Monthly Archives: April 2019

2019-04-30: News Headlines

Venezuelanalysis (2019-04-30). A Military Uprising is Unfolding in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com A military coup attempt is underway in Venezuela on Tuesday, April 30, with imprisoned right wing leader Leopoldo Lopez, and self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido and some members of the armed forces blocking a highway in Caracas and calling on the military to rise up. | According to reports, a group from Venezuela's Sebin intelligence service freed Leopoldo Lopez from house arrest early Tuesday morning. Lopez then joined Guaido and a handful of members from different branches of the armed forces in the Altamira highway in eastern Caracas close to La Carlota airbase. Lopez and Guaido published videos on…

Emma Fiala (2019-04-30). Activists and World Leaders Reject US-Backed Coup in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com Leaders throughout Latin America and the world have rejected Tuesday's coup attempt against Nicolas Maduro. A military uprising began Tuesday morning after a speech by opposition leader Juan Guaido. With full support of the United States and its allies, Guaido illegally proclaimed himself "interim president" in January. | In a tweet, Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned the attempted coup on Tuesday stating, "We strongly condemn the attempted coup d'état on #Venezuela the part of the right which is submissive to foreign interests. Sure that the courageous Bolivarian revolution at the head of the brother @Nico…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Live Updates: Venezuelan Soldiers Tricked Into Supporting Coup. telesurenglish.net Juan Guaido, the opposition lawmaker who illegally self-proclaimed "interim president" of Venezuela, Tuesday morning made a call on social media asking the military and people to begin an uprising against the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Guaido Takes Credit for Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Venezuela | Senior government officials have rejected the attempted coup and called on the country's population to do the same and march towards the Mirafl…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Live Updates: Venezuelan Govt Says Guaido Coup Failed. telesurenglish.net Juan Guaido, the opposition lawmaker who illegally proclaimed himself "interim president" of Venezuela Tuesday morning made a call on social media asking the military and people to begin an uprising against the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Guaido Takes Credit for Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Venezuela | Senior government officials have rejected the attempted coup and called on the country's population to do the same and march towards the Mira…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). International Community, World Leaders Reject Coup in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Leaders in Latin America and the world rejected Tuesday the coup against the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro which was launched by opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido, who illegally self-proclaimed himself "interim president" in January with the support of the United States and its regional right-wing allies. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Defense Minister Rejects Guaido's Calls For Coup | Early Tuesday morning, Bolivian President Evo Morales tweeted, "We strongly condemn the coup att…

Staff (2019-04-30). Mike Pence Confirms U.S. Support for Venezuelan Coup Effort. truthdig.com Vice President Mike Pence confirmed Tuesday that the Trump administration is firmly on the side of the coup plotters in Venezuela as violent clashes between the elected government and opposition forces led by Juan Guaido quickly escalated. | "To Juan Guaido, the National Assembly, and all the freedom-loving people of Venezuela who are taking to the streets today in Operacion Libertad—Estamos con ustedes! We are with you!" Pence tweeted. "America will stand with you until freedom and democracy are restored. Va…

Michael Hughes (2019-04-30). US Government, Corporate Media Join Forces in Neoliberal War Against Venezuela. dissidentvoice.org President Donald Trump and the likes of the New York Times might seem like strange bedfellows but they have found common cause in seeking regime change in Venezuela, a country that poses no threat to the United States but sits on the world's largest proven oil reserves. Trump administration sanctions have already killed tens of …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-30). Angela Davis: I Would Like to Accept Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Award After BDS Controversy. democracynow.org In February, Angela Davis returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. She originally planned the visit to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, but the institute withdrew the award in January, soon after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring Davis due to her support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting the Israeli government and Israeli institutions. Facing swift and widespread outcry, the institute then reversed its decision and reinstated the award. While Angela Davis…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Activists at Venezuela Embassy in US Brace for Possible Raid. telesurenglish.net As the attempted coup in Venezuela's capital slowly fades away, tensions were still high at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington D.C. Tuesday as activists defending the premises with Venezuela's authorization have reported United States Secret Service surrounding and photographing the building, while a small group of opposition protesters gathers outside. | RELATED: | International Community, World Leaders Reject US-backed Coup in Venezuela | "Activists are risking ar…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez Seeks Refuge in Chile Embassy. telesurenglish.net Leopoldo Lopez requested protection this Tuesday afternoon as a guest at the Chilean embassy in Caracas, Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero confirmed through his Twitter account. | "Lilian Tintori and her daughter entered as guests to the residence of our diplomatic mission in Caracas. A few minutes ago his spouse, Leopoldo López, who stayed with his family in that place, joined him. Chile reaffirms commitment to Venezuelan Democrats," Ampuero said in a tweet.

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez Is in Spain's Embassy. telesurenglish.net UPDATE: | Chile's Foreign Affairs Minister, Roberto Ampuero, tweeted that opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and his family are now moving to the Spanish Embassy. | "I want to update the information: Lilian Tintori and Leopoldo Lopez -of Spanish descent- moved to the embassy of Spain. It is a personal decision, considering that our embassy already had guests." | Quiero actualizar información: Lilian Tintori y Leopoldo López -de ascendencia española- se trasladaron a embajada de España. Se trata de una decisión personal, considerando que nuestra embajada ya tenía huéspedes. — Roberto Ampuero (@robertoampu…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-04-30). Mike Pence Confirms: 'We Are With' Coup Plotters in Venezuela. commondreams.org The Vice President's affirmation of U.S. support was echoed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Biden and Democrats Support Trump's Coup Attempt in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The thin line between the Democratic establishment and the Republicans was once again crossed today, as many highly influential Demoracts showed their public support for the illegal Trump-backed coup attempt in Venezuela, following close to their political rivals remarks. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | Early in the morning as the situation unfolded in the capital city of Caracas, Trump, Rubio, Bolton, Abrams, Pompeo in blatant violation of law…

RT (2019-04-30). Fire up the plane! Pompeo tells Maduro to flee Venezuela via CNN. rt.com Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was ready to fly away to Cuba and leave Caracas to the US-backed opposition leader, but Russia talked him out of it, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed in interviews.

ZeroHedge (2019-04-30). Blackwater Founder Calls For 5,000 Mercenaries to Topple Maduro. mintpressnews.com As if the past months of US push for regime change in Venezuela with officials like Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra conviction infamy at the helm wasn't bizarre enough, things just got weirder, as Erik Prince has apparently been pitching a plan around Washington to privatize US coup efforts using his latest Blackwater inspired mercenary empire. | According to Reuters, Prince — the brother of billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who has over the past years since selling his mired-in-controversy Blackwater group (now Academi) revived his mercenary empire in China in the form of Frontier Services Group (F…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-30). Headlines for April 30, 2019. democracynow.org Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Claim a Coup Is Underway, Trump to Make Asylum Seekers Pay Application Fees, Trump Organization Sues Banks in Bid to Resist Congressional Subpoenas, Pentagon Links More U.S. Military Members to Neo-Nazi Group, Christchurch, NZ Police Find Explosive Device Amid Fears of More Anti-Muslim Violence, Terror Suspect Arrested After Receiving Fake Explosives from FBI Informant, Lori Gilbert-Kaye, Killed in Synagogue Shooting, Mourned at San Diego Funeral, Trump to Designate the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Who Oversaw Mueller Probe, Ste…

Fight Back (2019-04-30). Eyewitness Venezuela: No coup, people defend President Maduro. fightbacknews.org Reporting by the FRSO delegation in Caracas | The following report is from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization delegation in Venezuela. | Caracas, Venezuela — There is excitement, April 30, in the streets as tens of thousands stream towards Miraflores Palace where President Maduro leads Venezuela. While rumors of an attempted coup are broadcast on the news, special police and Venezuelan military are mobilized at key crossroads and strategic buildings. The mood is serious, but calm as the mobilization to defend President Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution grows | Early morning, we woke to hear a lone w…

plenglish (2019-04-30). Cuban Government Rejects Coup Movement in Venezuela. plenglish.com 30 de abril de 2019, 10: 08Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has rejected on Tuesday the coup attempt in Venezuela, where the opponents of the people and President Nicolas Maduro are trying to create violence in that South American nation.

