Daily Archives: March 24, 2019

2019-03-24: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-03-24). Trump 'Fuels Hate Against Muslims,' Ilhan Omar Says. telesurenglish.net The Los Angeles Daily News reported that hundreds of protesters rallied outside an event in Los Angeles, California on Saturday where U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota spoke to a Muslim-American civil rights group. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Calls US Iraq Invasion 'Illegal' on 16th Anniversary | The demonstrators were protesting Omar's presence at the fundraising event for the Council of American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles. "Burn the Quran!," "Ilhan Omar, go to hell!"

Reese Erlich (2019-03-24). How the Media Distort News from Venezuela. commondreams.org Members of activist group CodePink staged a protest at a hearing for U.S. special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams to testify before House Foreign Affairs Committee on Feb.13, 2019. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-24). God is on the Side of Us Americans. "He May Guide Us to Use It [Nuclear Weapons] In His Ways and for His Purposes": Truman. globalresearch.ca Update | In recent developments, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intimated (invoking the Old Testament) that God had sent Trump to save Israel against Iran, According to Philip Giraldi: | "Mike Pompeo's view of the possible divine origin of the 2016 …

STAFF (2019-03-24). Venezuela Update: UN Human Rights Report, More Sanctions. therealnews.com UN Human Rights Commissioner presented a critical report on Venezuela, which the government denounced for ignoring opposition violence. Meanwhile, the Trump administration introduced even more sanctions on the economically reeling country…

unitedEditor (2019-03-24). Could US recognition of Golan Heights as part of Israel lead to War? uwidata.com Donald Trump said via Twitter that it was time for the USA to ´fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and regional stability ª. Between the 5th and 10th of June 1967, during a war called the Six-Day War, Israel occupied 1200 …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-24). Trump Regime Anti-Government Paramilitary Plot Uncovered in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca On Saturday, Venezuelan President Maduro announced the capture of a Colombian paramilitary head of a (Trump regime) plot to oust him by brute force. More on this below. | So far, everything Trump regime hardliners threw at Venezuela to topple its …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-24). Ongoing Torture and Abuse of Chelsea Manning. globalresearch.ca For heroically revealing US high crimes of war and against humanity in Afghanistan and Iraq, Manning was subjected to appalling affronts to her dignity and fundamental rights. | For nearly seven years as a political prisoner, US authorities ruthlessly violated her …

teleSUR (2019-03-24). U.K.'s 'Complicity' in Yemen War Exposed as 5 Soldiers Wounded. telesurenglish.net The U.K.'s Special Boat Service (SBS) troops have been injured in clashes with members of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, fighting against the Saudi-led coalition since March 2015. | RELATED: | Yemen: Houthi Forces Agree to Withdraw From 2 Ports | The injured soldiers were repatriated back to the U.K. to recover, the report said. | "The guys are fighting in the inhospitable desert and mountainous terrain against highly committed and well-equipped Houthi rebels. The SBS's role is mainly tr…

Derrick Broze (2019-03-24). Scientists from Around the World Call for Immediate Halt to 'Genetically Altered Children'. globalresearch.ca Scientists and ethicists from around the world are warning of the consequences of failing to implement a temporary global halt on gene editing of human eggs, embryos, and sperm. | In a letter to the journal Nature, 18 scientists and …

Brett Wilkins (2019-03-24). Killing for Credibility: A Look Back at the 1999 NATO Air War on Serbia. commondreams.org A man leads his daughter away from destroyed buildings after NATO air strikes hammered the center of Pristina, the Kosovo capital during the 1999 bombing campaign. (Photo: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Consortiumnews (2019-03-24). PEPE ESCOBAR: Empire of Chaos in Hybrid War Overdrive. consortiumnews.com The Trump administration's foreign policy may be easily deconstructed as a crossover between The Sopranos and late-night comedy, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar in Bangkok Special to Consortium News Is this the Age of Anxiety? The Age of Stupidity?… Read more →

Global Research News (2019-03-24). Selected Articles: "Profit over People" globalresearch.ca Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

Prof. John McMurtry (2019-03-24). US-led Genocidal War and Destruction of Socialism: 20 Years after the NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia. globalresearch.ca It is important to remember the long war of economic destabilization that occurred years before and after the bombing to destroy federal Yugoslavia's market socialism. From Yugoslavia to Iraq to Libya, where does it stop?

Donald Kaufman (2019-03-24). As Uber Gets Ready to Turn Public, L.A. Drivers Prepare a Strike. truthdig.com After per-mile pay is slashed by 25 percent, a group seeks a livable wage, a cap on the company's commissions and a voice going forward.

teleSUR (2019-03-24). Two Major Quakes Hit Indonesia Within Hours. telesurenglish.net Indonesia has been hit hard by earthquakes over the past 24 hours with the latest jolting North Maluku province in the eastern part of the archipelagic country with a 6.1-magnitude quake Sunday morning. No tsunami warning has been issued. | RELATED: | Indonesia Flash Flood Death Toll Rises to 89, 74 Still Missing | The quake epicenter was located 141 km northeast of Bitung, Indonesia at a depth of 37 km, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). | The quake was f…

teleSUR (2019-03-24). Bolivia's Morales on Sea Day: 'Determined to Return to Sea'. telesurenglish.net During this year's Sea Day festivities in Bolivia, President Evo Morales said, "The (United Nations International) Court (of Justice) has not rejected our historic and unwavering maritime demand." | RELATED: | Sea Day in Bolivia: Evo Morales Still Hopeful After 137 Years | Each March 23 the land-locked Andean country celebrates Sea Day as an act of resistance against the beginning of the Pacific War with Chile that started in 1879 and resulted in Chile's taking some 400 km of B…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-03-24). Pompeo: God Sent Trump to Invade Iran. globalresearch.ca Reading recent remarks made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, it is obvious we have crossed over from light to dark into the twilight zone. | This must be the Old Testament God, because it has nothing to do with …

STAFF (2019-03-24). Mueller Finds Trump Campaign Did Not Conspire With Russia, DOJ Says. truthdig.com The special counsel did not come to a definitive answer on whether the president obstructed justice, attorney general tells Congress.

STAFF (2019-03-24). Russia Inquiry: No Evidence of Collusion, No Ruling on Obstruction. truthdig.com Attorney General WIlliam Barr sent a letter to Congress summarizing the results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation on possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. The text of Barr's letter is below. | AG March 24 2019 Letter to … by on Scribd…

Ahmad Al Khaled (2019-03-24). US Has a Plan for Eastern Syria, and It Relies on ISIS. globalresearch.ca After over a month of fierce clashes in the last stronghold of Islamic State in Baghuz village, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have announced "final defeat" of the terror group. | SDF, a force comprised of Kurdish and Arab units that is …

Telesur (2019-03-24). Brazil's Bolsonaro Auctions 12 Airports to Private Operators. globalresearch.ca Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will auction Friday contracts to operate 12 airports, a measure which is expected to raise about US$921 million in [so-called] private investments. | The auction will be carried out at the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange and concession …

Peter Koenig (2019-03-24). Water Is Life — They Are Stealing Our Livelihood and We Aren't Even Noticing. globalresearch.ca This article was first published on World Water Day, 22 March 2018. | Author's Update, March 24, 2019: Today is World Water Day 2019 — and the situation has become much worse. | Today, Jair Bolsonaro, is Brazil's President, pushed in …

Jon Queally (2019-03-24). Leaked Audio Exposes Oil & Gas Execs Laughing with Joy over Cozy Access to Trump Officials. globalresearch.ca A newly-leaked audio recording reveals that oil and gas executives in a private meeting were "giddy" with laughter in the summer of 2017 as they rejoiced over the "unprecedented access" they were being given to the highest levels of the …

Cai Fang (2019-03-24). China: From Population Dividend to Reform Dividend. globalresearch.ca Citing the forecast by the United Nations' Population Division, recently published Green Book of Population and Labor (2019) edited by Institute of Population and Labor Economics, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences announced that China's population will reach its peak …

Prof. Philip Hammond (2019-03-24). Twenty years Ago: The Tragedy of Kosovo. globalresearch.ca Twenty years ago this week, NATO launched its first major military campaign. The US, Britain and other NATO powers pounded Serbia for 78 days. This was not a purely military operation: NATO also destroyed what it called 'dual-use' targets, …

STAFF (2019-03-24). Amid the March Madness, a Call to Unionize the NCAA. truthdig.com When Zion Williamson's foot broke through the sole of his Nike shoe on Feb. 20, the sporting world stood still. | The consensus number one player in college basketball was playing in the biggest game of the season — North Carolina versus Duke — and suffered his startling injury in the opening minute. Williamson's sprained knee cost Nike $1.1 billion in stock market valuation the next day. | The injury came on the doorstep of March Madness, the NCAA's most profitable event of the year — to the tune of $900 million in reven…

RT (2019-03-24). With Mueller finished, US media turns to… John Travolta for collusion gossip. rt.com With Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe wrapped up, one can't blame the liberal media for trying to keep the 'Russian Collusion' narrative on life support. Enter the latest Russian agent: 'Grease' star John Travolta. |

