2019-04-10: Social Media Postees

Video: US and Israel Prepare for Coordinated Campaign Against Iranian Forces in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
The situation in Syria is remaining relatively stable amid the continued limited ISIS attacks on the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the eastern bank of the Euphrates and ceasefire violations in the Idlib de-militarized zone. | Over the past few …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-war-us-israel-prepare-coordinated-campaign-iranian-forces/5673987

Western Spies Among the Jihadis in Idlib: Planning A New Drama? A Chemical Attack?
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
There are spies among the Jihadis in Idlib. Movements, storages and plans are well known to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Russian allies. Recently, the Russian Defense Ministry warned that European intelligence agents were inside Idlib, and planning …
globalresearch.ca/western-spies-among-the-jihadis-in-idlib-planning-a-new-drama-a-chemical-attack/5674001

U.S. is manufacturing a crisis in Venezuela so that there is chaos and 'needed' intervention
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-10
America has for years been waging an economic war against Venezuela, including debilitating sanctions which have dramatically affected the state's ability to purchase medicines, and even mundane replacement parts needed in buses, ambulances, etc. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/10/u-s-is-manufacturing-a-crisis-in-venezuela-so-that-there-is-chaos-and-needed-intervention/

More Sanctions on Venezuela: Operation Florida 2020 (Pt 1/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-10
Senators Menendez and Rubio introduced a bipartisan bill to intensify the sanctions that are strangling Venezuela's economy. Mark Weisbrot says this is largely possible because members of Congress are unaware of the suffering the sanctions are causing in Venezuela…
therealnews.com/stories/more-sanctions-on-venezuela-operation-florida-2020-pt-1-2

Middle East Activism and Double Standards towards Russia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
Refusing to acknowledge Russia's "balancing" acts with "Israel" and Saudi Arabia is a disservice to the Palestinian and Yemeni causes because it ignores the important role that Moscow plays in propping up Tel Aviv and Riyadh, resulting in the artificial …
globalresearch.ca/mideast-activists-need-stop-double-standards-russia/5674038

Airbnb Won't Ban Listings in Israeli Settlements After All
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-10
Airbnb announced Tuesday it would not go forward with the planned delisting of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and would instead donate proceeds from any bookings in the territory to international humanitarian aid organizations. | RELATED: | Airbnb To Remove Listings in Israel's West Bank Settlements | Heeding calls from Palestinians who have been f…
telesurenglish.net/news/Airbnb-Wont-Ban-Listings-in-Israeli-Settlements-in-West-Bank-After-All-20190410-0009.html

Greens Say 'No to NATO' While War Parties Give Standing Ovations to NATO
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
Greens are political activists and can be found in every movement for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. They do not organize as Greens but as people who are part of the popular movement. The article below …
globalresearch.ca/greens-say-no-nato-war-parties-give-standing-ovations-nato/5673996

Dem presidential hopefuls make pitches to 3,000 building trades activists
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-10
WASHINGTON–It's called, in political parlance, "a cattle call." The phrase refers to what happens when presidential hopefuls parade their positions, one by one, before a group, large or small. And that's what nine Democrats– John Hickenlooper, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Tim Ryan, Terry McAuliffe, Michael Bennet, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar and Eric Swalwell, in that …
peoplesworld.org/article/dem-presidential-hopefuls-make-pitches-to-3000-building-trades-activists/

US Complicit in War Crimes in Yemen (Pt 1/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-10
Three out of five weapons used in Yemen are supplied by the US says Andrew Feinstein, the author of Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade…
therealnews.com/stories/us-complicit-in-war-crimes-in-yemen-pt-1-2

Yemen's Fate is in Trump's Hands
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-10
Congress has finally grown a spine.For the first time in more than forty years, Congress has invoked the War Powers Resolution to demand that the US end its assistance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in their war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The US has been involved in the Saudi-led war without the authorization of Congress as mandated by the Constitution.
counterpunch.org/2019/04/10/yemens-fate-is-in-trumps-hands/

