Daily Archives: 2019-05-07

2019-05-07: News Headlines

Roger Waters (2019-05-07). Video: The Occupation of the American Mind. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. globalresearch.ca This video was originally published in May 2018. | Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world …

Jason Ditz (2019-05-07). White House Accuses Iran of Planning to Attack US Troops in Iraq. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — A US buildup of military forces in the Middle East and threats to use force against Iran are now being justified by US officials who claim to have "clear indications" that Iran was plotting to attack US forces in Iraq according to some reports. Exactly what these "clear indications" actually were is unclear. Israeli media, …

South Front (2019-05-07). Video: Turkey-led Forces Suffer Casualties in Failed Attack on Kurdish YPG Positions. globalresearch.ca The Idlib de-escalation zone and the northern part of Aleppo province are now two main sources of instability in Syria. | On May 4, the pro-Turkish National Syrian Army (NSA), backed by Turkish special forces, launched a surprise attack on positions …

DXE (2019-05-07). Anti-Fur Activists Stage Bloody Fashion Show Outside Palo Alto Neiman Marcus. indybay.org Activists call on the retailer to drop fur, support the California fur ban…

Lauren Smith (2019-05-07). Venezuela Is Not Alone — No Esta Sola. globalresearch.ca United States activists stand with President Maduro and the people of Venezuela in resistance to Washington's attempts at regime change. Departing Venezuelan diplomats, ordered out of the country on April 15th by the Trump administration, gave the keys to its …

RT (2019-05-07). Number of US tourists to Cuba almost DOUBLES amid Trump's sanctions & threats. rt.com Despite the Trump administration's pressure on Cuba and threats to impose a "full and complete embargo", US tourists have been flocking to the country in record numbers, according to data provided by Cuban authorities.

Ismael Hossein-Zadeh (2019-05-07). Behind the U.S. Labeling of Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Organization. counterpunch.org It can be readily demonstrated that the proffered U.S. justifications for labeling Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization are no more than harebrained excuses designed to put further pressure on the Iranian people in pursuit of its long-standing policy of regime change from within. Indeed, it can reasonably be argued that, in light of More

WSWS (2019-05-07). US threatens Iran with war. wsws.org The reckless and criminal character of Washington's actions cannot be exaggerated. A US attack on Iran threatens to ignite a Mideast-wide war and rapidly draw in the other imperialist and great powers.

Whitney Webb (2019-05-07). Bolton's Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran. globalresearch.ca According to Bolton's statement, an attack launched by a "proxy" of Iran on not just assets but "interests" of the U.S. in the region or "interests" of a U.S. ally in the region, would now be sufficient to trigger a …

teleSUR (2019-05-07). Qatar Pledges $480M to Palestinians in Occupied West Bank, Gaza. telesurenglish.net The State of Qatar announced on Tuesday that it will send US$480M to the Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. This move by Qatar comes a day after a ceasefire deal was established in Gaza. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Speaks Out About Unbearable Conditions In Gaza | Qatar's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday morning that US$300M of the US$480 would support health and education programmes of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA), which controls parts of the West…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-06). The Occupation is a Crime of Aggression: Gazans React After 25 Palestinians, 4 Israelis Die. democracynow.org Leaders in Israel and Gaza have reportedly reached a ceasefire agreement after an intense three days of fighting left 25 Palestinians and four Israelis dead. Palestinian authorities said the dead in Gaza included two pregnant women, a 14-month-old girl and a 12-year-old boy. The latest round of violence began on Friday. According to the Washington Post, Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian protesters taking part in the weekly Great March of Return which began 13 months ago. Palestinians then reportedly shot and wounded two Israeli soldiers near the border. In response, Israel carried out an airstrike on a ref…

Jonathan Cook (2019-05-06). The Palestinian Authority is No Longer Crying Wolf Over its Imminent Collapse. dissidentvoice.org We have been here many times before. However, on this occasion even the principal actors understand that the Palestinian Authority is not crying wolf as it warns of imminent collapse. The crisis is entirely of Israel and Washington's making. Keen to pander to hawkish public opinion in the run-up to last month's election, Israel's Prime …

teleSUR (2019-05-06). Ilhan Omar Speaks Out About Unbearable Conditions In Gaza. telesurenglish.net U.S. congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted Sunday about the latest episode of violence in Gaza that resulted in several people killed, including many children. | RELATED: | Ceasefire Reached Between Palestinians in Gaza and Israel | "How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends? The status quo of occupation and humanitarian crisis in Gaza is unsustainable. Only real justice can bring about secu…

WSWS (2019-05-06). Israel pounds Gaza, stoking fears of invasion. wsws.org Less than a month after his far-right bloc's victory in last month's elections, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu authorised an aerial assault on Gaza, targeting at least 150 sites over the weekend.

