2019-04-19: Social Media Postees

Yemen Protests Trump Veto of Congressional Resolution to Stop Supporting Saudi War
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-19
"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.

Trump's Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency
Daniel Larison | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
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 …

Two Books for One Price: Combined Special Offers from Global Research Publishers
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
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 : | …

The US is laying groundwork for war with Iran, says former US army colonel
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-04-19
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…

Russia: US Wants to Revive Monroe Doctrine, Persecute Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-19
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…

Trump Declares Economic War on Cuba
The Conversation | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
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 …

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

The Horrors of Israeli Occupation Have Been Laid Bare
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | commondreams.org | 2019-04-19
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.

U of MN protesters outnumber attendees at Jeff Sessions talk
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-19
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…

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

Roaming Charges: Time is Blind, Man is Stupid
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
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.

With tightening of blockade, U.S. seeks to strangle Cuba…again
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-19
"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 …

One Year of Diaz-Canel's Presidency Amidst US Aggression
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-19
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…

Melia Hotels Rejects US Hardened Sanctions against Cuba
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-19
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.

Nicaragua Calls for Unity in the Face of Unilateral US Sanctions
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-19
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.

US Declares Economic War on Cuba
The Conversation | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-19
(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 …

US Declares Economic War on Cuba

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

Intersectionality – Feel-Good Make-believe in the "Woke" Spaces of Empire
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2019-04-19
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US Congresswoman Proposes Giving Less Than $3 Billion a Year to Israel
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-19
(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 …

US Congresswoman Proposes Giving Less Than $3 Billion a Year to Israel

Spiritual Leader and Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe Caleen Sisk Receives Earth Day Awar
Miranda Kraus at the Rose Foundation | indybay.org | 2019-04-19
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.

Thought Police: US, Israel Increasingly Banning & Deporting Ideological Enemies
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-19
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…

Rumors of War: Washington Is Looking for a Fight
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
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 …

Black Alliance For Peace Revives Black Anti-War Tradition (Pt 1/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-18
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…

Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran"
The Real News Network | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
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 …

Is Trump for Detente or Militarism? — RAI with Stephen Cohen (2/5)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-18
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…

EU and Canada to Fight New US Sanctions on Cuba
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
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 …

War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-18
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 …

Palestinians urge us all to boycott Puma — a 'proud sponsor of Israeli apartheid'
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
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…

Victory for Boycott HP Campaign: Netherlands Trade Union FNV Drops HP as Partner for its Member Offers
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-04-18
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…

Empire Versus Democracy and Freedom. Will The Espionage Act Displace the US Constitution?
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
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.

Displaced Syrians Returning from Refugee Camps in Jordan
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
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 …

'Foreign children' in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-18
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.

US 'Tightens Noose' on Cuba
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-18
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…

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

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

The "Deal of the Century": The US Wants To Enable Netanyahu to "Officially" Occupy the West Bank
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
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 …

Hunger strikes can work. That's why we need to get behind the hunger-striking Kurdish activists
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
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…

Iran: Release Anti-Compulsory Hijab Activists
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-04-18
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…

Mueller Report Confirms Trump Team Meddled in Egypt's UN Resolution on Israel
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-18
(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 …

Mueller Report Confirms Trump Team Meddled in Egypt's UN Resolution on Israel

China: Further Information: Tiananmen "baijiu" activist sentenced to jail: Chen Bing
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-04-18
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.

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

Thursday's Daily Brief: impact of bad working conditions, Syria and Libya humanitarian news, human rights in Bahrain, families reunified in South Sudan
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-18
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.

Executions of juveniles since 1990 (as of April 2019)
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-04-18
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.

Iran: Release women's rights defenders detained for peacefully protesting against forced veiling
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-04-18
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 | amnesty.org | 2019-04-18
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…

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

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

Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-17
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…

AXA IM divests from Elbit Systems – involved in Israeli war crimes
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-04-17
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 …

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Sudan, Libya, Yemen updates, solutions for e-waste, flood response in Iran, online security for children
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-17
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.

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