Daily Archives: March 13, 2019

2019-03-13: News Headlines

Eds. (2019-03-13). Venezuelan social movements appeal to the World to condemn U.S. crimes against humanity. mronline.org Social Movements Call for Denunciation of U.S. War Action Against Venezuela The Venezuelan people appeal for support from all the social organizations across the five continents, to denounce the U.S. government for launching cybernetic weapons and electromagnetic pulse weapons against our nation, causing a blackout throughout the country on March 7. This ruthless act of […] | Source

Consortiumnews (2019-03-13). US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event'. consortiumnews.com The group that trained Juan Guaidó and his allies laid out plans for galvanizing public unrest in a 2010 memo, Max Blumenthal reports for Grayzone. By Max Blumenthal Grayzone A September 2010 memo by a U.S.-funded soft power organization that helped train… Read more →

Gabriel Hetland (2019-03-13). Venezuela's Deadly Blackout Highlights the Need for a Negotiated Resolution of the Crisis. thenation.com Venezuela's Deadly Blackout Highlights the Need for a Negotiated Resolution of the Crisis…

Anya Parampil (2019-03-13). Ricardo Hausmann's "Morning After" for Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido's Economic Agenda. mintpressnews.com While online audiences know YouTube comedian Joanna Hausmann from her videos making the case for regime change, her economist father has flown below the radar. His record holds the key to understanding what the U.S. wants in Venezuela.

Joyce Nelson (2019-03-13). Canada's SNC-Lavalin Affair: The Site C Dam Project and Bulk Water Export. globalresearch.ca In all the press coverage of the "the SNC-Lavalin affair," not enough attention has been paid to the company's involvement in Site C — the contentious $11 billion dam being constructed in B.C.'s Peace River valley. | The Liberals say that …

Global Research News (2019-03-13). Selected Articles: War Spending Is Bankrupting America. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | | | If, like us, this is a future …

Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers (2019-03-13). US Must Respect Iran. counterpunch.org One of the lessons from our recent visit to Iran as a Peace Delegation is that Iran is a mature country. It is 2,500 years old, ten times as old as the United States and one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations with settlements dating back to 7,000 BC. It was an empire that controlled almost More

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-13). Algerian President Drops Bid for Fifth Term, Suspends New Election. globalresearch.ca On February 16, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since 1999 announced his candidacy for a fifth term — despite unable to perform the duties of his office since becoming ill in 2005, especially after a debilitating 2013 stroke. | Large-scale daily protests …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-03-13). Distorting American History: Jefferson Exhibit Generates Racial Controversy in Detroit. globalresearch.ca An historical exhibit designed to examine various aspects of the life and people of the Monticello plantation in Virginia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, which was owned by Thomas Jefferson, has prompted protests in …

Pavan Kulkarni (2019-03-13). "The uprising in Sudan is building on decades of protests against the regime" peoplesdispatch.org As protests intensify in Sudan against president Omar al-Bashir, Peoples Dispatch talks to Dr. Fathi Elfad of the Sudanese Communist Party, who was recently released from prison, on the origins of the uprising and the repression unleashed by the state…

Fight for the Future (2019-03-13). Net Neutrality Activists Launch Updated Congressional Scoreboard and Set March 15th Deadline for Lawmakers to Cosponsor the Save the Internet Act. globalresearch.ca Groups behind BattleForTheNet.com pledge to call, text, and email constituents of lawmakers who fail to cosponsor net neutrality bill before leaving DC for recess. | Today, activists behind BattleForTheNet.com launched an updated Congressional " scoreboard" showing where every member of …

Philip Giraldi (2019-03-13). Voting at the US Congress: No, Dual Loyalty Isn't Okay. globalresearch.ca The Solons on Capitol Hill are terrified of the expression "dual loyalty." They are afraid because dual loyalty means that one is not completely a loyal citizen of the country where one was born, raised and, presumably, prospered. It also …

Philip Giraldi (2019-03-13). Buying Back the "Iron Dome" from Israel. globalresearch.ca Even if one spends years exploring the dark corners infested by Israel's agents and its diaspora proxies in their successful effort to control much of Capitol Hill and the White House, it is still possible to be shocked by the …

Paul Street (2019-03-13). "Please Step Away from the Socialism": The Red Scare Dems at MSNBC. counterpunch.org I find Donald Trump reprehensible as a human being, but a socialist candidate is more dangerous to this company, country, as far as the strength and well-being of the country, than Donald Trump. I would vote for Donald Trump, a despicable human being…I will be so distraught to the point that that could even come More

Ben Norton (2019-03-13). Hollywood's 'Captain Marvel' Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda. mintpressnews.com Grayzone's Ben Norton looks at the sizable role the Pentagon played in the production of the hit Hollywood film Captain Marvel, and how the blockbuster film is being used spread recruitment propaganda.

Conn Hallinan (2019-03-13). Nuclear Powers Need to Disarm Before It's Too Late. counterpunch.org The recent military clash between India and Pakistan underscores the need for the major nuclear powers — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, and France — finally to move toward fulfilling their obligations under the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The Treaty's purpose was not simply to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, but to serve More

STAFF (2019-03-13). The Link Between School Shootings and Drone Wars. truthdig.com While the Parkland teens talk about the killing of innocents in this country, their broader message could easily be applied to another type of violence.

Nafeez Ahmed (2019-03-13). Whistleblowers Say NSA Still Spies on American Phones in Hidden Program. mintpressnews.com INSURGE INTELLIGENCE — On Monday 4th, the New York Times reported that the National Security Agency has "quietly" shut down a controversial phone records surveillance program revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. | The claim was made…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-13). As Joe Biden Hints at Presidential Run, Andrew Cockburn Looks at His "Disastrous Legislative Legacy" democracynow.org Speculation is mounting that former Vice President Joe Biden will soon enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. As a longtime senator from Delaware, Biden has previously run twice for the Democratic nomination. The last time was in 2008, when he ultimately became then-Senator Barack Obama's running mate. While a new campaign would seek to capitalize on Biden's two terms as vice president, it would also invite scrutiny of his Senate record in a Democratic political climate that is notably more progressive today than it was when Biden last sought the nomination. We speak with Andrew Cockburn, Wash…

Thomas Hon Wing Polin (2019-03-13). Empire Unravelling: Will Huawei Become Washington's Suez? counterpunch.org America's full-spectrum campaign against Chinese tech leader Huawei is coming spectacularly undone. Curtains are imminent for Washington's tawdriest global offensive in recent memory — featuring open extortion, kidnapping, demonization and intimidation of both friends and foes. The signs were apparent as early as two months ago, when many governments worldwide lukewarmly greeted US calls for More

Doug Johnson Hatlem (2019-03-13). On the 'Name Recognition' Shibboleth in the Democratic Primary Data Discussion. counterpunch.org Now that the 2016 Democratic Primary cycle is (mostly) over — will it ever be entirely? — it has become fashionable once again to forward name recognition as a reasonably large factor in what distinguishes one or more candidates from the others in early polling of the field at large and amongst specific demographic sub-groupings. More

Michael Collins (2019-03-13). Blackface and the American Idea of Race. counterpunch.org The price of scandal Periodically the American punditocracy convenes on cable TV for a "conversation about race." But, whether sparked by a celebrity chef's use of a racial slur, or a Black president's comment about the shooting of a Black teen, or a white president's remarks about "fine people on both sides" of a racist More

Kenneth Surin (2019-03-13). Margaret Thatcher's Love of Quack Remedies. counterpunch.org As a leftie I'm biased of course, but I always thought the old witch Margaret Thatcher was more or less off her trolley (as we Brits say) — she had that mad glint in her eyes, and the recent release of a batch of Thatcher's private papers, made public after the 30-year embargo was lifted, More

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-13). Middle East arms sales up by a massive 87%, mostly US-supplied. peoplesdispatch.org Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, both party to the international offensive in Yemen, together makes up around 28 percent of the US global arms sale.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-13). Venezuela suffers major power outages after alleged cyber attack. mronline.org Venezuelan authorities denounced repeated attacks against the central control system of Venezuela's electricity grid. | Source

unitedEditor (2019-03-13). President Rouhani Visits Iraq in broad daylight. uwidata.com A couple of months ago, President Trump visited Iraq by the cover of darkness, and, as he claimed in one of his interviews, the Americans actually had to shut off all the lights so that no one could recognize him, fearing for his safety. Trump declared Iraq safe, landed unannounced in the middle of the …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-13). Trump Wants Half a Billion Dollars to Finance Regime Change in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca At his Monday press conference, Mike Pompeo said "we've asked (Congress to appropriate) up to $500 million…to restore the economy of the Venezuelan nation (sic) (and) help Juan Guaido." | He failed to explain the ongoing Trump regime coup plot, nor …

