Daily Archives: 2019-04-01

2019-04-01: News Headlines

Daniel McAdams (2019-04-01). Video: Hunger Games: Four Years of Saudi/US Aggression in Yemen. globalresearch.ca For four years the Saudis (with US backup) have been bombing neighboring Yemen to force them to accept a Saudi-backed president that was overthrown. | Due to Saudi bombs and a total blockade, millions face starvation and tens of thousands of …

Robert Fisk (2019-04-01). Why Does the US Continue to Grovel to Israel? counterpunch.org Is there any other country on Earth with which America would dare collude on such a scale? Forget the "special relationship" with the crackpots in Britain, or the New World coming to the rescue of the Old World in the Second World War. There's only one special relationship that matters right now — and we all know what that is. Having given its blessing to all Jerusalem as Israeli property and having now handed Golan to Israel as a possession — for "to annex" means "to take possession", does it not? — Donald Trump has undermined the entire foundation of "land for peace" enshrined in Security Coun…

Philip Giraldi (2019-04-01). Israeli Accountability Begins Now. globalresearch.ca Recently returning to the U.S. on a flight from Venice, too-bored-to-read syndrome drove me to watch a movie. I chose "Bohemian Rhapsody," which recently won an Academy Award for lead actor Rami Malek, who truly did turn in a memorable …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-04-01). Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes. globalresearch.ca On the eve of the first anniversary of the "Great March of Return" at the Gaza border, lawyers and jurists around the world are calling on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute Israeli crimes …

STAFF (2019-04-01). WitchHunt: Controversy Over Anti-Semitism and the British Labour Party. therealnews.com Filmmaker Jon Pullman discusses his film WitchHunt, about the suppression of critical voices in the Labour Party and the influence of the Israeli lobby…

Daniel Falcone (2019-04-01). Bombing Gaza as a Campaign Slogan. counterpunch.org On March 25, 2019 while the major media fixated on Trump and his potential indictments in regards to Russia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing his own political opponents, an upcoming election and five potential indictments back home, stood with President Trump in Washington, DC. Trump signed an executive order that recognized Israel's sovereignty over the More

WSWS (2019-04-01). Israeli military kills four Palestinians in Gaza protest. wsws.org Those killed included three 17-year-old boys, bringing the total of children killed by Israeli forces in Gaza since the Great March of Return began to 52.

Margherita Furlan (2019-04-01). The New Arab OTAN — Serving Who? globalresearch.ca "Iran is the main threat in the Middle East, and confronting the Islamic Republic is the key to achieving peace in the entire region". As American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pronounced these words in Poland, on February 13, Iran …

WSWS (2019-04-01). Dearborn, Michigan residents protest on four-year anniversary of US-backed Saudi war on Yemen. wsws.org Around a hundred people carried signs and flags, chanted slogans and heard speakers denounce the unrelenting assault on one of the poorest countries in the world.

WSWS (2019-04-01). Germany: Links found between right-wing network inside army and police officer murdered by far-right terrorists. wsws.org According to research by weekly Die Zeit, the AfD parliamentary group employs at least 27 activists and supporters of right-wing organizations. Die Zeit speaks of a "Nazi network inside the German Bundestag."

Leon Kunstenaar (2019-04-01). In a loud rally and march, San Franciscans demonstrated for Palestine. indybay.org Commemorating the "Great March of Return" in Gaza, demonstrators condemned Israel's abuse, with US support, of Palestinians.

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Israel Reopens Gaza Crossings Closed for Almost a Week: Official. telesurenglish.net Israel reopened its crossings with the Gaza Strip on Sunday after having kept them closed for nearly a week, an official said. | RELATED: | Israel Approves New Settlements on Palestinian Land Day | The Erez crossing for people and the Kerem Shalom crossing for goods reopened Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for COGAT, the defence ministry unit that oversees the crossings, told AFP. | Closed on Monday, the reopening comes after tens of thousands of Palestinians protested along the Gaza b…

Sumaya AlEssmael (2019-03-31). Syria — The West Destroyed Our Homes but Not Our Dreams. globalresearch.ca Time before the war, Syria was a peaceful place where we used to live at peace. Peace meant to us life. But now we lost life since we lost peace. My daughter, that little girl at that time of peace …

Liberation Staff (2019-03-31). Indianapolis rally to support Venezuela. liberationnews.org "No sanctions, no coup, Venezuela we stand with you!"

