Daily Archives: October 10, 2019

2019-10-10: News Headlines

Staff (2019-10-10). Tunisian Elections Marked by Disappointment With Arab Spring Aftermath. therealnews.com Even though the 2011 Arab Spring began in Tunisia and was arguably more successful there than anywhere else, Tunisians are disappointed and not interested in the upcoming presidential runoff vote, says Angela Joya.

Staff (2019-10-10). The World Is Blithely Ignoring the Longest Catastrophe of Our Time. truthdig.com One of the most persistent bloodlettings on this planet is taking place in Africa and it is likely to continue as the world turns a blind eye.

Ron Ridenour (2019-10-10). Obama: the Greatest War President. dissidentvoice.org Jeremy Kuzmarov has written a seminal book, Obama's Unending Wars: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State (Clarity Press, August 2019), on the US Military Empire led for eight years by a black-faced president residing in the African slave-constructed White House. The author peals the imperial white mask off the black skin in …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies (2019-10-10). Crises in Iraq and Haiti Expose the Failure of Militarized Neoliberalism. commondreams.org Not only are they reeling from protests against government corruption and austerity programs, like Ecuador and Algeria, but in both Haiti and Iraq, their corrupt neoliberal governments were imposed on them by the use of U.S. military force. (Photo: Iraqi Protesters/ AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-83382703.jpg

Tesbih Habbal, Muzna Hasnawi (2019-10-10). In the Midst of Chaos, an Invincible Arab Spring. thenation.com In the Midst of Chaos, an Invincible Arab Spring…

Tony Cartalucci (2019-10-10). Egyptian Protests: A US-Fuelled "Arab Spring" Reboot? globalresearch.ca When the West's leading media organizations attempt to convince audiences they know nothing about where Mohammed Aly — a Spanish-based Egyptian protest leader — came from, the first thing one can be sure of is they are being lied to….

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Egyptian Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Tortured in Prison: Reports. telesurenglish.net Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah had been tortured in prison since his arrest on Sept. 29, said his lawyers and family. | RELATED: | Egyptian Progressive Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Re-Arrested in Latest Crackdown on Dissent | "Alaa was beaten on being arrested, on arrival in prison and has been repeatedly threatened since. He was told if he spoke it would become worse," a statement by his family read. | Fattah, an Egyptian progressive activist w…

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.

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-10). Trump's Pay or Die Healthcare Agenda. Impoverishes American Households, Extends to "Unwanted Aliens" globalresearch.ca Trump is an imperial/corporate tool — hostile to ordinary people everywhere, notably malicious toward aliens of the wrong color from the wrong countries. | When it comes to healthcare, a fundamental human right, he's for Americans having the best treatment money …

Jason Ditz (2019-10-10). New Clashes Erupt in Libya; Fighting Reported in South Tripoli. theantimedia.com Launched in April, Khalifa Hafter's bid to take over Libya, and the capital of Tripoli, looks to be breaking out again.

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-10). Right Kind of Green: Agroecology. counterpunch.org The globalised industrial food system that transnational agri-food conglomerates promote is failing to feed the world. It is responsible for some of the planet's most pressing political, social and environmental crises. Whether it involves the undermining or destruction of what were once largely self-sufficient agrarian economies in Africa or the devastating impacts of soy cultivation in Argentina, localised, traditional methods of More

teleSUR (2019-10-10). Colombian Students Call National March for University Autonomy. telesurenglish.net The Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode) expressed its solidarity with the national march convened by university students. The march, scheduled for Thursday, is for quality public education and against corruption. | RELATED: | Colombia Formalizes Criminal Charges Against Uribe | According to Fecode, the initiative reiterates the necessity of university…

Staff (2019-10-10). Headlines for October 10, 2019. democracynow.org Turkey Launches Ground Offensive in Northern Syria, WH Budget Office Refuses to Comply with Subpoena for Impeachment Probe, Biden Joins Majority of 2020 Field in Calling for Trump's Impeachment, Trump Faces Dozens of New Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Matt Lauer Denies Raping NBC Producer Brooke Nevils in 2014, Germany: 2 Killed in Anti-Semitic Attack Outside Temple on Yom Kippur, U.N.: U.S. Military Killed 30+ Afghan Civilians in Airstrikes in May, Amnesty: Death Toll in Anti-Government Protests in Iraq Surpasses 150, Protests Erupt in Algeria over Corruption & Army's Role in Politics, Egyptian Dissident Alaa…