Ted Rall (2019-03-13). 8 Ways to Fix America's Messed-Up Presidential Elections. counterpunch.org In 2016 there were 17 major candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, so many they had to have two sets of debates—and the guy who won was the first of all. Seven pundit-viable candidates have declared for 2020 on the Democratic side, more probably on the way, yet many Democrats say they're not excited by More

Consortiumnews (2019-03-13). VIPS: Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings. consortiumnews.com The final Mueller report should be graded "incomplete," says VIPS, whose forensic work proves the speciousness of the story that DNC emails published by WikiLeaks came from Russian hacking. March 13, 2019 MEMORANDUM FOR: The Attorney General FROM: Veteran… Read more →

Brett Redmayne-Titley (2019-03-13). The Day American Activism Died, or… the First Rule of Democracy! globalresearch.ca "Democracy Has Just Been A Word…Never Been An Act!" -Wall Graffiti / 2016 Thailand Military Coup. | 5: 05 AM. February 4, 2012. It's almost pitch dark. No one has slept this night. The only morning illumination comes from scores of dimly …

John W. Whitehead (2019-03-13). Pity the Nation: War Spending Is Bankrupting America. globalresearch.ca "Pity the nation whose people are sheep | And whose shepherds mislead them | Pity the nation whose leaders are liars | Whose sages are silenced | And whose bigots haunt the airwaves | Pity the nation that raises not its voice | Except to praise …

Eric Toussaint (2019-03-13). Venezuela: Suspend Debt Repayments and Create an Emergency Humanitarian Fund. globalresearch.ca There is no doubt that Donald Trump's policies, those of the Lima group [1] and the European powers who seek to impose the usurper Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela and do not hesitate to interfere in order to …

Steve Sweeney (2019-03-13). British Intelligence Masterminded the Miami Showband Massacre in Northern Ireland? Survivor Claims in New Documentary. globalresearch.ca Musician Stephen Travers hopes a new documentary on a notorious massacre in the north of Ireland during the Troubles will lead to justice almost 50 years later. | In a new Netflix documentary released later this month he says that the …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-13). Lies in the Branding: Justin Trudeau's Implosion. globalresearch.ca "Trudeau came out and asked for strong women, and he got them." — Michelle Rempel, Conservative Party MP, The Atlantic, Mar 12, 2019 | The gods have various roles, and most of them are intrusively irritating. They select humans, and drive …

Yves Engler (2019-03-13). SNC Lavalin the Corporate Face of "Ugly Canadian" globalresearch.ca While the Justin Trudeau government's interference in the prosecution of SNC Lavalin highlights corporate influence over politics, it is also a story about a firm at the centre of Canadian foreign policy. | In a recent story titled " Canada's Corrupt

Telesur (2019-03-13). US Congressmen Introduce Bill to Prohibit US Courts from Recognizing Cuban Trademarks. globalresearch.ca Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) presented a bill on Tuesday before the US Congress in which they seek to prohibit the official recognition and rights of Cuban trademarks in the United States. | The bipartisan and bicameral legislation, …

James J. Zogby (2019-03-13). Congresswoman Ilhan Omar: The Shameful Attack that Backfired. globalresearch.ca What happened to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was troubling. On the one hand, because she dared to challenge the way supporters of Israel have worked to silence debate on US policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, she became a victim of incitement, …

Joà£o Pedro Stedile (2019-03-13). Latin America: Searching for New Forms of Struggle. Leader of Brazil's Landless Movement. globalresearch.ca From February 24 to 27th, the International People's Assembly (AIP) was held in Caracas, in solidarity with the people and government of Venezuela represented by Nicolás Maduro. Almost 500 delegates from 90 countries of the world attended the event, and …

Nabel Alabdalla (2019-03-13). The Forgotten Syrian Christian Towns Under Attack on Border with Idleb and Northern Hama. globalresearch.ca Two days ago I was in the Syrian Christian town of Al Skeilbiyyeh that has endured sustained attacks from the various terrorist groups backed by the U.S Coalition. These groups are embedded in the countryside bordering Al Skeilbiyyeh. In the …

Helen Buyniski (2019-03-13). Uncle Sam Loves You, so Buy American, or Else… globalresearch.ca The US is so enamored of its role as sole world superpower that it thinks nothing of mistreating allies, never believing they might tire of the abuse and run away — into the arms of China, or — perish the …

Gregory Shupak (2019-03-13). US Media Erase Years of Chavismo's Social Gains. Poverty Was Curtailed. globalresearch.ca Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, which took off with the election of President Hugo Chávez in December 1998, frequently and even quite recently received praise for its social gains from the United Nations, international humanitarian organizations and economists. This aspect of the …

Allegra Harpootlian (2019-03-13). School Shooters and Drones: Linking Gun Violence at Home to America's Wars Abroad. globalresearch.ca In the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members, a teacher said the school looked "like a war zone." And to many young …

STAFF (2019-03-13). 2 Ex-Cops Arrested in Killing of Brazilian Politician. truthdig.com

Resumen Latinamericano (2019-03-13). Venezuela is paramount because it is the battle of this century: Joà£o Pedro Stedile. peoplesdispatch.org Joà£o Pedro Stedile of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) talks about the recently concluded International Peoples' Assembly, the assault on Venezuela, and the battles against imperialism and the right wing in Brazil and across the world…

Joao Pedro Stedile (2019-03-13). Venezuela is paramount because it is the battle of this century. zcomm.org Interview on the recently concluded International Peoples' Assembly, the assault on Venezuela, and the battles against imperialism and the right wing in Brazil and across the world…

teleSUR (2019-03-13). Trump Budget Hikes Defense Budget to $750B, Cuts Health Funding. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) delves deeper into his political priorities: more spending on defense and sharp social cuts. | RELATED: | Trump Admin Wants $500M to Fund Its Intervention in Venezuela | The so-called "Budget for a Better America" cuts 5% from general federal expenses, which add up to US$2.7 trillion in the next 10 years. This cut, however, does not affect military spending. | On the contrary, defense is the only budget ca…

Hina Shamsi (2019-03-13). Trump Pledged to End 'Endless Wars.' His Executive Order Suggests Just the Opposite. commondreams.org A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle at an air base near the Persian Gulf in January 2016. (Photo: John Moore/Photographer: John Moore/Getty I) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Allegra Harpootlian (2019-03-13). School Shooters and Drones. zcomm.org Linking Gun Violence at Home to America's Wars Abroad…

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2019-03-13). Cops and Fascists: KKKolleagues? counterpunch.org Cops survey a scene of conflict in California's capital, a struggle between fascists and antifascists. Blood is on the ground, and webcam recordings show images of members of the Ku Klux Klan and related groups, not only armed with knives but actually showing some men stabbing downward at writhing bodies beneath. One side has knives. More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-13). Jailing Chelsea Manning. counterpunch.org "I will not comply with this, or any other grand jury." So explained Chelsea Manning in justifying her refusal to answer questions and comply with a grand jury subpoena compelling her to testify on her knowledge of WikiLeaks. "Imprisoning me for my refusal to answer questions only subjects me to additional punishment for my repeatedly More

David Schultz (2019-03-13). Trump v. Omar: The Psychology of Fear, Prejudice and Ignorance in American Politics. counterpunch.org The country I come from Is called the Midwest I was taught and brought up there The laws to abide And that land that I live in Has God on its side —Bob Dylan, "With God on Our Side" Fear, prejudice, and ignorance make people do stupid things. They are the trinity combustant for hate More

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-03-13). Hail Ilhan Omar, Avatar of Truth! counterpunch.org "Ilhan Omar: Obama's Policies as Bad as Trump's, Just More Polished." (Telesurenglish.net): She's spot on. It's humorous to read the comments of so many people invested in the status quo capitalist ripoff system, and being frightened about the possibility of AOC's and Ilhan's completely accurate criticisms of that system being implemented. I'd love it. Capitalism More

