Monthly Archives: April 2019

2019-04-30: News Headlines

RT (2019-04-30). Tulsi Gabbard takes on her own party over 'endless war' in mysteriously-deleted viral campaign clip. rt.com There's no point in knocking Trump out of the White House if a Democratic president has only more endless war to offer, Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard has declared in a deleted, then reposted campaign tweet.

Staff (2019-04-30). Corporate Media's Open Hostility to Medicare-for-All. truthdig.com The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is heating up, and healthcare is a key issue up for debate. A number of high-profile candidates, including Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren, have endorsed a Medicare for All solution to America's healthcare problem. However, the idea is most closely associated with Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has made it a central platform of his election bid. | The United States spends around twice as much on healthcare as oth…

Staff (2019-04-30). Rep. Ilhan Omar Is a Courageous, Bold Black Woman. truthout.org Two of the founders of Black Lives Matter, as well as professor Angela Davis and scores of other black women, are holding a rally today on Capitol Hill to defend Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and to urge Congress to censure President Trump for his attacks on her. Omar made history earlier this year when she and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan became the first Muslim women in Congress. She is also the first member of Congress to wear a hijab. Omar, who was born in Somalia and came to the United States as a refugee, has been at the center of numerous right-wing attacks since taking office. Omar recently said d…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-04-30). WATCH: Medicare for All in the Spotlight at Historic Congressional Hearing. commondreams.org "We are creating a movement that makes it clear that when we win Medicare for All, it will be because of the people's movement!" said Rep. Pramila Jayapal | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-30). Angela Davis & Barbara Ransby: We Stand with Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Courageous, Bold Black Woman. democracynow.org Two of the founders of Black Lives Matter, as well as professor Angela Davis and scores of other black women, are holding a rally today on Capitol Hill to defend Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and to urge Congress to censure President Trump for his attacks on her. Omar made history earlier this year when she and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan became the first Muslim women in Congress. She is also the first member of Congress to wear a hijab. Omar, who was born in Somalia and came to the United States as a refugee, has been at the center of numerous right-wing attacks since taking office. Omar recently said deat…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-30). Headlines for April 30, 2019. democracynow.org Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Claim a Coup Is Underway, Trump to Make Asylum Seekers Pay Application Fees, Trump Organization Sues Banks in Bid to Resist Congressional Subpoenas, Pentagon Links More U.S. Military Members to Neo-Nazi Group, Christchurch, NZ Police Find Explosive Device Amid Fears of More Anti-Muslim Violence, Terror Suspect Arrested After Receiving Fake Explosives from FBI Informant, Lori Gilbert-Kaye, Killed in Synagogue Shooting, Mourned at San Diego Funeral, Trump to Designate the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Who Oversaw Mueller Probe, Ste…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Ilhan Omar Responds to Meghan McCain's New Attack Against Her. telesurenglish.net U.S Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has responded to Meghan McCain's recent attack in which the conservative commentator criticized the congresswoman's rhetoric. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Was Right on 'Black Hawk Down' Events in Somalia Despite Right-wing Media's Lies | On Sunday McCain told her fellow castmates on ABC's "The View" that Rep. Omar's previous comments needed to be discussed in light of the recent shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. | "I…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-30). Doubts at America's National Security Agency (NSA): Shelving a Mass Surveillance Program? globalresearch.ca Earlier this year, Luke Murry, national security adviser for Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, revealed that the National Security Agency had been averse over the last six months to using the phone surveillance program that hoovers information from …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-30). Former DHS Analyst: Trump Administration Not Taking White Nationalist Threat Seriously Enough. democracynow.org Funeral services were held Monday in San Diego, California, for Lori Kaye, a 60-year-old Jewish congregant who was shot dead Saturday in the latest attack by a white supremacist on a house of worship. To talk about the rise of white supremacist violence and the Trump administration's response, we speak to Daryl Johnson, a former senior analyst in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In 2009, Johnson authored a report warning about the increasing dangers of violent right-wing extremism in the United States, sparking a political firestorm in the process. Under pressure from Republican lawmakers and popular tal…

RT (2019-04-30). Polls show Biden leads race for Democratic presidential nominee. rt.com Two polls released a day after Joe Biden held his first campaign rally in Pittsburgh show the former US vice-president ahead of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, improving his numbers by six to 11 points.