F. William Engdahl (2019-05-06). Ever More Complex EU Gas Pipeline Geopolitics. globalresearch.ca Israel plans to construct the world's longest underwater gas pipeline together with Cyprus and Greece to carry Eastern Mediterranean gas on to Italy and the EU southern states. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just endorsed the project. It …

teleSUR (2019-05-06). 1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops. telesurenglish.net A multilateral military treaty between Honduras, Israel, and the United States will see the deployment of 1000 Israeli soldiers at Honduras. They will train the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) and National Police (PN). | RELATED: | Honduran Police Clashes with Protesters over Health and Education | The main mission of the troops is to train…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-05-06). Critics Condemn 'Double Dehumanization' of Palestinians by Corporate Media as Headlines Focus on Israeli Casualties. commondreams.org Human rights advocates and progressives in Congress on Monday slammed the corporate media for perpetuating anti-Palestinian sentiments in their reporting on the violence in Gaza and Israel over the weekend—barely mentioning Palestinians who were killed by Israeli missiles and providing no context for how the violence began. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-05-06). The Occupation of Gaza Is a Crime of Aggression. truthout.org Leaders in Israel and Gaza have reportedly reached a ceasefire agreement after an intense three days of fighting left 25 Palestinians and four Israelis dead. Palestinian authorities said the dead in Gaza included two pregnant women, a 14-month-old girl and a 12-year-old boy. The latest round of violence began on Friday. According to The Washington Post, Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian protesters taking part in the weekly Great March of Return which began 13 months ago. Palestinians then reportedly shot and wounded two Israeli soldiers near the border. In response, Israel carried out an airstrike on a…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-06). Headlines for May 6, 2019. democracynow.org Gaza: Ceasefire Reached After Intense Fighting Kills 25 Palestinians and 4 Israelis, U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Trump Nominates Obama-Era Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan to Head ICE, Ex-WH Chief of Staff John Kelly Joins Board of U.S.'s Largest Jailer of Migrant Children, John Bolton: U.S. Deploying Warships to Send "Message" to Iran, North Korea Tests Missiles As Trump Admin Affirms Nuclear Deal Still on Track, U.N. Warns 40% of North Koreans in Need of Food Assistance, Colombia: Renowned Activist Francia Márquez Escapes Attack by Gunmen, Afghanistan: Taliban Raid Security HQ, Killing…

Norman Finkelstein (2019-05-06). Israel Has No Right of Self-Defense Against Gaza. globalresearch.ca This article was first crossposted in July 2018. | Since the overwhelmingly nonviolent demonstrations in Gaza began on March 30, 2018, the international community has strongly condemned Israel's armed attacks.A UN General Assembly resolution "deplore[d] the use of any excessive, disproportionate …

Middle East Monitor (2019-05-06). Trump Backs Israel "100%" Amid Airstrikes on Gaza Strip. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — US President Donald Trump on Sunday threw his support behind Israel amid ongoing airstrikes in the blockaded Gaza Strip. "Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens," Trump tweeted. Since Saturday, 25 Palestinians, including two pregnant …

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (2019-05-06). Around 70 Airstrikes within 12 Hours… Israel Violates the Gaza Strip: Pregnant Woman and Her Baby Girl Killed, Residential Buildings Targeted and Israeli Attacks Continue. globalresearch.ca The Israeli forces escalated their attacks against the Gaza Strip and continued to carry out intense airstrikes and shelling throughout the Gaza Strip. Moreover, the Israeli warplanes continue until the moment to target residential buildings in central Gaza neighborhoods in …

unitedEditor (2019-05-06). Israeli offensive, North Korean missiles, Venezuela, Assange. uwidata.com Israel offensive On May 4, the Israel Defense Forces announced an air strike on dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip. The office of the Turkish news agency Anadolu in the Gaza Strip was hit in the course of the offensive. Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu called the incident an example of aggression on the Israeli side, and …

Liberation Staff (2019-05-06). Right-wing mob countered by rally to resist siege on Venezuelan embassy protectors. liberationnews.org In response to an emergency call to action from the Embassy Protection Collective — a group of anti-war activists including members of Popular Resistance, the ANSWER Coalition and Code Pink — people from across the East Coast gathered in Washington, D.C. on May 4 to counter the increasingly abusive right-wing mob that had massed outside the Venezuelan Embassy in an attempt to illegally seize the building on behalf of U.S.-backed coup leader Juan Guaidó.

