2019-04-17: Social Media Postees

Moreno: Assange is an 'Informational Terrorist,' Russian Agent
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno, in an exclusive interview with the BBC, stated that Julian Assange could be an agent of Russia, who has selectively never revealed information about Moscow amid leaking information about other nations. | RELATED: | Julian Assange Wins 2019 EU Journalism Award | Moreno also discredited Assange as a journalist and accused the WikiLeaks chief of working to preserve Russia and expose other countries, as evidenced by his interfering with the Vatican, the United Stat…

VIPS Fault Mueller Probe, Criticize Refusal To Interview Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-17
The bug in Mueller's report to be released Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election. Trump should challenge that, says VIPS. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: The Fly in… Read more ?…

Latin American Leaders Denounce Assange's Possible Extradition
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
A group of Latin American social leaders headed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel signed a statement of international solidarity with Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks who was arrested last Thursday from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, United Kingdom. | RELATED: | Moreno: Assange is an 'Informational Terrorist,' Russian Agent | Nora Cor…

Julian Assange's Victory
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
Throughout history, dark and reactionary forces have always attempted to control the world; by violence, by deceit, by kidnapping and perverting the mainstream narrative, or by spreading fear among the masses. | Consistently, brave and honest individuals have been standing up, …

Julian Assange and the Agenda for Global War
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
Introduction | For almost a decade Washington has sought to silence, jail and eliminate the world's most prominent investigative journalist, Julian Assange (JA) and his team of co-workers at WikiLeaks (WL). | Never has the mass media been so thoroughly discredited by …

Julian Assange Wins 2019 EU Journalism Award
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
Julian Assange has been awarded the 2019 European United Left-Nordic Green Left Award for Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information, WikiLeaks informed Tuesday. | The award is given to individuals "uncovering the truth and exposing it to the …

Delegitimising Journalism: The Effort to Relabel Julian Assange
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
"Your honour, I represent the United States government". The Westminster Magistrates Court had been left with little doubt by the opening words of the legal team marshalled against the face of WikiLeaks. Julian Assange was being targeted by the imperium itself, an effort now only garnished by the issue of skipping bail in 2012. Would the…

Washington's Biggest Fairy Tale: "Truth Will Out"
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
The arrest of Julian Assange has produced rapturous cheering from the American political elite. Hillary Clinton declared that Assange "must answer for what he has done." Unfortunately, Assange's arrest will do nothing to prevent the vast majority of conniving politicians and bureaucrats from paying no price for deceiving the American public.

To Ola Bini, a Political Prisoner Caught Up in the Assange Debacle
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
Dear Ola, The last time we had a long conversation, it was about the night. We were at a hotel in South America, where the ambient noise near your room was fairly loud. By ambient noise, I mean music. There was a band playing, a bar in motion, people happy for the evening. You said…

New EU Law Offers More Protection to Whistleblowers
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
The European Parliament approved a new set of rules Tuesday to protect whistleblowers from dismissal and legal prosecution across the European Union (EU). | RELATED: | Julian Assange Wins 2019 EU Journalism Award | "On the eve of European elections, Parliament has come together to send a strong signal that it has heard the concerns of its citizens, and pushed for robust rules guaranteeing their safety and that of those persons who choose to speak out," European lawmaker and rapporteur for the la…

The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador's $4.2 B IMF Loan
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-17
The truth is at once less and more squalid than the Assange poop story. Ecuador, once among the Latin American "pink tide" nations, since Moreno came into power has been making fast strides towards neoliberalizing its economy. That means cozying up to the U.S.

