Daily Archives: October 28, 2019

2019-10-28: News Headlines

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-10-28). Revolts Against The Neoliberal World Order. dissidentvoice.org March in Cape Town, South Africa, March 19, 2014 (from ActiveStills.org.) Protests against the US and big finance-imposed neoliberal capitalism have exploded across the globe. Two weeks ago, in Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising Again In Latin America, we reviewed 12 Latin America nations that are rising up against privatization, the cutting of social programs, …

RT (2019-10-28). Doglassified: Trump releases picture of canine hero who 'cornered' ISIS leader Baghdadi. rt.com President Donald Trump has released an image of the canine who he said chased Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi into a tunnel before the terrorist chief killed himself. The dog's name, however, remains a national secret. | "We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!," Trump tweeted on Sunday, along with a photograph of an alert-looking dog, apparently a Belgian Malinois. | pic.twitter.com/PDMx9nZWvw— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) AVAAZ (2019-10-28). Europe – Help free Africa's last colony! indybay.org Elghalia Djimi was tortured for years, with acid, dogs, and sexual violence — yet she continues her brave and gritty struggle for justice and freedom in Africa's last colony. We have a rare opportunity to help put an end to over 40 years of occupation.

United Nations (2019-10-28). FROM THE FIELD: 'Blue' finance flows in the Seychelles. un.org Protecting marine areas from over-exploitation and providing the people who have traditionally lived off the sea with a sustainable alternative livelihood does not come cheap, but in the Seychelles, a focus on financial instruments is making that task easier.

teleSUR (2019-10-28). Mozambique's Nyusi Elected for Second Term, Opposition Contests. telesurenglish.net Mozambican incumbent President Filipe Nyusi has overwhelmingly won the presidential election, the country's election body announced Sunday. | RELATED: | Poorest Countries Pay Financial, Human Cost of Climate Crisis: Oxfam | Nuysi triumphed with 73 percent of the vote while his ruling left-wing Frelimo was also victorious in the legislative and provincial races.

Tony Pecinovsky (2019-10-28). 'Chicano Communists and the Struggle for Social Justice': A welcome new book. peoplesworld.org Communist support for African-American equality and Black liberation is now well documented and largely undisputed. Gerald Horne's biographies of Paul Robeson, William L. Patterson, and Ferdinand Smith; Robin Kelley's Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression; Sara Rzeszutek's James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement; and Eric …

Staff (2019-10-28). "People Have Reached the Limit": Lebanon Joins Wave of Anti-Government Protests Across Middle East. democracynow.org Tens of thousands of people in Lebanon joined hands on Sunday to form a human chain spanning north to south across the entire country. It was a symbolic display of unity across regional and sectarian divisions amid mass protests that have rocked the country in recent days. The protests sweeping Lebanon come amid a wave of similar anti-government protests in Iraq, Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East. We speak with Rami Khouri, senior public policy fellow and journalist-in-residence at the American University of Beirut, and a columnist at The New Arab.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (2019-10-26). How Jho Low, Wanted For History's Biggest Heist, Parked His Money at an Obscure, Kuwaiti-Owned Bank. theintercept.com Before he was a fugitive, Jho Low's close relationship to a Kuwaiti royal helped grease his way into a bank on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-26). Russia Has 'Proof' US Is Smuggling Oil In Syria & Did Israel/US Create A Civil War In Lebanon? thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/26/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-26). More Troops/Tanks To Syria Confirmed, OPCW Whistleblower, Barr's PreCrime & Mossad Clinton Blackmail. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/25/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Luna Williams (2019-10-26). 'The things I have seen…' The truth about seeking asylum in the UK. thecanary.co "On that journey, nobody cares if you live or die". These were the words of Cumar*, a young Somali man seeking refuge from Libya, when asked to talk about his experiences on the journey to Europe last year. "I thought it was bad in Somalia", he told UNHCR, "but the things I have seen since the journey here… people being electrocuted, being tortured, people dying"."Forced to flee from their homes": Cumar is one of around one million people worldwide who are forced to flee from their homes ev…

