2019-02-16: Social Media Postees

8,400 Yellow Vests Arrested So Far, As Protests Enter 14th Week
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-16
French Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner admitted, on Feb. 14, that about 8,400 people have been arrested since the Yellow Vests demonstrations began on Nov. 17, 2018. | RELATED: | Yellow Vests March For 13th Saturday Against Macron's Gov't | So far, some 1,800 of the detainees have already been convicted while 1,500 protesters are reportedly still awaiting trial, and another 316 Yellow Vests have outstanding arrest warrants. | Castaner said that 1,300 police officers an…
telesurenglish.net/news/8400-Yellow-Vests-Arrested-So-Far-As-Protests-Enter-14th-Week-20190216-0006.html

Trump Moves the World Closer to "Doomsday"
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2019-02-16
It is incumbent upon all of us to resist the inexorable march toward nuclear winter…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-moves-the-world-closer-to-doomsday/

Bill Officially Recognizes Japan's Ainu As Indigenous People
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-16
After suffering decades of discrimination, Japan's Ainu minority community will officially be recognized – for the first time – as an Indigenous people, under the country's ruling Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito coalition. | RELATED: | Brazil: President Bolsonaro Deepens Anti-Indigenous Policies | "It is important to protect the honor and dignity of the Ai…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bill-Officially-Recognizes-Japans-Ainu-As-Indigenous-People-20190216-0005.html

US SOUTHCOM: Bolsonaro Barks for His Master
Marcelo Zero | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-16
Admiral Craig Faller announces an unprecedented joint military operation with Brazil to the US Senate Armed Services Committee. What does it mean for national sovereignty? | *** | Brazil's participation in US SOUTHCOM is part of a broader process that began with … | The post US SOUTHCOM: Bolsonaro Barks for His Master appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/us-southcom-bolsonaro-barks-for-his-master/5668773

Video: Army Ambushes ISIS Terrorists, Seizes Loads of Weapons
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-16
On February 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) ambushed an ISIS unit in the Damascus desert killing several terrorists. SAA troops also capturing a large number of weapons and equipment, including a Konkurs anti-tank guided missile launcher, several RPG-7 launchers, … | The post Video: Army Ambushes ISIS Terrorists, Seizes Loads of Weapons appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-army-ambushes-isis-terrorists-seizes-loads-of-weapons/5668758

Organizations from across the world call for solidarity with people of Yemen
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-16
Over 50 organizations expressed grave concern over the acute humanitarian crisis affecting Yemen. 14 million people or more are at risk of famine, and 22 million are in constant need of humanitarian aid | The post Organizations from across the world call for solidarity with people of Yemen appeared first on Peoples Dispatch.
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/16/organizations-from-across-the-world-call-for-solidarity-with-people-of-yemen/

Senator Warren Calls for End of US Support of War Crimes in Yemen
William Boardman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-16
Yemen is the world's largest humanitarian crisis. In 2018, an estimated 22.2 million people — 75 percent of the population were in need of humanitarian assistance. A total of 17.8 million people were food insecure and 8.4 million people did | … | The post Senator Warren Calls for End of US Support of War Crimes in Yemen appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/senator-warren-calls-for-end-of-us-support-of-war-crimes-in-yemen/5668783

Indigenous Communities Halting Humanity's Race to Disaster
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-16
It may rank as one of the great ironies in humanity's lifespan that, as our highly educated first world leads the assault on global environments, it is the "backward" indigenous people attempting to curb those attacks. These remarkable occurrences are … | The post Indigenous Communities Halting Humanity's Race to Disaster appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/indigenous-communities-halting-humanitys-race-to-disaster/5668766

WWF: Deforestation Puts Koalas at Risk For Extinction By 2050
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-16
The president of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Pavan Sukhdev, warned of the danger of extinction of koalas and compared the destruction of the Australian east coast forests with the environmental depredation observed in Borneo, Indonesia and the Amazon. | RELATED: | Australian Government Retaliates to Migrant-Protecting Bill | "The demise of orangutans ha…
telesurenglish.net/news/WWF-Deforestation-Puts-Koalas-at-Risk-For-Extinction-By-2050-20190216-0004.html

South China Sea, the Geopolitical Pivot to Control Asia
Ulises Noyola Rodríguez | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-16
The decision of excluding China from the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) evolved into tense diplomatic relations among the countries located in the South China Sea. Former Secretary of Defence, James Mattis, warned that the exclusion of China from … | The post South China Sea, the Geopolitical Pivot to Control Asia appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/south-china-sea-geopolitical-pivot-control-asia/5668759

Is Democracy Consistent with Islam?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-16
Most people are under the impression that democracy and Islam are somehow incompatible. However, I don't see any contradiction between democracy and Islam, as such. Although, I admit, there is some friction between Islam and liberalism. | When we say there … | The post Is Democracy Consistent with Islam? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/is-democracy-consistent-with-islam/5668755

