2019-04-25: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-04-25). Does the US Military "Own the Weather"? "Weaponizing the Weather" as an Instrument of Modern Warfare? globalresearch.ca Weather-modification, according to the US Air Force document AF 2025 Final Report, "offers the war fighter a wide range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary", capabilities, it says, extend to the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes…

Staff (2019-04-25). Venezuela's Parallel Ambassador Seated at OAS as Activists Defend Embassy. therealnews.com The Organization of American States allowed the ambassador of Venezuela's self-declared president to participate in his first meeting. The move could signal an attempt to take over Venezuela's embassy in DC, which activists are defending…

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-25). Julian Assange: Prisoner of Conscience. globalresearch.ca On April 11, Assange was illegally arrested, forcibly dragged from Ecuador's London embassy where he was given asylum by former President Rafael Correa in August 2012. | He's held under draconian solitary confinement conditions at London's high-security Belmarsh prison, Britain's Gitmo …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-25). The Russia -US -China -Taliban Talks in Moscow Are Bad News for India. globalresearch.ca Indian strategists are watching in horror as Russian, American, and Chinese interests increasingly converge in Afghanistan, with representatives from each of those three aforementioned Great Powers meeting in Moscow on Thursday to discuss the Taliban peace process in a major …

CFJPIME (2019-04-25). After 37 Executions, Canada Must Re-Examine Relations with Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is deeply appalled by Saudi Arabia's gruesome execution of 37 Saudi men yesterday — in the largest mass execution since January 2016. In light of these recent executions and Saudi …

Anya Parampil (2019-04-25). Venezuelan opposition reps throw temper tantrums when confronted about lack of legitimacy, interventionist plans at OAS. thegrayzone.com At the OAS, two top representatives of Juan Guaido's US-backed shadow government — Gustavo Tarre and David Smolansky — lost…

Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War (2019-04-25). Talking To Ordinary Venezuelans, Pro and Anti-Government Demonstrations: Eva Bartlett. globalresearch.ca Fearless independent Canadian journalist, Eva Bartlett, has just returned from a month in the streets and barrios of Caracas, Venezuela, covering pro- and anti-government demonstrations, experiencing electrical blackouts, and talking to ordinary Venezuelans. | My objective in filming is not …

Staff (2019-04-25). Leaked Report: Western Arms Are Essential to Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen. therealnews.com A French intelligence report reveals that Saudi Arabia and UAE depend on Western support for their war in Yemen. Just Foreign Policy co-director Hassan El-Tayyab speaks about the report and the need to override Trump's veto of the Yemen War Powers resolution…

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-25). Arresting Members Of The Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful. dissidentvoice.org We have told the State Department that if they enter the Venezuelan Embassy they are violating international law and if they arrest members of the Collective for trespass or unlawful entry these will be unlawful arrests. Members of the Collective are in the embassy with the permission of the elected government of Venezuela. In two …

Chakib Mouzaoui (2019-04-25). Los Angeles high school students lead rally for Yemen. liberationnews.org High school students organize the community in solidarity with Yemen.

Winston DeLaurier (2019-04-25). California housing crisis continues with no end in sight. liberationnews.org Rising rents are driving working class Californians out of the neighborhoods they grew up in.

teleSUR (2019-04-25). Kim Hopes Putin Talks Will Settle Korean Peninsula Dispute. telesurenglish.net North Korea's Kim Jong-un met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday during his first trip to Russia since becoming Supreme Leader of the Asian nation. | RELATED: | North Korean Leader Enters Russia To Meet With Putin | "We welcome your efforts to develop an inter-Korean dialogue and normalize North Korea's relations with the United States," Putin said to Ki…

teleSUR (2019-04-25). Spice Mogul Detained; Officials Say Bombers Educated, Wealthy. telesurenglish.net Sri Lankan spice mogul Mohammad Yusuf Ibrahim is reportedly in police custody and being questioned following the devastating Easter Sunday suicide attacks that killed hundreds of people, according to the New York Times citing officials. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka's Bloody Legacy: A Country Ravaged by UK-Fueled 26-year Civil War | Two of the suicide bombers, who deton…

Comitato No Nato (2019-04-25). The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War: NATO Is Born from the Bomb. globalresearch.ca The Following text is Section 1 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, …

Christopher Black (2019-04-25). Iran Is No One's Colony: US Aggression Escalating to a Level that Threatens World War. globalresearch.ca The American aggression against Iran is escalating to a level that threatens world war. On Monday April 22, the USA declared that it has withdrawn "waivers" given to China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece, under the …

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2019-04-25). Sri Lanka and New Zealand: The Real Link. globalresearch.ca The carnage in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has been condemned by people everywhere. Individuals and groups from different faith traditions have not ceased to emphasise that the mass slaughter of at least 321 persons in churches attending Easter services …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-25). Continued Detentions: The Intended Role for Chelsea Manning. globalresearch.ca The noose is tightening around the WikiLeaks world, yet another dedicated attempt to strangle the channels of information that might cast light over the dastardly deeds of state. Connections are being targeted; associates are being brought in. Officials of the …

George Wuerthner (2019-04-25). BLM Grazing Decision Will Damage the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness. counterpunch.org This past December 2018 the Bureau Field office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a final EA for the Battle Creek, East Castle Creek, and Owens Allotments Grazing Permit Renewal, at least partially within the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness, part of the stunningly beautiful Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness Complex in Idaho. The BLM grazing More

Consortiumnews (2019-04-25). Special Counsel Mueller: Disingenuous and Dishonest. consortiumnews.com Larry C. Johnson sees real meat on the bone for Barr's upcoming investigation of spying by law enforcement and intelligence on the Trump campaign. And Trump has tweeted about it. On Wednesday Donald Trump tweeted: "Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson… Read more →

stuart_m (2019-04-25). Five new books for ecosocialists. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus looks at five new books of particular interest to ecosocialists. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or agreement with all (or any) of its contents. | ***
Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease
| By Drew Harvell
| University of California Press, 2019 | Fuelled by sewage dumping, unregulated aquaculture and drifting plastic in warming seas, marine epidemics are sentin…

pip.hinman (2019-04-25). Still in detention after 10 years, Tamil refugee must now fight cancer. greenleft.org.au Sivaguru Navanitharasa is a Tamil refugee who fled Sri Lanka in 2008. After staying for a year in Malaysia with no legal status, he set out for Australia, where he has been detained for nearly 10 years, first on Christmas Island and then in Villawood detention centre. | Navanitharasa is now in MITA immigration detention centre in Broadmeadows, Melbourne, where he faces a new challenge: overcoming cancer. | Navanitharasa has been recognised as a refugee, but remains in detention because ASIO classified him as a security risk. This was due to his previous membership of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a…

WSWS (2019-04-25). The election of Zelenskyi in Ukraine and the way forward for the working class. wsws.org Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyi won the Ukrainian presidential elections Sunday in a massive repudiation of the incumbent president and the imperialist-orchestrated coup that brought him to power.

stuart_m (2019-04-25). Five new books for ecosocialists. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus looks at five new books of particular interest to ecosocialists. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or agreement with all (or any) of its contents. | ***
Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease
| By Drew Harvell
| University of California Press, 2019 | Fuelled by sewage dumping, unregulated aquaculture and drifting plastic in warming seas, marine epidemics are sentin…

allen sanford (2019-04-25). Government Sanctioned Racketeering. indybay.org The city of Oakland was ground zero for the housing crisis.The collapse of Indy Mac Bank and the failure on the part of Lehman Brothers to correct the documentation before selling the securities to Fannies Mae in bundles of securities is what cause the Chinese government to threaten to liquidate their subprime mortgage holdings of $140 billion with Fannie Mae. | Henry Paulso, Steve Mnuchin and Jerry Brown collaborated. | They used MERS and Ocwen financial to put 67 million illegally generated mortgage transactions into the system between 2006 and 2009. | The present political system in Oakland is the result of Je…

Defend Public Education NOW! (2019-04-25). Greet Union Busting Billionaire Reed Hastings Who Brought Prop 39 & Charters To California. indybay.org San Francisco Design Center: 101 Henry Adams St | San Francisco…

RT (2019-04-25). Activists in Venezuela's DC embassy brace for US-assisted Guaido takeover. rt.com Activists occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington in solidarity with President Nicolas Maduro's government are bracing for confrontation as authorities prepare to try to seize the building on behalf of the opposition.

RT (2019-04-25). 'Glaring inaccuracies': Georgian businessman claims he was misquoted in Mueller report. rt.com A Georgian businessman requested a correction to a footnote in special counsel Robert Mueller's final report, claiming his text to Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen about 'compromising tapes' was altered in a misleading way. |

WSWS (2019-04-25). Sri Lankan president calls "all-party conference" to rubberstamp emergency powers. wsws.org Following Sunday's terrorist bombings, the conference has been called to shore up capitalist rule amid an acute political crisis.

Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service (2019-04-25). Anne Lamott: Almost Everything & conversation with John Dear on peace. indybay.org Grace Cathedral | 1100 California Street | San Francisco, CA 94108…

pip.hinman (2019-04-25). Anning's censure makes playing race card harder. greenleft.org.au Amid the smoke and mirrors of the Coalition's federal budget, the Senate voted to formally censure far-right Senator Fraser Anning on April 3. | The vote came after a "Remove Fraser Anning from Parliament" petition on Change.org garnered close to 1.5 million signatures following his comments on the far-right terror attack in New Zealand on March 15. | In a statement issued on the day of the terrorist attack on two mosques that left 50 dead, Anning said: "The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program that allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place…"

Mathias Broeckers (2019-04-25). Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide. indybay.org CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Wikileaks embodies what a free press should be as the fourth branch – control power. This indispensable function as a democratic watchdog is the reason why press freedom is an essential asset of all constitutional states.

WSWS (2019-04-25). Pennsylvania woman killed in factory meat grinder. wsws.org Jill Greninger, 35, was working alone when the accident took place.

Santa Cruz News (2019-04-25). Federal Judge Orders City of Santa Cruz to Halt Closure of Ross Camp. indybay.org Today Federal Judge Edward Davila granted the plaintiffs suing the City of Santa Cruz in Quintero v. City of Santa Cruz a restraining order that prevents the city from removing, seizing, or destroying the property of the homeless residents of the Ross Camp until the matter can be heard on Friday in federal court. Quintero et al v. City of Santa Cruz et al, a historic lawsuit filed by a group of homeless residents living at the Ross/Heroes' Camp, is the first lawsuit of its kind initiated by homeless individuals after the Martin v Boise ruling of September 2018, which states that homeless persons cannot be punishe…

Slingshot collective (2019-04-25). Presentation on refugee situation between Libya and Malta. indybay.org Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Avenue – Berkeley – across from La Pena – 2 blocks from Ashby BART – corner of Woolsey and Shattuck…

stuart_m (2019-04-25). Woman at War: a refreshing, inspiring film. greenleft.org.au Women at War
| Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson
| Written by Benedikt Erlingsson & àìlafur Egill Egilsson
| Starring Halldóra Geirharà∞sdóttir, Davíà∞ àûór Jónsson & Magnús Trygvason Eliasen | Director Benedikt Erlingsson's latest film, Woman at War is delightful, offbeat and uplifting. The main character is Halla, a choir director in her early 50s, who lives a secret double-life as a lone saboteur of heavy industry threatening her Icelandic environment. | In the film's exciting opening scene, she scampers across the rugged but beautiful Icelandic countryside from helicopters a…

WSWS (2019-04-25). US-backed Saudi regime beheads 37 political prisoners. wsws.org The barbaric bloodbath exposes the criminality of not only the House of Saud, but also US imperialism, which counts it as its principal pillar in the Arab world.

RT (2019-04-25). Facebook expects record $5 BILLION fine from FTC over privacy violations. rt.com Facebook has told investors it's probably on the hook for up to $5 billion in fines — a record-high penalty for a tech company in the US — as a Federal Trade Commission probe continues into its violations of users' privacy.

pip.hinman (2019-04-25). Student migrant faces deportation. greenleft.org.au Students, unionists and community members protested outside the immigration department on April 11 against the threatened deportation of Kinley Wangchuck, an 18-year-old hearing-impaired student who lives in Queanbeyan, NSW. | Wangchuck's family, who have lived in Australia for 7 years and are seeking permanent residency, was told in early April that their son did not meet Australia's migration health requirements and had to be deported as otherwise he would be a "financial burden" on the country. | Will Edwards from the National Union of Students (NUS) Disabilities Department called the protest, which als…

John McEvoy (2019-04-24). Co-founder of peace group CODEPINK asks us all to 'stand up to US bullies' over Venezuela coup attempt. thecanary.co Medea Benjamin is a central figure in the US peace movement. In 2002, she co-founded women-led peace group CODEPINK in an effort to prevent … | Read more Co-founder of peace group CODEPINK asks us all to 'stand up to US bullies' over Venezuela coup attempt | By John McEvoy

Staff (2019-04-24). Warren's Plan to Abolish Student Debt Came From Grassroots Pressure. truthout.org The new public higher education proposal that Sen. Elizabeth Warren released this week lifts up demands that grassroots activists have been making for years. Her plan makes public college tuition-free, cancels student loan debt for 95 percent of Americans, invests at least $50 billion in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and stops federal loan money from flowing to for-profit colleges — all paid for by a tax on the ultra-wealthy.

teleSUR (2019-04-24). Video: Angela Davis Lauds Sudan's Activists for Their Struggle. telesurenglish.net While visiting Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, minority rights activist, author and professor, Angela Davis, gave support to the Sudanese people for their popular struggle for "freedom, peace and justice." Sudan has been embroiled in a popular uprising against the now-former President Bashir and the opposition is now trying to push the military to cede power to civilian control. | RELATED | Sudan's Opposition Suspends Peace Talks With Military Council | In a video upl…

teleSUR (2019-04-24). Nicaraguan Opposition Acting in 'Bad Faith' at Peace Talks. telesurenglish.net One of the government's peace negotiators has accused Nicaragua's right-wing opposition of acting in bad faith during the peace negotiations with the Sandinista government. | RELATED: | Nicaraguans Honor Student Killed By Right-Wing Protesters | Lawmaker Wilfredo Navarro forms part of the negotiating team for the Sandinista Liberation Front, but claimed Wednesday that a deliberate lack of communication from the opposition 'Alianza Civica' coalition shows the split within the moveme…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-04-24). Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis. mintpressnews.com Ansar Allah leader Al-Houthi revealed secret negotiations between Ansar Allah and the Saudi regime to end the Saudi war against Yemen, but hinted that ending the war would require serious will from the Saudi regime to change its vision towards Yemen's relationship with the kingdom after the war.

teleSUR (2019-04-24). Arreaza Meets UN Chief to Discuss Venezuela and Region. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres Wednesday where the two discussed issues relating to issues relating to Venezuela and the region, a meeting that took place on the heels of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace. | RELATED: | Venezuelan UN Envoy: Secret Meetings Taking Place to Plan War | The Venezuela top diplomat through his Twitter account published "extraordinar…

United Nations (2019-04-24). Wednesday's Daily Brief: Diplomacy for Peace Day, #VaccinesWork, the cost of war on Afghans, tech and well-being. un.org Top news for Wednesday includes: the first-ever International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, the launch of World Immunization Week, civilians continuing to bear the brunt of ongoing violence in Afghanistan, the need for more regulation in the tech industry, a call for more exercise and less screen time for children, and a plea by the UN refugees High Commissioner not to let extremism divide us.

United Nations (2019-04-24). 'You can and should do more' to include people with disabilities, wheelchair-bound Syrian advocate tells Security Council in searing speech. un.org The UN Security Council was told on Wednesday that people with disabilities "can't wait any longer" for more of a say in how the world's top diplomatic forum for peace and security, factors their needs into its work.

United Nations (2019-04-24). Multilateralism's 'proven record of service' is focus of first-ever International Day. un.org The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace "underscores the value of international cooperation for the common good", according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres marking its first-ever observance on Wednesday.

Consortiumnews (2019-04-24). THE ANGRY ARAB: Deal of the Century? Which Century? consortiumnews.com As'ad AbuKhalil explains why Palestinians will see through the latest U.S. illusion of a Middle East "peace process." By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News There is great speculation about the "Deal of the Century" for the Middle East,… Read more →

United Nations (2019-04-24). UN rights chief 'strongly' condemns 'shocking' mass executions in Saudi Arabia. un.org Despite repeated appeals by the United Nations human rights system, Saudi Arabia's decision to go ahead with the beheading of 37 men, drew strong condemnation on Wednesday from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

teleSUR (2019-04-24). Sri Lanka's Legacy of UK-Fueled Bloody Civil War. telesurenglish.net Located in the Indian Ocean south of India, the small island country of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka witnessed one of its deadliest attacks in recent history. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka: Over 100 Bodies Found in Mass Grave in Mannar | On Easter Sunday a series of suicide bombings claimed 359 lives. However, the bloodbath is not uncommon in the island which was ravage…

2019-04-25: Social Media Postees

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Does the US Military "Own the Weather"? "Weaponizing the Weather" as an Instrument of Modern Warfare?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
Weather-modification, according to the US Air Force document AF 2025 Final Report, "offers the war fighter a wide range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary", capabilities, it says, extend to the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes…
globalresearch.ca/does-the-us-military-own-the-weather-weaponizing-the-weather-as-an-instrument-of-modern-warfare/5608728

Venezuela's Parallel Ambassador Seated at OAS as Activists Defend Embassy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-25
The Organization of American States allowed the ambassador of Venezuela's self-declared president to participate in his first meeting. The move could signal an attempt to take over Venezuela's embassy in DC, which activists are defending…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelas-parallel-ambassador-seated-at-oas-as-activists-defend-embassy

Julian Assange: Prisoner of Conscience
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
On April 11, Assange was illegally arrested, forcibly dragged from Ecuador's London embassy where he was given asylum by former President Rafael Correa in August 2012. | He's held under draconian solitary confinement conditions at London's high-security Belmarsh prison, Britain's Gitmo …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-prisoner-conscience/5675541

The Russia -US -China -Taliban Talks in Moscow Are Bad News for India
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
Indian strategists are watching in horror as Russian, American, and Chinese interests increasingly converge in Afghanistan, with representatives from each of those three aforementioned Great Powers meeting in Moscow on Thursday to discuss the Taliban peace process in a major …
globalresearch.ca/thursdays-rf-us-prc-taliban-talks-moscow-bad-news-india/5675536

After 37 Executions, Canada Must Re-Examine Relations with Saudi Arabia
CFJPIME | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is deeply appalled by Saudi Arabia's gruesome execution of 37 Saudi men yesterday — in the largest mass execution since January 2016. In light of these recent executions and Saudi …
globalresearch.ca/after-37-executions-canada-must-re-examine-relations-saudi-arabia/5675552

Venezuelan opposition reps throw temper tantrums when confronted about lack of legitimacy, interventionist plans at OAS
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-25
At the OAS, two top representatives of Juan Guaido's US-backed shadow government — Gustavo Tarre and David Smolansky — lost…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/24/tarre-smolansky-venezuela-oas/

Talking To Ordinary Venezuelans, Pro and Anti-Government Demonstrations: Eva Bartlett
Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
Fearless independent Canadian journalist, Eva Bartlett, has just returned from a month in the streets and barrios of Caracas, Venezuela, covering pro- and anti-government demonstrations, experiencing electrical blackouts, and talking to ordinary Venezuelans. | My objective in filming is not | …
globalresearch.ca/talking-to-ordinary-venezuelans-pro-and-anti-government-demonstrations-eva-bartlett/5675559

Kim Hopes Putin Talks Will Settle Korean Peninsula Dispute
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-25
North Korea's Kim Jong-un met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday during his first trip to Russia since becoming Supreme Leader of the Asian nation. | RELATED: | North Korean Leader Enters Russia To Meet With Putin | "We welcome your efforts to develop an inter-Korean dialogue and normalize North Korea's relations with the United States," Putin said to Ki…
telesurenglish.net/news/Kim-Hopes-Putin-Talks-Will-Settle-Korean-Peninsula-Dispute-20190425-0001.html

Spice Mogul Detained; Officials Say Bombers Educated, Wealthy
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-25
Sri Lankan spice mogul Mohammad Yusuf Ibrahim is reportedly in police custody and being questioned following the devastating Easter Sunday suicide attacks that killed hundreds of people, according to the New York Times citing officials. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka's Bloody Legacy: A Country Ravaged by UK-Fueled 26-year Civil War | Two of the suicide bombers, who deton…
telesurenglish.net/news/Spice-Mogul-Detained-Officials-Say-Bombers-Educated-Wealthy-20190425-0004.html

Leaked Report: Western Arms Are Essential to Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-25
A French intelligence report reveals that Saudi Arabia and UAE depend on Western support for their war in Yemen. Just Foreign Policy co-director Hassan El-Tayyab speaks about the report and the need to override Trump's veto of the Yemen War Powers resolution…
therealnews.com/stories/leaked-report-western-arms-are-essential-to-saudi-arabias-war-in-yemen

Iran Is No One's Colony: US Aggression Escalating to a Level that Threatens World War
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
The American aggression against Iran is escalating to a level that threatens world war. On Monday April 22, the USA declared that it has withdrawn "waivers" given to China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece, under the …
globalresearch.ca/iran-is-no-ones-colony-us-aggression-escalating-to-a-level-that-threatens-world-war/5675544

The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War: NATO Is Born from the Bomb
Comitato No Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
The Following text is Section 1 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, …
globalresearch.ca/the-70-years-of-nato-from-war-to-war-nato-is-born-from-the-bomb/5675493

Continued Detentions: The Intended Role for Chelsea Manning
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
The noose is tightening around the WikiLeaks world, yet another dedicated attempt to strangle the channels of information that might cast light over the dastardly deeds of state. Connections are being targeted; associates are being brought in. Officials of the …
globalresearch.ca/intended-role-chelsea-manning/5675532

Sri Lanka and New Zealand: The Real Link
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-25
The carnage in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has been condemned by people everywhere. Individuals and groups from different faith traditions have not ceased to emphasise that the mass slaughter of at least 321 persons in churches attending Easter services …
globalresearch.ca/sri-lanka-new-zealand-real-link/5675546

Arresting Members Of The Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful
Kevin Zeese | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-25
We have told the State Department that if they enter the Venezuelan Embassy they are violating international law and if they arrest members of the Collective for trespass or unlawful entry these will be unlawful arrests. Members of the Collective are in the embassy with the permission of the elected government of Venezuela. In two …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/arresting-members-of-the-embassy-protection-collective-would-be-unlawful/

Los Angeles high school students lead rally for Yemen
Chakib Mouzaoui | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-25
High school students organize the community in solidarity with Yemen.
liberationnews.org/los-angeles-high-school-students-lead-rally-for-yemen/

BLM Grazing Decision Will Damage the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-25
This past December 2018 the Bureau Field office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a final EA for the Battle Creek, East Castle Creek, and Owens Allotments Grazing Permit Renewal, at least partially within the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness, part of the stunningly beautiful Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness Complex in Idaho. The BLM grazing…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/25/blm-grazing-decision-will-damage-the-owyhee-canyonlands-wilderness/