The Canary (2019-10-26). Jeremy Corbyn leads congratulations as England reach Rugby World Cup final. thecanary.co Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn led the congratulations as England reached the Rugby World Cup final for the first time since 2007. | Eddie Jones's team produced a highly impressive performance to see off favourites New Zealand 19-7 in Yokohama and seal a spot in the final against either South Africa — the team who beat them 12 years ago — or Six Nations rivals Wales. | Corbyn tweeted: | Congratulations to the @EnglandRugby team on an incredible team performance and hard-fought v…

Tim Libretti (2019-10-25). Who (besides the rich) actually thinks wealth taxes are a bad idea? peoplesworld.org The wealth taxes Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have proposed continue to provoke the malice of Wall Street, corporate Democrats, and now even other Democratic candidates running for president. As I have written in People's World (here and here), the intensity of the energy devoted to this criticism, combined with the lack of …

United Nations (2019-10-25). Central African Republic: 'Transform dreams of peace into reality': mission chief tells Security Council. un.org Updating the Security Council on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, the head of the UN Mission in the country, MINUSCA, called on the country's friends and partners, including the Council, to "transform the dreams of peace, prosperity and development of millions of Central Africans into a lasting reality".

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-25). Trump To Send Possibly Thousands Of Troops & Tanks To "Secure Syria's Oil" & Iraq Goes To UN Over US. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/24/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Fight Back (2019-10-25). Tallahassee activists 'Say her name' and demand justice for victims of police crimes. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On October 22, a lively group rallied in the streets of the historic Florida capital city, chanting "Say her name," "Black lives matter" and "Justice for Atatiana." The action was a part of the National Day Against Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. | The protest brought attention to a recent case of police brutality: that of 28-year-old African American Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot in her own home by Fort Worth, Texas police officer Aaron Dean. | Tallahassee Community Action Committee and Tallahassee Students for a Democratic Society organized the protest…

Staff (2019-10-25). Headlines for October 25, 2019. democracynow.org Trump's Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe into Origins of Mueller Investigation, Trump Planning to Send Troops and Tanks to Eastern Syrian Oil Fields, U.N. to Probe Human Rights Abuses in Chile Amid Mass Protests, Ecuador's Indigenous Leaders Halt Talks with President Over Austerity Protests, Bolivia's Evo Morales Declares Election Victory as Opponents Cry Foul, Thousands March in Guinea to Oppose President's Bid for Third Term, Baltimore Congressmember Elijah Cummings Lies in State at U.S. Capitol, Joe Biden's Campaign Reverses Opposition to Super PACs, Protesters Demand New Jersey Offer Driver's Licenses…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-10-25). Roaming Charges: A Place Where Nobody Knows. counterpunch.org This week marked 8th the anniversary of Gaddafi's death in the Libyan town of Sirte. The lesson of his life is: If you do exactly what the US demands, they'll still enter your country, overthrow your government, hunt you down, torture you to death and display your mangled body in a meat locker. Class dismissed. More

Monica Moorehead (2019-10-24). New York forum / 'End sanctions on China & Zimbabwe!'. workers.org A Workers World Party forum on "Resisting Sanctions & U.S. Economic Warfare, from China to Zimbabwe" was held in New York City on Oct. 17, featuring two speakers. Omowale Clay, Oct. 17. Omowale Clay, a longtime leader of the December 12th Movement, has been a main organizer in building solidarity . . . | Continue reading New York forum / 'End sanctions on China & Zimbabwe!' at Workers.org

United Nations (2019-10-24). Thursday's Daily Brief: Syria latest, tech needs threaten life-saving weather forecasts, #UN75 birthday conversation begins, polio virus nears eradication. un.org A recap of Thurday's main stories: Wireless technology could block life-saving weather forecasts; UN gears up for 75th birthday dialogue; polio close to eradication; UN steps up northeast Syria aid; "unique opportunity" for end to Sudan-South Sudan border disputes.

United Nations (2019-10-24). 'Unique opportunity' to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan. un.org Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan "have never been closer" to reaching a sustainable peace with each other, and their own internal armed opposition groups, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.

