2019-05-09: Social Media Postees

MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Govt Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-09
The Trump administration is violating international law and harassing American journalists in plain sight. These actions are sadly taking place in a country that prides itself on upholding the First Amendment to its Constitution, which should be protecting press freedom.
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MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Govt Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-09
The Trump administration is violating international law and harassing American journalists in plain sight. These actions are sadly taking place in a country that prides itself on upholding the First Amendment to its Constitution, which should be protecting press freedom.
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Anti-War Activists Confront Guaido Backers at Venezuela Embassy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-09
Clashes ensued Wednesday evening at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C. between representatives of the international NGO Code Pink who have barricaded themselves in the embassy and supporters of the right-wing Venezuelan opposition outside. | RELATED: | Police Arrest Second Top Venezuelan Opposition Lawmaker | Opposition groups prevented basic commodities such as food from entering the embassy on May 8. The Collective of Protection of the Embassy threw a backp…
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Coup supporters in Washington try to smear peace group with misleading video
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2019-05-09
As The Canary previously reported, the Venezuelan embassy in Washington is currently under siege by coup supporters. Peace activists of the Embassy Protection Collective have been living inside since the last remaining diplomatic staff left last month. But now, coup backers have sought to smear these activists with…
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US cuts off power to Venezuelan Embassy with activists besieged inside
rt.com | 2019-05-09
The Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC was plunged into darkness after the US authorities shut down power in the building. The anti-coup activists hunkered down inside say they are not leaving despite the blackout. | …
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'Dangerous and Appalling': US Defenders of Venezuelan Embassy Demand Secret Service End Illegal Water and Power Shutoff
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-09
What is happening at the embassy, said one activist, is "a microcosm of the what is taking place in Venezuela as the U.S. continues to try and orchestrate a coup." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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US cuts off power to Venezuelan Embassy with activists besieged inside
rt.com | 2019-05-09
The Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC was plunged into darkness after the US authorities shut down power in the building. The anti-coup activists hunkered down inside say they are not leaving despite the blackout. | …
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The Atlantic illustrates everything that's wrong with media coverage of Venezuela sanctions
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-05-09
"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 intervention, and instead exhibited the worst tendencies of corporate media coverage of U.S. policy in Latin Ame | Source…
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Sanctions kill. Top US economist says 'the world needs more journalists willing to report' that fact
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-05-09
In April 2019, two leading economists at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) produced a revealing study regarding the impact of economic sanctions on Venezuela. The economists, Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs, estimated that US sanctions killed 40,…
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Obama's Frustration with Clinton Campaign Should be a Warning to Dems
Riaz Malik | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-09
Will Democrats stop wasting their time rehashing conspiracy theories and actually start opposing Trump on Venezuela? On mass surveillance? On tax breaks to the wealthy? On defense spending?
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Obama's Frustration with Clinton Campaign Should be a Warning to Dems
Riaz Malik | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-09
Will Democrats stop wasting their time rehashing conspiracy theories and actually start opposing Trump on Venezuela? On mass surveillance? On tax breaks to the wealthy? On defense spending?
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Establishment media suddenly against war… because Trump
rt.com | 2019-05-09
Mainstream media and Democrats are suddenly concerned about President Donald Trump's hawkish advisers, questioning his administration's policy on Iran and Venezuela. Has the US rediscovered peace, or is something else afoot? | …
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President Trump's Insatiable Appetite for Regime Change
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2019-05-09
White House National Security Advisor John Bolton talks to reporters about the security and political turmoil in Venezuela and called for a peaceful transition to a government controlled by acting President Juan Guaido, outside of the White House West Wing on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Venezuela's Public, Private Banks To Exchange Currencies
plenglish.com | 2019-05-09
Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) By derogating the Foreign Exchange Law and the new economic policy of opening to free exchange in Venezuela, public and private banks will carry out operations with legal currencies, reported on Thursday MP Jesus Faria.
