2019-03-05: Social Media Postees

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Islamic State Group Begin to Surrender Last Territory in Syria
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-05
In a report from Al Jazeera, thousands of people, including armed fighters, have left the last area held by ISIL in Syria, a spokesperson for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said. | RELATED: | Islamic State Group Faces Final Defeat by Kurdish-Led Force | Mostafa Bali of the SDF tweeted that about 3,000 people had come out of the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria on Monday through a humanitarian corridor established by the Kurdish-led group for those who choose to le…
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Israel is Playing a Big Role in India's Escalating Conflict with Pakistan
Robert Fisk | zcomm.org | 2019-03-05
When I heard the first news report, I assumed it was an Israeli air raid on Gaza. Or Syria. Airstrikes on a "terrorist camp" were the first words. A "command and control centre" destroyed, many "terrorists" killed. The military was retaliating for a "terrorist attack" on its troops, we were told. An Islamist "jihadi" base had been Read…
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Video: Al Qaeda Strikes Back. Major Escalation in Syria's Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
In the morning of March 3, fighters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Tawhid carried out a major attack on several positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the town of Masasneh in northern Hama. A military source told SouthFront …
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Israel is Playing a Big Role in India's Escalating Conflict with Pakistan
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
When I heard the first news report, I assumed it was an Israeli air raid on Gaza. Or Syria. Airstrikes on a "terrorist camp" were the first words. A "command and control centre" destroyed, many "terrorists" killed. The military was retaliating for a "terrorist attack" on its troops, we were told. An Islamist "jihadi" base had been…
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House Democrats Launch Aggressive New Trump Inquiry
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-05
WASHINGTON–Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with potentially damaging inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses. | House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said his panel was beginning the probe into possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power and is sending document requests to 81 people linked to the president and his associates. | The broad investigation could be setting the stage for an impeachment effort, althoug…
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Human Rights Orgs: End Canadian Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
CFJPIME | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) joined eleven other human rights organizations to send a letter calling the Canadian government to immediately suspend arms sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The letter pointed out that …
globalresearch.ca/end-canadian-arms-sale…

Hanoi Summit: So close, yet so far from peace
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-05
In today's episode of International Round-up, NewsClick editor, Prabir Purkayastha, talks about the reasons behind the failure of the Hanoi Summit, where the US and North Korea could not arrive at a lasting agreement. He also discusses the changing dynamics and the possibilities that the inter-Korean peace process has augured.
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/05/hanoi-sum…

PATRICK LAWRENCE: It Was Kim That Walked Away
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-05
There are two sides to the story about why the second North Korea peace summit fell apart last week, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News The abrupt and unexpected failure of the second Trump–Kim summit last… Read more ?…
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The Trump-Kim Summit: What Really Happened in Hanoi?
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
While the western media has written off last weekend's summit in Hanoi as a failure, the talks did help to burnish Kim Jong-un's reputation as a sincere statesman committed to peacefully resolving the nuclear issue. This is a significant …
globalresearch.ca/what-happened-hanoi/56…

Key Progressives Demand End to America's Forever Wars
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-05
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) were among the first members of Congress to sign a new pledge vowing to end America's " forever wars." | "The United States has been in a state of continuous, global, open-ended military conflict since 2001," reads the pledge, which the veterans group Common Defense launched on Monday. "Over 2.5 million troops have fought in this 'Forever War' in over a dozen co…
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The US Wants to Sanction Away Russia's "Great Society"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
Latest round of proposed US sanctions is intended to offset Putin's legacy-defining socio-economic development program known as the "Great Society" | *** | Congress is deliberating whether to promulgate the so-called " Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2019″ …
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Make America Normal Again?
John G. Russell | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. –Walt Whitman "We're better than this," Congressman Elijah Cummings sternly told his colleagues at the conclusion of Michael Cohen's public congressional hearing, exhorting them and all Americans "to get back to normal," to, as it were, Make America Normal…
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Roger Waters, socialists say no to Bernie and AOC's positions on Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-05
As socialists rally in the United States over their country's backing of a right wing coup in Venezuela, the supposedly socialist members of Congress–Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)–are hitting talking points that worry critics like Roger Waters and activists in the streets alike. | Source…
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UN: Women Losing Colombian Congressional Seats, Representation
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-05
United Nations Women in Colombia has come out with a report showing that women decreasingly have a seat at the table in Congress. | RELATED: | Another Colombian Social Leader Dead, Trade Union Mourns | "The right of women to participate politically should not be limited to voting (…) It also involves the right to participate, to be elected … free of discrimination and violence in all spaces where public affairs are deliberated and decided," reads a part of the report. | The Colomb…
telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Women-Losing-…