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Activists Protest Anti-abortion Conference In Italy. telesurenglish.net Pro-abortion activists were out en force in the streets of Verona, Italy to protest an anti-abortion conference taking place there and attended by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. | RELATED: | Argentina: Premature Baby of 11-Year-Old Raped Girl Who Was Denied Abortion, Dies | Salvini's coalition partner Luigi Di Maio described anti-abortion rhetoric as "medieval." | The World Congress of Families (WCF), a three day anti-abortion summit hosted by the U.S.-bas…

James ONeill (2019-03-31). Golan Heights, Kosovo and Crimea: A Case Study in Hypocrisy and Double Standards. globalresearch.ca The recent announcement by United States President Donald Trump that the US will recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights draws attention yet again to the double standards applied by NATO and its satraps including Australia to the issues of …

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Brazilians March Against 'Commemoration' of Military Coup. telesurenglish.net Several social organizations of Brazil were organizing Sunday various marches in the main cities of the country in opposition to President Jair Bolsonaro's order to commemorate the military dictatorship (1964-1985) which came to power through a coup on March 31, 1964 against democratically elected President Joà£o Goulart. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro To Netanyahu At Start of 4-Day Tour: 'I Love Israel' | Under the slogan "Dictatorship Never Again," the demonstrations will take place in Rio de…

teleSUR (2019-03-31). Bolsonaro To Netanyahu At Start of 4-Day Tour: 'I Love Israel'. telesurenglish.net Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro landed in the Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday reciting the Hebrew phrase "Ani ohev et Israel"—'I love Israel' in English. Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomed the Brazilian leader to his first official visit to Israel. | RELATED: | Israeli Ceasefire Condition: Cancel 'March of Return' | During his four day visit to the country that has been waging a rocket strike campaign on the Gaza Strip over the past week, Bolsonaro will also meet with President Reuve…

RT (2019-03-31). Zuckerberg asks governments for more internet regulation in self-flagellation exercise. rt.com Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has asked governments and regulators to tighten the screws on digital companies such as his own, and slap them with sanctions if they refuse to abide by rules on privacy, political or harmful content.

PACBI (2019-03-30). South African university joins Israel boycott. bdsmovement.net South African university joins Israel boycott: In the NewsTshwane University of Technology, the largest residential university in South Africa, voted to respect the call for the boycott of Israeli institutions complicit in the violation and denial of Palestinian rights. | Academic BoycottDecember 13, 2017 | By: | | Electronic Intifada

James Wright (2019-03-30). Labour MPs blast through the smears to condemn Israel's latest bloodshed. thecanary.co Labour MPs have ignored the smears to condemn Israel's latest bloodshed against Palestinians. "Senseless killings" Lisa Nandy MP condemned Israel's military for murdering Sajid … | Read more Labour MPs blast through the smears to condemn Israel's latest bloodshed | By James Wright

South Front (2019-03-30). Video: "Dumb Bombs", Indiscriminate Strikes and Civilian Casualties in Syrian War. globalresearch.ca A recent series of Russian strikes on positions of militant groups in the Syrian province of Idlib has once again caused a wave of mainstream media reports regarding civilian casualties caused by Russian bombings. According to "local activists" quoted by …

STAFF (2019-03-30). Protesters say "No to NATO" in Washington. therealnews.com Peace activists converged in the nation's capital to oppose what they say is aggressive NATO expansion…

WSWS (2019-03-30). As Washington hails victory over ISIS, media ignores massive human toll. wsws.org The Pentagon's admission of 1,250 civilians killed in four years of bombardment of Iraq and Syria is a vast underestimate of the real death toll.

Alex Emmons (2019-03-30). In Leaked Recording, Cory Booker Says He and AIPAC President "Text Message Back and Forth Like Teenagers" theintercept.com Even as the progressive wing of the Democratic Party has shown willingness to criticize Israel, Booker has tried to smooth over the widening rift.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-30). Israeli Forces Kill 17-Year-Old With Live Fire as 40,000 Palestinians Mark 'Great March of Return' Anniversary. commondreams.org "Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza March demand their basic rights even as Israeli snipers are waiting ready to gun them down." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-03-30). Presidential hopeful Cory Booker & AIPAC president 'text like teenagers' — leaked audio. rt.com Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and the president of the pro-Israel lobbying group text each other "like teenagers" and talk about unifying the Senate against boycotting Israel, his leaked speech at an AIPAC meeting reveals.

United Nations (2019-03-29). On eve of Gaza border protest anniversary, UN's top humanitarian official for Palestine calls for calm. un.org With a large protest planned on Saturday in Gaza, and border shootings by Israeli security forces which have left nearly 200 Palestinians dead over the past year, the UN's top humanitarian official in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt), Jamie McGoldrick, on Friday called for calm from all sides to prevent further bloodshed.

