Daily Archives: January 29, 2019

2019-01-29: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2019-01-29). 86% of Venezuelans Oppose Military Intervention, 81% Against US Sanctions, Local Polling Shows. grayzoneproject.com The vast majority of Venezuelans oppose military intervention and US sanctions to try to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power,…

Whitney Webb (2019-01-29). Washington follows Ukraine, Syria roadmap in push for Venezuela regime change. mronline.org What happens in Venezuela going forward will have major consequences for the entire region and the world; and, with the U.S. already pushing countries to pick sides, the world may soon become as divided as it was immediately preceding WW II. | Source

aljazeera (2019-01-29). Sudan intelligence chief orders release of protest detainees. aljazeera.com Decision to free those arrested during protests comes as international pressure mounts over handling of demonstrations.

David Studdert (2019-01-29). Yellow Vest: The Gilet Jaune and 'France Profonde'. mintpressnews.com On the 12th December, The Guardian published an article entitled 'If you want to understand the Gilets Jaunes you have to leave Paris'. The article had little by way of analysis, devoting itself to a standard 'look at me I live in France' one up man-ship. The ostensible topic, the Gilets Jaunes and questions concerning why now, who and where — surely the key questions — were largely ignored or under-developed. | I too live in France, about 800 kilometres from Paris: in South West Fr…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-29). Headlines for January 29, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela in Latest Challenge to Maduro, White House Raises Specter of Military Intervention in Venezuela, CBO: Gov't Shutdown Caused $3 Billion Permanent Loss to Economy, Joshua Tree Damage from Shutdown Could Take 300 Years to Recover, DOJ Charges Huawei with Bank Fraud, Seeks CFO's Extradition, Yemen: Attack on Camp Kills 8 Civilians as Ceasefire Is Delayed, Polar Vortex Hits Midwest, Bringing Dangerous Conditions, Senate Advances Anti-BDS Bill, Acting AG: Mueller Probe "Close to Being Completed", Virginia Teachers Protest for Fair Wages and Education Funding, Immigrant Rights Activis…

South Front (2019-01-29). Video: Kurdish Leadership at Crossroads Between Turkey and Assad. globalresearch.ca On January 25, hundreds of Kurdish protesters stormed a Turkish military base near the northern Iraqi city of Dahuk in response to Turkish airstrikes that killed two Kurdish civilians on January 23. According to the pro-Kurdish NRT TV, Turkish soldiers …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-01-29). Crises of Governance Escalates in Western Capitalist States. Trump, Macron, May. globalresearch.ca France has once again been the scene of the "gilet jaunes" (yellow vests) demonstrations against the worsening social conditions of workers under the neo-liberal policies of La Republique en Marche government of President Emmanuel Macron. | Protests on January 26 attracted …

Kathy Kelly (2019-01-29). Defying War and Defining Peace in Afghanistan. zcomm.org We in the U.S. have much to learn from Afghan women human rights advocates and the People's Peace Movement regarding the futility of war…

Kathy Kelly (2019-01-29). Who Should Negotiate Peace in Afghanistan? progressive.org "The war was started by men, the war will be ended by men . . but it's the women and children who suffer the most and they have a right to define peace."

Robert Dodge (2019-01-29). New Green Deal and Nuclear Doomsday Clock. commondreams.org There is no greater social, economic, health or environmental threat to our communities, children and world than the constant real and present threat of nuclear war either by intent, miscalculation or accident. (Photo: Lamerie/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-01-29). Venezuela Begins Investigation, Bans Travel for Juan Guaido. telesurenglish.net The Attorney General of Venezuela Tareck William Saab reported Tuesday afternoon that a preliminary investigation by the Public Ministry against lawmaker and president of the in-contempt National Assembly, Juan Guaido based on his responsibility in various events that have occurred since January 22, which "have damaged the peace of the Republic, the economy and national pride" he added. | RELATED | Understanding Venezuela's Crisis: An Interview With Guillaume Long | The fa…

Kevin Zeese (2019-01-29). Venezuela: What Activists Need to Know About the US-led Coup. globalresearch.ca Two things stand out about the US coup in Venezuela. First, it is unusually open. Typically, the US tries to hide its coups. Second, the coup is built on a series of obvious falsehoods, yet the bi-partisans in Washington, with …

Whitney Webb (2019-01-29). The US Senate Just Quietly Advanced A Free Speech Busting Anti-BDS Bill. mintpressnews.com Under the guise of preventing "anti-Semitism," this anti-BDS bill represents a fraught, Orwellian overreach by Congress into the private lives of all Americans and their right to make politically-motivated decisions.

Stephen Lendman (2019-01-29). UN Security Council Face-Off on Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The Trump regime launched an old-fashioned coup d'etat attempt to gain another imperial trophy — what it's done scores of times before since the 19th century. | Key for the US is controlling what it's coveted since Hugo Chavez's election …

Philip Giraldi (2019-01-29). NewsGuard: A Neoconservative Contrivance Which Promotes an Establishment View. globalresearch.ca There's a new thought policeman in town. He calls himself NewsGuard and he promises to restore "Trust and Accountability" to what one reads online. His website elaborates that "NewsGuard uses journalism to fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation. Our trained …

Dan Cohen (2019-01-29). The Making of Juan Guaido: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader. mintpressnews.com Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington's elite regime change trainers. While posing as a champion of democracy, he has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization.

Dan Cohen (2019-01-29). The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader. grayzoneproject.com Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington's elite regime change trainers. While posing as a…

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-01-29). Trump's Venezuela Fiasco. globalresearch.ca Last week President Trump announced that the United States would no longer recognize Nicolas Maduro as president of Venezuela and would recognize the head of its national assembly, Juan Guaido, as president instead. US thus openly backs regime change. …

Consortiumnews (2019-01-29). How Russia-gate Rationalized Censorship. consortiumnews.com From the Archives: Russia-gate mania spread beyond a strategy for neutralizing Donald Trump or removing him from office into an excuse for stifling U.S. dissent that challenges the New Cold War, reported Joe Lauria on Dec. 4, 2017. By Joe Lauria… Read more →

teleSUR (2019-01-29). China Affirms Support for Venezuela, Condemns Sanctions. telesurenglish.net China condemned the economic sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the United States and warned that the North American nation must answer for the serious consequences of this measure towards the South American country. | RELATED | Russia, China Caution US Against A Venezuelan Coup | "The sanctions of certain countries against Venezuela will deteriorate the lives of the population. They must be responsible for the serious consequences tha…

aljazeera (2019-01-29). Trump ally Roger Stone pleads not guilty to Russia probe charges. aljazeera.com Trump's longtime friend and ally is charged with making false statements to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction.

Yemenpress (2019-01-29). Statistics of 1,400 Days of the Saudi-led Coalition War on Yemen. globalresearch.ca Ein Insaniah Center for Rights and Development in Sanaa on Wednesday released the latest statistics that included the number of civilian casualties during the 1400 days of the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen, as well as the loss of infrastructure …

Fight Back (2019-01-29). Workers end government shutdown by withholding labor, show path forward for unions. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL — As the partial government shutdown entered its 35th day on January 25, federal workers gave the country a lesson in the power of labor. Citing "a slight increase in sick leave" at two of the largest air traffic control centers on the eastern seaboard, the Federal Aviation Authority ordered a 90-minute ground stop for flights going into LaGuardia Airport in New York City. | Within hours, President Donald Trump announced an end to the shutdown, after taking a deal offered three weeks earlier by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. The deal to reopen the government and provide b…

Jamie Raskin, Rob Richie (2019-01-29). A Crowded 2020 Presidential Primary Field Calls for Ranked Choice Voting. commondreams.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and former vice president Joe Biden. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2019-01-29). Warren's Push for a Wealth Tax Could Be a Game Changer. thenation.com Warren's Push for a Wealth Tax Could Be a Game Changer…

aljazeera (2019-01-29). Aid group warns Yemen truce 'on verge of collapsing'. aljazeera.com International Rescue Committee urges the world to step up pressure on the warring parties to stick to their commitments.

