2019-02-02: Social Media Postees

Anti-War US Politicians Must Reject Venezuelan Coup: Stein
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
U.S. Green Party President and former candidate in the 2016 presidential elections, Jill Stein, joins a growing number of individuals, countries and organizations across the globe that have spoken out against the United States-endorsed coup on Venezuela. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'I Stand Firm Defending Venezuela's Sovereignty' | "Chickenhawks like John Bolton are…
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Argentina: 'Green Scarf' Demonstrates Against Femicides
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
Feminist organizations gathered Friday in the center of Buenos Aires, Argentina for a massive Green Scarf demonstration (pañuelazo) to reject the 27 femicides that were registered in the last month. | RELATED: | Argentines Protest 'Imperialist Interference' in Venezuela | Armed with "Not One Less" banners and green scarfs – which represents legal, safe and fre…
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Ousting Maduro Is Illegal and Will Kill More Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2019-02-02
Isn't it time we stopped trying to choose other people's governments and focused on trying to clean up our own mess at home?>…
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Canada's NDP Should Oppose Venezuela Coup
Yves Engler | zcomm.org | 2019-02-02
NDP leadership has barely mustered any criticism of Canadian policy…
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Colombia Bans Entry to Singer for Closeness to Venezuelan Gov't
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
The Colombian Government has banned Venezuelan singer Omar Enrique, who was due to give a concert at the Barranquilla Carnival, from entering the country reportedly due to engagements with President Nicolas Maduro administration, official sources said Friday. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'I Stand Firm Defending Venezuela's Sovereignty' | "This is a discretionary and sover…
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The U.S. Helped Push Venezuela Into Chaos
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2019-02-02
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High stakes for the Venezuelan working class
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-02
Chicago, IL – The contradictions at the heart of Venezuelan society have burst asunder. A fierce struggle is now underway to determine the foundations of the country's future. The Venezuelan bourgeoisie have wholeheartedly decided that they are willing to endure civil war and foreign invasion so long as it leads to the repression of the upright masses. The working class and other popular sectors, meanwhile, can no longer tolerate the economic suffering inflicted upon them from the business owners, and are ready to do battle against any invaders that seek to return their class enemies to power. | From this st…
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US Treasury to Foreigners: No More Venezuelan Oil Transactions
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
The United States Treasury Department announced Friday that non-U.S. companies that buy Venezuelan oil through the U.S. financial system or U.S. commodity brokers, will not be allowed to carry out any purchase after April 28. | For Trump, Venezuela Intervention Serves 2020 Re-election Bid | "Transactions to purchase petroleum and petroleum products from PDVSA or any entity in which PDVSA owns, directly or indirectly… and that involve U.S. persons or any other U.S. nexus… must…
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Snow, Roads, Birds and Plows
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-02
Shrugging off what's called cabin fever, I depart, slowly, to test my car and traction on the roadway. I follow the country road along the Beaverkill River to town. | A mile out, I notice something unusual–cars standing in front of … | The post Snow, Roads, Birds and Plows appeared first on Global Research.
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Talking About Power: Crisis of Germany's Left
Ingar Solty | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-02
For all its economic might, Germany's main centrist parties are in crisis. If barely a decade ago the Christian Democrats (CDU) and Social Democrats (SPD) conquered over three-quarters of the vote, in polling today they represent under half of … | The post Talking About Power: Crisis of Germany's Left appeared first on Global Research.
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Turkey and Russia in Syria: what are they pressing for?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-02
The decision by US President Donald to pull American troops out of Syria has opened the path for a new process in Syrian conflict settlement. The active actors in the conflict are revising their policies and seeking to fortify their positions. Russian that has played an important role in the civil war in Syria and […] | The post Turkey and Russia in Syria: what are they pressing for? appeared first on United World International.
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U.S. hands off Venezuela!
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2019-02-02
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The Fed's interest rate U-turn: Some economic and political conclusions
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-02
The financial elites on Wall Street, addicted to the supply of ultra-cheap money as they appropriate the wealth produced by the labour of billions of workers, dictate economic policy.
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Video: 9/11 and the Global War on Terrorism
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-02
9/11 marks the onslaught of the "Global War on Terrorism" (GWOT), used as a pretext and a justification by the US and its NATO allies to carry out a "war without borders", a global war of conquest. A far-reaching overhaul of US military doctrine was launched in the wake of 9/11. | The post Video: 9/11 and the Global War on Terrorism appeared first on Global Research.