Arshad Khan (2019-03-13). I Love the Green New Deal But … counterpunch.org Ever since our first ancestor lit a fire, humans have been pumping CO2 into the atmosphere. Add to that the first herder because ruminants are another large emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG). Some people want to declare a national emergency and ban fossil fuels within ten years. How? I am for it and all ready More

Jonathan Cook (2019-03-13). The UN Refuses to Name and Shame Firms Aiding Israel's Illegal Settlements. counterpunch.org Nazareth. The United Nations postponed last week for the third time the publication of a blacklist of Israeli and international firms that profit directly from Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied territories. The international body had come under enormous pressure to keep the database under wraps after lobbying behind the scenes from Israel, the United More

Nyla Ali Khan (2019-03-13). A New Regional Order: Producing Cross-Economic, Political, and Cultural Interests Among the People of Kashmir. counterpunch.org Indian nationalists are quick to claim their intractable hold on Kashmiris; Pakistani nationalists are just as quick to claim to speak for Kashmiris. Kashmir, despite having a real internal history and a place in the world, is suppressed by its positioning in the Indo-Pak conflict. Mainstream Kashmiri politicians culpably reiterate that "Kashmir is an integral More

teleSUR (2019-03-13). Colombia Sign Contracts with Shell for Offshore Exploration. telesurenglish.net Colombia's government announced Monday that it has signed two exploration and production contracts with the energy and petrochemical company Shell. Contracts are aimed at enabling the group to explore offshore areas of the Caribbean Sea and will require the company to make initial investments of $100 million. | RELATED: | Widows Against Big Oil Impunity in Nigeria Take Shell to Court | The government of Colombia recently modified contractual terms for offshore exploration and…

STAFF (2019-03-13). Russia Mocks U.S. Collusion Probe Ahead of Mueller Report. truthdig.com MOSCOW — U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller has yet to release his report about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but the Kremlin has been rehearsing its response for months. | The narrative, shared by President Vladimir Putin, his top lieutenants and state television, is strikingly similar to U.S. President Donald Trump's description of the investigation as a "witch hunt: " They say the whole process is about the Democrats' stubborn refusal to admit that they lost the election. | "They don't want to acknowledge his victory and do everything to delegitimize the president," Putin said…

WSWS (2019-03-13). Indian Trotskyists hold Kolkata public meeting to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Fourth International. wsws.org Sunday's event was held against the background of intense political and military tension and the danger of war between India and Pakistan, with deadly consequences for millions of people in the region.

Jason Ditz (2019-03-13). US Presents Socialism as the Real Enemy in Venezuela, Not Just Maduro. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration has committed to seeing a regime change in Venezuela, aiming to oust President Maduro and replace him with opposition leader Juan Guaido, seen as more friendly to US interests. But previous talk of Maduro as a "gangster" in and of himself is starting to fall by the wayside. Instead, officials, particularly Secretary …

Democracy Now! (2019-03-13). Headlines for March 13, 2019. democracynow.org Prosecutors Charge Actors, CEOs, Coaches in College Bribery Scandal, More Boeing Planes Grounded as Details of Technical Problems Emerge, California Gov. Gavin Newsom Announces Death Penalty Moratorium, Dems Seek to Expand Immigration Protections with Dream and Promise Act, Brazil: 2 Ex-Police Officers Arrested over Murder of Marielle Franco, U.S. Withdraws Diplomatic Staff from Venezuela as Blackout Continues, U.K.: Lawmakers Reject New Brexit Deal as Deadline Looms, Cardinal Pell Sentenced to 6 Years for Sexually Abusing Boys, Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill 2 Palestinian Men in West Bank, U.N.: At Least 535 Kill…

Vijay Prashad (2019-03-13). The Rightful Owners of a Key Island Military Base for the U.S. Would Like It Back, and the UN Agrees. commondreams.org A U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber takes off from the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia, on a strike mission over Afghanistan in 2001. (Photo: DoD photo via AFP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams (2019-03-13). Warning of 'Existential Threat' to Humanity, UN Chief Says Climate Change Moving Faster. indybay.org Warning that "we face a direct existential threat" because "climate change is moving faster than we are," United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a speech at the U.N.'s New York headquarters last September, demanded urgent action from world leaders to combat "the defining issue of our time."

Tony Gosling, Martin Summers (2019-03-13). Pro-war Christian Zionists twisting book of Revelation like ISIS twisted Koran (57mins). indybay.org 23rd November 2018 – 100s of Britons blown up, MI5 'above the law and failing country every time. Secret services = criminal secret societies infiltrating UK politics? [this show was the subject of failed Israel lobby complaint to Ofcom, UK broadcasting regulator]…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-13). With 'Ecological Foundations of Society' at Risk, Warns UN, Hope Resides in Urgent Global Action. commondreams.org "What's at stake is life, and society, as the majority of us know it and enjoy it today. We have no time to lose." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-13). UK Parliament Rejects No-Brexit/Brexit Deal for Second Time. globalresearch.ca On January 15, Theresa May's no-deal/deal was overwhelmingly defeated by a 432 — 202 margin — the greatest rejection of a UK leader's legislative aim in modern times. | As expected on March 12, parliamentarians again rejected her no-Brexit/Brexit deal …

WSWS (2019-03-13). Australian unions try to push through another sellout deal at BlueScope steel. wsws.org Working hand-in-hand with BlueScope management, the Australian Workers Union claimed that the fate of the multi-billion dollar company depended on "sacrifices" being made by its employees.

WSWS (2019-03-13). US withdraws embassy personnel, calling presence a "constraint" on US actions in Venezuela. wsws.org With the regime change operation centered on the right-wing puppet Juan Guaidó stalling, the threat of US military intervention mounts.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-03-13). German Jewish Peace Group Wins Peace Prize; Then Attacked as being Anti-Semitic. therealnews.com Shir Hever talks about the Gà∂ttingen Peace Prize and how it transformed the debate around Palestinian rights in Germany, despite efforts by right-wing politicians to prevent the prize from being given to Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-03-13). Is Mike Pence an Honorable Man? Without Any Hesitation, Elizabeth Warren Answers: 'No'. commondreams.org Anyone who engages in the kind of homophobia and attacks on people who are different from himself is not an honorable person. That's not what honorable people do." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

WSWS (2019-03-13). New poll shows American youth are increasingly supportive of socialism. wsws.org The leftward shift among youth is a direct consequence of the failure of the capitalist system, which offers only war, austerity, and social disaster.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-03-13). Video: The Price of US "Protection" Is Skyrocketing. Donald Trump's "Ransom Money" Exacted from America's Allies. globalresearch.ca It's not only the mafia that demands ransom money in exchange for its "protection". "The rich countries that we protect" — warned President Donald Trump in a menacing speech at the Pentagon — "are all notified. They will have to …

teleSUR (2019-03-12). Venezuela's Electric Service Restored Almost In Its Entirety. telesurenglish.net Vice-president of Communication and Tourism of Venezuela Jorge Rodríguez informed that the electric service in the country has been restored almost in its entirety Tuesday and that throughout the day the water supply will return to the capital city, Caracas. | RELATED: | What's Behind US-Backed Electricity Blackout in Venezuela | "Almost all of the electric power has been restored, the people of Venezuela are safe, but the electric war continues," Rodriguez said at a news conferen…

teleSUR Desk (2019-03-12). Venezuela blackouts: 'straight from the cyberwar playbook'. mronline.org A columnist at Forbes discusses the possibility of the blackout in Venezuela having been caused by cyberwarfare. | Source

Eds. (2019-03-12). Venezuela in the dark: a chronicle of sabotage. mronline.org Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator, was one of the first to announce the blackout, for which he blamed the "Maduro regime," and stated something that only those involved in the sabotage operation could know. | Source

Jesse Jackson (2019-03-12). To Help Venezuela, the U.S. Must Use Diplomacy, not a Military Coup. commondreams.org Residents obtain water from a natural source from the hill El Avila after the water supply was suspended in a nationwide blackout on March 10, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. More than 70 percent of the country was in darkness amid an ongoing political dispute between President Nicolas Maduro and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido. (Photo: Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images/TNS) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Medea Benjamin (2019-03-12). How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report. mintpressnews.com CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin recounts her personal experience traveling through Iran with a peace delegation and seeing firsthand the effects that US sanctions have on ordinary Iranians.

