Daily Archives: May 1, 2019

2019-05-01: News Headlines

Julian Assange (2019-05-01). Video: "Clinton Foundation and IS Funded from the Same Sources": Julian Assange interview with John Pilger. globalresearch.ca This interview was conducted and published in November 2016. | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stated that Hillary Clinton's Clinton Foundation and the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) are funded from the same sources. | He was speaking about the organisation's latest …

Adam Lee (2019-05-01). NAACP OPPOSES TRUMP JUDICIAL NOMINEE ANDREW BRASHER FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA. naacp.org President Trump has nominated Andrew Brasher to serve on the Federal Court for the Middle District of Alabama, and the full Senate is expected to vote on the nomination as soon as the middle of this week. The NAACP is strongly opposed to this nomination. Put simply, Mr. Brasher has demonstrated that he would put …

South Front (2019-05-01). US State Department Offers $4.5 Million Grant to "Investigate" Civilian Casualties in Syria and Iraq. globalresearch.ca The US Department of State (DOS) offered a grant opportunity for " Promoting Accountability in Iraq and Syria For Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes," on April 16th. | The grant has a funding floor of $500,000 …

Juan Cole (2019-05-01). Does Mueller's Angry Letter Prove Barr Lied to Congress? truthdig.com This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky at WaPo broke the story that Special Counsel Bob Mueller wrote a sharp letter to Attorney General William Barr to protest the 4-page summary Barr put out before releasing the Mueller report to the public.

David Swanson (2019-05-01). The Secretary of the Navy Lied to Congress. counterpunch.org Read this Military.com article from Friday: "Do U.S. High Schools Bar Military Recruiters? Activists Try to Call Pentagon's Bluff." It discusses the offer that Pat Elder and I made to award funding to any school that could be identified as one of the over 1,100 public high schools that the Secretary of the Navy told More

Peace & Freedom Party (2019-05-01). Peoples Park Preservation. indybay.org StarryPlough 3101 Shattuck…

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-05-01). Black Alliance for Peace Condemns Trump Administration's Attempt to Impose U.S. Puppet Government on People of Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Not satisfied with the orgy of violence successive U.S. administrations have imposed on the world over the last two decades in the Middle East and North Africa, the Trump administration—with the full support of a majority of Democrats and the …

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-05-01). April 30 From Vietnam to Venezuela: Workers Defeat U.S. Imperialism. indybay.org While we watch the defeat of U.S. imperialism in Venezuela unfold, we remember that on April 30, 1975, Victory in Vietnam Day and the Eve of May Day, International Workers' Day, the workers and peasants of Vietnam defeated the mightiest, deadliest war machine since that of Nazi Germany, namely that of American imperialism, at the cost of the lives of 3 million Vietnamese, 1 million Cambodians, 1 million Laotians, 58,000 Americans and thousands of other people.

The Global Research Team (2019-05-01). A World Without War: Global Research Needs Your Support. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change including a world without war. We are as committed as ever to the struggle for Peace, but …

teleSUR (2019-05-01). Israeli Official Slams Bernie Sanders For Calling PM 'Racist'. telesurenglish.net An Israeli cabinet minister condemned U.S. Democratic Party presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Tuesday for describing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government as racist over its treatment of Palestinians. | RELATED: | Biden Campaign Use Dirty Trick to Steal Donations from Sanders | Sanders, who previously stated that he is "100 percent pro-Israel" attacked Netanyahu after he was reelected to the premiership. | "The goal must be to try to bring people together and n…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-05-01). 'We Cannot Stand for This Deception': Democrats Demand Probe Into Barr Amid News of Mueller Criticism. commondreams.org "Barr's spin on the Mueller report shows he's acting like the president's lawyer, not the American people's lawyer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Bryan Wall (2019-04-30). Julian Assange's father lays into Hillary Clinton and co for smearing his son as a 'Russian asset'. thecanary.co Julian Assange's father, John Shipton, has dismissed the idea that his son is a "Russian asset". He made the comments during an interview with Tara Brown on 60 Minutes Australia on 28 April. He also attacked Hillary Clinton for blaming her 2016 presidential loss on his son. Shipton, who is 74 and last saw Assange at Christmas, said that his son now "looks as old as me". But in sp…