Special Counsel Mueller: Disingenuous and Dishonest
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-25
Larry C. Johnson sees real meat on the bone for Barr's upcoming investigation of spying by law enforcement and intelligence on the Trump campaign. And Trump has tweeted about it. On Wednesday Donald Trump tweeted:…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/24/special-counsel-mueller-disingenuous-and-dishonest/

Government Sanctioned Racketeering
allen sanford | indybay.org | 2019-04-25
The city of Oakland was ground zero for the housing crisis.The collapse of Indy Mac Bank and the failure on the part of Lehman Brothers to correct the documentation before selling the securities to Fannies Mae in bundles of securities is what cause the Chinese government to threaten to liquidate their subprime mortgage holdings of $140 billion with Fannie Mae. | Henry Paulso, Steve Mnuchin and Jerry Brown collaborated. | They used MERS and Ocwen financial to put 67 million illegally generated mortgage transactions into the system between 2006 and 2009. | The present political system in Oakland is the result of Je…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/23/18822916.php

Activists in Venezuela's DC embassy brace for US-assisted Guaido takeover
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-25
Activists occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington in solidarity with President Nicolas Maduro's government are bracing for confrontation as authorities prepare to try to seize the building on behalf of the opposition. | …
rt.com/usa/457473-activists-occupy-venezuelan-embassy-guaido/

Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide
Mathias Broeckers | indybay.org | 2019-04-25
CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Wikileaks embodies what a free press should be as the fourth branch – control power. This indispensable function as a democratic watchdog is the reason why press freedom is an essential asset of all constitutional states.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/22/18822899.php

Presentation on refugee situation between Libya and Malta
Slingshot collective | indybay.org | 2019-04-25
Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Avenue – Berkeley – across from La Pena – 2 blocks from Ashby BART – corner of Woolsey and Shattuck…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/23/18822931.php

Anne Lamott: Almost Everything & conversation with John Dear on peace
Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service | indybay.org | 2019-04-25
Grace Cathedral | 1100 California Street | San Francisco, CA 94108…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/25/18822957.php

Student migrant faces deportation
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-25
Students, unionists and community members protested outside the immigration department on April 11 against the threatened deportation of Kinley Wangchuck, an 18-year-old hearing-impaired student who lives in Queanbeyan, NSW. | Wangchuck's family, who have lived in Australia for 7 years and are seeking permanent residency, was told in early April that their son did not meet Australia's migration health requirements and had to be deported as otherwise he would be a "financial burden" on the country. | Will Edwards from the National Union of Students (NUS) Disabilities Department called the protest, which als…
greenleft.org.au/content/student-migrant-faces-deportation

The election of Zelenskyi in Ukraine and the way forward for the working class
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-25
Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyi won the Ukrainian presidential elections Sunday in a massive repudiation of the incumbent president and the imperialist-orchestrated coup that brought him to power.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/25/pers-a25.html

'Glaring inaccuracies': Georgian businessman claims he was misquoted in Mueller report
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-25
A Georgian businessman requested a correction to a footnote in special counsel Robert Mueller's final report, claiming his text to Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen about 'compromising tapes' was altered in a misleading way. | …
rt.com/usa/457478-mueller-report-georgian-businessman-tapes/

Still in detention after 10 years, Tamil refugee must now fight cancer
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-25
Sivaguru Navanitharasa is a Tamil refugee who fled Sri Lanka in 2008. After staying for a year in Malaysia with no legal status, he set out for Australia, where he has been detained for nearly 10 years, first on Christmas Island and then in Villawood detention centre. | Navanitharasa is now in MITA immigration detention centre in Broadmeadows, Melbourne, where he faces a new challenge: overcoming cancer. | Navanitharasa has been recognised as a refugee, but remains in detention because ASIO classified him as a security risk. This was due to his previous membership of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a…
greenleft.org.au/content/still-detention-after-10-years-tamil-refugee-must-now-fight-cancer

US-backed Saudi regime beheads 37 political prisoners
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-25
The barbaric bloodbath exposes the criminality of not only the House of Saud, but also US imperialism, which counts it as its principal pillar in the Arab world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/25/saud-a25.html

Anning's censure makes playing race card harder
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-25
Amid the smoke and mirrors of the Coalition's federal budget, the Senate voted to formally censure far-right Senator Fraser Anning on April 3. | The vote came after a "Remove Fraser Anning from Parliament" petition on Change.org garnered close to 1.5 million signatures following his comments on the far-right terror attack in New Zealand on March 15. | In a statement issued on the day of the terrorist attack on two mosques that left 50 dead, Anning said: "The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program that allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place…"
greenleft.org.au/content/annings-censure-makes-playing-race-card-harder

Greet Union Busting Billionaire Reed Hastings Who Brought Prop 39 & Charters To California
Defend Public Education NOW! | indybay.org | 2019-04-25
San Francisco Design Center: 101 Henry Adams St | San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/22/18822903.php

Five new books for ecosocialists
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-25
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus looks at five new books of particular interest to ecosocialists. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or agreement with all (or any) of its contents. | *** | Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease | By Drew Harvell | University of California Press, 2019 | Fuelled by sewage dumping, unregulated aquaculture and drifting plastic in warming seas, marine epidemics are sentin…
greenleft.org.au/content/five-new-books-ecosocialists-3

Federal Judge Orders City of Santa Cruz to Halt Closure of Ross Camp
Santa Cruz News | indybay.org | 2019-04-25
Today Federal Judge Edward Davila granted the plaintiffs suing the City of Santa Cruz in Quintero v. City of Santa Cruz a restraining order that prevents the city from removing, seizing, or destroying the property of the homeless residents of the Ross Camp until the matter can be heard on Friday in federal court. Quintero et al v. City of Santa Cruz et al, a historic lawsuit filed by a group of homeless residents living at the Ross/Heroes' Camp, is the first lawsuit of its kind initiated by homeless individuals after the Martin v Boise ruling of September 2018, which states that homeless persons cannot be punishe…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/23/18822934.php

Sri Lankan president calls "all-party conference" to rubberstamp emergency powers
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-25
Following Sunday's terrorist bombings, the conference has been called to shore up capitalist rule amid an acute political crisis.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/25/sril-a25.html

Facebook expects record $5 BILLION fine from FTC over privacy violations
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-25
Facebook has told investors it's probably on the hook for up to $5 billion in fines — a record-high penalty for a tech company in the US — as a Federal Trade Commission probe continues into its violations of users' privacy. | …
rt.com/usa/457469-facebook-expects-billions-fine-ftc/

Pennsylvania woman killed in factory meat grinder
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-25
Jill Greninger, 35, was working alone when the accident took place.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/25/penn-a25.html

Five new books for ecosocialists
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-25
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus looks at five new books of particular interest to ecosocialists. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or agreement with all (or any) of its contents. | *** | Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease | By Drew Harvell | University of California Press, 2019 | Fuelled by sewage dumping, unregulated aquaculture and drifting plastic in warming seas, marine epidemics are sentin…
greenleft.org.au/content/five-new-books-ecosocialists-4

Woman at War: a refreshing, inspiring film
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-25
Women at War | Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson | Written by Benedikt Erlingsson & àìlafur Egill Egilsson | Starring Halldóra Geirharà∞sdóttir, Davíà∞ àûór Jónsson & Magnús Trygvason Eliasen | Director Benedikt Erlingsson's latest film, Woman at War is delightful, offbeat and uplifting. The main character is Halla, a choir director in her early 50s, who lives a secret double-life as a lone saboteur of heavy industry threatening her Icelandic environment. | In the film's exciting opening scene, she scampers across the rugged but beautiful Icelandic countryside from helicopters a…
greenleft.org.au/content/woman-war-refreshing-inspiring-film

Co-founder of peace group CODEPINK asks us all to 'stand up to US bullies' over Venezuela coup attempt
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-24
Medea Benjamin is a central figure in the US peace movement. In 2002, she co-founded women-led peace group CODEPINK in an effort to prevent … | Read more Co-founder of peace group CODEPINK asks us all to 'stand up to US bullies' over Venezuela coup attempt | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/24/co-founder-of-peace-group-codepink-asks-us-all-to-stand-up-against-the-bully-of-the-us-over-venezuela-coup-attempt/

Warren's Plan to Abolish Student Debt Came From Grassroots Pressure
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-24
The new public higher education proposal that Sen. Elizabeth Warren released this week lifts up demands that grassroots activists have been making for years. Her plan makes public college tuition-free, cancels student loan debt for 95 percent of Americans, invests at least $50 billion in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and stops federal loan money from flowing to for-profit colleges — all paid for by a tax on the ultra-wealthy.
truthout.org/articles/warrens-plan-to-abolish-student-debt-came-from-grassroots-pressure/

Video: Angela Davis Lauds Sudan's Activists for Their Struggle
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
While visiting Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, minority rights activist, author and professor, Angela Davis, gave support to the Sudanese people for their popular struggle for "freedom, peace and justice." Sudan has been embroiled in a popular uprising against the now-former President Bashir and the opposition is now trying to push the military to cede power to civilian control. | RELATED | Sudan's Opposition Suspends Peace Talks With Military Council | In a video upl…
telesurenglish.net/news/Video-Angela-Davis-Lauds-Sudans-Activists-for-Their-Struggle-20190424-0030.html

Nicaraguan Opposition Acting in 'Bad Faith' at Peace Talks
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
One of the government's peace negotiators has accused Nicaragua's right-wing opposition of acting in bad faith during the peace negotiations with the Sandinista government. | RELATED: | Nicaraguans Honor Student Killed By Right-Wing Protesters | Lawmaker Wilfredo Navarro forms part of the negotiating team for the Sandinista Liberation Front, but claimed Wednesday that a deliberate lack of communication from the opposition 'Alianza Civica' coalition shows the split within the moveme…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nicaraguan-Opposition-Acting-in-Bad-Faith-at-Peace-Talks-20190424-0031.html

Disdain and Dignity: An Old (Anti-Imperialist) Story
Susan Babbitt | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
One good comes from Assange's arrest, as many have noted: Wikileaks revelations are in the news. We hear the sneering at "dead bastards". We hear the disdain.There are truths which, if understood intellectually, are not understood fully. Imperialism is one. We know it intellectually without knowing it. In the Wikileaks video (2010), we feel it.
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/disdain-and-dignity-an-old-anti-imperialist-story/

Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-24
Ansar Allah leader Al-Houthi revealed secret negotiations between Ansar Allah and the Saudi regime to end the Saudi war against Yemen, but hinted that ending the war would require serious will from the Saudi regime to change its vision towards Yemen's relationship with the kingdom after the war.
mintpressnews.com/yemen-military-successes-secret-peace-negotiations-saudi-arabaia/257763/

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Diplomacy for Peace Day, #VaccinesWork, the cost of war on Afghans, tech and well-being
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-24
Top news for Wednesday includes: the first-ever International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, the launch of World Immunization Week, civilians continuing to bear the brunt of ongoing violence in Afghanistan, the need for more regulation in the tech industry, a call for more exercise and less screen time for children, and a plea by the UN refugees High Commissioner not to let extremism divide us.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1037221

Arreaza Meets UN Chief to Discuss Venezuela and Region
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres Wednesday where the two discussed issues relating to issues relating to Venezuela and the region, a meeting that took place on the heels of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace. | RELATED: | Venezuelan UN Envoy: Secret Meetings Taking Place to Plan War | The Venezuela top diplomat through his Twitter account published "extraordinar…
telesurenglish.net/news/Arreaza-Meets-UN-Chief-as-Part-of-Day-of-Multilateralism-and-Diplomacy-for-Peace-Activities-20190424-0018.html

'You can and should do more' to include people with disabilities, wheelchair-bound Syrian advocate tells Security Council in searing speech
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-24
The UN Security Council was told on Wednesday that people with disabilities "can't wait any longer" for more of a say in how the world's top diplomatic forum for peace and security, factors their needs into its work.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1037291

THE ANGRY ARAB: Deal of the Century? Which Century?
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-24
As'ad AbuKhalil explains why Palestinians will see through the latest U.S. illusion of a Middle East "peace process." By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News There is great speculation about the "Deal of the Century" for the Middle East,… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/24/the-angry-arab-deal-of-the-century-which-century/

Multilateralism's 'proven record of service' is focus of first-ever International Day
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-24
The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace "underscores the value of international cooperation for the common good", according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres marking its first-ever observance on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1037231

UN rights chief 'strongly' condemns 'shocking' mass executions in Saudi Arabia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-24
Despite repeated appeals by the United Nations human rights system, Saudi Arabia's decision to go ahead with the beheading of 37 men, drew strong condemnation on Wednesday from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1037191

Sri Lanka's Legacy of UK-Fueled Bloody Civil War
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Located in the Indian Ocean south of India, the small island country of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka witnessed one of its deadliest attacks in recent history. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka: Over 100 Bodies Found in Mass Grave in Mannar | On Easter Sunday a series of suicide bombings claimed 359 lives. However, the bloodbath is not uncommon in the island which was ravage…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sri-Lankas-Bloody-Legacy-A-Country-Ravaged-by-UK-Fueled-26-year-Civil-War-20190424-0025.html

2019-04-24: News Headlines

Alison Weir (2019-04-24). Julian Assange Exposed the Crimes of Powerful Actors, Including Israel. globalresearch.ca Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange is incarcerated in a UK prison that has been called "Britain's Guantanamo." His crime was exposing actions the US government, the media, the Democratic—Clinton machine, Israel, and others wanted kept hidden, including war crimes and torture….

Pepe Escobar (2019-04-24). The Deep State vs. WikiLeaks. globalresearch.ca The Made by FBI indictment of Julian Assange does look like a dead man walking. No evidence. No documents. No surefire testimony. Just a crossfire of conditionals. | But never underestimate the legalese contortionism of US government (USG) functionaries. As much …

John Pilger (2019-04-24). Bringing Julian Assange Home. globalresearch.ca This relevant article was first published on GR in June 2018. | The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. | The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have an historic opportunity to decide which it …

Susan Babbitt (2019-04-24). Disdain and Dignity: An Old (Anti-Imperialist) Story. counterpunch.org One good comes from Assange's arrest, as many have noted: Wikileaks revelations are in the news. We hear the sneering at "dead bastards". We hear the disdain. There are truths which, if understood intellectually, are not understood fully. Imperialism is one. We know it intellectually without knowing it. In the Wikileaks video (2010), we feel it. More

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-04-24). Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis. mintpressnews.com Saudi forces operating in the border area between western Yemen and Saudi Arabia have effectively been neutered in recent months, following a precipitous increase attacks in the region by Houthi-allied forces.

teleSUR (2019-04-24). Kushner Claims Two-State Solution Failed, Wants New Peace Plan. telesurenglish.net Jared Kushner told the audience at a Time magazine event on Tuesday that the two-state-solution peace plan to end the hostilities between the Palestinians and Israelis has failed. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Calls Out Netanyahu's 'Racist Government' | "New and different ways to reach peace must be tried," U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law said on Tuesday. | According to Kushner, "the two-state solution failed," which is why he is going to unveil a new peace plan this Summer.

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-24). Appeals Court Rubber Stamps Chelsea Manning's Unlawful Imprisonment. globalresearch.ca On Monday, the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel rubber-stamped Manning's unlawful imprisonment. | It her cruel solitary confinement punishment to continue, a flagrant 8th Amendment breach. More on this below. | Manning is one of America's best, a genuine …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-04-24). Just Another Spring in Progress? counterpunch.org My corner of New York's Catskill Mountains is shortly due to explode in green. Today however, it's brown, beige, russet and auburn: — a wrapping of spindly trunks with naked branches cascading uphill draws my eyes to the horizon. I wait. My neighbors wait. Landscapers and gardeners wait. We wait to plant even a few pansies; More

Lawrence Davidson (2019-04-24). A Decisive Struggle For Our Future. counterpunch.org The election of Donald Trump in 2016 and the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu in 2019 occurred under different circumstances, and yet they are very similar in their results. They both put an authoritarian figure in power through democratic electoral procedures. As well, both of these figures, like so many modern reactionary leaders before them, denigrate the recent past. Why do they do so? More

John Steppling (2019-04-24). The Mandate for Israel: Keep the Arabs Down. counterpunch.org Stephen Gowans has done remarkable work in previous writings on North Korea, and on the Imperialist U.S. in its long war on Syria (not coincidentally the title of his last book). He is often described as Brown in Red, or a Stalinist — both of which are fine with me since most so called Stalinist More

Adam Jonas Horowitz (2019-04-24). Letter to the Emperor. counterpunch.org Japan's 85 year-old Emperor Akihito is tired. The popular and charismatic king says he will retire at the end of this month, becoming the first Japanese Emperor in history to voluntarily step down from the Imperial throne. Indeed, the weight of his monarchy is heavy, weighed by the 2,600 year old Japanese tradition that says that the Emperor is divine; a direct descendent of the Sun goddess Amaterasu. More

Deirdre Griswold (2019-04-24). Koreans say no to Mike Pompeo. workers.org The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has told the U.S. government there will be no more summit meetings this year if Mike Pompeo, Trump's Secretary of State, is part of them. The DPRK has also reaffirmed its policy of self-reliance and independence in building a strong socialist society. DPRK leader . . . | Continue reading Koreans say no to Mike Pompeo at Workers.org

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-04-24). Venezuela: Embassy Protection Collective "The Next Two Days Are Crucial" dissidentvoice.org Embassy Protection Collective Will Refuse To Turn Over Embassy To US Puppet Government: Arrests Expected The next two days will be crucial for the protection of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC. The Embassy Protection Collective is prepared to stay at the embassy for the foreseeable future, for as long as it takes to protect the …

(2019-04-24). International meeting in Italy denounces NATO. workers.org Anti-war organizations and individuals from Europe and Canada met in Florence, Italy, 600-strong, for a day-long conference on April 7 to discuss the current role of the NATO military bloc following the 70th anniversary of NATO's creation under U.S. aegis. The following are the statement and the link to the . . . | Continue reading International meeting in Italy denounces NATO at Workers.org

Staff (2019-04-24). The War in Yemen. truthdig.com

teleSUR (2019-04-24). Bolsonaro's Approval Rating is the Lowest in Brazilian History. telesurenglish.net Jair Bolsonaro's tenure as Brazilian President has gotten off to a rocky start despite campaign promises of a "better future" for the people of Brazil. | RELATED: | Brazil's Bolsonaro Terminates Investigation Teams Identifying Remains of Dictatorship Victims | After 100 days in office, the far-right leader has witnessed a significant drop in his approval rating, hitting a dismal 34 percent at the end of March, the Brazilian Institute of Public Opi…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-24). Volodymyr Zelenskiy as Ukraine's "Actor President" globalresearch.ca The world is not so much a stage as a simulacrum for those who think it so. And if the stage goes bad, it is fitting that those who get thrown onto it change it in the most daring and …

True Publica (2019-04-24). The Mainstream Media — The Good, Bad and Downright Ugly. globalresearch.ca While the European media is generally known to be mostly objective in its reporting, the highly partisan nature of British coverage into the events that shape our world view is, without any doubt deepening the political and social divide. | Broadsheets …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-04-24). John Bolton Rumored Israeli attack on Lebanon. Going After Hezbollah Donors? globalresearch.ca John Bolton sent out the following tweet yesterday ahead of the rumored Israeli attack on Lebanon this summer that will target civilians (according to Israeli Major General Amir Eshel). | . | . | . | Today's @StateDept announcement that they will be …

Allison Deger (2019-04-24). Netanyahu Announces Settlement in Golan Heights Will be Named after Donald Trump. globalresearch.ca Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today he plans to name a settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump, one month after Trump recognized the Syrian territory captured during the June 1967 war as part of Israel….