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A Chinese Caribbean? Washington Not Happy About "New China Focus" in Cuba, Venezuela and Panama
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
As it becomes clear that the Trump Administration support, so far unsuccessful, for regime change in Venezuela is also very much about targeting the huge financial presence of China with the Maduro government, recent news of a major Chinese oil …
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Venezuela Accuses UK of Denying Venezuelans Food, Healthcare by Blocking Gold Deposits
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Britain is denying millions of Venezuelans food and healthcare by blocking access to the South American country's gold deposits at the Bank of England, says Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. | Speaking during a visit to Moscow, the Russian capital, …
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Venezuela — A Risk to Dollar Hegemony — Key Purpose Behind "Regime Change"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
After the new coup attempt — or propaganda coup — Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed "interim President", and …
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A Chinese Caribbean? Washington Not Happy About "New China Focus" in Cuba, Venezuela and Panama
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
As it becomes clear that the Trump Administration support, so far unsuccessful, for regime change in Venezuela is also very much about targeting the huge financial presence of China with the Maduro government, recent news of a major Chinese oil …
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Sanders, AOC Plan Radical Offensive on Wall Street
teleSUR-ne-EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-09
United States Senator Bernie Sanders and House member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have proposed legislation that would cap interest rates on credit cards and other consumer loans at 15 percent. | RELATED: | AOC Says She Follows Democratic Leadership on Issue of US Intervention in Venezuela | The proposal, introduced Thursday, also calls for…
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US Embassy in Jerusalem 'Officially Open': Mike Pompeo
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-09
The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that the country's embassy in Jerusalem is "officially open" almost a year after the embassy building was inaugurated. | RELATED: | Delusional 'Deal of The Century' Leaked: Palestinians Lay Down Arms, US Intervention in Gaza | Pompeo said that the r…
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'Abhorrent' ambulance attack in Libyan capital imperils life-saving work, warns UN
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-09
An attack on an ambulance in Tripoli on Wednesday that has critically injured the head of emergency services in Libya's war-torn capital, along with two paramedics, has been strongly condemned by UN humanitarians.
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The Double Scapegoating of Ilhan Omar
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
The Double Scapegoating of Ilhan Omar Nazis scapegoat Jews This isn't news. And neither is this: Scapegoats' deaths Protect the rich, And help the status quo — The order wreaking reeking Rotten poverty for most, And chopping to pieces, And cooking, the globe — Or didn't you know? The rich are protected when rage is…
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Trump ratchets up anti-immigrant campaign
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-09
While much of the media continues to focus on the Mueller report and the squabbles between the White House and the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, US President Donald Trump's real crimes are scarcely addressed or are ignored altogether. | This column will take up one of these crimes, Trump's intensification of his racist war on immigrants. He is not alone on this — the ultra-right throughout Europe and elsewhere have similar anti-immigrant policies. | In recent weeks Trump has appointed new officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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Watch: Interview With Democratic Congresswoman and 2020 Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-05-09
Ever since Tulsi Gabbard was first elected to Congress in 2012, she has been assertively independent, heterodox, unpredictable, and polarizing. Viewed at first as a loyal Democrat and guaranteed future star by party leaders — due to her status as an Iraq War veteran, a telegenic and dynamic young woman, and the first Hindu and Samoan-American elected to Congress — she has instead become a thorn in the side, and frequent critic, of those same leaders. | Gabbard's transformation from cherished party asset to party critic and outcast was rapid, and was due almost entirely to her insistence on following h…
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US Seizes North Korean Coal Ship as Tensions Mount
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-09
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles Thursday in its second such test in less than a week, and the United States announced it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries. | U.S. President Donald Trump said "nobody is happy" at the missile launches, which South Korea said were likely a protest by Pyongyang against Trump refusing to ease economic sanctions on the North. | Meanwhile, the country's foreign ministry said Wednesday that North Korea's "strike drill" last week was "regular and self-defensive," | "The recent drill conducted by our…
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Waging War on Iran without Turkey? Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran "Triple Entente"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
While US-Turkey military cooperation (including US air force bases in Turkey) dates back to the Cold War, Turkey is sleeping with both Iran and Russia. Trump's response takes the form of both military threats and economic sanctions coupled with financial manipulation of foreign exchange markets directed against Turkey's Lira.