Staff (2019-10-09). Algerians Protest Against Government-Organized Elections. therealnews.com Algerian youth are fed up with Algeria's post-independence old guard and after succeeding with Bouteflika's resignation, they continue to push for a purging of the government's old guard before new elections are held.

United Nations (2019-10-09). Support 'winds of change' in DR Congo to consolidate positive developments, urges UN mission chief. un.org Recent positive trends could help transform the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into a stable country, the head of the UN operation there told the Security Council on Wednesday.

teleSUR (2019-10-09). Top Tunisian Presidential Candidate Freed Days Before Election. telesurenglish.net Top Tunisian candidate, Nabil Karoui, was freed Wednesday from prison according to his lawyers. | RELATED: | Tunisia's Ousted President Ben Ali Dies in Saudi Exile | "The Court of Cassation [the country's top court] has annulled the detention order," a member of Karoui's legal team told the press, adding that the candidate walked free from the Mornaguia prison located in the northern area of the country's capital of Tunis. | Karoui was detained in August before the first round of elec…

teleSUR (2019-10-09). Colombia: National Strike Against Duque's Labor Reforms. telesurenglish.net The Unitary Central of Workers of Colombia (CUT) announced a day of protests and a general strike against Colombian President Ivan Duque's proposals concerning labor and pension reforms. The organization is also calling for peace in the country where at least 52 former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been killed this year alone. | RELATED: | Colombia Formalizes Criminal Charges Against Uribe | CUT spokesperson said that on Oct. 10 they will hold the first…

Colin Todhunter (2019-10-08). Right Kind of Green: Agroecology. dissidentvoice.org The globalised industrial food system that transnational agri-food conglomerates promote is failing to feed the world. It is responsible for some of the planet's most pressing political, social and environmental crises. Whether it involves the undermining or destruction of what were once largely self-sufficient agrarian economies in Africa or the devastating impacts of soy cultivation in Argentina, localised, traditional methods of …

United Nations (2019-10-08). Some progress made towards security in Mali, but still a long way to go, Security Council hears. un.org Some progress has been made towards restoring peace and stability in Mali as outlined in a fragile 2015 peace deal, yet sustainable peace developments are not happening fast enough, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

United Nations (2019-10-08). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Eye health, UN's financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia. un.org Tuesday's top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase 'dramatically'; work and reforms of the UN 'at risk'; progress on Mali security; South Sudan peace accord anniversary; Rights chief Bachelet urges rollback on Australia migration policies; and an interview with Maha Mamo, living proof of why statelessness needs to end worldwide.

Nicole Roussell (2019-10-07). Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody. liberationnews.org On October 7, protesters gathered in front of immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a candlelight vigil in response to the death of a 37-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.

United Nations (2019-10-07). Guterres: Security Council's African alliances 'needed and appreciated more than ever'. un.org The Security Council's strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed "more than ever", the Secretary-General told the 15-member peace and security body on Monday.

United Nations (2019-10-06). Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali. un.org The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization's Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-10-04). Africa is Becoming the Latest Battleground in the Struggle for Palestinian Freedom. mintpressnews.com Israel has successively driven a wedge between African countries, which, at one point, were united in their unconditional support of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli military occupation and apartheid.