Tom Clifford (2019-04-24). Emperor Akhito's Abdication: A New Era for Japan's Military? globalresearch.ca The land of the rising sun prepares for a new dawn. An emperor's departure and another's ascension. Emperor Akihito will abdicate on April 30, and May Day in Japan will see his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito, become the …

The Global Research Team (2019-04-24). The Price of Publishing Independent Thought. globalresearch.ca Dear readers, | With freedom of speech continually being curtailed, running an independent counter-current news media in 2019 is no easy feat. By todays standards, you are by all means free to speak if what you say upholds the mainstream narrative. …

Joe Cirincione (2019-04-24). The Path to War with Iran Is Paved with Sanctions. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration is laying siege to Iran. Taking pages from the Iraq War playbook, senior officials paint a picture of a rogue, outlaw, terrorist regime bent on acquiring nuclear weapons and whose "malign activities" are the cause of all …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2019-04-24). Governing Ukraine Is No Laughing Matter. globalresearch.ca Comedy, it is often said, is unusual people in real situations and farce is real people in unusual situations. No doubt, it can be said that by electing comedian Vladimir Zelensky as their new president in a landslide victory in

Tsvetana Paraskova (2019-04-24). Can Saudi Arabia Still Sway the Oil Market? globalresearch.ca Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter and OPEC's largest producer, has influenced the oil market and oil flows since the middle of the 20th century. | Shortly after the 21st century began, one of Saudi Arabia's key customers …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-24). US Sanctions Got India to Ditch Iran, Will Washington Get It to Ditch Russia Too? globalresearch.ca The announcement by India's Oil Minister that his country will replace US-sanctioned Iranian oil imports with those from "major oil-producing countries" despite the dramatic Bollywood show that New Delhi has made up until this point out of "defying" US sanctions …

Arthur Wyns (2019-04-24). Glyphosate Risks 'Last for Generations'. globalresearch.ca The new research is the first of its kind to …

Sara Flounders (2019-04-24). Planning Can Save the Planet: China Chooses Renewable Energy. globalresearch.ca The very corporations that are responsible for the problem are denying global warming, with immediate consequences for the whole world. | Carbon emissions from the burning of oil, gas and methane are heating the planet, creating a crisis of rising sea …

Aidan O'Brien (2019-04-24). Spanish Politics Is US Geopolitics. globalresearch.ca The sun is hot in Spain this time of year. The Catholics too. Semana Santa (Holy Week) reminded us that Spain was once the world's preeminent source of religious fundamentalism. Today, in contrast, it simply copies the nihilistic fundamentalism which …

Colin Todhunter (2019-04-24). As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation's Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow? counterpunch.org In 1830, British colonial administrator Lord Metcalfe said India's villages were little republics that had nearly everything they could want for within themselves. India's ability to endure derived from these communities: "Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down but the village community remains the same. It is in a high degree conducive to their happiness, and to More

Cira Pascual Marquina (2019-04-24). The Commune is the Supreme Expression of Participatory Democracy: a Conversation with Anacaona Marin of El Panal Commune. counterpunch.org The Alexis Vive Patriotic Force, which has deep roots in Caracas' 23 de Enero barrio, began planning a commune years before Chavez even proposed the communal path toward socialism. Yet when Chavez announced the plan to join communal councils into a higher form of organization, Alexis Vive wholeheartedly embraced the initiative and has since then More

Charlie Gers (2019-04-24). Trump's Transgender Troops Ban is un-American and Inhumane. counterpunch.org On April 12, a new Defense Department policy went into effect officially barring most transgender people from enlisting in the nation's military. This is a sad development, and represents an attack on the values and liberties that we all cherish as Americans. After two years of court challenges and public controversy since President Trump announced More

Alvaro Huerta (2019-04-24). Top Ten List in Defense of MEChA. counterpunch.org Ten. By attacking MEChA, the anti-MEChistas play into the hands of the enemy's effective strategy: divide and conquer. Nine. The term "Chicano," which has evolved over time to "Chicana/o" and "Chicanx," originated from the basic fact that the so-called Mexican American of the 1950s and 1960s was never "Mexican enough" to be fully accepted in el More

Dean Baker (2019-04-24). Payments to Hospitals Aren't Going to Hospital Buildings. counterpunch.org In keeping with accepted standards in debates on economic policy, we are now getting a debate on Medicare for All that is doing a wonderful job of ignoring the relevant issues. The focus of this debate is what Medicare for All will pay hospitals. As The New York Times tells us, if Medicare for All More

Thomas Knapp (2019-04-24). On Obstruction, the Mueller Report is Clintonesque. counterpunch.org On April 18, US Attorney William Barr released Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the probe into "Russian meddling" in the 2016 presidential election. The report cleared President Donald Trump and his campaign team of allegations that they conspired with the Russian government in that meddling. But on the question of "obstruction of justice," Mueller More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-24). Failed States and Militias: General Khalifa Haftar Moves on Tripoli. counterpunch.org The richly disastrous mess that is Libya has been moving into another phase of inspired aggression at the hands of General Khalifa Haftar. As he does, UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj is anxious. For some three weeks, the General's eastern forces, known as the Libyan National Army (LNA) have been edging towards the capital of More

Elliot Sperber (2019-04-24). Every Truck's a Garbage Truck. counterpunch.org Every Truck's a Garbage Truck Every truck's a garbage truck, Louisa said As she lifted her head From her thread and her needle And waited there Then she resumed stitching an umbrella's rib The truck, though gone, still filled the road with its fumes — And doom, did you know, comes from dom Which means More

teleSUR (2019-04-24). Russian Minister Denounces US Exerting Pressure on Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that the use of force to influence Latin American countries, by the United States, is "exerting unprecedented pressure" on Venezuela. | RELATED: | Russia: US Wants to Revive Monroe Doctrine, Persecute Venezuela | "In the Western Hemisphere, the U.S. is taking up the Monroe doctrine, which aims to li…

teleSUR (2019-04-24). North Korean Leader Enters Russia To Meet With Putin. telesurenglish.net North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia on Wednesday by train, Russian media reported, for his first trip there aimed at galvanizing support from President Vladimir Putin while nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo. | RELATED: | Putin to Meet Kim Jong Un on Thursday for the First Time | During the summit, the North Korean leader is expected to project himself as a serious world player with his first meeting with the Russian President and at the same time…

Consortiumnews (2019-04-24). PEPE ESCOBAR: War on Iran & Calling America's Bluff. consortiumnews.com Vast swathes of the West seem not to realize that if the Strait of Hormuz is shut down a global depression will follow, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar Special to Consortium News The Trump administration once again has graphically… Read more →

teleSUR (2019-04-24). South Africa: Dozens Dead After Floods, Mudslides. telesurenglish.net Tuesday South African authorities confirmed that at least 51 people have died as a result of floods and mudslides in Durban, BBC reported. | RELATED: | Iran Orders 60,000 to Evacuate Flood-hit Oil City | President Cyril Ramaphosa offered his condolences while visiting the region. "It was important to come and see what has happened. We pass our condolences to the families of t…

teleSUR (2019-04-24). US Urges Iran To Keep Strait Of Hormuz Open Despite Sanctions. telesurenglish.net The United States is calling on Iran to "respect the free flow of energy and commerce" and avoid closing the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf region. | RELATED: | France 'Determined to Continue' Trade With Iran, Officials Say | "We call on Iran, and all countries, to respect the free flow of energy and commerce, and freedom of navigation" in the straits, a U.S. State Department official stated on Tuesday. | The State Department's plea comes a day after Secretary of State Mik…

teleSUR (2019-04-24). Death Toll in Sri Lanka Rises to 359. telesurenglish.net The death toll from the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks has now surpassed 350 as the investigation continues, the police said on Wednesday. The additional deaths were the result of the wounded dying of their injuries. At least 500 people were injured during the Easter Sunday attacks. | RELATED: | ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Terrorist Attacks | The Sri Lankan authorities have now set the death toll at 359, which is an increase by 38 since yesterday. | In a recent deve…

Santa Cruz News (2019-04-24). Federal Judge Orders City of Santa Cruz to Halt Closure of Ross Camp. indybay.org Today Federal Judge Edward Davila granted the plaintiffs suing the City of Santa Cruz in Quintero v. City of Santa Cruz a restraining order that prevents the city from removing, seizing, or destroying the property of the homeless residents of the Ross Camp until the matter can be heard on Friday in federal court. Quintero et al v. City of Santa Cruz et al, a historic lawsuit filed by a group of homeless residents living at the Ross/Heroes' Camp, is the first lawsuit of its kind initiated by homeless individuals after the Martin v Boise ruling of September 2018, which states that homeless persons cannot be punishe…

RT (2019-04-24). Hillary, revitalized by Mueller's 'obstruction' theories, hypes 'roadmap' to impeachment. rt.com Hillary Clinton has blamed Justice Department rules for the Mueller report's failure to indict President Donald Trump, declaring the "roadmap" to an obstruction charge is there in plain sight, should Congress choose to pursue it.

allen sanford (2019-04-24). Government Sanctioned Racketeering. indybay.org The city of Oakland was ground zero for the housing crisis.The collapse of Indy Mac Bank and the failure on the part of Lehman Brothers to correct the documentation before selling the securities to Fannies Mae in bundles of securities is what cause the Chinese government to threaten to liquidate their subprime mortgage holdings of $140 billion with Fannie Mae. | Henry Paulso, Steve Mnuchin and Jerry Brown collaborated. | They used MERS and Ocwen financial to put 67 million illegally generated mortgage transactions into the system between 2006 and 2009. | The present political system in Oakland is the result of Je…

Middle East Eye (2019-04-24). Saudi Arabia Executes 37 People in Largest Mass Beheading in Years. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said that the kingdom executed 37 people on Tuesday in connection with alleged terrorism crimes, the largest mass execution in the Gulf state for more than three years. Most, if not all, were convicted in the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC), the Kingdom's secretive and widely condemned anti-terrorism tribunal. "The death penalty was implemented… …

Global Research News (2019-04-24). Selected Articles: The Conspiracy against Trump. globalresearch.ca Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

Jason Ditz (2019-04-24). US Navy SEALs Were Warned by Commanders Not to Report War Crimes. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — US war crimes in Iraq in general are a well-substantiated fact. Navy SEALs say they saw some "shocking" things, which other SEALs kill children with sniper rifles, spraying civilian neighborhoods with machine gun fire, etc. Seeing such things was par for the course, in Iraq, but talking about it was another thing entirely. Several platoon …

Slingshot collective (2019-04-24). Presentation on refugee situation between Libya and Malta. indybay.org Long Haul Infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Avenue – Berkeley – across from La Pena – 2 blocks from Ashby BART – corner of Woolsey and Shattuck…

2019-04-24: Social Media Postees

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The Deep State vs. WikiLeaks
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The Made by FBI indictment of Julian Assange does look like a dead man walking. No evidence. No documents. No surefire testimony. Just a crossfire of conditionals. | But never underestimate the legalese contortionism of US government (USG) functionaries. As much …
globalresearch.ca/the-deep-state-vs-wikileaks/5675388

Bringing Julian Assange Home
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
This relevant article was first published on GR in June 2018. | The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. | The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have an historic opportunity to decide which it …
globalresearch.ca/bringing-julian-assange-home/5644447

Julian Assange Exposed the Crimes of Powerful Actors, Including Israel
Alison Weir | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange is incarcerated in a UK prison that has been called "Britain's Guantanamo." His crime was exposing actions the US government, the media, the Democratic–Clinton machine, Israel, and others wanted kept hidden, including war crimes and torture….
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-exposed-crimes-powerful-actors-including-israel/5675361

Disdain and Dignity: An Old (Anti-Imperialist) Story
Susan Babbitt | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
One good comes from Assange's arrest, as many have noted: Wikileaks revelations are in the news. We hear the sneering at "dead bastards". We hear the disdain. There are truths which, if understood intellectually, are not understood fully. Imperialism is one. We know it intellectually without knowing it. In the Wikileaks video (2010), we feel it.
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/disdain-and-dignity-an-old-anti-imperialist-story/

Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-24
Saudi forces operating in the border area between western Yemen and Saudi Arabia have effectively been neutered in recent months, following a precipitous increase attacks in the region by Houthi-allied forces.
mintpressnews.com/yemen-military-successes-secret-peace-negotiations-saudi-arabaia/257763/

Kushner Claims Two-State Solution Failed, Wants New Peace Plan
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Jared Kushner told the audience at a Time magazine event on Tuesday that the two-state-solution peace plan to end the hostilities between the Palestinians and Israelis has failed. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Calls Out Netanyahu's 'Racist Government' | "New and different ways to reach peace must be tried," U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law said on Tuesday. | According to Kushner, "the two-state solution failed," which is why he is going to unveil a new peace plan this Summer.
telesurenglish.net/news/Kushner-Claims-Two-State-Solution-Failed-Wants-New-Peace-Plan-20190424-0011.html

Appeals Court Rubber Stamps Chelsea Manning's Unlawful Imprisonment
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
On Monday, the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel rubber-stamped Manning's unlawful imprisonment. | It her cruel solitary confinement punishment to continue, a flagrant 8th Amendment breach. More on this below. | Manning is one of America's best, a genuine …
globalresearch.ca/appeals-court-rubber-stamps-chelsea-mannings-unlawful-imprisonment/5675353

The War in Yemen
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-24
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Bolsonaro's Approval Rating is the Lowest in Brazilian History
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Jair Bolsonaro's tenure as Brazilian President has gotten off to a rocky start despite campaign promises of a "better future" for the people of Brazil. | RELATED: | Brazil's Bolsonaro Terminates Investigation Teams Identifying Remains of Dictatorship Victims | After 100 days in office, the far-right leader has witnessed a significant drop in his approval rating, hitting a dismal 34 percent at the end of March, the Brazilian Institute of Public Opi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaros-Approval-Rating-is-the-Lowest-in-Brazilian-History-20190424-0003.html

John Bolton Rumored Israeli attack on Lebanon. Going After Hezbollah Donors?
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
John Bolton sent out the following tweet yesterday ahead of the rumored Israeli attack on Lebanon this summer that will target civilians (according to Israeli Major General Amir Eshel). | . | . | . | Today's @StateDept announcement that they will be | …
globalresearch.ca/john-bolton-rumored-israeli-attack-on-lebanon-going-after-hezbollah-donors/5675386

Planning Can Save the Planet: China Chooses Renewable Energy
Sara Flounders | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The very corporations that are responsible for the problem are denying global warming, with immediate consequences for the whole world. | Carbon emissions from the burning of oil, gas and methane are heating the planet, creating a crisis of rising sea …
globalresearch.ca/planet-china-chooses-renewable-energy/5675412

The Mainstream Media — The Good, Bad and Downright Ugly
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
While the European media is generally known to be mostly objective in its reporting, the highly partisan nature of British coverage into the events that shape our world view is, without any doubt deepening the political and social divide. | Broadsheets …
globalresearch.ca/mainstream-media/5675458

The Path to War with Iran Is Paved with Sanctions
Joe Cirincione | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The Trump administration is laying siege to Iran. Taking pages from the Iraq War playbook, senior officials paint a picture of a rogue, outlaw, terrorist regime bent on acquiring nuclear weapons and whose "malign activities" are the cause of all …
globalresearch.ca/path-war-iran-sanctions/5675428

US Sanctions Got India to Ditch Iran, Will Washington Get It to Ditch Russia Too?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The announcement by India's Oil Minister that his country will replace US-sanctioned Iranian oil imports with those from "major oil-producing countries" despite the dramatic Bollywood show that New Delhi has made up until this point out of "defying" US sanctions …
globalresearch.ca/us-sanctions-india-ditch-iran-ditch-russia-too/5675365

Governing Ukraine Is No Laughing Matter
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Comedy, it is often said, is unusual people in real situations and farce is real people in unusual situations. No doubt, it can be said that by electing comedian Vladimir Zelensky as their new president in a landslide victory in …
globalresearch.ca/governing-ukraine/5675466

The Price of Publishing Independent Thought
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Dear readers, | With freedom of speech continually being curtailed, running an independent counter-current news media in 2019 is no easy feat. By todays standards, you are by all means free to speak if what you say upholds the mainstream narrative. …
globalresearch.ca/the-price-of-publishing-independent-thought/5675376

Spanish Politics Is US Geopolitics
Aidan O'Brien | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The sun is hot in Spain this time of year. The Catholics too. Semana Santa (Holy Week) reminded us that Spain was once the world's preeminent source of religious fundamentalism. Today, in contrast, it simply copies the nihilistic fundamentalism which …
globalresearch.ca/spanish-politics-us-geopolitics/5675415

Emperor Akhito's Abdication: A New Era for Japan's Military?
Tom Clifford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The land of the rising sun prepares for a new dawn. An emperor's departure and another's ascension. Emperor Akihito will abdicate on April 30, and May Day in Japan will see his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito, become the …
globalresearch.ca/emperors-abdication-new-era-japanese-military/5675425

Can Saudi Arabia Still Sway the Oil Market?
Tsvetana Paraskova | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter and OPEC's largest producer, has influenced the oil market and oil flows since the middle of the 20th century. | Shortly after the 21st century began, one of Saudi Arabia's key customers …
globalresearch.ca/saudi-arabia-sway-oil-market/5675367

Volodymyr Zelenskiy as Ukraine's "Actor President"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The world is not so much a stage as a simulacrum for those who think it so. And if the stage goes bad, it is fitting that those who get thrown onto it change it in the most daring and …
globalresearch.ca/volodymyr-zelenskiy-actor-president/5675409

Glyphosate Risks 'Last for Generations'
Arthur Wyns | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
The new research is the first of its kind to …
globalresearch.ca/glyphosate-risks-last-for-generations/5675455

Netanyahu Announces Settlement in Golan Heights Will be Named after Donald Trump
Allison Deger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today he plans to name a settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump, one month after Trump recognized the Syrian territory captured during the June 1967 war as part of Israel….
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-announces-settlement-golan-heights-named-donald-trump/5675464

A Decisive Struggle For Our Future
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
The election of Donald Trump in 2016 and the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu in 2019 occurred under different circumstances, and yet they are very similar in their results. They both put an authoritarian figure in power through democratic electoral procedures. As well, both of these figures, like so many modern reactionary leaders before them, denigrate the recent past. Why do they do so?
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/a-decisive-struggle-for-our-future/

Every Truck's a Garbage Truck
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
Every Truck's a Garbage Truck Every truck's a garbage truck, Louisa said As she lifted her head From her thread and her needle And waited there Then she resumed stitching an umbrella's rib The truck, though gone, still filled the road with its fumes — And doom, did you know, comes from dom Which means…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/every-trucks-a-garbage-truck/

Just Another Spring in Progress?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
My corner of New York's Catskill Mountains is shortly due to explode in green. Today however, it's brown, beige, russet and auburn: — a wrapping of spindly trunks with naked branches cascading uphill draws my eyes to the horizon. I wait. My neighbors wait. Landscapers and gardeners wait. We wait to plant even a few pansies;…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/just-another-spring-in-progress/

Failed States and Militias: General Khalifa Haftar Moves on Tripoli
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
The richly disastrous mess that is Libya has been moving into another phase of inspired aggression at the hands of General Khalifa Haftar. As he does, UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj is anxious. For some three weeks, the General's eastern forces, known as the Libyan National Army (LNA) have been edging towards the capital of…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/failed-states-and-militias-general-khalifa-haftar-moves-on-tripoli-2/

On Obstruction, the Mueller Report is Clintonesque
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
On April 18, US Attorney William Barr released Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the probe into "Russian meddling" in the 2016 presidential election. The report cleared President Donald Trump and his campaign team of allegations that they conspired with the Russian government in that meddling. But on the question of "obstruction of justice," Mueller…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/on-obstruction-the-mueller-report-is-clintonesque/

Payments to Hospitals Aren't Going to Hospital Buildings
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
In keeping with accepted standards in debates on economic policy, we are now getting a debate on Medicare for All that is doing a wonderful job of ignoring the relevant issues. The focus of this debate is what Medicare for All will pay hospitals. As The New York Times tells us, if Medicare for All…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/payments-to-hospitals-arent-going-to-hospital-buildings/

Top Ten List in Defense of MEChA
Alvaro Huerta | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
Ten. By attacking MEChA, the anti-MEChistas play into the hands of the enemy's effective strategy: divide and conquer. Nine. The term "Chicano," which has evolved over time to "Chicana/o" and "Chicanx," originated from the basic fact that the so-called Mexican American of the 1950s and 1960s was never "Mexican enough" to be fully accepted in el…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/top-ten-list-in-defense-of-mecha/

The Commune is the Supreme Expression of Participatory Democracy: a Conversation with Anacaona Marin of El Panal Commune
Cira Pascual Marquina | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
The Alexis Vive Patriotic Force, which has deep roots in Caracas' 23 de Enero barrio, began planning a commune years before Chavez even proposed the communal path toward socialism. Yet when Chavez announced the plan to join communal councils into a higher form of organization, Alexis Vive wholeheartedly embraced the initiative and has since then…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/the-commune-is-the-supreme-expression-of-participatory-democracy-a-conversation-with-anacaona-marin-of-el-panal-commune/

As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation's Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow?
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
In 1830, British colonial administrator Lord Metcalfe said India's villages were little republics that had nearly everything they could want for within themselves. India's ability to endure derived from these communities:…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/as-the-2019-indian-general-election-takes-place-are-the-nations-farmers-being-dealt-a-knock-out-blow/

The Mandate for Israel: Keep the Arabs Down
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
Stephen Gowans has done remarkable work in previous writings on North Korea, and on the Imperialist U.S. in its long war on Syria (not coincidentally the title of his last book). He is often described as Brown in Red, or a Stalinist — both of which are fine with me since most so called Stalinist…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/the-mandate-for-israel-keep-the-arabs-down/

Letter to the Emperor
Adam Jonas Horowitz | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
Japan's 85 year-old Emperor Akihito is tired. The popular and charismatic king says he will retire at the end of this month, becoming the first Japanese Emperor in history to voluntarily step down from the Imperial throne. Indeed, the weight of his monarchy is heavy, weighed by the 2,600 year old Japanese tradition that says that the Emperor is divine; a direct descendent of the Sun goddess Amaterasu.
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/letter-to-the-emperor/

Trump's Transgender Troops Ban is un-American and Inhumane
Charlie Gers | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-24
On April 12, a new Defense Department policy went into effect officially barring most transgender people from enlisting in the nation's military. This is a sad development, and represents an attack on the values and liberties that we all cherish as Americans. After two years of court challenges and public controversy since President Trump announced…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/24/trumps-transgender-troops-ban-is-un-american-and-inhumane/

Koreans say no to Mike Pompeo
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2019-04-24
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has told the U.S. government there will be no more summit meetings this year if Mike Pompeo, Trump's Secretary of State, is part of them. The DPRK has also reaffirmed its policy of self-reliance and independence in building a strong socialist society. DPRK leader . . . | Continue reading Koreans say no to Mike Pompeo at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/04/23/koreans-say-no-to-mike-pompeo/

Russian Minister Denounces US Exerting Pressure on Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that the use of force to influence Latin American countries, by the United States, is "exerting unprecedented pressure" on Venezuela. | RELATED: | Russia: US Wants to Revive Monroe Doctrine, Persecute Venezuela | "In the Western Hemisphere, the U.S. is taking up the Monroe doctrine, which aims to li…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russian-Minister-Denounces-US-Exerting-Pressure-on-Venezuela-20190424-0010.html

North Korean Leader Enters Russia To Meet With Putin
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia on Wednesday by train, Russian media reported, for his first trip there aimed at galvanizing support from President Vladimir Putin while nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo. | RELATED: | Putin to Meet Kim Jong Un on Thursday for the First Time | During the summit, the North Korean leader is expected to project himself as a serious world player with his first meeting with the Russian President and at the same time…
telesurenglish.net/news/North-Korean-Leader-Enters-Russia-To-Meet-With-Putin-20190424-0005.html

Venezuela: Embassy Protection Collective "The Next Two Days Are Crucial"
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-24
Embassy Protection Collective Will Refuse To Turn Over Embassy To US Puppet Government: Arrests Expected The next two days will be crucial for the protection of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC. The Embassy Protection Collective is prepared to stay at the embassy for the foreseeable future, for as long as it takes to protect the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/venezuela-embassy-protection-collective-the-next-two-days-are-crucial/

PEPE ESCOBAR: War on Iran & Calling America's Bluff
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-24
Vast swathes of the West seem not to realize that if the Strait of Hormuz is shut down a global depression will follow, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar Special to Consortium News The Trump administration once again has graphically… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/24/pepe-escobar-war-on-iran-calling-americas-bluff/

International meeting in Italy denounces NATO
| workers.org | 2019-04-24
Anti-war organizations and individuals from Europe and Canada met in Florence, Italy, 600-strong, for a day-long conference on April 7 to discuss the current role of the NATO military bloc following the 70th anniversary of NATO's creation under U.S. aegis. The following are the statement and the link to the . . . | Continue reading International meeting in Italy denounces NATO at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/04/23/international-meeting-in-italy-denounces-nato/

US Urges Iran To Keep Strait Of Hormuz Open Despite Sanctions
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
The United States is calling on Iran to "respect the free flow of energy and commerce" and avoid closing the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf region. | RELATED: | France 'Determined to Continue' Trade With Iran, Officials Say | "We call on Iran, and all countries, to respect the free flow of energy and commerce, and freedom of navigation" in the straits, a U.S. State Department official stated on Tuesday. | The State Department's plea comes a day after Secretary of State Mik…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Blocks-Iranian-Oil-Sales-But-Asks-Them-To-Respect-Free-Trade-20190424-0002.html

South Africa: Dozens Dead After Floods, Mudslides
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
Tuesday South African authorities confirmed that at least 51 people have died as a result of floods and mudslides in Durban, BBC reported. | RELATED: | Iran Orders 60,000 to Evacuate Flood-hit Oil City | President Cyril Ramaphosa offered his condolences while visiting the region. "It was important to come and see what has happened. We pass our condolences to the families of t…
telesurenglish.net/news/South-Africa-Dozens-Dead-After-Floods-Mudslides-20190424-0006.html

