Daily Archives: May 1, 2019

2019-05-01: News Headlines

Dave Lindorff (2019-05-01). It's Looking Like Another Failed Coup Attempt by the US and Its Puppet Guaid√≥ in Venezuela. commondreams.org US puppet Juan Guaid√≥ speaks to reporters during his failed coup attempt yesterday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Jon Queally (2019-05-01). Biden Sides With Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo in Backing Venezuela Coup Effort. mintpressnews.com The Democratic frontrunner characterizes effort to overthrow the elected government of President Nicolas Maduro at gunpoint, as just another benign effort to "restore democracy" in Latin America. | Despite progressive critics and anti-war voices speaking forcefully against the Trump administration's overt backing of the attempted coup d'état by rightwing opposition forces in Venezuela on Tuesday, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden aligned himself with the White House by…

Craig Murray (2019-05-01). Venezuela and Binary Choice: Juan Guaido's Coup Attempt. globalresearch.ca When a CIA-backed military coup is attempted by a long term CIA puppet, roared on by John Bolton and backed with the offer of Blackwater mercenaries, in the country with the world's largest oil reserves, I have no difficulty whatsoever …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-01). Venezuelan Military Putsch Defeated as Leopoldo Lopez Takes Refuge in Spanish Embassy. globalresearch.ca "Interim President" Juan Guaido and right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez spearheaded an unsuccessful coup attempt in Caracas on Tuesday. | The thwarted uprising started in the early morning hours when renegade military and intelligence officers reportedly released Lopez from house arrest. …

RT (2019-05-01). 'You're from Florida, not Caracas': Marco Rubio's Twitter fest supporting Guaido gets a bashing. rt.com US Senator Marco Rubio has emerged as a primary backer of the ongoing attempted coup in Venezuela, as he rushed to Twitter to show his support for Washington protégé Juan Guaido — and faced much criticism from the Twitteratti.

Venezuelanalysis (2019-05-01). Venezuela: Failed Military Coup in Caracas. Guaido Seeks Refuge at Spanish Embassy. globalresearch.ca UPDATE: May 1st, 2019. Failed Military Coup. Guaido and Lopez Seek Refuge at Spanish Embassy | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressed the country in a televised speech on Tuesday evening, accusing those responsible for the military uprising of trying to provoke …

Venezuelanalysis (2019-05-01). Venezuela: Failed Military Coup in Caracas. Leopold Lopez Seeks Refuge at Spanish Embassy. globalresearch.ca UPDATE: May 1st, 2019. Failed Military Coup. Lopez Seek Refuge at Spanish Embassy | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressed the country in a televised speech on Tuesday evening, accusing those responsible for the military uprising of trying to provoke a "massacre" …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-05-01). Violent, Bigoted Supporters of Juan Guaidó Attempt to Invade Venezuela's D.C. Embassy. mintpressnews.com The violence and bigotry of the opposition has made the embassy protectors even more resolute in their cause. They worry that should the opposition come to power in Venezuela, the bigotry they witnessed first-hand in D.C. would become the law of the land there. | WASHINGTON — Emboldened by the attempted military coup — and amidst the ongoing tenancy of the Embassy Protection Collective at Venezuela's Washington embassy at the invitation of the legitimate government of Venezuela — opposition activists rallied on Tuesday, hurling racist and homophobic slurs at members of the Collective. On several…

ZeroHedge (2019-05-01). Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks in UK Prison for Skipping Bail in 2012. mintpressnews.com The Wikileaks founder is facing a separate court hearing on Thursday over a US extradition request. | Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in a UK prison — close to the maximum sentence — for skipping bail in 2012 to seek refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, setting off a seven-year showdown with UK law enforcement and the US that ended with his arrest earlier this month, WSJ reports. | Judge Deborah Taylor said during the sentencing that it wou…

teleSUR (2019-05-01). 25 Venezuelan Troops Seek Asylum in Brazil After Coup Attempt. telesurenglish.net About 25 Venezuelan troops have sought asylum in Brazil's embassy in Caracas, Brazil's government spokesperson Otavio Rêgo Barros said Wednesday, shortly after the attempted coup against President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Who Is Leopoldo Lopez, Co-Author of Venezuela's Failed Coup? | In an interview with Folha de S.Paulo, Rêgo Ba…

teleSUR (2019-05-01). Police Attack Venezuela Solidarity Rally In Argentina. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, police in Buenos Aires heavily repressed a large protest at the Venezuelan Embassy in Argentina. The protesters showing solidarity with the Bolivarian government against the military coup that was ongoing at the time. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | "That guy shot me in the head" exclaimed one protester who had been hit by a police tear gas canister shot from close range. Videos of the moment were captured on Argentina's C5N channe…

RT (2019-05-01). Guaido supporters confront anti-intervention activists at Venezuelan Embassy in DC (VIDEO). rt.com Police have shut down the entrance to the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC, as crowds backing the country's opposition confront the activists who have been defending the building for over two weeks.

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-05-01). Iran Rejects All Negotiations but Signals Domestic Differences: Its Confidence Remains Intact in the Face of Severe Sanctions. globalresearch.ca Despite the positive approach by Iran Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif proposing a humanitarian exchange of prisoners between Washington and Tehran (in an attempt to break the stalemate and ease the current tension), Iranian Speaker Ali Larijani and 'Iranian Revolutionary Guard …

teleSUR (2019-05-01). Iran Gets Around US Gas Sanctions. telesurenglish.net U.S. sanctions have hit Iranian oil production, however, the country has been able to boost natural gas production despite attempts to suffocate the country economically. | RELATED: | Big Tech Censors Iranian Media Yet Again | Hassan Montazer Torbati, head of the country's national gas company NIGC, announced that sales of natural gas to the country's neighbors are increasing and are set to do so further, defying U.S. attempts to cripple the country's economy.

Staff (2019-05-01). Gaza's Economic Crisis Sends Territory Into Poverty and Chaos. therealnews.com Dr. Omar Shaban discusses the World Bank report on the shrinking Gaza economy and how Israeli sanctions and restrictions have destroyed a once thriving economy…

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-05-01). Black Alliance for Peace Condemns Trump Administration's Attempt to Impose U.S. Puppet Government on People of Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Not satisfied with the orgy of violence successive U.S. administrations have imposed on the world over the last two decades in the Middle East and North Africa, the Trump administration—with the full support of a majority of Democrats and the …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-05-01). The Planning of a Coup against Venezuela: Chile, September 11, 1973: The Ingredients of a Military Coup. The Imposition of a Neoliberal Agenda. globalresearch.ca In early 1970s, in a note to the CIA, Henry Kissinger recommended "Make the economy scream." The same concept has been applied to Venezuela, with advanced techniques of financial warfare.

Teddy Ostrow (2019-05-01). Zero Percent of US Corporate Media Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca A FAIR survey of US opinion journalism on Venezuela found no voices in elite corporate media that opposed regime change in that country. Over a three-month period (1/15/19—4/15/19), zero opinion pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post took …

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-05-01). Biden Sides With Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo in Backing Coup Effort in Venezuela. commondreams.org Democratic frontrunner characterizes effort to overthrow elected goverment of President Nicolas Maduro at gunpoint just another benign effort to "restore democracy" in Latin America | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Whitney Webb (2019-05-01). Leopoldo López Emerges from House Arrest to Bless Failed Coup and Invite US Gov't into Guaidó Regime. mintpressnews.com As his statement yesterday and his past have revealed, Leopoldo López's machinations will be in service to the U.S. government, his greatest political patron, as opposed to the people of his country. | CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Amid the early morning chaos of yesterday's failed US backed coup attempt in Venezuela, Leopoldo López — the political mentor and top adviser to self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaidó — made a startling claim to a group of international journalists gathered outside the La Carlota airbase…

WSWS (2019-05-01). Guaidó launches abortive military coup in Venezuela. wsws.org By late Tuesday, there was little indication that Guaidó's call had provoked any significant uprising within Venezuela's military.