teleSUR (2019-05-06). Kurdish Leader Ocalan Meets Lawyers for 1st Time Since 2011. telesurenglish.net The leader of Turkey's militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has met his lawyers for the first time in eight years, one of them said on Monday. | RELATED: | Kurdish-Led SDF Forces Declare Victory Against IS in Syria | "This is the first meeting with the lawyers since 2011. The meeting lasted approximately one hour," on May 2, Rezan Sarica told an Istanbul press conference. | Turkey captured Ocalan, public number enemy one…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-05-06). Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy. theantimedia.com (MPN) — Since April 30, the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington has been under siege by pro-coup activists who have repeatedly stated their intention to prevent the access of food to the people inside, who are living there at the invitation of the elected government of Venezuela. The U.S. Secret Service is outsourcing its desires to remove …

teleSUR (2019-05-06). Save Nature to Save Ourselves, UN Report Pleads. telesurenglish.net Humanity is rapidly destroying the natural world upon which our prosperity – and ultimately our survival – depends, according to a landmark UN assessment of the state of Nature released Monday. | RELATED: | Climate Change Activists Glue Themselves to London Financial Hub | Changes wrought by decades of pillaging and poisoning forests, oceans, soil and air threaten society "at least as much as climate change," said Robert Watson, who chaired the 132-nation meeting that validat…

Consortiumnews (2019-05-06). PEPE ESCOBAR: The Eagle, the Bear and the Dragon. consortiumnews.com The eagle has conveniently forgotten that the original, Ancient Silk Road linked the dragon with the Roman empire for centuries — with no interlopers outside of Eurasia, muses Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar Special to Consortium News Once upon a… Read more →

teleSUR (2019-05-06). Defiant Turkey Vows to Not Bow to US Sanctions Over S-400 Deal. telesurenglish.net Turkey will never bow to U.S. sanctions over its agreement to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday regarding a deal that has strained ties between the NATO allies. | RELATED: | UAE Spy Suspect Committed Suicide in Istanbul Prison: Turkey | The U.S. fears over the Russian-Turkish deal has to do with its Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, which are not compatible with the S-400 system. It has warned of possible U.S.

Tyler Durden (2019-05-06). US Carrier Strike Group Sent to Middle East in "Clear and Unmistakable Message" to Iran. theantimedia.com (ZH) — After weeks of heated rhetoric and the exchange of threats related to US oil export sanctions on Iran, and with both sides eyeing the enforcement of its rights over the vital Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the White House has just announced what will be looked on by Tehran as a major and …

Joshua Cho (2019-05-06). The Atlantic Illustrates Everything That's Wrong With Media Coverage of Venezuela Sanctions. fair.org by Joshua Cho The Atlantic ( 4/17/19) wonders "whether slow suffocation will prove a match for the myriad international actors that have shored up support for Maduro." | "Trump's Venezuela Policy: Slow Suffocation," an Atlantic report ( 4/17/19) by Uri Friedman and Kathy Gilsinan, passed up a rich opportunity to expose the humanitarian pretexts for economic interv…

RT (2019-05-06). Ban Russians from US, sanction sports teams & target Putin, says ex-NATO commander. rt.com The US is too "weak" on Russia in the wake of Mueller's report, a TIME article by former NATO commander James Stavridis claims, suggesting Washington go beyond sanctions to target Russian civilians, even President Putin himself. |

Staff (2019-05-06). U.S. Rushes Ships to Middle East Over Unspecified Iran Threats. truthdig.com A defense official cites indications that U.S. forces in the region are potential targets; John Bolton says the move sends a message.

Jake Johnson (2019-05-06). 'Itching for a war,' Bolton threatens Iran with 'unrelenting force' as US bombers deployed to Middle East. nationofchange.org In a late Sunday statement warning — without any evidence whatsoever — of "troubling and escalatory" actions by the Iranian government, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton used the scheduled deployment of an American aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East to threaten Iran with military action. | The United States, said Bolton, "is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln | Carrier Strike…

RT (2019-05-06). US deploys aircraft carrier & bombers to Middle East in 'message' to Iran — Bolton. rt.com The US is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East amid mounting animosity and a heated war of words between Washington and Tehran. |

JMSECC (2019-05-06). Google Bans Press TV. dissidentvoice.org What? On April 19, 2019 (the date of the original Patriots' Day in New England), American tech giant Google disabled the accounts of Press TV, an Iranian news service, and its sister channel Hispan TV, an outlet in Spain. Google denied their access to all its services, including its popular video streaming platform YouTube and …

Staff (2019-05-06). Bolton Threatens Iran as US Bombers Deployed to Middle East. truthout.org In a late Sunday statement warning — without any evidence whatsoever — of "troubling and escalatory" actions by the Iranian government, U.S. national security advisor John Bolton used the scheduled deployment of an American aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East to threaten Iran with military action. | The United States, said Bolton, "is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike G…

commondreams (2019-05-06). NIAC Statement on Reports that Iran Will Halt Compliance with Aspects of Nuclear Deal. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-05-06). Will the U.S. Start a War Against Iran? truthdig.com This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | On Sunday, May 5, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton announced that the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force had begun to make their way from the Mediterranean Sea toward the coastline of Iran. Iran, Bolton said, had made "a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings." He was, characteristically, not specific. It was enough that Bolton—who has a history of making hazardous statements—had made t…

Whitney Webb (2019-05-06). Bolton's Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran. mintpressnews.com According to Bolton's statement, an attack launched by a "proxy" of Iran on not just assets but "interests" of the U.S. in the region or "interests" of a U.S. ally in the region, would now be sufficient to trigger a U.S. attack on Iran, even if Iran itself was not directly responsible.

