Daily Archives: March 27, 2019

2019-03-27: News Headlines

pip.hinman (2019-03-28). Venezuela fact-finding mission reports on complex situation. greenleft.org.au Three solidarity activists who recently returned from Venezuela presented reports to a meeting organised by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (Melbourne) and the Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET) on March 27. | While in Venezuela, the fact-finding mission met with grassroots activists in the poor suburbs of Caracas and elsewhere in the country and representatives from the Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current, Alexis Vive Collective and the LGBTI community, among others. | Freelance journalist Joe Montero showed a video of a huge rally in support of President Nicolas Maduro, demonstrating that the gov…

WSWS (2019-03-28). Pentagon announces transfer of $1 billion for border wall construction. wsws.org The Pentagon announcement came as Congress failed to override Trump's veto supporting his declaration of a national emergency on the US-Mexico border.

South Front (2019-03-28). Video: Special Forces Hunt Down ISIS Terrorists that Killed 3 Russians. globalresearch.ca 3 Russian service members were killed in a terrorist attack in Syria in late February, the Russian Defense Ministry said on March 25. The defense ministry added that following the attack the Russian Aerospace Forces and Special Operations Forces tracked …

Grayzone Project (2019-03-28). A Very Incomplete List of Sinister Things Vladimir Putin/Russia/"the Russians" Have Been Accused of Doing. thegrayzone.com According to the finest minds of Western media and political life, "The Russians" have been responsible for everything from sowing…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-28). Michael Jackson, Convenient Freak. globalresearch.ca The comedian Dave Chappelle put it like this: why were accusations of inappropriate conduct directed at Michael Jackson always so superbly timed? "Listen Michael," goes Chappelle's mock white executive voice, "we need you to jerk off another child." (Chappelle is …

WSWS (2019-03-28). Saudi attack on hospital kills eight as war in Yemen enters fifth year. wsws.org At least eight people, including five children, were killed when a missile slammed into a gas station near a medical facility that had been placed on a no-strike list.

WSWS (2019-03-28). Tensions rise between US, Russia and China over Venezuelan coup. wsws.org The arrival of a relative handful of Russian military personnel this week triggered a flurry of denunciations from Trump administration officials.

WSWS (2019-03-28). US threatens Turkey over Russian S-400 air defence purchase. wsws.org Despite Washington's threats of sanctions and a downgrade in US-Turkish military security ties, Erdogan has vowed to proceed with the purchase and deployment of the S-400.

pip.hinman (2019-03-28). The shit end of 'free market' capitalism. greenleft.org.au The Christchurch massacre has prompted many to reflect on the times we live in. | We have started to recognise that the culpability for this act of right-wing terrorism lies not only with the immediate perpetrator but also with all those politicians and opinion shapers who have used racism and Islamophobia to divide society and incite violence. | But why have so many of these powerful people been systematically doing this all around the world? | Because there is a powerful economic motive to do so. | We are living through the shit end of nearly four decades of a global "free market" drive by the corporate rich th…

WSWS (2019-03-28). Trump backs court action to end health coverage for 25 million people. wsws.org While the Trump administration targets Obamacare for full repeal, the Democrats are dropping calls for "Medicare-for-all" in favor of billions more for the private insurance companies.

WSWS (2019-03-28). Sri Lankans driven to suicide by exorbitant debt repayments. wsws.org Most of those who committed suicide were from the war-ravaged Vavuniya and Jaffna districts in the island's north and Batticalao in the east.

Ben Norton (2019-03-27). Four Years of Hell: To Crush Yemen's Independence, US-Saudi War Created World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis. thegrayzone.com On the fourth anniversary of the US-Saudi war on Yemen, the Middle East's poorest nation suffers from the worst humanitarian…

Vijay Prashad (2019-03-27). Bombs fall again in Gaza as Netanyahu fights for re-election. peoplesworld.org The bombs start again. Israel, as if on a timer, begins to pulverize Gaza. The bombs strike from one end of the country to another, a warning against the protests that have been ongoing for a year. There is a shudder from Gaza, phone calls to friends who say that they are fearful this bombing …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-03-27). Pompeo was a Firm Supporter of RussiaGate: Was he Jeopardizing Trump's Foreign Policy Initiatives? globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | It is worth noting that until the release of the Mueller report, Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (and former CIA Director) was a firm supporter of the RussiaGate narrative. …

Chris Hedges (2019-03-27). Mueller Report Ends a Shameful Period for the Press. commondreams.org The mainstream press, owned by the corporations that have extinguished the democratic state and are fleecing the public, as well as destroying the ecosystem on which we depend for life, does not hold its employers to account. (Photo: Mr.Fish) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies (2019-03-27). War and Peace and the 2020 Presidential Candidates. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

commondreams (2019-03-27). Greenpeace Urges Senators to Reject David Bernhardt. commondreams.org ______________________________…

STAFF (2019-03-27). Israel's Merciless Bombing of the Gaza Strip. truthdig.com The bombs start again. Israel, as if on a timer, begins to pulverize Gaza. The bombs strike from one end of the country to another, a warning against the protests that have been ongoing for a year. There is a shudder from Gaza, phone calls to friends who say that they are fearful that this bombing run will escalate. Nothing is beyond Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, who will use these bombs as an advertisement for his campaign to be reelected as Israel goes to the polls on April 9. The phone lines carry the sound of scared children and anxious adults, a building demolished, the warplanes shrieking overhead. | Abu Art…

Alan Macleod (2019-03-27). Firing on Protesters: Will Macron's New Tactics Against the Yellow Vests Make Simmering Pot Boil Over? mintpressnews.com France stands at a crossroads, with the Macron government attempting to drag the country in a new direction and a disunited and leaderless movement attempting to reverse this change. The outcome of this battle will shape the course of Western Europe's largest country for decades to come.

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-03-27). Why Activists Fail. counterpunch.org Despite enormous ongoing effort over more than a thousand years, during and since the formation and shaping of the modern world, and as the number of issues being contested has steadily increased, activists of many types have made insufficient progress on key issues, particularly in relation to ending violence and war (and the threat of More

STAFF (2019-03-27). Ralph Nader: Americans Should Be Demanding Trump's Resignation. truthdig.com Forget the findings of the Mueller investigation. This president has made a mockery of the rule of law, putting millions in harm's way.

Ralph Nader (2019-03-27). Forget Mueller. Forget Impeachment. A Million People Should Surround the White House and Demand Trump's Resignation. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump stands in the colonnade as he is introduced to speak to March for Life participants and pro-life leaders in the Rose Garden at the White House on January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-03-27). On My Visit to New Zealand: Can Christchurch Heal Our Collective Wounds? mintpressnews.com Collective pain helps us see each other as human beings first, where our differences, however great, can never be enough to justify or even explain why 3-year-old Mucad Ibrahim had to die, along with 49 other, beautiful and innocent people.

Whitney Webb (2019-03-27). After Trump's Golan Heights Announcement, Israeli Politicians Now Pushing for US Recognition of West Bank as "Israeli" globalresearch.ca In 2016, longtime Trump advisor, and current ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, said Trump would recognize Israel's sovereignty over the entire West Bank if Israel "deemed it necessary." | *** | After U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he planned to unilaterally …

Whitney Webb (2019-03-27). The Many Reasons to Believe Vasily Prozorov's Testimony About Ukraine's Role in Downing MH-17. mintpressnews.com Former Ukrainian intelligence officer Vasily Prozorov's testimony will likely be dismissed by Western governments that support Kiev, but there is plenty of evidence to back his claims.

