2019-05-12: Social Media Postees

Viewing Venezuela through a Fairy Tale Lens
Gerrard Bonello | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
On May 1 the Washington Post published an article entitled " Venezuela's opposition put together a serious plan. For now it appears to have failed."[1] By doing so it has presented its readers with a gripping fairy tale. …
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'Humanitarian' Concerns Increase Wars, Benefit Only Arms-Producers
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
Unlike a regular corporation, the corporations that manufacture and sell weapons to their government are virtually 100% dependent upon their government and its military allies, for their own success; their markets are only those governments, not individuals (such as is …
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The class struggle in the United States and the fight against war
wsws.org | 2019-05-13
We are publishing here the text of the speech to the 2019 Online International May Day Rally delivered by Niles Niemuth.
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After Assange, Ecuador's Lenin Moreno escalates persecution of critics and perceived foes
Denis Rogatyuk | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-13
The US-backed, neoliberal Ecuadorian leader is persecuting Swedish software developer Ola Bini for his political sympathies, censoring critical media, and…
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/12/lenin…

The Taking of America 123. The Deep State Thrives on Money and Power
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-13
The above title was influenced from Joseph Sargent's 1974 classic The Taking of the Pelham 123. In the film (remade again in 2009, and not bad actually) gunmen hijack a NYC subway train and hold the passengers of one car …
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"Act now" on trade or it will get worse, Trump threatens China
wsws.org | 2019-05-13
The increasingly belligerent US rhetoric is being matched by action expected to target another $300 billion worth of Chinese goods with tariffs of 25 percent.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

Jeremy Corbyn Asserts Labour Support for Palestinian Statehood
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-12
Leader of the U.K. opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, reiterated Saturday his party's support for the Palestinian cause, condemning human rights violations by Israel. | RELATED: | Delusional 'Deal of The Century' Leaked: Palestinians Lay Down Arms, US Intervention in Gaza | "We cannot stand by or stay silent at the continuing denial of rights and justice to the Palestinian people… The Labour Party is united in condemning the ongoing human rights…
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Venezuela Greets Cyril Ramaphosa for Electoral Triumph
plenglish.com | 2019-05-12
Caracas, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government sent a congratulatory message to Cyril Ramaphosa after his electoral victory at the polls in South Africa, the Venezuelan Fpreign Ministry informed Sunday.
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Flight 70 of  ¥Return to Homeland Plan ¥ Arrives in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-05-12
Caracas, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Flight 70 of  ¥Return to Homeland Plan ¥ arrived in Venezuela with 170 Venezuelans from Ecuador, the Caracas Foreign Ministry reported on Sunday.
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At Least 50,000 Venezuelans Registered in Return to Homeland Plan
plenglish.com | 2019-05-12
Caracas, May 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 50,000 Venezuelans are waiting Sunday for their return to their homeland through the Return to their Homeland Plan, a government initiative supporting the voluntary repatriation of Venezuelans.
