Daily Archives: January 28, 2019

2019-01-28: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2019-01-28). Venezuela's US-Backed Coup Leader Immediately Targets State Oil Company, Requests IMF Money. mintpressnews.com GrayZone Project — The right-wing opposition leader that the United States is trying to undemocratically install as Venezuela's president immediately set his sights on the country's state-owned oil company, which he is hoping to restructure and move toward privatization. He is also seeking money from the notorious International Monetary Fund (IMF) to fund his unelected government. | On January 23, US President Donald Trump recognized the little-known, US-educated opposition politician…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-01-28). The Empire's "Left Intellectuals" Call for Regime Change. The Role of "Progressives" and the Antiwar Movement. globalresearch.ca What is now unfolding in both North America and Western Europe is fake social activism, controlled and funded by the corporate establishment. This manipulated process precludes the formation of a real mass movement against war, racism and social injustice.

Chris Hedges (2019-01-28). The World to Come. truthdig.com The ruling elites are painfully aware that the foundations of American power are rotting. The outsourcing of manufacturing in the United States and the plunging of over half the population into poverty will, they know, not be reversed. The self-destructive government shutdown has been only one of numerous assaults on the efficiency of the administrative state. The failing roads, bridges and public transportation are making commerce and communications more difficult. The soaring government deficit, now almost a trillion dollars tha…

teleSUR (2019-01-28). Havana Struck by Devastating Tornado. telesurenglish.net According to Cubadebate, Santo Suárez, Luyanó, Vía Blanca, Regla and Chibás in the capital city Havana were the most affected from a vicious tornado Sunday night. Most of the capital remains in darkness because of power cuts due to strong winds and rain. | RELATED: | Colombia: ELN Peace Negotiators Will Not Request Asylum in Cuba | Cubadebate attributes the meteorological event to an extratropical drop that descended from the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico to the western region…

MintPress News Desk (2019-01-28). Donald Trump's 'Axis of Evil': Pompeo, Bolton & Abrams. mintpressnews.com U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on countries to "pick a side" on Venezuela, urging them to back opposition leader Juan Guaido in a Saturday speech at the UN Security Council in New York. | "Now, it is time for every other nation to pick a side. No more delays, no more games. Either you stand with the forces of freedom, or you're in league with Maduro and his mayhem," Pompeo told the Security Council. | Russia accused Washington of plotting a coup attempt and had tried to stop the meeting requested by the United States. "Venezuela does not represent a threat to peace and security. If anything does repre…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-28). Headlines for January 28, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. & Taliban Agree to Path for Afghan Peace Deal, Federal Employees Return to Work as Gov't Agencies Temporarily Reopen, Venezuela: Maduro Gov't Defies U.S. and European Calls to Support Opposition, Philippines: Twin Bombs Rock Cathedral, Killing At Least 20, U.N. Condemns Killing of Palestinian by Israeli Settlers, Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinians Across Occupied Territories, Brazil: Mining Dam Collapse Kills At Least 58, Hundreds Still Missing, France: Protesters Take Streets for 11th Week, Call Out Police Brutality, Germany to Shut Down All Coal Plants by 2038, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Reinstates…

Brett Wilkins, Venezuelanalysis (2019-01-28). The History – and Hypocrisy – of US Meddling in Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Author and activist Brett Wilkins looks at the history of US meddling in Venezuela.

Patrick Bond (2019-01-28). Zimbabwe's Capitalist Crisis: Finance Minister a 'Fraud' and 'Political Moron,' as Army Represses Protests. counterpunch.org Johannesburg. Once again, a formidable burst of state brutality against Zimbabwe's citizenry has left at least a dozen corpses, scores of serious injuries, mass arrests, internet suspension and a furious citizenry. The January 14-17 nationwide protests were called by trade unions against an unprecedented fuel price hike, leading to repression reminiscent of former leader Robert More

Whitney Webb (2019-01-28). France's Red Scarves: Ready-Made Counter-Protest and New Media Darlings. mintpressnews.com The pressure will now grow to disperse the Yellow Vest movement while also attempting to use the Red Scarves to manufacture support for draconian government policies and police crackdowns aimed at finally ending the establishment-threatening protests.

aljazeera (2019-01-28). Sudan's protests: The revolt of the periphery. aljazeera.com It is the countryside, not Khartoum, that is now leading the political struggle for Sudan's future.

Consortiumnews (2019-01-28). The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela. consortiumnews.com Written in 2014 during the Obama adminstration, this article by Eva Golinger gives insightful background to the current crisis in Venezuela and Washington's role in stirring it up. By Eva Golinger Chavezcode.com Anti-government protests in Venezuela that seek regime change… Read more →

Robert Fisk (2019-01-28). Why More Americans Are Breaking Their Silence on Israel. counterpunch.org Most folk outside the United States — and until this month, most Americans — won't have heard of Michelle Alexander. She's a civil rights lawyer and academic and has written a book called The New Jim Crow, and a few months ago The New York Times took her on as a regular columnist. Like millions of black — and More

aljazeera (2019-01-28). Erdogan: Safe zones in Syria will allow refugees to return home. aljazeera.com Turkish president says safe zones to be set up in northern Syria will allow more refugees to go back to the country.

Elijah Magnie (2019-01-28). Netanyahu's Bid to Win Reelection Could Lead to War with Syria and Hezbollah. mintpressnews.com Netanyahu announced his responsibility for the multiple bombings in Syria—an unprecedented break with Israel's protocol of silence. He has used the army as an advertising tool for his forthcoming election.

STAFF (2019-01-28). There's Only One Way to Win the 'War on Terror'. truthdig.com America's leaders, civilian and military, can't stop turning Middle East victories into defeats. So how do we get off this suicidal path?

Kurt Nimmo (2019-01-28). Trump's Latest Neocon Adviser Assigned Task of Overthrowing Maduro in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump is no different than his predecessors. During the campaign, he said whatever he had to in order to get elected. He promised to close down the neocon foreign wars and also fight the "deep state" by draining the …

commondreams (2019-01-28). Tax March Roasts Howard Schultz for Comments on Taxes. commondreams.org ______________________________…

aljazeera (2019-01-28). After war, Iraq battles drugs as people seek solace in heroin. aljazeera.com High levels of unemployment and poverty in Iraq lead to an alarming rise in heroin addiction.

Caleb Maupin (2019-01-28). US-Led Economic War, Not Socialism, Is Tearing Venezuela Apart. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2016. | Americans have been trained by decades of Cold War propaganda to look for any confirmation that 'socialism means poverty.' But in the case of Venezuela and other states not governed by the free …

William J. Astore (2019-01-28). The U.S. Military's Lost Wars. zcomm.org Overfunded, Overhyped, and Always Over There…

aljazeera (2019-01-28). Twitter users mock UAE after gender awards won by men. aljazeera.com Social media users were quick to point out that men won all of the awards at the UAE's 'Gender Balance Index' awards.

Steve Downs (2019-01-28). The Nine Worst Lawfare Injustices in the US and What They Tell Us About Ourselves. counterpunch.org The law should apply equally to everyone. The 14thAmendment guarantees to all Americans the "equal protection of the laws". But when we go to war this guarantee is often violated. War means designating an "enemy" to be defeated using every available means including the law. We call this "lawfare" when the law, instead of providing More

Joe Emersberger (2019-01-28). When Is a Democracy not a Democracy? When It's Venezuela and the US is Pushing Regime Change. mintpressnews.com Venezuela has as much right to call itself a democracy as does the United States. Until that is understood by enough people, the Trump administration will continue to devastate Venezuela's economy with illegal sanctions and push it towards civil war.

aljazeera (2019-01-28). Is Trump baiting Iran into an armed confrontation?>. aljazeera.com Analysts warn of heightened probability of conflict with Iran as 'hardliners' take control of Trump's foreign policy.

