Daily Archives: March 26, 2019

2019-03-26: News Headlines

United Nations (2019-03-26). Brazilian officer a 'stellar example' of why more women are needed in UN peacekeeping. un.org Training gender advisors and focal points in the Central African Republic (CAR) has earned a Brazilian United Nations peacekeeper a special gender advocate award, it was announced on Tuesday.

United Nations (2019-03-26). 'Negative forces' at work in DR Congo threaten 'largely peaceful' relations across Great Lakes region, says outgoing UN envoy. un.org The UN's outgoing Special Envoy for Africa's Great Lakes region on Tuesday said countries there had made "important steps towards durable peace and stability" in the last 20 years, resulting in a region that is now "largely peaceful".

Fight Back (2019-03-26). Protest demands justice for the wrongfully convicted. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – A crowd of 20 rallied outside the office of 30th Ward Alderman Ariel Reboyras on March 20 to condemn his record of covering for police crimes and preventing justice for those victimized by police violence. | Protesters included residents of the 30th Ward, members of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Boricua Resistance (CBR), and Innocent Demand Justice. Addressing the crowd, Jazmine Salas, co-chair of the Chicago Alliance, said "Reboyras has done nothing for the survivors of Guevara's crimes and instead made sure to protect dirty cops. He has turned his back on Bl…

teleSUR (2019-03-26). Brazilian Government Threatens to End Indigenous Health System. telesurenglish.net As a response to the Brazilian government's proposal to municipalize Indigenous health, hundreds of protestors took the streets Monday and Tuesday to defend the current Subsystem under the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (Sesai). | RELATED: | Brazil: President Bolsonaro Deepens Anti-Indigenous Policies | On Tuesday morning, Indigenous people occupied the building of the Ministry of Health in Curitiba, joining other protests in Bahia, Porto Velho, Brasilia, and all over…

Steve Striffler (2019-03-26). Venezuela, US Solidarity, and the Future of Socialism. commondreams.org Protestors rally in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro outside the Venezuelan Consulate in Midtown Manhattan, January 24, 2019 in New York City. The Trump administration, along with several other governments in the region, had just recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as "Interim President" of the Latin American nation. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Robert Fisk (2019-03-26). Ardern's Response to Christchurch has Put Other Leaders to Shame, But Not for Its Compassion Alone. counterpunch.org Cometh the hour, cometh the woman. Jacinda Ardern won her spurs last week with her response to the Christchurch atrocity. But the world's praise for her eloquence and compassion missed the point. Ardern was different. She fought from the start like a real politician, scorning the killer, attacking racism and slapping back at Turkish president Erdogan's revolting election propaganda More

STAFF (2019-03-26). Democrats' Russophobia Hid Trump's Real Crimes. therealnews.com Gerald Horne and Jeff Cohen join host Paul Jay to unpack the Democrat and corporate media obsession with Russiagate, the foreign policy implications, and how it let Trump off the hook on major policy issues…

STAFF (2019-03-26). Democrats' Russia Obsession Let Trump Abandon Nuclear Treaties—Wilkerson and Jay. therealnews.com While there's ample evidence to indict Trump for obstruction and Democrats naively trusted Mueller, more crucial issue is the missed opportunity to negotiate stronger nuclear weapons treaties—Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay…

STAFF (2019-03-26). Democrats' Russiagate Fixation Has Obscured Trump's True Crimes. truthdig.com What follows is a conversation between author Gerald Horne, Truthdig contributor Jeff Cohen and Paul Jay of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of…

Patrick Cockburn (2019-03-26). How ISIS's Brutal Project in the Middle East was Finally Overthrown. counterpunch.org Up to its dying days the self-declared Islamic State has retained the ability to top the news agenda, even as its fighters were losing their last battle for bomb-shattered villages in the deserts of eastern Syria. When their spokesman promised retaliation for the massacre of Muslims in the Christchurch mosques his threat was taken seriously. More

Joshua Frank (2019-03-26). To Celebrate or to Not? The Mueller Question. counterpunch.org Finally, it's over. Well, sort of, anyway. Late Sunday afternoon, Attorney General Bill Barr released his much-anticipated summary of Bob Mueller's Russia investigation. The big news, of course, was that nobody in Trump's orbit "knowingly" coordinated with Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 election. Trump won't be charged with obstruction of justice and not a single American was indicted for conspiracy. More

Jonathan Cook (2019-03-26). Lessons for the Progressive Left From the 'Failed' Mueller Inquiry. mintpressnews.com In the combined success-failure of the Mueller inquiry, the progressive left has an opportunity to understand in a much more sophisticated way how real power works and in whose favor it is exercised.

People's World Editorial Board (2019-03-26). Editorial: Stop waiting for Mueller's report to save us. peoplesworld.org Wait for the Mueller report, many said, it will reveal everything. The Republicans conspired with the Russians. The election was hacked. Trump will be toast. Well, we waited. And now the report is in…sort of. It's in the hands of Attorney General William Barr, who so far has not seen fit to share its contents …

Deirdre Griswold (2019-03-26). Between the lines of the Mueller Report. workers.org The relationship between the law and politics is once again the subject of oceans of ink — and their electronic equivalents in this digital age — as the Mueller Report is being analyzed, down to the last comma, by people who have not read it and are not allowed to . . . | Continue reading Between the lines of the Mueller Report at Workers.org

Jenna Orkin (2019-03-26). Quentin Crisp's Posthumous Book, the Sequel. counterpunch.org Those of us lucky enough, by which I suppose I mean old enough, to have known Quentin Crisp's work while he was alive, are probably aware of the third volume of his autobiography, The Last Word, published posthumously in 2017, on the 18th anniversary of his death. That wonderful book, simpler and more direct than had been his custom, introduced More

Chelli Stanley (2019-03-26). Detectives on Smollett Case Have Troubling Backgrounds. counterpunch.org The Chicago Police department calls a survivor of violence a 'liar' and the world agrees? Nah. Whether we look at it logically, legally, or historically, there's much more to the story than that. I had never heard of Jussie Smollett before the attack and media coverage. I don't watch TV and had never watched Empire, but something seemed off More

George Ochenski (2019-03-26). The Fox in the Henhouse: Bernhardt at Interior. counterpunch.org Everyone has heard the old saying about "the fox guarding the hen house" — which generally means you wind up with a fat fox and dead chickens. That's something Montana's senators should keep in mind when the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee weighs Donald Trump's nomination of former oil, gas and mining lobbyist David Bernhardt to be the next Secretary of the Interior following the December resignation of ethics-plagued Ryan Zinke. And yes, that means Republican Sen. Steve Daines is going to have to decide if putting Trump's raper-scraper in charge of 245 million acres of America's public lands…

William deBuys (2019-03-26). 12 Ways to Make Sense of the Border Mess. counterpunch.org Borders are cruel. I know this because I've been studying the U.S.-Mexico border for more than 40 years. It features prominently in two of my books, written in different decades. It keeps pulling me back. Every time I cross that border, I say to myself that this is no big deal — I'm used to it. And every More

Teresa Gutierrez (2019-03-26). Never forget the 2018 Austin bombings. workers.org One year ago, from March 2 through 21, this city was gripped by acts of terror when Mark Anthony Conditt, who is white, left cardboard packages armed to explode in homes and yards. At the end of it all, two people were killed and five injured. Although corporate media and . . . | Continue reading Never forget the 2018 Austin bombings at Workers.org

William Camacaro (2019-03-26). Urgent call to celebrate May Day in solidarity with Venezuela. mronline.org Come see the real "threat" posed by Venezuela—as living proof that another world indeed is possible. | Source

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-26). War or Uneasy Truce in Gaza? Renewed Bombing ordered by Netanyahu. globalresearch.ca Aiming to show toughness against defenseless Gazans ahead of the April 9 elections, Netanyahu ordered the Strip terror-bombed on Monday — affirming his ruthlessness once again, after countless previous times. | For hours during day and nighttime hours on Monday, IDF …

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-26). Third Trump Regime Sabotage of Venezuela's Electrical Grid Foiled. globalresearch.ca Unbowed after over two months of failed efforts to topple Maduro, failure to win over its military or gain popular support, its paramilitary attack scheme and other tactics foiled so far — the Trump regime cyberattacked Venezuela's electrical power grid …

Jonathan Cook (2019-03-26). Three Lessons for the Progressive Left from the Mueller Inquiry. globalresearch.ca Here are three important lessons for the progressive left to consider now that it is clear the inquiry by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russiagate is never going to uncover collusion between Donald Trump's camp and the Kremlin in …

STAFF (2019-03-26). Mueller Didn't Exonerate Trump of Obstruction of Justice. truthout.org The Mueller report is finally done. On March 23, Special Counsel Robert Mueller sent the confidential report of his 22-month investigation to Attorney General William Barr. Less than 48 hours later, Barr released a four-page letter outlining Mueller's conclusions and jumping to one as well. | In response to Barr's letter, Donald Trump claimed, "There was no obstruction, none whatsoever, and it was a complete and total exoneration." But Mueller did not exonerate Trump of obstruction…

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (2019-03-26). The Mueller Report Was Never Going to Save Us. We Must Fight Collusion Ourselves. commondreams.org Special counsel Robert Mueller (C) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. The committee meets with Mueller to discuss the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Global Research News (2019-03-26). Selected Articles: RussiaGate and the Mueller Report. globalresearch.ca Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A

Ruth Conniff (2019-03-26). Mueller Report Does Not Disprove that Trump Is a Crook. progressive.org The truth is less dramatic, but more sordid.

