2019-03-18: News Headlines

Ilhan Omar (2019-03-18). We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace. commondreams.org Palestinians carry a wounded protester east of Gaza City on 5 October 2018. (Photo: AFP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Chris Hedges (2019-03-18). Manning and the New Inquisition. truthdig.com The U.S. government, determined to extradite and try Julian Assange for espionage, must find a way to separate what Assange and WikiLeaks did in publishing classified material leaked to them by Chelsea Manning from what The New York Times and The Washington Post did in publishing the same material. There is no federal law that prohibits the…

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-18). Upping the Stakes in Yemen. Endless US-led War. globalresearch.ca US forever war in Yemen rages, the Saudis, UAE, NATO, and Israel part of its so-called coalition — against peace in the country and elsewhere. | Over 17 years of war began by the Bush/Cheney regime. There's virtually no prospect for …

James Bovard (2019-03-18). John McCain's Disastrous Militaristic Legacy. globalresearch.ca When Sen. John McCain passed away in August, he was lauded far and wide for his long career of public service. Rep. John Lewis, the famous civil-rights activist, hailed McCain as a "warrior for peace." In reality, McCain embodied …

Kevin Zeese (2019-03-18). Venezuela: US Imperialism Is Based on Lies and Threats. globalresearch.ca We are completing what became more than a week-long peace delegation to Venezuela organized by the US Peace Council and the Committee for International Solidarity in Venezuela (COSI). The trip was complicated by American Airlines cancelling all flights in and …

S. Brian Willson (2019-03-18). Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson and Voices from the Peace Movement. globalresearch.ca Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace as he was run over and nearly killed by a military train during a non-violent protest at The Concord Naval Weapons Station in California on September 1st, 1987. The train …

Thomas Knapp (2019-03-18). Social Media Companies "Struggle" to Help Censors Keep us in the Dark. counterpunch.org According to CNN Business, "Facebook, YouTube and Twitter struggle to deal with New Zealand shooting video." "Deal with" is code for "censor on demand by governments and activist organizations who oppose public access to information that hasn't first been thoroughly vetted for conformity to their preferred narrative." Do you really need to see first-person video More

teleSUR (2019-03-18). 'Bolsonaro is a Murderer' Signs Greet Brazilian President in US. telesurenglish.net The Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro was greeted with protests against him in the United States Sunday. He is visiting the country to meet the U.S. President Donald Trump Tuesday. | RELATED: | Brazil: Bolsonaro Lawmaker Requests 'Deleftification Ministry' | For the protestors, the meeting between the two leaders "will mean only bad things to the oppressed people in their countries," as "the sexism, racism, and homophobia that come from Trump is the same thing that come…

Mark Weisbrot (2019-03-18). The Reality Behind Trump's Venezuela Regime Change Coalition. counterpunch.org In the early 1970s, a handful of Sandinistas were in the mountains of Nicaragua fighting to overthrow the 40-year U.S.-backed, brutal dictatorship of the Somoza family. When a powerful volcanic eruption struck Nicaragua in 1971, Sandinista Omar Cabezas later recounted, they told the peasants whom they encountered that God was punishing them for not getting rid More

Democracy Now! (2019-03-18). After Deadly 1996 Massacre, Australia Overhauled Its Gun Laws. New Zealand Now Plans to Do the Same. democracynow.org New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to change the country's gun laws following the deadly Christchurch massacre Friday that left 50 people dead and millions around the globe mourning following the massacre. The terrorist attack unfolded at two mosques during Friday prayer, when a lone gunman and avid white supremacist opened fire on worshipers while live-streaming the attack on Facebook. It was the deadliest shooting in the country's modern history. The shooter reportedly used five guns to carry out the attack, including two semiautomatic assault weapons. We speak with Rebecca Peters, an internati…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-18). State-Sponsored Islamophobia & Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Embolden Right-Wing Terrorists. democracynow.org Fifty people are dead, and millions around the globe are mourning, following the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. The terrorist attack unfolded during Friday prayer, when a lone gunman and avid white supremacist opened fire on worshipers while live-streaming the attack on Facebook. It was the deadliest shooting in the country's modern history. The youngest of the dead is 3-year-old Mucad Ibrahim. Police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist named Brenton Tarrant with the killings. Tarrant published a manifesto praising President Donald Trump as "a sym…

