2019-04-22: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Kevin Zeese (2019-04-22). Activists Protect DC Venezuelan Embassy from US-Supported Coup. commondreams.org The Embassy Protectors have decorated the Venezuelan Embassy with signs and banners that are giving the Georgetown neighbors a good education. A large banner right above the Venezuelan flag says "End the Deadly Sanctions." (Photo: Courtesy of the authors) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-04-22). Wiki-Gate: Julian Assange Was Framed by the People Who Supported Him. globalresearch.ca Assange has been the object of an all out smear campaign by those who supported him. The Economist which granted Assange the New Media Award in 2008 intimates that he is an "enemy agent" responsible for "information anarchy … culminating in the destabilization of American democracy"

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-22). Julian Assange as Neuroses. counterpunch.org 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 indeterminate sentences, he electrifies and concerns. The US political classes continue to simmer with an More

Alison Weir (2019-04-22). Remembering the Crimes of the Powerful Exposed by Wikileaks' Julian Assange. mintpressnews.com Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange has finally been imprisoned, an objective long sought by powerful parties he helped to expose over the past dozen years. | Assange's "crime" was revealing deep, embarrassing, sometimes deadly, malfeasance by numerous actors, including the U.S. government, the media, the Democratic Party-Clinton machine, and Israel. | Wikileaks revealed the U.S. government's cover-up of torture, cruelty, the killing of civilians, spying on its own citizens and others. It exposed Democratic Party cheating and man…

Consortiumnews (2019-04-22). Debunking the 'Assange is A Russian Agent' Smear. consortiumnews.com The narrative that Assange worked for or knowingly conspired with the Russian government is a hallucination of the demented Russia hysteria which has infected all corners of mainstream political discourse, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Not even the… Read more →

Martin Armstrong (2019-04-22). IMF Hands $4.2 Billion in Loans for Ecuador for Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca The evidence of political pressure on Ecuador is surfacing. The IMF Executive Board Approved US$4.2 Billion (435% of quota and SDR 3.035 billion). | Extended Fund Facility for Ecuador. The Executive Board agreed to this arrangement with strings attached. The Board's …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-22). From Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, a Talk on Assange. consortiumnews.com Consortium News Editor Joe Lauria on Sunday delivered this talk about the Assange case to a group of activists who are living inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington to stop the illegitimate government of Venezuela from taking it over. Video… Read more →

Prof Susan Babbitt (2019-04-22). Disdain and Dignity: An Old (Anti-imperialist) Story. globalresearch.ca One good comes from Assange's arrest, as many have noted: Wikileaks revelations are in the news. We hear the sneering at "dead bastards". We hear the disdain. | There are truths which, if understood intellectually, are not understood fully. Imperialism is …

George Galloway (2019-04-22). Video: George Galloway on Julian Assange: "Brits Know Something's Wrong Here" globalresearch.ca "The British public know there is something wrong here when the whistleblower is in jail while the perpetrators are on TV" says former MP George Galloway who talks to In Question's Manila Chan as many in mainstream media stay mum …

Bonpane Family (2019-04-22). Statement of the family of activist and radio host Blase Bonpane upon his passing. liberationnews.org Bonpane played a key role in raising awareness of government directed violence throughout Central America during the 1980s by leading delegations of politicians, activists, celebrities, and students on trips to Nicaragua.

Whitney Webb (2019-04-22). Modi Delivers Ironic "Peace Day" Message Netanyahu Borrowed from Hitler. mintpressnews.com Modi's speech regarding how only the "strong" are to be respected, while issuing an implicit threat of using nuclear weapons against enemies of the state, is strikingly similar to a speech given by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an ally of Modi — last September.