Jacob Sugarman (2019-01-29). There Are Only Two Democratic Hopefuls Wall Street Fears. truthdig.com A new report suggests the financial industry is eager to be rid of Trump but wary of seeing a true progressive in the White House.

Dan Corjescu (2019-01-29). Declare a Green War Now! counterpunch.org Struggle has brought man into being. Struggle against nature, against other humans, within himself. Today it is no different. The task now set before us is gargantuan transformation. Nothing less is required than changing humanity's social and economic relationship to the planet. The good news is that more and more people are aware and willing More

Edward Curtin (2019-01-29). The CIA Then and Now: Old Wine in New Bottles. globalresearch.ca "And as the flames climbed high into the night | To light the sacrificial rite | I saw Satan laughing with delight | The day the music died" | — Don McLean, "American Pie" | The Nazis had a name for their propaganda and mind-control …

STAFF (2019-01-29). Officials Urge Vaccinations Amid Northwest Measles Outbreak. truthdig.com VANCOUVER, Wash.—Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. | The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases suspected. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. | Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate agains…

Eugene Robinson (2019-01-29). This Is No Time for Howard Schultz's Foolishness. commondreams.org The anti-Trump majority of Democrats, independents and sensible Republicans must let Schultz know, in no uncertain terms, that this is no time for such foolishness.(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

SouthFront (2019-01-29). Bellingcat Member Likely Behind Toronto-Based Venezuelan Pro-Opposition News Outlet. mintpressnews.com The "open-intelligence investigation network," Bellingcat, is infamous for its biased reporting and forwarding the mainstream media narrative. Its connections to the Institute of Statecraft and its pet project the Integrity Initiative are also no secret.

Mark Gruenberg (2019-01-29). Air traffic controllers: Shutdown left U.S. aviation system near collapse. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The 35-day federal government shutdown/lockout left the U.S. aviation system near collapse, the president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) says. And it could happen again as soon as mid-February, warns union President Paul Rinaldi. Rinaldi reviewed the shutdown and its impact in a Jan. 29 speech to the Aero Club of Washington …

teleSUR (2019-01-29). China VP Arrives in US For Talks, Huawei Detention Concerns. telesurenglish.net Chinese Vice Premier Liu He arrived in Washington D.C. on Monday in an attempt to move forward a new round of trade negotiations with the White House despite the extradition request of Huawei CFO sticking out like a sore thumb. | RELATED: | Canada: Gov't Sacks Diplomat Critical of Huawei CFO Extradition | Liu is heading a delegation composed of stat…

Pablo Vivanco (2019-01-29). U.S.-Led Coup Pushes Venezuela to Brink of Civil War, Intervention. progressive.org The U.S. Treasury has given opposition leader Juan Guaido control over U.S. bank accounts of the Venezuelan government and Venezuelan Central Bank. Is military action involving U.S. troops imminent?

Tasnim News Agency (2019-01-29). US Caught Helping ISIS Commanders Escape from Taliban Prison in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca A large number of prisoners, all of them senior members of Daesh (also ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group, broke out of a Taliban prison in northwest Afghanistan after US troops helped them escape through a covert operation. | According to Tasnim …

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2019-01-29). The Experimental PolyMet Copper Sulfide Mine in Minnesota, the St Louis River, Lake Superior, and the Recent Brazilian Environmental Catastrophes. globalresearch.ca "ALL tailings 'ponds' are a problem. If they don't breach and spill massive amounts of toxic sludge into the environment like at Mount Polley, they leach that contamination slowly, poisoning the waters and lands (and aquifers) around them for centuries." …

teleSUR (2019-01-29). 5 Arrested After Brazil Dam Tragedy Which Killed 65. telesurenglish.net Three employees of Brazilian mining company Vale SA and two other engineers working on behalf of the company were arrested Tuesday, state prosecutors said, deepening a crisis for the company after another deadly disaster at one of its mines. | RELATED: | Brazil: 24,000 Ordered to Evacuate After Dam Burst Tragedy | In a statement on Twitter, Vale said it was coope…

Pepe Escobar (2019-01-29). Political Powerhouse Celso Amorim on the Iran Deal, Venezuela and a MutliPolar World. mintpressnews.com An interview with former Brazilian foreign minister Celso Amorim on how BRICS came into being, how the nuclear deal was done with Tehran and how the South dealt with Chavez

teleSUR (2019-01-29). Carlos Queiroz, The Coach Who Revolutionized Iran, Resigns. telesurenglish.net Arguably the greatest coach to have overseen the Iran national football team, Portuguese anomaly Carlos Queiroz left his post Monday afternoon, moments after his teams' 3-0 loss to Japan in the semi-final of the Asian Cup. | RELATED: | World Cup: Nike Seeks to Stop Iran's National Team From Using Their Cleats | The 65 year-old former assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United posted to his Instagram page, claiming, "The end is here," and citing legendary croo…

Shane Quinn (2019-01-29). Will The Planet Recover from Nuclear and Climate Assaults to Flourish Again? globalresearch.ca Around 66 million years ago a city-sized asteroid crashed into south-eastern Mexico, finally leaving behind it a crater almost 100 miles in diameter. The asteroid collided with a force of about one billion atomic bombs, such as the one dropped …

commondreams (2019-01-29). Saving $2 Billion in Polluter Profits Tops Trump EPA's 2018 'Accomplishments'. commondreams.org ______________________________…

aljazeera (2019-01-29). PG&E files for bankruptcy after devastating California wildfires. aljazeera.com The US's largest utility faces billions of dollars in potential damages after blazes swept through parts of California.

STAFF (2019-01-29). Trump Administration Ramps Up Interference in Venezuela. truthdig.com The Trump administration intensified its interference in politically-fractured Venezuela on Monday by announcing the seizure of billions of dollars in assets connected to the nation's state-owned oil company, a move critics decried as part of a "dangerous" U.S. policy to help opposition forces overthrow elected president Nicolás Maduro. | National Security Adviser John Bolton an…

Eva Golinger (2019-01-29). Video: Eva Golinger on Venezuela: 'Regime Change & Domination Are Bipartisan US Policies!" globalresearch.ca Afshin Rattansi speaks to Eva Golinger about the US' ongoing attempts at regime change in Venezuela to replace President Nicolas Maduro with Juan Guaido. | She discusses the history of US regime change in Veneuela and Latin America, the Maduro premiership …

aljazeera (2019-01-29). US gives Juan Guaido control over some Venezuelan assets. aljazeera.com Increasing pressure on Maduro, the US handed control of Venezuela's bank accounts in the US to the opposition leader…

Shamus Cooke (2019-01-29). Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump's Test On Venezuela's Coup. counterpunch.org When Trump announced his support for the unfolding coup in Venezuela, Bernie Sanders remained silent for 24 hours. This matters because coups are made or broken in the first moments or hours; a day during a coup can feel like a month or more. With each hour Bernie's silence roared louder. So much was hanging More

Mark Taliano (2019-01-29). Venezuela, and Canada's Duplicitous Criminality. globalresearch.ca Socialism isn't the problem. The problem in Venezuela is the cancer of Western-supported deep state agencies that are subverting its political economy for the perceived benefit of a tiny transnational oligarch class. | The same agencies which helped to renovate the …

aljazeera (2019-01-29). On the border, Venezuelans leave notes at the 'Wall of Laments'. aljazeera.com Venezuelans fleeing hyperinflation and poverty share stories of struggle at small cantina across the border in Colombia.