Nancy Pelosi Denies Accusations that Ilhan Omar is Anti-Semitic
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for politicizing the 9/11 terror attacks in an attempt to harm the image of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. | RELATED: | Progressives, Democrats Slam Trump over 'Disgusting' Video linking Ilhan Omar to 9/11 | Pelosi jumped to Omar's defense during a CNN interview this week, saying that the Minnesota congresswoman is not anti-semitic. | "I don't think the congresswoman is anti-Semitic. I woul…

Trump's Neocon Administration Want War in Venezuela: Gabbard
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
U.S. congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii sat down for an interview with MSNBC Tuesday to discuss her campaign for the presidency and her views on a number of topics, including the potential military intervention in Venezuela. | RELATED: | Peruvian Journalist Wins Pulitzer Prize For Critiquing Trump | Gabbard told the Hardball host Chris Matthews that U.S. President Donald Trump is surrounded by "neocon war hawks" that want war with Venezuela, despite the catastrophic effects t…

How the Pentagon and CIA push Venezuela regime-change propaganda in video games
Max Blumenthal | mronline.org | 2019-04-17
The US military and CIA launder coup propaganda through popular first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, simulating assassinations of Venezeula's socialist leader and sabotage of its electrical infrastructure. | Source…

The Toxic Lure of "Guns and Butter"
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
The current political brawl over next year's budget is highly significant. With Democrats in a House majority for the first time in eight years, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and most other party leaders continue to support even more largesse for the Pentagon. But many progressive congressmembers are challenging the wisdom of deference to the military-industrial complex…

War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-17
Netanyahu and his future government coalition of like-minded extremists are now armed with an unmistakably popular mandate to fulfill all of their electoral promises, including the annexation of the West Bank.

Egypt's Parliament Backs Move to Keep Sisi in Power Till 2030
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Egypt's parliament Tuesday approved amendments to the constitution that could keep President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in power until 2030, though their decision still has to be endorsed in a referendum to take effect. | RELATED: | Activists Slam Trump For Embracing Human Rights Violator el-Sisi But Rejecting Maduro | Egypt's election…

Venezuela: A Cocaine Super-Highway to the US?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
Venezuela under Chavez and Maduro is in the forefront of combatting illicit drugs. More on this below. | The US is the world's leading facilitator of the illicit trade — working with drug cartels, notably through the CIA. Major US banks …

Farcical Ukraine Runoff Presidential Election
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
Ahead of the April 21 runoff, the winner is clear — imperial USA, controlling Ukraine as a vassal state no matter who's "elected" president on Sunday. | According to a KIIS research poll published Tuesday, comedian/entertainer Vladimir Zelensky is favored over …

CIA Docs Shows UK, France and West Germany Wanted to Bring "Operation Condor" To Europe
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-17
Operation Condor itself was a largely Western invention that was imposed on Latin America through a series of military coups, which again were backed by Western governments.

Why Isn't Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian "Ally" Survive the Fuel Crisis?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
It's seemingly inexplicable to many that one of the world's top oil exporters won't help its "ally" survive the ever-worsening fuel crisis, but upon closer consideration and after much-needed critical thinking, it becomes clear that Russia intends to politicize this …

Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran"
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-17
In recent congressional testimony, Sec. of State Pompeo linked Iran to al Qaeda and 9/11 and would not say whether he would apply the 2001 war authorization (AUMF) to Iran. Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the implications…

Iran Officially Adds US Forces to Terrorist List
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Iran has officially added the U.S. Armed Forces in the Middle East to their terrorist list, IRNA reported Tuesday. | RELATED: | Iran Calls Pompeo's Accusations of Meddling in Venezuela 'Ridiculous' | Iran's Minister of Defense General Amir Hatami first introduced the bill declaring the U.S. Armed Forces in the Middle East as terrorists shortly after Trump's designation, but it was not approved until recently. | The Iranian lawmakers unanimously supported the bill, IRNA re…

Turkey: We Will Get Around US Sanctions Against Iran
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that Turkey is looking into establishing new trade mechanisms with Iran, like taking part in the INSTEX system created by European countries to avoid U.S. sanctions reimposed last year on exports of Iranian oil. | RELATED: | Iran Orders 60,000 to Evacuate Flood-hit Oil City | "Along with the existing mechanisms,…

