2019-04-08: Social Media Postees

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Trump's Neocons See Erdogan as Their Ticket to a Region-Wide Middle East War
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
Turkish troops and armored units are massed along Turkey's southern border awaiting orders to invade northern Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to clear a ten mile-deep swath of land east of the Euphrates River in order to remove …
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The Syrian American Council's Pressure Campaign to Censor One of Its Major Critics
Alexander Rubinstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
The Syrian American Council and a collection of pro-war lobbyists have led an intimidation campaign aimed at bullying a major Washington-based bookstore, Politics and Prose, into canceling award-winning journalist and author Max Blumenthal's launch event for his new book …
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Are Death Threats the New Norm for Zionists and the Rampaging Right?
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-08
Ilhan Omar is not the first prominent politician to challenge Zionism or its methods of shoring up support in the U.S. She is, however, the first Hijabi in Congress.
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Trump Sacks DHS Secretary Nielsen
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
The USA Patriot Act was written months before 9/11, kept on the shelf, ready to be enacted into law following the mother of all false flags. | Numerous other police state laws, executive orders, presidential and homeland security directives, congressional authorization …
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Kings Bay Plowshares: Peace Activists Face 25 Years for Action at U.S. Nuclear Submarine Base
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-08
A group of peace activists have been jailed for over a year before trial for entering the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia last April to protest U.S. nuclear weapons. The action took place on April 4, 2018–the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination. Armed with hammers, crime scene tape and baby bottles containing their own blood, seven anti-nuclear activists secretly entered Kings Bay–one of the largest nuclear submarine bases in the world–under the cover of night. Their goal was to symbolically disarm the six nuclear ballistic missile submarines kept there. Each submari…
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President Moon's Unenviable Task
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-04-08
This article was originally published on Common Dreams. When President Moon Jae-in of South Korea meets with President Donald Trump at the White House this week, he may find himself fighting the urge to pour cold water all over Trump, because that's what Trump did to the Korea peace process when he met with Kim …
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Why Democratic Contenders Now Call for Abolishing the Electoral College
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-04-08
Why Democratic Contenders Now Call for Abolishing the Electoral College…
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The Democratic Party Offers a Glimpse of a Better Future (Photo Essay)
Michael Nigro | truthdig.com | 2019-04-08
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The Democratic Party Is Not Going Nuts. It's Coming to Its Senses
Ryan Cooper | commondreams.org | 2019-04-08
A President Bernie Sanders would probably be the furthest-left president in history, surpassing Franklin Roosevelt by a bit. (Photo: Illustrated | Scott Eisen/Getty Images, eugenesergeev/iStock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Progressives hit attempt by Democratic Party establishment to crush primary challengers
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-08
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As House Votes US Out of Yemen, Saudis Bombs Leave Scores of Schoolchildren Dead
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-08
This latest attack came just two days after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a joint resolution invoking congressional authority under the War Powers Resolution to direct the president to end U.S. participation in the devastating Saudi-led war against Yemen.
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Jeremy Corbyn's 'advice' to a US congresswoman shows he's anything but a hate figure
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-04-08
The Sunday Times published a full frontal assault on Jeremy Corbyn on 7 April. The outlet released a story that effectively branded him a … | Read more Jeremy Corbyn's 'advice' to a US congresswoman shows he's anything but a hate figure | By Tracy Keeling…
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No to NATO: Time to End Aggressive Militarism
Margaret Flowers | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
This week, the Foreign Ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries met in Washington, DC. NATO was greeted with bi-partisan support from Congress and by protesters who held actions and events from Saturday, March 30 through their meeting …
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No To NATO: Time To End Aggressive Militarism
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-08
"No to NATO" Protest Washington DC, March 30, 2019 (Photo from UNAC) This week, the Foreign Ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries met in Washington, DC. NATO was greeted with bi-partisan support from Congress and by protesters who held actions and events from Saturday, March 30 through their meeting at the US …
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Committee Votes to Move David Bernhardt's Nomination as Interior Secretary to Full Senate Vote
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-08
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on April 4 voted 14-6 to move the nomination of Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former Westlands Water District and oil industry lobbyist, to a full Senate vote, setting the stage for a contentious and heated debate. In his lobbying disclosures, Bernhardt has listed…
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Trump's Big Lie About Health Care
Jesse Jackson | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-08
Donald Trump's madcap presidency is now seeking to strip 20 million Americans of their health care coverage. He has instructed the Justice Department to join the lawsuit seeking to declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. He then proclaimed that Republicans would offer a far better alternative, tweeting they'll become the "Party of Great Health Care."
