Daily Archives: February 24, 2019

2019-02-24: News Headlines

Abby Martin (2019-02-24). Video: Trump's Syria Deception. globalresearch.ca In Part II of our series Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin addresses the surprise order from Trump that he was "ending the war" in Syria. | Having drastically escalated the war in Syria and Iraq, find out what's behind the …

Max Blumenthal (2019-02-24). Burning Aid: An Interventionist Deception on Colombia-Venezuela Bridge? grayzoneproject.com Sen. Marco Rubio and coup leaders claim the Venezuelan National Guard burned US aid trucks on the bridge in Colombia….

Fight Back (2019-02-24). Hands off Venezuela rally in Tucson. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – At the Annual Tucson Peace Fair, February 23, the Tucson Anti War Committee organized a short march through the event to draw attention to maneuvers of Trump and U.S. imperialism against Venezuela. On the international day of action calling for "No War on Venezuela," to celebrate one month of successful resistance to the coup attempt against President Maduro, the solidarity activists shouted, "Hands off Venezuela" and drew supporters to the march from the crowd and the groups tabling. | A brief rally was held, with speakers from the Alliance for Global Justice, Pima County Green Party, DSA Tucson, IS…

Fight Back (2019-02-24). Labor, anti-war movements unite to protest U.S. aggression against Venezuela. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — The streets were full of working-class solidarity on Saturday, February 23, when well over 100 people, including trade unionists, Latin America solidarity groups and anti-war activists gathered under the banner "U.S. hands off Venezuela!" | The event was part of a global day of action to protest the ongoing U.S.-backed coup attempt against the democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro. Protesters occupied multiple intersections in the high-density Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, distributing fliers and speaking with pedestrians about the situation in Venezuela. | The demonstratio…

RT News (2019-02-24). Red Cross Denounces Unsanctioned Use of Its Emblems to Smuggle US Aid to Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The largest international aid organization has demanded that activists at the Venezuela-Colombia border not use the insignia of the Red Cross, which isn't participating in what Caracas has dismissed as a US "propaganda show." | The Red Cross learned that some …

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-24). Despite opposition violence, Guaidó's "aid" attempt flops. peoplesdispatch.org February 23, the day of the deadline given by self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido for the Venezuelan government to let in 'aid' from Colombia, was marked by provocations by the opposition on the border of the two countries. Sporadic clashes occurred at the border. A truck carrying aid was set on fire at Urena on the Colombian side, although media attempted to blame Venezuelan forces for the incident. Reports also emerged of opposition activists wearing Red Cross uniforms in their attempt to deliver the 'aid.' The act was condemned by the Red Cross. | Later in the day, at a press meet on the border, Guaido, who…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-24). Lima Group Members Invoke Human Rights While Trampling On Them. therealnews.com Venezuelan human rights activist Antonio Gonzalez Plessman discusses the human rights situation in Venezuela and other Latin American states…

Zero Hedge (2019-02-24). Video: "I'm Committing Professional Suicide": CBS Star Reporter Admits "Mostly Liberal" Journalists Are Now "Political Activists" globalresearch.ca CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan has broken ranks and admitted that journalists have lost their objectivity and become "political activists." | During an appearance on the Mike Drop podcast with retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland, Logan admitted that …

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-24). Emergency declared in Sudan following anti-government demonstration. peoplesdispatch.org A state of emergency was declared in Sudan by president Omar al-Bashir on February 22, after he dissolved his cabinet and local governments for at least one year. Following the announcement, al-Bashir issued two decrees which set up a caretaker administration. He appointed 16 army officers and two security officers as the new governors for the eight provinces of the country. | However, many activists said that the decision is intended to curb the popular uprising as the implementation of emergency will give the security forces and the military "the right to search without warrant, to raid houses and arrest anybod…

Christopher Black (2019-02-24). Mobilise for Peace. "The Threat of World War Grows as U.S. Power Declines" globalresearch.ca The road to war has many signposts along the way, even that small sign buried under weeds, squashed down by marching boots, that has scribbled on it, in haste, by a fleeing hand, "the lost path to peace". But the …

Stephen Lendman (2019-02-24). Farcical Upcoming Ukraine Presidential Election. globalresearch.ca No matter who comes out on top as president in the March 31 "election," ordinary Ukrainians lose, along with any chance for regional peace — ruled out by Washington. | Over 40 candidates are running for president. Few among them …

Fight Back (2019-02-24). Urgent Message from the Communist Party of Cuba on Venezuela. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following message from the Communist Party of Cuba. | As stated in the Declaration of the Revolutionary Government of Cuba on February 13, "the escalation of pressure and action by the government of the United States to prepare a military adventure disguised as humanitarian intervention" not only constitutes a real threat to the Bolivarian Revolution, but also carries a real danger for peace on the continent. | Washington must not underestimate the costs of aggression against Venezuela. The possibility of a disastrous regionalization of the armed conflict would affect ou…

V. Arun Kumar (2019-02-24). [PHOTOS] "We are on the right side of history" Maduro at HandsOffVenezuela Rally. peoplesdispatch.org On February 23, tens of thousands of Venezuelans from various sectors took over the streets of Caracas in a massive rally in support of president Nicolas Maduro and against United States-led intervention. From 10 in the morning, huge crowds gathered at various parts of the city, converging to form a sea of red near Miraflores Palace. The march was organised in the backdrop of the attempt by US and Colombian right wing government to forcefully enter 'aid' into Venezuela through the Simon Bolivar International Bridge across Táchira River. | Despite being faced with the threat of US intervention in the name of aid,…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-24). Canada's "Humanitarian Aid" for Venezuela: Provocation or Genuine Concern? therealnews.com Canadian analyst Yves Engler discusses the history of Canadian humanitarian aid, which all too often works to support US foreign policy interests and have nothing to do with genuine concern for people's suffering…

Farooque Chowdhury (2019-02-24). Imperialism Provokes Military Intervention in Venezuela: Blood Along Brazil Border. globalresearch.ca Imperialism has initiated provocation for beginning its planned military intervention in Venezuela. Imperialism is treading a bloody path. Already it has spilled blood along Brazil border. | The MSM including Reuters, BBC, The Independent reported on February 22, 2019: …

Mark Cook (2019-02-24). Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America. globalresearch.ca I was sitting in my apartment in Caracas, Venezuela, reading the online edition of Time magazine ( 5/19/16), which carried a report that there was not even something as basic as aspirin to be found anywhere in Venezuela: "Basic …

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-24). #HandsOffVenezuela: Venezuelans march against US agression. peoplesdispatch.org Speaking at the march, President Nicolas Maduro said that the hundreds of thousands at the rally and in similar mobilizations across the country were on the right side of history.

Adam Johnson (2019-02-24). The U.S.-Venezuela Aid Convoy Story Is Clearly Bogus, but No One Wants to Say It. globalresearch.ca No one actually thinks the same Donald Trump who kicked off his run for the White House by calling Mexicans rapists, and subsequently, as president, left Puerto Rico for dead after Hurricane Maria, cares at all about the Venezuelan poor. …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-02-24). Venezuela: Trade Unions Ratify Anti-Imperialist Stance. zcomm.org Trade unions and political organizations also voiced criticisms and demands for improved salaries and working conditions…

Kevin Tillman (2019-02-24). A Call to Halt an Illegal Invasion of Venezuela. commondreams.org "It is evident that our representative leaders don't care about the health and welfare of the Venezuelan people any more than they cared about the Iraqi people," the author writes. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT News (2019-02-24). Domino Effect: Pompeo Vows US Will Help Uproot 'Authoritarianism' in Nicaragua & Cuba. globalresearch.ca The United States will help the people of Nicaragua and Cuba to resist "non-democratic regimes" in their countries, Mike Pompeo has said. His comments come as Washington steps up calls for a new government in Venezuela. | The secretary of state …

Brasil de Fato (2019-02-24). Representatives of 85 countries arrive to Caracas for Peoples' Assembly. peoplesdispatch.org On February 23, delegations from 85 countries began to arrive in Caracas to participate in a meeting in solidarity with Venezuela as part of International Peoples' Assembly (IPA). The meeting will take place from February 24 to 27. At a press conference on Saturday, the members of the coordinating committee of the Assembly discussed the details of the meeting and its organization. | Whats happening in Venezuela? | Joà£o Pedro Stedile, member of the National Board of the Landless Rural Worker…

Global Research News (2019-02-24). Selected Articles: Guaidó-USAID Trucks Torched on Border. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | At present we are not covering our monthly costs. The support of our readers is much appreciated. | Click to donate or click here to …

Hans Stehling (2019-02-24). Pro-Israel CFI Lobby in Westminster and AIPAC in Washington, Endorsement of Israel as a Powerful Nuclear Weapons State. globalresearch.ca All lobbies, by definition, are designed to exert covert control over government or other policy, by using their financial power. That agenda and its negotiations are invariably carried out behind closed doors. | And so, unless you want to deny that …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-02-24). An Idiot's National Emergency. globalresearch.ca It's not proper form to open a blog post by calling a sitting president an idiot who knows not what he talks or tweets about. Even so, the conclusion is inescapable. | President Donald Trump is an idiot, at least when …

Prof. James Petras (2019-02-24). America's Enemies, Who's On the List? globalresearch.ca For almost 2 decades, the US pursued a list of 'enemy countries' to confront, attack, weaken & overthrow. This imperial quest to overthrow 'enemy countries' depends on two considerations: the level of priority & the degree of vulnerability for a 'regime change' operation.

