Daily Archives: May 7, 2019

2019-05-07: News Headlines

Stephen Lendman (2019-05-08). Will the Trump Regime Attack Venezuela and Iran? globalresearch.ca Imperial madness defines US geopolitics under Republicans and undemocratic Dems, seeking dominion over planet earth, its resources and populations. | Naked aggression and other hostile actions are its favored strategies. Trump delegated his geopolitical agenda to hardline extremists Pompeo and Bolton….

RT (2019-05-08). Pence lifts US sanctions from Venezuela's defector general, hopes to inspire more turncoats. rt.com The US has lifted sanctions from a former Venezuelan spy chief, who recently defected from President Nicolas Maduro's side. US Vice President Mike Pence hopes this incentive will prompt others to defect as well.

Stephen Lendman (2019-05-08). CIA Dirty Hands All Over the US Coup Plot Against Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Operating like a global Mafia, CIA dirty hands are behind all post-WW II coup plots by the US. The late William Blum documented its actions against sovereign states. | US policies are "worse than (most people) imagine," he explained, including virtually …

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-08). Breaking Down Pompeo's Verbal Assault on Russia and China's Arctic Interests. globalresearch.ca Global Research Editor's Note | The US transpolar territory is much smaller than that of Russia, Canada and Denmark. And in fact the US doesn't really have territories bordering the Arctic Ocean. In this regard, we have to distinguish between territories …

Joyce Chediac (2019-05-08). Suit reveals US, S. Korean govts were sex traffickers of Korean women. liberationnews.org So-called "comfort women" and their advocates advance their struggle in court.

True Publica (2019-05-08). Money Laundering — Why the UK Does Not Prosecute It. globalresearch.ca A study by the CCP Research Foundation — which analyses banks' so-called 'conduct costs' — revealed that the biggest 20 banks worldwide, including the biggest four in Britain, had paid or set aside £264 billion for fines in the five …

South Front (2019-05-08). Video: Multiple Casualties Reported Amid Clashes in Northwestern Hama. globalresearch.ca On May 6, air defenses of Russia's Hmeimim airbase in Syria repelled two militant rocket attacks intercepting at least 36 projectiles, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. | According to the defense ministry, the attacks caused no damage or casualties. Militants had …

Bill Walker (2019-05-08). Mapping the Toxic Fluorinated PFAS Contamination across America: New Data Show 610 Sites in 43 States. globalresearch.ca The known extent of contamination of American communities with the highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate, with no end in sight. As of March 2019, at least 610 locations in 43 states …

John Clarke (2019-05-08). Muslims Under Attack: Solidarity or 'Left Secularism'. globalresearch.ca Western governments and the xenophobic far right are engaged in a veritable war on Muslims. One way in which this attack unfolds is an ongoing effort to force Muslims to embrace dominant 'values' and change their forms of dress or …

The Grayzone (2019-05-08). America in Denial: Dr. Gabor Maté on the Psychology of Russiagate. theantimedia.com (GRAYZONE) — Mental health expert and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté sits down with The Grayzone's Aaron Maté to analyze how Russiagate was able to take hold of U.S. society following Donald Trump's election. TRANSCRIPT AARON MATÉ: It's The Grayzone, coming to you from The People's Forum in New York City. I'm Aaron Maté, here with another …

Medea Benjamin (2019-05-07). What Is Happening at the Venezuelan Embassy Is an Outrage. commondreams.org On May 1 our peaceful presence was violently besieged by angry Guaido supporters. (Photo: Codepink) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Middle East Eye (2019-05-07). Named: The People Killed in Gaza and Israel this Weekend. globalresearch.ca MEE Editor's note: This story is being updated and amended as more details about those killed by the air strikes and rocket attacks emerge. | After the worst fighting seen in Gaza since the war in 2014, at least 25 Palestinians, …

Ned Rosch (2019-05-07). What I Saw in Gaza Changed Me Forever. mintpressnews.com Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism is a powerful collection of 40 essays by Jews from diverse backgrounds. Each describes a personal journey from a Zionist worldview to activism in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis striving to build a society founded on justice, equality, and peaceful coexistence. In this excerpt from the essay "Palestine and my Journey of Self-Discovery," Ned Rosch describes the deep impact of a visit to Gaza in 2014, shortly after the intensive bombings of Israel's "Operation Protective Edge." | The great Indian writer Arundhati Roy wrote, "The trouble is that once you see it, you can't un…

Roger Waters (2019-05-07). Video: The Occupation of the American Mind. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. globalresearch.ca This video was originally published in May 2018. | Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world …

Alison Weir (2019-05-07). The Media's Israel-Centric Reporting of the Death Toll in Gaza. mintpressnews.com Media have published a number of reports on the recent violence that emphasize Israeli deaths, begin with Israeli victims, largely ignore the year-long killing of Gazans, and frame Israeli actions as strictly defensive.

teleSUR (2019-05-07). US Sanctions Violate Human Rights, International Law: UN Expert. telesurenglish.net The United Nations (U.N.) Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, expressed deep concern on Monday at the recent measures against Cuba, Venezuela, and Iran by the United States (U.S), arguing the use of economic sanctions for political purposes violates human rights and international law. | RELATED: | US Gloats Own Actions to Economically Ruin Venezuela | "The resort by a major power of its dominant position in the international financial arena against its…

Fight Back (2019-05-07). FRSO Venezuela delegation meets with trade union leader. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – The delegation from Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) met with Jacobo Torres, May 6, the international relations coordinator for the Central of Bolivarian Socialist Workers (CBST) and a member of the international relations commission of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). He also is a delegate for the working class in the Constituent National Assembly (ANC). | They met Torres at one of the work stations of Corpoelec, the state-run electricity company that provides power to the entire country. In March, far-right terrorists, with the support of the United States, attacked…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-05-07). Embassy Protection Collective: We're Still Here And We're Staying. dissidentvoice.org The Embassy Protection Collective formed on April 10, the day after the Trump administration manipulated the Organization of American States (OAS) to change the rules so they could recognize their puppet, Juan Guaido, as president of Venezuela. The OAS could not get the required two-thirds vote to recognize a government so they changed the rules …

Jason Ditz (2019-05-07). Sloppy Journalism: CNN Falsely Claims Venezuela's Guaido Was Elected President in January. globalresearch.ca Continuing to try to advance the US narrative that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is the "duly elected" president, CNN went to the trouble on Sunday afternoon of inventing an entire election to base this around. | In the CNN report, …

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Pence to Reward Venezuelan Coup Participants with Carrots. telesurenglish.net U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set on Tuesday to offer new incentives to Venezuela's military in an attempt to convince the them to turn against the legitimate President Nicolas Maduro. This move by Pence comes just a week after the failed coup by Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaido. | RELATED: | US Gloats Own Actions to Economically Ruin Venezuela | According to Reuters, Pence is offering a "humanitarian aid" package to Venezuela, which i…

Stephen Lendman (2019-05-07). Pompeo Claims US Aggression Against Venezuela Would be Lawful. globalresearch.ca According to Pompeo, US presidents have constitutional authority under Article II to preemptively attack other nations. | The article states the following: "The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States…" | Nothing in the …

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-05-07). A Nuclear War? Over Venezuela? globalresearch.ca Is President Trump about to invade Venezuela? His advisors keep telling us in ever-stronger terms that "all options are on the table" and that US military intervention to restore Venezuela's constitution "may be necessary." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was …

Democracy Now! (2019-05-07). Headlines for May 7, 2019. democracynow.org Reuters Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo Released from Burmese Prison, 500+ Ex-Prosecutors: Trump Would Be Charged with Obstruction If He Weren't President, House Dems to Vote on Holding AG Barr in Contempt Over Mueller Report, Treasury Misses Deadline To Hand Over Trump's Tax Returns, Russia Warns Against Military Intervention in Venezuela, Pompeo: Reduction of Arctic Sea Ice Opens Up "Opportunities for Trade", Turkey Scraps Istanbul Election Results After Ruling AKP Candidate Loses, Syria: Air Raids Destroy Hospitals, Kill at Least 17 Civilians, Panama Elects Centrist Laurentino Cortizo in Close Presidential R…

WSWS (2019-05-07). In wake of Venezuela coup fiasco, US military threats mount. wsws.org Both Secretary of State Pompeo and US puppet Juan Guaidó say that "military options" are under consideration.

