2019-05-06: Social Media Postees

Ilhan Omar Speaks Out About Unbearable Conditions In Gaza
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
U.S. congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted Sunday about the latest episode of violence in Gaza that resulted in several people killed, including many children. | RELATED: | Ceasefire Reached Between Palestinians in Gaza and Israel |…
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Around 70 Airstrikes within 12 Hours… Israel Violates the Gaza Strip: Pregnant Woman and Her Baby Girl Killed, Residential Buildings Targeted and Israeli Attacks Continue
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The Israeli forces escalated their attacks against the Gaza Strip and continued to carry out intense airstrikes and shelling throughout the Gaza Strip. Moreover, the Israeli warplanes continue until the moment to target residential buildings in central Gaza neighborhoods in …
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Critics Condemn 'Double Dehumanization' of Palestinians by Corporate Media as Headlines Focus on Israeli Casualties
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-06
Human rights advocates and progressives in Congress on Monday slammed the corporate media for perpetuating anti-Palestinian sentiments in their reporting on the violence in Gaza and Israel over the weekend—barely mentioning Palestinians who were killed by Israeli missiles and providing no context for how the violence began. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Israel Has No Right of Self-Defense Against Gaza
Norman Finkelstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
This article was first crossposted in July 2018. | Since the overwhelmingly nonviolent demonstrations in Gaza began on March 30, 2018, the international community has strongly condemned Israel's armed attacks.A UN General Assembly resolution "deplore[d] the use of any excessive, disproportionate …
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Israel pounds Gaza, stoking fears of invasion
wsws.org | 2019-05-06
Less than a month after his far-right bloc's victory in last month's elections, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu authorised an aerial assault on Gaza, targeting at least 150 sites over the weekend.
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Failed Coup in Venezuela Intensifies Battle at Embassy in Washington
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Juan Guaido's coup attempt failed. | The United States is re-tooling. | Yet a battle rages at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C., where activists living inside at the invitation of the Maduro government have been under siege. They have been …
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Rachel Maddow endorses regime change in Venezuela to "push Russia back," sympathizes with Bolton and Pompeo
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-06
The top rated MSNBC host took her trademark brand of liberal militarism to new levels by branding efforts to avert…
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/06/rache…

Brazilian VP Opposes Any Military Intervention In Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's attempt to oust Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was not the best decision and likely premature, Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao told reporters last Thursday. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Cancels US Trip After New York Venues Refuse To Host Gala Dinner Honoring Him | The Brazilian Vice President, who himself is a retired army general, stated during a radio interview that Guaido's coup attempt was a bad i…
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Activists defy right-wing siege at Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-05-06
Clashes outside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC are continuing with Juan Guaido supporters growing increasingly hostile and violent. | Source…
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Venezuela Will Defend Itself From Any Foreign Invasion: Arreaza
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced on Monday the criminal blockade that has been imposed by the United States and its allies against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Russia to US: Do Not Hinder Dialogue in Venezuela, Abandon 'Irresponsible' Plans of Regime Change | According to the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, the U.S.-led blockade…
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US State Department Publishes, then Deletes Sadistic Venezuela Hit List Boasting of Economic Ruin
Anya Parampil | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The Grayzone has obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation's economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition. | *** | On April 24, six …
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The truth about Venezuela, from Cuban poet Teresa Melo
W. T. Whitney Jr., Teresa Melo | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-06
The United States government sees fit to try to change the governments of Cuba and Venezuela. Now the U.S. is exerting all its power and means–not yet U.S. soldiers on the ground in battle positions–to bring down the sovereign Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro. Lies and repeated lies are part of the process. Barriers …
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The Atlantic Illustrates Everything That's Wrong With Media Coverage of Venezuela Sanctions
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-05-06
by Joshua Cho The Atlantic ( 4/17/19) wonders "whether slow suffocation will prove a match for the myriad international actors that have shored up support for Maduro." | "Trump's Venezuela Policy: Slow Suffocation," an Atlantic report ( 4/17/19) by Uri Friedman and Kathy Gilsinan, passed up a rich opportunity to expose the humanitarian pretexts for economic interv…
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Fake news alert: CNN says Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido 'won election in January'
rt.com | 2019-05-06
CNN took the concept of "fake news" to a whole new level with a recent report on Venezuela, in which it claimed that citizens "chose" coup leader Juan Guaido over current president Nicolas Maduro in January "elections." | …
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Russia Puts Up Strong Support for Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-05-06
Moscow, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia has made clear it supports the legitimate and constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro after the failed US-backed coup attempt of April 30.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Testigo en Venezuela: 400,000 trabajadores se reúnen para el Primero de Mayo en Caracas
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-06
Caracas, Venezuela — En el primero de mayo, día del trabajador, en el centro de la ciudad, 400,000 trabajadores acudieron a las calles por dos razones: para honrar su día, el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores; y para celebrar la derrota del intento de golpe de Estado contra su presidente electo Nicolás Maduro. | La energía fue increíble en lo que solo se puede describir como una manifestación de victoria, ya que la clase trabajadora ha derrotado todos los ataques infligidos contra ella por el imperialismo en los últimos 20 años. Los trabajadores marcharon en sus uniformes de trabajo, detrás de las bande…
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US State Department publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-06
The Grayzone has obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department….
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/06/us-st…