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Matamoros strike grows as Mexican ruling class warns of national strike wave
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-02
The leading financial paper wrote: "As easy as one two three, the labor stability which we have maintained for decades, with hundreds of thousands of successful contract negotiations, is broken. And it won't stop there."
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How Will PG&E's Bankruptcy Affect Diablo Canyon Nuke/s Shutdown?
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2019-02-02
PG&E's bankrupcy filing will, among other things, affect the scheduled shutdown of its Diablo Canyon nuclear plant on Central California's coast. But how?>…
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Trump's, Pompeo's, Bolton's, The CIA's and Pentagon's Heinous Violence Toward Venezuela
Know History | indybay.org | 2019-02-02
Trump continues the illegal violence directed by the CIA and White House against Venezuela as the CIA has violated Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Chile, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua etc since 1947, as our government has violated S and Central America since they achieved independence from Spain.
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Follow The Money: SF Hunters Point Shipyard Contamination & Safety Whistleblowers
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-02-02
On MLK day commemoration in San Francisco, community members from Hunters Point Shipyard/Bayview, attorneys representing community members and Tetra Tech radiation safety whistleblowers and advocates for the community talk about the cover-up of the $1 billion dollar Eco-fruad and the systemic cover-up and corruption of San Francisco political representatives.
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The U.S. Helped Push Venezuela Into Chaos — and Trump's Regime Change Policy Will Make Sure It Stays That Way
Mark Weisbrot | theintercept.com | 2019-02-02
Venezuela's National Assembly president Juan Guaidó speaks before a crowd of opposition supporters during an open meeting in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 16, 2019. | Venezuela's government for at least 17 years, but the Trump administration has taken a more openly aggressive tack than its predecessors. Last week, administration officials kicked their efforts into high gear by anointing their chosen successor to Venezuelan Pres…
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Corporate Media Abets U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-02-02
After more than a year of hyping the so-called Russian meddling in U.S. politics(including dozens of articles screaming with sensational headlines followed by little more than mere allegations by US spy agencies), the mainstream corporate media has hypocritically switched to cheerleading the brazenly Imperialist bullying of Venezuela by Washington and its coalition of sycophantic Latin American regimes.
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Lawsuit alleges Amazon caused worker's death
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-02
The wife of a worker who died at a Joliet, Illinois Amazon warehouse in 2017 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Amazon for the extreme delay of medical treatment that led to his death.
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The US scraps the INF treaty: Another step toward nuclear war
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-02
The US withdrawal from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty marks a major escalation of US efforts to prop up its hegemony through military means.
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'Opportunistic, xenophobic': WikiLeaks mocks Rachel Maddow's latest Russia scare story
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-02
WikiLeaks has called out MSNBC host Rachel Maddow for her most dramatic scaremongering yet: claiming Russia could freeze Americans to death by cutting off their power during a polar vortex. | …
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Controversial ATCA Legislation Halts US Aid to Palestine
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
February 1 ushered in an end to some US$60 million in U.S. aid to Palestinian security forces following legislation – which would leave foreign aid recipients vulnerable to anti-terrorism lawsuits – coming into effect on January 31. | RELATED: | UN Cuts Palestine Food Aid After U.S. Reduced Funding | "At the request of the Palestinian Authority, we have wound down certain projects and programs funded with assistance under the authorities specified in ATCA (Anti-Terrorism Clarification A…
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European Parliament backs US-led coup in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-02
The European powers' support for a brazen US coup in Latin America underscores that they are no less ruthless in their assertion of their predatory imperialist interests.
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German defence report sparks hysterical campaign for increased military spending
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-02
The ruling class and its parties are pursing massive rearmament plans and preparing Germany for war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02…

From the Bay Area to East Africa: Sudanese Community Stands in Solidarity of the Revolution
Mohamed Shah | indybay.org | 2019-02-02
On Saturday, January 26th, members of the Sudanese community gathered outside of San Francisco City Hall demanding Freedom and Justice for protesters in Sudan.