US Provides Three out of Five Weapons Saudi Arabia Used in Yemen (Pt 2/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-10
Shadow Wars author Andrew Feinstein discusses new research showing that the US sold 70 billion dollars worth of arms to the Saudi Coalition for its war in Yemen, currently the world's worst humanitarian crisis…
therealnews.com/stories/us-provides-three-out-of-five-weapons-saudi-arabia-used-in-yemen-pt-2-2

BDS organizers say 'don't dance with apartheid' in Boston
Joe Tache | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-10
BDS organizers picket Israeli dance troupe.
liberationnews.org/bds-organizers-say-dont-dance-with-apartheid-in-boston/

A Palestinian group has asked Madonna to cancel her appearance at Eurovision in Tel Aviv
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-04-10
Activists have asked Madonna to pull out of her scheduled appearance at the Eurovision song contest in Israel. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic … | Read more A Palestinian group has asked Madonna to cancel her appearance at Eurovision in Tel Aviv | By Bryan Wall…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/04/10/a-palestinian-group-has-asked-madonna-to-cancel-her-appearance-at-eurovision-in-tel-aviv/

The extreme right has won in Israel. And as always, that means the Palestinian people have lost
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-04-10
Benjamin Netanyahu has won a fifth term as Israeli prime minister. Netanyahu's Likud party won 35 seats, which tied it with Kahol Lavan, the … | Read more The extreme right has won in Israel. And as always, that means the Palestinian people have lost. | By Bryan Wall…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/04/10/the-extreme-right-has-won-in-israel-and-as-always-that-means-the-palestinian-people-have-lost/

What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-10
Considering the direct impact of the situation in Israeli prisons on the collective psyche of all Palestinians, any more reckless steps by Netanyahu will soon result in greater collective resistance, a struggle that Israel cannot easily suppress.
mintpressnews.com/what-netanyahu-hopes-to-gain-from-attacking-palestinian-prisoners/257224/

Pompeo: Sanctions Increase "Pain and Suffering" in Venezuela (Pt 2/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-10
Sec. of State Mike Pompeo recently openly admitted that the sanctions are causing pain and suffering and that this would accelerate the process of toppling the Maduro government. Mark Weisbrot discusses the approach and what Democrats and progressives could do to stop this…
therealnews.com/stories/pompeo-sanctions-increase-pain-and-suffering-in-venezuela-pt-2-2

Dead Heat in Farcical Israeli Elections
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
With over 97% of votes counted, Netanyahu and leading challenger Benny Gantz each won 35 of the Knesset's 120 seats, according to the unofficial tally. | Apartheid right wing parties won a super-majority on Tuesday, results similar to recent past elections….
globalresearch.ca/israeli-elections/5674042

Vicious Facebook Posts and the Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Rep. Ilhan Omar
Nick R. Martin | splcenter.org | 2019-04-10
About three-and-a-half years ago, a man named Patrick Carlineo joined a brand-new Facebook group called "No Syrian refugees for NY."
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/04/10/vicious-facebook-posts-and-man-accused-threatening-kill-rep-ilhan-omar

Cuba: The New Constitution Comes Into Force Today
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-10
The National Assembly of the People's Power (ANNP) will proclaim Wednesday the new Cuban Constitution during a session honoring the 1869 Constitution of Guaimaro, the first supreme law that the 'Republic under Arms' adopted while fighting against the Spanish crown. | RELATED: | Arreaza: Venezuela Will Send Oil to Cuba Despite U.S. Sanctions | "Neither Cu…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-The-New-Constitution-Comes-Into-Force-Today-20190410-0008.html

Venezuela: US Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Rival Marches Held
Ricardo Vaz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
The US Treasury Department imposed a new round of sanctions targeting Venezuela's oil industry on Friday. | The measures identified 34 vessels owned by Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA as "blocked property" in a bid to further tighten the screws on …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-us-imposes-fresh-sanctions/5674053