teleSUR (2019-05-01). UK Labour Hold Solidarity Event For Bolivia And Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Labour Party members in the U.K. came together on Tuesday to celebrate the progressive gains made by Bolivia's leftist government, which is led by the popular President Evo Morales. However, as the attempted coup in Venezuela unfolded, the speakers raised the importance of solidarity with the Bolivarian country. | RELATED: | Bolivia Under Evo Morales: 13 Years of Reclaiming Sovereignty | The event was organised by "Labour Friends Of A Progressive Latin America", which is a ca…

teleSUR (2019-05-01). Venezuela: Maduro Holds US, Bolton Responsible for Coup Attempt. telesurenglish.net The United States government was responsible for leading the attempted coup on April 30 and demanded an investigation against that nation, President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday. | RELATED | Venezuela: Thousands Rally in Streets for Labor Day After Failed Coup Attempt | "John Bolton led yesterday's coup, I'm sure of that," the president said, referring to the U.S. National Security Advisor. | He also stressed that the coup conspiracy was defeated be…

Editor (2019-05-01). End all coup attempts on Venezuela! workers.org April 30 — Anti-imperialists in the United States must unite once more, just as we did in February, March and April, to stop the coup that U.S. imperialism is attempting to carry out against the Bolivarian government of Venezuela and against all the workers, farmers, Indigenous and poor people of . . . | Continue reading End all coup attempts on Venezuela! at Workers.org

plenglish (2019-05-01). Coup Attempt in Venezuela, a Weakness of the Opposition. plenglish.com La Paz, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The attempted coup d"état in Venezuela shows the weakness of the internal opposition, which needs external support to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro, said Bolivian political scientist and ex-minister of government Hugo Moldiz.

teleSUR (2019-05-01). Venezuela: Thousands Rally in Streets for Labor Day. telesurenglish.net Labor forces and the Venezuelan people mobilized on the streets of Caracas Wednesday to celebrate International Workers' Day in honor of the workforce which has seen 20 years of the Bolivarian Revolution. | RELATED: | Cuba Celebrates Labor Day with 'Unity, Commitment and Victory' | People began to gather in the morning in support of President Nicolas Maduro and his government, while others were taking to the streets to show their dissent — both crowds seemingly in the thousands a…

teleSUR (2019-05-01). Trump Nominates Disgraced Ambassador to Represent US in Bogota. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday his plans to nominate the former ambassador to Bolivia, Philip Goldberg, to represent the United States in Colombia. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | In a desperate attempt to replace an Obama-era official in Bogota, President Trump hardly hesitated before revealing his hopes…

RT (2019-05-01). 'Do the right thing': US admiral demands sensible end to Maduro's 'brutal dictatorship'. rt.com US Admiral Craig Faller called on the government of Venezuela to 'do the right thing' and participate in a peaceful transition of power, slamming the country's government as a dictatorship.

plenglish (2019-05-01). Venezuelans Called to Great March in Defense of Sovereignty. plenglish.com Caracas, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan revolutionary forces are called on Wednesday to a great popular demonstration in defense of the nation"s sovereignty on International Workers" Day.

Fight Back (2019-05-01). La delegación de FRSO en Venezuela se reúne con el Ministro de Comunas. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – La delegación de la Organización Socialista del Camino a la Libertad (FRSO) en Venezuela se reunió con la Ministra de Comunas Blanca Eckhout, después de su discurso triunfante sobre la construcción de 2.6 millones de nuevas viviendas. Eckhout citó a Hugo Chávez y dijo: "Nuestra nueva sociedad no puede ser capitalista porque el capitalismo está diseñado para destruir nuestra patria, nuestra sociedad y nuestra gente". | La delegación de la FRSO se reúne con comunistas, figuras políticas progresistas y miembros del gobierno de Venezuela.

Peter Lackowski (2019-05-01). Message From Caracas. counterpunch.org Last Saturday we went to a March to celebrate the finalization, after a two year wait, of Venezuela's departure from the OAS. We saw hundreds of militia members. There seem to be as many women as men—my subjective impression—and a large proportion of people of very advanced age. We met a group the next day More

W. T. Whitney (2019-05-01). Social Unrest as Obstacle to Colombian Military Intervention in Venezuela. counterpunch.org Rightwing Colombian governments, obedient to the United States and unhappy with socialist Venezuela, have provided muscle behind the U.S. push for regime change there. What are the capacities of Colombia to intervene militarily in Venezuela? The mainstream and alternative media offer little in this regard. The argument here is that political instability in Colombia is More

RT (2019-05-01). Russia has NUKES in Venezuela? Fox News seemingly misrepresents guest's claim. rt.com If there was a clickbait headline competition, Fox News has just produced one that could easily win it. The network said one of its guests believes Russia has nuclear missiles in Venezuela, and presumably no one but him noticed.

plenglish (2019-05-01). We Demand End of US Blockade and Political Hostility, Diaz-Canel Says. plenglish.com Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Monday the May 1 parade will be a scene to denounce the US aggressiveness against Venezuela and Nicaragua and demand the rapid release of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Editor (2019-05-01). !Alto a las sanciones estadounidenses! workers.org La pandilla que anuncia las políticas de Washington ha establecido un programa de castigo, dirigido a poblaciones de países en tres continentes. Cualquier tribunal internacional honesto los acusaría de crímenes contra la humanidad. Los manifestantes en Nueva York se unen a millones de personas que rechazan las sanciones de los . . . | Continue reading !Alto a las sanciones estadounidenses! at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-05-01). 'Hands off Ilhan': Black Women in Solidarity With Ilhan Omar. telesurenglish.net Dozens of women from the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of African-American advocates, gathered Tuesday in support of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar who has been a target of hate-speech and trolling by right-wing politicians and their supporters. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Was Right on 'Black Hawk Down' Events in Somalia Despite Right-wing Media's Lies | The women gathered in front of Washington's Capitol building chanting, "We love you" to Omar in the e…

teleSUR (2019-05-01). Libya Intercepts Migrants as Fighting in Tripoli Slows. telesurenglish.net The Libyan coast guard has stopped 113 migrants trying to reach Italy over the past two days, the United Nations said Wednesday, as boat departures resume following a lull in fighting between rival forces in Libya. | RELATED | Tripoli's Only Functioning Airport Reopens Amid Ongoing Battle | The western Libyan coast is a major departure point primarily for African migrants fleeing conflict and poverty, trying to reach Italy across the Mediterranean Sea with the help of human traf…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-05-01). The Spontaneous "Military Coup" in Caracas was Meant to Fail? globalresearch.ca Was it a military coup? | Anybody who has lived in Caracas, knows that you cannot wage a spontaneous military coup starting up in Chacaito, an upper middle class residential area, with a view to eventually marching towards the Miraflores presidential …

Global Research News (2019-05-01). Selected Articles: The Spontaneous "Military Coup" in Caracas Was Meant to Fail? 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 …

RT (2019-05-01). As Russiagate sputters, MSNBC hosts show undying faith in Robert Mueller. rt.com Top MSNBC hosts and married couple Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have creeped out the internet with a bizarre Twitter post, apparently paying homage to special counsel Robert Mueller by displaying his portrait at their home.

South Front (2019-05-01). US State Department Offers $4.5 Million Grant to "Investigate" Civilian Casualties in Syria and Iraq. globalresearch.ca The US Department of State (DOS) offered a grant opportunity for " Promoting Accountability in Iraq and Syria For Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes," on April 16th. | The grant has a funding floor of $500,000 …

Prof. Henry Francis B. Espiritu (2019-05-01). Tolerance and Spirituality: Debunking the Islamophobic View of an "Intolerant Islam" globalresearch.ca Mass media portray Islamic societies to be intolerant of other's religious and ideological persuasions. Authentic Islam—as contained in the pristine revelation of the Qur-an—promotes tolerance, harmony, and goodwill of all peoples despite their differences.

