2020-01-11: Social Media Postees

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War with Iran Is at Stake — and Democrats' High Jumps Over Low Standards Aren't Helping
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-01-11
Bowing down to the military-industrial complex…

'No war on Iran!' say activist picketing recruitment center in Times Square
Camden Goetz | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-11
Washington's imperialist aggression on Iran has sparked a new wave of anti-war activism, with actions in over 90 cities saying no to war on Iran.

No Iran War — Golden Gate Bridge Peace Walk
Toby Blomé | indybay.org | 2020-01-11
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco | 11: 45 am: Gather on the SF side of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. Parking available on southeast and southwest corners, just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101, northbound, as you approach the bridge, or, southbound, take the first exit after you leave the bridge. Arrive very early for best parking, or carpool. Public transportation below. | Noon: Walk begins on the eastern walkway from the southeast/S.F. side. Short, silent vigil in the middle with signs. Then return to the SF side bridge plaza for our rally. All welcome to speak. | 1: 00 pm: Rally on SF…

S.F. Rep Pelosi Postponed Vote on War Powers Act
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-01-11
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

Fresno Peace in Iran Vigil Coordinates with Nationwide Protests
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2020-01-11
Over 100 people attended a vigil for peace with Iran in Fresno at 5 p.m. on January 9, in one of around three hundred demonstrations around the United States. The protest was coordinated with others by being held at the same time on the same day with the same message: no war with Iran.

India Begins Deployment of Advanced Weapons System Along China Border – Army Chief
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-11
New Delhi (Sputnik): China had expressed concern in 2018 over the planned deployment of advanced weapons systems along the 4,057-kilometre border that it shares with India. The Chinese defence ministry has said India should avoid steps that contradict an agreement reached between the two leaderships to maintain peace and tranquility.

No New War on Iran! Emergency Protest
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-01-11
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar | People rush to demonstrate against Trump war on Iran…

No War With Iran! Protest Santa Rosa
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-11
Old Court House Square, 3rd St. & Mendocino Ave and 4th St. & Santa Rosa Ave, Downtown Santa Rosa, CA 95405…

No War With Iran! Protest in Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Resistance | indybay.org | 2020-01-11
Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476…

Jeremy Corbyn to address anti-war rally in Trafalgar Square
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-11
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to address protesters at a "no war on Iran" rally in London.Despite the apparent ratcheting down of tensions between the US and Iran, demonstrators are set to march on Trafalgar Square demanding there should be no new conflict in the Gulf.The protest follows the killing of the senior Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike on 3 January.Tehran responded with a series of limited missile strikes on US bases &#150…

No War with Iran! Castro Valley Protest
Moveon | indybay.org | 2020-01-11
Intersection of Castro Valley Blvd. and Redwood Road, Castro Valley 94546…

Anti-War Protest Held in London, UK Amid Iran Tensions — Live Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-11
The situation in the Mideast sharply escalated in early January when the US killed a key figure in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, General Qasem Soleimani, in an airstrike near Baghdad Airport, prompting retaliation from Tehran, who targeted US bases in Iraq.

No War With Iran! Redwood City Protest
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-11
Intersection of Jefferson Avenue and El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063…

Royal Canadian Mounted Police advocated use of live fire against indigenous pipeline protesters
wsws.org | 2020-01-11
The incident underscores that Canada's ruling elite will stop at nothing to enforce its insatiable drive for profit, and that opposition will be ruthlessly suppressed.

Extremist Ideology Has Taken Over Nuclear-Armed India, May Lead to Bloodshed – Imran Khan
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-11
New Delhi (Sputnik): Since the passing of the controversial citizenship law in December, the Pakistani government has been urging world leaders to intervene and stop Indian authorities from "instigating violence against protesting Muslims".

Mass climate change rallies held amid Australian bushfire emergency
wsws.org | 2020-01-11
One protester, whose family has been hit by the fires, said: "The rich and those in power have their own houses, their own air conditioners. They can fly away to Hawaii. They're not impacted."