unitedEditor (2019-03-18). Venezuela: The Next Syria? uwidata.com Doomsday In Venezuela We're being led to believe it's all doom and gloom in Venezuela. The mainstream media is rapid-firing reports of a deepening humanitarian crisis. An evil dictator, Nicolas Maduro, is holding his country hostage from democracy, they say, while his people starve. Venezuelans are reportedly fleeing by the thousands while the government …

John Feffer (2019-03-18). The World's Most Dangerous Divide. counterpunch.org In the beautiful and terrifying novel The City of Devi, communal hatreds escalate in India and Pakistan until the two countries feel compelled to threaten each other with nuclear weapons. At least, it starts out as a threat. Pakistan vows to take out Mumbai, and India will level Karachi. But everyone involved knows that nuclear war doesn't really work that way. More

Ipek S. Burnett (2019-03-18). Black Lives on Trial. counterpunch.org March 18, 2018. Sacramento, California. Two police officers, Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet, respond to a 9-1-1 call about an individual breaking car windows. They track the suspect down. They see the suspect is holding a gun. Or a tool bar. They fire twenty rounds. | Seven bullets enter Stephon Clark's body from the back. One hits his chest. | Clark, a 22 year-old black man in his grandmother's backyard, falls to his death. | Turns out what he was holding was not a gun or a tool bar, but a cell phone. | Almost a year goes by. On March 2, 2019, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announce…

Dean Baker (2019-03-18). The Fed and the 3.8 Percent Unemployment Rate. counterpunch.org Last week's job report, in spite of the slow job growth for February, was actually pretty good news. As many of us pointed out, the most likely reason that the Labor Department reported only 20,000 new jobs in February, is that the economy reportedly added 311,000 jobs in January. There is always a substantial element More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-18). Death in New Zealand: The Christchurch Shootings. counterpunch.org Five weapons were said to have been used, all inscribed with symbols, numbers and insignia. The individual charged with the shootings at two Christchurch mosques that left 49 dead was an Australian with, it is alleged, a simple purpose: inflict death, and on specific communities in worship. Even as the carnage became clear, Christchurch was More

Paul Cochrane (2019-03-18). On the Ground in Venezuela vs. the Media Spectacle. counterpunch.org British photojournalist Alan Gignoux and Venezuelan journalist-filmmaker Carolina Graterol, both based in London, went to Venezuela for a month to shoot a documentary for a major global TV channel. They talked with journalist Paul Cochrane about the mainstream media's portrayal of Venezuela compared to their experiences on the ground. More

teleSUR (2019-03-18). 3 People Killed In Netherlands Shooting, Suspect Identified. telesurenglish.net Several people were shot, and three killed Monday in a tram, as reported by the mayor of the central Dutch city of Utrecht, in an incident police said may have had a "terrorist motive." A suspect has been identified and images of him have been circulated to aid in his capture. | RELATED | NZ Mosque Shooter Mailed Manifesto to PM Minutes Before Attack | Police said the suspected gunman, a 37-year-old man named Gokman Tanis, whose nationality is unclear but who has been identifie…

Paul R. Pillar (2019-03-18). Good Iraqi-Iranian Relations Are Not a Reason to Worry. globalresearch.ca Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been visiting Iraq this week—a friendly, extended visit that has yielded several bilateral agreements on trade and transportation. Such an event causes heartburn, of course, within the Trump administration and for others who believe that …

Olivia Alperstein (2019-03-18). Right Now, Trump Can Start a Nuclear War, "On a Whim" globalresearch.ca Right now, Donald Trump could start a nuclear war on a whim, and no one could stop him. | Under any circumstances, the prospect of nuclear war is terrifying, the deadly consequences irreversible. Yet with a single order, the president — …

