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Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol
Posted: Thursday, January 7, 2021

Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol, with one woman killed, three more dead and tear gas fired

Chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupies Congress

Leaving In Style
U.S. foreign policy has come home to bite.

EU backs away from Venezuela’s Guaido, joining US president-elect to suggest opposition leader is done

FLASHBACK 2010: WikiLeaks Cables: Pfizer Targeted Nigerian Attorney General to Undermine Suit over Fatal Drug Tests

Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle Top Plastic Polluters for 3rd Year

Maduro's socialist alliance victory in Venezuela's National Assembly poll is a failure of US sanctions & regime change policy

World Leaders Support Venezuela After Assembly Election Results
Most countries recognize the legitimacy of the Venezuelan elections despite the smear campaign prompted by the United States and its allies.

Consequences of US-led Regime Change Wars in the Greater Middle East (the Muslim World).

China Has Dominated the West Before
As China comes into greater conflict with the West, now is a good time to consider the long arc of the relationship.

Why Did the World Health Organization Wait Until March to Declare a Global Pandemic? By Vijay Prashad

How the Chinese Authorities and the World Health Organization Handled the Coronavirus By Vijay Prashad

Billionaire-Backed Human Rights Watch Lobbies for Lethal US Sanctions on Leftist Govts as Covid Rages
The Grayzone's Ben Norton takes a deep dive into the "human rights" arm of U.S. empire.

Trump admin's $15 million bounty on Maduro triggers explosive confession of violent Guaidó plot

The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming

Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine & the Illegal Murder of Soleimani By Craig Murray - consortiumnews.com

The Lies That Form Our Consciousness and False Historical Awareness

Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

RIP INF Treaty: Russia's Victory, America's Waterloo

Weapons Inspector Refutes U.S. Syria Chemical Claims

Ex British Ambassador Makes Astonishing Speech About Tony Blair, George Bush, War and Profit


The political roots of the terror attack on New York and Washington

Bolsonaro's 'Disastrous' Policies on Amazon Led to Fires
Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019

Bolsonaro's 'Disastrous' Policies on Amazon Led to Fires, Say Observers
"We must stand together behind the Indigenous communities and leaders across the Amazon region—from Brazil to Ecuador and beyond. For them the Amazon is more than the lungs of the world, it is their home."

It used to be done regularly and it worked: The West identified a country as its enemy, unleashed its professional propaganda against it, then administered a series of sanctions, starving and murdering children, the elderly and other vulnerable groups. If the country did not collapse within months or just couple of years, the bombing would begin. And the nation, totally shaken, in pain, and in disarray, would collapse like a house of cards, once the first NATO boots hit its ground.

West’s news dominated by Hong Kong while Yellow Vests largely ignored – Pilger
Western mainstream media now operate in an extremely narrow spectrum of authorized opinions and views; we just have to look at how differently protests in Hong Kong and France are covered, veteran journalist John Pilger has said.

Banned From Israel, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Hold Press Conference to 'Humanize' Palestinian Experience Under Occupation
"We cannot let Trump and Netanyahu succeed in hiding the cruel reality of the occupation from us."

After Nationwide Calls for Justice and Family's Tireless Advocacy, NYPD Fires Officer Who Killed Eric Garner
"Eric Garner's family has never stopped fighting."

Omar, Tlaib, and the United States of Israel
I’m trying to remember when Israel wasn’t the fifty-first state. It receives my tax money and a blank check by the United States government to torture, ethnically cleanse, and murder Palestinians.

Lula: The US is Behind "Operation Car Wash"
Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019

Lula: The US is Behind "Operation Car Wash"
For former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, events in Brazil since the 2016 coup that deposed President Dilma Rousseff were orchestrated by the US government. "Everything that is happening has the hand of the United States on it... The US created the Lava Jato investigation to take our oil," he said, speaking for the first time after Supreme Court (STF) prevented his transfer to a São Paulo prison. Lula's interview, with veteran journalist Bob Fernandes, aired on TVE, a public television station from Bahia, on Friday, August 16th.

