2020-01-14: Social Media Postees

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The US Is Waging a Stealth War at the Mexico Border
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-14
In recent decades, U.S. immigration policies have aggressively targeted families fleeing violence and poverty in Mexico and Central and South America, spawning a network of detention centers that now exist indefinitely along our southern border. The U.S.'s approach to tackling undocumented immigration has come under fire for its use of brutal tactics such as deliberately separating families, placing them in confinement under harsh conditions, and denying them adequate medical and legal counsel. | On today's program, Joh…

"Floaters": Martín Espada Pays Tribute to Salvadoran Father & Daughter Who Drowned at U.S. Border
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-14
Acclaimed poet Martín Espada pays tribute to àìscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month old daughter Angie Valeria, who drowned in the Rio Grande river in June 2019 trying to cross into the United States. A photo of the drowned Salvadoran father and daughter caused widespread outrage at the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border and also raised questions about the ethics of exploiting such images in the press. Espada's poem "Floaters" meditates on their passing and its aftermath.

The Trump Administration Weakens Standards for ICE Detention Facilities
Eunice Cho | aclu.org | 2020-01-14
Last month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officially released a new version of its National Detention Standards (NDS), which govern the treatment of immigrant detainees held in almost 140 facilities in 44 states. These facilities include local and state jails and prisons

In Iowa, Rashida Tlaib and the Sunrise Movement Push the Green New Deal—and Bernie Sanders
David Goodner | commondreams.org | 2020-01-14
Sanders and Tlaib turned out 900 people to a Sunday rally in Iowa City centered on combating climate change. (Photo: Sunrise Movement Cedar Rapids) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/sanders_0.jpeg

The international witch-hunt of Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2020-01-14
The prosecution of Assange is a travesty of justice that will forever stain the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden and Ecuador.

Carlos Ghosn, Julian Assange and the class justice of the New York Times
wsws.org | 2020-01-14
The Times, which welcomed the arrest of journalist Julian Assange last year, has effectively endorsed the decision by Carlos Ghosn to flee charges of tax evasion and money laundering.

Julian Assange attends procedural hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court
wsws.org | 2020-01-14
Since his last hearing on December 19, the WikiLeaks founder has had just two hours total to review evidence relating to the US extradition request with his legal team.

The World Must End the US' Illegal Economic War. Sanctions Imposed on 39 Countries
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
The United States is relying more heavily on illegal unilateral coercive measures (also known as economic sanctions) in place of war or as part of its build-up to war. In fact, economic sanctions are an act of war that kills …

The World Must End The US' Illegal Economic War
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-14
The United States is relying more heavily on illegal unilateral coercive measures (also known as economic sanctions) in place of war or as part of its build-up to war. In fact, economic sanctions are an act of war that kills tens of thousands of people each year through financial strangulation. An economic blockade places a …

10 Ways Trump's Actions Against Iran Hurt Americans and the Region
Nicolas J S Davies, Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
The U.S. assassination of General Qassem Soleimani has not yet plunged us into a full-scale war with Iran thanks to the Iranian government's measured response, which demonstrated its capabilities without actually harming U.S. troops or escalating the conflict. But the danger of a full-blown war still exists, and Donald Trump's actions are already wreaking havoc.

Biden, Buttigieg and Corporate Media Are Eager for Sanders and Warren to Clash
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-01-14
But a tactical alliance is needed…

Biden, Buttigieg and corporate media are eager for Sanders and Warren to clash
Norman Solomon | nationofchange.org | 2020-01-14
Keeping eyes on the prize this year will require a united front that can strengthen progressive forces, prevent any corporate Democrat from winning the party's presidential nomination, and then go on to defeat Donald Trump.

Misrepresenting Marx's Ecology: A response to Daniel Tanuro's "was Marx an ecosocialist?
John Bellamy Foster | mronline.org | 2020-01-14
Daniel Tanuro is an agricultural engineer and leading socialist activist who has made numerous contributions to ecosocialist thought and practice, most notably, in his book Green Capitalism: Why It Can't Work. Yet, this has been coupled with persistent claims that there are "fundamental flaws" in Karl Marx's ecological critique of capitalism. | Source…

Making America Dread Again! Trump Is an Unparalleled Threat to Safety and Security
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-01-14
Activists of the group Remove Trump stand in-line during a "Swarm the Senate" protest at Senate Russell Office Building January 13, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The group held the event to call on the removal of U.S. President Donald Trump from office. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/make_america_dread_again.jpg

"Morir Soñando": Martín Espada Reads Poem About Luis Garden Acosta, Young Lord & Community Activist
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-14
Last week marked the first anniversary of the passing of Luis Garden Acosta, the founder and longtime president of the nationally known El Puente youth and community leadership program in Brooklyn. Long regarded as one of New York City's foremost human rights and Latino community activists, Garden Acosta died last January at the age of 72. A former seminarian who had been active in the Catholic antiwar movement, Garden Acosta joined the Young Lords Party in 1970 and later founded that group's Massachusetts chapter while he was still a student at Harvard Medical School. He went on to pioneer successful nonviolent…

Russia's Unsuccessful Libyan Peace Summit Was a Good Start
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
Russia's Libyan peace summit in Moscow didn't succeed with its stated objective of getting the warring parties to agree to a ceasefire agreement after they failed to find any common ground with one another, but it was nevertheless a good …

164 "Peace-Keeping" Military Bases Worldwide: US Bases in Iraq Advance Its Regional Imperium
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
According to the Pentagon, US forces are in 164 (of the world's 193) countries. | They're on over 1,000 US bases of varying sizes and on others of host countries. Much information about their numbers, troop strength, and location is secret….

