2019-04-20: News Headlines

Staff (2019-04-20). Climate Campaigners Stage One of France's Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience. truthout.org Parts of a major business district just outside of Paris city limits were shutdown Friday when more than 2,000 climate campaigners staged what organizers described as one of France's largest ever acts of civil disobedience. | Peaceful demonstrators descended on La Défense to protest government complicity and companies fueling the global climate crisis. | Carrying signs that condemned Emmanuel Macron as "president of polluters," the protesters blocked access to the buildings of three major businesses and the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition. | The direct action was organized by Action…

Staff (2019-04-20). Canada is Warming at Twice the Rate of the Globe, Says New Report. therealnews.com Greenpeace Canada analyst hopes study serves as a wake-up call for Trudeau government, but says "You can't wake up a man who's only pretending to be asleep" on climate change…

Romy Haber (2019-04-20). How Women Are Leading the Sudanese Revolution. commondreams.org Since December 2018, protests in Sudan that sparked over the tripled price of bread have turned into nationwide protests against the nearly three-decade rule regime of Omar Al Bashir.

Staff (2019-04-20). Egypt Votes on Referendum Extending El-Sissi's Rule to 2030. truthdig.com CAIRO — Egyptians voted Saturday on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role — changes blasted by critics as another major step toward authoritarian rule. | The referendum came amid an unprecedented crackdown on dissent in recent years. El-Sissi's government has arrested thousands of people, most of them Islamists but also prominent secular activists, and rolled back freedoms won in a 2011 pro-democracy uprising. | Polls opened at 9 a.m. (0700 GMT). Voting will stretch over a period of three days to allow max…

Whitney Webb (2019-04-20). CIA Docs Shows UK, France and West Germany Wanted to Bring "Operation Condor" To Europe. globalresearch.ca A recently declassified CIA document has revealed that members of the intelligence agencies of France, the United Kingdom and West Germany discussed how to establish "an anti-subversive organization similar to [the CIA's Operation] Condor" in their own countries. Described by

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-20). Report on Mueller's Witch Hunt Exposes Russiagate Hoax. globalresearch.ca Summarized, redacted or in full doesn't matter. House, Senate and Mueller probes ended with a whimper, not a bang. They laid an egg, discovering nothing connected to the mandate of what was probed. | Russiagate has been and remains a colossal …

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-20). Police State Ecuador Under Lenin Moreno. globalresearch.ca Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and Moreno are world's apart. | Correa expelled the Pentagon from his country, shutting down its Manta airbase, the region's largest. Moreno invited what no country should tolerate on its territory to return. | Economist President Correa …

Eds. (2019-04-20). Duqu 2.0, lead actor on electric cyber-attacks against Venezuela. mronline.org A PLC is a programmable industrial computer to automate industrial processes. Its architecture has similarities to computers that are at the hands of anyone: power source, CPU (Central Processing Unit), communication modules and inputs / outputs. The control programming that is designed for these devices will be done according to the process or processes that […] | Source

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-04-20). The "Deal of the Century": The Palestinian Cause Is behind Iran and Hezbollah's Success. globalresearch.ca Israel is not preparing a military adventure against Gaza, Syria, Hezbollah or Iran because it is in fact already attaining its objectives both internationally and domestically. | Its military apparatus regularly hits targets in Syria with a calculated risk of retaliation …

Rostam Pourzal (2019-04-20). What Venezuela's Tragic Predicament Teaches Iran. globalresearch.ca Analysts, including commentators sympathetic to Chavismo, are understandably offering a mix of explanations for Venezuela's tragic and worsening predicament this year. With a debate as urgent as this, it is tempting to contrast the US success in crushing the Latin …

Ken Stone (2019-04-20). US Involvement in the War against Yemen: Trump's Veto. globalresearch.ca According to Canadian analyst Ken Stone, member of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War the power of the US Congress has been "effectively diminished" as it failed to override President Trump's veto of a bipartisan bill to end US …

Tortilla Con Sal (2019-04-20). Live from Nicaragua : Uprising or Coup? globalresearch.ca In 2018, Nicaragua suffered its worst political violence and upheaval since the end of the US backed Contra war of the 1980s. Extremely polarized controversy persists about what caused last year's conflict, how it developed and what it means for …

Jim Miles (2019-04-20). Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau Congratulates Netanyahu: There Will Never Be Two States. globalresearch.ca On April 12 Canada's PM Justin Trudeau released a statement congratulating Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on his fifth electoral victory. Two statements stood out for their misleading role in creating a contrived narrative. | The first statement concerns democracy, "During the conversation, …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-20). THAAD Missiles to Romania: NATO's Belligerence In The Black Sea Is A Bad Sign Of Things To Come. globalresearch.ca The deployment of THAAD missiles to Romania and increased naval activity in the Black Sea show that NATO intends to continue its militarization of this strategic space at the expense of Russia's security. | The Black Sea became a global flashpoint …

Zero Hedge (2019-04-20). Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For "Securing Libya's Oil Resources" Amid Tripoli Fighting. globalresearch.ca In a sharp reversal of longstanding US policy which recognizes only the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli as the legitimate authority over Libya, the White House on Friday said President Trump spoke by phone this week to …

Philip Weiss (2019-04-20). Mueller Report Says 'Multiple Members' of Trump Transition Approached Foreign Officials to Stop UN Resolution against Israeli Settlements. globalresearch.ca The Mueller Report was released today, and one section reveals that "multiple members" of the Trump transition team, led by Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law, "communicated with foreign government officials" in an effort to undermine the Obama White House's decision …

Michael Welch (2019-04-20). Climate Disruption: "The End of Ice" and Other Threats to the Planet. globalresearch.ca Repeat broadcast originally airing January 11, 2019. — [MAW] | "We're not going to stop this train wreck. We are not even trying to slow down the production of CO2, and there is already enough CO2 in the atmosphere. We …

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-20). Russia Warns Bolton: 'Monroe Doctrine' Remarks Are Insulting to Latin America. globalresearch.ca What is the 'Monroe Doctrine'? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a 'backyard' of the United States. It 'philosophically' justifies Washington's neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well …

Howie Hawkins (2019-04-20). Earth Day, Planetary Boundaries, and the Green New Deal. globalresearch.ca As we celebrate Earth Day in 2019, we need to recognize that more than climate change threatens our environment and our very existence. We have passed or are approaching several Planetary Boundaries outside of which human society may not survive….

Arabi Souri (2019-04-20). President Assad Receives Russia's Special Envoy to Syria. globalresearch.ca Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received today in Damascus Mr. Alexander Lavrentiev and accompanying delegation which included Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. | Mr. Lavrentiev is an active Russian career diplomat with more focus on Astana talks between the Syrian state …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-20). Russia-China-Pakistan Economic and Strategic Relations: Russia's Ambassador To China Strongly Hinted At Moscow's Interest In N-CPEC. globalresearch.ca The Russian Ambassador to China's latest statement of intent to pursue the integration of Beijing's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) with the Moscow-led economic and security structures in Central Asia strongly hints at the Eurasian Great Power's interest in N-CPEC+ …

Will Bunch (2019-04-20). Trump Thought Mueller Would Be 'the End of My Presidency.' It Should Be. commondreams.org Buried on Page 290 of the long-awaited Mueller report into Russia's 2016 election interference and questions of collusion and cover-up surrounding President Donald Trump was one of those rare peeks behind the curtain of our insane presidency — exactly why the 440-page report was so highly anticipated for so long.