Kate Groetzinger (2019-01-28). Texas Border Sheriffs: There Is No Crisis and We Don't Want Trump's Wall. globalresearch.ca Despite Trump's attempt to paint the Texas-Mexico border as a war zone, border counties are safer than the president's own backyard. And local lawmen don't believe a wall will do any good. | *** | President Trump visited McAllen earlier this month …

STAFF (2019-01-28). Romania to Give Holocaust Survivors Top Honors. truthdig.com WARSAW, Poland — The Latest on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (all times local): | 12: 05 a.m. | Romania's president is giving one of the country's highest honors to eight Romanian Jews who survived the Holocaust and dedicated their lives to keeping the memory of Holocaust victims alive. | President Klaus Iohannis said he is awarding the national "Order of Faithful Service" honor to the Holocaust survivors on Monday to "mark their suffering … and for … moral attitude they showed during their lives." | One of the honorees, 94-year-old Rachel Davidovits was taken from her school in northern Romani…

William Astore (2019-01-28). The U.S. Military's Lost Wars. commondreams.org Turn now to the invasion of Iraq: in May 2003, President George W. Bush cockily announced "Mission Accomplished" from the deck of an aircraft carrier, only to see victory in Baghdad degenerate into insurgency and a quagmire conflict that established conditions for the rise of the Islamic State. (Photo: DVIDSHUB/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

aljazeera (2019-01-28). All foreign forces will leave Afghanistan, says President Ghani. aljazeera.com President's comments come as both US and Taliban officials hailed progress after six days of talks in Qatar ended.

Brian Cloughley (2019-01-28). McCain May Be Dead, but 'Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran' Still Resounds. mintpressnews.com In 2007, when making a speech during his bid for the presidency of the United States, the late Senator John McCain spoke about Iran's supposed nuclear weapons' programme and when questioned as to whether there might be U.S. reaction to such allegations responded by singing: That old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran… bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb." | This jovial retort about kill…

David Underhill (2019-01-28). Those MAGA-Hatted Covington Kids. counterpunch.org Yes, the Black Hebrew Israelites spat racist taunts at the MAGA-hatted Kentucky high school kids. And yes, the drumming Native American inserted himself between the two groups. But the head MAGA boy did block the drummer's path and stood there with a defiant smirk that exactly duplicated the sneers of his predecessors a couple generations More

Mel Gurtov (2019-01-28). The Shame of the One Percent Continues. counterpunch.org Speaking at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Sir David Attenborough called on government and business leaders to support, with practical plans, "United Nations decisions on climate change, sustainable development, and a new deal for nature." "What we do now, and in the next few years, will profoundly affect the next few thousand More

CP Editor (2019-01-28). Kamala Harris Runs For President Should African Americans Listen? counterpunch.org

Philip Doe (2019-01-28). Small Laws, Great Crimes: the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act. counterpunch.org It's been said that small laws breed great crimes. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act is such a law. The crimes committed against the people in its name are legion. But it got even more criminal last week when the Colorado Supreme Court decided the protection of public health and the environment was not the purpose More

Tom Crofton (2019-01-28). "Affordable" Health Insurance vs Health Care. counterpunch.org This is really the crux of the issue and is the divide we need to emphasize in our next round of fixing the Democratic Party. There is no such thing as affordable health insurance, because on a purely moral basis, no one should have to pay for administration costs to deny coverage, and to generate More

Thomas Knapp (2019-01-28). A Campaign Finance Proposal: Let's Do Away with SOTU. counterpunch.org Well, Trump blinked. In his standoff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over the 2019 State of the Union address, the president finally conceded that he doesn't get to deliver the speech before a joint session of Congress unless he's invited to do so — technically by the House and Senate, but as a practical More

Thomas Knapp (2019-01-28). Venezuela: None of Our Business. counterpunch.org On January 23, the President of Venezuela's National Assembly, Juan Guaido, was sworn in as "interim president." In what was presumably a pre-coordinated move, Guaido's administration was quickly recognized by the governments of the United States, Canada, and several countries in Latin America. Guaido's claim rests on a provision in Venezuela's constitution which allows him More

Graham Peebles (2019-01-28). Complacency and the Environmental Catastrophe. counterpunch.org Ask any reasonably well-informed person what the cause of climate change is and the chances are they will say greenhouse gas emissions (GGE's), but they would only be partially correct. While it is true that man-made GGE's are clogging Earth's lower atmosphere, trapping heat and resulting in widespread climate change, the underlying 21st century cause, More

Jill Richardson (2019-01-28). The Transgender Ban is All About Bigotry and Distraction. counterpunch.org The Supreme Court just paved the way for Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military to move ahead, at least pending other court challenges. The ban will harm the military and help no one, while doing nothing to address the nation's real problems. I'm neither transgender nor in the military, but I count More

teleSUR (2019-01-28). Nigeria: Buhari Suspends Top Judge Before National Elections. telesurenglish.net Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari suspended a Supreme Court Judge on Friday based on corruption allegations which sparked heavy internal controversy ahead of the Feb. 16. national elections. | RELATED: | Nigerian Rights Group Estimates 20,000 Kidnapped Girls in Mali | Chief justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen is currently facing trial on charges of faili…

Miko Peled (2019-01-28). Benny Gantz Runs on "Heroic" Gaza Slaughters Undertaken at Netanyahu's Command. mintpressnews.com Gantz, much like most Israeli generals today, can claim to have accomplishments all day long; the fact remains, however, that for decades no Israeli general has faced another army.

aljazeera (2019-01-28). UN team probing Jamal Khashoggi killing arrives in Turkey. aljazeera.com Investigators in Istanbul for a week are seeking access to the Saudi consulate but haven't heard back from Riyadh.

teleSUR (2019-01-28). Dutch Deflect Responsibility for Migrants, Leave 47 at Sea. telesurenglish.net The Netherlands refused an Italian request Monday to take in 47 migrants on a humanitarian ship that is being blocked from Italian ports, saying there was a need to distinguish between genuine refugees and economic migrants. | RELATED | 180 Minors Unaccounted For by Dutch Immigration Service | The Sea Watch 3, run by a German humanitarian group and flying a Dutch flag, rescued the migrants from a rubber boat off the Libyan coast more than a week ago. Since then it has been sailing throu…

aljazeera (2019-01-28). Netherlands turns down request to accept 47 rescued migrants. aljazeera.com Rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 rescued the migrants from a rubber boat off the Libyan coast more than a week ago.

Billy Corriher (2019-01-28). Court packing in coal country. zcomm.org If a pending bill passes in West Virginia, Republican Gov. Jim Justice — a billionaire former coal company executive — will appoint 82 percent of the state's appellate judiciary in just his first term…

Julian Vigo (2019-01-28). Citizen Scientists and Bee Populations. globalresearch.ca Imidacloprid — a type of neonicotinoid — changes the way that worker bees interact with the colony's larvae: they become less social, stop nursing larvae, experience altered social and spatial dynamics within nests, and cease hive insulation construction. | A research …

RT News (2019-01-28). Bank of England Refused to Return $1.2bn in Gold to Venezuela — Reports. globalresearch.ca Britain rejected Venezuela's request to withdraw $1.2bn in gold stored in the UK, according to reports. It was enough for the self-declared and US-backed 'president', Juan Guaido, to support the alleged move. | The Bank of England blocked Venezuela's attempts …

Scott Taylor (2019-01-28). On Target: Ukraine Re-writes History by Celebrating Nazi Collaborator. globalresearch.ca For the approximately 200 Canadian military trainers currently deployed to Ukraine, it is likely that on the first of January they would have witnessed a torch lit procession. Throughout Kiev and numerous other towns in Western Ukraine, thousands of civilians …

People's World (2019-01-28). Before Venezuela: The Long History of U.S. Intervention in Latin America. globalresearch.ca Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses the United States of trying to orchestrate a coup against him, and that allegation has resonance among many in a region where Washington has a long history of interventions—military and otherwise. | Ever since the early …

Ali Harb (2019-01-28). 'Muslim Ban': Two Years on, Trump's Order Still Destroying Lives. globalresearch.ca Families split; travellers stranded; students unable to attend their universities; people being forced to be away from their loved ones. | Two years after President Donald Trump signed an executive order severely restricting travel from several Muslim-majority countries, the effects of …

Jonathan Cook (2019-01-28). Israeli General Mounts Challenge to Netanyahu by Flaunting Gaza Carnage. globalresearch.ca With April's elections looming, Benjamin Netanyahu has good reason to fear Benny Gantz, his former army chief. Gantz has launched a new party, named Israeli Resilience, just as the net of corruption indictments is closing around the prime minister….

Zero Hedge (2019-01-28). Trump Floated "Military Option" in Venezuela with Sen. Graham. globalresearch.ca Military option on the table — that's what Axios reporter Jonathan Swan was told when discussing the Venezuela crisis with Sen. Lindsey Graham. In a breaking exclusive Sunday evening, Axios has revealed key explosive contents of a recent meeting …

aljazeera (2019-01-28). Japan beats Iran to reach Asian Cup football final. aljazeera.com Osako scores a brace in Japan's 3-0 win, the first time in the current tournament that Iran conceded a goal.

