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eva bartlett commits journalism in the donbass, ukraine

Under Fire from Ukraine and Misperceived by the West, The People of the DPR Share Their Stories;  
Eva Bartlett traveled to the besieged Donetsk People’s Republic to see firsthand how residents are faring amidst a western-backed Ukranian incursion’, by Eva Bartlett, Oct. 16, 2019 (CC w/ attribution)

As such, I’ll paste it all in…on Eva’s last journalism on Crimea, I’d called it ‘a labor of love’ to a commenter.  This one is a ‘labor of continuing fury’ given the testimonials.  It’s quite long, but again, all of a piece, even if a person is so sickened, outraged, and heart-and-soul pierced to need to walk away for a break, and then return.  (I’d needed to, myself.) By my reckoning, the least we can do is act as fair witnesses to what our ‘Democracy Loving’ nation (and related compromised NGOs)  has wrought.  Whether or not this is all new to you, or if you’d lived much of it vicariously online back in the day, it’s hard to imagine not being a different person after you finish it.

The NFL's ability to fleece taxpayers is over

In the 21 years L.A. was without a professional football team, 22 new stadiums were built for 23 teams, with an average of $250 million apiece of taxpayer money for those stadiums.
It was a massive public subsidy for the billionaire team owners, that generated little or no public good.

Bernie's Corporate Accountability and Democracy Plan

Well, the MSM isn't discussing it much aside from a scare diss here and there, but Bernie has once again made history with a new far-reaching landmark plan for Corporate Accountability and Democracy designed to shift ownership and control of the US economy away from the very affluent and towards workers and the public.

Going into the debate tonight, Bernie is also now clearly taking jabs at his "capitalist to the bones" opponent Elizabeth Warren:

"There are differences between Elizabeth and myself. Elizabeth I think, as you know, has said that she is a capitalist through her bones. I’m not. I am I believe the only candidate who's going to say to the ruling class of this country, the corporate elite, enough, enough with your greed and with your corruption. We need real change in this country. I mean, Elizabeth considers herself, if I got the quote correctly, to be a 'capitalist to her bones.' I don’t. And the reason I am not is because I will not tolerate for one second the kind of greed and corruption and income and wealth inequality and so much suffering that is going on in this country today, which is unnecessary."

the turkish/kurdish debacle in northern syria

Please feel free to add what you know, what you suspect is so, and what you’ve read that’s  rubbish but dangerous. I’ll include the following sources.  Add your own sources at will, as well.

Smoke billows from fires on targets in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by bombardment by Turkish forces [AP Photo]

Syrian army, Iran threaten counterattack against Turkish invasion of Syria’, Alex Lantier, 14 October 2019, wsws.org

“The war unleashed by Turkey’s invasion of Syria, targeting formerly US-backed Kurdish forces, escalated out of control this weekend as the Syrian army and Iran moved to counterattack. With Turkish troops and allied Al Qaeda militias advancing deep into Kurdish-held territory in Syria, the Middle East is only days away from an all-out war between the major regional powers that could trigger a global conflict between nuclear-armed world powers.” [snip]

No Opening Statements Allowed at Tuesday, Oct. 15 Debate

Interesting note that there will be no opening statements at Tuesday's debate:

Tulsi Says No Opening Statements

Since there will be 12 candidates on stage, this is sure to cut back on speaking time for candidates like Tulsi or Yang. They will be much more at the whim of the moderators to have any time to make a point.