2019-05-22: News Headlines

Oriental Review (2019-05-22). Military Spending: The "Great Power Competition" globalresearch.ca Researchers at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have concluded that military spending is skyrocketing around the world. According to a report published by the institute in April, the world spent $1.8 trillion on military expenditure in 2018 (2.1 …

The Global Research Team (2019-05-22). Dear Global Research Readers, Your Support Is Essential. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | Our team works tirelessly day in, day out, to promote peace and a world without war. Currently, however, peace is not a money making endeavour. Without financial support from our readers, we are faced with a monthly deficit….

Dean Baker (2019-05-22). The Money in the Trump/Kushner Middle East Peace Plan. counterpunch.org The New York Times had an article on the Middle East peace plan being developed by Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. The piece tells readers: "The idea is to secure financial commitments from wealthy Persian Gulf states as well as donors in Europe and Asia to induce the Palestinians and their allies to More

teleSUR (2019-05-22). Timeline of Half a Decade of US Economic War Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net As of January 23, 2019, the aggressiveness of the U.S. blockade against Venezuela increased remarkably following the unconstitutional actions taken by U.S.-backed opposition congressman Juan Guaido, who self-declared as "president in charge" in a new attempt to destabilize the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Cuba Shows Support for Venezuela in 18th ALBA Political Council | However, the latest sanctions by Washington against Venezuela come as a…

Ben Norton (2019-05-22). A US Military Veteran and 'Aid Volunteer' Sends Death Threat to Venezuela Embassy Defenders. mintpressnews.com Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido's aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy defenders "we are coming to get you with plenty of ammunition."

Daniel Larison (2019-05-22). The Trump Administration "Panicked over Nothing". Pompeo Exaggerated Claims. "Do They Think We are Stupid" globalresearch.ca The Trump administration's overhyped claims of an increased Iranian threat went over like a lead balloon with allied officials this week: | A NATO military intelligence official who was briefed on Pompeo's claims about increased Iranian aggression in the Middle East …

Richard H. Black (2019-05-22). The World Would be Much Safer if President Trump Replaced Bolton and Pompeo. globalresearch.ca It is still uncertain whether the United States will go to war with Iran or not, according to the Virginia State Senator Richard Hayden Black. | According to Senator Richard Hayden Black, the world would be much safer if the …

WSWS (2019-05-22). Washington threatens new attack on Syria amid US war buildup in Persian Gulf. wsws.org With the Trump administration threatening a new attack on Syria on the pretext of chemical weapons, Democrats signed a letter urging an even more aggressive policy.

NIAC Action (2019-05-22). 62 Organizations to U.S. Congress: Pass Legislation to Halt a "March to War" with Iran. globalresearch.ca In light of President Trump and John Bolton's dangerous escalations against Iran and a forthcoming intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill this afternoon, 62 organizations — including J Street, Indivisible, NIAC Action and Win Without War — sent a letter calling …

Juan Cole (2019-05-22). The U.S. Could Tear Iraq Apart Yet Again. truthdig.com Rising tensions between the Trump administration and Iran could roil the entire Middle East, and no country feels the heat more than Iraq.

Gareth Porter (2019-05-22). Do Iranian 'Threats' Signal Organized U.S.-Israel Subterfuge? globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump's national security team has been leaking "intelligence" about Iranian threats for a week now in an attempt to justify escalating tensions, including moving American air attack assets to the Persian Gulf. But a closer look suggests …

Thomas Knapp (2019-05-22). A US War on Iran Would be Evil, Stupid, and Self-Damaging. counterpunch.org "If Iran wants to fight," US president Donald Trump tweeted on May 19, "that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again."The "threat" Trump appears to be responding to is a statement from Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that "[w]e are certain … there will not be a war since neither we want a war nor does anyone have the illusion that they can confront Iran in the region."Some "threat," huh? Let's seek a little clarity as to just who's threatening whom here: In 1953, US and British intelligence operatives orchestrated a coup d'etat, overthrowing Iran's democratically el…

teleSUR (2019-05-22). Majority US Population Rejects Preemptive Strike on Iran: Study. telesurenglish.net Around 60 percent of citizens of the United States said the country should not conduct a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian military, while 12 percent advocate for striking first according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll. | RELATED: | US Warmongers Plan to Threaten Iran by Sending 120,000 Troops | The poll also revealed that 53 percent of U.S. citizens think of Iran as either a "serious" or "imminent" threat, up 6 percentage points from a similar poll from last July. In comparison,…

Sara Flounders (2019-05-22). U.S. war threats intensify on Iran. workers.org May 20 — Another U.S. initiated crisis reached an ominous level this past week with President Trump's announcement that Iran suddenly presented a new, unspecified threat, serious enough to send a U.S. Naval aircraft carrier battle group churning toward the Persian Gulf, along with U.S. B-52 Stratofortress bombers and plans . . . | Continue reading U.S. war threats intensify on Iran at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-05-22). Guatemalan Film on Massacres of Mayan Wins Award at Cannes. telesurenglish.net "Nuestros Madres" (Our Mothers) is the first Guatemalan film to be screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France. The film also won the SACD (Authors Society) at the 58th edition of Critics' Week, a parallel section of the festival. | RELATED: | Maya Ch'orti' Environmental Leader Found Dead in Guatemala | The film directed by Cesar Diaz highlights the…

teleSUR (2019-05-22). Saudi Arabia to Execute 3 Dissident Scholars after Ramadan. telesurenglish.net The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is preparing to execute three dissident scholars on charges of 'terrorism', the Middle East Eye reported this week. | RELATED: | Italy Unions Refuse to Load Saudi Ship to Protest Yemen War | The MEE report cited two government sources and one male relative of the accused. They identified the three individuals as Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari. | According to the report, the three scholars will be executed by the Saudi authoriti…

teleSUR (2019-05-22). US Accuses Syrian Government of New Chemical Weapons Attack. telesurenglish.net The U.S. State Department accused the Syrian government of carrying out a new chemical weapons attack in the northwestern region of the country on Sunday. | RELATED: | Syrian Military Intercepts Unidentified Objects in South Syria | State Department Spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on Tuesday: "We are still gathering information on [Sunday's] incident, but we repeat our warning that if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons, the United States and our allies will…

teleSUR (2019-05-22). North Korea Slams Joe Biden as a 'Fool with a Low IQ'. telesurenglish.net The Democratic People's Republic of North Korea released an official statement on Wednesday that has slammed U.S. presidential hopeful Joe Biden as a "fool of a low IQ." Furthermore, the statement labeled Biden an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being." | RELATED: | US Seizes North Korean Coal Ship as Tensions Mount After Missile Launches | North Korea's official media wing, the Korean Central News Agency, said the government's comments were in res…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-05-22). Madonna's Fake Revolution: Eurovision, Cultural Hegemony and Resistance. mintpressnews.com Madonna, along with Michael Jordan, the Beatles and Coca Cola represent far more than mere performers and fizzy drinks, but also serve as tools used to secure cultural, thus economic and political dominance, as well.