Russia Signs Deal to Send Navy to Venezuela After 'Unacceptable' U.S. Moves

U.S. Sanctions Backfire, Lead To Boost In Russian Oil Exports
U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Iran have had an unplanned side effect: they have increased exports of heavy, sour crude from Russia, Bloomberg reports, adding that calculations have shown Russian oil companies raked in an additional US$905 million at least from these sales between November and July.

Long Range Attack On Saudi Oil Field Ends War On Yemen
Today Saudi Arabia finally lost the war on Yemen. It has no defenses against new weapons the Houthis in Yemen acquired. These weapons threaten the Saudis economic lifelines. This today was the decisive attack:

All along the watchtower: The follies of history
The ultimate American imperial dream is to engineer a Chinese vassal state

Hong Kong: Don't Provoke the Dragon
Time was when flying to Hong Kong was a really big thrill – or maybe scare would be a better term. Its old airport, Kai Tak, was right in the middle of bustling downtown Hong Kong. Flying into Kai Tak used up 11 of one's 12 lives.

NYT Cheerleads US Color Revolution Attempt in Hong Kong

Sanders Says If Israel Wants to Ban Members of Congress, It Should Not Receive Billions in US Military Aid
"The idea that a member of the United States Congress cannot visit a nation which, by the way, we support to the tune of billions and billions of dollars is clearly an outrage."

Netanyahu Banned Omar And Tlaib Because The Occupation Must Be Hidden To Survive
Most establishment American Jewish leaders think Israel's decision to bar Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting the West Bank was, in the words of The Democratic Majority for Israel, "unwise."

Ousted Honduran president calls Hillary Clinton a 'mafia boss'
Rick Sanchez interviews Honduras's former President Manuel Zelaya about the reportedly US-orchestrated coup that dismantled his government to further the interests of transnational corporate power.

Targeting Iran
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019

Targeting Iran
A dangerous flashpoint has emerged in world politics at the moment. There is widespread fear that the United States and its allies might launch a military operation against Iran at any time. A US aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers are already deployed in the region. The alleged sabotage of four oil tankers, two of them Saudi, and the attack on a major oil pipeline are being linked in certain circles without an iota of evidence to Tehran. There is no need to repeat that scenarios of this sort are often manufactured to justify military aggression.

Psychiatry, Racism, and the Birth of 'Sesame Street'
How an African-American psychiatrist helped design a groundbreaking television show as a radical therapeutic tool for helping minority preschoolers.

Further Evidence US Attacked Syria Based on False Flag
Further evidence has emerged indicating that the alleged 2018 Douma, Syria chemical attack was staged by US-backed militants, not the Syrian government.

Western states avoid culpability for war crimes
There are parallels between the sudden growth of the warped mindset which proposes to exonerate murderers before they commit their crime and historically murderous military regimes

France Threatens Journalists With Prison for Exposing Its Role in Saudi War on Yemen
Three French journalists have been threatened by their country with potential jail time for accessing secret documents and revealing France's involvement in the Yemen civil war.

Bacteria-Killing Plastic Toxins Threatens 20% of World's Oxygen
Scientists have revealed that a potential new problem associated with the plastic pollution epidemic is the inhibition of growth and photosynthetic efficiency of the bacteria that produces about 20% of the world's breathable oxygen supply, due to toxins in plastic seeping into seawater.

Palestine FM: US Peace Deal Favors Israel's Colonial Policies
Palestine foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki slammed the so-called U.S. 'deal of the century' Friday, stating that it is “the consecration of our century-old ordeal: no independence, no sovereignty, no freedom, no justice,” during an address in London.

Amid Murky Intel, Experts Say Time to Be Clear: Threat of War With Iran "Solely and Unequivocally" Trump's Fault
As "murky" intelligence reports swirl and the White House works overtime to establish its narrative with evidence-free warnings of a supposedly growing Iranian threat, foreign policy experts and analysts are attempting to set the record straight by establishing precisely who is responsible for the dangerously high tensions in the Middle East that could spark a catastrophic war.

