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JUST ANOTHER DAY ON PLANET EARTH: DemocracyNow! Headlines For Thursday, October 13, 2016! Features Include Donald Trump, President Obama, USA In Yemen, Wells Fargo CEO (John Stumpf), Russia In Syria, Honduras’ 2 Assassination Attempts, Another Murdered Transsexual In Cleveland, Oregon Arrests 10 BLM Activists After Pepper Spraying Them 1st, Iowa Lockup, North Dakota Return & On The Brighter Side, Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature!

And an update on our coverage of the Dakota Access pipeline and the resistance to it: Democracy Now! will be heading back to North Dakota to continue our coverage of the standoff at Standing Rock. As has been reported here and elsewhere, as a result of Democracy Now!’s reporting over Labor Day weekend last month, Amy Goodman was charged by the state of North Dakota with criminal trespass. A warrant was issued for her arrest on September 8—five days after we released video of the Dakota Access pipeline company’s security guards physically assaulting nonviolent, mostly Native American land protectors, pepper-spraying them and unleashing attack dogs, one of which was shown with blood dripping from its nose and mouth.

Protester: “These people are just threatening all of us with these dogs. And she, that woman over there, she was charging, and it bit somebody right in the face.”

Amy Goodman: “The dog has blood in its nose and its mouth.”

Protester: “And she’s still standing here threatening us.”

Amy Goodman: “Why are you letting their—her dog go after the protesters? It’s covered in blood!”

Goodman will be turning herself in to authorities at the Morton County jail in North Dakota on Monday morning at 8 a.m. North Dakota time and intends to vigorously fight this charge as she sees it as a direct attack on the First Amendment, freedom of the press? and the public’s right to know. More information is available at democracynow.org. Continue reading

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“SAUDI ARABIA IS CENTER OF RADICAL ISLAMIC EXTREMISM Spreading Among SUNNI Muslims! Cut Off The Flow Of Arms & Stop Bombing To Stem Atrocities”, Noam Chomsky To Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton & Republican Party. Chomsky Explains What Mainstream American Media Dare Not Mention: Why ISIS Even Exists In The First Place. Also, How Obama Mimicked Bush By Concocting Terror Threat To Justify Syrian Strikes As Bush Did In Iraq (While The Media Meekly Goose-stepped That Old Rubber Stamp). And That’s Not The Only Political War Trickery Obama Learned From Bush Regime: ENDLESS WAR To Achieve ENDLESS PROFITS, Leading To National INSECURITY For The Rest Of Us! To Paraphrase/Recreate An Old Phrase, “Arms For The Poor” (And What Did Einstein Say About Insanity?)

Tabacco: The whole Truth is that President Obama and Hillary Clinton MUST COMPETE with the Republican Party – and in particular DONALD TRUMP for MSM Coverage and Street Cred! If it’s NOT DRAMATIC, Dems get no coverage nor does the Public think Obama and Dems are doing their jobs! That’s the double-edged sword wielded by the GOP & Donald Trump!

Noam Chomsky: Saudi Arabia itself has one of the most grotesque human rights records in the world. The ISIS beheadings, which shock everyone—I think Saudi Arabia is the only country where you have regular beheadings. That’s the least of it. Women have no—can’t drive, so on and so forth. And it is strongly backed by the United States and its allies, Britain and France. Reason? It’s got a lot of oil. It’s got a lot of money. You can sell them a lot of arms; I think tens of billions of dollars of arms. And the actions that it’s carrying out, for example, in Yemen, which you mentioned, are causing an immense humanitarian catastrophe in a pretty poor country, also stimulating jihadi terrorism, naturally, with U.S. and also British arms. French are trying to get into it, as well. This is a very ugly story!

But, Noam! The Saudis are our OPEC OIL BUDDIES of long standing! What are you attempting to do here – make Politicians respond honorably to Inconvenient Facts they already know and scrupulously ignore? (Remember how George W. Bush escorted Saudis out of America for their own Safety via Government Airplanes when nobody else in USA could fly immediately after 9/11/2001!) Continue reading

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“You Can’t Have It Both Ways! You Can’t Claim You Want Democracy And Then You’re The No. 1 Seller Of Arms To Those Dictatorships!” – Safa Al Ahmad. Obama’s Record Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt and Iraq Fueling Unrest in Middle East – You Don’t Understand Why Muslim Terrorists Attack US? Maybe You Need To Remove Your Head From That Sand Supplied By Our Politicos & MSM!

“This problem has been going on for a long time. The Americans — if we’re going to specify, the Americans and their involvement in Yemen — have supported a dictator, which is Ali Saleh and even when the revolution happened to oust him in 2011, they continued to support corrupt political parties that have only their own personal interests. And the U.N. has played a detrimental part in what is happening in Yemen as well. And so all the peaceful — the civil society that had helped bring this revolution on were put to the side and only the political parties and the Americans and the U.N. and the GCC, including Saudi Arabia we’re dealing with. And so they can’t just look at the situation now in Yemen and say, oh, look what’s happening. You had a role to play in where Yemen is right now. I mean, the Americans — there was an article the other day when the Special Forces left an Al-Anad military base; they left $500 million worth of arms in the base. Who do they think has control of that now? They don’t know, probably. Yes? This is part of the really problematic American foreign policy when it comes to Yemen – this tunnel vision about antiterrorism. So whoever is the dictator in control, he is our only ally against Al Qaeda. Like that is the only problem! And the drone strikes have completely and utterly failed instead of crushing Al Qaeda. And now we hear alliances to Isis! So, I mean, the situation keeps getting from bad to worse”. – Safa Al Ahmad Continue reading

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