Daily Archives: March 25, 2019

2019-03-25: News Headlines

Max Blumenthal (2019-03-25). The Grayzone testifies at the UN: 'Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: propaganda vs. reality'. mronline.org The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil spoke about Venezuela at a side event at a United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva on March 19. They joined former special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas on a panel titled "Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: Propaganda vs. reality." | Source

Special to PeoplesWorld (2019-03-25). Joyce Provost Wheeler, distinguished teacher and lifelong activist, dies at age 78. peoplesworld.org SEQUIM, Wash.—Joyce Provost Wheeler, a gifted school teacher who served as Treasurer of the Baltimore Teachers Union (AFT Local 340) and BTU "Building Rep" at the elementary school where she taught for thirty years, died peacefully at her home here March 21. She was 78. The cause of death was Alzheimer's disease, which she fought …

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2019-03-25). TUNE IN: 50th NAACP Image Awards Airs Live this Saturday, March 30 on TV One. naacp.org On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the best and brightest in Black Hollywood will gather at the Dolby Theatre to celebrate the 50th NAACP Image Awards. Shaping up to be a night to remember, NAACP, the nation's foremost civil rights organization, will award activists and entertainers alike for their contributions to the culture over the past …

John Catalinotto (2019-03-25). Veterans For Peace highlight U.S. war crime, the My Lai massacre. workers.org J.J. Johnson of the 'Fort Hood 3' speaks at the My Lai massacre commemoration, March 22, New York Veterans For Peace, New York Chapter, presented an art installation in Manhattan on March 22 that exposed the U.S. war crime known as the My Lai massacre. In the three-day exhibit at . . . | Continue reading Veterans For Peace highlight U.S. war crime, the My Lai massacre at Workers.org

Michael Lighty (2019-03-25). Medicare for America. commondreams.org Very quickly, peace of mind will overwhelm that forgotten desire to keep your private insurance.(Photo: Joe Newman via Public Citizen/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Federico Pieraccini (2019-03-25). Can Japan Join the Multipolar Revolution — Or Will US Imperialism Bring It to Heel? globalresearch.ca Relations between Japan and Russia have long been the subject of discussion within international-relations circles. The meetings between Prime Minister Abe and President Putin have been going on for years, yet the situation regarding the peace treaty between the two …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-25). Russia Sends "Peacekeeping" Troops to Venezuela. Joint Military Exercises. globalresearch.ca According to Reuters on Sunday, Russia sent around 100 troops to Caracas, saying the following: | "A flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian military airport bound for Caracas on Friday, and another flight-tracking site showed that one …

Adam Garrie (2019-03-25). 20 Years Since He Destroyed Yugoslavia and 16 Years Since He Destroyed Iraq, Tony Blair Remains a Menace to Peace. globalresearch.ca When it comes to the art of deception, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is a genius worthy of the worst nightmares of Eric Blair (known more commonly by his pen name George Orwell). But while Eric Blair once wrote …

unitedEditor (2019-03-25). Discrediting the Yellow vests: why Macron will not resign so easily. uwidata.com In France, on Saturday, March 23, the Yellow Vests held another demonstration — Act XIX. According to the French Ministry of Internal Affairs, at least 40,500 people protested across France (5000 of them in Paris). Clashes with the police occurred in Nice, Lyon, Toulouse, Montpellier and Paris. 19th week of #GiletsJaunes protests across France 'Peaceful …

Tanya Golash-Boza — Michael Golash (2019-03-25). Epifanio Camacho: a Militant Farmworker Brushed Out of History. counterpunch.org Cesar Chavez is perhaps best known for his role in the 1965-1970 Delano grape strike and boycott and his nonviolent tactics in those protests. Although Chavez insisted on nonviolence, there was dissent within the National Farmworkers Association as some workers believed more militant tactics were necessary. One of these workers was Epifanio Camacho. With Cesar More

Robert Fisk (2019-03-25). Don't Believe the Hype: Here's Why ISIS Hasn't Been Defeated. counterpunch.org After all the headlines about the supposed defeat of Isis, anyone who doesn't believe a word of it may seem a bit of a spoilsport. But whenever I read that victory has been declared — whether it be of the Bush "mission accomplished" variety or the "last Isis stronghold about to fall" fantasy — I draw in my More

Lawrence Davidson (2019-03-25). Israel's Moves to the Right. counterpunch.org An article published in the Israeli news blog +972 on 19 November 2018 posed the question: Why does the right keep winning elections in Israel? The answer offered was "because Israelis are right wing." Simple enough, and apparently, quite true. The article estimates that over half of Israeli Jews think of themselves as "right wing." Self-defined centrists are about More

Jack Rasmus (2019-03-25). The Capitulation of Jerome Powell and the Fed. counterpunch.org 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 foreseeable future, i.e. leaving the central bank virtually no room to lower rates in the event of the next recession, which is now just around the corner. More

Dave Lindorff (2019-03-25). The TSA's Role as Journalist Harasser and Media 'Watchdog'. counterpunch.org Sometimes you have to leave the United States to understand how far this country has evolved towards becoming a police state. I got a good example of this just last week on a trip with my harpsichordist wife Joyce to Vienna where she had been contracted to perform a concert of music by a leftist Jewish composer who fled Austria just ahead of the Nazi Anschluss that took over and incorporated that country into Germany, eventually settling in the US. More

Stephen Cooper (2019-03-25). "I'm a Nine-Star General Now": an Interview with Black Uhuru's Duckie Simpson. counterpunch.org After watching legendary reggae band Black Uhuru perform in September of 2016, I wrote: "Duckie Simpson is an ageless, still spry reggae icon; like fine wine, his artistic beauty and complete mastery of reggae music has only matured over the years, ripening and deepening in its richness and maturity." Over two years later and coming off More

James Ridgeway (2019-03-25). Good Agent, Bad Agent: Robert Mueller and 9/11. counterpunch.org This profile of Robert Mueller originally ran in CounterPunch on June 21, 2017. Robert Mueller, the former FBI director named special counsel for the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, is depicted as an iconic G-man: serious, patrician, and totally incorruptible. But in reality, it's a little different. As with FBI Agent Dale More

Jonathan Cook (2019-03-25). Three Lessons for the Left from the Mueller Inquiry. counterpunch.org The left never had a dog in this race. This was always an in-house squabble between different wings of the establishment. Late-stage capitalism is in terminal crisis, and the biggest problem facing our corporate elites is how to emerge from this crisis with their power intact. One wing wants to make sure the pig's face remains painted, the other is happy simply getting its snout deeper into the trough while the food lasts. More

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2019-03-25). Barr issues Mueller report summary that pleases the president. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—After 22 months of investigation of the links between 2016 GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign and secret manipulation of that election by Russian individuals and entities, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is in. Attorney General William Barr released a summary letter yesterday that does much more to validate President Trump's claims about the probe …

Democracy Now! (2019-03-25). Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Coordination, But "Does Not Exonerate" Trump of Obstruction of Justice. democracynow.org There was no collusion. That was the key finding of special counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report into whether President Trump and members of his campaign conspired with the Russian government to win the 2016 election. While the full report on Mueller's 22-month investigation has not yet been made public, Attorney General William Barr sent a four-page letter to congressional leaders on Sunday laying out his interpretation of Mueller's findings. Barr wrote that the report concluded Russia meddled in the 2016 election but that "the Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyon…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-25). As Mueller Finds No Collusion, Did Press Overhype Russiagate? Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston. democracynow.org As congressional Democrats call on the Justice Department to release the full Mueller report, we speak to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who have closely followed the probes into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election: Glenn Greenwald, a founding editor of The Intercept and a leading critic of the media coverage of alleged Russian collusion, and David Cay Johnston, formerly of The New York Times, now founder and editor of DCReport.org, who has written critically about Donald Trump for decades. His most recent book is "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America."

Alison Weir (2019-03-25). America Gets yet Another Israel Lobby Group. mintpressnews.com While the Israel lobby, which consists of hundreds of organizations, is known for billionaire donors such as Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, Norman Braman, Paul Singer and others, Pro-Israel America (PIA) will be specifically targeting smaller donors.

Gloria La Riva (2019-03-25). Terrorist plot in Venezuela thwarted. liberationnews.org Venezuelan authorities arrest Roberto Marrero, "chief of staff" of U.S.-backed imposter Juan Guaidó.

