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Footage of Julian Assange in prison van after extradition hearing

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This is a war against real journalism. It is a direct threat against all the independent media with whistleblowers and real journalists who expose the war crimes of the Empire and its allies. After this, expect an ongoing, brutal hunt against every real journalist who will attempt to report the truth, contrary to the corporate PR parrots of the mainstream media - the golden operatives of the establishment, who faithfully stick to the script.

Pompeo: Trump ‘fully prepared’ for military action against Turkey


US President Donald Trump is “fully prepared” to use military force against Turkey if “needed,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared, qualifying the statement by insisting Washington prefers to use its “diplomatic powers.

We prefer peace to war,” Pompeo told CNBC in a taped interview that aired Monday afternoon.
He stopped short of revealing what action on Turkey’s part would constitute such a “need.
Pompeo added that Washington would use economic and “diplomatic powers” before breaking out the heavy artillery. He did not want to “get out in front of the president’s decision about whether to take the awesome undertaking of using America’s military might,” he said, indicating that it was up to Trump to decide whether Ankara had crossed the line.

Trump had earlier touted the wisdom of giving Turkey some space to enact its campaign on the border of Syria against Kurdish groups Ankara considers to be terrorists. “Sometimes you have to let them fight a little while, then…

Max Blumenthal on why Hillary Clinton smeared Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein

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Hillary Clinton has smeared Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein as Russian assets, and almost no Democratic politicians are pushing back. Max Blumenthal says that Clinton's comments reflect a continued effort by Democratic neo-liberals to deflect responsibility for their loss to Trump in 2016; marginalize voices like Gabbard and Stein's who challenge their pro-war, corporatist agenda; and preview their potential future attacks on Bernie Sanders. 

The US has backed 21 of the 28 ‘crazy’ militias leading Turkey’s brutal invasion of northern Syria

Former and current US officials have slammed the Turkish mercenary force of “Arab militias” for executing and beheading Kurds in northern Syria. New data from Turkey reveals that almost all of these militias were armed and trained in the past by the CIA and Pentagon.
by Max Blumenthal
Part 2 - The FSA and White Helmets become Turkey’s mercenary army

Turkey employed anti-Assad insurgents against the Kurdish YPG for the first time in March 2018, when it invaded the northern Syrian city of Afrin during Operation Olive Branch. That onslaught saw an array of heinous atrocities, from the vandalism of the corpse of a female Kurdish fighter to the looting of Afrin. These war crimes were committed largely by fighters of the defunct Free Syrian Army – the collection of “moderate rebels” once armed by the CIA.

In a video message, one of the invading fighters promised mass ethnic cleansing if Kurds in the area refused to convert to his Wahhabi strain of Sunni Islam. “By Allah,” the fighter declared,…

‘The drone revolution’: Ecuadorians revolt against repressive US-backed President Lenin Moreno’s neoliberal policies

Ecuador’s workers are rising up against the IMF-mandated neoliberal economic reforms of President Lenin Moreno, a close ally of Washington who calls them “zánganos,” or drone bees.
by Denis Rogatyuk
Part 5 - Skyrocketing poverty and inequality
Moreno’s austerity program has only served to fan the flames of popular discontent that have been spreading across the country since Moreno took a decided turn to the right and implemented the IMF’s agenda.

Moreno has consistently attempted to discredit former President Rafael Correa’s popular economic strategy of combining social spending with public investment in infrastructure and energy projects while diversifying the economy, moving away from oil by developing a new system of production.
In contrast, Moreno’s government has pursued an IMF-mandated package of reforms that has mandated the dismissal of thousands of public-sector employees, reduced the size of the public sector, initiated privatization of parts of the public sector (particularly…

Why the 'crypto-establishment Warren' theory is actually a good sign if it's true