WSWS (2019-05-07). In wake of Venezuela coup fiasco, US military threats mount. wsws.org Both Secretary of State Pompeo and US puppet Juan Guaidó say that "military options" are under consideration.

Lauren Smith (2019-05-07). Venezuela Is Not Alone — No Esta Sola. globalresearch.ca United States activists stand with President Maduro and the people of Venezuela in resistance to Washington's attempts at regime change. Departing Venezuelan diplomats, ordered out of the country on April 15th by the Trump administration, gave the keys to its …

plenglish (2019-05-07). Uruguay Confirms Its Commitment for Talks in Venezuela. plenglish.com 07 de mayo de 2019, 12: 26Montevideo, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay"s Foreign Minister, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, reiterated his country will commit for talks in Venezuela, three months after the Montevideo Mechanism was cfeated in this country.

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Venezuela Top Court Orders Prosecution of Lawmakers Over Coup. telesurenglish.net The Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela, found guilty seven opposition lawmakers of the Venezuelan National Assembly, which has been in contampt oif that very court since 2016, for illicit activity linked to treason, conspiracy, instigation for civil rebellion, conspiracy to commit a crime, usurpation of functions, and public instigation for disobedience of the laws, after their participation in the attempted coup on April 30. | Henry Ramos Allup, Luis Germán Florido, Marianela Magallanes López, José Simón Calzadilla Peraza, Andrés Enrique Delgado Velázquez, Amerigo De Grazia and Richard José Blanco Delgado…

plenglish (2019-05-07). Economic Recovery and Dialogue among Venezuela's Priorities. plenglish.com Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Venezuela is focusing its efforts on the country"s economic recovery and political dialogue, amid the opposition"s calls to destabilization with support from the United States.

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Spain's Zapatero Criticizes Trump, Calls for Venezuela Dialogue. telesurenglish.net Former Prime Minister of Spain Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero defended Tuesday the option of "negotiation, dialogue, and agreement" regarding the situation in Venezuela "because any other alternative will not prosper." | RELATED: | Venezuela: Spain to Limit Leopoldo Lopez's Political Activity | Zapatero also criticized United States president, Donald Trump, and his administration's advisers for speaking of the Latin American country without having actually visited it, saying it is "

plenglish (2019-05-07). Former Spanish President Condemns US Policy towards Venezuela. plenglish.com Madrid, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The former head of the Spanish government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, criticized the position of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, towards Venezuela and committed to dialogue as the only solution to the conflict in that country.

Jeb Sprague (2019-05-07). Washington's hybrid war on Venezuela — a very 21st-century attempt at regime change. mronline.org Rather than carry out conventional war, over recent months U.S. officials have sought to promote internal divisions, sabotage, and economic collapse within Venezuela. Here's the full story of Washington's hybrid war on the country. | Source

Whitney Webb (2019-05-07). How GMO Seeds and Monsanto /Bayer's "RoundUp" Are Driving US Policy in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca With Juan Guaidó's parallel government attempting to take power with the backing of the U.S., it is telling that the top political donors of those in the U.S. most fervently pushing regime change in Venezuela have close ties to Monsanto …

TeleSUR English (2019-05-07). Foreign Minister Arreaza: 'The People of Venezuela Are Prepared to Defend Their Sovereignty'. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced US sanctions and asset freezes during a recent trip to Moscow.

Fight Back (2019-05-07). Defending the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC. fightbacknews.org Washington, DC – On May 4, over 100 people came out to support the Embassy Protection Collective that has been inside the Venezuelan embassy, defending it for the past several weeks. | The day also featured a crowd of between 100 and 150 opposition goons. Their numbers grew for a few hours during their opposition-organized outdoor concert. These are people who make no secret of their desire for their own country to be the target of a U.S. invasion. | Inside the embassy, the protectors have ranged in numbers from between 20 and 50 people over the course of the past two weeks. They are living there with the support…

plenglish (2019-05-07). Venezuelan Human Rights Organization to Account for Blockade Damage. plenglish.com Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s National Human Rights Council is currently studying a program to account the damages caused by the US financial blockade against national companies.

plenglish (2019-05-07). UN Considers Unprecedented Crisis in the African Sahel. plenglish.com Bamako, May 7 ( Prensa Latina) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has described on Tuesday as an "unprecedented humanitarian crisis" the situation in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, countries belonging to the African Sahel region.

James Risen (2019-05-07). Did Donald Trump's Grip on the Justice Department Sabotage Robert Mueller's Investigation? theintercept.com Given what we now know about the events of the last two years, Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre resembles a routine weekend in the Trump administration.

United Nations (2019-05-07). Release of prize-winning Reuters journalists in Myanmar welcomed by UN. un.org The release of two prize-winning Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after reporting on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims has been welcomed by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, which warns however that press freedom there remains "dire".

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Mayham Plagues Libyan Capital as Death Toll Rises to 432: WHO. telesurenglish.net A total of 432 people have been killed and 2,069 others injured in the fighting between the UN-backed Government of National Accord and the Benghazi-based Libyan National Army, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. | RELATED: | Libya Intercepts Migrants as Fighting in Tripoli Slows | "Since the armed conflict in Tripoli, Libya began, 432 people have died, 2,069 people have been wounded, and more than 50,000 have had to flee their homes," WHO tweeted. "Every day of violence…

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Migrant Death Ship to be Exposed at Venice Art Fair. telesurenglish.net The remains of the worst known Mediterranean migrant shipwreck, in which up to 900 people died, will be exhibited at the prestigious Venice Biennale art fair this week. | RELATED: | Libya Intercepts Migrants as Fighting in Tripoli Slows | The blue and red fishing boat was carrying almost 1,000 migrants when it struck a Portuguese cargo ship that was coming to its aid off the coast of Libya during the night of April 18-19, 2015. | The boat sa…

WSWS (2019-05-07). Democrats line up behind Trump's war on immigrants. wsws.org With death and misery mounting along the southern US border,the Democratic party is signaling its support for further repression.

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Trump Pardons Ex-Soldier Convicted of Killing Unarmed Iraqi Man. telesurenglish.net United States President Donald Trump granted a full pardon Monday to a former army lieutenant who was convicted of killing an unarmed Iraqi man. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Calls US Iraq Invasion 'Illegal' on 16th Anniversary | In 2009 Michael Behenna was convicted for "unpremeditated murder in a combat zone" of Ali Mansur during an unauthorized interrogat…

United Nations (2019-05-07). Better training 'a necessary and strategic investment' in peacekeeping that saves lives: Guterres. un.org Better training for peacekeepers being deployed to increasingly hostile environments is a "necessary and strategic" investment which can also save lives, the UN Secretary-General told Security Council members on Tuesday.

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-05-07). Iran's Reduced Compliance with Nuclear Accord Should be Met with Good-Faith Diplomacy, Not Escalation. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — May 7, 2019 — In response to reports that Iran will announce a reduction in its compliance with the Iran Nuclear Agreement on May 8, the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration's unilateral withdrawal from the agreement, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the …

WSWS (2019-05-07). US threatens Iran with war. wsws.org The reckless and criminal character of Washington's actions cannot be exaggerated. A US attack on Iran threatens to ignite a Mideast-wide war and rapidly draw in the other imperialist and great powers.

