2019-04-24: Social Media Postees

Does the US Military "Own the Weather"? "Weaponizing the Weather" as an Instrument of Modern Warfare?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
Weather-modification, according to the US Air Force document AF 2025 Final Report, "offers the war fighter a wide range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary", capabilities, it says, extend to the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes…
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The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War: NATO Is Born from the Bomb
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
The Following text is Section 1 of The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War, by the Italian Committee No War No NATO | This Documentation was presented at the International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, Florence, April …
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The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War: NATO Is Born from the Bomb
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
The Following text is Section 1 of | The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War, : | by the Italian Committee No War No NATO | * | Documentation presented at the International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, Florence, April 7, …
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Facebook expects record $5 BILLION fine from FTC over privacy violations
rt.com | 2019-04-25
Facebook has told investors it's probably on the hook for up to $5 billion in fines — a record-high penalty for a tech company in the US — as a Federal Trade Commission probe continues into its violations of users' privacy. | …
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Facebook expects record $5 BILLION fine from FTC over privacy violations
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-25
Facebook has told investors it's probably on the hook for up to $5 billion in fines — a record-high penalty for a tech company in the US — as a Federal Trade Commission probe continues into its violations of users' privacy. | …
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Activists in Venezuela's DC embassy brace for US-assisted Guaido takeover
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-25
Activists occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington in solidarity with President Nicolas Maduro's government are bracing for confrontation as authorities prepare to try to seize the building on behalf of the opposition. | …
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Major Tulsi Gabbard said the only thing worth saying after mass beheadings in Saudi Arabia
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-04-24
Iraq veteran Tulsi Gabbard is fast becoming a leading voice against disastrous US foreign policies. And after Saudi Arabia's latest mass execution, the 2020 … | Read more Major Tulsi Gabbard said the only thing worth saying after mass beheadings in Saudi Arabia | By Ed Sykes…
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Co-founder of peace group CODEPINK asks us all to 'stand up to US bullies' over Venezuela coup attempt
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-24
Medea Benjamin is a central figure in the US peace movement. In 2002, she co-founded women-led peace group CODEPINK in an effort to prevent … | Read more Co-founder of peace group CODEPINK asks us all to 'stand up to US bullies' over Venezuela coup attempt | By John McEvoy…
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Nicaraguan Opposition Acting In 'Bad Faith' At Peace Talks
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
One of the government's peace negotiators has accused Nicaragua's right-wing opposition of acting in bad faith during the peace negotiations with the Sandinista government. | RELATED: | Nicaraguans Honor Student Killed By Right-Wing Protesters | Lawmaker Wilfredo Navarro forms part of the negotiating team for the Sandinista Liberation Front, but claimed Wednesday that a deliberate lack of communication from the opposition 'Alianza Civica' coalition shows the split within the moveme…
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Nicaraguan Opposition Acting in 'Bad Faith' at Peace Talks
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
One of the government's peace negotiators has accused Nicaragua's right-wing opposition of acting in bad faith during the peace negotiations with the Sandinista government. | RELATED: | Nicaraguans Honor Student Killed By Right-Wing Protesters | Lawmaker Wilfredo Navarro forms part of the negotiating team for the Sandinista Liberation Front, but claimed Wednesday that a deliberate lack of communication from the opposition 'Alianza Civica' coalition shows the split within the moveme…
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Julian Assange Exposed the Crimes of Powerful Actors, Including Israel
Alison Weir | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange is incarcerated in a UK prison that has been called "Britain's Guantanamo." His crime was exposing actions the US government, the media, the Democratic–Clinton machine, Israel, and others wanted kept hidden, including war crimes and torture….
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Julian Assange Exposed the Crimes of Powerful Actors, Including Israel
Alison Weir | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange is incarcerated in a UK prison that has been called "Britain's Guantanamo." His crime was exposing actions the US government, the media, the Democratic–Clinton machine, Israel, and others wanted kept hidden, including war crimes and torture….
