2019-03-10: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-03-10). Light And Electricity Return To Venezuela. telesurenglish.net After three days of little light and power outage in Venezuela, the country's electrical system is starting to return, particularly in the capital of Caracas. | RELATED: | Venezuelans March Against Attack on Electric Grid System in Anti-imperialist Day | A cyber attack perpetrated Thursday against the El Guri hydroelectric plant control system left the Venezuelan population without electricity since then. | But photographs from teleSUR correspondents on the g…

teleSUR (2019-03-10). Venezuela: Claims Of Hospital Deaths During Outage: 'False'. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Communication and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez says it is "false" that there were 79 deaths in hospitals across Venezuela as a result of the country's electrical attack as many mainstream media are reporting. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces US Participation in Electric Sabotage | "Seventy nine deaths. This is false," declared Rodriguez in a Friday press conference. | "This is false because President Maduro already had already installed a generator system in all…

Colin Todhunter (2019-03-10). Monsanto, Bayer, Cargill and India's Prime Minister Modi: Doing Business or Corporate Imperialism? globalresearch.ca India-Pakistan relations are in crisis. Elections are forthcoming in India. The incisive article by Colin Todhunter addresses the issue of Prime Minister Modi's "business friendly" role in opening the door to the plunder of India's agriculture. First published in June …

Norbert Haering (2019-03-10). A Well-Kept Open Secret: Washington Is Behind India's Brutal Demonetization Project. globalresearch.ca Who are the institutions behind this decisive attack on cash? According to USAID: "Over 35 key Indian, American and international organizations have partnered with the Ministry of Finance and USAID on this initiative."

Tierra .Amarrilla Support (2019-03-10). Symbols of Resistance. Film Showing. indybay.org San Jose Peace and Justice Center | 48 S. 7th Street #101 | San Jose, Calif. 95112…

Jason Ditz (2019-03-10). Trump Budget Would Slash Domestic Spending, Boost Military Spending. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — On Monday, President Trump will officially propose his new budget plan, which calls for major cuts in domestic spending across the board, but which also seeks a large further increase in military spending, above and beyond the increases already planned. Exact figures aren't clear at this point, but what is clear is that the general direction …

1000 Grandmothers (2019-03-10). Warrior Women Film with Madonna Thunder Hawk. indybay.org Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion | 1798 Scenic Ave. | Berkeley, CA 94708…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-09). Neoliberalism and "The Vietnam Model". Who Won the Vietnam War? globalresearch.ca April 1975 marks the official end of the Vietnam War. Yet today, Vietnam is an impoverished countries. The Hanoi government is a US proxy regime. Vietnam has become a new cheap labor frontier of the global economy. Neoliberalism prevails.

teleSUR (2019-03-09). Women Marchers Slam Bolsonaro, Pay Homage to Marielle Franco. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Brazilian women marched, throughout the main streets of the country, within the framework of the global demands of International Women's Day and to warn of the threatening setbacks of the right-wing government of Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | Brazil: Bolsonaro Says Democracy, Liberty Depend on Military | In the global manifesto of the March 8 protests, agreed upon by activists from several countries, Bolsonaro was a recurring theme in the chants and mentioned as "starti…

teleSUR (2019-03-09). Reasons For a War? US Dominates Global Arms Industry: Report. telesurenglish.net Many analysts question the motives behind the United State's alleged "humanitarian efforts" in Venezuela and its determination to keep all options- including a military invasion- "on the table." However, the U.S.'s leading position in the "top 100" global arms industry, as reported by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in a December study, may have something to do with it. | RELATED: | US Plans to Deliver Arms to Venezuelan Opposition, Russia Warns | A…