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Distorting 'Democracy' in Venezuela Coverage
Gregory Shupak | commondreams.org | 2019-05-12
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaid√≥ waves after a meeting with Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno in Salinas, Ecuador on March 2, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Daniel Tapia) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Juan Guaidó Makes Open Plea for US Military 'Coordination' in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-12
Guaid√≥'s call came as Trump administration officials continue to suggest military intervention in Venezuela is a possibility | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Support the Embassy Protection Collective: Resisting Trump's war on Venezuela
Aminta Zea and Kei Pritsker | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-12
The Embassy Protection Collective is a movement based in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington D.C. opposing the illegal US-backed coup against the legitimate, elected government of Venezuela — the government of President Nicolás Maduro. Standing against U.S. militarism and the war economy rigged for the rich, the EPC's fight to defend international law, including the …
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U.S. Media Lies Help Trump's Venezuela Warmongering
Jacob Sweet | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-12
As most of the world knows by now, the United States government intends to organize regime change in Venezuela. Attempts to this effect have been made in the past — most notably in 2002, when its economy and standard of living was exemplary in the region — but not so brazenly as now. Today, the …
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Sabotage? No water for activists besieged in Venezuela's US embassy, govt denies cut-off
rt.com | 2019-05-12
Anti-coup activists holed up in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington say they have been left with no utilities after the water supply was shut off or disrupted. The municipal water provider has denied responsibility. | …
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Rouhani Aims for Unity Against 'Unprecedented' Pressure from US
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-12
As tensions mount between Iran and the United States, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on Saturday for unity among political factions, warning that due to current economic sanctions conditions may be harder than those faced in the 1980s war with Iraq. | RELATED: | US Deploys Carrier, Bombers to Middle East in Warning to Iran | "Today, it cannot be said whether conditions are better or worse than the (1980-88) war period, but during the war we did not have a problem wit…
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Trump Regime Escalates War on Whistleblowers
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
When governments criminalize truth-telling, on the phony pretext of protecting national security, tyranny replaces freedom. | Revealing vital information in the public interest by whistleblowers and independent investigative journalists deserves high praise, not prosecution. | The 1989 US Whistleblower Protection Act protects …
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Better act NOW! Trump threatens China with 'far worse' trade deal in his 2nd term
rt.com | 2019-05-12
The self-proclaimed master of deal-making, US President Donald Trump, has warned Beijing against waiting out his term in hopes of a more lenient approach from a successor, saying he will insist on even worse conditions after 2020. | …
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Premature Aging: Selling Work in Scandalous Times
Greg Guma | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
I was wearing a hipster-establishment wide tie and cranking across the Interstate toward Lake Morey. Something between fear and early onset dementia had drawn me more than 100 miles to the Governor's Conference on Older Workers. Actually, it was the …
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Does Capitalism Mean War?
Dan Lieberman | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-12
During the Cold war, the major antagonists, United States and Soviet Union, faced one another at European borders. No military confrontations occurred between them. Their cooperation, in a war to end all wars, had a brief interlude, and succeeding years detected huge losses of lives in endless conflicts. The Cold War atmosphere became a testing …
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Guterres Keeps Update on Helms-Burton Act Activation
plenglish.com | 2019-05-12
United Nations, May 12 (Prensa Latina) UN General Secretary, Antonio Guterres, is aware of what comes out the activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which is currently generating great rejection among the international community.
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Chelsea Manning Warns the Trump Administration 'Clearly Wants to Go After Journalists'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-12
"Whenever a journalist makes a misstep, I think that they're put on notice now that the FBI and the Department of Justice are going to go after them, on the administration's behalf." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Alyssa Milano's Call for Sex Strike Ignites Social Media
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-12
The actress says her tweet protesting strict abortion bans in several states is meant to get people to talk about "the war on women."
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FRSO greets Workers World Party conference
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-12
Newark, NJ — Speaking to a national conference of the Workers World Party here, May 11, Mick Kelly of the Standing Committee of Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) stated, "We convey our warmest greetings to your First Secretary Larry Holmes, your national leadership, and all of you assembled for this extremely important conference. We place a high value on our relationship with Workers World Party. The unity we have is precious, and we intend to build on this in the future." | FRSO and Workers World Party (WWP) have a long history of cooperating on national campaigns and demonstrations, including th…
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Biden's Climate Policy 'Will Doom Future Generations': Sanders
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-12
United States presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and other progressives criticized Democratic establishment candidate Joe Biden over his still-unreleased climate plan. | RELATED: | No One Knows Joe Biden's Plans for Healthcare, Maybe Not Even Joe Biden | The critiques came after a Reuters report which said that Biden will seek a "middle ground" crafting a climate change policy he hopes will appeal to both environmentalists and the blue-collar voters who elected Donald…