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Disdain and Dignity: An Old (Anti-Imperialist) Story
Susan Babbitt | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
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 one. We know it intellectually without knowing it. In the Wikileaks video (2010), we feel it.
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Disdain and Dignity: An Old (Anti-Imperialist) Story
Susan Babbitt | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
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 one. We know it intellectually without knowing it. In the Wikileaks video (2010), we feel it.
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Bringing Julian Assange Home
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
This relevant article was first published on GR in June 2018. | The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. | The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have an historic opportunity to decide which it …
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The Deep State vs. WikiLeaks
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The Made by FBI indictment of Julian Assange does look like a dead man walking. No evidence. No documents. No surefire testimony. Just a crossfire of conditionals. | But never underestimate the legalese contortionism of US government (USG) functionaries. As much …
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Video: Angela Davis Lauds Sudan's Activists for Their Struggle
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
While visiting Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, minority rights activist, author, and professor Angela Davis, gave support to the Sudanese people for their popular struggle for "freedom, peace, and justice. Sudan has been embroiled in a popular uprising against the now-former President Bashir, and the opposition is now trying to push the military to cede power to civilian control. | RELATED | Sudan's Opposition Suspends Peace Talks With Military Council | In a video up…
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Video: Angela Davis Lauds Sudan's Activists for Their Struggle
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
While visiting Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, minority rights activist, author and professor, Angela Davis, gave support to the Sudanese people for their popular struggle for "freedom, peace and justice." Sudan has been embroiled in a popular uprising against the now-former President Bashir and the opposition is now trying to push the military to cede power to civilian control. | RELATED | Sudan's Opposition Suspends Peace Talks With Military Council | In a video upl…
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Arreaza Meets UN Chief to Discuss Venezuela and Region
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres Wednesday where the two discussed issues relating to issues relating to Venezuela and the region, a meeting that took place on the heels of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace. | RELATED: | Venezuelan UN Envoy: Secret Meetings Taking Place to Plan War | The Venezuela top diplomat through his Twitter account published "extraordinar…
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Arreaza Meets UN Chief to Discuss Venezuela and Region
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres Wednesday where the two discussed issues relating to issues relating to Venezuela and the region, a meeting that took place on the heels of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace. | RELATED: | Venezuelan UN Envoy: Secret Meetings Taking Place to Plan War | The Venezuela top diplomat through his Twitter account published "extraordinar…
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Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-24
Ansar Allah leader Al-Houthi revealed secret negotiations between Ansar Allah and the Saudi regime to end the Saudi war against Yemen, but hinted that ending the war would require serious will from the Saudi regime to change its vision towards Yemen's relationship with the kingdom after the war.
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Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-24
Saudi forces operating in the border area between western Yemen and Saudi Arabia have effectively been neutered in recent months, following a precipitous increase attacks in the region by Houthi-allied forces.
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Kushner Claims Two-State Solution Failed, Wants New Peace Plan
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Jared Kushner told the audience at a Time magazine event on Tuesday that the two-state-solution peace plan to end the hostilities between the Palestinians and Israelis has failed. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Calls Out Netanyahu's 'Racist Government' | "New and different ways to reach peace must be tried," U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law said on Tuesday. | According to Kushner, "the two-state solution failed," which is why he is going to unveil a new peace plan this Summer.
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Kushner Claims Two-State Solution Failed, Wants New Peace Plan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Jared Kushner told the audience at a Time magazine event on Tuesday that the two-state-solution peace plan to end the hostilities between the Palestinians and Israelis has failed. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Calls Out Netanyahu's 'Racist Government' | "New and different ways to reach peace must be tried," U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law said on Tuesday. | According to Kushner, "the two-state solution failed," which is why he is going to unveil a new peace plan this Summer.
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More Gov't Hooks in Social Media: Facebook Hires Patriot Act Co-Author While Trump Jawbones Twitter CEO
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-24
Facebook's recent controversial hire may give a boost to efforts to "break up" Facebook and other social media giants, such as Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) recent call to take antitrust action against some of Silicon Valley's largest companies, including Facebook and Twitter.