Manlio Dinucci (2019-03-24). Come l'Italia conquisto' lo ´status di grande paese ª. globalresearch.ca Il 24 marzo 1999, la seduta del Senato riprende alle 20,35 con una comunicazione dell'on. Sergio Mattarella, allora vice-presidente del governo D'Alema (Ulivo — Pdci — Udeur): ´Onorevoli senatori, come le agenzie hanno informato, alle ore 18,45 sono iniziate le …

RT (2019-03-24). 'One of the greatest hoaxes in US history': Russiagate narrative's peddlers to be held accountable? rt.com The Democrats and mass media should be held accountable for weaponizing the Mueller probe against Trump, ruining US-Russia ties and the lives of many Americans, 'collusion skeptics' tell RT, after suffering years of vilification.

teleSUR (2019-03-24). Cabinet Ministers Swarm To Oust Britain's Highly Unpopular PM. telesurenglish.net British Prime Minister Theresa May may be out of the job sooner rather than later as her own senior ministers are calling to replace the PM who can't get her Brexit agreement through parliament. UK news outlet The Sunday Times says her deputy and Conservative Party leader, David Lidington will be the one to lead the government prior to new polls. | RELATED: | May Accepts EU Offer to Extend Brexit Deadline | London's The Sunday Times reports that the news outlet had spoken with all 11 cabinet m…

Tyler Durden (2019-03-24). Russian Troops, Aid Arrive in Venezuela After Delivering Red Line Warning to Trump. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Just days after a high-level meeting in Rome this week, during which Russia reiterated a grave warning to the US — Moscow will not tolerate American military intervention to topple the Venezuelan government with whom it is allied — it appears Russia is taking no chances with its South American ally. After the Rome meeting, Ryabkov said bluntly: …

RT (2019-03-24). Mueller probe finds no collusion or conspiracy between Trump & Russia. rt.com Attorney General William Barr has released a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's much-anticipated report, finding no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016. |

Patrick Galey (2019-03-24). Oil Giants Spent $1 bn on Greenwashing PR. zcomm.org As planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions hit their highest levels in human history in 2018, the five companies wracked up total profits of $55 billion…

plenglish (2019-03-24). Thousands of Argentines March on Memorial Day. plenglish.com 24 de marzo de 2019, 12: 08Buenos Aires, March 24 (Prensa Latina) Like every year, thousands of Argentines will march Sunday towards the Plaza de Mayo, symbol of so many struggles and days of resistance, on the National Memorial Day for Truth and Justice.

Lawrence Wittner (2019-03-24). What Democratic Socialism Is and Is Not. zcomm.org In recent weeks, Donald Trump and other Republicans have begun to tar their Democratic opponents with the "socialist" brush, contending that the adoption of socialist policies will transform the United States into a land of dictatorship and poverty. "Democrat lawmakers are now embracing socialism," Trump warned the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in early March. Read more…

Eugene E Ruyle (2019-03-24). The Political-Military Ideology of North Korea. indybay.org NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…

Middle East Eye (2019-03-24). US Must Stop Threatening ICC Over War Crime Probes, UN Experts Warn. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Two United Nations experts have urged the United States to stop making threats against the International Criminal Court, saying recent statements by top Trump administration officials may hinder the work of the international body. In a statement shared by the UN's human rights body (OHCHR), the experts expressed concern on Friday about specific comments made …

RT (2019-03-24). 'Complete & total exoneration!' Trump says it's a shame US had to go through Mueller's witch hunt. rt.com President Trump has enthusiastically greeted Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, which found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016, and called it a "Complete and Total EXONERATION."

Slingshot collective (2019-03-24). Talk by Odile Hugonot-Haber: From a war system to a peace culture – lift and shift. indybay.org Long Haul infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley – Across from La Pena – corner of Woolsey and Shattuck – 2 blocks from Ashby BART…

Ben Norton (2019-03-23). Trump Official Boasts Crippling US Sanctions on Venezuela Are Like Darth Vader's Death Grip. thegrayzone.com A Trump administration official bragged that US sanctions on Venezuela are "like in Star Wars when Darth Vader constricts somebody's…

United Nations (2019-03-23). UN chief welcomes establishment of inclusive government in Central African Republic. un.org United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the establishment in the Central African Republic (CAR) of a government in line with an early February peace deal struck with more than a dozen armed groups active in the country.

Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis (2019-03-23). Thirty Years after Venezuela's 'Caracazo': A Conversation with Livia Vargas. venezuelanalysis.com During three days in late February 1989, the Venezuelan people rose up to protest the newly-elected government's neoliberal policies. The repression that followed left thousands dead, but the rebellion spelled the end of an epoch and the beginning of another…

STAFF (2019-03-23). Democratic Hopefuls Reject AIPAC. therealnews.com So far no Democratic presidential candidates have committed to speaking at this year's American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference. Is this a shift in Democratic foreign policy towards Israel? What does this mean for AIPAC, one of the country's most influential lobby groups?

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-03-23). American History for Truthdiggers: A Cruel, Costly and Anxious 'Cold' War. truthdig.com In the aftermath of World War II, the U.S. found a new enemy—its recent Soviet ally—and a new kind of conflict was born.

unitedEditor (2019-03-23). The never-ending FATF dispute in Iran. uwidata.com One of the most complicated debates among politicians and economists in Iran is whether or not the country should join the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)… but what is the FATF and why has it become the center of such an important dispute? The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers …

Philip Giraldi (2019-03-23). Human Rights as Seen by the White House: Concessions to Israel Are Notable. globalresearch.ca The State Department's just issued annual Human Rights Report for 2018 is a disgrace, a document so heavily politicized by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his crew of hardliners that it might be regarded as a model in how …

Philip Giraldi (2019-03-23). What Can We Do? They Are Insane! globalresearch.ca Pompeo clearly believes that this is all part of some divine plan. Anyone who persists in thinking that nations should pursue policies that are rational and based on genuine interests should be appalled by the Pompeo comments and fearful of what the consequences might be.

Whitney Webb (2019-03-23). New Bill Would See US Taxpayers Subsidize Experimental Israeli Laser Weapons. mintpressnews.com The U.S.-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act would deepen Israel's access to grotesque weapons of war that have been developed by the U.S. military but have also been banned for use by American troops.

Ricardo Vaz, Venezuelanalysis (2019-03-23). No Revolution Without Feminism: Weaving Together Venezuela's Feminist Movements. venezuelanalysis.com Amidst a complex reality, feminist movements in Venezuela look to advance their struggle and build unity.

Wang Linggui (2019-03-23). China-Africa Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Africa Sees the Way Forward. globalresearch.ca As the first global initiative proposed by China, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) s a striking example of the country's new diplomatic concepts of promoting global development and governance, and maps out new routes and focus of future cooperation …

South Front (2019-03-23). Video: Armoured Beasts: Battle Tank Modifications of Syrian Army. globalresearch.ca Since the start of the Syrian war and until September 2015, when the Russians officially joined the conflict, the Syrian Army and its allies were suffering from a wide range of issues related to maintenance of their military equipment. The …

Norman Baker (2019-03-23). Video: The Mysterious Death of Dr. David Kelly. globalresearch.ca Introduction by Richard Galustian | As we contemplate the 16th anniversary this week of the start of the Iraq war, we are forced to ponder on the insanity of that decision by the US and UK in anticipation very soon of …

Zero Hedge (2019-03-23). Marines Seize Pacific Island as Training for War with China. globalresearch.ca The 31st U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) seized a tiny island and airfield with special operations airmen and soldiers as part of a new island-hopping strategy. | Last week, 31st MEU, backed by the 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Logistics …

United Nations (2019-03-23). Cyclone Idai: UNICEF warns of 'race against time' to protect children, prevent spread of disease in flood-ravaged Mozambique. un.org A week after the flooded Mozambican port of Beira was hit by Cyclone Idai, "aid agencies are barely beginning to see the scale of the damage", the head of UNICEF said on Saturday, as she called for more international support to help quickly get relief to more than a million people across the country and prevent the possible spread of waterborne diseases like cholera.

