2020-01-28: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-01-28). Give Lebanon's cabinet a chance, say Christian religious leaders. yenisafak.com Lebanon's Christian religious authorities on Tuesday urged anti-government protesters to give a new government breathing room to tackle a dire financial crisis, condemning what they described as mob assaults on security forces in recent marches.Many demonstrators have rejected the government formed last week by the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah and its allies without participation of major political parties including the second-largest Christian party, Lebanese Forces (LF).Demonstrations that began last October against a political elite blamed for steering Lebanon into its worst crisis in decades have turne…

yenisafak (2020-01-28). Syrian regime besieges Idlib's Maarat al-Numan. yenisafak.com Syrian regime forces backed by Russian warplanes on Tuesday besieged Idlib province's Maarat al-Numan city and over a dozen villages in its outskirts.Regime forces now control the villages of al-Hamidiyya, Bseideh, Kafar Basin, Babolin, al-Salihiya, Dar al-Salam, Deir al-Gharbi, Tekad, Sehyan, Maar Hattat, Babeela, Kahira, Maasaran, Dana and Kafar Roma.In September 2018, Turkey and Russia agreed to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited. But more than 1,300 civilians have been killed in attacks by the regime and Russian forces in the de-escalation zone since then…

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-27). Trump's Response to Baghdad "Anti-American" Protest: Let's Revive the ISIS "Freedom Fighters" globalresearch.ca ISIS and likeminded terrorist groups were made in the USA — recruited, armed, funded, trained and directed by Pentagon special forces and CIA operatives — on US bases in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. | Jihadists are used by the US as …

Eva Bartlett (2020-01-27). US to Grant $35 Million to Promote Its "Fake News Bubble" in Syria and Control Local Media. globalresearch.ca Although Western media has a shoddy track record of lying on Syria (and Libya, Iraq…), the US State Department will pump $35 million more into future war propaganda on Syria, under the guise of promoting honest reporting. | A US State …

news.un (2020-01-27). 'Green economy' pioneer Pavan Sukhdev wins 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. news.un.org Renowned environmental economist and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador Pavan Sukhdev was awarded on Monday the 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, recognizing his groundbreaking 'green economy' work.

Miri Wood (2020-01-27). Al Qaeda Terrorist Attacks Continue in Aleppo; Drones Hit Near Lattakia. globalresearch.ca NATO al Qaeda ground operatives in Syria continue their recent acceleration of terrorist atrocities against Syria. Rocket bombs have again been fired into civilian neighborhoods of Aleppo. Armed human garbage continue to prevent civilians to be escorted to safe areas …

Fight Back (2020-01-25). President Nicolás Maduro addresses World Anti Imperialist Congress. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – On the final day of the World Anti Imperialist Congress, January 24, Venezuelan President Nicólas Maduro spoke to the hundreds of international delegates from over fifty countries. A delegation from Freedom Road Socialist Organization is participating in the Congress. | With a Syrian professor and member of Ba'ath Party at his side, Maduro began with a story of a visit he had alongside Hugo Chavez to Syria when thousands of Syrians surrounded his vehicle in Damascus and lifted the car in celebration of a brave anti-imperialist leader. Maduro followed this with a declaration of solidarity to…

Ben Norton (2020-01-24). OPCW investigator testifies at UN that no chemical attack took place in Douma, Syria. mronline.org In testimony before the United Nations Security Council, former OPCW inspection team leader and engineering expert Ian Henderson stated that their investigation in Douma, Syria suggested no chemical attack took place. But their findings were suppressed. |

Staff (2020-01-24). Headlines for January 24, 2020. democracynow.org Impeachment Managers Continue Opening Arguments in Trump's Senate Trial, 33 Million on Lockdown in Chinese Cities as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads, Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis March to Demand U.S. Troop Withdrawal, Trump Invites Israeli Leaders to White House for "Peace Plan" Unveiling, Mexican Soldiers Attack Central American Migrant Caravan, Arresting 800, U.S. to Send Ambassador to Bolivia After Coup That Ousted Evo Morales, Puerto Rican Protesters Demand Ouster of Gov. Wanda Vázquez, SC Official Switches Presidential Endorsement from Biden to Sanders, National Archives Replaces Doctored Women's March Photo…

Staff (2020-01-23). "The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia. democracynow.org President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela — from entering the United States. Politico reports that the expanded ban could implement immigration restrictions on seven more countries: Belarus, Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to two sources. We speak with acclaimed actor, director and activist Tim Robbins, whose recent work has focused on immigration to the United S…