Dean Baker (2019-03-27). The Washington Post Trashes the Left: Imagine If a Billionaire Paid People to Trash the Center. counterpunch.org Fred Hiatt, the editorial page editor of the Washington Post, used his column today to say that people on the left had developed Trumpian ways of viewing the world. For example, he said they value "the simple over the complex," using the example of people pushing the universal Medicare system in Canada as a solution More

STAFF (2019-03-27). US Military Budget Reveals an Offensive Posture, Russia and China on Defense — Wilkerson. therealnews.com The massive military expansion in the US and China could lead to absolute disaster — Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay…

Ed Rampell (2019-03-27). 'The Elephant Man' on stage: Being Human 101. peoplesworld.org NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—The Thursday Night Theatre Club's production of Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award winner for Best Play The Elephant Man is simply an exquisitely poetically, philosophically rendered poignant work all about the art of being human. Based on the real-life case of the hideously physically deformed John Merrick (Tom Vitorino), the two-act drama follows the …

Janine Jackson (2019-03-27). 'They Had Already Decided They Wanted to Invade Iraq' – CounterSpin interviews with Robert Dreyfuss and Diana Duarte on media and the Iraq War. fair.org The CounterSpin episode for March 22, 2019, reaired classic interviews with Robert Dreyfuss ( 2/27/04) and Diana Duarte ( 3/22/13) about media's Iraq War roles. | Media…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-27). Are Federal Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids Hurting Patients with Chronic Pain? democracynow.org As Oklahoma and Purdue Pharma reach a landmark settlement, we look at an underreported result of the opioid crisis: the underprescribing of opioids for patients who rely on them for pain management. This month, more than 300 doctors and medical researchers sent an open letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning patients have been harmed by a lack of clarity in guidelines for prescribing opioids. The CDC revised the guidelines for primary care physicians in 2016 in order to improve safety and reduce risks associated with long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain. But many say the new guidelin…

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2019-03-27). Ecological Civilization: Could China Become a Model for Saving the Earth? counterpunch.org Industrialized agriculture is threatening humanity with catastrophe. It feeds global warming and dissolves societies. In addition, its pesticides contaminate and poison drinking water and food. Undoing rural America I reached this conclusion from working for the US Environmental Protection Agency for twenty-five years. I summarized my experience in my 2014 book, Poison Spring: The Secret History More

STAFF (2019-03-27). Humane Capitalism or Fascism and War — Q&A with Paul Jay. therealnews.com A viewer asks why did Paul say that capitalism led to World War I, and another viewer asks if humane capitalism is the answer to today's problems — Paul Jay joins Taya Graham…

Michael Kramer (2019-03-27). The illegal occupation of Syrian Golan. workers.org March 25 — With a tweet and an executive order, the Trump administration has further isolated itself globally by reversing decades of U.S. policy in calling for "the United States to fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights." The area, which is correctly known as Syrian Golan, is located . . . | Continue reading The illegal occupation of Syrian Golan at Workers.org

Max Parry (2019-03-27). New Zealand Terrorist Attack: The Israel Connection. mintpressnews.com The corporate press is correct that Tarrant and Breivik follow the practices of the anti-Islam xenophobic movement on the rise in Europe, North America and now Oceania, but the key element they deliberately avoid mentioning is their strong collective affinity for the state of Israel.

Gloria La Riva (2019-03-27). Venezuela ha frustrado otro violento complot estadounidense. liberationnews.org Pero este último complot demuestra la necesidad urgente de las fuerzas dentro de los Estados Unidos contra la guerra de intensificar el movimiento en las calles para exigir " °Manos fuera de Venezuela!"

Eds. (2019-03-27). New attack on electricity system seeks to halt Chavista counteroffensive. mronline.org This time the attack was physical: an operation against the bank of high voltage transformers that convert electricity to be transmitted. | Source

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-27). Venezuela: New widespread power outage as gov't denounces alleged attacks. mronline.org Venezuelan authorities denounced a "double attack" against the country's electrical infrastructure. | Source

STAFF (2019-03-27). "We Are Swimming in an Ocean of Lies" on Venezuela. therealnews.com Former UN Special Rapporteur says Michelle Bachelet needs to change her team and visit Venezuela herself, or she is going to continue to get an "unprofessional, one-sided, politicized report" on the state of the country…

Alan Macleod (2019-03-27). Dow Chemical's Gay CEO is the Latest Example of Phony "Woke" Corporations. mintpressnews.com Corporations employing the language of social justice is another phony attempt to disguise their real impact on the planet, sell us more products, and increase profits.

Pam Martens, Russ Martens (2019-03-27). Jamie Dimon Laments the Plight of the Poor While His Bank Pays 0.02% on CDs. counterpunch.org JPMorgan Chase's CEO, Jamie Dimon, gave a CNN interview last week in which he said that the U.S. economy is "fundamentally anti-poor." Two weeks before that, Dimon boasted in an OpEd for CNN that was co-authored by his fellow Board Member, Mellody Hobson, that the bank was doing all kinds of wonderful things to address More

Thomas Knapp (2019-03-27). Florida: Why Republican Lawmakers are Defying—and Denying—the Voters. counterpunch.org In Florida's November 2018 election, voters approved the following amendment to their state's constitution: "Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any disqualification from voting arising from a felony conviction shall terminate and voting rights shall be restored upon completion of all terms of sentence including parole or probation. (b) No person convicted More

CP Editor (2019-03-27). Noam Chomsky on Moral Relativism and Michel Foucault. counterpunch.org

Gareth Porter (2019-03-27). How the U.S. Navy Made Tom Dooley a Tool to Sell the Vietnam War. truthdig.com The U.S. Navy doctor's popular book, "Deliver Us From Evil," was only one way Dooley pushed American propaganda to the public.

Kathy Kelly (2019-03-27). 'Every War Is a War Against Children'. progressive.org We, in the United States, have yet to realize both the futility and immense consequences of war even as we develop, store, sell, and use hideous weapons. The number of children killed is rising.

Kei Pritsker (2019-03-27). US Foists 'Humanitarian Aid' on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. thegrayzone.com If the US really wants to save people from a dire humanitarian crisis, why aren't we talking about sending aid…

Henry Giroux (2019-03-27). Fighting Fascism in an Era of Lies. truthdig.com This article was originally published in Counterpunch. | We do not live in a post-truth world and never have. On the contrary, we live in a pre-truth world where the truth has yet to arrive. As one of the primary currencies of politics, lies have a long history in the United States. For instance, state sponsored lies played a crucial ideological role in pushing the U.S. into wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, legitimated the use of Torture under the Bush administration, and covered up the crimes of the financial…

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-27). Don't Expect Kosovo to "Compromise" on Its "Independence" Anytime Soon. globalresearch.ca Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov confirmed everyone's suspicions last week when he said that he regards Kosovo's ultimatum-like demand to Serbia to recognize its "independence" as having been encouraged by the US. This shouldn't have surprised anyone since NATO's War on

Daniel McAdams (2019-03-27). Video: Mueller Report Decimates 'Russiagate' Hoax — What's Next? globalresearch.ca The two-plus year great hoax has come to an end. Trump is not Putin's puppet, as the vast majority of the mainstream media and Democrats have claimed. There was no "collusion" with Russia. | So after so much wasted time and …

Stephen F. Cohen (2019-03-27). The Real Costs of Russiagate. thenation.com The Real Costs of Russiagate…

Consortiumnews (2019-03-27). Consortium News' Record on Russia-gate—How CN Covered the 'Scandal': No. 2—'The Lost Journalistic Standards of Russia-gate'. consortiumnews.com The Russia-gate hysteria has witnessed a widespread collapse of journalistic standards as major U.S. news outlets ignore rules about how to treat evidence in dispute, wrote Robert Parry on Nov. 20, 2017. The Lost Journalistic Standards of Russia-gate By Robert… Read more →

Peter Bolton (2019-03-27). Forget Mueller. Israel, not Russia, is Trump's real partner in crime. thecanary.co The major conclusions of the 'Mueller investigation' have just come out in the US. Mueller didn't find significant evidence of alleged Russian collusion in … | Read more Forget Mueller. Israel, not Russia, is Trump's real partner in crime. | By Peter Bolton

Joaquin Flores (2019-03-27). Major: Ukraine Enacts Pro-Nazi Legislation, WWII Era Nazi Collaborators Given Veteran Status, Pensions. globalresearch.ca In Ukraine a law on the recognition of members of military operations of nationalist organizations as 'veterans', including those of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), who fought in support of the Hitler-led German Nazy effort banned in Russia, came into …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-03-27). Trump: 'Russia Has to Get Out' of Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Trump told reporters he would "fix" Venezuela.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-03-27). Ukrainian Security Official Says Ukraine Shot Down MH-17. globalresearch.ca 298 Passengers and crew were murdered by Ukraine in order to create a propaganda attack on Russia. The filth that comprise the Western media and governments hid the truth for the sake of Washington's anti-Russian propaganda. | The security official says …

Democracy Now! (2019-03-27). Headlines for March 27, 2019. democracynow.org OxyContin Maker Reaches $270 Million Settlement with Oklahoma, House Fails to Override Trump Veto on National Emergency Declaration, Senate Votes Down Green New Deal as Democrats Decry "Stunt Vote", Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose to All-Time High in 2018, U.N. Secretary-General: Cyclone Idai Latest Warning Sign on Climate, Charity Condemns Saudi-Led Airstrike on Yemen Hospital That Killed 7, Study: 17,729 Yemeni Civilians Killed or Injured by U.S.-Backed Strikes, Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Despite Reports of Ceasefire, Brazil's Bolsonaro to Commemorate 1964 Coup That Led to Dictatorship, Europe Approves Copyrig…

United Nations (2019-03-27). Yemen hospital airstrike under investigation amid resurgence of deadly cholera. un.org UN human rights staff in Yemen are investigating an apparent airstrike on a hospital in opposition-held territory which reportedly killed at least seven civilians on Tuesday, amid fears that cholera is spreading "like wildfire", one of the organization's senior humanitarian officials has warned.

