2019-03-14: Social Media Postees

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event' for 'Galvanizing Public Unrest'
Max Blumenthal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
The US-funded CANVAS organization that trained Juan Guaido and his allies produced a 2010 memo on exploiting electricity outages and urged the opposition "to take advantage of the situation…towards their needs" | *** | A September 2010 memo by a US-funded soft …
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An Apology for a Different Plane Crash, 30 Years Later
Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
The tragic Ethiopian Airline plane crash recalls another passenger plane crash some 30 years ago. The latter, however, was not due to a mechanical malfunction but to U.S. missiles. And while very few Americans remember this incident, it still weighs heavy on the hearts of many Iranians–as we discovered on our recent trip there. The…
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An Apology for a Different Plane Crash, 30 Years Later
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2019-03-14
While most Americans have no memory of this incident, in Iran the date of the deaths of 290 innocent people at the hands of the U.S. military is marked every year just as the 9/11 attack is remembered every year in the United States…
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The Globalization of War, America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies…
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The Rightful Owners of a Key Island Military Base for the U.S. Would Like It Back, and the UN Agrees
Prof. Vijay Prashad | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Give Chagos back to the Chagossians! That's a slogan I first heard in 2000. It was a demonstration in London, outside a courthouse, a small group of people with handmade signs appealing to the British legal system to return their …
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Venezuela Coup Leader's Oil Plans Revealed: Guaidó Hopes to Privatize State-Controlled Industry
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-14
US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó and his right-wing economic advisers drafted plans to privatize Venezuela's oil industry and open up…
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US and Iranian Hardliners Continue the Suffering
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-14
Ann Wright reports on a citizen peace delegation's recent trip to Iran, which included a meeting with the country's foreign minister. By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News We knew that a CODEPINK: Women for Peace delegation to Iran would wind… Read more ?…
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Saudi Arabia: Women Activists Persecuted Under Bogus Charges
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
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Greta Thunberg Nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
The 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who became famous for requesting concrete action against climate change, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a group of Norwegian socialist lawmakers. | RELATED: | Climate Mitigation Centers During Regional Indigenous Meeting | "We have proposed Greta Thunberg because climate threats are perhaps one…
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U.S. anti-war delegation arrives in Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-14
Caracas, Venezuela – A U.S. Peace Council Delegation of 13 people representing anti-war organizations from the United States and Canada arrived in Venezuela this week on a solidarity mission with the Venezuelan people and the Maduro government at a time of unprecedented attacks by the U.S. The latest is a cyber-attack and sabotage of the entire electrical system, which resulted in a total blackout of the country with the aim of provoking the people to rise up against their government. Despite the hardships of no electricity and water, this attack failed as people rallied around their government and the gains of t…
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Trade Wars: Trump Wants US Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Replace Russian Natural Gas Nord Stream Exports to the EU
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Russia's Nord Stream pipeline project is the most impressive of its kind — when completed to be the world's longest underwater pipeline. | It'll be able to deliver 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from beneath the Baltic Sea, its …
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US Anti-Russia Legislation Directed against Vladimir Putin
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Largely by voice vote on Tuesday, House members passed four anti-Russia measures, continuing US war on the country by other means. | One bill targeted Vladimir Putin over the February 2015 killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov — lethally shot multiple …
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Chasing Mirages: What Are Palestinians Doing to Combat the 'Deal of the Century'?
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
More US measures have been taken in recent weeks to further cement the Israeli position and isolate the Palestinian Authority (PA), before the official unveiling of President Donald Trump's so-called 'deal of the century'. But while attention is focused on spiteful US actions, little time has been spent discussing the PA's own responses, options and…
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Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido's Economic Agenda
Anya Parampil | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
While online audiences know YouTube comedian Joanna Hausmann from her videos making the case for regime change, her economist father has flown below the radar. His record holds the key to understanding what the U.S. wants in Venezuela. | *** | If …