Greek Parliament Votes to Pursue Reparations from Germany for WWII Abuses
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
The Greek parliament voted Wednesday to launch a diplomatic campaign to press Germany to pay billions of euros in damages for the Nazi occupation of the country in World War II, an issue Berlin says was settled long ago. | RELATED | Greece to Seek Consent for Early Repayment of IMF Loans | Greece suffered hugely under Nazi German rule and a parliamentary commission in 2016 put the cost at more than 300 billion euros (around US$340 billion), though Wednesday's proposal, backed by both…

Peru's Ex-President Alan García Shoots Himself Prior to Arrest
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Peru's former President Alan García was hospitalized Wednesday after shooting himself when police entered his house to arrest him for a case of bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, a police source told Reuters. | The source, who was not authorized to speak to the press, said Garcia was immediately transferred to the local Casimiro Ulloa hospital, located in a district of Lima. | The local television channel America reported that Garcia was undergoing emergency surgery and was in critical condition. Images from the channel showed the former president's two children entering the hospital.

Brazilian Envoy Attended Anti-Maduro Meeting: Report
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Brazilian ambassador Carlos Velho attended an April 10 high-profile meeting dubbed "Evaluation of the use of military force against Venezuela", convened in Washington D.C. by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a think tank financed by institutions such as the Bank of America, Chevron and Exxon Mobil, Brazilian media Brasil de Fato revealed Wednesday. | RELATED: | Trump's Neocon Administration Want War in Venezuela: Gabbard | On behalf of the United States, m…

Pet Deer Kills Man, Badly Injures Woman in Australia's Outback
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
A man was killed and a woman was left badly injured Wednesday when their pet deer attacked them on their property in Australia's Outback region, local police said. | RELATED: | Great Barrier Reef Severely Damaged By Coral Bleaching | Following the deer attack, emergency services were called to the home to treat the couple, who were identified as Mandi and Paul McDonald. | "The man died at the scene," police said in a statement obtained by the AFP News Agency. "The woman has been airl…

Indonesia Decides: Election Candidates and Complications
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Elections are underway in Indonesia, and millions are heading to the polls to vote between the incumbent President Joko Widodo and ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a rematch of the 2014 elections. | RELATED: | Indonesia Probes Possible Overseas Electoral Fraud in Malaysia | Both candidates have already placed their votes this morning. | Polls are scheduled to close at 6 P.M. GMT with exit poll results expected within the next couple of hours. The projected frontrunner is Widodo,…

The Israeli "Deal of the Century" Won't Go Through: Extremism Dominates the Knesset, Splits within the Palestinian Leadership
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
For over a year now, the Israeli "Deal of the Century" for Palestine has been endorsed by the US establishment and is now echoing to the four corners of the world. The two novices in foreign policy, US President Donald …

Preventing the Sale of Venezuelan Oil to Cuba: Killing Two Birds with a Stone
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
Recent US sanctions have been directed at the heart of Venezuela's economy: the oil industry, an industry that has also been crippled by the continued sabotages on the electric power grid of the country. | But when you think that enough …

The Race Towards Extinction: Climate Change versus the 5G Microwave Technology Roll Out
Richard Gale | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
By now, most of us should have come to realize that plant, animal and human life is not eternal on this planet. For several decades atmospheric scientists have been warning that the orgy of anthropogenic release of greenhouse gases, if …

The Price of Participating in Society Is the Sacrifice of Privacy and Self
John Stanton | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
In what is arguably one of the most craven opportunistic moves by a business/media group to increase its circulation/profitability, on 10 April the New York Times (NYT) embarked on what it describes as its Privacy Project. | A day later …

The Florence Declaration: An International Front Calling for NATO-Exit (14 Languages)
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
The Florence Declaration (original in Italian) is now available in 14 languages including Chinese. It was drafted by the Italian Committee No War- No NATO and the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal. | More than 600 participants from all …

Between Yes and No, Heaven and Earth with Albert Camus on a Spring Morning
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
"To give up beauty and the sensual happiness that comes with it and devote one's self exclusively to unhappiness requires a nobility I lack. However, after all, nothing is true that compels us to make it exclusive. Isolated beauty ends …

