Daily Archives: March 1, 2019

2019-03-01: News Headlines

Tony Cartalucci (2019-03-01). Returning Syrian Refugees Were Fleeing US Proxy War, Not "Assad" globalresearch.ca A recent BBC segment titled, " The Syrians returning home after years of fleeing war," contradicted 8 years of the British state media's narratives regarding the war in Syria. | A synopsis of the short BBC video segment would read: …

Marjorie Cohn (2019-03-01). Cohen Knows What Trump Is Capable Of. His Testimony Should Terrify Us. zcomm.org On February 27, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee for six hours. In two months, Cohen will begin serving a three-year prison sentence. He pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations involving illegal hush money and falsely testifying to Congress that Trump Tower Moscow negotiations had Read more…

Paul Street (2019-03-01). Cohen's Overlooked Warning — and Other Media Silences Worth Hearing. counterpunch.org Drawing by Nathaniel St. ClairI fear that if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power. | — Michael Cohen, speaking to the U.S. Congress, February 27, 2019 | It's the silences — the things left out and sent down the "memory hole" — that strike me most in the United States' Orwellian capitalist and white-supremacist media. | Urban Racism as a Nonstory | Here in Chicago, the Jussie Smollett and R. Kelly cases were recently all the local media rage. By contrast, recent reports that 63 Black people have so far been exonerated after having bags of heroin and coc…

Nick Pemberton (2019-03-01). Our Resolution: Bomber Bernie Sets Sights on 2020. counterpunch.org "Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton's most prominent Super PACs attacked our campaign pretty viciously…They suggested I'd be friendly with Middle East terrorist organizations, and even tried to link me to a dead communist dictator" —Alive Imperialist Collaborator Bernie Sanders, expressing his solidarity with the international working class. Colonel Bernard Sanders has long despised by the More

Nyla Ali Khan (2019-03-01). Rapprochement, Dialogue, and a Peaceful Resolution of Jammu and Kashmir. counterpunch.org During the last two decades, each military crisis between India and Pakistan has been followed by attempts at diplomatic rapprochement, which have turned out to be fiascos. The two countries go through sporadic peacemaking efforts, characterized by negotiations. For instance, in January 2004, the then Indian prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and the then Pakistani president, General More

Raina Lipsitz (2019-03-01). Richard Gottfried's Health-care Crusade Is Paying Off. thenation.com Richard Gottfried's Health-care Crusade Is Paying Off…

Asad Ismi (2019-03-01). Can the Left Look to Portugal for an Alternative to Austerity? globalresearch.ca While social-democratic parties all over Europe have been losing power and popularity, the centre-left Portuguese government is being lauded even by the mainstream media for defying the European Union (EU) with its anti-austerity policy and thereby sparking an economic recovery …

Hans Stehling (2019-03-01). Is Israel Just a European-Style Democracy but in the Middle East? globalresearch.ca Israel, in fact, is unlike any European state. It does not have a democratic government that ratifies and/or abides by international and United Nations resolutions, agreements and conventions on human and civil rights, nuclear/chemical/biological weapons of mass destruction, or conforms …

Rafia Zakaria (2019-03-01). War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace. thenation.com War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-01). Headlines for March 1, 2019. democracynow.org U.N. Human Rights Panel: Israel May Have Committed War Crimes in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Be Indicted on Corruption Charges, NYT: Trump Intervened to Give Security Clearance to Jared Kushner, In Peace Talks with Taliban, U.S. Floats Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal, Somalia: At Least 15 Dead in Twin Suicide Bombings, North Korea Disputes Trump's Account of Why Kim-Trump Summit Failed, Immigrant Groups Cite "Alarming Increase" in Babies Jailed by ICE, House Approves Bill to Extend Gun Purchase Waiting Period, Lawmakers Seek Interview of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, Virginia's First Lady A…

Carla Stea (2019-03-01). Venezuela's Foreign Minister Arreaza Holds UN Marathon for Peace: Usurper Guaido Urges Military Intervention and War. globalresearch.ca In a herculean effort to prevent war, and protect the integrity of his country, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a breathtaking schedule of events at the UN, including a meeting with the Secretary-General, consultations with envoys of 60 UN member states…

CAAT, Campaign Against Arms Trade (2019-03-01). If Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt Wants to Build Peace in Yemen, He Must Stop Arming Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is touring the Middle East over the next few days, with visits to Saudi Arabia, Oman and United Arab Emirates. It is likely that the war in Yemen will be at the top of …

