumed gift "to his former oil and gas client would slip by unnoticed." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernhardt-giveaway.jpg

Erika Gonz√°lez (2019-12-03). Meet the Big Polluters Sponsoring COP25. commondreams.org The result of this corporate omnipresence is clear—the negotiations move at a snail's pace and more often than not reflect the interests of global corporations, not people and the planet. (Photo: UN Climate Change/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/eky37vsxsambbki.jpeg

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-12-03). As Yemen Starves, Billions in Donor Funds Fill the Coffers of International Aid Agencies. mintpressnews.com Of the billions of dollars pouring into Yemen from international donors, only a trickle is actually reaching the people who need it the most reports Ahmed AbdulKareem.

The Canary (2019-12-03). Conservatives' complaint over Channel 4 ice sculpture stunt rejected by Ofcom. thecanary.co Channel 4 has been cleared over its use of an ice sculpture to stand in for Boris Johnson during a debate on climate change, regulator Ofcom has said.The watchdog's election committee said the prop "was not a representation of the Prime Minister personally", and that "little editorial focus was given to it, either visually or in references made by the presenter or debate participants".The Conservatives complained that the broadcaster failed to allow the former environment secretary Michael Gove to be its representative for the debate, which saw party leaders face questions over how they would tackle climate chang…

Vanessa Beeley (2019-12-03). After His Mysterious Death, the Media Scrambles to Get its Story Straight About White Helmets Founder James Le Mesurier. mintpressnews.com Almost immediately after Le Mesurier's alleged plunge to his death, reports began to emerge of tampering and the removal of details about the controversial "private security" operative's career.

Alan Macleod (2019-12-03). Harvesting the Blood of America's Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism. mintpressnews.com Blood has become big business in the United States and there is no shortage of corporations ready to exploit America's most vulnerable populations in order to get a piece of the pie.

Brian W. Major (2019-12-03). Monty Python's North Korea? Comedian's book is surprisingly objective look at DPRK. peoplesworld.org Many readers might know Michael Palin. He was a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. His antics were quite hilarious, and his work has been shown around the world. In later years, he also became a well-known BBC personality. In 2018, he took a camera crew to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (otherwise …

Ed Rampell (2019-12-03). 'Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator': Oh! Kolkata, yogi bare and boo-boos. peoplesworld.org Academy Award-winning Australian filmmaker Eva Orner's well-made documentary Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (seen at the 2019 American Film Institute's annual film festival) is an 86-minute creepfest perfect for the #MeToo Movement and moment. This no-punches-pulled nonfiction film purports to chronicle the career, life, lies, and sexual abuse of Bikram Choudhury, the main ballyhooer of Bikram …

Liliana Segura (2019-12-03). A Push to Repeal the Death Penalty Gains Ground Across the Western United States. theintercept.com It was a snowy, windy, frigid spring day in Cheyenne, and we were freezing, standing on a sidewalk outside the Wyoming Supreme Court. The carillon of a nearby church began to chime precisely as Marguerite Herman, a veteran lobbyist with the League of Women Voters of Wyoming, announced that the press conference would begin. | "Welcome, everyone, on a very gray, overcast day," Herman began cheerfully as the bells continued to ring. "We're all here, bright and full of hope because we are looking forward to the 2020 legislative session to finally get a repeal of the death penalty in Wyoming to the governor's desk.

Eds. (2019-12-03). Members of Argentine Delegation in Bolivia tell the horror they recorded (Coup Repression). mronline.org Disappearances, murders, arbitrary detentions, rapes, torture and hospitals that refuse to take care of those wounded by the repression were some of the events recorded during the first day of work. They were held and kicked at the airport by a pro-coup mob. Then the Minister of Government of Añez, Arturo Murillo, came out to […] | Source

T. Mayheart Dardar (2019-12-03). Inconsistencies in the Narrative. dissidentvoice.org When a white man kills an Indian in a fair fight it is called honorable, but when an Indian kills a white man in a fair fight it is called murder. When a white army battles Indians and wins it is called a great victory, but if they lose it is called a massacre and …

The Canary (2019-12-03). UK climbs rankings for maths, science and reading — but students are 'less happy'. thecanary.co Students in the UK are continuing to lag behind their peers from smaller European countries such as Estonia and Finland when it comes to maths, reading and science, a bellwether study of global education trends has suggested.Asian nations, including Singapore and Hong Kong, continue to dominate the latest triennial Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) report, a survey of 15-year-old students from around the world to assess the extent to which they have acquired key skills and knowledge.And while the UK's ranking across the three disciplines has improved on the score from three years ago, the coun…

WSWS (2019-12-03). CIA spying on Assange's lawyers exposes criminal operation against WikiLeaks founder. wsws.org The surveillance violates the centuries-old right to attorney-client privilege and exposes the prosecution and extradition effort as an illegal frame-up.