Physicians for Human Rights (2019-05-22). U.S. Immigration Officials' Continued Medical Neglect Leads to Child's Death. globalresearch.ca Following the fifth death of a child in U.S. custody in recent months, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is renewing its call for the immediate release of all detained children to community-based settings, access to independent medi…

John Pilger (2019-05-22). Video: The Coming War on China. Documentary. globalresearch.ca The Coming War on China (2016) is John Pilger's 60th film for ITV. | Pilger reveals what the news doesn't — that the world's greatest military power, the United States, and the world's second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, are on …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-05-22). Abortion Laws in Saudi Arabia More Forgiving Than in Alabama: Report. commondreams.org "We're not seeing right now in the Middle East and North Africa a desire to make laws more punitive and more restrictive for women who need abortions and providers. We are seeing that in the U.S." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Glenn Greenwald (2019-05-22). Watch: Interview with Brazil's Ex-President Lula From Prison, Discussing Global Threats, Neoliberalism, Bolsonaro, and More. theintercept.com Among the planet's significant political figures, no one is quite like Lula. Born into extreme poverty, illiterate until the age of 10, forced to quit school at the age of 12 to work as a shoe shiner, losing a finger at his factory job at 19, and then becoming a labor activist, union leader, and founder of a political party devoted to a defense of laborers (the Workers' Party, or PT), Lula has always been, in all respects, the exact opposite of the rich, dynastic, oligarch-loyal, aristocratic prototype that has traditionally wielded power in Brazil. | That's precisely what makes Lula's rise to power, and his i…

Ann Garrison (2019-05-22). "MuellerGate", A Report Review: Who Cooked Up the "RussiaGate" Conspiracy"? globalresearch.ca We need a bipartisan Muellergate investigation to determine who cooked up the Russiagate conspiracy that has taken over US foreign policy and driven American political discourse from idiotic to imbecilic. | However, in the schreechfest that our domestic politics has become, …

Staff (2019-05-22). When It Comes to Election-Meddling, Russians Learned From the Best. truthdig.com Though Americans might find it hard to believe, we weren't the first country to have an election interfered with by an intrusive foreign power!

WSWS (2019-05-22). Canada's Conservative leader lays out right-wing economic and foreign policy agenda. wsws.org Scheer pledged to step up military-security cooperation with the US, intensify Canada's aggressive stance against China and Russia, and gut social spending.

WSWS (2019-05-22). Ten years after civil war ends, Sri Lankan ruling elites prepare for class war. wsws.org The entire political establishment is preparing another bogus "war on terror" which is targeting the island's Muslims, but will also be used to suppress the opposition of the working class.

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-22). The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Will Not be Thwarted by BLA Terrorist Threats. globalresearch.ca The so-called "Balochistan Liberation Army" (BLA) issued a video ultimatum over the weekend calling on China to cancel the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) or face the consequences of more terrorist attacks against its interests in the Pakistani province that pivotally …

Michael Welch (2019-05-22). Bombing Black People: The Philadelphia Police's War on MOVE. globalresearch.ca "May 13, 1985 is a day that shall live in infamy, but for far more reasons than the obvious. It was the death knell of a system committing suicide. It proved that a man called John Africa spoke powerful …

Amir Nour (2019-05-22). A civilizaàßà£o moderna à prova. globalresearch.ca "Nà£o sei com que armas será disputada a terceira guerra mundial, mas a quarta guerra mundial será travada com paus e pedras" (Albert Einstein)[2] | Alerta vermelho num mundo ambivalente | Tendo em vista a sua ediàßà£o de 2018, a …

Dr. Ludwig Watzal (2019-05-22). "The Betrayal of America". Review of Elias Davidson's Book on 9/11. globalresearch.ca The events of September 11, 2001, are still unexposed. Instead, the world has narrated a story within 13 minutes that Osama bin Laden was the supposed mastermind, and after 24 hours, the "facts" were set in stone by a congressional …

Nancy Roc (2019-05-22). Haiti: The Unsustainable Presidency. globalresearch.ca If the parting of the Red Sea is one of the most dramatic episodes in the Old Testament, Haiti's Moses will not be saved by a miracle; on the contrary, he's about to drown the nation with the support of …

Ali I. al-Dulaimi (2019-05-22). The Iraqi National Museum of Modern Art: Journey of Destruction. globalresearch.ca A glimpse of the plastic arts in Iraq | The contemporary Iraqi plastic art is considered to be the legitimate heir of the ancient Iraqi civilizations of Sumer and Babylon. Relics have beem found indicating that the Iraqi craftsman is the …

James J. Zogby (2019-05-22). US Complicity in Israel's Violations of International Law. globalresearch.ca Last week, I addressed a United Nations Security Council meeting on "Israeli settlements". Because I knew other speakers, experts and diplomats, would address the illegality of Israeli settlements, the economic and human rights impact on the Palestinian people and the …

commondreams (2019-05-22). Nurses Look Forward to House Budget Committee Hearing on Medicare for All. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2019-05-22). Former White House counsel refuses to testify before House committee. wsws.org The Democrats are warning about a "constitutional crisis" and the threat of dictatorship, but their own fecklessness is bound up with the reactionary basis of their opposition to Trump.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-05-22). As 2020 Democrats Cozy Up to Wall Street Donors, Warren and Sanders Refuse to Play Big-Money Game. commondreams.org Presumed frontrunner Joe Biden, meanwhile, is reportedly spending a lot of time "vacuuming up as much campaign cash as possible" at lavish high-dollar fundraisers | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-05-22). Frustrated Democrats plan 'emergency' impeachment meeting after McGahn subpoena snub. rt.com US House Democrats are holding an emergency meeting to discuss the pressure to move forward with the impeachment of President Donald Trump — even though the special counsel and other investigations have failed to produce a crime.

teleSUR (2019-05-22). Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Author and Activist, Dies at 48. telesurenglish.net Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, has died aged 48. | The author, essayist and campaigner – who also championed African literature through the Kwani Trust he founded with other writers – passed away in Nairobi on Tuesday, the organization's chairman, Tom Maliti, said. | Wainaina's 2005 essay "How to Write About Africa", was a pointed and hilarious lesson to would-be journalists and historians. Its compilation of the absurd, yet all-too-common, clichés was a call for mo…

Phyllis Bennis (2019-05-22). Foreign Aid That Costs an Arm and a Leg — Literally. commondreams.org Palestinian amputees break their Ramadan fast at a community center in Rafah, which was destroyed by Israeli warplanes. (Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib / Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Bill Moyers (2019-05-22). What If We Covered the Climate Emergency Like We Did World War II? commondreams.org At the recent "Covering Climate Now" in New York City, veteran journalist and broadcaster Bill Moyers discussed the need for a deeper commitment by the news industry to be part of the solution to the climate crisis by intensifying its coverage of the planetary emergency now unfolding. (Photo: Screenshot/CJR) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Bill Moyers (2019-05-22). What if Reporters Covered the Climate Crisis Like Edward R. Murrow Covered the Start of World War II? thenation.com What if Reporters Covered the Climate Crisis Like Edward R. Murrow Covered the Start of World War II?

Mark Ashwill (2019-05-22). Albright & Powell to Speak at Major International Education Conference: What Were They Thinking? counterpunch.org The last time I used this subtitle was when I first wrote about the morally noxious appointment of Bob Kerrey as chairman of the Fulbright University Vietnam board of trustees in 2016. I had the exact same gut reaction to this message, which appeared in my inbox earlier this year: NAFSA (Association of International Educators*) More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-05-22). The Victory of Small Visions: Morrison Retains Power in Australia. counterpunch.org Australian politics since the 1990s has been marked by a dedicated loathing of the "vision thing". For those keen to see policies lasting beyond the life of the May fly, disappointment lies. Federal governments, at best, have shelf lives of three short years. Governments are effectively encouraged to be agents of small change if, indeed, More

George Ochenski (2019-05-22). Playing Politics With Coal Plants. counterpunch.org The Anaconda Smelter was precipitously shut down at noon on "Black Monday," Sept. 29, 1980. Suddenly, 1,200 smelter workers were without jobs. Just that morning Mel Stokke, the general manager of the smelter, had assured workers that the smelter would continue operating into the foreseeable future. But then the call came in from ARCO's headquarters More

Johnny Hazard (2019-05-22). Down in Juárez. counterpunch.org I first visited Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, twin boom-or-bust towns along the Río Grande or Río Bravo, in 2004 to facilitate the writing of my novel The Pancho Villa Underground Railroad. Juárez had become famous for the murder of hundreds (now thousands) of women. I expected to see women paralyzed by fear, reticent to More

Ted Rall (2019-05-22). Why Joe Biden is the Least Electable Democrat. counterpunch.org As one of the few pundits who correctly called the 2016 election for Donald Trump, it would be wise to rest on my laurels rather than risk another prediction, one that might turn out wrong. But how would that be fun? Let the 2020 political prognostications begin! The arithmetic of the 2016 Republican presidential primaries is repeating itself on More

