2019-04-21: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Assange Was Put Through 'Hell' At Ecuadorean Embassy: Narvaez. telesurenglish.net The former Consul of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Fidel Narvaez, sat down for an interview with Sky News this past weekend to discuss Julian Assange's situation. | RELATED: | Moreno: Assange is an 'Informational Terrorist,' Russian Agent | Narvaez, who worked at the London Embassy for six of the seven years Assange was living there, accused the officials of puttin…

Denis Rogatyuk (2019-04-21). Sell Out: How Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Turn Led Ecuador's President Moreno to Give Up Assange. globalresearch.ca The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London have provoked rage by citizens around the world. Many have warned that his extradition to the US for trial on conspiracy charges — …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-04-21). NATO Spending Pushes Europe from Welfare to Warfare. globalresearch.ca After a recent anti-NATO conference in Florence, we spoke with Michel Chossudovsky about the alliance's problems. 'NATO's unspoken aim has been to implement a de facto "military occupation" of Western Europe, in all but name.' | *** | On April 7, the …

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Saudi Arabia, UAE Plegde $3B to Sudan's Military Coup Rulers. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan US$3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military leaders after protests led to the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir. | RELATED: | Sudanese Military Finds $7M in Cash in Bashir's Home | The two Gulf countries will deposit US$500 million with the Sudanese central bank and send the rest in the form of food, medicine and petroleum products, their state news agencies said in parall…

Staff (2019-04-21). Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History — Jay and Curry. therealnews.com The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump's regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling — former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman…

Tony Cartalucci (2019-04-21). US Defeat in Syria Transforms into Campaign of Spite. "ISIS Was a Creation of the West" globalresearch.ca The US-engineered proxy war against Syria, beginning in 2011 and the crescendo of the so-called "Arab Spring," has ended in all but absolute defeat for Washington. | Its primary goal of overthrowing the Syrian government and/or rendering the nation divided and …

C√©sar Chelala (2019-04-21). Yemen: The Triumph of Barbarism. commondreams.org President Donald Trump's recent veto of a bipartisan resolution to force an end to American military involvement in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen reminds me of some words by V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidadian author. In his book "A Bend in the River," Naipaul says, "The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it."…

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Powerful Blasts Hit Hotels, Churches in Sri Lanka on Easter. telesurenglish.net Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed 160 people and wounded more than 370, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka: President Loses 3 MPs as Former PM Sworn In Again | In just one church, St. Sebastian's in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo, more than 50 people had been killed, a police official told Reuters, with pictures showing bodies on…

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Cuban President Says Helms-Burton Act Will Hurt the US Economy. telesurenglish.net The President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, warned on Saturday about the effects on the U.S. economy that Title III of the Helms-Burton Act can have if implemented. | RELATED: | Cuban Workers' Congress Raises its Voice Amidst U.S. Blockade | In particular, the Cuban President pointed out the negative effects that the act would have on countries from the European Union (EU) and U.S. business partners in Washington. | "Many in the U.S. itself fear that the application of Title III…

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Live Updates: Sri Lanka Gov't Received Tips on Deadly Attacks. telesurenglish.net The South Asian country Sri Lanka was shaken with multiple blasts killing more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. Around 450 people are injured in one of the worst attacks in a country still reeling from a 26-year long civil war which ended in 2009. The responsibility of the attacks has not been claimed by any group or individual yet. | RELATED: | Death Toll Climbs to 200 in Sri Lanka After 2 More Explosions | The explosions, some of which officials said were suicide bomb attacks…

ACLED (2019-04-21). Yemen War Death Toll Surpasses 70,000. globalresearch.ca More than 10,000 people have been reported killed in Yemen over the last five months, bringing the war's total death toll to over 70,000 since 2016 according to data collated by the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED)

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Four People Killed in 'Defeated' Attack on Saudi Police Station. telesurenglish.net Four people died in a failed attack on a police station in Saudi Arabia's central Riyadh province, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, citing its sources. | RELATED: | Rohingya Detainees on Hunger Strike Tortured by Saudi Arabia | The four casualties had helped attack the police station in Zulfi, a small city around 250 km (155 miles) north…

