2019-04-19: News Headlines

Daniel Larison (2019-04-19). Trump's Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency. globalresearch.ca As expected, Trump used his veto tonight to reject S.J.Res. 7, the antiwar Yemen resolution passed by both houses of Congress earlier this year. | Trump has been a supporter of the war on Yemen for years, and since taking office …

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-04-19). Yemen Protests Trump Veto of Congressional Resolution to Stop Supporting Saudi War. mintpressnews.com "My message is only to the American people: is spilling more Yemeni blood acceptable to you?" asked a man in his seventies. "There is no difference between the vampires and Donald Trump. Trump is a real character who insists on sucking more Yemeni blood," a young protester told MintPress.

Global Research (2019-04-19). Two Books for One Price: Combined Special Offers from Global Research Publishers. globalresearch.ca Global Research Publishers bring you a number of special offers on two-book combined purchases. Click on a link below to order the combined book offer of your choice: | . | . | | : | *SPECIAL OFFER: Voices from Syria + The Dirty War on : …

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-04-19). The US is laying groundwork for war with Iran, says former US army colonel. thecanary.co The current US government is moving closer to war with Iran, according to Lawrence Wilkerson, a former US Army colonel. The former George W … | Read more The US is laying groundwork for war with Iran, says former US army colonel | By Mohamed Elmaazi

teleSUR (2019-04-19). Russia: US Wants to Revive Monroe Doctrine, Persecute Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajárova warned the U.S. government against continuing on the path of antagonism and issuing threats to countries in Latin America. | RELATED: | Maduro: Venezuela to Overcome Sanctions Against Central Bank | "It seems that Washington is looking back on time and plans to return, not even 50 or 60 years ago, but 200, s…

The Conversation (2019-04-19). Trump Declares Economic War on Cuba. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962. | Speaking in Miami on April 17, the anniversary of the …

Andrew Ross (2019-04-19). Israel Was Built on the Backs of Palestinian Laborers. thenation.com Israel Was Built on the Backs of Palestinian Laborers…

Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan (2019-04-19). The Horrors of Israeli Occupation Have Been Laid Bare. commondreams.org Christians the world over look to the Holy Land this week as they celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus, while Jews around the globe observe Passover, recalling their exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt. Current events in Israel and Palestine, though, are no cause for celebration, and are adding fuel to racial and political fires here in the United States.

Fight Back (2019-04-19). U of MN protesters outnumber attendees at Jeff Sessions talk. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Both Donald Trump and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Minnesota, April 15, and both were met with protest and disruption upon arrival. Trump spoke outside of a truck equipment company in the Twin Cities suburb of Burnsville and was met by activists denouncing his anti-immigrant policies and defending progressive Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. | Jeff Sessions was met with even larger crowds as protesters outnumbered attendees at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, where he was slated to speak to a "sold out" crowd, but which ultimately had fewer than one-thir…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-04-19). Roaming Charges: Time is Blind, Man is Stupid. counterpunch.org Some names always seem to resurface in American political scandals, so it was no surprise to stumble across "Ledeen" on page 63 of Mueller's Report, highlighting a scheme by Barbara Ledeen (wife of Iran/contra figure and Mike Flynn pal Michael) to track down HRC's emails at Flynn's request on behalf of the Trump campaign, an operation that funded in part by a $30,000 contribution from the blood-drenched accounts of Erik Prince. More

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2019-04-19). With tightening of blockade, U.S. seeks to strangle Cuba…again. peoplesworld.org "The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962." That was the assessment of William M. LeoGrande, a widely respected Cuba analyst, in reaction to announcements on April 17 by Secretary of State Mike …

Ben Norton (2019-04-19). Instagram Acts as Arm of US Govt, Bans Top Iranian Officials After IRGC 'Terrorist' Designation. thegrayzone.com Top Iranian government officials were suspended from Facebook-owned Instagram just hours after Trump dubbed the IRGC a "terrorist" organization. By…

teleSUR (2019-04-19). One Year of Diaz-Canel's Presidency Amidst US Aggression. telesurenglish.net Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel celebrates one year in office Friday, faced complex situations of natural disasters and a United States foreign policy that is trying to double down on the Revolution. | RELATED: | Mexico, China Vow to Protect Firms Against US Sanctions on Cuba | "I assume this responsibility with the conviction of the Cuban…

WSWS (2019-04-19). Netanyahu prepares to form far-right government in Israel. wsws.org Netanyahu's victory marks a watershed, posing a serious threat to the working class in Israel-Palestine and throughout the region.