Staff (2019-04-30). Internet Restrictions Reported as Venezuela Crisis Intensifies. truthdig.com CARACAS, Venezuela—The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): | 12: 25 p.m. | A group that monitors internet censorship says Venezuela's state run internet provider has been restricting access to YouTube and Google services following the opposition leader's call for the military to revolt against President Nicolás Maduro. | The non-governmental NetBlocks group says access to the services remains intermittently available since the restrictions don't appear to be completely effective. | It says Twitter, Facebook and several other services were briefly restricted earlier, although core i…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Breaking: President Maduro Speaks to the Nation. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stated that the La Carlota Military Base was never taken, but that a group of rebellious soldiers concentrated in the Altamira highway. In this regard, he highlighted the loyalty of the Bolivarian National Armed Force in neutralizing the attempted coup. | He went on to say that the government has faced attempted coups as never before in history because of the extreme right's desire to "impose an illegitimate government and subject the country to a neocolonial model." "Today was a contrast of peace and violence in Venezuela, a coup d'état, delivered to foreign interests and t…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-30). With U.S. Support, Venezuelan Opposition Launch a Coup in Latest Attempt to Oust Maduro. democracynow.org Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó says a coup is underway in Caracas. Guaidó appeared this morning, in a video posted online, standing among heavily armed soldiers, proclaiming he is "starting the final phase of Operation Liberty." He appeared alongside formerly jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López, who said he'd been freed from house arrest by military officers loyal to the opposition. Venezuela's defense minister said the government of Nicolás Maduro remains in control and that military units reported "normality" at barracks and bases across Venezuela. We speak to attorney Eva Golinger, who who served…

Nick Rehwaldt (2019-04-30). Venezuelan Coup Attempt Sputters as Majority of Military Remain Loyal to Maduro. mintpressnews.com The Venezuelan opposition will not be able to achieve success on its own. Instead leaders of the opposition will try to pull larger world powers like the U.S. and NATO into the conflict so that they can topple the Maduro regime.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Bolivia Condemns Failed Coup d'Etat in Venezuela. plenglish.com La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia President Evo Morales on Tuesday condemned the attempted coup d'etat in Venezuela, orchestrated by local and foreign rightwing, to destabilize that country and against the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Maduro Calls for Biggest Mobilization against Failed Coup. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, called Tuesday for the biggest mobilization against the attempted coup d"etat organized since this morning by opposition leaders.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Cuban Government Rejects Coup Movement in Venezuela. plenglish.com Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has rejected on Tuesday the coup attempt in Venezuela, where the opponents of the people and President Nicolas Maduro are trying to create violence in that South American nation.

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Venezuelan Gov't Denies Takeover of La Carlota Air Base as part of Coup Attempt. telesurenglish.net President of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela Diosdado Cabello denied the capture of La Carlota Air Base after a small group of soldiers revolted to promote a coup d'état with the far right against the government of Nicolas Maduro. | "No military installation has been violated in the country, they are on the street in the Altamira Distributor and we are directing operations from La Carlota Air Base," he explained. | Likewise, the national government has called on the Venezuelan people to move to the Miraflores presidential palace to reject the coup attempt. | Early this Tuesday Vice President o…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-04-30). 'The Moment Is Now': Clashes Erupt After US-Backed Guaido Calls for Military Uprising in Venezuela. commondreams.org Elected government of President Nicolas Maduro vows to end coup attempt orchestrated by "traitors" supported by Trump administration | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuelan Army Ratifies Loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Communication Minister Jorge Rodriguez ratified Monday that Venezuelan military units remain loyal to President Nicolas Maduro in the face of new coup attempts.

RT (2019-04-30). Bolton calls for 'regime change' in Venezuela soon. rt.com US national security advisor John Bolton has called for "change of the regime" in Caracas, and accused Cuba of controlling the current government of Venezuela, while backing an opposition politician's attempt at armed coup.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Putin Analyzes Events in Venezuela with his Security Council. plenglish.com Moscow, April 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin analyzed the situation in Venezuela during a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said on Tuesday.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuelan Government Defuses Attempt to Provoke Coup d'Etat. plenglish.com 30 de abril de 2019, 08: 51Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, revealed Tuesday that forces of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) confronted a small group of soldiers attempting to perpetrate a coup de ¥etat.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuela Denounces Colombia's Participation in Coup Actions. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced on Tuesday the Colombian government"s support and financing of conspiracies against democracy in Venezuela.

C.J. Atkins (2019-04-30). U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela moves into "final phase" peoplesworld.org In an all-or-nothing gamble, the Trump administration's man in Caracas, opposition leader Juan Guaído, has opened what he's calling the "final phase" of the effort to overthrow the elected government of Venezuela. Appearing in a video flanked by a few dozen heavily armed troops outside La Carlota air base in the capital city before sunrise …

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuelan Government Defuses Attempt to Provoke Coup d'Etat. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, revealed Tuesday that forces of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) confronted a small group of soldiers attempting to perpetrate a coup de ¥etat.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Bolivian Foreign Ministry Condemns Attempted Coup in Venezuela. plenglish.com La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's Foreign Ministry reiterated Tuesday its condemnation of an attempted coup d'etat in Venezuela, orchestrated by the local and foreign right.

teleSUR (2019-04-30). US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net International law seems to matter little to the United States (U.S.) government as they once again have publicly expressed support for a coup attempt against the constitutional and democratically elected government of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Gov't Denies Takeover of La Carlota Air Base as part of Coup Attempt | One of the first to ratify his support for the destabilizing attempt was U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who as news of an attempted coup reached t…

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuela Denounces Coup Actions to the International Community. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced Tuesday to the international community the support of the Colombian and U.S. governments for the new coup attempt.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuela Denounces Colombia's Participation in Coup Actions. plenglish.com 30 de abril de 2019, 10: 11Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced on Tuesday the Colombian government"s support and financing of conspiracies against democracy in Venezuela.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Venezuela Activates Plan against Irregular Groups in Tachira. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The political protector of the Venezuelan State in Tachira, Freddy Bernal, on Tuesday announced the implementation of a plan to neutralize and dismantle active criminal groups on the border with Colombia.

Fight Back (2019-04-30). FRSO Venezuela delegation meets with Minister of Communes. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) delegation in Venezuela met the Minister of Communes Blanca Eckhout, after her triumphant speech about building 2.6 million new homes. Eckhout quoted Hugo Chavez, saying, "Our new society cannot be capitalist because capitalism is designed to destroy our homeland, our society and our people." | The FRSO delegation is meeting with communists, progressive political figures and members of Venezuela's government.

Eds. (2019-04-30). Venezuela: military uprising in Caracas (in development). mronline.org A military uprising is unfolding in Venezuela after a handful of the police and armed forces freed Leopoldo Lopez and blocked a highway in Caracas. | Source

plenglish (2019-04-30). Lopez Obrador Ratifies Mexico's Position on Venezuelan Events. plenglish.com Mexico, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has reaffirmed Tuesday his government"s position on Venezuela is still unchanged.

RT (2019-04-30). Pompeo's talk of 'Russian meddling' is not about democracy, but about power. rt.com The 'Russian meddling' conspiracy theory was hatched by Democrats in 2016 as a way to defeat Donald Trump. Now the Trump administration is invoking it to justify massive military spending, spying, coups and censorship.

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-30). Demographic Crisis: Russia to Facilitate the Granting of Russian Citizenship to Ukrainians. globalresearch.ca President Putin's proposal to make it easier for all Ukrainians to receive Russian citizenship represents a bold effort to court his country's civilizationally similar neighbors as "replacement migrants" and will lead to a competition with Russia's historical rival Poland for …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-30). Angela Davis & Barbara Ransby: We Stand with Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Courageous, Bold Black Woman. democracynow.org Two of the founders of Black Lives Matter, as well as professor Angela Davis and scores of other black women, are holding a rally today on Capitol Hill to defend Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and to urge Congress to censure President Trump for his attacks on her. Omar made history earlier this year when she and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan became the first Muslim women in Congress. She is also the first member of Congress to wear a hijab. Omar, who was born in Somalia and came to the United States as a refugee, has been at the center of numerous right-wing attacks since taking office. Omar recently said deat…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Ilhan Omar Responds to Meghan McCain's New Attack Against Her. telesurenglish.net U.S Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has responded to Meghan McCain's recent attack in which the conservative commentator criticized the congresswoman's rhetoric. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Was Right on 'Black Hawk Down' Events in Somalia Despite Right-wing Media's Lies | On Sunday McCain told her fellow castmates on ABC's "The View" that Rep. Omar's previous comments needed to be discussed in light of the recent shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. | "I…

RT (2019-04-30). Tulsi Gabbard takes on her own party over 'endless war' in mysteriously-deleted viral campaign clip. rt.com There's no point in knocking Trump out of the White House if a Democratic president has only more endless war to offer, Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard has declared in a deleted, then reposted campaign tweet.

