Monthly Archives: January 2019

2019-01-30: News Headlines

Eric Draitser (2019-01-30). Trump's Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story. counterpunch.org The US-sponsored coup in Venezuela, still ongoing as I write this, is the latest chapter in the long and bloody history of US imperialism in Latin America. This basic fact, understood by most across the left of the political spectrum — including even the chattering liberal class which acknowledges this truth only with the passage of time and never in the moment — must undergird any analysis of the situation in Venezuela today. That is to say, the country is being targeted by the Yanqui Empire. More

Consortiumnews (2019-01-30). The Making of Juan Guaidó: US Regime-Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader. consortiumnews.com The Washington favorite has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization, write Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal of Grayzone. By Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal Grayzone Before the fateful date of Jan. 22, fewer than 1-in-5 Venezuelans had… Read more →

Norman Solomon (2019-01-30). Bernie's Likely 2020 Bid Could Transform the Political Landscape. zcomm.org While on the surface aimed at one individual, such an assault is actually an ideological war against the vision of government aligned with social justice…

Ben Norton (2019-01-30). 86% of Venezuelans Oppose Military Intervention, 81% Against US Sanctions, Local Polling Shows. globalresearch.ca The vast majority of Venezuelans oppose military intervention and US sanctions to try to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power, according to polling by the local firm Hinterlaces. | *** | More than eight out of ten Venezuelans oppose international intervention, both …

Antony Loewenstein (2019-01-30). Peace in Afghanistan? Maybe—but a Minerals Rush Is Already Underway. thenation.com Peace in Afghanistan? Maybe—but a Minerals Rush Is Already Underway…

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-01-30). Legislation Re-Introduced to End U.S. Role in Yemen War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 30, 2019 — In response to Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) re-introducing bipartisan, privileged resolutions to force a vote on whether or not to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin the Senior […]

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Chile: Mapuches Fight For Right to Consultation in Araucania. telesurenglish.net Chile's Mapuche community from Araucania made public on Sunday a communique defending their stance against Plan to Promote Auracania and the National Accord for Peace in Araucania. | RELATED: | Supreme Court Finds in Favor of Mapuche Leader Facundo Jones | The Mapuches also criticized the Chilean government's double standards of conducting two different policies related to human rights. They argued that while the State condemns the Venezuelan government's "alleged" human rights…

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Philippines: Two Killed in Mosque Grenade Attack. telesurenglish.net An attack perpetrated in a mosque in the city of Zamboanga Penninsula of the Philippines on Wednesday left a death toll of two with a reported four wounded, according to local media reports. | RELATED: | Philippines: Two Bomb Explosions in Sulu Disrupt Peace Efforts | Police reported they have found safety pins belonging to grenades used in the attack but have been unable to identity the attackers. They have not ruled out the possibility that the assailants might have been actin…

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Uruguay, Mexico Call for Global Peace Conference on Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Uruguay and Mexico are calling for an international conference with governments and institutions to debate on a new dialogue mechanism, including all Venezuelan political forces, to bring peace to the country. | RELATED: | John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil | "The governments of Uruguay and Mexico, from the neutral perspective both have adopted regarding Venezuela, decided to organize an international conference with representatives of the ma…

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Argentina: Macri Signs Decree to 'Privatize' Recreation Centers. telesurenglish.net Argentine President Mauricio Macri signed a Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) Wednesday dissolving the Secretariat of Sports replacing it with a public-private agency, allowing for privatization, tariffs, and the selling of the country's cultural legacy in the form of state assets. | RELATED: | Argentines Protest 'Imperialist Interference' in Venezuela | DNU 92/2019 establishes the creation of the National Sports Agency, which replaces the former Sports Secretariat. It is widely…

Special to PeoplesWorld (2019-01-30). Latin American anti-imperialists weigh in on Venezuela coup. peoplesworld.org

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Sudan: Protests Continue Following Promise to Free Detainees. telesurenglish.net Sudanese authorities announced Tuesday that all detainees held since the beginning of anti-government demonstrations on Dec. 19 will be released. However, the organizers of the protests said no one has been released so far. | RELATED: | Sudan: Bashir Not Stepping Down Despite Month of Protests | The Sudanese Information Ministry said that the head of the Na…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-01-30). US Rep. Calls Police on Supporters of Congresswoman Trying to Organize Delegation to West Bank. mintpressnews.com "Instead of her [Rep. Tlaib] talking about things, she's new here, she ought to listen and learn and open her mind and then come to some conclusions." — Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Patrick Cockburn (2019-01-30). Trump Doesn't Always Get It Wrong on the Middle East. counterpunch.org Must one talk of Donald Trump? One must and not just because of the power of his position as US president, but because the nature of his foreign policy is misunderstood. I was answering questions about the future of the Middle East at a meeting of Independent subscribers last Tuesday evening when there was a predictable question about More

Paul Jay (2019-01-30). Video: Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela. Canada Violates the UN Charter. globalresearch.ca Why is Canada violating the UN Charter and leading the way for regime change in Venezuela? Paul Jay and Yves Engler join Sharmini Peries. | *** | SHARMINI PERIES: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore….

Dan Cohen (2019-01-30). The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader. globalresearch.ca 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.

Dave Lindorff (2019-01-30). DA Challenges New Mumia Court Appeal. counterpunch.org When Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's new purportedly progressive district attorney, took office last January, he vowed to unflinchingly make the office's goal "seeking justice," instead of just seeking convictions, as a string of DAs going back to at least Ed Rendell had done. Last week, faced with a decision calling for real courage, Krasner flinched. In More

Ted Rall (2019-01-30). Why We Lost the Afghan War (Again). counterpunch.org December 11, 2001: Three months after 9/11, two months after George W. Bush ordered bombs to begin raining on Kabul, the day The Village Voice published one of my war reports from the front in Afghanistan. "We've lost this war," I wrote. To drive my point home, the headline was: "How We Lost Afghanistan." I continued: "So More

Robbie Martin (2019-01-30). Listen | NewsGuard & the Fake News Watchdog Racket. mintpressnews.com In this special episode of Media Roots Radio Robbie Martin interviews journalist and writer Whitney Webb about her recent 'NewsGuard' expose for MintPress News. NewsGuard is the most recent iteration of the neocon/neoliberal/corporate agenda to soft-censor alternative news and status-quo challenging view points on the internet. First there was 'Prop or Not' then there was 'Alliance for Securing Democracy' now there is 'NewsGuard'. | Top Photo | Primedia chairman and CEO Tom Rogers, lef…

aljazeera (2019-01-30). Trump lashes out at US spy chiefs over Iran, North Korea and ISIL. aljazeera.com Trump calls US intelligence directors 'naive' after they contradicted his views on threats to the US.

South Front (2019-01-30). Video: Fake News Story: Hundreds Killed in Clashes Between Pro-Iranian and Pro-Russian Forces. globalresearch.ca A fake-news story about large-scale clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Iranian factions in Syria is making jitters in English- and Russian-language mainstream media outlets. According to these reports citing anonymous sources and each other, "the pro-Russian Tiger Forces and 5th…

aljazeera (2019-01-30). Marzieh Hashemi: Journalist returns to Iran after US detention. aljazeera.com Marzieh Hashemi arrives in Tehran, Iranian broadcaster Press TV says, after being held for 10 days in Washington, DC.