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Trump's achievements in pressure on Iran: from economic sanctions to military confrontation
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-05-09
Exactly a year ago, on May 8, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump took a pivotal decision on pulling his country unilaterally out of the international nuclear agreement on the Iran nuclear deal brokered by international mediators — the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany. Trump claimed that the Administration of his …
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Waging War on Iran without Turkey? Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran "Triple Entente"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
While US-Turkey military cooperation (including US air force bases in Turkey) dates back to the Cold War, Turkey is sleeping with both Iran and Russia. Trump's response takes the form of both military threats and economic sanctions coupled with financial manipulation of foreign exchange markets directed against Turkey's Lira.
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The Militarization of Empathy
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
The militarizing of empathy is repeatedly employed by mainstream media in their airing of heartstring-pulling stories of soldiers' surprise homecomings. There are the soldiers dressed in disguises: like the father, after a year in Afghanistan, arriving home in a fire truck, decked out in firefighting gear and gas mask. Kneeling before his two daughters, he took off his gas mask, and the surprised daughters cried out, "Daddy!," and hugged him, "with tears of joy," much to the delight of a gathered crowd.
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The Militarization of Empathy
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
The militarizing of empathy is repeatedly employed by mainstream media in their airing of heartstring-pulling stories of soldiers' surprise homecomings. There are the soldiers dressed in disguises: like the father, after a year in Afghanistan, arriving home in a fire truck, decked out in firefighting gear and gas mask. Kneeling before his two daughters, he took off his gas mask, and the surprised daughters cried out, "Daddy!," and hugged him, "with tears of joy," much to the delight of a gathered crowd.
counterpunch.org/2019/05/09/the-…

Pompeo in Baghdad to Pressure Iraq to Join Press Against Iran; Iraq Declines
Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo made a surprise four-hour visit to Baghdad on Tuesday in connection to the panic he is trying to trump up, along with US national security adviser and Sheldon Adelson plant John Bolton about Iran …
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Pompeo in Baghdad to Pressure Iraq to Join Press Against Iran; Iraq Declines
Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo made a surprise four-hour visit to Baghdad on Tuesday in connection to the panic he is trying to trump up, along with US national security adviser and Sheldon Adelson plant John Bolton about Iran …
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Trump says John Kerry should be charged under Logan Act for contacts with Iranians
rt.com | 2019-05-09
President Donald Trump said that former Secretary of State John Kerry should be charged under the Logan Act, an 18th century law, for his conversations with Iranians, blaming him for messing up his communication with Tehran. | …
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Iran's Actions Seek Compliance with Nuclear Deal
plenglish.com | 2019-05-09
Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Ambassador at the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi said that by withdrawing from parts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), his country seeks compliance with what the pact establishes.
