2019-04-19: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2019-04-19). Headlines for April 19, 2019. democracynow.org Mueller Report Shows No Trump-Russia Conspiracy But Leaves Open Question of Obstruction, Trump Admin to Spend $40 Million on New Immigration Detention Camps, Central American Migrants Claim Assault by Mexican Authorities, ACLU Warns of "Fascist Militia" Holding Migrant Border Crossers at Gunpoint, Nicaragua Bans Anti-Government Protests, Arresting Dozens, Mali's Government Resigns as Protesters Condemn Ethnic Violence, Sudan: Mass Protests Demand Civilian Rule After Omar al-Bashir's Ouster, Bangladeshi Teen Burned to Death After Reporting Sexual Assault, Saudi Court Suspends Hearing for 11 Women's Rights Activist…

teleSUR (2019-04-19). Venezuela's Arreaza Decries Ecuador's Persecution of Patiño. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza condemned the Ecuadorean government's lawsuit against former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño. | RELATED: | Ecuador Issues Interpol Red Notice on Ex-Foreign Minister, Critic of Assange Arrest | "The persecution against leaders of the Citizen Revolution in Ecuador has been constituted…

Staff (2019-04-19). Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela. therealnews.com The island nations of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, have become increasingly divided as the Trump administration is working to win the back and oppose the Maduro government in Venezuela. Jeb Sprague discusses the development and what it means for the region…

Eds. (2019-04-19). U.S. aggression against Venezuela and how do you "eat" that. mronline.org "Each number presented here corresponds to the face of a Venezuelan woman, a man, a boy, a girl. It is not only about the economic impact on imports or production, it is about the impact that these economic aggressions have on the guarantee of the human rights of each Venezuelan" —Pasqualina Curcio, The Impact of […] | Source

Bill Blum (2019-04-19). Five Critical Takeaways From the Mueller Report. truthdig.com After nearly two years of waiting, we have a redacted version of the report of special counsel Robert Mueller. A searchable copy can be found and examined here. | The report is 448 pages long and is divided into two volumes. Volume I, in the words of the report, "describes the factual results of the Special Counsel's investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and its interactions with the Trump Campaign." If you are concer…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-04-19). Mueller report: "Miners for Trump" rally in Pittsburgh was a fake. peoplesworld.org PITTSBURGH—Remember going to a "Miners for Trump" rally in downtown Pittsburgh, a month before the November 2016 general election? If you did, you were fooled by a Russian fake. A poster for the Oct. 2, 2016 rally, featuring a miner on a coal-black background wearing a headlamp-lit hard hat, illustrates the wide range of Russian-generated …

Staff (2019-04-19). Mueller Report: A Battle Over Maintaining 'Imperial Hegemony' (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com Gerald Horne and Kamau Franklin discuss the Mueller Report, Russiagate, and whether alleged Russian interference in the U.S. elections is actually significant…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-19). The Mueller Report: Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston on Trump-Russia Ties, Obstruction & More. democracynow.org The Justice Department has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia and President Trump's attempts to impede the special counsel's investigation. The report states the campaign "expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts," but Mueller concluded, "the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." Mueller also outlined…

John Bachtell (2019-04-19). Crossroads: Saving humanity and nature requires global unity against extreme right. peoplesworld.org People and planet are at a crossroads: Humanity faces existential threats from the climate and ecological crises and militarization and nuclear war. Environmental, economic, and societal disruption on an unprecedented scale will have to be decisively dealt with over the next few decades to avoid catastrophic consequences. The global capitalist system has created unsustainable contradictions …

Rick Nagin (2019-04-19). Which has failed—capitalism or socialism? peoplesworld.org Although nearly every issue of The Wall Street Journal tries to combat growing public support for socialism, this only proves that Marx and Engels got at least one thing right when they wrote in the Communist Manifesto that the specter of communism continually haunts the ruling class. The latest foray in the Journal's campaign is …

Lev Golinkin (2019-04-19). Ukraine's Upcoming Election Pits a Deeply Unpopular President Against a TV Comedian. thenation.com Ukraine's Upcoming Election Pits a Deeply Unpopular President Against a TV Comedian…

Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis (2019-04-19). The Commune is the Supreme Expression of Participatory Democracy: A Conversation with Anacaona Marin of El Panal Commune. venezuelanalysis.com In this interview, VA talks with a member of the Alexis Vive Patriotic Force, an organization based in the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas that has worked to build one of Venezuela's flagship urban communes.