Medea Benjamin (2019-03-12). How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report. counterpunch.org On a recent delegation to Iran, we experienced first-hand the legendary Iranian hospitality. Iranians are particularly thrilled to meet Americans, but as we discovered, our government's policies are hurting the very people who want to be our friends. As our 28-person delegation traveled through the country wearing messages on our jackets proclaiming "Peace with Iran" More

teleSUR (2019-03-12). Fox News Commentator Uses Racist and Homophobic Language. telesurenglish.net A day after releasing audio of Tucker Carlson making numerous misogynist remarks, Media Matters for America (MMFA) published a new video with clips of the Fox News commentator using racist and homophobic language to describe Iraqi people, African Americans, gay people and immigrants while speaking on the radio program "Bubba the Love Sponge Show." Media Matters for America said the clips originated from between 2006 and 2011. | RELATED: | US: 200 'Peacekeeping' Troops to Remain in Syria | In th…

teleSUR (2019-03-12). Indigenous Peoples Want Yalitza Aparicio as Peace Ambassador. telesurenglish.net Mexico's National Indigenous Governorship (GIN) Tuesday invited actress Yalitza Aparicio to be an Indigenous Peoples' Peace Ambassador because she represents "the victory of 68 native languages." | RELATED: | Oscars Joy For Cuaron And 'Roma' in Record Night | The…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-12). Iván Duque objections to the JEP put Colombia's peace process in jeopardy. peoplesdispatch.org Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) is one of the essential entities created through peace agreements between the Colombian government and the FARC in 2016, putting an end to a five-decade long armed conflict…

Fight Back (2019-03-12). International Women's Day in Tampa: Fight Trump's war on women. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On March 10, over a dozen Tampa community, student and labor leaders gathered at Lykes Gaslight Park for a protest against President Donald Trump's anti-woman agenda. Since coming into office, Trump has led an all-out assault on women's rights, including defunding abortion services, erasing sections of Title IX that protect women from sexual assault and discrimination, and locking asylum-seeking women and children in cages in the southwestern United States. In the spirit of the women's marches that occurred in response to Trump's inauguration, protesters chanted "Pro-life is a lie, you don't care if p…

Fight Back (2019-03-12). New York City rallies for International Women's Day. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – A crowd of over 100 protesters gathered in front of the Philippine General Consulate in New York City on March 8, in honor of International Women's Day. The action, titled "Women Rise Up, Resist, & Unite!", put focus on ending violence against women and children in the Philippines. This included opposing President Duterte's wars on drugs and the poor, as well as his remarks approving of sexual violence against women. | Along with the Philippines, speakers represented other movements that have been led by women, including labor, immigrant rights, and political repression. There were speeches about t…

teleSUR (2019-03-12). Bolsonaro's Son Dated Daughter of Marielle Franco's Killer. telesurenglish.net A link between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's family and the Marielle Franco murder case appeared Tuesday afternoon as details emerged that one of Bolsonaro's sons fell in love with the daughter of Ronnie Lessa, who is one of the two former policemen accused of killing the leftist councilwoman and human rights activist on March 14, 2018, as reported by the local media Brasil 247. | RELATED: | Brazil: 2 Former Police Arrested in Marielle Franco Murder | This fact came to light…

teleSUR (2019-03-12). Brazil: 2 Former Police Arrested in Marielle Franco Murder. telesurenglish.net Two former policemen were captured Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro as suspects in the murder of Marielle Franco, a councilwoman and human rights activist who was shot on Mar. 14, 2018. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro's Son Linked to Suspect of Marielle Franco's Murder | "Two police officers were arrested with a direct and effective participation in the crime," Marcus Vinicius Braga, Rio de Janeiro state police secretary, said and added that "with the these arrests, we get close to solving the cr…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-12). Headlines for March 12, 2019. democracynow.org 2020 Budget Boosts Border Wall & Military Funding, Slashes Domestic Programs, NY AG Probe Targets Deutsche Bank's Ties to Trump Org., Rep. Pelosi: Trump "Not Worth" Impeaching, Algerian Pres. Bouteflika Will Not Seek 5th Term, Delays Election, U.N.: 2018 Deadliest Year for Syrian Children, U.N.: Airstrikes in Yemen Kill 22 Women and Children, Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Sotoudeh Sentenced to 38 Years, Colombia: Indigenous Activist Killed Amid Mounting Violence, Food Stamps Cut for 1.4 Million Puerto Ricans, Fox News' Tucker Carlson Calls Iraqis "Semiliterate Primitive Monkeys" in Surfaced Recording, Increasing Ba…

Allegra Harpootlian (2019-03-12). Gun-Control Activists Should Also Take on America's Drone Wars. thenation.com Gun-Control Activists Should Also Take on America's Drone Wars…

Jimmysllama (2019-03-12). Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Stands Up for Press Freedom, Gets Jailed by US Gov't. mintpressnews.com President Donald Trump's 2010 statement that the WikiLeaks' staff should be executed and Hillary Clinton's suggestion to drone Assange, are reflective of a deeply disturbing trend to terrorize the press.

Robert Fisk (2019-03-12). Trump is Trying to Pay His Way to an Annihilation of Palestinian Statehood, and an Erasure of Israel's Crimes. counterpunch.org "Palestine" has been compared to many things. The world's longest colonial war, a "hell-disaster" — Churchill's memorable epithet — and the site of Israel's "war on terror", a conflict in which we are supposed to believe that the Palestinians are playing the role of al-Qaeda or Isis or any other outfit which the west and its allies have helped into existence, and which Israel is going to fight on our behalf. More

Medea Benjamin (2019-03-12). How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report. zcomm.org Trump's economic strangulation is having devastating people on the Iranian people…

Kathy Kelly (2019-03-12). Can We Divest from Weapons Dealers? counterpunch.org Impoverished people living in numerous countries today would stand a far better chance of survival, and risk far less trauma, if weapon manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, and Raytheon stopped manufacturing and selling death-dealing products. About three decades ago, I taught writing at one of Chicago's alternative high schools. It's easy to More

Patrick Cockburn (2019-03-12). The Political Class's Disregard for Irish Life. counterpunch.org The families of the 13 innocent people shot dead by the Parachute Regiment when they took part in a civil rights march against internment without trial in Londonderry in 1972 will learn in the coming week if soldiers, who are alleged to have carried out the killings, will be prosecuted. There is no doubt about More

Eduardo Gudynas (2019-03-12). Military Moves into Environmental Management in South America. counterpunch.org Environmental and land management in South America is being slowly but persistently militarized, with the aim of controlling extractive industries, especially gold mining. In Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela, as well as other countries, both conservative and progressive governments participate in this militarization. The basic dispute is not so much in avoiding negative environmental and social impacts, as in controlling economic surpluses. More

Mark Gruenberg (2019-03-12). Budget cuts: Trump fiscal plan is a right-wing wish list. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—If proposed federal budgets are political documents—and they are then-President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal 2020, which starts Oct. 1 and ends just before next year's election, is a right-wing wish list, with a trillion dollars of red ink, tailored to appeal to his base. From $8.6 billion more for his racist Mexican Wall, to …

Conn Hallinan (2019-03-12). How long can we keep dodging nuclear war? peoplesworld.org

Michael Berkowitz (2019-03-12). 'Fight On': Anti-socialist hysteria motivates conservative propaganda flick. peoplesworld.org Donald Trump has a movie he'd like you to see. It's called Fight On and is about the specter haunting America…socialism. Although too late for the Academy Awards, the right-wing Republicans unveiled this film hoping it will be a big winner for them in the coming national elections. Fight On was the centerpiece of the …

Aba Blankson (2019-03-12). NAACP LAWSUIT SUPPORTING PROTECTED STATUS FOR HAITIANS MOVES FORWARD FEDERAL COURT REFUSES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REQUEST TO DISMISS CASE. naacp.org BALTIMORE (March 12, 2019)—A federal court in Maryland today denied the government's attempt to block the NAACP's lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals residing in the United States since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. "This is a win for Haitians, NAACP members and immigrants of color," …

unitedEditor (2019-03-12). UN report on Syria shows scale of humanitarian tragedy. uwidata.com Reading about the thousands of innocent people dying as a result of aerial bombardments, and the tens of thousands of women and children being forced to fight for life in inhuman conditions in refugee camps, one feels an urged to share the information across social media in order to shed light on the tragic situation. …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-03-12). Chasing Mirages: What Are Palestinians Doing to Combat the 'Deal of the Century'? mintpressnews.com The painful truth is that it is not just US bullying that has pushed the PA into this unenviable position, but, sadly, the self-serving nature and political bankruptcy of the Palestinian leadership itself argues Ramzy Baroud.

