2019-04-19: News Headlines

Global Research (2019-04-19). Two Books for One Price: Combined Special Offers from Global Research Publishers. globalresearch.ca Global Research Publishers bring you a number of special offers on two-book combined purchases. Click on a link below to order the combined book offer of your choice: | . | . | | : | *SPECIAL OFFER: Voices from Syria + The Dirty War on : …

Fight Back (2019-04-19). U of MN protesters outnumber attendees at Jeff Sessions talk. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Both Donald Trump and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Minnesota, April 15, and both were met with protest and disruption upon arrival. Trump spoke outside of a truck equipment company in the Twin Cities suburb of Burnsville and was met by activists denouncing his anti-immigrant policies and defending progressive Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. | Jeff Sessions was met with even larger crowds as protesters outnumbered attendees at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, where he was slated to speak to a "sold out" crowd, but which ultimately had fewer than one-thir…

Staff (2019-04-19). Will the Mueller Report Help Defeat Trump in 2020? (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com Trump and his base will remain unaffected by the Mueller Report, and it will mainly serve as a "political football" between Republicans and Democrats, say Gerald Horne and Kamau Franklin, but it can still be used against Trump in 2020…

Andrew Levine (2019-04-19). What Will It Take For Trump to Get His Due? counterpunch.org It is hard to recall now but before the 2016 election, blatant contempt for the rule of law and other longstanding (small-r) republican values, public displays of stupidity, extreme character flaws, and irrefutable evidence of psychological instability could wreck a presidential campaign; and it was practically axiomatic that no presidency could be headed by anyone More

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-19). US-North Korea Summit 3.0? Pyongyang Accuses Pompeo and Bolton of Creating "An Atmosphere of Hostility and Mistrust" globalresearch.ca Days earlier, Trump said a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would be a good idea. | Two earlier ones achieved virtually nothing toward stepping back from the brink on the Korean peninsula toward regional peace, stability, and normalized …

Staff (2019-04-19). Biden Expected to Launch Presidential Campaign Next Week. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race next week. | The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 high-profile Democrats. Biden, 76, would be the oldest and most experienced politician in the race. | His plans were confirmed by three people with knowledge, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The announcement is expected as early as Wednesday and would cap months of deliberation over his…

Staff (2019-04-19). Stop & Shop Strikers Are Standing Up for All Grocery Workers. truthout.org The current New England grocery workers' strike will likely have long-lasting national significance. The strike that started April 11 with 31,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers at about 240 supermarkets in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut is about to enter its second week. It is the largest private-sector strike in the United States since 2017 and the largest strike in the U.S. retail sector since the Southern California grocery workers' strike of 2003-2004. | The strike is an important political event. Over the past few days, several Democratic presidential candidates, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren,…

Kalena Thomhave (2019-04-19). Democrats Battle Over How to Raise the Minimum Wage. commondreams.org The call for a $15 minimum wage is getting louder, and more people are hearing it. The Fight for $15 has won numerous victories, as states (including California and New York) and localities have passed their own laws to institute a $15 minimum wage—or even higher.

Robert L. Borosage (2019-04-19). The Democratic Primary May Get Ugly, but It's a Necessary Fight. thenation.com The Democratic Primary May Get Ugly, but It's a Necessary Fight…

Dan Bacher (2019-04-19). U.S. Senate Confirms Oil Lobbyist David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary. counterpunch.org The U.S. Senate on April 11 voted 56-41 to confirm President Trump's nominee David Bernhardt, former oil and gas corporation and Westlands Water District lobbyist David Bernhardt, to be the Secretary of the Interior. Senators Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Martin Heinrich (N.M.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), as well as Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), joined Senate Republicans More

commondreams (2019-04-19). Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and Consumer Groups Urge Congress to Protect Marginalized Communities from Discriminatory Privacy Abuses. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Bruce Shapiro (2019-04-19). The Mueller Report Is a Road Map for Congressional Investigation. thenation.com The Mueller Report Is a Road Map for Congressional Investigation…

Daniel Larison (2019-04-19). Trump's Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency. globalresearch.ca As expected, Trump used his veto tonight to reject S.J.Res. 7, the antiwar Yemen resolution passed by both houses of Congress earlier this year. | Trump has been a supporter of the war on Yemen for years, and since taking office …

