2020-01-16: Social Media Postees

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J9 Protest in San Francisco
No War on Iran | indybay.org | 2020-01-16
Hundreds gathered at One Post St. above Montgomery BART on a day of national action.

Who Targeted Ukraine Airlines Flight 752? Iran Shot It Down but There May be More to the Story
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-16
The claim that Major General Qassem Soleimani was a "terrorist" on a mission to carry out an "imminent" attack that would kill hundreds of Americans turned out to be a lie, so why should one believe anything else relating to …

The Suleimani assassination, imperialist strategy and the crisis of the Iranian regime
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
The killing of the military leader, widely viewed as second only to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei in Iran's power structure, constitutes a dramatic escalation of the Trump administration's campaign of "maximum pressure" on Iran.

German Defence Minister Confirms Reports of Trump's Threats to Slap EU With Higher Tariffs Over Iran
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
Three European signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as Iran nuclear deal, initiated the accord's dispute mechanism on 14 January thus threatening to put an end to the agreement's existence following the US withdrawal from it in 2018.

The Only Way Out of Our Latest War
Robert L. Borosage | thenation.com | 2020-01-16
The Only Way Out of Our Latest War…

Analyst: US 'Bid' to Cut Iraq Military Aid Over Troop Ouster is a 'Rejection of Democratic Process'
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that the Trump administration was preparing to cut $250 million in military aid to Baghdad after the Iraqi parliament's non-binding vote to expel American troops from its soil over a 3 January US drone strike that killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, triggering retaliation from Tehran a few days later.

Iranian Opposition–1970s to 2020
Ron Jacobs | zcomm.org | 2020-01-16
As residents of those nations working to return Iran back to its previous status as a client of imperialism, our task is to oppose the sanctions demanded by the United States and the war moves accompanying those sanctions…

Tracked, Targeted, Killed: Qassem Soleimani's Final Hours
Suadad al-Salhy | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-16
Stepping off his Cham Wings flight and onto the tarmac of Baghdad airport, Qassem Soleimani was met by a familiar face. | Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of the Hashd al-Shaabi Iraqi paramilitary, was a longstanding ally of the Iranian …

YouTube, Facebook and Twitter remove accounts and content opposing the illegal assassination of Iranian General Suleimani
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
The social media companies YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are following the orders of the Trump administration in the aftermath of the criminal assassination of Iranian General Suleimani on January 3.

Russian government resigns after Putin's state of the nation address
wsws.org | 2020-01-16
The resignation of the widely unpopular Russian government comes amid mounting social conflict and escalating war tensions between the US and Iran which threaten to draw in the entire South Caucasus region and Russia itself.

'We Did Not Think US Would Target Another Country's Guest' – Rouhani on Soleimani Assassination
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-16
Qasem Soleimani, the former head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp's Quds Force, was posthumously promoted to Lieutenant General. Incredibly popular amongst most Iranians, the late General was a key figure in coordinating anti-Daesh forces in Iraq and Syria.

At least 313 civilians killed in Idlib since Nov. 2019 in Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-16
More and more civilians are losing their lives or getting displaced in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib as the regime, Iran-backed groups and Russia intensify airstrikes. | A total of 313 civilians, including 100 children, were killed, 1,843 others injured and 382,466 Syrians were forced to flee their homes since November 2019, according to data provided by the Coordinators of Interventions in Syria, a local rights group. | The strikes also targeted many civilian buildings including 48 mosques, three civil defense centers, one ambulance, nine health teams, 15 health facilities, 11 tent cities, eight water s…

Iran accuses Europe of yielding to 'high school bully' Trump in nuclear row
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-16
Iran said on Thursday three European states had succumbed to "high school bully" Donald Trump when they triggered a dispute mechanism in a nuclear pact the U.S. president opposes, a step that could eventually lead to reimposing U.N. sanctions.The pact, known as the JCPoA, was agreed in 2015 between Tehran and world powers, offering Iran relief from sanctions if it curbed its nuclear work. Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018 and reimposed U.S. sanctions, telling Tehran he wanted a more stringent deal on nuclear and other issues.Iran has responded to the U.S. sanctions by scaling back its compliance with the deal,…

How Donald Trump Successfully Wagged the Dog, and More
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-16
Although I have never seen Donald Trump with a pet, I do believe that he wagged the dog when he ordered the assassination of the Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. The expression "wag the dog" comes from a 1997 film satire in which a president, caught up in a sex scandal, uses a war to divert…

A Truly Antiwar Agenda Must Include Free College and Medicare for All
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-15
Last night's debate brought home a reality for me: A truly antiwar agenda is not confined to priorities traditionally seen as "foreign policy." It must include bold plans to address climate change, education, institutional racism and sexism, health care and immigration justice. And our movements must reflect that broad-based vision. | The recent assassination of Iran's top Gen. Qassim Suleimani was a frightening reminder of the undemocratic and reckless approach of those who currently rule the U.S.