Peter Koenig (2019-05-01). Sri Lanka: Candidate for a New NATO Base? globalresearch.ca Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to more than 350 people. Depending on who counts, the death toll varies. The devastation took place in in several …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-01). Putin's Wholehearted Defense of China's Belt and Road Puts Him at Serious Odds with India's PM Modi. globalresearch.ca The Russian leader's wholehearted defense of China's Belt & Road Initiative at last week's yearly forum on this global series of megaprojects stands in stark contrast to the position of India's Prime Minister, thus reinforcing the notion that Putin and …

Julian Assange (2019-05-01). Video: "Clinton Foundation and IS Funded from the Same Sources": Julian Assange interview with John Pilger. globalresearch.ca This interview was conducted and published in November 2016. | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stated that Hillary Clinton's Clinton Foundation and the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) are funded from the same sources. | He was speaking about the organisation's latest …

Mark Taliano (2019-05-01). Western Military Industrial Complex Creates Unreasonable Fear: Tactic to Divert Tax-Payers Money into Weapons Production. globalresearch.ca The Canadian political analyst and Research Associate at Global Research, Mark Taliano, has affirmed that the West does not have a free press and all of the information to which most western people are exposed is delivered by about …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-05-01). How Trump Policies Exacerbate Income Inequality in America. globalresearch.ca Earlier last month I was interviewed by the FNA international news agency on the income inequality trend in the US and asked whether Trump policies have been contributing to it. The following is the verbatim transcript of the interview published …

John W. Whitehead (2019-05-01). Predator Cops, Guilty of Sex Crimes Against Women and Children, Are a Menace to Society. globalresearch.ca " Sexual predation by police officers happens far more often than people in the business are willing to admit."—Former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper | How could this be happening right under our noses? | That's what readers wanted to know …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-01). The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Is the Perfect Opportunity for Pakistan to Pivot to Africa. globalresearch.ca All Great Powers, including most recently even Russia and India, are increasingly expanding their influence in Africa as they seek to take part in the continent's expected growth across this century, and CPEC provides the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to …

Comitato No Nato (2019-05-01). NATO Demolishes the Libyan State. globalresearch.ca The Following text is Section 6 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, …

EWG (2019-05-01). Trump EPA Sides with Bayer/Monsanto over Science, Claims Cancer-Causing Glyphosate Weedkiller 'Safe'. globalresearch.ca The Environmental Protection Agency said today the active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto's carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup is safe, ignoring a growing body of independent research showing a strong connection between glyphosate and cancer in humans. | "Today's decision by Administrator Wheeler, like virtually …

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2019-05-01). China's Belt and Road Initiative: Towards a Just World? globalresearch.ca The Belt Road Initiative (BRI) also known as the One Belt One Road (OBOR) project could well emerge as the obor (the flame in Indonesian or Malay) that will blaze the trail in the evolution of a new epoch in …

The Global Research Team (2019-05-01). A World Without War: Global Research Needs Your Support. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change including a world without war. We are as committed as ever to the struggle for Peace, but …

Scott Ritter (2019-05-01). My Letter from Joe Biden. truthdig.com Author's note: The 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition will go down in history as one of the greatest geopolitical disasters in modern history. Then-Sen. Joe Biden was in a unique position to prevent this war from happening. That he chose not to speaks volumes about the man who now seeks to become the next president of the United States. My personal experiences with Biden from 1998 to 2002 provide a window into the character of the man that Americans should familiarize themselves with before considering whether to give him their support. | "I envy your position. I sincerely do.

SouthFront (2019-05-01). US State Department Offers $4.5m Grant to "Investigate" Civilian Casualties in Syria and Iraq. mintpressnews.com This is further evidence that the US plans on perpetuating its presence in both Syria and Iraq, whether by actual US troops remaining there or through their Kurdish proxies in the region. | The US Department of State (DOS) offered a grant opportunity for " Promoting Accountability in Iraq and Syria For Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes," on April 16th. | The grant has a funding floor of $500,000 and an upper limit of $4,500,000. It expects to award the grant to 3 companies or organizations. | US and Foreign non-profi…

commondreams (2019-05-01). NIAC Condemns the Iranian Government for the Executions of Two Minors. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-05-01). 'Important' Bill in Congress Would Bar Israel From Using U.S. Funds to Imprison, Abuse Palestinian Children. commondreams.org "Israel's system of military juvenile detention is state-sponsored child abuse designed to intimidate and terrorize Palestinian children and their families." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

commondreams (2019-05-01). Senate to Vote Soon on Overriding Trump's Veto of Yemen War Powers Resolution. commondreams.org ______________________________…

teleSUR (2019-05-01). 'Lula Will Have no Chance of Freedom', Threatens Bolsonaro. telesurenglish.net During an interview with local Brazilian media, the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday that his government will work to assure that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva "serves until the last day of prison." | RELATED: | Lula: 'Reduced Sentence Unfair For Man Who Committed No Crime' | "As far as we are concerned, he will have no chance of obtaining his freedom," said Bolsonaro, according to Jornal GGN, a Brazilian broadcast company. | Although Lula's freedom do…

RT (2019-05-01). Secret US Military Action in Africa. dissidentvoice.org A new report has uncovered 36 code-named US military operations in Africa. This comes after last year's news that US special forces were operating in west Africa's Niger. Maurice Carney, executive director of Friends of the Congo, joins RT America's Manila Chan to unpack the news.

Dean Baker (2019-05-01). The Trade Games Are Back. counterpunch.org U.S. trade policy is truly fascinating. Probably more than in any other area of public policy, trade agreements are structured by corporate interests behind closed doors. Then when a deal is produced, the establishment media and economists insist that we have to support the deal behind the important principle of "free trade." The opponents are More

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-05-01). Who Will Be the War Candidate in 2020? counterpunch.org "The president has said he doesn't want to see this country wrapped up in endless wars… and I agree with that," Bernie Sanders said to the Fox News audience last week at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Then, looking directly at the camera, he added: "Mr. President, tonight you have the opportunity to do something extraordinary: sign that More

Daniel Falcone (2019-05-01). What Happened to the New and Improved Bernie Sanders? counterpunch.org Bernie Sanders kicked off his campaign just about two months ago in Brooklyn, New York opening with a speech saying, "we are going to defeat the most dangerous president in modern history." He urged for "an economy which works for all, not just the 1%." In the first sentences of his speech he remarked that More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-05-01). Sokal 2.0: Hoaxing Cultural Studies. counterpunch.org In the 1990s, NYU physicist Alan D. Sokal did the groves of academy a sterling service that should have earned him plaudits etched in gold. It began with the meaningless yet teasing "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Theory," published in Social Text. It is a ribbing article that still reads with More

Kenn Orphan (2019-05-01). Social Media and the Society of the Spectacle. counterpunch.org Every day we are bombarded with the imagery of empire and capital. It is relentless. Our minds have become both a marketplace and a commodity to be traded. And it is a lucrative industry with Facebook and Google as prime examples. Their data collection and surveillance typify a conjoining of the state and capitalist economy; and they have carved out insidious new spaces in the human brain to coerce self-imposed censorship and conformity to the prevailing consumerist global order. More

David Swanson (2019-05-01). The Secretary of the Navy Lied to Congress. counterpunch.org Read this Military.com article from Friday: "Do U.S. High Schools Bar Military Recruiters? Activists Try to Call Pentagon's Bluff." It discusses the offer that Pat Elder and I made to award funding to any school that could be identified as one of the over 1,100 public high schools that the Secretary of the Navy told More

Erik Molvar (2019-05-01). Time to End the Use of M-44 Cyanide Bombs. counterpunch.org Earth Day was last Monday, and I would like to suggest a gift of immense value that USDA Wildlife Services could give to all the residents of Idaho: A permanent end to the use of M-44 'cyanide bombs' statewide. These devices are planted like land mines to poison coyotes and other wildlife, and employ spring-loaded More

Robert Hunziker (2019-05-01). Bavarians Vote to Stop Extinction. counterpunch.org The world is in the throes of an extinction crisis unlike any throughout paleoclimate history, aka: the Sixth Mass Extinction, keeping in mind that the normal "background rate" for extinction is 1-to-5 species gone per year. But, what if it is five (5) every 24 hours? Answer: It's a lot more than that. According to More

Kenneth Surin (2019-05-01). From the UK to Greece: Austerity's Vicious Political Agenda. counterpunch.org Adam Tooze's magnificently panoramic Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (2018) is required reading for every individual wishing to be well-informed about our global financial system, whose fitting mantra is "put Wall Street first, worry about Main Street later". Crashed merits a review devoted to it in its entirety, which I hope to More

