2019-02-14: Social Media Postees

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AOC is Under Fire Because She is Right
Jesse Jackson | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-14
The big guns are out for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the charismatic first-term legislator from New York. In an apparent swipe at Ocasio-Cortez, Donald Trump used part of his rambling State of the Union address to say he was "alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country." Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz cited Ocasio-Cortez's support for…
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Odinist America? Germanic Paganism, US Capitalism & Millenial Socialism
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-14
Across the southern and midwestern United States, it is common at high school sporting events to see the players join hands in prayer. This tradition has even become the subject of court cases, as it violates the US Constitution for any public school or government institution to promote religion. Regardless, in many football fields and […] | The post Odinist America? Germanic Paganism, US Capitalism & Millenial Socialism appeared first on United World International…
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Russia Warns That US 'Humanitarian Aid' Is A Blatant Sham
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-14
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned that the United States 'humanitarian convoy' is a cover to prepare, from the Colombian town of Cucuta, a provocative act in Venezuela. | RELATED: | Cuba: US Planes Fly to Strategic Areas to Pressure Venezuela | "Let us not be deceived, or deceive others. A provocation, including with casualties, is being prepared under the guise of a humanitarian convoy. And it is needed as a pretext for a forceful action from outside. An…
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What Are Russia and Turkey Preparing for Syria? A Disagreement in Sochi
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-14
The 14thof February meeting in Sochi between the three Presidents (Russia, Turkey and Iran) is not expected to find solutions agreeable to all parties about the two main problem areas left in Syria: northeast Syria (Manbij to Qamishli/al-Hasaka), … | The post What Are Russia and Turkey Preparing for Syria? A Disagreement in Sochi appeared first on Global Research.
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Means of Control: Russia's Attempt to Hive Off the Internet
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-14
Such measures were always going to come on the heels, and heavily so, of the utopians. Where there is Internet Utopia, Dystopia follows with dedicated cynicism. Where there are untrammelled means of searching, there will be efforts to erect signposts, … | The post Means of Control: Russia's Attempt to Hive Off the Internet appeared first on Global Research.
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Doomsday Redux: the Most Dangerous Weapon Ever Rolls Off the Nuclear Assembly Line
James Carroll | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-14
Last month, the National Nuclear Security Administration (formerly the Atomic Energy Commission) announced that the first of a new generation of strategic nuclear weapons had rolled off the assembly line at its Pantex nuclear weapons plant in the panhandle of Texas. That warhead, the W76-2, is designed to be fitted to a submarine-launched Trident missile,…
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Union federation stages national strike in South Africa
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-14
Tens of thousands of workers participated in the walkout, bringing economic activity to a near standstill across the country.
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Stephen Cohen & Katrina vanden Heuvel: War with Russia?
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2019-02-14
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The Real Motive Behind the FBI Plan to Investigate Trump as a Russian Agent
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-13
Coverage of this episode by The New York Times and CNN further stigmatizes any dissent from new Cold War policy toward Russia, writes Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter Special to Consortium News The New York Times and CNN led media coverage last month of… Read more ?…
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What is Democratic Socialism and Does America Need to be "Protected" from Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez ?
David Schultz | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-13
What does it mean to be a Democratic Socialist and are Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez supporters such that Trump needs to protect us from them as he declared in his State of the Union speech? The simple answer is that historically democratic socialism meant democratic ownership and control of the means of production…
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What Swings the Swing Voter?
Les Leopold | commondreams.org | 2019-02-13
Progressive Populists account for 44.6 percent of the electorate according to this study. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Progressive politics is possible only if it rejects anti-communism
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-13
Trump's State of the Union address aimed to unite a right-wing base and drive a wedge between Democratic moderates and progressives and the entire anti-extreme right-wing alliance, just as the 2020 presidential campaign gets underway. Trump spoke before a dramatically changed political landscape marked by. a new Democratic House majority and after a humiliating government …
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How the Syrian Conflict Sparked the New Cold War?
Nauman Sadiq | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-13
In July 2003, Dr. David Kelly, a British weapons inspector who had disclosed to the media that Tony Blair's government's dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was "sexed up," was found dead in a public park a … | The post How the Syrian Conflict Sparked the New Cold War? appeared first on Global Research.
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Georgia Republican, Rep. Ferguson, proudly displays pro-slavery material in D.C
Cheston McGuire | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-13
WASHINGTON — This week, while members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) were in D.C. for the union's 2019 Legislative & Grassroots Mobilization Conference and Capitol Hill visits, several members were stunned to see a racist book open and on display in the Longworth office of Rep. Drew Ferguson of Georgia. "As a …
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Doomsday Redux: Mini-Nukes are the Most Dangerous Weapon to Ever Roll Off the Nuclear Assembly Line
James Carroll | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-13
It may seem counterintuitive to compare the manufacture of what's called a "mini-nuke" to the creation of the "super" almost six decades ago, but honestly, what meaning can "mini" really have when we're talking about nuclear war? | The post Doomsday Redux: Mini-Nukes are the Most Dangerous Weapon to Ever Roll Off the Nuclear Assembly Line appeared first on MintPress News.
