2019-10-02: News Headlines

RT (2019-10-02). 'This isn't impeachment, it's a COUP!' Trump warns followers Dems are out for their God-given freedoms & rights. rt.com US President Donald Trump tore into Democratic impeachment efforts, slamming the drive to have him removed from office as a "coup" plot seeking to deprive Americans of their rights and freedoms. | Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night, the president told his followers their very identity as Americans was threatened by impeachment proceedings initiated by House Democrats last week. | As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP, intended to take away the Power of the People. | He added the Democrats were looking to take away his supp…

Rob Dunn (2019-10-02). Black Dean of Students Jamie Riley fired in Alabama for telling the truth. liberationnews.org Riley fired for tweets about racist foundations of US society.

John Wojcik (2019-10-02). Trump calls impeachment inquiry a "coup" that will trigger civil war. peoplesworld.org President Trump, after predicting his impeachment would trigger civil war, stepped up his vitriol yesterday by characterizing the impeachment inquiry as a "coup" and by warning his die-hard right-wing followers in one of almost 50 tweets that Democrats were "coming for" their liberty, their homes, and their guns. The escalating rhetoric from the White House …

RT (2019-10-02). WWII-era plane crashes at Connecticut airport, sparks huge fire (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com Local authorities say there were fatalities after a WWII-era aircraft crashed at Bradley Airport, Connecticut and caught fire while attempting to land. | Thirteen people were on board at the time of the crash, and one of the casualties was a civilian on the ground, officials told the media. They have not revealed how many people were killed. | The FAA said the plane was a civilian-registered B17. | The airport tweeted confirmation of the crash, and said it has been closed as "we have an active fire and rescue operation underway." Air traffic is being diverted to Rhode Island. | Photos and footage posted on soc…

Staff (2019-10-02). Will Trump Refuse to Leave? We Should Be Worried About This Tweet. truthout.org | | Days after amplifying a right-wing pastor's warning of a "Civil War-like fracture" if he is removed from office, President Donald Trump late Tuesday said the impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats is a "coup," heightening fears that Trump could refuse to allow a peaceful transition of power if he is ousted by Congress or defeated in 2020. | "As I lea…

Karen Attiah (2019-10-02). 'Do Not Keep My Mouth Closed… You'll Suffocate Me': Khashoggi's Final Words in Arabic. commondreams.org If there was anything Jamal was passionate about—almost desperate for—it was to be heard, read and understood first and foremost by Saudis, and ultimately by readers across the Arab world. (Photo: Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/khashiigi.jpeg

Ellen Brown (2019-10-02). The Disaster of Negative Interest Rates. counterpunch.org The dollar strengthened against the euro in August, merely in anticipation of the European Central Bank slashing its key interest rate further into negative territory. Investors were fleeing into the dollar, prompting President Trump to tweet on Aug. 30: The Euro is dropping against the Dollar "like crazy," giving them a big export and manufacturing More

Barry Grey (2019-10-02). Trump, Democrats Dig in as Impeachment Drive Escalates. globalresearch.ca Having suggested that his impeachment could provoke "civil war" and threatened to arrest the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on treason charges, President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted a map of the 2016 election results with the words …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-02). 'Unbelievable': Snowden Calls Out Media for Failing to Press US Politicians on Inconsistent Support of Whistleblowers. commondreams.org Exiled National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden declared on Twitter Wednesday it is "unbelievable that in a moment where politicians are making daily media statements about 'supporting whistleblowers,' the media is not pressing them on the case of Daniel Hale." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/snowden_3_0.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-10-02). As Trump Rails Against 'Bullsh*t' Impeachment, Progressives Demand Pelosi Treat Probe With 'Urgency It Deserves'. commondreams.org "Donald Trump is tweeting about coups and civil wars and Speaker Pelosi is failing to lead." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pelosi_schiff.jpg