Democracy Now! (2019-01-28). Regime Change Is Not the Answer: Rep. Ro Khanna Speaks Out Against U.S.-Backed Coup in Venezuela. democracynow.org More information has come to light about the direct U.S. role in an attempted coup in Venezuela. The Wall Street Journal reports Vice President Mike Pence called opposition leader Juan Guaidó on the night before he declared himself to be president, pledging U.S. support for his actions. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused the United States of attempting to wage a coup. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named Elliott Abrams to be his special envoy to Venezuela. Abrams is a right-wing hawk who was convicted in 1991 for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra scandal, but he was later p…

teleSUR (2019-01-28). Germany: Commission Prompts Coal Exit by 2038. telesurenglish.net Germany's government-appointed commission urged decision-makers to stop the production of energy via coal-powered stations by 2038. | RELATED: | WFP: Germany Contributes US$4.5 Million to Aid South Sudan | The panel is represented by 28 members coming from different backgrounds such as mining regions, utility companies, scientists, and environmentalists.

teleSUR (2019-01-28). Armed Forces of Venezuela Reaffirm Support for President Maduro. telesurenglish.net Defense Minister of Venezuela Vladimir Padrino López, reiterated his support for democracy and for the government of Nicolas Maduro, saying that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) has only one president, the one elected by a majority vote in the elections of May 2018. | RELATED | Venezuela: Foreign Minister Blasts EU Terms for Venezuela | "We do not have three options, nor do we have three presidents or two presidents — we have only one president. He is the constitutiona…

Yves Engler — Venezuelanalysis (2019-01-28). Canada Is Complicit in Venezuela's US-Backed Coup D'état. venezuelanalysis.com Ottawa's active role in the current US-backed effort to oust Maduro is the latest chapter in a long history of Canadian imperialist meddling in the region.

teleSUR (2019-01-28). Gazans Rally in Support of Venezuela After Attempted Coup. telesurenglish.net A large of number of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip rallied Monday in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who is facing an attempted coup supported by the United States. | RELATED: | Venezuelan President Maduro: All of Europe Kneeling at Trump's Feet | The rally held outside of the United Nation's office in the Gaza Strip was organized by th…

aljazeera (2019-01-28). Venezuela does not need another charismatic strongman. aljazeera.com It needs strong institutions and the rule of law.

Steve Sweeney (2019-01-28). European leaders back Trump effort to overthrow Venezuelan government. peoplesworld.org LONDON—European leaders have shown themselves eager to join forces with the United States in their push for regime change in Venezuela, issuing democratically-elected President Nicolás Maduro an ultimatum, giving him eight days to call an election. France, Germany, and Britain have sided with the Trump regime, backing Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who issued a …

Steve Ellner (2019-01-28). The radicalization of U.S. policy on Venezuela. mronline.org Steve Ellner examines the Trump Administration's recognition of a shadow government and, in so doing, the U.S.'s violation of international law. | Source

teleSUR (2019-01-28). Mexico: AMLO Promotes Baseball, 'King of Sports'. telesurenglish.net Mexican President, and ardent baseball fan Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, AMLO, announced his office will endorse the 'king of sports' by introducing regional national baseball academies, which will be available to elementary and high-school students. | RELATED: | Mexico: Oil Pipeline Explosion Death Toll Rises to 114 | "Sports are extraordinary, any sport, we d…

aljazeera (2019-01-28). Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates. aljazeera.com Latest updates as Venezuela plunges into a major crisis amid a growing row over Nicolas Maduro's presidency.

WSWS (2019-01-28). AP report exposes US role in right-wing coup in Venezuela. wsws.org The escalating conflict raises the prospect of a US-instigated civil war with devastating consequences for Venezuela and Latin America.

John Cohen-Colby (2019-01-28). Anti-homeless terrorists break our van window on MLK day. indybay.org The night of MLK day anti-homeless terrorists shattered the rear window of the van my sister Patricia Colby, I and our two emotional assistance cats live in. This was the latest hate crime in a gang stalking campaign by Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) which began with death threats against us in 2010. TBSC hate criminals connected with a gang of Section 8 criminals gang stalking us since we had HUD Fair Housing complaints against the consecutive managements of the Mission Gardens Apartments (MGA) — TerraCorp Financial and The John Stewart Company (JSCO). They conspired with the MGA gang stalkers to run us out b…

Lydia Sherwood (2019-01-28). Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist Makana/NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth. indybay.org Described as "dazzling" by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, composer and activist who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. | Recently he toured Russia and recorded "Mourning Armageddon" in a newly decommissioned nuclear bunker in Moscow. He is performing at Yoshi's on February 21.

WSWS (2019-01-28). Hundreds missing, 58 dead in Brazil mine disaster. wsws.org The population of Brumadinho and all of Brazil reacted with anger and revulsion against this tragedy.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-01-28). Experts Warn Trump's New 'Low-Yield' Warheads Will Make Nuclear War More Likely. commondreams.org Warning that the U.S. is already engaging in a new nuclear arms race as officials announced the development of a new "low-yield" warhead, nuclear disarmament campaigners ramped up their calls Monday for nations to sign on to an international treaty prohibiting the use of nuclear weapons. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-01-28). A Very "Informed" Elizabeth Warren Explains Exactly Why Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan Should Be Fired. commondreams.org U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday reiterated her calls for Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan to be fired, saying, "His hands are too dirty from overseeing years of scams and scandals." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-01-28). Israel, lizenziert zum Tà∂ten. globalresearch.ca ‚ÄûMit seiner và∂llig unerwarteten Aktion hat Israel Angriffe auf milità§rische Ziele in Syrien offiziallisiert und die syrischen Behà∂rden davor gewarnt, Rache an Israel zu àºben" — so berichteten die italienischen Medien àºber den gestrigen Angriff Israels in Syrien mit Marschflugkà∂rpern …

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-01-28). Omar and Jayapal Demand US Rule Out Military Intervention in Venezuela. truthout.org After President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton openly threatened Venezuela's elected government on Twitter and White House officials continued to warn that US military intervention remains "on the table," Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Sunday acknowledged the ongoing political and economic crises in Venezuela but argued that American military action must be e…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-01-28). Critics Say Howard Schultz "Seriously Considering" 2020 Run Shows He's Not Qualified for Position. commondreams.org "If Howard Schultz were 'seriously thinking' about an independent run for president," quipped Larry Sabato, "he would have abandoned the idea already." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-01-28). "It Can't Be Warren and It Can't Be Sanders": Wall Street Executives Make 2020 Preferences Known. commondreams.org "Wall Street likes Biden, Booker, Harris, Gillibrand, and Beto. Guess who they hate? Sanders and Warren. All the rest is commentary." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-01-28). We Don't Need Another Billionaire Businessman Candidate. truthout.org Over the past few months there's been a lot of chatter about former New York mayor and multibillionaire Michael Bloomberg throwing his hat into the ring for president. If he does run, he reportedly plans to do so in the Democratic Party, as an alternative to all the progressives. Good luck with that. | On Sunday, we got confirmation that yet another multib…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-01-28). As Trump's War Hawks Threaten Venezuela, Omar and Jayapal Demand US Rule Out Military Intervention. commondreams.org "We have to wonder, if Trump and Pompeo are so worried about human rights and democracy in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua, why do they actively support horrible regimes in Brazil, Guatemala, and Honduras?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-28). White House Protest: No Matter What You Think of Venezuela, No Intervention! therealnews.com Protesters gathered outside the White House on Saturday, to express their outrage about the US preparing to overthrow and intervene in yet another country. Medea Benjamin and Max Blumenthal were there

San Jose Peace & Justice Center (2019-01-28). Skills for Activists: How to Use Sound Systems. indybay.org San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Exp, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…

WSWS (2019-01-28). Wave of xenophobic violence against Venezuelans living in Ecuador. wsws.org The mob attacks in Ecuador's northern region, bordering Colombia, came as the country's government joined Washington in support of the coup attempt in Venezuela.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-01-28). From Premature Deaths to Planet-Heating Emissions, Analysis Reveals Costs of Trump's Fossil Fuel Giveaways. commondreams.org A new Associated Press analysis shows that while the Trump administration's deregulation of the fossil fuel industry is likely to save oil and gas companies billions of dollars, the cost in terms of human death and suffering as a result of the environmental devastation will be incalculable. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-01-28). Defense of Gov't of Venezuela: Litmus Test for Pres Candidates. indybay.org Oil-rich Venezuela is now preparing to defend itself against an American imperialist coup, supported by the Democratic and Republican Parties together. One of these twin parties of war and fascism, the Democrats, now has a thundering herd announcing their candidacy for president, 2 years before the November 2020 election, obviously in an attempt to make sure Americans do not vote socialist (Peace & Freedom) or Green. The biggest star of them all is 77 year old Bernie Sanders, the Democrats' sheepdog in 2016, who has no intention of actually being president. He has always supported US imperialism against Venezuela…