US narrative on Iran questioned as allies call for 'restraint'
The US narrative of a deepening threat from Iran was questioned and contradicted as senior Iranian officials warned the US against conflict and Russia's foreign minister spoke of a "downward spiral."

Trump, frustrated by advisers, is not convinced the time is right to attack Iran

UN Praises Bolivia's Economic Model
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has celebrated Bolivia's economic model and said that the country must maintain the 'gains' of the last 13 years under leftist president Evo Morales.

Evidence that Douma 'chemical attack' was staged: OPCW's unpublished engineers' report

'National security risk': Trump may ban US telecoms from using Huawei tech
US President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to prohibit US telecom firms from using equipment made by companies that pose a “national security risk” with an executive order – a ban apparently aimed at China's Huawei.

Amnesty International Admits Syrian "Saydnaya" Report Fabricated Entirely in UK

U.S. Special Forces School Publishes New Guide for Overthrowing Foreign Governments
The official school of the United States' Special Operations Command has published a new paper detailing a decades-long history of Pentagon-backed interference around the world, hoping to provide insight on how best to approach such efforts in the present and future.

The World's Dictatress
In his Fourth of July address to Congress in 1821, U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams stated that if America were ever to abandon its founding foreign policy of non-interventionism, she would inevitably become the world's "dictatress" and begin behaving accordingly. No can can deny that Adams' prediction has come true. America has truly become the world's dictatress – an arrogant, ruthless, brutal dictatress that brooks no dissent from anyone in the world.

NATO ally Spain pulls warship from US strike group 'to avoid being dragged into conflict with Iran'
Spain has withdrawn a frigate which was part of a US combat group traveling to the Persian Gulf to 'send a message' to Iran. Madrid has signaled that the operation falls outside of its military commitments as a NATO member.

The Lies That Form Our Consciousness and False Historical Awareness
My generation associated dystopias, such as George Orwell's 1984, with the Soviet Union, a country in which explanations were controlled and criticism of Stalin would land a person in the Gulag. We thought of the United States and our life here much differently. But with the passage of time the difference between life in the Soviet Union in the 20th century and life in the Western world today is disappearing. Today, the journalist Julian Assange is undergoing the same kind of state terror and torture as any Soviet dissident, if not worse. The Western media is as controlled as the Soviet media, with print, TV, and public radio serving as a propaganda ministry for government and the interest groups that control government. Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter are systematically denying their platforms to those who express views not supportive of the ruling order and its agendas. It has turned out to be easy to get rid of the First Amendment guarantee of free speech as the media have neither the ability nor the intention of exercising it.

Bomb Iran Half Way Back to the Stone Age
Is it just a coincidence that TV networks are re-running old "Dirty Harry" films just as a powerful US Naval armada and Air Force B-52 bombers are headed for what could be a clash with Iran? Here we go again with the "good guys" versus the "bad guys," and "make my day."

'Pity America, because of this crazy Trump!' Here's what Iran's man in Iraq would say to Mike Pompeo
Mike Pompeo went to put the thumbscrews on the Iraqi government this week. No more electrical power from Iran, he told them, and make sure those pesky Iranians don't attack our boys in that great American base in Iraq which Trump was boasting about. The New York Times numbingly told us that his trip was "shrouded in secrecy" – if only it had been. Then at least the US secretary of state could have paid a visit to Iran's most important supporter in the Iraqi parliament.

Nicaragua Steps Up Fight Against HIV, Finds Fewer Overall Cases
The Sandinista government in Nicaragua has stepped up efforts to provide free tests and treatment to those affected by HIV, reaching a record number of patients in 2019.

US-China talks break up after US raises tariffs

Indonesia to Hold UN Meeting on Israeli Occupation in Palestine
Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has extended an invitation to Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki to a meeting with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to discuss illegal Israeli settlements.

China Confirms Retaliatory Measures Against US Tariffs
China's Commerce Ministry released an official statement Friday stating that the Asian country will be taking "necessary countermeasures" to Donald Trump's announcement of increasing tariffs on Chinese goods entering the United States.

