2019-04-18: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2019-04-18). War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We. commondreams.org Netanyahu and his future government coalition of like-minded extremists are now armed with an unmistakably popular mandate to fulfill all of their electoral promises, including the annexation of the West Bank. (Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-04-18). Israel Uses Animal Rights to Distract From War Crimes. truthout.org As unarmed Palestinians continued to be " gunned down like birds on their own land," in the words of human rights lawyer Noura Erakat, news of an avian rescue set Israeli and international media aflutter. "Sick Gaza parrot saved by Israeli animal rights group," as the Times of Israel's headline proclaimed. | The story of Koki the African Grey, who was operated on by an Israeli bird specialist after accidentally ingesting bleach, was even p…

Eliza Egret (2019-04-18). Palestinians urge us all to boycott Puma — a 'proud sponsor of Israeli apartheid'. thecanary.co Thursday 18 April is sports giant Puma's annual general meeting. But while the company's directors and investors celebrate annual growth, a Twitter-storm is taking … | Read more Palestinians urge us all to boycott Puma — a 'proud sponsor of Israeli apartheid' | By Eliza Egret

Mark Taliano (2019-04-18). Empire Versus Democracy and Freedom. globalresearch.ca The public interest, and democratic political economies, both domestic and internationally, are poison to Empire. But this must be hidden from view, hence war propaganda/fake news is protected by legislation, while Constitutionally-protected, evidence-based real journalism, a dying phenomenon, continues to …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-04-18). Death of Free Speech: Criticizing Israel Will Land You in Prison. globalresearch.ca Soon, this blog will be illegal. | No, I'm not selling drugs or peddling child pornography. I write about America's wars and the primary objective of those illegal and immoral wars—to make Israel the hegemon of the Middle East along with …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-04-18). War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We. dissidentvoice.org So, what have we learned from the Israeli legislative elections on April 9? A whole lot. To start with, don't let such references as the "tight race" between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, fool you. Yes, Israelis are divided on some issues that are particular to their social and …

Staff (2019-04-18). Is Trump for Detente or Militarism? — RAI with Stephen Cohen (2/5). therealnews.com Trump's stated aim is to reduce tensions with Russia, but is it motivated by peaceful objectives or is it preparations for aggression towards Iran and China — Stephen Cohen joins host Paul Jay for a spirited discussion on Reality Asserts Itself…

Staff (2019-04-18). Black Alliance For Peace Revives Black Anti-War Tradition (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com The US has been at war in the Middle East for 28 years, starting with Operation Desert Storm in Iraq, then into Afghanistan, Syria, and now we are learning of military bases, operations, and troops in African nations…

Jan Oberg (2019-04-18). The Iran Floods and US Sanctions: 10 Million at Risk, But Who Cares? counterpunch.org You have certainly not heard much about this in the West. And it didn't get a fraction of the media attention (and none of the hundreds of millions of Euro pledges by the perversely rich) that the Notre Dame fire did. However, if disastrous floods had hit 28 out of 31 provinces and affected 10 million people More

Staff (2019-04-18). US 'Tightens Noose' on Cuba. therealnews.com Sec. of State Pompeo announced that Cuban Americans and US citizens who lost property after Cuba's 1959 revolution can now sue companies that have benefitted from this property. This represents an important intensification of sanctions on Cuba, says Jeb Sprague…

South Front (2019-04-18). Video: Israel's Magic Lamp: Iron Dome Missile Defense. globalresearch.ca Since its inception, Israel has faced difficult political and military challenges. It defines the operational space in which IDF exists, the nature of development of its armed forces, and of individual weapons systems it uses. | The key objective and permanent …

Staff (2019-04-18). The Horrors of Israeli Occupation Have Been Laid Bare. truthdig.com Christians and Jews look to the Holy Land as they observe Easter and Passover. Events in the region, though, are no cause for celebration.

Gideon Polya (2019-04-18). Pro-Apartheid Israel Australian Labor Party Scraps Outstanding Anti-Israel Apartheid Candidate, Melissa Parke. globalresearch.ca Decent Australians want the Labor Party to win in the forthcoming Australian elections for the sake of the young, poor, disabled, sick, elderly, unemployed, Indigenous and the environment. However the right wing-dominated Labor Opposition is merely better than the appalling …

Federico Pieraccini (2019-04-18). Moscow's Strategy in the Middle East: Geopolitics and the Versatility of Diplomacy. globalresearch.ca Important events have occurred in the Middle East and North Africa in recent weeks that underline how the overall political reconfiguration of the region is in full swing. The Shia axis continues its diplomatic relations and, following Rouhani's meeting in …