Guaido's Bluff: Coup Leader Admits Little Military Support
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido told the Washington Post last Saturday that his coup was meant to stir a military uprising to overthrow the government of legitimate President Nicolás Maduro. | RELATED: | Where Is Guaido? Coup Leader Doesn't Show Up To Own Protest | Guaido admitted to the Washington Post that he made many errors during the coup attempt, including his failure to win over the armed forces of the Bolivarian Republic. | During the exclusive interview, Guaido s…
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Venezuela Confirms Participation in Saint Petersburg Economic Forum
plenglish.com | 2019-05-06
Moscow, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela will participate in the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in June, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told a news conference on Monday, adding that President Nicolas Maduro might attend the meeting.
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How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer's "RoundUp" are Driving US Policy in Venezuela
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-06
With Juan Guaidó's parallel government attempting to take power with the backing of the U.S., it is telling that the top political donors of those in the U.S. most fervently pushing regime change in Venezuela have close ties to Monsanto and major financial stakes in Bayer.
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US State Department Publishes, Then Deletes Sadistic Venezuela Hit List Boasting of Economic Ruin
Anya Parampil | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-06
The Grayzone obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation's economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition.
mintpressnews.com/us-state-depar…

Russia's Lavrov Warns Against US Military Action in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Finland Monday after which he warned that U.S. ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äãmilitary intervention in Venezuela would be catastrophic and unjustified. | The two men met on the sidelines of a meeting of the Arctic Council in Finland. | Lavrov told reporters his meeting had been constructive and that the two top diplomats had made decent progress when it came to discussing strategic nuclear stability. | Lavrov also said he was…
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Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-06
"It is a strange irony that the same tactics being used against Venezuela are being used against the Embassy Protection Collective." — Activist and Embassy Protector Kevin Zeese…
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Russia, Venezuela Reaffirm Rejection of International Interference
plenglish.com | 2019-05-06
Moscow, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, stated in Moscow that the pursuit of talks will end the pursuit of war, following his meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Venezuelan FM Denounces in Russia Criminal Blockade Imposed by US
plenglish.com | 2019-05-06
Moscow, May 6 ( Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced on Monday the criminal blockade imposed by the United States Government and called on it to allow the opposition to hold an national political dialogue in Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Trump Puts Ilhan Omar at Risk: "To Protect Ilhan Omar is to Protect Us All"
William Boardman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
we're the party of love, we're the party of compassion, we're the party of inclusiveness. What we are fighting for is not for the few, but for the many. Every single one, just this week, when we've had the …
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The Trump Administration Won't Stop Destroying Migrant Families
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-06
When they arrived at the U.S. border June 1 seeking asylum, 5-year-old Esdras and the woman he called his "mamita" were split up by immigration officers. | "I cried so much," Marta Alicia Mejia said. "I thought, 'My God, why would they separate me from the boy?' " | Three weeks later, a federal judge ruled that the government must reunify the migrant families it separated at the border under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy between April and June 2018. | Mejia watched for weeks at a Texas dete…
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When Losing Your Soil Means Losing Your Livelihood
Sophie Erfurth | commondreams.org | 2019-05-06
Farmers in Galmi, Niger. (Photo: SIM USA, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Defiant Turkey Vows to Not Bow to US Sanctions Over S-400 Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
Turkey will never bow to U.S. sanctions over its agreement to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday regarding a deal that has strained ties between the NATO allies. | RELATED: | UAE Spy Suspect Committed Suicide in Istanbul Prison: Turkey | The U.S. fears over the Russian-Turkish deal has to do with its Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, which are not compatible with the S-400 system. It has warned of possible U.S.
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UK Government Trying to Relaunch Skripal 'Propaganda Campaign' — Political Analyst
Marcus Godwyn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
UK ministers are expected to change House of Lords rules to stem the flow of "red money" from Russia and China, the Sunday Times reported. The move is designed to make MPs fully disclose their assets associated with Russia and | …
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Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince makes a comeback under Trump selling mercenary armies around the world
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-06
House Democrats are accusing Prince of lying to Congress during his November 2017 testimony before the Committee, when he described a meeting in the Seychelles with a Russian banker before Donald Trump's inauguration as a chance encounter.
nationofchange.org/2019/05/06/ex…

Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince Makes a Comeback Under Trump Selling Mercenary Armies Around the World
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-06
The House Intelligence Committee has sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department for Erik Prince, founder of the mercenary firm Blackwater. House Democrats are accusing Prince of lying to Congress during his November 2017 testimony before the Committee, when he described a meeting in the Seychelles with a Russian banker before Donald Trump's inauguration as a chance encounter. According to the Mueller report, the meeting was an attempt to establish a backchannel between the incoming Trump administration and Russia, and may have been arranged by the Trump team. The move is one of the latest actions placing…
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Murmansk Authorities Declare Mourning Following Moscow Plane Crash
plenglish.com | 2019-05-06
Moscow, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of Russia's Murmansk region have declared on Monday three days of mourning, after 41 people died in a crash landing of an Aeroflot"s Supperjet-100 in Sheremetevo airport that had taken off several minutes earlier with with 78 people on board.
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NIAC Statement on Reports that Iran Will Halt Compliance with Aspects of Nuclear Deal
commondreams.org | 2019-05-06
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'Itching for a war,' Bolton threatens Iran with 'unrelenting force' as US bombers deployed to Middle East
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-06
In a late Sunday statement warning — without any evidence whatsoever — of "troubling and escalatory" actions by the Iranian government, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton used the scheduled deployment of an American aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East to threaten Iran with military action. | The United States, said Bolton, "is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln | Carrier Strike…
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Trump sends aircraft carrier and strike force to threaten Iran
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-06
WASHINGTON–President Trump is sending an aircraft carrier and bomber planes, in addition to other military equipment, to waterways and land areas near Iran in what could be a prelude to an attack on that country–an attack which could trigger a wider war. When questioned by the press, the administration would not cite any specific threat …
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Google Bans Press TV
JMSECC | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-06
What? On April 19, 2019 (the date of the original Patriots' Day in New England), American tech giant Google disabled the accounts of Press TV, an Iranian news service, and its sister channel Hispan TV, an outlet in Spain. Google denied their access to all its services, including its popular video streaming platform YouTube and …
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Bolton's Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-06
According to Bolton's statement, an attack launched by a "proxy" of Iran on not just assets but "interests" of the U.S. in the region or "interests" of a U.S. ally in the region, would now be sufficient to trigger a U.S. attack on Iran, even if Iran itself was not directly responsible.
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U.S. Rushes Ships to Middle East Over Unspecified Iran Threats
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-06
A defense official cites indications that U.S. forces in the region are potential targets; John Bolton says the move sends a message.
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'Itching for a War,' Bolton Threatens Iran With 'Unrelenting Force' as US Bombers Deployed to Middle East
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-06
"The latest indication that this administration is running full speed directly into a major war with Iran." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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US deploys aircraft carrier & bombers to Middle East in 'message' to Iran — Bolton
rt.com | 2019-05-06
The US is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East amid mounting animosity and a heated war of words between Washington and Tehran. | …
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Internet companies must act to combat white nationalist movement
splcenter.org | 2019-05-06
The list of terrorists linked to a globalized white nationalist movement keeps getting longer and longer. And it will keep growing.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/06/in…

