Daily Archives: March 1, 2019

2019-03-01: News Headlines

Seth Sandronsky (2019-03-01). Activists, Banks and For-Profit Immigrant Detention. counterpunch.org JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo lend to GEO Group and CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America), for-profit operators of immigrant detention facilities under contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A campaign to end these banks' financial role is underway. Autumn Gonzalez is with the Sacramento-based NorCal Resist, a migrant activist group advocating on More

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-01). "Killer Diplomacy": The Kim-Trump Summit in Hanoi, Sabotaged by Mike Pompeo? globalresearch.ca "If Kim Jong-un suddenly dies, don't ask me about it"… Given the history of the CIA, I'm just not going to talk about it," (Mike Pompeo, October 2017). And you expect the DPRK Leadership to Trust Washington's "Chief Negotiator"

Paul Street (2019-03-01). Cohen's Overlooked Warning — and Other Media Silences Worth Hearing. counterpunch.org Drawing by Nathaniel St. ClairI fear that if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power. | — Michael Cohen, speaking to the U.S. Congress, February 27, 2019 | It's the silences — the things left out and sent down the "memory hole" — that strike me most in the United States' Orwellian capitalist and white-supremacist media. | Urban Racism as a Nonstory | Here in Chicago, the Jussie Smollett and R. Kelly cases were recently all the local media rage. By contrast, recent reports that 63 Black people have so far been exonerated after having bags of heroin and coc…

Nyla Ali Khan (2019-03-01). Rapprochement, Dialogue, and a Peaceful Resolution of Jammu and Kashmir. counterpunch.org During the last two decades, each military crisis between India and Pakistan has been followed by attempts at diplomatic rapprochement, which have turned out to be fiascos. The two countries go through sporadic peacemaking efforts, characterized by negotiations. For instance, in January 2004, the then Indian prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and the then Pakistani president, General More

Democracy Now! (2019-03-01). Headlines for March 1, 2019. democracynow.org U.N. Human Rights Panel: Israel May Have Committed War Crimes in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Be Indicted on Corruption Charges, NYT: Trump Intervened to Give Security Clearance to Jared Kushner, In Peace Talks with Taliban, U.S. Floats Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal, Somalia: At Least 15 Dead in Twin Suicide Bombings, North Korea Disputes Trump's Account of Why Kim-Trump Summit Failed, Immigrant Groups Cite "Alarming Increase" in Babies Jailed by ICE, House Approves Bill to Extend Gun Purchase Waiting Period, Lawmakers Seek Interview of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, Virginia's First Lady A…

CAAT, Campaign Against Arms Trade (2019-03-01). If Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt Wants to Build Peace in Yemen, He Must Stop Arming Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is touring the Middle East over the next few days, with visits to Saudi Arabia, Oman and United Arab Emirates. It is likely that the war in Yemen will be at the top of …

Rafia Zakaria (2019-03-01). War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace. thenation.com War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace…

Carla Stea (2019-03-01). Venezuela's Foreign Minister Arreaza Holds UN Marathon for Peace: Usurper Guaido Urges Military Intervention and War. globalresearch.ca In a herculean effort to prevent war, and protect the integrity of his country, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a breathtaking schedule of events at the UN, including a meeting with the Secretary-General, consultations with envoys of 60 UN member states…

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-01). Russia Officially Returns to South Asia by Offering to Host Indo-Pak Peace Talks. globalresearch.ca Russia's 21st-century grand strategy of becoming the supreme "balancing" force in Afro-Eurasia is one major step closer to fruition after Foreign Minister Lavrov offered to host peace talks between India and Pakistan, proving that Russia's refusal to take …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-03-01). Cohen Knows What Trump Is Capable of. His Testimony Should Terrify Us. globalresearch.ca On February 27, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee for six hours. In two months, Cohen will begin serving a three-year prison sentence. He pleaded guilty to campaign finance …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-01). Netanyahu to be Indicted for Bribery, Fraud, and Breach of Trust. globalresearch.ca Accountability for his highest of high crimes of war, against humanity, including genocide are omitted from coming charges against him, a reported 55-page indictment explaining criminal charges against him in detail. | Israeli attorney general Avichai Mandelblit equivocated endlessly over whether …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-01). UN Report Accuses Israel of High Crimes in Gaza. globalresearch.ca There's no ambiguity about longstanding Israeli high crimes of war, against humanity, and slow-motion genocide in Gaza — similar crimes committed throughout the Territories for over half a century, accountability never forthcoming. | An entire Palestinian population is held hostage to …

Dave Lindorff (2019-03-01). Columnist Thiessen, in Calling AOC 'Economically Illiterate,' Displays Instead Own Economic Ignorance. counterpunch.org Listening to President Trump, you'd think the socialist barbarians were at the gates of America preparing to overrun the US with a Soviet-style state-run economy where every car would be the same make and color, everyone would be wearing Mao suits and freedom and social mobility, those great mythical assets that we supposedly have in More

Ralph Nader (2019-03-01). Unleashed Graphic Designers — Art Over Function. counterpunch.org Many readers object to illegible print in contemporary print newspapers and magazines. In today's print news, legible print is on a collision course with flights of fancy by graphic artists. Admittedly, this is the golden age for graphic artists to show their creativity. Editors have convinced themselves that with readers' shorter attention spans and the More

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-03-01). Roaming Charges: The Good Rat or the Mouse That Bored? counterpunch.org + Jimmy Breslin's book The Good Rat tells the sordid story of drug dealer Burton Kaplan, an underling in the Luchese crime syndicate, who to save his own ass dropped a dime on two NYPD detectives, Luis Eppolito and Stephen Carapacca, as hired killers for the mob. Eppolito and Carapacca murdered 8 people before they More

David Swanson (2019-03-01). Draft Registration Will Be Either Ended or Imposed on Women. zcomm.org We need a movement to abolish sexism, racism, environmental destruction, mass incarceration, poverty, illiteracy, and war…

David Rosen (2019-03-01). Remember the Maine? CIA Intervention in Venezuela. counterpunch.org In January 1897, Frederic Remington, a 19th-century painter famous for his depictions of the Old West, was on assignment in Havana for William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal to illustrate Spanish atrocities against Cubans. He sent a telegram to Hearst, noting: "Everything is quiet. There is no trouble. There will be no war. I wish to return." Hearst replied: "Please remain. You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war." More

CP Editor (2019-03-01). David Lynch chats with Harry Dean Stanton. counterpunch.org

Ken Silverstein (2019-03-01). Caracas Chronicles, Part I of an Ongoing Series. counterpunch.org I just got back from Venezuela and I'll be writing a lot about the country next week. Virtually everything you read or see about the country in the U.S. media is a lie. And to be clear, I don't mean skewed or misleading or incomplete, I mean a lie. For example, people in Venezuela are not starving — at least very few are, if any — nor is the country a dictatorship. More

Mel Gurtov (2019-03-01). Trump and Kim, Act II. counterpunch.org Trump was correct to describe denuclearization last June as a lengthy "process" that one summit meeting could not achieve. However, the second summit, in Hanoi at the end of February 2019, again showed that personal diplomacy divorced from an engagement process that incorporates flexibility and give-and-take raises the risk of failure. The Hanoi summit ended More

Alfred W. McCoy (2019-03-01). How Climate Change Could End Washington's Global Dominion. counterpunch.org Once upon a time in America, we could all argue about whether or not U.S. global power was declining. Now, most observers have little doubt that the end is just a matter of timing and circumstance. Ten years ago, I predicted that, by 2025, it would be all over for American power, a then-controversial comment More

Nick Pemberton (2019-03-01). Our Resolution: Bomber Bernie Sets Sights on 2020. counterpunch.org "Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton's most prominent Super PACs attacked our campaign pretty viciously…They suggested I'd be friendly with Middle East terrorist organizations, and even tried to link me to a dead communist dictator" —Alive Imperialist Collaborator Bernie Sanders, expressing his solidarity with the international working class. Colonel Bernard Sanders has long despised by the More

