Daily Archives: March 4, 2019

2019-03-04: News Headlines

Tony Cartalucci (2019-03-04). OPCW Syria Report Cripples Western "Chemical Weapons" Narrative. globalresearch.ca The OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) has presented its final report regarding an alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, Syria on April 7, 2018. Despite attempts by the Western media to hail it as "proof" that the …

Mark Gruenberg (2019-03-04). Impeachment talk heats up; Nadler points to "abuse of power" peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Talk of impeaching GOP President Donald Trump for "high crimes and misdemeanors," to quote the U.S. Constitution's language, is heating up in Congress — if not in all of the country — yet. And House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., gave it a big shove by saying the president's abuse of power "goes far …

Carl Boggs (2019-03-04). The War That Never Ends. counterpunch.org After Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un left their Summit meeting in Vietnam resigned to diplomatic impasse, it's worth asking whether a time of peace and conciliation on the Korean peninsula might still be in sight. Given nearly insuperable roadblocks, could even the most congenial negotiations lead to full denuclearization of the North Korean regime? Is the United States, with all its imperial resources and leverage, willing to concede vital North Korean interests — above all, relief from economic sanctions and peace treaty to end the Korean War 65 years after military stalemate ended with a "temporary truce"?

Norman Solomon (2019-03-04). The Biggest Obstacle for Bernie Isn't the DNC. truthdig.com If the Vermont senator is going to win the Democratic primary, he'll have to do it in spite of a press beholden to corporate interests.

Norman Solomon (2019-03-04). The Big Obstacle for Bernie Isn't DNC "Rigging"—It's Media Trashing. commondreams.org "Let's be clear," writes Solomon of Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential run. "The huge obstacle ahead is not the DNC—it's the mass media." (Photo: Screenshot/MSNBC) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Norman Solomon (2019-03-04). The Big Obstacle for Bernie Isn't DNC "Rigging" — It's Media Trashing. zcomm.org The effects of mobilized demands for change in the Democratic presidential nominating process have been major — not out of the goodness of any power broker's heart, but because progressives have organized effectively during the last two years…

ACLU (2019-03-04). Student Surveillance Versus Gun Control: The School Safety Discussion We Aren't Having. aclu.org Identifying the best way to combat school shootings cannot occur unless Congress repeals amendments blocking gun research and data collation. | On April 20, 1999, two male students walked into Columbine High School and started shooting. By the time it was over, 15 students were dead and 24 more had been injured. America had changed forever. But in some ways, it hasn't changed at all. | Nineteen years later, 17 students were murdered on Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. That event marked the 2…

V. Arun Kumar (2019-03-04). [VIDEO] Peoples' Assembly calls for global action on March 16 against imperialist intervention in Venezuela. peoplesdispatch.org The four-day International Peoples' Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, which concluded on February 27, has called for mobilizations across the world for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade. The assembly was attended by around 500 delegates from five continents, representing 181 people's movements and organizations.

Ray McGovern (2019-03-04). Sorry, Russia-gaters; WikiLeaks Got the DNC Emails from Insider, Not Russia. globalresearch.ca VIPSers Binney & Johnson use the forensics that the FBI avoided doing. (See this) | Thinking back, President Barack Obama dropped a huge hint two days before he left office, using his last press conference to point out that the …

Robert Borosage (2019-03-04). Democrats Need to Think Big for 2020. commondreams.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and former vice president Joe Biden. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2019-03-04). Will the New York State Democratic Party Oppose 'Fusion' Voting? thenation.com Will the New York State Democratic Party Oppose 'Fusion' Voting?

STAFF (2019-03-04). Cohen Hearing May Have Hurt North Korea Talks, Trump Says. truthdig.com In a new Twitter salvo, the president accuses Democrats of trying to sabotage his negotiations with Kim Jong-un during their Hanoi summit.