Jenny Farrell (2019-03-25). 100 years of Bauhaus: Building for a society of equals. peoplesworld.org Inspired by Germany's November 1918 Revolution, which was ultimately crushed by the Social Democratic Party leadership and the military, artists and intellectuals, anti-militarists, and pacifists hoped for a new society for the common good. Many, however, had no clear political orientation or a full understanding of the causes of the world war that had just …

STAFF (2019-03-25). Trump Is Destroying the Very Concept of U.S. Citizenship. truthdig.com It turns out that walls can't always be seen. Donald Trump may never build his " great, great wall," but that doesn't mean he isn't working to wall Americans in. It's a story that needs to be told. | This past month, for instance, claims of ISIS's near total defeat in Syria have continued to mount. As a result, numerous foreigners who had traveled there to fight for, or support, th…

Eds. (2019-03-25). Traces of the CIA in Venezuela's nationwide power outage. mronline.org A CIA has had its eyes on the country's vulnerability for years, looking to use an electrical failure to promote destabilization and put an end to the Bolivarian Revolution. | Source

Dean Baker (2019-03-25). Trillion dollar Wall Street bailouts, Bernie Sanders, and the Washington Post. mronline.org The newspaper's fact-checker might need to work on his own understanding of the facts, because Sanders seems on pretty solid ground here | Source

Joe Emersberger, The Canary (2019-03-25). Trump's Sanctions Kill Venezuelan People. Why Can't UN Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet 'Fully Acknowledge' That? venezuelanalysis.com Joe Emersberger takes apart Bachelet's recent comments on Venezuela and US-led sanctions.

Consortiumnews (2019-03-25). Consortium News' Record on Russia-gate—A Series of Articles on How CN Covered the 'Scandal': No. 1—'The Sleazy Origins of Russia-gate'. consortiumnews.com From the "scandal's" outset, Consortium News adopted journalistic skepticism, led by founding editor, the late Robert Parry, with Ray McGovern, Daniel Lazare, Patrick Lawrence, Gareth Porter, Joe Lauria & VIPS debunking much of the mania that seized the land. In the wake… Read more →

Whitney Webb (2019-03-25). Trump Admin Proposes New $8 Billion Loan Fund to Subsidize Foreign Weapon Sales. mintpressnews.com The revival of the FMF grant program is part of a wider effort by the Trump administration to push US weapon sales and persuade foreign nations to "buy American."

Christopher Brauchli (2019-03-25). A Heartbroken Trump. commondreams.org Eric's daddy, as we all know, has strong views on immigration. (Photo: Disney-ABC/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Andrew Moss (2019-03-25). Immigration and the Democratic Hopefuls. counterpunch.org To date, Democrats have largely failed to lay out a comprehensive vision of what our immigration policy should be. Some of the announced presidential candidates have, over time, staked out positions on specific issues, such as the status of the Dreamers or the abolition of ICE, but they've largely left it to Donald Trump and More

Thomas Knapp (2019-03-25). Suppressing Discussion Doesn't Solve the Problem. It is the Problem. counterpunch.org Everywhere one looks these days, the world seems to be moving away from debate on contentious subjects and toward demands that those who have unpopular opinions — or even just ask impertinent questions — be forcibly silenced. "You will never hear me mention his name," prime minister Jacinda Ardern said of Brenton Tarrant, the sole More

Dean Baker (2019-03-25). The Importance of Kicking Up: Changing Market Structures So the Rich Don't Get All the Money. counterpunch.org Most progressives focus their efforts on getting better pay and benefits for those at the bottom and middle. This includes policies like raising the minimum wage, stronger overtime rules, and better Medicaid benefits. This is good and important work, which I have often engaged in myself. However, it is also important to address the other More

Lawrence Wittner (2019-03-25). What Democratic Socialism Is and Is Not. counterpunch.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. In fact, though, like many of Trump's other claims, there's no reason to believe it. The ideal of socialism goes More

Juan Cole (2019-03-25). Robert Mueller Was Never Going to Save Us. truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Mueller report, at least as Trump's AG describes it, was not able to prove that Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 campaign. It did not prove he did not. Mueller obviously did find evidence of Russia supporting Trump, but that is different. The attraction of the theory embraced by many pundits and politicians that Trump became president by colluding with Vladimir Putin is that it gets the American public off the hook. | But we don't des…

Joshua Holland (2019-03-25). No, the Media Didn't Over-Hype 'Russiagate'. thenation.com No, the Media Didn't Over-Hype 'Russiagate'

Alan Macleod (2019-03-25). There Will Be No Repercussions for the Media's RussiaGate Conspiracy Theorists. mintpressnews.com The Mueller report's conclusions are bound to fuel conservative critics of the media and make any exposures of actual wrongdoing less impactful, as the president will be able to brush it off as another example of fake news.

STAFF (2019-03-25). Trump and Barr Could Stretch Executive Privilege and Grand Jury Secrecy Claims. truthout.org Attorney General William Barr's letter to Congress, delivered Sunday, purports to brief lawmakers about the Mueller report. | What it really does is set the stage for a battle royale with Trump and Barr doing everything in their power to keep secret the full report and, equally important, the materials underlying the report. They're likely to fight Democrats in Congress, i…

Aaron Maté (2019-03-25). VIDEO: Russiagate Implodes: Aaron Maté Buries the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory. thegrayzone.com Russiagate has imploded after Robert Mueller's investigation found no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. The Grayzone's Aaron Maté explains why the…

Jeffrey C. Isaac (2019-03-25). Trump, The Mueller Report, and Democracy. commondreams.org Impeachment, then, is an unlikely outcome, unless there are revelations so explosive that they can generate some combination of widespread public outrage and substantial Senate Republican defection from Trump. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-03-25). As Yemen War Turns Four, Houthi Forces Take the Battle To Saudi Arabia's Doorstep. mintpressnews.com Yemen forces loyal to the Houthis launched a series of weekend attacks against military targets in Saudi Arabia. The Houthis have vowed to take the war to the Saudi Coalition's own doorstep until they withdraw from Yemeni territory.

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-03-25). US Policy Failure Reopens Iraqi-Syrian Borders and the Iran-Beirut Road. globalresearch.ca "A dinosaur with a bird's brain". This is how the ex-President of Iran Hashemi Rafsanjani described the United States of America, evoking its great military strength but lack of strategic intelligence in foreign policy. Indeed, the very unusual meeting of …

All That's Interesting (2019-03-25). The President's "Nuclear Button" Isn't Actually a Button, but a Briefcase Called the Nuclear Football. globalresearch.ca When North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said in his annual address that "a nuclear button is always on my desk" and that the U.S. was within range, it was only a matter of time before President Trump responded to "Rocket …

STAFF (2019-03-25). YouTubers Play a Key Role in Far-Right Extremism of Online Forums. truthout.org This month, a far-right nationalist from Australia murdered 50 people in a terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand. In a rambling manifesto littered with memes, the alleged shooter cited YouTuber Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, also known online as PewDiePie, as an influence, and referenced Spyro 3 — a videogame for children — as a force that taught the gunman ethno-nationalist views. PewDiePie is irrevocably connected to gamer culture himself, having amassed most of his 90 million subscribers from videos of him talking over footage of his video-gaming. These are important connections, but they n…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-03-25). Trump Is America's First Zionist President. globalresearch.ca It is impossible not to feel some sympathy for President Donald Trump. His agenda to restore normal relations with Russia and to end Washington's gratuitous wars has been frustrated by the "Russiagate hoax" that the military/security complex and corrupt …

United Nations (2019-03-25). 'Ticking bomb' health warning over deteriorating conditions facing Cyclone Idai victims. un.org Efforts are continuing to reach all victims of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa where a senior relief chief has warned of a "water, sanitation and hygiene ticking bomb", as the scale of the emergency continues to unfold, and the official death toll rises.

