2019-04-23: Social Media Postees

Nothing to See Here: The U.S. Government Prevents Investigations Into War Crimes in Afghanistan
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
Thanks to the withdrawal of the International Criminal Court, this crime—and hundreds of others—will neither be properly documented nor will there be justice for the victims and survivors. (Photo: Sgt. Daniel P. Shook/ Afghanistan Media Operations Center/ DVIDSHUB/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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The Activists Quietly Struggling to Protect Venezuela's DC Embassy from a US-backed Coup
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-23
A dedicated group of activists has been living inside Venezuela's DC embassy for the past two weeks. hoping to halt a US-backed opposition takeover of the building.
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Activists Protect DC Venezuelan Embassy from US-supported Coup
Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
An extraordinary chapter in the ongoing saga of Venezuela has been taking place, virtually unnoticed, at the Venezuela Embassy that lies in the heart of swanky Georgetown in Washington DC. A group of us, all activists opposed to the prospect of the Venezuelan opposition taking over the Embassy, have been living inside the building for…
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Nicaragua's Dialogue: Official Delegation Calls for Calm
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
The Nicaraguan government's delegates to the national dialogue meetings explained Tuesday advances in the negotiation process with the political opposition and recalled that the people want peace, security, work and stability. | RELATED TO: | Nicaraguans Honor Student Killed By Right-Wing Protesters | "Our delegation will sit today at the Negotiation table as it has been doing all this time, namely, to talk, dialogue and seek peaceful solutions that benefit the people," Foreign Mini…
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Tuesday's Daily Brief: sexual violence in conflict, a malaria vaccine trial, updates on Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, Sri Lanka and Mali
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-23
Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria vaccine in Malawi, thousands seeking shelter in Libya's capital as fighting continues, concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the attack of an Ebola treatment centre, an update on the death toll of the Sri Lanka attacks, and the Security Council's condemnation of the killing of peacekeepers in Mali.
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Protect women's rights 'before, during and after conflict' UN chief tells high-level Security Council debate
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-23
Over the course of the past decade, there has been "a paradigm shift" in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council during a high-level debate on Tuesday.
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Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
UPDATE: Timothy Paul Jerzyk has added another $1,000 to the award, making a total of $2,000. According to statements in February by the Secretary of the Army, various U.S. high schools are barring military recruiters from access to students. The Secretary of the Navy this past December said that public school boards are keeping military recruiters out of…
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New CN Series: The Revelations of WikiLeaks: No. 1–The Video that Put Assange in US Crosshairs
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-23
"Collateral Murder" created a media sensation in 2010 and led to Chelsea Manning's imprisonment and to a DOJ investigation of Julian Assange, reports Elizabeth Vos. But the war crimes the video exposed got no one else in trouble. Consortium News today begins… Read more ?…
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What Revolutionaries in the Middle East Have Learned Since the Arab Spring
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
Two very different political waves are sweeping through the Middle East and north Africa. Popular protests are overthrowing the leaders of military regimes for the first time since the failed Arab Spring of 2011. At the same time, dictators are seeking to further monopolise power by killing, jailing or intimidating opponents who want personal and…
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Bolsonaro: The First 100 Days
Jà∂rg Nowak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
Near the end of the first 100 days of the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro — the first radical-right Brazilian president since the moderated transition from military dictatorship in 1985 to a democratic regime — the first meaningful protests, apart from …
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Johns Hopkins Students Enter Week Three of Protesting ICE Contracts and Policing
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-23
Students at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, have entered their 21st day of a sit-in occupation of their campus administration building to protest the university's plans for an armed police force on campus, as well as Johns Hopkins's contracts with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Students at Johns Hopkins are demanding the cancellation of contracts with ICE and a pledge to donate all money received from ICE to Baltimore's immigration defense fund. They're also demanding voluntary recognition for all workers wishing to unionize, and a student and faculty representative spot on the universi…
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Johns Hopkins Students Enter Week 4 of Sit-In Protesting ICE Contracts & Plan for Armed Campus Cops
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-23