Fidel Castro's Message against Nuclear War: "In a Nuclear War the 'Collateral Damage' would be the Life of All Humanity."
Fidel Castro Ruz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-15
A forceful message calling for World peace and the survival of humankind.

Tampa students rally against aggressions towards Iran
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-15
Tampa, FL – At the University of South Florida, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held their second rally against the President Trump's and U.S. aggression towards Iran. The protest, attended by around 20 students on campus on January 14, has come in the wake of the assassination of a high-ranking Iranian military figure, Qassem Soleimani. | Along with the threat of more U.S. troops to the region and further hostilities, Iran has been hit by U.S. economic sanctions since 2010. An SDS member told the crowd, "The sanctions have greatly limited the amount of medical resources that Iran can get. This has result…

Iran-Iraq solidarity grows amid U.S. threats
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2020-01-15
United States policy toward both Iran and Iraq is based not on "bad advice" or howling blunders by President Donald Trump, as Democratic Party pundits claim. It is not just a "mismanaged" foreign policy. Times Square protest, Jan. 8, New York City. (WW photo: Brenda Ryan) Washington's miscalculations of the . . . | Continue reading Iran-Iraq solidarity grows amid U.S. threats at Workers.org

Youth, the workers and the struggle against war
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2020-01-15
Excerpted from a talk given at the Jan. 9 Workers World Party forum in New York City,"The growing U.S. war threats against Iran and Iraq: Resistance and international protest plans." As the U.S. continues its attacks on Iran, we must ask: How do today's youth feel about the anti-war movement? . . . | Continue reading Youth, the workers and the struggle against war at Workers.org

Scores Injured as Security Forces Use Unlawful Force to Crush Protests in Iran
commondreams.org | 2020-01-15

Who Wins and Who Loses in the Iran Crisis?
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-15
In the latest phase of the US-Iran confrontation, who came out on top is not clear-cut; both countries made gains and losses from the crisis and some of its the results are still to come. By ordering the assassination on 3 January of general Qassem Soleimani, the head of Quds Force, the external arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, President Trump claims to…

Phyllis Bennis on Dem Debate: Support for Combat Troop Withdrawal Is Not Enough to Stop Endless Wars
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-15
Six Democratic presidential candidates sparred on Tuesday night in Des Moines, the last debate before the crucial Iowa caucuses. The debate, hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register, focused heavily on foreign policy and rising tensions with Iran following the U.S. assassination of that country's top military commander, Qassem Soleimani. As the presidential field continues to narrow, the U.S. Senate is preparing for the historic impeachment trial of President Trump, for which Senators Sanders, Warren and Klobuchar are all expected to leave the campaign trail to serve their role as jurors.

Britain, France and Germany (E3) Trigger JCPOA Dispute Mechanism, a Hostile Action Against Iran
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-15
The nuclear deal dispute resolution mechanism and sanctions snapback provision can take effect if one JCPOA signatory claims another failed to meet its obligations under the deal

Iraqis to the United States: What Part of "Go Home" Don't You Understand?
MintPress News Desk | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-15

Kremlin maintains muted response to Suleimani assassination, insists on Iran nuclear deal
wsws.org | 2020-01-15
An open war against Iran is likely to spread directly to the border of Russia, enflaming not only the entire Middle East but also the South Caucasus.

Uncle Sam the hit man
Nellie Bailey | mronline.org | 2020-01-15
Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation's best known political prisoner, says the U.S. is living up to its reputation as an international assassin with its hit on an Iranian general on Iraqi soil. "America is more hated today than ever," said Abu Jamal, co-author of the multi-volume book, "Murder, Incorporated." | Source…

The Wrong Question for Democrats to Be Asking About Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-15
A loopy Iran speech has fueled speculation that he's hopped up on Adderall. But amphetamines can't explain the madness of his presidency.

The Human Catastrophe of War
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-15
The year 2020 began with news of President Trump's bold military adventure which garnered the attention of the people around the world. 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedish, 4 Afghans, 3 Britons, and 3 Germans lost their lives …

Iran's Rouhani Demands US, EU Troops Leave the Middle East or Face "Danger"
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-15

Bolsonaro backs Trump in war on Iran, while Workers' Party appeals to Brazilian military
wsws.org | 2020-01-15
Brazil's fascistic President Jair Bolsonaro was one of the first to defend Washington's assassination of Iranian general Qassem Suleiman.