Susie Day (2019-03-29). Gaza, Stonewall: Izzy Mustafa on Why People Rise Up. counterpunch.org Every Friday since March 30, 2018, in what's known as the Great March of Return, Palestinians in Gaza come to the Israeli border fence to protest nearly twelve years of a blockade that has made Gaza into what's often called the world's largest open-air prison. They also come to invoke UN Resolution 194, their right More

Cale Holmes (2019-03-29). Widespread Arab protests hit Trump's support for Israeli theft of the Golan. liberationnews.org The U.S. recognition of the Golan as Israeli territory is part of a deliberate attempt to colonize Syria and weaken the right of Palestinians and all those displaced by Israeli aggression to return to their land.

Yara Hawari (2019-03-29). From Inspiration to Despair: A Year of Gaza's Great March of Return. commondreams.org Demonstrators tear barbed wire along the Gaza fence in demonstrations against Israel's occupation. (Photo: M. Hajjar/MEE) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Tricontinental (2019-03-29). Singing in a cage is possible and so is happiness. mronline.org Once more, punctually, Israel—with the vengeance of Zeus—has begun to bomb Gaza, from which the sounds and smells of war are never absent due to Israeli bombings. It helps Israel that the United States is fully behind its policy of annihilation. | Source

Alan Macleod (2019-03-29). Trump Admin Complementing Israeli Effort to Give Nuclear Weapons to Saudi Arabia. mintpressnews.com Already seven of the 10 countries in the world with the highest military budgets are in the Middle East. The development of nuclear weapons in Saudi Arabia has many speculating that it could mark the beginning of an even more dangerous era for the war-torn region.

STAFF (2019-03-29). Kamala Harris Calls for Teacher Raises—An Anomaly in Presidential Politics. therealnews.com Democratic frontrunner calls for $315 billion investment—education activists, such as Lois Weiner, say it's still not enough…

STAFF (2019-03-29). A Dangerous Precedent: US Recognition of Israel's Annexation of the Syrian Golan. therealnews.com Phyllis Bennis explains that Trump's decision is a setback for peace all over the world. The US has isolated itself diplomatically in support of Netanyahu's campaign to win the elections, but recovery will be long…

Adam Johnson (2019-03-29). 'Renouncing Violence' Is a Demand Made Almost Exclusively of Muslims. fair.org As Israel was killing scores and maiming thousands of protesters in Gaza, rather than calling on Israel to "renounce violence," the New York Times ( 5/18/18) published an op-ed arguing that "guarding the border was more important than avoiding killing." | A FAIR survey of the phrase "renounce violence" in the New York Times over the past 10 years shows that 95 percent of the time the demand is made of Muslim organizations, people or political parties, the most prominent being the Taliban and Hamas. There are zero instances o…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-29). Headlines for March 29, 2019. democracynow.org NY Sues Sackler Family, Purdue & Other Drug Cos. for Profiting from Opioid Crisis, Dems Press AG William Barr on 300+-Page Mueller Report, HUD Sues Facebook over Discriminatory Housing Ads, Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló to Trump: "I'll Punch the Bully in the Mouth", Philippines: Rappler Founder Maria Ressa Arrested for 2nd Time, Venezuela: Gov't Bans Opposition Head Guaidó from Running for Office, Saudi Authorities Temporarily Release 3 Women Activists, Somalia: At Least 15 People Killed in al-Shabab Attack, Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah Freed After 5 Years in Prison, U.K.: Lawmakers to Vote on Key Text Two We…

Dan Beeton, CEPR (2019-03-29). Venezuela's Oil Production Plummets in February Due to New US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington DC analyzes the "very harsh impact" of the latest sanctions imposed on Venezuela's oil sector.

pip.hinman (2019-03-29). Land Day is crucial for Palestinians. greenleft.org.au Palestinians will gather to commemorate Land Day on March 30. Last year, Land Day marked the beginning of the Great March of Return weekly protests in Gaza. | Land Day has its origins in 1976 when Israeli authorities conducted a brazen, large-scale theft of Palestinian land on behalf of settlers. Palestinians responded with a general strike and protests. | Land Day became a grim turning point in the struggle for sovereignty over land. Six Palestinians were killed and scores were arrested, setting the scene for a ramped-up response by Israel aga…

Human Rights Watch (2019-03-29). Why the Gaza Protests Won't Stop. hrw.org | | Israeli forces fire tear gas towards Palestinian demonstrators near the fences separating Gaza and Israel, as seen from the Israeli side, on March 30, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | On Saturday, Palestinians in Gaza will head to the fences with Israel that effectively serve as their prison walls to mark one year since they began weekly demonstrations against Israel's more than decade-long closure of Gaza. I've spent much of the past year speaking to men, women, boys, and girls who participated in the demonstration, ofte…