ANSWER Coalition (2019-01-28). Forum "Resisting the US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela" indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St…

RT (2019-01-28). 'Good for business': Trump adviser Bolton admits US interest in Venezuela's 'oil capabilities'. rt.com With the Venezuela crisis escalating after the US' provocative intervention against elected leader Nicolas Maduro last week, an honest admission by National Security Advisor John Bolton was overlooked by the media: It's about oil.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-01-28). We Are Destroying Our Life Support System. truthout.org The warming of planet Earth continues apace, and the ramifications become ever more stunning with each passing month. While no single meteorological event or phenomenon can be attributed solely to human-caused climate disruption, this is now nearly always the leading cause of the event, or at the very least a major contributing factor. | Recent data from the World Meteorological office showed that 2018 was the fourth warmest on record, making the last f…

RT (2019-01-28). Shutdown cost US economy $11 billion, incl $3 billion permanent loss — Congressional Budget Office. rt.com The partial shutdown of the federal government cost the US economy $11 billion, according to analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), almost double the $5.6 billion President Trump had requested for a border wall. |

San Jose Peace & Justice Center (2019-01-28). Skills for Activists: How to Use Sound Systems – Level 2. indybay.org San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Exp, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…

Jason Ditz (2019-01-28). White House Won't Rule Out Attacking Venezuela Militarily. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — While the indications are that the immediate US efforts on trying to impose regime change in Venezuela will be mostly economic, the White House also seems to be going out of its way to insist that attacking the South American country militarily is still "on the table." Mick Mulvaney said that the president wouldn't be …

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-01-28). Rep. Ro Khanna Speaks Out Against US-Backed Coup in Venezuela. truthout.org More information has come to light about the direct US role in an attempted coup in Venezuela. The Wall Street Journal reports Vice President Mike Pence called opposition leader Juan Guaidó on the night before he declared himself to be president, pledging US support for his actions. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused the United States of attempting to wage a coup. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named Elliott Abrams to be his special envoy to Venezuela. Abrams is a right-wing hawk who was convicted in 1991 for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra scandal, but he…

teleSUR (2019-01-27). Venezuelan President Maduro Leads Military Exercises. telesurenglish.net President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro, led the 41st Armored Brigade of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) in military activities that took place Saturday at Fort Paramacay while preparing for upcoming military exercises in February. | RELATED | Venezuela Rejects EU Ultimatum 'Befitting Old Colonial Powers' | "We are preparing the most important exercises in the history of Venezuela, because we are going to demonstrate the military power of an armed force with operational c…

teleSUR (2019-01-27). Pope Francis Calls for 'Just, Peaceful Solution' in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Pope Francis, in his first remarks on the Venezuelan political crisis, called on Sunday for a just and peaceful solution that respects human rights. | RELATED: | UK Labour Lawmakers, High-profile Activists, Academics Defend Venezuela Against Intervention | "Faced with the grave situation it is going through, I ask the Lord that a just and peaceful solution is sought and achieved in order to overcome the crisis, respecting human rights (and) the good of…

Fight Back (2019-01-27). New Yorkers rally for Marzieh Hashemi. fightbacknews.org New York, NY — On January 25 several dozen activists gathered in Grand Central Station to bring attention to the case of Marzieh Hashemi. Hashemi is a Muslim, African-American journalist who was imprisoned on January 13 when she was arrested by the FBI at the Saint Louis International Airport. She was on her way to visit her sick brother in Denver. For almost two weeks she as held as a "material witness" for an undisclosed investigation. | Hashemi was finally released shortly before the protest, but her family asked for the protesters who were mobilizing to continue their plans, so they could bring awarenes…

Fight Back (2019-01-27). Miami protest demands: "No to U.S. coup in Venezuela!" fightbacknews.org Doral, FL- Fifty passionate activists gathered on a sidewalk across from the Univision TV station in Miami, January 26, to denounce U.S. attempts to overthrow the democratically-elected government in Venezuela. The protest targeted the overt and illegal coup plans being hatched by Donald Trump and the U.S government, and media stations like Univision and CNN who continue to spread propaganda pushing for intervention and regime change. | The energized crowd shouted, "Hands off Venezuela!" and "I,2,3,4 intervention no more!" They held signs and banners in English and Spanish along with pictures of late-Venezuelan P…

teleSUR (2019-01-27). Venezuela's Maduro: All of Europe Kneeling at Trump's Feet. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday rejected an international ultimatum to call elections within eight days and said opposition leader Juan Guaido had violated the country's constitution by declaring himself leader. | RELATED: UK Labour Lawmakers, High-profile Activists, Academics Defend Venezuela Against Intervention | "Europe has an insolent position, unsustainable, unpresentable. And it should withdraw its ultimatum. No one gives us ulti…

teleSUR (2019-01-27). Yemeni Mothers Protest Detentions of Sons in UAE-run Prisons. telesurenglish.net Women are demanding Yemen's officials deliver information on their imprisoned sons detained in an UAE-run prison, the Association of Mothers of Abductees said during a protest in Aden Sunday. | RELATED: | Yemen: Saudi-led Coalition Bombs Capital, Residents Say 'Deadliest in a Year' | "We call on the government, the minister of the interior and the Attorney-General to reveal the fate of the dozens of missing prisoners a…

Fight Back (2019-01-27). New York protests U.S. coup attempt in Venezuela. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Two actions were held here on January 26, in defense of Venezuela against the U.S.-backed attempted coup. | The first was held outside of the Cuban Mission with over 50 people in attendance. The action was hosted by various groups, including International Action Center, and featured speakers from national liberation movements and anti-imperialist organizations. All organizations stated their solidarity with Venezuela and opposed the coup. | "Before you blame Maduro or Chávez for starvation and other problems in Venezuela, look first at the U.S., which has collaborated with the wealthy class in Ven…

Fight Back (2019-01-27). Tallahassee rallies against U.S. intervention in Venezuela. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On January 26 dozens gathered at the Florida State Capitol building in protest of Donald Trump's recognition of the right-wing self-appointed presidency of Juan Guaido in Venezuela. The democratically-elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has called this a coup attempt ordered by the U.S. government. | "We should value the voices of the people. Juan Guaido did not run in the previous election and was not voted in. It's imperative to recognize leaders who were democratically elected, not political figures who seek to undermine the masses and simply declare themselves president," sa…

Stephen Lendman (2019-01-27). Juan Guaido: Designated US Puppet in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Nicolas Marduro is Venezuela's legitimate democratically elected and reelected president. | The country's process is scrupulously open, free, and fair, the world's best, a model for other nations. Polar opposite to America's fantasy democracy, the best money can buy. | Coup d'etats …

Stephen Lendman (2019-01-27). Deal to End US Government Shutdown. "Fake National Emergency" on Mexican Border. globalresearch.ca Did Trump blink? Did undemocratic Dems win the 35-day standoff? | On Friday, DLT announced a deal to reopen government for three weeks without having gotten congressional border wall funding. | He vowed to build a "wall or steel barrier (in) predetermined …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-01-27). Netanyahu's Election Bombing Campaign May Lead to Battle: Syria and Hezbollah Have Their Fingers on the Trigger. globalresearch.ca Israel has attacked Syria many times during the last seven years of war imposed on Syria. It has run red-lights and broken taboos in order to provoke the "Axis of the Resistance" inside Syria, but has refrained from infuriating Hezbollah …

unitedEditor (2019-01-27). Turkey's Current Policy in Syria Taking Account of US Threat. uwidata.com The city of Manbij is currently the focal point of the Turkish government's policy towards Syria. The topicality of the issue increased after Donald Trump had announced the pullout of US troops from the war-torn Arab country. Acquiring special significance in this light are the Turkish-American agreements that the two countries attained on the eve […]

Eds. (2019-01-27). A new abnormal. mronline.org Humanity now faces two simultaneous existential threats, either of which would be cause for extreme concern and immediate attention. These major threats—nuclear weapons and climate change—were exacerbated this past year by the increased use of information warfare to undermine democracy around the world, amplifying risk from these and other threats and putting the future of […] | Source

