2019-03-05: Social Media Postees

North Korea: Achievements in Health and Education
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
North Korea's "health system is the envy of the developing world" according to the World Health Organization: WHO director-general Margaret Chan said the country had "no lack of doctors and nurses"
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Human Rights Orgs: End Canadian Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
CFJPIME | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) joined eleven other human rights organizations to send a letter calling the Canadian government to immediately suspend arms sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The letter pointed out that …
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The Trump-Kim Summit: What Really Happened in Hanoi?
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
While the western media has written off last weekend's summit in Hanoi as a failure, the talks did help to burnish Kim Jong-un's reputation as a sincere statesman committed to peacefully resolving the nuclear issue. This is a significant …
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PATRICK LAWRENCE: It Was Kim That Walked Away
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-05
There are two sides to the story about why the second North Korea peace summit fell apart last week, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News The abrupt and unexpected failure of the second Trump–Kim summit last… Read more ?…
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Hanoi Summit: So close, yet so far from peace
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-05
In today's episode of International Round-up, NewsClick editor, Prabir Purkayastha, talks about the reasons behind the failure of the Hanoi Summit, where the US and North Korea could not arrive at a lasting agreement. He also discusses the changing dynamics and the possibilities that the inter-Korean peace process has augured.
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Roger Waters, socialists say no to Bernie and AOC's positions on Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-05
As socialists rally in the United States over their country's backing of a right wing coup in Venezuela, the supposedly socialist members of Congress–Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)–are hitting talking points that worry critics like Roger Waters and activists in the streets alike. | Source…
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Israel is Playing a Big Role in India's Escalating Conflict with Pakistan
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
When I heard the first news report, I assumed it was an Israeli air raid on Gaza. Or Syria. Airstrikes on a "terrorist camp" were the first words. A "command and control centre" destroyed, many "terrorists" killed. The military was retaliating for a "terrorist attack" on its troops, we were told. An Islamist "jihadi" base had been…
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Israel is Playing a Big Role in India's Escalating Conflict with Pakistan
Robert Fisk | zcomm.org | 2019-03-05
When I heard the first news report, I assumed it was an Israeli air raid on Gaza. Or Syria. Airstrikes on a "terrorist camp" were the first words. A "command and control centre" destroyed, many "terrorists" killed. The military was retaliating for a "terrorist attack" on its troops, we were told. An Islamist "jihadi" base had been Read…
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Hugo Chavez's Memory Lives on in the Hearts of Latin Americans
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-05
Six years since his passing and the memory of Hugo Chavez still remains not only in the hearts of Venezuelans but of Latin Americans around the globe. | RELATED: | John Pilger: The War on Venezuela Is Built on Lies | His leadership and legacy revolutionized the state of Venezuela, like no other administration in the nation's history, cutting the chord from imperialist countries in the north, taking the reins and changing South America's future. | After centuries of passivity, under Cha…
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Make America Normal Again?
John G. Russell | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. –Walt Whitman "We're better than this," Congressman Elijah Cummings sternly told his colleagues at the conclusion of Michael Cohen's public congressional hearing, exhorting them and all Americans "to get back to normal," to, as it were, Make America Normal…
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Why Wait for 2021? End the Federal War on Marijuana Now!
