Daily Archives: April 1, 2019

2019-04-01: News Headlines

Robert Fisk (2019-04-01). Why Does the US Continue to Grovel to Israel? counterpunch.org Is there any other country on Earth with which America would dare collude on such a scale? Forget the "special relationship" with the crackpots in Britain, or the New World coming to the rescue of the Old World in the Second World War. There's only one special relationship that matters right now — and we all know what that is. Having given its blessing to all Jerusalem as Israeli property and having now handed Golan to Israel as a possession — for "to annex" means "to take possession", does it not? — Donald Trump has undermined the entire foundation of "land for peace" enshrined in Security Coun…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-04-01). Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes. globalresearch.ca On the eve of the first anniversary of the "Great March of Return" at the Gaza border, lawyers and jurists around the world are calling on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute Israeli crimes …

Philip Giraldi (2019-04-01). Israeli Accountability Begins Now. globalresearch.ca Recently returning to the U.S. on a flight from Venice, too-bored-to-read syndrome drove me to watch a movie. I chose "Bohemian Rhapsody," which recently won an Academy Award for lead actor Rami Malek, who truly did turn in a memorable …

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-04-01). Fighting in the Forever Wars Turned Me Into a Progressive. truthdig.com At the end of my military career, I now know my deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan are what kept me from becoming a full-blown neocon.

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco — Nancy Scheper-Hughes (2019-04-01). America's Dirty War on Immigrant Children. counterpunch.org "These aren't people. These are animals" — Donald Trump, May 17, 2018 President Trump is right about one thing: there is an emergency; indeed we would call it a humanitarian catastrophe at the U.S. Southern Border.[1] It is also a demographic, political and moral catastrophe However, the chaotic 'solutions' devised by former Attorney General Sessions and More

Daniel Falcone (2019-04-01). Bombing Gaza as a Campaign Slogan. counterpunch.org On March 25, 2019 while the major media fixated on Trump and his potential indictments in regards to Russia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing his own political opponents, an upcoming election and five potential indictments back home, stood with President Trump in Washington, DC. Trump signed an executive order that recognized Israel's sovereignty over the More

Geoff Beckman (2019-04-01). Why Nobody in the Future Will Think Obama Was Wonderful. counterpunch.org Obama prevented a depression? Great. His inaction—and mania about deficits established a recession that has lasted a decade—with permanent reductions in salary and wealth for the middle class. George W. Bush passed tax cuts for the wealthy; Barack Obama made them permanent. He demagoged against the tax rates Bill Clinton had put into place as vehemently as Ronald Reagan savaged the 90% tax bracket. More

STAFF (2019-04-01). How Big Tech Has Helped Big Oil Automate the Climate Crisis. therealnews.com Companies such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have triumphantly announced themselves as petroleum production partners, Gizmodo reporter Brian Merchant has documented in a recent report…

Paul Haeder (2019-04-01). Call of Duty: Resisting War in Venezuela. dissidentvoice.org Every war is a war against children. — Egalntyne Jebb, founder Save the Children a century ago. Responding to the British post-war blockade of Germany and Eastern Europe, Jebb participated in a group attempting to deliver food and medical supplies to children who were starving. In London's Trafalgar Square, she distributed a leaflet showing the emaciated …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-01). Unnecessary Expansions: The Australian War Memorial. globalresearch.ca War is not merely a matter of sowing death, much of it needless; it entails preserving a rationale to perpetuate it. The mistake often made about reading, consulting and listening to the harrowing tales of those who have perished in …

Mision Verdad (2019-04-01). Solidarity, Survival and Sabotage: Reconstructing the History of the Blackouts Tormenting Venezuela. thegrayzone.com While Venezuela's government and the Chavista movement proclaimed victory over the worst blackouts to plague the country, Washington's coup masters…

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-01). Russia's Response to India's ASAT Missile Test Wasn't What New Delhi Expected. globalresearch.ca India probably thought that Russia would enthusiastically accept its entry into the "space super league" as Prime Minister Modi described it, but Moscow is actually pretty critical of New Delhi's anti-satellite missile tests and urged it to join a Russian-Chinese …

STAFF (2019-04-01). Vietnam Woman Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge in Kim Killing. truthdig.com The original charge had alleged she and another woman colluded with four North Koreans to murder Kim Jong Un's brother with a nerve agent.

Tom McKay (2019-04-01). Judge Rules Trump Plans to Open Up Swathes of Arctic, Atlantic Oceans for Drilling Illegal. globalresearch.ca In a major blow to the Donald Trump administration's oil and gas policy, on Friday a federal judge ruled the president's order opening massive swathes of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas drilling operations illegal, the Washington

Daniel McAdams (2019-04-01). Video: Hunger Games: Four Years of Saudi/US Aggression in Yemen. globalresearch.ca For four years the Saudis (with US backup) have been bombing neighboring Yemen to force them to accept a Saudi-backed president that was overthrown. | Due to Saudi bombs and a total blockade, millions face starvation and tens of thousands of …

Isabela Dias (2019-04-01). She Helped Convict Her Rapist. ICE Deported Her Anyway. thenation.com She Helped Convict Her Rapist. ICE Deported Her Anyway.

teleSUR (2019-04-01). Maradona Dedicates Soccer Win to Venezuelan President Maduro. telesurenglish.net World renowned former Argentine soccer play who brought his team to victory at the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona took a jab at 'Yankee' interventionism in Latin America and dedicated the win of his Mexican team to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Maradona Shows Support To Koulibaly, 'I Too Suffered' Racism | "I want to dedicate this triumph to Nicolas Maduro and to all Venezuelans who are suffering. The sheriffs of the world—who are these Yankees?" asked the…

Dean Baker (2019-04-01). Putting Numbers in Context: a Winnable Battle Our Side Doesn't Want to Fight. counterpunch.org Polls consistently show that the public hugely overestimates the share of the budget that goes to items like SNAP (food stamps), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and foreign aid. People will typically give answers in the range of 20 to 30 percent of the budget for these categories of spending. In reality, the shares More

Jonah Raskin (2019-04-01). The Public Library: Antidote to Everyday American Banality. counterpunch.org "The public library is one of the only spaces where people can spend all day without being expected to purchase something." — Sonoma County librarian Terra Emerson Tickets for the annual "Literary Lions" black-tie event that takes place this year on November 4th at the 42nd Street Library in New York—the capital of capital— start More

Thomas Knapp (2019-04-01). Big Government and Big Tech Versus the Internet and Everyone. counterpunch.org Governments around the world began trying to bring the Internet under control as soon as they realized the danger to their power represented by unfettered public access to, and exchange of, information. From attempts to suppress strong encryption technology to the Communications Decency Act in the US and China's "Great Firewall," such efforts have generally More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-01). Angles of Tolerance: Yusuf Islam in Christchurch. counterpunch.org Let's not be too churlish about this; but then again, let us not be ignorant. The singer once known as Cat Stevens (in pre-conversion state), and known as Yusuf Islam to others, made a considerable impression on the stage in Christchurch. The slaughter of fifty at two mosques in the New Zealand city had made enough More

Elizabeth Keyes (2019-04-01). As a Dead Canary in the Twitter Coal Mine. counterpunch.org Growing censorship was a given. How long for me in Twitter heaven? Like Paul Revere I spread the alarm. Countless cases of corp/government harm. My tweets to mass peeps found on-line. We citizen journalists of like mind. TWEET, RE-TWEET, LIKE, REPLY — four precious years. My missionary zeal enjoyed no fear. Twitter's ex-glorious platform of More

WSWS (2019-04-01). Ford confirms its target of 5,000 layoffs in Germany. wsws.org The axing of 5,000 jobs is part of a global cost-cutting program by Ford intended to save up to $14 billion.

WSWS (2019-04-01). Germany: Links found between right-wing network inside army and police officer murdered by far-right terrorists. wsws.org According to research by weekly Die Zeit, the AfD parliamentary group employs at least 27 activists and supporters of right-wing organizations. Die Zeit speaks of a "Nazi network inside the German Bundestag."

