2019-05-08: Social Media Postees

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US is Acting in Venezuela like the ' West Cowboy ', Spanish FM Says
plenglish.com | 2019-05-08
Madrid, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Spain"s Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, accused Wednesday the United States of behaving like a "cowboy" in Venezuela and demanded a solution to the political conflict in that country through peaceful means.
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CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge WALK for PEACE
Toby Blome | indybay.org | 2019-05-08
BE GREEN AND CARPOOL | See http: //tripplanner.transit.511.org for public transit options. | Golden Gate Transit Buses 10, 70, 80 | and SF Muni Bus 28 stop at the bridge (SF side). | Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. | 11: 45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends to converge in the middle for World Peace. Then march to the SF side for rally.
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NATO and the Culture of War: Ireland's History of Resistance
Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of NATO with the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949. Established as a peacetime alliance between the United States and Europe to prevent expansion of the Soviet …
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Social movements under intense attack despite Colombia 'peace plan'
Medea Benjamin | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-08
This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | With Venezuela occupying the small bandwidth our media has for news about Latin America, there is virtually no information about Colombia, where a horrible wave of violence in the past two years has taken the lives of hundreds of social movement leaders and activists around the country, especially in places such as Cauca, Antioquia, Santander and Arauca. That's why Colombia's social movements organized the Humanitarian Refugee Convergence, w…
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The Myth of a Disunited and Dysfunctional Palestine Is an Israeli Invention
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-08
The myth of the disunited and dysfunctional Palestinian is very much an Israeli invention that precedes the inception of Hamas, and even Fatah. This Zionist notion, which has been embraced by the current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, argues that 'Israel has no peace partner'.
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Families Belong Together | Peaceful Action Protest
Roya Brake & Rebekah Padilla | indybay.org | 2019-05-08
WALNUT CREEK: | – South Side corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and N. Civic Drive | – Iron Horse Trail Bridge above Ygnacio Valley Road (please plan to use effectively large signage in this area)…
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South Koreans Ratify Support for Peace Policy towards DPRK
plenglish.com | 2019-05-08
Seoul, May 8 (Prensa Latina) A large majority of South Korean citizens describe the government"s policy regarding the promotion of peace with North Korea as positive, local media stress.
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Corporate Media Target Gabbard for Her Anti-Interventionism–a Word They Can Barely Pronounce
Owen Walsh | fair.org | 2019-05-08
by Owen Walsh Tulsi Gabbard being challenged on The View ( 2/20/19) by Ana Navarro: "Why are you so against intervention in Venezuela?" | Presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has not garnered much press coverage since announcing her bid on February 2; she's the 13th-most-mentioned Democratic candidate on TV news, according to FAIR's most recent count ( 4/14/19). | But when corporate media do talk about the Hawaii congressmember, they tend to reveal more about themselves than about her…
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NATO Is Endangering Us All
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
When Canadians support NATO, they are supporting ISIS and al Qaeda. They are also supporting international illicit drug trafficking, a source of covert funding for covert war crimes. | In Syria, the proxies are al Qaeda, ISIS, and their affiliates, commanded …
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Syria Military Operation to Liberate Idlib Has Begun. Estimated 40,000 Terrorists in Idlib
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
The zero-hour has arrived in Idlib, as the long awaited military operations to clear the last remaining terrorist-controlled area in Syria has begun. It is estimated that there are 40,000 terrorists, some with their families, and they comprise many …
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Syria Testimonies: "The White Helmets Are More Dangerous than Any Terrorist" — Retired Schoolteacher, Mesyaf
Vanessa Beeley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
"The White Helmets are more dangerous than any terrorist". | Find out why by listening to this important testimony from the town of Mesyaf that has recently been under attack from Israel and the Israeli-backed terrorists in northern Hama and Idleb. …
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Corporate Media Target Gabbard for Her Anti-Interventionism—a Word They Can Barely Pronounce
Owen Walsh | commondreams.org | 2019-05-08
The campaign of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), writes Walsh, "is just one small piece of a larger phenomenon in the mainstream media: Space for dissenting opinions on the US's neoliberal, interventionist foreign policies must not be allowed." (Photo: MSNBC) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The DCCC's Plan to Punish Democrats for Backing Primary Challengers Is Sparking Backlash
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-05-08
The DCCC's Plan to Punish Democrats for Backing Primary Challengers Is Sparking Backlash…
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Trump's Troubling Rebuke of Congressional Oversight
Victoria Bassetti, Tim Lau | commondreams.org | 2019-05-08