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More 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bans Advancing in South, Midwest
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-12
If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. | Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia. | The Louisiana legislature is halfway toward passing a law–like the ones enacted in Mississippi and Georgia–that will ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, about six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. Alabama is on the cusp of approving an even more restrictive bill. | Related Articles:

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Lithuania: Right-Wing Candidates to Face in Presidential Runoff
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-12
Two right-wing candidates, Ingrida Simonyte and Gitanas Nauseda, will face off in the second round of Lithuania's presidential election, as Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis conceded defeat on Sunday's vote vowing to resign his post. | RELATED: | France: Le Pen's Far-Right Leads in EU Election Poll | According to data from the Central Electoral Commission (VRK), with 85 percent of the ballots counted, Nauseda had 31 percent, Simonyte 29 percent and Skvernelis 21 percent. The incumbent cent…
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The U.S., Not Iran, Has Done Nothing but Sow Chaos in the Mideast
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2019-05-12
This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told NBC that Iran is an active threat to US interests and "sowing chaos" in the Middle East. | It strikes me that exactly the opposite is true. The Islamic Republic of Iran has in recent years, despite its heritage in the 1979 revolution, acted as an Establishment, status quo power. | I don't agree with Iranian policy, e.g. its Syria intervention…
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Publishing Classified Material: Assange Is Not a Journalist (If Journalists Are Propagandists for the Ruling Class)
Ann Garrison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
High profile journalists have been jabbering about whether or not Julian Assange is really one of them. If "journalist" is understood to mean "propagandist for the ruling class," then he most certainly is not. | However, if we go by the …
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Destruction of Three WTC Towers: Project Due Diligence: Educating Engineers Across the U.S. About 9/11
Laurie Sihvonen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
The relentless push by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth for a new investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers has opened a promising new front over the past year thanks to the volunteer efforts of …
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The Gwadar Terrorist Attack Exposed the International Media's Double Standards
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
Most of the international media is referring to Saturday's attack on the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar as being committed by either "gunmen" or "militants" instead of the actual terrorists that the perpetrators are after the BBC reported that they …
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A Great Flushing Out: Social Media Footprints and Electioneering in Australia
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
It has been an uninspiring election, punctuated by occasional moments of madness on the part of various candidates. Their sin was to be incautious in their previous use of social media, a form of communication that reveals everything and nothing …
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The 5G Revolution: Millions of "Human Guinea Pigs" in Big Telecom's Global Experiment
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-12
"If you are one of the millions who seek faster downloads of movies, games and virtual pornography, a solution is at hand, that is, if you do not mind volunteering your living body in a giant uncontrolled experiment on the …
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As Animal Rights Activists Push Legal Boundaries, Canada Considers What Makes a Terrorist
Alleen Brown | theintercept.com | 2019-05-12
Industry representatives in Canada have pointed to special penalties in the U.S. for those who trespass or capture footage on animal agriculture properties.
theintercept.com/2019/05/12/anim…

UN chief praises New Zealand premier's 'admirable' response to Christchurch attacks
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-12
Speaking to media in the New Zealand capital Auckland on Sunday, alongside New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his solidarity with the victims and families of the March Christchurch mosque attacks, which killed 51 people, and praised Ms. Ardern's leadership in the aftermath of the killings.
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Pakistan: Militants Attack Hotel in 'Occupied' Balochistan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-12
Gunmen stormed Saturday a luxury hotel in Pakistan's southwestern port city of Gwadar, Balochistan, ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äãkilling at least one guard and battling security forces inside, officials and the army said. | RELATED: | Deadly Blast Hits Sufi Shrine in Pakistan, 9 Killed | According to local media, the fighters stormed the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar just before 5: 00 pm loc…
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Gunmen Kill Six in Second Church Attack in Burkina Faso
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-12
Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, a local official said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by extremist Muslim militants. | Congregants were leaving church around 9: 00 am local time when about twenty men encircled them and shot six dead, Boucary Zongo, mayor of the northern town of Dablo where the attack took place, and a witness, told Reuters. | The attackers then burned the church, looted a pharmacy and some others stores, and left in vehicles, they said. | Burkina Faso has been beset by a rise in att…
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UN condemns deadly attack on Burkina Faso church
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-12
Senior UN officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres have voiced their outrage at a deadly attack on a Catholic church in the north of Burkina Faso on Sunday, during which six people were reportedly killed by gunmen.
