Daily Archives: May 10, 2019

2019-05-10: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2019-05-10). Trump, Hostage to Bolton and Pompeo, Pleads With Iran to Call and Rescue Him. commondreams.org The frequent about-faces and erratic pronouncements of Trump are enough to discourage anyone from engaging in diplomacy with him. (Photo: AFP/Timothy A. Clary) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-05-10). Venezuela coup enthusiast Rubio says China is secretly propping up Maduro. rt.com Neocon US Senator and Venezuela regime change crusader Marco Rubio claims China is secretly backing President Nicolas Maduro by 'shutting down the internet' to thwart Washington-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido. |

Serge Halimi (2019-05-10). US Foreign Policy as Bellicose as Ever. counterpunch.org It only took a few months under Donald Trump's presidency for the US to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, impose new sanctions on Russia, reverse the normalisation of diplomatic relations with Cuba, announce its intention to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, warn Pakistan, threaten Venezuela with military intervention, and declare a readiness to More

Robert Koehler (2019-05-10). War on Venezuela? counterpunch.org Mix a little socialism in with the oil and war may be unavoidable. Thus, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, talking about Venezuela: "The president has been crystal clear and incredibly consistent. Military action is possible. If that's what's required, that's what the United States will do." He goes on, demonstrating how we lie about war in More

Peter Lackowski (2019-05-10). A first-hand account from Caracas from the day of the coup through May Day. mronline.org Today there was a farcical attempt to take a military airport that fizzled. It turned into a dozen or so guys throwing stones and being ignored. The Guardian is shamelessly running video of something that happened weeks ago as though it were today. We were there and it was all normal. | Source

susan_p (2019-05-10). Venezuela's crisis: A view from the communes. greenleft.org.au Within hours of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó calling for street mobilisations to back his attempted military coup against President Nicolás Maduro on April 30, Guaidó's supporters had looted and set fire to the headquarters of the Indio Caricuao Commune in south-west Caracas. | The building was used for local residents' meetings and housed a commune-run textile enterprise, which funds projects in the community. | Atenea Jiménez, from the National Network of Comuneros (commune activists) said: "Once again attacks on the communes by fascist sectors have begun." | She also noted however that comuneros "a…

WSWS (2019-05-10). The defense of Venezuela and the struggle for socialism in Latin America. wsws.org We are publishing here the text of the speech to the 2019 International May Day Online Rally delivered by Bill Van Auken.

susan_p (2019-05-10). Venezuela: How one local council is working to overcome the crisis through people's power. greenleft.org.au In the midst of Venezuela's prolonged economic crisis, in which state budgets and support for the governing socialists steadily contract, at least one municipal council is bucking the trend. The key, according to the local mayor, has been focusing on people's power and self-management. | Paéz is a rural municipality located in Apure state, along the tense border with Colombia. Opposition-controlled Tachira state lies to its west. | Despite this conflictive surrounding, José María "Chema" Romero managed to increase the United Socialist Party of Venezuela's (PSUV) vote in the 2017 mayoral elections by 70% from its…

WSWS (2019-05-10). Venezuela tensions mount after arrest of coup leader. wsws.org Washington continues to threaten military intervention in the oil-rich South American country.

Mnar Muhawesh (2019-05-10). MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Govt Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC. mintpressnews.com The Trump administration is violating international law and harassing American journalists in plain sight. These actions are sadly taking place in a country that prides itself on upholding the First Amendment to its Constitution, which should be protecting press freedom.

Eds. (2019-05-10). Leaked: USA's Feb 2018 plan for coup in Venezuela. mronline.org This was far more than just a military plan. It was comprehensive—directing military, diplomatic, and propaganda, policies—regarding the Trump Administration's planned "Overthrow" of Venezuela's Government. | Source

Mnar Muhawesh (2019-05-10). MintPress, Grayzone journalists endure US govt blackout and siege at Venezuelan embassy in DC. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration is violating international law and harassing American journalists by cutting electricity to Venezuela's DC embassy. By Mnar…

pip.hinman (2019-05-10). Workers rally around the world for May Day. greenleft.org.au As the gap between rich and poor widens, millions of workers around the world marched for workers' rights on May Day. | May Day, also known as Labor Day, began in 1890 with the campaign for the 8-hour work day. It has since become a key day for workers' campaigns around the world. | This May Day, workers marched against the fascist Rodrigo Duterte regime in the Philippines, against austerity and the rise of the far-right in Europe and against US President Donald Trump's attacks on immigrants. | Low-paid workers in Indonesia marched for fair pay, millions of Cubans celebrated 60 years of the ongoing revolution, an…

RT (2019-05-10). 'ISIS with lipstick': Imam of Peace rips 'Islamist agenda' in Congress. rt.com Bad leadership and propping up extremists are helping radicalize young Muslims in the West, "Imam of Peace" Mohamad Tawhidi told RT, not sparing the recently elected Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-05-10). 'Victory': Saudi Ship Leaves Port Without French Weapons. commondreams.org France is among the Western countries fueling the Saudi-led coalition's bombing of Yemen | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Sarah Anderson (2019-05-10). How Wall Street Drives Gender and Racial Inequality. counterpunch.org The people who sell fancy sports cars and high-end Swiss watches look forward to the time of year when the big Wall Street banks hand out their annual cash bonuses. According to new figures, those bonuses added up a whopping $27.5 billion last year. That's a lot of Rolexes. Unfortunately, this huge payout also means the More

William D. Hartung (2019-05-10). Boondoggle, Inc.: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Martha Grevatt (2019-05-10). VW workers fight union busting. workers.org With 370,000 workers at 61 plants worldwide, Volkswagen is the world's largest auto company. Last year it made almost 14 billion euros in profit. Yet while VW can well afford to pay union benefits and wages, the company appears hell-bent on keeping its only nonunion factory union-free. Chattanooga VW workers . . . | Continue reading VW workers fight union busting at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-05-10). Uber and Lyft drivers in Chicago, New York and California speak out against exploitation of gig economy workers. wsws.org Drivers across the United States spoke out against the classification of Uber drivers as independent contractors as Uber heads into an Initial Public Offering worth billions of dollars.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-05-10). Ramadan in Yemen: World Food Programme Aid Rots as Millions Grapple With Hunger. mintpressnews.com "We have no other choice, we sift the weevil out of the flour and use it to make breakfast," 32-year-old Aisha, a mother of three told MintPress. Expired boxes and cans of World Food Programme tuna and biscuits lined her shelves.

Howard Lisnoff (2019-05-10). In Your Face Income Inequality. counterpunch.org The delivery trucks have been driving on a driveway next to mine in the rural Berkshires of western Massachusetts for eight months. They drive home (no pun intended here) income inequality in a way that other experiences cannot. The home that I write about here is a second home on well over thirty acres of farmland. There are two More

Andrew Korybko (2019-05-10). Victory Day Reminds the World About the Evils of Fascism. globalresearch.ca Russia, most of the countries of the former Soviet Union, and Israel all celebrate the end of World War II on 9 May, with this year's commemoration in Moscow being the 74th in history. This solemn day marks the victory …

RT (2019-05-10). Bezos unveils Moon lander, space colonization dreams after Trump admin moves up Moon base timeline. rt.com Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has unveiled an unmanned Moon lander and a new rocket engine developed by his Blue Origin space program with an eye toward getting in on the ground floor of space colonization.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-05-10). After Applause for Ireland's Climate Emergency Declaration, Climate Campaigners Say: 'Now Act'. commondreams.org Climate action advocates applauded the Irish Parliament on Thursday after lawmakers officially declared a climate emergency—while warning that the declaration must be accompanied by concrete action. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Media Lens (2019-05-10). The London Climate Protests: Raising The Alarm. dissidentvoice.org The feeling is often there at night, of course, in the wee small hours. But it can arise at almost any time — looking at someone we care about, listening to birdsong on an unusually warm spring morning, shopping. It is like being trapped on a sinking ship, with the captain and crew refusing to …

Ruth Conniff (2019-05-10). Trump's Contempt for Democracy is Pushing Congress Toward Impeachment. commondreams.org Nobody Above the Law Constitutional Crisis Rally, November 2018. (Photo: David Geitgey Sierralupe) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Sue Davis (2019-05-10). Trump administration takes war on women to the U.N. workers.org President Donald Trump took his war on the rights of women and gender-nonconforming people to the U.N. the week of April 22. It's bitterly ironic that the Trump administration threatened to veto the U.N. resolution on ending sexual violence during wars and hostile conflicts if the U.N. did not go . . . | Continue reading Trump administration takes war on women to the U.N. at Workers.org

Dru Maxcy (2019-05-10). Stop & Shop strike: 'We stuck to our guns'. liberationnews.org When workers — like those at Stop & Shop — struggle together in solidarity, they move towards true emancipation.