Tyler Durden (2020-01-23). US Troops Blocking Russians From Syrian Oilfields in Series of Dangerous Standoffs. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Yet another dangerous incident has played out between American and Russian forces operating in Syria in what appears a series of standoffs near key oil installations since Saturday. "This is the third incident that occurred within a week," one local reporter told VOA in an alarming report. Days ago we reported on the first incident involving a US convoy blocking a Russian …

news.un (2020-01-23). Health services for Syrian women caught up in war, foster safety and hope: UNFPA. news.un.org Continued displacement from conflict-affected areas in northeast Syria leaves women and girls in urgent need of safe spaces, shelter and reproductive health services, according to a Flash Update this week from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

Susan Price (2020-01-23). Lebanon's 'Week of Anger'. greenleft.org.au

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-01-22). Ending Militarization Of Our Communities. dissidentvoice.org From Stop The Militarization of Police Facebook page In recent weeks Popular Resistance has focused on the escalation of US militarism around the world, especially in the Middle East with the assassination of General Soleimani, US troops staying in Syria to take their oil and the US refusing to leave Iraq despite being asked to leave. …

Staff (2020-01-22). Headlines for January 22, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Approves Rules for Trump's Impeachment Trial, Spain Declares Climate Emergency & Readies Climate Legislation, Australian Wildfires Release Massive Amounts of Greenhouse Gas, Airstrikes in Syria Kill 40 People, Including Children, in Idlib, Protesters Denounce Lebanon's Newly Formed Government, U.S. Deports Honduran Children Seeking Asylum to Guatemala Despite Being Ill, Hillary Clinton Slams Bernie Sanders in New Documentary But Says She Will Support Democratic Nominee, Architect of CIA's Torture Program Testifies in War Court at Guantánamo Bay, The Guardian: Bezos's Cellphone Was Allegedly Hacked by Saudi…

Fight Back (2020-01-22). Opening plenary kicks off World Anti-Imperialist Congress. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – On January 22, hundreds of international delegates from 52 countries heard from leaders from Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and Brazil to kick off the World Anti-Imperialist Congress. | Starting with a professor from Syria who remarked that U.S. imperialism assassinated Iranian General Qassem Soleimani because the U.S. fears it is losing its grip on the Middle East, the crowd shouted "Viva Soleimani!" He added that, with the help requested by Syria from Russia, Iran and others, the Syrians have bravely declared "No pasarán!" | After the Syrian professor, an official from the Cuban Communist Party sha…

2020-01-28: Social Media Postees

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Give Lebanon's cabinet a chance, say Christian religious leaders
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-28
Lebanon's Christian religious authorities on Tuesday urged anti-government protesters to give a new government breathing room to tackle a dire financial crisis, condemning what they described as mob assaults on security forces in recent marches.Many demonstrators have rejected the government formed last week by the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah and its allies without participation of major political parties including the second-largest Christian party, Lebanese Forces (LF).Demonstrations that began last October against a political elite blamed for steering Lebanon into its worst crisis in decades have turne…
yenisafak.com/en/world/give-lebanons-cabinet-a-chance-say-christian-religious-leaders-3510683

Syrian regime besieges Idlib's Maarat al-Numan
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-28
Syrian regime forces backed by Russian warplanes on Tuesday besieged Idlib province's Maarat al-Numan city and over a dozen villages in its outskirts.Regime forces now control the villages of al-Hamidiyya, Bseideh, Kafar Basin, Babolin, al-Salihiya, Dar al-Salam, Deir al-Gharbi, Tekad, Sehyan, Maar Hattat, Babeela, Kahira, Maasaran, Dana and Kafar Roma.In September 2018, Turkey and Russia agreed to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited. But more than 1,300 civilians have been killed in attacks by the regime and Russian forces in the de-escalation zone since then…
yenisafak.com/en/world/syrian-regime-besieges-idlibs-maarat-al-numan-3510685

Trump's Response to Baghdad "Anti-American" Protest: Let's Revive the ISIS "Freedom Fighters"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-27
ISIS and likeminded terrorist groups were made in the USA

US to Grant $35 Million to Promote Its "Fake News Bubble" in Syria and Control Local Media
Eva Bartlett | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-27
Although Western media has a shoddy track record of lying on Syria (and Libya, Iraq…), the US State Department will pump $35 million more into future war propaganda on Syria, under the guise of promoting honest reporting. | A US State | …
globalresearch.ca/us-grant-35-million-promote-fake-news-bubble-syria-control-local-media/5701830

