2019-04-10: Social Media Postees

Wikileaks: Julian Assange Targeted By "Extensive Spying Operation" Inside Ecuadorian Embassy
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-10
WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson claimed that he believes the embassy has handed over footage from its security cameras, visitors logs and even Assange's lawyers' notes to the US.

Assange Ecuadorian Extradition Noose Tightens with INA Papers as Latest Slipknot
Jimmysllama | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-10
There has been an undeniable string of red flags indicating that Ecuador's Moreno is indeed working with both the U.K. and U.S. to hand Assange over to authorities.

Vicious Facebook Posts and the Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Rep. Ilhan Omar
Nick R. Martin | splcenter.org | 2019-04-10
About three-and-a-half years ago, a man named Patrick Carlineo joined a brand-new Facebook group called "No Syrian refugees for NY."

Dem presidential hopefuls make pitches to 3,000 building trades activists
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-10
WASHINGTON–It's called, in political parlance, "a cattle call." The phrase refers to what happens when presidential hopefuls parade their positions, one by one, before a group, large or small. And that's what nine Democrats– John Hickenlooper, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Tim Ryan, Terry McAuliffe, Michael Bennet, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar and Eric Swalwell, in that …

Greens Say 'No to NATO' While War Parties Give Standing Ovations to NATO
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
Greens are political activists and can be found in every movement for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. They do not organize as Greens but as people who are part of the popular movement. The article below …

Middle East Activism and Double Standards towards Russia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
Refusing to acknowledge Russia's "balancing" acts with "Israel" and Saudi Arabia is a disservice to the Palestinian and Yemeni causes because it ignores the important role that Moscow plays in propping up Tel Aviv and Riyadh, resulting in the artificial …

Millions of Algerians demand fundamental change
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2019-04-10
Millions of Algerians came out in the streets April 5, even after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had officially resigned. The general sentiment was: "We have won a battle, but not the war." Bouteflika's colleagues are still in charge of the government. Millions of Algerian workers protest after forcing president to resign . . . | Continue reading Millions of Algerians demand fundamental change at Workers.org…

"We Woke Up and You Will Pay!" Algeria in Revolt
Hamza Hamouchene | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-10
What is happening in Algeria is truly historic. The people won the first battle in their struggle to radically overhaul the system. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, president for the past twenty years, was forced to abdicate after more than six weeks of street protests and a re-configuration of alliances within the ruling classes. Since Friday, February 22,…

Ending America's Hundred Years' War Against Drugs
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-04-10
We live in a time of change, when people are questioning old assumptions and seeking new directions. In the ongoing debate over health care, social justice, and border security, there is, however, one overlooked issue that should be at the top of everyone's agenda, from Democratic Socialists to libertarian Republicans: America's longest war. No, not the one in Afghanistan. I mean the drug war. | For more than a century, the U.S. has worked through the U.N. (and its predecessor, the League of Nations) to build a harsh global drug prohibition regime — grounded in draconian laws, enforced by pervasive policing…

What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-10
Considering the direct impact of the situation in Israeli prisons on the collective psyche of all Palestinians, any more reckless steps by Netanyahu will soon result in greater collective resistance, a struggle that Israel cannot easily suppress.

Pompeo: Sanctions Increase "Pain and Suffering" in Venezuela (Pt 2/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-10
Sec. of State Mike Pompeo recently openly admitted that the sanctions are causing pain and suffering and that this would accelerate the process of toppling the Maduro government. Mark Weisbrot discusses the approach and what Democrats and progressives could do to stop this…

More Sanctions on Venezuela: Operation Florida 2020 (Pt 1/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-10
Senators Menendez and Rubio introduced a bipartisan bill to intensify the sanctions that are strangling Venezuela's economy. Mark Weisbrot says this is largely possible because members of Congress are unaware of the suffering the sanctions are causing in Venezuela…

Democratic "Superdelegates" May Once Again Rob Bernie Sanders of the Nomination
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-10
There is no denying that the need to defeat Trump at all costs will be the rallying cry used to push Democratic voters to fall in line behind the eventual nominee, regardless of whether the nominee was chosen by voters or by superdelegates.

