US Applies More Than 8,000 “Sanctions” to 39 Countries, Affecting 1/3 of Humanity

1 November 2019 — Friends of Syria

Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations Organization, Samuel Moncada

The imposition of arbitrary measures or “sanctions” by the United States against numerous countries around the world was denounced by the Venezuelan delegation present at the XVIII Summit of Non-Aligned Countries, held in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations Organization, Samuel Moncada, denounced the economic terrorism executed by US President Donald Trump, which affects a third of humanity with more than 8,000 measures in 39 countries.

Why we still don’t know “the truth” about Grenfell

31 October 2019 — Open Democracy

The media reporting of the Grenfell Inquiry’s Phase 1 findings shows the battle that lies ahead.

Grenfell Tower lit up in green to commemorate the fireGrenfell Tower in West London, 30 October 2019
Steve Parsons/PA Wire/PA Images

On 14 June 2017, a devastating fire broke out at Grenfell Tower, eventually killing 72 people, injuring hundreds more and leaving over 200 households homeless. Yesterday, a Prime Minister not renowned for being closely acquainted with honesty has trumpeted that the formal unveiling of the Report of Phase 1 of the Public Inquiry into the Grenfell disaster will offer the bereaved, survivors and wider affected community “the truth”. We really hope so, but the media reporting of the Inquiry’s findings so far shows the battle that lies ahead.

Johnson and Cummings – Police hand criminal evidence to prosecution agency over Brexit campaign

2 November 2019 — openDemocracy

Johnson and Cummings - Police hand criminal evidence to prosecution agency over Brexit campaign

By James Cusick: Evidence that could lead to criminal charges against the pro-Brexit campaign led by Boris Johnson and his key adviser, Dominic Cummings, has now been passed by police to the criminal prosecution authorities, openDemocracy has learned.

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Information Clearing House Headlines 1 November 2019

1 November 2019 — Information Clearing House

Russia Says U.S. Will Steals $30 Million of Syrian Oil Every Month Under Trump’s ‘Criminal’ Plan

By David Brennan 
The U.S. is “pumping oil out of the northeast of Syria” while it “masks its criminal activity by some pretexts of a struggle against the Islamic State.”   – Continue  ======

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Syria News Links 2 November 2019

2 November 2019 • 12:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

The Militarization of Everything

Russia Isn’t Getting the Recognition It Deserves on Syria

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‘Ukraine tried to scapegoat me, I’m a victim of their terrorism’ – abducted anti-Kiev fighter & ‘key’ witness in MH17 crash

1 November 2019 — TASS

The Ukrainian secret services who kidnapped the former air defense commander last summer and investigative officials from Australia and the Netherlands were trying to make him testify Russia and the Donetsk militia were involved in the crash, according to Tsemakh
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Nazi-Normalizing Barf Journalism: A Brief History

1 November 2019 — FAIR

by Dorothee Benz

NYT portrait of heartland NaziThe New York Times‘ portrait (11/25/17) of what it called “the Nazi sympathizer next door.”

In the beginning was the profile of the Nazi next door, an inexplicable decision by the New York Times (11/25/17) to profile a right-wing extremist in the most sympathetic light possible. It was the most outrageous example of an outrageous genre of MSM—and particularly NYT—reporting: the never-ending effort to profile, study, explain, excuse and rationalize Trump voters. Without, of course, referring to them as racists. White men are always news that’s fit to print.

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UK art exhibition for Julian Assange: “If courage was not contagious, I wouldn’t be here today”

1 November 2019 — WSWS

By Paul Bond 

In the face of a media blackout and state-orchestrated vendetta, support for Julian Assange is growing among artists. An Exhibition of Free Expression by three local artists on the UK’s Isle of Wight offered a revealing glimpse of popular opposition to the attempts to silence the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder and award-winning journalist.

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