2019-02-28: Social Media Postees

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Video: Russia's Kalashnikov Kamikaze Drone 'KUB-BLA' Already Battle-tested in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-28
A Russian defense contractor, Kalashnikov Concern, named after one of the most famous small-arms designers of all time, is now producing kamikaze drones designed to destroy remote ground targets. | The "high-precision unmanned aerial system" KUB-BLA was for the first time …
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Video: Michael Cohen Testimony on Hush Money, Fraud and Trump's Skyscraper Project in Moscow
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-28
While US President Donald Trump is in the Vietnamese capital for a second summit with the north Korean leader, his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen testified before US congress. | Michael Cohen offered explanations mainly regarding three cases, the WikiLeaks-hacked Democratic …
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Trump wall protest in Boyle Heights
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-28
Los Angeles, CA — The evening of February 22, a group of fiery protestors gathered at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, protesting Trump's deceleration of a National Emergency for his wall. The Boyle Heights action was organized by Centro CSO and was one of the protests in response to a call to action made by the Legalization for All Network. | On the campaign trail, candidate Trump said that Mexico would pay for his wall. President Trump could not get funding for his wall on the U.S.-Mexico border even when his Republican Party controlled the House, the Senate and the White House. Then he shut down parts of…
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Pakistan To Release Captured Indian Pilot Friday
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-28
Pakistani officials said Thursday that they will release captured Indian pilot wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman Friday amidst escalating tensions between the two South Asian countries. | RELATED: | India, Pakistan Citizens #SayNoToWar Amid Renewed Escalations | "We have an Indian pilot. As a peace gesture we will release him tomorrow," Pakistan's Prime…
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Russia, Japan and the USA: The Unfinished Business of War
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-28
As the USA and North Korea meet in Vietnam to discuss the possibility of a peace treaty between the two after decades of hostility against North Korea from the USA, the governments of Russia and Japan are engaged in talks …
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International Peoples' Assembly gives clarion call for solidarity with Venezuela
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-28
500 participants from 87 countries and 181 people's movements and organizations participated in the International Peoples' Assembly in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and Against Imperialism from February 24-27 in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. On the final day, the Assembly gave a call for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade to be observed on March 16. | The four days of activities included panel discussions on the current imperialist offensive and the attacks on Venezuela, regional working group discussions which sought to propose an age…
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Child Soldiers Surrender Arms in DR Congo, Sent to UNICEF
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-28
The unanticipated victory of President Felix Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's December elections has eased the conflict between government forces and tribal militias and raised hopes that the severe war is approaching its end. | RELATED: | Child Soldiers Rampant in Africa as NGO Denounces The Unrest | Twelve-year-old child soldier Mado expresses relief and states that "for me, the war is now over." She was a "Yamama", a young girl convinced to join the militia…
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Running the Democratic Primary through 'Trump Country' Is the Road to Defeat
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-02-28
Running the Democratic Primary through 'Trump Country' Is the Road to Defeat…
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Time For Socialist History Month?