Video: Haftar Forces Stalled South of Tripoli. GNA Fighters Shot Down LNA Warplane
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
By April 16, the Libyan National Army (LNA) advance on Tripoli has appeared to be dragged into a trench war on the approach to the southern gate of the city. Militias loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) have …

Permissible Influences: Israel and the Australian Elections
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
So much hullabaloo; so much pent-up anger and, let's face it, so much opportunity for the political classes of Australia. The theme since 2016 is electoral interference; the object: whichever power so happens to afford an opportunity to gather support …

Yellow Vests Struggle to Reinvent Democracy
Richard Greeman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
Macron Cranks Up Propaganda and Repression | After five months of constant presence at traffic circles, toll-booths, and hazardous Saturday marches, the massive, self-organized social movement known as the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) has just held its second nationwide "Assembly of …

A Cathedral and a Mosque Engulfed in Fire; One Ravages the Past, the Other Threatens the Future
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
The world reacted with shock to the fire that engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral. A symbol of Paris, this 13th Century architectural marvel is home to precious historical religious relics and artwork; made even more famous throughout the world …

Bamiyan, Babylon, Palmyra, Notre-Dame
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
The Bamiyan Buddhas were destroyed by an intolerant sect pretending to follow Islam. Buddhism all across Asia grieved. The West hardly paid attention. | The remaining ruins of Babylon, and the attached museum, were occupied, plundered and vandalized by a US …

Trump Administration Ignores Environmental Impacts of Mining 30 Million Tons of Coal Near Bryce Canyon National Park
NRDC | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
A lawsuit against the Trump Administration's approval of Alton Coal's mine expansion near Bryce Canyon National Park was filed today by Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), Grand Canyon Trust, Utah Physicians for …

Trump Vetoes 'Dangerous' Resolution to End US Military Involvement in Yemen
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
US President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution that sought to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the White House has said. | "This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the | …

Annexation of West Bank May Provide Key to Unlocking Netanyahu's Legal Troubles
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
After winning the Israeli election with a slim majority, in a campaign that grew more sordid and vilifying by the day, Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to begin his fifth term as Israeli prime minister. | The culmination of his dirty tricks …

Annexation of West Bank May Provide Key to Unlocking Netanyahu's Legal Troubles
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
After winning the Israeli election with a slim majority, in a campaign that grew more sordid and vilifying by the day, Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to begin his fifth term as Israeli prime minister. | The culmination of his dirty tricks …

5G: The Dominoes Are Starting to Fall
Claire Edwards | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
Long-time United Nations staff member Claire Edwards summarizes worldwide developments in the 5G situation. While still far from a victory claim, there is much to be hopeful about as millions around the world deepen involvement and take a stand for …

Em Florenàßa, celebraàßà£o em oposiàßà£o ao 70 ∞ aniversário da NATO
Comita No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
O 70 ∫ aniversário da NATO foi celebrado por 29 Ministros dos Negócios Estrangeiros, que se reuniram, nà£o no quartel general da NATO, em Bruxelas, mas no do Departamento de Estado em Washington. O 'mestre de cerimónias' foi o Secretário Geral …

Segregated Doctoring: Black Physicians in Augusta, Georgia, 1902–1952
Leslie J. Pollard Sr. | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
African American physicians began arriving in post Reconstruction era Augusta, Georgia during the mid-1880s. Initially these black physicians were offered work at the city's only African American public hospital, but as racial prejudices hardened, they were barred from practicing at | …

Segregated Doctoring: Black Physicians in Augusta, Georgia, 1902–1952
Leslie J. Pollard Sr. | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
African American physicians began arriving in post Reconstruction era Augusta, Georgia during the mid-1880s. Initially these black physicians were offered work at the city's only African American public hospital, but as racial prejudices hardened, they were barred from practicing at | …

Between Yes and No, Heaven and Earth with Albert Camus on a Spring Morning
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
"To give up beauty and the sensual happiness that comes with it and devote one's self exclusively to unhappiness requires a nobility I lack. However, after all, nothing is true that compels us to make it exclusive. Isolated beauty ends …

