Daily Archives: October 8, 2019

2019-10-08: News Headlines

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-10-08). Ocasio-Cortez Takes Aim at Crowley and Kennedy For Challenge to Green New Deal Co-Champion Ed Markey. commondreams.org "Joe Kennedy thinks that with the backing of the establishment and the old guard of the Democratic Party that he can beat a progressive champion for justice. Let's show Kennedy that he's wrong." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-10-08). Impeachment saga: Trump won't send EU envoy to stand before 'totally compromised KANGAROO COURT' but Dems say they will subpoena. rt.com The Trump administration wouldn't allow Gordon Sondland, a key figure in the Democrats' impeachment effort, to testify before the House's "kangaroo court" — but the chairmen of the committees leading the efforts plan to subpoena. | Democrat-led committees in the US House, which are in the process of collecting evidence to argue the impeachment case against Donald Trump, wanted to hear the testimony of Gordon Sondland, Washington's ambassador to the EU. His scheduled appearance, however, was blocked by the White House. | I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to te…

RT (2019-10-08). 'Gift to Putin!' Meltdown as House Democrat claims Trump plans to ditch Open Skies treaty. rt.com The House Foreign Affairs Committee chair has sent a letter to the White House expressing concern over "reports" that President Donald Trump wants to abandon the Open Skies Treaty. Yet the only such report is his own. | Congressman Eliot Engel (D-New York) denounced on Monday "potential plans" to withdraw from the treaty, saying it would be "a blow to United States national security interests, endangering Ukraine and other key European allies."

Staff (2019-10-08). Support for Trump's Impeachment Is Only Growing. truthdig.com A new poll finds 58 percent of the public, including 30 percent of Republicans, now say the House was right to launch a formal inquiry.

John Wojcik (2019-10-08). As Trump spins out of control, support for impeachment swells. peoplesworld.org The latest Washington Post poll shows 58% of Americans supporting the impeachment inquiry against the president versus 38% opposed and, for the first time, even Republicans are joining those voices with 18% of them agreeing with the probe. The poll follows a scathing ruling from a federal judge yesterday that brushed aside claims by Trump …

WSWS (2019-10-08). Australia's prisoner swap with Iran contrasts with persecution of Julian Assange. wsws.org The deal exposes the denial of basic legal and democratic rights by the Australian, British and US governments in the continued detention and psychological torture of the WikiLeaks founder.

WSWS (2019-10-08). "Meet the Press" anchor Chuck Todd grills senator: "You don't trust the FBI and CIA?" wsws.org An exchange between "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd and Senator Ron Johnson sums up the right-wing basis on which the Democratic Party is conducting its impeachment drive against Trump.

Staff (2019-10-08). New Poll Shows Nearly 60 Percent of Americans Support Trump Impeachment Inquiry. truthout.org | | A new Washington Post/Schar School poll released Tuesday showed a majority of Americans approve of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, a dramatic jump in support for the proceedings in the wake of the whistleblower complaint over Trump's talks with Ukrai…

Staff (2019-10-08). State Department Blocks EU Ambassador's Deposition in Impeachment Inquiry. truthout.org | | The State Department directed U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland not to appear Tuesday morning for a scheduled hearing about President Donald Trump's communications with Ukraine. | Sondland, a key figure in the burgeoning scandal at the heart of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry, had previously agreed to appear voluntarily before the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight committees behind closed-doors. | The decision to block the top diplomat from speaki…

Patrick Martin (2019-10-08). US Impeachment Campaign Escalates with Claim of Second Whistleblower. globalresearch.ca The conflict between President Trump and congressional Democrats escalated over the weekend, with attorneys for the CIA officer who triggered an impeachment inquiry declaring that there were other "whistleblowers" coming forward to provide testimony in support of his allegations against …

Mel Gurtov (2019-10-08). Overreach, the Achilles Heel of Autocrats. counterpunch.org It Has Happened Here and Everywhere It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the democratic wave sweeping Europe in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse. It seems like yesterday that we hailed the Arab Spring and its potential for democratization across the Middle East. It seems like yesterday that we scoffed at More