United Nations (2019-03-27). UN's Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan official's 'spin' on Human Rights Council encounter, urges reforms. un.org The UN's top rights official on Wednesday rejected claims by Sri Lankan officials that she distanced herself from a report on the country and instructed her staff to be more "cautious" in future, before stressing her commitment to justice for victims of grave abuses during the civil war.

Rebecca Gordon (2019-03-27). "Trump Time": How to Make Yourself an Exception to the Rule of Law. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Consortiumnews (2019-03-27). ANGRY ARAB: Memories and Omissions of the Iraq Wars. consortiumnews.com The Iraq wars and their consequences have been callous, bipartisan campaigns that have profoundly altered Arabs' views of the United States, says As'ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News It has been sixteen years since the U.S. invasion of… Read more →

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-27). "The Africa Spring": The US Is Stoking Congo's "Deep State" Civil War in Order to "Contain" China. globalresearch.ca The "African Spring" seems ready to spread to the Democratic Republic of the Congo after there are visible signs that the US is stoking its "deep state" civil war in order create obstacles to China's hitherto unrestricted access to cobalt …

United Nations (2019-03-27). As Syria conflict enters ninth year, humanitarian crisis 'far from over', Security Council hears. un.org Eight years ago this month, the Syria conflict began, leading to a humanitarian crisis that remains "far from over", the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday. 11.7 million need humanitarian assistance and protection, and more than 5.6 million Syrians are living as refugees across the region.

Steven Sahiounie (2019-03-27). US Coalition in Syria Using ISIS at Al Tanf. globalresearch.ca ISIS is defeated, and the Syrian Defence Forces (SDF) announced the capture of thousands of ISIS terrorists in their custody, and the wives and children of the terrorists were taken to camps in north east Syria. The question on …

Tom Coburg (2019-03-27). Jacob Rees-Mogg, the European far right, and the Christchurch terrorist. thecanary.co A past indiscretion may come back to haunt Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. Because his attendance at a certain event organised by an arch-conservative group … | Read more Jacob Rees-Mogg, the European far right, and the Christchurch terrorist | By Tom Coburg

Renee Parsons (2019-03-27). 2020: Ready or Not. America's Next Presidential Elections. globalresearch.ca Although the country is nowhere close to the next presidential election, twenty months away to be exact, yet my first Agita attack of the 2020 campaign season is expected at any time. I can feel it coming on. | To date, …

Dr. Fred Guerin (2019-03-27). Down the Imperial Memory Hole with Venezuela. globalresearch.ca In George Orwell's 1984, the dictatorship of Oceania controlled perceptions by continuous propaganda broadcast through the "telescreen" and constant updating of news print so that the past would conform to the lies of the present. The device used to …

Zero Hedge (2019-03-27). Cancer Cluster at California Elementary School Results in Removal of Sprint Cell Phone Tower. globalresearch.ca A Sprint cell phone tower will be removed from a California elementary school after four students and three teachers were diagnosed with cancer. | Weston Elementary School in Ripon, CA went on high alert after the controversy erupted two years ago …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-03-27). A Privileged Education: The US College Admissions Scandal. globalresearch.ca The oldest idea of history; the perennial problem of station: education. Get the child as far as possible so that he or she can be propelled, as if from a trebuchet across the ramparts of life. Nasty obstacles — one …

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (2019-03-27). Two Million Palestinians Are Victims of Israeli Airstrikes and Collective Punishment Policy… Gaza under 66 Israeli Airstrikes within 12 Hours, Rendering Dozens of Civilians Homeless after Destruction of Their Houses. globalresearch.ca On Monday and Tuesday, 25 and 26 March 2019, Israeli forces carried out dozens of airstrikes on various targets across the Gaza Strip. These airstrikes have been the most violent in recent months that have not spared civilians and displaced …

Avis Krane (2019-03-27). 20 Years Ago, the NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia Established a New Criminal World Order. globalresearch.ca It is an attempt to make the whole world "get used to the fact" that in the new American-centered world order, where the US and their satellites are allowed to violate the basic provisions of the UN Charter and the …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-03-27). Victims of FBI Subversion Now Embrace America's Secret Police. globalresearch.ca It shouldn't come as a surprise the FBI and the DOJ obstructed justice last year when then acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the House Intelligence Committee to pound sand after Republicans demanded he hand over work-related texts. | The obstruction …

South Front (2019-03-27). Video: Two Oligarchs and a Comedian Lead Ukraine's Presidential Race. globalresearch.ca On March 31, the first round of the 2019 presidential election will take place in Ukraine. A record number of candidates — 39 — is campaigning for the presidential post in the biggest country in Europe. Most of them have …

Dr. James M. Dorsey (2019-03-27). A Real-Life Game of Risk: Why Civilizationism Is Biggest Threat to Human Rights in the 21st Century. mintpressnews.com True liberal values and human rights face their largest threat to date, a rapidly growing system of global governance based on opportunistic alliances rooted in populism and an unfettered bid for power argues Dr. James Dorsey.

Andy Piascik (2019-03-27). Four Decades of Radical Radio: an Interview With WPKN's Scott Harris. counterpunch.org Scott Harris has been hosting a show at WPKN, Bridgeport's independent, alternative radio station, for a remarkable 42 years. He began in 1977 with a music show which he transformed a decade later to Counterpoint, a two-hour weekly program chock full of news, analysis, interviews and discussion not heard in corporate media. Along the way, More

Bill Martin (2019-03-27). Watershed Moment on the Mall. counterpunch.org The Washington Mall incident displays the essence of the Democratic Party and the IdPol Left, and it is horrible The incident at the Washington Mall, the so-called "confrontation" between Nathan Phillips and Nick Sandmann, is a watershed moment in American society. Things are at the point where anything that can be used as a statement against More

Renee Parsons (2019-03-27). 2020 is Coming: Ready or Not. counterpunch.org Although the country is nowhere close to the next presidential election, twenty months away to be exact, yet my first Agita attack of the 2020 campaign season is expected at any time. I can feel it coming on. To date, there are fifteen announced candidates with that many in the wings deciding whether to give More

plenglish (2019-03-27). DPRK Denounces U.S. Resumption of Biochemical Weapons Program. plenglish.com Pyongyang, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The resumption by the U.S. of the program for biochemical weapons called "Plan Jupiter", against the Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK), was denounced on Wednesday by the country"s Supreme People"s Assembly (SPA).

