2019-03-22: Social Media Postees

Democratic Hopefuls Reject AIPAC
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-23
So far no Democratic presidential candidates have committed to speaking at this year's American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference. Is this a shift in Democratic foreign policy towards Israel? What does this mean for AIPAC, one of the country's most influential lobby groups?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivers Russia probe inquiry report
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-23
The report to the US Justice Department late Friday brings to a conclusion the 22-month investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

Veteran photographer calls on young people to chronicle today's "social wars"
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-23
"There isn't a city in England you can't go to and find some poverty and unhappiness and tragedies."–Don McCullin…

Twenty years ago. NATO's War on Yugoslavia: Bill Clinton Worked Hand in Glove with Al Qaeda: "Helped Turn Bosnia into Militant Islamic Base"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
March 24, 1999, Twenty years ago. NATO's War on Yugoslavia | Bill Clinton supported Al Qaeda in Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s as confirmed by RPC Congressional documents; Hillary Clinton has supported Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh) in …

The Globalization of War and The Globalization of Poverty — Two Books by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
Special Price: $29.00 for two books! — Pre-order, books will ship early April 2019: | Click here to pre-order! (Books will ship early April 2019) | The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky | America's hegemonic project in …

Chile: Activists Protest Against US-Backed Prosur
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-22
Chilean social and political organizations were holding demonstrations Friday against the Forum for the Latin American Progress and Development (Prosur), a meeting convened by the right-wing Latin American governments which are coordinating actions to dissolve the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and consolidate the U.S. interventionist agenda against Venezuela. | RELATED: | Uruguay President Criticizes Prosur Initiative, 'Will Produce Same Errors' | The citize…

Elizabeth Warren & Activists Target the Electoral College
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-22
Embedded in the Constitution, the Electoral College may be hard to eliminate. Our guest John R. Koza of National Popular Vote thinks it can be remade to serve the popular will…

Brazilian Social Leader and 'Defender of Life' Dies
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-22
Brazilian social leader, Dilma Ferreira Silva, and other activists were killed Friday in the rural Parana, Brazil, the Movement of the Affected by Dams (MAB), an organization which fights for water and electricity rights for the public, reports. | RELATED: | 'Bolsonaro is a Murderer' Signs Greet Brazilian President in US | Ferreira, together with two male activists, one of whom was her partner were killed in the Salvador Allende settlement rural area of Baiao municipality, altho…

Nicaragua Gov't, Opposition to Negotiate With 'Mutual Respect'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-22
Delegations from the Government of Reconciliation and National Unity and from the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy held the 11th and 12th sessions of the Negotiation Roundtables for Agreement and Peace on Thursday and Friday, in Nicaragua, according to a press release. | RELATED: | Nicaraguan Government and Opposition Resume Peace Talks | The statement d…

The Insanity of a New Hypersonic Nuclear Cruise Missile Arms Race
Dave Lindorff | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
The Bush, Obama and Trump administration have broken two very important promises, or treaties, with Russia and it's going to be very costly and dangerous for us and for the world thanks to them. | The first broken promise was the …

Daniel Ellsberg Calls Chelsea Manning "an American Hero"
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
Two years after being released from prison where she had served seven years for exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, Chelsea Manning was jailed once again for refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and …

Venezuelan Authorities Detain Guaido Henchman for "Terrorist Cell" Involvement
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
Overnight Thursday, Venezuelan police arrested and detained three Guaido henchmen, two now released, the third still held. | Interior Minister Nestor Reverol accused Roberto Marrero of planning armed terrorist attacks in the country, saying the following: | An "investigation carried out by | …

Trump to Recognize Israeli Control over Syria's Golan Heights? Bypassing the UN Security Council
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
Donald Trump. Consistently showing one-sided support for Israel, it appears so. In May 2018, his regime moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — a world body-designated international city, recognized by nearly all UN member states. | Israel illegally …

The sun's impact on Earth and weather celebrated, as planet marks World Meteorological Day
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-22
Against a background of serious warnings against the effects of climate change, World Meteorological Day this year celebrates the crucial role played by the sun in powering all life on Earth, and in driving the weather, ocean currents and the hydrological cycle.

