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No Troop Withdrawal: The US is Planning the "Permanent Occupation" of Syria?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
Trump lied about winning against ISIS, the scourge the US created and supports, along with al-Qaeda, its al-Nusra offshoot, and other jihadist groups. | Last December, he lied saying | "(o)ur boys, our young women, our men — they're all coming back | …
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Stealing Syria's Gold: US Is Behaving as True Looters Do
Viktor Mikhin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-19
According to the agency South Front, the United States has transported approximately 50 tons of gold from the regions occupied by ISIS in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate. The Kurdish news source reports that the gold was stolen from Syria, and …
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Video: Elliott Abrams Fumbles on How Juan Guaido is 'President'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-19
Elliot Abrams went on record to say the Venezuelan National Assembly passed a resolution that essentially goes against the country's constitution. He says they voted for the 30-day term of the self-declared interim president, opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido, to start once President Nicolas Maduro steps down. | RELATED | Russia, Iran: Dedicated to 'Internal Peace' in Venezuela | In a press conference that had reporters scratching their heads, Abrams, who is now United States special envoy…
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Truth, Freedom and Peace Will Prevail in Rwanda
Robin Philpot | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
I would first like to thank the International Women's Network for Democracy and Peace honouring me with this Award that bears the name of a great patriot and fighter for freedom, peace and democracy, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. But I would also like to congratulate the Network for its extraordinary work. Like Victoire, you and your…
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Lawyer brings pieces of history back to Vietnam
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-19
American lawyer Nancy Hollander recently handed 450 documents, photographs and other memorabilia concerning the first meeting between the Vietnamese Women's Union and the U.S. Women Strike for Peace Organisation in Jakarta in 1965, to the Vietnamese Women's Museum. | Source…
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The Death of Peace: How the US Empire Starts Wars, But Refuses to End Them
William Astore | commondreams.org | 2019-03-19
Armed forces carry a transfer case covered with an American flag during a dignified transfer for fallen service member Sergeant Leandro A.S. Jasso on November 27, 2018 in Dover, Delaware. Sgt. Jasso of Leavenworth, Washington was killed in Afghanistan while engaging enemy forces. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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PATRICK LAWRENCE: Why the Dust Won't Settle After Mueller's Report
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-19
It won't be "full and thorough" and Democrats will continue to look for political payoff from Russia-gate, writes Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Last week gave us mounting indications that Robert Mueller has finished his two-year… Read more ?…
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Scott Walker's Failure, Progressive Wisconsin's Win: Milwaukee's 2020 Democratic Party Convention
Jeffrey Sommers — Christopher Fons | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
Still smarting from their Wisconsin gubernatorial loss, Scott Walker's chief publicist/polemicist, Christian Schneider, advanced an Op-Ed last week in the Washington Post in response to the Democratic Party's Milwaukee placement of their 2020 convention. The Op-Ed reads like an attempt to position Walker for a political comeback. Milwaukee's convention threatens Walker's political future, because despite…
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Time for Change at NewsGuild?
Steve Early | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
The 21,000-member NewsGuild, an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), is a rarity in organized labor. It's one of the few national unions that lets all members vote for its top officers, instead of choosing them at a convention limited to local union delegates. Unfortunately, this democratic union, which has recently experienced major growth,…
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Republican Devin Nunes sues Twitter for censoring conservatives, alleges harassment campaign
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-19
Republican congressman Devin Nunes announced he will file a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter for its alleged "explicit censorship" of conservatives. Nunes' complaint is one of many against the social media giant. | …
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Syria and China Sign 17-Million-Dollar Economic Agreement
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Damascus, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Syria and China signed an agreement on economic and technical cooperation by virtue of which the Chinese Government will donate 100 million yuans (nearly 17 million dollars). The deal was penned by Imad Sabouni, head of the Syrian Agency for Planning and International Cooperation, and Phyong Biao, the ambassador of the People"s Republic of China.
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DPRK Says There Are No Chances for New Negotiations with the US (+Photo)
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Pyongyang, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The US threw away a golden opportunity at the recent Hanoi summit, and up to now there are no chances for other negotiations, Choe Son-hui, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK), said.