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-04-22). Did the Mueller Report Distract You? $750 Billion Budget Increase for "National Security" globalresearch.ca The drama that has played out in the mainstream media over the release of the Mueller report had us at the Black Alliance for Peace asking the question we always come back to: What are the ruling-class minions in media …

teleSUR (2019-04-22). Sudan's Opposition Suspends Peace Talks With Military Council. telesurenglish.net Sudan's main opposition alliance has suspeded their peace talks with the Transitional Military Council after the latter refused to hand over power to a civilian government. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia, UAE Pledge $3B to Sudan's Military Coup Rulers in Effort to 'Hijack Uprising' | "We have decided to suspend the negotiation with the Transitional Military Council," Sudan's opposition Freedom and Change Alliance said in a statement during a press conference…

Whitney Webb (2019-04-22). On Earth Day, Remembering the US Military's Toxic Legacy. mintpressnews.com On Earth Day, MintPress brings you a piece originally published last May, on the U.S. Department of Defense's toxic legacy throughout the world. The DoD produces more hazardous waste than the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined.

Robert Fisk (2019-04-22). After ISIS, a Divided Iraq, Wounded and Grief-Stricken. counterpunch.org The moment the 54-year-old walks up to the car, it is obvious something is terribly wrong. The way he drags his feet, then stamps them on the ground and marches forward like a toy soldier, head lowered; then the way he looks up at you from beneath dark brows, in both greeting and concern. Taamy Wahab Mohamed al-Yasaari should More

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-22). Landslide Triumph over US Installed Puppet President in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Sunday exit polls showed political outsider/entertainer-comedian Vladimir Zelensky scored an overwhelming triumph over US-installed billionaire puppet Petro Poroshenko by a 73 — 24% margin. More on this below. | According to a March Gallup poll, only 9% of Ukrainians trust their …

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-22). Bloody Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. globalresearch.ca Multiple suicide bombers reportedly were behind deadly attacks on four hotels, three Christian churches packed Easter Sunday worshipers, and an apartment complex. | Targeted sites were in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, Negombo on the west coast, and Batticaloa in the …

Whitney Webb (2019-04-22). French Ambassador Says Trump "Deal of the Century" Is DOA, Calls Israel 'Apartheid State'. mintpressnews.com "[Kushner] is so rational, and he is so pro-Israeli also, that he may neglect the point that if you offer the Palestinians the choice between surrendering and committing suicide, they may decide the latter. Somebody like Kushner doesn't understand that." — French Ambassador Gerard Araud…

Melvin Goodman (2019-04-22). The NYTs Tries to Rehabilitate Bloody Gina Haspel. counterpunch.org There is no more authoritative newspaper in the country, perhaps the world, than the New York Times. But when the Times gets it wrong, it is often a real doozy. In the 1930s, the Times' man in Moscow, Walter Duranty, completely missed the Kremlin's forced famine in the Ukraine that led to the death of six to seven million Ukrainians and More

Andy Piascik (2019-04-22). Grocery Store Workers Take on Billion Dollar Multinational. counterpunch.org At precisely 1: 00 Eastern time on the afternoon of April 11th, 31,000 workers at 253 Stop and Shop grocery stores throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts walked off their jobs. The strike came after several months of failed negotiations in which Stop and Shop refused to retract an onerous set of demands for the elimination More

Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada (2019-04-22). Dreaming in Miami. counterpunch.org After three months of threats and threats to a double stage — the State Department in Washington DC and a theater in Miami — the US Administration finally announced what it intends to do to intensify its economic war against Cuba. On the 17th, at the mid-morning in a brief ceremony, just a few minutes, More

Howard Lisnoff (2019-04-22). Loose Bullets and Loose Cannons. counterpunch.org The Huffington Post ("Substitute Teacher Fired After Bullets Fall Out Of Pockets In Pre-K Class," April 15, 2019) reported the story of the substitute pre-kindergarten teacher at an elementary school in Millbury, Massachusetts who had been fired because he dropped loose bullets from his pocket in class. That incident prompted a search of his home that found unsecured More

