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2019-10-14: News Headlines

RT (2019-10-14). Media uproar as VIDEO depicting Trump massacring news orgs shown at conservative event. rt.com US media is up in arms after reports that a video depicting Donald Trump massacring 'fake news' agencies and his political rivals was shown at an event held at one of his resorts. | The video in question is a remake of a scene from the 2014 dark comedy 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' where Trump's head is superimposed on the main character, played by Colin Firth. It was aired at an event held by the conservative group American Priority at the Trump National Doral Miami last week. The video was first posted online in 2018. | The fake Trump is shown shooting, stabbing, and killing Democrats like Barack Obama,…

Dean Baker (2019-10-14). The Economics and Politics of Financial Transactions Taxes and Wealth Taxes. counterpunch.org Last month, the Washington Post reported that Joe Biden is considering including a financial transactions tax (FTT) as part of his campaign for the Democratic nomination. For those of us who have long advocated such a tax, this is very good news. On this issue, Bernie Sanders has taken the lead among presidential candidates, including More

Norman Solomon (2019-10-14). The More Joe Biden Stumbles, the More Corporate Democrats Freak Out. commondreams.org Biden continues to greatly benefit from the orientations of corporate media outlets that loudly echo the concerns of corporate Democrats (often called "moderates" or "centrists") and their kindred spirits in realms like Wall Street.(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-10-14). Trump backs China's handling of Hong Kong protests. wsws.org Trump's comments demonstrate that US imperialism, far from defending democratic rights, cynically and selectively exploits "human rights" as the means for prosecuting its own interests.

Renee Parsons (2019-10-14). Will the Democratic Party Exist after 2020 Election? globalresearch.ca Even before Rep. Tulsi Gabbard threatened to boycott the upcoming Dem debate as the DNC usurps the role of voters in the Democratic primacy 2020 election and with an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on the table, the Swamp …

Democratic Socialists of America Santa Cruz (2019-10-14). NO "Green" Capitalism. indybay.org Louden Nelson Community Center | 301 Center St, Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2019-10-14). NDP advocates spending tens of billions on Canada's military. wsws.org Canada's social democrats are full-throated supporters of the Trudeau Liberal government's plans to buy new fleets of warships and fighter jets.

WSWS (2019-10-14). Germany: The election of the SPD leader and the decline of social democracy. wsws.org A glance at the list of candidates for the leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) makes clear the wealthy social layers that set the tone and whose reactionary programme they represent.

teleSUR (2019-10-14). Poland's Nationalists Win Majority in Parliament Again. telesurenglish.net Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party secured a second term in power in Sunday's parliamentary election, partial results showed on Monday, but fell short of the landslide victory it needs to overhaul the constitution. | RELATED: | Poland Goes to Election, Right-Wing Party Heads to a 2nd Term | After four years in power marked by judicial and media reforms that Poland's European partners criticized as subverting democratic norms, PiS campaigned on a promise to enshrine…

WSWS (2019-10-14). No to American fascism! Build a mass movement to force Trump out! wsws.org The defeat of Trump's efforts to create an extreme rightwing authoritarian regime and the defense of democratic rights require the political mobilization of the working class.

Rob Kall (2019-10-14). Republicans Are Going to Remove Trump Soon. counterpunch.org It will not be long before Trump is out of the White House and off the 2020 presidential ballot. In spite of what virtually all the mainstream media have been saying about impeachment going nowhere in the Senate, I am very confident that Trump will not be president and will not be on the ballot More

Fight Back (2019-10-14). Tampa Bay demands Supreme Court uphold LGBT job rights. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On October 7 and 8, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) rallied against the lack of federal job protections for LGBT workers. On October 8, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) began discussions on three cases that relate to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which protects against job discrimination on the basis of "race, color, religion, sex, or national origin," in order to decide whether sexual orientation and gender identity are also protected under Title VII. Tampa Bay SDS held two rallies in response to this, as a part of a National SDS call to action. SDS demanded that…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-14). Majority of Democrats in Early Voting States 'Think Donald Trump Belongs in Prison, Not the Oval Office,' Poll Shows. commondreams.org The survey found majority of likely 2020 Democratic primary voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina agree that "Trump should not only be impeached, but also imprisoned." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-10-13). 'She is a capitalist through her bones and I'm not': Sanders hits out at Warren's effort to fight sameness. rt.com Being progressive and bashing big companies is a hot trend among hopefuls for the Democratic nomination, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been doing just that. But her rival Bernie Sanders called her "capitalist through her bones." | Self-styled democratic socialist Sanders made progressive ideas popular in 2016 race. In the current election cycle, they have gone mainstream and Warren has been capitalizing on promises of breaking up big tech, taxing the rich, providing Medicare for all. She is now almost tied with former vice president Joe Biden, while Sanders is coming third in recent polls. | "There are differe…