Bolivia Showcases New Approach to Drugs After Expelling DEA
The Organization of American States (OAS) have announced they will be visiting Bolivia to learn about the country's anti-drug strategy. This follows the country's rejection of the US 'War On Drugs'.

Nicaragua Asks Opposition to Respect Peace Talks
The Sandinista government is concerned that the country's opposition are not engaging with peace negotiations in good faith, due to the fact they refuse to condemn U.S. sanctions on the country.

Pandering to Israel Means War With Iran
The United States is moving dangerously forward in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to provoke a war with Iran, apparently based on threat intelligence provided by Israel. The claims made by National Security Advisor John Bolton and by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that there is solid evidence of Iran's intention to attack US forces in the Persian Gulf region is almost certainly a fabrication, possibly deliberately contrived by Bolton and company in collaboration with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Trump's Iran Policy Is Becoming Dangerous
Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2019

How The U.S. Is Pressing Iran To Breach The Nuclear Deal
363 days ago the U.S. left the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 'nuclear deal' with Iran, and reintroduced sanctions against trade with Iran.

Trump's Iran Policy Is Becoming Dangerous
Growing evidence suggests the U.S. president is traveling a path toward war—whether he knows it or not.

Top CIA analyst: Israel partisans push US to war

US Seizes North Korean Coal Ship as Tensions Mount After Missile Launches
Washington has given no sign of willingness to budge on sanctions as the U.S. Justice Department announced the seizure of the cargo vessel it said was involved in the illicit shipping of coal.

'Won't capitulate': China warns as Trump threatens new tariffs
China rejects US accusation of backtracking in talks as Trump raises stakes with plans to increase tariffs on Friday.

Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran's metals trade
US president announces fresh sanctions amid heightened tension between Washington and Tehran

Trump moves to strangle Iran economy as nuclear deal withers

'Hands off Ilhan': Black Women in Solidarity with Ilhan Omar
What 'upsets (Donald Trump and) his goons … is that they can't stand that a refugee, a black woman, ... a Muslim shows up in Congress thinking she's equal to them.' Dozens of women from the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of African-American advocates, gathered Tuesday in support of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar who has been a target of hate-speech and trolling by right-wing politicians and their supporters.

‘Contrary to intl law': Mogherini slams US ‘full activation' of Cuba embargo law, vows counter steps
The “full activation” of US embargo legislation against Cuba is "contrary to international law” and goes against the previous US-EU agreements, Mogherini said on Thursday, promising to apply "all appropriate measures" to defend European interests.

The Complete Mercenary
How Erik Prince Used the Rise of Trump to Make an Improbable Comeback

Court Says 'Extinct' First Nation US Citizen Can Hunt in Canada
United States citizen and First Nation Sinixt, Rick Desautel, ancestral rights were upheld after he was awarded the right to hunt in neighboring Canada following a landmark ruling by the British Colombia Court of Appeal.

Google Workers Protest 'Retaliation' From Sexual Assault Claim

Assange's Defense File Complaint on Ecuadorean Diplomats for Espionage
WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange's defense lawyer filed a complaint Monday before Ecuador's Attorney General against several members of its diplomatic mission in the United Kingdom (U.K.) for alleged espionage inside the embassy during his asylum in London.

Ecuador Embassy Staff Contradicts Allegations Against Assange
Fidel Narvaez was the consul in London for 6 of the 7 years that Julian Assange stayed at the embassy, speaking to Russian outlet RT he said; "his alleged breach of asylum conditions" and altercations with diplomatic staff were a "smokescreen" and that "a couple of isolated incidents with security guards" was not improper conduct.

'Enough with Threats, Ultimatums,' Cuba Tells US
Cuba has had enough of U.S. threats and ultimatums, said President Miguel Diaz-Canel, denouncing 60-years-worth of northern power's attempts to destabilize

PEPE ESCOBAR: War on Iran & Calling America's Bluff
Vast swathes of the West seem not to realize that if the Strait of Hormuz is shut down a global depression will follow, writes Pepe Escobar.