WSWS (2019-12-03). Opposing NATO and Trump means fighting to free Julian Assange! wsws.org The aim of Trump and Boris Johnson is to either send Assange to the US, lock him up and throw away the key, or subject him to such psychological and physical cruelty that he dies in prison.

WSWS (2019-12-03). WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson: "If Julian is taken to that Devil's Island across the Atlantic, his life is lost" wsws.org In an interview with the WSWS, Hrafnsson stated: "The case of Julian Assange is, in all senses, the turning point. It is the biggest and the most serious attack on journalism and the free press in decades, if not 100 years."

Medea Benjamin (2019-12-03). Trump Was Right: NATO Should Be Obsolete. counterpunch.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 More

Norman Solomon (2019-12-03). For Corporate Media, It's 'Anybody But Sanders or Warren'. counterpunch.org Anyone who's been paying attention should get the picture by now. Overall, in subtle and sledgehammer ways, the mass media of the United States — owned and sponsored by corporate giants — are in the midst of a siege against the two progressive Democratic candidates who have a real chance to be elected president in More

Norman Solomon (2019-12-03). For Corporate Media, It's 'Anybody But Sanders or Warren'. indybay.org Journalism that can't stand progressive populism…

teleSUR (2019-12-03). Morales Accuses Bolivian Gov't of Blocking His Migratory Status. telesurenglish.net President Evo Morales accused the de facto government of Bolivia for creating obstacles to his immigration legal procedures and his vice president àÅlvaro García Linera before the Bolivian consulate in Mexico. | RELATED: | Morales Vows To Do What's Best for Bolivia, Not Afraid of Jail | Morales through his account on the social media network of Twitter said that for a week they began with the steps and have requested collections that did not exist. | "Last week we started…

teleSUR (2019-12-03). Honduras: 7 Sentenced in Murder Case of Environmental Activist. telesurenglish.net Honduras' Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) on Monday sentenced seven people to more than 30 years in prison for the murder of Berta Caceres, an internationally recognized environmental activist who was killed at home by a hitman on March 2, 2016. | RELATED: | President of Energy Company Linked to Berta Caceres Murder | Four of the material authors were sentence…

teleSUR (2019-12-03). 'Not Halting Climate Change Means Punishing Millions' XR Says. telesurenglish.net Environmental activists from around the world on Tuesday remain gathered and protesting in Madrid to demand that the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) take concrete and effective actions to halt global climate change. | RELATED: | There Can Be No Climate Justice Without Social Justice: Maduro | "We're a global movement trying to raise the climate emergency through direct action. We have to get people to pause and understand, especially our leader…

Student Activists (2019-12-03). National Climate Strike in Livermore. indybay.org Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551…

Staff (2019-12-03). Greta Thunberg Has Sailed Back to Europe for Climate Talks. truthout.org From Stockholm, Sweden, we're covering the 40th Anniversary of the Right Livelihood Awards, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize." This year's recipients include 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who arrived Tuesday in Lisbon, Portugal, after traveling for three weeks across the Atlantic in the 48-foot catamaran La Vagabonde, refusing to fly because of the high carbon footprint of air travel. Thunberg was on her way to attend COP25 in Santiago, Chile, when the conference was abruptly re…

Fight Back (2019-12-03). Miami activists unite against U.S. imperialism in Latin America. fightbacknews.org Miami, FL – On December 1, immigrant groups representing several different countries in the Caribbean and South America rallied together at the Torch of Friendship to show unity and strength against U.S imperialism and far-right political violence in Latin America. Various groups of immigrant activists united in what they said was just the beginning of a new movement in South Florida to bring together the various struggles in Latin America against neo-liberalism and neo-colonialism. | Activists representing Chile, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Brazil spoke out against neoliberal policies, U.S militarism, and…

IMEMC News (2019-12-03). Army Demolishes A Water Reservoir In Tubas. imemc.org Israeli soldiers demolished, earlier Tuesday, a water reservoir in the Tubas meadows, in northeastern West Bank. Palestinian human rights activist Aref Daraghma said several army jeeps, and bulldozers invaded the area, and demolished the reservoir, owned by Adnan Sawafta. Daraghma added that the destroyed water reservoir, located in Einoun area, …

United Nations (2019-12-03). South Sudan: UN calls for end to inter-communal clashes, attacks against aid workers. news.un.org Peacekeepers have been sent to the northern Lakes region in South Sudan in a bid to deter further violence between communities there, the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, said on Tuesday.