Peter Koenig (2019-03-23). Weaponizing the World Bank and the IMF. globalresearch.ca This is a transcript of the full interview with PressTV for their Program "Economic Divide", of which sections were aired in this broadcast — U.S. military use of IMF, World Bank. | *** | Background | Wikileaks revelation | Here is the link to

True Publica (2019-03-23). UK's National Debt Romps Passed £2 Trillion and No One Noticed. globalresearch.ca The UK national debt is the total amount of money the British government owes to the private sector and other purchasers of UK gilts. | In Nov 2018, UK public sector net debt was £1,7951.3 billion equivalent to around 84% of …

Haley Zaremba (2019-03-23). Is Beijing Losing Its Footing in South China Sea? globalresearch.ca The United States military launched nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers over the heavily disputed South China Sea last week, where they "conducted routine training". In these contested waters, the Chinese government has claimed ownership over reserves containing trillions of dollars worth …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-03-23). Interest Rates and the US Economy. The Capitulation of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. globalresearch.ca This past week, on March 20, 2019, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell announced the US central bank would not raise interest rates in 2019. The Fed's benchmark rate, called the Fed Funds rate, is thus frozen at 2.375% for the …

Trevor Aaronson (2019-03-23). Violent Far-Right Extremists Are Rarely Prosecuted as Terrorists. theintercept.com On a narrow street in Charlottesville, Virginia, James Alex Fields Jr. pressed the accelerator of his gray Dodge Challenger. Dozens of people were walking in front of him. They had come to protest Fields and hundreds of other white supremacists who'd descended on this pleasant Southern college town for the "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017. | "Our streets!" the protesters chanted in response to the white supremacists. "Our streets!" | When some protesters realized the gray car wasn't stopping, they screamed. Then came the scrapes and thuds and finally a crash as Fields barreled into the crowd, sending people…

Margot Williams (2019-03-23). How Individual States Have Criminalized Terrorism. theintercept.com The U.S. Department of Justice most often brings terrorism-related charges, but 34 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws that make committing acts of terrorism — and, in some cases, providing support to terrorists — state-level felonies. | Most of these laws were created in response to the 9/11 attacks. In all, 27 states passed anti-terrorism legislation in 2002. | In some states, terrorism is vaguely defined. Arkansas outlaws "terroristic acts" but does not say that such acts must be ideologically motivated, a requirement under the federal terrorism law. Maine prohibits what lawmakers…

teleSUR (2019-03-23). Venezuela Presents Evidence of Anti-Bolivarian Terrorism. telesurenglish.net The government of Venezuela announced the dismantling of a series of violent operations that were intended to be carried out in the country by mercenaries and assassins who entered the Venezuelan territory within the last few weeks. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Government Slams New Trump Sanctions Imposed to Cripple Economy | The Minister of…

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-23). Brexit Is Dead. globalresearch.ca Only its obituary remains to be written. In her heart of hearts, UK Prime Minister Theresa May opposed Brexit — overtly as home secretary, covertly as PM while pretending otherwise. | Majority UK parliamentarians rejected her no-Brexit/Brexit deal twice, agreeing only …

Jason Ditz (2019-03-23). UN Human Rights Council Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — In a 23-8 vote, the UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to endorse a report on Israel's treatment protests along the Gaza Strip, which determined that the government's actions amounted to war crimes against civilians in Gaza. The report itself was published in late February, and found that Israel intentionally shot both children and journalists in the Gaza …

RT (2019-03-23). Russiagaters recover from initial shock after Mueller probe winds up & are hell-bent on hunting on. rt.com Media and politicians who've spent about two years anticipating Robert Mueller's probe and to kick Donald Trump out of the White House, seem to have survived the first shock of its mundane end, but believe their fight is not over.

Alice Speri (2019-03-23). The Strange Tale of the FBI's Fictional "Black Identity Extremism" Movement. theintercept.com The only connection between the men referenced in the FBI's "black identity extremism" report, besides their race, is a thread of anger at police violence.

Alleen Brown (2019-03-23). How a Movement That Never Killed Anyone Became the FBI's No. 1 Domestic Terrorism Threat. theintercept.com Joe Dibee's 12 years on the lam came to an end last August, when Cuban authorities detained the 50-year-old environmental activist during a layover in Havana and turned him over to the United States. | More than a decade earlier, police and FBI agents had arrested a dozen of Dibee's associates in the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front within the span of a few months. They were charged with conspiring to burn down factories that slaughtered animals for meat, timber mills that disrupted sensitive ecosystems, government facilities that penned wild horses, and a ski resort perched on a pristine mounta…

Trevor Aaronson (2019-03-23). The Domestic Terrorism Law the Justice Department Forgot. theintercept.com Glendon Scott Crawford was a mechanic at General Electric in Schenectady, New York. A tall, slender, middle-aged man with rectangular eyeglasses, he was married with three children. By appearances, he was an unremarkable middle-class American. | But beneath Crawford's vanilla exterior lurked a white supremacist angry about President Barack Obama's election and contemptuous of upstate New York's sizable Muslim community. And he had ambitious plans to transform his hatred into violence. | He wanted to build a "death ray," a portable, remote-controlled radiological weapon made from medical equipment and off-the-shel…

WSWS (2019-03-23). Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivers Russia probe inquiry report. wsws.org The report to the US Justice Department late Friday brings to a conclusion the 22-month investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

RT (2019-03-23). Fox show guest mangles Venezuelan history, claims Chavez was president in 1980s (VIDEO). rt.com A guest who appeared on right-wing commentator Tomi Lahren's Fox News show appears to be very confused about Venezuela's history, chiefly the years of Hugo Chavez's term, despite it apparently directly affecting her own family.

WSWS (2019-03-23). Veteran photographer calls on young people to chronicle today's "social wars" wsws.org "There isn't a city in England you can't go to and find some poverty and unhappiness and tragedies."—Don McCullin…

Glenn Greenwald (2019-03-23). The Crux of the Accusations Against David Sirota From the Atlantic's Edward-Isaac Dovere is False. theintercept.com A rack of magazines, including The Atlantic, on display in a bookstore in San Francisco. | a sensationalistic series of accusations by reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere aimed at long-time journalist David Sirota, whose hiring by the Sanders 2020 presidential campaign as a speechwriter and adviser had just been announced earlier that day. The Atlantic article predictably and quickly went viral, ci…

STAFF (2019-03-22). Elizabeth Warren & Activists Target the Electoral College. therealnews.com Embedded in the Constitution, the Electoral College may be hard to eliminate. Our guest John R. Koza of National Popular Vote thinks it can be remade to serve the popular will…

Consortiumnews (2019-03-22). Impatient for Peace on the Korean Peninsula. consortiumnews.com Ann Wright reports on the launch earlier this month, in D.C. and New York, of the worldwide "Korea Peace Now" campaign. By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News While U.S.-North Korean contact is stalled, relations between North Korea and South… Read more →

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-03-22). Roaming Charges: Darn That (American) Dream. counterpunch.org + If the Democratic race boils down to Biden and Sanders, you'll have two candidates in their late 70s who voted three times to overthrow Saddam, approved the murderous sanctions on Iraq, supported the illegal war on Serbia, backed the racist and punitive Clinton Crime Bill and fronted a scheme to dump radioactive waste from More

Paul Street (2019-03-22). A Pox on the Houses of Trump and McCain, Huxleyan Media, and the Myth of "The Vietnam War" counterpunch.org Here's something arguably even more disgusting and pathetic than Trump's insane and ridiculous online conduct and his recent Twitter feuds with the House of McCain and George Conway: the constant and ritual outraged repetition of cable news commentators' and bipartisan politicos' claim that John McCain was a great "national war hero" who rose to "defend his country" during "The Vietnam War." More

Charles Pierson (2019-03-22). Rick Perry, the Saudis and a Dangerous Nuclear Deal. counterpunch.org Since January 2017, the Trump Administration has been in negotiations to allow a sale of two nuclear reactors designed by American companies to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is troubling for at least two reasons. First, nuclear reactors may provide the Saudis with a backdoor to a nuclear bomb. Second, a February 19 interim More

Marco Terrugi (2019-03-22). U.S. steps up diplomatic, economic pressure on Venezuela. workers.org With Jair Bolsonaro standing at his side in Washington [on March 19], Donald Trump repeated the now standard line — all options are on the table — referring to Venezuela. Bolsonaro, who had said it was necessary to "liberate Venezuela," also confirmed what was already known — his refusal to . . . | Continue reading U.S. steps up diplomatic, economic pressure on Venezuela at Workers.org

CounterSpin (2019-03-22). Robert Dreyfuss and Diana Duarte on the Media's Role in Iraq War. fair.org

SouthFront (2019-03-22). U.S. Special Operations: The New Face of America's War Machine. mintpressnews.com The U.S. military industrial complex does not desire large winnable wars, but "low-intensity" conflicts that last as long as possible. That is how the system retains power, maintains profits, and remains relevant.