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Ricardo Hausmann's "Morning After" for Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido's Economic Agenda
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-14
While online audiences know YouTube comedian Joanna Hausmann from her videos making the case for regime change, her economist father…
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The Reality Behind Trump's Coalition for Regime Change in Venezuela
Mark Weisbrot — The New Republic | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-14
As the cast of regime change actors from Abrams to Bolsonaro reveals, the US attempt to oust Maduro has nothing to do with democracy or human rights.
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The Huge GOP Lie About the Deficit
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
The big Trump Republican tax cut is already breaking the bank. It will cost us 1.9 trillion dollars over the next decade. Let me repeat that: 1.9 trillion dollars. (Photo: @srbija_eu/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Wealth Concentration Drives a New Global Imperialism
Peter Phillips | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Regime changes in Iraq and Libya, Syria's war, Venezuela's crisis, sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Russia, and North Korea are reflections of a new global imperialism imposed by a core of capitalist nations in support of trillions of dollars of concentrated …
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Trump's $34 Trillion Deficit & Debt Bomb
Jack Rasmus | zcomm.org | 2019-03-14
The Trump budget proposes to pay for the US government's share of the total debt, by transferring the cost of financing military-defense spending and tax cutting to those households who aren't investors and business owners…
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Trump's $34 Trillion Deficit and Debt Bomb
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
This week Trump released his latest budget for 2019-20 fiscal year. It calls for $2.7 trillion in various social spending cuts over the decade, including $872 billion in reductions in Medicare, Social Security, Disability spending; another $327 billion in food | …
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Billions of Swedish Krona Supported Anti-Apartheid Struggle
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-14
Birgitta Karlstrà∂m Dorph was on a secret mission in South Africa between 1982 and 1988, writes Ida Karlsson. By Ida Karlsson in Stockholm Inter Press Service Between 1982 and 1988 Birgitta Karlstrà∂m Dorph was on a secret mission in South Africa…. Read more ?…
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A Mother Swept Away by Climate Change
Frida Berrigan | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
"Some two billion young people, all of whom have grown up under global warming and are fated to spend the rest of their lives confronting its mounting impacts." (Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency as Republicans Defect
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-14
WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal. | The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump's February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Congress had approved. Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in defying Trump in a showdown many GOP senators had hoped to avoid because he commands die-hard loyal…
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Billionaire-Backed Lawsuit Against Teacher Tenure Fails in Minnesota
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2019-03-14
Trump has proposed to slash funding for public education in his 2020 budget. In courts across the country, however, public schools are holding up in lawsuits brought by pro-charter interests.
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Iran appoints notorious executioner as next chief justice
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-14
Iranian Communists warned yesterday that the appointment of a "notorious killer" as the head of the country's judiciary is a clear indication of the regime's plans to intensify oppression and repression. Islamist cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who is seen by many as a successor to President Hassan Rouhani, was appointed as Chief Justice of Iran last …
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Iran Pipeline Blast Kills At Least 4
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
A gas pipeline blast in southwestern Iran has killed at least four people and injured about six others, according to an official report. Among the victims, are one woman and a child. | RELATED: | Mexico: Oil Pipeline Explosion Death Toll Rises to 114 | The pipelines linking the gas network from Mahsharhr city to Ahvaz exploded, according to the director general of the province's Crisis Management Directorate, Kiomars Hajizadeh. | Along with the pipeline, multiple cars, a bus and a wate…
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Senate Passes Historic War Powers Resolution on Yemen
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-14
In a major step toward ending U.S. complicity in the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the Senate on Wednesday passed a War Powers resolution to cut off American military support for the Saudi-led coalition's assault on Yemen. | The final vote count was 54-46. | "This is historic. For the first time in 45 years, Congress is one step closer to withdrawing U.S. forces from an unauthorized war," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the lead sponsor of the resolution, declared following the vote. "We must end the war in Yemen." | Sens. Chris Murphy (D-C…
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Hezbollah: Israel's Excuse for Stealing the Golan Heights
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Now that Israel is getting a lot of heat for its decision to put finishing touches on the wholesale theft of Syria's Golan Heights, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has launched a new PR campaign. | Netanyahu claims arch-enemy Hezbollah is preparing …