Hands Off Venezuela: Historic Stance at the United Nations against US Imperialism
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-16
In a spectacular display of solidarity and strength, envoys from Beijing and Havana, Moscow and Tehran, Pyongyang and Caracas, Damascus and Managua and numerous other states stood together, side by side, in front of the UN Security Council | The post Hands Off Venezuela: Historic Stance at the United Nations against US Imperialism appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/hands-off-venezuela-historic-stance-at-the-united-nations-against-us-imperialism/5668780

'Progressive' Trudeau Government Attacks Venezuela
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-16
Anyone who still entertains any illusions in the 'progressive' nature of the Trudeau Government of Canada, would have been shocked to witness the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, assembling a collection of regional representatives of the Washington Consensus … | The post 'Progressive' Trudeau Government Attacks Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/progressive-trudeau-government-attacks-venezuela/5668777

Video: 5G Wireless: A Dangerous 'Experiment on Humanity'
Michele Greenstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-16
Scientists, environmental groups, doctors and citizens around the world are appealing to all governments to halt telecommunications companies' deployment of 5G (fifth generation) wireless networks, which they call "an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a … | The post Video: 5G Wireless: A Dangerous 'Experiment on Humanity' appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/video-5g-wireless-a-dangerous-experiment-on-humanity/5668745

Does Recognition of Parallel Gov't in Venezuela Violate International Law?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-16
A recent study conducted by the German parliament's independent scientific research service found that international recognition of the self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó probably constitutes a violation of international law. We discuss the study's implications with Andrej Hunko, who commissioned the study | The post Does Recognition of Parallel Gov't in Venezuela Violate International Law? appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/does-recognition-of-parallel-govt-in-venezuela-violate-international-law

Why We in Colombia and Elsewhere Reject US Intervention in Venezuela
Gustavo Petro | commondreams.org | 2019-02-16
A supporter of the government of Nicol√°s Maduro holds a sign against the U.S.-backed intervention in Venezuela during the summit to discuss diplomatic actions to address the Venezuelan crisis on February 7, 2019 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, UK and Sweden will be joining Bolivia, Costa Rica and Ecuador on the summit proposed by Mexico and Uruguay. (Photo: Santiago Mazzarovich/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Defying U.S.-led pressure, people across the world stand up for Venezuela's sovereignty
Zoe Pepper-Cunningham | mronline.org | 2019-02-16
While international media creates a spectacle around "humanitarian aid", strong mobilizations in support of Nicolás Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution continue within Venezuela and across the world. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/16/defying-u-s-led-pressure-people-across-the-world-stand-up-for-venezuelas-sovereignty/

The fight that leads to the worst solution, War
Olga Fajardo | indybay.org | 2019-02-16
Nothing, in this planet justifies a war as a solution.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/15/18821196.php

Jair Bolsonaro Praised the Genocide of Indigenous People. Now He's Emboldening Attackers of Brazil's Amazonian Communities
Sam Cowie | theintercept.com | 2019-02-16
"The Brazilian cavalry was very incompetent. Competent, yes, was the American cavalry that decimated its Indians in the past and nowadays does not have this problem in their country." That's the opinion of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, expressed on the floor of Congress in 1998. His views appear to have changed little since then; in a video message to supporters 18 years later, he promised to revoke the protected status of an Indigenous reserve in 2…
theintercept.com/2019/02/16/brazil-bolsonaro-indigenous-land/

Nationwide public sector strike hits Portugal
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-16
Leading union officials have issued warnings to the government that its actions could trigger "uncontrollable" struggles by workers that they cannot prevent.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02…

No agreement on US-China trade with talks to continue
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-16
The next round will be virtually the last chance to reach a formal agreement before March 1, after which the US will increase tariffs–from 10 to 25 percent–on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02…

US Leaders Call on Allies to Send Troops to Syria as it Withdrawals
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-16
(MEE) — Senior United States lawmakers and military officials have urged the country's allies to send hundreds of troops into Syria, as the US plans its withdrawal from the war-torn country, a top US official said. Speaking on a panel at the Munich Security Conference on Friday, US Senator Lindsey Graham said the US would consider keeping some troops in …

US Leaders Call on Allies to Send Troops to Syria as it Withdrawals

Award-winning journalist Chris Hedges endorses Free Assange demonstrations in Australia
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-16
"It is imperative that we pressure the Australian government to make sure its citizen, Julian Assange, is protected from the lawlessness of the American empire."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02…

Malaysian Airlines MH17 Brought Down by Ukrainian Military Aircraft. The BBC Refutes its Own Lies?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-16
This week, BBC reporter Riam Dalati confirmed that last year's "Assad sarin attack" on Douma was indeed "staged". After a "six month investigation" he concludes, | "I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged." | … | The post Malaysian Airlines MH17 Brought Down by Ukrainian Military Aircraft. The BBC Refutes its Own Lies? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/malaysian-airlines-mh17-brought-down-ukrainian-military-aircraft-the-bbc-refutes-its-own-lies/5521968

The State, Business and Education: How rapacious corporations are dismantling public education globally
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-16
Billionaires, global tech companies and national governments are imposing a profit-driven, user-pays system.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02…