Mark Taliano (2019-03-25). "Big Lies" and "Humanitarian Warfare": On the Need for A "Legitimate", Rather Than An "Enabling" Opposition. globalresearch.ca A neutered, "controlled Left/Progressive" opposition is a necessary adjunct to the prevailing neocon ideology. If we are to be effective, rather than complicit opposition, the Canadian and U.S. governments need to be exposed as the international rogue states that they …

STAFF (2019-03-25). Beware the Mainstream Media's 'Moderates' and 'Centrists'. truthdig.com The Trump administration seems to have found their man in National Assembly leader and self-appointed president of Venezuela Juan Guaidó. Guaidó has been extremely attentive to US interests, promising to allow US oil companies to increase their activity in Venezuela. He has also pledged mass privatizations and harsh rounds of austerity, as FAIR contr…

Kevin Cooper (2019-03-25). Thank You Gavin Newsom, From a Death Row Inmate. truthdig.com Many people believe that taking a human life is a primal exercise of real power, whether on a massive scale through war or the murder of one person by another in a single act of violence. Then there is a system of death that flows in this country's bloodstream, from the cop who murders an unarmed innocent person to the prison executioner who murders a fellow citizen when his or her time is up. | But real power is not in taking a life, as many people mistakenly think; it is in saving a life. Anyone can take a life, the ease of doing so proved every day by the number of homicides that take place. But saving or spar…

commondreams (2019-03-25). Investors Beware: Atlantic Coast Pipeline Faces Multiple Legal, Regulatory Threats. commondreams.org ______________________________…

United Nations (2019-03-25). 'Uphold human dignity', dismantle 'specious notion of racial superiority' urges UN chief. un.org Raise awareness of the dangers of racism and "stand up against old and new forms of slavery" was the resounding message of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday during a special event marking the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Edward B. Winslow (2019-03-25). Operation Condor and the United States: Torture, Death Squads and Echoes in the New Millennium. globalresearch.ca On December 2, 1823 in the wake of rebellions in Latin America that had ended Spanish rule in the Western Hemisphere, US President James Monroe announced that European colonial powers that attempted to assert influence in the region would be …

Kali Holloway (2019-03-25). 'Loyal Slave' Monuments Tell a Racist Lie About American History. thenation.com 'Loyal Slave' Monuments Tell a Racist Lie About American History…

commondreams (2019-03-25). Yemen: Four Years On, Fears of Further Violations With No End in Sight to Brutal Conflict. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Miri Wood (2019-03-25). Crimes against Humanity: America's Rubkan Concentration Camp in Southern Syria: 40,000 Held Hostage. globalresearch.ca US occupier forces again show their ugly political face in recreating the SS at al Rukban Camp in Syria, holding approximately 40,000 Internally Displaced Persons hostages, despite the opening of two humanitarian corridors for their safe passage. US temp …

Scott Ritter (2019-03-25). US Invasion of Iraq (2003) and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Ari Fleischer Lied, and People Died. globalresearch.ca Ari Fleischer, the former White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush, ignited a firestorm of controversy Wednesday when, while commenting on the 16th anniversary of the U.S invasion of Iraq, he sought to defend the reputation of …

STAFF (2019-03-25). Bolsonaro's Brazen Meeting With the CIA. truthdig.com On March 18, Brazil's extreme-right President Jair Bolsonaro made history. Outside the official agenda of his first official trip to the United States he paid a visit to CIA Headquarters, becoming the first ever Brazilian President to do so. In contrast, Bolsonaro has never visited ABIN, Brazil's moribund equivalent of the CIA. | On the agenda, it is assumed, were the ongoing coup attempt in Venezuela, in which the United States wants further Brazilian assistance, unrest in Nicaragua, Cuba, and Bolivia's co…

STAFF (2019-03-25). Trump's Budget Would Deny Food to 400,000 Children and Pregnant People. truthout.org Donald Trump's budget calls for cutting funding for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program by $3.5 billion over the next decade. WIC is a program that serves over 8 million low—income children and pregnant women; it has been shown to improve health for children, as well as educational outcomes as they grow older. | The proposed cut would reduce projected spending by roughly 5 percent over the next decade. That may sound insignificant, but for the benefici…

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-25). The Consequences of Mozambique's Cyclone Tragedy Might Lead to Regime Change. globalresearch.ca There's a credible chance that the ruling FRELIMO party that's been in power since Mozambique's 1975 independence could lose this October's general elections as a result of a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal that might have inadvertently worsened the humanitarian consequences of …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-25). Everyone Will Remember that the Media Made a Mockery of Itself over Russiagate. globalresearch.ca It's self-explanatory why everyone will remember that the media made a mockery of itself over Russiagate, but the implications will be far-reaching and deserve to be elaborated upon. | It's official — Trump and his team didn't "collude" with Russia, and …

Janus Putkonen (2019-03-25). "Ukraine Faces Fake Elections, Poroshenko Must Leave!" globalresearch.ca At the end of March, the first round of the presidential elections will take place in Ukraine, and not everyone is happy about it. The international petition called "Stop Fake Elections in Ukraine!" was launched on 12.3 and over 5,500 …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-25). Boko Haram Attacks. Is Chad Losing Control of the Central African Pivot Space? globalresearch.ca The geostrategically pivotal Central African country of Chad is dangerously losing control of the region after recent developments despite having one of Africa's most powerful militaries, with Boko Haram's deadliest-ever attack against its forces last Friday proving why the government …

The Palestinian Information Center (2019-03-25). Mahathir: Israel Is a State of Thieves. globalresearch.ca Dubbing Israel as "a state of thieves", Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamed on Friday said his country enjoys friendly relations with every country in the world except for Israel. | "We are not against Jews, but we cannot recognize Israel because of …

Democracy Now! (2019-03-25). 'Saddest Media Spectacle I've Ever Seen': Journalists Glenn Greenwald and David Cay Johnston Debate Russiagate. commondreams.org 'Saddest Media Spectacle I've Ever Seen': Journalists Glenn Greenwald and David Cay Johnston Debate Russiagate | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Consortiumnews (2019-03-25). A Prediction 3 Days Before the 2016 Election on How the Democrats Would Use Russia-gate to Try to Depose Trump. consortiumnews.com Consortium News Editor Joe Lauria predicted on Nov. 5, 2016 that should Clinton lose, the Democrats would blame Russia to try to remove Trump from office, even without evidence. The article is republished here. Joe Lauria wrote that if Hillary… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2019-03-25). Headlines for March 25, 2019. democracynow.org Special Counsel Finds No Collusion btw. Trump & Russia; Dems Call for Release of Report, Cyclone Idai Death Toll Rises as Officials Warn of Health Risks, Brexit: 1 Million Take to Streets to Call for 2nd Referendum, France: Protesters Take to Streets for 19th Week Amid Gov't Clampdown, Thailand: No Clear Election Winner as Pro-Military Party Takes Lead, Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinian Protesters Over Weekend, Netanyahu Cuts U.S. Trip Short After Rockets Hit Israeli Home, Somalia: At Least 15 Killed in Gun Battle at Gov't Bldg, Mali: 134 People Killed Amid Mounting Ethnic Tensions, Afghanistan: 14 Civilian…

RT (2019-03-25). 'Mueller didn't finish job': Dershowitz decries abdication of duty by Special Counsel in Trump probe. rt.com Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has sharply criticized Robert Mueller, saying the special counsel was right about collusion but abdicated his responsibility by not making a clear call on obstruction of justice in his probe.

WSWS (2019-03-25). Anger builds over GM plant closures and layoffs. wsws.org With a widening corruption scandal engulfing the United Auto Workers union, workers are demanding new organizations to take forward the struggle against plant closures.

Alex Kane (2019-03-25). Right-Wing Donor Adam Milstein Has Spent Millions of Dollars to Stifle the BDS Movement and Attack Critics of Israeli Policy. theintercept.com "He is uniquely proud of such aggressive, anti-speech tactics to suppress people of color. This is a war of personal attacks."

Santa Cruz News (2019-03-25). Use of the Word "Dindunuffin" by Police Officer Triggers Internal Affairs Investigation. indybay.org The Santa Cruz Police Department has opened an internal affairs investigation into the conduct of Officer Chris Galli, who in January referred to a man who he had previously arrested as a dindunuffin on social media. Galli, posting as "Chris Meriekuh", made the comment about the individual, who is African American and homeless, on Joe Netro's Santa Cruz, CA: Keepin' It Real hate blog. A screen capture of the comment was posted in an Indybay article, helping to raise awareness concerning the racist nature of the term, which originated among law enforcement officers to mock activists participating in the Black Live…

WSWS (2019-03-25). After fascist terror attack, New Zealand and Australia stoke tensions with Turkey. wsws.org The Australian and New Zealand governments responded furiously to statements by Turkey's president linking the massacre of Muslims in Christchurch with the Allies' World War I campaign against the Ottoman Empire.

WSWS (2019-03-25). Mueller report is a political debacle for the Democratic Party. wsws.org The findings of the Mueller report cap two years of right-wing anti-Russia hysteria on the part of the Democrats, which has only strengthened the Trump administration.

WSWS (2019-03-25). Australia: Striking Chemist Warehouse workers demand higher pay and job permanency. wsws.org The conditions facing Chemist Warehouse workers are the direct result of cost-cutting agreements between the National Union of Workers and the highly profitable pharmacy retailer.

