2020-01-09: Social Media Postees

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After 68 Days, Hunger Strikers in ICE Custody Are on the Brink of Death
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-09
New Orleans, Louisiana — With hunger strikes sweeping immigration jails across the country, two Indian asylum seekers protesting their incarceration at a remote Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jail in Louisiana are reportedly on the brink of death after refusing to eat or drink for 68 days, according to a volunteer who regularly visits the two men. | The hunger strikers have a clear demand: to be released so they can pursue their asylum cases outside of jail. | Medical staff at the…

'The assassination of Qasem Soleimani was an act of war'
Michael Arria | mronline.org | 2020-01-09
On January 5, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Barbara Lee announced that they are introducing a War Powers Resolution in the House. The legislation would remove U.S. forces from any conflict with Iran that hasn't been granted congressional approval and is a companion to a Senate resolution that was introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine […] | Source…

Uyghurs & Other Muslim Minorities Forced into Labor Programs to Work in Chinese Factories
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-09
In China, a shocking new exposé has revealed that Chinese authorities are systematically forcing Muslims — mostly Uyghurs and Kazakhs — into labor programs to supply Chinese factories with a cheap and compliant workforce. The New York Times investigation, based on official documents, interviews and visits to the far-western region of Xinjiang, reveals a sweeping program to push poor farmers, villagers and small traders into sometimes months-long training courses before assigning them to low-wage factory work. The programs work in tandem with indoctrination camps where an estimated 1 million adults fro…

Reckless US Actions Fire Up The Antiwar Movement
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-09
The reckless and dangerous act of war committed by Donald Trump and the Pentagon in killing Major General Qasem Soleimani of Iran and the Iraqi leader of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, has brought the conflict in the Middle East (aka West Asia) to a new level. The conflagration of war is growing with …

Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump's lie of 'imminent attacks'
Max Blumenthal | mronline.org | 2020-01-09
The Trump administration claimed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning "imminent attacks" on U.S. interests when it assassinated him. That lie was just destroyed, but not before countless corporate media outlets transmitted it to the public. | Source…

Trump Is a Reckless and Dangerous Warmonger, But Too Many Democrats Continue to Work Against Peace
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2020-01-09
Former U.S. Senator Wayne Morse (D-Or.) at a peace rally during the U.S. war in Vietnam stands in front of a banner that reads "Napalm use is an atrocity." (Photo: Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics / University of Oregon) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-01-09_at_9.05.21_am.png

Biden and Buttigieg Are Showing How Corporatism and 'the Madness of Militarism' Go Together
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-09
There's nothing like an illegal and utterly reckless U.S. act of war to illuminate the political character of presidential candidates. In the days since the assassination of Iran's top military official, two of the highest-polling Democratic contenders have displayed the kind of moral cowardice that got the United States into — and kept it in…

Why Won't Democrats Unequivocally Oppose War With Iran?
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2020-01-09
A crisis of this magnitude demands a forceful response, yet even such putative progressives as Sen. Chris Murphy feel the need to equivocate.

War with Iran Is at Stake — and Democrats' High Jumps Over Low Standards Aren't Helping
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Bowing down to the military-industrial complex…

US and Iran avoid war, but Trump's war-mongering goes on
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-09
The threat of an immediate US-Iran military conflict has been averted, but President Donald Trump has vowed to continue his…

This might be the final episode of Juan Guaidó's surreal Venezuela regime-change reality show
Leonardo Flores | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-09
The farcical scene of Juan Guaido attempting to break into Venezuela's National Assembly as its members voted him out was…

Peace activists in South say 'No war on Iran'
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-09
Reports from North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Kentucky.

Sheep-dogging on Steroids: The New Democratic Party Anti-War Activists
Ajamu Baraka | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-09
In the cynical spectacle that is called politics in the United States, the latest insult to the intelligence of the people is the Democrats who are posturing as Anti-war champions in reaction to the Trump Administration's assassination of Qassem Soleimani and the possibility of further attacks on Iran. We are supposed to buy that the …

Will Youth Climate Activists Be the Crucial Swing Vote in Iowa?
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-09
The largest rally so far during the presidential campaign, in the first state to vote, was led by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta T…

Sheep-Dogging on Steroids: America's New Democratic Party Anti-War Activists
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
The rhetoric of the Democratic "progressives" only gives cover to the ongoing criminality of the U.S. state and its commitment to permanent war — with congressional approval. | In the cynical spectacle that is called politics in the United States, the …

US Regional Presence Makes Middle East Peace and Stability Unattainable
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
As long as tens of thousands of US combat troops, heavy weapons, and its jihadist proxies remain active in Middle East (ME) countries, a perpetual state of war will exist — peace, stability and security to be unattainable. | That's the …

Warrior Trump Seeking Peace? Permanent War Remains Official US Policy
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09

Trump bides his time, but the preparations for war against Iran will continue
wsws.org | 2020-01-09
The media falsely claims that Trump's failure to order immediate strikes against Iran signals an opening for peace.