Thierry Meyssan (2019-03-12). How the ICC Intends to Violate a UN Security Council Decision and Try Bashar al-Assad. mintpressnews.com There exists no control of the ICC, even when its general prosecutor is a corrupt criminal. The Court is reserved exclusively for the service of those who pay for it — the European Union.

Democracy Now! (2019-03-12). Trump's New Budget Slashes Medicare and Bolsters Military in an "Attack on the Poor & Middle Class" democracynow.org President Trump is seeking $8.6 billion to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and an almost 5 percent increase in military spending. Meanwhile, Trump is calling for drastic cuts to domestic spending, including cutting $845 billion from Medicare spending over the next decade. Trump also wants to slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent and the Interior Department's budget by 14 percent. We speak with David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, and founder and editor of DCReport.org.

2019-03-13: Social Media Postees

Venezuelan social movements appeal to the World to condemn U.S. crimes against humanity
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-13
Social Movements Call for Denunciation of U.S. War Action Against Venezuela The Venezuelan people appeal for support from all the social organizations across the five continents, to denounce the U.S. government for launching cybernetic weapons and electromagnetic pulse weapons against our nation, causing a blackout throughout the country on March 7. This ruthless act of […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/13/venezuel…

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event'
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-13
The group that trained Juan Guaidó and his allies laid out plans for galvanizing public unrest in a 2010 memo, Max Blumenthal reports for Grayzone. By Max Blumenthal Grayzone A September 2010 memo by a U.S.-funded soft power organization that helped train… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/12/us…

Venezuela's Deadly Blackout Highlights the Need for a Negotiated Resolution of the Crisis
Gabriel Hetland | thenation.com | 2019-03-13
Venezuela's Deadly Blackout Highlights the Need for a Negotiated Resolution of the Crisis…
thenation.com/article/venezuela-…

Ricardo Hausmann's "Morning After" for Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido's Economic Agenda
Anya Parampil | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-13
While online audiences know YouTube comedian Joanna Hausmann from her videos making the case for regime change, her economist father has flown below the radar. His record holds the key to understanding what the U.S. wants in Venezuela.
mintpressnews.com/ricardo-hausma…

Canada's SNC-Lavalin Affair: The Site C Dam Project and Bulk Water Export
Joyce Nelson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
In all the press coverage of the "the SNC-Lavalin affair," not enough attention has been paid to the company's involvement in Site C — the contentious $11 billion dam being constructed in B.C.'s Peace River valley. | The Liberals say that …
globalresearch.ca/snc-lavalin-si…

Selected Articles: War Spending Is Bankrupting America
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | | | If, like us, this is a future …
globalresearch.ca/war-spending-b…

US Must Respect Iran
Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
One of the lessons from our recent visit to Iran as a Peace Delegation is that Iran is a mature country. It is 2,500 years old, ten times as old as the United States and one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations with settlements dating back to 7,000 BC. It was an empire that controlled almost…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/us-m…

Algerian President Drops Bid for Fifth Term, Suspends New Election
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
On February 16, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since 1999 announced his candidacy for a fifth term — despite unable to perform the duties of his office since becoming ill in 2005, especially after a debilitating 2013 stroke. | Large-scale daily protests …
globalresearch.ca/algerian-presi…

Distorting American History: Jefferson Exhibit Generates Racial Controversy in Detroit
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
An historical exhibit designed to examine various aspects of the life and people of the Monticello plantation in Virginia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, which was owned by Thomas Jefferson, has prompted protests in …
globalresearch.ca/jefferson-exhi…

2 Ex-Cops Arrested in Killing of Brazilian Politician
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-13

RIO DE JANEIRO — Authorities arrested two former police officers Tuesday in the killing of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, a brazen assassination that shocked Brazilians and sparked protests in several countries. | The arrests in Rio came two days before the anniversary of the 2018 killings. While police had questioned many people, before Tuesday nobody had been arrested or charged in the shooting of Franco, a prominent activist for Afro-Brazilian and LGBT rights. | "It was a crime against a lawmaker, a woman, exercising her democratic function who had her life taken awa…
truthdig.com/articles/2-ex-cops-…

"The uprising in Sudan is building on decades of protests against the regime"
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-13
As protests intensify in Sudan against president Omar al-Bashir, Peoples Dispatch talks to Dr. Fathi Elfad of the Sudanese Communist Party, who was recently released from prison, on the origins of the uprising and the repression unleashed by the state…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/13/t…

Net Neutrality Activists Launch Updated Congressional Scoreboard and Set March 15th Deadline for Lawmakers to Cosponsor the Save the Internet Act
Fight for the Future | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
Groups behind BattleForTheNet.com pledge to call, text, and email constituents of lawmakers who fail to cosponsor net neutrality bill before leaving DC for recess. | Today, activists behind BattleForTheNet.com launched an updated Congressional " scoreboard" showing where every member of …
globalresearch.ca/net-neutrality…

Voting at the US Congress: No, Dual Loyalty Isn't Okay
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
The Solons on Capitol Hill are terrified of the expression "dual loyalty." They are afraid because dual loyalty means that one is not completely a loyal citizen of the country where one was born, raised and, presumably, prospered. It also …
globalresearch.ca/voting-at-the-…

Buying Back the "Iron Dome" from Israel
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
Even if one spends years exploring the dark corners infested by Israel's agents and its diaspora proxies in their successful effort to control much of Capitol Hill and the White House, it is still possible to be shocked by the …
globalresearch.ca/buying-back-ir…

"Please Step Away from the Socialism": The Red Scare Dems at MSNBC
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
I find Donald Trump reprehensible as a human being, but a socialist candidate is more dangerous to this company, country, as far as the strength and well-being of the country, than Donald Trump. I would vote for Donald Trump, a despicable human being…I will be so distraught to the point that that could even come…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/plea…

Hollywood's 'Captain Marvel' Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda
Ben Norton | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-13
Grayzone's Ben Norton looks at the sizable role the Pentagon played in the production of the hit Hollywood film Captain Marvel, and how the blockbuster film is being used spread recruitment propaganda.
mintpressnews.com/hollywoods-cap…

Trump Wants Half a Billion Dollars to Finance Regime Change in Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
At his Monday press conference, Mike Pompeo said "we've asked (Congress to appropriate) up to $500 million…to restore the economy of the Venezuelan nation (sic) (and) help Juan Guaido." | He failed to explain the ongoing Trump regime coup plot, nor …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-w…

8 Ways to Fix America's Messed-Up Presidential Elections
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
In 2016 there were 17 major candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, so many they had to have two sets of debates–and the guy who won was the first of all. Seven pundit-viable candidates have declared for 2020 on the Democratic side, more probably on the way, yet many Democrats say they're not excited by…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/8-wa…

Nuclear Powers Need to Disarm Before It's Too Late
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
The recent military clash between India and Pakistan underscores the need for the major nuclear powers — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, and France — finally to move toward fulfilling their obligations under the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The Treaty's purpose was not simply to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, but to serve…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/nucl…

VIPS: Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-13
The final Mueller report should be graded "incomplete," says VIPS, whose forensic work proves the speciousness of the story that DNC emails published by WikiLeaks came from Russian hacking. March 13, 2019 MEMORANDUM FOR: The Attorney General FROM: Veteran… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/13/vi…

SNC Lavalin the Corporate Face of "Ugly Canadian"
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
While the Justin Trudeau government's interference in the prosecution of SNC Lavalin highlights corporate influence over politics, it is also a story about a firm at the centre of Canadian foreign policy. | In a recent story titled " Canada's Corrupt …
globalresearch.ca/snc-lavalin-ca…

Latin America: Searching for New Forms of Struggle. Leader of Brazil's Landless Movement
Joà£o Pedro Stedile | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
From February 24 to 27th, the International People's Assembly (AIP) was held in Caracas, in solidarity with the people and government of Venezuela represented by Nicolás Maduro. Almost 500 delegates from 90 countries of the world attended the event, and …
globalresearch.ca/searching-new-…

School Shooters and Drones: Linking Gun Violence at Home to America's Wars Abroad
Allegra Harpootlian | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
In the wake of the February 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 students and staff members, a teacher said the school looked "like a war zone." And to many young …
globalresearch.ca/school-shooter…