John McEvoy (2019-04-19). Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system. thecanary.co On 9 April, The Canary published an on-the-ground article looking at the state of Venezuela's health service. It challenged the corporate media's general representation … | Read more Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system | By John McEvoy

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

Ed Rampell (2019-04-19). "Red Joan," Promising a Soviet Spy Thriller, Underdelivers. progressive.org A the height of the Cold War, five members of Britain's nuclear program passed secrets along to the USSR.

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

Nicky Reid (2019-04-19). The Strange Success of Russiagate. counterpunch.org It was the popcorn fart heard round the world. After two years of the vilest Russophobic hysteria seen since McCarthy was hauled off to a laughing academy in a straight-jacket, Robert Mueller, patron saint of butt-hurt Dems and indefinite Muslim detention, came to a conclusion on Russiagate only stunning to those of us who don't More

unitedEditor (2019-04-19). What we know so far from the Mueller Report. uwidata.com On Thursday, Special Attorney Robert Mueller's report on alleged "Russian interference" in the 2016 US elections was finally published, albeit partially censored. The report contains information on an investigation into the Donald Trump campaign's alleged connection with Russian authorities, as well as the possible methods of Russian influence in the elections. The document was submitted …

Ruth Conniff (2019-04-19). The Mueller Report Shows How Bad Trump Is. Now What? progressive.org To get too caught up in Russian interference and the unfairness of the American electoral system is to overlook Trump's power, and to risk not learning the lessons of his popularity.

Staff (2019-04-19). No More Excuses. Donald Trump Must Be Impeached. truthout.org Over the course of more than 400 scalding pages, the Mueller report details the parallel and often cooperative course traveled by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the sophisticated Russian operation devoted to his victory. Mueller's report also lays out the myriad ways Trump obstructed justice through his ham-fisted attem…

Staff (2019-04-19). Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston on the Mueller Report. truthout.org The Justice Department has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia and President Trump's attempts to impede the special counsel's investigation. The report states the campaign "expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts," but Mueller concluded, "the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." Mueller also outli…

Renee Parsons (2019-04-19). Bernie Sanders and the Nuclear-capable F35s. "The Most Expensive Weapon in US History" globalresearch.ca Fresh off what the MSM is celebrating as a surprise victory for a Bernie Town Hall on Fox News, lurking in the background is his inexplicable support over the years for basing the highly controversial F35 at the Burlington International …

Staff (2019-04-19). The ICC Shows Colonialism Still Thrives in International Law. truthout.org On April 5, the United States revoked the visa of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, for her attempts to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by the U.S. in Afghanistan. A week later, judges at the ICC rejected Bensouda's request to open a probe into U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. | While rights advocates condemned this mov…

The Conversation (2019-04-19). By Not Investigating the U.S. For War Crimes, the International Criminal Court Shows Colonialism Still Thrives in International Law. globalresearch.ca On April 5, the United States revoked the visa of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, for her attempts to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by the U.S. in Afghanistan. A week later, …

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

RT (2019-04-19). BuzzFeed looks for Mueller report 'hoaxes & spin,' gets served with its own conspiracy theories. rt.com BuzzFeed says it's watching out for fake news and partisan spin surrounding Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' report. Readers sent in prime examples — BuzzFeed's own 'scoops' on the Steele dossier and Michael Cohen.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-04-19). Watchdog Sounds Alarm Over Regulatory Capture as New Reporting Shows Nuclear Plants Unprepared for Climate Crisis. commondreams.org "We do not have an independent regulator that is heeding its mandate to protect public health and safety first." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-04-19). Let's hear out Assange? US intelligence veterans say Mueller failed to prove 'Russian hacking'. rt.com A group of veteran intelligence professionals have warned that the Mueller report contains no proof to back up claims of 'Russian hacking' and said WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange might shed some light on it.

RT (2019-04-19). MSM defends 'extremely accurate' Russiagate coverage despite Mueller report. rt.com Even with the 'Russian collusion' narrative buried by the Mueller report, some mainstream journalists have come out to claim their anti-Trump coverage was backed up by the report. Were they reading a different report? |

Real News Network (2019-04-19). Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela. indybay.org See below for an interview on the Trump administration's attempts to gather support in the Caribbean region for its terror campaign against Venezuela.