Canadian Peace Congress (2019-03-09). An Urgent Appeal for Unity Against the Growing Danger of War. globalresearch.ca To all those who share our sense of urgency about the worsening international situation, and the grave danger that war poses for the world today, we issue this Appeal for a united and powerful response. | At this critical moment, ending …

teleSUR (2019-03-09). Palestinian Shot Dead Near Gaza Border by Israeli Troops. telesurenglish.net After days of rising tensions along the frontier, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian and wounded 42 others taking part in weekly protests Friday at the fortified Gaza Strip border, the Palestinian health ministry said. | RELATED: | UNHRC's Bachelet Rebuffs Israel, Stands by Her Agency's Critical Report on Gaza | Tamer Arafat, 23, died Friday during the 50th week of demonstrations, the spokesman for the ministry said on Twitter, adding that 48 Palestinians — i…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-03-09). Commemorating the Vietnam War, 8 March 1965: US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History. globalresearch.ca First published on October 30, 2014 | For many years after the Vietnam War, we enjoyed the "Vietnam syndrome," in which US presidents hesitated to launch substantial military attacks on other countries. They feared intense opposition akin to the powerful movement …

STAFF (2019-03-09). Trump to Slash Funding for Renewable Energy. truthdig.com A senior Trump administration official has told Bloomberg News that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy would see its $2.3 billion budget slashed by about 70 percent, to $700 million, under President Donald Trump's fiscal 2020 budget request, which will be released on Monday. | Trump, who rejects the overwhelming scientific consensus regarding the climate crisis, has repeatedly vowed to zero out federal spending on clean energy research and development (R&D). Trump propo…

Kathy Kelly (2019-03-09). Can We Divest from Weapons Dealers? zcomm.org How different our world could be if efforts were instead directed toward education, health care, and community welfare…

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-09). The Arrest of Chelsea Manning. Unconstitutional US Grand Jury System. globalresearch.ca Remanding Chelsea Manning into federal custody for contempt on Friday, jailing her for invoking her constitutional rights, refusing to answer prosecutorial and grand juror questions, is one of countless examples of grand jury abuses of power — symptomatic of police …

South Front (2019-03-09). Video: Israeli Navy Ready to Block Iranian Oil Transit, US-backed Forces Starve Refugees in Syria. globalresearch.ca Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham will continue its attacks on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian forces around Idlib province, a spokesman for the terrorist group said in an official video message released on March 6. Abu Khalid al-Shami threatened that …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-03-09). Assad's Tehran Visit Signals Iran's Victory in Syria. globalresearch.ca For the first time since war broke out in Syria in 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad has travelled to Iran to meet Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. | President Assad had only travelled outside …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-03-09). Syria Preparing Its Missiles for the Next Battle with Israel. globalresearch.ca Syria and its allies are preparing their missiles for a forthcoming battle with Israel if Tel Aviv decides to open fire against significant military positions under the control of the Syrian army. | Well informed sources say that "it all depends …

Common Dreams staff (2019-03-09). GOING BACKWARDS: Trump To Slash Renewables Funding in New Budget. commondreams.org Trump Escalates War On Renewable Energy, Slashes DOE Budget By 70% | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-09). Trinidad & Tobago workers' struggle to protect nation's oil from private, multinational interests. peoplesdispatch.org In an exclusive interview, Peoples Dispatch talk to Ozzy Warwick about the historic workers' movement in Trinidad and Tobago to protect the nation's resources from vested interests and more…

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos (2019-03-09). The Ghosts of Revolution? The Yellow Vests Rise Up against the Totalitarian Financial Empire. globalresearch.ca Elated, with the single-mindedness of the "We" of the many, suddenly aware of its power, the crowd pours out of the narrow street in which it was crammed, to the spacious Place de la Republique while singing the Marseillaise. It …

STAFF (2019-03-09). Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Newark, 189 Passengers Evacuated. truthdig.com Those aboard use slides to exit Air Transat flight, en route from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after reports of smoke in cargo hold.

Stephen Kinzer (2019-03-09). We're Edging Closer to Nuclear War. commondreams.org "By dismantling accords that limit nuclear weapons, we bring the explosion steadily closer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Judith Deutsch (2019-03-09). Trudeau, Bolsonaro, et al: "Informed Consent" and the Political Contempt for Human Life. globalresearch.ca In Memory of Dave Vasey who knew first-hand about official callousness toward life in the small town of Walkerton where people died needlessly of water contamination. Dave dedicated his too short life to fighting against climate injustice, militarization, …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-03-09). Corporate Media "Presstitutes" Turn Blind Eye to UN Report on Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Don't you think something is fishy when the presstitutes orchestrate a fake news "humanitarian crisis" in Venezuela, but totally ignore the real humanitarian crises in Yemen and Gaza? | Don't you think something is really very rotten when the expert, Alfred …

