2019-11-12: News Headlines

RT (2019-11-12). Europeans failed to fulfill their commitments to Iran nuclear deal — FM Zarif. rt.com Europeans have failed to fulfill their own commitments to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday. The statement came in response to a warning by the EU that urged Tehran to stick to the pact or face consequences, Reuters said. | European states have been trying to persuade Tehran to stick to the deal, under which it agreed to curb its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions, despite a decision last year by US President Donald Trump to abandon it. | Iran has long blamed the Europeans for failing to provide the economic benefits it was meant to receive u…

RT (2019-11-12). Marco Rubio blames 'Putin's disinformation' for coverage of Bolivia coup that he doesn't like. rt.com Eager to find some way to implicate Russia in Bolivia's political crisis and control of the US narrative, Republican senator Marco Rubio branded any skeptical coverage of events as an example of how "Putin uses disinformation." | Rubio, an early and avid supporter of protests that ousted former Bolivian President Evo Morales this week, tweeted that those wishing to understand Russian disinformation should "study current coverage" of Bolivia. | In Rubio's world, Russia has created "fake news" on Bolivia and is spreading it via a "vast network of outlets" and "social media actors" before it is "echoed in mainstr…

John McEvoy (2019-11-12). Fear, confusion, and resistance after far-right coup in Bolivia. thecanary.co On the evening of 10 November, sections of the Bolivian military and police launched a successful coup against left-wing president Evo Morales. Though Morales had agreed to hold new elections, the military demanded he step aside. Sources close to Morales claim that he did so in an attempt to prevent more violence, and opposition lawmaker Jeanine An…

Fréa Lockley (2019-11-12). Another day, and yet another Tory candidate is accused of lying. thecanary.co A Conservative MP has been caught out playing fast and loose with the truth on the campaign trail. Cornish MP George Eustice has been accused of lying about one of his constituents on his Facebook campaign page."The way Momentum train them to behave": Eustice is seeking re-election as the Conservative MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle (CRH). He's also agriculture minister at the Department for…

Ben Freeman , Ryan Summers (2019-11-12). The Perfectly Legal Ways Foreign Powers Subvert USDemocracy. commondreams.org This Facebook screen shot provided by The Campaign Legal Center, shows from left, Donald Trump, Jr., Tommy Hicks, Jr., Lev Parnas, and Igor Fruman. Scrutiny placed on malign actors like Rudy Giuliani's associates and their alleged dealings with Ukrainian elites to compromise an American election is certainly warranted. Seldom, however, does anyone even think about the influence operations of foreign powers—operations that are perfectly legal and don't garner headlines. (Photo: Facebook/Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thu

Alex Darocy (2019-11-12). Community Members Re-establish Ross Camp. indybay.org Homeless residents in Santa Cruz are moving back into the Ross Camp today. The area has been fenced off since it was closed by authorities in the spring, but homeless community members are presently accessing it, cleaning it up, and moving back in. Alicia Kuhl of the Santa Cruz Homeless Union is among a group of individuals facilitating services there. She posted the following message on social media: "I'm asking for people to come and show up in support of the re-established Ross Camp today, maybe bring water or food item to share, or just come and support us."

Jonathan Cook (2019-11-12). Israel is Silencing the Last Voices Trying to Stop Abuses Against Palestinians. counterpunch.org It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank — little different from the other 2,670 weeks endured by Palestinians since the occupation began in 1967. The difference this past week was that several entirely unexceptional human rights violations that had been caught on film went viral on social media. One shows a Palestinian father in the West Bank city of Hebron leading his son by the hand to kindergarten. The pair are stopped by two heavily armed soldiers, there to help enforce the rule of a few hundred illegal Jewish settlers over the city's Palestinian population.

