2019-03-02: Social Media Postees

War on in Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu's Victory
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2019-03-02
While the blood of Palestinians is irrelevant in Netanyahu's quest for political dominance, the international community should take immediate measures to prevent what could become an Israeli-induced bloodbath…

Largest Palestinian Displacement Project Since 1967 Underway in West Bank, Galilee
Julia Kassem | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
New plans to ramp up the largest wave of forced displacement in Palestine since 1967 are currently underway. | In response to pressure from far-right Nahala groups, a number of Israeli senior lawmakers agreed to the terms of an early February …

Video: US Forces Steal Tons of Gold Captured by ISIS in Syria, Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
US forces are reportedly transferring tons of gold from ISIS-held areas in Syria to the US. | According to Kurdish Bas News Agency, the US transferred about 50 tons of gold from areas seized from ISIS in Deir Ezzor province. The …

Islamic State group Faces Final Defeat by Kurdish-Led Force
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-02
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have advanced into the Islamic State group's final stronghold in Baghouz, Syria, where fighting is ongoing — a monumental development after four years of international efforts to quell the group that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria. | RELATED: | Bomb Blast in Western Syria Kills at Least 24 Civilians | The U.S.-backed SDF, which is made of factions and groups from different ethnic communities in Syria, began the assault Thursday to capture the en…

75 Tons of Oil Spill So Far, UNESCO Heritage Site Under Threat
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-02
A 225m ship carrying some 600 tons of oil has, so far, spilled 75 tons of its load in the Solomon Islands after an investigation points to a possible breach which caused the vessel to run aground and is now endangering a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Heritage site. | RELATED: | Peru: Deal with Indigenous Activists Over Amazonian Oil Spill | "The impact of this oil spill will have a devastating effect on the surrounding environment, incl…

Young Activists Demand Justice on Climate Crisis
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-02
Youth climate leaders from across the globe penned an open letter on Friday condemning the inaction of world leaders in the face of planetary catastrophe and vowing to "make change happen by ourselves." | "Young people make up more than half of the global population. Our generation grew up with the climate crisis and we will have to deal with it for the rest of our lives. Despite that fact, most of us are not included in the local and global decision-making process," reads the letter, which…

UK Government Collusion with Israel
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-02
According to a 2009 Channel 4 Dispatches documentary, 50% of the then Conservative shadow cabinet were members of the CFI Friends of Israel lobby — (but now, that figure has risen to an estimated 80%). The film also claimed that …

Venezuela's Gov't to Bring 5 Proposals to Dialogue Table
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-02
Venezuela's Minister of Communication and Information Jorge Rodriguez said that his government will bring five concrete proposals to a possible dialogue table, which the "Contact Group on Venezuela", convened by the European Union and Uruguay, seeks to set up. | RELATED: | Venezuela Rejects New US Sanctions Against Military Officers | "We will propo…

Sanctions Will Kill Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2019-03-02
The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue…

Jeremy Corbyn Calls for UK to Condemn Israel's Killing of Palestinians
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-02
(MEMO) — Head of the British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has called for the UK government to condemn Israel's killing of Palestinians as well as to freeze arms sales to the occupation state. His remarks came in the wake of a UN report which found that Israel might have committed war crimes against Palestinians. RELATED: UN Council: Israel Intentionally Shot …

Jeremy Corbyn Calls for UK to Condemn Israel’s Killing of Palestinians

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

Shocker: "Humanitarian Aid" Stunt Used to Escalate US-Led Crusade Against Venezuela
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-02
(CJ Opinion) — So, you might want to sit down for this, but believe it or not it appears that the US government is using the fallout from its "humanitarian aid" performance to justify further sanctions against the Venezuelan government. I know, I know. I'm just as shocked as you are. "This action, taken pursuant to Executive Order …

Shocker: “Humanitarian Aid” Stunt Used to Escalate US-Led Crusade Against Venezuela

USA empire refused de-nuclearization in Korea
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-03-02
Contrary to US mainstream corporate-bin-Laden media accounts, it was Washington that refused to accept a reasonable, step-by-step reciprocal confidence-building process put forth by the DPRK(North Korea) that scuttled the much-awaited peace talk in Hanoi this past week. The overbearing US side refused to A)bring up a formal Peace Treaty to end the 1950s Korean War; B)looked upon de-nuclearization only as a one-sided surrender of all of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile arsenal, without a corresponding removal of U.S. nuclear arms in NE Asia; and C)arrogantly insists on maintaining the strangling but illegal economi…

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

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

Netanyahu to be Indicted for Bribery, Fraud, and Breach of Trust
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-01
Accountability for his highest of high crimes of war, against humanity, including genocide are omitted from coming charges against him, a reported 55-page indictment explaining criminal charges against him in detail. | Israeli attorney general Avichai Mandelblit equivocated endlessly over whether …

How Pro-Israel Foundations in Washington are Pushing a US War with Iran
Philip M. Giraldi | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-01
"As an ex-CIA case officer who worked on the Iran target for a number of years, I was shocked when I read the Times' article, primarily because it sounded like a repeat of the fabricated intelligence that was used against both Iraq and Iran in 2001 through 2003," says Philip M. Giraldi.