Laura Flanders (2019-05-22). Can It Happen Here? counterpunch.org Can it happen here? Absolutely it can. Even in a liberal bastion. A few weeks ago, a handful of white supremacists marched into a bookstore in Washington D.C., temporarily disrupting a talk by Jonathan Metzl, the author of Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland. To put this in More

Laura Wells (2019-05-22). What's Really Happening in Venezuela. indybay.org The Long Haul Infoshop | 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley CA. 94705…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-05-22). President Donald Trump 'Engaged in a Cover-Up,' Says House Speaker Pelosi. commondreams.org Under increased pressure from progressive members of the Democratic caucus and constituents to move more aggressively toward impeachment proceedings, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday morning used her strongest language to date against President Donald Trump as she accused him of being "engaged in a cover-up." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Editor (2019-05-22). EE.UU.: °Fuera de Irán! workers.org Como si la pandilla de la Casa Blanca se sintiera incompleta simplemente nivelando las amenazas económicas contra China, haciendo comentarios hostiles sobre Rusia e imponiendo sanciones ilegales —ilegales porque equivalen a un castigo colectivo de las poblaciones— sobre Venezuela, Cuba y Corea del Norte, una vez más han puesto la . . . | Continue reading EE.UU.: °Fuera de Irán! at Workers.org

Eoin Higgins (2019-05-22). In Letter to Congress, 62 Groups say "No War With Iran" theantimedia.com (CD) — The White House is continuing its march to war with Iran, but resistance is growing—most recently by a group of 62 organizations that issued an open letter to Congress on Tuesday calling for the representative body to exercise its power and stop U.S. aggression. In the letter, the 62 groups call on Congress to "fulfill its constitutional …

plenglish (2019-05-22). Venezuela Denounces Obstacles to Health Programs for Children. plenglish.com 22 de mayo de 2019, 08: 33Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is facing serious obstacles to save the lives of children through government programs, as a consequence of coercive policies by the United States, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced.

Michael Steinberg (2019-05-22). US Aggession Against Iraq-The San Diego Connection. indybay.org The role of the San Diego military in the US Aggression against Iran…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-05-22). Following 'Appalling' Deaths of Migrant Children in CBP Custody, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Demands Answers From White House. commondreams.org "You owe the public an explanation and a full accounting for the causes and circumstances of their deaths." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Labor Video Project (2019-05-22). The Fight Against PAR, The Attack On Teachers & Worker Rights With Educator Brian Crowell. indybay.org Educator and former Berkeley Federaton of Teachers steward Brian Crowell talks about his experience with the Peer Assisted Program PAR and how he discovered it was being used to target senior teachers, African American teachers and Latino teachers. He also found out that his union president of the BFT Cathy Cambell was being paid by the district to discipline and terminate teachers.

Staff (2019-05-22). Canada's Anti-Venezuela Policy: A Result of Material Interests and US Subordination. therealnews.com Canada has followed the Trump administration's lead on Venezuela, but it's charting a very different path with regard to Cuba. Yves Engler explains that while there are material reasons for the difference, Canada has followed the U.S. lead for a long time…

Staff (2019-05-22). US Has No Moral Authority to Deem Muslim Brotherhood 'Terrorist'. therealnews.com As'ad Abukhalil shares his perspective on the Trump administration's stated intent to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, pointing out that the U.S. has killed countless civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years…

Jeffrey C. Isaac (2019-05-22). Impeachment Will Succeed If It Demonstrates Very Publicly That Trump Is a Tyrant Unfit for Office and GOP Lawwmakers Are His Enablers. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the Rose Garden at the White House May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he was engaged in a cover up. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2019-05-22). A New Way Forward: 2019 California Juneteenth Celebration. indybay.org Today, let us consider an authentic California Juneteenth narrative for the next 170 years that no longer values a manifest destiny "white man only" enslavement and genocide conversation mandated by the original 1849 California State Constitution.

Santa Cruz News (2019-05-22). Council Proposal Recognizes Lynching of Francisco Arias and José Chamales as 'Act of Racial Terror'. indybay.org On May 14 the Santa Cruz City Council passed a motion to request a recommendation from the Historic Preservation Commission (for return to the August 13th City Council meeting for action) for the placement of a historic plaque on Water Street Bridge recognizing the lynching of Francisco Arias and José Chamales. The men, who were Californios, Spanish speaking Mexican and Native American men, were lynched on the bridge on May 2, 1877, shortly after their arrest on murder charges. "The lynching was, far more than anything else, an act of racial terror," wrote Councilmembers Sandy Brown, Drew Glover and Chris Krohn i…

Jason Ditz (2019-05-22). Russia Accuses Al-Qaeda of Trying to Fake Another Chemical Attack in Syria. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Intermittent fighting between Syria's government and al-Qaeda forces in Idlib turned into full-blown fighting Tuesday, with an al-Qaeda counter-attack hitting Syrian government forces in the area. Reports are that 26 soldiers and 18 jihadists were slain in the fighting. This fighting took place on the border between Idlib and Hama Provinces, and likely will be …

unitedEditor (2019-05-22). Gulf Cooperation Council Summit: What Does It Have in Store for Iran? uwidata.com Saudi Foreign Ministry demands that the world community take tough stance on Iran and prevent it from 'spreading chaos'. Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister said Iran could eliminate the risks of a war in the region by observing international law, stopping interference in the internal affairs of regional countries, dropping support of terrorist groupings, …

Bel√©n Fern√°ndez (2019-05-22). Has the New York Times declared War on Iran? commondreams.org Iranians walk in Valiasr Street in northern Tehran on 8 May. (Photo: AFP/Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Manuel Perez-Rocha — Jen Moore (2019-05-22). How Mining Companies Use Excessive Legal Powers to Gamble with Latin American Lives. counterpunch.org The right of foreign investors to sue governments in international tribunals is one of the most extreme examples of excessive power granted to corporations through free trade agreements and investment treaties. For decades now, corporations have used this power to demand massive compensation for public interest regulations and other government actions that may reduce the More

Global Research News (2019-05-21). Selected Articles: Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

teleSUR (2019-05-21). Global Anti-Chevron Day Objects Corporate Crimes and Impunity. telesurenglish.net Thousands of demonstrators across all five continents have joined Tuesday's International Anti-Chevron day to peacefully protest and display global crimes committed by the transnational company against human rights and the environment. | RELATED: | Ecuador Should Not Clean Chevron Spills, Indigenous People Say | "It's a global event where we call everyone to reflect on corporate crime and demand responsibility from transnational corporations. The campaign aims to shine a light i…

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-05-21). Maduro Gives Trump a Lesson in Ethics and Morality. counterpunch.org In clear violation of the Vienna Convention, the United States police entered by force, after 37 days of resistance, the premises that housed the Venezuelan Embassy and arrested the four activists protecting the diplomatic headquarters from the terrorist vandalism of the so-called "Venezuelan opposition. "The Venezuelan government will respond to the invasion of its embassy More

Ben Norton (2019-05-21). Venezuelan opposition extremist, a US military veteran and 'aid volunteer,' sends death threat to embassy defenders. thegrayzone.com Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido's aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy…

United Nations (2019-05-21). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Libya civil war, African displacement, global trade tensions, terrorists' children 'secretly detained', and more. un.org Tuesday's stories include: Libya facing "permanent division", regional war; Africa event highlights forcible displacement; terrorists' children 'secretly detained' in Syria; Venezuelans need protection; global trade tensions rise.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-21). Venezuela: Maduro Proposes Early Parliamentary Elections as ANC Extends Mandate. venezuelanalysis.com "Let's see who gets the most votes," Maduro challenged the opposition.