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Syrian President Highlights Cooperation with Iraq and Iran
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Damascus, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) "The threat of terrorism has forced nations and governments of the region to coordinate efforts to fight this scourge and confront it," Syrian President Bashar Al Assad said on Tuesday.
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Top US General Denies Plans to Leave 1,000 Troops in Syria
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-19
(ANTIWAR.COM) — US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford issued a statement Monday denying weekend media reports that the US plans to leave around 1,000 troops in Syria, saying the reports are "factually incorrect." Dunford presented the current planned "residual force" as 200, saying that this hadn't changed since February. The US announced 200 would stay on February …

Top US General Denies Plans to Leave 1,000 Troops in Syria

Guy Standing on Anxiety, Anger and Alienation: an Interview About "The Pecariat"
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-19
"The primary antagonist of the traditional proletarian was the boss. The primary antagonistic of the precariat is the state. A precariat revolt (hopefully peaceful) will lead to a new distinctive distribution system," — Guy Standing, March 2019 In the U. S., Guy Standing, 71-years-old, and a professor at the University of London, has never received…
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Russia Decries US Obstacles to Humanitarian Aid in Syria
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
Moscow, Mar 17 ( Prensa Latina ) Russia has condemned on Sunday obstacles imposed by the United States to bring humanitarian aid to nearly 40,000 people in the refugee camp of El Rukban, in southeastern Syria, in an illegally occupied area.
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National Mobilization in Colombia in Defense of Peace
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-19
18 de marzo de 2019, 09: 12Bogota, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Sectors defending the Colombian Peace Agreement are mobilized on Monday in the country"s main cities in disagreement with the presidential objection to the statute law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP).
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Venezuela: The Next Syria?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-18
Doomsday In Venezuela We're being led to believe it's all doom and gloom in Venezuela. The mainstream media is rapid-firing reports of a deepening humanitarian crisis. An evil dictator, Nicolas Maduro, is holding his country hostage from democracy, they say, while his people starve. Venezuelans are reportedly fleeing by the thousands while the government …
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Upping the Stakes in Yemen. Endless US-led War
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-18
US forever war in Yemen rages, the Saudis, UAE, NATO, and Israel part of its so-called coalition — against peace in the country and elsewhere. | Over 17 years of war began by the Bush/Cheney regime. There's virtually no prospect for …
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Nicaragua's Govt Demands Commitment From Opposition
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-18
On Monday, the Nicaraguan government demanded that the opposition take the negotiating table seriously and responsibly, following the recent violent protest that had not been authorized. | In a statement, the delegation of the Government of Reconciliation and National Unity called on the opposition counterpart to show "a sincere commitment to talk and reach positive agreements for Nicaragua." | RELATED: | Nicaraguan Government and Opposition Resume Peace Talks | He also rejected the "i…
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Colombia: Indigenous and Campesino Protesters Call for Human Rights
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-18
The Indigenous and Campesino communities of Cauca in southwestern Colombia, have called on the country's authorities and human rights organizations to be alert for violence from the Mobile Anti-riot Squad (Esmad) of the National Police. | RELATED | Colombia: Indigenous Protest Enters 6th Day in Cauca | In a statement, the organizations participating in the minga (work group) for the Defense of Life, Territory, Democracy, Justice and Peace made a list of events that suggest a "possible int…
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John McCain's Disastrous Militaristic Legacy
James Bovard | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-18
When Sen. John McCain passed away in August, he was lauded far and wide for his long career of public service. Rep. John Lewis, the famous civil-rights activist, hailed McCain as a "warrior for peace." In reality, McCain embodied …
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Three Days of Infamy
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-18
On Monday December 8th 1941 FDR stood before Congress and said "December 7th, 1941, a date that will live in infamy…" and the people of our nation rallied to the cause for justice. | After 9/11 Junior Bush also rallied our …
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Neither Debs Nor Brandeis, Or Why It Is a Mistake Now to Exaggerate Differences on the Left
Jeffrey C. Isaac | commondreams.org | 2019-03-18
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (C), Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (L), Vice Chair of the Conference Elizabeth Warren (2-L) and Chair of Outreach Bernie Sanders (R) talk following a press conference. (Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/Rex) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Will McConnell Buck the Voters on Pro-Democracy Efforts?