The Fed Protects Gamblers at the Expense of the Economy
Ellen Brown | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-11
Although the repo market is little known to most people, it is a $1-trillion-a-day credit machine, in which not just banks but hedge funds and other "shadow banks" borrow to finance their trades. Under the Federal Reserve Act, the central bank's lending window is open only to licensed depository banks; but the Fed is now …

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Were Made Aware They're Not 'Really a Part' of Royals, Friend Claims
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-11
According to a Daily Mail poll, the Sussexes were wrong when they decided not to inform the Queen in advance of their decision to leave the Royal Family. Some 60 percent of respondents think that the couple should be stripped off financial privileges and repay taxpayers for the $3 million renovation of their Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

Bolivia: Coup Govt. Tries to Convince Europe There Was No Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-11
The de-facto Government of Jeanine Añez entrusted Friday to her now ex-vice chancellor Gualberto Rodriguez to report in Europe that in Bolivia there was no coup d'etat, but a constitutional succession, from his new position as Chargé d'affaires in Spain. | RELATED: | Bolivia One Month After the Coup: A Recount of Pivotal Events | At a ceremony during which Rodriguez's successor was sworn in, de-facto Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia, Karen Longaric, wished the new chargé d'affaires "much…

Iraq Wants US Out As Factions Battle for Control of Libya
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-11
Taiwan election; Libya reeling from destabilization; Iraq asks US for withdrawal mechanism; Housing protections endangered…

Mine Explosion Hits Vehicle With Romanian Troops in Southern Afghanistan – Source
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-11
KABUL (Sputnik) – A bomb explosion has hit a military vehicle carrying Romanian troops in the Dand district of Afghanistan's Kandahar Province, a source said Saturday.

General election in Taiwan marked by anti-China atmosphere
wsws.org | 2020-01-11
The Taiwanese ruling elite has covered up the real issues in the region during this election, including its alignment with Washington's war drive against China.

Climate scientist: I witnessed Australia on fire. Climate change is already here
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-01-11
Prior to beginning my sabbatical stay in Sydney, I took the opportunity this holiday season to vacation in Australia with my family. We went to see the Great Barrier Reef–one of the great wonders of this planet–while we still can. Subject to the twin assaults of warming-caused bleaching and ocean acidification, it will be gone in a […] | Source…

The Australian fire crisis and the necessity for socialism
wsws.org | 2020-01-11
That the Australian prime minister denied any link between the fires and global warming epitomises the organic incapacity of the ruling classes internationally to address, let alone resolve, the climate crisis.

Mega Droughts Engulf Countries
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-11
Throughout the world, mega droughts are hitting hard with a ferocity not seen in decades and in some cases not seen in centuries. It's not merely coincidental that as global warming accelerates droughts turn more vicious than ever before. All of which begs the logical question of when will world leaders wake up with a …

Melania Trump Named 2020 'Woman of Distinction' by Florida University For Her 'Be Best' Campaign
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-11
Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private, independent university, which offers graduate and professional degrees. In the press release announcing its decision to give the award to the First Lady, it said the university focuses on the integration of Christian values to prepare students for leadership and service.

The Indian general strike and the global fight against communalism and war
wsws.org | 2020-01-11
Tens of millions of workers, youth and rural toilers participated in Wednesday's all-India one-day general strike, transcending communal, caste and ethno-linguistic divides.

Iran will send black box of downed Ukrainian airliner to be decoded in France
rt.com | 2020-01-11
The black box of the Ukrainian passenger jet that was downed by the Iranian military will be examined in France, after Paris, the US and Canada refused to send software needed for its analysis, the Iran's chief investigator said. | Hassan Rezaeifar, the chief of Iran's probe into the crash, told IRNA on Saturday that the country lacks the technology needed to decode and extract the information in the black box, an onboard device that records flight data. | Tehran had originally asked Canada, France and the US to send over the required equipment and software, but they refused, Rezaeifar said. Iran then proposed…