(2019-04-21). California's Top Wildlife Officials Vote to Oppose Trump's War on Wolves. globalresearch.ca The California Fish and Game Commission today voted to formally oppose the Trump administration's proposal to end federal wolf protection across the country. | "We commend the Fish and Game Commission for taking a stand against the Trump administration's assault on …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-21). Failed States and Militias: General Khalifa Haftar Moves on Tripoli. globalresearch.ca The richly disastrous mess that is Libya has been moving into another phase of inspired aggression at the hands of General Khalifa Haftar. As he does, UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj is anxious. For some three weeks, the General's …

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Tripoli's Only Functioning Airport Reopens Amid Ongoing Battle. telesurenglish.net The only functioning airport in Tripoli has reopened after closing earlier today due to the ongoing battle for Libya's capital city, aviation authorities said via social media on Sunday. | RELATED: | Trump Offers Libya's Field Marshall Haftar US Support | The authorities announced that the Mitiga Airport, which was previously closed due to airstrikes, had resumed civilian flights. | A Reuters reporter and several residents said they saw an aircraft circling for more than 10 minutes ov…

Frida Berrigan (2019-04-21). Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life, and I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way. commondreams.org I want to offer you something different than the barrage of facts and figures around nuclear weapons.

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Ukraine's Zelenskiy Wins Presidency in Landslide. telesurenglish.net Ukrainian comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy celebrated Sunday after an exit poll showed a landslide victory over incumbent President Petro Poroshenko. | RELATED: | Ukraine Parliament Starts Impeachment Process on President | The national exit poll showed Zelenskiy had won 73 percent of the vote with Poroshenko winning just 25 percent, a stunning defeat for Poroshenko, lon…

Richard Bernier (2019-04-21). Petition to Canada's House of Commons: Stop the Implementation of 5G Technology! globalresearch.ca Whereas: | Wi-Fi systems and 5G technology have very harmful effects on human, animal and environmental health; | Wi-Fi systems and 5G technology seem to be especially harmful to newborns, children, people who are ill and seniors; | 5G technology is similar to, …

Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook (2019-04-21). New Trial Evidence Suggests Government Colluded with Monsanto. globalresearch.ca I once read an interview with legendary fiction writer Stephen King in which he told the interviewer that he simply reads the newspaper to get ideas for his novels, declaring that truth was far scarier than fiction. After reading about …

WAFA (2019-04-21). Everyone Could Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem Except Palestinian Christians. globalresearch.ca Thousands of Christian followers of the Orthodox and Catholic faiths from all over the world gathering at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City celebrated Easter Holy Saturday with the emergence of the holy fire from the …

Peace Action of San Mateo County (2019-04-21). Screening of documentary film 'Seeing Through the Wall'. indybay.org Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo | 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94402…

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-04-21). Affordable Housing Means No on S.B.50. indybay.org The famous writer, James Baldwin, is back, in our San Francisco mailboxes on a fabulous, urgently needed slick mailer denouncing the racist, anti-labor SB50 luxury housing bill promoted by Democrat State Senator of San Francisco, formerly the worst San Francisco Supervisor in memory, Scott Weiner.

Curt Wechsler (2019-04-21). What the Mueller Report Doesn't Say. indybay.org "When you read it, it's pretty devastating," said former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The New Yorker columnist Susan Glasse wrote "The Mueller Report Won't End Trump's Presidency, But It Sure Makes Him Look Bad… After reading the report, it was hard to recall the world of utter vindication and Presidential victimization that Attorney General Barr had painted earlier in the day."

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-04-21). Trump's Call to Libyan National Army Leader Increases Risk of 'Protracted Urban Conflict,' Experts Say. commondreams.org A phone call from President Donald Trump to Libyan National Army leader Khalifa Haftar helped to escalate deadly violence in the Libyan capital of Tripoli this weekend, as well as undercutting the United Nations' hope for a ceasefire in the country. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Philip A Farruggio (2019-04-20). Easter 2019: Criminal Insanity and the Crucifixion of Truth. globalresearch.ca Interesting how on the week before Easter, around Palm Sunday to be exact, they came in and forcefully arrested Julian Assange. Some short time before that the US government once again arrested Chelsea Manning. She was told to ' fess …