Robert Weissman | commondreams.org | 2019-03-18
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) continues to refuse to bring the For the People Act and its pro-democracy, anti-corruption provisions to the floor of the Senate for a vote. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Women marchers and absentees
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2019-03-18
Berlin, alone among Germany's 16 states, has declared International Women's Day a paid holiday, compensating for the fact that the city-state has fewer religious holidays than all the others. A third of the city was once part of the (East) German Democratic Republic, which always marked the day; that may also have contributed to the […] | Source…
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Gabbard says calling Trump a Putin puppet is dangerous & stupid, Twitter calls her a Putin puppet
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-18
Democratic candidate for president and establishment-punching bag Tulsi Gabbard is taking heat on Twitter for daring to suggest that the Russiagate scandal could be pushing the US and Russia toward a dangerous new Cold War. | …
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The Attack on Ilhan Omar and Pelosi's Unconditional Support for Israel
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-18
Nancy Pelosi pledged support for Israel "even if the Capitol crumbles," as major Democratic Party funder and pro-Israel advocate Haim Saban looked on — our panel discusses anti-Semitism, Israel and the Democratic Party with Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay…
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Irish Catholic organization lashes out at GOP over 'anti-Irish' tweet directed at Beto O'Rourke
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-18
The Ancient Order of Hibernians has slammed the Republican Party after its official Twitter account used the occasion of St. Patrick's Day to bring up 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's past drinking record. | …
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Time for Change at NewsGuild?
Steve Early | zcomm.org | 2019-03-18
The 21,000-member NewsGuild, an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), is a rarity in organized labor. It's one of the few national unions that lets all members vote for its top officers, instead of choosing them at a convention limited to local union delegates. Unfortunately, this democratic union, which has recently experienced major growth, Read…
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'Political Reptilian Brains': Cuomo Blasts Democrats and the Left
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-18
In a far-ranging interview Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo criticized fellow Democrats and what he called an anti-business mentality in his state that he believes was part of a political miscalculation which cost the state an Amazon facility in New York City. It's the reptilian response: Amazon's coming, 'ooooh, they're a big corporation, we're against corporations, let's go out' grab a sign.' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Illuminating Exchange on Health Care' Reveals Beto Doesn't Think Insurance Industry Motivated by Greed
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-18
Beto O'Rourke is attracting criticism from Medicare for All proponents after the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said he doesn't believe the existence of the for-profit insurance industry is a "function of greed" during a campaign stop in Iowa over the weekend. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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What Laws Work Best to Cut Plastic Pollution?
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-18
Every minute an estimated 2 million single-use plastic bags are handed out at checkout counters across the world. They contribute to the 300 million tons of plastic waste generated each year, much of which ends up in the environment where it threatens wildlife, endangers public health and costs billions to clean up. | How do you solve a problem this big? | According to legal analysts who advised Congress at a briefing in January, the United States could reduce its contribution to the global plastic pollution crisis by implementing sweeping federal policies that restrict plastic use and hold manufacturers accou…
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US Military Now Planning to Keep 1,000 Troops on the Ground in Syria
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-18
(MEE) — The US military is now making plans to keep almost 1,000 troops in Syria, officials said, a shift that comes three months after President Donald Trump ordered a complete withdrawal, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing unidentified US officials. Talks with Turkey, European allies and US-backed Kurdish fighters have so far failed to …

US Military Now Planning to Keep 1,000 Troops on the Ground in Syria

'One of the World's Most Respected Intelligence Agencies': Bolsonaro's Bring-Your-Son-to-the-CIA Day
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-18
Nearly 55 years after the CIA backed a coup d'√©tat that overthrew Brazil's democratically-elected government, the nation's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro raised eyebrows on Monday with an unusual and unannounced trip to the U.S. spy agency's headquarters in Virginia. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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38 Years Prison and 148 Lashes for Iranian Human Rights Defender
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-18
Nasrin Sotoudeh defended political prisoners and worked to abolish Iran's death penalty. Human rights groups are worried her sentence could signal increased repression of peace activism in Iran under a judiciary with a history of human rights violations…
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Twitter erupts after Fox News host Jeanine Pirro kicked off the air after attacking Ilhan Omar
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-17
Social media users have responded with joy, anger, and mandatory memes after Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was booted from the airwaves on Saturday, one week after she hinted Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's Muslim faith was un-American. | …
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Trump and GOP Steeped in Corruption, as Corp. Dems Push Cold War Fever
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-17
Our weekly roundup panel looks at the fracture lines in the Republican Party and the corporate Democrats continue their frenzy about Russia — with Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay…
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Illinois votes to teach 'LGBT history' to schoolchildren, Republicans furious
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-17
The Illinois House of representatives has voted to require the teaching of 'LGBT history' to elementary school students in the state. Republican opponents have called the measure "indoctrination." | …
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In a rush to remove the 'white man' stigma, Beto O'Rourke flaunts his 'white privilege' in Iowa
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-17
Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke has said that being a white man is not a disadvantage in the diversity-driven Democratic field — because it has been an advantage throughout his life. | …
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Guantánamo Bay "Forever" Prisoner Speaks Out — to Praise Congress, Lindsey Graham, and Thomas Friedman
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-03-17
Considered for years an unrepentant militant, Ghassan al-Sharbi is locked up at Guantánamo Bay. He has never spoken to the media — until now.