Andrew Korybko (2019-03-01). Russia Officially Returns to South Asia by Offering to Host Indo-Pak Peace Talks. globalresearch.ca Russia's 21st-century grand strategy of becoming the supreme "balancing" force in Afro-Eurasia is one major step closer to fruition after Foreign Minister Lavrov offered to host peace talks between India and Pakistan, proving that Russia's refusal to take …

Juan Cole (2019-03-01). Netanyahu to Be Indicted on Bribery, Fraud, Press Tampering: Israeli AG. commondreams.org Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the US Congress on March 3, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan—AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Fantina (2019-03-01). The Circus that Never Leaves Town. counterpunch.org The circus that is called U.S. governance continues to entertain with its bizarre acts. This week, an awestruck public witnessed yet another one, this time with the Cohen clown testifying before Congress. Yes, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and 'fixer' (is that really a thing?) Michael Cohen stood before a Congressional committee and swore to More

Aída Chávez (2019-03-01). The Viral Confrontation With Dianne Feinstein Had a Political Impact Most Pundits Missed. theintercept.com That activists' conversations with Democrats — and Republicans — have borne actual fruit should be instructive as they try to gin up more support for the Green New Deal.

WSWS (2019-03-01). As Oakland strike enters seventh day, union keeps teachers in dark on negotiations. wsws.org The rank-and-file strike committee, at a meeting Thursday night, exposed the anti-democratic measures of the OEA leadership.

WSWS Repost (2019-03-01). Unions, Democrats rush to end strike. indybay.org The OEA and CTA are preparing to sell out the Oakland teachers strike. | To prevent this betrayal, teachers must form rank-and-file strike committees to take the conduct of the strike and negotiations out of the hands of the unions.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-03-01). Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Says He's Running for President in 2020 for One Urgent Reason: The Climate Crisis. commondreams.org Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joined the crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders on Friday with a vow to make the global climate crisis the centerpiece of his campaign. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Mind Unleashed (2019-03-01). US Army Takes 50 Tons of Stolen Gold From Syria in Alleged Deal With ISIS. theantimedia.com (TMU) — As the remaining pockets of ISIS fighters faced imminent defeat in northeast Syria, the United States allegedly gave them an offer they couldn't refuse: give us your massive caches of gold — or die. According to reports by Syrian state news agency SANA, U.S. forces struck a deal with ISIS whereby the terrorist …

RT (2019-03-01). 'Time to end the nuclear threat': Graham hints at war hours after Trump-Kim summit stalls. rt.com Sen. Lindsey Graham is already saber-rattling at North Korea less than a day after President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong-un ended their summit amicably without a signed agreement. Graham, it seems, doesn't handle peace well.

susan_p (2019-03-01). Swaziland: Youth call for democracy. greenleft.org.au The biggest youth movement in Swaziland, the Swaziland Youth Congress (SWAYOCO), called for democracy at its 12th National Congress held over February 16-17. | The congress was held in South Africa because of political repression in Swaziland. | The main theme of the congress — the first held since 2013 — was democracy and "reawakening youth zeal for liberation". | The congress elected a new president, Sonkhe Dube, who said: "We are committed to a peaceful transition from the current dictatorship under the monarchy to a democratic Eswatini [Swaziland]. As young people, we want liberation now, because…

Shared by Cherise (2019-03-01). Lies About Wealth Could Mean Big Trouble for Trump. truthout.org When Michael Cohen told a congressional hearing on Wednesday that President Donald Trump regularly lies about the extent of his wealth, he may have hinted — intentionally or otherwise — at potential crimes committed by the president. Cohen hinted at other unknown investigations into Trump being conducted by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Could these be tied to his lying about his wealth? | "It's possible," Juliet Sorensen,…

RT (2019-03-01). CNN, Democratic Party accused of conspiring against Sanders with 'stacked' audience at Q&A event. rt.com CNN and the Democratic Party have been accused of trying to sabotage Bernie Sanders after the network masked the political affiliations of audience members who pelted the senator with questions during a town hall event.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-03-01). Beautiful Sight in Hamburg as Thousands of Students March in Latest Climate Strike. commondreams.org The youth, said Greenpeace Germany, "are fed up with politicians' blah blah and call for #ClimateAction!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-03-01). Enforcement and technology key issues in China trade deal, Lighthizer tells US Congress. wsws.org The US Trade Representative made it clear the fundamental question is "structural reforms" in the Chinese economy.

susan_p (2019-03-01). Erasing Palestine: Israeli land grabs on the increase. greenleft.org.au There is a very famous map of what used to be Palestine and what Palestine is now. Several frames in between show the increasing progression of Israel's land grabs. | Israel claims to be the only party interested in the elusive "middle east peace process" and a genuine believer in the widely discredited two-state solution, but the map tells a very different story. | Israel continues evicting Palestinian families, demolishing or allowing illegal settlers to steal Palestinian homes and annexing the rapidly sh…

WSWS (2019-03-01). Australian government refuses to defend Julian Assange. wsws.org In a Senate committee hearing, Foreign Minister Marise Payne reiterated the government's refusal to secure the freedom of the persecuted WikiLeaks founder.