German defence minister advocates German-European war policy
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-16
Almost 75 years after the end of World War II, the imperialist powers are openly preparing for a new round of military conflicts.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02…

A step towards presidential dictatorship
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-16
No American president has so flagrantly usurped the constitutional prerogative of Congress to decide how public funds are to be spent.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02…

U.S. Military Invasion of Venezuela is Escalating
Repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-16
With the support of Democrats and Republicans, e.g. Pelosi & Trump, the pending invasion of oil-rich Venezuela is escalating, all at taxpayer expense. There are forces opposing it. See www.globalresearch.ca/hands-off-… . Cuba has provided a detailed description below.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/16/18821208.php

Australian university sacks academic critical of Israeli and US wars
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-16
The University of Sydney has carried out a serious attack on academic freedom, aimed at intimidating growing opposition to militarism and war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02…

Chicago PD releases 'persons of interest' in shady Jussie Smollett attack case
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-16
Fueling suspicions that the 'racist, homophobic' attack on actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax, Chicago police have released the two Nigerians arrested as "persons of interest" without charges, claiming they have more work to do. | …
rt.com/usa/451603-police-release-suspects-jussie-smollett/

No More Deaths volunteers prosecuted for providing humanitarian aid to migrants
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-16
The targeting of humanitarian aid groups is a warning that no one will be spared in the administration's fascistic attack on immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02…

Jesus Christ's Lesson for the 21st Century
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2019-02-15
Tom Catena, who risks his life daily to provide medical care in an African war zone, examines what it means to be a good Samaritan. | The post Jesus Christ's Lesson for the 21st Century appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/jesus-christs-lesson-for-the-21st-century/

Impacts of Exploding US Oil Production on Climate and Foreign Policy
Eric Draitser | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
It's easy for small news items to get lost amid the noise of the news cycle. Two stories I recently came across that piqued my interest have gotten almost no major media attention save for one or two easily missed articles. The first is an analysis by Robert Rapier, a chemical engineer and executive in…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/impacts-of-exploding-us-oil-production-on-climate-and-foreign-policy/

China Cancels Trade Talks with UK in Protest over Defence Secretary Williamson's Speech
The Straits Times | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-15
Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua has cancelled trade talks with Britain's Finance Minister, Mr Philip Hammond, after Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson threatened to deploy an aircraft carrier in Beijing's backyard, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday (Feb 14). | Mr Hu … | The post China Cancels Trade Talks with UK in Protest over Defence Secretary Williamson's Speech appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/china-cancels-trade-talks-with-uk-in-protest-over-defence-secretary-williamsons-speech/5668726

Google, Apple Under Fire to Block Saudi 'Woman Tracker' App
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-15
Apple and Google are facing major backlash, from human rights activists and lawmakers, after being accused of supporting patriarchy with a Saudi Arabian "woman tracker app" which is used to monitor and manage the whereabouts of women in the Arab nation. | RELATED: | Another MBS PR Stunt? Saudi Arabia To 'Review' Male Guardianship System | "I haven't heard about it," Apple CEO Tim Cook told NPR, adding that he would investigate the situation. "But obviously we'll take a lo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Google-Apple-Under-Fire-to-Block-Saudi-Woman-Tracker-App-20190215-0006.html

Immigrant Activists: Democrats Are Capitulating to Trump by Approving Border, DHS Funding
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-15
President Trump is expected to declare a national emergency today to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite opposition from Congress, after he signs the latest spending bill, which includes nearly $1.4 billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers out of steel, far less than the $5.7 billion he requested. Congressmembers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib issued a statement that they voted against the bill because it gives more funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "That is the right thing to do. We've been pushing for Democrats to do the right thing, t…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/15/i…

On Candace Owens's Praise of Hitler
Dana E. Abizaid | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
Any public figure should understand that making a positive reference to Hitler is political suicide. This fact was lost on the young Republican political activist Candace Owens, who recently said, "If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, Ok, fine." The statement was as insulting as it was horrible. Though Owens…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/on-candace-owenss-praise-of-hitler/

Politically Charged Show Trial of Catalan Independence Supporters
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-15
What's billed as Spain's "trial of the century" began in Madrid before the nation's Supreme Court on Tuesday. | On trial are 12 activist Catalan politicians — falsely charged with rebellion, misuse of public funds, and civil disobedience. | They justifiably support … | The post Politically Charged Show Trial of Catalan Independence Supporters appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/politically-charged-show-trial-of-catalan-independence-supporters/5668663

Lopez Rivera, Puerto Ricans Reject US Plan to Invade Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-15
Puerto Ricans, joined by formerly incarcerated revolutionary activist Oscar Lopez Rivera, demonstrated Thursday in front of the Federal Court, in Old San Juan, to voice opposition to a U.S. military intervention in Venezuela, EFE said. | RELATED: | Colombian Social Leaders Express Solidarity with Venezuela | The vice president of the Puerto Rican Independ…
telesurenglish.net/news/Lopez-Rivera-Puerto-Ricans-Reject-US-Plan-to-Invade-Venezuela-20190215-0002.html