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
The Boston Globe's Naomi Martin and James Pindell report that all of 2020's formally declared "major party" presidential candidates say they support legalizing marijuana at the federal level. Yes, that includes President Trump. Great idea! But why should the nearly 2/3 of Americans who want marijuana legalized spend the next 20 months listening to these…
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Financial Imperialism: the Case of Venezuela
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
Invasion of Venezuela by US and its proxies is just around the corner! This past week vice-president Pence flew to Colombia once again–for the fifth time in recent weeks–to provide final instructions to US local forces and proxy allies there for the next step in the US regime change plan. Evidence that the 'green light'…
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Three Days in LA: Tales of a Reluctant Tourist
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
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A Swiftian Modest Proposal for the President
Tom Engelhardt | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
Call me crazy, if you want, but I think I see how to do it! We have two intractable issues, one intractable president, and an intractable world, but what if it weren't so? What if those two intractable problems could be swept off the table by a single gesture from that same intractable man? As…
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A Collectible Corporate Income Tax
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
Bill Niskanen was the rarest of all creatures, an honest libertarian. He actually believed in libertarian ideas, rather than just using them as an excuse for policies to redistribute income upward. He headed the Cato Institute for more than two decades, from 1985 until 2008. While CATO generally took conservative views, it also followed Niskanen's…
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Abolish the Prison System
David D'Amato | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
America is the authoritarian carceral state par excellence, ignominious the world over for the zeal with which she imprisons her citizens, for the absurdity of her criminal charges and sentences, for the stark racial disparities that characterize her cynical applications of "justice." It is ironic that the United States should bear the honorific title "land of the free"
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Trump's Plot Against America: It Can Happen Here
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
When Philip Roth wrote The Plot Against America (2004), I instinctively recoiled at Roth's fictional account of a neo-Nazi political party coming to power in the U.S. with figures such as Charles Lindbergh at its helm. When a Nazi document surfaced just recently ("Nazi blueprint for North American Holocaust acquired by Canada archive," Guardian, January 25, 2019), that outlined…
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Conflict in Kashmir: U.S. Imperialism's Playground
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-05
Last week saw a geopolitical explosion; something that seemed to many a sudden and terrifying threat of nuclear war on the Indian Subcontinent. For the first time since 1971, Pakistan and India engaged in active combat in the contested muslim-majority territory of Kashmir. The confrontation began with India's aerial bombing of an alleged terrorist camp …
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WaPo Warns Dems Progressive Policies Could Bring Many Victories
Jeff Cohen | zcomm.org | 2019-03-05
Centrist bias sometimes takes the form of inaccurate critiques of broadly popular progressive policies that are quite defensible–such as Medicare for All or raising the minimum wage…
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WaPo Warns Dems That Progressive Policies Could Bring Them Many Victories
Jeff Cohen | commondreams.org | 2019-03-05
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Uruguayan Football Club Launches Bid to Fight Gender Violence
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-05
"The numbers to which we turn our backs" is the name of the campaign Danubio F.C. have chosen as the Uruguayan football club aim to contribute toward the fight against gender violence. | RELATED: | Study Reports 536 Women Assaulted Every Hour in Brazil | Danubio F.C. will wear jersey's that will contain different slogans on their jersey's in support to end gender violence. For example, above and below the number on the back will be a message specifically relating to the mistreatment of…
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Key Progressives Demand End to America's Forever Wars
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-05
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) were among the first members of Congress to sign a new pledge vowing to end America's " forever wars." | "The United States has been in a state of continuous, global, open-ended military conflict since 2001," reads the pledge, which the veterans group Common Defense launched on Monday. "Over 2.5 million troops have fought in this 'Forever War' in over a dozen co…
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It Is Time to Indict Israel
Norman Finkelstein | zcomm.org | 2019-03-05
Interview on the growing push for ICC to file War Crimes charges…
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Will Trump Take Action Against OPEC?
Nick Cunningham | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
Brent is creeping back up towards the high-$60s per barrel, prompting a scolding of OPEC by President Trump via tweet earlier this week. | Trump's irritability with high oil prices is well-known, but the tweet suggests that he sees oil prices …
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SNC Lavalin Scandal Blowback from Corrupt Canadian Foreign Policy
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
Canada's corrupt foreign policy practices have come home to roost on Parliament Hill. | Justin Trudeau's government is engulfed in a major political scandal that lays bare corporate power in Ottawa. But, SNC Lavalin's important role in Canadian foreign policy …
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Video: Al Qaeda Strikes Back. Major Escalation in Syria's Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
In the morning of March 3, fighters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Tawhid carried out a major attack on several positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the town of Masasneh in northern Hama. A military source told SouthFront …
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The US Wants to Sanction Away Russia's "Great Society"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
Latest round of proposed US sanctions is intended to offset Putin's legacy-defining socio-economic development program known as the "Great Society" | *** | Congress is deliberating whether to promulgate the so-called " Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2019″ …
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Tommy Robinson and the Ultra Right-wing Jihadists of America
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
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An Unholy Alliance: Did the US-Backed UAE Fly ISIS Leaders into Yemen's Killing Fields?
