2020-01-04: Social Media Postees

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US Immigration (ICE) Accelerates Violent Arrests of (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) DACA Holders
Danica Jorden | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-04
"You are not from the castle. You are not from the village. You are nothing." Franz Kafka, "The Castle" | "If there were right laws, if there were a pathway, we would stand in line…. Because this country has a broken, …
globalresearch.ca/us-immigration-ice-accelerates-violent-arrests-of-deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-daca-holders/5699356

Mexican president calls for Julian Assange's freedom
wsws.org | 2020-01-04
In response to a question from a reporter, Lopez Obrador said the WikiLeaks founder should be pardoned and his torture should be ended.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/04/amlo-j04.html

Ex-Australian foreign minister calls for release of Julian Assange to halt damage to US alliance
wsws.org | 2020-01-04
Carr's statement is, first of all, a symptom of the alarm within the ruling class about the mounting popular demand for the freedom of the WikiLeaks founder.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/04/assa-j04.html

US escalates war on Iran and Iraq — Discussion with Rania Khalek, Max Blumenthal, Ben Norton, Aaron Mate
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-04
The Grayzone held a live discussion of the US escalation of war on Iran and Iraq, with Trump's assassination of…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/03/us-war-iran-iraq-rania-khalek/

US Out of Iraq! (San Jose)
CODEPINK.org and many others | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829412.php

US Out of Iraq! (San Jose)
CODEPINK.org and many others | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829412.php

A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-04
What both the media and military analysts fail to acknowledge is that US CENTCOM's forward Middle East headquarters at the al-Udeid military base close to Doha de facto "lies in enemy territory". Since the May 2017 split of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Qatar has become a staunch ally of Iran…
globalresearch.ca/a-major-conventional-war-against-iran-is-an-impossibility-crisis-within-the-us-command-structure/5682514

Trump's march to war on Iran aided by Democrats' weakness on sanctions, nuclear deal
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-04
The US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander, is the culmination of three years of Trump administration…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/04/trumps-march-to-war-on-iran-aided-by-democrats-weakness-on-sanctions-nuclear-deal/

Monterey Protest: No War on Iran! U.S. Out of Iraq!
Monterey Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
Window On The Bay / Monterey Waterfront Park, Del Monte Ave, Monterey, California 93940…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829421.php

No War with Iran!
San Mateo Peace Action | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
corner 3rd Ave and El Camino | 300 So El Camino Real | San Mateo, CA 94402…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829424.php

No War with Iran! (San Mateo)
San Mateo Peace Action | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
corner 3rd Ave and El Camino | 300 So El Camino Real | San Mateo, CA 94402…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829424.php

Native People urge peace and friendship with Iran, demand U.S. get out of Iraq
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
Native Americans spoke out today, urging peace and friendship with the people of Iraq and Iran, and called out Trump for assassinations and provocations to escalate war.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829437.php

Monterey Protest: No War on Iran! U.S. Out of Iraq!
Monterey Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
Window On The Bay / Monterey Waterfront Park, Del Monte Ave, Monterey, California 93940…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829421.php

Peace in Darfur seems unlikely until dissolution of militias complicit in genocide
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-04
The latest bout of violence in Darfur, which is believed to have cost 48 lives, has halted peace negotiations. A sustainable peace process seems unlikely till the militias involved in mass killings are dissolved and those in power who supported them are overthrown…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/04/peace-in-darfur-seems-unlikely-until-dissolution-of-militias-complicit-in-genocide/

An Eyewitness to the Horrors of the US "Forever Wars" Speaks Out
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-04
This article was originally published by National Catholic Reporter. | The 2003 "shock and awe" bombing of Iraq had finally stopped. From the balcony of my room in Baghdad's Al Fanar Hotel, I watched U.S. Marines moving between their jeeps, armored personnel carriers, and Humvees. They had occupied the street immediately in front of the small, family-owned hotel where our Iraq Peace Team had been living for the past six months. Looking upward, a U.S. Mari…
truthout.org/articles/an-eyewitness-to-the-horrors-of-the-us-forever-wars-speaks-out/