RT (2019-03-27). Venezuela blackouts: Maduro blames the US, but is it possible? rt.com Venezuela is suffering its second major electricity blackout in a month, prompting more accusations from President Nicolas Maduro that the US government has had a hand in the crisis — but is there anything to the accusation? |

Marjorie Cohn (2019-03-27). Mueller Didn't Exonerate Trump of Obstruction of Justice. zcomm.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 Read more…

Venezuela Analysis (2019-03-27). Venezuela Suffers Another Major Power Outage as Gov't Denounces Alleged Attacks. theantimedia.com (VA) — Venezuela suffered another widespread power outage on Monday, with authorities claiming a "double attack" against the country's main hydroelectric dam took place. Both alleged attacks against the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant, known as the Guri Dam, affected as many as 16 of Venezuela's 23 states. The first one took place around 1: 30 pm on …

Robert Keith Joyce (2019-03-27). Where The People Are Without Strategy There Is Tyranny. indybay.org The ruling Western securitary / corporate pirate complex uses the ruse of false national democracy / sovereignty to conceal the tyranny of its masters and to justify its wars. The population is controlled by means of an illusion of self-government that is sustained by two-party / few-party locked-in systems. | The population is mesmerized by "liberalism", "conservatism", "Republican / Democrat party" circuses, and an endless number of petty factional disputes. Meanwhile the rulers impose austerity while expending vast resources in their continual quest for world domination. Real democracy would end all of that, s…

Ryan Gallagher (2019-03-27). Google Is Conducting a Secret "Performance Review" of Its Censored China Search Project. theintercept.com Google executives are carrying out a secret internal assessment of work on a censored search engine for China, The Intercept has learned. | Performance reviews at Google are undertaken annually to evaluate employees' output and development. They are usually carried out in an open, peer review-style process: Workers grade each other's projects and the results are then assessed by management, who can reward employees with promotion if they are deemed ready to progress at the company. | In the case of Dragonfly, however, the peer review aspect has been removed, subverting the normal procedure. In a move described as…

plenglish (2019-03-27). China Speaks the Truth about Venezuela. plenglish.com Caracas, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza confirmed on Wednesday that China speaks the truth about Venezuela and is giving international law lessons to those who intend to dominate the world and to subdue his country.

plenglish (2019-03-27). Brazilian Prosecutors Ratify Lawsuit against Temer for Corruption. plenglish.com Brasilia, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Public Prosecutor's Office ratified a complaint filed two years ago against former Brazilian President Michel Temer (2016-2018) for an alleged case of passive corruption which could put him once again in jail.

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-03-27). The Illusory Truth Effect: How Millions of Americans Were Duped by Russiagate. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — "Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy", read the front page headline of Sunday's New York Times. Bit by bit, mainstream American consciousness is slowly coming to terms with the death of the thrilling conspiracy theory that the highest levels of the US government had been infiltrated by the Kremlin, and with the stark reality that the mass media and …

plenglish (2019-03-27). Over 400 Brazilian Jurists Demand Lula's Release. plenglish.com Brasilia, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 Brazilian jurists signed a manifesto asking for the release of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, imprisoned since April for passive corruption and money laundering without presentation of evidence.

plenglish (2019-03-27). Venezuela Extends Leave of Work and Classes Due to Sabotage. plenglish.com Caracas, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has suspended until Wednesday work and classes while technical crews work to recover electrical service following the terrorist attacks perpetrated on Monday against the National Electric Power System (SEN).

plenglish (2019-03-27). Lebanon, Russia Agree to Expand Relations. plenglish.com Beirut, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun and his Russian peer Vladimir Putin agreed to expand relations between their countries after the two officials met in Moscow, it was reported on Wednesday in Beirut press.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-03-27). Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Lift Up Family Farmers Includes Barring Big Ag Mega-Mergers Like Monsanto-Bayer. commondreams.org The senator unveiled her plan to fight conglomerates like Bayer-Monsanto just before heading to Iowa to meet with farmers | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Steve Striffler (2019-03-27). Venezuela, US Solidarity, and the Future of Socialism. zcomm.org The inability of the US left to frame how Venezuela was understood during the high point of Chavismo has left us largely helpless now, a failure of solidarity that has had ongoing consequences for Venezuela…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-27). Democrats Urged to Stay Unified Against GOP Effort to Sabotage Yemen War Powers Vote. commondreams.org "House Democrats can stop the war and end horrific humanitarian crisis in Yemen. All they have to do is not vote for Republican motions designed to derail the process." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-03-27). Papadopoulos: Russia collusion 'hoax' was 'basically fabricated' by Western intelligence. rt.com No longer bound by a gag order, former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has gone public about his Mueller probe conviction, describing the Russia collusion narrative as a 'hoax' manufactured by intelligence agencies.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-03-27). O "Partido Americano" nas instituiàßàµes da Unià£o Europeia. globalresearch.ca "A Rússia já nà£o pode ser considerada um parceiro estratégico e a Unià£o Europeia deve estar pronta para impor-lhe novas sanàßàµes se ela continuar a violar o Direito Internacional": esta é a resoluàßà£o aprovada pelo Parlamento Europeu, em 12 de …

RT (2019-03-27). 'Nobody is panicking!' Rachel Maddow sheds 500,000 viewers in post-Mueller slump. rt.com After putting all its eggs in the Russiagate conspiracy-theory 'basket' only to be let down by the contents (or lack thereof) of the Mueller report, MSNBC – and its top attraction, Rachel Maddow – are hemorrhaging viewers.

Pie for the People-Santa Cruz (2019-03-27). Pie for the People – Santa Cruz: TransFamilies Benefit. indybay.org Homeless Garden Project Farm | Shaffer Rd at Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-03-27). US-Backed Coalition Bombs Yemen Hospital, Killing at Least Seven Including Four Children. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

WSWS (2019-03-27). The media and the Mueller report. wsws.org The Mueller report is a political debacle for the Democratic Party, the New York Times and the bulk of the corporate media, which day after day pumped out unsubstantiated claims and outright lies.

Ahmed AbdulKareem (2019-03-27). US Media Remains Silent as Historically Huge Protests Take Place Across Yemen. theantimedia.com (MPN) — Massive demonstrations took place across Yemen's major cities on Tuesday to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led war on the country. The war ostensibly began on March 26, 2015, when Saudi Arabia, backed by the U.S. and other regional allies, launched a large-scale attack on Yemen under the pretext of reinstating ousted former …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-03-27). Warren, Sanders, and Gillibrand Top Performers on 2020 Climate Leadership Scorecard. commondreams.org "No one is getting an A+ on this climate test just for admitting that the climate crisis is happening. Real climate leadership means real commitment to bold action." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Jake Johnson (2019-03-27). Trump Complains About Puerto Rico Receiving "Too Much" Disaster Relief Aid. theantimedia.com (CD) — With over a million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico facing devastating food stamp cuts as Congress fails to provide necessary hurricane relief funding, President Donald Trump reportedly complained to Republican senators on Tuesday that the island is receiving "too much" aid—a position that was decried as both false and cruel. "The president continues to show his vindictive behavior towards …

plenglish (2019-03-27). EU Does Not Recognize Israel ¥s Sovereignty of Golan Heights, Mogherin. plenglish.com Brussels, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Political Security, Federica Mogherini, reiterated on Wednesday that the community block does not recognize Israel ¥s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory that has been occupied since 1967.

2019-03-27: Social Media Postees

Video: Special Forces Hunt Down ISIS Terrorists that Killed 3 Russians
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-28
3 Russian service members were killed in a terrorist attack in Syria in late February, the Russian Defense Ministry said on March 25. The defense ministry added that following the attack the Russian Aerospace Forces and Special Operations Forces tracked …
globalresearch.ca/special-forces-hunt-down-terrorists-killed-3-russians/5672848

A Very Incomplete List of Sinister Things Vladimir Putin/Russia/"the Russians" Have Been Accused of Doing
Grayzone Project | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-28
According to the finest minds of Western media and political life, "The Russians" have been responsible for everything from sowing…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/27/a-very-incomplete-list-of-sinister-things-vladimir-putin-russia-the-russians-have-been-accused-of-doing/

Michael Jackson, Convenient Freak
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-28
The comedian Dave Chappelle put it like this: why were accusations of inappropriate conduct directed at Michael Jackson always so superbly timed? "Listen Michael," goes Chappelle's mock white executive voice, "we need you to jerk off another child." (Chappelle is …
globalresearch.ca/michael-jackson-convenient-freak/5672849

Pentagon announces transfer of $1 billion for border wall construction
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-28
The Pentagon announcement came as Congress failed to override Trump's veto supporting his declaration of a national emergency on the US-Mexico border.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Saudi attack on hospital kills eight as war in Yemen enters fifth year
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-28
At least eight people, including five children, were killed when a missile slammed into a gas station near a medical facility that had been placed on a no-strike list.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Venezuela fact-finding mission reports on complex situation
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-28
Three solidarity activists who recently returned from Venezuela presented reports to a meeting organised by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (Melbourne) and the Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET) on March 27. | While in Venezuela, the fact-finding mission met with grassroots activists in the poor suburbs of Caracas and elsewhere in the country and representatives from the Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current, Alexis Vive Collective and the LGBTI community, among others. | Freelance journalist Joe Montero showed a video of a huge rally in support of President Nicolas Maduro, demonstrating that the gov…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-fact-finding-mission-reports-complex-situation