Shannonwatch (2019-02-24). Shannon Is Becoming a Bit Like Home for the US Military. globalresearch.ca At Shannon today (23rd Feb), one United States of America executive Boeing C40C, number 09-0540 and one lame-duck Omni Air US troop carrier N207AX being protected for the past 5 days by a joint Garda and Irish Army patrols while …

Global Research News (2019-02-24). Canada's Corrupt Corporations: World Bank's Corrupt Companies Blacklist, Dominated By Canada. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on Global Research on January 2015. It is of particular relevance to the ongoing SNC-Lavalin scandal which implicates the Trudeau government. | *** | Canada has the dubious honour of being home to the largest number of …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-02-24). America's Addiction Network. globalresearch.ca You see those commercials on the boob tube for the Addiction Network. It's another for profit that helps folks with addictions, IF they either have the insurance or the cash. Isn't it grand that we Americans have to use private …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-02-24). No One Trusts the US Government, Not Even the American People. globalresearch.ca Atlantic Bridge, a German front organization set up by Washington to propagandize Germans to serve Washington, has failed in the job. The latest survey conducted by the front group shows that 85% of Germans are alienated from the US. The …

Vicky Peláez (2019-02-24). The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? globalresearch.ca This incisive and carefully researched article was first published by Global Research eleven years ago in March 2008. | Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation …

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-24). Ecuador signs deal with IMF, austerity measures to follow. peoplesdispatch.org On February 20, Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno announced that the country would receive USD 10.2 billion in international loans to support his "Prosperity Plan". He assured that the loan's interest rates would be less than 5% and that it could be paid in a term of up to 30 years. | An agreement for USD 4.2 billion will soon be signed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and USD 6 billion would come from other international banking institutions, such as the World Bank (WB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Lati…

Amihai Glazer (2019-02-24). Why Cities Should Stop Playing Amazon's Game. indybay.org New York City should count its blessings. Amazon's decision to walk away from its plan to build a new headquarters in Queens stunned city and state officials, who had promised US$3 billion in incentives in exchange for some 25,000 jobs. My conclusion: is that Incentives just don't work.

RT (2019-02-24). 'Embrace democracy, Venezuela!' Bolton threatens new sanctions, Pompeo vows 'action'. rt.com Failure of the attempted forcing of US "humanitarian aid" into Venezuela has not deterred the Trump administration hawks from seeking regime change in Caracas. They now threaten new sanctions unless Venezuela "embraces democracy."

RT (2019-02-24). Vene-what? Video of Trump struggling to pronounce 'Venezuela' goes viral. rt.com US President Donald Trump made social media go wild after pronouncing the name of the Latin American country in a very strange way that didn't go unnoticed by users.

Text: R.R. Photos: Jack Owicki (2019-02-24). Japanese Americans, Allies Say "Never Again is Now" indybay.org On February 17th, members of the greater San José Japanese American community commemorated the anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent during World War II. At the same time they protested the National Emergency Trump announced two days earlier in order to build his wall on the Mexico-U.S. border. Allies from the South Bay peace activist community joined with those gathered in the local Japantown, one of only three left in the United States. | Jack Owicki, Pro-Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer if you use these photos.

Labor Video Project (2019-02-24). Fighting Privatization & Union Busting Charters In Oakland OEA Strike On Day 2. indybay.org On the second day of the Oakland Education Association strike, thousands of teachers, service workers, parents and students rallied against charters and privatization. They marched to the office of Go Public charter school operation which is a laundering operation of the billionairs pushing charters and funding pro-privatization candidates.

RT (2019-02-24). Et tu, Bernie? Sanders shamed for joining US hawks in Venezuela regime change push. rt.com The self-described democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is now getting grief from his supporters for apparently aligning himself with the Trump administration and its regime change efforts in Venezuela.

CodePink SC (2019-02-24). Sherry Conable Celebration of Life. indybay.org Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz…

WSWS Repost (2019-02-24). Teachers press for expansion of strike as union seeks to contain struggle. indybay.org To carry their struggle forward, Oakland teachers must turn out to the broader working class. A public appeal should be made to all workers.

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-02-24). Sen. Feinstein Insults Children on Green New Deal. indybay.org California millionaire, war profiteer, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, age 85, again stuck her foot in her mouth with an appalling and insulting meeting with children who support the Green New Deal.

STAFF (2019-02-23). Dianne Feinstein Lectures Youth Climate Activists: 'You Did Not Vote for Me'. truthdig.com As young people from around the world are marching in the streets and calling on adults and elected leaders to act urgently to address runaway global warming and the climate crisis, this video of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) explaining to youth activists in her office on Friday why she won't back the joint congressional resolution on the Green New Deal has to be seen in order to be believed. | Posted to Twitter by the Sunrise Movement, which had organized the office visit as part of its campaign to garner support for the resolution, the video shows Feinstein responding with "smugness and disrespect" when the…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-23). US to keep 200 'peacekeeping' troops in Syria, despite planned withdrawal. peoplesdispatch.org The decision to maintain some military presence in Syria is seen as a move aimed at protecting Kurdish groups aligned with the United States and a possible establishment of "safe zones" along the country's northern border with Turkey.

Eds. (2019-02-23). There will be false flag operations taking place in Venezuela. mronline.org There have been numerous warnings of false flag scenarios yet alternative media, such as RT, have published an unverified report parroting the CIA's Washington Post that the Venezuelan army fired on unarmed protesters, leaving many injured and 2 dead. | Source

STAFF (2019-02-23). Recent Venezuela Coverage Tells Familiar Lies. truthdig.com I was sitting in my apartment in Caracas, Venezuela, reading the online edition of Time magazine ( 5/19/16), which carried a report that there was not even something as basic as aspirin to be found anywhere in Venezuela: "Basic medicines like aspirin are nowhere to be found." | I walked out of the apartment to the nearest pharmacy, four blocks away, where I found plenty of aspirin, as well as acetaminophen (generic Tylenol) and ibuprofen (generic Advil), in a well-stocked pharmacy with a knowledgeable professional staff that would b…

Eds. (2019-02-23). Venezuela denounces false positives orchestrated by the right. mronline.org The Venezuelan borders continue to be the focus of world public opinion as the scene of battles and political provocations against the threat of the opposition to force this Saturday a humanitarian channel supported by the United States. | Source

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-23). US Sanctions on Venezuela Possibly Worse than Iraq Sanctions Before War. therealnews.com News about humanitarian aid shipments to Venezuela almost never compare how tiny a fraction this aid is relative to the devastating damage that US sanctions against Venezuela have caused, which is now as draconian as the pre-Iraq war sanctions were, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-23). What is at Stake in Venezuela: National Sovereignty. therealnews.com NYU history professor Greg Grandin discusses the history of the concept of national sovereignty as it originated in Latin America, but was repeatedly challenged by the US. The latest US threats against Venezuela once again threatens to make the concept irrelevant and would serve as justification for more unilateral interventions…

Eds. (2019-02-23). Russian Foreign Ministry: "U.S. transferring special troops, weapons close to Venezuela" mronline.org The U.S. is moving special forces and equipment to the Venezuelan border and is seeking, along with its NATO allies, to deliver weapons and ammunition to the opposition in the South American country, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman María Zajárova. | Source