The current U.S. approach to nuclear weapons can only lead to armageddon–arms control provides the only path to peace
Prabir Purkayastha | mronline.org | 2020-01-09
The decade ends with two major threats to humanity: global warming leading to a climate catastrophe and the threat of a nuclear war extinguishing our civilization. | Source…

Andrew Bacevich: The U.S. Needs to Abandon "Militarized Approach" to Middle East and Build Peace
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-09
We continue our conversation with Andrew Bacevich, president and co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He is a retired colonel, Vietnam War veteran and author of, most recently, of "The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory." Bacevich says the crisis with Iran, sparked by President Trump's assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani, is just the latest in a long series of ill-advised American actions in the Middle East. "The only conceivable way for us to begin to extricate ourselves from this terrible mess in the region … is to abandon this militarized approac…

Denmark better keep an eye on 'unpredictable' US as Russia only wants stability in the Arctic — study
rt.com | 2020-01-09
Russian military assets in the Arctic are now mainly of defensive nature, but aggressive moves by the US and NATO may change that, and see Moscow sending more forces to the region, a top Danish think tank warned. | "Moscow still considers stability in the region a key factor in the development of the Russian Arctic as a strategically important resource base. Therefore, Russia is interested in the Arctic remaining a 'zone of peace and cooperation," a fresh report by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), which was seen by RT, read. | But with the rivalry of superpowers — the US, Russia and…

In the streets and in Congress, Americans stand up for peace
Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-09
WASHINGTON–Insisting that the nation will not be forced into yet another war, progressive lawmakers here yesterday and today–and the American people demonstrating from coast to coast today–are bringing into the open an anti-war majority in the U.S. Declaring Congress needs to take its constitutional responsibility for war and peace back from "an irrational administration," the …

S.F. Rep Pelosi Postponed Vote on War Powers Act
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
San Francisco Representative Nancy Pelosi postponed the urgently needed vote on a War Powers Resolution to prevent a US war against Iran. And Top House Democrats want to abandon any vote on a War Powers Resolution. See | www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/08/kicking-can-next-week-irresponsible-progressives-rebuke-pelosi-delaying-iran-war

No War With Iran! Protest Santa Rosa
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Old Court House Square, 3rd St. & Mendocino Ave and 4th St. & Santa Rosa Ave, Downtown Santa Rosa, CA 95405…

No War with Iran! Castro Valley Protest
Moveon | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Intersection of Castro Valley Blvd. and Redwood Road, Castro Valley 94546…

No War With Iran! Protest in Fremont
Indivisible Alameda County and others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Veterans Memorial Park (outside Fremont Courthouse), intersection of Walnut Ave. and Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538…

No War With Iran! Protest Vigil in Mountain View
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Gateway Park, intersection of W. El Camino Real and Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94040…

No War With Iran! Protest in Davis
Indivisible Yolo Co., Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Central Park, 5th St & B St, Davis, CA 95616…

No War With Iran! Protest in Pacifica
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Intersection of Hwy 1 & Reina Del Mar, Pacifica, CA 94044…

No War With Iran! Protest in Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Resistance | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476…

No War With Iran! Protest in Walnut Creek
Contra Costa MoveOn and Indivisible ReSisters | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Corner of Civic Dr. and Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596…

SF: No New War on Iran! Emergency Protest
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Powell + Market, San Francisco…

No War With Iran! Redwood City Protest
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Intersection of Jefferson Avenue and El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063…

No New War on Iran! Emergency Protest
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar | People rush to demonstrate against Trump war on Iran…

No War With Iran! Protest in Livermore
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Livermore Flagpole Plaza, First Street and South Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA 94550…

No War With Iran! Protest in San Jose
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Intersection of of Stevens Creek and South Winchester Blvd., at the border of San Jose 95128 and Santa Clara 95050…

GRAPHIC footage from France's Rouen shows levels of police violence that enraged protesters nationwide (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-01-09
Demonstrators have been left bloodied and beaten after clashes with riot police in the French city of Rouen, as authorities clamp down on the pension reform protests which have swept the country. | Eyewitness footage from the scene shows riot police engaging with demonstrators in, ever-increasingly aggressive encounters, ranging from pushing and shoving, to tear gassing, before eventually the police begin swinging batons at the unarmed protesters. | Un autre angle de la charge des forces de l'ordre à #Rouen. Coups de matraques et gaza…

City of Protest: On Hong Kong With Jeff Wasserstrom
Ross Perlin | thenation.com | 2020-01-09
City of Protest: On Hong Kong With Jeff Wasserstrom…

How Supportive of a Democratic Iraq Can We Claim to Be Now?
Jerad W. Alexander | thenation.com | 2020-01-09
How Supportive of a Democratic Iraq Can We Claim to Be Now?