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-05
The de facto alliance between the U.S. with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, AQAP, and now allegedly ISIS in Yemen has led to one of the worst humanitarian disasters in modern history,…
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Russia on Venezuela: U.S. mercenaries and direct military intervention
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-05
We are certainly worried about the U.S. plans to arm militants in order to destabilise the situation in Venezuela and, frankly speaking, invade this sovereign country. | Source…
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"Political racism is why West has not given a chance to Venezuelan process"
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-05
Venezuelan ambassador to Ecuador, Carol Delgado Arria, talked to Peoples Dispatch about how political racism has affected the treatment of Venezuela and Bolivarian leaders such as Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro.
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Watch: The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained
Kei Pritsker | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-03-05
Washington's claim that Venezuela's government has refused humanitarian aid is a gigantic lie. Kei Pritsker explains how the US deployed…
grayzoneproject.com/2019/03/05/w…

Revolution in Venezuela: what is really happening?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-05
On February 23, Venezuela broke diplomatic and political relations with Colombia. In addition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gave the staff of the Colombian Embassy in Caracas 24 hours to leave Venezuela. At the same time, Venezuela temporarily closed three bridges on the border with Colombia. The decision was taken after it came to light that …
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Nigeria: More than 50 reported missing after the oil pipeline explosion in Niger Delta
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-05
Hundreds of Nigerians in the Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa on the Niger Delta were forced to flee their villages after one of the numerous oil pipelines in the region exploded around 4 am on Friday morning. | According to a local chief, a " huge inferno" rose along the course of this pipeline which runs across six local communities in the region. According to reports, at least 50 people have gone missing in the stampede that ensued as people scrambled to run away from the blaze. | The pipeline is currently owned by t…
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Islamic State Group Begin to Surrender Last Territory in Syria
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-05
In a report from Al Jazeera, thousands of people, including armed fighters, have left the last area held by ISIL in Syria, a spokesperson for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said. | RELATED: | Islamic State Group Faces Final Defeat by Kurdish-Led Force | Mostafa Bali of the SDF tweeted that about 3,000 people had come out of the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria on Monday through a humanitarian corridor established by the Kurdish-led group for those who choose to le…
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Stupid, Stupid, Stupid English
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
I was sitting in a cafe on the Falls Road in heavily nationalist West Belfast when a local radio reporter came in looking for residents to interview about the effect of Brexit on Northern Ireland. She said that the impact was already massive, adding: "Stupid, stupid English for getting us into this pickle. We were doing nicely and then they surpassed themselves [in stupidity]."