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La creación de Juan Guaidó: cómo los laboratorios de cambio de régimen estadounidenses crearon al líder del golpe de estado en Venezuela
Dan Cohen | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-01
Por Dan Cohen y Max Blumenthal Juan Guaidó es el producto de un proyecto de una década supervisado por los… | The post La creación de Juan Guaidó: cómo los laboratorios de cambio de régimen estadounidenses crearon al líder del golpe de estado en Venezuela appeared first on The Grayzone.
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VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Asks Members of Congress if the US is Meddling in Venezuela
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-01
The responses from members of Congress painted a shocking picture of ignorance, hypocrisy, and bipartisan consent for the Trump administration's… | The post VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Asks Members of Congress if the US is Meddling in Venezuela appeared first on The Grayzone.
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Will Iran Sanctions Herald the Fall of the Imperial Dollar?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
When the Trump administration unilaterally pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018 and announced it would reimpose sanctions against Iran, the European Union (EU) declared its commitment to preserving the agreement and finding ways for its companies to circumvent U.S. sanctions. Now, eight months later, the Europeans finally announced the creation of…
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Will Iran Sanctions Herald the Fall of the Imperial Dollar?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies | commondreams.org | 2019-02-01
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Drian (L), UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (C) and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas give a press conference on Iran at the Informal Meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers at the National Bank of Romania headquarters in Bucharest January 31, 2019. (Photo: AFP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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The U.S. 12-Step Method to Conduct Regime Change
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-02-01
Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center after meeting with Venezuelan exiles and community leaders on February 01, 2019 in Doral, Florida. Vice President Pence met with families, political prisoners and former elected officials who were forced to flee their country due to political persecution. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Evo Morales: 'Indigenous Languages Are Part of Our Identities'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
Bolivian President Evo Morales spoke at the U.N. General Assembly for the opening ceremony of the International Year of Indigenous Languages on Friday, warning about the accelerated destructionsuch languages are suffering. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Backs Peace Dialogue for Venezuela | "The loss of a language means the loss of a worldview; a decline and belittling of human intelligence," said Morales in New York. | The Bolivian president opened his discourse in Aymara, his mo…
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Italy Rejects Guaido, Says Venezuela is a Sovereign State
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
On Thursday the Italian Government withdrew from the position assumed by the European Parliament and informed that it does not recognize Juan Guaido as "president in charge" of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Backs Peace Dialogue for Venezuela | "Italy does not recognize the self-proclaimed President Juan Guaido," Italy's Undersecretary of Fo…
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Selected Articles: Who Is the Real Threat to World Peace?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | At present we are not covering our monthly costs. The support of our readers is much appreciated. | Click to donate or click here… | The post Selected Articles: Who Is the Real Threat to World Peace? appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump endangers peace by cancelling nuclear arms deal with Russia
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-01
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who came to the Trump administration from the Tea Party wing of the Republicans, announced today that the president is suspending U.S. participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and is beginning the process of total U.S. withdrawal in six months. Trump himself accused Russia today of covertly developing and …
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How Star Wars Came to Alaska
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The Kodiak Launch Complex was marketed to Alaskans as one of the nation's first commercial space ports. Many promises were made to lure public support: High-paying, year-round jobs. Better roads. A fancy cultural center. New schools with real astronauts helping out in the classrooms. Peace and prosperity. The whole multibillion-dollar project, located on Narrow Cape,…
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Media Rally Around 'Forever War' in Afghanistan
Gunar Olsen | fair.org | 2019-02-01
Just hours after news of an Afghan peace deal broke, corporate media jumped to sound the alarm, urging the US to maintain its occupation. The primary concern was over the Trump administration's perceived "quick exit" or "speedy withdrawal," a boogeyman notion that the New York Times has hyped up for years.
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Jailed Journalists Appeal to Myanmar's Top Court For Release
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law appealed to the Supreme Court Friday against their conviction, as a rights group said the government wielded repressive laws against peaceful critics. | RELATED: | Myanmar Court Denies Reporter's Appeal, Defense Outraged | The appeal, citing evidence of a polic…
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Web Activists Keep Hope for Net Neutrality Alive as Open Internet Defenders Take the FCC to Court
Fight for the Future | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Tomorrow, net neutrality will get it's day in court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear oral arguments in the legal challenge to Ajit Pai's reckless and resoundingly unpopular repeal of open Internet … | The post Web Activists Keep Hope for Net Neutrality Alive as Open Internet Defenders Take the FCC to Court appeared first on Global Research.