Democrats Need to Rip Off the Mask of Timidity and Impeach Trump on All Counts
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-01-09
A child participant seen during the rally. Dozens of protesters take part in a rally called "Swarm the Senate" in the Hart Senate Office Building urging action to "impeach, remove, indict and jail" President Trump. (Photo: Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/impeach_trump_for_all_of_it.jpg

Tired of media's Pentagon spin? Lee Camp outlines 6 things you aren't being told about the US assassination of Soleimani (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-09
Media outlets have omitted aspects about the US assassination of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani that don't fit Washington's narrative, comedian Lee Camp has argued. He's debunked the Pentagon spin so you don't have to. | The host of Redacted Tonight has listed six things about the highly controversial killing that the media has either ignored completely or under-reported, including the not-so-convenient fact that Soleimani had come to Baghdad to hold de-escalation talks with Saudi Arabia — before being killed by a US drone. | And what about the fact that the US carried out this strike without the perm…

Cutting Off the Lifelines of North Koreans? That's Called a Siege, Not "Sanctions"
Joseph Essertier | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-09
Last winter, Patrick Cockburn called attention to one of the more disturbing effects of the sanctions against North Korea–their "ghost ships" (in "It's Time We Saw Economic Sanctions for What They Really Are–War Crimes" . Over the past several years, fishing vessels have been washing up on the western shores of Northeastern Japan in larger…

Iran's Strikes Against the U.S. Demonstrates the Unipolar System Is Truly Over
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
When U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, he certainly had not expected that Iran would respond in the way it did by bombarding two U.S. military bases in Iraqi territory. It is likely …

America the Repugnant. Assassinating Foreign Leaders Is an Act of War
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
Once upon a time there was a Constitution of the United States. In Article II, Section 2 it stipulated that only the U.S. Congress has the power to declare war, which means the American president has to go to the …

Ralph Nader: Impeach Trump for His Illegal War on Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-09
Many Americans have forecasted that the outlaw Donald Trump will commit even more illegal acts to increasing his support in the 2020 presidential year. Remember Wag the Dog, a film about using a fabricated war to draw attention away from presidential misdeeds. Those Americans have been proven right by Donald Trump's attempt to provoke an unlawful war with Iran. Likewise, Trump has illegally ordered his staff or ex-staff to ignore Congressional subpoenas to testify and provide documents. | As the most impeachable president in American history, Trump continues to shred our Constitution and its critical separation o…

Libya's Tripoli-based govt 'welcomes' ceasefire calls
rt.com | 2020-01-09
Libya's UN-supported government has welcomed Russian and Turkish calls for a ceasefire amid the ongoing civil war, AP reports. The Tripoli-based government led by PM Fayez al-Sarraj released a statement late Wednesday, expressing its full support of "any serious calls for the resumption of the political process and the elimination of the specter of war." | Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a joint statement after a meeting in Istanbul, calling for a January 12 ceasefire in the battles between forces loyal to Sarraj's government and Khalifa Haftar's easte…

Haftar's LNA Vows to Continue Tripoli Offensive Despite Russia-Turkey Ceasefire Initiative
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-09
The Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar welcomes the ceasefire initiative by Russia and Turkey, but will continue the fight for Tripoli, the LNA commander said in a statement on Thursday.

We Must Stop War With Iran. Here's What You Can Do Today
Lindsay Koshgarian | commondreams.org | 2020-01-09
"We will not allow a new war to break out," writes Koshgarian. "Call your members of Congress and tell them to immediately pass legislation revoking the president's blanket war authority and reclaiming war powers for Congress alone." (Image: Common Dreams / CC BY 3.0) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/no_war_with_iran_1.jpg

Meet the CEOs Cashing In on Trump's Aggression Against Iran
Sarah Anderson | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-09
CEOs of major U.S. military contractors stand to reap huge windfalls from the escalation of conflict with Iran. This was evident in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. assassination of a top Iranian military official last week. As soon as the news reached financial markets, these companies' share prices spiked, inflating the value of their executives' stock-based pay.

Chance of a Military Draft in the US? Less Than Zero!
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-09
Wouldn't it be the height of hypocrisy if Mr. Bone Spur approved a military draft (with the help of Congress)? The fact that the Selective Service website crashed following the drone assassination of Iranian General Suleimani ("US government agency website crashes amid panic over military draft," Guardian, January 4, 2020), and will lead to a draft, is the stuff…