Jonathan Cook (2019-03-01). Britain's Witchfinders are Ready to Burn Jeremy Corbyn. counterpunch.org The Blairite MPs have been trying to oust Corbyn any way they can. First through a failed re-run of the leadership contest and then by assisting the corporate media — which is equally opposed to Corbyn — in smearing him variously as a shambles, a misogynist, a sympathiser with terrorists, a Russian asset, and finally as an "enabler" of anti-semitism. More

Mel Underbakke and Steve Downs (2019-03-01). The Kansas Bomb Plot: What Has the Media Missed? counterpunch.org Resolution has been reached in the Kansas Bomb Plot case with the sentencing of three men on January 25 for conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy against civil rights. Two of the men, Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, were sentenced to 25 years on the first charge, and 10 years on More

CounterSpin (2019-03-01). Tim Shorrock on Korea Summit, Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams. fair.org Media…

Philip M. Giraldi (2019-03-01). How Pro-Israel Foundations in Washington are Pushing a US War with Iran. mintpressnews.com "As an ex-CIA case officer who worked on the Iran target for a number of years, I was shocked when I read the Times' article, primarily because it sounded like a repeat of the fabricated intelligence that was used against both Iraq and Iran in 2001 through 2003," says Philip M. Giraldi.

unitedEditor (2019-03-01). Saudi princess to reconcile Washington with Riyadh. uwidata.com King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has made the kingdom's first-ever appointment of a woman — Princes Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud — to the position of an ambassador. She is now heading the embassy to the US. King Salman issues a Royal Decree appointing Princess Rima bint …

Miko Peled (2019-03-01). Two Weeks in Palestine: Miko Peled Travels a Land as Oppressed as it is Beautiful. mintpressnews.com Miko Peled recounts his travels through occupied Palestine. From Tarshiha to Hebron, Peled highlights the stark juxtaposition between the beauty of the land, and the ugliness of its occupation.

Eds. (2019-03-01). Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at the UN Security Council meeting on Venezuela. mronline.org Let us call things by their proper names: this is not humanitarian aid. If the U.S. had really wanted to help the people of Venezuela, they would have acted via UN agencies accredited in the country, as other states successfully do. | Source

Kenny Coyle (2019-03-01). U.S. uses humanitarian assistance to hide regime change efforts in Venezuela. peoplesworld.org The choreographed provocations on Venezuela's borders this past week highlight an often overlooked component of the U.S.-orchestrated regime change machine—USAid (United States Agency for International Development). Its motto, "From the American People," usually stamped on containers bound for conflict zones, might more accurately be read as "From the U.S. State Department" as USAid functions as …

Paul Street (2019-03-01). Cohen's Overlooked Warning. zcomm.org And Other Media Silences Worth Hearing…

Tony Cartalucci (2019-03-01). Returning Syrian Refugees Were Fleeing US Proxy War, Not "Assad" globalresearch.ca A recent BBC segment titled, " The Syrians returning home after years of fleeing war," contradicted 8 years of the British state media's narratives regarding the war in Syria. | A synopsis of the short BBC video segment would read: …

Michael Doliner (2019-03-01). Dollar Hegemony, Again. counterpunch.org The United States Entity lost the war in Iraq. That fact determines the Entity's position in the Middle East today. After having destroyed Saddam's army and dispossessing the Sunnis in favor of the Shi'ites, after Abu Ghraib and it's indelible pictures, after the total destruction of Fallujah, in short after a victory achieved with the More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-01). Walkout in Hanoi: the Second Trump-Kim Summit. counterpunch.org "Sometimes you have to walk and this was one of those times." That was US President Donald Trump's remark about something he has been doing a lot of lately: walking away from agreements or understandings in the hope of reaching the ultimate deal. North Korea's Kim Jong-un had been pressing his advantage in Hanoi with More

Nicholas Levis (2019-03-01). Other People's Money, Other People's Blood: the Cohen Micro-Episode: the Cohen Episode. counterpunch.org Give me a paragraph of theory first, okay? The system of American Empire has never been static. The perpetual growth demands of its capitalism, its deeply-felt imperative to control all potentials for disruption, and its fundamental intolerance of enclaves inaccessible to US capital drive the emergence of inevitable crises. Until now generations of its power More

Robert Koehler (2019-03-01). The Squirming Buddha. counterpunch.org The world hemorrhages. Refugees flow from its wounds. Is there a way to be innocent of this? People are washed ashore. They die of suffocation in humanity-stuffed trucks. They flee war and politics; they flee starvation. And finally, we don't even have sufficient air for them to breathe. For words to matter about all this, More

John W. Whitehead (2019-03-01). The Age of Tyrannical Surveillance. counterpunch.org "We know where you are. We know where you've been. We can more or less know what you're thinking about… Your digital identity will live forever… because there's no delete button." —Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Uncle Sam wants you. Correction: Big Brother wants you. To be technically accurate, Big Brother—aided and abetted by his More

Louis Proyect (2019-03-01). China, Saudia Arabia and the Fate of the Uyghurs. counterpunch.org Beginning with the 9/11 attacks, much of the left decided that Saudi Arabia was the chief engineer of a Wahhabi plot to impose its reactionary, feudal, and patriarchal values on the rest of the world. Supposedly, the USA was being punished for its licentious and ungodly ways even if it was one of Saudi Arabia's More

Robert Fantina (2019-03-01). The Circus that Never Leaves Town. counterpunch.org The circus that is called U.S. governance continues to entertain with its bizarre acts. This week, an awestruck public witnessed yet another one, this time with the Cohen clown testifying before Congress. Yes, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and 'fixer' (is that really a thing?) Michael Cohen stood before a Congressional committee and swore to More

Tom Clifford (2019-03-01). The "Failed" Hanoi Summit? Not From Beijing's Point of View. counterpunch.org Beijing. The failure of the Hanoi summit, from Beijing's point of view, could yet turn out to be a success. North Korea's most important relationship is with China. The most important relationship for China is with the United States. In January a train carrying North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un stopped in Beijing on a chilly morning. More

Nanette Senters (2019-03-01). GM is Closing My Plant, What are Politicians Going to Do About It? counterpunch.org For the past 20 years, I've walked at least nine miles a day on the body shop floor of the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, where I help assemble the Chevy Cruze. In a few weeks, when GM shutters our plant, I'll walk my last mile. I don't know what's next for me and nearly More

STAFF (2019-03-01). North Korea Says Trump Overstated Kim's Demand on Sanctions. truthdig.com Officials maintain the Supreme Leader sought only partial relief, and that he was willing to commit to a permanent halt on missile testing.

Tom Clifford (2019-03-01). China Sees Some Light in the Failure of the Hanoi Summit. globalresearch.ca The failure of the Hanoi summit, from Beijing's point of view, could yet turn out to be a success. | North Korea's most important relationship is with China. The most important relationship for China is with the United States. In January …

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-01). Hanoi summit thwarted by an uncompromising US. peoplesdispatch.org The second meeting between the US president, Donald Trump, and the North Korean chairman, Kim Jong-un, at the two-day summit in Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi ended on the afternoon of February 28 without reaching any agreements. | North Korea offered to dismantle all the nuclear reactors in the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, which is the sole known source providing plutonium for its nuclear program, on the condition that the US-led international sanctions against the country are lifted in return. | The US, which has sought to paint the North Korean possession of nuclear weapons as an existential t…

STAFF (2019-03-01). Donald Trump Blew His Chance at a Deal With North Korea. truthdig.com We may never know why the denuclearization talks collapsed, but the president appears to have bowed to the hardliners in his cabinet.

Simon Pirani (2019-03-01). We need to live differently. zcomm.org To end our fossil fuel addiction we need a fundamental technological change — but this cannot happen without changing our social and economic systems…

unitedEditor (2019-03-01). European asylum agency confirms West's interest in FETàñ. uwidata.com The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) issued a statement formally confirming information cited in an article published by uwidata.com entitled "Europe's interest in FETàñ." According to the Office's statement, 51,225 members of the FETàñ terrorist organization have applied for asylum in EU countries. The article mentioned Europe's deep interest in the group, pointing out how …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-01). India's Prime Minister Modi's Conversations with Russia's President Putin. globalresearch.ca According to the Kremlin's official website, President Putin never said anything about "Russia's steadfast support for India's efforts to protect its interests against cross-border terror attacks", but that didn't stop Prime Minister Modi's office from misleadingly implying that he did …

Kurt Hackbarth (2019-03-01). The War on AMLO: US Backlash Supported by Mexican Right Wing. globalresearch.ca Ten weeks into the administration of progressive president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the Mexican right has made it clear how it plans to oppose him: not as an adversary to be defeated, but as an enemy to be destroyed. …

STAFF (2019-03-01). Israel's Killings in Gaza May Amount to 'War Crimes,' U.N. Finds. truthdig.com A damning new report reveals security forces targeted Palestinian demonstrators who posed no imminent threat of death or serious injury.