Staff (2019-10-03). As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails. democracynow.org A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…

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.

patrick (2019-10-02). Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath. bdsmovement.net Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath: Open Letter30 Palestinian civil society organizations call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Ramy Shaath, and call on all Palestinian, Arab and international organizations to show solidarity with Ramy's just cause and also…

PACBI (2019-09-24). Opinion by Legal Scholar Prof. John Dugard on Relations Between University of Cape Town and Israeli Universities. bdsmovement.net 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…

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Crises in Iraq and Haiti Expose the Failure of Militarized Neoliberalism
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies | commondreams.org | 2019-10-10
Not only are they reeling from protests against government corruption and austerity programs, like Ecuador and Algeria, but in both Haiti and Iraq, their corrupt neoliberal governments were imposed on them by the use of U.S. military force. (Photo: Iraqi Protesters/ AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-83382703.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/10/crises-iraq-and-haiti-expose-failure-militarized-neoliberalism?cd-origin=rss

Egyptian Protests: A US-Fuelled "Arab Spring" Reboot?
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
When the West's leading media organizations attempt to convince audiences they know nothing about where Mohammed Aly — a Spanish-based Egyptian protest leader — came from, the first thing one can be sure of is they are being lied to….
globalresearch.ca/egyptian-protests-us-fuelled-arab-spring-reboot/5691575

Egyptian Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Tortured in Prison: Reports
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah had been tortured in prison since his arrest on Sept. 29, said his lawyers and family. | RELATED: | Egyptian Progressive Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Re-Arrested in Latest Crackdown on Dissent | "Alaa was beaten on being arrested, on arrival in prison and has been repeatedly threatened since. He was told if he spoke it would become worse," a statement by his family read. | Fattah, an Egyptian progressive activist w…
telesurenglish.net/news/Egyptian-Activist-Alaa-Abdel-Fattah-Tortured-in-Prison-Reports-20191010-0009.html

In the Midst of Chaos, an Invincible Arab Spring
Tesbih Habbal, Muzna Hasnawi | thenation.com | 2019-10-10
In the Midst of Chaos, an Invincible Arab Spring…
thenation.com/article/protests-iraq-syria-egypt/

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/2019/10/1048951

Trump's Pay or Die Healthcare Agenda. Impoverishes American Households, Extends to "Unwanted Aliens"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
Trump is an imperial/corporate tool — hostile to ordinary people everywhere, notably malicious toward aliens of the wrong color from the wrong countries. | When it comes to healthcare, a fundamental human right, he's for Americans having the best treatment money …
globalresearch.ca/trump-pay-die-healthcare-agenda-extends-unwanted-aliens/5691481

New Clashes Erupt in Libya; Fighting Reported in South Tripoli
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-10
Launched in April, Khalifa Hafter's bid to take over Libya, and the capital of Tripoli, looks to be breaking out again.

New Clashes Erupt in Libya; Fighting Reported in South Tripoli

Tunisian Elections Marked by Disappointment With Arab Spring Aftermath
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-10
Even though the 2011 Arab Spring began in Tunisia and was arguably more successful there than anywhere else, Tunisians are disappointed and not interested in the upcoming presidential runoff vote, says Angela Joya.
therealnews.com/stories/tunisia-elections-arab-spring-aftermath

Obama: the Greatest War President
Ron Ridenour | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-10
Jeremy Kuzmarov has written a seminal book, Obama's Unending Wars: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State (Clarity Press, August 2019), on the US Military Empire led for eight years by a black-faced president residing in the African slave-constructed White House. The author peals the imperial white mask off the black skin in …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/obama-the-greatest-war-president/

The World Is Blithely Ignoring the Longest Catastrophe of Our Time
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-10
One of the most persistent bloodlettings on this planet is taking place in Africa and it is likely to continue as the world turns a blind eye.
truthdig.com/articles/the-world-is-blithely-ignoring-the-enduring-catastrophe-of-our-time/

Right Kind of Green: Agroecology
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-10
The globalised industrial food system that transnational agri-food conglomerates promote is failing to feed the world. It is responsible for some of the planet's most pressing political, social and environmental crises. Whether it involves the undermining or destruction of what were once largely self-sufficient agrarian economies in Africa or the devastating impacts of soy cultivation in Argentina, localised, traditional methods of…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/10/right-kind-of-green-agroecology/