RT (2019-03-01). Bernie Sanders is Hitler? Republicans under fire for Facebook post. rt.com A Republican Party group has been forced to apologize after its comparison of Bernie Sanders and Adolf Hitler sparked cries of anti-Semitism and reminders that members of Sanders' family were killed in the Holocaust.

susan_p (2019-03-01). Dutch Green Left Party endorses BDS. greenleft.org.au Netherland's Green Left Party has passed a motion in favour of boycotting Israel and in support of the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) campaign at its February 16 Congress. | They became the first parliamentary party to do so. | The Green Left Party holds 14 out of 150 seats in the Dutch Parliament. | "BDS is a legitimate means to help Palestinians in their fight for justice," the motion said, affirming that Green Left "will be alert and resist forcefully attempts in any country to criminalise BDS." | The Dutch Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI), a Jewish group committed to fi…

susan_p (2019-03-01). Indian and Pakistani leftists say no to new nuclear war threat. greenleft.org.au As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan, the threat of a nuclear conflict hangs over South Asia and the world. | On February 14, the Pakistani-based organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in the district of Pulwama in Kashmir. Sixty police officers were killed and injured. | Then, on February 26, India launched an air strike on an alleged terrorist training camp in Pakistan. The following day, the Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian fighter jets over Kashmir. | Socialists in Pakistan and India have responded quickly…

The Mind Unleashed (2019-03-01). CNN Caught Colluding With Democratic Party Against Bernie Sanders' 2020 Campaign. theantimedia.com (TMU) — It should surprise absolutely no one that CNN is abjectly loyal to the Beltway establishment—especially to the entrenched forces currently dominating the Democratic Party. Thus it should be no shock to learn that on Monday, CNN stacked its Town Hall with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a leading 2020 presidential hopeful, with Democratic Party attendees tied to failed …

WSWS (2019-03-01). India and Pakistan issue fresh war threats. wsws.org Even as Islamabad agreed to release a captured Indian pilot as a "peace gesture," India and Pakistan continued their war preparations.

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-28). International Peoples' Assembly gives clarion call for solidarity with Venezuela. peoplesdispatch.org 500 participants from 87 countries and 181 people's movements and organizations participated in the International Peoples' Assembly in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and Against Imperialism from February 24-27 in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. On the final day, the Assembly gave a call for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade to be observed on March 16. | The four days of activities included panel discussions on the current imperialist offensive and the attacks on Venezuela, regional working group discussions which sought to propose an age…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-28). "The Korean People Want Peace": Christine Ahn on Trump Walking Away from N. Korea Nuclear Talks. democracynow.org A historic summit to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula ended without an agreement Thursday, after talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fell apart. Their second summit meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, failed after Kim Jong-un demanded that the U.S. lift all sanctions on North Korea in exchange for dismantling the Yongbyon enrichment facility—an important North Korean nuclear site. We speak with Christine Ahn, founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.

unitedEditor (2019-02-28). Trump and Freedom of Speech. uwidata.com US President Donald Trump, a man never shy of lecturing politicians around the world on human rights and freedom of speech, has once again found himself at the center of a media scandal. He has recently launched an all-out campaign to destroy Ilhan Omar, the first congresswoman in America to wear the hijab. Despite being …

Democracy Now! (2019-02-28). Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Grills Michael Cohen, Laying Out Plan to Probe More Trump Crimes. democracynow.org Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Michael Cohen about President Trump's shady tax dealings at Wednesday's hearing, presenting a roadmap for investigators to look further into Trump's crimes. We speak with independent journalist Marcy Wheeler, who says, "In five minutes, this freshman congresswoman just laid out a whole investigative plan for three more topics into Donald Trump's potentially criminal activities." Wheeler covers national security and civil liberties on her website EmptyWheel.net.