Haleema Bharoocha (2019-03-01). Algorithmic Bias: How Algorithms Can Limit Economic Opportunity for Communities of Color. commondreams.org Fast forward to today and my community is experiencing unprecedented levels of Islamophobia that are normalized in media, policy, and culture, not only in the U.S. but globally. (Photo: SocialJusticeSeeker812/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Arundhati Roy (2019-03-01). Kashmir Is Potentially The Flashpoint For A Future Nuclear War. commondreams.org The war that we are in the middle of, is not a war between India and Pakistan. It is a war that is being fought in Kashmir which expanded into the beginnings of yet another war between India and Pakistan. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Magdalena Sep√∫lveda (2019-03-01). Economic Inequality and Taxation are Feminist Issues. commondreams.org The fact that two women have kick-started a much-needed debate about taxes in the United States is not a coincidence. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Hans Stehling (2019-03-01). Is Israel Just a European-Style Democracy but in the Middle East? globalresearch.ca Israel, in fact, is unlike any European state. It does not have a democratic government that ratifies and/or abides by international and United Nations resolutions, agreements and conventions on human and civil rights, nuclear/chemical/biological weapons of mass destruction, or conforms …

unitedEditor (2019-03-01). A new round of conflict on the Pakistan-India border. uwidata.com Pakistan's announcement that they had downed two Indian aircrafts shocked the world. The increasingly serious mutual threats of the nuclear-armed enemy nations are naturally the entire world's concern, and public attention has been riveted to the decisions made by Indian and Pakistani leadership. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu stated extreme concern over the escalation of …

Mark Weisbrot — The Nation (2019-03-01). Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans. venezuelanalysis.com The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue, Mark Weisbrot argues.

Alan MacLeod — Venezuelanalysis (2019-03-01). The US Tried to Isolate Venezuela. It has Only Isolated Itself. venezuelanalysis.com Alan MacLeod examines how Trump team's increasingly hare-brained schemes at trying to overthrow the government are backfiring.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-01). US Attempts to Force New Elections in Venezuela Fails as Guaido Vows to Re-enter Country. mintpressnews.com The US resolution called for the start of a process leading to "free, fair and credible elections," as well as for "unhindered access and delivery of assistance" in Venezuela…

John Kiriakou (2019-03-01). Former CIA Whistleblower: Yes, Even the US Post Office Is Spying on You. mintpressnews.com The Mail Cover Program allows your mailman to photograph and send to federal law enforcement organizations the front and back of every piece of mail…

Colin Todhunter (2019-03-01). From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism: "Crocodile Tears" for Venezuela. globalresearch.ca On 26 February, Stephen Hickey, UK political coordinator at the United Nations, delivered a statement at the Security Council briefing on Venezuela that put the blame for the situation in that country on its government. He said that years …

Celina della Croce (2019-03-01). Who is the real culprit behind Venezuela's political turmoil? peoplesdispatch.org The US-led intervention in Venezuela—hiding behind a pretext of humanitarianism—follows a long pattern of economic policies and covert operations in the country and in the region that seek to protect the economic interests of the United States and Europe…

Patrick Martin (2019-03-01). The Trump Presidency: From the Manhattan Underworld to the White House. globalresearch.ca "The finance aristocracy, in its mode of acquisition as well as in its pleasures, is nothing but the rebirth of the lumpenproletariat on the heights of bourgeois society."—Karl Marx, The Class Struggles in France | What Marx described, in his analysis …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-01). Pakistan Didn't Violate the Geneva Convention, It Confirmed Its Adherence to It. globalresearch.ca After suffering a humiliating military defeat on the morning of 27 February when Pakistan shot down two of its MiGs that violated the country's airspace and even captured one of its pilots, India went wild trying to distract its population …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-01). Walkout in Hanoi: The Second Trump-Kim Summit. globalresearch.ca "Sometimes you have to walk and this was one of those times." That was US President Donald Trump's remark about something he has been doing a lot of lately: walking away from agreements or understandings in the hope of …

South Front (2019-03-01). Video: Are India and Pakistan on Brink of All-out Military Conflict? globalresearch.ca This week, the Indian-Pakistani conflict over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir erupted with a bang when the Pakistani military declared on February 27 that it had shot down 2 Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace. | A spokesperson for the …

Jonathan Cook (2019-03-01). Britain's Witchfinders Are Ready to Burn Jeremy Corbyn. globalresearch.ca "McCarthyism" is a word thrown around a lot nowadays, and in the process its true meaning — and horror — has been increasingly obscured. | McCarthyism is not just the hounding of someone because their views are unpopular. It is the …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-03-01). 400 Years and the Struggle to End Enslavement, Colonialism and Neo-colonialism. globalresearch.ca Note: Following is the text of an address delivered by the author on Thursday February 28, 2019 at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The event was held in honor of African American History Month. Azikiwe …

Asad Ismi (2019-03-01). Can the Left Look to Portugal for an Alternative to Austerity? globalresearch.ca While social-democratic parties all over Europe have been losing power and popularity, the centre-left Portuguese government is being lauded even by the mainstream media for defying the European Union (EU) with its anti-austerity policy and thereby sparking an economic recovery …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-03-01). Global Warming Decimating World Fisheries—And Studies Warn It's On Track to Get Worse Without Urgent Action. commondreams.org Rising ocean temperatures driven by human-generated greenhouse gases are already damaging the world's fisheries—and that toll is on track to get worse without urgent global action to cut planet-warming emissions. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

susan_p (2019-03-01). Indian and Pakistani leftists say no to new nuclear war threat. greenleft.org.au As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan, the threat of a nuclear conflict hangs over South Asia and the world. | On February 14, the Pakistani-based organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in the district of Pulwama in Kashmir. Sixty police officers were killed and injured. | Then, on February 26, India launched an air strike on an alleged terrorist training camp in Pakistan. The following day, the Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian fighter jets over Kashmir. | Socialists in Pakistan and India have responded quickly…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-03-01). Venezuela and American Manifest Destiny — Gerald Horne. therealnews.com A core concept of "Americanism" is the belief that the United States has a God given right to control all of the Americas in the name of democracy and freedom—but in reality, for plunder and commercial interest — historian Gerald Horne joins Paul Jay…

Fred_F (2019-03-01). Stand up for women's rights: The radical history of International Women's Day. greenleft.org.au Nowhere in the world do women have the same rights and opportunities as men. Internationally, women are becoming poorer and ever more oppressed. | Women continue to be poor — most of the world's 1.3 billion absolute poor are women. | Women continue to be illiterate — three-quarters of the world's 960 million illiterates are women. | Women continue to earn less — on average, women receive 30-40% less pay than men for the same work. | And women continue to suffer violence — rape and domestic violence are significant causes of disability and death among women worldwide. | International W…

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-03-01). Is New York's Amazon Overthrow a Turning Point in Capitalism? truthout.org In recent highly publicized events, huge global megacorporations humiliated the same public officials who had earlier begged and bribed them to locate in their jurisdictions. Amazon did that to New York's governor and New York City's mayor. Foxconn did it to President Trump and Wisconsin's Governor Walker. In both cases, top corporate officials made decisions that exposed public officials to major public criticism, opposition and contempt. | At issue were public officials' offers of billions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies…

Jason Ditz (2019-03-01). UN Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Children and Journalists in Gaza. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Israel is furious at the UN Human Rights Council most of the time, but they are particularly furious whenever the body offers a report, as Israel tends to violate a lot of human rights. In this case, the council has announced an "independent inquiry" into the protests at the Gaza border. Every Friday, for months …