Jason Ditz (2019-03-29). US Airstrikes Kill Over 50 People in Syria. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Officials very much want to brand the ISIS battle in Syria as "over," so long as it is understood that it won't involve withdrawing forces or ending anything in practice. The village of Baghouz, however, continues to be the center of conflict. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, US forces attacked some …

pip.hinman (2019-03-29). Yemen: 'We cannot survive another four years'. greenleft.org.au On March 6, the Yemeni human rights organisation Mwatana for Human Rights, the US-based University Network for Human Rights and PAX for Peace released a report documenting the role that United States and European arms sales have played in the deaths of hundreds of civilians in the Saudi-UAE-led war on Yemen. | It included an account of when Saudi and United Arab Emirates (UAE) forces bombed the al-Honood residential neighborhood in Hawak District, Al-Hudaydah Governo…

Middle East Monitor (2019-03-29). Bolsonaro Government Backtracks on Jerusalem Embassy Move. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will apparently not move his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Ma'an News reported. Instead, he may announce the opening of a "business office" in West Jerusalem during his upcoming two-day visit to Israel, on Thursday. In January, Bolsonaro promised to follow in the footsteps of United States President Donald Trump in …

Medea Benjamin (2019-03-28). CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending. mintpressnews.com Medea Benjamin and Nicole Davies of CODEPINK look at a new crop of presidential candidates and examine their views — and, when possible, voting records — on issues of war and peace.

Fight Back (2019-03-28). Immigrant rights delegation to visit U.S.-Mexico border. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – In the shadow of President Trump's declaration of a 'state of emergency' to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Legalization for All Network is organizing a national delegation of immigrant rights activists to go on a fact-finding and solidarity delegation to the border. The delegation will include activists from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), Milwaukee's Young People's Resistance Committee (YPRC) and from the U.S. Palestinian Community Network. | The delegation will learn about the history of the U.S.-Mexico border since its unjust creation with the U.S. milita…

Yves Engler (2019-03-28). Canadian Jewish Establishment's Anti-Palestinianism. dissidentvoice.org The anti-Palestinianism of Canada's establishment Jewish organizations is extreme. Fortunately, a growing number of Canadian Jews appear to be rejecting their racism and support for Israeli violence. According to a recent Canadian Jewish News article, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and United Jewish Appeal Toronto both declined to comment on Prime Minister …

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-03-28). Documents Reveal Saudi-Backed Gov't in Yemen Granted Citizenship to Charlie Hebdo Attacker Peter Cherif. mintpressnews.com Cherif is just one of the dozens of foreigners — mostly former al-Qaeda and ISIS fighters — who have been granted Yemeni citizenship by the Coalition-allied Yemeni Passport Authority, under pressure from high-ranking leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Kathy Kelly (2019-03-28). "Every War Is a War Against Children" dissidentvoice.org We, in the United States, have yet to realize both the futility and immense consequences of war even as we develop, store, sell, and use hideous weapons. The number of children killed is rising. At 9: 30 in the morning of March 26, the entrance to a rural hospital in northwest Yemen, supported by Save the …

Whitney Webb (2019-03-28). Syria's Rukban Now Little More Than a US-Controlled Concentration Camp — and the Pentagon Won't Let Refugees Leave. mintpressnews.com According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a concentration camp is defined as "a place where large numbers of people are kept as prisoners in extremely bad conditions, especially for political reasons." It is undeniable that the Rukban camp fits this definition to the letter.

United Nations (2019-03-28). Attempt to defy international law over Golan Heights sovereignty 'doomed to failure' Security Council hears. un.org A majority of Security Council members on Wednesday stressed the importance of upholding international law regarding the occupied Golan Heights, in the face of the unilateral move by the United States to recognize Israel's sovereignty over them.

2019-04-01: Social Media Postees

Video: Hunger Games: Four Years of Saudi/US Aggression in Yemen
Daniel McAdams | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
For four years the Saudis (with US backup) have been bombing neighboring Yemen to force them to accept a Saudi-backed president that was overthrown. | Due to Saudi bombs and a total blockade, millions face starvation and tens of thousands of …
globalresearch.ca/video-hunger-games-four-years-of-saudius-aggression-in-yemen/5673266

Why Does the US Continue to Grovel to Israel?
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-01
Is there any other country on Earth with which America would dare collude on such a scale? Forget the "special relationship" with the crackpots in Britain, or the New World coming to the rescue of the Old World in the Second World War. There's only one special relationship that matters right now — and we all know what that is. Having given its blessing to all Jerusalem as Israeli property and having now handed Golan to Israel as a possession — for "to annex" means "to take possession", does it not? — Donald Trump has undermined the entire foundation of "land for peace" enshrined in Security Coun…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/01/why-does-the-us-continue-to-grovel-to-israel/

Israeli Accountability Begins Now
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
Recently returning to the U.S. on a flight from Venice, too-bored-to-read syndrome drove me to watch a movie. I chose "Bohemian Rhapsody," which recently won an Academy Award for lead actor Rami Malek, who truly did turn in a memorable …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-accountability-begins-now/5673262

Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
On the eve of the first anniversary of the "Great March of Return" at the Gaza border, lawyers and jurists around the world are calling on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate and prosecute Israeli crimes …
globalresearch.ca/lawyers-worldwide-urge-international-court-investigate-israeli-crimes/5673234

WitchHunt: Controversy Over Anti-Semitism and the British Labour Party
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-01
Filmmaker Jon Pullman discusses his film WitchHunt, about the suppression of critical voices in the Labour Party and the influence of the Israeli lobby…
therealnews.com/stories/witchhunt-controversy-over-anti-semitism-and-the-british-labour-party

Bombing Gaza as a Campaign Slogan
Daniel Falcone | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-01
On March 25, 2019 while the major media fixated on Trump and his potential indictments in regards to Russia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing his own political opponents, an upcoming election and five potential indictments back home, stood with President Trump in Washington, DC. Trump signed an executive order that recognized Israel's sovereignty over the…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/01/bombing-gaza-as-a-campaign-slogan/

The New Arab OTAN — Serving Who?
Margherita Furlan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-01
"Iran is the main threat in the Middle East, and confronting the Islamic Republic is the key to achieving peace in the entire region". As American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pronounced these words in Poland, on February 13, Iran …
globalresearch.ca/the-new-arab-otan-serving-who/5673258

Israeli military kills four Palestinians in Gaza protest
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-01
Those killed included three 17-year-old boys, bringing the total of children killed by Israeli forces in Gaza since the Great March of Return began to 52.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/01/gaza…

In a loud rally and march, San Franciscans demonstrated for Palestine
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2019-04-01
Commemorating the "Great March of Return" in Gaza, demonstrators condemned Israel's abuse, with US support, of Palestinians.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/31/18822366.php

Dearborn, Michigan residents protest on four-year anniversary of US-backed Saudi war on Yemen
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-01
Around a hundred people carried signs and flags, chanted slogans and heard speakers denounce the unrelenting assault on one of the poorest countries in the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/01/demo…

Germany: Links found between right-wing network inside army and police officer murdered by far-right terrorists
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-01
According to research by weekly Die Zeit, the AfD parliamentary group employs at least 27 activists and supporters of right-wing organizations. Die Zeit speaks of a "Nazi network inside the German Bundestag."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/01/kies…

Israel Reopens Gaza Crossings Closed for Almost a Week: Official
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
Israel reopened its crossings with the Gaza Strip on Sunday after having kept them closed for nearly a week, an official said. | RELATED: | Israel Approves New Settlements on Palestinian Land Day | The Erez crossing for people and the Kerem Shalom crossing for goods reopened Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for COGAT, the defence ministry unit that oversees the crossings, told AFP. | Closed on Monday, the reopening comes after tens of thousands of Palestinians protested along the Gaza b…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Reopens-Gaza-Crossings-Closed-for-Almost-a-Week-Official-20190331-0012.html

Syria — The West Destroyed Our Homes but Not Our Dreams
Sumaya AlEssmael | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-31
Time before the war, Syria was a peaceful place where we used to live at peace. Peace meant to us life. But now we lost life since we lost peace. My daughter, that little girl at that time of peace …
globalresearch.ca/syria-west-destroyed-homes-not-dreams/5673158

Activists Protest Anti-abortion Conference In Italy
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
Pro-abortion activists were out en force in the streets of Verona, Italy to protest an anti-abortion conference taking place there and attended by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. | RELATED: | Argentina: Premature Baby of 11-Year-Old Raped Girl Who Was Denied Abortion, Dies | Salvini's coalition partner Luigi Di Maio described anti-abortion rhetoric as "medieval." | The World Congress of Families (WCF), a three day anti-abortion summit hosted by the U.S.-bas…
telesurenglish.net/news/Activists-Protest-Anti-abortion-Conference-In-Italy-20190331-0004.html

Indianapolis rally to support Venezuela
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-31
"No sanctions, no coup, Venezuela we stand with you!"
liberationnews.org/indianapolis-rally-to-support-venezuela/

Brazilians March Against 'Commemoration' of Military Coup
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
Several social organizations of Brazil were organizing Sunday various marches in the main cities of the country in opposition to President Jair Bolsonaro's order to commemorate the military dictatorship (1964-1985) which came to power through a coup on March 31, 1964 against democratically elected President Joà£o Goulart. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro To Netanyahu At Start of 4-Day Tour: 'I Love Israel' | Under the slogan "Dictatorship Never Again," the demonstrations will take place in Rio de…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilians-March-Against-Bolsonaros-Commemoration-of-Military-Coup-20190331-0006.html