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Pakistan and IMF Reach Staff-Level Agreement for $6 Billion
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-12
Pakistan's government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission have reached a staff-level agreement for US$6 billion over the next three years, the IMF reported on Sunday. | RELATED: | Four Horsemen of the New IMF Deal With Ecuador | Prime Minister Imran Khan's government has been facing dwindling foreign exchange reserves, low exports, high inflation, and what many consider a macroeconomic crisis. This has pushed PM Khan to ask the IMF once again for a bailout, which would be the 22…
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Lawsuit by 44 States Accuses Pharma Giants of 'Multi-Year Conspiracy' to Hike Drug Prices by Over 1,000%
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-12
"We have hard evidence that shows the generic drug industry perpetrated a multi-billion dollar fraud on the American people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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A Mother's Resolve: Organizing for Local and Global Climate Justice
Yifat Susskind | commondreams.org | 2019-05-12
Representatives of indigenous tribes in Brazil protest in front of the Brandenburg Gate on November 1, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Brazil Indigenous Leader Raoni Defends the Amazon in Europe
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-12
Brazil's legendary indigenous chief Raoni headed to Paris Sunday for the start of a three-week tour across Europe where he will meet heads of state, celebrities and the Pope to highlight growing threats to the Amazon. | RELATED: | Indigenous Women Lead Fight for Land Rights in Brazil | The elderly Kayapo chief, internationally recognizable through his traditional lip plate and feather headdress, will seek to raise US$1.1 million to better protect the Amazon's Xingu reserve – home to man…
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New play examines climate change and mistreatment of refugees
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-12
Water | Written by Jane Bodie | Directed by Emily McLean | Starring Emily Rose Brennan, Glenda Linscott, Richard Maganga, Amy Mathews & Igor Sas | Black Swan Theatre Company, Perth | Until May 26 | This ensemble piece ranges over a series of time zones, travelling from the near future to the early 20th century, mostly in Australia but also the Ellis Island immigration centre, New York. Its main segment is a deceptively simple, kitchen-sink style, family drama in which home truths are exposed and conventional dishonesties unravelled. | But the subject matter uncovered is the impending climate…
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No Enforcement of Law While Democrat-Republicans Do Nothing
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-05-12
The Embassy Protection Collective at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. are now facing no power or water and no delivery of food or medicine because the United States Secret Service and the Washington, D.C. police refuse to enforce the law while the Democrat-Republicans stay silent.
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Mafia Don Twits another tantrum ahead of crucial trade talks
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-05-12
2 days before the crucial trade talks between China and the USA(the 2 largest economies in the world), "Mafia Don"(ald) T-rump threw another Twitter tantrum, by threatening to charge 10% – 25% tariffs on $200 Billions' worth of imports from China. This additional gouging would be on top of last year's unilateral tariff on $50 Billions' worth of Chinese goods coming into this country. But really, what kind of lunatic would poison the mood of these delicate negotiations–practically at the eleventh hour–by publicly humiliating the incoming Chinese delegation? The world has rarely seen such a blustering buffoon, at…
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Drivers United Will Never Be Defeated! Uber/Lyft Global Day of Action in San Francisco
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-05-12
Hundreds of UBER/Lyft drivers and their supporters joined a global day of protest at the headquarters of UBER in San Francisco on May 8, 2019. Drivers said they are being driven to slave labor conditions while an IPO will make more billionaires from their labor.
