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  • Veterans Ask Barbara Lee to Speak Out for Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange
    Worried constituents in Oakland are wondering, “Does Barbara Lee still speak for me?” “Lee recently voted to approve a $17 billion increase in military spending.” Veterans for Peace has issued a press release in support of both Wikileaks founder Julian … The post Veterans Ask Barbara Lee to Speak Out for Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • World’s Most Creepy Places: Tourism for Thrill-seekers
    For most tourists, the ultimate dream is being on vacation with a light breeze and a golden beach near the warm sea. While some dream of the boundless beauty of alpine meadows and stunningly beautiful waterfalls, others can’t imagine their vacation without a bit of adrenaline, in pursuit of which they venture to mountains or conquer rapid rivers. ... ...
  • Pranksters Trick Kosovo ‘PM’ Into Wishing ‘Vovan Lexusov’ Luck in Ukraine Vote
    Vladimir 'Vovan' Kuznetsov and Alexei 'Lexus' Stoliarov, a pair of Russian radio hosts known for their telephone trolling of politicians from around the world, have struck again, this time targeting Ramush Haradinaj, the 'prime minister' of the Serbian breakaway region of Kosovo, whose sovereignty is not recognised by Russia or Ukraine. ... ...
  • New Trial Evidence Suggests Government Colluded with Monsanto
    I once read an interview with legendary fiction writer Stephen King in which he told the interviewer that he simply reads the newspaper to get ideas for his novels, declaring that truth was far scarier than fiction. After reading about … The post New Trial Evidence Suggests Government Colluded with Monsanto appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Everyone Could Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem Except Palestinian Christians
    Thousands of Christian followers of the Orthodox and Catholic faiths from all over the world gathering at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City celebrated Easter Holy Saturday with the emergence of the holy fire from the … The post Everyone Could Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem Except Palestinian Christians appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Military Council Head Confirms Sudan’s Ex-President in Prison – Reports
    Sudan's former President Omar Bashir was the president for almost 30 years. In mid-April, he was detained by the country's military and transferred to a maximum security prison in Khartoum. According to the latest reports, huge amounts of cash were found in his residence, which may have served as the basis for the corruption charges against him. ... ...
  • Parliament listens to report of Public Freedoms Committee
    SANAA, April 21 (Saba) - The Parliament at its meeting on Sunday listened to a part of the report of the Committee on Public Freedoms and Human Rights on its study and review of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. ... ...
  • California’s Top Wildlife Officials Vote to Oppose Trump’s War on Wolves
    The California Fish and Game Commission today voted to formally oppose the Trump administration’s proposal to end federal wolf protection across the country. “We commend the Fish and Game Commission for taking a stand against the Trump administration’s assault on … The post California’s Top Wildlife Officials Vote to Oppose Trump’s War on Wolves appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • US Envoy to Poland Lambasted Over ‘Provocation’ for Wishing Happy Passover
    A diplomatic scandal recently erupted between Israel and Poland after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that some Poles had collaborated with Nazi invaders during the Holocaust. His statement came in response to a law being adopted, forbidding Poland's population from being blamed for Nazi crimes. ... ...
  • At Least 200 Killed, Hundreds Injured In Sri Lanka Bombings
    At least 130 people have been killed in coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka that targeted luxury hotels and churches, as people gathered for Easter services. ... ...
  • From ‘Little House’ to Libertarianism: Rose Wilder Lane’s Troublemaking Life
    Cartoonist Peter Bagge takes on the life of another independent woman in Credo, his biography of pioneering libertarian Rose Wilder Lane (also known for being the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder).(Image credit: Drawn & Quarterly) ... ...
  • Hezbollah Denounces Sri Lanka Blasts, Hopes Imminent Apparition of Imam Mahdi (P) to Restore World’s Security & Peace
    Hezbollah condemned the terrorist blasts which have targeted churches and hotels in Sri Lanka and claimed hundreds of innocent victims, denouncing endangering the believers at the places of worship on the glorious holidays. In a statement issued on Sunday, Hezbollah reiterated that none of the religions promote terror, calling on all believers who follow the various religious creeds to stand united in face of this dangerous scourge whether represented by individuals or fabricated entities. On Imam Al-Mahdi (P) Birthday, Hezbollah hopes that Holy God grant the oppressed all over the world the imminent apparition of the Imam, so that all ... ...