Students at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, have entered their 21st day of a sit-in occupation of their campus administration building to protest the university's plans for an armed police force on campus, as well as Johns Hopkins's contracts with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Students at Johns Hopkins are demanding the cancellation of contracts with ICE and a pledge to donate all money received from ICE to Baltimore's immigration defense fund. They're also demanding voluntary recognition for all workers wishing to unionize, and a student and faculty representative spot on the university'…
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Earth Day: How Can Climate Activists Fight Misinformation?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-23
Award-winning filmmaker Josh Fox talks about his new book, The Truth Has Changed, and how climate movements can–and must–fight misinformation campaigns…
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The Conspiracy against Trump
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The real "deplorable" in today's United States is the continuation of a foreign policy based on endless aggression to maintain Washington's military dominance in parts of the world where Americans have no conceivable interest. Many voters backed Donald J. Trump…
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French Ambassador Says Trump "Deal of the Century" Is DOA, Calls Israel 'Apartheid State'
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
"[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." …
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U.S. Hoped Putin Would be a 'Sober Yeltsin' — RAI with Stephen Cohen (3/5)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-23
After the fall of the Soviet Union, a dysfunctional and pro-American Russian President Yeltsin presided over the chaos of the 1990's; when Putin came to power, the West was very disappointed at the independent and nationalist character of the Putin led state and the demonization began — Stephen Cohen joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts…
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Mueller Documented Probable Cause that Trump Obstructed Justice
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
After a nearly two-year investigation, culminating in a 448-page report, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election but found insufficient evidence to prove the Trump campaign conspired with Russia. Mueller did not decide, …
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Intervention in Venezuela: a tour of U.S. military bases in Curaàßao and Aruba
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-23
Aruba and Curaàßao are two Caribbean territories under the dominance (in terms of security and foreign policy) of the Netherlands. Since 1999, the United States has agreed to establish "counter-narcotics" operations centres on both islands. | Source…
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Venezuelan Authorities Identify 5 Electrical System Saboteurs
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez, unveiled Tuesday the identification of five people involved in attacks on the National Electric System (SEN). | RELATED: | Venezuela Blackouts Part of Planned US Operation: Russia Defense Ministry | Rodriguez named Ramon Oswaldo Garcia, in Spain; Miguel Jose Freita in Colombia; Julio Cesar Acuña and…
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Former U.N. Official: U.S. Goal Is to "Asphyxiate" Venezuela
Pablo Vivanco | progressive.org | 2019-04-23
Alfred de Zayas argues that Caracas has grounds to reject offers of "aid" coming from Donald Trump's White House, given the precedent of U.S. humanitarian aid being used as a trojan horse.
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Portland, Ore.: Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution
Lyn Neeley | workers.org | 2019-04-23
The Hands Off Venezuela Coalition in Portland, Ore., displayed banners and placards calling for "No Sanctions, No Coup, No Media Lies" over the I-5 freeway for two hours during heavy early morning commuting traffic on April 19. The largest banner read, "Trump and Dems wage war, We say No More." . . . | Continue reading Portland, Ore.: Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution at Workers.org
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North Korea Leader Kim to Meet With Putin in Russia
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-23
Summit will be held "soon" but no date is released. It comes at a key moment of faltering U.S. talks about North Korea's nuclear arsenal.
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The Monroe Doctrine is Back, and as the Latest US Attack on Cuba Shows, Its Purpose is to Serve the Neoliberal Order
Peter Belmont | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
Though throughout his election campaign Trump expressed a preference for US isolationism and opposition to senseless war, once in office he appointed the very neoconservative war hawks he had earlier criticized for engineering such foreign debacles as the disastrous invasion of Iraq. His appointments to hemispheric policy posts have been the least encouraging, with figures such as the convicted criminal Elliot Abrams reemerging from obscurity to saber-rattle against traditional Latin American foes. Ever since Trump entered the White House, there has been a growing sense that the Monroe Doctrine is back. Now, that…
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Forgotten War Crimes: NATO's 1999 Attack on Serbia's State TV Headquarters "Wiped from the Record"
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
This article was originally published in 2018 following its 19th anniversary. Slight modification is made below for its 20th anniversary. | Twenty years ago, on 23 April 1999, a NATO missile attack on Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) headquarters killed …
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Libya: Thousands seek shelter in health clinics from Tripoli fighting, UN warns
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-23
Nearly three weeks since fighting began near the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday that "large numbers" of people are sheltering in medical clinics, while civilians continue to be killed or injured, and refugees and migrants remain exposed to clashes.
