2019-03-03: Social Media Postees

The Dakota Access Pipeline Company Is Abusing the Judicial System to Silence Dissent
Nicola Morrow | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
In a win for free speech, a federal court in North Dakota recently dismissed a baseless $900 million lawsuit brought by the Dakota Access Pipeline company against Greenpeace and a number of individual protesters. The company should have learned its …
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Milan Says 'People First' To Salvini's Racist Policies
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Milan's streets were filled Saturday with tens of thousands of anti-nationalist protesters who say Italy's national government is enacting racist policies they don't want to be a part of. | RELATED: | Italy's New 'Bad Law' Tightens Asylum Criteria | The demonstrators played drums and trumpets as they marched peacefully among northern Italy's main streets and shouted "prima le persone" (people first) to counter the vocally anti-immigrant prime minister's "prima gli Italiani" (Italians first). | M…
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Sudan's Omar al-Bashir forced to step down as party chief as protests intensifies
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-03
Bashir will continue as president until the end of his term until 2020 presidential elections, when the ruling NCP will be nominating a different candidate, indicating an foreseeable end to his three decade-long rule…
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South Korea, U.S. End Springtime Military Drills to Back Diplomacy
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-03
The two nations are eliminating their massive seasonal drills and replacing them with smaller exercises in an effort to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.
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Bolsonaro's Hate Speech Inspires Tribal Land Invasions: Report
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Ten days after Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office, witnesses say dozens of men invaded protected Indigenous land in a remote corner of the Amazon, to claim their stake on Indigneous people's land. | RELATED: | Brazil Minister: Indigenous People Don't Need Access to Land, Pushes Neoliberal Reform | Inspired…
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Venezuelan VP Visits Russia in State Visit
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Venezuelan Vice President Delcy RodrIguez met with the president of the Russian Senate as part of an official state visit to the country. | RELATED | World Unions Show 'Anti-Imperialist' Solidarity With Venezuela | The president of the Russian Senate Valentina Matvienko, gave assurances that her country will take any possible measures to avoid a military intervention by the U.S. in Venezuela, after meeting with the vice president of that country, Delcy Rodriguez. | According to…
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"When we say Hands off Venezuela', we are saying Viva Socialism"
Peoples Dispatch | zcomm.org | 2019-03-03
Around 450 delegates from 85 countries congregated in Caracas, to participate in a gathering of solidarity with Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution…
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Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions that Kill Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
While Americans have rightly groaned and rebelled against President Trump's declaration of a national emergency over his precious wall, which would rob Congress of its constitutional authority over spending, he has also used another false declaration of national emergency‚Äïmost recently …
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Is a Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Imminent?
James Jordan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
According to conventional wisdom, there should be no serious talk of foreign military intervention in Venezuela. But these aren't conventional times. The conventional playbook would adopt a strategy of foreign coordination of the Venezuelan opposition, economic sabotage, infiltration of the …
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Chicago's elections: Rejecting Rahm and police terror
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-03
Chicago, IL – This week, Chicago saw elections for mayor and city council in which almost all the candidates ran on platforms opposing outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Progressive victories were won in a number of wards across the city, including by Maria Hadden, a young, Black, queer woman who unseated Joe Moore in the far Northside Rogers Park neighborhood. Moore had been a progressive 25 years ago but is now a staunch ally of the mayor and a defender of big money developers. Hadden was recently a board member of Black Youth Project 100, and hers was a major win for progressives in the first round of elections. | T…