Staff (2019-04-30). MSNBC Loves Biden Because He Won't Break Up Telecom Companies. truthout.org Joe Biden finally announced on Thursday what everyone already knew. With the release of a three-and-a-half minute promotional video, the former vice president officially threw his name in the ever-expanding ring of Democratic primary contenders seeking to win the opportunity to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020. Biden has already seen his share of coverage, and was the second-most-mentioned Dem…

Staff (2019-04-30). Fascism Is on the March. We Need Radical Education to Fight Back. truthout.org "We must believe in the Principle of Hope. A Marxist does not have the right to be a pessimist." —Ernst BlochSomething sinister and horrifying is happening to liberal democracies all over the globe. Democratic institutions, such as the independent media, schools, the legal system, certain financial institutions, and higher education are under siege worldwide. Some of the latest examples of this can be found in the resurgence of vigilantes and right-wing…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Trump Sues Two Banks to Block Federal Investigation. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump, along with three of his children and seven of his companies, filed a federal lawsuit on Monday, April 29, against Deutsche Bank and Capital One Financial Corp in an attemp to block the banks from complying with federal subpoenas investigating his financial dealings. | RELATED: | Democrat O'Rourke Accuses Trump Of Controlling Fox News Content | The subpoenas — which the Trumps described in their suit as "intrusive and overbroad" — were i…

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez Seeks Refuge in Chile Embassy. telesurenglish.net Leopoldo Lopez requested protection this Tuesday afternoon as a guest at the Chilean embassy in Caracas, Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero confirmed through his Twitter account. | "Lilian Tintori and her daughter entered as guests to the residence of our diplomatic mission in Caracas. A few minutes ago his spouse, Leopoldo López, who stayed with his family in that place, joined him. Chile reaffirms commitment to Venezuelan Democrats," Ampuero said in a tweet.

Staff (2019-04-30). The Era of "Centrist" Establishment Democrats Is Over. truthout.org What do you call a "healthy economy" that almost no one is experiencing personally? I call it a made-for-TV sham. | "President Trump's strongest case for reelection remains the country's healthy economy, but the potency of that issue for him is complicated by a widespread belief that the economy mainly benefits people already in power," The Washington Post reported on Monday morning.

WSWS (2019-04-30). Participants in SEP (Australia) rally demand freedom for Assange and Manning. wsws.org Attendees passionately defended the WikiLeaks publisher for exposing the war crimes, anti-democratic conspiracies and mass surveillance conducted by the US and its allies.

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-30). Corporate Joe: Biden Enters the Presidential Race. counterpunch.org Values, values and more values. Another dreary dish added to the smorgasbord of Democratic hopefuls for the White House. This one is a bit cured and worn, smoked by history. Biden, having performed the role of Vice President for Barack Obama and senator for Delaware, is making his third attempt to not so much gallop More

RT (2019-04-30). Pompeo's talk of 'Russian meddling' is not about democracy, but about power. rt.com The 'Russian meddling' conspiracy theory was hatched by Democrats in 2016 as a way to defeat Donald Trump. Now the Trump administration is invoking it to justify massive military spending, spying, coups and censorship.

RT (2019-04-30). Sex-scandal hoaxer Jacob Wohl accused of trying to smear presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. rt.com Jacob Wohl, who became notorious after his attempt to set up special counsel Robert Mueller on fake rape charges imploded, has been accused of targeting Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg with a similar stunt.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-04-30). Humpty Dumpty Has Had a Great Fall. Reckless US Foreign Policy. Preemptive Nuclear War against Russia and China. globalresearch.ca While the crazed and corrupt people who comprise the Democratic Party and US print and TV media continue to insist that Russiagate is real, a very real threat is emerging in Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. The threat arises …

teleSUR (2019-04-30). US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net International law seems to matter little to the United States (U.S.) government as they once again have publicly expressed support for a coup attempt against the constitutional and democratically elected government of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Gov't Denies Takeover of La Carlota Air Base as part of Coup Attempt | One of the first to ratify his support for the destabilizing attempt was U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who as news of an attempted coup reached t…

Peace & Freedom Party (2019-04-30). Peoples Park Preservation. indybay.org StarryPlough 3101 Shattuck…

James Carden (2019-04-30). Time to Pursue an International Cyber Treaty? thenation.com Time to Pursue an International Cyber Treaty?

RT (2019-04-29). 'I'm f***ed': Twitter facepalms as Clinton impersonates Trump's Mueller report quote (VIDEO). rt.com Hillary Clinton impersonating US President Donald Trump while reading excerpts from the Mueller report has sparked an outpouring of groans across the internet.