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-28
It's that time of year again–when we're encouraged to celebrate Black history, and soon it will be Women's History Month–the time when people like me ask, "What about the rest of the year?" This season, Black History Month coincides with the start of the presidential primary campaigns. On the Democratic side, we're already seeing journalists…
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Congress's Cowardly "Emergency" Rebuke
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-28
By the time you read this column, the US House of Representatives will almost certainly have passed the following Joint Resolution:…
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Trump and Freedom of Speech
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-28
US President Donald Trump, a man never shy of lecturing politicians around the world on human rights and freedom of speech, has once again found himself at the center of a media scandal. He has recently launched an all-out campaign to destroy Ilhan Omar, the first congresswoman in America to wear the hijab. Despite being …
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The Battle Agains the Racist in Chief Wages On
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-28
Many dared hope, after the 2008 election of Barack Obama, that the United States could someday enter a "post-racial" era. The election eight years later of Donald Trump to the same office demonstrated, sadly, that the scourge of racism is alive and well in America. Trump's profound racism was described by his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, when he testified before Congress Wednesday. Any attempt to heal the deep wounds of racism that scar this country must include a direct challenge to Donald Trump, our racist in chief. | "I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist. He is a con man. He is a cheat," Michae…
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Kushner Meets MBS to Discuss Peace Plan Between Palestine and Israel
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-28
(MEE) — US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who works as a senior White House adviser, met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday, an administration news release said. The White House issued a statement a day after the meeting took place and said that US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and US …

Kushner Meets MBS to Discuss Peace Plan Between Palestine and Israel

Trump's exit from summit with Kim delayed… because of broken down stair (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-28
As US President Donald Trump prepared to make a rather hasty exit following a no deal at the highly anticipated Hanoi peace summit with North Korea, an unexpected malfunction added insult to injury. | …
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Rainer Mausfeld and the Silence of the Lambs
Nico Beckert and Bernhard Romerke | indybay.org | 2019-02-28
Consciousness should be manipulated so the subjected do not even know centers of power exist beyond the seemingly democratically controlled political surfaces. The media are no longer the watchdogs of the public interest over the centers of power. Neoliberalism is no longer recognizable as ideology.
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Senate takes aim at Chinese schools in US, saying they spread propaganda
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-28
China is engaged in a "soft power" offensive encouraging complacency toward the Chinese "threat" via innocuous-seeming cultural programs, and must be stopped — unless they let the US reciprocate — a Senate committee found. | …
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Michael Cohen hearing: A criminal administration, a reactionary opposition
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-28
While Republicans abased themselves as stooges for Trump, Democrats avoided any challenge to the authoritarian policies of the Trump White House in favor of scandal-mongering.
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Reports document sexual abuse of immigrant children detained in US
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-28
The Trump administration's assault on immigrants underscores the urgent need to oppose all attacks on democratic rights and due process.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/28/pers…

Specter of Fascism: Cohen Says Trump Won't Leave Peacefully in 2020
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-28
Hearings reveal deepening systemic corruption, further degeneration of GOP, progressive members standout in questioning — Jacqueline Luqman, Henry Giroux and Carmen Russell-Sluchansky join Paul Jay…
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Unions, Democrats rush to end strike
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-28
The OEA and CTA are preparing to sell out the Oakland teachers strike. | To prevent this betrayal, teachers must form rank-and-file strike committees to take the conduct of the strike and negotiations out of the hands of the unions.
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US Army Transferring 50 Tons of Gold from ISIS-Daesh Held Areas in Syria and Iraq back to the US. Reports
Daily Sabah | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
The U.S. Army is transferring tons of gold from Daesh-held areas in Syria to the U.S., multiple reports said. | According to a source who spoke to Kurdish Bas News Agency, the U.S. forces transferred about 50 tons of gold from …
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In countries destroyed by the West, people should stop admiring the U.S and Europe
Andre Vltchek | mronline.org | 2019-02-27
Everything is connected to this, including the fear and hate that the West feels and spreads about countries like Venezuela, Russia, China, Iran, South Africa, Syria or Cuba. | Source…
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Russian State TV Distorts The Intercept's Reporting
Robert Mackey | zcomm.org | 2019-02-27
According to Russia 24, a Russian government news channel, a recent investigation by The Intercept supports a conspiracy theory promoted by Russian officials: that there was no chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last year, and video of victims was fabricated to provoke American airstrikes. But The Intercept report featured in the Russian Read…
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With Oil, Water and Iran as Targets, US on Brink of Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-27
Israel is now pushing for the U.S. to recognize its sovereignty over the Golan for fear of losing it completely, even though such recognition could result in an all-out war between Israel and Syria, as well as with Syrian allies such as Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah.