Robert Hunziker (2019-05-01). Bavarians Vote to Stop Extinction. counterpunch.org The world is in the throes of an extinction crisis unlike any throughout paleoclimate history, aka: the Sixth Mass Extinction, keeping in mind that the normal "background rate" for extinction is 1-to-5 species gone per year. But, what if it's five (5) every 24 hours? Answer: It's a lot more than that. The current worldwide More

RT (2019-05-01). US test-launches nuclear-capable Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (VIDEO). rt.com The US has tested an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM, launching it from southern California towards the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. The nuclear-capable missile successfully hit its target.

teleSUR (2019-05-01). Indonesia: $33 Billion Proposal to Move Capital Lacks Details. telesurenglish.net Several factors such as overpopulation, air pollution, and climate change are pushing for Indonesia's President Joko Widodo to re-introduce a common proposal since the 1950s – to move the country's capital from Jakarta elsewhere. | RELATED: | Indonesian Landslides, Floods Kill 29 People | The northern belt of the capital is particularly vulnerable due to rising sea levels and tides that consistently pour over the seawall – the only barrier protecting four million people who currently live four m…

WSWS (2019-05-01). General Motors reports $2.1 billion first-quarter profits as job cuts take their toll. wsws.org GM managed yet another quarter of huge profits amid mounting signs of a global economic slowdown by continuing its ruthless cost cutting.

RT (2019-05-01). 'Mind-bendingly bizarre': Barr hearing shows 'Russiagate' still has hold on US politics. rt.com Attorney General William Barr's marathon testimony before the US Senate has shown that the political establishment is still clinging onto the 'Russiagate' conspiracy, even after the Mueller report should have debunked it.

RT (2019-05-01). Mueller to testify to Congress on Russiagate probe in May. rt.com Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify before US Congress on the probe he conducted into claims that Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government to swing elections, Jerry Nadler announced.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-05-01). 'We Cannot Stand for This Deception': Democrats Demand Probe Into Barr Amid News of Mueller Criticism. commondreams.org "Barr's spin on the Mueller report shows he's acting like the president's lawyer, not the American people's lawyer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-05-01). Mueller, unsatisfied with media misinterpreting Barr's summary, sparks more misinterpretations. rt.com Special counsel Robert Mueller was not pleased with the media's reaction to AG William Barr's summary of his report, according to a letter he wrote which is already being (mis)interpreted by mainstream media.

Juan Cole (2019-05-01). Does Mueller's Angry Letter Prove Barr Lied to Congress? commondreams.org Mueller's report has 10 key instances of potential obstruction by Trump, which Mueller apparently wanted to see Barr underline in some way. (Photo: Screen shot / YouTube) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Juan Cole (2019-05-01). Does Mueller's Angry Letter Prove Barr Lied to Congress? truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky at WaPo broke the story that Special Counsel Bob Mueller wrote a sharp letter to Attorney General William Barr to protest the 4-page summary Barr put out before releasing the Mueller report to the public.

Fréa Lockley (2019-05-01). The DWP's lack of planning for Universal Credit means 'destitution' for even more people. thecanary.co The cross-party Work and Pensions select committee (WPSC) has urged the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to take urgent action. MPs warned that Universal Credit claimants could be left "destitute" if the DWP fails to act. | "Managed migration": | Universal Credit is the DWP's flagship welfare payment. It combines six old means-tested benefits, including tax credits. From the outset, it's been dogged…

Fight Back (2019-05-01). May Day 2019: Build the fight to defeat Trump and the 1%. fightbacknews.org May 1, International Workers Day, is a celebration of the heroic struggle for a better world waged by workers and oppressed people around the world. Monopoly capitalism is the system we fight against. This system is everywhere, from our low wages and the lack of affordable health care, to racist and bigoted laws, to the neverending war and oppression felt around the globe. | Monopoly capitalism is a doomed system that is destined to give way to socialism, a system that puts working people before profits. The road to revolution and socialism grows shorter as workers and oppressed people gather together and organiz…

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-05-01). April 30 From Vietnam to Venezuela: Workers Defeat U.S. Imperialism. indybay.org While we watch the defeat of U.S. imperialism in Venezuela unfold, we remember that on April 30, 1975, Victory in Vietnam Day and the Eve of May Day, International Workers' Day, the workers and peasants of Vietnam defeated the mightiest, deadliest war machine since that of Nazi Germany, namely that of American imperialism, at the cost of the lives of 3 million Vietnamese, 1 million Cambodians, 1 million Laotians, 58,000 Americans and thousands of other people.

Stephen Corry (2019-05-01). Stop the war against Brazil's tribal peoples. indybay.org President Jair Bolsonaro has "declared war" on Brazil's tribal peoples, but you can help. | Will you send him a message today and ask him to stop Brazil's genocide?>

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-05-01). 'Nice But Extremely Insufficient': Critics Warn Bill to Keep US in Paris Agreement No Solution to Climate Emergency. commondreams.org Progressives are urging federal lawmakers to pursue a "real solution" to the climate crisis as House Democrats gear up for a vote this week on a bill to block President Donald Trump from ditching the Paris climate agreement. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

WSWS Repost (2019-05-01). White House correspondents' tribute to press freedom silent on Assange and Manning. indybay.org The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner was a miserable and cowardly spectacle that reflected the deeply right-wing character of the American media.

Derrick Broze (2019-05-01). Coup Attempt in Venezuela: What You're Not Being Told. theantimedia.com The reality of the situation in Venezuela is much more complicated than the likes of CNN would have the American people believe. (TMU) — The turbulent situation that has been unfolding in Venezuela for the last few years reached new heights on Tuesday as opposition leader and self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaidó attempted to wrangle power away …

Peace & Freedom Party (2019-05-01). Peoples Park Preservation. indybay.org StarryPlough 3101 Shattuck…

Jason Ditz (2019-05-01). US Claims Maduro Was Going to Flee Venezuela, but the Russians Stopped Him. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — When the Venezuelan coup attempt launched earlier on Tuesday, the Trump administration likely didn't figure on having to justify its failure, when officials were loudly endorsing what they had dubbed Operacion Libertad. By evening, the operation had failed, however, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to CNN to try to pin the blame …

reposted (2019-05-01). Ross Camp TRO Hearing. indybay.org District Judge Edward J. Davila's court, San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 1 – 5th Floor – 280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113…

Dave Id (2019-05-01). Free Palestine: Settler Terror and Ethnic Cleansing, April 30, 2019. indybay.org April 30, 2019: This series on Indybay amplifies stories of the Palestinian people and their struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. These excerpts from the last few weeks are compiled from comprehensive coverage by the International Middle East Media Center. Please, follow and support their work.

Dan Bacher (2019-05-01). Judge fines pipeline company $3.3 million for 2015 Santa Barbara oil spill. indybay.org Missing from the press releases from the Santa Barbara County DA's Office, Attorney General's Office and environmental groups and the superficial press coverage of the spill, the investigation, the jury trial and sentencing is one of the biggest and most ironic stories regarding the Refugio Oil Spill. In a classic example of the deep regulatory capture that pervades what passes for "marine protection" in California, the head of the oil industry trade association, the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), that lobbies for the Plains All American Pipeline corporation happens to be the very same "marine guard…

Gerry Condon (2019-05-01). This US-Back Rightwing Coup Attempt in Venezuela Must Be Condemned. commondreams.org Pro-Guaid√≥ police officers walk around Altamira distribuitor on April 30, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. Through a live broadcast via social media, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising against the government of Nicol√°s Maduro. (Photo: Carolain Caraballo/Vizzor Image/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-05-01). Pompeo Says US Prepared to Take Military Action in Venezuela "If That's What's Required" commondreams.org "The team that brought you Iraq seems to thrive on death, destruction, and spending workers' hard earned tax dollars," said one anti-war activist | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Dave Lindorff (2019-05-01). It Looks Like Another Failed US Coup in Venezuela. counterpunch.org The imperialist neocons infesting the Trump administration, and the orange-faced joke of a president himself, may think they can invent their own reality through propaganda, as Bush's "brain" Karl Rove used to claim about the Bush/Cheney administration, but when it comes to Latin America, they fail to realize how deeply the people of that continent loath and resent the US and its colonial-era Monroe Doctrine. More

RT (2019-05-01). US Air Force deploys F-35As on their FIRST combat mission (PHOTOS). rt.com Nearly three years after the US Air Force declared F-35As fit for combat duty, two of the stealth jets have finally seen real action over the mountains of Iraq, bombing Islamic State targets, the military has announced.