Macron Forced to Back Down over Pension Reform Amidst Raging Protests
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
Once again the French have shown the world now to protest, and that protesting works. President Emmanuel Macron was forced to roll back his plans for pensions reform over the weekend as demonstrators took to the streets on Saturday in …

Riot Police Evict Oakland Moms Who Reclaimed Vacant Home to Fight Homelessness
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-14
Update: Riot police evicted four mothers experiencing homeless Tuesday morning from the investor-owned home in Oakland they were occupying in protest of the city's housing crisis. Two of the mothers were arrested. | In Oakland, California, a group of mothers fighting homelessness is waging a battle against real estate speculators and demanding permanent solutions to the Bay Area h…

Global Day of Protest: No War on Iran!
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-01-14
Old Courthouse Sq, Santa Rosa, CA 95404…

Iran Announces Arrests in Downing of Ukrainian Jet
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-14
TEHRAN, Iran–Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all 176 people on board and set off protests in the country demanding accountability after officials initially concealed the cause of the crash. | Iran's Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said "some individuals" were arrested after "extensive investigations." His statement on the judiciary's website did not say how many people had been detained or name those arrested. | Iran at first dismissed allegations that a missile had brought down the plane, but in the fac…

Kenyan university staff set to strike unless revised wages implemented
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-14
The University Academic Staff Union (UASU) issued a strike notice on January 9, in protest against the Kenyan government's failure to honor the wage hike agreement signed with unions representing university staff last year. They have warned that teachers will be downing tools from January 20. | With the new academic year set to start, at least 35 universities in the country will be affected by the impending strike unless the government averts it by releasing the money promised in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed on October 28, 2019. The deadline for the implementation of the CBA was November 30, 2…

Mass Media Attacks on a Surging Sanders
Dave Lindorff | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-14
CNN (1/13/19) has an anonymously sourced hit piece out today on Bernie Sanders, claiming that at a meeting in Elizabeth Warren's home on December 18, 2018, he told her "a woman can't win" the presidency. The article, by CNN correspondent MJ Lee, is so journalistically shoddy that someone reading only the first few paragraphs would …

Charlottesville City Council Passes Resolution Against War on Iran
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
Charlottesville Virginia's City Council voted Monday evening to adopt a resolution opposing war on Iran and urging passage by Congress of Senator Tim Kaine's privileged resolution. The City Council re-affirmed the position it had taken in 2012 in passing a resolution against war on Iran. The latest threat of war on Iran is particularly Trumpian, but it has…

Charlottesville City Council Passes Resolution Against War on Iran
David Swanson | zcomm.org | 2020-01-14
The normalization of murder bestowed on us by the Obama years will not end well and must urgently be reversed…

Zionism and 'Anti-Semitism': A Chronicle of a Smear Foretold
Yoav Litvin | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
With the 2020 Presidential elections fast approaching, the progressive campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is gaining traction. Several interest groups have grown increasingly anxious of Sanders' Democratic Socialist agenda, including ruling class Republicans, corporate Democrats and their joint ally

For Western Press, the only Coup in Venezuela is against Guaidó
Lucas Koerner | mronline.org | 2020-01-14
The international corporate media have entered crisis mode following the replacement of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as head of the country's National Assembly. | Source…

Demonizing the Shia: How the West Perpetuates False Claims About Iran's Regional Influence
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
I was in Iraq in April 1991 when government security forces crushed the Shia uprising against Saddam Hussein's regime, killing tens of thousands and burying their bodies in pits. I had been expelled from Iraq to Jordan at the start of the rebellion in March and then, to my surprise, allowed to return, because Saddam…

Trump and Congress Double Down on Demonizing Iran
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
If one seriously seeks to understand how delusional policymakers in Washington are it is only necessary to examine the responses by the president and Congress to the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani. The first response came in …

Justice at Last? 'Panic' in Israel as the ICC Takes 'Momentous Step' in the Right Direction
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
At long last, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has uttered the long-anticipated conclusion that "all the statutory criteria under the Rome statute for the opening of an investigation (into alleged war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories) have been met". Bensouda's verdict has been in the making for a…

US to Iraq: 'Vote All You Want, We're Not Leaving!'
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
President Trump's decision earlier this month to assassinate Iran's top military general on Iraqi soil

Video: How and Why Iran Shot Down Ukrainian Boeing
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
On January 10, SouthFront released a video entitled " What's Behind Boeing Crash In Iran" on the January 8 airliner crash near Tehran. This video was produced because the Iranian side released new facts and details regarding the incident….

