2019-03-20: Social Media Postees

How corporate media pave way for war, then and now
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2019-03-20
For a decade, beginning in 1990, the U.S. and Western European propaganda machines indoctrinated their populations to support a war of aggression against Yugoslavia, which started on March 24, 1999. Yugoslav mother views wreckage of homes after NATO bombing in 1999 Now, on the 20th anniversary of that war, it . . . | Continue reading How corporate media pave way for war, then and now at Workers.org…

Mathematics Abel Prize Awarded to First Woman Recipient
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-20
The prestigious mathematics award, the Abel Prize, has been rewarded to the first female recipient since the first prize was initially awarded in 2003. | RELATED: | Bolivian Woman Scientist Wins Prestigious Prize in Ethnobotany | Mathematician and University of Texas Professor Karen Uhlenbeck was given the award "for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory and integrable systems, and for the fundamental impact of her work on analysi…

Countdown to "Full Spectrum Dominance"
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-20
Photograph Source DOD Updater Private ‚Ä¢ CC BY-SA 4.0 | The US is formally committed to dominating the world by the year 2020. With President Trump's new Space Directive-4, the production of laser-armed fighter jets as possible precursors to space weapons, and the possibility of nuclear warheads being put into orbit, the clock is ticking… | Back in 1997, the now-re-established US Space Command announced its commitment to "full spectrum dominance." The Vision for 20…

Global Kids Strike
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-20
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 wound its way towards Palestine. In 1212, a boy of 12 is said to have begun…

"Say It Ain't So, Joe:" the Latest Neoliberal from the War and Wall Street Party
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-20
Like an annoying rash that could become dangerous, the Wall Street and war wing of the Democratic Party is back for yet another reprise in its run in the 2020 presidential primary and election. Think these representatives of wealth and war and power went away with the mid-evening swing toward doom of the New York Times polls on election night…

Yankees Go Home! Global Mobilizations in Solidarity with Venezuela
Peoples Dispatch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-20
From Malaysia to the Argentina, peoples movements and organizations mobilized on Saturday March 16, to express their solidarity with Venezuela amid one of the most brutal attacks on the country by the US and its allies | *** | This weekend, movements …

Jailed Birds of a Feather May Sing Together
Walter Clemens | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-20
From childhood we learn that you can know somebody by his or her company. Our present president, Donald Trump, values loyalty. He favors people who like what he likes and who think like him. For his closest helpers, he has chosen people who have appeared devoted (or related) to him and who have endorsed goals…

Empedocles and You and Me
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-20
Perhaps you're not ecstatic About any pre-Socratic. I, though, obtain comfort from The theories of Empedocles, Even if they aren't true Though, maybe they are — Not the fourfold roots, But that which animates these, Permutating that which is: Eros and hatred. Well, of course it's Manichaean Which is démodé — but who's to say…

Failing Students on Climate Change
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-20
Last Friday hundreds of thousands of students around the globe walked out of classrooms to demand that our political leaders take concrete steps to address the deadly threat of climate change. They are right, of course, that the generations of their elders, from millennials to baby boomer grandparents, have failed in our responsibility to preserve…

The Sweet Smell of Madeleine
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-20
I usually don't go to concerts but this time the piano player was the wife of a friend, so I decided to attend her concert at the Italian House in New York, a beautiful mansion on the West side of 12th street in Manhattan. This is an area where several famous writers and artists lived,…

Ukania's Great Privatization Heist
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-20
Margaret Thatcher was very good at telling tall tales. Ukania's tragedy is that far too many Brits fell for these tales.Probably the biggest of these tales concerned the notion of a share-owning democracy.The idea here was simple, but utterly misguided — sell off the publicly-owned enterprises, and everyone will be able to buy shares in the newly privatized companies. By buying however many shares you want, you will become a part of Thatcher's great British share-owning democracy.