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-08). As Democrats Threaten Subpoena for Sondland, Calls Grow for Contempt Order If He Refuses to Comply. commondreams.org Three House committees on Tuesday announced their intention to subpoena Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump's ambassador to the European Union, hours after the White House blocked Sondland from testifying. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eugene Robinson (2019-10-08). On the Bootlicking Cowardice of Republicans. commondreams.org Trump has rarely been held accountable for his bad behavior. He seems not to enjoy the experience. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-10-07). Ukrainegate goes to Pentagon: House Democrats subpoena DoD & OMB as part of Trump impeachment probe. rt.com Seeking to impeach President Donald Trump over allegedly using military aid to pressure Ukraine, House Democrats are demanding documents from the Pentagon and the Office of Management and Budget. | Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees of the US House of Representatives have sent out subpoenas, giving the Pentagon and the OMB a week to produce documents related to Trump's decision to freeze military aid to Ukraine. The deadline for compliance is October 15. | Trump "jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with our 2020 election and by withholding military assistance prov…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-10-07). Campaign to impeach Trump accelerates. peoplesworld.org Behind closed doors and out in the streets, the campaign to get the U.S. House to officially impeach GOP President Donald Trump on national security grounds is accelerating, with one exception: Republicans, in polls, in the legislative houses, and in campaign cash. New strides toward impeachment will come this week, when the House Intelligence Committee …

The Canary (2019-10-07). Ofcom to address the BBC's 'lack of transparency' in Naga Munchetty rulings. thecanary.co Ofcom will address the BBC's "lack of transparency as a matter of urgency" for failing to publish its reasoning for its initial decision over Naga Munchetty, and the Director-General's move to reverse it. | The BBC's executive complaints unit (ECU) last month ruled that BBC Breakfast presenter Munchetty breached editorial guidelines when she remarked on comments made by US president Donald Trump telling female Democrats to "go back" to where they came from. | The ruling was overturned last week by D-G Tony Hall following a large public backlash. | However, Ofcom has said that, following its own assessment, the Ju…

teleSUR (2019-10-07). Kosovo Opposition Triumphs in Legislative Elections. telesurenglish.net Kosovo opposition parties Self-determination (Vetevendosje) and the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) triumphed in Sunday's legislative elections in the small East European country, according to figures from the Central Electoral Commission with more than 80 percent of the ballots counted. | RELATED: | 2nd Whistleblower in Trump-Ukraine Scandal Comes Forward | The Democratic Party of Kosovo, the largest political force in the outgoing government, came in in third place in the voting…

WSWS (2019-10-07). US impeachment campaign escalates with claim of second whistleblower. wsws.org The Democratic Party continues to draw support from the intelligence agencies for its anti-Trump effort.

Lawrence Wittner (2019-10-07). Why Are Americans So Confused About the Meaning of "Democratic Socialism"? dissidentvoice.org The meaning of democratic socialism‚Äïa mixture of political and economic democracy‚Äïshould be no mystery to Americans. After all, socialist programs have been adopted in most other democratic nations. And, in fact, Americans appear happy enough with a wide range of democratic socialist institutions in the United States, including public schools, public parks, minimum wage laws, Social Security, …

RT (2019-10-06). 2nd whistleblower 'comes forward' with more Ukrainegate 'proof' in Trump impeachment saga — report. rt.com The lawyer representing a whistleblower, whose complaint fueled the Democrats' attempt to impeach Trump for "pressuring" Ukraine, said that a second intelligence officer with "first-hand knowledge" of allegations has spoken up. | Attorney Mark Zaid told ABC News that he is now representing the second whistleblower, who had already been interviewed by Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson. | Earlier, the New York Times reported that a second person may come forward and testify about the case, but it was not immediately clear whether Zaid's new client is the same person. | Zaid told me…

Andrew M. Johnson (2019-10-06). A Poor Perspective on the UBI. dissidentvoice.org Of late there has been a lot of ink spilled over the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI). Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has made it the center of his campaign. Before going too far, it should be noted that there are legitimate questions to be answered with such a revolutionary proposal and many …