Kerry-anne Mendoza (2019-11-12). The video of Boris Johnson endorsing Jeremy Corbyn as PM is not a deepfake. thecanary.co The BBC has released footage of Boris Johnson appearing to endorse Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister. It comes amid efforts to raise awareness of the power of 'deepfake' videos. But this video is not actually a deepfake. It would have been a much scarier, more effective story if it was.The endorsements: The BBC's Catrin Nye teamed up with Future Advocacy to produce two so-called deepfakes. The videos show Johnson and Corbyn seemingly endorsing one another for prime minister in the upcoming general el…

teleSUR Desk (2019-11-11). Evo Morales slams coup plotters for keeping up violence. mronline.org "Mesa and Camacho, discriminators and conspirators, will go down in history as racists and coup plotters," Morales said in a tweet early Monday morning. | Source

Joseph Natoli (2019-11-11). In the Looming Shadow of Civil War. counterpunch.org "If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal," — Donald J. Trump, tweet "The mood of the country has been more poisonous that this; at the time of Nixon's More

teleSUR (2019-11-11). Major Police Attacks Against Evo Morales' Supporters, 1 Dead. telesurenglish.net Residents of the city of El Alto, in the department of La Paz, took to the streets Monday to protest against the coup d'etat that forced the resignation of Evo Morales, however, they were met with violent police repression, in which officers are reportedly using live ammunition and rubber bullets. | "After the first day of the civic-political-police coup, rebellious police use bullets to cause deaths and injuries in El Alto. My solidarity with those innocent victims, among them a girl, and the heroic alter people, defender of democracy," Morales said from his Twitter account Monday. | Bolivia | Security force…

teleSUR (2019-11-11). Mexico Grants Evo Morales Political Asylum. telesurenglish.net Mexico which has offered Bolivian President Evo Morales political asylum on Monday after his forced resignation in the wake of a coup, while thousands of pro-Morales protesters were marching towards the nation's legislative assembly. | RELATED: | Major Police Repression Against Evo Morales' Supports, 1 Dead | "It's a coup because the army requested the resignation of the president, and that violates the constitutional order of that cou…

Jonathan Cook (2019-11-11). Israel is silencing the last voices trying to prevent abuse of Palestinians. dissidentvoice.org It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank — little different from the other 2,670 weeks endured by Palestinians since the occupation began in 1967. The difference this past week was that several entirely unexceptional human rights violations that had been caught on film went viral on …

WSWS (2019-11-11). Facebook and YouTube remove posts naming CIA impeachment whistleblower. wsws.org Facebook and YouTube have taken the extraordinary step of censoring social media content on their platforms that mention the name of the CIA whistleblower behind the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

teleSUR (2019-11-11). Former Ecuadorean President Condemns Coup In Bolivia, OAS. telesurenglish.net Former Ecuadorean leader Rafael Correa said the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales was the result of a coup and that events could have ended in worse violence if the socialist leader had not resigned. | RELATED: | Mexico Grants Evo Morales Political Asylum | In an exclusive interview with RT, Correa condemned the coup in Bolivia a…

Ed Sykes (2019-11-11). Corbyn condemns tragic hard-right coup in Bolivia. thecanary.co In one of Latin America's greatest tragedies in recent years, a hard-right coup is currently underway in Bolivia — where a successful progressive government had ruled for just under 14 years. | UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned this coup in no uncertain terms, saying: | To see @evoespueblo who, along with a powerful movement, has brought so much social progress forced from office by the military is appalling. | I condemn this coup against the Bolivian people and stand with the…

Tracy Keeling (2019-11-11). Jeremy Corbyn nails exactly what damage the Brexit Party 'pact' could do to the Tories. thecanary.co Nigel Farage has revealed that the Brexit Party will not contest any of 2017's 317 Tory seats in the upcoming election. Instead, Farage said the party will put its "total effort" into Labour-held areas. | On Twitter, Jeremy Corbyn pointed to who…

RT (2019-11-09). 'Reverse Pol Pot': Berkeley philosophy lecturer slammed after saying rural Americans made 'bad life decisions' & should be SHAMED. rt.com A Harvard-educated UC Berkeley philosophy lecturer is catching flak for bashing rural Americans as parasites on more "efficient" city-dwellers. He has since apologized for the tone of the original tweets, but not their substance. | Disdain for "flyover country" by the coastal elites is a trope of American politics and culture wars at this point, but Jackson Kernion apparently sought to embody it with a series of tweets this week, declaring that Americans living in the countryside should not be "subsidized by those who choose a more efficient way of life." | Pretty sure I did a bad tweet here. Gonna delete it.

