2019-05-19: Social Media Postees

"The Doomsday Forum": Senior Military, Nuclear Weapons Officials Convene… America's "$1 Trillion Nuclear Weapons Plan". Take out Russia, Iran and North Korea?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
"Blowing up the Planet" through the use of "peace-making nuclear bombs" is a money making undertaking, a corporate bonanza for the "defense" contractors.
globalresearch.ca/the-doomsday-forum-senior-military-nuclear-weapons-officials-convene-americas-1-trillion-nuclear-weapons-plan/5534549

"The Doomsday Forum": Senior Military, Nuclear Weapons Officials Convene… America's "$1 Trillion Nuclear Weapons Plan". Take out Russia, Iran and North Korea?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
"Blowing up the Planet" through the use of "peace-making nuclear bombs" is a money making undertaking, a corporate bonanza for the "defense" contractors.
globalresearch.ca/the-doomsday-forum-senior-military-nuclear-weapons-officials-convene-americas-1-trillion-nuclear-weapons-plan/5534549

Floods in Paraguay's Capital Affect More Than 12,000 Families
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
Winter seasonal rains have taken a toll on Paraguayans, as overflowing of the Paraguay River in the country's capital city, Asuncion has affected 12,500 families since May 10. | RELATED: | Iran Orders 60,000 to Evacuate Flood-hit Oil City | Authorities from the Directorate of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) explained that in the last 24 hours, the river rose about five centimeters, overflowing and reaching 7.25 meters and flooding riverside comm…
telesurenglish.net/news/Floods-in-Paraguays-Capital-Affect-More-Than-12000-Families-20190519-0013.html

Selected Articles: US War Agenda: Venezuela before Iran?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-us-war-agenda-venezuela-before-iran/5677889

The Treasury Department and Moves Towards War on Iran
Gary Leupp | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-19
As Patrick Cockburn has observed in a recent Counterpunch column, "At the end of the day, the US Treasury is a more powerful instrument of foreign policy than the Pentagon for all its aircraft carriers and drones." He refers, of course, to the success of U.S. sanctions on Iran and secondary sanctions on any corporations …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/the-treasury-department-and-moves-towards-war-on-iran/

Trump Regime "War of Words" on Iran
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
John Bolton wants war on all nations the US doesn't control. His longstanding hostility toward Iran is well known. | Reportedly he's been pushing Trump for war on Iran since becoming national security advisor. His notorious 2015 NYT op-ed headlined "To …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-war-words-iran/5677870

Analysis: There Is Little Hope that Europe Will Stand in the Way of a US War with Iran
Sean Bell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
The United States will go to war with Iran if nothing is done to prevent it. This is the assumption that the world's geopolitical actors have worked off for the better part of two decades, and there has been precious …
globalresearch.ca/little-hope-europe-stand-way-us-war-iran/5677861

Iran and Why It Would be Insane for America to Go to War There
Richard Galustian | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
Is Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard the only sane voice in both Houses of the US Congress? | She says "War with Iran would make the Iraq War look like a cakewalk." | . | . | Russian roulette is a game of chance where players …
globalresearch.ca/iran-why-insane-america-go-war-there/5677879

Corporate Media Setting Up Iran as New 'Threat' That Must Be Confronted
Janine Jackson | commondreams.org | 2019-05-19
The Washington Post editorial's headline had the U.S. "drifting" toward war with Iran—another example, as analyst Nima Shirazi quipped, of the "world's superpower somehow having no agency over its own imperialism."…
commondreams.org/views/2019/05/19/corporate-media-setting-iran-new-threat-must-be-confronted?cd-origin=rss

Trump May Pardon US Soldiers Convicted of War Crimes: NYT
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several U.S. military members accused of or convicted of war crimes, including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Saturday. | RELATED: | Iran Calls Increased US Sanctions 'Unacceptable' | According to the New York Times, the U.S. President requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed, indicating he is considering pardons for the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-May-Pardon-US-Soldiers-Convicted-of-War-Crimes-NYT-20190519-0002.html

Trump May Pardon US Soldiers Convicted of War Crimes: NYT
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several U.S. military members accused of or convicted of war crimes, including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Saturday. | RELATED: | Iran Calls Increased US Sanctions 'Unacceptable' | According to the New York Times, the U.S. President requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed, indicating he is considering pardons for the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-May-Pardon-US-Soldiers-Convicted-of-War-Crimes-NYT-20190519-0002.html

Tulsi Gabbard Warns Against Possible Trump War with Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
Two Democrats with U.S. military experience vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination criticized Republican President Donald Trump Sunday for escalating tensions with Iran that could lead to war. | RELATED: | US Warmongers Plan to Threaten Iran by Sending 120,000 Troops | Representative Tulsi Gabbard, one of 24 Democrats running for the White House nomination, said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" that Trump was "leading us down this dangerous path towards…
telesurenglish.net/news/Tulsi-Gabbard-Warns-Against-Possible-Trump-War-with-Iran-20190519-0011.html