Staff (2019-04-30). Corporate Media's Open Hostility to Medicare-for-All. truthdig.com The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is heating up, and healthcare is a key issue up for debate. A number of high-profile candidates, including Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren, have endorsed a Medicare for All solution to America's healthcare problem. However, the idea is most closely associated with Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has made it a central platform of his election bid. | The United States spends around twice as much on healthcare as oth…

United Nations (2019-04-30). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Jazz Day, the importance of breastfeeding, and updates from Libya, Iran and Mozambique. un.org This Tuesday, we cover: the cost of almost one month of fighting in Libya's capital; humanitarian responses in Iran and Mozambique following devastating storms and rains; how breastfeeding can prevent obesity in children; and a very jazzy celebration…

United Nations (2019-04-30). Libya: UN mobilized to support thousands uprooted by Tripoli clashes, renews call for humanitarian truce. un.org Since fighting broke out on the edge of Libya's capital, Tripoli, earlier this month, over 42,000 people have been displaced and thousands are believed trapped in the city's southern outskirts. As UN humanitarian teams work around the clock to provide life-saving assistance, human rights chief Michelle Bachelet stressed on Tuesday the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire, and humanitarian corridor for civilians.

WSWS (2019-04-30). South Korean auto manufacturers stepping up assault on wages, working conditions. wsws.org South Korea's labor unions have worked to ensure workers remain isolated as wages and benefits are slashed throughout the industry.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-04-30). Humpty Dumpty Has Had a Great Fall. Reckless US Foreign Policy. Preemptive Nuclear War against Russia and China. globalresearch.ca While the crazed and corrupt people who comprise the Democratic Party and US print and TV media continue to insist that Russiagate is real, a very real threat is emerging in Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. The threat arises …

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2019-04-30). Climate Disruption Is Not Due to CO2. globalresearch.ca Professor Claudia von Werlhof wrote to Greta Thunberg. In this letter Von Werlhof tells that the disruption of the global climate is not due to CO2. | Following questions arose from this letter for Silvia Terribili, who asked von …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-04-30). Operazione conquista delle menti. globalresearch.ca Circa 5.000 bambini e ragazzi di 212 classi hanno partecipato, ieri a Pisa, alla ´Giornata della Solidarietà ª in ricordo del maggiore Nicola Ciardelli della Brigata Folgore, rimasto ucciso il 27 aprile 2006 in un ´terribile attentato ª a Nassirya, durante la …

South Front (2019-04-30). Video: Haftar Forces Launch Push to Encircle Tripoli. globalresearch.ca The new battle for Tripoli entered its fourth week. Since April 4, when Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar officially announced its Operation Flood of Dignity, the Libyan National Army (LNA) has reached Ayn Zara, but has not been able to capture …

Vladimir Kozin (2019-04-30). Per uscire dalla guerra, bisogna uscire dalla NATO. globalresearch.ca La conferenza internazionale di membri di organizzazioni senza scopo di lucro (non governative) tenutasi nell'aprile di quest'anno a Firenze, in Italia, potrebbe rimanere al di fuori dal orizzonte di personalità politiche e governative, nonché dei rappresentanti dei media, se non …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-04-30). The Apparent Surge in America's Rate of Economic Growth (GDP): The Facts Behind the Hype. globalresearch.ca Last week's US GDP for the 1st quarter 2019 preliminary report (2 more revisions coming) registered a surprising 3.2% annual growth rate. It was forecast by all the major US bank research departments and independent macroeconomic forecasters to come in …

Philip Giraldi (2019-04-30). Blame Palestinians for Gaza. globalresearch.ca If you have read a recent New York Times op-ed entitled "Care about Gaza? Blame Hamas" written by none other than the White House "special representative for international negotiations" Jason Greenblatt you would understand that the misery being experienced by …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-30). Doubts at America's National Security Agency (NSA): Shelving a Mass Surveillance Program? globalresearch.ca Earlier this year, Luke Murry, national security adviser for Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, revealed that the National Security Agency had been averse over the last six months to using the phone surveillance program that hoovers information from …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-04-30). Operaàßà£o Aliciaàßà£o das Mentes. globalresearch.ca Cerca de 5.000 crianàßas e 212 adolescentes participaram, ontem em Pisa, no "Dia da Solidariedade" em memória do Major Nicola Ciardelli, da Brigada Folgore, que foi morto em 27 de Abril de 2006, num "terrível atentado" em Nassirya, durante a …

B'Tselem (2019-04-30). "Self-destruction": Palestinians in East Jerusalem Forced to Demolish Own Homes. globalresearch.ca The year 2019 has seen a significant increase in the number of Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem who have had to demolish their own home, or part of it, after having built it without a permit. The residents elect this …

Janelle Velina (2019-04-30). Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War. globalresearch.ca July 3, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of when the United States' first military assault against Afghanistan with the CIA-backed Mujahideen began. It would be a mistake to treat the present-day conflict as being separate from the U.S. intervention that …

Comitato No Nato (2019-04-30). US and NATO Attack Afghanistan and Iraq. globalresearch.ca The Following text is Section 5 of | The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War, : | by the Italian Committee No War No NATO | * | Documentation presented at the International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, Florence, April 7, …

Comitato No Nato (2019-04-30). Erklà§rung Von Florenz. Fàºr Eine Internationale Nato-Austritts-Front. globalresearch.ca Die Gefahr eines gewaltigen Krieges, der durch den Einsatz von Atomwaffen das Ende der Menschheit bedeuten kà∂nnte, ist real und wà§chst, auch wenn sie von der àñffentlichkeit, die in Unkenntnis àºber diese unmittelbare Gefahr gehalten wird, nicht wahrgenommen wird. | Ein …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-04-30). Just Another Spring in Progress? globalresearch.ca My corner of New York's Catskill Mountains is shortly due to explode in green. Today however, it's brown, beige, russet and auburn: a wrapping of spindly trunks with naked branches cascading uphill draws my eyes to the horizon. I wait. …

Muhammad Hussein (2019-04-30). Remembering the Revelations of US Torture at Abu Ghraib. globalresearch.ca The infamous Abu Ghraib prison complex in Iraq was revealed to be the centre of an extensive network run by the US military after the coalition's invasion of the country in 2003. Abuse and torture of largely innocent civilian Iraqi …

Vladimir Kozin (2019-04-30). Para sair da guerra, é necessário sair da NATO. globalresearch.ca A Conferência Internacional dos membros de organizaàßàµes sem fins lucrativos (nà£o-governamentais), realizada em Abril deste ano, em Florenàßa, Itália, poderia permanecer fora do horizonte das personalidades políticas e governamentais, bem como dos representantes da comunicaàßà£o mediática, se nà£o fosse uma …

Zero Hedge (2019-04-30). Iran Appeals Directly to Trump: Your Advisers Dragging You into War. globalresearch.ca Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Chris Walls on Fox News Sunday that he believes President Trump's own advisers as well as Middle East allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel are "dragging the United States into a conflict" with …

Ahmed Bensaada (2019-04-30). Otto anni dopo: la ´primaverizzazione ª dell'Algeria. globalresearch.ca Una densa folla, un'atmosfera festosa, giovani nel fiore degi anni, slogan incisivi, humor sottile e corrosivo, la foto di un'affascinante ballerina in posa per la posterità [1], giovani che passeggiano per le strade dopo il corteo, altri che baciano i …

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-04-30). Death and Shame in Yemen: Saudi Coalition Airstrikes Kill as Mercenaries Rape. mintpressnews.com "To Yemenis, rape is worse than death! We swear by Allah we will take revenge on Sudanese soldiers. They will not return alive to their country." – Yemeni demonstrator in Hodeida…

Jack Rasmus (2019-04-30). The Facts Behind the Hype: US GDP 1st Quarter 2019 Analysis. counterpunch.org US GDP for the 1st quarter 2019 in its preliminary report (2 more revisions coming) registered a surprising 3.2% annual growth rate. It was forecast by all the major US bank research departments and independent macroeconomic forecasters to come in well below 2%. Some banks forecast as low as 1.1%. So why the big difference?One reason may be the problems with government data collection in the first quarter with the government shutdown that threw data collection into a turmoil. First preliminary issue of GDP stats are typically adjusted significantly in the second revision coming in future weeks. (The third revisio…

Paris Williams (2019-04-30). Will Our Domination be Our Downfall? counterpunch.org For those of us who've been paying attention to the general state of the world and human society, it's readily apparent that we as a species have sent ourselves hurtling into the depths of a global crisis that has the potential to wipe ourselves out along with many of our fellow Earthlings. So how exactly More

Patrick Cockburn (2019-04-30). ISIS Feeds Off the Chaos of War. counterpunch.org Western governments have been swift to pledge action to strike at Isis, as it becomes clear that the organisation was behind the suicide bombings that killed 253 people in Sri Lanka. A video released by Isis after the attacks shows Zahran Hashim, an Islamic preacher and alleged leader of the bombers, pledging allegiance together with More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-30). Corporate Joe: Biden Enters the Presidential Race. counterpunch.org Values, values and more values. Another dreary dish added to the smorgasbord of Democratic hopefuls for the White House. This one is a bit cured and worn, smoked by history. Biden, having performed the role of Vice President for Barack Obama and senator for Delaware, is making his third attempt to not so much gallop More