WSWS (2019-12-03). US carries out fresh massacre in Afghanistan, killing entire family with drone strike. wsws.org The bloody attack came in the wake of Trump's claim that peace talks with the Taliban had resumed.

Jason Ditz (2019-12-03). Pompeo: US Will Prevent Cuba, Venezuela From 'Hijacking' Protests in Latin America. theantimedia.com Pompeo positioned the US as in favor of "democratic" protests in the region, while accusing Cuba and Venezuela of trying to "hijack" them.

teleSUR (2019-12-03).

. telesurenglish.net The main union that promotes protests against the economic and social policies of the Colombian President, Iván Duque, rejected the possibility of suspending the national strike that was called for this Wednesday, December 4 and insisted on a direct dialogue with the government to seek an agreement. | Speaking to RCN News, the president of the Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode), Nelson Alarcón, said that the leaders of the strike will answer the call of the government to begin the negotiation process based on the specifications submitted last week to President Duque. | Alarcón commented that t…

Joe Emersberger (2019-12-03). Talking About Ecuador's Political Prisoners: an Interview With Marcela Aguiñaga. counterpunch.org In October, eight protesters were killed during eleven days of demonstrations against a decree by Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno to eliminate fuel subsidies in order to comply with a structural adjustment loan he signed with the IMF. Other articles and interviews on Counterpunch have discussed how Moreno ditched his left wing campaign platform as soon More

Margaret Flowers (2019-12-03). Failed Action on the Climate Crisis Makes Resistance Imperative. Worldwide Protest against Neoliberalism. globalresearch.ca On December 2, the 25th two-week long United Nations climate conference begins in Madrid, Spain. The stated task of the conference, referred to as COP 25 (Conference Of Parties), is to make sure there are plans to meet the goals …

Patrick Cockburn (2019-12-03). Why the Resignation of Iraq's Prime Minister May Not Stop the Mass Uprising on the Horizon. counterpunch.org Protesters in Iraq have won their first big success by forcing the resignation of the Iraqi prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, after the killing of 45 unarmed protesters by the Iraqi security forces in a single day. As the news spread, the crack of celebratory fireworks replaced that of gunshots in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, which has More

IMEMC News (2019-12-03). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Hebron, Nablus And Jericho. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight Palestinians in Hebron, Nablus, and Jericho, in the occupied West Bank, in addition to invading homes in Shu'fat refugee camp, in Jerusalem, and attacking protesters. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched …

WSWS (2019-12-03). Iranian government kills hundreds in bid to suppress the worst protests in decades. wsws.org There is no doubt that the US, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf monarchies and Israel are seeking to exploit the escalating crisis confronting Iran.

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-03). Pompeo Says US Will "Help Prevent" Protests For "Legitimate" Governments & US Bombs Afghan Family. 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 (12/2/19). 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 …

Dr. Barbara G. Ellis (2019-12-03). Lebanon Protesters: Ensure a Unified 'B-Team' Runs Any New, Responsive Government. globalresearch.ca As Lebanon's massive, countrywide, anti-government demonstrations continue, the vacuum provides time for those ardent, long suffering protesters to create the most responsive anti-austerity government in the Middle East. If any populace in that region could do it, it's Lebanon's well-educated, …

IASEIS (2019-12-03). Companies Planning 5G Satellites. Global Day of Protest against 5G: January 25, 2020. globalresearch.ca So far, groups in the following countries have announced that they are organizing events on January 25, 2020 as part of the Global Day of Protest against 5G: | . | . | Australia | Austria | Canada | Croatia | Czech Republic | Denmark | France | Germany | Ireland…

United Nations (2019-12-03). Protests and civil unrest show 'renewed sense of patriotism' in Iraq, UN envoy tells Security Council. news.un.org After decades of sectarian strife and conflict, "a renewed sense of patriotism has taken hold", the head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Stephen Lendman (2019-12-03). China Retaliates Against Hostile US Legislation. globalresearch.ca In late November, House and Senate members unanimously passed the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (HKHRDA) of 2019. | Trump signed the measure into law, along with a companion bill, restricting exports of US crowd control devices to …

WSWS (2019-12-03). The DSA on impeachment or: How the DSA learned to stop worrying and love Bolton. wsws.org The Democratic Socialists of America has given its full support to the impeachment campaign, lining up behind John Bolton and the other reactionaries promoted by the Democratic Party.