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Feminists Responsible for Mass Murders: UKIP Leader
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
A candidate from the UK Independence Party (UKIP) said that feminism is the reason for femicides. According to Carl Benjamin, the UKIP candidate for the May 23 European Union elections, men are murdering women en masse because they felt disenfranchized and are "out of options." | RELATED: | Spain: 16 Women Killed in 2019, Femicides Increase | Benjamin argued in a…
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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Terrorist Attacks
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
The Islamic State terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks that killed 321 people on Easter Sunday. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka Update: Death Toll Climbs to 310 | The terrorist group's Amaq News Agency said their organization was behind the attacks but they did not provide any evidence to back its claim. "Security Source to Amaq agency: Those who carried out the attack that targeted the citizens of the coalition and Christians in Sri Lanka the day before yes…
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Jury falls for LAPD lies, excuses 2-time killer cop
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-23
Los Angeles, CA – An LA jury took less than 24 hours to reject the wrongful death claims of a man killed by LAPD. The civil lawsuit needed a minimum of nine jurors to rule that the killer cop used excessive force in killing victim Omar González. However, all 12 jurors rejected the claim and ruled that police did not use negligence nor excessive force. In other words, the jury unanimously accepted the lies of two-time killer cop Eden Medina and his legal team. | The trial of The Estate of Omar González v. City of Los Angeles, et al started-on April 5 and ended April 17. Omar González was a 36-year-old Chicano from…
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Grenfell Tower survivors criticise the 'indifferent and incompetent' government response
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-04-23
On 14 June 2017, 72 people were killed in the Grenfell Tower fire. Now, nearly two years on, survivors have spoken out to criticise … | Read more Grenfell Tower survivors criticise the 'indifferent and incompetent' government response | By Fréa Lockley…
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France 'Determined to Continue' Trade With Iran, Officials Say
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
France declared on Tuesday that the country is "determined to continue to implement" the Iran nuclear deal and to allow Iran to draw the "economic benefits" after the announcement of new U.S sanctions against countries exporting Iranian products. | RELATED: | US Ends Sanction Waivers for Countries Importing Iranian oil | In an officia…
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Mountains of the Moon — Dean Wareham
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
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Stephen King's IT: a 2019 Retrospective
Tony McKenna | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
Some years ago, a study was carried out into the fears of young children in the night. Just before the lights were turned off and the children were ready for sleep they were each asked where they thought the monster was. The majority of little boys said they believed it was hiding in the cupboard.
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Crazy Uncle Joe and the Can't We All Just Get Along Democrats
Geoff Beckman | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
After eight years watching Bill Clinton hand Republicans what they wanted most (shredding regulations and the safety net) and then watching Barack Obama roll over on his back and expose his tummy– hoping Republicans would scratch it– nobody is in the mood for saying "We're all in this together."
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Don't Fall for the Hype of Free Trade Agreements
Jim Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
Approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA 2.0 also known USMCA) will do little to reverse the problems of the NAFTA trade agreement of 1994. Nothing in the proposed replacement agreement will prevent job outsourcing, nor is there any part of the agreement that would reverse our current agricultural trade deficit. So what's…
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A Few Comments on the recent PBS Series: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
Gary Olson | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
The Civil War which ended in 1865, demolished slavery and emancipated four million human beings. What happened next in the South remains largely unknown to most Americans. In a recent poll of high school graduates, only 20 percent had even heard of Reconstruction, in part because history classes about this period invariably end with the…
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The Coming Ebola Epidemic
William Minter | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa from 2013 to 2016 left more than 11,000 dead and panicked the American public when a few isolated cases turned up on U.S. soil. By the time the outbreak was contained, the international community had learned valuable lessons about how to combat the virus. Now, a new outbreak in…
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Climate and Forests: Land Managers Must Adapt, and Conservationists, Too
Lance Olsen | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
The case for adaptive management by land management agencies has been in the making for a long time, and takes on a new urgency with the changes being forced by the emissions from consumer and industrial combustion of fossil fuels. The case for adaptive conservation by non-governmental organizations takes on its own urgency for the…
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The Mueller Report: Trump Too Inept to Obstruct Justice
David Schultz | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
The Mueller report is out and if we learned anything from it, three things are clear. One, the Report changed few minds. Two, there was never a chance that Mueller would indict Trump. Three, Trump is so inept he cannot even effectively obstruct justice. The Mueller report came out Thursday morning–all 458 pages, single-spaced. It…