Miranda Spencer (2019-05-01). Establishment Media and the Green New Deal: New Wine in Old Bottles. commondreams.org Washington Post depiction of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announcing the proposal for a Green New Deal. (Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg News) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-05-01). Pentagon: American Public Doesn't Need to Know How Much Territory We've Lost in Afghanistan. commondreams.org "The only people who don't know what's going on are the people who are paying for all of this, and that's the American taxpayer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

CP Editor (2019-05-01). The Weirdos: We Got the Neutron Bomb. counterpunch.org

CP Editor (2019-05-01). Why Joe Biden shouldn't get the Black vote in the 2020 Presidential Election. counterpunch.org

Jake Johnson (2019-04-30). Mike Pence Confirms: "We Are With" the Coup Plotters in Venezuela. mintpressnews.com The Vice President's affirmation of U.S. support was echoed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton. | 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 @jguaido, the National Assembly and all the freedom-loving people of Venezu…

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Venezuelan Military Putsch Defeated as Leopoldo Lopez Takes Refuge in Spanish Embassy
Ricardo Vaz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
"Interim President" Juan Guaido and right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez spearheaded an unsuccessful coup attempt in Caracas on Tuesday. | The thwarted uprising started in the early morning hours when renegade military and intelligence officers reportedly released Lopez from house arrest. …
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Venezuela: Failed Military Coup in Caracas. Guaido Seeks Refuge at Spanish Embassy
Venezuelanalysis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
UPDATE: May 1st, 2019. Failed Military Coup. Guaido and Lopez Seek Refuge at Spanish Embassy | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressed the country in a televised speech on Tuesday evening, accusing those responsible for the military uprising of trying to provoke …
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Venezuela: Failed Military Coup in Caracas. Leopold Lopez Seeks Refuge at Spanish Embassy
Venezuelanalysis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
UPDATE: May 1st, 2019. Failed Military Coup. Lopez Seek Refuge at Spanish Embassy | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressed the country in a televised speech on Tuesday evening, accusing those responsible for the military uprising of trying to provoke a "massacre" …
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Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks in UK Prison for Skipping Bail in 2012
ZeroHedge | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-01
The Wikileaks founder is facing a separate court hearing on Thursday over a US extradition request.
Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in a UK prison — close to the maximum sentence — for skipping bail in 2012 to seek refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, setting off a seven-year showdown with UK law enforcement and the US that ended with his arrest earlier this month, WSJ reports. | Judge Deborah Taylor said during the sentencing that it wou…
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Violent, Bigoted Supporters of Juan Guaidó Attempt to Invade Venezuela's D.C. Embassy
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-01
The violence and bigotry of the opposition has made the embassy protectors even more resolute in their cause. They worry that should the opposition come to power in Venezuela, the bigotry they witnessed first-hand in D.C. would become the law of the land there.
WASHINGTON — Emboldened by the attempted military coup — and amidst the ongoing tenancy of the Embassy Protection Collective at Venezuela's Washington embassy at the invitation of the legitimate government of Venezuela — opposition activists rallied on Tuesday, hurling racist and homophobic slurs at members of the Collective. On several…
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25 Venezuelan Troops Seek Asylum in Brazil After Coup Attempt
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
About 25 Venezuelan troops have sought asylum in Brazil's embassy in Caracas, Brazil's government spokesperson Otavio Rêgo Barros said Wednesday, shortly after the attempted coup against President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Who Is Leopoldo Lopez, Co-Author of Venezuela's Failed Coup? | In an interview with Folha de S.Paulo, Rêgo Ba…
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Police Attack Venezuela Solidarity Rally In Argentina
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
On Tuesday, police in Buenos Aires heavily repressed a large protest at the Venezuelan Embassy in Argentina. The protesters showing solidarity with the Bolivarian government against the military coup that was ongoing at the time. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | "That guy shot me in the head" exclaimed one protester who had been hit by a police tear gas canister shot from close range. Videos of the moment were captured on Argentina's C5N channe…
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Guaido supporters confront anti-intervention activists at Venezuelan Embassy in DC (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-05-01
Police have shut down the entrance to the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC, as crowds backing the country's opposition confront the activists who have been defending the building for over two weeks. | …
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Iran Rejects All Negotiations but Signals Domestic Differences: Its Confidence Remains Intact in the Face of Severe Sanctions
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Despite the positive approach by Iran Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif proposing a humanitarian exchange of prisoners between Washington and Tehran (in an attempt to break the stalemate and ease the current tension), Iranian Speaker Ali Larijani and 'Iranian Revolutionary Guard …
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Iran Gets Around US Gas Sanctions
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
U.S. sanctions have hit Iranian oil production, however, the country has been able to boost natural gas production despite attempts to suffocate the country economically. | RELATED: | Big Tech Censors Iranian Media Yet Again | Hassan Montazer Torbati, head of the country's national gas company NIGC, announced that sales of natural gas to the country's neighbors are increasing and are set to do so further, defying U.S. attempts to cripple the country's economy.
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Gaza's Economic Crisis Sends Territory Into Poverty and Chaos
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-01
Dr. Omar Shaban discusses the World Bank report on the shrinking Gaza economy and how Israeli sanctions and restrictions have destroyed a once thriving economy…
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Venezuela and Binary Choice: Juan Guaido's Coup Attempt
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
When a CIA-backed military coup is attempted by a long term CIA puppet, roared on by John Bolton and backed with the offer of Blackwater mercenaries, in the country with the world's largest oil reserves, I have no difficulty whatsoever …
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'You're from Florida, not Caracas': Marco Rubio's Twitter fest supporting Guaido gets a bashing
rt.com | 2019-05-01
US Senator Marco Rubio has emerged as a primary backer of the ongoing attempted coup in Venezuela, as he rushed to Twitter to show his support for Washington protégé Juan Guaido — and faced much criticism from the Twitteratti. | …
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This US-Back Rightwing Coup Attempt in Venezuela Must Be Condemned
Gerry Condon | commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
Pro-Guaid√≥ police officers walk around Altamira distribuitor on April 30, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. Through a live broadcast via social media, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising against the government of Nicol√°s Maduro. (Photo: Carolain Caraballo/Vizzor Image/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Black Alliance for Peace Condemns Trump Administration's Attempt to Impose U.S. Puppet Government on People of Venezuela
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Not satisfied with the orgy of violence successive U.S. administrations have imposed on the world over the last two decades in the Middle East and North Africa, the Trump administration–with the full support of a majority of Democrats and the …
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The Planning of a Coup against Venezuela: Chile, September 11, 1973: The Ingredients of a Military Coup. The Imposition of a Neoliberal Agenda
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
In early 1970s, in a note to the CIA, Henry Kissinger recommended "Make the economy scream." The same concept has been applied to Venezuela, with advanced techniques of financial warfare.
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Zero Percent of US Corporate Media Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela
Teddy Ostrow | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
A FAIR survey of US opinion journalism on Venezuela found no voices in elite corporate media that opposed regime change in that country. Over a three-month period (1/15/19–4/15/19), zero opinion pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post took …
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Biden Sides With Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo in Backing Venezuela Coup Effort
Jon Queally | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-01
The Democratic frontrunner characterizes effort to overthrow the elected government of President Nicolas Maduro at gunpoint, as just another benign effort to "restore democracy" in Latin America.
Despite progressive critics and anti-war voices speaking forcefully against the Trump administration's overt backing of the attempted coup d'état by rightwing opposition forces in Venezuela on Tuesday, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden aligned himself with the White House by…
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Biden Sides With Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo in Backing Coup Effort in Venezuela
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
Democratic frontrunner characterizes effort to overthrow elected goverment of President Nicolas Maduro at gunpoint just another benign effort to "restore democracy" in Latin America | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Pompeo Says US Prepared to Take Military Action in Venezuela "If That's What's Required"
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
"The team that brought you Iraq seems to thrive on death, destruction, and spending workers' hard earned tax dollars," said one anti-war activist | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Leopoldo López Emerges from House Arrest to Bless Failed Coup and Invite US Gov't into Guaidó Regime
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-01
As his statement yesterday and his past have revealed, Leopoldo López's machinations will be in service to the U.S. government, his greatest political patron, as opposed to the people of his country.
CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Amid the early morning chaos of yesterday's failed US backed coup attempt in Venezuela, Leopoldo López — the political mentor and top adviser to self-declared "Interim President" Juan Guaidó — made a startling claim to a group of international journalists gathered outside the La Carlota airbase…
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Venezuela: Maduro Holds US, Bolton Responsible for Coup Attempt
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
The United States government was responsible for leading the attempted coup on April 30 and demanded an investigation against that nation, President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday. | RELATED | Venezuela: Thousands Rally in Streets for Labor Day After Failed Coup Attempt | "John Bolton led yesterday's coup, I'm sure of that," the president said, referring to the U.S. National Security Advisor. | He also stressed that the coup conspiracy was defeated be…
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Venezuela: Thousands Rally in Streets for Labor Day
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
Labor forces and the Venezuelan people mobilized on the streets of Caracas Wednesday to celebrate International Workers' Day in honor of the workforce which has seen 20 years of the Bolivarian Revolution. | RELATED: | Cuba Celebrates Labor Day with 'Unity, Commitment and Victory' | People began to gather in the morning in support of President Nicolas Maduro and his government, while others were taking to the streets to show their dissent — both crowds seemingly in the thousands a…
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End all coup attempts on Venezuela!
Editor | workers.org | 2019-05-01
April 30 — Anti-imperialists in the United States must unite once more, just as we did in February, March and April, to stop the coup that U.S. imperialism is attempting to carry out against the Bolivarian government of Venezuela and against all the workers, farmers, Indigenous and poor people of . . . | Continue reading End all coup attempts on Venezuela! at Workers.org
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Trump Nominates Disgraced Ambassador to Represent US in Bogota
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday his plans to nominate the former ambassador to Bolivia, Philip Goldberg, to represent the United States in Colombia. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | In a desperate attempt to replace an Obama-era official in Bogota, President Trump hardly hesitated before revealing his hopes…
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Guaidó launches abortive military coup in Venezuela
wsws.org | 2019-05-01
By late Tuesday, there was little indication that Guaidó's call had provoked any significant uprising within Venezuela's military.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