RT (2019-10-13). Hunter Biden calls Trump's accusations 'a barrage of false charges'… and resigns from Chinese equity firm. rt.com Hunter Biden, son of 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden, has stepped down from the board of a Chinese equity company while defending his work in Ukraine — the work that President Donald Trump said was "crooked." | "He never anticipated the barrage of false charges against both him and his father by the President of the United States," Biden's lawyer George Mesires wrote in a statement released on Sunday. | Speaking through Mesires, Biden said that he is to resign from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company, and would also "forego all foreign work" if his father is elected president next ye…

teleSUR (2019-10-13). Poland Goes to Election, Right-Wing Party Heads to a 2nd Term. telesurenglish.net Turnout was high in Poland's parliamentary election Sunday, as voters decided whether to award a second term to the nationalists amid growing unease within the European Union about their commitment to democratic standards. | RELATED: | Far-Right Populists in Europe Recalls Eve of WW2, London Mayor Warns | The Law and Justice party (PiS) is expected to win more votes than it did in 2015 and may get enough parliamentary seats to continue to govern alone – but the shift in the pol…

teleSUR (2019-10-13). Syrian Kurds Announce Deal with Damascus to Challenge Turkey. telesurenglish.net The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced Sunday that a deal with the Syrian government to defy Turkey was reached, with the deployement of Syrian troops to the northern border as a first move. | RELATED: | 750 Suspected IS Group Members Fled Camp Due to Turkish Strikes | "In order to prevent and confront this aggression [Turkey's attacks on northern Syria], an agreement has been reached with the Syrian government… so that the Syrian army can deploy along the…

teleSUR (2019-10-13). US: Pentagon to Cooperate in Trump's Impeachment Investigation. telesurenglish.net United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper reported Sunday that the Pentagon would cooperate with the Democrat-led House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | Trump Defies Impeachment Inquiry, Makes Charges More Certain | Through CBS and Fox News, Esper expressed the Pentagon's position on the investigation saying they "will do everything we can to cooperate with Congress and we will do everything we can to answer your questions." | The Secretary of…

Ed Sykes (2019-10-13). Labour has the perfect response to Jo Swinson's terrible take on Jeremy Corbyn. thecanary.co Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has adopted an extreme opposition to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party since assuming her role earlier this year. And on 13 October, she kept up her sectarian stance by again suggesting that there's no way she'd ever work with Corbyn. Labour's response to this, meanwhile, was pure gold. | Sky's Sophy Ridge asked Swinson: Are there any circumstances that you would back a Jeremy Corbyn government? | Swinson answered: No. | Millions of workers are in poverty because Jo Swinson went against raising minimum…

The Real News Network (2019-10-12). IRS Audits Poor People Far More Often Than the Wealthy. dissidentvoice.org Republicans gutted the IRS with New Democrat support. It ensured that the wealthy can cheat our nation with impunity, says Bill Black.

WWSFBAB (2019-10-11). Stop the U.S.-backed massacres in Haiti! workers.org A week of solidarity actions for the people's struggle in Haiti reached hundreds of people from Oakland to San Jose beginning Sept. 30. The public meetings and demonstrations were organized by the Haiti Action Committee to protest police terror and massacre of the Haitian people who are resisting with their . . . | Continue reading Stop the U.S.-backed massacres in Haiti! at Workers.org

Rob Urie (2019-10-11). Democrats Impeach Joe Biden, Fiddle as the Planet Burns. counterpunch.org Establishment efforts to isolate 'corruption' narrowly in the persons of Donald Trump and Joe Biden's son, Hunter, rely on a conception of it that makes sense only within political economy that ceased to function for the rest of us some decades ago. Understood outside of Washington and New York is that the exchange of campaign More

Staff (2019-10-11). IRS Audits Poor People Far More Often Than the Wealthy. therealnews.com Republicans gutted the IRS with New Democrat support. It ensured that the wealthy can cheat our nation with impunity, says Bill Black.