Vote-Trading for Big Coal
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
The closing weeks of Montana's legislative sessions are always perilous. Legislators are worn out from more than three months of hearings, floor debates, and living on chicken wings and bacon-wrapped appetizers at nightly "receptions." To say their judgment is clouded would be a vast understatement. But what's going on in the Montana Senate right now…

How to Stop Grazing on Public Lands: Buy Out the Permits
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
Across the West, it is well documented that livestock grazing is one of the most destructive land uses on public lands. Some 250 million acres of public lands including those administered by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, as well as some national wildlife refuges and even some national park units are…

Insurgencies in Malaysia and Vietnam: Boyhood Reflections
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
The Communist insurgency in British Malaya (as it then was before becoming Malaysia) started in 1948, which happened to be the year I was born, and ended in 1960. The country became independent in 1957. My youthful recollections of the insurgency are confined to the episodic. Travelling in our car to visit relatives in another…

Hawai'i in Trouble
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
I first visited Hawaii (Oahu and Maui) in the early 1980s. The islands retained some of the glorious beauty of their pre-American life. I remember the mountains in Oahu. They are not tall. They are smooth, green, with deep ridges. It's like the Hawaiian goddess Pele drew her fingers over a soft matter at the…

Opening Tombs and Resurrecting Lives
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
Easter is about opening tombs and resurrecting lives. Today's tombs include the Trump administration's walls and bans and lies that confine people, threaten their safety, and block their aspirations and fulfillment. Thus, in this life, Easter is celebrated whenever people, fleeing such oppression, are offered the safety of sanctuary. Here, people of faith not only…

The Burning Cathedral and the Dead Turtle
Kollibri terre Sonnenblume | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
Like many people, I was shocked when I first heard the news that the Cathedral of Notre Dame was on fire and saw the photos of smoke pouring out of the iconic structure. Though I've never been to Paris, I can imagine something of what was lost, since I have visited other architectural wonders in…

Trump Whacks the Middle Class
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
In 2016 Trump promised tax cuts for the middle class. Now it's clear Trump's 2018 tax cut is making the middle class pay for corporations, businesses, investors and the wealthiest 1% households historic tax cuts totaling no less than $4.5 trillion over the next decade. A massive redistribution of income favoring the capitalist class–at the…

The Price of Participating in Society is the Sacrifice of Privacy and Self
John Stanton | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
In what is arguably one of the most craven opportunistic moves by a business/media group to increase its circulation/profitability, on 10 April the New York Times (NYT) embarked on what it describes as its Privacy Project. A day later on 11 April, no doubt with the NYT's foreknowledge of what was to come thanks to an…

EU Threatens to Legalize Human Harm From Pesticides
Hans Muilerman and Jonathan Latham | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
By Hans Muilerman and Jonathan Latham Current EU regulations forbid human exposure to pesticides that are classified as mutagenic, carcinogenic, reprotoxic (toxic for reproduction), persistent or capable of disrupting endocrine systems. By virtue of these and other protective measures EU regulations are considered the gold standard in public protection. However, experts who are closely linked…

States intensify attacks on reproductive rights
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2019-04-17
It's war. Patriarchal diehards in state legislatures across the country are bound and determined to criminalize what should be a private decision between a woman, a girl or a gender-oppressed individual and their doctor. The target of their new legislation is to kill the now-still-legal right to terminate a pregnancy. . . . | Continue reading States intensify attacks on reproductive rights at Workers.org…

Guaido Takes Credit for Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Juan Guaido of the Venezuelan opposition took to Twitter Tuesday to take credit for the humanitarian aid delivery that was provided by the Red Cross to the people of the Bolivarian Republic. | RELATED: | Venezuelan UN Envoy: Secret Meetings Taking Place to Plan War | Guaido boasted via his Twitter: "They lied to Venezuela and the world, denied the emergency and denied aid to a town that asks for food and medicines. But before our pressure and firmness, they had no choice but to…

Yemen: Trump Vetos Bill to End US Support, Houthis Add New Missiles, Saudi Arabia and Sudan Dig in
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-17
A senior Sudanese military official said on Monday that Sudanese troops participating in the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen would remain in the war-wracked country until the Arab alliance achieves its goals.