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Meet the Kids Who Confronted Sen. Feinstein
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-03
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After 40 Years of Government Inaction on Climate, Have We Finally Turned a Corner?
Gus Speth | zcomm.org | 2019-03-03
In 2015, 21 young people sued the U.S. government for promoting the fossil fuel industry even when it was aware of the dangers of climate change…
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Argentina Opens Fire On Chinese Ship Illegally Fishing
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Argentina's Coast Guard opened fire on a Chinese ship crew that was allegedly illegally fishing off its coastal waters early Saturday morning failing to heed warnings to stop. | RELATED: | Argentines Outraged by Macri's 'Hypocritical' Last Address at Congress | Video filmed from the coast guard ship shows the Chinese ship Hua Xiang 801 coming close to the coast guard vessel in the choppy South Atlantic waters off Chabut province in Argentina. | "Hua Xiang 801: preparing t…
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Parents Separated From Children by Trump Policy Seek Reunification
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-03
After spending several hours at the U.S.-Mexico border with attorneys and immigrant rights advocates on Saturday, 29 parents separated from their children then deported under President Donald Trump's so-called "zero tolerance" policy were allowed to take a crucial step toward applying for asylum and reuniting with their kids. | Families Belong Together, a coalition that formed in response to the cruel policy that Trump rolled back after international outrage, announced on Twitter late Saturday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ha…
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Costa Rica's Bold Plan to Combat Fossil Fuels
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-03
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Last week, Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, announced one of the more ambitious plans for a transition of a country to Net Carbon Zero proposed anywhere in the world. | While many countries have made strides toward reducing their carbon dioxide production from electricity generation, Costa Rica is now addressing transportation, construction and agriculture. It has the luxury of concentrating on these sectors because it is now getting almost all its electricity from renewable sources. In…
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As Evidence of Man-Made Global Warming Hits 'Gold Standard,' Robert Mercer Continues Funding Denialists
Andy Rowell | commondreams.org | 2019-03-03
One of the world's most secretive billionaires is still pouring millions into climate denial, despite scientists concluding we have reached the "gold standard" linking human activity to climate change.
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Selected Articles: The Pentagon's "Ides of March": Best Month to Go to War
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …
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The radical legacy of Berta Cáceres
Zoe PC | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-03
"Berta didn't die, she multiplied!" Three years after the brutal and cowardly assassination of Berta Cáceres at her home in Honduras, these words are much more than a slogan. They capture the essence of the struggle of Berta, a struggle that cannot be extinguished or silenced with bullets, because what it seeks is to empower those who have historically been silenced. Berta's struggle lives on, not only in her own organization, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) which today is led by young, indigenous Lenca women, but across the world. | Berta co-founded COPINH in 1993 a…
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Facebook's Conveniently Inconsistent Approach to Government-Funded News
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-03
The statement of ownership In the Now was forced to run to be allowed back on Facebook. | There's a famous polling experiment that asked people in the Cold War-era US: Do you think the United States should let Communist newspaper reporters from other countries come in here and send back to their papers the news as they see it? | When this question was posed on its own, onl…
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Bolivia's Evo Shows Support for US Presidential Hopeful Sanders
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Bolivian President Evo Morales is ready to back U.S. 2020 electoral hopeful, Bernie Sanders, a supportive tweet revealed Sunday. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Gets Personal as He Prepares For 2020 Election | Morales cheered Sanders from social media, writing, "We salute the brother @BernieSanders. The media claims he is taking great strides toward the presidentia…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivias…