Staff (2019-10-11). Will Impeachment Change Anything for the Masses? therealnews.com Eddie Conway talks to patrons at Conscious Heads barbershop about impeachment, the rift between the Democratic and Republican Parties, whether it all just boils down to corporate interests, and if it will change things for anyone who is not a member of the 1 percent.

John Wojcik (2019-10-11). Montgomery, Alabama has first Black mayor in its two-century history. peoplesworld.org

Ross Barkan (2019-10-11). The Bronx May Send a Homophobic Democrat to Congress. thenation.com The Bronx May Send a Homophobic Democrat to Congress…

Staff (2019-10-11). Headlines for October 11, 2019. democracynow.org Civilians Killed & Forced to Flee Turkish Military Offensive in Northern Syria, Two Associates of Trump's Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Arrested at Dulles Airport, Prince Estate Slams Trump for Using "Purple Rain" at Minneapolis Rally, "Trans Lives Matter": Activists Interrupt CNN Democratic Town Hall, Ethiopian Prime Minister Wins 100th Nobel Peace Prize, Olga Tokarczuk & Peter Handke Win Nobel Prize for Literature, Iranian Oil Tanker Struck in Red Sea, Ecuador: Five Killed Amid Anti-Austerity Protests, News Outlet Splinter Shutting Down, Asylum Seekers Protest "Remain in Mexico" Policy on Brownsville Bridge, Gymnast Sim…

United Nations (2019-10-10). Ebola on the run in DR Congo, 'now we have to kill the virus': UN health agency. un.org Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but "now we have to kill the virus", the UN health agency said on Thursday.

peter_b (2019-10-10). Emergency protests against Turkish invasion of Rojava. greenleft.org.au Rojava revolution Peter BoyleIssue 1240 Australia Australian Kurdish community SydneyOctober 10, 2019On October 8, NSW Greens MP for Balmain Jamie Parker addressed the first of a round…

susan_p (2019-10-10). Trump impeachment inquiry reveals deep ruling class divisions. greenleft.org.au US politics Barry SheppardIssue 1240 United States Donald Trump impeachmentOctober 10, 2019The House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into United States President Donald Trump was launched by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24 an…

Staff (2019-10-10). After Trump Abandoned Kurds, Turkish Invasion Raises Fear of Kurdish Genocide & ISIS Resurgence. democracynow.org Turkey has launched an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas. The offensive began Wednesday, just days after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 16 Kurds have been killed so far. Turkey is claiming the death toll is far higher. The Trump administration has faced widespread criticism from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers for abandoning the stateless Kurds who had helped the U.S. fight ISIS. Turkey is claiming the assault is needed to establish a "

Ryan Grim (2019-10-09). Joe Biden's Family Has Been Cashing in on His Career for Decades. Democrats Need to Acknowledge That. theintercept.com Democrats have sidestepped the question of Hunter Biden's ethics, and how much responsibility Joe Biden deserves. Republicans, though, have no such qualms.

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-10-09). Ohio Progressive Morgan Harper Raised $323,000 in First Quarter of House Race. theintercept.com "What candidates like Morgan Harper and Jessica Cisneros are saying is that any Democrat representing a safe Democratic district should be put on watch."

Akela Lacy (2019-10-09). Mark Zuckerberg Buckles and Will Testify to Congress on Facebook's Cryptocurrency. theintercept.com The hearing comes after Chair Maxine Waters and committee Democrats sent a letter to Facebook calling on the company to suspend plans to launch the cryptocurrency, Libra.