  • Easter tragedy: What we know so far about the deadly attacks in Sri Lanka
    Seven suspects have been identified and arrested as the death toll from the horrific church and hotel attacks in Sri Lanka climbed to over 200, with no group claiming responsibility. RT sums up what we know so far of the tragedy. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Grief in Tenerife: UFC star Darren Till arrested for stealing a taxi in Canary Islands – reports
    British UFC welterweight star Darren Till has been named as part of a group of tourists who were arrested after a taxi was stolen and a hotel room was trashed in the Tenerife region of Costa Adeje, according to local reports. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Hezbollah condemns the terrorist blasts which have targeted churches and hotels in Sri Lanka
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  • Pakistani premier arrives in the Iranian Holy City of Mashhad: news reports
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  • IRGC: 8 of Iraq’s Hashd Shaabi boats participated in providing relief services to flood victims in Iran’s province of Khuzestan
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  • For Mongolia’s Ice Shooters, Warmer Winters Mean A Shorter Sports Season
    This season's final competition, originally scheduled for mid-March, had to be bumped up by two weeks. "The river was already melting," the town's mayor explained.(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR) ... ...
  • Sri Lanka bombing crackdown: 3 police killed in raid, several suspects in custody
    Sri Lankan authorities have taken seven suspects into custody, who they believe may be connected with a series of bombings on Easter Sunday. Three police officers were reportedly killed in the raid. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Pakistani Prime Minister arrives in Mashhad
    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's plane landed in Mashhad International Shahid Hashemi-Nejad Airport in Northeastern Iran on Sunday afternoon. ... ...
  • Iran condemns terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka
    Iranian Foreign Ministry vehemently slammed the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, saying today’s crime once again indicated that regardless of any border, race, nation and religion, the hateful terrorism phenomenon has turned out to be a global problem. ... ...
  • At least 10 Malian soldiers killed in suspected terrorist attack
    At least 10 Malian soldiers killed Sunday in an attack by suspected terrorists in the centre of the African country, a security source said. ... ...
  • Photos: Deadly explosions in Sri Lankan churches, hotels
    AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): At least 156 people, including 35 foreigners, are reported to have been killed and hundreds more injured in a string of blasts that ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday. ... ...
  • Sri Lanka bombings evoke ghosts of past violence after decade of peace
    A series of deadly bombings in Sri Lanka became one of the worst acts of violence the country has seen in over a decade. The last time such high profile attacks happened were during a protracted civil war with separatist militias. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Latin Music Takes Center Stage At Coachella
    The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, wraps up this weekend. Band after band filled the stages, including more Latin artists. ... ...
  • IOF arrest 7 Palestinians from West Bank, one of them with disabilities
    SANAA, April 21 (Saba) - The Israeli occupation forces last night and Sunday arrested seven Palestinians from the West Bank, one of them with disabilities. ... ...
  • IOF attack Palestinian students, teachers of schools in southern area of ​​Al-Khalil
    AL-KHALIL, April 21 (Saba) - Dozens of Palestinian students and teachers on Sunday suffered from suffocation by inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli occupation forces at the complex of schools in the southern area of Al-Khalil ​​"Hebron" i ... ...
  • YPC holds so-called Aden commission responsible for continued oil derivatives vessels’ detention
    SANAA, April 21 (Saba) - The Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) on Sunday held the so-called Aden economic commission, the legal and moral responsibility for all the consequences of the continued detention of vessels of oil derivatives and prolong the crisis ... ...
  • U.S. Service Member Among 17 Killed in Iraq
    A U.S. service member was killed in a non-combat incident. The post U.S. Service Member Among 17 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • China’s Suspiciously American Arsenal: A Closer Look
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  • The Coalition of the US Justice Department and GE against Alstom
    France doesn’t know it, but we are at war with the US. … Yes, the Americans are hard-nosed, they are voracious, they want unilateral global dominance. It is an unknown war, an ongoing war, with no apparent deaths and yet a war to the death. — François Mitterand A Frenchman called Frédéric Pierucci, with co-author journalist Matthieu Aron, has recently published a book titled Le Piège Américain (The American Trap). It is a real thriller, with a not very happy ending. There are no dead bodies, albeit there is a significant corporate murder. But before the resolution comes the nightmare. ... ...