Staff (2019-10-23). Video Shows Police Knocking Suicidal Man Unconscious. therealnews.com This Police Accountability Report examines why the police continue to use force when no crime was committed. Chad Wilkins—who was depressed from a recent divorce and had threatened to hurt himself—told the McKinney, Texas police he didn't need their help anymore. They tasered him twice, causing long-term injuries. Send your tips to par@therealnews.com…

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-23). Trump Says US War With Iran May Be Soon, Putin/Erdogan Syria Deal & Iraq Says No US Troops Allowed. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/22/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

United Nations (2019-10-23). Somalia advancing towards 'inclusive and peaceful future' for women, deputy UN chief. un.org Somalia has made "enormous strides on its path to peace and stability", and Somali women's participation in peace and security efforts has "helped advance society towards an inclusive and peaceful future", UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Wednesday.

Staff (2019-10-23). Lebanese Join Growing Protest Wave Against Austerity and Corruption. therealnews.com Anti-austerity protests have swept Sudan, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, and now Lebanon. As'ad Abukhalil discusses how Lebanon is joining what seems like a second Arab Spring focused on a demand for social justice.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-22). US Stays In Syria, Kurds Call On Israel To Attack Turkey & US Says Israel Has 'Right' To Attack Iran. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/21/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

United Nations (2019-10-22). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Nearly 180,000 displaced in Syria's northeast, millions of young lives hinge on funding, WHO urges lead paint ban. un.org A recap of Tuesday's main stories: Syria's northeast sees 180,000 displaced two weeks into fighting; funding shortfalls puts millions of young lives on the line; assistance breakthrough for Yemeni's; UN health agency urges ban on lead paint; Libyan child deaths in Tripoli attack.

Staff (2019-10-22). Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Bernie Sanders Would "Transform the Lives of Poor and Working-Class People" democracynow.org Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, an assistant professor at Princeton University, has just published a book about the racial wealth gap and falling rate of homeownership by African Americans. Her book is titled "Race For Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Home Ownership." Taylor speaks with us about the 2020 presidential candidates' platforms, including Senator Bernie Sanders's proposed wealth tax. She says Sanders's policies bring "to light the connection between the systemic forces that drive inequality and the impact that they have in people's lives."

Staff (2019-10-22). Race for Profit: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on How Banks & Real Estate Biz Undermined Black Homeowners. democracynow.org Recent U.S. census data reveals the homeownership rate for African Americans has fallen to its lowest level since before the civil rights movement. In the second quarter of this year, the rate fell to just 40% — the lowest level since 1950. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's new book, "Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Home Ownership," examines the roots of this crisis. The book has just come out and has been longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award. From Philadelphia, we speak with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, an assistant professor at Princeton University.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-21). Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-19). Donald Best Interview — The Systematic Eradication Of Independent Media & Independent Thought. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today is investigator and former police officer Donald Best, who I recently mentioned in my interview with Aaron Maté, as they are working on a special that will expose corruption at the highest levels of the judicial system. Today, we are going to be discussing freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and …

Kei Pritsker (2019-10-18). Bill introduced in NYC Council to end blockade of Cuba. liberationnews.org The bill advocates ending the U.S. blockade of Cuba, which began 59 years ago, and for the normalization of relations between the two countries.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-18). Kurds Say Turkey Used Chem Weapons & US Announces Syria Ceasefire That Turkey Says Isn't A Ceasefire. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/17/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-17). Iran 'Has Evidence' US, Israel, Saudis Attacked Tanker & Why The Kurds In Syria Are Just Terrorists. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-16). Peter Santenello Interview — The Truth About Iran & Its Sharp Contrast With The MSM Narrative. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today is a guest that I have been greatly looking forward to speaking with, an individual that continually takes on some of the most contentious topics in one of the most politically chaotic times in living memory, braves the unavoidable criticism that will always follow, and as I see it, seeks out the …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-12). Turkey Attacks US Troops, Iran Tanker Bombed No One Cares, CIA "Whistleblower" & Terrorism Vaccine. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-09). US 'Walks Back' Syria "Withdrawal," Kurd's '10,000 ISIS' Warning & The FBI 'Violated Privacy Rights'. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/8/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-08). US Openly Destabilizes Iraq, Trump Threatens To "Obliterate" Turkish Economy & Erdogan Attacks Syria. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/7/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Lora Young (2019-10-08). The Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Mesothelioma Patients. thelastamericanvagabond.com When traditional medicines stop working, doctors can only do so much to treat their patients. Patients who become desperate often turn to other possible solutions for their treatment. This desperation is the case for most mesothelioma patients. Many of them report relief from taking medical marijuana. Despite the approval of the use of medical marijuana …

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.