Staff (2019-04-18). Trump Cracks Down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. truthdig.com CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the "three stooges of socialism." | "The troika of tyranny — Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua — is beginning to crumble," Bolton said in a hard-hitting speech near Miami on the 58th anniversary of the United States' failed Bay of Pigs invasion of the island, an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government. | The m…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-18). Headlines for April 18, 2019. democracynow.org Attorney General Barr to Release Redacted Mueller Report, John Bolton Praises Monroe Doctrine as U.S. Sanctions Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, New U.S. Sanctions to Target Remittances & Companies Doing Business in Cuba, North Korea Tests New Weapon, Rejects Role of U.S. Secretary of State, Trump Administration to End Reporting on Size of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, Former Peruvian President Alan García Dies by Suicide as Police Move In, Teen Who Threatened Colorado Schools Dead of Self-Inflicted Gunshot, Philadelphia DA Clears Path for Mumia Abu-Jamal to Appeal Murder Conviction, New York Grants Parole to Brink's Heist Ge…

United Nations (2019-04-18). 'Foreign children' in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official. un.org Help is needed urgently from the international community to help some 2,500 apparently stateless "foreign children" at a camp for the displaced, in north-east Syria, a top UN official said on Thursday.

Firas Samuri (2019-04-18). U.S. Continues Supplying Military Aid to Kurdish Forces in Northern Syria against Turkey, a US Ally and NATO Member State. globalresearch.ca The mass media has been widely covering the details of the disastrous humanitarian situation in Rukban refugee camp over recent months. By the way, the crisis in other sites deserves more considerable attention. Al-Hol refugee camp located in Al-Hasakah province …

Eliza Egret (2019-04-18). Hunger strikes can work. That's why we need to get behind the hunger-striking Kurdish activists. thecanary.co Campaigners are calling on the public to spend Good Friday on hunger strike, in solidarity with thousands of Kurdish hunger strikers around the world. … | Read more Hunger strikes can work. That's why we need to get behind the hunger-striking Kurdish activists. | By Eliza Egret

Sarah Aziza (2019-04-18). Trump's Veto on Yemen War Is a Sign That the Strongmen in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia Are Winning. theintercept.com The veto, for all its cynical implications about the state of U.S. foreign policy, should also concern Americans at home.

plenglish (2019-04-18). US Sanctions Affect Venezuelans' Security and Wellbeing. plenglish.com By Wiliam Urquijo PascualCaracas, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The economic sanctions implemented by the United States affect the security and wellbeing of the Venezuelan people, the Government charged in response to the new unilateral measures announced in Washington on Wednesday.

plenglish (2019-04-18). Venezuelan FM Calls U.S. Measures Crimes against Humanity. plenglish.com Caracas, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza considered as crimes against humanity the new sanctions announced by the U.S. government against the Central Bank of the South American country.

amnesty (2019-04-18). China: Further Information: Tiananmen "baijiu" activist sentenced to jail: Chen Bing. amnesty.org Sichuan activist Chen Bing was sentenced to three and a half years after he and three other activists were convicted of "inciting subversion of state power" for producing and promoting their own baijiu — Chinese liquor — to commemorate the Tiananmen crackdown.

plenglish (2019-04-18). Russia Reiterates its Condemnation to US Unilateral Sanctions against Cuba (+Photos). plenglish.com Simferopol, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reiterated Friday its strong condemnation of the application of unilateral sanctions by the United States, commenting on the recent White House announcement of a new package of punitive measures against Cuba.

amnesty (2019-04-18). Iran: Release women's rights defenders detained for peacefully protesting against forced veiling. amnesty.org Iranian authorities must stop harassing, arresting and imprisoning women's rights defenders peacefully protesting against Iran's degrading and discriminatory forced veiling laws, and release those detained on this basis immediately and unconditionally, said Amnesty International today. | The organization has confirmed that two women's rights defenders, Yasmin Aryani and Monireh Arabshahi, have been detained in the past week and that a third activist, Vida Movahedi, who has been detained since October 2018, was sentenced to one year in prison last month for peacefully protesting against forced veiling. | Iran's in…