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Right after July's Democratic debate, several Left-wing independent websites identified a further Leftist re-location of Elizabeth Warren towards the political agenda of Bernie Sanders. Some identified even a solid Sanders-Warren front against which the establishment liberal pundits launched a fierce attack.
As Paul Street wrote for Counterpunch, "Conservative CNN “moderators” and absurdly marginal corporate Democrat pseudo-candidates like John Hickenlooper and John Delaney attacking the mildly social-democratish neo-New Deal progressive Bernie Sanders and the leftish liberal Elizabeth Warren as too “radical,” “socialist,” and too “extreme.” Listening just to corporate lackeys like Delaney, Hickenlooper, and CNN’s Jack Tapper and Don Lemon, you’d think Sanders was a Bolshevik and Warren was a Menshevik transplanted from revolutionary Russia 102 years ago ...
And Norman Solomon claimed that "The very biggest fear among corporate elites is that …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backs Bernie Sanders at packed NYC rally

"I am back," Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Saturday, as he spoke to over 25,000 people at a rally in New York City that featured Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed the Vermont senator's White House bid.

Watch video of the event below:

The "Bernie's Back" event, which kicked off shortly after 1 pm in Queensbridge Park in Queens, marked the campaign's first rally since Sanders was hospitalized for a heart attack earlier this month. Sanders told the crowd he was "more ready than ever to carry on with you the epic struggle that we face today" and "more than ready to assume the office of president of the United States."

On Saturday afternoon, the hashtag #BerniesBack was trending in the U.S.
Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement was reported earlier this week by the Washington Post.
The capacity for the rally was 20,000, but so many people came the campaign had to turn people away, said Sanders. According to the …

Spain govt says no to Catalan negotiations

Spain’s government has dismissed calls from Catalonia’s pro-independence regional chief for talks over a wave of violence sparked by the jailing of separatist leaders, as police braced for fresh protests.
Barcelona saw its worst night of disturbances in decades on Friday as masked youths blocked roads with blazing garbage bins and hurled rocks at security forces, who responded by firing repeated rounds of smoke grenades and tear gas.
Catalonia’s president, Quim Torra, said the violence did not reflect the peaceful nature of the traditional Catalan independence movement and asked for discussions with Madrid.
We urge the acting prime minister of the Spanish government to sit at a negotiating table to talk,” he told reporters. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Torra must first unequivocally condemn the unrest. 
Mr Torra must strongly condemn the violence, which he has not done so far,” Sanchez said in a statement, adding that he also needed to build bridges with the many Catalans who do …

#IamTulsi trending after Tulsi Gabbard hands Hillary Clinton brutal smackdown

2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard is trending on Twitter, after the Hawaiian lawmaker scorched Hillary Clinton with a devastating put-down. Nevertheless, Hillary fans still maintain Tulsi’s popularity is the work of ‘Russian bots’.

Gabbard unloaded on Clinton on Friday, after the failed 2016 presidential contender suggested that “the Russians” were “grooming” her to run as a third-party candidate next year to split the Democratic vote.

Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton,” Gabbard tweeted in response. “You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain.” 
It’s now clear that this primary is between you and me,” Gabbard continued. “Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.

Gabbard’s takedown resonated with fans on Twitter, who tweeted their support, along with the hashtag #IamTulsi. By Saturday morning, the hashtag was trending in seco…

UK Commons passes amendment withholding approval of Johnson's Brexit deal

UK lawmakers held an emergency session on Saturday to discuss the Brexit deal worked out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union, voting on a measure which would force No 10 to delay the UK's exit from the bloc to a later date.

The European Union will grant a Brexit extension if Prime Minister Boris Johnson sends a letter, Brussels said, according to The Guardian.

Earlier, MPs passed a backbench amendment to withhold support for Prime Minister's Brexit deal, thus ensuring a delay to the UK's divorce from the EU.
Lawmakers voted 322 to 306 on an amendment tabled by independent MP Oliver Letwin withholding approval on the Brexit deal until the necessary legislation to implement it has been passed, thus mandating Johnson to delay Brexit in accordance with the terms of the Benn Act, a September 9 act of parliament requiring the PM to ask the EU to extend the Brexit withdrawal date until January 31, 2020.