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Pandering to Israel Means War with Iran
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
The United States is moving dangerously forward in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to provoke a war with Iran, apparently based on threat intelligence provided by Israel. The claims made by National Security Advisor John Bolton and …
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Pandering to Israel Means War with Iran
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
The United States is moving dangerously forward in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to provoke a war with Iran, apparently based on threat intelligence provided by Israel. The claims made by National Security Advisor John Bolton and …
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Bolton's War. Escalating US Hostility against Iran. Seeking a Pretext for War
Paul R. Pillar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
National Security Advisor John Bolton, aided by his comrade-in-arms Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is doing everything possible to instigate a war with Iran. Naked aggression as a means of starting such a war may be too much …
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Bolton's War. Escalating US Hostility against Iran. Seeking a Pretext for War
Paul R. Pillar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
National Security Advisor John Bolton, aided by his comrade-in-arms Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is doing everything possible to instigate a war with Iran. Naked aggression as a means of starting such a war may be too much …
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When We Were the 'Good Guys': US Keeps Invoking World War II to Validate New Wars
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Americans are sick of fighting a 20-year war against an undefined enemy they can't seem to beat. With morale and recruitment scraping bottom, the world's best-funded military reckons that, if it can't win, it can at least look like a …
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'Free Clarrie O'Shea': When unions broke the rules to change them
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-09
Fifty years ago, an industrial penal powers dispute provoked the biggest strike wave in Australia's post-war history. | On May 15, 1969, Clarrie O'Shea, Victorian secretary Australian Tramway & Motor Omnibus Employees' Association (ATMOEA), was jailed for refusing to pay fines imposed under the anti-union penal powers of the Conciliation and Arbitration Act. | Over the next week, more than 1 million workers went on strike to demand freedom for O'Shea and the repeal of the penal powers. | Tribune, the newspaper of the Communist Party of Australia at the time, reported on May 21, 1969: "The long struggle…
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Imagination and Nuclear Weapons
David Krieger | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
Einstein believed that knowledge is limited, but imagination is infinite. Imagine the soul-crushing reality of a nuclear war, with billions of humans dead; in essence, a global Hiroshima, with soot from the destruction of cities blocking warming sunlight. There would be darkness everywhere, temperatures falling into a new ice age, with crop failures and mass…
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Castro, Gillibrand, Harris, Sanders, and Warren To Appear On Stage At MoveOn's "Big Ideas Forum" June 1 In San Francisco
commondreams.org | 2019-05-09
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Imagination and Nuclear Weapons
David Krieger | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
Einstein believed that knowledge is limited, but imagination is infinite. Imagine the soul-crushing reality of a nuclear war, with billions of humans dead; in essence, a global Hiroshima, with soot from the destruction of cities blocking warming sunlight. There would be darkness everywhere, temperatures falling into a new ice age, with crop failures and mass…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/09/imag…

Stocks fall as Trump threatens to reignite trade war
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-09
San José, CA – On Tuesday, May 7, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell almost 500 points, or close to 2%. This came following President Trump's tweets on Sunday threatening to escalate the trade war with China on Friday if he couldn't get a trade agreement done. While the U.S. stock market largely shrugged off this news on Monday, statements by his economic advisors convinced investors that his threats are for real. | Trump threatened to raise the 10% tariffs, or taxes, to 25%, on about half of goods imported from China. In addition, he threatened to place 25% tariffs on almost all other Chinese-made good…
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US dismisses climate change at Arctic Council Summit: Pompeo says melting sea ice brings 'new opportunities for trade'
Olivia Rosane | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-09
The U.S. objections come as the Arctic just experienced its five warmest years on record, and is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world.
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US and NATO Sink the INF Treaty with Russia
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
The Following text is Section 13 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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Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon's Child Data Collection Practices
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2019-05-09
Last year, a coalition of privacy advocates and child psychologists warned against putting an Amazon Alexa speaker anywhere near your child on the fairly reasonable grounds that developing minds shouldn't befriend always-on surveillance devices, no matter how cute the packaging. Now, a group of privacy researchers, attorneys, and U.S. senators are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon's alleged violations of COPPA, a law protecting the littles…
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NATO and the Culture of War: Ireland's History of Resistance
Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-09
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of NATO with the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949. Established as a peacetime alliance between the United States and Europe to prevent expansion of the Soviet Union, NATO has grown in size and and changed from a defensive force to an …
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Shocking UN Report Warns up to a Million Species are at Risk of Extinction Due to Human Activity
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-09
An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released its conclusions earlier this week, and found that one million plant and animal species could go extinct in the foreseeable future unless current trends are reversed. The study estimates the global extinction rate is "already at least tens to hundreds of times higher than it average…
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Did U.S. troops liberate Mauthausen Concentration Camp?