RT (2019-04-19). 'It was collusion, buy my book': #Resistance journalist has 453-tweet meltdown over Mueller report. rt.com The Mueller report left some of President Donald Trump's conduct up for debate, but clearly stated no collusion with Russia took place. Not for one journalist, who launched a Twitter crusade to prove otherwise…with 453 tweets. |

WSWS (2019-04-19). Mueller report re-ignites political warfare in Washington. wsws.org Congressional Democrats and their media backers are seeking to use the findings of the investigation to boost their right-wing anti-Russia campaign.

Kevin Gosztola (2019-04-19). On WikiLeaks Email Releases, Mueller Team Ignored Findings Of Former US Intelligence Officials. shadowproof.com Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on an investigation into alleged Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election does not confirm, without a doubt, that Russian intelligence agents or individuals tied to Russian intelligence agencies passed on emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign to WikiLeaks. | Mueller's team highlighted statements from WikiLeaks on Twitter about former Democratic National Committee (DNC) staff member Seth Rich, which seemed to relate to the alleged source of emails and documents the organization published. Yet, more explicit claims from WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Ass…

Joshua Frank (2019-04-19). Top 20 Mueller Report "Findings" counterpunch.org There are a few things stand out as the most relevant in Robert Mueller's Special Council report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, which was released in redacted form on Thursday. After consuming as much of the report as a sane person possibly can (I'm attempting to save you the trouble), here are what I see as the more important Mueller finds. More

Staff (2019-04-18). Is Trump for Detente or Militarism? — RAI with Stephen Cohen (2/5). therealnews.com Trump's stated aim is to reduce tensions with Russia, but is it motivated by peaceful objectives or is it preparations for aggression towards Iran and China — Stephen Cohen joins host Paul Jay for a spirited discussion on Reality Asserts Itself…

Staff (2019-04-18). Black Alliance For Peace Revives Black Anti-War Tradition (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com The US has been at war in the Middle East for 28 years, starting with Operation Desert Storm in Iraq, then into Afghanistan, Syria, and now we are learning of military bases, operations, and troops in African nations…

John McEvoy (2019-04-18). The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela. Here's what we saw. thecanary.co This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela speaking to parts of the … | Read more The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela. Here's what we saw. | By John McEvoy

Democracy Now! (2019-04-18). Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a "Huge Gift" & Possibly the 2020 Election. democracynow.org As Attorney General William Barr releases Robert Mueller's long-anticipated report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky about what he sees as the political perils of "Russiagate."

Mark Gruenberg (2019-04-18). Barr's claims vs. Mueller's facts: The Trump-Russia saga isn't over yet. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Skepticism from Congress and legal analysts about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian disruption of the 2016 presidential election, and then GOP-nominee Donald Trump's role in the saga, means the story isn't over yet. And that's even after Attorney General William Barr, whom now-President Trump chose, repeatedly declared at an April 18 press conference, …

Eds. (2019-04-18). Ecosocialism: For a fighting ecological trade-unionism. mronline.org How can we reconcile social struggle and environmental struggle? This question poses problems for trade unionists. | Source

Stephen Lendman (2019-04-18). "Militarized Capitalism": Trump Regime Hardliners Want Venezuela to Become Another Honduras. globalresearch.ca Under US installed rule, Honduras is Latin America's death squad capital. Anthropologist Adrienne Pine calls horrific abuses in the country "invisible genocide." | Other than active war theaters, Honduras is "the most violent country on the planet," she earlier said, its …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-18). Headlines for April 18, 2019. democracynow.org Attorney General Barr to Release Redacted Mueller Report, John Bolton Praises Monroe Doctrine as U.S. Sanctions Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, New U.S. Sanctions to Target Remittances & Companies Doing Business in Cuba, North Korea Tests New Weapon, Rejects Role of U.S. Secretary of State, Trump Administration to End Reporting on Size of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, Former Peruvian President Alan García Dies by Suicide as Police Move In, Teen Who Threatened Colorado Schools Dead of Self-Inflicted Gunshot, Philadelphia DA Clears Path for Mumia Abu-Jamal to Appeal Murder Conviction, New York Grants Parole to Brink's Heist Ge…

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

Peter Koenig (2019-04-18). Is the United States Giving up on Its Project in Venezuela? mintpressnews.com Juan Guaido was never able to mobilize the crowds as Washington expected. Guaido, a US lackey in the first place, lacks any charisma. He does not appeal even to the majority of Venezuela's opposition. So, he is a dead horse. Bad choice by Washington.

