2019-10-21: News Headlines

Staff (2019-10-21). The Far Right Is Winning the Global Battle for Hearts and Minds. truthdig.com The radical right has developed a violent and racist world narrative, and it is successfully injecting fringe ideas into mainstream culture.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-21). As Trump Tweets He Is 'Bringing Soldiers Home,' Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq. commondreams.org "We simply cannot believe anything the Trump administration says—and neither can our allies." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Justin Anderson (2019-10-20). Chinese Censorship of US Media: New Spin on an Old Tactic. fair.org The Chinese government's ability to set the terms of free speech in the US media and entertainment sphere is surely alarming. However, fears of Chinese censorship might be overreported in comparison with the long history in the US of media censorship at the behest of the US military, government agencies and other foreign countries.

RT (2019-10-20). 'Hillary's gone Crazy!' Russian puppet Trump (almost) blows his cover standing up for Kremlin assets Gabbard & Stein. rt.com The US president has openly admitted to being a Russian puppet (not really, but who cares)! In his latest tweet, Donald Trump sympathized with Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein, whom Hillary Clinton called Kremlin assets and tools. | In case anyone forgot, the White House is Kremlin-controlled territory right now, and the US leader was just one tiny step away from openly admitting it by showing compassion for collateral victims of the Russiagate craze — the Green Party's Jill Stein, and the Hawaiian congresswoman and 2020 Democratic hopeful, Tulsi Gabbard. | So now Crooked Hillary is at it again! She is callin…

Eds. (2019-10-20). WSJ, NYT celebrate 'Shale Revolution' for Investor class, despite its leading to our doom. mronline.org It's not hard to figure out that corporate media represent the perspectives and interests of a small elite investor class of the U.S. population, rather than its vast working class majority. Simply compare the size of the "Business" section in major newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times—ostensibly on opposite sides […] | Source

RT (2019-10-19). 'We don't own Syria': Lee Camp shreds media's 'manipulative' coverage of US troop withdrawal (VIDEO). rt.com President Trump's decision to pull troops out of northern Syria sent the mainstream media into a full-blown meltdown, Redacted Tonight's Lee Camp said, slamming their hawkish coverage as mindless and deceitful. | The withdrawal of US forces stationed in the region prompted the New York Times to run a front-page headline decrying how Syrian forces would soon take control of the "US void"… in their own country. | None of this makes sense, Camp argued. | There are certain things you will never hear from the mainstream media. For one thing, we don't own Syria. This is an illegal invasion of ours… The way they…

RT (2019-10-19). Makers of controversial Trump 'shooting' video respond to criticism with more memes. rt.com After an over-the-top doctored movie clip showing the likeness of President Trump massacring his political and media opponents triggered fits of fury, its creators have responded — with an even more ridiculously edited meme. | The outrage from mainstream media pundits and political commentators was palpable when a meme video went viral last week. It featured US President Donald Trump's face cartoonishly copy-pasted into a mass fight scene from the film 'Kingsman' with everyone else's faces replaced with those of his political opponents and the logos of anti-Trump media. | The scene where the obviously fa…

teleSUR (2019-10-19). Soldiers Patrol Streets of Chile Amid State of Emergency. telesurenglish.net Armed soldiers are patrolling the streets of Santiago Saturday after President Sebastian Piñera decreed a state of emergency to contain citizen protests against increased subway fares. | RELATED: | Chile: President Announces State of Emergency | General Javier Iturriaga del Campo was informed that his troops would be concentrated on surveillance operations in the ci…

Michael Welch (2019-10-19). Canada's Elections Campaign 2019: The Issues Nobody is Talking About. globalresearch.ca The Global Research News Hour radio program is hosting a fund-raiser. These funds are necessary in order to improve and expand on the reporting and analysis we produce on a weekly basis to explore in-depth those issues missed by mainstream …

Anthony DiMaggio (2019-10-18). Trump as the "Anti-War" President: on Misinformation in American Political Discourse. counterpunch.org It is a great propaganda victory for Donald Trump that he has managed to sell himself as "anti-war." Broadly speaking, Trump has no anti-war bona fides to draw upon. He's torn up the Iran agreement, while threatening war in its place. He's threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea. Trump has presided over consistent increases in spending for the American warfare state. And he's engaged in more drone strikes than Obama up to this point in both presidencies. Trump has put forward no timetable for the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He's continued for more than two years the U.S. military presenc…