Margherita Furlan (2019-04-01). The New Arab OTAN — Serving Who? globalresearch.ca "Iran is the main threat in the Middle East, and confronting the Islamic Republic is the key to achieving peace in the entire region". As American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pronounced these words in Poland, on February 13, Iran …

RWMDLFF (2019-04-01). Disturbing the Peace. indybay.org Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2019-04-01). Preparing for "tomorrow's wars," India shoots down satellite. wsws.org Modi's order that India demonstrate its "space war" capabilities was driven by both strategic and immediate electoral considerations.

WSWS (2019-04-01). Dearborn, Michigan residents protest on four-year anniversary of US-backed Saudi war on Yemen. wsws.org Around a hundred people carried signs and flags, chanted slogans and heard speakers denounce the unrelenting assault on one of the poorest countries in the world.

William Ward (2019-04-01). Hungarians in Ukraine will obtain autonomy in exchange for voting for Poroshenko. indybay.org This weekend the presidential elections are being held in Ukraine…

WSWS (2019-04-01). Lyft IPO: Wall Street rakes in billions from the growth of casualized labor. wsws.org A small layer of investors and company employees have become multimillionaires and billionaires, while hundreds of thousands of drivers struggle to make ends meet on poverty level wages.

Marjorie Cohn (2019-04-01). Trump Moves the World Closer to "Doomsday" zcomm.org It is incumbent upon all of us to resist the inexorable march toward nuclear winter…

Kevin Zeese (2019-03-31). Why Was Guaido Barred from Holding Public Office for 15 Years? popularresistance.org The imposter fraud Guaido is having a difficult time organizing people to support his coup against President Maduro. Our colleague, Eva K. Bartlett, who joined us on a recent peace delegation in Venezuela and has remained behind to continue to report on activities there. She has been trying to go to a Guaido opposition protest and yesterday went to several locations where they were supposed to take place. She was unable to find any opposition of significance and no Guaido. Venezuela's Comptroller General Elvis Amoroso announced Thursday that the opposition politician Juan Guaido has been barred from holding publi…

Sumaya AlEssmael (2019-03-31). Syria — The West Destroyed Our Homes but Not Our Dreams. globalresearch.ca Time before the war, Syria was a peaceful place where we used to live at peace. Peace meant to us life. But now we lost life since we lost peace. My daughter, that little girl at that time of peace …

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Chileans Take to the Streets to Reject Current Pension Model. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Chileans rallied Sunday nation-wide to object the country's current pension system, emphatically demanding that "Chile deserves to age with dignity". | RELATED: | Voices Rise in Chile for the 'Right to Live in Peace' Concert | The march was organized by "No + AFP", which as its name indicates calls for the end of the privatized model, based on the individual capitalization of pensions run by the Administrators of pension funds (AFP). | Chileans in Valdivia, Antofagas…

Kevin Zeese (2019-03-31). US Blasted At UN For Recognising Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan. popularresistance.org The United States came under sharp criticism from 14 other United Nations Security Council nations for its decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of international law. | The Security Council met on Wednesday at the request of Syria, which in a letter to the council called the US move a "flagrant violation" of UN resolutions. Speaker after speaker at the council session supported Syria's sovereignty over the Golan Heights and opposed Israel's annexation after Trump's proclamation. | "This unilateral action does nothing to assist in finding a long-term peaceful solution to th…

Millennial Politics Team (2019-03-31). All About the Oil: Daniel Kovalik on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela. millennialpolitics.co With new domestic controversies breaking every day in the United States, it can be difficult to keep track of what's happening abroad, even when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. But it's essential for progressives to stand in solidarity with the Global South internationally to ensure that all people are guaranteed the right to self-determination in the face of imperialism and colonialism. Such a dynamic is present currently in Venezuela, where National Assembly President Juan Guaidó has been recognized by capitalist entities across the world, including the…

STAFF (2019-03-31). Deep Faith in the Deep State Gives Dems a Set Back. therealnews.com Our weekly panel discusses the Mueller Report, as the Democrats and their media allies put their eggs in the Russia-Gate basket and handed Trump a PR victory — Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay…

Liberation Staff (2019-03-31). Indianapolis rally to support Venezuela. liberationnews.org "No sanctions, no coup, Venezuela we stand with you!"

Kevin Zeese (2019-03-31). 62 Million People Impacted By Extreme Climate Weather In 2018. popularresistance.org The WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018, its 25th anniversary edition, highlights record sea level rise, as well as exceptionally high land and ocean temperatures over the past four years. This warming trend has lasted since the start of this century and is expected to continue. In 2018, most of the natural hazards which affected nearly 62 million people were associated with extreme weather and climate events. Floods continued to affect the largest number of people, more than 35 million.

teleSUR (2019-03-31). The Corruption Case Against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno. telesurenglish.net Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno who is facing a corruption probe brought forward by an opposition lawmaker, relating to an offshore company in a case of illicit enrichment. | RELATED: | Only 17% Endorse President Lenin Moreno, New Poll Shows | Lawmaker Ronny Aleaga told reporters that he received a dossier anonymously filled with documents that will implic…

Zero Hedge (2019-03-31). DoD Orders $250 Million of Gas Masks — What Do They Know? globalresearch.ca The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Avon Protection Systems Inc., Cadillac, Michigan, a $245,961,250 firm-fixed-price contract for production of M53A1 Chemical Biological Protective Mask systems, according to the DoD contract website. | The Army estimates M53A1 gas masks …

ACLU (2019-03-31). Rights for All Will Put Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Front and Center in the 2020 Presidential Race. aclu.org The ACLU will press the candidates for president to adopt bold policies that advance civil liberties in the run-up to the 2020 election. | Jose Ivan Parga is a member of a multi-status, Mexican-immigrant family in Minnesota. Even though he is a citizen, every day he witnesses the fear and uncertainty that his extended family has because of their immigration status. For decades they have worked, worshiped, and raised families in the state. Yet at any moment, immigration agents could — and have — detained a member of his family without warning or cause, despite their deep roots in the community. With no…

Global Research News (2019-03-31). Selected Articles: NATO Expansion Could Trigger Nuclear War. globalresearch.ca Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Maduro Announces Plan to Fight Electric War Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, announced on Sunday that a new plan was about to be implemented for 30 days in order to fight against the electric war executed against the population. | In a television address, the Venezuelan government explained: "we have been working on this serious situation, the coup went directly to the electric power generation system and affected its transmission capacity throughout the country." | "I have approved a 30-day plan to go to a regime of rational distribution of electricity, which allows balancing the generation process, secure transmission, service, and consump…

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Brazilians March Against 'Commemoration' of Military Coup. telesurenglish.net Several social organizations of Brazil were organizing Sunday various marches in the main cities of the country in opposition to President Jair Bolsonaro's order to commemorate the military dictatorship (1964-1985) which came to power through a coup on March 31, 1964 against democratically elected President Joà£o Goulart. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro To Netanyahu At Start of 4-Day Tour: 'I Love Israel' | Under the slogan "Dictatorship Never Again," the demonstrations will take place in Rio de…

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Turkey Goes to Polls for Key Local Elections. telesurenglish.net Turks voted Sunday in local elections which President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for Turkey and which were tarnished by violence that left two members of an Islamist party dead in the country's southeast. | RELATED: | Turkey: 'Venezuelan People Punished,' Coup Backers Fuel Crisis | Voting started at 7: 00 a.m. local time in eastern…

Kevin Zeese (2019-03-31). Why There'll Be No US-Russia Reset Post-Mueller. popularresistance.org President Donald Trump and his White House team may have been cleared of collusion with the Kremlin in the 2016 presidential election. That startling conclusion by Special Counsel Robert Mueller after nearly two years of investigation, might be viewed by some as giving Trump freedom to now get on with normalizing relations with Moscow. Don't bet on it. The fundamental issue for Washington is that Russia is not a vassal for American imperialism. That's why there will be no reset. There will only be reset when American imperialism is replaced by a law-abiding, genuinely democratic US government. Until then, expect…