OAS Sacrifices Its Charter for Trump's Desperate Venezuelan Regime Change Bid
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-10
In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido's shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated…

The Nation's Food: Hazardous US Chemical and Biological Products
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
Government officials serve their interests. In the US, it includes appointing corporate executives to run federal agencies. | The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with departments of agriculture, commerce, energy, health and human services, environmental protection, housing and urban development, …

Dead Heat in Farcical Israeli Elections
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
With over 97% of votes counted, Netanyahu and leading challenger Benny Gantz each won 35 of the Knesset's 120 seats, according to the unofficial tally. | Apartheid right wing parties won a super-majority on Tuesday, results similar to recent past elections….

Somalia, Afghanistan: A Tale of Two Failed States
Eric Walberg | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
Somalia achieved independence only in 1960, and major general Said Barre took power in a coup in 1969. By the 1970s, Somalia was prospering, free of British/ Italian 'protection', socialist, a model third world state from the Soviet point of …

Venezuela Walks from OAS as Body Violates Charter in Support of US-Backed Coup
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-10
"You have converted the OAS into an empty shell that has violated its own principles and you're now proving that our decision to resign was the correct one. We are leaving the OAS and we will never come back. — Venezuela representative Asbina Marin…

The Trump-Netanyahu Ticket Wins the Israeli Election
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-10
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who secured his fifth premiership in Tuesday's elections, colluded with U.S. President Donald Trump, Netanyahu's own tweets reveal. | The U.S. and Israel, both founded as settler-colonial states, have a symbiotic relationship. And just as Israeli spies have meddled in American elections, the U.S. has long meddled in Israel's. | This time, under Trump, that meddling has been marked by unprecedented appeasements to the Israeli far right. It also serves a dual…

Lee Camp: With $21 Trillion Unaccounted For, Pentagon Whistleblowers Please Form a Line
Nick Rehwaldt | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-10
"According to a Department of Defense official, the Army found 39 Blackhawk Helicopters…similarly the Air Force found 478 buildings…HOW DO YOU LOSE A GODDAMN BUILDING!?" — Political comedian and host of Redacted Tonight Lee Camp…

Sudan's "Deep State" Divisions Could Spell the End of President Bashir's Rule
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
It's unclear at this confusing moment whether the reports about serious "deep state" divisions in Sudan are real or not, but even in the event that they're just an infowar component of the ever-escalating Hybrid War being waged on the …

Venezuela's Moncada Fires Back at Pence in Heated UNSC Exchange
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-10
The United Nations Security Council met Wednesday to discuss the current situation in Venezuela, a high-level meeting in which the United States Vice President Mike Pence participated. | RELATED: | UN Security Council Isolates US Over Golan Decision | During his speech before the Security Council, Vice…

Cuba: The New Constitution Comes Into Force Today
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-10
The National Assembly of the People's Power (ANNP) will proclaim Wednesday the new Cuban Constitution during a session honoring the 1869 Constitution of Guaimaro, the first supreme law that the 'Republic under Arms' adopted while fighting against the Spanish crown. | RELATED: | Arreaza: Venezuela Will Send Oil to Cuba Despite U.S. Sanctions | "Neither Cu…

U.S. is manufacturing a crisis in Venezuela so that there is chaos and 'needed' intervention
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-10
America has for years been waging an economic war against Venezuela, including debilitating sanctions which have dramatically affected the state's ability to purchase medicines, and even mundane replacement parts needed in buses, ambulances, etc. | Source…

The tussle for Venezuela's oil shows the West isn't taking climate chaos seriously
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-10
There should be no doubt that Venezuela's current crisis revolves around oil. With the world's largest proven oil reserves, Venezuela's natural wealth has long … | Read more The tussle for Venezuela's oil shows the West isn't taking climate chaos seriously | By John McEvoy…

Turkey's Erdogan calls for annulment of Istanbul election
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-10
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said electoral authorities should annul Istanbul's local elections due to irregularities, notably over the appointment of ballot box officials, the pro-government Sabah newspaper reported on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Evo Morales Meets Erdogan in Turkey Visit, Both Reject US Intervention in Venezuela | Initial results indicate the main opposition Republican People's Party narrowly won control of Turkey's biggest city in the…

Venezuela: US Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Rival Marches Held
Ricardo Vaz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
The US Treasury Department imposed a new round of sanctions targeting Venezuela's oil industry on Friday. | The measures identified 34 vessels owned by Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA as "blocked property" in a bid to further tighten the screws on …

Venezuela's needs 'significant and growing' UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council, as 'unparalleled' exodus continues
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-10
Over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass, the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the "very real humanitarian problem" facing the country, where close to 7 million people are in dire need of aid, and some 5,000 people continue to flee across borders every day.