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The Media's Shameful Handling of Bolton's Iran Threat Claims Recalls the Run-Up to the Iraq War
Ben Armbruster | commondreams.org | 2019-05-12
White House National Security Advisor John Bolton, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence talk before the start of a joint news conference with President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Rose Garden at the White House June 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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"Free Lunch" Billionaire GAP & A's Owner Fisher Offering Free Food For New Stadium
UPWA | indybay.org | 2019-05-12
Broadway & Waters St. | Oakland…
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ILWU Rally To Defend Howard Terminal & Port of Oakland
ILWU | indybay.org | 2019-05-12
Port Of Oakland Offices | 530 Water St. | Oakland…
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Juan Guaidó Makes Open Plea for US Military Coordination in Venezuela
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-12
After his latest coup attempt against the elected government of President Nicolás Maduro quickly fell flat, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Saturday said he has moved to open "direct communications" with Pentagon officials with the goal of establishing greater military "coordination" with the United States. | According to the Associated Press, Guaidó announced during a…
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Venezuela's Maduro Government Not Near Collapse
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-12
Andrej Hunko, a member of Germany's parliament recently visited with President Maduro and parallel president Juan Guaidó. Hunko discussed the importance of a negotiated solution, humanitarian aid, to Venezuela, and…
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Oakland VegFest 2019
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-05-12
Lake Merritt Amphitheater…
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US Special Forces School Publishes New Book on Overthrowing Governments
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-12
(ANTIWAR.COM) — US Special Operations Command can now be said to have literally written the book on US-imposed regime change, with the book "Support to Resistance: Strategic Purpose and Effectiveness" released this week by their official school. The official study covers 47 distinct cases of US special forces trying to intervene in various countries from 1941-2003. It …

US Special Forces School Publishes New Book on Overthrowing Governments

Mother's Day: The Obscured Roots of a Global Peace Movement
consortiumnews.com | 2019-05-12
Sam Husseini says the origin of Mother's Day has largely been obscured, helping pave the way for Trump's embrace of women warriors and bearers of "the next generation of American patriots," with a hint of the Nazi "Mother's Cross." By… Read more ?…
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Minimum Wage Would Be $33 If It Had Kept Pace With Wall Street Bonuses
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-12
The people who sell fancy sports cars and high-end Swiss watches look forward to the time of year when the big Wall Street banks hand out their annual cash bonuses. | According to new figures, those bonuses added up a whopping $27.5 billion last year. That's a lot of Rolexes. | Unfortunately, this huge payout also means the reckless bonus culture that crashed our economy in 2008 is still flourishing. | And there's another reason we should be disturbed: These Wall Street payouts drive racial and…
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Trump Proves the Tax System Is Rigged to Reward the Rich
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-12
The New York Times disclosure that Donald Trump was able "to avoid paying income taxes" for years, while he racked up $1.17 billion in losses, tells you all you need to know about the American system of taxation that rewards risk, debt and speculation because it so completely insulates the greediest among us from the real world consequences of all three. | The Times compared their Trump file "with detailed information the I.R.S. compiles on an annual sampling of high-income earners. His c…
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Trump Is Backing Congress Into a Risky Corner
Marjorie Cohn | truthdig.com | 2019-05-12
This piece originally appeared on Truthout. | After the redacted Mueller report was made public, Donald Trump tweeted, "No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION." But when the House Judiciary Committee asked to see Mueller's full report, Trump said no way. | The Constitution gives Congress the authority to check and balance the executive branch. That includes the power to issue and enforce subpoenas. In th…
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'Stop Arming Israel, Stop Bombing Gaza': Thousands March in London Demanding Justice for Palestinians
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-11
"Palestine has the right to exist but sadly that is a right that is increasingly threatened. Palestinians should be able to live free from ever expanding settlements on stolen land." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Rockets Remind the World of the 12-Year Blockade of 1.8 Million Gazans
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
The blockade of the Gaza Strip is the ongoing land, air, and sea blockade of essential food, medical and building supplies imposed by Israel in 2007 under the pretext of arms-control but which, in reality, is in order to try …
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Venezuela: President Maduro Reveals General Behind Coup Recruited by CIA
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
General Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera, one of the masterminds behind the coup attempt of April 30, had been recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States for more than a year, the president said. | President of …
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How Lies Become "Facts" in U.S. "News"
Eric Zuesse | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-11