US-led coalition 'killed 1,600 civilians' in Syria's Raqqa
Amnesty and Airwars say US, UK and French forces only admitted to 10 percent of killings.

Arresting Members of the Venezuela Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful
Washington, DC – We told the State Department that if they enter the Venezuelan Embassy, they are violating international law, and if they arrest members of the Collective for trespass or unlawful entry, these will be unlawful arrests. Members of the Collective are in the embassy with the permission of the elected government of Venezuela.

Spain ‘issues arrest warrant' for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu over 2010 Gaza flotilla attack
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seven other former and current government officials are at risk of arrest if they set foot in Spain, after a Spanish judge effectively issued an arrest warrant for the group, it has been reported.

Colombia: Nationwide Strike Against Duque's Neoliberal Policies
Workers, farmers, teachers, students, and pensioners are staging a nationwide "Peace and Justice" strike to reject President Ivan Duque's neoliberal policies, supporting Indigenous rights and defending the peace process in Colombia being left behind by the head of state.

'Bolivia No Longer Begs' Says Communication Minister on Economy
Since 2006, Bolivia's economy has grown nearly five percent annually and lifted almost a third of citizens out of poverty.

Kim Hopes Putin Talks Will Settle Korean Peninsula Dispute
North Korea's Kim Jong-un met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday during his first trip to Russia since becoming Supreme Leader of the Asian nation.

Scotland Will Hold Independence Vote by May 2021: Sturgeon
Opinion polls show that the majority of Scots would support joining the European Union as an independent state.

Lula: ‘Reduced Sentence Unfair For Man Who Committed No Crime'
The former president also stated that he does not expect anything positive to come out of the trial, as he considers it part of "the farce that was staged starting the investigation which continued in the accusation, first and second instance."

US Ends Sanction Waivers for Countries Importing Iranian oil
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019

Sell Out: How Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Turn Led Ecuador’s Lenin to Give Up Assange
Desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has sacrificed Julian Assange – and his country's independence

Ukraine: Why 'OU' Lost by a Landslide
The answer is clear if you read U.S. documents published by WikiLeaks in 2006, writes Kevin Zeese.

The Buried Maidan Massacre and Its Misrepresentation by the West
The new Ukrainian government is faced with reopening an inquiry into evidence of an organized mass killing in Kiev that Poroshenko stonewalled. Ivan Katchanovski investigates.

Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base
The US has launched a multi-million dollar clean-up operation at an air base in Vietnam it used to store the notorious chemical Agent Orange.

'Where is justice?' Vietnam demands Monsanto pay victims of US Agent Orange chemical warfare
Vietnam is again seeking justice for the victims of Agent Orange, inspired by the multimillion-dollar verdicts against Monsanto in California. The biotech firm had supplied the US military with the chemical during the Vietnam War.

Algeria: 5 billionaires arrested as part of anti-corruption drive
Move follows army chief's pledge to launch anti-fraud crackdown as protesters continue to demand political overhaul.

French Ambassador Says Trump "Deal of the Century" Is DOA, Calls Israel 'Apartheid State'
In an interview with the Atlantic last Friday, outgoing French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud made headlines after emphatically stating that Israel is already "an apartheid state" and that the Trump administration's so-called "Deal of the Century" aimed at resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict is "99 percent doomed."

US Ends Sanction Waivers for Countries Importing Iranian oil
U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to eliminate all waivers issued to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, the White House said on Monday, while vowing to ensure global oil market was well supplied.

U.S. Moves to Stop All Nations From Buying Iranian Oil

China Unilaterally Rejects US Sanctions Against Iran
China consistently opposes unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday amid reports that Washington is expected to announce that buyers of Iranian oil must halt imports soon or face sanctions.