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More Gov't Hooks in Social Media: Facebook Hires Patriot Act Co-Author While Trump Jawbones Twitter CEO
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-24
Facebook's recent controversial hire may give a boost to efforts to "break up" Facebook and other social media giants, such as Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) recent call to take antitrust action against some of Silicon Valley's largest companies, including Facebook and Twitter.
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Sri Lanka's Legacy of UK-Fueled Bloody Civil War
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Located in the Indian Ocean south of India, the small island country of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka witnessed one of its deadliest attacks in recent history. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka: Over 100 Bodies Found in Mass Grave in Mannar | On Easter Sunday a series of suicide bombings claimed 359 lives. However, the bloodbath is not uncommon in the island which was ravage…
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Sri Lanka's Legacy of UK-Fueled Bloody Civil War
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Located in the Indian Ocean south of India, the small island country of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka witnessed one of its deadliest attacks in recent history. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka: Over 100 Bodies Found in Mass Grave in Mannar | On Easter Sunday a series of suicide bombings claimed 359 lives. However, the bloodbath is not uncommon in the island which was ravage…
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Appeals Court Rubber Stamps Chelsea Manning's Unlawful Imprisonment
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
On Monday, the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel rubber-stamped Manning's unlawful imprisonment. | It her cruel solitary confinement punishment to continue, a flagrant 8th Amendment breach. More on this below. | Manning is one of America's best, a genuine …
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Appeals Court Rubber Stamps Chelsea Manning's Unlawful Imprisonment
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
On Monday, the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel rubber-stamped Manning's unlawful imprisonment. | It her cruel solitary confinement punishment to continue, a flagrant 8th Amendment breach. More on this below. | Manning is one of America's best, a genuine …
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Maduro: US Seized Citgo to Steal Venezuelan People's Assets
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro denounced Tuesday the United States government for trying to illegally seize Citgo, a subsidiary of state oil company S.A. (PDVSA), through a financial operation. | RELATED: | Russian Minister Denounces US Exerting Pressure on Venezuela | During a meeting at the Miraflores Palace, Maduro affirmed that the refining co…
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Russian Minister Denounces US Exerting Pressure on Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that the use of force to influence Latin American countries, by the United States, is "exerting unprecedented pressure" on Venezuela. | RELATED: | Russia: US Wants to Revive Monroe Doctrine, Persecute Venezuela | "In the Western Hemisphere, the U.S. is taking up the Monroe doctrine, which aims to li…
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Russian Minister Denounces US Exerting Pressure on Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that the use of force to influence Latin American countries, by the United States, is "exerting unprecedented pressure" on Venezuela. | RELATED: | Russia: US Wants to Revive Monroe Doctrine, Persecute Venezuela | "In the Western Hemisphere, the U.S. is taking up the Monroe doctrine, which aims to li…
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Maduro: US Seized Citgo to Steal Venezuelan People's Assets
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro denounced Tuesday the United States government for trying to illegally seize Citgo, a subsidiary of state oil company S.A. (PDVSA), through a financial operation. | RELATED: | Russian Minister Denounces US Exerting Pressure on Venezuela | During a meeting at the Miraflores Palace, Maduro affirmed that the refining co…
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Venezuela: Embassy Protection Collective "The Next Two Days Are Crucial"
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-24
Embassy Protection Collective Will Refuse To Turn Over Embassy To US Puppet Government: Arrests Expected The next two days will be crucial for the protection of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC. The Embassy Protection Collective is prepared to stay at the embassy for the foreseeable future, for as long as it takes to protect the …
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North Korean Leader Enters Russia To Meet With Putin
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia on Wednesday by train, Russian media reported, for his first trip there aimed at galvanizing support from President Vladimir Putin while nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo. | RELATED: | Putin to Meet Kim Jong Un on Thursday for the First Time | During the summit, the North Korean leader is expected to project himself as a serious world player with his first meeting with the Russian President and at the same time…
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The Mandate for Israel: Keep the Arabs Down
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
Stephen Gowans has done remarkable work in previous writings on North Korea, and on the Imperialist U.S. in its long war on Syria (not coincidentally the title of his last book). He is often described as Brown in Red, or a Stalinist — both of which are fine with me since most so called Stalinist…
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Koreans say no to Mike Pompeo
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2019-04-24
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has told the U.S. government there will be no more summit meetings this year if Mike Pompeo, Trump's Secretary of State, is part of them. The DPRK has also reaffirmed its policy of self-reliance and independence in building a strong socialist society. DPRK leader . . . | Continue reading Koreans say no to Mike Pompeo at Workers.org
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The Path to War with Iran Is Paved with Sanctions
Joe Cirincione | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The Trump administration is laying siege to Iran. Taking pages from the Iraq War playbook, senior officials paint a picture of a rogue, outlaw, terrorist regime bent on acquiring nuclear weapons and whose "malign activities" are the cause of all …
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Can Saudi Arabia Still Sway the Oil Market?
