2020-01-05: Social Media Postees

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Japan to 'tighten' departure rules after embattled Nissan's ex-chief Carlos Ghosn flees
rt.com | 2020-01-05
The Japanese justice minister promised to beef up departure controls after former auto titan Carlos Ghosn pulled off a daring escape from Japan, where he is charged with financial misconduct. | A frustrated Masako Mori announced on Sunday that she had instructed the nation's immigration services "to coordinate with related agencies to further tighten departure procedures." | "It is clear that we do not have records of the defendant Ghosn departing Japan," Mori said, stressing that the former chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance jumped bail and traveled from the airport in Osaka to Beirut…
rt.com/news/477517-japan-departure-rules-ghosn/

Japan to 'tighten' departure rules after embattled Nissan's ex-chief Carlos Ghosn flees
rt.com | 2020-01-05
The Japanese justice minister promised to beef up departure controls after former auto titan Carlos Ghosn pulled off a daring escape from Japan, where he is charged with financial misconduct. | A frustrated Masako Mori announced on Sunday that she had instructed the nation's immigration services "to coordinate with related agencies to further tighten departure procedures." | "It is clear that we do not have records of the defendant Ghosn departing Japan," Mori said, stressing that the former chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance jumped bail and traveled from the airport in Osaka to Beirut…
rt.com/news/477517-japan-departure-rules-ghosn/

AOC Calls Trump a 'Monster' for His Actions in Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-05
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Saturday night called President Donald Trump a "monster" for threatening to target more than 50 Iranian sites–including some he said are " important to Iran and the Iranian culture"–if Tehran retaliates for the U.S. assassination of General Qasem Soleimani. | "This is a war crime," Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, tweeted in response to the president's warning. "Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women, and children–which is what you're doing by targeting cultural sites–does not make you a 'tough guy.' It does not make you 'strategic.' I…
truthdig.com/articles/aoc-calls-trump-a-monster-for-his-actions-in-iran/

War With Iran
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2020-01-05
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference with President Donald Trump on February 28, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. U.S. (Photo: Tuan Mark/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_pompeo.png
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US Out of Iraq! (San Jose)
CODEPINK.org and many others | indybay.org | 2020-01-05
200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829412.php

Activists Take on the Toxic Tampon Industry and Fight Menstruation Stigma
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-05
Don't Let Them See You Bleed: PERIOD examines the feminist movement through the lens of period activism. We will look at aspects of women's health and social justice that are often overlooked — From period stigma to the unfair tax on feminine hygiene products and the fight to regulate and disclose ingredients in tampons and maxi pads. We'll hear from activists, researchers, and intellectuals who are challenging the attitudes and policies that negatively impact women on a daily basis. | Specia…
truthout.org/audio/activists-take-on-the-toxic-tampon-industry-and-fight-menstruation-stigma/

Native People urge peace and friendship with Iran, demand U.S. get out of Iraq
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-01-05
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 | 2020-01-05
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)
San Mateo Peace Action | indybay.org | 2020-01-05
corner 3rd Ave and El Camino | 300 So El Camino Real | San Mateo, CA 94402…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829424.php

Black Alliance for Peace Declares: If You Believe in Peace, Commit to Defeating the Warmongers. No War on Iran!
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) is clear: we will not fight for the rich. We understand our objective interests as an oppressed people and will not be moved by appeals to national chauvinism meant to galvanize the poor and …
globalresearch.ca/peace-commit-defeating-warmongers-no-war-iran/5699634

The Coming Attack on Iran?
Prince Kapone | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
According to Article IV of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (N.P.T.), all signatory member nations possess the "inalienable right" to "develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination."[1] As a signatory nation, the Islamic Republic of …
globalresearch.ca/coming-attack-iran/5699603