How the West's War in Libya Has Spurred Terrorism in 14 Countries
Mark Curtis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Eight years on from Nato's war in Libya in 2011, as the country enters a new phase in its conflict, I have taken stock of the number of countries to which terrorism has spread as a direct product of that …
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Israel's Terrorists: The White Helmets Receive an Award
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Increasingly, groups and even foreign governments have pandered to Israel and its supporters in the United States because they have come to understand that success in dealing with Washington can be dependent on Jewish support. | Last week, Raed Saleh, …
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Pundits Rewrite History to Defend Biden's Record of Dog-Whistle Politics
Kevin Gosztola | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-06
Today's centrist liberals wish to exclude the voices of those impacted by these policies just like they did in the 1990s. Maybe the times are not so different after all.
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The Yellow Vest Hospital Hoax: I Reported Live From the Scene as It Happened
Ramin Mazaheri | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-06
The French government has been forced to shamefully admit that they made false accusations that May Day Yellow Vest protesters tried to break into a hospital in order to "attack", "assault" and "steal."
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US Troops in Syria for the "Long Haul" Atop "A Lot of Oil Resources": Pentagon Official
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
A high level Pentagon official has admitted that US forces will be in Syria for "the long haul" and coupled his statement by declaring the territory contains "a lot of the oil resources and arable land." | The unusually frank remarks …
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Minneapolis agrees to pay $20M to family of unarmed woman killed by police
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-06
"There was not a clear threat before the use of force was made. This is not a victory for anyone, but rather a way for our city to move forward."
nationofchange.org/2019/05/06/mi…

Prince Harry, Meghan 'Absolutely Thrilled' About Birth of Baby Boy
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-06
WINDSOR, England–Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a healthy baby boy early Monday, a beaming Prince Harry announced to the world, declaring he's "incredibly proud" of his wife. | The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces (3.26 kilograms) at birth and was born at 5: 26 a.m. (0426 GMT; 12: 26 a.m. EDT). Harry said their son was a little bit overdue and that had given the royal couple more time to contemplate names. | Harry said he was ecstatic about the birth of their first child and promised that more details — such as the baby's nam…
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Pompeo, in Finland, Calls China Claims to Arctic 'Lawlessness'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-06
Pompeo likened the situation to the South China Sea: "fraught with militarization and competing territorial claims." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Mueller report row: House Dem chair calls vote to hold AG Barr in contempt of Congress
rt.com | 2019-05-06
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has scheduled a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, after Barr's Justice Department refused to hand over an unredacted copy of the Mueller report. | …
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Meeting Haider al-Abadi, the Once, and Perhaps Future, Prime Minister of Iraq
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-06
There are some Middle East politicians that have always reminded me of animals. Assad senior was always the ruthless Lion of Damascus. Even the Egyptians called Hosni Mubarak "La Vache Qui Rit" from the famous French cheese of the grinning cow. But it took a while before Haider al-Abadi could secure a place in my…
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Trump's Threatened Tariffs Undermine China's Trust in Negotiating with America
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
US President Trump tweeted that he will impose tariffs of 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods by Friday and possibly even do the same to another $325 billion of them too if the ongoing trade talks between the US …
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Selected Articles: The Dangers of 5G Wireless Communication
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
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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How Accurate Are the April Jobs Numbers?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The just released report on April jobs on first appearance, heavily reported by the media, shows a record low 3.6% unemployment rate and another month of 263,000 new jobs created. But there are two official US Labor dept. jobs reports, …
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US/NATO Escalation in Europe
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The Following text is Section 10 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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Caging Children in the 'Land of the Free'
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Despite what United States government officials and the deluded groupies of President Donald Trump like to proclaim, the U.S. is not now and never has been the 'land of the free and the home of the brave.' Attempting to identify …
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Nationalism Blinds Québecers to Oppression at Home and Abroad
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
To protect its culture Québec has decided veiled women shouldn't be allowed to teach. But the crucifix adorning the National Assembly can stay, as well as a large cross atop the highest point in Montréal, not to mention the streets …
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Guns and Butter: War and Militarism Triggers Social Inequality and Poverty
Ken Stone | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Brothers and Sisters: | My name is Ken Stone and I am the treasurer of the Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War. I wish to thank the organizers for the privilege of speaking to you on the occasion of May Day….
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It's Crunch Time for China's Central American Strategy
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Two recent electoral regime changes in Central America pose serious challenges for China's regional strategy since the incoming leaders of El Salvador and Panama have pledged to take a tougher stance towards the People's Republic than their predecessors and thus …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-central…