Democracy Now! (2019-05-07). Trita Parsi: John Bolton Has Wanted War With Iran for 20 Years. Now Could Be His Best Chance. democracynow.org Iran is accusing the United States of "psychological warfare" after National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the U.S. is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the region. In a statement on Sunday night, Bolton said the move was intended to "send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attacks on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force." On Monday acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the deployment was made because of a "credible threat by Iranian regime forces" but he offered no details. Axios is reporting…

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Spain: Viggo Mortensen Slams Vox for Using Aragorn's Picture. telesurenglish.net Actor Viggo Mortensen slammed Spain's far-right Vox party for using a picture of his character in "The Lord of the Rings," Aragorn to depict the party's anti-progressive stand. | RELATED: | Spain's Far-right Vox Received Almost $1M from 'Marxist-Islamist' Iranian Exiles: Report | On April 28, Vox pu…

Whitney Webb (2019-05-07). Bolton's Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran. globalresearch.ca According to Bolton's statement, an attack launched by a "proxy" of Iran on not just assets but "interests" of the U.S. in the region or "interests" of a U.S. ally in the region, would now be sufficient to trigger a …

plenglish (2019-05-07). China Condemns US Attitude Towards Arctic, Iran. plenglish.com Beijing, May 7 (Prensa Latina) China has deplored on Tuesday US criticism of international cooperation in the Arctic and also its military deployment to intimidate Iran, urging it to contribute more to preserving peace in both cases.

Bob Dreyfuss (2019-05-07). Trump and Bolton Are Putting War With Iran on a Hair Trigger. thenation.com Trump and Bolton Are Putting War With Iran on a Hair Trigger…

commondreams (2019-05-07). Iran's Reduced Compliance with Nuclear Accord Should be Met with Good-Faith Diplomacy, Not Escalation. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Ismael Hossein-Zadeh (2019-05-07). Behind the U.S. Labeling of Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Organization. counterpunch.org It can be readily demonstrated that the proffered U.S. justifications for labeling Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization are no more than harebrained excuses designed to put further pressure on the Iranian people in pursuit of its long-standing policy of regime change from within. Indeed, it can reasonably be argued that, in light of More

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Arctic Melting Means Business Opportunities, Pompeo Foresees. telesurenglish.net United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised the economic opportunities he claims climate change is bringing about at the 2019 Arctic Council Ministerial (ACM) meeting being held in Rovaniemi, Finland May 7. | Scientific warnings about the negative impacts of global ecosystem transformations were not mentioned by the high-level officer during his Monday address in th…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-05-07). Pompeo Cheers 'Opportunity' in Arctic From Climate Change as America Blocks Resolution Language. commondreams.org "The latest data shows that after a month of record temperatures in the Bering Sea, ocean ice in the Arctic is at an all-time record low for the date, crushing the record set … last April." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-05-07). 'War criminal': Outrage as Trump pardons former US soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner. rt.com US President Donald Trump is facing heavy criticism for pardoning a former US soldier, once sentenced to 25 years in prison for murdering an Iraqi prisoner in 2009.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-05-07). Saudi Arabia Detains 174 Yemeni Fishermen and Their Boats in Violation of Ceasefire Provisions. mintpressnews.com "Despite Sweden's truce, Coalition forces have continued to prevent Yemeni fishermen from fishing and if the fishermen dare to sail, they will be killed or detained." — Mohammed al-Hassani, head of the Forum of Tahamah Fishermen…

teleSUR (2019-05-07). At least 7 Killed, 17 Injured in Shooting at Guatemala Prison. telesurenglish.net At least seven people were killed and 17 injured after shooting broke out at a prison near Guatemala City on Tuesday, according to officials, who said that authorities have regained control at the prison. | RELATED: | Another Guatemalan Teenager Killed in Texas While in US Custody | "Security forces have already entered and have regained control of the center. Regarding the number of deceased inmates, there are seven confirmed. That is a preliminary number," Carlos Morales, a…

Tracy Keeling (2019-05-07). World's 'biggest trophy hunter' admits he and his fellow killers will end up 'shaming humanity'. thecanary.co The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting (CBTH) has released a report on who it says could be "the world's biggest trophy hunter". Spanish trophy hunter Tony Sanchez-Arino has apparently killed over 130 lions and more than 1,000 elephants, among others.Sanchez-Arino has also admitted that he and his fellow hunters will end up 'shaming humanity'. Because, he says, unless hunters "cease" killing elephants, they'll hunt the African elephant "to extinction in the wild within our lifetime, to the shame of humanity".A long life of killing: Sanchez-Arino is now 89-years-old. He says he was already killing multiple anim…

RT (2019-05-07). 1 student killed, 7 injured in Colorado school shooting. rt.com At least one person was killed and seven injured in a shooting at a charter school in Highland Ranch, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Two suspects have been arrested, both students at the school.

Sophie Erfurth (2019-05-07). Niger: When Losing Your Soil Means Losing Your Livelihood. globalresearch.ca In Niger, where agriculture is the main source of income, the message is simple: Losing your soil means losing your livelihood. The ability to grow food is inextricably linked to the productive capacity of the soil. In the case of …

United Nations (2019-05-07). UN launches innovative programme to detect and disrupt terrorist travel. un.org A new programme aimed at improving the tracking of suspected terrorists, using state-of-the-art software, was launched by the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) on Tuesday.

United Nations (2019-05-07). Tuesday's Daily Brief: prizewinning journalists freed in Myanmar, new tracking tool for suspected terrorists, and a global bid to stop snakebite deaths. un.org This Tuesday, we cover: the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar; how to detect and disrupt terrorist travel; escalation in Syria fighting; an update from the World Food Programme on Yemen; and how the UN is working to reduce snakebite deaths.

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Gutted and Broke: Brazil's National Museum Pleads for Money. telesurenglish.net Brazil's devastated National Museum is broke and cannot afford storage for artifacts rescued from the ashes of the gutted building, its director said Tuesday. | RELATED: | Brazil: Students and Teachers Protest Education Budget Cuts | In a desperate plea for more funding, Alexander Kellner warned "there will be no more National Museum" in Rio de Janeiro unless the education ministry coughs up some ca…

teleSUR (2019-05-07). BBC to Broadcast Lula's Interview Banned by Local Brazilian TV. telesurenglish.net The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced Tuesday that it will air next Saturday an interview with former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The interview, one of Lula's first since he was imprisoned in April 2018, was recorded from the Curitiba prison where the politician has been held for over a year by independent journalist Kennedy Alencar. It was expected to be brodcast by Brazilian media RedeTV that pulled the plug on its airing at the last minute. | RELATED: | <...

plenglish (2019-05-07). Brazilian Justice Indicts Temer again for Corruption. plenglish.com Brasilia, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian federal justice on Tuesday accepted an accusation presented by the Prosecutor"s Office and indicted former President Michel Temer (2016-2018) for the sixth time on charges of corruption.

Ilana Novick (2019-05-07). Ride-Hailing Drivers Strike, as Execs Stand to Make Millions in IPOs. truthdig.com As a Lyft driver puts it, "We make pennies, while the app companies make billions off the backs of drivers who suffer."

Staff (2019-05-07). The Pentagon's Trillion-Dollar Boondoggle. truthdig.com In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. A…

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Yan'an, China's Communist Party Base Is No Longer Labeled Poor. telesurenglish.net The former revolutionary base of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Yan'an, is no longer labeled as "poor," since its last two impoverished counties have risen standards of living, the provincial government announced Tuesday. | RELATED: | One Belt, One Road: China's Grand Take on Economic Globalization | After an investment of 6.25 billion yuan (US$ 920 million) from the central and local governments in the last four years, poverty-stricken residents in the counties of Yanchuan…

plenglish (2019-05-07). U.S. Plans More Annual Spending on Nuclear Submarine Program. plenglish.com 07 de mayo de 2019, 17: 48Washington, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Navy plans to increase annual spending on its nuclear missile submarine program to $5 billion by 2024, according to a Pentagon report cited Tuesday by Bloomberg News.