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-25). Theresa May's Days as UK Prime Minister Are Numbered? A No Confidence Vote. globalresearch.ca She's been a colossal failure by any standard. She affronted UK allies and adversaries alike. In response to her twice rejected no-Brexit/Brexit deal, one critic called her "the prime minister of humiliation." | Another called her "mean…crude (and) stupid," adding it's …

Al Neal (2019-03-25). London Calling: Talking Brexit with the Communist Party of Britain's Robert Griffiths. peoplesworld.org LONDON—It's only a 40-minute walk up to Karl Marx's final resting place tucked inside the historic Highgate Cemetery. Stepping out the front door of my flat in London's Holloway neighborhood, greeted by cliché English weather, it's a sharp left turn past the bustling local Islamic community center, and straight up Holloway Road towards Highgate. There's …

Kevin Zeese (2019-03-25). US and Puppet Guaido Implicated in Terrorism Plot Against Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The US coup with the self-proclaimed Venezuelan puppet president Juan Guaidó has been failing. Right-wing Latin American countries and the European Union, while willing to go along with the charade farce president have not been willing to take military action …

Slingshot collective (2019-03-25). 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…

Lynda Carson (2019-03-25). Majority stake owner of Peet's Coffee & Tea admits to Nazi past. indybay.org Are the good liberal and radical folks of Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco spending their hard earned dollars at Peet's Coffee & Tea, to buy their coffee and tea from a multi-billion dollar company that has past ties to the Nazis and Hitler, when they could be spending their money somewhere else that does not have past ties to the Nazis? Yes indeed, it appears that this may be the case!

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-03-25). Trump is Going to Repeat This Until November 2020. Thanks, MSNBC. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — After news broke that Robert Mueller had turned in his final report without recommending any further indictments, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow began frantically retweeting blue-checkmarked Twitter pundits who claimed that since nobody knows the contents of the report yet, the news that the number of Americans indicted for conspiring with the Russian government is set at zero doesn't …

RT (2019-03-25). Mueller meltdown: #Resistance licks wounds, MAGA camp enjoys salty popcorn & memes. rt.com As the Russiagate conspiracy theory disintegrates in the wake of the Mueller report's conclusions, Resistance Twitter is struggling to cope, while Trump supporters are basking in their foes' suffering.

WSWS (2019-03-25). Trump recognises Israeli sovereignty over Syria's Golan Heights. wsws.org Along with his decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, Trump has effectively repudiated the entire post-World War II international order in relation to Israel and Palestine.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-03-25). Delayed and Over Budget Fracked Gas Pipeline Faces 'Triple Threat,' New Briefing Warns Investors. commondreams.org Investors should strongly consider permanently ditching a delayed and over budget pipeline that would carry fracked gas across three Southeastern states, according to a new report from a pair of climate groups. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-03-25). US Bombing Kills 10 Children in Afghanistan: UN. commondreams.org Deadly airstrikes comes amid record civilian casualties in war-ravaged country | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Joshua Rarrick (2019-03-25). "Operation Redfold", Brexit Deal "High Readiness" Plan: Soldiers in Nuclear Bunker Ready to Go. globalresearch.ca The UK is facing tough days ahead as British Prime Minister Theresa May presses forward with Brexit. Citizens have been warned to begin stockpiling basic supplies, such as food and medicine, in the event that no deal is made between …

plenglish (2019-03-25). Bolivia to Increase Natural Gas Production by 2019. plenglish.com La Paz, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales announced that the state-run Bolivian Tax Oil Fields (YPFB) plans to include in 2019 about four million cubic meters per day of natural gas into the domestic market, and comply with exports to Brazil and Argentina.

Robert Fisk (2019-03-25). Don't believe the hype, Isis has not yet been defeated. zcomm.org The Syrian war is not yet over — although that's what the world (including, it seems, the Syrian government) believes…

Glenn Greenwald (2019-03-25). Watch: a Contentious, Constructive Debate on the Media and Political Humiliation from the Mueller Report. theintercept.com I obviously intended to write about the fallout from Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report: specifically his definitive finding that "the Special Counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government" and that "the report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the Special Counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public." Those two se…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-03-25). Ahead of Key Vote, Belgians 'Occupy for Climate' to Demand Constitutional Amendment. commondreams.org Belgian activists in Brussels are participating in Occupy for Climate to pressure members of parliament to support a constitutional revision that would allow the country to adopt an ambitious climate law with binding targets. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Joe DeManuelle-Hall (2019-03-25). Minnesota Amazon Workers Walk Off the Job over Speed-Up. zcomm.org After yet another speed-up in a workplace notorious for its lightning pace of work, workers at a Minnesota Amazon warehouse walked off the night shift for three hours. The March 7 walkout at Amazon's fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, was these workers' second job action in three months. The strikers work in the stow department, Read more…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-03-25). 'Akin to a Tripwire': Russian Troops in Venezuela Complicate U.S. Regime Change Plans. commondreams.org A Russian move inserting itself into the Venezuelan crisis has American officials crying foul. "Russia's deployment of a small number of troops to Venezuela is akin to tripwire." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

plenglish (2019-03-25). Brazilian Federal Police Limit Defense Attorneys' Access to Lula. plenglish.com Brasilia, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Police decided last week to limit the defense attorneys" access to former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio da Silva, who have been in prison for nearly a year due to alleged corruption charges, the digital newspaper Brasil 247 reported on Monday.

RT (2019-03-25). CNN roasted for warning US voters to stay off Twitter if they want to understand 2020 elections. rt.com An analysis by CNN's Harry Enten has been torched on Twitter for stating the apparently obvious, that social media is almost never a reflection of overall sentiment in the real world.

James Risen (2019-03-25). Robert Mueller May Not Have Found Evidence of Collusion, but His Report Proves the System Worked. theintercept.com The special counsel's completion of a comprehensive inquiry is an important sign that the slide into a Donald Trump-led autocracy has been halted.

Jason Ditz (2019-03-25). Trump to Recognize Israel's Control of Golan Heights With Netanyahu at White House. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be at the White House on Monday to watch Trump formally sign the decree that will see the US reverse 50+ years of policy, and recognize the Israeli occupation and annexation of the Golan Heights, legally part of Syria. This decree formalizes an announcement Trump made via Twitter last week, …

plenglish (2019-03-25). Economic Blockade of Venezuela: Direct Intervention in Sovereignty. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) After four decrees since President Donald Trump took office, the US economic blockade of Venezuela is aimed at interfering in the South American country"s sovereignty.

Tyler Durden (2019-03-25). Venezuela Military Deploys S-300 Missiles Following Arrival of Russian Troops. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Following the major weekend development of Moscow unambiguously asserting its 'red line' concerning potential US military intervention in Venezuela, for which Russia sent a military transport plane filled with Russian troops which landed in Caracas Saturday, new satellite images reveal a major deployment of S-300 air defense missile systems to a key airbase south of Caracas. Crucially the Russian …

RT (2019-03-25). Comey still has 'so many questions' in wake of Mueller probe, gets memed into oblivion. rt.com Robert Mueller's report, concluding that President Trump didn't collude with Russia in 2016, has hit some establishment bigwigs hard. Spare a thought for poor James Comey, lost in the woods and ridiculed on Twitter. |

James Risen (2019-03-25). The Mueller Report. zcomm.org While Trump predictably declared himself exonerated, the most important fact was that Mueller was able to complete his investigation…

Ford Fischer (2019-03-25). WATCH: Hundreds of Protesters March to AIPAC 2019 in DC. theantimedia.com (N2S) — "Judaism yes! Zionism no! Israel has got to go!" Yesterday hundreds of activists marched to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference) to condemn Israeli influence on American foreign policy, and Israel's treatment of Palestinians. Meriem Abou-Ghazaleh, a young Syrian-Palestinian activist, led the chant. "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be …

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 …

2019-03-25: Social Media Postees

The Grayzone testifies at the UN: 'Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: propaganda vs. reality'
Max Blumenthal | mronline.org | 2019-03-25
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil spoke about Venezuela at a side event at a United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva on March 19. They joined former special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas on a panel titled "Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: Propaganda vs. reality." | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/25/the-grayzone-testifies-at-the-un-humanitarian-crisis-in-venezuela-propaganda-vs-reality/

Joyce Provost Wheeler, distinguished teacher and lifelong activist, dies at age 78
Special to PeoplesWorld | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-25
SEQUIM, Wash.–Joyce Provost Wheeler, a gifted school teacher who served as Treasurer of the Baltimore Teachers Union (AFT Local 340) and BTU "Building Rep" at the elementary school where she taught for thirty years, died peacefully at her home here March 21. She was 78. The cause of death was Alzheimer's disease, which she fought …
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TUNE IN: 50th NAACP Image Awards Airs Live this Saturday, March 30 on TV One
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2019-03-25
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the best and brightest in Black Hollywood will gather at the Dolby Theatre to celebrate the 50th NAACP Image Awards. Shaping up to be a night to remember, NAACP, the nation's foremost civil rights organization, will award activists and entertainers alike for their contributions to the culture over the past …
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Medicare for America
Michael Lighty | commondreams.org | 2019-03-25
Very quickly, peace of mind will overwhelm that forgotten desire to keep your private insurance.(Photo: Joe Newman via Public Citizen/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Can Japan Join the Multipolar Revolution — Or Will US Imperialism Bring It to Heel?
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
Relations between Japan and Russia have long been the subject of discussion within international-relations circles. The meetings between Prime Minister Abe and President Putin have been going on for years, yet the situation regarding the peace treaty between the two …
globalresearch.ca/can-japan-join-the-multipolar-revolution-or-will-us-imperialism-bring-it-to-heel/5672571

