2019-03-22: Social Media Postees

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Democratic Hopefuls Reject AIPAC
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-23
So far no Democratic presidential candidates have committed to speaking at this year's American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference. Is this a shift in Democratic foreign policy towards Israel? What does this mean for AIPAC, one of the country's most influential lobby groups?
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Might Makes Right: Trump Endorses Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-22
Trump tweeted that the US should recognize Israel's annexation of Syria's Golan Heights, which Israel has been occupying for 52 years. TRNN's Shir Hever explores what this means for the region…
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Golan Heights: Trump Aims to 'Shore up' Support for Netanyahu Ahead of Israeli Vote
Ali Harb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
Donald Trump's announcement that Washington will recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is an effort to boost the re-election chances of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, analysts said. | The US president's comments, made on …
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Video: ISIS Influence Is Still Strong in US-controlled Part of Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the US-led coalition have broken through the ISIS defense near al-Baghuz village and eliminated a major part of the ISIS-held pocket in the area. A small group of ISIS members still holds a part …
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World Powers Slam Trump's Disregard for UN Resolutions on Golan
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-22
China called Friday on "all concerned parties" to respect the United Nations Security Council resolutions on the Golan Heights, a request that comes after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian territory. | RELATED: | Trump Meddles Again, Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Land | "Regarding t…
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White House: Islamic State Territory in Syria Eliminated
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-22
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — All Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been eliminated, President Donald Trump announced Friday, though officials said sporadic fighting continued on the ground between coalition forces and the group's holdouts. | The complete fall of the last IS stronghold in Baghouz, Syria, would mark the end of the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate, which at its height stretched across large parts of Syria and Iraq. Controlling territory gave the group room to launch attacks around the world. | President Donald Trump said Friday "it's about time" that the group no longer control…
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Trump to Recognize Israeli Control over Syria's Golan Heights? Bypassing the UN Security Council
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
Donald Trump. Consistently showing one-sided support for Israel, it appears so. In May 2018, his regime moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — a world body-designated international city, recognized by nearly all UN member states. | Israel illegally …
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Roaming Charges: Darn That (American) Dream
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
+ If the Democratic race boils down to Biden and Sanders, you'll have two candidates in their late 70s who voted three times to overthrow Saddam, approved the murderous sanctions on Iraq, supported the illegal war on Serbia, backed the racist and punitive Clinton Crime Bill and fronted a scheme to dump radioactive waste from…
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Twenty years ago. NATO's War on Yugoslavia: Bill Clinton Worked Hand in Glove with Al Qaeda: "Helped Turn Bosnia into Militant Islamic Base"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
March 24, 1999, Twenty years ago. NATO's War on Yugoslavia | Bill Clinton supported Al Qaeda in Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s as confirmed by RPC Congressional documents; Hillary Clinton has supported Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh) in …
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Democratic Socialists of America Endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for President
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
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The Supreme Court and US-Israel Dual Citizenship
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
As AIPAC preps for its annual policy conference entitled "Connected for Good" with an expected attendance of 20,000 committed Zionists, its most zealous Zionist Congressional supporters will also likely be in attendance; that is, those who have signed the loyalty …
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Immigration Myths vs. Facts: CPUSA battles misinformation as new legislation is filed
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-22
The Trump administration and its supporters continue to put out utterly false information about immigrants and refugees in the United States. But the immigrants' rights movement is fighting back hard in the streets, in Congress, and in the court of public opinion. In the congressional fight over his proposed Mexican Wall, and in the lead-up …
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Through the Years with Bernie Sanders
Greg Guma | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
We first met in late 1971 at a Meet the Candidates event in the home of a friend in North Bennington. Bernie was in his first race and already aiming for the top — the US Senate. I was a …
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Maryland Advances Bill For a $15 Minimum Wage in Six Years
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-22
By: Jaisal Noor | Maryland's General Assembly advanced a bill to increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour, but critics say it's been severely watered down. | The compromised bill passed the Maryland's legislature with a veto-proof majority. The House of Delegates approved the bill by a vote of 93-41 on Wednesday. The Senate passed the bill 32-13. It has now been sent to the desk of Republican Governor Larry Hogan, who has staunchly opposed the measure. | The proposal would raise the state's hourly minimum wage from $10.10, to $15 by 2025. Small businesses would reach $15 by 2026, but the increase would no…
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Seymour Hersh's Anonymous Sources
Mike Lofgren | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
Oliver North testifies before the Senate's Iran-Contra committee in 1987. (Photo: National Archives) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Human Rights Attorney to Trump: "Israel Is Not Interested in the Golan Heights for Security"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-22
Just weeks before major elections in Israel that could determine the future of embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump declares the U.S. will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, in defiance of international law and decades of U.S. policy. The announcement comes as he is set to host Netanyahu at the White House next week amid the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, where Vice President Mike Pence will speak, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, among others. A growing number of Democrats–…
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Let's Not Restore or Mythologize Obama
Jeff Cohen | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
In pure math, Obama's tenure was a boon to the GOP—Democrats lost their big majorities in the US House and Senate and nearly 1,000 state legislative seats, while the 50 governorships shifted from a strong Democratic margin to strong Republican majority. (Photo: @THR/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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GOP won more seats in 2018 than suggested by vote share
David A. Lieb | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-22
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for the party. Yet it wasn't as bad as it could have been for Republicans. That's because they may have …
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Boom! Wisconsin GOP's Lame-Duck Power Grab Ruled Unconstitutional
Mary Bottari, Scott Zimmerman | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
On December 14, 2018, Scott Walker released a Venn diagram when he signed the lame-duck bills into law claiming that they did not curtail the powers of the new Democratic governor. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela Celebrates UN 'Multilateralism And Diplomacy Victory'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-22
Venezuela Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced, on Twitter, a democratic victory for the Bolivarian Republic after a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) approved a Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (Mnoal) resolution. | RELATED: | Guaido's 'Terrorist' Collaborator Arrested in Venezuela: Govt | Thursday the UNHRC votes included 27 for, five abstentions and 15 against to favor of the resolution, which was presented by the South American country to expose the negative effec…
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2020 Dem Presidential Hopefuls Flee Israel lobbies' AIPAC After MoveOn.org Boycott Call
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
The grassroots left in the Democratic Party is fed up with this shell game. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Wisconsin court blocks Republican power grab
Dominique Paul Noth | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-22
It was a mild surprise for legal observers but it was a major vindication for new Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. A state judge on March 21 declared illegal the lame duck laws passed in December by the GOP-dominated legislature. The judge simultaneously vacated more than 80 appointments to state boards and commissions authorized by …
peoplesworld.org/article/wisconsin-court…