Democracy Now! (2019-01-30). Allan Nairn: Trump's Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams Is a War Criminal Who Has Abetted Genocide. democracynow.org In an ongoing effort to topple Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Vice President Mike Pence met with members of the Venezuelan opposition at the White House Tuesday alongside Trump's new special envoy to Venezuela, Elliott Abrams. Elliott Abrams is a right-wing hawk who was convicted in 1991 for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra scandal, but he was later pardoned by President George H.W. Bush. Abrams defended Guatemalan dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt as he oversaw a campaign of mass murder and torture of indigenous people in Guatemala in the 1980s. Ríos Montt was later convicted of genocide. Abrams w…

teleSUR (2019-01-30). 3 Injured in Iran Police Station Attack. telesurenglish.net An attack consisting of two bomb explosions was perpetrated by the Jaish al-Adl group on a police station in the city of Zahedan, southeastern Iran, injuring three police officers. | RELATED: | US: Iranian TV Anchor Released from Detention Without Charge | The group reported they'd targeted the police station with "two strong bombs," which are allegedly handmade. | "Investigations showed that the explosion was caused by a handmade explosive device, which led to a bomb squad being…

Benjamin Dangl (2019-01-30). "The Worst Option is War": US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country's Crisis. commondreams.org Elliott Abrams, left, listens to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talk about Venezuela at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Consortiumnews (2019-01-30). Malcolm X Warned About These Bourgeois Hustlers. consortiumnews.com Barack Obama was not an outlier but the norm when it comes to the tokens who are paraded by Democrats to represent faux-progress and counterfeit diversity and Kamala Harris is the next in line, says Teodrose Fikre of the Ghion Journal. By Teodrose… Read more →

James Carden (2019-01-30). Q&A: Congress Takes a Historic Step to End the War on Yemen. thenation.com Q&A: Congress Takes a Historic Step to End the War on Yemen…

John Nichols (2019-01-30). Howard Schultz Is Just Like Every Other Billionaire—Afraid of Losing His Wealth and Privilege. thenation.com Howard Schultz Is Just Like Every Other Billionaire—Afraid of Losing His Wealth and Privilege…

Garikai Chengu (2019-01-30). Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America's War on Venezuela. globalresearch.ca From the first moment Hugo Chavez took office, the US has been trying to overthrow Venezuela's socialist movement by using sanctions, coup attempts, and funding the opposition parties. After all, there is nothing more undemocratic than a coup d'état.

teleSUR (2019-01-30). UAE Slammed After Crowd Violence Against Qatari Team. telesurenglish.net Football fans on social media are imploring FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to punish the UAE after Emirati fans pelted Qatari players with shoes and bottles during the Asian Cup semi-final Tuesday. | RELATED: | Twitter Explodes Over Male UAE Gender Equality Award Winners | Emirati fans began the game by booing the Qatari national anthem and ended it by throwing bottles and shoes at the players, who beat the host UAE team 4 – 0. The atmosphere in the stadium becam…

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2019-01-30). NAACP Challenge to 2020 Census Preparations Moves Forward. naacp.org Federal judge denies Census Bureau motion to dismiss suit over inadequate government preparations for the 2020 Census The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its allies today won a major court ruling that allows them to proceed with a federal lawsuit challenging the government's inadequate preparations for the 2020 Census. "[T]he census must […]

Joe Emersberger (2019-01-30). Democracy in the Americas: the U.S. Pot and the Venezuelan Kettle. counterpunch.org 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. People can oppose President Donald Trump's economic sanctions and incitement of a military coup without acknowledging More

Mel Gurtov (2019-01-30). Trump's Crusade in Latin America. counterpunch.org What we are witnessing in Venezuela is a Latin America policy that draws from the Cold War and the era of US interventions, when regard for democracy and international law mattered little and anticommunism was the dominant motif. With John Bolton and Mike Pompeo leading the way, the targeting of Venezuela, along with Cuba and More

STAFF (2019-01-30). Benjamin Netanyahu Blasted for Wooing Holocaust-Distorting Allies. truthdig.com JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's warm welcome to Lithuania's prime minister marks his latest embrace of an eastern European leader who has offered strong political support while promoting a distorted image of the Holocaust. | Lithuania is among a slew of former communist nations swept up in a wave of World War II-era revisionism that seeks to diminish their culpability in the Holocaust while making heroes out of anti-Soviet nationalists involved in the mass killing of Jews. In Israel, established in the wake of the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews, many say Netanyahu is cynically betra…

Fight Back (2019-01-30). SDS says "Hands Off Venezuela!" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Students for a Democratic Society (National). | Trump has recognized the self-appointed presidency of the Venezuelan right-wing opposition leader, Juan Guaido. SDS denounces this move of aggression and says, "Hands Off Venezuela!" | This is a clear violation of the democratic process and sovereignty of Venezuela. The US has a long history of backing right-wing coups, dictators and dirty wars in Latin America, in order to keep the region subjugated by US multinational businesses. Recently Venezuela has been a major target, facing debilitating sanc…

Jacob Bacharach (2019-01-30). Howard Schultz Is a Presidential Candidate Only Late Capitalism Could Produce. truthdig.com The former CEO's self-importance is matched only by his cluelessness. If Democrats are smart, they'll bring him up every chance they get.

Nancy J. Altman (2019-01-30). A Huge Step Forward In The Quest To Expand Social Security. commondreams.org Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., accompanied by members of the House Ways & Means Committee, Social Security advocates, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, to announce the introduction of the Social Security 2100 Act. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

commondreams (2019-01-30). Legislation Re-Introduced to End U.S. Role in Yemen War. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2019-01-30). No-First-Use Bill Would Reduce the Risk of Nuclear War. commondreams.org ______________________________…

aljazeera (2019-01-30). Lawmakers look to block US support for Saudi-UAE war on Yemen. aljazeera.com Legislators say the war was never approved by US Congress, argue US should halt its support for Saudi-UAE offensive.

commondreams (2019-01-30). Just What the Doctor Ordered, for Our Health and Future: Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds Rep. Smith and Sen. Warren's "No First Use" Legislation. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Michael Welton (2019-01-30). The War That Didn't End All Wars. counterpunch.org I reach out to touch the portrait of his youthful face, scarcely wrinkled and smiling. Why did you have to die so young? Tears form—it is almost too much to bear. Almost, no, it is too much to bear. I look down at the floor. A map painted on the floor points me to Amiens. More

Ross Perlin (2019-01-30). Why We Mourn the Loss of a Printed 'Forward'. thenation.com Why We Mourn the Loss of a Printed 'Forward'

Bill Boyarsky (2019-01-30). Incompetence Plus Malice Add Up to Trump's Losing Formula on Immigration. truthdig.com From the beginning of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the immigration issue has defined his political profile. More than anything else, it has opened a window on his authoritarian mind, his disdain for the truth and for democratic institutions. Such contempt has revealed the dangers of Trumpism to much of a nation governed, often imperfectly, by the law. The way immigrants are locked up in detention centers without trial warns us of the possibility of a police state. | Last week, the president's braggadocio crumbled in the face of facts and the strategic opposition of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She clearly…

commondreams (2019-01-30). Bipartisan Coalition in Senate and House Announce New Push to End U.S. Support for Saudi-led War in Yemen. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-30). 'US Trying to Overthrow the Government of Venezuela,' Warns Veteran Journalist Allan Nairn. commondreams.org Ousting Madura, privatizing Venezuela's oil, and war criminals | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Ian Goodrum (2019-01-30). There is only one president in Venezuela—Nicolás Maduro. peoplesworld.org The way some in the media tell it, there are two presidents currently serving in Venezuela. An awkward situation, if appearances are to be believed—but if we know anything by now, it's that little is as it seems. This period of confusion started after relative unknown legislator Juan Guaidó declared himself "interim president" last week …

Combined Sources (2019-01-30). Trump's absurd attempt to use cold spell to deny global warming. peoplesworld.org

