2019-03-05: Social Media Postees

It Is Time to Indict Israel
Norman Finkelstein | zcomm.org | 2019-03-05
Interview on the growing push for ICC to file War Crimes charges…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/it-is-time-to-indict-israel/

An Unholy Alliance: Did the US-Backed UAE Fly ISIS Leaders into Yemen's Killing Fields?
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-05
The de facto alliance between the U.S. with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, AQAP, and now allegedly ISIS in Yemen has led to one of the worst humanitarian disasters in modern history,…
mintpressnews.com/us-backed-uae-accused-of-flying-isis-leaders-into-yemens-killing-fields/255884/

Israel is Playing a Big Role in India's Escalating Conflict with Pakistan
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-05
When I heard the first news report, I assumed it was an Israeli air raid on Gaza. Or Syria. Airstrikes on a "terrorist camp" were the first words. A "command and control centre" destroyed, many "terrorists" killed. The military was retaliating for a "terrorist attack" on its troops, we were told. An Islamist "jihadi" base had been…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/05/israel-is-playing-a-big-role-in-indias-escalating-conflict-with-pakistan/

Israel is Playing a Big Role in India's Escalating Conflict with Pakistan
Robert Fisk | zcomm.org | 2019-03-05
When I heard the first news report, I assumed it was an Israeli air raid on Gaza. Or Syria. Airstrikes on a "terrorist camp" were the first words. A "command and control centre" destroyed, many "terrorists" killed. The military was retaliating for a "terrorist attack" on its troops, we were told. An Islamist "jihadi" base had been Read…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/israel-is-playing-a-big-role-in-indias-escalating-conflict-with-pakistan/

Evidence of crimes against humanity by Israel in Gaza: UN report
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-05
The UN's independent international commission of inquiry found that IDF snipers intentionally targeted and killed unarmed civilians. One of the largest massacres took place on May 14, when around 60 people were killed and more than 1,100 injured by Israeli forces.
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/05/evidence-of-crimes-against-humanity-by-israel-in-gaza-un-report/

Roger Waters, socialists say no to Bernie and AOC's positions on Venezuela
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-03-05
As socialists rally in the United States over their country's backing of a right wing coup in Venezuela, the supposedly socialist members of Congress–Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)–are hitting talking points that worry critics like Roger Waters and activists in the streets alike. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/05/roger-waters-socialists-say-no-to-bernie-and-aocs-positions-on-venezuela/

Video: Al Qaeda Strikes Back. Major Escalation in Syria's Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
In the morning of March 3, fighters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Tawhid carried out a major attack on several positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the town of Masasneh in northern Hama. A military source told SouthFront …
globalresearch.ca/major-escalation-northern-hama/5670422

Islamic State Group Begin to Surrender Last Territory in Syria
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-05
In a report from Al Jazeera, thousands of people, including armed fighters, have left the last area held by ISIL in Syria, a spokesperson for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said. | RELATED: | Islamic State Group Faces Final Defeat by Kurdish-Led Force | Mostafa Bali of the SDF tweeted that about 3,000 people had come out of the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria on Monday through a humanitarian corridor established by the Kurdish-led group for those who choose to le…
telesurenglish.net/news/Islamic-State-Group-Begin-to-Surrender-Last-Territory-in-Syria-20190305-0004.html

The US Wants to Sanction Away Russia's "Great Society"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-05
Latest round of proposed US sanctions is intended to offset Putin's legacy-defining socio-economic development program known as the "Great Society" | *** | Congress is deliberating whether to promulgate the so-called " Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2019″ …
globalresearch.ca/us-wants-sanction-away-russias-great-society/5670456

How award-winning Palestinian poet found her 'magic pen' in an Israeli jail
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-05
Four months after her release from an Israeli prison, Palestinian poet and photographer Dareen Tatour received the Oxfam Novib PEN Award for Freedom of Expression in The Hague in January. Oxfam Novib, the Dutch affiliate of the international charity Oxfam, said it awarded Tatour the prize to highlight "the growing repr…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-award-winning-palestinian-poet-found-her-magic-pen-israeli-jail

Women of Syria: Unheard No More
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-03-05
amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2019/03/women-of-syria-unheard-no-more/