Venezuela Celebrates UN 'Multilateralism And Diplomacy Victory'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-22
Venezuela Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced, on Twitter, a democratic victory for the Bolivarian Republic after a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) approved a Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (Mnoal) resolution. | RELATED: | Guaido's 'Terrorist' Collaborator Arrested in Venezuela: Govt | Thursday the UNHRC votes included 27 for, five abstentions and 15 against to favor of the resolution, which was presented by the South American country to expose the negative effec…

U.S. steps up diplomatic, economic pressure on Venezuela
Marco Terrugi | workers.org | 2019-03-22
With Jair Bolsonaro standing at his side in Washington [on March 19], Donald Trump repeated the now standard line — all options are on the table — referring to Venezuela. Bolsonaro, who had said it was necessary to "liberate Venezuela," also confirmed what was already known — his refusal to . . . | Continue reading U.S. steps up diplomatic, economic pressure on Venezuela at Workers.org…

Venezuela builds health sovereignty, in defiance of the U.S. government
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-22
Chicago, IL – On March 20, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro visited Jipana, a large automated warehouse in the state of Miranda. Built with the cooperation of Chinese experts, Jipana – made up of five warehouses across Venezuela – has the capacity to store and distribute 100% of the antibiotic, hypoglycemic, hypertensive and analgesic needs for the tens of thousands of free community clinics that make up Mission Barrio Adentro, as well as all of the anti-malarial, anti-retroviral, anti-parasitic and contraceptive needs of the Mission's nationwide ambulance service. | While at…

Venezuela President: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in 'Criminal' Measure
Paul Dobson | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
The move comes as the UN warned this week that US economic measures against Venezuela will have an "impact on human rights and wellbeing of the people."

UPDATED: US Sanctions Venezuelan Bank After Guaido Aide Accused of Leading 'Terrorist Cell'
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-22
After vowing "consequences" over Marrero's arrest, the US Treasury sanctioned Venezuela's development bank BANDES.

Ferry capsizes near Mosul, UN chief offers solidarity, support 'as needed'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-22
As many Iraqis across the country celebrated Norwuz, the first day of spring, a passenger ferry in the Tigris River capsized on Thursday, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to offer the United Nations' support "as needed".

Robert Dreyfuss and Diana Duarte on the Media's Role in Iraq War
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-03-22

U.S. Special Operations: The New Face of America's War Machine
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
The U.S. military industrial complex does not desire large winnable wars, but "low-intensity" conflicts that last as long as possible. That is how the system retains power, maintains profits, and remains relevant.

U.S. to International Criminal Court: We Will Break Your Legs
Andre Vltchek | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
If the ICC begins and is allowed to investigate crimes against humanity committed by the West, the entire twisted concept of the U.S. and Europe being pioneers of freedom and democracy could easily and quickly collapse.

Bad News for The News: The Fox-Disney Merger Again Shortens the Media Menu
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA — The long-rumored Fox-Disney merger was made official Wednesday, as Disney closed on its purchase of much of Rupert Murdoch's media empire. The $73.1 dollar "merger" — more accurately described as an acquisition — continues a worrying trend of media consolidation and gives Disney control and ownership over a historic 35 to 40 percent of…

Boeing 737 Max Case is Latest Example of Why Industry Can't Regulate Itself
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
Bound by laws and the competition of the market, corporations cannot be trusted to put human life before profit. Freeing companies from the "red tape" of regulation will inevitably lead to a Wild West in air travel, where accidents like the Ethiopian and Lion crashes occur more frequently.

Gaza March of Return Architect Abu Artema Celebrates Its First-Year Anniversary
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
"Why would we die here in silence? We want our message to reach the world. We want to say to the world 'here there is a people. A people searching for a life of dignity, human rights and freedom.'" — Ahmed Abu Artema, architect of The March of Return…

World Powers Slam Trump's Disregard for UN Resolutions on Golan
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-22
China called Friday on "all concerned parties" to respect the United Nations Security Council resolutions on the Golan Heights, a request that comes after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian territory. | RELATED: | Trump Meddles Again, Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Land | "Regarding t…

ACLU Calls for Public Release of Mueller Report on Russia Investigation
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22

So What if Trump "Recognizes" "Israel's" Annexation of the Golan?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
Who really cares what Trump says when nobody's words one way or the other are going to change the reality that "Israel" probably won't be dislodged from the occupied Golan Heights anytime soon, especially not when Russian troops are enforcing …