Chris Gilbert ‚Äê Monthly Review Online (2019-04-18). Defending Venezuela: Two Approaches. venezuelanalysis.com Chris Gilbert argues that solidarity movements defending Venezuela's sovereignty should also engage with the revolutionary proposals of the Bolivarian process.

United Nations (2019-04-18). 'Foreign children' in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official. un.org Help is needed urgently from the international community to help some 2,500 apparently stateless "foreign children" at a camp for the displaced, in north-east Syria, a top UN official said on Thursday.

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

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-18). With Russia and China Now in its Sights, US Army to Spend $50B on New Stuff. mintpressnews.com As with any kind of change of priorities or new projects taken on by the military, defense contractors will be soon scrambling for a piece of the pie, as will the folks on the Hill looking to bring the pork home to their states and districts.

Joan Walsh (2019-04-18). In William Barr, Donald Trump Has Finally Found His Roy Cohn. thenation.com In William Barr, Donald Trump Has Finally Found His Roy Cohn…

Consortiumnews (2019-04-18). The 'Guccifer 2.0' Gaps in Mueller's Full Report. consortiumnews.com Like Team Mueller's indictment last July of Russian agents, the full report reveals questions about Wikileaks' role that much of the media has been ignoring, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News As official Washington pores over… Read more →

2019-04-19: Social Media Postees

Venezuela's Arreaza Decries Ecuador's Persecution of Patiño
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-19
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza condemned the Ecuadorean government's lawsuit against former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño. | RELATED: | Ecuador Issues Interpol Red Notice on Ex-Foreign Minister, Critic of Assange Arrest | "The persecution against leaders of the Citizen Revolution in Ecuador has been constituted…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelas-Arrea…

Ukraine's Upcoming Election Pits a Deeply Unpopular President Against a TV Comedian
Lev Golinkin | thenation.com | 2019-04-19
Ukraine's Upcoming Election Pits a Deeply Unpopular President Against a TV Comedian…
thenation.com/article/ukraine-presidenti…

U.S. aggression against Venezuela and how do you "eat" that
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-04-19
"Each number presented here corresponds to the face of a Venezuelan woman, a man, a boy, a girl. It is not only about the economic impact on imports or production, it is about the impact that these economic aggressions have on the guarantee of the human rights of each Venezuelan" –Pasqualina Curcio, The Impact of […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/19/u-s-aggression-a…

Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
The island nations of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, have become increasingly divided as the Trump administration is working to win the back and oppose the Maduro government in Venezuela. Jeb Sprague discusses the development and what it means for the region…
therealnews.com/stories/trump-administra…

The Commune is the Supreme Expression of Participatory Democracy: A Conversation with Anacaona Marin of El Panal Commune
Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-19
In this interview, VA talks with a member of the Alexis Vive Patriotic Force, an organization based in the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas that has worked to build one of Venezuela's flagship urban communes.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14435

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

Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-19
On 9 April, The Canary published an on-the-ground article looking at the state of Venezuela's health service. It challenged the corporate media's general representation … | Read more Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/19/two-doctors-speak-exclusively-to-the-canary-about-venezuelas-health-system/

"Red Joan," Promising a Soviet Spy Thriller, Underdelivers
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2019-04-19
A the height of the Cold War, five members of Britain's nuclear program passed secrets along to the USSR.
progressive.org/dispatches/red-joan-ramp…

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

The Strange Success of Russiagate
Nicky Reid | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
It was the popcorn fart heard round the world. After two years of the vilest Russophobic hysteria seen since McCarthy was hauled off to a laughing academy in a straight-jacket, Robert Mueller, patron saint of butt-hurt Dems and indefinite Muslim detention, came to a conclusion on Russiagate only stunning to those of us who don't…
counterpunch.org/2019/04/19/the-strange-…