Enjoy Your High, But Not at the Expense of Palestinian Human Rights
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-03-05
Medical cannabis is considered the next up-and-coming miracle drug, with very few side effects. But with Israeli companies bursting onto the international market, medical cannabis exported from Israel may soon have to come with a new warning. Beware: purchase of this product may contribute to violations of Palestinian human rights. | The Israeli medical cannabis industry, as it is currently set up, whitewashes Israeli war crimes, provides legitimacy and profits for people responsible for past massacres in Gaza, and supports Israel's illegal settlement, a direct cause of Palestinian suffering. | On December 28,…
truthout.org/articles/enjoy-your-high-but-not-at-the-expense-of-palestinian-human-rights/

Robert Fisk Exposes Israel's Hidden Role in the India-Pakistan Conflict
Whitney Webb | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-05
(MPN Op-ed) — Well-known British journalist Robert Fisk recently wrote a very telling and troubling article in The Independent regarding the outsized role of the state of Israel in the burgeoning tensions between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers. The story — despite its importance, given the looming threat of nuclear war between the two countries …

Robert Fisk Exposes Israel’s Hidden Role in the India-Pakistan Conflict

Join calls for SBS, artists to boycott Eurovision 2019
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-05
The Israeli city of Tel Aviv is preparing to host the Eurovision Song Contest in May, following Israeli artist Netta Barzilai's win in Eurovision 2018. | In response, BDS Australia, which support the global boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel, says: "As a serial human rights abuser, it is unacceptable for Israel to be the host country for a competition that, in SBS's own words, is supposed to 'bring people and cultures together'. | "We urge SBS not to participate or broadcast Eurovision 2019 if it is in Israel — and we call on Kate Miller-…
greenleft.org.au/content/join-calls-sbs-artists-boycott-eurovision-2019

U.N. Finds Israel Intentionally Shot Children, Journalists & the Disabled During Gaza Protests
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-04
A United Nations inquiry has found Israeli forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity by targeting unarmed children, journalists and the disabled in Gaza. The report, released by the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday, looked at Israel's bloody response to weekly Great March of Return demonstrations, launched by Palestinians in Gaza nearly a year ago, targeting Israel's heavily militarized separation barrier. The report found Israeli forces have killed 183 Palestinians–almost all of them with live ammunition. The dead included 35 children. Twenty-three thousand people were injured,…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/4/un_finds_i…

It Is Time to Indict Israel: Norman Finkelstein on Growing Push for ICC to File War Crimes Charges
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-04
Israeli forces have killed 183 Palestinians since weekly Great March of Return demonstrations began in Gaza nearly a year ago targeting Israel's heavily militarized separation barrier. That's according to a new United Nations inquiry that found Israeli forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity by targeting unarmed children, journalists and the disabled in Gaza. The report was released by the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday. We speak with Norman Finkelstein, scholar and author of "Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom," and Sara Hossain, a member of the U.N. independent commission that l…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/4/it_is_time…

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

Israeli Forces Kill 2 Palestinians in Ramallah, Clashes Erupt
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
Israeli Occupying forces Monday killed two Palestinians and injured one after they allegedly rammed their car into an Israeli soldiers' vehicle in the occupied West Bank. | RELATED: | US Closes Jerusalem Consulate Cutting Ties With Palestine | The troops open fire on the vehicle in the Kafr Nimeh village, west of Ramallah. The l…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israeli-Forces-Kill-2-Palestinians-in-Ramallah-Clashes-Erupt-20190304-0008.html

Corbyn Calls for UK to Freeze Arms Sales to Israel after UN Report
Ma'an news | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
Jeremy Corbyn, head of the British Labor Party, over the weekend, called for the British government to freeze arms sales to Israel and to condemn it for the killing of Palestinians. | Corbyn's remarks came after a United Nations report, …
globalresearch.ca/corbyn-uk-freeze-arms-sales-israel/5670369