Henry Giroux (2019-03-22). The Ghost of Fascism in the Post-Truth Era. counterpunch.org We do not live in a post-truth world and never have. On the contrary, we live in a pre-truth world where the truth has yet to arrive. As one of the primary currencies of politics, lies have a long history in the United States. For instance, state sponsored lies played a crucial ideological role in pushing the US into wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, legitimated the use of Torture under the Bush administration, and covered up the crimes of the financial elite in producing the economic crisis of 2008. Under Trump, lying has become a rhetorical gimmick in which everything that matters politically is denied, r…

Moshe Adler (2019-03-22). American Workers Should Want to Transfer Technology to China. counterpunch.org The US government is fighting with all it has to keep China behind in technology. In his State of the Union Address, President Trump claimed this is to stop "the theft of American jobs." But in reality this war on technological advancement in China destroys American jobs and hurts American consumers and entrepreneurs. The first More

H. Bruce Franklin (2019-03-22). Trump vs. McCain: an American Horror Story. counterpunch.org Why is Donald Trump deliberately picking a fight with the ghost of John McCain? It might seem he has nothing to gain and much to lose from this battle. Therefore many believe this is just more evidence of his narcissism, impulsiveness, and thoroughly nasty personality. Beware of underestimating Trump's skillful and devious political acumen. As often, the president is speaking in coded language to his base, which regards McCain as the Judas who betrayed all those thousands of American POWs left behind in Vietnam. More

STAFF (2019-03-22). Community Rallies To Defend Community Garden. therealnews.com The largest community garden in Baltimore is aiming to make Baltimore more sustainable and push the city toward zero-waste, but it is under threat of demolition by the city…

Miko Peled (2019-03-22). Gaza March of Return Architect Abu Artema Celebrates Its First-Year Anniversary. mintpressnews.com "Why would we die here in silence? We want our message to reach the world. We want to say to the world 'here there is a people. A people searching for a life of dignity, human rights and freedom.'" — Ahmed Abu Artema, architect of The March of Return…

Bruce E. Levine (2019-03-22). Right-Wing Psychiatry, Love-Me Liberals and the Anti-Authoritarian Left. counterpunch.org Many self-identified liberals are far more than "ten degrees to the right of center" with regard to psychiatry. With the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, and then even more so following 9/11 in 2001, the United States has swung so far to the right that many self-identified liberals embrace, often unwittingly, a right-wing view in many aspects of society, including psychiatry. More

Ron Jacobs (2019-03-22). Donald Cox: Tale of a Panther. counterpunch.org Donald Cox was the Black Panther Party's Field Marshal. He trained party members in the use and care of weapons. During the time he was involved with the Party in the United States, he served as a primary strategist for various operations. After he left the US, he went to Algeria where he was a More

Joseph Grosso (2019-03-22). New York's Hudson Yards: The Revanchist City Lives On. counterpunch.org As is often the case, a spurt of media attention on one event leaves any deeper issues virtually untouched. It was just over a month ago that Amazon announced it was pulling out of its highly subsidized deal to build one of its second headquarters in New York. Three billion in city and state subsidies More

STAFF (2019-03-22). Might Makes Right: Trump Endorses Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights. therealnews.com Trump tweeted that the US should recognize Israel's annexation of Syria's Golan Heights, which Israel has been occupying for 52 years. TRNN's Shir Hever explores what this means for the region…

Brian Wakamo (2019-03-22). March Madness: Unionize the NCAA. peoplesworld.org When Zion Williamson's foot broke through the sole of his Nike shoe on February 20th, the sporting world stood still. The consensus number one player in college basketball was playing in the biggest game of the season—North Carolina versus Duke—and suffered his startling injury in the opening minute. Williamson's sprained knee cost Nike $1.1 billion …

Ted Rall (2019-03-22). The Greatest Projects I Never Mad. counterpunch.org She was a terrible boss. But she was wise about work. "We are defined more by the business we refuse to take than the ones we do," she told me. That turned out to be true. My cartoons are notable for what they don't include: symbols like donkeys and elephants, labeled graphic metaphors, a reliance on caricature. More

Democracy Now! (2019-03-22). Headlines for March 22, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Tweets Support for Israeli Claim Over Occupied Golan Heights, Democratic Presidential Candidates Plan to Skip AIPAC Conference, House Oversight Chair: Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump Broke Federal Records Laws, Josh Kushner Wooed Saudi Investors Ahead of Jared's Trip to Riyadh, New Zealand Marks One Week Since Mosque Attacks with Call to Prayer, Pipe Bomber Cesar Sayoc, Who Targeted Trump Critics, Pleads Guilty, Boeing Jets That Crashed in Ethiopia, Indonesia Lacked Optional Safety Features, Iraq: 92 Dead in Mosul After Ferry Capsizes in Tigris River, China: Pesticide Plant Explosion Kills 47, Texas: Deer Park…

Fight Back (2019-03-22). Venezuela builds health sovereignty, in defiance of the U.S. government. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On March 20, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro visited Jipana, a large automated warehouse in the state of Miranda. Built with the cooperation of Chinese experts, Jipana – made up of five warehouses across Venezuela – has the capacity to store and distribute 100% of the antibiotic, hypoglycemic, hypertensive and analgesic needs for the tens of thousands of free community clinics that make up Mission Barrio Adentro, as well as all of the anti-malarial, anti-retroviral, anti-parasitic and contraceptive needs of the Mission's nationwide ambulance service. | While at…

Paul Dobson (2019-03-22). Venezuela President: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in 'Criminal' Measure. mintpressnews.com The move comes as the UN warned this week that US economic measures against Venezuela will have an "impact on human rights and wellbeing of the people."

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-22). UPDATED: US Sanctions Venezuelan Bank After Guaido Aide Accused of Leading 'Terrorist Cell'. venezuelanalysis.com After vowing "consequences" over Marrero's arrest, the US Treasury sanctioned Venezuela's development bank BANDES.

ACLU (2019-03-22). In Boston, People Are Charged With Crimes That Waste Taxpayers' Money and Prosecutors' Time. aclu.org When people in Boston are charged with certain low-level crimes and misdemeanors, prosecutors dismiss the charges nearly 60 percent of the time. | America's growing awareness of mass incarceration and the over-incarceration of people of color has sparked something nationwide: From Birmingham to Boston, voters are electing progressive, reform-minded prosecutors., , Suffolk County District Attorney candidate Rachael Rollins last year announced that, if elected, her office would decline to prosecute 15 misdemeanors and…

United Nations (2019-03-22). The sun's impact on Earth and weather celebrated, as planet marks World Meteorological Day. un.org Against a background of serious warnings against the effects of climate change, World Meteorological Day this year celebrates the crucial role played by the sun in powering all life on Earth, and in driving the weather, ocean currents and the hydrological cycle.

Common Dreams staff (2019-03-22). It's Mueller Time: ACLU Demands DOJ 'Swiftly' Release Special Counsel Report to the Public. commondreams.org "The American people have a right to know if President Trump and his associates coordinated with Russia to interfere in our elections, the full extent of Russian efforts to affect our elections, and any attempts to interfere with Special Counsel Mueller's investigation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

commondreams (2019-03-22). ACLU Calls for Public Release of Mueller Report on Russia Investigation. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Alan Macleod (2019-03-22). Bad News for The News: The Fox-Disney Merger Again Shortens the Media Menu. mintpressnews.com BURBANK, CALIFORNIA — The long-rumored Fox-Disney merger was made official Wednesday, as Disney closed on its purchase of much of Rupert Murdoch's media empire. The $73.1 dollar "merger" — more accurately described as an acquisition — continues a worrying trend of media consolidation and gives Disney control and ownership over a historic 35 to 40 percent of…

Alan Macleod (2019-03-22). Boeing 737 Max Case is Latest Example of Why Industry Can't Regulate Itself. mintpressnews.com Bound by laws and the competition of the market, corporations cannot be trusted to put human life before profit. Freeing companies from the "red tape" of regulation will inevitably lead to a Wild West in air travel, where accidents like the Ethiopian and Lion crashes occur more frequently.

2019-03-24: Social Media Postees

Trump 'Fuels Hate Against Muslims,' Ilhan Omar Says
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-24
The Los Angeles Daily News reported that hundreds of protesters rallied outside an event in Los Angeles, California on Saturday where U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota spoke to a Muslim-American civil rights group. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Calls US Iraq Invasion 'Illegal' on 16th Anniversary | The demonstrators were protesting Omar's presence at the fundraising event for the Council of American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles. "Burn the Quran!," "Ilhan Omar, go to hell!"
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Fuels-Hate-Against-Muslims-Ilhan-Omar-Says-20190324-0016.html

How the Media Distort News from Venezuela
Reese Erlich | commondreams.org | 2019-03-24
Members of activist group CodePink staged a protest at a hearing for U.S. special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams to testify before House Foreign Affairs Committee on Feb.13, 2019. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/24/how-media-distort-news-venezuela?cd-origin=rss

God is on the Side of Us Americans. "He May Guide Us to Use It [Nuclear Weapons] In His Ways and for His Purposes": Truman
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
Update | In recent developments, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intimated (invoking the Old Testament) that God had sent Trump to save Israel against Iran, According to Philip Giraldi: | "Mike Pompeo's view of the possible divine origin of the 2016 …
globalresearch.ca/god-is-on-the-side-of-us-americans-he-may-guide-us-to-use-it-nuclear-weapons-in-his-ways-and-for-his-purposes/5602892

Trump Regime Anti-Government Paramilitary Plot Uncovered in Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
On Saturday, Venezuelan President Maduro announced the capture of a Colombian paramilitary head of a (Trump regime) plot to oust him by brute force. More on this below. | So far, everything Trump regime hardliners threw at Venezuela to topple its …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-anti-government-paramilitary-plot-uncovered-venezuela/5672474

Ongoing Torture and Abuse of Chelsea Manning
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
For heroically revealing US high crimes of war and against humanity in Afghanistan and Iraq, Manning was subjected to appalling affronts to her dignity and fundamental rights. | For nearly seven years as a political prisoner, US authorities ruthlessly violated her …
globalresearch.ca/torture-abuse-chelsea-manning/5672477