On Fox News Channel's May 2nd edition of "The Story with Martha MacCallum" was alleged, by the program host (at 2: 45 in this video), that one reason we must invade Venezuela (if we will) is that "People have lost 24 pounds" there. So (her point was), if we invade, that's not evil, it's no coup, …
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Pompeo Suffers Meltdown over Venezuela's Arrest of Coup-Backer, Zambrano
Joaquin Flores | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
US State Department head Mike Pompeo has suffered a public meltdown, reacting forcefully that the constitutional government of Venezuela actually arrested a key member of the upper house of parliament (AN) — Edgar Zambrano — who was actively engaged in …
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Trudeau Continues Push to Overthrow Venezuela's Government
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
The effort Justin Trudeau is putting into overthrowing Venezuela's government is remarkable. | During the past 12 days the prime minister has raised the issue separately with the leaders of the EU, Spain, Japan and Cuba.On Tuesday Trudeau had a phone …
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Venezuela Welcomes Home 91 Citizens from Dominican Republic
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
The Bolivarian government has announced that they will increase the number of flights that bring home Venezuelan migrants from abroad. The 'Return To The Homeland' scheme provides free flights to Venezuelans looking to return to their country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Welcomes Home 91 Citizens from the Dominican Republic | Head of the state airline Conviasa, Ramon Velazquez Araguayan, said Saturday, "We've seen the quintupling of the number of co-nationals that want to return vo…
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Statement from Venezuelan social movements to Embassy Protectors in U.S
Social Movements of Venezuela | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-11
"Your defense of the headquarters of the Embassy of the Venezuelan State in Washington, D.C. is an emblematic case of struggle for respect of international law, human rights and the right of peoples to choose their own form of government."
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Canada's Justin Trudeau Continues Push to overthrow Venezuela's Government
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-11
The effort Justin Trudeau is putting into overthrowing Venezuela's government is remarkable. During the past 12 days the prime minister has raised the issue separately with the leaders of the EU, Spain, Japan and Cuba. On Tuesday Trudeau had a phone conversation with European Council President Donald Tusk focused almost entirely on Venezuela, according to …
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Former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified info to reporters
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-11
A former U.S. intelligence analyst was arrested Thursday and charged with providing classified information to several reporters from The Intercept. According to federal officials, the analyst repeatedly met with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill before giving him secret documents detailing the U.S. military's drone strike operations in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yemen. | According to the indictment, Daniel Everette Hale was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from July 2009 to July 2013, during which time he received language and intelligence training. While serving on active duty, Hale was assigned to work at…
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The alarming rise of civilian deaths in the war on terror
Phyllis Bennis | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-11
New reports show an escalation in civilian casualties from U.S. operations in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia — and a pattern of U.S. denial about the scale of the problem.
nationofchange.org/2019/05/11/th…

Trump Has Defied Nearly All Subpoenas. What Can the House Do?
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
After the redacted Mueller report was made public, Donald Trump tweeted, "No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION." But when the House Judiciary Committee asked to see Mueller's full report, Trump said no way. | The Constitution gives Congress …
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Lobbyists Working to Undermine Medicare For All Host Congressional Staff at Luxury Resort
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2019-05-11
At a luxury resort just outside of the nation's capital last month, around four dozen senior congressional staffers decamped for a weekend of relaxation and discussion at Salamander Resort & Spa. It was an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to come together and listen to live music from the Trailer Grass Orchestra, sip surprisingly impressive glasses of Virginia wine — and hear from health care lobbyists focused on defeating Medicare for All. | The event was hosted by a group called Center Forward and featured a lecture from industry lobbyists leading the charge on undermining progressive health care…
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The Remarkable Mothers of Social Security
Nancy J. Altman | commondreams.org | 2019-05-11
"Historically, forward-looking women and men have improved Social Security for those who would follow," Altman writes. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Afghan Journalist, Women's Education Advocate Shot Dead
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
Gunmen shot and killed a former television journalist and cultural adviser to the Afghan parliament in Kabul Saturday, underlining threats to women and drawing widespread condemnation. | RELATED | Afghan Women Activists Wary of 'Superficial' Female Presence in Taliban Peace Talks | Mina Mangal, who used to report for prominent TV station Ariana News, was killed by two unidentified men on a motorbike close to her home in eastern Kabul in a public place, police…
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With B-52s, carrier battle group in place, US war against Iran on a hair trigger
wsws.org | 2019-05-11
The threatening deployments come in the midst of a new round of bellicose statements from Washington.