Fight Back (2019-02-28). Trump wall protest in Boyle Heights. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA — The evening of February 22, a group of fiery protestors gathered at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, protesting Trump's deceleration of a National Emergency for his wall. The Boyle Heights action was organized by Centro CSO and was one of the protests in response to a call to action made by the Legalization for All Network. | On the campaign trail, candidate Trump said that Mexico would pay for his wall. President Trump could not get funding for his wall on the U.S.-Mexico border even when his Republican Party controlled the House, the Senate and the White House. Then he shut down parts of…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-02-28). Poor People's Campaign announces nationwide bus tour to highlight true emergencies in the USA. peoplesdispatch.org The campaign is in response to the back and forth between the House of Representatives, dominated by the Democrats, and president Trump, over the latter's declaration of emergency, making national debate all about the border wall…

Elie Mystal (2019-02-28). Running the Democratic Primary Through 'Trump Country' Is the Road to Defeat. thenation.com Running the Democratic Primary Through 'Trump Country' Is the Road to Defeat…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-28). Headlines for February 28, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Walks Away from Summit as North Korea Demands End to Sanctions, Michael Cohen Tells Congress Trump Committed Multiple Criminal Acts, Pakistan to Return Downed Fighter Pilot Amid Tensions with India, Russia Developing New Missiles as U.S. Withdraws from INF Treaty, Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Meets Brazil's Bolsonaro, No Mention of Yemen or Khashoggi Murder as Jared Kushner Meets Saudi Prince, State Department Will Not Intervene in Saudi Hit-and-Run Murder Case, House Passes Bill to Toughen Background Checks for Gun Buyers, House Democrats Unveil Medicare-for-All Legislation, North Carolina: GOP…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2019-02-28). Twenty years Ago: NATO Aggression Against Serbia. globalresearch.ca An international conference on "GLOBAL PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT VS. WARS AND DOMINATION" will take place in the Serbian capital Belgrade from 22 to 24 March 2019. It is a commemoration "against forgetting the NATO aggression 1999". | Organizers are the "Belgrade …

Kevin Martin (2019-02-28). No Hanoi Agreement, But Diplomacy Must Continue. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — February 28, 2019 — In response to the Hanoi summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un ending without an agreement, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "It's unfortunate that the Hanoi Summit did not lead to an agreement, however, …

WSWS (2019-02-28). Michael Cohen hearing: A criminal administration, a reactionary opposition. wsws.org While Republicans abased themselves as stooges for Trump, Democrats avoided any challenge to the authoritarian policies of the Trump White House in favor of scandal-mongering.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-28). Specter of Fascism: Cohen Says Trump Won't Leave Peacefully in 2020. therealnews.com Hearings reveal deepening systemic corruption, further degeneration of GOP, progressive members standout in questioning — Jacqueline Luqman, Henry Giroux and Carmen Russell-Sluchansky join Paul Jay…

Jessica Corbett (2019-02-28). "A Major Failure": North Korea Summit Cut Short as Trump Refuses to Lift Sanctions. theantimedia.com (CD) — Peace leaders and international observers expressed disappointment on Thursday that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cut short their second summit after they reached an impasse over the easing of economic sanctions. The talks concluded abruptly without Trump and Kim formally ending the decades-long war or finalizing a nuclear deal. …

Texas Tribune (2019-02-28). Beto O'Rourke Says He's Decided About 2020 — but Won't Say Which Way. theantimedia.com (TT) — Beto O'Rourke is not running for U.S. Senate in 2020, a person familiar with his thinking told The Texas Tribune. The Dallas Morning News first reported Wednesday that O'Rourke, a Democrat, would not take on U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, after the former El Paso congressman's closer-than-expected loss last year to the state's junior senator, Ted Cruz. Since that unsuccessful …

Kate Aronoff (2019-02-28). Who's Afraid of the Green New Deal? theintercept.com For years, the terms of the debate about climate change in the United States have been clear. One side — flush with fossil fuel cash — cast doubt on whether the problem existed at all, spreading disinformation and calling global warming an elaborate hoax to bring about socialism. For the most part, they were Republicans. On the other side were those who believed the science and usually rallied around some call for climate action, however vague. The conversation around the Green New Deal has brought those sides together, as politicians on both sides of the aisle scramble to cobble together a third way.

RT (2019-02-28). Trump's exit from summit with Kim delayed… because of broken down stair (VIDEO). rt.com As US President Donald Trump prepared to make a rather hasty exit following a no deal at the highly anticipated Hanoi peace summit with North Korea, an unexpected malfunction added insult to injury.

RT (2019-02-28). 'They want to take away your hamburgers like Stalin!' Green New Deal Dems make juicy target at CPAC. rt.com Hamburgers, the iconic American fast-food staple, have become the latest battlefield in US culture and political wars, with conservatives accusing 'Green New Deal' Democrats of being secret Reds for going after red meat.