teleSUR (2019-05-21). Almagro Against Venezuela Dialogue, in Favor of Use of Force. telesurenglish.net Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has shown his cards once again on Tuesday, coming out against the proposed dialogue between Venezuela's government and the country's opposition, in an interview with Infobae. | RELATED: | Maduro Confirms Dialogue with Venezuelan Opposition in Norway | "The last step of the responsibility to protect is the use of force…an incremental process in which obviously results have to come out," said Almagro,…

teleSUR (2019-05-21). Venezuela has the Means to Defeat the US Blockade. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan Ambassador to Russia, Carlos Rafael Faría Tortosa, said Tuesday that despite the ongoing blockade by the United States, his country has found ways to defeat them and continue to advance his nation's economic development. | RELATED: | Chavistas March in Caracas to Mark Nicolas Maduro's Re-election | In an interview with the Russian agency RT, Tortosa said that "when our president announced that the gold production in the country has been recovering, the U.S. gove…

teleSUR (2019-05-21). Almagro Against Dialogue, Use of Force an Option for Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has shown his cards once again on Tuesday, coming out against the proposed dialogue between Venezuela's government and the country's opposition, in an interview with Infobae. | RELATED: | Maduro Confirms Dialogue with Venezuelan Opposition in Norway | "The last step of the responsibility to protect is the use of force…an incremental process in which obviously results have to come out," said Almagro,…

Ian Goodrum (2019-05-21). Hoping memories of Iraq have faded, U.S. hawks push new war with Iran. peoplesworld.org You could set a watch to it, or maybe a countdown timer. After being frustrated by Venezuela's resistance against a Washington-backed coup attempt, President Donald Trump and his favored attack dog, National Security Advisor John Bolton, have trained their sights on a new target: Iran. Earlier this month, an aircraft carrier strike group and bomber …

Peter Koenig (2019-05-21). Venezuela in "Misery": Lies and Deceit by the Media. dissidentvoice.org To the Editor in CHIEF New York Times — 18 May 2019 Venezuela's Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say Subtitle: Butchers have stopped selling meat cuts in favor of offal, fat shavings and cow hooves, the only animal protein many of their customers can afford. This introduction is accompanied by …

Nicky Reid (2019-05-21). Trump's War In Venezuela Could Be Che's Revenge. counterpunch.org Che Guevara had a dream. After decades of chasing the American Empire into guerrilla street fights from Guatemala to the Congo, Che dreamed of drawing that dreadful beast into an unwinnable quagmire on the graves of its first victims in the heart of Latin America, the treacherous mountain forests of Bolivia where the Conquistadors first More

Marissa Sanchez (2019-05-21). Nationwide tour visits 35 cities to dispel U.S. lies on Venezuela. liberationnews.org To help break the U.S. media/government blockade and offensive against Venezuela, PSL organizer and Liberation News reporter Gloria La Riva traveled across the country.

Staff (2019-05-21). Bomb-Laden Drone From Yemeni Rebels Targets Saudi Airport. truthdig.com DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi rebels attack a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Middle East tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. | The attack on the Saudi city of Najran came after Iran announced it has quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity, though still at a level far lower than needed for atomic weapons, a year after the U.S.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-05-21). Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran, Resumes Purchase of Iran Oil. globalresearch.ca On May 5, Donald Trump announced a devastating 25% tariff on Chinese commodity imports valued at 200 billion dollars. | According to Trump: | "China is cheating the system". | "Dirty Bureaucrats in Washington have allowed China to take advantage of our great …

Darius Shahtahmasebi (2019-05-21). All the Times John Bolton Called for War with Iran. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2018 | The fact that Donald Trump's recent hawkish stance on the Syrian government coincided with John Bolton's first day as national security advisor is most likely no accident. Syria and Iran …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-05-21). No War With Iran, Say 62 Groups in Letter to Congress. commondreams.org "Trump and his National Security Advisor John Bolton are taking this country to the brink of a completely avoidable military confrontation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-05-21). Netanyahu Took Trump to New Heights of Global Tension and Dropped Him. globalresearch.ca Israel prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu claimed he personally convinced the US president Donald Trump to abandon the Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA agreement, and wished Iran to " disappear with the help of God". Israel is much …

commondreams (2019-05-21). Physicians for Social Responsibility Opposes War with Iran. commondreams.org ______________________________…

RT (2019-05-21). Trump threatens to use 'great force' at Iran provocation, but says there's 'no indication' of one. rt.com As he continues to trade verbal jabs with Tehran, US President Donald Trump issued a fresh barrage of threats on Monday, vowing to meet any provocation with "great force" while calling Iran the 'number one provocateur of terror.'

Eric Margolis (2019-05-21). Fire the Nutcases Leading Us to War. globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump claimed this week that he does not want war with Iran. If he really believes this, the president ought to look into what his subordinates are doing. | Among their bellicose actions are deployment of the 'Abraham Lincoln …

unitedEditor (2019-05-21). Iran, China-US trade war, Australia election, S-500. uwidata.com Is the US mobilizing the armed forces against Iran? The situation in the Persian Gulf heated up dramatically this week. The United States has increased its military presence in the region and advised their citizens in Arab countries to remain vigilant. On the 6th of May, the US sent a naval strike group (the aircraft …

RT (2019-05-21). Lindsey Graham supports 'overwhelming military response' to Iran 'threat streams'. rt.com Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has blamed Iran for "escalating tensions" in the Persian Gulf, accusing the country of threatening the US even while promising massive retaliation in response to vague "threat streams."

WSWS (2019-05-21). Persian Gulf tensions rise as Trump threatens "end" of Iran. wsws.org The apocalyptic tweet from the US president came amid provocative drills by US warships in the Arabian Sea.

Jan Oberg (2019-05-21). Trump's Iran Trap. counterpunch.org Remember President Trump's tweet and accompanying statements by the Trump administration officials concerning Iran — as reported here by CNN on May 19, 2019. Trump's statement amounts to a de facto declaration of war on Iran. Objectively speaking, it is a lie that Iran threatens the US. It is a lie that the US sends More

Al-Masdar News (2019-05-21). British Special Forces Join US Strike Group Against Iran. globalresearch.ca British Special Forces have flown to the Middle East in the framework of a top-secret mission to rebuff possible Iranian attacks on merchant ships, according to The Sun. | Members of the elite Special Boat Service are reported to have joined …

Tom H. Hastings (2019-05-21). Iran wags impeachment dog. nationofchange.org Trump is blustering at Iran and to the world that we might just need to crush that pipsqueak terror country. Um…it took nine years to invade, occupy, and finally limp out of Iraq, 288,000 Iraqi and American deaths later. Iraq is a third the population of Iran. War there would be many times more destructive, just when we …

Ken Stone (2019-05-21). Video: Donald Trump Threatens to Destroy Iran. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump on Sunday ratcheted up his rhetoric toward Iran, warning that a fight with the United States would "be the official end of Iran." | Watch the interview with Canada's antiwar activist and geopolitical analyst Ken Stone below….

commondreams (2019-05-21). 62 Organizations to Congress: Halt a March to War with Iran. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-05-21). War With Iran Must Be Stopped at All Costs. truthdig.com America stands on the brink of a conflict that threatens the very future of our republic. The time has come for patriotic dissent.