We're Killing Off Our Vital Insects Too
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
Recent independent scientific studies indicate that we are threatening our vital global insect population, including of bees, with widespread extinction through massive deployment of agriculture pesticides. For most of us, insects such as flies or mosquitoes or wasps are nuisances …
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Democrats and Republicans Move to Silence Rep. Omar's Criticism of Israel
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
It looks like the embattled representative from Minnesota will end up like Cynthia McKinney, who was thrown out of Congress for the sin of criticizing the official narrative on 9/11. | She is also a fierce critic of Israel and its …
globalresearch.ca/democrats-repu…

Glyphosate Found in 19 of 20 Beers and Wines Tested
Olivia Rosane | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
Glyphosate–the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller that some studies have linked to cancer–is also a secret ingredient in nearly 20 popular beers and wines. | That's the finding of a new study from the educatio…
globalresearch.ca/glyphosate-fou…

Google Ruling in Favor of Saudi Oppressive 'Controlling' App
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
According to the publication Business Insider, Google has told a U.S. congresswoman that a Saudi government app designed to allow men to keep track of women and prevent them from leaving the country is in compliance with its guidelines. | RELATED: | Google, Apple Under Fire to Block Saudi 'Woman Tracker' App | According to the Business Insider, Google reportedly found nothing wrong with the controversial app, despite it clearly violating moral and ethical codes by allowing Saudi men…
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U.S. Citizen Detained by Saudi Arabia, Abused in Prison: Report
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
A joint citizen of the United States and Saudi Arabia, who has been imprisoned in the oil-rich kingdom with no charges since 2017, was reportedly abused while in custody, the New York Times reported. | RELATED: | Saudi Sisters Afraid of Deportation From Hong Kong, Seeks Help | Walid Fitaihi is a Harvard-trained doctor who was dragged from his room in Riyadh's Ritz Carlton…
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House to Query 60 Trump Officials in Obstruction Probe
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-03
WASHINGTON–Declaring it's "very clear" President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House committee in charge of impeachment says the panel is requesting documents Monday from more than 60 people from Trump's administration, family and business as part of a rapidly expanding Russia investigation. | Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the House Judiciary Committee wants to review documents from the Justice Department, the president's son Donald Trump Jr. and Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg. Former White House chief of staff John Kelly and former White House counse…
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Yazidis freed from Islamic State captivity in Syria and returned to Iraq
Al-Thawra | indybay.org | 2019-03-03
Over 3.000 Yazidi's remain missing, in an act declared as "Genocide" by the International Community.
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'Not smth to celebrate': Reunion story of dad & daughter BOTH deployed to Iraq recalls 'forever war'
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-03
A seemingly patriotic story on the National Guard's news site — of a father and daughter being deployed to the same country simultaneously — has instead illustrated for many the futility of America's endless Middle East wars. | …
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US wants 'broad' regime-change coalition on Venezuela — Bolton
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-03
National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the United States will form "as broad a coalition" as possible to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Bolton went on to call for a "completely democratic hemisphere." | …
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It's Still Open: Will the Guantánamo Bay Prison Become a 2020 Issue?
Elise Swain | theintercept.com | 2019-03-03
The reporter Carol Rosenberg has been covering Guantánamo Bay since before it became a "war on terror" prison camp — and she's still at it.
theintercept.com/2019/03/03/guan…

After Hours at the Border, 29 Parents Separated From Their Kids and Deported Take Step Toward Asylum
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-03
After spending several hours at the U.S.-Mexico border with attorneys and immigrant rights advocates on Saturday, 29 parents separated from their children then deported under President Donald Trump's so-called "zero tolerance" policy were allowed to take a crucial step toward applying for asylum and reuniting with their kids. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Iraq. Syria. Venezuela? The U.S. prepares a chemical attack
Joel Forster | indybay.org | 2019-03-03
At the present time the crisis in Venezuela stays in the limelight of the world scene.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/01…

'Pompous twit will get us all killed': AOC tweet-tacked over Green New Deal by ex-Greenpeace founder
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-03
Greenpeace founder turned climate change skeptic Patrick Moore has reignited his feud with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a "pompous little twit" and "garden-variety hypocrite" in a barrage of tweets. | …
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Lobbyists Behind Trump-Saudi Arabia Nuclear Deal Under House Investigation
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-03-03
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform announced last week it would be probing Trump administration allies and their push to have the U.S. government share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia. The committee's report explained how an organization called IP3 International developed a plan for U.S. companies to build nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia dubbed the "Middle East Marshall Plan." | The report alleges Michael Flynn, while he was national security advisor…
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New Senate Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Nationwide and Erase Possession Charges
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-03
(TMU) — A group of Democrats are hoping that they can roll back the war on drugs with a new federal marijuana legalization bill. Dubbed the Marijuana Justice Act of 2019, the bill would see marijuana finally removed from the federal list of controlled substances, legalizing the plant on a nationwide level and removing a range …

New Senate Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Nationwide and Erase Possession Charges

Trump May Want to Be President Forever. Take the Threat Seriously
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-03-03
At the tag end of Michael Cohen's House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday, when the windbags were all aired out and the reporters were framing the lede, the star witness leaned into his microphone and dropped a dollar's worth of doom. "Given my experience working for Mr. Trump," said Cohen, "I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, that there will never be a peaceful transition of power."
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USA empire refused de-nuclearization in Korea
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-03-03
Contrary to US mainstream corporate-bin-Laden media accounts, it was Washington that refused to accept a reasonable, step-by-step reciprocal confidence-building process put forth by the DPRK (North Korea) that scuttled the much-awaited peace talk in Hanoi this past week. The overbearing US side refused to A) bring up a formal Peace Treaty to end the 1950s Korean War; B) looked upon de-nuclearization only as a one-sided surrender of all of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile arsenal, without a corresponding removal of U.S. nuclear arms in NE Asia; and C)arrogantly insists on maintaining the strangling but illegal econ…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/01…