Seiji Yamada — Gregory G. Maskarinec (2019-04-22). Health as a Human Right: No Migrants Need Apply. counterpunch.org We don't seem to understand or we've neglected the specter of what is beneath and pushing all of these things to the surface: the specter of militarism and colonialism. And all the things that Hawaiians experienced through colonialism, we have that same experience — to the point right now where one of the islands in More

Kenneth Surin (2019-04-22). Mueller Time? Not for Now. counterpunch.org The Mueller report does not exonerate Trump; it simply finds insufficient evidence of criminal conduct involved in Russian collusion. Mueller says he failed to find admissible or sufficient evidence proving criminal conduct beyond a reasonable doubt, that is, the standard of evidence involved in "making a traditional prosecutorial judgement". At the same time, while using More

Graham Peebles (2019-04-22). Consuming Stuff: The Polluting World of Fashion. counterpunch.org The interconnected environmental catastrophe is the result of a particular lifestyle; a materialistic way of life relentlessly promoted by mass media and governments throughout the industrialized world and beyond. Consuming stuff, most of which is unnecessary, is the key ingredient; excess is championed, sufficiency scoffed at. Far from addressing need, satisfying desire is the driving More

Cesar Chelala (2019-04-22). Yemen: The Triumph of Barbarism. counterpunch.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 More

Kerron àì Luain (2019-04-22). What the "White Irish Slaves" Meme Tells Us About Identity Politics. counterpunch.org The latest bizarre twist in the "Irish Slaves" saga is that James Woods, the actor best known for his cameo as a Kwik-E-Mart employee in The Simpsons, has shared an historically inaccurate meme, the aim of which is to diminish the suffering of black slavery. Now, Woods' meme is flagrantly wrong in that it states More

John Laforge (2019-04-22). Chernobyl's Deadly Effects Estimates Vary. counterpunch.org April 26 marks the 33rd anniversary of the 1986 radiation disaster at Chernobyl reactor Number 4 in Ukraine, just north of Kiev the capital. It is still nearly impossible to get scientific consensus on the vast extent of the impacts. The explosions and two-week long fire at Chernobyl spewed around the world something between one More

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-22). North Korea Pleads for Food Aid as Trump Sanctions Noose Tightens. mintpressnews.com As much as Trump likes to rail against the failed policies of his predecessor, he seems to be mimicking them, using North Korea's food shortages as leverage to force the country to denuclearize, a move that DPRK believes would bring about only a swifter death.

teleSUR (2019-04-22). New US Blockade Of Iran Could Skyrocket Oil Prices This Summer. telesurenglish.net The U.S. government is ending the program that has provided exemptions to five large countries purchasing oil from Iran, the New York Times reported on Sunday. | RELATED: | YouTube Censors Iranian Press, HispanTV, Press TV Targeted | According to the New York Times report, the U.S. is canceling the exemptions to China, Japan, India, Turkey, and South Korea as they attempt to strengthen their blockade on Iranian goods. | The ultimate goal of this U.S. move is to force regime change…

Ali A. Taj (2019-04-22). Sri Lanka Easter Attacks: Saudi State-Sponsored Extremism Strikes Again. mintpressnews.com Can Sri Lanka and the world continue to take the Saudi threat lightly? How long will the Democrats and Republicans continue to support President's Trump's carte blanche to Saudi Arabia?

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-22). With US on the Warpath, Iran's Press TV the Latest Target for Google's Political Censorship. mintpressnews.com Iran finds itself in the crosshairs of social-media censorship, along with a number of other countries that are, incidentally or not, in the crosshairs of the U.S. State Department.