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CodePink's Medea Benjamin on Peace Delegation to Iran & Fallout from U.S. Withdrawal of Nuke Deal
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-27
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is reportedly refusing to accept the resignation of his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who quit suddenly in a surprise move announced via Instagram Monday. Zarif played a central role in the negotiations leading to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Last year, President Trump withdrew from the landmark deal despite international condemnation of the move and U.N. inspectors saying Iran was adhering to the agreement. Zarif did not offer any reason for his resignation, simply writing, "I sincerely apologize for the inability to continue serving and for all the shortcomings during m…
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Congress Is Unlikely to Stop Trump's "Emergency," But Lawsuits Could
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2019-02-27
Today, the House of Representatives is poised to adopt a resolution overturning Donald Trump's trumped-up "national emergency" proclamation, in which he claims authority to fulfill his campaign promise to build a wall at the southern border. The National Emergencies Act requires Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the House resolution to a vote within Read…
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Congress Is Unlikely to Stop Trump's "Emergency," But Lawsuits Could
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-27
Today, the House of Representatives is poised to adopt a resolution overturning Donald Trump's trumped-up "national emergency" proclamation, in which he claims authority to fulfill his campaign promise to build a wall at the southern border. | The National …
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Democratic Socialists of America is proud to endorse the Medicare for All Act of 2019
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-02-27
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House OKs Democrats' Bill Blocking Trump Emergency on Wall
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-27
Following the House vote Tuesday, Senate Republicans were preparing to push back on the bill, with the president ready to veto it.
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350.org on Senate Committee Vote on Andrew Wheeler's nomination as EPA Administrator
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-02-27
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Let's Have an End to Endless War
Leon Anderson | progressive.org | 2019-02-27
Either we learn to pull in our militaristic horns and try to live in peace or watch a growing national debt crush our chances for economic progress.
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CARICOM To Present Points on Venezuela, Haiti, Guyana
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-27
Leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are expected to give a press conference Wednesday afternoon on their collective stance regarding Venezuela and Haiti after two days of closed doors meetings in St. Kitts. The CARICOM heads of state are also expected to comment on issues of climate change and migration in the Caribbean. | RELATED: | CARICOM Reiterates Support for Peaceful Resolution in Venezuela | TeleSUR correspondent Laura Prada, reporting from the 30th CARICOM sum…
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The Curious Case of US Domination of Palestine-Israel Peacemaking
Helena Cobban | commondreams.org | 2019-02-27
President Donald Trump talks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jared Kushner in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017. (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Countries from across the world reject threats of military intervention in Venezuela
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-27
At a special meeting of the UN security council on February 26, many countries, including those opposed to Nicolas Maduro, called for a peaceful resolution in Venezuela and rejected any attempt at military intervention…
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CARICOM Reiterates Support for Peaceful Resolution in Venezuela
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-27
As political and economic events unfold in various countries in the region, including Haiti, Venezuela, and Guyana, the 15-member group aims to de-escalate tensions.
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Nicaragua: Meetings For Understanding and Peace Begin
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-27
In Nicaragua, on Wednesday morning, the meeting for understanding and peace began. Different delegations from the Nicaraguan political spectrum have gathered to reach agreements that benefit peace and dialogue. | RELATED: | Nicaraguan Gov't Meets with Business Leaders to Advance 'Peace and Stability' | Representatives of the…
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Bailing Out Aging Coal Plants is an Unmitigated Disaster
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-27
Montana's Republican legislators have a long and horrific record of savaging Montana's consumers while doing everything possible to increase the profits of the state's utility corporations. Despite the devastating mistakes of the past, they're at it again. This time with a bill that will allow Montana's largest utility, NorthWestern Energy, to buy Colstrip for a…
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Incumbent president Buhari wins election; opposition challenges result
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-27
Incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress has won a second term in the presidential elections held in Nigeria on February 23 and 24. This marks the second time since democracy was restored in 1999 that any president has won a second term. | Only 35.7% of the 82,344,107 registered voters cast their votes, which was lesser than the 44% turnout in 2015 elections. According to the statement by Nigeria's Independent National Election Commission (INEC), Buhari won a total of 15,191,847 votes, defeating his primary opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party who garner…