Kurt Nimmo (2019-03-04). Video: Pablo Allende and the Truth About Venezuela. globalresearch.ca In just under six minutes, the grandson of the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende (murdered in a US-sponsored coup), tells the real story on Venezuela. | You'll never see Pablo Allende on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, etc. The American people—mostly …

DLI (2019-03-04). USA empire refused de-nuclearization in Korea. indybay.org Contrary to US mainstream corporate-bin-Laden media accounts, it was Washington that refused to accept a reasonable, step-by-step reciprocal confidence-building process put forth by the DPRK (North Korea) that scuttled the much-awaited peace talk in Hanoi this past week. The overbearing US side refused to A) bring up a formal Peace Treaty to end the 1950s Korean War; B) looked upon de-nuclearization only as a one-sided surrender of all of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile arsenal, without a corresponding removal of U.S. nuclear arms in NE Asia; and C)arrogantly insists on maintaining the strangling but illegal econ…

WSWS (2019-03-04). This week in history: March 4-10. wsws.org Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Whitewater, scientists, MIT, antiwar, Vietnam, UCS…

Eoin Higgins (2019-03-04). Ilhan Omar Faces Renewed Smears Over Criticism of Israel From Democrats and Republicans. theantimedia.com (CD) — A firestorm over comments critical of Israel by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) continued to engulf the Democratic Party and American politics over the weekend. Omar continues to stand firm in her assertion that criticism of the Israeli occupation does not constitute anti-Semitism. And the blowback she's received from Republicans and Democrats alike sheds light on …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-03-04). Ilhan Omar Faces Renewed Smears From GOP and Fellow Democrats Over Her Criticism of Israel. commondreams.org Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) endured renewed accusations of anti-Semitism after remarks critical of Israel's influence on American politics made last Wednesday at a Washington bookstore were published Friday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Al-Thawra (2019-03-04). Yazidis freed from Islamic State captivity in Syria and returned to Iraq. indybay.org Over 3.000 Yazidi's remain missing, in an act declared as "Genocide" by the International Community.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-03-04). The "Humboldt Three" Take Israel to Court. truthout.org In June 2017, three active members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement disrupted a talk titled "Life in Israel — Terror, Bias and the Chances for Peace," by an Israeli official who was hosted by the Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft (German-Israeli Society) at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Aliza Lavie, a member of Knesset for the centrist Yesh Atid party and chairwoman of the Knesset Caucu…

Diego Fusaro (2019-03-04). "Capitalism will make migrants out of all citizens" indybay.org No one speaks about the right to be deeply rooted in one's country and not to be uprooted by global capitalism. In reality, the elite is demophobic. That means, it hates people and democracy. We must be populist and not elitist today, democratic and not demophobic, and defend national sovereignty and not globalization.

Alex Emmons (2019-03-04). Sanders, Warren, Ocasio-Cortez, and Other Lawmakers Sign Pledge to End America's "Forever Wars" theintercept.com Eight members of Congress have taken a pledge to work to bring ongoing U.S. global military conflicts to a "responsible and expedient" end, the result of a first-of-its kind lobbying effort by military veterans on Capitol Hill. | The pledge was written and organized by a group called Common Defense, made up of veterans and military families, which advocates for scaling back U.S. military commitments overseas. Common Defense boasts of more than 20,000 veteran members in all 50 states, and it threw its endorsement behind almost 30 candidates in the last midterm election cycle. | The group's involvement in electoral…

Tyler Durden (2019-03-04). Watch: US-Led Forces Drop Banned White Phosphorous on East Syria. theantimedia.com (ZH) — According to Middle East news source Al Masdar News, the U.S. Coalition dropped internationally banned white phosphorous on the last tiny Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria during intense operations on Saturday evening. American warplanes specifically dropped the white phosphorous on ISIS positions inside the Baghouz camp, which coalition statements have described as the last holdout to the "most …

teleSUR (2019-03-03). Argentina: President Macri's Father Dies, Family Mourns Passing. telesurenglish.net The father of Argentine President Mauricio Macri and one of the country's most powerful tycoons, Franco Macri, died Saturday at the age of 88 in his home in Barrio Parque, local media report | RELATED: | Argentines Outraged by Macri's 'Hypocritical' Last Address at Congress | After suffering for years from various health complications, the Ital…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-03-03). Democrats and Republicans Move to Silence Rep. Omar's Criticism of Israel. globalresearch.ca It looks like the embattled representative from Minnesota will end up like Cynthia McKinney, who was thrown out of Congress for the sin of criticizing the official narrative on 9/11. | She is also a fierce critic of Israel and its …