Staff (2019-04-20). Canada is Warming at Twice the Rate of the Globe, Says New Report. therealnews.com Greenpeace Canada analyst hopes study serves as a wake-up call for Trudeau government, but says "You can't wake up a man who's only pretending to be asleep" on climate change…

teleSUR (2019-04-20). Afghan Forces Battle Ministry Attackers After Kabul Explosion. telesurenglish.net Afghan officials have confirmed an explosion struck Kabul and a multi-story building which houses the country's communication ministry was the location of a gun battle Saturday. | RELATED: | Afghan Women Activists Wary of 'Superficial' Female Presence in Taliban Peace Talks | "The information that we have is four attackers have pl…

United Nations (2019-04-20). Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali 'may constitute war crimes' Guterres warns, urging 'swift action'. un.org An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one 'blue helmet' from Egypt, and wounding four others, may constitute a war crime, the UN Chief said on Saturday, as senior UN officials condemned the blast.

Staff (2019-04-20). Climate Campaigners Stage One of France's Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience. truthout.org Parts of a major business district just outside of Paris city limits were shutdown Friday when more than 2,000 climate campaigners staged what organizers described as one of France's largest ever acts of civil disobedience. | Peaceful demonstrators descended on La Défense to protest government complicity and companies fueling the global climate crisis. | Carrying signs that condemned Emmanuel Macron as "president of polluters," the protesters blocked access to the buildings of three major businesses and the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition. | The direct action was organized by Action…

Romy Haber (2019-04-20). How Women Are Leading the Sudanese Revolution. commondreams.org Since December 2018, protests in Sudan that sparked over the tripled price of bread have turned into nationwide protests against the nearly three-decade rule regime of Omar Al Bashir.

Staff (2019-04-20). Egypt Votes on Referendum Extending El-Sissi's Rule to 2030. truthdig.com CAIRO — Egyptians voted Saturday on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role — changes blasted by critics as another major step toward authoritarian rule. | The referendum came amid an unprecedented crackdown on dissent in recent years. El-Sissi's government has arrested thousands of people, most of them Islamists but also prominent secular activists, and rolled back freedoms won in a 2011 pro-democracy uprising. | Polls opened at 9 a.m. (0700 GMT). Voting will stretch over a period of three days to allow max…

teleSUR (2019-04-20). UK Among Worst In Europe For Press Freedom. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, a 'Reporters Without Borders' report published in The Independent ranked the U.K. 33rd for press freedom, behind South Africa and Latvia. It is one of the worst rankings for a European country with activists arguing that 'national security' is often used as a pretext to trample on the freedom of press. | RELATED: YouTube Censors Iranian Press, HispanTV, Press TV Targeted | There have been long running concerns about the concentration of media ownership in Britain. A 2015 <...

Eds. (2019-04-20). Duqu 2.0, lead actor on electric cyber-attacks against Venezuela. mronline.org A PLC is a programmable industrial computer to automate industrial processes. Its architecture has similarities to computers that are at the hands of anyone: power source, CPU (Central Processing Unit), communication modules and inputs / outputs. The control programming that is designed for these devices will be done according to the process or processes that […] | Source

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-20). Report on Mueller's Witch Hunt Exposes Russiagate Hoax. globalresearch.ca Summarized, redacted or in full doesn't matter. House, Senate and Mueller probes ended with a whimper, not a bang. They laid an egg, discovering nothing connected to the mandate of what was probed. | Russiagate has been and remains a colossal …

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-20). Police State Ecuador Under Lenin Moreno. globalresearch.ca Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and Moreno are world's apart. | Correa expelled the Pentagon from his country, shutting down its Manta airbase, the region's largest. Moreno invited what no country should tolerate on its territory to return. | Economist President Correa …

Whitney Webb (2019-04-20). CIA Docs Shows UK, France and West Germany Wanted to Bring "Operation Condor" To Europe. globalresearch.ca A recently declassified CIA document has revealed that members of the intelligence agencies of France, the United Kingdom and West Germany discussed how to establish "an anti-subversive organization similar to [the CIA's Operation] Condor" in their own countries. Described by