Various (2019-01-29). In Defense of Venezuela's Sovereignty: Statements of Solidarity from the International Community. venezuelanalysis.com Popular movements from around the globe oppose the US-led coup underway in Venezuela.

Greg Grandin (2019-01-29). Bret Stephens, the 'Times,' and Fearmongering Over Venezuela. thenation.com Bret Stephens, the 'Times,' and Fearmongering Over Venezuela…

aljazeera (2019-01-29). Venezuela's slow coup continues. aljazeera.com Opposition leader Juan Guaido's support base is not the Venezuelan people but foreign right-wing governments.

teleSUR (2019-01-29). US Threatens to Funnel Venezuelan Oil Revenues to Guaido. telesurenglish.net In a further move to execute a coup to overthrow the Venezuelan government bringing to power the self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, the United States government started diverting the oil revenues of the country to the opposition leader. | RELATED: | Maduro Denounces Citgo Takeover as 'Robbery' | The first time an official from the U.S. governme…

Brett Wilkins (2019-01-29). The History — and Hypocrisy — of US Meddling in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca There isn't a nation in the Western Hemisphere that hasn't at one time or another found itself caught in the far-reaching tentacles of US imperialism. Venezuela is certainly no exception. Washington has been meddling in its internal affairs since the …

unitedEditor (2019-01-29). Venezuela amid the struggle for control, energy and influence. uwidata.com The crisis in Venezuela can be explained in many ways and from different points of view, but little has been said about some of the fundamental issues related to geopolitics, natural resources and economics among some of the other issues intertwined in the conflict. Economic considerations are surely among the most central to the question. […]

Kenn Orphan (2019-01-29). The Empire's Propagandists. counterpunch.org With most media attention in the US on the government shutdown and border wall stand-off spectacle, the Trump administration has been quietly ramping up US militarism around the world. And it has set its sights on Venezuela, once again, by supporting a coup. Whether or not one supports the policies of Maduro or any other More

Adam H. Johnson (2019-01-29). Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times' Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America. truthdig.com There's a pattern that ranges from Guatemala in 1954, Chile in '73, Panama in '89, Venezuela in '02—clear to the present moment.

Yves Engler (2019-01-29). Canada Joins with Imperial 'Mafia' to Threaten Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Most Canadians think of their country as a force for good in the world, but recent efforts by Justin Trudeau's government to overthrow Venezuela's elected government have once again revealed the ugly truth about the Great White North. We …

Thomas Knapp (2019-01-29). 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

aljazeera (2019-01-29). Venezuela prosecutor moves to place travel ban on Guaido. aljazeera.com Chief prosecutor asked Supreme Court to open preliminary investigation into self-proclaimed president Guaido.

Betty Purcell — The Irish Times (2019-01-29). Venezuela Will Not Be an Easy Win for Donald Trump. venezuelanalysis.com Loyalties around politics in Caracas are more complicated than the West might think.

aljazeera (2019-01-29). 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.

aljazeera (2019-01-29). UN: Boko Haram threat displaces 30,000 from Nigeria's Rann town. aljazeera.com Fears of renewed attacks by the armed group prompt the exodus of more than 30,000 people from the Nigerian town of Rann.

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-01-29). Learning from Gandhi. 'The People's Charter to Create a Nonviolent World'. globalresearch.ca Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869: 150 years ago this year. | There will be many tributes to Gandhi published in 2019 so I would like to add one of my own. | This reflects not just my belief …

David DeGraw (2019-01-29). Overcoming Divide and Conquer Propaganda to Unite the American People. globalresearch.ca The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated… obstacles and adversity fuel our potential. Here's my first audio podcast… 2 hours to get things started, so much vital info to share while on the trail of our missing trillions……

Tony Cartalucci (2019-01-29). How the West Weaponizes Refugees It Creates. globalresearch.ca The only thing more sinister than intentionally creating refugees, is weaponizing them as leverage to further coerce nations and advance hegemonic ambitions. | The United States and its allies have done both extensively — from exploiting the flow of refugees fleeing …

Patrick Bond (2019-01-29). Zimbabwe's Capitalist Crisis: Imperial Vultures and Subimperial Doves Both Turn Away From Economic Carcass. counterpunch.org Return of the IMF? The most crucial potential bailout lender for Zimbabwe is still the much-feared IMF, to which Robert Mugabe's regime (questionably) repaid all arrears in late 2016. A series of self-delegitimizing 21st-century leaders have helped reduce its reputation: Rodrigo Rato (jailed last October for bank fraud), Dominique Strauss-Kahn (resigned in disgrace but demanded IMF support for his 2011 rape More

David N. Smith (2019-01-29). George Orwell's Message in a Bottle. counterpunch.org Last June the United States became the only nation to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, which a Trump official called a "cesspool of political bias." Just one day earlier, the U.N. Human Rights office had called Trump's detention of children at the Mexican border "unconscionable." Three days later, when the U.N. rapporteur More

Dana E. Abizaid (2019-01-29). Rescuing the National Conversation. counterpunch.org The election of Donald Trump in 2016 surprised and frightened many liberal educators. Surprise stemmed from decades of liberal indoctrination in US universities and high schools based in "confirmation bias" and a nefarious resorting to language policing, identity politics, and the triumph of feelings over facts. Fear was rooted in the confirmation that a large percentage More

Lawrence Davidson (2019-01-29). Pompeo's Foreign Policy Fantasy. counterpunch.org U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo started out the new year—the date was January 10—preaching "the truth" about U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, and for reasons we will get to below, he chose to do so at the American University in Cairo, Egypt (AUC). He implied that he was particularly capable of discerning the truth because he is "an evangelical Christian" who keeps a "Bible open on my desk to remind me of God and His Word, and The Truth." This confession indicates that Mr. Pompeo is wearing ideological glasses through which he cannot possibly see the world, much less the Middle East, in an o…

commondreams (2019-01-29). Congress Can and Should Restrict the First Use of Nuclear Weapons. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Lawrence Wittner (2019-01-29). Creating the Illusion of Safety. zcomm.org The latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issued on January 24, reminds us that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe remains all too real…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-01-29). Venezuela, o golpe do 'Estado Profundo'. globalresearch.ca O anúncio do Presidente Trump, que reconhece Juan Guaidó "presidente legítimo" da Venezuela, foi preparado numa cabine de direcàßà£o subterrânea, no interior do Congresso e da Casa Branca. Descreve detalhadamente o 'New York Times' (26 de Janeiro). O operador principal …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-01-29). What's 'Ridiculous,' Says Warren, Is Not Tax on Wealth But Billionaires Like Schultz 'Who Think They Can Buy the Presidency'. commondreams.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday swiftly rejected criticism of her plan to tax the wealthiest Americans from Howard Schultz, the billionaire and former Starbucks CEO who announced this week that he is exploring a potential presidential run in 2020. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-01-29). 'Comfort Woman' Dies at 93 With No Apology From Japan. telesurenglish.net Kim Bok-dong, a 93-year-old "comfort woman" died Monday at a hospital in the South Korean capital of Seoul. She was a fixture at weekly protests outside the Japanese embassy calling for a sincere apology and reparations. | RELATED: | Japanese Medical Universities Favoring Men 'Betrayed' Japanese Women | Kim was among the two dozen known surviving South Korean "comfort women," a Japanese euphemism for women who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese mi…

RT (2019-01-29). US State Dept warns 'do not travel' to Venezuela in new advisory. rt.com The US State Department has raised its travel advisory warning for Venezuela to "do not travel," citing civil unrest. The move comes after the White House stepped up efforts to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power last week.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-01-29). "The Onslaught of ChinaGate": Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Prominent billionaire George Soros has launched an attack on China's President Xi Jinping in his annual speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He warned that artificial intelligence and machine learning presented 'unprecedented danger' and 'a mortal threat …

RT (2019-01-29). US accuses Huawei of stealing trade secrets & dodging Iran sanctions. rt.com The US Department of Justice has unsealed two indictments charging the Chinese technology giant Huawei of fraud and conspiracy to steal T-Mobile's robot technology and dodge the US sanctions to do business in Iran.