Zero Hedge (2019-03-18). Kept Secret for 17 Years: Intel Memo Warned Bush's Iraq Invasion to Create "Perfect Storm" globalresearch.ca A newly declassified US intelligence memo has been unearthed this week and featured in a bombshell Wall Street Journal report. It proves that the year prior to the Bush administration's 2003 invasion of Iraq the White House was expressly warned …

South Front (2019-03-18). Organizational and Staff Structure of US and Russian Armies: Military Comparison. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Armed forces organization depends on several factors, from current and future threats and challenges (the nature of the projected theater of operations, or TO), to the country's economic and technological capabilities. The doctrines of the two world superpowers of …

Yves Engler (2019-03-18). Canada's Next Target After Venezuela: Cuba? globalresearch.ca "First we take Caracas then we take Havana." | That's the thinking driving the Donald Trump administration's policy towards Venezuela, according to a Wall Street Journal story titled " U.S. Push to Oust Venezuela's Maduro Marks First Shot in Plan to …

Misión Verdad (2019-03-18). Map (and Objectives) of the Irregular War on Energy in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The latest evidence gathered by the Venezuelan government and presented on Monday, March 11, to the Venezuelan population about the attack on the national electricity system, allows us to reconstruct the multidimensional nature of the attack that was unleashed in …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-18). Saving the Planet One Child at a Time: Children, School Strikes and Global Climate Action. globalresearch.ca Children's crusades do not necessarily end well. During the years of armed missions to the Holy Land, when Jerusalem meant something to the sacredly inclined in Europe, children were encouraged to take to the rough and dangerous road as it …

Sara Burrows (2019-03-18). The USDA Admits to Killing Over a Million Wild Animals Per Year to Protect Livestock. globalresearch.ca According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's own reports, it has killed over 34 million animals in the last decade alone. | Most of those animals were native, wild animals. The rest were accidental killings of domesticated animals. | In 2017 …

Dr. Andrew Glikson (2019-03-18). The Advent of Extreme Weather Events and Climate Tipping Points. globalresearch.ca According to Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, chief climate advisor to the European Union, "We're simply talking about the very life support system of this planet". As fascism and the horror of murderous hate crimes are on the rise, governments are …

plenglish (2019-03-18). Venezuela's Recovery of Electrical Grid Advances after Sabotage. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's recovery of electrical grid gradually advances Monday with redoubled efforts to prioritize services such as medical care and water distribution in vulnerable areas.

Scott Poynting (2019-03-18). Terrorism Has No Religion. counterpunch.org The only way to begin is by joining in sorrow with those bereaved in Christchurch on 15 March and remembering and respecting the fellow humanity of those who, so painfully recently, were also living. Of course, we must find a way to comfort those made fearful by this terror: especially since such fear-making was its major purpose. More

Democracy Now! (2019-03-18). Headlines for March 18, 2019. democracynow.org New Zealand PM to Reform Gun Laws as Death Toll from Mosque Terrorist Attack Hits 50, Trump Denies Threat of White Nationalist Terrorism, WH Chief of Staff Mulvaney: "The President Is Not a White Supremacist", Trump Issues First Veto over Nat'l Emergency Resolution, "Clear Similarities" Found Between Ethiopian Airlines & Lion Air Crashes, U.S. to Deny Visas for ICC Investigators over Afghanistan Probe, The Philippines Withdraws from ICC over Duterte Drug War Investigation, Students Take to Streets for International "Youth Climate Strike", Extreme Weather in Midwest Brings Massive Floods, Kills 2 in Nebraska, At L…

Whitney Webb (2019-03-18). The Christchurch Shooting and the Normalization of Anti-Muslim Terrorism. theantimedia.com (MPN) — What is without question the worst mass shooting in New Zealand's history took place on Friday when shooters, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant among them, opened fire at two Christchurch mosques. Four, including Tarrant, have been arrested for the heinous act, which claimed at least 49 innocent lives. Tarrant was responsible for killing more than …