Middle East Eye (2019-11-09). Twitter Boss Met Mohammed Bin Salman Six Months After Saudi Spy Discovered. theantimedia.com Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with Mohammed bin Salman months after learning that a spy, directed by Saudi Arabia, had infiltrated the company.

Ryan Grim (2019-11-08). A Facebook Ban on Political Ads Would Be a Major Blow to the Left. Just Look at AOC's Campaign. theintercept.com AOC fueled her rise, and the rise of a movement, by deftly combining on-the-ground organizing with sophisticated targeting on Facebook.

Staff (2019-11-07). Ex-Twitter Workers Charged with Spying for Saudis as Part of Kingdom's Growing Crackdown on Dissent. democracynow.org The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two former Twitter employees with helping Saudi Arabia spy on thousands of the kingdom's critics. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo are accused of giving the Saudi government detailed information about users, including telephone numbers and email addresses linked to the accounts, as well as internet protocol addresses that could be used to identify a user's location. The charges are being filed just over a year after the brutal murder of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey. A new report by Human Rights Watch fin…

Staff (2019-11-07). Headlines for November 7, 2019. democracynow.org Televised Impeachment Hearings Begin Next Week, Sessions to Run for Old Senate Seat; Pressley Endorses Warren, Trump Expands Military Mission in Syria Aimed at Controlling Oil Fields, Esper to Urge Trump Not to Intervene in Cases of Soldiers Accused of Murder, Judge Voids Trump Rule Allowing Medical Workers to Deny Care on Religious Grounds, ProPublica: Pence's Office Meddled in Foreign Aid Money to Favor Christians, DOJ Charges Ex-Twitter Employees; California Investigates Facebook, New Zealand Approves Landmark Climate Legislation Aimed at Zero Carbon Emissions, U.S.-Manufactured Ammunition Used in Massacre of…

Peter Ford (2019-11-07). Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Trump's Syria Oil Grab. mintpressnews.com The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications for U.S. partners: | We are repositioning @CJTFOIR forces to Deir ez Zor #Syria to continue partnering w/ #SDF to defeat ISIS remnants, protect critical infrastructure, & deny ISIS access to revenue sources…

Lucas Koerner (2019-11-05). Media Conceal Chile's State Criminality, Delegitimize Bolivian Democracy. fair.org Chilean protester beaten by government forces (Twitter, 10/21/19) | Chile's anti-neoliberal rebellion is entering its third week, and the brutal crackdown continues. Hard-right President Sebastian Piñera and his generals have effectively decreed the country's oligarch-dominated democracy out of existence by sending soldiers into the streets to kill, maim and torture their own people. | And, for the most part, the Western corporate media blackout persists unabated. | October 25's historic 1.2 million—person march in Santiago—the…

Hannah Gais (2019-10-23). YouTube Yanks Second Red Ice Channel. splcenter.org YouTube has taken down a second Red Ice channel after the hate network tried to circumvent the media giant's initial ban.

Hannah Gais (2019-10-18). YouTube Takes Down Red Ice's Main Channel. splcenter.org YouTube removed one of the most prominent video news outlets for white nationalists, Red Ice, from its platform.

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Marco Rubio blames 'Putin's disinformation' for coverage of Bolivia coup that he doesn't like
rt.com | 2019-11-12
Eager to find some way to implicate Russia in Bolivia's political crisis and control of the US narrative, Republican senator Marco Rubio branded any skeptical coverage of events as an example of how "Putin uses disinformation." | Rubio, an early and avid supporter of protests that ousted former Bolivian President Evo Morales this week, tweeted that those wishing to understand Russian disinformation should "study current coverage" of Bolivia. | In Rubio's world, Russia has created "fake news" on Bolivia and is spreading it via a "vast network of outlets" and "social media actors" before it is "echoed in mainstr…
rt.com/usa/473270-marco-rubio-bolivia-russia/

Israel is Silencing the Last Voices Trying to Stop Abuses Against Palestinians
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-12
It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank — little different from the other 2,670 weeks endured by Palestinians since the occupation began in 1967. The difference this past week was that several entirely unexceptional human rights violations that had been caught on film went viral on social media. One shows a Palestinian father in the West Bank city of Hebron leading his son by the hand to kindergarten. The pair are stopped by two heavily armed soldiers, there to help enforce the rule of a few hundred illegal Jewish settlers over the city's Palestinian population.
counterpunch.org/2019/11/12/israel-is-silencing-the-last-voices-trying-to-stop-abuses-against-palestinians/