WSWS (2019-03-01). India and Pakistan issue fresh war threats. wsws.org Even as Islamabad agreed to release a captured Indian pilot as a "peace gesture," India and Pakistan continued their war preparations.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-03-01). Beautiful Sight in Hamburg as Thousands of Students March in Latest Climate Strike. commondreams.org The youth, said Greenpeace Germany, "are fed up with politicians' blah blah and call for #ClimateAction!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-03-01). Despite Collapse of Trump-Kim Summit, Diplomacy Is Still the Only Path. truthout.org The second summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, inspired hope for real progress in negotiations with North Korea, and an agreement on concrete steps toward denuclearization that has thus far proven elusive. While the talks ended with no agreement, diplomacy is still the only way forward. | There are troubling reports that U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton may have played a negative role in scuttling a potential deal by inserting an eleventh-hour demand to address North Korea's biological and chemical weapons. However, U.S. positions on sanctions relief, hu…

Beccy Baird (2019-03-01). Brexit: The Implications for Health and Social Care. globalresearch.ca This was originally written by Helen McKenna and published on 13 December 2017. It was updated by Beccy Baird on 22 February 2019. | *** | Brexit has major implications for health and social care in England. Here we look at some …

RT (2019-03-01). 'Time to end the nuclear threat': Graham hints at war hours after Trump-Kim summit stalls. rt.com Sen. Lindsey Graham is already saber-rattling at North Korea less than a day after President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong-un ended their summit amicably without a signed agreement. Graham, it seems, doesn't handle peace well.

pip.hinman (2019-03-01). No arms sales to Saudi war regime. greenleft.org.au Protesters gathered outside the Sydney office of the Australian arms manufacturer EOS (Electro Optic Systems) on February 21 to oppose the sale of high-tech military equipment to Saudi Arabia, which is waging a genocidal war against the people of Yemen. | They carried placards reading "Stop the arms trade" and "EOS is providing weapons to human rights abuser, Saudi Arabia". | The ABC reported on February 20 that the Australian government is providing tens of millions of dollars to support EOS, which is exporting 500 remote weapons systems (RWS) to the Saudi Ministry of the Interior. Defence Minister Christopher P…

RT (2019-03-01). No military intervention in Venezuela, just 'appropriate actions' — Abrams. rt.com US envoy to Venezuela and regime change enthusiast Elliott Abrams offered no specifics on the US's further plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro, but warned that "dictatorships come to an end." |

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-01). NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Slammed for 'Groveling at the Feet' of Billionaire Bezos in Effort to Revive Amazon HQ2. commondreams.org "Start listening to our communities, who overwhelmingly reject this deal," Make the Road New York said in response to the governor's efforts. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-01). America's "War on Terrorism" — Understanding the Web of Deceit Threatening Humanity. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | To understand the complex web of deceit aimed at luring the American people and the rest of the world into accepting a military solution which threatens the future of humanity, get your copy of Michel Chossudovsky's international …

Fred_F (2019-03-01). Australians say 'Hands off Venezuela'. greenleft.org.au More than 30 activists, supporters and members of the Latin American community rallied outside the United States Embassy in Canberra on February 23 as part of a global day of action against US-led aggression towards the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | With chants of "Hands Off Venezuela!" and "No More Pinochets!", the crowd expressed its solidarity with Venezuela's pro-poor Bolivarian Revolution, led by President Nicolas Maduro of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. | In recent months, the US has intensified its long-running campaign of diplomatic pressure, economic attacks and threats of military interv…

susan_p (2019-03-01). Swaziland: Youth call for democracy. greenleft.org.au The biggest youth movement in Swaziland, the Swaziland Youth Congress (SWAYOCO), called for democracy at its 12th National Congress held over February 16-17. | The congress was held in South Africa because of political repression in Swaziland. | The main theme of the congress — the first held since 2013 — was democracy and "reawakening youth zeal for liberation". | The congress elected a new president, Sonkhe Dube, who said: "We are committed to a peaceful transition from the current dictatorship under the monarchy to a democratic Eswatini [Swaziland]. As young people, we want liberation now, because…

The Mind Unleashed (2019-03-01). US Army Takes 50 Tons of Stolen Gold From Syria in Alleged Deal With ISIS. theantimedia.com (TMU) — As the remaining pockets of ISIS fighters faced imminent defeat in northeast Syria, the United States allegedly gave them an offer they couldn't refuse: give us your massive caches of gold — or die. According to reports by Syrian state news agency SANA, U.S. forces struck a deal with ISIS whereby the terrorist …

Middle East Eye (2019-03-01). Saudi Arabia Strips Osama Bin Laden's Son of Citizenship After US Places Bounty. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Saudi Arabia has stripped citizenship from Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the interior ministry said in a statement published by the official gazette Umm al-Qura. The US State Department said on Thursday it was offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading "to the identification or location …

WSWS Repost (2019-03-01). Oakland teachers form rank-and-file strike committee. indybay.org To carry their struggle forward, Oakland teachers have announced the formation of a rank-and-file strike committee, independent of the pro-corporate unions and in opposition to all budget cuts, teacher layoffs, and school closures.

susan_p (2019-03-01). Erasing Palestine: Israeli land grabs on the increase. greenleft.org.au There is a very famous map of what used to be Palestine and what Palestine is now. Several frames in between show the increasing progression of Israel's land grabs. | Israel claims to be the only party interested in the elusive "middle east peace process" and a genuine believer in the widely discredited two-state solution, but the map tells a very different story. | Israel continues evicting Palestinian families, demolishing or allowing illegal settlers to steal Palestinian homes and annexing the rapidly sh…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-03-01). Trump Missed his Opportunity for a Deal on North Korean Sanctions. therealnews.com The two sides may have been close to making an important agreement on denuclearization and lifting sanctions. It's not clear what went wrong, but it seems that hardliners prevented an agreement, says Tom Collina of Ploughshares…

Michael Steinberg (2019-03-01). More Nukes Shutting Down. indybay.org Bad weather and bad business force nuclear plants to shut down.

Democracy Now! (2019-02-28). "The Korean People Want Peace": Christine Ahn on Trump Walking Away from N. Korea Nuclear Talks. democracynow.org A historic summit to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula ended without an agreement Thursday, after talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fell apart. Their second summit meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, failed after Kim Jong-un demanded that the U.S. lift all sanctions on North Korea in exchange for dismantling the Yongbyon enrichment facility—an important North Korean nuclear site. We speak with Christine Ahn, founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.

Kevin Martin (2019-02-28). No Hanoi Agreement, But Diplomacy Must Continue. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — February 28, 2019 — In response to the Hanoi summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un ending without an agreement, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "It's unfortunate that the Hanoi Summit did not lead to an agreement, however, …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2019-02-28). Twenty years Ago: NATO Aggression Against Serbia. globalresearch.ca An international conference on "GLOBAL PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT VS. WARS AND DOMINATION" will take place in the Serbian capital Belgrade from 22 to 24 March 2019. It is a commemoration "against forgetting the NATO aggression 1999". | Organizers are the "Belgrade …

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-28). International Peoples' Assembly gives clarion call for solidarity with Venezuela. peoplesdispatch.org 500 participants from 87 countries and 181 people's movements and organizations participated in the International Peoples' Assembly in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and Against Imperialism from February 24-27 in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. On the final day, the Assembly gave a call for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade to be observed on March 16. | The four days of activities included panel discussions on the current imperialist offensive and the attacks on Venezuela, regional working group discussions which sought to propose an age…

Antonio Carty (2019-02-28). Waking up to War Against Venezuela. zcomm.org We the people should stop trusting the same 'journalists' that cajoled us into the invasion of Iraq, Libya, ect. Large numbers of us protested then, perhaps we now sulk that if our protests didn't stop it then, why should we try again? But we have got to wake up, instead of waiting for another huge Read more…

Stephen Lendman (2019-02-28). Kim Meets Trump in Hanoi. Failure of Second US-DPRK Summit. globalresearch.ca Two days of talks were cut short on Thursday with no resolution of major differences, no final statement as was issued after last June's summit — the customary format whenever formal meetings between leaders are held. | Negotiations broke down because …

Gareth Porter (2019-02-28). The Right May Finally Get Its War on Iran. commondreams.org National security adviser John Bolton. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

TruePublica (2019-02-28). Britain's Unreported Bombing of Iraq and Syria. mintpressnews.com Back in 2016, The Guardian published a piece about The Chilcott Report and how Britain should be more careful over civilian deaths in the battlegrounds of the Mid-East. "Future British governments must make a greater effort to assess the number of civilians being killed and injured during their military operations, the Chilcot report says, after the Iraq war inquiry's series of damning conclusions about the loss of life following the 2003 invasion." Clearly, the government didn't listen and the mainstream media do not thin…

Venezuelanalysis (2019-02-28). Debunking the Lies About the Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Showdown. mintpressnews.com By provoking a series of violent confrontations along the Colombian and Brazilian borders, the Trump-backed opposition has managed to manufacture a false narrative designed to delegitimize the Maduro government and justify further foreign military intervention.