teleSUR (2019-03-09). Venezuelans March Against Intervention, Electric System Attack. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets Saturday to march against interventionism in the country, as part of the celebrations of the national Bolivarian Anti-imperialist Day. | RELATED: | Venezuelans Go About Their Day as Power Gradually Restored | The march started at 09: 00 a.m. local time from the headquarters of Venezuela's TV Channel 8 and it mobilized down Av. Libertador de Caracas to the Presidential Palace of Miraflores, where President Nicolas Maduro and the countries…

Telesur (2019-03-09). Venezuela Denounces US Participation in Electric Sabotage. globalresearch.ca Jorge Rodriguez showed evidence of the participation of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in the sabotage of the electrical system that left the country without service for more than 24 hours. | *** | The Vice President of Communication, Tourism and Culture of …

teleSUR (2019-03-09). 'Stay True to Chavismo,' Maduro Says as Blackout Continues. telesurenglish.net During a speech in Caracas, Sunday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro encouraged citizens to stay true to Chavismo and the soverienty of Venezuela as the 24-hour, nationwide U.S.-backed blackout continues. | RELATED: | Venezuelans March Against Attack on Electric Grid System in Anti-imperialist Day | "We will liberate the electrical…

George Ciccariello-Maher (2019-03-09). Another Failed Coup in Venezuela? globalresearch.ca If you repeat your own lies enough—so goes the apocryphal Goebbels quote—you start to believe them yourself. For two decades, the Venezuelan opposition and its supporters in Washington have smeared Hugo Chávez and now his successor, Nicolás Maduro, as …

Zoe PC (2019-03-09). Participants of International Peoples' Assembly face repression, intimidation. peoplesdispatch.org Several participants of the Assembly faced acts of intimidation and repression by migratory officials during their trips to and from Venezuela. A journalist was deported on the way to country from Panama…

Philip A Farruggio (2019-03-09). And They Say I'm the Crazy One! "For Rejecting the Military-Industrial Empire and the Two Party 'One Party' System" globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in August 2014. | There is a scene from Danny Devito's fine film Hoffa when Jimmy Hoffa is organizing a teamsters' strike in the midst of WW2. As he walks through the trucking company yard the …

James Corbett (2019-03-09). The Pentagon's Missing Trillions. What You Need to Know. globalresearch.ca Dr. Mark Skidmore of Michigan State University joins us to discuss his research with Catherine Austin Fitts into the $21 trillion in unaccounted transactions on the books of the US Department of Defence and the US Department of Housing and …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-09). Pakistan: The Global Pivot State. globalresearch.ca First published on February 14, 2019 | Pakistan's promising economic potential, international connectivity capabilities, and unparalleled geostrategic location combine with its world-class military and proven diplomatic finesse over the decades to turn the South Asian country into the global pivot state …

Mike Whitney (2019-03-09). Has Trump Gone Full Neocon?? globalresearch.ca The details of what took place at the Hanoi Summit strongly suggests that President Donald Trump has joined the neocons in their quest to strangle the North Korean economy and bring about regime change. As it happens, the Trump delegation …

Chris Marcus (2019-03-09). The Next Currency Crisis, When? Impacts on the Prices of Gold and Silver. globalresearch.ca With government money printing and debt loads skyrocketing out of control, it seems that Rick Rule is likely correct that the next currency crisis is a matter of " when" rather than "if." And when that occurs, it's fascinating …

Sustainable Pulse (2019-03-09). German Beer Industry in Shock Over Monsanto Glyphosate Contamination. globalresearch.ca The Munich Environmental Institute has released shocking results of laboratory testing: The probable carcinogen and World's most used herbicide — glyphosate — was found in all of the 14 beers tested.

STAFF (2019-03-09). As Budget Deficit Balloons, Few in Washington Seem to Care. truthdig.com Trump's budget arrives amid gloomy times for deficit hawks, with little alarm about a U.S. debt load now above $22 trillion.