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Enjoy Your High, But Not at the Expense of Palestinian Human Rights
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-05
Medical cannabis is considered the next up-and-coming miracle drug, with very few side effects. But with Israeli companies bursting onto the international market, medical cannabis exported from Israel may soon have to come with a new warning. Beware: purchase of this product may contribute to violations of Palestinian human rights. | The Israeli medical cannabis industry, as it is currently set up, whitewashes Israeli war crimes, provides legitimacy and profits for people responsible for past massacres in Gaza, and supports Israel's illegal settlement, a direct cause of Palestinian suffering. | On December 28,…
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Guaidó returns to Venezuela for next stage of US regime-change operation
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
The US-backed "interim president" staged a five-nation tour of Latin America, shepherded by the CIA, to drum up support for the coup in Venezuela.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

How award-winning Palestinian poet found her 'magic pen' in an Israeli jail
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-05
Four months after her release from an Israeli prison, Palestinian poet and photographer Dareen Tatour received the Oxfam Novib PEN Award for Freedom of Expression in The Hague in January. Oxfam Novib, the Dutch affiliate of the international charity Oxfam, said it awarded Tatour the prize to highlight "the growing repr…
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Protests Hit Brazil During Carnival
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-05
It is generally assumed that Carnival in Brazil is mostly just a big party. However, as Mike Fox reports from Brazil, it actually has its origins in politically motivated concerns and this is true now more than ever…
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Algerian protests continue after Bouteflika launches presidential bid
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
Speaking for the former colonial power, Le Monde published an editorial demanding that Bouteflika step down and warning that the situation risks spinning out of control.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

France's Macron Moves to Equate Anti-Semitism with Anti-Zionism
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-05
Sonia Fayman of the Union of French Jews for Peace discusses President Macron's efforts to blur the difference between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism…
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A Camp Darby le forze speciali italiane
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
La notizia non è ufficiale ma già se ne parla: da ottobre su Camp Darby sventolerà il tricolore. Gli Stati uniti stanno per chiudere il loro più grande arsenale nel mondo fuori dalla madrepatria, restituendo all'Italia i circa 1000 ettari …
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Volunteer Day with the AMLT Native Stewardship Corps
Amah Mutsun Land Trust | indybay.org | 2019-03-05
Año Nuevo State Park, Whitehouse Canyon Road and Cabrillo Highway, Davenport, CA, 94060…
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Universities on the Foreign Payroll
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-05
After the Central Intelligence Agency found that the crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia likely ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced it would be reviewing its "Institute-level engagements" with the Kingdom. The fallout from the murder of Khashoggi has put a spotlight on Saudi Arabia's extensive financial connections to universities acro…
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German Left Party congress backs imperialist campaign against Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
The Left Party's European election congress last month sent a clear message: the bourgeoisie can rely on the Left Party's support for war and attacks on the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Big Brother Steps Closer as Parents Shackle Teens to Ankle Monitors
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-03-05
A perfect example of George Orwell's terrifying view of a society under government surveillance has arrived in the form of ankle monitors for your teens. | For parents who "need to keep track of [their] teenager at all times," Tampa Bay Monitoring in Clearwater, Florida, is selling GPS tracking?similar to the shackles used to track those on parole?billed as a way for parents to have "peace of mind" and for so-called troubled teens to have "protection." Never mind that these monitors function as a form of private s…
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Em Camp Darby, as Foràßas Especiais Italianas
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
A notícia nà£o é oficial, mas já é badalada: a partir de Outubro, em Camp Darby irá ondular a bandeira italiana. Será que os Estados Unidos està£o para fechar o seu maior arsenal no mundo, fora da mà£e Pátria, restituindo …
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Robert Fisk Exposes Israel's Hidden Role in the India-Pakistan Conflict
Whitney Webb | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-05
(MPN Op-ed) — Well-known British journalist Robert Fisk recently wrote a very telling and troubling article in The Independent regarding the outsized role of the state of Israel in the burgeoning tensions between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers. The story — despite its importance, given the looming threat of nuclear war between the two countries …
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The political lessons of the March 3 Free Assange rally
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
The demonstration in Sydney won broad support on the basis of mobilising the working class to defend democratic rights and class war prisoners such as Julian Assange.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Michael Cohen and the Devil in the Details
Michael Winship | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
My writer friend Gail, who lives in London but is fluent in all things American, has been closely following our daily travails. We're in touch often, sharing our mutual, grim, and often bleakly funny stories about Trump here and Brexit there. Wednesday, just before Michael Cohen began his testimony before the House Committee on Oversight…
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Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia's Dr. Strangelove
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
On March 14, 2017, Trump, along with Kushner, met with Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office. (Photo: The White House/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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The War That Never Ends
Carl Boggs | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
After Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un left their Summit meeting in Vietnam resigned to diplomatic impasse, it's worth asking whether a time of peace and conciliation on the Korean peninsula might still be in sight. Given nearly insuperable roadblocks, could even the most congenial negotiations lead to full denuclearization of the North Korean regime? Is the United States, with all its imperial resources and leverage, willing to concede vital North Korean interests — above all, relief from economic sanctions and peace treaty to end the Korean War 65 years after military stalemate ended with a "temporary truce"?