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Video: Chemical Weapons Warehouse Exploded in Western Aleppo
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
A supposed chemical weapons warehouse of Al Qaeda affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) near the city of al-Atarib in western Aleppo exploded on April 20. According to pro-government sources, the warehouse was one of the sites where militants …
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Iran Not Backing Down: IRGC Navy Vows to Block US Ships from Important Waterway
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The Trump administration announced on Monday that they would be cancelling waivers to eight countries buying oil from Iran as they tighten the economic blockade against the Persian Gulf nation. | *** | The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi…
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RoundUp Cancer Lawsuits Filed against Monsanto
Randy L. Gori | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
Roundup lawsuits claim the weed killer caused several types of cancer like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, b-cell lymphoma, leukemia, and others. | Monsanto faces 11,200+ Roundup lawsuits, including one in which the plaintiff received a jury award of $78.5 million in compensatory and …
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Oil Shortage Crisis Might Force the Syrian State to Liberate East Euphrates
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
A clear shortage of fuel has forced the reduction of the quantity of gasoline sold to 20 liters every two days for private cars. In total, the sales would not exceed 200 liters of petrol per car per month and …
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Pan-Africanism and the Trade Unions in the Post-Colonial Era
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
Western imperialism was built off of the exploitation of African land and labor from the mid-to-late 15th century through the conclusion of the Atlantic Slave Trade and the consolidation of classical colonialism at the end of the 1800s. | Leading …
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The Orchestration of Russophobia Is the Prelude to War
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The Russian Embassy in Washington has prepared an accurate 121-page report, THE RUSSIAGATE HYSTERIA: A CASE OF SEVERE RUSSOPHOBIA. | Everyone should read this report. It documents the fake news, lies, violations of diplomatic standards and international law, and gratuitous …
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World's Largest Democracies Now Run by Populists
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The common understanding and most noted description for democracy in the West has many descriptions but can be broadly defined as: a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected …
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Trump's Latest Iran Sanctions Show an Unraveling of US Foreign Policy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-23
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says unilateral sanctions against Iran are illegal, and show the ascendancy of John Bolton; they intensify tension with China and threaten our international position…
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Trump vetoes Yemen War Powers resolution
Jane Cutter | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-23
End U.S. support for the Saudi war; no to all U.S. military intervention in Yemen; U.S. out of the Middle East.
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The U.S.-Mexico Border Isn't Protected by Militias, It's Patrolled by Domestic Terrorists
Raul A. Reyes | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
Stinger, a member of Constitutional Patriots New Mexico Border Ops Team militia is pictured on patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border near Mt. Christo Rey in Sunland Park, New Mexico on March 20, 2019. (Photo: Paul Ratje / AFP – Getty Images file) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Sri Lanka Update: Death Toll Climbs to 321
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
A police spokesperson announced Tuesday that the death toll from the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks has now risen from 290 to 321 victims. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka Muslims Warned Officials About Group Behind Attack | The first memorial services for the victims of these heinous terrorist attacks are expected to take place on Tuesday. They will follow the three minutes of silence that will observed at 8.30 A.M. local time during which the flags on most government buildings will be lowe…
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Comedian Zelenskiy Wins Ukrainian Presidency in Landslide
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-23
In a contest against incumbent Petro Poroshenko, the TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won an overwhelming majority of 73%, signaling a hunger for real change in Ukraine…
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Ukraine's Voters Didn't Just Reject Nationalism, They Rejected Maidan, Bandera and the Revolution
George Eliason | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-23
On March 31, the International Election Observation Mission released a statement concluding their assessment of Ukraine's 2019 presidential election. In it, they wrote: Most previous ODIHR and Council of Europe's European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) recommendations that would bring the legal framework further in line with international obligations and standards, as well as good practice, including for the adoption of an election code that would consolidate and harmonize the various election laws, remain unaddressed." | To put it concisely, the 2019 Ukrainian election did not meet inter…
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5 Billionaires Arrested in Algeria Amidst Anti-graft Probe
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
Algeria's wealthiest businessman and four other billionaires close to former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika were arrested as part of a nation-wide anti-corruption investigation, state TV reported Monday. | RELATED: | Algeria To Hold Elections on July 4, 10 New Parties Approved | The five men are Issad Rebrab, founder and chairman of Cevital, Algeria's biggest privately held company; alongside the four Kouninef brothers Reda, Abdelkader, Karim, and Tarek, who were part of Bouteflik…