It's Looking Like Another Failed Coup Attempt by the US and Its Puppet Guaidó in Venezuela
Dave Lindorff | commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
US puppet Juan Guaid√≥ speaks to reporters during his failed coup attempt yesterday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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It Looks Like Another Failed US Coup in Venezuela
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
The imperialist neocons infesting the Trump administration, and the orange-faced joke of a president himself, may think they can invent their own reality through propaganda, as Bush's "brain" Karl Rove used to claim about the Bush/Cheney administration, but when it comes to Latin America, they fail to realize how deeply the people of that continent loath and resent the US and its colonial-era Monroe Doctrine.
counterpunch.org/2019/05/01/it-l…

UK Labour Hold Solidarity Event For Bolivia And Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
Labour Party members in the U.K. came together on Tuesday to celebrate the progressive gains made by Bolivia's leftist government, which is led by the popular President Evo Morales. However, as the attempted coup in Venezuela unfolded, the speakers raised the importance of solidarity with the Bolivarian country. | RELATED: | Bolivia Under Evo Morales: 13 Years of Reclaiming Sovereignty | The event was organised by "Labour Friends Of A Progressive Latin America", which is a ca…
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Coup Attempt in Venezuela, a Weakness of the Opposition
plenglish.com | 2019-05-01
La Paz, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The attempted coup d"état in Venezuela shows the weakness of the internal opposition, which needs external support to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro, said Bolivian political scientist and ex-minister of government Hugo Moldiz.
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'Do the right thing': US admiral demands sensible end to Maduro's 'brutal dictatorship'
rt.com | 2019-05-01
US Admiral Craig Faller called on the government of Venezuela to 'do the right thing' and participate in a peaceful transition of power, slamming the country's government as a dictatorship. | …
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Message From Caracas
Peter Lackowski | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
Last Saturday we went to a March to celebrate the finalization, after a two year wait, of Venezuela's departure from the OAS. We saw hundreds of militia members. There seem to be as many women as men–my subjective impression–and a large proportion of people of very advanced age. We met a group the next day…
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La delegación de FRSO en Venezuela se reúne con el Ministro de Comunas
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-01
Caracas, Venezuela – La delegación de la Organización Socialista del Camino a la Libertad (FRSO) en Venezuela se reunió con la Ministra de Comunas Blanca Eckhout, después de su discurso triunfante sobre la construcción de 2.6 millones de nuevas viviendas. Eckhout citó a Hugo Chávez y dijo: "Nuestra nueva sociedad no puede ser capitalista porque el capitalismo está diseñado para destruir nuestra patria, nuestra sociedad y nuestra gente". | La delegación de la FRSO se reúne con comunistas, figuras políticas progresistas y miembros del gobierno de Venezuela.
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Venezuelans Called to Great March in Defense of Sovereignty
plenglish.com | 2019-05-01
Caracas, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan revolutionary forces are called on Wednesday to a great popular demonstration in defense of the nation"s sovereignty on International Workers" Day.
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Social Unrest as Obstacle to Colombian Military Intervention in Venezuela
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
Rightwing Colombian governments, obedient to the United States and unhappy with socialist Venezuela, have provided muscle behind the U.S. push for regime change there. What are the capacities of Colombia to intervene militarily in Venezuela? The mainstream and alternative media offer little in this regard. The argument here is that political instability in Colombia is…
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Social Unrest as Obstacle to Colombian Military Intervention in Venezuela
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
Rightwing Colombian governments, obedient to the United States and unhappy with socialist Venezuela, have provided muscle behind the U.S. push for regime change there. What are the capacities of Colombia to intervene militarily in Venezuela? The mainstream and alternative media offer little in this regard. The argument here is that political instability in Colombia is…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/01/soci…

Russia has NUKES in Venezuela? Fox News seemingly misrepresents guest's claim
rt.com | 2019-05-01
If there was a clickbait headline competition, Fox News has just produced one that could easily win it. The network said one of its guests believes Russia has nuclear missiles in Venezuela, and presumably no one but him noticed. | …
rt.com/usa/458062-fox-russian-nu…

We Demand End of US Blockade and Political Hostility, Diaz-Canel Says
plenglish.com | 2019-05-01
Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Monday the May 1 parade will be a scene to denounce the US aggressiveness against Venezuela and Nicaragua and demand the rapid release of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
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'Hands off Ilhan': Black Women in Solidarity With Ilhan Omar
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
Dozens of women from the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of African-American advocates, gathered Tuesday in support of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar who has been a target of hate-speech and trolling by right-wing politicians and their supporters. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Was Right on 'Black Hawk Down' Events in Somalia Despite Right-wing Media's Lies | The women gathered in front of Washington's Capitol building chanting, "We love you" to Omar in the e…
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Libya Intercepts Migrants as Fighting in Tripoli Slows
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
The Libyan coast guard has stopped 113 migrants trying to reach Italy over the past two days, the United Nations said Wednesday, as boat departures resume following a lull in fighting between rival forces in Libya. | RELATED | Tripoli's Only Functioning Airport Reopens Amid Ongoing Battle | The western Libyan coast is a major departure point primarily for African migrants fleeing conflict and poverty, trying to reach Italy across the Mediterranean Sea with the help of human traf…
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The Spontaneous "Military Coup" in Caracas was Meant to Fail?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Was it a military coup? | Anybody who has lived in Caracas, knows that you cannot wage a spontaneous military coup starting up in Chacaito, an upper middle class residential area, with a view to eventually marching towards the Miraflores presidential …
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Selected Articles: The Spontaneous "Military Coup" in Caracas Was Meant to Fail?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
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 …
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As Russiagate sputters, MSNBC hosts show undying faith in Robert Mueller
rt.com | 2019-05-01
Top MSNBC hosts and married couple Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have creeped out the internet with a bizarre Twitter post, apparently paying homage to special counsel Robert Mueller by displaying his portrait at their home. | …
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China's Belt and Road Initiative: Towards a Just World?
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The Belt Road Initiative (BRI) also known as the One Belt One Road (OBOR) project could well emerge as the obor (the flame in Indonesian or Malay) that will blaze the trail in the evolution of a new epoch in …
globalresearch.ca/obor-towards-j…