U.K.'s 'Complicity' in Yemen War Exposed as 5 Soldiers Wounded
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-24
The U.K.'s Special Boat Service (SBS) troops have been injured in clashes with members of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, fighting against the Saudi-led coalition since March 2015. | RELATED: | Yemen: Houthi Forces Agree to Withdraw From 2 Ports | The injured soldiers were repatriated back to the U.K. to recover, the report said. | "The guys are fighting in the inhospitable desert and mountainous terrain against highly committed and well-equipped Houthi rebels. The SBS's role is mainly tr…
telesurenglish.net/news/U.K.s-Complicity-in-Yemen-War-Exposed-as-5-Soldiers-Wounded-20190324-0009.html

Venezuela Update: UN Human Rights Report, More Sanctions
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-24
UN Human Rights Commissioner presented a critical report on Venezuela, which the government denounced for ignoring opposition violence. Meanwhile, the Trump administration introduced even more sanctions on the economically reeling country…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuela-update-un-human-rights-report-more-sanctions

US-led Genocidal War and Destruction of Socialism: 20 Years after the NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia
Prof. John McMurtry | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
It is important to remember the long war of economic destabilization that occurred years before and after the bombing to destroy federal Yugoslavia's market socialism. From Yugoslavia to Iraq to Libya, where does it stop?
globalresearch.ca/us-led-genocidal-war-and-destruction-of-socialism-20-years-after-the-nato-bombing-of-yugoslavia/5672520

As Uber Gets Ready to Turn Public, L.A. Drivers Prepare a Strike
Donald Kaufman | truthdig.com | 2019-03-24
After per-mile pay is slashed by 25 percent, a group seeks a livable wage, a cap on the company's commissions and a voice going forward.
truthdig.com/articles/as-uber-gets-ready-to-turn-public-l-a-drivers-prepare-a-strike/

Killing for Credibility: A Look Back at the 1999 NATO Air War on Serbia
Brett Wilkins | commondreams.org | 2019-03-24
A man leads his daughter away from destroyed buildings after NATO air strikes hammered the center of Pristina, the Kosovo capital during the 1999 bombing campaign. (Photo: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/24/killing-credibility-look-back-1999-nato-air-war-serbia?cd-origin=rss

PEPE ESCOBAR: Empire of Chaos in Hybrid War Overdrive
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-24
The Trump administration's foreign policy may be easily deconstructed as a crossover between The Sopranos and late-night comedy, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar in Bangkok Special to Consortium News Is this the Age of Anxiety? The Age of Stupidity?… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/24/empire-of-chaos-in-hybrid-war-overdrive/

Two Major Quakes Hit Indonesia Within Hours
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-24
Indonesia has been hit hard by earthquakes over the past 24 hours with the latest jolting North Maluku province in the eastern part of the archipelagic country with a 6.1-magnitude quake Sunday morning. No tsunami warning has been issued. | RELATED: | Indonesia Flash Flood Death Toll Rises to 89, 74 Still Missing | The quake epicenter was located 141 km northeast of Bitung, Indonesia at a depth of 37 km, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). | The quake was f…
telesurenglish.net/news/Two-Major-Quakes-Hit-Indonesia-Within-Hours-20190324-0003.html

Selected Articles: "Profit over People"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …
globalresearch.ca/profit-people/5672508

Could US recognition of Golan Heights as part of Israel lead to War?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-24
Donald Trump said via Twitter that it was time for the USA to ´fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and regional stability ª. Between the 5th and 10th of June 1967, during a war called the Six-Day War, Israel occupied 1200 …
uwidata.com/2827-could-us-recognition-of-golan-heights-as-part-of-israel-lead-to-war/

Scientists from Around the World Call for Immediate Halt to 'Genetically Altered Children'
Derrick Broze | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
Scientists and ethicists from around the world are warning of the consequences of failing to implement a temporary global halt on gene editing of human eggs, embryos, and sperm. | In a letter to the journal Nature, 18 scientists and …
globalresearch.ca/scientists-world-call-immediate-halt-genetically-altered-children/5672485

Bolivia's Morales on Sea Day: 'Determined to Return to Sea'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-24
During this year's Sea Day festivities in Bolivia, President Evo Morales said, "The (United Nations International) Court (of Justice) has not rejected our historic and unwavering maritime demand." | RELATED: | Sea Day in Bolivia: Evo Morales Still Hopeful After 137 Years | Each March 23 the land-locked Andean country celebrates Sea Day as an act of resistance against the beginning of the Pacific War with Chile that started in 1879 and resulted in Chile's taking some 400 km of B…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivias-Morales-on-Sea-Day-Determined-to-Return-to-Sea-20190324-0001.html

Pompeo: God Sent Trump to Invade Iran
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
Reading recent remarks made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, it is obvious we have crossed over from light to dark into the twilight zone. | This must be the Old Testament God, because it has nothing to do with …
globalresearch.ca/pompeo-god-sent-trump-to-invade-iran/5672472

Mueller Finds Trump Campaign Did Not Conspire With Russia, DOJ Says
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-24
The special counsel did not come to a definitive answer on whether the president obstructed justice, attorney general tells Congress.
truthdig.com/articles/mueller-finds-trump-campaign-did-not-conspire-with-russia-doj-says/

Russia Inquiry: No Evidence of Collusion, No Ruling on Obstruction
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-24
Attorney General WIlliam Barr sent a letter to Congress summarizing the results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation on possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. The text of Barr's letter is below. | AG March 24 2019 Letter to … by on Scribd…
truthdig.com/articles/russia-inquiry-no-evidence-of-collusion-no-ruling-on-obstruction/

US Has a Plan for Eastern Syria, and It Relies on ISIS
Ahmad Al Khaled | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
After over a month of fierce clashes in the last stronghold of Islamic State in Baghuz village, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have announced "final defeat" of the terror group. | SDF, a force comprised of Kurdish and Arab units that is …
globalresearch.ca/us-eastern-syria-relies-isis/5672489

Water Is Life — They Are Stealing Our Livelihood and We Aren't Even Noticing
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
This article was first published on World Water Day, 22 March 2018. | Author's Update, March 24, 2019: Today is World Water Day 2019 — and the situation has become much worse. | Today, Jair Bolsonaro, is Brazil's President, pushed in …
globalresearch.ca/water-life/5633171

Brazil's Bolsonaro Auctions 12 Airports to Private Operators
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will auction Friday contracts to operate 12 airports, a measure which is expected to raise about US$921 million in [so-called] private investments. | The auction will be carried out at the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange and concession …
globalresearch.ca/brazils-bolsonaro-auctions-12-airports-private-operators/5672504

China: From Population Dividend to Reform Dividend
Cai Fang | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
Citing the forecast by the United Nations' Population Division, recently published Green Book of Population and Labor (2019) edited by Institute of Population and Labor Economics, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences announced that China's population will reach its peak …
globalresearch.ca/china-from-population-dividend-to-reform-dividend/5672352

Twenty years Ago: The Tragedy of Kosovo
Prof. Philip Hammond | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
Twenty years ago this week, NATO launched its first major military campaign. The US, Britain and other NATO powers pounded Serbia for 78 days. This was not a purely military operation: NATO also destroyed what it called 'dual-use' targets, …
globalresearch.ca/twenty-years-ago-the-tragedy-of-kosovo/5672492

Leaked Audio Exposes Oil & Gas Execs Laughing with Joy over Cozy Access to Trump Officials
Jon Queally | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
A newly-leaked audio recording reveals that oil and gas executives in a private meeting were "giddy" with laughter in the summer of 2017 as they rejoiced over the "unprecedented access" they were being given to the highest levels of the …
globalresearch.ca/leaked-audio-exposes-oil-gas-execs-access-trump-officials/5672494

Amid the March Madness, a Call to Unionize the NCAA
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-24
When Zion Williamson's foot broke through the sole of his Nike shoe on Feb. 20, the sporting world stood still. | The consensus number one player in college basketball was playing in the biggest game of the season — North Carolina versus Duke — and suffered his startling injury in the opening minute. Williamson's sprained knee cost Nike $1.1 billion in stock market valuation the next day. | The injury came on the doorstep of March Madness, the NCAA's most profitable event of the year — to the tune of $900 million in reven…
truthdig.com/articles/its-march-madness-unionize-the-ncaa/

Mueller probe finds no collusion or conspiracy between Trump & Russia
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-24
Attorney General William Barr has released a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's much-anticipated report, finding no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016. | …
rt.com/usa/454644-mueller-probe-report-details/

'One of the greatest hoaxes in US history': Russiagate narrative's peddlers to be held accountable?
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-24
The Democrats and mass media should be held accountable for weaponizing the Mueller probe against Trump, ruining US-Russia ties and the lives of many Americans, 'collusion skeptics' tell RT, after suffering years of vilification. | …
rt.com/usa/454648-mueller-russiagate-hoax-reckoning/