Peter Koenig (2019-04-20). Venezuela: Still on the Brink? dissidentvoice.org The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don't think so. It's more like a regrouping after a first defeat. Well, it's a multiple defeat if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002. However, …

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-20). Russia warns Bolton: "Monroe Doctrine" Remarks are Insulting to Latin America. dissidentvoice.org What is the 'Monroe Doctrine'? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a 'backyard' of the United States. It 'philosophically' justifies Washington's neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America. And …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-20). The US Should Get Ready for King Mohammed bin Salman. consortiumnews.com Riyadh finds it outrageous that American lawmakers are trying to meddle in Saudi Arabia's succession, writes Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News Since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2,… Read more →

ACLU (2019-04-20). Marijuana Legalization is a Racial Justice Issue. aclu.org When it comes to legalizing weed, economic justice for communities of color must be our guiding principle. | Marijuana has been a key driver of mass criminalization in this country and hundreds of thousands of people, the majority of whom are Black or Latinx, have their lives impacted by a marijuana arrest each year. But the tide is turning a…

Evan Jones (2019-04-20). The Coalition of the US Justice Department and GE against Alstom. dissidentvoice.org France doesn't know it, but we are at war with the US. … Yes, the Americans are hard-nosed, they are voracious, they want unilateral global dominance. It is an unknown war, an ongoing war, with no apparent deaths and yet a war to the death. — Franàßois Mitterand A Frenchman called Frédéric Pierucci, with co-author …

Staff (2019-04-20). Police: 'New Breed' of Terrorists in Northern Ireland. truthdig.com A young journalist is killed in the city of Londonderry during riots that likely had the support of the dissident group The New IRA.

WSWS (2019-04-20). Protests force American Museum of Natural History to cancel event with Brazil's Bolsonaro. wsws.org In face of fierce popular reaction, the ruling elites in New York have been forced to disassociate themselves from the fascistic Brazilian president.

plenglish (2019-04-20). Iranian Intelligence Dismantles U.S.-U.K. Spy Network. plenglish.com Tehran, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Iranian intelligence dismantled spy networks from the United States and the United Kingdom, revealed the minister of the sector, Mahmud Alavi, quoted this Saturday the local press.

Jon Schwarz (2019-04-20). The Best Hot Take on the Mueller Report Is From 1796. theintercept.com Washington called all of this in his prescient Farewell Address as he left office. As he feared, the spirit of party has overwhelmed the U.S. political system.

plenglish (2019-04-20). Abkhazia Offers Support to Venezuelan Gov't. plenglish.com 20 de abril de 2019, 01: 51 | Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of the self-proclaimed republic of Abkhazia, Daur Kove, today expressed his support for the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during the 5th International Economic Forum in Yalta.

RT (2019-04-20). Democrats' Russia obsession a 'huge gift' to Trump for 2020 — Noam Chomsky. rt.com Progressive intellectual Noam Chomsky called the Democratic party's focus on 'Russiagate' a 'huge gift" for President Donald Trump that "could hand him the next election." |

RT (2019-04-20). NYT use actual ex-FBI agent to warn readers of Barr's 'Russian disinfo tactic' (with Soviet imagery). rt.com The Mueller report didn't just clear President Donald Trump of colluding with Russia, the New York Times said, it handed Russia's Vladimir Putin the "ultimate victory." If you thought otherwise, blame secret Soviet mind games. |

Natasha Lennard (2019-04-20). Why Philly's Reformist Prosecutor Finally Supports Letting Mumia Abu-Jamal's Appeal Go Forward. theintercept.com Activists were angry when Philly DA Larry Krasner initially objected to Mumia Abu-Jamal's path to a new appeal, but Krasner changed course last week.

plenglish (2019-04-20). Democratic candidate asks to start impeachment process against Trump. plenglish.com Washington, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren today called on the House of Representatives to start impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump.

Curt Wechsler (2019-04-20). What the Mueller Report Doesn't Say. indybay.org "When you read it, it's pretty devastating," said former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The New Yorker columnist Susan Glasse wrote "The Mueller Report Won't End Trump's Presidency, But It Sure Makes Him Look Bad… After reading the report, it was hard to recall the world of utter vindication and Presidential victimization that Attorney General Barr had painted earlier in the day."

plenglish (2019-04-20). Russia calls on USA to Accept Multipolar World and Avoid Sanctions. plenglish.com By Antonio Rondón García | Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on the United States to recognize the existence of a multipolar world and rejected the application by Washington of unilateral sanctions against this nation, Venezuela and Cuba.

Kevin Gosztola (2019-04-20). On WikiLeaks, Mueller Ignored Findings of Former US Intelligence Officials. theantimedia.com (SP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on an investigation into alleged Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election does not confirm, without a doubt, that Russian intelligence agents or individuals tied to Russian intelligence agencies passed on emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign to WikiLeaks. Mueller's team highlighted statements from WikiLeaks on Twitter about former …

Tyler Durden (2019-04-20). Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For "Securing Libya's Oil Resources" Amid Tripoli Fighting. theantimedia.com (ZH) — In a sharp reversal of longstanding US policy which recognizes only the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli as the legitimate authority over Libya, the White House on Friday said President Trump spoke by phone this week to Benghazi based commander Kalifa Haftar, pledging support to the general and his Libyan National Army (LNA) as it lays …

WSWS (2019-04-20). The Mueller report and the campaign against Russia. wsws.org An editorial in the New York Times makes clear that the central purpose of the Democrats' campaign against Trump has been to demand more aggressive action against Russia.

WSWS (2019-04-20). David North speaks on the threat of fascism. wsws.org North, the Chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, urged a meeting of students and workers at Wayne State University to build the Socialist Equality Party in order to fight against the threat of fascism and war.

plenglish (2019-04-20). Diaz-Canel: Many in U.S. Should Learn from Cold War Failure. plenglish.com Havana, April 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Saturday that many in the United States are advocating learning from the failure of the Cold War, alluding to Washington"s escalation of hostility against the island.

Peace Action of San Mateo County (2019-04-20). Screening of documentary film 'Seeing Through the Wall'. indybay.org Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo | 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94402…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-20). Former ISIS Commanders Rehabilitated as Traffic Cops in Syria Under US Watch. theantimedia.com (MPN) — Locals of Ein Issa, a Syrian town just north of the city of Raqqa are reportedly fed up with former ISIS members and commanders who have been rehabilitated by U.S. proxy forces as traffic cops. "Reliable sources" told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) that former Daesh militants have been converted into "security members" …

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-04-20). Affordable Housing Means No on S.B.50. indybay.org The famous writer, James Baldwin, is back, in our San Francisco mailboxes on a fabulous, urgently needed slick mailer denouncing the racist, anti-labor SB50 luxury housing bill promoted by Democrat State Senator of San Francisco, formerly the worst San Francisco Supervisor in memory, Scott Weiner.

Miranda Kraus at the Rose Foundation (2019-04-20). Spiritual Leader and Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe Caleen Sisk Receives Earth Day Award. indybay.org The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment announced Winnemem Wintu Tribal Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk as the winner of the 2019 Anthony Grassroots Prize, an annual $1,000 Earth Day award recognizing an outstanding example of grassroots environmental activism.

RT (2019-04-20). Whitewashing slavery? Ancestry forced to pull ad with interracial couple after social media backlash. rt.com Genealogy site Ancestry.com has apologized and removed an ad featuring a pre-Civil War interracial couple after critics slammed the spot, claiming it whitewashed the widespread sexual exploitation of slave women.