The Trump administration has ignored a deadline for releasing President Donald Trump's tax returns and attempted to block subpoenas for current and former officials to appear before Congress. (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'This Kind of Obstruction Is Dangerous': Ahead of Barr Contempt Vote, DOJ Threatens Executive Privilege to Block Full Mueller Report
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-08
"The department's decision reflects President Trump's blanket defiance of Congress's constitutionally mandated duties," said House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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South African elections held amid rising social discontent and alienation from ANC
wsws.org | 2019-05-08
If the African National Congress secures a majority in today's poll, as expected, this is only a testament to the political rottenness of the main opposition parties.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/08/sout…

The Democratic Counterrevolution Has a Self-Appointed Leader: Josh Gottheimer
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-05-08
Not long after Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were sworn into Congress, they began hearing from their new colleagues that one member of the House Democratic caucus, Josh Gottheimer, had particularly strong views about each of them. Gottheimer, a second-term representative from New Jersey, has deep ties to the lobbies for Saudi Arabia and Israel, while Tlaib and Omar are often critical of both Mideast governments. | So when Gottheimer reached out to meet with Tlaib, she was eager to take it, hoping that a personal connection would help bridge their differences. On the day of the meeting, February 6, Gottheimer arriv…
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Unless Democrats Refute the Myth of a "Good Economy," Trump Likely to Win Second Term
John Atcheson | commondreams.org | 2019-05-08
U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a Tax March D.C. event on the U.S. Capitol East Lawn April 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Activists gathered on Capitol Hill to urge for "a fair economy that works for all Americans," to "demand" Congress repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and "demand" President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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New York State Senate Passes Bill to Make Trump's Tax Returns Available to Congress
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-08
"We must ensure that Congress can't be blocked in their attempts to hold even the highest elected officials in the land accountable to the American people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Interning for a Centrist Democrat Pushed Me to Democratic Socialism
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-08
In March 2017, a legislative assistant for Congressman Don Beyer (D-Virginia) summoned me and the other interns for a talk. "Can you all meet me in the boss's office in five minutes?" she asked. After completing the mundane work we had been doing, answering constituent inquiries and concerns by phone mostly, we meandered to the sophomore Democrat's office. It was during this formative meeting, two months into an unpaid internship, that the glaring contradictions between the policy aspirations of Democratic voters and the status quo hard lines pushed by party leadership became clear to me. | After the legislati…
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Mitch McConnell's Plot to Seize Full Power for the GOP Is Working
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-08
On Monday I wrote about the GOP's long-term plan to turn the presidency into a (Republican) unitary executive office. You might think that it makes no sense that members of Congress would go along with such a thing, seeing as it dir…
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Healthy MOMMIES Act Introduced to Tackle 'Unconscionable' US Maternal Mortality Crisis
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-08
A group of congressional Democrats on Wednesday unveiled legislation that aims to tackle the nation's maternal mortality crisis—which disproportionately affects black and Native American women—by promoting community-based, holistic healthcare for pregnant women and new moms. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Nurses Tell Big Pharma, "Put Patients Over Profits"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-08
Day in and day out, American nurses see the damaging fallout of a for-profit healthcare system. That's why nurses have long been at the forefront of the fight for healthcare justice. Last week, that fight took them to the headquarters of PhRMA, the trade group that represents pharmaceutical industry companies. Members of National Nurses United, along with other Medicare for All advocates, used bandaids to plaster PhRMA's walls with the GoFundMe pages of patients who've turned to crowdfunding to cover their healthcare expenses. The protest came just one day before Congress held its first-ever Medicare for All h…
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New Era for the ERA? 35 Years Later, Will Equal Rights Amendment Finally be Ratified?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-08
Activists and lawmakers testified last week before a House Judiciary subcommittee in the first congressional hearings on the Equal Rights Amendment in more than 35 years. The constitutional amendment was approved by Congress in 1972, and was ratified by 35 states over the next decade — three states short of the required total needed by a 1982 deadline. Nevada and Illinois have since ratified the amendment. A bill by Rep. Jackie Spear would eliminate the 1982 deadline, leaving the ERA just one state away from becoming a part of the U.S. Constitution. We speak with co-presidents and CEOs of the ERA Coalition/…
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Will the Trump Regime Attack Venezuela and Iran?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
Imperial madness defines US geopolitics under Republicans and undemocratic Dems, seeking dominion over planet earth, its resources and populations. | Naked aggression and other hostile actions are its favored strategies. Trump delegated his geopolitical agenda to hardline extremists Pompeo and Bolton….