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-03-18). Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 38 Years and 148 Lashes. therealnews.com Nasrin Sotoudeh defended political prisoners and worked to abolish Iran's death penalty. Human rights groups are worried her sentence could signal increased repression of peace activism in Iran under a judiciary with a history of human rights violations…

plenglish (2019-03-18). Chavez Remains Inspiration for Revolutionaries, Maduro Says. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recalled the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, as a latent inspiration for all revolutionaries.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Brazilians Court Authorizes Arrest of Third Involved in Massacre. plenglish.com Brasilia, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Sao Paulo Court of Justice authorized Friday the arrest of an adolescent identified as the third implicated in the massacre perpetrated Wednesday in a school in the Sao Paulo municipality of Suzano.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Venezuelan Gov't Extends Suspension of Work and Classes. plenglish.com Caracas, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Labor and teaching activities were suspended from today for an additional 48 hours while the recovery and stabilization of the National Electric Service (SEN) are achieved, informed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Venezuela's FM Rejects Pompeo's Statements as Interventionist. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has dismissed as interventionist Mike Pompeo's statements issued by the White House on its official Twitter account.

plenglish (2019-03-18). UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees Undergoes Budget Crisis. plenglish.com Amman, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Middle East (Urnwa) continues undergoing serious budget crisis, at times when it needs $1.2 billion for the current year.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Russia for Trial on Foreign Perpetrators of Venezuela's Sabotage. plenglish.com Moscow, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia on Friday demanded to try those responsible for the sabotage against Venezuela"s electric power system, offered cooperation to investigate these events and described the methods used against the South American country as savage.

WSWS (2019-03-18). The Widow: Kate Beckinsale's journey into African danger. wsws.org Amazon Video and British ITV's new eight-episode series is a political thriller set primarily in the war-torn and impoverished Democratic Republic of Congo.

WSWS (2019-03-18). Protesters speak out at UN Anti-Racist Day rally in London. wsws.org The United Nations Anti-Racism Day march was held just hours after fascist terrorists murdered 50 people at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Three Venezuelan Prosecutors Appointed to Probe Electrical Sabotage. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Public Ministry has appointed three national prosecutors to investigate the sabotage perpetrated to the country"s electric power system in which 18 states were left without electricity on March 7, local media reported on Tuesday.

Bay Area Poor People's Campaign (2019-03-18). Poor People's Hearing Bay Area. Against Racism, Poverty, War Economy, Climate Change. indybay.org Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, 1188 12th St. West Oakland…

Middle East Eye (2019-03-18). US Military Now Planning to Keep 1,000 Troops on the Ground in Syria. theantimedia.com (MEE) — The US military is now making plans to keep almost 1,000 troops in Syria, officials said, a shift that comes three months after President Donald Trump ordered a complete withdrawal, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing unidentified US officials. Talks with Turkey, European allies and US-backed Kurdish fighters have so far failed to …

plenglish (2019-03-18). CARICOM Condemns Attack on Two Mosques in New Zealand. plenglish.com Georgetown, March 15 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) condemned this Friday in the strongest terms terrorist attacks against two mosques in New Zealand, with a preliminary death toll of 49 and 48 wounded.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Venezuela Attends OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is participating today in the 27th meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Joint Monitoring and Voluntary Adjustment of Crude Oil Production of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), with headquarters in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.

WSWS (2019-03-18). This week in history: March 18-24. wsws.org Daniel Yock, aboriginal, workers inquiry, Socialist Labor League, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Britain, Hungary, World War II, Budapest, Hitler, Horthy, USSR, Bela Kun, Austro-Hungarian empire, Hungarian Soviet Republic…

plenglish (2019-03-18). Venezuelan Justice Opens New Investigation Against Guaido. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Public Prosecutor's Office opened Tuesday an investigation against the opposition MP Juan Guaido for his alleged complicity and participation in the continued sabotage of the national electricity system, reported Attorney General Tarek William Saab.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Civic-Military Union, Targets of Aggression against Venezuela. plenglish.com By Wiliam Urquijo Pascual | Caracas, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) All the letters included in the punch of the aggressions against Venezuela, instigated by the United States in complicity with the opposition, have among their goals to undermine military unity and loyalty.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Russia Decries US Obstacles to Humanitarian Aid in Syria. plenglish.com Moscow, Mar 17 ( Prensa Latina ) Russia has condemned on Sunday obstacles imposed by the United States to bring humanitarian aid to nearly 40,000 people in the refugee camp of El Rukban, in southeastern Syria, in an illegally occupied area.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Ideological Attacks on Chinese-Salvadorian Relations Are Criticized. plenglish.com San Salvador, March 16 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Proesa) warned this Friday about the consequences of ideological attacks on relations with China.