EU Dilemma: How to Deal with China
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-20
Facing China's irresistible rise all across the chessboard, and under relentless US pressure, the not exactly democratic EU leadership is on a backbreaking exercise to position itself between a geopolitical/geoeconomic rock and a hard place. | The 28-member EU holds a …

Reading Manifestos: Restricting Brenton Tarrant's "The Great Replacement"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-20
A censorious and censoring attitude has engulfed responses to the mental airings of the Christchurch shooter. Material in connection with Brenton Tarrant, the alleged gunman behind the killing of 50 individuals at two mosques in New Zealand, is drying …

Chile-Ecuador Mining Partnership Raises Environmental Concerns
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-20
A project jointly owned by the world's top copper producer Chilean Codelco, and Ecuadorean miner Enami EP has reached the advanced exploration stage despite receiving strong opposition from nearby communities. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Cuenca Says 'No' To Mines In El Cajas National Park | The Llurimagua copper project will be carried out about 80 kilometers northeast of Ecuador's capital, Quito, in the Imbabura Province. Though Codelco considered prospects in Brazil and Mexico, the 982-mi…

Bolsonaro Gov't Granted the US Power to Use Brazilian Base
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
Brasilia, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Brazil and the US signed an agreement by which the Jair Bolsonaro administration grants Washington power to use the aerospace launching base of Alcantara in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao.

United States Imposes More Sanctions on Venezuela
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
19 de marzo de 2019, 15: 13Washington, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States government announced Tuesday sanctions against the Venezuelan mining company Minerven and its president, Adrian Perdomo, for their relations with the Caracas executive.

America's Venezuela Strategy: Coup by Sheer Narrative Control
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-20
(CJ Opinion) — The Trump administration is working to overthrow the government of Venezuela. They are not at this time doing this by military invasion, nor by funneling thousands of armed militants into the country, nor even solely with starvation sanctions and CIA ops. The first and foremost means of overthrowing Venezuela's government currently being utilized by …

America’s Venezuela Strategy: Coup by Sheer Narrative Control

Venezuelan Gov't Extends Suspension of Work and Classes
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
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.

Venezuelan Armed Force Starts Ana Karina Rote Military Drills
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
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.

UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees Undergoes Budget Crisis
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
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.

Venezuela Is the Epicenter of a Regional Dispute, Lawmaker Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The US charge against Venezuela is part of its offensive to control the region, the lawmaker from the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Fernando Rivero, said on Tuesday.

There Are Terrorist Acts against Venezuela, Diplomat Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
Addis Abeba, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Charge d"Affaires in Ethiopia, Modesto Ruiz, considered that the political, economic and media attack against the government of Nicolas Maduro, led currently by the United States, is a terrorist act.

Russian Pabloites push for a "broad left" amid growing social discontent, advanced US preparations for regime change
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-20
The ultimate aim of the Russian Socialist Movement's proposed "broad left" is to divert the growing social and political opposition within the Russian working class into right-wing channels.

Venezuela's Recovery of Electrical Grid Advances after Sabotage
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
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.

Syrian President Highlights Cooperation with Iraq and Iran
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
Damascus, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) "The threat of terrorism has forced nations and governments of the region to coordinate efforts to fight this scourge and confront it," Syrian President Bashar Al Assad said on Tuesday.

Trump, Bolsonaro and the danger of fascism
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-20
Trump hailed the "shared values" between his government and that of a former military officer, who praises the Brazilian military dictatorship that jailed, tortured and murdered tens of thousands of workers and students.

US Supreme Court rules government can indefinitely detain immigrants years after release from criminal custody
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-20
The ruling emboldens the Trump administration in its fascistic war on immigrants, giving Immigration and Customs Enforcement a free hand to detain any migrant who has served time for an offense.

Puerto Rico's Government Was Warned Climate Catastrophe Was Coming, But Didn't Listen
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-03-20
Environmental activist Juan Rosario says that, after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico must do more to transition to renewable energy…

Reports underscore how close India and Pakistan came to all-out war in late February
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-20
Just three weeks ago, India and Pakistan became the first nuclear-armed powers to ever attack each other with warplanes.

