2019-09-29: Social Media Postees

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal
Consortium News | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-29
The impeachment offensive against Donald Trump is another symptom of a partisan disease that ignores an even greater malignancy.

The Untold Story of the Trump-Ukraine Scandal

Scores of distressed refugees rescued after Mediterranean ordeal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-29
Libya's coast guard has rescued about 70 Europe-bound refugees after days in distress in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the UN refugee agency. | UNHCR said the people have disembarked back in Libya. | The previous day, it said a boat carrying at least 50 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean. | Update on boat in distress: Some 70 persons have disembarked back in Libya by the coast guards, after days in distress at sea. UNHCR partner @IMC_Worldwide at the port to provide support. 2…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/09/29/scores-of-distressed-refugees-rescued-after-mediterranean-ordeal/

The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex Defeats Tulsi Gabbard
Christian Sorensen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-29
The military-industrial-congressional complex (MIC) is the noxious alliance comprised of the Pentagon, the war industry, and Capitol Hill. U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard has spoken out against U.S. military interventions in such sovereign nations as Iraq, Syria, and Libya. While Gabbard's public discussion of the costs of war rankles some within the MIC, she does not …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/the-military-industrial-congressional-complex-defeats-tulsi-gabbard/

'Lift U.S. sanctions off Zimbabwe'
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-09-29
The Brooklyn-based December 12th Movement and Friends of Zimbabwe organized a march from 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue to the United Nations on Sept. 21 and demanded an end to the deadly economic sanctions imposed by the United States on Zimbabwe in southern Africa. The organizers repeatedly chanted "Sanctions kill." . . . | Continue reading 'Lift U.S. sanctions off Zimbabwe' at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/29/lift-u-s-sanctions-off-zimbabwe/

Anti-Sisi protesters return to Egypt's streets in teeth of fierce repression
wsws.org | 2019-09-28
Security forces placed Cairo on a police state lockdown after arresting some 2,000 people in the space of a week.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/28/sisi-s28.html

US Census report: Inequality grew rapidly in 2018 to record levels
wsws.org | 2019-09-28
The US is now as unequal as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and less equal than Kenya, Mexico and Malaysia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/28/inco-s28.html

US Census report: Inequality grew rapidly in 2018 to record levels
wsws.org | 2019-09-28
The US is now as unequal as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and less equal than Kenya, Mexico and Malaysia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/28/inco-s28.html

Still recovering from devastating cyclones, Mozambique, in UN address, warns of global warming's 'nefarious consequences'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The Foreign Minister of Mozambique told the United Nations on Saturday that the world must work harder to reverse the "nefarious consequences of global warming".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1048082

At UN, Sudanese Prime Minister says 'great revolution has succeeded,' country will rebuild, restore values
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The "great revolution" of Sudan has succeeded and the Government and people and will now rebuild and restore the values ‚Äã‚Äãof human coexistence and social cohesion in the country as they try and turn the page on three decades of "abhorrent oppression, discrimination and warfare," Prime Minister Abdullah Adam Hamdok told the United Nations on Friday evening.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1048022

Guinea-Bissau spotlights threats of organized crime, Sahel terrorism in speech to UN Assembly
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
Organized criminal networks continue to pose a threat to Guinea-Bissau and undermine stability in the West African nation, Foreign Minister Suzi Barbosa said in her speech on Saturday to the UN General Assembly.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1048072

A New Satire of FBI Terrorism Stings Draws Its Characters From Real Cases
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2019-09-28
It's a sunny day in Miami Beach as pretty young men and women dance by a pool. A disc jockey stands in a poolside booth, playing music. | Nearby, an FBI informant named Nura and another man, Malik, train their eyes on a drink cart being pushed through the crowd. Malik believes there's a bomb on the cart. All he has to do is dial the number on the phone Nura is holding. | "The bomb will only take out the men, right?" Malik asks, suddenly unsure if he wants to move forward in the attack. | "What?" Nura replies, baffled by the question. | "The men are the soldiers. The women are not the soldiers. Only the men." | "Y…
theintercept.com/2019/09/28/film-review-day-shall-come-fbi/

Human Rights Briefing: Updates on Egypt, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-27
Here's a roundup of human rights news this Friday: UN's Bachelet urges restraint over arrests of Egypt protestors; expert calls for 'democratic shift' in Zimbabwe; Human Rights Council agrees fact-finding mission to Venezuela; independent experts urge freedom for Saudi women's rights defender, after 500 days in prison.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047872

Over 2,000 Arrested in Egypt in Growing Protests Against Sisi
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-27
| Demonstrations continued in Egypt Friday, with thousands taking to the streets to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested over the past week amid protests in Cairo and other cities. The demonstrations were triggered by social media posts by a former army contractor accusing Sisi and other officials of misusing public money. Anti-government protests are rare in Egypt as they've been effectively banned since Sisi came t…
truthout.org/video/over-2000-arrested-in-egypt-in-growing-protests-against-sisi/

Forty Years Ago, the Carter Administration Covered Up a Presumed Israeli Nuclear Test
John Krzyzaniak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
On September 22, 1979, a US Vela satellite detected a "double flash" signal far off the coast of South Africa. It was the tell-tale sign of an atmospheric nuclear explosion: US Vela satellites, launched to help enforce the Partial Test …
globalresearch.ca/forty-years-ago-carter-administration-covered-up-presumed-israeli-nuclear-test/5690367