US Must Stop Threatening ICC Over War Crime Probes, UN Experts Warn
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-24
(MEE) — Two United Nations experts have urged the United States to stop making threats against the International Criminal Court, saying recent statements by top Trump administration officials may hinder the work of the international body. In a statement shared by the UN's human rights body (OHCHR), the experts expressed concern on Friday about specific comments made …

US Must Stop Threatening ICC Over War Crime Probes, UN Experts Warn

Thousands of Argentines March on Memorial Day
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-24
24 de marzo de 2019, 12: 08Buenos Aires, March 24 (Prensa Latina) Like every year, thousands of Argentines will march Sunday towards the Plaza de Mayo, symbol of so many struggles and days of resistance, on the National Memorial Day for Truth and Justice.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Talk by Odile Hugonot-Haber: From a war system to a peace culture – lift and shift
Slingshot collective | indybay.org | 2019-03-24
Long Haul infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley – Across from La Pena – corner of Woolsey and Shattuck – 2 blocks from Ashby BART…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/24/18822196.php

Cabinet Ministers Swarm To Oust Britain's Highly Unpopular PM
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-24
British Prime Minister Theresa May may be out of the job sooner rather than later as her own senior ministers are calling to replace the PM who can't get her Brexit agreement through parliament. UK news outlet The Sunday Times says her deputy and Conservative Party leader, David Lidington will be the one to lead the government prior to new polls. | RELATED: | May Accepts EU Offer to Extend Brexit Deadline | London's The Sunday Times reports that the news outlet had spoken with all 11 cabinet m…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cabinet-Ministers-Swarm-To-Oust-Britains-Highly-Unpopular-PM-20190324-0004.html

The Political-Military Ideology of North Korea
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2019-03-24
NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/23/18822171.php

What Democratic Socialism Is and Is Not
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-03-24
In recent weeks, Donald Trump and other Republicans have begun to tar their Democratic opponents with the "socialist" brush, contending that the adoption of socialist policies will transform the United States into a land of dictatorship and poverty. "Democrat lawmakers are now embracing socialism," Trump warned the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in early March. Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/what-democratic-socialism-is-and-is-not/

Russian Troops, Aid Arrive in Venezuela After Delivering Red Line Warning to Trump
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-24
(ZH) — Just days after a high-level meeting in Rome this week, during which Russia reiterated a grave warning to the US — Moscow will not tolerate American military intervention to topple the Venezuelan government with whom it is allied — it appears Russia is taking no chances with its South American ally. After the Rome meeting, Ryabkov said bluntly: …

Russian Troops, Aid Arrive in Venezuela After Delivering Red Line Warning to Trump

'Complete & total exoneration!' Trump says it's a shame US had to go through Mueller's witch hunt
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-24
President Trump has enthusiastically greeted Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, which found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in 2016, and called it a "Complete and Total EXONERATION." | …
rt.com/usa/454645-trump-reactions-mueller-report/

With Mueller finished, US media turns to… John Travolta for collusion gossip
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-24
With Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe wrapped up, one can't blame the liberal media for trying to keep the 'Russian Collusion' narrative on life support. Enter the latest Russian agent: 'Grease' star John Travolta. | …
rt.com/usa/454636-john-travolta-russia-mueller/

Come l'Italia conquisto' lo ´status di grande paese ª
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-24
Il 24 marzo 1999, la seduta del Senato riprende alle 20,35 con una comunicazione dell'on. Sergio Mattarella, allora vice-presidente del governo D'Alema (Ulivo — Pdci — Udeur): ´Onorevoli senatori, come le agenzie hanno informato, alle ore 18,45 sono iniziate le …
globalresearch.ca/come-litalia-conquisto-lo-status-di-grande-paese/5671968

Oil Giants Spent $1 bn on Greenwashing PR
Patrick Galey | zcomm.org | 2019-03-24
As planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions hit their highest levels in human history in 2018, the five companies wracked up total profits of $55 billion…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/oil-giants-spent-1-bn-on-greenwashing-pr/

Trump Official Boasts Crippling US Sanctions on Venezuela Are Like Darth Vader's Death Grip
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-23
A Trump administration official bragged that US sanctions on Venezuela are "like in Star Wars when Darth Vader constricts somebody's…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/23/trump-official-us-sanctions-venezuela-darth-vader/

UN chief welcomes establishment of inclusive government in Central African Republic
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-23
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the establishment in the Central African Republic (CAR) of a government in line with an early February peace deal struck with more than a dozen armed groups active in the country.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1035331

Thirty Years after Venezuela's 'Caracazo': A Conversation with Livia Vargas
Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-23
During three days in late February 1989, the Venezuelan people rose up to protest the newly-elected government's neoliberal policies. The repression that followed left thousands dead, but the rebellion spelled the end of an epoch and the beginning of another…
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14400

Human Rights as Seen by the White House: Concessions to Israel Are Notable
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-23
The State Department's just issued annual Human Rights Report for 2018 is a disgrace, a document so heavily politicized by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his crew of hardliners that it might be regarded as a model in how …
globalresearch.ca/human-rights-white-house-concessions-israel/5672400

What Can We Do? They Are Insane!
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-23
Pompeo clearly believes that this is all part of some divine plan. Anyone who persists in thinking that nations should pursue policies that are rational and based on genuine interests should be appalled by the Pompeo comments and fearful of what the consequences might be.
globalresearch.ca/what-can-we-do-they-are-insane/5672396

New Bill Would See US Taxpayers Subsidize Experimental Israeli Laser Weapons
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-23
The U.S.-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act would deepen Israel's access to grotesque weapons of war that have been developed by the U.S. military but have also been banned for use by American troops.
mintpressnews.com/new-bill-would-see-us-taxpayers-subsidize-experimental-israel-laser-weapons/256485/

No Revolution Without Feminism: Weaving Together Venezuela's Feminist Movements
Ricardo Vaz, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-23
Amidst a complex reality, feminist movements in Venezuela look to advance their struggle and build unity.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14399

Video: Armoured Beasts: Battle Tank Modifications of Syrian Army
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-23
Since the start of the Syrian war and until September 2015, when the Russians officially joined the conflict, the Syrian Army and its allies were suffering from a wide range of issues related to maintenance of their military equipment. The …
globalresearch.ca/battle-tank-modifications-syrian-army/5672421

Democratic Hopefuls Reject AIPAC
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-23
So far no Democratic presidential candidates have committed to speaking at this year's American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference. Is this a shift in Democratic foreign policy towards Israel? What does this mean for AIPAC, one of the country's most influential lobby groups?
therealnews.com/stories/democratic-hopefuls-reject-aipac

China-Africa Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Africa Sees the Way Forward
Wang Linggui | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-23
As the first global initiative proposed by China, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) s a striking example of the country's new diplomatic concepts of promoting global development and governance, and maps out new routes and focus of future cooperation …
globalresearch.ca/china-africa-cooperation-under-the-belt-and-road-initiative-bri-africa-sees-the-way-forward/5672354

American History for Truthdiggers: A Cruel, Costly and Anxious 'Cold' War
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-03-23
In the aftermath of World War II, the U.S. found a new enemy–its recent Soviet ally–and a new kind of conflict was born.
truthdig.com/articles/american-history-for-truthdiggers-a-cruel-costly-and-anxious-cold-war/

Video: The Mysterious Death of Dr. David Kelly
Norman Baker | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-23
Introduction by Richard Galustian | As we contemplate the 16th anniversary this week of the start of the Iraq war, we are forced to ponder on the insanity of that decision by the US and UK in anticipation very soon of …
globalresearch.ca/mysterious-death-dr-david-kelly/5672425

Marines Seize Pacific Island as Training for War with China
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-23
The 31st U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) seized a tiny island and airfield with special operations airmen and soldiers as part of a new island-hopping strategy. | Last week, 31st MEU, backed by the 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Logistics …
globalresearch.ca/marines-seize-pacific-island-training-war-china/5672442

Cyclone Idai: UNICEF warns of 'race against time' to protect children, prevent spread of disease in flood-ravaged Mozambique
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-23
A week after the flooded Mozambican port of Beira was hit by Cyclone Idai, "aid agencies are barely beginning to see the scale of the damage", the head of UNICEF said on Saturday, as she called for more international support to help quickly get relief to more than a million people across the country and prevent the possible spread of waterborne diseases like cholera.
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The never-ending FATF dispute in Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-23
One of the most complicated debates among politicians and economists in Iran is whether or not the country should join the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)… but what is the FATF and why has it become the center of such an important dispute? The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers …
uwidata.com/2813-the-never-ending-fatf-dispute-in-iran/

UK's National Debt Romps Passed £2 Trillion and No One Noticed
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-23
The UK national debt is the total amount of money the British government owes to the private sector and other purchasers of UK gilts. | In Nov 2018, UK public sector net debt was £1,7951.3 billion equivalent to around 84% of …
globalresearch.ca/uks-national-debt-romps-passed-2-trillion-and-no-one-noticed/5672452