Mueller Report: A Battle Over Maintaining 'Imperial Hegemony' (Pt 1/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
Gerald Horne and Kamau Franklin discuss the Mueller Report, Russiagate, and whether alleged Russian interference in the U.S. elections is actually significant…
therealnews.com/stories/mueller-report-a…

On WikiLeaks Email Releases, Mueller Team Ignored Findings Of Former US Intelligence Officials
Kevin Gosztola | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-19
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on an investigation into alleged Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election does not confirm, without a doubt, that Russian intelligence agents or individuals tied to Russian intelligence agencies passed on emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign to WikiLeaks. | Mueller's team highlighted statements from WikiLeaks on Twitter about former Democratic National Committee (DNC) staff member Seth Rich, which seemed to relate to the alleged source of emails and documents the organization published. Yet, more explicit claims from WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Ass…
shadowproof.com/2019/04/19/on-wikileaks-…

The Mueller Report: Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston on Trump-Russia Ties, Obstruction & More
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-19
The Justice Department has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia and President Trump's attempts to impede the special counsel's investigation. The report states the campaign "expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts," but Mueller concluded, "the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." Mueller also outlined…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/19/the_muell…

The Mueller Report Shows How Bad Trump Is. Now What?
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2019-04-19
To get too caught up in Russian interference and the unfairness of the American electoral system is to overlook Trump's power, and to risk not learning the lessons of his popularity.
progressive.org/dispatches/mueller-repor…

What we know so far from the Mueller Report
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-19
On Thursday, Special Attorney Robert Mueller's report on alleged "Russian interference" in the 2016 US elections was finally published, albeit partially censored. The report contains information on an investigation into the Donald Trump campaign's alleged connection with Russian authorities, as well as the possible methods of Russian influence in the elections. The document was submitted …
uwidata.com/3154-what-we-know-so-far-fro…

Mueller report: "Miners for Trump" rally in Pittsburgh was a fake
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-19
PITTSBURGH–Remember going to a "Miners for Trump" rally in downtown Pittsburgh, a month before the November 2016 general election? If you did, you were fooled by a Russian fake. A poster for the Oct. 2, 2016 rally, featuring a miner on a coal-black background wearing a headlamp-lit hard hat, illustrates the wide range of Russian-generated …
peoplesworld.org/article/mueller-report-…

Top 20 Mueller Report "Findings"
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2019-04-19
There are a few things stand out as the most relevant in Robert Mueller's Special Council report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, which was released in redacted form on Thursday. After consuming as much of the report as a sane person possibly can (I'm attempting to save you the trouble), here are what I see as the more important Mueller finds.
counterpunch.org/2019/04/19/top-20-muell…

Five Critical Takeaways From the Mueller Report
Bill Blum | truthdig.com | 2019-04-19
After nearly two years of waiting, we have a redacted version of the report of special counsel Robert Mueller. A searchable copy can be found and examined here. | The report is 448 pages long and is divided into two volumes. Volume I, in the words of the report, "describes the factual results of the Special Counsel's investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and its interactions with the Trump Campaign." If you are concer…
truthdig.com/articles/five-critical-take…

No More Excuses. Donald Trump Must Be Impeached
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-19
Over the course of more than 400 scalding pages, the Mueller report details the parallel and often cooperative course traveled by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the sophisticated Russian operation devoted to his victory. Mueller's report also lays out the myriad ways Trump obstructed justice through his ham-fisted attem…
truthout.org/articles/no-more-excuses-do…

Glenn Greenwald vs. David Cay Johnston on the Mueller Report
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-19
The Justice Department has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia and President Trump's attempts to impede the special counsel's investigation. The report states the campaign "expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts," but Mueller concluded, "the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." Mueller also outli…
truthout.org/video/glenn-greenwald-vs-da…

Bernie Sanders and the Nuclear-capable F35s. "The Most Expensive Weapon in US History"
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
Fresh off what the MSM is celebrating as a surprise victory for a Bernie Town Hall on Fox News, lurking in the background is his inexplicable support over the years for basing the highly controversial F35 at the Burlington International …
globalresearch.ca/bernie-and-the-nuclear…

Crossroads: Saving humanity and nature requires global unity against extreme right
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-19
People and planet are at a crossroads: Humanity faces existential threats from the climate and ecological crises and militarization and nuclear war. Environmental, economic, and societal disruption on an unprecedented scale will have to be decisively dealt with over the next few decades to avoid catastrophic consequences. The global capitalist system has created unsustainable contradictions …
peoplesworld.org/article/crossroads-savi…