Abigail Fielding-Smith, Crofton Black (2019-01-30). Death and Disappearance: Inside the World of Privatised War. commondreams.org "The industry has grown up and the US has gone away and stopped paying attention. It's crazy now—Vegas meets military action." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-30). A War for Oil? Bolton Pushes Privatization of Venezuela's Oil as U.S. Ratchets Up Pressure on Maduro. democracynow.org As the Trump administration continues its attempt to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the U.S. has imposed a de facto embargo on oil from Venezuela's state-run oil company. The new sanctions include exemptions for several U.S. firms, including Chevron and Halliburton, to allow them to continue working in Venezuela. We speak with prize-winning investigative journalist Allan Nairn about the push to privatize Venezuela's oil.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2019-01-30). Water crisis continues in Newark — Is it New Jersey's Flint? peoplesworld.org NEWARK, N.J.—The health crisis in Flint, Michigan, where over 100,000 residents were exposed to dangerous levels of lead in the water, prompted lawmakers to test the water of school systems across the country. What we know now is that Flint is not an isolated incident. There are Flints all over the country, cities where simply …

teleSUR (2019-01-30). More Than 60 LGBTQI Groups Boycott Eurovision, Tel Aviv Pride. telesurenglish.net More than 60 LGBTQ groups from nearly 20 countries called on other LGBTQ organizations to boycott the 2019 Eurovision contest in Israel. Eurovision has a strong following among the LGBTQ communities. | RELATED: | Violent Attacks Against Palestinians Is Deeply Concerning: UN | The signatories accused Israel of distracting "attention from its war c…

Fight Back (2019-01-30). Fyre Fest, scams and capitalist art. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – We're in an era of capitalism cannibalizing itself. Look at the Trump tax cuts that handed out $1.5 trillion to corporations, which then used the windfall to take out loans, buy back their own stock, and inflate their share prices – all to attract more investors and repeat the cycle! Since art reflects our social conditions, we'd expect to see this same 'cannibal capitalism' at play in our movies and television – and we'd be right. | No where is this more apparent than American movies. Beyond the endless stream of remakes, reboots, sequels, prequels and more, we've also seen an explosion of fil…

Stephen F. Cohen (2019-01-30). Trump's Withdrawals From Afghanistan and Syria Are Hardly 'A Gift to Putin'. thenation.com Trump's Withdrawals From Afghanistan and Syria Are Hardly 'A Gift to Putin'

aljazeera (2019-01-30). Turkey frees US consulate staff convicted of terror charge. aljazeera.com Interpreter Ulucay was one of two US diplomatic mission employees imprisoned in Turkey.

teleSUR (2019-01-30). John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil. telesurenglish.net Smashing the claims of "protecting democracy" in Venezuela, the United States National Security Advisor John Bolton said in an interview that they are backing the illegal coup in the South American country because of oil. | RELATED: | China Affirms Support for Venezuela, Condemns Sanctions | "It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could ha…

Joe Emersberger, MintPress News (2019-01-30). When Is a Democracy not a Democracy? When It's Venezuela and the US is Pushing Regime Change. venezuelanalysis.com Joe Emersberger looks at the US-led intervention efforts in Venezuela and the rationale behind them.

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Venezuela's Maduro Says Oil, Resources Behind US Intervention. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro assured Wednesday that the main reason for the growing pressure exerted by the United States against his government is the desire to seize its oil and mineral resources. | In an exclusive interview with the Russian outlet Sputnik, the president made reference to the mineral and natural wealth of his country as the reason behind Washington supporting coup efforts against his country. | "The direct reason is seizing the oil of Venezuela, because we have the largest oil reserves certified, we certify what will be the largest reserves of gold in the world, we have the fourth re…

Kenn Orphan (2019-01-30). The Propagandists for Empire. zcomm.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 Read more…

teleSUR Desk (2019-01-30). Maduro denounces Citgo takeover as 'robbery'. mronline.org Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro says he plans to take legal action against the United States to defy the sanctions. | Source

Democracy Now! (2019-01-30). As U.S. Moves to Oust Maduro, Is Invading Venezuela Next? Allan Nairn on Trump's Attempted Coup. democracynow.org The United States is continuing to ratchet up pressure on the Venezuelan government in an attempt to topple President Nicolás Maduro. On Tuesday, the State Department announced it is giving control of Venezuela's U.S. bank accounts to opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who declared himself to be president last week. Meanwhile, the U.S. has also refused to rule out a military invasion of Venezuela. We spend the hour with prize-winning investigative journalist Allan Nairn.

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Venezuela Says Pay For Oil Before Leaving Port. telesurenglish.net President of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Manuel Quevedo, said Tuesday that the Venezuelan state-owned company will modify its operations to combat new U.S. sanctions, which will affect its previous international contracts. | RELATED: | US Threatens to Funnel Venezuelan Oil Revenues to Guaido | "Any ship leaving a Venezuelan port, carrying our people's oil, must pay fo…

Ro Khanna (2019-01-30). Why I Strongly Oppose U.S. Intervention in Venezuela. commondreams.org Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaid√≥, speaks during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela on Jan. 26. (Photo: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

STAFF (2019-01-30). Why Is Justin Trudeau Backing Trump's Coup in Venezuela? truthdig.com The U.S. is prepared to violate the U.N. charter to overthrow the Maduro government, and it has found a willing partner in Canada.

Jesse Jackson (2019-01-30). Trump Cranks up the Miseries of the People of Venezuela. commondreams.org Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces he is breaking relations with the U.S., to supporters from a balcony at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Photo: AP Photo/Ariana Cubillo) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-01-30). African Socialists Show Solidarity With Venezuela, Maduro. telesurenglish.net Socialist organizations from two African countries Tanzania and Mali came out in support of Venezuelan government and strongly opposed the intervention of the United States in the South American country. | RELATED: | John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil, Not Democracy | "We adopt this stance due to our deep concern of…

Marco Teruggi (2019-01-30). Coup in Venezuela: What Next? zcomm.org The axis of the current situation originates and rests in the US…

Paul Dobson (2019-01-30). Guaido Continues Diplomatic Efforts as Venezuelan Courts Open Proceedings against Him. venezuelanalysis.com Local and international authorities have also reacted fiercely to the recently announced oil embargo, describing it as "illegal."

aljazeera (2019-01-30). 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.

Shamus Cooke (2019-01-30). Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump's Test on Venezuela's Coup. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Stansfield Smith (2019-01-30). The U.S. coup in Venezuela: new attempt to eradicate the Chavista Revolution. mronline.org For over two years we have been told Putin's Russia has interfered with the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. We now find the U.S. government has decided it can unilaterally invalidate the actual presidential elections in Venezuela and recognize a person of its choosing as president. | Source

South Front (2019-01-30). Video: Venezuela Crisis: US Has Painted Itself into Corner. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Venezuela has the dubious fortune of being located on the continent of South America, which the United States has treated under the so-called "Monroe Doctrine" as its exclusive zone of political, economic, and military influence. In practical terms it …

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Venezuela: Lima Group Refuses to Back US Military Intervention. telesurenglish.net The predominantly right-wing Lima Group which supports the coup attempt by self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido backed by the United States said they would not condone a military intervention to depose President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED…

Adam Johnson (2019-01-30). Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times' Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America. commondreams.org Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro flashes victory signs, declaring he will prevail amid a "coup," during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday. (Photo: Ariana Cubillos / AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-01-30). 30,000 Flee Nigeria Amid Fear of Boko Haram Attack: UNHCR. telesurenglish.net The fear of new attacks from militant group Boko Haram has forced some 30,000 people to flee a northern Nigerian town and cross the border into Cameroon over the weekend, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). | RELATED: | Nigerian Rights Group Estimates 20,000 Kidnapped Girls in Mali | "The [nationwide] hostilities have…

aljazeera (2019-01-30). Brazil dam disaster: 'Dead or alive, we just want to know'. aljazeera.com Families search for answers after muddy sea of debris swept away everything in its path and killed more than 80 people.