WSWS (2019-05-10). Imperialist war, the working-class upsurge in the Mideast and North Africa, and the strategy of Permanent Revolution. wsws.org We are publishing here the text of the speech to the 2019 International May Day Online Rally delivered by Keith Jones.

Comitato No Nato (2019-05-10). The Western American Empire Plays the War Card. globalresearch.ca The Following text is Section 14 of 16 | 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 …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-05-10). Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi: Washington Couldn't Create a More Convenient Villain. mintpressnews.com Just as America's presence in Syria was becoming increasingly awkward and unsustainable, al-Baghdadi has again emerged — just in time to remind the global public that ISIS is still an enduring threat that will require America's continued presence in the region.

David Swanson (2019-05-10). Why Are These Facts So Stubbornly Forbidden? dissidentvoice.org Like you, I've had countless experiences of pointing out a new fact to someone, and seeing them acknowledge it and incorporate it into their thinking and their talking from that point forward. I've even had this experience with public petitions pushed on powerful people. But, I've also had a different experience. There are some facts …

Abel Cohen (2019-05-10). Thank Russia for Winning World War II. counterpunch.org Russia celebrates victory over the Third Reich on May 9th; the West celebrated it on May 8th. Separate celebrations make sense because the communists had a different fight against the Nazis than the free world did. The USA fought a quarter of the war that our Soviet allies waged — and we opened fire on More

Ramzy Baroud (2019-05-10). The Two Narratives of Palestine: The People Are United, the Factions Are Not. counterpunch.org The International Conference on Palestine held in Istanbul between April 27-29 brought together many speakers and hundreds of academics, journalists, activists and students from Turkey and all over the world. The Conference was a rare opportunity aimed at articulating a discourse of international solidarity that is both inclusive and forward thinking. There was near consensus that the More

Kenn Orphan (2019-05-10). We Are All Sandra Bland. counterpunch.org "People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave." — Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography "For it is More

David Macaray (2019-05-10). Bright Shiny Medals. counterpunch.org People applauded, cameras clicked, and, away from the action, snarky comments were made, all in response to Donald Trump issuing the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom to professional golfer Eldrick "Tiger" Woods, winner of last month's Masters Tournament. While Trump acolytes viewed the award as not only fitting but auspicious—arguably the greatest golfer in history More

Russell Mokhiber (2019-05-10). CIA Veteran to Chair Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee. commondreams.org Teenager Mary Ann Vecchio kneels over the body of Kent State University student Jeffrey Miller (1950 – 1970) who had been shot during an anti-war demonstration on the university campus, Kent, Ohio, May 4, 1970. The protests, initially over the US invasion of Cambodia, resulted in the deaths of four protesters, including Miller, and the injuries of nine others after the National Guard opened fire on students. (Photo: Howard Ruffner/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Whitney Webb (2019-05-10). MintCast Interviews Matt Kennard: The Real Powers that Run the World and the Future of Truth-Telling. mintpressnews.com MintCast speaks with Matt Kennard, author of The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs the Masters of the Universe, which recounts Kennard's experiences as a reporter with the Financial Times and how the media aids and abets the global elite.

David Rosen (2019-05-10). Suicide: An American Nightmare. counterpunch.org The American suicide rate is at a 50-year high. In 2017, 44,193 committed suicide in the U.S. and 1,652 killed themselves in New York State. In 2016, the City's Health Department reported that 525 people committed suicide. Billy G., a neighbor, recently committed suicide. His death went unreported, with no obit in the Times, let alone coverage by the rest of More

Louis Proyect (2019-05-10). Bernie Sanders and the Movement That Might Have Been. counterpunch.org As I gird my loins for a renewed ideological struggle against Bernie Sanders's bid to become the Democratic Party's nominee to run against Donald Trump, I thought it advisable to get up to speed by reading Jeffrey St. Clair's "Bernie & The Sandernistas: Field Notes From a Failed Revolution" that was published in 2016. Since More

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2019-05-10). Can Democracy Save America? counterpunch.org Homer, playwrights, eloquent political writers, historians and philosophers left comments, speeches and books about how Greeks governed themselves. In addition, thousands of inscriptions mention or describe persons, decisions, and institutions of political importance. Most of the surviving evidence, including that from ostracism, the ten-year banishment of politicians voters perceived dangerous, comes from Athens. Tradition has it More

Charles Pierson (2019-05-10). Bernard-Henri Lévy's American Requiem. counterpunch.org The new conventional wisdom, laid out in a growing pile of books and articles, is that the US under President Donald Trump has been withdrawing from the world. Bernard-Henri Lƒóvy adds to the stack with his latest book, The Empire and the Five Kings: America's Abdication and the Fate of the World (2018). US withdrawal is More

Tom Clifford (2019-05-10). Targeting China: It's About Politics Not Trade. counterpunch.org Beijing. Trade? It's no big deal. Politics? That's the issue. The trade spat between the United States and China isn't about deficits or tariffs. It's about Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan. The view from Beijing is that Republicans and Democrats are united in the bogeyman belief. Someone to blame. The China threat. Donald Trump's anti-China message helped More

Beverly Gologorsky (2019-05-10). To Be Sick and Not Rich: The Nightmare of Medical Care in America. counterpunch.org On this extremely hot summer day, the ear-splitting siren screaming through New York's streets is coming from the ambulance I'm in — on a gurney on my way to the ER. That only makes the siren, loud as it is, all the more alarming. I fell. The pain, its location and intensity, suggests I've probably More

Nozomi Hayase (2019-05-10). Assange's US Extradition Battle: The Fight to Defend the Conscience of America. counterpunch.org It has been over three weeks since Ecuador illegally terminated political asylum of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the UK police violently arrested him. Assange is now held in solitary confinement in what many have called the UK's Guantanamo Bay. On Thursday, Assange's fight against US extradition began at a UK court. The US charged More

Henry Giroux (2019-05-10). Critical Pedagogy, Fascist Culture, and Hope in Dark Times. counterpunch.org Something sinister and horrifying is happening to liberal democracies all over the globe.Democratic institutions such as the independent media, schools, the legal system, certain financial institutions, and higher education are under siegeworldwide. Some of the latest examples of this can be found in the United States with the resurgence of vigilantes and right-wing militia groups along the southern border and the intrusion of tech-based educational practices into schools producing curricula that some parents claim turn kids into zombies. Trump's continued attack on higher education offers another highly visible…

Henry Giroux (2019-05-10). Pedagogical Terrorism and Hope in the age of Fascist Politics. counterpunch.org Something sinister and horrifying is happening to liberal democracies all over the globe.Democratic institutions such as the independent media, schools, the legal system, certain financial institutions, and higher education are under siegeworldwide. Some of the latest examples of this can be found in the United States with the resurgence of vigilantes and right-wing militia groups along the southern border and the intrusion of tech-based educational practices into schools producing curricula that some parents claim turn kids into zombies. Trump's continued attack on higher education offers another highly visible…

John Feffer (2019-05-10). Global Game of Thrones. counterpunch.org I was surprised to learn that Dagmar Havlova had become a monarchist. In 1990, when I first met the sister-in-law of Czech playwright and later president Vaclav Havel, she was a spokesperson for Civic Forum, the movement that would guide Czechoslovakia from communism to democracy. Virtually everyone in the country at the time was excited More