Peter Koenig (2019-04-20). Venezuela: Still on the Brink? dissidentvoice.org The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don't think so. It's more like a regrouping after a first defeat. Well, it's a multiple defeat if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002. However, …

teleSUR (2019-04-20). Trump Offers Libya's Field Marshall Haftar US Support. telesurenglish.net On Monday April 15, United States President Donald Trump spoke by telephone with Khalifa Haftar, the miltary leader who is currently leading an ongoing military assault on Tripoli on the subject of a transition to a democratic system in Libya, the White House disclosed Friday. | RELATED: | Haftar's Attack on Tripoli Leaves 180 Dead, 800 Injured | Presiden…

Rostam Pourzal (2019-04-20). What Venezuela's Tragic Predicament Teaches Iran. globalresearch.ca Analysts, including commentators sympathetic to Chavismo, are understandably offering a mix of explanations for Venezuela's tragic and worsening predicament this year. With a debate as urgent as this, it is tempting to contrast the US success in crushing the Latin …

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-20). Russia Warns Bolton: 'Monroe Doctrine' Remarks Are Insulting to Latin America. globalresearch.ca What is the 'Monroe Doctrine'? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a 'backyard' of the United States. It 'philosophically' justifies Washington's neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well …

Will Bunch (2019-04-20). Trump Thought Mueller Would Be 'the End of My Presidency.' It Should Be. commondreams.org Buried on Page 290 of the long-awaited Mueller report into Russia's 2016 election interference and questions of collusion and cover-up surrounding President Donald Trump was one of those rare peeks behind the curtain of our insane presidency — exactly why the 440-page report was so highly anticipated for so long.

Arabi Souri (2019-04-20). President Assad Receives Russia's Special Envoy to Syria. globalresearch.ca Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received today in Damascus Mr. Alexander Lavrentiev and accompanying delegation which included Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. | Mr. Lavrentiev is an active Russian career diplomat with more focus on Astana talks between the Syrian state …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-20). Russia-China-Pakistan Economic and Strategic Relations: Russia's Ambassador To China Strongly Hinted At Moscow's Interest In N-CPEC. globalresearch.ca The Russian Ambassador to China's latest statement of intent to pursue the integration of Beijing's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) with the Moscow-led economic and security structures in Central Asia strongly hints at the Eurasian Great Power's interest in N-CPEC+ …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-20). THAAD Missiles to Romania: NATO's Belligerence In The Black Sea Is A Bad Sign Of Things To Come. globalresearch.ca The deployment of THAAD missiles to Romania and increased naval activity in the Black Sea show that NATO intends to continue its militarization of this strategic space at the expense of Russia's security. | The Black Sea became a global flashpoint …

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-20). Russia warns Bolton: "Monroe Doctrine" Remarks are Insulting to Latin America. dissidentvoice.org What is the 'Monroe Doctrine'? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a 'backyard' of the United States. It 'philosophically' justifies Washington's neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America. And …

teleSUR (2019-04-20). Bolivian Migrants In Argentina Endorse Evo Morales. telesurenglish.net The Bolivian expat community in Argentina is expected to endorse Evo Morales' leftist Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) ahead of the country's elections on October 20. | RELATED: | EU Lawmakers Praise Evo Morales On Economy And Equality | President Evo Morales is expected to greet a rally of supporters in La Matanza, Argentina, Sunday after a state visit in Buenos Aires. 5,000 of Argentina's Bolivian expat community are expected to attend the ceremony. The rally is being organized by t…

Ken Stone (2019-04-20). US Involvement in the War against Yemen: Trump's Veto. globalresearch.ca According to Canadian analyst Ken Stone, member of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War the power of the US Congress has been "effectively diminished" as it failed to override President Trump's veto of a bipartisan bill to end US …

ACLU (2019-04-20). Marijuana Legalization is a Racial Justice Issue. aclu.org When it comes to legalizing weed, economic justice for communities of color must be our guiding principle. | Marijuana has been a key driver of mass criminalization in this country and hundreds of thousands of people, the majority of whom are Black or Latinx, have their lives impacted by a marijuana arrest each year. But the tide is turning a…