It's Mueller Time: ACLU Demands DOJ 'Swiftly' Release Special Counsel Report to the Public
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
"The American people have a right to know if President Trump and his associates coordinated with Russia to interfere in our elections, the full extent of Russian efforts to affect our elections, and any attempts to interfere with Special Counsel Mueller's investigation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

In Boston, People Are Charged With Crimes That Waste Taxpayers' Money and Prosecutors' Time
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-22
When people in Boston are charged with certain low-level crimes and misdemeanors, prosecutors dismiss the charges nearly 60 percent of the time. | America's growing awareness of mass incarceration and the over-incarceration of people of color has sparked something nationwide: From Birmingham to Boston, voters are electing progressive, reform-minded prosecutors., , Suffolk County District Attorney candidate Rachael Rollins last year announced that, if elected, her office would decline to prosecute 15 misdemeanors and…

Where US Defense Spending Dollars Go: Top Ten States. "Vote Buying: This Is Why People Support Perpetual War"
Mike "Mish" Shedlock | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
A defense report, revised in March 2019 for fiscal year 2017, shows what states benefit the most from defense spending. |

Please the US department of Defense report on Defense Spending by State for fiscal year 2017 as revised in March …


European States Destroying Themselves with Servile US Obedience
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
This article was originally published on August 24, 2017 on The Duran. | This century alone has borne witness to former Warsaw Pact members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania not only joining the European Union, but also NATO — an imperial branch …

Community Rallies To Defend Community Garden
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-22
The largest community garden in Baltimore is aiming to make Baltimore more sustainable and push the city toward zero-waste, but it is under threat of demolition by the city…

Golan Heights: Trump Aims to 'Shore up' Support for Netanyahu Ahead of Israeli Vote
Ali Harb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
Donald Trump's announcement that Washington will recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is an effort to boost the re-election chances of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, analysts said. | The US president's comments, made on …

Video: ISIS Influence Is Still Strong in US-controlled Part of Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the US-led coalition have broken through the ISIS defense near al-Baghuz village and eliminated a major part of the ISIS-held pocket in the area. A small group of ISIS members still holds a part …

Might Makes Right: Trump Endorses Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-22
Trump tweeted that the US should recognize Israel's annexation of Syria's Golan Heights, which Israel has been occupying for 52 years. TRNN's Shir Hever explores what this means for the region…

Trump Reversing New Sanctions on North Korea
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-22
PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary explaining that he "likes" leader Kim Jong Un and doesn't think they're necessary. | It's unclear, however, which sanctions the president was referencing in his tweet, which took Treasury officials by surprise. | "It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea," Trump wrote from his private club in Palm Beach. | "I have today ordered the wi…

4 South Korean Men Nabbed For Filming, Streaming Motel Guests
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-22
Four men have been accused of installing spy cameras in motel rooms, in South Korea, to live stream guests engaging in sexual acts. The cameras were found in 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 cities, with 1,600 victims reported. There is no evidence linking the businesses to the crimes. | RELATED: | Chile: Website Behind Nude Photos Of Women, Minors Sued | Two of the men are in custody, while the remaining two are being investigated for their roles in the illicit operation. TV boxe…

Billionaires May Pose the Single Greatest Threat to American Democracy
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-22
Wealthy scions like Rupert Murdoch and the Mercers are ginning up hate to divide us. The only answer is solidarity among working people.

March Madness: Unionize the NCAA
Brian Wakamo | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-22
When Zion Williamson's foot broke through the sole of his Nike shoe on February 20th, the sporting world stood still. The consensus number one player in college basketball was playing in the biggest game of the season–North Carolina versus Duke–and suffered his startling injury in the opening minute. Williamson's sprained knee cost Nike $1.1 billion …

How Billionaires Are Using Hate to Divide Us
Leo Gerard | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
To erode that solidarity, some billionaire hedge fund owners and multinational CEOs work to divide workers. (Photo: United Steelworkers/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Pompeo Says Trump Sent by God to Save Israel
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-22
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo proclaimed Thursday that "The Lord is at work here" regarding Trump's meddling in Middle East affairs between Israel and Iran, in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. | RELATED: | Video: Israeli Troops Arrest 10-year-old at Palestinian School | The question posed, which reveals as much about the interviewer as it does the politics of the religious station, was whether "President Trump right now has been sort of raised…