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The US Quietly Negotiates 'Peace with Honor' in Afghanistan
Andrew Bacevich | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
It now becomes increasingly clear that the official rationale for initiating the Afghanistan War was bogus from the very outset. (Photo: DVIDSHUB/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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No to the Invasion of Venezuela!
The Jamaica Peace Council | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-04
The Jamaica Peace Council (JPC) denounces the US President Donald Trump's Administration's recent sanctions — freezing of assets, acts of provocation and military aggression — against the people of Venezuela. These actions are in alarming violation of international law and the fundamental principles of human rights and national sovereignty.
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[VIDEO] Peoples' Assembly calls for global action on March 16 against imperialist intervention in Venezuela
V. Arun Kumar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-04
The four-day International Peoples' Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, which concluded on February 27, has called for mobilizations across the world for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade. The assembly was attended by around 500 delegates from five continents, representing 181 people's movements and organizations.
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Prodigy Frontman Keith Flint Dies Aged 49
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
Keith Flint, the Prodigy lead singer who captured the hedonistic spirit of 1990s British rave culture, has died aged 49 in what the band's founder described as a suicide. | RELATED: | Brazil Carnival Begins with Camelitas in Rio de Janeiro | Flint was one of the best known faces of British electronic music, performing apparently random dance moves often with eccentric hair cuts, sometimes styled as devil's horns, and heavy makeup around his eyes. | "I'm a firestarter, twisted f…
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The Prisoner Says No to Big Brother
John Pilger | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
Whenever I visit Julian Assange, we meet in a room he knows too well. There is a bare table and pictures of Ecuador on the walls. There is a bookcase where the books never change. The curtains are always drawn and there is no natural light. The air is still and fetid. This is Room 101. Before I enter Room 101, I must surrender my passport and phone. My pockets and possessions are examined. The food I bring is inspected.
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John Pilger: From Room 101 the Prisoner Says No to Big Brother
John Pilger | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
Whenever I visit Julian Assange, we meet in a room he knows too well. There is a bare table and pictures of Ecuador on the walls. There is a bookcase where the books never change. The curtains are always drawn and there is no natural light. The air is still and fetid. | This is Room 101. | Before I enter Room 101, I must surrender my passport and phone. My pockets and possessions are examined. The food I bring is inspected. | The man who guards Room 101 sits in what looks like an old-fashioned telephone box. He watches a screen, watching Julian. There are others unseen, agents of the state, watching and listen…
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Egypt's Award Winning Photojournalist Released After 5 Years
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
Egyptian authorities released a photojournalist Monday who was imprisoned in 2013 for covering a protest that ended with security forces killing hundreds of protesters. | RELATED: | Uproar in Egypt After Arrest of Protestor at Tahrir Square | Mahmoud Abu Zeid, also known as Shawkan, after being released, posted a picture on Twitter with the hashtag "hello…
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U.N. Finds Israel Intentionally Shot Children, Journalists & the Disabled During Gaza Protests
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-04
A United Nations inquiry has found Israeli forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity by targeting unarmed children, journalists and the disabled in Gaza. The report, released by the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday, looked at Israel's bloody response to weekly Great March of Return demonstrations, launched by Palestinians in Gaza nearly a year ago, targeting Israel's heavily militarized separation barrier. The report found Israeli forces have killed 183 Palestinians–almost all of them with live ammunition. The dead included 35 children. Twenty-three thousand people were injured,…
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John Bolton Defends Monroe Doctrine as Juan Guaido Lobs New Threats at Venezuela Gov't
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
Self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaido is to return to the country on March, 4 to lead new protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government. In returning he is risking arrest, as he was prohibited from leaving the country by the Venezuelan Supreme Court.