Judicial Watch (2019-03-26). Judicial Watch Statement on Mueller Report. globalresearch.ca Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the Mueller special counsel report summary made public by Attorney General Barr today: | The long, national nightmare is over and President Trump has been vindicated. The corruptly-created and …

Massoud Nayeri (2019-03-26). Don't Trust a Hand that Feeds the "Fascist Beast". People Around the World Are Rising Up against Their Government. globalresearch.ca The "Mueller Report" is out and as it was expected, it was disastrous news to the Democrats and pushed the fascistic minded President a little closer to his dream of creating a police state in the U.S. In this regard, …

Consortiumnews (2019-03-26). Three Lessons From 'Failed' Mueller Inquiry. consortiumnews.com Jonathan Cook analyzes what progressives can glean from a major squabble between different wings of the same neoliberal establishment. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net Here are three important lessons for the progressive left to consider now that it is clear the inquiry… Read more →

John Nichols (2019-03-26). The President Has Not Been Exonerated. thenation.com The President Has Not Been Exonerated…

Robert Reich (2019-03-26). Robert Reich: The Real Trump Scandal Was Never Collusion. truthdig.com We may never know for sure whether Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin to obtain Russia's help in the 2016 election, in return for, say, Trump's help in weakening NATO and not interfering against Russian aggression in Ukraine. | Trump and his propaganda machine at Fox News have repeatedly conjured up a "witch hunt" and maintained a drumbeat of "no collusion," which already has mired Robert Mueller's report in a fog of alt-interpretation and epistemological confusion. | What's "collusion?" What's illegal? Has Trump obstructed justice? Has he been vindicated? What did Mueller conclude, exactly? What did he me…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-26). Headlines for March 26, 2019. democracynow.org Israel Continues Airstrikes in Gaza Amid Fragile Truce, U.S. Officially Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Territory, Trump Suggests Probes into "Traitors" in Wake of Mueller Report, Pentagon Authorizes Diversion of $1 Billion to Build Border Wall, Father of 6-Year-Old Sandy Hook Victim Dies by Suicide, Parkland Survivors Urge Senators to Pass Background Check Act, DOJ Backs Full Repeal of Affordable Care Act, Mexico: Radio Reporter Killed Amid Spate of Journalist Murders, Venezuela: New Power Outage Hits Residents Amid Political Turmoil, Suspects in College Admissions Scam Plead Not Guilty, Green New Deal Goes…

STAFF (2019-03-26). Don't Believe Trump or Barr. The Investigations Are Just Beginning. truthout.org Well, that didn't take long. | The ink wasn't dry on Attorney General William Barr's laughably porous "summary" of the Mueller report before Donald Trump and his allies declared war on all who have displeased them. This included a demand from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) that Bill Clinton be investigated for his 2016 airport tarmac meeting with then-Attorney General Lore…

teleSUR (2019-03-26). Flooding Kills at Least 19, Injures over 100 Across Iran. telesurenglish.net The Ministry of Interior advised Iranians Monday evening to cancel any trips and take the warnings seriously with the Disaster Management Organisation sending nationwide text messages to warn people about taking routes that are prone to flooding, including those in mountains and river banks. | RELATED: | Indonesia Flash Flood Death Toll Rises to 89, 74 Still Missing | The disaster comes during Iranian New Year, Nowruz, holidays when many Iranians travel within the country. | "T…

South Front (2019-03-26). Video: US Declared Another "Full Victory over ISIS". The 15th Time since December. globalresearch.ca On March 23, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) released a statement stressing that ISIS had been fully defeated in Syria, including the area of the Euphrates Valley. The SDF operation against ISIS in the Euphrates Valley lasted for over …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-03-26). Eight Years Ago, March 2011. The Day before Daraa: How the War Broke Out in Syria. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on August 2016. | The day before September 11, 2001 was like any normal day in New York City. September 10, 2001 was unaware of the earthshaking events which would happen the next day. | Similarly, one …

Fight Back (2019-03-26). The Golan Heights is Arab Syrian land. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN). | The U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) categorically rejects Donald Trump's executive order today recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. As always, the U.S. continues to act with impunity against the will of the Arab people and with clear disregard of international law. This comes two years and three months after the U.S. administration's public recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist entity. | Trump was sitting with Israeli Prime Minist…

Bill Van Auken (2019-03-26). Trump Recognizes Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights: Green Light for Global War. globalresearch.ca The hastily completed White House ceremony in which President Donald Trump signed a decree granting official US recognition to Israel's illegal annexation of Syria's Golan Heights is an act which, on its surface, appears to change few facts on the …

Israel Shahak (2019-03-26). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

teleSUR (2019-03-26). Trump's 'Recognition' of Golan as Israeli Draws Sharp Rebuke. telesurenglish.net World powers, Syria and the United Nations rebuked the United States' recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu official visit in the United States. | RELATED: | US Claims Golan as Israeli while Boosting Military Presence | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it is "clear…

Elizabeth Keyes (2019-03-26). My Russia Hot-Air Balloon. counterpunch.org Wouldn't you like to ride in my Russia hot-air balloon? Wouldn't you like to malign in my Russia hot-air balloon? We'll rig the vote with media folk together, you and I, For we can LIE!!! Up, up and unaware in my propaganda tool, my Russia hot-air balloon! The world's a surreal place in my propaganda More

James C. Kennedy (2019-03-26). The Poisonous History of Neo-Classical Economics. counterpunch.org "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country." — Edward Bernays The U.S. and other western nations are blindly marching themselves More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-26). Disinviting Jordan Peterson: the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge and Approved Ideas. counterpunch.org He has sent so many cliques and groups into titters of anger, and the indignant have attempted to turn on him. The university environment should be the last place where dangerous ideas, and views, are stifled and stomped upon. In actual fact, we are seeing the reverse; from students unions to middle- and upper-managerial parasites More

Fréa Lockley (2019-03-26). Four years on, UK arms sales are still propping up the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen. thecanary.co 26 March marks "four years since Saudi-led forces began bombing Yemen". Despite tens of thousands of deaths from bombs and thousands more from what … | Read more Four years on, UK arms sales are still propping up the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen | By Fréa Lockley

STAFF (2019-03-26). John Bolton and Mike Pompeo Defy the International Criminal Court. truthout.org Events just fly by in the ever-accelerating rush of Trump Time, so it's easy enough to miss important ones in the chaos. Paul Manafort is sentenced twice and indicted a third time! Whoosh! Gone! The Senate agrees with the House that the United States should stop supporti…

Consortiumnews (2019-03-26). Anti-Semitism and Double Standards. consortiumnews.com Criticizing Israel is considered bad form, writes Daniel Lazare, but keeping mum about Saudi crimes is fine as long as the donations continue to flow. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News In a week when the GOP flaunted its… Read more →

teleSUR (2019-03-26). UNICEF: Yemen is Today's Worst Humanitarian Crisis in World. telesurenglish.net At the four year anniversary of the Saudi war on Yemen as many as 56,000 Yemeni, mainly civilians, have been killed in the conflict fueled by arms from the United Kingdom, United States and France. | RELATED: | US and UK Weapons Caused Nearly 1,000 Civilian Casualties in Yemen: Report | The United Nations has categorized the situation in Yemen as the world's current worst humanitarian crisis. | In what factions thought would be a six month conflict has instead dragg…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-03-26). Historically Huge Anti-Saudi Rallies Across Yemen on War's Fourth Anniversary. mintpressnews.com Unprecedented numbers of Yemenis took part in the anti-Saudi demonstrations on the fourth anniversary of the war in Yemen this year, indicating a growing opposition to the Saudi-led presence in their country.

Global Research (2019-03-26). Become a Member of Global Research — Receive Free Books! globalresearch.ca At Global Research, our mandate is to increase awareness on the broadest possible level while maintaining full independence in our reports and analyses. Our commitment is to make our articles and videos available to the broadest possible readership, on a …

teleSUR (2019-03-26). #MeToo Movement Spreads to Mexico's Various Industries. telesurenglish.net In Mexico, in a wave of #metoo, women are coming forward with their experiences of sexual harassment while exposing the perpetrators in several industries across the country. | RELATED: | #MeToo Graffiti Spray-painted on Famous WWII 'Kiss' Statue | The movement started Thursday when a political commentator, Ana Ge tweeted, "a powerful man within the literature ci…

United Nations (2019-03-26). 'Provocative actions and inflammatory rhetoric' destabilizing Middle East, warns top UN official. un.org Against a backdrop of rising tensions in Israel and Palestine, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East, painted a bleak picture once again in the Security Council on Tuesday, cataloguing further terrorist acts, attacks against civilians, reprisals against demonstrators, unlawful demolitions and settlement expansions, and a funding crisis which could have dramatic consequences for the stability of an already volatile region.