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Bolsonaro To Netanyahu At Start of 4-Day Tour: 'I Love Israel'. telesurenglish.net Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro landed in the Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday reciting the Hebrew phrase "Ani ohev et Israel"—'I love Israel' in English. Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomed the Brazilian leader to his first official visit to Israel. | RELATED: | Israeli Ceasefire Condition: Cancel 'March of Return' | During his four day visit to the country that has been waging a rocket strike campaign on the Gaza Strip over the past week, Bolsonaro will also meet with President Reuve…

Michael Welch (2019-03-31). Venezuela Under Siege. globalresearch.ca "This opposition campaign has been one of what was called the other day in the media, circus. It's PR stunts. It's about media publicity. As ever, the opposition has not learned the fundamental key root to change that they want …

James ONeill (2019-03-31). Golan Heights, Kosovo and Crimea: A Case Study in Hypocrisy and Double Standards. globalresearch.ca The recent announcement by United States President Donald Trump that the US will recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights draws attention yet again to the double standards applied by NATO and its satraps including Australia to the issues of …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-03-31). Cyclone Idai Causes Devastation Compounding Economic Challenges in the Southern Africa Region. globalresearch.ca Governments throughout the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are working feverishly to provide relief to millions of people affected by cyclone Idai, a category three-to-four storm which has severely impacted three states, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, with some damage extending …

Peter Koenig (2019-03-31). China — and Macron's U-Turn. globalresearch.ca Less than a week ago, President Macron was lambasting Italy for signing agreements with China in the context of their New Silk Road, alias President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), in the same breath he was criticizing …

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Killers of Saudi Journalist Khashoggi Trained in US: Report. telesurenglish.net Several members of the Saudi hit team which killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey received their training in the United States, said a report by the Washington Post. | RELATED: | UN Official: Secret Khashoggi Trial Violates International Law | Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident journalist from Saudi Arabia went into a self-im…

Graham Peebles (2019-03-31). Rising Politics of Intolerance and the Need for Unity. dissidentvoice.org Over the last 20 years extreme right-wing groups have been on the rise throughout the world. They share a belief in white supremacism and conspiracy theories that allege there is a global plot to replace white Christian populations with Muslims and people of color. As socio-economic inequality has grown and immigration increased the reactionary ideology …

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Venezuela's Govt Extends Suspension of School Activities. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan government announced Sunday that school activities will be suspended for a longer period of time across the country as a result of the recent attacks against the electric system that have caused another blackout. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Electrical Grid Hit by New Series of Attacks: Gov't | The Ministry of Communications Jorge Rodríguez r…

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Ukraine: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky Leads Presidential Vote. telesurenglish.net According to the Central Election Commission, based on voting up to 18: 00 (Ukraine), Volodymyr Zelenskiy received 30.4 percent of the vote and current leader Petro Poroshenko in a distant second place collected 17.8 percent. Ukrainians had to choose among 39 candidates. | RELATED: | 'Ukrainian Donald Trump' Leads Presidential Election | "I would like to say 'thank…

Christopher Brauchli (2019-03-31). The Amateur Hour. commondreams.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, senior adviser Jared Kushner, and President Donald Trump at the White House. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-03-31). Dashcams capture meteor blazing through Florida night sky (VIDEOS). rt.com A large green meteor was spotted blazing through the night sky in northern Florida Saturday night, and several dashboard cameras managed to capture the fireball in action.

plenglish (2019-03-31). Bolivia to Host 2019 World Travel Awards Regional Ceremony. plenglish.com La Paz, Mar 31 ( Prensa Latina ) La Paz, a wonder city of the world, will host Latin America"s 2019 World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony on July 13.

Johnny Dwyer (2019-03-31). Did Felix Sater's 20 Years as an Informant Help Land Him at the Center of the Trump-Russia Story? theintercept.com "I wasn't running," Sater told The Intercept. "I don't need to worry about the morality of, 'should a candidate be involved in business?'"

RT (2019-03-31). CNN didn't get 'anything' wrong in Russiagate reporting, host claims. It didn't? rt.com The host of CNN's State of the Union, Jake Tapper, tried to defend the network's coverage of Russiagate, claiming it actually got nothing wrong. The bold claim, however, was challenged by other journalists.

STAFF (2019-03-30). Protesters say "No to NATO" in Washington. therealnews.com Peace activists converged in the nation's capital to oppose what they say is aggressive NATO expansion…

South Front (2019-03-30). Video: "Dumb Bombs", Indiscriminate Strikes and Civilian Casualties in Syrian War. globalresearch.ca A recent series of Russian strikes on positions of militant groups in the Syrian province of Idlib has once again caused a wave of mainstream media reports regarding civilian casualties caused by Russian bombings. According to "local activists" quoted by …

Whitney Webb (2019-03-30). Silencing the Whistle: The Intercept Shutters Snowden Archive, Citing Cost. mintpressnews.com The closing of The Intercept's Snowden archive will likely mean the end of any future publications, unless Glenn Greenwald's rather absurd promise of finding "the right partner … that has the funds to robustly publish" is fulfilled.

Katie Halper (2019-03-30). Matt Taibbi and Aaron Mat√© on How Russiagate Helped Trump. commondreams.org MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow chases the "Russiagate" story in a Jan. 2019 broadcast.(Photo: YouTube) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-30). Trump Regime Approves Sale of Sensitive Nuclear Technology to Saudis. globalresearch.ca Saudi nuclear power ambitions are well known. For months, the Trump and Saudi regimes have been negotiating the sale of US nuclear technology to the kingdom. | Anti-nuclear expert Helen Caldicott explained that any country operating nuclear power plants "can theoretically …

Eric Walberg (2019-03-30). US-Canada and Venezuela's Bay of Pigs. dissidentvoice.org The Canadian government under Justin Trudeau is undermining not just Canada's (ok, undeserved) reputation as an honest, fair mediator, but he has chosen 2019 to make Canada the enabler of the worst of US imperial policies. Yes, the Huawei debacle is an embarrassment that will be remembered more as a joke, though possibly as the …

CP Editor (2019-03-30). Seattle is Dying. counterpunch.org

John Nichols (2019-03-30). The Right to Vote Should Be Guaranteed by the Constitution. thenation.com The Right to Vote Should Be Guaranteed by the Constitution…

Robert Hunziker (2019-03-30). The Coldest Spot on Earth, Melting. dissidentvoice.org Global warming is a fact of life that haunts society with consequences that hit hard, exponentially, but where nobody lives. It is happening hyper fast, and it's downright scary as major ecosystems of the planet turn upside down in nasty fashion. But none of the ecosystems has the punch of East Antarctica. Its clout is …

Miko Peled (2019-03-30). The Ongoing Battle for Palestinian Justice Spans the Globe and Plays Out on Many Fronts. mintpressnews.com AIPAC, despite continuing to spend lavishly, has lost much of its charm and, in an unprecedented move, none of the candidates running to become the Democratic Party nominee for president attended this year's AIPAC conference in Washington.

United Nations (2019-03-30). UN chief hopeful for Libya, after Quartet meeting in Tunis. un.org Secretary-General António Guterres said he is hopeful for a solution to the eight-year long conflict in Libya, after a high-level meeting in Tunis, Tunisia, on Saturday with officials from the Arab League, the European Union and the African Union — the group known as the 'Libya Quartet.'..