teleSUR (2019-01-30). U.N. Seeks Inquiry Into Toxic Waste From Brazil Dam Collapse. telesurenglish.net United Nations human rights experts called Wednesday for an impartial investigation into the deadly collapse of a dam in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and into the toxicity of the waste from the iron ore mine owned by Vale. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro's Son Linked to Suspect of Marielle Franco's Murder | In a statement, the U.N. expert on disposal of hazardous substances B…

Elias Marat (2019-01-30). Controversial News Rating App NewsGuard Linked to Saudi Arabia's PR Machine. mintpressnews.com The third-largest investor in the mainstream media narrative-enforcing tool is Publicis Groupe, a multinational advertising firm based in Paris whose subsidiaries include public relations and damage-control firms whose modus operandi is the manipulation of media narratives for a range of corporate clients.

aljazeera (2019-01-30). At least 12 people killed as floods wreak havoc in Saudi Arabia. aljazeera.com Heavy downpours hit country's western and northwestern parts with 271 people rescued by authorities.

aljazeera (2019-01-30). Father of late Saudi sisters rejects suicide conclusion: Report. aljazeera.com Last week, a medical examiner said that the sisters had committed suicide by walking into the Hudson River in 2018.

Jonah Raskin (2019-01-30). Chesa Boudin: A Radical Child of the Criminal Justice System Seeks to Reform the San Francisco DA's Office. counterpunch.org "Corruption is a dagger at the heart of democracy. The best antidote to corruption, racism, and tyranny is transparency and civic engagement." — Chesa Boudin The name, Chesa Boudin, may not mean much to San Francisco voters, at least not yet. After all, his campaign for DA has just begun. But to American radicals of at More

Jonathan Cook (2019-01-30). Israeli General Mounts Challenge to Netanyahu by Flaunting Gaza Carnage. counterpunch.org 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. Already, at this early stage of campaigning, some 31 per cent of the Israeli public prefer Gantz to head the next government over Netanyahu, who is only months away from becoming the longest-serving leader in Israel's history. More

Jeff Hauser — Eleanor Eagan (2019-01-30). Trump and the Feckless Chairman: Will Congress Hold the Administration Accountable? counterpunch.org The executive branch has been overrun by individuals who have consistently been allowed to treat the world as their personal playground without any consequences. It is, therefore, unsurprising that last week, two Treasury Department officials declined to make themselves available to speak with the House Committee on Ways and Means. It is Chairman Richard Neal's (D-Mass.) responsibility to ensure that they appear before the committee More

George Ochenski (2019-01-30). Is Anyone Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf of Pennsylvania Avenue Anymore? counterpunch.org It's safe to say Washington, D.C., is badly broken. Congress is supposed to be writing, debating and passing federal laws, policies and taxes. The president has the option to veto congressional measures or sign them into law and implement them as written. Instead, we have the absolute spectacle of an out-of-control president stomping around issuing More

Karl Grossman (2019-01-30). A Theology of Power: Mike Pence and the Dominionists. counterpunch.org Those involved in what's become a major component of the evangelical right in the United States call themselves "dominionists." They follow "dominion theology." Pointing to the Bible, they emphasize that in it God gave humans "dominion" over the natural world and life in it. This, they believe, gives them license to exploit the earth. Further, More

Steve Early (2019-01-30). How SEIU's Self-Inflicted Loss Became Labor's Gain. counterpunch.org Ten years ago this month, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) shot itself in the foot, big time. To silence internal critics, then-SEIU President Andy Stern imposed the largest trusteeship over a local union in the history of U.S. labor. SEIU headquarters in Washington dispatched hundreds of national union staffers from around the country to More

Elliot Sperber (2019-01-30). The Origin of Bullshit. counterpunch.org In ancient Crete and ancient Anatolia, Et alia, the bull was a symbol of sovereign power the one who commands, who decides who dies, and what lives — as such, it's not coincidental that the bull's as well a symbol of not Wall Street just but capital in general and all that wields coercive power More

Sarah Anderson (2019-01-30). For Dell's Billionaire CEO, Taxing the Ultra-Rich is a Joke. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

aljazeera (2019-01-30). Sudanese agents briefly detain opposition leader's daughter. aljazeera.com Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi, deputy head of her father's Umma party, was taken into custody early on Wednesday.

Derrick Broze (2019-01-30). U.S. House Commerce Committee Accuses FCC of Colluding with Big Wireless. mintpressnews.com The Chair of the U.S. House Commerce Committee has sent a letter to the FCC requesting copies of communications between the agency and the "Big Wireless" corporations.

Microwave News (2019-01-30). Italian Court Orders Public Safety Campaign. globalresearch.ca In a victory for advocates of precaution, an Italian court has ordered the government to launch a campaign to advise the public of the health risks from mobile and cordless phones. | The information campaign must begin by July 16. | The …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-01-30). "Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter": Censorship Tendencies on Social Media. globalresearch.ca It is all a rather sorry tale. Molly Russell, another teenager gorged on social media content, sharing and darkly revelling, took her own life in 2017 supposedly after viewing what the BBC described as "disturbing content about suicide on …

Nino Pagliccia (2019-01-30). Who Needs Elections? Ask the US About the Government Your Country Should Have. globalresearch.ca Would anybody reading this article want to appoint him/herself as prime minister of Canada in front of a friendly crowd? All you need to say is that you don't recognize the elected prime minister as legitimate. | I asked that question …

Prof. James Petras (2019-01-30). Peculiarities of US Imperialism in Latin America. globalresearch.ca Understanding imperialism as a general phenomenon loses sight of its modus operandi in any specific and meaningful context. While the exercise of imperialist power is a common strategy, its motives, instruments, objectives and engagement vary, depending on the nature of …

Kevin Gosztola (2019-01-30). CNN Goes 'Undercover' to Manufacture Consent for Coup Attempt in Venezuela. theantimedia.com (SP) — A CNN "exclusive" report from inside Venezuela aired multiple times on the network on January 28. It is a prime example of how influential media outlets in the U.S. effectively create propaganda for the opposition, which now is receiving funds from President Donald Trump's administration. For the four-minute report, CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh went "undercover" amidst what …

WSWS (2019-01-30). Russian Duma plans internet crackdown as 12,000 truckers strike. wsws.org The legislation is part of a global assault on free speech on the internet and a censorship campaign against independent news outlets.

Know History (2019-01-30). Trump's, Pompeo's, Bolton's, The CIA's and Pentagon's Heinous Violence Toward Venezuela. indybay.org Trump continues the illegal violence directed by the CIA and White House against Venezuela as the CIA has violated Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Chile, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua etc since 1947, as our government has violated S and Central America since they achieved independence from Spain.