John Wojcik (2019-05-06). Trump sends aircraft carrier and strike force to threaten Iran. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—President Trump is sending an aircraft carrier and bomber planes, in addition to other military equipment, to waterways and land areas near Iran in what could be a prelude to an attack on that country—an attack which could trigger a wider war. When questioned by the press, the administration would not cite any specific threat …

RT (2019-05-06). CNN peddles Pentagon talking points on 'credible threat' from Iran — Twitter doesn't buy it. rt.com With US officials seemingly hellbent on sparking military conflict with Iran, CNN decided to lend a helping hand, raising claims of "credible and specific" threats from Tehran — and got roasted on Twitter for Iraq War déjà vu. |

RT (2019-05-06). Trump aide sparks fury for tweeting 4yo video from Ukraine & presenting it as –°URRENT Hamas strikes. rt.com Donald Trump's senior campaign adviser has been slammed for spreading "misinformation" online, after posting a four-year-old video of military action in Ukraine and claiming it was evidence of Hamas rocket launches against Israel.

Eds. (2019-05-06). Activists defy right-wing siege at Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC. mronline.org Clashes outside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC are continuing with Juan Guaido supporters growing increasingly hostile and violent. | Source

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-05-06). Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy. mintpressnews.com "It is a strange irony that the same tactics being used against Venezuela are being used against the Embassy Protection Collective." — Activist and Embassy Protector Kevin Zeese…

Murtaza Hussain (2019-05-05). Right-Wing Israeli Author Writes "The Virtue of Nationalism" — and Accidentally Exposes Its Pitfalls. theintercept.com Over the past decade, far-right nationalist movements have swept into power across the world, from the United States to India, from Brazil to Europe. Every movement needs its texts. Today, the nationalists seem to have found one: "The Virtue of Nationalism," by the conservative Israeli philosopher Yoram Hazony. Among other plaudits, the book was recently awarded " Conservative Book of the Year" by an influential conservative campus organization. If nothing else, the award is an indicator of where conservative thought is headed.

United Nations (2019-05-05). Deadly violence at Israel-Gaza border escalates dangerously: UN chief condemns in strongest terms. un.org The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, is following with "deep concern" the latest developments across the Gaza-Israeli border and urges all parties to exercise maximum restraint. Over the weekend, hundreds of rockets were launched from the Occupied Palestinian Territory into southern Israel, and Israel retaliated with hundreds of airstrikes and tank fire.

United Nations (2019-05-04). 'Grave consequences' await if new deadly escalation of violence in Gaza continues – top UN official. un.org The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, is "deeply concerned by yet another dangerous escalation in Gaza and the tragic loss of life". According to news reports, approximately 200 rockets were fired on Saturday from the Occupied Palestinian Territory towards Israel, and various Israeli airstrikes were carried out in retaliation.

Bryan Wall (2019-05-04). Facebook bans Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos for breaking its rules. thecanary.co Facebook has banned a number of far-right activists and commentators from its platforms for breaking its rules. Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos were two of those whose accounts were banned by the company. Jones has previously claimed the US government faked the Sandy Hook school shooting and that Hillary C…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-05-04). Scott Warren Worked to Prevent Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert. The Government Wants Him in Prison. theintercept.com Thousands of migrants have died crossing the desert in Arizona. The U.S. government is prosecuting activists who try to save lives and recover bodies.

2019-05-07: Social Media Postees

White House Accuses Iran of Planning to Attack US Troops in Iraq
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-07
(ANTIWAR.COM) — A US buildup of military forces in the Middle East and threats to use force against Iran are now being justified by US officials who claim to have "clear indications" that Iran was plotting to attack US forces in Iraq according to some reports. Exactly what these "clear indications" actually were is unclear. Israeli media, …

White House Accuses Iran of Planning to Attack US Troops in Iraq

Video: The Occupation of the American Mind. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Roger Waters | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
This video was originally published in May 2018. | Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world …
globalresearch.ca/video-the-occupation-of-the-american-mind-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict/5676765

Video: Turkey-led Forces Suffer Casualties in Failed Attack on Kurdish YPG Positions
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
The Idlib de-escalation zone and the northern part of Aleppo province are now two main sources of instability in Syria. | On May 4, the pro-Turkish National Syrian Army (NSA), backed by Turkish special forces, launched a surprise attack on positions …
globalresearch.ca/turkey-led-forces-suffer-casualties-failed-attack-ypg-positions/5676734