Targeting Iran. Manufactured Scenarios to Justify Military Aggression
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
A dangerous flashpoint has emerged in world politics at the moment. There is widespread fear that the United States and its allies might launch a military operation against Iran at any time. A US aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers are …
globalresearch.ca/targeting-iran-manufactured-scenarios-to-justify-military-aggression/5677842

OPEC, Allies Evaluate Oil Production Cut
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and their allies evaluated Sunday the evolution of the oil market and the fulfillment of the cut in crude production in force this semester, and prepare the conference convened for the end of June in Vienna. | RELATED: | Iran Oil Exports Up, Unveils Major National Refinery | The 14th Meeting of the Joint Monitoring Ministerial Committee (CMMC) of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the non-OPEC…
telesurenglish.net/news/OPEC-Allies-Evaluate-Oil-Production-Cut-20190519-0009.html

The Truth-Teller: From the Pentagon Papers to the Doomsday Machine
Daniel Ellsberg | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
The growth of the military-industrial complex poses an existential threat to humanity. Daniel Ellsberg, peace activist and Vietnam War whistleblower discusses with Tellus Senior Fellow Allen White the continuing existential threat posed by the military-industrial complex–and what needs to be …
globalresearch.ca/pentagon-papers-doomsday-machine/5677848

Unlawful Arrests of Venezuelan DC Embassy Protectors Symbolic of US Decadence
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
Activist embassy protectors were invited into Venezuela's Washington diplomatic facility by its legitimate ruling authorities in Caracas. | According to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the premises of embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic facilities are inviolable territory — no one …
globalresearch.ca/unlawful-arrests-venezuelan-dc-embassy-protectors-symbolic-us-decadence/5677876

US 'Bid to Destroy Venezuela' Threatens the Foundations of International Law, Ambassador Warns
Ben Chacko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
Washington's bid to "destroy Venezuela" is wrecking the international laws governing relations between all states, Venezuela's ambassador to Britain Rocio Maneiro warned today. | "Nobody really understands the danger" of the precedent set by the decision by some countries to recognise …
globalresearch.ca/us-bid-destroy-venezuela-threatens-foundations-international-law/5677852

US 'Bid to Destroy Venezuela' Threatens the Foundations of International Law, Ambassador Warns
Ben Chacko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
Washington's bid to "destroy Venezuela" is wrecking the international laws governing relations between all states, Venezuela's ambassador to Britain Rocio Maneiro warned today. | "Nobody really understands the danger" of the precedent set by the decision by some countries to recognise …
globalresearch.ca/us-bid-destroy-venezuela-threatens-foundations-international-law/5677852

Democrat Tulsi Gabbard fends off 'fake news' accusations of Russian support
rt.com | 2019-05-19
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard's anti-war stance has seen her slammed in the media for over-friendliness to Moscow. After this week's hit piece the Hawaiian Congresswoman called these accusations "fake news." | …
rt.com/usa/459749-tulsi-gabbard-russia-interview/

Bernie Sanders Seeks to End Racial Disparities in US Schools
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled an education policy proposal on Saturday designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system and end the racial disparities. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders Come Out in Support of Rashida Tlaib Amid Trump's Attacks | Sanders presented this 10-point plan to a crowd of supportes in South Carolina on Saturday. "Every child has a right to a quality K-12 education, regardless o…
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Bernie Sanders Seeks to End Racial Disparities in US Schools
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled an education policy proposal on Saturday designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system and end the racial disparities. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders Come Out in Support of Rashida Tlaib Amid Trump's Attacks | Sanders presented this 10-point plan to a crowd of supportes in South Carolina on Saturday. "Every child has a right to a quality K-12 education, regardless o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bernie-Sanders-Seeks-to-End-Racial-Disparities-in-US-Schools-20190519-0003.html

Brazil's Military Police Kills 434 in Rio de Janeiro in 2019
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
According to the Rio de Janeiro State Institute of Public Security (IPS), 434 military police killings took place in Rio de Janeiro in the first quarter of 2019, averaging seven deaths per day. | RELATED: | 'Brazil Needs More Education, Not More Guns', Lula Warns | This became the most violent 90 days period in recorded history. The data did not include killings by the Rio de Janeiro Civil Police. The killing spree by the military police comes less than six months into the presidency of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazils-Military-Police-Kills-434-in-Rio-de-Janeiro-in-2019-20190519-0007.html

Brazil: At Least 11 Killed by Mass Shooting in Bar
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
At least eleven people have been shot dead by seven armed men in Belem in northern Brazil on Sunday, according to reports by Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. | RELATED: | Brazil's Military Police Kills 434 in Rio de Janeiro in 2019 | The mass killing was perpetrated at around 16: 00 local time in a local bar in the Guama neighborhood, which according to the police is a well-known site for drug selling and buying in the capital of the Para state in the northern part of the cou…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-At-Least-11-Killed-by-Mass-Shooting-in-Bar-20190519-0016.html