United Nations (2019-03-26). 'Revved up climate action' needed to counter 'prolonged' and deadly storms like Cyclone Idai: Guterres. un.org Cyclone Idai and the mounting death toll is "yet another alarm bell about the dangers of climate change" UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, warning that vulnerable countries like Mozambique, would be hit the hardest unless urgent action is taken by nations across the world.

commondreams (2019-03-26). Eric Holder and Arnold Schwarzenegger Sign the End Gerrymandering Pledge. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Asharq Al-Awsat (2019-03-26). War Crimes: 10 Children Killed by US Airstrike in Afghanistan. UN. globalresearch.ca Ten children, part of the same extended family, were killed by a US airstrike in Afghanistan, along with three adult civilians, the United Nations said on Monday. | The airstrike early on Saturday was part of a battle between the Taliban …

Julian Rose (2019-03-26). The World Crisis: Can Chickens Swim? globalresearch.ca Need I say it, extraordinary things are going on all over this World, and it turns out that having to resort to a survival formula in order to cope with them, is not necessarily the best way forward. In fact, …

Press TV (2019-03-26). UK's Secret War: British Elite Commandos Wounded in Yemen. globalresearch.ca A number of elite British commandos have sustained injuries in direct gunfights with Yemeni forces as part of what appears to be a secretive UK military campaign in Yemen, a new report says, adding a major twist to London's involvement …

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2019-03-26). It Is Long Past Time for a National Reckoning With the Catastrophic Costs of Endless War. thenation.com It Is Long Past Time for a National Reckoning With the Catastrophic Costs of Endless War…

teleSUR (2019-03-26). Honduran Journalist Barricades in Radio Station to Avoid Arrest. telesurenglish.net The director of Radio Globo, David Romero Ellner, stayed overnight at the station in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday to avoid arrest from police waiting outside with an arrest warrant on counts of defamation, libel, and slander over a corruption scandal he exposed. | RELATED: | Honduran Journalist Gunned Down Outside Home | The National Commissioner for Human Rights in…

Global Research News (2019-03-26). Anti-NATO Speaking Events in Regina and Winnipeg. globalresearch.ca André Vitchek is a Russian-born American political analyst, journalist, and a filmmaker who has lived in the US, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Vietnam, Samoa and Indonesia. He has covered armed conflicts in Peru, Kashmir, Mexico, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Congo, India, South …

teleSUR (2019-03-26). Russia's Lavrov to US: Your Venezuelan Coup Violates UN Charter. telesurenglish.net Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Monday by telephone during which they discussed U.S. interventionism in Venezuela. | RELATED: | Trump Admin Wants $500M to Fund Its Intervention in Venezuela | According to Russia's foreign ministry website Lavrov told Pompeo: "Washington's attempts to organize a coup d'état in Venezuela and (U.S.) threats against the legitimate government are in violation of the UN Charter." The forei…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-03-26). In the Wake of the RussiaGate Witch-Hunt: Now We Will Find Out if Trump Is Really the President or Merely a Figurehead. globalresearch.ca What can we conclude from the utter and total failure of the Russiagate "investigation" to find any evidence of "Russian collusion"? | We can conclude that it was a hoax cooked up by an utterly corrupt and immoral military/security complex determined …

United Nations (2019-03-26). 10 million Yemenis 'one step away from famine', UN food relief agency calls for 'unhindered access' to frontline regions. un.org With Yemen now in its fifth year of conflict between pro-Government forces and Houthi rebels, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is calling for "unhindered access" to the most desperate areas in the frontline regions "to prevent the food security situation deteriorating".

Kei Pritsker (2019-03-26). Watch | US Foists "Humanitarian Aid" on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. mintpressnews.com (Transcript) —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration — There's been nonstop talk about the humanitarian situation in Venezuela. | In case you haven't heard, U.S. politicians are really concerned for the Venezuelan people's well-being — screaming their all-too-familiar code words that justify U.S. intervention, like "a humanitarian crisis … socialist dictator starving his own people." | Fine. | But if the United States really wants to save people from a dire humanitarian crisis, why aren't we…

Donna Miles-Mojab (2019-03-26). Christchurch Shooting: Why Are We Not Using the Word Islamophobia? globalresearch.ca Make no mistake, it was not just one man and his gun that killed 50 innocent worshippers in Christchurch, the whole Islamophobia industry had its finger on that trigger too — and yet, in much important commentary about the terrorist …

Suzie Dawson (2019-03-26). Misguided Spying and the New Zealand Massacre. globalresearch.ca Now that the bodies of 49 innocent human beings are lying in a Christchurch, New Zealand, morgue — gunned down by a heavily armed terrorist — New Zealand media are asking the obvious questions: why didn't our intelligence agencies know …

teleSUR (2019-03-26). Bolsonaro To 'Commemorate' Brazil's 1964 Military Coup. telesurenglish.net Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gave the Ministry of Defense freedom to carry out the "due commemorations" of the 55th anniversary of the country's 1964 military coup on March 31, spokesman of the presidency Otavio Rego Barros said Monday. | RELATED: | Brazilian Ex-President Temer Released by Appeals Court | "Our president has already determined th…

Fight Back (2019-03-26). Tampa students hold vigil for victims of Christchurch mosque shootings. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On March 21 University of South Florida (USF) students and Tampa community members gathered to commemorate the lives of the victims of the Christchurch New Zealand mosque shootings. Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) hosted the event and laid out 50 flowers on the lawn in front of the Marshall Student Center to represent each victim of the attack. | The shootings were committed by Brenton Tarrant. Tarrant was motivated by white-supremacist and alt-right ideas, such as xenophobia and anti-immigration, which he rambled about in a written statement. | "The bottom line is that white suprema…

Martin Garbus (2019-03-26). What I Saw at the Dilley, Texas, Immigrant Detention Center. thenation.com What I Saw at the Dilley, Texas, Immigrant Detention Center…

Jonathan Cook (2019-03-26). Trump's Golan Green Light Paves Way to Israel's Annexation of West Bank. globalresearch.ca When President Donald Trump moved the US embassy to occupied Jerusalem last year, effectively sabotaging any hope of establishing a viable Palestinian state, he tore up the international rulebook. | Last week, he trampled all over its remaining tattered pages. He …

C. Wright Mills (2019-03-26). Moral Paralysis. Both Leaders and Intellectuals. "The Passive Conspiracy to Kill off Public Scrutiny": C. Wright Mills. globalresearch.ca "Every time intellectuals have the chance to speak yet do not speak, they join the forces that train men not to be able to think and imagine and feel in morally and politically adequate ways…when they do not demand that …

Peter Koenig (2019-03-26). "Blood Gold" in La Rinconada, Devil's Paradise in Peru's Andes: A Crime Gang-run City, Human Rights do not Exist. globalresearch.ca Who buys this gold? Large corporations. One of them is the Swiss registered Metalor, among the world's largest gold foundries. Annually, 3,000 to 3,500 tons of gold are mined across the globe. Switzerland refines about 70-80% of all the gold in the world. An estimated 20% to 30% of it is considered 'blood gold'

Javier Ruiz (2019-03-26). US Red Lines for Digital Trade with the UK Cause Alarm. globalresearch.ca The US government has published its negotiating objectives for a trade deal with the UK, which include some worrying proposals on digital trade, including a ban on the disclosure of source code and algorithms, and potential restrictions on data protection….

John McEvoy (2019-03-26). Venezuelans are using music to strike back against US imperialism. thecanary.co The Canary is currently in Venezuela. This is the latest in our series of on-the-ground articles. San Agustín is the beating heart of the music … | Read more Venezuelans are using music to strike back against US imperialism | By John McEvoy

teleSUR (2019-03-26). Venezuela Suspends Work, Schools Amid New Blackout. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Minister of Communication and Culture Jorge Rodriguez announced Tuesday that work and educational activities are suspended for 24 hours, in order to facilitate the rehabilitation works of the national electricity service, which suffered two new attacks on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces New Attack On Its National Electric System | "The Bolivarian gov…

United Nations (2019-03-26). UN expert condemns new sentence for jailed Venezuelan judge as 'another instance of reprisal'. un.org Maria Lourdes Afiuni, a jailed Venezuelan judge arrested ten years ago, has been slapped with a further five-year sentence, prompting a UN human rights expert to express his "grave concern", describing the further punishment as an act of "reprisal against her".

teleSUR (2019-03-26). Venezuela Gov't Reports Gradual Restoration of Electric Service. telesurenglish.net The government of Venezuela announced Tuesday morning the gradual restoration of electricity service in Caracas, the capital of the country, after the double attack on the electrical system denounced by the administration of President Nicolas Maduro. | Minister of Communication Jorge Rodríguez through his official Twitter account, reported that the fire brigades came to the 765 kva yard in Guri, in Bolívar state, and managed to control the flames to reactivate the electric system in this country's main electric plant. | "The electric service has been restored in a large part of the capital, however, we are al…

teleSUR (2019-03-26). Jorge Arreaza Attends Western Sahara Conference in South Africa. telesurenglish.net The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Solidarity Conference with the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic started Monday, in Pretoria, South Africa, with a call for unity to ensure the right to freedom and self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. | RELATED: | UN Secretary General Meets with Venezuelan Foreign Minister | The SADC Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara seeks, among other things, to reaffirm the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-det…

RT (2019-03-26). Herstory, heterosexism and homonationalism: University 'language guide' ignites free speech battle. rt.com Massachusetts' Amherst College has drawn criticism for publishing a 'language guide' to the latest social justice buzzwords. The ensuing fiasco is the latest battle in the neverending war over free speech on America's campuses. |

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-26). Venezuela Gov't Presents Evidence of Alleged Terrorism Plots by "Foreign Paramilitaries. mintpressnews.com Juan Guaido's chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, was arrested on Thursday, accused of leading a "terrorist cell." Authorities say that Marrero was linked to to the hiring of Central American mercenaries.