Trump Using Refugees as Pawns and Public Policy for Vengeance
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-17
San Francisco District Attorney candidate Chesa Boudin calls Trump a coward and a bully who should be held legally accountable…

AXA IM divests from Elbit Systems – involved in Israeli war crimes
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-04-17
AXA IM divests from Elbit Systems – involved in Israeli war crimes: UpdateThe campaign against AXA's problematic investments continues, as AXA remains linked to Elbit Systems through a subsidiary, and AXA maintains investments in five Israeli banks. | Economic BoycottApril 17, 2019 | By: | | SumOfUs …

Advertising Restrictions Smoking Canada's Cannabis Industry
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Less than a year after Canada legalized cannabis, industry insiders are conflicted about the sector's current and future performance, in the North American country, with most people leaning toward a pessimistic outcome. | RELATED: | Conservative UN Body Speaks Out Against Cannabis Legalization | Many factors contribute to the underwhelming performance, one of…

New Orleans Mayor Visits Cuba to Build Relations
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell traveled to the Cuban capital of Havana on April 2 to meet with officials and to learn about their educational and health systems, ESSENCE magazine reported Tuesday. | RELATED: | US Official Confirms Anti-Cuba Law to Move Forward, Pushing Relations to 'Worst Levels' | According to ESSENCE, the New Orleans Mayor traveled to Cuba wit…

Libya: Haftar's Attack on Tripoli Leaves 180 Dead, 800 Injured
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Around 180 lives were claimed as a result of General Khalifa Haftar's attack on Tripoli. At least four civilians are among the dead. | RELATED: | Macron's Role in the War in Libya – It's All About the Money | Shells slammed into a densely-populated Tripoli suburb overnight in the latest attack of a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar's forces in an effort…

Antigua: PM Praises China's Humanitarian Role in Caribbean
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
China's aid program and financial assistance has done more for the Caribbean region than either the World Bank or the ever-critical U.S., said Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Caribbean News Service reports. | RELATED: | US Bars Antigua Visa-Renewal Waiver Over Pro-Venezuela Stance | During a ceremony for the Grays Green Community Center, Browne condemned the U.S.'s position regarding China's involvement in…

The Latin American left's setbacks: what does it all mean?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-17
Steve Ellner and Alan Freeman talk about the Pink Tide and what came after in Venezuela and in the Latin American region. | Source…

The British establishment can no longer remain silent over killing children and colluding with terrorists
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2019-04-17
On 15 April 1981, Paul Whitters was shot by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) with a plastic bullet in Derry and died ten days … | Read more The British establishment can no longer remain silent over killing children and colluding with terrorists | By Peadar O'Cearnaigh…

As Ukraine Descends to Failed-State Status, US-Backed Fascists Exploit the Chaos
Nick Rehwaldt | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-17
It's often fascists who rise to prominence in failed states. They are able to capitalize on anarchy and promise to restore order. Ukraine is certainly ripe for such promises, and it certainly has a strong right-wing presence.

Post-Election Horse-Trading Kicks Off as Netanyahu Builds Israel's "National No Opposition" Government
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-17
The reasoning for creating a "National Unity" government is always the same: the nation is facing challenging times that demand we cast our differences aside and work together for the good of the people. Then all the prime minister has to do is create cabinet positions for everyone involved.

A Cathedral and a Mosque Engulfed in Fire; One Ravages the Past, the Other Threatens the Future
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-17
While fire ravaged Notre Dame, another historical place of worship, al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, fell victim to a fire of an unknown origin.