àÅngeles Maestro | workers.org | 2019-05-09
The author is a leader of the Red Network, a communist organization in the Spanish state. Translation by Workers World managing editor John Catalinotto. In many European countries, people celebrate the victory of the allied troops over Nazi Germany in the Second World War. This is especially important now as . . . | Continue reading Did U.S. troops liberate Mauthausen Concentration Camp? at Workers.org
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Ex-US intelligence analyst charged with leaking top-secret drone war docs
rt.com | 2019-05-09
In the latest chapter of the US' crackdown on whistleblowers, a 31-year-old intelligence contractor is facing charges for leaking 17 secret documents to an unnamed journalist, which could result in up to 50 years in prison. | …
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Trump issues full pardon to former lieutenant who executed prisoner in Iraq
wsws.org | 2019-05-09
The act of clemency for a war criminal was a calculated gesture to ultra-right and fascistic elements inside and outside the US military.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

Boondoggle, Inc.: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget
William Hartung — Mandy Smithburger | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam…
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Why Does Trump Like Communist Vietnam? Because It's Capitalist
Mark Karlin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Before Donald Trump's February summit with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, The Washington Post ran an article headlined, "The US wants North Korea to follow the 'miracle' of Vietnam's path." | "In light of the once-unimaginable prosperity and partnership | …
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Video: Syrian Army Liberates Another Town in Northwestern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
By May 8, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies had repelled a series of counter-attacks by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-led forces keeping control of all the positions captured in northwestern Hama. Especially intense clashes took place near Tell Ottman …
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Video: Syrian Army Liberates Another Town in Northwestern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
By May 8, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies had repelled a series of counter-attacks by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-led forces keeping control of all the positions captured in northwestern Hama. Especially intense clashes took place near Tell Ottman …
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Colombia: FARC Party Demands Release of Jesus Santrich
plenglish.com | 2019-05-09
Bogota, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Thirteen months after the incarceration on Thursday of the FARC leader Jesus Santrich, congress people from that political party demanded his release as a gesture of hope for peace in Colombia.
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TFA Head: Deforestation Leading Planet to 'Ecological Collapse'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-09
The Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) is making an urgent call to put an end to deforestation, which has destroyed forest cover equivalent to the surface area of Nicaragua, in 2018 alone. | RELATED: | 2018 Sees Deforestation of 12M Hectares, Brazil Leads in Losses | "We have to act now and we must do so with much more urgency," TFA Director Justin Adams said at the end of the organization's annual meeting in Bogota, Colombia this week. | Adams stressed that urgent attention is re…
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Bolsonaro Is a Threat to Brazil's Democracy
Eugênio Bucci | commondreams.org | 2019-05-09
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Brazilian Court Orders ex-President Michel Temer Back to Prison
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-09
A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered that former President Michel Temer be jailed again over an ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption. | RELATED: | Brazil's Temer Closed 130 Community Radios Before Leaving | Temer has been charged six times in connection with various corruption investigations. The court decision on Wednesday relates to an alleged corruption scheme involving a nuclear power plant operated by Eletronuclear, a subsidiary of state-run Centrais Eletricas…
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Brazilian Universities Call General Strike
plenglish.com | 2019-05-09
Brasilia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Students, professors and workers from Brazilian public universities called a general strike on May 15 to protest against budgetary cuts announced by the Government, the website Brasil de Fato reported on Thursday.
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Brazil: PT Condemns Fake News against Ex-Presidents Lula and Rousseff
plenglish.com | 2019-05-09
Brasilia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Workers" Party (PT) of Brazil on Thursday condemned the attacks, based on fake news, against former Presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, on social networks.
