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  • Syria Repels Israeli Aggression, Two Civilians Martyred: Video
    Syrian Army’s air defenses repelled an intensive Israeli rocket assault that targeted the outskirts of Damascus. The aggression killed two civilians and wounded two others, SANA news agency reported. The agency quoted military source as saying: “At 01:20 am, Israeli warplanes fired several missiles from the direction of both the Occupied Golan, and Marjeyoun in Lebanon targeting the outskirts of Damascus, and Immediately our air defenses foiled the attack, intercepted the hostile missiles, and downed most of them before they reached their targets.” “The work is still underway to examine the situation clearly and estimate the damages and losses caused ... ...
  • The Coup That Ousted Morales
    Any human being who values justice and freedom would condemn the coup that ousted the Bolivian president Evo Morales on the 10th of November 2019. Morales obtained 47.08 % of the vote to secure a fourth term as president in the election held on the 20th of October. Since his vote was more than 10% of what his closest rival had harnessed, there was no need for a second round of voting according to the Bolivian Constitution. However his opponents did not want to accept the result. Neither did the Organisation of American States (OAS) nor the United States of ... ...
  • Trump Administration Ignores Court Order Stopping 85,000 Acre Payette Forest Logging and Burning Project, Conservation Groups Sue
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in August of 2018 ruled in favor of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Idaho Sporting Congress, and Native Ecosystems Council and halted a massive Forest Service timber sale that would have logged a mammoth 40,000 acres – over 62 square miles! It would have “thinned” the forest so much it would no longer provide hiding cover for elk and deer as required by the Forest Plan and prescribed burning another 45,000 acres – more than 70 square miles. The Court ordered the Forest Service to stop all activities on the Lost Creek-Boulder Creek ... ...
  • A ‘Latte Laughs’: Woman Knocking Back Coffee at Trump Impeachment Hearing Hits Viral Spotlight
    Four witnesses in the impeachment inquiry wrapped up their day-long public testimony before the Democrat-led House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the impeachment investigation against US President Donald Trump enters another week. ... ...
  • Raising the Stakes in the Struggle Over Immigration Detention
    As the struggle for immigrant rights continues to be fought across America, new battlegrounds may come into view, then fade from public attention. For many months, our border drew intense scrutiny, as family separations shocked and horrified millions. Recently, the fate of DACA and 700,000 Dreamers moved back briefly into headlines, as the Supreme Court took up arguments over the Trump administration’s efforts to terminate the program. What hasn’t yet come to full attention, however, is the struggle over the future of immigration detention itself, a conflict whose outcome may have far-reaching consequences for immigration reform in years to come. ... ...
  • Annual consumer inflation slows to eight-year low
    On a month-on-month basis, price growth was 0.0%, versus 0.3% in the previous month. ... ...
  • Tongaat girl (13) arrested for murdering her grandmother
    She told the police she heard a noise in the house and when she went to check, she saw an unknown man using a hammer to attack her grandmother but new evidence led the police to arrest her. ... ...
  • Zimbabwe: Electoral Commission Calls for Input On Strategic Plan
    [The Herald] THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) wants objective reviews from seconded staff, political players, civic society organisations and election observers who participated in last year's harmonised elections on how the election was managed and to capture the aspirations of all Zimbabweans on how they would like to see election management in the future, ZEC chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba has said. ... ...
  • NPA ready to prosecute those implicated in Vrede dairy farm scandal
    The NPA said it couldn’t yet confirm details around when the those implicated in the fraud case would formally be charged. ... ...
  • South Africa: Girl, 13, Arrested for Allegedly Bludgeoning Grandmother to Death
    [News24Wire] A 13-year-old girl has been arrested for the murder of her 63-year-old grandmother, who was found bludgeoned to death in her home in Jan Roz Crescent in Fairbreeze, Tongaat, north of Durban, on Monday. ... ...
  • Jordan Peterson: The Real Aim of Diversity Politics is ‘Fewer White Men’ in Power
    Jordan Peterson, the Canadian public thinker and free speech champion, is a staunch proponent of meritocracy – the notion that people should be rewarded by their individual ability or achievement – as opposed to equity and diversity, according to which a reward is dependent upon a person’s affiliation with an “oppressed” minority. ... ...
  • Pompeo Mulls Resignation to Run for US Senate: Report
    Pompeo is considering keeping his post as head of the US Department of State at least until early spring 2020, Time broke the news late on Tuesday, citing three high-profile sources in the GOP familiar with the official’s plans. Among the reasons behind a possible Pompeo resignation could be the ongoing impeachment probe against US President Donald Trump that is thought to be a risk for the secretary’s political image, while straining his personal relationship with the US president as well, Time said. According to Republican sources cited by the media outlet, Pompeo’s resignation will be decided by his ability ... ...