France's Macron Moves to Equate Anti-Semitism with Anti-Zionism
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-05
Sonia Fayman of the Union of French Jews for Peace discusses President Macron's efforts to blur the difference between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism…
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Sanders rally attendees speak on socialism, Democratic Party
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
Reporters for the WSWS spoke with attendees at Bernie Sanders' rally in Chicago Sunday.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/05/inte…

Hundreds defy slanders, lies and media censorship to demand freedom for Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
Julian Assange has never been charged with a crime; he has an Australian passport; he is an Australian citizen and, as such, the Morrison government is obligated to defend his democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/05/ltra…

The Big Obstacle for Bernie Isn't DNC "Rigging" — It's Media Trashing
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2019-03-05
Some people are attached to the idea that the Democratic National Committee will "rig" the presidential nomination against Bernie Sanders. The meme encourages the belief that the Bernie 2020 campaign is futile because of powerful corporate Democrats. But such fatalism should be discarded.
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House Democrats issue wide-ranging subpoenas in Trump investigation
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
The House Judiciary Committee sent document demands to 81 organizations and individuals associated with the Trump Organization, the Trump campaign and the White House.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/05/dems…

German Left Party congress backs imperialist campaign against Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
The Left Party's European election congress last month sent a clear message: the bourgeoisie can rely on the Left Party's support for war and attacks on the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/05/link…

Big Brother Steps Closer as Parents Shackle Teens to Ankle Monitors
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2019-03-05
A perfect example of George Orwell's terrifying view of a society under government surveillance has arrived in the form of ankle monitors for your teens. | For parents who "need to keep track of [their] teenager at all times," Tampa Bay Monitoring in Clearwater, Florida, is selling GPS tracking?similar to the shackles used to track those on parole?billed as a way for parents to have "peace of mind" and for so-called troubled teens to have "protection." Never mind that these monitors function as a form of private s…
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'She's now in the smallest club of Democrats': Clinton rules out running in 2020
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-05
The tightly packed field of Democratic contenders for a presidential nomination is now somewhat less crowded, after Hillary Clinton firmly stated that she would not be running in the 2020 election. | …
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"Capitalism will make migrants out of all citizens"
Diego Fusaro | indybay.org | 2019-03-05
No one speaks about the right to be deeply rooted in one's country and not to be uprooted by global capitalism. In reality, the elite is demophobic. That means, it hates people and democracy. We must be populist and not elitist today, democratic and not demophobic, and defend national sovereignty and not globalization.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/04/1882163…

The fallacies and evasions of the Green New Deal
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
Democratic no less than Republican administrations have imposed austerity policies and prosecuted the decades-long social counterrevolution that continues today.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/05/deal…

'Keep Making Noise': Grassroots Pressure Working as Democrats Announce Bill to Restore Net Neutrality
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-05
After sustained grassroots activism made net neutrality a key component of the Democratic Party's agenda in the new Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that Democrats plan to introduce legislation on Wednesday to restore the open internet protections repealed by the Republican-controlled FCC last year. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The political lessons of the March 3 Free Assange rally
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-05
The demonstration in Sydney won broad support on the basis of mobilising the working class to defend democratic rights and class war prisoners such as Julian Assange.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/05/pers…