Whose Blood, Whose Treasure?
William J. Astore | zcomm.org | 2019-03-20
America's Senior Generals Find No Exits From Endless War…

Trump Hails Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Wants Brazil in NATO
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-20
(ANTIWAR.COM) — President Trump's meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seems to be going well, with talk of a growing "North-South Axis," and increasing interest in trade relations as well as deepening military ties. While the most immediate impact was President Trump urging US rocket companies to use Brazil for space launches, arguing it is the "ideal …

Trump Hails Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Wants Brazil in NATO

Honduran Organizations Reject Meddling in Venezuela Internal Affairs
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
Tegucipalga, March 18 (Prensa Latina) On Monday, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (Copinh) rejected any type of participation in Venezuela"s internal affairs, including a military intervention.

WATCH: Independent Journalists Debunk Lies About Venezuela at the United Nations
Max Blumenthal | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-20
(GZ) — The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil spoke about Venezuela at a United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva on March 19. They joined former special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas on a panel titled "Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: Propaganda vs. reality." Full video: Max Blumenthal's testimony: Anya Parampil's testimony: By Max Blumenthal / The Grayzone …

WATCH: Independent Journalists Debunk Lies About Venezuela at the United Nations

Venezuela Denounces U.S. Violation of International Law
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
19 de marzo de 2019, 15: 35Caracas, March 19 (Prensa Latina) The forced and illegal occupation of some diplomatic offices of Venezuela in the United States is due to an interferenceist maneuver that attempts against the basic principles of International Law, denounced the constituent Julio Chavez.

Chavez Remains Inspiration for Revolutionaries, Maduro Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
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.

Protests of U.S. Puppet Theft of Venezuelan Diplomatic Bldgs
No Blood for Oil | indybay.org | 2019-03-20
The US appointed puppet tried to take over Venezuelan diplomatic buildings on 3/19/19, only to be met by Gloria LaRiva of ANSWER, Medea Benjamin of Code Pink and others to protest this theft of a foreign country's property by US puppets who promote privatization and theft of Venezuelan oil. See 2 minute video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4WR0V4Y…

 ¥I am Assessing all Options Against Venezuela ¥, Trump Restated
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
19 de marzo de 2019, 15: 22Washington, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump restated Tuesday he is assessing all options against Venezuela to overthrow the constitutional government of Nicolas Maduro.

Sri Lanka: Abbotsleigh Estate Workers Action Committee and SEP hold powerful conference
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-20
Over 100 people participated, including estate workers, workers from a diverse range of trades, students and a delegation from Sri Lanka's war-ravaged northern province.

Billions From Deutsche Bank: Despite Trump's Bankruptcies, Defaults, and Financial Malfeasance
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-03-20
The latest developments about Trump's relationship to Deutsche Bank could be the unraveling with Deutsche Bank and Trump facing a serious legal probe on bank fraud by the House Financial Services Committee chaired by Rep. Maxine Waters…

Russia Decries US Obstacles to Humanitarian Aid in Syria
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
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.

Support for the Family of Agustin Gonsalez asking for support tonight at the Hayward City
Jane Welford | indybay.org | 2019-03-20
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DPRK Says There Are No Chances for New Negotiations with the US (+Photo)
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
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.

Venezuela's Working on Creating Its Own Tech Platform
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
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.

New Factors Favor Economic Stability in Venezuela
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The participation of new factors in the Venezuelan economic sector favor the reduction of prices and the cessation of inflation in the nation, assured Monday businessman Orlando Camacho.

Mobilization in Brazil on April 7, One Year after Lula's Imprisonment
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
Brasilia, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Free Lula National Meeting, held in Sao Paulo, announced a big mobilization in Brazil on April 7, one year after the political imprisonment of the former president, the Workers Party (PT) announced.

Syria and China Sign 17-Million-Dollar Economic Agreement
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
Damascus, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Syria and China signed an agreement on economic and technical cooperation by virtue of which the Chinese Government will donate 100 million yuans (nearly 17 million dollars). The deal was penned by Imad Sabouni, head of the Syrian Agency for Planning and International Cooperation, and Phyong Biao, the ambassador of the People"s Republic of China.

Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction
Ellen Schwartz | indybay.org | 2019-03-20
Sierra 2 Center, Room 10, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818…

Brazil's Economic Activity Drops to 0.41 percent in January
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
18 de marzo de 2019, 15: 39Brasilia, March 18 (Prensa Latina) Brazil"s economy fell to 0.41 percent in January compared to December, according to the Central Bank"s Index of Economic Activity (IBC-Br) released Monday.

Venezuelan Justice Opens New Investigation Against Guaido
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
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.

Bay Nature Local Hero Awards Gala
Bay Nature | indybay.org | 2019-03-20
Berkeley City Club | 2315 Durant Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94704…

Warnings of New Zealand neo-Nazi attack were ignored
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-20
The question must be raised: has the far-right been allowed to operate freely because it enjoys sympathy and support from the police and intelligence agencies in Australia and New Zealand?

Hurricane Idai Rated Worst in Southern Africa
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
Pretoria, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program office (WFP) for Southern Africa warned on Tuesday the Idai cyclone is probably "the worst meteorological disaster recorded so far in the southern hemisphere of this planet."

Global Merchants of Death: US Increases Arms Sales by 29%
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-20
The U.S. continues to dominate the worldwide arms market, selling far more than any other country in the world, to over 100 countries. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's arms imports have tripled, according to SIPRI's latest report…

SF Bay Area activists demand end to imperialist aggression against Venezuela
Nick Pardee | indybay.org | 2019-03-20
On Saturday, March 9, a spirited rally and march took place in San Francisco demanding an end to U.S. imperialist aggression against Venezuela.

Venezuelan Opposition Must Desist from Violence, Atilio Boron Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
Caracas, (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition must desist from the violent strategy that currently causes so much damage to the people, Argentine sociologist and political scientist Atilio Boron said.

Third Suspected of Participating in Massacre Arrested in Brazil
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
19 de marzo de 2019, 15: 46Brasilia, March 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a third suspected of participating on March 13 in the organization of the massacre that left 10 deaths in the state school Raul Brasil, Suzano, state of Sao Paulo.

Venezuela Attends OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-20
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.

Video: Caracas Streets and Store — Food Crisis? See for Yourself!
Eva Bartlett | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
I filmed these scenes on March 10, but until now have been too busy and also lacking good enough internet to upload. | My objective in filming is not to say there is no poverty in Venezuela, nor to imply there …

VIDEO: The Grayzone testifies at the UN — 'Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: Propaganda vs. reality'
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-19
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil spoke about Venezuela at a United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva…

Twenty Years Ago: NATO's War of Aggression against Yugoslavia: Who are the War Criminals?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
The causes and consequences of this war have been the object of a vast media disinformation campaign, which has sought to camouflage NATO and US war crimes.

Venezuela coup supporters break into NYC Consulate
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-19
New York, NY – An emergency action was held at the Venezuelan Consulate in New York City, March 18, after news broke that supporters of the Venezuelan coup were let into Consulate by the State Department. One of the participants was live-tweeting the takeover, claiming that they "assumed control" of the Consulate. | A crowd of 30 people gathered in front of the Consulate, waving a Venezuelan flag and leading chants against the coup. Attendees attempted to go into the Consulate six times, and some hecklers trolled the action, but were quickly shouted down by the protesters. | The call was spread by No War on Venez…

An Arab NATO with Israel's participation — a new weapon for globalists against the Iranian "threat"
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-19
The reasons for Saudi Arabia's gravitation toward Israel Iran and Saudi Arabia have experienced a great deal of tension in their relations in recent years. These tensions started with the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr (a Shia cleric who opposed the Saudi regime) and peaked when a number of Iranian Anti-Saudi protesters stormed the Saudi …