RT (2019-10-06). 'Biden family was PAID OFF, pure and simple!' Trump in latest rant over Ukrainegate. rt.com Attacking the Bidens, the Democrats and the "fake news" media in one powerful swipe, President Donald Trump has fired a volley of trademark Sunday tweets, calling Joe and Hunter Biden's involvement in Ukraine "inexcusable." | "It is INCREDIBLE to watch and read the Fake News and how they pull out all stops to protect Sleepy Joe Biden and his thrown out of the Military son, Hunter," Trump started out, before launching into a Twitterstorm of seemingly damning facts about the Bidens, Ukraine and China. | He brought up Hunter's "$100,000 a month (Plus,Plus)" income from the Ukrainian gas company Burisma "even thou…

RT (2019-10-05). Bernie Sanders says feeling 'great' after doctors confirm 78yo senator suffered heart attack. rt.com Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack before his admission into the hospital this week, his campaign and doctors have confirmed, but the Democratic presidential contender said he will remain in the 2020 race. | The senator, 78, had a "myocardial infarction" — the medical term for a heart attack — before his hospital visit in Las Vegas on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by doctors through Sanders' campaign. | After leaving the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center on Friday, Sanders said he felt "great," and took to Twitter to confirm that he would continue campaigning for t…

RT (2019-10-05). 'Shifty Schiff' an anti-semitic slur?! The latest fabricated racism scandal targeting Trump. rt.com Democrats have called President Donald Trump every synonym for "racist" in the book. But if you assume Trump's insults — calling his rivals "shifty," and "savages" — are coded references to Jews, doesn't that make you the racist? | With Adam Schiff leading an impeachment drive against him, Trump has made no secret of his animosity towards the California Democrat, calling him a "shifty," "lowlife" who should be "questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason." The president has also turned his anger on fellow impeachment Democrat Jerry Nadler (D-New York) and socialist New York Congresswoman Al…

RT (2019-10-04). The Ukraine affair is damning, all right — just not in the way you're being told to think. rt.com Democrats say texts and transcripts involving US officials dealing with Ukraine prove President Donald Trump should be impeached. What they actually confirm, however, is the extent to which the US treats Ukraine as a vassal. | At the heart of the latest media firestorm are the text messages between US diplomats and Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. House Democrats seeking to impeach Trump have already sent a subpoena to the White House seeking more documents, and their allies in the media have proclaimed the texts to be "damning." | Much of the brouhaha centers on messages from Bill Taylor, charge d'af…

United Nations (2019-10-04). UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo amid complex environment of conflict and mistrust. un.org One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities combined with the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, United Nations agencies said on Friday.

Staff (2019-10-04). From Trump to Nixon: "Watergate" Film Explains "How We Learned to Stop an Out of Control President" democracynow.org President Donald Trump called openly Thursday for the leaders of Ukraine and China to investigate Trump's campaign rival Joe Biden and Biden's son Hunter for corruption. Trump's explicit remarks during a press conference came as leaders of the Democratic-led House pushed ahead rapidly with their impeachment investigation. President Trump is just the fourth U.S. president to face a formal impeachment inquiry, joining Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. We spend the hour looking at back at the Watergate scandal, which led to Nixon's resignation in 1974 and is the focus of a documentary titled "Watergate…

FAIR (2019-10-03). HELP FAIR: Want a Better World? Fight for Better Media. fair.org Dear FAIRites, FAIR holds firm to its belief that documenting and challenging corporate media is critically important to maintaining democratic values. The news industry's use of government officials, unnamed sources and right-wing think tank "experts" to distort the news needs to always be called out—now is not the time to let up on media activism. …

Staff (2019-10-03). Headlines for October 3, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Prepare White House Subpoena in Impeachment Probe, Trump Rages Against Impeachment Probe with Profanity and Insults, Bernie Sanders Has Surgery to Clear Blocked Artery, Deaths and Injuries Mount as Iraqi Police and Soldiers Fire on Protesters, EU Officials Wary as British PM Boris Johnson Unveils Brexit Plan , Hong Kong Teen Shot During Protests Charged with Assaulting Officer, Record-Breaking Hurricane Lorenzo Lashes Azores, Heads for Ireland, London Climate Protesters Spray British Treasury with Fake Blood, Cameroonian Asylum Seeker Dies in For-Profit Immigration Jail, Plácido Domingo Quits L.A.