WSWS (2019-03-26). Sri Lankan think tank warns about growing levels of social inequality. wsws.org In 2016, the richest 10 percent earned the equivalent of the total amount earned by 70 percent of all households per year.

Strategic Culture (2019-03-26). Trump's Foreign Policy: Do Whatever Netanyahu and Prince Salman Want. theantimedia.com (SC Opinion) — Now that Donald Trump, like Barack Obama before him, has failed to remove Syria's Bashar al-Assad by means of American training of, and supply of weapons to, 'rebels' (almost all of whom were actually jihadists) in Syria, Trump, on March 21st, has set into motion a process that is designed to provide a 'justification' for …

RT (2019-03-26). Democrats 'caught red-handed lying' on Trump-Russia, but 'march on' — Ron Paul on Mueller report. rt.com With Republicans blocking Democrat calls to release Robert Mueller's full report, former Congressman Ron Paul told RT that the Democratic party needs to own up to peddling the 'Russian collusion' lie and move on. |

RT (2019-03-26). Velociraptor-riding Reagan & Star Wars enrolled by Republican Senator in crusade on Green New Deal. rt.com Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' ambitious 'Green New Deal' has been roundly criticized by the right, but none have been as creative as Republican Sen. Mike Lee, who used giant cartoons and Star Wars memes to pick apart the plan. |

Santa Cruz News (2019-03-26). 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…

plenglish (2019-03-26). Colombian Government at Debate on Political Control in Congress. plenglish.com Bogota, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A debate on political control to clarify whether or not there is a peace policy in the government of President Ivan Duque will take place in the Colombian Congress on Tuesday.

plenglish (2019-03-26). China Rejects U.S. Decision on Syrian Golan. plenglish.com Beijing, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) China joined Tuesday its voice to the international condemnation that resulted from the recognition by the United States of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a usurped territory belonging to Syria.

plenglish (2019-03-26). Venezuela to Win against U.S. Destabilizing Attempts, Cabello Says. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The first Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, warned the Bolivarian people will maintain victory in the face of new attacks from the United States and the opposition against the National Electric System (SEN).

plenglish (2019-03-26). Brazilian Prosecutor's Office to Appeal Decision to Free Temer. plenglish.com Brasilia, March 26 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Public Prosecutor"s Office will appeal against the decision of a judge who on Monday ordered the release of former president Michel Temer (2016-2018) and seven other detainees accused of corruption, confirmed judicial sources on Tuesday.

pip.hinman (2019-03-26). Support grows for Chemist Warehouse workers. greenleft.org.au About 200 workers attended a rally to support striking Chemist Warehouse workers outside the company's head office and Preston warehouse on March 22. The workers have been on an indefinite strike since March 12 for wage parity and improved conditions. | National Union of Workers (NUW) national secretaryTim Kennedy told the rally that "wage justice" was one of the important reasons for going out. Chemist Warehouse workers are paid about 25% less than workers doing to same job elsewhere. | Insecure work is another one.

RT (2019-03-26). 'We're not investigators': CNN chief ridiculed over defending coverage of Mueller probe. rt.com Netizens were up in arms this week grilling CNN boss Jeff Zucker who awkwardly defended his network's coverage of the Mueller probe, saying their job was to report facts "as we know them," rather than, you know, investigating. |

plenglish (2019-03-26). Security Forces Deployed in Venezuela After Electric Sabotage. plenglish.com Caracas, March 26 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) and other citizen security agencies remain deployed this Tuesday in Venezuela after the electrical sabotage that left much of the country without service since Monday night.

Jake Johnson (2019-03-26). "Dark Day for Internet Freedom": EU to Create Online Censorship Machine. theantimedia.com (CD) — Despite widespread grassroots opposition, the European Parliament Tuesday approved sweeping copyright rules that critics warn will spawn an internet "censorship machine." NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden decried the vote, tweeting, in German, "Never forget what they did here." In a blog post, Danny O'Brien—international director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)—called passage of the copyright rules "a stunning rejection of …

plenglish (2019-03-26). China Condemns Attempt to Politicize IDB Meeting on Venezuelan Issue. plenglish.com Beijing, March 26 (Prensa Latina) China despised Tuesday the attempt by some members of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to politicize the annual meeting acheduled for this week with the requirement that a representative of the Venezuelan opposition attend.

WSWS (2019-03-26). New Zealand government bans fascist terrorist Brenton Tarrant's manifesto. wsws.org The decision is a major attack on democratic rights aimed at covering up the political roots of the March 15 terrorist attack and suppressing discussion about the danger of fascism.

RT (2019-03-26). Media's 2-yr infatuation with Russiagate could hand Trump victory in 2020 — analysts (VIDEO). rt.com Journalists who peddled Russiagate accounts have struggled to cope with Mueller's deflating findings, but their suffering will likely intensify now that they've handed Donald Trump ammunition for his re-election, analysts told RT.

plenglish (2019-03-26). Russia Calls Palestinians, Israeli to end Violence in Gaza. plenglish.com Moscow, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) In the midst of artillery and Zionist aviation attacks on the Gaza Strip, Russia called Tuesday on Israelis and Palestinians to end the violence in that region.

RT (2019-03-26). Pentagon signs off on first $1bn for border security, incl. 57 miles of 18ft-high WALL. rt.com The Pentagon has formally greenlighted the transfer of up to $1 billion towards the construction of "roads and fences" as well as lighting along the US-Mexico border wall, as part of a crackdown on drug trafficking.

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-03-26). Democrats Ignore a Progressive Foreign Policy at Their Peril. truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on anti-war.com. | The 2020 election will not turn on global issues — and more's the pity. After all, thanks to decades upon decades of accumulating executive power in an increasingly imperial presidency, it is in foreign affairs that the commander-in-chief possesses near dictatorial power. Conversely, in domestic policy, a hostile Congress can…

Trevor Aaronson (2019-03-26). Terrorism's Double Standard. zcomm.org Violent Far-Right Extremists Are Rarely Prosecuted as Terrorists…

2019-03-26: Social Media Postees

'Negative forces' at work in DR Congo threaten 'largely peaceful' relations across Great Lakes region, says outgoing UN envoy
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-26
The UN's outgoing Special Envoy for Africa's Great Lakes region on Tuesday said countries there had made "important steps towards durable peace and stability" in the last 20 years, resulting in a region that is now "largely peaceful".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1035521

Brazilian officer a 'stellar example' of why more women are needed in UN peacekeeping
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-26
Training gender advisors and focal points in the Central African Republic (CAR) has earned a Brazilian United Nations peacekeeper a special gender advocate award, it was announced on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1035511

Protest demands justice for the wrongfully convicted
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-26
Chicago, IL – A crowd of 20 rallied outside the office of 30th Ward Alderman Ariel Reboyras on March 20 to condemn his record of covering for police crimes and preventing justice for those victimized by police violence. | Protesters included residents of the 30th Ward, members of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Boricua Resistance (CBR), and Innocent Demand Justice. Addressing the crowd, Jazmine Salas, co-chair of the Chicago Alliance, said "Reboyras has done nothing for the survivors of Guevara's crimes and instead made sure to protect dirty cops. He has turned his back on Bl…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/25/…

Brazilian Government Threatens to End Indigenous Health System
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
As a response to the Brazilian government's proposal to municipalize Indigenous health, hundreds of protestors took the streets Monday and Tuesday to defend the current Subsystem under the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (Sesai). | RELATED: | Brazil: President Bolsonaro Deepens Anti-Indigenous Policies | On Tuesday morning, Indigenous people occupied the building of the Ministry of Health in Curitiba, joining other protests in Bahia, Porto Velho, Brasilia, and all over…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilian-Government-Threatens-to-End-Indigenous-Health-System–20190326-0028.html