'A Burning Indictment of Our Higher Ed System': Commencement Speaker Pays Off $40 Million in Student Debt
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-19
Commencement speaker Robert F. Smith garnered widespread praise Sunday when the billionaire investor announced he will wipe out an estimated $40 million in student debt for Morehouse College's nearly 400 graduating seniors—but the move also sparked intense criticism of the cost of higher education in the United States. |…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/19/burning-indictment-our-higher-ed-system-commencement-speaker-pays-40-million-student?cd-origin=rss

Syrian Military Intercepts Unidentified Objects in South Syria
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
The Syrian military intercepted several unidentified objects Saturday that entered southern Syria from the occupied territories controlled by Israel, SANA reported. | RELATED: | 'Occupied Territories' Bombs Damascus: Syrian State Media | According to the SANA, the unidentified objects had entered Syria's Al-Quneitra province before they were downed by the Syrian military. SANA said none of the unidentified objects caused explosions inside of Syria. | Israel has attempted to attack so…
telesurenglish.net/news/Syrian-Military-Intercepts-Unidentified-Objects-in-South-Syria-20190519-0001.html

Syria: The White Helmets Are Terrorist Auxiliaries
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
First published on October 30, 2019 | Canada's decision to welcome White Helmets terrorists evacuated from Syria is consistent with Canada's overall strategy throughout the course of this criminal "Regime Change" war against Syria, a founding member of the United Nations, …
globalresearch.ca/canadian-analyst-st-white-helmets-terrorist-auxiliaries/5658478

The OPCW Chemical Watchdog: A US Imperial Tool. The CW Douma Incident in Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
The chemical watchdog group is mandated "to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention…to achieve…a world…free of" CWs. | Its mission includes conducting "credible and transparent" on-site inspections to verify use of and destruction of these weapons." | Time and again, …
globalresearch.ca/opcw-us-imperial-tool/5677838

New ISIS Caliphate with capital in Kashmir
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-05-19
The Islamic State plans revenge in the form of creating an eastern caliphate with the capital in Indian Kashmir. On the background of a defeat in Syria and Iraq, ISIS says it has instituted a province in Indian Kashmir named Wilayah of Hind. The announcement followed a clash between the militants and security forces in …
uwidata.com/3459-new-isis-caliphate-with-capital-in-kashmir/

Joe Biden mocked for claiming to have started the climate change movement (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-05-19
Joe Biden has been roundly mocked on Twitter after making the unlikely claim to a young activist appealing for a presidential debate on climate change that he kicked-off the whole global warming movement back in the late 1980s. | …
rt.com/usa/459737-biden-mocked-climate-change/

Why Mike Pompeo Smirked When Asked If North Korea Executed Negotiators
Christopher Brauchli | commondreams.org | 2019-05-19
No wonder Mr. Pompeo awkwardly laughed or, as it was described by some observers, "smirked," when asked about the reports of the execution of four of the people with whom Mr. Trump and Mr. Pompeo had been negotiating a few shorts months ago. Their roles might have been reversed.
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UK's Opposition Will Not Support New Brexit Bill
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
The leader of Britain's opposition said he would not support Prime Minister Theresa May's new attempt to push through her Brexit bill if it was fundamentally the same as the bill that had been defeated three times before. | RELATED: | Corbyn Exits Brexit Talks, Says May's Gov't Weak And Unstable | "We haven't seen whatever the new bill is going to be yet but nothing I've heard leads me to believe it is fundamentally any different from the previous bill that has been put forward so…
telesurenglish.net/news/UKs-Opposition-Will-Not-Support-New-Brexit-Bill–20190519-0005.html

NYT pits avocado-toast millennials against privileged boomers in Biden pitch, and nobody's buying it
rt.com | 2019-05-19
Is Joe Biden the man to end America's generational and partisan divides? One New York Times writer thinks so, but an avalanche of comments not seeing it put the spotlight on a brewing generation war. | …
rt.com/usa/459757-nyt-biden-millennials-generation/

The U.S. Ultimatum on Huawei Is Backfiring
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
The U.S. is putting pressure on its many partners across the world to follow its lead and ban Huawei from their national telecommunications networks, with the Trump Administration channeling the Bush one in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-ultimatum-huawei-backfiring/5677866

The U.S. Ultimatum on Huawei Is Backfiring
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
The U.S. is putting pressure on its many partners across the world to follow its lead and ban Huawei from their national telecommunications networks, with the Trump Administration channeling the Bush one in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-ultimatum-huawei-backfiring/5677866