Robert Fisk (2019-12-03). Reporting Syria: I Talked to Everyone, Except Assad. counterpunch.org I've spent months these past eight years in Syria's amputated cities. They are a scar on all our lives — the Russians, the Syrians, the armed Islamists, the western powers that spent more time trying to destroy Syria than the Syrian regime. The bodies buried deep within these heaps of concrete, the survivors, and those invisibly More

Ramzy Baroud (2019-12-03). Israel's Unfinished 'Coup'. counterpunch.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, More

teleSUR (2019-12-03). Colombia: TIAR Ministers to Plan New Actions Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) Tuesday held a ministerial consultation meeting in Bogota, Colombia, to evaluate the application of new measures against Venezuela. | RELATED: | China Rejects TIAR Activation Against Venezuela | Colombia's Foreign Minister Claudia Blum explained that TIAR ministers will take decisions about non-military me…

Jon Queally (2019-12-03). Media Silent as US Navy Places $22 Billion Order for Nuclear Submarines. theantimedia.com It was Cyber Monday and the U.S. Navy put in a $22.2 billion order for new nuclear submarines but absolutely no headlines in America.

Calvin Trillin (2019-12-03). Where Billionaires Stand on the Presidency. thenation.com Where Billionaires Stand on the Presidency…

teleSUR (2019-12-03). France Fights Back Over U.S. Tariff Threat to 63 Types of Goods. telesurenglish.net France and the European Union (EU) Tuesday said they are ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump acted on a threat to impose taxes of up to 100 percent on imports of champagne, handbags and other French products worth US$2.4 billion. | RELATED: | French National Assembly Approves GAFA Tax to Big Tech Firms | "The EU will act and react as one and remain united. We are coordinating with France the next steps," EU spokesperson Daniel Rosario said and explained that the U.S…

teleSUR (2019-12-03). US, China Trade Deal Likely After 2020 Elections: Trump. telesurenglish.net United States President Donald Trump said Tuesday a trade deal with China might have to wait until after the U.S. presidential election in November 2020, causing stock prices to tumble and triggering a rush into safe assets such as U.S. Treasury debt. | RELATED: | China, US Agree to Roll Back Tariffs as Phase 1 of Trade Deal | "I have no deadline, no," Trump told reporters adding that "in some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal. But they…

teleSUR (2019-12-03). Trump Impeachment Report Released by Dem. House Panel. telesurenglish.net The United States House Intelligence Committee released Tuesday the report documenting the impeachment case against President Donald Trump, laying out the conclusions of its inquiry into allegations that he abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. | RELATED: | White House Won't Participate In Next Trump Impeachment Hearing

teleSUR (2019-12-03). Trump Slams European Allies Ahead of NATO Anniversary. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at European allies before a NATO anniversary summit in London on Tuesday, singling out France's Emmanuel Macron for "very nasty" comments on the alliance and Germany for spending too little on defense. | RELATED: | Netanyahu, Trump Discuss 'Opportunity' to Seize Jordan Valley | Underlning the breadth of strife in a transatlantic bloc hailed by its backers as the most successful military alliance in history, Trump demanded that Europe pay more…

Sarah Abed (2019-12-03). Bilateral Trade Relations Between Iran and EU Suffer Under Harsh US Sanctions. globalresearch.ca Trade between the European Union (EU) and the Islamic Republic of Iran has dropped roughly 74.92% percent this year from January to September compared to last year during the same timeframe, due to US-imposed sanctions, according to the European statistical …

2019-12-03: Social Media Postees

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As Nation Transfixed by Impeachment, Trump Quietly Provides Offshore Drilling Industry 'Sweetheart Giveaway'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-04
Former lobbyist turned Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, says critic, probably assumed gift "to his former oil and gas client would slip by unnoticed." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernhardt-giveaway.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/12/03/nation-transfixed-impeachment-trump-quietly-provides-offshore-drilling-industry?cd-origin=rss