Colombian Students Call National March for University Autonomy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
The Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode) expressed its solidarity with the national march convened by university students. The march, scheduled for Thursday, is for quality public education and against corruption. | RELATED: | Colombia Formalizes Criminal Charges Against Uribe | According to Fecode, the initiative reiterates the necessity of university…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombian-Students-Call-National-March-for-University-Autonomy-20191010-0006.html

Support 'winds of change' in DR Congo to consolidate positive developments, urges UN mission chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-09
Recent positive trends could help transform the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into a stable country, the head of the UN operation there told the Security Council on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048891

Top Tunisian Presidential Candidate Freed Days Before Election
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-09
Top Tunisian candidate, Nabil Karoui, was freed Wednesday from prison according to his lawyers. | RELATED: | Tunisia's Ousted President Ben Ali Dies in Saudi Exile | "The Court of Cassation [the country's top court] has annulled the detention order," a member of Karoui's legal team told the press, adding that the candidate walked free from the Mornaguia prison located in the northern area of the country's capital of Tunis. | Karoui was detained in August before the first round of elec…
telesurenglish.net/news/Top-Tunisian-Presidential-Candidate-Freed-Days-Before-Election-20191009-0025.html

Algerians Protest Against Government-Organized Elections
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-09
Algerian youth are fed up with Algeria's post-independence old guard and after succeeding with Bouteflika's resignation, they continue to push for a purging of the government's old guard before new elections are held.
therealnews.com/stories/algerians-protest-government-organized-elections

Colombia: National Strike Against Duque's Labor Reforms
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-09
The Unitary Central of Workers of Colombia (CUT) announced a day of protests and a general strike against Colombian President Ivan Duque's proposals concerning labor and pension reforms. The organization is also calling for peace in the country where at least 52 former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been killed this year alone. | RELATED: | Colombia Formalizes Criminal Charges Against Uribe | CUT spokesperson said that on Oct. 10 they will hold the first…
telesurenglish.net/news/colombia-national-strike-against-labor-reforms-of-duque-20191009-0029.html

Right Kind of Green: Agroecology
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-08
The globalised industrial food system that transnational agri-food conglomerates promote is failing to feed the world. It is responsible for some of the planet's most pressing political, social and environmental crises. Whether it involves the undermining or destruction of what were once largely self-sufficient agrarian economies in Africa or the devastating impacts of soy cultivation in Argentina, localised, traditional methods of …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/right-kind-of-green-agroecology/

Some progress made towards security in Mali, but still a long way to go, Security Council hears
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-08
Some progress has been made towards restoring peace and stability in Mali as outlined in a fragile 2015 peace deal, yet sustainable peace developments are not happening fast enough, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048802

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Eye health, UN's financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-08
Tuesday's top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase 'dramatically'; work and reforms of the UN 'at risk'; progress on Mali security; South Sudan peace accord anniversary; Rights chief Bachelet urges rollback on Australia migration policies; and an interview with Maha Mamo, living proof of why statelessness needs to end worldwide.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048832

Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody
Nicole Roussell | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-07
On October 7, protesters gathered in front of immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a candlelight vigil in response to the death of a 37-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.
liberationnews.org/vigil-justice-for-nebane-abienwi-cameroonian-migrant-dies-in-ice-custody/

Guterres: Security Council's African alliances 'needed and appreciated more than ever'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-07
The Security Council's strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed "more than ever", the Secretary-General told the 15-member peace and security body on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048712

Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-06
The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization's Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048672

Africa is Becoming the Latest Battleground in the Struggle for Palestinian Freedom
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-04
Israel has successively driven a wedge between African countries, which, at one point, were united in their unconditional support of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli military occupation and apartheid.
mintpressnews.com/africa-battleground-struggle-palestinian-freedom/262198/

As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-03
A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/3/california_private_prisons_bill_immigration_detention

Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-10-02
Palestinian civil society calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release activist Ramy Shaath: Open Letter30 Palestinian civil society organizations call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Ramy Shaath, and call on all Palestinian, Arab and international organizations to show solidarity with Ramy's just cause and also…
bdsmovement.net/news/palestinian-civil-society-calls-egyptian-authorities-immediately-release-activist-ramy-shaath

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