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John Bolton Threatens Iran Over Debunked Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons
Jake Johnson | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-13
As Iranians this week mark the 40th anniversary of their country's 1979 revolution, President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton declared in a message to Iranian leaders on Monday that he doesn't think they will "have many more anniversaries to enjoy"–a comment that was immediately perceived as a direct threat of war. | In a video posted to the White House's official Twitter page on Monday, Bolton echoed false assertions and repeatedly debunked claims by the Trump that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and described the…
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'Thank you MSNBC!' Trump utters unfamiliar phrase after 'no collusion' broadcast
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-13
US President Donald Trump praised media nemesis MSNBC for airing a report on the results of the Senate Intel Committee investigation which found no evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russia during the election. | …
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Pentagon's 1st AI strategy vows to keep pace with Russia & China, wants help from tech
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-13
The Pentagon has issued its first AI strategy, where it pleads with tech giants to help boost military capabilities and catch up with Russia and China in developing artificial intelligence for military purposes. | …
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US senators re-introduce Russian sanctions 'bill from hell'
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-13
A group of senators have introduced a bill suggesting a wide range of sanctions against Russia. | …
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Bit to the right! Nuclear war contingency plane damaged in hangar mishap
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-13
A US Navy aircraft used to maintain strategic communications in the event of a nuclear attack was disabled when its tail clipped the door of the hangar while being towed out last week. Repairs could cost millions. | …
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Black Critics of Kamala Harris and Cory Booker Push Back Against Claims That They're Russian "Bots"
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-02-13
Angela Rye and Joy Reid have speculated that American descendants of slaves using the hashtag "ADOS" to critique Harris and Booker are Russian bots. | The post Black Critics of Kamala Harris and Cory Booker Push Back Against Claims That They're Russian "Bots" appeared first on The Intercept.
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Red Cross, UN Slam Denounce Use of 'Politicized' Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela
Paul Dobson | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-12
USAID is an arm of the US State Department and has been involved in a number of scandals in recent years which have led to its expulsion from Russia for political meddling and Bolivia for conspiracy. | The post Red Cross, UN Slam Denounce Use of 'Politicized' Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela appeared first on MintPress News.
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The World's Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon Just Rolled Off the Assembly Line
James Carroll | thenation.com | 2019-02-12
The World's Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon Just Rolled Off the Assembly Line…
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(Another) Mockery of Justice in Russia
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-12
Oyub Titiev, a Chechen human rights activist, has been behind bars for more than 13 months on bogus drug charges and his trial is now drawing to a close. Today, the defense filed its last motion, and the judge declined it — just as she has declined all other defense motions. | Oyub Titiev at the Shali court in Chechnya, February 12, 2019. | © 2019 Tanya Lokshina/Human Rights Watch | When Oyub's trial began last summer, we had little, if any, expectations for a fair hearing. A man jailed by Chechen authorities in…
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Greenwald: How Can Democrats Support Trump's Push for Regime Change to Seize Venezuela's Oil?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-11
The U.S. and Russia have proposed opposing draft resolutions at the U.N. Security Council as the leadership crisis in Venezuela deepens. The U.S. is calling for elections in Venezuela and for international aid deliveries to be allowed to enter the country. The Russians called out international intervention in the affairs of Venezuela and the threat of foreign military action. The Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro is accusing the United States of attempting to stage a coup. We speak to The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald about the actions of Washington and of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
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Thailand: Bahraini Footballer Goes Home to Australia
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-11
| (New York) — Thailand has freed a Bahraini refugee football player threatened with extradition since November 2018 following global pressure from athletes, sports federations, and rights groups, Human Rights Watch said today. | On February 11, 2019, Thai prosecutors dropped their extradition case against Hakeem Al-Araibi, sought by…
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WFTU condemns intervention against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-10
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing 95 million workers of the five continents as well as the world class-oriented labor movement, strongly rejects the attempted coup d'état against the legitimate government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | This interference, orchestrated by the US government, NATO and the EU and executed by the representatives of the transnationals and monopolies in the country, constitutes a flagrant violation of the most elementary rules of internati…
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Don't Expect Rulers of Nuclear-Armed Nations to Accept Nuclear Disarmament―Unless They're Pushed to Do So
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-02-07
At the beginning of February 2019, the two leading nuclear powers took an official step toward resumption of the nuclear arms race. On February 1, the U.S. government, charging Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, announced that it would pull out of the agreement and develop new intermediate-range missiles banned by it. Read…
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Either Washington or Venezuela, Savage Capitalism or Socialism: A Conversation with Luis Britto Garcia
Cira Pascual Marquina — Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-05
In this exclusive interview with Venezuelanalysis, an acclaimed writer and committed Bolivarian talks about the short and long term defense of Venezuela's sovereignty.
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Palestinian Professors' Unions Urge Pitzer College to Uphold Faculty Vote to Suspend Study Abroad with Complicit Israeli Institutions
PACBI | bdsmovement.net | 2019-02-05
Palestinian Professors' Unions Urge Pitzer College to Uphold Faculty Vote to Suspend Study Abroad with Complicit Israeli Institutions: Open LetterThe Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) urges Pitzer College to stand by an overwhelming majority of its faculty refusing to be complicit in Israel's denial of Palestinian rights and its blatan…
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Moral Depravity Defines U.S. Politics
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. These were virtually ignored in the campaign rhetoric and general coverage…
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Paul Manafort in Ukraine
Brendan Oswald | progressive.org | 2019-02-01
An adventure that wrecked a country.
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As Nations Get Ready for Nuclear War, Their Governments Work to Create the Illusion of Safety
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-01-24
Ever since the U.S. atomic bombings of Japanese cities in August 1945, a specter has haunted the world‚Äïthe specter of nuclear annihilation. The latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issued on January 24, reminds us that the prospect of nuclear catastrophe remains all too real. Citing the extraordinary danger of nuclear disaster, Read…
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