Staff (2019-04-29). Impeach or Investigate? Democrats See No Reason to Choose. truthdig.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress is taking a step-by-step approach in exerting its role as a check on the executive branch.

Joshua Holland (2019-04-29). The Politics of Impeachment May Be Debatable, but Congress's Duty Is Clear. thenation.com The Politics of Impeachment May Be Debatable, but Congress's Duty Is Clear…

Akela Lacy (2019-04-29). Activist Ady Barkan's Illness Took His Ability to Speak — But He's Still Testifying at Congress to Pass Medicare for All. theintercept.com Here's how the famed activist will testify to Congress — despite illness taking away his ability to speak.

Richard Kogan (2019-04-29). 5 Reasons to Reject Any Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment. commondreams.org A Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA), writes Kogan, "is a fundamentally unsound policy idea." (Photo: Bj√∂rn Wylezich/Dreamstime) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

John Wojcik (2019-04-29). Constitutional Crisis: Now Barr, too, threatens to ignore Congress. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Justice Department has joined President Donald Trump in stonewalling the legitimate attempts by Congress to exercise its responsibility to conduct oversight of the executive branch. Trump's attorney general, William Barr, the highest law enforcement officer in the land, has informed the House Judiciary Committee that he may not show up Thursday for questioning on …

commondreams (2019-04-29). Coalition for Fair Drug Prices Urges Congress to Think Bigger to Solve High Drug Costs, and Ease Consumers' Financial Burden. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2019-04-29). NAACP Participates in Congresswoman Marcia Fudge's Voting Rights Hearings. naacp.org The NAACP joined leading civil rights and voting rights advocates in Halifax, North Carolina and Cleveland, Ohio to bring attention to voter suppression barriers in those states. Headed by Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), the House Subcommittee on Elections hosted the hearings on voting rights and election administration and will continue to do so for the upcoming month. The NAACP …

WSWS (2019-04-29). Trump orders officials to refuse congressional subpoenas. wsws.org The Democrats have responded by threatening to withhold funds from noncomplying agencies and to jail administration officials who are in contempt of Congress.

teleSUR (2019-04-29). Indigenous Women Lead Fight for Land Rights in Brazil. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Indigenous women have been overturning tradition to step into the spotlight and lead an international push to defend their land rights, which are up against the greatest threat they have faced in years under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | Indigenous Protesters Set Up Camp Outside Brazil's Congress | Claiming that Indigenous populations lived in poverty, Bolsonaro is making legislative moves meant to allow development of their ancestral lands, currently p…

Bill Boyarsky (2019-04-29). This Isn't the Election for Democrats to Play It Safe. truthdig.com As I watched the Democratic candidates for president on television during the recent CNN town hall forum, I thought that at least one of the women among them could make an excellent nominee. I also wondered whether this election cycle may be ripe for a strong campaign led by a woman. | Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar presented as forceful and knowledgeable as they fielded questions at the April 22 event. They were every bit as impressive as Sen. Bernie Sanders and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who were also participating in the forum. Two other women, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Rep. T…

Aída Chávez (2019-04-29). New Bernie Sanders App Democratizes Organizing — and Panics People Unfamiliar With Organizing. theintercept.com The Bernie Sanders campaign kicked off its massive volunteer program this weekend by holding nearly 5,000 house parties across the country and unveiling a new organizing app that gives campaign supporters a way to share political information on friends, family, and neighbors. | Sanders's strategy to emerge from the crowded primary field revolves around energizing and empowering his army of supporters, and giving them easy-to-use tools in the hopes of expanding the electoral map in both the primary and general elections. More than 60,000 people attended the events, which took place in every state and more than 30…

Sam Pizzigati (2019-04-29). Gentrification of the Sea. counterpunch.org We typically think of urban neighborhoods when we think of gentrification — places where modest-income families thrived for generations suddenly becoming no-go zones for all but the affluent. The waters around us have always seemed a place of escape from all this displacement, a more democratic space where the rich can stake no claim. The More

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-04-29). Climate Groups Applaud Beto for New Proposal, But Warn Action Plan Would Be 'Too Little, Too Late'. commondreams.org Climate action groups on Monday applauded as Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke released his plan for tackling the climate crisis—while acknowledging that his proposal would not go far enough to keep catastrophic climate change at bay and represented a rollback of his earlier statements about halting the warming of the planet. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-04-29). Conway tears into Ocasio-Cortez over 'silence' on Sri Lanka attacks in epic Twitter brawl. rt.com Kellyanne Conway and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have traded blows on Twitter after the White House adviser accused the Democratic representative of failing to condemn the attacks on Christian churches in Sri Lanka.