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Biden Says Trump Is an "Aberration" From the GOP. He's Wrong
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-08
"I actually like Dick Cheney, for real. I get on with him. I think he's a decent man." –Joe Biden, George Washington University, 2015This article is not about former senator, former vice president and current presidential candidate Joe Biden. Well, it isn't all about Joe Biden, to be clear, so let's get the Joe part out of the way first. See, Biden has a Republican problem that is actually part of a larger national problem, so we need to go to Joe from the jump because he frames the dilemma with nice 90-degree angles. | The mainstream press enjoys calling Biden a "dealmaker" because of his close relation…
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Cecile Richards: Georgia's New "Fetal Heartbeat" Bill Criminalizes Women Who Seek Abortions
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-08
Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed into law Tuesday a six-week abortion ban, or so-called "fetal heartbeat law" that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected–something that typically happens just six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women realize they're pregnant. It is now one of the country's most restrictive abortion laws. "It doesn't just make abortion illegal," says | Cecile Richards, former head of Planned Parenthood. "It basically would allow women to be convicted and either sentenced to death or to life imprisonment in Georgia." She notes the real medical crisis for w…
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Joe Biden Likes Republicans So Much Because He's So Much Like Them
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2019-05-08
After Five Decades of Serving Corporate Power, He's Eager for the Top Job…
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Georgia's New "Fetal Heartbeat" Bill Criminalizes Women Who Seek Abortions
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-08
Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed into law Tuesday a six-week abortion ban, or so-called "fetal heartbeat law" that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected–something that typically happens just six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women realize they're pregnant. It is now one of the country's most restrictive abortion laws. "It doesn't just make abortion illegal," says Cecile Richards, former head of Planned Parenthood. "It basically would allow women to be convicted and either sentenced to death or to life imprisonment in Georgia." She notes the real medical crisis for…
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Trump asserts executive privilege over Robert Mueller's report — DOJ
rt.com | 2019-05-08
US President Donald Trump has invoked executive privilege over the unredacted Mueller report and other materials subpoenaed by the House Democrats, the Justice Department has said. | …
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Workers and youth defend Assange and democratic rights at SEP (Australia) meetings
wsws.org | 2019-05-08
"Politicians have a vested interest in keeping him behind bars, so it will require a broad mobilisation of people to save Assange and defend our rights."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/08/sint…

Don't Let Measles Hysteria Defeat Freedom
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-08
As of May 3, the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Health reported 1,510 cases of Ebola and 1,008 deaths to date in the country's current outbreak. Partial blame for the government's inability to contain the outbreak goes to armed attackers who believe that international health workers are there to intentionally spread the disease, not…
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John Laird derides Santa Cruz environmentalists
Meta Self | indybay.org | 2019-05-08
Laird: business as usual; Democratic Party bullshit; Earth is dying and these arrogant bozos are in charge.
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Accepting union challenge, Kamala Harris spends day with teachers
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-08
DEARBORN, Mich. (PAI)–Accepting a challenge from national union leaders to Democratic presidential hopefuls, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., spent a day in Michigan walking in workers'–in this case, teachers'–shoes. And between reading to elementary schoolers in Dearborn and fielding their questions, and answering adults at a town hall meeting sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers …
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Biden Spends $1.4 Million on Digital Ads in Less Than Two Weeks
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-08
Former Vice President and current 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden is bolstering his front-runner status in the Democratic primary with a flurry of digital ad spending. | Although he declared his candidacy just two weeks ago, Biden has already surpassed most 2020 Democrats in online ad spending — shelling out more than $1.4 million between Facebook, Google and Twitter. Just two weeks in, Biden's online political advertising spending already accounts for more than one in every $10 spent on digital ads by all major…
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Democratic-Aligned Think Tank Knocks Bernie Sanders For Vote Aimed at Avoiding War With Iran
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-05-08
A mainstream, Democratic Party-aligned foreign policy think tank is knocking Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for voting against new sanctions on Iran in 2017 — though the think tank itself and many members of its board oppose new Iran sanctions. | Sanders has been an outspoken supporter of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and said at the time that he voted against the measure in…
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Trump is Not a Tyrant, He Just Admires Them
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-08
President Trump is not a tyrant, but he doesn't shy away from admiring them. And, that should give one pause in feeling secure that our nation's leader is committed to sustaining the world's longest running democratic republic. For those who don't see his lack of understanding how a democracy functions, they should consider his statements…
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Trump Floats Proposal to Cancel 2020 Elections
Eric London | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-08
On Sunday, Donald Trump re-tweeted a post by the arch-reactionary evangelical preacher and prominent Trump confidant Jerry Falwell, Jr. calling for the president to extend his term from the constitutionally mandated four years to six. | Referring to the Democratic Party-led …
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PRD Consolidates Positions in Panama's Elections
plenglish.com | 2019-05-08
Panama, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Partido Revolucionario Democratico (PRD) has emerged today as the best-placed political organization after the general elections, in which it won the presidency of Panama, most seats in Parliament and 40 of 81 town halls.