US: Top Attorney Expands Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
The United States Attorney General struck down a decision Tuesday that had allowed some asylum seekers to ask for bond in front of an immigration judge, in a ruling that expands indefinite detention for some migrants who must wait months or years for their cases to be heard. | RELATED: | Trump Bids to Send Migrants to Democrat-run Sanctuary Cities | The first immigration court ruling from President Donald Trump's newly appointed Attorney General William Barr is in keeping with th…

Looking Back at 1919: Immigration, Race, and Women's Rights, Then and Now
Arnold R. Isaacs | commondreams.org | 2019-04-17
Approaching the centennial of that suffrage amendment, American women are in the midst of another dramatic and rapid transformation of their political role. (Wikimedia Commons/The New York Times/Suffragists march in New York City) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Deposed Sudanese President Transferred to New Prison
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
The deposed President of Sudan Omar Al-Bashir was transferred to a new prison in the capital city of Khartoum Wednesday, the AFP News Agency reported. | RELATED: | African Union Presses Sudan's Army to Transfer Power in 15 Days | Al-Bashir was reportedly transferred to the notorious Kober Prison, which is a maximum security prison that was once used by the deposed president to detain and execute political dissidents. | "Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Kh…

Glimpses of social life: The Feeling of Being Watched, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool and Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts, among others
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-17
The Detroit film festival organizers made an obvious effort to program works oriented toward contemporary reality and recent social history, including many of their difficult and painful aspects.

'Shameful': With Millions on Brink of Famine in Yemen, Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Complicity
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-17
Congress urged to "pull out the stops to confront this president who thinks starving millions of Yemenis is a price worth paying for high arms industry profits." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Pentagon ordered to draft military plans to counter Russia and China in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-17
The report of active planning for US military intervention followed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's provocative visit to the Venezuelan-Colombian border on Sunday.

Selected Articles: Preventing the Sale of Venezuelan Oil to Cuba
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
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 …

Brexit — Now Just a Massive National Crime Scene
Graham Vanbergen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
The official Remain campaign, then known as Britain Stronger in Europe, now Open Britain, paid a £1,250 fine in 2017 imposed for not providing three invoices. Remain campaigners were then fined £19,000 for failing to declare their spending properly during …

The Financial Market Casino Controls Politics
Ernst Wolff | indybay.org | 2019-04-17
The financial markets seem to be the measure of all things. Corporations are subsidized with trillions. In their "competition," small and medium-size businesses are the fools. The lobby-politicians give only give the trillions to big corporations. This subsidy net has become a kind of heart-lung machine, "socialism for the rich" or "new feudalism."

New Zealand bus worker dies of stroke after corporate restructure
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-17
Wellington bus controller Dmitri Edwards died following a "day from hell," during which he had to make 85 changes to rosters and schedules.

Mueller report release: Russiagate's end or just another conspiracy chapter?
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-17
Odds are the publication of the long-awaited report by special counsel Robert Mueller will not change the minds of those invested in the conspiracy theory that President Donald Trump 'colluded' with Russia to get elected in 2016. | …

'Policy of scapegoating': Ron Paul speaks against US militarism feasting on China & Russia threats
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-17
The US should step away from belligerent rhetoric and wind down its wasteful militaristic policies, former congressman Ron Paul told RT, after its Secretary of State accused Beijing and Moscow of bankrolling the Venezuelan leader. | …

Strike of 31,000 New England Stop & Shop workers in sixth day
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-17
Despite reporting profits of more than $2 billion last year, the multinational owner of Stop & Shop is seeking to drive down the wages and benefits of workers.

The Shocking Parallels Between 1919 and 2019
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-04-17
Reading about immigration policy, religious and racial bigotry, and terrorism fears in America in 1919 offers an eerie sense of decades melting away and past and present blurring together. | The blend isn't exact. Bigotry was expressed much more explicitly a century ago, not in code as it usually is now. Jim Crow laws in the South and other forms of racial segregation in the rest of the country were seen by most white Americans as the normal state of affairs. In the national debate on immigration, the most inflammatory rhetoric was largely aimed at immigrants from Asia, not Latin America or the Middle East; Slavs…

'3 stooges of socialism': Bolton attacks Venezuela, Cuba & Nicaragua in impotent verbal intervention
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-17
In a speech full of colorful phrases, from 'three stooges of socialism' to 'troika of tyranny,' US national security adviser John Bolton threatened Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with regime change and announced more sanctions. | …

Basra struggles to tackle drug abuse problem filling prisons
Al-Thawra | indybay.org | 2019-04-17
The southern Iraqi city of Basra is struggling to cope with a growing drug problem that has overcrowded prisons and strained police resources, only months after violent protests over poor municipal services. Basra's prison system is clogged up.