But Prime Minister Johnson said he would not negotiate a del…

Αποκαλυπτικά στοιχεία από το Ελβετικό ντοκιμαντέρ «βόμβα» για το σκάνδαλο Novartis

Σημαντικές αποκαλύψεις και νέα στοιχεία για το σκάνδαλο Novartis έρχονται στο φως από το ντοκιμαντέρ του κανάλιου RSI της ελβετικής τηλεόρασης, το οποίο προβλήθηκε την Πέμπτη στην εκπομπή Falo.

Οι ερευνητές δημοσιογράφοι, Μαρία Ροζέλι (Maria Roselli) και Μάρκο Ταλιαμπούε (Marco Tagliabue), που μεταξύ άλλων παρουσιάζουν βίντεο ντοκουμέντο του 2012 από τα άδυτα της Novartis Hellas και συνεντεύξεις με προστατευόμενους μάρτυρες, ξετυλίγοντας τις παράνομες πρακτικές της εταιρείας, διαπιστώνουν πως πρόκειται για «ένα από τα μεγαλύτερα σκάνδαλα που γνώρισε ο κόσμος των φαρμακευτικών εταιρειών».
Η έρευνα πραγματοποιήθηκε σε Ελλάδα, Ελβετία και ΗΠΑ και τα όσα αποκαλύπτονται για τη δράση της Novartis, διεθνώς αλλά κυρίως στην Ελλάδα που είχε επιλεγεί ως χώρα αναφοράς για τις τιμές των φαρμάκων της παγκοσμίως, προστίθενται στη μακρά λίστα των στοιχείων που καταρρίπτουν τους ισχυρισμούς περί σκευωρίας από τα εμπλεκόμενα πολιτικά πρόσωπα στη χώρα μας. «Η έρευνα του FBI στην Ελλάδα (...) έφερε στο …

How CIA altered the ending of Orwell's 'Animal Farm' to project Communism as the sole tyrannic system

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This interesting short documentary by AJ+, explores the cultural war between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In an effort to project Communism as the evil against capitalist West and the "free world", CIA had to covertly interfere through various ways in art, music, literature, philosophy.

In one of these cases, the documentary reveals how CIA altered the ending of Orwell's 'Animal Farm' to project Communism as the sole tyrannic system. It is also interesting the fact that the case involved an animated film, indicating that CIA's cultural propaganda was targeting minor Americans in order to "train" them ideologically.

According to the story, George Orwell, who wrote such middle-school classics as 1984 and Animal Farm, described himself as a Democratic Socialist. And he was actually pretty anti-Stalinist and anti-Soviet-style socialism, something which was unusual among Leftist circles at the time.

Chris Hedges speaks about how corporate media eventually 'throw out' anti-establishment real journalists

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Journalist Chris Hedges finishes up his conversation about the media, plus Matt talks details his time following the Biden campaign trail.

The US has backed 21 of the 28 ‘crazy’ militias leading Turkey’s brutal invasion of northern Syria

Former and current US officials have slammed the Turkish mercenary force of “Arab militias” for executing and beheading Kurds in northern Syria. New data from Turkey reveals that almost all of these militias were armed and trained in the past by the CIA and Pentagon.
by Max Blumenthal
Part 1

Footage showing members of Turkey’s mercenary “national army” executing Kurdish captives as they led the Turkish invasion of northern Syria touched off a national outrage, provoking US government officials, pundits and major politicians to rage against their brutality.