Opposing NATO and Trump means fighting to free Julian Assange!
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
The aim of Trump and Boris Johnson is to either send Assange to the US, lock him up and throw away the key, or subject him to such psychological and physical cruelty that he dies in prison.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/03/asuk-d03.html

WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson: "If Julian is taken to that Devil's Island across the Atlantic, his life is lost"
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
In an interview with the WSWS, Hrafnsson stated: "The case of Julian Assange is, in all senses, the turning point. It is the biggest and the most serious attack on journalism and the free press in decades, if not 100 years."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/03/hraf-d03.html

CIA spying on Assange's lawyers exposes criminal operation against WikiLeaks founder
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
The surveillance violates the centuries-old right to attorney-client privilege and exposes the prosecution and extradition effort as an illegal frame-up.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/03/pers-d03.html

Trump Was Right: NATO Should Be Obsolete
Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/03/trump-was-right-nato-should-be-obsolete/

For Corporate Media, It's 'Anybody But Sanders or Warren'
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
Anyone who's been paying attention should get the picture by now. Overall, in subtle and sledgehammer ways, the mass media of the United States — owned and sponsored by corporate giants — are in the midst of a siege against the two progressive Democratic candidates who have a real chance to be elected president in…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/03/for-corporate-media-its-anybody-but-sanders-or-warren/

For Corporate Media, It's 'Anybody But Sanders or Warren'
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2019-12-03
Journalism that can't stand progressive populism…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/02/18828555.php

Morales Accuses Bolivian Gov't of Blocking His Migratory Status
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
President Evo Morales accused the de facto government of Bolivia for creating obstacles to his immigration legal procedures and his vice president àÅlvaro García Linera before the Bolivian consulate in Mexico. | RELATED: | Morales Vows To Do What's Best for Bolivia, Not Afraid of Jail | Morales through his account on the social media network of Twitter said that for a week they began with the steps and have requested collections that did not exist. | "Last week we started…
telesurenglish.net/news/Morales-Accuses-Bolivian-Govt-of-Blocking-His-Migratory-Status-20191203-0006.html

'Not Halting Climate Change Means Punishing Millions' XR Says
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
Environmental activists from around the world on Tuesday remain gathered and protesting in Madrid to demand that the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) take concrete and effective actions to halt global climate change. | RELATED: | There Can Be No Climate Justice Without Social Justice: Maduro | "We're a global movement trying to raise the climate emergency through direct action. We have to get people to pause and understand, especially our leader…
telesurenglish.net/news/Not-Halting-Climate-Change-Means-Punishing-Millions-XR-Says-20191203-0003.html

Honduras: 7 Sentenced in Murder Case of Environmental Activist
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
Honduras' Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) on Monday sentenced seven people to more than 30 years in prison for the murder of Berta Caceres, an internationally recognized environmental activist who was killed at home by a hitman on March 2, 2016. | RELATED: | President of Energy Company Linked to Berta Caceres Murder | Four of the material authors were sentence…
telesurenglish.net/news/Honduras-7-Sentenced-in-Murder-Case-of-Environmental-Activist-20191203-0001.html

National Climate Strike in Livermore
Student Activists | indybay.org | 2019-12-03
Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/02/18828546.php

Greta Thunberg Has Sailed Back to Europe for Climate Talks
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-12-03
From Stockholm, Sweden, we're covering the 40th Anniversary of the Right Livelihood Awards, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize." This year's recipients include 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who arrived Tuesday in Lisbon, Portugal, after traveling for three weeks across the Atlantic in the 48-foot catamaran La Vagabonde, refusing to fly because of the high carbon footprint of air travel. Thunberg was on her way to attend COP25 in Santiago, Chile, when the conference was abruptly re…
truthout.org/video/greta-thunberg-has-sailed-back-to-europe-for-climate-talks/

Miami activists unite against U.S. imperialism in Latin America
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-12-03
Miami, FL – On December 1, immigrant groups representing several different countries in the Caribbean and South America rallied together at the Torch of Friendship to show unity and strength against U.S imperialism and far-right political violence in Latin America. Various groups of immigrant activists united in what they said was just the beginning of a new movement in South Florida to bring together the various struggles in Latin America against neo-liberalism and neo-colonialism. | Activists representing Chile, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Brazil spoke out against neoliberal policies, U.S militarism, and…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/12/2/miami-activists-unite-against-us-imperialism-latin-america