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Millionaire Pelosi Repeats Insurance Co Lies on Medicare for All
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-04-08
The outrage of robot voting in San Francisco for the Democratic incumbent when it is not possible for a Republican to win is brought home with the re-election of 79 year old millionaire Democrat Rep Nancy Pelosi, who again repeats the insurance company lies about Medicare for All, HR 1384.
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Why 'Russiagate' is the Same as 'WMD in Iraq' for America's Mainstream Media
Strategic Culture | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-08
(SC Opinion) — America's Democratic Party 'news'-media are now defending themselves against charges that they had trumpeted false allegations against Donald Trump regarding "Russiagate." Republican Party 'news'-media are strutting because they didn't. But in the lead-up to America's invasion and destruction of Iraq (and here's "How the US Destroyed Iraq"), the mainstream 'news'-reporting was just as bad then as now, only …

Why ‘Russiagate’ is the Same as ‘WMD in Iraq’ for America’s Mainstream Media

'Another Horrific Attack': US-Backed Saudi Coalition Bombs Yemen School, Killing Mostly Children
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-08
"President Trump, I urge you to sign the resolution Congress passed last week ending U.S. support for this conflict. Yemen needs humanitarian aid, not more bombs," tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Portuguese Organization Demands Freedom for Lula
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-08
08 de abril de 2019, 15: 36Lisbon, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) On Monday, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reiterated its solidarity with the Brazilian people and demanded the release of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who served an unjust year in prison.
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'Call Your Freakin Reps': Pressure on Congress to Restore Net Neutrality or Face Public Wrath
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-08
"Despite ISP giants like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T spending hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbying, they've failed to fool the public and efforts to restore net neutrality are moving forward." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Critics Warn Designation of Iran's Revolutionary Guard as Terrorist Organization Is Trump Itching for War
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-08
"There is an urgent need for Congress to rein Trump in on Iran before he can start a war that will devastate the U.S., Iran, and the Middle East for generations to come." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Years of Work Down the Drain' as Trump Endangers Wildlife and Communities by Gutting Successful Conservation Program
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-08
As part of its anti-environment agenda, the Trump administration has directly contradicted orders from Congress by cutting funding for a successful national conservation program. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Jundallah: the US-backed Salafi Terrorists Operating in Iran
Aram Mirzaei | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-08
While terrorism is a phenomenon most of us have come in touch with during our lifetime, much of the coverage is shadowed by terrorism in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq, where US-backed terrorist groups have wreaked havoc in devastating the wars that have plagued these countries. | Nonetheless, terrorism is widespread across the region, even in Iran. Due to Iran's relatively strong internal stability, terrorist groups have been unable to catch major headlines in the Islamic Republic as terrorist groups often conduct hit and run attacks or the occasional kidnappings of young drafted border guards and…
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Inter Parliamentary Union Assembly in Doha Discusses on World Peace
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-08
Doha, Apr 8 ( Prensa Latina) The need to foster peace and fight terrorism were the directives of the debates on the second day of Section 140 of the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), currently being held in Doha.
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Putin and Erdogan Discuss Economic Cooperation and Syria
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-08
Moscow, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin is receiving his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is attending the 8th High-Level Council between the two countries on Monday, when they will also deal with economic cooperation and the conflict in Syria.
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Daraka Larimore-Hall holds fundraiser in San Rafael
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2019-04-08
Candidate for Chair of California Democratic Party impresses progressive Democrats in Marin.