Martin Billheimer (2019-04-30). Fourth Shift Chicago. counterpunch.org "Instead of committing suicide, people go to work." — Thomas Bernhard Zigzagging from crisis to crisis, Decline Chicago-style went full south in the wake of Vietnam, the gold-grain-OPEC hit, and the free-market killing floor of the Chicago School. Boss Friedman's projects ran from the Heartland to Santiago Bay, Cortez/Mengele model economics whose legacy is murky More

Paul Street (2019-04-30). In the Time of the Orange Pig. counterpunch.org Last Friday was another reminder that the White House is held by an aspiring fascist leader. The orange-tinted brute Donald Trump held another one of those ridiculous fake "press conferences" where he yells at reporters who fight to ask the Malignant One questions television viewers can't hear over the roar of the emperor's helicopter blades. Trump used this sorry gaggle to respond to Joe Biden's campaign announcement video by offering a renewed defense of the openly fascist "blood and soil" Charlottesville Nazis, who chanted "Jews Will Not Replace" the night before one of them murdered Heather Heyer in August of…

Nicole Croft (2019-04-30). The Escalante River Should Remain Free From Grazing. counterpunch.org For the first time in 30 years, native trees dominate the Escalante River, one of the last free flowing tributaries of the Colorado River that runs through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. While a thousand people live in the Escalante River watershed, millions of visitors come here to play, recreate and enjoy this stunning ribbon of More

Nick Alexandrov (2019-04-30). Trump on the Border: More of the Same. counterpunch.org Trump's critics call him a liar, immoral, authoritarian, someone who rejects American traditions. And he is all of these but the last, his border policy makes clear. His proposed measures are not innovative in their cruelty. They both echo established practice in the border zone, and reinforce trends ingrained in U.S. history. This border policy, as spelled out this month, More

Susan Block (2019-04-30). Post-Trump Sex Disorder(s). counterpunch.org It's just one of multiple kinds of PTSD suffered by many in the Trumpocalypse. But no, "Post-Trump Sex Disorder" is not (necessarily) Trump Derangement Syndrome. In fact, not feeling it at all (ever!) might be a sign of derangement, denial or a Herculean ability to compartmentalize. And you know what happened to Hercules; the world's More

Robert Fantina (2019-04-30). Palestine and News Bias. counterpunch.org Can someone explain why Palestinian deaths at the hands of illegal Israeli settlers and IDF terrorists is not news? If a Palestinian dares to attack an Israeli, despite the fact that Palestinians, like all occupied people, have an international right to resist the occupation in whatever way possible, it is screamed across the world as More

Howard Lisnoff (2019-04-30). Mental Health in the Time of Existential Threats. counterpunch.org To prepare for a yearly physical examination, I received a questionnaire that addressed emotional health. I had read somewhere… I cannot remember where… that physicians were addressing these emotional concerns as part of an attempt to look at the whole (I can't come up with a better description here) person in assessing overall health. So, More

RT (2019-04-30). 2 killed, 4 injured in University of North Carolina shooting on last day of classes. rt.com Two people have been killed and at least four injured in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Police reportedly have one male suspect in custody.

teleSUR (2019-04-30). NZ Police Arrest Man with Suspected Explosives in Christchurch. telesurenglish.net New Zealand police announced on Tuesday that a man in the city of Christchurch, where 50 people were killed in attacks by a lone gunman on two mosques in March, was arrested after the authorities were called over threats about an explosive device". | RELATED: | San Diego Synagogue Shooter Inspired by New Zealand Shooter | According to Reuters, local police cordoned off streets in the Phillipstown area of the city on New Zealand's South Island, with a bomb disposal team, ambulance…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). US: North Carolina University Shooter Kills Two, Injures Four. telesurenglish.net An active shooter on the University of North Carolina killed two people and injured four others Tuesday, emergency management officials confirmed. | RELATED: | San Diego Synagogue Shooter Inspired by New Zealand Shooter | On the final day of classes for the semester, students received a notification from campus safety at 6 p.m. via Twitter, warning them to "run, hide, fight. Secure yourself immediately" and to "remain in a safe location." | Gunfire erupted about 5: 45 p.m. (21: 45…

Fréa Lockley (2019-04-30). In less than three minutes, Labour shows how to fix the economy. thecanary.co In less than three minutes, a new video from the Labour Party shows just how simple it is to fix the economy. | "It's just common sense": | The video shows a scenario. It positions five people against one billionaire, asking the question: [0.00]who's better for the economy. Ordinary people, or billionaires? | In this scenario, the billionaire gets a £20,000 tax break. He pockets the cheque. Meanwhile, five people "who all lost money because of cuts and austerity" get "th…

William Astore (2019-04-30). How the Pentagon Took Ownership of Con Man Donald Trump. commondreams.org President Donald Trump signed a bill authorizing $716 billion in defense spending in March of 2018. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-04-30). New Report Names Nearly 4,000 Companies Profiting Off of Private Prison Industry. commondreams.org "Today, more than half of the $80 billion spent annually on incarceration by government agencies is used to pay the thousands of vendors that serve the criminal legal system." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Emilie Prattico (2019-04-30). Billionaires Can Rebuild the Past, But Their Wealth Can't Fix The Future. thenation.com To save the environment and curb climate change, we need to transform the economy that allows for billionaires to exist in the first place.

barry_h (2019-04-30). French Police Say Grateful Dead are Terrorists. greenleft.org.au The Grateful Dead are a terrorist threat, according to French police authorities. | | In early April the San Francisco-based Internet Archive (IA) received a series of notices from the French national Internet Referral Unit, a police agency acting under a European Union law requiring internet platforms to remove alleged terrorist content within one hour upon official notification. | | The Internet Archive was established in 1996 and holds a historical web collection of over 150 billion web pages, about 240,000 movies, over 500,000 audio items (including over 70,000 live concerts), over 1,800,000 texts, 1600 e…

Brazilian Communist Party (2019-04-30). Let's build a May 1 of struggle and resistance. liberationnews.org A statement by the Brazilian Communist Party on International Workers' Day and the upcoming General Strike in Brazil.

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Argentine Court Begins Joint Process of 322 'Dirty War' Cases. telesurenglish.net A judicial marathon began in Argentina Tuesday, bringing together 322 crimes against humanity committed during the Dirty War dictatorship (1976-1983),including disappearances of pregnant women and ex-workers of the multinational Mercedes Benz. | RELATED: | Brazil Tried to Lead Operation Condor: CIA Documents | "This is a megacause, a big trial where many cases are…

plenglish (2019-04-30). Brazilian Trade Unions to Hold a Unified May Day Act. plenglish.com Brasilia, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian trade unions will hold an unprecedented unified act on May Day, with the participation of center-left political parties and civil society organizations, Rede Brasil Atual website reports on Tuesday.

Mark Gruenberg (2019-04-30). At AFL-CIO headquarters, Brazilian unionists describe dire human rights situation there. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The human rights and unionists' rights situation in Brazil, under new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, is direr than people in the U.S. realize, two top unionists and one of their consultants from the large South American republic said at a meeting at AFL-CIO headquarters here yesterday. It includes not just a crackdown on unions, but …

plenglish (2019-04-30). Brazilian Trade Unions to Hold a Unified May Day Act. plenglish.com 30 de abril de 2019, 10: 12Brasilia, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian trade unions will hold an unprecedented unified act on May Day, with the participation of center-left political parties and civil society organizations, Rede Brasil Atual website reports on Tuesday.

plenglish (2019-04-30). Bolivia Seizes 540 Kilograms of Cocaine During Two Operations. plenglish.com La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Special Force to Combat Drug Trafficking (Felcn) in Bolivia has seized 540 kilograms of cocaine base paste and hydrochloride from a truck and minibus arriving in Cochabamba to travel to Brazil.

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Won't Accept Chaos: Sudanese Army Threatens Protesters. telesurenglish.net Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council said Tuesday the army would not accept unrest in the country amidst continuous sit-in outside army headquarters in demand of a civil government. | RELATED: | Sudan's Military, Opposition Reach Agreement On Ruling Council | "We will not accept chaos. We will deal with it firmly in accordance with the law," Moham…

Ernesto Huerta (2019-04-30). Long Beach, CA rally stands against far right. liberationnews.org "We have the power, as people, to stop racists from organizing and having a platform."