Tolerance and Spirituality: Debunking the Islamophobic View of an "Intolerant Islam"
Prof. Henry Francis B. Espiritu | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Mass media portray Islamic societies to be intolerant of other's religious and ideological persuasions. Authentic Islam–as contained in the pristine revelation of the Qur-an–promotes tolerance, harmony, and goodwill of all peoples despite their differences.
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How Trump Policies Exacerbate Income Inequality in America
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Earlier last month I was interviewed by the FNA international news agency on the income inequality trend in the US and asked whether Trump policies have been contributing to it. The following is the verbatim transcript of the interview published …
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Sri Lanka: Candidate for a New NATO Base?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to more than 350 people. Depending on who counts, the death toll varies. The devastation took place in in several …
globalresearch.ca/sri-lanka-cand…

Putin's Wholehearted Defense of China's Belt and Road Puts Him at Serious Odds with India's PM Modi
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The Russian leader's wholehearted defense of China's Belt & Road Initiative at last week's yearly forum on this global series of megaprojects stands in stark contrast to the position of India's Prime Minister, thus reinforcing the notion that Putin and …
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Video: "Clinton Foundation and IS Funded from the Same Sources": Julian Assange interview with John Pilger
Julian Assange | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
This interview was conducted and published in November 2016. | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stated that Hillary Clinton's Clinton Foundation and the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) are funded from the same sources. | He was speaking about the organisation's latest …
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Western Military Industrial Complex Creates Unreasonable Fear: Tactic to Divert Tax-Payers Money into Weapons Production
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The Canadian political analyst and Research Associate at Global Research, Mark Taliano, has affirmed that the West does not have a free press and all of the information to which most western people are exposed is delivered by about …
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A World Without War: Global Research Needs Your Support
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Dear Readers, | Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change including a world without war. We are as committed as ever to the struggle for Peace, but …
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The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Is the Perfect Opportunity for Pakistan to Pivot to Africa
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
All Great Powers, including most recently even Russia and India, are increasingly expanding their influence in Africa as they seek to take part in the continent's expected growth across this century, and CPEC provides the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to …
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Putin's Wholehearted Defense of China's Belt and Road Puts Him at Serious Odds with India's PM Modi
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The Russian leader's wholehearted defense of China's Belt & Road Initiative at last week's yearly forum on this global series of megaprojects stands in stark contrast to the position of India's Prime Minister, thus reinforcing the notion that Putin and …
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Trump EPA Sides with Bayer/Monsanto over Science, Claims Cancer-Causing Glyphosate Weedkiller 'Safe'
EWG | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The Environmental Protection Agency said today the active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto's carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup is safe, ignoring a growing body of independent research showing a strong connection between glyphosate and cancer in humans. | "Today's decision by Administrator Wheeler, like virtually | …
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NATO Demolishes the Libyan State
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The Following text is Section 6 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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US State Department Offers $4.5 Million Grant to "Investigate" Civilian Casualties in Syria and Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The US Department of State (DOS) offered a grant opportunity for " Promoting Accountability in Iraq and Syria For Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes," on April 16th. | The grant has a funding floor of $500,000 …
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Predator Cops, Guilty of Sex Crimes Against Women and Children, Are a Menace to Society
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
" Sexual predation by police officers happens far more often than people in the business are willing to admit."–Former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper | How could this be happening right under our noses? | That's what readers wanted to know …
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Trump EPA Sides with Bayer/Monsanto over Science, Claims Cancer-Causing Glyphosate Weedkiller 'Safe'
EWG | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The Environmental Protection Agency said today the active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto's carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup is safe, ignoring a growing body of independent research showing a strong connection between glyphosate and cancer in humans. | "Today's decision by Administrator Wheeler, like virtually | …
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US Air Force deploys F-35As on their FIRST combat mission (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2019-05-01
Nearly three years after the US Air Force declared F-35As fit for combat duty, two of the stealth jets have finally seen real action over the mountains of Iraq, bombing Islamic State targets, the military has announced. | …
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My Letter from Joe Biden
Scott Ritter | truthdig.com | 2019-05-01
Author's note: The 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition will go down in history as one of the greatest geopolitical disasters in modern history. Then-Sen. Joe Biden was in a unique position to prevent this war from happening. That he chose not to speaks volumes about the man who now seeks to become the next president of the United States. My personal experiences with Biden from 1998 to 2002 provide a window into the character of the man that Americans should familiarize themselves with before considering whether to give him their support. | "I envy your position. I sincerely do.
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US State Department Offers $4.5m Grant to "Investigate" Civilian Casualties in Syria and Iraq
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-01
This is further evidence that the US plans on perpetuating its presence in both Syria and Iraq, whether by actual US troops remaining there or through their Kurdish proxies in the region.
The US Department of State (DOS) offered a grant opportunity for " Promoting Accountability in Iraq and Syria For Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes," on April 16th. | The grant has a funding floor of $500,000 and an upper limit of $4,500,000. It expects to award the grant to 3 companies or organizations. | US and Foreign non-profi…
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Establishment Media and the Green New Deal: New Wine in Old Bottles
Miranda Spencer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
Washington Post depiction of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announcing the proposal for a Green New Deal. (Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg News) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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NIAC Condemns the Iranian Government for the Executions of Two Minors
commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
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'Important' Bill in Congress Would Bar Israel From Using U.S. Funds to Imprison, Abuse Palestinian Children
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
"Israel's system of military juvenile detention is state-sponsored child abuse designed to intimidate and terrorize Palestinian children and their families." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Senate to Vote Soon on Overriding Trump's Veto of Yemen War Powers Resolution
commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
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Pentagon: American Public Doesn't Need to Know How Much Territory We've Lost in Afghanistan
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
"The only people who don't know what's going on are the people who are paying for all of this, and that's the American taxpayer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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'Lula Will Have no Chance of Freedom', Threatens Bolsonaro
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
During an interview with local Brazilian media, the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday that his government will work to assure that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva "serves until the last day of prison." | RELATED: | Lula: 'Reduced Sentence Unfair For Man Who Committed No Crime' | "As far as we are concerned, he will have no chance of obtaining his freedom," said Bolsonaro, according to Jornal GGN, a Brazilian broadcast company. | Although Lula's freedom do…
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Secret US Military Action in Africa
RT | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-01
A new report has uncovered 36 code-named US military operations in Africa. This comes after last year's news that US special forces were operating in west Africa's Niger. Maurice Carney, executive director of Friends of the Congo, joins RT America's Manila Chan to unpack the news.
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The Trade Games Are Back
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
U.S. trade policy is truly fascinating. Probably more than in any other area of public policy, trade agreements are structured by corporate interests behind closed doors. Then when a deal is produced, the establishment media and economists insist that we have to support the deal behind the important principle of "free trade." The opponents are…
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Sokal 2.0: Hoaxing Cultural Studies
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
In the 1990s, NYU physicist Alan D. Sokal did the groves of academy a sterling service that should have earned him plaudits etched in gold. It began with the meaningless yet teasing "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Theory," published in Social Text. It is a ribbing article that still reads with…
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The Weirdos: We Got the Neutron Bomb
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
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The Secretary of the Navy Lied to Congress
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
Read this Military.com article from Friday: "Do U.S. High Schools Bar Military Recruiters? Activists Try to Call Pentagon's Bluff." It discusses the offer that Pat Elder and I made to award funding to any school that could be identified as one of the over 1,100 public high schools that the Secretary of the Navy told…
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Social Media and the Society of the Spectacle
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
Every day we are bombarded with the imagery of empire and capital. It is relentless. Our minds have become both a marketplace and a commodity to be traded. And it is a lucrative industry with Facebook and Google as prime examples. Their data collection and surveillance typify a conjoining of the state and capitalist economy; and they have carved out insidious new spaces in the human brain to coerce self-imposed censorship and conformity to the prevailing consumerist global order.
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From the UK to Greece: Austerity's Vicious Political Agenda
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
Adam Tooze's magnificently panoramic Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (2018) is required reading for every individual wishing to be well-informed about our global financial system, whose fitting mantra is "put Wall Street first, worry about Main Street later". Crashed merits a review devoted to it in its entirety, which I hope to…
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Who Will Be the War Candidate in 2020?
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
"The president has said he doesn't want to see this country wrapped up in endless wars… and I agree with that," Bernie Sanders said to the Fox News audience last week at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Then, looking directly at the camera, he added:…
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Who Will Be the War Candidate in 2020?
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
"The president has said he doesn't want to see this country wrapped up in endless wars… and I agree with that," Bernie Sanders said to the Fox News audience last week at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Then, looking directly at the camera, he added:…
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Time to End the Use of M-44 Cyanide Bombs
Erik Molvar | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
Earth Day was last Monday, and I would like to suggest a gift of immense value that USDA Wildlife Services could give to all the residents of Idaho: A permanent end to the use of M-44 'cyanide bombs' statewide. These devices are planted like land mines to poison coyotes and other wildlife, and employ spring-loaded…
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What Happened to the New and Improved Bernie Sanders?
Daniel Falcone | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
Bernie Sanders kicked off his campaign just about two months ago in Brooklyn, New York opening with a speech saying, "we are going to defeat the most dangerous president in modern history." He urged for "an economy which works for all, not just the 1%." In the first sentences of his speech he remarked that…
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Bavarians Vote to Stop Extinction
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
The world is in the throes of an extinction crisis unlike any throughout paleoclimate history, aka: the Sixth Mass Extinction, keeping in mind that the normal "background rate" for extinction is 1-to-5 species gone per year. But, what if it is five (5) every 24 hours? Answer: It's a lot more than that. According to…
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Bavarians Vote to Stop Extinction
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
The world is in the throes of an extinction crisis unlike any throughout paleoclimate history, aka: the Sixth Mass Extinction, keeping in mind that the normal "background rate" for extinction is 1-to-5 species gone per year. But, what if it's five (5) every 24 hours? Answer: It's a lot more than that. The current worldwide…
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What Happened to the New and Improved Bernie Sanders?
Daniel Falcone | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
Bernie Sanders kicked off his campaign just about two months ago in Brooklyn, New York opening with a speech saying, "we are going to defeat the most dangerous president in modern history." He urged for "an economy which works for all, not just the 1%." In the first sentences of his speech he remarked that…
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Why Joe Biden shouldn't get the Black vote in the 2020 Presidential Election
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
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Why Joe Biden shouldn't get the Black vote in the 2020 Presidential Election
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
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Sokal 2.0: Hoaxing Cultural Studies
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
In the 1990s, NYU physicist Alan D. Sokal did the groves of academy a sterling service that should have earned him plaudits etched in gold. It began with the meaningless yet teasing "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Theory," published in Social Text. It is a ribbing article that still reads with…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/01/soka…