NIAC Action (2019-05-21). NIAC Statement on Trump's Tweet Threat to "End" Iran. globalresearch.ca Today, President Trump threatened to "end" Iran in a tweet on the heels of reports that rockets landed near the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad. | In response, President of the National Iranian American Council, Jamal Abdi, issued the following …

Rep Tulsi Gabbard (2019-05-21). Tulsi Gabbard: "I Don't" Buy Report that Iran Wants to Strike U.S. Forces, Trump Looking for "Pretext" for War. globalresearch.ca Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential candidate, said she doesn't buy reports saying Iran poses a new threat to U.S. personnel in Iraq in an interview Sunday with ABC's "This Week." | *** | GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: You resigned your DNC post …

Robert Bridge (2019-05-21). US-Iran Showdown Is One False-Flag Attack Away from Global Calamity. globalresearch.ca Hypocritical to the core, the execution of false-flag events spare aggressive states the ignominy of appearing in public as the warmongering psychopaths they are, lest their subjects get the wrong idea as to exactly who is governing over them. | The …

Patrick Cockburn (2019-05-21). Trump is Making the Same Mistakes in the Middle East the US Always Makes. counterpunch.org In its escalating confrontation with Iran, the US is making the same mistake it has made again and again since the fall of the Shah 40 years ago: it is ignoring the danger of plugging into what is in large part a religious conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims. I have spent much of my More

teleSUR (2019-05-21). 5th Guatemalan Migrant Minor Dies in US Immigration Custody. telesurenglish.net A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died Monday in United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody in Texas, officials there said, making him the fifth minor to die after being apprehended by U.S. agents since December at the border wtih Mexico. | RELATED: | US: 2-year-old Migrant Boy Dies After Crossing Border | The boy, Carlos Hernandez, was arrested…

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Military Spending: The "Great Power Competition"
Oriental Review | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
Researchers at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have concluded that military spending is skyrocketing around the world. According to a report published by the institute in April, the world spent $1.8 trillion on military expenditure in 2018 (2.1 …
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Dear Global Research Readers, Your Support Is Essential
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
Dear Readers, | Our team works tirelessly day in, day out, to promote peace and a world without war. Currently, however, peace is not a money making endeavour. Without financial support from our readers, we are faced with a monthly deficit….
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The Money in the Trump/Kushner Middle East Peace Plan
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
The New York Times had an article on the Middle East peace plan being developed by Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. The piece tells readers:…
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The Money in the Trump/Kushner Middle East Peace Plan
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
The New York Times had an article on the Middle East peace plan being developed by Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. The piece tells readers:…
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Timeline of Half a Decade of US Economic War Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-22
As of January 23, 2019, the aggressiveness of the U.S. blockade against Venezuela increased remarkably following the unconstitutional actions taken by U.S.-backed opposition congressman Juan Guaido, who self-declared as "president in charge" in a new attempt to destabilize the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Cuba Shows Support for Venezuela in 18th ALBA Political Council | However, the latest sanctions by Washington against Venezuela come as a…
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A US Military Veteran and 'Aid Volunteer' Sends Death Threat to Venezuela Embassy Defenders
Ben Norton | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-22
Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido's aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy defenders "we are coming to get you with plenty of ammunition."
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The World Would be Much Safer if President Trump Replaced Bolton and Pompeo
Richard H. Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
It is still uncertain whether the United States will go to war with Iran or not, according to the Virginia State Senator Richard Hayden Black. | According to Senator Richard Hayden Black, the world would be much safer if the …
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The Trump Administration "Panicked over Nothing". Pompeo Exaggerated Claims. "Do They Think We are Stupid"
Daniel Larison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
The Trump administration's overhyped claims of an increased Iranian threat went over like a lead balloon with allied officials this week: | A NATO military intelligence official who was briefed on Pompeo's claims about increased Iranian aggression in the Middle East | …
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Washington threatens new attack on Syria amid US war buildup in Persian Gulf
wsws.org | 2019-05-22
With the Trump administration threatening a new attack on Syria on the pretext of chemical weapons, Democrats signed a letter urging an even more aggressive policy.
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62 Organizations to U.S. Congress: Pass Legislation to Halt a "March to War" with Iran
NIAC Action | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
In light of President Trump and John Bolton's dangerous escalations against Iran and a forthcoming intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill this afternoon, 62 organizations — including J Street, Indivisible, NIAC Action and Win Without War — sent a letter calling …
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A US War on Iran Would be Evil, Stupid, and Self-Damaging
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
"If Iran wants to fight," US president Donald Trump tweeted on May 19, "that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again."The "threat" Trump appears to be responding to is a statement from Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that "[w]e are certain … there will not be a war since neither we want a war nor does anyone have the illusion that they can confront Iran in the region."Some "threat," huh? Let's seek a little clarity as to just who's threatening whom here: In 1953, US and British intelligence operatives orchestrated a coup d'etat, overthrowing Iran's democratically el…
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Has the New York Times declared War on Iran?
Belén Fernández | commondreams.org | 2019-05-22
Iranians walk in Valiasr Street in northern Tehran on 8 May. (Photo: AFP/Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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A US War on Iran Would be Evil, Stupid, and Self-Damaging
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
"If Iran wants to fight," US president Donald Trump tweeted on May 19, "that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again."The "threat" Trump appears to be responding to is a statement from Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that "[w]e are certain … there will not be a war since neither we want a war nor does anyone have the illusion that they can confront Iran in the region."Some "threat," huh? Let's seek a little clarity as to just who's threatening whom here: In 1953, US and British intelligence operatives orchestrated a coup d'etat, overthrowing Iran's democratically el…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/22/a-us…

Majority US Population Rejects Preemptive Strike on Iran: Study
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-22
Around 60 percent of citizens of the United States said the country should not conduct a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian military, while 12 percent advocate for striking first according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll. | RELATED: | US Warmongers Plan to Threaten Iran by Sending 120,000 Troops | The poll also revealed that 53 percent of U.S. citizens think of Iran as either a "serious" or "imminent" threat, up 6 percentage points from a similar poll from last July. In comparison,…
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Gulf Cooperation Council Summit: What Does It Have in Store for Iran?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-05-22
Saudi Foreign Ministry demands that the world community take tough stance on Iran and prevent it from 'spreading chaos'. Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister said Iran could eliminate the risks of a war in the region by observing international law, stopping interference in the internal affairs of regional countries, dropping support of terrorist groupings, …
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Do Iranian 'Threats' Signal Organized U.S.-Israel Subterfuge?
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
President Donald Trump's national security team has been leaking "intelligence" about Iranian threats for a week now in an attempt to justify escalating tensions, including moving American air attack assets to the Persian Gulf. But a closer look suggests …
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U.S. war threats intensify on Iran
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2019-05-22
May 20 — Another U.S. initiated crisis reached an ominous level this past week with President Trump's announcement that Iran suddenly presented a new, unspecified threat, serious enough to send a U.S. Naval aircraft carrier battle group churning toward the Persian Gulf, along with U.S. B-52 Stratofortress bombers and plans . . . | Continue reading U.S. war threats intensify on Iran at Workers.org
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Do Iranian 'Threats' Signal Organized U.S.-Israel Subterfuge?
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
President Donald Trump's national security team has been leaking "intelligence" about Iranian threats for a week now in an attempt to justify escalating tensions, including moving American air attack assets to the Persian Gulf. But a closer look suggests …
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The U.S. Could Tear Iraq Apart Yet Again
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2019-05-22
Rising tensions between the Trump administration and Iran could roil the entire Middle East, and no country feels the heat more than Iraq.
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Majority US Population Rejects Preemptive Strike on Iran: Study
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-22
Around 60 percent of citizens of the United States said the country should not conduct a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian military, while 12 percent advocate for striking first according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll. | RELATED: | US Warmongers Plan to Threaten Iran by Sending 120,000 Troops | The poll also revealed that 53 percent of U.S. citizens think of Iran as either a "serious" or "imminent" threat, up 6 percentage points from a similar poll from last July. In comparison,…
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Guatemalan Film on Massacres of Mayan Wins Award at Cannes
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-22
"Nuestros Madres" (Our Mothers) is the first Guatemalan film to be screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France. The film also won the SACD (Authors Society) at the 58th edition of Critics' Week, a parallel section of the festival. | RELATED: | Maya Ch'orti' Environmental Leader Found Dead in Guatemala | The film directed by Cesar Diaz highlights the…
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Saudi Arabia to Execute 3 Dissident Scholars after Ramadan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-22
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is preparing to execute three dissident scholars on charges of 'terrorism', the Middle East Eye reported this week. | RELATED: | Italy Unions Refuse to Load Saudi Ship to Protest Yemen War | The MEE report cited two government sources and one male relative of the accused. They identified the three individuals as Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari. | According to the report, the three scholars will be executed by the Saudi authoriti…
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US Accuses Syrian Government of New Chemical Weapons Attack
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-22
The U.S. State Department accused the Syrian government of carrying out a new chemical weapons attack in the northwestern region of the country on Sunday. | RELATED: | Syrian Military Intercepts Unidentified Objects in South Syria | State Department Spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on Tuesday: "We are still gathering information on [Sunday's] incident, but we repeat our warning that if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons, the United States and our allies will…
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US Accuses Syrian Government of New Chemical Weapons Attack
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-22
The U.S. State Department accused the Syrian government of carrying out a new chemical weapons attack in the northwestern region of the country on Sunday. | RELATED: | Syrian Military Intercepts Unidentified Objects in South Syria | State Department Spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on Tuesday: "We are still gathering information on [Sunday's] incident, but we repeat our warning that if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons, the United States and our allies will…
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North Korea Slams Joe Biden as a 'Fool with a Low IQ'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-22
The Democratic People's Republic of North Korea released an official statement on Wednesday that has slammed U.S. presidential hopeful Joe Biden as a "fool of a low IQ." Furthermore, the statement labeled Biden an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being." | RELATED: | US Seizes North Korean Coal Ship as Tensions Mount After Missile Launches | North Korea's official media wing, the Korean Central News Agency, said the government's comments were in res…
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North Korea Slams Joe Biden as a 'Fool with a Low IQ'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-22
The Democratic People's Republic of North Korea released an official statement on Wednesday that has slammed U.S. presidential hopeful Joe Biden as a "fool of a low IQ." Furthermore, the statement labeled Biden an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being." | RELATED: | US Seizes North Korean Coal Ship as Tensions Mount After Missile Launches | North Korea's official media wing, the Korean Central News Agency, said the government's comments were in res…
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Madonna's Fake Revolution: Eurovision, Cultural Hegemony and Resistance
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-22
Madonna, along with Michael Jordan, the Beatles and Coca Cola represent far more than mere performers and fizzy drinks, but also serve as tools used to secure cultural, thus economic and political dominance, as well.
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Madonna's Fake Revolution: Eurovision, Cultural Hegemony and Resistance
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-22
Madonna, along with Michael Jordan, the Beatles and Coca Cola represent far more than mere performers and fizzy drinks, but also serve as tools used to secure cultural, thus economic and political dominance, as well.
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U.S. Immigration Officials' Continued Medical Neglect Leads to Child's Death
Physicians for Human Rights | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
Following the fifth death of a child in U.S. custody in recent months, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is renewing its call for the immediate release of all detained children to community-based settings, access to independent medi…
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U.S. Immigration Officials' Continued Medical Neglect Leads to Child's Death
Physicians for Human Rights | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
Following the fifth death of a child in U.S. custody in recent months, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is renewing its call for the immediate release of all detained children to community-based settings, access to independent medi…
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Video: The Coming War on China. Documentary
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
The Coming War on China (2016) is John Pilger's 60th film for ITV. | Pilger reveals what the news doesn't — that the world's greatest military power, the United States, and the world's second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, are on …
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Video: The Coming War on China. Documentary
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
The Coming War on China (2016) is John Pilger's 60th film for ITV. | Pilger reveals what the news doesn't — that the world's greatest military power, the United States, and the world's second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, are on …
globalresearch.ca/video-the-comi…