US Closes Jerusalem Consulate Cutting Ties With Palestine
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
The United States consulate in Jerusalem will officially close its doors Monday after 175 years of fostering diplomacy between Palestinian officials and the U.S. | The consulate is merging with the controversial U.S. embassy to Israel located in the same city. | RELATED: | 17 Palestinians Injured by Israel In Gaza Border Protests | The decision was announced last October and tens months after President Donald Trump declared that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel, a move that has e…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Closes-Jerusalem-Consulate-Cutting-Ties-With-Palestine-20190304-0006.html

Robert Fisk Exposes Israel's Hidden Role in the Brewing India-Pakistan Conflict
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-04
Israel's export of Zionist nationalism and neocolonialism — and the accompanying oppression that in practice actually helps to create many of the very terrorist groups they fight against — is just as dangerous as its export of arms.
mintpressnews.com/robert-fisk-exposes-israels-hidden-role-in-the-brewing-india-pakistan-conflict/255860/

Israel Lobbies Slam Ilhan Omar Even as They Try to Bankrupt Small Leftist Arkansas Paper Over Israel Boycott
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
The hypocrisy of her critics on this issue is breathtaking. (Photo: @SamFathallah/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/04/israel-lobbies-slam-ilhan-omar-even-they-try-bankrupt-small-leftist-arkansas-paper?cd-origin=rss

The Infiltrators: How Undocumented Activists Snuck Into Immigration Jail to Fight Deportations
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-04
An immigrant rights activist has been detained in Florida just weeks after he appeared in an acclaimed film at the Sundance Film Festival about activists infiltrating and exposing for-profit immigrant detention jails. Claudio Rojas was apprehended on Wednesday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after an annual check-in and is now being held at Krome Detention Center, where he faces immediate deportation. His lawyer says his arrest is linked to the film featuring his activism. It's called "The Infiltrators." The gripping hybrid documentary/dramatic feature was a smash success at Sundance and will play at the M…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/4/the_infilt…

India-Pakistan, Trump-Kim, Assad in Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-04
Pakistan-India conflict THe Pakistani and Indian armies began using heavy weapons against each other on the border in Kashmir. After an intense exchange of fire that lasted more than 3 hours, India reported that it had had not suffered losses. Tensions between the two states escalated after a police convoy was attacked on February 14 …
uwidata.com/2547-india-pakistan-trump-kim-assad-in-iran/

OPCW Syria Report Cripples Western "Chemical Weapons" Narrative
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
The OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) has presented its final report regarding an alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, Syria on April 7, 2018. Despite attempts by the Western media to hail it as "proof" that the | …
globalresearch.ca/opcw-syria-report-chemical-weapons/5670364

The Coup in Venezuela, Explained
Aaron Bastani | zcomm.org | 2019-03-04
Sanctions and oil prices are to blame for the country's economic plight, while it boasts a far greater tradition of democracy than critics often realize let alone dare to admit…
zcomm.org/zvideo/the-coup-in-venezuela-explained/

Did Bernie Sanders' Critique of U.S. Policy in Venezuela Go Far Enough?
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-04
The Vermont senator hasn't called Maduro a dictator, but neither has he demanded an end to sanctions. Progressive journalists weigh in.
truthdig.com/articles/did-bernie-sanders-critique-of-u-s-policy-in-venezuela-go-far-enough/

No to the Invasion of Venezuela!
The Jamaica Peace Council | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-04
The Jamaica Peace Council (JPC) denounces the US President Donald Trump's Administration's recent sanctions — freezing of assets, acts of provocation and military aggression — against the people of Venezuela. These actions are in alarming violation of international law and the fundamental principles of human rights and national sovereignty.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14365

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

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

Judiciary Panel to Request Documents From Entities Tied to Trump in Probe
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-04
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee — which has jurisdiction over impeachments — said Sunday that he believes President Donald Trump obstructed justice and his panel will issue document requests on Monday to dozens of people tied to Trump, including members of his family, business empire, and administration. | "Tomorrow, we will be issuing document requests to over 60 different people and individuals from the White House to the Department of Justice, Donald Trump, Jr., Allen Weisselberg, to begin the investigations to present the case to the American people about o…
truthout.org/articles/judiciary-panel-to-request-documents-from-entities-tied-to-trump-in-probe/