Tortilla Con Sal (2019-04-20). Live from Nicaragua : Uprising or Coup? globalresearch.ca In 2018, Nicaragua suffered its worst political violence and upheaval since the end of the US backed Contra war of the 1980s. Extremely polarized controversy persists about what caused last year's conflict, how it developed and what it means for …

teleSUR (2019-04-20). US: Maine to Rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day. telesurenglish.net Senators and House representatives in Maine have passed a bill to change the increasingly unpopular Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day, in the state, and have also forwarded the legislation to the governor's desk. | RELATED: | Japanese Gov't Enacts Law To Preserve Indigenous Ainu Culture | Eight states have already passed similar legisl…

Evan Jones (2019-04-20). The Coalition of the US Justice Department and GE against Alstom. dissidentvoice.org France doesn't know it, but we are at war with the US. … Yes, the Americans are hard-nosed, they are voracious, they want unilateral global dominance. It is an unknown war, an ongoing war, with no apparent deaths and yet a war to the death. — Franàßois Mitterand A Frenchman called Frédéric Pierucci, with co-author …

Zero Hedge (2019-04-20). Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For "Securing Libya's Oil Resources" Amid Tripoli Fighting. globalresearch.ca In a sharp reversal of longstanding US policy which recognizes only the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli as the legitimate authority over Libya, the White House on Friday said President Trump spoke by phone this week to …

teleSUR (2019-04-20). Sudanese Military Finds $7M in Cash in Bashir's Home. telesurenglish.net Sudan's top state prosecutors have ordered an investigation of deposed President Omar al Bashir for money laundering and possession of large amounts of foreign currency after authorities found well over 6 million euros stashed away in his home. | RELATED: | African Union Presses Sudan's Army to Transfer Power in 15 Days | If convicted, Bashir, who was removed from office in a military coup April 11, faces up to 10 years of prison, according to EFE. | Sudanese Army and Intellig…

teleSUR (2019-04-20). Ukraine: Bid to Annul Presidential Candidacy of Zelenskiy Fails. telesurenglish.net A Ukrainian lawyer tried unsuccessfully Saturday to annul the candidacy of comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy, called the "Ukrainian Donald Trump," for the presidential elections, a few hours after the second round of voting in which the actor became the favorite against current President Petro Poroshenko. | RELATED | Ukrainian President has One-Man Debate as Opponent is a No-Show | The sixth administrative appeals court of Kiev reviewed the lawyer, Andrei Jilko's complaint at a hear…

Philip Weiss (2019-04-20). Mueller Report Says 'Multiple Members' of Trump Transition Approached Foreign Officials to Stop UN Resolution against Israeli Settlements. globalresearch.ca The Mueller Report was released today, and one section reveals that "multiple members" of the Trump transition team, led by Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law, "communicated with foreign government officials" in an effort to undermine the Obama White House's decision …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-04-20). The "Deal of the Century": The Palestinian Cause Is behind Iran and Hezbollah's Success. globalresearch.ca Israel is not preparing a military adventure against Gaza, Syria, Hezbollah or Iran because it is in fact already attaining its objectives both internationally and domestically. | Its military apparatus regularly hits targets in Syria with a calculated risk of retaliation …

Staff (2019-04-20). Police: 'New Breed' of Terrorists in Northern Ireland. truthdig.com A young journalist is killed in the city of Londonderry during riots that likely had the support of the dissident group The New IRA.

Michael Welch (2019-04-20). Climate Disruption: "The End of Ice" and Other Threats to the Planet. globalresearch.ca Repeat broadcast originally airing January 11, 2019. — [MAW] | "We're not going to stop this train wreck. We are not even trying to slow down the production of CO2, and there is already enough CO2 in the atmosphere. We …

Jim Miles (2019-04-20). Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau Congratulates Netanyahu: There Will Never Be Two States. globalresearch.ca On April 12 Canada's PM Justin Trudeau released a statement congratulating Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on his fifth electoral victory. Two statements stood out for their misleading role in creating a contrived narrative. | The first statement concerns democracy, "During the conversation, …

Howie Hawkins (2019-04-20). Earth Day, Planetary Boundaries, and the Green New Deal. globalresearch.ca As we celebrate Earth Day in 2019, we need to recognize that more than climate change threatens our environment and our very existence. We have passed or are approaching several Planetary Boundaries outside of which human society may not survive….

