2019-04-17: Social Media Postees

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Trump's Neocon Administration Want War in Venezuela: Gabbard
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
U.S. congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii sat down for an interview with MSNBC Tuesday to discuss her campaign for the presidency and her views on a number of topics, including the potential military intervention in Venezuela. | RELATED: | Peruvian Journalist Wins Pulitzer Prize For Critiquing Trump | Gabbard told the Hardball host Chris Matthews that U.S. President Donald Trump is surrounded by "neocon war hawks" that want war with Venezuela, despite the catastrophic effects t…
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Nancy Pelosi Denies Accusations that Ilhan Omar is Anti-Semitic
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-17
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for politicizing the 9/11 terror attacks in an attempt to harm the image of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. | RELATED: | Progressives, Democrats Slam Trump over 'Disgusting' Video linking Ilhan Omar to 9/11 | Pelosi jumped to Omar's defense during a CNN interview this week, saying that the Minnesota congresswoman is not anti-semitic. | "I don't think the congresswoman is anti-Semitic. I woul…
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The Toxic Lure of "Guns and Butter"
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
The current political brawl over next year's budget is highly significant. With Democrats in a House majority for the first time in eight years, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and most other party leaders continue to support even more largesse for the Pentagon. But many progressive congressmembers are challenging the wisdom of deference to the military-industrial complex…
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The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us
Ellen Brown | truthdig.com | 2019-04-17
As public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation's second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919. The race is extremely close, with state bank bills now passing their first round of committee hearings in both states' senates. | In California, the story begins in 2011, when then-Assemblyman Ben Hueso filed his first bill to explore the creation of a state bank. The bill, which was for a blue-ribbon committee to do a feasibility study, sailed through both legislative…
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Vote-Trading for Big Coal
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
The closing weeks of Montana's legislative sessions are always perilous. Legislators are worn out from more than three months of hearings, floor debates, and living on chicken wings and bacon-wrapped appetizers at nightly "receptions." To say their judgment is clouded would be a vast understatement. But what's going on in the Montana Senate right now…
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Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran"
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-17
In recent congressional testimony, Sec. of State Pompeo linked Iran to al Qaeda and 9/11 and would not say whether he would apply the 2001 war authorization (AUMF) to Iran. Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the implications…
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Trump Vetoes 'Dangerous' Resolution to End US Military Involvement in Yemen
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-17
US President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution that sought to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the White House has said. | "This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the | …
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Washington's Biggest Fairy Tale: "Truth Will Out"
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
The arrest of Julian Assange has produced rapturous cheering from the American political elite. Hillary Clinton declared that Assange "must answer for what he has done." Unfortunately, Assange's arrest will do nothing to prevent the vast majority of conniving politicians and bureaucrats from paying no price for deceiving the American public.
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Hawai'i in Trouble
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-17
I first visited Hawaii (Oahu and Maui) in the early 1980s. The islands retained some of the glorious beauty of their pre-American life. I remember the mountains in Oahu. They are not tall. They are smooth, green, with deep ridges. It's like the Hawaiian goddess Pele drew her fingers over a soft matter at the…
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Trump Is 'Going To Go Full Animal' Says Steve Bannon
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2019-04-17
Donald Trump's former chief adviser predicted Mr. Trump would "come off the chains" and use the Mueller Report to "bludgeon" his opponents and ignore congressional oversight requests for documents. Attorney General Barr's memorandum on Mueller's report left Trump feeling vindicated, triumphant and unleashed.
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Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led Yemen War
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-17
(ANTIWAR.COM) — On Tuesday, President Trump capped off months of effort in Congress to pass a War Powers Act challenge to the US involvement in the war in Yemen, vetoing the bill and claiming it was a "dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities." The bill, SJ Res 7, was a straightforward bill under the War Powers …

Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led Yemen War

'Policy of scapegoating': Ron Paul speaks against US militarism feasting on China & Russia threats
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-17
The US should step away from belligerent rhetoric and wind down its wasteful militaristic policies, former congressman Ron Paul told RT, after its Secretary of State accused Beijing and Moscow of bankrolling the Venezuelan leader. | …
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Senate votes 56-41 to confirm David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-04-17
"After all of the clear documentation about his conflicts of interest and his apparent corruption, it's really disappointing to seeing the Senate agree to make this guy the secretary with 56 votes," said John McManus, President of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA).