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-02-23). How America Rescued Its Weapons Runners After Their Arrest in Haiti. mintpressnews.com "The fact that the U.S. took these people and did not charge them, it shows there was a conspiracy. They didn't want them to go before Haitian justice." — Pierre Esperance, National Human Rights Defense Network…

Eds. (2019-02-23). War with China? mronline.org Perhaps the greatest victim of this ongoing conflict will be planet Earth itself and all the creatures, humans included, who inhabit it. As the world's top two emitters of climate-altering greenhouse gases, the U.S. and China must work together to halt global warming or all of us are doomed to a hellish future. | Source

CP Editor (2019-02-23). Kikagaku Moyo — Live on KEXP. counterpunch.org

Fight Back (2019-02-23). El Salvador: mitin de solidaridad con la revolución bolivariana de Venezuela. fightbacknews.org San Salvador, El Salvador – Cientos de salvadoreños se concentraron este 21 de febrero en la Plaza Salvador del Mundo para expresar su solidaridad con la revolución bolivariana de Venezuela y el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro. Los participantes, convocados por los comités de solidaridad con Cuba, portaban banderas y carteles mostrando su oposición a la intervención militar de Estados Unidos en Venezuela. Venezuela está enfrentando una amenaza inminente de intervención militar estadounidense como parte de un atentado de golpe de estado orquestado por el gobierno de Trump para imponer un líder pro imperialista en el pa…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-02-23). Venezuela False Flag Underway? Washington's "Humanitarian" Regime Change Effort. globalresearch.ca As I write this, there is a false flag underway on the border of Venezuela and Brazil. | It looks like two people were killed and a dozen wounded after Venezuelan troops opened fire on locals. The confrontation is part of …

Fight Back (2019-02-23). Growing risk of U.S war on Venezuela. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The eyes of the world are on the Venezuela-Colombia border, as the forces of reaction – the Trump administration, the Lima Group led by Colombia and Brazil, and the far-right Venezuelan opposition – attempt to provoke an invasion of Venezuela under the guise of 'humanitarian aid.' | They are demanding the truckloads of aid provided by the U.S. military (read: guns, bombs and ammo) be allowed into Venezuela, and they plan to drive them in from Colombia on Saturday, February 23. The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), unswervingly loyal to the elected president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has p…

Paul Dobson (2019-02-23). Venezuela Breaks Relations with Colombia as Guaido Tries to Force Aid In. venezuelanalysis.com Skirmishes broke out on the Colombian and Brazilian borders but efforts to bring in aid have so far been unsuccessful.

Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis (2019-02-23). Confront Imperialism and Don't Make Concessions: A Conversation with Nestor Kohan (Part 1). venezuelanalysis.com An important Latin American political theorist suggests that Marxism and Bolivarianism together represent the solution to the continental crisis.

Kevin Tillman (2019-02-23). A Call to Halt an Illegal Invasion of Venezuela. truthdig.com As our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have proved, the U.S. can cause immeasurable harm based on a false pretense. We can't let it happen again.

Zoe PC (2019-02-23). "We have fulfilled our objective to be transformed as human beings" peoplesdispatch.org The 'Che Guevara' Internationalist Brigade culminated its activities on Friday February 22 after 6 days of sharing with communities and organizations across Venezuela…

Arnold August (2019-02-23). Venezuela: A Unique Experience in Protagonist Democracy? globalresearch.ca The issue for us all is: No to military intervention in Venezuela and full support for the right of Venezuela to defend itself. | "Maduro declared in his February 4 Caracas speech: 'Not one Yaqui soldier will enter Venezuela.'" | Is Trump …

Newsclick (2019-02-23). Politics of "humanitarian" aid. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of International Roundup, Prabir Purkayastha, talks about the narrative built around the supposed "humanitarian" aid being pushed by the US into Venezuela.

Fight Back (2019-02-23). El Salvador: rally in solidarity with Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution. fightbacknews.org San Salvador, El Salvador – Hundreds of Salvadorans rallied February 21 at the Salvador del Mundo Plaza to express solidarity with the Venezuelan Bolivarian revolution and with the government of Nicolás Maduro. At the rally, which was called by Cuba solidarity committees in El Salvador, people carried Venezuelan and Cuban flags and signs showing opposing U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. Venezuela is facing the imminent threat of U.S. military intervention as part of an attempted coup orchestrated by the Trump administration to impose a pro-imperialist leader in the oil rich country. Due to the bloody hist…

Tony Cartalucci (2019-02-23). US Defeat in Syria: The Wrong End of "Might Makes Right" globalresearch.ca With Damascus and its allies firmly in control of Syria and its future — the war having been decided on the ground rather than "politically" as envisioned by Western politicians, media, and policymakers — the US proxy war against Syria …

CAAT, Campaign Against Arms Trade (2019-02-23). German Government's "Right to Resist" UK Pressure on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca Campaign Against Arms Trade has welcomed the Germany Government's decision to continue its arms embargo against Saudi Arabia. The ban on arms sales was put in place in 2018, following the escalation of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the …

Earth Justice (2019-02-23). Northwest Tribes Respond to Canada's Continued Push for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. globalresearch.ca A Canadian federal agency today formally recommended approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, a move strongly condemned by Coast Salish Tribes on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border. | In November 2018, representatives from U.S. Coast Salish Tribes joined Canadian …

Jonathan Cook (2019-02-23). Anti-semitism Is Cover for a Much Deeper Divide in Britain's Labour Party. globalresearch.ca The announcement by seven MPs from the UK Labour Party on Monday that they were breaking away and creating a new parliamentary faction marked the biggest internal upheaval in a British political party in nearly 40 years, when the SDP …

Newsclick (2019-02-23). Farmers call off 'Long March', after state government accepts demands. peoplesdispatch.org In a major victory for the farmers, the state government gave written assurance accepting all the fifteen demands put forward, including one to increase land parcels in forest zones…

Jason Ditz (2019-02-23). US Military's Anti-Drug Campaign in Afghanistan Ends in Failure. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration's attempt to curb the Afghanistan opium trade with hundreds of military strikes against "drug labs" has come to a half a little over a year after it began. Officials have concluded it is a failure. The Pentagon had previously claimed that the airstrikes had cost the Taliban an estimated $42 million over the …

Murtaza Hussain (2019-02-23). French Muslims Grapple With a Republic That Codified Their Marginalization. theintercept.com Yasser Louati didn't usually permit his English students to leave class to make phone calls. On this January day in 2015, however, one asked with such urgency in her eyes that he nodded at her request and let her leave. A few minutes later, the woman walked back into the class, looking just as upset as she did when she left. As she took her seat, Yasser asked her if anything was wrong. | "There's a been a shooting at the Hypercacher," she said quietly, referring to the kosher supermarket chain located across the city in Paris's 20th arrondissement. | Louati's heart sank. All of Paris had been on edge for the past…

WSWS (2019-02-23). Further blows to US anti-Huawei campaign. wsws.org The Wall Street Journal has reported that the German government is "leaning towards letting Huawei … participate in building the nation's high-speech internet infrastructure."

Tyler Durden (2019-02-23). President of Ukraine Says Trump Doing "Excellent" Job Handling Putin. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told Fox News on Friday that he approves of the way President Trump is handling Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I think that this administration does an excellent, a great job. This is not an assumption," said Poroshenko. "I have a feeling that this U.S. administration clearly understands the possible danger of Putin." Poroshenko …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-02-23). 'We Refuse to Create Technology for Warfare and Oppression': Microsoft Workers Demand Company End Army Contract. commondreams.org Declaring to chief executives that they refuse "to become war profiteers," a group of Microsoft workers on Friday demanded the company cancel a contract with the U.S. Army that they say would "help people kill" and turn warfare into a "video game." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Middle East Eye (2019-02-23). Venezuela, Hezbollah and Iran: What You're Not Being Told. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Speaking on 6 February to Fox Business about the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a grave warning about outside interference in the South American nation: "People don't recognize that Hezbollah has active cells. The Iranians are impacting the people of Venezuela and throughout South America." The next day, the US Southern …

RT (2019-02-23). Microsoft staff protest over Pentagon contract for augmented reality tech 'designed to kill people'. rt.com Dozens of Microsoft employees have demanded the company pull out of a contract with the US military to provide augmented reality technology, stating that they refuse to be complicit in "warfare and oppression."