teleSUR (2019-03-03). Outrage Over Anti-Muslim Poster That Ties Ilhan Omar With 9/11. telesurenglish.net An anti-Muslim poster seen outside of the chamber of the West Virginia house of delegates showed a picture of 9/11 and Ilhan Omar together with the words, "Never forget – you said. I am the proof – you have forgotten." | RELATED: | 5 Reasons Why Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC | The Congresswoman from Minnesota slammed…

teleSUR (2019-03-03). Argentina Opens Fire On Chinese Ship Illegally Fishing. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Coast Guard opened fire on a Chinese ship crew that was allegedly illegally fishing off its coastal waters early Saturday morning failing to heed warnings to stop. | RELATED: | Argentines Outraged by Macri's 'Hypocritical' Last Address at Congress | Video filmed from the coast guard ship shows the Chinese ship Hua Xiang 801 coming close to the coast guard vessel in the choppy South Atlantic waters off Chabut province in Argentina. | "Hua Xiang 801: preparing t…

teleSUR (2019-03-03). Milan Says 'People First' To Salvini's Racist Policies. telesurenglish.net Milan's streets were filled Saturday with tens of thousands of anti-nationalist protesters who say Italy's national government is enacting racist policies they don't want to be a part of. | RELATED: | Italy's New 'Bad Law' Tightens Asylum Criteria | The demonstrators played drums and trumpets as they marched peacefully among northern Italy's main streets and shouted "prima le persone" (people first) to counter the vocally anti-immigrant prime minister's "prima gli Italiani" (Italians first). | M…

Harold Meyerson (2019-03-03). Why the Republicans' New "Red Scare" Tactics Ring False. commondreams.org The annual Conservative Political Action Conference—a reliable index of far-right apprehensions—rolled into Washington last week, proclaiming long and loud the new Republican mantra: If we don't reelect Donald Trump, neo-Stalinism will befall us!

Steven Singer (2019-03-03). Betsy DeVos' Right-Wing School Indoctrination Program. commondreams.org What do you do when thinking people reject your political ideology? You get rid of thinking people. That's Betsy DeVos' plan to rejuvenate and renew the Republican Party.

teleSUR (2019-03-03). Indigenous Groups Invite Ivan Duque to Address Rights Violation. telesurenglish.net Colombian Indigenous organizations are inviting President Ivan Duque to visit their communities in Cauca to witness the lack of territorial, environmental, and democratic rights in the region. | RELATED: | Another Colombian Social Leader Dead, Trade Union Mourns | In a letter addressed to the head of state, a dozen Indigenous groups wrote, "This discussion wit…

The Mind Unleashed (2019-03-03). New Senate Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Nationwide and Erase Possession Charges. theantimedia.com (TMU) — A group of Democrats are hoping that they can roll back the war on drugs with a new federal marijuana legalization bill. Dubbed the Marijuana Justice Act of 2019, the bill would see marijuana finally removed from the federal list of controlled substances, legalizing the plant on a nationwide level and removing a range …

RT (2019-03-03). 'Pompous twit will get us all killed': AOC tweet-tacked over Green New Deal by ex-Greenpeace founder. rt.com Greenpeace founder turned climate change skeptic Patrick Moore has reignited his feud with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a "pompous little twit" and "garden-variety hypocrite" in a barrage of tweets. |

RT (2019-03-03). US wants 'broad' regime-change coalition on Venezuela — Bolton. rt.com National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the United States will form "as broad a coalition" as possible to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Bolton went on to call for a "completely democratic hemisphere." |

Murtaza Hussain (2019-03-03). Trump and Brexit Proved This Book Prophetic — What Calamity Will Befall Us Next? theintercept.com "My concern, as I wrote the book, was that the public's loathing of the established order was bound to implicate our democratic system itself."