Anti-Fur Activists Stage Bloody Fashion Show Outside Palo Alto Neiman Marcus
DXE | indybay.org | 2019-05-07
Activists call on the retailer to drop fur, support the California fur ban…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/04/18823174.php

Venezuela Is Not Alone — No Esta Sola
Lauren Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
United States activists stand with President Maduro and the people of Venezuela in resistance to Washington's attempts at regime change. Departing Venezuelan diplomats, ordered out of the country on April 15th by the Trump administration, gave the keys to its …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-not-alone-no-esta-sola/5676746

Number of US tourists to Cuba almost DOUBLES amid Trump's sanctions & threats
rt.com | 2019-05-07
Despite the Trump administration's pressure on Cuba and threats to impose a "full and complete embargo", US tourists have been flocking to the country in record numbers, according to data provided by Cuban authorities. | …
rt.com/usa/458530-cuba-tourists-us-surge/

Bolton's Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-07
According to Bolton's statement, an attack launched by a "proxy" of Iran on not just assets but "interests" of the U.S. in the region or "interests" of a U.S. ally in the region, would now be sufficient to trigger a …
globalresearch.ca/boltons-press-release-military-attack-against-iran/5676749

Behind the U.S. Labeling of Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Organization
Ismael Hossein-Zadeh | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-07
It can be readily demonstrated that the proffered U.S. justifications for labeling Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization are no more than harebrained excuses designed to put further pressure on the Iranian people in pursuit of its long-standing policy of regime change from within. Indeed, it can reasonably be argued that, in light of…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/07/behind-the-u-s-labeling-of-irans-revolutionary-guards-a-terrorist-organization/

US threatens Iran with war
wsws.org | 2019-05-07
The reckless and criminal character of Washington's actions cannot be exaggerated. A US attack on Iran threatens to ignite a Mideast-wide war and rapidly draw in the other imperialist and great powers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/07/pers…

Qatar Pledges $480M to Palestinians in Occupied West Bank, Gaza
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-07
The State of Qatar announced on Tuesday that it will send US$480M to the Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. This move by Qatar comes a day after a ceasefire deal was established in Gaza. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Speaks Out About Unbearable Conditions In Gaza | Qatar's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday morning that US$300M of the US$480 would support health and education programmes of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA), which controls parts of the West…
telesurenglish.net/news/Qatar-Pledges-480M-to-Palestinians-in-Occupied-West-Bank-Gaza-20190507-0002.html

Ilhan Omar Speaks Out About Unbearable Conditions In Gaza
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
U.S. congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted Sunday about the latest episode of violence in Gaza that resulted in several people killed, including many children. | RELATED: | Ceasefire Reached Between Palestinians in Gaza and Israel |…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ilhan-Omar-Speaks-Out-About-Unbearable-Conditions-In-Gaza-20190506-0003.html

The Palestinian Authority is No Longer Crying Wolf Over its Imminent Collapse
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-06
We have been here many times before. However, on this occasion even the principal actors understand that the Palestinian Authority is not crying wolf as it warns of imminent collapse. The crisis is entirely of Israel and Washington's making. Keen to pander to hawkish public opinion in the run-up to last month's election, Israel's Prime …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/the-palestinian-authority-is-no-longer-crying-wolf-over-its-imminent-collapse/

Trump Backs Israel "100%" Amid Airstrikes on Gaza Strip
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-06
(MEMO) — US President Donald Trump on Sunday threw his support behind Israel amid ongoing airstrikes in the blockaded Gaza Strip. "Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens," Trump tweeted. Since Saturday, 25 Palestinians, including two pregnant …

Trump Backs Israel "100%" Amid Airstrikes on Gaza Strip

Israel Has No Right of Self-Defense Against Gaza
Norman Finkelstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
This article was first crossposted in July 2018. | Since the overwhelmingly nonviolent demonstrations in Gaza began on March 30, 2018, the international community has strongly condemned Israel's armed attacks.A UN General Assembly resolution "deplore[d] the use of any excessive, disproportionate …
globalresearch.ca/israel-has-no-right-of-self-defense-against-gaza/5649143

Ever More Complex EU Gas Pipeline Geopolitics
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
Israel plans to construct the world's longest underwater gas pipeline together with Cyprus and Greece to carry Eastern Mediterranean gas on to Italy and the EU southern states. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just endorsed the project. It …
globalresearch.ca/eu-gas-pipeline-geopolitics/5676572

The Occupation is a Crime of Aggression: Gazans React After 25 Palestinians, 4 Israelis Die
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-06
Leaders in Israel and Gaza have reportedly reached a ceasefire agreement after an intense three days of fighting left 25 Palestinians and four Israelis dead. Palestinian authorities said the dead in Gaza included two pregnant women, a 14-month-old girl and a 12-year-old boy. The latest round of violence began on Friday. According to the Washington Post, Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian protesters taking part in the weekly Great March of Return which began 13 months ago. Palestinians then reportedly shot and wounded two Israeli soldiers near the border. In response, Israel carried out an airstrike on a ref…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/6/the_occupa…