Abortion Laws in Saudi Arabia More Forgiving Than in Alabama: Report
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-22
"We're not seeing right now in the Middle East and North Africa a desire to make laws more punitive and more restrictive for women who need abortions and providers. We are seeing that in the U.S." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Watch: Interview with Brazil's Ex-President Lula From Prison, Discussing Global Threats, Neoliberalism, Bolsonaro, and More
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-05-22
Among the planet's significant political figures, no one is quite like Lula. Born into extreme poverty, illiterate until the age of 10, forced to quit school at the age of 12 to work as a shoe shiner, losing a finger at his factory job at 19, and then becoming a labor activist, union leader, and founder of a political party devoted to a defense of laborers (the Workers' Party, or PT), Lula has always been, in all respects, the exact opposite of the rich, dynastic, oligarch-loyal, aristocratic prototype that has traditionally wielded power in Brazil. | That's precisely what makes Lula's rise to power, and his i…
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"MuellerGate", A Report Review: Who Cooked Up the "RussiaGate" Conspiracy"?
Ann Garrison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
We need a bipartisan Muellergate investigation to determine who cooked up the Russiagate conspiracy that has taken over US foreign policy and driven American political discourse from idiotic to imbecilic. | However, in the schreechfest that our domestic politics has become, …
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"MuellerGate", A Report Review: Who Cooked Up the "RussiaGate" Conspiracy"?
Ann Garrison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
We need a bipartisan Muellergate investigation to determine who cooked up the Russiagate conspiracy that has taken over US foreign policy and driven American political discourse from idiotic to imbecilic. | However, in the schreechfest that our domestic politics has become, …
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When It Comes to Election-Meddling, Russians Learned From the Best
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-22
Though Americans might find it hard to believe, we weren't the first country to have an election interfered with by an intrusive foreign power!
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Canada's Conservative leader lays out right-wing economic and foreign policy agenda
wsws.org | 2019-05-22
Scheer pledged to step up military-security cooperation with the US, intensify Canada's aggressive stance against China and Russia, and gut social spending.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Will Not be Thwarted by BLA Terrorist Threats
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
The so-called "Balochistan Liberation Army" (BLA) issued a video ultimatum over the weekend calling on China to cancel the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) or face the consequences of more terrorist attacks against its interests in the Pakistani province that pivotally …
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Ten years after civil war ends, Sri Lankan ruling elites prepare for class war
wsws.org | 2019-05-22
The entire political establishment is preparing another bogus "war on terror" which is targeting the island's Muslims, but will also be used to suppress the opposition of the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

US Complicity in Israel's Violations of International Law
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
Last week, I addressed a United Nations Security Council meeting on "Israeli settlements". Because I knew other speakers, experts and diplomats, would address the illegality of Israeli settlements, the economic and human rights impact on the Palestinian people and the …
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Haiti: The Unsustainable Presidency
Nancy Roc | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
If the parting of the Red Sea is one of the most dramatic episodes in the Old Testament, Haiti's Moses will not be saved by a miracle; on the contrary, he's about to drown the nation with the support of …
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A civilizaàßà£o moderna à prova
Amir Nour | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
"Nà£o sei com que armas será disputada a terceira guerra mundial, mas a quarta guerra mundial será travada com paus e pedras" (Albert Einstein)[2] | Alerta vermelho num mundo ambivalente | Tendo em vista a sua ediàßà£o de 2018, a …
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"The Betrayal of America". Review of Elias Davidson's Book on 9/11
Dr. Ludwig Watzal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
The events of September 11, 2001, are still unexposed. Instead, the world has narrated a story within 13 minutes that Osama bin Laden was the supposed mastermind, and after 24 hours, the "facts" were set in stone by a congressional …
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Haiti: The Unsustainable Presidency
Nancy Roc | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
If the parting of the Red Sea is one of the most dramatic episodes in the Old Testament, Haiti's Moses will not be saved by a miracle; on the contrary, he's about to drown the nation with the support of …
globalresearch.ca/haiti-unsustai…

