2019-04-11: Social Media Postees

British Bombs Are Being Dropped from Saudi Jets onto Yemeni Schools, Mosques and Hospitals, Court Hears
Phil Miller | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-11
A Yemeni city the size of Cambridge had just hours to evacuate before it was pummelled by Saudi war planes, the Court of Appeal in London heard today. | A panel of judges is reviewing a decision made by Sajid Javid…

Despite Human Rights Abuses in Yemen, Saudi Soldiers Receive UK Military Training
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-11
The British state has been under criticism for not halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia following multiple reports of human rights abuses and one of the worst human tragedies involving civilian deaths due to hunger in Yemen.

The Unfinished Gaza War: What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-11
The current violence targeting Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails dates back to January 2. It was then that Israel's Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan declared that the "party is over." "Every so often, infuriating pictures appear of cooking in the terrorist wings. This party is coming to an end," Erdan was quoted in the Jerusalem …

The Israeli Election Put the Bigotry of Its Political Class Front and Center
Khulood Badawi | commondreams.org | 2019-04-11
This bigotry isn't new for Netanyahu; on election day 2015, he rallied his supporters by warning on Facebook, "Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls." (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Who Is Killing Whom in the Middle East? Blaming Iran Might be an Excuse for War
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-11
Newsweek is reporting a story regarding how Iran "was responsible for the deaths of at least 608 American troops in Iraq between 2003 and 2011." The account is sourced to a newly revised estimate prepared by analysts at the Pentagon …

"Voices from Syria" and "The Dirty War on Syria": Mark Taliano and Tim Anderson Analyze the War on Syria
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-11
Voices from Syria by Mark Taliano and The Dirty War on Syria by Tim Anderson: two essential books on Syria for . | *SPECIAL OFFER: Voices from Syria + The Dirty War on Syria: | …

Palestinian Landowners Move to Proceed With Claims Against Israeli Settlers In Airbnb Lawsuit
commondreams | commondreams.org | 2019-04-11

Netanyahu's Election Crusade Succeeds In Spite of Corruption Indictments (2/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-11
Shir Hever and Lia Tarachansky discuss the continuing rise of the far-right in Israel and the future of the Israeli state following Netanyahu's probable reelection…

Canada's CIJA Selective About Which Hate Crimes It Condemns
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-11
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs' response to the horrific attack on two mosques in New Zealand highlights tensions between promoting the most aggressive ongoing European settler colonialism and Jewish Canadian concern over hate crimes. | Forty-eight hours after the …

Netanyahu's Election Crusade Succeeds In Spite of Corruption Indictments (1/2)
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-11
Shir Hever and Lia Tarachansky discuss the continuing rise of the far-right in Israel and the future of the Israeli state following Netanyahu's probable reelection…

Netanyahu Reigns Supreme, and all Opposition has been Crushed
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-11
Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party emerged from Tuesday's Israeli election tied with the Blue and White party, led by Benny Gantz and other high-powered generals. Although each party has 35 seats in the 120-seat parliament, Netanyahu is now firmly in the driving seat. The small far-right and religious extremist parties that are needed to make up …

Iran Is Preparing to Link Tehran to the Mediterranean via a New Highway
Almasdar News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-11
The Islamic Republic of Iran is looking for new ways to link their capital, Tehran, with Syria ¥s Damascus and Iraq ¥s Baghdad. | One of the proposed actions they are taking to make this a reality is the construction of new highways …

It's Time to Stop Pretending the Murdochs Are in the News Business
Eric Alterman | thenation.com | 2019-04-11
It's Time to Stop Pretending the Murdochs Are in the News Business…

Full house for Victorian Socialists election launch
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-04-11
More than 350 Victorian Socialists' members and supporters packed out Preston Town Hall on April 6 to launch the party's federal election campaign. | In a display of the broad support the campaign is garnering, the night featured greetings from trade unionists involved in the recent Chemist Warehouse workers' victory, community activists campaigning against the impact of toxic fires and representatives from the Brunswick Residents Network and the Tamil Refugee Council. | Footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who was recently freed by Thai authorities following a strong public campaign after he was detained on his hon…

US-Backed Saudi Coalition Launches New Round of Airstrikes on Yemen's Capital
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-11
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Saudi coalition officials have announced a new round of airstrikes against an industrial area in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Thursday. The strikes centered on the al-Jeraf neighborhood. According to the coalition statement, the attack targeted two industrial buildings. They claimed one was manufacturing drones and the other contained launch pads. The locals, however, told …

US-Backed Saudi Coalition Launches New Round of Airstrikes on Yemen's Capital

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 …

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…

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…

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.

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

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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.

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…

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…

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."

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….

Trump's Controversial Decision on Iran's Revolutionary Guards
Stephen Zunes | progressive.org | 2019-04-10
Iran has near-universal male conscription, in which the guards often get priority–now all of these young men, some of whom have no desire to even be in the armed forces, will be labeled as "terrorists."

Venezuela: New Power Outage as Oil Output Plummets
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-10
Venezuela's oil output fell significantly in March as a result of electricity problems and US sanctions.

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.

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.

"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 …

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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 …

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…

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…