Salt Lake denounces war on the homeless and war with Iran at four energetic rallies
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-11
Salt Lake City, UT – The Trump administration rang in the New Year by putting millions of lives at risk with the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and threatening a war with Iran. Similarly, Salt Lake City police began 2020 with a violent raid on the homeless community and the organizers fighting to protect them. | Salt Lake residents responded fiercely with no less than three anti-war rallies in the last week, as well as a rally in support of unsheltered folks and tenants' rights. | On January 4, 200 gathered at an event organized by supporters of Bernie Sanders, and on January 8, hundreds…

Merkel in Moscow: As Trump pushes his weight around, Russia-Germany relations defrost
rt.com | 2020-01-11
Angela Merkel's visit to Moscow is far from a courtesy call. Germany and Russia's political relations are thawing. It's good news for all Europeans. | As Iran and the United States seemingly limbered up for war, Russia and Germany, as the continent's two most powerful countries, have a special responsibility to protect it from any fallout. | Merkel's decision to travel to the Russian capital may be conceived as a signal to Washington that: | a) Berlin remains capable of mounting an independent foreign policy, if pushed, | b) the Germans won't be cowed by sanctions the US has placed on the Nord Stream 2 pipelin…

Incendiary Extinctions: Australian Fires and the Species Effect
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-11
Cocooned as it is from the world of science scepticism, the handling of the bush fire catastrophe unfolding in Australia is going to one of the more notable (non)achievements of the Morrison government. They were warned; they were chided; they were prodded. But the measures lagged and the flames came. To a certain extent, this …

European powers support war preparations against Iran
wsws.org | 2020-01-11
Not a single leading European politician condemned the brutal murder of General Qassem Suleimani, which represented a gross violation of international law and massively expanded the ongoing regional war in the Middle East.

UK: Corbyn offers no fight against war with Iran
wsws.org | 2020-01-11
Corbyn articulates the concerns within ruling circles, including Johnson's Tories and the armed forces, that Trump's recklessness can endanger the UK's world position.

Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian flight over Tehran in 'unintentional' missile launch
rt.com | 2020-01-11
The Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed after takeoff from Tehran was downed due to "human error" after it flew too close to a military site and triggered a missile launch amid a standoff with the US, the Iranian Army said. | The Army General Staff stressed that the tragic mistake was made amid the flare-up of tensions with Washington. The nation's air defenses were placed on alert and ready to "respond to possible threats of the highest level," after US President Donald Trump warned that the Pentagon would strike targets on Iranian soil if US citizens or assets were attacked by Iran. | On Wednesday, the Iran…

Congress Finally Asserts Its Constitutional War Powers Authority
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2020-01-11
Congress Finally Asserts Its Constitutional War Powers Authority…

Iran Was Prepared for Full-Fledged War with US When Missile Downed Ukrainian Jet – IRGC Commander
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-11
Earlier in the day, Iranian authorities admitted the Ukrainian jet that crashed in Tehran this week was downed with a missile by the Iranian armed forces.

Bernie Sanders says "some wars are necessary"
wsws.org | 2020-01-11
Sanders' stated opposition to Trump's threatened war in Iran is a political trap being set for workers and youth.

ISIS praises US murder of Iranian general Soleimani as 'divine intervention' that will help them rise again
rt.com | 2020-01-11
Islamic State terrorists rejoiced at the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani at the hands of his American 'allies,' according to a weekly newspaper affiliated with the group that once controlled much of Syria and Iraq. | Soleimani was killed by a US drone strike on January 3, as he drove by the Baghdad international airport in Iraq. In reprisal, Iran launched a limited strike on US bases in Iraq with ballistic missiles on Tuesday, causing no casualties but demonstrating capability to hit US assets at will. | The weekly Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) newspaper Al-Naba portrayed Soleimani's death a…

Instagram Deletes Soleimani-Related Posts, Some Iranian Media Accounts Citing US Sanctions
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-11
Following Washington's designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation, Instagram and its parent company Facebook started deleting accounts belonging to prominent members of the IRGC last April under the pretext of American sanctions.