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Former US Spies Are Helping the UAE Hack Human Rights Activists
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-01
Mainstream networks will likely shrug and yawn at this bombshell Reuters story, given that it doesn't involve Putin or Russia, but merely one of Washington's chief Arab Gulf oil and gas allies. | The post Former US Spies Are Helping the UAE Hack Human Rights Activists appeared first on MintPress News.
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Democrats Killed the Green New Deal
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Environmental activists received a reality check when newly empowered Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives pushed aside demands for an environmental economic transition program— a Green New Deal, in favor of reviving a toothless committee to 'study' the problem. A transition program is needed to mitigate the economic dislocations that will result from resolving the multiple environmental crises currently underway.
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People Who Care About Democracy Don't Plot Coups Abroad
Peter Certo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
For some months now, Venezuela's socialist government has lurched through a series of escalating crises — hyperinflation, mass protests, political violence — while both the government and its opposition have flirted with authoritarianism. | It isn't pretty — and to hear … | The post People Who Care About Democracy Don't Plot Coups Abroad appeared first on Global Research.
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A European "Liberal Elite" Still Luring Us Towards the Abyss
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Their European political heroes appear to be Emmanuel Macron of France, currently trying to crush the popular, anti-austerity protests of the Yellow Vests, and German chancellor Angela Merkel, manning the barricades for the liberal elite against a resurgence of the nationalist right in Germany. | The post A European "Liberal Elite" Still Luring Us Towards the Abyss appeared first on Global Research.
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South Africa's Largest Union Protests Electricity Price Hike
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the largest single trade union in the country, has demanded the Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's) be set aside on the grounds that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) authorized the agreements without proper public consultation. | RELATED: | South Africa's SRWP Fights ANC's Privatization Agenda | NUMSA's latest statement comes after the proposals for nuclear energy were challenged by Earthlife and the South A…
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Moral Depravity Defines U.S. Politics
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the campaign rhetoric and general coverage…
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"Largest Land Grab Since 1948" — Israel to Expel 36,000 Palestinians From Negev
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-01
Given the Israeli state's rejection of their existence, government officials have called the Palestinians living in these villagers "violators" and "squatters" — accusing them of illegally occupying "state lands." | The post "Largest Land Grab Since 1948" — Israel to Expel 36,000 Palestinians From Negev appeared first on MintPress News.
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The Capitalist Adults Are in the Room
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The ultra-capitalist United States is all about the commercialization and commodification — the extraction, manipulation, distortion, packaging, and sale — of anything and everything capital can get its hands on and turn to its advantage. Pick a critical social, natural. and cultural resource and phenomenon. Take one, any one — education, water, forests, transportation, art, music, communications, health care, old age, insurance, pensions, the land, the food supply, food preparation, home materials, clothing, body care, civil authority, the maintenance of facilities, energy, housing, the public…
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What Has Happened in Venezuela Is a Coup
Oscar Guardiola-Rivera | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
Juan Guaidó has declared himself president. Now the US and rightwing regimes may seek an excuse to intervene in support…
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New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: "Would Destroy What's Left of its Economy"
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the US will freeze Venezuelan assets and block oil payments for Venezuelan oil imports to the US. This would not only be illegal, but would also be yet another crippling blow to the country…
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What Bernie Sanders Could Learn From Venezuela
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Bernie Sanders, we hear, is interested in running for President in 2020. Bernie has once again shot himself in the foot before the starter's gun goes off. Sanders best known Trump-like statement was calling Venezuelan revolutionary President Hugo Chavez "a dead communist dictator." Now Sanders, while bucking the establishment on regime change in Venezuela, remains…
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Trump's Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony
Michael Hudson | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The end of America's unchallenged global economic dominance has arrived sooner than expected, thanks to the very same Neocons who gave the world the Iraq, Syria and the dirty wars in Latin America. Just as the Vietnam War drove the United States off gold by 1971, its violent regime change warfare against Venezuela and Syria — and threatening other countries with sanctions if they do not join this crusade — is driving European and other nations to create their alternative financial institutions. | This break has been building for quite some time, and was bound to occur. But who would have thought that…
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Canada vs. Venezuela: The Background Gets Even Murkier
Joyce Nelson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
On January 26, Canadians learned the extent to which Canada's "quiet diplomacy" had helped Venezuela's Juan Guaido emerge to declare himself interim president on Jan. 23, in defiance of the elected president Nicolas Maduro. In a lengthy piece for … | The post Canada vs. Venezuela: The Background Gets Even Murkier appeared first on Global Research.