Shawgi Tell (2019-04-29). "Progressive" 2020 Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Who Support Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org More writers, commentators, and researchers are increasingly reminding the public that a large number of democrats at all levels of government have long supported and promoted privately-operated charter schools that annually siphon billions of public dollars from thousands of over-tested and vilified public schools. The oft-repeated myth that the privatization and destruction of public education …

WSWS (2019-04-29). Fascistic Vox party enters parliament in Spain elections, as social democrats gain. wsws.org Heavy voter turnout reflected, at least in part, significant numbers of people trying to cast a vote to prevent the far right from coming to power.

Justin Anderson (2019-04-29). Comcast-Owned MSNBC in the Tank for Joe Biden's Presidential Run. theantimedia.com (FAIR) — Joe Biden finally announced on Thursday what everyone already knew. With the release of a three-and-a-half minute promotional video, the former vice president officially threw his name in the ever-expanding ring of Democratic primary contenders seeking to win the opportunity to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020. Biden has already seen his share …

Julia Conley (2019-04-29). US-Led Bombing Campaign in Syria Killed 1,600 Civilians and Left Raqqa 'Most Destroyed City in Modern Times'. mintpressnews.com An "unprecedented" new study revealed that the U.S.-led bombing campaign on Raqqa, Syria in 2017 killed an estimated 1,600 innocent civilians while leveling the city on a scale unparalleled in recent decades.

teleSUR (2019-04-29). Libyan Mufti Urges Muslims To Boycott Hajj Over Saudi Crimes. telesurenglish.net Libya's Grand Mufti Sadiq al-Ghariani called on Muslims around the world to boycott Hajj because the Saudi government is allegedly using the pilgramage revenues to commit crimes against "fellow Muslims". | RELATED: | US Wants To Carve Up Venezuela Like Syria and Libya: Russia | In Ghariani's opinion, making the pilgramage to Mecca is important for all Muslims, but going a second time would be committing "an act of sin rather than a good deed" because of the money that goes to the…

unitedEditor (2019-04-29). Nur-Sultan talks, Spanish elections, Kim in Russia. uwidata.com Nur-Sultan peace talks The 12th round of negotiations on the Syrian crisis between Turkey, Iran and Russia took place in Kazakhstan. The participating countries conducted intensive consultations in a bilateral and trilateral format. The guarantors of the Astana process hope to help UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen initiate a Constitutional Committee, but some questions remain …

Andre Vltchek (2019-04-29). In the Small Canadian City of Regina, Resistance is Brewing. dissidentvoice.org Ed Lehman is a Canadian Communist, and a comrade of mine. I don't say such things often or lightly, especially about Westerners. But he became my comrade, and we struggled shoulder to shoulder, for five days. Not in the South American wilderness, not in Afghanistan or Syria, but in Regina, a small Canadian city, the …

Global Research News (2019-04-29). Selected Articles: Terror Attack in Sri Lanka by ISIS. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

United Nations (2019-04-29). 'Continuing absence' of political solution to Israel-Palestine conflict 'undermines and compounds' UN efforts to end wholesale crisis. un.org The UN is "continuing to address the humanitarian, economic and political crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory" but efforts are continually undermined by the lack of any political progress towards a two-State solution, said the head of UN Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) on Monday.

United Nations (2019-04-29). Bringing justice to the people: how the UN is helping communities deal with disputes in remote and dangerous areas. un.org Justice can be hard to come by in countries hit by conflict. To ensure that communities can settle disputes, and see criminals lawfully punished, UN peacekeeping missions support mobile courts, which travel to places where no regular court exists.

Alan MacLeod (2019-04-29). Corporate Media Are Here to Warn You: Medicare for All Is a Very Bad Idea. fair.org The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is heating up, and healthcare is a key issue up for debate. A number of high-profile candidates, including Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren, have endorsed a Medicare for All solution to America's healthcare problem. However, the idea is most closely associated with Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has made it a central platform of his election bid. A 2018 Reuters poll ( 8/23/18) found that 70 percent of Americans support Medicare for All. | The United States…

RT (2019-04-28). Senator Richard Lugar, a Republican who helped Russia get rid of Cold War-era nukes, dies aged 87. rt.com Former Indiana Senator and nuclear disarmament champion Richard Lugar has died, aged 87. Lugar was honored by the Russian embassy in Washington for legislation that helped Russia dispose of thousands of Cold War-era weapons. |