  • Put on your anti-smog mask first: AirAsia India gives passengers flying to Delhi pollution protection
    One of India’s no-frills airlines has expanded the range of masks available on board; in addition to one for oxygen, it will now give passengers masks to help cope with smog in the capital which recently hit toxic levels. AirAsia India has started to hand out the anti-smog masks, free of charge, to those traveling to Delhi from large cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Kolkata. The air in the Indian capital is so toxic that deadly particles – known as PM 2.5 – can reach deep into the lungs, causing cancer. Now, masks will help passengers to protect themselves ... ...
  • Making Andrew Yang Smarter
    The New York Times ran a column by Andrew Yang, one of the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. Mr. Yang used the piece to repeat his claim that automation is leading to massive job loss. His one piece of evidence is a study that purports to find that 88 percent of job loss between 2000 and 2010 was due to automation. As I and others have pointed out, it is difficult to take this claim seriously. This was a period in which the trade deficit exploded from 3.0 percent of GDP to almost 6.0 percent of GDP. This would ... ...
  • Numsa serves SAA with secondary strike notice
    The latest move comeas after talks between trade unions and SAA brooke down on Tuesday night. ... ...
  • French police use ‘weapons of war’ against protesters: Journalist tells RT how tear gas grenade exploded in his face
    A French journalist recalled the terrifying moment when an explosive tears-gas grenade hit him at the Yellow Vest protest, telling RT that there was no justification for police employing combat tools. The weekend marked one year since the Yellow Vest protests picked up in France, with independent journalist Julien being among the many reporters, covering the anniversary rallies in Paris. It started peacefully, but things quickly got out of hand as the protest apparently got hijacked by a group of demonstrators in black outfits. “It was a real riot. Some scenes resembled urban guerilla warfare,” Julien later recalled. ... ...
  • Zimbabwe: Govt, Rwanda to Strengthen Ties
    [The Herald] Zimbabwe and Rwanda are working on strengthening their ties within the context of the Joint Permanent Commission of Co-operation. ... ...
  • ‘Needs improvement’ vs ‘beyond reproach’: Corbyn and BoJo weigh in on monarchy in wake of Prince Andrew scandal
    There are still unanswered questions in the wake of a shocking sex scandal that purportedly involved Prince Andrew, Jeremy Corbyn has said, following a disastrous interview in which the Duke of York denied the serious allegations. The Labour Party leader was pressed about his thoughts on the royal family, and Prince Andrew in particular, during a televised election debate with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday. Asked if Andrew was “fit for purpose,” Corbyn argued that focus should be put on helping Jeffrey Epstein’s victims, adding that there are “very, very serious questions that must be answered and nobody should ... ...
  • London Summons Chinese Ambassador Over Alleged Mistreatment of Ex-UK Consulate Worker
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  • Central Africa: Sahel Crisis Escalates as World Looks Away
    [VOA] The World Food Organization warns the humanitarian crisis in Africa's Sahel region is growing, while the world pays scant attention to this unfolding tragedy. ... ...
  • Swedish PM Roasted for Denying Link Between Immigration, Crime
    Sweden's embattled Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has been given a vote of no confidence in a recent opinion poll for, among others, pinning the crime wave on segregation and social injustice. ... ...
  • President Ghani claims victory over ISIS in Afghanistan
    Security forces have “obliterated” Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani has said. The statement came hours after a prisoner swap with Taliban insurgents raised hopes of a lull in violence in the country. More than 600 IS fighters have surrendered with their families to the Afghan government in past weeks, Reuters reported. Airstrikes by Afghan and coalition forces, lack of funds and low morale have forced the group to give up, officials say. “No one believed one year ago that we would stand up and today be saying we have obliterated” IS, Ghani told a ... ...
  • Imam Khamenei: Iran forced enemies back in military, political, security warfare
    Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei stressed that Iran has successfully pushed back its enemies in the military, political, and security warfare being waged against the nation. “Both [our] friends and [our] enemies should know that we pushed the enemy back in the arenas of military, political, and security warfare,” Imam Khamenei said in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday with a gathering comprising people active in the areas of production and economy as well as some entrepreneurs. His Eminence further hailed Iran’s effective confrontation with enemy plots aimed at sowing unrest across the country ... ...