From Boeing to E-Ring: Shanahan Is Industry's Man in the Pentagon
Kelley B. Vlahos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
John McCain is looking down on Washington and he is definitely not smiling. | The late senator had very little in common with the anti-interventionist principles of this magazine, but in the brighter moments of his 35-year career in Congress, …
globalresearch.ca/boeing-e-ring-shanahan-industrys-man-pentagon/5677845

1919 Winnipeg General Strike: Lessons for Creating a Better World in 2019
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
globalresearch.ca/1919-winnipeg-general-strike-lessons-for-creating-a-better-world-in-2019/5677825

A Novel We Can All Relate To: "The Other Americans"
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
America is still discovering itself. The rise of Donald Trump alerted those citizens who held that they alone defined our culture and values to the existence of a significant population holding very different views– and the will to back a …
globalresearch.ca/a-novel-we-can-all-relate-to-the-other-americans/5677657

America's Most Pro-Israel Governor: Ron DeSantis Will Send More Florida Money to Israel
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
Ron DeSantis, Florida's new governor, should be really proud of himself. He recently recalled that when he ran for governor "…[he] promised to be the most pro-Israel governor in America and that the first delegation [he] would lead would …
globalresearch.ca/americas-most-pro-israel-governor-ron-desantis-send-more-florida-money-israel/5677843

Who Am I?
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-19
If I am to be defined by what I do, then define me as a supporter of civilization, a supporter of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, a supporter of the right to choose, a supporter of secular government and democracy. | Define …
globalresearch.ca/who-am-i/5677884

How Russiagate replaced Analysis of the 2016 Election
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-19
An honest and accurate analysis of the 2016 election is not just an academic exercise. It is very relevant to the current election campaign. Yet over the past two years, Russiagate has dominated media and political debate and largely replaced a serious analysis of the factors leading to Trump's victory. The public has been flooded …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/how-russiagate-replaced-analysis-of-the-2016-election/

China Urges US to Avoid Further Damage of Bilateral Ties
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-19
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged the United States (U.S.) government on Saturday not to go too far in its damaging moves against Chinese interests in a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to state media. | RELATED: | China Vows To Never Surrender To US Threats | "We urge the U.S. side not to go too far," Wang told Pompeo, adding that the U.S should change its course as soon as possible so as to avoid further damage of bilateral ties and…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Urges-US-to-Avoid-Further-Damage-of-Bilateral-Ties-20190519-0014.html

Since Oscar Grant, 242 people shot and killed by police in Bay Area
Scott Morris | indybay.org | 2019-05-19
While only about 30% of Bay Area residents are Hispanic or Black, more than 60% of people shot and killed by police officers over the last decade are Hispanic or Black.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/15/18823447.php

Chelsea Manning Returned to Prison; Illegal Arrests of Embassy Protectors
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-05-19
On the same day, May 16, 2019, the remaining 4 Venezuelan Embassy Protectors were falsely arrested by US police who illegally entered the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C. and Chelsea Manning was returned to prison as a political prisoner for refusing to cooperate with the witchhunting grand jury, and this time, the reactionary Judge Anthony Trenga added the threat of daily fines of up to $500 a day after 30 days and rising to $1000 a day after 60 days. We heard not a peep of opposition to these reactionary actions by Nazi Trump from the Democratic Party candidates for president.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/17/18823468.php

Forum: Eyewitness Venezuela with Gloria La Riva
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-05-19
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/17/18823471.php

International Whore's Day Rally
Rachel West | indybay.org | 2019-05-19
Moscone Center South | 747 Howard St. | San Francisco, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/16/18823456.php

The Fight Against PAR, The Attack On Teachers & Worker Rights With Educator Brian Crowell
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-05-19
Educator and former Berkeley Federaton of Teachers steward Brian Crowell talks about his experience with the Peer Assisted Program PAR and how he discovered it was being used to target senior teachers, African American teachers and Latino teachers. He also found out that his union president of the BFT Cathy Cambell was being paid by the district to discipline and terminate teachers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/17/18823483.php

What's Really Happening in Venezuela
Laura Wells | indybay.org | 2019-05-19
The Long Haul Infoshop | 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley CA. 94705…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/18/18823497.php

Trump's 2020 Military Budget Is $500 Billion More Than He Claims
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-19
If all the hidden parts are added together, the true military budget would be close to $1.25 trillion, says William Hartung of the Center for International Policy…
therealnews.com/stories/trumps-2020-military-budget-is-500-billion-more-than-he-claims

The Second Annual Mining Resistors Gala Awards on Unceded Coast Salish Territories, May 1
Mildred German | indybay.org | 2019-05-19
Mildred German of Media Coop and CFRO Radio in Vancouver interviewed several Mining Justice Alliance and the Students for Mining Justice from the University of British Columbia, who organized this year's gala.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/15/18823452.php

Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Is Being Pushed By 'Islamophobia Industry'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-19
Civil rights lawyer and activist Arjun Singh Sethi says,…
therealnews.com/stories/muslim-brotherhood-terrorist-designation-is-being-pushed-by-islamophobia-industry