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-03-02). Hodeida Residents Brace for the Worst as UN Truce Falters Amid Saudi Military Buildup. mintpressnews.com Local residents and analysts alike fear the Saudi-led Coalition is using the relative calm derived from the new agreement as cover to fulfill its military objectives and not as a stepping stone towards peace.

Alfred de Zayas (2019-03-02). The Venezuela crisis and realpolitik. mronline.org As heads of government, democratically entrusted with safeguarding the welfare of all Venezuelans, Chavez and Maduro bear overall responsibility for the economic crisis, but they are not alone. | Source

splcenter (2019-03-02). Congressional, civil rights leaders gather at Civil Rights Memorial to honor movement's martyrs. splcenter.org U.S. Rep. John Lewis led a gathering of congressional and civil rights leaders in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, today, honoring those who lost their lives in the struggle for civil rights.

WSWS (2019-03-02). Trump White House leads fascistic attack on socialism at Conservative Political Action Conference. wsws.org The event opened Thursday with a five-and-a-half-minute video collage presenting the Democratic Party as a looming socialist threat from which only Trump and his supporters can save America.

RT (2019-03-02). 'Raving' Democrats, 'sick' CNN and deep state 'bulls**t': Trump channels old campaign energy at CPAC. rt.com US President Donald Trump delivered a speech to conservatives that was short on 'presidential' ceremony and long on the jokes and one-liners that fired up his base in 2016. Here're some highlights. |

RT (2019-03-02). 2020 'hip-hop generation' candidate 'fights the power' with… RAP LYRICS. rt.com Cory Booker, a 2020 Democratic hopeful, has recently revealed his strategy to capture the votes of America's minorities: quote 30-year-old rap lyrics and hope for the best. |

RT (2019-03-02). Kamala Harris' office paid out over $1.1mn to settle sex harassment claims as AG. rt.com Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is in damage control mode over revelations that her office paid out over $1.1 million in response to sex harassment and misconduct claims while she was California's attorney general.

Aída Chávez (2019-03-02). At Conservative Conference, Speakers Were Obsessed With the Socialist Boogeyman. theintercept.com Matt Schlapp, the chair of the American Conservative Union, kicked off the Conservative Political Action Conference on Wednesday by stating explicitly the goal of the four-day event: to dissect and understand the tactics used by progressive activists, in order to effectively push back against "creeping socialism." | CPAC, as the annual event is known, has long been a place for debate around conservative ideas. This year, however, the speakers — avowed supporters of President Donald Trump — spent much more time fearmongering about a socialist takeover of the United States and counting the losses they s…

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

Jim Naureckas (2019-03-01). Facebook Wants You to Know if You're Getting Your News From the Wrong Government. fair.org If you're thinking that Facebook–90 percent of whose customers are not in the United States–should treat Russian-backed outlets differently than US-backed outlets because the US supports peace and democracy, or doesn't use social media to try to manipulate other nations…. Well, this is why it's important to get your information from a variety of sources.

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…

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

ACLU (2019-03-01). The Dakota Access Pipeline Company Is Abusing the Judicial System to Silence Dissent. aclu.org A federal court threw out a baseless lawsuit against Greenpeace and other pipeline opponents and the company promptly refiled the case in state court. | In a win for free speech, a federal court in North Dakota recently dismissed a baseless $900 million lawsuit brought by the Dakota Access Pipeline company against Greenpeace and a number of individual protesters. The company should have learned its lesson. Instead, it refiled the case in state court. | These meritless cases…

Fight Back (2019-03-01). UNF SDS wins campaign demands. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – On February 19 the University of North Florida Students for a Democratic Society (UNF SDS) held a rally speaking out against Trump's Declaration of a National Emergency to fund his racist, xenophobic border wall. About 30 students attended despite the chilly rain. Several speakers addressed the protesters about the importance of organizing on campus and opposing Trump's backwards policies. | After the speeches, students from UNF SDS marched across campus to the university president's office and occupied it until the administration met with SDS to discuss the students' demands. SDS dem…