Michael Steinberg (2019-01-30). How Will PG&E's Bankruptcy Affect Diablo Canyon Nuke/s Shutdown? indybay.org PG&E's bankrupcy filing will, among other things, affect the scheduled shutdown of its Diablo Canyon nuclear plant on Central California's coast. But how?>

RT (2019-01-30). 'Why must we hate Iran?' Rick Sanchez questions MSM mantra as Trump & US intel disagree. rt.com Twisted headlines and nuclear accusations against Iran all serve the same purpose: beating the drums of war and fanning public hatred: Rick Sanchez takes on how the White House and the MSM are trying to ram their message home. |

Turkish Minute (2019-01-30). Survey Shows 80% of Turks Perceive US as the 'Most Dangerous' Country. theantimedia.com (TM) — According to a recent survey conducted by Kadir Has University a whopping 81.9 percent of Turks consider the United States the most dangerous country for Turkey. Israel follows the US with 63.3 percent, according to the survey, titled "Turkey Social and Political Trends Research," published by Turkish media outlets on Wednesday. The opinion poll …

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The Making of Juan Guaidó: US Regime-Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-30
The Washington favorite has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization, write Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal of Grayzone. By Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal Grayzone Before the fateful date of Jan. 22, fewer than 1-in-5 Venezuelans had… Read more ?…
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Trump's Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story
Eric Draitser | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
The US-sponsored coup in Venezuela, still ongoing as I write this, is the latest chapter in the long and bloody history of US imperialism in Latin America. This basic fact, understood by most across the left of the political spectrum — including even the chattering liberal class which acknowledges this truth only with the passage of time and never in the moment — must undergird any analysis of the situation in Venezuela today. That is to say, the country is being targeted by the Yanqui Empire.
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Bernie's Likely 2020 Bid Could Transform the Political Landscape
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2019-01-30
While on the surface aimed at one individual, such an assault is actually an ideological war against the vision of government aligned with social justice…
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86% of Venezuelans Oppose Military Intervention, 81% Against US Sanctions, Local Polling Shows
Ben Norton | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
The vast majority of Venezuelans oppose military intervention and US sanctions to try to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power, according to polling by the local firm Hinterlaces. | *** | More than eight out of ten Venezuelans oppose international intervention, both … | The post 86% of Venezuelans Oppose Military Intervention, 81% Against US Sanctions, Local Polling Shows appeared first on Global Research.
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Legislation Re-Introduced to End U.S. Role in Yemen War
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-01-30
Washington, D.C. — January 30, 2019 — In response to Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) re-introducing bipartisan, privileged resolutions to force a vote on whether or not to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin the Senior […] | The post Legislation Re-Introduced to End U.S. Role in Yemen War appeared first on Peace Action.
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Peace in Afghanistan? Maybe–but a Minerals Rush Is Already Underway
Antony Loewenstein | thenation.com | 2019-01-30
Peace in Afghanistan? Maybe–but a Minerals Rush Is Already Underway…
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Uruguay, Mexico Call for Global Peace Conference on Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
Uruguay and Mexico are calling for an international conference with governments and institutions to debate on a new dialogue mechanism, including all Venezuelan political forces, to bring peace to the country. | RELATED: | John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil | "The governments of Uruguay and Mexico, from the neutral perspective both have adopted regarding Venezuela, decided to organize an international conference with representatives of the ma…
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Chile: Mapuches Fight For Right to Consultation in Araucania
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
Chile's Mapuche community from Araucania made public on Sunday a communique defending their stance against Plan to Promote Auracania and the National Accord for Peace in Araucania. | RELATED: | Supreme Court Finds in Favor of Mapuche Leader Facundo Jones | The Mapuches also criticized the Chilean government's double standards of conducting two different policies related to human rights. They argued that while the State condemns the Venezuelan government's "alleged" human rights…
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Philippines: Two Killed in Mosque Grenade Attack
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
An attack perpetrated in a mosque in the city of Zamboanga Penninsula of the Philippines on Wednesday left a death toll of two with a reported four wounded, according to local media reports. | RELATED: | Philippines: Two Bomb Explosions in Sulu Disrupt Peace Efforts | Police reported they have found safety pins belonging to grenades used in the attack but have been unable to identity the attackers. They have not ruled out the possibility that the assailants might have been actin…
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Argentina: Macri Signs Decree to 'Privatize' Recreation Centers
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
Argentine President Mauricio Macri signed a Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) Wednesday dissolving the Secretariat of Sports replacing it with a public-private agency, allowing for privatization, tariffs, and the selling of the country's cultural legacy in the form of state assets. | RELATED: | Argentines Protest 'Imperialist Interference' in Venezuela | DNU 92/2019 establishes the creation of the National Sports Agency, which replaces the former Sports Secretariat. It is widely…
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Sudan: Protests Continue Following Promise to Free Detainees
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
Sudanese authorities announced Tuesday that all detainees held since the beginning of anti-government demonstrations on Dec. 19 will be released. However, the organizers of the protests said no one has been released so far. | RELATED: | Sudan: Bashir Not Stepping Down Despite Month of Protests | The Sudanese Information Ministry said that the head of the Na…
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US Rep. Calls Police on Supporters of Congresswoman Trying to Organize Delegation to West Bank
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-30
"Instead of her [Rep. Tlaib] talking about things, she's new here, she ought to listen and learn and open her mind and then come to some conclusions." — Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. | The post US Rep. Calls Police on Supporters of Congresswoman Trying to Organize Delegation to West Bank appeared first on MintPress News.
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Trump Doesn't Always Get It Wrong on the Middle East
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
Must one talk of Donald Trump? One must and not just because of the power of his position as US president, but because the nature of his foreign policy is misunderstood. I was answering questions about the future of the Middle East at a meeting of Independent subscribers last Tuesday evening when there was a predictable question about…
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Video: Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela. Canada Violates the UN Charter
Paul Jay | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
Why is Canada violating the UN Charter and leading the way for regime change in Venezuela? Paul Jay and Yves Engler join Sharmini Peries. | *** | SHARMINI PERIES: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore…. | The post Video: Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela. Canada Violates the UN Charter appeared first on Global Research.
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The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader
Dan Cohen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
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 Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader appeared first on Global Research.
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DA Challenges New Mumia Court Appeal
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
When Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's new purportedly progressive district attorney, took office last January, he vowed to unflinchingly make the office's goal "seeking justice," instead of just seeking convictions, as a string of DAs going back to at least Ed Rendell had done. Last week, faced with a decision calling for real courage, Krasner flinched. In…
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Why We Lost the Afghan War (Again)
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
December 11, 2001: Three months after 9/11, two months after George W. Bush ordered bombs to begin raining on Kabul, the day The Village Voice published one of my war reports from the front in Afghanistan. "We've lost this war," I wrote. To drive my point home, the headline was: "How We Lost Afghanistan." I continued:…
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Listen | NewsGuard & the Fake News Watchdog Racket
Robbie Martin | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-30
In this special episode of Media Roots Radio Robbie Martin interviews journalist and writer Whitney Webb about her recent 'NewsGuard' expose for MintPress News. NewsGuard is the most recent iteration of the neocon/neoliberal/corporate agenda to soft-censor alternative news and status-quo challenging view points on the internet. First there was 'Prop or Not' then there was 'Alliance for Securing Democracy' now there is 'NewsGuard'. | Top Photo | Primedia chairman and CEO Tom Rogers, lef…
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Allan Nairn: Trump's Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams Is a War Criminal Who Has Abetted Genocide
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-30
In an ongoing effort to topple Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Vice President Mike Pence met with members of the Venezuelan opposition at the White House Tuesday alongside Trump's new special envoy to Venezuela, Elliott Abrams. Elliott Abrams is a right-wing hawk who was convicted in 1991 for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra scandal, but he was later pardoned by President George H.W. Bush. Abrams defended Guatemalan dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt as he oversaw a campaign of mass murder and torture of indigenous people in Guatemala in the 1980s. Ríos Montt was later convicted of genocide. Abrams w…
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Video: Fake News Story: Hundreds Killed in Clashes Between Pro-Iranian and Pro-Russian Forces