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US Threatens To Veto UN Resolution That Helps Rape Victims
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
The U.S. delegation to the U.N. is threatening to veto a new resolution that aims to prevent rape from being used as a weapon of war, while also helping its victims, The Guardian reported Monday. | RELATED: | Bangladesh Schools Fight Sexual Harassment After Girl's Murder | U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Pramila Patten, told The Guardian that their are fears this resolution won't pass because of the U.S. threats to veto this bill over the selection o…
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Trump Officials Want to Veto UN Measure Opposing Rape as Weapon of War
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-23
In what critics denounced as the Trump administration's latest attack on women's rights across the globe, U.S. officials are reportedly threatening to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution seeking to end the use of rape as a weapon of war over its language on reproductive health. | According to the Guardian — which first reported on U.S. opposition to the measure late Monday — Trump officials are objecting to the…
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The U.S. Is Blocking Investigations Into War Crimes in Afghanistan
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-23
This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | On April 12, 2019, the International Criminal Court said that it would not pursue a war crimes investigation against the U.S. military for its actions in Afghanistan. A very thick file was closed in The Hague. | Almost a decade ago, on February 12, 2010, U.S. Special Operations Forces arrived at the home of Haji Sharabuddin in Khataba (Paktia Province, Afghanistan). The family of Sharabuddin was celebrating the birth of a grandson. Inside the home were close…
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How TurboTax Routinely Dupes Its Customers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-23
Did you know that if you make less than $66,000 a year, you can prepare and file your taxes for free? | Intuit and other tax software companies have spent millions lobbying to make sure that the IRS doesn't offer its own tax preparation and filing service. In exchange, the companies have entered into an agreement with the IRS to offer a "Free File" product to most America…
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Sen. Warren Just Stepped Up On Free College For All
Kat Legier | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
Sen. Warren just unveiled her plan to eliminate tuition at all public two- and four-year college. (Photo: CNN) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Homeward LA sponsors 50 citywide events to alleviate homelessness
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-23
LOS ANGELES–Last year, over 10 days in April 2018, nearly 300 actors performed in 26 productions of monologues, based on stories from people who have been homeless. The productions were seen by nearly 2000 people in venues all around Los Angeles, raising approximately $55,000 for The Midnight Mission. This year, from April 26 to May …
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War crimes: Trump's assault on migrants
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2019-04-23
The fact that white supremacists are running the White House must alarm everyone not part of the ruling elite. This administration is carrying out policies that are attempting to destroy every gain the working class has ever made. It cares nothing about the destruction of the planet. It is reckless, . . . | Continue reading War crimes: Trump's assault on migrants at Workers.org
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Bernie Sanders Calls for Vote to Override Trump Veto on Yemen
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-23
In a powerful new letter, the 2020 presidential hopeful urges his colleagues in the Senate to reassert their congressional authority.
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Top Judges Panel Reduces Lula's Sentence to 8 Years
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
A Brazil special court of supreme judges ruled Tuesday to reduce the sentence of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, from 12 years and 10 months to eight years and 10 months, which would potentially allow his defense to file for moving him to house arrest. | RELATED: | Brazil's Special Court of Top Judges May Order House Arrest for Lula | The investigating judge of the appeal of the sentence against former Brazilian president Felix Fischer, of the Superior Court of…
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Video: Motorcycle Ride For 'Tough Guy' Bolsonaro Backfires
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro found himself under heavy criticism over his latest motorcylcle ride on Easter as the far-right leader violated his own country's traffic regulations. | RELATED: | Brazil Celebrates 'Indigenous People's Day' in Bolsonaro Era | The Brazilian leader posted a video via his social media accounts on Eastern Sunday that showed him revving his engine too loudly and wearing his helmet improperly. | "It's an extremely serious infringement," Maurício Januzz…
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Graham goads Dems to proceed with Trump's impeachment, as Pelosi urges caution
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
A fervent supporter of US President Donald Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham has challenged Democrats to work up the courage and go for the impeachment, while the Democratic leadership warned against rushing in. | …
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Venezuela Promotes Environmental Protection during Earth's Week
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-23
Caracas, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is promoting a program of events to raise people"s awareness about preserving life on the planet and protect the environment, during the celebration of the Week of Mother Earth…
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Sri Lanka Attacks: Retaliation for New Zealand Massacre
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-23
Colombo, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday considered that the April 21 terrorist attacks on this island nation were carried out by Islamists in retaliation for the attacks on New Zealand mosques.