RT (2019-02-23). Trump & WH adviser Conway win big at Razzie worst film awards. rt.com Donald Trump was honored as the year's worst actor at the 2019 Golden Raspberry awards — a satirical spin on the Oscars. Razzie judges canned the US president's "acting" in two documentaries released last year.

WSWS (2019-02-23). Washington's "aid" provocation reportedly claims first victims in Venezuela. wsws.org The Trump administration is aiming to provoke a confrontation between the Venezuelan military and opposition protesters that it can use to justify direct military intervention.

Abby Martin (2019-02-22). Watch | Abby Martin & UN Rapporteur Expose Venezuela Coup. mintpressnews.com On the eve of another US war for oil, Abby Martin debunks the most repeated myths about Venezuela and uncovers how US sanctions are crimes against humanity with UN investigator and human rights Rapporteur Alfred De Zayas.

Vijay Prashad (2019-02-22). The President of the United States is more the president of my country than the president of my country. mronline.org Is the President of Venezuela the President of Venezuela or is the President of the United States the President of Venezuela? There is absurdity here. | Source

Joe Bucciero (2019-02-22). A Punk-Rock Path to Inner Peace. thenation.com A Punk-Rock Path to Inner Peace…

Fight Back (2019-02-22). Minneapolis protest Saturday to be part of global day of action against U.S. intervention in Venezuela. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — Twin Cities area peace and anti-war groups are organizing a Minneapolis protest on Saturday, February 23 as part of a day of local actions around the U.S. and around the world opposing U.S. intervention in Venezuela. | The Minneapolis protesters will gather on Saturday, February 23 at 1 p.m. at Hennepin and Lagoon Avenues in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. There will be signs and banners with the anti-intervention message. | The event is called under the themes: "U.S. Hands Off Venezuela – No Coup; No Sanctions – No U.S. War on Venezuela!" | A statement issued by organizers says in…

Tim Shorrock (2019-02-22). Why Are Democrats Trying to Torpedo the Korea Peace Talks? thenation.com Why Are Democrats Trying to Torpedo the Korea Peace Talks?

Michael Welton (2019-02-22). Dreaming Their Sweet Dreams: a Peace to End Peace. counterpunch.org The setting for Margaret MacMillan's lecture "Making peace is harder than waging war" could not have been better. Held in the Ottawa war museum's lower floor, the LeBreton Gallery, one is enclosed in, surrounded by WW II bulky Canadian tanks and scary heavy artillery. Looking up, one cannot miss a Canadian jet ready to explode More

W. T. Whitney (2019-02-22). US Racism and Imperialism Fuel Turbulence in Haiti. counterpunch.org Beginning on February 7, Haitians have been in the streets protesting against corruption, high prices, shortages, inflation, and power outages. Demonstrators are demanding that President Jovenel MoàØse, in power since January 2017, resign. MoàØseblames the disturbances on "armed groupsand drug traffickers" and is calling for negotiation. Facing police brutality, masses of Haitians have blocked roads, More

Jeffrey St. Clair, Joshua Frank (2019-02-22). Curtain Call: A Response to Edward Curtin. counterpunch.org Recently it came to our attention that one of our writers, Edward Curtin, accused us of suspiciously removing one his articles from our site. This is patently false. His piece, which by all accounts wasn't groundbreaking, was certainly not "eliminated", "scratched" or "excised" as Curtin scurrilously claims. The article in question, The CIA, Then and Now, is More

Paul Street (2019-02-22). Buried Alive: The Story of Chicago Police State Racism. counterpunch.org "I want my husband home. I need him to be safe." — Tiffany Van Dyke, wife of Jason Van Dyke, the murderer of Laquan McDonald Among the many different forms taken by 21st century U.S.-American racism, one is the curious way in which white-owned corporate media and the criminal justice system racially differentiate worthy from More

Mark Cook (2019-02-22). Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America. fair.org Venezuelan pharmacy at a time when Time ( 5/19/16) was telling readers, "Basic medicines like aspirin are nowhere to be found" in Venezuela. | I was sitting in my apartment in Caracas, Venezuela, reading the online edition of Time magazine ( 5/19/16), which carried a report that there was not even something as basic as aspirin to be found anywhere in Venezuela: "Basic medicines like aspirin are nowhere to be found." | I walked out of the apartment to…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-02-22). Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Slams Richard Branson for Fronting US Trojan-Horse "Aid" to Venezuela. mintpressnews.com "It has nothing to do with the needs of the Venezuelan people. It has nothing to do with democracy. It has nothing to do with freedom. And it has nothing to do with aid." — Roger Waters on the Richard Branson "aid" concert…

John Pilger (2019-02-22). John Pilger: The War on Venezuela Is Built on Lies. mintpressnews.com Should the CIA stooge Guaido and his white supremacists grab power, it will be the 68th overthrow of a sovereign government by the United States, most of them democracies, argues John Pilger.

Timothy M. Gill (2019-02-22). Why is the Venezuelan Government Rejecting U.S. Food Supplies? counterpunch.org There's no denying that a serious economic and humanitarian crisis faces Venezuela. Millions of citizens have left the country, and those who have remained have lost considerable weight and have inadequate access to food and medicine. Hyperinflation continues unabated, and, with the Trump administration recently leveling sanctions against the Venezuelan state oil company (PDVSA), the crisis is only intensifying. More

Democracy Now! (2019-02-22). This Is Not Humanitarian Aid: A Maduro Critic in Venezuela Slams U.S. Plan to Push Regime Change. democracynow.org We go to Caracas, Venezuela, for an update on the escalating standoff between President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader and self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó. Guaidó claims he is preparing to deliver humanitarian aid from the Colombian border Saturday. Maduro has rejected the plan, saying the effort is part of a broader attempt to overthrow his regime. This comes as Trump's special envoy to Venezuela and right-wing hawk, Elliott Abrams, is leading a U.S. delegation traveling by military aircraft to the Colombian border, supposedly to help deliver the aid. The United Nations, the Red Cross and other relie…

David Rosen (2019-02-22). Will Venezuela Crisis Split Democrats? counterpunch.org It's been nearly two centuries since Pres. James Monroe used the State of Union address of December 2, 1823, to issue what became known as the "Monroe Doctrine." In his declaration, he asserted: "The American continents … are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers." Trump, like most presidents before him, seeks to fulfill Monroe's assertion. More

Danny Haiphong (2019-02-22). How to answer Trump? Make America a socialist country. mronline.org Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders won't align with Venezuela out of fear of being labeled "authoritarian" by the ruling elite. | Source

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-22). Venezuela's Former Minister of Communes and Culture Talks to TRNN About the Crisis. therealnews.com Well-known Venezuelan writer and theorist, Reinaldo Iturriza, says US sanctions and the low price of oil have devastated Venezuela'seconomy…

Kathryn Shihadah (2019-02-22). He Can't Breathe: Palestine's Eric Garner. mintpressnews.com In Hebron, Palestine on May 17th, 2017, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) surrounded a young man as he walked through a market. He was about to join the roughly 40% of the male Palestinian population who, since 1967, have been detained or arrested.

Shimbun Akahata (2019-02-22). Eight years after Fukushima nuclear meltdown, workers still facing radiation risk. peoplesworld.org Next month will mark eight years since the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The NPP operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), says that it will soon conduct a probe into the containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor in order to find out the condition of the melted nuclear fuel inside, …

Ron Jacobs (2019-02-22). Twenty-First Century Indian Wars. counterpunch.org The American war against its indigenous people is incessant, interminable and indefensible. From the Pequot Wars blessed by the English Puritan John Winthrop to the present day destruction of native culture and community in the name of resource extraction, there are very few episodes in human history more bloody, brutal and relentless. The recent attempts More

Janine Jackson (2019-02-22). 'The Afghan Government Is as Corrupt as Governments Come' – CounterSpin interview with Phyllis Bennis on Ending the Afghan War. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Phyllis Bennis about the possibility of ending the Afghan War for the February 15, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Nick Pemberton (2019-02-22). Donald Trump's National Emergency Is The Exact Same As Barack Obama's National Emergency. counterpunch.org Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency is being framed as an unprecedented step towards authoritarianism, a unique proclamation against Latinas and Latinos, and even a sign that we should have elected racist hawk Hillary Clinton. Happy President's Day to Ms. Clinton, by the way. In the age of Trump, words tend to be used More