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-06). Over 100 Dead As Iraqis Call For Gov't Resignation, Rockets and Bombs In Palestine & Israel's US War. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/5/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-04). MSM "Protects" Fake Whistleblower, Twitter Bans Egypt Activists & Iraq In Chaos After Naming Israel. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/3/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-04). US Caught Meddling In Tunisian Election, Israel Politician Likens Israel To Nazi Germany & Hypocrisy. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/4/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-03). Vanessa Beeley Interview — Hala Systems, Human Trafficking & The Militarization Of "Humanitarianism" thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today is Vanessa Beeley, one of the few remaining journalists who still regularly puts herself in harm's way in order to get to the truth that is so often suppressed. She just recently returned from Syria and has some incredible insights into what is taking place in Idlib, and how the guise of …

Ryan Cristián (2019-10-01). Malaysian PM: "Israel Is The Origin Of Modern Terrorism" & Twitter Exec Is Also Army Psyop Soldier. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/30/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-09-29). CIA Trump Manipulation, Israel Bombs Iraq, UN Venezuela Lies Exposed & US "Less Equal" Than Mexico. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/28/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-09-27). US Accuses Assad Of Chlorine Attack Debunked In May, Erdogan Exposes Israel & US Kills 11 In Libya. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/26/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-09-25). Trump's Hypocritical UN Speech, Erdogan Blasts Israel & Saudis Kill MORE Civilians And No One Cares. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/24/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-09-24). US/Afghan Raid Kills 40 Civilians At Wedding, Iraq Bombed Again & NATO Funding Of ISIS Exposed. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/23/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Ryan Cristián (2019-09-23). Iran Narrative Implodes, Saudis Bomb Yemen In Retaliation, MSM Silent, & US Sanctions Venezuela Food. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/22/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

2019-10-28: Social Media Postees

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Revolts Against The Neoliberal World Order
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-28
March in Cape Town, South Africa, March 19, 2014 (from ActiveStills.org.) Protests against the US and big finance-imposed neoliberal capitalism have exploded across the globe. Two weeks ago, in Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising Again In Latin America, we reviewed 12 Latin America nations that are rising up against privatization, the cutting of social programs, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/revolts-against-the-neoliberal-world-order/

Europe – Help free Africa's last colony!
AVAAZ | indybay.org | 2019-10-28
Elghalia Djimi was tortured for years, with acid, dogs, and sexual violence — yet she continues her brave and gritty struggle for justice and freedom in Africa's last colony. We have a rare opportunity to help put an end to over 40 years of occupation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/26/18827616.php

FROM THE FIELD: 'Blue' finance flows in the Seychelles
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-28
Protecting marine areas from over-exploitation and providing the people who have traditionally lived off the sea with a sustainable alternative livelihood does not come cheap, but in the Seychelles, a focus on financial instruments is making that task easier.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1050111

Mozambique's Nyusi Elected for Second Term, Opposition Contests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-28
Mozambican incumbent President Filipe Nyusi has overwhelmingly won the presidential election, the country's election body announced Sunday. | RELATED: | Poorest Countries Pay Financial, Human Cost of Climate Crisis: Oxfam | Nuysi triumphed with 73 percent of the vote while his ruling left-wing Frelimo was also victorious in the legislative and provincial races.
telesurenglish.net/news/Mozambiques-Nyusi-Elected-for-Second-Term-Opposition-Contests-20191027-0022.html

'Chicano Communists and the Struggle for Social Justice': A welcome new book
Tony Pecinovsky | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-28
Communist support for African-American equality and Black liberation is now well documented and largely undisputed. Gerald Horne's biographies of Paul Robeson, William L. Patterson, and Ferdinand Smith; Robin Kelley's Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression; Sara Rzeszutek's James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement; and Eric …
peoplesworld.org/article/chicano-communists-and-the-struggle-for-social-justice-a-welcome-new-book/