2019-03-04: Social Media Postees

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OPCW Syria Report Cripples Western "Chemical Weapons" Narrative
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) has presented its final report regarding an alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, Syria on April 7, 2018. Despite attempts by the Western media to hail it as "proof" that the | …
globalresearch.ca/opcw-syria-report-chem…

The Big Obstacle for Bernie Isn't DNC "Rigging"—It's Media Trashing
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
"Let's be clear," writes Solomon of Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential run. "The huge obstacle ahead is not the DNC—it's the mass media." (Photo: Screenshot/MSNBC) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/04/big-ob…

The Biggest Obstacle for Bernie Isn't the DNC
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2019-03-04
If the Vermont senator is going to win the Democratic primary, he'll have to do it in spite of a press beholden to corporate interests.
truthdig.com/articles/the-biggest-obstac…

The Big Obstacle for Bernie Isn't DNC "Rigging" — It's Media Trashing
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2019-03-04
The effects of mobilized demands for change in the Democratic presidential nominating process have been major — not out of the goodness of any power broker's heart, but because progressives have organized effectively during the last two years…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-big-obstacle-f…

Student Surveillance Versus Gun Control: The School Safety Discussion We Aren't Having
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-04
Identifying the best way to combat school shootings cannot occur unless Congress repeals amendments blocking gun research and data collation. | On April 20, 1999, two male students walked into Columbine High School and started shooting. By the time it was over, 15 students were dead and 24 more had been injured. America had changed forever. But in some ways, it hasn't changed at all. | Nineteen years later, 17 students were murdered on Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. That event marked the 2…
aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/surveil…

Impeachment talk heats up; Nadler points to "abuse of power"
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-03-04
WASHINGTON–Talk of impeaching GOP President Donald Trump for "high crimes and misdemeanors," to quote the U.S. Constitution's language, is heating up in Congress — if not in all of the country — yet. And House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., gave it a big shove by saying the president's abuse of power "goes far …
peoplesworld.org/article/impeachment-tal…

[VIDEO] Peoples' Assembly calls for global action on March 16 against imperialist intervention in Venezuela
V. Arun Kumar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-04
The four-day International Peoples' Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, which concluded on February 27, has called for mobilizations across the world for an International Day of Struggle for Peace in Venezuela and the cessation of the economic blockade. The assembly was attended by around 500 delegates from five continents, representing 181 people's movements and organizations.
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/04/video-peo…

The War That Never Ends
Carl Boggs | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-04
After Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un left their Summit meeting in Vietnam resigned to diplomatic impasse, it's worth asking whether a time of peace and conciliation on the Korean peninsula might still be in sight. Given nearly insuperable roadblocks, could even the most congenial negotiations lead to full denuclearization of the North Korean regime? Is the United States, with all its imperial resources and leverage, willing to concede vital North Korean interests — above all, relief from economic sanctions and peace treaty to end the Korean War 65 years after military stalemate ended with a "temporary truce"?
counterpunch.org/2019/03/04/the-war-that…

Sorry, Russia-gaters; WikiLeaks Got the DNC Emails from Insider, Not Russia
Ray McGovern | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
VIPSers Binney & Johnson use the forensics that the FBI avoided doing. (See this) | Thinking back, President Barack Obama dropped a huge hint two days before he left office, using his last press conference to point out that the …
globalresearch.ca/russiagaters-wikileaks…

Cohen Hearing May Have Hurt North Korea Talks, Trump Says
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-04
In a new Twitter salvo, the president accuses Democrats of trying to sabotage his negotiations with Kim Jong-un during their Hanoi summit.
truthdig.com/articles/cohen-hearing-may-…

Democrats Need to Think Big for 2020
Robert Borosage | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and former vice president Joe Biden. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/04/democr…

Will the New York State Democratic Party Oppose 'Fusion' Voting?
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2019-03-04
Will the New York State Democratic Party Oppose 'Fusion' Voting?
thenation.com/article/new-york-state-dem…