Council Proposal Recognizes Lynching of Francisco Arias and José Chamales as 'Act of Racial Terror'
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2019-05-19
On May 14 the Santa Cruz City Council passed a motion to request a recommendation from the Historic Preservation Commission (for return to the August 13th City Council meeting for action) for the placement of a historic plaque on Water Street Bridge recognizing the lynching of Francisco Arias and José Chamales. The men, who were Californios, Spanish speaking Mexican and Native American men, were lynched on the bridge on May 2, 1877, shortly after their arrest on murder charges. "The lynching was, far more than anything else, an act of racial terror," wrote Councilmembers Sandy Brown, Drew Glover and Chris Krohn i…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/19/18823505.php

Green Party of the United States Statement — Venezuelan Embassy
Green Party of the United States | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
The United Nations recognizes Nicolas Maduro as the legitimate president of Venezuela. It is illegal under international law for the U.S. to facilitate control of the embassy to opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has asserted a claim to the …
globalresearch.ca/green-party-of-the-united-states-statement-venezuelan-embassy/5677798

The assault on the Venezuelan embassy
wsws.org | 2019-05-18
The violent police seizure of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington expressed in microcosm the criminality of US imperialism the world over.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

Iraqi Parliament Poised to Evict US Troops
Jason Ditz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
Iraq has spent the better share of the last 16 years under US military occupation. Despite this, time and again US-Iraqi relations have come to be defined by US hostility toward neighboring Iran, and Iraq's desire to not get mixed …
globalresearch.ca/iraqi-parliament-poised-evict-us-troops/5677789

Risk of Open Warfare? What Makes Iran Look Like an Immediate Threat
Paul R. Pillar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
The current crisis atmosphere in U.S.-Iranian relations, in which the risk of open warfare appears greater than it has been in years, is solely and unequivocally due to the policies and actions of the Trump administration. To point this out …
globalresearch.ca/what-makes-iran-immediate-threat/5677807

U.S. Warns Airliners Flying in Persian Gulf Amid Iran Tensions
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-18
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being "misidentified" amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. | The warning relayed by U.S. diplomatic posts from the Federal Aviation Administration underlined the risks the current tensions pose to a region crucial to global air travel. It came as Lloyd's of London warned of increasing risks to maritime shipping in the region. | Meanwhi…
truthdig.com/articles/u-s-warns-airliners-flying-in-persian-gulf-amid-iran-tensions/

Iran and the Coalition of the Weird
Mike Lofgren | commondreams.org | 2019-05-18
Attacking another Middle Eastern country: what could go wrong?
commondreams.org/views/2019/05/18/iran-and-coalition-weird?cd-origin=rss

Ominous message? US shows B-2 stealth bomber drop bunker busters amid Iran tensions (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-05-18
A blockbuster high-quality video showing a Northrop B-2 Spirit stealth bomber dropping massive, precision-guided 'bunker buster' bombs was shared online by the US Air Force even as US rallies its forces in the Persian Gulf. | …
rt.com/usa/459640-b2-bomber-bunker-buster-video/

Ominous message? US shows B-2 stealth bomber drop bunker busters amid Iran tensions (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-05-18
A blockbuster high-quality video showing a Northrop B-2 Spirit stealth bomber dropping massive, precision-guided 'bunker buster' bombs was shared online by the US Air Force even as US rallies its forces in the Persian Gulf. | …
rt.com/usa/459640-b2-bomber-bunker-buster-video/

UN blue helmets in South Sudan use Sustainable Development Goals to help build peace
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-18
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has concluded the week by harnessing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support the nation, including by offering free medical services, encompassing SDG 3's target on health coverage.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1038741

Who's Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela's D.C. Embassy?
Jeb Sprague | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they left Venezuela's D.C.-based opposition with a serious PR problem. After a week of hateful outbursts, a handful of marketing strategists …
globalresearch.ca/whos-behind-the-pro-guaido-crowd-besieging-venezuelas-d-c-embassy/5677816

Protest anti-abortion laws — Buffalo
Nigel Bouvart | workers.org | 2019-05-18
Activists from the Western New York Resistance Revival Chorus, Western New York Peace Center, New York Abortion Access Fund and Workers World Party gathered May 14 in Bidwell Park in Buffalo, N.Y. They were there in solidarity with people affected by the recent wave of anti-abortion legislation passed in several . . . | Continue reading Protest anti-abortion laws — Buffalo at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/05/18/protest-anti-abortion-laws-buffalo/

Blood of Augusto Sandino Runs Through Nicaragua's Veins: Ortega
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-18
The blood of Augusto C. Sandino runs through the veins of Nicaragua, said President Daniel Ortega on the 124th anniversary of the nation's 20th-century hero's birth. | RELATED: | Nicaragua Asks Opposition to Respect Peace Talks | "The Nicaraguan people raised the red and black flag to rescue the blue and white flag of the homeland — which had been sold to the Yankee invaders — so it would fly high for the homeland yesterday and always," said Ortega. | A parade of grateful Nicara…
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Guterres condemns armed attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-18
A violent attack against the United Nation's Integrated Stabilization Mission for Mali (MINUSMA) that left one peacekeeper dead on Saturday, drew strong condemnation from Secretary-General António Guterres.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1038761