Staff (2019-04-19). House Escalates Trump Inquiry With Subpoena for Full Mueller Report. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller's report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump. | "It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. He expects the Justice Department to comply by May 1. | While Mueller declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate the president, all but leaving the question to Congress. | Mueller's report provides fresh evidence of Tr…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-04-19). Yemen Protests Trump Veto of Congressional Resolution to Stop Supporting Saudi War. mintpressnews.com "My message is only to the American people: is spilling more Yemeni blood acceptable to you?" asked a man in his seventies. "There is no difference between the vampires and Donald Trump. Trump is a real character who insists on sucking more Yemeni blood," a young protester told MintPress.

teleSUR (2019-04-19). Nigeria: Buhari Increases Monthly Minumum Wage To US$98. telesurenglish.net Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019 into law, senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang confirmed Thursday. | RELATED: | Millions of Nigerians Without Access to Water, Diseases Spike | The Act makes it compulsory for employers in Nigeria…

WSWS (2019-04-19). Mueller report re-ignites political warfare in Washington. wsws.org Congressional Democrats and their media backers are seeking to use the findings of the investigation to boost their right-wing anti-Russia campaign.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-04-19). Pentagon Spending Set to Hit Near-Record Levels, But 'Establishment Says We Can't Afford' Progressive Policies. commondreams.org "Very few in Congress are questioning how the U.S. can afford to spend $7.5 trillion on the military." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rachel M. Cohen (2019-04-19). House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Is Facing a Primary Challenge. theintercept.com Mckayla Wilkes, a 28-year-old administrative assistant, part-time student, and mother of two, has had enough. In late March, she announced that she was mounting a bid for Maryland's 5th Congressional District, aiming to unseat one of the oldest and most powerful Democratic members, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Wilkes is running on a host of progressive policies, but plans to put particular focus on Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and affordable housing. | A student of political science, Wilkes hasn't formerly been involved in politics before, but thinks t…

teleSUR (2019-04-19). 'An Act of Hate': Journalist Shot Dead in Northern Island Riots. telesurenglish.net A 29-year-old Northern Irish journalist was shot dead during rioting in Londonderry overnight, an attack that shocked the region and police said was likely the work of Irish nationalist militants opposed to the 1998 Good Friday peace deal. | RELATED | Dublin Backs Brexit Delay as Labour Accepts Deal Talks with May | Rioting hit the Irish nationalist Creggan area of the city in Northern Ireland late Thursday after a raid by police, who said they were trying to prevent militant…

WSWS (2019-04-19). Teachers demand freedom for Assange and Manning. wsws.org Teachers have been in the forefront of a wave of global strikes and struggles over the last year, which terrifies the ruling class and is motivating its attack on free speech and democratic rights.

WSWS (2019-04-19). Germany: SPD and Greens act as stooges for the far-right in Hamburg. wsws.org The coalition which controls the Hamburg Senate is acting as an extension of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) against anti-fascist students, teachers and parents.

RT (2019-04-19). 'Total bulls**t': Trump blasts 'fabricated' statements in Mueller report. rt.com US President Donald Trump unleashed scathing remarks about special counsel Robert Mueller's "crazy" report on Friday, saying it was written by "angry Democrats" and contains statements which are "total bulls**t."

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-04-19). Demanding to Hear Directly From Mueller, Nadler Subpoenas Full, Unredacted Report Friday. commondreams.org House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Friday morning that the entire unredacted Mueller Report would be subpoenaed by his committee "in the next couple of hours," reiterating that Democrats are not satisfied with the Trump administration's suggestion that the report is a closed matter. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kevin Gosztola (2019-04-19). On WikiLeaks Email Releases, Mueller Team Ignored Findings Of Former US Intelligence Officials. shadowproof.com Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on an investigation into alleged Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election does not confirm, without a doubt, that Russian intelligence agents or individuals tied to Russian intelligence agencies passed on emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign to WikiLeaks. | Mueller's team highlighted statements from WikiLeaks on Twitter about former Democratic National Committee (DNC) staff member Seth Rich, which seemed to relate to the alleged source of emails and documents the organization published. Yet, more explicit claims from WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Ass…