RT (2019-01-29). Stone pleads not guilty to obstruction, lying to Congress in Mueller probe. rt.com Roger Stone has entered a not guilty plea in federal court in Washington, DC. The former advisor to US President Donald Trump is facing seven criminal counts as part of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

ANSWER Coalition (2019-01-29). Forum "Resisting the US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela" indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-01-29). The Second Implosion of Central America. truthout.org Some three decades after the wars of revolution and counterinsurgency came to an end in Central America, the region is once again on the brink of implosion. The Isthmus has been gripped by renewed mass struggle and state repression, the cracking of fragile political systems, unprecedented corruption, drug violence, and the displacement and forced migration of millions of workers and peasants. The backdrop to this second implosion of Central America, reflecting the spiraling crisis of global capitalism itself, is the exhaustion of a new round of capitalist development in recent years to the same drumbeat as the…

Tyler Durden (2019-01-29). War With Venezuela? "5,000 Troops to Colombia" Seen on Bolton's Notepad. theantimedia.com (ZH) — During a Monday White House press briefing national security adviser John Bolton was photographed carrying a notepad — presumably as he was fresh out of a national security meeting — and one of the things which appears to be handwritten on the pad is "5,000 troops to Colombia." The contents of the notepad were spotted almost immediately by multiple journalists online after …

John Cohen-Colby (2019-01-29). 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…

Kim McGrath (2019-01-29). Dr Jay L. Zagorsky: "In a cashless economy, the poor tend to suffer" indybay.org As the push towards the abolition of cash grows stronger, Doctor Jay Zagorsky, Professor and researcher at Ohio State University and Boston University, reminds policy-makers that the poorer segments of the population are also the ones who tend to rely the most on cash, and hints at the threat they are under, as banks push for cash to be eliminated.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-01-29). Nuclear Threat Grows as US Prepares to Withdraw From INF Treaty. truthout.org With the US poised to begin its withdrawal from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty on February 2, there's been an uptick in media focus on arms control and the nuclear weapons, even as the US public remains largely disengaged. | The INF treaty, signed by the US and Soviet Union in 1987, led to the elimination of nuclear and non-nuclear ground-launched ballistic and cruises missiles with a range of roughly 310 to 3,410 miles (500…

Jason Ditz (2019-01-29). Trump Warns Europeans Not to Defy US Sanctions Against Iran. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — With reports that the European Union is close to establishing its trade vehicle for facilitating trade with Iran, the Trump Administration has issued a statement warning them not to defy the US sanctions in any way. The US reimposed sanctions on Iran after withdrawing from the P5+1 nuclear deal. EU nations did not withdraw from …

aljazeera (2019-01-29). South Korean 'comfort women' activist dies at 93. aljazeera.com Kim Bok-dong spent years demanding justice for Japan's wartime sexual violence against women.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-01-29). Bolton's Notepad Ominously Reads, "5,000 Troops to Colombia" truthout.org Intensifying speculation that the Trump administration is serious about its repeated threats of military action against Venezuela if President Nicolas Maduro does not hand over power to a hand-picked member of the nation's opposition coalition, scrawlings on a notebook held by US National Security Advisor John Bolton at a press conference Monday afternoon contained the words: "5,000 troops to Colombia." | The press conference was held to announce new sanctions against Venezuela's state-owned oil company, including the freezing of billions of dollars in assets, but also came with a fresh warning from Bolton tha…

RT (2019-01-29). 'Don't help elect Trump, a**hole!' Independent Howard Schultz heckled at bookstore event. rt.com Starbucks founder Howard Schultz's presidential campaign is off to a rough start. Accused by Democrats of drawing away votes against Trump, the billionaire independent was heckled and jeered at his first public appearance. |

RT (2019-01-29). Angry Democrats call for Starbucks boycott after ex-CEO touts independent presidential run. rt.com Democrats have ganged up on former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, threatening to make him a "target" and ditch their morning coffee amid fears he can chip away at portions of Democratic with an independent 2020 presidential bid.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-01-29). 'Greed Has No Limit for GOP': McConnell Estate Tax Repeal Would Hand Tens of Billions to Walton and Koch Families. commondreams.org "This legislation is insulting to those millions of Americans who are struggling, it is harmful to the fabric of our democracy, and it is blatantly bad policy that is intended only to please ultra-wealthy Republican donors." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

San Jose Peace & Justice Center (2019-01-29). 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…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-01-29). Bolton's Legal Pad Saying "5,000 Troops to Colombia" Intensifies Fears of US Attack on Venezuela. commondreams.org Asked to respond to the photograph of the note, a White House spokesperson stated: "As the president has said, all options are on the table." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-29). Brazil's Iron Ore Company Vale Responsible for 65 Deaths and 279 Missing. therealnews.com Vale mine workers at dam among the missing washed into the valley, says Journalist Mike Fox

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-01-29). 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…

Middle East Eye (2019-01-29). US Unveils Criminal Charges Against China's Huawei for Violating Iran Sanctions. theantimedia.com (MEE) — The United States announced criminal charges against China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, escalating a fight with the world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker just days before trade talks take place between Washington and Beijing. The Justice Department charged Huawei and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on Monday with conspiring to violate US sanctions on Iran …

WSWS (2019-01-29). Trump administration imposes sanctions on Venezuelan oil industry. wsws.org The sanctions, which amount to an act of war, were imposed in order to bolster support for a coup among Venezuelan military officers.

RT (2019-01-29). Iran fine, North Korea bad, Russians everywhere: US spies tell Senate of world dangers. rt.com US intelligence chief Dan Coats painted a dire picture of a danger-filled world to the Senate, contradicting the Trump administration's optimism on North Korea and pessimism on Iran while beating the drum of Russiagate.

RT (2019-01-29). Five cops wounded, two suspects killed in Texas shootout. rt.com Four police officers have been shot and a fifth injured in a residential neighborhood in Houston, Texas after a shootout broke out during the serving of a narcotics warrant. Two suspects were killed.

WSWS (2019-01-29). Afghanistan peace talks and the debacle of the war on terror. wsws.org Whether Washington withdraws US troops remains to be seen; what is certain is that Afghanistan is viewed through the prism of preparations for far wider wars.