Are We Witnessing the End of the United Kingdom as an Independent Nation State?
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Ever since 'the wrong result' occurred at the referendum launched by then Prime Minister David Cameron, a fiasco of unprecedented proportions has been taking place in British politics. It is a depressing and, owing to the pathos, a tragi-comical …
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La caduta dell'aquila è vicina
Bruno Guigue | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Avremmo raggiunto questo momento cruciale in cui l'iperpotenza declinante comincia a dubitare di se stessa? La stampa nordamericana ha appena raccontato quello che l'ex-presidente Jimmy Carter ha detto a Donald Trump durante l'ultimo incontro. L'inquilino della Casa Bianca aveva invitato …
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A Million Species 'Threatened with Extinction'
Arthur Wyns | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The …
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Video: 70 Years of NATO. The Florence Declaration Calls for NATO-Exit
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The following video (Part I) brings to the forefront the analysis and debate on NATO's 70th anniversary in Florence, Italy (april 7, 2019). | The Florence Declaration adopted by more than 600 participants calls for NATO-Exit: the withdrawal of NATO member …
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Britain's Prime Minister and the Huawei Scandal
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Last Wednesday, Senior U.K. Cabinet ministers were hauled before a leak inquiry to determine who was responsible for the unprecedented reporting of highly secret discussions concerning national security. | Gavin Williamson was found to be guilty by an investigation of Theresa …
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Saving the World's Nature and Biodiversity
Forest Peoples Programme | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Nature is decreasing worldwide at an alarming rate — it is time to look to indigenous peoples to help find the solution. This was one of the key conclusions reached in the first global assessment of nature and biodiversity, released …
globalresearch.ca/saving-the-wor…

UN honours fallen colleagues and friends who 'risk all to promote peace'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-06
The lives of 115 colleagues who lost their lives between the beginning of last year and the end of March, serving the United Nations, were honoured on Monday at the annual Memorial Service for Fallen Staff, in New York.
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China Hopeful over Trade Pact with US, but Condemns Military Action
plenglish.com | 2019-05-06
Beijing, May 6 ( Prensa Latina ) China has assured on Monday it is still waiting for a trade agreement with the United States despite Donald Trump"s tariff threats, but warned it to stop military provocations in its waters because it will undermine regional peace and stability.
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Creeping Toward Tyranny
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2019-05-06
The hollowing out of our democratic institutions, which cannot be blamed on Trump, makes tyranny inevitable.(Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Let the war begin: Trump versus the House Democrats and — America and its people
Michael Payne | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-06
This war he initiated is against the House Democrats and is based on political issues. But its also against this nation's democracy and the people of America.
nationofchange.org/2019/05/06/le…

'Ominous' UN Report Warns Human Activity Has Pushed One Million Plant and Animal Species to Brink of Extinction
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-06
"Nature is collapsing around us and it's a real wake-up call to humanity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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PepsiCo and Monsanto's bogus court cases are war on Indian farmers
Prabir Purkayastha | mronline.org | 2019-05-06
At the heart of the struggle is capital's need–Monsanto and Pepsico's–to continuously enclose spheres and generate surpluses from creating a monopoly over something that it does not actually own. | Source…
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The Day People Disappeared and a New Strategy for Stealing Votes
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-06
It was a routine day in completing census enumeration for the U.S. Census in 2010. The census was great work because no one was above me in a supervisory role while I was out on the streets. I really loved the work. And then I came upon two groups of individuals that seemed to disappear…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/06/the-…