  • Video: The 5G Space Weapon, Mind Control Agenda & Kill Grid
    An important and informative interview on the topic of 5G and the “International Appeal To STOP 5G on Earth and in Space”. Spokesperson for the Appeal to STOP 5G, Claire Edwards is the guest on this eye-opening, in-depth and compelling … The post Video: The 5G Space Weapon, Mind Control Agenda & Kill Grid appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Video: The Madness of Putting 53,000 5G Satellites in Space
    Claire Edwards was speaking at a seminar in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday 26 October 2019. Elon Musk has now applied to the Federal Communications Commission for permission to launch a further 30,000 satellites into Earth orbit, bringing the current total … The post Video: The Madness of Putting 53,000 5G Satellites in Space appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • How Western Media Bias Allows Israel To Get Away With Murder in Gaza
    An Israeli attack on Gaza was imminent, and not because of any provocations by Palestinian groups in the besieged, impoverished Gaza Strip. The Israeli military escalation was foreseeable because it factors neatly in Israel’s contentious political scene. The war was not a question of “if”, but “when”. The answer came on November 12, when the … Continue reading "How Western Media Bias Allows Israel To Get Away With Murder in Gaza" The post How Western Media Bias Allows Israel To Get Away With Murder in Gaza appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • General Shows Trump Maps of Oil Fields To Keep US Troops in Syria
    On October 7th, President Donald Trump announced that U.S. troops would be leaving Syria. This announcement knocked Warhawks off their perches in our nation’s capital. General Jack Keane went on Fox News and called Trump pulling out of Syria a “strategic blunder” for the president. The next day after appearing on Fox News and criticizing … Continue reading "General Shows Trump Maps of Oil Fields To Keep US Troops in Syria" The post General Shows Trump Maps of Oil Fields To Keep US Troops in Syria appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Video: Kurdish Radicals Try to Burn Russian-Turkish Patrol
    Kurdish provocateurs have tried to burn a Typhoon MRAP vehicle of the Russian Military Police and a Kirpi MRAP vehicle of the Turkish Army in northern Syria. The incident happened during a joint Russian-Turkish patrol, which was conducted in the … The post Video: Kurdish Radicals Try to Burn Russian-Turkish Patrol appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Iraq Daily Roundup: Three Killed; Six Bodies Found in Mass Grave
    An ISIS grave was discovered. The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Three Killed; Six Bodies Found in Mass Grave appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • The Reel Gardening story: A conversation with founder Claire Reid
    A budding entrepreneur won a gold medal for her invention of a seeded paper tape that took the guess work out of gardening. This idea, born out of frustration when planting a vegetable garden, was put on the back burner while she completed her qualification in architecture. Once qualified, the temptation to follow a paid job was there, but Claire Reid, founder and CEO of Reel Gardening, believed in her concept. Armed with a loan from the Anglo-Zimele Small Business Fund, and a steely determination, she choose to nurture her idea. Her decision paid off and sixteen years later she ... ...
  • Special Report: Takeaways From Day 3 Of Testimony In The Public Impeachment Hearings
    Four witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ... ...
  • Ladies & gentlemen, start your engines: Kyalami 9 Hour
    This coming weekend sees the return of international motorsport to the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit, South Africa’s premier race track. It’s also the return of an iconic event, being a 9 hour endurance race the likes of which was last run in 1982. Eighty four drivers head to Midrand just north of Johannesburg eager to pick up where motorsport legends Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass left off 37 years ago when their Rothmans Porsche 956 prevailed at the original Kyalami. Now, following extensive upgrades to both venue and circuit, the 9 Hour is ready ... ...
  • California Governor Cracks Down On Fracking, Requires Audits And Scientific Review
    Gavin Newsom's initiatives follow a massive oil release from a Chevron facility in Kern County suspected of being caused by a high-pressure steam process for releasing oil from underground rock.(Image credit: Irfan Khan/AP) ... ...
  • Gordon Sondland Returns To Impeachment Inquiry As A Key Witness With An Updated Story
    The U.S. ambassador to the EU will give much-anticipated public testimony Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. His story has changed since he first testified last month.(Image credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) ... ...
  • Baltimore Museum Of Art Will Only Buy Works By Women Next Year
    A 2019 study of major U.S. art museums found that 87% of artists in their collections are men. The Baltimore museum's chief curator calls the initiative "re-correcting the canon."(Image credit: The Baltimore Museum of Art) ... ...
  • Coronation’s fat year not, as clients withdraw a net R44bn
    Those massive airport billboards advising us who we should trust with our savings aren’t working like they once did. Financials released yesterday by “Trust Is Earned” asset manager Coronation also explain a share price that’s halved in the past year. Coronation clients, we read, are withdrawing money at an unprecedented rate: pulling a staggering R44bn from the asset manager in the 12 months to end September. On the upside, Coronation still retains a chunky R571bn under management. And despite 2019’s record annual outflow, its base still generated fees that allowed dividends of over R1bn to be paid to shareholders. That’s ... ...