US Media Erase Years of Chavismo's Social Gains. Poverty Was Curtailed
Gregory Shupak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, which took off with the election of President Hugo Chávez in December 1998, frequently and even quite recently received praise for its social gains from the United Nations, international humanitarian organizations and economists. This aspect of the …
globalresearch.ca/us-media-erase…

The Forgotten Syrian Christian Towns Under Attack on Border with Idleb and Northern Hama
Nabel Alabdalla | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
Two days ago I was in the Syrian Christian town of Al Skeilbiyyeh that has endured sustained attacks from the various terrorist groups backed by the U.S Coalition. These groups are embedded in the countryside bordering Al Skeilbiyyeh. In the …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-christi…

Lies in the Branding: Justin Trudeau's Implosion
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
"Trudeau came out and asked for strong women, and he got them." — Michelle Rempel, Conservative Party MP, The Atlantic, Mar 12, 2019 | The gods have various roles, and most of them are intrusively irritating. They select humans, and drive …
globalresearch.ca/justin-trudeau…

Venezuela: Suspend Debt Repayments and Create an Emergency Humanitarian Fund
Eric Toussaint | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
There is no doubt that Donald Trump's policies, those of the Lima group [1] and the European powers who seek to impose the usurper Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela and do not hesitate to interfere in order to …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-susp…

Pity the Nation: War Spending Is Bankrupting America
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
"Pity the nation whose people are sheep | And whose shepherds mislead them | Pity the nation whose leaders are liars | Whose sages are silenced | And whose bigots haunt the airwaves | Pity the nation that raises not its voice | Except to praise | …
globalresearch.ca/pity-the-natio…

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar: The Shameful Attack that Backfired
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
What happened to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was troubling. On the one hand, because she dared to challenge the way supporters of Israel have worked to silence debate on US policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, she became a victim of incitement, …
globalresearch.ca/shameful-attac…

The Day American Activism Died, or… the First Rule of Democracy!
Brett Redmayne-Titley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
"Democracy Has Just Been A Word…Never Been An Act!" -Wall Graffiti / 2016 Thailand Military Coup. | 5: 05 AM. February 4, 2012. It's almost pitch dark. No one has slept this night. The only morning illumination comes from scores of dimly …
globalresearch.ca/american-activ…

Uncle Sam Loves You, so Buy American, or Else
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
The US is so enamored of its role as sole world superpower that it thinks nothing of mistreating allies, never believing they might tire of the abuse and run away — into the arms of China, or — perish the …
globalresearch.ca/us-its-allies-…

British Intelligence Masterminded the Miami Showband Massacre in Northern Ireland? Survivor Claims in New Documentary
Steve Sweeney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
Musician Stephen Travers hopes a new documentary on a notorious massacre in the north of Ireland during the Troubles will lead to justice almost 50 years later. | In a new Netflix documentary released later this month he says that the …
globalresearch.ca/british-intell…

US Congressmen Introduce Bill to Prohibit US Courts from Recognizing Cuban Trademarks
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) presented a bill on Tuesday before the US Congress in which they seek to prohibit the official recognition and rights of Cuban trademarks in the United States. | The bipartisan and bicameral legislation, …
globalresearch.ca/us-congressmen…

Venezuela is paramount because it is the battle of this century
Joao Pedro Stedile | zcomm.org | 2019-03-13
Interview on the recently concluded International Peoples' Assembly, the assault on Venezuela, and the battles against imperialism and the right wing in Brazil and across the world…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/venezuela-…

Venezuela is paramount because it is the battle of this century: Joà£o Pedro Stedile
Resumen Latinamericano | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-13
Joà£o Pedro Stedile of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) talks about the recently concluded International Peoples' Assembly, the assault on Venezuela, and the battles against imperialism and the right wing in Brazil and across the world…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/13/v…

Trump Budget Hikes Defense Budget to $750B, Cuts Health Funding
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-13
U.S. President Donald Trump's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) delves deeper into his political priorities: more spending on defense and sharp social cuts. | RELATED: | Trump Admin Wants $500M to Fund Its Intervention in Venezuela | The so-called "Budget for a Better America" cuts 5% from general federal expenses, which add up to US$2.7 trillion in the next 10 years. This cut, however, does not affect military spending. | On the contrary, defense is the only budget ca…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Bu…

Whistleblowers Say NSA Still Spies on American Phones in Hidden Program
Nafeez Ahmed | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-13
INSURGE INTELLIGENCE — On Monday 4th, the New York Times reported that the National Security Agency has "quietly" shut down a controversial phone records surveillance program revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. | The claim was made…
mintpressnews.com/whistleblowers…

As Joe Biden Hints at Presidential Run, Andrew Cockburn Looks at His "Disastrous Legislative Legacy"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-13
Speculation is mounting that former Vice President Joe Biden will soon enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. As a longtime senator from Delaware, Biden has previously run twice for the Democratic nomination. The last time was in 2008, when he ultimately became then-Senator Barack Obama's running mate. While a new campaign would seek to capitalize on Biden's two terms as vice president, it would also invite scrutiny of his Senate record in a Democratic political climate that is notably more progressive today than it was when Biden last sought the nomination. We speak with Andrew Cockburn, Wash…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/13/a…

Empire Unravelling: Will Huawei Become Washington's Suez?
Thomas Hon Wing Polin | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
America's full-spectrum campaign against Chinese tech leader Huawei is coming spectacularly undone. Curtains are imminent for Washington's tawdriest global offensive in recent memory — featuring open extortion, kidnapping, demonization and intimidation of both friends and foes. The signs were apparent as early as two months ago, when many governments worldwide lukewarmly greeted US calls for…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/empi…

Cops and Fascists: KKKolleagues?
Mumia Abu-Jamal | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
Cops survey a scene of conflict in California's capital, a struggle between fascists and antifascists. Blood is on the ground, and webcam recordings show images of members of the Ku Klux Klan and related groups, not only armed with knives but actually showing some men stabbing downward at writhing bodies beneath. One side has knives.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/cops…

On the 'Name Recognition' Shibboleth in the Democratic Primary Data Discussion
Doug Johnson Hatlem | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
Now that the 2016 Democratic Primary cycle is (mostly) over — will it ever be entirely? — it has become fashionable once again to forward name recognition as a reasonably large factor in what distinguishes one or more candidates from the others in early polling of the field at large and amongst specific demographic sub-groupings.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/on-t…

School Shooters and Drones
Allegra Harpootlian | zcomm.org | 2019-03-13
Linking Gun Violence at Home to America's Wars Abroad…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/school-sho…

The Link Between School Shootings and Drone Wars
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-13
While the Parkland teens talk about the killing of innocents in this country, their broader message could easily be applied to another type of violence.
truthdig.com/articles/the-link-b…

Trump Pledged to End 'Endless Wars.' His Executive Order Suggests Just the Opposite
Hina Shamsi | commondreams.org | 2019-03-13
A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle at an air base near the Persian Gulf in January 2016. (Photo: John Moore/Photographer: John Moore/Getty I) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/1…

The UN Refuses to Name and Shame Firms Aiding Israel's Illegal Settlements
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
Nazareth. The United Nations postponed last week for the third time the publication of a blacklist of Israeli and international firms that profit directly from Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied territories. The international body had come under enormous pressure to keep the database under wraps after lobbying behind the scenes from Israel, the United…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/the-…

A New Regional Order: Producing Cross-Economic, Political, and Cultural Interests Among the People of Kashmir
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
Indian nationalists are quick to claim their intractable hold on Kashmiris; Pakistani nationalists are just as quick to claim to speak for Kashmiris. Kashmir, despite having a real internal history and a place in the world, is suppressed by its positioning in the Indo-Pak conflict. Mainstream Kashmiri politicians culpably reiterate that…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/a-ne…

I Love the Green New Deal But
Arshad Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
Ever since our first ancestor lit a fire, humans have been pumping CO2 into the atmosphere. Add to that the first herder because ruminants are another large emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG). Some people want to declare a national emergency and ban fossil fuels within ten years. How? I am for it and all ready…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/i-lo…

Hail Ilhan Omar, Avatar of Truth!
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
"Ilhan Omar: Obama's Policies as Bad as Trump's, Just More Polished." (Telesurenglish.net): She's spot on. It's humorous to read the comments of so many people invested in the status quo capitalist ripoff system, and being frightened about the possibility of AOC's and Ilhan's completely accurate criticisms of that system being implemented. I'd love it. Capitalism…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/hail…