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-22). Ukraine: Why "OU" Lost by a Landslide. mintpressnews.com With his landslide victory, Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian who won 73 percent of the vote, will become the president of Ukraine. Understanding how this occurred becomes easy when people review U.S. government documents published by WikiLeaks about outgoing President Petro Poroshenko. | Who is "OU?" Our Ukraine. | In a classified diplomatic cable from 2006 released by WikiLeaks, U.S. officials refer to Poroshenko as "Our Ukraine (OU) insider Petro Poroshenko." Our Ukraine has been in the…

Nick Rehwaldt (2019-04-22). Redacted's Karavani Aims Her Water Cannon at Nestle and Its Poland Spring Water Fraud. mintpressnews.com "Is [Nestlé's] Poland Spring the same as your sink water? No. It's worse. One or more of the company's wells are near present or former human waste dump, landfill, or similar site."

teleSUR (2019-04-22). Sri Lanka Gov't Says Unknown Islamist Group Behind Attacks. telesurenglish.net The Sri Lankan government said Monday that Islamist group National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) was behind the recent attacks in the country in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded. | RELATED: | US Warns Terrorists Still Planning Attacks in Sri Lanka | NTJ is believed to have split from Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath (SLTJ), another hardline group. SLTJ's l…

Richard Stallman (2019-04-22). The Christchurch Terrorist's Manifesto Is a Hideous Document, But Banning Possession of It Is Not the Solution. commondreams.org At least 50 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch earlier this year. (Photo: ABC News/Brendan Esposito) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-04-22). Sri Lanka Muslims Warned Officials About Group Behind Attack. telesurenglish.net Sri Lanka's Muslim community said they warned military intelligence officials about the Islamist group National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), who the government believes are behind the April 21 attacks that killed 290 people and nearly 500 injured during Easter Sunday mass. | RELATED: | US Warns Terrorists Still Planning Attacks in Sri Lanka | Hilmy Ahamed, vice president of the…

teleSUR (2019-04-22). US Warns Terrorists Still Planning Attacks in Sri Lanka. telesurenglish.net The U.S. State Department said in a revised travel advisory 'terrorist groups' were continuing to plot possible attacks in Sri Lanka after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded in blasts in churches and luxury hotels on Sunday. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka Mourns Horrific Attacks on Easter Sunday | "Terrorists may attack with little or no warning," it said in the revised warning, which was dated Sunday U.S. time. | It said possible targets included tourist locations, transportatio…

teleSUR (2019-04-22). New Explosion Hits Sri Lankan Capital. telesurenglish.net An explosion went off on Monday (April 22) in a van near a church in Sri Lanka where scores were killed the previous day, when bomb squad officials were trying to defuse it, a Reuters witness said. | RELATED: | US Warns Terrorists Still Planning Attacks in Sri Lanka | "The van exploded when the bomb defusing unit of the STF (Special Task Force) and air force tried to diffuse the bomb," the witness said. | The explosion reportedly took place near the St. Anthony's Church in the capit…

Prof. James Petras (2019-04-22). Shadow Boxing for Empire: The Mueller Report. globalresearch.ca Introduction | By the end of the Obama regime, the US had gone through seven wars and was in the process of losing five of them. Washington was facing global challenges to its dominant economic and political role from Russia and …

Robert Reich (2019-04-22). Mueller Report Makes It Official: Trump a Morally Despicable Human Being. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during an event recognizing the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride in the East Room of the White House, April 18, 2019, the same day the Department of Justice released special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian election interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-04-22). The Making America Great Again (MAGA) Warmongers. America's Ongoing Wars in the Middle East. globalresearch.ca I have yet to see the MAGA cult turn on its hallowed leader, the leader of the "free world" (sic) who recently vetoed and left tire marks on a measure that would have put an end to US involvement in …

Zero Hedge (2019-04-22). Air Force Deploys Stealth Fighters to the Middle East for the First Time. globalresearch.ca Amid the threats of war with Iran, the U.S. Air Force has forward deployed Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jets to the Middle East, reported Air Force Times. | Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) announced last week that …

teleSUR (2019-04-22). Elizabeth Warren Wants to Cancel Students Debt for 40M People. telesurenglish.net U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election, proposes to cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt and make college cheaper for students going forward. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Raises $4M Just 12 Hours After Announcing Candidacy | "We got into this crisis because state govern…

teleSUR (2019-04-22). Venezuela Blackouts Part of Planned US Operation: Russia. telesurenglish.net Russian Deputy Defense Minister Colonel General Alexander Fomin said the recent series of blackouts in Venezuela was due to a planned operation led by the United States. | RELATED: | Maduro: Venezuela to Overcome Sanctions Against Central Bank | Fomin, during an interview with RT, said that "the United States does not stop" when it comes to pressurize on Venezuela. | "They do not reject any tool, they widely use the tools of hybrid wars, color revolutions, as well as train leader…