The Iraqi National Museum of Modern Art: Journey of Destruction
Ali I. al-Dulaimi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
A glimpse of the plastic arts in Iraq | The contemporary Iraqi plastic art is considered to be the legitimate heir of the ancient Iraqi civilizations of Sumer and Babylon. Relics have beem found indicating that the Iraqi craftsman is the …
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Bombing Black People: The Philadelphia Police's War on MOVE
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-22
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Frustrated Democrats plan 'emergency' impeachment meeting after McGahn subpoena snub
rt.com | 2019-05-22
US House Democrats are holding an emergency meeting to discuss the pressure to move forward with the impeachment of President Donald Trump — even though the special counsel and other investigations have failed to produce a crime. | …
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Former White House counsel refuses to testify before House committee
wsws.org | 2019-05-22
The Democrats are warning about a "constitutional crisis" and the threat of dictatorship, but their own fecklessness is bound up with the reactionary basis of their opposition to Trump.
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What if Reporters Covered the Climate Crisis Like Edward R. Murrow Covered the Start of World War II?
Bill Moyers | thenation.com | 2019-05-22
What if Reporters Covered the Climate Crisis Like Edward R. Murrow Covered the Start of World War II?
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What If We Covered the Climate Emergency Like We Did World War II?
Bill Moyers | commondreams.org | 2019-05-22
At the recent "Covering Climate Now" in New York City, veteran journalist and broadcaster Bill Moyers discussed the need for a deeper commitment by the news industry to be part of the solution to the climate crisis by intensifying its coverage of the planetary emergency now unfolding. (Photo: Screenshot/CJR) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Foreign Aid That Costs an Arm and a Leg — Literally
Phyllis Bennis | commondreams.org | 2019-05-22
Palestinian amputees break their Ramadan fast at a community center in Rafah, which was destroyed by Israeli warplanes. (Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib / Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Author and Activist, Dies at 48
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-22
Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, has died aged 48. | The author, essayist and campaigner – who also championed African literature through the Kwani Trust he founded with other writers – passed away in Nairobi on Tuesday, the organization's chairman, Tom Maliti, said. | Wainaina's 2005 essay "How to Write About Africa", was a pointed and hilarious lesson to would-be journalists and historians. Its compilation of the absurd, yet all-too-common, clichés was a call for mo…
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Nurses Look Forward to House Budget Committee Hearing on Medicare for All
commondreams.org | 2019-05-22
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As 2020 Democrats Cozy Up to Wall Street Donors, Warren and Sanders Refuse to Play Big-Money Game
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-22
Presumed frontrunner Joe Biden, meanwhile, is reportedly spending a lot of time "vacuuming up as much campaign cash as possible" at lavish high-dollar fundraisers | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Author and Activist, Dies at 48
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-22
Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, has died aged 48. | The author, essayist and campaigner – who also championed African literature through the Kwani Trust he founded with other writers – passed away in Nairobi on Tuesday, the organization's chairman, Tom Maliti, said. | Wainaina's 2005 essay "How to Write About Africa", was a pointed and hilarious lesson to would-be journalists and historians. Its compilation of the absurd, yet all-too-common, clichés was a call for mo…
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Can It Happen Here?
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
Can it happen here? Absolutely it can. Even in a liberal bastion. A few weeks ago, a handful of white supremacists marched into a bookstore in Washington D.C., temporarily disrupting a talk by Jonathan Metzl, the author of Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland. To put this in…
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Why Joe Biden is the Least Electable Democrat
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
As one of the few pundits who correctly called the 2016 election for Donald Trump, it would be wise to rest on my laurels rather than risk another prediction, one that might turn out wrong. But how would that be fun? Let the 2020 political prognostications begin! The arithmetic of the 2016 Republican presidential primaries is repeating itself on…
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How Mining Companies Use Excessive Legal Powers to Gamble with Latin American Lives
Manuel Perez-Rocha — Jen Moore | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
The right of foreign investors to sue governments in international tribunals is one of the most extreme examples of excessive power granted to corporations through free trade agreements and investment treaties. For decades now, corporations have used this power to demand massive compensation for public interest regulations and other government actions that may reduce the…
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Playing Politics With Coal Plants
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
The Anaconda Smelter was precipitously shut down at noon on "Black Monday," Sept. 29, 1980. Suddenly, 1,200 smelter workers were without jobs. Just that morning Mel Stokke, the general manager of the smelter, had assured workers that the smelter would continue operating into the foreseeable future. But then the call came in from ARCO's headquarters…
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Down in Juárez
Johnny Hazard | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
I first visited Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, twin boom-or-bust towns along the Río Grande or Río Bravo, in 2004 to facilitate the writing of my novel The Pancho Villa Underground Railroad. Juárez had become famous for the murder of hundreds (now thousands) of women. I expected to see women paralyzed by fear, reticent to…
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Albright & Powell to Speak at Major International Education Conference: What Were They Thinking?
Mark Ashwill | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
The last time I used this subtitle was when I first wrote about the morally noxious appointment of Bob Kerrey as chairman of the Fulbright University Vietnam board of trustees in 2016. I had the exact same gut reaction to this message, which appeared in my inbox earlier this year: NAFSA (Association of International Educators*)…
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The Victory of Small Visions: Morrison Retains Power in Australia
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
Australian politics since the 1990s has been marked by a dedicated loathing of the "vision thing". For those keen to see policies lasting beyond the life of the May fly, disappointment lies. Federal governments, at best, have shelf lives of three short years. Governments are effectively encouraged to be agents of small change if, indeed,…
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The Victory of Small Visions: Morrison Retains Power in Australia
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
Australian politics since the 1990s has been marked by a dedicated loathing of the "vision thing". For those keen to see policies lasting beyond the life of the May fly, disappointment lies. Federal governments, at best, have shelf lives of three short years. Governments are effectively encouraged to be agents of small change if, indeed,…
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Albright & Powell to Speak at Major International Education Conference: What Were They Thinking?
Mark Ashwill | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-22
The last time I used this subtitle was when I first wrote about the morally noxious appointment of Bob Kerrey as chairman of the Fulbright University Vietnam board of trustees in 2016. I had the exact same gut reaction to this message, which appeared in my inbox earlier this year: NAFSA (Association of International Educators*)…
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In Letter to Congress, 62 Groups say "No War With Iran"
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-22
(CD) — The White House is continuing its march to war with Iran, but resistance is growing–most recently by a group of 62 organizations that issued an open letter to Congress on Tuesday calling for the representative body to exercise its power and stop U.S. aggression. In the letter, the 62 groups call on Congress to "fulfill its constitutional …

In Letter to Congress, 62 Groups say "No War With Iran"

EE.UU.: °Fuera de Irán!
Editor | workers.org | 2019-05-22
Como si la pandilla de la Casa Blanca se sintiera incompleta simplemente nivelando las amenazas económicas contra China, haciendo comentarios hostiles sobre Rusia e imponiendo sanciones ilegales –ilegales porque equivalen a un castigo colectivo de las poblaciones– sobre Venezuela, Cuba y Corea del Norte, una vez más han puesto la . . . | Continue reading EE.UU.: °Fuera de Irán! at Workers.org
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Council Proposal Recognizes Lynching of Francisco Arias and José Chamales as 'Act of Racial Terror'
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2019-05-22
On May 14 the Santa Cruz City Council passed a motion to request a recommendation from the Historic Preservation Commission (for return to the August 13th City Council meeting for action) for the placement of a historic plaque on Water Street Bridge recognizing the lynching of Francisco Arias and José Chamales. The men, who were Californios, Spanish speaking Mexican and Native American men, were lynched on the bridge on May 2, 1877, shortly after their arrest on murder charges. "The lynching was, far more than anything else, an act of racial terror," wrote Councilmembers Sandy Brown, Drew Glover and Chris Krohn i…
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President Donald Trump 'Engaged in a Cover-Up,' Says House Speaker Pelosi
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-22
Under increased pressure from progressive members of the Democratic caucus and constituents to move more aggressively toward impeachment proceedings, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday morning used her strongest language to date against President Donald Trump as she accused him of being "engaged in a cover-up." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Following 'Appalling' Deaths of Migrant Children in CBP Custody, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Demands Answers From White House
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-22
"You owe the public an explanation and a full accounting for the causes and circumstances of their deaths." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Impeachment Will Succeed If It Demonstrates Very Publicly That Trump Is a Tyrant Unfit for Office and GOP Lawwmakers Are His Enablers
Jeffrey C. Isaac | commondreams.org | 2019-05-22
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the Rose Garden at the White House May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he was engaged in a cover up. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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US Aggession Against Iraq-The San Diego Connection
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2019-05-22
The role of the San Diego military in the US Aggression against Iran…
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Canada's Anti-Venezuela Policy: A Result of Material Interests and US Subordination
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-22
Canada has followed the Trump administration's lead on Venezuela, but it's charting a very different path with regard to Cuba. Yves Engler explains that while there are material reasons for the difference, Canada has followed the U.S. lead for a long time…
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US Has No Moral Authority to Deem Muslim Brotherhood 'Terrorist'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-22
As'ad Abukhalil shares his perspective on the Trump administration's stated intent to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, pointing out that the U.S. has killed countless civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years…
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A New Way Forward: 2019 California Juneteenth Celebration
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-05-22
Today, let us consider an authentic California Juneteenth narrative for the next 170 years that no longer values a manifest destiny "white man only" enslavement and genocide conversation mandated by the original 1849 California State Constitution.
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Venezuela Denounces Obstacles to Health Programs for Children
plenglish.com | 2019-05-22
22 de mayo de 2019, 08: 33Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is facing serious obstacles to save the lives of children through government programs, as a consequence of coercive policies by the United States, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced.
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Russia Accuses Al-Qaeda of Trying to Fake Another Chemical Attack in Syria
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-22
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Intermittent fighting between Syria's government and al-Qaeda forces in Idlib turned into full-blown fighting Tuesday, with an al-Qaeda counter-attack hitting Syrian government forces in the area. Reports are that 26 soldiers and 18 jihadists were slain in the fighting. This fighting took place on the border between Idlib and Hama Provinces, and likely will be …