WSWS (2019-03-09). Chelsea Manning jailed for refusal to testify against WikiLeaks. wsws.org The courageous whistleblower has already been imprisoned for seven years and subjected to solitary confinement and torture for exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

WSWS (2019-03-09). Australia: Chemist Warehouse workers vote to take industrial action. wsws.org The union's concern is to maintain its position as a labour hire agency and an industrial police force.

WSWS (2019-03-09). The ten-year stock market bull run. wsws.org Over the past decade, as a result of policies carried out by the US government, financial authorities and the US Federal Reserve, trillions of dollars have been pumped into financial markets, lifting the Dow and the S&P 500 by more than 300 percent.

teleSUR (2019-03-09). Ambazonia Separatists' Trial Hits New Roadblock in Cameroon. telesurenglish.net An ongoing terrorism case against 10 Ambazonia separatist leaders facing the death penalty in Cameroon's military court in the capital was adjourned Thursday and will continue March 29 after the second presiding judge was removed from the case. | RELATED: | Cameroon Risks Further Slide into Violence, UN Warns | The otherwise uneventful hearing this week, in which the…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-03-09). Beware the Soft Hand of Capital. truthout.org These days, it seems customary to begin any political commentary with the laundry list of indicators of global decline: exploding wealth inequality, looming environmental collapse, and the resurgence of overt racial terror in far-right governments. We are familiar enough with the mechanics of capitalism's iron fist to know that we live in a world of precarity, so much so that sometimes we welcome capitalism's soft hand in mitigating crises of its own making. | The soft hand of capital is the various ways that capitalism and the state co-opt popular struggles to offer a more sustainable set of relations of expl…

WSWS (2019-03-09). Pentagon escalating buildup on Russia's borders. wsws.org The top US commander in Europe told a Senate panel that the Pentagon needs more troops and more warships to counter alleged Russian "threats."

RT (2019-03-09). Chelsea Manning off to jail: Mainstream media would care if this was Russia. rt.com Does the American media care that a whistleblower was hauled off to jail for refusing to testify to a secret grand jury? Not really. After all, there's 'Russian collusion' to chase. |

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-03-09). Big Pharma, Insurers and Hospitals Team Up to Kill Medicare for All. truthout.org Pharmaceutical manufacturers and health insurance companies don't agree on much these days. As Congress introduces bills to address rising drug prices, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers are engaged in a lobbying and public relations war with drugmakers over who is to blame. | But the giants of the healthcare industry agree on one thing: Medicare for All cannot become law. | Partnership for America's Health Care Future (PAHCF), a group comprised of major drugmakers, insurance companies and private hospitals, has spent the last several months lobbying mem…

WSWS (2019-03-09). Trump signs executive order cementing secrecy over US airstrikes and shadow wars. wsws.org Previous minimal reporting procedures introduced under the Obama administration are being scrapped as the US escalates strikes in Africa and Asia.

WSWS (2019-03-09). Chinese premier warns of grave risks and challenges ahead. wsws.org Addressing this week's National People's Congress, Li Keqiang referred to "public dissatisfaction in many areas," amid a slowing Chinese economy and rising geo-political tensions.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-03-08). ACT for America Tries To Distance Themselves From One of Their 'Most Influential Activists'. splcenter.org An ACT for America chapter leader made national headlines last week for a display at the West Virginia Capitol that appeared to equate Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Washington Office on Latin America (2019-03-08). A Peaceful, Democratic Solution to Venezuela's Crisis Requires Fact-based Analysis and Advocacy. commondreams.org With the backing of the Trump administration, opposition leader Juan Guaid√≥ declared himself "interim president" earlier this year. (Photo: Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-08). Debate over Ilhan Omar Highlights New Willingness in U.S. to Question Power of Pro-Israeli Lobby. democracynow.org Following a week of debate surrounding Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar's comments about U.S. foreign policy in Israel, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy and other forms of hate. We host a discussion with Gideon Levy, Haaretz columnist and member of the newspaper's editorial board; Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies who serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace; and Remi Kanazi, a Palestinian-American poet, writer and organizer based in New York City.