Israeli offensive, North Korean missiles, Venezuela, Assange
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-05-06
Israel offensive On May 4, the Israel Defense Forces announced an air strike on dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip. The office of the Turkish news agency Anadolu in the Gaza Strip was hit in the course of the offensive. Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu called the incident an example of aggression on the Israeli side, and …
uwidata.com/3324-israeli-offensive-north-korean-missiles-venezuela-assange/

Critics Condemn 'Double Dehumanization' of Palestinians by Corporate Media as Headlines Focus on Israeli Casualties
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-06
Human rights advocates and progressives in Congress on Monday slammed the corporate media for perpetuating anti-Palestinian sentiments in their reporting on the violence in Gaza and Israel over the weekend—barely mentioning Palestinians who were killed by Israeli missiles and providing no context for how the violence began. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/06/critics-condemn-double-dehumanization-palestinians-corporate-media-headlines-focus?cd-origin=rss

Around 70 Airstrikes within 12 Hours… Israel Violates the Gaza Strip: Pregnant Woman and Her Baby Girl Killed, Residential Buildings Targeted and Israeli Attacks Continue
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-06
The Israeli forces escalated their attacks against the Gaza Strip and continued to carry out intense airstrikes and shelling throughout the Gaza Strip. Moreover, the Israeli warplanes continue until the moment to target residential buildings in central Gaza neighborhoods in …
globalresearch.ca/airstrikes-israel-gaza-strip-pregnant-woman-baby-girl-killed-residential-buildings-targeted-israeli-attacks-continue/5676675

The Occupation of Gaza Is a Crime of Aggression
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-06
Leaders in Israel and Gaza have reportedly reached a ceasefire agreement after an intense three days of fighting left 25 Palestinians and four Israelis dead. Palestinian authorities said the dead in Gaza included two pregnant women, a 14-month-old girl and a 12-year-old boy. The latest round of violence began on Friday. According to The Washington Post, Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian protesters taking part in the weekly Great March of Return which began 13 months ago. Palestinians then reportedly shot and wounded two Israeli soldiers near the border. In response, Israel carried out an airstrike on a…
truthout.org/video/gazans-react-after-25-palestinians-four-israelis-die/

1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
A multilateral military treaty between Honduras, Israel, and the United States will see the deployment of 1000 Israeli soldiers at Honduras. They will train the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) and National Police (PN). | RELATED: | Honduran Police Clashes with Protesters over Health and Education | The main mission of the troops is to train…
telesurenglish.net/news/1000-Israeli-Soldiers-To-Arrive-in-Honduras-to-Train-Troops-Police-on-Border-Protection-20190506-0014.html

Trump aide sparks fury for tweeting 4yo video from Ukraine & presenting it as –°URRENT Hamas strikes
rt.com | 2019-05-06
Donald Trump's senior campaign adviser has been slammed for spreading "misinformation" online, after posting a four-year-old video of military action in Ukraine and claiming it was evidence of Hamas rocket launches against Israel. | …
rt.com/usa/458459-ukraine-video-gaza-footage-trump/

Israel pounds Gaza, stoking fears of invasion
wsws.org | 2019-05-06
Less than a month after his far-right bloc's victory in last month's elections, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu authorised an aerial assault on Gaza, targeting at least 150 sites over the weekend.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/06/gaza…

Right-wing mob countered by rally to resist siege on Venezuelan embassy protectors
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-06
In response to an emergency call to action from the Embassy Protection Collective — a group of anti-war activists including members of Popular Resistance, the ANSWER Coalition and Code Pink — people from across the East Coast gathered in Washington, D.C. on May 4 to counter the increasingly abusive right-wing mob that had massed outside the Venezuelan Embassy in an attempt to illegally seize the building on behalf of U.S.-backed coup leader Juan Guaidó.
liberationnews.org/right-wing-mob-outnumbered-by-rally-to-resist-siege-on-venezuelan-embassy-protectors/

Kurdish Leader Ocalan Meets Lawyers for 1st Time Since 2011
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
The leader of Turkey's militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has met his lawyers for the first time in eight years, one of them said on Monday. | RELATED: | Kurdish-Led SDF Forces Declare Victory Against IS in Syria | "This is the first meeting with the lawyers since 2011. The meeting lasted approximately one hour," on May 2, Rezan Sarica told an Istanbul press conference. | Turkey captured Ocalan, public number enemy one…
telesurenglish.net/news/Kurdish-Leader-Ocalan-Meets-Lawyers-for-1st-Time-Since-2011-20190506-0015.html