Gustavo Villapol (2019-03-30). Juan Guaidó Confesses Being Behind the Sabotage of Venezuela's Electric System. globalresearch.ca "A confession from [America's] puppet pointing to evidence," said journalist Gustavo Villapol Wednesday, noting that the deputy of the National Assembly in contempt Juan Guaidó confessed to be behind the attacks perpetrated against …

Prof. Sam Gindin (2019-03-30). Workers' Rights and Canada's Auto Industry: GM Oshawa: Lowered Expectations, Unexplored Opportunities. globalresearch.ca Following an aggressive public relations campaign in which union officials questioned GM's loyalty to 'Canadian taxpayers', General Motors has apparently agreed to keep its Oshawa facility partially open. No official announcement has yet been made, but there are rumours of …

Liu Caiyu (2019-03-30). Xi's Visit Sets Tone for China-EU Relations. globalresearch.ca Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing on Wednesday after his visit to Europe, bringing a fruitful outcome and the visit assures the cooperative trend of China-EU relations, analysts noted. | The outcome of Xi's visit to Europe is "beyond …

Eoin Higgins (2019-03-30). 'We Are Running Concentration Camps': Images from El Paso Stir Outrage over Migrant Treatment. globalresearch.ca Hundreds of migrants are being held by border agents in a fenced in encampment under a bridge in El Paso, leading to anger and accusations that the American government is holding people in "concentration camps." | Images posted online by reporters …

(2019-03-30). Senator Calls for Investigation of Bernhardt's Role in Suppressing Science Showing Pesticide Harmed Nearly 1,400 Protected Species. globalresearch.ca U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today called on the inspector general for the Department of the Interior to investigate Acting Secretary David Bernhardt's role in blocking a scientific assessment showing the pesticide chlorpyrifos threatens the existence of nearly 1,400 …

Adolph Reed Jr. (2019-03-30). Vietnam to Venezuela: US Interventionism and the Failure of the Left. commondreams.org A boy runs past anti-American graffiti reading 'Si' signifying support for a referendum on changes to the Constitution introduced by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on December 1, 2007 in Caracas, Venezuela. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

John McEvoy (2019-03-30). Two weeks inside one of Venezuela's notorious 'colectivos'. thecanary.co The Canary is currently in Venezuela. This is the latest in our series of on-the-ground articles. Most journalists who come to Caracas stay in the affluent … | Read more Two weeks inside one of Venezuela's notorious 'colectivos' | By John McEvoy

WSWS (2019-03-30). Remembrance service held for New Zealand terror attack victims. wsws.org The event was used by the NZ and Australian governments to appeal for unity, demand censorship of social media and cover up their role in creating the conditions for the fascist attack.

RT (2019-03-30). Lost in translation: CIA ad seeking Russian speakers mocked for broken grammar. rt.com An apparent CIA poster appealing to Russian speakers to join US intelligence has been derided for failing to reconcile Russian and English grammar and mismatching fonts.

RT (2019-03-30). Hundreds march in Washington, DC to protest against NATO, US interference in Venezuela. rt.com Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Washington, DC to oppose the upcoming NATO ministerial meeting in the US capital. The demonstrators also decried the continued US involvement in the Venezuelan political crisis.

WSWS (2019-03-30). Protests against Sudan's al-Bashir regime enter fourth month. wsws.org The protests take place amid the most sustained challenge to al-Bashir's rule since he seized power in a 1989 coup.

Stephen Lendman (2019-03-30). UK MPs Reject May's No-Brexit/Brexit Deal for the Third Time. globalresearch.ca Theresa May's no-deal/deal went down by a 344 — 286 margin. Did her latest defeat signal three strikes and she's out — her coup de grace of no return? | Britain has until April 12 to crash out of the EU …

RT (2019-03-30). Miami-Dade mayor gives Guaido's wife 'key to the county' as US fawns over rebel 'first lady'. rt.com Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Venezuela's US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, was given the royal treatment by officials in Miami-Dade, who gave the self-proclaimed 'first lady' the key to the county. |

WSWS (2019-03-30). "No deal" Brexit threatened after May's EU withdrawal agreement rejected for third time. wsws.org Labour's nominally "left" leader Jeremy Corbyn is working to ensure that the gravest peacetime crisis in the history of British imperialism is resolved through the worm-eaten parliamentary system, with the working class left as spectators.

RT (2019-03-30). Dem 2020 favorite Biden rebuffs 'awkward kiss' allegations. rt.com A favorite for the 2020 race among Democratic Party voters, former Vice President Joe Biden, shrugged off accusations of "inappropriate" behavior leveled at him by fellow Democrat Lucy Flores.

WSWS (2019-03-30). As Washington hails victory over ISIS, media ignores massive human toll. wsws.org The Pentagon's admission of 1,250 civilians killed in four years of bombardment of Iraq and Syria is a vast underestimate of the real death toll.

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2019-03-29). War, Peace and Presidential Candidates. counterpunch.org Forty-five years after Congress passed the War Powers Act in the wake of the Vietnam War, it has finally used it for the first time, to try to end the U.S.-Saudi war on the people of Yemen and to recover its constitutional authority over questions of war and peace. This hasn't stopped the war yet, More

Norman Solomon (2019-03-29). Pelosi and McConnell: Cranking Up Bipartisan Madness for NATO. counterpunch.org When Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell teamed up to invite NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to address a joint session of Congress, they had every reason to expect the April 3 speech to be a big hit with U.S. media and political elites. The establishment is eager to affirm the sanctity of support for the More

STAFF (2019-03-29). Russia Defies US Threats Over Venezuela. therealnews.com Trump insists Russia 'get out' of Venezuela; Vijay Prashad says Russia is protecting its own economic interests, billions in outstanding loans…

Nick Rehwaldt (2019-03-29). Redacted Tonight Highlights New Laws That Target Pipeline Protesters with $Millon Fines, 10 Years in Jail. mintpressnews.com Big Oil, working through ALEC in at least eight states, decided to up the ante in an attempt to ensure that no other massive petroleum or natural gas project ever gets canceled because of protesters risking life, limb, and lengthy prison time and fines.

Cale Holmes (2019-03-29). Widespread Arab protests hit Trump's support for Israeli theft of the Golan. liberationnews.org The U.S. recognition of the Golan as Israeli territory is part of a deliberate attempt to colonize Syria and weaken the right of Palestinians and all those displaced by Israeli aggression to return to their land.

Susie Day (2019-03-29). Gaza, Stonewall: Izzy Mustafa on Why People Rise Up. counterpunch.org Every Friday since March 30, 2018, in what's known as the Great March of Return, Palestinians in Gaza come to the Israeli border fence to protest nearly twelve years of a blockade that has made Gaza into what's often called the world's largest open-air prison. They also come to invoke UN Resolution 194, their right More

Brian Cloughley (2019-03-29). Stand By for Space Wars. counterpunch.org There was much international news in mid-March, although little of it was encouraging for those who prefer peace to war, handshakes to saber-rattling, and cooperation to confrontation. On March 27 India's Prime Minister Modi tweeted with nauseating smugness that his forces had destroyed a satellite in earth orbit at a height of 300 kilometers (the International Space More

United Nations (2019-03-29). Guterres lauds UN peacekeeping, highlights need to bridge 'critical' gaps. un.org United Nations Peacekeeping missions are working flat out and need to be made "stronger and safer", Secretary-General António Guterres told a major ministerial pledging conference on Friday, stressing that "critical" gaps must be bridged, so they can deliver better, on behalf of the people they serve.

STAFF (2019-03-29). A Dangerous Precedent: US Recognition of Israel's Annexation of the Syrian Golan. therealnews.com Phyllis Bennis explains that Trump's decision is a setback for peace all over the world. The US has isolated itself diplomatically in support of Netanyahu's campaign to win the elections, but recovery will be long…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-29). Headlines for March 29, 2019. democracynow.org NY Sues Sackler Family, Purdue & Other Drug Cos. for Profiting from Opioid Crisis, Dems Press AG William Barr on 300+-Page Mueller Report, HUD Sues Facebook over Discriminatory Housing Ads, Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló to Trump: "I'll Punch the Bully in the Mouth", Philippines: Rappler Founder Maria Ressa Arrested for 2nd Time, Venezuela: Gov't Bans Opposition Head Guaidó from Running for Office, Saudi Authorities Temporarily Release 3 Women Activists, Somalia: At Least 15 People Killed in al-Shabab Attack, Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah Freed After 5 Years in Prison, U.K.: Lawmakers to Vote on Key Text Two We…

STAFF (2019-03-29). Kamala Harris Calls for Teacher Raises—An Anomaly in Presidential Politics. therealnews.com Democratic frontrunner calls for $315 billion investment—education activists, such as Lois Weiner, say it's still not enough…

Whitney Webb (2019-03-29). Guaido Set to Enact Uprising Rooted in US Regime-Change Operations Manual. mintpressnews.com With its hands tied when it comes to military intervention, only covert actions — such as those described in the RED Team document — are likely to be enacted by the U.S. government, at least at this stage of its ongoing "regime change" effort in Venezuela.