Army Demolishes A Water Reservoir In Tubas
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
Israeli soldiers demolished, earlier Tuesday, a water reservoir in the Tubas meadows, in northeastern West Bank. Palestinian human rights activist Aref Daraghma said several army jeeps, and bulldozers invaded the area, and demolished the reservoir, owned by Adnan Sawafta. Daraghma added that the destroyed water reservoir, located in Einoun area, …
imemc.org/article/army-demolishes-a-water-reservoir-in-tubas/

South Sudan: UN calls for end to inter-communal clashes, attacks against aid workers
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-12-03
Peacekeepers have been sent to the northern Lakes region in South Sudan in a bid to deter further violence between communities there, the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, said on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1052701

US carries out fresh massacre in Afghanistan, killing entire family with drone strike
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
The bloody attack came in the wake of Trump's claim that peace talks with the Taliban had resumed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/03/afgh-d03.html

Pompeo: US Will Prevent Cuba, Venezuela From 'Hijacking' Protests in Latin America
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-12-03
Pompeo positioned the US as in favor of "democratic" protests in the region, while accusing Cuba and Venezuela of trying to "hijack" them.

Pompeo: US Will Prevent Cuba, Venezuela From 'Hijacking' Protests in Latin America


telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
The main union that promotes protests against the economic and social policies of the Colombian President, Iván Duque, rejected the possibility of suspending the national strike that was called for this Wednesday, December 4 and insisted on a direct dialogue with the government to seek an agreement. | Speaking to RCN News, the president of the Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode), Nelson Alarcón, said that the leaders of the strike will answer the call of the government to begin the negotiation process based on the specifications submitted last week to President Duque. | Alarcón commented that t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Main-Colombian-Union-Refuses-to-Call-Off-National-Strike-20191203-0004.html

Talking About Ecuador's Political Prisoners: an Interview With Marcela Aguiñaga
Joe Emersberger | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
In October, eight protesters were killed during eleven days of demonstrations against a decree by Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno to eliminate fuel subsidies in order to comply with a structural adjustment loan he signed with the IMF. Other articles and interviews on Counterpunch have discussed how Moreno ditched his left wing campaign platform as soon…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/03/talking-about-ecuadors-political-prisoners-an-interview-with-marcela-aguinaga/

Failed Action on the Climate Crisis Makes Resistance Imperative. Worldwide Protest against Neoliberalism
Margaret Flowers | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
On December 2, the 25th two-week long United Nations climate conference begins in Madrid, Spain. The stated task of the conference, referred to as COP 25 (Conference Of Parties), is to make sure there are plans to meet the goals …
globalresearch.ca/failed-action-climate-crisis-makes-resistance-imperative/5696602

Why the Resignation of Iraq's Prime Minister May Not Stop the Mass Uprising on the Horizon
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
Protesters in Iraq have won their first big success by forcing the resignation of the Iraqi prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, after the killing of 45 unarmed protesters by the Iraqi security forces in a single day. As the news spread, the crack of celebratory fireworks replaced that of gunshots in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, which has…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/03/why-the-resignation-of-iraqs-prime-minister-may-not-stop-the-mass-uprising-on-the-horizon/

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Hebron, Nablus And Jericho
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, eight Palestinians in Hebron, Nablus, and Jericho, in the occupied West Bank, in addition to invading homes in Shu'fat refugee camp, in Jerusalem, and attacking protesters. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) in Hebron, in southern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded and searched …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-abduct-eight-palestinians-in-hebron-nablus-and-jericho/

Iranian government kills hundreds in bid to suppress the worst protests in decades
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
There is no doubt that the US, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf monarchies and Israel are seeking to exploit the escalating crisis confronting Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/03/iran-d03.html

Pompeo Says US Will "Help Prevent" Protests For "Legitimate" Governments & US Bombs Afghan Family
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-12-03
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 (12/2/19). 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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Lebanon Protesters: Ensure a Unified 'B-Team' Runs Any New, Responsive Government
Dr. Barbara G. Ellis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
As Lebanon's massive, countrywide, anti-government demonstrations continue, the vacuum provides time for those ardent, long suffering protesters to create the most responsive anti-austerity government in the Middle East. If any populace in that region could do it, it's Lebanon's well-educated, …
globalresearch.ca/lebanon-protesters-ensure-a-unified-b-team-runs-any-new-responsive-government/5696469