Death Toll in Sri Lanka Rises to 359
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-24
The death toll from the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks has now surpassed 350 as the investigation continues, the police said on Wednesday. The additional deaths were the result of the wounded dying of their injuries. At least 500 people were injured during the Easter Sunday attacks. | RELATED: | ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Terrorist Attacks | The Sri Lankan authorities have now set the death toll at 359, which is an increase by 38 since yesterday. | In a recent deve…
telesurenglish.net/news/Death-Toll-in-Sri-Lanka-Rises-to-359-20190424-0008.html

Saudi Arabia Executes 37 People in Largest Mass Beheading in Years
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-24
(MEE) — Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said that the kingdom executed 37 people on Tuesday in connection with alleged terrorism crimes, the largest mass execution in the Gulf state for more than three years. Most, if not all, were convicted in the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC), the Kingdom's secretive and widely condemned anti-terrorism tribunal. "The death penalty was implemented… …

Saudi Arabia Executes 37 People in Largest Mass Beheading in Years

US imperialism resurrects the Monroe Doctrine
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-24
The repeated invocation of the nearly two-century-old canon of US imperialist policy constitutes a warning that Washington is preparing for intensified military intervention in the region.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/24/pers-a24.html

Greet Union Busting Billionaire Reed Hastings Who Brought Prop 39 & Charters To California
Defend Public Education NOW! | indybay.org | 2019-04-24
San Francisco Design Center: 101 Henry Adams St | San Francisco…
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Terrorism at U.S.-Mexico border
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-04-24
The U.S. border with Mexico has become a site of domestic terrorism — inflicted by acts of the president of the United States, the Department of Justice, Customs and Border Patrol, Homeland Security and racist anti-immigrant vigilante groups. Tent camp of Honduran migrants in Tijuana, Mexico The terrorism is tormenting . . . | Continue reading Terrorism at U.S.-Mexico border at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/04/23/terrorism-at-u-s-mexico-border/

US Navy SEALs Were Warned by Commanders Not to Report War Crimes
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-24
(ANTIWAR.COM) — US war crimes in Iraq in general are a well-substantiated fact. Navy SEALs say they saw some "shocking" things, which other SEALs kill children with sniper rifles, spraying civilian neighborhoods with machine gun fire, etc. Seeing such things was par for the course, in Iraq, but talking about it was another thing entirely. Several platoon …

US Navy SEALs Were Warned by Commanders Not to Report War Crimes

The Essence of Evil: Sex with Children Has Become Big Business in America
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
" Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day."–John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children | Children, young girls– some as young as 9 years old–are being bought and sold for sex in …
globalresearch.ca/essence-evil-sex-children-become-big-business-america/5675394

Mali government falls amid protests against Franco-German occupation
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-24
The government collapsed amid strikes and mass protests after the horrific ethnic massacre on March 23 in the village of Ogossagou.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/24/mali-a24.html

2019-04-23: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2019-04-23). Nothing to See Here: The U.S. Government Prevents Investigations Into War Crimes in Afghanistan. commondreams.org Thanks to the withdrawal of the International Criminal Court, this crime—and hundreds of others—will neither be properly documented nor will there be justice for the victims and survivors. (Photo: Sgt. Daniel P. Shook/ Afghanistan Media Operations Center/ DVIDSHUB/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/helicopter.jpeg

Medea Benjamin (2019-04-23). The Activists Quietly Struggling to Protect Venezuela's DC Embassy from a US-backed Coup. mintpressnews.com A dedicated group of activists has been living inside Venezuela's DC embassy for the past two weeks. hoping to halt a US-backed opposition takeover of the building.

Medea Benjamin (2019-04-23). Activists Protect DC Venezuelan Embassy from US-supported Coup. counterpunch.org An extraordinary chapter in the ongoing saga of Venezuela has been taking place, virtually unnoticed, at the Venezuela Embassy that lies in the heart of swanky Georgetown in Washington DC. A group of us, all activists opposed to the prospect of the Venezuelan opposition taking over the Embassy, have been living inside the building for More

teleSUR (2019-04-23). Nicaragua's Dialogue: Official Delegation Calls for Calm. telesurenglish.net The Nicaraguan government's delegates to the national dialogue meetings explained Tuesday advances in the negotiation process with the political opposition and recalled that the people want peace, security, work and stability. | RELATED TO: | Nicaraguans Honor Student Killed By Right-Wing Protesters | "Our delegation will sit today at the Negotiation table as it has been doing all this time, namely, to talk, dialogue and seek peaceful solutions that benefit the people," Foreign Mini…

United Nations (2019-04-23). Protect women's rights 'before, during and after conflict' UN chief tells high-level Security Council debate. un.org Over the course of the past decade, there has been "a paradigm shift" in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council during a high-level debate on Tuesday.

David Swanson (2019-04-23). Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found. counterpunch.org UPDATE: Timothy Paul Jerzyk has added another $1,000 to the award, making a total of $2,000. According to statements in February by the Secretary of the Army, various U.S. high schools are barring military recruiters from access to students. The Secretary of the Navy this past December said that public school boards are keeping military recruiters out of More

United Nations (2019-04-23). Tuesday's Daily Brief: sexual violence in conflict, a malaria vaccine trial, updates on Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, Sri Lanka and Mali. un.org Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria vaccine in Malawi, thousands seeking shelter in Libya's capital as fighting continues, concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the attack of an Ebola treatment centre, an update on the death toll of the Sri Lanka attacks, and the Security Council's condemnation of the killing of peacekeepers in Mali.

Consortiumnews (2019-04-23). New CN Series: The Revelations of WikiLeaks: No. 1—The Video that Put Assange in US Crosshairs. consortiumnews.com "Collateral Murder" created a media sensation in 2010 and led to Chelsea Manning's imprisonment and to a DOJ investigation of Julian Assange, reports Elizabeth Vos. But the war crimes the video exposed got no one else in trouble. Consortium News today begins… Read more →

Democracy Now! (2019-04-23). Johns Hopkins Students Enter Week 4 of Sit-In Protesting ICE Contracts & Plan for Armed Campus Cops. democracynow.org Students at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, have entered their 21st day of a sit-in occupation of their campus administration building to protest the university's plans for an armed police force on campus, as well as Johns Hopkins's contracts with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Students at Johns Hopkins are demanding the cancellation of contracts with ICE and a pledge to donate all money received from ICE to Baltimore's immigration defense fund. They're also demanding voluntary recognition for all workers wishing to unionize, and a student and faculty representative spot on the university'

Staff (2019-04-23). Johns Hopkins Students Enter Week Three of Protesting ICE Contracts and Policing. truthout.org Students at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, have entered their 21st day of a sit-in occupation of their campus administration building to protest the university's plans for an armed police force on campus, as well as Johns Hopkins's contracts with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Students at Johns Hopkins are demanding the cancellation of contracts with ICE and a pledge to donate all money received from ICE to Baltimore's immigration defense fund. They're also demanding voluntary recognition for all workers wishing to unionize, and a student and faculty representative spot on the universi…

Jà∂rg Nowak (2019-04-23). Bolsonaro: The First 100 Days. globalresearch.ca Near the end of the first 100 days of the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro — the first radical-right Brazilian president since the moderated transition from military dictatorship in 1985 to a democratic regime — the first meaningful protests, apart from …

Patrick Cockburn (2019-04-23). What Revolutionaries in the Middle East Have Learned Since the Arab Spring. counterpunch.org Two very different political waves are sweeping through the Middle East and north Africa. Popular protests are overthrowing the leaders of military regimes for the first time since the failed Arab Spring of 2011. At the same time, dictators are seeking to further monopolise power by killing, jailing or intimidating opponents who want personal and More

Staff (2019-04-23). Earth Day: How Can Climate Activists Fight Misinformation? therealnews.com Award-winning filmmaker Josh Fox talks about his new book, The Truth Has Changed, and how climate movements can—and must—fight misinformation campaigns…

Whitney Webb (2019-04-23). French Ambassador Says Trump "Deal of the Century" Is DOA, Calls Israel 'Apartheid State'. globalresearch.ca "[Kushner] is so rational, and he is so pro-Israeli also, that he may neglect the point that if you offer the Palestinians the choice between surrendering and committing suicide, they may decide the latter. Somebody like Kushner doesn't understand that." …

Philip Giraldi (2019-04-23). The Conspiracy against Trump. globalresearch.ca The real "deplorable" in today's United States is the continuation of a foreign policy based on endless aggression to maintain Washington's military dominance in parts of the world where Americans have no conceivable interest. Many voters backed Donald J. Trump…

Staff (2019-04-23). U.S. Hoped Putin Would be a 'Sober Yeltsin' — RAI with Stephen Cohen (3/5). therealnews.com After the fall of the Soviet Union, a dysfunctional and pro-American Russian President Yeltsin presided over the chaos of the 1990's; when Putin came to power, the West was very disappointed at the independent and nationalist character of the Putin led state and the demonization began — Stephen Cohen joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-04-23). Mueller Documented Probable Cause that Trump Obstructed Justice. globalresearch.ca After a nearly two-year investigation, culminating in a 448-page report, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election but found insufficient evidence to prove the Trump campaign conspired with Russia. Mueller did not decide, …

Staff (2019-04-23). Trump's Latest Iran Sanctions Show an Unraveling of US Foreign Policy. therealnews.com Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says unilateral sanctions against Iran are illegal, and show the ascendancy of John Bolton; they intensify tension with China and threaten our international position…

Eric A. Gordon (2019-04-23). Homeward LA sponsors 50 citywide events to alleviate homelessness. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—Last year, over 10 days in April 2018, nearly 300 actors performed in 26 productions of monologues, based on stories from people who have been homeless. The productions were seen by nearly 2000 people in venues all around Los Angeles, raising approximately $55,000 for The Midnight Mission. This year, from April 26 to May …

Peter Belmont (2019-04-23). The Monroe Doctrine is Back, and as the Latest US Attack on Cuba Shows, Its Purpose is to Serve the Neoliberal Order. counterpunch.org Though throughout his election campaign Trump expressed a preference for US isolationism and opposition to senseless war, once in office he appointed the very neoconservative war hawks he had earlier criticized for engineering such foreign debacles as the disastrous invasion of Iraq. His appointments to hemispheric policy posts have been the least encouraging, with figures such as the convicted criminal Elliot Abrams reemerging from obscurity to saber-rattle against traditional Latin American foes. Ever since Trump entered the White House, there has been a growing sense that the Monroe Doctrine is back. Now, that…

Staff (2019-04-23). How TurboTax Routinely Dupes Its Customers. truthdig.com Did you know that if you make less than $66,000 a year, you can prepare and file your taxes for free? | Intuit and other tax software companies have spent millions lobbying to make sure that the IRS doesn't offer its own tax preparation and filing service. In exchange, the companies have entered into an agreement with the IRS to offer a "Free File" product to most America…

Teresa Gutierrez (2019-04-23). War crimes: Trump's assault on migrants. workers.org The fact that white supremacists are running the White House must alarm everyone not part of the ruling elite. This administration is carrying out policies that are attempting to destroy every gain the working class has ever made. It cares nothing about the destruction of the planet. It is reckless, . . . | Continue reading War crimes: Trump's assault on migrants at Workers.org

Lyn Neeley (2019-04-23). Portland, Ore.: Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution. workers.org The Hands Off Venezuela Coalition in Portland, Ore., displayed banners and placards calling for "No Sanctions, No Coup, No Media Lies" over the I-5 freeway for two hours during heavy early morning commuting traffic on April 19. The largest banner read, "Trump and Dems wage war, We say No More." . . . | Continue reading Portland, Ore.: Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution at Workers.org

Mark Gruenberg (2019-04-23). What did the President know and what did he do? peoplesworld.org

George Eliason (2019-04-23). Ukraine's Voters Didn't Just Reject Nationalism, They Rejected Maidan, Bandera and the Revolution. mintpressnews.com On March 31, the International Election Observation Mission released a statement concluding their assessment of Ukraine's 2019 presidential election. In it, they wrote: Most previous ODIHR and Council of Europe's European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) recommendations that would bring the legal framework further in line with international obligations and standards, as well as good practice, including for the adoption of an election code that would consolidate and harmonize the various election laws, remain unaddressed." | To put it concisely, the 2019 Ukrainian election did not meet inter…

Staff (2019-04-23). Comedian Zelenskiy Wins Ukrainian Presidency in Landslide. therealnews.com In a contest against incumbent Petro Poroshenko, the TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won an overwhelming majority of 73%, signaling a hunger for real change in Ukraine…

Tony McKenna (2019-04-23). Stephen King's IT: a 2019 Retrospective. counterpunch.org Some years ago, a study was carried out into the fears of young children in the night. Just before the lights were turned off and the children were ready for sleep they were each asked where they thought the monster was. The majority of little boys said they believed it was hiding in the cupboard. More

Geoff Beckman (2019-04-23). Crazy Uncle Joe and the Can't We All Just Get Along Democrats. counterpunch.org After eight years watching Bill Clinton hand Republicans what they wanted most (shredding regulations and the safety net) and then watching Barack Obama roll over on his back and expose his tummy— hoping Republicans would scratch it— nobody is in the mood for saying "We're all in this together." More

Randy L. Gori (2019-04-23). RoundUp Cancer Lawsuits Filed against Monsanto. globalresearch.ca Roundup lawsuits claim the weed killer caused several types of cancer like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, b-cell lymphoma, leukemia, and others. | Monsanto faces 11,200+ Roundup lawsuits, including one in which the plaintiff received a jury award of $78.5 million in compensatory and …

United Nations (2019-04-23). Libya: Thousands seek shelter in health clinics from Tripoli fighting, UN warns. un.org Nearly three weeks since fighting began near the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday that "large numbers" of people are sheltering in medical clinics, while civilians continue to be killed or injured, and refugees and migrants remain exposed to clashes.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-04-23). The Orchestration of Russophobia Is the Prelude to War. globalresearch.ca The Russian Embassy in Washington has prepared an accurate 121-page report, THE RUSSIAGATE HYSTERIA: A CASE OF SEVERE RUSSOPHOBIA. | Everyone should read this report. It documents the fake news, lies, violations of diplomatic standards and international law, and gratuitous …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-23). Headlines for April 23, 2019. democracynow.org Sri Lankan Minister Says Easter Bombings Were Retaliation for NZ Mosque Attacks, Trump Admin to Ratchet Up Unilateral U.S. Sanctions on Iranian Oil, House Democrats Subpoena Former White House Counsel Don McGahn, Trump Sues to Quash Subpoena Requesting 10 Years of Financial Records, Sen. Kamala Harris Calls for Trump's Impeachment, Breaking from Democratic Leaders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Proposes Canceling Student Loan Debt, Making Public Colleges Free, Supreme Court to Weigh Citizenship Question on 2020 Census, Supreme Court to Decide If LGBTQ Workers Are Protected by Civil Rights Act, Charges Dropped Against 3 A…

South Front (2019-04-23). Video: Chemical Weapons Warehouse Exploded in Western Aleppo. globalresearch.ca A supposed chemical weapons warehouse of Al Qaeda affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) near the city of al-Atarib in western Aleppo exploded on April 20. According to pro-government sources, the warehouse was one of the sites where militants …

teleSUR (2019-04-23). US Threatens To Veto UN Resolution That Helps Rape Victims. telesurenglish.net The U.S. delegation to the U.N. is threatening to veto a new resolution that aims to prevent rape from being used as a weapon of war, while also helping its victims, The Guardian reported Monday. | RELATED: | Bangladesh Schools Fight Sexual Harassment After Girl's Murder | U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Pramila Patten, told The Guardian that their are fears this resolution won't pass because of the U.S. threats to veto this bill over the selection o…

Shane Quinn (2019-04-23). Forgotten War Crimes: NATO's 1999 Attack on Serbia's State TV Headquarters "Wiped from the Record" globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2018 following its 19th anniversary. Slight modification is made below for its 20th anniversary. | Twenty years ago, on 23 April 1999, a NATO missile attack on Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) headquarters killed …

teleSUR (2019-04-23). Sri Lanka Update: Death Toll Climbs to 321. telesurenglish.net A police spokesperson announced Tuesday that the death toll from the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks has now risen from 290 to 321 victims. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka Muslims Warned Officials About Group Behind Attack | The first memorial services for the victims of these heinous terrorist attacks are expected to take place on Tuesday. They will follow the three minutes of silence that will observed at 8.30 A.M. local time during which the flags on most government buildings will be lowe…

Staff (2019-04-23). Trump Officials Want to Veto UN Measure Opposing Rape as Weapon of War. truthout.org In what critics denounced as the Trump administration's latest attack on women's rights across the globe, U.S. officials are reportedly threatening to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution seeking to end the use of rape as a weapon of war over its language on reproductive health. | According to the Guardian — which first reported on U.S. opposition to the measure late Monday — Trump officials are objecting to the…

Kat Legier (2019-04-23). Sen. Warren Just Stepped Up On Free College For All. commondreams.org Sen. Warren just unveiled her plan to eliminate tuition at all public two- and four-year college. (Photo: CNN) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/warren_6.jpeg

Gary Olson (2019-04-23). A Few Comments on the recent PBS Series: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. counterpunch.org The Civil War which ended in 1865, demolished slavery and emancipated four million human beings. What happened next in the South remains largely unknown to most Americans. In a recent poll of high school graduates, only 20 percent had even heard of Reconstruction, in part because history classes about this period invariably end with the More

Staff (2019-04-23). The U.S. Is Blocking Investigations Into War Crimes in Afghanistan. truthdig.com This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | On April 12, 2019, the International Criminal Court said that it would not pursue a war crimes investigation against the U.S. military for its actions in Afghanistan. A very thick file was closed in The Hague. | Almost a decade ago, on February 12, 2010, U.S. Special Operations Forces arrived at the home of Haji Sharabuddin in Khataba (Paktia Province, Afghanistan). The family of Sharabuddin was celebrating the birth of a grandson. Inside the home were close…

teleSUR (2019-04-23). Venezuelan Authorities Identify 5 Electrical System Saboteurs. telesurenglish.net Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez, unveiled Tuesday the identification of five people involved in attacks on the National Electric System (SEN). | RELATED: | Venezuela Blackouts Part of Planned US Operation: Russia Defense Ministry | Rodriguez named Ramon Oswaldo Garcia, in Spain; Miguel Jose Freita in Colombia; Julio Cesar Acuña and…

teleSUR (2019-04-23). Top Judges Panel Reduces Lula's Sentence to 8 Years. telesurenglish.net A Brazil special court of supreme judges ruled Tuesday to reduce the sentence of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, from 12 years and 10 months to eight years and 10 months, which would potentially allow his defense to file for moving him to house arrest. | RELATED: | Brazil's Special Court of Top Judges May Order House Arrest for Lula | The investigating judge of the appeal of the sentence against former Brazilian president Felix Fischer, of the Superior Court of…

teleSUR (2019-04-23). Video: Motorcycle Ride For 'Tough Guy' Bolsonaro Backfires. telesurenglish.net Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro found himself under heavy criticism over his latest motorcylcle ride on Easter as the far-right leader violated his own country's traffic regulations. | RELATED: | Brazil Celebrates 'Indigenous People's Day' in Bolsonaro Era | The Brazilian leader posted a video via his social media accounts on Eastern Sunday that showed him revving his engine too loudly and wearing his helmet improperly. | "It's an extremely serious infringement," Maurício Januzz…

Telesur (2019-04-23). Iran Not Backing Down: IRGC Navy Vows to Block US Ships from Important Waterway. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration announced on Monday that they would be cancelling waivers to eight countries buying oil from Iran as they tighten the economic blockade against the Persian Gulf nation. | *** | The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi…

teleSUR (2019-04-23). France 'Determined to Continue' Trade With Iran, Officials Say. telesurenglish.net France declared on Tuesday that the country is "determined to continue to implement" the Iran nuclear deal and to allow Iran to draw the "economic benefits" after the announcement of new U.S sanctions against countries exporting Iranian products. | RELATED: | US Ends Sanction Waivers for Countries Importing Iranian oil | In an officia…

teleSUR (2019-04-23). ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Terrorist Attacks. telesurenglish.net The Islamic State terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks that killed 321 people on Easter Sunday. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka Update: Death Toll Climbs to 310 | The terrorist group's Amaq News Agency said their organization was behind the attacks but they did not provide any evidence to back its claim. "Security Source to Amaq agency: Those who carried out the attack that targeted the citizens of the coalition and Christians in Sri Lanka the day before yes…

Raul A. Reyes (2019-04-23). The U.S.-Mexico Border Isn't Protected by Militias, It's Patrolled by Domestic Terrorists. commondreams.org Stinger, a member of Constitutional Patriots New Mexico Border Ops Team militia is pictured on patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border near Mt. Christo Rey in Sunland Park, New Mexico on March 20, 2019. (Photo: Paul Ratje / AFP – Getty Images file) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/soldier.jpeg

Arabi Souri (2019-04-23). Oil Shortage Crisis Might Force the Syrian State to Liberate East Euphrates. globalresearch.ca A clear shortage of fuel has forced the reduction of the quantity of gasoline sold to 20 liters every two days for private cars. In total, the sales would not exceed 200 liters of petrol per car per month and …

Staff (2019-04-23). North Korea Leader Kim to Meet With Putin in Russia. truthdig.com Summit will be held "soon" but no date is released. It comes at a key moment of faltering U.S. talks about North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

Pablo Vivanco (2019-04-23). Former U.N. Official: U.S. Goal Is to "Asphyxiate" Venezuela. progressive.org Alfred de Zayas argues that Caracas has grounds to reject offers of "aid" coming from Donald Trump's White House, given the precedent of U.S. humanitarian aid being used as a trojan horse.