2019-04-30: Social Media Postees

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Tulsi Gabbard takes on her own party over 'endless war' in mysteriously-deleted viral campaign clip
rt.com | 2019-04-30
There's no point in knocking Trump out of the White House if a Democratic president has only more endless war to offer, Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard has declared in a deleted, then reposted campaign tweet. | …
rt.com/usa/457870-tulsi-confronts-democr…

Corporate Media's Open Hostility to Medicare-for-All
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-30
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is heating up, and healthcare is a key issue up for debate. A number of high-profile candidates, including Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren, have endorsed a Medicare for All solution to America's healthcare problem. However, the idea is most closely associated with Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has made it a central platform of his election bid. | The United States spends around twice as much on healthcare as oth…
truthdig.com/articles/corporate-medias-o…

Ilhan Omar Responds to Meghan McCain's New Attack Against Her
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
U.S Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has responded to Meghan McCain's recent attack in which the conservative commentator criticized the congresswoman's rhetoric. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Was Right on 'Black Hawk Down' Events in Somalia Despite Right-wing Media's Lies | On Sunday McCain told her fellow castmates on ABC's "The View" that Rep. Omar's previous comments needed to be discussed in light of the recent shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. | "I…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ilhan-Omar-Respo…

WATCH: Medicare for All in the Spotlight at Historic Congressional Hearing
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
"We are creating a movement that makes it clear that when we win Medicare for All, it will be because of the people's movement!" said Rep. Pramila Jayapal | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/04/30/watch-m…

Angela Davis & Barbara Ransby: We Stand with Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Courageous, Bold Black Woman
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-30
Two of the founders of Black Lives Matter, as well as professor Angela Davis and scores of other black women, are holding a rally today on Capitol Hill to defend Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and to urge Congress to censure President Trump for his attacks on her. Omar made history earlier this year when she and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan became the first Muslim women in Congress. She is also the first member of Congress to wear a hijab. Omar, who was born in Somalia and came to the United States as a refugee, has been at the center of numerous right-wing attacks since taking office. Omar recently said deat…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/30/angela_da…

Rep. Ilhan Omar Is a Courageous, Bold Black Woman
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-30
Two of the founders of Black Lives Matter, as well as professor Angela Davis and scores of other black women, are holding a rally today on Capitol Hill to defend Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and to urge Congress to censure President Trump for his attacks on her. Omar made history earlier this year when she and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan became the first Muslim women in Congress. She is also the first member of Congress to wear a hijab. Omar, who was born in Somalia and came to the United States as a refugee, has been at the center of numerous right-wing attacks since taking office. Omar recently said d…
truthout.org/video/rep-ilhan-omar-is-a-c…

Former DHS Analyst: Trump Administration Not Taking White Nationalist Threat Seriously Enough
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-30
Funeral services were held Monday in San Diego, California, for Lori Kaye, a 60-year-old Jewish congregant who was shot dead Saturday in the latest attack by a white supremacist on a house of worship. To talk about the rise of white supremacist violence and the Trump administration's response, we speak to Daryl Johnson, a former senior analyst in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In 2009, Johnson authored a report warning about the increasing dangers of violent right-wing extremism in the United States, sparking a political firestorm in the process. Under pressure from Republican lawmakers and popular tal…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/30/former_dh…

Doubts at America's National Security Agency (NSA): Shelving a Mass Surveillance Program?
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
Earlier this year, Luke Murry, national security adviser for Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, revealed that the National Security Agency had been averse over the last six months to using the phone surveillance program that hoovers information from …
globalresearch.ca/nsa-mass-surveillance-…

Participants in SEP (Australia) rally demand freedom for Assange and Manning
wsws.org | 2019-04-30
Attendees passionately defended the WikiLeaks publisher for exposing the war crimes, anti-democratic conspiracies and mass surveillance conducted by the US and its allies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/30/ints…

Humpty Dumpty Has Had a Great Fall. Reckless US Foreign Policy. Preemptive Nuclear War against Russia and China
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-30
While the crazed and corrupt people who comprise the Democratic Party and US print and TV media continue to insist that Russiagate is real, a very real threat is emerging in Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. The threat arises …
globalresearch.ca/humpty-dumpty-great-fa…