Is Beijing Losing Its Footing in South China Sea?
Haley Zaremba | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-23
The United States military launched nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers over the heavily disputed South China Sea last week, where they "conducted routine training". In these contested waters, the Chinese government has claimed ownership over reserves containing trillions of dollars worth …
globalresearch.ca/is-beijing-losing-its-footing-in-south-china-sea/5672448

Weaponizing the World Bank and the IMF
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-23
This is a transcript of the full interview with PressTV for their Program "Economic Divide", of which sections were aired in this broadcast — U.S. military use of IMF, World Bank. | *** | Background | Wikileaks revelation | Here is the link to …
globalresearch.ca/weaponizing-world-bank-imf/5672431

Interest Rates and the US Economy. The Capitulation of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-23
This past week, on March 20, 2019, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell announced the US central bank would not raise interest rates in 2019. The Fed's benchmark rate, called the Fed Funds rate, is thus frozen at 2.375% for the …
globalresearch.ca/interest-rates-and-the-us-economy-the-capitulation-of-federal-reserve-chairman-jerome-powell/5672436

Violent Far-Right Extremists Are Rarely Prosecuted as Terrorists
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2019-03-23
On a narrow street in Charlottesville, Virginia, James Alex Fields Jr. pressed the accelerator of his gray Dodge Challenger. Dozens of people were walking in front of him. They had come to protest Fields and hundreds of other white supremacists who'd descended on this pleasant Southern college town for the "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017. | "Our streets!" the protesters chanted in response to the white supremacists. "Our streets!" | When some protesters realized the gray car wasn't stopping, they screamed. Then came the scrapes and thuds and finally a crash as Fields barreled into the crowd, sending people…
theintercept.com/2019/03/23/domestic-terrorism-fbi-prosecutions/

Fox show guest mangles Venezuelan history, claims Chavez was president in 1980s (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-23
A guest who appeared on right-wing commentator Tomi Lahren's Fox News show appears to be very confused about Venezuela's history, chiefly the years of Hugo Chavez's term, despite it apparently directly affecting her own family. | …
rt.com/usa/454575-tomi-lahren-hugo-chavez/

The Domestic Terrorism Law the Justice Department Forgot
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2019-03-23
Glendon Scott Crawford was a mechanic at General Electric in Schenectady, New York. A tall, slender, middle-aged man with rectangular eyeglasses, he was married with three children. By appearances, he was an unremarkable middle-class American. | But beneath Crawford's vanilla exterior lurked a white supremacist angry about President Barack Obama's election and contemptuous of upstate New York's sizable Muslim community. And he had ambitious plans to transform his hatred into violence. | He wanted to build a "death ray," a portable, remote-controlled radiological weapon made from medical equipment and off-the-shel…
theintercept.com/2019/03/23/domestic-terrorism-material-support-law/

The Crux of the Accusations Against David Sirota From the Atlantic's Edward-Isaac Dovere is False
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-03-23
A rack of magazines, including The Atlantic, on display in a bookstore in San Francisco. | a sensationalistic series of accusations by reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere aimed at long-time journalist David Sirota, whose hiring by the Sanders 2020 presidential campaign as a speechwriter and adviser had just been announced earlier that day. The Atlantic article predictably and quickly went viral, ci…
theintercept.com/2019/03/23/the-crux-of-the-accusations-against-david-sirota-from-the-atlantics-edward-isaac-dovere-is-false/

How a Movement That Never Killed Anyone Became the FBI's No. 1 Domestic Terrorism Threat
Alleen Brown | theintercept.com | 2019-03-23
Joe Dibee's 12 years on the lam came to an end last August, when Cuban authorities detained the 50-year-old environmental activist during a layover in Havana and turned him over to the United States. | More than a decade earlier, police and FBI agents had arrested a dozen of Dibee's associates in the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front within the span of a few months. They were charged with conspiring to burn down factories that slaughtered animals for meat, timber mills that disrupted sensitive ecosystems, government facilities that penned wild horses, and a ski resort perched on a pristine mounta…
theintercept.com/2019/03/23/ecoterrorism-fbi-animal-rights/

Brexit Is Dead
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-23
Only its obituary remains to be written. In her heart of hearts, UK Prime Minister Theresa May opposed Brexit — overtly as home secretary, covertly as PM while pretending otherwise. | Majority UK parliamentarians rejected her no-Brexit/Brexit deal twice, agreeing only …
globalresearch.ca/brexit-dead/5672418

How Individual States Have Criminalized Terrorism
Margot Williams | theintercept.com | 2019-03-23
The U.S. Department of Justice most often brings terrorism-related charges, but 34 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws that make committing acts of terrorism — and, in some cases, providing support to terrorists — state-level felonies. | Most of these laws were created in response to the 9/11 attacks. In all, 27 states passed anti-terrorism legislation in 2002. | In some states, terrorism is vaguely defined. Arkansas outlaws "terroristic acts" but does not say that such acts must be ideologically motivated, a requirement under the federal terrorism law. Maine prohibits what lawmakers…
theintercept.com/2019/03/23/state-domestic-terrorism-laws/

Russiagaters recover from initial shock after Mueller probe winds up & are hell-bent on hunting on
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-23
Media and politicians who've spent about two years anticipating Robert Mueller's probe and to kick Donald Trump out of the White House, seem to have survived the first shock of its mundane end, but believe their fight is not over. | …
rt.com/usa/454595-mueller-probe-trump-bashers-russiagate/

Veteran photographer calls on young people to chronicle today's "social wars"
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-23
"There isn't a city in England you can't go to and find some poverty and unhappiness and tragedies."–Don McCullin…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

UN Human Rights Council Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-23
(ANTIWAR.COM) — In a 23-8 vote, the UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to endorse a report on Israel's treatment protests along the Gaza Strip, which determined that the government's actions amounted to war crimes against civilians in Gaza. The report itself was published in late February, and found that Israel intentionally shot both children and journalists in the Gaza …
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivers Russia probe inquiry report
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-23
The report to the US Justice Department late Friday brings to a conclusion the 22-month investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Venezuela Presents Evidence of Anti-Bolivarian Terrorism
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-23
The government of Venezuela announced the dismantling of a series of violent operations that were intended to be carried out in the country by mercenaries and assassins who entered the Venezuelan territory within the last few weeks. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Government Slams New Trump Sanctions Imposed to Cripple Economy | The Minister of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Presents-Evidence-of-Anti-Bolivarian-Terrorism-20190323-0014.html

The Strange Tale of the FBI's Fictional "Black Identity Extremism" Movement
Alice Speri | theintercept.com | 2019-03-23
The only connection between the men referenced in the FBI's "black identity extremism" report, besides their race, is a thread of anger at police violence.
theintercept.com/2019/03/23/black-identity-extremist-fbi-domestic-terrorism/

Elizabeth Warren & Activists Target the Electoral College
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-22
Embedded in the Constitution, the Electoral College may be hard to eliminate. Our guest John R. Koza of National Popular Vote thinks it can be remade to serve the popular will…
therealnews.com/stories/elizabeth-warren-activists-target-the-electoral-college

Impatient for Peace on the Korean Peninsula
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-22
Ann Wright reports on the launch earlier this month, in D.C. and New York, of the worldwide "Korea Peace Now" campaign. By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News While U.S.-North Korean contact is stalled, relations between North Korea and South… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/22/impatient-for-peace-on-the-korean-peninsula/

Roaming Charges: Darn That (American) Dream
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
+ If the Democratic race boils down to Biden and Sanders, you'll have two candidates in their late 70s who voted three times to overthrow Saddam, approved the murderous sanctions on Iraq, supported the illegal war on Serbia, backed the racist and punitive Clinton Crime Bill and fronted a scheme to dump radioactive waste from…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/22/roaming-charges-darn-that-american-dream/

A Pox on the Houses of Trump and McCain, Huxleyan Media, and the Myth of "The Vietnam War"
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
Here's something arguably even more disgusting and pathetic than Trump's insane and ridiculous online conduct and his recent Twitter feuds with the House of McCain and George Conway: the constant and ritual outraged repetition of cable news commentators' and bipartisan politicos' claim that John McCain was a great "national war hero" who rose to "defend his country" during "The Vietnam War."
counterpunch.org/2019/03/22/a-pox-on-the-houses-of-trump-and-mccain-huxleyan-media-and-the-myth-of-the-vietnam-war/

The Greatest Projects I Never Mad
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
She was a terrible boss. But she was wise about work. "We are defined more by the business we refuse to take than the ones we do," she told me. That turned out to be true. My cartoons are notable for what they don't include: symbols like donkeys and elephants, labeled graphic metaphors, a reliance on caricature.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/22/the-greatest-projects-i-never-mad/

Rick Perry, the Saudis and a Dangerous Nuclear Deal
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
Since January 2017, the Trump Administration has been in negotiations to allow a sale of two nuclear reactors designed by American companies to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is troubling for at least two reasons. First, nuclear reactors may provide the Saudis with a backdoor to a nuclear bomb. Second, a February 19 interim…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/22/rick-perry-the-saudis-and-a-dangerous-nuclear-deal/