WSWS (2019-04-20). Detroit Fiat Chrysler autoworkers defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. wsws.org A WSWS Autoworker Newsletter campaign team spoke to workers Thursday at the Warren Stamping plant outside of Detroit about the importance of the defense of whistleblowers Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.

Jason Ditz (2019-04-20). Over 70,000 Killed in Yemen War Since 2016. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Official figures on the deaths in the Yemen War have been virtually unavailable, or at least years out of date. The database tracker from the Armed Conflict and Location Event Data Project, however, issued their own data on Yemen Thursday, showing more than 70,000 have been killed in Yemen just since January 2016. This is a …

plenglish (2019-04-20). Abkhazia Offers Support to Venezuelan Gov't. plenglish.com 20 de abril de 2019, 01: 51Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of the self-proclaimed republic of Abkhazia, Daur Kove, today expressed his support for the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during the 5th International Economic Forum in Yalta.

RT (2019-04-20). Citizen's arrest or kidnapping? US militias told to stand down after catching 300+ migrants (VIDEOS). rt.com US authorities are warning wannabe vigilantes against taking the law into their own hands after an armed militia group detained over 300 migrants earlier this week at the Mexican border in what they claimed was a citizen's arrest.

Staff (2019-04-20). United Methodists Edge Toward Breakup Over LGBT Policies. truthdig.com NEW YORK — There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. | The differences have simmered for years, and came to a head in February at a conference in St. Louis where delegates voted 438-384 for a proposal called the Traditional Plan, which strengthens bans on LGBT-inclusive practices. A majority of U.S.-based delegates opposed that plan and favored LGBT-friendly options, but they w…

RT (2019-04-20). 'From pariah to linchpin in proving anti-Trump spy scandal'— George Papadopoulos to Larry King on RT. rt.com "Entrapped" by FBI agents in London, ex-Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos shared the mysterious circumstances that led to his arrest — and to the opening of the Mueller probe — with Larry King on RT's Politicking.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-19). Julian Assange as Neuroses. globalresearch.ca Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with …

Jimmysllama (2019-04-19). Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year. mintpressnews.com Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning brought the U.S. government to its knees by exposing its torture of Guantanamo Bay detainees and war crimes in Iraq. They have been trying to recover ever since and the Trump administration is now more than ever willing to exact full revenge upon those who exposed the truth.

Consortiumnews (2019-04-19). 26th Vigil Held With Assange in Jail. consortiumnews.com The 26th Vigil for Julian Assange was held Friday with the latest news on the WikiLeaks founder and the Mueller Report. Watch it here. Read more →

John W. Whitehead (2019-04-19). From Jesus Christ to Julian Assange: When Dissidents Become Enemies of the State. counterpunch.org "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals. In the current governmental climate, where laws that run counter to the dictates of the Constitution are made in secret, passed without debate, More

Consortiumnews (2019-04-19). CN Radio—Episode 7: Francis Boyle on Extradition of Julian Assange. consortiumnews.com With Julian Assange facing an extradition hearing on May 2, Consortium News Radio speaks with international law expert Francis Boyle, professor at the University of Illinois. Francis Boyle on the U.S.-UK extradition treaty and the way forward for Assange. (30… Read more →

Consortiumnews (2019-04-19). UK Blurring Two Very Different Extradition Claims. consortiumnews.com The Swedish and U.S. claims are vastly different, writes Jonathan Cook. But the public conversation in the U.K. is simply about which has first dibs on Assange. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In a previous blog post, I warned that the media and political… Read more →

John Nichols (2019-04-19). AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib Make the Necessary Call for an Impeachment Inquiry. thenation.com AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib Make the Necessary Call for an Impeachment Inquiry…

Robert Scheer (2019-04-19). The Destruction of the Palestinians Will Be Israel's Undoing. truthdig.com Most of Israel's problems would be solved if it could establish lasting peace with its neighbors, says journalist and filmmaker Mariam Shahin.

Ben Norton (2019-04-19). Instagram Acts as Arm of US Govt, Bans Top Iranian Officials After IRGC 'Terrorist' Designation. thegrayzone.com Top Iranian government officials were suspended from Facebook-owned Instagram just hours after Trump dubbed the IRGC a "terrorist" organization. By…

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-19). US-North Korea Summit 3.0? Pyongyang Accuses Pompeo and Bolton of Creating "An Atmosphere of Hostility and Mistrust" globalresearch.ca Days earlier, Trump said a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would be a good idea. | Two earlier ones achieved virtually nothing toward stepping back from the brink on the Korean peninsula toward regional peace, stability, and normalized …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-19). Headlines for April 19, 2019. democracynow.org Mueller Report Shows No Trump-Russia Conspiracy But Leaves Open Question of Obstruction, Trump Admin to Spend $40 Million on New Immigration Detention Camps, Central American Migrants Claim Assault by Mexican Authorities, ACLU Warns of "Fascist Militia" Holding Migrant Border Crossers at Gunpoint, Nicaragua Bans Anti-Government Protests, Arresting Dozens, Mali's Government Resigns as Protesters Condemn Ethnic Violence, Sudan: Mass Protests Demand Civilian Rule After Omar al-Bashir's Ouster, Bangladeshi Teen Burned to Death After Reporting Sexual Assault, Saudi Court Suspends Hearing for 11 Women's Rights Activist…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-04-19). Yemen Protests Trump Veto of Congressional Resolution to Stop Supporting Saudi War. mintpressnews.com "My message is only to the American people: is spilling more Yemeni blood acceptable to you?" asked a man in his seventies. "There is no difference between the vampires and Donald Trump. Trump is a real character who insists on sucking more Yemeni blood," a young protester told MintPress.

Eric A. Gordon (2019-04-19). USC Forward ups the ante on Los Angeles campus protest. peoplesworld.org

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-04-19). Roaming Charges: Time is Blind, Man is Stupid. counterpunch.org Some names always seem to resurface in American political scandals, so it was no surprise to stumble across "Ledeen" on page 63 of Mueller's Report, highlighting a scheme by Barbara Ledeen (wife of Iran/contra figure and Mike Flynn pal Michael) to track down HRC's emails at Flynn's request on behalf of the Trump campaign, an operation that funded in part by a $30,000 contribution from the blood-drenched accounts of Erik Prince. More

Whitney Webb (2019-04-19). MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu. mintpressnews.com Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod discuss this week's headlines, including Venezuela leaving the OAS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election in Israel on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre and Lenin Moreno's move towards authoritarianism in Ecuador.