Erin Schwartz (2019-04-22). Harmony Korine's Baffling Florida-Man Story. thenation.com Harmony Korine's Baffling Florida-Man Story…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-04-22). The Three Purposes of Russiagate. globalresearch.ca Russiagate has three purposes. | One is to prevent President Trump from endangering the vast budget and power of the military/security complex by normalizing relations with Russia. | Another, in the words of James Howard Kunstler, is "to conceal the criminal …

teleSUR (2019-04-22). Powerful Earthquake Reported in the Philippines. telesurenglish.net A powerful earthquake was reported 100km northwest of the Philippine capital of Manila on Monday, the Reuters News Agency reported. | RELATED: | 12 Members of Philippines IS Group Abu Sayyaf Killed by Military | A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the central Philippines on Monday, the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) said, and a Reuters witness said office buildings swayed in the main business district of the capital, Manila. | The quake struck 60 km (37 miles) northwest of Mani…

Countercurrents (2019-04-22). Sri Lanka Explosions: More than 200 Killed, Churches and Hotels Targeted. globalresearch.ca More than 200 killed and at least 500 injured as eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka while Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations. | Media report said: | The blasts started at around 8: 45am local time at St. …

teleSUR (2019-04-22). Arab League Pledges $100M a Month to the Palestinian Authority. telesurenglish.net The Arab League Council pledged US$100 million per month to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in order to make up for the tax revenues that were withheld by Israel over a long duration. | RELATED: | Trump's Deal of the Century Will 'Officially Make Israel an Apartheid State': French Envoy to US | The US$100 million is the set amount that was supposed to be paid as stipends to the families of Palestinians killed or imprisoned by Israel. | The Arab Le…

teleSUR (2019-04-22). US Ends Sanction Waivers for Countries Importing Iranian oil. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to eliminate all waivers issued to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, the White House said on Monday, while vowing to ensure global oil market was well supplied. | RELATED: | John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil, Not Democracy | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to make an announcement on Monday detailing the decision. | "The United States, Saudi Arab…

teleSUR (2019-04-22). 20% Bernie Supporters Won't Vote for Dems If He Loses Primary. telesurenglish.net A new Emerson Poll discovered that almost 20 percent of supporters of second-time presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders would vote for the United States President Donald Trump during the 2020 presidential election if Sanders doesn't win the primaries. | RELATED: | Chomsky: Fixation on Russia May Have Handed Trump a 2020 Win | The poll…

Fight Back (2019-04-22). It's Lenin's birthday, and here is what he had to say. fightbacknews.org To mark the April 22, 1870 birthday of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, Fight Back News Service is circulating the following excerpt from his 1918 book, The State and Revolution. | The "Withering Away" of the State, and Violent Revolution | Engels' words regarding the "withering away" of the state are so widely known, they are often quoted, and so clearly reveal the essence of the customary adaptation of Marxism to opportunism that we must deal with them in detail. We shall quote the whole argument from which they are taken. | "The proletariat seizes from state power and turns the means of production into st…

Staff (2019-04-22). Nothing Wrong With Help From Russians, Trump Lawyer Says. truthdig.com Rudy Giuliani calls the Trump campaign's effort to get political help from representatives of the Russian government possibly ill-advised but not illegal.