EU Lawmakers Praise Evo Morales On Economy And Equality
On Thursday, 19 lawmakers in the European parliament wrote a letter to Bolivia's leftist President Evo Morales, in praise of the country's progress on development and social equality. The signatories include those from Europe's most prominent leftist parties, such as Spain's Podemos, France Insoumise and Germany's Die Linke.

Who Is Ecuador's Ricardo Patiño, Latest Victim of 'Lawfare' Persecution?
On Thursday, the Ecuadorean Attorney General's office announced the solicitation of a Red Notice request to Interpol for the capture of the foreign minister under former President Rafael Correa, Ricardo Patiño. As the goverment ramps up its attacks on the opposition, this opposition leader and vocal critic of the current government President Lenin Moreno has come under the gaze of lawfare attacks.

Jimmy Carter Lectures Trump: US Is 'Most Warlike Nation in History of the World'
During his regular Sunday school lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter revealed that he had recently spoken with President Donald Trump about China. Carter, 94, said Trump was worried about China's growing economy and expressed concern that "China is getting ahead of us." Carter, who normalized diplomatic relations between Washington and Beijing in 1979, said he told Trump that much of China's success was due to its peaceful foreign policy.

Mexico, China Vow to Protect Firms Against US Sanctions on Cuba
Several nations in the world have come out against the Trump administration's unilateral decision to allow the complete application of the controversial Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, opening the doors to a flood of lawsuits over alleged confiscation of property by the Cuban state.

US Official Confirms Anti-Cuba Law to Move Forward, Pushing Relations to 'Worst Levels'
United States President Donald Trump will allow the complete application of Title III of the controversial Helms-Burton Act, opening the doors to a flood of lawsuits over alleged confiscation of property by the Cuban state.

Trump Warns ICC Against Followup on American and Israeli War Crimes
US President Donald Trump has warned the International Criminal Court (ICC) of "swift and vigorous response" if the Hague-based tribunal investigates Americans and Israelis for war crimes.

"Assange’s Judge a Disgrace to the Bench"
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Assange’s Judge a Disgrace to the Bench, Former UK Ambassador Says
Both Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange are now in jail, both over offenses related to the publication of materials specifying U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, and both charged with nothing else at all. No matter what bullshit political and MSM liars try to feed you, that is the simple truth. Manning and Assange are true heroes of our time, and are suffering for it.

Amid Growing Threats Against Her Life, Ilhan Omar Issues Urgent Call to Confront 'Acts of Hate By Right-Wing Extremists'
"Violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech have no place in our society, much less from our country's Commander in Chief. This is endangering lives. It has to stop."

"Her Life Is in Danger": Dems Urged to Speak Out After Trump's Latest Attack on Ilhan Omar
"The president is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Sudan's military seizes power from President Omar al-Bashir
Sudan's military has overthrown and arrested President Omar al-Bashir after months of protests against his nearly 30-year rule.

Citing Assange's Work Exposing US 'Atrocities,' UK Labour Leaders Speak Out Against Extradition Effort
The WikiLeaks publisher, says shadow home secretary, "is being pursued because he has exposed wrongdoing by U.S. administrations and their military forces."

Following Trump Administration's Bullying, ICC Judges Reject Probe Into War Crimes in Afghanistan
The decision represents "a shocking abandonment of the victims"

Threatening 'Swift' Retaliation if US, Israel, or Allies Probed, Trump Celebrates ICC's Rejected War Crimes Probe as 'Major International Victory'
President Donald Trump: Today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced its unanimous rejection of a request to investigate American military and intelligence professionals who served in Afghanistan. This is a major international victory, not only for these patriots, but for the rule of law. We welcome this decision and reiterate our position that the United States holds American citizens to the highest legal and ethical standards. Since the creation of the ICC, the United States has consistently declined to join the court because of its broad, unaccountable prosecutorial powers; the threat it poses to American national sovereignty; and other deficiencies that render it illegitimate. Any attempt to target American, Israeli, or allied personnel for prosecution will be met with a swift and vigorous response.

JOHN PILGER: Assange Arrest a Warning from History
Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight, says John Pilger. Dissent has become an indulgence. And the British elite has abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.