Discrediting the Yellow vests: why Macron will not resign so easily
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-25
In France, on Saturday, March 23, the Yellow Vests held another demonstration — Act XIX. According to the French Ministry of Internal Affairs, at least 40,500 people protested across France (5000 of them in Paris). Clashes with the police occurred in Nice, Lyon, Toulouse, Montpellier and Paris. 19th week of #GiletsJaunes protests across France 'Peaceful …
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Russia Sends "Peacekeeping" Troops to Venezuela. Joint Military Exercises
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
According to Reuters on Sunday, Russia sent around 100 troops to Caracas, saying the following: | "A flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian military airport bound for Caracas on Friday, and another flight-tracking site showed that one | …
globalresearch.ca/russia-sends-troops-venezuela/5672555

Veterans For Peace highlight U.S. war crime, the My Lai massacre
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2019-03-25
J.J. Johnson of the 'Fort Hood 3' speaks at the My Lai massacre commemoration, March 22, New York Veterans For Peace, New York Chapter, presented an art installation in Manhattan on March 22 that exposed the U.S. war crime known as the My Lai massacre. In the three-day exhibit at . . . | Continue reading Veterans For Peace highlight U.S. war crime, the My Lai massacre at Workers.org…
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20 Years Since He Destroyed Yugoslavia and 16 Years Since He Destroyed Iraq, Tony Blair Remains a Menace to Peace
Adam Garrie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
When it comes to the art of deception, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is a genius worthy of the worst nightmares of Eric Blair (known more commonly by his pen name George Orwell). But while Eric Blair once wrote …
globalresearch.ca/yugoslavia-iraq-tony-blair/5672576

Epifanio Camacho: a Militant Farmworker Brushed Out of History
Tanya Golash-Boza — Michael Golash | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
Cesar Chavez is perhaps best known for his role in the 1965-1970 Delano grape strike and boycott and his nonviolent tactics in those protests. Although Chavez insisted on nonviolence, there was dissent within the National Farmworkers Association as some workers believed more militant tactics were necessary. One of these workers was Epifanio Camacho. With Cesar…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/25/epifanio-camacho-a-militant-farmworker-brushed-out-of-history/

Don't Believe the Hype: Here's Why ISIS Hasn't Been Defeated
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
After all the headlines about the supposed defeat of Isis, anyone who doesn't believe a word of it may seem a bit of a spoilsport. But whenever I read that victory has been declared — whether it be of the Bush "mission accomplished" variety or the "last Isis stronghold about to fall" fantasy — I draw in my…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/25/dont-believe-the-hype-heres-why-isis-hasnt-been-defeated/

Trump's Sanctions Kill Venezuelan People. Why Can't UN Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet 'Fully Acknowledge' That?
Joe Emersberger, The Canary | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-25
Joe Emersberger takes apart Bachelet's recent comments on Venezuela and US-led sanctions.
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The TSA's Role as Journalist Harasser and Media 'Watchdog'
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
Sometimes you have to leave the United States to understand how far this country has evolved towards becoming a police state. I got a good example of this just last week on a trip with my harpsichordist wife Joyce to Vienna where she had been contracted to perform a concert of music by a leftist Jewish composer who fled Austria just ahead of the Nazi Anschluss that took over and incorporated that country into Germany, eventually settling in the US.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/25/the-tsas-role-as-journalist-harasser-and-media-watchdog/

Consortium News' Record on Russia-gate–A Series of Articles on How CN Covered the 'Scandal': No. 1–'The Sleazy Origins of Russia-gate'
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-25
From the "scandal's" outset, Consortium News adopted journalistic skepticism, led by founding editor, the late Robert Parry, with Ray McGovern, Daniel Lazare, Patrick Lawrence, Gareth Porter, Joe Lauria & VIPS debunking much of the mania that seized the land. In the wake… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/24/consortium-news-record-on-russia-gate-a-series-of-articles-on-how-cn-covered-the-scandal-no-1-the-sleazy-origins-of-russia-gate/

Trump Admin Proposes New $8 Billion Loan Fund to Subsidize Foreign Weapon Sales
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-25
The revival of the FMF grant program is part of a wider effort by the Trump administration to push US weapon sales and persuade foreign nations to "buy American."
mintpressnews.com/trump-admin-proposes-8-billion-fund-to-subsidize-us-weapon-sales/256516/

Immigration and the Democratic Hopefuls
Andrew Moss | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
To date, Democrats have largely failed to lay out a comprehensive vision of what our immigration policy should be. Some of the announced presidential candidates have, over time, staked out positions on specific issues, such as the status of the Dreamers or the abolition of ICE, but they've largely left it to Donald Trump and…
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A Heartbroken Trump
Christopher Brauchli | commondreams.org | 2019-03-25
Eric's daddy, as we all know, has strong views on immigration. (Photo: Disney-ABC/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Israel's Moves to the Right
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
An article published in the Israeli news blog +972 on 19 November 2018 posed the question: Why does the right keep winning elections in Israel? The answer offered was "because Israelis are right wing." Simple enough, and apparently, quite true. The article estimates that over half of Israeli Jews think of themselves as "right wing." Self-defined centrists are about…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/25/israels-moves-to-the-right/

Three Lessons for the Left from the Mueller Inquiry
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
The left never had a dog in this race. This was always an in-house squabble between different wings of the establishment. Late-stage capitalism is in terminal crisis, and the biggest problem facing our corporate elites is how to emerge from this crisis with their power intact. One wing wants to make sure the pig's face remains painted, the other is happy simply getting its snout deeper into the trough while the food lasts.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/25/three-lessons-for-the-left-from-the-mueller-inquiry/

"I'm a Nine-Star General Now": an Interview with Black Uhuru's Duckie Simpson
Stephen Cooper | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
After watching legendary reggae band Black Uhuru perform in September of 2016, I wrote: "Duckie Simpson is an ageless, still spry reggae icon; like fine wine, his artistic beauty and complete mastery of reggae music has only matured over the years, ripening and deepening in its richness and maturity." Over two years later and coming off…
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Good Agent, Bad Agent: Robert Mueller and 9/11
James Ridgeway | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
This profile of Robert Mueller originally ran in CounterPunch on June 21, 2017. Robert Mueller, the former FBI director named special counsel for the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, is depicted as an iconic G-man: serious, patrician, and totally incorruptible. But in reality, it's a little different. As with FBI Agent Dale…
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Suppressing Discussion Doesn't Solve the Problem. It is the Problem
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
Everywhere one looks these days, the world seems to be moving away from debate on contentious subjects and toward demands that those who have unpopular opinions — or even just ask impertinent questions — be forcibly silenced. "You will never hear me mention his name," prime minister Jacinda Ardern said of Brenton Tarrant, the sole…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/25/suppressing-discussion-doesnt-solve-the-problem-it-is-the-problem/

The Importance of Kicking Up: Changing Market Structures So the Rich Don't Get All the Money
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
Most progressives focus their efforts on getting better pay and benefits for those at the bottom and middle. This includes policies like raising the minimum wage, stronger overtime rules, and better Medicaid benefits. This is good and important work, which I have often engaged in myself. However, it is also important to address the other…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/25/the-importance-of-kicking-up-changing-market-structures-so-the-rich-dont-get-all-the-money/

The Capitulation of Jerome Powell and the Fed
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
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 foreseeable future, i.e. leaving the central bank virtually no room to lower rates in the event of the next recession, which is now just around the corner.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/25/the-capitulation-of-jerome-powell-and-the-fed/

What Democratic Socialism Is and Is Not
Lawrence Wittner | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-25
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. In fact, though, like many of Trump's other claims, there's no reason to believe it. The ideal of socialism goes…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/25/what-democratic-socialism-is-and-is-not/

Trump, The Mueller Report, and Democracy
Jeffrey C. Isaac | commondreams.org | 2019-03-25
Impeachment, then, is an unlikely outcome, unless there are revelations so explosive that they can generate some combination of widespread public outrage and substantial Senate Republican defection from Trump. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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There Will Be No Repercussions for the Media's RussiaGate Conspiracy Theorists
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-25
The Mueller report's conclusions are bound to fuel conservative critics of the media and make any exposures of actual wrongdoing less impactful, as the president will be able to brush it off as another example of fake news.
mintpressnews.com/there-will-be-no-repercussions-for-the-medias-russiagate-conspiracy-theorists/256524/