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
A fake-news story about large-scale clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Iranian factions in Syria is making jitters in English- and Russian-language mainstream media outlets. According to these reports citing anonymous sources and each other, "the pro-Russian Tiger Forces and 5th… | The post Video: Fake News Story: Hundreds Killed in Clashes Between Pro-Iranian and Pro-Russian Forces appeared first on Global Research.
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3 Injured in Iran Police Station Attack
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
An attack consisting of two bomb explosions was perpetrated by the Jaish al-Adl group on a police station in the city of Zahedan, southeastern Iran, injuring three police officers. | RELATED: | US: Iranian TV Anchor Released from Detention Without Charge | The group reported they'd targeted the police station with "two strong bombs," which are allegedly handmade. | "Investigations showed that the explosion was caused by a handmade explosive device, which led to a bomb squad being…
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Marzieh Hashemi: Journalist returns to Iran after US detention
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-30
Marzieh Hashemi arrives in Tehran, Iranian broadcaster Press TV says, after being held for 10 days in Washington, DC.
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Trump lashes out at US spy chiefs over Iran, North Korea and ISIL
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-30
Trump calls US intelligence directors 'naive' after they contradicted his views on threats to the US.
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SDS says "Hands Off Venezuela!"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-30
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Students for a Democratic Society (National). | Trump has recognized the self-appointed presidency of the Venezuelan right-wing opposition leader, Juan Guaido. SDS denounces this move of aggression and says, "Hands Off Venezuela!" | This is a clear violation of the democratic process and sovereignty of Venezuela. The US has a long history of backing right-wing coups, dictators and dirty wars in Latin America, in order to keep the region subjugated by US multinational businesses. Recently Venezuela has been a major target, facing debilitating sanc…
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Legislation Re-Introduced to End U.S. Role in Yemen War
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-01-30
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No-First-Use Bill Would Reduce the Risk of Nuclear War
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UAE Slammed After Crowd Violence Against Qatari Team
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
Football fans on social media are imploring FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to punish the UAE after Emirati fans pelted Qatari players with shoes and bottles during the Asian Cup semi-final Tuesday. | RELATED: | Twitter Explodes Over Male UAE Gender Equality Award Winners | Emirati fans began the game by booing the Qatari national anthem and ended it by throwing bottles and shoes at the players, who beat the host UAE team 4 – 0. The atmosphere in the stadium becam…
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Trump's Crusade in Latin America
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
What we are witnessing in Venezuela is a Latin America policy that draws from the Cold War and the era of US interventions, when regard for democracy and international law mattered little and anticommunism was the dominant motif. With John Bolton and Mike Pompeo leading the way, the targeting of Venezuela, along with Cuba and…
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More Than 60 LGBTQI Groups Boycott Eurovision, Tel Aviv Pride
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
More than 60 LGBTQ groups from nearly 20 countries called on other LGBTQ organizations to boycott the 2019 Eurovision contest in Israel. Eurovision has a strong following among the LGBTQ communities. | RELATED: | Violent Attacks Against Palestinians Is Deeply Concerning: UN | The signatories accused Israel of distracting "attention from its war c…
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Bipartisan Coalition in Senate and House Announce New Push to End U.S. Support for Saudi-led War in Yemen
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-01-30
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The War That Didn't End All Wars
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
I reach out to touch the portrait of his youthful face, scarcely wrinkled and smiling. Why did you have to die so young? Tears form–it is almost too much to bear. Almost, no, it is too much to bear. I look down at the floor. A map painted on the floor points me to Amiens.
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A Huge Step Forward In The Quest To Expand Social Security
Nancy J. Altman | commondreams.org | 2019-01-30
Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., accompanied by members of the House Ways & Means Committee, Social Security advocates, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, to announce the introduction of the Social Security 2100 Act. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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A War for Oil? Bolton Pushes Privatization of Venezuela's Oil as U.S. Ratchets Up Pressure on Maduro
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-30
As the Trump administration continues its attempt to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the U.S. has imposed a de facto embargo on oil from Venezuela's state-run oil company. The new sanctions include exemptions for several U.S. firms, including Chevron and Halliburton, to allow them to continue working in Venezuela. We speak with prize-winning investigative journalist Allan Nairn about the push to privatize Venezuela's oil.
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Death and Disappearance: Inside the World of Privatised War
Abigail Fielding-Smith, Crofton Black | commondreams.org | 2019-01-30
"The industry has grown up and the US has gone away and stopped paying attention. It's crazy now—Vegas meets military action." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Incompetence Plus Malice Add Up to Trump's Losing Formula on Immigration
Bill Boyarsky | truthdig.com | 2019-01-30
From the beginning of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the immigration issue has defined his political profile. More than anything else, it has opened a window on his authoritarian mind, his disdain for the truth and for democratic institutions. Such contempt has revealed the dangers of Trumpism to much of a nation governed, often imperfectly, by the law. The way immigrants are locked up in detention centers without trial warns us of the possibility of a police state. | Last week, the president's braggadocio crumbled in the face of facts and the strategic opposition of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She clearly…
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Why We Mourn the Loss of a Printed 'Forward'
Ross Perlin | thenation.com | 2019-01-30
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Benjamin Netanyahu Blasted for Wooing Holocaust-Distorting Allies
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-30
JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's warm welcome to Lithuania's prime minister marks his latest embrace of an eastern European leader who has offered strong political support while promoting a distorted image of the Holocaust. | Lithuania is among a slew of former communist nations swept up in a wave of World War II-era revisionism that seeks to diminish their culpability in the Holocaust while making heroes out of anti-Soviet nationalists involved in the mass killing of Jews. In Israel, established in the wake of the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews, many say Netanyahu is cynically betra…
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NAACP Challenge to 2020 Census Preparations Moves Forward
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2019-01-30
Federal judge denies Census Bureau motion to dismiss suit over inadequate government preparations for the 2020 Census The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its allies today won a major court ruling that allows them to proceed with a federal lawsuit challenging the government's inadequate preparations for the 2020 Census. "[T]he census must […] | The post NAACP Challenge to 2020 Census Preparations Moves Forward appeared first on NAACP.
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Howard Schultz Is a Presidential Candidate Only Late Capitalism Could Produce
Jacob Bacharach | truthdig.com | 2019-01-30
The former CEO's self-importance is matched only by his cluelessness. If Democrats are smart, they'll bring him up every chance they get. | The post Howard Schultz Is a Presidential Candidate Only Late Capitalism Could Produce appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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'US Trying to Overthrow the Government of Venezuela,' Warns Veteran Journalist Allan Nairn
Democracy Now! | commondreams.org | 2019-01-30
Ousting Madura, privatizing Venezuela's oil, and war criminals | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Democracy in the Americas: the U.S. Pot and the Venezuelan Kettle
Joe Emersberger | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
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. People can oppose President Donald Trump's economic sanctions and incitement of a military coup without acknowledging…
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Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America's War on Venezuela
Garikai Chengu | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
From the first moment Hugo Chavez took office, the US has been trying to overthrow Venezuela's socialist movement by using sanctions, coup attempts, and funding the opposition parties. After all, there is nothing more undemocratic than a coup d'état. | The post Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America's War on Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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Water crisis continues in Newark — Is it New Jersey's Flint?
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-30
NEWARK, N.J.–The health crisis in Flint, Michigan, where over 100,000 residents were exposed to dangerous levels of lead in the water, prompted lawmakers to test the water of school systems across the country. What we know now is that Flint is not an isolated incident. There are Flints all over the country, cities where simply …
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Lawmakers look to block US support for Saudi-UAE war on Yemen
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-30
Legislators say the war was never approved by US Congress, argue US should halt its support for Saudi-UAE offensive.
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Q&A: Congress Takes a Historic Step to End the War on Yemen
James Carden | thenation.com | 2019-01-30
Q&A: Congress Takes a Historic Step to End the War on Yemen…
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There is only one president in Venezuela–Nicolás Maduro
Ian Goodrum | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-30