Bolsonaro To Netanyahu At Start of 4-Day Tour: 'I Love Israel'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-31
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro landed in the Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday reciting the Hebrew phrase "Ani ohev et Israel"–'I love Israel' in English. Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomed the Brazilian leader to his first official visit to Israel. | RELATED: | Israeli Ceasefire Condition: Cancel 'March of Return' | During his four day visit to the country that has been waging a rocket strike campaign on the Gaza Strip over the past week, Bolsonaro will also meet with President Reuve…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-To-Netanyahu-At-Start-of-4-Day-Tour-I-Love-Israel–20190331-0003.html

Golan Heights, Kosovo and Crimea: A Case Study in Hypocrisy and Double Standards
James ONeill | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-31
The recent announcement by United States President Donald Trump that the US will recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights draws attention yet again to the double standards applied by NATO and its satraps including Australia to the issues of …
globalresearch.ca/golan-heights-kosovo-and-crimea-a-case-study-in-hypocrisy-and-double-standards/5673192

Zuckerberg asks governments for more internet regulation in self-flagellation exercise
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-31
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has asked governments and regulators to tighten the screws on digital companies such as his own, and slap them with sanctions if they refuse to abide by rules on privacy, political or harmful content. | …
rt.com/usa/455173-facebook-regulation-zuckerberg-privacy/

Labour MPs blast through the smears to condemn Israel's latest bloodshed
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-03-30
Labour MPs have ignored the smears to condemn Israel's latest bloodshed against Palestinians. "Senseless killings" Lisa Nandy MP condemned Israel's military for murdering Sajid … | Read more Labour MPs blast through the smears to condemn Israel's latest bloodshed | By James Wright…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/03/30/labour-mps-blast-through-the-smears-to-condemn-israels-latest-bloodshed/

South African university joins Israel boycott
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-03-30
South African university joins Israel boycott: In the NewsTshwane University of Technology, the largest residential university in South Africa, voted to respect the call for the boycott of Israeli institutions complicit in the violation and denial of Palestinian rights. | Academic BoycottDecember 13, 2017 | By: | | Electronic Intifada …
bdsmovement.net/news/south-african-university-joins-israel-boycott

Video: "Dumb Bombs", Indiscriminate Strikes and Civilian Casualties in Syrian War
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-30
A recent series of Russian strikes on positions of militant groups in the Syrian province of Idlib has once again caused a wave of mainstream media reports regarding civilian casualties caused by Russian bombings. According to "local activists" quoted by …
globalresearch.ca/dumb-bombs-indiscriminate-strikes-civilian-casualties-syrian-war/5673098

Protesters say "No to NATO" in Washington
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-30
Peace activists converged in the nation's capital to oppose what they say is aggressive NATO expansion…
therealnews.com/stories/hundreds-say-no-to-nato-in-washington

As Washington hails victory over ISIS, media ignores massive human toll
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-30
The Pentagon's admission of 1,250 civilians killed in four years of bombardment of Iraq and Syria is a vast underestimate of the real death toll.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/30/isis…

Israeli Forces Kill 17-Year-Old With Live Fire as 40,000 Palestinians Mark 'Great March of Return' Anniversary
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-30
"Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza March demand their basic rights even as Israeli snipers are waiting ready to gun them down." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/30/israeli-forces-kill-17-year-old-live-fire-40000-palestinians-mark-great-march-return?cd-origin=rss

In Leaked Recording, Cory Booker Says He and AIPAC President "Text Message Back and Forth Like Teenagers"
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-03-30
Even as the progressive wing of the Democratic Party has shown willingness to criticize Israel, Booker has tried to smooth over the widening rift.
theintercept.com/2019/03/30/cory-booker-aipac-leaked-recording/

Presidential hopeful Cory Booker & AIPAC president 'text like teenagers' — leaked audio
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-30
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and the president of the pro-Israel lobbying group text each other "like teenagers" and talk about unifying the Senate against boycotting Israel, his leaked speech at an AIPAC meeting reveals. | …
rt.com/usa/455165-booker-aipac-leaked-speech/

War, Peace and Presidential Candidates
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-29
Forty-five years after Congress passed the War Powers Act in the wake of the Vietnam War, it has finally used it for the first time, to try to end the U.S.-Saudi war on the people of Yemen and to recover its constitutional authority over questions of war and peace. This hasn't stopped the war yet,…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/29/war-peace-and-presidential-candidates/

Gaza, Stonewall: Izzy Mustafa on Why People Rise Up
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-29
Every Friday since March 30, 2018, in what's known as the Great March of Return, Palestinians in Gaza come to the Israeli border fence to protest nearly twelve years of a blockade that has made Gaza into what's often called the world's largest open-air prison. They also come to invoke UN Resolution 194, their right…
counterpunch.org/2019/03/29/gaza-stonewall-izzy-mustafa-on-why-people-rise-up/