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Kurdish-led SDF: Fight Against IS Group Enters 'Final Moments'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
For days the Syrian Democratic Forces have been fighting to recover the last enclave of the Islamic State Group in Syria. SDF says the battle against the Islamic State group in Baghouz, in Eastern Syria, is as good as over, and that the armed group was facing an imminent defeat. | RELATED: Bomb Blast in Western Syria Kills at Least 24 Civilians | Kino Gabriel…
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Video: CIA Is Turning Refugee Camps in Eastern Syria into ISIS Hotbeds
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
The CIA is conspiring with ISIS commanders in northeastern Syria supplying them with fake documents and then transferring them to Iraq, according to reports in Turkish pro-government media. | About 2,000 ISIS members were questioned in the areas of Kesra, Buseira, …
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The Kosovo War: "Humanitarian Intervention" or Undeclared War Against Yugoslavia?
Dragan Vladic | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
The armed conflict between the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and Serbian forces started in 1992 with the KLA attacks on Serbian police officers, non-Albanians that lived in Kosovo and Albanians loyal to Serbia (Johnstone, 2002; Kozyris, 1999). This low level …
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Deconstructing the Ilhan Omar controversy
Peter F. Crowley | zcomm.org | 2019-03-14
Pelosi's decision not to follow some Democratic Party stalwarts in condemning Omar may indeed be a boon for the progressives…
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Parenting in a World Hurtling Toward Catastrophe
Frida Berrigan | thenation.com | 2019-03-14
Parenting in a World Hurtling Toward Catastrophe…
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School Shooters and Drones: Linking Gun Violence to America's Wars
Allegra Harpootlian | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
In the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members, a teacher said the school looked "like a war zone." And to many young Americans, that's exactly what it felt like. But this shooting was different. Refusing to be…
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Artificial Intelligence: Concerned About Facial Recognition AI? What About Behavior Recognition Software?
Matt Field | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
A young woman picks up and compares juices in a store aisle. She's 29. She spends 40 minutes on average shopping and likes orange juice. That's not all: She usually spends 2,500 yen per visit to the store. | The Japanese …
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We Will Not Rest Until Housing Justice Is Done
Ashley Bennett | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
Ashley Bennett (center left) and other People's Action leaders at the office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren in December, 2018. (Photo credit: People's Action) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Dissident voices in declining powers: Two exhibitions at the Wende Museum
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-14
CULVER CITY, Calif.–The unique Wende Museum of the Cold War, located a few blocks west of the downtown commercial area of this small municipality embedded within the City of Los Angeles, never ceases to amaze. Its own collection numbers many thousands of individual artifacts of Eastern European life under socialism, but it also reaches out …
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U.S. Diplomats Boost ExxonMobil in Guyana
Edward Hunt | progressive.org | 2019-03-14
U.S. interests promise oil will bring riches to the people of Guyana. But export commodities have rarely benefited the country's majority.
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India, Pakistan Agree on Border Route for Sikh Pilgrims
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
India and Pakistan agreed Thursday to go forward with a new border crossing and route for Sikh pilgrims to visit a holy temple in Pakistan — a rare vision of cooperation after tensions flared over a decades-long Kashmir dispute. | RELATED: | US Presses India to Stop Buying Oil from Venezuela | The meeting was the first between the nuclear-armed foes since a do…
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Vietnam Anniversary: A Legacy of Resistance, Deception and Human Tragedy
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
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French Politics: Are the Centre-Right Conservatives Still Economic Liberals?
William Harrison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
There is something strange going on in the French senate. Ideological disorientation has taken hold. The centre-right Les Républicains, and the Parti Socialiste, of the centre-left, have somehow found themselves on the same side, contending with a cabinet-backed business and …
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Is AIPAC in Violation of Federal Election Law?
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
What newcomer to the US House of Representatives, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mn) may not have fully realized is that her critique of Israel influence on American politics would open a door that has previously been hermetically sealed as the third …
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Boeing's 737 Max 8: Lobbies and Belated Groundings
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Lobbies, powerful interests and financial matters are usually the first things that come to mind when the aircraft industry is considered. Safety, while deemed of foremost importance, is a superficial formality, sometimes observed in the breach. To see the camera …
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EPA Proposes Use of 650,000 Pounds of Antibiotics Per Year on Citrus Fields