Robert Fisk (2019-05-10). Finding Private Bell: a Grave That Leads Deep Into Iraq's Bloody Past. counterpunch.org This is the story of an elderly lady in Lincolnshire, a long-dead Scottish shepherd and a kindly Shia Muslim in southern Iraq. First, the lady. Moira Jennings, who is now 87, wrote to me from her home in England when I was covering the aftermath of the disastrous — and illegal — 2003 Anglo-American invasion More

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-05-10). The Wall of No Return. counterpunch.org Nelson Espinal grew up in a leaky and crowded shack on the violent outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Espinal turned 28 last summer, but still lived at home with his parents, four sisters and 7-year old son, Yojan.Like many other young men in his decaying neighborhood, Nelson had struggled for years to find steady work, making him especially vulnerable to recruitment into one of the slum's brutal "maras," the youth gangs that patrol the streets of Tegucigalpa and control much of the drug trade across Honduras. More

Russell Mokhiber (2019-05-10). CIA Veteran to Chair Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee. counterpunch.org Kent State has appointed a 25 year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to chair a committee to create plan and execute activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the shootings at the campus that killed four and wounded nine students on May 4, 1970. Stephanie Smith, an associate professor in Kent State's School More

Robert Fantina (2019-05-10). Partisanship Poison in the United States. counterpunch.org While the election of Donald Trump to the presidency certainly surprised almost everyone on the planet, it is unlikely that anyone was prepared for the circus ushered in by his administration. Partisanship had reached toxic levels before, but today it threatens the very fabric of the nation's pseudo-democracy. Let's look at a few facts. + More

Stanley L. Cohen (2019-05-10). The Enemy is Not Resistance. counterpunch.org The Islamic Resistance Movement began more than thirty years ago at an historical moment in time which it knew to be fraught with absolute peril for their people. The founders of this national liberation struggle examined the overwhelming military capabilities of Israel, fostered by its global superpower sponsor, the United States. They looked at Israel's More

WSWS (2019-05-10). US seizes North Korean ship. wsws.org This week's developments demonstrate that the Trump administration has no intention of striking a deal with Pyongyang unless it involves a total capitulation and embrace of Washington's offensive against China.

Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh (2019-05-10). Why the U.S. Labeled Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Organization. globalresearch.ca 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 hare-brained excuses designed to put further pressure on the Iranian people in pursuit of its long-standing policy …

commondreams (2019-05-10). Greenpeace to Biden: There Is No 'Middle Ground' On Climate. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Sara Flounders (2019-05-10). Golan is Syria! workers.org A demonstration in front of the Israeli Mission in New York City denounced Trump's recognition of Israel's 52-year illegal annexation and occupation of Golan, a province of Syria. The protest was held May 6 — Martyrs' Day in Syria and Lebanon, and for over 100 years a commemoration of continuing . . . | Continue reading Golan is Syria! at Workers.org

susan_p (2019-05-10). Sri Lanka: bombings a pretext for intensified repression. greenleft.org.au The Sri Lankan army and police have used the bombings of churches and hotels on Easter Sunday as a pretext for repression, targeting people who have no connection with the group responsible, the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ — National Monotheism Society). | The NTJ, an extremist Islamic group, is believed to be linked to the Islamic State, based in Iraq and Syria. | Sri Lankan police have been raiding numerous Muslim groups with "Thowheed" in their name, even if they are opposed to the NTJ. As of May 2, at least 130 Muslims had been detained, according to Tamilnet. | Non-Muslims have also been affected. On…

Stephen Lendman (2019-05-10). Do EU Nations Side with the US over Iran on the JCPOA? globalresearch.ca As long as the US was onboard, Iran nuclear deal signatories Britain, France, and Germany supported its implementation and provisions — no longer after Trump's withdrawal. | Their rhetoric says one thing, their actions another. In response to Iran giving EU …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-05-10). The US and Iran Flex Their Muscles. The Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA) One Year after US Withdrawal. globalresearch.ca One year after the US unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal (known also as JCPOA- Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action), the US is flexing its muscles by announcing an already previously scheduled departure of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike …

Miko Peled (2019-05-10). Deal of the Century Adds "New" to the Four Thousand Year Old Name "Palestine" mintpressnews.com The apartheid regime we know as "Israel" was built on the very ruins of Palestine and imposed a brutal regime on those who still live in their country. Millions of Palestinians still languish in refugee camps in and around Palestine, yet Israel and its allies around the world celebrate "Israeli independence."

Carlos Lopes Pereira (2019-05-10). U.S. intervenes against popular uprising in Sudan. workers.org This article was first published May 3 in Avante, weekly newspaper of the Portuguese Communist Party. Its author, a former member of the Secretariat of the PAIGC, the party leading the struggle for the liberation of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, writes on African events for Avante. Translation by WW Managing . . . | Continue reading U.S. intervenes against popular uprising in Sudan at Workers.org

pip.hinman (2019-05-10). Sudan: 'The army's duty is to protect its people, not to govern'. greenleft.org.au Green Left Weekly's Sam Wainwright spoke with Sabrine Ali, Samah Suria, Nidal Saeed and Nagi Kodi, all Sudanese youth living in Perth, about the powerful movement in Sudan. | What did this movement learn from previous waves of protest in Sudanese history? | Sabrine Ali: Without having a proper foundation of how to run a revolution, it is going to collapse. The Sudanese Professional Association (SPA) has basically organised the revolution, the protests and … that has helped a lot with it having the proper foundation. | Why was the protest movement successful this time compared to the past? | Nagi Kodi: This time…

WSWS (2019-05-10). Germany's far-right AfD exploits famous artwork to promote Islamophobia. wsws.org The use of the painting and its interpretation by the AfD is an amalgam of historical falsification, outright lies and racist agitation, which can quite rightly be compared with the techniques used by the Nazis.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-05-10). The Democrats and the Mueller Report: "Muellerisation" globalresearch.ca The psychic problems facing the Democrats continue to bite, and with their foiled efforts to see the full, unredacted report of the Mueller Report, they look distracted, confused and bitter. In politics, the sense of vengeance and retribution has a …

Nick Cunningham (2019-05-10). IEA: Renewable Energy Growth Is Stalling. Wind and Solar Energy. globalresearch.ca Renewable energy deployment stalled out last year, raising alarm bells about the pace of the clean energy transition. | In 2018, total deployment of renewable energy stood at about 180 gigawatts (GW), which was the same as the previous year. It …

debunkified (2019-05-10). Video: 5G Apocalypse, The Imminent Dangers. globalresearch.ca What is 5G? We need to know the dangers of this technology. | A full length documentary by Sacha Stone exposing the 5G existential threat to humanity in a way we never imagined possible! | Scientists, environmental groups, medical doctors and citizens …

Yoav Litvin (2019-05-10). The Zionist One-Two Propaganda Punch. counterpunch.org Another round of Israeli violence inflicted on Palestinians in Gaza resulted in devastating consequences: twenty seven dead, including Amani al-Madhoun, a young woman in her final month of pregnancy, as well as 3-month-old infant Maria al-Ghazali and 12-year-old Abd al-Rahman Abu al-Jadyan, both killed alongside their parents. The flare up comes as Palestinians are routinely More

Toby Blome (2019-05-10). CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge Walk for Peace. indybay.org BE GREEN AND CARPOOL | See http: //tripplanner.transit.511.org for public transit options. | Golden Gate Transit Buses 10, 70, 80 | and SF Muni Bus 28 stop at the bridge (SF side). | Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. | 11: 45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends to converge in the middle for World Peace. Then march to the SF side for rally.

Whitney Webb (2019-05-10). Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt. mintpressnews.com The Intercept, which has long been associated with the documents shared by whistleblower Edward Snowden, has yet to fire any of the reporters responsible for these breaches that have seen two whistleblowers already imprisoned and third, Daniel Hale, likely to be imprisoned.