Trump Is 'Going To Go Full Animal' Says Steve Bannon
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2019-04-17
Donald Trump's former chief adviser predicted Mr. Trump would "come off the chains" and use the Mueller Report to "bludgeon" his opponents and ignore congressional oversight requests for documents. Attorney General Barr's memorandum on Mueller's report left Trump feeling vindicated, triumphant and unleashed.

Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led Yemen War
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-17
(ANTIWAR.COM) — On Tuesday, President Trump capped off months of effort in Congress to pass a War Powers Act challenge to the US involvement in the war in Yemen, vetoing the bill and claiming it was a "dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities." The bill, SJ Res 7, was a straightforward bill under the War Powers …

Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led Yemen War

Clash of the 'liberals': McFaul 'offended' as NYT journo insta-blocks him on Twitter for criticism
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-17
Prolific tweeter and former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul suffered a shock on Tuesday, finding himself blocked by a fellow liberal and New York Times reporter — for the unforgivable sin of criticizing one of his articles. | …

Factory Farming Awareness Speaker Training
Monica Chen | indybay.org | 2019-04-17
UC Berkeley (Stephens Lounge in the MLK building)…

'Chilling': Israeli Court Orders Deportation of Human Rights Watch's Omar Shakir Over Pro-Palestinian Activism
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-17
"Israel portrays itself as the region's only democracy, but is set to deport a rights defender over his peaceful advocacy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

A estratégia do caos encaminhado
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
Tudo contra todos: é a imagem mediática do caos que se alarga à mancha de petróleo na costa sul do Mediterrâneo, da Líbia à Síria. Uma situaàßà£o perante a qual até Washington parece impotente. Na realidade, Washington nà£o é um …

Trump is 'Saudi Arabia's servant' as he refused to end US support of Yemen war — Tulsi Gabbard
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-17
Tulsi Gabbard, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, has called President Donald Trump's decision to veto a bill seeking to end US support for the Yemen war nothing less than proof he serves Saudi Arabia. | …

'Policy of scapegoating': Ron Paul speaks against US militarism feasting on China & Russia threats
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-17
The US should step away from belligerent rhetoric and wind down its wasteful militaristic policies, former congressman Ron Paul told RT, after its Secretary of State accused Beijing and Moscow of bankrolling the Venezuelan leader. | …

Assange's Judge a Disgrace to the Bench, Former UK Ambassador Says
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-16
Craig Murray asks you to imagine Western media reaction if a Russian opposition politician were dragged out by armed police, and within three hours convicted on a political charge by a patently biased judge. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Both Chelsea… Read more ?…

Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and U.S. war crimes
Taryn Fivek | workers.org | 2019-04-16
No person who watched "Collateral Murder" could deny the brutality of U.S. imperialism. Smuggled out of Iraq by Chelsea Manning and published by WikiLeaks in 2010, the video reveals the murder of more than a dozen people by occupying U.S. soldiers from Apache helicopters. The video itself is shot from . . . | Continue reading Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and U.S. war crimes at Workers.org…

Julian Assange Arrested — Murdering Human Rights, Freedom of Speech — Murdering Freedom
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights — and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 …

Assange Used Ecuadorian Embassy for Spying? Lenin Moreno
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-16
Unacceptable actions need a veneer of plausibility to make them appear justifiable, no matter how outrageous they are in the cold light of day. | The US unjustifiably justifies naked aggression and other hostile actions on the phony pretexts of humanitarian …