Mexico City Goes Back to the Future With Plastic Bag Ban
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-04
Mexico City's new ban on plastic bags has inspired visions of a journey back in time even as local makers of the packaging worry they could become obsolete. | The city's government this week banned single-use plastic bags to complement worldwide efforts to protect the environment, sparking protests from companies that produce them. | RELATED: | Mexico Ratifies Asylum to Bolivian Refugees in Its Embassy | "We have to take plastic out of circulation," said Andree Lilian Guigue, the o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-City-Goes-Back-to-the-Future-With-Plastic-Bag-Ban-20200104-0002.html

Sacramento Protest: U.S. Troops Out of Iraq! No War on Iran!
ANSWER Coalition & others | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
Intersection of 9th Street and K Street, Downtown Sacramento…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829419.php

Trump Unites Iran and Iraq… Against the United States
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2020-01-04
People gather to stage a protest against the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani by a U.S. airstrike in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, after Friday prayer in Tehran, Iran on January 3, 2020. (Photo: Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/iran_2.jpg
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Thousands Take to Streets Across US to Protest Trump's March to War Against Iran
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-04
Thousands of people in dozens of cities across the United States on Saturday took to the streets to condemn the Trump administration's " reckless acts of war" against Iran and demand that the U.S. withdraw its troops from the Middle East. | From New York City to Chicago to Arkansas and more than 70 other locations around the U.S., demonstrators rallied against the assassina…
truthout.org/articles/thousands-take-to-streets-across-us-to-protest-trumps-march-to-war-against-iran/

Sacramento Protest: U.S. Troops Out of Iraq! No War on Iran!
ANSWER Coalition & others | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
Intersection of 9th Street and K Street, Downtown Sacramento…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829419.php

Protest in Davis: No War on Iran! U.S. Troops Out of Iraq!
Yolo Grassroots Collective | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
B Street and 5th Street, Davis, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829420.php

Protest in Davis: No War on Iran! U.S. Troops Out of Iraq!
Yolo Grassroots Collective | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
B Street and 5th Street, Davis, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829420.php

International Criminal Court to investigate Israeli war crimes
wsws.org | 2020-01-04
Human rights groups have told the UN Human Rights Council, which is investigating Israel's use of lethal fire against protestors, that no evidence exists of a single protester killed in Gaza border protests being armed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/04/isra-j04.html

Urgent Call For Action Against A U.S. War On Iran
Democratic Socialists of America | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) emphatically opposes a U.S. war with Iran. In light of the U.S.'s act of war against Iran, putting the two nations close to the brink of war, DSA calls on all members and chapters to mobilize against yet another U.S. war in the Middle East.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829433.php

An Eyewitness to the Horrors of the US "Forever Wars" speaks out
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-04
Kathy Kelly and Maya Evans walk with children at the Chamin-E-Babrak refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 2014. (Abdulhai Darya) The 2003 "shock and awe" bombing of Iraq had finally stopped. From the balcony of my room in Baghdad's Al Fanar Hotel, I watched U.S. Marines moving between their jeeps, armored personnel carriers, and Humvees. …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/an-eyewitness-to-the-horrors-of-the-us-forever-wars-speaks-out/

'End #TrumpsWar now', US congresswoman & presidential candidate Gabbard tweets after drone strike killed Iranian general
rt.com | 2020-01-04
US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, one of the Democratic Party contenders in the 2020 presidential race, said American armed forces must leave Iraq and Syria, instead of pushing towards war. | "End #TrumpsWar now. Remove our troops from Iraq and Syria," the politician from Hawaii tweeted on Saturday. | End #TrumpsWar now. Remove our troops from Iraq and Syria.– Tulsi Gabbard üå∫ (@TulsiGabbard) January 4, 2020…
rt.com/usa/477465-gabbard-iraq-troops-comment/