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Greet Union Busting Billionaire Reed Hastings Who Brought Prop 39 & Charters To California
Defend Public Education NOW! | indybay.org | 2019-04-23
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'We don't have hate for anyone': Nigerian brothers sue Jussie Smollett's lawyers for defamation
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
Two Nigerian brothers who say actor Jussie Smollett paid them to beat him up as part of an elaborate hoax are suing his lawyers for defamation over allegations made about them, including that one engaged in sex acts with Smollett. | …
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'Get down on their knees': Trump calls for NYT apology after Russian intervention report
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
President Donald Trump is lashing out at the New York Times for alleged "false" reports, and has called on the newspaper to "get down on their knees" and beg for his forgiveness, saying it is the "Enemy of the People!" | …
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Newest US Democratic candidate says he won't build a wall, even if Mars attacks
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
A Democratic congressman joining the jam-packed 2020 US presidential primary field has assured voters he'll use diplomacy, not weapons or walls…to combat an alien invasion. Finally, a candidate who cares about the issues! | …
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US-Russia Tensions Escalating Quickly
Carey Wedler | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-23
The best way to oppose Trump is to oppose his aggressive foreign policy, which has real-life consequences for innocent people around the world. (FEE) — Establishment media and politicians began to sound the alarm on fake news after Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, blaming deception and ignorance for his victory. But as much as …

US-Russia Tensions Escalating Quickly

In wake of Mueller report: Democrats, media push anti-Russian hysteria
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-23
In the wake of the release of the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Democratic Party and the bulk of the corporate media have decided to intensify their campaign of anti-Russian slander and provocation.
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Meghan McCain accuses Whoopi Goldberg of finding terrorism 'funny' in voting rights debate
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
The conversation on daytime talk show 'The View' descended into an unusually sharp shouting match after Meghan McCain had a rather emotional reaction to Bernie Sanders' comments about felons being allowed to vote. | …
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Mexico Detains Some 250 Migrants in Chiapas
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-23
Mexico, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Some 250 foreigners were detained by migration and Federal Police officers in Chiapas, on the Mapastepec-Pijijiapan Highway, at the Luis Echegaray immigration checkpoint, that force confirmed on Tuesday.
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Digital Rights Defenders Sound Alarm Over Big Tech's Efforts to 'Erode' California's Landmark Privacy Law
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
Digital rights advocacy groups are sounding the alarm about legislation in California backed by Big Tech that critics warn would water down a landmark data privacy law the state adopted last year. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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WaPo headline linking anger at Sri Lanka terrorist attacks to 'far right' draws Twitter's ire
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
The Washington Post is under fire for printing a story with a contentious headline, implying that anger over the recent spate of bombings in Sri Lanka is unique to the "far right." | …
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The Path to War with Iran Is Paved With Sanctions
Joseph Cirincione, Mary Kaszynski | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
The administration's plan is clear: keep beating the twin drums of terrorism and nuclear threat. Bolton and Pompeo will use both to justify more sanctions and more provocations. (Photo: Wikicommons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Top North Korean Leader Arrives in Russia to Meet Putin
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-23
Moscow, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, arrived by train on Tuesday in the eastern city of Vladivostok, where he will meet with his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, on Thursday.
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Iran Foreign Minister Describes as Desperate Recent US measures
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-23
Tehran, Apr 23 ( Prensa Latina ) Foreign Minister Mohammed Yavad Zarif described today as desperate the measures implemented by the United States to raise the tone and sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Death Toll from Sri Lanka Bombings Rises to 321
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-23
Colombo, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the Easter Sunday bombing attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 321, about 500 people were injured, 38 foreigners are among the fatal victims, Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said on Tuesday.
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After terrorist bombings, Sri Lankan government imposes draconian national emergency
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-23
The World Socialist Web Site condemns the horrendous bombings, which indiscriminately killed innocent men, women and children, and have already provided the pretext for sweeping anti-democratic measures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04…

Kushner says 'a couple of Facebook ads' didn't swing the election, Democrats go crazy
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
After White House adviser Jared Kushner suggested the Russiagate probe did more damage to the US than "a couple of Facebook ads," Democrats went into meltdown with accusations of "propaganda" spreading and lack of "patriotism." | …
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Several Governments Criticize New US Action against Iran
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-23
Washington, April 23 (Prensa Latina) Several governments on Tuesday criticized the U.S. decision to end exemptions that allow eight countries to buy Iranian crude without facing sanctions from Washington.