Sharon Lerner (2019-05-07). Air Pollution Crisis Exposes More Environmental Racism in Illinois. theintercept.com Wendy Abrams has used her wealth to help protect the environment and public health. She's the founder of a public art exhibit meant to raise awareness on climate change, serves on the board of the Waterkeeper Alliance, and has been on the boards of the NRDC Action Fund and the Environmental Defense Fund's National Council. She helped found the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chica…

South Front (2019-05-07). Video: Turkey-led Forces Suffer Casualties in Failed Attack on Kurdish YPG Positions. globalresearch.ca The Idlib de-escalation zone and the northern part of Aleppo province are now two main sources of instability in Syria. | On May 4, the pro-Turkish National Syrian Army (NSA), backed by Turkish special forces, launched a surprise attack on positions …

United Nations (2019-05-07). Escalation in Syria fighting cause for 'great concern' says UN chief, dozens more civilians dead or injured. un.org UN chief António Guterres has said that he's following "with great concern" intensifying clashes in north-western Syria that have claimed yet more civilian lives and displaced thousands in recent days.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-05-07). Yemen's Houthi Movement Unveils "National Vision" to Heal, Rebuild, and Modernize their War-torn Nation. mintpressnews.com "The National Vision symbolizes a milestone in Yemen's path towards pluralistic democracy. It shows the willingness of the National Salvation Government [led by Houthis] to work towards democracy, despite the current aggression ravaging the Yemeni Republic." — Rune Agerhus, chairman of the International Solidarity Committee with Yemen…

Aaron Maté (2019-05-07). America in denial: Gabor Maté on the psychology of Russiagate (Interview transcript). thegrayzone.com Physician, mental health expert, and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté sits down with The Grayzone's Aaron Maté to analyze how…

RT (2019-05-07). 'Case closed': Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says time to move on from Russiagate. rt.com Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, declared that there were no illicit ties between President Donald Trump and the Russians, asking Democrats to finally move on.

RT (2019-05-07). Number of US tourists to Cuba almost DOUBLES amid Trump's sanctions & threats. rt.com Despite the Trump administration's pressure on Cuba and threats to impose a "full and complete embargo", US tourists have been flocking to the country in record numbers, according to data provided by Cuban authorities.

William Hartung, Mandy Smithberger (2019-05-07). Boondoggle, Inc: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget. commondreams.org Our final annual tally for war, preparations for war, and the impact of war comes to more than $1.25 trillion—more than double the Pentagon's base budget. (Photo: AP images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Global Research News (2019-05-07). Selected Articles: D Is For Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy. globalresearch.ca Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A

Comitato No Nato (2019-05-07). Italy, the Aircraft Carrier on the War Front. globalresearch.ca The Following text is Section 11 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, …

Global Research News (2019-05-07). Global Research: A Vital Information Portal. Help Us Stay Afloat. globalresearch.ca As Global Research navigates the ever-changing algorithms of search engines and social media, we find that not only the reach of our articles has been compromised, but our finances too. Maintaining our projects, websites and operations involves some very real …

John W. Whitehead (2019-05-07). D Is for a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy. globalresearch.ca What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting curtain of political theater. And what political theater it is, diabolically full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-05-07). La locomotiva USA della spesa militare mondiale. globalresearch.ca La spesa militare mondiale — secondo le stime pubblicate dal SIPRI il 29 aprile — ha superato i 1800 miliardi di dollari nel 2018, con un aumento in termini reali del 76% rispetto al 1998. Secondo tale stima, ogni minuto …

commondreams (2019-05-07). 100+ Groups Call on House Committee to Deny Funding for Dangerous Appalachian Petrochemical Storage Hub. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Doug Allen (2019-05-07). Antisemitism and Relating to Others: Why Tolerance Isn't Enough. counterpunch.org Although the focus of this essay is on Jewish experiences and Jewish responses, other religious and secular readers concerned about responding to so much hatred, bigotry, racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression, exploitation, and injustice today can easily transform my wordings into their own contextualized terms. Most of our responses to hatred, bigotry, antisemitism More

Daniel Warner (2019-05-07). Should I Feel Guilty That Joe Biden Speaks to Me? counterpunch.org Former Vice-President Joe Biden has several clouds hanging over his candidacy, if not skeletons coming out of the closet. He's 76 years old. If elected president, he would be the oldest elected president in U.S. history. He's touchy-feely with women, many of whom have complained about how he made them feel uncomfortable. He can't apologize More

Patrick Cockburn (2019-05-07). The Furor Over the Cambridge Slave Trade Inquiry Proves Why It is Needed. counterpunch.org The outrage expressed by various establishment figures and institutions at the decision by Cambridge University to hold a two-year inquiry into its historic links to the slave trade demonstrates the continuing sensitivity and relevance of the topic. Critics of the inquiry claim that such focus on slavery is simply bowing to a trend, the suggestion More

Dan Corjescu (2019-05-07). It's Globalization, Stupid! counterpunch.org The coming presidential election is not about Trump. It's about the nation state vs globalization. If the democrats don't get that; they will surely loose no matter who becomes their eventual candidate. The recent rise of populist leaders and their nationalist agendas are surely the inevitable political reaction to the Neoliberalism of the last thirty More

Andrew Moss (2019-05-07). Getting It Right on Immigration. counterpunch.org As the 2020 presidential campaign intensifies in the coming weeks and months, we'll see candidates and pundits airing a wide variety of proposals on immigration policy. We'll get recommendations on border security, asylum, detention, the status of the Dreamers, the status of the 11 million people living in the U.S. without documentation, and the role More

Paul Street (2019-05-07). Step Right Up to the Quadrennial Extravaganza! counterpunch.org STEP Right Up! Step Right Up! It's Uncle Sam's Authoritarian Carnival, Featuring the Amazing American Quadrennial Electoral Extravaganza, the Greatest Show in the World! Narrow Spectrum Big Money Corporate Parties and Candidates! Malevolent Narcissists and Wall Street Sell-Outs Masquerading as Champions of the Middle and Working Classes! Elitism Masquerading as Populism! Plutocratic Puppet Shows! Dazzling More

Mark Gruenberg (2019-05-07). Hundreds of former federal prosecutors: Trump guilty of obstruction of justice. peoplesworld.org

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Reuters Journalists Jailed for Reporting on Rohingyas, Freed. telesurenglish.net Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars. | RELATED: | Rohingya Women Request ICC Probe Into Genocide | The two reporters, Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had been convicted in September and sentenced to seven years in jail in a case that stained Myanmar's progress toward democracy and sparked an outcry from diplomats and h…

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Spain's Socialists and Progressives Aim For Left-Wing Coalition. telesurenglish.net Prime Minister for the Center-left Spanish Socialist Worker's Party (PSOE) Pedro Sanchez and left-wing United We Can (UP) party leader Pablo Iglesias met on Tuesday in the Palace of Moncloa to begin talks and negotiations toward striving to form a left majority coalition in parliament. | RELATED: | Socialists Win in Spain, Left or Right-Wing Gov't Still Likely | After two hours of talks, both Sanchez and Iglesias came out satisfied with…

Beyond Prisons (2019-05-07). Beyond Prisons: Abolition Is A Horizon feat. Sarah K. Tyson. shadowproof.com CONTENT WARNING: SEXUAL VIOLENCE, CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE | Sarah K. Tyson joins Beyond Prisons for a conversation about her work as a philosopher, anti-violence advocate, and prison educator. | We explore the contradiction between anti-violence work and its reliance on the criminal punishment system, what it's like to do philosophy in prison, the importance of building relationships with people inside, and so much more. | Sarah Tyson is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Affiliated Faculty of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado, Denver. | Her research focuses on questions of authority, histor…

RT (2019-05-07). Chicago now has a monument to a Holocaust accomplice, so where is the anti-Semitism outrage? rt.com A new war memorial in Chicago honors a Lithuanian anti-Soviet fighter, who is also credibly accused of playing a part in the Nazis' extermination of Jews in the Baltic state. It was hardly noticed by US anti-Semitism watchdogs.

Edward J. Martin (2019-05-07). Robert Owen, Worker Cooperatives, and Democratic Socialism. dissidentvoice.org Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) — and its two predecessor organizations, the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC) and the New American Movement (NAM) — had their origins in the early 1970s, at the beginning of a long-term rightward shift of United States and global politics. This shift to the right — from the 1980s of …

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-05-07). Society in jeopardy: UN report details humans have pushed one million species to the brink of extinction. nationofchange.org The newest United Nations report on global biodiversity has officially been released and it solidifies what the initial draft warned: human exploitation of the environment has pushed one million plant and animal species to the brink of extinction. | Conducted by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the report details findings conducted by a team of hundreds of experts from 50 nations. Conclusions from the report warn of the "accelerating" and "unprecedented" extinction rates due to the human-caused climate crisis as well as ominous tidings for the future…

Phillip Smith (2019-05-07). More evidence that fentanyl is killing meth and cocaine users. nationofchange.org "The lack of awareness regarding the potentially deadly combination of fentanyl with cocaine or methamphetamine poses a significant risk to public health because of the heightened risk of overdose."

plenglish (2019-05-07). Worrying Insecurity of Social Leaders in Colombia, Warns UN. plenglish.com 07 de mayo de 2019, 17: 34Bogota, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Alberto Brunori, representative in Colombia of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, this Tuesday expressed strong concern about the lack of protection of social leaders in the country.