Terrorist Designations: Trump and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
It's designed to give the US more leg room in the sanction stakes but may end up having its own hemming consequences. The designation by the Trump administration of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation was …
globalresearch.ca/terrorist-designations-trump-irans-revolutionary-guard-corps/5674005

Despite a $ 22 Trillion National Debt, America Is on a Military Spending Spree. 800 Overseas US Military Bases
Masud Wadan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
While the national debt of the United States was recorded at 22.03 trillion as of April 2019, Washington's going ahead with its hawkish policies worldwide with recent NATO summit pushing for further unity against China, Russia and Iran. NATO's annual …
globalresearch.ca/us-22-trillion-debt-us-military-spending-spree/5673944

Terrorist Designations: Trump and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-10
It's designed to give the US more leg room in the sanction stakes but may end up having its own hemming consequences. The designation by the Trump administration of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation was meant to expand options for the US while shutting others out. While Trump attempts to …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/terrorist-designations-trump-and-irans-revolutionary-guard-corps/

Trump's new attack on Iran takes US hypocrisy into hyperdrive
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2019-04-10
Donald Trump has just levelled a new punitive measure against Iran, which US allies have celebrated as a bold step. But this latest act … | Read more Trump's new attack on Iran takes US hypocrisy into hyperdrive | By Peter Bolton…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/04/10/trumps-new-attack-on-iran-takes-us-hypocrisy-into-hyperdrive/

AIPAC Has Bernie Sanders in Its Crosshairs
Natasha Hakimi Zapata | truthdig.com | 2019-04-10
Bernie Sanders, who made history with his 2016 presidential campaign as the first Jewish American to win a presidential primary and receive an electoral vote for president, is bizarrely being targeted with Facebook ads by The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Certainly, it seems at best counterintuitive for the pro-Israel lobby to be working against a can…
truthdig.com/articles/whats-aipacs-beef-with-bernie-sanders/

The Trump-Netanyahu Ticket Wins the Israeli Election
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-10
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who secured his fifth premiership in Tuesday's elections, colluded with U.S. President Donald Trump, Netanyahu's own tweets reveal. | The U.S. and Israel, both founded as settler-colonial states, have a symbiotic relationship. And just as Israeli spies have meddled in American elections, the U.S. has long meddled in Israel's. | This time, under Trump, that meddling has been marked by unprecedented appeasements to the Israeli far right. It also serves a dual…
mintpressnews.com/the-trump-netanyahu-ticket-wins-the-israeli-election/257206/

Elections in Israel: What will change?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-10
Israel's parliamentary elections were held on April 9. While final results have not yet been published, according to preliminary data, the party of current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won. Following the election, a new government will be formed in the country, occupying the 120 seats in the Knesset. Netanyahu's Likud party had about 35 …
uwidata.com/3039-elections-in-israel-what-will-change/

"The Greece Israel Cyprus Axis" (GRISCY): The US Key to Containing Multipolarity in the Eastern Mediterranean?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
The US' strengthening of its energy and security partnerships with the emerging strategic axis of Greece, "Israel", and Cyprus (GRISCY) through the proposed "Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act" will contribute to containing multipolarity in the region by working …
globalresearch.ca/griscy-us-key-containing-multipolarity-eastern-mediterranean/5674045

A Vote to Maintain Apartheid? Israel's Netanyahu Set to Win 5th Term After Vow to Annex West Bank
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-10
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be on the verge of securing a record fifth term in office as votes continue to be counted in Tuesday's election. Last night, Netanyahu and his top challenger, ex-military chief Benny Gantz, both claimed victory in the tight race. With most of the votes counted, Netanyahu's Likud party and Gantz's newly formed Blue and White party have both secured 35 seats in the Knesset, but Netanyahu has a clearer path to forming a coalition government with the help of his right-wing allies. Tuesday's election came just days after Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to annex Israeli set…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/10/a_vote_to…