Which has failed–capitalism or socialism?
Rick Nagin | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-19
Although nearly every issue of The Wall Street Journal tries to combat growing public support for socialism, this only proves that Marx and Engels got at least one thing right when they wrote in the Communist Manifesto that the specter of communism continually haunts the ruling class. The latest foray in the Journal's campaign is …
peoplesworld.org/article/which-has-faile…

The ICC Shows Colonialism Still Thrives in International Law
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-04-19
On April 5, the United States revoked the visa of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, for her attempts to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by the U.S. in Afghanistan. A week later, judges at the ICC rejected Bensouda's request to open a probe into U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. | While rights advocates condemned this mov…
truthout.org/articles/the-icc-shows-colo…

By Not Investigating the U.S. For War Crimes, the International Criminal Court Shows Colonialism Still Thrives in International Law
The Conversation | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-19
On April 5, the United States revoked the visa of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, for her attempts to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by the U.S. in Afghanistan. A week later, …
globalresearch.ca/by-not-investigating-t…

Let's hear out Assange? US intelligence veterans say Mueller failed to prove 'Russian hacking'
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-19
A group of veteran intelligence professionals have warned that the Mueller report contains no proof to back up claims of 'Russian hacking' and said WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange might shed some light on it. | …
rt.com/usa/456964-mueller-assange-intell…

Watchdog Sounds Alarm Over Regulatory Capture as New Reporting Shows Nuclear Plants Unprepared for Climate Crisis
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-04-19
"We do not have an independent regulator that is heeding its mandate to protect public health and safety first." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/04/19/watchdo…

MSM defends 'extremely accurate' Russiagate coverage despite Mueller report
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-19
Even with the 'Russian collusion' narrative buried by the Mueller report, some mainstream journalists have come out to claim their anti-Trump coverage was backed up by the report. Were they reading a different report? | …
rt.com/usa/457039-cnn-mueller-report-cov…

BuzzFeed looks for Mueller report 'hoaxes & spin,' gets served with its own conspiracy theories
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-19
BuzzFeed says it's watching out for fake news and partisan spin surrounding Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' report. Readers sent in prime examples — BuzzFeed's own 'scoops' on the Steele dossier and Michael Cohen. | …
rt.com/usa/457009-buzzfeed-mueller-hoaxe…

Trump Administration Working to Divide Caribbean Against Venezuela
Real News Network | indybay.org | 2019-04-19
See below for an interview on the Trump administration's attempts to gather support in the Caribbean region for its terror campaign against Venezuela.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/19/1882282…

Nicaragua Calls for Unity in the Face of Unilateral US Sanctions
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-19
Simferopol, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Strengthening Latin American and Caribbean integration and unity is a must today to withstand increased U.S. unilateral sanctions against Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, a minister of the latter nation underscored on Friday.
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'It was collusion, buy my book': #Resistance journalist has 453-tweet meltdown over Mueller report
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-19
The Mueller report left some of President Donald Trump's conduct up for debate, but clearly stated no collusion with Russia took place. Not for one journalist, who launched a Twitter crusade to prove otherwise…with 453 tweets. | …
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Mueller report re-ignites political warfare in Washington
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-19
Congressional Democrats and their media backers are seeking to use the findings of the investigation to boost their right-wing anti-Russia campaign.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/19/muel…

Is Trump for Detente or Militarism? — RAI with Stephen Cohen (2/5)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-18
Trump's stated aim is to reduce tensions with Russia, but is it motivated by peaceful objectives or is it preparations for aggression towards Iran and China — Stephen Cohen joins host Paul Jay for a spirited discussion on Reality Asserts Itself…
therealnews.com/stories/is-trump-for-det…

Black Alliance For Peace Revives Black Anti-War Tradition (Pt 1/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-18
The US has been at war in the Middle East for 28 years, starting with Operation Desert Storm in Iraq, then into Afghanistan, Syria, and now we are learning of military bases, operations, and troops in African nations…
therealnews.com/stories/black-alliance-f…

Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a "Huge Gift" & Possibly the 2020 Election
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-18
As Attorney General William Barr releases Robert Mueller's long-anticipated report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky about what he sees as the political perils of "Russiagate."
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/18/chomsky_b…