Jason Ditz (2019-05-10). Chelsea Manning Has Just Been Released From Jail. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been released from jail on Thursday, following months in detention for "contempt" after she refused to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. The official reason is that the mandate of the grand jury in question has expired. This explanation is likely a bit of legal sleight of hand on the court's …

Labor Video Project (2019-05-10). Drivers United Will Never Be Defeated! Uber/Lyft Global Day of Action in San Francisco. indybay.org Hundreds of UBER/Lyft drivers and their supporters joined a global day of protest at the headquarters of UBER in San Francisco on May 8, 2019. Drivers said they are being driven to slave labor conditions while an IPO will make more billionaires from their labor.

Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (2019-05-10). Oakland VegFest 2019. indybay.org Lake Merritt Amphitheater…

Staff (2019-05-10). The Making of a Medical Insurance Spin Doctor — RAI with Wendell Potter (3/7). therealnews.com Wendell Potter, author of 'Deadly Spin: How Corporate PR is Killing Healthcare and Deceiving Americans', traces his life from growing up poor and Republican in Tennessee, to radicalization during the Vietnam War, to cynical journalist who just wanted to make money — on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…

DLI (2019-05-10). Mafia Don Twits another tantrum ahead of crucial trade talks. indybay.org 2 days before the crucial trade talks between China and the USA(the 2 largest economies in the world), "Mafia Don"(ald) T-rump threw another Twitter tantrum, by threatening to charge 10% – 25% tariffs on $200 Billions' worth of imports from China. This additional gouging would be on top of last year's unilateral tariff on $50 Billions' worth of Chinese goods coming into this country. But really, what kind of lunatic would poison the mood of these delicate negotiations–practically at the eleventh hour–by publicly humiliating the incoming Chinese delegation? The world has rarely seen such a blustering buffoon, at…

Staff (2019-05-10). Sudan Protests Intensify Demands for Civilian Government. therealnews.com Khalid Medani speaks to Eddie Conway about Sudanese opposition to al-Bashir and the sit-in that continues through Ramadan…

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-05-10). Trump Continues Obama's War on Whistleblowers. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — "New drone whistleblower at The Intercept," tweeted the outspoken CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou in October 2015. "For God's sake don't let @MatthewACole learn his identity." Intercept investigative reporter Matthew Cole has been tied both to Kiriakou's discovery and prosecution and to that of Reality Winner, who leaked classified documents to The Intercept in 2017. Kiriakou's comment came after the …

Stanley L. Cohen (2019-05-10). The Enemy is Not Resistance. counterpunch.org The Islamic Resistance Movement began more than thirty years ago at an historical moment in time which it knew to be fraught with absolute peril for their people. The founders of this national liberation struggle examined the overwhelming military capabilities of Israel, fostered by its global superpower sponsor, the United States. They looked at Israel's expansionist programs—the Zionist project of illegal settlements erasing their homes and villages, dispossessing mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers—and at the failure of the international community to stop them. They knew then that within a ge…

Roya Brake & Rebekah Padilla (2019-05-10). Families Belong Together | Peaceful Action Protest. indybay.org WALNUT CREEK: | – South Side corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and N. Civic Drive | – Iron Horse Trail Bridge above Ygnacio Valley Road (please plan to use effectively large signage in this area)…

Staff (2019-05-10). Manufactured Iranian Threat in the Persian Gulf. therealnews.com The U.S. military is sending an aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf, claiming there is an unspecified threat from Iran, but this has no basis other than Bolton's desire for regime change, says Col. Larry Wilkerson…

Brian Cloughley (2019-05-10). Washington's Dogs of War Are Snarling at Iran and Venezuela. counterpunch.org What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, the guns of our war steamers, or the strength of our gallant and disciplined army . . . Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all More

Kenn Orphan (2019-05-10). We Are All Sandra Bland. counterpunch.org "People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave." — Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography "For it is More

Phyllis Bennis (2019-05-10). The Alarming Rise of Civilian Deaths in the War On Terror. commondreams.org Denial of the scale—and in many cases, the very existence—of civilian casualties has been a feature of Washington's global war on terror since its origins. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

CP Editor (2019-05-10). Mike Gravel Most Progressive Candidate Of 2020? counterpunch.org

Robert Hunziker (2019-05-10). Pompeo's Arctic Shipping Lanes. counterpunch.org America's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking at the prestigious Arctic Council biannual meeting in Finland, christened the Arctic meltdown: "A wonderful economic opportunity for international trade." In a nutshell, here's a critique of the Secretary's advice: An ice-free Arctic reduces travel time for shipping lanes between Asia and the West by three weeks, which qualifies as one of the biggest transport revolutions since cargo planes first crossed the Atlantic in the early 20th century. More

Peter Koenig (2019-05-09). Venezuela — A Risk to Dollar Hegemony — Key Purpose Behind "Regime Change" globalresearch.ca After the new coup attempt — or propaganda coup — Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed "interim President", and …

Philip Giraldi (2019-05-09). Pandering to Israel Means War with Iran. globalresearch.ca The United States is moving dangerously forward in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to provoke a war with Iran, apparently based on threat intelligence provided by Israel. The claims made by National Security Advisor John Bolton and …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-05-09). Waging War on Iran without Turkey? Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran "Triple Entente" globalresearch.ca Without dispelling the dangers of the reckless Bolton-Pompeo initiative, a large scale US-NATO-Israel military operation directed against Iran is unlikely. Why? NATO is in crisis. You cannot successfully wage war on Iran when Turkey, your ally and NATO heavy weight is "sleeping with the enemy".

Paul R. Pillar (2019-05-09). Bolton's War. Escalating US Hostility against Iran. Seeking a Pretext for War. globalresearch.ca National Security Advisor John Bolton, aided by his comrade-in-arms Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is doing everything possible to instigate a war with Iran. Naked aggression as a means of starting such a war may be too much …

Juan Cole (2019-05-09). Pompeo in Baghdad to Pressure Iraq to Join Press Against Iran; Iraq Declines. globalresearch.ca US secretary of state Mike Pompeo made a surprise four-hour visit to Baghdad on Tuesday in connection to the panic he is trying to trump up, along with US national security adviser and Sheldon Adelson plant John Bolton about Iran …

RT (2019-05-09). Can 'America First' survive John Bolton? rt.com After more than two years into his administration, President Donald Trump may be beginning to realize his National Security Advisor John Bolton could be anathema to his stated 'America First' foreign policy.

Riaz Malik (2019-05-09). Obama's Frustration with Clinton Campaign Should be a Warning to Dems. mintpressnews.com Will Democrats stop wasting their time rehashing conspiracy theories and actually start opposing Trump on Venezuela? On mass surveillance? On tax breaks to the wealthy? On defense spending?

RT (2019-05-09). Establishment media suddenly against war… because Trump. rt.com Mainstream media and Democrats are suddenly concerned about President Donald Trump's hawkish advisers, questioning his administration's policy on Iran and Venezuela. Has the US rediscovered peace, or is something else afoot?

F. William Engdahl (2019-05-09). A Chinese Caribbean? Washington Not Happy About "New China Focus" in Cuba, Venezuela and Panama. globalresearch.ca As it becomes clear that the Trump Administration support, so far unsuccessful, for regime change in Venezuela is also very much about targeting the huge financial presence of China with the Maduro government, recent news of a major Chinese oil …

Eds. (2019-05-09). The Atlantic illustrates everything that's wrong with media coverage of Venezuela sanctions. mronline.org "Trump's Venezuela Policy: Slow Suffocation," an Atlantic report (4/17/19) by Uri Friedman and Kathy Gilsinan, passed up a rich opportunity to expose the humanitarian pretexts for economic intervention, and instead exhibited the worst tendencies of corporate media coverage of U.S. policy in Latin Ame | Source

John McEvoy (2019-05-09). Sanctions kill. Top US economist says 'the world needs more journalists willing to report' that fact. thecanary.co In April 2019, two leading economists at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) produced a revealing study regarding the impact of economic sanctions on Venezuela. The economists, Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs, estimated that US sanctions killed 40,…

plenglish (2019-05-09). Venezuela's Public, Private Banks To Exchange Currencies. plenglish.com Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) By derogating the Foreign Exchange Law and the new economic policy of opening to free exchange in Venezuela, public and private banks will carry out operations with legal currencies, reported on Thursday MP Jesus Faria.