Barr issues Mueller report summary that pleases the president
Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-25
WASHINGTON–After 22 months of investigation of the links between 2016 GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign and secret manipulation of that election by Russian individuals and entities, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is in. Attorney General William Barr released a summary letter yesterday that does much more to validate President Trump's claims about the probe …
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No, the Media Didn't Over-Hype 'Russiagate'
Joshua Holland | thenation.com | 2019-03-25
No, the Media Didn't Over-Hype 'Russiagate'…
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As Mueller Finds No Collusion, Did Press Overhype Russiagate? Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-25
As congressional Democrats call on the Justice Department to release the full Mueller report, we speak to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who have closely followed the probes into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election: Glenn Greenwald, a founding editor of The Intercept and a leading critic of the media coverage of alleged Russian collusion, and David Cay Johnston, formerly of The New York Times, now founder and editor of DCReport.org, who has written critically about Donald Trump for decades. His most recent book is "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America."
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Robert Mueller Was Never Going to Save Us
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2019-03-25
This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Mueller report, at least as Trump's AG describes it, was not able to prove that Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 campaign. It did not prove he did not. Mueller obviously did find evidence of Russia supporting Trump, but that is different. The attraction of the theory embraced by many pundits and politicians that Trump became president by colluding with Vladimir Putin is that it gets the American public off the hook. | But we don't des…
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VIDEO: Russiagate Implodes: Aaron Maté Buries the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-25
Russiagate has imploded after Robert Mueller's investigation found no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. The Grayzone's Aaron Maté explains why the…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/25/russiagate-aaron-mate-trump-russia-conspiracy-theory/

Trump and Barr Could Stretch Executive Privilege and Grand Jury Secrecy Claims
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-03-25
Attorney General William Barr's letter to Congress, delivered Sunday, purports to brief lawmakers about the Mueller report. | What it really does is set the stage for a battle royale with Trump and Barr doing everything in their power to keep secret the full report and, equally important, the materials underlying the report. They're likely to fight Democrats in Congress, i…
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Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Coordination, But "Does Not Exonerate" Trump of Obstruction of Justice
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-25
There was no collusion. That was the key finding of special counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report into whether President Trump and members of his campaign conspired with the Russian government to win the 2016 election. While the full report on Mueller's 22-month investigation has not yet been made public, Attorney General William Barr sent a four-page letter to congressional leaders on Sunday laying out his interpretation of Mueller's findings. Barr wrote that the report concluded Russia meddled in the 2016 election but that "the Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyon…
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As Yemen War Turns Four, Houthi Forces Take the Battle To Saudi Arabia's Doorstep
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-25
Yemen forces loyal to the Houthis launched a series of weekend attacks against military targets in Saudi Arabia. The Houthis have vowed to take the war to the Saudi Coalition's own doorstep until they withdraw from Yemeni territory.
mintpressnews.com/as-yemen-war-turns-four-houthi-forces-take-the-battle-to-saudi-arabias-doorstep/256531/

America Gets yet Another Israel Lobby Group
Alison Weir | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-25
While the Israel lobby, which consists of hundreds of organizations, is known for billionaire donors such as Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, Norman Braman, Paul Singer and others, Pro-Israel America (PIA) will be specifically targeting smaller donors.
mintpressnews.com/america-gets-yet-another-aipac-linked-israel-lobby-group/256499/

US Policy Failure Reopens Iraqi-Syrian Borders and the Iran-Beirut Road
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
"A dinosaur with a bird's brain". This is how the ex-President of Iran Hashemi Rafsanjani described the United States of America, evoking its great military strength but lack of strategic intelligence in foreign policy. Indeed, the very unusual meeting of …
globalresearch.ca/us-policy-failure-reopens-iraqi-syrian-borders-iran-beirut-road/5672569

The President's "Nuclear Button" Isn't Actually a Button, but a Briefcase Called the Nuclear Football
All That's Interesting | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
When North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said in his annual address that "a nuclear button is always on my desk" and that the U.S. was within range, it was only a matter of time before President Trump responded to "Rocket …
globalresearch.ca/presidents-nuclear-button-briefcase-nuclear-football/5672594

YouTubers Play a Key Role in Far-Right Extremism of Online Forums
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-03-25
This month, a far-right nationalist from Australia murdered 50 people in a terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand. In a rambling manifesto littered with memes, the alleged shooter cited YouTuber Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, also known online as PewDiePie, as an influence, and referenced Spyro 3 — a videogame for children — as a force that taught the gunman ethno-nationalist views. PewDiePie is irrevocably connected to gamer culture himself, having amassed most of his 90 million subscribers from videos of him talking over footage of his video-gaming. These are important connections, but they n…
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Terrorist plot in Venezuela thwarted
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-25
Venezuelan authorities arrest Roberto Marrero, "chief of staff" of U.S.-backed imposter Juan Guaidó.
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"Big Lies" and "Humanitarian Warfare": On the Need for A "Legitimate", Rather Than An "Enabling" Opposition
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
A neutered, "controlled Left/Progressive" opposition is a necessary adjunct to the prevailing neocon ideology. If we are to be effective, rather than complicit opposition, the Canadian and U.S. governments need to be exposed as the international rogue states that they …
globalresearch.ca/need-legitimate-opposition/5672585

Operation Condor and the United States: Torture, Death Squads and Echoes in the New Millennium
Edward B. Winslow | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
On December 2, 1823 in the wake of rebellions in Latin America that had ended Spanish rule in the Western Hemisphere, US President James Monroe announced that European colonial powers that attempted to assert influence in the region would be …
globalresearch.ca/operation-condor-and-the-united-states-torture-death-squads-and-echoes-in-the-new-millennium/5672589

Investors Beware: Atlantic Coast Pipeline Faces Multiple Legal, Regulatory Threats
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-03-25
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Trump Is America's First Zionist President
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
It is impossible not to feel some sympathy for President Donald Trump. His agenda to restore normal relations with Russia and to end Washington's gratuitous wars has been frustrated by the "Russiagate hoax" that the military/security complex and corrupt …
globalresearch.ca/trump-first-zionist-president/5672541

Thank You Gavin Newsom, From a Death Row Inmate
Kevin Cooper | truthdig.com | 2019-03-25
Many people believe that taking a human life is a primal exercise of real power, whether on a massive scale through war or the murder of one person by another in a single act of violence. Then there is a system of death that flows in this country's bloodstream, from the cop who murders an unarmed innocent person to the prison executioner who murders a fellow citizen when his or her time is up. | But real power is not in taking a life, as many people mistakenly think; it is in saving a life. Anyone can take a life, the ease of doing so proved every day by the number of homicides that take place. But saving or spar…
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'Uphold human dignity', dismantle 'specious notion of racial superiority' urges UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-25
Raise awareness of the dangers of racism and "stand up against old and new forms of slavery" was the resounding message of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday during a special event marking the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
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100 years of Bauhaus: Building for a society of equals
Jenny Farrell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-25
Inspired by Germany's November 1918 Revolution, which was ultimately crushed by the Social Democratic Party leadership and the military, artists and intellectuals, anti-militarists, and pacifists hoped for a new society for the common good. Many, however, had no clear political orientation or a full understanding of the causes of the world war that had just …
peoplesworld.org/article/100-years-of-bauhaus-building-for-a-society-of-equals/

'Ticking bomb' health warning over deteriorating conditions facing Cyclone Idai victims
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-25
Efforts are continuing to reach all victims of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa where a senior relief chief has warned of a "water, sanitation and hygiene ticking bomb", as the scale of the emergency continues to unfold, and the official death toll rises.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1035361

Beware the Mainstream Media's 'Moderates' and 'Centrists'
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-25
The Trump administration seems to have found their man in National Assembly leader and self-appointed president of Venezuela Juan Guaidó. Guaidó has been extremely attentive to US interests, promising to allow US oil companies to increase their activity in Venezuela. He has also pledged mass privatizations and harsh rounds of austerity, as FAIR contr…
truthdig.com/articles/beware-the-mainstream-medias-moderates-and-centrists/

'Loyal Slave' Monuments Tell a Racist Lie About American History
Kali Holloway | thenation.com | 2019-03-25
'Loyal Slave' Monuments Tell a Racist Lie About American History…
thenation.com/article/loyal-slave-confederate-monuments-civil-war-slavery/