The Boston Trial: Another African Convicted in Another Racist, Chauvinist Western Court
Ann Garrison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
Last week a jury in Boston Federal Court convicted Rwandan asylum seeker Jean Leonard Teganya of fraud and perjury for lying on his immigration papers about his involvement in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. In other words, yet another racist, chauvinist, …

Trump's Most Worrisome Legacy
Joseph Stiglitz | commondreams.org | 2019-04-10
Trump's immigration policies are appalling in almost every aspect. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

US Complicit in War Crimes in Yemen (Pt 1/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-10
Three out of five weapons used in Yemen are supplied by the US says Andrew Feinstein, the author of Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade…

It's Time to End US Military Aid to the Philippines
Amee Chew | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-10
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody "War on Drugs" has now claimed over 27,000 lives — almost all poor and indigent people, including children, summarily executed by police or vigilantes. Over 140,000 pre-trial detainees are being held in overcrowded Philippine prisons, many on trumped up drug charges; 75 percent of the total prison population still awaits…

'Bomb Cyclone' Storm Hammers Central U.S., Disrupting Travel
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-04-10
Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest. | Heavy snow began disrupting ground and air travel Wednesday afternoon. Roads became impassable and visibility was down to a few feet in northeastern South Dakota due to snowfall of up to 11 inches. About half of the daily flights at Denver International Airport were canceled. | Up to 2 Ω feet (0.61 meters) of snow w…

US Provides Three out of Five Weapons Saudi Arabia Used in Yemen (Pt 2/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-10
Shadow Wars author Andrew Feinstein discusses new research showing that the US sold 70 billion dollars worth of arms to the Saudi Coalition for its war in Yemen, currently the world's worst humanitarian crisis…

Video: US and Israel Prepare for Coordinated Campaign Against Iranian Forces in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
The situation in Syria is remaining relatively stable amid the continued limited ISIS attacks on the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the eastern bank of the Euphrates and ceasefire violations in the Idlib de-militarized zone. | Over the past few …

Elite and Media Support for NATO, Increasing Threat of War with Russia
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
Eleven years ago at NATO's April 2008 summit in Bucharest, it was agreed the former Soviet states of Georgia and the Ukraine "will become members of NATO". Early that same month, America's increasingly unpopular president George W. Bush was also …

Western Spies Among the Jihadis in Idlib: Planning A New Drama? A Chemical Attack?
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
There are spies among the Jihadis in Idlib. Movements, storages and plans are well known to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Russian allies. Recently, the Russian Defense Ministry warned that European intelligence agents were inside Idlib, and planning …

Airbnb Won't Ban Listings in Israeli Settlements After All
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-10
Airbnb announced Tuesday it would not go forward with the planned delisting of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and would instead donate proceeds from any bookings in the territory to international humanitarian aid organizations. | RELATED: | Airbnb To Remove Listings in Israel's West Bank Settlements | Heeding calls from Palestinians who have been f…

Night Parrot Confections: on the Dangers of Discovering the Elusive
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-10
Discoveries of natural flora, fauna and phenomena are not necessarily straightforward things. The discoverer may wish to conceal the source. The discoverer may also have various motivations. In certain grave instances, the entire claim might be fabricated. Piltdown Man, discovered in a gravel pit in England in 1912 by amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson, was celebrated…

Yemen's Fate is in Trump's Hands
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-10
Congress has finally grown a spine.For the first time in more than forty years, Congress has invoked the War Powers Resolution to demand that the US end its assistance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in their war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The US has been involved in the Saudi-led war without the authorization of Congress as mandated by the Constitution.