Why a Shadowy Tech Firm With Ties to Israeli Intelligence Is Running Doomsday Election Simulations
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-04
A shadowy tech firm with deep ties to Israeli intelligence and newly inked contracts to protect Pentagon computers is partnering with Lockheed Martin to gain unprecedented access to the heart of America's democracy.
mintpressnews.com/cybereason-israel-tech-firm-doomsday-election-simulations/263886/

Russia, Ukraine reach last minute gas transit deal
wsws.org | 2020-01-04
The EU pushed for the Ukraine and Russia to accept a deal following the US announcement of sanctions against the Russian-German pipeline Nord Stream 2.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/04/ukra-f04.html

Finally got the 'Witcher' song out of your head? This Russian folk chorus will make you sing it again (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-04
Netflix's new fantasy epic may have met with a mixed response from critics, but the song 'Toss a Coin to Your Witcher' proved to be a real earworm, and the Russian-language version has inspired an unusual cover. | In case you've missed the meme, the TV series 'The Witcher' stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a mutant monster hunter with weird looks, a bad attitude and all the publicity problems they bring. Coming to his rescue is Joey Batey's Jaskier, a bard ever ready to spin Geralt's misadventures with a song or two. Deviating from the reality of Geralt's deeds, Jaskier's tunes convince the common folk th…
rt.com/russia/477448-witcher-song-russian-cover/

Geopolitical puzzle: What is behind Pompeo's visit to Kazakhstan?
rt.com | 2020-01-04
Kazakhstan is one of the stops on US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's whirlwind trip shortly after the New Year, with hopes that Washington can make inroads with a government in the key region between Russia, China and Afghanistan. | Washington has chosen to start 2020 by bringing its already strained relations with Iran to a whole new level of confrontation, as it ordered the killing of one of Tehran's top generals, Qassem Soleimani. The high-profile assassination is bound to make things difficult for the State Department. | And that's not to mention that it is far from being the only problem Pompeo and his staf…
rt.com/news/477028-pompeo-visit-kazakhstan-geopolitical-reasons/

Geopolitical puzzle: What is behind Pompeo's visit to Kazakhstan?
rt.com | 2020-01-04
Kazakhstan is one of the stops on US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's whirlwind trip shortly after the New Year, with hopes that Washington can make inroads with a government in the key region between Russia, China and Afghanistan. | Washington has chosen to start 2020 by bringing its already strained relations with Iran to a whole new level of confrontation, as it ordered the killing of one of Tehran's top generals, Qassem Soleimani. The high-profile assassination is bound to make things difficult for the State Department. | And that's not to mention that it is far from being the only problem Pompeo and his staf…
rt.com/news/477028-pompeo-visit-kazakhstan-geopolitical-reasons/

the new hitler : donald trump !
ALETH | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
The bilderbergs now want war on Iran – and they are trying to gather western consensus for it by the usual means : lies and wanton murder.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829414.php

The murder of Qassem Soleimani and assassination as state policy
wsws.org | 2020-01-04
In a reckless and criminal act, the Trump administration has effectively declared war on Iran, threatening to drag the whole world into a catastrophic conflict.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/04/pers-j04.html

'35 Vital US Posts Are Within Reach of Iran', Iranian Commander
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-04
Iran's Revolutionary Guard commander Gholamali Abuhamzeh Friday warned that his country will punish the United States anywhere within the reach of the Islamic Republic in retaliation for the murder of General Qassem Soleimani. | RELATED: | US Deploys 3,000 Troops to the Middle East as War Concern Grows | Abuhamzeh, who stressed that Tehran has identified vital U.S. goals in the Middle East for a long time, mentioned a series of possible targets for reprisals including the Gulf…
telesurenglish.net/news/35-Vital-US-Posts-Are-Within-Reach-of-Iran-Iranian-Commander-20200104-0004.html