What it Really Takes to Secure Peace in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
Constant military surveillance of Afghans yields almost no real intelligence about the problems they face each day. An unusual group of volunteers uses a far different approach. Hossein, a member of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, (APV), which hosted my recent visit to Afghanistan, rolled up his sleeve to show me a still-healing three-inch wound. Thieves…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/what-it-really-takes-to-secure-peace-in-afghanistan/

War Summit in Warsaw
Bill Van Auken | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-15
The conference jointly hosted by the US and Polish governments in Warsaw this week under the phony banner of working to "Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East" has laid bare the immense and imminent threat … | The post War Summit in Warsaw appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/war-summit-in-warsaw/5668738

Roaming Charges: Third Rail-Roaded
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
+ The Third Rail of American politics used to be social security. If you even suggested cutting it, your career was fried. But Clinton & Obama legitimized such talk. Now the Third Rail is Israel, where even mentioning its power over the Hill gets you the political death penalty. + What horrible thing is it…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/roaming-charges-third-rail-roaded/

Phyllis Bennis on Afghanistan Armistice?
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-02-15
Media…
fair.org/home/phyllis-bennis-on-afghanistan-armistice/

Enough Western Meddling and Interventions: Let the Venezuelan People Decide
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
American politicians from the two main parties have finally found something to agree upon: more intervention in Venezuela. "Now, despite (President Nicolas) Maduro, there is hope (in Venezuela)", wrote Democratic Senator, Dick Durbin, in USA Today.
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/enough-western-meddling-and-interventions-let-the-venezuelan-people-decide/

Using Students, Teachers, Journalists and other Professionals as Spies Puts Everyone in Jeopardy
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
The US is accusing China of using college students studying in the US to spy for China, but that, even if true (there hasn't been a trial yet), would be only half the story. The US, at great risk to those of us who work and travel abroad, also tries to enlist seemingly innocent Americans…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/using-students-teachers-journalists-and-other-professionals-as-spies-puts-everyone-in-jeopardy/

In Venezuela, white supremacy is a key driver of the Coup
Greg Palast | mronline.org | 2019-02-15
The coup is, at it heart, a furious backlash of whiter and wealthier Venezuelans against the mixed race and Black majority. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/15/in-venezuela-white-supremacy-is-a-key-driver-of-the-coup/

Rep. Amash Calls Out Dangerous Loopholes in Yemen War Bill and Offers Remedy
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-15
Though it is similar to H.J. Res 37, Amash's new bill contains neither dubious loopholes nor implicit expansions of the executive branch's power to wage war unilaterally without express congressional approval. | The post Rep. Amash Calls Out Dangerous Loopholes in Yemen War Bill and Offers Remedy appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/rep-amash-calls-out-dangerous-loopholes-in-yemen-war-bill-and-offers-remedy/255178/

Someone Needs to Teach These As$#oles a Lesson
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
"Someone," my Finnish-American socialist great-aunt Mary used to say in the late 1960s, "ought to teach these assholes a lesson." By "these assholes," she meant the people who own and run the United States. Mary died many years ago. I thought about her the other night while watching Donald Trump lie about crime and border walls…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/someone-needs-to-teach-these-asoles-a-lesson/

Will the U.S. Senate Let the People of Yemen Live?
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
In 1973 the War Powers Resolution weakened the U.S. Constitution's placement of the power to start and end wars with the first branch of the U.S. government, the Congress. The new law carved out exceptions to allow presidents to start wars. However, it also created procedures by which a single member or group of members…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/will-the-u-s-senate-let-the-people-of-yemen-live/

In Libya, "We Came, We Saw, He Died." Now, Maduro?
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
"Now it is time for every other nation to pick a side. No more delays, no more games. Either you stand with the forces of freedom, or you're in league with Maduro and his mayhem." — US Secretary of State Pompeo addresses the UN Security Council on January 26, 2019. Libya is in a state of anarchic…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/in-libya-we-came-we-saw-he-died-now-maduro/

ICJ Rules Iran's Legal Bid to Recover $2bn Frozen in US Can Proceed
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-15
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Iran can proceed with a legal action to recover billions of dollars in frozen assets that the United States says must be paid to purported American survivors and relatives of victims … | The post ICJ Rules Iran's Legal Bid to Recover $2bn Frozen in US Can Proceed appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/icj-rules-irans-legal-bid-to-recover-2bn-frozen-in-us-can-proceed/5668731

Can Turkey change its status of non-nuclear weapons status?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-15
On the background of the US and Russia's withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), one can hear increasingly often that Turkey might change its status in the emerging new international layout and change its status of a non-nuclear weapons state. Herein we'll consider the possibility of a step of this kind. It is […] | The post Can Turkey change its status of non-nuclear weapons status? appeared first on United World International.
uwidata.com/2228-can-turkey-change-its-status-of-non-nuclear-weapons-status/