RT (2019-04-30). Florida cites Poway shooting to pass controversial anti-Semitism bill. rt.com Just days after the fatal shooting at a California synagogue, the Florida Senate passed an anti-Semitism bill that critics say will criminalize any criticism of Israel.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2019-04-30). Centering Black life: Groundbreaking filmmaker John Singleton dies at age 51. peoplesworld.org The history-making Black film director, screenwriter, and producer John Singleton has passed away at the age of 51 after suffering a stroke on April 17. Singleton used his talent to shine light on Black urban life, blazing a trail for many filmmakers, such as Ryan Coogler and Jordan Peele. His work centered the narrative of …

United Nations (2019-04-30). 'Action and tangible progress' needed to finally 'win the peace' for Syrians: UN envoy. un.org It will take "action and tangible progress" between Syrian Government and opposition leaders, not just dialogue, to bring about lasting peace said the UN Special Envoy for the war-torn country on Tuesday, stressing that Syria "contains many threats for renewed escalation".

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…

Ryan Grim (2019-04-30). The First-Ever Medicare-for-All Hearing Was Strangely Collegial. theintercept.com If Medicare for All is ever signed into law, what's known as the "legislative history" will date back to April 30, 2019, and the first word heard by Congress on the question will have been from activist Ady Barkan. | The legislative history will also reveal a quirk indicative of the tensions underlying the fight for single-payer health care: The first-ever hearing on Medicare for All was hosted not before any of the major committees with jurisdiction over the legislation, but instead in the cramped quarters of the Rules Committee, which typically only sets terms under which bills will be considered on the House f…

Middle East Eye (2019-04-30). "Hands Off Ilhan": Black Women Rally in Support of US Congresswoman Omar. theantimedia.com Ilhan Omar calls Islamophobia and anti-Jewish hatred "two sides of the same coin of bigotry." (MEE) — As chants of "We love you" grew louder, Ilhan Omar couldn't hold back her tears. One of the first two Muslim women ever elected to the United States Congress, Omar has become a target in her early months in Washington, …

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). President Maduro Speaks to the Nation. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stated that the La Carlota Military Base was never taken, but that a group of rebellious soldiers concentrated in the Altamira highway. In this regard, he highlighted the loyalty of the Bolivarian National Armed Force in neutralizing the attempted coup. | He went on to say that the government has faced attempted coups as never before in history because of the extreme right's desire to "impose an illegitimate government and subject the country to a neocolonial model." "Today was a contrast of peace and violence in Venezuela, a coup d'état, delivered to foreign interests and t…

Medea Benjamin (2019-04-30). Social Movements Under Intense Attack Despite Colombia 'Peace Plan'. commondreams.org "We need an alternative model globally that would allow the construction of another civilization, one that would save our planet and life itself," said Wilmer Castillo, a spokesperson for the National Agrarian Coordination. "We, the great majority of people in the world, are victims of only one system: capitalism." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

United Nations (2019-04-30). Gains by Abyei interim force can help advance resolution of border issues between Sudan and South Sudan, UN peacekeeping chief says. un.org The United Nations security force for Abyei remains essential to stability in the border regions between Sudan and South Sudan, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, proposing the creation of a civilian unit to support progress towards political resolution of the dispute between the neighboring countries, and requesting a six-month extension of its mandate.

Ryan Devereaux (2019-04-30). Elizabeth Warren Calls for Investigation Into Monitoring of Family Separation Protests. theintercept.com Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General to open an internal investigation following revelations that a private intelligence firm provided the law enforcement agency with information on hundreds of protests against the Trump administration's policy of family separation. | "This most recent reporting raises questions about the government surveillance of Americans exercising their constitutional rights to organize peacefully and protest a cruel and unjust policy that does not make America safer or improve our immigration system and asylu…

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 health care 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 health care 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 health care as…

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.

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

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). 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.

teleSUR (2019-04-30). Biden and Democrats Support Trump's Coup Attempt in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net The thin line between the Democratic establishment and the Republicans was once again crossed today, as many highly influential Demoracts showed their public support for the illegal Trump-backed coup attempt in Venezuela, following close to their political rivals remarks. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | Early in the morning as the situation unfolded in the capital city of Caracas, Trump, Rubio, Bolton, Abrams, Pompeo in blatant violation of law…

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.