Companies Planning 5G Satellites. Global Day of Protest against 5G: January 25, 2020
IASEIS | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
So far, groups in the following countries have announced that they are organizing events on January 25, 2020 as part of the Global Day of Protest against 5G: | . | . | Australia | Austria | Canada | Croatia | Czech Republic | Denmark | France | Germany | Ireland…
globalresearch.ca/companies-planning-5g-satellites-global-day-of-protest-against-5g-january-25-2020/5696474

Protests and civil unrest show 'renewed sense of patriotism' in Iraq, UN envoy tells Security Council
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-12-03
After decades of sectarian strife and conflict, "a renewed sense of patriotism has taken hold", the head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) told the Security Council on Tuesday.
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China Retaliates Against Hostile US Legislation
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
In late November, House and Senate members unanimously passed the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (HKHRDA) of 2019. | Trump signed the measure into law, along with a companion bill, restricting exports of US crowd control devices to …
globalresearch.ca/china-retaliates-against-hostile-us-legislation/5696675

The DSA on impeachment or: How the DSA learned to stop worrying and love Bolton
wsws.org | 2019-12-03
The Democratic Socialists of America has given its full support to the impeachment campaign, lining up behind John Bolton and the other reactionaries promoted by the Democratic Party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/12/03/bolt-d03.html

Reporting Syria: I Talked to Everyone, Except Assad
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
I've spent months these past eight years in Syria's amputated cities. They are a scar on all our lives — the Russians, the Syrians, the armed Islamists, the western powers that spent more time trying to destroy Syria than the Syrian regime. The bodies buried deep within these heaps of concrete, the survivors, and those invisibly…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/03/reporting-syria-i-talked-to-everyone-except-assad/

After His Mysterious Death, the Media Scrambles to Get its Story Straight About White Helmets Founder James Le Mesurier
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-03
Almost immediately after Le Mesurier's alleged plunge to his death, reports began to emerge of tampering and the removal of details about the controversial "private security" operative's career.
mintpressnews.com/mysterious-death-media-scrambles-white-helmets-founder-james-le-mesurier/263142/

Israel's Unfinished 'Coup'
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-03
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,…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/03/israels-unfinished-coup/

Colombia: TIAR Ministers to Plan New Actions Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
The Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) Tuesday held a ministerial consultation meeting in Bogota, Colombia, to evaluate the application of new measures against Venezuela. | RELATED: | China Rejects TIAR Activation Against Venezuela | Colombia's Foreign Minister Claudia Blum explained that TIAR ministers will take decisions about non-military me…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-TIAR-Ministers-to-Plan-New-Actions-Against-Venezuela-20191203-0005.html

Where Billionaires Stand on the Presidency
Calvin Trillin | thenation.com | 2019-12-03
Where Billionaires Stand on the Presidency…
thenation.com/article/bloomberg-2020-steyer-billionaire/

France Fights Back Over U.S. Tariff Threat to 63 Types of Goods
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
France and the European Union (EU) Tuesday said they are ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump acted on a threat to impose taxes of up to 100 percent on imports of champagne, handbags and other French products worth US$2.4 billion. | RELATED: | French National Assembly Approves GAFA Tax to Big Tech Firms | "The EU will act and react as one and remain united. We are coordinating with France the next steps," EU spokesperson Daniel Rosario said and explained that the U.S…
telesurenglish.net/news/France-Fights-Back-Over-U.S.-Tariff-Threat-to-63-Types-of-Goods-20191203-0007.html

As Yemen Starves, Billions in Donor Funds Fill the Coffers of International Aid Agencies
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-03
Of the billions of dollars pouring into Yemen from international donors, only a trickle is actually reaching the people who need it the most reports Ahmed AbdulKareem.
mintpressnews.com/billions-donor-funds-yemen-fill-coffers-international-aid-agencies/263163/

Media Silent as US Navy Places $22 Billion Order for Nuclear Submarines
Jon Queally | theantimedia.com | 2019-12-03
It was Cyber Monday and the U.S. Navy put in a $22.2 billion order for new nuclear submarines but absolutely no headlines in America.