Widespread Arab protests hit Trump's support for Israeli theft of the Golan
Cale Holmes | liberationnews.org | 2019-03-29
The U.S. recognition of the Golan as Israeli territory is part of a deliberate attempt to colonize Syria and weaken the right of Palestinians and all those displaced by Israeli aggression to return to their land.
liberationnews.org/widespread-arab-protests-hit-trumps-support-for-israeli-theft-of-the-golan/

On eve of Gaza border protest anniversary, UN's top humanitarian official for Palestine calls for calm
United Nations | un.org | 2019-03-29
With a large protest planned on Saturday in Gaza, and border shootings by Israeli security forces which have left nearly 200 Palestinians dead over the past year, the UN's top humanitarian official in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt), Jamie McGoldrick, on Friday called for calm from all sides to prevent further bloodshed.
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From Inspiration to Despair: A Year of Gaza's Great March of Return
Yara Hawari | commondreams.org | 2019-03-29
Demonstrators tear barbed wire along the Gaza fence in demonstrations against Israel's occupation. (Photo: M. Hajjar/MEE) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/03/30/inspiration-despair-year-gazas-great-march-return?cd-origin=rss

Singing in a cage is possible and so is happiness
The Tricontinental | mronline.org | 2019-03-29
Once more, punctually, Israel–with the vengeance of Zeus–has begun to bomb Gaza, from which the sounds and smells of war are never absent due to Israeli bombings. It helps Israel that the United States is fully behind its policy of annihilation. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/03/28/singing-in-a-cage-is-possible-and-so-is-happiness/

Trump Admin Complementing Israeli Effort to Give Nuclear Weapons to Saudi Arabia
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-29
Already seven of the 10 countries in the world with the highest military budgets are in the Middle East. The development of nuclear weapons in Saudi Arabia has many speculating that it could mark the beginning of an even more dangerous era for the war-torn region.
mintpressnews.com/israel-saudi-arabia-nuclear-weapons-2/256761/

A Dangerous Precedent: US Recognition of Israel's Annexation of the Syrian Golan
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-29
Phyllis Bennis explains that Trump's decision is a setback for peace all over the world. The US has isolated itself diplomatically in support of Netanyahu's campaign to win the elections, but recovery will be long…
therealnews.com/stories/a-dangerous-precedent-us-recognition-of-israels-annexation-of-the-syrian-golan

Kamala Harris Calls for Teacher Raises–An Anomaly in Presidential Politics
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-03-29
Democratic frontrunner calls for $315 billion investment–education activists, such as Lois Weiner, say it's still not enough…
therealnews.com/stories/kamala-harris-calls-for-teacher-raises-an-anomaly-in-presidential-politics

Headlines for March 29, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-29
NY Sues Sackler Family, Purdue & Other Drug Cos. for Profiting from Opioid Crisis, Dems Press AG William Barr on 300+-Page Mueller Report, HUD Sues Facebook over Discriminatory Housing Ads, Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló to Trump: "I'll Punch the Bully in the Mouth", Philippines: Rappler Founder Maria Ressa Arrested for 2nd Time, Venezuela: Gov't Bans Opposition Head Guaidó from Running for Office, Saudi Authorities Temporarily Release 3 Women Activists, Somalia: At Least 15 People Killed in al-Shabab Attack, Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah Freed After 5 Years in Prison, U.K.: Lawmakers to Vote on Key Text Two We…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/29/headlines

Venezuela's Oil Production Plummets in February Due to New US Sanctions
Dan Beeton, CEPR | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-03-29
The Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington DC analyzes the "very harsh impact" of the latest sanctions imposed on Venezuela's oil sector.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14411

'Renouncing Violence' Is a Demand Made Almost Exclusively of Muslims
Adam Johnson | fair.org | 2019-03-29
As Israel was killing scores and maiming thousands of protesters in Gaza, rather than calling on Israel to "renounce violence," the New York Times ( 5/18/18) published an op-ed arguing that "guarding the border was more important than avoiding killing." | A FAIR survey of the phrase "renounce violence" in the New York Times over the past 10 years shows that 95 percent of the time the demand is made of Muslim organizations, people or political parties, the most prominent being the Taliban and Hamas. There are zero instances o…
fair.org/home/renouncing-violence-is-a-demand-made-almost-exclusively-of-muslims/

Bolsonaro Government Backtracks on Jerusalem Embassy Move
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-29
(MEMO) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will apparently not move his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Ma'an News reported. Instead, he may announce the opening of a "business office" in West Jerusalem during his upcoming two-day visit to Israel, on Thursday. In January, Bolsonaro promised to follow in the footsteps of United States President Donald Trump in …