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'This is unholy': Twitter aghast as red Trump yarmulkes sported at Jewish event
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-07
Trump-branded yarmulkes were spotted at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas on Saturday, sparking a wave of reaction on Twitter, with some expressing anger at the perceived lack of respect to the religious headpiece. | …
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Mueller's probe is over, but bogeyman Russia will come in handy for 2020 presidential hopefuls
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-07
There was no collusion but, for the crowded field of candidates hoping to be nominated by Democrats as their runner for 2020, Russia is still a good target to blame or to threaten with. Will using such rhetoric actually help them? | …
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UN chief reaffirms commitment to untying 'Gordian knot' of Middle East conflict and instability
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-06
Underlining the "enormous" opportunities for sustainable development and investment in the Middle East, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reaffirmed the Organization's deep engagement in a "surge of diplomacy for peace," to "untie the Gordian knot of conflict and instability."
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Facebook, Twitter & Google to testify before Senate panel on censorship of conservatives
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-06
Three tech and social media giants are scheduled to send their representatives to testify at a Senate hearing, following a string of accusations alleging that they foster a left-wing bias and routinely censor conservative voices. | …
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AOC accused of using 'verbal blackface' during speech to black audience
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-06
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being accused of faking a southern accent during a speech to a black audience, a transgression that makes her very much like… Hillary Clinton, according to detractors. | …
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Turkey: the wondrous tale of democratic resilience
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-06
An American historian, Hayden White, once made fame by claiming that historical accounts were essentially like novels, each with their own plot and structure. Whatever we think about White's post-modern move, histories of early 21st-century Turkey are sure to read like thrillers with many ups and downs. | Turkey's local elections on March 31 added a new page to this dramatic tale. Reuters correspondent Humerya Pamuk spoke for many when she called the polls "nothing short of historic". | Against expectations, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost in five of the six bigges…
greenleft.org.au/content/turkey-wondrous-tale-democratic-resilience

The Syrian American Council's Pressure Campaign to Censor One of Its Major Critics
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-05
The Syrian American Council and a collection of pro-war lobbyists have led an intimidation campaign aimed at bullying a major Washington-based bookstore, Politics and Prose, into canceling award-winning journalist and author Max Blumenthal's launch event for his new book The Management of Savagery. | And it appears to have worked. Politics and Prose announced that it would "postpone" the event, citing "concerns" over the event's "format, substance, … [and] security" in a tweet. In a testament to the ferocity of the harassment campaign ag…
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U.S.-Mexico border delegation hears from immigrant women stuck in Nogales, tours border wall and Sonoran Desert
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-05
Nogales, Sonora, Mexico – The second day of the Legalization for All Network delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border on March 31 was intense and emotional. The delegation divided into three groups for the day, which allowed them to gain a wider range of experiences. | One group of delegation members crossed the U.S.-Mexico border into Nogales to visit the organization HEPAC (Hogar de Esperanza y Paz – Home of Hope and Peace) and hear testimonies from women fleeing horrific situations and trying to seek asylum in the U.S. Another group accompanied the humanitarian organization Tucson Samaritans deep into the Arizona…
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Minnesotans honor MLK and say yes to peace, no to NATO
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-05
St. Paul, MN – On April 4, 80 people gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol building to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to use his words to analyze the militarism of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Both MLK and NATO are connected to the date of April 4. | On April 4, 1967, Dr. King delivered his "Beyond Vietnam" anti-war speech at the Riverside Church in New York City. He would tragically be assassinated exactly one year later, on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. | On April 4, 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty was signed marking the inception of the military allia…
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Reluctant Soldier, Confused Peacenik
Eric Walberg | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-05
Bowe Bergdahl captured the American imagination in 2009 when he disappeared from what had become his living hell. His battalion commander, Lt Baker, was not only an obnoxious tyrant (handing out Field-Grade Article 15s, just short of a court martial, supposedly for being out of uniform, but in fact for complaining about the mission to …
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An All-Female Ticket for 2020
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-04-05
An All-Female Ticket for 2020…
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Some Democrats Haven't Learned the Lessons of #MeToo
Steve Phillips | thenation.com | 2019-04-05
Some Democrats Haven't Learned the Lessons of #MeToo…
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Tampa Bay students rally against Trump's wall and demand protections for undocumented students