Madeleine Z√∫√±iga, Ema Jackson (2019-03-08). International Women's Day—A Woman's Place Is Still in the Revolution. commondreams.org Women remain at the forefront of the civil society movement, ensuring their rightful place in bringing about peace and building equality in communities at national and international levels. (Photo: John Flores/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-08). Headlines for March 8, 2019. democracynow.org Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Sentenced to 47-Month Term, House Condemns Anti-Semitism and Bigotry Amid Debate over Ilhan Omar, Venezuelan President Maduro Blames U.S. Sabotage for Massive Blackout, Israel Bans Coalition of Arab Parties from April Election, France: Archbishop of Lyon Sentenced for Child Sexual Abuse Cover-Up, Greenland's Melt Is Accelerated by Rainfall, Even During Winter, Chelsea Manning Jailed for Contempt After Refusing to Testify on WikiLeaks, Sacramento, CA: Protests Continue over Killing of Stephon Clark, Florida: Ex-Cop Guilty in Shooting Death of Black Motorist, Boulder, CO: C…

Robert Inlakesh (2019-03-08). A Peek into the Horrific Findings of the UN Report on Israel's Massacre of Gaza Protesters. mintpressnews.com The commission found serious human rights violations that may constitute crimes against humanity and called on Israel to "Lift the blockade on Gaza with immediate effect.

CounterSpin (2019-03-08). Venezuela in the US Press – Interviews with Chesa Boudin, Dan Beeton, Laura Carlsen, Mark Weisbrot, Miguel Tinker Salas and Alfredo Lopez. fair.org Media…

Whitney Webb (2019-03-08). US Taxpayers On the Hook for Nearly $1 Billion in Saudi Arabia's Recent Missile Defense Purchase. mintpressnews.com The U.S. government continues to scramble to keep its allies from buying its THAAD missile defense system's top competitor, the Russian S-400. Unfortunately for them, it's the U.S. taxpayers who are footing the bill.

Whitney Webb (2019-03-08). Oxfam: Starving Yemeni Families Selling Daughters as Young as Three into Marriage. mintpressnews.com The fact that girls as young as three have been sold is shocking and a testament to the severity of the humanitarian crisis, particularly the country's burgeoning famine, that many Yemenis face.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-03-08). Roaming Charges: Flag Humpers. counterpunch.org + It's now a thought-crime in DC for the powerless to speak about the power of an organization which exists to leverage its power in a town which only responds to power. + Palestinians are the one ethnic group that everyone has a license to hate. In fact, in the US congress, it's almost an More

Paul Street (2019-03-08). As the World Burns: Hurtling Towards an Unlivable Planet. counterpunch.org If the global warming cataclysm — already significantly underway in vast swaths of the planet — isn't averted and soon, then nothing else we care about is going to matter all that much. We'll just be arguing about how to fairly slice up a badly overheated pie — how to turn an overcooked world upside down (or right-side up) and how to properly manage a living Hell. You'd hardly know this from the reigning U.S. media and politics culture, where the climate crisis and other critical environmental issues are pushed to the margins of public discussion. It is chilling (no ironic pun intended) to behol…

Charles Pierson (2019-03-08). Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and the Bomb. counterpunch.org On February 19, the Democratic majority of the House Oversight and Reform Committee released an eye-opening interim report. Based on testimony from "multiple" whistleblowers, the report reveals that the Trump Administration is engaged in a frenzied dash to push through a sale of nuclear reactors to Saudi Arabia without consulting Congress. Several of the individuals More

Aboulfotouh Kandil (2019-03-08). On International Women's Day, Mideast women wage fierce resistance. peoplesworld.org Today, as the world celebrates International Women's Day, the hope is that brave women in countries like Egypt and Saudi Arabia will not be forgotten. Many women in those countries wage a struggle for their very lives every single day. They have long roads to travel before they can even begin to achieve small degrees …

Nicolas J S Davies (2019-03-08). The Conflict of Our Time: U.S. Imperialism vs the Rule of Law. counterpunch.org The world faces many overlapping crises: regional political crises from Kashmir to Venezuela; brutal wars that rage on in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia; and the existential dangers of nuclear weapons, climate change, and mass extinction. But beneath the surface of all these crises, human society faces an underlying, unresolved conflict about who or what More