Democracy Now! (2019-02-22). "The Green Book: Guide to Freedom": How African Americans Safely Navigated Jim Crow America. democracynow.org The Academy Awards take place this weekend, and one of the top contenders is the movie "Green Book," which has renewed interest in the history of "The Negro Motorist Green Book." So today we look at a remarkable new documentary called "The Green Book: Guide to Freedom," that offers a real look at the history of a travel guide that helped African Americans safely navigate Jim Crow America. The film premieres Monday on the Smithsonian Channel and details the violence, insults and discrimination black travelers faced on the road, as well as the pride and sense of community they felt in the safe spaces they created a…

unitedEditor (2019-02-22). How Turkey shows the idea of the "end of history" belongs in the dustbin of history. uwidata.com On the one hand, the end of the Cold War signaled the beginning of liberalism's unipolar world domination, and the end of any possibility for competing ideas. On the other, the balance of power maintained by the Cold War was upended, opening a geopolitical Pandora's box. To date, Francis Fukuyama's prematurely announced "end of history" …

2019-02-24: Social Media Postees

Video: Trump's Syria Deception
Abby Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
In Part II of our series Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin addresses the surprise order from Trump that he was "ending the war" in Syria. | Having drastically escalated the war in Syria and Iraq, find out what's behind the …
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Burning Aid: An Interventionist Deception on Colombia-Venezuela Bridge?
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-24
Sen. Marco Rubio and coup leaders claim the Venezuelan National Guard burned US aid trucks on the bridge in Colombia….
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Hands off Venezuela rally in Tucson
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-24
Tucson, AZ – At the Annual Tucson Peace Fair, February 23, the Tucson Anti War Committee organized a short march through the event to draw attention to maneuvers of Trump and U.S. imperialism against Venezuela. On the international day of action calling for "No War on Venezuela," to celebrate one month of successful resistance to the coup attempt against President Maduro, the solidarity activists shouted, "Hands off Venezuela" and drew supporters to the march from the crowd and the groups tabling. | A brief rally was held, with speakers from the Alliance for Global Justice, Pima County Green Party, DSA Tucson, IS…
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Lima Group Members Invoke Human Rights While Trampling On Them
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-24
Venezuelan human rights activist Antonio Gonzalez Plessman discusses the human rights situation in Venezuela and other Latin American states…
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Labor, anti-war movements unite to protest U.S. aggression against Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-24
Minneapolis, MN — The streets were full of working-class solidarity on Saturday, February 23, when well over 100 people, including trade unionists, Latin America solidarity groups and anti-war activists gathered under the banner "U.S. hands off Venezuela!" | The event was part of a global day of action to protest the ongoing U.S.-backed coup attempt against the democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro. Protesters occupied multiple intersections in the high-density Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, distributing fliers and speaking with pedestrians about the situation in Venezuela. | The demonstratio…
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Despite opposition violence, Guaidó's "aid" attempt flops
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-24
February 23, the day of the deadline given by self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido for the Venezuelan government to let in 'aid' from Colombia, was marked by provocations by the opposition on the border of the two countries. Sporadic clashes occurred at the border. A truck carrying aid was set on fire at Urena on the Colombian side, although media attempted to blame Venezuelan forces for the incident. Reports also emerged of opposition activists wearing Red Cross uniforms in their attempt to deliver the 'aid.' The act was condemned by the Red Cross. | Later in the day, at a press meet on the border, Guaido, who…
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Red Cross Denounces Unsanctioned Use of Its Emblems to Smuggle US Aid to Venezuela
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
The largest international aid organization has demanded that activists at the Venezuela-Colombia border not use the insignia of the Red Cross, which isn't participating in what Caracas has dismissed as a US "propaganda show." | The Red Cross learned that some | …
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Video: "I'm Committing Professional Suicide": CBS Star Reporter Admits "Mostly Liberal" Journalists Are Now "Political Activists"
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan has broken ranks and admitted that journalists have lost their objectivity and become "political activists." | During an appearance on the Mike Drop podcast with retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland, Logan admitted that …
globalresearch.ca/video-im-commi…

Emergency declared in Sudan following anti-government demonstration
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-24
A state of emergency was declared in Sudan by president Omar al-Bashir on February 22, after he dissolved his cabinet and local governments for at least one year. Following the announcement, al-Bashir issued two decrees which set up a caretaker administration. He appointed 16 army officers and two security officers as the new governors for the eight provinces of the country. | However, many activists said that the decision is intended to curb the popular uprising as the implementation of emergency will give the security forces and the military "the right to search without warrant, to raid houses and arrest anybod…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/24/e…

Farcical Upcoming Ukraine Presidential Election
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
No matter who comes out on top as president in the March 31 "election," ordinary Ukrainians lose, along with any chance for regional peace — ruled out by Washington. | Over 40 candidates are running for president. Few among them …
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Urgent Message from the Communist Party of Cuba on Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-24
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following message from the Communist Party of Cuba. | As stated in the Declaration of the Revolutionary Government of Cuba on February 13, "the escalation of pressure and action by the government of the United States to prepare a military adventure disguised as humanitarian intervention" not only constitutes a real threat to the Bolivarian Revolution, but also carries a real danger for peace on the continent. | Washington must not underestimate the costs of aggression against Venezuela. The possibility of a disastrous regionalization of the armed conflict would affect ou…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/2/24/…

Mobilise for Peace. "The Threat of World War Grows as U.S. Power Declines"
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
The road to war has many signposts along the way, even that small sign buried under weeds, squashed down by marching boots, that has scribbled on it, in haste, by a fleeing hand, "the lost path to peace". But the …
globalresearch.ca/mobilise-for-p…

The U.S.-Venezuela Aid Convoy Story Is Clearly Bogus, but No One Wants to Say It
Adam Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
No one actually thinks the same Donald Trump who kicked off his run for the White House by calling Mexicans rapists, and subsequently, as president, left Puerto Rico for dead after Hurricane Maria, cares at all about the Venezuelan poor. …
globalresearch.ca/the-u-s-venezu…

#HandsOffVenezuela: Venezuelans march against US agression
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-24
Speaking at the march, President Nicolas Maduro said that the hundreds of thousands at the rally and in similar mobilizations across the country were on the right side of history.
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/24/h…

Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America
Mark Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
I was sitting in my apartment in Caracas, Venezuela, reading the online edition of Time magazine ( 5/19/16), which carried a report that there was not even something as basic as aspirin to be found anywhere in Venezuela: "Basic …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-cove…

Venezuela: Trade Unions Ratify Anti-Imperialist Stance
Ricardo Vaz | zcomm.org | 2019-02-24
Trade unions and political organizations also voiced criticisms and demands for improved salaries and working conditions…
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Imperialism Provokes Military Intervention in Venezuela: Blood Along Brazil Border
Farooque Chowdhury | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
Imperialism has initiated provocation for beginning its planned military intervention in Venezuela. Imperialism is treading a bloody path. Already it has spilled blood along Brazil border. | The MSM including Reuters, BBC, The Independent reported on February 22, 2019: …
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[PHOTOS] "We are on the right side of history" Maduro at HandsOffVenezuela Rally
V. Arun Kumar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-24
On February 23, tens of thousands of Venezuelans from various sectors took over the streets of Caracas in a massive rally in support of president Nicolas Maduro and against United States-led intervention. From 10 in the morning, huge crowds gathered at various parts of the city, converging to form a sea of red near Miraflores Palace. The march was organised in the backdrop of the attempt by US and Colombian right wing government to forcefully enter 'aid' into Venezuela through the Simon Bolivar International Bridge across Táchira River. | Despite being faced with the threat of US intervention in the name of aid,…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/24/p…

Canada's "Humanitarian Aid" for Venezuela: Provocation or Genuine Concern?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-24
Canadian analyst Yves Engler discusses the history of Canadian humanitarian aid, which all too often works to support US foreign policy interests and have nothing to do with genuine concern for people's suffering…
therealnews.com/stories/canadas-…