U.S. steps up diplomatic, economic pressure on Venezuela
Marco Terrugi | workers.org | 2019-03-22
With Jair Bolsonaro standing at his side in Washington [on March 19], Donald Trump repeated the now standard line — all options are on the table — referring to Venezuela. Bolsonaro, who had said it was necessary to "liberate Venezuela," also confirmed what was already known — his refusal to . . . | Continue reading U.S. steps up diplomatic, economic pressure on Venezuela at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/03/21/u-s-steps-up-diplomatic-economic-pressure-on-venezuela/

Venezuela President: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in 'Criminal' Measure
Paul Dobson | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
The move comes as the UN warned this week that US economic measures against Venezuela will have an "impact on human rights and wellbeing of the people."
mintpressnews.com/venezuela-claims-us-withholding-5bn-of-medical-supplies/256441/

UPDATED: US Sanctions Venezuelan Bank After Guaido Aide Accused of Leading 'Terrorist Cell'
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-22
After vowing "consequences" over Marrero's arrest, the US Treasury sanctioned Venezuela's development bank BANDES.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14398

Venezuela builds health sovereignty, in defiance of the U.S. government
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-22
Chicago, IL – On March 20, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro visited Jipana, a large automated warehouse in the state of Miranda. Built with the cooperation of Chinese experts, Jipana – made up of five warehouses across Venezuela – has the capacity to store and distribute 100% of the antibiotic, hypoglycemic, hypertensive and analgesic needs for the tens of thousands of free community clinics that make up Mission Barrio Adentro, as well as all of the anti-malarial, anti-retroviral, anti-parasitic and contraceptive needs of the Mission's nationwide ambulance service. | While at…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/22/venezuela-builds-health-sovereignty-defiance-us-government

In Boston, People Are Charged With Crimes That Waste Taxpayers' Money and Prosecutors' Time
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-22
When people in Boston are charged with certain low-level crimes and misdemeanors, prosecutors dismiss the charges nearly 60 percent of the time. | America's growing awareness of mass incarceration and the over-incarceration of people of color has sparked something nationwide: From Birmingham to Boston, voters are electing progressive, reform-minded prosecutors., , Suffolk County District Attorney candidate Rachael Rollins last year announced that, if elected, her office would decline to prosecute 15 misdemeanors and…
aclu.org/blog/smart-justice/prosecutorial-reform/boston-people-are-charged-crimes-waste-taxpayers-money-and

Community Rallies To Defend Community Garden
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-22
The largest community garden in Baltimore is aiming to make Baltimore more sustainable and push the city toward zero-waste, but it is under threat of demolition by the city…
therealnews.com/stories/community-rallies-to-defend-community-garden

U.S. Special Operations: The New Face of America's War Machine
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
The U.S. military industrial complex does not desire large winnable wars, but "low-intensity" conflicts that last as long as possible. That is how the system retains power, maintains profits, and remains relevant.
mintpressnews.com/u-s-special-operations-the-new-face-of-americas-war-machine/256431/

American Workers Should Want to Transfer Technology to China
Moshe Adler | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
The US government is fighting with all it has to keep China behind in technology. In his State of the Union Address, President Trump claimed this is to stop "the theft of American jobs." But in reality this war on technological advancement in China destroys American jobs and hurts American consumers and entrepreneurs. The first…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/22/american-workers-should-want-to-transfer-technology-to-china/

Trump vs. McCain: an American Horror Story
H. Bruce Franklin | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
Why is Donald Trump deliberately picking a fight with the ghost of John McCain? It might seem he has nothing to gain and much to lose from this battle. Therefore many believe this is just more evidence of his narcissism, impulsiveness, and thoroughly nasty personality. Beware of underestimating Trump's skillful and devious political acumen. As often, the president is speaking in coded language to his base, which regards McCain as the Judas who betrayed all those thousands of American POWs left behind in Vietnam.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/22/trump-vs-mccain-an-american-horror-story/

Robert Dreyfuss and Diana Duarte on the Media's Role in Iraq War
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-03-22
fair.org/home/robert-dreyfuss-and-diana-duarte-on-the-medias-role-in-iraq-war/

The sun's impact on Earth and weather celebrated, as planet marks World Meteorological Day
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-22
Against a background of serious warnings against the effects of climate change, World Meteorological Day this year celebrates the crucial role played by the sun in powering all life on Earth, and in driving the weather, ocean currents and the hydrological cycle.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1035251

The Ghost of Fascism in the Post-Truth Era
Henry Giroux | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
We do not live in a post-truth world and never have. On the contrary, we live in a pre-truth world where the truth has yet to arrive. As one of the primary currencies of politics, lies have a long history in the United States. For instance, state sponsored lies played a crucial ideological role in pushing the US into wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, legitimated the use of Torture under the Bush administration, and covered up the crimes of the financial elite in producing the economic crisis of 2008. Under Trump, lying has become a rhetorical gimmick in which everything that matters politically is denied, r…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/22/the-ghost-of-fascism-in-the-post-truth-era/

ACLU Calls for Public Release of Mueller Report on Russia Investigation
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/03/22/aclu-calls-public-release-mueller-report-russia-investigation?cd-origin=rss

It's Mueller Time: ACLU Demands DOJ 'Swiftly' Release Special Counsel Report to the Public
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
"The American people have a right to know if President Trump and his associates coordinated with Russia to interfere in our elections, the full extent of Russian efforts to affect our elections, and any attempts to interfere with Special Counsel Mueller's investigation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/22/its-mueller-time-aclu-demands-doj-swiftly-release-special-counsel-report-public?cd-origin=rss

Boeing 737 Max Case is Latest Example of Why Industry Can't Regulate Itself
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
Bound by laws and the competition of the market, corporations cannot be trusted to put human life before profit. Freeing companies from the "red tape" of regulation will inevitably lead to a Wild West in air travel, where accidents like the Ethiopian and Lion crashes occur more frequently.
mintpressnews.com/boeing-737-max-case-is-latest-example-of-why-industry-cant-regulate-itself/256472/

U.S. to International Criminal Court: We Will Break Your Legs
Andre Vltchek | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
If the ICC begins and is allowed to investigate crimes against humanity committed by the West, the entire twisted concept of the U.S. and Europe being pioneers of freedom and democracy could easily and quickly collapse.
mintpressnews.com/u-s-international-criminal-court-will-break-legs/256422/

Bad News for The News: The Fox-Disney Merger Again Shortens the Media Menu
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA — The long-rumored Fox-Disney merger was made official Wednesday, as Disney closed on its purchase of much of Rupert Murdoch's media empire. The $73.1 dollar "merger" — more accurately described as an acquisition — continues a worrying trend of media consolidation and gives Disney control and ownership over a historic 35 to 40 percent of…
mintpressnews.com/bad-news-news-fox-disney-merger-shortens-media-menu/256461/

Gaza March of Return Architect Abu Artema Celebrates Its First-Year Anniversary
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-22
"Why would we die here in silence? We want our message to reach the world. We want to say to the world 'here there is a people. A people searching for a life of dignity, human rights and freedom.'" — Ahmed Abu Artema, architect of The March of Return…
mintpressnews.com/palestinian-march-of-return-architect-abu-artema-celebrates-its-first-year-anniversary/256447/

Achieving Escape Velocity
Christy Rodgers | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
I grew up with the idea that leaving Earth was inevitable. The Space Age had arrived and the sky was no limit. Per ardua ad astra was no longer a metaphor; it would happen, it was happening. Invisible radiation traveled through the air every afternoon to bring me indelible images of humans in space, benignly,…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/22/achieving-escape-velocity/

US Higher Education Influence Takes a Different Turn
Peter Mayo | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
The official opening of the American University of Malta (AUM) on Friday 8thMarch foregrounds a new trend in USA Higher Education influence in the Mediterranean and elsewhere. The term 'American' is being applied to universities which are not US-driven at all but which simply adopt the US university style of operation and system. The AUM…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/22/110244/

Let's Not Restore or Mythologize Obama
Jeff Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
With former Vice President Joe Biden seemingly ready to join the presidential race, a Washington Post reporter wrote: "Biden and his allies picture an election that poses a choice between four more years of Trump disruption and a chance to restore the Obama administration." Ah, the hope of an Obama restoration! But is a "return to normalcy"
counterpunch.org/2019/03/22/lets-not-restore-or-mythologize-obama/

There's Plenty of Wealth to Go Around, But It Doesn't
Bob Lord | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
Get ready to hear a lot about baking this campaign season. When it comes to how wealth is distributed in this country, "pie" is a favorite pundit metaphor. Some politicians want to "re-divide the pie," so everyone's slice is more equal in size. But that's "socialism," some pundits scold. Better to trust our billionaires and…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/22/theres-plenty-of-wealth-to-go-around-but-it-doesnt/

New York's Hudson Yards: The Revanchist City Lives On
Joseph Grosso | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
As is often the case, a spurt of media attention on one event leaves any deeper issues virtually untouched. It was just over a month ago that Amazon announced it was pulling out of its highly subsidized deal to build one of its second headquarters in New York. Three billion in city and state subsidies…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/22/new-yorks-hudson-yards-the-revanchist-city-lives-on/