Colombian Ombudsman Warns about High Risks Run by Leaders in Cauca
plenglish.com | 2019-05-06
Bogota, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian ombudsman expressed deep concern on Monday about growing threats and risks against social leaders in the department of Cauca, in the Pacific region.
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Sanders Calls for Breaking Up Big Agriculture Monopolies
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-06
OSAGE, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday proposed a sweeping agriculture and rural investment plan to break up big agriculture monopolies and shift farm subsidies toward small family farmers. | "I think a farmer that produces the food we eat may be almost as important as some crook on Wall Street who destroys the economy," Sanders said during a campaign event in Osage, a town of fewer than 4,000 people. "Those of us who come from rural America have nothing to be ashamed about, and the time is long overdue for us to stand up and fight for our way of life." | Sanders' plan expa…
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The Palestinian Authority is No Longer Crying Wolf Over its Imminent Collapse
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-06
We have been here many times before. However, on this occasion even the principal actors understand that the Palestinian Authority is not crying wolf as it warns of imminent collapse. The crisis is entirely of Israel and Washington's making. Keen to pander to hawkish public opinion in the run-up to last month's election, Israel's Prime …
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Every Seed's a Bomb
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-06
Every Seed's a Bomb Each seed is a bomb Go and plant one. Every seed's a bomb, And each tree's an explosion. Apple, maple, sweetgum, plum… Each tree's an explosion Let's go carpet bomb the continents The cities, river valleys, Every mountain range, and coastal plain, before it's too late — Carpet bomb 'em all, Back…
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Disproportionate Sentences: Julian Assange, Bail, and Extradition
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-06
Should journalism ever have a deity worth His, Her or Its salt, looking down upon the recent proceedings against Julian Assange will provide endless choking fits of confusion and dismay. The prosecution continues in the twisted logic that engaging a source to disclose something secret while also protecting anonymity is somehow unnatural in the world…
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Note To the Environmental Community
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-06
In 2003, political strategist Frank Luntz wrote a confidential Republican Party memo on what he called "the environmental communications battle." In that memo, Luntz advised Republicans to change the words they used to meet their ends. "The scientific debate is closing but not yet closed," he wrote.
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Julian Assange: An Opportunity for the US and the UK to Change Direction on Press Freedom
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-06
May 3 was World Press Freedom Day. The annual observance usually focuses on the World Press Freedom Index published each year by Reporters without Borders. Break out the champagne! The United States ranked 48th of 179 countries this year, falling three places from 2018. A day earlier, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in court in…
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Bold Calls to Tax the Rich, But Not Enough Talk of Enforcement
Eleanor Eagan | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-06
Earlier this year, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made waves when she used her appearance on 60 Minutes to call for a 70 percent marginal tax rate on incomes over $10 million. The mainstream media establishment was further blown away when polls in the following days showed that this radical proposal was wildly popular. To anyone who…
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Nonviolence or Nonexistence
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-06
The day before he died, Martin Luther King said these words at a packed church in Memphis:…
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National Liberation in an International Context
Mat Callahan | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-06
Navigating the Zeitgeist By Helena Sheehan Monthly Review Press (2019) Navigating the Zeitgeist, is the first installment of Helena Sheehan's two-part autobiography, covering the period between her birth in 1944 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sheehan's many books and essays include, Marxism and the Philosophy of Science, which made a vital contribution when…
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Silent Spring's Encore
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-06
Rachel Carson's famous and brilliant book Silent Spring (1962), which literally ignited the environmental movement, has never been more relevant than it is today.A mimeo of Silent Spring is scheduled for publication by the UN, as the most comprehensive study of life on the planet ever undertaken, an 1,800-page study by the world's leading scientists that spells out in detail the results of a massive study of the world's ecosystems. The conclusion: Nature is in "steep decline."
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Brazil, Professionals of More Doctors Program Announce Strike
plenglish.com | 2019-05-06
Brasilia, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The professionals of the More Doctors program, which operate in Basic Health Units in Sao Paulo, will paralyze next Wednesday consultations, informed the portal Rede Brasil Atual that quotes an open letter to the population.
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About 61 Million People May Be without Water in Brazil
plenglish.com | 2019-05-06
Brasilia, May 6 (Prensa Latina) About 60.9 million people can be without water in Brazil in case of a prolonged period without rain, according to a government study released on Monday by Rede Brasil Atual website.
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Markets Take A Hit After Trump Threatens China On Twitter
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter account has caused another raucous in the financial world as the global markets took hit on Monday morning. | RELATED: | Trump Threatens to Hike Tariffs on Chinese Goods This Week | Trump jeopardized trade talks with China after he threatened them with higher tariffs via his Twitter account on Sunday. | "For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10% on 200 Billion Dollars of other g…
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Billionaires Against Funding Symphony Musicians
shadowproof.com | 2019-05-06
Editor's Note: We're pleased to publish this preview of the arts and culture edition of our member newsletter, "Keeping The Issues Alive," which provides a closer look at the stories we're following at Shadowproof. | Subscribe for $9/month and receive this weekly newsletter: SUBSCRIBE NOW | Summer is a time for music festivals. Anyone living near an urban center, or even a smaller city with music programs, will likely be able to spend an evening in a park listening to music. Yet, like many workers, mus…
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Republican Red-Baiting Is Going to Backfire
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-06
"Socialism," snarled Donald Trump at a recent pep rally of far-right Republicans. The obedient crowd of Trumpistas snarled back in unison: So-sh'll-izz-ummm! | There you have the entire intellectual content of the GOP's 2020 re-election strategy under Generalissimo Trump: Slap Democrats with a scurrilous campaign branding them as Lenin-Trotsky-Stalin re-incarnate. | It's not just Trump hissing out the socialist label in a frantic McCarthyesque attempt to make it stick by mindless repetition, but also Republican lawmakers. Unfortunately for them, they're overplaying a weak hand and bumbling over their own ignoranc…
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North Korea Tests New Missile–and Trump's Resolve
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-06
TOKYO — North Korea appears to have tested a new short-range missile — and President Donald Trump's resolve to keep it from doing more of the same in the future. | The test early Saturday was quickly played down by Trump and his top advisers, who noted it was not the kind of long-range missile leader Kim Jong Un has refrained from launching since 2017. | But the sudden activity on the North's east coast, complete with fiery photos of a purported bull's eye out to sea, alarmed Washington's regional allies and suggests that Kim's missiles are improving even as the Trump administration wrestles with how…
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CNN Falsely Claims Venezuela's Guaido Was Elected President in January
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-06
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Continuing to try to advance the US narrative that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is the "duly elected" president, CNN went to the trouble on Sunday afternoon of inventing an entire election to base this around. In the CNN report, they declared "pressure is mounting on Maduro to step down, following elections in January in which …