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Advocates from public-health and environmental groups delivered more than 45,000 petition signatures to the Environmental Protection Agency today asking the agency to deny a proposal that would expand spraying antibiotics on citrus fields. | If that proposal is approved, citrus growers …
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Contesting the Arctic Railway
Clemence Waller | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
The Arctic railway would have opened up the Arctic trade routes and allowed Finland to have a direct connection to central Europe for transport of raw materials. However, a recent report has brought the project's commercial and ethical viability into …
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Plight of Women in Indian Prisons
CJP | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Various studies done within Indian prisons have concluded that a majority of prisoners are Adivasis, Dalits or from other marginalised communities that are being criminalised. Their social and economic situation makes them vulnerable, being unable to defend themselves legally and …
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Another Reason for Washington in Venezuela? Monroe Doctrine: "This Country is in Our Hemisphere"
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Many myself among them have pointed to the vast hydrocarbon reserves of Venezuela as a possible driving motive behind the otherwise bizarre Washington intervention in Venezuela. The more I look into the situation, the more I suspect a quite other …
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Painting as Metaphysics: Hilma af Klint and the Birth of Abstract Art
Prof. Sam Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-14
Hilma af Klint's groundbreaking, yet largely unknown body of abstract art is an important event — one that challenges us to not only rethink the early history of twentieth century abstract art, …
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From Coup D'etats to Soft Power: Dissecting Washington's Color Revolution Techniques
Grete Mautner | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-14
Over the last hundred years Washington has interfered in the internal affairs of at least 50 countries for a total of 130 individual cases. As for the last three decades, there have been more than 40 instances of such interference, including cases of elections meddling and fraud, coup d'etats and attempts to trigger armed conflicts.
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Miko Peled: The Zionists' Fight Extends Beyond Palestine
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-14
Miko Peled highlights the campaign by pro-Israel groups to overwhelm the Labour Party into submission and bring about the fall of Corbyn by using a barrage of anti-Semitism accusations.
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Even a Vacuous Mueller Report Won't End 'Russiagate'
Stephen F. Cohen | thenation.com | 2019-03-14
Even a Vacuous Mueller Report Won't End 'Russiagate'…
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Brazil's Bolsonaro Auctions 12 Airports to Private Operators
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will auction Friday contracts to operate 12 airports, a measure which is expected to raise about US$921 million in private investments. | RELATED: | Former President Lula Accuses Bolsonaro of Destroying Brazil | The auction will be carried out at the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange and concession contracts will be valid for 30 ye…
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Brazil to Open Indigenous Reserves to Mining Without Indigenous Consent
Sue Branford, Maurício Torres | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
For many years, international and Brazilian mining companies have dreamed of getting access to the mineral wealth lying beneath indigenous lands. Finally, the government of Jair Bolsonaro seems determined to give them that opportunity. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Nigeria: At Least 9 Killed in Lagos Building Collapse Tragedy
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
At least nine were killed in a building collapse in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos. Emergency services have called off the search for survivors as anger mounted over Nigeria's bad building regulations. | RELATED: | Widows Against Big Oil Impunity in Nigeria Take Shell to Court | The building also held a private school. Residents say the school had around…
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Caracas Metro, Other Services Up and Running After Alleged Attack
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-14
After an alleged cyber attack left most of Venezuela without power, electricity and other services are slowly being restored in Caracas and the rest of the country.
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Caracas Metro, Other Lines Up And Running After Sabotage
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
Venezuela's transportation lines, including the Caracas Metro, are scheduled to be up and running Thursday – Prensa Latina is reporting – following the sabotage of the national electric power grid, which sought to cripple the country. | RELATED: | Venezuela: 100% of Electricity is Back On | Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, confirmed that that the majority of the line…
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Venezuela: Electricity recovery continues as U.S. withdraws diplomatic staff
Ricardo Vaz | mronline.org | 2019-03-14
U.S. officials have threatened new sanctions while Venezuelan authorities continue reactivating the electric grid. | Source…
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Give Diplomacy a Chance in Venezuela
Jesse Jackson | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
The United States is pushing for an overthrow of the government of Venezuela. The Trump administration has denounced Nicolas Maduro as a "dictator," dismissing the 2018 election, which the opposition boycotted. Instead of a good neighbor policy or a policy of non-intervention, the Trump administration has set out intentionally to overthrow the regime. Long before…
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Regime Change Via Sanctions? U.S. Uses International Finance System to Strangle Venezuelan Economy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-14
Venezuelan officials say power will be largely restored in the country today after a week-long blackout across much of the country. The cause of the blackout remains in dispute. The United States blamed it on years of neglect of the Venezuelan energy system, but Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro accused the U.S. military of launching a "cyberattack against the electrical, telecommunication and internet systems." The blackout comes amid a growing political crisis in Venezuela as U.S.-backed opposition groups attempt to topple Maduro's government. On Monday, the United States announced it was withdrawing remainin…
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To help Venezuela, the U.S. must use diplomacy, not a military coup