Sex Trafficking: A Form of Modern-Day Slavery
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
All forms of modern-day slavery affect an estimated 40 million or more people worldwide — mostly women and young girls, ongoing in scores of countries, including America and other Western nations. | Human trafficking and forced labor in the US exists …
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3rd Anniversary of Berta Cáceres Murder in Honduras: Downward Spiral and Hope
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-03
The murder trial of environmental and indigenous activist Berta Cáceres leaves many issues unresolved. Meanwhile, the human rights situation in Honduras has been getting worse, even as Berta continues to inspire activists with her example…
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Trump and Netanyahu Scandals a Very Dangerous Moment — Wilkerson & Jay
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-03
Desperate men do desperate things; two leaders facing corruption charges may more aggressively push their Iran regime change agenda — Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/trump-an…

We are the invisible. We are the invincible. We will overcome
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-03-02
The mood in Caracas (Venezuela) is sombre. It appears that the attempted coup against the government that began on 23 January is now substantially over (as the Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tells me). | Source…
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'The coup is over'
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2019-03-02
Venezuelan leader Jorge Arreaza says that his government prefers negotiations and peace and wants the permanent coup efforts directed by the United States and its allies to end…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-coup-i…

The Pentagon's "Ides of March": Best Month to Go to War
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
An earlier version of this article was published on March 13, 2013. Updated March 2, 2019. | *** | There are ongoing military threats against Venezuela. Is a US sponsored war contemplated for March 2019? | Various scenarios are envisaged by Washington. Sofar …
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Hodeida Residents Brace for the Worst as UN Truce Falters Amid Saudi Military Buildup
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-02
Local residents and analysts alike fear the Saudi-led Coalition is using the relative calm derived from the new agreement as cover to fulfill its military objectives and not as a stepping stone towards peace.
mintpressnews.com/hodeida-reside…

The Dakota Access Pipeline Company Is Abusing the Judicial System to Silence Dissent
Nicola Morrow | commondreams.org | 2019-03-02
In a win for free speech, a federal court in North Dakota recently dismissed a baseless $900 million lawsuit brought by the Dakota Access Pipeline company against Greenpeace and a number of individual protesters. The company should have learned its lesson. Instead, it refiled the case in state court.
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/0…

Whats Behind Australia's Decision to Suddenly Grant Julian Assange a Passport?
Jimmysllama | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-02
The real question here is why the Australian government is playing nice by issuing Assange a passport since it has refused to acknowledge evidence of a sealed indictment or provide him with any sort of substantial assistance to get him home in the last eight-plus years.
mintpressnews.com/whats-behind-a…

Canada Extradition of Huawei CFO to US? Politicized Indictment, Economic Warfare against China?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
Washington's anti-China strategy includes targeting its dominant companies, ones able to match or outdo America's best for preeminence in key fields, notably high-tech ones. | It's why Sabrina Meng Wanzhou was targeted, chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies, …
globalresearch.ca/canada-approve…

When Journalists Rely on Diplomats, Ottawa 'Spins' the News
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
Canadian diplomats abroad seek to shape coverage of their work. And the more nefarious their actions the harder they toil to "spin" what they're doing as something positive. | During a recent interview Real News Network founder Paul Jay described how …
globalresearch.ca/when-journalis…

Video: US Forces Steal Tons of Gold Captured by ISIS in Syria, Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
US forces are reportedly transferring tons of gold from ISIS-held areas in Syria to the US. | According to Kurdish Bas News Agency, the US transferred about 50 tons of gold from areas seized from ISIS in Deir Ezzor province. The …
globalresearch.ca/video-us-force…