Seymour Hersh's Anonymous Sources
Mike Lofgren | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
Oliver North testifies before the Senate's Iran-Contra committee in 1987. (Photo: National Archives) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

U.S. on the Hunt for Iranian "Ghost Tankers". Targeting Vessels Transporting Iranian Crude Oil
Irina Slav | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
When Washington announced the return of economic sanctions against Iran, the main idea was pretty clear: cut exports of vital oil to zero to paralyze the economy and prompt a change in government. Waivers followed, however, as well as reports …

Kiwis Mark #HeadscarfForHarmony As Schools Review Hijab Policy
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-22
Friday women, men and children across New Zealand were moved to donned headscarves to show solidarity for Muslim women and express support for the victims of the March 15 terrorist attack on two mosques. | RELATED: | Funerals Begin for New Zealand Mosques Shooting Victims | The 'Headscarf for Harmony' movement, conceptualized by Auckland medical doctor Thaya Ashman, seeks to unify Kiwis who are being called upon to attire themselves in headwear which honors the traditional Muslim hija…

'Mosques should be safe havens, not sites of terror', says Guterres announcing UN plan to help safeguard religious sites
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-22
In the wake of a horrific mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has announced his intention to launch a UN action plan for the safeguarding of religious sites, declaring that "mosques and all places of prayer and contemplation should be safe havens, not sites of terror."

The Supreme Court and US-Israel Dual Citizenship
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
As AIPAC preps for its annual policy conference entitled "Connected for Good" with an expected attendance of 20,000 committed Zionists, its most zealous Zionist Congressional supporters will also likely be in attendance; that is, those who have signed the loyalty …

Through the Years with Bernie Sanders
Greg Guma | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
We first met in late 1971 at a Meet the Candidates event in the home of a friend in North Bennington. Bernie was in his first race and already aiming for the top — the US Senate. I was a …

Ontario Tories Deliver Us from Liberal "Ideology" with Massive Cuts to Education
Dudley Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
Education Minister Lisa Thompson, walked up to the podium at the Ontario Science Centre on Friday to tell Ontarians about her plan for education. But first, she took a shot at the Liberal Party. Liberal "ideology" she claimed, got …

U.S. to the International Criminal Court (ICC): We Will Break Your Legs
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
Well, not exactly like that, but in a way, yes. Now, finally, 'the gloves are off'. The U.S. is openly threatening the historically timid ICC (International Criminal Court) and its judges. And unexpectedly, the ICC is hitting back. It refuses …

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Global Value Chains Need to be Built
Zhang Zhongyuan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has brought new opportunities to countries along the route to participate in global value chains. | In recent years, many developed economies have implemented the strategies of re-industrialization and reshoring of manufacturing industries to gain …

Director Almodovar Bares All in New Film 'Pain and Glory'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-22
Spanish Film Director Pedro Almodovar bares all in his newest masterpiece "Dolor y Gloria" (Pain and Glory), which hit Spanish theaters Friday. | RELATED: | Brazil: Film on Gay Conversion Therapy Pulled From Theaters | Despite promises of never creating an autobiography of any kind, the 69-year-old director paints the silver screens once more in his signature shades of bright blue and crimson red to tell a story of love, mou…

Meteor or alien invasion? Los Angeles skies set ablaze — nothing to panic about, police say (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-22
After detecting odd, unidentified streaks of light disturbing the evening sky, thousands of Los Angeles residents confused the breathtaking wingsuit flying skills of Red Bull Air Force with a meteor flyby, even an alien invasion. | …

Brazil's PT Advocates for True Justice under Law
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-22
Brasilia, Mar 22 ( Prensa Latina) Brazil"s Workers" Party (PT) expects that prisons in the country will be decreed on the basis of consistent facts, respecting the legal process and not for speculation and denunciation without proof.

DPRK to Never Give up its Own Existence
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-22
Pyongyang, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will never give up its own existence, even if it dies of hunger, an editorial in the daily Rodon Sinmun noted on Friday.

With a Hard Brexit Looming, UK Invites 10,000 Foreign Troops Over for Military Exercises
MintPress News Desk | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
The U.K. government's martial-law option for Brexit would allow government ministers to impose curfews and travel bans, confiscate private property, and deploy the armed forces to any U.K. location of their choosing.