Andre Vltchek (2019-03-08). What ISIS Left Behind: Reporting from Idlib, Syria's Last Front. mintpressnews.com Investigative journalist Andre Vltchek tours the ruins of Idlib, Syria and the surrounding countryside to see the devastation wrought by ISIS and to speak to the residents about what lies ahead.

unitedEditor (2019-03-08). Negotiating on the threshold of nuclear war:Turkey's role in the Kashmir crisis. uwidata.com For the past few weeks, the whole world has been concerned about the potential nuclear war between India and Pakistan after the countries downed each other's aircrafts. While the world community waits to see what happens next, Pakistan has given them the first positive sign: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced his intention to ask …

Jeff Mackler (2019-03-08). U.S. Gears Up for War on Venezuela. counterpunch.org The relentless U.S. imperial beast has embarked on a full-scale, openly declared, bipartisan regime-change war aimed at overthrowing Venezuela's democratically elected government headed by President Nicolás Maduro. Top U.S. officials—from President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Adviser John Bolton and special envoy Elliot Abrams of Iran/Contra infamy, to Democratic House Speaker Nancy More

Joseph Natoli (2019-03-08). No Strategies to Erase Damage Already Done. counterpunch.org "And here, sitting upon London stone, I charge and command that, of the city's cost, the pissing-conduit run nothing but claret wine this first year of our reign. And now henceforward it shall be treason for any that calls me other than Lord Mortimer." — Jack Cade in Henry VI, Part II Democrats face a More

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-08). [Photo Essay] Kashmir: Everyday life under the military gaze. peoplesdispatch.org Glimpse of everyday life in highly militarized Kashmir after the February 15 suicide attack in Pulwama which almost brought India and Pakistan at the brink of war.

Faiz Ahmed (2019-03-08). Canadian support for intervention in Venezuela. mronline.org The Liberal Party of Canada is ensnared in a scandal alleging high-level government intervention to shield a major engineering firm from criminal prosecution over its practices abroad. The timing of the scandal is note worthy. It has emerged after a high profile role taken by the governing Liberals in destabilizing Venezuela. Looking at the firms […] | Source

Andre Vltchek (2019-03-08). Regime change is urgently needed…in Washington. mronline.org It is not Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Iran that are in dire and crucial need of 'regime change'. It is the United States of America, it is the entire European Union; in fact, the entire West. | Source

Jake Johnson (2019-03-08). Sparked by Ilhan Omar's 'Valid Criticism' of Israel, House Passes 'Anti-Hate' Resolution. mintpressnews.com "We're happy to see a resolution that condemns real bigotry, rather than going after Rep. Ilhan Omar and her vision of a world free of racism and oppression."

Sarah Gertler (2019-03-08). Criticizing Israel isn't Anti-Semitic, Here's What Is. counterpunch.org Weeks ago, when the first accusations of anti-semitism were being leveled against Representative Ilhan Omar, I was deeply agitated. Not long ago I saw her address these accusations at a local town hall. She reminded the world that, as a Black Muslim woman in America, she knows what hate looks like — and spends her More

David Rosen (2019-03-08). "Deaths of Despair": Trump and the White Working Class. counterpunch.org In November 2015 two Princeton economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton (a Nobel Prize winner), released a revealing study, "Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among whitenon-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century." It was published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The economists' findings were scary: "Over the 15-y[ear] period, midlife all-cause mortality fell by more More

Sudip Bhattacharya (2019-03-08). Capitalism and the Reactionary Power of White Identity Politics. counterpunch.org "Yet the end that planters and poor whites envisaged and, as the fight went on, the end that large numbers of the Northern capitalists were fighting for, was a movement in the face of modern progress. It did not go to the length of disfranchising the whole laboring class, black and white, because it dared More

Andrew Levine (2019-03-08). Border Security: What and Who is it Good For? counterpunch.org With few exceptions, America's borders were open, at least to Europeans, before passage of the Johnson-Reed Act in 1924. Before that, nativist animosities were often acute. But with transportation into and out of the country difficult, and labor in chronically short supply, efforts to keep people out never gained much traction. This was as much the case along the southern border as at Ellis Island. More