"People Have Reached the Limit": Lebanon Joins Wave of Anti-Government Protests Across Middle East
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-28
Tens of thousands of people in Lebanon joined hands on Sunday to form a human chain spanning north to south across the entire country. It was a symbolic display of unity across regional and sectarian divisions amid mass protests that have rocked the country in recent days. The protests sweeping Lebanon come amid a wave of similar anti-government protests in Iraq, Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East. We speak with Rami Khouri, senior public policy fellow and journalist-in-residence at the American University of Beirut, and a columnist at The New Arab.
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/28/lebanon_human_chain_mass_protest

Russia Has 'Proof' US Is Smuggling Oil In Syria & Did Israel/US Create A Civil War In Lebanon?
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-26
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/26/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/russia-has-proof-us-smuggling-oil-syria-did-israel-us-create-civil-war-lebanon/

More Troops/Tanks To Syria Confirmed, OPCW Whistleblower, Barr's PreCrime & Mossad Clinton Blackmail
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-26
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/25/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/more-troops-tanks-to-syria-confirmed-opcw-whistleblower-barrs-precrime-mossad-clinton-blackmail/

'The things I have seen…' The truth about seeking asylum in the UK
Luna Williams | thecanary.co | 2019-10-26
"On that journey, nobody cares if you live or die". These were the words of Cumar*, a young Somali man seeking refuge from Libya, when asked to talk about his experiences on the journey to Europe last year. "I thought it was bad in Somalia", he told UNHCR, "but the things I have seen since the journey here… people being electrocuted, being tortured, people dying"."Forced to flee from their homes": Cumar is one of around one million people worldwide who are forced to flee from their homes ev…
thecanary.co/exclusive/2019/10/26/the-things-i-have-seen-the-truth-about-seeking-asylum-in-the-uk/

Jeremy Corbyn leads congratulations as England reach Rugby World Cup final
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-26
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn led the congratulations as England reached the Rugby World Cup final for the first time since 2007. | Eddie Jones's team produced a highly impressive performance to see off favourites New Zealand 19-7 in Yokohama and seal a spot in the final against either South Africa — the team who beat them 12 years ago — or Six Nations rivals Wales. | Corbyn tweeted: | Congratulations to the @EnglandRugby team on an incredible team performance and hard-fought v…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/10/26/jeremy-corbyn-leads-congratulations-as-england-reach-rugby-world-cup-final/

How Jho Low, Wanted For History's Biggest Heist, Parked His Money at an Obscure, Kuwaiti-Owned Bank
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian | theintercept.com | 2019-10-26
Before he was a fugitive, Jho Low's close relationship to a Kuwaiti royal helped grease his way into a bank on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean.
theintercept.com/2019/10/26/jho-low-1mbd-comoros-offshore-bank/

Central African Republic: 'Transform dreams of peace into reality': mission chief tells Security Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-25
Updating the Security Council on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, the head of the UN Mission in the country, MINUSCA, called on the country's friends and partners, including the Council, to "transform the dreams of peace, prosperity and development of millions of Central Africans into a lasting reality".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1050041

Trump To Send Possibly Thousands Of Troops & Tanks To "Secure Syria's Oil" & Iraq Goes To UN Over US
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-25
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/24/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/trump-send-possibly-thousands-of-troops-tanks-to-secure-syrias-oil-iraq-goes-un-over-us/

Tallahassee activists 'Say her name' and demand justice for victims of police crimes
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-25
Tallahassee, FL – On October 22, a lively group rallied in the streets of the historic Florida capital city, chanting "Say her name," "Black lives matter" and "Justice for Atatiana." The action was a part of the National Day Against Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. | The protest brought attention to a recent case of police brutality: that of 28-year-old African American Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot in her own home by Fort Worth, Texas police officer Aaron Dean. | Tallahassee Community Action Committee and Tallahassee Students for a Democratic Society organized the protest…
fightbacknews.org/2019/10/25/tallahassee-activists-say-her-name-and-demand-justice-victims-police-crimes

Who (besides the rich) actually thinks wealth taxes are a bad idea?
Tim Libretti | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-25
The wealth taxes Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have proposed continue to provoke the malice of Wall Street, corporate Democrats, and now even other Democratic candidates running for president. As I have written in People's World (here and here), the intensity of the energy devoted to this criticism, combined with the lack of …
peoplesworld.org/article/who-besides-the-rich-actually-thinks-wealth-taxes-are-a-bad-idea/