Minnesotans protest Senator Klobuchar's pro-war record
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-19
Minneapolis, MN – On March 15, 30 protesters gathered in front of Senator Amy Klobuchar's Minneapolis office to condemn her support for the Trump administration policy of regime change in Venezuela and support of U.S. aid to Israel. Since Klobuchar has kicked off her presidential campaign, the Twin Cities anti-war movement has responded by holding multiple protests, including a picket at her presidential announcement at Boom Island, to draw attention to the senator's long record of voting for military aid and U.S. intervention. | Responding to the savage and racist mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, Mis…

Turning Algeria Into a Necrocracy
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
Let us now praise famous men. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, for example. What goes on in his comatose brain? What moves in the 82-year old heart of the zombie president who — as the Algerians protesting his fifth attempt at presidential power have just discovered — will now stay on as a coffin-leader into next year. Or, who knows, the…

What Republicans and Billionaires Really Mean When They Talk About 'Freedom'
Thom Hartmann | commondreams.org | 2019-03-19
Right-wing Tea Party protesters demonstrate in front of the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 6, 2011 urging for government spending cut. (Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

The Taliban Is Ascendant as Afghanistan Hangs in the Balance
Zubeida Mustafa | truthdig.com | 2019-03-19
The tables have turned. The Taliban, the militants who sheltered the 9/11 attackers and earned the wrath of America, are now meeting their arch-nemesis in Doha, Qatar. Conducting the talks is Zalmay Khalilzad, a senior diplomat of Afghan descent who is currently serving as the U.S. State Department's Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. | Since August 2018, the two parties have met five times. Last Tuesday, Ambassador Khalilzad tweeted: "Just finished a marathon round of talks with the Taliban in Doha. The conditions for peace have improved. It's clear all sides want to end the war. Despite ups…

Iraq War Anniversary Reminds Us That Regime Change Has a Disastrous Track Record
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-03-19
Washington, D.C. — March 19, 2019 — On the eve of the 16-year anniversary of the Iraq War, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "The U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 remains one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Thousands of …

Truth, Freedom and Peace Will Prevail in Rwanda
Robin Philpot | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
I would first like to thank the International Women's Network for Democracy and Peace honouring me with this Award that bears the name of a great patriot and fighter for freedom, peace and democracy, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. But I would also like to congratulate the Network for its extraordinary work. Like Victoire, you and your…

The Death of Peace: How the US Empire Starts Wars, But Refuses to End Them
William Astore | commondreams.org | 2019-03-19
Armed forces carry a transfer case covered with an American flag during a dignified transfer for fallen service member Sergeant Leandro A.S. Jasso on November 27, 2018 in Dover, Delaware. Sgt. Jasso of Leavenworth, Washington was killed in Afghanistan while engaging enemy forces. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Lawyer brings pieces of history back to Vietnam
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-19
American lawyer Nancy Hollander recently handed 450 documents, photographs and other memorabilia concerning the first meeting between the Vietnamese Women's Union and the U.S. Women Strike for Peace Organisation in Jakarta in 1965, to the Vietnamese Women's Museum. | Source…

Rohingya Women Request ICC Probe Into Genocide
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-19
Female Rohingya refugees have created a support group called Shanti Mohila (peace women) in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district. | RELATED: | The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched And Blamed | None of these women knew each other before fleeing Myanmar more than a year ago but grief and trauma brought them together leading them to meet frequently in refugee camps. | "Our fathers and brothers shot, our sisters and mothers raped. Little children were cut into pieces and…

No Troop Withdrawal: The US is Planning the "Permanent Occupation" of Syria?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
Trump lied about winning against ISIS, the scourge the US created and supports, along with al-Qaeda, its al-Nusra offshoot, and other jihadist groups. | Last December, he lied saying | "(o)ur boys, our young women, our men — they're all coming back | …

AIPAC Is Coming to Town — Again! Yet Another Concession to Netanyahu Prior to Israel Elections
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
The Trump Administration has delivered yet another concession to Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of parliamentary elections: the Israeli military occupation of much of the Palestinian West Bank and of the Golan Heights will no longer …