A small seaside village has become the centre of a huge storm over Britain's wildlife
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2019-04-10
A small coastal village in north Norfolk has become the centre of a debate over Britain's attitude towards wildlife. The council has permitted major … | Read more A small seaside village has become the centre of a huge storm over Britain's wildlife | By Glen Black…

Selected Articles: Increasing Threat of War with Russia
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Global Research is at a critical crossroads: At present we are not covering our monthly costs. The support of our readers is much …

Northeast Nigeria Faces New Attacks by Boko Haram
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-10
On Tuesday, the city of Damaturu in northeast Nigeria was reportedly attacked by Boko Haram, according to locals who stated that the assailants entered the city through Maisandari, a nearby settlement. | RELATED: | Millions of Nigerians Without Access to Water, Diseases Spike | Maisandari residents recounted the attackers shooting upon entering through the eastern part of the settlement. The attackers were seen riding in multiple vehicles with anti-aircraft guns attached. | "Res…

AOC Calls Out GOP for Attacking Green New Deal While Supporting Oil Subsidies
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-10
During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out Republicans for attacking the Green New Deal as "socialism" while also supporting billions of dollars in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. | "It is not responsible to complain about anything we dislike as 'socialism,' particularly when many of our colleagues across the aisle are more than happy to support millions and potentially billions of dollars in government subsidies and carve-outs for the oil and gas and fossil fuel industry," said the New York congresswoman. | "So the fact that subsidies for fossil fuel…

Trump's new attack on Iran takes US hypocrisy into hyperdrive
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2019-04-10
Donald Trump has just levelled a new punitive measure against Iran, which US allies have celebrated as a bold step. But this latest act … | Read more Trump's new attack on Iran takes US hypocrisy into hyperdrive | By Peter Bolton…

The Fall of Baghdad 16 Years Ago
Eresh Omar Jamal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
Three weeks into the invasion of Iraq, coalition forces led by the US army entered Baghdad and formally occupied it on April 9, 2003. The city's infrastructure was seriously damaged. The Al-Yarmouk Hospital in the south received about 100 new …

Bolsonaro Swears in Conspiracy Theorist as Education Minister
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-10
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he wanted young people to "not start getting interested in politics in school" and instead learn "things that they can carry with them into the future." | RELATED: | Brazil: Bolsonaro Invites US to Do Business in the Amazon | Speaking at the inauguration of new Minister of Education, Abraham Weintraub, the president…

International Coalition Calls for the EU to End Its Role in the Assault on the Amazon
FERN | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
On Jair Bolsonaro's 100th day in office, an international coalition of NGOs — including a group representing more than 300 Brazilian indigenous groups — have called for the European Union (EU) to end its complicity in the assault …

Bolsonaro 100 Days: Neoliberal Fix for Social, Economic Crisis
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-10
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro celebrates Wednesday his first 100 days in office without any sign of a solution to the serious economic crisis is at sight. | RELATED: | Brazil: Bolsonaro Invites US to Do Business in the Amazon | "I live in house arrest without electronic anklet" was the phrase used by Jair Bolsonaro to define his everyday life and political isolation in the first 100 days of his presidency, as reported by Jornal do Brasil. | According to a survey carried out by a…

Don't Celebrate: Mueller Report Continues Russiagate Narrative
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-10
The Mueller report, while finding no collusion by Trump, did reinforce the narrative that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections to sow discord and disinformation, reinforcing the idea that Russia is an existential threat to the United States…

Congressman Adam Schiff's Russiagate Delusions Are Not Okay
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-10
Aaron Maté takes on the grand inquistor of the Russiagate conspiracy, Rep. Adam Schiff, methodically dismantling his deceptive claims, one…

Despite a $ 22 Trillion National Debt, America Is on a Military Spending Spree. 800 Overseas US Military Bases
Masud Wadan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
While the national debt of the United States was recorded at 22.03 trillion as of April 2019, Washington's going ahead with its hawkish policies worldwide with recent NATO summit pushing for further unity against China, Russia and Iran. NATO's annual …

Barr Says 'I Think Spying Did Occur' on Trump Campaign
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-04-10
WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday he is reviewing the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, declaring he believed the president's campaign had been spied on and wanted to make sure proper procedures were followed. | "I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal," Barr told senators at a budget hearing that, like a similar House hearing Tuesday, was dominated by questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. | It was not immediately clear what "spying" Barr was referring to, but President Donald Trump's supporters have repeatedly made accusations o…