2019-04-23: Social Media Postees

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Nothing to See Here: The U.S. Government Prevents Investigations Into War Crimes in Afghanistan
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
Thanks to the withdrawal of the International Criminal Court, this crime—and hundreds of others—will neither be properly documented nor will there be justice for the victims and survivors. (Photo: Sgt. Daniel P. Shook/ Afghanistan Media Operations Center/ DVIDSHUB/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/helicopter.jpeg
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The Activists Quietly Struggling to Protect Venezuela's DC Embassy from a US-backed Coup
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-23
A dedicated group of activists has been living inside Venezuela's DC embassy for the past two weeks. hoping to halt a US-backed opposition takeover of the building.
mintpressnews.com/the-activists-quietly-struggling-to-protect-venezuela-dc-embassy-from-us-backed-coup/257736/

Activists Protect DC Venezuelan Embassy from US-supported Coup
Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
An extraordinary chapter in the ongoing saga of Venezuela has been taking place, virtually unnoticed, at the Venezuela Embassy that lies in the heart of swanky Georgetown in Washington DC. A group of us, all activists opposed to the prospect of the Venezuelan opposition taking over the Embassy, have been living inside the building for…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/23/activists-protect-dc-venezuelan-embassy-from-us-supported-coup/

Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
UPDATE: Timothy Paul Jerzyk has added another $1,000 to the award, making a total of $2,000. According to statements in February by the Secretary of the Army, various U.S. high schools are barring military recruiters from access to students. The Secretary of the Navy this past December said that public school boards are keeping military recruiters out of…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/23/pentagon-claims-1100-high-schools-bar-recruiters-peace-activists-offer-1000-award-if-any-such-school-can-be-found/

Tuesday's Daily Brief: sexual violence in conflict, a malaria vaccine trial, updates on Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, Sri Lanka and Mali
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-23
Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria vaccine in Malawi, thousands seeking shelter in Libya's capital as fighting continues, concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the attack of an Ebola treatment centre, an update on the death toll of the Sri Lanka attacks, and the Security Council's condemnation of the killing of peacekeepers in Mali.
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Protect women's rights 'before, during and after conflict' UN chief tells high-level Security Council debate
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-23
Over the course of the past decade, there has been "a paradigm shift" in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council during a high-level debate on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1037151

Nicaragua's Dialogue: Official Delegation Calls for Calm
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
The Nicaraguan government's delegates to the national dialogue meetings explained Tuesday advances in the negotiation process with the political opposition and recalled that the people want peace, security, work and stability. | RELATED TO: | Nicaraguans Honor Student Killed By Right-Wing Protesters | "Our delegation will sit today at the Negotiation table as it has been doing all this time, namely, to talk, dialogue and seek peaceful solutions that benefit the people," Foreign Mini…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nicaraguas-Dialogue-Official-Delegation-Calls-for-Calm-20190423-0019.html

New CN Series: The Revelations of WikiLeaks: No. 1–The Video that Put Assange in US Crosshairs
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-23
"Collateral Murder" created a media sensation in 2010 and led to Chelsea Manning's imprisonment and to a DOJ investigation of Julian Assange, reports Elizabeth Vos. But the war crimes the video exposed got no one else in trouble. Consortium News today begins… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/23/introducing-a-new-cn-series-the-revelations-of-wikileaks-no-1-the-video-that-put-assange-in-u-s-crosshairs/

Johns Hopkins Students Enter Week Three of Protesting ICE Contracts and Policing
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-23
Students at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, have entered their 21st day of a sit-in occupation of their campus administration building to protest the university's plans for an armed police force on campus, as well as Johns Hopkins's contracts with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Students at Johns Hopkins are demanding the cancellation of contracts with ICE and a pledge to donate all money received from ICE to Baltimore's immigration defense fund. They're also demanding voluntary recognition for all workers wishing to unionize, and a student and faculty representative spot on the universi…
truthout.org/video/johns-hopkins-students-enter-week-three-of-protesting-ice-contracts-and-policing/

Johns Hopkins Students Enter Week 4 of Sit-In Protesting ICE Contracts & Plan for Armed Campus Cops
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-23
Students at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, have entered their 21st day of a sit-in occupation of their campus administration building to protest the university's plans for an armed police force on campus, as well as Johns Hopkins's contracts with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Students at Johns Hopkins are demanding the cancellation of contracts with ICE and a pledge to donate all money received from ICE to Baltimore's immigration defense fund. They're also demanding voluntary recognition for all workers wishing to unionize, and a student and faculty representative spot on the university'…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/23/johns_hopkins_students_enter_week_3

Bolsonaro: The First 100 Days
Jà∂rg Nowak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
Near the end of the first 100 days of the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro — the first radical-right Brazilian president since the moderated transition from military dictatorship in 1985 to a democratic regime — the first meaningful protests, apart from …
globalresearch.ca/bolsonaro-first-100-days/5675337

What Revolutionaries in the Middle East Have Learned Since the Arab Spring
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
Two very different political waves are sweeping through the Middle East and north Africa. Popular protests are overthrowing the leaders of military regimes for the first time since the failed Arab Spring of 2011. At the same time, dictators are seeking to further monopolise power by killing, jailing or intimidating opponents who want personal and…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/23/what-revolutionaries-in-the-middle-east-have-learned-since-the-arab-spring/

Earth Day: How Can Climate Activists Fight Misinformation?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-23
Award-winning filmmaker Josh Fox talks about his new book, The Truth Has Changed, and how climate movements can–and must–fight misinformation campaigns…
therealnews.com/stories/earth-day-how-can-climate-activists-fight-misinformation

French Ambassador Says Trump "Deal of the Century" Is DOA, Calls Israel 'Apartheid State'
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
"[Kushner] is so rational, and he is so pro-Israeli also, that he may neglect the point that if you offer the Palestinians the choice between surrendering and committing suicide, they may decide the latter. Somebody like Kushner doesn't understand that." …
globalresearch.ca/french-ambassador-says-trump-deal-century-doa-calls-israel-apartheid-state/5675349

The Conspiracy against Trump
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The real "deplorable" in today's United States is the continuation of a foreign policy based on endless aggression to maintain Washington's military dominance in parts of the world where Americans have no conceivable interest. Many voters backed Donald J. Trump…
globalresearch.ca/the-conspiracy-against-trump/5675340

U.S. Hoped Putin Would be a 'Sober Yeltsin' — RAI with Stephen Cohen (3/5)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-23
After the fall of the Soviet Union, a dysfunctional and pro-American Russian President Yeltsin presided over the chaos of the 1990's; when Putin came to power, the West was very disappointed at the independent and nationalist character of the Putin led state and the demonization began — Stephen Cohen joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts…
therealnews.com/stories/u-s-hoped-putin-would-be-a-sober-yeltsin-rai-with-stephen-cohen-3-5

Mueller Documented Probable Cause that Trump Obstructed Justice
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
After a nearly two-year investigation, culminating in a 448-page report, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election but found insufficient evidence to prove the Trump campaign conspired with Russia. Mueller did not decide, …
globalresearch.ca/mueller-documented-probable-cause-trump-obstructed-justice/5675205

Trump's Latest Iran Sanctions Show an Unraveling of US Foreign Policy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-23
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says unilateral sanctions against Iran are illegal, and show the ascendancy of John Bolton; they intensify tension with China and threaten our international position…
therealnews.com/stories/trumps-latest-iran-sanctions-show-an-unraveling-of-us-foreign-policy

RoundUp Cancer Lawsuits Filed against Monsanto
Randy L. Gori | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
Roundup lawsuits claim the weed killer caused several types of cancer like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, b-cell lymphoma, leukemia, and others. | Monsanto faces 11,200+ Roundup lawsuits, including one in which the plaintiff received a jury award of $78.5 million in compensatory and …
globalresearch.ca/roundup-cancer-lawsuits-filed-against-monsanto/5675326

A Few Comments on the recent PBS Series: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
Gary Olson | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
The Civil War which ended in 1865, demolished slavery and emancipated four million human beings. What happened next in the South remains largely unknown to most Americans. In a recent poll of high school graduates, only 20 percent had even heard of Reconstruction, in part because history classes about this period invariably end with the…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/23/a-few-comments-on-the-recent-pbs-series-reconstruction-america-after-the-civil-war-2/

Trump Officials Want to Veto UN Measure Opposing Rape as Weapon of War
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-23
In what critics denounced as the Trump administration's latest attack on women's rights across the globe, U.S. officials are reportedly threatening to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution seeking to end the use of rape as a weapon of war over its language on reproductive health. | According to the Guardian — which first reported on U.S. opposition to the measure late Monday — Trump officials are objecting to the…
truthout.org/articles/trump-officials-want-to-veto-un-measure-opposing-rape-as-weapon-of-war/

Homeward LA sponsors 50 citywide events to alleviate homelessness
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-23
LOS ANGELES–Last year, over 10 days in April 2018, nearly 300 actors performed in 26 productions of monologues, based on stories from people who have been homeless. The productions were seen by nearly 2000 people in venues all around Los Angeles, raising approximately $55,000 for The Midnight Mission. This year, from April 26 to May …
peoplesworld.org/article/homeward-la-sponsors-50-citywide-events-to-alleviate-homelessness/

The Monroe Doctrine is Back, and as the Latest US Attack on Cuba Shows, Its Purpose is to Serve the Neoliberal Order
Peter Belmont | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
Though throughout his election campaign Trump expressed a preference for US isolationism and opposition to senseless war, once in office he appointed the very neoconservative war hawks he had earlier criticized for engineering such foreign debacles as the disastrous invasion of Iraq. His appointments to hemispheric policy posts have been the least encouraging, with figures such as the convicted criminal Elliot Abrams reemerging from obscurity to saber-rattle against traditional Latin American foes. Ever since Trump entered the White House, there has been a growing sense that the Monroe Doctrine is back. Now, that…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/23/the-monroe-doctrine-is-back-and-as-the-latest-us-attack-on-cuba-shows-its-purpose-is-to-serve-the-neoliberal-order/

The U.S. Is Blocking Investigations Into War Crimes in Afghanistan
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-23
This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | On April 12, 2019, the International Criminal Court said that it would not pursue a war crimes investigation against the U.S. military for its actions in Afghanistan. A very thick file was closed in The Hague. | Almost a decade ago, on February 12, 2010, U.S. Special Operations Forces arrived at the home of Haji Sharabuddin in Khataba (Paktia Province, Afghanistan). The family of Sharabuddin was celebrating the birth of a grandson. Inside the home were close…
truthdig.com/articles/the-u-s-is-blocking-investigations-into-war-crimes-in-afghanistan/

The Orchestration of Russophobia Is the Prelude to War
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The Russian Embassy in Washington has prepared an accurate 121-page report, THE RUSSIAGATE HYSTERIA: A CASE OF SEVERE RUSSOPHOBIA. | Everyone should read this report. It documents the fake news, lies, violations of diplomatic standards and international law, and gratuitous …
globalresearch.ca/orchestration-russophobia-prelude-war/5675302

Libya: Thousands seek shelter in health clinics from Tripoli fighting, UN warns
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-23
Nearly three weeks since fighting began near the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday that "large numbers" of people are sheltering in medical clinics, while civilians continue to be killed or injured, and refugees and migrants remain exposed to clashes.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1037121

Portland, Ore.: Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution
Lyn Neeley | workers.org | 2019-04-23
The Hands Off Venezuela Coalition in Portland, Ore., displayed banners and placards calling for "No Sanctions, No Coup, No Media Lies" over the I-5 freeway for two hours during heavy early morning commuting traffic on April 19. The largest banner read, "Trump and Dems wage war, We say No More." . . . | Continue reading Portland, Ore.: Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/04/23/portland-ore-solidarity-with-the-bolivarian-revolution/

Sen. Warren Just Stepped Up On Free College For All
Kat Legier | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
Sen. Warren just unveiled her plan to eliminate tuition at all public two- and four-year college. (Photo: CNN) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/warren_6.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/23/sen-warren-just-stepped-free-college-all?cd-origin=rss

US Threatens To Veto UN Resolution That Helps Rape Victims
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
The U.S. delegation to the U.N. is threatening to veto a new resolution that aims to prevent rape from being used as a weapon of war, while also helping its victims, The Guardian reported Monday. | RELATED: | Bangladesh Schools Fight Sexual Harassment After Girl's Murder | U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Pramila Patten, told The Guardian that their are fears this resolution won't pass because of the U.S. threats to veto this bill over the selection o…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Threatens-To-Veto-UN-Resolution-That-Helps-Rape-Victims-20190423-0003.html

Forgotten War Crimes: NATO's 1999 Attack on Serbia's State TV Headquarters "Wiped from the Record"
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
This article was originally published in 2018 following its 19th anniversary. Slight modification is made below for its 20th anniversary. | Twenty years ago, on 23 April 1999, a NATO missile attack on Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) headquarters killed …
globalresearch.ca/forgotten-war-crimes-natos-1999-attack-serbias-state-tv-headquarters/5625469

How TurboTax Routinely Dupes Its Customers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-23
Did you know that if you make less than $66,000 a year, you can prepare and file your taxes for free? | Intuit and other tax software companies have spent millions lobbying to make sure that the IRS doesn't offer its own tax preparation and filing service. In exchange, the companies have entered into an agreement with the IRS to offer a "Free File" product to most America…
truthdig.com/articles/how-turbotax-routinely-dupes-its-customers/

Trump vetoes Yemen War Powers resolution
Jane Cutter | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-23
End U.S. support for the Saudi war; no to all U.S. military intervention in Yemen; U.S. out of the Middle East.
liberationnews.org/trump-vetoes-yemen-war-powers-resolution/

Sri Lanka Update: Death Toll Climbs to 321
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
A police spokesperson announced Tuesday that the death toll from the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks has now risen from 290 to 321 victims. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka Muslims Warned Officials About Group Behind Attack | The first memorial services for the victims of these heinous terrorist attacks are expected to take place on Tuesday. They will follow the three minutes of silence that will observed at 8.30 A.M. local time during which the flags on most government buildings will be lowe…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sri-Lanka-Update-Death-Toll-Climbs-to-321-20190423-0001.html

Mountains of the Moon — Dean Wareham
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
counterpunch.org/2019/04/23/mountains-of-the-moon-dean-wareham/

War crimes: Trump's assault on migrants
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2019-04-23
The fact that white supremacists are running the White House must alarm everyone not part of the ruling elite. This administration is carrying out policies that are attempting to destroy every gain the working class has ever made. It cares nothing about the destruction of the planet. It is reckless, . . . | Continue reading War crimes: Trump's assault on migrants at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/04/23/42009/

Video: Chemical Weapons Warehouse Exploded in Western Aleppo
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
A supposed chemical weapons warehouse of Al Qaeda affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) near the city of al-Atarib in western Aleppo exploded on April 20. According to pro-government sources, the warehouse was one of the sites where militants …
globalresearch.ca/chemical-weapons-warehouse-exploded-western-aleppo/5675299

Top Judges Panel Reduces Lula's Sentence to 8 Years
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
A Brazil special court of supreme judges ruled Tuesday to reduce the sentence of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, from 12 years and 10 months to eight years and 10 months, which would potentially allow his defense to file for moving him to house arrest. | RELATED: | Brazil's Special Court of Top Judges May Order House Arrest for Lula | The investigating judge of the appeal of the sentence against former Brazilian president Felix Fischer, of the Superior Court of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Top-Judges-Panel-Reduces-Lulas-Sentence-to-8-Years-20190423-0021.html

Video: Motorcycle Ride For 'Tough Guy' Bolsonaro Backfires
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro found himself under heavy criticism over his latest motorcylcle ride on Easter as the far-right leader violated his own country's traffic regulations. | RELATED: | Brazil Celebrates 'Indigenous People's Day' in Bolsonaro Era | The Brazilian leader posted a video via his social media accounts on Eastern Sunday that showed him revving his engine too loudly and wearing his helmet improperly. | "It's an extremely serious infringement," Maurício Januzz…
telesurenglish.net/news/Video-Motorcycle-Ride-For-Tough-Guy-Bolsonaro-Backfires-20190423-0005.html

The Mueller Report: Trump Too Inept to Obstruct Justice
David Schultz | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-23
The Mueller report is out and if we learned anything from it, three things are clear. One, the Report changed few minds. Two, there was never a chance that Mueller would indict Trump. Three, Trump is so inept he cannot even effectively obstruct justice. The Mueller report came out Thursday morning–all 458 pages, single-spaced. It…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/23/the-mueller-report-trump-too-inept-to-obstruct-justice/

France 'Determined to Continue' Trade With Iran, Officials Say
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
France declared on Tuesday that the country is "determined to continue to implement" the Iran nuclear deal and to allow Iran to draw the "economic benefits" after the announcement of new U.S sanctions against countries exporting Iranian products. | RELATED: | US Ends Sanction Waivers for Countries Importing Iranian oil | In an officia…
telesurenglish.net/news/France-Determined-to-Continue-Trade-With-Iran-Officials-Say-20190423-0023.html

Iran Not Backing Down: IRGC Navy Vows to Block US Ships from Important Waterway
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The Trump administration announced on Monday that they would be cancelling waivers to eight countries buying oil from Iran as they tighten the economic blockade against the Persian Gulf nation. | *** | The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi…
globalresearch.ca/iran-not-backing-down-irgc-navy-block-us-ships/5675336

Ukraine's Voters Didn't Just Reject Nationalism, They Rejected Maidan, Bandera and the Revolution
George Eliason | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-23
On March 31, the International Election Observation Mission released a statement concluding their assessment of Ukraine's 2019 presidential election. In it, they wrote: Most previous ODIHR and Council of Europe's European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) recommendations that would bring the legal framework further in line with international obligations and standards, as well as good practice, including for the adoption of an election code that would consolidate and harmonize the various election laws, remain unaddressed." | To put it concisely, the 2019 Ukrainian election did not meet inter…
mintpressnews.com/ukraine-voters-didnt-just-reject-nationalism-they-rejected-maidan-bandera-and-the-revolution/257747/

The U.S.-Mexico Border Isn't Protected by Militias, It's Patrolled by Domestic Terrorists
Raul A. Reyes | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
Stinger, a member of Constitutional Patriots New Mexico Border Ops Team militia is pictured on patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border near Mt. Christo Rey in Sunland Park, New Mexico on March 20, 2019. (Photo: Paul Ratje / AFP – Getty Images file) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/soldier.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/23/us-mexico-border-isnt-protected-militias-its-patrolled-domestic-terrorists?cd-origin=rss

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Terrorist Attacks
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
The Islamic State terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks that killed 321 people on Easter Sunday. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka Update: Death Toll Climbs to 310 | The terrorist group's Amaq News Agency said their organization was behind the attacks but they did not provide any evidence to back its claim. "Security Source to Amaq agency: Those who carried out the attack that targeted the citizens of the coalition and Christians in Sri Lanka the day before yes…
telesurenglish.net/news/ISIS-Claims-Responsibility-For-Sri-Lanka-Terrorist-Attacks-20190423-0008.html

Comedian Zelenskiy Wins Ukrainian Presidency in Landslide
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-23
In a contest against incumbent Petro Poroshenko, the TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won an overwhelming majority of 73%, signaling a hunger for real change in Ukraine…
therealnews.com/stories/comedian-zelenskiy-wins-ukrainian-presidency-in-landslide

Oil Shortage Crisis Might Force the Syrian State to Liberate East Euphrates
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
A clear shortage of fuel has forced the reduction of the quantity of gasoline sold to 20 liters every two days for private cars. In total, the sales would not exceed 200 liters of petrol per car per month and …
globalresearch.ca/oil-shortage-crisis-force-syrian-state-liberate-east-euphrates/5675307

Venezuelan Authorities Identify 5 Electrical System Saboteurs
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez, unveiled Tuesday the identification of five people involved in attacks on the National Electric System (SEN). | RELATED: | Venezuela Blackouts Part of Planned US Operation: Russia Defense Ministry | Rodriguez named Ramon Oswaldo Garcia, in Spain; Miguel Jose Freita in Colombia; Julio Cesar Acuña and…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Authorities-Identify-5-Electrical-System-Saboteurs-20190423-0025.html

North Korea Leader Kim to Meet With Putin in Russia
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-23
Summit will be held "soon" but no date is released. It comes at a key moment of faltering U.S. talks about North Korea's nuclear arsenal.
truthdig.com/articles/north-korea-leader-kim-to-meet-with-putin-in-russia/

Former U.N. Official: U.S. Goal Is to "Asphyxiate" Venezuela
Pablo Vivanco | progressive.org | 2019-04-23
Alfred de Zayas argues that Caracas has grounds to reject offers of "aid" coming from Donald Trump's White House, given the precedent of U.S. humanitarian aid being used as a trojan horse.
progressive.org/dispatches/us-goal-to-asphyxiate-venezuela-vivanco-190423/

Intervention in Venezuela: a tour of U.S. military bases in Curaàßao and Aruba
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-23
Aruba and Curaàßao are two Caribbean territories under the dominance (in terms of security and foreign policy) of the Netherlands. Since 1999, the United States has agreed to establish "counter-narcotics" operations centres on both islands. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/23/intervention-in-venezuela-a-tour-of-u-s-military-bases-in-curacao-and-aruba/

2019-04-22: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-04-22). Wiki-Gate: Julian Assange Was Framed by the People Who Supported Him. globalresearch.ca Assange has been the object of an all out smear campaign by those who supported him. The Economist which granted Assange the New Media Award in 2008 intimates that he is an "enemy agent" responsible for "information anarchy … culminating in the destabilization of American democracy"

Consortiumnews (2019-04-22). From Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, a Talk on Assange. consortiumnews.com Consortium News Editor Joe Lauria on Sunday delivered this talk about the Assange case to a group of activists who are living inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington to stop the illegitimate government of Venezuela from taking it over. Video… Read more →

Bonpane Family (2019-04-22). Statement of the family of activist and radio host Blase Bonpane upon his passing. liberationnews.org Bonpane played a key role in raising awareness of government directed violence throughout Central America during the 1980s by leading delegations of politicians, activists, celebrities, and students on trips to Nicaragua.