The way some in the media tell it, there are two presidents currently serving in Venezuela. An awkward situation, if appearances are to be believed–but if we know anything by now, it's that little is as it seems. This period of confusion started after relative unknown legislator Juan Guaidó declared himself "interim president" last week …
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Just What the Doctor Ordered, for Our Health and Future: Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds Rep. Smith and Sen. Warren's "No First Use" Legislation
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-01-30
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Malcolm X Warned About These Bourgeois Hustlers
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-01-30
Barack Obama was not an outlier but the norm when it comes to the tokens who are paraded by Democrats to represent faux-progress and counterfeit diversity and Kamala Harris is the next in line, says Teodrose Fikre of the Ghion Journal. By Teodrose… Read more ?…
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Howard Schultz Is Just Like Every Other Billionaire–Afraid of Losing His Wealth and Privilege
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-01-30
Howard Schultz Is Just Like Every Other Billionaire–Afraid of Losing His Wealth and Privilege…
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Trump's absurd attempt to use cold spell to deny global warming
Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-30
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"The Worst Option is War": US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country's Crisis
Benjamin Dangl | commondreams.org | 2019-01-30
Elliott Abrams, left, listens to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talk about Venezuela at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Fyre Fest, scams and capitalist art
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-30
Jacksonville, FL – We're in an era of capitalism cannibalizing itself. Look at the Trump tax cuts that handed out $1.5 trillion to corporations, which then used the windfall to take out loans, buy back their own stock, and inflate their share prices – all to attract more investors and repeat the cycle! Since art reflects our social conditions, we'd expect to see this same 'cannibal capitalism' at play in our movies and television – and we'd be right. | No where is this more apparent than American movies. Beyond the endless stream of remakes, reboots, sequels, prequels and more, we've also seen an explosion of fil…
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Trump's Withdrawals From Afghanistan and Syria Are Hardly 'A Gift to Putin'
Stephen F. Cohen | thenation.com | 2019-01-30
Trump's Withdrawals From Afghanistan and Syria Are Hardly 'A Gift to Putin'…
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Turkey frees US consulate staff convicted of terror charge
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-30
Interpreter Ulucay was one of two US diplomatic mission employees imprisoned in Turkey.
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Venezuela's Maduro Says Oil, Resources Behind US Intervention
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro assured Wednesday that the main reason for the growing pressure exerted by the United States against his government is the desire to seize its oil and mineral resources. | In an exclusive interview with the Russian outlet Sputnik, the president made reference to the mineral and natural wealth of his country as the reason behind Washington supporting coup efforts against his country. | "The direct reason is seizing the oil of Venezuela, because we have the largest oil reserves certified, we certify what will be the largest reserves of gold in the world, we have the fourth re…
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As U.S. Moves to Oust Maduro, Is Invading Venezuela Next? Allan Nairn on Trump's Attempted Coup
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-30
The United States is continuing to ratchet up pressure on the Venezuelan government in an attempt to topple President Nicolás Maduro. On Tuesday, the State Department announced it is giving control of Venezuela's U.S. bank accounts to opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who declared himself to be president last week. Meanwhile, the U.S. has also refused to rule out a military invasion of Venezuela. We spend the hour with prize-winning investigative journalist Allan Nairn.
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Trump Cranks up the Miseries of the People of Venezuela
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2019-01-30
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces he is breaking relations with the U.S., to supporters from a balcony at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Photo: AP Photo/Ariana Cubillo) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Venezuela: Lima Group Refuses to Back US Military Intervention
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
The predominantly right-wing Lima Group which supports the coup attempt by self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido backed by the United States said they would not condone a military intervention to depose President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED…
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Video: Venezuela Crisis: US Has Painted Itself into Corner
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
Introduction | Venezuela has the dubious fortune of being located on the continent of South America, which the United States has treated under the so-called "Monroe Doctrine" as its exclusive zone of political, economic, and military influence. In practical terms it … | The post Video: Venezuela Crisis: US Has Painted Itself into Corner appeared first on Global Research.
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John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
Smashing the claims of "protecting democracy" in Venezuela, the United States National Security Advisor John Bolton said in an interview that they are backing the illegal coup in the South American country because of oil. | RELATED: | China Affirms Support for Venezuela, Condemns Sanctions | "It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could ha…
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Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times' Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America
Adam Johnson | commondreams.org | 2019-01-30
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro flashes victory signs, declaring he will prevail amid a "coup," during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday. (Photo: Ariana Cubillos / AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump's Test on Venezuela's Coup
Shamus Cooke | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
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 … | The post Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump's Test on Venezuela's Coup appeared first on Global Research.
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The U.S. coup in Venezuela: new attempt to eradicate the Chavista Revolution
Stansfield Smith | mronline.org | 2019-01-30
For over two years we have been told Putin's Russia has interfered with the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. We now find the U.S. government has decided it can unilaterally invalidate the actual presidential elections in Venezuela and recognize a person of its choosing as president. | Source…
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Maduro denounces Citgo takeover as 'robbery'
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2019-01-30
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro says he plans to take legal action against the United States to defy the sanctions. | Source…
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Venezuela Says Pay For Oil Before Leaving Port
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
President of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Manuel Quevedo, said Tuesday that the Venezuelan state-owned company will modify its operations to combat new U.S. sanctions, which will affect its previous international contracts. | RELATED: | US Threatens to Funnel Venezuelan Oil Revenues to Guaido | "Any ship leaving a Venezuelan port, carrying our people's oil, must pay fo…
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Why I Strongly Oppose U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
Ro Khanna | commondreams.org | 2019-01-30
Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaid√≥, speaks during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela on Jan. 26. (Photo: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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The Propagandists for Empire
Kenn Orphan | zcomm.org | 2019-01-30
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 Read…
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Coup in Venezuela: What Next?
Marco Teruggi | zcomm.org | 2019-01-30
The axis of the current situation originates and rests in the US…
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African Socialists Show Solidarity With Venezuela, Maduro
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
Socialist organizations from two African countries Tanzania and Mali came out in support of Venezuelan government and strongly opposed the intervention of the United States in the South American country. | RELATED: | John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil, Not Democracy | "We adopt this stance due to our deep concern of…
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When Is a Democracy not a Democracy? When It's Venezuela and the US is Pushing Regime Change
Joe Emersberger, MintPress News | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-30
Joe Emersberger looks at the US-led intervention efforts in Venezuela and the rationale behind them.
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Why Is Justin Trudeau Backing Trump's Coup in Venezuela?
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-01-30
The U.S. is prepared to violate the U.N. charter to overthrow the Maduro government, and it has found a willing partner in Canada. | The post Why Is Justin Trudeau Backing Trump's Coup in Venezuela? appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Latin American anti-imperialists weigh in on Venezuela coup
Special to PeoplesWorld | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-30
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Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-30
Latest updates as Venezuela plunges into a major crisis amid a growing row over Nicolas Maduro's presidency.
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Guaido Continues Diplomatic Efforts as Venezuelan Courts Open Proceedings against Him
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-30
Local and international authorities have also reacted fiercely to the recently announced oil embargo, describing it as "illegal."
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30,000 Flee Nigeria Amid Fear of Boko Haram Attack: UNHCR
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
The fear of new attacks from militant group Boko Haram has forced some 30,000 people to flee a northern Nigerian town and cross the border into Cameroon over the weekend, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). | RELATED: | Nigerian Rights Group Estimates 20,000 Kidnapped Girls in Mali | "The [nationwide] hostilities have…
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U.N. Seeks Inquiry Into Toxic Waste From Brazil Dam Collapse