Staff (2019-04-30). Spain's Center-Left Wins Without Majority, Rules out Coalition With Podemos for Now. therealnews.com Spain's centre-left Socialist Party won significantly in Sunday's election, but forming a government on its own is out of reach. Far-right Vox party enters parliament for first time. Prof. Sebastiaan Faber analyzes the result…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Estonian Far-Right Minister Leaves After One Day in Office. telesurenglish.net Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid said Tuesday she had relieved a minister of the far-right party EKRE of his duties, just a day after the new government was sworn in. | RELATED: | European Workers March to Stop the Advance of Far-Right Parties | The move came after police said they were investigating Kuusik following an Ekspress Group news report linking him to gender violence of which he has denied any wrongdoing. | "In addition to a horrible media attack against me the…

RT (2019-04-30). Sex-scandal hoaxer Jacob Wohl accused of trying to smear presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. rt.com Jacob Wohl, who became notorious after his attempt to set up special counsel Robert Mueller on fake rape charges imploded, has been accused of targeting Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg with a similar stunt.

2019-04-30: Social Media Postees

US Government, Corporate Media Join Forces in Neoliberal War Against Venezuela
Michael Hughes | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-30
President Donald Trump and the likes of the New York Times might seem like strange bedfellows but they have found common cause in seeking regime change in Venezuela, a country that poses no threat to the United States but sits on the world's largest proven oil reserves. Trump administration sanctions have already killed tens of …
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Angela Davis: I Would Like to Accept Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Award After BDS Controversy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-30
In February, Angela Davis returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. She originally planned the visit to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, but the institute withdrew the award in January, soon after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring Davis due to her support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting the Israeli government and Israeli institutions. Facing swift and widespread outcry, the institute then reversed its decision and reinstated the award. While Angela Davis…
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A Military Uprising is Unfolding in Venezuela
Venezuelanalysis | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-30
A military coup attempt is underway in Venezuela on Tuesday, April 30, with imprisoned right wing leader Leopoldo Lopez, and self-proclaimed "Interim President" Juan Guaido and some members of the armed forces blocking a highway in Caracas and calling on the military to rise up. | According to reports, a group from Venezuela's Sebin intelligence service freed Leopoldo Lopez from house arrest early Tuesday morning. Lopez then joined Guaido and a handful of members from different branches of the armed forces in the Altamira highway in eastern Caracas close to La Carlota airbase. Lopez and Guaido published videos on…
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Activists and World Leaders Reject US-Backed Coup in Venezuela
Emma Fiala | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-30
Leaders throughout Latin America and the world have rejected Tuesday's coup attempt against Nicolas Maduro. A military uprising began Tuesday morning after a speech by opposition leader Juan Guaido. With full support of the United States and its allies, Guaido illegally proclaimed himself "interim president" in January. | In a tweet, Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned the attempted coup on Tuesday stating, "We strongly condemn the attempted coup d'état on #Venezuela the part of the right which is submissive to foreign interests. Sure that the courageous Bolivarian revolution at the head of the brother @Nico…
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Activists and World Leaders Reject US-Backed Coup in Venezuela
Emma Fiala | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-30
Leaders throughout Latin America and the world have rejected Tuesday's coup attempt against Nicolas Maduro. A military uprising began Tuesday morning after a speech by opposition leader Juan Guaido. With full support of the United States and its allies, Guaido illegally proclaimed himself "interim president" in January. | In a tweet, Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned the attempted coup on Tuesday stating, "We strongly condemn the attempted coup d'état on #Venezuela the part of the right which is submissive to foreign interests. Sure that the courageous Bolivarian revolution at the head of the brother @Nico…
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Live Updates: Venezuelan Govt Says Guaido Coup Failed
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
Juan Guaido, the opposition lawmaker who illegally proclaimed himself "interim president" of Venezuela Tuesday morning made a call on social media asking the military and people to begin an uprising against the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Guaido Takes Credit for Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Venezuela | Senior government officials have rejected the attempted coup and called on the country's population to do the same and march towards the Mira…
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International Community, World Leaders Reject Coup in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
Leaders in Latin America and the world rejected Tuesday the coup against the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro which was launched by opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido, who illegally self-proclaimed himself "interim president" in January with the support of the United States and its regional right-wing allies. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Defense Minister Rejects Guaido's Calls For Coup | Early Tuesday morning, Bolivian President Evo Morales tweeted, "We strongly condemn the coup att…
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Live Updates: Venezuelan Soldiers Tricked Into Supporting Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
Juan Guaido, the opposition lawmaker who illegally self-proclaimed "interim president" of Venezuela, Tuesday morning made a call on social media asking the military and people to begin an uprising against the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Guaido Takes Credit for Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Venezuela | Senior government officials have rejected the attempted coup and called on the country's population to do the same and march towards the Mirafl…
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Mike Pence Confirms U.S. Support for Venezuelan Coup Effort
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-30
Vice President Mike Pence confirmed Tuesday that the Trump administration is firmly on the side of the coup plotters in Venezuela as violent clashes between the elected government and opposition forces led by Juan Guaido quickly escalated. | "To Juan Guaido, the National Assembly, and all the freedom-loving people of Venezuela who are taking to the streets today in Operacion Libertad–Estamos con ustedes! We are with you!" Pence tweeted. "America will stand with you until freedom and democracy are restored. Va…
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Activists at Venezuela Embassy in US Brace for Possible Raid
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
As the attempted coup in Venezuela's capital slowly fades away, tensions were still high at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington D.C. Tuesday as activists defending the premises with Venezuela's authorization have reported United States Secret Service surrounding and photographing the building, while a small group of opposition protesters gathers outside. | RELATED: | International Community, World Leaders Reject US-backed Coup in Venezuela | "Activists are risking ar…
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Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez Seeks Refuge in Chile Embassy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
Leopoldo Lopez requested protection this Tuesday afternoon as a guest at the Chilean embassy in Caracas, Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero confirmed through his Twitter account. | "Lilian Tintori and her daughter entered as guests to the residence of our diplomatic mission in Caracas. A few minutes ago his spouse, Leopoldo López, who stayed with his family in that place, joined him. Chile reaffirms commitment to Venezuelan Democrats," Ampuero said in a tweet.
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Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez Is in Spain's Embassy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
UPDATE: | Chile's Foreign Affairs Minister, Roberto Ampuero, tweeted that opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and his family are now moving to the Spanish Embassy. | "I want to update the information: Lilian Tintori and Leopoldo Lopez -of Spanish descent- moved to the embassy of Spain. It is a personal decision, considering that our embassy already had guests." | Quiero actualizar información: Lilian Tintori y Leopoldo López -de ascendencia española- se trasladaron a embajada de España. Se trata de una decisión personal, considerando que nuestra embajada ya tenía huéspedes. — Roberto Ampuero (@robertoampu…
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Biden and Democrats Support Trump's Coup Attempt in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
The thin line between the Democratic establishment and the Republicans was once again crossed today, as many highly influential Demoracts showed their public support for the illegal Trump-backed coup attempt in Venezuela, following close to their political rivals remarks. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | Early in the morning as the situation unfolded in the capital city of Caracas, Trump, Rubio, Bolton, Abrams, Pompeo in blatant violation of law…
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Fire up the plane! Pompeo tells Maduro to flee Venezuela via CNN
rt.com | 2019-04-30
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was ready to fly away to Cuba and leave Caracas to the US-backed opposition leader, but Russia talked him out of it, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed in interviews. | …
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Mike Pence Confirms: 'We Are With' Coup Plotters in Venezuela
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
The Vice President's affirmation of U.S. support was echoed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Blackwater Founder Calls For 5,000 Mercenaries to Topple Maduro
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-30
As if the past months of US push for regime change in Venezuela with officials like Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra conviction infamy at the helm wasn't bizarre enough, things just got weirder, as Erik Prince has apparently been pitching a plan around Washington to privatize US coup efforts using his latest Blackwater inspired mercenary empire. | According to Reuters, Prince — the brother of billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who has over the past years since selling his mired-in-controversy Blackwater group (now Academi) revived his mercenary empire in China in the form of Frontier Services Group (F…
mintpressnews.com/blackwater-eri…

'The Moment Is Now': Clashes Erupt After US-Backed Guaido Calls for Military Uprising in Venezuela
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
Elected government of President Nicolas Maduro vows to end coup attempt orchestrated by "traitors" supported by Trump administration | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Zero Percent of Elite Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela
Teddy Ostrow | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
Featured image: New York Times cartoon by Patrick Chappatte (1/31/19) featuring Nicol√°s Maduro and Juan Guaid√≥. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Venezuelan Gov't Denies Takeover of La Carlota Air Base as part of Coup Attempt
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
President of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela Diosdado Cabello denied the capture of La Carlota Air Base after a small group of soldiers revolted to promote a coup d'état with the far right against the government of Nicolas Maduro. | "No military installation has been violated in the country, they are on the street in the Altamira Distributor and we are directing operations from La Carlota Air Base," he explained. | Likewise, the national government has called on the Venezuelan people to move to the Miraflores presidential palace to reject the coup attempt. | Early this Tuesday Vice President o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuel…