Kashmir Is Potentially The Flashpoint For A Future Nuclear War
Arundhati Roy | zcomm.org | 2019-03-02
Narendra Modi has demonstrated to the world that Kashmir is potentially the most dangerous place on earth…
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The INF Affair and Nuclear Arms Control Prospects
Peter Jenkins | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
My most natural starting point may be an account of what the secretary general of Pugwash, a German colleague, and I learned in Moscow on January 28 in meetings with Russia's foreign minister and the appropriate deputy minister. Discussion at …
globalresearch.ca/the-inf-affair…

Who Is US Intelligence Official Advising Guaido
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-02
Since leaving Venezuela on Feb. 22, despite a travel-ban in place against him, opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido has deployed an intense agenda of attacking democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro as he travels to Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, and other South American countries, whose right-wing leaders were quick to throw their support behind his self-proclamation as interim president. | Besides traveling with his wife Fabiana Rosales, who has accompanied him on each visit as if they were…
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The Venezuela crisis and realpolitik
Alfred de Zayas | mronline.org | 2019-03-02
As heads of government, democratically entrusted with safeguarding the welfare of all Venezuelans, Chavez and Maduro bear overall responsibility for the economic crisis, but they are not alone. | Source…
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Venezuelan Politician Warns of New US Way of War
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-02
The socialist leader and protector of the Venezuelan state of Táchira, Freddy Bernal, warned that the Agency of the United Nations for the Refugees (UNHCR) might be providing funds to "irregular groups" that intend to attack Venezuela. | In an exclusive interview for teleSUR, Bernal urged the U.N. agency to decide on whether to collaborate with armed groups that intend to take action against Venezuela. However, he said the government and Venezuelans in support of Maduro were grateful for the position of the United Nations as a whole in that the body made it clear it would not participate in the interventionist…
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British Aid to Venezuela: A Soft Power Tool Kit
Nina Cross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
With Jeremy Hunt and Alan Duncan keenly poised to overthrow the democratically elected leader of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, in order to install a compliant neoliberal one, now is a good time to look at the aid which the Foreign …
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North Korea as a Small Great Power
Prof. Pekka Korhonen | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2019-03-02
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UK Government Collusion with Israel
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
According to a 2009 Channel 4 Dispatches documentary, 50% of the then Conservative shadow cabinet were members of the CFI Friends of Israel lobby — (but now, that figure has risen to an estimated 80%). The film also claimed that …
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Largest Palestinian Displacement Project Since 1967 Underway in West Bank, Galilee
Julia Kassem | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
New plans to ramp up the largest wave of forced displacement in Palestine since 1967 are currently underway. | In response to pressure from far-right Nahala groups, a number of Israeli senior lawmakers agreed to the terms of an early February …
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Haiti, The Government-run Narco-state. Country at the Mercy of Drug-Dealers
Joà´l Léon | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
First published by GR on March 13, 2018. February 28- March 1st marks the 15th anniversary of the illegal US-France-Canada coup d'Etat against the duly elected government of president Bertrand Aristide. | *** | The notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar, was | …
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American Exceptionalism: The Naked Truth
William Blum | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
Article by the late William Blum. His important legacy | We can all agree I think that US foreign policy must be changed and that to achieve that the mind — not to mention the heart and soul — of the …
globalresearch.ca/american-excep…

Is Neoliberalism Killing Russia?
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
Putin's approval rating is high, but it has declined over the past year. The decline is mainly related to domestic policy. Apparently, the public perceives recent Kremlin economic policy as a continuation of the disastrous policies that Washington imposed on …
globalresearch.ca/is-neoliberlis…

Abe's Military Base Plan for Okinawa Sinking in Mayonnaise: Implications for the U.S. Court and IUCN
Hideki Yoshikawa | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
Abe Government's Reluctant Admission | After a long silence, the Abe government has finally admitted that the construction of a U.S. military base at Henoko-Oura Bay in Okinawa requires significant changes to the original land reclamation plan (see Asahi Shimbun). …
globalresearch.ca/abes-military-…