Jesse Jackson | zcomm.org | 2019-03-14
It is time for Congress to step up — to investigate exactly what the Trump administration is doing overtly and covertly, and to call for a return to diplomacy before it is too late.
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Woman Accused of Killing Kim Jong-un's Brother Denied Appeal
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-14
A court in Malaysia has denied an appeal to drop charges for one of the women accused of murdering Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. The other woman accused, a national from Indonesia, was released earlier this week. | RELATED: | Kim Proposes Semi 'De-Nuke,' Trump Says No; Sanctions Remain | Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam and Siti Aisyah of Indonesia were jointly accused of wiping the deadly nerve agent VX on Kim's face, at Kuala Lumpur International Airp…
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Ilhan Omar Exposes US Hegemonic Positioning and Takes on Both Political Parties
Richard Falk — Daniel Falcone | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
Somali-American Ilhan Omar is a member of the US House of Representatives from Minnesota's 5th district. Elected to the United States Congress in November 2018, Omar is a critical and strong voice that advocates for progressive policies and lawmaking in regards to housing, a living wage, student debt forgiveness, and the protection of immigrants. Since…
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Union Busting on Campus: Jackson Lewis and Higher Education Anti-Unionism
David Correia | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
From 2008 to 2018, few professors at the University of New Mexico–whether tenured, or tenure-track, or adjunct–received wage increases greater than the cost of living. In most of those years, wages remained stagnant, while out-of-pocket costs for health insurance and retirement contributions increased. As a result, some professors, particularly those faculty who teach on semester-to-semester…
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A Tale of Two Carnivores: African Lions and Grizzly Bears
Louisa Willcox | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
I hope one day to meet lion conservationist Shivani Bhalla, a sister in spirit who lives half a world away, in northern Kenya. We are featured in BBC's global radio program "The Conversation," where each episode features two women from different countries, who work in similar fields. The show airs as naturalist and filmmaker David…
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USA Continues Economic Sabotage of Eritrea
Thomas Mountain | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
On February 28, 2019 the last financial wire transactions between the small socialist country of Eritrea and all the western countries were stopped with no further wire transfers in USD$ or Euros to or from Eritrea being allowed . Unjust and illegal UN sanctions against Eritrea were lifted recently but the damage being done continues. During…
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The Boeing 737 Max 8: a Case Study in Uncreative Destruction
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
On October 29, 2018, a Boeing 737 Max 8 belonging to Lion Air in Indonesia crashed into the Java Sea 12 minutes after take-off. All 189 passengers and crew members were killed instantly. It is extremely unusual for planes to suffer such accidents in clear weather after having reached their cruising altitude. Flight experts concluded that the pilots were not adequately trained in the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), a robotics technology that lowers the nose of a plane to prevent a stall. Although there is no definitive judgement on exactly what happened, it appears to be a combination of in…
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Is AIPAC in Violation of Federal Election Law?
Renee Parsons | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
What newcomer to the US House of Representatives, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mn) may not have fully realized is that her critique of Israel influence on American politics would open a door that has previously been hermetically sealed as the third rail of American politics. With its influence carefully concealed behind decades of deceptions, lies and…
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A Reckoning is Coming for Jack Evans, But What About the Washington Post?
Pete Tucker | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
DC's longest-serving councilman is in trouble. With the U.S. Attorney's Office and a federal grand jury investigating his suspect dealings, Jack Evans' days as a top DC powerbroker are over. That conclusion seems inescapable now that Evans' strongest ally, the Washington Post, is no longer shielding him. For years…
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Publicized Cruelty: Scott Morrison Visits Christmas Island
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
His visit struck a sour note. The Australian prime minister Scott Morrison was making an effort to show he cared: about those intangible things called borders, secure firm and shut to the unwanted human matter coming by sea. The distant Australian territory of Christmas Island was selected to assist in coping with arrivals from Manus…
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Virginia's Approach to Government Accountability
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-14
Despite the top three elected Virginia State Democrats generating national headlines for being accused of past racist or even criminal behavior, a movement to reform their democratic process continues to grow. These efforts can use three tools for making structural changes in government: the initiative process, court rulings and electing new public officials. Virginia does…
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Who ordered the murder of Marielle Franco?
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
On March 14, 2018 in the centre of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, two gunmen in a car murdered Municipal Chamber Councilor Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes. Unlike most of the city's political leaders, Marielle came from Rio's favelas. And many of the favelas' millions of marginalised and mostly black residents saw her as their champion. | The arrest of two individuals on March 12 alleged to be the gunmen who assassinated Franco and her driver nearly one year ago is being heralded as progress by human rights campaigners, even as they warn this should be seen as the beginning of accountability and ju…
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CIA Was Involved in Violent Attack on North Korean Embassy in Madrid: Report
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-14
(CD) — Two individuals involved in a violent attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid have reportedly been linked by Spanish authorities to the CIA. According to the Spanish newspaper El País, which first reported the findings of Madrid investigators, "two of the 10 assailants who broke into the embassy and interrogated diplomatic staff have been identified and …