Trump Sues Two Banks to Block Federal Investigation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
U.S. President Donald Trump, along with three of his children and seven of his companies, filed a federal lawsuit on Monday, April 29, against Deutsche Bank and Capital One Financial Corp in an attemp to block the banks from complying with federal subpoenas investigating his financial dealings. | RELATED: | Democrat O'Rourke Accuses Trump Of Controlling Fox News Content | The subpoenas — which the Trumps described in their suit as "intrusive and overbroad" — were i…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Sues-Two-B…

The Era of "Centrist" Establishment Democrats Is Over
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-30
What do you call a "healthy economy" that almost no one is experiencing personally? I call it a made-for-TV sham. | "President Trump's strongest case for reelection remains the country's healthy economy, but the potency of that issue for him is complicated by a widespread belief that the economy mainly benefits people already in power," The Washington Post reported on Monday morning.
truthout.org/articles/the-era-of-centris…

MSNBC Loves Biden Because He Won't Break Up Telecom Companies
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-30
Joe Biden finally announced on Thursday what everyone already knew. With the release of a three-and-a-half minute promotional video, the former vice president officially threw his name in the ever-expanding ring of Democratic primary contenders seeking to win the opportunity to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020. Biden has already seen his share of coverage, and was the second-most-mentioned Dem…
truthout.org/articles/msnbc-loves-biden-…

US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
International law seems to matter little to the United States (U.S.) government as they once again have publicly expressed support for a coup attempt against the constitutional and democratically elected government of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Gov't Denies Takeover of La Carlota Air Base as part of Coup Attempt | One of the first to ratify his support for the destabilizing attempt was U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who as news of an attempted coup reached t…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Publicly-Admi…

Corporate Joe: Biden Enters the Presidential Race
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-30
Values, values and more values. Another dreary dish added to the smorgasbord of Democratic hopefuls for the White House. This one is a bit cured and worn, smoked by history. Biden, having performed the role of Vice President for Barack Obama and senator for Delaware, is making his third attempt to not so much gallop…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/30/corporate-jo…

Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez Seeks Refuge in Chile Embassy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
Leopoldo Lopez requested protection this Tuesday afternoon as a guest at the Chilean embassy in Caracas, Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero confirmed through his Twitter account. | "Lilian Tintori and her daughter entered as guests to the residence of our diplomatic mission in Caracas. A few minutes ago his spouse, Leopoldo López, who stayed with his family in that place, joined him. Chile reaffirms commitment to Venezuelan Democrats," Ampuero said in a tweet.
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Oppos…

Fascism Is on the March. We Need Radical Education to Fight Back
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-30
"We must believe in the Principle of Hope. A Marxist does not have the right to be a pessimist." –Ernst BlochSomething sinister and horrifying is happening to liberal democracies all over the globe. Democratic institutions, such as the independent media, schools, the legal system, certain financial institutions, and higher education are under siege worldwide. Some of the latest examples of this can be found in the resurgence of vigilantes and right-wing…
truthout.org/articles/fascism-is-on-the-…

Pompeo's talk of 'Russian meddling' is not about democracy, but about power
rt.com | 2019-04-30
The 'Russian meddling' conspiracy theory was hatched by Democrats in 2016 as a way to defeat Donald Trump. Now the Trump administration is invoking it to justify massive military spending, spying, coups and censorship. | …
rt.com/usa/457867-pompeo-russian-meddlin…

Sex-scandal hoaxer Jacob Wohl accused of trying to smear presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg
rt.com | 2019-04-30
Jacob Wohl, who became notorious after his attempt to set up special counsel Robert Mueller on fake rape charges imploded, has been accused of targeting Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg with a similar stunt. | …
rt.com/usa/457871-jacob-wohl-rape-hoax-b…

Polls show Biden leads race for Democratic presidential nominee
rt.com | 2019-04-30
Two polls released a day after Joe Biden held his first campaign rally in Pittsburgh show the former US vice-president ahead of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, improving his numbers by six to 11 points. | …
rt.com/usa/457937-biden-polls-democrat-n…

Peoples Park Preservation
Peace & Freedom Party | indybay.org | 2019-04-30
StarryPlough 3101 Shattuck…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/29/1882301…

Time to Pursue an International Cyber Treaty?
James Carden | thenation.com | 2019-04-30
Time to Pursue an International Cyber Treaty?
thenation.com/article/international-cybe…