Cuban Government Rejects Coup Movement in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
30 de abril de 2019, 10: 08Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has rejected on Tuesday the coup attempt in Venezuela, where the opponents of the people and President Nicolas Maduro are trying to create violence in that South American nation.
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Cuban Government Rejects Coup Movement in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has rejected on Tuesday the coup attempt in Venezuela, where the opponents of the people and President Nicolas Maduro are trying to create violence in that South American nation.
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Venezuelan Army Ratifies Loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Communication Minister Jorge Rodriguez ratified Monday that Venezuelan military units remain loyal to President Nicolas Maduro in the face of new coup attempts.
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Internet Restrictions Reported as Venezuela Crisis Intensifies
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-30
CARACAS, Venezuela–The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): | 12: 25 p.m. | A group that monitors internet censorship says Venezuela's state run internet provider has been restricting access to YouTube and Google services following the opposition leader's call for the military to revolt against President Nicolás Maduro. | The non-governmental NetBlocks group says access to the services remains intermittently available since the restrictions don't appear to be completely effective. | It says Twitter, Facebook and several other services were briefly restricted earlier, although core i…
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Eyewitness Venezuela: No coup, people defend President Maduro
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-30
Reporting by the FRSO delegation in Caracas | The following report is from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization delegation in Venezuela. | Caracas, Venezuela — There is excitement, April 30, in the streets as tens of thousands stream towards Miraflores Palace where President Maduro leads Venezuela. While rumors of an attempted coup are broadcast on the news, special police and Venezuelan military are mobilized at key crossroads and strategic buildings. The mood is serious, but calm as the mobilization to defend President Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution grows | Early morning, we woke to hear a lone w…
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With U.S. Support, Venezuelan Opposition Launch a Coup in Latest Attempt to Oust Maduro
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-30
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó says a coup is underway in Caracas. Guaidó appeared this morning, in a video posted online, standing among heavily armed soldiers, proclaiming he is "starting the final phase of Operation Liberty." He appeared alongside formerly jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López, who said he'd been freed from house arrest by military officers loyal to the opposition. Venezuela's defense minister said the government of Nicolás Maduro remains in control and that military units reported "normality" at barracks and bases across Venezuela. We speak to attorney Eva Golinger, who who served…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/30/w…

Venezuelan Gov't Denies Takeover of La Carlota Air Base as part of Coup Attempt
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
President of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela Diosdado Cabello denied the capture of La Carlota Air Base after a small group of soldiers revolted to promote a coup d'état with the far right against the government of Nicolas Maduro. | "No military installation has been violated in the country, they are on the street in the Altamira Distributor and we are directing operations from La Carlota Air Base," he explained. | Likewise, the national government has called on the Venezuelan people to move to the Miraflores presidential palace to reject the coup attempt. | Early this Tuesday Vice President o…
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Venezuelan Coup Attempt Sputters as Majority of Military Remain Loyal to Maduro
Nick Rehwaldt | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-30
The Venezuelan opposition will not be able to achieve success on its own. Instead leaders of the opposition will try to pull larger world powers like the U.S. and NATO into the conflict so that they can topple the Maduro regime.
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Maduro Calls for Biggest Mobilization against Failed Coup
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, called Tuesday for the biggest mobilization against the attempted coup d"etat organized since this morning by opposition leaders.
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Breaking: President Maduro Speaks to the Nation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stated that the La Carlota Military Base was never taken, but that a group of rebellious soldiers concentrated in the Altamira highway. In this regard, he highlighted the loyalty of the Bolivarian National Armed Force in neutralizing the attempted coup. | He went on to say that the government has faced attempted coups as never before in history because of the extreme right's desire to "impose an illegitimate government and subject the country to a neocolonial model." "Today was a contrast of peace and violence in Venezuela, a coup d'état, delivered to foreign interests and t…
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Bolivia Condemns Failed Coup d'Etat in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia President Evo Morales on Tuesday condemned the attempted coup d'etat in Venezuela, orchestrated by local and foreign rightwing, to destabilize that country and against the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro.
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Bolton calls for 'regime change' in Venezuela soon
rt.com | 2019-04-30
US national security advisor John Bolton has called for "change of the regime" in Caracas, and accused Cuba of controlling the current government of Venezuela, while backing an opposition politician's attempt at armed coup. | …
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Bolton calls for 'regime change' in Venezuela soon
rt.com | 2019-04-30
US national security advisor John Bolton has called for "change of the regime" in Caracas, and accused Cuba of controlling the current government of Venezuela, while backing an opposition politician's attempt at armed coup. | …
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Putin Analyzes Events in Venezuela with his Security Council
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Moscow, April 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin analyzed the situation in Venezuela during a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said on Tuesday.
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Bolivian Foreign Ministry Condemns Attempted Coup in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's Foreign Ministry reiterated Tuesday its condemnation of an attempted coup d'etat in Venezuela, orchestrated by the local and foreign right.
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US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
International law seems to matter little to the United States (U.S.) government as they once again have publicly expressed support for a coup attempt against the constitutional and democratically elected government of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Gov't Denies Takeover of La Carlota Air Base as part of Coup Attempt | One of the first to ratify his support for the destabilizing attempt was U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who as news of an attempted coup reached t…
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Venezuelan Government Defuses Attempt to Provoke Coup d'Etat
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, revealed Tuesday that forces of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) confronted a small group of soldiers attempting to perpetrate a coup de ¥etat.
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Venezuela Denounces Colombia's Participation in Coup Actions
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced on Tuesday the Colombian government"s support and financing of conspiracies against democracy in Venezuela.
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U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela moves into "final phase"
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-30
In an all-or-nothing gamble, the Trump administration's man in Caracas, opposition leader Juan Guaído, has opened what he's calling the "final phase" of the effort to overthrow the elected government of Venezuela. Appearing in a video flanked by a few dozen heavily armed troops outside La Carlota air base in the capital city before sunrise …
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US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
International law seems to matter little to the United States (U.S.) government as they once again have publicly expressed support for a coup attempt against the constitutional and democratically elected government of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Gov't Denies Takeover of La Carlota Air Base as part of Coup Attempt | One of the first to ratify his support for the destabilizing attempt was U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who as news of an attempted coup reached t…
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Venezuelan Government Defuses Attempt to Provoke Coup d'Etat
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
30 de abril de 2019, 08: 51Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, revealed Tuesday that forces of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) confronted a small group of soldiers attempting to perpetrate a coup de ¥etat.
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Venezuela Denounces Coup Actions to the International Community
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced Tuesday to the international community the support of the Colombian and U.S. governments for the new coup attempt.
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Venezuela Denounces Colombia's Participation in Coup Actions
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
30 de abril de 2019, 10: 11Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced on Tuesday the Colombian government"s support and financing of conspiracies against democracy in Venezuela.
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Venezuela Activates Plan against Irregular Groups in Tachira
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The political protector of the Venezuelan State in Tachira, Freddy Bernal, on Tuesday announced the implementation of a plan to neutralize and dismantle active criminal groups on the border with Colombia.
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FRSO Venezuela delegation meets with Minister of Communes
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-30
Caracas, Venezuela – The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) delegation in Venezuela met the Minister of Communes Blanca Eckhout, after her triumphant speech about building 2.6 million new homes. Eckhout quoted Hugo Chavez, saying, "Our new society cannot be capitalist because capitalism is designed to destroy our homeland, our society and our people." | The FRSO delegation is meeting with communists, progressive political figures and members of Venezuela's government.
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Venezuela: military uprising in Caracas (in development)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-30
A military uprising is unfolding in Venezuela after a handful of the police and armed forces freed Leopoldo Lopez and blocked a highway in Caracas. | Source…
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Lopez Obrador Ratifies Mexico's Position on Venezuelan Events
plenglish.com | 2019-04-30
Mexico, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has reaffirmed Tuesday his government"s position on Venezuela is still unchanged.
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Pompeo's talk of 'Russian meddling' is not about democracy, but about power
rt.com | 2019-04-30
The 'Russian meddling' conspiracy theory was hatched by Democrats in 2016 as a way to defeat Donald Trump. Now the Trump administration is invoking it to justify massive military spending, spying, coups and censorship. | …
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Pompeo's talk of 'Russian meddling' is not about democracy, but about power
rt.com | 2019-04-30
The 'Russian meddling' conspiracy theory was hatched by Democrats in 2016 as a way to defeat Donald Trump. Now the Trump administration is invoking it to justify massive military spending, spying, coups and censorship. | …
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Another Bad Idea Brought to You by the Koch Brothers
Larry Willis | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
"Let's not let a couple of greedy multi-billionaires further enrich themselves by pitting Americans against one another," writes Willis. "Instead, let's do the right thing. Let's fund all of our surface transportation infrastructure at the levels they deserve." (Photo: Cyrus McCrimmon/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Demographic Crisis: Russia to Facilitate the Granting of Russian Citizenship to Ukrainians
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
President Putin's proposal to make it easier for all Ukrainians to receive Russian citizenship represents a bold effort to court his country's civilizationally similar neighbors as "replacement migrants" and will lead to a competition with Russia's historical rival Poland for …
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Ilhan Omar Responds to Meghan McCain's New Attack Against Her
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
U.S Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has responded to Meghan McCain's recent attack in which the conservative commentator criticized the congresswoman's rhetoric. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Was Right on 'Black Hawk Down' Events in Somalia Despite Right-wing Media's Lies | On Sunday McCain told her fellow castmates on ABC's "The View" that Rep. Omar's previous comments needed to be discussed in light of the recent shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. | "I…
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Angela Davis & Barbara Ransby: We Stand with Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Courageous, Bold Black Woman
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-30
Two of the founders of Black Lives Matter, as well as professor Angela Davis and scores of other black women, are holding a rally today on Capitol Hill to defend Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and to urge Congress to censure President Trump for his attacks on her. Omar made history earlier this year when she and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan became the first Muslim women in Congress. She is also the first member of Congress to wear a hijab. Omar, who was born in Somalia and came to the United States as a refugee, has been at the center of numerous right-wing attacks since taking office. Omar recently said deat…
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Tulsi Gabbard takes on her own party over 'endless war' in mysteriously-deleted viral campaign clip
rt.com | 2019-04-30
There's no point in knocking Trump out of the White House if a Democratic president has only more endless war to offer, Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard has declared in a deleted, then reposted campaign tweet. | …
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Corporate Media's Open Hostility to Medicare-for-All
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-30
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is heating up, and healthcare is a key issue up for debate. A number of high-profile candidates, including Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren, have endorsed a Medicare for All solution to America's healthcare problem. However, the idea is most closely associated with Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has made it a central platform of his election bid. | The United States spends around twice as much on healthcare as oth…
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Tuesday's Daily Brief: Jazz Day, the importance of breastfeeding, and updates from Libya, Iran and Mozambique
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-30
This Tuesday, we cover: the cost of almost one month of fighting in Libya's capital; humanitarian responses in Iran and Mozambique following devastating storms and rains; how breastfeeding can prevent obesity in children; and a very jazzy celebration…
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Libya: UN mobilized to support thousands uprooted by Tripoli clashes, renews call for humanitarian truce
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-30
Since fighting broke out on the edge of Libya's capital, Tripoli, earlier this month, over 42,000 people have been displaced and thousands are believed trapped in the city's southern outskirts. As UN humanitarian teams work around the clock to provide life-saving assistance, human rights chief Michelle Bachelet stressed on Tuesday the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire, and humanitarian corridor for civilians.
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Humpty Dumpty Has Had a Great Fall. Reckless US Foreign Policy. Preemptive Nuclear War against Russia and China
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
While the crazed and corrupt people who comprise the Democratic Party and US print and TV media continue to insist that Russiagate is real, a very real threat is emerging in Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. The threat arises …
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South Korean auto manufacturers stepping up assault on wages, working conditions
wsws.org | 2019-04-30
South Korea's labor unions have worked to ensure workers remain isolated as wages and benefits are slashed throughout the industry.
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Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War
Janelle Velina | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
July 3, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of when the United States' first military assault against Afghanistan with the CIA-backed Mujahideen began. It would be a mistake to treat the present-day conflict as being separate from the U.S. intervention that …
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Climate Disruption Is Not Due to CO2
Prof. Claudia von Werlhof | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Professor Claudia von Werlhof wrote to Greta Thunberg. In this letter Von Werlhof tells that the disruption of the global climate is not due to CO2. | Following questions arose from this letter for Silvia Terribili, who asked von …
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Doubts at America's National Security Agency (NSA): Shelving a Mass Surveillance Program?
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Earlier this year, Luke Murry, national security adviser for Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, revealed that the National Security Agency had been averse over the last six months to using the phone surveillance program that hoovers information from …
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Iran Appeals Directly to Trump: Your Advisers Dragging You into War
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Chris Walls on Fox News Sunday that he believes President Trump's own advisers as well as Middle East allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel are "dragging the United States into a conflict" with …
globalresearch.ca/iran-appeals-d…