Press TV (2019-05-09). Venezuela Accuses UK of Denying Venezuelans Food, Healthcare by Blocking Gold Deposits. globalresearch.ca Britain is denying millions of Venezuelans food and healthcare by blocking access to the South American country's gold deposits at the Bank of England, says Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. | Speaking during a visit to Moscow, the Russian capital, …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-05-09). 'Dangerous and Appalling': US Defenders of Venezuelan Embassy Demand Secret Service End Illegal Water and Power Shutoff. commondreams.org What is happening at the embassy, said one activist, is "a microcosm of the what is taking place in Venezuela as the U.S. continues to try and orchestrate a coup." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

RT (2019-05-09). US cuts off power to Venezuelan Embassy with activists besieged inside. rt.com The Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC was plunged into darkness after the US authorities shut down power in the building. The anti-coup activists hunkered down inside say they are not leaving despite the blackout.

2019-05-10: Social Media Postees

Trump, Hostage to Bolton and Pompeo, Pleads With Iran to Call and Rescue Him
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-05-10
The frequent about-faces and erratic pronouncements of Trump are enough to discourage anyone from engaging in diplomacy with him. (Photo: AFP/Timothy A. Clary) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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War on Venezuela?
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Mix a little socialism in with the oil and war may be unavoidable. Thus, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, talking about Venezuela: "The president has been crystal clear and incredibly consistent. Military action is possible. If that's what's required, that's what the United States will do." He goes on, demonstrating how we lie about war in…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/war-…

Washington's Dogs of War Are Snarling at Iran and Venezuela
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, the guns of our war steamers, or the strength of our gallant and disciplined army . . . Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/wash…

Venezuela coup enthusiast Rubio says China is secretly propping up Maduro
rt.com | 2019-05-10
Neocon US Senator and Venezuela regime change crusader Marco Rubio claims China is secretly backing President Nicolas Maduro by 'shutting down the internet' to thwart Washington-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido. | …
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US Foreign Policy as Bellicose as Ever
Serge Halimi | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
It only took a few months under Donald Trump's presidency for the US to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, impose new sanctions on Russia, reverse the normalisation of diplomatic relations with Cuba, announce its intention to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, warn Pakistan, threaten Venezuela with military intervention, and declare a readiness to…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/us-f…

US Foreign Policy as Bellicose as Ever
Serge Halimi | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
It only took a few months under Donald Trump's presidency for the US to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, impose new sanctions on Russia, reverse the normalisation of diplomatic relations with Cuba, announce its intention to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, warn Pakistan, threaten Venezuela with military intervention, and declare a readiness to…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/us-f…

Venezuela coup enthusiast Rubio says China is secretly propping up Maduro
rt.com | 2019-05-10
Neocon US Senator and Venezuela regime change crusader Marco Rubio claims China is secretly backing President Nicolas Maduro by 'shutting down the internet' to thwart Washington-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido. | …
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Venezuela's crisis: A view from the communes
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-10
Within hours of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó calling for street mobilisations to back his attempted military coup against President Nicolás Maduro on April 30, Guaidó's supporters had looted and set fire to the headquarters of the Indio Caricuao Commune in south-west Caracas. | The building was used for local residents' meetings and housed a commune-run textile enterprise, which funds projects in the community. | Atenea Jiménez, from the National Network of Comuneros (commune activists) said: "Once again attacks on the communes by fascist sectors have begun." | She also noted however that comuneros "a…
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Venezuela tensions mount after arrest of coup leader
wsws.org | 2019-05-10
Washington continues to threaten military intervention in the oil-rich South American country.
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MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Govt Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-10
The Trump administration is violating international law and harassing American journalists in plain sight. These actions are sadly taking place in a country that prides itself on upholding the First Amendment to its Constitution, which should be protecting press freedom.
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The defense of Venezuela and the struggle for socialism in Latin America
wsws.org | 2019-05-10
We are publishing here the text of the speech to the 2019 International May Day Online Rally delivered by Bill Van Auken.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

MintPress, Grayzone journalists endure US govt blackout and siege at Venezuelan embassy in DC
Mnar Muhawesh | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-10
The Trump administration is violating international law and harassing American journalists by cutting electricity to Venezuela's DC embassy. By Mnar…
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/09/mintp…

Venezuela: How one local council is working to overcome the crisis through people's power
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-10
In the midst of Venezuela's prolonged economic crisis, in which state budgets and support for the governing socialists steadily contract, at least one municipal council is bucking the trend. The key, according to the local mayor, has been focusing on people's power and self-management. | Paéz is a rural municipality located in Apure state, along the tense border with Colombia. Opposition-controlled Tachira state lies to its west. | Despite this conflictive surrounding, José María "Chema" Romero managed to increase the United Socialist Party of Venezuela's (PSUV) vote in the 2017 mayoral elections by 70% from its…
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Leaked: USA's Feb 2018 plan for coup in Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-05-10
This was far more than just a military plan. It was comprehensive–directing military, diplomatic, and propaganda, policies–regarding the Trump Administration's planned "Overthrow" of Venezuela's Government. | Source…
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Workers rally around the world for May Day
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-10
As the gap between rich and poor widens, millions of workers around the world marched for workers' rights on May Day. | May Day, also known as Labor Day, began in 1890 with the campaign for the 8-hour work day. It has since become a key day for workers' campaigns around the world. | This May Day, workers marched against the fascist Rodrigo Duterte regime in the Philippines, against austerity and the rise of the far-right in Europe and against US President Donald Trump's attacks on immigrants. | Low-paid workers in Indonesia marched for fair pay, millions of Cubans celebrated 60 years of the ongoing revolution, an…
greenleft.org.au/content/workers…

'ISIS with lipstick': Imam of Peace rips 'Islamist agenda' in Congress
rt.com | 2019-05-10
Bad leadership and propping up extremists are helping radicalize young Muslims in the West, "Imam of Peace" Mohamad Tawhidi told RT, not sparing the recently elected Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. | …
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'Victory': Saudi Ship Leaves Port Without French Weapons
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-10
France is among the Western countries fueling the Saudi-led coalition's bombing of Yemen | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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How Wall Street Drives Gender and Racial Inequality
Sarah Anderson | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
The people who sell fancy sports cars and high-end Swiss watches look forward to the time of year when the big Wall Street banks hand out their annual cash bonuses. According to new figures, those bonuses added up a whopping $27.5 billion last year. That's a lot of Rolexes. Unfortunately, this huge payout also means the…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/how-…

Uber and Lyft drivers in Chicago, New York and California speak out against exploitation of gig economy workers
wsws.org | 2019-05-10
Drivers across the United States spoke out against the classification of Uber drivers as independent contractors as Uber heads into an Initial Public Offering worth billions of dollars.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

VW workers fight union busting
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2019-05-10
With 370,000 workers at 61 plants worldwide, Volkswagen is the world's largest auto company. Last year it made almost 14 billion euros in profit. Yet while VW can well afford to pay union benefits and wages, the company appears hell-bent on keeping its only nonunion factory union-free. Chattanooga VW workers . . . | Continue reading VW workers fight union busting at Workers.org
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Boondoggle, Inc.: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget
William D. Hartung | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
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 …
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Ramadan in Yemen: World Food Programme Aid Rots as Millions Grapple With Hunger
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-10
"We have no other choice, we sift the weevil out of the flour and use it to make breakfast," 32-year-old Aisha, a mother of three told MintPress. Expired boxes and cans of World Food Programme tuna and biscuits lined her shelves.
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After Applause for Ireland's Climate Emergency Declaration, Climate Campaigners Say: 'Now Act'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-10
Climate action advocates applauded the Irish Parliament on Thursday after lawmakers officially declared a climate emergency—while warning that the declaration must be accompanied by concrete action. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Victory Day Reminds the World About the Evils of Fascism
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
Russia, most of the countries of the former Soviet Union, and Israel all celebrate the end of World War II on 9 May, with this year's commemoration in Moscow being the 74th in history. This solemn day marks the victory …
globalresearch.ca/victory-day-ev…