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Robert Fisk Exposes Israel's Hidden Role in the Brewing India-Pakistan Conflict
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
Israel's export of Zionist nationalism and neocolonialism — and the accompanying oppression that in practice actually helps to create many of the very terrorist groups they fight against — is just as dangerous as its export of arms.
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US Militarizing Space for Future Wars
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The notion of real time star wars, possibly with nukes and/or other super-weapons, should terrify everyone. | The 1967 Outer Space Treaty bans nations from placing WMDs (not conventional weapons) in earth orbit or otherwise in outer space. | It restricts use …
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Positive Political Change in Chicago?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
Is the city of many nicknames ready for political change for the better, serving its residents more equitably? | Familiar nicknames include the Windy City, referring to political, not atmospheric, wind; Second City (to NY), Sinatra's My Kind of Town, That …
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Understanding How Canadian Diplomats Shape the News
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
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 Canadian officials in Caracas attempted to shape his views of the country's politics. Jay noted:…
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Crocodile Tears for Venezuela: From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
On 26 February, Stephen Hickey, UK political coordinator at the United Nations, delivered a statement at the Security Council briefing on Venezuela that put the blame for the situation in that country on its government. He said that years of misrule and corruption have wrecked the Venezuelan economy and that the actions of the…
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Oakland Teachers' Contract: Let's Do the Math and Learn the Lessons
Peter Turner | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
The original demand of the union, the Oakland Teachers' Association, was for a 12% raise over three years. Management, the Oakland Unified School District, countered with a raise of 8.5%. Rounding to two decimal places of a percent, management's offer amounted to 2.83% per year, while the union's demand was 4% per year. The settlement…
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Glorious Bitchery: Yorgos Lanthimos and "The Favourite"
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
Yorgos Lanthimos likes his subjects deranged and troubled. He likes seeing queens in the slap, servants in the lurch, and women in mud. But that is just one side. The Favourite is a film of exotic, exorbitant bitchery, filmed with aesthetic relish. It has been dubbed by Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian "punk Restoration romp". It is…
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Anti-Racist Strategy for a World in Crisis
Max Wilbert | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
In his book Capitalism and Slavery, Trinidadian historian Dr. Eric Williams writes that "Slavery was not born of racism: rather, racism was the consequence of slavery." Williams, like many others, argues that racism was created by the powerful to justify subjugation that was already in progress. In other words, the desire to exploit came first,…
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America Doesn't Exist
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
America doesn't exist If you think that you live there Guess what, you've been tricked You're not even thinking, You're only believing In borders, and orders That blossom from myth That is, from delusion, or nonsense Or illness, contagious, indeed And violent, yes But not at all real, or true For falsehoods can't ever be…
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Venezuela and the Long History of U.S. Imperialism
Jacob F. Lee | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
In April 1846, U.S. Army Colonel Seth Thornton led 80 dragoons toward the Rio Grande. Just above the river, they encountered 1,600 Mexican cavalrymen heading north from Matamoros. The Mexican cavalry quickly overpowered the much smaller U.S. force. Eleven Americans were killed, and forty-nine others were captured. When President James K. Polk received news of…
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There's Nothing Radical about the Green New Deal
Kristine Mattis | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
We are at the precipice of ecological collapse. There are no two ways about it. And despite what you hear, it is about far more than just catastrophic climate change. In a nutshell, our current biological predicament is the result of overuse of natural resources beyond their capacity to regenerate, the creation and mass production…
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On Home Ground in a Distant Land
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
We are all Greeks These were the heartfelt words of the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1821: "Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their roots in Greece" (The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley,501). Shelley was one of the friends of Greece (philhellenes) who fought alongside the Greeks during their War of Independence…
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How the US Stoked Ethno-Religious Conflict Bringing India and Pakistan to the Brink of Nuclear War
Ali Taj | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
The last two decades of going after "Evil Dictators" all over the globe has also led to the decline of American power — the dilution of resources and energies leading to a lack of focus on the key flash points in the world, especially Kashmir and Jerusalem.