2019-04-01: Social Media Postees

Why Does the US Continue to Grovel to Israel?
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-01
Is there any other country on Earth with which America would dare collude on such a scale? Forget the "special relationship" with the crackpots in Britain, or the New World coming to the rescue of the Old World in the Second World War. There's only one special relationship that matters right now — and we all know what that is. Having given its blessing to all Jerusalem as Israeli property and having now handed Golan to Israel as a possession — for "to annex" means "to take possession", does it not? — Donald Trump has undermined the entire foundation of "land for peace" enshrined in Security Coun…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/01/why-…

Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
On the eve of the first anniversary of the "Great March of Return" at the Gaza border, lawyers and jurists around the world are calling on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute Israeli crimes …
globalresearch.ca/lawyers-worldw…

Israeli Accountability Begins Now
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
Recently returning to the U.S. on a flight from Venice, too-bored-to-read syndrome drove me to watch a movie. I chose "Bohemian Rhapsody," which recently won an Academy Award for lead actor Rami Malek, who truly did turn in a memorable …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-accoun…

Fighting in the Forever Wars Turned Me Into a Progressive
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-04-01
At the end of my military career, I now know my deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan are what kept me from becoming a full-blown neocon.
truthdig.com/articles/the-foreve…

Call of Duty: Resisting War in Venezuela
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-01
Every war is a war against children. — Egalntyne Jebb, founder Save the Children a century ago. Responding to the British post-war blockade of Germany and Eastern Europe, Jebb participated in a group attempting to deliver food and medical supplies to children who were starving. In London's Trafalgar Square, she distributed a leaflet showing the emaciated …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/call-…

Unnecessary Expansions: The Australian War Memorial
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
War is not merely a matter of sowing death, much of it needless; it entails preserving a rationale to perpetuate it. The mistake often made about reading, consulting and listening to the harrowing tales of those who have perished in …
globalresearch.ca/unnecessary-ex…

America's Dirty War on Immigrant Children
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco — Nancy Scheper-Hughes | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-01
"These aren't people. These are animals" — Donald Trump, May 17, 2018 President Trump is right about one thing: there is an emergency; indeed we would call it a humanitarian catastrophe at the U.S. Southern Border.[1] It is also a demographic, political and moral catastrophe However, the chaotic 'solutions' devised by former Attorney General Sessions and…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/01/amer…

Solidarity, Survival and Sabotage: Reconstructing the History of the Blackouts Tormenting Venezuela
Mision Verdad | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-01
While Venezuela's government and the Chavista movement proclaimed victory over the worst blackouts to plague the country, Washington's coup masters…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/01/solid…

Bombing Gaza as a Campaign Slogan
Daniel Falcone | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-01
On March 25, 2019 while the major media fixated on Trump and his potential indictments in regards to Russia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing his own political opponents, an upcoming election and five potential indictments back home, stood with President Trump in Washington, DC. Trump signed an executive order that recognized Israel's sovereignty over the…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/01/bomb…

Russia's Response to India's ASAT Missile Test Wasn't What New Delhi Expected
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
India probably thought that Russia would enthusiastically accept its entry into the "space super league" as Prime Minister Modi described it, but Moscow is actually pretty critical of New Delhi's anti-satellite missile tests and urged it to join a Russian-Chinese …
globalresearch.ca/russias-respon…

Vietnam Woman Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge in Kim Killing
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-04-01
The original charge had alleged she and another woman colluded with four North Koreans to murder Kim Jong Un's brother with a nerve agent.
truthdig.com/articles/vietnam-wo…

Judge Rules Trump Plans to Open Up Swathes of Arctic, Atlantic Oceans for Drilling Illegal
Tom McKay | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
In a major blow to the Donald Trump administration's oil and gas policy, on Friday a federal judge ruled the president's order opening massive swathes of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas drilling operations illegal, the Washington …
globalresearch.ca/judge-rules-tr…

Video: Hunger Games: Four Years of Saudi/US Aggression in Yemen
Daniel McAdams | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
For four years the Saudis (with US backup) have been bombing neighboring Yemen to force them to accept a Saudi-backed president that was overthrown. | Due to Saudi bombs and a total blockade, millions face starvation and tens of thousands of …
globalresearch.ca/video-hunger-g…

She Helped Convict Her Rapist. ICE Deported Her Anyway
Isabela Dias | thenation.com | 2019-04-01
She Helped Convict Her Rapist. ICE Deported Her Anyway.
thenation.com/article/u-visa-imm…

Maradona Dedicates Soccer Win to Venezuelan President Maduro
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-01
World renowned former Argentine soccer play who brought his team to victory at the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona took a jab at 'Yankee' interventionism in Latin America and dedicated the win of his Mexican team to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Maradona Shows Support To Koulibaly, 'I Too Suffered' Racism | "I want to dedicate this triumph to Nicolas Maduro and to all Venezuelans who are suffering. The sheriffs of the world–who are these Yankees?" asked the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maradona…

Big Government and Big Tech Versus the Internet and Everyone
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-01
Governments around the world began trying to bring the Internet under control as soon as they realized the danger to their power represented by unfettered public access to, and exchange of, information. From attempts to suppress strong encryption technology to the Communications Decency Act in the US and China's "Great Firewall," such efforts have generally…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/01/big-…

Putting Numbers in Context: a Winnable Battle Our Side Doesn't Want to Fight
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-01
Polls consistently show that the public hugely overestimates the share of the budget that goes to items like SNAP (food stamps), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and foreign aid. People will typically give answers in the range of 20 to 30 percent of the budget for these categories of spending. In reality, the shares…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/01/putt…

The Public Library: Antidote to Everyday American Banality
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-01
"The public library is one of the only spaces where people can spend all day without being expected to purchase something." — Sonoma County librarian Terra Emerson Tickets for the annual "Literary Lions" black-tie event that takes place this year on November 4th at the 42nd Street Library in New York–the capital of capital– start…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/01/the-…

As a Dead Canary in the Twitter Coal Mine
Elizabeth Keyes | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-01
Growing censorship was a given. How long for me in Twitter heaven? Like Paul Revere I spread the alarm. Countless cases of corp/government harm. My tweets to mass peeps found on-line. We citizen journalists of like mind. TWEET, RE-TWEET, LIKE, REPLY — four precious years. My missionary zeal enjoyed no fear. Twitter's ex-glorious platform of…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/01/as-a…

Angles of Tolerance: Yusuf Islam in Christchurch
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-01
Let's not be too churlish about this; but then again, let us not be ignorant. The singer once known as Cat Stevens (in pre-conversion state), and known as Yusuf Islam to others, made a considerable impression on the stage in Christchurch. The slaughter of fifty at two mosques in the New Zealand city had made enough…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/01/angl…

Why Nobody in the Future Will Think Obama Was Wonderful
Geoff Beckman | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-01
Obama prevented a depression? Great. His inaction–and mania about deficits established a recession that has lasted a decade–with permanent reductions in salary and wealth for the middle class. George W. Bush passed tax cuts for the wealthy; Barack Obama made them permanent. He demagoged against the tax rates Bill Clinton had put into place as vehemently as Ronald Reagan savaged the 90% tax bracket.
counterpunch.org/2019/04/01/why-…

How Big Tech Has Helped Big Oil Automate the Climate Crisis
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-01
Companies such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have triumphantly announced themselves as petroleum production partners, Gizmodo reporter Brian Merchant has documented in a recent report…
therealnews.com/stories/how-big-…

Preparing for "tomorrow's wars," India shoots down satellite
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-01
Modi's order that India demonstrate its "space war" capabilities was driven by both strategic and immediate electoral considerations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04…