The London Climate Protests: Raising The Alarm
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-10
The feeling is often there at night, of course, in the wee small hours. But it can arise at almost any time — looking at someone we care about, listening to birdsong on an unusually warm spring morning, shopping. It is like being trapped on a sinking ship, with the captain and crew refusing to …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/the-l…

We Are All Sandra Bland
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
"People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave." — Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/we-a…

The Two Narratives of Palestine: The People Are United, the Factions Are Not
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
The International Conference on Palestine held in Istanbul between April 27-29 brought together many speakers and hundreds of academics, journalists, activists and students from Turkey and all over the world. The Conference was a rare opportunity aimed at articulating a discourse of international solidarity that is both inclusive and forward thinking. There was near consensus that the…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/the-…

The Western American Empire Plays the War Card
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
The Following text is Section 14 of 16 | 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 …
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The Alarming Rise of Civilian Deaths in the War On Terror
Phyllis Bennis | commondreams.org | 2019-05-10
Denial of the scale—and in many cases, the very existence—of civilian casualties has been a feature of Washington's global war on terror since its origins. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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CIA Veteran to Chair Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee
Russell Mokhiber | commondreams.org | 2019-05-10
Teenager Mary Ann Vecchio kneels over the body of Kent State University student Jeffrey Miller (1950 – 1970) who had been shot during an anti-war demonstration on the university campus, Kent, Ohio, May 4, 1970. The protests, initially over the US invasion of Cambodia, resulted in the deaths of four protesters, including Miller, and the injuries of nine others after the National Guard opened fire on students. (Photo: Howard Ruffner/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Thank Russia for Winning World War II
Abel Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Russia celebrates victory over the Third Reich on May 9th; the West celebrated it on May 8th. Separate celebrations make sense because the communists had a different fight against the Nazis than the free world did. The USA fought a quarter of the war that our Soviet allies waged — and we opened fire on…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/than…

Bezos unveils Moon lander, space colonization dreams after Trump admin moves up Moon base timeline
rt.com | 2019-05-10
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has unveiled an unmanned Moon lander and a new rocket engine developed by his Blue Origin space program with an eye toward getting in on the ground floor of space colonization. | …
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Stop & Shop strike: 'We stuck to our guns'
Dru Maxcy | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-10
When workers — like those at Stop & Shop — struggle together in solidarity, they move towards true emancipation.
liberationnews.org/stop-shop-str…

Thank Russia for Winning World War II
Abel Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Russia celebrates victory over the Third Reich on May 9th; the West celebrated it on May 8th. Separate celebrations make sense because the communists had a different fight against the Nazis than the free world did. The USA fought a quarter of the war that our Soviet allies waged — and we opened fire on…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/than…

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi: Washington Couldn't Create a More Convenient Villain
Tony Cartalucci | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-10
Just as America's presence in Syria was becoming increasingly awkward and unsustainable, al-Baghdadi has again emerged — just in time to remind the global public that ISIS is still an enduring threat that will require America's continued presence in the region.
mintpressnews.com/abu-bakr-al-ba…

Victory Day Reminds the World About the Evils of Fascism
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
Russia, most of the countries of the former Soviet Union, and Israel all celebrate the end of World War II on 9 May, with this year's commemoration in Moscow being the 74th in history. This solemn day marks the victory …
globalresearch.ca/victory-day-ev…

Trump's Contempt for Democracy is Pushing Congress Toward Impeachment
Ruth Conniff | commondreams.org | 2019-05-10
Nobody Above the Law Constitutional Crisis Rally, November 2018. (Photo: David Geitgey Sierralupe) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Trump administration takes war on women to the U.N
Sue Davis | workers.org | 2019-05-10
President Donald Trump took his war on the rights of women and gender-nonconforming people to the U.N. the week of April 22. It's bitterly ironic that the Trump administration threatened to veto the U.N. resolution on ending sexual violence during wars and hostile conflicts if the U.N. did not go . . . | Continue reading Trump administration takes war on women to the U.N. at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/05/09/trump-adm…

The Two Narratives of Palestine: The People Are United, the Factions Are Not
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
The International Conference on Palestine held in Istanbul between April 27-29 brought together many speakers and hundreds of academics, journalists, activists and students from Turkey and all over the world. The Conference was a rare opportunity aimed at articulating a discourse of international solidarity that is both inclusive and forward thinking. There was near consensus that the…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/the-…

Bright Shiny Medals
David Macaray | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
People applauded, cameras clicked, and, away from the action, snarky comments were made, all in response to Donald Trump issuing the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom to professional golfer Eldrick "Tiger" Woods, winner of last month's Masters Tournament. While Trump acolytes viewed the award as not only fitting but auspicious–arguably the greatest golfer in history…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/brig…

In Your Face Income Inequality
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
The delivery trucks have been driving on a driveway next to mine in the rural Berkshires of western Massachusetts for eight months. They drive home (no pun intended here) income inequality in a way that other experiences cannot. The home that I write about here is a second home on well over thirty acres of farmland. There are two…
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Imperialist war, the working-class upsurge in the Mideast and North Africa, and the strategy of Permanent Revolution
wsws.org | 2019-05-10
We are publishing here the text of the speech to the 2019 International May Day Online Rally delivered by Keith Jones.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05…

In Your Face Income Inequality
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
The delivery trucks have been driving on a driveway next to mine in the rural Berkshires of western Massachusetts for eight months. They drive home (no pun intended here) income inequality in a way that other experiences cannot. The home that I write about here is a second home on well over thirty acres of farmland. There are two…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/in-y…

Why Are These Facts So Stubbornly Forbidden?
David Swanson | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-10
Like you, I've had countless experiences of pointing out a new fact to someone, and seeing them acknowledge it and incorporate it into their thinking and their talking from that point forward. I've even had this experience with public petitions pushed on powerful people. But, I've also had a different experience. There are some facts …
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MintCast Interviews Matt Kennard: The Real Powers that Run the World and the Future of Truth-Telling
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-10
MintCast speaks with Matt Kennard, author of The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs the Masters of the Universe, which recounts Kennard's experiences as a reporter with the Financial Times and how the media aids and abets the global elite.
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Partisanship Poison in the United States
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
While the election of Donald Trump to the presidency certainly surprised almost everyone on the planet, it is unlikely that anyone was prepared for the circus ushered in by his administration. Partisanship had reached toxic levels before, but today it threatens the very fabric of the nation's pseudo-democracy. Let's look at a few facts. +…
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Bernard-Henri Lévy's American Requiem
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
The new conventional wisdom, laid out in a growing pile of books and articles, is that the US under President Donald Trump has been withdrawing from the world. Bernard-Henri Lƒóvy adds to the stack with his latest book, The Empire and the Five Kings: America's Abdication and the Fate of the World (2018). US withdrawal is…
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Assange's US Extradition Battle: The Fight to Defend the Conscience of America
Nozomi Hayase | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
It has been over three weeks since Ecuador illegally terminated political asylum of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the UK police violently arrested him. Assange is now held in solitary confinement in what many have called the UK's Guantanamo Bay. On Thursday, Assange's fight against US extradition began at a UK court. The US charged…
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To Be Sick and Not Rich: The Nightmare of Medical Care in America
Beverly Gologorsky | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
On this extremely hot summer day, the ear-splitting siren screaming through New York's streets is coming from the ambulance I'm in — on a gurney on my way to the ER. That only makes the siren, loud as it is, all the more alarming. I fell. The pain, its location and intensity, suggests I've probably…
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Pompeo's Arctic Shipping Lanes
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
America's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking at the prestigious Arctic Council biannual meeting in Finland, christened the Arctic meltdown: "A wonderful economic opportunity for international trade." In a nutshell, here's a critique of the Secretary's advice: An ice-free Arctic reduces travel time for shipping lanes between Asia and the West by three weeks, which qualifies as one of the biggest transport revolutions since cargo planes first crossed the Atlantic in the early 20th century.
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Can Democracy Save America?
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Homer, playwrights, eloquent political writers, historians and philosophers left comments, speeches and books about how Greeks governed themselves. In addition, thousands of inscriptions mention or describe persons, decisions, and institutions of political importance. Most of the surviving evidence, including that from ostracism, the ten-year banishment of politicians voters perceived dangerous, comes from Athens. Tradition has it…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/can-…