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Video: Arlington West: Military Families Whose Children Were Killed in Iraq
ArlingtonWestFilm | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
105 heartfelt interviews with U.S. Soldiers traveling to and from war zones, Military Families whose children were killed in Iraq, Veterans, and Youth. Intimately documented on film by Artists Sally Marr and Peter Dudar. | Arlington West is a 74-minute Art …
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It Is Time to Indict Israel: Norman Finkelstein on Growing Push for ICC to File War Crimes Charges
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-04
Israeli forces have killed 183 Palestinians since weekly Great March of Return demonstrations began in Gaza nearly a year ago targeting Israel's heavily militarized separation barrier. That's according to a new United Nations inquiry that found Israeli forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity by targeting unarmed children, journalists and the disabled in Gaza. The report was released by the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday. We speak with Norman Finkelstein, scholar and author of "Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom," and Sara Hossain, a member of the U.N. independent commission that l…
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Pakistan-India Crisis: The Machinery of Images and the (Post-)Modern War
Ayyaz Mallick | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
On 14 February, 20-year-old Adil Ahmed Dar rammed a vehicle fill of explosives into a bus full of reserve police force personnel in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The attack killed over 40 soldiers and was claimed by militant organization Jaish-e-Muhammad …
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Elliott Abrams, Washington's 'new' Cold Warrior, plots regime change in Caracas
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-04
The Trump administration set a 23 February deadline for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to bow to U.S. demands and cede power to self-appointed "president" Juan Guaidó. | Source…
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Fox News Exposed as Trump's Personal Mouthpiece
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-03-04
During the 2016 election, Fox News' then-CEO Roger Ailes warned owner Rupert Murdoch about the soon-to-be-president. "Trump gets great ratings," Ailes said, "but if you're not careful, he is going to end up totally controlling Fox News," Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman reported in 2018. | Ailes' warning is borne out by a new article from The New Yorker's Jane Mayer, which reveals, among other details, that Fox News knew about Presid…
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Up to 100 Still Feared Trapped in Indonesia Mine
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
Indonesian authorities warned Monday that up to 100 people could still be trapped and feared dead inside a collapsed illegal gold mine despite a painstaking rescue effort that has so far plucked 19 people alive from the rubble but also seen nine deaths. | RELATED: | Brazil Dam Break 'Killed' the Paraopeba River | Search teams at the unlicensed mine on Sulawesi island have been ha…
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Report: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Sues Canadian Government
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese technology company Huawei, is suing the Canadian government, its border agency and the national police force over her high-profile detention. Meng claims they detained, searched and interrogated her before telling her she was under arrest. | RELATED: | Canada Moves Forward With Huawei Exec Extradition Case | Meng's lawyers said Sunday they had filed a notice of civil claim in the supreme court in British Columbia. | Meng, the daugh…
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How We, the People, Can Save the Planet. The Green New Deal
Richard Gale | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The recent release of the proposed Green New Deal is a template, an outline identifying some of the most crucial issues facing the nation regarding climate change and a wish list of measures to address those issues. It contains a …
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Glorious Bitchery: Yorgos Lanthimos and "The Favourite"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
Yorgos Lanthimos likes his subjects deranged and troubled. He likes seeing queens in the slap, servants in the lurch, and women in mud. But that is just one side. The Favourite is a film of exotic, exorbitant bitchery, filmed with …
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Eight Years Ago: The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Perspective
Dr. Helen Caldicott | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
Japan is by orders of magnitude many times worse than Chernobyl…
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The Trump — Kim Summit in Hanoi: Was Trump Forced to Walk?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
Yes, Mr. Trump had to walk. As he didn't get his way, he had the audacity to get up and walk out of a meeting with Kim Jong-un, the President of the DPRK, of North Korea. As arrogant as …
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Video: Pablo Allende and the Truth About Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
In just under six minutes, the grandson of the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende (murdered in a US-sponsored coup), tells the real story on Venezuela. | You'll never see Pablo Allende on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, etc. The American people–mostly …