Art & Poetry: Peace and War
Yemeni Alliance Committee | indybay.org | 2019-03-22
Eastside Arts Alliance: 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606-5003, United States…
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DPRK to Never Give up its Own Existence
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-03-22
Pyongyang, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will never give up its own existence, even if it dies of hunger, an editorial in the daily Rodon Sinmun noted on Friday.
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Only Socialist in US History of 'With Serious Chance of Winning': DSA Endorses Bernie Sanders for 2020
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
Democratic Socialists of America say senator from Vermont is the only candidate in the race who can "transform American society by ending the worst forms of poverty and inequality while empowering workers to fight for even more." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Progressives Refuse to Back Down as DCCC Moves to Kneecap Primary Challengers
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
"Don't think for one second that it'll stop us—or the grassroots army we stand with—from backing bold, inclusive populists who will better represent their districts in Congress over neoliberal corporate Dems." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Macron sends the French army against anti-austerity protests
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-22
The move is a major step toward the implementation of police-state forms of rule in France, as part of a global onslaught against democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/22/pers…

2019 Art & Writing Challenge & Youth Activist Grant
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-03-22
Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center at Our Savior's Lutheran | 1035 Carol Lane | Lafayette, CA 94549…
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Season 5 of animated series BoJack Horseman addresses #MeToo campaign, with mixed results
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-22
The show is too savvy to be a simple #MeToo parable about its protagonist's fall from grace, although the anti-democratic campaign does find reflection.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/22/boja…