Venezuela, US Solidarity, and the Future of Socialism
Steve Striffler | commondreams.org | 2019-03-26
Protestors rally in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro outside the Venezuelan Consulate in Midtown Manhattan, January 24, 2019 in New York City. The Trump administration, along with several other governments in the region, had just recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as "Interim President" of the Latin American nation. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/26/venezuela-us-solidarity-and-future-socialism?cd-origin=rss

Ardern's Response to Christchurch has Put Other Leaders to Shame, But Not for Its Compassion Alone
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-26
Cometh the hour, cometh the woman. Jacinda Ardern won her spurs last week with her response to the Christchurch atrocity. But the world's praise for her eloquence and compassion missed the point. Ardern was different. She fought from the start like a real politician, scorning the killer, attacking racism and slapping back at Turkish president Erdogan's revolting election propaganda…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/26/arderns-response-to-christchurch-has-put-other-leaders-to-shame-but-not-for-its-compassion-alone/

Democrats' Russia Obsession Let Trump Abandon Nuclear Treaties–Wilkerson and Jay
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-26
While there's ample evidence to indict Trump for obstruction and Democrats naively trusted Mueller, more crucial issue is the missed opportunity to negotiate stronger nuclear weapons treaties–Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/russia-obsession-let-trump-abandon-nuclear-treaties-wilkerson-and-jay

Democrats' Russophobia Hid Trump's Real Crimes
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-26
Gerald Horne and Jeff Cohen join host Paul Jay to unpack the Democrat and corporate media obsession with Russiagate, the foreign policy implications, and how it let Trump off the hook on major policy issues…
therealnews.com/stories/democrats-russophobia-hid-trumps-real-crimes

Democrats' Russiagate Fixation Has Obscured Trump's True Crimes
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-26
What follows is a conversation between author Gerald Horne, Truthdig contributor Jeff Cohen and Paul Jay of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of…
truthdig.com/articles/democrats-russiagate-fixation-has-obscured-trumps-true-crimes/

How ISIS's Brutal Project in the Middle East was Finally Overthrown
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-26
Up to its dying days the self-declared Islamic State has retained the ability to top the news agenda, even as its fighters were losing their last battle for bomb-shattered villages in the deserts of eastern Syria. When their spokesman promised retaliation for the massacre of Muslims in the Christchurch mosques his threat was taken seriously.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/26/how-isiss-brutal-project-in-the-middle-east-was-finally-overthrown/

War or Uneasy Truce in Gaza? Renewed Bombing ordered by Netanyahu
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
Aiming to show toughness against defenseless Gazans ahead of the April 9 elections, Netanyahu ordered the Strip terror-bombed on Monday — affirming his ruthlessness once again, after countless previous times. | For hours during day and nighttime hours on Monday, IDF …
globalresearch.ca/war-or-uneasy-truce-in-gaza-renewed-bombing-ordered-by-netanyahu/5672672

Third Trump Regime Sabotage of Venezuela's Electrical Grid Foiled
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
Unbowed after over two months of failed efforts to topple Maduro, failure to win over its military or gain popular support, its paramilitary attack scheme and other tactics foiled so far — the Trump regime cyberattacked Venezuela's electrical power grid …
globalresearch.ca/third-trump-regime-sabotage-venezuelas-electrical-grid-foiled/5672679

Mueller Didn't Exonerate Trump of Obstruction of Justice
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-03-26
The Mueller report is finally done. On March 23, Special Counsel Robert Mueller sent the confidential report of his 22-month investigation to Attorney General William Barr. Less than 48 hours later, Barr released a four-page letter outlining Mueller's conclusions and jumping to one as well. | In response to Barr's letter, Donald Trump claimed, "There was no obstruction, none whatsoever, and it was a complete and total exoneration." But Mueller did not exonerate Trump of obstruction…
truthout.org/articles/mueller-didnt-exonerate-trump-of-obstruction-of-justice/

Mueller Report Does Not Disprove that Trump Is a Crook
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2019-03-26
The truth is less dramatic, but more sordid.
progressive.org/dispatches/mueller-report-does-not-disprove-trump-is-a-crook-conniff-190326/

Between the lines of the Mueller Report
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2019-03-26
The relationship between the law and politics is once again the subject of oceans of ink — and their electronic equivalents in this digital age — as the Mueller Report is being analyzed, down to the last comma, by people who have not read it and are not allowed to . . . | Continue reading Between the lines of the Mueller Report at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/03/25/between-the-lines-of-the-mueller-report/

Three Lessons From 'Failed' Mueller Inquiry
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-26
Jonathan Cook analyzes what progressives can glean from a major squabble between different wings of the same neoliberal establishment. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net Here are three important lessons for the progressive left to consider now that it is clear the inquiry… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/26/three-lessons-from-failed-mueller-inquiry/

Robert Reich: The Real Trump Scandal Was Never Collusion
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2019-03-26
We may never know for sure whether Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin to obtain Russia's help in the 2016 election, in return for, say, Trump's help in weakening NATO and not interfering against Russian aggression in Ukraine. | Trump and his propaganda machine at Fox News have repeatedly conjured up a "witch hunt" and maintained a drumbeat of "no collusion," which already has mired Robert Mueller's report in a fog of alt-interpretation and epistemological confusion. | What's "collusion?" What's illegal? Has Trump obstructed justice? Has he been vindicated? What did Mueller conclude, exactly? What did he me…
truthdig.com/articles/robert-reich-the-real-trump-scandal-was-never-collusion/

The Mueller Report Was Never Going to Save Us. We Must Fight Collusion Ourselves
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II | commondreams.org | 2019-03-26
Special counsel Robert Mueller (C) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. The committee meets with Mueller to discuss the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/26/mueller-report-was-never-going-save-us-we-must-fight-collusion-ourselves?cd-origin=rss

Judicial Watch Statement on Mueller Report
Judicial Watch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the Mueller special counsel report summary made public by Attorney General Barr today: | The long, national nightmare is over and President Trump has been vindicated. The corruptly-created and …
globalresearch.ca/judicial-watch-statement-mueller-report/5672693

Lessons for the Progressive Left From the 'Failed' Mueller Inquiry
Jonathan Cook | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-26
In the combined success-failure of the Mueller inquiry, the progressive left has an opportunity to understand in a much more sophisticated way how real power works and in whose favor it is exercised.
mintpressnews.com/lessons-for-the-progressive-left-from-the-failed-mueller-inquiry/256542/

Three Lessons for the Progressive Left from the Mueller Inquiry
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
Here are three important lessons for the progressive left to consider now that it is clear the inquiry by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russiagate is never going to uncover collusion between Donald Trump's camp and the Kremlin in | …
globalresearch.ca/three-lessons-mueller-inquiry/5672704

The President Has Not Been Exonerated
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-03-26
The President Has Not Been Exonerated…
thenation.com/article/mueller-barr-exoneration-trump-nadler/

Editorial: Stop waiting for Mueller's report to save us
People's World Editorial Board | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-26
Wait for the Mueller report, many said, it will reveal everything. The Republicans conspired with the Russians. The election was hacked. Trump will be toast. Well, we waited. And now the report is in…sort of. It's in the hands of Attorney General William Barr, who so far has not seen fit to share its contents …
peoplesworld.org/article/editorial-stop-waiting-for-muellers-report-to-save-us/

Don't Believe Trump or Barr. The Investigations Are Just Beginning
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-03-26
Well, that didn't take long. | The ink wasn't dry on Attorney General William Barr's laughably porous "summary" of the Mueller report before Donald Trump and his allies declared war on all who have displeased them. This included a demand from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) that Bill Clinton be investigated for his 2016 airport tarmac meeting with then-Attorney General Lore…
truthout.org/articles/dont-believe-trump-or-barr-the-investigations-are-just-beginning/

Don't Trust a Hand that Feeds the "Fascist Beast". People Around the World Are Rising Up against Their Government
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
The "Mueller Report" is out and as it was expected, it was disastrous news to the Democrats and pushed the fascistic minded President a little closer to his dream of creating a police state in the U.S. In this regard, …
globalresearch.ca/dont-trust-a-hand-that-feeds-the-fascist-beast-people-around-the-world-are-rising-up-against-their-government/5672670

Selected Articles: RussiaGate and the Mueller Report
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A…
globalresearch.ca/mueller-report-trump-netanyahu-war-agenda-venezuela-regime-change/5672725

To Celebrate or to Not? The Mueller Question
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-26
Finally, it's over. Well, sort of, anyway. Late Sunday afternoon, Attorney General Bill Barr released his much-anticipated summary of Bob Mueller's Russia investigation. The big news, of course, was that nobody in Trump's orbit "knowingly" coordinated with Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 election. Trump won't be charged with obstruction of justice and not a single American was indicted for conspiracy.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/26/to-celebrate-or-to-not-the-mueller-question/