Video: Pablo Allende and the Truth About Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
In just under six minutes, the grandson of the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende (murdered in a US-sponsored coup), tells the real story on Venezuela. | You'll never see Pablo Allende on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, etc. The American people–mostly …
globalresearch.ca/pablo-allende-truth-ab…

Watch: US-Led Forces Drop Banned White Phosphorous on East Syria
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-04
(ZH) — According to Middle East news source Al Masdar News, the U.S. Coalition dropped internationally banned white phosphorous on the last tiny Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria during intense operations on Saturday evening. American warplanes specifically dropped the white phosphorous on ISIS positions inside the Baghouz camp, which coalition statements have described as the last holdout to the "most …

Watch: US-Led Forces Drop Banned White Phosphorous on East Syria

Yazidis freed from Islamic State captivity in Syria and returned to Iraq
Al-Thawra | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
Over 3.000 Yazidi's remain missing, in an act declared as "Genocide" by the International Community.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/02/1882154…

Sanders, Warren, Ocasio-Cortez, and Other Lawmakers Sign Pledge to End America's "Forever Wars"
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-03-04
Eight members of Congress have taken a pledge to work to bring ongoing U.S. global military conflicts to a "responsible and expedient" end, the result of a first-of-its kind lobbying effort by military veterans on Capitol Hill. | The pledge was written and organized by a group called Common Defense, made up of veterans and military families, which advocates for scaling back U.S. military commitments overseas. Common Defense boasts of more than 20,000 veteran members in all 50 states, and it threw its endorsement behind almost 30 candidates in the last midterm election cycle. | The group's involvement in electoral…
theintercept.com/2019/03/04/common-defen…

This week in history: March 4-10
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-04
Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Whitewater, scientists, MIT, antiwar, Vietnam, UCS…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/04/twih…

The "Humboldt Three" Take Israel to Court
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-04
In June 2017, three active members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement disrupted a talk titled "Life in Israel — Terror, Bias and the Chances for Peace," by an Israeli official who was hosted by the Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft (German-Israeli Society) at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. Aliza Lavie, a member of Knesset for the centrist Yesh Atid party and chairwoman of the Knesset Caucu…
truthout.org/articles/the-humboldt-three…

Ilhan Omar Faces Renewed Smears From GOP and Fellow Democrats Over Her Criticism of Israel
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) endured renewed accusations of anti-Semitism after remarks critical of Israel's influence on American politics made last Wednesday at a Washington bookstore were published Friday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/04/ilhan-o…

USA empire refused de-nuclearization in Korea
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
Contrary to US mainstream corporate-bin-Laden media accounts, it was Washington that refused to accept a reasonable, step-by-step reciprocal confidence-building process put forth by the DPRK (North Korea) that scuttled the much-awaited peace talk in Hanoi this past week. The overbearing US side refused to A) bring up a formal Peace Treaty to end the 1950s Korean War; B) looked upon de-nuclearization only as a one-sided surrender of all of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile arsenal, without a corresponding removal of U.S. nuclear arms in NE Asia; and C)arrogantly insists on maintaining the strangling but illegal econ…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/01/1882154…

"Capitalism will make migrants out of all citizens"
Diego Fusaro | indybay.org | 2019-03-04
No one speaks about the right to be deeply rooted in one's country and not to be uprooted by global capitalism. In reality, the elite is demophobic. That means, it hates people and democracy. We must be populist and not elitist today, democratic and not demophobic, and defend national sovereignty and not globalization.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/04/1882163…

Ilhan Omar Faces Renewed Smears Over Criticism of Israel From Democrats and Republicans
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-04
(CD) — A firestorm over comments critical of Israel by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) continued to engulf the Democratic Party and American politics over the weekend. Omar continues to stand firm in her assertion that criticism of the Israeli occupation does not constitute anti-Semitism. And the blowback she's received from Republicans and Democrats alike sheds light on …

Ilhan Omar Faces Renewed Smears Over Criticism of Israel From Democrats and Republicans