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'Shameful': With Millions on Brink of Famine in Yemen, Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Complicity
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-17
Congress urged to "pull out the stops to confront this president who thinks starving millions of Yemenis is a price worth paying for high arms industry profits." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Petition Demanding 2020 Democrats Hold Climate Debate Reaches 30,000 Signatures in Just 48 Hours
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-17
"It's no longer sufficient to have a single token environmental question that 2020 candidates get to brush off with a soundbite." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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A Dangerous Hate Campaign Is Ramping Up Against Ilhan Omar
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-16
Minnesota freshman Congressmember Ilhan Omar says death threats against her have spiked in number since President Trump tweeted a video juxtaposing her image with footage of the 9/11 attacks. Trump posted the video Friday with the caption, "WE WILL NEVER FORGET." Trump's tweet intercut video of the World Trade Center towers burning with video of Omar speaking about the increasing attacks on the Muslim American community after 9/11. Congressmember Omar's comments were originally taken out of context and circulated by right-wing media, from The Daily Caller to Fox News. Congressmember Omar said in a statement, "
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Rep. Ilhan Omar Faces Death Threats & "Dangerous Hate Campaign" as Right-Wing Attacks Continue
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-16
Minnesota freshman Congressmember Ilhan Omar says death threats against her have spiked in number since President Trump tweeted a video juxtaposing her image with footage of the 9/11 attacks. Trump posted the video Friday with the caption, "WE WILL NEVER FORGET." Trump's tweet intercut video of the World Trade Center towers burning with video of Omar speaking about the increasing attacks on the Muslim American community after 9/11. Congressmember Omar's comments were originally taken out of context and circulated by right-wing media, from The Daily Caller to Fox News. Congressmember Omar said in a statement, "Thi…
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Defining Endless War Down – How corporate media factcheckers dismiss nearly three decades of combat in Iraq
Reed Richardson | fair.org | 2019-04-16
Taking a country to war is the most consequential step political leaders can take. So it would follow that a free press tasked with holding political leaders accountable for such a fateful decision would exercise the utmost scrutiny when it comes to reporting on the costs–both financial and human. | This necessarily rigorous journalistic oversight should never be satisfied with repeating vague claims of progress or accepting easily contradicted evidence about having achieved peace. Literal human lives, both civilian and military, hang in the balance, and so as a war drags on, it becomes increasingly impo…
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PATRICK LAWRENCE: Trump & the Bolton-Pompeo Axis
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-16
Patrick Lawrence eyes the U.S. president's difficulties with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton as he tries to resume peace talks with Pyongyang. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News Moon Jae-in's Oval Office meeting… Read more ?…
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Trump's Veto Keeps U.S. Complicit in Yemen, For Now
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-04-16
Washington, D.C. — April 16, 2019 — In response to President Trump vetoing S.J.Res. 7, legislation that directed him to withdraw U.S. support for the Saudi/UAE-led war in Yemen, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Trump can't claim to be ending endless wars while opposing the will of a majority …
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UN Security Council condemns Taliban offensive as a blow against 'sustainable peace'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-16
The United Nations Security Council has condemned the announcement by Taliban militants in Afghanistan of its spring offensive, saying it will result in more "unnecessary suffering and destruction for the Afghan people".