Roaming Charges: A Place Where Nobody Knows
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-25
This week marked 8th the anniversary of Gaddafi's death in the Libyan town of Sirte. The lesson of his life is: If you do exactly what the US demands, they'll still enter your country, overthrow your government, hunt you down, torture you to death and display your mangled body in a meat locker. Class dismissed.
counterpunch.org/2019/10/25/roaming-charges-a-place-where-nobody-knows/

New York forum / 'End sanctions on China & Zimbabwe!'
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2019-10-24
A Workers World Party forum on "Resisting Sanctions & U.S. Economic Warfare, from China to Zimbabwe" was held in New York City on Oct. 17, featuring two speakers. Omowale Clay, Oct. 17. Omowale Clay, a longtime leader of the December 12th Movement, has been a main organizer in building solidarity . . . | Continue reading New York forum / 'End sanctions on China & Zimbabwe!' at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/10/44121/

Thursday's Daily Brief: Syria latest, tech needs threaten life-saving weather forecasts, #UN75 birthday conversation begins, polio virus nears eradication
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-24
A recap of Thurday's main stories: Wireless technology could block life-saving weather forecasts; UN gears up for 75th birthday dialogue; polio close to eradication; UN steps up northeast Syria aid; "unique opportunity" for end to Sudan-South Sudan border disputes.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049981

'Unique opportunity' to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-24
Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan "have never been closer" to reaching a sustainable peace with each other, and their own internal armed opposition groups, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049951

Trump Says US War With Iran May Be Soon, Putin/Erdogan Syria Deal & Iraq Says No US Troops Allowed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-23
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/22/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Somalia advancing towards 'inclusive and peaceful future' for women, deputy UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-23
Somalia has made "enormous strides on its path to peace and stability", and Somali women's participation in peace and security efforts has "helped advance society towards an inclusive and peaceful future", UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049851

Video Shows Police Knocking Suicidal Man Unconscious
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-23
This Police Accountability Report examines why the police continue to use force when no crime was committed. Chad Wilkins–who was depressed from a recent divorce and had threatened to hurt himself–told the McKinney, Texas police he didn't need their help anymore. They tasered him twice, causing long-term injuries. Send your tips to par@therealnews.com…
therealnews.com/stories/video-shows-police-knocking-suicidal-man-unconscious

Lebanese Join Growing Protest Wave Against Austerity and Corruption
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-23
Anti-austerity protests have swept Sudan, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, and now Lebanon. As'ad Abukhalil discusses how Lebanon is joining what seems like a second Arab Spring focused on a demand for social justice.
therealnews.com/stories/lebanon-protest-austerity-corruption-arab-spring

US Stays In Syria, Kurds Call On Israel To Attack Turkey & US Says Israel Has 'Right' To Attack Iran
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-22
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/21/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Tuesday's Daily Brief: Nearly 180,000 displaced in Syria's northeast, millions of young lives hinge on funding, WHO urges lead paint ban
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-22
A recap of Tuesday's main stories: Syria's northeast sees 180,000 displaced two weeks into fighting; funding shortfalls puts millions of young lives on the line; assistance breakthrough for Yemeni's; UN health agency urges ban on lead paint; Libyan child deaths in Tripoli attack.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049791

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Bernie Sanders Would "Transform the Lives of Poor and Working-Class People"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-22
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, an assistant professor at Princeton University, has just published a book about the racial wealth gap and falling rate of homeownership by African Americans. Her book is titled "Race For Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Home Ownership." Taylor speaks with us about the 2020 presidential candidates' platforms, including Senator Bernie Sanders's proposed wealth tax. She says Sanders's policies bring "to light the connection between the systemic forces that drive inequality and the impact that they have in people's lives."
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/22/keeanga_yamahtta_taylor_2020_presidential_candidate