The Coup Against President Aristide 15 Years Later: The Clintons, the Canadians, and Western NGOs all Complicit in a Never-Ending Tragedy
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
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SpaceX Crew Dragon takes off for ISS in test flight before finally carrying humans (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-02
The US may have moved one step closer to weaning itself off its reliance on Russia to get astronauts into space as SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule has embarked on its first test mission to the International Space Station. | …
rt.com/usa/452830-spacex-crew-dr…

Trump blames media for twisting his words on Warmbier, issues non-apology
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-02
President Donald Trump has scolded the media for "misrepresenting" his words on Otto Warmbier, a US student who died shortly after his release from a North Korean jail, saying that he still holds the reclusive nation responsible. | …
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US Promises to Defend Philippines Against China in South China Sea
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-02
(ANTIWAR.COM) — In comments on Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the US still considers the 1951 Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty to be fully intact, and would adhere to it in the event Philippines forces come under fire in the South China Sea. US officials have repeatedly made clear that they intend to support the Philippines militarily …

US Promises to Defend Philippines Against China in South China Sea

India and Pakistan tobogganing toward a catastrophic war
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-02
India and Pakistan are teetering on the brink of what would be the first-ever war between nuclear-armed states.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

US Senate hearings on drug prices provide "friendly warning" to pharmaceuticals
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-02
While some of the members of the committee occasionally posed as industry critics, the Senate hearing made it clear that no serious action will be taken to rein in high drug prices.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Shocker: "Humanitarian Aid" Stunt Used to Escalate US-Led Crusade Against Venezuela
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-02
(CJ Opinion) — So, you might want to sit down for this, but believe it or not it appears that the US government is using the fallout from its "humanitarian aid" performance to justify further sanctions against the Venezuelan government. I know, I know. I'm just as shocked as you are. "This action, taken pursuant to Executive Order …

Shocker: “Humanitarian Aid” Stunt Used to Escalate US-Led Crusade Against Venezuela

Canada's Hypocritical Double-Standard on Haiti and Venezuela
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-02
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is supporting Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, who has lost all legitimacy, if he ever had any, and at the same time it is in the forefront in opposing Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, who had a more legitimate election and has more supporters, says Yves Engler…
therealnews.com/stories/canadas-…

It Might Be Time for a "War Dogs" Sequel
David Dayen | theintercept.com | 2019-03-02
A remarkable report from the Pentagon's inspector general released this week reveals that TransDigm Group, a parts supplier, "earned excess profit" on nearly every parts contract it made with the Defense Department. | Pentagon procurement officials responded to the report by vowing to seek $16.1 million in voluntary refunds from TransDigm, the approximate amount of excess profits on $26.3 million in contracts. TransDigm has yet to respond. | The report offers powerful evidence about TransDigm's much-maligned pricing practice…
theintercept.com/2019/03/02/pent…