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Jeremy Corbyn Rejects US, UK Gov'ts Intervention in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
U.K.'s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday that intervention in Venezuela and calling for all sanctions against the government of Nicolas Maduro were "wrong" and that only Venezuelans have the right to decide their own destiny. | RELATED: | 5 Facts Exposing Hypocrisy of Right-wing Gov'ts on Venezuela | "The future of Venezuela is a matter for Venezuelans. U.K.'s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's call for more sanctions on Venezuela is wrong," Corbyn said in a tweet he pos…
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Venezuela, the United States and Hypocrisy
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
United States hypocrisy, thy name is legion. The number of examples of this are truly stunning, and this writer has commented on them more than once. He will take this opportunity to shine his spotlight on yet another one that is currently prominent in the news. In Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro was elected president, in an…
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Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts
Brett Wilkins | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Last Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Elliott Abrams would once again be returning to government, this time as President Donald Trump's special envoy to help "fully restore democracy and prosperity" to Venezuela. Abrams, 71, is best known for abetting dictators and genocide in Latin America and for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal during…
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For Trump, Venezuela Intervention Serves 2020 Re-election Bid
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
United States Vice President, Mike Pence and top Florida Republicans are scheduled to hold a rally in Miami, Florida, Friday afternoon to highlight the Trump administration's aggressive approach to the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela, seemingly in a bid to win over more Hispanic voters in the 2020 presidential election. | RELATED: | UN Rights Expert Against Sanctions on Venezuela | P…
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A week of U.S. war moves against Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-01
Chicago, IL – One week ago, on January 23, a new stage in the Bolivarian Revolution began. The U.S. government and its lackey regimes in Latin America, the so-called "Lima Group," broke international law and ignored the Venezuelan Constitution by declaring Juan Guaidó – leader of the far-right People's Will Party – the legitimate president of Venezuela, and pompously demanding Nicolás Maduro's resignation. | Defiant as always, millions of people across Venezuela came out in support of their revolution, condemning Guaidó as a usurper and an imperialist pawn. In an address to thousands of revolutionaries…
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Trump and the "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) Crowd Embrace the Neocon Plan for Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Is it fair to call MAGA neocon lite, or possibly MAGAcons? | The fact so few of these establishment labeled "white nationalists" had nothing to say about Trump's illegal bombing of Syria, or the death toll from his war against ISIS, … | The post Trump and the "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) Crowd Embrace the Neocon Plan for Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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The 'Venezuelan People' Are Whoever Agrees with Donald Trump
Alan MacLeod | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
The latest bizarre episode in the Trump presidency is currently playing out in Venezuela. Just weeks after President Nicolás Maduro's inauguration, Trump officially recognized Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old head of the National Assembly–a man who has never even … | The post The 'Venezuelan People' Are Whoever Agrees with Donald Trump appeared first on Global Research.
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Maduro: 'I Stand Firm Defending Venezuela's Sovereignty'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reaffirmed his commitment to defending the people's sovereignty of the country when visiting members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) carrying out military drills on Friday. | RELATED: | Donald Trump's War of Recolonization Against Venezuela | "As commander in chief of the FANB, I stand firm in defense of the people's sovereignty, of the constitution and the rights of Venezuela," said Maduro while supervising the drills. | Así fue el…
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The US Government's Love of Foreign Dictatorships
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Lest anyone be tempted to believe that President Trump and other U.S. interventionists are intervening in Venezuela because of some purported concern for the Venezuelan people, let's start examining just a few examples that will bring a dose of reality … | The post The US Government's Love of Foreign Dictatorships appeared first on Global Research.