United Nations (2019-04-30). Ebola situation worsening in DR Congo, amidst growing 'funding gap' UN health agency warns. un.org Strengthening both security and the Ebola response effort is essential to contain the growing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN health agency's officials said on Tuesday, following a visit to the epicentre of what is already the worst outbreak in the country's history.

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.

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.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-04-30). More Than 90% of Democratic Voters Want 2020 Candidate to Make Climate Action and Medicare for All Top Priorities: Poll. commondreams.org The global climate crisis and Medicare for All are top issues for a large majority of Democratic voters, according to new polling results published Tuesday by CNN. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

Tim Lau (2019-04-30). How Congress Can Help Fix the Federal Election Commission. commondreams.org "The United States needs a functional Federal Election Commission," writes Lau. "And while it's ultimately up to Congress to determine the country's campaign finance laws, there is currently no guarantee that those laws are going to be enforced." (Image: BCJ/maystra/APK/Peter Stark) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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…

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…

Staff (2019-04-28). Will Progressives Stop Biden, the 'Credit Card Candidate'? therealnews.com 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…

Aída Chávez (2019-04-28). Colorado Democrats Took On the Oil and Gas Industry. Now the Recalls are Starting. theintercept.com After seizing unified control of the Colorado state government in November's wave election, Democrats there did something unusual: They governed. | For decades, the oil and gas industry has had a stranglehold on Colorado politics, but the newly empowered Democrats unveiled a sweeping bill to rein in fracking. The industry spent millions to stop it, but Democrats muscled it through, and it was signed by Gov. Jared Polis, an independently wealthy Democrat who ran in opposition to the industry. | Now the industry is fighting back by threatening to recall state Rep. Rochelle Galindo, who was elected last year and rep…

Justin Anderson (2019-04-28). Comcast-Owned MSNBC in the Tank for Joe Biden's Presidential Run. fair.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 De…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-04-27). Corporate Joe: Biden Enters the Presidential Race. dissidentvoice.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 …

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Video: "Clinton Foundation and IS Funded from the Same Sources": Julian Assange interview with John Pilger
Julian Assange | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
This interview was conducted and published in November 2016. | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stated that Hillary Clinton's Clinton Foundation and the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) are funded from the same sources. | He was speaking about the organisation's latest …
globalresearch.ca/uk-clinton-foundation-…

NAACP OPPOSES TRUMP JUDICIAL NOMINEE ANDREW BRASHER FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
Adam Lee | naacp.org | 2019-05-01
President Trump has nominated Andrew Brasher to serve on the Federal Court for the Middle District of Alabama, and the full Senate is expected to vote on the nomination as soon as the middle of this week. The NAACP is strongly opposed to this nomination. Put simply, Mr. Brasher has demonstrated that he would put …
naacp.org/latest/naacp-opposes-trump-jud…

US State Department Offers $4.5 Million Grant to "Investigate" Civilian Casualties in Syria and Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
The US Department of State (DOS) offered a grant opportunity for " Promoting Accountability in Iraq and Syria For Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes," on April 16th. | The grant has a funding floor of $500,000 …
globalresearch.ca/us-state-department-of…

The Secretary of the Navy Lied to Congress
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-01
Read this Military.com article from Friday: "Do U.S. High Schools Bar Military Recruiters? Activists Try to Call Pentagon's Bluff." It discusses the offer that Pat Elder and I made to award funding to any school that could be identified as one of the over 1,100 public high schools that the Secretary of the Navy told…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/01/the-secretar…

Does Mueller's Angry Letter Prove Barr Lied to Congress?
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2019-05-01
This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky at WaPo broke the story that Special Counsel Bob Mueller wrote a sharp letter to Attorney General William Barr to protest the 4-page summary Barr put out before releasing the Mueller report to the public.
truthdig.com/articles/does-muellers-angr…

Black Alliance for Peace Condemns Trump Administration's Attempt to Impose U.S. Puppet Government on People of Venezuela
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Not satisfied with the orgy of violence successive U.S. administrations have imposed on the world over the last two decades in the Middle East and North Africa, the Trump administration–with the full support of a majority of Democrats and the …
globalresearch.ca/black-alliance-peace-c…