Save Nature to Save Ourselves, UN Report Pleads
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
Humanity is rapidly destroying the natural world upon which our prosperity – and ultimately our survival – depends, according to a landmark UN assessment of the state of Nature released Monday. | RELATED: | Climate Change Activists Glue Themselves to London Financial Hub | Changes wrought by decades of pillaging and poisoning forests, oceans, soil and air threaten society "at least as much as climate change," said Robert Watson, who chaired the 132-nation meeting that validat…
telesurenglish.net/news/Save-Nature-to-Save-Ourselves-UN-Report-Pleads-20190506-0017.html

Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-06
"It is a strange irony that the same tactics being used against Venezuela are being used against the Embassy Protection Collective." — Activist and Embassy Protector Kevin Zeese…
mintpressnews.com/secret-service-blocks-food-from-reaching-activists-inside-venezuelan-embassy/258244/

Activists defy right-wing siege at Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-05-06
Clashes outside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC are continuing with Juan Guaido supporters growing increasingly hostile and violent. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/05/06/activists-defy-right-wing-siege-at-venezuelan-embassy-in-washington-dc/

Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy
Alexander Rubinstein | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-06
(MPN) — Since April 30, the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington has been under siege by pro-coup activists who have repeatedly stated their intention to prevent the access of food to the people inside, who are living there at the invitation of the elected government of Venezuela. The U.S. Secret Service is outsourcing its desires to remove …

Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy

PEPE ESCOBAR: The Eagle, the Bear and the Dragon
consortiumnews.com | 2019-05-06
The eagle has conveniently forgotten that the original, Ancient Silk Road linked the dragon with the Roman empire for centuries — with no interlopers outside of Eurasia, muses Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar Special to Consortium News Once upon a… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/05/06/pepe-escobar-the-eagle-the-bear-and-the-dragon/

The Atlantic Illustrates Everything That's Wrong With Media Coverage of Venezuela Sanctions
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-05-06
by Joshua Cho The Atlantic ( 4/17/19) wonders "whether slow suffocation will prove a match for the myriad international actors that have shored up support for Maduro." | "Trump's Venezuela Policy: Slow Suffocation," an Atlantic report ( 4/17/19) by Uri Friedman and Kathy Gilsinan, passed up a rich opportunity to expose the humanitarian pretexts for economic interv…
fair.org/home/the-atlantic-illustrates-everything-thats-wrong-with-media-coverage-of-venezuela-sanctions/

Ban Russians from US, sanction sports teams & target Putin, says ex-NATO commander
rt.com | 2019-05-06
The US is too "weak" on Russia in the wake of Mueller's report, a TIME article by former NATO commander James Stavridis claims, suggesting Washington go beyond sanctions to target Russian civilians, even President Putin himself. | …
rt.com/usa/458527-sanction-russians-putin-stavridis/

Defiant Turkey Vows to Not Bow to US Sanctions Over S-400 Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-06
Turkey will never bow to U.S. sanctions over its agreement to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday regarding a deal that has strained ties between the NATO allies. | RELATED: | UAE Spy Suspect Committed Suicide in Istanbul Prison: Turkey | The U.S. fears over the Russian-Turkish deal has to do with its Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, which are not compatible with the S-400 system. It has warned of possible U.S.
telesurenglish.net/news/Defiant-Turkey-Vows-to-Not-Bow-to-US-Sanctions-Over-S-400-Deal-20190506-0005.html

US Carrier Strike Group Sent to Middle East in "Clear and Unmistakable Message" to Iran
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-06
(ZH) — After weeks of heated rhetoric and the exchange of threats related to US oil export sanctions on Iran, and with both sides eyeing the enforcement of its rights over the vital Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the White House has just announced what will be looked on by Tehran as a major and …

US Carrier Strike Group Sent to Middle East in "Clear and Unmistakable Message" to Iran

CNN peddles Pentagon talking points on 'credible threat' from Iran — Twitter doesn't buy it
rt.com | 2019-05-06
With US officials seemingly hellbent on sparking military conflict with Iran, CNN decided to lend a helping hand, raising claims of "credible and specific" threats from Tehran — and got roasted on Twitter for Iraq War déjà vu. | …
rt.com/usa/458519-cnn-barbara-starr-iran-tweet/

U.S. Rushes Ships to Middle East Over Unspecified Iran Threats
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-06
A defense official cites indications that U.S. forces in the region are potential targets; John Bolton says the move sends a message.
truthdig.com/articles/u-s-rushes-ships-to-middle-east-over-unspecified-iran-threats/

Bolton Threatens Iran as US Bombers Deployed to Middle East
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-05-06
In a late Sunday statement warning — without any evidence whatsoever — of "troubling and escalatory" actions by the Iranian government, U.S. national security advisor John Bolton used the scheduled deployment of an American aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East to threaten Iran with military action. | The United States, said Bolton, "is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike G…
truthout.org/articles/bolton-threatens-iran-as-us-bombers-deployed-to-middle-east/