Flooding Kills at Least 19, Injures over 100 Across Iran
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
The Ministry of Interior advised Iranians Monday evening to cancel any trips and take the warnings seriously with the Disaster Management Organisation sending nationwide text messages to warn people about taking routes that are prone to flooding, including those in mountains and river banks. | RELATED: | Indonesia Flash Flood Death Toll Rises to 89, 74 Still Missing | The disaster comes during Iranian New Year, Nowruz, holidays when many Iranians travel within the country. | "T…
telesurenglish.net/news/Flooding-Kills-at-Least-19-Injures-over-100-Across-Iran-20190326-0012.html

The Golan Heights is Arab Syrian land
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-26
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN). | The U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) categorically rejects Donald Trump's executive order today recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. As always, the U.S. continues to act with impunity against the will of the Arab people and with clear disregard of international law. This comes two years and three months after the U.S. administration's public recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist entity. | Trump was sitting with Israeli Prime Minist…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/25/…

Eight Years Ago, March 2011. The Day before Daraa: How the War Broke Out in Syria
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
This article was originally published on August 2016. | The day before September 11, 2001 was like any normal day in New York City. September 10, 2001 was unaware of the earthshaking events which would happen the next day. | Similarly, one …
globalresearch.ca/deraa-how-war-broke-syria/5672626

Video: US Declared Another "Full Victory over ISIS". The 15th Time since December
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
On March 23, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) released a statement stressing that ISIS had been fully defeated in Syria, including the area of the Euphrates Valley. The SDF operation against ISIS in the Euphrates Valley lasted for over …
globalresearch.ca/us-declared-15th-victory-isis/5672631

Trump Recognizes Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights: Green Light for Global War
Bill Van Auken | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
The hastily completed White House ceremony in which President Donald Trump signed a decree granting official US recognition to Israel's illegal annexation of Syria's Golan Heights is an act which, on its surface, appears to change few facts on the …
globalresearch.ca/trump-recognizes-israeli-annexation-golan-heights-global-war/5672717

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

Trump's 'Recognition' of Golan as Israeli Draws Sharp Rebuke
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
World powers, Syria and the United Nations rebuked the United States' recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu official visit in the United States. | RELATED: | US Claims Golan as Israeli while Boosting Military Presence | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it is "clear…
telesurenglish.net/news/Golan-Status-Not-Changed-UN-Chief-Says-in-Rebuke-to-Trumps-Move-20190326-0009.html

Detectives on Smollett Case Have Troubling Backgrounds
Chelli Stanley | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-26
The Chicago Police department calls a survivor of violence a 'liar' and the world agrees? Nah. Whether we look at it logically, legally, or historically, there's much more to the story than that. I had never heard of Jussie Smollett before the attack and media coverage. I don't watch TV and had never watched Empire, but something seemed off…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/26/detectives-on-smollett-case-have-troubling-backgrounds-2/

12 Ways to Make Sense of the Border Mess
William deBuys | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-26
Borders are cruel. I know this because I've been studying the U.S.-Mexico border for more than 40 years. It features prominently in two of my books, written in different decades. It keeps pulling me back. Every time I cross that border, I say to myself that this is no big deal — I'm used to it. And every…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/26/12-ways-to-make-sense-of-the-border-mess/

Disinviting Jordan Peterson: the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge and Approved Ideas
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-26
He has sent so many cliques and groups into titters of anger, and the indignant have attempted to turn on him. The university environment should be the last place where dangerous ideas, and views, are stifled and stomped upon. In actual fact, we are seeing the reverse; from students unions to middle- and upper-managerial parasites…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/26/disinviting-jordan-peterson-the-faculty-of-divinity-cambridge-and-approved-ideas/

Quentin Crisp's Posthumous Book, the Sequel
Jenna Orkin | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-26
Those of us lucky enough, by which I suppose I mean old enough, to have known Quentin Crisp's work while he was alive, are probably aware of the third volume of his autobiography, The Last Word, published posthumously in 2017, on the 18th anniversary of his death. That wonderful book, simpler and more direct than had been his custom, introduced…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/26/quentin-crisps-posthumous-book-the-sequel/

The Fox in the Henhouse: Bernhardt at Interior
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-26
Everyone has heard the old saying about "the fox guarding the hen house" — which generally means you wind up with a fat fox and dead chickens. That's something Montana's senators should keep in mind when the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee weighs Donald Trump's nomination of former oil, gas and mining lobbyist David Bernhardt to be the next Secretary of the Interior following the December resignation of ethics-plagued Ryan Zinke. And yes, that means Republican Sen. Steve Daines is going to have to decide if putting Trump's raper-scraper in charge of 245 million acres of America's public lands…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/26/the-fox-in-the-henhouse-bernhardt-at-interior/

My Russia Hot-Air Balloon
Elizabeth Keyes | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-26
Wouldn't you like to ride in my Russia hot-air balloon? Wouldn't you like to malign in my Russia hot-air balloon? We'll rig the vote with media folk together, you and I, For we can LIE!!! Up, up and unaware in my propaganda tool, my Russia hot-air balloon! The world's a surreal place in my propaganda…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/26/my-russia-hot-air-balloon/

The Poisonous History of Neo-Classical Economics
James C. Kennedy | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-26
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country." — Edward Bernays The U.S. and other western nations are blindly marching themselves…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/26/the-poisonous-history-of-neo-classical-economics/

Historically Huge Anti-Saudi Rallies Across Yemen on War's Fourth Anniversary
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-26
Unprecedented numbers of Yemenis took part in the anti-Saudi demonstrations on the fourth anniversary of the war in Yemen this year, indicating a growing opposition to the Saudi-led presence in their country.
mintpressnews.com/historically-large-anti-saudi-rallies-across-yemen-on-wars-fourth-anniversary/256575/

Four years on, UK arms sales are still propping up the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-03-26
26 March marks "four years since Saudi-led forces began bombing Yemen". Despite tens of thousands of deaths from bombs and thousands more from what … | Read more Four years on, UK arms sales are still propping up the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen | By Fréa Lockley…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/03/26/four-years-on-uk-arms-sales-are-still-propping-up-the-saudi-led-bombing-of-yemen/

Anti-Semitism and Double Standards
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-26
Criticizing Israel is considered bad form, writes Daniel Lazare, but keeping mum about Saudi crimes is fine as long as the donations continue to flow. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News In a week when the GOP flaunted its… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/26/anti-semitism-and-double-standards/

UNICEF: Yemen is Today's Worst Humanitarian Crisis in World
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
At the four year anniversary of the Saudi war on Yemen as many as 56,000 Yemeni, mainly civilians, have been killed in the conflict fueled by arms from the United Kingdom, United States and France. | RELATED: | US and UK Weapons Caused Nearly 1,000 Civilian Casualties in Yemen: Report | The United Nations has categorized the situation in Yemen as the world's current worst humanitarian crisis. | In what factions thought would be a six month conflict has instead dragg…
telesurenglish.net/news/UNICEF-Yemen-is-Todays-Worst-Humanitarian-Crisis-in-World-20190326-0006.html

'Provocative actions and inflammatory rhetoric' destabilizing Middle East, warns top UN official
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-26
Against a backdrop of rising tensions in Israel and Palestine, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East, painted a bleak picture once again in the Security Council on Tuesday, cataloguing further terrorist acts, attacks against civilians, reprisals against demonstrators, unlawful demolitions and settlement expansions, and a funding crisis which could have dramatic consequences for the stability of an already volatile region.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1035461

Eric Holder and Arnold Schwarzenegger Sign the End Gerrymandering Pledge
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-03-26
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Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
At Global Research, our mandate is to increase awareness on the broadest possible level while maintaining full independence in our reports and analyses. Our commitment is to make our articles and videos available to the broadest possible readership, on a …
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'Revved up climate action' needed to counter 'prolonged' and deadly storms like Cyclone Idai: Guterres
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-26
Cyclone Idai and the mounting death toll is "yet another alarm bell about the dangers of climate change" UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, warning that vulnerable countries like Mozambique, would be hit the hardest unless urgent action is taken by nations across the world.
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Honduran Journalist Barricades in Radio Station to Avoid Arrest
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
The director of Radio Globo, David Romero Ellner, stayed overnight at the station in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday to avoid arrest from police waiting outside with an arrest warrant on counts of defamation, libel, and slander over a corruption scandal he exposed. | RELATED: | Honduran Journalist Gunned Down Outside Home | The National Commissioner for Human Rights in…
telesurenglish.net/news/Honduran-Journalist-Barricades-in-Radio-Station-to-Avoid-Arrest-over-Criticism-of-President-20190326-0016.html

Democrats Ignore a Progressive Foreign Policy at Their Peril
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-03-26
This piece originally appeared on anti-war.com. | The 2020 election will not turn on global issues — and more's the pity. After all, thanks to decades upon decades of accumulating executive power in an increasingly imperial presidency, it is in foreign affairs that the commander-in-chief possesses near dictatorial power. Conversely, in domestic policy, a hostile Congress can…
truthdig.com/articles/democrats-ignore-a-progressive-foreign-policy-at-their-peril/

