2020-01-16: Social Media Postees

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Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-16
London. Another slot of judicial history, another notch to be added to the woeful record of legal proceedings being undertaken against Julian Assange. The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing. At the Westminster Magistrates Court, Assange faced a 12-minute process, an…

Assange's French legal advisor Juan Branco: "We've experienced a strong shift that we now need to nurture"
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
In comments to the WSWS this week, Branco stated: "Citizens have their mass and geniuses like Julian Assange on their side–private interests have their economical power, cynicism and capacity to corrupt on theirs."

Not Bernie, Us. Not Warren, Us
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2020-01-16
Supporters of Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders supporters cheer and chat outside the James Clyburns World Famous Fish Fry in Columbia, South Carolina June 21, 2019. (Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/bernie_warren.jpg

Not Bernie, Us. Not Warren, Us
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-01-16
Their Clash Underscores the Need for Grassroots Wisdom…

Biden, Buttigieg and Corporate Media Are Eager for Sanders and Warren to Clash
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-16
Corporate Democrats got a jolt at the end of last week when the highly regarded Iowa Poll showed Bernie Sanders surging into first place among Iowans likely to vote in the state's Feb. 3 caucuses. The other big change was a steep drop for the previous Iowa frontrunner, Pete Buttigieg, who

Indian Students Stand Against the Far-Right
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-01-16
It is hard to watch these young people speak with such confidence and with such chilling precision about their desire to hurt those with whom they did not agree…

Erdogan sending Turkish troops to Libya ahead of Berlin peace talks
rt.com | 2020-01-16
Turkey is sending troops to Libya to ensure the stability of the UN-backed government in Tripoli, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced. The move comes ahead of a Berlin summit on the security situation in the country. | Ankara has already deployed forces to train troops loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA), as part of a security cooperation agreement between the two countries. | Erdogan also said that, as part of a maritime agreement, it would no longer be possible for other states to conduct oil exploration and drilling off the coast of Libya without the approval of Ankara and Tripoli. | T…

Haftar Agrees to Take Part in Berlin Conference on Libya – LNA Official
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
Earlier this week, the office of German chancellor Angela Merkel stated that Berlin will host Libya peace conference on Sunday and will invite members of the conflicting sides as well as representatives of 11 nations, who are trying to resolve the crisis.

Dr. Stephen Zunes speaks on Trump's Mideast Policy
Peace Action of San Mateo County | indybay.org | 2020-01-16
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo | 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94401…

Malians protest to demand departure of French occupation troops
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
Anger is exploding against the carnage produced by the French war in Mali and against official lies that France is waging a global war on terror.

Milwaukee meets Trump with huge protest
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-16
Milwaukee, WI

J9 Protest in San Francisco
No War on Iran | indybay.org | 2020-01-16
Hundreds gathered at One Post St. above Montgomery BART on a day of national action.

France at a Crossroads
Richard Greeman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-16
The nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the streets protesting President Emmanuel Macron's proposed neoliberal "reform" of …

Who Targeted Ukraine Airlines Flight 752? Iran Shot It Down but There May be More to the Story
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-16
The claim that Major General Qassem Soleimani was a "terrorist" on a mission to carry out an "imminent" attack that would kill hundreds of Americans turned out to be a lie, so why should one believe anything else relating to …

Trump Dooms the Future by Gutting the National Environmental Policy Act
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-16
The National Environmental Policy Act, better known as NEPA, has served the nation well for 50 years. But last Friday the Trump administration decided to gut the law via administrative rules changes that will allow virtually unhindered development, resource extraction and pollution. It's one thing for the Trump cultists to support certain policies, tariffs, sanctions and war-mongering.

Iranian Opposition–1970s to 2020
Ron Jacobs | zcomm.org | 2020-01-16
As residents of those nations working to return Iran back to its previous status as a client of imperialism, our task is to oppose the sanctions demanded by the United States and the war moves accompanying those sanctions…

Cab union boss cleared of assault on police with noise from megaphone
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-16
The boss of a cab driver's union accused of assaulting two police officers by using a megaphone too close to their ears has been found not guilty part way through his trial.James Farrar, 51, faced two charges of assault by beating of an emergency worker after he used a loudhailer near Constable Ann Spinks and Sergeant James Lewis during a demonstration against the congestion charge on 4 March 2019.But, at the end of the prosecution case, Judge Philip Bartle QC told the jury at Southwark Crown Court to find Farrar not guilty after his defence argued there was no evidence he had committed a crime.Prosecutor Terence…

Erdogan Announces Turkey is Sending Troops to Libya
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
Ankara and the UN-backed Government of National Accord previously signed an agreement to deploy Turkish troops to the war-torn country. Turkey noted though that the deployment would only happen if General Haftar's army continues its offensive.