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Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America's War on Venezuela
Garikai Chengu | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America's economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons ever used in the history of mankind. The fact that for America the issue in Venezuela is oil, not democracy, will surprise only those…
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Trump Venezuela Coup will End Badly for US
John Grant | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Rick Sanchez, an anchor for Russia's RT-America, reported last week of "Signs that the US attempt to change-out presidents in Venezuela may be falling flat." He was speaking about the in-plain-sight US coup attempt unfolding on the northern coast of South America against the elected president of Venezuela. Lucas Koerner, a reporter with Venezuela Analysis, told RT there was…
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UPDATED Venezuela: US Rejects Calls for Dialogue Ahead of Dueling Marches
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-01
Draconian US sanctions and calls for dialogue set the stage for pro- and anti-government marches this weekend.
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Dishonesty, Omissions and Lies in Reporting on the Venezuelan Economic Crisis
Jón Karl Stefánsson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Since 2015 Venezuela has endured gruesome economic hardships. Inflation rates have spiraled out of control, and the public is facing a recession that is tearing the country apart. Now, Venezuelans not only face economic turmoil, but also direct military aggression. … | The post Dishonesty, Omissions and Lies in Reporting on the Venezuelan Economic Crisis appeared first on Global Research.
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"The Worst Option is War": US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country's Crisis
Ben Dangl | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The Trump administrating is currently working to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in the name of freedom and democracy. Yet Washington's efforts will only lead to bloodshed and a worsening of the country's crisis and polarization. Just take a look at who is leading the coup efforts from Washington. US national security advisor John Bolton has…
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The 'Venezuelan People' Are Whoever Agrees With Donald Trump
Alan MacLeod | commondreams.org | 2019-02-01
A recent local poll shows that 86 percent of Venezuelans oppose military intervention, while 81 percent already disagree with the current US sanctions. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Maduro to Americans: You Are Bigger than Trump, Don't Let Him Start A 'Vietnam' War Against Venezuela
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the people in the US to deter the Trump administration from putting boots on the ground in Venezuela, warning that any intervention would backfire leading to new Vietnam-like disaster. | In his first direct message | … | The post Maduro to Americans: You Are Bigger than Trump, Don't Let Him Start A 'Vietnam' War Against Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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The Chain of Command is Clear. Must Guaidó Go From Hero to Martyr?
Alvaro Verzi Rangel | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The chain of command is clear: the Washington hawks rule, while Juan Guaidó and accomplices of the Lima Group go along, ready to share in the Venezuelan spoils. A deadly attack by social networks and hegemonic media is in progress aimed at creating a collective fantasy all about liberating a subjugated people. It calls for…
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Sorting Through the Lies about Venezuela
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Challenging United States hegemony is never an easy course. A county need not be socialist — it is enough to either voice aspirations toward socialism, or merely demonstrate a pattern of not doing as Washington dictates. So here we go again, this time with Venezuela. Ironically for a country that the corporate media insistently claims…
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"5,000 troops to Colombia": U.S. threats against Venezuela increase
Paul Dobson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-01
MÉRIDA, Venezuela–Self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó named a number of "diplomatic representatives" to those countries which have recognized him during the past week. The government of Nicolás Maduro, the actual president of Venezuela, along with its international allies are responding to new U.S. oil sanctions and preparing for possible military intervention. Guaidó designated fellow high-profile opposition members …
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France, Germany, UK Launch a New 'Non-Dollar' Mechanism to Trade with Iran, but Will it Work?
Patrick Henningsen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Money talks, and no one knows this better than the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It's how the Trump Administration communicates with its enemies, as well as with its allies — through the application powerful long-range financial instruments. But … | The post France, Germany, UK Launch a New 'Non-Dollar' Mechanism to Trade with Iran, but Will it Work? appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump Explodes at CIA over Iran: "Naive and Passive," "Go Back to School!"
Juan Cole | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-01
Ann Arbor ( Informed Comment) — Our great leader has delivered himself of some weighty pronouncements about Iran, about which he knows not a single little thing, likely even where exactly it is. He called the US intelligence agencies "passive and naive" on Iran, said that Tehran had become less active since Trump violated the 2015 nuclear deal, said Iran's economy is crashing, and urged Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA director Gina Haspel to "go back to school." | The Intelligence people seem to be extremely pass…
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Europe Implements Iran Payment Mechanism to Bypass US Sanctions
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
Tuesday Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi welcomed the 'Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges' (INSTEX), a payment mechanism designed by Germany, France and the United Kingdom to maintain trade with Iran and avoid U.S. sanctions on the Persian nation, but urged that it be implemented "in its whole." | RELATED: | 3 Injured in Iran Police Station Attack | "We hop…
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A World without Dollars? Are We Approaching the End of America's Financial Order?