The key-themes of the meeting between Erdogan and Putin
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-10
On April 8, Turkish president Erdogan met Russian president Vladimir Putin. The meeting of the two leaders marked the opening of Turkish-Russian cultural interchange and tourism season. This is the third meeting of Erdogan with Putin since the beginning of 2019. Rusya'da i≈ü dàºnyasƒ± temsilcileri toplantƒ±sƒ±ndayƒ±z. t.co/Z9nCDfWjql — Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan (@RT_Erdogan) April 8, 2019 …

A Colossal 21st Century Kleptocracy
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-10
Modern mega-kleptocracies are certainly not as rare as the "Asian unicorn" (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), the latter only ever seen 4 times in the wild according to the World Wildlife Federation. They may be dead, but in the memories of many will be Mobutu Sese Seko (1930-1997) of Zaire (now reverted to its former name of the…

The Trump Era as an Occasion for Truth Telling
Andrew Bacevich | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-10
Irony, paradox, contradiction, consternation — these define the times in which we live. On the one hand, the 45th president of the United States is a shameless liar. On the other hand, his presidency offers an open invitation to Americans to confront myths about the way their country actually works. Donald Trump is a bullshit…

Logging is the Lead Driver of Carbon Emissions From US Forests
Danna Smith, Chad Hanson, Matthew Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-10
Climate change is having a growing impact on Americans and, as the crisis escalates, communities face growing challenges. The latest report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underscores that we have eleven short years to make "rapid transformation across all industrial sectors." Protecting forest ecosystems is critical in the fight to limit global…

Blowing Smoke on the Colstrip Coal Plant
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-10
The increasingly desperate efforts by politicians to "save" Colstrip's antiquated and enormously polluting coal-fired power plants is reaching the stage that's leaving facts, economics and the "free market" far behind. Unfortunately, Montana's congressional Republicans, Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte, are among those blowing the most smoke about Colstrip, its climate impacts, and its…

The Tragedy and Fallacy of NATO's Balkan Experiment: 20 Years On
Nina Markovic Khaze | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-10
March 24, 1999 was an ordinary school day in Belgrademid-week (Wednesday). Suddenly, half of my high-school class quietly left for home early, citing relatives calling in from overseas saying that the NATO bombing campaign has started in the South, including an authorisation to hit Belgrade. My friends and I (for whom the satellite TV was…

Don't Do Me Like That (Tom Petty cover) — J Mascis
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-10

Terrorist Designations: Trump and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-10
It's designed to give the US more leg room in the sanction stakes but may end up having its own hemming consequences. The designation by the Trump administration of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation was meant to expand options for the US while shutting others out. While Trump attempts to …

Landmark decision declares Kurdish group a 'party to conflict' and 'not a terrorist organisation'
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-10
In a landmark decision, the Belgian Court of Last Resort recently decided that the Kurdish PKK (in Turkey) is a…

Terrorist Designations: Trump and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
It's designed to give the US more leg room in the sanction stakes but may end up having its own hemming consequences. The designation by the Trump administration of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation was …

"The Greece Israel Cyprus Axis" (GRISCY): The US Key to Containing Multipolarity in the Eastern Mediterranean?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
The US' strengthening of its energy and security partnerships with the emerging strategic axis of Greece, "Israel", and Cyprus (GRISCY) through the proposed "Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act" will contribute to containing multipolarity in the region by working …

'Clear Breach of His Oath of Office': Trump Reportedly Told Border Patrol to Refuse to Let Migrants in the US
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
During a visit to Calexico, California last Friday, President Donald Trump reportedly told Border Patrol agents to defy U.S. law and refuse to allow migrants into the country. | "Behind the scenes," CNN reported Monday, citing two anonymous sources, "the president | …

Momentum Builds for the Save the Internet Act with More than 210 Supporters in the House
Free Press | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
The list of House members supporting the Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644) has surged past 200 with the legislation moving to a floor vote as early as Tuesday evening. | The bill, which would restore the strong Net Neutrality rules …

Battlefield Libya: Fruits of US-NATO Regime Change
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
Libya is back in the news, as fighting escalates around the capital, Tripoli. | Forces under the control of Khalifa Haftar — a former Libyan general under the government of Muammar Gaddafi — turned opposition during the 2011 US-led NATO intervention …

Video: A New Battle for Tripoli: Haftar's Blitzkrieg Is Turning into a Prolonged Siege
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
During the last 3 days, intense clashes were ongoing between militias loyal to the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) south of the capital of Tripoli and in several coastal areas. Pro-GNA factions concentrated …