2019-03-01: Social Media Postees

"Killer Diplomacy": The Kim-Trump Summit in Hanoi, Sabotaged by Mike Pompeo?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
"If Kim Jong-un suddenly dies, don't ask me about it"… Given the history of the CIA, I'm just not going to talk about it," (Mike Pompeo, October 2017). And you expect the DPRK Leadership to Trust Washington's "Chief Negotiator"
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Activists, Banks and For-Profit Immigrant Detention
Seth Sandronsky | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo lend to GEO Group and CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America), for-profit operators of immigrant detention facilities under contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A campaign to end these banks' financial role is underway. Autumn Gonzalez is with the Sacramento-based NorCal Resist, a migrant activist group advocating on…
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Cohen's Overlooked Warning — and Other Media Silences Worth Hearing
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Drawing by Nathaniel St. ClairI fear that if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power. | — Michael Cohen, speaking to the U.S. Congress, February 27, 2019 | It's the silences — the things left out and sent down the "memory hole" — that strike me most in the United States' Orwellian capitalist and white-supremacist media. | Urban Racism as a Nonstory | Here in Chicago, the Jussie Smollett and R. Kelly cases were recently all the local media rage. By contrast, recent reports that 63 Black people have so far been exonerated after having bags of heroin and coc…
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Rapprochement, Dialogue, and a Peaceful Resolution of Jammu and Kashmir
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
During the last two decades, each military crisis between India and Pakistan has been followed by attempts at diplomatic rapprochement, which have turned out to be fiascos. The two countries go through sporadic peacemaking efforts, characterized by negotiations. For instance, in January 2004, the then Indian prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and the then Pakistani president, General…
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If Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt Wants to Build Peace in Yemen, He Must Stop Arming Saudi Arabia
CAAT, Campaign Against Arms Trade | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is touring the Middle East over the next few days, with visits to Saudi Arabia, Oman and United Arab Emirates. It is likely that the war in Yemen will be at the top of …
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Venezuela's Foreign Minister Arreaza Holds UN Marathon for Peace: Usurper Guaido Urges Military Intervention and War
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
In a herculean effort to prevent war, and protect the integrity of his country, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a breathtaking schedule of events at the UN, including a meeting with the Secretary-General, consultations with envoys of 60 UN member states…
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War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace
Rafia Zakaria | thenation.com | 2019-03-01
War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace…
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Russia Officially Returns to South Asia by Offering to Host Indo-Pak Peace Talks
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Russia's 21st-century grand strategy of becoming the supreme "balancing" force in Afro-Eurasia is one major step closer to fruition after Foreign Minister Lavrov offered to host peace talks between India and Pakistan, proving that Russia's refusal to take …
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Cohen Knows What Trump Is Capable of. His Testimony Should Terrify Us
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
On February 27, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee for six hours. In two months, Cohen will begin serving a three-year prison sentence. He pleaded guilty to campaign finance …
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UN Report Accuses Israel of High Crimes in Gaza
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
There's no ambiguity about longstanding Israeli high crimes of war, against humanity, and slow-motion genocide in Gaza — similar crimes committed throughout the Territories for over half a century, accountability never forthcoming. | An entire Palestinian population is held hostage to …
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Netanyahu to be Indicted for Bribery, Fraud, and Breach of Trust
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Accountability for his highest of high crimes of war, against humanity, including genocide are omitted from coming charges against him, a reported 55-page indictment explaining criminal charges against him in detail. | Israeli attorney general Avichai Mandelblit equivocated endlessly over whether …
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Columnist Thiessen, in Calling AOC 'Economically Illiterate,' Displays Instead Own Economic Ignorance
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Listening to President Trump, you'd think the socialist barbarians were at the gates of America preparing to overrun the US with a Soviet-style state-run economy where every car would be the same make and color, everyone would be wearing Mao suits and freedom and social mobility, those great mythical assets that we supposedly have in…
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Unleashed Graphic Designers — Art Over Function
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Many readers object to illegible print in contemporary print newspapers and magazines. In today's print news, legible print is on a collision course with flights of fancy by graphic artists. Admittedly, this is the golden age for graphic artists to show their creativity. Editors have convinced themselves that with readers' shorter attention spans and the…
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Roaming Charges: The Good Rat or the Mouse That Bored?
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
+ Jimmy Breslin's book The Good Rat tells the sordid story of drug dealer Burton Kaplan, an underling in the Luchese crime syndicate, who to save his own ass dropped a dime on two NYPD detectives, Luis Eppolito and Stephen Carapacca, as hired killers for the mob. Eppolito and Carapacca murdered 8 people before they…
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Draft Registration Will Be Either Ended or Imposed on Women
David Swanson | zcomm.org | 2019-03-01
We need a movement to abolish sexism, racism, environmental destruction, mass incarceration, poverty, illiteracy, and war…
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Cohen's Overlooked Warning
Paul Street | zcomm.org | 2019-03-01
And Other Media Silences Worth Hearing…
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Returning Syrian Refugees Were Fleeing US Proxy War, Not "Assad"
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
A recent BBC segment titled, " The Syrians returning home after years of fleeing war," contradicted 8 years of the British state media's narratives regarding the war in Syria. | A synopsis of the short BBC video segment would read: …
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Trump and Kim, Act II
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Trump was correct to describe denuclearization last June as a lengthy "process" that one summit meeting could not achieve. However, the second summit, in Hanoi at the end of February 2019, again showed that personal diplomacy divorced from an engagement process that incorporates flexibility and give-and-take raises the risk of failure. The Hanoi summit ended…
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The Circus that Never Leaves Town
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
The circus that is called U.S. governance continues to entertain with its bizarre acts. This week, an awestruck public witnessed yet another one, this time with the Cohen clown testifying before Congress. Yes, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and 'fixer' (is that really a thing?) Michael Cohen stood before a Congressional committee and swore to…
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Dollar Hegemony, Again
Michael Doliner | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
The United States Entity lost the war in Iraq. That fact determines the Entity's position in the Middle East today. After having destroyed Saddam's army and dispossessing the Sunnis in favor of the Shi'ites, after Abu Ghraib and it's indelible pictures, after the total destruction of Fallujah, in short after a victory achieved with the…
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Britain's Witchfinders are Ready to Burn Jeremy Corbyn
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
The Blairite MPs have been trying to oust Corbyn any way they can. First through a failed re-run of the leadership contest and then by assisting the corporate media — which is equally opposed to Corbyn — in smearing him variously as a shambles, a misogynist, a sympathiser with terrorists, a Russian asset, and finally as an "enabler" of anti-semitism.
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Walkout in Hanoi: the Second Trump-Kim Summit
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
"Sometimes you have to walk and this was one of those times." That was US President Donald Trump's remark about something he has been doing a lot of lately: walking away from agreements or understandings in the hope of reaching the ultimate deal. North Korea's Kim Jong-un had been pressing his advantage in Hanoi with…
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The "Failed" Hanoi Summit? Not From Beijing's Point of View
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Beijing. The failure of the Hanoi summit, from Beijing's point of view, could yet turn out to be a success. North Korea's most important relationship is with China. The most important relationship for China is with the United States. In January a train carrying North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un stopped in Beijing on a chilly morning.
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GM is Closing My Plant, What are Politicians Going to Do About It?
Nanette Senters | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
For the past 20 years, I've walked at least nine miles a day on the body shop floor of the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, where I help assemble the Chevy Cruze. In a few weeks, when GM shutters our plant, I'll walk my last mile. I don't know what's next for me and nearly…
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The Age of Tyrannical Surveillance
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
"We know where you are. We know where you've been. We can more or less know what you're thinking about… Your digital identity will live forever… because there's no delete button." –Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Uncle Sam wants you. Correction: Big Brother wants you. To be technically accurate, Big Brother–aided and abetted by his…
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The Kansas Bomb Plot: What Has the Media Missed?
Mel Underbakke and Steve Downs | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Resolution has been reached in the Kansas Bomb Plot case with the sentencing of three men on January 25 for conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy against civil rights. Two of the men, Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, were sentenced to 25 years on the first charge, and 10 years on…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/01/the-…