Staff (2019-05-07). Worsening U.S.-China Trade Tensions Rattle Financial Markets. truthdig.com The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street as the U.S. and China moved closer to an escalation of their already costly trade war. | The U.S. was set to impose higher tariffs on China on Friday, a day after representatives from both nations are scheduled to resume trade talks in Washington. Trump administration officials accused China of reneging on commitments made during weeks of negotiations. | Both sides had signaled progress was being made toward a resolution in recent weeks. Buoyed by those signs, as well as a more dovish stance on interest rate…

2019-05-07: Social Media Postees

Will the Trump Regime Attack Venezuela and Iran?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Imperial madness defines US geopolitics under Republicans and undemocratic Dems, seeking dominion over planet earth, its resources and populations. | Naked aggression and other hostile actions are its favored strategies. Trump delegated his geopolitical agenda to hardline extremists Pompeo and Bolton….
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Pence lifts US sanctions from Venezuela's defector general, hopes to inspire more turncoats
rt.com | 2019-05-08
The US has lifted sanctions from a former Venezuelan spy chief, who recently defected from President Nicolas Maduro's side. US Vice President Mike Pence hopes this incentive will prompt others to defect as well. | …
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CIA Dirty Hands All Over the US Coup Plot Against Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Operating like a global Mafia, CIA dirty hands are behind all post-WW II coup plots by the US. The late William Blum documented its actions against sovereign states. | US policies are "worse than (most people) imagine," he explained, including virtually …
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Breaking Down Pompeo's Verbal Assault on Russia and China's Arctic Interests
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Global Research Editor's Note | The US transpolar territory is much smaller than that of Russia, Canada and Denmark. And in fact the US doesn't really have territories bordering the Arctic Ocean. In this regard, we have to distinguish between territories …
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Money Laundering — Why the UK Does Not Prosecute It
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
A study by the CCP Research Foundation — which analyses banks' so-called 'conduct costs' — revealed that the biggest 20 banks worldwide, including the biggest four in Britain, had paid or set aside £264 billion for fines in the five …
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Video: Multiple Casualties Reported Amid Clashes in Northwestern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
On May 6, air defenses of Russia's Hmeimim airbase in Syria repelled two militant rocket attacks intercepting at least 36 projectiles, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. | According to the defense ministry, the attacks caused no damage or casualties. Militants had …
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Mapping the Toxic Fluorinated PFAS Contamination across America: New Data Show 610 Sites in 43 States
Bill Walker | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
The known extent of contamination of American communities with the highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate, with no end in sight. As of March 2019, at least 610 locations in 43 states …
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Muslims Under Attack: Solidarity or 'Left Secularism'
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Western governments and the xenophobic far right are engaged in a veritable war on Muslims. One way in which this attack unfolds is an ongoing effort to force Muslims to embrace dominant 'values' and change their forms of dress or …
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Suit reveals US, S. Korean govts were sex traffickers of Korean women
Joyce Chediac | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-08
So-called "comfort women" and their advocates advance their struggle in court.
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America in Denial: Dr. Gabor Maté on the Psychology of Russiagate
The Grayzone | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-08
(GRAYZONE) — Mental health expert and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté sits down with The Grayzone's Aaron Maté to analyze how Russiagate was able to take hold of U.S. society following Donald Trump's election. TRANSCRIPT AARON MATÉ: It's The Grayzone, coming to you from The People's Forum in New York City. I'm Aaron Maté, here with another …

America in Denial: Dr. Gabor Maté on the Psychology of Russiagate

Named: The People Killed in Gaza and Israel this Weekend
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
MEE Editor's note: This story is being updated and amended as more details about those killed by the air strikes and rocket attacks emerge. | After the worst fighting seen in Gaza since the war in 2014, at least 25 Palestinians, …
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What I Saw in Gaza Changed Me Forever
Ned Rosch | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-07
Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism is a powerful collection of 40 essays by Jews from diverse backgrounds. Each describes a personal journey from a Zionist worldview to activism in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis striving to build a society founded on justice, equality, and peaceful coexistence. In this excerpt from the essay "Palestine and my Journey of Self-Discovery," Ned Rosch describes the deep impact of a visit to Gaza in 2014, shortly after the intensive bombings of Israel's "Operation Protective Edge." | The great Indian writer Arundhati Roy wrote, "The trouble is that once you see it, you can't un…
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Video: The Occupation of the American Mind. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Roger Waters | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
This video was originally published in May 2018. | Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world …
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The Media's Israel-Centric Reporting of the Death Toll in Gaza
Alison Weir | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-07
Media have published a number of reports on the recent violence that emphasize Israeli deaths, begin with Israeli victims, largely ignore the year-long killing of Gazans, and frame Israeli actions as strictly defensive.
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US Sanctions Violate Human Rights, International Law: UN Expert
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
The United Nations (U.N.) Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, expressed deep concern on Monday at the recent measures against Cuba, Venezuela, and Iran by the United States (U.S), arguing the use of economic sanctions for political purposes violates human rights and international law. | RELATED: | US Gloats Own Actions to Economically Ruin Venezuela | "The resort by a major power of its dominant position in the international financial arena against its…
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FRSO Venezuela delegation meets with trade union leader
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-07
Caracas, Venezuela – The delegation from Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) met with Jacobo Torres, May 6, the international relations coordinator for the Central of Bolivarian Socialist Workers (CBST) and a member of the international relations commission of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). He also is a delegate for the working class in the Constituent National Assembly (ANC). | They met Torres at one of the work stations of Corpoelec, the state-run electricity company that provides power to the entire country. In March, far-right terrorists, with the support of the United States, attacked…
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Embassy Protection Collective: We're Still Here And We're Staying
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-07
The Embassy Protection Collective formed on April 10, the day after the Trump administration manipulated the Organization of American States (OAS) to change the rules so they could recognize their puppet, Juan Guaido, as president of Venezuela. The OAS could not get the required two-thirds vote to recognize a government so they changed the rules …
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What Is Happening at the Venezuelan Embassy Is an Outrage
Medea Benjamin | commondreams.org | 2019-05-07
On May 1 our peaceful presence was violently besieged by angry Guaido supporters. (Photo: Codepink) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Pence to Reward Venezuelan Coup Participants with Carrots
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set on Tuesday to offer new incentives to Venezuela's military in an attempt to convince the them to turn against the legitimate President Nicolas Maduro. This move by Pence comes just a week after the failed coup by Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaido. | RELATED: | US Gloats Own Actions to Economically Ruin Venezuela | According to Reuters, Pence is offering a "humanitarian aid" package to Venezuela, which i…
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Sloppy Journalism: CNN Falsely Claims Venezuela's Guaido Was Elected President in January
Jason Ditz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
Continuing to try to advance the US narrative that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is the "duly elected" president, CNN went to the trouble on Sunday afternoon of inventing an entire election to base this around. | In the CNN report, …
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A Nuclear War? Over Venezuela?
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
Is President Trump about to invade Venezuela? His advisors keep telling us in ever-stronger terms that "all options are on the table" and that US military intervention to restore Venezuela's constitution "may be necessary." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was …
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In wake of Venezuela coup fiasco, US military threats mount
wsws.org | 2019-05-07
Both Secretary of State Pompeo and US puppet Juan Guaidó say that "military options" are under consideration.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

In wake of Venezuela coup fiasco, US military threats mount
wsws.org | 2019-05-07
Both Secretary of State Pompeo and US puppet Juan Guaidó say that "military options" are under consideration.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