Staff (2019-10-01). To Impeach or Not to Impeach? Chris Hedges & John Bonifaz Debate What Congress Should Do Next. democracynow.org House Democrats subpoenaed President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani Monday, seeking documents related to his work in Ukraine. Last week, Guliani admitted on television that he had urged the Ukrainian government to investigate Trump's political rival and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. This comes as House Democrats continue to build their case for impeaching the president, following a whistleblower complaint focused on a phone call in which Trump asked the Ukranian president to do him a "favor" investigating the actions of Democrats, including Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Trump…

Staff (2019-10-01). Headlines for October 1, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Subpoena Giuliani over Ukraine Work, Report: Trump Pressured Australia, Italy & U.K. to Help with Political Probes, Trump Renews Threats Against Schiff and Intelligence Whistleblower, Hong Kong Protests Escalate as Beijing Marks 70th Anniversary of People's Republic of China, Four Die in Ongoing Anti-Government Protests in Haiti, Somali Militants Attack U.S. Drone Base & Italian Military Convoy, Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore Pleads Not Guilty, Remains Locked Up, U.S. Blocks Cuban Health Minister from Attending Regional WHO Meeting in D.C., GOP Congressmember Chris Collins Resigns over Insider…

Staff (2019-09-30). Edward Snowden: Private Contractors Play Key Role in U.S. Intelligence's "Creeping Authoritarianism" democracynow.org As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect every single phone call, text message and email, and pry into the private lives of every person on Earth. He has just published a memoir titled "Permanent R…

Fight Back (2019-09-29). SDS strengthens at 14th annual national convention. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL — On September 20, New Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapters from across the United States convened at the University of North Florida to reaffirm their commitment to student organizing and to discuss ways to, "Stop Trump, Stop Racism, Stop U.S. Military and Police Terror." The conference peaked at over 80 students with a dozen chapters represented. | Speeches and applause rang through the halls all weekend. Students opened the conference chanting, "Dare to struggle, dare to win!" The conference ended with, "It is our duty to fight for each other, it is our duty to win!" | On Sat…

2019-10-08: Social Media Postees

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Australia's prisoner swap with Iran contrasts with persecution of Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-10-08
The deal exposes the denial of basic legal and democratic rights by the Australian, British and US governments in the continued detention and psychological torture of the WikiLeaks founder.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/08/assa…

Impeachment saga: Trump won't send EU envoy to stand before 'totally compromised KANGAROO COURT' but Dems say they will subpoena
rt.com | 2019-10-08
The Trump administration wouldn't allow Gordon Sondland, a key figure in the Democrats' impeachment effort, to testify before the House's "kangaroo court" — but the chairmen of the committees leading the efforts plan to subpoena. | Democrat-led committees in the US House, which are in the process of collecting evidence to argue the impeachment case against Donald Trump, wanted to hear the testimony of Gordon Sondland, Washington's ambassador to the EU. His scheduled appearance, however, was blocked by the White House. | I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to te…
rt.com/usa/470453-trump-democrats-kangar…

State Department Blocks EU Ambassador's Deposition in Impeachment Inquiry
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-08
| The State Department directed U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland not to appear Tuesday morning for a scheduled hearing about President Donald Trump's communications with Ukraine. | Sondland, a key figure in the burgeoning scandal at the heart of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry, had previously agreed to appear voluntarily before the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight committees behind closed-doors. | The decision to block the top diplomat from speaki…
truthout.org/articles/state-department-b…

