2019-04-20: Social Media Postees

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President Assad Receives Russia's Special Envoy to Syria
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received today in Damascus Mr. Alexander Lavrentiev and accompanying delegation which included Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. | Mr. Lavrentiev is an active Russian career diplomat with more focus on Astana talks between the Syrian state …
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The "Deal of the Century": The Palestinian Cause Is behind Iran and Hezbollah's Success
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Israel is not preparing a military adventure against Gaza, Syria, Hezbollah or Iran because it is in fact already attaining its objectives both internationally and domestically. | Its military apparatus regularly hits targets in Syria with a calculated risk of retaliation …
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Report on Mueller's Witch Hunt Exposes Russiagate Hoax
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
Summarized, redacted or in full doesn't matter. House, Senate and Mueller probes ended with a whimper, not a bang. They laid an egg, discovering nothing connected to the mandate of what was probed. | Russiagate has been and remains a colossal …
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Megacorporations Want More Ocean Farms. That's a Huge Mistake
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-20
The world's fisheries are on the brink of total collapse, and entire species of fish are threatened with being wiped out completely. But in spite of so much at stake for marine life and ecosystems, some policymakers and thought leaders believe we should transform our ocean waters into vast, floating farmlands. | Fish industry groups and megacorporations are now calling on Congress to reintroduce legislation that would open federal waters to this practice of industrialized f…
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US Involvement in the War against Yemen: Trump's Veto
Ken Stone | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-20
According to Canadian analyst Ken Stone, member of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War the power of the US Congress has been "effectively diminished" as it failed to override President Trump's veto of a bipartisan bill to end US …
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The Iron Fist of "Free Trade"
T.J. Coles | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-20
President Donald Trump is against the big, multilateral "free trade" deals (which have little to do with trade) supported by so-called "liberal elites" (who are not really liberal), like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Such deals include the Trans-Pacific Partnership, from which Trump withdrew, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which appears to be …
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Ekrem İmamoğlu declared Mayor of Istanbul 17 days after the election
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-20
Having finally completed all the necessary recount protocols and with all votes tallied, Turkish opposition figure Ekrem ƒ∞mamoƒülu of the Republican People's Party (CHP) confirmed his victory in Istanbul's mayoral elections. Thus ended a 17-day appeal process complete with a full recount in a number of constituencies. Victory by a narrow margin Looking at …
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Climate Campaigners Stage One of France's Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-20
Parts of a major business district just outside of Paris city limits were shutdown Friday when more than 2,000 climate campaigners staged what organizers described as one of France's largest ever acts of civil disobedience. | Peaceful demonstrators descended on La Défense to protest government complicity and companies fueling the global climate crisis. | Carrying signs that condemned Emmanuel Macron as "president of polluters," the protesters blocked access to the buildings of three major businesses and the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition. | The direct action was organized by Action…
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Canada is Warming at Twice the Rate of the Globe, Says New Report
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-20
Greenpeace Canada analyst hopes study serves as a wake-up call for Trudeau government, but says "You can't wake up a man who's only pretending to be asleep" on climate change…
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Democrats' Russia obsession a 'huge gift' to Trump for 2020 — Noam Chomsky
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
Progressive intellectual Noam Chomsky called the Democratic party's focus on 'Russiagate' a 'huge gift" for President Donald Trump that "could hand him the next election." | …
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The Mueller report and the campaign against Russia
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
An editorial in the New York Times makes clear that the central purpose of the Democrats' campaign against Trump has been to demand more aggressive action against Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/20/pers…

Democratic candidate asks to start impeachment process against Trump
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-20
Washington, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren today called on the House of Representatives to start impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump.
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On WikiLeaks, Mueller Ignored Findings of Former US Intelligence Officials
Kevin Gosztola | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-20
(SP) — 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 …

On WikiLeaks, Mueller Ignored Findings of Former US Intelligence Officials

Former ISIS Commanders Rehabilitated as Traffic Cops in Syria Under US Watch
Alexander Rubinstein | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-20
(MPN) — Locals of Ein Issa, a Syrian town just north of the city of Raqqa are reportedly fed up with former ISIS members and commanders who have been rehabilitated by U.S. proxy forces as traffic cops. "Reliable sources" told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) that former Daesh militants have been converted into "security members" …