Vijay Prashad (2019-03-18). UN Judgment for the Decolonisation of Mauritius. zcomm.org The UK now says that the US's military base 'helps to protect people here in Britain and around the world from terrorist threats, organised crime and piracy'

WSWS (2019-03-18). The New Zealand terrorist attack and the international danger of fascism. wsws.org The gunman prepared and carried out the terrorist atrocity on behalf of an international network of fascists and white supremacists.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Venezuela to Work for Technological Autonomy, Constituent Says. plenglish.com 18 de marzo de 2019, 09: 10By Odette Diaz Fumero…

plenglish (2019-03-18). National Mobilization in Colombia in Defense of Peace. plenglish.com 18 de marzo de 2019, 09: 12Bogota, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Sectors defending the Colombian Peace Agreement are mobilized on Monday in the country"s main cities in disagreement with the presidential objection to the statute law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP).

Janine Jackson (2019-03-18). Exposure of Pro-War Lie Doesn't Make Media More Skeptical. zcomm.org The Venezuelan government has and does allow aid into their country—from countries that are not actively and vituperatively threatening to overthrow the elected president with an external coup…

Ellen Schwartz (2019-03-18). Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction. indybay.org Sierra 2 Center, Room 10, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818…

plenglish (2019-03-18). Venezuelan Armed Force Starts Ana Karina Rote Military Drills. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) on Saturday began in a civic-military union the Ana Karina Rote drills to protect the energy system and water supplies in Venezuela.

WSWS (2019-03-18). Two years since Indian court condemned autoworkers to life-in-prison in monstrous frame-up. wsws.org The Maruti Suzuki 13 are class war prisoners, who have already had to endure six and a half years in the nightmare that is India's penal system.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Over 500 Arrests due to Looting in Zulia, Venezuela, after Sabotage. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in the Venezuelan state of Zulia have arrested more than 500 people, including Colombian paramilitaries, who were accused of looting after the sabotage on the power system.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-18). Protest Condemns 'Horrible Politics of Division' as Fascist Jair Bolsonaro Arrives in US to Meet With Trump. commondreams.org The two right-wing leaders will reportedly discuss military and economic ties, as well as the push for regime change in Venezuela. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Bay Nature (2019-03-18). Bay Nature Local Hero Awards Gala. indybay.org Berkeley City Club | 2315 Durant Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94704…

plenglish (2019-03-18). Venezuelan Foreign Minister to Visit Serbia. plenglish.com Belgrade, Mar 15 ( Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza will arrive in Belgrade Friday for a two-day visit to Serbia. According to official sources, the Foreign Minister will complete a broad agenda of talks, interviews and meetings starting Saturday with Serbia"s First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic.

WSWS (2019-03-18). German government wants its own aircraft carrier. wsws.org The current German grand coalition's military and rearmament plans leave no doubt that the ruling class is preparing once again for large-scale warfare.

Jorge Martín (2019-03-18). Who's to blame for the crisis in Venezuela? zcomm.org Can it be solved through negotiations? A response to Gabriel Hetland and "The Nation"

plenglish (2019-03-18). Brazilian Judge Releases Executives Involved in Mining Tragedy. plenglish.com Brasilia, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) A Brazilian judge revoked a court ruling and released 11 executives from the company Vale and two employees from the German firm Tàºv Sàºd, who are under investigation due to the tragedy in a mine, where 203 people were killed and 105 are missing.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Lula Receives HR Award from Largest Labor Union in USA and Canada. plenglish.com Brasilia, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva received the human rights award from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest labor union confederation of the United States and Canada, it was reported in Brasilia on Friday.