Maduro, Guaidó and American Exceptionalism
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
In the weeks since Jose Guaidó declared to a crowd of supporters in Venezuela that he was the new president of Venezuela a lot has happened and very little has happened. Washington, Brazil and Colombia–three of the most right-wing governments in the Americas–unsurprisingly declared their support of Guaidó. Others followed. Indeed, it is more than…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/maduro-guaido-and-american-exceptionalism/

Brazil: 420 Violent Deaths Against LGBTQ in 2018
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-15
At least 420 people of LGBT community in Brazil died by homicide or suicide in 2018, fueled by homophobia and hate crimes, the Gay Group of Bahia (GGB) said in a report released Friday. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro To Erase Paulo Freire And Feminism From Textbooks | GGB, one of the oldest functioning associations defending human rights and the right to free sexual orientation and gender identity in the country, released the report "Violent deaths of the LGBT population in Brazil," which…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-420-Violent-Deaths-Against-LGBTQ-in-2018-20190215-0008.html

As Yemeni Fishermen Risk Their Lives to Feed Their Nation, Saudis Use Them for Target Practice
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-15
With neither its farmers nor fishermen safe from Saudi coalition attacks, famine has become a massive crisis in Yemen, further exacerbated by the coalition's blockade of the country which largely prevents food from being imported into the troubled nation. | The post As Yemeni Fishermen Risk Their Lives to Feed Their Nation, Saudis Use Them for Target Practice appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/as-yemen-fishermen-risk-their-lives-to-feed-their-nation-saudi-arabia-use-them-for-target-practice/255162/

BBC Producer Says Syria Douma Chemical Attack Footage "Was Staged"
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-15
Well-known BBC Syria producer Riam Dalati shocked his nearly 20,000 twitter followers by stating that after a "six-month investigation" he has concluded, "I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged." | The post BBC Producer Says Syria Douma Chemical Attack Footage "Was Staged" appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/bbc-producer-says-syria-douma-chemical-attack-footage-was-staged/255152/

Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Ariel Fornari | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-15
For more than a decade Venezuela has aided the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through a preferential system known as Petrocaribe, and the people of those nations are not taking their governments' support for the US coup in Venezuela lightly. | The post Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/how-us-coup-in-venezuela-is-taking-root-in-haiti-and-the-dominican-republic/255160/

The Lawlessness of William Barr, America's New Top Law Enforcement Official
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-15
The relatively small amount of scrutiny William Barr fell under from Congress and Beltway thought leaders speaks to a conformity of their ideologies. But to understand what America's new top law enforcement official really signifies as a veteran swamp creature, it is necessary to revisit Cold War history. | The post The Lawlessness of William Barr, America's New Top Law Enforcement Official appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/lawlessness-william-barr-americas-new-top-law-enforcement-official/255188/

Trump Declares National Emergency in Order to Build Border Wall
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-15
WASHINGTON–Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. | Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use executive action to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall, aides said. The move drew immediate bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill and is expected to face rounds of legal challenges. | Trump made the announc…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-declares-national-emergency-to-build-border-wall/

Democrats Are Capitulating to Trump by Approving Border, DHS Funding
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-02-15
President Trump declared a national emergency today to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite opposition from Congress, after signing the latest spending bill, which includes nearly $1.4 billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers out of steel, far less than the $5.7 billion he requested. Congressmembers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib issued a statement that they voted against the bill because it gives more funding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "That is the right thing to do. We've been pushing for Democrats to do the right thing, to stop playi…
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Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?
Associated Press | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-15
TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers, and monarchs. The billion-dollar Olympics are awash with cash. But volunteers work for free. That's the case …
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As Congress Enacts Huge "Border Security" Bill, Trump to Declare National Emergency to Build Wall
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-15
As Congress voted Thursday to approve spending $1.375 billion for border fencing, wall repairs and other barriers on the US-Mexico border, as part of a much larger bill funding one quarter of the federal government through September 30, the White … | The post As Congress Enacts Huge "Border Security" Bill, Trump to Declare National Emergency to Build Wall appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/as-congress-enacts-huge-border-security-bill-trump-to-declare-national-emergency-to-build-wall/5668735

Opponents move to stop Trump's "national emergency" power grab
Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-15
WASHINGTON–Donald Trump wants to use the pretext of a "national emergency" to grab billions of federal dollars to build his Mexican Wall. Xavier Becerra, California's attorney general, and Sens. Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders were among those who immediately came out to say they will try to stop him. Even two Republican senators, Sens. Rand …
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There Is No 'National Emergency' at the Border, and Trump's Declaration Is Illegal
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-15
President Donald Trump admits he's making his move because he didn't get his way with Congress, and in the process, he hurts American communities. | After more than a month of threats, a government shutdown, and bipartisan action by Congress, President Trump has finally declared a national emergency to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on his border wall obsession. In response, the ACLU will file a lawsuit early next week challenging this blatantly illegal executive action. | Let's get something straight upfront: There is no em…
aclu.org/blog/executive-branch/there-no-national-emergency-border-and-trumps-declaration-illegal