Another day, and yet another Tory candidate is accused of lying
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-11-12
A Conservative MP has been caught out playing fast and loose with the truth on the campaign trail. Cornish MP George Eustice has been accused of lying about one of his constituents on his Facebook campaign page."The way Momentum train them to behave": Eustice is seeking re-election as the Conservative MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle (CRH). He's also agriculture minister at the Department for…
thecanary.co/exclusive/2019/11/12/another-day-and-yet-another-tory-candidate-is-accused-of-lying/

The Perfectly Legal Ways Foreign Powers Subvert USDemocracy
Ben Freeman , Ryan Summers | commondreams.org | 2019-11-12
This Facebook screen shot provided by The Campaign Legal Center, shows from left, Donald Trump, Jr., Tommy Hicks, Jr., Lev Parnas, and Igor Fruman. Scrutiny placed on malign actors like Rudy Giuliani's associates and their alleged dealings with Ukrainian elites to compromise an American election is certainly warranted. Seldom, however, does anyone even think about the influence operations of foreign powers—operations that are perfectly legal and don't garner headlines. (Photo: Facebook/Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thu
commondreams.org/views/2019/11/12/perfectly-legal-ways-foreign-powers-subvert-usdemocracy?cd-origin=rss

Europeans failed to fulfill their commitments to Iran nuclear deal — FM Zarif
rt.com | 2019-11-12
Europeans have failed to fulfill their own commitments to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday. The statement came in response to a warning by the EU that urged Tehran to stick to the pact or face consequences, Reuters said. | European states have been trying to persuade Tehran to stick to the deal, under which it agreed to curb its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions, despite a decision last year by US President Donald Trump to abandon it. | Iran has long blamed the Europeans for failing to provide the economic benefits it was meant to receive u…
rt.com/newsline/473253-europeans-iran-nuclear-zarif/

Community Members Re-establish Ross Camp
Alex Darocy | indybay.org | 2019-11-12
Homeless residents in Santa Cruz are moving back into the Ross Camp today. The area has been fenced off since it was closed by authorities in the spring, but homeless community members are presently accessing it, cleaning it up, and moving back in. Alicia Kuhl of the Santa Cruz Homeless Union is among a group of individuals facilitating services there. She posted the following message on social media: "I'm asking for people to come and show up in support of the re-established Ross Camp today, maybe bring water or food item to share, or just come and support us."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/10/18827989.php

Major Police Attacks Against Evo Morales' Supporters, 1 Dead
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-11
Residents of the city of El Alto, in the department of La Paz, took to the streets Monday to protest against the coup d'etat that forced the resignation of Evo Morales, however, they were met with violent police repression, in which officers are reportedly using live ammunition and rubber bullets. | "After the first day of the civic-political-police coup, rebellious police use bullets to cause deaths and injuries in El Alto. My solidarity with those innocent victims, among them a girl, and the heroic alter people, defender of democracy," Morales said from his Twitter account Monday. | Bolivia | Security force…
telesurenglish.net/news/Major-Police-Attacks-Against-Evo-Morales-Supporters-1-Dead-20191111-0005.html

Israel is silencing the last voices trying to prevent abuse of Palestinians
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-11
It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank — little different from the other 2,670 weeks endured by Palestinians since the occupation began in 1967. The difference this past week was that several entirely unexceptional human rights violations that had been caught on film went viral on …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/israel-is-silencing-the-last-voices-trying-to-prevent-abuse-of-palestinians/

Facebook and YouTube remove posts naming CIA impeachment whistleblower
wsws.org | 2019-11-11
Facebook and YouTube have taken the extraordinary step of censoring social media content on their platforms that mention the name of the CIA whistleblower behind the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/11/face-n11.html

Evo Morales slams coup plotters for keeping up violence
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2019-11-11
"Mesa and Camacho, discriminators and conspirators, will go down in history as racists and coup plotters," Morales said in a tweet early Monday morning. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/11/evo-morales-slams-coup-plotters-for-keeping-up-violence/