Frida Berrigan (2019-04-22). Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life, and I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way. globalresearch.ca As someone deeply embedded in a life of anti-nuclear resistance, I know the only way to get rid of these weapons is to never stop thinking about them. | *** | I want to offer you something different than the barrage of …

Telesur (2019-04-22). Trump's Dangerous Game: New Blockade of Iran Could Skyrocket Oil Prices Across the World. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration is cracking down on trade partners that are still purchasing oil from Iran in an attempt to force regime change inside the Persian Gulf nation. | *** | The U.S. government is ending the program that has provided exemptions …

teleSUR (2019-04-22). China Unilaterally Rejects US Sanctions Against Iran. telesurenglish.net China consistently opposes unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday amid reports that Washington is expected to announce that buyers of Iranian oil must halt imports soon or face sanctions. | RELATED: | China Proposes Space Cooperation to International Partners | Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, speaking at a daily news briefing, said China's bilateral cooperation with Iran was in accordance with the law. | China is a major importer of Ir…

commondreams (2019-04-22). NIAC Statement on U.S. Ending Iran Oil Waivers. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-22). Trump and Pakistan's PM Khan Might Have Just Ruined Iran-India Relations. globalresearch.ca The American and Pakistani leaders independently took two very important and uncoordinated moves at almost the exact same time that might coincidentally have the same effect of ruining Iranian-Indian relations. | Iranian-Indian relations might be about to enter their worst-ever period …

Staff (2019-04-22). What Your Amazon Prime Membership Really Costs. truthdig.com Amazon is a company that's drunk on profits and market share. | Last year, the online retail giant netted $11 billion in profits while paying $0 in taxes. The company controls nearly half of all online sales in the United States, and its Amazon Web Services division is the leader in providing cloud-based computing services, counting Netflix and the U.S. government among its major clients. | You'd think that with…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-22). Irresponsible Protections: Venezuela and Foreign Intervention. globalresearch.ca A stalemate of sorts has developed in Venezuela. The pretender, Juan Guaidó, as head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, continues as faux interim president, noisier than ever, but no more effectual than the time he declared his intentions to …

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-22). Solidarity with Venezuela Now! Protect the Embassy. globalresearch.ca We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is …

Colin Todhunter (2019-04-22). As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation's Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow? globalresearch.ca In 1830, British colonial administrator Lord Metcalfe said India's villages were little republics that had nearly everything they could want for within themselves. India's ability to endure derived from these communities: | "Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down but the village community …

James J. Zogby (2019-04-22). Why I'm Glad Netanyahu Won. globalresearch.ca I'm glad Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection. Since I realize that saying this won't sit well with many folks, let me explain: | As the election developed, it became clear that Benny Gantz, the leader of the opposition "Blue and White" coalition, …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-04-22). On the (Empire's) Waterfront. globalresearch.ca Remember the famous taxicab scene from the great film On the Waterfront? Ex boxer Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) telling his older brother Charlie (Rod Steiger), who is second in command to a crooked union boss, that he didn't look out …

Andy Piascik (2019-04-22). Grocery Store Workers Take on a Multinational. globalresearch.ca At precisely 1: 00 Eastern time on the afternoon of April 11th, 31,000 workers at 253 Stop and Shop grocery stores throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts walked off their jobs. The strike came after several months of failed negotiations in …

Radovan Spasic (2019-04-22). Kosovo's Conflict: A Devastating Precedent in International Relations. globalresearch.ca During the last decade of 20th century, leading "analysts" of the New World Order were presenting the Kosovo's issue as a democratic matter rather than a historical and geopolitical dispute. It was perceived as a political case in which one …

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-22). Ukraine Elections: Why "OU" Lost by a Landslide. globalresearch.ca With the landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelensky, who won 73 percent of the vote, the comedian will become the president of Ukraine. Understanding how this occurred becomes easy when people review US government documents published by Wikileaks about the …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-04-22). Just Another Spring in Progress? globalresearch.ca My corner of New York's Catskill Mountains is shortly due to explode in green. Today however, it's brown, beige, russet and auburn: a wrapping of spindly trunks with naked branches cascading uphill draws my eyes to the horizon. I wait. …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-04-22). 'A Really Exciting Proposal': Elizabeth Warren's Education Overhaul Would Wipe Out Student Debt, Provide Free Public College. commondreams.org "I'm calling for something truly transformational‚Ää," said the Massachusetts senator. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Curt Wechsler (2019-04-22). 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."