Joseph Natoli (2019-10-18). Trump on the March. counterpunch.org "Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing?" Elijah Cummings 1951-2019 "I, in my great and unmatched wisdom. .." "Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart." — President Donald Trump tweets "[U]nprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and More

Jonathan Cook (2019-10-18). US Democrats Cultivated the Barbarism of Isis. dissidentvoice.org There is something profoundly deceitful in the Democratic Party and corporate media's framing of Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. One does not need to like Trump or ignore the dangers posed to the Kurds, at least in the short term, by the sudden departure of US forces from northern Syria to …

Staff (2019-10-17). Rep. Ro Khanna: We Need a Responsible Withdrawal from Syria, Not One Oblivious to Human Life. democracynow.org As hundreds of thousands of civilians face displacement and violence amid Turkey's assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria, the House of Representatives voted to condemn Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. support for the Kurds on Wednesday. The measure passed 354 to 60. We speak with Representative Ro Khanna, who says, "We can't just get involved in a place and then walk away and not have some moral responsibility. We have a moral responsibility not just to the Kurds who fought with us against ISIS. We have a moral responsibility to accept Syrian refugees. We have a moral responsibility to help rebui…

Staff (2019-10-17). "Meltdown": Trump Defends Syria Withdrawal as House Votes 354 to 60 to Condemn His Actions. democracynow.org As the displacement of 300,000 civilians over Turkey's assault on Kurdish-controlled areas continues in northern Syria, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to condemn President Trump's actions. Turkey invaded the region on October 9, shortly after Trump virtually greenlit the Turkey assault by abruptly withdrawing a small number of U.S. troops who were protecting Kurdish areas in northern Syria. Since then, the Kurds have aligned themselves with the Syrian government, and a number of former ISIS fighters who were being held by the Kurds have escaped. We speak with Ozlem Goner, assistant professor of soci…

Firas Samuri (2019-10-17). Could Turkish Aggression Boost Peace in Syria? dissidentvoice.org On October 7, 2019, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of American troops from northeast Syria, where the contingent alongside Kurdish militias controlled the vast territories. Trump clarified that the decision is connected with the intention of Turkey to attack the Kurdish units, posing a threat to Ankara. It's incredible that the Turkish …

Joshua Cho (2019-10-16). WSJ, NYT Celebrate 'Shale Revolution' for Investor Class, Despite Its Leading to Our Doom. fair.org It's not hard to figure out that corporate media represent the perspectives and interests of a small elite investor class of the US population, rather than its vast working class majority. Simply compare the size of the "Business" section in major newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times—ostensibly on opposite sides of the political spectrum—with the nonexistence of their "Labor" sections. | But it is hard to think of a more palpable example of corporate journalists seeing themselves aligned with the interests of the investor class, against literally everyone else on the plane…

Staff (2019-10-10). Turkey Moves to Crush Rojava, the Kurds' Radical Experiment Based on Democracy, Feminism & Ecology. democracynow.org As Turkey launches an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas, we look at how the offensive threatens the Kurdish region of Rojava with Debbie Bookchin, co-founder of the Emergency Committee for Rojava. She is a journalist and author who co-edited a book of essays by her father, Murray Bookchin, "The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy." We also speak with Elif Sarican, a Kurdish Women's Movement activist and anthropologist at the London School of Economics, and Ertuƒürul Kàºrkàßàº, honorary chair of the pro-Kurdi…

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 "

Christopher Banks (2019-10-07). Murderer Amber Guyger gets a hug from judge and racist media. liberationnews.org The corporate media message (and preference) was clear: Unconditionally offer forgiveness even when it is not premised on meaningful change and lasting justice.

Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams (2019-09-08). New Season of Amazon's Jack Ryan Focused on Venezuela Denounced as 'Over-the-Top and Ridiculous' US Propaganda. venezuelanalysis.com The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton.