April 30 From Vietnam to Venezuela: Workers Defeat U.S. Imperialism
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-05-01
While we watch the defeat of U.S. imperialism in Venezuela unfold, we remember that on April 30, 1975, Victory in Vietnam Day and the Eve of May Day, International Workers' Day, the workers and peasants of Vietnam defeated the mightiest, deadliest war machine since that of Nazi Germany, namely that of American imperialism, at the cost of the lives of 3 million Vietnamese, 1 million Cambodians, 1 million Laotians, 58,000 Americans and thousands of other people.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/30/1882305…

A World Without War: Global Research Needs Your Support
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-01
Dear Readers, | Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change including a world without war. We are as committed as ever to the struggle for Peace, but …
globalresearch.ca/a-world-without-war-gl…

Peoples Park Preservation
Peace & Freedom Party | indybay.org | 2019-05-01
StarryPlough 3101 Shattuck…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/29/1882301…

Israeli Official Slams Bernie Sanders For Calling PM 'Racist'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-01
An Israeli cabinet minister condemned U.S. Democratic Party presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Tuesday for describing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government as racist over its treatment of Palestinians. | RELATED: | Biden Campaign Use Dirty Trick to Steal Donations from Sanders | Sanders, who previously stated that he is "100 percent pro-Israel" attacked Netanyahu after he was reelected to the premiership. | "The goal must be to try to bring people together and n…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israeli-Official…

'We Cannot Stand for This Deception': Democrats Demand Probe Into Barr Amid News of Mueller Criticism
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-01
"Barr's spin on the Mueller report shows he's acting like the president's lawyer, not the American people's lawyer." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/01/we-cann…

Julian Assange's father lays into Hillary Clinton and co for smearing his son as a 'Russian asset'
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-04-30
Julian Assange's father, John Shipton, has dismissed the idea that his son is a "Russian asset". He made the comments during an interview with Tara Brown on 60 Minutes Australia on 28 April. He also attacked Hillary Clinton for blaming her 2016 presidential loss on his son. Shipton, who is 74 and last saw Assange at Christmas, said that his son now "looks as old as me". But in sp…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/04/30/julian-assanges-father-lays-into-hillary-clinton-and-co-for-smearing-his-son-as-a-russian-asset/

Florida cites Poway shooting to pass controversial anti-Semitism bill
rt.com | 2019-04-30
Just days after the fatal shooting at a California synagogue, the Florida Senate passed an anti-Semitism bill that critics say will criminalize any criticism of Israel. | …
rt.com/usa/458007-florida-anti-semitism-…

'Action and tangible progress' needed to finally 'win the peace' for Syrians: UN envoy
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-30
It will take "action and tangible progress" between Syrian Government and opposition leaders, not just dialogue, to bring about lasting peace said the UN Special Envoy for the war-torn country on Tuesday, stressing that Syria "contains many threats for renewed escalation".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1…

Headlines for April 30, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-30
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/30/headlines

"Hands Off Ilhan": Black Women Rally in Support of US Congresswoman Omar
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-30
Ilhan Omar calls Islamophobia and anti-Jewish hatred "two sides of the same coin of bigotry." (MEE) — As chants of "We love you" grew louder, Ilhan Omar couldn't hold back her tears. One of the first two Muslim women ever elected to the United States Congress, Omar has become a target in her early months in Washington, …

"Hands Off Ilhan": Black Women Rally in Support of US Congresswoman Omar

The First-Ever Medicare-for-All Hearing Was Strangely Collegial
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-04-30
If Medicare for All is ever signed into law, what's known as the "legislative history" will date back to April 30, 2019, and the first word heard by Congress on the question will have been from activist Ady Barkan. | The legislative history will also reveal a quirk indicative of the tensions underlying the fight for single-payer health care: The first-ever hearing on Medicare for All was hosted not before any of the major committees with jurisdiction over the legislation, but instead in the cramped quarters of the Rules Committee, which typically only sets terms under which bills will be considered on the House f…
theintercept.com/2019/04/30/medicare-for…

How Congress Can Help Fix the Federal Election Commission
Tim Lau | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
"The United States needs a functional Federal Election Commission," writes Lau. "And while it's ultimately up to Congress to determine the country's campaign finance laws, there is currently no guarantee that those laws are going to be enforced." (Image: BCJ/maystra/APK/Peter Stark) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/30/how-co…