Outrage Over Anti-Muslim Poster That Ties Ilhan Omar With 9/11
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
An anti-Muslim poster seen outside of the chamber of the West Virginia house of delegates showed a picture of 9/11 and Ilhan Omar together with the words, "Never forget – you said. I am the proof – you have forgotten." | RELATED: | 5 Reasons Why Ilhan Omar Is Right About AIPAC | The Congresswoman from Minnesota slammed…
telesurenglish.net/news/Outrage-Over-Ant…

Argentina Opens Fire On Chinese Ship Illegally Fishing
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Argentina's Coast Guard opened fire on a Chinese ship crew that was allegedly illegally fishing off its coastal waters early Saturday morning failing to heed warnings to stop. | RELATED: | Argentines Outraged by Macri's 'Hypocritical' Last Address at Congress | Video filmed from the coast guard ship shows the Chinese ship Hua Xiang 801 coming close to the coast guard vessel in the choppy South Atlantic waters off Chabut province in Argentina. | "Hua Xiang 801: preparing t…
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Argentina: President Macri's Father Dies, Family Mourns Passing
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
The father of Argentine President Mauricio Macri and one of the country's most powerful tycoons, Franco Macri, died Saturday at the age of 88 in his home in Barrio Parque, local media report | RELATED: | Argentines Outraged by Macri's 'Hypocritical' Last Address at Congress | After suffering for years from various health complications, the Ital…
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Democrats and Republicans Move to Silence Rep. Omar's Criticism of Israel
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-03
It looks like the embattled representative from Minnesota will end up like Cynthia McKinney, who was thrown out of Congress for the sin of criticizing the official narrative on 9/11. | She is also a fierce critic of Israel and its …
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Milan Says 'People First' To Salvini's Racist Policies
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Milan's streets were filled Saturday with tens of thousands of anti-nationalist protesters who say Italy's national government is enacting racist policies they don't want to be a part of. | RELATED: | Italy's New 'Bad Law' Tightens Asylum Criteria | The demonstrators played drums and trumpets as they marched peacefully among northern Italy's main streets and shouted "prima le persone" (people first) to counter the vocally anti-immigrant prime minister's "prima gli Italiani" (Italians first). | M…
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Betsy DeVos' Right-Wing School Indoctrination Program
Steven Singer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-03
What do you do when thinking people reject your political ideology? You get rid of thinking people. That's Betsy DeVos' plan to rejuvenate and renew the Republican Party.
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Why the Republicans' New "Red Scare" Tactics Ring False
Harold Meyerson | commondreams.org | 2019-03-03
The annual Conservative Political Action Conference—a reliable index of far-right apprehensions—rolled into Washington last week, proclaiming long and loud the new Republican mantra: If we don't reelect Donald Trump, neo-Stalinism will befall us!
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Indigenous Groups Invite Ivan Duque to Address Rights Violation
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Colombian Indigenous organizations are inviting President Ivan Duque to visit their communities in Cauca to witness the lack of territorial, environmental, and democratic rights in the region. | RELATED: | Another Colombian Social Leader Dead, Trade Union Mourns | In a letter addressed to the head of state, a dozen Indigenous groups wrote, "This discussion wit…
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US wants 'broad' regime-change coalition on Venezuela — Bolton
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-03
National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the United States will form "as broad a coalition" as possible to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Bolton went on to call for a "completely democratic hemisphere." | …
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Trump and Brexit Proved This Book Prophetic — What Calamity Will Befall Us Next?
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-03-03
"My concern, as I wrote the book, was that the public's loathing of the established order was bound to implicate our democratic system itself."
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'Pompous twit will get us all killed': AOC tweet-tacked over Green New Deal by ex-Greenpeace founder
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-03
Greenpeace founder turned climate change skeptic Patrick Moore has reignited his feud with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a "pompous little twit" and "garden-variety hypocrite" in a barrage of tweets. | …
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New Senate Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Nationwide and Erase Possession Charges
The Mind Unleashed | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-03
(TMU) — A group of Democrats are hoping that they can roll back the war on drugs with a new federal marijuana legalization bill. Dubbed the Marijuana Justice Act of 2019, the bill would see marijuana finally removed from the federal list of controlled substances, legalizing the plant on a nationwide level and removing a range …