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UN Investigating UAE's Role in Libya Airstrikes
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-09
United Nations officials announced Monday that they are currently conducting an investigation into the United Arab Emirates' role in a missile-strike offensive against Tripoli, Libya launched by the Libyan National Army. | RELATED: | Mayham Plagues Libyan Capital as Death Toll Rises to 432: WHO | An initial report was filed to the agency's Security Council noting that…
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Macron: No Bet on Both Sides, France Supports Sarraj in Libya
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-09
France's President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday called for an unconditional truce in Libya as Marshal Khalifa Haftar continues his armed offensive against Tripoli's government led by Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj. | RELATED: |
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1,000 Israeli Soldiers to Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
A multilateral military treaty between Honduras, Israel, and the United States will see the deployment of 1000 Israeli soldiers at Honduras. They will train the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) and National Police (PN). | The main mission of the troops …
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Government Now Implicitly Accepts Liability for 72 Deaths in Grenfell Tower, West London
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
After two years of denial, evasion and procrastination, this government has finally accepted ultimate responsibility for the atrocity of multiple deaths in Grenfell Tower, North Kensington, West London on 14th June 2017. | The government-controlled fire-regulations to which all buildings in …
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Climate Disruption: It's Not Due to CO2
Prof. Claudia von Werlhof | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Professor Claudia von Werlhof wrote to Greta Thunberg. In this letter Von Werlhof tells that the disruption of the global climate is not due to CO2. | Following questions arose from this letter for Silvia Terribili, who asked …
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Analysis: Public Overwhelmingly Wants EPA Ban on Wildlife-killing 'Cyanide Bombs'

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
More than 99.9 percent of people commenting on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to reauthorize sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s support a ban on these "cyanide bombs," according to an analysis released today. | Cyanide bombs inhumanely and …
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Moscow Victory Parade, Commemorating May 9, 1945: Surrender of the Government of the Third Reich
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
On February 2nd, 1943, the 6th German Army, under the command of Field Marshall Von Paulus, and elements of the 4th Panzer Army, surrendered to the Red Army at Stalingrad. This stunning victory is considered the turning point in …
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1,000 Israeli Soldiers to Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
A multilateral military treaty between Honduras, Israel, and the United States will see the deployment of 1000 Israeli soldiers at Honduras. They will train the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) and National Police (PN). | The main mission of the troops …
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How Major Banks Turned a Blind Eye to the Theft of Billions of Pounds of Public Money
Madlen Davies | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Major banks enabled fraudsters to steal billions of pounds of public money through VAT scams, allege documents obtained by the Bureau. A decade later, tax authorities are still chasing the money through the courts. | Traders in London facilitated the so-called | …
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How Major Banks Turned a Blind Eye to the Theft of Billions of Pounds of Public Money
Madlen Davies | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Major banks enabled fraudsters to steal billions of pounds of public money through VAT scams, allege documents obtained by the Bureau. A decade later, tax authorities are still chasing the money through the courts. | Traders in London facilitated the so-called | …
globalresearch.ca/major-banks-tu…

Saudi Arabia, Kenya Release 100s of Ethiopian Prisoners
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-09
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia, 1,400 Ethiopians who were serving prison sentences in Saudi Arabia had been released by the Arab nation's government Wednesday. | RELATED: | Guess, Calvin Klein Ethiopian Workers Worst Paid in the World | Along with the release of the prisoners, which comes at the beginning of Ramadan, the Saudi government has announced a 75 percent decrease in jail time for Ethiopians. The announcement followed discussions between authori…
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Gig Economy Drivers Strike: Uber Has Built Its $90 Billion Empire on an Anti-Worker Model
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-09
The New York Taxi Workers Alliance helped organize the Uber and Lyft strike in New York City on Wednesday. We speak to the group's executive director Bhairavi Desai.
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Striking Driver Speaks Out: Uber & Lyft Are "Slave Systems" That Exploit Workers
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-09
Uber and Lyft drivers in cities around the world went on strike Wednesday to protest low wages and poor treatment of workers just days before Uber's initial public offering, which could value the company at up to $90 billion dollars. But while Uber prepares for what could be one of the biggest IPOs in history and executives plan to take home millions, drivers say their conditions are worse than ever. Drivers in Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, Sà£o Paulo, New York and other cities temporarily halted work Wednesday to demand Uber and other rideshare companies like Lyft treat drivers like full-time employees r…
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Billion dollar loser: NYT report on Trump's taxes & massive losses may prompt fraud investigation
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-09
"Almost every two cents of every dollar reported as losses one year, by everyone in the United States, were recorded by Donald Trump."