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Fear Mongering and Capitalism: A Recipe for Fascism? (1/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-08
The effort to sell security to the people of the US is based on stoking irrational fears, something Trump has taken to new extremes, but which Democrats are guilty of as well, explains Charles Derber, who discusses his new book…
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Will A Green New Deal Save the Climate, or Save Capitalism?
Shamus Cooke | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-08
After decades of neoliberal torment it's easy to yearn for capitalism's tranquil past, a simpler time that delivered stability, fairness, and progress. This mythology around a golden age of U.S. capitalism is regularly conjured up by Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who reference the New Deal-era programs that delivered democratic reforms and a massive investment…
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Tucker Carlson attacks 'frothing extremist' Brian Sims over pro-abortion clips, roasts CNN's silence
rt.com | 2019-05-08
A video of Democratic lawmaker Brian Sims confronting pro-life protesters has sparked outcry, including from Fox News' Tucker Carlson, who said Sims might look like a "mentally-ill panhandler," but is really a "Democratic star." | …
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DR Congo: Ebola claims over 1,000 lives, Guterres commits 'whole' UN system, to help 'end the outbreak'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-08
Now in its tenth month, the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has claimed more than a thousand lives, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to throw the support of "the whole United Nations system" into stemming the spread of the deadly virus.
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Krugman v. Sanders on Medicare-for-All
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-08
Last week Krugman devoted a column to dismissing the Democrats septuagenarians (Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders) as not being prepared to deal with the presidency in today's political environment. Part of his indictment of Sanders was an unwillingness to compromise, most notably on health care reform. As Krugman put it:…
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Senate Confirmation of Export-Import Bank Directors Means Billions More Dollars in Federal Fossil Fuel Financing
commondreams.org | 2019-05-08
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Better training 'a necessary and strategic investment' in peacekeeping that saves lives: Guterres
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-07
Better training for peacekeepers being deployed to increasingly hostile environments is a "necessary and strategic" investment which can also save lives, the UN Secretary-General told Security Council members on Tuesday.
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Iran's Reduced Compliance with Nuclear Accord Should be Met with Good-Faith Diplomacy, Not Escalation
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-05-07
Washington, D.C. — May 7, 2019 — In response to reports that Iran will announce a reduction in its compliance with the Iran Nuclear Agreement on May 8, the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration's unilateral withdrawal from the agreement, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the …
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What I Saw in Gaza Changed Me Forever
Ned Rosch | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-07
Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism is a powerful collection of 40 essays by Jews from diverse backgrounds. Each describes a personal journey from a Zionist worldview to activism in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis striving to build a society founded on justice, equality, and peaceful coexistence. In this excerpt from the essay "Palestine and my Journey of Self-Discovery," Ned Rosch describes the deep impact of a visit to Gaza in 2014, shortly after the intensive bombings of Israel's "Operation Protective Edge." | The great Indian writer Arundhati Roy wrote, "The trouble is that once you see it, you can't un…
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Tuesday's Daily Brief: prizewinning journalists freed in Myanmar, new tracking tool for suspected terrorists, and a global bid to stop snakebite deaths
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-07
This Tuesday, we cover: the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar; how to detect and disrupt terrorist travel; escalation in Syria fighting; an update from the World Food Programme on Yemen; and how the UN is working to reduce snakebite deaths.
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Escalation in Syria fighting cause for 'great concern' says UN chief, dozens more civilians dead or injured
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-07
UN chief António Guterres has said that he's following "with great concern" intensifying clashes in north-western Syria that have claimed yet more civilian lives and displaced thousands in recent days.
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