Representatives of 85 countries arrive to Caracas for Peoples' Assembly
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-24
On February 23, delegations from 85 countries began to arrive in Caracas to participate in a meeting in solidarity with Venezuela as part of International Peoples' Assembly (IPA). The meeting will take place from February 24 to 27. At a press conference on Saturday, the members of the coordinating committee of the Assembly discussed the details of the meeting and its organization. | Whats happening in Venezuela? | Joà£o Pedro Stedile, member of the National Board of the Landless Rural Worker…
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A Call to Halt an Illegal Invasion of Venezuela
Kevin Tillman | commondreams.org | 2019-02-24
"It is evident that our representative leaders don't care about the health and welfare of the Venezuelan people any more than they cared about the Iraqi people," the author writes. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Domino Effect: Pompeo Vows US Will Help Uproot 'Authoritarianism' in Nicaragua & Cuba
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
The United States will help the people of Nicaragua and Cuba to resist "non-democratic regimes" in their countries, Mike Pompeo has said. His comments come as Washington steps up calls for a new government in Venezuela. | The secretary of state | …
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Selected Articles: Guaidó-USAID Trucks Torched on Border
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | At present we are not covering our monthly costs. The support of our readers is much appreciated. | Click to donate or click here to …
globalresearch.ca/selected-artic…

Pro-Israel CFI Lobby in Westminster and AIPAC in Washington, Endorsement of Israel as a Powerful Nuclear Weapons State
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
All lobbies, by definition, are designed to exert covert control over government or other policy, by using their financial power. That agenda and its negotiations are invariably carried out behind closed doors. | And so, unless you want to deny that | …
globalresearch.ca/pro-israel-cfi…

No One Trusts the US Government, Not Even the American People
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
Atlantic Bridge, a German front organization set up by Washington to propagandize Germans to serve Washington, has failed in the job. The latest survey conducted by the front group shows that 85% of Germans are alienated from the US. The …
globalresearch.ca/no-one-trusts-…

America's Enemies, Who's On the List?
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
For almost 2 decades, the US pursued a list of 'enemy countries' to confront, attack, weaken & overthrow. This imperial quest to overthrow 'enemy countries' depends on two considerations: the level of priority & the degree of vulnerability for a 'regime change' operation.
globalresearch.ca/americas-enemi…

An Idiot's National Emergency
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
It's not proper form to open a blog post by calling a sitting president an idiot who knows not what he talks or tweets about. Even so, the conclusion is inescapable. | President Donald Trump is an idiot, at least when …
globalresearch.ca/an-idiots-nati…

Shannon Is Becoming a Bit Like Home for the US Military
Shannonwatch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
At Shannon today (23rd Feb), one United States of America executive Boeing C40C, number 09-0540 and one lame-duck Omni Air US troop carrier N207AX being protected for the past 5 days by a joint Garda and Irish Army patrols while …
globalresearch.ca/shannon-is-bec…

The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?
Vicky Peláez | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
This incisive and carefully researched article was first published by Global Research eleven years ago in March 2008. | Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation …
globalresearch.ca/the-prison-ind…

Canada's Corrupt Corporations: World Bank's Corrupt Companies Blacklist, Dominated By Canada
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
This article was originally published on Global Research on January 2015. It is of particular relevance to the ongoing SNC-Lavalin scandal which implicates the Trudeau government. | *** | Canada has the dubious honour of being home to the largest number of …
globalresearch.ca/canadas-corrup…

America's Addiction Network
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-24
You see those commercials on the boob tube for the Addiction Network. It's another for profit that helps folks with addictions, IF they either have the insurance or the cash. Isn't it grand that we Americans have to use private …
globalresearch.ca/americas-addic…

Ecuador signs deal with IMF, austerity measures to follow
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-24
On February 20, Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno announced that the country would receive USD 10.2 billion in international loans to support his "Prosperity Plan". He assured that the loan's interest rates would be less than 5% and that it could be paid in a term of up to 30 years. | An agreement for USD 4.2 billion will soon be signed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and USD 6 billion would come from other international banking institutions, such as the World Bank (WB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Lati…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/24/e…

Fighting Privatization & Union Busting Charters In Oakland OEA Strike On Day 2
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-02-24
On the second day of the Oakland Education Association strike, thousands of teachers, service workers, parents and students rallied against charters and privatization. They marched to the office of Go Public charter school operation which is a laundering operation of the billionairs pushing charters and funding pro-privatization candidates.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/22…

Sherry Conable Celebration of Life
CodePink SC | indybay.org | 2019-02-24
Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz…
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Teachers press for expansion of strike as union seeks to contain struggle
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-24
To carry their struggle forward, Oakland teachers must turn out to the broader working class. A public appeal should be made to all workers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/23…

Sen. Feinstein Insults Children on Green New Deal
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-02-24
California millionaire, war profiteer, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, age 85, again stuck her foot in her mouth with an appalling and insulting meeting with children who support the Green New Deal.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/23…

Japanese Americans, Allies Say "Never Again is Now"
Text: R.R. Photos: Jack Owicki | indybay.org | 2019-02-24
On February 17th, members of the greater San José Japanese American community commemorated the anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent during World War II. At the same time they protested the National Emergency Trump announced two days earlier in order to build his wall on the Mexico-U.S. border. Allies from the South Bay peace activist community joined with those gathered in the local Japantown, one of only three left in the United States. | Jack Owicki, Pro-Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer if you use these photos.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/22…

'Embrace democracy, Venezuela!' Bolton threatens new sanctions, Pompeo vows 'action'
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-24
Failure of the attempted forcing of US "humanitarian aid" into Venezuela has not deterred the Trump administration hawks from seeking regime change in Caracas. They now threaten new sanctions unless Venezuela "embraces democracy." | …
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Vene-what? Video of Trump struggling to pronounce 'Venezuela' goes viral
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-24
US President Donald Trump made social media go wild after pronouncing the name of the Latin American country in a very strange way that didn't go unnoticed by users. | …
rt.com/usa/452311-trump-struggle…

Et tu, Bernie? Sanders shamed for joining US hawks in Venezuela regime change push
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-24
The self-described democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is now getting grief from his supporters for apparently aligning himself with the Trump administration and its regime change efforts in Venezuela. | …
rt.com/usa/452276-bernie-sanders…

Why Cities Should Stop Playing Amazon's Game
Amihai Glazer | indybay.org | 2019-02-24
New York City should count its blessings. Amazon's decision to walk away from its plan to build a new headquarters in Queens stunned city and state officials, who had promised US$3 billion in incentives in exchange for some 25,000 jobs. My conclusion: is that Incentives just don't work.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/23…

How the U.S. is strangling Haiti as it attempts regime change in Venezuela
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-02-23
Last week, the people of Haiti erupted in protests over fuel price hikes. Behind the protests lie a story of corruption by the elite, blatantly insensitive IMF policies, predatory pricing by U.S. oil firms and the fallout of the economic war on Venezuela. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/23/how-the-…

Dianne Feinstein Lectures Youth Climate Activists: 'You Did Not Vote for Me'
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-23
As young people from around the world are marching in the streets and calling on adults and elected leaders to act urgently to address runaway global warming and the climate crisis, this video of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) explaining to youth activists in her office on Friday why she won't back the joint congressional resolution on the Green New Deal has to be seen in order to be believed. | Posted to Twitter by the Sunrise Movement, which had organized the office visit as part of its campaign to garner support for the resolution, the video shows Feinstein responding with "smugness and disrespect" when the…
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US to keep 200 'peacekeeping' troops in Syria, despite planned withdrawal
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-23
The decision to maintain some military presence in Syria is seen as a move aimed at protecting Kurdish groups aligned with the United States and a possible establishment of "safe zones" along the country's northern border with Turkey.
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/23/u…

There will be false flag operations taking place in Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-23
There have been numerous warnings of false flag scenarios yet alternative media, such as RT, have published an unverified report parroting the CIA's Washington Post that the Venezuelan army fired on unarmed protesters, leaving many injured and 2 dead. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/23/there-wi…

Venezuela False Flag Underway? Washington's "Humanitarian" Regime Change Effort
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-23
As I write this, there is a false flag underway on the border of Venezuela and Brazil. | It looks like two people were killed and a dozen wounded after Venezuelan troops opened fire on locals. The confrontation is part of …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-fals…

Venezuela: A Unique Experience in Protagonist Democracy?
Arnold August | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-23
The issue for us all is: No to military intervention in Venezuela and full support for the right of Venezuela to defend itself. | "Maduro declared in his February 4 Caracas speech: 'Not one Yaqui soldier will enter Venezuela.'" | Is Trump …
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Politics of "humanitarian" aid
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-23
In this episode of International Roundup, Prabir Purkayastha, talks about the narrative built around the supposed "humanitarian" aid being pushed by the US into Venezuela.
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/23/p…