War Crimes: 10 Children Killed by US Airstrike in Afghanistan. UN
Asharq Al-Awsat | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
Ten children, part of the same extended family, were killed by a US airstrike in Afghanistan, along with three adult civilians, the United Nations said on Monday. | The airstrike early on Saturday was part of a battle between the Taliban | …
globalresearch.ca/10-children-killed-us-airstrike-in-afghanistan/5672715

#MeToo Movement Spreads to Mexico's Various Industries
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
In Mexico, in a wave of #metoo, women are coming forward with their experiences of sexual harassment while exposing the perpetrators in several industries across the country. | RELATED: | #MeToo Graffiti Spray-painted on Famous WWII 'Kiss' Statue | The movement started Thursday when a political commentator, Ana Ge tweeted, "a powerful man within the literature ci…
telesurenglish.net/news/MeToo-Movement-Spreads-to-Mexicos-Various-Industries-20190326-0014.html

UK's Secret War: British Elite Commandos Wounded in Yemen
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
A number of elite British commandos have sustained injuries in direct gunfights with Yemeni forces as part of what appears to be a secretive UK military campaign in Yemen, a new report says, adding a major twist to London's involvement …
globalresearch.ca/uks-secret-war-british-commandos-wounded-yemen/5672719

It Is Long Past Time for a National Reckoning With the Catastrophic Costs of Endless War
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2019-03-26
It Is Long Past Time for a National Reckoning With the Catastrophic Costs of Endless War…
thenation.com/article/it-is-long-past-time-for-a-national-reckoning-with-the-catastrophic-costs-of-endless-war/

The World Crisis: Can Chickens Swim?
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
Need I say it, extraordinary things are going on all over this World, and it turns out that having to resort to a survival formula in order to cope with them, is not necessarily the best way forward. In fact, …
globalresearch.ca/the-world-crisis-can-chickens-swim/5672632

Russia's Lavrov to US: Your Venezuelan Coup Violates UN Charter
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Monday by telephone during which they discussed U.S. interventionism in Venezuela. | RELATED: | Trump Admin Wants $500M to Fund Its Intervention in Venezuela | According to Russia's foreign ministry website Lavrov told Pompeo: "Washington's attempts to organize a coup d'état in Venezuela and (U.S.) threats against the legitimate government are in violation of the UN Charter." The forei…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russias-Lavrov-to-US-Your-Venezuelan-Coup-Violates-UN-Charter-20190326-0001.html

Anti-NATO Speaking Events in Regina and Winnipeg
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
André Vitchek is a Russian-born American political analyst, journalist, and a filmmaker who has lived in the US, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Vietnam, Samoa and Indonesia. He has covered armed conflicts in Peru, Kashmir, Mexico, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Congo, India, South …
globalresearch.ca/anti-nato-speaking-events-in-regina-and-winnipeg/5672739

In the Wake of the RussiaGate Witch-Hunt: Now We Will Find Out if Trump Is Really the President or Merely a Figurehead
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
What can we conclude from the utter and total failure of the Russiagate "investigation" to find any evidence of "Russian collusion"? | We can conclude that it was a hoax cooked up by an utterly corrupt and immoral military/security complex determined …
globalresearch.ca/trump-president-merely-figurehead/5672629

10 million Yemenis 'one step away from famine', UN food relief agency calls for 'unhindered access' to frontline regions
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-26
With Yemen now in its fifth year of conflict between pro-Government forces and Houthi rebels, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is calling for "unhindered access" to the most desperate areas in the frontline regions "to prevent the food security situation deteriorating".
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Watch | US Foists "Humanitarian Aid" on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Kei Pritsker | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-26
(Transcript) –This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration — There's been nonstop talk about the humanitarian situation in Venezuela. | In case you haven't heard, U.S. politicians are really concerned for the Venezuelan people's well-being — screaming their all-too-familiar code words that justify U.S. intervention, like "a humanitarian crisis … socialist dictator starving his own people." | Fine. | But if the United States really wants to save people from a dire humanitarian crisis, why aren't we…
mintpressnews.com/watch-us-foists-humanitarian-aid-on-venezuela-helps-create-a-humanitarian-crisis-in-yemen/256557/

Misguided Spying and the New Zealand Massacre
Suzie Dawson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
Now that the bodies of 49 innocent human beings are lying in a Christchurch, New Zealand, morgue — gunned down by a heavily armed terrorist — New Zealand media are asking the obvious questions: why didn't our intelligence agencies know …
globalresearch.ca/misguided-spying-new-zealand-massacre/5672707

Christchurch Shooting: Why Are We Not Using the Word Islamophobia?
Donna Miles-Mojab | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
Make no mistake, it was not just one man and his gun that killed 50 innocent worshippers in Christchurch, the whole Islamophobia industry had its finger on that trigger too — and yet, in much important commentary about the terrorist …
globalresearch.ca/christchurch-shooting-why-not-using-word-islamophobia/5672709

Never forget the 2018 Austin bombings
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2019-03-26
One year ago, from March 2 through 21, this city was gripped by acts of terror when Mark Anthony Conditt, who is white, left cardboard packages armed to explode in homes and yards. At the end of it all, two people were killed and five injured. Although corporate media and . . . | Continue reading Never forget the 2018 Austin bombings at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/03/25/never-forget-the-austin-bombings-2018/

Bolsonaro To 'Commemorate' Brazil's 1964 Military Coup
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gave the Ministry of Defense freedom to carry out the "due commemorations" of the 55th anniversary of the country's 1964 military coup on March 31, spokesman of the presidency Otavio Rego Barros said Monday. | RELATED: | Brazilian Ex-President Temer Released by Appeals Court | "Our president has already determined th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-To-Commemorate-Brazils-1964-Military-Coup–20190326-0008.html

What I Saw at the Dilley, Texas, Immigrant Detention Center
Martin Garbus | thenation.com | 2019-03-26
What I Saw at the Dilley, Texas, Immigrant Detention Center…
thenation.com/article/dilley-texas-immigration-detention/

Tampa students hold vigil for victims of Christchurch mosque shootings
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-26
Tampa, FL – On March 21 University of South Florida (USF) students and Tampa community members gathered to commemorate the lives of the victims of the Christchurch New Zealand mosque shootings. Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) hosted the event and laid out 50 flowers on the lawn in front of the Marshall Student Center to represent each victim of the attack. | The shootings were committed by Brenton Tarrant. Tarrant was motivated by white-supremacist and alt-right ideas, such as xenophobia and anti-immigration, which he rambled about in a written statement. | "The bottom line is that white suprema…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/25/…

"Blood Gold" in La Rinconada, Devil's Paradise in Peru's Andes: A Crime Gang-run City, Human Rights do not Exist
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
Who buys this gold? Large corporations. One of them is the Swiss registered Metalor, among the world's largest gold foundries. Annually, 3,000 to 3,500 tons of gold are mined across the globe. Switzerland refines about 70-80% of all the gold in the world. An estimated 20% to 30% of it is considered 'blood gold'…
globalresearch.ca/blood-gold-in-la-rinconada-devils-paradise-in-perus-andes-a-crime-gang-run-city-human-rights-do-not-exist/5672701

Moral Paralysis. Both Leaders and Intellectuals. "The Passive Conspiracy to Kill off Public Scrutiny": C. Wright Mills
C. Wright Mills | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
"Every time intellectuals have the chance to speak yet do not speak, they join the forces that train men not to be able to think and imagine and feel in morally and politically adequate ways…when they do not demand that …
globalresearch.ca/moral-paralysis-both-leaders-and-intellectuals-c-wright-mills/5672641

US Red Lines for Digital Trade with the UK Cause Alarm
Javier Ruiz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
The US government has published its negotiating objectives for a trade deal with the UK, which include some worrying proposals on digital trade, including a ban on the disclosure of source code and algorithms, and potential restrictions on data protection….
globalresearch.ca/us-red-lines-digital-trade-uk-cause-alarm/5672712

Trump's Golan Green Light Paves Way to Israel's Annexation of West Bank
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
When President Donald Trump moved the US embassy to occupied Jerusalem last year, effectively sabotaging any hope of establishing a viable Palestinian state, he tore up the international rulebook. | Last week, he trampled all over its remaining tattered pages. He …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-golan-green-light-israels-annexation-west-bank/5672682

Jorge Arreaza Attends Western Sahara Conference in South Africa
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Solidarity Conference with the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic started Monday, in Pretoria, South Africa, with a call for unity to ensure the right to freedom and self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. | RELATED: | UN Secretary General Meets with Venezuelan Foreign Minister | The SADC Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara seeks, among other things, to reaffirm the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-det…
telesurenglish.net/news/Jorge-Arreaza-Attends-Western-Sahara-Conference-in-South-Africa-20190326-0022.html

Venezuela Suspends Work, Schools Amid New Blackout
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
Venezuela's Minister of Communication and Culture Jorge Rodriguez announced Tuesday that work and educational activities are suspended for 24 hours, in order to facilitate the rehabilitation works of the national electricity service, which suffered two new attacks on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces New Attack On Its National Electric System | "The Bolivarian gov…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Suspends-Work-Schools-Amid-New-Blackout-20190326-0007.html