2019-01-29: Social Media Postees

86% of Venezuelans Oppose Military Intervention, 81% Against US Sanctions, Local Polling Shows
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-01-29
The vast majority of Venezuelans oppose military intervention and US sanctions to try to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power,… | The post 86% of Venezuelans Oppose Military Intervention, 81% Against US Sanctions, Local Polling Shows appeared first on The Grayzone.
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Sudan intelligence chief orders release of protest detainees
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-29
Decision to free those arrested during protests comes as international pressure mounts over handling of demonstrations.
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Video: Kurdish Leadership at Crossroads Between Turkey and Assad
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
On January 25, hundreds of Kurdish protesters stormed a Turkish military base near the northern Iraqi city of Dahuk in response to Turkish airstrikes that killed two Kurdish civilians on January 23. According to the pro-Kurdish NRT TV, Turkish soldiers … | The post Video: Kurdish Leadership at Crossroads Between Turkey and Assad appeared first on Global Research.
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Crises of Governance Escalates in Western Capitalist States. Trump, Macron, May
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
France has once again been the scene of the "gilet jaunes" (yellow vests) demonstrations against the worsening social conditions of workers under the neo-liberal policies of La Republique en Marche government of President Emmanuel Macron. | Protests on January 26 attracted … | The post Crises of Governance Escalates in Western Capitalist States. Trump, Macron, May appeared first on Global Research.
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Defying War and Defining Peace in Afghanistan
Kathy Kelly | zcomm.org | 2019-01-29
We in the U.S. have much to learn from Afghan women human rights advocates and the People's Peace Movement regarding the futility of war…
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New Green Deal and Nuclear Doomsday Clock
Robert Dodge | commondreams.org | 2019-01-29
There is no greater social, economic, health or environmental threat to our communities, children and world than the constant real and present threat of nuclear war either by intent, miscalculation or accident. (Photo: Lamerie/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Who Should Negotiate Peace in Afghanistan?
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2019-01-29
"The war was started by men, the war will be ended by men . . but it's the women and children who suffer the most and they have a right to define peace."
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Venezuela Begins Investigation, Bans Travel for Juan Guaido
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-29
The Attorney General of Venezuela Tareck William Saab reported Tuesday afternoon that a preliminary investigation by the Public Ministry against lawmaker and president of the in-contempt National Assembly, Juan Guaido based on his responsibility in various events that have occurred since January 22, which "have damaged the peace of the Republic, the economy and national pride" he added. | RELATED | Understanding Venezuela's Crisis: An Interview With Guillaume Long | The fa…
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Venezuela: What Activists Need to Know About the US-led Coup
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
Two things stand out about the US coup in Venezuela. First, it is unusually open. Typically, the US tries to hide its coups. Second, the coup is built on a series of obvious falsehoods, yet the bi-partisans in Washington, with … | The post Venezuela: What Activists Need to Know About the US-led Coup appeared first on Global Research.
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Washington follows Ukraine, Syria roadmap in push for Venezuela regime change
Whitney Webb | mronline.org | 2019-01-29
What happens in Venezuela going forward will have major consequences for the entire region and the world; and, with the U.S. already pushing countries to pick sides, the world may soon become as divided as it was immediately preceding WW II. | Source…
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The US Senate Just Quietly Advanced A Free Speech Busting Anti-BDS Bill
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-29
Under the guise of preventing "anti-Semitism," this anti-BDS bill represents a fraught, Orwellian overreach by Congress into the private lives of all Americans and their right to make politically-motivated decisions. | The post The US Senate Just Quietly Advanced A Free Speech Busting Anti-BDS Bill appeared first on MintPress News.
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UN Security Council Face-Off on Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
The Trump regime launched an old-fashioned coup d'etat attempt to gain another imperial trophy — what it's done scores of times before since the 19th century. | Key for the US is controlling what it's coveted since Hugo Chavez's election … | The post UN Security Council Face-Off on Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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NewsGuard: A Neoconservative Contrivance Which Promotes an Establishment View
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
There's a new thought policeman in town. He calls himself NewsGuard and he promises to restore "Trust and Accountability" to what one reads online. His website elaborates that "NewsGuard uses journalism to fight false news, misinformation, and disinformation. Our trained … | The post NewsGuard: A Neoconservative Contrivance Which Promotes an Establishment View appeared first on…
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The Making of Juan Guaido: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader
Dan Cohen | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-29
Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington's elite regime change trainers. While posing as a champion of democracy, he has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization. | The post The Making of Juan Guaido: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader appeared first on MintPress News.
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The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader
Dan Cohen | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-01-29
Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington's elite regime change trainers. While posing as a… | The post The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader appeared first on The Grayzone.
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Trump's Venezuela Fiasco
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
Last week President Trump announced that the United States would no longer recognize Nicolas Maduro as president of Venezuela and would recognize the head of its national assembly, Juan Guaido, as president instead. US thus openly backs regime change. … | The post Trump's Venezuela Fiasco appeared first on Global Research.
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China Affirms Support for Venezuela, Condemns Sanctions
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-29
China condemned the economic sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the United States and warned that the North American nation must answer for the serious consequences of this measure towards the South American country. | RELATED | Russia, China Caution US Against A Venezuelan Coup | "The sanctions of certain countries against Venezuela will deteriorate the lives of the population. They must be responsible for the serious consequences tha…
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How Russia-gate Rationalized Censorship
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-29
From the Archives: Russia-gate mania spread beyond a strategy for neutralizing Donald Trump or removing him from office into an excuse for stifling U.S. dissent that challenges the New Cold War, reported Joe Lauria on Dec. 4, 2017. By Joe Lauria… Read more ?…
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Trump ally Roger Stone pleads not guilty to Russia probe charges
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-29
Trump's longtime friend and ally is charged with making false statements to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction.
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Workers end government shutdown by withholding labor, show path forward for unions
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-29
Jacksonville, FL — As the partial government shutdown entered its 35th day on January 25, federal workers gave the country a lesson in the power of labor. Citing "a slight increase in sick leave" at two of the largest air traffic control centers on the eastern seaboard, the Federal Aviation Authority ordered a 90-minute ground stop for flights going into LaGuardia Airport in New York City. | Within hours, President Donald Trump announced an end to the shutdown, after taking a deal offered three weeks earlier by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. The deal to reopen the government and provide b…
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There Are Only Two Democratic Hopefuls Wall Street Fears
Jacob Sugarman | truthdig.com | 2019-01-29
A new report suggests the financial industry is eager to be rid of Trump but wary of seeing a true progressive in the White House. | The post There Are Only Two Democratic Hopefuls Wall Street Fears appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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China VP Arrives in US For Talks, Huawei Detention Concerns
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-29
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He arrived in Washington D.C. on Monday in an attempt to move forward a new round of trade negotiations with the White House despite the extradition request of Huawei CFO sticking out like a sore thumb. | RELATED: | Canada: Gov't Sacks Diplomat Critical of Huawei CFO Extradition | Liu is heading a delegation composed of stat…
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Air traffic controllers: Shutdown left U.S. aviation system near collapse
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-29
WASHINGTON–The 35-day federal government shutdown/lockout left the U.S. aviation system near collapse, the president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) says. And it could happen again as soon as mid-February, warns union President Paul Rinaldi. Rinaldi reviewed the shutdown and its impact in a Jan. 29 speech to the Aero Club of Washington …
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Statistics of 1,400 Days of the Saudi-led Coalition War on Yemen
Yemenpress | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
Ein Insaniah Center for Rights and Development in Sanaa on Wednesday released the latest statistics that included the number of civilian casualties during the 1400 days of the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen, as well as the loss of infrastructure … | The post Statistics of 1,400 Days of the Saudi-led Coalition War on Yemen appeared first on Global Research.
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Declare a Green War Now!
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-29
Struggle has brought man into being. Struggle against nature, against other humans, within himself. Today it is no different. The task now set before us is gargantuan transformation. Nothing less is required than changing humanity's social and economic relationship to the planet. The good news is that more and more people are aware and willing…
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U.S.-Led Coup Pushes Venezuela to Brink of Civil War, Intervention
Pablo Vivanco | progressive.org | 2019-01-29
The U.S. Treasury has given opposition leader Juan Guaido control over U.S. bank accounts of the Venezuelan government and Venezuelan Central Bank. Is military action involving U.S. troops imminent?
progressive.org/dispatches/u-s-l…