Dearborn, Michigan residents protest on four-year anniversary of US-backed Saudi war on Yemen
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-01
Around a hundred people carried signs and flags, chanted slogans and heard speakers denounce the unrelenting assault on one of the poorest countries in the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04…

Germany: Links found between right-wing network inside army and police officer murdered by far-right terrorists
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-01
According to research by weekly Die Zeit, the AfD parliamentary group employs at least 27 activists and supporters of right-wing organizations. Die Zeit speaks of a "Nazi network inside the German Bundestag."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04…

Lyft IPO: Wall Street rakes in billions from the growth of casualized labor
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-01
A small layer of investors and company employees have become multimillionaires and billionaires, while hundreds of thousands of drivers struggle to make ends meet on poverty level wages.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04…

Ford confirms its target of 5,000 layoffs in Germany
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-01
The axing of 5,000 jobs is part of a global cost-cutting program by Ford intended to save up to $14 billion.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04…

Trump Moves the World Closer to "Doomsday"
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2019-04-01
It is incumbent upon all of us to resist the inexorable march toward nuclear winter…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/trump-moves-…

Disturbing the Peace
RWMDLFF | indybay.org | 2019-04-01
Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz…
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Hungarians in Ukraine will obtain autonomy in exchange for voting for Poroshenko
William Ward | indybay.org | 2019-04-01
This weekend the presidential elections are being held in Ukraine…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/01…

The New Arab OTAN — Serving Who?
Margherita Furlan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
"Iran is the main threat in the Middle East, and confronting the Islamic Republic is the key to achieving peace in the entire region". As American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pronounced these words in Poland, on February 13, Iran …
globalresearch.ca/the-new-arab-o…

Why Was Guaido Barred from Holding Public Office for 15 Years?
Kevin Zeese | popularresistance.org | 2019-03-31
The imposter fraud Guaido is having a difficult time organizing people to support his coup against President Maduro. Our colleague, Eva K. Bartlett, who joined us on a recent peace delegation in Venezuela and has remained behind to continue to report on activities there. She has been trying to go to a Guaido opposition protest and yesterday went to several locations where they were supposed to take place. She was unable to find any opposition of significance and no Guaido. Venezuela's Comptroller General Elvis Amoroso announced Thursday that the opposition politician Juan Guaido has been barred from holding publi…
popularresistance.org/why-was-gu…

Syria — The West Destroyed Our Homes but Not Our Dreams
Sumaya AlEssmael | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-31
Time before the war, Syria was a peaceful place where we used to live at peace. Peace meant to us life. But now we lost life since we lost peace. My daughter, that little girl at that time of peace …
globalresearch.ca/syria-west-des…

Chileans Take to the Streets to Reject Current Pension Model
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
Thousands of Chileans rallied Sunday nation-wide to object the country's current pension system, emphatically demanding that "Chile deserves to age with dignity". | RELATED: | Voices Rise in Chile for the 'Right to Live in Peace' Concert | The march was organized by "No + AFP", which as its name indicates calls for the end of the privatized model, based on the individual capitalization of pensions run by the Administrators of pension funds (AFP). | Chileans in Valdivia, Antofagas…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chileans…

US Blasted At UN For Recognising Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan
Kevin Zeese | popularresistance.org | 2019-03-31
The United States came under sharp criticism from 14 other United Nations Security Council nations for its decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of international law. | The Security Council met on Wednesday at the request of Syria, which in a letter to the council called the US move a "flagrant violation" of UN resolutions. Speaker after speaker at the council session supported Syria's sovereignty over the Golan Heights and opposed Israel's annexation after Trump's proclamation. | "This unilateral action does nothing to assist in finding a long-term peaceful solution to th…
popularresistance.org/us-blasted…

All About the Oil: Daniel Kovalik on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
Millennial Politics Team | millennialpolitics.co | 2019-03-31
With new domestic controversies breaking every day in the United States, it can be difficult to keep track of what's happening abroad, even when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. But it's essential for progressives to stand in solidarity with the Global South internationally to ensure that all people are guaranteed the right to self-determination in the face of imperialism and colonialism. Such a dynamic is present currently in Venezuela, where National Assembly President Juan Guaidó has been recognized by capitalist entities across the world, including the…
millennialpolitics.co/daniel-kovalik-venezuela/

Deep Faith in the Deep State Gives Dems a Set Back
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-31
Our weekly panel discusses the Mueller Report, as the Democrats and their media allies put their eggs in the Russia-Gate basket and handed Trump a PR victory — Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/deep-fai…

The Corruption Case Against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno who is facing a corruption probe brought forward by an opposition lawmaker, relating to an offshore company in a case of illicit enrichment. | RELATED: | Only 17% Endorse President Lenin Moreno, New Poll Shows | Lawmaker Ronny Aleaga told reporters that he received a dossier anonymously filled with documents that will implic…
telesurenglish.net/news/INA-Pape…

DoD Orders $250 Million of Gas Masks — What Do They Know?
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-31
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Avon Protection Systems Inc., Cadillac, Michigan, a $245,961,250 firm-fixed-price contract for production of M53A1 Chemical Biological Protective Mask systems, according to the DoD contract website. | The Army estimates M53A1 gas masks …
globalresearch.ca/dod-orders-250…

Maduro Announces Plan to Fight Electric War Against Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, announced on Sunday that a new plan was about to be implemented for 30 days in order to fight against the electric war executed against the population. | In a television address, the Venezuelan government explained: "we have been working on this serious situation, the coup went directly to the electric power generation system and affected its transmission capacity throughout the country." | "I have approved a 30-day plan to go to a regime of rational distribution of electricity, which allows balancing the generation process, secure transmission, service, and consump…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-A…

Rights for All Will Put Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Front and Center in the 2020 Presidential Race
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-31
The ACLU will press the candidates for president to adopt bold policies that advance civil liberties in the run-up to the 2020 election. | Jose Ivan Parga is a member of a multi-status, Mexican-immigrant family in Minnesota. Even though he is a citizen, every day he witnesses the fear and uncertainty that his extended family has because of their immigration status. For decades they have worked, worshiped, and raised families in the state. Yet at any moment, immigration agents could — and have — detained a member of his family without warning or cause, despite their deep roots in the community. With no…
aclu.org/blog/executive-branch/r…

Selected Articles: NATO Expansion Could Trigger Nuclear War
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-31
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …
globalresearch.ca/selected-artic…

62 Million People Impacted By Extreme Climate Weather In 2018
Kevin Zeese | popularresistance.org | 2019-03-31
The WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018, its 25th anniversary edition, highlights record sea level rise, as well as exceptionally high land and ocean temperatures over the past four years. This warming trend has lasted since the start of this century and is expected to continue. In 2018, most of the natural hazards which affected nearly 62 million people were associated with extreme weather and climate events. Floods continued to affect the largest number of people, more than 35 million.
popularresistance.org/62-million…

Turkey Goes to Polls for Key Local Elections
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
Turks voted Sunday in local elections which President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for Turkey and which were tarnished by violence that left two members of an Islamist party dead in the country's southeast. | RELATED: | Turkey: 'Venezuelan People Punished,' Coup Backers Fuel Crisis | Voting started at 7: 00 a.m. local time in eastern…
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkey-G…

Brazilians March Against 'Commemoration' of Military Coup
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
Several social organizations of Brazil were organizing Sunday various marches in the main cities of the country in opposition to President Jair Bolsonaro's order to commemorate the military dictatorship (1964-1985) which came to power through a coup on March 31, 1964 against democratically elected President Joà£o Goulart. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro To Netanyahu At Start of 4-Day Tour: 'I Love Israel' | Under the slogan "Dictatorship Never Again," the demonstrations will take place in Rio de…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilia…

Indianapolis rally to support Venezuela
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-31
"No sanctions, no coup, Venezuela we stand with you!"
liberationnews.org/indianapolis-…