Human Rights Watch (2019-04-18). Iran: Release Anti-Compulsory Hijab Activists. hrw.org | | Iranian women wearing hijab walk down a street in the capital Tehran on February 7, 2018. A spate of unprecedented protests against Iran's mandatory headscarves for women have been tiny in number, but have still reignited a debate that has preoccupied the Islamic republic since its founding. | © 2018 ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images | (Beirut) — Iranian authorities should release and quash the convictions of all activists who have been prosecuted f…

amnesty (2019-04-18). Yemen: YEMENI ACADEMIC HELD INCOMMUNICADO: Youssef al-Bawab. amnesty.org Professor and political figure Youssef al-Bawab has been held in incommunicado detention in Sana'a's Political Security Office (PSO) since 2 April 2019 and is at heightened risk of being tortured. He has been detained since 20 October 2016. In April 2017, he was accused of charges that carry the death penalty. The legal proceedings against him have been seriously flawed, including enforced disappearance, excessive pre-trial detention, undue delays in his trial, allegations of torture and other ill-treatment, and lack of access to legal counsel and medical care. Amnesty calls on the Huthi de facto authorities to d…

Manlio Dinucci (2019-04-18). The Strategy of Controlled Chaos. globalresearch.ca Everyone against everyone else — this is the media image of chaos which is spreading across the Southern shores of the Mediterranean, from Libya to Syria. It is a situation before which even Washington seems powerless. But in reality, Washington …

amnesty (2019-04-18). Executions of juveniles since 1990 (as of April 2019). amnesty.org The use of the death penalty for crimes committed by people younger than 18 is prohibited under international human rights law, yet some countries still execute child offenders. Since 1990 Amnesty International has documented 145 executions of child offenders in 10 countries: China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, the USA and Yemen. | This is the most up to date version of this document.

WSWS (2019-04-18). Vetoing Congressional resolution, Trump reaffirms US support for Saudi slaughter in Yemen. wsws.org Trump's veto is a declaration of the absolute authority of the president to wage war without the fig leaf of congressional approval.

plenglish (2019-04-18). USA Reinforces Attacks against Venezuela Through Bank Sanctions. plenglish.com Washington, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government increased the aggressiveness towards Venezuela and the administration of its constitutional president, Nicolás Maduro, through the imposition of new sanctions against the Central Bank of the South American country.

patrick (2019-04-18). Victory for Boycott HP Campaign: Netherlands Trade Union FNV Drops HP as Partner for its Member Offers. bdsmovement.net Victory for Boycott HP Campaign: Netherlands Trade Union FNV Drops HP as Partner for its Member Offers: UpdateMarking a significant victory for the Boycott HP campaign and the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV), the largest trade union of the Netherlands, with 1.1 million members, has dropped HP as a partner in their offers to thei…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-04-18). Warren, Markey, and Pressley to Join Launch of Sunrise Movement's 250-City Road to a Green New Deal Tour. commondreams.org Three prominent Massachusetts Democrats will join community and labor leaders in Boston Thursday night to kick off the youth-led Sunrise Movement's 250-city Road to a Green New Deal Tour. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-04-17). The Israeli "Deal of the Century" Won't Go Through: Extremism Dominates the Knesset, Splits within the Palestinian Leadership. globalresearch.ca For over a year now, the Israeli "Deal of the Century" for Palestine has been endorsed by the US establishment and is now echoing to the four corners of the world. The two novices in foreign policy, US President Donald …

United Nations (2019-04-17). Wednesday's Daily Brief: Sudan, Libya, Yemen updates, solutions for e-waste, flood response in Iran, online security for children. un.org At the top of the news agenda on Wednesday: updates on violence in Sudan's Darfur and in Libya, how e-waste can become an employment opportunity, help for the 2 million affected by floods in Iran, and efforts to make the internet safer for children.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-17). Headlines for April 17, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Vetoes Resolution Ending U.S. Support for War on Yemen, DOJ Orders Denial of Bond to Migrants, Allowing for Indefinite Detention, Trump Admin Resumes "Remain in Mexico" Policy, Dems Probing Report of Trump Pardon for Blocking Entry to Migrants, U.K.: Police Arrest 200+ Climate Activists Occupying Central London, D.C.: Extinction Rebellion Stages Protest in Front of RNC, French President Macron Vows to Rebuild Notre-Dame in 5 Years, Sudan: Al-Bashir Moved to Prison as African Union Sets Deadline to Install Civilian Gov't, Egypt: MPs Vote to Extend President Sisi's Rule to 2030, Indonesia: President Joko Wido…

John Nichols (2019-04-17). Congress Must Stop the Killing and Override Trump's Yemen Veto. thenation.com Congress Must Stop the Killing and Override Trump's Yemen Veto…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-04-17). War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We. mintpressnews.com Netanyahu and his future government coalition of like-minded extremists are now armed with an unmistakably popular mandate to fulfill all of their electoral promises, including the annexation of the West Bank.