CIA Was Involved in Violent Attack on North Korean Embassy in Madrid: Report

Trump's Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-14
Preparing for war with largest peacetime military budget paid for with devastating cuts to the poor, ending environmental regulation, destroying retirement and healthcare. Do divided Democrats have an answer? Lindsay Koshgarian of IPS analyzes the proposal…
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Tribunal Declares Trump and Duterte Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-14
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his government committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, aided and abetted by U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a recent ruling from the International Peoples' Tribunal on the Philippines. | The tribunal, which was held in Brussels, Belgium, on September 18 and 19, 2018, rendered its 84-page decision on these crimes on March 8. Conveners of the tribunal included the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, European Association of La…
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Ahead of Global #ClimateStrike She Inspired, 16-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old whose protests outside the Swedish parliament spurred a massive global movement of young people striking from school to demand bold action on the climate crisis, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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'Don't Sell Out to Big Cable': Internet Defenders Warn Democrats Against Watering Down Net Neutrality Bill
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
"We don't care which party you're from: if you're helping Big Cable slowly poison net neutrality and the free and open internet, we're going to make sure everyone knows." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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The Youth Climate Strike and the fight against global warming
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
That the demonstration planned for Friday has evoked a broad response is an indication of both the serious nature of the ecological crisis and the radicalization of youth all over the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Chelsea Manning jailed again and not a squeak from the Democrats
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-14
Chelsea Manning, a transgender soldier who blew the whistle on US war crimes, and spent four years in an army stockade from 2013 as a result, is back in prison again. | This time it is because she refuses to join a bipartisan campaign against Wikileaks that seeks to bring its founder Julian Assange from his refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to the US to put him on trial and send him to prison. | In 2010, Manning leaked hundreds of thousands of documents about the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. She first tried to get mainstream media to publish them, to no avail, before turning to Wikileaks, which did p…
greenleft.org.au/content/chelsea-manning-jailed-again-and-not-squeak-democrats