Staff (2019-10-09). Julián Castro Backs Impeachment Effort & Condemns Trump's "Betrayal" of Kurds in Northern Syria. democracynow.org Turkey's government says its troops are prepared for an imminent assault on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. Kurdish fighters said they're bracing for a "humanitarian catastrophe." This follows warnings that former Kurdish allies of the U.S. who feel betrayed by President Trump will abandon thousands of prisoners captured during the U.S.-backed war against ISIS over the past two years. We speak to former housing secretary and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro, who says Trump's move is a…

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…

2019-10-14: Social Media Postees

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The More Joe Biden Stumbles, the More Corporate Democrats Freak Out
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
Biden continues to greatly benefit from the orientations of corporate media outlets that loudly echo the concerns of corporate Democrats (often called "moderates" or "centrists") and their kindred spirits in realms like Wall Street.(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/14/more-j…

Trump backs China's handling of Hong Kong protests
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
Trump's comments demonstrate that US imperialism, far from defending democratic rights, cynically and selectively exploits "human rights" as the means for prosecuting its own interests.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/14/hong…

Will the Democratic Party Exist after 2020 Election?
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-14
Even before Rep. Tulsi Gabbard threatened to boycott the upcoming Dem debate as the DNC usurps the role of voters in the Democratic primacy 2020 election and with an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on the table, the Swamp …
globalresearch.ca/will-democratic-party-…

NO "Green" Capitalism
Democratic Socialists of America Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2019-10-14
Louden Nelson Community Center | 301 Center St, Santa Cruz…
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NDP advocates spending tens of billions on Canada's military
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
Canada's social democrats are full-throated supporters of the Trudeau Liberal government's plans to buy new fleets of warships and fighter jets.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/14/ndpw…

The Economics and Politics of Financial Transactions Taxes and Wealth Taxes
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
Last month, the Washington Post reported that Joe Biden is considering including a financial transactions tax (FTT) as part of his campaign for the Democratic nomination. For those of us who have long advocated such a tax, this is very good news. On this issue, Bernie Sanders has taken the lead among presidential candidates, including…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/14/the-economic…

Media uproar as VIDEO depicting Trump massacring news orgs shown at conservative event
rt.com | 2019-10-14
US media is up in arms after reports that a video depicting Donald Trump massacring 'fake news' agencies and his political rivals was shown at an event held at one of his resorts. | The video in question is a remake of a scene from the 2014 dark comedy 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' where Trump's head is superimposed on the main character, played by Colin Firth. It was aired at an event held by the conservative group American Priority at the Trump National Doral Miami last week. The video was first posted online in 2018. | The fake Trump is shown shooting, stabbing, and killing Democrats like Barack Obama,…
rt.com/usa/470888-trump-massacre-meme-vi…

No to American fascism! Build a mass movement to force Trump out!
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
The defeat of Trump's efforts to create an extreme rightwing authoritarian regime and the defense of democratic rights require the political mobilization of the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/14/pers…

Poland's Nationalists Win Majority in Parliament Again
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-14
Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party secured a second term in power in Sunday's parliamentary election, partial results showed on Monday, but fell short of the landslide victory it needs to overhaul the constitution. | RELATED: | Poland Goes to Election, Right-Wing Party Heads to a 2nd Term | After four years in power marked by judicial and media reforms that Poland's European partners criticized as subverting democratic norms, PiS campaigned on a promise to enshrine…
telesurenglish.net/news/Polands-National…

Germany: The election of the SPD leader and the decline of social democracy
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
A glance at the list of candidates for the leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) makes clear the wealthy social layers that set the tone and whose reactionary programme they represent.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/14/spde…

Republicans Are Going to Remove Trump Soon
Rob Kall | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
It will not be long before Trump is out of the White House and off the 2020 presidential ballot. In spite of what virtually all the mainstream media have been saying about impeachment going nowhere in the Senate, I am very confident that Trump will not be president and will not be on the ballot…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/14/republicans-…

Tampa Bay demands Supreme Court uphold LGBT job rights
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-14
Tampa, FL – On October 7 and 8, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) rallied against the lack of federal job protections for LGBT workers. On October 8, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) began discussions on three cases that relate to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which protects against job discrimination on the basis of "race, color, religion, sex, or national origin," in order to decide whether sexual orientation and gender identity are also protected under Title VII. Tampa Bay SDS held two rallies in response to this, as a part of a National SDS call to action. SDS demanded that…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/10/14/tampa-b…