Tsvetana Paraskova | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter and OPEC's largest producer, has influenced the oil market and oil flows since the middle of the 20th century. | Shortly after the 21st century began, one of Saudi Arabia's key customers …
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Israel Plans to Launch a Surprise War against Lebanon
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah held a private meeting this week with his top military commanders in which he warned them to prepare for a hot Summer because Israel plans to launch a surprise war against Lebanon. Sayyed Nasrallah has …
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China Panama Fleet Fishing Dangerously Close to Galapagos
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
A Chinese and Panamanian-flagged fishing fleet, made up of 245 vessels, has been identified by the Ecuadorean Navy for the third consecutive year, fishing just outside of protected waters of the Galapagos Islands. | RELATED: | Ecuadorean Gov't Probes Tortoise Trafficking From Galapagos | "It is a predatory fleet of the seas. We have assembled task forces composed of warships, auxiliary ships, submarines, coastguard boats, aircraft and all components of the Marine Corps," Ecuadorean…
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Failed States and Militias: General Khalifa Haftar Moves on Tripoli
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
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 eastern forces, known as the Libyan National Army (LNA) have been edging towards the capital of…
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Planning Can Save the Planet: China Chooses Renewable Energy
Sara Flounders | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The very corporations that are responsible for the problem are denying global warming, with immediate consequences for the whole world. | Carbon emissions from the burning of oil, gas and methane are heating the planet, creating a crisis of rising sea …
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Netanyahu Announces Settlement in Golan Heights Will be Named after Donald Trump
Allison Deger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today he plans to name a settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump, one month after Trump recognized the Syrian territory captured during the June 1967 war as part of Israel….