The Apparent Surge in America's Rate of Economic Growth (GDP): The Facts Behind the Hype
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Last week's US GDP for the 1st quarter 2019 preliminary report (2 more revisions coming) registered a surprising 3.2% annual growth rate. It was forecast by all the major US bank research departments and independent macroeconomic forecasters to come in …
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Remembering the Revelations of US Torture at Abu Ghraib
Muhammad Hussein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
The infamous Abu Ghraib prison complex in Iraq was revealed to be the centre of an extensive network run by the US military after the coalition's invasion of the country in 2003. Abuse and torture of largely innocent civilian Iraqi …
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Para sair da guerra, é necessário sair da NATO
Vladimir Kozin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
A Conferência Internacional dos membros de organizaàßàµes sem fins lucrativos (nà£o-governamentais), realizada em Abril deste ano, em Florenàßa, Itália, poderia permanecer fora do horizonte das personalidades políticas e governamentais, bem como dos representantes da comunicaàßà£o mediática, se nà£o fosse uma …
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Otto anni dopo: la ´primaverizzazione ª dell'Algeria
Ahmed Bensaada | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Una densa folla, un'atmosfera festosa, giovani nel fiore degi anni, slogan incisivi, humor sottile e corrosivo, la foto di un'affascinante ballerina in posa per la posterità [1], giovani che passeggiano per le strade dopo il corteo, altri che baciano i | …
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Remembering the Revelations of US Torture at Abu Ghraib
Muhammad Hussein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
The infamous Abu Ghraib prison complex in Iraq was revealed to be the centre of an extensive network run by the US military after the coalition's invasion of the country in 2003. Abuse and torture of largely innocent civilian Iraqi …
globalresearch.ca/remembering-re…

Operazione conquista delle menti
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Circa 5.000 bambini e ragazzi di 212 classi hanno partecipato, ieri a Pisa, alla ´Giornata della Solidarietà ª in ricordo del maggiore Nicola Ciardelli della Brigata Folgore, rimasto ucciso il 27 aprile 2006 in un ´terribile attentato ª a Nassirya, durante la …
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US and NATO Attack Afghanistan and Iraq
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
The Following text is Section 5 of | The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War, : | by the Italian Committee No War No NATO | * | Documentation presented at the International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, Florence, April 7, …
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Blame Palestinians for Gaza
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
If you have read a recent New York Times op-ed entitled "Care about Gaza? Blame Hamas" written by none other than the White House "special representative for international negotiations" Jason Greenblatt you would understand that the misery being experienced by …
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Video: Haftar Forces Launch Push to Encircle Tripoli
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
The new battle for Tripoli entered its fourth week. Since April 4, when Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar officially announced its Operation Flood of Dignity, the Libyan National Army (LNA) has reached Ayn Zara, but has not been able to capture …
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Erklà§rung Von Florenz. Fàºr Eine Internationale Nato-Austritts-Front
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Die Gefahr eines gewaltigen Krieges, der durch den Einsatz von Atomwaffen das Ende der Menschheit bedeuten kà∂nnte, ist real und wà§chst, auch wenn sie von der àñffentlichkeit, die in Unkenntnis àºber diese unmittelbare Gefahr gehalten wird, nicht wahrgenommen wird. | Ein …
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Video: Haftar Forces Launch Push to Encircle Tripoli
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
The new battle for Tripoli entered its fourth week. Since April 4, when Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar officially announced its Operation Flood of Dignity, the Libyan National Army (LNA) has reached Ayn Zara, but has not been able to capture …
globalresearch.ca/haftar-forces-…

Just Another Spring in Progress?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
My corner of New York's Catskill Mountains is shortly due to explode in green. Today however, it's brown, beige, russet and auburn: a wrapping of spindly trunks with naked branches cascading uphill draws my eyes to the horizon. I wait. …
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Per uscire dalla guerra, bisogna uscire dalla NATO
Vladimir Kozin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
La conferenza internazionale di membri di organizzazioni senza scopo di lucro (non governative) tenutasi nell'aprile di quest'anno a Firenze, in Italia, potrebbe rimanere al di fuori dal orizzonte di personalità politiche e governative, nonché dei rappresentanti dei media, se non …
globalresearch.ca/per-uscire-dal…

Iran Appeals Directly to Trump: Your Advisers Dragging You into War
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Chris Walls on Fox News Sunday that he believes President Trump's own advisers as well as Middle East allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel are "dragging the United States into a conflict" with …
globalresearch.ca/iran-appeals-d…