Nauman Sadiq (2019-01-27). CIA Was Aiding "Jihadists" before Soviets Invaded Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca Originally, there were four parties involved in the Afghan conflict which are mainly responsible for the debacle in the Af-Pak region. Firstly, the former Soviet Union which invaded Afghanistan in December 1979. Secondly, Pakistan's security agencies which nurtured the Afghan …

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Venezuela's US-Backed Coup Leader Immediately Targets State Oil Company, Requests IMF Money
Ben Norton | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-28
GrayZone Project — The right-wing opposition leader that the United States is trying to undemocratically install as Venezuela's president immediately set his sights on the country's state-owned oil company, which he is hoping to restructure and move toward privatization. He is also seeking money from the notorious International Monetary Fund (IMF) to fund his unelected government. | On January 23, US President Donald Trump recognized the little-known, US-educated opposition politician…
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The Empire's "Left Intellectuals" Call for Regime Change. The Role of "Progressives" and the Antiwar Movement
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
What is now unfolding in both North America and Western Europe is fake social activism, controlled and funded by the corporate establishment. This manipulated process precludes the formation of a real mass movement against war, racism and social injustice. | The post The Empire's "Left Intellectuals" Call for Regime Change. The Role of "Progressives" and the Antiwar Movement appeared first on Global Research.
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The World to Come
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2019-01-28
The ruling elites are painfully aware that the foundations of American power are rotting. The outsourcing of manufacturing in the United States and the plunging of over half the population into poverty will, they know, not be reversed. The self-destructive government shutdown has been only one of numerous assaults on the efficiency of the administrative state. The failing roads, bridges and public transportation are making commerce and communications more difficult. The soaring government deficit, now almost a trillion dollars tha…
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Havana Struck by Devastating Tornado
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-28
According to Cubadebate, Santo Suárez, Luyanó, Vía Blanca, Regla and Chibás in the capital city Havana were the most affected from a vicious tornado Sunday night. Most of the capital remains in darkness because of power cuts due to strong winds and rain. | RELATED: | Colombia: ELN Peace Negotiators Will Not Request Asylum in Cuba | Cubadebate attributes the meteorological event to an extratropical drop that descended from the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico to the western region…
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Donald Trump's 'Axis of Evil': Pompeo, Bolton & Abrams
MintPress News Desk | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-28
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on countries to "pick a side" on Venezuela, urging them to back opposition leader Juan Guaido in a Saturday speech at the UN Security Council in New York. | "Now, it is time for every other nation to pick a side. No more delays, no more games. Either you stand with the forces of freedom, or you're in league with Maduro and his mayhem," Pompeo told the Security Council. | Russia accused Washington of plotting a coup attempt and had tried to stop the meeting requested by the United States. "Venezuela does not represent a threat to peace and security. If anything does repre…
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The History – and Hypocrisy – of US Meddling in Venezuela
Brett Wilkins, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-28
Author and activist Brett Wilkins looks at the history of US meddling in Venezuela.
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Zimbabwe's Capitalist Crisis: Finance Minister a 'Fraud' and 'Political Moron,' as Army Represses Protests
Patrick Bond | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
Johannesburg. Once again, a formidable burst of state brutality against Zimbabwe's citizenry has left at least a dozen corpses, scores of serious injuries, mass arrests, internet suspension and a furious citizenry. The January 14-17 nationwide protests were called by trade unions against an unprecedented fuel price hike, leading to repression reminiscent of former leader Robert…
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France's Red Scarves: Ready-Made Counter-Protest and New Media Darlings
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-28
The pressure will now grow to disperse the Yellow Vest movement while also attempting to use the Red Scarves to manufacture support for draconian government policies and police crackdowns aimed at finally ending the establishment-threatening protests. | The post France's Red Scarves: Ready-Made Counter-Protest and New Media Darlings appeared first on MintPress News.
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Sudan's protests: The revolt of the periphery
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
It is the countryside, not Khartoum, that is now leading the political struggle for Sudan's future.
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The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-28
Written in 2014 during the Obama adminstration, this article by Eva Golinger gives insightful background to the current crisis in Venezuela and Washington's role in stirring it up. By Eva Golinger Chavezcode.com Anti-government protests in Venezuela that seek regime change… Read more ?…
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Why More Americans Are Breaking Their Silence on Israel
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
Most folk outside the United States — and until this month, most Americans — won't have heard of Michelle Alexander. She's a civil rights lawyer and academic and has written a book called The New Jim Crow, and a few months ago The New York Times took her on as a regular columnist. Like millions of black — and…
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Netanyahu's Bid to Win Reelection Could Lead to War with Syria and Hezbollah
Elijah Magnie | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-28
Netanyahu announced his responsibility for the multiple bombings in Syria–an unprecedented break with Israel's protocol of silence. He has used the army as an advertising tool for his forthcoming election. | The post Netanyahu's Bid to Win Reelection Could Lead to War with Syria and Hezbollah appeared first on MintPress News.
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Erdogan: Safe zones in Syria will allow refugees to return home
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
Turkish president says safe zones to be set up in northern Syria will allow more refugees to go back to the country.
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US-Led Economic War, Not Socialism, Is Tearing Venezuela Apart
Caleb Maupin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
This article was originally published in 2016. | Americans have been trained by decades of Cold War propaganda to look for any confirmation that 'socialism means poverty.' But in the case of Venezuela and other states not governed by the free … | The post US-Led Economic War, Not Socialism, Is Tearing Venezuela Apart appeared first on Global Research.
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Texas Border Sheriffs: There Is No Crisis and We Don't Want Trump's Wall
Kate Groetzinger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
Despite Trump's attempt to paint the Texas-Mexico border as a war zone, border counties are safer than the president's own backyard. And local lawmen don't believe a wall will do any good. | *** | President Trump visited McAllen earlier this month … | The post Texas Border Sheriffs: There Is No Crisis and We Don't Want Trump's Wall appeared first on Global Research.
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Is Trump baiting Iran into an armed confrontation?>
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
Analysts warn of heightened probability of conflict with Iran as 'hardliners' take control of Trump's foreign policy.
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Tax March Roasts Howard Schultz for Comments on Taxes
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-01-28
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The U.S. Military's Lost Wars
William J. Astore | zcomm.org | 2019-01-28
Overfunded, Overhyped, and Always Over There…
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Twitter users mock UAE after gender awards won by men
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
Social media users were quick to point out that men won all of the awards at the UAE's 'Gender Balance Index' awards.
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The U.S. Military's Lost Wars
William Astore | commondreams.org | 2019-01-28
Turn now to the invasion of Iraq: in May 2003, President George W. Bush cockily announced "Mission Accomplished" from the deck of an aircraft carrier, only to see victory in Baghdad degenerate into insurgency and a quagmire conflict that established conditions for the rise of the Islamic State. (Photo: DVIDSHUB/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Trump's Latest Neocon Adviser Assigned Task of Overthrowing Maduro in Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
Donald Trump is no different than his predecessors. During the campaign, he said whatever he had to in order to get elected. He promised to close down the neocon foreign wars and also fight the "deep state" by draining the … | The post Trump's Latest Neocon Adviser Assigned Task of Overthrowing Maduro in Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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Romania to Give Holocaust Survivors Top Honors
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-28
WARSAW, Poland — The Latest on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (all times local): | 12: 05 a.m. | Romania's president is giving one of the country's highest honors to eight Romanian Jews who survived the Holocaust and dedicated their lives to keeping the memory of Holocaust victims alive. | President Klaus Iohannis said he is awarding the national "Order of Faithful Service" honor to the Holocaust survivors on Monday to "mark their suffering … and for … moral attitude they showed during their lives." | One of the honorees, 94-year-old Rachel Davidovits was taken from her school in northern Romani…
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After war, Iraq battles drugs as people seek solace in heroin
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
High levels of unemployment and poverty in Iraq lead to an alarming rise in heroin addiction.
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The Nine Worst Lawfare Injustices in the US and What They Tell Us About Ourselves
Steve Downs | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
The law should apply equally to everyone. The 14thAmendment guarantees to all Americans the "equal protection of the laws". But when we go to war this guarantee is often violated. War means designating an "enemy" to be defeated using every available means including the law. We call this "lawfare" when the law, instead of providing…
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When Is a Democracy not a Democracy? When It's Venezuela and the US is Pushing Regime Change
Joe Emersberger | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-28
Venezuela has as much right to call itself a democracy as does the United States. Until that is understood by enough people, the Trump administration will continue to devastate Venezuela's economy with illegal sanctions and push it towards civil war. | The post When Is a Democracy not a Democracy? When It's Venezuela and the US is Pushing Regime Change appeared first on MintPress News.
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There's Only One Way to Win the 'War on Terror'
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-28
America's leaders, civilian and military, can't stop turning Middle East victories into defeats. So how do we get off this suicidal path? | The post There's Only One Way to Win the 'War on Terror' appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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All foreign forces will leave Afghanistan, says President Ghani
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
President's comments come as both US and Taliban officials hailed progress after six days of talks in Qatar ended.
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McCain May Be Dead, but 'Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran' Still Resounds
Brian Cloughley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-28
In 2007, when making a speech during his bid for the presidency of the United States, the late Senator John McCain spoke about Iran's supposed nuclear weapons' programme and when questioned as to whether there might be U.S. reaction to such allegations responded by singing: That old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran… bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb." | This jovial retort about kill…
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"Affordable" Health Insurance vs Health Care
Tom Crofton | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
This is really the crux of the issue and is the divide we need to emphasize in our next round of fixing the Democratic Party. There is no such thing as affordable health insurance, because on a purely moral basis, no one should have to pay for administration costs to deny coverage, and to generate…
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Complacency and the Environmental Catastrophe
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
Ask any reasonably well-informed person what the cause of climate change is and the chances are they will say greenhouse gas emissions (GGE's), but they would only be partially correct. While it is true that man-made GGE's are clogging Earth's lower atmosphere, trapping heat and resulting in widespread climate change, the underlying 21st century cause,…
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Those MAGA-Hatted Covington Kids
David Underhill | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
Yes, the Black Hebrew Israelites spat racist taunts at the MAGA-hatted Kentucky high school kids. And yes, the drumming Native American inserted himself between the two groups. But the head MAGA boy did block the drummer's path and stood there with a defiant smirk that exactly duplicated the sneers of his predecessors a couple generations…
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The Shame of the One Percent Continues
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
Speaking at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Sir David Attenborough called on government and business leaders to support, with practical plans, "United Nations decisions on climate change, sustainable development, and a new deal for nature."
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Venezuela: None of Our Business
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
On January 23, the President of Venezuela's National Assembly, Juan Guaido, was sworn in as "interim president." In what was presumably a pre-coordinated move, Guaido's administration was quickly recognized by the governments of the United States, Canada, and several countries in Latin America. Guaido's claim rests on a provision in Venezuela's constitution which allows him…
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Kamala Harris Runs For President Should African Americans Listen?
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
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A Campaign Finance Proposal: Let's Do Away with SOTU
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
Well, Trump blinked. In his standoff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over the 2019 State of the Union address, the president finally conceded that he doesn't get to deliver the speech before a joint session of Congress unless he's invited to do so — technically by the House and Senate, but as a practical…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/28/a-ca…