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
For Washington, the U.S. dollar is leverage, a financial weapon to dominate the world economy, to impose its foreign policy agendas and to secure a steady flow of natural resources over sovereign countries who use the currency. | In the last … | The post A World without Dollars? Are We Approaching the End of America's Financial Order? appeared first on Global Research.
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The Northern Freeze Event
Dr. Andrew Glikson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
According to NOAA Arctic surface air temperatures continued to warm at twice the rate relative to the rest of the globe, leading to a loss of 95 percent of its oldest ice over the past three decades. Arctic air temperatures … | The post The Northern Freeze Event appeared first on Global Research.
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Pakistan and the Cultural Appropriation of Pashtun Rights Movement
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Historically, from the massacres in Bangladesh in 1971 to the training and arming of Afghan jihadists during the Soviet-Afghan war throughout the 1980s and '90s, and then mounting ill-conceived military operations in Pakistan's tribal areas under American pressure, leading to … | The post Pakistan and the Cultural Appropriation of Pashtun Rights Movement appeared first on Global Research.
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Immigrants in US Subjected to Nasal Force-feeding at ICE Detention Center
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is force-feeding immigrants held in a detention center in Texas, using brutal torture against at least ten men engaged in a hunger strike against their prolonged confinement and mistreatment. The men, mainly Sikhs from … | The post Immigrants in US Subjected to Nasal Force-feeding at ICE Detention Center appeared first on Global Research.
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The Post-American Multipolar Blueprint for Afghanistan
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Afghanistan has the unique opportunity to function as the irreplaceably vital component of the Golden Ring of Multipolar Great Powers after the US' possible withdrawal by the end of 2020, but it can only achieve its geostrategic destiny if its … | The post The Post-American Multipolar Blueprint for Afghanistan appeared first on Global Research.
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US Military Planes Soar over Colombia, Land in Bogota
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Amid international pressures, U.S. military aircraft have been spotted over Colombia, local media outlets report. | For the second time in two days, several U.S. military planes were seen soaring over Colombia. The most recent sighting, reported by Aircraft Spots, is … | The post US Military Planes Soar over Colombia, Land in Bogota appeared first on Global Research.
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Six Dead as Record-breaking Arctic Air Mass Hits US Midwest
Niles Niemuth | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
A blast of historic cold temperatures hit the US Midwest, with record lows for both daily high and low temperatures expected Wednesday and Thursday across the region. Wind-chills in parts of northern Minnesota and North Dakota reached negative 60 degrees … | The post Six Dead as Record-breaking Arctic Air Mass Hits US Midwest appeared first on Global Research.
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Roger Stone Heads to Court; Mueller Cites Potential Evidence Trove
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-01
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone is due back in court Friday in the special counsel's Russia investigation as prosecutors say they have recovered "voluminous and complex" potential evidence in the case, including financial records, emails and computer hard drives. | Stone faces a status conference in federal court in Washington just three days after he pleaded not guilty to felony charges of witness tampering, obstruction and false statements. | The appearance is likely to be perfunctory, though prosecutors may seek an order that would prevent Stone — who held a news conference Thursday…
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Mueller Accuses Roger Stone of Lying and Bullying–but Not Collusion
Aaron Maté | thenation.com | 2019-02-01
Mueller Accuses Roger Stone of Lying and Bullying–but Not Collusion…
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Russia's Pension-System 'Reform' Is Deeply Controversial
Nadezhda Azhgikhina | thenation.com | 2019-02-01
Russia's Pension-System 'Reform' Is Deeply Controversial…
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Russia's Proposal for North Korean Denuclearization: Will It Survive John Bolton?