Trump v. Omar: The Psychology of Fear, Prejudice and Ignorance in American Politics
David Schultz | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
The country I come from Is called the Midwest I was taught and brought up there The laws to abide And that land that I live in Has God on its side –Bob Dylan, "With God on Our Side" Fear, prejudice, and ignorance make people do stupid things. They are the trinity combustant for hate…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/trum…

Jailing Chelsea Manning
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
"I will not comply with this, or any other grand jury." So explained Chelsea Manning in justifying her refusal to answer questions and comply with a grand jury subpoena compelling her to testify on her knowledge of WikiLeaks.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/jail…

Margaret Thatcher's Love of Quack Remedies
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
As a leftie I'm biased of course, but I always thought the old witch Margaret Thatcher was more or less off her trolley (as we Brits say) — she had that mad glint in her eyes, and the recent release of a batch of Thatcher's private papers, made public after the 30-year embargo was lifted,…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/marg…

Blackface and the American Idea of Race
Michael Collins | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
The price of scandal Periodically the American punditocracy convenes on cable TV for a "conversation about race." But, whether sparked by a celebrity chef's use of a racial slur, or a Black president's comment about the shooting of a Black teen, or a white president's remarks about "fine people on both sides" of a racist…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/blac…

Middle East arms sales up by a massive 87%, mostly US-supplied
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-13
Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, both party to the international offensive in Yemen, together makes up around 28 percent of the US global arms sale.
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/13/m…

Venezuela suffers major power outages after alleged cyber attack
Ricardo Vaz | mronline.org | 2019-03-13
Venezuelan authorities denounced repeated attacks against the central control system of Venezuela's electricity grid. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/13/venezuel…

President Rouhani Visits Iraq in broad daylight
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-13
A couple of months ago, President Trump visited Iraq by the cover of darkness, and, as he claimed in one of his interviews, the Americans actually had to shut off all the lights so that no one could recognize him, fearing for his safety. Trump declared Iraq safe, landed unannounced in the middle of the …
uwidata.com/2644-president-rouha…

Colombia Sign Contracts with Shell for Offshore Exploration
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-13
Colombia's government announced Monday that it has signed two exploration and production contracts with the energy and petrochemical company Shell. Contracts are aimed at enabling the group to explore offshore areas of the Caribbean Sea and will require the company to make initial investments of $100 million. | RELATED: | Widows Against Big Oil Impunity in Nigeria Take Shell to Court | The government of Colombia recently modified contractual terms for offshore exploration and…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia…

The Rightful Owners of a Key Island Military Base for the U.S. Would Like It Back, and the UN Agrees
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-03-13
A U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber takes off from the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia, on a strike mission over Afghanistan in 2001. (Photo: DoD photo via AFP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/1…

UK Parliament Rejects No-Brexit/Brexit Deal for Second Time
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
On January 15, Theresa May's no-deal/deal was overwhelmingly defeated by a 432 — 202 margin — the greatest rejection of a UK leader's legislative aim in modern times. | As expected on March 12, parliamentarians again rejected her no-Brexit/Brexit deal …
globalresearch.ca/uk-parliament-…

Indian Trotskyists hold Kolkata public meeting to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Fourth International
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-13
Sunday's event was held against the background of intense political and military tension and the danger of war between India and Pakistan, with deadly consequences for millions of people in the region.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Pro-war Christian Zionists twisting book of Revelation like ISIS twisted Koran (57mins)
Tony Gosling, Martin Summers | indybay.org | 2019-03-13
23rd November 2018 – 100s of Britons blown up, MI5 'above the law and failing country every time. Secret services = criminal secret societies infiltrating UK politics? [this show was the subject of failed Israel lobby complaint to Ofcom, UK broadcasting regulator]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/13…

Is Mike Pence an Honorable Man? Without Any Hesitation, Elizabeth Warren Answers: 'No'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-13
Anyone who engages in the kind of homophobia and attacks on people who are different from himself is not an honorable person. That's not what honorable people do." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/13…

US Presents Socialism as the Real Enemy in Venezuela, Not Just Maduro
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-13
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Trump Administration has committed to seeing a regime change in Venezuela, aiming to oust President Maduro and replace him with opposition leader Juan Guaido, seen as more friendly to US interests. But previous talk of Maduro as a "gangster" in and of himself is starting to fall by the wayside. Instead, officials, particularly Secretary …

US Presents Socialism as the Real Enemy in Venezuela, Not Just Maduro

Australian unions try to push through another sellout deal at BlueScope steel
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-13
Working hand-in-hand with BlueScope management, the Australian Workers Union claimed that the fate of the multi-billion dollar company depended on "sacrifices" being made by its employees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Video: The Price of US "Protection" Is Skyrocketing. Donald Trump's "Ransom Money" Exacted from America's Allies
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-13
It's not only the mafia that demands ransom money in exchange for its "protection". "The rich countries that we protect" — warned President Donald Trump in a menacing speech at the Pentagon — "are all notified. They will have to …
globalresearch.ca/us-protection/…

Warning of 'Existential Threat' to Humanity, UN Chief Says Climate Change Moving Faster
Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams | indybay.org | 2019-03-13
Warning that "we face a direct existential threat" because "climate change is moving faster than we are," United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a speech at the U.N.'s New York headquarters last September, demanded urgent action from world leaders to combat "the defining issue of our time."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/13…

US withdraws embassy personnel, calling presence a "constraint" on US actions in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-13
With the regime change operation centered on the right-wing puppet Juan Guaidó stalling, the threat of US military intervention mounts.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

New poll shows American youth are increasingly supportive of socialism
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-13
The leftward shift among youth is a direct consequence of the failure of the capitalist system, which offers only war, austerity, and social disaster.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

German Jewish Peace Group Wins Peace Prize; Then Attacked as being Anti-Semitic
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-03-13
Shir Hever talks about the Gà∂ttingen Peace Prize and how it transformed the debate around Palestinian rights in Germany, despite efforts by right-wing politicians to prevent the prize from being given to Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East…
therealnews.com/stories/german-j…

With 'Ecological Foundations of Society' at Risk, Warns UN, Hope Resides in Urgent Global Action
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-13
"What's at stake is life, and society, as the majority of us know it and enjoy it today. We have no time to lose." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/13…

Russia Mocks U.S. Collusion Probe Ahead of Mueller Report
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-13
MOSCOW — U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller has yet to release his report about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but the Kremlin has been rehearsing its response for months. | The narrative, shared by President Vladimir Putin, his top lieutenants and state television, is strikingly similar to U.S. President Donald Trump's description of the investigation as a "witch hunt: " They say the whole process is about the Democrats' stubborn refusal to admit that they lost the election. | "They don't want to acknowledge his victory and do everything to delegitimize the president," Putin said…
truthdig.com/articles/russia-moc…

Venezuela's Electric Service Restored Almost In Its Entirety
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-12
Vice-president of Communication and Tourism of Venezuela Jorge Rodríguez informed that the electric service in the country has been restored almost in its entirety Tuesday and that throughout the day the water supply will return to the capital city, Caracas. | RELATED: | What's Behind US-Backed Electricity Blackout in Venezuela | "Almost all of the electric power has been restored, the people of Venezuela are safe, but the electric war continues," Rodriguez said at a news conferen…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuel…

Venezuela blackouts: 'straight from the cyberwar playbook'
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2019-03-12
A columnist at Forbes discusses the possibility of the blackout in Venezuela having been caused by cyberwarfare. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/12/venezuel…

To Help Venezuela, the U.S. Must Use Diplomacy, not a Military Coup
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2019-03-12
Residents obtain water from a natural source from the hill El Avila after the water supply was suspended in a nationwide blackout on March 10, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. More than 70 percent of the country was in darkness amid an ongoing political dispute between President Nicolas Maduro and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido. (Photo: Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images/TNS) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/1…

Venezuela in the dark: a chronicle of sabotage
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-12
Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator, was one of the first to announce the blackout, for which he blamed the "Maduro regime," and stated something that only those involved in the sabotage operation could know. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/12/venezuel…

How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-12
CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin recounts her personal experience traveling through Iran with a peace delegation and seeing firsthand the effects that US sanctions have on ordinary Iranians.
mintpressnews.com/us-sanctions-h…