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'Small Steps Towards Socialism': Turkey's First Communist Mayor
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
On March 31, the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) obtained a historic win in the country's local elections. Its candidate Fatih Mehmet Maàßoƒülu won the Tunceli municipality, making it the first city to be governed by communists in the history of Turkey. | RELATED: | Historic Win: Communist Candidate Wins Municipality in Turkey | The elected…
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'Morally Despicable': Trump Administration Threatens to Veto UN Resolution Combating Rape as Weapon of War
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
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 …
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The Commune is the Supreme Expression of Participatory Democracy: a Conversation with Anacaona Marin of El Panal Commune
Cira Pascual Marquina | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
The Alexis Vive Patriotic Force, which has deep roots in Caracas' 23 de Enero barrio, began planning a commune years before Chavez even proposed the communal path toward socialism. Yet when Chavez announced the plan to join communal councils into a higher form of organization, Alexis Vive wholeheartedly embraced the initiative and has since then…
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International meeting in Italy denounces NATO
| workers.org | 2019-04-24
Anti-war organizations and individuals from Europe and Canada met in Florence, Italy, 600-strong, for a day-long conference on April 7 to discuss the current role of the NATO military bloc following the 70th anniversary of NATO's creation under U.S. aegis. The following are the statement and the link to the . . . | Continue reading International meeting in Italy denounces NATO at Workers.org
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'Morally Despicable': Trump Administration Threatens to Veto UN Resolution Combating Rape as Weapon of War
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
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 …
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China Panama Fleet Fishing Dangerously Close to the Galapagos
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
A Chinese and Panamanian-flagged fishing fleet, made up of 245 vessels, has been identified by the Ecuadorean Navy for the third consecutive year, fishing just outside of protected waters of the Galapagos Islands. | RELATED: | Ecuadorean Gov't Probes Tortoise Trafficking From Galapagos | "It is a predatory fleet of the seas. We have assembled task forces composed of warships, auxiliary ships, submarines, coastguard boats, aircraft and all components of the Marine Corps," Ecuadorean…
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The War in Yemen
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-24
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PEPE ESCOBAR: War on Iran & Calling America's Bluff
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-24
Vast swathes of the West seem not to realize that if the Strait of Hormuz is shut down a global depression will follow, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar Special to Consortium News The Trump administration once again has graphically… Read more ?…
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On Obstruction, the Mueller Report is Clintonesque
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
On April 18, US Attorney William Barr released Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the probe into "Russian meddling" in the 2016 presidential election. The report cleared President Donald Trump and his campaign team of allegations that they conspired with the Russian government in that meddling. But on the question of "obstruction of justice," Mueller…
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The Mueller Report: An Indictment in All But Name
David Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-04-24
A page from the recently released Mueller Report is shown April 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. According to a person interviewed by Mueller's team, in response to news from then Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Robert Mueller had been appointed as a Special Counsel to investigate allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, U.S. President Donald Trump said 'Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency.' (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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US Sanctions Got India to Ditch Iran, Will Washington Get It to Ditch Russia Too?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The announcement by India's Oil Minister that his country will replace US-sanctioned Iranian oil imports with those from "major oil-producing countries" despite the dramatic Bollywood show that New Delhi has made up until this point out of "defying" US sanctions …
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Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a "Huge Gift" & Possibly the 2020 Election
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
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A Decisive Struggle For Our Future
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
The election of Donald Trump in 2016 and the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu in 2019 occurred under different circumstances, and yet they are very similar in their results. They both put an authoritarian figure in power through democratic electoral procedures. As well, both of these figures, like so many modern reactionary leaders before them, denigrate the recent past. Why do they do so?
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Just Another Spring in Progress?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
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. My neighbors wait. Landscapers and gardeners wait. We wait to plant even a few pansies;…
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Top Ten List in Defense of MEChA
Alvaro Huerta | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
Ten. By attacking MEChA, the anti-MEChistas play into the hands of the enemy's effective strategy: divide and conquer. Nine. The term "Chicano," which has evolved over time to "Chicana/o" and "Chicanx," originated from the basic fact that the so-called Mexican American of the 1950s and 1960s was never "Mexican enough" to be fully accepted in el…
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Trump's Transgender Troops Ban is un-American and Inhumane
Charlie Gers | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
On April 12, a new Defense Department policy went into effect officially barring most transgender people from enlisting in the nation's military. This is a sad development, and represents an attack on the values and liberties that we all cherish as Americans. After two years of court challenges and public controversy since President Trump announced…
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Every Truck's a Garbage Truck
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
Every Truck's a Garbage Truck Every truck's a garbage truck, Louisa said As she lifted her head From her thread and her needle And waited there Then she resumed stitching an umbrella's rib The truck, though gone, still filled the road with its fumes — And doom, did you know, comes from dom Which means…
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Top Ten List in Defense of MEChA
Alvaro Huerta | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
Ten. By attacking MEChA, the anti-MEChistas play into the hands of the enemy's effective strategy: divide and conquer. Nine. The term "Chicano," which has evolved over time to "Chicana/o" and "Chicanx," originated from the basic fact that the so-called Mexican American of the 1950s and 1960s was never "Mexican enough" to be fully accepted in el…
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As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation's Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow?