Humanity Can't Recycle Its Way Out of Consumption Problems
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-05
This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | Our story begins in the 1950s. The classic promotional film shows the good American housewife, just like June Cleaver, dropping a large bowl on the kitchen floor. Miraculously, it doesn't break. Rather, it bounces. Plastic had found its way into the American home, and the world would nev…
truthout.org/articles/humanity-cant-recycle-its-way-out-of-consumption-problems/

Jan 4, 2020: 5,000 March for Peace in San Francisco
We Are The Many | indybay.org | 2020-01-05
With only two days' notice and during the winter vacation, some 5,000 people managed to take over the streets of San Francisco, filling two wide blocks near Fifth and Mission, as we marched past the San Francisco Chronicle building on January 4, 2020, a clear, sunny 55 degree day for a peace march protesting Nazi Trump's war against Iran.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829441.php

Jan 4, 2020: 5,000 March for Peace in San Francisco
We Are The Many | indybay.org | 2020-01-05
With only two days' notice and during the winter vacation, some 5,000 people managed to take over the streets of San Francisco, filling two wide blocks near Fifth and Mission, as we marched past the San Francisco Chronicle building on January 4, 2020, a clear, sunny 55 degree day for a peace march protesting Nazi Trump's war against Iran.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829441.php

No War with Iran! (San Mateo)
San Mateo Peace Action | indybay.org | 2020-01-05
corner 3rd Ave and El Camino | 300 So El Camino Real | San Mateo, CA 94402…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829424.php

Sacramento Protest: U.S. Troops Out of Iraq! No War on Iran!
ANSWER Coalition & others | indybay.org | 2020-01-05
Intersection of 9th Street and K Street, Downtown Sacramento…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829419.php

Anti-war groups march against US aggression in Iran
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-05
Anti-war protests were organized in several places in the United States on Saturday, January 4, following the assassination of the head of Iran's Al- Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, in an airstrike in Iraq the previous day. The assassination has been widely condemned for bringing the entire West Asia to the brink of war. | While US politicians and media have toed the administration's line and defended the assassination, pushing the narrative that Soleimani was a threat to national security, progressives and anti-war organizations have spoken out against the action. | A statement released by the ANSWER Coalition (Ac…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/05/anti-war-groups-march-against-us-aggression-in-iran/

Protest in Davis: No War on Iran! U.S. Troops Out of Iraq!
Yolo Grassroots Collective | indybay.org | 2020-01-05
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 | 2020-01-05
B Street and 5th Street, Davis, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829420.php

America Is Ruled by a Murderer
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
As most days, this morning I opened the Tao — DaoDeJing– at random, at Dao-42. In its conclusion it says "Those who are forceful and aggressive… die a painful death — This I use as the foundation of my teaching."…
globalresearch.ca/america-ruled-murderer/5699661

Urgent Call For Action Against A U.S. War On Iran
Democratic Socialists of America | indybay.org | 2020-01-05
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

Urgent Call For Action Against A U.S. War On Iran
Democratic Socialists of America | indybay.org | 2020-01-05
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

Climate and the Money Trail
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
The very mega-billionaires behind the globalization of the world economy who have wreaked so much damage to our environment are the leading backers of the "grassroots" climate movement. Is it pangs of guilty conscience, or could it be a deeper agenda of the financialization of the very air we breathe and…
globalresearch.ca/climate-money-trail/5690209

Here's What Workers of the Global South Endure to Create Corporate Wealth
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-05
In recent decades, as U.S. corporations shipped millions of jobs overseas to save money on wages, GM, H&M, Apple and dozens of other companies established elaborate supply chains in Asia, Mexico and Latin America, where workers earn pennies per hour. These chains are geographically expansive networks organized by foreign companies to produce semi-finished goods in different places before final assembly for huge global corporations. | Abuses abound. One typical example: An Indonesian factory that…
truthout.org/articles/heres-what-workers-of-the-global-south-endure-to-create-corporate-wealth/

Counterproductive US Imperial Policies. The Risks of Global Warfare?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
The US under both right wings of its war party excels at brute force, not long-range strategic thinking and planning. | Pentagon terror-bombing assassinations of Iranian IRGC Quds commander General Qassem Soleimani and deputy head of Iraq's PMU Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis…
globalresearch.ca/counterproductive-us-imperial-policies-the-risks-of-global-warfare/5699628