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-04-22). Did the Mueller Report Distract You? $750 Billion Budget Increase for "National Security" globalresearch.ca The drama that has played out in the mainstream media over the release of the Mueller report had us at the Black Alliance for Peace asking the question we always come back to: What are the ruling-class minions in media …

teleSUR (2019-04-22). Sudan's Opposition Suspends Peace Talks With Military Council. telesurenglish.net Sudan's main opposition alliance has suspeded their peace talks with the Transitional Military Council after the latter refused to hand over power to a civilian government. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia, UAE Pledge $3B to Sudan's Military Coup Rulers in Effort to 'Hijack Uprising' | "We have decided to suspend the negotiation with the Transitional Military Council," Sudan's opposition Freedom and Change Alliance said in a statement during a press conference…

Martin Armstrong (2019-04-22). IMF Hands $4.2 Billion in Loans for Ecuador for Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca The evidence of political pressure on Ecuador is surfacing. The IMF Executive Board Approved US$4.2 Billion (435% of quota and SDR 3.035 billion). | Extended Fund Facility for Ecuador. The Executive Board agreed to this arrangement with strings attached. The Board's …

Arnold August (2019-04-22). Cuba and the Politics of Culture in the U.S.: "The Invisible Hand of the Market"? globalresearch.ca Although this article was published in the original Spanish version last March, now that Julian Assange is in prison the analysis in this piece on "freedom of expression" is even more valid. | There is a wide-open debate/polemic in Cuba regarding …

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-22). Julian Assange as Neuroses. counterpunch.org Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with indeterminate sentences, he electrifies and concerns. The US political classes continue to simmer with an More

Consortiumnews (2019-04-22). Debunking the 'Assange is A Russian Agent' Smear. consortiumnews.com The narrative that Assange worked for or knowingly conspired with the Russian government is a hallucination of the demented Russia hysteria which has infected all corners of mainstream political discourse, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Not even the… Read more →

Robert Fisk (2019-04-22). After ISIS, a Divided Iraq, Wounded and Grief-Stricken. counterpunch.org The moment the 54-year-old walks up to the car, it is obvious something is terribly wrong. The way he drags his feet, then stamps them on the ground and marches forward like a toy soldier, head lowered; then the way he looks up at you from beneath dark brows, in both greeting and concern. Taamy Wahab Mohamed al-Yasaari should More

teleSUR (2019-04-22). US Ends Sanction Waivers for Countries Importing Iranian oil. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to eliminate all waivers issued to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, the White House said on Monday, while vowing to ensure global oil market was well supplied. | RELATED: | John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil, Not Democracy | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to make an announcement on Monday detailing the decision. | "The United States, Saudi Arab…

Cesar Chelala (2019-04-22). Yemen: The Triumph of Barbarism. counterpunch.org President Donald Trump's recent veto of a bipartisan resolution to force an end to American military involvement in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen reminds me of some words by V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidadian author. In his book "A Bend in the River," Naipaul says, "The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who More

teleSUR (2019-04-22). New US Blockade Of Iran Could Skyrocket Oil Prices This Summer. telesurenglish.net The U.S. government is ending the program that has provided exemptions to five large countries purchasing oil from Iran, the New York Times reported on Sunday. | RELATED: | YouTube Censors Iranian Press, HispanTV, Press TV Targeted | According to the New York Times report, the U.S. is canceling the exemptions to China, Japan, India, Turkey, and South Korea as they attempt to strengthen their blockade on Iranian goods. | The ultimate goal of this U.S. move is to force regime change…

Telesur (2019-04-22). Trump's Dangerous Game: New Blockade of Iran Could Skyrocket Oil Prices Across the World. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration is cracking down on trade partners that are still purchasing oil from Iran in an attempt to force regime change inside the Persian Gulf nation. | *** | The U.S. government is ending the program that has provided exemptions …

Zero Hedge (2019-04-22). Air Force Deploys Stealth Fighters to the Middle East for the First Time. globalresearch.ca Amid the threats of war with Iran, the U.S. Air Force has forward deployed Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jets to the Middle East, reported Air Force Times. | Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) announced last week that …

teleSUR (2019-04-22). China Unilaterally Rejects US Sanctions Against Iran. telesurenglish.net China consistently opposes unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday amid reports that Washington is expected to announce that buyers of Iranian oil must halt imports soon or face sanctions. | RELATED: | China Proposes Space Cooperation to International Partners | Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, speaking at a daily news briefing, said China's bilateral cooperation with Iran was in accordance with the law. | China is a major importer of Ir…

Staff (2019-04-22). What Your Amazon Prime Membership Really Costs. truthdig.com Amazon is a company that's drunk on profits and market share. | Last year, the online retail giant netted $11 billion in profits while paying $0 in taxes. The company controls nearly half of all online sales in the United States, and its Amazon Web Services division is the leader in providing cloud-based computing services, counting Netflix and the U.S. government among its major clients. | You'd think that with…

Andy Piascik (2019-04-22). Grocery Store Workers Take on Billion Dollar Multinational. counterpunch.org At precisely 1: 00 Eastern time on the afternoon of April 11th, 31,000 workers at 253 Stop and Shop grocery stores throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts walked off their jobs. The strike came after several months of failed negotiations in which Stop and Shop refused to retract an onerous set of demands for the elimination More

Philip A Farruggio (2019-04-22). On the (Empire's) Waterfront. globalresearch.ca Remember the famous taxicab scene from the great film On the Waterfront? Ex boxer Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) telling his older brother Charlie (Rod Steiger), who is second in command to a crooked union boss, that he didn't look out …

Radovan Spasic (2019-04-22). Kosovo's Conflict: A Devastating Precedent in International Relations. globalresearch.ca During the last decade of 20th century, leading "analysts" of the New World Order were presenting the Kosovo's issue as a democratic matter rather than a historical and geopolitical dispute. It was perceived as a political case in which one …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-22). Irresponsible Protections: Venezuela and Foreign Intervention. globalresearch.ca A stalemate of sorts has developed in Venezuela. The pretender, Juan Guaidó, as head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, continues as faux interim president, noisier than ever, but no more effectual than the time he declared his intentions to …

Prof. James Petras (2019-04-22). Shadow Boxing for Empire: The Mueller Report. globalresearch.ca Introduction | By the end of the Obama regime, the US had gone through seven wars and was in the process of losing five of them. Washington was facing global challenges to its dominant economic and political role from Russia and …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-04-22). The Making America Great Again (MAGA) Warmongers. America's Ongoing Wars in the Middle East. globalresearch.ca I have yet to see the MAGA cult turn on its hallowed leader, the leader of the "free world" (sic) who recently vetoed and left tire marks on a measure that would have put an end to US involvement in …

James J. Zogby (2019-04-22). Why I'm Glad Netanyahu Won. globalresearch.ca I'm glad Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection. Since I realize that saying this won't sit well with many folks, let me explain: | As the election developed, it became clear that Benny Gantz, the leader of the opposition "Blue and White" coalition, …

Countercurrents (2019-04-22). Sri Lanka Explosions: More than 200 Killed, Churches and Hotels Targeted. globalresearch.ca More than 200 killed and at least 500 injured as eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka while Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations. | Media report said: | The blasts started at around 8: 45am local time at St. …

Colin Todhunter (2019-04-22). As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation's Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow? globalresearch.ca In 1830, British colonial administrator Lord Metcalfe said India's villages were little republics that had nearly everything they could want for within themselves. India's ability to endure derived from these communities: | "Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down but the village community …

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-22). Solidarity with Venezuela Now! Protect the Embassy. globalresearch.ca We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is …

Kevin Zeese (2019-04-22). Ukraine Elections: Why "OU" Lost by a Landslide. globalresearch.ca With the landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelensky, who won 73 percent of the vote, the comedian will become the president of Ukraine. Understanding how this occurred becomes easy when people review US government documents published by Wikileaks about the …

Kenneth Surin (2019-04-22). Mueller Time? Not for Now. counterpunch.org The Mueller report does not exonerate Trump; it simply finds insufficient evidence of criminal conduct involved in Russian collusion. Mueller says he failed to find admissible or sufficient evidence proving criminal conduct beyond a reasonable doubt, that is, the standard of evidence involved in "making a traditional prosecutorial judgement". At the same time, while using More

Robert Reich (2019-04-22). Mueller Report Makes It Official: Trump a Morally Despicable Human Being. commondreams.org U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during an event recognizing the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride in the East Room of the White House, April 18, 2019, the same day the Department of Justice released special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian election interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1137877404.jpg

Howard Lisnoff (2019-04-22). Loose Bullets and Loose Cannons. counterpunch.org The Huffington Post ("Substitute Teacher Fired After Bullets Fall Out Of Pockets In Pre-K Class," April 15, 2019) reported the story of the substitute pre-kindergarten teacher at an elementary school in Millbury, Massachusetts who had been fired because he dropped loose bullets from his pocket in class. That incident prompted a search of his home that found unsecured More

Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada (2019-04-22). Dreaming in Miami. counterpunch.org After three months of threats and threats to a double stage — the State Department in Washington DC and a theater in Miami — the US Administration finally announced what it intends to do to intensify its economic war against Cuba. On the 17th, at the mid-morning in a brief ceremony, just a few minutes, More

Kerron àì Luain (2019-04-22). What the "White Irish Slaves" Meme Tells Us About Identity Politics. counterpunch.org The latest bizarre twist in the "Irish Slaves" saga is that James Woods, the actor best known for his cameo as a Kwik-E-Mart employee in The Simpsons, has shared an historically inaccurate meme, the aim of which is to diminish the suffering of black slavery. Now, Woods' meme is flagrantly wrong in that it states More

John Laforge (2019-04-22). Chernobyl's Deadly Effects Estimates Vary. counterpunch.org April 26 marks the 33rd anniversary of the 1986 radiation disaster at Chernobyl reactor Number 4 in Ukraine, just north of Kiev the capital. It is still nearly impossible to get scientific consensus on the vast extent of the impacts. The explosions and two-week long fire at Chernobyl spewed around the world something between one More

Seiji Yamada — Gregory G. Maskarinec (2019-04-22). Health as a Human Right: No Migrants Need Apply. counterpunch.org We don't seem to understand or we've neglected the specter of what is beneath and pushing all of these things to the surface: the specter of militarism and colonialism. And all the things that Hawaiians experienced through colonialism, we have that same experience — to the point right now where one of the islands in More

Graham Peebles (2019-04-22). Consuming Stuff: The Polluting World of Fashion. counterpunch.org The interconnected environmental catastrophe is the result of a particular lifestyle; a materialistic way of life relentlessly promoted by mass media and governments throughout the industrialized world and beyond. Consuming stuff, most of which is unnecessary, is the key ingredient; excess is championed, sufficiency scoffed at. Far from addressing need, satisfying desire is the driving More

Melvin Goodman (2019-04-22). The NYTs Tries to Rehabilitate Bloody Gina Haspel. counterpunch.org There is no more authoritative newspaper in the country, perhaps the world, than the New York Times. But when the Times gets it wrong, it is often a real doozy. In the 1930s, the Times' man in Moscow, Walter Duranty, completely missed the Kremlin's forced famine in the Ukraine that led to the death of six to seven million Ukrainians and More

Erin Schwartz (2019-04-22). Harmony Korine's Baffling Florida-Man Story. thenation.com Harmony Korine's Baffling Florida-Man Story…

teleSUR (2019-04-22). US Warns Terrorists Still Planning Attacks in Sri Lanka. telesurenglish.net The U.S. State Department said in a revised travel advisory 'terrorist groups' were continuing to plot possible attacks in Sri Lanka after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded in blasts in churches and luxury hotels on Sunday. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka Mourns Horrific Attacks on Easter Sunday | "Terrorists may attack with little or no warning," it said in the revised warning, which was dated Sunday U.S. time. | It said possible targets included tourist locations, transportatio…

teleSUR (2019-04-22). New Explosion Hits Sri Lankan Capital. telesurenglish.net An explosion went off on Monday (April 22) in a van near a church in Sri Lanka where scores were killed the previous day, when bomb squad officials were trying to defuse it, a Reuters witness said. | RELATED: | US Warns Terrorists Still Planning Attacks in Sri Lanka | "The van exploded when the bomb defusing unit of the STF (Special Task Force) and air force tried to diffuse the bomb," the witness said. | The explosion reportedly took place near the St. Anthony's Church in the capit…

Fight Back (2019-04-22). It's Lenin's birthday, and here is what he had to say. fightbacknews.org To mark the April 22, 1870 birthday of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, Fight Back News Service is circulating the following excerpt from his 1918 book, The State and Revolution. | The "Withering Away" of the State, and Violent Revolution | Engels' words regarding the "withering away" of the state are so widely known, they are often quoted, and so clearly reveal the essence of the customary adaptation of Marxism to opportunism that we must deal with them in detail. We shall quote the whole argument from which they are taken. | "The proletariat seizes from state power and turns the means of production into st…

Staff (2019-04-22). Nothing Wrong With Help From Russians, Trump Lawyer Says. truthdig.com Rudy Giuliani calls the Trump campaign's effort to get political help from representatives of the Russian government possibly ill-advised but not illegal.

WSWS (2019-04-22). Landslide victory for Zelensky over Poroshenko in Ukrainian presidential election. wsws.org The election results reflect the enormous hostility within the Ukrainian working class toward the right-wing nationalist policies of the Poroshenko regime.

WSWS (2019-04-22). At least 290 killed in terrorist bomb attacks in Sri Lanka. wsws.org Despite an intelligence alert 10 days before, both the government and police failed to warn the public and took little or no action to prevent the terrible bombings.

plenglish (2019-04-22). Sri Lanka Bombings Kill 290, Gov't Detains 24, Blames Islamist Group. plenglish.com Colombo, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan police have arrested 24 suspects on Sunday"s terrorist bombings at several churches and hotels, while death toll rose on Monday to 290 and there are over 500 injured.

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-04-22). Affordable Housing Means No on S.B.50. indybay.org The famous writer, James Baldwin, is back, in our San Francisco mailboxes on a fabulous, urgently needed slick mailer denouncing the racist, anti-labor SB50 luxury housing bill promoted by Democrat State Senator of San Francisco, formerly the worst San Francisco Supervisor in memory, Scott Weiner.

WSWS (2019-04-22). Germany's IT Security Act 2.0: Another step towards a police state. wsws.org The German government's new legislation must be seen in connection with the arrest of Julian Assange and his imminent extradition to the US.

Tyler Durden (2019-04-22). Comedian Who "Came to Break the System" Wins Ukraine Election by Landslide. theantimedia.com (ZH) — According to exit polls, millions of voters — weary of war and economic hardship — have thoroughly rebuked the incumbent elites, overwhelmingly voting for 41-year-old TV comedian Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine's presidential election today. "I voted for Zelensky because everything he said is true," said Viktoriia Bengalska, a 45-year-old secretary in Kiev. "It's impossible to survive on this salary, …

plenglish (2019-04-22). Lula Summarizes Struggle for Democracy in Brazil, Rousseff Says. plenglish.com 22 de abril de 2019, 08: 44Brasilia, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva Lula summarizes today the struggle for democracy in Brazil, where fighting and demanding his full release means to confront the neo-fascist military, judicial and media apparatus.

RT (2019-04-22). Terrorists 'continue plotting attacks' on Sri Lanka tourist spots, US State Dept warns. rt.com Terrorists in Sri Lanka might strike again, the US State Department has warned in its latest travel advisory update, asking Americans to exercise extreme caution following the Easter Sunday bombings which killed almost 300 people.

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Wiki-Gate: Julian Assange Was Framed by the People Who Supported Him
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Assange has been the object of an all out smear campaign by those who supported him. The Economist which granted Assange the New Media Award in 2008 intimates that he is an "enemy agent" responsible for "information anarchy … culminating in the destabilization of American democracy"
globalresearch.ca/wiki-gate-julian-assange-was-framed-by-the-people-who-supported-him/5660128

From Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, a Talk on Assange
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-22
Consortium News Editor Joe Lauria on Sunday delivered this talk about the Assange case to a group of activists who are living inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington to stop the illegitimate government of Venezuela from taking it over. Video… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/22/from-venezuelan-embassy-in-washington-a-talk-on-assange/

Statement of the family of activist and radio host Blase Bonpane upon his passing
Bonpane Family | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-22
Bonpane played a key role in raising awareness of government directed violence throughout Central America during the 1980s by leading delegations of politicians, activists, celebrities, and students on trips to Nicaragua.
liberationnews.org/statement-of-the-family-of-activist-and-radio-host-blase-bonpane-upon-his-passing/

Did the Mueller Report Distract You? $750 Billion Budget Increase for "National Security"
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
The drama that has played out in the mainstream media over the release of the Mueller report had us at the Black Alliance for Peace asking the question we always come back to: What are the ruling-class minions in media …
globalresearch.ca/mueller-report-2/5675198

Sudan's Opposition Suspends Peace Talks With Military Council
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-22
Sudan's main opposition alliance has suspeded their peace talks with the Transitional Military Council after the latter refused to hand over power to a civilian government. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia, UAE Pledge $3B to Sudan's Military Coup Rulers in Effort to 'Hijack Uprising' | "We have decided to suspend the negotiation with the Transitional Military Council," Sudan's opposition Freedom and Change Alliance said in a statement during a press conference…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sudans-Opposition-Suspends-Peace-Talks-With-Military-Council-20190422-0003.html

IMF Hands $4.2 Billion in Loans for Ecuador for Julian Assange
Martin Armstrong | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
The evidence of political pressure on Ecuador is surfacing. The IMF Executive Board Approved US$4.2 Billion (435% of quota and SDR 3.035 billion). | Extended Fund Facility for Ecuador. The Executive Board agreed to this arrangement with strings attached. The Board's …
globalresearch.ca/imf-hands-4-2-billion-loans-ecuador-julian-assange/5675232

Cuba and the Politics of Culture in the U.S.: "The Invisible Hand of the Market"?
Arnold August | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Although this article was published in the original Spanish version last March, now that Julian Assange is in prison the analysis in this piece on "freedom of expression" is even more valid. | There is a wide-open debate/polemic in Cuba regarding …
globalresearch.ca/politics-culture-u-s-invisible-hand-market/5675177

Julian Assange as Neuroses
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with indeterminate sentences, he electrifies and concerns. The US political classes continue to simmer with an…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/julian-assange-as-neuroses/

Debunking the 'Assange is A Russian Agent' Smear
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-22
The narrative that Assange worked for or knowingly conspired with the Russian government is a hallucination of the demented Russia hysteria which has infected all corners of mainstream political discourse, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Not even the… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/22/debunking-the-assange-is-a-russian-agent-smear/

After ISIS, a Divided Iraq, Wounded and Grief-Stricken
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
The moment the 54-year-old walks up to the car, it is obvious something is terribly wrong. The way he drags his feet, then stamps them on the ground and marches forward like a toy soldier, head lowered; then the way he looks up at you from beneath dark brows, in both greeting and concern. Taamy Wahab Mohamed al-Yasaari should…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/after-isis-a-divided-iraq-wounded-and-grief-stricken/

US Ends Sanction Waivers for Countries Importing Iranian oil
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-22
U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to eliminate all waivers issued to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, the White House said on Monday, while vowing to ensure global oil market was well supplied. | RELATED: | John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil, Not Democracy | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to make an announcement on Monday detailing the decision. | "The United States, Saudi Arab…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Ends-Sanction-Waivers-for-Countries-Importing-Iranian-oil-20190422-0009.html

Yemen: The Triumph of Barbarism
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
President Donald Trump's recent veto of a bipartisan resolution to force an end to American military involvement in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen reminds me of some words by V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidadian author. In his book "A Bend in the River," Naipaul says,…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/yemen-the-triumph-of-barbarism/

Trump's Dangerous Game: New Blockade of Iran Could Skyrocket Oil Prices Across the World
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
The Trump administration is cracking down on trade partners that are still purchasing oil from Iran in an attempt to force regime change inside the Persian Gulf nation. | *** | The U.S. government is ending the program that has provided exemptions | …
globalresearch.ca/new-blockade-iran-skyrocket-oil-prices-world/5675228

China Unilaterally Rejects US Sanctions Against Iran
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-22
China consistently opposes unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday amid reports that Washington is expected to announce that buyers of Iranian oil must halt imports soon or face sanctions. | RELATED: | China Proposes Space Cooperation to International Partners | Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, speaking at a daily news briefing, said China's bilateral cooperation with Iran was in accordance with the law. | China is a major importer of Ir…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Unilaterally-Rejects-US-Sanctions-Against-Iran–20190422-0004.html

Air Force Deploys Stealth Fighters to the Middle East for the First Time
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Amid the threats of war with Iran, the U.S. Air Force has forward deployed Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jets to the Middle East, reported Air Force Times. | Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) announced last week that …
globalresearch.ca/air-force-deploys-stealth-fighters-middle-east/5675229

New US Blockade Of Iran Could Skyrocket Oil Prices This Summer
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-22
The U.S. government is ending the program that has provided exemptions to five large countries purchasing oil from Iran, the New York Times reported on Sunday. | RELATED: | YouTube Censors Iranian Press, HispanTV, Press TV Targeted | According to the New York Times report, the U.S. is canceling the exemptions to China, Japan, India, Turkey, and South Korea as they attempt to strengthen their blockade on Iranian goods. | The ultimate goal of this U.S. move is to force regime change…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trumps-Dangerous-Game-New-Blockade-of-Iran-Could-Skyrocket-Oil-Prices-Across-The-World-20190422-0001.html

Grocery Store Workers Take on Billion Dollar Multinational
Andy Piascik | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
At precisely 1: 00 Eastern time on the afternoon of April 11th, 31,000 workers at 253 Stop and Shop grocery stores throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts walked off their jobs. The strike came after several months of failed negotiations in which Stop and Shop refused to retract an onerous set of demands for the elimination…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/grocery-store-workers-take-on-billion-dollar-multinational/

What Your Amazon Prime Membership Really Costs
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-22
Amazon is a company that's drunk on profits and market share. | Last year, the online retail giant netted $11 billion in profits while paying $0 in taxes. The company controls nearly half of all online sales in the United States, and its Amazon Web Services division is the leader in providing cloud-based computing services, counting Netflix and the U.S. government among its major clients. | You'd think that with…
truthdig.com/articles/the-real-cost-of-your-amazon-prime-membership/

Kosovo's Conflict: A Devastating Precedent in International Relations
Radovan Spasic | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
During the last decade of 20th century, leading "analysts" of the New World Order were presenting the Kosovo's issue as a democratic matter rather than a historical and geopolitical dispute. It was perceived as a political case in which one …
globalresearch.ca/kosovos-conflict-precedent-international-relations/5675107

Ukraine Elections: Why "OU" Lost by a Landslide
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
With the landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelensky, who won 73 percent of the vote, the comedian will become the president of Ukraine. Understanding how this occurred becomes easy when people review US government documents published by Wikileaks about the …
globalresearch.ca/ukraine-why-ou-lost-landslide/5675201

Shadow Boxing for Empire: The Mueller Report
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Introduction | By the end of the Obama regime, the US had gone through seven wars and was in the process of losing five of them. Washington was facing global challenges to its dominant economic and political role from Russia and …
globalresearch.ca/mueller-report/5675181

Irresponsible Protections: Venezuela and Foreign Intervention
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
A stalemate of sorts has developed in Venezuela. The pretender, Juan Guaidó, as head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, continues as faux interim president, noisier than ever, but no more effectual than the time he declared his intentions to …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-foreign-intervention/5675175

Why I'm Glad Netanyahu Won
James J. Zogby | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
I'm glad Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection. Since I realize that saying this won't sit well with many folks, let me explain: | As the election developed, it became clear that Benny Gantz, the leader of the opposition "Blue and White" coalition, …
globalresearch.ca/why-im-glad-netanyahu-won/5675224

On the (Empire's) Waterfront
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
Remember the famous taxicab scene from the great film On the Waterfront? Ex boxer Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) telling his older brother Charlie (Rod Steiger), who is second in command to a crooked union boss, that he didn't look out …
globalresearch.ca/on-the-empires-waterfront/5675096

As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation's Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow?
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
In 1830, British colonial administrator Lord Metcalfe said India's villages were little republics that had nearly everything they could want for within themselves. India's ability to endure derived from these communities: | "Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down but the village community | …
globalresearch.ca/2019-indian-general-election-takes-place-farmers-knock-out-blow/5675172

Solidarity with Venezuela Now! Protect the Embassy
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is …
globalresearch.ca/solidarity-venezuela-protect-embassy/5675195

Sri Lanka Explosions: More than 200 Killed, Churches and Hotels Targeted
Countercurrents | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
More than 200 killed and at least 500 injured as eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka while Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations. | Media report said: | The blasts started at around 8: 45am local time at St. | …
globalresearch.ca/sri-lanka-explosions-200-killed-churches-hotels-targeted/5675207