Paul Street (2019-04-19). Stephen Moore Gets Something Right: It's Capitalism vs. Democracy. counterpunch.org Capitalism is a lot more important than democracy. I'm not even a big believer in democracy. — Stephen Moore, a potential future member of the Federal Reserve Board The dominant American ideology has long claimed that capitalism is about democracy. It isn't — and one need not be an anti-capitalist "radical" to know better. My old More

Staff (2019-04-19). Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela. therealnews.com The island nations of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, have become increasingly divided as the Trump administration is working to win the back and oppose the Maduro government in Venezuela. Jeb Sprague discusses the development and what it means for the region…

Staff (2019-04-19). Will the Mueller Report Help Defeat Trump in 2020? (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com Trump and his base will remain unaffected by the Mueller Report, and it will mainly serve as a "political football" between Republicans and Democrats, say Gerald Horne and Kamau Franklin, but it can still be used against Trump in 2020…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-19). The Mueller Report: Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston on Trump-Russia Ties, Obstruction & More. democracynow.org The Justice Department has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia and President Trump's attempts to impede the special counsel's investigation. The report states the campaign "expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts," but Mueller concluded, "the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." Mueller also outlined…

Staff (2019-04-19). Mueller Report: A Battle Over Maintaining 'Imperial Hegemony' (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com Gerald Horne and Kamau Franklin discuss the Mueller Report, Russiagate, and whether alleged Russian interference in the U.S. elections is actually significant…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-04-19). Mueller report: "Miners for Trump" rally in Pittsburgh was a fake. peoplesworld.org PITTSBURGH—Remember going to a "Miners for Trump" rally in downtown Pittsburgh, a month before the November 2016 general election? If you did, you were fooled by a Russian fake. A poster for the Oct. 2, 2016 rally, featuring a miner on a coal-black background wearing a headlamp-lit hard hat, illustrates the wide range of Russian-generated …

T.J. Coles (2019-04-19). The Battle for Latin America: How the U.S. Helped Destroy the "Pink Tide" counterpunch.org After sponsoring juntas until well into the 1990s, the US went after Central and South America with "free trade" deals before once again working with extremists. The recent elections of Argentina's Mauricio Macri and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro are major blows to socioeconomic and cultural progress. The recent decision of Ecuador's President Lenín Moreno to allow More

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2019-04-19). With tightening of blockade, U.S. seeks to strangle Cuba…again. peoplesworld.org "The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962." That was the assessment of William M. LeoGrande, a widely respected Cuba analyst, in reaction to announcements on April 17 by Secretary of State Mike …

Paul Haeder (2019-04-19). To Bag or Not to Bag. dissidentvoice.org We're probably not the first time there's been a civilization in the universe," states Adam Frank, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester and the author of Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth. The idea that we're destroying the planet gives us way too much credit. Certainly, …

Andrew Levine (2019-04-19). What Will It Take For Trump to Get His Due? counterpunch.org It is hard to recall now but before the 2016 election, blatant contempt for the rule of law and other longstanding (small-r) republican values, public displays of stupidity, extreme character flaws, and irrefutable evidence of psychological instability could wreck a presidential campaign; and it was practically axiomatic that no presidency could be headed by anyone More

Russell Mokhiber (2019-04-19). Why Boeing and Its Executives Should be Prosecuted for Manslaughter. counterpunch.org Type the word "manslaughter" into any news search engine and up will come a series of stories of ordinary Americans charged with killing others through criminal negligence or recklessness. One such case that came up this month involved a Pennsylvania man who plead guilty to manslaughter. The man was accused of texting while driving and More

Louis Proyect (2019-04-19). A Leftist Rejoinder to the "Capitalist Miracle" counterpunch.org There are men who struggle for a day and they are good. There are men who struggle for a year and they are better. There are men who struggle many years, and they are better still. But there are those who struggle all their lives: These are the indispensable ones. — Bertolt Brecht, "In Praise More

Robert Hunziker (2019-04-19). The Blue Ocean Event and Collapsing Ecosystems. counterpunch.org Sometime in the near future it is highly probable that the Arctic will no longer have sea ice, meaning zero ice for the first time in eons, aka: the Blue Ocean Event. Surely, the world is not prepared for the consequences of such an historic event, which likely turns the world topsy-turvy, negatively impacting agriculture More

John Bachtell (2019-04-19). Crossroads: Saving humanity and nature requires global unity against extreme right. peoplesworld.org People and planet are at a crossroads: Humanity faces existential threats from the climate and ecological crises and militarization and nuclear war. Environmental, economic, and societal disruption on an unprecedented scale will have to be decisively dealt with over the next few decades to avoid catastrophic consequences. The global capitalist system has created unsustainable contradictions …

Eds. (2019-04-19). U.S. aggression against Venezuela and how do you "eat" that. mronline.org "Each number presented here corresponds to the face of a Venezuelan woman, a man, a boy, a girl. It is not only about the economic impact on imports or production, it is about the impact that these economic aggressions have on the guarantee of the human rights of each Venezuelan" —Pasqualina Curcio, The Impact of […] | Source

Staff (2019-04-19). Arsonists Leave Fascist Symbols at the Highlander Center. therealnews.com The Highlander Center has been at the heart of civil rights, labor, and poor people's struggles in this country for the last 87 years. Some people see this arson as an act of war…

T.P. Wilkinson (2019-04-19). The Expense of the American Dream. dissidentvoice.org Political analysis, alas, is no less immune to what has been called the "fashion system" than any other segment of human consumption habits since the end of the Great War bequeathed the industrial form of indoctrination that prevails—now in digital form—today. The polemics offered as contemporary insights can be found in older documents, the sources …

Dave Zirin (2019-04-19). A Beloved Soccer Coach Faces Deportation Thanks to Trump's Immigration Policies. thenation.com A Beloved Soccer Coach Faces Deportation Thanks to Trump's Immigration Policies…

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-19). The US is laying groundwork for war with Iran, says former US army colonel. thecanary.co The current US government is moving closer to war with Iran, according to Lawrence Wilkerson, a former US Army colonel. The former George W … | Read more The US is laying groundwork for war with Iran, says former US army colonel | By Mohamed Elmaazi

Pandora TV (2019-04-19). I 70 Anni Della NATO: Quale Bilancio Storico? Uscire Dal Sistema Di Guerra, Ora. globalresearch.ca Alcune immagini del Convegno internazionale "I 70 anni della NATO: quale bilancio storico? Uscire dal sistema di guerra, ora", svoltosi a Firenze il 7 aprile 2019. | FIRMA PER NO GUERRA NO NATO | Cliccandoci si va direttamente alla pagina su Change

Daniel Larison (2019-04-19). Trump's Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency. globalresearch.ca As expected, Trump used his veto tonight to reject S.J.Res. 7, the antiwar Yemen resolution passed by both houses of Congress earlier this year. | Trump has been a supporter of the war on Yemen for years, and since taking office …

Global Research (2019-04-19). Two Books for One Price: Combined Special Offers from Global Research Publishers. globalresearch.ca Global Research Publishers bring you a number of special offers on two-book combined purchases. Click on a link below to order the combined book offer of your choice: | . | . | | : | *SPECIAL OFFER: Voices from Syria + The Dirty War on : …

The Conversation (2019-04-19). Trump Declares Economic War on Cuba. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962. | Speaking in Miami on April 17, the anniversary of the …

The Conversation (2019-04-19). By Not Investigating the U.S. For War Crimes, the International Criminal Court Shows Colonialism Still Thrives in International Law. globalresearch.ca On April 5, the United States revoked the visa of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, for her attempts to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by the U.S. in Afghanistan. A week later, …

Matthew Schofield (2019-04-19). WikiLeaks: Iraqi Children in U.S. Raid Shot in Head, U.N. Says. globalresearch.ca A U.S. diplomatic cable made public by WikiLeaks provides evidence that U.S. troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians, including a woman in her 70s and a 5-month-old infant, then called in an airstrike to destroy the evidence, during a …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-19). Former ISIS Commanders Rehabilitated as Traffic Cops in Raqqa Suburbs Under US Watch. mintpressnews.com The rehabilitated ISIS fighters are reportedly "imposing bribes" and royalties on vehicles, "not to mention the shameful acts against the pedestrians in the streets and the harassment of the citizen women."