Time to celebrate? Trump say ISIS fully destroyed in Syria. US-backed militants disagree
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-22
US President Trump has again boasted of victory over Islamic State terrorists. This time they've supposedly fully lost territorial control in Syria, but US-backed militants actually fighting IS on the ground disputed this claim. | …

Venezuelans: 'We want to resolve our problems by ourselves'
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-22
"Why don't you go to Venezuela and speak to people living there to find out what is really going on?" | Invariably, any article or post on social media presenting a different view to that pushed by the corporate media would prompt numerous comments such as this — almost always from people not in Venezuela and who, mostly, have never been there. | So Green Left Weekly decided to take up the challenge. | In early March, together with freelance journalist Joe Montero and solidarity activist Lucho Riquelme, I went to Venezuela as part of a fact-finding mission coordinated by the Melbourne-based Latin American S…

No new indictments!? Mueller concludes Russiagate probe, Dems demand 'underlying evidence'
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-22
After two years investigating President Donald Trump's alleged 'collusion' with Russia during the 2016 elections, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has at last delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr for review. | …

Venezuelans: 'We want to resolve our problems by ourselves'
Federico Fuentes | zcomm.org | 2019-03-22
Why are governments of countries like Australia and the media refusing to speak to people living in Venezuela to find out what is really going on?>…

Priti Patel and Boris Johnson: The "Odd Couple" Unfit for Purpose in Any Post Brexit UK Government
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
The link between Priti Patel, her running mate Boris Johnson, and the Right-wing Likud party of nuclear Israel's embattled Prime Minister Netanyahu (currently facing corruption charges) is no secret. However, stranger things have come to pass. In the …

As 2020 Democrats Steer Clear, Progressive Groups Urge Pelosi and Schumer to #SkipAIPAC
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
"AIPAC doesn't speak for a growing number of American Jews, progressives, and human rights advocates who want a just peace for Israel/Palestine." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Venezuela: Despite the crisis, Chavez's legacy endures
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-22
Given the media barrage surrounding Venezuela's "humanitarian crisis", recent tensions on the Venezuela-Colombia border, and talks of "military options" and coup attempts, it was hard to know what to expect on returning to the country for the first time in five years. | I envisaged a country on a knife's edge, particularly as I arrived in Caracas on March 5. This was the day after opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó re-entered the country and the anniversary of the death of Hugo Chávez, predecessor to elected President Nicolás Maduro. | Yet, the capital was remarkably quiet. It w…

Rally to Boycott Everysight #StopElbit at the Sea Otter Classic
CODEPINK Women for Peace | indybay.org | 2019-03-22
Sea Otter Classic | Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca | 1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93908…

2019 Art & Writing Challenge & Youth Activist Grant
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-03-22
Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center at Our Savior's Lutheran | 1035 Carol Lane | Lafayette, CA 94549…

Media Silent as Israel's Largest Banks Pay Over $1 Billion in Fines for US Tax Evasion Schemes
Whitney Webb | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-22
Similar revelations about other banks and offshore tax-evasion schemes — such as those contained in the Panama Papers — led to global protests and even the resignations of some world leaders. (MPN) — Israel's three largest banks — Hapoalim Bank, Leumi Bank and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank — have all been ordered to pay record fines, which …

Venezuela Claims US Withholding $5 Billion of Medical Supplies
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-22
Maduro's accusations came at a government re-launch of the pharmaceutical sector. (VA) — The US government is withholding US $5 billion which was meant for the purchase of medicines and raw materials used in medical production, President Nicolas Maduro claimed Wednesday. Speaking from Miranda State, Maduro denounced that US authorities "have 'kidnapped' US $5 billion [in] one …

Venezuela Claims US Withholding $5 Billion of Medical Supplies

Social Organizations Adjust Political Agenda 2025 in Bolivia
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-22
La Paz, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian social organizations are Friday committed to internal debates to enrich the government program and Agenda 2025 towards the Bicentennial celebration of the South American nation.

Not in Ben Dover's Backyard?
NIBDBY Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2019-03-22
Regular watchdog readers of "Ben Dover" and his "Weekly Dump" column published by the Santa Mierda Network are acutely aware of his hateful rants levied against homeless people struggling to survive in Santa Cruz. Following Tuesday night's Santa Cruz City Council meeting, however, "Ben" went ballistic. He was reacting to council's decision to locate a new city sanctioned homeless camp downtown at Lot 24 next to Depot Park. Here's the dig for Ben: the homeless camp, once established, will be directly in his neighborhood, and in his backyard, so to speak.