2019-03-01: Social Media Postees

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Returning Syrian Refugees Were Fleeing US Proxy War, Not "Assad"
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
A recent BBC segment titled, " The Syrians returning home after years of fleeing war," contradicted 8 years of the British state media's narratives regarding the war in Syria. | A synopsis of the short BBC video segment would read: …
globalresearch.ca/returning-syrian-refug…

Cohen Knows What Trump Is Capable Of. His Testimony Should Terrify Us
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2019-03-01
On February 27, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee for six hours. In two months, Cohen will begin serving a three-year prison sentence. He pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations involving illegal hush money and falsely testifying to Congress that Trump Tower Moscow negotiations had Read…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/cohen-knows-what-t…

Cohen's Overlooked Warning — and Other Media Silences Worth Hearing
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
Drawing by Nathaniel St. ClairI fear that if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power. | — Michael Cohen, speaking to the U.S. Congress, February 27, 2019 | It's the silences — the things left out and sent down the "memory hole" — that strike me most in the United States' Orwellian capitalist and white-supremacist media. | Urban Racism as a Nonstory | Here in Chicago, the Jussie Smollett and R. Kelly cases were recently all the local media rage. By contrast, recent reports that 63 Black people have so far been exonerated after having bags of heroin and coc…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/01/cohens-overl…

Richard Gottfried's Health-care Crusade Is Paying Off
Raina Lipsitz | thenation.com | 2019-03-01
Richard Gottfried's Health-care Crusade Is Paying Off…
thenation.com/article/gottfried-ny-healt…

Can the Left Look to Portugal for an Alternative to Austerity?
Asad Ismi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
While social-democratic parties all over Europe have been losing power and popularity, the centre-left Portuguese government is being lauded even by the mainstream media for defying the European Union (EU) with its anti-austerity policy and thereby sparking an economic recovery | …
globalresearch.ca/portugal-alternative-a…

Is Israel Just a European-Style Democracy but in the Middle East?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Israel, in fact, is unlike any European state. It does not have a democratic government that ratifies and/or abides by international and United Nations resolutions, agreements and conventions on human and civil rights, nuclear/chemical/biological weapons of mass destruction, or conforms …
globalresearch.ca/israel-european-style-…

Our Resolution: Bomber Bernie Sets Sights on 2020
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
"Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton's most prominent Super PACs attacked our campaign pretty viciously…They suggested I'd be friendly with Middle East terrorist organizations, and even tried to link me to a dead communist dictator" –Alive Imperialist Collaborator Bernie Sanders, expressing his solidarity with the international working class. Colonel Bernard Sanders has long despised by the…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/01/our-resoluti…

Russia Officially Returns to South Asia by Offering to Host Indo-Pak Peace Talks
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Russia's 21st-century grand strategy of becoming the supreme "balancing" force in Afro-Eurasia is one major step closer to fruition after Foreign Minister Lavrov offered to host peace talks between India and Pakistan, proving that Russia's refusal to take …
globalresearch.ca/russia-host-indo-pak-p…

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Arreaza Holds UN Marathon for Peace: Usurper Guaido Urges Military Intervention and War
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
In a herculean effort to prevent war, and protect the integrity of his country, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a breathtaking schedule of events at the UN, including a meeting with the Secretary-General, consultations with envoys of 60 UN member states…
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-arreaza-un-g…

War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace
Rafia Zakaria | thenation.com | 2019-03-01
War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace…
thenation.com/article/india-pakistan-kas…

Rapprochement, Dialogue, and a Peaceful Resolution of Jammu and Kashmir
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
During the last two decades, each military crisis between India and Pakistan has been followed by attempts at diplomatic rapprochement, which have turned out to be fiascos. The two countries go through sporadic peacemaking efforts, characterized by negotiations. For instance, in January 2004, the then Indian prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and the then Pakistani president, General…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/01/rapprochemen…

If Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt Wants to Build Peace in Yemen, He Must Stop Arming Saudi Arabia
CAAT, Campaign Against Arms Trade | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is touring the Middle East over the next few days, with visits to Saudi Arabia, Oman and United Arab Emirates. It is likely that the war in Yemen will be at the top of …
globalresearch.ca/jeremy-hunt-peace-yeme…

Netanyahu to Be Indicted on Bribery, Fraud, Press Tampering: Israeli AG
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-03-01
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the US Congress on March 3, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan—AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/01/netany…

The Circus that Never Leaves Town
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
The circus that is called U.S. governance continues to entertain with its bizarre acts. This week, an awestruck public witnessed yet another one, this time with the Cohen clown testifying before Congress. Yes, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and 'fixer' (is that really a thing?) Michael Cohen stood before a Congressional committee and swore to…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/01/the-circus-t…