Pedagogical Terrorism and Hope in the age of Fascist Politics
Henry Giroux | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Something sinister and horrifying is happening to liberal democracies all over the globe.Democratic institutions such as the independent media, schools, the legal system, certain financial institutions, and higher education are under siegeworldwide. Some of the latest examples of this can be found in the United States with the resurgence of vigilantes and right-wing militia groups along the southern border and the intrusion of tech-based educational practices into schools producing curricula that some parents claim turn kids into zombies. Trump's continued attack on higher education offers another highly visible…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/peda…

Global Game of Thrones
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
I was surprised to learn that Dagmar Havlova had become a monarchist. In 1990, when I first met the sister-in-law of Czech playwright and later president Vaclav Havel, she was a spokesperson for Civic Forum, the movement that would guide Czechoslovakia from communism to democracy. Virtually everyone in the country at the time was excited…
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Critical Pedagogy, Fascist Culture, and Hope in Dark Times
Henry Giroux | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Something sinister and horrifying is happening to liberal democracies all over the globe.Democratic institutions such as the independent media, schools, the legal system, certain financial institutions, and higher education are under siegeworldwide. Some of the latest examples of this can be found in the United States with the resurgence of vigilantes and right-wing militia groups along the southern border and the intrusion of tech-based educational practices into schools producing curricula that some parents claim turn kids into zombies. Trump's continued attack on higher education offers another highly visible…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/10/crit…

The Enemy is Not Resistance
Stanley L. Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
The Islamic Resistance Movement began more than thirty years ago at an historical moment in time which it knew to be fraught with absolute peril for their people. The founders of this national liberation struggle examined the overwhelming military capabilities of Israel, fostered by its global superpower sponsor, the United States. They looked at Israel's…
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The Wall of No Return
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Nelson Espinal grew up in a leaky and crowded shack on the violent outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Espinal turned 28 last summer, but still lived at home with his parents, four sisters and 7-year old son, Yojan.Like many other young men in his decaying neighborhood, Nelson had struggled for years to find steady work, making him especially vulnerable to recruitment into one of the slum's brutal "maras," the youth gangs that patrol the streets of Tegucigalpa and control much of the drug trade across Honduras.
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Suicide: An American Nightmare
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
The American suicide rate is at a 50-year high. In 2017, 44,193 committed suicide in the U.S. and 1,652 killed themselves in New York State. In 2016, the City's Health Department reported that 525 people committed suicide. Billy G., a neighbor, recently committed suicide. His death went unreported, with no obit in the Times, let alone coverage by the rest of…
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CIA Veteran to Chair Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Kent State has appointed a 25 year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to chair a committee to create plan and execute activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the shootings at the campus that killed four and wounded nine students on May 4, 1970. Stephanie Smith, an associate professor in Kent State's School…
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Bernie Sanders and the Movement That Might Have Been
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
As I gird my loins for a renewed ideological struggle against Bernie Sanders's bid to become the Democratic Party's nominee to run against Donald Trump, I thought it advisable to get up to speed by reading Jeffrey St. Clair's "Bernie & The Sandernistas: Field Notes From a Failed Revolution" that was published in 2016. Since…
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Finding Private Bell: a Grave That Leads Deep Into Iraq's Bloody Past
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
This is the story of an elderly lady in Lincolnshire, a long-dead Scottish shepherd and a kindly Shia Muslim in southern Iraq. First, the lady. Moira Jennings, who is now 87, wrote to me from her home in England when I was covering the aftermath of the disastrous — and illegal — 2003 Anglo-American invasion…
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Mike Gravel Most Progressive Candidate Of 2020?
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
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Targeting China: It's About Politics Not Trade
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Beijing. Trade? It's no big deal. Politics? That's the issue. The trade spat between the United States and China isn't about deficits or tariffs. It's about Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan. The view from Beijing is that Republicans and Democrats are united in the bogeyman belief. Someone to blame. The China threat. Donald Trump's anti-China message helped…
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CIA Veteran to Chair Kent State 50th May 4 Commemoration Advisory Committee
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Kent State has appointed a 25 year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to chair a committee to create plan and execute activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the shootings at the campus that killed four and wounded nine students on May 4, 1970. Stephanie Smith, an associate professor in Kent State's School…
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US seizes North Korean ship
wsws.org | 2019-05-10
This week's developments demonstrate that the Trump administration has no intention of striking a deal with Pyongyang unless it involves a total capitulation and embrace of Washington's offensive against China.
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Why the U.S. Labeled Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Organization
Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
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 hare-brained excuses designed to put further pressure on the Iranian people in pursuit of its long-standing policy …
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Greenpeace to Biden: There Is No 'Middle Ground' On Climate
commondreams.org | 2019-05-10
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Sri Lanka: bombings a pretext for intensified repression
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-10
The Sri Lankan army and police have used the bombings of churches and hotels on Easter Sunday as a pretext for repression, targeting people who have no connection with the group responsible, the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ — National Monotheism Society). | The NTJ, an extremist Islamic group, is believed to be linked to the Islamic State, based in Iraq and Syria. | Sri Lankan police have been raiding numerous Muslim groups with "Thowheed" in their name, even if they are opposed to the NTJ. As of May 2, at least 130 Muslims had been detained, according to Tamilnet. | Non-Muslims have also been affected. On…
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Golan is Syria!
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2019-05-10
A demonstration in front of the Israeli Mission in New York City denounced Trump's recognition of Israel's 52-year illegal annexation and occupation of Golan, a province of Syria. The protest was held May 6 — Martyrs' Day in Syria and Lebanon, and for over 100 years a commemoration of continuing . . . | Continue reading Golan is Syria! at Workers.org
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A first-hand account from Caracas from the day of the coup through May Day
Peter Lackowski | mronline.org | 2019-05-10
Today there was a farcical attempt to take a military airport that fizzled. It turned into a dozen or so guys throwing stones and being ignored. The Guardian is shamelessly running video of something that happened weeks ago as though it were today. We were there and it was all normal. | Source…
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Do EU Nations Side with the US over Iran on the JCPOA?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
As long as the US was onboard, Iran nuclear deal signatories Britain, France, and Germany supported its implementation and provisions — no longer after Trump's withdrawal. | Their rhetoric says one thing, their actions another. In response to Iran giving EU …
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The US and Iran Flex Their Muscles. The Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA) One Year after US Withdrawal
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
One year after the US unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal (known also as JCPOA- Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action), the US is flexing its muscles by announcing an already previously scheduled departure of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike …
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Deal of the Century Adds "New" to the Four Thousand Year Old Name "Palestine"
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-10
The apartheid regime we know as "Israel" was built on the very ruins of Palestine and imposed a brutal regime on those who still live in their country. Millions of Palestinians still languish in refugee camps in and around Palestine, yet Israel and its allies around the world celebrate "Israeli independence."
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U.S. intervenes against popular uprising in Sudan
Carlos Lopes Pereira | workers.org | 2019-05-10
This article was first published May 3 in Avante, weekly newspaper of the Portuguese Communist Party. Its author, a former member of the Secretariat of the PAIGC, the party leading the struggle for the liberation of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, writes on African events for Avante. Translation by WW Managing . . . | Continue reading U.S. intervenes against popular uprising in Sudan at Workers.org
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Sudan: 'The army's duty is to protect its people, not to govern'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-10
Green Left Weekly's Sam Wainwright spoke with Sabrine Ali, Samah Suria, Nidal Saeed and Nagi Kodi, all Sudanese youth living in Perth, about the powerful movement in Sudan. | What did this movement learn from previous waves of protest in Sudanese history? | Sabrine Ali: Without having a proper foundation of how to run a revolution, it is going to collapse. The Sudanese Professional Association (SPA) has basically organised the revolution, the protests and … that has helped a lot with it having the proper foundation. | Why was the protest movement successful this time compared to the past? | Nagi Kodi: This time…
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Germany's far-right AfD exploits famous artwork to promote Islamophobia
wsws.org | 2019-05-10
The use of the painting and its interpretation by the AfD is an amalgam of historical falsification, outright lies and racist agitation, which can quite rightly be compared with the techniques used by the Nazis.
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The Democrats and the Mueller Report: "Muellerisation"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
The psychic problems facing the Democrats continue to bite, and with their foiled efforts to see the full, unredacted report of the Mueller Report, they look distracted, confused and bitter. In politics, the sense of vengeance and retribution has a …
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IEA: Renewable Energy Growth Is Stalling. Wind and Solar Energy
Nick Cunningham | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
Renewable energy deployment stalled out last year, raising alarm bells about the pace of the clean energy transition. | In 2018, total deployment of renewable energy stood at about 180 gigawatts (GW), which was the same as the previous year. It …
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Video: 5G Apocalypse, The Imminent Dangers
debunkified | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-10
What is 5G? We need to know the dangers of this technology. | A full length documentary by Sacha Stone exposing the 5G existential threat to humanity in a way we never imagined possible! | Scientists, environmental groups, medical doctors and citizens …
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Families Belong Together | Peaceful Action Protest
Roya Brake & Rebekah Padilla | indybay.org | 2019-05-10
WALNUT CREEK: | – South Side corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and N. Civic Drive | – Iron Horse Trail Bridge above Ygnacio Valley Road (please plan to use effectively large signage in this area)…
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The Making of a Medical Insurance Spin Doctor — RAI with Wendell Potter (3/7)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-10
Wendell Potter, author of 'Deadly Spin: How Corporate PR is Killing Healthcare and Deceiving Americans', traces his life from growing up poor and Republican in Tennessee, to radicalization during the Vietnam War, to cynical journalist who just wanted to make money — on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…
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Trump Continues Obama's War on Whistleblowers
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-10
(CJ Opinion) — "New drone whistleblower at The Intercept," tweeted the outspoken CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou in October 2015. "For God's sake don't let @MatthewACole learn his identity." Intercept investigative reporter Matthew Cole has been tied both to Kiriakou's discovery and prosecution and to that of Reality Winner, who leaked classified documents to The Intercept in 2017. Kiriakou's comment came after the …