Majority of Democrats in Early Voting States 'Think Donald Trump Belongs in Prison, Not the Oval Office,' Poll Shows
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-14
The survey found majority of likely 2020 Democratic primary voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina agree that "Trump should not only be impeached, but also imprisoned." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/14/majorit…

'She is a capitalist through her bones and I'm not': Sanders hits out at Warren's effort to fight sameness
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Being progressive and bashing big companies is a hot trend among hopefuls for the Democratic nomination, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been doing just that. But her rival Bernie Sanders called her "capitalist through her bones." | Self-styled democratic socialist Sanders made progressive ideas popular in 2016 race. In the current election cycle, they have gone mainstream and Warren has been capitalizing on promises of breaking up big tech, taxing the rich, providing Medicare for all. She is now almost tied with former vice president Joe Biden, while Sanders is coming third in recent polls. | "There are differe…
rt.com/usa/470816-sanders-warren-capital…

US: Pentagon to Cooperate in Trump's Impeachment Investigation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper reported Sunday that the Pentagon would cooperate with the Democrat-led House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | Trump Defies Impeachment Inquiry, Makes Charges More Certain | Through CBS and Fox News, Esper expressed the Pentagon's position on the investigation saying they "will do everything we can to cooperate with Congress and we will do everything we can to answer your questions." | The Secretary of…
telesurenglish.net/news/pentagon-coopera…

Labour has the perfect response to Jo Swinson's terrible take on Jeremy Corbyn
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-13
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has adopted an extreme opposition to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party since assuming her role earlier this year. And on 13 October, she kept up her sectarian stance by again suggesting that there's no way she'd ever work with Corbyn. Labour's response to this, meanwhile, was pure gold. | Sky's Sophy Ridge asked Swinson: Are there any circumstances that you would back a Jeremy Corbyn government? | Swinson answered: No. | Millions of workers are in poverty because Jo Swinson went against raising minimum…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/10/13/labour-has-the-perfect-response-to-jo-swinsons-terrible-take-on-jeremy-corbyn/

Syrian Kurds Announce Deal with Damascus to Challenge Turkey
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced Sunday that a deal with the Syrian government to defy Turkey was reached, with the deployement of Syrian troops to the northern border as a first move. | RELATED: | 750 Suspected IS Group Members Fled Camp Due to Turkish Strikes | "In order to prevent and confront this aggression [Turkey's attacks on northern Syria], an agreement has been reached with the Syrian government… so that the Syrian army can deploy along the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Syrian-Kurds-Ann…

Crisis after Crisis and Still the Citizen in Capitalism Follows the Paymaster as God
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-13
I've been running into a lot of soft democrats and confused environmentalists lately who are all up in arms about things that really don't mean diddly-squat in the scheme of things. You know, the presidential election (sic), all the perversity of not only Trump, but Holly-dirt, Mainlining Media, and the billionaire class, and this rotten …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/crisis-after-…

Hunter Biden calls Trump's accusations 'a barrage of false charges'… and resigns from Chinese equity firm
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Hunter Biden, son of 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden, has stepped down from the board of a Chinese equity company while defending his work in Ukraine — the work that President Donald Trump said was "crooked." | "He never anticipated the barrage of false charges against both him and his father by the President of the United States," Biden's lawyer George Mesires wrote in a statement released on Sunday. | Speaking through Mesires, Biden said that he is to resign from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company, and would also "forego all foreign work" if his father is elected president next ye…
rt.com/usa/470852-hunter-biden-resigns-t…

Poland Goes to Election, Right-Wing Party Heads to a 2nd Term
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
Turnout was high in Poland's parliamentary election Sunday, as voters decided whether to award a second term to the nationalists amid growing unease within the European Union about their commitment to democratic standards. | RELATED: | Far-Right Populists in Europe Recalls Eve of WW2, London Mayor Warns | The Law and Justice party (PiS) is expected to win more votes than it did in 2015 and may get enough parliamentary seats to continue to govern alone – but the shift in the pol…
telesurenglish.net/news/Poland-Goes-to-E…