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
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:…
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Letter to the Emperor
Adam Jonas Horowitz | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
Japan's 85 year-old Emperor Akihito is tired. The popular and charismatic king says he will retire at the end of this month, becoming the first Japanese Emperor in history to voluntarily step down from the Imperial throne. Indeed, the weight of his monarchy is heavy, weighed by the 2,600 year old Japanese tradition that says that the Emperor is divine; a direct descendent of the Sun goddess Amaterasu.
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Payments to Hospitals Aren't Going to Hospital Buildings
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
In keeping with accepted standards in debates on economic policy, we are now getting a debate on Medicare for All that is doing a wonderful job of ignoring the relevant issues. The focus of this debate is what Medicare for All will pay hospitals. As The New York Times tells us, if Medicare for All…
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Payments to Hospitals Aren't Going to Hospital Buildings
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
In keeping with accepted standards in debates on economic policy, we are now getting a debate on Medicare for All that is doing a wonderful job of ignoring the relevant issues. The focus of this debate is what Medicare for All will pay hospitals. As The New York Times tells us, if Medicare for All…
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A Decisive Struggle For Our Future
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
The election of Donald Trump in 2016 and the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu in 2019 occurred under different circumstances, and yet they are very similar in their results. They both put an authoritarian figure in power through democratic electoral procedures. As well, both of these figures, like so many modern reactionary leaders before them, denigrate the recent past. Why do they do so?
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Former CIA director makes an admission that perfectly exposes Washington's international hypocrisy
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-04-24
Former CIA director Mike Pompeo has publicly admitted to the illegal actions carried out by the organisation on Washington's behalf. His comments perfectly underline … | Read more Former CIA director makes an admission that perfectly exposes Washington's international hypocrisy | By Bryan Wall…
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'We Lied, Cheated and Stole': Pompeo Comes Clean About CIA
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
United States Secretary of State and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director (2017 – 2018), Mike Pompeo, admitted to an audience from Texas A&M University on April 15, that the agency especially trains employees to "lie, cheat and steal." | RELATED: | National Endowment for Destabilization? CIA Funds for Latin America in 2018 | "When I was a cadet, what's the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do. I was t…
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John Bolton Rumored Israeli attack on Lebanon. Going After Hezbollah Donors?
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
John Bolton sent out the following tweet yesterday ahead of the rumored Israeli attack on Lebanon this summer that will target civilians (according to Israeli Major General Amir Eshel). | . | . | . | Today's @StateDept announcement that they will be | …
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John Bolton Rumored Israeli attack on Lebanon. Going After Hezbollah Donors?
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
John Bolton sent out the following tweet yesterday ahead of the rumored Israeli attack on Lebanon this summer that will target civilians (according to Israeli Major General Amir Eshel). | . | . | . | Today's @StateDept announcement that they will be | …
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US & Its Afghan Trainees Now Killing More Civilians than the Taliban
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-24
The Trump administration has increasingly relied on bombing missions in an attempt to turn the tide in Afghanistan, where the Taliban has been able to gain more and more land under its control in recent years.