Communist Party of Israel on the Israeli election results
Special to PeoplesWorld | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-10
The corrupt, far-right Benjamin Netanyahu secured a unprecedented fifth term as Israel's prime minister on Wednesday morning, April 10, after more than 99% of the votes from the previous day's general election gave the right-wing and clerical bloc a 10-seat lead over the center, left and Arab parties. Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh, leader of …
peoplesworld.org/article/communist-party-of-israel-on-the-israeli-election-results/

Israel's Netanyahu Set to Win Fifth Term After Vow to Annex West Bank
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-10
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be on the verge of securing a record fifth term in office as votes continue to be counted in Tuesday's election. Last night, Netanyahu and his top challenger, ex-military chief Benny Gantz, both claimed victory in the tight race. With most of the votes counted, Netanyahu's Likud party and Gantz's newly formed Blue and White party have both secured 35 seats in the Knesset, but Netanyahu has a clearer path to forming a coalition government with the help of his right-wing allies. Tuesday's election came just days after Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to annex Israeli…
truthout.org/video/israels-netanyahu-set-to-win-fifth-term-after-vow-to-annex-west-bank/

Netanyahu's Proposal to Annex West Bank Kills Delusion About Two-State Solution
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-10
Rabbi Mivasair discusses the implications of Netanyahu's probable reelection and his last-ditch effort to appease the far-right in Israel, by declaring his willingness to annex the West Bank…
therealnews.com/stories/netanyahus-proposal-to-annex-west-bank-kills-delusion-about-two-state-solution

Activists at Heart–Young Candidates Step Up to Run for Office, and Win
Olivia Herken | progressive.org | 2019-04-10
Young women are gaining much-needed experience in leadership, as well as the representation they've been missing, lending a voice to the largest generation of voters yet.
progressive.org/dispatches/activists-at-heart-young-candidates-step-up-to-run-herken-190410/

Government, Indigenous Groups Reach Accord After Rojas' Murder
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-10
Following the murder of land rights leader Sergio Rojas, the government and Indigenous peoples of Costa Rica has come to an agreement on matters related to security and territorial protections, Casa Presidencial website said Sunday. | RELATED: | Activists, Right Groups Demand Justice for Slain Costa Rican Indigenous Leader | According t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Costa-Rican-Government-Indigenous-Groups-Come-To-Agreement-After-Rojas-Murder-20190410-0006.html

California Blazes a Trail for a Green New Deal
Alvaro Sanchez | progressive.org | 2019-04-10
While politicians and activists debate the idea of a federal plan to fight climate change and boost our economy, the Golden State is quietly showing how it could actually work.
progressive.org/op-eds/california-blazes-a-trail-for-a-green-new-deal-sanchez-190410/

Near-Total Abortion Bans Seek to Overturn Roe v. Wade
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-04-10
Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade. | Mississippi and Kentucky have passed laws that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected — which means as early as six weeks, when many women don't even know they're pregnant. Georgia could join them if Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signs a measure that has been sent to him, and a bill in Ohio is nearing final passage. | Similar bills have been filed in at least seven other stat…
truthdig.com/articles/near-total-abortion-bans-seek-to-overturn-roe-v-wade/

No clear winner in Israeli elections
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-10
Exit polls had conflicting projections, with most giving opposition candidate Benny Gantz a narrow victory over incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/10/isra…

Netanyahu Set for Victory as Israelis Vote for Never-Ending Military Rule of Palestinians
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-04-10
Voters in Israel re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has promised to ignore pressure to end Israeli military rule over a captive population.
theintercept.com/2019/04/10/netanyahu-set-victory-israelis-vote-never-ending-military-rule-palestinians/

UN Pays Little Heed to Venezuelan Migration and Economic Issues
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Presided over this month by the United Kingdom, the UN Security Council looks into what some refers to Venezuela's migration and economic crisis, but ignores the causes and sanctions that create them.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

US Views Iran's Qassem Soleimani as "Equivalent" to ISIS Leader
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-10
(ZH) — During remarks early this week in a Fox News interview following Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) being formally designated by the United States as a foreign terrorist organization, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the US will view Iran's elite force just as it does ISIS. Specifically Pompeo agreed that the commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, Maj …