US test-launches nuclear-capable Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-05-01
The US has tested an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM, launching it from southern California towards the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. The nuclear-capable missile successfully hit its target. | …
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Indonesia: $33 Billion Proposal to Move Capital Lacks Details
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
Several factors such as overpopulation, air pollution, and climate change are pushing for Indonesia's President Joko Widodo to re-introduce a common proposal since the 1950s – to move the country's capital from Jakarta elsewhere. | RELATED: | Indonesian Landslides, Floods Kill 29 People | The northern belt of the capital is particularly vulnerable due to rising sea levels and tides that consistently pour over the seawall – the only barrier protecting four million people who currently live four m…
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General Motors reports $2.1 billion first-quarter profits as job cuts take their toll
wsws.org | 2019-05-01
GM managed yet another quarter of huge profits amid mounting signs of a global economic slowdown by continuing its ruthless cost cutting.
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Indonesia: $33 Billion Proposal to Move Capital Lacks Details
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
Several factors such as overpopulation, air pollution, and climate change are pushing for Indonesia's President Joko Widodo to re-introduce a common proposal since the 1950s – to move the country's capital from Jakarta elsewhere. | RELATED: | Indonesian Landslides, Floods Kill 29 People | The northern belt of the capital is particularly vulnerable due to rising sea levels and tides that consistently pour over the seawall – the only barrier protecting four million people who currently live four m…
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Mueller, unsatisfied with media misinterpreting Barr's summary, sparks more misinterpretations
rt.com | 2019-05-01
Special counsel Robert Mueller was not pleased with the media's reaction to AG William Barr's summary of his report, according to a letter he wrote which is already being (mis)interpreted by mainstream media. | …
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Does Mueller's Angry Letter Prove Barr Lied to Congress?
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2019-05-01
This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky at WaPo broke the story that Special Counsel Bob Mueller wrote a sharp letter to Attorney General William Barr to protest the 4-page summary Barr put out before releasing the Mueller report to the public.
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Does Mueller's Angry Letter Prove Barr Lied to Congress?
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
Mueller's report has 10 key instances of potential obstruction by Trump, which Mueller apparently wanted to see Barr underline in some way. (Photo: Screen shot / YouTube) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Mueller to testify to Congress on Russiagate probe in May
rt.com | 2019-05-01
Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify before US Congress on the probe he conducted into claims that Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government to swing elections, Jerry Nadler announced. | …
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'We Cannot Stand for This Deception': Democrats Demand Probe Into Barr Amid News of Mueller Criticism
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
"Barr's spin on the Mueller report shows he's acting like the president's lawyer, not the American people's lawyer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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'Mind-bendingly bizarre': Barr hearing shows 'Russiagate' still has hold on US politics
rt.com | 2019-05-01
Attorney General William Barr's marathon testimony before the US Senate has shown that the political establishment is still clinging onto the 'Russiagate' conspiracy, even after the Mueller report should have debunked it. | …
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The DWP's lack of planning for Universal Credit means 'destitution' for even more people
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-05-01
The cross-party Work and Pensions select committee (WPSC) has urged the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to take urgent action. MPs warned that Universal Credit claimants could be left "destitute" if the DWP fails to act. | "Managed migration": | Universal Credit is the DWP's flagship welfare payment. It combines six old means-tested benefits, including tax credits. From the outset, it's been dogged…
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May Day 2019: Build the fight to defeat Trump and the 1%
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-01
May 1, International Workers Day, is a celebration of the heroic struggle for a better world waged by workers and oppressed people around the world. Monopoly capitalism is the system we fight against. This system is everywhere, from our low wages and the lack of affordable health care, to racist and bigoted laws, to the neverending war and oppression felt around the globe. | Monopoly capitalism is a doomed system that is destined to give way to socialism, a system that puts working people before profits. The road to revolution and socialism grows shorter as workers and oppressed people gather together and organiz…
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Judge fines pipeline company $3.3 million for 2015 Santa Barbara oil spill
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-05-01
Missing from the press releases from the Santa Barbara County DA's Office, Attorney General's Office and environmental groups and the superficial press coverage of the spill, the investigation, the jury trial and sentencing is one of the biggest and most ironic stories regarding the Refugio Oil Spill. In a classic example of the deep regulatory capture that pervades what passes for "marine protection" in California, the head of the oil industry trade association, the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), that lobbies for the Plains All American Pipeline corporation happens to be the very same "marine guard…
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Peoples Park Preservation
Peace & Freedom Party | indybay.org | 2019-05-01
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April 30 From Vietnam to Venezuela: Workers Defeat U.S. Imperialism
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-05-01
While we watch the defeat of U.S. imperialism in Venezuela unfold, we remember that on April 30, 1975, Victory in Vietnam Day and the Eve of May Day, International Workers' Day, the workers and peasants of Vietnam defeated the mightiest, deadliest war machine since that of Nazi Germany, namely that of American imperialism, at the cost of the lives of 3 million Vietnamese, 1 million Cambodians, 1 million Laotians, 58,000 Americans and thousands of other people.
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White House correspondents' tribute to press freedom silent on Assange and Manning
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-05-01
The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner was a miserable and cowardly spectacle that reflected the deeply right-wing character of the American media.
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