"Militarized Capitalism": Trump Regime Hardliners Want Venezuela to Become Another Honduras
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
Under US installed rule, Honduras is Latin America's death squad capital. Anthropologist Adrienne Pine calls horrific abuses in the country "invisible genocide." | Other than active war theaters, Honduras is "the most violent country on the planet," she earlier said, its …
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Is the United States Giving up on Its Project in Venezuela?
Peter Koenig | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-18
Juan Guaido was never able to mobilize the crowds as Washington expected. Guaido, a US lackey in the first place, lacks any charisma. He does not appeal even to the majority of Venezuela's opposition. So, he is a dead horse. Bad choice by Washington.
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Who are Venezuela's colectivos?
Federico Fuentes | mronline.org | 2019-04-18
The media calls them armed thugs and US Senator Marco Rubio wants them put on the terrorist list, but who are Venezuela's colectivos (collectives)? Green Left Weekly's Federico Fuentes met with some of them to find out. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/04/18/who-are-venezuel…

The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela. Here's what we saw
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
This is the latest in The Canary's series of on-the-ground articles from Venezuela. The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela speaking to parts of the … | Read more The Canary spent three weeks in Venezuela. Here's what we saw. | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/18/the-canary-spent-three-weeks-in-venezuela-heres-what-we-saw/

US Sanctions Venezuela's Central Bank
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-18
The latest sanctions are meant to limit Venezuela's access to US dollars.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14434

Defending Venezuela: Two Approaches
Chris Gilbert ‚Äê Monthly Review Online | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-18
Chris Gilbert argues that solidarity movements defending Venezuela's sovereignty should also engage with the revolutionary proposals of the Bolivarian process.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14433

Irish socialists to commemorate revolutionary republic
| workers.org | 2019-04-18
On Aug. 26, 1921, the bakery and mills in Bruree, County Limerick, were occupied by workers and claimed as Bruree Workers Soviet Mills. "If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle, unless you set about the organization of the Socialist Republic your efforts . . . | Continue reading Irish socialists to commemorate revolutionary republic at Workers.org
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Displaced Syrians Returning from Refugee Camps in Jordan
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-18
Displaced Syrians in refugee camps in Jordan continue to return to their country through Nassib — Jaber border crossing after their towns and villages were cleaned from the US-sponsored terrorists.. | Yesterday's batch of returning families was mostly of women and …
globalresearch.ca/displaced-syrians-retu…

'Foreign children' in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official
United Nations | un.org | 2019-04-18
Help is needed urgently from the international community to help some 2,500 apparently stateless "foreign children" at a camp for the displaced, in north-east Syria, a top UN official said on Thursday.
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Barr's claims vs. Mueller's facts: The Trump-Russia saga isn't over yet
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-04-18
WASHINGTON–Skepticism from Congress and legal analysts about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian disruption of the 2016 presidential election, and then GOP-nominee Donald Trump's role in the saga, means the story isn't over yet. And that's even after Attorney General William Barr, whom now-President Trump chose, repeatedly declared at an April 18 press conference, …
peoplesworld.org/article/barrs-claims-vs…

With Russia and China Now in its Sights, US Army to Spend $50B on New Stuff
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-18
As with any kind of change of priorities or new projects taken on by the military, defense contractors will be soon scrambling for a piece of the pie, as will the folks on the Hill looking to bring the pork home to their states and districts.
mintpressnews.com/with-russia-and-china-…

The 'Guccifer 2.0' Gaps in Mueller's Full Report
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-18
Like Team Mueller's indictment last July of Russian agents, the full report reveals questions about Wikileaks' role that much of the media has been ignoring, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News As official Washington pores over… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/18/the-guccif…

In William Barr, Donald Trump Has Finally Found His Roy Cohn
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2019-04-18
In William Barr, Donald Trump Has Finally Found His Roy Cohn…
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Millionaires declare themselves to be a minority group
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-04-18
Lord Alan Sugar has become the only celebrity/politician/millionaire brave enough to speak out against mild socialism: I have to do it no one else … | Read more Millionaires declare themselves to be a minority group | By John Shafthauer…
thecanary.co/off-the-perch/2019/04/18/millionaires-declare-themselves-to-be-a-minority-group/