Why There'll Be No US-Russia Reset Post-Mueller
Kevin Zeese | popularresistance.org | 2019-03-31
President Donald Trump and his White House team may have been cleared of collusion with the Kremlin in the 2016 presidential election. That startling conclusion by Special Counsel Robert Mueller after nearly two years of investigation, might be viewed by some as giving Trump freedom to now get on with normalizing relations with Moscow. Don't bet on it. The fundamental issue for Washington is that Russia is not a vassal for American imperialism. That's why there will be no reset. There will only be reset when American imperialism is replaced by a law-abiding, genuinely democratic US government. Until then, expect…
popularresistance.org/why-therel…

Bolsonaro To Netanyahu At Start of 4-Day Tour: 'I Love Israel'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro landed in the Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday reciting the Hebrew phrase "Ani ohev et Israel"–'I love Israel' in English. Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomed the Brazilian leader to his first official visit to Israel. | RELATED: | Israeli Ceasefire Condition: Cancel 'March of Return' | During his four day visit to the country that has been waging a rocket strike campaign on the Gaza Strip over the past week, Bolsonaro will also meet with President Reuve…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonar…

Venezuela Under Siege
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-31
"This opposition campaign has been one of what was called the other day in the media, circus. It's PR stunts. It's about media publicity. As ever, the opposition has not learned the fundamental key root to change that they want …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-unde…

Golan Heights, Kosovo and Crimea: A Case Study in Hypocrisy and Double Standards
James ONeill | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-31
The recent announcement by United States President Donald Trump that the US will recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights draws attention yet again to the double standards applied by NATO and its satraps including Australia to the issues of …
globalresearch.ca/golan-heights-…

Cyclone Idai Causes Devastation Compounding Economic Challenges in the Southern Africa Region
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-31
Governments throughout the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are working feverishly to provide relief to millions of people affected by cyclone Idai, a category three-to-four storm which has severely impacted three states, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, with some damage extending …
globalresearch.ca/cyclone-idai-c…

China — and Macron's U-Turn
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-31
Less than a week ago, President Macron was lambasting Italy for signing agreements with China in the context of their New Silk Road, alias President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), in the same breath he was criticizing …
globalresearch.ca/china-and-macr…

Killers of Saudi Journalist Khashoggi Trained in US: Report
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
Several members of the Saudi hit team which killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey received their training in the United States, said a report by the Washington Post. | RELATED: | UN Official: Secret Khashoggi Trial Violates International Law | Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident journalist from Saudi Arabia went into a self-im…
telesurenglish.net/news/Killers-…

Rising Politics of Intolerance and the Need for Unity
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-03-31
Over the last 20 years extreme right-wing groups have been on the rise throughout the world. They share a belief in white supremacism and conspiracy theories that allege there is a global plot to replace white Christian populations with Muslims and people of color. As socio-economic inequality has grown and immigration increased the reactionary ideology …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/03/risin…

Venezuela's Govt Extends Suspension of School Activities
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
The Venezuelan government announced Sunday that school activities will be suspended for a longer period of time across the country as a result of the recent attacks against the electric system that have caused another blackout. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Electrical Grid Hit by New Series of Attacks: Gov't | The Ministry of Communications Jorge Rodríguez r…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuel…

Ukraine: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky Leads Presidential Vote
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
According to the Central Election Commission, based on voting up to 18: 00 (Ukraine), Volodymyr Zelenskiy received 30.4 percent of the vote and current leader Petro Poroshenko in a distant second place collected 17.8 percent. Ukrainians had to choose among 39 candidates. | RELATED: | 'Ukrainian Donald Trump' Leads Presidential Election | "I would like to say 'thank…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ukraine-…

The Amateur Hour
Christopher Brauchli | commondreams.org | 2019-03-31
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, senior adviser Jared Kushner, and President Donald Trump at the White House. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Bolivia to Host 2019 World Travel Awards Regional Ceremony
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-31
La Paz, Mar 31 ( Prensa Latina ) La Paz, a wonder city of the world, will host Latin America"s 2019 World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony on July 13.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Dashcams capture meteor blazing through Florida night sky (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-31
A large green meteor was spotted blazing through the night sky in northern Florida Saturday night, and several dashboard cameras managed to capture the fireball in action. | …
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Did Felix Sater's 20 Years as an Informant Help Land Him at the Center of the Trump-Russia Story?
Johnny Dwyer | theintercept.com | 2019-03-31
"I wasn't running," Sater told The Intercept. "I don't need to worry about the morality of, 'should a candidate be involved in business?'"
theintercept.com/2019/03/31/feli…

CNN didn't get 'anything' wrong in Russiagate reporting, host claims. It didn't?
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-31
The host of CNN's State of the Union, Jake Tapper, tried to defend the network's coverage of Russiagate, claiming it actually got nothing wrong. The bold claim, however, was challenged by other journalists. | …
rt.com/usa/455221-cnn-defends-mu…

Protesters say "No to NATO" in Washington
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-30
Peace activists converged in the nation's capital to oppose what they say is aggressive NATO expansion…
therealnews.com/stories/hundreds…

Video: "Dumb Bombs", Indiscriminate Strikes and Civilian Casualties in Syrian War
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
A recent series of Russian strikes on positions of militant groups in the Syrian province of Idlib has once again caused a wave of mainstream media reports regarding civilian casualties caused by Russian bombings. According to "local activists" quoted by …
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Silencing the Whistle: The Intercept Shutters Snowden Archive, Citing Cost
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-30
The closing of The Intercept's Snowden archive will likely mean the end of any future publications, unless Glenn Greenwald's rather absurd promise of finding "the right partner … that has the funds to robustly publish" is fulfilled.
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Matt Taibbi and Aaron Maté on How Russiagate Helped Trump
Katie Halper | commondreams.org | 2019-03-30
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow chases the "Russiagate" story in a Jan. 2019 broadcast.(Photo: YouTube) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Trump Regime Approves Sale of Sensitive Nuclear Technology to Saudis
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
Saudi nuclear power ambitions are well known. For months, the Trump and Saudi regimes have been negotiating the sale of US nuclear technology to the kingdom. | Anti-nuclear expert Helen Caldicott explained that any country operating nuclear power plants "can theoretically …
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The Right to Vote Should Be Guaranteed by the Constitution
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-03-30
The Right to Vote Should Be Guaranteed by the Constitution…
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The Coldest Spot on Earth, Melting
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-03-30
Global warming is a fact of life that haunts society with consequences that hit hard, exponentially, but where nobody lives. It is happening hyper fast, and it's downright scary as major ecosystems of the planet turn upside down in nasty fashion. But none of the ecosystems has the punch of East Antarctica. Its clout is …
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The Ongoing Battle for Palestinian Justice Spans the Globe and Plays Out on Many Fronts
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-30
AIPAC, despite continuing to spend lavishly, has lost much of its charm and, in an unprecedented move, none of the candidates running to become the Democratic Party nominee for president attended this year's AIPAC conference in Washington.
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UN chief hopeful for Libya, after Quartet meeting in Tunis
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-30
Secretary-General António Guterres said he is hopeful for a solution to the eight-year long conflict in Libya, after a high-level meeting in Tunis, Tunisia, on Saturday with officials from the Arab League, the European Union and the African Union — the group known as the 'Libya Quartet.'..
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Juan Guaidó Confesses Being Behind the Sabotage of Venezuela's Electric System
Gustavo Villapol | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
"A confession from [America's] puppet pointing to evidence," said journalist Gustavo Villapol Wednesday, noting that the deputy of the National Assembly in contempt Juan Guaidó confessed to be behind the attacks perpetrated against …
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Xi's Visit Sets Tone for China-EU Relations
Liu Caiyu | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing on Wednesday after his visit to Europe, bringing a fruitful outcome and the visit assures the cooperative trend of China-EU relations, analysts noted. | The outcome of Xi's visit to Europe is "beyond …
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'We Are Running Concentration Camps': Images from El Paso Stir Outrage over Migrant Treatment
Eoin Higgins | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
Hundreds of migrants are being held by border agents in a fenced in encampment under a bridge in El Paso, leading to anger and accusations that the American government is holding people in "concentration camps." | Images posted online by reporters …
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Workers' Rights and Canada's Auto Industry: GM Oshawa: Lowered Expectations, Unexplored Opportunities
Prof. Sam Gindin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
Following an aggressive public relations campaign in which union officials questioned GM's loyalty to 'Canadian taxpayers', General Motors has apparently agreed to keep its Oshawa facility partially open. No official announcement has yet been made, but there are rumours of …
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Senator Calls for Investigation of Bernhardt's Role in Suppressing Science Showing Pesticide Harmed Nearly 1,400 Protected Species