United States and Venezuela: A Historical Background
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
"Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world and they own it and we want it" — (Anonymous Trump official) | Introduction | US hostility and efforts to overthrow the Venezuelan government forms parts of a long and inglorious history of …
globalresearch.ca/united-states-venezuela-historical-background/5677795

The plot to kill Venezuela
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-05-18
Vijay Prashad looks at the purpose and impact of sanctions against Venezuela. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/05/18/the-plot-to-kill-venezuela/

Human Rights Org: Treatment of Indigenous People is Genocide
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-18
The treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada was reviewed and will henceforth be identified as a genocide, the Winnipeg-based Museum for Human Rights has declared. | RELATED: | Canada Launches Pro-Indigenous Conservation Initiatives | The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has come forward and said that the organization now recognizes the colonial experience in the country, from the time of first contact to present day, as a humanitarian crime. | "I think for many years we did…
telesurenglish.net/news/Human-Rights-Org-Treatment-of-Indigenous-People-is-Genocide-20190518-0001.html

One million take to the streets against education cuts, austerity in Brazil
wsws.org | 2019-05-18
The powerful demonstrations by teachers and students in over 200 cities targeted both fascistic President Bolsonaro and Workers Party (PT) state governors.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

Bolsonaro Implies His Failures Due to Brazil's Corruption
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-18
Captain Jair Bolsonaro, current Brazilian president, who admitted on April 5 that he was born to be a soldier and not a head of state, shared a WhatsApp text Friday by an "unknown author" which contends that Brazil is a corrupt and dysfunctional country. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Strikes Back: Brazilian Universities to Lose Autonomy | "Brazil is ungover…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-Defends-Failures-Via-WhatsApp-Text-on-Brazils-Ungovernable-Corruption-20190518-0013.html

For Corporate Media, Space Belongs to Washington
Joshua Cho | commondreams.org | 2019-05-18
Another day, another opportunity for our perpetually "behind" and "vulnerable" military/industrial/media complex to assert the need for yet another military upgrade–this time in outer space!
commondreams.org/views/2019/05/18/corporate-media-space-belongs-washington?cd-origin=rss

Radioactive 'Nuclear Coffin' May be Leaking into the Pacific Ocean
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has sounded the alarm over a giant concrete dome built 40 years ago in the Marshall Islands to contain radioactive waste from Cold War-era atomic tests. | According to Guterres, the dome — which houses approximately …
globalresearch.ca/radioactive-nuclear-coffin-leaking-pacific/5677813

New York Times promotes a woman's right to annihilate millions
wsws.org | 2019-05-18
Times editorial board member Carol Giacomo complained May 15 that women were "particularly underrepresented in senior positions dealing with nuclear issues."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

Video: Syrian Army Eliminated 45 Militants in Recent Clashes
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in northwestern Hama eliminated at least 45 militants during the past few days, according to pro-government sources. | Lt. Col. Mohammed Mahmoud Al-Shamali of Jaysh al-Nasir, Captain Ahmed Ismail and Mohamad Najar of …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-army-eliminated-45-militants-recent-clashes/5677776

Oil and Global Rivalry
John Foster | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
At the UN General Assembly in 2018, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl broke an unwritten taboo by talking about oil and war. "The recent wars imposed on the Middle East were…fought in the name of oil. Now Syria is a | …
globalresearch.ca/oil-global-rivalry/5677810

The epidemic of e-cigarettes: Judge rules FDA must implements regulations, sides with public health groups
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-18
An increase of underage vaping has created an epidemic of e-cigarette use by teens. Without any warning or information about e-cigarettes, the FDA have given manufacturers a free pass to sell and market "these harmful products" a lawsuit filed by several public health groups said. | On Wednesday, a federal judge sided with the groups behind the lawsuit requiring the Food and Drug Administration was responsible for regulating e-cigarettes and cigars much sooner than the agency planned. The lawsuit, which was filed by the AAP, its Maryland Chapter, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart As…
nationofchange.org/2019/05/18/the-epidemic-of-e-cigarettes-judge-rules-fda-must-implements-regulations-sides-with-public-health-groups/

A Genuine Populist is Running for West Virginia Governor. His Donor Rolls Broke the State's Campaign Finance Software
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-05-18
Stephen Noble Smith is running to be West Virginia governor — and doing it by building a populist, progressive political movement from scratch.
theintercept.com/2019/05/18/west-virginia-populist-governor-campaign-stephen-noble-smith/