'Green economy' pioneer Pavan Sukhdev wins 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
news.un.org | 2020-01-27
Renowned environmental economist and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador Pavan Sukhdev was awarded on Monday the 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, recognizing his groundbreaking 'green economy' work.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1056082

Al Qaeda Terrorist Attacks Continue in Aleppo; Drones Hit Near Lattakia
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-27
NATO al Qaeda ground operatives in Syria continue their recent acceleration of terrorist atrocities against Syria. Rocket bombs have again been fired into civilian neighborhoods of Aleppo. Armed human garbage continue to prevent civilians to be escorted to safe areas …
globalresearch.ca/nato-terrorist-attacks-continue-aleppo-drones-hit-near-lattakia-2/5701873

President Nicolás Maduro addresses World Anti Imperialist Congress
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-25
Caracas, Venezuela – On the final day of the World Anti Imperialist Congress, January 24, Venezuelan President Nicólas Maduro spoke to the hundreds of international delegates from over fifty countries. A delegation from Freedom Road Socialist Organization is participating in the Congress. | With a Syrian professor and member of Ba'ath Party at his side, Maduro began with a story of a visit he had alongside Hugo Chavez to Syria when thousands of Syrians surrounded his vehicle in Damascus and lifted the car in celebration of a brave anti-imperialist leader. Maduro followed this with a declaration of solidarity to…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/25/president-nicol-s-maduro-addresses-world-anti-imperialist-congress

OPCW investigator testifies at UN that no chemical attack took place in Douma, Syria
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2020-01-24
In testimony before the United Nations Security Council, former OPCW inspection team leader and engineering expert Ian Henderson stated that their investigation in Douma, Syria suggested no chemical attack took place. But their findings were suppressed. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/01/24/opcw-investigator-testifies-at-un-that-no-chemical-attack-took-place-in-douma-syria/

OPCW Investigator testifies at UN that no Chemical Attack Took Place in Douma, Syria
Ben Norton | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-23
Video and a transcript of former OPCW engineer and dissenter Ian Henderson's UN testimony appears at the end of this report. A former lead investigator from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has spoken out at the United Nations, stating in no uncertain terms that the scientific evidence suggests there was no …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/opcw-investigator-testifies-at-un-that-no-chemical-attack-took-place-in-douma-syria/

"The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-23
President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations

Health services for Syrian women caught up in war, foster safety and hope: UNFPA
news.un.org | 2020-01-23
Continued displacement from conflict-affected areas in northeast Syria leaves women and girls in urgent need of safe spaces, shelter and reproductive health services, according to a Flash Update this week from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1055921

US Troops Blocking Russians From Syrian Oilfields in Series of Dangerous Standoffs
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-23
(ZH)

Lebanon's 'Week of Anger'
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-23
anti-government protests Karim TraboulsiIssue 1250 Lebanon 2019-20 Lebanese protestsJanuary 24, 2020Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced a new government on January 21. The cabinet, made up of technocratic ministers backed by the main p…
greenleft.org.au/content/lebanon-week-anger

OPCW investigator testifies at UN that no chemical attack took place in Douma, Syria
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-22
In testimony before the United Nations Security Council, former OPCW inspection team leader and engineering expert Ian Henderson stated that…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/22/ian-henderson-opcw-whistleblower-un-no-chemical-attack-douma-syria/

Ending Militarization Of Our Communities
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-22
From Stop The Militarization of Police Facebook page In recent weeks Popular Resistance has focused on the escalation of US militarism around the world, especially in the Middle East with the assassination of General Soleimani, US troops staying in Syria to take their oil and the US refusing to leave Iraq despite being asked to leave. …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/ending-militarization-of-our-communities/

Opening plenary kicks off World Anti-Imperialist Congress
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-22
Caracas, Venezuela – On January 22, hundreds of international delegates from 52 countries heard from leaders from Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and Brazil to kick off the World Anti-Imperialist Congress. | Starting with a professor from Syria who remarked that U.S. imperialism assassinated Iranian General Qassem Soleimani because the U.S. fears it is losing its grip on the Middle East, the crowd shouted "Viva Soleimani!" He added that, with the help requested by Syria from Russia, Iran and others, the Syrians have bravely declared "No pasarán!" | After the Syrian professor, an official from the Cuban Communist Party sha…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/22/opening-plenary-kicks-world-anti-imperialist-congress