Jason Ditz (2019-03-18). Censorship at the Center of the Christchurch Terror Attack. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — As the world struggles to come to terms with last week's terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, heavy-handed censorship has made it a struggle to figure out what happened, and why, above and beyond the official narrative. News that shooting was ongoing in two mosques in New Zealand was met with a flurry of …

plenglish (2019-03-18). Bolivia's Governing Party Pushes Electoral Campaign Ahead. plenglish.com La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latinao) Bolivia"s governing party, Movement toward Socialism, MAS in Spanish, is pushing a strong election campaign on the basis of attained social and economic achievements during the administration of President Evo Morales.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Venezuela's Working on Creating Its Own Tech Platform. plenglish.com Caracas, (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan economist Jose Rodriguez warned Wednesday that cyber sabotage to the National Electric System (SEN) could be applied to payment platforms, whose operations are supported in US headquarters' offices.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Cuban FM Stresses Importance of Ties with Latin America. plenglish.com Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted the importance for Havana of its relations with Latin American and Caribbean nations, with which it shares the common goal of defending peace and geographical coexistence.

plenglish (2019-03-18). Venezuela's President Calls for Overhauling the Gov't. plenglish.com 18 de marzo de 2019, 00: 15Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s President Nicolas Maduro called on all Cabinet members to place their posts at the disposal of the Executive for a profound overhaul of methods and functioning of the government.

plenglish (2019-03-18). DPRK Says There Are No Chances for New Negotiations with the US (+Photo). plenglish.com Pyongyang, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The US threw away a golden opportunity at the recent Hanoi summit, and up to now there are no chances for other negotiations, Choe Son-hui, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK), said.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-17). It Started in Daraa on March 17, 2011: The US-NATO-Israel Sponsored Al Qaeda Insurgency in Syria. Who Was Behind the 2011 "Protest Movement"? globalresearch.ca It was not a protest movement, it was an armed insurgency integrated by US-Israeli & allied supported "jihadist" death squads. From Day One, the Islamist "freedom fighters" were supported, trained & equipped by NATO & Turkey's High Command.

Ben Norton (2019-03-17). Venezuela coup leader's oil plans revealed: Guaidó hopes to privatize state-controlled industry. mronline.org U.S.-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó and his right-wing economic advisers drafted plans to privatize Venezuela's oil industry and open up the oil-rich country to foreign corporations, Reuters reported. | Source

Global Research News (2019-03-17). Selected Articles: President Trump and the Democratic Congress. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

STAFF (2019-03-17). Activists to Trump: 'Hands Off Venezuela'. truthdig.com Denouncing the "strangling" of the Venezuelan economy via sanctions and demanding the Trump administration allow the South American country to determine its own fate, pro-democracy protesters marched through Washington, D.C. on Saturday to demand, "Hands Off Venezuela!" | The demonstration came seven weeks after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president, rebuking President Nicolas Maduro, who won re-election last May. | U.S. sanc…

Consortiumnews (2019-03-17). VIDEO: Pro and Anti-Venezuela Coup Protestors Face Off in Front of White House. consortiumnews.com Demonstrators for and against regime change in Venezuela converged on the White House on Saturday and there were some angry scenes as D.C. mounted police took their positions in Lafayette Park. By Joe Lauria in Washington Special to Consortium News… Read more →

unitedEditor (2019-03-17). How to wash dirty money (part 2). uwidata.com (read the first part of Dirty money on UWI) According to a report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), about 2 trillion "dirty" dollars are laundered annually. In the process of "laundering," criminals apply the most unexpected and sophisticated methods. According to the Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK) at the …