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-05
Tampa, FL – The Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a rally April 3 to stand against the U.S.-Mexico border wall and demand protections for immigrant students at the University of South Florida (USF). One of these protections is non-deputization of campus police to enforce immigration policy. The event featured a mock border wall, symbolizing the recent attacks on immigrants by the U.S. government. | "USF needs to stand by its undocumented and immigrant students to make its claims of diversity true. USF has to become noncompliant with federal agencies like the Department of Homeland…
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Freedom Road Socialist Organization greets New People's Army on 50th anniversary of founding
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-05
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following message from Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) to the Communist Party of the Philippines. | Dear Comrades, | It has been 50 glorious years since the Communist Party of the Philippines founded the New People's Army, and Freedom Socialist Organization sends our warmest greetings to your commanders and fighters on this significant occasion. From modest beginnings, the New People's Army has grown into a mighty force that is establishing red political power in the countryside and carrying forward the national democratic revolution with a socialist orientati…
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Headlines for April 5, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-05
Congress Approves Resolution to End U.S. Support for War on Yemen, Report Blames Ethiopian Crash on Boeing 737 MAX Software Failure, Boeing CEO Apologizes for Crashes That Killed 346 People, Trump Threatens Mexico with Auto Tariffs over Migration, Migrants Say Mexico Is Denying Humanitarian Visas Under U.S. Pressure, 280 Arrested in Texas ICE Raid as Trump Heads to Border, Rogue Libyan General Advances on Tripoli, Mozambique Faces Food Emergency as Cholera Cases Mount, House Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act Over NRA Objections, Trump to Nominate Herman Cain to Federal Reserve Board, Trump Pushed for Speedy…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/5/headlines

An ex-soldier cleared of terrorism charges for fighting Daesh is detained by police returning from holiday
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-04-05
Jim Matthews, a former soldier cleared of terrorism charges for joining the fight against Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) in Northern Syria has accused the UK police … | Read more An ex-soldier cleared of terrorism charges for fighting Daesh is detained by police returning from holiday | By Emily Apple…
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A Top Progressive Consulting Firm Is Doing PR for an Israeli Spy Company
Alex Kane | theintercept.com | 2019-04-05
A prominent political communications shop that works on Democratic campaigns, employs Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaign alums, and boasts of its role in the fight for gun control and LGBT equality is representing an Israeli firm notorious for selling powerful surveillance technology to authoritarian governments around the world. | NSO Group, which is facing multiple lawsuits charging that its technology was used to spy on journalists and dissidents, hired SKDKnickerbocker to help with media inquiries as the spy firm tri…
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NATO 'doesn't need to exist': Ron Paul to RT (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-05
Commenting on the 70th anniversary of NATO, former US Congressman Ron Paul told RT the alliance is actually harmful to US interests of peace and commerce, empowering only the military-industrial complex and those who want empire. | …
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Trump is 'for socialism' … but only when it comes to funding US military industry — Tulsi Gabbard
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-05
US President Donald Trump, who has been relentlessly bashing everything linked to what he sees as 'socialism,' is himself no stranger to using socialist principles to support the US arms industry, Tulsi Gabbard has claimed. | …
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Trump's Rhetoric Echoes Nazi Germany, Beto O'Rourke Says, Accurately
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-04-05
President Donald Trump's defenders professed outrage on Friday at comments from Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate, who accurately observed that the president's rhetoric on immigrants would not have been out of place in Nazi Germany. | Speaking at two campaign events in Iowa, O'Rourke said that Trump's policy of separating the children of asylum-seekers from their parents as they cross the border, "follows the rhetoric of a president who not only describes immigrants as rapists and criminals, but as animals and an infestation.
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Syria War Lobby that Hosted Genocide Advocate Campaigns to Censor Book Exposing Its Operations
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-04
Neocon-backed pro-war lobby group the Syrian American Council pressured the independent DC bookstore Politics and Prose to "postpone" an event…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/04/syrian-americ…

Congress Sends Historic Yemen War Powers Resolution to the President
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-04-04
(Photo: Felton Davis) Washington, D.C. — April 4, 2019 — In response to the House sending S.J.Res. 7–legislation directing the president to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen–to the president's desk, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "This vote amounts to the …
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In Libya, Guterres 'deeply concerned' by risk of fresh military confrontation, urges restraint
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-04
The UN chief has expressed his deep concern by the reported advance of forces based in the east, towards the Libyan capital, Tripoli, declaring that "there is no military solution" to restoring peace and stability to the country.
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