Brazilians Ask Bolsonaro Not to Comment on US Attack in Iraq
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-04
The U.S. attack in Baghdad, which has ended the life of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and other Iraqi military figures, represent a new escalade of tensions between Washington and Persian Gulf nations and have caused a whole series of speculations on social networks about the consequences it will have. | RELATED: | A 1st Year to Forget: 80% Distrust Brazil's Bolsonaro | While the supreme leader of Iran, Ali Hoseiní Khameneí, promised revenge, the U.S. president, Donald T…
telesurenglish.net/news/brazilians-ask-bolsonaro-not-to-comment-on-us-attack-in-iraq-20200103-0019.html

Venezuela requests extradition of defectors involved in attacks on military bases
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-04
Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced on January 2 that the government has filed a formal request to Brazil to extradite the five defectors of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) detained in Brazil, who were involved in the attack on military bases in the Gran Sabana municipality. | "We have sent our counterpart of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Augusto Aras, a communication informing him of the proceedings for the extradition of 5 former FANB officers involved in the attacks on two military bases in the municipality of Gran Sabana. In this communication we formally request that the…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/04/venezuela-requests-extradition-of-defectors-involved-in-attacks-on-military-bases/

Rail Strike Becomes Longest in France's History Since May 1968
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-04
The ongoing train strike in France in opposition to pension reforms proposed by the government has become the largest continuous period of industrial action in the history of the country's state rail company. | RELATED: | 'New Strikes Against Pension Reform Are Ready', French Workers | Entering its 29th consecutive day, the current strike by SNCF workers against President Emmanuel Macron's bid to overhaul France's pensions has surpassed the previous record of 28 days, which was se…
telesurenglish.net/news/Rail-Strike-Becomes-Longest-in-Frances-History-Since-May-1968-20200103-0021.html

Australia Deploys 3,000 Reservists to Combat Bushfire Crisis
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-04
Australia deployed three thousand reservists to fight forest fires on Saturday at the southeast of the country, where 21 people have died so far. | RELATED: | Australia: Wildfires Paint the Sky Red, Create Lightning Storms | "It is costing us a high price," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said and mentioned that at least 1,500 homes have been burned across the country since September. | The Australian PM also announced the deployment of the Adelaide ship to help evacuate people,…
telesurenglish.net/news/Australia-Deploys-3000-Reservists-to-Combat-Bushfire-Crisis-20200104-0006.html

Trump Paints Himself as Defender of Faith for Evangelicals
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-04
U.S. President Donald Trump turned a mega-church revival gathering into a campaign rally on Friday, referring to a group of evangelical supporters on issues that include claims of Democratic Party anti-Semitism, the promise to take the prayer to public schools and even dared to mention the recent assassination of an Iranian Major-General. | RELATED: | Pentagon Confirms It Killed Iran's Soleimani on Trump's Orders | Trump spoke on the outskirts of Miami at the King Jesus Internati…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Portrays-Himself-as-Defender-of-Faith-for-the-US-Evangelical-Supporters-20200104-0003.html

Spain: Electoral Authority Disqualifies Catalonia's President
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-04
Spain's Electoral Board (JEC) Friday dismissed Catalonia's Autonomous Government President Quim Torra from his position as a regional lawmaker. This decision implies his cessation as president since the Statute of Catalonia obliges the head of the Catalan Executive to be a lawmaker. | RELATED: | EU Parliament President Lifts Ban on Top Catalan Politicians | Approved with…
telesurenglish.net/news/Spain-Electoral-Authority-Disqualifies-Catalonias-President-20200104-0005.html