'Itching for a war,' Bolton threatens Iran with 'unrelenting force' as US bombers deployed to Middle East
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-06
In a late Sunday statement warning — without any evidence whatsoever — of "troubling and escalatory" actions by the Iranian government, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton used the scheduled deployment of an American aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East to threaten Iran with military action. | The United States, said Bolton, "is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln | Carrier Strike…
nationofchange.org/2019/05/06/itching-for-a-war-bolton-threatens-iran-with-unrelenting-force-as-us-bombers-deployed-to-middle-east/

US deploys aircraft carrier & bombers to Middle East in 'message' to Iran — Bolton
rt.com | 2019-05-06
The US is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East amid mounting animosity and a heated war of words between Washington and Tehran. | …
rt.com/usa/458457-us-iran-carrier-bomber-central-command/

Will the U.S. Start a War Against Iran?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-06
This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | On Sunday, May 5, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton announced that the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force had begun to make their way from the Mediterranean Sea toward the coastline of Iran. Iran, Bolton said, had made "a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings." He was, characteristically, not specific. It was enough that Bolton–who has a history of making hazardous statements–had made t…
truthdig.com/articles/will-the-u-s-start-a-war-against-iran/

NIAC Statement on Reports that Iran Will Halt Compliance with Aspects of Nuclear Deal
commondreams.org | 2019-05-06
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Bolton's Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-06
According to Bolton's statement, an attack launched by a "proxy" of Iran on not just assets but "interests" of the U.S. in the region or "interests" of a U.S. ally in the region, would now be sufficient to trigger a U.S. attack on Iran, even if Iran itself was not directly responsible.
mintpressnews.com/new-bolton-press-release-deploys-carrier-group-to-mideast-with-threat-of-war-on-iran/258223/

Trump sends aircraft carrier and strike force to threaten Iran
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-05-06
WASHINGTON–President Trump is sending an aircraft carrier and bomber planes, in addition to other military equipment, to waterways and land areas near Iran in what could be a prelude to an attack on that country–an attack which could trigger a wider war. When questioned by the press, the administration would not cite any specific threat …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-sends-aircraft-carrier-and-strike-force-to-threaten-iran/

Google Bans Press TV
JMSECC | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-06
What? On April 19, 2019 (the date of the original Patriots' Day in New England), American tech giant Google disabled the accounts of Press TV, an Iranian news service, and its sister channel Hispan TV, an outlet in Spain. Google denied their access to all its services, including its popular video streaming platform YouTube and …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/google-bans-press-tv/

Right-Wing Israeli Author Writes "The Virtue of Nationalism" — and Accidentally Exposes Its Pitfalls
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-05-05
Over the past decade, far-right nationalist movements have swept into power across the world, from the United States to India, from Brazil to Europe. Every movement needs its texts. Today, the nationalists seem to have found one: "The Virtue of Nationalism," by the conservative Israeli philosopher Yoram Hazony. Among other plaudits, the book was recently awarded " Conservative Book of the Year" by an influential conservative campus organization. If nothing else, the award is an indicator of where conservative thought is headed.
theintercept.com/2019/05/05/israel-virture-of-nationalism-book/

Deadly violence at Israel-Gaza border escalates dangerously: UN chief condemns in strongest terms
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-05
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, is following with "deep concern" the latest developments across the Gaza-Israeli border and urges all parties to exercise maximum restraint. Over the weekend, hundreds of rockets were launched from the Occupied Palestinian Territory into southern Israel, and Israel retaliated with hundreds of airstrikes and tank fire.
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'Grave consequences' await if new deadly escalation of violence in Gaza continues – top UN official
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-04
The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, is "deeply concerned by yet another dangerous escalation in Gaza and the tragic loss of life". According to news reports, approximately 200 rockets were fired on Saturday from the Occupied Palestinian Territory towards Israel, and various Israeli airstrikes were carried out in retaliation.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1037911

Facebook bans Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos for breaking its rules
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-05-04
Facebook has banned a number of far-right activists and commentators from its platforms for breaking its rules. Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos were two of those whose accounts were banned by the company. Jones has previously claimed the US government faked the Sandy Hook school shooting and that Hillary C…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2019/05/04/facebook-bans-alex-jones-and-milo-yiannopoulos-for-breaking-its-rules/

Scott Warren Worked to Prevent Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert. The Government Wants Him in Prison
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-05-04
Thousands of migrants have died crossing the desert in Arizona. The U.S. government is prosecuting activists who try to save lives and recover bodies.
theintercept.com/2019/05/04/no-more-deaths-scott-warren-migrants-border-arizona/

Activists at Venezuelan Embassy Under Threat From Violent Mobs
consortiumnews.com | 2019-05-04
Activists who have been living in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington have called on the State Dept. and Secret Service to stop violent mobs from attacking them. Activists who have been living inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington are reporting… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/05/03/activists-protecting-venezuelan-embassy-under-threat-from-violent-mobs/