New Senate Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Nationwide and Erase Possession Charges

Congressional, civil rights leaders gather at Civil Rights Memorial to honor movement's martyrs
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-02
U.S. Rep. John Lewis led a gathering of congressional and civil rights leaders in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, today, honoring those who lost their lives in the struggle for civil rights.
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Hodeida Residents Brace for the Worst as UN Truce Falters Amid Saudi Military Buildup
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-02
Local residents and analysts alike fear the Saudi-led Coalition is using the relative calm derived from the new agreement as cover to fulfill its military objectives and not as a stepping stone towards peace.
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The Venezuela crisis and realpolitik
Alfred de Zayas | mronline.org | 2019-03-02
As heads of government, democratically entrusted with safeguarding the welfare of all Venezuelans, Chavez and Maduro bear overall responsibility for the economic crisis, but they are not alone. | Source…
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'Raving' Democrats, 'sick' CNN and deep state 'bulls**t': Trump channels old campaign energy at CPAC
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-02
US President Donald Trump delivered a speech to conservatives that was short on 'presidential' ceremony and long on the jokes and one-liners that fired up his base in 2016. Here're some highlights. | …
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At Conservative Conference, Speakers Were Obsessed With the Socialist Boogeyman
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-03-02
Matt Schlapp, the chair of the American Conservative Union, kicked off the Conservative Political Action Conference on Wednesday by stating explicitly the goal of the four-day event: to dissect and understand the tactics used by progressive activists, in order to effectively push back against "creeping socialism." | CPAC, as the annual event is known, has long been a place for debate around conservative ideas. This year, however, the speakers — avowed supporters of President Donald Trump — spent much more time fearmongering about a socialist takeover of the United States and counting the losses they s…
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Trump White House leads fascistic attack on socialism at Conservative Political Action Conference
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-02
The event opened Thursday with a five-and-a-half-minute video collage presenting the Democratic Party as a looming socialist threat from which only Trump and his supporters can save America.
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Kamala Harris' office paid out over $1.1mn to settle sex harassment claims as AG
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-02
Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is in damage control mode over revelations that her office paid out over $1.1 million in response to sex harassment and misconduct claims while she was California's attorney general. | …
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2020 'hip-hop generation' candidate 'fights the power' with… RAP LYRICS
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-02
Cory Booker, a 2020 Democratic hopeful, has recently revealed his strategy to capture the votes of America's minorities: quote 30-year-old rap lyrics and hope for the best. | …
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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…
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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…
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War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace
Rafia Zakaria | thenation.com | 2019-03-01
War-Weary Pakistan Is Ready for Peace…
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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…
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The Dakota Access Pipeline Company Is Abusing the Judicial System to Silence Dissent
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-01
A federal court threw out a baseless lawsuit against Greenpeace and other pipeline opponents and the company promptly refiled the case in state court. | In a win for free speech, a federal court in North Dakota recently dismissed a baseless $900 million lawsuit brought by the Dakota Access Pipeline company against Greenpeace and a number of individual protesters. The company should have learned its lesson. Instead, it refiled the case in state court. | These meritless cases…
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Facebook Wants You to Know if You're Getting Your News From the Wrong Government
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2019-03-01
If you're thinking that Facebook–90 percent of whose customers are not in the United States–should treat Russian-backed outlets differently than US-backed outlets because the US supports peace and democracy, or doesn't use social media to try to manipulate other nations…. Well, this is why it's important to get your information from a variety of sources.
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UNF SDS wins campaign demands
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-01
Jacksonville, FL – On February 19 the University of North Florida Students for a Democratic Society (UNF SDS) held a rally speaking out against Trump's Declaration of a National Emergency to fund his racist, xenophobic border wall. About 30 students attended despite the chilly rain. Several speakers addressed the protesters about the importance of organizing on campus and opposing Trump's backwards policies. | After the speeches, students from UNF SDS marched across campus to the university president's office and occupied it until the administration met with SDS to discuss the students' demands. SDS dem…
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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…
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