IRS Audits Poor People Far More Often Than the Wealthy
The Real News Network | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-12
Republicans gutted the IRS with New Democrat support. It ensured that the wealthy can cheat our nation with impunity, says Bill Black.
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/irs-audits-po…

The Bronx May Send a Homophobic Democrat to Congress
Ross Barkan | thenation.com | 2019-10-11
The Bronx May Send a Homophobic Democrat to Congress…
thenation.com/article/ruben-diaz-congres…

Will Impeachment Change Anything for the Masses?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-11
Eddie Conway talks to patrons at Conscious Heads barbershop about impeachment, the rift between the Democratic and Republican Parties, whether it all just boils down to corporate interests, and if it will change things for anyone who is not a member of the 1 percent.
therealnews.com/stories/will-impeachment…

IRS Audits Poor People Far More Often Than the Wealthy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-11
Republicans gutted the IRS with New Democrat support. It ensured that the wealthy can cheat our nation with impunity, says Bill Black.
therealnews.com/stories/irs-audits-poor-…

Democrats Impeach Joe Biden, Fiddle as the Planet Burns
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
Establishment efforts to isolate 'corruption' narrowly in the persons of Donald Trump and Joe Biden's son, Hunter, rely on a conception of it that makes sense only within political economy that ceased to function for the rest of us some decades ago. Understood outside of Washington and New York is that the exchange of campaign…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/11/democrats-im…

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, 'now we have to kill the virus': UN health agency
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but "now we have to kill the virus", the UN health agency said on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1…

Emergency protests against Turkish invasion of Rojava
peter_b | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-10
Rojava revolution Peter BoyleIssue 1240 Australia Australian Kurdish community SydneyOctober 10, 2019On October 8, NSW Greens MP for Balmain Jamie Parker addressed the first of a round…
greenleft.org.au/content/emergency-protests-against-turkish-invasion-rojava

Trump impeachment inquiry reveals deep ruling class divisions
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-10
US politics Barry SheppardIssue 1240 United States Donald Trump impeachmentOctober 10, 2019The House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into United States President Donald Trump was launched by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24 an…
greenleft.org.au/content/trump-impeachment-inquiry-reveals-deep-ruling-class-divisions

After Trump Abandoned Kurds, Turkish Invasion Raises Fear of Kurdish Genocide & ISIS Resurgence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-10
Turkey has launched an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas. The offensive began Wednesday, just days after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 16 Kurds have been killed so far. Turkey is claiming the death toll is far higher. The Trump administration has faced widespread criticism from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers for abandoning the stateless Kurds who had helped the U.S. fight ISIS. Turkey is claiming the assault is needed to establish a "
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/10/turkey_a…

Ohio Progressive Morgan Harper Raised $323,000 in First Quarter of House Race
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-10-09
"What candidates like Morgan Harper and Jessica Cisneros are saying is that any Democrat representing a safe Democratic district should be put on watch."
theintercept.com/2019/10/09/morgan-harpe…

Mark Zuckerberg Buckles and Will Testify to Congress on Facebook's Cryptocurrency
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-10-09
The hearing comes after Chair Maxine Waters and committee Democrats sent a letter to Facebook calling on the company to suspend plans to launch the cryptocurrency, Libra.
theintercept.com/2019/10/09/mark-zuckerb…

Joe Biden's Family Has Been Cashing in on His Career for Decades. Democrats Need to Acknowledge That
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-10-09
Democrats have sidestepped the question of Hunter Biden's ethics, and how much responsibility Joe Biden deserves. Republicans, though, have no such qualms.
theintercept.com/2019/10/09/joe-hunter-b…

Julián Castro Backs Impeachment Effort & Condemns Trump's "Betrayal" of Kurds in Northern Syria
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-09
Turkey's government says its troops are prepared for an imminent assault on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. Kurdish fighters said they're bracing for a "humanitarian catastrophe." This follows warnings that former Kurdish allies of the U.S. who feel betrayed by President Trump will abandon thousands of prisoners captured during the U.S.-backed war against ISIS over the past two years. We speak to former housing secretary and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro, who says Trump's move is a…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/9/2020_pres…

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…