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5G Health Effects: Swiss Telecom Ignores Official Laws and Launches 5G; Rule of Law Under Attack
Josh del Sol | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
In the past month, official resolutions against 5G have been adopted by the cantons of Geneva, Vaud, Jura and Neuchâtel in Switzerland. These are the first four Swiss regions to pass ordinances against 5G installation (…
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Volodymyr Zelenskiy as Ukraine's "Actor President"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The world is not so much a stage as a simulacrum for those who think it so. And if the stage goes bad, it is fitting that those who get thrown onto it change it in the most daring and …
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Governing Ukraine Is No Laughing Matter
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Comedy, it is often said, is unusual people in real situations and farce is real people in unusual situations. No doubt, it can be said that by electing comedian Vladimir Zelensky as their new president in a landslide victory in …
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Right on Cue: Indian Media Blames Pakistan for the Sri Lankan Terrorist Attacks
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
It was bound to happen sooner than later, but Indian media finally decided to play the "Pakistan card" by attempting to connect their neighbor's ISI intelligence agency to the Sri Lankan terrorist attacks, a desperate narrative move that says a …
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The Mainstream Media — The Good, Bad and Downright Ugly
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
While the European media is generally known to be mostly objective in its reporting, the highly partisan nature of British coverage into the events that shape our world view is, without any doubt deepening the political and social divide. | Broadsheets …
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Glyphosate Risks 'Last for Generations'
Arthur Wyns | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The new research is the first of its kind to …
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Spanish Politics Is US Geopolitics
Aidan O'Brien | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The sun is hot in Spain this time of year. The Catholics too. Semana Santa (Holy Week) reminded us that Spain was once the world's preeminent source of religious fundamentalism. Today, in contrast, it simply copies the nihilistic fundamentalism which …
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Israel-Palestine: The End of the Two-State Solution Dream
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Katja Hermann, director of the West Asia Unit at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin, in conversation with Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, general secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative (Mubadara), about the impact of the Israeli elections on the lives of everyday Palestinians….
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Haiti's Huge Gold Reserve: 'Haiti, Give Me Your Gold, Not Your Weak and Weary!'
Norris McDonald | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Haiti is back in the news with popular revolts against political corruption. Ordinary Haitians are being frustrated every step of the way as they strive to enjoy a better quality of life as is their right. | The discovery of a …
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Israel-Palestine: The End of the Two-State Solution Dream
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Katja Hermann, director of the West Asia Unit at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Berlin, in conversation with Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, general secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative (Mubadara), about the impact of the Israeli elections on the lives of everyday Palestinians….
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The Buried Maidan Massacre and Its Misrepresentation by the West
Prof Ivan Katchanovski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The new Ukrainian government is faced with reopening an inquiry into evidence of an organized mass killing in Kiev that Poroshenko stonewalled. Ivan Katchanovski investigates. | *** | Five years ago, the Maidan massacre in Kiev, Ukraine, of Feb. 18-20, 2014, was …
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Emperor Akhito's Abdication: A New Era for Japan's Military?
Tom Clifford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The land of the rising sun prepares for a new dawn. An emperor's departure and another's ascension. Emperor Akihito will abdicate on April 30, and May Day in Japan will see his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito, become the …
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The Price of Publishing Independent Thought
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Dear readers, | With freedom of speech continually being curtailed, running an independent counter-current news media in 2019 is no easy feat. By todays standards, you are by all means free to speak if what you say upholds the mainstream narrative. …
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Haiti's Huge Gold Reserve: 'Haiti, Give Me Your Gold, Not Your Weak and Weary!'