Pentagon eager to test banned missiles after discarding Cold War-era nuke treaty
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-14
The Pentagon plans to test two types of missiles banned for over 30 years under the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty — reinforcing suspicions it has been preparing for this for years. | …
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UN Report Warns 'Locked In' Arctic Temperature Spikes Will Unleash Global Sea Level Rise
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-14
A new United Nations report warns that winter temperatures in the Arctic are still "locked in" to rise 3-5 ∞C by 2050 and 5-9 ∞C by 2080—with devastating consequences for the region and global sea levels—even if the international community cuts planet-warming emissions in line with the goals of the Paris climate agreement. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Johnson & Johnson must pay cancer-stricken woman $29mn in latest talcum trial
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-14
A California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $29 million to a woman with mesothelioma who claimed that asbestos in the conglomerate's talcum powder products caused her cancer. | …
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Closure of Brazil Ford plant to destroy up to 27,000 jobs
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
The devastating plant closure has laid bare the abysmal economic situation in Brazil and offered yet another opportunity for the unions to spread nationalist poison.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Senate Passes War Powers Resolution to End Complicity in Yemen War
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-03-14
In a major step toward ending U.S. complicity in the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the Senate on Wednesday passed a War Powers resolution to cut off American military support for the Saudi-led coalition's assault on Yemen. | The final vote count was 54-46. | "This is historic. For the first time in 45 years, Congress is one step closer to withdrawing U.S. forces from an unauthorized war," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the lead sponsor of the resolution, declared following the vote. "We must end the war in Yemen." | Sens. Chris Murphy (…
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Trump's Coup in Venezuela: What You're Not Being Told
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-14
(VA Op-ed) — The failure of the February 23 "humanitarian aid" provocation on the Venezuelan border was a serious blow for Trump's ongoing coup attempt. There were mutual recriminations between self-appointed Guaidó, Colombian President Duque and US Vice-President Pence. The US could not get a consensus from its own Lima Cartel allies in favour of military intervention. The coup was …

Trump's Coup in Venezuela: What You're Not Being Told

Newsom promotes voluntary agreements that imperil salmon, Delta
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-03-14
Governor Gavin Newson, who received $637,398 from agribusiness interests in his campaign for Governor, including $116,800 from the Wonderful Company owners Lynda and Stewart Resnick, praised the voluntary agreements that would yield less flows for San Joaquin River and Delta salmon, steelhead and other fish species.
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Trump proposes slashing public education by $7 billion
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
Trump's proposed budget, released earlier this week, would cut education spending by over $7 billion while transferring billions to charter and private schools.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Senate Passes Resolution Calling for End to US Involvement in Yemen War
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-14
(ANTIWAR.COM) — In a close vote of 54-46, the Senate passed the SJ Res 7 on Wednesday. The Joint Resolution calls for the end of US military involvement in the Yemen War, noting that no such involvement was ever authorized by Congress. Debate on the resolution, as in the past, centered on arguments that the US involvement isn't …