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

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

Transfer of ISIS Suspects, Including Foreigners, to Iraq Raises Torture Concerns
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-04
An ISIS suspect held for questioning by Iraqi forces near Mosul. | © 2016 Safin Hamed/Getty Images | Last week, the US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) transferred at least 280 suspected Islamic State (ISIS) members to Iraq, following their arrest in Syria. Though the detainees are overwhelmingly Iraqi, there were reportedly at least thirteen French ISIS su…
hrw.org/news/2019/03/04/transfer-isis-suspects-including-foreigners-iraq-raises-torture-concerns

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

Congress silent as Trump extends national emergency — because it's to sanction Russia
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-04
US President Donald Trump has informed Congress that he will extend the 2014 national emergency over Ukraine and sanctions against Russia, even as lawmakers look set to oppose his emergency declaration to protect the US border. | …
rt.com/usa/453016-trump-emergency-ukraine-russia-sanctions/

Undocumented Activists Snuck Into Immigration Jail to Fight Deportations
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-04
An immigrant rights activist has been detained in Florida just weeks after he appeared in an acclaimed film at the Sundance Film Festival about activists infiltrating and exposing for-profit immigrant detention jails. Claudio Rojas was apprehended on Wednesday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after an annual check-in and is now being held at Krome Detention Center, where he faces immediate deportation. His lawyer says his arrest is linked to the film featuring his activism. It's called The Infiltrators. The gripping hybrid documentary/dramatic feature was a smash success at Sundance and will play at the…
truthout.org/video/undocumented-activists-snuck-into-immigration-jail-to-fight-deportations/

UN Finds Israel Intentionally Shot Children, Journalists and Disabled People
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-04
A United Nations inquiry has found Israeli forces may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity by targeting unarmed children, journalists and the disabled in Gaza. The report, released by the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday, looked at Israel's bloody response to weekly Great March of Return demonstrations, launched by Palestinians in Gaza nearly a year ago, targeting Israel's heavily militarized separation barrier. The report found Israeli forces have killed 183 Palestinians — almost all of them with live ammunition. The dead included 35 children. Twenty-three thousand people were inju…
truthout.org/video/un-finds-israel-intentionally-shot-children-journalists-and-disabled-people/

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

Sanders on Venezuela — Does His Critique of US Policy Go Far Enough?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-04
At the CNN town hall, Sanders opposed U.S. intervention in Venezuela, refused to call Maduro a dictator, or recognize Guaido, but he didn't call for an end to sanctions — with Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, Norman Solomon and host Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/sanders-on-venezuela-does-his-critique-of-us-policy-go-far-enough

Trump and Netanyahu Scandals a Very Dangerous Moment — Wilkerson & Jay
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-03
Desperate men do desperate things; two leaders facing corruption charges may more aggressively push their Iran regime change agenda — Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/trump-and-netanyahu-scandals-a-very-dangerous-moment-wilkerson-jay

3rd Anniversary of Berta Cáceres Murder in Honduras: Downward Spiral and Hope
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-03-03
The murder trial of environmental and indigenous activist Berta Cáceres leaves many issues unresolved. Meanwhile, the human rights situation in Honduras has been getting worse, even as Berta continues to inspire activists with her example…
therealnews.com/stories/3rd-anniversary-of-berta-caceres-murder-in-honduras-downward-spiral-and-hope

Inside the Israeli Right's Campaign to Silence an Anti-Occupation Group
Mairav Zonszein | theintercept.com | 2019-03-03
On January 12, 2016, Yuli Novak called her staff of a dozen people together in their Tel Aviv offices to reveal the identity of a spy who had infiltrated the organization. At the time, Novak was the executive director of Breaking the Silence, an Israeli anti-occupation group that collects testimonies of Israeli soldiers operating in Palestinian territories. She informed the staff that a man calling himself "Chai" had been secretly videotaping them. Chai had been active with the group for a year and a half, visiting their office on a weekly basis, and had grown close to several staff members. | "The moment I said…
theintercept.com/2019/03/03/breaking-the-silence-israel-idf/

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

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…
thenation.com/article/israel-netanyahu-indicted-elections/

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.
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/1/meet_the_k…

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.
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/1/teen_clima…

'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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/3/1/reviving-…

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14360

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

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