UN Secretary General Guterres Fails to Condemn US Assassinations in Iraq
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard slammed the Trump regime's assassination of Iranian General Soleimani, Iraqi Deputy PMU leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and others with them, tweeting the following: | "The targeted killings of | …
globalresearch.ca/un-secretary-general-guterres-fails-condemn-us-assassinations-iraq/5699641

Censorship in Canada? Vanessa Beeley's Talks on Syria
Professor John Ryan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
Vanessa Beeley is a British journalist who was invited to Canada in the fall of 2019 to present talks in seven cities on the conflict in Syria. The sponsors of her speaking tour were several anti-war groups, including the Geopolitical …
globalresearch.ca/censorship-canada-vanessa-beeleys-talks-syria/5699605

Al-Shabaab Attacks Military Base In Kenya Used by US Forces
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-05
The Somali militant group al-Shabaab attacked a military base Sunday at the airfield in the Bay of Manda in Lamu County, near the Somali border, used by both United States and Kenyan forces killing three and injuring two more. | RELATED: | Air Strikes Targeting Iraqi Militia Kill Six: Army Source | Three people, including a U.S. soldier and two civilians including a U.S. private contractor, are among the dead. While two other Department of Defense personnel were wounded in the attack…
telesurenglish.net/news/islamist-group-attacks-base-in-kenya-used-by-kenyan-us-forces-20200105-0006.html

Rally in Chicago against the CAA and police brutality in India
Megha Summer Pappachen & Aviva Levine | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-05
"The recent steps taken by the Modi government are disastrous for India's minorities and its consequences will amount to nothing short of ethnic cleansing and genocide," said Azhar Ahmad, an organizer with Stand With Kashmir.
liberationnews.org/rally-in-chicago-against-the-caa-and-police-brutality-in-india/

Turkish Soldiers Officially on Their Way to Libya: Erdogan
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-05
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced Sunday that Ankara was already deploying military units to Libya in support of the United Nations-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli. | RELATED: | Arab League Rejects 'Foreign Interventions' in Libya | The president confirmed that that Turkish soldiers were "already going gradually" to Libya and were tasked with "coordination" at a command center. | "The goal of the Turkish armed forces is not to fight, but to ensure a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkish-Soldiers-Officially-on-Their-Way-to-Libya-Erdogan-20200105-0005.html

Venezuelan Opposition Rejects Juan Guaido's Leadership
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-05
The Venezuelan opposition stated on Sunday that they would not be seeking the reelection of the self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó. According to their statement, the opposition is choosing to move forward without Guaido, as his corruption and failures have worsened their cause. | RELATED: | Venezuela Condemns US Military Attack in Iraq | The parliamentarians declared themselves in revolt against Guaidó for having used the presidency of the parliament as a personal project to enrich himself.
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Opposition-Rejects-Juan-Guaidos-Leadership-20200105-0003.html

Iran Summons Swiss Envoy Over Trump's Twitter Threats
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-05
Iran has summoned the Swiss diplomatic mission in Tehran today after a series of tweets from U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to destroy the Islamic Republic's cultural sites if American assets were targeted. | RELATED: | Thousands Mourn Iranian General as Quds Force Unfurls Red Flag | According to the Reuters News Agency, the Iranian government is seeking answers from the United States after Trump's tweets. Since the United States and Iran do not have diplomatic relation…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Summons-Swiss-Envoy-Over-Trumps-Twitter-Threats-20200105-0001.html