Race for Profit: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on How Banks & Real Estate Biz Undermined Black Homeowners
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-22
Recent U.S. census data reveals the homeownership rate for African Americans has fallen to its lowest level since before the civil rights movement. In the second quarter of this year, the rate fell to just 40% — the lowest level since 1950. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's new book, "Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Home Ownership," examines the roots of this crisis. The book has just come out and has been longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award. From Philadelphia, we speak with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, an assistant professor at Princeton University.
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/22/keeanga_yamahtta_taylor_race_for_profit

Turkey Breaks Ceasefire, US "Secures Syria's Oil" & Assange's Torture & Violation Of Rights Exposed
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-21
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/19/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Donald Best Interview — The Systematic Eradication Of Independent Media & Independent Thought
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-19
Joining me today is investigator and former police officer Donald Best, who I recently mentioned in my interview with Aaron Maté, as they are working on a special that will expose corruption at the highest levels of the judicial system. Today, we are going to be discussing freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/interviews/donald-best-interview-the-systematic-eradication-of-independent-media-independent-thought/

Bill introduced in NYC Council to end blockade of Cuba
Kei Pritsker | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-18
The bill advocates ending the U.S. blockade of Cuba, which began 59 years ago, and for the normalization of relations between the two countries.
liberationnews.org/bill-introduced-in-nyc-council-to-end-blockade-of-cuba/

Kurds Say Turkey Used Chem Weapons & US Announces Syria Ceasefire That Turkey Says Isn't A Ceasefire
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-18
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/17/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Iran 'Has Evidence' US, Israel, Saudis Attacked Tanker & Why The Kurds In Syria Are Just Terrorists
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-17
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/16/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Peter Santenello Interview — The Truth About Iran & Its Sharp Contrast With The MSM Narrative
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-16
Joining me today is a guest that I have been greatly looking forward to speaking with, an individual that continually takes on some of the most contentious topics in one of the most politically chaotic times in living memory, braves the unavoidable criticism that will always follow, and as I see it, seeks out the …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/interviews/peter-santenello-interview-truth-about-iran-sharp-contrast-msm-narrative/

Turkey Attacks US Troops, Iran Tanker Bombed No One Cares, CIA "Whistleblower" & Terrorism Vaccine
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-12
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/11/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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US 'Walks Back' Syria "Withdrawal," Kurd's '10,000 ISIS' Warning & The FBI 'Violated Privacy Rights'
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-09
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/8/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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US Openly Destabilizes Iraq, Trump Threatens To "Obliterate" Turkish Economy & Erdogan Attacks Syria
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-08
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/7/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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The Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Mesothelioma Patients
Lora Young | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-08
When traditional medicines stop working, doctors can only do so much to treat their patients. Patients who become desperate often turn to other possible solutions for their treatment. This desperation is the case for most mesothelioma patients. Many of them report relief from taking medical marijuana. Despite the approval of the use of medical marijuana …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/health/the-benefits-of-medical-marijuana-for-mesothelioma-patients/

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/

Over 100 Dead As Iraqis Call For Gov't Resignation, Rockets and Bombs In Palestine & Israel's US War
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-06
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/5/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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MSM "Protects" Fake Whistleblower, Twitter Bans Egypt Activists & Iraq In Chaos After Naming Israel
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-04
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/3/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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US Caught Meddling In Tunisian Election, Israel Politician Likens Israel To Nazi Germany & Hypocrisy
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-04
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (10/4/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Vanessa Beeley Interview — Hala Systems, Human Trafficking & The Militarization Of "Humanitarianism"
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-03
Joining me today is Vanessa Beeley, one of the few remaining journalists who still regularly puts herself in harm's way in order to get to the truth that is so often suppressed. She just recently returned from Syria and has some incredible insights into what is taking place in Idlib, and how the guise of …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/interviews/vanessa-beeley-interview-hala-systems-human-trafficking-the-militarization-of-humanitarianism/

Malaysian PM: "Israel Is The Origin Of Modern Terrorism" & Twitter Exec Is Also Army Psyop Soldier
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-10-01
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/30/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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CIA Trump Manipulation, Israel Bombs Iraq, UN Venezuela Lies Exposed & US "Less Equal" Than Mexico
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-09-29
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/28/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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US Accuses Assad Of Chlorine Attack Debunked In May, Erdogan Exposes Israel & US Kills 11 In Libya
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-09-27
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (9/26/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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