35 'vital US & Israeli targets' within Iran's reach for potential REVENGE for General Soleimani's death — senior IRGC commander
rt.com | 2020-01-04
Iran reserves the right to avenge the US' killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani, with dozens of potential targets already on the list, a senior commander within the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says. | "Vital American targets in the region have been identified by Iran a long time ago," General Gholamali Abuhamzeh, who leads the IRGC in Iran's southern Kerman Province, said on Friday evening, as quoted by Tasnim News Agency. | 35 US targets in the region as well as Tel Aviv are within our reach. | The commander did not name any specific targets but mentioned that US warships have been ope…
rt.com/news/477463-iran-us-targets-revenge/

35 'vital US & Israeli targets' within Iran's reach for potential REVENGE for General Soleimani's death — senior IRGC commander
rt.com | 2020-01-04
Iran reserves the right to avenge the US' killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani, with dozens of potential targets already on the list, a senior commander within the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says. | "Vital American targets in the region have been identified by Iran a long time ago," General Gholamali Abuhamzeh, who leads the IRGC in Iran's southern Kerman Province, said on Friday evening, as quoted by Tasnim News Agency. | 35 US targets in the region as well as Tel Aviv are within our reach. | The commander did not name any specific targets but mentioned that US warships have been ope…
rt.com/news/477463-iran-us-targets-revenge/

The $20 TRILLION threat that could trigger the next financial meltdown
rt.com | 2020-01-04
A number of recent reports suggest that the financial risk from climate change could be much greater than previously anticipated, and that entire asset classes could come under fire as temperatures continue to rise. | Trillions of dollars of market value could go up in smoke due to climate change. | The damage hits the global economy in multiple ways. The first is the most obvious. Physical damage from more powerful natural disasters is on the rise. 2017 and 2018 were the costliest back-to-back years for economic losses related to natural disasters, according to risk and reinsurance firm Aon. | Also on rt.com
rt.com/business/475559-next-financial-meltdown-trigger/

China on Soleimani killing: US should not abuse military power, we are watching
rt.com | 2020-01-04
Washington's Iran policy is counterproductive and the killing of Qassem Soleimani is an abuse of US military force, a senior Chinese diplomat said in a call with Tehran, adding Beijing will play a "constructive" role in the Gulf. | Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed that his nation opposes the use of military force after hearing from his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, who condemned the US' targeted assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani on Friday. Wang stressed that the US operation was a breach of international norms and threatened to significantly increase turbulence in the region. | The Tr…
rt.com/news/477468-china-us-abuse-force-soleimani/

China on Soleimani killing: US should not abuse military power, we are watching
rt.com | 2020-01-04
Washington's Iran policy is counterproductive and the killing of Qassem Soleimani is an abuse of US military force, a senior Chinese diplomat said in a call with Tehran, adding Beijing will play a "constructive" role in the Gulf. | Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed that his nation opposes the use of military force after hearing from his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, who condemned the US' targeted assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani on Friday. Wang stressed that the US operation was a breach of international norms and threatened to significantly increase turbulence in the region. | The Tr…
rt.com/news/477468-china-us-abuse-force-soleimani/

Members of Congress Own Up to $93 Million in Fossil Fuel Stocks
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-04
This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge. | Climate scientists predict climate change will have catastrophic effects in the coming decades if drastic action to reverse it is not taken immediately. Some members of Congress, including Green New Deal re…
truthout.org/articles/members-of-congress-own-up-to-93-million-in-fossil-fuel-stocks/

Australia: Climate change and the bushfire crisis
wsws.org | 2020-01-04
"Long-term climate change in Australia is an undeniable reality."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/04/clim-j04.html

CA District 13 Senate Race: Candidates Forum on Climate & Environment
Citizens Climate Lobby and others | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
Menlo-Atherton High School Theatre, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA 94027…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829429.php

Ruling class bereft of answers while catastrophic fires escalate across Australia
wsws.org | 2020-01-04
The criminal indifference of the Australian ruling elite to the threat of climate change has its parallels around the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/04/fire-j04.html

Is California's Climate Progress Going Up in Smoke?
Climate One | indybay.org | 2020-01-04
The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco 94105…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829430.php

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