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Why Democrats Should Ignore the Chatter About Moving 'Too Far Left' and Go Big
Joshua Holland | thenation.com | 2019-02-27
Why Democrats Should Ignore the Chatter About Moving 'Too Far Left' and Go Big…
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Former Trump Attorney Says President Trump 'Racist…Con-man'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-27
President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen told the United States Congress Wednesday that Trump is a "racist," a "conman" and a "cheat" who knew in advance about a release of emails by the WikiLeaks website aimed at hurting his 2016 Democratic presidential rival. | RELATED: | Cohen Gets Prison, Fined For Orchestrating Trump's Hush Money | Cohen, Trump's one-time "fixer," said Trump directed negotiations for a real estate project in Moscow during the White House…
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Congress gets proof Trump broke the law after he became president
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-27
WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump's former "fixer" and lawyer presented a House committee yesterday with documentation proving the president committed criminal violations of campaign finance law well after the beginning of his tenure in the White House. One of the documents provided to the committee was a copy of the $130,000 wire transfer from Michael Cohen, the …
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Trump, at North Korea Summit, Distracted by Cohen
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-27
HANOI, Vietnam — The moment was meant to be a grand diplomatic triumph, a headline-dominating spectacle that could lead to the disarmament of a dangerous nation while delivering a vital political victory. | Instead, President Donald Trump's high-stakes summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on Wednesday was in danger of being upstaged by a monumental betrayal unfolding half a world away in Washington. | Hours after Trump sat face-to-face with Kim in Vietnam, his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, sat before Congress and testified that his longtime boss was a "con man" and a "racist" who lied…
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Budgeting for Black-Out in South Africa
Patrick Bond | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-27
Upon taking power in a palace coup a year ago, Cyril Ramaphosa's African National Congress (ANC) government was supposedly going to sweep out the prolific corruption associated with the 2009-18 Jacob Zuma ANC regime. But although excruciatingly-slow progress is being made in evicting the most obvious villains, durable Zumite influences remain, and whistleblowing continues to…
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It's Time to Make Sure Our Kids Are No Longer Bound, Shackled, or Locked Away When They're at School
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-27
Congress is finally holding a hearing on the use of restraints and seclusion in our schools. | In 1998, teachers in West Virginia strapped a 4-year-old autistic girl with cerebral palsy to a wooden chair. Why? She was being "uncooperative" because she needed to use the bathroom. The girl suffered bruises and was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. | In 2003, school officials in Michigan held a 15-year-old autistic boy in a face-down restraint for an hour after he had a seizure and lost control of his extremities. He died without receiving medical attention. | These are just two of many barbaric s…
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Flat Broke, Black Voters Want More Than Just Another Black President
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-02-27
Sen. Cory Booker's announcement on February 1 that he is entering the 2020 presidential race brings the number of African-American Democrats seeking their party's nomination to two, making the crowded primary field the "most diverse in history," according to The New York Times. | But while The New York Times, cable news and other liberal pundit…
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History Made in Chicago as Lightfoot and Preckwinkle, Two Black Female Progressives, Advance to Mayoral Runoff
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-27
Chicago is set to see its first black female mayor after a historic election on Tuesday prompted a runoff between Democrats Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, both self-styled progressives who emerged as the top candidates in a crowded field that included Bill Daley, a longtime politico with an infamous last name. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Amid Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi, Anti-War Women Offer Blueprint for Lasting Peace on Korean Peninsula
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-27
As President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went head-to-head Wednesday for their second summit, an international coalition of anti-war women laid out a blueprint for "achieving lasting peace" on the Korean peninsula. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Shame on you!' 'No, shame on you!' Michael Cohen testimony turns into partisan farce
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-27
Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen appeared before Congress on Wednesday to give testimony related to alleged "collusion" between Trump and Russia — but the hearing quickly descended into a partisan political "circus". | …
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Russian State TV Distorts The Intercept's Reporting on a Syrian Chemical Attack
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-02-27
Russian state TV incorrectly reported that an investigation by The Intercept supports claims that a chemical attack in Syria last year was a hoax.
theintercept.com/2019/02/27/syria-chemic…

Michael Cohen predicts revolution if Trump loses in 2020
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-27
Trump consigliere turned federal informant Michael Cohen shared his fear that there will "never be a peaceful transition of power" if his former boss loses the 2020 election during a congressional hearing some called a 'circus.' | …
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