Hanoi summit thwarted by an uncompromising US
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-01
The second meeting between the US president, Donald Trump, and the North Korean chairman, Kim Jong-un, at the two-day summit in Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi ended on the afternoon of February 28 without reaching any agreements. | North Korea offered to dismantle all the nuclear reactors in the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, which is the sole known source providing plutonium for its nuclear program, on the condition that the US-led international sanctions against the country are lifted in return. | The US, which has sought to paint the North Korean possession of nuclear weapons as an existential t…

'Reviving the Strike!' author Joe Burns to speak in Michigan
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-01
Grand Rapids, MI – Excitement is building among trade unionists and community activists in Grand Rapids, about an upcoming event where labor negotiator and author Joe Burns will speak. Michigan is a so-called 'right to work' state, where labor unions are struggling to maintain their membership and power. | "I'm a bus driver and our ATU Local Union 836 struggled for two years to get a contract. The bosses at the Rapid took a lot away from us. Ever since, I've wanted to hear Joe Burns speak about his book Reviving the Strike! We need to learn how to win, like teachers and hotel workers," said Jay DeShane. | As…

Labor Unions Are Skeptical of the Green New Deal
Rachel M. Cohen | zcomm.org | 2019-03-01
They Want Activists to Hear Them Out…

Meet the Kids Who Confronted Sen. Feinstein: We're the Ones Who Will Have to Live with It
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-01
Youth climate activists as young as 7 years old confronted California Senator Dianne Feinstein last week in San Francisco, demanding she sign on to the Green New Deal. We speak with 12-year-old Rio and his sister, 10-year-old Magdalena, who were among the protesters who spoke to Senator Feinstein. They are members of Earth Guardians San Francisco Bay Area Crew.

Activists, Banks and For-Profit Immigrant Detention
Seth Sandronsky | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-01
JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo lend to GEO Group and CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America), for-profit operators of immigrant detention facilities under contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A campaign to end these banks' financial role is underway. Autumn Gonzalez is with the Sacramento-based NorCal Resist, a migrant activist group advocating on…

Teen Climate Activist to Sen. Dianne Feinstein: We Need the Green New Deal to Prevent the Apocalypse
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-01
"We're the ones affected." Those are the words of youth climate activists who confronted California Senator Dianne Feinstein last week in San Francisco, demanding she sign on to the Green New Deal. In a video of the interaction that has since been seen across the country, Feinstein dismissed the children–some as young as 7 years old–asking her to take bold action on climate change. We speak with the youth climate activists who confronted the senator: 16-year-old Isha Clarke, 12-year-old Rio and his 10-year-old sister Magdalena.

Climate Activists, Youth and Indigenous Leaders Urge Inslee to be a Bold Climate Champion
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-03-01

Israel's Netanyahu May Be Indicted–but He Could Still Be Reelected
Mairav Zonszein | thenation.com | 2019-03-01
Israel's Netanyahu May Be Indicted–but He Could Still Be Reelected…

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

China Condemns Interventionist US Resolution on Venezuela at UN
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-01
Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Lu Kang defended Friday China's veto on the interventionist U.S.-drafted resolution before the United Nations Security Council, which called for new elections in Venezuela and recognition of Juan Guaido. | RELATED: | China Affirms Support for Venezuela, Condemns Sanctions | "Our basic starting point… is to uphold the U.N. Charter sp…

UN Seeks US$234 Million in Aid for Drought-hit Zimbabwe
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-01
The United Nations launched Thursday an international appeal for aid for Zimbabwe, who has been under harsh economic sanctions by the United States for over 20 years, following a drought that the international body expects will affect around a third of the population as crop yields plummet. | RELATED: | Zimbabweans Queue Outside Banks as New Currency Begins Trading | Seasonal rains have been patchy at best, hitting the harvest of the staple maize crop and deepening an economic…

Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot — The Nation | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-01
The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue, Mark Weisbrot argues.

Trump Missed his Opportunity for a Deal on North Korean Sanctions
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-01
The two sides may have been close to making an important agreement on denuclearization and lifting sanctions. It's not clear what went wrong, but it seems that hardliners prevented an agreement, says Tom Collina of Ploughshares…

Netanyahu to face charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-01
The indictment announcement comes amidst mounting tensions within the Israeli political establishment exacerbated by Netanyahu's increasingly pronounced far-right orientation, including the cultivation of neo-fascist forces.