The CIA Then and Now: Old Wine in New Bottles
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
"And as the flames climbed high into the night | To light the sacrificial rite | I saw Satan laughing with delight | The day the music died" | — Don McLean, "American Pie" | The Nazis had a name for their propaganda and mind-control … | The post The CIA Then and Now: Old Wine in New Bottles appeared first on Global Research.
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Officials Urge Vaccinations Amid Northwest Measles Outbreak
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-29
VANCOUVER, Wash.–Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis. | The outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases suspected. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. | Health officials say the outbreak is a textbook example of why it's critical to vaccinate agains…
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A Crowded 2020 Presidential Primary Field Calls for Ranked Choice Voting
Jamie Raskin, Rob Richie | commondreams.org | 2019-01-29
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and former vice president Joe Biden. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Bellingcat Member Likely Behind Toronto-Based Venezuelan Pro-Opposition News Outlet
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-29
The "open-intelligence investigation network," Bellingcat, is infamous for its biased reporting and forwarding the mainstream media narrative. Its connections to the Institute of Statecraft and its pet project the Integrity Initiative are also no secret. | The post Bellingcat Member Likely Behind Toronto-Based Venezuelan Pro-Opposition News Outlet appeared first on MintPress News.
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This Is No Time for Howard Schultz's Foolishness
Eugene Robinson | commondreams.org | 2019-01-29
The anti-Trump majority of Democrats, independents and sensible Republicans must let Schultz know, in no uncertain terms, that this is no time for such foolishness.(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Aid group warns Yemen truce 'on verge of collapsing'
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-29
International Rescue Committee urges the world to step up pressure on the warring parties to stick to their commitments.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/aid-g…

Warren's Push for a Wealth Tax Could Be a Game Changer
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2019-01-29
Warren's Push for a Wealth Tax Could Be a Game Changer…
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US Caught Helping ISIS Commanders Escape from Taliban Prison in Afghanistan
Tasnim News Agency | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
A large number of prisoners, all of them senior members of Daesh (also ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group, broke out of a Taliban prison in northwest Afghanistan after US troops helped them escape through a covert operation. | According to Tasnim … | The post US Caught Helping ISIS Commanders Escape from Taliban Prison in Afghanistan appeared first on Global Research.
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The Experimental PolyMet Copper Sulfide Mine in Minnesota, the St Louis River, Lake Superior, and the Recent Brazilian Environmental Catastrophes
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
"ALL tailings 'ponds' are a problem. If they don't breach and spill massive amounts of toxic sludge into the environment like at Mount Polley, they leach that contamination slowly, poisoning the waters and lands (and aquifers) around them for centuries." … | The post The Experimental PolyMet Copper Sulfide Mine in Minnesota, the St Louis River, Lake Superior, and the Recent Brazilian Environmental Catastrophes appeared…
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Political Powerhouse Celso Amorim on the Iran Deal, Venezuela and a MutliPolar World
Pepe Escobar | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-29
An interview with former Brazilian foreign minister Celso Amorim on how BRICS came into being, how the nuclear deal was done with Tehran and how the South dealt with Chavez | The post Political Powerhouse Celso Amorim on the Iran Deal, Venezuela and a MutliPolar World appeared first on MintPress News.
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5 Arrested After Brazil Dam Tragedy Which Killed 65
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-29
Three employees of Brazilian mining company Vale SA and two other engineers working on behalf of the company were arrested Tuesday, state prosecutors said, deepening a crisis for the company after another deadly disaster at one of its mines. | RELATED: | Brazil: 24,000 Ordered to Evacuate After Dam Burst Tragedy | In a statement on Twitter, Vale said it was coope…
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Yellow Vest: The Gilet Jaune and 'France Profonde'
David Studdert | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-29
On the 12th December, The Guardian published an article entitled 'If you want to understand the Gilets Jaunes you have to leave Paris'. The article had little by way of analysis, devoting itself to a standard 'look at me I live in France' one up man-ship. The ostensible topic, the Gilets Jaunes and questions concerning why now, who and where — surely the key questions — were largely ignored or under-developed. | I too live in France, about 800 kilometres from Paris: in South West Fr…
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Carlos Queiroz, The Coach Who Revolutionized Iran, Resigns
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-29
Arguably the greatest coach to have overseen the Iran national football team, Portuguese anomaly Carlos Queiroz left his post Monday afternoon, moments after his teams' 3-0 loss to Japan in the semi-final of the Asian Cup. | RELATED: | World Cup: Nike Seeks to Stop Iran's National Team From Using Their Cleats | The 65 year-old former assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United posted to his Instagram page, claiming, "The end is here," and citing legendary croo…
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Saving $2 Billion in Polluter Profits Tops Trump EPA's 2018 'Accomplishments'
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-01-29
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Will The Planet Recover from Nuclear and Climate Assaults to Flourish Again?
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
Around 66 million years ago a city-sized asteroid crashed into south-eastern Mexico, finally leaving behind it a crater almost 100 miles in diameter. The asteroid collided with a force of about one billion atomic bombs, such as the one dropped … | The post Will The Planet Recover from Nuclear and Climate Assaults to Flourish Again? appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump Administration Ramps Up Interference in Venezuela
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-29
The Trump administration intensified its interference in politically-fractured Venezuela on Monday by announcing the seizure of billions of dollars in assets connected to the nation's state-owned oil company, a move critics decried as part of a "dangerous" U.S. policy to help opposition forces overthrow elected president Nicolás Maduro. | National Security Adviser John Bolton an…
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PG&E files for bankruptcy after devastating California wildfires
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-29
The US's largest utility faces billions of dollars in potential damages after blazes swept through parts of California.
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In Defense of Venezuela's Sovereignty: Statements of Solidarity from the International Community
Various | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-29
Popular movements from around the globe oppose the US-led coup underway in Venezuela.
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The Empire's Propagandists
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-29
With most media attention in the US on the government shutdown and border wall stand-off spectacle, the Trump administration has been quietly ramping up US militarism around the world. And it has set its sights on Venezuela, once again, by supporting a coup. Whether or not one supports the policies of Maduro or any other…
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Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times' Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America
Adam H. Johnson | truthdig.com | 2019-01-29
There's a pattern that ranges from Guatemala in 1954, Chile in '73, Panama in '89, Venezuela in '02–clear to the present moment. | The post Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times' Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Canada Joins with Imperial 'Mafia' to Threaten Venezuela
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
Most Canadians think of their country as a force for good in the world, but recent efforts by Justin Trudeau's government to overthrow Venezuela's elected government have once again revealed the ugly truth about the Great White North. We … | The post Canada Joins with Imperial 'Mafia' to Threaten Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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Venezuela Will Not Be an Easy Win for Donald Trump
Betty Purcell — The Irish Times | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-29
Loyalties around politics in Caracas are more complicated than the West might think.
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On the border, Venezuelans leave notes at the 'Wall of Laments'
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-29
Venezuelans fleeing hyperinflation and poverty share stories of struggle at small cantina across the border in Colombia.
aljazeera.com/indepth/features/b…