Trump backs court action to end health coverage for 25 million people
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-28
While the Trump administration targets Obamacare for full repeal, the Democrats are dropping calls for "Medicare-for-all" in favor of billions more for the private insurance companies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Tensions rise between US, Russia and China over Venezuelan coup
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-28
The arrival of a relative handful of Russian military personnel this week triggered a flurry of denunciations from Trump administration officials.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Sri Lankans driven to suicide by exorbitant debt repayments
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-28
Most of those who committed suicide were from the war-ravaged Vavuniya and Jaffna districts in the island's north and Batticalao in the east.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

The shit end of 'free market' capitalism
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-28
The Christchurch massacre has prompted many to reflect on the times we live in. | We have started to recognise that the culpability for this act of right-wing terrorism lies not only with the immediate perpetrator but also with all those politicians and opinion shapers who have used racism and Islamophobia to divide society and incite violence. | But why have so many of these powerful people been systematically doing this all around the world? | Because there is a powerful economic motive to do so. | We are living through the shit end of nearly four decades of a global "free market" drive by the corporate rich th…
greenleft.org.au/content/shit-end-free-market-capitalism

US threatens Turkey over Russian S-400 air defence purchase
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-28
Despite Washington's threats of sanctions and a downgrade in US-Turkish military security ties, Erdogan has vowed to proceed with the purchase and deployment of the S-400.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Four Years of Hell: To Crush Yemen's Independence, US-Saudi War Created World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-27
On the fourth anniversary of the US-Saudi war on Yemen, the Middle East's poorest nation suffers from the worst humanitarian…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/26/4-years-yemen-independence-us-saudi-war-worst-humanitarian-crisis/

Bombs fall again in Gaza as Netanyahu fights for re-election
Vijay Prashad | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-27
The bombs start again. Israel, as if on a timer, begins to pulverize Gaza. The bombs strike from one end of the country to another, a warning against the protests that have been ongoing for a year. There is a shudder from Gaza, phone calls to friends who say that they are fearful this bombing …
peoplesworld.org/article/bombs-fall-again-in-gaza-as-netanyahu-fights-for-re-election/

Pompeo was a Firm Supporter of RussiaGate: Was he Jeopardizing Trump's Foreign Policy Initiatives?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | It is worth noting that until the release of the Mueller report, Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (and former CIA Director) was a firm supporter of the RussiaGate narrative. …
globalresearch.ca/is-pompeo-countering-trumps-foreign-policy-initiatives/5648770

Mueller Report Ends a Shameful Period for the Press
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2019-03-27
The mainstream press, owned by the corporations that have extinguished the democratic state and are fleecing the public, as well as destroying the ecosystem on which we depend for life, does not hold its employers to account. (Photo: Mr.Fish) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/27/mueller-report-ends-shameful-period-press?cd-origin=rss

War and Peace and the 2020 Presidential Candidates
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies | commondreams.org | 2019-03-27
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Greenpeace Urges Senators to Reject David Bernhardt
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-03-27
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/03/27/greenpeace-urges-senators-reject-david-bernhardt?cd-origin=rss

Israel's Merciless Bombing of the Gaza Strip
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-27
The bombs start again. Israel, as if on a timer, begins to pulverize Gaza. The bombs strike from one end of the country to another, a warning against the protests that have been ongoing for a year. There is a shudder from Gaza, phone calls to friends who say that they are fearful that this bombing run will escalate. Nothing is beyond Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, who will use these bombs as an advertisement for his campaign to be reelected as Israel goes to the polls on April 9. The phone lines carry the sound of scared children and anxious adults, a building demolished, the warplanes shrieking overhead. | Abu Art…
truthdig.com/articles/israels-merciless-bombing-of-the-gaza-strip/

Firing on Protesters: Will Macron's New Tactics Against the Yellow Vests Make Simmering Pot Boil Over?
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-27
France stands at a crossroads, with the Macron government attempting to drag the country in a new direction and a disunited and leaderless movement attempting to reverse this change. The outcome of this battle will shape the course of Western Europe's largest country for decades to come.
mintpressnews.com/firing-protesters-will-new-french-tactics-yellow-vests-make-simmering-pot-boil/256662/

Why Activists Fail
Robert J. Burrowes | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-27
Despite enormous ongoing effort over more than a thousand years, during and since the formation and shaping of the modern world, and as the number of issues being contested has steadily increased, activists of many types have made insufficient progress on key issues, particularly in relation to ending violence and war (and the threat of…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/27/why-activists-fail/

Ralph Nader: Americans Should Be Demanding Trump's Resignation
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-27
Forget the findings of the Mueller investigation. This president has made a mockery of the rule of law, putting millions in harm's way.
truthdig.com/articles/ralph-nader-americans-should-be-demanding-trumps-resignation/

Forget Mueller. Forget Impeachment. A Million People Should Surround the White House and Demand Trump's Resignation
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2019-03-27
U.S. President Donald Trump stands in the colonnade as he is introduced to speak to March for Life participants and pro-life leaders in the Rose Garden at the White House on January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/27/forget-mueller-forget-impeachment-million-people-should-surround-white-house-and?cd-origin=rss

On My Visit to New Zealand: Can Christchurch Heal Our Collective Wounds?
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-27
Collective pain helps us see each other as human beings first, where our differences, however great, can never be enough to justify or even explain why 3-year-old Mucad Ibrahim had to die, along with 49 other, beautiful and innocent people.
mintpressnews.com/visit-new-zealand-can-christchurch-heal-collective-wounds/256672/

After Trump's Golan Heights Announcement, Israeli Politicians Now Pushing for US Recognition of West Bank as "Israeli"
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
In 2016, longtime Trump advisor, and current ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, said Trump would recognize Israel's sovereignty over the entire West Bank if Israel "deemed it necessary." | *** | After U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he planned to unilaterally …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-golan-heights-announcement-israeli-politicians-now-pushing-us-recognition-west-bank/5672816

The Many Reasons to Believe Vasily Prozorov's Testimony About Ukraine's Role in Downing MH-17
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-27
Former Ukrainian intelligence officer Vasily Prozorov's testimony will likely be dismissed by Western governments that support Kiev, but there is plenty of evidence to back his claims.
mintpressnews.com/reasons-believe-vasily-prozorov-testimony-ukraine-role-downing-mh-17/256642/

How the U.S. Navy Made Tom Dooley a Tool to Sell the Vietnam War
Gareth Porter | truthdig.com | 2019-03-27
The U.S. Navy doctor's popular book, "Deliver Us From Evil," was only one way Dooley pushed American propaganda to the public.
truthdig.com/articles/how-the-u-s-navy-made-tom-dooley-a-tool-to-sell-the-vietnam-war/

Noam Chomsky on Moral Relativism and Michel Foucault
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-27
counterpunch.org/2019/03/27/noam-chomsky-on-moral-relativism-and-michel-foucault/

'Every War Is a War Against Children'
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2019-03-27
We, in the United States, have yet to realize both the futility and immense consequences of war even as we develop, store, sell, and use hideous weapons. The number of children killed is rising.
progressive.org/dispatches/every-war-is-a-war-against-children-Kelly-190327/

US Foists 'Humanitarian Aid' on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Kei Pritsker | thegrayzone.com | 2019-03-27
If the US really wants to save people from a dire humanitarian crisis, why aren't we talking about sending aid…
thegrayzone.com/2019/03/26/us-foists-humanitarian-aid-on-venezuela-helps-create-a-humanitarian-crisis-in-yemen/

US Military Budget Reveals an Offensive Posture, Russia and China on Defense — Wilkerson
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-27
The massive military expansion in the US and China could lead to absolute disaster — Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/us-military-budget-reveals-an-offensive-posture-russia-and-china-on-defense-wilkerson

Humane Capitalism or Fascism and War — Q&A with Paul Jay
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-27
A viewer asks why did Paul say that capitalism led to World War I, and another viewer asks if humane capitalism is the answer to today's problems — Paul Jay joins Taya Graham…
therealnews.com/stories/humane-capitalism-or-fascism-and-war-qa-with-paul-jay