Two Incisive Marxist Accountings of Past and Present
Andrew Stewart | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-10
An Anthropology of Marxism, Second Edition by Cedric J. Robinson The University of North Carolina Press, 204 pp., $29.95 The Dialectic and the Detective: The Arab Spring and Regime Change in Libya by Julian Lahai Samboma Ebeefs Press, 176 pp., $6.99 Two impressive volumes, both by estimable and talented dialecticians of African descent, have recently…

U.S. Attacks Venezuela in UN Security Council
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
10 de abril de 2019, 16: 13United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) In clear interference in Venezuela"s internal affairs, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the U.N. Security Council today that his government will continue to adopt sanctions against that country.

President Maduro Ratifies Commitment to the Development of Science
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
Caracas, April 10 (Prensa Latina) On Wednesday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro confirmed his commitment to scientific development for the country"s economy on World Science and Technology Day.

Trump Supporters on Twitter Show Little Evidence of Russian Infiltration in 2016
The Conversation | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-10
(CONVERSATION) — Donald Trump's meteoric rise from political outsider to president of the United States surprised nearly everyone — not least political analysts and scientists. Many are hoping for an easy explanation from the Mueller report, including evidence of heavy Russian interference in the campaign. Mueller has indicted numerous Russians in this regard, though more details will emerge when the report is …

Trump Supporters on Twitter Show Little Evidence of Russian Infiltration in 2016

San Franciscans Demand Full Release of Mueller Report
Text: RR, Photos: Charles Moehle, Pro Bono Photo | indybay.org | 2019-04-10
On April 4, a coalition of organizations unleashed a National Day of Action to demand that Attorney General Barr release the Mueller report in its entirety. In San Francisco speakers addressed a crowd of demonstrators. | Please credit the photographer, Charles Moehle, Pro Bono Photo.

U.S. Interference in Venezuela Denounced at U.N
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
10 de abril de 2019, 16: 29United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia"s permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, denounced on Wednesday the interference of the United States in Venezuela and its hostile actions that seek a change of government in that South American nation.

Dark Knight fails: Trump slapped with copyright claim after tweeting campaign ad with Batman music
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-10
US President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign has floundered at the first hurdle after a newly-minted hype video was taken down following a copyright claim by Warner Brothers. | …

SF Viewing Party: Eyewitness Venezuela Webinar w/ Anti-War Leaders
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-04-10
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Power Service Reestablished in Venezuela after New Interruption
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Power service was gradually reestablished in several areas of Caracas and other Venezuelan regions on Wednesday, after a new interruption on Tuesday night.

Libya's descent into civil war: The bitter fruit of the pseudo-left's pro-imperialism
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-10
The escalating civil war in Libya has served as one more demonstration of the criminal role played by the pseudo-left proponents of "humanitarian" imperialist intervention.

Those who started Russia probe were attempting a 'coup', AG must start investigation — Trump
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-10
President Donald Trump has called the FBI's investigation into alleged 'Russian collusion' a "coup" attempt, and said he wants Attorney General William Barr to investigate the probe's origins. | …

'Reprehensible and Cowardly': In Reversal, Airbnb Announces It Will Not Remove Listings of Illegal West Bank Settlements
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-10
"It's stolen land from Palestinians, plain and simple." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Chicano Mexicano Resistance | indybay.org | 2019-04-10

Only 58 Hours Left to Avoid a 'Hard' Brexit, Merkel Warns
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-10
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday the European Union (EU) could approve a Brexit delay longer than the one requested by the British government provided that a "flexible" form is proposed to facilitate an orderly exit as soon as possible. | RELATED: | PM May Catches a Break, EU Agrees Brexit Delay With Conditions | "There are 58 hours le…

State Department Bans 16 Saudis From Entering US Over Khashoggi Murder
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-10
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The US State Department has issued a statement this week announcing that 16 Saudis are to be barred from future entry into the United States over their roles in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a journalist and a permanent resident of the US, was murdered in October at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, …

State Department Bans 16 Saudis From Entering US Over Khashoggi Murder

Arab League Leader Condemns US Decision on Golan
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
Beirut, Apr 10 ( Prensa Latina ) The Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, reiterated his condemnation of the U.S. decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights during a visit to Lebanon.