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Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky book entitled: The Globalization of War. America's Long War against Humanity, Global Research Publishers, Montreal, 2015. To order the book directly from Global Research click here | This chapter provides a …
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Poland: Far-Right Supporters Protest Against Jewish Restitution
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
From Poland's Prime Minister's office to the U.S. embassy in Warsaw, thousands of far-right supporters marched, rejecting the U.S.-imposed law which demands restitution of Jewish property, confiscated during or post World War II. | RELATED: | Russia Celebrates 'Victory Day' Defeat of Nazis at WW II | Carrying placards with slogans including "Poland h…
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World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-11
Saturday marks World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to end the problem.
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Swarms of Drones, Piloted by Artificial Intelligence, May Soon Patrol Europe's Borders
Zach Campbell | theintercept.com | 2019-05-11
The EU is funding the development of AI-powered drones that would autonomously patrol Europe's borders. The project's potential for military use can't be ignored.
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Iran conflict intensifies transatlantic tensions
wsws.org | 2019-05-11
The European governments are doing all they can to avoid triggering a broader mobilisation against war.
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'Bernie Speaks'—And Politico Hears Deviations From Cold War Orthodoxy
Teddy Ostrow | commondreams.org | 2019-05-11
The cable-access TV show Bernie Speaks With the Community was produced in the 1980s when Sanders was mayor of Burlington, Vermont. (Photo: Screengrab) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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US Hits Milestone of 2 Million Home Solar Installations, To Double by 2023
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-05-11
Workers install a solar panel array on a home in San Diego in 2017. (Photo: Howard Lipin/San Diego Union-Tribune) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Regents ignore student and faculty protests, select far-right Kennedy as CU President
Jonathan Flowers | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-11
Sexist, anti-gay former Congressman Mark Kennedy appointed head of University of Colorado.
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India at Crossroads—Far-Right, Right, or Left?
Aabid Firdausi | commondreams.org | 2019-05-11
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech at a rally. (Photo: PTI) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Chelsea Manning Released from Jail, but Fresh Subpoena Means 'She May Have Just over a Week of Freedom'
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning was released from jail Thursday after being held for 62 days– including a month in solitary confinement–for refusing to testify before a secret grand jury, but she could be imprisoned again as soon as …
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Deal of the Century Adds "New" to the Four Thousand Year Old Name "Palestine"
Miko Peled | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
The apartheid regime we know as "Israel" was built on the very ruins of Palestine and imposed a brutal regime on those who still live in their country. Millions of Palestinians still languish in refugee camps in and around Palestine, …
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Washington Had the Wrong Approach to US-China Trade Talks from the Start
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
The long-running trade talks between the U.S. and China seem to have unfortunately fizzled out, but while American commentators are busy blaming Beijing for their apparent failure, the fact of the matter is that President Donald Trump's team had …
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Al Baghdadi: The US Couldn't Wish for a Greater Ally
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
With US-backed militants having already reached the full extent of their gains on the battlefield and now facing incremental but inevitable defeat — the US appeared to be out of time and out of options. | Then suddenly — as if …
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Fascism and Dictatorship: The Third International and the Problem of Fascism
Fabian Van Onzen | mronline.org | 2019-05-11
In the final stage of fascism, the fascist state has consolidated power and freed itself of its petty-bourgeois class origins. Poulantzas says that this is the most brutal stage, for it involves violent purges at the state level to remove the petty-bourgeoisie, and terroristic repression over the masses. | Source…
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Washington uses terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka to strengthen ties with Colombo
wsws.org | 2019-05-11
The "assistance" in the terror investigations is to bind Sri Lanka ever-more closely as Washington steps up its aggressive confrontation with China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

'One More Reason to Refuse to Give Defense Department $733 Billion' as Pentagon Shifts Funds to Trump Border Wall
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-11