teleSUR (2019-04-20). Brazil Celebrates 'Indigenous People's Day' in Bolsonaro Era. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Indigenous say the media "cannot forget" President Jair Bolsonaro's policy measures meant to attack native peoples throughout the country. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Meets Indigenous to Defend Mining in Amazon | "On April 19, Indigenous People's Day is celebrated within the context of Jair Bolsonaro's far-right government that has criminalized leaders, s…

Consortiumnews (2019-04-20). The US Should Get Ready for King Mohammed bin Salman. consortiumnews.com Riyadh finds it outrageous that American lawmakers are trying to meddle in Saudi Arabia's succession, writes Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News Since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2,… Read more →

WSWS (2019-04-20). The Mueller report and the campaign against Russia. wsws.org An editorial in the New York Times makes clear that the central purpose of the Democrats' campaign against Trump has been to demand more aggressive action against Russia.

WSWS (2019-04-20). Protests force American Museum of Natural History to cancel event with Brazil's Bolsonaro. wsws.org In face of fierce popular reaction, the ruling elites in New York have been forced to disassociate themselves from the fascistic Brazilian president.

plenglish (2019-04-20). Abkhazia Offers Support to Venezuelan Gov't. plenglish.com 20 de abril de 2019, 01: 51 | Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of the self-proclaimed republic of Abkhazia, Daur Kove, today expressed his support for the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during the 5th International Economic Forum in Yalta.

teleSUR (2019-04-20). N. Ireland: Police Arrest 2 Suspects in Reporter's Murder. telesurenglish.net Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officials stated Saturday that the Major Investigation Team assigned to the murder case of Lyra McKee, have made a breakthrough and arrested two male suspects. | RELATED: | 'An Act of Hate': Journalist Shot Dead in Northern Ireland Riots | "Major Investigation Team detectives have arrested two men, aged 18 and 19 under the Terrorism Act, in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee in the Creggan area of Derry on Thursday, 18th April," th…

Staff (2019-04-20). United Methodists Edge Toward Breakup Over LGBT Policies. truthdig.com NEW YORK — There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. | The differences have simmered for years, and came to a head in February at a conference in St. Louis where delegates voted 438-384 for a proposal called the Traditional Plan, which strengthens bans on LGBT-inclusive practices. A majority of U.S.-based delegates opposed that plan and favored LGBT-friendly options, but they w…

RT (2019-04-20). Democrats' Russia obsession a 'huge gift' to Trump for 2020 — Noam Chomsky. rt.com Progressive intellectual Noam Chomsky called the Democratic party's focus on 'Russiagate' a 'huge gift" for President Donald Trump that "could hand him the next election." |

Kevin Gosztola (2019-04-20). On WikiLeaks, Mueller Ignored Findings of Former US Intelligence Officials. theantimedia.com (SP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on an investigation into alleged Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election does not confirm, without a doubt, that Russian intelligence agents or individuals tied to Russian intelligence agencies passed on emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign to WikiLeaks. Mueller's team highlighted statements from WikiLeaks on Twitter about former …

Natasha Lennard (2019-04-20). Why Philly's Reformist Prosecutor Finally Supports Letting Mumia Abu-Jamal's Appeal Go Forward. theintercept.com Activists were angry when Philly DA Larry Krasner initially objected to Mumia Abu-Jamal's path to a new appeal, but Krasner changed course last week.

RT (2019-04-20). Whitewashing slavery? Ancestry forced to pull ad with interracial couple after social media backlash. rt.com Genealogy site Ancestry.com has apologized and removed an ad featuring a pre-Civil War interracial couple after critics slammed the spot, claiming it whitewashed the widespread sexual exploitation of slave women.

Jason Ditz (2019-04-20). Over 70,000 Killed in Yemen War Since 2016. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Official figures on the deaths in the Yemen War have been virtually unavailable, or at least years out of date. The database tracker from the Armed Conflict and Location Event Data Project, however, issued their own data on Yemen Thursday, showing more than 70,000 have been killed in Yemen just since January 2016. This is a …

WSWS (2019-04-20). Detroit Fiat Chrysler autoworkers defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. wsws.org A WSWS Autoworker Newsletter campaign team spoke to workers Thursday at the Warren Stamping plant outside of Detroit about the importance of the defense of whistleblowers Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.