The Only Way Out of Our Latest War
Robert L. Borosage | thenation.com | 2020-01-16
The Only Way Out of Our Latest War…

Sanders-Warren Spat Overtakes the News Cycle
Sam Adler-Bell | zcomm.org | 2020-01-16
"Infighting between Sanders and Warren only benefits big oil, fossil fuel billionaires, the GOP, and the moderate wing of the Democratic Party."

Wozzeck at New York's Metropolitan Opera: Alban Berg's opera on the tragic fate of an impoverished soldier
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
Wozzeck's depiction of the impact of war and inequality on the lives of the poor is timelier than ever.

Anti War Action Strategies for Future…12-4-19…126 Barrows UCB
DJ Mouse | indybay.org | 2020-01-16
Maxina Venture, Soul (Susan B. Rodriguez), David Miller, Edward Hasbrouck and Liam Curry discussed the legacy of past and present anti-war actions and strategies to consider for the future…(2 hr.)…

34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Celebration (Hayward)
City of Hayward | indybay.org | 2020-01-16
Reed L Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward 94545…

Mideast war threat overshadows Democratic debate
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
All six candidates–including the nominal "socialist" Bernie Sanders–criticized Trump's actions from the standpoint of advocating a more carefully considered strategy to advance the interests of American imperialism.

Former Colombian President àÅlvaro Uribe linked to international drug trafficking through Sinaloa Cartel
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
The charges against Uribe expose Colombia's "war on drugs," like that of the US, as a smokescreen for government criminality and a pretext for violence against the population.

'War on Terror to Continue Until We Get to Its Roots' – India's Chief of Defence Staff
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has called out all countries sponsoring terrorism and asked the international community to hold them accountable.

Russian government resigns after Putin's state of the nation address
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
The resignation of the widely unpopular Russian government comes amid mounting social conflict and escalating war tensions between the US and Iran which threaten to draw in the entire South Caucasus region and Russia itself.

House forwards impeachment articles, triggering Senate trial of President Trump
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
The onset of the Senate trial takes place in the context of an explosive political and social crisis and internal warfare within the American state without parallel since the Civil War.

History: US Spy Activities in Western and Northern China
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-16
The first CIA agent killed in action was the 37-year-old Douglas S. Mackiernan, a former code-breaker for the United States Army Air Forces, who during World War II was promoted to Major, serving as an Air Force meteorologist in …

It's Splitsville For Bollywood Star Amit Sadh and Brazilian Model Annabel Dasilva
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood actor Amit Sadh has earned praise for his performances in films like "Kai Po Che" (2013), "Sarkar 3", and very recently "Super 30". However, his personal life also made headlines when he announced his separation from Punjabi actress Neeru Bajwa amicably.

New Zealand fascist group targets Chinese-born MP
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
Action Zealandia, whose website resembles the Christchurch terrorist's manifesto, placed racist posters on National Party MP Jian Yang's office.

Anti Police-Terror Project to Lead 6th Annual March/Rally to Reclaim King's Radical Legacy
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-01-16
Oscar Grant Plaza | 14th Street and Broadway | Oakland…

How the President Became a Drone Operator
Allegra Harpootlian | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-16
We're only a few days into the new decade and it's somehow already a bigger dumpster fire than the last. On January 2nd, President Trump decided to order what one expert called "the most important decapitation strike America has ever launched." This one took out not some nameless terrorist in a distant land or a…

The Suleimani assassination, imperialist strategy and the crisis of the Iranian regime
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
The killing of the military leader, widely viewed as second only to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei in Iran's power structure, constitutes a dramatic escalation of the Trump administration's campaign of "maximum pressure" on Iran.

YouTube, Facebook and Twitter remove accounts and content opposing the illegal assassination of Iranian General Suleimani
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
The social media companies YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are following the orders of the Trump administration in the aftermath of the criminal assassination of Iranian General Suleimani on January 3.

'We Did Not Think US Would Target Another Country's Guest' – Rouhani on Soleimani Assassination
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
Qasem Soleimani, the former head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp's Quds Force, was posthumously promoted to Lieutenant General. Incredibly popular amongst most Iranians, the late General was a key figure in coordinating anti-Daesh forces in Iraq and Syria.