Transdev WA bus drivers continue action for parity with other drivers
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-02
Transport Worker's Union members employed by bus company Transdev WA are continuing their strike actions for parity in wages and conditions with drivers in private companies. | Attempts by the TWU leadership to get the Western Australian state government, responsible for contracting the French Multinational company that employs 1100 bus drivers to force Transdev WA to negotiate have failed. | Drivers walked off the job on February 27 and staged a 4-hour strike as the concert by US rapper Eminem at Perth's Optus stadium was underway, leaving many concert goers stranded afterwards. | The action affected t…
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Activists, Banks and For-Profit Immigrant Detention
Seth Sandronsky | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo lend to GEO Group and CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America), for-profit operators of immigrant detention facilities under contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A campaign to end these banks' financial role is underway. Autumn Gonzalez is with the Sacramento-based NorCal Resist, a migrant activist group advocating on…
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Rapprochement, Dialogue, and a Peaceful Resolution of Jammu and Kashmir
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
During the last two decades, each military crisis between India and Pakistan has been followed by attempts at diplomatic rapprochement, which have turned out to be fiascos. The two countries go through sporadic peacemaking efforts, characterized by negotiations. For instance, in January 2004, the then Indian prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and the then Pakistani president, General…
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Cohen's Overlooked Warning — and Other Media Silences Worth Hearing
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Drawing by Nathaniel St. ClairI fear that if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power. | — Michael Cohen, speaking to the U.S. Congress, February 27, 2019 | It's the silences — the things left out and sent down the "memory hole" — that strike me most in the United States' Orwellian capitalist and white-supremacist media. | Urban Racism as a Nonstory | Here in Chicago, the Jussie Smollett and R. Kelly cases were recently all the local media rage. By contrast, recent reports that 63 Black people have so far been exonerated after having bags of heroin and coc…
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War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace
Rafia Zakaria | thenation.com | 2019-03-01
War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace…
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Russia Officially Returns to South Asia by Offering to Host Indo-Pak Peace Talks
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Russia's 21st-century grand strategy of becoming the supreme "balancing" force in Afro-Eurasia is one major step closer to fruition after Foreign Minister Lavrov offered to host peace talks between India and Pakistan, proving that Russia's refusal to take …
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The Dakota Access Pipeline Company Is Abusing the Judicial System to Silence Dissent
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-01
A federal court threw out a baseless lawsuit against Greenpeace and other pipeline opponents and the company promptly refiled the case in state court. | In a win for free speech, a federal court in North Dakota recently dismissed a baseless $900 million lawsuit brought by the Dakota Access Pipeline company against Greenpeace and a number of individual protesters. The company should have learned its lesson. Instead, it refiled the case in state court. | These meritless cases…
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Facebook Wants You to Know if You're Getting Your News From the Wrong Government
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2019-03-01
If you're thinking that Facebook–90 percent of whose customers are not in the United States–should treat Russian-backed outlets differently than US-backed outlets because the US supports peace and democracy, or doesn't use social media to try to manipulate other nations…. Well, this is why it's important to get your information from a variety of sources.
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UNF SDS wins campaign demands
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-01
Jacksonville, FL – On February 19 the University of North Florida Students for a Democratic Society (UNF SDS) held a rally speaking out against Trump's Declaration of a National Emergency to fund his racist, xenophobic border wall. About 30 students attended despite the chilly rain. Several speakers addressed the protesters about the importance of organizing on campus and opposing Trump's backwards policies. | After the speeches, students from UNF SDS marched across campus to the university president's office and occupied it until the administration met with SDS to discuss the students' demands. SDS dem…
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Columnist Thiessen, in Calling AOC 'Economically Illiterate,' Displays Instead Own Economic Ignorance
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Listening to President Trump, you'd think the socialist barbarians were at the gates of America preparing to overrun the US with a Soviet-style state-run economy where every car would be the same make and color, everyone would be wearing Mao suits and freedom and social mobility, those great mythical assets that we supposedly have in…
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Unleashed Graphic Designers — Art Over Function
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Many readers object to illegible print in contemporary print newspapers and magazines. In today's print news, legible print is on a collision course with flights of fancy by graphic artists. Admittedly, this is the golden age for graphic artists to show their creativity. Editors have convinced themselves that with readers' shorter attention spans and the…
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Roaming Charges: The Good Rat or the Mouse That Bored?
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
+ Jimmy Breslin's book The Good Rat tells the sordid story of drug dealer Burton Kaplan, an underling in the Luchese crime syndicate, who to save his own ass dropped a dime on two NYPD detectives, Luis Eppolito and Stephen Carapacca, as hired killers for the mob. Eppolito and Carapacca murdered 8 people before they…
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How Pro-Israel Foundations in Washington are Pushing a US War with Iran
Philip M. Giraldi | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-01
"As an ex-CIA case officer who worked on the Iran target for a number of years, I was shocked when I read the Times' article, primarily because it sounded like a repeat of the fabricated intelligence that was used against both Iraq and Iran in 2001 through 2003," says Philip M. Giraldi.
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A new round of conflict on the Pakistan-India border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-01
Pakistan's announcement that they had downed two Indian aircrafts shocked the world. The increasingly serious mutual threats of the nuclear-armed enemy nations are naturally the entire world's concern, and public attention has been riveted to the decisions made by Indian and Pakistani leadership. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu stated extreme concern over the escalation of …
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Trump and Kim, Act II
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Trump was correct to describe denuclearization last June as a lengthy "process" that one summit meeting could not achieve. However, the second summit, in Hanoi at the end of February 2019, again showed that personal diplomacy divorced from an engagement process that incorporates flexibility and give-and-take raises the risk of failure. The Hanoi summit ended…
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Hanoi summit thwarted by an uncompromising US
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-01
The second meeting between the US president, Donald Trump, and the North Korean chairman, Kim Jong-un, at the two-day summit in Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi ended on the afternoon of February 28 without reaching any agreements. | North Korea offered to dismantle all the nuclear reactors in the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, which is the sole known source providing plutonium for its nuclear program, on the condition that the US-led international sanctions against the country are lifted in return. | The US, which has sought to paint the North Korean possession of nuclear weapons as an existential t…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/01/h…