Marty Gottesfeld: Another Whistleblower in Solitary Confinement
John Kiriakou | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-19
Last year I wrote about a whistleblower from New England who took direct action to save a child's life and who paid for it with his freedom. Marty Gottesfeld is now serving 10 years in prison for trying to save Justina Pelletier from abuse at the hands of her doctors at Children's Hospital in Boston. | At the age of 14, Justine developed searing stomach pain and inexplicable digestive problems. Her parents took her to a series of doctors until a metabolic geneticist at…

Shadow Wars — The Secret Struggle for the Middle East
Jim Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
Christopher Davidson has gathered a huge amount of …

ACLU: The U.S. Is Acting Like an Authoritarian Regime by Barring ICC Officials Probing War Crimes
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-19
The Trump administration has barred International Criminal Court investigators from entering the United States. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the U.S. will start denying visas to members of the ICC who may be investigating alleged war crimes by the U.S. military in Afghanistan. In September, national security adviser John Bolton threatened U.S. sanctions against ICC judges if they continued to investigate alleged war crimes committed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan. A 2016 ICC report accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report…

Selected Articles: The Planet Is Collapsing Before Our Very Eyes
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

Elizabeth Warren Gets the Argument Against the Electoral College Exactly Right
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-03-19
Elizabeth Warren Gets the Argument Against the Electoral College Exactly Right…

America's Generals Have Learned Nothing From Our Failed Wars
William Astore | thenation.com | 2019-03-19
America's Generals Have Learned Nothing From Our Failed Wars…

Venezuela Beneath the Skin of Imperialism
Jimmy Centeno | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
Twenty-Five minutes into the Mission Impossible film starring Tom Cruise, there's a scene of a high-jacked train. Amongst the high-jackers their conversation reveals an exquisite U.S. imperialistic Machiavellian monologue, past and present: "you are defined by who you hate" and "once you know who you hate, everything works." It is probably one of the most…

Gold Fever? US Treasury Sanctions Venezuela Gold Mining Company
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-19
The U.S. Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions on Tuesday against Venezuela's state-run gold mining company Minerven, which is part of the Venezuelan Guayana Corporation (CVG) holding. | RELATED: | Venezuela Lost Billions as Result of US-led Sanctions: Maduro | As part of the ongoing sanctions and attempts to destabilize the Venezuelan government, the U.S. government announced the new measure that aims to block state mining assets and prohibit U.S citizens from dealing wit…

With Helms-Burton, U.S. out to freeze foreign investment in Cuba
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-19
Already embarked upon overthrowing Venezuela's socialist government, the Trump administration is now renewing its efforts to squash Cuba as well, and Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act is joining an arsenal of weapons employed by the U.S. in what Cubans regard as genocidal aggression. This is the latest addition to the U.S.' long record …

Giving a Voice to the Venezuelan People: An Interview with Reinaldo Iturriza
Reinaldo Iturriza — ROAR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-19
Venezuelan sociologist and former government minister Reinaldo Iturriza calls on the international left to place itself firmly on the side of Venezuela's popular struggles.

Diaz-Canel Defends Cuban Doctors' Work in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-19
Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, rejected Tuesday the U.S. media accusations regarding the political activities supposedly carried out by Cuban doctors, who have been working in the Venezuelan Barrio Adentro Mission since 2003. | RELATED: | Cuban-Venezuelan Program Returns Eyesight to 700,000 Bolivians | According to an article published by the Ne…

Who's to blame for the crisis in Venezuela? A response to Gabriel Hetland
Jorge Martín | mronline.org | 2019-03-19
Jorge Martin takes recent Gabriel Hetland articles to task, questioning the liberal left's assessment of the current situation and the solutions proposed. | Source…

PATRICK LAWRENCE: Why the Dust Won't Settle After Mueller's Report
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-19
It won't be "full and thorough" and Democrats will continue to look for political payoff from Russia-gate, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Last week gave us mounting indications that Robert Mueller has finished his two-year… Read more ?…