In the Washington Post, a US official condemned the militias as a “crazy and unreliable.” Another official called them “thugs and bandits and pirates that should be wiped off the face of the earth.” Meanwhile, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described the scene as a “sickening horror,” blaming President Donald Trump exclusively for the atrocities.
But the fighters involved in the atrocities in northern Syria were not just ra…

‘The drone revolution’: Ecuadorians revolt against repressive US-backed President Lenin Moreno’s neoliberal policies

Ecuador’s workers are rising up against the IMF-mandated neoliberal economic reforms of President Lenin Moreno, a close ally of Washington who calls them “zánganos,” or drone bees.
by Denis Rogatyuk
Part 4 - Violent repression by security forces
The state security forces have responded viciously, violently cracking down on the protests.

Videos have circulated on social media showing unarmed demonstrators lying on the ground after being shot by police.

Another shocking viral video shows a police officer running over an incapacitated demonstrator with his motorcycle. Social media has been full of examples of police brutality. Police have even attacked journalists and videographers documenting the repression. But the repression has not been able to quell the uprising.
In Quito, the protests were so massive that the police were forced to retreat.
Between October 2 and 6, more than 20 demonstrators were injured across the country, and more than 350 protesters were arrested.

In the city of C…

How Venezuela defeated Washington’s coup attempt at the United Nations

An inside look at how Venezuelan diplomats stymied a US attempt to revoke their credentials at the UN and shatter their nation’s sovereignty.

by Anya Parampil
Part 5 - An opposition spy in the room, accredited by US-allied governments
During the NAM session at the UNGA, a member of Venezuela’s US-backed opposition materialized in the back of the hall. This reporter observed him taking notes and photographing delegates as they addressed the room.

As he snapped pictures of speakers representing South Africa and India, the man seemed to be monitoring the meeting in order to estimate how many delegations would vote in support of Venezuela if the US were to call for a vote on the country’s credentials during Vice President Rodríguez’s address scheduled for the following day.
The man, who later identified himself as “Claudio”, was recognized by this reporter after having interacted with her during a pro-opposition event held by the Atlantic Council, NATO’s semi-official think tank in Washingt…

Western pundits who lobbied for Syrian rebels now admit they are jihadist extremists

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Ben Norton and Aaron Maté discuss how Western journalists and pundits who did propaganda for supposed "moderate rebels" in Syria are now admitting that they are Takfiri Salafi-jihadist extremists who are massacring civilians and freeing ISIS prisoners.

Syrian government forces arrive in Kobani to prevent Turkish attack

A senior Kurdish official in the northern Syrian city of Kobani confirmed on Wednesday evening that Syrian government forces had just arrived to counter a Turkish assault on the embattled city as Ankara continues a week-long incursion over its southern border against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Yes, now before 10 minutes, the Syrian army has entered Kobani and went towards the border,” Shahin Janib Ali, a member of the legislative council of the city, told Kurdistan 24.

The Syrian Kurdish leadership reached a deal on Sunday with Damascus for the national army to step in following an announcement by US President Donald Trump that he was withdrawing all American troops from Syria. 
The North Press agency reported that the first batch of Syrian government forces traveled to the city on five buses and that civilians remaining in Kobani welcomed the news. Many had already fled to nearby villages or southwest to the city of Manbij in anticipation of a full-scale attack…

Toilet rolls and tensions fly high in Barcelona amid fresh rallies in support of jailed pro-independence leaders

Defying Madrid’s demand to “firmly” keep order, supporters of jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders launched a fresh rally in Barcelona. The protest later turned into scuffles with police and barricades were also set ablaze.

The unrest is gripping the Catalan capital, as well as other cities, for the third consecutive day. The mass rallies were sparked by Spain’s Supreme Court’s Monday ruling that sentenced nine Catalan pro-independence top brass to jail terms between nine and 13 years over their roles in the failed 2017 independence bid.
On Wednesday, the demonstrators were seen throwing hundreds of white paper toilet rolls into the air during the gathering in central Barcelona. The bizarre performance meant “there is a lot that needs cleaning up,” according to the protest organizers.
Full report:

Assange's letters went "missing" for 3 months

Inside abandoned US military base at Manbij, Syria

An RT Arabic crew peeked inside the US compound in Syria’s Manbij, abandoned by the Americans just a few hours previously. Footage from the scene suggests the US troops were in a hurry, leaving behind hardware and personal items.