Corporate Media Are Here to Warn You: Medicare for All Is a Very Bad Idea
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-04-29
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is heating up, and healthcare is a key issue up for debate. A number of high-profile candidates, including Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren, have endorsed a Medicare for All solution to America's healthcare problem. However, the idea is most closely associated with Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has made it a central platform of his election bid. A 2018 Reuters poll ( 8/23/18) found that 70 percent of Americans support Medicare for All. | The United States…
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'I'm f***ed': Twitter facepalms as Clinton impersonates Trump's Mueller report quote (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-04-29
Hillary Clinton impersonating US President Donald Trump while reading excerpts from the Mueller report has sparked an outpouring of groans across the internet. | …
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Trump orders officials to refuse congressional subpoenas
wsws.org | 2019-04-29
The Democrats have responded by threatening to withhold funds from noncomplying agencies and to jail administration officials who are in contempt of Congress.
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The Politics of Impeachment May Be Debatable, but Congress's Duty Is Clear
Joshua Holland | thenation.com | 2019-04-29
The Politics of Impeachment May Be Debatable, but Congress's Duty Is Clear…
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5 Reasons to Reject Any Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment
Richard Kogan | commondreams.org | 2019-04-29
A Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA), writes Kogan, "is a fundamentally unsound policy idea." (Photo: Bj√∂rn Wylezich/Dreamstime) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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NAACP Participates in Congresswoman Marcia Fudge's Voting Rights Hearings
Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet | naacp.org | 2019-04-29
The NAACP joined leading civil rights and voting rights advocates in Halifax, North Carolina and Cleveland, Ohio to bring attention to voter suppression barriers in those states. Headed by Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), the House Subcommittee on Elections hosted the hearings on voting rights and election administration and will continue to do so for the upcoming month. The NAACP …
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Constitutional Crisis: Now Barr, too, threatens to ignore Congress
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-29
WASHINGTON–The Justice Department has joined President Donald Trump in stonewalling the legitimate attempts by Congress to exercise its responsibility to conduct oversight of the executive branch. Trump's attorney general, William Barr, the highest law enforcement officer in the land, has informed the House Judiciary Committee that he may not show up Thursday for questioning on …
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Indigenous Women Lead Fight for Land Rights in Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-29
Brazil's Indigenous women have been overturning tradition to step into the spotlight and lead an international push to defend their land rights, which are up against the greatest threat they have faced in years under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | Indigenous Protesters Set Up Camp Outside Brazil's Congress | Claiming that Indigenous populations lived in poverty, Bolsonaro is making legislative moves meant to allow development of their ancestral lands, currently p…
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Activist Ady Barkan's Illness Took His Ability to Speak — But He's Still Testifying at Congress to Pass Medicare for All
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-04-29
Here's how the famed activist will testify to Congress — despite illness taking away his ability to speak.
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Coalition for Fair Drug Prices Urges Congress to Think Bigger to Solve High Drug Costs, and Ease Consumers' Financial Burden
commondreams.org | 2019-04-29
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Impeach or Investigate? Democrats See No Reason to Choose
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-29
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress is taking a step-by-step approach in exerting its role as a check on the executive branch.
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Comcast-Owned MSNBC in the Tank for Joe Biden's Presidential Run
Justin Anderson | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-29
(FAIR) — Joe Biden finally announced on Thursday what everyone already knew. With the release of a three-and-a-half minute promotional video, the former vice president officially threw his name in the ever-expanding ring of Democratic primary contenders seeking to win the opportunity to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020. Biden has already seen his share …