Tyler Durden (2019-04-20). Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For "Securing Libya's Oil Resources" Amid Tripoli Fighting. theantimedia.com (ZH) — In a sharp reversal of longstanding US policy which recognizes only the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli as the legitimate authority over Libya, the White House on Friday said President Trump spoke by phone this week to Benghazi based commander Kalifa Haftar, pledging support to the general and his Libyan National Army (LNA) as it lays …

RT (2019-04-20). Citizen's arrest or kidnapping? US militias told to stand down after catching 300+ migrants (VIDEOS). rt.com US authorities are warning wannabe vigilantes against taking the law into their own hands after an armed militia group detained over 300 migrants earlier this week at the Mexican border in what they claimed was a citizen's arrest.

Jon Schwarz (2019-04-20). The Best Hot Take on the Mueller Report Is From 1796. theintercept.com Washington called all of this in his prescient Farewell Address as he left office. As he feared, the spirit of party has overwhelmed the U.S. political system.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-20). Former ISIS Commanders Rehabilitated as Traffic Cops in Syria Under US Watch. theantimedia.com (MPN) — Locals of Ein Issa, a Syrian town just north of the city of Raqqa are reportedly fed up with former ISIS members and commanders who have been rehabilitated by U.S. proxy forces as traffic cops. "Reliable sources" told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) that former Daesh militants have been converted into "security members" …

WSWS (2019-04-20). David North speaks on the threat of fascism. wsws.org North, the Chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, urged a meeting of students and workers at Wayne State University to build the Socialist Equality Party in order to fight against the threat of fascism and war.

RT (2019-04-20). NYT use actual ex-FBI agent to warn readers of Barr's 'Russian disinfo tactic' (with Soviet imagery). rt.com The Mueller report didn't just clear President Donald Trump of colluding with Russia, the New York Times said, it handed Russia's Vladimir Putin the "ultimate victory." If you thought otherwise, blame secret Soviet mind games. |

RT (2019-04-20). 'From pariah to linchpin in proving anti-Trump spy scandal'— George Papadopoulos to Larry King on RT. rt.com "Entrapped" by FBI agents in London, ex-Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos shared the mysterious circumstances that led to his arrest — and to the opening of the Mueller probe — with Larry King on RT's Politicking.

John Nichols (2019-04-19). AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib Make the Necessary Call for an Impeachment Inquiry. thenation.com AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib Make the Necessary Call for an Impeachment Inquiry…

Jimmysllama (2019-04-19). Before Ousting Assange, Moreno Government Spied on the Journalist for Over a Year. mintpressnews.com Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning brought the U.S. government to its knees by exposing its torture of Guantanamo Bay detainees and war crimes in Iraq. They have been trying to recover ever since and the Trump administration is now more than ever willing to exact full revenge upon those who exposed the truth.

Consortiumnews (2019-04-19). UK Blurring Two Very Different Extradition Claims. consortiumnews.com The Swedish and U.S. claims are vastly different, writes Jonathan Cook. But the public conversation in the U.K. is simply about which has first dibs on Assange. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In a previous blog post, I warned that the media and political… Read more →

Consortiumnews (2019-04-19). CN Radio—Episode 7: Francis Boyle on Extradition of Julian Assange. consortiumnews.com With Julian Assange facing an extradition hearing on May 2, Consortium News Radio speaks with international law expert Francis Boyle, professor at the University of Illinois. Francis Boyle on the U.S.-UK extradition treaty and the way forward for Assange. (30… Read more →

John W. Whitehead (2019-04-19). From Jesus Christ to Julian Assange: When Dissidents Become Enemies of the State. counterpunch.org "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals. In the current governmental climate, where laws that run counter to the dictates of the Constitution are made in secret, passed without debate, More

Consortiumnews (2019-04-19). 26th Vigil Held With Assange in Jail. consortiumnews.com The 26th Vigil for Julian Assange was held Friday with the latest news on the WikiLeaks founder and the Mueller Report. Watch it here. Read more →

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-19). Julian Assange as Neuroses. globalresearch.ca Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with …

Robert Scheer (2019-04-19). The Destruction of the Palestinians Will Be Israel's Undoing. truthdig.com Most of Israel's problems would be solved if it could establish lasting peace with its neighbors, says journalist and filmmaker Mariam Shahin.