OPCW Syria Report Cripples Western "Chemical Weapons" Narrative
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) has presented its final report regarding an alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, Syria on April 7, 2018. Despite attempts by the Western media to hail it as "proof" that the | …
globalresearch.ca/opcw-syria-report-chem…

The Biggest Obstacle for Bernie Isn't the DNC
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2019-03-04
If the Vermont senator is going to win the Democratic primary, he'll have to do it in spite of a press beholden to corporate interests.
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Will the New York State Democratic Party Oppose 'Fusion' Voting?
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2019-03-04
Will the New York State Democratic Party Oppose 'Fusion' Voting?
thenation.com/article/new-york-state-dem…

Video: Pablo Allende and the Truth About Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
In just under six minutes, the grandson of the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende (murdered in a US-sponsored coup), tells the real story on Venezuela. | You'll never see Pablo Allende on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, etc. The American people–mostly …
globalresearch.ca/pablo-allende-truth-ab…

The US Quietly Negotiates 'Peace with Honor' in Afghanistan
Andrew Bacevich | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
It now becomes increasingly clear that the official rationale for initiating the Afghanistan War was bogus from the very outset. (Photo: DVIDSHUB/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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[VIDEO] Peoples' Assembly calls for global action on March 16 against imperialist intervention in Venezuela
V. Arun Kumar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-04
The four-day International Peoples' Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, which concluded on February 27, has called for mobilizations across the world for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade. The assembly was attended by around 500 delegates from five continents, representing 181 people's movements and organizations.
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/04/video-peo…

No to the Invasion of Venezuela!
The Jamaica Peace Council | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-04
The Jamaica Peace Council (JPC) denounces the US President Donald Trump's Administration's recent sanctions — freezing of assets, acts of provocation and military aggression — against the people of Venezuela. These actions are in alarming violation of international law and the fundamental principles of human rights and national sovereignty.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14365

The War That Never Ends
Carl Boggs | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
After Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un left their Summit meeting in Vietnam resigned to diplomatic impasse, it's worth asking whether a time of peace and conciliation on the Korean peninsula might still be in sight. Given nearly insuperable roadblocks, could even the most congenial negotiations lead to full denuclearization of the North Korean regime? Is the United States, with all its imperial resources and leverage, willing to concede vital North Korean interests — above all, relief from economic sanctions and peace treaty to end the Korean War 65 years after military stalemate ended with a "temporary truce"?
counterpunch.org/2019/03/04/the-war-that…

Student Surveillance Versus Gun Control: The School Safety Discussion We Aren't Having
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-04
Identifying the best way to combat school shootings cannot occur unless Congress repeals amendments blocking gun research and data collation. | On April 20, 1999, two male students walked into Columbine High School and started shooting. By the time it was over, 15 students were dead and 24 more had been injured. America had changed forever. But in some ways, it hasn't changed at all. | Nineteen years later, 17 students were murdered on Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. That event marked the 2…
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Impeachment talk heats up; Nadler points to "abuse of power"
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-04
WASHINGTON–Talk of impeaching GOP President Donald Trump for "high crimes and misdemeanors," to quote the U.S. Constitution's language, is heating up in Congress — if not in all of the country — yet. And House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., gave it a big shove by saying the president's abuse of power "goes far …
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Ilhan Omar Faces Renewed Smears From GOP and Fellow Democrats Over Her Criticism of Israel
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) endured renewed accusations of anti-Semitism after remarks critical of Israel's influence on American politics made last Wednesday at a Washington bookstore were published Friday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The "Humboldt Three" Take Israel to Court
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-04
In June 2017, three active members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement disrupted a talk titled "Life in Israel — Terror, Bias and the Chances for Peace," by an Israeli official who was hosted by the Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft (German-Israeli Society) at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Aliza Lavie, a member of Knesset for the centrist Yesh Atid party and chairwoman of the Knesset Caucu…
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Democrats' Subpoena List for Trump World Reads 'Like an Article, Actually Many Articles, of Impeachment'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
81 subpoenas: House Judiciary Committee is aiming at Trump's "obstruction of justice, corruption, and abuse of power," said chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.). | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'The American People Do Not Want Endless War': Sanders, Warren, and Ocasio-Cortez Back Pledge to Bring Post-9/11 Conflicts to a Close
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
"Congress must reassert its constitutional authority over the use of force and responsibly end these interventions," said the Vermont senator. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Ilhan Omar Faces Renewed Smears Over Criticism of Israel From Democrats and Republicans
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-04
(CD) — A firestorm over comments critical of Israel by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) continued to engulf the Democratic Party and American politics over the weekend. Omar continues to stand firm in her assertion that criticism of the Israeli occupation does not constitute anti-Semitism. And the blowback she's received from Republicans and Democrats alike sheds light on …