Former CIA Whistleblower: Yes, Even the US Post Office Is Spying on You
John Kiriakou | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-01
The Mail Cover Program allows your mailman to photograph and send to federal law enforcement organizations the front and back of every piece of mail…
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US Attempts to Force New Elections in Venezuela Fails as Guaido Vows to Re-enter Country
Ricardo Vaz | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-01
The US resolution called for the start of a process leading to "free, fair and credible elections," as well as for "unhindered access and delivery of assistance" in Venezuela…
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Two Weeks in Palestine: Miko Peled Travels a Land as Oppressed as it is Beautiful
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-01
Miko Peled recounts his travels through occupied Palestine. From Tarshiha to Hebron, Peled highlights the stark juxtaposition between the beauty of the land, and the ugliness of its occupation.
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How a Small Team of Journalists Overcame Neocon-Cheered Facebook Censorship
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-01
"CNN manufactured a story: They investigated us, then got Facebook to censor us due to our funding source and then boom, they had a story about a Russian-funded outlet getting banned by Facebook." — In The Now host Rania Khalek…
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The US Tried to Isolate Venezuela. It has Only Isolated Itself
Alan MacLeod — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-01
Alan MacLeod examines how Trump team's increasingly hare-brained schemes at trying to overthrow the government are backfiring.
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Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at the UN Security Council meeting on Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-01
Let us call things by their proper names: this is not humanitarian aid. If the U.S. had really wanted to help the people of Venezuela, they would have acted via UN agencies accredited in the country, as other states successfully do. | Source…
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Who is the real culprit behind Venezuela's political turmoil?
Celina della Croce | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-01
The US-led intervention in Venezuela–hiding behind a pretext of humanitarianism–follows a long pattern of economic policies and covert operations in the country and in the region that seek to protect the economic interests of the United States and Europe…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/01/w…

Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot — The Nation | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-01
The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue, Mark Weisbrot argues.
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U.S. uses humanitarian assistance to hide regime change efforts in Venezuela
Kenny Coyle | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-01
The choreographed provocations on Venezuela's borders this past week highlight an often overlooked component of the U.S.-orchestrated regime change machine–USAid (United States Agency for International Development). Its motto, "From the American People," usually stamped on containers bound for conflict zones, might more accurately be read as "From the U.S. State Department" as USAID functions as …
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Caracas Chronicles, Part I of an Ongoing Series
Ken Silverstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
I just got back from Venezuela and I'll be writing a lot about the country next week. Virtually everything you read or see about the country in the U.S. media is a lie. And to be clear, I don't mean skewed or misleading or incomplete, I mean a lie. For example, people in Venezuela are not starving — at least very few are, if any — nor is the country a dictatorship.
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Remember the Maine? CIA Intervention in Venezuela
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
In January 1897, Frederic Remington, a 19th-century painter famous for his depictions of the Old West, was on assignment in Havana for William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal to illustrate Spanish atrocities against Cubans. He sent a telegram to Hearst, noting: "Everything is quiet. There is no trouble. There will be no war. I wish to return." Hearst replied: "Please remain. You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war."
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Walkout in Hanoi: the Second Trump-Kim Summit
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
"Sometimes you have to walk and this was one of those times." That was US President Donald Trump's remark about something he has been doing a lot of lately: walking away from agreements or understandings in the hope of reaching the ultimate deal. North Korea's Kim Jong-un had been pressing his advantage in Hanoi with…
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Tim Shorrock on Korea Summit, Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-03-01
Media…
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