'In a Just World, It Would Be Treated as Crime Against Humanity': New Report Exposes Big Oil's Real Agenda
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
In the years since the 2015 Paris agreement, the world's top five Big Oil firms collectively have spent more than a billion dollars on "misleading" branding and lobbying to "capture the public and political narrative" on the climate crisis while they continue expanding their fossil fuel operations. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Venezuela's future depends on China, Russia
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2019-03-22
If China and Russia are able to withstand the US pressure — and build alternative financial mechanisms — then a multipolar order can come into being. If they fail, then the world will remain under unipolar dominance…

Islamophobia and Hate at UCSC in Light of the NZ Terrorist Attack
End Racism at UCSC | indybay.org | 2019-03-22
I am one of the students that was called a "terrorist" among other terrible things by a BSOE professor on countless occasions due to my appearance and Palestinian, Muslim heritage. Right at the top, I want to express my deepest gratitude to those who signed the petition demanding UCSC take action in this matter. Your support has given both the other complainant and I tremendous inner-strength. It has helped me claw back some of my humanity, and I genuinely cannot thank you enough.

Art & Poetry: Peace and War
Yemeni Alliance Committee | indybay.org | 2019-03-22
Eastside Arts Alliance: 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606-5003, United States…

Millions of Nigerians Lack Access to Safe Water, UNICEF Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-22
Abuja, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Nearly four million people lack access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria, warned the United Nations Children"s Fund (UNICEF) office there on Friday.

Protests of U.S. Puppet Theft of Venezuelan Diplomatic Bldgs
No Blood for Oil | indybay.org | 2019-03-22
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…

Pentagon Deploys B-52 Bombers to Europe in Message to Russia Amid Nuclear Tensions
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-22
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Pentagon has sent six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Europe for training exercises with European NATO member nations, in a move which officials are presenting as a "message" to Russia. Though officials tried to present this as a response to Russian "aggression," in practice Russia hasn't done anything in quite some time. Rather, the deployment appears …

Pentagon Deploys B-52 Bombers to Europe in Message to Russia Amid Nuclear Tensions

Scientists From Around the World Call for Immediate Halt to Gene-Editing of Humans
Derrick Broze | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-22
Scientists and ethicists from around the world are warning of the consequences of failing to implement a temporary global halt on gene editing of human eggs, embryos, and sperm. (TMU) — In a letter to the journal Nature, 18 scientists and ethicists from seven countries called for a global moratorium on the type of gene editing that …

Scientists From Around the World Call for Immediate Halt to Gene-Editing of Humans

Venezuela, South Africa on Increased Mining Development Cooperation
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-22
Caracas, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and South Africa are committed to boosting cooperation mechanisms for the development of efficient and low environmental impact mining technologies.

Amazon software engineer in second month of protests against conditions
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-22
Oleg Churyumov has carried out a hunger strike, picketed and written blog posts against the company's imposition of grueling conditions for professional and warehouse workers alike.

Venezuelan Justice Links Guaido's Assistant with Violence
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-22
Caracas, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan justice continues on Friday a legal proceeding against Roberto Marrero Rojas, linked to opposition legislator Juan Guaido, for violating the constitutional order as well as promoting terrorism and violence.

Macron sends the French army against anti-austerity protests
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-22
The move is a major step toward the implementation of police-state forms of rule in France, as part of a global onslaught against democratic rights.

Brazil's Mining Tragedy Death Toll Climbs to 210
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-22
Brasilia, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the January 25 collapse of a dam in Brumadinho municipality, Brazilian state of Minas Gerais (southeast), has reached 210 on Friday, the regional Fire Department reported.

Media Blackout as Israel's Largest Banks Pay Over $1 Billion in Fines for US Tax Evasion Schemes
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-21
Similar revelations about other banks and offshore tax-evasion schemes — such as those contained in the Panama Papers — led to global protests and even the resignations of some world leaders,…

Selected Articles: US Broke its Teeth in Venezuela?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-21
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 …

Service and Sacrifice: Malaysian peacekeepers in Lebanon proud to serve their homeland and the United Nations
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-21
Peacekeepers from Malaysia serving under the United Nations flag in Lebanon face a "a totally new experience" according to the commander of the Malaysian contingent in the country.