US Impeachment Campaign Escalates with Claim of Second Whistleblower
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
The conflict between President Trump and congressional Democrats escalated over the weekend, with attorneys for the CIA officer who triggered an impeachment inquiry declaring that there were other "whistleblowers" coming forward to provide testimony in support of his allegations against …
globalresearch.ca/us-impeachment-campaig…

Overreach, the Achilles Heel of Autocrats
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
It Has Happened Here and Everywhere It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the democratic wave sweeping Europe in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse. It seems like yesterday that we hailed the Arab Spring and its potential for democratization across the Middle East. It seems like yesterday that we scoffed at…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/08/overreach-th…

"Meet the Press" anchor Chuck Todd grills senator: "You don't trust the FBI and CIA?"
wsws.org | 2019-10-08
An exchange between "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd and Senator Ron Johnson sums up the right-wing basis on which the Democratic Party is conducting its impeachment drive against Trump.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/08/todd…

'Gift to Putin!' Meltdown as House Democrat claims Trump plans to ditch Open Skies treaty
rt.com | 2019-10-08
The House Foreign Affairs Committee chair has sent a letter to the White House expressing concern over "reports" that President Donald Trump wants to abandon the Open Skies Treaty. Yet the only such report is his own. | Congressman Eliot Engel (D-New York) denounced on Monday "potential plans" to withdraw from the treaty, saying it would be "a blow to United States national security interests, endangering Ukraine and other key European allies."
rt.com/usa/470407-open-skies-engel-lette…

New Poll Shows Nearly 60 Percent of Americans Support Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-08
| A new Washington Post/Schar School poll released Tuesday showed a majority of Americans approve of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, a dramatic jump in support for the proceedings in the wake of the whistleblower complaint over Trump's talks with Ukrai…
truthout.org/articles/new-poll-shows-nea…

As Trump spins out of control, support for impeachment swells
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-08
The latest Washington Post poll shows 58% of Americans supporting the impeachment inquiry against the president versus 38% opposed and, for the first time, even Republicans are joining those voices with 18% of them agreeing with the probe. The poll follows a scathing ruling from a federal judge yesterday that brushed aside claims by Trump …
peoplesworld.org/article/as-trump-spins-…

Support for Trump's Impeachment Is Only Growing
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-08
A new poll finds 58 percent of the public, including 30 percent of Republicans, now say the House was right to launch a formal inquiry.
truthdig.com/articles/support-for-trumps…

On the Bootlicking Cowardice of Republicans
Eugene Robinson | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
Trump has rarely been held accountable for his bad behavior. He seems not to enjoy the experience. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/08/bootli…

Ocasio-Cortez Takes Aim at Crowley and Kennedy For Challenge to Green New Deal Co-Champion Ed Markey
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
"Joe Kennedy thinks that with the backing of the establishment and the old guard of the Democratic Party that he can beat a progressive champion for justice. Let's show Kennedy that he's wrong." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/08/ocasio-…

As Democrats Threaten Subpoena for Sondland, Calls Grow for Contempt Order If He Refuses to Comply
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-08
Three House committees on Tuesday announced their intention to subpoena Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump's ambassador to the European Union, hours after the White House blocked Sondland from testifying. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/08/democra…

Why Are Americans So Confused About the Meaning of "Democratic Socialism"?
Lawrence Wittner | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-07
The meaning of democratic socialism‚Äïa mixture of political and economic democracy‚Äïshould be no mystery to Americans. After all, socialist programs have been adopted in most other democratic nations. And, in fact, Americans appear happy enough with a wide range of democratic socialist institutions in the United States, including public schools, public parks, minimum wage laws, Social Security, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/why-are-ameri…

Ukrainegate goes to Pentagon: House Democrats subpoena DoD & OMB as part of Trump impeachment probe
rt.com | 2019-10-07
Seeking to impeach President Donald Trump over allegedly using military aid to pressure Ukraine, House Democrats are demanding documents from the Pentagon and the Office of Management and Budget. | Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees of the US House of Representatives have sent out subpoenas, giving the Pentagon and the OMB a week to produce documents related to Trump's decision to freeze military aid to Ukraine. The deadline for compliance is October 15. | Trump "jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with our 2020 election and by withholding military assistance prov…
rt.com/usa/470382-house-subpoena-pentago…