Eds. (2019-03-17). Map (and objectives) of the irregular war on energy in Venezuela. mronline.org The cyber-attack against Corpoelec's computerized centre in the Guri Complex hydroelectric plant and against the nervous centre in Caracas was followed by electromagnetic attacks and, simultaneously, sabotage of other backup infrastructure that reversed the recovery processes so as to ensure the general and irreversible collapse of the electricity supply. | Source

teleSUR (2019-03-17). Australian PM Suggests Charging Anti-Muslim Senator. telesurenglish.net Australian Prime Minister Scott Morison suggested Sunday that an anti-Muslim senator who slapped a teen for cracking an egg on his head should be charged. | RELATED: | NZ Mosque Shooter Mailed Manifesto to PM Minutes Before Attack | Senator Fraser Anning said after the New Zealand mosque shooting, "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim i…

STAFF (2019-03-17). Rupert Murdoch Is a Relentless Purveyor of Islamophobia. truthdig.com The world-straddling press lord's media is under pressure in the wake of the massacre of 50 worshipers by a white supremacist terrorist at a New Zealand mosque.

teleSUR (2019-03-17). Brussels III: UN and EU Conference Gather Aid For Syrian People. telesurenglish.net 57 countries and more than 20 international organizations and UN agencies came together to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria in an international conference. | RELATED: | Leaders of Russia, Turkey, Iran Meet to Discuss Syria's Future | From March 12-13, the 'days of dialogue' brought together more than 1,000 participants: civil society representatives from Syria and the region, ministers and decision-makers from countries neighboring Syria, donor countries, regional organizations…

teleSUR (2019-03-17). Opec May Need to Extend Oil Cuts Until the End of 2019. telesurenglish.net As global inventories are still rising, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) may need to expand output cuts into the second half of 2019, Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al Falih said Sunday during a press conference in Azerbaijan. | RELATED: | Iran Oil Exports Up, Unveils Major National Refinery | The Saudi minister's comment took place during the 13th meeting of the Joint OPEC-non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) that i…

teleSUR (2019-03-17). Guatemala: Indigenous Women Running for President, VP. telesurenglish.net Thelma Cabrera and Neftali Lopez Miranda were proclaimed candidates last Thursday for president and vice presidency by the Movement for the Liberation of People (MLP), the political arm of the Campesino Development Committee (Comité de Desarrollo Campesino, Codeca). | RELATED: | Party Aims to Recreate Guatemala as a Plurinational State | Thelma Cabrera, a promin…

Adam Lee (2019-03-17). We must override this veto! naacp.org On 2-26-2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H. J. Res 46, a resolution to reject and nullify President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency so he could shift as much as $6.7 billion of previously appropriated monies away from their intended recipients and used instead to build a wall along the …

Michael Welch (2019-03-17). Fukushima at Eight: Ongoing Cover-Up of the Nuclear Hazards in Japan and Abroad. globalresearch.ca The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster marks a critical turning point in human history. As of November 2018, 18,434 people are known to have died. Radioactive water has for years now been draining into the Pacific Ocean. Toxic debris spewed into the Earth's atmosphere.

Jorge Martin, In Defence of Marxism (2019-03-17). Who's to Blame for the Crisis in Venezuela? Can It Be Solved Through Negotiations? A Response to Gabriel Hetland and "The Nation" venezuelanalysis.com Jorge Martin takes recent Gabriel Hetland articles to task, questioning the liberal left's assessment of the current situation and the solutions proposed.

Janine Jackson (2019-03-17). Colleagues Defend Tucker Carlson's 'Ideas'—That Iraqis Are 'Monkeys,' Child Rape Is 'Commitment to Love'. commondreams.org Tucker Carlson speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (2019-03-17). VIPS: Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings. globalresearch.ca The final Mueller report should be graded "incomplete," says VIPS, whose forensic work proves the speciousness of the story that DNC emails published by WikiLeaks came from Russian hacking. | *** | . | MEMORANDUM FOR: The Attorney General | FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals …

teleSUR (2019-03-17). Venezuela Launches Drills to Protect Public Services. telesurenglish.net Venezuela on Saturday launched civic-military exercises to protect the nation's public services in the wake of a recently purported sabotage of the electricity system. | "The Comprehensive Action Exercises begin to protect the nation's strategic public services," President Nicolas Maduro tweeted. | RELATED: | Russia Calls US Intervention in Venezuela 'Unacceptable' | "We will not allow the enemies of the state to once again rob the heroic Venezuelan people of their tranquility," he add…