Australians say 'Hands off Venezuela'
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
More than 30 activists, supporters and members of the Latin American community rallied outside the United States Embassy in Canberra on February 23 as part of a global day of action against US-led aggression towards the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | With chants of "Hands Off Venezuela!" and "No More Pinochets!", the crowd expressed its solidarity with Venezuela's pro-poor Bolivarian Revolution, led by President Nicolas Maduro of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. | In recent months, the US has intensified its long-running campaign of diplomatic pressure, economic attacks and threats of military interv…

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

Meet the Kids Who Confronted Senator Feinstein
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-03-01
Youth climate activists as young as 7 years old confronted California Senator Dianne Feinstein last week in San Francisco, demanding she sign on to the Green New Deal. We speak with 12-year-old Rio and his sister, 10-year-old Magdalena, who were among the protesters who spoke to Senator Feinstein. They are members of Earth Guardians San Francisco Bay Area Crew. | Uncompromised, uncompromising newsGet reliable, independent news and commentary delivered to your inbox every day.


Ilhan Omar Questions Madeline Albright on Failures of US Military Intervention and Sanctions
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-01
(CD) — While much of the country was watching the testimony of Michael Cohen on Wednesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was questioning former Secretary of State Madeline Albright in a separate, largely vacant hearing room about sanctions and the pitfalls of past U.S. military interventions. "Some scholars and practitioners of foreign policy have questioned whether sanctions are …

Ilhan Omar Questions Madeline Albright on Failures of US Military Intervention and Sanctions

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

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

Saudi Arabia: Women's Rights Activists Charged
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-01
ŸÜÿßÿ¥ÿ∑ÿßÿ™ ÿ≥ÿπŸàÿØŸäÿßÿ™ | (Beirut) — Saudi Arabia's public prosecution agency announced on March 1, 2019 that the country's leading women's rights activists who have been detained following arrests that began in May 2018 would face charges and be put on trial, Human Rights Watch said today. The prosecutors did no…

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

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

UN Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Children and Journalists in Gaza
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-01
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Israel is furious at the UN Human Rights Council most of the time, but they are particularly furious whenever the body offers a report, as Israel tends to violate a lot of human rights. In this case, the council has announced an "independent inquiry" into the protests at the Gaza border. Every Friday, for months …

UN Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Children and Journalists in Gaza

No arms sales to Saudi war regime
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
Protesters gathered outside the Sydney office of the Australian arms manufacturer EOS (Electro Optic Systems) on February 21 to oppose the sale of high-tech military equipment to Saudi Arabia, which is waging a genocidal war against the people of Yemen. | They carried placards reading "Stop the arms trade" and "EOS is providing weapons to human rights abuser, Saudi Arabia". | The ABC reported on February 20 that the Australian government is providing tens of millions of dollars to support EOS, which is exporting 500 remote weapons systems (RWS) to the Saudi Ministry of the Interior. Defence Minister Christopher P…

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

Saudi Plans to Bolster Gas Exports Shine New Light on Efforts to Undermine Iran
Dr. James M. Dorsey | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-28
Saudi plans to become a major gas exporter within a decade raise questions about what the real goal of the kingdom's policy is towards Iran.

How Amnesty International is Reinforcing Trump's Regime-Change Propaganda Against Venezuela
Joe Emersberger — The Canary | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-28
In refusing to condemn US sanctions and opposition coup efforts, Amnesty is providing cover for a possible dirty war in Venezuela, argues Joe Emersberger.

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

The End of Our World Order Is Imminent
Alfred McCoy | thenation.com | 2019-02-28
The End of Our World Order Is Imminent…

One, two, … many Green New Deals: an ecosocialist roundtable
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-28
This is an essay in six voices, from long-time activists who participate in the North American ecosocialist network System Change Not Climate Change. | Source…

Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot | thenation.com | 2019-02-28
Trump's Other 'National Emergency': Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans…

Israel/ OPT: Findings of UN inquiry into Gaza killings must pave way for justice over war crimes
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-02-28
Responding to the findings of a report published by the UN Commission of Inquiry today which states that Israeli forces may have committed war crimes during protests in Gaza last year, including by deliberately firing on Palestinian civilians, Saleh Higazi, Deputy Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International said: | "The findings of this report echo Amnesty International's own conclusions that many killings of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces during the Great March of Return protests last year appeared to be wilful killings, constituting war crimes. | "The report paints a damning picture…

Canadian Company Profits from Apartheid Israeli Railway
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-28
Jonathan Kuttab discusses the lawsuit against the Canadian company Bombardier, which is building an illegal railway through occupied and confiscated Palestinian land in the West Bank, violating international law…

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