US impeachment campaign escalates with claim of second whistleblower
wsws.org | 2019-10-07
The Democratic Party continues to draw support from the intelligence agencies for its anti-Trump effort.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/07/trum…

Kosovo Opposition Triumphs in Legislative Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-07
Kosovo opposition parties Self-determination (Vetevendosje) and the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) triumphed in Sunday's legislative elections in the small East European country, according to figures from the Central Electoral Commission with more than 80 percent of the ballots counted. | RELATED: | 2nd Whistleblower in Trump-Ukraine Scandal Comes Forward | The Democratic Party of Kosovo, the largest political force in the outgoing government, came in in third place in the voting…
telesurenglish.net/news/Kosovo-Oppositio…

Ofcom to address the BBC's 'lack of transparency' in Naga Munchetty rulings
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-07
Ofcom will address the BBC's "lack of transparency as a matter of urgency" for failing to publish its reasoning for its initial decision over Naga Munchetty, and the Director-General's move to reverse it. | The BBC's executive complaints unit (ECU) last month ruled that BBC Breakfast presenter Munchetty breached editorial guidelines when she remarked on comments made by US president Donald Trump telling female Democrats to "go back" to where they came from. | The ruling was overturned last week by D-G Tony Hall following a large public backlash. | However, Ofcom has said that, following its own assessment, the Ju…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/07/ofcom-to-address-the-bbcs-lack-of-transparency-in-naga-munchetty-rulings/

Campaign to impeach Trump accelerates
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-07
Behind closed doors and out in the streets, the campaign to get the U.S. House to officially impeach GOP President Donald Trump on national security grounds is accelerating, with one exception: Republicans, in polls, in the legislative houses, and in campaign cash. New strides toward impeachment will come this week, when the House Intelligence Committee …
peoplesworld.org/article/campaign-to-imp…

'Biden family was PAID OFF, pure and simple!' Trump in latest rant over Ukrainegate
rt.com | 2019-10-06
Attacking the Bidens, the Democrats and the "fake news" media in one powerful swipe, President Donald Trump has fired a volley of trademark Sunday tweets, calling Joe and Hunter Biden's involvement in Ukraine "inexcusable." | "It is INCREDIBLE to watch and read the Fake News and how they pull out all stops to protect Sleepy Joe Biden and his thrown out of the Military son, Hunter," Trump started out, before launching into a Twitterstorm of seemingly damning facts about the Bidens, Ukraine and China. | He brought up Hunter's "$100,000 a month (Plus,Plus)" income from the Ukrainian gas company Burisma "even thou…
rt.com/usa/470336-trump-biden-family-pai…

A Poor Perspective on the UBI
Andrew M. Johnson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-06
Of late there has been a lot of ink spilled over the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI). Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has made it the center of his campaign. Before going too far, it should be noted that there are legitimate questions to be answered with such a revolutionary proposal and many …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/a-poor-perspe…

2nd whistleblower 'comes forward' with more Ukrainegate 'proof' in Trump impeachment saga — report
rt.com | 2019-10-06
The lawyer representing a whistleblower, whose complaint fueled the Democrats' attempt to impeach Trump for "pressuring" Ukraine, said that a second intelligence officer with "first-hand knowledge" of allegations has spoken up. | Attorney Mark Zaid told ABC News that he is now representing the second whistleblower, who had already been interviewed by Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Michael Atkinson. | Earlier, the New York Times reported that a second person may come forward and testify about the case, but it was not immediately clear whether Zaid's new client is the same person. | Zaid told me…
rt.com/usa/470319-second-whistleblower-t…

'Shifty Schiff' an anti-semitic slur?! The latest fabricated racism scandal targeting Trump
rt.com | 2019-10-05
Democrats have called President Donald Trump every synonym for "racist" in the book. But if you assume Trump's insults — calling his rivals "shifty," and "savages" — are coded references to Jews, doesn't that make you the racist? | With Adam Schiff leading an impeachment drive against him, Trump has made no secret of his animosity towards the California Democrat, calling him a "shifty," "lowlife" who should be "questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason." The president has also turned his anger on fellow impeachment Democrat Jerry Nadler (D-New York) and socialist New York Congresswoman Al…
rt.com/usa/470290-trump-schiff-anti-semi…