Bolsonaro Government Backtracks on Jerusalem Embassy Move

Land Day is crucial for Palestinians
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-29
Palestinians will gather to commemorate Land Day on March 30. Last year, Land Day marked the beginning of the Great March of Return weekly protests in Gaza. | Land Day has its origins in 1976 when Israeli authorities conducted a brazen, large-scale theft of Palestinian land on behalf of settlers. Palestinians responded with a general strike and protests. | Land Day became a grim turning point in the struggle for sovereignty over land. Six Palestinians were killed and scores were arrested, setting the scene for a ramped-up response by Israel aga…
greenleft.org.au/content/land-day-crucial-palestinians

Why the Gaza Protests Won't Stop
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-29
Israeli forces fire tear gas towards Palestinian demonstrators near the fences separating Gaza and Israel, as seen from the Israeli side, on March 30, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | On Saturday, Palestinians in Gaza will head to the fences with Israel that effectively serve as their prison walls to mark one year since they began weekly demonstrations against Israel's more than decade-long closure of Gaza. I've spent much of the past year speaking to men, women, boys, and girls who participated in the demonstration, ofte…
hrw.org/news/2019/03/29/why-gaza-protests-wont-stop

US Airstrikes Kill Over 50 People in Syria
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-29
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Officials very much want to brand the ISIS battle in Syria as "over," so long as it is understood that it won't involve withdrawing forces or ending anything in practice. The village of Baghouz, however, continues to be the center of conflict. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, US forces attacked some …

US Airstrikes Kill Over 50 People in Syria

Yemen: 'We cannot survive another four years'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-29
On March 6, the Yemeni human rights organisation Mwatana for Human Rights, the US-based University Network for Human Rights and PAX for Peace released a report documenting the role that United States and European arms sales have played in the deaths of hundreds of civilians in the Saudi-UAE-led war on Yemen. | It included an account of when Saudi and United Arab Emirates (UAE) forces bombed the al-Honood residential neighborhood in Hawak District, Al-Hudaydah Governo…
greenleft.org.au/content/yemen-%E2%80%98we-cannot-survive-another-four-years%E2%80%99

CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-28
Medea Benjamin and Nicole Davies of CODEPINK look at a new crop of presidential candidates and examine their views — and, when possible, voting records — on issues of war and peace.
mintpressnews.com/codepink-ranks-2020-presidential-candidates-war-peace-military-spending/256700/

Immigrant rights delegation to visit U.S.-Mexico border
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-03-28
Minneapolis, MN – In the shadow of President Trump's declaration of a 'state of emergency' to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Legalization for All Network is organizing a national delegation of immigrant rights activists to go on a fact-finding and solidarity delegation to the border. The delegation will include activists from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), Milwaukee's Young People's Resistance Committee (YPRC) and from the U.S. Palestinian Community Network. | The delegation will learn about the history of the U.S.-Mexico border since its unjust creation with the U.S. milita…
fightbacknews.org/2019/3/28/immigrant-rights-delegation-visit-us-mexico-border

Canadian Jewish Establishment's Anti-Palestinianism
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-03-28
The anti-Palestinianism of Canada's establishment Jewish organizations is extreme. Fortunately, a growing number of Canadian Jews appear to be rejecting their racism and support for Israeli violence. According to a recent Canadian Jewish News article, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and United Jewish Appeal Toronto both declined to comment on Prime Minister …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/03/canadian-jewish-establishments-anti-palestinianism/

Documents Reveal Saudi-Backed Gov't in Yemen Granted Citizenship to Charlie Hebdo Attacker Peter Cherif
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-28
Cherif is just one of the dozens of foreigners — mostly former al-Qaeda and ISIS fighters — who have been granted Yemeni citizenship by the Coalition-allied Yemeni Passport Authority, under pressure from high-ranking leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
mintpressnews.com/documents-reveal-saudi-arabia-granted-yemeni-citizenship-to-charlie-hebdo-attacker-peter-cherif/256721/

"Every War Is a War Against Children"
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-03-28
We, in the United States, have yet to realize both the futility and immense consequences of war even as we develop, store, sell, and use hideous weapons. The number of children killed is rising. At 9: 30 in the morning of March 26, the entrance to a rural hospital in northwest Yemen, supported by Save the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/03/every-war-is-a-war-against-children/

Syria's Rukban Now Little More Than a US-Controlled Concentration Camp — and the Pentagon Won't Let Refugees Leave
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-28
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a concentration camp is defined as "a place where large numbers of people are kept as prisoners in extremely bad conditions, especially for political reasons." It is undeniable that the Rukban camp fits this definition to the letter.
mintpressnews.com/syrias-rukban-little-more-than-a-u-s-controlled-concentration-camp-and-the-pentagon-wont-let-refugees-leave/256689/