"Obviously they don't need it because they keep diverting billions, without congressional authorization, to Trump's vanity wall," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Support Ken Silverstein's Investigation of Sen. Marco Rubio at Washington Babylon
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-11
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Biden caught in immigration hypocrisy after rediscovered clip shows him demanding border fence
rt.com | 2019-05-11
Joe Biden is being called out for immigration virtue-signaling after a video of the Democratic candidate calling for a fence "40 stories high" at the US-Mexican border to keep out the Mexicans bringing in drugs resurfaced. | …
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The Zionist Idea Has Never Been More Terrifying than It Is Today
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
On this seventy-first annual commemoration of Palestine's Jewish-state Nakba, let's resolve not to continue to oversimplify things. | Whether you believe the American rabbi and historian Arthur Hertzberg's assessment of the Zionist idea as "unprecedented … an essential dialogue between …
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Silicon Valley Giants Collaborate With the US Government on Venezuela
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-11
(CJ Opinion) — Whenever you speak out on a public forum against internet censorship, like the recent Instagram/Facebook banning of Louis Farrakhan, Infowars, and several right-wing pundits, you always offend two major political groups. The first group are the power-serving authoritarians who identify with the left side of the political spectrum; they argue that it's good and right to …

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Juan Guaido Would "Probably Accept" a US Offer to Invade Venezuela
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-11
(ANTIWAR.COM) — After last week's US-backed coup failed to install Juan Guaido in power in Venezuela, Guaido remains keen to be supported by the US, and told Italian newspaper La Stampa that he would "probably accept" a US offer to invade. Though the Trump Administration has constantly threatened to invade Venezuela in recent months, it appears they have yet to …

Juan Guaido Would "Probably Accept" a US Offer to Invade Venezuela

Looking Through the Screen at the World's Suffering
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
"If you are really going to be free, you have to overcome the love of wealth and the fear of death." — Martin Luther King, Jr. as quoted by Andrew Young in the documentary "King in the Wilderness" | Most people …
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US Plays Word Games in Arctic Council Consensus While Ignoring Indigenous People
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-11
This is why the Arctic matters to us all: The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet, showing temperature increases twice as large as global averages. | ,," users="[object Object]" index="2″>"Sea ice, snow cover, glaciers and permafrost are all diminishing due to Arctic warming. Vulnerable ecosystems in the Arctic are under threat," reports the Arctic Council. "Climate change causes rapidly changing living conditions for 4 million Arctic inhabitants. Hunting, fishing and herding activities are threatened by changes in snow and ice conditions. Traditional livelihoods…
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Venezuela's crisis: A view from the communes
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-10
Within hours of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó calling for street mobilisations to back his attempted military coup against President Nicolás Maduro on April 30, Guaidó's supporters had looted and set fire to the headquarters of the Indio Caricuao Commune in south-west Caracas. | The building was used for local residents' meetings and housed a commune-run textile enterprise, which funds projects in the community. | Atenea Jiménez, from the National Network of Comuneros (commune activists) said: "Once again attacks on the communes by fascist sectors have begun." | She also noted however that comuneros "a…
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Venezuela coup enthusiast Rubio says China is secretly propping up Maduro
rt.com | 2019-05-10
Neocon US Senator and Venezuela regime change crusader Marco Rubio claims China is secretly backing President Nicolas Maduro by 'shutting down the internet' to thwart Washington-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido. | …
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An admiral's blatantly 'colonialist' tweet exposes US policy on Venezuela for what it is
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-05-10
A top US economist has hit the nail on the head regarding Washington's blatantly 'colonialist' attitude towards Venezuela. | On 9 May, the current head of US Southern Command (which oversees US military interests in Central and South America) explained how he looks forward to working with Venezuelan army defectors "when invite…
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US Foreign Policy as Bellicose as Ever
Serge Halimi | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
It only took a few months under Donald Trump's presidency for the US to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, impose new sanctions on Russia, reverse the normalisation of diplomatic relations with Cuba, announce its intention to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, warn Pakistan, threaten Venezuela with military intervention, and declare a readiness to…
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