CNN Caught Colluding With Democratic Party Against Bernie Sanders' 2020 Campaign
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-01
(TMU) — It should surprise absolutely no one that CNN is abjectly loyal to the Beltway establishment–especially to the entrenched forces currently dominating the Democratic Party. Thus it should be no shock to learn that on Monday, CNN stacked its Town Hall with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a leading 2020 presidential hopeful, with Democratic Party attendees tied to failed …

CNN Caught Colluding With Democratic Party Against Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Campaign

CNN, Democratic Party accused of conspiring against Sanders with 'stacked' audience at Q&A event
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-01
CNN and the Democratic Party have been accused of trying to sabotage Bernie Sanders after the network masked the political affiliations of audience members who pelted the senator with questions during a town hall event. | …
rt.com/usa/452763-bernie-sanders-cnn-que…

Bernie Sanders is Hitler? Republicans under fire for Facebook post
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-01
A Republican Party group has been forced to apologize after its comparison of Bernie Sanders and Adolf Hitler sparked cries of anti-Semitism and reminders that members of Sanders' family were killed in the Holocaust. | …
rt.com/usa/452756-sanders-hitler-compari…

The Viral Confrontation With Dianne Feinstein Had a Political Impact Most Pundits Missed
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-03-01
That activists' conversations with Democrats — and Republicans — have borne actual fruit should be instructive as they try to gin up more support for the Green New Deal.
theintercept.com/2019/03/01/dianne-feins…

Unions, Democrats rush to end strike
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-03-01
The OEA and CTA are preparing to sell out the Oakland teachers strike. | To prevent this betrayal, teachers must form rank-and-file strike committees to take the conduct of the strike and negotiations out of the hands of the unions.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/25/1882147…

Beautiful Sight in Hamburg as Thousands of Students March in Latest Climate Strike
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-01
The youth, said Greenpeace Germany, "are fed up with politicians' blah blah and call for #ClimateAction!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/01/beautif…

Australian government refuses to defend Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-01
In a Senate committee hearing, Foreign Minister Marise Payne reiterated the government's refusal to secure the freedom of the persecuted WikiLeaks founder.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/01/assa…

US Army Takes 50 Tons of Stolen Gold From Syria in Alleged Deal With ISIS
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-01
(TMU) — As the remaining pockets of ISIS fighters faced imminent defeat in northeast Syria, the United States allegedly gave them an offer they couldn't refuse: give us your massive caches of gold — or die. According to reports by Syrian state news agency SANA, U.S. forces struck a deal with ISIS whereby the terrorist …

US Army Takes 50 Tons of Stolen Gold From Syria in Alleged Deal With ISIS

Erasing Palestine: Israeli land grabs on the increase
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
There is a very famous map of what used to be Palestine and what Palestine is now. Several frames in between show the increasing progression of Israel's land grabs. | Israel claims to be the only party interested in the elusive "middle east peace process" and a genuine believer in the widely discredited two-state solution, but the map tells a very different story. | Israel continues evicting Palestinian families, demolishing or allowing illegal settlers to steal Palestinian homes and annexing the rapidly sh…
greenleft.org.au/content/erasing-palestine-israeli-land-grabs-increase

Enforcement and technology key issues in China trade deal, Lighthizer tells US Congress
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-01
The US Trade Representative made it clear the fundamental question is "structural reforms" in the Chinese economy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/01/ligh…

Lies About Wealth Could Mean Big Trouble for Trump
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-03-01
When Michael Cohen told a congressional hearing on Wednesday that President Donald Trump regularly lies about the extent of his wealth, he may have hinted — intentionally or otherwise — at potential crimes committed by the president. Cohen hinted at other unknown investigations into Trump being conducted by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Could these be tied to his lying about his wealth? | "It's possible," Juliet Sorensen,…
truthout.org/articles/lies-about-wealth-…

Swaziland: Youth call for democracy
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
The biggest youth movement in Swaziland, the Swaziland Youth Congress (SWAYOCO), called for democracy at its 12th National Congress held over February 16-17. | The congress was held in South Africa because of political repression in Swaziland. | The main theme of the congress — the first held since 2013 — was democracy and "reawakening youth zeal for liberation". | The congress elected a new president, Sonkhe Dube, who said: "We are committed to a peaceful transition from the current dictatorship under the monarchy to a democratic Eswatini [Swaziland]. As young people, we want liberation now, because…
greenleft.org.au/content/swaziland-youth-call-democracy