Senate Passes Resolution Calling for End to US Involvement in Yemen War

SFLC Supports Julian Assange, Rovics Music & Mike Elk On CWA NG Election & SEIU
WorkWeek Radio | indybay.org | 2019-03-14
KPFA WorkWeek radio on the action by the San Francisco Labor Council to support Julian Assange, music on Venezuela and the US by singer David Rovics and labor journalist Mike Elk on the CWA Newspaper Guild election dispute on voting rights. Elk also talks about the effort of the SEIU to subpoena Google to find out who the whistleblowers are that have exposed sexual harrassment and misconduct by SEIU officials.
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Guaidó Claims He Can Authorize Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-14
Temir Porras, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs under Hugo Chavez, says Guaidó's assertion on Fox News is a violation of the Venezuelan constitution; Porras says the only way to avoid a blood bath is a negotiated political solution…
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Canada ever more deeply implicated in US-engineered coup attempt in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-14
Like its US partner, Canadian imperialism covets Venezuela's vast oil resources and is determined to prevent Russia, China, and other "strategic rivals" from expanding their influence in the Americas.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Warning of 'Existential Threat' to Humanity, UN Chief Says Climate Change Moving Faster
Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams | indybay.org | 2019-03-14
Warning that "we face a direct existential threat" because "climate change is moving faster than we are," United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a speech at the U.N.'s New York headquarters last September, demanded urgent action from world leaders to combat "the defining issue of our time."
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Boeing 737 planes to remain grounded for 'weeks' – Congress members after FAA briefing
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-14
Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will remain grounded for "weeks" until the updates to faulty software are tested, US lawmakers said after a briefing with Federal Aviation Administration officials. | …
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Senate Votes to End U.S. Support for Yemen War, But Republican Tricks Send Resolution Back to the House Yet Again
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-03-14
"We're going to help end a war which has caused unbelievable horror to one of the poorest countries on earth," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, the bill's sponsor.
theintercept.com/2019/03/13/sena…

CNN Foreign Policy Gatekeepers Vilify Tulsi Gabbard for Her Anti-Intervention Dissent
Kevin Gosztola | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-13
The establishment news media is largely uninterested in listening to Gabbard attempt to persuade voters that the U.S. should quit waging wars to overthrow governments.
mintpressnews.com/cnn-foreign-po…

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event'
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-13
The group that trained Juan Guaidó and his allies laid out plans for galvanizing public unrest in a 2010 memo, Max Blumenthal reports for Grayzone. By Max Blumenthal Grayzone A September 2010 memo by a U.S.-funded soft power organization that helped train… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/12/us…

The People's Climate Movement. No Mention of War
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
While millions of people across the World will be protesting on March 15 under the banner of "Global Warming", today's wars including Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela are not mentioned. Nor are the dangers of a Third World War which threatens the future of humanity.
globalresearch.ca/the-peoples-cl…

Hollywood's 'Captain Marvel' Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda
Ben Norton | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-13
Grayzone's Ben Norton looks at the sizable role the Pentagon played in the production of the hit Hollywood film Captain Marvel, and how the blockbuster film is being used spread recruitment propaganda.
mintpressnews.com/hollywoods-cap…

Imperialism on Trial. Conference Event
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
While Donald Trump may have popularised the term 'Fake News', journalists, academics and activists, have been calling out the establishment media in their promotion of imperialism, for many years before he ever threw his hat in the ring, politically. | Nine …
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Senate Votes Again for Ending U.S. Role in Yemen War
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-03-13
Washington, D.C. — March 13, 2019 — In response to the Senate passing S.J.Res. 7, legislation directing the president to withdraw U.S. support for the Saudi/UAE-led war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "This Senate vote moves us one step closer to …
peaceaction.org/2019/03/13/senat…

"Please Step Away from the Socialism": The Red Scare Dems at MSNBC
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
I find Donald Trump reprehensible as a human being, but a socialist candidate is more dangerous to this company, country, as far as the strength and well-being of the country, than Donald Trump. I would vote for Donald Trump, a despicable human being…I will be so distraught to the point that that could even come…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/plea…

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