Our Resolution: Bomber Bernie Sets Sights on 2020
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
"Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton's most prominent Super PACs attacked our campaign pretty viciously…They suggested I'd be friendly with Middle East terrorist organizations, and even tried to link me to a dead communist dictator" –Alive Imperialist Collaborator Bernie Sanders, expressing his solidarity with the international working class. Colonel Bernard Sanders has long despised by the…
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How Climate Change Could End Washington's Global Dominion
Alfred W. McCoy | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Once upon a time in America, we could all argue about whether or not U.S. global power was declining. Now, most observers have little doubt that the end is just a matter of timing and circumstance. Ten years ago, I predicted that, by 2025, it would be all over for American power, a then-controversial comment…
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The Squirming Buddha
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
The world hemorrhages. Refugees flow from its wounds. Is there a way to be innocent of this? People are washed ashore. They die of suffocation in humanity-stuffed trucks. They flee war and politics; they flee starvation. And finally, we don't even have sufficient air for them to breathe. For words to matter about all this,…
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Remember the Maine? CIA Intervention in Venezuela
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
In January 1897, Frederic Remington, a 19th-century painter famous for his depictions of the Old West, was on assignment in Havana for William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal to illustrate Spanish atrocities against Cubans. He sent a telegram to Hearst, noting: "Everything is quiet. There is no trouble. There will be no war. I wish to return." Hearst replied: "Please remain. You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war."
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Other People's Money, Other People's Blood: the Cohen Micro-Episode: the Cohen Episode
Nicholas Levis | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Give me a paragraph of theory first, okay? The system of American Empire has never been static. The perpetual growth demands of its capitalism, its deeply-felt imperative to control all potentials for disruption, and its fundamental intolerance of enclaves inaccessible to US capital drive the emergence of inevitable crises. Until now generations of its power…
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David Lynch chats with Harry Dean Stanton
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
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Caracas Chronicles, Part I of an Ongoing Series
Ken Silverstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
I just got back from Venezuela and I'll be writing a lot about the country next week. Virtually everything you read or see about the country in the U.S. media is a lie. And to be clear, I don't mean skewed or misleading or incomplete, I mean a lie. For example, people in Venezuela are not starving — at least very few are, if any — nor is the country a dictatorship.
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China, Saudia Arabia and the Fate of the Uyghurs
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Beginning with the 9/11 attacks, much of the left decided that Saudi Arabia was the chief engineer of a Wahhabi plot to impose its reactionary, feudal, and patriarchal values on the rest of the world. Supposedly, the USA was being punished for its licentious and ungodly ways even if it was one of Saudi Arabia's…
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China Sees Some Light in the Failure of the Hanoi Summit
Tom Clifford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
The failure of the Hanoi summit, from Beijing's point of view, could yet turn out to be a success. | North Korea's most important relationship is with China. The most important relationship for China is with the United States. In January …
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Donald Trump Blew His Chance at a Deal With North Korea
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-01
We may never know why the denuclearization talks collapsed, but the president appears to have bowed to the hardliners in his cabinet.
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Tim Shorrock on Korea Summit, Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-03-01
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Hanoi summit thwarted by an uncompromising US
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-01
The second meeting between the US president, Donald Trump, and the North Korean chairman, Kim Jong-un, at the two-day summit in Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi ended on the afternoon of February 28 without reaching any agreements. | North Korea offered to dismantle all the nuclear reactors in the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, which is the sole known source providing plutonium for its nuclear program, on the condition that the US-led international sanctions against the country are lifted in return. | The US, which has sought to paint the North Korean possession of nuclear weapons as an existential t…
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North Korea Says Trump Overstated Kim's Demand on Sanctions
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-01
Officials maintain the Supreme Leader sought only partial relief, and that he was willing to commit to a permanent halt on missile testing.
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How Pro-Israel Foundations in Washington are Pushing a US War with Iran
Philip M. Giraldi | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-01
"As an ex-CIA case officer who worked on the Iran target for a number of years, I was shocked when I read the Times' article, primarily because it sounded like a repeat of the fabricated intelligence that was used against both Iraq and Iran in 2001 through 2003," says Philip M. Giraldi.
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We need to live differently
Simon Pirani | zcomm.org | 2019-03-01
To end our fossil fuel addiction we need a fundamental technological change — but this cannot happen without changing our social and economic systems…
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Saudi princess to reconcile Washington with Riyadh
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-01
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has made the kingdom's first-ever appointment of a woman — Princes Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud — to the position of an ambassador. She is now heading the embassy to the US. King Salman issues a Royal Decree appointing Princess Rima bint …
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European asylum agency confirms West's interest in FETàñ
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-01
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) issued a statement formally confirming information cited in an article published by uwidata.com entitled "Europe's interest in FETàñ." According to the Office's statement, 51,225 members of the FETàñ terrorist organization have applied for asylum in EU countries. The article mentioned Europe's deep interest in the group, pointing out how …
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India's Prime Minister Modi's Conversations with Russia's President Putin
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
According to the Kremlin's official website, President Putin never said anything about "Russia's steadfast support for India's efforts to protect its interests against cross-border terror attacks", but that didn't stop Prime Minister Modi's office from misleadingly implying that he did …
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Algorithmic Bias: How Algorithms Can Limit Economic Opportunity for Communities of Color
Haleema Bharoocha | commondreams.org | 2019-03-01
Fast forward to today and my community is experiencing unprecedented levels of Islamophobia that are normalized in media, policy, and culture, not only in the U.S. but globally. (Photo: SocialJusticeSeeker812/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Kashmir Is Potentially The Flashpoint For A Future Nuclear War
Arundhati Roy | commondreams.org | 2019-03-01
The war that we are in the middle of, is not a war between India and Pakistan. It is a war that is being fought in Kashmir which expanded into the beginnings of yet another war between India and Pakistan. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Economic Inequality and Taxation are Feminist Issues
Magdalena Sep√∫lveda | commondreams.org | 2019-03-01
The fact that two women have kick-started a much-needed debate about taxes in the United States is not a coincidence. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Israel's Killings in Gaza May Amount to 'War Crimes,' U.N. Finds
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-01
A damning new report reveals security forces targeted Palestinian demonstrators who posed no imminent threat of death or serious injury.
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The War on AMLO: US Backlash Supported by Mexican Right Wing
Kurt Hackbarth | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Ten weeks into the administration of progressive president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the Mexican right has made it clear how it plans to oppose him: not as an adversary to be defeated, but as an enemy to be destroyed. …
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Is Israel Just a European-Style Democracy but in the Middle East?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Israel, in fact, is unlike any European state. It does not have a democratic government that ratifies and/or abides by international and United Nations resolutions, agreements and conventions on human and civil rights, nuclear/chemical/biological weapons of mass destruction, or conforms …
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A new round of conflict on the Pakistan-India border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-01
Pakistan's announcement that they had downed two Indian aircrafts shocked the world. The increasingly serious mutual threats of the nuclear-armed enemy nations are naturally the entire world's concern, and public attention has been riveted to the decisions made by Indian and Pakistani leadership. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu stated extreme concern over the escalation of …
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Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot — The Nation | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-01
The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue, Mark Weisbrot argues.
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The US Tried to Isolate Venezuela. It has Only Isolated Itself
Alan MacLeod — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-01
Alan MacLeod examines how Trump team's increasingly hare-brained schemes at trying to overthrow the government are backfiring.
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Former CIA Whistleblower: Yes, Even the US Post Office Is Spying on You
John Kiriakou | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-01
The Mail Cover Program allows your mailman to photograph and send to federal law enforcement organizations the front and back of every piece of mail…
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Two Weeks in Palestine: Miko Peled Travels a Land as Oppressed as it is Beautiful
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-01
Miko Peled recounts his travels through occupied Palestine. From Tarshiha to Hebron, Peled highlights the stark juxtaposition between the beauty of the land, and the ugliness of its occupation.
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US Attempts to Force New Elections in Venezuela Fails as Guaido Vows to Re-enter Country
Ricardo Vaz | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-01
The US resolution called for the start of a process leading to "free, fair and credible elections," as well as for "unhindered access and delivery of assistance" in Venezuela…
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From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism: "Crocodile Tears" for Venezuela
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
On 26 February, Stephen Hickey, UK political coordinator at the United Nations, delivered a statement at the Security Council briefing on Venezuela that put the blame for the situation in that country on its government. He said that years …
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U.S. uses humanitarian assistance to hide regime change efforts in Venezuela
Kenny Coyle | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-01
The choreographed provocations on Venezuela's borders this past week highlight an often overlooked component of the U.S.-orchestrated regime change machine–USAid (United States Agency for International Development). Its motto, "From the American People," usually stamped on containers bound for conflict zones, might more accurately be read as "From the U.S. State Department" as USAid functions as …
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Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at the UN Security Council meeting on Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-01
Let us call things by their proper names: this is not humanitarian aid. If the U.S. had really wanted to help the people of Venezuela, they would have acted via UN agencies accredited in the country, as other states successfully do. | Source…
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Who is the real culprit behind Venezuela's political turmoil?
Celina della Croce | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-01
The US-led intervention in Venezuela–hiding behind a pretext of humanitarianism–follows a long pattern of economic policies and covert operations in the country and in the region that seek to protect the economic interests of the United States and Europe…
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Video: Are India and Pakistan on Brink of All-out Military Conflict?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
This week, the Indian-Pakistani conflict over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir erupted with a bang when the Pakistani military declared on February 27 that it had shot down 2 Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace. | A spokesperson for the …
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Pakistan Didn't Violate the Geneva Convention, It Confirmed Its Adherence to It
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
After suffering a humiliating military defeat on the morning of 27 February when Pakistan shot down two of its MiGs that violated the country's airspace and even captured one of its pilots, India went wild trying to distract its population …
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Walkout in Hanoi: The Second Trump-Kim Summit
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
"Sometimes you have to walk and this was one of those times." That was US President Donald Trump's remark about something he has been doing a lot of lately: walking away from agreements or understandings in the hope of …
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400 Years and the Struggle to End Enslavement, Colonialism and Neo-colonialism
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Note: Following is the text of an address delivered by the author on Thursday February 28, 2019 at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The event was held in honor of African American History Month. Azikiwe …
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The Trump Presidency: From the Manhattan Underworld to the White House
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
"The finance aristocracy, in its mode of acquisition as well as in its pleasures, is nothing but the rebirth of the lumpenproletariat on the heights of bourgeois society."–Karl Marx, The Class Struggles in France | What Marx described, in his analysis …
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Can the Left Look to Portugal for an Alternative to Austerity?
Asad Ismi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
While social-democratic parties all over Europe have been losing power and popularity, the centre-left Portuguese government is being lauded even by the mainstream media for defying the European Union (EU) with its anti-austerity policy and thereby sparking an economic recovery | …
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Britain's Witchfinders Are Ready to Burn Jeremy Corbyn
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
"McCarthyism" is a word thrown around a lot nowadays, and in the process its true meaning — and horror — has been increasingly obscured. | McCarthyism is not just the hounding of someone because their views are unpopular. It is the …
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Brexit: The Implications for Health and Social Care
Beccy Baird | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
This was originally written by Helen McKenna and published on 13 December 2017. It was updated by Beccy Baird on 22 February 2019. | *** | Brexit has major implications for health and social care in England. Here we look at some …
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No military intervention in Venezuela, just 'appropriate actions' — Abrams
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-01
US envoy to Venezuela and regime change enthusiast Elliott Abrams offered no specifics on the US's further plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro, but warned that "dictatorships come to an end." | …
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More Nukes Shutting Down
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2019-03-01
Bad weather and bad business force nuclear plants to shut down.
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Erasing Palestine: Israeli land grabs on the increase
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
There is a very famous map of what used to be Palestine and what Palestine is now. Several frames in between show the increasing progression of Israel's land grabs. | Israel claims to be the only party interested in the elusive "middle east peace process" and a genuine believer in the widely discredited two-state solution, but the map tells a very different story. | Israel continues evicting Palestinian families, demolishing or allowing illegal settlers to steal Palestinian homes and annexing the rapidly sh…
greenleft.org.au/content/erasing-palestine-israeli-land-grabs-increase