Kenn Orphan (2019-03-08). The Blindness of Empire. counterpunch.org "The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed into dead gold bricks, with luxury items for the few and toxic slag heaps for the many. The glittering mansion overlooks a vast sprawl of shanty towns, wherein a desperate, demoralized humanity is kept in More

Ron Jacobs (2019-03-08). Hijack the Starship, Major Tom. counterpunch.org One of my favorite rock albums of the early 1970s is Paul Kantner and Grace Slick's science fiction story titled Blows Against the Empire. Although the album was released under the auspices of Kantner and Slick's ensemble Jefferson Starship, the truth is that the collection of musicians in this work are quite different than those More

Kurt Hackbarth, Colin Mooers (2019-03-08). How AMLO Is Taking on Mexico's Billion-Dollar Gasoline Thieves. thenation.com How AMLO Is Taking on Mexico's Billion-Dollar Gasoline Thieves…

commondreams (2019-03-08). Norwegian Government Recommends $7.5 Billion Divestment From Oil and Gas. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Nadezhda Azhgikhina (2019-03-08). Russian Women Against Militarism: Act II. thenation.com Russian Women Against Militarism: Act II…

Julie Lévesque (2019-03-08). Women's Day 2019: From Afghanistan to Syria: Women's Rights, War Propaganda and the CIA. globalresearch.ca Western heads of state, UN officials, military spokespersons will invariably praise the humanitarian dimension of the October 2001 US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan, which allegedly was to fight religious fundamentalists, help little girls go to school, liberate women subjected to the yoke of the Taliban.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-03-08). Yemen's Rabid Dogs Eat the Dead and Bite the Living, with Treatment Often Out of Reach. mintpressnews.com What's driving the feral dogs to attack is an acquired taste for human flesh. One of the most gruesome scenes you see after every massacre is hungry dogs roaming around a place to eat corpses or what remains of them.

John W. Whitehead (2019-03-08). Forced Blood Draws & Implied Consent Laws Make a Mockery of the Fourth Amendment. counterpunch.org "The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official." —Herman Schwartz, The Nation You think you've got rights? Think More

Consortiumnews (2019-03-08). Royal Wedding Got Triple the Media Coverage of Yemen in 2018. consortiumnews.com That ratio is symptomatic of negative trends at the major networks, writes Jim Lobe. By Jim Lobe Inter Press Service The ongoing war in Yemen, called the world's "worst humanitarian disaster" by the United Nations and independent aid agencies since early last… Read more →

Consortiumnews (2019-03-08). Labour's Fight Over Israel Long Time in Coming. consortiumnews.com The party is being dragged into the modern world by Corbyn's anti-racist leadership towards Palestinians, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net An announcement this week by the Jewish Labour Movement that it is considering splitting from the British Labour Party… Read more →

Karla Molinar-Arvizo (2019-03-08). Worse Than a Wall. counterpunch.org The current administration has bent over backwards to force-feed its anti-immigrant agenda to the American public. That agenda remains broadly unpopular, but they've tried every trick in the con artist book to impose it anyway. Despite years of hysterical anti-immigrant propaganda, most Americans continually report positive views of immigrants and immigration in opinion surveys. Yet More

Brian Cloughley (2019-03-08). Trump Moves the World Closer to Wars. counterpunch.org President Trump has recently flown out of Hanoi, having failed to reach any agreement in negotiations with President Kim of North Korea, who went back home by train, with his tail up and wagging — having laid a wreath at the mausoleum commemorating Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese leader who led his country's fight for More

ACLU (2019-03-08). A Federal Appeals Court Confirms That the Constitution Guarantees Immigrants Access to Courts. aclu.org In a landmark decision, a federal appeals court struck down a law limiting judicial review of expedited removal orders as unconstitutional. | In a major decision on Thursday, a federal appeals court held that immigrants are entitled to seek judicial review of their "expedited removal" orders in federal court. This decision is a significant step towards ensuring that vulnerable asylum seekers and others will get a fair shot to prove their claims that our immigration laws and the U.S. Constitution guarantee. | Vijayakumar Th…