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Julian and Martin: Reflections on the Arrest of Assange
Richard Rubenstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-16
Will someone please explain to me why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a hero for violating laws sustaining the system of racial discrimination, while Julian Assange is considered a villain for violating laws sustaining the system of imperial war? Democratic Party bigwigs are celebrating the arrest of the Wikileaks founder in London and the…
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Democrats Raise $75 Million So Far, Signaling a Drawn-Out Fight
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-04-16
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns that signals a drawn-out battle likely lies ahead. | Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led the field by raising $18 million and California Sen. Kamala Harris came in second with $12 million. Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke came in third with $9.3 million, followed by South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who capitalized on a flurry of publicity to raise $7 million. | The rest of the field of more than a dozen candidates raised $…
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Pelosi Says Democrats Must "Hold the Center," Snubs AOC Wing of Party
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-16
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the left wing of her Democratic Party on Sunday, saying the number of outspoken progressives in Congress is "like five people." | Speaking to CBS's "60 Minutes," the California Democrat said the group aligned with freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs to learn to toe the party's center line. | "Over here on the left flank are these self-described socialists, on the right, these moderates," said correspondent Lesley Stahl. "And you yourself said that…
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Maybe Rich Liberals Don't Hate Sanders Because They Fear He Can't Win, But Because They're Rich
Adam Johnson | fair.org | 2019-04-16
by Adam Johnson For the New York Times ( 4/16/19), "mainstream Democrats" are found "from canapé-filled fund-raisers on the coasts to the cloakrooms of Washington." | Why does the New York Times take rich liberals at their word that their concern with Bernie Sanders is that he would lose to Trump, rather than the obvious, glaring fact that his election would run counter to their interests? | The New York Times ( 4/16/19)…
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Legal Experts Say There's No Justification for Refusing to Release the Mueller Report in Full
Joshua Holland | thenation.com | 2019-04-16
Legal Experts Say There's No Justification for Refusing to Release the Mueller Report in Full…
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US establishment 'centrists' meet UK establishment 'centrists', and Twitter responds accordingly
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-16
US Democratic Party leader Nancy Pelosi met with three former Labour MPs on 14 April. Two of them helped found The Independent Group after … | Read more US establishment 'centrists' meet UK establishment 'centrists', and Twitter responds accordingly | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
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A Path to Democratic Socialism Means a Path To Climate Justice
Thea N. Riofrancos | commondreams.org | 2019-04-16
Fighting both climate change and extreme inequality simultaneously is adept political strategy. (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann Gorden/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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AMLO Scraps Education Reforms from Previous Administration
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-16
A "so-called" reform for Mexico's education system introduced during the Peña Nieto administration is being shelved, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) said Tuesday. | RELATED: | Mexico to Protect Pemex with Stabilization Funds | The reform was "ineffective" and not in line with the needs of the teaching sector, the president said, adding that Congress…
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AIPAC and the Federal Election Commission
Renee Parsons | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-16
Today's Members of Congress cower and acquiesce to AIPAC's insatiable demands as the organization has refined its efforts with substantial donations and whatever it takes to assure the election of candidates who are, first and foremost, loyal to Israel.
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Assange 'must answer for what he has done', says Hillary Clinton — who backed devastating wars abroad
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-16
Hillary Clinton recently told an audience in New York that Julian Assange "must answer for what he has done". The problem is that, while … | Read more Assange 'must answer for what he has done', says Hillary Clinton — who backed devastating wars abroad | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
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The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the 2019 Australian election
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
The SEP is standing Senate groups in New South Wales and Victoria and running candidates in the House of Representatives' electorates of Parramatta in Sydney, Calwell in Melbourne and Ipswich in Brisbane.
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Trump vetoes congressional resolution to end US support of Saudi-led Yemen war
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-16
US President Donald Trump has vetoed a resolution passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives that sought to end US involvement with the Saudi-led war in Yemen. It is the second veto of his presidency. | …
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As Sanders 2020 Campaign Gains Steam, Corporate Democrats Reportedly 'Growing Increasingly Nervous'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-16
"Being loathed and feared by the rich is a big reason why Bernie is so appealing, and Democrats who don't understand this by now will never get it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Bernie Sanders stuns establishment with Fox News town hall success
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-16
US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appeared on Fox News for an hour-long town hall special on Monday night — and much to the shock and surprise of Fox and other media, the democratic socialist not only survived, but thrived. | …
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Venezuela Strengthens Peace Diplomacy Despite Coup Plans
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-16
Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has strengthened diplomacy for peace despite coup and interventionist plans that have emerged in the region led by the United States against Venezuela.