The troops pulled out of the base, located southwest of the northern city of Manbij, overnight and into Tuesday. The retreat follows the decision by the US President Donald Trump to withdraw American personnel in the face of the Turkish operation against Kurdish-led militias.
Just as the US troops withdrew, the Syrian Arab Army rushed to fill in the void they’d left. War correspondents followed, catching a rare insight into the secretive fortified compounds.

The RT Arabic crew was among the first to get into the base, hidden inside thick gabion wall. Footage from the scene shows all its structures had been left in place, including personnel tents and huts.

Τουρκική εισβολή στη Συρία: ο Ερντογάν πετυχαίνει τους πρωταρχικούς του στόχους

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Είναι γενικά παραδεκτό ότι οι Κουρδικές δυνάμεις έπαιξαν καθοριστικό ρόλο στην ήττα των Τζιχαντιστών εξτρεμιστών στη Βόρεια Συρία. Είναι σχεδόν βέβαιο ότι οι Αμερικανοί ήταν έτοιμοι να τους ανταμείψουν δίνοντάς τους τον πλήρη έλεγχο της περιοχής. Αυτό ήταν κάτι που άνοιγε το δρόμο για το πρώτο, πλήρως αυτόνομο Κουρδικό κράτος. Άλλωστε, η προοπτική αυτή ήταν απόλυτα συμβατή με τα σχέδια των ΗΠΑ και των Δυτικών, να επαναχαράξουν τα σύνορα στη Μέση Ανατολή.
Αυτό ήταν κάτι που σίγουρα σήμανε συναγερμό για τον Ερντογάν επειδή θα άνοιγε τον ασκό του Αιόλου για ένα Κουρδικό κράτος στην ευρύτερη περιοχή, το οποίο θα συμπεριλάμβανε φυσικά και ένα σημαντικό τμήμα της Τουρκικής επικράτειας.
Άρα, ο ίδιος έπρεπε να ρισκάρει, μη έχοντας πολλά περιθώρια. Με μεθοδικό τρόπο προσπάθησε να προσεγγίσει τη Ρωσία και να κάνει τους Αμερικανούς να πιστέψουν ότι η Τουρκία δεν θα δίσταζε να αλλάξει στρατόπεδο. Αρκεί να θυμηθούμε τις δημόσιες δηλώσεις του με τις οποίες έστελνε ξε…

Turkish invasion in Syria: Erdogan achieves primary goals

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It is generally acceptable that the Kurdish forces have played a critical role for the defeat of the Jihadist extremists in North Syria. It is almost certain that the Americans were ready to reward them by giving them full control of the region. And this is something that could open the road for the first fully autonomous Kurdish state. Besides, this prospect was compatible with the US plans for re-designing the Middle East borders.
This was something that certainly alarmed Erdogan because it could unleash his worst nightmare: the beginning of the establishment of a Kurdish state in the broader region, including a significant portion of the Turkish territory. 
Erdogan had to gamble. He methodically attempted to approach Russia and made the Americans believe that Turkey would not hesitate to chance camp. He even made public statements to make clear that Turkey was considering to leave NATO, while at the same time he played the game of the Russian S-400 missiles against…

How the CIA, Mossad and “the Epstein Network” are exploiting mass shootings to create an Orwellian nightmare

Following another catastrophic mass shooting or crisis event, Orwellian “solutions” are set to be foisted on a frightened American public by the very network connected, not only to Jeffrey Epstein, but to a litany of crimes and a frightening history of plans to crush internal dissent in the United States.
by Whitney Webb
Part 11 - A nightmare even Orwell could not have predicted

In early August, in the wake of the shooting at an El Paso Walmart, President Trump called on big tech companies to collaborate with the Justice Department in the creation of software that “stops mass murders before they start” by detecting potential mass shooters before they cnm act. Though Trump’s ideas were short on specifics, there is now a new proposal that would create a new government agency that will use data gathered from civilian electronic devices to identify “neurobehavioral” warning signs, thereby flagging “potential shooters” for increased surveillance and potentially detention.