"We Are Swimming in an Ocean of Lies" on Venezuela
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-27
Former UN Special Rapporteur says Michelle Bachelet needs to change her team and visit Venezuela herself, or she is going to continue to get an "unprofessional, one-sided, politicized report" on the state of the country…
therealnews.com/stories/we-are-swimming-in-an-ocean-of-lies-on-venezuela

The Washington Post Trashes the Left: Imagine If a Billionaire Paid People to Trash the Center
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-27
Fred Hiatt, the editorial page editor of the Washington Post, used his column today to say that people on the left had developed Trumpian ways of viewing the world. For example, he said they value "the simple over the complex," using the example of people pushing the universal Medicare system in Canada as a solution…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/27/the-washington-post-trashes-the-left-imagine-if-a-billionaire-paid-people-to-trash-the-center/

Fighting Fascism in an Era of Lies
Henry Giroux | truthdig.com | 2019-03-27
This article was originally published in Counterpunch. | We do not live in a post-truth world and never have. On the contrary, we live in a pre-truth world where the truth has yet to arrive. As one of the primary currencies of politics, lies have a long history in the United States. For instance, state sponsored lies played a crucial ideological role in pushing the U.S. into wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, legitimated the use of Torture under the Bush administration, and covered up the crimes of the financial…
truthdig.com/articles/fighting-fascism-in-an-era-of-lies/

Consortium News' Record on Russia-gate–How CN Covered the 'Scandal': No. 2–'The Lost Journalistic Standards of Russia-gate'
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-27
The Russia-gate hysteria has witnessed a widespread collapse of journalistic standards as major U.S. news outlets ignore rules about how to treat evidence in dispute, wrote Robert Parry on Nov. 20, 2017. The Lost Journalistic Standards of Russia-gate By Robert… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/27/consortium-news-record-on-russia-gate-how-cn-covered-the-scandal-no-2-the-lost-journalistic-standards-of-russia-gate/

Trump: 'Russia Has to Get Out' of Venezuela
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-27
Trump told reporters he would "fix" Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14407

Video: Mueller Report Decimates 'Russiagate' Hoax — What's Next?
Daniel McAdams | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
The two-plus year great hoax has come to an end. Trump is not Putin's puppet, as the vast majority of the mainstream media and Democrats have claimed. There was no "collusion" with Russia. | So after so much wasted time and …
globalresearch.ca/video-mueller-report-decimates-russiagate-hoax-whats-next/5672782

Forget Mueller. Israel, not Russia, is Trump's real partner in crime
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2019-03-27
The major conclusions of the 'Mueller investigation' have just come out in the US. Mueller didn't find significant evidence of alleged Russian collusion in … | Read more Forget Mueller. Israel, not Russia, is Trump's real partner in crime. | By Peter Bolton…
thecanary.co/us/us-analysis/2019/03/27/forget-mueller-israel-not-russia-is-trumps-real-partner-in-crime/

Ukrainian Security Official Says Ukraine Shot Down MH-17
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
298 Passengers and crew were murdered by Ukraine in order to create a propaganda attack on Russia. The filth that comprise the Western media and governments hid the truth for the sake of Washington's anti-Russian propaganda. | The security official says …
globalresearch.ca/ukrainian-security-official-says-ukraine-shot-down-mh-17/5672773

The Real Costs of Russiagate
Stephen F. Cohen | thenation.com | 2019-03-27
The Real Costs of Russiagate…
thenation.com/article/the-real-costs-of-russiagate/

Don't Expect Kosovo to "Compromise" on Its "Independence" Anytime Soon
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov confirmed everyone's suspicions last week when he said that he regards Kosovo's ultimatum-like demand to Serbia to recognize its "independence" as having been encouraged by the US. This shouldn't have surprised anyone since NATO's War on …
globalresearch.ca/dont-expect-kosovo-compromise-independence-anytime-soon/5672792

Major: Ukraine Enacts Pro-Nazi Legislation, WWII Era Nazi Collaborators Given Veteran Status, Pensions
Joaquin Flores | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
In Ukraine a law on the recognition of members of military operations of nationalist organizations as 'veterans', including those of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), who fought in support of the Hitler-led German Nazy effort banned in Russia, came into …
globalresearch.ca/major-ukraine-enacts-pro-nazi-legislation-wwii-era-nazi-collaborators-given-veteran-status-pensions/5672814

Are Federal Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids Hurting Patients with Chronic Pain?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-27
As Oklahoma and Purdue Pharma reach a landmark settlement, we look at an underreported result of the opioid crisis: the underprescribing of opioids for patients who rely on them for pain management. This month, more than 300 doctors and medical researchers sent an open letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning patients have been harmed by a lack of clarity in guidelines for prescribing opioids. The CDC revised the guidelines for primary care physicians in 2016 in order to improve safety and reduce risks associated with long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain. But many say the new guidelin…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/27/a…

UN's Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan official's 'spin' on Human Rights Council encounter, urges reforms
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-27
The UN's top rights official on Wednesday rejected claims by Sri Lankan officials that she distanced herself from a report on the country and instructed her staff to be more "cautious" in future, before stressing her commitment to justice for victims of grave abuses during the civil war.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1035541

'The Elephant Man' on stage: Being Human 101
Ed Rampell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-27
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–The Thursday Night Theatre Club's production of Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award winner for Best Play The Elephant Man is simply an exquisitely poetically, philosophically rendered poignant work all about the art of being human. Based on the real-life case of the hideously physically deformed John Merrick (Tom Vitorino), the two-act drama follows the …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-elephant-man-on-stage-being-human-101/

ANGRY ARAB: Memories and Omissions of the Iraq Wars
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-27
The Iraq wars and their consequences have been callous, bipartisan campaigns that have profoundly altered Arabs' views of the United States, says As'ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News It has been sixteen years since the U.S. invasion of… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/03/27/angry-arab-memories-and-omissions-of-the-iraq-wars/

"The Africa Spring": The US Is Stoking Congo's "Deep State" Civil War in Order to "Contain" China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
The "African Spring" seems ready to spread to the Democratic Republic of the Congo after there are visible signs that the US is stoking its "deep state" civil war in order create obstacles to China's hitherto unrestricted access to cobalt …
globalresearch.ca/us-congos-deep-state-civil-war-contain-china/5672826

Ecological Civilization: Could China Become a Model for Saving the Earth?
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-27
Industrialized agriculture is threatening humanity with catastrophe. It feeds global warming and dissolves societies. In addition, its pesticides contaminate and poison drinking water and food. Undoing rural America I reached this conclusion from working for the US Environmental Protection Agency for twenty-five years. I summarized my experience in my 2014 book, Poison Spring: The Secret History…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/27/ecological-civilization-could-china-become-a-model-for-saving-the-earth/

Yemen hospital airstrike under investigation amid resurgence of deadly cholera
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-27
UN human rights staff in Yemen are investigating an apparent airstrike on a hospital in opposition-held territory which reportedly killed at least seven civilians on Tuesday, amid fears that cholera is spreading "like wildfire", one of the organization's senior humanitarian officials has warned.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1035561

'They Had Already Decided They Wanted to Invade Iraq' – CounterSpin interviews with Robert Dreyfuss and Diana Duarte on media and the Iraq War
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-03-27
The CounterSpin episode for March 22, 2019, reaired classic interviews with Robert Dreyfuss ( 2/27/04) and Diana Duarte ( 3/22/13) about media's Iraq War roles. | Media…
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The illegal occupation of Syrian Golan
Michael Kramer | workers.org | 2019-03-27
March 25 — With a tweet and an executive order, the Trump administration has further isolated itself globally by reversing decades of U.S. policy in calling for "the United States to fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights." The area, which is correctly known as Syrian Golan, is located . . . | Continue reading The illegal occupation of Syrian Golan at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/03/27/the-illegal-occupation-of-syrian-golan/

As Syria conflict enters ninth year, humanitarian crisis 'far from over', Security Council hears
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-27
Eight years ago this month, the Syria conflict began, leading to a humanitarian crisis that remains "far from over", the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday. 11.7 million need humanitarian assistance and protection, and more than 5.6 million Syrians are living as refugees across the region.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/03/1035611