Staff (2019-04-17). Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran" therealnews.com In recent congressional testimony, Sec. of State Pompeo linked Iran to al Qaeda and 9/11 and would not say whether he would apply the 2001 war authorization (AUMF) to Iran. Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the implications…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-17). Extinction Rebellion: Meet the Famed Climate Attorney Who Superglued Herself Outside Shell's U.K. HQ. democracynow.org Extinction Rebellion. That's the name of the movement shutting down Central London this week in a series of direct actions, as activists close bridges, occupy public landmarks and even superglue themselves to buildings to demand urgent action to combat climate change. Police have arrested more than 300 people so far, and the protests are continuing. Today, activists have halted trains at Canary Wharf—a financial hub of the city—with two protesters climbing a train car and another supergluing his hand to a train window. We speak to Clare Farrell, one of the co-founders of the environmental action group…

Bryan Wall (2019-04-17). Dublin university students vote to back boycott of Israel. thecanary.co Students at Dublin City University (DCU) in Ireland have voted in favour of boycotting Israel. They voted by 1,400 votes to 300 to align … | Read more Dublin university students vote to back boycott of Israel | By Bryan Wall

Miko Peled (2019-04-17). Post-Election Horse-Trading Kicks Off as Netanyahu Builds Israel's "National No Opposition" Government. mintpressnews.com The reasoning for creating a "National Unity" government is always the same: the nation is facing challenging times that demand we cast our differences aside and work together for the good of the people. Then all the prime minister has to do is create cabinet positions for everyone involved.

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-17). Why Isn't Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian "Ally" Survive the Fuel Crisis? globalresearch.ca It's seemingly inexplicable to many that one of the world's top oil exporters won't help its "ally" survive the ever-worsening fuel crisis, but upon closer consideration and after much-needed critical thinking, it becomes clear that Russia intends to politicize this …

RT (2019-04-17). Trump is 'Saudi Arabia's servant' as he refused to end US support of Yemen war — Tulsi Gabbard. rt.com Tulsi Gabbard, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, has called President Donald Trump's decision to veto a bill seeking to end US support for the Yemen war nothing less than proof he serves Saudi Arabia.

Jake Johnson (2019-04-17). Israeli Court Orders Deportation of HRW's Omar Shakir Over Pro-Palestinian Activism. theantimedia.com (CD) — An Israeli court on Tuesday ordered the deportation of Human Rights Watch's Omar Shakir over his advocacy work against illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. The court's decision marks the first time Israel's draconian "anti-boycott law" has been applied to someone already legally present in the country. Shakir, HRW's Israel and Palestine director, has called on …

Jason Ditz (2019-04-17). Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Support for Saudi-Led Yemen War. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — On Tuesday, President Trump capped off months of effort in Congress to pass a War Powers Act challenge to the US involvement in the war in Yemen, vetoing the bill and claiming it was a "dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities." The bill, SJ Res 7, was a straightforward bill under the War Powers …

RT (2019-04-17). '3 stooges of socialism': Bolton attacks Venezuela, Cuba & Nicaragua in impotent verbal intervention. rt.com In a speech full of colorful phrases, from 'three stooges of socialism' to 'troika of tyranny,' US national security adviser John Bolton threatened Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with regime change and announced more sanctions.

Middle East Monitor (2019-04-17). US Issues New Map Showing Golan Heights as Israeli Territory. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — The US has issued a new map showing the occupied Syrian Golan Heights as Israeli territory, just three weeks after US President Donald Trump announced he would recognize the region as belonging to Israel. The US' Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, yesterday tweeted a picture of the new map with the words …

Turkish Minute (2019-04-17). Turkish Ambassador Denies Report Claiming Ankara Sent ISIS Fighters to Libya. theantimedia.com (TM) — Turkish Ambassador to Tunisia àñmer Faruk Doƒüan has denied a Tunisian news report accusing Ankara of sending Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists to the Libyan capital of Tripoli from Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. In a statement, Doƒüan described the report by private newspaper Al-Chourouk as "lies." The …

patrick (2019-04-17). AXA IM divests from Elbit Systems – involved in Israeli war crimes. bdsmovement.net AXA IM divests from Elbit Systems – involved in Israeli war crimes: UpdateThe campaign against AXA's problematic investments continues, as AXA remains linked to Elbit Systems through an affiliate, and AXA maintains investments in five Israeli banks. | Economic BoycottApril 17, 2019 | By: | | SumOfUs

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