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today called on the inspector general for the Department of the Interior to investigate Acting Secretary David Bernhardt's role in blocking a scientific assessment showing the pesticide chlorpyrifos threatens the existence of nearly 1,400 …
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Vietnam to Venezuela: US Interventionism and the Failure of the Left
Adolph Reed Jr. | commondreams.org | 2019-03-30
A boy runs past anti-American graffiti reading 'Si' signifying support for a referendum on changes to the Constitution introduced by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on December 1, 2007 in Caracas, Venezuela. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Two weeks inside one of Venezuela's notorious 'colectivos'
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-03-30
The Canary is currently in Venezuela. This is the latest in our series of on-the-ground articles. Most journalists who come to Caracas stay in the affluent … | Read more Two weeks inside one of Venezuela's notorious 'colectivos' | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/03/30/two-weeks-inside-one-of-venezuelas-notorious-colectivos/

US-Canada and Venezuela's Bay of Pigs
Eric Walberg | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-03-30
The Canadian government under Justin Trudeau is undermining not just Canada's (ok, undeserved) reputation as an honest, fair mediator, but he has chosen 2019 to make Canada the enabler of the worst of US imperial policies. Yes, the Huawei debacle is an embarrassment that will be remembered more as a joke, though possibly as the …
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Seattle is Dying
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-30
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As Washington hails victory over ISIS, media ignores massive human toll
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-30
The Pentagon's admission of 1,250 civilians killed in four years of bombardment of Iraq and Syria is a vast underestimate of the real death toll.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

UK MPs Reject May's No-Brexit/Brexit Deal for the Third Time
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
Theresa May's no-deal/deal went down by a 344 — 286 margin. Did her latest defeat signal three strikes and she's out — her coup de grace of no return? | Britain has until April 12 to crash out of the EU …
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Lost in translation: CIA ad seeking Russian speakers mocked for broken grammar
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-30
An apparent CIA poster appealing to Russian speakers to join US intelligence has been derided for failing to reconcile Russian and English grammar and mismatching fonts.
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"No deal" Brexit threatened after May's EU withdrawal agreement rejected for third time
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-30
Labour's nominally "left" leader Jeremy Corbyn is working to ensure that the gravest peacetime crisis in the history of British imperialism is resolved through the worm-eaten parliamentary system, with the working class left as spectators.
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Protests against Sudan's al-Bashir regime enter fourth month
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-30
The protests take place amid the most sustained challenge to al-Bashir's rule since he seized power in a 1989 coup.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03…

Hundreds march in Washington, DC to protest against NATO, US interference in Venezuela
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-30
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Washington, DC to oppose the upcoming NATO ministerial meeting in the US capital. The demonstrators also decried the continued US involvement in the Venezuelan political crisis. | …
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Remembrance service held for New Zealand terror attack victims
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-30
The event was used by the NZ and Australian governments to appeal for unity, demand censorship of social media and cover up their role in creating the conditions for the fascist attack.
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Miami-Dade mayor gives Guaido's wife 'key to the county' as US fawns over rebel 'first lady'
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-30
Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Venezuela's US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, was given the royal treatment by officials in Miami-Dade, who gave the self-proclaimed 'first lady' the key to the county. | …
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Dem 2020 favorite Biden rebuffs 'awkward kiss' allegations
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-30
A favorite for the 2020 race among Democratic Party voters, former Vice President Joe Biden, shrugged off accusations of "inappropriate" behavior leveled at him by fellow Democrat Lucy Flores. | …
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War, Peace and Presidential Candidates
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-29
Forty-five years after Congress passed the War Powers Act in the wake of the Vietnam War, it has finally used it for the first time, to try to end the U.S.-Saudi war on the people of Yemen and to recover its constitutional authority over questions of war and peace. This hasn't stopped the war yet,…
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Pelosi and McConnell: Cranking Up Bipartisan Madness for NATO
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-29
When Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell teamed up to invite NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to address a joint session of Congress, they had every reason to expect the April 3 speech to be a big hit with U.S. media and political elites. The establishment is eager to affirm the sanctity of support for the…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/29/pelo…

Russia Defies US Threats Over Venezuela
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-29
Trump insists Russia 'get out' of Venezuela; Vijay Prashad says Russia is protecting its own economic interests, billions in outstanding loans…
therealnews.com/stories/russia-d…

Redacted Tonight Highlights New Laws That Target Pipeline Protesters with $Millon Fines, 10 Years in Jail
Nick Rehwaldt | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-29
Big Oil, working through ALEC in at least eight states, decided to up the ante in an attempt to ensure that no other massive petroleum or natural gas project ever gets canceled because of protesters risking life, limb, and lengthy prison time and fines.
mintpressnews.com/big-oil-target…

Widespread Arab protests hit Trump's support for Israeli theft of the Golan
Cale Holmes | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-29
The U.S. recognition of the Golan as Israeli territory is part of a deliberate attempt to colonize Syria and weaken the right of Palestinians and all those displaced by Israeli aggression to return to their land.
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Gaza, Stonewall: Izzy Mustafa on Why People Rise Up
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-29
Every Friday since March 30, 2018, in what's known as the Great March of Return, Palestinians in Gaza come to the Israeli border fence to protest nearly twelve years of a blockade that has made Gaza into what's often called the world's largest open-air prison. They also come to invoke UN Resolution 194, their right…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/29/gaza…

Stand By for Space Wars
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-29
There was much international news in mid-March, although little of it was encouraging for those who prefer peace to war, handshakes to saber-rattling, and cooperation to confrontation. On March 27 India's Prime Minister Modi tweeted with nauseating smugness that his forces had destroyed a satellite in earth orbit at a height of 300 kilometers (the International Space…
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A Dangerous Precedent: US Recognition of Israel's Annexation of the Syrian Golan
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-29
Phyllis Bennis explains that Trump's decision is a setback for peace all over the world. The US has isolated itself diplomatically in support of Netanyahu's campaign to win the elections, but recovery will be long…
therealnews.com/stories/a-danger…

Guterres lauds UN peacekeeping, highlights need to bridge 'critical' gaps
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-29
United Nations Peacekeeping missions are working flat out and need to be made "stronger and safer", Secretary-General António Guterres told a major ministerial pledging conference on Friday, stressing that "critical" gaps must be bridged, so they can deliver better, on behalf of the people they serve.
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Headlines for March 29, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-29
NY Sues Sackler Family, Purdue & Other Drug Cos. for Profiting from Opioid Crisis, Dems Press AG William Barr on 300+-Page Mueller Report, HUD Sues Facebook over Discriminatory Housing Ads, Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló to Trump: "I'll Punch the Bully in the Mouth", Philippines: Rappler Founder Maria Ressa Arrested for 2nd Time, Venezuela: Gov't Bans Opposition Head Guaidó from Running for Office, Saudi Authorities Temporarily Release 3 Women Activists, Somalia: At Least 15 People Killed in al-Shabab Attack, Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah Freed After 5 Years in Prison, U.K.: Lawmakers to Vote on Key Text Two We…
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Kamala Harris Calls for Teacher Raises–An Anomaly in Presidential Politics
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-29
Democratic frontrunner calls for $315 billion investment–education activists, such as Lois Weiner, say it's still not enough…
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Guaido Set to Enact Uprising Rooted in US Regime-Change Operations Manual
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-29
With its hands tied when it comes to military intervention, only covert actions — such as those described in the RED Team document — are likely to be enacted by the U.S. government, at least at this stage of its ongoing "regime change" effort in Venezuela.
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