Ben Norton (2019-04-19). Instagram Acts as Arm of US Govt, Bans Top Iranian Officials After IRGC 'Terrorist' Designation. thegrayzone.com Top Iranian government officials were suspended from Facebook-owned Instagram just hours after Trump dubbed the IRGC a "terrorist" organization. By…

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-19). US-North Korea Summit 3.0? Pyongyang Accuses Pompeo and Bolton of Creating "An Atmosphere of Hostility and Mistrust" globalresearch.ca Days earlier, Trump said a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would be a good idea. | Two earlier ones achieved virtually nothing toward stepping back from the brink on the Korean peninsula toward regional peace, stability, and normalized …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-19). Headlines for April 19, 2019. democracynow.org Mueller Report Shows No Trump-Russia Conspiracy But Leaves Open Question of Obstruction, Trump Admin to Spend $40 Million on New Immigration Detention Camps, Central American Migrants Claim Assault by Mexican Authorities, ACLU Warns of "Fascist Militia" Holding Migrant Border Crossers at Gunpoint, Nicaragua Bans Anti-Government Protests, Arresting Dozens, Mali's Government Resigns as Protesters Condemn Ethnic Violence, Sudan: Mass Protests Demand Civilian Rule After Omar al-Bashir's Ouster, Bangladeshi Teen Burned to Death After Reporting Sexual Assault, Saudi Court Suspends Hearing for 11 Women's Rights Activist…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-04-19). Yemen Protests Trump Veto of Congressional Resolution to Stop Supporting Saudi War. mintpressnews.com "My message is only to the American people: is spilling more Yemeni blood acceptable to you?" asked a man in his seventies. "There is no difference between the vampires and Donald Trump. Trump is a real character who insists on sucking more Yemeni blood," a young protester told MintPress.

Eric A. Gordon (2019-04-19). USC Forward ups the ante on Los Angeles campus protest. peoplesworld.org

Eds. (2019-04-19). U.S. aggression against Venezuela and how do you "eat" that. mronline.org "Each number presented here corresponds to the face of a Venezuelan woman, a man, a boy, a girl. It is not only about the economic impact on imports or production, it is about the impact that these economic aggressions have on the guarantee of the human rights of each Venezuelan" —Pasqualina Curcio, The Impact of […] | Source

Staff (2019-04-19). Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela. therealnews.com The island nations of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, have become increasingly divided as the Trump administration is working to win the back and oppose the Maduro government in Venezuela. Jeb Sprague discusses the development and what it means for the region…

Staff (2019-04-19). Mueller Report: A Battle Over Maintaining 'Imperial Hegemony' (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com Gerald Horne and Kamau Franklin discuss the Mueller Report, Russiagate, and whether alleged Russian interference in the U.S. elections is actually significant…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-19). The Mueller Report: Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston on Trump-Russia Ties, Obstruction & More. democracynow.org The Justice Department has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia and President Trump's attempts to impede the special counsel's investigation. The report states the campaign "expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts," but Mueller concluded, "the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." Mueller also outlined…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-04-19). Mueller report: "Miners for Trump" rally in Pittsburgh was a fake. peoplesworld.org PITTSBURGH—Remember going to a "Miners for Trump" rally in downtown Pittsburgh, a month before the November 2016 general election? If you did, you were fooled by a Russian fake. A poster for the Oct. 2, 2016 rally, featuring a miner on a coal-black background wearing a headlamp-lit hard hat, illustrates the wide range of Russian-generated …

John Bachtell (2019-04-19). Crossroads: Saving humanity and nature requires global unity against extreme right. peoplesworld.org People and planet are at a crossroads: Humanity faces existential threats from the climate and ecological crises and militarization and nuclear war. Environmental, economic, and societal disruption on an unprecedented scale will have to be decisively dealt with over the next few decades to avoid catastrophic consequences. The global capitalist system has created unsustainable contradictions …

T.P. Wilkinson (2019-04-19). The Expense of the American Dream. dissidentvoice.org Political analysis, alas, is no less immune to what has been called the "fashion system" than any other segment of human consumption habits since the end of the Great War bequeathed the industrial form of indoctrination that prevails—now in digital form—today. The polemics offered as contemporary insights can be found in older documents, the sources …

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