Despite Collapse of Trump-Kim Summit, Diplomacy Is Still the Only Path
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-01
The second summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, inspired hope for real progress in negotiations with North Korea, and an agreement on concrete steps toward denuclearization that has thus far proven elusive. While the talks ended with no agreement, diplomacy is still the only way forward. | There are troubling reports that U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton may have played a negative role in scuttling a potential deal by inserting an eleventh-hour demand to address North Korea's biological and chemical weapons. However, U.S. positions on sanctions relief, hu…
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Saudi Arabia Strips Osama Bin Laden's Son of Citizenship After US Places Bounty
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-01
(MEE) — Saudi Arabia has stripped citizenship from Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the interior ministry said in a statement published by the official gazette Umm al-Qura. The US State Department said on Thursday it was offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading "to the identification or location …

Saudi Arabia Strips Osama Bin Laden's Son of Citizenship After US Places Bounty

Oakland teachers form rank-and-file strike committee
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-03-01
To carry their struggle forward, Oakland teachers have announced the formation of a rank-and-file strike committee, independent of the pro-corporate unions and in opposition to all budget cuts, teacher layoffs, and school closures.
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Beautiful Sight in Hamburg as Thousands of Students March in Latest Climate Strike
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-01
The youth, said Greenpeace Germany, "are fed up with politicians' blah blah and call for #ClimateAction!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Indian and Pakistani leftists say no to new nuclear war threat
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan, the threat of a nuclear conflict hangs over South Asia and the world. | On February 14, the Pakistani-based organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in the district of Pulwama in Kashmir. Sixty police officers were killed and injured. | Then, on February 26, India launched an air strike on an alleged terrorist training camp in Pakistan. The following day, the Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian fighter jets over Kashmir. | Socialists in Pakistan and India have responded quickly…
greenleft.org.au/content/indian-and-pakistani-leftists-say-no-new-nuclear-war-threat

Swaziland: Youth call for democracy
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
The biggest youth movement in Swaziland, the Swaziland Youth Congress (SWAYOCO), called for democracy at its 12th National Congress held over February 16-17. | The congress was held in South Africa because of political repression in Swaziland. | The main theme of the congress — the first held since 2013 — was democracy and "reawakening youth zeal for liberation". | The congress elected a new president, Sonkhe Dube, who said: "We are committed to a peaceful transition from the current dictatorship under the monarchy to a democratic Eswatini [Swaziland]. As young people, we want liberation now, because…
greenleft.org.au/content/swaziland-youth-call-democracy

UN Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Children and Journalists in Gaza
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-01
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Israel is furious at the UN Human Rights Council most of the time, but they are particularly furious whenever the body offers a report, as Israel tends to violate a lot of human rights. In this case, the council has announced an "independent inquiry" into the protests at the Gaza border. Every Friday, for months …

UN Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Children and Journalists in Gaza