Russian Foreign Ministry: "U.S. transferring special troops, weapons close to Venezuela"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-23
The U.S. is moving special forces and equipment to the Venezuelan border and is seeking, along with its NATO allies, to deliver weapons and ammunition to the opposition in the South American country, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman María Zajárova. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/23/russian-…

US Sanctions on Venezuela Possibly Worse than Iraq Sanctions Before War
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-23
News about humanitarian aid shipments to Venezuela almost never compare how tiny a fraction this aid is relative to the devastating damage that US sanctions against Venezuela have caused, which is now as draconian as the pre-Iraq war sanctions were, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot…
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Venezuela Breaks Relations with Colombia as Guaido Tries to Force Aid In
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-23
Skirmishes broke out on the Colombian and Brazilian borders but efforts to bring in aid have so far been unsuccessful.
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"We have fulfilled our objective to be transformed as human beings"
Zoe PC | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-23
The 'Che Guevara' Internationalist Brigade culminated its activities on Friday February 22 after 6 days of sharing with communities and organizations across Venezuela…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/23/w…

A Call to Halt an Illegal Invasion of Venezuela
Kevin Tillman | truthdig.com | 2019-02-23
As our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have proved, the U.S. can cause immeasurable harm based on a false pretense. We can't let it happen again.
truthdig.com/articles/a-call-to-…

What is at Stake in Venezuela: National Sovereignty
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-23
NYU history professor Greg Grandin discusses the history of the concept of national sovereignty as it originated in Latin America, but was repeatedly challenged by the US. The latest US threats against Venezuela once again threatens to make the concept irrelevant and would serve as justification for more unilateral interventions…
therealnews.com/stories/what-is-…

El Salvador: rally in solidarity with Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-23
San Salvador, El Salvador – Hundreds of Salvadorans rallied February 21 at the Salvador del Mundo Plaza to express solidarity with the Venezuelan Bolivarian revolution and with the government of Nicolás Maduro. At the rally, which was called by Cuba solidarity committees in El Salvador, people carried Venezuelan and Cuban flags and signs showing opposing U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. Venezuela is facing the imminent threat of U.S. military intervention as part of an attempted coup orchestrated by the Trump administration to impose a pro-imperialist leader in the oil rich country. Due to the bloody hist…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/2/22/…

Venezuela denounces false positives orchestrated by the right
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-23
The Venezuelan borders continue to be the focus of world public opinion as the scene of battles and political provocations against the threat of the opposition to force this Saturday a humanitarian channel supported by the United States. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/23/venezuel…

Recent Venezuela Coverage Tells Familiar Lies
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-23
I was sitting in my apartment in Caracas, Venezuela, reading the online edition of Time magazine ( 5/19/16), which carried a report that there was not even something as basic as aspirin to be found anywhere in Venezuela: "Basic medicines like aspirin are nowhere to be found." | I walked out of the apartment to the nearest pharmacy, four blocks away, where I found plenty of aspirin, as well as acetaminophen (generic Tylenol) and ibuprofen (generic Advil), in a well-stocked pharmacy with a knowledgeable professional staff that would b…
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El Salvador: mitin de solidaridad con la revolución bolivariana de Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-23
San Salvador, El Salvador – Cientos de salvadoreños se concentraron este 21 de febrero en la Plaza Salvador del Mundo para expresar su solidaridad con la revolución bolivariana de Venezuela y el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro. Los participantes, convocados por los comités de solidaridad con Cuba, portaban banderas y carteles mostrando su oposición a la intervención militar de Estados Unidos en Venezuela. Venezuela está enfrentando una amenaza inminente de intervención militar estadounidense como parte de un atentado de golpe de estado orquestado por el gobierno de Trump para imponer un líder pro imperialista en el pa…
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Confront Imperialism and Don't Make Concessions: A Conversation with Nestor Kohan (Part 1)
Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-23
An important Latin American political theorist suggests that Marxism and Bolivarianism together represent the solution to the continental crisis.
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Growing risk of U.S war on Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-23
Chicago, IL – The eyes of the world are on the Venezuela-Colombia border, as the forces of reaction – the Trump administration, the Lima Group led by Colombia and Brazil, and the far-right Venezuelan opposition – attempt to provoke an invasion of Venezuela under the guise of 'humanitarian aid.' | They are demanding the truckloads of aid provided by the U.S. military (read: guns, bombs and ammo) be allowed into Venezuela, and they plan to drive them in from Colombia on Saturday, February 23. The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), unswervingly loyal to the elected president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has p…
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US Defeat in Syria: The Wrong End of "Might Makes Right"
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-23
With Damascus and its allies firmly in control of Syria and its future — the war having been decided on the ground rather than "politically" as envisioned by Western politicians, media, and policymakers — the US proxy war against Syria …
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German Government's "Right to Resist" UK Pressure on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
CAAT, Campaign Against Arms Trade | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-23
Campaign Against Arms Trade has welcomed the Germany Government's decision to continue its arms embargo against Saudi Arabia. The ban on arms sales was put in place in 2018, following the escalation of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the …
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Anti-semitism Is Cover for a Much Deeper Divide in Britain's Labour Party
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-23
The announcement by seven MPs from the UK Labour Party on Monday that they were breaking away and creating a new parliamentary faction marked the biggest internal upheaval in a British political party in nearly 40 years, when the SDP …
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Northwest Tribes Respond to Canada's Continued Push for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
Earth Justice | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-23
A Canadian federal agency today formally recommended approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, a move strongly condemned by Coast Salish Tribes on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border. | In November 2018, representatives from U.S. Coast Salish Tribes joined Canadian …
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How America Rescued Its Weapons Runners After Their Arrest in Haiti
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-23
"The fact that the U.S. took these people and did not charge them, it shows there was a conspiracy. They didn't want them to go before Haitian justice." — Pierre Esperance, National Human Rights Defense Network…
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Farmers call off 'Long March', after state government accepts demands
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-23
In a major victory for the farmers, the state government gave written assurance accepting all the fifteen demands put forward, including one to increase land parcels in forest zones…
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War with China?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-23
Perhaps the greatest victim of this ongoing conflict will be planet Earth itself and all the creatures, humans included, who inhabit it. As the world's top two emitters of climate-altering greenhouse gases, the U.S. and China must work together to halt global warming or all of us are doomed to a hellish future. | Source…
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Kikagaku Moyo — Live on KEXP
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-23
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US Military's Anti-Drug Campaign in Afghanistan Ends in Failure
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-23
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration's attempt to curb the Afghanistan opium trade with hundreds of military strikes against "drug labs" has come to a half a little over a year after it began. Officials have concluded it is a failure. The Pentagon had previously claimed that the airstrikes had cost the Taliban an estimated $42 million over the …

US Military’s Anti-Drug Campaign in Afghanistan Ends in Failure

Venezuela, Hezbollah and Iran: What You're Not Being Told
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-23
(MEE) — Speaking on 6 February to Fox Business about the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a grave warning about outside interference in the South American nation: "People don't recognize that Hezbollah has active cells. The Iranians are impacting the people of Venezuela and throughout South America." The next day, the US Southern …

Venezuela, Hezbollah and Iran: What You're Not Being Told

Trump & WH adviser Conway win big at Razzie worst film awards
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-23
Donald Trump was honored as the year's worst actor at the 2019 Golden Raspberry awards — a satirical spin on the Oscars. Razzie judges canned the US president's "acting" in two documentaries released last year. | …
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President of Ukraine Says Trump Doing "Excellent" Job Handling Putin
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-23
(ZH) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told Fox News on Friday that he approves of the way President Trump is handling Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I think that this administration does an excellent, a great job. This is not an assumption," said Poroshenko. "I have a feeling that this U.S. administration clearly understands the possible danger of Putin." Poroshenko …