Trump's national emergency declaration not justified by the facts
Daniel Costa | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-15
Where, exactly, is the national emergency? Both houses of Congress have now passed appropriations legislation to fund the government for the fiscal year, and it's become clear they will not provide President Donald Trump with the full $5.7 billion he requested to fund construction of a wall on the southern border. Trump has been so …
peoplesworld.org/article/trumps-national-emergency-declaration-not-justified-by-the-facts/

Amazon Won't Pay a Dime in Federal Taxes This Year
Jacob Sugarman | truthdig.com | 2019-02-15
Amazon won't pay a dime in federal taxes this year–just as it didn't pay a dime in federal taxes the year before. | According to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), which examined Amazon's public filings, the online retailer reported a $129 million federal income tax rebate for 2018–good for a tax rate of negative 1 percent, or 22 percent below the federal corporate income tax rate. Amazon's profits this year were $11.2 billion versus $5…
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Public Citizen: Trump's National Emergency Declaration Paves Way for Sweeping Authoritarianism
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-15
With one day left to pass a government spending bill before today's midnight deadline to avert another government shutdown, both the House and Senate passed the measure Thursday that came out of the bipartisan conference committee earlier this week. The bill includes nearly $1.4 billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers out of steel, far less than the $5.7 billion requested by President Trump. Democrats quickly condemned the news, and consumer rights nonprofit Public Citizen vowed legal action against him. We speak with Public Citizen President Robert Weissman.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/15/p…

The End of the Observer Mission in Hebron
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-15
It acted as a restraint on the settlers' worst excesses, writes Jonathan Cook. By Jonathan Cook Jonathan-Cook.net You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers… Read more ?…
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In Hebron, Israel Removes the Last Restraint on Its Settlers' Reign of Terror
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
Nazareth. You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers against Palestinians, in a city under occupation, would provoke condemnation from European and US politicians. But you would be wrong. The leaking in December of the report on conditions in the…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/in-hebron-israel-removes-the-last-restraint-on-its-settlers-reign-of-terror/

Trump's Deceitful God-Talk at the Annual National Prayer Breakfast
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
He avoided the Vietnam War with five deferments, said that his " 'personal Vietnam' " was "the danger he faced from getting sexually transmitted diseases," and that he was " 'lucky' " not "to have contracted diseases when he was sleeping around . . . with multiple women." He added,…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/trumps-deceitful-god-talk-at-the-annual-national-prayer-breakfast/

'Tiz Kosher for Elected Jewish U.S. Officials to Malign
Raouf Halaby | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
When it comes to Muslim, Arab, or Palestinian elected officials, 'tiz Kosher for elected Jewish U.S. officials (and others) to criticize, malign, denigrate, and conjure every stereotype and racist label in the by-now accepted lexicon of hateful rhetoric spewed by the Zeldins, Taubs, Gellers, Spencers, Pipes, Kings, Gaffneys, Trumps, and others. Yet, for stating the…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/tiz-kosher-for-elected-jewish-u-s-officials-to-malign/

What a Green New Deal Should Look Like: Filling in the Details
Jon Rynn | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
Now that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and Senator Markey have introduced their nonbinding Green New Deal resolution, the right-wing snowflakes are melting down while respectable centrists are calling the idea "crazy". On one side, global political and economic elites are doing almost nothing to stop climate change from running out of control, and on the other…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/what-a-green-new-deal-should-look-like-filling-in-the-details/

Congress, Israel and the Politics of "Righteous Indignation"
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
It is a rare day that some member of Congress doesn't expose him or herself as a hypocrite of the first order. This week, we have seen this done in spades. On February 10, Representative Ilhan Omar (D- MN) said that U.S. Congressional support for Israel is "…all about the Benjamins…", a reference to the…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/congress-israel-and-the-politics-of-righteous-indignation/

The Siege of Venezuela and the Travails of Empire
Jim Kavanagh | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
Here's the bullet-point version: + It's imperialism. + It's American imperialism, a bipartisan national project. + American imperialism is the global management of capitalist class power. + It's a binary situation in which one side or the other will win via the use and threat of armed force. + It's trouble for Venezuela and for imperialism.
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/the-siege-of-venezuela-and-the-travails-of-empire/

Venezuela & The Mighty Wurlitzer
Joyce Nelson | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
On February 11, Bloomberg News published an astonishing piece about the unfolding Venezuelan turmoil. It was apparently the result of a major investigative effort involving three reporters and five others providing "assistance". You'll notice I haven't called it a piece of news (although that's what it looks like), but I'm not sure what to call…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/venezuela-the-mighty-wurlitzer/

Pence and the Benjamins: An Eternity of Anti-Semitism
Chris Floyd | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
There has been much throwing about of brains on the subject of anti-Semitism lately. But in the ceaseless and almost entirely cynical media-political imbroglio that has followed the "Benjamins" tweet of Rep. Ilhan Omar, I've seen nothing said about perhaps the most intense and thoroughgoing form of anti-Semitism in America today: an anti-Semitism that is not only prevalent but dominant in the halls of power at the moment.
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"It's All About the Benjamins, Baby"
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
Wait. Let me get this straight. First GOP leader Kevin McCarthy threatened two recently elected Muslim women members of Congress with punishment for holding views critical of Israel. On Feb. 11 he stated:…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/its-all-about-the-benjamins-baby/