Norris McDonald | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Haiti is back in the news with popular revolts against political corruption. Ordinary Haitians are being frustrated every step of the way as they strive to enjoy a better quality of life as is their right. | The discovery of a …
globalresearch.ca/haitis-huge-go…

South Africa: Dozens Dead After Floods, Mudslides
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Tuesday South African authorities confirmed that at least 51 people have died as a result of floods and mudslides in Durban, BBC reported. | RELATED: | Iran Orders 60,000 to Evacuate Flood-hit Oil City | President Cyril Ramaphosa offered his condolences while visiting the region. "It was important to come and see what has happened. We pass our condolences to the families of t…
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US Urges Iran To Keep Strait Of Hormuz Open Despite Sanctions
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
The United States is calling on Iran to "respect the free flow of energy and commerce" and avoid closing the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf region. | RELATED: | France 'Determined to Continue' Trade With Iran, Officials Say | "We call on Iran, and all countries, to respect the free flow of energy and commerce, and freedom of navigation" in the straits, a U.S. State Department official stated on Tuesday. | The State Department's plea comes a day after Secretary of State Mik…
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South Africa: Dozens Dead After Floods, Mudslides
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Tuesday South African authorities confirmed that at least 51 people have died as a result of floods and mudslides in Durban, BBC reported. | RELATED: | Iran Orders 60,000 to Evacuate Flood-hit Oil City | President Cyril Ramaphosa offered his condolences while visiting the region. "It was important to come and see what has happened. We pass our condolences to the families of t…
telesurenglish.net/news/South-Af…

Independent and establishment journalists at odds over the Mueller Report's significance
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-04-24
With the publication by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) of the 'Mueller Report', the controversy around Donald Trump has not eased. Robert Mueller, … | Read more Independent and establishment journalists at odds over the Mueller Report's significance | By Bryan Wall…
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Bolsonaro's Approval Rating is the Lowest in Brazilian History
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Jair Bolsonaro's tenure as Brazilian President has gotten off to a rocky start despite campaign promises of a "better future" for the people of Brazil. | RELATED: | Brazil's Bolsonaro Terminates Investigation Teams Identifying Remains of Dictatorship Victims | After 100 days in office, the far-right leader has witnessed a significant drop in his approval rating, hitting a dismal 34 percent at the end of March, the Brazilian Institute of Public Opi…
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Lula: 'Reduced Sentence Unfair For Man Who Committed No Crime'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sent a strong message from his cell in Curitiba on Tuesday through his lawyer, Emidio de Souza after learning a supreme court ruling reduced his sentence from 12 years and 10 months to eight years and 10 months. | RELATED: | Top Judges Panel Reduces Lula's Sentence to 8 Years | "A reduced sentence is not fair for a man who committed no crime," Lula said, adding that this is just another chapter in a politically motivated trial. | The fo…
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Lula: 'Reduced Sentence Unfair For Man Who Committed No Crime'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sent a strong message from his cell in Curitiba on Tuesday through his lawyer, Emidio de Souza after learning a supreme court ruling reduced his sentence from 12 years and 10 months to eight years and 10 months. | RELATED: | Top Judges Panel Reduces Lula's Sentence to 8 Years | "A reduced sentence is not fair for a man who did not commit any crime," Lula strongly said, adding that this is just another chapter in a politically motivated t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Lula-Red…

Death Toll in Sri Lanka Rises to 359
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
The death toll from the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks has now surpassed 350 as the investigation continues, the police said on Wednesday. The additional deaths were the result of the wounded dying of their injuries. At least 500 people were injured during the Easter Sunday attacks. | RELATED: | ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Terrorist Attacks | The Sri Lankan authorities have now set the death toll at 359, which is an increase by 38 since yesterday. | In a recent deve…
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Death Toll in Sri Lanka Rises to 359
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
The death toll from the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks has now surpassed 350 as the investigation continues, the police said on Wednesday. The additional deaths were the result of the wounded dying of their injuries. At least 500 people were injured during the Easter Sunday attacks. | RELATED: | ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Terrorist Attacks | The Sri Lankan authorities have now set the death toll at 359, which is an increase by 38 since yesterday. | In a recent deve…
telesurenglish.net/news/Death-To…

'Stop talking about it': Navy SEALs say they were warned against reporting chief for war crimes
rt.com | 2019-04-24
A group of Navy SEAL commandos from Team 7's Alpha Platoon allege that they were warned by top brass against reporting their commanding officer for possible war crimes in Iraq. | …
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Selected Articles: Essence of Evil: Sex with Children, Big Business in America
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us …
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Government Sanctioned Racketeering
allen sanford | indybay.org | 2019-04-24
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…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/23…

'Ungrateful': Fox host Tucker Carlson claims Ilhan Omar is 'attacking country that took her in'
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-24
Fox News host Tucker Carlson lashed out at Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar for being "ungrateful" and accused her of "spending her life attacking this country" in light of an old tweet by the congresswoman about US action in Somalia. | …
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