Sarah Anderson (2019-10-02). We've Waited Too Long for Corporations to Fix the CEO Pay Problem on Their Own. commondreams.org A tax penalty on extreme pay gaps would give corporations an incentive to finally narrow these obscene divides. (Photo: Screenshot/Youtube) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-10-02_at_12.13.04_pm.png

Doug Johnson Hatlem (2019-10-01). Ten Recent Democratic Primary Polls Good for Bernie Sanders Ignored by the Conventional Wisdom. counterpunch.org The conventional wisdom for the Democratic Primary right now is that Senator Bernie Sanders is fading while Senator Elizabeth Warren is rising into a two-way race with former Vice-President Joe Biden. Nate Silver made the case after Debate 3 (September 12) in article form and has continued, via Twitter, to cherry-pick polls to fit this beatified narrative. | I am a bit loathe to engage in the exercise that follows — that is to highlight the evidence that runs counter to this narrative. While it feels a bit like cherry-picking in the opposite direction, it also just is a necessary counter-weight to a herding…

RT (2019-10-01). Facebook CEO warns breaking up Big Tech will lead to more 'election meddling' and less censorship will hurt people in LEAKED audio. rt.com Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears to threaten politicians who want to break up the company with election interference 'issues', and warns that unregulated social media would create angry crowds, in recently leaked audio. | Breaking up Big Tech firms like Facebook "is not actually going to solve the issues," Zuckerberg complained during a July open question-and-answer meeting with employees, a recording of which was obtained by The Verge. Instead, he warned, it'll make them worse. | It doesn't make election interference less likely. It makes it more likely because now the companies can't coordinate and work…

RT (2019-10-01). 'Don't shoot messenger,' Giuliani tells media as Biden team pressures channels to ban him from airwaves. rt.com Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden's campaign has called for Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani to be banned from TV networks for "knowingly and willingly lying" – but Giuliani says it's the networks lying to protect Biden. | Giuliani has accused the mainstream media of "covering up the message, Dem[ocratic Party] corruption" and "going after me because I'm the messenger" in a tweet posted on Tuesday in response to the Biden campaign's efforts to have him banned from television news. The media won't hold Biden to account, the former New York mayor said, "because he is protected and immune like the Clintons…

RT (2019-09-30). Homeless subway soprano: Incredible LA Metro singer in VIRAL VIDEO turns out to be Russian musician. rt.com The stunning singing star of an LAPD video tweet that went viral has been identified as a Russian woman who moved to the US decades ago, but says she fell on hard times and became homeless after her prized violin was stolen.

RT (2019-09-30). Trump tweets quote warning that impeachment will cause 'Civil War-like fracture' in US. rt.com US President Donald Trump responded to the Democrats-led impeachment inquiry by posting an ominous quote from a church leader who warned that removing him from office would inflict "Civil War-like" wounds on the nation. | Known for regularly watching shows on Fox News, Trump apparently liked how the Southern Baptist minister and televangelist Robert Jeffress appeared on the channel on Sunday and blasted the Democrats for wanting to impeach him. | "And I do want to make this prediction this morning: If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, I'm afraid it will cause a Civil War-like…

American Herald Tribune (2019-09-30). Daniel McAdams: "The US Has Ceased Being a Republic and Has Become a National Security State" theantimedia.com Daniel McAdams, the Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, is banned from Twitter.

Middle East Eye (2019-09-30). Exposed: Twitter Executive in Charge of Middle East is British Army 'PsyOp' Officer. theantimedia.com The senior Twitter executive with editorial responsibility for the Middle East is in the British Army's psychological warfare unit.

Mark Petrakis (2019-09-28). What to Do About All Those Infernal Accusations of Cynicism and Negativity. dissidentvoice.org In addition to the unprecedented giveaway of the people's assets to multi billionaires that is outlined in the green new deal, when can I expect regime change for climate, bombing for climate, imperialist words for climate compulsory sterilization for climate, etc. — A 9.21.19 tweet from @cordeliers I hesitated today in posting this rather "ungloved" …

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

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