Pompeo Claims US Aggression Against Venezuela Would be Lawful
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
According to Pompeo, US presidents have constitutional authority under Article II to preemptively attack other nations. | The article states the following: "The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States…" | Nothing in the …
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Washington's hybrid war on Venezuela — a very 21st-century attempt at regime change
Jeb Sprague | mronline.org | 2019-05-07
Rather than carry out conventional war, over recent months U.S. officials have sought to promote internal divisions, sabotage, and economic collapse within Venezuela. Here's the full story of Washington's hybrid war on the country. | Source…
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Venezuela Is Not Alone — No Esta Sola
Lauren Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
United States activists stand with President Maduro and the people of Venezuela in resistance to Washington's attempts at regime change. Departing Venezuelan diplomats, ordered out of the country on April 15th by the Trump administration, gave the keys to its …
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Failed 'Coup' a Fake Corporate News Story Designed to Trick Venezuelan Soldiers–and US Public
Dave Lindorff | fair.org | 2019-05-07
by Dave Lindorff | After days of breathless reporting in the US media about public and military support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro collapsing, and about an April 30 coup by presidential poseur Juan Guaidó, we now know the truth: The whole thing was a fraud, staged at the instigation of Washington in hopes that the Venezuelan people and rank-and-file troops would fall for the trick and think an actual coup was underway. | We also know, from an excellent May 2 report by Michael Fox in the Nation magazine, that the US mainstrea…
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Economic Recovery and Dialogue among Venezuela's Priorities
plenglish.com | 2019-05-07
Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Venezuela is focusing its efforts on the country"s economic recovery and political dialogue, amid the opposition"s calls to destabilization with support from the United States.
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Spain's Zapatero Criticizes Trump, Calls for Venezuela Dialogue
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
Former Prime Minister of Spain Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero defended Tuesday the option of "negotiation, dialogue, and agreement" regarding the situation in Venezuela "because any other alternative will not prosper." | RELATED: | Venezuela: Spain to Limit Leopoldo Lopez's Political Activity | Zapatero also criticized United States president, Donald Trump, and his administration's advisers for speaking of the Latin American country without having actually visited it, saying it is "
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Venezuela Top Court Orders Prosecution of Lawmakers Over Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
The Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela, found guilty seven opposition lawmakers of the Venezuelan National Assembly, which has been in contampt oif that very court since 2016, for illicit activity linked to treason, conspiracy, instigation for civil rebellion, conspiracy to commit a crime, usurpation of functions, and public instigation for disobedience of the laws, after their participation in the attempted coup on April 30. | Henry Ramos Allup, Luis Germán Florido, Marianela Magallanes López, José Simón Calzadilla Peraza, Andrés Enrique Delgado Velázquez, Amerigo De Grazia and Richard José Blanco Delgado…
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Former Spanish President Condemns US Policy towards Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-05-07
Madrid, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The former head of the Spanish government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, criticized the position of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, towards Venezuela and committed to dialogue as the only solution to the conflict in that country.
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How GMO Seeds and Monsanto /Bayer's "RoundUp" Are Driving US Policy in Venezuela
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
With Juan Guaidó's parallel government attempting to take power with the backing of the U.S., it is telling that the top political donors of those in the U.S. most fervently pushing regime change in Venezuela have close ties to Monsanto …
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Uruguay Confirms Its Commitment for Talks in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-05-07
07 de mayo de 2019, 12: 26Montevideo, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay"s Foreign Minister, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, reiterated his country will commit for talks in Venezuela, three months after the Montevideo Mechanism was cfeated in this country.
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Foreign Minister Arreaza: 'The People of Venezuela Are Prepared to Defend Their Sovereignty'
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-05-07
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced US sanctions and asset freezes during a recent trip to Moscow.
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Defending the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-07
Washington, DC – On May 4, over 100 people came out to support the Embassy Protection Collective that has been inside the Venezuelan embassy, defending it for the past several weeks. | The day also featured a crowd of between 100 and 150 opposition goons. Their numbers grew for a few hours during their opposition-organized outdoor concert. These are people who make no secret of their desire for their own country to be the target of a U.S. invasion. | Inside the embassy, the protectors have ranged in numbers from between 20 and 50 people over the course of the past two weeks. They are living there with the support…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/5/6/d…

Venezuelan Human Rights Organization to Account for Blockade Damage
plenglish.com | 2019-05-07
Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s National Human Rights Council is currently studying a program to account the damages caused by the US financial blockade against national companies.
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UN Considers Unprecedented Crisis in the African Sahel
plenglish.com | 2019-05-07
Bamako, May 7 ( Prensa Latina) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has described on Tuesday as an "unprecedented humanitarian crisis" the situation in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, countries belonging to the African Sahel region.
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Did Donald Trump's Grip on the Justice Department Sabotage Robert Mueller's Investigation?
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-05-07
Given what we now know about the events of the last two years, Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre resembles a routine weekend in the Trump administration.
theintercept.com/2019/05/07/muel…

Release of prize-winning Reuters journalists in Myanmar welcomed by UN
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-07
The release of two prize-winning Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after reporting on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims has been welcomed by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, which warns however that press freedom there remains "dire".
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Migrant Death Ship to be Exposed at Venice Art Fair
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
The remains of the worst known Mediterranean migrant shipwreck, in which up to 900 people died, will be exhibited at the prestigious Venice Biennale art fair this week. | RELATED: | Libya Intercepts Migrants as Fighting in Tripoli Slows | The blue and red fishing boat was carrying almost 1,000 migrants when it struck a Portuguese cargo ship that was coming to its aid off the coast of Libya during the night of April 18-19, 2015. | The boat sa…
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Mayham Plagues Libyan Capital as Death Toll Rises to 432: WHO
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
A total of 432 people have been killed and 2,069 others injured in the fighting between the UN-backed Government of National Accord and the Benghazi-based Libyan National Army, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. | RELATED: | Libya Intercepts Migrants as Fighting in Tripoli Slows | "Since the armed conflict in Tripoli, Libya began, 432 people have died, 2,069 people have been wounded, and more than 50,000 have had to flee their homes," WHO tweeted. "Every day of violence…
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Democrats line up behind Trump's war on immigrants
wsws.org | 2019-05-07
With death and misery mounting along the southern US border,the Democratic party is signaling its support for further repression.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