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-18). Tulsi Gabbard says US wars 'cost millions of lives' and 'strengthen terrorist groups'. thecanary.co 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has once again slammed US 'regime change' wars. The Iraq veteran tweeted out a video of her discussing … | Read more Tulsi Gabbard says US wars 'cost millions of lives' and 'strengthen terrorist groups' | By Mohamed Elmaazi

Staff (2019-04-18). Black Alliance For Peace Revives Black Anti-War Tradition (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com The US has been at war in the Middle East for 28 years, starting with Operation Desert Storm in Iraq, then into Afghanistan, Syria, and now we are learning of military bases, operations, and troops in African nations…

Arabi Souri (2019-04-18). Displaced Syrians Returning from Refugee Camps in Jordan. globalresearch.ca Displaced Syrians in refugee camps in Jordan continue to return to their country through Nassib — Jaber border crossing after their towns and villages were cleaned from the US-sponsored terrorists.. | Yesterday's batch of returning families was mostly of women and …

United Nations (2019-04-18). 'Foreign children' in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official. un.org Help is needed urgently from the international community to help some 2,500 apparently stateless "foreign children" at a camp for the displaced, in north-east Syria, a top UN official said on Thursday.

Staff (2019-04-18). Is Trump for Detente or Militarism? — RAI with Stephen Cohen (2/5). therealnews.com Trump's stated aim is to reduce tensions with Russia, but is it motivated by peaceful objectives or is it preparations for aggression towards Iran and China — Stephen Cohen joins host Paul Jay for a spirited discussion on Reality Asserts Itself…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-04-18). War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We. dissidentvoice.org So, what have we learned from the Israeli legislative elections on April 9? A whole lot. To start with, don't let such references as the "tight race" between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, fool you. Yes, Israelis are divided on some issues that are particular to their social and …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-18). Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a "Huge Gift" & Possibly the 2020 Election. democracynow.org As Attorney General William Barr releases Robert Mueller's long-anticipated report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky about what he sees as the political perils of "Russiagate."

Democracy Now! (2019-04-18). Noam Chomsky: The Green New Deal Is Exactly the Right Idea. democracynow.org Supporters of the Green New Deal are launching a nationwide tour Thursday to build support for the congressional resolution to transform the U.S. economy through funding renewable energy while ending U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. Democracy Now! spoke with Noam Chomsky about the Green New Deal and the lessons of the old New Deal in Boston last week.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-18). "A Message from the Future with AOC": New Film Imagines World Transformed by the Green New Deal. democracynow.org As the push for the Green New Deal builds momentum in the United States, The Intercept has released a short illustrated video imagining a future shaped by the progressive environmental movement. It's titled "A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez." The New York congressmember narrates the film to envision an America that has been transformed by the Green New Deal policies, including a just transition of jobs, Medicare for all, and a total overhaul of the country's energy system. The result is a vision of radical hope and transformation. The film features stunning artwork by award-winning illustra…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-04-18). Barr's claims vs. Mueller's facts: The Trump-Russia saga isn't over yet. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Skepticism from Congress and legal analysts about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian disruption of the 2016 presidential election, and then GOP-nominee Donald Trump's role in the saga, means the story isn't over yet. And that's even after Attorney General William Barr, whom now-President Trump chose, repeatedly declared at an April 18 press conference, …

Greg Guma (2019-04-18). Poisoned Press: The Original Plot to Stop Bernie Sanders. globalresearch.ca Long before any votes are cast for president, some Democratic thought leaders have made up their minds about at least one thing. Bernie Sanders is too risky to be the party's nominee. And this existential fear of the so-called …

United Nations (2019-04-18). Service and Sacrifice: Ugandan 'Blue Helmets' support UN efforts to bring peace to Somalia. un.org A contingent of 530 Ugandan "Blue Helmets" (63 women, 467 men) is playing a crucial role in the United Nations' efforts to help bring peace and stability to Somalia. They make up the United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU, that is tasked with protecting UN compounds in Mogadishu in order to assist the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) to carry out their mandate.