Iran to Sue the US and Trump for Killing General Soleimani
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
According to Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmayeeli, the country's ruling authorities will sue the US in international courts for Soleimani's assassination. | "This brutal act was a violation of human rights and all international rules," Esmayeeli stressed, adding: | "Martyr Soleimani | …

How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov't's Most Classified Networks
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-14
Through its main investors, SoftBank and Lockheed Martin, Cybereason not only has ties to the Trump administration but has its software running on some of the U.S. government's most classified and secretive networks.

Trump Impeachment Trial Set to Begin Next Tuesday – US Senate Majority Leader
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-14
The much-anticipated impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is set to begin on Tuesday, January 21, according to US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

GOP Debate on Impeachment Witnesses Intensifies as Pelosi Prepares to Send Articles to Senate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-14
The impeachment trial of President Trump is anticipated to proceed this week, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to send the two articles of impeachment to the Senate as early as Wednesday. The House impeached Trump in December for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress related to Trump's effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. A growing number of Republican senators are pushing for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on whether to allow witnesses to speak at the Senate trial. The timing of the Senate impeachment trial could impact the 2020 presidentia…

Seems Increasingly Likely Trump Just Made Up the 'Imminent Threat' Posed by Soleimani
Andrea Germanos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
New reporting out Monday further erodes the White House narrative that President Donald Trump was justified in ordering the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani earlier this month because Soleimani posed an "imminent" threat to American targets. | According to NBC …

Painter of Disquiet: Félix Vallotton at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Prof. Sam Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
Félix Vallotton, an artist who has been largely neglected relative to his contemporaries, such as Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard. This makes the present exhibition all the more …

US Defense Secretary Esper Says Trump Lied to Justify Killing Soleimani
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
Mark Esper, the former US Secretary of Defense (it's a matter of time now) said that his chief Donald Trump lied to the US citizens about the justification to carry out the most heinous murder crimes against two top …

We 'Slaughtered' Jeremy Corbyn, Says Israel Lobbyist
Asa Winstanley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
The lobbyist is part of CAA, one of the most active right-wing Zionist groups promoting the false notion that Britain's Labour Party became an anti-Semitic party after Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership in 2015. | *** | A prominent Israel lobbyist in …

Argentina: Facing Another Debt Crisis
Eric Toussaint | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
Let us remember that when Macri started his mandate in December 2015 he accepted all the injunctions formulated by a New York magistrate, who had ruled in the favor of vulture funds against Argentina. This has made it possible for …

Harry and Meghan "Exit": The Royal Family Propaganda Machine
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
Royal gossip is worth its weight in gold on the British media circuit. Buckingham Palace knows that, and seeks to control, as much as it can, the way that gold is distributed. | The recent fuss over the premature retirement, or …

Trump and Esper: No Evidence, Just a "Sneaky Feeling". Time for the Invaders to Go Home
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation" on Sunday that he didn't see any specific evidence that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was planning an imminent attack, which had been widely used by Trump as the …

Sito russo: USA responsabili dell'errore umano che ha causato l'incidente dell'aereo ucraino
Stop NATO | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
Il sito militare russo Avia.pro ha affrontato il problema dell'incidente a causa di un errore umano del Boing ucraino 737 in Iran, l'8 gennaio, pochi minuti dopo il decollo, che ha causato la morte di 179 passeggeri e membri dell'equipaggio….

Permanent War and Poverty or Widespread Truth Awareness?
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
What are we really supporting when we refuse the truth and accept the war lies and the permanent war agenda? | We are supporting al Qaeda/ISIS, Empire's proxies. We are supporting the military dictatorship of Washington-led NATO and the collapse of …

Pundits Go Nuts Over New Russian Hacking Conspiracy
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-14
(CJ Opinion)

US Clearing Anti-War Voices Off the Web in Vast Censorship Operation
Darius Shahtahmasebi | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-14

Assassination of Iran's General Suleimani planned months in advance
wsws.org | 2020-01-14
The claim by the Trump administration that its drone missile assassination was carried out in the face of an "imminent" threat stands exposed as a lie.

And We Allow This Madness to Continue
Cathy Breen | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
Try as I did, I found it impossible to send New Year's greetings to friends in Iraq given the unthinkable and shameless actions of Trump and his regimein the last weeks. His decision to assassinate Iranian Major General Qasim Soleimani at the Baghdad airport led to the Iraqi Parliament voting to expel all foreign troops from…

Australia's Pine Gap spy base likely involved in the assassination of Qassem Suleimani
wsws.org | 2020-01-14
No-one within the Australian media and political establishment has raised the question as to whether the Pine Gap spy base in central Australia played a role in the killing.