Former ISIS Commanders Rehabilitated as Traffic Cops in Syria Under US Watch

Affordable Housing Means No on S.B.50
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-04-20
The famous writer, James Baldwin, is back, in our San Francisco mailboxes on a fabulous, urgently needed slick mailer denouncing the racist, anti-labor SB50 luxury housing bill promoted by Democrat State Senator of San Francisco, formerly the worst San Francisco Supervisor in memory, Scott Weiner.
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Screening of documentary film 'Seeing Through the Wall'
Peace Action of San Mateo County | indybay.org | 2019-04-20
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo | 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94402…
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Two Books for One Price: Combined Special Offers from Global Research Publishers
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
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 : | …
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U of MN protesters outnumber attendees at Jeff Sessions talk
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-19
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…
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The Destruction of the Palestinians Will Be Israel's Undoing
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2019-04-19
Most of Israel's problems would be solved if it could establish lasting peace with its neighbors, says journalist and filmmaker Mariam Shahin.
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US-North Korea Summit 3.0? Pyongyang Accuses Pompeo and Bolton of Creating "An Atmosphere of Hostility and Mistrust"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
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 …
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House Escalates Trump Inquiry With Subpoena for Full Mueller Report
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-19
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…
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The Mueller Report Is a Road Map for Congressional Investigation
Bruce Shapiro | thenation.com | 2019-04-19
The Mueller Report Is a Road Map for Congressional Investigation…
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Yemen Protests Trump Veto of Congressional Resolution to Stop Supporting Saudi War
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-19
"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.
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Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and Consumer Groups Urge Congress to Protect Marginalized Communities from Discriminatory Privacy Abuses
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-04-19
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Trump's Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency
Daniel Larison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
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 …
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U.S. Senate Confirms Oil Lobbyist David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
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…
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On WikiLeaks Email Releases, Mueller Team Ignored Findings Of Former US Intelligence Officials
Kevin Gosztola | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-19
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…
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What Will It Take For Trump to Get His Due?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
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…
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Will the Mueller Report Help Defeat Trump in 2020? (Pt 2/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
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…
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UN condemns attack on Ebola treatment centre in DR Congo which left doctor dead, two others injured
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-19
The UN has condemned an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, which led to the death of a doctor working for the World Health Organization (WHO), and injured two others.
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The Democratic Primary May Get Ugly, but It's a Necessary Fight
Robert L. Borosage | thenation.com | 2019-04-19
The Democratic Primary May Get Ugly, but It's a Necessary Fight…
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William Barr Misled Everyone About the Mueller Report. Now Democrats Are Calling for His Resignation
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2019-04-19
Instead of an honest reading of the Mueller report, Trump's attorney general distorted it. Now, Democrats are calling for his resignation.
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Pentagon Spending Set to Hit Near-Record Levels, But 'Establishment Says We Can't Afford' Progressive Policies
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-19
"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…
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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Is Facing a Primary Challenge
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2019-04-19
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…
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Mueller report re-ignites political warfare in Washington
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-19
Congressional Democrats and their media backers are seeking to use the findings of the investigation to boost their right-wing anti-Russia campaign.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/19/muel…

Demanding to Hear Directly From Mueller, Nadler Subpoenas Full, Unredacted Report Friday
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-19
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…
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'Total bulls**t': Trump blasts 'fabricated' statements in Mueller report
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-19
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." | …
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Tulsi Gabbard says US wars 'cost millions of lives' and 'strengthen terrorist groups'
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
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…
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Black Alliance For Peace Revives Black Anti-War Tradition (Pt 1/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-18
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…
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'Foreign children' in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-18
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.
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War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-18
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 …
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Noam Chomsky: The Green New Deal Is Exactly the Right Idea
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-18
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.
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/18/noam_chom…

Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a "Huge Gift" & Possibly the 2020 Election
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-18
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."
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/18/chomsky_b…

Is Trump for Detente or Militarism? — RAI with Stephen Cohen (2/5)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-18
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…
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Barr's claims vs. Mueller's facts: The Trump-Russia saga isn't over yet
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-18
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, …
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"A Message from the Future with AOC": New Film Imagines World Transformed by the Green New Deal
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-18
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/18/a_message…

Barr Has Abandoned the Constitution in Order to Serve Trump
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-04-18
Barr Has Abandoned the Constitution in Order to Serve Trump…
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NAACP BLASTS WOEFULLY DEFICIENT RELEASE OF MUELLER REPORT
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2019-04-18
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 …
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Pete Buttigieg: Will a gay globalist take the 2020 US elections?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-18
In 2020, the next presidential elections will be held in the United States. Not long ago, the country elected its first black president, and in 2016, a woman, Hillary Clinton, came close to victory. The time has come to expand Overton's window even further: for the first time, a gay man may become the next …
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Service and Sacrifice: Ugandan 'Blue Helmets' support UN efforts to bring peace to Somalia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-18
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.
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