Russia Accuses Al-Qaeda of Trying to Fake Another Chemical Attack in Syria

The Fight Against PAR, The Attack On Teachers & Worker Rights With Educator Brian Crowell
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-05-22
Educator and former Berkeley Federaton of Teachers steward Brian Crowell talks about his experience with the Peer Assisted Program PAR and how he discovered it was being used to target senior teachers, African American teachers and Latino teachers. He also found out that his union president of the BFT Cathy Cambell was being paid by the district to discipline and terminate teachers.
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What's Really Happening in Venezuela
Laura Wells | indybay.org | 2019-05-22
The Long Haul Infoshop | 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley CA. 94705…
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Selected Articles: Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
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Global Anti-Chevron Day Objects Corporate Crimes and Impunity
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-21
Thousands of demonstrators across all five continents have joined Tuesday's International Anti-Chevron day to peacefully protest and display global crimes committed by the transnational company against human rights and the environment. | RELATED: | Ecuador Should Not Clean Chevron Spills, Indigenous People Say | "It's a global event where we call everyone to reflect on corporate crime and demand responsibility from transnational corporations. The campaign aims to shine a light i…
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Maduro Gives Trump a Lesson in Ethics and Morality
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-21
In clear violation of the Vienna Convention, the United States police entered by force, after 37 days of resistance, the premises that housed the Venezuelan Embassy and arrested the four activists protecting the diplomatic headquarters from the terrorist vandalism of the so-called "Venezuelan opposition. "The Venezuelan government will respond to the invasion of its embassy…
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Venezuelan opposition extremist, a US military veteran and 'aid volunteer,' sends death threat to embassy defenders
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-21
Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido's aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy…
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Tuesday's Daily Brief: Libya civil war, African displacement, global trade tensions, terrorists' children 'secretly detained', and more
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-21
Tuesday's stories include: Libya facing "permanent division", regional war; Africa event highlights forcible displacement; terrorists' children 'secretly detained' in Syria; Venezuelans need protection; global trade tensions rise.
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Venezuela: Maduro Proposes Early Parliamentary Elections as ANC Extends Mandate
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-21
"Let's see who gets the most votes," Maduro challenged the opposition.
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Venezuela has the Means to Defeat the US Blockade
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-21
The Venezuelan Ambassador to Russia, Carlos Rafael Faría Tortosa, said Tuesday that despite the ongoing blockade by the United States, his country has found ways to defeat them and continue to advance his nation's economic development. | RELATED: | Chavistas March in Caracas to Mark Nicolas Maduro's Re-election | In an interview with the Russian agency RT, Tortosa said that "when our president announced that the gold production in the country has been recovering, the U.S. gove…
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Almagro Against Dialogue, Use of Force an Option for Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-21
Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has shown his cards once again on Tuesday, coming out against the proposed dialogue between Venezuela's government and the country's opposition, in an interview with Infobae. | RELATED: | Maduro Confirms Dialogue with Venezuelan Opposition in Norway | "The last step of the responsibility to protect is the use of force…an incremental process in which obviously results have to come out," said Almagro,…
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Almagro Against Venezuela Dialogue, in Favor of Use of Force
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-21
Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has shown his cards once again on Tuesday, coming out against the proposed dialogue between Venezuela's government and the country's opposition, in an interview with Infobae. | RELATED: | Maduro Confirms Dialogue with Venezuelan Opposition in Norway | "The last step of the responsibility to protect is the use of force…an incremental process in which obviously results have to come out," said Almagro,…
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Almagro Against Venezuela Dialogue, in Favor of Use of Force
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-21
Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has shown his cards once again on Tuesday, coming out against the proposed dialogue between Venezuela's government and the country's opposition, in an interview with Infobae. | RELATED: | Maduro Confirms Dialogue with Venezuelan Opposition in Norway | "The last step of the responsibility to protect is the use of force…an incremental process in which obviously results have to come out," said Almagro,…
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Hoping memories of Iraq have faded, U.S. hawks push new war with Iran
Ian Goodrum | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-21
You could set a watch to it, or maybe a countdown timer. After being frustrated by Venezuela's resistance against a Washington-backed coup attempt, President Donald Trump and his favored attack dog, National Security Advisor John Bolton, have trained their sights on a new target: Iran. Earlier this month, an aircraft carrier strike group and bomber …
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Nationwide tour visits 35 cities to dispel U.S. lies on Venezuela
Marissa Sanchez | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-21
To help break the U.S. media/government blockade and offensive against Venezuela, PSL organizer and Liberation News reporter Gloria La Riva traveled across the country.
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Trump's War In Venezuela Could Be Che's Revenge
Nicky Reid | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-21
Che Guevara had a dream. After decades of chasing the American Empire into guerrilla street fights from Guatemala to the Congo, Che dreamed of drawing that dreadful beast into an unwinnable quagmire on the graves of its first victims in the heart of Latin America, the treacherous mountain forests of Bolivia where the Conquistadors first…
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Venezuela in "Misery": Lies and Deceit by the Media
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-21
To the Editor in CHIEF New York Times — 18 May 2019 Venezuela's Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say Subtitle: Butchers have stopped selling meat cuts in favor of offal, fat shavings and cow hooves, the only animal protein many of their customers can afford. This introduction is accompanied by …
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Bomb-Laden Drone From Yemeni Rebels Targets Saudi Airport
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-21
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi rebels attack a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Middle East tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. | The attack on the Saudi city of Najran came after Iran announced it has quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity, though still at a level far lower than needed for atomic weapons, a year after the U.S.
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Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran, Resumes Purchase of Iran Oil
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
On May 5, Donald Trump announced a devastating 25% tariff on Chinese commodity imports valued at 200 billion dollars. | According to Trump: | "China is cheating the system". | "Dirty Bureaucrats in Washington have allowed China to take advantage of our great …
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All the Times John Bolton Called for War with Iran
Darius Shahtahmasebi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
This article was originally published in 2018 | The fact that Donald Trump's recent hawkish stance on the Syrian government coincided with John Bolton's first day as national security advisor is most likely no accident. Syria and Iran …
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No War With Iran, Say 62 Groups in Letter to Congress
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-21
"Trump and his National Security Advisor John Bolton are taking this country to the brink of a completely avoidable military confrontation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Lindsey Graham supports 'overwhelming military response' to Iran 'threat streams'
rt.com | 2019-05-21
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has blamed Iran for "escalating tensions" in the Persian Gulf, accusing the country of threatening the US even while promising massive retaliation in response to vague "threat streams." | …
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Persian Gulf tensions rise as Trump threatens "end" of Iran
wsws.org | 2019-05-21
The apocalyptic tweet from the US president came amid provocative drills by US warships in the Arabian Sea.
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NIAC Statement on Trump's Tweet Threat to "End" Iran
NIAC Action | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-21
Today, President Trump threatened to "end" Iran in a tweet on the heels of reports that rockets landed near the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad. | In response, President of the National Iranian American Council, Jamal Abdi, issued the following …
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