US Views Iran's Qassem Soleimani as "Equivalent" to ISIS Leader

Arab League Leader Condemns US Decision on Golan
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
Beirut, Apr 10 ( Prensa Latina ) The Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, reiterated his condemnation of the U.S. decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights during a visit to Lebanon.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Netanyahu Secures Election Victory to Remain as Israel's Prime Minister
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-10
(MEMO) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli national election, securing a record fifth term in office despite running neck in neck with his challenger Benny Gantz, the country's three main television channels said on Wednesday, Reuters reports. With 97 per cent of the votes counted, neither of the candidates' parties had captured a ruling majority, but …

Netanyahu Secures Election Victory to Remain as Israel's Prime Minister

U.S. Attacks Venezuela in UN Security Council
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
10 de abril de 2019, 16: 13United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) In clear interference in Venezuela"s internal affairs, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the U.N. Security Council today that his government will continue to adopt sanctions against that country.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Who Are the Real Terrorists? Trump Intensifies Economic War Against Iran
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-09
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization on Monday, upping the economic war against Iran, the rift with Europe and China, and preparing conditions for a "military option" — Col. Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/whos-the-real-terrorists-trump-intensifies-economic-war-against-iran

Iran says U.S. military forces in Middle East are part of terrorist group, after U.S. puts terrorist tag on Iran's military
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-09
Minneapolis, MN – Iran's authoritative FARS News Agency is reporting the Supreme National Security Council has designated the United States Central Command as a terrorist entity, following a decision by the U.S. to put the terrorist tag on an important part of Iran's military – the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps. | The U.S. move to designate Iran's military as 'terrorist' violates international law and raised concerns about future treatment of prisoners of war. | The U.S. administration has been angered by Iran's support for progressive and anti-imperialist movements in Yemen, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon. Iran ha…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/4/9/iran-says…

Has Trump Locked U.S. and Iran into a "Permanent State of Enmity" by Listing IRGC as Terror Group?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-09
In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration has designated Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, resulting in sweeping economic and travel restrictions on its members. This marks the first time the United States has formally labeled an arm of another country's military a terrorist group. The Pentagon and CIA opposed the decision, warning it could put U.S. troops at risk. Key backers of the move included national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who formally announced the new policy on Monday. The step is the latest in the White H…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/9/has_trump_…

Greens Say "No to NATO" While War Parties Give Standing Ovations to NATO
Kevin Zeese | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-09
Greens are political activists and can be found in every movement for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. They do not organize as Greens but as people who are part of the popular movement. The article below about the week of protests against NATO highlights Greens who participated, often as organizers with …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/04/greens-say-no-to-nato-while-war-parties-give-standing-ovations-to-nato/

Bill to End Yemen Siege Passes–No Thanks to MSNBC – After Khashoggi outrage passes, cable network goes back to ignoring US-backed humanitarian disaster
Adam Johnson | fair.org | 2019-04-09
by Adam Johnson | Progressives–along with a handful of libertarian-leaning Republicans–finally passed a bill in both houses of Congress last week to invoke the War Powers act and end US support for the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen, an entirely one-sided war that's killed thousands of Yemeni civilians over the last four years with assistance and direction of the US military. | The bill's proponents achieved this human rights victory with virtually no help from America's leading libe…
fair.org/home/bill-to-end-yemen-siege-passes-no-thanks-to-msnbc/

Yemen blast kills 14 children, leaves others fighting for their lives in Sana'a
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-09
Further details have emerged of an attack on a school in the Yemeni capital Sana'a at the weekend which killed 14 youngsters and critically injured 16 others.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/04/1036331

Israel Holds Elections on Day Palestinians Commemorate Deir Yassin Massacre
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-09
The Deir Yassin massacre was used by the Zionist establishment and the terror squads to terrify Palestinians who may have hesitated to leave their land. "Remember what happened in Deir Yassin" was often used as a threat.
mintpressnews.com/israel-holds-elections-on-day-palestinians-commemorate-deir-yassin-massacre/257144/