Frank Lloyd Wright on Arrogance
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
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Nuclear Power Can't Survive, Much Less Slow Climate Disruption
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
Donald Trump: "America will never be a socialist country." Too late. We already have socialism for the rich, with the nuclear power industry as a prime example. On a level playing field, nuclear power would go bust. Those owners get financial supports or subsidies that safe renewables like solar power, geothermal, and wind power don't…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/nuclear-power-cant-survive-much-less-slow-climate-disruption/

The Green New Deal, Capitalism and the State
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-15
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by Richard Nixon in 1970 as the official response to the nascent environmental movement. As laid out in the recently released Poison Papers, it was structured to be dependent on research from private firms that were paid by the chemical producers it regulates. Given the limited market for this research, these firms either produced research conducive to the interests of their customers or they went out of business.
counterpunch.org/2019/02/15/the-green-new-deal-capitalism-and-the-state/

Yemen: US "Accidentally" Arming Al Qaeda (Again)
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-15
US weapons are once again falling into the hands of militants fighting in one of Washington's many proxy wars — this time in Yemen — the militants being fighters of local Al Qaeda affiliates. | CNN in its article, " Sold … | The post Yemen: US "Accidentally" Arming Al Qaeda (Again) appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/yemen-us-accidentally-arming-al-qaeda-again/5668720

BBC Producer's Syria Bombshell: Douma "Gas Attack" Footage "Was Staged"
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-15
Now approaching nearly a year after the April 7, 2018 alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria — which the White House used as a pretext to bomb Syrian government facilities and bases throughout Damascus — a BBC reporter who investigated … | The post BBC Producer's Syria Bombshell: Douma "Gas Attack" Footage "Was Staged" appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/bbc-producers-syria-bombshell-douma-gas-attack-footage-was-staged/5668724

The Lobbying Swamp Is Flourishing in Trump's Washington
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-02-15
It's been more than two years since President Donald Trump, who rallied campaign supporters with calls to "drain the swamp" of lobbyists and their ilk, took office. But despite that campaign promise, Washington influence peddlers continue to move into and out of jobs in the federal government. | In his first 10 days in office, Trump signed an executive order that required all his political hires to sign a pledge. On its face, it's straightforward and ironclad: When Trump officials leave government employment, they agree not to…
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CBS's Horror Stories on National Debt Aren't Actually All That Scary
Dean Baker | fair.org | 2019-02-15
CBS News ( 2/14/19) | CBS News had a piece warning its audience about the problems of large government debt. It noted projections of rising US government debt, commenting: The only countries with a higher debt load than the US are Portugal, Italy, Greece and Japan. The first three have become synonymous with profligate spending and economic woes post–Great Recession, while Japan's "lost decade" of economic stagnation is a mai…
fair.org/home/cbss-horror-stories-on-national-debt-arent-actually-all-that-scary/

Ibram X. Kendi on Surviving Cancer & His Anti-Racist Reading List for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-15
As we celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of Frederick Douglass on his 201st birthday, we are joined by Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of history and international relations and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. Kendi spoke Thursday night at the Library of Congress at an event honoring Frederick Douglass. He is the National Book Award-winning author of "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" and a contributing editor at The Atlantic.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/15/i…

Is Trump's National Emergency a Step Toward Fascism?
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-02-15
President Trump has now declared a national emergency to fund his long-sought border wall. It is no surprise that when a fascistic president like Trump starts throwing around the idea of a national emergency, media outlets like Esquire start asking whether " it might be time to start fireproofing the Reichstag," a clear allusion to Hitler's ascent to power in 1933. But is the comparison justified? Is Trump's declaration of a national emergency a threat to American democra…
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Unhealed Wounds: Freedom and Fear after America's Civil War
Greg Guma | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-15
In 2003 I was asked by Kentucky State Senator Georgia Davis Powersto help research and write a book about her great aunt Celia Mudd, who was born into slavery but ultimately inherited the Lancaster property in Bardstown and became a … | The post Unhealed Wounds: Freedom and Fear after America's Civil War appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/unhealed-wounds-freedom-and-fear-after-americas-civil-war/5668666