Trump Pardons Ex-Soldier Convicted of Killing Unarmed Iraqi Man
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
United States President Donald Trump granted a full pardon Monday to a former army lieutenant who was convicted of killing an unarmed Iraqi man. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Calls US Iraq Invasion 'Illegal' on 16th Anniversary | In 2009 Michael Behenna was convicted for "unpremeditated murder in a combat zone" of Ali Mansur during an unauthorized interrogat…
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Better training 'a necessary and strategic investment' in peacekeeping that saves lives: Guterres
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-07
Better training for peacekeepers being deployed to increasingly hostile environments is a "necessary and strategic" investment which can also save lives, the UN Secretary-General told Security Council members on Tuesday.
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Spain: Viggo Mortensen Slams Vox for Using Aragorn's Picture
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
Actor Viggo Mortensen slammed Spain's far-right Vox party for using a picture of his character in "The Lord of the Rings," Aragorn to depict the party's anti-progressive stand. | RELATED: | Spain's Far-right Vox Received Almost $1M from 'Marxist-Islamist' Iranian Exiles: Report | On April 28, Vox pu…
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Iran's Reduced Compliance with Nuclear Accord Should be Met with Good-Faith Diplomacy, Not Escalation
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-05-07
Washington, D.C. — May 7, 2019 — In response to reports that Iran will announce a reduction in its compliance with the Iran Nuclear Agreement on May 8, the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration's unilateral withdrawal from the agreement, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the …
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US threatens Iran with war
wsws.org | 2019-05-07
The reckless and criminal character of Washington's actions cannot be exaggerated. A US attack on Iran threatens to ignite a Mideast-wide war and rapidly draw in the other imperialist and great powers.
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Behind the U.S. Labeling of Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Organization
Ismael Hossein-Zadeh | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-07
It can be readily demonstrated that the proffered U.S. justifications for labeling Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization are no more than harebrained excuses designed to put further pressure on the Iranian people in pursuit of its long-standing policy of regime change from within. Indeed, it can reasonably be argued that, in light of…
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Trita Parsi: John Bolton Has Wanted War With Iran for 20 Years. Now Could Be His Best Chance
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-07
Iran is accusing the United States of "psychological warfare" after National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the U.S. is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the region. In a statement on Sunday night, Bolton said the move was intended to "send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attacks on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force." On Monday acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the deployment was made because of a "credible threat by Iranian regime forces" but he offered no details. Axios is reporting…
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Trump and Bolton Are Putting War With Iran on a Hair Trigger
Bob Dreyfuss | thenation.com | 2019-05-07
Trump and Bolton Are Putting War With Iran on a Hair Trigger…
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Iran's Reduced Compliance with Nuclear Accord Should be Met with Good-Faith Diplomacy, Not Escalation
commondreams.org | 2019-05-07
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Bolton's Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
According to Bolton's statement, an attack launched by a "proxy" of Iran on not just assets but "interests" of the U.S. in the region or "interests" of a U.S. ally in the region, would now be sufficient to trigger a …
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China Condemns US Attitude Towards Arctic, Iran
plenglish.com | 2019-05-07
Beijing, May 7 (Prensa Latina) China has deplored on Tuesday US criticism of international cooperation in the Arctic and also its military deployment to intimidate Iran, urging it to contribute more to preserving peace in both cases.
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Pompeo Cheers 'Opportunity' in Arctic From Climate Change as America Blocks Resolution Language
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-07
"The latest data shows that after a month of record temperatures in the Bering Sea, ocean ice in the Arctic is at an all-time record low for the date, crushing the record set … last April." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Arctic Melting Means Business Opportunities, Pompeo Foresees
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised the economic opportunities he claims climate change is bringing about at the 2019 Arctic Council Ministerial (ACM) meeting being held in Rovaniemi, Finland May 7. | Scientific warnings about the negative impacts of global ecosystem transformations were not mentioned by the high-level officer during his Monday address in th…
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1 student killed, 7 injured in Colorado school shooting
rt.com | 2019-05-07
At least one person was killed and seven injured in a shooting at a charter school in Highland Ranch, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Two suspects have been arrested, both students at the school. | …
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At least 7 Killed, 17 Injured in Shooting at Guatemala Prison
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
At least seven people were killed and 17 injured after shooting broke out at a prison near Guatemala City on Tuesday, according to officials, who said that authorities have regained control at the prison. | RELATED: | Another Guatemalan Teenager Killed in Texas While in US Custody | "Security forces have already entered and have regained control of the center. Regarding the number of deceased inmates, there are seven confirmed. That is a preliminary number," Carlos Morales, a…
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'War criminal': Outrage as Trump pardons former US soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner
rt.com | 2019-05-07
US President Donald Trump is facing heavy criticism for pardoning a former US soldier, once sentenced to 25 years in prison for murdering an Iraqi prisoner in 2009. | …
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Saudi Arabia Detains 174 Yemeni Fishermen and Their Boats in Violation of Ceasefire Provisions
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-07
"Despite Sweden's truce, Coalition forces have continued to prevent Yemeni fishermen from fishing and if the fishermen dare to sail, they will be killed or detained." — Mohammed al-Hassani, head of the Forum of Tahamah Fishermen…
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World's 'biggest trophy hunter' admits he and his fellow killers will end up 'shaming humanity'
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-05-07
The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting (CBTH) has released a report on who it says could be "the world's biggest trophy hunter". Spanish trophy hunter Tony Sanchez-Arino has apparently killed over 130 lions and more than 1,000 elephants, among others.Sanchez-Arino has also admitted that he and his fellow hunters will end up 'shaming humanity'. Because, he says, unless hunters "cease" killing elephants, they'll hunt the African elephant "to extinction in the wild within our lifetime, to the shame of humanity".A long life of killing: Sanchez-Arino is now 89-years-old. He says he was already killing multiple anim…
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Niger: When Losing Your Soil Means Losing Your Livelihood
Sophie Erfurth | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
In Niger, where agriculture is the main source of income, the message is simple: Losing your soil means losing your livelihood. The ability to grow food is inextricably linked to the productive capacity of the soil. In the case of …
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Syria Testimonies: A Mother's Brave Testimony after Martyrdom of Her Son, Majed, 4th April 2019
Vanessa Beeley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
During my most recent trip to Mhardeh and Al Suqalibiyah– Syrian Christian towns bordering international terrorism — I interviewed the families of two martyrs, murdered by a Nusra Front rocket on the 4th April 2019. | I was profoundly affected …
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Tuesday's Daily Brief: prizewinning journalists freed in Myanmar, new tracking tool for suspected terrorists, and a global bid to stop snakebite deaths
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-07
This Tuesday, we cover: the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar; how to detect and disrupt terrorist travel; escalation in Syria fighting; an update from the World Food Programme on Yemen; and how the UN is working to reduce snakebite deaths.
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UN launches innovative programme to detect and disrupt terrorist travel
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-07
A new programme aimed at improving the tracking of suspected terrorists, using state-of-the-art software, was launched by the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) on Tuesday.
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Gutted and Broke: Brazil's National Museum Pleads for Money
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
Brazil's devastated National Museum is broke and cannot afford storage for artifacts rescued from the ashes of the gutted building, its director said Tuesday. | RELATED: | Brazil: Students and Teachers Protest Education Budget Cuts | In a desperate plea for more funding, Alexander Kellner warned "there will be no more National Museum" in Rio de Janeiro unless the education ministry coughs up some ca…
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BBC to Broadcast Lula's Interview Banned by Local Brazilian TV
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced Tuesday that it will air next Saturday an interview with former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The interview, one of Lula's first since he was imprisoned in April 2018, was recorded from the Curitiba prison where the politician has been held for over a year by independent journalist Kennedy Alencar. It was expected to be brodcast by Brazilian media RedeTV that pulled the plug on its airing at the last minute. | RELATED: |
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Brazilian Justice Indicts Temer again for Corruption
plenglish.com | 2019-05-07
Brasilia, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian federal justice on Tuesday accepted an accusation presented by the Prosecutor"s Office and indicted former President Michel Temer (2016-2018) for the sixth time on charges of corruption.
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The Pentagon's Trillion-Dollar Boondoggle
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-07
In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. A…
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U.S. Plans More Annual Spending on Nuclear Submarine Program
plenglish.com | 2019-05-07
07 de mayo de 2019, 17: 48Washington, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Navy plans to increase annual spending on its nuclear missile submarine program to $5 billion by 2024, according to a Pentagon report cited Tuesday by Bloomberg News.
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Ride-Hailing Drivers Strike, as Execs Stand to Make Millions in IPOs
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-05-07
As a Lyft driver puts it, "We make pennies, while the app companies make billions off the backs of drivers who suffer."
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Yan'an, China's Communist Party Base Is No Longer Labeled Poor
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
The former revolutionary base of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Yan'an, is no longer labeled as "poor," since its last two impoverished counties have risen standards of living, the provincial government announced Tuesday. | RELATED: | One Belt, One Road: China's Grand Take on Economic Globalization | After an investment of 6.25 billion yuan (US$ 920 million) from the central and local governments in the last four years, poverty-stricken residents in the counties of Yanchuan…
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Air Pollution Crisis Exposes More Environmental Racism in Illinois