How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report
Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-12
On a recent delegation to Iran, we experienced first-hand the legendary Iranian hospitality. Iranians are particularly thrilled to meet Americans, but as we discovered, our government's policies are hurting the very people who want to be our friends. As our 28-person delegation traveled through the country wearing messages on our jackets proclaiming "Peace with Iran"
counterpunch.org/2019/03/12/how-…

Fox News Commentator Uses Racist and Homophobic Language
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-12
A day after releasing audio of Tucker Carlson making numerous misogynist remarks, Media Matters for America (MMFA) published a new video with clips of the Fox News commentator using racist and homophobic language to describe Iraqi people, African Americans, gay people and immigrants while speaking on the radio program "Bubba the Love Sponge Show." Media Matters for America said the clips originated from between 2006 and 2011. | RELATED: | US: 200 'Peacekeeping' Troops to Remain in Syria | In th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Fox-News…

Iván Duque objections to the JEP put Colombia's peace process in jeopardy
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-12
Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) is one of the essential entities created through peace agreements between the Colombian government and the FARC in 2016, putting an end to a five-decade long armed conflict…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/12/i…

Indigenous Peoples Want Yalitza Aparicio as Peace Ambassador
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-12
Mexico's National Indigenous Governorship (GIN) Tuesday invited actress Yalitza Aparicio to be an Indigenous Peoples' Peace Ambassador because she represents "the victory of 68 native languages." | RELATED: | Oscars Joy For Cuaron And 'Roma' in Record Night | The…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indigeno…

International Women's Day in Tampa: Fight Trump's war on women
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-12
Tampa, FL – On March 10, over a dozen Tampa community, student and labor leaders gathered at Lykes Gaslight Park for a protest against President Donald Trump's anti-woman agenda. Since coming into office, Trump has led an all-out assault on women's rights, including defunding abortion services, erasing sections of Title IX that protect women from sexual assault and discrimination, and locking asylum-seeking women and children in cages in the southwestern United States. In the spirit of the women's marches that occurred in response to Trump's inauguration, protesters chanted "Pro-life is a lie, you don't care if p…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/12/…

New York City rallies for International Women's Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-12
New York, NY – A crowd of over 100 protesters gathered in front of the Philippine General Consulate in New York City on March 8, in honor of International Women's Day. The action, titled "Women Rise Up, Resist, & Unite!", put focus on ending violence against women and children in the Philippines. This included opposing President Duterte's wars on drugs and the poor, as well as his remarks approving of sexual violence against women. | Along with the Philippines, speakers represented other movements that have been led by women, including labor, immigrant rights, and political repression. There were speeches about t…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/12/…

Bolsonaro's Son Dated Daughter of Marielle Franco's Killer
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-12
A link between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's family and the Marielle Franco murder case appeared Tuesday afternoon as details emerged that one of Bolsonaro's sons fell in love with the daughter of Ronnie Lessa, who is one of the two former policemen accused of killing the leftist councilwoman and human rights activist on March 14, 2018, as reported by the local media Brasil 247. | RELATED: | Brazil: 2 Former Police Arrested in Marielle Franco Murder | This fact came to light…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonar…

Brazil: 2 Former Police Arrested in Marielle Franco Murder
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-12
Two former policemen were captured Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro as suspects in the murder of Marielle Franco, a councilwoman and human rights activist who was shot on Mar. 14, 2018. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro's Son Linked to Suspect of Marielle Franco's Murder | "Two police officers were arrested with a direct and effective participation in the crime," Marcus Vinicius Braga, Rio de Janeiro state police secretary, said and added that "with the these arrests, we get close to solving the cr…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-2…

Gun-Control Activists Should Also Take on America's Drone Wars
Allegra Harpootlian | thenation.com | 2019-03-12
Gun-Control Activists Should Also Take on America's Drone Wars…
thenation.com/article/gun-contro…

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Stands Up for Press Freedom, Gets Jailed by US Gov't
Jimmysllama | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-12
President Donald Trump's 2010 statement that the WikiLeaks' staff should be executed and Hillary Clinton's suggestion to drone Assange, are reflective of a deeply disturbing trend to terrorize the press.
mintpressnews.com/whistleblower-…

Trump is Trying to Pay His Way to an Annihilation of Palestinian Statehood, and an Erasure of Israel's Crimes
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-12
"Palestine" has been compared to many things. The world's longest colonial war, a "hell-disaster" — Churchill's memorable epithet — and the site of Israel's "war on terror", a conflict in which we are supposed to believe that the Palestinians are playing the role of al-Qaeda or Isis or any other outfit which the west and its allies have helped into existence, and which Israel is going to fight on our behalf.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/12/trum…

How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2019-03-12
Trump's economic strangulation is having devastating people on the Iranian people…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/how-us-san…

Can We Divest from Weapons Dealers?
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-12
Impoverished people living in numerous countries today would stand a far better chance of survival, and risk far less trauma, if weapon manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, and Raytheon stopped manufacturing and selling death-dealing products. About three decades ago, I taught writing at one of Chicago's alternative high schools. It's easy to…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/12/can-…

The Political Class's Disregard for Irish Life
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-12
The families of the 13 innocent people shot dead by the Parachute Regiment when they took part in a civil rights march against internment without trial in Londonderry in 1972 will learn in the coming week if soldiers, who are alleged to have carried out the killings, will be prosecuted. There is no doubt about…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/12/the-…

China-US Trade War: Trump Threatens China After Multiple Rounds of Negotiations
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-12
Major bilateral differences are over structural issues, the US trade deficit with China a minor one by comparison. | Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference vice chairman Zhang Qingli said | "China never wants a trade war with anybody…but we | …
globalresearch.ca/sino-us-trade-…

Chomsky & Nader
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2019-03-12
Talking about the media, the Green New Deal, nuclear war, Gaza, and Venezuela…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/1018198/

Chasing Mirages: What Are Palestinians Doing to Combat the 'Deal of the Century'?
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-12
The painful truth is that it is not just US bullying that has pushed the PA into this unenviable position, but, sadly, the self-serving nature and political bankruptcy of the Palestinian leadership itself argues Ramzy Baroud.
mintpressnews.com/chasing-mirage…

Venezuela: Attack to Electricity System to Be Investigated
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-12
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the creation of a special commission to investigate the cyber attack against the electricity system and the incorporation of international specialists. | He reported that he will ask for the support of the United Nations (UN) and countries with experience in cyber attacks such as China, Russia, Iran and Cuba. | RELATED: | Venezuela's Electric Service Restored Almost In Its Entirety | The special commission will be led by the vice presi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuel…

A Skeptic's Guide to the Russiagate Fixation
Aaron Maté | thenation.com | 2019-03-12
A Skeptic's Guide to the Russiagate Fixation…
thenation.com/article/mueller-ru…

Liberals Are Digging Their Own Grave With Russiagate
The Nation | thenation.com | 2019-03-12
Liberals Are Digging Their Own Grave With Russiagate…
thenation.com/article/russiagate…

Lavrov: US Sanction Against Russian Company Violates Int'l Law
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-12
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is criminalizing Russian companies for doing business with the Venezuelan state, saying they are violated U.S. imposed sanctions by making transactions with Venezuela's sanctioned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). | RELATED: | US Presses India to Stop Buying Oil from Venezuela | In a Monday press conference Pompeo said that the assets of Evrofinance Mosnarbank, a Russia-Venezuel…
telesurenglish.net/news/Lavrov-U…

Venezuela: Electricity Recovery Continues as US Withdraws Diplomatic Staff
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-12
US officials have threatened new sanctions while Venezuelan authorities continue reactivating the electric grid.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14377

Military Moves into Environmental Management in South America
Eduardo Gudynas | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-12
Environmental and land management in South America is being slowly but persistently militarized, with the aim of controlling extractive industries, especially gold mining. In Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela, as well as other countries, both conservative and progressive governments participate in this militarization. The basic dispute is not so much in avoiding negative environmental and social impacts, as in controlling economic surpluses.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/12/mili…

Budget cuts: Trump fiscal plan is a right-wing wish list
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-12
WASHINGTON–If proposed federal budgets are political documents–and they are then-President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal 2020, which starts Oct. 1 and ends just before next year's election, is a right-wing wish list, with a trillion dollars of red ink, tailored to appeal to his base. From $8.6 billion more for his racist Mexican Wall, to …
peoplesworld.org/article/budget-…

How long can we keep dodging nuclear war?
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-12
peoplesworld.org/article/how-lon…