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2019-04-18). NAACP BLASTS WOEFULLY DEFICIENT RELEASE OF MUELLER REPORT. naacp.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2019 CONTACTS: NAACP@sunshinesachs.com BALTIMORE — Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, issued the following statement regarding U.S. Attorney General William Barr's release of the redacted version of Special counsel Robert Mueller's report: "The report released today by Attorney General William Barr falls woefully short of what is owed to Congress and …

The Real News Network (2019-04-18). Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran" globalresearch.ca Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested that the Trump administration would not rule out going to war with Iran even though there is no explicit authorization from Congress to do so. Pompeo said this in the context …

Comité No Guerra no Nato (2019-04-18). Os 70 Anos aa NATO: De Guerra em Guerra. globalresearch.ca DOCUMENTAàáàÉO APRESENTADA PELO CNGNN NO CONGRESSO INTERNACIONAL DO 70 ∫ ANIVERSàÅRIO DA NATO, FLORENàáA, 7 DE ABRIL DE 2O19 | ÂNDICE | A NATO nasce da Bomba | A NATO renova-se, após a Guerra Fria | A NATO destrói o Estado Jugoslavo | A NATO expande-se …

John Nichols (2019-04-18). Barr Has Abandoned the Constitution in Order to Serve Trump. thenation.com Barr Has Abandoned the Constitution in Order to Serve Trump…

RT (2019-04-18). NXIVM sex cult's alleged illegal political contributions reportedly went to Hillary Clinton. rt.com The NXIVM sex cult is facing allegations that it illegally bundled campaign donations to gain political favor with an unnamed US presidential election candidate and reports suggest that the politician is Hillary Clinton.

James Risen (2019-04-18). Annotating Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Redacted Report. theintercept.com A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's " Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Election," was released to Congress and the public by Attorney General William Barr on Thursday. The text of the report appears below, with redactions Barr said were made mainly "to prevent harm to ongoing matters and to comply with court orders prohibiting the public disclosure of information bearing upon ongoing investigations and criminal cases." | Intercept reporters are annotating the report in updates here t…

RT (2019-04-18). 'PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!' Trump lashes out at 'greatest political hoax' ahead of Mueller report. rt.com President Donald Trump has savaged Hillary Clinton, the FBI, and the Democratic Party for committing "the greatest political hoax of all time," hours before Attorney General William Barr releases the redacted Mueller report.

RT (2019-04-18). AG Barr has 'no objection' to Mueller testifying as Democrats say he 'spun' report in Trump's favor. rt.com US Attorney General William Barr has "no objection" to Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifying before Congress regarding his investigations into now-disproven "collusion" between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-04-18). Debunking the "Assange is a Russian Agent" Smear. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — Not even the US government alleges that WikiLeaks knowingly coordinated with the Kremlin in the 2016 publication of Democratic Party emails; the Robert Mueller Special Counsel alleged only that Guccifer 2.0 was the source of those emails and that Guccifer 2.0 was a persona covertly operated by Russian conspirators. The narrative that Assange worked for or …

WSWS (2019-04-18). Vetoing Congressional resolution, Trump reaffirms US support for Saudi slaughter in Yemen. wsws.org Trump's veto is a declaration of the absolute authority of the president to wage war without the fig leaf of congressional approval.

WSWS (2019-04-18). Hundreds of peaceful climate change protesters arrested in UK. wsws.org There have been no serious incidents of public disorder except when the police arrived in large numbers and swooped in to arrest people.

United Nations (2019-04-18). Thursday's Daily Brief: impact of bad working conditions, Syria and Libya humanitarian news, human rights in Bahrain, families reunified in South Sudan. un.org Thursday's top news includes: A new report on the dangerous impact of stressful working conditions; the need to decongest Al Hol camp in Syria; a US$2 million allocation from the UN's emergency fund to ramp up the humanitarian response in Libya; human rights concerns over a mass terrorism trial in Bahrain; and 6,000 children reunited with their parents and caregivers in South Sudan.

Mehdi Hasan (2019-04-18). Dear Democrats: Mueller Just Handed You a Road Map for Impeachment. Follow It. theintercept.com The White House on April 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. | mendacious Attorney General William Barr, and his repeated — and repeatedly dishonest — attempts to summarize and spin the special counsel's report prior to publication. | You now have access to the report itself, and even the " Last Process: 50 Citations: 2019-04-20 01:16 GMT (21:17 EST)