Support for Combat Troop Withdrawal Is Not Enough to Stop Endless Wars
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-15
Six Democratic presidential candidates sparred on Tuesday night in Des Moines, the last debate before the crucial Iowa caucuses. The debate, hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register, focused heavily on foreign policy and rising tensions with Iran following the U.S. assassination of that country's top military commander, Qassem Soleimani. As the presidential field continues to narrow, the U.S. Senate is preparing for the historic impeachment trial of President Trump, for which Senators Sanders, Warren…

Keeping with its Crackdown on Alternative Voices, Google Deletes Press TV from YouTube
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-15
Without warning, tech giant Google "permanently removed" Iranian government-owned media channel Press TV UK's YouTube channel Monday night amid increasing American hostility to Iran. | "This attack on the freedom of speech of Press TV's journalists seems to be part of an anti-Iran purge as the West sets its sights on regime change in Iran," Press TV said. Its content, in its own words, focuses on "anti-imperialis…

Video Shows TWO Missiles Bringing Down Iran 737, Second Plane Reported & Iraq And Syria Under Attack
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-15
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Vote like your life depends on it: Iran (video)
Brave New Films | nationofchange.org | 2020-01-15
We must stand up and let our voices be heard. #FightToVote #NoWarWithIran.

European powers move toward scrapping nuclear accord with Iran
wsws.org | 2020-01-15
Berlin, London and Paris, emboldened by Tehran's weak response to the US murder of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani, are escalating attacks against Iran.

Persian Peril: The Assassination of Qasem Soleimani and the Prospect of War with Iran
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-15
"And after what my source had sent me on Wednesday morning…I was pretty confident that they would have to back off because the reasons were overwhelming in terms of Iranian military power… In fact there was an indirect, a direct-indirect …

Trump's war on Iran, health care loom large at Dem debate
Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-15

CNN Moderators Fixate on Cost of Medicare for All, Ignore Price of Endless War
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-15
Democrats onstage Tuesday night at the CNN/Des Moines Register debate in Iowa were challenged repeatedly by moderators on the cost of major plans like Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All

Trump deal instead of Iran nuclear deal? I agree! US president gives Twitter nod to BoJo
rt.com | 2020-01-15
Boris Johnson's suggestion that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal be replaced with a new one

Why Killing Soleimani has Further Destabilized the Middle East
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-15
On January 3rd, the United States carried out the assassination of Iran's Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, near the Baghdad International Airport. | RELATED: | Trump Signed Off on Soleimani's Assassination in June | The U.S.' assassination of this high-ranking Iranian military commander would create shockwaves across the Middle East, as the killing of Soleimani would see a sequence of events to follow the Trump administration's move. | What Led to the Assassination? | A special…

'Huge': House to Consider Lee- and Khanna-Backed Measures to Stop Trump's March to War With Iran
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-15
The Congressional Progressive Caucus said the two bills are "our best chance to avoid future conflict." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/house-annouces-lee-khanna-stop-endless-war.jpg

Israel Provided The Intel To Kill Soleimani & A Cyberattack May Have Been Behind Iran's 737 Downing
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-14
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/13/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

US Clearing Anti-War Voices Off Social Media
Darius Shahtahmasebi | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-14

Iran Welcomes "Constructive" Measures to Save Nuclear Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-14
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi said Tuesday that Iran welcomes any constructive measure which aims at saving the 2015 nuclear deal. | RELATED: Trump Signed Off on Soleimani's Assassination in June | "As in the past, Iran is fully ready to receive any well-intended and constructive measures to salvage this important international deal, and it supports any initiative in this regard," Mousavi said. | "In the meantime, Iran clarifies it to all and particularly to three European parties of the deal that any breach of vows, mal-intention and unconst…

UN aviation experts to join Ukraine Airlines Iran crash investigation
news.un.org | 2020-01-14
Experts from the UN aviation watchdog, ICAO, will support the investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian Passenger plane in Iran on January 8, following an invitation from the Iranian authorities, which was accepted on Tuesday.

US Commits Acts of War, But No One Is Asking the Hard Questions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-14
Gen. Soleimani was an ally in the fight against ISIS, just as Saddam was an ally against Iran. Why did the U.S. turn against them?

Refuting Pompeo claim, Iraq sticks to demand that U.S. troops get out
Matt Trinder | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-14
The Iraqi government announced yesterday that it will not sign an agreement to keep U.S. forces in the country. On Jan. 5, the Iraqi parliament voted unanimously to demand an end to the presence of foreign forces in the country. The vote came two days after Iranian Major General Qasam Soleimani was killed by a …

A US thinktank eager for war on Iran has been throwing money at Boris Johnson's cabinet
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-01-14
A new exposé reveals that a US thinktank eager for war with Iran has been throwing money at key members of Boris Johnson's cabinet, including the PM himself. | Writing in the Daily Maverick, journalist Matt Kennard reveals that the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has spent tens of thousands of pounds on Conservative ministers. Given the current high tensions between the US an…

Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-13
As the US escalates its hybrid wars, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are suspending accounts and censoring content that conflicts with…

Who Profits when Iran and America Fight?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-13
We spoke to Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin after Thursday's War Powers resolution vote. Whose interests are driving the narrative around conflict with Iran?