Venezuela and Socialism — Mailbag with Paul Jay
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-21
Trump says socialism has proven a failure — Paul Jay joins Taya Graham to discuss viewer comments and questions…

Will Grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX 8 Planes Affect US-China Trade Relations? Russia's Competing Aircraft Irkut MC-21
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-21
Following two 737 MAX 8 crashes, killing all passengers and crew members onboard, China was the first nation to ground the planes. | It's the largest buyer of Boeing's most popular passenger aircraft — with 97 of its 371 planes delivered …

Islamophobia and Trump's Travel Ban against Muslims. Supreme Court Demeans Unwanted Aliens
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-21
Stacked with right-wing extremists, the Supreme Court upheld Trump's travel ban against Muslims from the wrong countries by a 5 — 4 majority last June. | At the time, the Court held that the Trump regime "set forth a sufficient national …

Maduro: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in 'Criminal' Measure
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-21
Maduro's accusations came at a government re-launch of the pharmaceutical sector.

Impacts of electrical sabotage: an insider's view
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-21
E Bombs, or electromagnetic explosive devices, are weapons of rudimentary design and high destructive potential. The first public and verifiable references of their existence and use in warlike conflicts date from 2001 when the United States included them in its extensive arsenal in the service of preventive war in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan. | Source…

Bolsonaro at Langley: New US Lapdog Pays Homage to the Empire
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-21
FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA — Brazil's new fascist president, Jair Bolsonaro, touched down in Washington to pay homage at the CIA headquarters and to visit President Donald Trump, with whom he met on Tuesday. All reports are that the meeting between the two heads of state went very well — not surprisingly, given how similar their politics and personalities are. Bolsonaro shares Trump's penchant for racist, xenophobic remarks, calling immigrants from poor countries "the sc…

Kushner, Inc.: Vicky Ward on How Jared and Ivanka's Greed & Ambition Compromise U.S. Foreign Policy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-21
House Democrats are continuing to probe how President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner received a top-secret security clearance despite concerns from the CIA. The New York Times recently reported Trump ordered then-Chief of Staff John Kelly to grant Kushner the clearance despite the judgment of intelligence officials. Kushner failed to report over 100 foreign contacts on his initial application for clearance, which was denied by the FBI after a background check into his financial history and contacts with foreign investors. Kushner later revised his application three times, and was ultimately granted…

The Infowars Crowd Finds Common Cause With New Zealand Terrorist
Nick R. Martin and Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-03-21
In the conspiracy swamps of Infowars, the white nationalist who allegedly shot and killed worshippers at two New Zealand mosques last week was wrong for killing people, but his anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim manifesto showed he was operating on the right set of ideas.

Trump's Secrecy Insulates U.S. Public from CIA Drone War
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-21
Trump just revoked an Obama-era reporting requirement about civilian drone strike casualties. While it lacked full transparency, it was better than the renewed secrecy that will surround the CIA's drone war program now…

Elizabeth Warren Versus Joe Biden
Ruth Conniff | commondreams.org | 2019-03-21
Biden, who defends his friendliness with Republicans including Strom Thurmond, John McCain, and Mike Pence, as a healthy sign of civility and bipartisanship—comes from an era when the good old boys got together and made policy. (Photo: Jay Godwin/GoodFreePhotos) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

More children killed by unsafe water, than bullets, says UNICEF chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-21
A lack of safe water, is far deadlier for children than war in more than a dozen conflict-affected countries, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, in a report launched to coincide with World Water Day, marked on 22 March.

Trump Meddles Again, Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Land
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-21
In a new interventionist move, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that is time his country recognizes Israel's alleged "sovereignty" over the Golan Heights, a territory that was captured from Syria in 1967 but has never been internationally recognized. | RELATED: | Politicized US 'Human Rights' Report Singles Out Political Foes | According to Trump, the plat…

Fukushima: "An Ongoing Global Radiological Catastrophe". "A Huge Coverup". Dr. Helen Caldicott
Dr. Helen Caldicott | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-21
I have been to Fukushima and spoken to people there and the parents are desperate to hear the truth even if it's not good truth. And they thanked me for telling them the truth. So it's an absolute medical catastrophe I would say, and a total cover up to protect the nuclear industry and all its ramifications.

Making Nuclear Weapons Menacing Again
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2019-03-21
Making Nuclear Weapons Menacing Again…