"Yet Another Handout to the Dirty Fossil Fuel Industry": Trump's Newest Assault on Environment Draws Anger From Green Groups
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-10
"This is a massive abuse of power that does nothing other than line the pockets of Trump's fossil fuel billionaire friends, all at the expense of our democracy and our safety." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

US Views Iran's Qassem Soleimani as "Equivalent" to ISIS Leader
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-10
(ZH) — During remarks early this week in a Fox News interview following Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) being formally designated by the United States as a foreign terrorist organization, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the US will view Iran's elite force just as it does ISIS. Specifically Pompeo agreed that the commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, Maj …

US Views Iran's Qassem Soleimani as "Equivalent" to ISIS Leader

Demonstrators Doubt AG Barr's Trustworthiness, Protest in El Cerrito
Text: RR Photos: Mary DeShaw, Pro Bono Photo | indybay.org | 2019-04-10
On April 4, demonstrators in El Cerrito responded to a call for action to demand Attorney General Barr turn over the Mueller report in its entirety. | Photos by Mary DeShaw, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

Most Brazilians Pessimistic and Unsatisfied with Country Course
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
Brasilia, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Seventy percent of Brazilians currently show deep pessimism and dissatisfaction with the country"s future, according to the Vox Populi study, undertaken by the Unitary Confederation of Workers (CUT).

Brazil's Flu Vaccination Campaign Begins This Week
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
Brasilia, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The national vaccination campaign against influenza will begin on Wednesday, April 10, throughout the country, Agencia Brasil, quoted by the Ministry of Health, informed on Monday.

Russian Company Will Invest in Venezuelan Mining Production
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Minister for Ecological Mining Development, Victor Cano, notified that representatives of a Russian company expressed their intention to invest in Venezuela to boost mining production.

UN Pays Little Heed to Venezuelan Migration and Economic Issues
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Presided over this month by the United Kingdom, the UN Security Council looks into what some refers to Venezuela's migration and economic crisis, but ignores the causes and sanctions that create them.

Over 200,000 Soldiers Will Guarantee Safe Easter in Venezuela
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 200,000 security officers will be active in Venezuela to guarantee peace and quiet during the Holy Week celebrations, Justice and Peace Minister Nestor Reverol said Wednesday.

Tribunes for Sovereignty Deployed in Venezuelan Municipalities
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
10 de abril de 2019, 16: 16Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) All Venezuelan municipalities will install as of this Wednesday "anti-imperialist tribunes in defense of national sovereignty and peace", according to authorities of the United Socialist Party of the nation (PSUV).

AG Barr forms team to probe FBI's Trump-Russia collusion probe for bias — report
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-10
Attorney General William Barr has reportedly formed a team to review long-standing allegations that the FBI and Justice Department investigation into collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia was biased from the start. | …

IMF Warns of Global Financial Crisis Risk
Jubilee USA Network | indybay.org | 2019-04-10
For the second day in a row, the International Monetary Fund raised concerns of pending financial crisis. Ahead of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings, the IMF released the Global Financial Stability Report, warning of "vulnerabilities" in corporate debt, house values and sovereign (country) debt.

Just Like Trump, Media Outlets Rarely Label Far-Right Attacks 'Terrorism': Study
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-10
President Donald Trump's refusal to label far-right attackers as "terrorists" after mass shootings and other attacks has likely led reluctance from news outlets to use the term as well, according to a new study. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Venezuela Denounces Subordination of OAS to US Interests
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced on Wednesday the subordination of the Organization of American States (OAS) to US interests after accepting Gustavo Tarre as "designated" by the nation.

South Korean President to Talk to Trump on North Korea
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
Seoul, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) This week"s talks between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump will focus on coordinating their positions on negotiations for the denuclearization of North Korea, official sources reported Wednesday.

DPRK Denounces New Military Escalation by South Korea
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
Pyongyang, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday denounced a new military escalation by South Korea, which evades the aspirations for lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, local media reported on Wednesday.

To Complete Her Profile in Courage, Rep. Ilhan Omar Should Embrace the One-State Solution
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-09
"Ilhan Omar went to Washington to shake up the status quo, not to parrot it. So why is she trying to prove her bona fides by adopting the discredited 'two-state solution,' which is a fancy way of saying racial segregation and apartheid?" — Palestinian journalist Ali Abunimah…