Dutch Green Left Party endorses BDS
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
Netherland's Green Left Party has passed a motion in favour of boycotting Israel and in support of the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) campaign at its February 16 Congress. | They became the first parliamentary party to do so. | The Green Left Party holds 14 out of 150 seats in the Dutch Parliament. | "BDS is a legitimate means to help Palestinians in their fight for justice," the motion said, affirming that Green Left "will be alert and resist forcefully attempts in any country to criminalise BDS." | The Dutch Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI), a Jewish group committed to fi…
greenleft.org.au/content/dutch-green-left-party-endorses-bds

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Says He's Running for President in 2020 for One Urgent Reason: The Climate Crisis
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-01
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joined the crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders on Friday with a vow to make the global climate crisis the centerpiece of his campaign. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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India and Pakistan issue fresh war threats
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-01
Even as Islamabad agreed to release a captured Indian pilot as a "peace gesture," India and Pakistan continued their war preparations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/01/inpk…

As Oakland strike enters seventh day, union keeps teachers in dark on negotiations
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-01
The rank-and-file strike committee, at a meeting Thursday night, exposed the anti-democratic measures of the OEA leadership.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/01/oakl…

'Time to end the nuclear threat': Graham hints at war hours after Trump-Kim summit stalls
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-01
Sen. Lindsey Graham is already saber-rattling at North Korea less than a day after President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong-un ended their summit amicably without a signed agreement. Graham, it seems, doesn't handle peace well. | …
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Britain's Unreported Bombing of Iraq and Syria
TruePublica | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-28
Back in 2016, The Guardian published a piece about The Chilcott Report and how Britain should be more careful over civilian deaths in the battlegrounds of the Mid-East. "Future British governments must make a greater effort to assess the number of civilians being killed and injured during their military operations, the Chilcot report says, after the Iraq war inquiry's series of damning conclusions about the loss of life following the 2003 invasion." Clearly, the government didn't listen and the mainstream media do not thin…
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Trump wall protest in Boyle Heights
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-28
Los Angeles, CA — The evening of February 22, a group of fiery protestors gathered at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, protesting Trump's deceleration of a National Emergency for his wall. The Boyle Heights action was organized by Centro CSO and was one of the protests in response to a call to action made by the Legalization for All Network. | On the campaign trail, candidate Trump said that Mexico would pay for his wall. President Trump could not get funding for his wall on the U.S.-Mexico border even when his Republican Party controlled the House, the Senate and the White House. Then he shut down parts of…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/2/27/trump-wa…

Poor People's Campaign announces nationwide bus tour to highlight true emergencies in the USA
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-28
The campaign is in response to the back and forth between the House of Representatives, dominated by the Democrats, and president Trump, over the latter's declaration of emergency, making national debate all about the border wall…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/02/28/poor-peop…

Headlines for February 28, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-28
Trump Walks Away from Summit as North Korea Demands End to Sanctions, Michael Cohen Tells Congress Trump Committed Multiple Criminal Acts, Pakistan to Return Downed Fighter Pilot Amid Tensions with India, Russia Developing New Missiles as U.S. Withdraws from INF Treaty, Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Meets Brazil's Bolsonaro, No Mention of Yemen or Khashoggi Murder as Jared Kushner Meets Saudi Prince, State Department Will Not Intervene in Saudi Hit-and-Run Murder Case, House Passes Bill to Toughen Background Checks for Gun Buyers, House Democrats Unveil Medicare-for-All Legislation, North Carolina: GOP…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/28/headlines

Running the Democratic Primary Through 'Trump Country' Is the Road to Defeat
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-02-28
Running the Democratic Primary Through 'Trump Country' Is the Road to Defeat…
thenation.com/article/sanders-trump-coun…

Twenty years Ago: NATO Aggression Against Serbia
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-28
An international conference on "GLOBAL PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT VS. WARS AND DOMINATION" will take place in the Serbian capital Belgrade from 22 to 24 March 2019. It is a commemoration "against forgetting the NATO aggression 1999". | Organizers are the "Belgrade …
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"The Korean People Want Peace": Christine Ahn on Trump Walking Away from N. Korea Nuclear Talks
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-28
A historic summit to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula ended without an agreement Thursday, after talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un fell apart. Their second summit meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, failed after Kim Jong-un demanded that the U.S. lift all sanctions on North Korea in exchange for dismantling the Yongbyon enrichment facility–an important North Korean nuclear site. We speak with Christine Ahn, founder and executive director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/28/peace_act…