The Making America Great Again (MAGA) Warmongers. America's Ongoing Wars in the Middle East
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
I have yet to see the MAGA cult turn on its hallowed leader, the leader of the "free world" (sic) who recently vetoed and left tire marks on a measure that would have put an end to US involvement in …
globalresearch.ca/maga-warmongers-vermin/5675190

Mueller Report Makes It Official: Trump a Morally Despicable Human Being
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2019-04-22
U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during an event recognizing the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride in the East Room of the White House, April 18, 2019, the same day the Department of Justice released special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian election interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1137877404.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/22/mueller-report-makes-it-official-trump-morally-despicable-human-being?cd-origin=rss

Mueller Time? Not for Now
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
The Mueller report does not exonerate Trump; it simply finds insufficient evidence of criminal conduct involved in Russian collusion. Mueller says he failed to find admissible or sufficient evidence proving criminal conduct beyond a reasonable doubt, that is, the standard of evidence involved in "making a traditional prosecutorial judgement". At the same time, while using…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/mueller-time-not-for-now/

Chernobyl's Deadly Effects Estimates Vary
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
April 26 marks the 33rd anniversary of the 1986 radiation disaster at Chernobyl reactor Number 4 in Ukraine, just north of Kiev the capital. It is still nearly impossible to get scientific consensus on the vast extent of the impacts. The explosions and two-week long fire at Chernobyl spewed around the world something between one…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/chernobyls-deadly-effects-estimates-vary/

Loose Bullets and Loose Cannons
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
The Huffington Post ("Substitute Teacher Fired After Bullets Fall Out Of Pockets In Pre-K Class," April 15, 2019) reported the story of the substitute pre-kindergarten teacher at an elementary school in Millbury, Massachusetts who had been fired because he dropped loose bullets from his pocket in class. That incident prompted a search of his home that found unsecured…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/loose-bullets-and-loose-cannons/

What the "White Irish Slaves" Meme Tells Us About Identity Politics
Kerron àì Luain | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
The latest bizarre twist in the "Irish Slaves" saga is that James Woods, the actor best known for his cameo as a Kwik-E-Mart employee in The Simpsons, has shared an historically inaccurate meme, the aim of which is to diminish the suffering of black slavery. Now, Woods' meme is flagrantly wrong in that it states…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/what-the-white-irish-slaves-meme-tells-us-about-identity-politics/

Dreaming in Miami
Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
After three months of threats and threats to a double stage — the State Department in Washington DC and a theater in Miami — the US Administration finally announced what it intends to do to intensify its economic war against Cuba. On the 17th, at the mid-morning in a brief ceremony, just a few minutes,…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/dreaming-in-miami/

Consuming Stuff: The Polluting World of Fashion
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
The interconnected environmental catastrophe is the result of a particular lifestyle; a materialistic way of life relentlessly promoted by mass media and governments throughout the industrialized world and beyond. Consuming stuff, most of which is unnecessary, is the key ingredient; excess is championed, sufficiency scoffed at. Far from addressing need, satisfying desire is the driving…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/consuming-stuff-the-polluting-world-of-fashion/

Health as a Human Right: No Migrants Need Apply
Seiji Yamada — Gregory G. Maskarinec | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
We don't seem to understand or we've neglected the specter of what is beneath and pushing all of these things to the surface: the specter of militarism and colonialism. And all the things that Hawaiians experienced through colonialism, we have that same experience — to the point right now where one of the islands in…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/health-as-a-human-right-no-migrants-need-apply/

The NYTs Tries to Rehabilitate Bloody Gina Haspel
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-22
There is no more authoritative newspaper in the country, perhaps the world, than the New York Times. But when the Times gets it wrong, it is often a real doozy. In the 1930s, the Times' man in Moscow, Walter Duranty, completely missed the Kremlin's forced famine in the Ukraine that led to the death of six to seven million Ukrainians and…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/22/the-nyts-tries-to-rehabilitate-bloody-gina-haspel/

US Warns Terrorists Still Planning Attacks in Sri Lanka
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-22
The U.S. State Department said in a revised travel advisory 'terrorist groups' were continuing to plot possible attacks in Sri Lanka after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded in blasts in churches and luxury hotels on Sunday. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka Mourns Horrific Attacks on Easter Sunday | "Terrorists may attack with little or no warning," it said in the revised warning, which was dated Sunday U.S. time. | It said possible targets included tourist locations, transportatio…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Warns-Terrorists-Still-Planning-Attacks-in-Sri-Lanka-20190422-0002.html

New Explosion Hits Sri Lankan Capital
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-22
An explosion went off on Monday (April 22) in a van near a church in Sri Lanka where scores were killed the previous day, when bomb squad officials were trying to defuse it, a Reuters witness said. | RELATED: | US Warns Terrorists Still Planning Attacks in Sri Lanka | "The van exploded when the bomb defusing unit of the STF (Special Task Force) and air force tried to diffuse the bomb," the witness said. | The explosion reportedly took place near the St. Anthony's Church in the capit…
telesurenglish.net/news/New-Explosion-Hits-Sri-Lankan-Capital-20190422-0008.html

Harmony Korine's Baffling Florida-Man Story
Erin Schwartz | thenation.com | 2019-04-22
Harmony Korine's Baffling Florida-Man Story…
thenation.com/article/beach-bum-harmony-korine-matthew-mcconaughey-review/

Nothing Wrong With Help From Russians, Trump Lawyer Says
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-22
Rudy Giuliani calls the Trump campaign's effort to get political help from representatives of the Russian government possibly ill-advised but not illegal.
truthdig.com/articles/nothing-wrong-with-help-from-russians-trump-lawyer-says/

It's Lenin's birthday, and here is what he had to say
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-22
To mark the April 22, 1870 birthday of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, Fight Back News Service is circulating the following excerpt from his 1918 book, The State and Revolution. | The "Withering Away" of the State, and Violent Revolution | Engels' words regarding the "withering away" of the state are so widely known, they are often quoted, and so clearly reveal the essence of the customary adaptation of Marxism to opportunism that we must deal with them in detail. We shall quote the whole argument from which they are taken. | "The proletariat seizes from state power and turns the means of production into st…
fightbacknews.org/2019/4/21/it-s-lenin-s-birthday-and-here-what-he-had-say

Amid Push for New Oil Sanctions, Pompeo Reportedly Jokes About Secret Coup Plot Against Iran
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-22
The Secretary of State reportedly said during a private meeting there are "no guarantees" the sanctions won't harm ordinary Iranians | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pompeo_5.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/04/22/amid-push-new-oil-sanctions-pompeo-reportedly-jokes-about-secret-coup-plot-against?cd-origin=rss

What the Mueller Report Doesn't Say
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2019-04-22
"When you read it, it's pretty devastating," said former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The New Yorker columnist Susan Glasse wrote "The Mueller Report Won't End Trump's Presidency, But It Sure Makes Him Look Bad… After reading the report, it was hard to recall the world of utter vindication and Presidential victimization that Attorney General Barr had painted earlier in the day."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/20/18822857.php

Germany's IT Security Act 2.0: Another step towards a police state
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-22
The German government's new legislation must be seen in connection with the arrest of Julian Assange and his imminent extradition to the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/germ-a22.html

Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide
Mathias Broeckers | indybay.org | 2019-04-22
CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Wikileaks embodies what a free press should be as the fourth branch – control power. This indispensable function as a democratic watchdog is the reason why press freedom is an essential asset of all constitutional states.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/22/18822899.php

Sri Lankan bomb survivors and local residents denounce terror attacks
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-22
"The aim of this attack could be to instigate communalism and turmoil. It must be totally condemned."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/intv-a22.html

Affordable Housing Means No on S.B.50
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-04-22
The famous writer, James Baldwin, is back, in our San Francisco mailboxes on a fabulous, urgently needed slick mailer denouncing the racist, anti-labor SB50 luxury housing bill promoted by Democrat State Senator of San Francisco, formerly the worst San Francisco Supervisor in memory, Scott Weiner.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/20/18822862.php

Landslide victory for Zelensky over Poroshenko in Ukrainian presidential election
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-22
The election results reflect the enormous hostility within the Ukrainian working class toward the right-wing nationalist policies of the Poroshenko regime.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/22/ukra-a22.html

Lula Summarizes Struggle for Democracy in Brazil, Rousseff Says
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-22
22 de abril de 2019, 08: 44Brasilia, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva Lula summarizes today the struggle for democracy in Brazil, where fighting and demanding his full release means to confront the neo-fascist military, judicial and media apparatus.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=41126&SEO=lula-summarizes-struggle-for-democracy-in-brazil-rousseff-says

2019-04-21: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Assange Was Put Through 'Hell' At Ecuadorean Embassy: Narvaez. telesurenglish.net The former Consul of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Fidel Narvaez, sat down for an interview with Sky News this past weekend to discuss Julian Assange's situation. | RELATED: | Moreno: Assange is an 'Informational Terrorist,' Russian Agent | Narvaez, who worked at the London Embassy for six of the seven years Assange was living there, accused the officials of puttin…

Staff (2019-04-21). Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History — Jay and Curry. therealnews.com The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump's regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling — former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman…

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Tripoli's Only Functioning Airport Reopens Amid Ongoing Battle. telesurenglish.net The only functioning airport in Tripoli has reopened after closing earlier today due to the ongoing battle for Libya's capital city, aviation authorities said via social media on Sunday. | RELATED: | Trump Offers Libya's Field Marshall Haftar US Support | The authorities announced that the Mitiga Airport, which was previously closed due to airstrikes, had resumed civilian flights. | A Reuters reporter and several residents said they saw an aircraft circling for more than 10 minutes ov…

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Cuban President Says Helms-Burton Act Will Hurt the US Economy. telesurenglish.net The President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, warned on Saturday about the effects on the U.S. economy that Title III of the Helms-Burton Act can have if implemented. | RELATED: | Cuban Workers' Congress Raises its Voice Amidst U.S. Blockade | In particular, the Cuban President pointed out the negative effects that the act would have on countries from the European Union (EU) and U.S. business partners in Washington. | "Many in the U.S. itself fear that the application of Title III…

teleSUR (2019-04-21). Powerful Blasts Hit Hotels, Churches in Sri Lanka on Easter. telesurenglish.net Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed 160 people and wounded more than 370, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka: President Loses 3 MPs as Former PM Sworn In Again | In just one church, St. Sebastian's in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo, more than 50 people had been killed, a police official told Reuters, with pictures showing bodies on…

Curt Wechsler (2019-04-21). What the Mueller Report Doesn't Say. indybay.org "When you read it, it's pretty devastating," said former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The New Yorker columnist Susan Glasse wrote "The Mueller Report Won't End Trump's Presidency, But It Sure Makes Him Look Bad… After reading the report, it was hard to recall the world of utter vindication and Presidential victimization that Attorney General Barr had painted earlier in the day."

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-04-21). Affordable Housing Means No on S.B.50. indybay.org The famous writer, James Baldwin, is back, in our San Francisco mailboxes on a fabulous, urgently needed slick mailer denouncing the racist, anti-labor SB50 luxury housing bill promoted by Democrat State Senator of San Francisco, formerly the worst San Francisco Supervisor in memory, Scott Weiner.

Peace Action of San Mateo County (2019-04-21). Screening of documentary film 'Seeing Through the Wall'. indybay.org Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo | 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94402…

teleSUR (2019-04-20). UK Among Worst In Europe For Press Freedom. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, a 'Reporters Without Borders' report published in The Independent ranked the U.K. 33rd for press freedom, behind South Africa and Latvia. It is one of the worst rankings for a European country with activists arguing that 'national security' is often used as a pretext to trample on the freedom of press. | RELATED: YouTube Censors Iranian Press, HispanTV, Press TV Targeted | There have been long running concerns about the concentration of media ownership in Britain. A 2015 <...

teleSUR (2019-04-20). Afghan Forces Battle Ministry Attackers After Kabul Explosion. telesurenglish.net Afghan officials have confirmed an explosion struck Kabul and a multi-story building which houses the country's communication ministry was the location of a gun battle Saturday. | RELATED: | Afghan Women Activists Wary of 'Superficial' Female Presence in Taliban Peace Talks | "The information that we have is four attackers have pl…

Staff (2019-04-20). Egypt Votes on Referendum Extending El-Sissi's Rule to 2030. truthdig.com CAIRO — Egyptians voted Saturday on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role — changes blasted by critics as another major step toward authoritarian rule. | The referendum came amid an unprecedented crackdown on dissent in recent years. El-Sissi's government has arrested thousands of people, most of them Islamists but also prominent secular activists, and rolled back freedoms won in a 2011 pro-democracy uprising. | Polls opened at 9 a.m. (0700 GMT). Voting will stretch over a period of three days to allow max…

Philip A Farruggio (2019-04-20). Easter 2019: Criminal Insanity and the Crucifixion of Truth. globalresearch.ca Interesting how on the week before Easter, around Palm Sunday to be exact, they came in and forcefully arrested Julian Assange. Some short time before that the US government once again arrested Chelsea Manning. She was told to ' fess …

United Nations (2019-04-20). Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali 'may constitute war crimes' Guterres warns, urging 'swift action'. un.org An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one 'blue helmet' from Egypt, and wounding four others, may constitute a war crime, the UN Chief said on Saturday, as senior UN officials condemned the blast.

Staff (2019-04-20). Canada is Warming at Twice the Rate of the Globe, Says New Report. therealnews.com Greenpeace Canada analyst hopes study serves as a wake-up call for Trudeau government, but says "You can't wake up a man who's only pretending to be asleep" on climate change…

Staff (2019-04-20). Climate Campaigners Stage One of France's Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience. truthout.org Parts of a major business district just outside of Paris city limits were shutdown Friday when more than 2,000 climate campaigners staged what organizers described as one of France's largest ever acts of civil disobedience. | Peaceful demonstrators descended on La Défense to protest government complicity and companies fueling the global climate crisis. | Carrying signs that condemned Emmanuel Macron as "president of polluters," the protesters blocked access to the buildings of three major businesses and the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition. | The direct action was organized by Action…

Romy Haber (2019-04-20). How Women Are Leading the Sudanese Revolution. commondreams.org Since December 2018, protests in Sudan that sparked over the tripled price of bread have turned into nationwide protests against the nearly three-decade rule regime of Omar Al Bashir.

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-20). Report on Mueller's Witch Hunt Exposes Russiagate Hoax. globalresearch.ca Summarized, redacted or in full doesn't matter. House, Senate and Mueller probes ended with a whimper, not a bang. They laid an egg, discovering nothing connected to the mandate of what was probed. | Russiagate has been and remains a colossal …

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-20). Police State Ecuador Under Lenin Moreno. globalresearch.ca Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and Moreno are world's apart. | Correa expelled the Pentagon from his country, shutting down its Manta airbase, the region's largest. Moreno invited what no country should tolerate on its territory to return. | Economist President Correa …

Eds. (2019-04-20). Duqu 2.0, lead actor on electric cyber-attacks against Venezuela. mronline.org A PLC is a programmable industrial computer to automate industrial processes. Its architecture has similarities to computers that are at the hands of anyone: power source, CPU (Central Processing Unit), communication modules and inputs / outputs. The control programming that is designed for these devices will be done according to the process or processes that […] | Source

Whitney Webb (2019-04-20). CIA Docs Shows UK, France and West Germany Wanted to Bring "Operation Condor" To Europe. globalresearch.ca A recently declassified CIA document has revealed that members of the intelligence agencies of France, the United Kingdom and West Germany discussed how to establish "an anti-subversive organization similar to [the CIA's Operation] Condor" in their own countries. Described by

Ken Stone (2019-04-20). US Involvement in the War against Yemen: Trump's Veto. globalresearch.ca According to Canadian analyst Ken Stone, member of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War the power of the US Congress has been "effectively diminished" as it failed to override President Trump's veto of a bipartisan bill to end US …

Will Bunch (2019-04-20). Trump Thought Mueller Would Be 'the End of My Presidency.' It Should Be. commondreams.org Buried on Page 290 of the long-awaited Mueller report into Russia's 2016 election interference and questions of collusion and cover-up surrounding President Donald Trump was one of those rare peeks behind the curtain of our insane presidency — exactly why the 440-page report was so highly anticipated for so long.

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-20). Russia-China-Pakistan Economic and Strategic Relations: Russia's Ambassador To China Strongly Hinted At Moscow's Interest In N-CPEC. globalresearch.ca The Russian Ambassador to China's latest statement of intent to pursue the integration of Beijing's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) with the Moscow-led economic and security structures in Central Asia strongly hints at the Eurasian Great Power's interest in N-CPEC+ …

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-20). Russia warns Bolton: "Monroe Doctrine" Remarks are Insulting to Latin America. dissidentvoice.org What is the 'Monroe Doctrine'? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a 'backyard' of the United States. It 'philosophically' justifies Washington's neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America. And …

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-20). Russia Warns Bolton: 'Monroe Doctrine' Remarks Are Insulting to Latin America. globalresearch.ca What is the 'Monroe Doctrine'? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a 'backyard' of the United States. It 'philosophically' justifies Washington's neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well …

Arabi Souri (2019-04-20). President Assad Receives Russia's Special Envoy to Syria. globalresearch.ca Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received today in Damascus Mr. Alexander Lavrentiev and accompanying delegation which included Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. | Mr. Lavrentiev is an active Russian career diplomat with more focus on Astana talks between the Syrian state …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-20). THAAD Missiles to Romania: NATO's Belligerence In The Black Sea Is A Bad Sign Of Things To Come. globalresearch.ca The deployment of THAAD missiles to Romania and increased naval activity in the Black Sea show that NATO intends to continue its militarization of this strategic space at the expense of Russia's security. | The Black Sea became a global flashpoint …

teleSUR (2019-04-20). Ukraine: Bid to Annul Presidential Candidacy of Zelenskiy Fails. telesurenglish.net A Ukrainian lawyer tried unsuccessfully Saturday to annul the candidacy of comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy, called the "Ukrainian Donald Trump," for the presidential elections, a few hours after the second round of voting in which the actor became the favorite against current President Petro Poroshenko. | RELATED | Ukrainian President has One-Man Debate as Opponent is a No-Show | The sixth administrative appeals court of Kiev reviewed the lawyer, Andrei Jilko's complaint at a hear…

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-04-20). The "Deal of the Century": The Palestinian Cause Is behind Iran and Hezbollah's Success. globalresearch.ca Israel is not preparing a military adventure against Gaza, Syria, Hezbollah or Iran because it is in fact already attaining its objectives both internationally and domestically. | Its military apparatus regularly hits targets in Syria with a calculated risk of retaliation …

Rostam Pourzal (2019-04-20). What Venezuela's Tragic Predicament Teaches Iran. globalresearch.ca Analysts, including commentators sympathetic to Chavismo, are understandably offering a mix of explanations for Venezuela's tragic and worsening predicament this year. With a debate as urgent as this, it is tempting to contrast the US success in crushing the Latin …

teleSUR (2019-04-20). Brazil Celebrates 'Indigenous People's Day' in Bolsonaro Era. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Indigenous say the media "cannot forget" President Jair Bolsonaro's policy measures meant to attack native peoples throughout the country. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Meets Indigenous to Defend Mining in Amazon | "On April 19, Indigenous People's Day is celebrated within the context of Jair Bolsonaro's far-right government that has criminalized leaders, s…

Peter Koenig (2019-04-20). Venezuela: Still on the Brink? dissidentvoice.org The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don't think so. It's more like a regrouping after a first defeat. Well, it's a multiple defeat if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002. However, …

teleSUR (2019-04-20). Trump Offers Libya's Field Marshall Haftar US Support. telesurenglish.net On Monday April 15, United States President Donald Trump spoke by telephone with Khalifa Haftar, the miltary leader who is currently leading an ongoing military assault on Tripoli on the subject of a transition to a democratic system in Libya, the White House disclosed Friday. | RELATED: | Haftar's Attack on Tripoli Leaves 180 Dead, 800 Injured | Presiden…

Staff (2019-04-20). Police: 'New Breed' of Terrorists in Northern Ireland. truthdig.com A young journalist is killed in the city of Londonderry during riots that likely had the support of the dissident group The New IRA.

teleSUR (2019-04-20). Sudanese Military Finds $7M in Cash in Bashir's Home. telesurenglish.net Sudan's top state prosecutors have ordered an investigation of deposed President Omar al Bashir for money laundering and possession of large amounts of foreign currency after authorities found well over 6 million euros stashed away in his home. | RELATED: | African Union Presses Sudan's Army to Transfer Power in 15 Days | If convicted, Bashir, who was removed from office in a military coup April 11, faces up to 10 years of prison, according to EFE. | Sudanese Army and Intellig…

Zero Hedge (2019-04-20). Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For "Securing Libya's Oil Resources" Amid Tripoli Fighting. globalresearch.ca In a sharp reversal of longstanding US policy which recognizes only the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli as the legitimate authority over Libya, the White House on Friday said President Trump spoke by phone this week to …

Jim Miles (2019-04-20). Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau Congratulates Netanyahu: There Will Never Be Two States. globalresearch.ca On April 12 Canada's PM Justin Trudeau released a statement congratulating Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on his fifth electoral victory. Two statements stood out for their misleading role in creating a contrived narrative. | The first statement concerns democracy, "During the conversation, …

Tortilla Con Sal (2019-04-20). Live from Nicaragua : Uprising or Coup? globalresearch.ca In 2018, Nicaragua suffered its worst political violence and upheaval since the end of the US backed Contra war of the 1980s. Extremely polarized controversy persists about what caused last year's conflict, how it developed and what it means for …

Howie Hawkins (2019-04-20). Earth Day, Planetary Boundaries, and the Green New Deal. globalresearch.ca As we celebrate Earth Day in 2019, we need to recognize that more than climate change threatens our environment and our very existence. We have passed or are approaching several Planetary Boundaries outside of which human society may not survive….