Special Counsel Zeroed In on Cohen Early, Documents Show
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-19
NEW YORK–Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe. | The heavily blacked-out records, released by a judge at the request of news organizations, show that Mueller was investigating Cohen by July 2017 — much earlier than previously known. | That was two months after Mueller was appointed to investigate Moscow's election interference and practically a year before an FBI raid on Cohen's home and office. | The ful…

The US Is Pushing Lebanon into the Arms of Iran and Russia: US Sanctions Affect the Local Economy
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
Lebanon is expecting the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week at a time when the Lebanese economic-political map is being redrawn and while Lebanon is suffering its most serious economic downturnin recent history. | Reasons for the …

Scott Walker's Failure, Progressive Wisconsin's Win: Milwaukee's 2020 Democratic Party Convention
Jeffrey Sommers — Christopher Fons | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
Still smarting from their Wisconsin gubernatorial loss, Scott Walker's chief publicist/polemicist, Christian Schneider, advanced an Op-Ed last week in the Washington Post in response to the Democratic Party's Milwaukee placement of their 2020 convention. The Op-Ed reads like an attempt to position Walker for a political comeback. Milwaukee's convention threatens Walker's political future, because despite…

Day of Wrath
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
"In all times some must be rich, some poore, some highe and eminent in power and dignitie; others mean in subjeccion." — John Winthrop, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (A Model of Christian Charity, 1630) "I think I can see the whole destiny of America contained in the first Puritan who landed on those shores."

The Dangers of Values: Brenton Tarrant, Fraser Anning and the Christchurch Shootings
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
The argument that the Christchurch shooter, suspect Brenton Tarrant, or the views of Australia's Senator Fraser Anning, seemingly holding a lone torch, are somehow not representative of the broader whole, be it Australia or New Zealand, is a self-deflecting exercise. They are the uncomfortable mirrors of ruin, actual and perceived. They are the voices of people…

Let Big Pharma Build the Wall
Jeff Sher | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
Allow me to present a modest proposal that should serve to resolve all this anxiety and confusion about where to get the money to build THE WALL along our southern border with Mexico: Let Big Pharma build THE WALL. Seriously. This idea should make President Trump deliriously happy. It's capitalism friendly. Everyone knows you can…

Time for Change at NewsGuild?
Steve Early | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
The 21,000-member NewsGuild, an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), is a rarity in organized labor. It's one of the few national unions that lets all members vote for its top officers, instead of choosing them at a convention limited to local union delegates. Unfortunately, this democratic union, which has recently experienced major growth,…

Ukrainian Presidential Elections: Authoritarianism in Action
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
March 2019 is notable in…

Stealing Syria's Gold: US Is Behaving as True Looters Do
Viktor Mikhin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
According to the agency South Front, the United States has transported approximately 50 tons of gold from the regions occupied by ISIS in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate. The Kurdish news source reports that the gold was stolen from Syria, and …

Anti-Semitism and "The Israel Project"
Askiah Adam | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
Israel is off-limits. The criminalisation of anti-Semitism means nothing short of this. In fact, France's President Macron says anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism and both are now legally defined as "hate crimes". Will this be a global precursor? Will …

For Those Who Value Global Research: We Need Your Support!
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
We are — as a society — inundated and overwhelmed with a flood of information from a wide array of sources, but these sources of information, by and large, serve the powerful interests and individuals that own them with the aim of controlling public perception and justifying their agendas.

Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Cyprus' Heritage
Nick Kampouris | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the Turkish invaders committed on the beautiful Mediterranean island. | But less known is the continuous effort by …

Planetary Collapse Threatens Our Survival: A New Study Says that More than 1,200 Species "Will Almost Certainly Face Extinction"
Michael Snyder | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
We are witnessing a worldwide environmental collapse, and nobody seems to know how to stop it. As you will see below, a study that was just released that looked at more than 5,000 species of birds, mammals and amphibians discovered …

The Difficulty of Writing for Americans
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
Writing for Americans, unless for their entertainment, is a challenging undertaking. One reason is that many, especially of the younger generations, no longer have a concept of objective truth. | For them "truth" is simply a bias reflecting one's race, gender, …