International Peoples' Assembly gives clarion call for solidarity with Venezuela
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-02-28
500 participants from 87 countries and 181 people's movements and organizations participated in the International Peoples' Assembly in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and Against Imperialism from February 24-27 in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. On the final day, the Assembly gave a call for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade to be observed on March 16. | The four days of activities included panel discussions on the current imperialist offensive and the attacks on Venezuela, regional working group discussions which sought to propose an age…
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No Hanoi Agreement, But Diplomacy Must Continue
Kevin Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-02-28
Washington, D.C. — February 28, 2019 — In response to the Hanoi summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un ending without an agreement, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "It's unfortunate that the Hanoi Summit did not lead to an agreement, however, …
peaceaction.org/2019/02/28/no-hanoi-agre…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Grills Michael Cohen, Laying Out Plan to Probe More Trump Crimes
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-28
Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Michael Cohen about President Trump's shady tax dealings at Wednesday's hearing, presenting a roadmap for investigators to look further into Trump's crimes. We speak with independent journalist Marcy Wheeler, who says, "In five minutes, this freshman congresswoman just laid out a whole investigative plan for three more topics into Donald Trump's potentially criminal activities." Wheeler covers national security and civil liberties on her website EmptyWheel.net.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/28/rep_alexa…

Trump and Freedom of Speech
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-28
US President Donald Trump, a man never shy of lecturing politicians around the world on human rights and freedom of speech, has once again found himself at the center of a media scandal. He has recently launched an all-out campaign to destroy Ilhan Omar, the first congresswoman in America to wear the hijab. Despite being …
uwidata.com/2402-trump-and-freedom-of-sp…

Who's Afraid of the Green New Deal?
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2019-02-28
For years, the terms of the debate about climate change in the United States have been clear. One side — flush with fossil fuel cash — cast doubt on whether the problem existed at all, spreading disinformation and calling global warming an elaborate hoax to bring about socialism. For the most part, they were Republicans. On the other side were those who believed the science and usually rallied around some call for climate action, however vague. The conversation around the Green New Deal has brought those sides together, as politicians on both sides of the aisle scramble to cobble together a third way.
theintercept.com/2019/02/28/green-new-de…

'They want to take away your hamburgers like Stalin!' Green New Deal Dems make juicy target at CPAC
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-28
Hamburgers, the iconic American fast-food staple, have become the latest battlefield in US culture and political wars, with conservatives accusing 'Green New Deal' Democrats of being secret Reds for going after red meat. | …
rt.com/usa/452704-hamburgers-stalin-ocas…

Specter of Fascism: Cohen Says Trump Won't Leave Peacefully in 2020
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-28
Hearings reveal deepening systemic corruption, further degeneration of GOP, progressive members standout in questioning — Jacqueline Luqman, Henry Giroux and Carmen Russell-Sluchansky join Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/specter-of-fasci…

Fresh 'leads' or partisan 'trainwreck'? Analysts debate Cohen testimony
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-28
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen revealed no fresh accusations of 'Russian collusion' in his testimony to Congress, but did the one-time fixer give Trump's opponents anything new? RT's Rick Sanchez attempts to find out. | …
rt.com/usa/452680-cohen-testimony-fraud-…

Beto O'Rourke Says He's Decided About 2020 — but Won't Say Which Way
Texas Tribune | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-28
(TT) — Beto O'Rourke is not running for U.S. Senate in 2020, a person familiar with his thinking told The Texas Tribune. The Dallas Morning News first reported Wednesday that O'Rourke, a Democrat, would not take on U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, after the former El Paso congressman's closer-than-expected loss last year to the state's junior senator, Ted Cruz. Since that unsuccessful …

Beto O'Rourke Says He's Decided About 2020 — but Won't Say Which Way

Trump's exit from summit with Kim delayed… because of broken down stair (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-28
As US President Donald Trump prepared to make a rather hasty exit following a no deal at the highly anticipated Hanoi peace summit with North Korea, an unexpected malfunction added insult to injury. | …
rt.com/usa/452649-trumps-vietnam-exit-br…

Michael Cohen hearing: A criminal administration, a reactionary opposition
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-28
While Republicans abased themselves as stooges for Trump, Democrats avoided any challenge to the authoritarian policies of the Trump White House in favor of scandal-mongering.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/28/cohe…

"A Major Failure": North Korea Summit Cut Short as Trump Refuses to Lift Sanctions
Jessica Corbett | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-28
(CD) — Peace leaders and international observers expressed disappointment on Thursday that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cut short their second summit after they reached an impasse over the easing of economic sanctions. The talks concluded abruptly without Trump and Kim formally ending the decades-long war or finalizing a nuclear deal. …

"A Major Failure": North Korea Summit Cut Short as Trump Refuses to Lift Sanctions