US Coalition in Syria Using ISIS at Al Tanf
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
ISIS is defeated, and the Syrian Defence Forces (SDF) announced the capture of thousands of ISIS terrorists in their custody, and the wives and children of the terrorists were taken to camps in north east Syria. The question on …
globalresearch.ca/us-coalition-syria-using-isis-al-tanf/5672779

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the European far right, and the Christchurch terrorist
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2019-03-27
A past indiscretion may come back to haunt Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. Because his attendance at a certain event organised by an arch-conservative group … | Read more Jacob Rees-Mogg, the European far right, and the Christchurch terrorist | By Tom Coburg…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/03/27/jacob-rees-mogg-the-european-far-right-and-the-christchurch-terrorist/

New Zealand Terrorist Attack: The Israel Connection
Max Parry | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-27
The corporate press is correct that Tarrant and Breivik follow the practices of the anti-Islam xenophobic movement on the rise in Europe, North America and now Oceania, but the key element they deliberately avoid mentioning is their strong collective affinity for the state of Israel.
mintpressnews.com/new-zealand-terrorist-attack-israel-connection/256632/

2020: Ready or Not. America's Next Presidential Elections
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
Although the country is nowhere close to the next presidential election, twenty months away to be exact, yet my first Agita attack of the 2020 campaign season is expected at any time. I can feel it coming on. | To date, …
globalresearch.ca/2020-ready-or-not-americas-next-presidential-elections/5672805

Two Million Palestinians Are Victims of Israeli Airstrikes and Collective Punishment Policy… Gaza under 66 Israeli Airstrikes within 12 Hours, Rendering Dozens of Civilians Homeless after Destruction of Their Houses
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
On Monday and Tuesday, 25 and 26 March 2019, Israeli forces carried out dozens of airstrikes on various targets across the Gaza Strip. These airstrikes have been the most violent in recent months that have not spared civilians and displaced …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-airstrikes-collective-punishment-policy-gaza-66-israeli-airstrikes-within-12-hours/5672804

20 Years Ago, the NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia Established a New Criminal World Order
Avis Krane | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
It is an attempt to make the whole world "get used to the fact" that in the new American-centered world order, where the US and their satellites are allowed to violate the basic provisions of the UN Charter and the …
globalresearch.ca/nato-bombing-yugoslavia-established-new-criminal-world-order/5672819

A Privileged Education: The US College Admissions Scandal
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
The oldest idea of history; the perennial problem of station: education. Get the child as far as possible so that he or she can be propelled, as if from a trebuchet across the ramparts of life. Nasty obstacles — one | …
globalresearch.ca/us-college-admissions-scandal/5672776

Down the Imperial Memory Hole with Venezuela
Dr. Fred Guerin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
In George Orwell's 1984, the dictatorship of Oceania controlled perceptions by continuous propaganda broadcast through the "telescreen" and constant updating of news print so that the past would conform to the lies of the present. The device used to …
globalresearch.ca/imperial-memory-hole-venezuela/5672801

"Trump Time": How to Make Yourself an Exception to the Rule of Law
Rebecca Gordon | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
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 …
globalresearch.ca/trump-time-how-to-make-yourself-an-exception-to-the-rule-of-law/5672823

Victims of FBI Subversion Now Embrace America's Secret Police
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
It shouldn't come as a surprise the FBI and the DOJ obstructed justice last year when then acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the House Intelligence Committee to pound sand after Republicans demanded he hand over work-related texts. | The obstruction …
globalresearch.ca/fbi-subversion-americas-secret-police/5672775

Video: Two Oligarchs and a Comedian Lead Ukraine's Presidential Race
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
On March 31, the first round of the 2019 presidential election will take place in Ukraine. A record number of candidates — 39 — is campaigning for the presidential post in the biggest country in Europe. Most of them have …
globalresearch.ca/ukraines-presidential-race/5672785

Cancer Cluster at California Elementary School Results in Removal of Sprint Cell Phone Tower
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
A Sprint cell phone tower will be removed from a California elementary school after four students and three teachers were diagnosed with cancer. | Weston Elementary School in Ripon, CA went on high alert after the controversy erupted two years ago …
globalresearch.ca/cancer-california-elementary-school-removal-sprint-cell-phone-tower/5672811

Venezuela ha frustrado otro violento complot estadounidense
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-27
Pero este último complot demuestra la necesidad urgente de las fuerzas dentro de los Estados Unidos contra la guerra de intensificar el movimiento en las calles para exigir " °Manos fuera de Venezuela!"
liberationnews.org/venezuela-ha-frustrado-otro-violento-complot-estadounidense/

Venezuela: New widespread power outage as gov't denounces alleged attacks
Ricardo Vaz | mronline.org | 2019-03-27
Venezuelan authorities denounced a "double attack" against the country's electrical infrastructure. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/27/venezuela-new-widespread-power-outage-as-govt-denounces-alleged-attacks/

A Real-Life Game of Risk: Why Civilizationism Is Biggest Threat to Human Rights in the 21st Century
Dr. James M. Dorsey | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-27
True liberal values and human rights face their largest threat to date, a rapidly growing system of global governance based on opportunistic alliances rooted in populism and an unfettered bid for power argues Dr. James Dorsey.
mintpressnews.com/real-life-game-risk-civilizationism-biggest-threat-human-rights-21st-century/256607/

Dow Chemical's Gay CEO is the Latest Example of Phony "Woke" Corporations
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-27
Corporations employing the language of social justice is another phony attempt to disguise their real impact on the planet, sell us more products, and increase profits.
mintpressnews.com/dow-chemicals-gay-ceo-is-the-latest-example-of-phony-woke-corporations/256656/

Florida: Why Republican Lawmakers are Defying–and Denying–the Voters
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-27
In Florida's November 2018 election, voters approved the following amendment to their state's constitution:…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/27/florida-why-republican-lawmakers-are-defying-and-denying-the-voters/

Watershed Moment on the Mall
Bill Martin | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-27
The Washington Mall incident displays the essence of the Democratic Party and the IdPol Left, and it is horrible The incident at the Washington Mall, the so-called "confrontation" between Nathan Phillips and Nick Sandmann, is a watershed moment in American society. Things are at the point where anything that can be used as a statement against…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/27/watershed-moment-on-the-mall/

Jamie Dimon Laments the Plight of the Poor While His Bank Pays 0.02% on CDs
Pam Martens, Russ Martens | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-27
JPMorgan Chase's CEO, Jamie Dimon, gave a CNN interview last week in which he said that the U.S. economy is "fundamentally anti-poor." Two weeks before that, Dimon boasted in an OpEd for CNN that was co-authored by his fellow Board Member, Mellody Hobson, that the bank was doing all kinds of wonderful things to address…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/27/jamie-dimon-laments-the-plight-of-the-poor-while-his-bank-pays-0-02-on-cds/

2020 is Coming: Ready or Not
Renee Parsons | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-27
Although the country is nowhere close to the next presidential election, twenty months away to be exact, yet my first Agita attack of the 2020 campaign season is expected at any time. I can feel it coming on. To date, there are fifteen announced candidates with that many in the wings deciding whether to give…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/27/2020-is-coming-ready-or-not/

Four Decades of Radical Radio: an Interview With WPKN's Scott Harris
Andy Piascik | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-27
Scott Harris has been hosting a show at WPKN, Bridgeport's independent, alternative radio station, for a remarkable 42 years. He began in 1977 with a music show which he transformed a decade later to Counterpoint, a two-hour weekly program chock full of news, analysis, interviews and discussion not heard in corporate media. Along the way,…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/27/four-decades-of-radical-radio-an-interview-with-wpkns-scott-harris/

Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Lift Up Family Farmers Includes Barring Big Ag Mega-Mergers Like Monsanto-Bayer
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-27
The senator unveiled her plan to fight conglomerates like Bayer-Monsanto just before heading to Iowa to meet with farmers | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/27/elizabeth-warrens-plan-lift-family-farmers-includes-barring-big-ag-mega-mergers?cd-origin=rss

Russiagate diehards can't let the collusion narrative go, come up with new theories instead
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-27
The conspiracy known as 'Russiagate' should have ended with the news that, after intense investigation, no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia was found — but die-hard collusion truthers are finding it hard to move on. | …
rt.com/usa/454907-russiagate-truthers-new-conspiracies/