2019-10-21: Social Media Postees

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The Far Right Is Winning the Global Battle for Hearts and Minds
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-21
The radical right has developed a violent and racist world narrative, and it is successfully injecting fringe ideas into mainstream culture.
truthdig.com/articles/the-far-right-is-w…

As Trump Tweets He Is 'Bringing Soldiers Home,' Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-21
"We simply cannot believe anything the Trump administration says—and neither can our allies." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/10/21/trump-t…

'Hillary's gone Crazy!' Russian puppet Trump (almost) blows his cover standing up for Kremlin assets Gabbard & Stein
rt.com | 2019-10-20
The US president has openly admitted to being a Russian puppet (not really, but who cares)! In his latest tweet, Donald Trump sympathized with Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein, whom Hillary Clinton called Kremlin assets and tools. | In case anyone forgot, the White House is Kremlin-controlled territory right now, and the US leader was just one tiny step away from openly admitting it by showing compassion for collateral victims of the Russiagate craze — the Green Party's Jill Stein, and the Hawaiian congresswoman and 2020 Democratic hopeful, Tulsi Gabbard. | So now Crooked Hillary is at it again! She is callin…
rt.com/usa/471340-trump-russia-lover-cra…

WSJ, NYT celebrate 'Shale Revolution' for Investor class, despite its leading to our doom
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-20
It's not hard to figure out that corporate media represent the perspectives and interests of a small elite investor class of the U.S. population, rather than its vast working class majority. Simply compare the size of the "Business" section in major newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times–ostensibly on opposite sides […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/10/19/wsj-nyt-celebrat…

Chinese Censorship of US Media: New Spin on an Old Tactic
Justin Anderson | fair.org | 2019-10-20
The Chinese government's ability to set the terms of free speech in the US media and entertainment sphere is surely alarming. However, fears of Chinese censorship might be overreported in comparison with the long history in the US of media censorship at the behest of the US military, government agencies and other foreign countries.
fair.org/home/chinese-censorship-of-us-m…

Soldiers Patrol Streets of Chile Amid State of Emergency
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-19
Armed soldiers are patrolling the streets of Santiago Saturday after President Sebastian Piñera decreed a state of emergency to contain citizen protests against increased subway fares. | RELATED: | Chile: President Announces State of Emergency | General Javier Iturriaga del Campo was informed that his troops would be concentrated on surveillance operations in the ci…
telesurenglish.net/news/Soldiers-Patrol-…

Canada's Elections Campaign 2019: The Issues Nobody is Talking About
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-19
The Global Research News Hour radio program is hosting a fund-raiser. These funds are necessary in order to improve and expand on the reporting and analysis we produce on a weekly basis to explore in-depth those issues missed by mainstream …
globalresearch.ca/canadas-elections-camp…

Makers of controversial Trump 'shooting' video respond to criticism with more memes
rt.com | 2019-10-19
After an over-the-top doctored movie clip showing the likeness of President Trump massacring his political and media opponents triggered fits of fury, its creators have responded — with an even more ridiculously edited meme. | The outrage from mainstream media pundits and political commentators was palpable when a meme video went viral last week. It featured US President Donald Trump's face cartoonishly copy-pasted into a mass fight scene from the film 'Kingsman' with everyone else's faces replaced with those of his political opponents and the logos of anti-Trump media. | The scene where the obviously fa…
rt.com/usa/471330-trump-new-meme-video/

'We don't own Syria': Lee Camp shreds media's 'manipulative' coverage of US troop withdrawal (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-10-19
President Trump's decision to pull troops out of northern Syria sent the mainstream media into a full-blown meltdown, Redacted Tonight's Lee Camp said, slamming their hawkish coverage as mindless and deceitful. | The withdrawal of US forces stationed in the region prompted the New York Times to run a front-page headline decrying how Syrian forces would soon take control of the "US void"… in their own country. | None of this makes sense, Camp argued. | There are certain things you will never hear from the mainstream media. For one thing, we don't own Syria. This is an illegal invasion of ours… The way they…
rt.com/usa/471298-we-dont-own-syria-lee-…