The Transgender Ban is All About Bigotry and Distraction
Jill Richardson | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
The Supreme Court just paved the way for Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military to move ahead, at least pending other court challenges. The ban will harm the military and help no one, while doing nothing to address the nation's real problems. I'm neither transgender nor in the military, but I count…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/28/the-…

Small Laws, Great Crimes: the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act
Philip Doe | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-28
It's been said that small laws breed great crimes. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act is such a law. The crimes committed against the people in its name are legion. But it got even more criminal last week when the Colorado Supreme Court decided the protection of public health and the environment was not the purpose…
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Nigeria: Buhari Suspends Top Judge Before National Elections
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-28
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari suspended a Supreme Court Judge on Friday based on corruption allegations which sparked heavy internal controversy ahead of the Feb. 16. national elections. | RELATED: | Nigerian Rights Group Estimates 20,000 Kidnapped Girls in Mali | Chief justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen is currently facing trial on charges of faili…
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Benny Gantz Runs on "Heroic" Gaza Slaughters Undertaken at Netanyahu's Command
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-28
Gantz, much like most Israeli generals today, can claim to have accomplishments all day long; the fact remains, however, that for decades no Israeli general has faced another army. | The post Benny Gantz Runs on "Heroic" Gaza Slaughters Undertaken at Netanyahu's Command appeared first on MintPress News.
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UN team probing Jamal Khashoggi killing arrives in Turkey
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
Investigators in Istanbul for a week are seeking access to the Saudi consulate but haven't heard back from Riyadh.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/team-…

Dutch Deflect Responsibility for Migrants, Leave 47 at Sea
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-28
The Netherlands refused an Italian request Monday to take in 47 migrants on a humanitarian ship that is being blocked from Italian ports, saying there was a need to distinguish between genuine refugees and economic migrants. | RELATED | 180 Minors Unaccounted For by Dutch Immigration Service | The Sea Watch 3, run by a German humanitarian group and flying a Dutch flag, rescued the migrants from a rubber boat off the Libyan coast more than a week ago. Since then it has been sailing throu…
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Netherlands turns down request to accept 47 rescued migrants
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
Rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 rescued the migrants from a rubber boat off the Libyan coast more than a week ago.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/nethe…

Court packing in coal country
Billy Corriher | zcomm.org | 2019-01-28
If a pending bill passes in West Virginia, Republican Gov. Jim Justice — a billionaire former coal company executive — will appoint 82 percent of the state's appellate judiciary in just his first term…
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Israeli General Mounts Challenge to Netanyahu by Flaunting Gaza Carnage
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
With April's elections looming, Benjamin Netanyahu has good reason to fear Benny Gantz, his former army chief. Gantz has launched a new party, named Israeli Resilience, just as the net of corruption indictments is closing around the prime minister…. | The post Israeli General Mounts Challenge to Netanyahu by Flaunting Gaza Carnage appeared first on Global Research.
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'Muslim Ban': Two Years on, Trump's Order Still Destroying Lives
Ali Harb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
Families split; travellers stranded; students unable to attend their universities; people being forced to be away from their loved ones. | Two years after President Donald Trump signed an executive order severely restricting travel from several Muslim-majority countries, the effects of … | The post 'Muslim Ban': Two Years on, Trump's Order Still Destroying Lives appeared first on Global Research.
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Bank of England Refused to Return $1.2bn in Gold to Venezuela — Reports
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
Britain rejected Venezuela's request to withdraw $1.2bn in gold stored in the UK, according to reports. It was enough for the self-declared and US-backed 'president', Juan Guaido, to support the alleged move. | The Bank of England blocked Venezuela's attempts | … | The post Bank of England Refused to Return $1.2bn in Gold to Venezuela — Reports appeared first on Global Research.
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Citizen Scientists and Bee Populations
Julian Vigo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
Imidacloprid — a type of neonicotinoid — changes the way that worker bees interact with the colony's larvae: they become less social, stop nursing larvae, experience altered social and spatial dynamics within nests, and cease hive insulation construction. | A research … | The post Citizen Scientists and Bee Populations appeared first on Global Research.
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Before Venezuela: The Long History of U.S. Intervention in Latin America
People's World | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses the United States of trying to orchestrate a coup against him, and that allegation has resonance among many in a region where Washington has a long history of interventions–military and otherwise. | Ever since the early … | The post Before Venezuela: The Long History of U.S. Intervention in Latin America appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump Floated "Military Option" in Venezuela with Sen. Graham
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
Military option on the table — that's what Axios reporter Jonathan Swan was told when discussing the Venezuela crisis with Sen. Lindsey Graham. In a breaking exclusive Sunday evening, Axios has revealed key explosive contents of a recent meeting … | The post Trump Floated "Military Option" in Venezuela with Sen. Graham appeared first on Global Research.
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On Target: Ukraine Re-writes History by Celebrating Nazi Collaborator
Scott Taylor | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
For the approximately 200 Canadian military trainers currently deployed to Ukraine, it is likely that on the first of January they would have witnessed a torch lit procession. Throughout Kiev and numerous other towns in Western Ukraine, thousands of civilians … | The post On Target: Ukraine Re-writes History by Celebrating Nazi Collaborator appeared first on Global Research.
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Japan beats Iran to reach Asian Cup football final
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
Osako scores a brace in Japan's 3-0 win, the first time in the current tournament that Iran conceded a goal.
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Regime Change Is Not the Answer: Rep. Ro Khanna Speaks Out Against U.S.-Backed Coup in Venezuela
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-28
More information has come to light about the direct U.S. role in an attempted coup in Venezuela. The Wall Street Journal reports Vice President Mike Pence called opposition leader Juan Guaidó on the night before he declared himself to be president, pledging U.S. support for his actions. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused the United States of attempting to wage a coup. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named Elliott Abrams to be his special envoy to Venezuela. Abrams is a right-wing hawk who was convicted in 1991 for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra scandal, but he was later p…
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Germany: Commission Prompts Coal Exit by 2038
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-28
Germany's government-appointed commission urged decision-makers to stop the production of energy via coal-powered stations by 2038. | RELATED: | WFP: Germany Contributes US$4.5 Million to Aid South Sudan | The panel is represented by 28 members coming from different backgrounds such as mining regions, utility companies, scientists, and environmentalists.
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Armed Forces of Venezuela Reaffirm Support for President Maduro
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-28
Defense Minister of Venezuela Vladimir Padrino López, reiterated his support for democracy and for the government of Nicolas Maduro, saying that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) has only one president, the one elected by a majority vote in the elections of May 2018. | RELATED | Venezuela: Foreign Minister Blasts EU Terms for Venezuela | "We do not have three options, nor do we have three presidents or two presidents — we have only one president. He is the constitutiona…
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The radicalization of U.S. policy on Venezuela
Steve Ellner | mronline.org | 2019-01-28
Steve Ellner examines the Trump Administration's recognition of a shadow government and, in so doing, the U.S.'s violation of international law. | Source…
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European leaders back Trump effort to overthrow Venezuelan government
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-28
LONDON–European leaders have shown themselves eager to join forces with the United States in their push for regime change in Venezuela, issuing democratically-elected President Nicolás Maduro an ultimatum, giving him eight days to call an election. France, Germany, and Britain have sided with the Trump regime, backing Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who issued a …
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Venezuela does not need another charismatic strongman
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
It needs strong institutions and the rule of law.
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Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-28
Latest updates as Venezuela plunges into a major crisis amid a growing row over Nicolas Maduro's presidency.
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Gazans Rally in Support of Venezuela After Attempted Coup
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-28
A large of number of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip rallied Monday in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who is facing an attempted coup supported by the United States. | RELATED: | Venezuelan President Maduro: All of Europe Kneeling at Trump's Feet | The rally held outside of the United Nation's office in the Gaza Strip was organized by th…
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Canada Is Complicit in Venezuela's US-Backed Coup D'état
Yves Engler — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-28
Ottawa's active role in the current US-backed effort to oust Maduro is the latest chapter in a long history of Canadian imperialist meddling in the region.
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Forum "Resisting the US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela"
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-01-28
2969 Mission St., near 26th St…
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Rep. Ro Khanna Speaks Out Against US-Backed Coup in Venezuela
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-01-28
More information has come to light about the direct US role in an attempted coup in Venezuela. The Wall Street Journal reports Vice President Mike Pence called opposition leader Juan Guaidó on the night before he declared himself to be president, pledging US support for his actions. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused the United States of attempting to wage a coup. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named Elliott Abrams to be his special envoy to Venezuela. Abrams is a right-wing hawk who was convicted in 1991 for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra scandal, but he…
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Wave of xenophobic violence against Venezuelans living in Ecuador
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-28
The mob attacks in Ecuador's northern region, bordering Colombia, came as the country's government joined Washington in support of the coup attempt in Venezuela.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01…