RT (2019-04-22). Terrorists 'continue plotting attacks' on Sri Lanka tourist spots, US State Dept warns. rt.com Terrorists in Sri Lanka might strike again, the US State Department has warned in its latest travel advisory update, asking Americans to exercise extreme caution following the Easter Sunday bombings which killed almost 300 people.

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-04-22). 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.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-04-22). Amid Push for New Oil Sanctions, Pompeo Reportedly Jokes About Secret Coup Plot Against Iran. commondreams.org The Secretary of State reportedly said during a private meeting there are "no guarantees" the sanctions won't harm ordinary Iranians | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-04-22). US Top Court to Weigh in on Gay, Trans Discrimination Cases. telesurenglish.net The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will take up the question of whether gay and transgender workers are protected by federal law that bars discrimination in the workplace. | RELATED: | Gay Tax: Same-Sex Couples Get Worse Terms, Rejected More Often for Mortgages | The nation's highest court is considering three related cases, one involving a funeral home worker who was fired after telling her employer she was a transgender woman and would be wearing women's clothi…

plenglish (2019-04-22). Sri Lanka Bombings Kill 290, Gov't Detains 24, Blames Islamist Group. plenglish.com Colombo, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan police have arrested 24 suspects on Sunday"s terrorist bombings at several churches and hotels, while death toll rose on Monday to 290 and there are over 500 injured.

Peace Action of San Mateo County (2019-04-22). Screening of documentary film 'Seeing Through the Wall'. indybay.org Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo | 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94402…

WSWS (2019-04-22). Landslide victory for Zelensky over Poroshenko in Ukrainian presidential election. wsws.org The election results reflect the enormous hostility within the Ukrainian working class toward the right-wing nationalist policies of the Poroshenko regime.

Jan Oberg (2019-04-22). Stop the Ongoing U.S. Economic Terrorism against Iran and Help Its People! globalresearch.ca You have certainly not heard much about this in the West. And it didn't get a fraction of the media attention (and none of the hundreds of millions of Euro pledges by the perversely rich) that the Notre Dame fire …

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-04-22). To Reassert Congressional War Authority, Sanders Demands Vote to Override Trump Veto on Yemen. commondreams.org "For far too long Congress, under both Democratic and Republican administrations, has abdicated its constitutional role with regard to the authorization of war." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

plenglish (2019-04-22). Lula Summarizes Struggle for Democracy in Brazil, Rousseff Says. plenglish.com 22 de abril de 2019, 08: 44Brasilia, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva Lula summarizes today the struggle for democracy in Brazil, where fighting and demanding his full release means to confront the neo-fascist military, judicial and media apparatus.

WSWS (2019-04-22). Sri Lankan bomb survivors and local residents denounce terror attacks. wsws.org "The aim of this attack could be to instigate communalism and turmoil. It must be totally condemned."

Tyler Durden (2019-04-22). Comedian Who "Came to Break the System" Wins Ukraine Election by Landslide. theantimedia.com (ZH) — According to exit polls, millions of voters — weary of war and economic hardship — have thoroughly rebuked the incumbent elites, overwhelmingly voting for 41-year-old TV comedian Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine's presidential election today. "I voted for Zelensky because everything he said is true," said Viktoriia Bengalska, a 45-year-old secretary in Kiev. "It's impossible to survive on this salary, …

WSWS (2019-04-22). Germany's IT Security Act 2.0: Another step towards a police state. wsws.org The German government's new legislation must be seen in connection with the arrest of Julian Assange and his imminent extradition to the US.