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Police arrest over 1,000 climate change protesters in London
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-23
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued no statement condemning the mass arrest of peaceful protesters.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04…

Kushner Talks of 'Accountability' for Crown Prince Just as Saudis Offer 'Egregious Display of Brutality' With Mass Beheadings
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
Washington's Gulf Institute director Ali Al-Ahmed called the killings "the largest mass execution of Shiites in the kingdom's history." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Washington tightens sanctions to cut Iran oil exports to "zero"
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-23
The lifting of waivers granted to five countries that imported substantial quantities of Iranian oil represents a dangerous escalation of US economic warfare against Tehran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04…

Teen sues Apple for $1 billion, claims in-store AI led to his wrongful arrest
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
A NY college student is suing Apple for $1 billion because he says the company's secret in-store artificial intelligence incorrectly marked him as a thief, leading to his wrongful arrest. | …
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UN Command Approves Tourist Trail on Inter-Korean Border
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-23
Seoul, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Command on Tuesday approved the opening of a tourist trail in the demilitarized zone that separates South Korea and the Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
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No, Mueller didn't 'prove' Russian hacking in Florida — or anywhere else
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
Mainstream media outlets desperate to maintain the narrative of 'Russian hacking' in the 2016 US presidential election have resorted to selectively quoting the Mueller Report and uncritically reporting indictments as evidence. | …
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Government Sanctioned Racketeering
allen sanford | indybay.org | 2019-04-23
The city of Oakland was ground zero for the housing crisis.The collapse of Indy Mac Bank and the failure on the part of Lehman Brothers to correct the documentation before selling the securities to Fannies Mae in bundles of securities is what cause the Chinese government to threaten to liquidate their subprime mortgage holdings of $140 billion with Fannie Mae. | Henry Paulso, Steve Mnuchin and Jerry Brown collaborated. | They used MERS and Ocwen financial to put 67 million illegally generated mortgage transactions into the system between 2006 and 2009. | The present political system in Oakland is the result of Je…
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US Offers $10 Million Reward for Anyone Who Can Help 'Disrupt' Hezbollah Finances
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-23
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The US State Department is offering up to $10 million for anyone who provides intelligence that would allow the government to disrupt Hezbollah's finances. They want to know who donates to Hezbollah, as well as any business ties. This is a complicated matter, because while the US is treating them as a straightforward "terrorist organization," Hezbollah is …

US Offers $10 Million Reward for Anyone Who Can Help 'Disrupt' Hezbollah Finances

Saudi Arabia: 37 Executed on "Terrorism" Charges
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
37 citizens were executed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for "terrorism" activities. | RELATED: | Rohingya Detainees on Hunger Strike Tortured by Saudi Arabia | The individuals were accused of cooperation with enemy organizations and against the interest of the state. Among the victims were 11 men who were convicted of spying for Iran and 14 others convict…
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Venezuelan Opposition Ignores Political Situation, Cabello Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-23
Caracas, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Juan Guaido ignores today's political situation when he calls mobilizations for May 1, the vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, said on Tuesday.
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Opposition Silences Pope's Message on Nicaragua, Expert Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-23
Managua, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis' message in which he blessed Nicaragua's efforts to find peaceful and negotiated solutions has been silenced by opposition media, the journalist Juan Maltes said.
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Blood-chilling video shows plane ROLL & PLUNGE INTO GROUND during take-off at Fullerton airport
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
Footage showing the terrifying moment when a small plane crashed during a failed takeoff attempt, at Fullerton Municipal Airport in Southern California, has surfaced online. The pilot was killed in the horrific incident. | …
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'Coming Mass Extinction' Caused by Human Destruction Could Wipe Out 1 Million Species, Warns UN Draft Report
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
On the heels of an Earth Day that featured calls for radical action to address the current "age of environmental breakdown," Agence France-Presse revealed Tuesday that up to a million species face possible extinction because of destructive human behavior. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Affordable Housing Means No on S.B.50
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-04-23
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/20…

Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide
Mathias Broeckers | indybay.org | 2019-04-23
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/22…

Modi Delivers Ironic "Peace Day" Message Netanyahu Borrowed from Hitler
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-22
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.
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From Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, a Talk on Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-22
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 ?…
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Julian Assange as Neuroses
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
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…
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