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OPCW Syria Report Cripples Western "Chemical Weapons" Narrative
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) has presented its final report regarding an alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, Syria on April 7, 2018. Despite attempts by the Western media to hail it as "proof" that the | …
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Che Guevara Exhibit at the UN Human Rights Council
T. K. Hernández | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The home of United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva is showcasing a poster-sized photograph of the Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara in its exhibition hallways. | In 2013, UNESCO, a branch of the U.N., included the "The Life and Works of …
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Pakistan: How the Traditional Power Structure Undermines Democracy in Developing World?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The principal fault in democracy, as it is practiced all over the world, is the election campaign funding part, because individuals and corporations that finance election campaigns always have ulterior motives: that is, they treat political funding as investments from …
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The Propaganda Multiplier: How Global News Agencies and Western Media Report on Geopolitics
Swiss Propaganda Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
This study was originally published in 2016. | Introduction: "Something strange" | "How does the newspaper know what it knows?" The answer to this question is likely to surprise some newspaper readers: "The main source of information is stories from news agencies. …
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Corbyn Calls for UK to Freeze Arms Sales to Israel after UN Report
Ma'an news | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
Jeremy Corbyn, head of the British Labor Party, over the weekend, called for the British government to freeze arms sales to Israel and to condemn it for the killing of Palestinians. | Corbyn's remarks came after a United Nations report, …
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SNC-Lavalin: The Tip of an Enormous "Deep State" Iceberg. Attack on the Rule of Law in Canada
Robin Mathews | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
SNC-Lavalin, the large Canadian engineering firm at the centre of the present Liberal government crisis engendered by the treatment of former Attorney General/Minister of Justice and Minister of Veterans Affairs, Jody Wilson-Raybould, is merely the tip of an enormous …
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India-Pakistan, Trump-Kim, Assad in Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-04
Pakistan-India conflict THe Pakistani and Indian armies began using heavy weapons against each other on the border in Kashmir. After an intense exchange of fire that lasted more than 3 hours, India reported that it had had not suffered losses. Tensions between the two states escalated after a police convoy was attacked on February 14 …
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Watch | The US Humanitarian Aid Ploy to Venezuela Explained
Kei Pritsker | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
As you watch this video, nearly 40 million Americans are experiencing poverty. Every single penny spent on meddling in Latin American affairs instead of American healthcare, education, jobs, and infrastructure is an attack on the poor and working class of this country.
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Gallup Poll: US Global Approval Rating Plunges but Americans Believe the Opposite
Eric Zuesse | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
The plunge in the global rating of America's leadership could reasonably cause a person to expect a decline in the American public's view of America's national image in foreign countries, but it's not showing up, at all, but the exact contrary is being displayed in the recent data.
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February 2019 — crisis in Venezuela, Kim and Trump, India and Pakistan
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-04
Europe Munich Security Conference On February 15-16, an international security conference was held in Munich. Many world leaders did not attend: the most senior and influential figure was German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The conference organizers noted the collapse of the unipolar system and the transition of the world to an era of competition between great …
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Juan Guaido Arrived in Venezuela Without Obstacles
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
The Venezuelan lawmaker and self-proclaimed "interim president", Juan Guaido arrived at the Maiquetia airport Monday without any obstacles. | RELATED: | Who Is US Intelligence Official Advising Guaido on His 'Regional Tour' | The opposition lawmaker was banned from leaving the country as an investigation is going on over his attempt to usurp governmental po…
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Guaido Returns to Venezuela amid US Threats Against Maduro
Lucas Koerner & Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-04
Despite entering Venezuela without obstruction, Guaido made no announcements of concrete next steps in his effort to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
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Did Bernie Sanders' Critique of U.S. Policy in Venezuela Go Far Enough?
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-04
The Vermont senator hasn't called Maduro a dictator, but neither has he demanded an end to sanctions. Progressive journalists weigh in.
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