Comcast-Owned MSNBC in the Tank for Joe Biden’s Presidential Run

Conway tears into Ocasio-Cortez over 'silence' on Sri Lanka attacks in epic Twitter brawl
rt.com | 2019-04-29
Kellyanne Conway and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have traded blows on Twitter after the White House adviser accused the Democratic representative of failing to condemn the attacks on Christian churches in Sri Lanka. | …
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This Isn't the Election for Democrats to Play It Safe
Bill Boyarsky | truthdig.com | 2019-04-29
As I watched the Democratic candidates for president on television during the recent CNN town hall forum, I thought that at least one of the women among them could make an excellent nominee. I also wondered whether this election cycle may be ripe for a strong campaign led by a woman. | Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar presented as forceful and knowledgeable as they fielded questions at the April 22 event. They were every bit as impressive as Sen. Bernie Sanders and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who were also participating in the forum. Two other women, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Rep. T…
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Fascistic Vox party enters parliament in Spain elections, as social democrats gain
wsws.org | 2019-04-29
Heavy voter turnout reflected, at least in part, significant numbers of people trying to cast a vote to prevent the far right from coming to power.
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Climate Groups Applaud Beto for New Proposal, But Warn Action Plan Would Be 'Too Little, Too Late'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-29
Climate action groups on Monday applauded as Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke released his plan for tackling the climate crisis—while acknowledging that his proposal would not go far enough to keep catastrophic climate change at bay and represented a rollback of his earlier statements about halting the warming of the planet. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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New Bernie Sanders App Democratizes Organizing — and Panics People Unfamiliar With Organizing
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-04-29
The Bernie Sanders campaign kicked off its massive volunteer program this weekend by holding nearly 5,000 house parties across the country and unveiling a new organizing app that gives campaign supporters a way to share political information on friends, family, and neighbors. | Sanders's strategy to emerge from the crowded primary field revolves around energizing and empowering his army of supporters, and giving them easy-to-use tools in the hopes of expanding the electoral map in both the primary and general elections. More than 60,000 people attended the events, which took place in every state and more than 30…
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"Progressive" 2020 Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Who Support Charter Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-29
More writers, commentators, and researchers are increasingly reminding the public that a large number of democrats at all levels of government have long supported and promoted privately-operated charter schools that annually siphon billions of public dollars from thousands of over-tested and vilified public schools. The oft-repeated myth that the privatization and destruction of public education …
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Gentrification of the Sea
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-29
We typically think of urban neighborhoods when we think of gentrification — places where modest-income families thrived for generations suddenly becoming no-go zones for all but the affluent. The waters around us have always seemed a place of escape from all this displacement, a more democratic space where the rich can stake no claim. The…
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US-Led Bombing Campaign in Syria Killed 1,600 Civilians and Left Raqqa 'Most Destroyed City in Modern Times'
Julia Conley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-29
An "unprecedented" new study revealed that the U.S.-led bombing campaign on Raqqa, Syria in 2017 killed an estimated 1,600 innocent civilians while leveling the city on a scale unparalleled in recent decades.
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Libyan Mufti Urges Muslims To Boycott Hajj Over Saudi Crimes
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-29
Libya's Grand Mufti Sadiq al-Ghariani called on Muslims around the world to boycott Hajj because the Saudi government is allegedly using the pilgramage revenues to commit crimes against "fellow Muslims". | RELATED: | US Wants To Carve Up Venezuela Like Syria and Libya: Russia | In Ghariani's opinion, making the pilgramage to Mecca is important for all Muslims, but going a second time would be committing "an act of sin rather than a good deed" because of the money that goes to the…
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In the Small Canadian City of Regina, Resistance is Brewing
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-29
Ed Lehman is a Canadian Communist, and a comrade of mine. I don't say such things often or lightly, especially about Westerners. But he became my comrade, and we struggled shoulder to shoulder, for five days. Not in the South American wilderness, not in Afghanistan or Syria, but in Regina, a small Canadian city, the …
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Nur-Sultan talks, Spanish elections, Kim in Russia
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-29
Nur-Sultan peace talks The 12th round of negotiations on the Syrian crisis between Turkey, Iran and Russia took place in Kazakhstan. The participating countries conducted intensive consultations in a bilateral and trilateral format. The guarantors of the Astana process hope to help UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen initiate a Constitutional Committee, but some questions remain …
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'Continuing absence' of political solution to Israel-Palestine conflict 'undermines and compounds' UN efforts to end wholesale crisis
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-29
The UN is "continuing to address the humanitarian, economic and political crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory" but efforts are continually undermined by the lack of any political progress towards a two-State solution, said the head of UN Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) on Monday.
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Bringing justice to the people: how the UN is helping communities deal with disputes in remote and dangerous areas
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-29
Justice can be hard to come by in countries hit by conflict. To ensure that communities can settle disputes, and see criminals lawfully punished, UN peacekeeping missions support mobile courts, which travel to places where no regular court exists.
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Selected Articles: Terror Attack in Sri Lanka by ISIS
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-29
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
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Senator Richard Lugar, a Republican who helped Russia get rid of Cold War-era nukes, dies aged 87
rt.com | 2019-04-28
Former Indiana Senator and nuclear disarmament champion Richard Lugar has died, aged 87. Lugar was honored by the Russian embassy in Washington for legislation that helped Russia dispose of thousands of Cold War-era weapons. | …
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Will Progressives Stop Biden, the 'Credit Card Candidate'?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-28
Joe Biden announced his campaign for the Democratic nomination with waves of patriotic "Stop Trump to save America" propaganda. However, representing the headquarters of most credit card companies, Biden defended their interests more than those of ordinary citizens. Norman Solomon and Jacqueline Luqman examine his campaign strategy…
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