teleSUR (2019-03-17). Russia Calls US Intervention in Venezuela 'Unacceptable'. telesurenglish.net The Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov announced a meeting with the United States special envoy to Venezuela Eliot Abrams, in which he will tell him face-to-face that a military intervention in the South American country is unacceptable. | RELATED | US, Canada, EU Join Forces to Intimidate Russia with Sanctions | The central approach to the meeting, which will take place March 19 in Rome, Italy hopes to convey the messages that "a military intervention by the United…

teleSUR (2019-03-17). Yemen: Houthis Warn They Could Target Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. telesurenglish.net Yemen's Houthi forces warned Saturday they could launch attacks against the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who are leading a military coalition against them. | RELATED: | Senate Rebukes Trump on Saudi Arabia Coalition in Yemen | "We have aerial photographs and coordinates of dozens of headquarters, facilities and military bases of the enemy," Houthi militia spokesman Yahya Saree said in comments carried by the militia's Al-Masirah channel. | "We have ma…

teleSUR (2019-03-17). Philippines Officially Out of International Criminal Court. telesurenglish.net The Philippines have officially withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC) Sunday a year after notifying the United Nations (U.N.) its resolution to leave. | RELATED: | 'Thuggish': Trump Imposes Visa Bans on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes in Afghanistan | The decision came as the international body, led by ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, launched an examination in 2018 into possible crimes against humanity committed by President Rodrigo Duterte's…

Bill Bigelow (2019-03-17). The Real Irish American Story Not Taught in Schools. globalresearch.ca "Wear green on St. Patrick's Day or get pinched." That pretty much sums up the Irish-American "curriculum" that I learned when I was in school. Yes, I recall a nod to the so-called Potato Famine, but it was mentioned only …

Ellen Brown (2019-03-17). Quantitative Easing and Universal Basic Income. globalresearch.ca Ellen Brown is an attorney, founder of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution. | Philip A Farruggio has a internet interview show, 'It's the Empire… Stupid' with …

Earth Justice (2019-03-17). Trump's Methylene Chloride Rule Leaves Workers Exposed to Deadly Chemical. globalresearch.ca Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a rule that leaves workers across the United States exposed to methylene chloride, a lethal chemical used in paint strippers that has already caused dozens of worker deaths. Breaking EPA's repeated promises to …

teleSUR (2019-03-17). President Maduro to Carry out Deep Government Restructuring. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will carry out a restructuring of the executive cabinet to protect the operation of the national government in the face of threats of external interference, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez reported Sunday. | In this regard, the head of state asked all cabinet members to place their positions at his disposal. | RELATED: | Venezuela Launches Drills to Protect Public Services | "President @NicolasMaduro has asked the entire executive Cabinet to put their r…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-03-17). "No War for Oil" as Thousands March Against US Intervention in Venezuela. therealnews.com As part of an international day against US intervention in Venezuela, a mobilization in Washington, DC with speakers Daniel Ellsberg and Jill Stein emphasized that Trump is only interested in Venezuela's resources, not in its human rights…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2019-03-17). Brazil to Open Indigenous Reserves to Mining Without Indigenous Consent. truthout.org For many years, international and Brazilian mining companies have dreamed of getting access to the mineral wealth lying beneath indigenous lands. And finally, the government of Jair Bolsonaro seems determined to give them that opportunity. On 4 March, while Brazilians were distracted by Carnival celebrations, the new Minister of Mines and Energy Admiral Bento Albuquerque announced plans to permit mining on indi…

≈Ωivadin Jovanoviƒá (2019-03-17). Lest We Forget, 20 Years Since the NATO Aggression Against Yugoslavia. globalresearch.ca The real problems in the Province of Kosovo and Metohija have been provoked by Albanian separatism and terrorism continuously supported by some western powers. This support was motivated by their geopolitical interests: weakening and fragmenting Serbia has always meant for …