Former Trump Officials Are Openly Flouting Rules Against Lobbying
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-15
Washington influence peddlers continue to move into and out of jobs in the federal government. | In his first 10 days in office, Trump signed an executive order that required all his political hires to sign a pledge. On its face, it's straightforward and ironclad: When Trump officials leave government employment, they agree not to lobby the agencies they worked in for five years. They also can't lobby anyone in the White House or political appointees across federal agencies for the duration of the Trump administration. And they can't perform " lobbying activit…
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Venezuela's Foreign Minister: "The US is in Front of the Coup Attempt, not Behind it"
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-15
Interview — in Spanish with English subtitles — with Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, who speaks about the likelihood of war with the US, the impact of the sanctions, and the way out of the conflict between Venezuela and the US and its allies in the opposition and in the region | The post Venezuela's Foreign Minister: "The US is in Front of the Coup Attempt, not Behind it" appeared first on The Real News Network.
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The FBI Is Dismantling Its War Crimes Unit
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-15
The FBI is dismantling a special unit that investigates international war crimes and hunts down war criminals — including suspected torturers and perpetrators of genocide, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has learned. | The unit, which was created a decade ago and has its roots in federal efforts to hunt Nazis living in the United States after World War II, has had a hand in many high-profile prosecutions. | Most recently, its investigators helped take down the Liberian warlord Thomas Woewiju, whom a…
truthdig.com/articles/the-fbi-is-dismantling-its-war-crimes-unit/

Warsaw Summit Was a Failure for Trump—But a Win for Netanyahu
Trita Parsi | commondreams.org | 2019-02-15
Israel's Prime minister of Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on 14 February, 2019 (Photo: AFP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Could This Be the Humane Housing Policy We've Been Waiting For?
Clara Romeo | truthdig.com | 2019-02-15
For decades, U.S. housing policy has neglected homeless people with substance abuse disorders by relying on a treatment-first "linear model" barring them from subsidized or government-supported housing. But a new plan is showing promising results in servicing this overlooked community, and it already has the backing of both Democrats and Republicans. | The Housing First model is radically straightforward: provide homes to the homeless. Unlike other approaches to ending homelessness, the model neithe…
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An open letter to the people of the United States
Nicolás Maduro Moros | mronline.org | 2019-02-15
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calls on U.S. society to denounce its government ¥s threats of war. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/15/an-open-letter-to-the-people-of-the-united-states/

Israel Detained 500 Palestinians, Including 89 Children in 2019
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-15
This January alone, Israel detained 509 Palestinians, including 89 children and eight women, from occupied Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian prisoners rights groups. | RELATED: | Palestinian Photojournalists Win Prestigious Photo Awards | Israeli authorities detained 102 Palestinians from East Jerusalem, 88 from Ramallah, 80 from Hebron, 55 from Jenin, 62 from Bethlehem, 30 from Nablus, 30 from Tulkarm, 25 from Qalqilya, 8 from Toubas, 6 from Salf…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Detained-500-Palestinians-Including-89-Children-So-Far-in-2019-20190215-0009.html

Maduro Confirms Venezuela's Arreaza Met with Elliott Abrams
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-15
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro revealed Thursday that his Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza met with the U.S. special envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams, whom the president invited to visit the South American nation. | RELATED: | US Congress Rejects Trump's Warmongering, Won't Support Military Intervention in Venezuela | During an interview with The Associated Press (AP) aired Thursday, President Maduro criticized the belligerent position of his U.S.
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Confirms-Meeting-Between-Venezuelas-Arreaza-and-Elliott-Abrams-20190215-0007.html

Pakistan: Is Imran Khan's 'Movement for Justice' a Liberal Political Party?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-15
Although people often conflate democracy and liberalism, there is a fine distinction between politics and culture. A democratic system of governance falls in the category of politics, whereas liberalism as a value system falls under the rubric of culture. | When … | The post Pakistan: Is Imran Khan's 'Movement for Justice' a Liberal Political Party? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/is-imran-khans-movement-for-justice-a-liberal-political-party/5668721

U.S. Military Adventure Against Venezuela Must be Stopped
Granma | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-15
Cuba condemns the U.S. government's escalating preparations for a military adventure in Venezuela and calls on the international community to mobilize to prevent its consummation | *** | The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns the escalation of pressures and … | The post U.S. Military Adventure Against Venezuela Must be Stopped appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/u-s-military-adventure-against-venezuela-must-be-stopped/5668728

How Islamism Was Conceived as Antidote to Communism?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-15
First of all, we need to understand that how the neoliberal mindset is constructed. As we know that mass education programs and mass media engender mass ideologies. We like to believe that we are free to think, but as … | The post How Islamism Was Conceived as Antidote to Communism? appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/how-islamism-was-conceived-as-antidote-to-communism/5668655

Jammu and Kashmir: The Political Consequences of the Pulwama Attack
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-15
A native Kashmiri carried out the deadliest fedayeen attack against Indian occupation forces in history after he drove his explosive-laden vehicle into a 78-bus convoy and killed over 42 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) paramilitary troops, instantly drawing global attention … | The post Jammu and Kashmir: The Political Consequences of the Pulwama Attack appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/jammu-and-kashmir-the-political-consequences-of-the-pulwama-attack/5668717

How Haiti's Spontaneous Uprising is Connected to Venezuelan Solidarity (1/2)
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-15
Kim Ives of Haiti Liberté unravels how the new Haitian revolt entangles Duvalier style corruption of money stolen from Venezuela's PetroCaribe program and subtle US intervention | The post How Haiti's Spontaneous Uprising is Connected to Venezuelan Solidarity (1/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.
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