Yemen: Four Years On, Fears of Further Violations With No End in Sight to Brutal Conflict
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-03-25
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/03/25/yemen-four-years-fears-further-violations-no-end-sight-brutal-conflict?cd-origin=rss

Trump Is Destroying the Very Concept of U.S. Citizenship
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-25
It turns out that walls can't always be seen. Donald Trump may never build his " great, great wall," but that doesn't mean he isn't working to wall Americans in. It's a story that needs to be told. | This past month, for instance, claims of ISIS's near total defeat in Syria have continued to mount. As a result, numerous foreigners who had traveled there to fight for, or support, th…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-is-destroying-the-very-concept-of-u-s-citizenship/

Crimes against Humanity: America's Rubkan Concentration Camp in Southern Syria: 40,000 Held Hostage
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
US occupier forces again show their ugly political face in recreating the SS at al Rukban Camp in Syria, holding approximately 40,000 Internally Displaced Persons hostages, despite the opening of two humanitarian corridors for their safe passage. US temp …
globalresearch.ca/rukban-concentration-camp/5672540

US Invasion of Iraq (2003) and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Ari Fleischer Lied, and People Died
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
Ari Fleischer, the former White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush, ignited a firestorm of controversy Wednesday when, while commenting on the 16th anniversary of the U.S invasion of Iraq, he sought to defend the reputation of …
globalresearch.ca/us-invasion-of-iraq-2003-and-weapons-of-mass-destruction-ari-fleischer-lied-and-people-died/5672601

Traces of the CIA in Venezuela's nationwide power outage
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-25
A CIA has had its eyes on the country's vulnerability for years, looking to use an electrical failure to promote destabilization and put an end to the Bolivarian Revolution. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/25/traces-of-the-cia-in-venezuelas-nationwide-power-outage/

Bolsonaro's Brazen Meeting With the CIA
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-25
On March 18, Brazil's extreme-right President Jair Bolsonaro made history. Outside the official agenda of his first official trip to the United States he paid a visit to CIA Headquarters, becoming the first ever Brazilian President to do so. In contrast, Bolsonaro has never visited ABIN, Brazil's moribund equivalent of the CIA. | On the agenda, it is assumed, were the ongoing coup attempt in Venezuela, in which the United States wants further Brazilian assistance, unrest in Nicaragua, Cuba, and Bolivia's co…
truthdig.com/articles/bolsonaros-brazen-meeting-with-the-cia/

Trump's Budget Would Deny Food to 400,000 Children and Pregnant People
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-03-25
Donald Trump's budget calls for cutting funding for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program by $3.5 billion over the next decade. WIC is a program that serves over 8 million low–income children and pregnant women; it has been shown to improve health for children, as well as educational outcomes as they grow older. | The proposed cut would reduce projected spending by roughly 5 percent over the next decade. That may sound insignificant, but for the benefici…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-budget-would-deny-food-to-400000-children-and-pregnant-people/

The Consequences of Mozambique's Cyclone Tragedy Might Lead to Regime Change
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
There's a credible chance that the ruling FRELIMO party that's been in power since Mozambique's 1975 independence could lose this October's general elections as a result of a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal that might have inadvertently worsened the humanitarian consequences of …
globalresearch.ca/mozambiques-cyclone-tragedy-might-lead-regime-change/5672544

Trillion dollar Wall Street bailouts, Bernie Sanders, and the Washington Post
Dean Baker | mronline.org | 2019-03-25
The newspaper's fact-checker might need to work on his own understanding of the facts, because Sanders seems on pretty solid ground here | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/25/trillion-dollar-wall-street-bailouts-bernie-sanders-and-the-washington-post/

Mahathir: Israel Is a State of Thieves
The Palestinian Information Center | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
Dubbing Israel as "a state of thieves", Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamed on Friday said his country enjoys friendly relations with every country in the world except for Israel. | "We are not against Jews, but we cannot recognize Israel because of | …
globalresearch.ca/mahathir-israel-state-thieves/5672481

"Ukraine Faces Fake Elections, Poroshenko Must Leave!"
Janus Putkonen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
At the end of March, the first round of the presidential elections will take place in Ukraine, and not everyone is happy about it. The international petition called "Stop Fake Elections in Ukraine!" was launched on 12.3 and over 5,500 …
globalresearch.ca/ukraine-fake-elections-poroshenko-must-leave/5672549

Boko Haram Attacks. Is Chad Losing Control of the Central African Pivot Space?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
The geostrategically pivotal Central African country of Chad is dangerously losing control of the region after recent developments despite having one of Africa's most powerful militaries, with Boko Haram's deadliest-ever attack against its forces last Friday proving why the government …
globalresearch.ca/chad-losing-control-central-african-pivot-space/5672538

Everyone Will Remember that the Media Made a Mockery of Itself over Russiagate
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
It's self-explanatory why everyone will remember that the media made a mockery of itself over Russiagate, but the implications will be far-reaching and deserve to be elaborated upon. | It's official — Trump and his team didn't "collude" with Russia, and …
globalresearch.ca/media-made-mockery-itself-russiagate/5672564

'Saddest Media Spectacle I've Ever Seen': Journalists Glenn Greenwald and David Cay Johnston Debate Russiagate
Democracy Now! | commondreams.org | 2019-03-25
'Saddest Media Spectacle I've Ever Seen': Journalists Glenn Greenwald and David Cay Johnston Debate Russiagate | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/25/saddest-media-spectacle-ive-ever-seen-journalists-glenn-greenwald-and-david-cay?cd-origin=rss

A Prediction 3 Days Before the 2016 Election on How the Democrats Would Use Russia-gate to Try to Depose Trump
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-25
Consortium News Editor Joe Lauria predicted on Nov. 5, 2016 that should Clinton lose, the Democrats would blame Russia to try to remove Trump from office, even without evidence. The article is republished here. Joe Lauria wrote that if Hillary… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/25/a-prediction-3-days-before-the-2016-election-on-how-the-democrats-would-use-russia-gate-to-try-to-depose-trump/

Minnesota Amazon Workers Walk Off the Job over Speed-Up
Joe DeManuelle-Hall | zcomm.org | 2019-03-25
After yet another speed-up in a workplace notorious for its lightning pace of work, workers at a Minnesota Amazon warehouse walked off the night shift for three hours. The March 7 walkout at Amazon's fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, was these workers' second job action in three months. The strikers work in the stow department, Read…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/minnesota-amazon-workers-walk-off-the-job-over-speed-up/

London Calling: Talking Brexit with the Communist Party of Britain's Robert Griffiths
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-25
LONDON–It's only a 40-minute walk up to Karl Marx's final resting place tucked inside the historic Highgate Cemetery. Stepping out the front door of my flat in London's Holloway neighborhood, greeted by cliché English weather, it's a sharp left turn past the bustling local Islamic community center, and straight up Holloway Road towards Highgate. There's …
peoplesworld.org/article/london-calling-talking-brexit-with-the-communist-party-of-britains-robert-griffiths/

'Akin to a Tripwire': Russian Troops in Venezuela Complicate U.S. Regime Change Plans
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-25
A Russian move inserting itself into the Venezuelan crisis has American officials crying foul. "Russia's deployment of a small number of troops to Venezuela is akin to tripwire." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/25/akin-tripwire-russian-troops-venezuela-complicate-us-regime-change-plans?cd-origin=rss

The Mueller Report
James Risen | zcomm.org | 2019-03-25
While Trump predictably declared himself exonerated, the most important fact was that Mueller was able to complete his investigation…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-mueller-report/

Comey still has 'so many questions' in wake of Mueller probe, gets memed into oblivion
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-25
Robert Mueller's report, concluding that President Trump didn't collude with Russia in 2016, has hit some establishment bigwigs hard. Spare a thought for poor James Comey, lost in the woods and ridiculed on Twitter. | …
rt.com/usa/454729-comey-many-questions-tweet/

Talk by Odile Hugonot-Haber: From a war system to a peace culture – lift and shift
Slingshot collective | indybay.org | 2019-03-25
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

Bolivia to Increase Natural Gas Production by 2019
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-25
La Paz, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales announced that the state-run Bolivian Tax Oil Fields (YPFB) plans to include in 2019 about four million cubic meters per day of natural gas into the domestic market, and comply with exports to Brazil and Argentina.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

US Bombing Kills 10 Children in Afghanistan: UN
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-25
Deadly airstrikes comes amid record civilian casualties in war-ravaged country | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/25/us-bombing-kills-10-children-afghanistan-un?cd-origin=rss

Brazilian Federal Police Limit Defense Attorneys' Access to Lula
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-25
Brasilia, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Police decided last week to limit the defense attorneys" access to former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio da Silva, who have been in prison for nearly a year due to alleged corruption charges, the digital newspaper Brasil 247 reported on Monday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