US gives Juan Guaido control over some Venezuelan assets
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-29
Increasing pressure on Maduro, the US handed control of Venezuela's bank accounts in the US to the opposition leader…
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US Threatens to Funnel Venezuelan Oil Revenues to Guaido
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-29
In a further move to execute a coup to overthrow the Venezuelan government bringing to power the self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, the United States government started diverting the oil revenues of the country to the opposition leader. | RELATED: | Maduro Denounces Citgo Takeover as 'Robbery' | The first time an official from the U.S. governme…
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Venezuela's slow coup continues
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-29
Opposition leader Juan Guaido's support base is not the Venezuelan people but foreign right-wing governments.
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Venezuela: None of Our Business
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-29
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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Venezuela prosecutor moves to place travel ban on Guaido
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-29
Chief prosecutor asked Supreme Court to open preliminary investigation into self-proclaimed president Guaido.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/venez…

Venezuela amid the struggle for control, energy and influence
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-01-29
The crisis in Venezuela can be explained in many ways and from different points of view, but little has been said about some of the fundamental issues related to geopolitics, natural resources and economics among some of the other issues intertwined in the conflict. Economic considerations are surely among the most central to the question. […] | The post Venezuela amid the struggle for control, energy and influence appeared first on United World International.
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Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-29
Latest updates as Venezuela plunges into a major crisis amid a growing row over Nicolas Maduro's presidency.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/venez…

Venezuela, and Canada's Duplicitous Criminality
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
Socialism isn't the problem. The problem in Venezuela is the cancer of Western-supported deep state agencies that are subverting its political economy for the perceived benefit of a tiny transnational oligarch class. | The same agencies which helped to renovate the … | The post Venezuela, and Canada's Duplicitous Criminality appeared first on Global Research.
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Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump's Test On Venezuela's Coup
Shamus Cooke | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-29
When Trump announced his support for the unfolding coup in Venezuela, Bernie Sanders remained silent for 24 hours. This matters because coups are made or broken in the first moments or hours; a day during a coup can feel like a month or more. With each hour Bernie's silence roared louder. So much was hanging…
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The History — and Hypocrisy — of US Meddling in Venezuela
Brett Wilkins | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
There isn't a nation in the Western Hemisphere that hasn't at one time or another found itself caught in the far-reaching tentacles of US imperialism. Venezuela is certainly no exception. Washington has been meddling in its internal affairs since the … | The post The History — and Hypocrisy — of US Meddling in Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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Video: Eva Golinger on Venezuela: 'Regime Change & Domination Are Bipartisan US Policies!"
Eva Golinger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
Afshin Rattansi speaks to Eva Golinger about the US' ongoing attempts at regime change in Venezuela to replace President Nicolas Maduro with Juan Guaido. | She discusses the history of US regime change in Veneuela and Latin America, the Maduro premiership … | The post Video: Eva Golinger on Venezuela: 'Regime Change & Domination Are Bipartisan US Policies!" appeared first on Global Research.
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Bret Stephens, the 'Times,' and Fearmongering Over Venezuela
Greg Grandin | thenation.com | 2019-01-29
Bret Stephens, the 'Times,' and Fearmongering Over Venezuela…
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UN: Boko Haram threat displaces 30,000 from Nigeria's Rann town
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-29
Fears of renewed attacks by the armed group prompt the exodus of more than 30,000 people from the Nigerian town of Rann.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/boko-…

Learning from Gandhi. 'The People's Charter to Create a Nonviolent World'
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869: 150 years ago this year. | There will be many tributes to Gandhi published in 2019 so I would like to add one of my own. | This reflects not just my belief … | The post Learning from Gandhi. 'The People's Charter to Create a Nonviolent World' appeared first on Global Research.
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How the West Weaponizes Refugees It Creates
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
The only thing more sinister than intentionally creating refugees, is weaponizing them as leverage to further coerce nations and advance hegemonic ambitions. | The United States and its allies have done both extensively — from exploiting the flow of refugees fleeing … | The post How the West Weaponizes Refugees It Creates appeared first on Global Research.
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Overcoming Divide and Conquer Propaganda to Unite the American People
David DeGraw | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated… obstacles and adversity fuel our potential. Here's my first audio podcast… 2 hours to get things started, so much vital info to share while on the trail of our missing trillions…… | The post Overcoming Divide and Conquer Propaganda to Unite the American People appeared first on Global Research.
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Pompeo's Foreign Policy Fantasy
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-29
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo started out the new year–the date was January 10–preaching "the truth" about U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, and for reasons we will get to below, he chose to do so at the American University in Cairo, Egypt (AUC). He implied that he was particularly capable of discerning the truth because he is "an evangelical Christian" who keeps a "Bible open on my desk to remind me of God and His Word, and The Truth." This confession indicates that Mr. Pompeo is wearing ideological glasses through which he cannot possibly see the world, much less the Middle East, in an o…
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George Orwell's Message in a Bottle
David N. Smith | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-29
Last June the United States became the only nation to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, which a Trump official called a "cesspool of political bias." Just one day earlier, the U.N. Human Rights office had called Trump's detention of children at the Mexican border "unconscionable." Three days later, when the U.N. rapporteur…
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Rescuing the National Conversation
Dana E. Abizaid | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-29
The election of Donald Trump in 2016 surprised and frightened many liberal educators. Surprise stemmed from decades of liberal indoctrination in US universities and high schools based in "confirmation bias" and a nefarious resorting to language policing, identity politics, and the triumph of feelings over facts. Fear was rooted in the confirmation that a large percentage…
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Zimbabwe's Capitalist Crisis: Imperial Vultures and Subimperial Doves Both Turn Away From Economic Carcass
Patrick Bond | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-29
Return of the IMF? The most crucial potential bailout lender for Zimbabwe is still the much-feared IMF, to which Robert Mugabe's regime (questionably) repaid all arrears in late 2016. A series of self-delegitimizing 21st-century leaders have helped reduce its reputation: Rodrigo Rato (jailed last October for bank fraud), Dominique Strauss-Kahn (resigned in disgrace but demanded IMF support for his 2011 rape…
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Congress Can and Should Restrict the First Use of Nuclear Weapons
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-01-29
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Creating the Illusion of Safety
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-01-29
The latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issued on January 24, reminds us that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe remains all too real…
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US State Dept warns 'do not travel' to Venezuela in new advisory
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-29
The US State Department has raised its travel advisory warning for Venezuela to "do not travel," citing civil unrest. The move comes after the White House stepped up efforts to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power last week. | …
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Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-29
Why is Canada violating the UN Charter and leading the way for regime change in Venezuela? Paul Jay and Yves Engler join Sharmini Peries | The post Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Skills for Activists: How to Use Sound Systems
San Jose Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-01-29
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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Venezuela, o golpe do 'Estado Profundo'
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
O anúncio do Presidente Trump, que reconhece Juan Guaidó "presidente legítimo" da Venezuela, foi preparado numa cabine de direcàßà£o subterrânea, no interior do Congresso e da Casa Branca. Descreve detalhadamente o 'New York Times' (26 de Janeiro). O operador principal … | The post Venezuela, o golpe do 'Estado Profundo' appeared first on Global Research.
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Venezuela, golpe dello Stato profondo
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
L'annuncio del presidente Trump, che riconosce Juan Guaidà≤ ´legittimo presidente ª del Venezuela è stato preparato in una cabina di regia sotterranea all'interno del Congresso e della Casa Bianca. La descrive dettagliatamente il New York Times (26 gennaio). Principale operatore è … | The post Venezuela, golpe dello Stato profondo appeared first on Global Research.
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Iran fine, North Korea bad, Russians everywhere: US spies tell Senate of world dangers
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-29
US intelligence chief Dan Coats painted a dire picture of a danger-filled world to the Senate, contradicting the Trump administration's optimism on North Korea and pessimism on Iran while beating the drum of Russiagate. | …
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Bolton's Legal Pad Saying "5,000 Troops to Colombia" Intensifies Fears of US Attack on Venezuela
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-29
Asked to respond to the photograph of the note, a White House spokesperson stated: "As the president has said, all options are on the table." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Brazil's Iron Ore Company Vale Responsible for 65 Deaths and 279 Missing
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-01-29
Vale mine workers at dam among the missing washed into the valley, says Journalist Mike Fox | The post Brazil's Iron Ore Company Vale Responsible for 65 Deaths and 279 Missing appeared first on The Real News Network.
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War With Venezuela? "5,000 Troops to Colombia" Seen on Bolton's Notepad
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-29
(ZH) — During a Monday White House press briefing national security adviser John Bolton was photographed carrying a notepad — presumably as he was fresh out of a national security meeting — and one of the things which appears to be handwritten on the pad is "5,000 troops to Colombia." The contents of the notepad were spotted almost immediately by multiple journalists online after …