Ruth Conniff (2019-04-19). The Mueller Report Shows How Bad Trump Is. Now What? progressive.org To get too caught up in Russian interference and the unfairness of the American electoral system is to overlook Trump's power, and to risk not learning the lessons of his popularity.

Nicky Reid (2019-04-19). The Strange Success of Russiagate. counterpunch.org It was the popcorn fart heard round the world. After two years of the vilest Russophobic hysteria seen since McCarthy was hauled off to a laughing academy in a straight-jacket, Robert Mueller, patron saint of butt-hurt Dems and indefinite Muslim detention, came to a conclusion on Russiagate only stunning to those of us who don't More

Staff (2019-04-19). House Escalates Trump Inquiry With Subpoena for Full Mueller Report. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller's report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump. | "It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. He expects the Justice Department to comply by May 1. | While Mueller declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate the president, all but leaving the question to Congress. | Mueller's report provides fresh evidence of Tr…

Bruce Shapiro (2019-04-19). The Mueller Report Is a Road Map for Congressional Investigation. thenation.com The Mueller Report Is a Road Map for Congressional Investigation…

unitedEditor (2019-04-19). What we know so far from the Mueller Report. uwidata.com On Thursday, Special Attorney Robert Mueller's report on alleged "Russian interference" in the 2016 US elections was finally published, albeit partially censored. The report contains information on an investigation into the Donald Trump campaign's alleged connection with Russian authorities, as well as the possible methods of Russian influence in the elections. The document was submitted …

2019-04-20: Social Media Postees

Climate Campaigners Stage One of France's Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-20
Parts of a major business district just outside of Paris city limits were shutdown Friday when more than 2,000 climate campaigners staged what organizers described as one of France's largest ever acts of civil disobedience. | Peaceful demonstrators descended on La Défense to protest government complicity and companies fueling the global climate crisis. | Carrying signs that condemned Emmanuel Macron as "president of polluters," the protesters blocked access to the buildings of three major businesses and the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition. | The direct action was organized by Action…
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Canada is Warming at Twice the Rate of the Globe, Says New Report
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-20
Greenpeace Canada analyst hopes study serves as a wake-up call for Trudeau government, but says "You can't wake up a man who's only pretending to be asleep" on climate change…
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How Women Are Leading the Sudanese Revolution
Romy Haber | commondreams.org | 2019-04-20
Since December 2018, protests in Sudan that sparked over the tripled price of bread have turned into nationwide protests against the nearly three-decade rule regime of Omar Al Bashir.
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Egypt Votes on Referendum Extending El-Sissi's Rule to 2030
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-20
CAIRO — Egyptians voted Saturday on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role — changes blasted by critics as another major step toward authoritarian rule. | The referendum came amid an unprecedented crackdown on dissent in recent years. El-Sissi's government has arrested thousands of people, most of them Islamists but also prominent secular activists, and rolled back freedoms won in a 2011 pro-democracy uprising. | Polls opened at 9 a.m. (0700 GMT). Voting will stretch over a period of three days to allow max…
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CIA Docs Shows UK, France and West Germany Wanted to Bring "Operation Condor" To Europe
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
A recently declassified CIA document has revealed that members of the intelligence agencies of France, the United Kingdom and West Germany discussed how to establish "an anti-subversive organization similar to [the CIA's Operation] Condor" in their own countries. Described by…
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Police State Ecuador Under Lenin Moreno
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and Moreno are world's apart. | Correa expelled the Pentagon from his country, shutting down its Manta airbase, the region's largest. Moreno invited what no country should tolerate on its territory to return. | Economist President Correa …
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Report on Mueller's Witch Hunt Exposes Russiagate Hoax
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Summarized, redacted or in full doesn't matter. House, Senate and Mueller probes ended with a whimper, not a bang. They laid an egg, discovering nothing connected to the mandate of what was probed. | Russiagate has been and remains a colossal …
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The "Deal of the Century": The Palestinian Cause Is behind Iran and Hezbollah's Success
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Israel is not preparing a military adventure against Gaza, Syria, Hezbollah or Iran because it is in fact already attaining its objectives both internationally and domestically. | Its military apparatus regularly hits targets in Syria with a calculated risk of retaliation …
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What Venezuela's Tragic Predicament Teaches Iran
Rostam Pourzal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Analysts, including commentators sympathetic to Chavismo, are understandably offering a mix of explanations for Venezuela's tragic and worsening predicament this year. With a debate as urgent as this, it is tempting to contrast the US success in crushing the Latin …
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US Involvement in the War against Yemen: Trump's Veto
Ken Stone | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
According to Canadian analyst Ken Stone, member of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War the power of the US Congress has been "effectively diminished" as it failed to override President Trump's veto of a bipartisan bill to end US …
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Mueller Report Says 'Multiple Members' of Trump Transition Approached Foreign Officials to Stop UN Resolution against Israeli Settlements
Philip Weiss | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
The Mueller Report was released today, and one section reveals that "multiple members" of the Trump transition team, led by Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law, "communicated with foreign government officials" in an effort to undermine the Obama White House's decision …
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Live from Nicaragua : Uprising or Coup?
Tortilla Con Sal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
In 2018, Nicaragua suffered its worst political violence and upheaval since the end of the US backed Contra war of the 1980s. Extremely polarized controversy persists about what caused last year's conflict, how it developed and what it means for …
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Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For "Securing Libya's Oil Resources" Amid Tripoli Fighting
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
In a sharp reversal of longstanding US policy which recognizes only the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli as the legitimate authority over Libya, the White House on Friday said President Trump spoke by phone this week to …
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Russia Warns Bolton: 'Monroe Doctrine' Remarks Are Insulting to Latin America
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
What is the 'Monroe Doctrine'? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a 'backyard' of the United States. It 'philosophically' justifies Washington's neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well …
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Russia-China-Pakistan Economic and Strategic Relations: Russia's Ambassador To China Strongly Hinted At Moscow's Interest In N-CPEC
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
The Russian Ambassador to China's latest statement of intent to pursue the integration of Beijing's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) with the Moscow-led economic and security structures in Central Asia strongly hints at the Eurasian Great Power's interest in N-CPEC+ …
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Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau Congratulates Netanyahu: There Will Never Be Two States
Jim Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
On April 12 Canada's PM Justin Trudeau released a statement congratulating Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on his fifth electoral victory. Two statements stood out for their misleading role in creating a contrived narrative. | The first statement concerns democracy, "During the conversation, …
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THAAD Missiles to Romania: NATO's Belligerence In The Black Sea Is A Bad Sign Of Things To Come
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
The deployment of THAAD missiles to Romania and increased naval activity in the Black Sea show that NATO intends to continue its militarization of this strategic space at the expense of Russia's security. | The Black Sea became a global flashpoint …
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President Assad Receives Russia's Special Envoy to Syria
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received today in Damascus Mr. Alexander Lavrentiev and accompanying delegation which included Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. | Mr. Lavrentiev is an active Russian career diplomat with more focus on Astana talks between the Syrian state …
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Earth Day, Planetary Boundaries, and the Green New Deal
Howie Hawkins | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
As we celebrate Earth Day in 2019, we need to recognize that more than climate change threatens our environment and our very existence. We have passed or are approaching several Planetary Boundaries outside of which human society may not survive….
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Climate Disruption: "The End of Ice" and Other Threats to the Planet
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Repeat broadcast originally airing January 11, 2019. — [MAW] | "We're not going to stop this train wreck. We are not even trying to slow down the production of CO2, and there is already enough CO2 in the atmosphere. We …
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Trump Thought Mueller Would Be 'the End of My Presidency.' It Should Be
Will Bunch | commondreams.org | 2019-04-20
Buried on Page 290 of the long-awaited Mueller report into Russia's 2016 election interference and questions of collusion and cover-up surrounding President Donald Trump was one of those rare peeks behind the curtain of our insane presidency — exactly why the 440-page report was so highly anticipated for so long.
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Russia warns Bolton: "Monroe Doctrine" Remarks are Insulting to Latin America
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-20
What is the 'Monroe Doctrine'? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a 'backyard' of the United States. It 'philosophically' justifies Washington's neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America. And …
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Venezuela: Still on the Brink?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-20
The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don't think so. It's more like a regrouping after a first defeat. Well, it's a multiple defeat if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002. However, …
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The US Should Get Ready for King Mohammed bin Salman
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-20
Riyadh finds it outrageous that American lawmakers are trying to meddle in Saudi Arabia's succession, writes Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News Since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2,… Read more ?…
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Duqu 2.0, lead actor on electric cyber-attacks against Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-20
A PLC is a programmable industrial computer to automate industrial processes. Its architecture has similarities to computers that are at the hands of anyone: power source, CPU (Central Processing Unit), communication modules and inputs / outputs. The control programming that is designed for these devices will be done according to the process or processes that […] | Source…
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The Coalition of the US Justice Department and GE against Alstom
Evan Jones | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-20
France doesn't know it, but we are at war with the US. … Yes, the Americans are hard-nosed, they are voracious, they want unilateral global dominance. It is an unknown war, an ongoing war, with no apparent deaths and yet a war to the death. — Franàßois Mitterand A Frenchman called Frédéric Pierucci, with co-author …
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Police: 'New Breed' of Terrorists in Northern Ireland
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-20
A young journalist is killed in the city of Londonderry during riots that likely had the support of the dissident group The New IRA.
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United Methodists Edge Toward Breakup Over LGBT Policies
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-20
NEW YORK — There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. | The differences have simmered for years, and came to a head in February at a conference in St. Louis where delegates voted 438-384 for a proposal called the Traditional Plan, which strengthens bans on LGBT-inclusive practices. A majority of U.S.-based delegates opposed that plan and favored LGBT-friendly options, but they w…
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David North speaks on the threat of fascism
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
North, the Chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, urged a meeting of students and workers at Wayne State University to build the Socialist Equality Party in order to fight against the threat of fascism and war.
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What the Mueller Report Doesn't Say
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2019-04-20
"When you read it, it's pretty devastating," said former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The New Yorker columnist Susan Glasse wrote "The Mueller Report Won't End Trump's Presidency, But It Sure Makes Him Look Bad… After reading the report, it was hard to recall the world of utter vindication and Presidential victimization that Attorney General Barr had painted earlier in the day."
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Diaz-Canel: Many in U.S. Should Learn from Cold War Failure
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-20
Havana, April 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Saturday that many in the United States are advocating learning from the failure of the Cold War, alluding to Washington"s escalation of hostility against the island.
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On WikiLeaks, Mueller Ignored Findings of Former US Intelligence Officials
Kevin Gosztola | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-20
(SP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on an investigation into alleged Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election does not confirm, without a doubt, that Russian intelligence agents or individuals tied to Russian intelligence agencies passed on emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign to WikiLeaks. Mueller's team highlighted statements from WikiLeaks on Twitter about former …