CNN Falsely Claims Venezuela’s Guaido Was Elected President in January

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the Wealth Tax
Roman Berger and Thomas Piketty | indybay.org | 2019-05-06
Warren's proposal earmarks a 2% tax on wealth between $50 million and a billion dollars and a 3% tax on wealth over a billion. Between 1930 and 1980, the top incomes were taxed at 81% and top inherited wealth at 74% Obviously, this did not destroy American capitalism. On the contrary, it was more egalitarian and productive. Young Americans sympathize with socialism.
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Why I'm Pro-Detente with Russia — RAI with Stephen Cohen (5/5)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-06
I realized it wasn't the Soviet Union that was the great danger, it was the potential of nuclear war, and it's still the case today — says Stephen Cohen on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…
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On May Day 2019 OEA Pres Keith Brown On Stadium, Port, ILWU & Public Education
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-05-06
Oakland Education Association president Keith Brown talked about the role of the proposed A's stadium on Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland and the ILWU and the need for more funding for education.
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Despite International Law, Pompeo Claims US Military Attack on Venezuela "Would Be Lawful"
Jon Queally | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-06
(CD) — After U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday morning that President Donald Trump has a "full range of options" when it comes to possible next moves against Venezuela, anti-war critics are wondering what the Democrats in Congress are prepared to do in order to curtail the administration's ongoing threat of using military force to …

Despite International Law, Pompeo Claims US Military Attack on Venezuela "Would Be Lawful"

Venezuela Celebrates May Day 2019
Imagine a Socialist U.S.A. | indybay.org | 2019-05-06
The May Day 2019 march inspires dreams of a socialist U.S.A. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEIubp9K… or | venezuelanalysis.com/video/14466…
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Venezuela's Guaido 'Considering' Asking US to Invade
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-06
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has confirmed that he is considering asking the United States to invade Venezuela to install him in power. He says this is one of several options under consideration now. Guaido is keen to see Maduro forcibly removed from power so he can replace him, and after last week's failed US-backed …

Venezuela’s Guaido ‘Considering’ Asking US to Invade

10 Questions the Mueller Report Doesn't Answer
Consortium News | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-06
(CN) — In January 2017, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a report about Russian interference co-signed by three other agencies — the National Security Agency, the FBI, and the CIA — that was so evidence-free that even The New York Times said it was "unlikely to change the minds of skeptics who … remember the intelligence agencies' faulty assessments on …

10 Questions the Mueller Report Doesn’t Answer

US Carrier Strike Group Sent to Middle East in "Clear and Unmistakable Message" to Iran
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-06
(ZH) — After weeks of heated rhetoric and the exchange of threats related to US oil export sanctions on Iran, and with both sides eyeing the enforcement of its rights over the vital Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the White House has just announced what will be looked on by Tehran as a major and …

US Carrier Strike Group Sent to Middle East in "Clear and Unmistakable Message" to Iran

Top Ten Questions About the Mueller Report
consortiumnews.com | 2019-05-06
Daniel Lazare examines some of the missing pieces in the special counsel's 448-page tome on Russian interference. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News In January 2017, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a report about Russian interference co-signed… Read more ?…
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