War With Venezuela? "5,000 Troops to Colombia" Seen on Bolton’s Notepad

Dr Jay L. Zagorsky: "In a cashless economy, the poor tend to suffer"
Kim McGrath | indybay.org | 2019-01-29
As the push towards the abolition of cash grows stronger, Doctor Jay Zagorsky, Professor and researcher at Ohio State University and Boston University, reminds policy-makers that the poorer segments of the population are also the ones who tend to rely the most on cash, and hints at the threat they are under, as banks push for cash to be eliminated.
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Defense of Gov't of Venezuela: Litmus Test for Pres Candidates
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-01-29
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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Anti-homeless terrorists break our van window on MLK day
John Cohen-Colby | indybay.org | 2019-01-29
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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'Don't help elect Trump, a**hole!' Independent Howard Schultz heckled at bookstore event
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-29
Starbucks founder Howard Schultz's presidential campaign is off to a rough start. Accused by Democrats of drawing away votes against Trump, the billionaire independent was heckled and jeered at his first public appearance. | …
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Bolton's Notepad Ominously Reads, "5,000 Troops to Colombia"
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-01-29
Intensifying speculation that the Trump administration is serious about its repeated threats of military action against Venezuela if President Nicolas Maduro does not hand over power to a hand-picked member of the nation's opposition coalition, scrawlings on a notebook held by US National Security Advisor John Bolton at a press conference Monday afternoon contained the words: "5,000 troops to Colombia." | The press conference was held to announce new sanctions against Venezuela's state-owned oil company, including the freezing of billions of dollars in assets, but also came with a fresh warning from Bolton tha…
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'Comfort Woman' Dies at 93 With No Apology From Japan
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-29
Kim Bok-dong, a 93-year-old "comfort woman" died Monday at a hospital in the South Korean capital of Seoul. She was a fixture at weekly protests outside the Japanese embassy calling for a sincere apology and reparations. | RELATED: | Japanese Medical Universities Favoring Men 'Betrayed' Japanese Women | Kim was among the two dozen known surviving South Korean "comfort women," a Japanese euphemism for women who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese mi…
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Skills for Activists: How to Use Sound Systems – Level 2
San Jose Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-01-29
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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"Very Dangerous": US Seizes Venezuela Oil Assets, Renews Threat of Military Action
Jessica Corbett | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-29
(CD) — The Trump administration intensified its interference in politically-fractured Venezuela on Monday by announcing the seizure of billions of dollars in assets connected to the nation's state-owned oil company, a move critics decried as part of a "dangerous" U.S. policy to help opposition forces overthrow elected president Nicolás Maduro. National Security Adviser John Bolton and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the sanctions …

"Very Dangerous": US Seizes Venezuela Oil Assets, Renews Threat of Military Action

South Korean 'comfort women' activist dies at 93
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-29
Kim Bok-dong spent years demanding justice for Japan's wartime sexual violence against women.
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What's 'Ridiculous,' Says Warren, Is Not Tax on Wealth But Billionaires Like Schultz 'Who Think They Can Buy the Presidency'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-29
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday swiftly rejected criticism of her plan to tax the wealthiest Americans from Howard Schultz, the billionaire and former Starbucks CEO who announced this week that he is exploring a potential presidential run in 2020. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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The Second Implosion of Central America
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-01-29
Some three decades after the wars of revolution and counterinsurgency came to an end in Central America, the region is once again on the brink of implosion. The Isthmus has been gripped by renewed mass struggle and state repression, the cracking of fragile political systems, unprecedented corruption, drug violence, and the displacement and forced migration of millions of workers and peasants. The backdrop to this second implosion of Central America, reflecting the spiraling crisis of global capitalism itself, is the exhaustion of a new round of capitalist development in recent years to the same drumbeat as the…
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Afghanistan peace talks and the debacle of the war on terror
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-29
Whether Washington withdraws US troops remains to be seen; what is certain is that Afghanistan is viewed through the prism of preparations for far wider wars.
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'Come back, global waming!' Trump tweet on cold snap causes Twitter meltdown
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-29
US President Donald Trump has caused a meltdown on Twitter with a post asking where "global waming" had gone, in response to a vicious cold snap hitting the Midwest. | …
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'Greed Has No Limit for GOP': McConnell Estate Tax Repeal Would Hand Tens of Billions to Walton and Koch Families
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-01-29
"This legislation is insulting to those millions of Americans who are struggling, it is harmful to the fabric of our democracy, and it is blatantly bad policy that is intended only to please ultra-wealthy Republican donors." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Nuclear Threat Grows as US Prepares to Withdraw From INF Treaty
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-01-29
With the US poised to begin its withdrawal from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty on February 2, there's been an uptick in media focus on arms control and the nuclear weapons, even as the US public remains largely disengaged. | The INF treaty, signed by the US and Soviet Union in 1987, led to the elimination of nuclear and non-nuclear ground-launched ballistic and cruises missiles with a range of roughly 310 to 3,410 miles (500…
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Five cops wounded, two suspects killed in Texas shootout
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-29
Four police officers have been shot and a fifth injured in a residential neighborhood in Houston, Texas after a shootout broke out during the serving of a narcotics warrant. Two suspects were killed. | …
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Forum "Resisting the US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela"
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-01-29
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Angry Democrats call for Starbucks boycott after ex-CEO touts independent presidential run
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-29
Democrats have ganged up on former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, threatening to make him a "target" and ditch their morning coffee amid fears he can chip away at portions of Democratic with an independent 2020 presidential bid. | …
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"The Onslaught of ChinaGate": Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-29
Prominent billionaire George Soros has launched an attack on China's President Xi Jinping in his annual speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He warned that artificial intelligence and machine learning presented 'unprecedented danger' and 'a mortal threat … | The post "The Onslaught of ChinaGate": Prof. Michel Chossudovsky appeared first on Global Research.
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US Unveils Criminal Charges Against China's Huawei for Violating Iran Sanctions
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-29
(MEE) — The United States announced criminal charges against China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, escalating a fight with the world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker just days before trade talks take place between Washington and Beijing. The Justice Department charged Huawei and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on Monday with conspiring to violate US sanctions on Iran …

US Unveils Criminal Charges Against China's Huawei for Violating Iran Sanctions