On WikiLeaks, Mueller Ignored Findings of Former US Intelligence Officials

Russia calls on USA to Accept Multipolar World and Avoid Sanctions
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-20
By Antonio Rondón García | Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on the United States to recognize the existence of a multipolar world and rejected the application by Washington of unilateral sanctions against this nation, Venezuela and Cuba.
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Over 70,000 Killed in Yemen War Since 2016
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-20
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Official figures on the deaths in the Yemen War have been virtually unavailable, or at least years out of date. The database tracker from the Armed Conflict and Location Event Data Project, however, issued their own data on Yemen Thursday, showing more than 70,000 have been killed in Yemen just since January 2016. This is a …

Over 70,000 Killed in Yemen War Since 2016

Why Philly's Reformist Prosecutor Finally Supports Letting Mumia Abu-Jamal's Appeal Go Forward
Natasha Lennard | theintercept.com | 2019-04-20
Activists were angry when Philly DA Larry Krasner initially objected to Mumia Abu-Jamal's path to a new appeal, but Krasner changed course last week.
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Democratic candidate asks to start impeachment process against Trump
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-20
Washington, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren today called on the House of Representatives to start impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump.
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The Best Hot Take on the Mueller Report Is From 1796
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2019-04-20
Washington called all of this in his prescient Farewell Address as he left office. As he feared, the spirit of party has overwhelmed the U.S. political system.
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Abkhazia Offers Support to Venezuelan Gov't
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-20
20 de abril de 2019, 01: 51Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of the self-proclaimed republic of Abkhazia, Daur Kove, today expressed his support for the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during the 5th International Economic Forum in Yalta.
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Democrats' Russia obsession a 'huge gift' to Trump for 2020 — Noam Chomsky
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
Progressive intellectual Noam Chomsky called the Democratic party's focus on 'Russiagate' a 'huge gift" for President Donald Trump that "could hand him the next election." | …
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Whitewashing slavery? Ancestry forced to pull ad with interracial couple after social media backlash
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
Genealogy site Ancestry.com has apologized and removed an ad featuring a pre-Civil War interracial couple after critics slammed the spot, claiming it whitewashed the widespread sexual exploitation of slave women. | …
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Affordable Housing Means No on S.B.50
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-04-20
The famous writer, James Baldwin, is back, in our San Francisco mailboxes on a fabulous, urgently needed slick mailer denouncing the racist, anti-labor SB50 luxury housing bill promoted by Democrat State Senator of San Francisco, formerly the worst San Francisco Supervisor in memory, Scott Weiner.
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NYT use actual ex-FBI agent to warn readers of Barr's 'Russian disinfo tactic' (with Soviet imagery)
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
The Mueller report didn't just clear President Donald Trump of colluding with Russia, the New York Times said, it handed Russia's Vladimir Putin the "ultimate victory." If you thought otherwise, blame secret Soviet mind games. | …
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Citizen's arrest or kidnapping? US militias told to stand down after catching 300+ migrants (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
US authorities are warning wannabe vigilantes against taking the law into their own hands after an armed militia group detained over 300 migrants earlier this week at the Mexican border in what they claimed was a citizen's arrest. | …
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Former ISIS Commanders Rehabilitated as Traffic Cops in Syria Under US Watch
Alexander Rubinstein | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-20
(MPN) — Locals of Ein Issa, a Syrian town just north of the city of Raqqa are reportedly fed up with former ISIS members and commanders who have been rehabilitated by U.S. proxy forces as traffic cops. "Reliable sources" told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) that former Daesh militants have been converted into "security members" …

Former ISIS Commanders Rehabilitated as Traffic Cops in Syria Under US Watch

Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For "Securing Libya's Oil Resources" Amid Tripoli Fighting
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-20
(ZH) — In a sharp reversal of longstanding US policy which recognizes only the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli as the legitimate authority over Libya, the White House on Friday said President Trump spoke by phone this week to Benghazi based commander Kalifa Haftar, pledging support to the general and his Libyan National Army (LNA) as it lays …

Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For "Securing Libya’s Oil Resources" Amid Tripoli Fighting

'From pariah to linchpin in proving anti-Trump spy scandal'– George Papadopoulos to Larry King on RT
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
"Entrapped" by FBI agents in London, ex-Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos shared the mysterious circumstances that led to his arrest — and to the opening of the Mueller probe — with Larry King on RT's Politicking. | …
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Spiritual Leader and Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe Caleen Sisk Receives Earth Day Award
Miranda Kraus at the Rose Foundation | indybay.org | 2019-04-20
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment announced Winnemem Wintu Tribal Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk as the winner of the 2019 Anthony Grassroots Prize, an annual $1,000 Earth Day award recognizing an outstanding example of grassroots environmental activism.
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Iranian Intelligence Dismantles U.S.-U.K. Spy Network
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-20
Tehran, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Iranian intelligence dismantled spy networks from the United States and the United Kingdom, revealed the minister of the sector, Mahmud Alavi, quoted this Saturday the local press.
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The Mueller report and the campaign against Russia
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
An editorial in the New York Times makes clear that the central purpose of the Democrats' campaign against Trump has been to demand more aggressive action against Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04…

Protests force American Museum of Natural History to cancel event with Brazil's Bolsonaro
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
In face of fierce popular reaction, the ruling elites in New York have been forced to disassociate themselves from the fascistic Brazilian president.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04…