Ilhan Omar Faces Renewed Smears Over Criticism of Israel From Democrats and Republicans

The Working Families Party Helped Democrats Regain Power in New York. Now Democrats Are Trying to Kill It
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-03-04
The New York State Democratic Committee voted to ban fusion voting, a system of which the Working Families Party has been the primary beneficiary.
theintercept.com/2019/03/04/working-fami…

Watch: US-Led Forces Drop Banned White Phosphorous on East Syria
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-04
(ZH) — According to Middle East news source Al Masdar News, the U.S. Coalition dropped internationally banned white phosphorous on the last tiny Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria during intense operations on Saturday evening. American warplanes specifically dropped the white phosphorous on ISIS positions inside the Baghouz camp, which coalition statements have described as the last holdout to the "most …

Watch: US-Led Forces Drop Banned White Phosphorous on East Syria

Sanders, Warren, Ocasio-Cortez, and Other Lawmakers Sign Pledge to End America's "Forever Wars"
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-03-04
Eight members of Congress have taken a pledge to work to bring ongoing U.S. global military conflicts to a "responsible and expedient" end, the result of a first-of-its kind lobbying effort by military veterans on Capitol Hill. | The pledge was written and organized by a group called Common Defense, made up of veterans and military families, which advocates for scaling back U.S. military commitments overseas. Common Defense boasts of more than 20,000 veteran members in all 50 states, and it threw its endorsement behind almost 30 candidates in the last midterm election cycle. | The group's involvement in electoral…
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Congress silent as Trump extends national emergency — because it's to sanction Russia
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-04
US President Donald Trump has informed Congress that he will extend the 2014 national emergency over Ukraine and sanctions against Russia, even as lawmakers look set to oppose his emergency declaration to protect the US border. | …
rt.com/usa/453016-trump-emergency-ukrain…

New Senate Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Nationwide and Erase Possession Charges
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-03
(TMU) — A group of Democrats are hoping that they can roll back the war on drugs with a new federal marijuana legalization bill. Dubbed the Marijuana Justice Act of 2019, the bill would see marijuana finally removed from the federal list of controlled substances, legalizing the plant on a nationwide level and removing a range …
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'Pompous twit will get us all killed': AOC tweet-tacked over Green New Deal by ex-Greenpeace founder
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-03
Greenpeace founder turned climate change skeptic Patrick Moore has reignited his feud with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a "pompous little twit" and "garden-variety hypocrite" in a barrage of tweets. | …
rt.com/usa/452931-ocasio-cortez-greenpea…

Trump and Brexit Proved This Book Prophetic — What Calamity Will Befall Us Next?
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-03-03
"My concern, as I wrote the book, was that the public's loathing of the established order was bound to implicate our democratic system itself."
theintercept.com/2019/03/03/revolt-of-th…

US wants 'broad' regime-change coalition on Venezuela — Bolton
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-03
National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the United States will form "as broad a coalition" as possible to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Bolton went on to call for a "completely democratic hemisphere." | …
rt.com/usa/452920-bolton-venezuela-gover…

The Venezuela crisis and realpolitik
Alfred de Zayas | mronline.org | 2019-03-02
As heads of government, democratically entrusted with safeguarding the welfare of all Venezuelans, Chavez and Maduro bear overall responsibility for the economic crisis, but they are not alone. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/02/the-venezuela-cr…

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