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Greens offer bogus climate pledges while pleading for another partnership with Labor
wsws.org | 2019-05-09
The "plan" of the Greens is not about saving the environment and the planet but handing billions of dollars to supposedly "green" companies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

Metal and Rubber with Your Chicken? No Problem Says Tyson
Martha Rosenberg | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
Rubber and metal are some of the recent surprise "ingredients" found in Tyson chicken. In January, 36,420 pounds of Tyson chicken nuggets were recalled due to rubber contamination. In March, a recall for possible metal contamination of ready-to-eat Tyson chicken strip products began which continues–now encompassing 12 million pounds. Tyson Foods is the world's second…
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Biden Likes Republicans So Much Because He's So Much Like Them
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
Recent criticism of Joe Biden for praising Dick Cheney as "a decent man" and Mike Pence as "a decent guy" merely scratches the surface of what's wrong with the current frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. His compulsion to vouch for the decency of Republican leaders — while calling Donald Trump an "aberration" — is…
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Why Government Jobs Stats are Inaccurate
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
Reply to Doug Henwood's Apology & Defense of Government Reports In his reply to my just published article, 'What's Wrong with Government Job Statistics', Doug Henwood, a 'left' New York intellectual who has for years accepted without question government reported stats as 'gospel truth', has taken the opportunity to challenge my analysis. The nub of…
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Biden Likes Republicans So Much Because He's So Much Like Them
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
Recent criticism of Joe Biden for praising Dick Cheney as "a decent man" and Mike Pence as "a decent guy" merely scratches the surface of what's wrong with the current frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. His compulsion to vouch for the decency of Republican leaders — while calling Donald Trump an "aberration" — is…
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Kick the Cows Out of Point Reyes National Seashore
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
Point Reyes National Seashore was established in the 1960s by the purchase of private ranches. The public paid fair market value for these lands. Livestock operations were to removed over a 25-grace period. But time and again the ranchers refused to leave OUR property. Surprisingly Representative Jared Huffman, ordinarily good on environmental issues, has sponsored…
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The Melting of the Fortress of Solitude
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
The American dream is the eternal one: wealth by luck, power by wealth, and freedom from responsibility by power. The American nightmare is our most democratized experience: impoverishment by design, powerlessness by impoverishment, and the shackling of the powerless to responsibility for the crimes of wealth.We live in a mediocracy, the mark of failure is success. To be fully human is to fail at being a successfully commodified robot.
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Stuck in Yellowstone With the Grizzly Sardine Can Blues Again
David Mattson | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
We can't support any more bears. We've got bears coming out of our ears. We've reached carrying capacity. Such is the purported state of grizzly bears in Yellowstone. Sound familiar? It should. For those of you who have been paying attention to the rhetoric relentlessly voiced by agency spokespeople for the last 6 years, you…
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A Matter of Independence: Equinor and Drilling the Great Australian Bight
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
Such companies advertise themselves as slick and professional, the best in the business, all things to men, women and everyone in between. They insist that we can all have that vast cake of wealth and eat it too. Equinor, a Norwegian multinational beast of an energy company with its headquarters in Stavanger, has been doing…
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Stuck in Yellowstone With the Grizzly Sardine Can Blues Again
David Mattson | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
We can't support any more bears. We've got bears coming out of our ears. We've reached carrying capacity. Such is the purported state of grizzly bears in Yellowstone. Sound familiar? It should. For those of you who have been paying attention to the rhetoric relentlessly voiced by agency spokespeople for the last 6 years, you…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/09/stuc…

Yelp and the Myth of Consumer Power
Joshua Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
If you wait tables for a living, chances are that the website Yelp has affected how you think about and even perform your work. Restaurant managers and owners regularly, sometimes daily, pore over their Yelp reviews and — depending on the content of those reviews — praise, reprimand, and even fire servers who can be identified from customers' online comments.