Spain's PM Sanchez Loses 1st Investiture Vote Confident For 2nd
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-05
Spanish Socialist Worker's Party (PSOE) leader and acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez failed Sunday in his first attempt to secure sufficient backing to become the country's prime minister in a vote in Parliament, but the result will grant him another chance on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Spain Coalition Govt Plans Hike on Taxes for Rich, Minimum Wage | Sanchez needed to win the necessary 176 seats for an overall majority in Spain's 350-seat lower chamber of parliament (the Congress…
telesurenglish.net/news/Spains-PM-Sanchez-Loses-1st-Investiture-Vote-Confident-For-2nd-20200105-0008.html

Trump Says Tweets Serve as 'Notification' to US Congress
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-05
United States President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that his tweets will serve as notification to the U.S. Congress in case he decides to strike Iran. | RELATED: | Thousands Mourn Iranian General as Quds Force Unfurls Red Flag | "These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required,…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Says-Tweets-Serve-as-Notification-to-the-US-Congress-20200105-0010.html

Iran Announces It Abandons Nuclear Deal Limits
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-05
Iran said Sunday it is abandoning the limits contained in the 2015 nuclear deal amid escalating tensions in the region after the killing Friday in Baghdad, Iraq, of top Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike. | RELATED: | Donald Trump Threatens to Attack Iran's Cultural Sites | State television in Iran cited a statement by President H…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Announces-It-Abandons-Nuclear-Deal-After-US-Killing-20200105-0007.html

Iraqi Parliament Votes To Expel US Military From Country
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-05
The Iraqi Parliament convened on Sunday to vote on a resolution that called for the expulsion of the U.S. Armed Forces from the country. The resolution, which was sponsored by dozens of ministers, was made in response to the U.S.' assassination of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani. | RELATED: | Thousands Mourn Iranian General as Quds Force Unfurls Red Flag | During the parliamentary session, the ministers voted to pass the resolution that seeks to end the foreign troop pres…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iraqi-Parliament-Votes-To-Expel-US-Military-From-Country-20200105-0004.html

Haftar Forces Bomb Military Academy in Tripoli: 42 Killed
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-05
An air raid on a military academy in Tripoli, attributed to forces under the command of Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, left at least 42 people dead and many more wounded. | RELATED: | Turkish Parliament Approves Bill to Deploy Military to Libya | Security sources told the Reuters News Agency on Saturday that the Libyan National Army bombarded the facility located in the Juhba area on Saturday night; this attack resutled in heavy damage to the site and its surroundings. | "
telesurenglish.net/news/Haftar-Forces-Bomb-Military-Academy-in-Tripoli-42-Killed-20200105-0002.html

Iraq's Vote to Kick Out U.S. Troops Reflects Growing Anti-Imperialist Movement
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-05
This morning, the Iraqi Parliament said it loudly and clearly: " The Iraqi government must work to end the presence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil and prohibit them from using its land, airspace or water for any reason." Yes, all foreign forces, including the U.S. and Iran. | As we've all seen by now, the military escalation between the U.S. and Iran has been domin…
truthout.org/articles/iraqs-vote-to-kick-out-u-s-troops-reflects-growing-anti-imperialist-movement/

IRS Crackdown on Deduction Scam Is Failing. It's Costing the Treasury Billions
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-05
In March 2019, the IRS added a scheme to its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of "the worst of the worst tax scams." That same scheme was targeted, just weeks earlier, when the U.S. Department of Justice filed a fraud lawsuit against a handful of promoters allegedly responsible for generating more than $2 billion in improper tax write-offs. And the Senate Finance Committee has been investigating that very same racket, recently demanding thousands of pages of documents from six promoters. Lawmakers f…
truthout.org/articles/irs-crackdown-on-deduction-scam-is-failing-its-costing-the-treasury-billions/

Weapons Makers See Stocks Surge as Trump Moves Closer to War With Iran
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-05
Almost immediately after the United States assassinated Iranian General Qassim Suleimani in a drone strike Thursday night, major American weapons manufacturers and defense contractors–from Northrop Grumman to Lockheed Martin to Raytheon–saw their stocks surge as investors sensed the growing likelihood of another costly and deadly war in the Middle East. | As the Los Angeles Times reported, "E…
truthout.org/articles/weapons-makers-see-stocks-surge-as-trump-moves-closer-to-war-with-iran/