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
United Nations human rights experts called Wednesday for an impartial investigation into the deadly collapse of a dam in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and into the toxicity of the waste from the iron ore mine owned by Vale. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro's Son Linked to Suspect of Marielle Franco's Murder | In a statement, the U.N. expert on disposal of hazardous substances B…
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Brazil dam disaster: 'Dead or alive, we just want to know'
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-30
Families search for answers after muddy sea of debris swept away everything in its path and killed more than 80 people.
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Controversial News Rating App NewsGuard Linked to Saudi Arabia's PR Machine
Elias Marat | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-30
The third-largest investor in the mainstream media narrative-enforcing tool is Publicis Groupe, a multinational advertising firm based in Paris whose subsidiaries include public relations and damage-control firms whose modus operandi is the manipulation of media narratives for a range of corporate clients. | The post Controversial News Rating App NewsGuard Linked to Saudi Arabia's PR Machine appeared first on MintPress News.
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At least 12 people killed as floods wreak havoc in Saudi Arabia
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-30
Heavy downpours hit country's western and northwestern parts with 271 people rescued by authorities.
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Father of late Saudi sisters rejects suicide conclusion: Report
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-30
Last week, a medical examiner said that the sisters had committed suicide by walking into the Hudson River in 2018.
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The Origin of Bullshit
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
In ancient Crete and ancient Anatolia, Et alia, the bull was a symbol of sovereign power the one who commands, who decides who dies, and what lives — as such, it's not coincidental that the bull's as well a symbol of not Wall Street just but capital in general and all that wields coercive power…
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Israeli General Mounts Challenge to Netanyahu by Flaunting Gaza Carnage
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
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. Already, at this early stage of campaigning, some 31 per cent of the Israeli public prefer Gantz to head the next government over Netanyahu, who is only months away from becoming the longest-serving leader in Israel's history.
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A Theology of Power: Mike Pence and the Dominionists
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
Those involved in what's become a major component of the evangelical right in the United States call themselves "dominionists." They follow "dominion theology." Pointing to the Bible, they emphasize that in it God gave humans "dominion" over the natural world and life in it. This, they believe, gives them license to exploit the earth. Further,…
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Chesa Boudin: A Radical Child of the Criminal Justice System Seeks to Reform the San Francisco DA's Office
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
"Corruption is a dagger at the heart of democracy. The best antidote to corruption, racism, and tyranny is transparency and civic engagement." — Chesa Boudin The name, Chesa Boudin, may not mean much to San Francisco voters, at least not yet. After all, his campaign for DA has just begun. But to American radicals of at…
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Trump and the Feckless Chairman: Will Congress Hold the Administration Accountable?
Jeff Hauser — Eleanor Eagan | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
The executive branch has been overrun by individuals who have consistently been allowed to treat the world as their personal playground without any consequences. It is, therefore, unsurprising that last week, two Treasury Department officials declined to make themselves available to speak with the House Committee on Ways and Means. It is Chairman Richard Neal's (D-Mass.) responsibility to ensure that they appear before the committee…
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How SEIU's Self-Inflicted Loss Became Labor's Gain
Steve Early | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
Ten years ago this month, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) shot itself in the foot, big time. To silence internal critics, then-SEIU President Andy Stern imposed the largest trusteeship over a local union in the history of U.S. labor. SEIU headquarters in Washington dispatched hundreds of national union staffers from around the country to…
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Is Anyone Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf of Pennsylvania Avenue Anymore?
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-30
It's safe to say Washington, D.C., is badly broken. Congress is supposed to be writing, debating and passing federal laws, policies and taxes. The president has the option to veto congressional measures or sign them into law and implement them as written. Instead, we have the absolute spectacle of an out-of-control president stomping around issuing…
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For Dell's Billionaire CEO, Taxing the Ultra-Rich is a Joke
Sarah Anderson | commondreams.org | 2019-01-30
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Sudanese agents briefly detain opposition leader's daughter
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-30
Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi, deputy head of her father's Umma party, was taken into custody early on Wednesday.
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U.S. House Commerce Committee Accuses FCC of Colluding with Big Wireless
Derrick Broze | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-30
The Chair of the U.S. House Commerce Committee has sent a letter to the FCC requesting copies of communications between the agency and the "Big Wireless" corporations. | The post U.S. House Commerce Committee Accuses FCC of Colluding with Big Wireless appeared first on MintPress News.
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Who Needs Elections? Ask the US About the Government Your Country Should Have
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
Would anybody reading this article want to appoint him/herself as prime minister of Canada in front of a friendly crowd? All you need to say is that you don't recognize the elected prime minister as legitimate. | I asked that question … | The post Who Needs Elections? Ask the US About the Government Your Country Should Have appeared first on Global Research.
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Peculiarities of US Imperialism in Latin America
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
Understanding imperialism as a general phenomenon loses sight of its modus operandi in any specific and meaningful context. While the exercise of imperialist power is a common strategy, its motives, instruments, objectives and engagement vary, depending on the nature of … | The post Peculiarities of US Imperialism in Latin America appeared first on Global Research.
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Italian Court Orders Public Safety Campaign
Microwave News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
In a victory for advocates of precaution, an Italian court has ordered the government to launch a campaign to advise the public of the health risks from mobile and cordless phones. | The information campaign must begin by July 16. | The … | The post Italian Court Orders Public Safety Campaign appeared first on Global Research.
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"Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter": Censorship Tendencies on Social Media
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-30
It is all a rather sorry tale. Molly Russell, another teenager gorged on social media content, sharing and darkly revelling, took her own life in 2017 supposedly after viewing what the BBC described as "disturbing content about suicide on … | The post "Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter": Censorship Tendencies on Social Media appeared first on Global Research.
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UK Demands Brexit Deal Change, Ireland's Peace at Stake
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-30
Ireland accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of wishful thinking Wednesday for seeking to renegotiate a post-Brexit arrangement for the Irish border in an attempt to get backing for Britain's EU divorce deal in parliament. | RELATED: | EU Lawmakers Want Visa-Free Travel for Britons Post Brexit | Other European Union leaders had quickly dismissed the idea of reopening the deal, saying the Irish "backstop" was not negotiable, shortly after parliament instructed May to do just t…
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French President Macron visits the hangman of Cairo
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-30
Macron's visit to Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is a warning that his government intends to drastically step up repression of the "yellow vests" and broader popular opposition.
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Many Countries at UN Oppose Trump Interference in Venezuela
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-01-30
Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay as they discuss the special meeting of the Security Council that took place on January 26, where many small countries stood up against American pressure and refused to recognize Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela, and defended the UN principle of non-interference | The post Many Countries at UN Oppose Trump Interference in Venezuela appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Defense Intelligence Agency warns Chinese military is reaching "critical point of confidence"
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-30
The DIA report aims to stoke fears of Chinese military expansion. However, by its own admission, China's capacities, while growing, are dwarfed by the US.
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CNN Goes 'Undercover' to Manufacture Consent for Coup Attempt in Venezuela
Kevin Gosztola | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-30
(SP) — A CNN "exclusive" report from inside Venezuela aired multiple times on the network on January 28. It is a prime example of how influential media outlets in the U.S. effectively create propaganda for the opposition, which now is receiving funds from President Donald Trump's administration. For the four-minute report, CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh went "undercover" amidst what …

CNN Goes ‘Undercover’ to Manufacture Consent for Coup Attempt in Venezuela

Germany and EU support US-engineered coup in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-30
Berlin and Brussels are backing the Venezuelan coup because they are pursuing their own imperialist interests in Latin America.
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