A Very "Informed" Elizabeth Warren Explains Exactly Why Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan Should Be Fired
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-28
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday reiterated her calls for Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan to be fired, saying, "His hands are too dirty from overseeing years of scams and scandals." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist Makana/NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth
Lydia Sherwood | indybay.org | 2019-01-28
Described as "dazzling" by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, composer and activist who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. | Recently he toured Russia and recorded "Mourning Armageddon" in a newly decommissioned nuclear bunker in Moscow. He is performing at Yoshi's on February 21.
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Israel, lizenziert zum Tà∂ten
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-28
‚ÄûMit seiner và∂llig unerwarteten Aktion hat Israel Angriffe auf milità§rische Ziele in Syrien offiziallisiert und die syrischen Behà∂rden davor gewarnt, Rache an Israel zu àºben" — so berichteten die italienischen Medien àºber den gestrigen Angriff Israels in Syrien mit Marschflugkà∂rpern … | The post Israel, lizenziert zum Tà∂ten appeared first on Global Research.
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From Premature Deaths to Planet-Heating Emissions, Analysis Reveals Costs of Trump's Fossil Fuel Giveaways
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-28
A new Associated Press analysis shows that while the Trump administration's deregulation of the fossil fuel industry is likely to save oil and gas companies billions of dollars, the cost in terms of human death and suffering as a result of the environmental devastation will be incalculable. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Omar and Jayapal Demand US Rule Out Military Intervention in Venezuela
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-01-28
After President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton openly threatened Venezuela's elected government on Twitter and White House officials continued to warn that US military intervention remains "on the table," Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Sunday acknowledged the ongoing political and economic crises in Venezuela but argued that American military action must be e…
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Shutdown cost US economy $11 billion, incl $3 billion permanent loss — Congressional Budget Office
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-28
The partial shutdown of the federal government cost the US economy $11 billion, according to analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), almost double the $5.6 billion President Trump had requested for a border wall. | …
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White House Protest: No Matter What You Think of Venezuela, No Intervention!
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-28
Protesters gathered outside the White House on Saturday, to express their outrage about the US preparing to overthrow and intervene in yet another country. Medea Benjamin and Max Blumenthal were there | The post White House Protest: No Matter What You Think of Venezuela, No Intervention! appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Skills for Activists: How to Use Sound Systems – Level 2
San Jose Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-01-28
San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Exp, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…
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Experts Warn Trump's New 'Low-Yield' Warheads Will Make Nuclear War More Likely
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-28
Warning that the U.S. is already engaging in a new nuclear arms race as officials announced the development of a new "low-yield" warhead, nuclear disarmament campaigners ramped up their calls Monday for nations to sign on to an international treaty prohibiting the use of nuclear weapons. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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AP report exposes US role in right-wing coup in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-28
The escalating conflict raises the prospect of a US-instigated civil war with devastating consequences for Venezuela and Latin America.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01…

We Don't Need Another Billionaire Businessman Candidate
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-01-28
Over the past few months there's been a lot of chatter about former New York mayor and multibillionaire Michael Bloomberg throwing his hat into the ring for president. If he does run, he reportedly plans to do so in the Democratic Party, as an alternative to all the progressives. Good luck with that. | On Sunday, we got confirmation that yet another multib…
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'Good for business': Trump adviser Bolton admits US interest in Venezuela's 'oil capabilities'
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-28
With the Venezuela crisis escalating after the US' provocative intervention against elected leader Nicolas Maduro last week, an honest admission by National Security Advisor John Bolton was overlooked by the media: It's about oil. | …
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White House Won't Rule Out Attacking Venezuela Militarily
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-28
(ANTIWAR.COM) — While the indications are that the immediate US efforts on trying to impose regime change in Venezuela will be mostly economic, the White House also seems to be going out of its way to insist that attacking the South American country militarily is still "on the table." Mick Mulvaney said that the president wouldn't be …

White House Won’t Rule Out Attacking Venezuela Militarily

Skills for Activists: How to Use Sound Systems
San Jose Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-01-28
San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Exp, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/26…

Critics Say Howard Schultz "Seriously Considering" 2020 Run Shows He's Not Qualified for Position
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-28
"If Howard Schultz were 'seriously thinking' about an independent run for president," quipped Larry Sabato, "he would have abandoned the idea already." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Hundreds missing, 58 dead in Brazil mine disaster
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-28
The population of Brumadinho and all of Brazil reacted with anger and revulsion against this tragedy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01…