Democrats back trade war with China
wsws.org | 2019-05-18
The main criticism of Trump's trade policy by congressional Democrats and most presidential candidates is that the president should focus exclusively on China and enlist Canada, Mexico and the European Union in an anti-China coalition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

Pepe the Frog case against Infowars will go to trial, judge rules
rt.com | 2019-05-18
A Pepe the Frog copyright infringement claim filed against Infowars will proceed to trial, a California federal judge ruled Thursday after being unconvinced by motions argued by either side. | …
rt.com/usa/459667-pepe-frog-infowars-copyright-trial/

Evo Morales Kicks Off Bolivian Presidential Run 'To Victory'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-18
Thousands of Bolivians arrived at the Chimore airport to help incumbent presidential candidate, Evo Morales, kickoff his electoral campaign for the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party for the Oct. 20 elections. | RELATED: | UN Praises Bolivia's Economic Model | Morales rode into the event on the back of a motorcycle driven by Vice President Garcia Linera, waving a wiphala flag. | At the Saturday ceremony the incumbent who is ahead in the polls, said to the large crowds:…
telesurenglish.net/news/Evo-Morales-Kicks-Off-Bolivian-Presidential-Run-To-Victory–20190518-0011.html

Alabama Is the Most Explicit Example of What's Been Happening to Abortion Rights for Decades
Alexa Kolbi-Molinas | commondreams.org | 2019-05-18
"But even if the Supreme Court never takes another abortion case, abortion care can be made just as inaccessible as if Roe were overturned," writes Alexa Kolbi-Molinas. (Photo: Lorie Shaull/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/05/18/alabama-most-explicit-example-whats-been-happening-abortion-rights-decades?cd-origin=rss

'Unfathomable Evil Recognizing Unfathomable Evil': Trump's Possible Pardons of War Criminals Provoke Outrage
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-18
Progressives, human rights advocates, and journalists responded with outrage on Saturday to a New York Times report that President Donald Trump "has requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed to pardon several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/18/unfathomable-evil-recognizing-unfathomable-evil-trumps-possible-pardons-war?cd-origin=rss

With abortion, we're more than empowered warriors or fragile survivors
Erin Sagen | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-18
For Mother's Day, my partner and 3-year-old daughter gifted me a bouquet of flowers and a new T-shirt that read "Question Authority, Not Your Mother." Printed in a thick font on an unattractive beige, the shirt is all 1970s earnestness, the cotton equivalent to a hippie placidly sipping chamomile. I appreciate the style and sentiment. But there's something about the "Not Your Mother" message that rubs me the wrong way: When it comes to feminism, questioning previous generations is imperative. | It might seem counterintuitive, but it's true. | This week, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a bill that would b…
nationofchange.org/2019/05/18/with-abortion-were-more-than-empowered-warriors-or-fragile-survivors/

Under a Greenhouse Atmosphere
Dr. Andrew Glikson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
As carbon emissions have been growing at an accelerated rate (Figure 1) and new power plants are under construction (Figure 2) the race to destroy species and civilization is heading toward its critical conclusion (Figure …
globalresearch.ca/under-a-greenhouse-atmosphere/5677688

Alabama Is the Most Explicit Example of What's Been Happening to Abortion Rights for Decades
Alexa Kolbi-Molinas | commondreams.org | 2019-05-18
"But even if the Supreme Court never takes another abortion case, abortion care can be made just as inaccessible as if Roe were overturned," writes Alexa Kolbi-Molinas. (Photo: Lorie Shaull/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/05/18/alabama-most-explicit-example-whats-been-happening-abortion-rights-decades?cd-origin=rss

You've been warned: Widespread US face surveillance is 'imminent reality', says tech privacy report
rt.com | 2019-05-18
Georgetown researchers are warning Americans about a sophisticated real-time face surveillance system that's about to become an "imminent reality" for millions of citizens across the country. | …
rt.com/usa/459678-facial-recognition-technology-america/

The US and UK have a new rival when it comes to the 'most prolific user of killer drones'
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-05-18
A recent Intercept report claims that NATO member Turkey now "rivals the U.S. and the U.K. as the world's most prolific user of killer drones". And considering that the current Turkish regime has been found guilty of committing war crimes, that fact is all the more concerning. | Turkey setting killer…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/05/18/the-us-and-uk-have-a-new-rival-when-it-comes-to-the-most-prolific-user-of-killer-drones/

American History for Truthdiggers: Nixon's Dark Legacy
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-05-18
The president who arguably was the most corrupt in U.S. history lost the Watergate battle but won in his bid to lock U.S. politics on a rightward course.
truthdig.com/articles/american-history-for-truthdiggers-nixons-dark-legacy/