Central African Republic: Three UN peacekeepers killed, fourth injured following helicopter crash
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-27
Three peacekeepers were killed and a fourth was severely injured after a helicopter crashed on Friday morning local time, in the west of the Central African Republic, the UN mission to the country (MINUSCA) has confirmed.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047962

A Twenty-First Century Children's Crusade
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
"You Had Your Future, And So Should We" This was the chant of thousands of demonstrators, most of them under 20 years of age, as they marched through New York City on 23 September 2019. At about the same time, millions of other young people were demonstrating across the globe: in Australia, India, South Africa,…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/27/a-twenty-first-century-childrens-crusade/

Does the USA Have a Slavery Habit?
Geoffrey McDonald | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
As part of its "1619 Project" on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in North America, the New York Times Magazine ran an essay with the somewhat radical message in its title: "American Capitalism Is Brutal. You Can Trace That to the Plantation" (Matthew Desmond, 8/14/19). But how will studying…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/27/does-the-usa-have-a-slavery-habit/

'We may be small islands, but no man is an island', Papua New Guinea youth tells world leaders
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-27
"All of us from small islands can relate to the word's perception of us, as small islands", but rather than treating them as distant vessels, imagine instead "an undivided Pacific, connected by an ocean highway." That was the plea to world leaders from Vinzealhar Ainjo Kwangin Nen, on Friday, speaking on behalf of her generation, on the front line of climate change.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047912

Witness Intimidation: Unbalanced Trump Seeks Whistleblower Sources, Hints Execution for Espionage
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
This is the sort of tactic former vice president Richard Bruce Cheney deployed against CIA operative Valerie Plame, to punish her husband Joe Wilson for revealing that there was never any solid evidence that Iraq had purchased uranium from Niger. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trumpy_1.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/09/27/witness-intimidation-unbalanced-trump-seeks-whistleblower-sources-hints-execution?cd-origin=rss

Sudan at the start of 'long road to recovery', UN chief tells high-level meeting
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-27
Sudan is now on the long road to socio-economic recovery, following the establishment of a civilian-led government, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a high-level meeting on Friday, at UN Headquarters in New York.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047932

Over 2,000 Arrested in Egypt in Growing Protests Against Sisi, Trump's "Favorite Dictator"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-27
Demonstrations continued in Egypt Friday, with thousands taking to the streets to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. Nearly 2,000 people have been arrested over the past week amid protests in Cairo and other cities. The demonstrations were triggered by social media posts by a former army contractor accusing Sisi and other officials of misusing public money. Anti-government protests are rare in Egypt as they've been effectively banned since Sisi came to power following the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi and launched a widespread crackdown on d…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/27/egypt_protests_sharif_abdel_kouddous

At UN, Somalia's President spotlights country's progress, but cautions eradicating terrorism 'will not be easy'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-26
Somalia is "the perfect example of the success of the multilateral system," President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told the UN General Assembly on Thursday, while acknowledging that the Horn of Africa country still needed international and regional support and cooperation, particularly to deal with threats from Al-Shabab.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1047842

Egypt's Arab Spring Isn't Over
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-25
The recent wave of protests against Egypt's President El-Sisi were sparked by anger at corruption, but also because of the growing inequality in Egypt, says Prof. Angela Joya.
therealnews.com/stories/egypt-arab-spring-is-not-over

Genocide Warnings for Three African States
J.B. Gerald | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-25
These genocide warnings concern current threats to the peoples of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi. Beyond the primary concern for all the people in national groups, a pattern is emerging globally which should remind North Americans of past genocides against native American peoples: the masses of people forced from their homelands, the refugee …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/genocide-warnings-for-three-african-states/

International Human Rights Bodies Provide a Case for Reparations
aclu.org | 2019-09-24
International human rights programs provide models for reparations. | It is common for nations where mass atrocities have taken place to engage in the process of reparation and repair. This process happened in Germany after the Holocaust, South Africa after apartheid, and here in the United States, forty years after the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. As a result, international human rights bodies have sought to lend their expertise to the process, often by holding hearings an…
aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-economic-justice/international-human-rights-bodies-provide-case

Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-24
Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities : AnalysisAs the University of Cape Town weighs refraining from relations with Israeli Universities enabling the gross violation of Palestinian human rights, renowned South African international law scholar Prof. John Dugard finds that UCT "would be acting in accordance with So…
bdsmovement.net/news/opinion-legal-scholar-prof-john-dugard-relations-between-university-cape-town-and-israeli

In Landmark UN Complaint, 16 Children Accuse Nations of Failing to Protect Them from Climate Change
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-24
Youth climate activists from around the world also attended the U.N. Climate Action Summit Monday, where they spoke at UNICEF about a landmark new climate complaint they filed with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Hailing from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the Marshall Islands and Tunisia, the young representatives spoke about why they feel compelled to act on the climate crisis. Among the youth climate activists were Alexandria Villaseñor of New York and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/24/children_vs_climatecrisis

Millions march against climate change, capitalism and war
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-23
Four million people participated in the global climate strike across every continent on Friday, many of them students who skipped school on that day. Demonstrations at more than 5,800 locations in 161 countries began in Australia and the Pacific, moved to Asia, Antarctica, Africa and Europe, and then to North and South America. This is […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/23/millions-march-against-climate-change-capitalism-and-war/

History will judge Mugabe's legacy
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-23
Alan BroughtonIssue 1239 Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change MDC ZANU-PFSeptember 23, 2019Zimbabwe's independence leader and former president Robert Mugabe is remembered for his leadership of the succ…
greenleft.org.au/content/history-will-judge-mugabe-legacy