Trump as the "Anti-War" President: on Misinformation in American Political Discourse
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
It is a great propaganda victory for Donald Trump that he has managed to sell himself as "anti-war." Broadly speaking, Trump has no anti-war bona fides to draw upon. He's torn up the Iran agreement, while threatening war in its place. He's threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea. Trump has presided over consistent increases in spending for the American warfare state. And he's engaged in more drone strikes than Obama up to this point in both presidencies. Trump has put forward no timetable for the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He's continued for more than two years the U.S. military presenc…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/18/trump-as-the…

US Democrats Cultivated the Barbarism of Isis
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-18
There is something profoundly deceitful in the Democratic Party and corporate media's framing of Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. One does not need to like Trump or ignore the dangers posed to the Kurds, at least in the short term, by the sudden departure of US forces from northern Syria to …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/us-democrats-…

Trump on the March
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
"Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing?" Elijah Cummings 1951-2019 "I, in my great and unmatched wisdom. .." "Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart." — President Donald Trump tweets…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/18/trump-on-the…

Could Turkish Aggression Boost Peace in Syria?
Firas Samuri | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-17
On October 7, 2019, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of American troops from northeast Syria, where the contingent alongside Kurdish militias controlled the vast territories. Trump clarified that the decision is connected with the intention of Turkey to attack the Kurdish units, posing a threat to Ankara. It's incredible that the Turkish …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/could-turkish…

Rep. Ro Khanna: We Need a Responsible Withdrawal from Syria, Not One Oblivious to Human Life
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-17
As hundreds of thousands of civilians face displacement and violence amid Turkey's assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria, the House of Representatives voted to condemn Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. support for the Kurds on Wednesday. The measure passed 354 to 60. We speak with Representative Ro Khanna, who says, "We can't just get involved in a place and then walk away and not have some moral responsibility. We have a moral responsibility not just to the Kurds who fought with us against ISIS. We have a moral responsibility to accept Syrian refugees. We have a moral responsibility to help rebui…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/17/trump_me…

"Meltdown": Trump Defends Syria Withdrawal as House Votes 354 to 60 to Condemn His Actions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-17
As the displacement of 300,000 civilians over Turkey's assault on Kurdish-controlled areas continues in northern Syria, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to condemn President Trump's actions. Turkey invaded the region on October 9, shortly after Trump virtually greenlit the Turkey assault by abruptly withdrawing a small number of U.S. troops who were protecting Kurdish areas in northern Syria. Since then, the Kurds have aligned themselves with the Syrian government, and a number of former ISIS fighters who were being held by the Kurds have escaped. We speak with Ozlem Goner, assistant professor of soci…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/17/house_co…

WSJ, NYT Celebrate 'Shale Revolution' for Investor Class, Despite Its Leading to Our Doom
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-10-16
It's not hard to figure out that corporate media represent the perspectives and interests of a small elite investor class of the US population, rather than its vast working class majority. Simply compare the size of the "Business" section in major newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times–ostensibly on opposite sides of the political spectrum–with the nonexistence of their "Labor" sections. | But it is hard to think of a more palpable example of corporate journalists seeing themselves aligned with the interests of the investor class, against literally everyone else on the plane…
fair.org/home/wsj-nyt-celebrate-shale-re…

Turkey Moves to Crush Rojava, the Kurds' Radical Experiment Based on Democracy, Feminism & Ecology
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-10
As Turkey launches an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas, we look at how the offensive threatens the Kurdish region of Rojava with Debbie Bookchin, co-founder of the Emergency Committee for Rojava. She is a journalist and author who co-edited a book of essays by her father, Murray Bookchin, "The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy." We also speak with Elif Sarican, a Kurdish Women's Movement activist and anthropologist at the London School of Economics, and Ertuƒürul Kàºrkàßàº, honorary chair of the pro-Kurdi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/10/turkey_a…

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…

Murderer Amber Guyger gets a hug from judge and racist media
Christopher Banks | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-07
The corporate media message (and preference) was clear: Unconditionally offer forgiveness even when it is not premised on meaningful change and lasting justice.
liberationnews.org/murderer-amber-guyger…