Trump Continues Obama’s War on Whistleblowers

Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-10
The Intercept, which has long been associated with the documents shared by whistleblower Edward Snowden, has yet to fire any of the reporters responsible for these breaches that have seen two whistleblowers already imprisoned and third, Daniel Hale, likely to be imprisoned.
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The Enemy is Not Resistance
Stanley L. Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
The Islamic Resistance Movement began more than thirty years ago at an historical moment in time which it knew to be fraught with absolute peril for their people. The founders of this national liberation struggle examined the overwhelming military capabilities of Israel, fostered by its global superpower sponsor, the United States. They looked at Israel's expansionist programs–the Zionist project of illegal settlements erasing their homes and villages, dispossessing mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers–and at the failure of the international community to stop them. They knew then that within a ge…
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Drivers United Will Never Be Defeated! Uber/Lyft Global Day of Action in San Francisco
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-05-10
Hundreds of UBER/Lyft drivers and their supporters joined a global day of protest at the headquarters of UBER in San Francisco on May 8, 2019. Drivers said they are being driven to slave labor conditions while an IPO will make more billionaires from their labor.
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Manufactured Iranian Threat in the Persian Gulf
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-10
The U.S. military is sending an aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf, claiming there is an unspecified threat from Iran, but this has no basis other than Bolton's desire for regime change, says Col. Larry Wilkerson…
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Mafia Don Twits another tantrum ahead of crucial trade talks
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-05-10
2 days before the crucial trade talks between China and the USA(the 2 largest economies in the world), "Mafia Don"(ald) T-rump threw another Twitter tantrum, by threatening to charge 10% – 25% tariffs on $200 Billions' worth of imports from China. This additional gouging would be on top of last year's unilateral tariff on $50 Billions' worth of Chinese goods coming into this country. But really, what kind of lunatic would poison the mood of these delicate negotiations–practically at the eleventh hour–by publicly humiliating the incoming Chinese delegation? The world has rarely seen such a blustering buffoon, at…
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The Zionist One-Two Propaganda Punch
Yoav Litvin | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-10
Another round of Israeli violence inflicted on Palestinians in Gaza resulted in devastating consequences: twenty seven dead, including Amani al-Madhoun, a young woman in her final month of pregnancy, as well as 3-month-old infant Maria al-Ghazali and 12-year-old Abd al-Rahman Abu al-Jadyan, both killed alongside their parents. The flare up comes as Palestinians are routinely…
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Oakland VegFest 2019
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition | indybay.org | 2019-05-10
Lake Merritt Amphitheater…
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Chelsea Manning Has Just Been Released From Jail
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-10
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been released from jail on Thursday, following months in detention for "contempt" after she refused to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. The official reason is that the mandate of the grand jury in question has expired. This explanation is likely a bit of legal sleight of hand on the court's …

Chelsea Manning Has Just Been Released From Jail

Sudan Protests Intensify Demands for Civilian Government
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-10
Khalid Medani speaks to Eddie Conway about Sudanese opposition to al-Bashir and the sit-in that continues through Ramadan…
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CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge Walk for Peace
Toby Blome | indybay.org | 2019-05-10
BE GREEN AND CARPOOL | See http: //tripplanner.transit.511.org for public transit options. | Golden Gate Transit Buses 10, 70, 80 | and SF Muni Bus 28 stop at the bridge (SF side). | Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. | 11: 45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends to converge in the middle for World Peace. Then march to the SF side for rally.
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Venezuela — A Risk to Dollar Hegemony — Key Purpose Behind "Regime Change"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
After the new coup attempt — or propaganda coup — Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed "interim President", and …
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Waging War on Iran without Turkey? Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran "Triple Entente"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
Without dispelling the dangers of the reckless Bolton-Pompeo initiative, a large scale US-NATO-Israel military operation directed against Iran is unlikely. Why? NATO is in crisis. You cannot successfully wage war on Iran when Turkey, your ally and NATO heavy weight is "sleeping with the enemy".
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Bolton's War. Escalating US Hostility against Iran. Seeking a Pretext for War
Paul R. Pillar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
National Security Advisor John Bolton, aided by his comrade-in-arms Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is doing everything possible to instigate a war with Iran. Naked aggression as a means of starting such a war may be too much …
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Pandering to Israel Means War with Iran
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
The United States is moving dangerously forward in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to provoke a war with Iran, apparently based on threat intelligence provided by Israel. The claims made by National Security Advisor John Bolton and …
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Pandering to Israel Means War with Iran
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
The United States is moving dangerously forward in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to provoke a war with Iran, apparently based on threat intelligence provided by Israel. The claims made by National Security Advisor John Bolton and …
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Coup supporters in Washington try to smear peace group with misleading video
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2019-05-09
As The Canary previously reported, the Venezuelan embassy in Washington is currently under siege by coup supporters. Peace activists of the Embassy Protection Collective have been living inside since the last remaining diplomatic staff left last month. But now, coup backers have sought to smear these activists with…
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President Trump's Insatiable Appetite for Regime Change
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2019-05-09
White House National Security Advisor John Bolton talks to reporters about the security and political turmoil in Venezuela and called for a peaceful transition to a government controlled by acting President Juan Guaido, outside of the White House West Wing on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Pompeo in Baghdad to Pressure Iraq to Join Press Against Iran; Iraq Declines
Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-09
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo made a surprise four-hour visit to Baghdad on Tuesday in connection to the panic he is trying to trump up, along with US national security adviser and Sheldon Adelson plant John Bolton about Iran …
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Can 'America First' survive John Bolton?
rt.com | 2019-05-09
After more than two years into his administration, President Donald Trump may be beginning to realize his National Security Advisor John Bolton could be anathema to his stated 'America First' foreign policy. | …
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