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Yelp and the Myth of Consumer Power
Joshua Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-09
If you wait tables for a living, chances are that the website Yelp has affected how you think about and even perform your work. Restaurant managers and owners regularly, sometimes daily, pore over their Yelp reviews and — depending on the content of those reviews — praise, reprimand, and even fire servers who can be identified from customers' online comments.
counterpunch.org/2019/05/09/yelp…

Chile: House of Reps Approves Same-Sex Couple Adoption
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-09
Chile's House of Representatives approved a reform to its adoption law Wednesday that could allow same-sex couples to adopt children. | RELATED: | Chile: Ex-Pinochet Agent Gets 10 Years For MIR Leader's Murder | The text was approved by 104 votes, while 35 were against it, and four abstained, say sources within the House. | The Movement of Homosexual…
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The UK's 'hostile environment' just received a major legal blow
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-05-09
On 3 May, the Home Office received a major blow to part of its ' hostile environment' policy. | Under an amendment to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, asylum seekers ca…
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Pompeo lays down the law during UK visit
wsws.org | 2019-05-09
The US secretary of state's remit was to demand that the UK government toe the line in backing the geo-strategic imperatives of US imperialism… or else.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

Can 'America First' survive John Bolton?
rt.com | 2019-05-09
After more than two years into his administration, President Donald Trump may be beginning to realize his National Security Advisor John Bolton could be anathema to his stated 'America First' foreign policy. | …
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House Panel Votes to Hold AG Barr in Contempt
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-09
WASHINGTON — The Latest on Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report (all times local): | 10: 50 p.m., May 8, 2019 | The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. | The vote Wednesday capped a day of ever-deepening dispute between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump, who invoked executive privilege to block lawmakers from the full report on Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. | Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York declared the action by Trump's Justice Department a clear new sig…
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Putin Reiterates Call to Create Global and Indivisible Security (+Photos)
plenglish.com | 2019-05-09
Moscow, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reiterated his call to the rest of the world to establish cooperation for a global and indivisible security, as well as showing willingness to fight jointly against terrorism and extremism.
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AG Barr hit with new subpoena as Dems struggle to extract unredacted Mueller report
rt.com | 2019-05-09
Attorney General William Barr is facing a second House subpoena, this one from intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff, as Democrats double down on their quest for the unredacted Mueller report and the evidence behind it. | …
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A Constitutional Crisis? House Panel Holds AG Barr in Contempt as Trump Claims Executive Privilege
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-09
The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress over his refusal to turn over the unredacted Mueller report and the underlying evidence to lawmakers. Meanwhile, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has issued a subpoena to the Justice Department for the unredacted report. This all came after the White House invoked executive privilege to prevent the full report's release to Congress and to bar former White House counsel Don McGahn from providing documents to Congress related to the Mueller probe. We speak with Ian Millhiser, a columnist for ThinkP…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/9/a_…

MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Gov't Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC
MintPress News Desk | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-09
(MPN) — MintPress News journalist Alexander Rubinstein and a reporter for The Grayzone, Anya Parampil, are besieged inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, and have been since March 30, in an egregious attack against press freedom. On Wednesday evening, events took a turn for the worse as the Metropolitan DC police cut off the power and water to the …

MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Gov't Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC

CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge WALK for PEACE
Toby Blome | indybay.org | 2019-05-09
BE GREEN AND CARPOOL | See http: //tripplanner.transit.511.org for public transit options. | Golden Gate Transit Buses 10, 70, 80 | and SF Muni Bus 28 stop at the bridge (SF side). | Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. | 11: 45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends to converge in the middle for World Peace. Then march to the SF side for rally.
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The Government Isn't Reuniting Migrant Children With Legal Guardians
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-09
This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast.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…
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TYT's Uygur discovers 'direct evidence' of Trump-Russia collusion… Twitter says 'huh?'
rt.com | 2019-05-09
Donald Trump is reportedly irritated that John Bolton failed to deliver a quick and easy victory in Venezuela. But one US journalist says it proves the US president is taking direct orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin. | …
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