Abkhazia Offers Support to Venezuelan Gov't
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-20
20 de abril de 2019, 01: 51 | Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of the self-proclaimed republic of Abkhazia, Daur Kove, today expressed his support for the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during the 5th International Economic Forum in Yalta.
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Screening of documentary film 'Seeing Through the Wall'
Peace Action of San Mateo County | indybay.org | 2019-04-20
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo | 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94402…
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Detroit Fiat Chrysler autoworkers defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
A WSWS Autoworker Newsletter campaign team spoke to workers Thursday at the Warren Stamping plant outside of Detroit about the importance of the defense of whistleblowers Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.
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AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib Make the Necessary Call for an Impeachment Inquiry
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-04-19
AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib Make the Necessary Call for an Impeachment Inquiry…
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Julian Assange as Neuroses
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with …
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Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year
Jimmysllama | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-19
Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning brought the U.S. government to its knees by exposing its torture of Guantanamo Bay detainees and war crimes in Iraq. They have been trying to recover ever since and the Trump administration is now more than ever willing to exact full revenge upon those who exposed the truth.
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26th Vigil Held With Assange in Jail
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-19
The 26th Vigil for Julian Assange was held Friday with the latest news on the WikiLeaks founder and the Mueller Report. Watch it here. Read more ?…
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From Jesus Christ to Julian Assange: When Dissidents Become Enemies of the State
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals. In the current governmental climate, where laws that run counter to the dictates of the Constitution are made in secret, passed without debate,…
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CN Radio–Episode 7: Francis Boyle on Extradition of Julian Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-19
With Julian Assange facing an extradition hearing on May 2, Consortium News Radio speaks with international law expert Francis Boyle, professor at the University of Illinois. Francis Boyle on the U.S.-UK extradition treaty and the way forward for Assange. (30… Read more ?…
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UK Blurring Two Very Different Extradition Claims
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-19
The Swedish and U.S. claims are vastly different, writes Jonathan Cook. But the public conversation in the U.K. is simply about which has first dibs on Assange. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In a previous blog post, I warned that the media and political… Read more ?…
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The Destruction of the Palestinians Will Be Israel's Undoing
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2019-04-19
Most of Israel's problems would be solved if it could establish lasting peace with its neighbors, says journalist and filmmaker Mariam Shahin.
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Instagram Acts as Arm of US Govt, Bans Top Iranian Officials After IRGC 'Terrorist' Designation
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-19
Top Iranian government officials were suspended from Facebook-owned Instagram just hours after Trump dubbed the IRGC a "terrorist" organization. By…
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US-North Korea Summit 3.0? Pyongyang Accuses Pompeo and Bolton of Creating "An Atmosphere of Hostility and Mistrust"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
Days earlier, Trump said a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would be a good idea. | Two earlier ones achieved virtually nothing toward stepping back from the brink on the Korean peninsula toward regional peace, stability, and normalized …
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Yemen Protests Trump Veto of Congressional Resolution to Stop Supporting Saudi War
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-19
"My message is only to the American people: is spilling more Yemeni blood acceptable to you?" asked a man in his seventies. "There is no difference between the vampires and Donald Trump. Trump is a real character who insists on sucking more Yemeni blood," a young protester told MintPress.
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USC Forward ups the ante on Los Angeles campus protest
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-19
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Roaming Charges: Time is Blind, Man is Stupid
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
Some names always seem to resurface in American political scandals, so it was no surprise to stumble across "Ledeen" on page 63 of Mueller's Report, highlighting a scheme by Barbara Ledeen (wife of Iran/contra figure and Mike Flynn pal Michael) to track down HRC's emails at Flynn's request on behalf of the Trump campaign, an operation that funded in part by a $30,000 contribution from the blood-drenched accounts of Erik Prince.
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MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-19
Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod discuss this week's headlines, including Venezuela leaving the OAS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election in Israel on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre and Lenin Moreno's move towards authoritarianism in Ecuador.
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Stephen Moore Gets Something Right: It's Capitalism vs. Democracy
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
Capitalism is a lot more important than democracy. I'm not even a big believer in democracy. — Stephen Moore, a potential future member of the Federal Reserve Board The dominant American ideology has long claimed that capitalism is about democracy. It isn't — and one need not be an anti-capitalist "radical" to know better. My old…
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A Beloved Soccer Coach Faces Deportation Thanks to Trump's Immigration Policies
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2019-04-19
A Beloved Soccer Coach Faces Deportation Thanks to Trump's Immigration Policies…
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The US is laying groundwork for war with Iran, says former US army colonel
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-19
The current US government is moving closer to war with Iran, according to Lawrence Wilkerson, a former US Army colonel. The former George W … | Read more The US is laying groundwork for war with Iran, says former US army colonel | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
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I 70 Anni Della NATO: Quale Bilancio Storico? Uscire Dal Sistema Di Guerra, Ora
Pandora TV | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
Alcune immagini del Convegno internazionale "I 70 anni della NATO: quale bilancio storico? Uscire dal sistema di guerra, ora", svoltosi a Firenze il 7 aprile 2019. | FIRMA PER NO GUERRA NO NATO | Cliccandoci si va direttamente alla pagina su Change …
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WikiLeaks: Iraqi Children in U.S. Raid Shot in Head, U.N. Says
Matthew Schofield | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
A U.S. diplomatic cable made public by WikiLeaks provides evidence that U.S. troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians, including a woman in her 70s and a 5-month-old infant, then called in an airstrike to destroy the evidence, during a …
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Trump Declares Economic War on Cuba
The Conversation | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962. | Speaking in Miami on April 17, the anniversary of the …
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By Not Investigating the U.S. For War Crimes, the International Criminal Court Shows Colonialism Still Thrives in International Law
The Conversation | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
On April 5, the United States revoked the visa of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, for her attempts to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by the U.S. in Afghanistan. A week later, …
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Two Books for One Price: Combined Special Offers from Global Research Publishers
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
Global Research Publishers bring you a number of special offers on two-book combined purchases. Click on a link below to order the combined book offer of your choice: | . | . | | : | *SPECIAL OFFER: Voices from Syria + The Dirty War on : | …
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Trump's Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency
Daniel Larison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
As expected, Trump used his veto tonight to reject S.J.Res. 7, the antiwar Yemen resolution passed by both houses of Congress earlier this year. | Trump has been a supporter of the war on Yemen for years, and since taking office …
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Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
The island nations of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, have become increasingly divided as the Trump administration is working to win the back and oppose the Maduro government in Venezuela. Jeb Sprague discusses the development and what it means for the region…
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Former ISIS Commanders Rehabilitated as Traffic Cops in Raqqa Suburbs Under US Watch
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-19
The rehabilitated ISIS fighters are reportedly "imposing bribes" and royalties on vehicles, "not to mention the shameful acts against the pedestrians in the streets and the harassment of the citizen women."
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House Escalates Trump Inquiry With Subpoena for Full Mueller Report
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-19
WASHINGTON–The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller's report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump. | "It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. He expects the Justice Department to comply by May 1. | While Mueller declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate the president, all but leaving the question to Congress. | Mueller's report provides fresh evidence of Tr…
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The Mueller Report Shows How Bad Trump Is. Now What?
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2019-04-19
To get too caught up in Russian interference and the unfairness of the American electoral system is to overlook Trump's power, and to risk not learning the lessons of his popularity.
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Mueller Report: A Battle Over Maintaining 'Imperial Hegemony' (Pt 1/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
Gerald Horne and Kamau Franklin discuss the Mueller Report, Russiagate, and whether alleged Russian interference in the U.S. elections is actually significant…
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What we know so far from the Mueller Report
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-19
On Thursday, Special Attorney Robert Mueller's report on alleged "Russian interference" in the 2016 US elections was finally published, albeit partially censored. The report contains information on an investigation into the Donald Trump campaign's alleged connection with Russian authorities, as well as the possible methods of Russian influence in the elections. The document was submitted …
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The Mueller Report: Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston on Trump-Russia Ties, Obstruction & More
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-19
The Justice Department has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia and President Trump's attempts to impede the special counsel's investigation. The report states the campaign "expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts," but Mueller concluded, "the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." Mueller also outlined…
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Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston on the Mueller Report
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-19
The Justice Department has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia and President Trump's attempts to impede the special counsel's investigation. The report states the campaign "expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts," but Mueller concluded, "the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." Mueller also outli…
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The Mueller Report Is a Road Map for Congressional Investigation
Bruce Shapiro | thenation.com | 2019-04-19
The Mueller Report Is a Road Map for Congressional Investigation…
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Top 20 Mueller Report "Findings"
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
There are a few things stand out as the most relevant in Robert Mueller's Special Council report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, which was released in redacted form on Thursday. After consuming as much of the report as a sane person possibly can (I'm attempting to save you the trouble), here are what I see as the more important Mueller finds.
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Will the Mueller Report Help Defeat Trump in 2020? (Pt 2/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
Trump and his base will remain unaffected by the Mueller Report, and it will mainly serve as a "political football" between Republicans and Democrats, say Gerald Horne and Kamau Franklin, but it can still be used against Trump in 2020…
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On WikiLeaks Email Releases, Mueller Team Ignored Findings Of Former US Intelligence Officials
Kevin Gosztola | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-19
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on an investigation into alleged Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election does not confirm, without a doubt, that Russian intelligence agents or individuals tied to Russian intelligence agencies passed on emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign to WikiLeaks. | Mueller's team highlighted statements from WikiLeaks on Twitter about former Democratic National Committee (DNC) staff member Seth Rich, which seemed to relate to the alleged source of emails and documents the organization published. Yet, more explicit claims from WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Ass…
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The Strange Success of Russiagate
Nicky Reid | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
It was the popcorn fart heard round the world. After two years of the vilest Russophobic hysteria seen since McCarthy was hauled off to a laughing academy in a straight-jacket, Robert Mueller, patron saint of butt-hurt Dems and indefinite Muslim detention, came to a conclusion on Russiagate only stunning to those of us who don't…
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Mueller report: "Miners for Trump" rally in Pittsburgh was a fake
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-19
PITTSBURGH–Remember going to a "Miners for Trump" rally in downtown Pittsburgh, a month before the November 2016 general election? If you did, you were fooled by a Russian fake. A poster for the Oct. 2, 2016 rally, featuring a miner on a coal-black background wearing a headlamp-lit hard hat, illustrates the wide range of Russian-generated …
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The Battle for Latin America: How the U.S. Helped Destroy the "Pink Tide"
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
After sponsoring juntas until well into the 1990s, the US went after Central and South America with "free trade" deals before once again working with extremists. The recent elections of Argentina's Mauricio Macri and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro are major blows to socioeconomic and cultural progress. The recent decision of Ecuador's President Lenín Moreno to allow…
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To Bag or Not to Bag
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-19
We're probably not the first time there's been a civilization in the universe," states Adam Frank, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester and the author of Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth. The idea that we're destroying the planet gives us way too much credit. Certainly, …
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We Already Know Who Will Win the War in Libya — Western Arms Dealers
Paul Rogers | commondreams.org | 2019-04-19
Demonstrators denounce the arms trade's profits from killing in 2013. (Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Amazon—and 56 Other Corporations—Took Your Tax Dollars
Leo Gerard | commondreams.org | 2019-04-19
"The U.S. Treasury reported that corporations paid $92 billion less in federal taxes in 2018 than they did in 2017, a 31 percent drop off." (Photo: Zhu/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Jimmy Carter: US 'Most Warlike Nation in History of the World'
Brett Wilkins | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
The only US president to complete his term without war, military attack or occupation has called the United States "the most warlike nation in the history of the world." During his regular Sunday school lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter revealed that he had recently spoken with President Donald Trump…
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A Revolutionary Idea to Close the Racial Wealth Divide
Jessicah Pierre | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
The gap between America's ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is growing dramatically as wealth continues to concentrate at the top at the expense of the rest of us. One major symptom of this economic rift is the racial wealth divide, which is greater today than it was nearly four decades ago. The median Black…
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U.S. Senate Confirms Oil Lobbyist David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
The U.S. Senate on April 11 voted 56-41 to confirm President Trump's nominee David Bernhardt, former oil and gas corporation and Westlands Water District lobbyist David Bernhardt, to be the Secretary of the Interior. Senators Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Martin Heinrich (N.M.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), as well as Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), joined Senate Republicans…
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What Will It Take For Trump to Get His Due?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
It is hard to recall now but before the 2016 election, blatant contempt for the rule of law and other longstanding (small-r) republican values, public displays of stupidity, extreme character flaws, and irrefutable evidence of psychological instability could wreck a presidential campaign; and it was practically axiomatic that no presidency could be headed by anyone…
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Why Boeing and Its Executives Should be Prosecuted for Manslaughter
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
Type the word "manslaughter" into any news search engine and up will come a series of stories of ordinary Americans charged with killing others through criminal negligence or recklessness. One such case that came up this month involved a Pennsylvania man who plead guilty to manslaughter. The man was accused of texting while driving and…
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My Unforgettable College Stabbings
Stephen Cooper | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
Reacting to Violence: A Personal History Violence can and does occur anywhere at any time to anyone. While our current mass shooting epidemic has thrust this fact of being alive into our daily consciousness, I learned this lesson long ago: First, when I was mugged and stabbed in the early 90s during my freshman…
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