Media Silent as US Navy Places $22 Billion Order for Nuclear Submarines

Trump Slams European Allies Ahead of NATO Anniversary
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at European allies before a NATO anniversary summit in London on Tuesday, singling out France's Emmanuel Macron for "very nasty" comments on the alliance and Germany for spending too little on defense. | RELATED: | Netanyahu, Trump Discuss 'Opportunity' to Seize Jordan Valley | Underlning the breadth of strife in a transatlantic bloc hailed by its backers as the most successful military alliance in history, Trump demanded that Europe pay…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Slams-European-Allies-Ahead-of-NATO-Anniversary–20191203-0002.html

US, China Trade Deal Likely After 2020 Elections: Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
United States President Donald Trump said Tuesday a trade deal with China might have to wait until after the U.S. presidential election in November 2020, causing stock prices to tumble and triggering a rush into safe assets such as U.S. Treasury debt. | RELATED: | China, US Agree to Roll Back Tariffs as Phase 1 of Trade Deal | "I have no deadline, no," Trump told reporters adding that "in some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal. But they…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-China-Trade-Deal-Likely-After-2020-Elections-Trump-20191203-0008.html

Trump Impeachment Report Released by Dem. House Panel
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-03
The United States House Intelligence Committee released Tuesday the report documenting the impeachment case against President Donald Trump, laying out the conclusions of its inquiry into allegations that he abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. | RELATED: | White House Won't Participate In Next Trump Impeachment Hearing…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Impeachment-Report-Released-by-Dem.-House-Panel-20191203-0009.html

Bilateral Trade Relations Between Iran and EU Suffer Under Harsh US Sanctions
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-03
Trade between the European Union (EU) and the Islamic Republic of Iran has dropped roughly 74.92% percent this year from January to September compared to last year during the same timeframe, due to US-imposed sanctions, according to the European statistical …
globalresearch.ca/bilateral-trade-relations-iran-eu-suffer-harsh-us-sanctions/5696599

Israeli Minister of Defense to Impose Sanctions on Palestinian 'Militants' Abroad
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-12-03
Israeli Minister of Defense, Naftali Bennett, on Tuesday, issued a written order imposing international economic sanctions on Palestinian militants abroad, The Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Hebrew media outlets broadcast Bennett's decision, pointing out that this move has never been attempted before. Bennett issued his first order against Jamil …
imemc.org/article/israeli-minister-of-defense-to-impose-sanctions-on-palestinian-militants-abroad/

Middle America: The Danger for Democrats
Ruth Conniff | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
It's too late to turn back the page to the soft, centrist, consensus politics of the era before Trump. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/biden-climate-draft-policy-panned_0.jpg
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Decade ending 2019 likely to be hottest on record
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-12-03
Exceptional global heat driven by greenhouse gas emissions mean this decade will most likely go down as the warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which released its provisional statement on the State of the Global Climate on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1052661

The Hottest Years
Emily Beament | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
"On a day-to-day basis, the impacts of climate change play out through extreme and "abnormal" weather. (Photo: U.S. Forest Service) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/forestfire_0.jpeg
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Conservatives' complaint over Channel 4 ice sculpture stunt rejected by Ofcom
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-12-03
Channel 4 has been cleared over its use of an ice sculpture to stand in for Boris Johnson during a debate on climate change, regulator Ofcom has said.The watchdog's election committee said the prop "was not a representation of the Prime Minister personally", and that "little editorial focus was given to it, either visually or in references made by the presenter or debate participants".The Conservatives complained that the broadcaster failed to allow the former environment secretary Michael Gove to be its representative for the debate, which saw party leaders face questions over how they would tackle climate chang…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/12/03/conservatives-complaint-over-channel-4-ice-sculpture-stunt-rejected-by-ofcom/

Only one in five countries has a healthcare strategy to deal with climate change
United Nations | news.un.org | 2019-12-03
Protecting people's health from climate change dangers such as heat stress, storms and tsunamis has never been more important, yet most countries are doing too little about it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/12/1052631

Climate change forces 20 million people to flee each year, Oxfam finds
Deutsche Welle | nationofchange.org | 2019-12-03
At the U.N. climate talks in Madrid, environmental and development groups are pushing to establish a fund to help countries already reeling from climate change.
nationofchange.org/2019/12/03/climate-change-forces-20-million-people-to-flee-each-year-oxfam-finds/

WMO says this decade has been the hottest ever recorded
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2019-12-03
The world's top climate scientists have praised WMO for communicating the urgency of the crisis and encourages lawmakers to take the report seriously.
nationofchange.org/2019/12/03/wmo-says-this-decade-has-been-the-hottest-ever-recorded/

Meet the Big Polluters Sponsoring COP25
Erika Gonz√°lez | commondreams.org | 2019-12-03
The result of this corporate omnipresence is clear—the negotiations move at a snail's pace and more often than not reflect the interests of global corporations, not people and the planet. (Photo: UN Climate Change/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/eky37vsxsambbki.jpeg
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