  • Investors don’t like new Eskom boss; SAA scabs; DA will help Cyril – Steenhuisen; Zim inflation 440%
    By Jackie Cameron Yields on Eskom’s 2021 dollar bonds jumped the most in more than three months after the appointment of Andre de Ruyter as chief executive officer on Monday, showing that bond investors aren’t showing much faith in the utility’s new boss, reports Bloomberg. The premium of two-year over 10-year dollar yields narrowed, suggesting investors are concerned De Ruyter won’t be able to address the debt-laden firm’s short-term challenges, says the news agency. De Ruyter, currently CEO of packaging company Nampak, has considerable corporate experience, though not at a utility. His appointment comes at a time when Eskom ... ...
  • Zionism’s uneasy relationship with antisemitism
    I grew up with a deep love for Israel, the redemptive, out-of the-ashes, kibbutz-loving, feisty little country that could do no wrong, fighting for its life in a sea of hateful Arabs and Jew-haters. I learned that Jews were a people dedicated to worship and the study of Torah and this identity kept us alive during the centuries of antisemitism in Europe. If I was not able to dedicate myself to the... Source ... ...
  • Iranians hold pro-govt., anti-rioting rallies in several cities
    People rally in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz on November 19, 2019 to denounce the acts of violence, which have been staged across the country under the pretext of protest at increase in the price of fuel. ... ...
  • Pentagon weighs retiring 2/3rd of its Global Hawk drones
    As part of a shift toward building the new capabilities needed to counter China and Russia and just months after Iran shot down an expensive US surveillance drone, Global Hawk, over the Strait of Hormuz, the US Defense Department is weighing scrapping about two-thirds of the Air Force’s roughly three dozen Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. ... ...
  • Rouhani Reiterates Enhancement of Iran-Pakistan Economic Interactions
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined the necessity for Tehran and Islamabad to upgrade their economic interactions, and underlined the need for removing obstacles to the expansion of ties between the two neighboring nations. ... ...
  • Iranian Army gives crushing response to enemies’ aggression
    The Islamic Republic of Iran's Army in a statement issued on Tuesday voiced its full readiness and vigilance to defend the country's territorial integrity. ... ...
  • The Jewish progressive agenda according to Bernie Sanders
    Gilad Atzmon writes: In the 2016 Democratic primaries Bernie Sanders presented himself as an American who happened to be Jewish. Now, in a radical shift, Sanders identifies himself as “a proud Jewish ... ...
  • The story of Israeli apartheid stalwart Meir Shamgar
    Lawrence Davidson highlights the fact that recently-deceased Israeli jurist Meir Shamgar, who is regarded as a national hero in Israel, was actually a stalwart of apartheid and advocate of racial discrimination against the Palestinian people. ... ...
  • Israeli army to sack all officers who lack fitness needed during wars: military order
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  • There Are Riots In Iran And The Usual Suspect Are On It
    There are a few riots in Iran and Amnesty International is on it: Amnesty International @amnesty - 15:50 UTC · Nov 19, 2019 At least 106 protesters in 21 cities have been killed in #Iran, according to reports we have ... ...
  • What Was It All For: Iranian Intel Leaks and the US Folly in Iraq
    East Baghdad, January 25, 2007. Newly minted 1st Lieutenant Danny Sjursen, all of 23-years-old, led his scout platoon – the "Ghost Riders” – on yet another meaningless presence patrol in an increasingly aimless war, at about 9:00pm local time in the Al Amin neighborhood of Shia-majority East Baghdad. We were no longer allowed to call … Continue reading "What Was It All For: Iranian Intel Leaks and the US Folly in Iraq" The post What <I>Was</I> It All For: Iranian Intel Leaks and the US Folly in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • California Democratic Party rejects right of return amendment, denounces BDS as antisemitic in its new platform
    At the California Democratic Party’s fall convention on November 17, delegates rejected a resolution that would have recognized the Palestinian right of return. The group’s new platform also reiterates its opposition to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and tags the movement as antisemitic. Pro-Palestine advocates collected petition signatures on the convention floor... Source ... ...
  • Violence Is as Violence Does. All in the Name of “Restoring Democracy”
    Anyone remember the line from the film Forest Gump: ‘Stupid is as stupid does’? Well, now we have, each and every passing day, the bastard children of our violent empire. Yes, violence has always been with us, this the frailty … The post Violence Is as Violence Does. All in the Name of “Restoring Democracy” appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • The glory that is Gaza
    Opportunities to visit Gaza come rarely. Despite occasional misleading reports to the contrary, the blockade remains robust. Promises to repair sewage disposal go unfulfilled, electricity is still sporadic and unpredictable, poverty and unemployment are among the world’s highest, and stunted childhood growth and anemia are visible everywhere you look. Predictions that Gaza would be “unlivable” by... Source ... ...