Sharon Lerner | theintercept.com | 2019-05-07
Wendy Abrams has used her wealth to help protect the environment and public health. She's the founder of a public art exhibit meant to raise awareness on climate change, serves on the board of the Waterkeeper Alliance, and has been on the boards of the NRDC Action Fund and the Environmental Defense Fund's National Council. She helped found the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chica…
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Escalation in Syria fighting cause for 'great concern' says UN chief, dozens more civilians dead or injured
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-07
UN chief António Guterres has said that he's following "with great concern" intensifying clashes in north-western Syria that have claimed yet more civilian lives and displaced thousands in recent days.
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Video: Turkey-led Forces Suffer Casualties in Failed Attack on Kurdish YPG Positions
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
The Idlib de-escalation zone and the northern part of Aleppo province are now two main sources of instability in Syria. | On May 4, the pro-Turkish National Syrian Army (NSA), backed by Turkish special forces, launched a surprise attack on positions …
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Yemen's Houthi Movement Unveils "National Vision" to Heal, Rebuild, and Modernize their War-torn Nation
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-07
"The National Vision symbolizes a milestone in Yemen's path towards pluralistic democracy. It shows the willingness of the National Salvation Government [led by Houthis] to work towards democracy, despite the current aggression ravaging the Yemeni Republic." — Rune Agerhus, chairman of the International Solidarity Committee with Yemen…
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'Case closed': Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says time to move on from Russiagate
rt.com | 2019-05-07
Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, declared that there were no illicit ties between President Donald Trump and the Russians, asking Democrats to finally move on. | …
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America in denial: Gabor Maté on the psychology of Russiagate (Interview transcript)
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-07
Physician, mental health expert, and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté sits down with The Grayzone's Aaron Maté to analyze how…
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Number of US tourists to Cuba almost DOUBLES amid Trump's sanctions & threats
rt.com | 2019-05-07
Despite the Trump administration's pressure on Cuba and threats to impose a "full and complete embargo", US tourists have been flocking to the country in record numbers, according to data provided by Cuban authorities. | …
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Boondoggle, Inc: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget
William Hartung, Mandy Smithberger | commondreams.org | 2019-05-07
Our final annual tally for war, preparations for war, and the impact of war comes to more than $1.25 trillion—more than double the Pentagon's base budget. (Photo: AP images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Italy, the Aircraft Carrier on the War Front
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
The Following text is Section 11 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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Selected Articles: D Is For Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A…
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La locomotiva USA della spesa militare mondiale
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
La spesa militare mondiale — secondo le stime pubblicate dal SIPRI il 29 aprile — ha superato i 1800 miliardi di dollari nel 2018, con un aumento in termini reali del 76% rispetto al 1998. Secondo tale stima, ogni minuto …
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Global Research: A Vital Information Portal. Help Us Stay Afloat
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
As Global Research navigates the ever-changing algorithms of search engines and social media, we find that not only the reach of our articles has been compromised, but our finances too. Maintaining our projects, websites and operations involves some very real …
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D Is for a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting curtain of political theater. And what political theater it is, diabolically full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing.
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100+ Groups Call on House Committee to Deny Funding for Dangerous Appalachian Petrochemical Storage Hub
commondreams.org | 2019-05-07
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Step Right Up to the Quadrennial Extravaganza!
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-07
STEP Right Up! Step Right Up! It's Uncle Sam's Authoritarian Carnival, Featuring the Amazing American Quadrennial Electoral Extravaganza, the Greatest Show in the World! Narrow Spectrum Big Money Corporate Parties and Candidates! Malevolent Narcissists and Wall Street Sell-Outs Masquerading as Champions of the Middle and Working Classes! Elitism Masquerading as Populism! Plutocratic Puppet Shows! Dazzling…
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Should I Feel Guilty That Joe Biden Speaks to Me?
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-07
Former Vice-President Joe Biden has several clouds hanging over his candidacy, if not skeletons coming out of the closet. He's 76 years old. If elected president, he would be the oldest elected president in U.S. history. He's touchy-feely with women, many of whom have complained about how he made them feel uncomfortable. He can't apologize…
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Getting It Right on Immigration
Andrew Moss | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-07
As the 2020 presidential campaign intensifies in the coming weeks and months, we'll see candidates and pundits airing a wide variety of proposals on immigration policy. We'll get recommendations on border security, asylum, detention, the status of the Dreamers, the status of the 11 million people living in the U.S. without documentation, and the role…
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It's Globalization, Stupid!
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-07
The coming presidential election is not about Trump. It's about the nation state vs globalization. If the democrats don't get that; they will surely loose no matter who becomes their eventual candidate. The recent rise of populist leaders and their nationalist agendas are surely the inevitable political reaction to the Neoliberalism of the last thirty…
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The Furor Over the Cambridge Slave Trade Inquiry Proves Why It is Needed
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-07
The outrage expressed by various establishment figures and institutions at the decision by Cambridge University to hold a two-year inquiry into its historic links to the slave trade demonstrates the continuing sensitivity and relevance of the topic. Critics of the inquiry claim that such focus on slavery is simply bowing to a trend, the suggestion…
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Antisemitism and Relating to Others: Why Tolerance Isn't Enough
Doug Allen | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-07
Although the focus of this essay is on Jewish experiences and Jewish responses, other religious and secular readers concerned about responding to so much hatred, bigotry, racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression, exploitation, and injustice today can easily transform my wordings into their own contextualized terms. Most of our responses to hatred, bigotry, antisemitism…
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Spain's Socialists and Progressives Aim For Left-Wing Coalition
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
Prime Minister for the Center-left Spanish Socialist Worker's Party (PSOE) Pedro Sanchez and left-wing United We Can (UP) party leader Pablo Iglesias met on Tuesday in the Palace of Moncloa to begin talks and negotiations toward striving to form a left majority coalition in parliament. | RELATED: | Socialists Win in Spain, Left or Right-Wing Gov't Still Likely | After two hours of talks, both Sanchez and Iglesias came out satisfied with…
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Beyond Prisons: Abolition Is A Horizon feat. Sarah K. Tyson
Beyond Prisons | shadowproof.com | 2019-05-07
CONTENT WARNING: SEXUAL VIOLENCE, CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE | Sarah K. Tyson joins Beyond Prisons for a conversation about her work as a philosopher, anti-violence advocate, and prison educator. | We explore the contradiction between anti-violence work and its reliance on the criminal punishment system, what it's like to do philosophy in prison, the importance of building relationships with people inside, and so much more. | Sarah Tyson is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Affiliated Faculty of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado, Denver. | Her research focuses on questions of authority, histor…
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Robert Owen, Worker Cooperatives, and Democratic Socialism
Edward J. Martin | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-07
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) — and its two predecessor organizations, the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC) and the New American Movement (NAM) — had their origins in the early 1970s, at the beginning of a long-term rightward shift of United States and global politics. This shift to the right — from the 1980s of …
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Turtle Man: Case Is Closed. She Who Is Yet Persisting: Not So Fast
Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-07
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More evidence that fentanyl is killing meth and cocaine users
Phillip Smith | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-07
"The lack of awareness regarding the potentially deadly combination of fentanyl with cocaine or methamphetamine poses a significant risk to public health because of the heightened risk of overdose."
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Reuters Journalists Jailed for Reporting on Rohingyas, Freed
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars. | RELATED: | Rohingya Women Request ICC Probe Into Genocide | The two reporters, Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had been convicted in September and sentenced to seven years in jail in a case that stained Myanmar's progress toward democracy and sparked an outcry from diplomats and h…
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Society in jeopardy: UN report details humans have pushed one million species to the brink of extinction
Alexandra Jacobo | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-07
The newest United Nations report on global biodiversity has officially been released and it solidifies what the initial draft warned: human exploitation of the environment has pushed one million plant and animal species to the brink of extinction. | Conducted by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the report details findings conducted by a team of hundreds of experts from 50 nations. Conclusions from the report warn of the "accelerating" and "unprecedented" extinction rates due to the human-caused climate crisis as well as ominous tidings for the future…
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'We Will Fight This': Rights Advocates Warn Georgia's Six-Week Abortion Ban Poses National Threat
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-07
Reproductive rights advocates vowed to fight in court against Georgia's new so-called heartbeat bill—signed into law Tuesday by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp—while warning that the measure's greater purpose is to challenge the constitutionally protected right to abortion on a national scale. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Worsening U.S.-China Trade Tensions Rattle Financial Markets
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-07
The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street as the U.S. and China moved closer to an escalation of their already costly trade war. | The U.S. was set to impose higher tariffs on China on Friday, a day after representatives from both nations are scheduled to resume trade talks in Washington. Trump administration officials accused China of reneging on commitments made during weeks of negotiations. | Both sides had signaled progress was being made toward a resolution in recent weeks. Buoyed by those signs, as well as a more dovish stance on interest rate…
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