ZeroHedge (2019-03-08). Senator Marco Rubio: US Must Initiate Widespread Unrest in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Thursday, Republican chairman Marco Rubio condemned Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro as a "clear danger" and a "threat to the national security of the U.S." As was to be expected, the hearing was filled with plenty of threats and talk of flipping "military elites" and enforcing tougher sanctions. | But perhaps unexpected was just how out in the open and brazen Rubio's own admissions of how far he's willing to go in promoting regime change in Caracas…

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-03-08). Venezuela Wins Round One Against the Empire. counterpunch.org Havana. The clash between Venezuela and the Empire last weekend ended with a humiliating defeat for Elliott Abrams, the alleged designer of the operation. What the neocons initially planned may never be known, but what is known is that they could not culminate in an invasion or another false flag operation. The most notable facet More

Nino Pagliccia (2019-03-08). Washington's Escalation for Venezuela's Oil. counterpunch.org If we listen to Washington's threats to Venezuela there is always a military component to everything they do to undermine the legitimate Maduro government. "All options are on the table", is the repeated slogan that is now also heard from the self-appointed "president", Juan Guaidó, as if he were referring to another country and not More

Katrina Kozarek, Venezuelanalysis (2019-03-08). Nationwide Blackout In Venezuela -Venezuelanalysis On the Ground Coverage Affected. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela suffered a nationwide blackout in the afternoon on Thursday, March 7. Government officials denounce sabotage and promise to restore the country to 100 percent electrical service over the coming hours. | On the ground reporters for Venezuelanalysis.com currently without means of presenting updates until electricity is restored.

Global Research News (2019-03-08). Women's Day 2019: Selected Articles. globalresearch.ca

Garikai Chengu (2019-03-08). America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group. globalresearch.ca Incisive article originally published by GR in September 2014. | Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran's growing influence in the …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-03-08). Women's Day 2019: Women's Suffrage and African Emancipation During the 19th Century. globalresearch.ca Since the mid-19th century there has been a periodic interrelationship between the movements for African emancipation and women's liberation. | Of course these convergences have not been without serious contradictions particularly in light of the historic racial and class divisions …

Chris Gelardi (2019-03-08). ICE Is Terrorizing Iraqi-American Communities. thenation.com ICE Is Terrorizing Iraqi-American Communities…

John Feffer (2019-03-08). The Trump/Kim Bromance: It's Gross, But Let's Hope It Leads to a Third Date. counterpunch.org Of all the bizarre things that Donald Trump utters — the lies, the garbled words, the fanciful stories — his comments on his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are in a category by themselves. "I was really tough and so was he, and we went back and forth," Trump told a crowd More

Seth Sandronsky (2019-03-08). Police Violence and a Safe Black Space. counterpunch.org Dr. Kristee Haggins is an African-centered psychologist who facilitates Sacramento's Safe Black Space: Community Healing Circles by and for People of African Ancestry. Black community outrage in California's capital city is an apt word for the district attorney's decision to condone the police killing of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African-American man. The email interview below is an effort to amplify underreported More

Sam Husseini (2019-03-08). Ilhan Omar's Choice. counterpunch.org As a virtual lynch mob moves to chastise Rep. Ilhan Omar over her recent remarks around Israel, the new congresswoman basically has three options before her: (1) Fold; (2) Continue the back and forth of the last several weeks or (3) Get more specific and expand the public critique. Fold: Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Omar herself can go largely silent on More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-08). Militarised Conservation: Paramilitary Rangers and the WWF. counterpunch.org Think charity, think vulnerability and its endless well of opportunistic exploitation. Over the years, international charity organisations have been found with employees keen to take advantage of their station. That advantage has been sexual, financial and, in the case of allegations being made about the World Wild Life Fund for Nature, in the nature of More

Dean Baker (2019-03-08). Medicare for All is Doable and Most Americans Want It. counterpunch.org In Canada, everyone in the country is guaranteed access to health care by the government. The same is true for France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and every other country that we think of as comparable in terms of levels of wealth, democracy and economic development. In spite of providing universal care, these countries also More

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