Nukes before bromance: Trump-Kim 'personal feelings' are not enough for restarting talks with US — N. Korea
rt.com | 2020-01-11
North Korea won't engage in negotiations with the US unless the latter makes real concessions, the country's foreign ministry said, adding that Washington "deceived" it and they were "caught in dialogue" that was a waste of time. | The statement, spelling doom for prospects of the already stalled US-N. Korea negotiations, was released by the country's state media on Saturday. While N. Korea's leader and US President Donald Trump might have good personal relations, it won't get the two countries anywhere. | "Although Chairman Kim Jong Un has good personal feelings about President Trump, they are, in the true se…

US Airstrike Failed to Kill an Iranian General in Yemen Last Week
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-11
The US kept the failed assassination under wraps for more than a week.

US Airstrike Failed to Kill an Iranian General in Yemen Last Week

US and Israel escalate Middle East tensions in wake of Suleimani assassination
wsws.org | 2020-01-11
A report that Washington attempted to assassinate a second Iranian official in Yemen has given the lie to the claim that Suleimani was killed to prevent an "imminent" attack.

Iran Admits Fault in Downing of Ukranian Airliner
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-11
Iran announced on Saturday that a preliminary investigation into the crash of the Ukrainian airliner that was flying to Kiev from Tehran earlier this week was caused by human error. | RELATED: ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã | Palestinian Militants Not Yet Ready to Avenge Iran | Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter that "human error at time of crisis caused by U.S. adventurism l…

Pompeo: Washington Focused on Developing 'Constructive and Productive' Ties With Russia
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-11
Mike Pompeo's comments come as former deputy to the US Secretary of State John J. Sullivan is set to assume office as the head of the US diplomatic mission in Russia, succeeding Jon Huntsman Jr.

Novak Djokovic gives Daniil Medvedev the runaround as Serbia beat Russia to reach ATP Cup final (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-11
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic showed his class as he ran the legs off Russia's top player Daniil Medvedev to send Serbia through to the final of the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia. | Djokovic defeated Medvedev 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 using a clear and effective tactic in their semi-final matchup — make Medvedev run. | Djokovic's well-chosen shots forced the six-foot-five Medvedev to cover an incredible amount of ground as he was forced to chase down shots throughout their three-set encounter. | And, eventually, the Russian was simply unable to keep pace with Djokovic's powerful, precise attack as the Serbian star clai…

Army Will Act to Get Back Pakistani Side of Kashmir if Ordered – Chief M.M. Naravane
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-11
New Delhi (Sputnik): Kashmir has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan since 1947, when the two countries gained freedom from British colonial rule. Both govern part of the region, but claim it in full.

Is Pompeo Trying to Convince Zelensky?
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-11
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan weigh the possible scenarios regarding the Ukrainian plane that exploded. Pompeo spoke to Zelensky this morning to ensure him the US is investigating the cause of the crash.

Pompeo Admits No "Imminent Threat," Boeing Emails Reveal 737 Issues & 60 Afghans Killed By US Drone
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-11
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 (1/10/19). 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 …

Iran's Khamenei orders immediate and full probe after Tehran admits downing Ukrainian plane
rt.com | 2020-01-11
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has offered condolences and called for an investigation after Tehran's armed forces acknowledged that they accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane. | "The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake," he wrote on Twitter, promising that those behind the incident would be prosecuted. | Khamenei also said that all the information should be made public. | Later in the day, his Twitter account was temporarily blocked. | Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Sultan of Oman Qaboos dies after 50 years in power, leaving key Gulf mediator between US & Iran without heir
rt.com | 2020-01-11
Oman's monarch, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said, has passed away at the age of 79 after a lengthy battle with illness, according to Omani state media. | Located along the highly strategic Strait of Hormuz, which it shares with Iran, Oman under Qaboos maintained better relations with the Islamic Republic than any other Gulf nation. | Throughout his tenure on the throne, the sultan also played a role in mediating dialogue between American and Iranian leaders, often serving as a go-between for the two sides. Just last December, Omani delegations met with top diplomats in both Tehran and Washington in the space of…