Urgent call to celebrate May Day in solidarity with Venezuela
William Camacaro | mronline.org | 2019-03-26
Come see the real "threat" posed by Venezuela–as living proof that another world indeed is possible. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/26/urgent-call-to-celebrate-may-day-in-solidarity-with-venezuela/

Venezuela Gov't Reports Gradual Restoration of Electric Service
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-26
The government of Venezuela announced Tuesday morning the gradual restoration of electricity service in Caracas, the capital of the country, after the double attack on the electrical system denounced by the administration of President Nicolas Maduro. | Minister of Communication Jorge Rodríguez through his official Twitter account, reported that the fire brigades came to the 765 kva yard in Guri, in Bolívar state, and managed to control the flames to reactivate the electric system in this country's main electric plant. | "The electric service has been restored in a large part of the capital, however, we are al…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Govt-Reports-Gradual-Restoration-of-Electric-Service-20190326-0017.html

UN expert condemns new sentence for jailed Venezuelan judge as 'another instance of reprisal'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-26
Maria Lourdes Afiuni, a jailed Venezuelan judge arrested ten years ago, has been slapped with a further five-year sentence, prompting a UN human rights expert to express his "grave concern", describing the further punishment as an act of "reprisal against her".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1035451

Venezuelans are using music to strike back against US imperialism
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-03-26
The Canary is currently in Venezuela. This is the latest in our series of on-the-ground articles. San Agustín is the beating heart of the music … | Read more Venezuelans are using music to strike back against US imperialism | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/03/26/venezuelans-are-using-music-to-strike-back-against-us-imperialism/

New Zealand government bans fascist terrorist Brenton Tarrant's manifesto
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-26
The decision is a major attack on democratic rights aimed at covering up the political roots of the March 15 terrorist attack and suppressing discussion about the danger of fascism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

China Condemns Attempt to Politicize IDB Meeting on Venezuelan Issue
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-26
Beijing, March 26 (Prensa Latina) China despised Tuesday the attempt by some members of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to politicize the annual meeting acheduled for this week with the requirement that a representative of the Venezuelan opposition attend.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Russia Rejects US Support to a Coup d'etat in Venezuela
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-26
Moscow, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina)Russia reiterated its rejection of US attempts to encourage a coup d"etat in Venezuela and considered that threats against that legitimate government violate the UN Charter, reported the Foreign Ministry Tuesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

A dark ethical cloud hangs over David Bernhardt, groups and Winnemem Wintu warn Feinstein
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-03-26
"In advance of Mr. Bernhardt's Senate confirmation hearing on March 28, we draw your attention to the dark ethical cloud that hangs over his nomination," the letter stated.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/26/18822275.php

Velociraptor-riding Reagan & Star Wars enrolled by Republican Senator in crusade on Green New Deal
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-26
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' ambitious 'Green New Deal' has been roundly criticized by the right, but none have been as creative as Republican Sen. Mike Lee, who used giant cartoons and Star Wars memes to pick apart the plan. | …
rt.com/usa/454826-republican-senator-velociraptor-green-deal/

Herstory, heterosexism and homonationalism: University 'language guide' ignites free speech battle
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-26
Massachusetts' Amherst College has drawn criticism for publishing a 'language guide' to the latest social justice buzzwords. The ensuing fiasco is the latest battle in the neverending war over free speech on America's campuses. | …
rt.com/usa/454818-college-language-guide-free-speech/

Venezuela Gov't Presents Evidence of Alleged Terrorism Plots by "Foreign Paramilitaries
Ricardo Vaz | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-26
Juan Guaido's chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, was arrested on Thursday, accused of leading a "terrorist cell." Authorities say that Marrero was linked to to the hiring of Central American mercenaries.
mintpressnews.com/venezuela-govt-presents-evidence-of-alleged-terrorism-plots-by-foreign-paramilitaries/256551/

As Brexit Threatens to Widen Northern Ireland's Divides, Activists Offer Hope for a More Equal Future
Nicola Browne | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-26
As turmoil around Brexit continues, the 1998 "Good Friday Agreement," which concluded over 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland, hangs in the balance. | A "hard border" between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland might result from the fallout | …
globalresearch.ca/brexit-threatens-widen-northern-irelands-divides-activists-offer-hope-more-equal-future/5672698

China Rejects U.S. Decision on Syrian Golan
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-26
Beijing, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) China joined Tuesday its voice to the international condemnation that resulted from the recognition by the United States of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a usurped territory belonging to Syria.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Democrats 'caught red-handed lying' on Trump-Russia, but 'march on' — Ron Paul on Mueller report
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-26
With Republicans blocking Democrat calls to release Robert Mueller's full report, former Congressman Ron Paul told RT that the Democratic party needs to own up to peddling the 'Russian collusion' lie and move on. | …
rt.com/usa/454828-ron-paul-mueller-report/

'We're not investigators': CNN chief ridiculed over defending coverage of Mueller probe
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-26
Netizens were up in arms this week grilling CNN boss Jeff Zucker who awkwardly defended his network's coverage of the Mueller probe, saying their job was to report facts "as we know them," rather than, you know, investigating. | …
rt.com/usa/454822-cnn-not-investigators-mueller-zucker/

Security Forces Deployed in Venezuela After Electric Sabotage
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-26
Caracas, March 26 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) and other citizen security agencies remain deployed this Tuesday in Venezuela after the electrical sabotage that left much of the country without service since Monday night.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Colombian Government at Debate on Political Control in Congress
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-26
Bogota, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A debate on political control to clarify whether or not there is a peace policy in the government of President Ivan Duque will take place in the Colombian Congress on Tuesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Brazilian Prosecutor's Office to Appeal Decision to Free Temer
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-26
Brasilia, March 26 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Public Prosecutor"s Office will appeal against the decision of a judge who on Monday ordered the release of former president Michel Temer (2016-2018) and seven other detainees accused of corruption, confirmed judicial sources on Tuesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Sri Lankan think tank warns about growing levels of social inequality
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-26
In 2016, the richest 10 percent earned the equivalent of the total amount earned by 70 percent of all households per year.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Washington's political warfare intensifies following Mueller report
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-26
Congressional Democrats and Trump traded accusations of treason in the wake of the Mueller report, which cleared the US president of collusion with Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Majority stake owner of Peet's Coffee & Tea admits to Nazi past
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-03-26
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

Venezuela ¥s Gov ¥t Stops Educational and Labor Activities
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-26
Caracas, March 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Government decreed Tueady the suspension of educational and labor activities for 24 hours, with the purpose of facilitating the rehabilitation of electricity service, after two new attacks on the national distribution system.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Trump's Foreign Policy: Do Whatever Netanyahu and Prince Salman Want
Strategic Culture | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-26
(SC Opinion) — Now that Donald Trump, like Barack Obama before him, has failed to remove Syria's Bashar al-Assad by means of American training of, and supply of weapons to, 'rebels' (almost all of whom were actually jihadists) in Syria, Trump, on March 21st, has set into motion a process that is designed to provide a 'justification' for …

Trump’s Foreign Policy: Do Whatever Netanyahu and Prince Salman Want

The Guardian's latest smear headline compares Labour's Brexit approach to the Iraq war
Joshua Funnell | thecanary.co | 2019-03-26
The Guardian never wastes an opportunity to stick its boot into Corbyn's Labour. But its latest headline comparing Labour's Brexit performance to the blood-soaked … | Read more The Guardian's latest smear headline compares Labour's Brexit approach to the Iraq war | By Joshua Funnell…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/03/26/the-guardians-latest-smear-headline-compares-labours-brexit-approach-to-the-iraq-war/

Support grows for Chemist Warehouse workers
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-26
About 200 workers attended a rally to support striking Chemist Warehouse workers outside the company's head office and Preston warehouse on March 22. The workers have been on an indefinite strike since March 12 for wage parity and improved conditions. | National Union of Workers (NUW) national secretaryTim Kennedy told the rally that "wage justice" was one of the important reasons for going out. Chemist Warehouse workers are paid about 25% less than workers doing to same job elsewhere. | Insecure work is another one.
greenleft.org.au/content/support-grows-chemist-warehouse-workers

Venezuela to Win against U.S. Destabilizing Attempts, Cabello Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-26
Caracas, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The first Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, warned the Bolivarian people will maintain victory in the face of new attacks from the United States and the opposition against the National Electric System (SEN).
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

8 Cases That Prove the FBI and CIA Were Out of Control Long Before Russiagate
Foundation for Economic Education | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-26
The survival of liberty depends on skepticism of government power–and make no mistake, that includes President Trump. (FEE) — Conservatives tend to have two bad habits. First, they're prone to viewing the past through a nostalgic lens. Second, they tend to instinctively give law enforcement the benefit of the doubt. These tendencies help explain why conservatives …

8 Cases That Prove the FBI and CIA Were Out of Control Long Before Russiagate