Pie for the People – Santa Cruz: TransFamilies Benefit
Pie for the People-Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2019-03-27
Homeless Garden Project Farm | Shaffer Rd at Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/27/18822294.php

With Mueller done, is it time to investigate the FBI? (DEBATE)
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-27
With the Mueller report finished and President Trump cleared of colluding with Russia, the spotlight is now on the FBI leadership that opened the investigation. RT's Crosstalk guests think the agency has a lot to answer for. | …
rt.com/usa/454914-mueller-investigate-fbi-dershowitz/

Venezuela Suffers Another Major Power Outage as Gov't Denounces Alleged Attacks
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-27
(VA) — Venezuela suffered another widespread power outage on Monday, with authorities claiming a "double attack" against the country's main hydroelectric dam took place. Both alleged attacks against the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant, known as the Guri Dam, affected as many as 16 of Venezuela's 23 states. The first one took place around 1: 30 pm on …
theantimedia.com/venezuela-suffe…

Brazilian Prosecutors Ratify Lawsuit against Temer for Corruption
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-27
Brasilia, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Public Prosecutor's Office ratified a complaint filed two years ago against former Brazilian President Michel Temer (2016-2018) for an alleged case of passive corruption which could put him once again in jail.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

'Nobody is panicking!' Rachel Maddow sheds 500,000 viewers in post-Mueller slump
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-27
After putting all its eggs in the Russiagate conspiracy-theory 'basket' only to be let down by the contents (or lack thereof) of the Mueller report, MSNBC – and its top attraction, Rachel Maddow – are hemorrhaging viewers. | …
rt.com/usa/454929-maddow-ratings-dive-mueller-msnbc/

'We Can't Trust the Permafrost Anymore': Doomsday Vault at Risk in Norway
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-27
Just over a decade after it first opened, the world's "doomsday vault" of seeds is imperiled by climate change as the polar region it rests in is warming faster than any other area on the planet. "We can't trust the permafrost anymore." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/27/we-cant-trust-permafrost-anymore-doomsday-vault-risk-norway?cd-origin=rss

Democrats Urged to Stay Unified Against GOP Effort to Sabotage Yemen War Powers Vote
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-27
"House Democrats can stop the war and end horrific humanitarian crisis in Yemen. All they have to do is not vote for Republican motions designed to derail the process." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/27/democrats-urged-stay-unified-against-gop-effort-sabotage-yemen-war-powers-vote?cd-origin=rss

Google Is Conducting a Secret "Performance Review" of Its Censored China Search Project
Ryan Gallagher | theintercept.com | 2019-03-27
Google executives are carrying out a secret internal assessment of work on a censored search engine for China, The Intercept has learned. | Performance reviews at Google are undertaken annually to evaluate employees' output and development. They are usually carried out in an open, peer review-style process: Workers grade each other's projects and the results are then assessed by management, who can reward employees with promotion if they are deemed ready to progress at the company. | In the case of Dragonfly, however, the peer review aspect has been removed, subverting the normal procedure. In a move described as…
theintercept.com/2019/03/27/google-dragonfly-china-review/

Trump Complains About Puerto Rico Receiving "Too Much" Disaster Relief Aid
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-27
(CD) — With over a million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico facing devastating food stamp cuts as Congress fails to provide necessary hurricane relief funding, President Donald Trump reportedly complained to Republican senators on Tuesday that the island is receiving "too much" aid–a position that was decried as both false and cruel. "The president continues to show his vindictive behavior towards …
theantimedia.com/trump-complains…

Over 400 Brazilian Jurists Demand Lula's Release
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-27
Brasilia, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 Brazilian jurists signed a manifesto asking for the release of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, imprisoned since April for passive corruption and money laundering without presentation of evidence.
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 | 2019-03-27
"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

The media and the Mueller report
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-27
The Mueller report is a political debacle for the Democratic Party, the New York Times and the bulk of the corporate media, which day after day pumped out unsubstantiated claims and outright lies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Venezuela, US Solidarity, and the Future of Socialism
Steve Striffler | zcomm.org | 2019-03-27
The inability of the US left to frame how Venezuela was understood during the high point of Chavismo has left us largely helpless now, a failure of solidarity that has had ongoing consequences for Venezuela…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/venezuela-us-solidarity-and-the-future-of-socialism/

Where The People Are Without Strategy There Is Tyranny
Robert Keith Joyce | indybay.org | 2019-03-27
The ruling Western securitary / corporate pirate complex uses the ruse of false national democracy / sovereignty to conceal the tyranny of its masters and to justify its wars. The population is controlled by means of an illusion of self-government that is sustained by two-party / few-party locked-in systems. | The population is mesmerized by "liberalism", "conservatism", "Republican / Democrat party" circuses, and an endless number of petty factional disputes. Meanwhile the rulers impose austerity while expending vast resources in their continual quest for world domination. Real democracy would end all of that, s…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/26/18822278.php

Papadopoulos: Russia collusion 'hoax' was 'basically fabricated' by Western intelligence
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-27
No longer bound by a gag order, former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has gone public about his Mueller probe conviction, describing the Russia collusion narrative as a 'hoax' manufactured by intelligence agencies. | …
rt.com/usa/454860-papadopoulos-russiagate-mueller-hoax/

O "Partido Americano" nas instituiàßàµes da Unià£o Europeia
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-27
"A Rússia já nà£o pode ser considerada um parceiro estratégico e a Unià£o Europeia deve estar pronta para impor-lhe novas sanàßàµes se ela continuar a violar o Direito Internacional": esta é a resoluàßà£o aprovada pelo Parlamento Europeu, em 12 de …
globalresearch.ca/o-partido-americano-nas-instituicoes-da-uniao-europeia/5672841

US-Backed Coalition Bombs Yemen Hospital, Killing at Least Seven Including Four Children
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-27
commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/savethechildren-hospital-bombedyemen.jpg…

US Media Remains Silent as Historically Huge Protests Take Place Across Yemen
Ahmed AbdulKareem | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-27
(MPN) — Massive demonstrations took place across Yemen's major cities on Tuesday to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led war on the country. The war ostensibly began on March 26, 2015, when Saudi Arabia, backed by the U.S. and other regional allies, launched a large-scale attack on Yemen under the pretext of reinstating ousted former …
theantimedia.com/massive-protest…

DPRK Denounces U.S. Resumption of Biochemical Weapons Program
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-27
Pyongyang, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The resumption by the U.S. of the program for biochemical weapons called "Plan Jupiter", against the Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK), was denounced on Wednesday by the country"s Supreme People"s Assembly (SPA).
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Warren, Sanders, and Gillibrand Top Performers on 2020 Climate Leadership Scorecard
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-27
"No one is getting an A+ on this climate test just for admitting that the climate crisis is happening. Real climate leadership means real commitment to bold action." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/27/warren-sanders-and-gillibrand-top-performers-2020-climate-leadership-scorecard?cd-origin=rss

China Speaks the Truth about Venezuela
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-27
Caracas, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza confirmed on Wednesday that China speaks the truth about Venezuela and is giving international law lessons to those who intend to dominate the world and to subdue his country.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Venezuela blackouts: Maduro blames the US, but is it possible?
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-27
Venezuela is suffering its second major electricity blackout in a month, prompting more accusations from President Nicolas Maduro that the US government has had a hand in the crisis — but is there anything to the accusation? | …
rt.com/usa/454930-venezuela-blackouts-us-blame-memo/

Mueller Didn't Exonerate Trump of Obstruction of Justice
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2019-03-27
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,…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/mueller-didnt-exonerate-trump-of-obstruction-of-justice/

FAA says it has NOT approved 737 MAX 8 software patch as Boeing teases the update
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-27
A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration has said that the regulatory agency has not approved a software update for Boeing's troubled 737 MAX 8 jetliner, previewed by Boeing on Wednesday. | …
rt.com/usa/454918-faa-not-granted-boeing-update/

EU Does Not Recognize Israel ¥s Sovereignty of Golan Heights, Mogherin
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-27
Brussels, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Political Security, Federica Mogherini, reiterated on Wednesday that the community block does not recognize Israel ¥s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory that has been occupied since 1967.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…