What does a post-Roe America look like? As anti-choice laws multiply, many already are living in it
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-18
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer issued what many considered a dire warning from the bench this week, implying that Roe v. Wade — the landmark ruling that recognizes the constitutional right to an abortion — is in danger. He wrote the comments in a dissent for an unrelated case in which the court voted to overturn a 40 year-old precedent. Breyer wrote "Today's decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the Court will overrule next." We speak to journalist Robin Marty about what a post-Roe America would look like, and how many people are already cut off from abortion access across the cou…
nationofchange.org/2019/05/18/what-does-a-post-roe-america-look-like-as-anti-choice-laws-multiply-many-already-are-living-in-it/

"Journaille… Canaille!", Media Disinformation: Karl Kraus' Campaign against a "Warmongering Press"
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
Karl Kraus, born in 1874, was one of the most important Austrian writers of the beginning of the 20th century and a sharp critic of the predominant press and inflammatory journalism of his time. "Journaille" means in reference to …
globalresearch.ca/journaille-canaille-media-disinformation-karl-kraus-campaign-against-a-warmongering-press/5677754

Under a Greenhouse Atmosphere
Dr. Andrew Glikson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
As carbon emissions have been growing at an accelerated rate (Figure 1) and new power plants are under construction (Figure 2) the race to destroy species and civilization is heading toward its critical conclusion (Figure …
globalresearch.ca/under-a-greenhouse-atmosphere/5677688

New Zealand PM leads global Internet censorship campaign
wsws.org | 2019-05-18
New Zealand's Labour Party-led government is heading international efforts to exploit the Christchurch terrorist attacks to ramp up restrictions on social media.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

'I had 12 cups of coffee': Fran Lebowitz offers half-hearted apology over Trump murder suggestion
rt.com | 2019-05-18
Fran Lebowitz apologized for people 'misinterpreting' her suggestion President Donald Trump be turned "over to the Saudis" so they can "do the same for him" as they did to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. | …
rt.com/usa/459688-fran-lebowitz-trump-khashoggi-killing/

US-Israel Relationship Is 'Altar' of 'Holiness,' and Jerusalem Embassy Is 'Shrine' — US Ambassador
Philip Weiss | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
There's been a lot of focus on US Ambassador David Friedman saying at a ceremony in Jerusalem Tuesday that Israel "is on the side of God," as the New York Times reported. | The religious character of Friedman's remarks went well …
globalresearch.ca/us-israel-relationship-altar-holiness-jerusalem-embassy-shrine-us-ambassador/5677792

Die US-Zugmaschine der weltweiten Milità§rausgaben
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
Die weltweiten Milità§rausgaben àºberstiegen 2018 — laut den Schà§tzungen von SIPRI vom 29. April[1] — 1.800 Milliarden Dollar, mit einem realen Anstieg von 76 % gegenàºber 1998. Nach dieser Schà§tzung gibt die Welt jede Minute etwa 3,5 Millionen Dollar fàºr …
globalresearch.ca/die-us-zugmaschine-der-weltweiten-militarausgaben/5677827

Are Sino/US Trade Talks Doomed to Fail?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-18
Both countries want major outstanding issues resolved, a bilateral deal finalized, ending the longstanding differences on trade and related issues. | Yet after 11 rounds of talks since China's Xi Jinping met with Trump at his Mar a Lago, Florida estate …
globalresearch.ca/are-sino-us-trade-talks-doomed-fail/5677781

Russia: 98 arrested in opposition-led protests in Yekaterinburg
wsws.org | 2019-05-18
The protests are led by right-wing nationalist forces aligned with Alexei Navalny's US-backed liberal opposition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

Iraqi Parliament to Vote on Bill That Would Ban US Military Troops From Iraq
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-18
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Iraq has spent the better share of the last 16 years under US military occupation. Despite this, time and again US-Iraqi relations have come to be defined by US hostility toward neighboring Iran, and Iraq's desire to not get mixed up in that. So while Iraq's parliament was already bristling under Pentagon talk of staying in Iraq, …

Iraqi Parliament to Vote on Bill That Would Ban US Military Troops From Iraq

'We fight too many wars!' Rev. Jackson denounces US militarism after Venezuela embassy raid
rt.com | 2019-05-17
Renowned American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has spoken out against US militaristic foreign policy after delivering food supplies to peace activists at the Venezuelan embassy in DC before their forceful eviction. | …
rt.com/usa/459543-venezuela-embassy-jesse-jackson/

Protests expected at Venezuelan Embassy following ejection of last Maduro supporters
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-17
WASHINGTON–Demonstrators are expected this Saturday at noon at the Venezuelan Embassy here two days after police — following the orders of the right-wing GOP Trump administration — ejected the last four supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from the building. The eviction, after 38 days, is a proxy for President Donald Trump's ideological effort to …
peoplesworld.org/article/protests-expected-at-venezuelan-embassy-following-ejection-of-last-maduro-supporters/

US security forces storm Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C
wsws.org | 2019-05-17
The raid of the embassy is of a piece with the reckless and illegal actions taken by the Trump administration in an effort to force a regime change in Venezuela.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…