In the Looming Shadow of Civil War
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-11
"If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal," — Donald J. Trump, tweet…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/11/in-the-looming-shadow-of-civil-war/

Jeremy Corbyn nails exactly what damage the Brexit Party 'pact' could do to the Tories
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-11-11
Nigel Farage has revealed that the Brexit Party will not contest any of 2017's 317 Tory seats in the upcoming election. Instead, Farage said the party will put its "total effort" into Labour-held areas. | On Twitter, Jeremy Corbyn pointed to who…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2019/11/11/jeremy-corbyn-nails-exactly-what-damage-the-brexit-party-pact-could-do-to-the-tories/

Twitter Boss Met Mohammed Bin Salman Six Months After Saudi Spy Discovered
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-09
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with Mohammed bin Salman months after learning that a spy, directed by Saudi Arabia, had infiltrated the company.

Twitter Boss Met Mohammed Bin Salman Six Months After Saudi Spy Discovered

'Reverse Pol Pot': Berkeley philosophy lecturer slammed after saying rural Americans made 'bad life decisions' & should be SHAMED
rt.com | 2019-11-09
A Harvard-educated UC Berkeley philosophy lecturer is catching flak for bashing rural Americans as parasites on more "efficient" city-dwellers. He has since apologized for the tone of the original tweets, but not their substance. | Disdain for "flyover country" by the coastal elites is a trope of American politics and culture wars at this point, but Jackson Kernion apparently sought to embody it with a series of tweets this week, declaring that Americans living in the countryside should not be "subsidized by those who choose a more efficient way of life." | Pretty sure I did a bad tweet here. Gonna delete it.
rt.com/usa/472995-rural-americans-shamed-berkeley/

A Facebook Ban on Political Ads Would Be a Major Blow to the Left. Just Look at AOC's Campaign
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-11-08
AOC fueled her rise, and the rise of a movement, by deftly combining on-the-ground organizing with sophisticated targeting on Facebook.
theintercept.com/2019/11/08/facebook-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-political-ads/

Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Trump's Syria Oil Grab
Peter Ford | mintpressnews.com | 2019-11-07
The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications for U.S. partners: | We are repositioning @CJTFOIR forces to Deir ez Zor #Syria to continue partnering w/ #SDF to defeat ISIS remnants, protect critical infrastructure, & deny ISIS access to revenue sources…
mintpressnews.com/peter-ford-former-british-ambassador-syria-uk-complicit-trumps-syria-oil-grab/262693/

Ex-Twitter Workers Charged with Spying for Saudis as Part of Kingdom's Growing Crackdown on Dissent
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-07
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two former Twitter employees with helping Saudi Arabia spy on thousands of the kingdom's critics. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo are accused of giving the Saudi government detailed information about users, including telephone numbers and email addresses linked to the accounts, as well as internet protocol addresses that could be used to identify a user's location. The charges are being filed just over a year after the brutal murder of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey. A new report by Human Rights Watch fin…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/7/former_twitter_employees_charged_with_spying

Media Conceal Chile's State Criminality, Delegitimize Bolivian Democracy
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2019-11-05
Chilean protester beaten by government forces (Twitter, 10/21/19) | Chile's anti-neoliberal rebellion is entering its third week, and the brutal crackdown continues. Hard-right President Sebastian Piñera and his generals have effectively decreed the country's oligarch-dominated democracy out of existence by sending soldiers into the streets to kill, maim and torture their own people. | And, for the most part, the Western corporate media blackout persists unabated. | October 25's historic 1.2 million–person march in Santiago–the…
fair.org/home/media-conceal-chiles-state-criminality-delegitimize-bolivian-democracy/

YouTube Yanks Second Red Ice Channel
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2019-10-23
YouTube has taken down a second Red Ice channel after the hate network tried to circumvent the media giant's initial ban.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/23/youtube-yanks-second-red-ice-channel

YouTube Takes Down Red Ice's Main Channel
Hannah Gais | splcenter.org | 2019-10-18
YouTube removed one of the most prominent video news outlets for white nationalists, Red Ice, from its platform.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/21/youtube-takes-down-red-ices-main-channel