We Are Destroying Our Life Support System
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-01-28
The warming of planet Earth continues apace, and the ramifications become ever more stunning with each passing month. While no single meteorological event or phenomenon can be attributed solely to human-caused climate disruption, this is now nearly always the leading cause of the event, or at the very least a major contributing factor. | Recent data from the World Meteorological office showed that 2018 was the fourth warmest on record, making the last f…
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"It Can't Be Warren and It Can't Be Sanders": Wall Street Executives Make 2020 Preferences Known
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-28
"Wall Street likes Biden, Booker, Harris, Gillibrand, and Beto. Guess who they hate? Sanders and Warren. All the rest is commentary." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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As Trump's War Hawks Threaten Venezuela, Omar and Jayapal Demand US Rule Out Military Intervention
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-28
"We have to wonder, if Trump and Pompeo are so worried about human rights and democracy in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua, why do they actively support horrible regimes in Brazil, Guatemala, and Honduras?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Anti-homeless terrorists break our van window on MLK day
John Cohen-Colby | indybay.org | 2019-01-28
The night of MLK day anti-homeless terrorists shattered the rear window of the van my sister Patricia Colby, I and our two emotional assistance cats live in. This was the latest hate crime in a gang stalking campaign by Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) which began with death threats against us in 2010. TBSC hate criminals connected with a gang of Section 8 criminals gang stalking us since we had HUD Fair Housing complaints against the consecutive managements of the Mission Gardens Apartments (MGA) — TerraCorp Financial and The John Stewart Company (JSCO). They conspired with the MGA gang stalkers to run us out b…
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Defense of Gov't of Venezuela: Litmus Test for Pres Candidates
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-01-28
Oil-rich Venezuela is now preparing to defend itself against an American imperialist coup, supported by the Democratic and Republican Parties together. One of these twin parties of war and fascism, the Democrats, now has a thundering herd announcing their candidacy for president, 2 years before the November 2020 election, obviously in an attempt to make sure Americans do not vote socialist (Peace & Freedom) or Green. The biggest star of them all is 77 year old Bernie Sanders, the Democrats' sheepdog in 2016, who has no intention of actually being president. He has always supported US imperialism against Venezuela…
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Pope Francis Calls for 'Just, Peaceful Solution' in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-27
Pope Francis, in his first remarks on the Venezuelan political crisis, called on Sunday for a just and peaceful solution that respects human rights. | RELATED: | UK Labour Lawmakers, High-profile Activists, Academics Defend Venezuela Against Intervention | "Faced with the grave situation it is going through, I ask the Lord that a just and peaceful solution is sought and achieved in order to overcome the crisis, respecting human rights (and) the good of…
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Venezuelan President Maduro Leads Military Exercises
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-27
President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro, led the 41st Armored Brigade of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) in military activities that took place Saturday at Fort Paramacay while preparing for upcoming military exercises in February. | RELATED | Venezuela Rejects EU Ultimatum 'Befitting Old Colonial Powers' | "We are preparing the most important exercises in the history of Venezuela, because we are going to demonstrate the military power of an armed force with operational c…
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New Yorkers rally for Marzieh Hashemi
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-27
New York, NY — On January 25 several dozen activists gathered in Grand Central Station to bring attention to the case of Marzieh Hashemi. Hashemi is a Muslim, African-American journalist who was imprisoned on January 13 when she was arrested by the FBI at the Saint Louis International Airport. She was on her way to visit her sick brother in Denver. For almost two weeks she as held as a "material witness" for an undisclosed investigation. | Hashemi was finally released shortly before the protest, but her family asked for the protesters who were mobilizing to continue their plans, so they could bring awarenes…
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Venezuela's Maduro: All of Europe Kneeling at Trump's Feet
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-27
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday rejected an international ultimatum to call elections within eight days and said opposition leader Juan Guaido had violated the country's constitution by declaring himself leader. | RELATED: UK Labour Lawmakers, High-profile Activists, Academics Defend Venezuela Against Intervention | "Europe has an insolent position, unsustainable, unpresentable. And it should withdraw its ultimatum. No one gives us ulti…
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Miami protest demands: "No to U.S. coup in Venezuela!"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-27
Doral, FL- Fifty passionate activists gathered on a sidewalk across from the Univision TV station in Miami, January 26, to denounce U.S. attempts to overthrow the democratically-elected government in Venezuela. The protest targeted the overt and illegal coup plans being hatched by Donald Trump and the U.S government, and media stations like Univision and CNN who continue to spread propaganda pushing for intervention and regime change. | The energized crowd shouted, "Hands off Venezuela!" and "I,2,3,4 intervention no more!" They held signs and banners in English and Spanish along with pictures of late-Venezuelan P…
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Yemeni Mothers Protest Detentions of Sons in UAE-run Prisons
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-27
Women are demanding Yemen's officials deliver information on their imprisoned sons detained in an UAE-run prison, the Association of Mothers of Abductees said during a protest in Aden Sunday. | RELATED: | Yemen: Saudi-led Coalition Bombs Capital, Residents Say 'Deadliest in a Year' | "We call on the government, the minister of the interior and the Attorney-General to reveal the fate of the dozens of missing prisoners a…
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New York protests U.S. coup attempt in Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-27
New York, NY – Two actions were held here on January 26, in defense of Venezuela against the U.S.-backed attempted coup. | The first was held outside of the Cuban Mission with over 50 people in attendance. The action was hosted by various groups, including International Action Center, and featured speakers from national liberation movements and anti-imperialist organizations. All organizations stated their solidarity with Venezuela and opposed the coup. | "Before you blame Maduro or Chávez for starvation and other problems in Venezuela, look first at the U.S., which has collaborated with the wealthy class in Ven…
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Tallahassee rallies against U.S. intervention in Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-27
Tallahassee, FL – On January 26 dozens gathered at the Florida State Capitol building in protest of Donald Trump's recognition of the right-wing self-appointed presidency of Juan Guaido in Venezuela. The democratically-elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has called this a coup attempt ordered by the U.S. government. | "We should value the voices of the people. Juan Guaido did not run in the previous election and was not voted in. It's imperative to recognize leaders who were democratically elected, not political figures who seek to undermine the masses and simply declare themselves president," sa…
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Juan Guaido: Designated US Puppet in Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-27
Nicolas Marduro is Venezuela's legitimate democratically elected and reelected president. | The country's process is scrupulously open, free, and fair, the world's best, a model for other nations. Polar opposite to America's fantasy democracy, the best money can buy. | Coup d'etats … | The post Juan Guaido: Designated US Puppet in Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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Deal to End US Government Shutdown. "Fake National Emergency" on Mexican Border
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-27
Did Trump blink? Did undemocratic Dems win the 35-day standoff? | On Friday, DLT announced a deal to reopen government for three weeks without having gotten congressional border wall funding. | He vowed to build a "wall or steel barrier (in) predetermined … | The post Deal to End US Government Shutdown. "Fake National Emergency" on Mexican Border appeared first on Global Research.
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Netanyahu's Election Bombing Campaign May Lead to Battle: Syria and Hezbollah Have Their Fingers on the Trigger
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-27
Israel has attacked Syria many times during the last seven years of war imposed on Syria. It has run red-lights and broken taboos in order to provoke the "Axis of the Resistance" inside Syria, but has refrained from infuriating Hezbollah … | The post Netanyahu's Election Bombing Campaign May Lead to Battle: Syria and Hezbollah Have Their Fingers on the Trigger appeared first on Global Research.
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Turkey's Current Policy in Syria Taking Account of US Threat
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-01-27
The city of Manbij is currently the focal point of the Turkish government's policy towards Syria. The topicality of the issue increased after Donald Trump had announced the pullout of US troops from the war-torn Arab country. Acquiring special significance in this light are the Turkish-American agreements that the two countries attained on the eve […] | The post Turkey's Current Policy in Syria Taking Account of US Threat appeared first on United World International.
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A new abnormal
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-01-27
Humanity now faces two simultaneous existential threats, either of which would be cause for extreme concern and immediate attention. These major threats–nuclear weapons and climate change–were exacerbated this past year by the increased use of information warfare to undermine democracy around the world, amplifying risk from these and other threats and putting the future of […] | Source…
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CIA Was Aiding "Jihadists" before Soviets Invaded Afghanistan
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-27
Originally, there were four parties involved in the Afghan conflict which are mainly responsible for the debacle in the Af-Pak region. Firstly, the former Soviet Union which invaded Afghanistan in December 1979. Secondly, Pakistan's security agencies which nurtured the Afghan … | The post CIA Was Aiding "Jihadists" before Soviets Invaded Afghanistan appeared first on Global Research.
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"Naya Pakistan": Come One, Come All, and See "New Pakistan" with Your Own Eyes!
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-27
Prime Minister Imran Khan's "Naya Pakistan" ("New Pakistan") just passed legislation loosening the country's previously difficult visa procedure to allow for most of the world's nationalities to either receive one on arrival or electronically, which will not only boost … | The post "Naya Pakistan": Come One, Come All, and See "New Pakistan" with Your Own Eyes! appeared first on Global Research.
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The Vultures of Caracas
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-27
We are frequently told that people in Venezuela have no food, clothing or toilet paper, and that popular discontent with the left wing government is driven by real hunger. There are elements of truth in this story, though the causes … | The post The Vultures of Caracas appeared first on Global Research.
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