House Leaders March Trump Impeachment Articles to the Senate
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-16

Who's this guy? Jeopardy contestants fail to recognize impeachment 'hero' Adam Schiff & Twitter ROFLs
rt.com | 2020-01-16
Rep. Adam Schiff might be leading an impeachment drive in the US, but it seems not everybody is familiar with the 'resistance' hero. At least, his photo did not ring any bells for contestants on the latest Jeopardy episode. | Schiff, a prominent Russiagater whose fame among the anti-Trump resistance camp reached new heights amid the ongoing Ukrainegate saga, might be a household name on Capitol Hill, but the question remains: Is the same true for the rest of the country outside of the Washington political swamp? If the classic trivia game show is any indication, it is not. | Just a reminder we live in a bubble…

German Defence Minister Confirms Reports of Trump's Threats to Slap EU With Higher Tariffs Over Iran
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
Three European signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as Iran nuclear deal, initiated the accord's dispute mechanism on 14 January thus threatening to put an end to the agreement's existence following the US withdrawal from it in 2018.

Tracked, Targeted, Killed: Qassem Soleimani's Final Hours
Suadad al-Salhy | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-16
Stepping off his Cham Wings flight and onto the tarmac of Baghdad airport, Qassem Soleimani was met by a familiar face. | Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of the Hashd al-Shaabi Iraqi paramilitary, was a longstanding ally of the Iranian …

Putin Introduces Post of Deputy Chairman of Russian Security Council, Appoints Medvedev
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
Dmitry Medvedev, who resigned as Russia's prime minister a day earlier, will remain the leader of the governing party United Russia, according to secretary of the party's General Council Andrey Turchak.

S-400 For Iraq: Will Americans Be Able to Hamper the Deal?
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal quoted Karim Elaiwi, a member of the Iraqi parliament's Security and Defence Committee, as saying that Baghdad was considering purchasing Russian S-400 systems amid concerns that the US may stop supporting the country.

Russian Lower House Approves Mishustin's Nomination as Prime Minister
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
The entire Russian government resigned on 15 January, with ex-Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev saying this was done to enable President Vladimir Putin to implement the goals outlined in his address to the legislature.

Roscosmos engineers develop plan to BLIND foreign spy satellites flying over Russian territory
rt.com | 2020-01-16
Engineers at the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos have developed a plan to block foreign orbital spy satellites from operating in the skies above Russian territory, in what could mark a new era of counterintelligence. | The engineers at the Russian Space Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of Roscosmos, propose establishing a database of all known foreign orbital spy satellites to best configure an array of ground-based jamming devices. | Once this database is compiled, the agency could then decide the best location and composition for a proposed array of ground-based radio-electronic stations which suppress and p…

The World as Seen by Russian Diplomats' Wives
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
The Community of Russian Diplomats' Wives was created about two years ago in Russia and today it includes about 250 wives of Russian diplomats in some 60 countries.

1 killed, 1 injured after gunman opens fire inside magistrates' court in Russia's Siberia
rt.com | 2020-01-16
One man died and a woman was seriously injured when a gunman opened fire inside a courthouse in the city of Novokuznetsk in southwestern Siberia. The suspect, who was armed with a rifle, has been apprehended. | The prosecutor's office in Kemerovo Region, where the magistrates' court is located, has launched a probe into the attempted murder. | The attack unfolded at around 9: 20am local time on Thursday. The assailant was detained at the scene and taken into custody. | A male court officer suffered a gunshot wound to his stomach in the attack and died in an ambulance en route to hospital. | A woman, who was att…

'A Very Stable Genius': Trump Declared Himself 'Russia Expert' After Meeting Putin, New Book Claims
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
The book is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with hundreds of sources, internal memos, and even private video recordings. The authors claim that Trump initially agreed to be interviewed by them, but later declined during his tensions with the media.

Russian MPs confirm Mikhail Mishustin as new prime minister after cabinet resignation
rt.com | 2020-01-16
Mikhail Mishustin has been ratified as next Prime Minister of Russia by MPs, after a cabinet resignation on Wednesday. Vladimir Putin had earlier proposed Mishustin, formerly head of the Federal Tax Service, as a candidate. | In an overwhelming vote on Thursday, 383 lawmakers supported Mishustin's candidacy. Not a single MP cast their vote against the Prime Minister, but 41 MPs

Ukrainian Interior Ministry Opens Investigation Into Claims of Russia Hacking Burisma – Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
On Tuesday, Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries said that the Dems would look into media reports alleging that Russian military hackers conducted cyberattacks against Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Apocalypse on Pause? Asteroid That Shot Fireball in 2017 Could Destroy Life on Earth, Scientists Say
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
In April 2017, a shiny fireball flew over the skies of Kyoto, Japan, raising questions about its potential origin and cosmic identity. Later, it was determined that the bright intruder belonged to a near-Earth asteroid called 2003 YT1.