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The Trump administration is looking askance at what may be a legitimate Russian effort to break the current disarmament deadlock between the United States and North Korea. According to The Washington Post, Russia made a secret proposal to North Korea last fall to advance negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang regarding North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Moscow offered North Korea a nuclear power plant in return for the dismantling of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Russia would operate the nuclear plant and transfer all byproducts and waste back to Russia so that North Korea could n…
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US Suspends Compliance on Nuclear Weapons Treaty with Russia
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
The United States will suspend compliance with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia Saturday and formally withdraw in six months if Moscow does not end its alleged violation of the pact, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. | The United States would reconsider its withdrawal if Russia, which denies violating the landmark 1987 arms control pact, came into compliance with the treaty, which bans either side from stationing short- and intermediate-range, land-based missiles in Europe. | "Russia has refused to take any steps to return (to) real and verifiable compliance," Pompeo told…
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Losing a Generation: UNICEF Sees Saudi War Robbing Yemeni Children of Their Future
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-01
"Without education [young Yemenis] will not be able to find jobs… A generation that is not educated has a very bleak future. We are losing a generation — many children are losing their education, and displacement makes it worse." — Meritxell Relano, Yemen's Director of UNICEF | The post Losing a Generation: UNICEF Sees Saudi War Robbing Yemeni Children of Their Future appeared first on MintPress News.
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CO2 on Track for Largest Rise in 62 Years
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Around the world, atypical climate change grows increasingly threatening to all life on the planet, principally because of excessive CO2 emissions. Paradoxically, this is happening on the heels of the Paris 2015 climate accord among nations of the world. But, didn't almost all of the countries of the world pledge to cut back greenhouse gas…
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The Denier-in-Chief: Trump and the Legitimation of False Consciousness
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
"I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall. This was in no way a concession," Pres. Trump Tweeted on January 25th following his signing a bill ending the 35-day U.S. government shut-down.
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Jackboots in the Morning
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
"This is jackboots in the morning. This is an American nightmare that they would arrest somebody like this." –Judge Andrew Napolitano The American Police State does not discriminate. Whatever dangerous practices you allow the government to carry out now–whether it's in the name of national security or protecting America's borders or making America great again–rest…
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Saint Eric Dolphy
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
"Eric Dolphy was a saint…" — Charles Mingus Eric Dolphy died in Berlin at the age of thirty-six from complication related to diabetes, his promise and talent enshrined in less than a dozen releases. A master of several wind instruments, Dolphy's work with the ensembles he led remains some of the most innovative music of…
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Why Did Socialism Fail?
Craig Collins | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
By the middle of the 20th century, it appeared that Karl Marx's conviction that socialism was destined to replace capitalism was becoming reality. In 1956, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev was so confident that history was on his side, he boasted that socialism would soon bury capitalism.[1] Most of the Eurasian land mass was governed by…
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The Vanishing Wealth of Black America
Bob Lord | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Want an impossible task? Try identifying the most disturbing trend in America today. Consider the choices: Climate change denial, extreme political polarization, gun violence, etc. Those are just the ones on the national radar. Here's one that isn't, but needs to be: the systematic destruction of black wealth. The reality is horrific, according to the…
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US Enemies and the Lawless 'Rule of Law'
John McMurtry | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
For weeks of front-end news, a China-Canada rift has gripped Canada. The story-line is endlessly repeated and runs like this:…
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INF Treaty Latest Victim of Trump's Nuclear Petulance
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-02-01
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The Real Target of the Huawei Sanctions and the Trade War
Kei Pritsker | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-01
The U.S.-China trade war isn't actually about soybeans and steel. Washington fears its iron grip over the post-Soviet world is waning thanks to China's new global initiatives. | The post The Real Target of the Huawei Sanctions and the Trade War appeared first on MintPress News.
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Overthrowing Democratic Governments Is Practically an American Tradition
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-01
On September 15, 1970, U.S. President Richard Nixon and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger authorized the U.S. government to do everything possible to undermine the incoming government of the socialist president of Chile, Salvador Allende. Nixon and Kissinger, according to the notes kept by CIA Director Richard Helms, wanted to "make the economy scream" in Chile; they were "not concerned [about the] risks involved." War was acceptable to them as long as Allende's government was removed from power. The CIA started Project FUBELT, with $10 million as a first installment to begin the covert destabilization of…
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A Brief History of Our Longest, Most Futile War
Sonali Kolhatkar | commondreams.org | 2019-02-01
Afghan security officials inspect the scene of a 2017 suicide car bombing in Kandahar province. (Photo: AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey Launches 2020 Bid
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-01
The ex-mayor of Newark with a compelling personal biography delivers a sweeping call of unity as he joins what's becoming a crowded field. | The post Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey Launches 2020 Bid appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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