Time to celebrate? Trump say ISIS fully destroyed in Syria. US-backed militants disagree
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-22
US President Trump has again boasted of victory over Islamic State terrorists. This time they've supposedly fully lost territorial control in Syria, but US-backed militants actually fighting IS on the ground disputed this claim. | …
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Reinventing Beto: How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for President
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2019-03-22
There's an ominous underside to the flashy hype about Beto O'Rourke.
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As 2020 Democrats Steer Clear, Progressive Groups Urge Pelosi and Schumer to #SkipAIPAC
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
"AIPAC doesn't speak for a growing number of American Jews, progressives, and human rights advocates who want a just peace for Israel/Palestine." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'We Have Roughly 12 Years': Progressives Demand Urgency as Centrist Dems Push Bipartisan Incrementalism
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-22
Centrist House Democrats continue to argue for incrementalism in approaching the climate crisis—even as progressives are doubling down on their demand for urgent and visionary action."The resolution of the Green New Deal is the vision of what we need to accomplish in the next ten years." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump Meddles Again, Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Land
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-21
In a new interventionist move, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that is time his country recognizes Israel's alleged "sovereignty" over the Golan Heights, a territory that was captured from Syria in 1967 but has never been internationally recognized. | RELATED: | Politicized US 'Human Rights' Report Singles Out Political Foes | According to Trump, the plat…
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Guaido's 'Terrorist' Collaborator Arrested in Venezuela: Govt
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-21
Intelligence services have dismantled a "terrorist cell" that planned to attack and destabilize Venezuela, Minister of Interior Justice and Peace Nestor Reverol announced Thursday. | RELATED: | Video: Elliott Abrams Fumbles on How Juan Guaido is 'President' | Roberto Marrero Borgas, alleged "chief of staff" for self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaido, was arrested in the police operation, the official said. | "The citizen Marrero Borgas is directly responsible for the or…
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Service and Sacrifice: Malaysian peacekeepers in Lebanon proud to serve their homeland and the United Nations
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-21
Peacekeepers from Malaysia serving under the United Nations flag in Lebanon face a "a totally new experience" according to the commander of the Malaysian contingent in the country.
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Selected Articles: US Broke its Teeth in Venezuela?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-21
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
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'Massive and protracted' humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be 'beaten back' if donors step up
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-21
"Urgent and sustained funding" for a Government-led response to what is now a "massive and protracted" humanitarian crisis across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is required, said the head of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN relief chief on Thursday.
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Fox News' Self-Fulfilling Propaganda on Ocasio-Cortez – How right-wing cable spent months demonizing the freshman lawmaker–then falsely inflated her unpopularity
Reed Richardson | fair.org | 2019-03-21
For Fox News ( 3/17/19), 41 percent equals "most." | Over the weekend, Fox News published a story ( 3/17/19) on a recent Gallup poll that asked the public about their opinions on Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The headline claimed that her unfavorable rating had "skyrocketed"–rising 15 points since last September–a…
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A Wisconsin Judge Upends the GOP Power Grab and Restores the Authority of the Democratic Governor
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-03-21
A Wisconsin Judge Upends the GOP Power Grab and Restores the Authority of the Democratic Governor…
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Kushner, Inc.: Vicky Ward on How Jared and Ivanka's Greed & Ambition Compromise U.S. Foreign Policy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-21
House Democrats are continuing to probe how President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner received a top-secret security clearance despite concerns from the CIA. The New York Times recently reported Trump ordered then-Chief of Staff John Kelly to grant Kushner the clearance despite the judgment of intelligence officials. Kushner failed to report over 100 foreign contacts on his initial application for clearance, which was denied by the FBI after a background check into his financial history and contacts with foreign investors. Kushner later revised his application three times, and was ultimately granted…
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Elizabeth Warren Versus Joe Biden
Ruth Conniff | commondreams.org | 2019-03-21
Biden, who defends his friendliness with Republicans including Strom Thurmond, John McCain, and Mike Pence, as a healthy sign of civility and bipartisanship—comes from an era when the good old boys got together and made policy. (Photo: Jay Godwin/GoodFreePhotos) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'No, you can't say 'Cortez": AOC lashes out at Fox show over surname snafu
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-21
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted an irate stream in response to a Fox show guest who mocked how she pronounces her name and for the media outlet apparently repeatedly getting her surname wrong. | …
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British singer Joss Stone performs a concert in Rojava
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-21
Famous British singer Joss Stone has performed a concert in the Kurdish-controlled part of Syria after sneaking across the border, ANF News reported on March 4. | The British star, whose second album Mind Body and Soul reached number one in the British charts in 2004, posted on her Instagram feed that she was "glad nothing bad happened" as she crossed over. Reports suggest that she performed to people in the city of Derik. | The Mail on Sunday has reported that she was accompanied by Paul Conroy, the war photog…
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians strike in its second week
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-21
As the strike by CSO musicians in opposition to concessions entered week two, the Democratic Party and the trade unions feigned support for the strike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/21/csos…

Third rail no more? MoveOn asks 2020 Dems to boycott AIPAC
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-21
Influential progressive activist group MoveOn.org has a favor to ask 2020's army of Democratic presidential candidates: steer clear of the AIPAC conference. Do not pass Go; do not collect hefty campaign checks. | …
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Judge Blocks Lame-Duck Power Grab by Wisconsin GOP
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-21
"Once again it took a court order to force Republicans to respect WI voters." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Algeria at a turning point: the people rise up
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-21
Since February 22, Algeria has been rocked by huge and overwhelmingly peaceful protests against the regime of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. | The epicentre of this movement has been the city of Algiers. There have been large protests every Friday, to which the police have had to take a conciliatory attitude because of their sheer size, despite street protests being illegal in the capital. | The Arab Spring of 2011–12 spread to Algeria, producing the largest protest movement for many years. However, through a combination of repression and concessions, such as reducing prices on foodstuffs, the Bouteflika g…
greenleft.org.au/content/algeria-turning-point-people-rise

'Bizarre new low': Republicans outraged after Trump claims he approved McCain's funeral
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-21
Donald Trump is facing fresh criticism, including from people within his own party, for complaining that he didn't get a thank you for giving late Senator John McCain "the funeral he wanted." | …
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FBI joins criminal probe as US Senate panel set to grill FAA & Boeing over 737 MAX certification
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-20
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined a multi-agency criminal probe into the certification of the Boeing 737 Max 8, following reports that regulators had delegated much of the troubled plane's testing to Boeing itself. | …
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