This new agency, …

‘The drone revolution’: Ecuadorians revolt against repressive US-backed President Lenin Moreno’s neoliberal policies

Ecuador’s workers are rising up against the IMF-mandated neoliberal economic reforms of President Lenin Moreno, a close ally of Washington who calls them “zánganos,” or drone bees.
by Denis Rogatyuk
Part 3 - Declaring a ‘state of emergency’
When he announced the wildly unpopular austerity package, President Lenin Moreno sensed that large protests against his government were inevitable.

So he declared a national “state of emergency,” and immediately deployed both the police and the military against protesters in the capital of Quito and other areas around the country.

The state of emergency has been widely condemned as unconstitutional. Leaders of the opposition have argued that it is a desperate measure to try to prevent the kind of mass-scale uprising that overthrew Ecuador’s neoliberal governments of Jamil Mahuad in 2000 and Lucio Gutiérez in 2005.

Various sectors of society have mobilized in response. Among the most visible political forces leading the demonstrations have been the C…

How Venezuela defeated Washington’s coup attempt at the United Nations

An inside look at how Venezuelan diplomats stymied a US attempt to revoke their credentials at the UN and shatter their nation’s sovereignty.

by Anya Parampil
Part 4 - Africa, unbowed
As Venezuela’s vice minister for Africa, Yuri Pimentel highlighted the importance of the continent’s support for his country on the international stage.

African countries account for 54 UN recognized states, about one-third of the group’s membership.

While the United States touts the fact that it has pressured 54 countries around the world into recognizing Guaidó, the African continent has remained unified in its rejection of Washington’s coup attempt in Venezuela. 
According to Pimentel, at the beginning of the country’s Bolivarian Revolution in 1998, Venezuela only had diplomatic relations with around 20 African countries. Today, that number is 55.

I speak with about 55 [nations], even though one of them is not recognized in the United Nations, because we recognize the Western Sahara as an independent c…

Το Μητσοτακικό καθεστώς βάζει σε εφαρμογή το σχέδιο για τα σύγχρονα φέουδα

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Φαίνεται ότι αρχίζουν κιόλας να επαληθεύονται οι εκτιμήσεις σχετικά με τη δημιουργία Ειδικών Οικονομικών Ζωνών εντός της Ελληνικής επικράτειας. 
Όπως έχουμε αναφέρει σε πρόσφατο άρθρο, ο πρώτος μεγάλος στόχος του Μητσοτακικού καθεστώτος θα είναι η δημιουργία Ειδικών Οικονομικών Ζωνών εντός της Ελληνικής επικράτειας και το σχέδιο αναμένεται να ανακοινωθεί επίσημα γύρω στον Γενάρη-Φλεβάρη του 2020, εκτός απροόπτου. Οι νεοφιλελεύθεροι "τζιχαντιστές" της δεξιάς ετοιμάζονται να στρώσουν χαλί στους φεουδάρχες του 21ου αιώνα τους οποίους σήμερα αποκαλούμε "επενδυτές". 
Το σχέδιο θα εφαρμοστεί ανεμπόδιστα και σε πλήρη σύμπλευση με το νεοφιλελεύθερο ιερατείο του άξονα Βρυξελλών-Βερολίνου, καθώς οι φανατικοί τεχνοκράτες του Μητσοτάκη είναι απόλυτα αφοσιωμένοι στην επιτυχή ολοκλήρωσή του.

Όπως είναι φυσικό, οι περιοχές που προσφέρονται περισσότερο για την επιτυχή εφαρμογή του σχεδίου, είναι αυτές που παρουσιάζουν την υψηλότερη ανεργία. Με τη Μητσοτ…