Russia's Unspoken Relationship With Israel and the Assassination of Maj. Gen. Soleimani
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
The language employed by President Putin and his government in response to Major General Soleimani's assassination is unmistakably less emotional than the eulogies that he gave after the passing of Ariel Sharon, Shimon Peres, and Bush Sr., but this …
globalresearch.ca/russian-eulogies-soleimani-ariel-sharon-shimon-peres-bush-sr/5699615

Venezuela: Disturbing Echoes of History — A Presentation by Maria Páez Victor
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
"During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes have invariably meted out to them relentless persecution, and received their teachings with the most savage hostility, most furious hatred, and a ruthless campaign of lies and slanders."[1] | Vladimir Lenin, | …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-disturbing-echoes-of-history-a-presentation-by-maria-paez-victor/5699589

5G Danger: 13 Reasons 5G Wireless Technology Will Be a Catastrophe for Humanity
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
Important article first publish on September 24, 2019 | The 5G danger can't be overstated. | 5G (5th Generation) is now being actively rolled out in many cities around the world. Simultaneously, as awareness over its horrific health and privacy impacts is …
globalresearch.ca/5g-danger-13-reasons-5g-wireless-technology-will-be-a-catastrophe-for-humanity/5680503

Soleimani's Assassination: An Act of Psychological Warfare
Douglas Valentine | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
Douglas Valentine is the author of "The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World." His rare access to CIA officials has resulted in portions of his research materials being archived at the National Security Archive, …
globalresearch.ca/soleimani-assassination-act-psychological-warfare-american-author/5699624

New York Times Reveals America's Weapons-Makers' Trump-Impeachment Drive
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
A remarkably non-propagandistic news-report, in the New York Times, by Eric Lipton, Maggie Haberman and Mark Mazzetti, included powerful evidence that the impeachment-effort against US President Donald Trump is motivated, in part if not totally, by a desire by US …
globalresearch.ca/new-york-times-reveals-america-weapons-makers-drive-trump-impeachment/5699594

Trump vs. Iran: Has the US Crossed the Escalation to War Rubicon?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
Wars occur when ideologues and/or reckless leaders in position of power are willing to engage in high risk brinksmanship in foreign policy military adventures–often as a distraction from their growing domestic problems. Their megolomania often leads them to misread the …
globalresearch.ca/trump-vs-iran-us-crossed-escalation-war-rubicon/5699619

The West Willfully Supports ISIS and Always Has
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
ISIS is not "blow back". ISIS did not "fill a vacuum". The West did not "give rise" to ISIS. | The West supports ISIS directly, sometimes covertly, sometimes overtly. The West is ISIS. It is not an accident. The West willfully …
globalresearch.ca/west-willfully-supports-isis-always-did/5699647

MH17 Malaysian Airlines Documentary by Ukraine SBU Whistleblower: Review
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
The latest MH17 documentary, "MH-17: In Search Of Truth" by Ukrainian SBU whistleblower Vasily Prozorov, shares some shocking truths about that tragedy which strongly make the case that the UK conspired with Kiev to take down that civilian aircraft…
globalresearch.ca/latest-mh17-documentary-sbu-whistleblower-shares-some-shocking-truths/5699610

'The Searching Life and Enigmatic Death of Albert Camus'
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
"Everyone wants the man who is still searching to have already reached his conclusions. A thousand voices are already telling him what he has found, and yet he knows he hasn't found anything. Should he search on and let them …
globalresearch.ca/searching-life-enigmatic-death-albert-camus/5699607

Why Are Vaccine Adverse Events Not Acknowledged or Reported by Medical Professionals?
Leah Balecha | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
1 by Sen. Richard Pan, which would eliminate almost all vaccine medical exemptions, aims to segregate a minority of children from their …
globalresearch.ca/why-vaccine-adverse-events-not-acknowledged-reported-medical-professionals/5699331

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