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House Democrats Ramp Up Probe of Trump's Finances With Deutsche Bank Subpoena
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-16
The only major bank that President Donald Trump has been able to count on for financial backing was among those that were issued subpoenas Monday, as House Democrats ramp up their probe of the president's finances. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Attacks on Ilhan Omar Reveal an America Set Against Muslims
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-16
(MEE) — The bullying has been quite extraordinary. First came the liberal establishment and their conflated accusations of anti-Semitism. Then came the conservatives with their tears. And now, the president has accused her of trivialising 9/11. His supporters, a circus of right wing media and pundits, are insinuating that she is neither fit for Congress nor is she a loyal citizen of the …

The Attacks on Ilhan Omar Reveal an America Set Against Muslims

An assembly of political bankrupts: Historical Materialism and Jacobin host "Socialism in Our Time" conference
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-16
A more accurate title for the event would have been, "Democratic Party Politics in Our Time," or, perhaps, "Socialism not now, not ever."
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Watch | The Top Five Special Interests Pushing Regime Change in Venezuela
Kei Pritsker | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-15
Think about who gets rich off of the Venezuela regime-change agenda. It's the same people that said we had to invade Iraq in order to prevent nuclear apocalypse. It's the same people who said the world would stop turning on its axis if we didn't carpet bomb Libya and Syria.
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Campaign calls for Twitter to suspend Trump for 'inciting hatred' against Ilhan Omar
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
Calls are growing to suspend Donald Trump's Twitter account. Because on 12 April, he pinned a vile video-led tweet of progressive congresswoman Ilhan Omar. … | Read more Campaign calls for Twitter to suspend Trump for 'inciting hatred' against Ilhan Omar | By Fréa Lockley…
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Group of Centrist Democrats Undermine Federal $15 Minimum Wage Bill
Michael Arria | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-15
A group of Democrats plans to severely weaken a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour by the year 2024. | The lawmakers proposed an alternative piece of legislation that would regionalize a wage increase, establishing a minimum wage floor that would vary by area. | In January, the Raise the Wage Act was introduced in the Senate by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and in the House by Representative Bobby Scott (D-Va.). | The b…
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Medicare for All Divides Democrats but Might Unite the Nation
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-15
Michael Lighty speaks on Sanders' Medicare for All bill, the corporate-fueled war inside the Democratic Party, and the battle for American minds…
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"Stunning and Revealing" — DCCC Demands Loyalty Oath From Political Consultants
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-15
As Jeff Cohen points out, political fear of progressives and corporate power have pushed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) towards strategies for stopping primary challenges…
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Egyptian actor Khaled Abol Naga leads anti-Sissi campaign in Washington
Aboulfotouh Kandil | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-15
WASHINGTON–In their second summit at the White House, President Trump met Egypt's military dictator, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, on April 9, praising him for being a "great president who has been doing a fantastic job." Meanwhile, earlier that day, members of the U.S. Congress, human rights organizations, and activists at a hearing condemned el-Sissi's human rights …
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Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-15
Neera Tanden, a long-time ally of former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, has joined other establishment insiders in celebrating the arrest of transparency … | Read more Hillary Clinton ally suggests Assange is a 'fascist'. But Twitter hits back. | By Mohamed Elmaazi…
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Pick old man Biden, talk trans rights, make Ilhan Omar the star: 5 ways Dems can lose 2020 to Trump
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-15
The Democratic Party appears to be ignoring the warning signs along a road that could see Donald Trump celebrate a mathematically unlikely victory next November. | …
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Trump campaign raises $30mn in 2019, same as Sanders & Harris combined
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-15
US President Donald Trump's reelection campaign reports it has been awash with donations that have surpassed the $30 million milestone in the first quarter of the year. His likely Democratic rivals are lagging far behind. | …
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Tulsi Gabbard attempts to 'talk Twitter' with GOT meme, fails miserably
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-15
2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard attempted to reach Game of Thrones fans via Twitter by using their own language — memes — but instead cemented herself as the official "mom" of social media. | …
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'She is out of control!': Trump takes fresh aim at Ilhan Omar after 9/11 furor
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-15
US President Donald Trump has doubled down on his heated criticism of Democrat Ilhan Omar, accusing the congresswoman of anti-Semitism and claiming "she is out of control." | …
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