America's "War on Terrorism" — Understanding the Web of Deceit Threatening Humanity
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Dear Readers, | To understand the complex web of deceit aimed at luring the American people and the rest of the world into accepting a military solution which threatens the future of humanity, get your copy of Michel Chossudovsky's international …
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'Time to end the nuclear threat': Graham hints at war hours after Trump-Kim summit stalls
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-01
Sen. Lindsey Graham is already saber-rattling at North Korea less than a day after President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong-un ended their summit amicably without a signed agreement. Graham, it seems, doesn't handle peace well. | …
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Venezuela and American Manifest Destiny — Gerald Horne
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-01
A core concept of "Americanism" is the belief that the United States has a God given right to control all of the Americas in the name of democracy and freedom–but in reality, for plunder and commercial interest — historian Gerald Horne joins Paul Jay…
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Is New York's Amazon Overthrow a Turning Point in Capitalism?
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-01
In recent highly publicized events, huge global megacorporations humiliated the same public officials who had earlier begged and bribed them to locate in their jurisdictions. Amazon did that to New York's governor and New York City's mayor. Foxconn did it to President Trump and Wisconsin's Governor Walker. In both cases, top corporate officials made decisions that exposed public officials to major public criticism, opposition and contempt. | At issue were public officials' offers of billions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies…
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No arms sales to Saudi war regime
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
Protesters gathered outside the Sydney office of the Australian arms manufacturer EOS (Electro Optic Systems) on February 21 to oppose the sale of high-tech military equipment to Saudi Arabia, which is waging a genocidal war against the people of Yemen. | They carried placards reading "Stop the arms trade" and "EOS is providing weapons to human rights abuser, Saudi Arabia". | The ABC reported on February 20 that the Australian government is providing tens of millions of dollars to support EOS, which is exporting 500 remote weapons systems (RWS) to the Saudi Ministry of the Interior. Defence Minister Christopher P…
greenleft.org.au/content/no-arms-sales-saudi-war-regime

India and Pakistan issue fresh war threats
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-01
Even as Islamabad agreed to release a captured Indian pilot as a "peace gesture," India and Pakistan continued their war preparations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Slammed for 'Groveling at the Feet' of Billionaire Bezos in Effort to Revive Amazon HQ2
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-01
"Start listening to our communities, who overwhelmingly reject this deal," Make the Road New York said in response to the governor's efforts. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Stand up for women's rights: The radical history of International Women's Day
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
Nowhere in the world do women have the same rights and opportunities as men. Internationally, women are becoming poorer and ever more oppressed. | Women continue to be poor — most of the world's 1.3 billion absolute poor are women. | Women continue to be illiterate — three-quarters of the world's 960 million illiterates are women. | Women continue to earn less — on average, women receive 30-40% less pay than men for the same work. | And women continue to suffer violence — rape and domestic violence are significant causes of disability and death among women worldwide. | International W…
greenleft.org.au/content/stand-womens-rights-radical-history-international-women%E2%80%99s-day

Global Warming Decimating World Fisheries—And Studies Warn It's On Track to Get Worse Without Urgent Action
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-01
Rising ocean temperatures driven by human-generated greenhouse gases are already damaging the world's fisheries—and that toll is on track to get worse without urgent global action to cut planet-warming emissions. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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US Army Takes 50 Tons of Stolen Gold From Syria in Alleged Deal With ISIS
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-01
(TMU) — As the remaining pockets of ISIS fighters faced imminent defeat in northeast Syria, the United States allegedly gave them an offer they couldn't refuse: give us your massive caches of gold — or die. According to reports by Syrian state news agency SANA, U.S. forces struck a deal with ISIS whereby the terrorist …

US Army Takes 50 Tons of Stolen Gold From Syria in Alleged Deal With ISIS

Trump Missed his Opportunity for a Deal on North Korean Sanctions
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-01
The two sides may have been close to making an important agreement on denuclearization and lifting sanctions. It's not clear what went wrong, but it seems that hardliners prevented an agreement, says Tom Collina of Ploughshares…
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Australians say 'Hands off Venezuela'
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
More than 30 activists, supporters and members of the Latin American community rallied outside the United States Embassy in Canberra on February 23 as part of a global day of action against US-led aggression towards the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | With chants of "Hands Off Venezuela!" and "No More Pinochets!", the crowd expressed its solidarity with Venezuela's pro-poor Bolivarian Revolution, led by President Nicolas Maduro of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. | In recent months, the US has intensified its long-running campaign of diplomatic pressure, economic attacks and threats of military interv…
greenleft.org.au/content/australians-say-hands-off-venezuela

"The Korean People Want Peace": Christine Ahn on Trump Walking Away from N. Korea Nuclear Talks
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-28
A historic summit to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula ended without an agreement Thursday, after talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fell apart. Their second summit meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, failed after Kim Jong-un demanded that the U.S. lift all sanctions on North Korea in exchange for dismantling the Yongbyon enrichment facility–an important North Korean nuclear site. We speak with Christine Ahn, founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/28/p…

No Hanoi Agreement, But Diplomacy Must Continue
Kevin Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-02-28
Washington, D.C. — February 28, 2019 — In response to the Hanoi summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un ending without an agreement, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "It's unfortunate that the Hanoi Summit did not lead to an agreement, however, …
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Twenty years Ago: NATO Aggression Against Serbia
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-28
An international conference on "GLOBAL PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT VS. WARS AND DOMINATION" will take place in the Serbian capital Belgrade from 22 to 24 March 2019. It is a commemoration "against forgetting the NATO aggression 1999". | Organizers are the "Belgrade …
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International Peoples' Assembly gives clarion call for solidarity with Venezuela
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-28
500 participants from 87 countries and 181 people's movements and organizations participated in the International Peoples' Assembly in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and Against Imperialism from February 24-27 in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. On the final day, the Assembly gave a call for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade to be observed on March 16. | The four days of activities included panel discussions on the current imperialist offensive and the attacks on Venezuela, regional working group discussions which sought to propose an age…
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Waking up to War Against Venezuela
Antonio Carty | zcomm.org | 2019-02-28
We the people should stop trusting the same 'journalists' that cajoled us into the invasion of Iraq, Libya, ect. Large numbers of us protested then, perhaps we now sulk that if our protests didn't stop it then, why should we try again? But we have got to wake up, instead of waiting for another huge Read…
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Kim Meets Trump in Hanoi. Failure of Second US-DPRK Summit
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-28
Two days of talks were cut short on Thursday with no resolution of major differences, no final statement as was issued after last June's summit — the customary format whenever formal meetings between leaders are held. | Negotiations broke down because …
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The Right May Finally Get Its War on Iran
Gareth Porter | commondreams.org | 2019-02-28
National security adviser John Bolton. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Britain's Unreported Bombing of Iraq and Syria
TruePublica | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-28
Back in 2016, The Guardian published a piece about The Chilcott Report and how Britain should be more careful over civilian deaths in the battlegrounds of the Mid-East. "Future British governments must make a greater effort to assess the number of civilians being killed and injured during their military operations, the Chilcot report says, after the Iraq war inquiry's series of damning conclusions about the loss of life following the 2003 invasion." Clearly, the government didn't listen and the mainstream media do not thin…
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Talks Falter As Trump Refuses North Korea's Call for Sanctions Relief
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-28
Even armchair observers probably understood long before the Hanoi summit had even been scheduled that the gulf between the American and North Korean positions on denuclearization was probably too wide to overcome (after nearly a year of talks, the two sides are no closer to a deal). Yet, President Trump had apparently hoped that the …
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Headlines for February 28, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-28
Trump Walks Away from Summit as North Korea Demands End to Sanctions, Michael Cohen Tells Congress Trump Committed Multiple Criminal Acts, Pakistan to Return Downed Fighter Pilot Amid Tensions with India, Russia Developing New Missiles as U.S. Withdraws from INF Treaty, Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Meets Brazil's Bolsonaro, No Mention of Yemen or Khashoggi Murder as Jared Kushner Meets Saudi Prince, State Department Will Not Intervene in Saudi Hit-and-Run Murder Case, House Passes Bill to Toughen Background Checks for Gun Buyers, House Democrats Unveil Medicare-for-All Legislation, North Carolina: GOP…
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