President of Ukraine Says Trump Doing "Excellent" Job Handling Putin

'We Refuse to Create Technology for Warfare and Oppression': Microsoft Workers Demand Company End Army Contract
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-23
Declaring to chief executives that they refuse "to become war profiteers," a group of Microsoft workers on Friday demanded the company cancel a contract with the U.S. Army that they say would "help people kill" and turn warfare into a "video game." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Further blows to US anti-Huawei campaign
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-23
The Wall Street Journal has reported that the German government is "leaning towards letting Huawei … participate in building the nation's high-speech internet infrastructure."
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Microsoft staff protest over Pentagon contract for augmented reality tech 'designed to kill people'
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-23
Dozens of Microsoft employees have demanded the company pull out of a contract with the US military to provide augmented reality technology, stating that they refuse to be complicit in "warfare and oppression." | …
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French Muslims Grapple With a Republic That Codified Their Marginalization
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-02-23
Yasser Louati didn't usually permit his English students to leave class to make phone calls. On this January day in 2015, however, one asked with such urgency in her eyes that he nodded at her request and let her leave. A few minutes later, the woman walked back into the class, looking just as upset as she did when she left. As she took her seat, Yasser asked her if anything was wrong. | "There's a been a shooting at the Hypercacher," she said quietly, referring to the kosher supermarket chain located across the city in Paris's 20th arrondissement. | Louati's heart sank. All of Paris had been on edge for the past…
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Washington's "aid" provocation reportedly claims first victims in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-23
The Trump administration is aiming to provoke a confrontation between the Venezuelan military and opposition protesters that it can use to justify direct military intervention.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02…

Watch | Abby Martin & UN Rapporteur Expose Venezuela Coup
Abby Martin | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-22
On the eve of another US war for oil, Abby Martin debunks the most repeated myths about Venezuela and uncovers how US sanctions are crimes against humanity with UN investigator and human rights Rapporteur Alfred De Zayas.
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The President of the United States is more the president of my country than the president of my country
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-02-22
Is the President of Venezuela the President of Venezuela or is the President of the United States the President of Venezuela? There is absurdity here. | Source…
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Why Are Democrats Trying to Torpedo the Korea Peace Talks?
Tim Shorrock | thenation.com | 2019-02-22
Why Are Democrats Trying to Torpedo the Korea Peace Talks?
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Minneapolis protest Saturday to be part of global day of action against U.S. intervention in Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-22
Minneapolis, MN — Twin Cities area peace and anti-war groups are organizing a Minneapolis protest on Saturday, February 23 as part of a day of local actions around the U.S. and around the world opposing U.S. intervention in Venezuela. | The Minneapolis protesters will gather on Saturday, February 23 at 1 p.m. at Hennepin and Lagoon Avenues in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. There will be signs and banners with the anti-intervention message. | The event is called under the themes: "U.S. Hands Off Venezuela – No Coup; No Sanctions – No U.S. War on Venezuela!" | A statement issued by organizers says in…
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Dreaming Their Sweet Dreams: a Peace to End Peace
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-22
The setting for Margaret MacMillan's lecture "Making peace is harder than waging war" could not have been better. Held in the Ottawa war museum's lower floor, the LeBreton Gallery, one is enclosed in, surrounded by WW II bulky Canadian tanks and scary heavy artillery. Looking up, one cannot miss a Canadian jet ready to explode…
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A Punk-Rock Path to Inner Peace
Joe Bucciero | thenation.com | 2019-02-22
A Punk-Rock Path to Inner Peace…
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US Racism and Imperialism Fuel Turbulence in Haiti
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-22
Beginning on February 7, Haitians have been in the streets protesting against corruption, high prices, shortages, inflation, and power outages. Demonstrators are demanding that President Jovenel MoàØse, in power since January 2017, resign. MoàØseblames the disturbances on "armed groupsand drug traffickers" and is calling for negotiation. Facing police brutality, masses of Haitians have blocked roads,…
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Curtain Call: A Response to Edward Curtin
Jeffrey St. Clair, Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-22
Recently it came to our attention that one of our writers, Edward Curtin, accused us of suspiciously removing one his articles from our site. This is patently false. His piece, which by all accounts wasn't groundbreaking, was certainly not "eliminated", "scratched" or "excised" as Curtin scurrilously claims. The article in question, The CIA, Then and Now, is…
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Buried Alive: The Story of Chicago Police State Racism
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-22
"I want my husband home. I need him to be safe." — Tiffany Van Dyke, wife of Jason Van Dyke, the murderer of Laquan McDonald Among the many different forms taken by 21st century U.S.-American racism, one is the curious way in which white-owned corporate media and the criminal justice system racially differentiate worthy from…
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'The Afghan Government Is as Corrupt as Governments Come' – CounterSpin interview with Phyllis Bennis on Ending the Afghan War
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-02-22
Janine Jackson interviewed Phyllis Bennis about the possibility of ending the Afghan War for the February 15, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-22
The Russian-sponsored Palestinian unity talks in Moscow on February 11 were neither a success nor failure. Uniting Palestinian factions was not the main objective of the Moscow conference, in the first place. Instead, the nature of the event, the host country and the clear messages sent to Washington and Tel Aviv were all meant to…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/22/russ…

John Pilger: The War on Venezuela Is Built on Lies
John Pilger | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-22
Should the CIA stooge Guaido and his white supremacists grab power, it will be the 68th overthrow of a sovereign government by the United States, most of them democracies, argues John Pilger.
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JOHN PILGER: The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-22
The reporter as clown — for whom the truth is too difficult to report –may be the final stage of much of mainstream journalism's degeneration, writes John Pilger for Consortium News. By John Pilger Special to Consortium News Travelling with… Read more ?…
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Hands Off Venezuela: Hundreds of municipal workers and Bolivarian militia march in Caracas
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-22
Speaking to Peoples Dispatch, First Lieutenant Jo≈õe Rodriguez of the National Bolivarian Militia of Venezuela said that the march is a warning to US that the people are firmly standing with President Niclas Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution.
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Why is the Venezuelan Government Rejecting U.S. Food Supplies?
Timothy M. Gill | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-22
There's no denying that a serious economic and humanitarian crisis faces Venezuela. Millions of citizens have left the country, and those who have remained have lost considerable weight and have inadequate access to food and medicine. Hyperinflation continues unabated, and, with the Trump administration recently leveling sanctions against the Venezuelan state oil company (PDVSA), the crisis is only intensifying.
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Will Venezuela Crisis Split Democrats?
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-22
It's been nearly two centuries since Pres. James Monroe used the State of Union address of December 2, 1823, to issue what became known as the "Monroe Doctrine." In his declaration, he asserted: "The American continents … are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers." Trump, like most presidents before him, seeks to fulfill Monroe's assertion.
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Venezuela: Trade Unions Ratify Anti-Imperialist Stance
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-22
Trade unions and political organizations also voiced criticisms and demands for improved salaries and working conditions.
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How Trump's Attacks on Venezuela Sparked a Revolution in Haiti
Kim Ives | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-22
Chaos reigned in Haiti for a seventh straight day on February 13, as people continue to rise up against President Jovenel MoàØse over his corruption, arrogance, false promises and straight-faced lies. But the crisis will not be solved by MoàØse's departure, which appears imminent. Today's revolution shows all the signs of being as profound and…
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The U.S. and Venezuela: a Long History of Hostility
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-22
The U.S. has long been hostile to Venezuela. As the world's fifth largest oil exporter, and holding the largest reserves of oil outside of the Middle East, Venezuela, as of 2004, was one of the four (4) top oil suppliers to the U.S.
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Venezuela's Former Minister of Communes and Culture Talks to TRNN About the Crisis
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-22
Well-known Venezuelan writer and theorist, Reinaldo Iturriza, says US sanctions and the low price of oil have devastated Venezuela'seconomy…
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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Slams Richard Branson for Fronting US Trojan-Horse "Aid" to Venezuela
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-22
"It has nothing to do with the needs of the Venezuelan people. It has nothing to do with democracy. It has nothing to do with freedom. And it has nothing to do with aid." — Roger Waters on the Richard Branson "aid" concert…
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This Is Not Humanitarian Aid: A Maduro Critic in Venezuela Slams U.S. Plan to Push Regime Change
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-22
We go to Caracas, Venezuela, for an update on the escalating standoff between President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader and self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó. Guaidó claims he is preparing to deliver humanitarian aid from the Colombian border Saturday. Maduro has rejected the plan, saying the effort is part of a broader attempt to overthrow his regime. This comes as Trump's special envoy to Venezuela and right-wing hawk, Elliott Abrams, is leading a U.S. delegation traveling by military aircraft to the Colombian border, supposedly to help deliver the aid. The United Nations, the Red Cross and other relie…
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Violence Erupts at Venezuelan-Brazilian Border Ahead of 'Aid' Deadline
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-22
Tensions surrounding the entry of "humanitarian aid" are set to rise this weekend.
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