Human Rights Watch (2019-04-22). Yemen: Houthi Landmines Kill Civilians, Block Aid. hrw.org | | A deminer works with children following him in Zuheiri, a town on the western coast. | © 2018 Private | (Beirut) — Houthi forces' widespread use of landmines along Yemen's western coast since mid-2017 has killed and injured hundreds of civilians and prevented aid groups from reaching vulnerable communities, Human Rights Watch said today. Yemeni law and the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty ban all use of antipersonnel mines; anti-vehicle mines have been used ind…

Mathias Broeckers (2019-04-22). Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide. indybay.org CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Wikileaks embodies what a free press should be as the fourth branch – control power. This indispensable function as a democratic watchdog is the reason why press freedom is an essential asset of all constitutional states.

WSWS (2019-04-22). Young journalist Lyra McKee shot dead in Northern Ireland. wsws.org McKee was killed in the aftermath of a police raid on a house in the Creggan estate.

WSWS (2019-04-22). At least 290 killed in terrorist bomb attacks in Sri Lanka. wsws.org Despite an intelligence alert 10 days before, both the government and police failed to warn the public and took little or no action to prevent the terrible bombings.

RT (2019-04-22). Twitterati pounce on MSNBC for sending reporter to pester Mueller near church on Easter Sunday. rt.com Russiagate-obsessed news network MSNBC sent one of its journalists to talk to the one person in a position to feed the dying hopes that the now-public Mueller report still holds the key to ousting President Donald Trump.

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 …

Daniel Borgstrom (2019-04-21). Veterans Ask Barbara Lee to Speak Out for Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Worried constituents in Oakland are wondering, "Does Barbara Lee still speak for me?" | "Lee recently voted to approve a $17 billion increase in military spending." | Veterans for Peace has issued a press release in support of both Wikileaks founder Julian …

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 — …

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Chomsky: Fixation on Russia May Have Handed Trump a 2020 Win. telesurenglish.net U.S. intellectual Noam Chomsky talked to Democracy Now about how the Democratic party's "unwillingness to deal with fundamental issues", and rather focus on the Russiagate scandal might have handed Donald Trump a big win for the 2020 presidential election. | RELATED: | Chomsky: Assange and Lula the Same Case to Silence Their Voices | "The Democrats invested everything in this issue. Wel…

Emerson Cheney (2019-04-21). #JusticeForStephanieAndPaul: Four days of protests against police terror in CT. liberationnews.org Liberation News on the scene at ongoing protests in Connecticut against police violence.

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…

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Bangladesh Schools Fight Sexual Harassment After Girl's Murder. telesurenglish.net Bangladesh has ordered some 27,000 schools to set up committees to prevent sexual violence, an official said on Sunday, after a teenager who accused a teacher of sexual harassment was burned to death. | RELATED: | Afghan Women Go Online to Set #myredline for Peace | Amid nationwide protests, the Bangladesh government has ordered more than 27,000 schools and c…

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Landslide in Southwestern Colombia Kills at Least 14. telesurenglish.net At least 14 people have been killed and five injured in a landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, the country's disaster relief agency said on Sunday. | RELATED: | Colombians Protest After Infant of FARC Ex-Militant Murdered | The landslide, which was caused by heavy rains, took place in the early hours of the morning in a rural area of Rosas municipality, the agency said in a statement. | "We are working on the rescue of victims," said Firefighters Chief Vict…

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Afghan Women Go Online to Set #myredline for Peace. telesurenglish.net A summit between Afghan delegates and the insurgents that was to take place in Doha this weekend and which had been set to include more women has been postponed indefinitely. | RELATED: | India's Top Court To View Appeal Allowing Women Into Mosques | Across Afghanistan, women have taken to social media to join a campaign dubbed #My…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-04-21). Solidarity With Venezuela Now! Protect The Embassy. dissidentvoice.org Activists gather in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC in March, 2019. We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is here …

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…

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