Just Another Spring in Progress?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
My corner of New York's Catskill Mountains is shortly due to explode in green. Today however, it's brown, beige, russet and auburn: a wrapping of spindly trunks with naked branches cascading uphill draws my eyes to the horizon. I wait. …
globalresearch.ca/just-another-s…

"Self-destruction": Palestinians in East Jerusalem Forced to Demolish Own Homes
B'Tselem | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
The year 2019 has seen a significant increase in the number of Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem who have had to demolish their own home, or part of it, after having built it without a permit. The residents elect this …
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Operaàßà£o Aliciaàßà£o das Mentes
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Cerca de 5.000 crianàßas e 212 adolescentes participaram, ontem em Pisa, no "Dia da Solidariedade" em memória do Major Nicola Ciardelli, da Brigada Folgore, que foi morto em 27 de Abril de 2006, num "terrível atentado" em Nassirya, durante a …
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Death and Shame in Yemen: Saudi Coalition Airstrikes Kill as Mercenaries Rape
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-30
"To Yemenis, rape is worse than death! We swear by Allah we will take revenge on Sudanese soldiers. They will not return alive to their country." – Yemeni demonstrator in Hodeida…
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ISIS Feeds Off the Chaos of War
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
Western governments have been swift to pledge action to strike at Isis, as it becomes clear that the organisation was behind the suicide bombings that killed 253 people in Sri Lanka. A video released by Isis after the attacks shows Zahran Hashim, an Islamic preacher and alleged leader of the bombers, pledging allegiance together with…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/30/isis…

Palestine and News Bias
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
Can someone explain why Palestinian deaths at the hands of illegal Israeli settlers and IDF terrorists is not news? If a Palestinian dares to attack an Israeli, despite the fact that Palestinians, like all occupied people, have an international right to resist the occupation in whatever way possible, it is screamed across the world as…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/30/pale…

The Escalante River Should Remain Free From Grazing
Nicole Croft | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
For the first time in 30 years, native trees dominate the Escalante River, one of the last free flowing tributaries of the Colorado River that runs through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. While a thousand people live in the Escalante River watershed, millions of visitors come here to play, recreate and enjoy this stunning ribbon of…
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Trump on the Border: More of the Same
Nick Alexandrov | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
Trump's critics call him a liar, immoral, authoritarian, someone who rejects American traditions. And he is all of these but the last, his border policy makes clear. His proposed measures are not innovative in their cruelty. They both echo established practice in the border zone, and reinforce trends ingrained in U.S. history. This border policy, as spelled out this month,…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/30/trum…

Post-Trump Sex Disorder(s)
Susan Block | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
It's just one of multiple kinds of PTSD suffered by many in the Trumpocalypse. But no, "Post-Trump Sex Disorder" is not (necessarily) Trump Derangement Syndrome. In fact, not feeling it at all (ever!) might be a sign of derangement, denial or a Herculean ability to compartmentalize. And you know what happened to Hercules; the world's…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/30/post…

Corporate Joe: Biden Enters the Presidential Race
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
Values, values and more values. Another dreary dish added to the smorgasbord of Democratic hopefuls for the White House. This one is a bit cured and worn, smoked by history. Biden, having performed the role of Vice President for Barack Obama and senator for Delaware, is making his third attempt to not so much gallop…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/30/corp…

Will Our Domination be Our Downfall?
Paris Williams | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
For those of us who've been paying attention to the general state of the world and human society, it's readily apparent that we as a species have sent ourselves hurtling into the depths of a global crisis that has the potential to wipe ourselves out along with many of our fellow Earthlings. So how exactly…
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In the Time of the Orange Pig
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
Last Friday was another reminder that the White House is held by an aspiring fascist leader. The orange-tinted brute Donald Trump held another one of those ridiculous fake "press conferences" where he yells at reporters who fight to ask the Malignant One questions television viewers can't hear over the roar of the emperor's helicopter blades. Trump used this sorry gaggle to respond to Joe Biden's campaign announcement video by offering a renewed defense of the openly fascist "blood and soil" Charlottesville Nazis, who chanted "Jews Will Not Replace" the night before one of them murdered Heather Heyer in August of…
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John Singleton Shares What Inspired Him to Make 'Boyz n the Hood'
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
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The Facts Behind the Hype: US GDP 1st Quarter 2019 Analysis
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
US GDP for the 1st quarter 2019 in its preliminary report (2 more revisions coming) registered a surprising 3.2% annual growth rate. It was forecast by all the major US bank research departments and independent macroeconomic forecasters to come in well below 2%. Some banks forecast as low as 1.1%. So why the big difference?One reason may be the problems with government data collection in the first quarter with the government shutdown that threw data collection into a turmoil. First preliminary issue of GDP stats are typically adjusted significantly in the second revision coming in future weeks. (The third revisio…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/30/the-…

Fourth Shift Chicago
Martin Billheimer | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
"Instead of committing suicide, people go to work." — Thomas Bernhard Zigzagging from crisis to crisis, Decline Chicago-style went full south in the wake of Vietnam, the gold-grain-OPEC hit, and the free-market killing floor of the Chicago School. Boss Friedman's projects ran from the Heartland to Santiago Bay, Cortez/Mengele model economics whose legacy is murky…
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Mental Health in the Time of Existential Threats
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
To prepare for a yearly physical examination, I received a questionnaire that addressed emotional health. I had read somewhere… I cannot remember where… that physicians were addressing these emotional concerns as part of an attempt to look at the whole (I can't come up with a better description here) person in assessing overall health. So,…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/30/ment…

ISIS Feeds Off the Chaos of War
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
Western governments have been swift to pledge action to strike at Isis, as it becomes clear that the organisation was behind the suicide bombings that killed 253 people in Sri Lanka. A video released by Isis after the attacks shows Zahran Hashim, an Islamic preacher and alleged leader of the bombers, pledging allegiance together with…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/30/isis…

Trump on the Border: More of the Same
Nick Alexandrov | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
Trump's critics call him a liar, immoral, authoritarian, someone who rejects American traditions. And he is all of these but the last, his border policy makes clear. His proposed measures are not innovative in their cruelty. They both echo established practice in the border zone, and reinforce trends ingrained in U.S. history. This border policy, as spelled out this month,…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/30/trum…

Fourth Shift Chicago
Martin Billheimer | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
"Instead of committing suicide, people go to work." — Thomas Bernhard Zigzagging from crisis to crisis, Decline Chicago-style went full south in the wake of Vietnam, the gold-grain-OPEC hit, and the free-market killing floor of the Chicago School. Boss Friedman's projects ran from the Heartland to Santiago Bay, Cortez/Mengele model economics whose legacy is murky…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/30/four…

Mental Health in the Time of Existential Threats
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
To prepare for a yearly physical examination, I received a questionnaire that addressed emotional health. I had read somewhere… I cannot remember where… that physicians were addressing these emotional concerns as part of an attempt to look at the whole (I can't come up with a better description here) person in assessing overall health. So,…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/30/ment…

2 killed, 4 injured in University of North Carolina shooting on last day of classes
rt.com | 2019-04-30
Two people have been killed and at least four injured in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Police reportedly have one male suspect in custody. | …
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US: North Carolina University Shooter Kills Two, Injures Four
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
An active shooter on the University of North Carolina killed two people and injured four others Tuesday, emergency management officials confirmed. | RELATED: | San Diego Synagogue Shooter Inspired by New Zealand Shooter | On the final day of classes for the semester, students received a notification from campus safety at 6 p.m. via Twitter, warning them to "run, hide, fight. Secure yourself immediately" and to "remain in a safe location." | Gunfire erupted about 5: 45 p.m. (21: 45…
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NZ Police Arrest Man with Suspected Explosives in Christchurch
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
New Zealand police announced on Tuesday that a man in the city of Christchurch, where 50 people were killed in attacks by a lone gunman on two mosques in March, was arrested after the authorities were called over threats about an explosive device". | RELATED: | San Diego Synagogue Shooter Inspired by New Zealand Shooter | According to Reuters, local police cordoned off streets in the Phillipstown area of the city on New Zealand's South Island, with a bomb disposal team, ambulance…
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NZ Police Arrest Man with Suspected Explosives in Christchurch
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
New Zealand police announced on Tuesday that a man in the city of Christchurch, where 50 people were killed in attacks by a lone gunman on two mosques in March, was arrested after the authorities were called over threats about an explosive device". | RELATED: | San Diego Synagogue Shooter Inspired by New Zealand Shooter | According to Reuters, local police cordoned off streets in the Phillipstown area of the city on New Zealand's South Island, with a bomb disposal team, ambulance…
telesurenglish.net/news/NZ-Polic…