7 Years of Lies About Assange Won’t Stop Now
One of the few towering figures of our time was reduced to nothing more than a sex pest and scruffy bail-skipper, writes Jonathan Cook.

Venezuela Rejects Asylum Removal and Arrest of Julian Assange
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza published a statement on Twitter stating that President Maduro, on behalf of the government and the people, "expresses his most categorical rejection of the atrocious decision that deprived Australian-Ecuadorean Julian Assange of the right to diplomatic asylum."

US Threatens Venezuela at UNSC as IMF Freezes Funds
By Ricardo - Venezuelanalysis - April 11, 2019

US Vice President Mike Pence told the UNSC that "the time has come" for the UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's "legitimate president" and accept the latter's representative to the world body. He added that the US would circulate a resolution to this effect, but offered no details on its timetable. A previous US resolution at the UNSC was vetoed by Russia and China on February. Pence went on to reiterate the warning that "all options are on the table" to oust the Maduro government. "This is our neighborhood," he told reporters afterward, calling on Russia to cease its support to the Maduro government.

Correa Says Moreno INA Papers Probe Led to Facebook Page Block
The INA Papers alleges Moreno's link to a firm which deposited millions to an offshore company, whose owner put money in Moreno's brother's shell company.
Early Friday, former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa confirmed that his Facebook account had indeed been blocked, just one day after the ex-head of state publicly criticize Lenin Moreno for the withdrawal of asylum previously granted to WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange.

OAS Sacrifices Its Charter for Trump's Desperate Venezuelan Regime Change Bid
In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido's shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated in an alleged Maduro assassination plot as Venezuela's Organization of American States ambassador.

Paraguay to Formally Withdraw From UNASUR
The government of Mario Abdo is now the third to formalize its abandonment, joining Colombian President Ivan Duque, who on Aug. 27, 2018, and Ecuador's Lenin Moreno, who on March 14, 2019, made a similar decision. Since April 2018, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru suspended their participation, leaving Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and Uruguay as active members.

IMF Deal for Ecuador Paved Way for Assange’s Arrest
Embassy ouster was a long-reported condition for pact

'I know nothing about WikiLeaks.' Donald Trump has no comment on Julian Assange arrest
“I know nothing about WikiLeaks," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "It’s not my thing." ...and said what happens next is up to the attorney general.

Ecuador arrests Swedish software developer allegedly tied to WikiLeaks after Assange arrest, official says

Putin Wants the Rights of Assange to Be Observed
Press secretary for the Russian Presidency, Dmitry Peskov told reporters that he currently can't make any detailed statements on the overall situation but stated that "We, of course, hope that all of his rights will be observed."

Least We Forget: WikiLeaks: Collateral Murder (Iraq, 2007)
Video footage from a U.S. Apache helicopter in 2007 leaked by U.S. Army intelligence analyst and whistleblower Bradley Manning to Wikileaks. The video shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well.

While Much of US Media Plays Along, Critics Warn Assange Indictment an 'Obvious' Ploy With Deeper Dangers
"It is quite obvious the U.S. authorities have picked just one element of what they have been working on for a long time," Hrafnsson said. "There is no assurance that there would not be additional charges when he is on U.S. soil. And I think, and I believe, that this was an angle in the approach to increase the likelihood of him being extradited. That is obvious."

Julian Assange Arrested in London
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition
Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, was arrested on Thursday inside Ecuador's Embassy in London, where he had lived since 2012 under diplomatic protection. London's Metropolitan Police service said in a statement its officers were "invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum."

Julian Assange Arrested by British Police After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police Thursday after U.K. law enforcement officials were "invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorean government's withdrawal of asylum."

Julian Assange's Arrest Prompts International Outcry from Rights Activists, Gov'ts
Legal experts, human rights activists and several governments decried the arrest of co-founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange Thursday in London at the embassy of Ecuador, a South American country where he was granted asylum in 2012 by former President Rafael Correa.