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U.S. Peace Council delegation to Venezuela meets with President Maduro
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-16
Caracas, Venezuela – The U.S. Peace Council delegation to Venezuelan met with President Maduro for several hours at the Presidential Palace, March 15. President Maduro told the anti-war organizers that the U.S. attack on the electrical system was delivered three ways: a cyber-attack to the main brain of the system which was made in Houston, electromagnetically, and with explosions at two other stations. The system is now almost fully up again. | Maduro described the history of resistance to foreign domination beginning with Bolívar and the anti-colonial fight for independence against Spain and the U.S. Monroe Doc…
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Congress discusses giving itself a pay raise
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-16
Living in Washington DC is expensive. For US lawmakers, that means it's time to give themselves a pay raise. But with confidence in politics at a miserable low, selling a raise to the public could be an uphill battle. | …
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Syrian Refugees Use Precedent Set in Rohingya Case to Try to Bring Government Officials Before the International Criminal Court
Maryam Saleh | theintercept.com | 2019-03-16
"The fact that individuals who are once thought to never have been able to be held accountable are being held accountable or evidence is being collected, I think that is important in and of itself."
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#YangGang: Anti-robot 2020 candidate attracts meme-makers, supporters from left and right
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-16
Andrew Yang is a name absent from most cable networks' 2020 discussions. However, the Democratic candidate and universal-income advocate has been steadily building an army of online supporters, including some unlikely names. | …
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Democrats and Death Squads in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-15
Top Democrats march lockstep behind Trump's coup in Venezuela, rehabilitating war criminal Elliott Abrams.
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White Supremacist Kills 49 Muslim Worshipers in New Zealand as Islamophobic Hate Crimes Rise Globally
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-15
In New Zealand, a white right-wing extremist killed 49 people in an attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch during Friday prayers. It is the deadliest shooting in New Zealand's history. Police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old Australian man named Brenton Tarrant with the attack. The gunman live-streamed the attack and published a manifesto in which he praised President Donald Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose." We speak with human rights activist and lawyer Qasim Rashid, who recently launched a campaign to run for a seat in the Virginia state Senate. And we speak wit…
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Democrats Must Expose Trump's Betrayal of Working People
Robert L. Borosage | thenation.com | 2019-03-15
Democrats Must Expose Trump's Betrayal of Working People…
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Historic Yemen Vote: Despite Possible Veto, 'Great Leverage for Peace Talks'
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-03-15
The Senate's vote, invoking the War Powers Act and withdrawing U.S. support for the war in Yemen, could still be vetoed by Trump, but it can provide a way forward for ending this horrific war, say Shireen Al-Adeimi and Hassan El-Tayyab…
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A Foreign Policy Platform for the Congressional Progressive Caucus
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-15
What would a progressive foreign policy platform look like? Democrats, unlike Republicans, have no coherent perspective on foreign policy. Summary of an event convoked by Rep. Ro Khanna to "Chart a Progressive Foreign Policy for the Trump Era and Beyond"
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