"Operation Redfold", Brexit Deal "High Readiness" Plan: Soldiers in Nuclear Bunker Ready to Go
Joshua Rarrick | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
The UK is facing tough days ahead as British Prime Minister Theresa May presses forward with Brexit. Citizens have been warned to begin stockpiling basic supplies, such as food and medicine, in the event that no deal is made between …
globalresearch.ca/brexit-deal-doomsday-plan-soldiers-nuclear-bunker/5672581

US and Puppet Guaido Implicated in Terrorism Plot Against Venezuela
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
The US coup with the self-proclaimed Venezuelan puppet president Juan Guaidó has been failing. Right-wing Latin American countries and the European Union, while willing to go along with the charade farce president have not been willing to take military action …
globalresearch.ca/us-guaido-implicated-terrorism-plot-venezuela/5672546

Economic Blockade of Venezuela: Direct Intervention in Sovereignty
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-25
Caracas, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) After four decrees since President Donald Trump took office, the US economic blockade of Venezuela is aimed at interfering in the South American country"s sovereignty.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Use of the Word "Dindunuffin" by Police Officer Triggers Internal Affairs Investigation
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2019-03-25
The Santa Cruz Police Department has opened an internal affairs investigation into the conduct of Officer Chris Galli, who in January referred to a man who he had previously arrested as a dindunuffin on social media. Galli, posting as "Chris Meriekuh", made the comment about the individual, who is African American and homeless, on Joe Netro's Santa Cruz, CA: Keepin' It Real hate blog. A screen capture of the comment was posted in an Indybay article, helping to raise awareness concerning the racist nature of the term, which originated among law enforcement officers to mock activists participating in the Black Live…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/24/18822215.php

Watch: a Contentious, Constructive Debate on the Media and Political Humiliation from the Mueller Report
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-03-25
I obviously intended to write about the fallout from Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report: specifically his definitive finding that "the Special Counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government" and that "the report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the Special Counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public." Those two se…
theintercept.com/2019/03/25/watch-a-contentious-constructive-debate-on-the-media-and-political-humiliation-from-the-mueller-report/

Venezuela Military Deploys S-300 Missiles Following Arrival of Russian Troops
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-25
(ZH) — Following the major weekend development of Moscow unambiguously asserting its 'red line' concerning potential US military intervention in Venezuela, for which Russia sent a military transport plane filled with Russian troops which landed in Caracas Saturday, new satellite images reveal a major deployment of S-300 air defense missile systems to a key airbase south of Caracas. Crucially the Russian …

Venezuela Military Deploys S-300 Missiles Following Arrival of Russian Troops

Trump is Going to Repeat This Until November 2020. Thanks, MSNBC
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-25
(CJ Opinion) — After news broke that Robert Mueller had turned in his final report without recommending any further indictments, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow began frantically retweeting blue-checkmarked Twitter pundits who claimed that since nobody knows the contents of the report yet, the news that the number of Americans indicted for conspiring with the Russian government is set at zero doesn't …

Trump is Going to Repeat This Until November 2020. Thanks, MSNBC.

Australia: Striking Chemist Warehouse workers demand higher pay and job permanency
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-25
The conditions facing Chemist Warehouse workers are the direct result of cost-cutting agreements between the National Union of Workers and the highly profitable pharmacy retailer.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Robert Mueller May Not Have Found Evidence of Collusion, but His Report Proves the System Worked
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-03-25
The special counsel's completion of a comprehensive inquiry is an important sign that the slide into a Donald Trump-led autocracy has been halted.
theintercept.com/2019/03/24/robert-mueller-may-not-have-found-evidence-of-collusion-but-his-report-proves-the-system-worked/

After fascist terror attack, New Zealand and Australia stoke tensions with Turkey
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-25
The Australian and New Zealand governments responded furiously to statements by Turkey's president linking the massacre of Muslims in Christchurch with the Allies' World War I campaign against the Ottoman Empire.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Trump to Recognize Israel's Control of Golan Heights With Netanyahu at White House
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-25
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be at the White House on Monday to watch Trump formally sign the decree that will see the US reverse 50+ years of policy, and recognize the Israeli occupation and annexation of the Golan Heights, legally part of Syria. This decree formalizes an announcement Trump made via Twitter last week, …

Trump to Recognize Israel's Control of Golan Heights With Netanyahu at White House

WATCH: Hundreds of Protesters March to AIPAC 2019 in DC
Ford Fischer | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-25
(N2S) — "Judaism yes! Zionism no! Israel has got to go!" Yesterday hundreds of activists marched to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference) to condemn Israeli influence on American foreign policy, and Israel's treatment of Palestinians. Meriem Abou-Ghazaleh, a young Syrian-Palestinian activist, led the chant. "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be …

WATCH: Hundreds of Protesters March to AIPAC 2019 in DC

Trump recognises Israeli sovereignty over Syria's Golan Heights
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-25
Along with his decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, Trump has effectively repudiated the entire post-World War II international order in relation to Israel and Palestine.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Mueller report is a political debacle for the Democratic Party
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-25
The findings of the Mueller report cap two years of right-wing anti-Russia hysteria on the part of the Democrats, which has only strengthened the Trump administration.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

CNN roasted for warning US voters to stay off Twitter if they want to understand 2020 elections
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-25
An analysis by CNN's Harry Enten has been torched on Twitter for stating the apparently obvious, that social media is almost never a reflection of overall sentiment in the real world. | …
rt.com/usa/454683-cnn-roasted-twitter-election-warning/

Majority stake owner of Peet's Coffee & Tea admits to Nazi past
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-03-25
Are the good liberal and radical folks of Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco spending their hard earned dollars at Peet's Coffee & Tea, to buy their coffee and tea from a multi-billion dollar company that has past ties to the Nazis and Hitler, when they could be spending their money somewhere else that does not have past ties to the Nazis? Yes indeed, it appears that this may be the case!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/25/18822219.php

'Mueller didn't finish job': Dershowitz decries abdication of duty by Special Counsel in Trump probe
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-25
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has sharply criticized Robert Mueller, saying the special counsel was right about collusion but abdicated his responsibility by not making a clear call on obstruction of justice in his probe. | …
rt.com/usa/454695-mueller-didnt-finish-job-dershowitz/

Delayed and Over Budget Fracked Gas Pipeline Faces 'Triple Threat,' New Briefing Warns Investors
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-25
Investors should strongly consider permanently ditching a delayed and over budget pipeline that would carry fracked gas across three Southeastern states, according to a new report from a pair of climate groups. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/25/delayed-and-over-budget-fracked-gas-pipeline-faces-triple-threat-new-briefing-warns?cd-origin=rss

Right-Wing Donor Adam Milstein Has Spent Millions of Dollars to Stifle the BDS Movement and Attack Critics of Israeli Policy
Alex Kane | theintercept.com | 2019-03-25
"He is uniquely proud of such aggressive, anti-speech tactics to suppress people of color. This is a war of personal attacks."
theintercept.com/2019/03/25/adam-milstein-israel-bds/

Mueller meltdown: #Resistance licks wounds, MAGA camp enjoys salty popcorn & memes
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-25
As the Russiagate conspiracy theory disintegrates in the wake of the Mueller report's conclusions, Resistance Twitter is struggling to cope, while Trump supporters are basking in their foes' suffering. | …
rt.com/usa/454650-resistance-meltdown-mueller-memes/

Ahead of Key Vote, Belgians 'Occupy for Climate' to Demand Constitutional Amendment
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-25
Belgian activists in Brussels are participating in Occupy for Climate to pressure members of parliament to support a constitutional revision that would allow the country to adopt an ambitious climate law with binding targets. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/25/ahead-key-vote-belgians-occupy-climate-demand-constitutional-amendment?cd-origin=rss

Don't believe the hype, Isis has not yet been defeated
Robert Fisk | zcomm.org | 2019-03-25
The Syrian war is not yet over — although that's what the world (including, it seems, the Syrian government) believes…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/dont-believe-the-hype-isis-has-not-yet-been-defeated/

Theresa May's Days as UK Prime Minister Are Numbered? A No Confidence Vote
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-25
She's been a colossal failure by any standard. She affronted UK allies and adversaries alike. In response to her twice rejected no-Brexit/Brexit deal, one critic called her "the prime minister of humiliation." | Another called her "mean…crude (and) stupid," adding it's …
globalresearch.ca/theresa-mays-uk-prime-minister/5672552

Anger builds over GM plant closures and layoffs
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-25
With a widening corruption scandal engulfing the United Auto Workers union, workers are demanding new organizations to take forward the struggle against plant closures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

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

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