Michael Welch (2019-04-20). Climate Disruption: "The End of Ice" and Other Threats to the Planet. globalresearch.ca Repeat broadcast originally airing January 11, 2019. — [MAW] | "We're not going to stop this train wreck. We are not even trying to slow down the production of CO2, and there is already enough CO2 in the atmosphere. We …

Philip Weiss (2019-04-20). Mueller Report Says 'Multiple Members' of Trump Transition Approached Foreign Officials to Stop UN Resolution against Israeli Settlements. globalresearch.ca The Mueller Report was released today, and one section reveals that "multiple members" of the Trump transition team, led by Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law, "communicated with foreign government officials" in an effort to undermine the Obama White House's decision …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-20). The US Should Get Ready for King Mohammed bin Salman. consortiumnews.com Riyadh finds it outrageous that American lawmakers are trying to meddle in Saudi Arabia's succession, writes Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News Since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2,… Read more →

teleSUR (2019-04-20). Bolivian Migrants In Argentina Endorse Evo Morales. telesurenglish.net The Bolivian expat community in Argentina is expected to endorse Evo Morales' leftist Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) ahead of the country's elections on October 20. | RELATED: | EU Lawmakers Praise Evo Morales On Economy And Equality | President Evo Morales is expected to greet a rally of supporters in La Matanza, Argentina, Sunday after a state visit in Buenos Aires. 5,000 of Argentina's Bolivian expat community are expected to attend the ceremony. The rally is being organized by t…

ACLU (2019-04-20). Marijuana Legalization is a Racial Justice Issue. aclu.org When it comes to legalizing weed, economic justice for communities of color must be our guiding principle. | Marijuana has been a key driver of mass criminalization in this country and hundreds of thousands of people, the majority of whom are Black or Latinx, have their lives impacted by a marijuana arrest each year. But the tide is turning a…

Evan Jones (2019-04-20). The Coalition of the US Justice Department and GE against Alstom. dissidentvoice.org France doesn't know it, but we are at war with the US. … Yes, the Americans are hard-nosed, they are voracious, they want unilateral global dominance. It is an unknown war, an ongoing war, with no apparent deaths and yet a war to the death. — Franàßois Mitterand A Frenchman called Frédéric Pierucci, with co-author …

teleSUR (2019-04-20). US: Maine to Rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day. telesurenglish.net Senators and House representatives in Maine have passed a bill to change the increasingly unpopular Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day, in the state, and have also forwarded the legislation to the governor's desk. | RELATED: | Japanese Gov't Enacts Law To Preserve Indigenous Ainu Culture | Eight states have already passed similar legisl…

WSWS (2019-04-20). The Mueller report and the campaign against Russia. wsws.org An editorial in the New York Times makes clear that the central purpose of the Democrats' campaign against Trump has been to demand more aggressive action against Russia.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-20). Former ISIS Commanders Rehabilitated as Traffic Cops in Syria Under US Watch. theantimedia.com (MPN) — Locals of Ein Issa, a Syrian town just north of the city of Raqqa are reportedly fed up with former ISIS members and commanders who have been rehabilitated by U.S. proxy forces as traffic cops. "Reliable sources" told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) that former Daesh militants have been converted into "security members" …

Natasha Lennard (2019-04-20). Why Philly's Reformist Prosecutor Finally Supports Letting Mumia Abu-Jamal's Appeal Go Forward. theintercept.com Activists were angry when Philly DA Larry Krasner initially objected to Mumia Abu-Jamal's path to a new appeal, but Krasner changed course last week.

RT (2019-04-20). Whitewashing slavery? Ancestry forced to pull ad with interracial couple after social media backlash. rt.com Genealogy site Ancestry.com has apologized and removed an ad featuring a pre-Civil War interracial couple after critics slammed the spot, claiming it whitewashed the widespread sexual exploitation of slave women.

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Assange Was Put Through 'Hell' At Ecuadorean Embassy: Narvaez
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-21
The former Consul of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Fidel Narvaez, sat down for an interview with Sky News this past weekend to discuss Julian Assange's situation. | RELATED: | Moreno: Assange is an 'Informational Terrorist,' Russian Agent | Narvaez, who worked at the London Embassy for six of the seven years Assange was living there, accused the officials of puttin…
telesurenglish.net/news/Assange-Was-Put-Through-Hell-At-Ecuadorean-Embassy-Narvaez-20190421-0003.html

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History — Jay and Curry
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-21
The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump's regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling — former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman…
therealnews.com/stories/mueller-and-a-dangerous-moment-in-human-history-jay-and-curry

Tripoli's Only Functioning Airport Reopens Amid Ongoing Battle
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-21
The only functioning airport in Tripoli has reopened after closing earlier today due to the ongoing battle for Libya's capital city, aviation authorities said via social media on Sunday. | RELATED: | Trump Offers Libya's Field Marshall Haftar US Support | The authorities announced that the Mitiga Airport, which was previously closed due to airstrikes, had resumed civilian flights. | A Reuters reporter and several residents said they saw an aircraft circling for more than 10 minutes ov…
telesurenglish.net/news/Tripolis-Only-Functioning-Airport-Reopens-Amid-Ongoing-Battle-20190421-0005.html

Powerful Blasts Hit Hotels, Churches in Sri Lanka on Easter
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-21
Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed 160 people and wounded more than 370, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka: President Loses 3 MPs as Former PM Sworn In Again | In just one church, St. Sebastian's in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo, more than 50 people had been killed, a police official told Reuters, with pictures showing bodies on…
telesurenglish.net/news/Powerful-Blasts-Hit-Hotels-Churches-in-Sri-Lanka-on-Easter-20190421-0002.html

Cuban President Says Helms-Burton Act Will Hurt the US Economy
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-21
The President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, warned on Saturday about the effects on the U.S. economy that Title III of the Helms-Burton Act can have if implemented. | RELATED: | Cuban Workers' Congress Raises its Voice Amidst U.S. Blockade | In particular, the Cuban President pointed out the negative effects that the act would have on countries from the European Union (EU) and U.S. business partners in Washington. | "Many in the U.S. itself fear that the application of Title III…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuban-President-Says-Helms-Burton-Act-Will-Hurt-the-US-Economy-20190421-0007.html

Screening of documentary film 'Seeing Through the Wall'
Peace Action of San Mateo County | indybay.org | 2019-04-21
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo | 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94402…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/20/18822846.php

What the Mueller Report Doesn't Say
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2019-04-21
"When you read it, it's pretty devastating," said former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The New Yorker columnist Susan Glasse wrote "The Mueller Report Won't End Trump's Presidency, But It Sure Makes Him Look Bad… After reading the report, it was hard to recall the world of utter vindication and Presidential victimization that Attorney General Barr had painted earlier in the day."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/20/18822857.php

Affordable Housing Means No on S.B.50
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-04-21
The famous writer, James Baldwin, is back, in our San Francisco mailboxes on a fabulous, urgently needed slick mailer denouncing the racist, anti-labor SB50 luxury housing bill promoted by Democrat State Senator of San Francisco, formerly the worst San Francisco Supervisor in memory, Scott Weiner.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/20/18822862.php

UK Among Worst In Europe For Press Freedom
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-20
On Saturday, a 'Reporters Without Borders' report published in The Independent ranked the U.K. 33rd for press freedom, behind South Africa and Latvia. It is one of the worst rankings for a European country with activists arguing that 'national security' is often used as a pretext to trample on the freedom of press. | RELATED: YouTube Censors Iranian Press, HispanTV, Press TV Targeted | There have been long running concerns about the concentration of media ownership in Britain. A 2015
telesurenglish.net/news/UK-Among-Worst-In-Europe-For-Press-Freedom–20190420-0017.html

Afghan Forces Battle Ministry Attackers After Kabul Explosion
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-20
Afghan officials have confirmed an explosion struck Kabul and a multi-story building which houses the country's communication ministry was the location of a gun battle Saturday. | RELATED: | Afghan Women Activists Wary of 'Superficial' Female Presence in Taliban Peace Talks | "The information that we have is four attackers have pl…
telesurenglish.net/news/Afghan-Forces-Battle-Ministry-Attackers-After-Kabul-Explosion-20190420-0007.html

Egypt Votes on Referendum Extending El-Sissi's Rule to 2030
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-20
CAIRO — Egyptians voted Saturday on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role — changes blasted by critics as another major step toward authoritarian rule. | The referendum came amid an unprecedented crackdown on dissent in recent years. El-Sissi's government has arrested thousands of people, most of them Islamists but also prominent secular activists, and rolled back freedoms won in a 2011 pro-democracy uprising. | Polls opened at 9 a.m. (0700 GMT). Voting will stretch over a period of three days to allow max…
truthdig.com/articles/egypt-votes-on-referendum-extending-el-sissis-rule-to-2030/

Easter 2019: Criminal Insanity and the Crucifixion of Truth
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Interesting how on the week before Easter, around Palm Sunday to be exact, they came in and forcefully arrested Julian Assange. Some short time before that the US government once again arrested Chelsea Manning. She was told to ' fess …
globalresearch.ca/easter-2019-criminal-insanity-and-the-crucifixion-of-truth/5675054

Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali 'may constitute war crimes' Guterres warns, urging 'swift action'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-20
An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one 'blue helmet' from Egypt, and wounding four others, may constitute a war crime, the UN Chief said on Saturday, as senior UN officials condemned the blast.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1037031

Climate Campaigners Stage One of France's Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-20
Parts of a major business district just outside of Paris city limits were shutdown Friday when more than 2,000 climate campaigners staged what organizers described as one of France's largest ever acts of civil disobedience. | Peaceful demonstrators descended on La Défense to protest government complicity and companies fueling the global climate crisis. | Carrying signs that condemned Emmanuel Macron as "president of polluters," the protesters blocked access to the buildings of three major businesses and the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition. | The direct action was organized by Action…
truthout.org/articles/climate-campaigners-stage-one-of-frances-largest-acts-of-civil-disobedience/

Canada is Warming at Twice the Rate of the Globe, Says New Report
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-20
Greenpeace Canada analyst hopes study serves as a wake-up call for Trudeau government, but says "You can't wake up a man who's only pretending to be asleep" on climate change…
therealnews.com/stories/canada-is-warming-at-twice-the-rate-of-the-globe-says-new-report

How Women Are Leading the Sudanese Revolution
Romy Haber | commondreams.org | 2019-04-20
Since December 2018, protests in Sudan that sparked over the tripled price of bread have turned into nationwide protests against the nearly three-decade rule regime of Omar Al Bashir.
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/20/how-women-are-leading-sudanese-revolution?cd-origin=rss

Report on Mueller's Witch Hunt Exposes Russiagate Hoax
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Summarized, redacted or in full doesn't matter. House, Senate and Mueller probes ended with a whimper, not a bang. They laid an egg, discovering nothing connected to the mandate of what was probed. | Russiagate has been and remains a colossal …
globalresearch.ca/report-on-muellers-witch-hunt-exposes-russiagate-hoax/5674953

Police State Ecuador Under Lenin Moreno
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and Moreno are world's apart. | Correa expelled the Pentagon from his country, shutting down its Manta airbase, the region's largest. Moreno invited what no country should tolerate on its territory to return. | Economist President Correa …
globalresearch.ca/police-state-ecuador-under-lenin-moreno/5675057

CIA Docs Shows UK, France and West Germany Wanted to Bring "Operation Condor" To Europe
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
A recently declassified CIA document has revealed that members of the intelligence agencies of France, the United Kingdom and West Germany discussed how to establish "an anti-subversive organization similar to [the CIA's Operation] Condor" in their own countries. Described by…
globalresearch.ca/cia-docs-shows-uk-france-and-west-germany-wanted-to-bring-operation-condor-to-europe/5675011

US Involvement in the War against Yemen: Trump's Veto
Ken Stone | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
According to Canadian analyst Ken Stone, member of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War the power of the US Congress has been "effectively diminished" as it failed to override President Trump's veto of a bipartisan bill to end US …
globalresearch.ca/us-involvement-in-the-war-against-yemen-trumps-veto/5675046

Russia Warns Bolton: 'Monroe Doctrine' Remarks Are Insulting to Latin America
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
What is the 'Monroe Doctrine'? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a 'backyard' of the United States. It 'philosophically' justifies Washington's neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well …
globalresearch.ca/russia-warns-bolton-monroe-doctrine-remarks-are-insulting-to-latin-america/5675052

Russia warns Bolton: "Monroe Doctrine" Remarks are Insulting to Latin America
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-20
What is the 'Monroe Doctrine'? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a 'backyard' of the United States. It 'philosophically' justifies Washington's neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America. And …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/russia-warns-bolton-monroe-doctrine-remarks-are-insulting-to-latin-america/

Trump Thought Mueller Would Be 'the End of My Presidency.' It Should Be
Will Bunch | commondreams.org | 2019-04-20
Buried on Page 290 of the long-awaited Mueller report into Russia's 2016 election interference and questions of collusion and cover-up surrounding President Donald Trump was one of those rare peeks behind the curtain of our insane presidency — exactly why the 440-page report was so highly anticipated for so long.
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President Assad Receives Russia's Special Envoy to Syria
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received today in Damascus Mr. Alexander Lavrentiev and accompanying delegation which included Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. | Mr. Lavrentiev is an active Russian career diplomat with more focus on Astana talks between the Syrian state …
globalresearch.ca/president-assad-receives-russias-special-envoy-to-syria/5675068

Russia-China-Pakistan Economic and Strategic Relations: Russia's Ambassador To China Strongly Hinted At Moscow's Interest In N-CPEC
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
The Russian Ambassador to China's latest statement of intent to pursue the integration of Beijing's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) with the Moscow-led economic and security structures in Central Asia strongly hints at the Eurasian Great Power's interest in N-CPEC+ …
globalresearch.ca/russia-china-pakistan-economic-and-strategic-relations-russias-ambassador-to-china-strongly-hinted-at-moscows-interest-in-n-cpec/5675063

THAAD Missiles to Romania: NATO's Belligerence In The Black Sea Is A Bad Sign Of Things To Come
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
The deployment of THAAD missiles to Romania and increased naval activity in the Black Sea show that NATO intends to continue its militarization of this strategic space at the expense of Russia's security. | The Black Sea became a global flashpoint …
globalresearch.ca/thaad-missiles-to-romania-natos-belligerence-in-the-black-sea-is-a-bad-sign-of-things-to-come/5675019

Ukraine: Bid to Annul Presidential Candidacy of Zelenskiy Fails
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-20
A Ukrainian lawyer tried unsuccessfully Saturday to annul the candidacy of comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy, called the "Ukrainian Donald Trump," for the presidential elections, a few hours after the second round of voting in which the actor became the favorite against current President Petro Poroshenko. | RELATED | Ukrainian President has One-Man Debate as Opponent is a No-Show | The sixth administrative appeals court of Kiev reviewed the lawyer, Andrei Jilko's complaint at a hear…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ukraine-Bid-to-Annul-Presidential-Candidacy-of-Zelenskiy-Fails-20190420-0022.html

The "Deal of the Century": The Palestinian Cause Is behind Iran and Hezbollah's Success
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Israel is not preparing a military adventure against Gaza, Syria, Hezbollah or Iran because it is in fact already attaining its objectives both internationally and domestically. | Its military apparatus regularly hits targets in Syria with a calculated risk of retaliation …
globalresearch.ca/the-deal-of-the-century-the-palestinian-cause-is-behind-iran-and-hezbollahs-success/5675014

What Venezuela's Tragic Predicament Teaches Iran
Rostam Pourzal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Analysts, including commentators sympathetic to Chavismo, are understandably offering a mix of explanations for Venezuela's tragic and worsening predicament this year. With a debate as urgent as this, it is tempting to contrast the US success in crushing the Latin …
globalresearch.ca/what-venezuelas-tragic-predicament-teaches-iran/5675006

Brazil Celebrates 'Indigenous People's Day' in Bolsonaro Era
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-20
Brazil's Indigenous say the media "cannot forget" President Jair Bolsonaro's policy measures meant to attack native peoples throughout the country. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Meets Indigenous to Defend Mining in Amazon | "On April 19, Indigenous People's Day is celebrated within the context of Jair Bolsonaro's far-right government that has criminalized leaders, s…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Celebrates-Indigenous-Peoples-Day-in-Bolsonaro-Era-20190420-0011.html

Duqu 2.0, lead actor on electric cyber-attacks against Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-20
A PLC is a programmable industrial computer to automate industrial processes. Its architecture has similarities to computers that are at the hands of anyone: power source, CPU (Central Processing Unit), communication modules and inputs / outputs. The control programming that is designed for these devices will be done according to the process or processes that […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/20/duqu-2-0-lead-actor-on-electric-cyber-attacks-against-venezuela/

Venezuela: Still on the Brink?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-20
The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don't think so. It's more like a regrouping after a first defeat. Well, it's a multiple defeat if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002. However, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/venezuela-still-on-the-brink/

Police: 'New Breed' of Terrorists in Northern Ireland
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-20
A young journalist is killed in the city of Londonderry during riots that likely had the support of the dissident group The New IRA.
truthdig.com/articles/police-new-breed-of-terrorists-in-northern-ireland/

Sudanese Military Finds $7M in Cash in Bashir's Home
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-20
Sudan's top state prosecutors have ordered an investigation of deposed President Omar al Bashir for money laundering and possession of large amounts of foreign currency after authorities found well over 6 million euros stashed away in his home. | RELATED: | African Union Presses Sudan's Army to Transfer Power in 15 Days | If convicted, Bashir, who was removed from office in a military coup April 11, faces up to 10 years of prison, according to EFE. | Sudanese Army and Intellig…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sudanese-Military-Finds-7M-in-Cash-in-Bashirs-Home–20190420-0010.html

Trump Offers Libya's Field Marshall Haftar US Support
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-20
On Monday April 15, United States President Donald Trump spoke by telephone with Khalifa Haftar, the miltary leader who is currently leading an ongoing military assault on Tripoli on the subject of a transition to a democratic system in Libya, the White House disclosed Friday. | RELATED: | Haftar's Attack on Tripoli Leaves 180 Dead, 800 Injured | Presiden…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Offers-Libyas-Field-Marshall-Haftar-US-Support–20190420-0014.html

Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For "Securing Libya's Oil Resources" Amid Tripoli Fighting
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
In a sharp reversal of longstanding US policy which recognizes only the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli as the legitimate authority over Libya, the White House on Friday said President Trump spoke by phone this week to …
globalresearch.ca/trump-thanks-gen-haftar-for-securing-libyas-oil-resources-amid-tripoli-fighting/5675028

Climate Disruption: "The End of Ice" and Other Threats to the Planet
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Repeat broadcast originally airing January 11, 2019. — [MAW] | "We're not going to stop this train wreck. We are not even trying to slow down the production of CO2, and there is already enough CO2 in the atmosphere. We …
globalresearch.ca/climate-disruption-the-end-of-ice-and-other-threats-to-the-planet-2/5675074

Mueller Report Says 'Multiple Members' of Trump Transition Approached Foreign Officials to Stop UN Resolution against Israeli Settlements
Philip Weiss | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
The Mueller Report was released today, and one section reveals that "multiple members" of the Trump transition team, led by Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law, "communicated with foreign government officials" in an effort to undermine the Obama White House's decision …
globalresearch.ca/mueller-report-says-multiple-members-of-trump-transition-approached-foreign-officials-to-stop-un-resolution-against-israeli-settlements/5675031

Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau Congratulates Netanyahu: There Will Never Be Two States
Jim Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
On April 12 Canada's PM Justin Trudeau released a statement congratulating Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on his fifth electoral victory. Two statements stood out for their misleading role in creating a contrived narrative. | The first statement concerns democracy, "During the conversation, …
globalresearch.ca/canadas-prime-minister-trudeau-congratulates-netanyahu-there-will-never-be-two-states/5675003

Earth Day, Planetary Boundaries, and the Green New Deal
Howie Hawkins | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
As we celebrate Earth Day in 2019, we need to recognize that more than climate change threatens our environment and our very existence. We have passed or are approaching several Planetary Boundaries outside of which human society may not survive….
globalresearch.ca/earth-day-planetary-boundaries-and-the-green-new-deal/5675024

Live from Nicaragua : Uprising or Coup?
Tortilla Con Sal | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
In 2018, Nicaragua suffered its worst political violence and upheaval since the end of the US backed Contra war of the 1980s. Extremely polarized controversy persists about what caused last year's conflict, how it developed and what it means for …
globalresearch.ca/live-from-nicaragua-uprising-or-coup/5675008

The US Should Get Ready for King Mohammed bin Salman
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-20
Riyadh finds it outrageous that American lawmakers are trying to meddle in Saudi Arabia's succession, writes Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News Since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2,… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/20/the-us-should-get-ready-for-king-mohammed-bin-salman/

The Coalition of the US Justice Department and GE against Alstom
Evan Jones | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-20
France doesn't know it, but we are at war with the US. … Yes, the Americans are hard-nosed, they are voracious, they want unilateral global dominance. It is an unknown war, an ongoing war, with no apparent deaths and yet a war to the death. — Franàßois Mitterand A Frenchman called Frédéric Pierucci, with co-author …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/the-coalition-of-the-us-justice-department-and-ge-against-alstom/

Bolivian Migrants In Argentina Endorse Evo Morales
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-20
The Bolivian expat community in Argentina is expected to endorse Evo Morales' leftist Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) ahead of the country's elections on October 20. | RELATED: | EU Lawmakers Praise Evo Morales On Economy And Equality | President Evo Morales is expected to greet a rally of supporters in La Matanza, Argentina, Sunday after a state visit in Buenos Aires. 5,000 of Argentina's Bolivian expat community are expected to attend the ceremony. The rally is being organized by t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivian-Migrants-In-Argentina-Endorse-Evo-Morales-20190420-0021.html

US: Maine to Rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-20
Senators and House representatives in Maine have passed a bill to change the increasingly unpopular Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day, in the state, and have also forwarded the legislation to the governor's desk. | RELATED: | Japanese Gov't Enacts Law To Preserve Indigenous Ainu Culture | Eight states have already passed similar legisl…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Maine-to-Rename-Columbus-Day-to-Indigenous-Peoples-Day-20190420-0006.html

Former ISIS Commanders Rehabilitated as Traffic Cops in Syria Under US Watch
Alexander Rubinstein | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-20
(MPN) — Locals of Ein Issa, a Syrian town just north of the city of Raqqa are reportedly fed up with former ISIS members and commanders who have been rehabilitated by U.S. proxy forces as traffic cops. "Reliable sources" told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) that former Daesh militants have been converted into "security members" …

Former ISIS Commanders Rehabilitated as Traffic Cops in Syria Under US Watch

Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For "Securing Libya's Oil Resources" Amid Tripoli Fighting
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-20
(ZH) — In a sharp reversal of longstanding US policy which recognizes only the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli as the legitimate authority over Libya, the White House on Friday said President Trump spoke by phone this week to Benghazi based commander Kalifa Haftar, pledging support to the general and his Libyan National Army (LNA) as it lays …

Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For "Securing Libya’s Oil Resources" Amid Tripoli Fighting

On WikiLeaks, Mueller Ignored Findings of Former US Intelligence Officials
Kevin Gosztola | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-20
(SP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on an investigation into alleged Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election does not confirm, without a doubt, that Russian intelligence agents or individuals tied to Russian intelligence agencies passed on emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign to WikiLeaks. Mueller's team highlighted statements from WikiLeaks on Twitter about former …

On WikiLeaks, Mueller Ignored Findings of Former US Intelligence Officials

Why Philly's Reformist Prosecutor Finally Supports Letting Mumia Abu-Jamal's Appeal Go Forward
Natasha Lennard | theintercept.com | 2019-04-20
Activists were angry when Philly DA Larry Krasner initially objected to Mumia Abu-Jamal's path to a new appeal, but Krasner changed course last week.
theintercept.com/2019/04/20/mumia-abu-jamal-larry-krasner/

David North speaks on the threat of fascism
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
North, the Chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, urged a meeting of students and workers at Wayne State University to build the Socialist Equality Party in order to fight against the threat of fascism and war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/20/vide-a20.html