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…

President Maduro Speaks to the Nation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stated that the La Carlota Military Base was never taken, but that a group of rebellious soldiers concentrated in the Altamira highway. In this regard, he highlighted the loyalty of the Bolivarian National Armed Force in neutralizing the attempted coup. | He went on to say that the government has faced attempted coups as never before in history because of the extreme right's desire to "impose an illegitimate government and subject the country to a neocolonial model." "Today was a contrast of peace and violence in Venezuela, a coup d'état, delivered to foreign interests and t…
telesurenglish.net/news/President-Maduro…

Social Movements Under Intense Attack Despite Colombia 'Peace Plan'
Medea Benjamin | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
"We need an alternative model globally that would allow the construction of another civilization, one that would save our planet and life itself," said Wilmer Castillo, a spokesperson for the National Agrarian Coordination. "We, the great majority of people in the world, are victims of only one system: capitalism." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/30/social…

Gains by Abyei interim force can help advance resolution of border issues between Sudan and South Sudan, UN peacekeeping chief says
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-30
The United Nations security force for Abyei remains essential to stability in the border regions between Sudan and South Sudan, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, proposing the creation of a civilian unit to support progress towards political resolution of the dispute between the neighboring countries, and requesting a six-month extension of its mandate.
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Elizabeth Warren Calls for Investigation Into Monitoring of Family Separation Protests
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-04-30
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General to open an internal investigation following revelations that a private intelligence firm provided the law enforcement agency with information on hundreds of protests against the Trump administration's policy of family separation. | "This most recent reporting raises questions about the government surveillance of Americans exercising their constitutional rights to organize peacefully and protest a cruel and unjust policy that does not make America safer or improve our immigration system and asylu…
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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 health care 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 health care 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 health care as…
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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. | …
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Time to Pursue an International Cyber Treaty?
James Carden | thenation.com | 2019-04-30
Time to Pursue an International Cyber Treaty?
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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.
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Ebola situation worsening in DR Congo, amidst growing 'funding gap' UN health agency warns
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-30
Strengthening both security and the Ebola response effort is essential to contain the growing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN health agency's officials said on Tuesday, following a visit to the epicentre of what is already the worst outbreak in the country's history.
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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. | …
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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…
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More Than 90% of Democratic Voters Want 2020 Candidate to Make Climate Action and Medicare for All Top Priorities: Poll
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-30
The global climate crisis and Medicare for All are top issues for a large majority of Democratic voters, according to new polling results published Tuesday by CNN. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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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. | …
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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. | …
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Biden and Democrats Support Trump's Coup Attempt in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-30
The thin line between the Democratic establishment and the Republicans was once again crossed today, as many highly influential Demoracts showed their public support for the illegal Trump-backed coup attempt in Venezuela, following close to their political rivals remarks. | RELATED: | US Publicly Admits Support for Coup Attempt in Venezuela | Early in the morning as the situation unfolded in the capital city of Caracas, Trump, Rubio, Bolton, Abrams, Pompeo in blatant violation of law…
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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…
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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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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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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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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…
thenation.com/article/donald-trump-impea…

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.
theintercept.com/2019/04/29/ady-barkan-c…

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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'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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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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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…
theintercept.com/2019/04/29/bern-bernie-…

"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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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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Colorado Democrats Took On the Oil and Gas Industry. Now the Recalls are Starting
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-04-28
After seizing unified control of the Colorado state government in November's wave election, Democrats there did something unusual: They governed. | For decades, the oil and gas industry has had a stranglehold on Colorado politics, but the newly empowered Democrats unveiled a sweeping bill to rein in fracking. The industry spent millions to stop it, but Democrats muscled it through, and it was signed by Gov. Jared Polis, an independently wealthy Democrat who ran in opposition to the industry. | Now the industry is fighting back by threatening to recall state Rep. Rochelle Galindo, who was elected last year and rep…
theintercept.com/2019/04/28/colorado-rec…

Comcast-Owned MSNBC in the Tank for Joe Biden's Presidential Run
Justin Anderson | fair.org | 2019-04-28
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 De…
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Corporate Joe: Biden Enters the Presidential Race
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-27
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/corporate-joe…