Assange Arrest 'National Shame' and 'Historical Error,' Ecuador's Ex-Foreign Minister Says
Ecuador's Former Foreign Minister Guillaume Long issued a statement Thursday condemning the arrest of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy in the British capital London.

Saudi Coalition Airstrikes Kill 11 Yemeni Girls
Saudi coalition planes bombed the area next to a girls' school in Sanaa earlier today, killing at least 11 and injuring dozens more:

Cuban Doctors Attend to Venezuelan Oil Workers Amid US Blockade
Many Cuban doctors who are members of the "Barrio Adentro" mission are attending to the workers of the Electronic Corporation of Venezuela in order to help the people while they restore the Latin American nation´s power grid.

'Another Horrific Attack': US-Backed Saudi Coalition Bombs Yemen School, Killing Mostly Children
"President Trump, I urge you to sign the resolution Congress passed last week ending U.S. support for this conflict. Yemen needs humanitarian aid, not more bombs," tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders

World Demands Lula's Liberty on 1st Anniversary of Captivity
People are gathering all over the world to commemorate the first anniversary of the imprisonment of former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. The most revered leftist leader from Worker's Party (PT) in Brazil, was arrested last year on April 7 prior to the country's presidential election in 2018 which saw the victory of far-right Jair Bolsonaro.

Iran to blacklist U.S. military if Washington designates Guards as terrorists, lawmaker vows

Iran's Supreme Leader Tells Iraq To Push U.S. Troops Out As Soon As Possible

U.S. to designate elite Iranian force as terrorist organization

Pro-Trump Goon Arrested for Threatening to Kill Rep. Ilhan Omar

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

Flood of Comments Shows Public 'Utterly Repulsed' By Trump Plan to Take Food Stamps From 750,000 People
"This is a direct attack on the most vulnerable among us and this policy violence cannot go unchallenged," said Rev. William Barber

Theresa May's Appalling Legacy Will be the Destruction of the Good Friday Agreement
Her list of blunders is too long to repeat here but must include her decision to treat the outcome of the EU referendum as if it was a decisive choice by the British people. The near dead heat should have meant that the wishes of both sides would need to be accommodated to stop existing divisions widening.

Jamal Khashoggi's children get huge "blood money" payouts from Saudi Arabia, Washington Post reports
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has intelligence substantiating an assessment that the crown prince ordered the killing of the columnist, who regularly criticized the royal family and the future king in particular.

SYRIA: U.S clings to "regime change" fantasy by occupying Syrian territory and threatening economic warfare – Peter Ford
Ambassador James Jeffrey, the US special envoy for Syria, gave an under-reported press briefing on 25 March which made fairly plain the US strategy. Far from being sated with its demolition of ISIS and resigned to Assad's ‘victory', the US clearly clings to its desire to remove Assad and proposes to go about that through economic warfare and by maintaining a military presence using the pretext of ensuring the ‘enduring' defeat of ISIS.

Brazil's Bolsonaro: No Moving Embassy to Jerusalem
Brazil's President Bolsonaro says the country won't move its embassy to Jerusalem, but will open a trade and technology center there, like Hungary.

Reuters Confirms That Bolton Torpedoed the Hanoi Summit
An explosive report by Reuters confirms that John Bolton sabotaged the denuclearization talks between Kim Jong un and Donald Trump in Hanoi in February. According to a March 29 exclusive by journalists Lesley Wroughton and David Brunnstrom:

No More US Financial Aid for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador
President Donald Trump claims that Central American countries "haven't done a thing" for the United States.

US asks Chile to extradite arms dealer who sold weapons to Iraq... in deals ‘set up by CIA'
Washington has again shown that all is fair in war and business, calling for the extradition of a Chilean ex-arms dealer who sold cluster bombs to Iraq in the ‘80s, despite claims the CIA supported and approved the deals.

Trump says it's 'very important that OPEC increase the flow of oil' because prices are too high
President Donald Trump told OPEC on Thursday that its members should start pumping more oil, marking his second warning to the producer group this year as crude prices continue to rise.

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