Bernie Sanders says feeling 'great' after doctors confirm 78yo senator suffered heart attack
rt.com | 2019-10-05
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack before his admission into the hospital this week, his campaign and doctors have confirmed, but the Democratic presidential contender said he will remain in the 2020 race. | The senator, 78, had a "myocardial infarction" — the medical term for a heart attack — before his hospital visit in Las Vegas on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by doctors through Sanders' campaign. | After leaving the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center on Friday, Sanders said he felt "great," and took to Twitter to confirm that he would continue campaigning for t…
rt.com/usa/470234-bernie-sanders-heart-a…

UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo amid complex environment of conflict and mistrust
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-04
One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities combined with the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, United Nations agencies said on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1…

The Ukraine affair is damning, all right — just not in the way you're being told to think
rt.com | 2019-10-04
Democrats say texts and transcripts involving US officials dealing with Ukraine prove President Donald Trump should be impeached. What they actually confirm, however, is the extent to which the US treats Ukraine as a vassal. | At the heart of the latest media firestorm are the text messages between US diplomats and Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. House Democrats seeking to impeach Trump have already sent a subpoena to the White House seeking more documents, and their allies in the media have proclaimed the texts to be "damning." | Much of the brouhaha centers on messages from Bill Taylor, charge d'af…
rt.com/usa/470232-ukraine-texts-volker-i…

From Trump to Nixon: "Watergate" Film Explains "How We Learned to Stop an Out of Control President"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-04
President Donald Trump called openly Thursday for the leaders of Ukraine and China to investigate Trump's campaign rival Joe Biden and Biden's son Hunter for corruption. Trump's explicit remarks during a press conference came as leaders of the Democratic-led House pushed ahead rapidly with their impeachment investigation. President Trump is just the fourth U.S. president to face a formal impeachment inquiry, joining Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. We spend the hour looking at back at the Watergate scandal, which led to Nixon's resignation in 1974 and is the focus of a documentary titled "Watergate…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/4/charles_f…

HELP FAIR: Want a Better World? Fight for Better Media
fair.org | 2019-10-03
Dear FAIRites, FAIR holds firm to its belief that documenting and challenging corporate media is critically important to maintaining democratic values. The news industry's use of government officials, unnamed sources and right-wing think tank "experts" to distort the news needs to always be called out–now is not the time to let up on media activism. …
fair.org/home/help-fair-want-a-better-wo…

To Impeach or Not to Impeach? Chris Hedges & John Bonifaz Debate What Congress Should Do Next
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-01
House Democrats subpoenaed President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani Monday, seeking documents related to his work in Ukraine. Last week, Guliani admitted on television that he had urged the Ukrainian government to investigate Trump's political rival and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. This comes as House Democrats continue to build their case for impeaching the president, following a whistleblower complaint focused on a phone call in which Trump asked the Ukranian president to do him a "favor" investigating the actions of Democrats, including Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, Trump…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/1/trump_imp…

Edward Snowden: Private Contractors Play Key Role in U.S. Intelligence's "Creeping Authoritarianism"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect every single phone call, text message and email, and pry into the private lives of every person on Earth. He has just published a memoir titled "Permanent R…
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SDS strengthens at 14th annual national convention
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-29
Jacksonville, FL — On September 20, New Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapters from across the United States convened at the University of North Florida to reaffirm their commitment to student organizing and to discuss ways to, "Stop Trump, Stop Racism, Stop U.S. Military and Police Terror." The conference peaked at over 80 students with a dozen chapters represented. | Speeches and applause rang through the halls all weekend. Students opened the conference chanting, "Dare to struggle, dare to win!" The conference ended with, "It is our duty to fight for each other, it is our duty to win!" | On Sat…
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