Middle East Monitor (2019-04-19). US Congresswoman Proposes Giving Less Than $3 Billion a Year to Israel. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — US Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has proposed the US cut military and economic aid to Israel worth $3 billion a year in response to the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister. "I think these are part of conversations we are having in our caucus, but I think what we are really seeing is an …

The Conversation (2019-04-19). US Declares Economic War on Cuba. theantimedia.com (CONVERSATION) — The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962. Speaking in Miami on April 17, the anniversary of the United States' failed 1961 invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs, national security adviser John Bolton announced the end of virtually …

plenglish (2019-04-19). Melia Hotels Rejects US Hardened Sanctions against Cuba. plenglish.com Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Spanish hotel chain Melia Hotels International has issued on Friday a statement rejecting the latest US sanctions against Cuba that harden the 60-year economic, financial and trade blockade on the island.

Miranda Kraus at the Rose Foundation (2019-04-19). Spiritual Leader and Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe Caleen Sisk Receives Earth Day Awar. indybay.org The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment announced Winnemem Wintu Tribal Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk as the winner of the 2019 Anthony Grassroots Prize, an annual $1,000 Earth Day award recognizing an outstanding example of grassroots environmental activism.

Revolution Books (2019-04-19). Intersectionality – Feel-Good Make-believe in the "Woke" Spaces of Empire. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-19). Thought Police: US, Israel Increasingly Banning & Deporting Ideological Enemies. mintpressnews.com TEL AVIV/WASHINGTON — Israel and the U.S. are simultaneously stepping up repression in the form of travel restrictions against critics of the apartheid state. | A Palestinian activist has been barred from entering the U.S. while an advocate with a leading human rights NGO — Human Rights Watch (HRW) — faced a ruling on Tuesday in Israeli courts which upheld the government's deportation order against him. | Last week, the U.S. banned a founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, one Omar Barghouti, from entering its soil. Though the government's official explanation was "immigration r…

plenglish (2019-04-19). Nicaragua Calls for Unity in the Face of Unilateral US Sanctions. plenglish.com Simferopol, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Strengthening Latin American and Caribbean integration and unity is a must today to withstand increased U.S. unilateral sanctions against Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, a minister of the latter nation underscored on Friday.

Philip Giraldi (2019-04-18). Rumors of War: Washington Is Looking for a Fight. globalresearch.ca It is depressing to observe how the United States of America has become the evil empire. Having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and in the Central Intelligence Agency for the second half of the Cold …

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…

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…

The Real News Network (2019-04-18). Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran" globalresearch.ca Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested that the Trump administration would not rule out going to war with Iran even though there is no explicit authorization from Congress to do so. Pompeo said this in the context …

Telesur (2019-04-18). EU and Canada to Fight New US Sanctions on Cuba. globalresearch.ca The European Union (EU) and Canada issued a joint warning against the United States Wednesday after Washington reported that it would enforce Title III of the controversial Helms-Burton Act, which will permit lawsuits against foreign investments in Cuba. | "The EU …

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 …

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

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…

Mark Taliano (2019-04-18). Empire Versus Democracy and Freedom. Will The Espionage Act Displace the US Constitution? globalresearch.ca If the Espionage Act, the NDAA, and other legislation were to completely displace the U.S Constitution and its First Amendment, then the prospect of real journalism would finally be extinguished.

Arabi Souri (2019-04-18). Displaced Syrians Returning from Refugee Camps in Jordan. globalresearch.ca Displaced Syrians in refugee camps in Jordan continue to return to their country through Nassib — Jaber border crossing after their towns and villages were cleaned from the US-sponsored terrorists.. | Yesterday's batch of returning families was mostly of women and …

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.

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 …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-18). US Sanctions Venezuela's Central Bank. venezuelanalysis.com The latest sanctions are meant to limit Venezuela's access to US dollars.

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…

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.

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-04-18). The "Deal of the Century": The US Wants To Enable Netanyahu to "Officially" Occupy the West Bank. globalresearch.ca Israel is using its influence over the US establishment to try to impose the "Deal of the Century" to enable Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to officially occupy the West Bank. This would violate the Oslo agreement signed in 1993 and …

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

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.

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.

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…

Middle East Eye (2019-04-18). Mueller Report Confirms Trump Team Meddled in Egypt's UN Resolution on Israel. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller's highly anticipated report on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections confirmed that then President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team had spoken with Egypt about postponing its UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion. "Multiple members of the Transition Team, as well as President-Elect Trump, communicated with foreign government officials to …

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…

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.

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.

United Nations (2019-04-18). Thursday's Daily Brief: impact of bad working conditions, Syria and Libya humanitarian news, human rights in Bahrain, families reunified in South Sudan. un.org Thursday's top news includes: A new report on the dangerous impact of stressful working conditions; the need to decongest Al Hol camp in Syria; a US$2 million allocation from the UN's emergency fund to ramp up the humanitarian response in Libya; human rights concerns over a mass terrorism trial in Bahrain; and 6,000 children reunited with their parents and caregivers in South Sudan.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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