  • Identity Politics and the Politics of Identity
    A state, is called the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly lieth it also; and this lie creepeth from its mouth: “I, the state, am the people. — Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra A constant cry from the far right on the subject of immigration usually contains the sentiment that “they” need to come here legally and when “they” come “they” need to learn English, suppress their culture of origin and become American. It is not a new sentiment but rather a question that has been asked in one form or another for over two centuries; what is American, what ... ...
  • The Iron Fist of “Free Trade”
    President Donald Trump is against the big, multilateral “free trade” deals (which have little to do with trade) supported by so-called “liberal elites” (who are not really liberal), like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Such deals include the Trans-Pacific Partnership, from which Trump withdrew, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which appears to be dead in the water, due in large part to popular opposition. The more moderate wing of the Democratic Party (represented by the likes of Bernie Sanders) also opposes the big, multilateral deals, but for opposite reasons. Unions, working people and small businesses see the TPP ... ...
  • Russia warns Bolton: “Monroe Doctrine” Remarks are Insulting to Latin America
    What is the ‘Monroe Doctrine’? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a ‘backyard’ of the United States. It ‘philosophically’ justifies Washington’s neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America. And now, National Security Advisor John Bolton, is using this term in connection with Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, outraging those who are opposing the US foreign policy in the region. What he means is clear, although it is never pronounced as bluntly as that: Countries in ... ...
  • Kushner plan demands Palestinians ‘surrender’ but they may commit suicide first — French diplomat
    The Atlantic posted an interview with Gerard Araud, the outgoing French ambassador to the U.S. He had some biting comments about Jared Kushner and the Trump peace plan. The plan serves the more powerful party, the Israelis; Jared Kushner has no guts; “he is totally in real-estate mode.” Trump told Macron, “I have given everything to the Israelis; the Israelis will have to give me something.” And Palestinians may commit suicide before they accept the plan. Yara Bayoumy: Your career started out in the Middle East. Where do you see the situation there now, especially with the peace process?Gérard Araud: I’m close ... ...
  • What’s Your Take on Assange? – Questions For Corbett
    What's your take on Assange? Have you heard of Unit 731? And just who is Percy Corbett, anyway? Get James' answer to these and other important questions in this edition of Questions For Corbett. ... ...
  • The five injured Abu Jazar brothers of the Gaza protests
    In a dim room in a two-story building in al-Shaboora, Rafah, the poorest refugee camp in the southern Gaza strip, five brothers of the Abu Jazar family recall the details and pains of their multiple injuries by Israeli fire during 55 weeks of the Great March of Return protest. Despite injuries, the brothers all planned to participate in yesterday’s 56th protest. Ibrahim Abu Jazar. Photo by Mohammed Asad. Ibrahim, 30, is determined to walk again. He has wounds in his right leg from live gunfire from Israeli snipers on March 30. The father of two children, he was injured while ... ...
  • Settler rams Palestinian woman with truck, killing her
    West BankIsraeli settler kills Palestinian woman after ramming her with car; soldiers shoot and seriously injure teen IMEMC 18 Apr by Ali Salam –A Palestinian woman was killed, earlier Thursday morning, near her home in Teqoua [Tuqu‘] town, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, after being rammed by the car of an illegal colonialist settler. During protests during the woman’s funeral, the soldiers shot and seriously injured a Palestinian teen while handcuffed, when he reportedly attempted to escape.  The slain Palestinian woman has been identified as Fatima Suleiman, 42. According to eyewitnesses, the assailant was driving a large ... ...
  • Venezuela: Still on the Brink?
    The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don’t think so. It’s more like a regrouping after a first defeat. Well, it’s a multiple defeat if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002. However, Washington is not giving up. The first blows come flying. Pompeo to Maduro. Open your borders for humanitarian aid, or else…. which implies the usual, “all options are on the table.  ’Humanitarian’ military intervention is an option”. Washington – April 10, 2019, high level US ... ...
  • Statement of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs dealing with Emmanuel Macron’s Reception of a Delegation of the so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces”
    We condemn French President Emmanuel Macron's reception of a delegation of the so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) which is dominated by PYD/YPG, the Syrian extension of the terrorist organization PKK. This attempt that aims to provide pseudo legitimacy to the extensions of the terrorist organization is an utterly wrong step which does not comply with the spirit of alliance. We once again remind the importance of not allowing the promotion of agendas targeting Syria's political unity (...) ... ...
  • United States and France jointly responsible for famine in Yemen
    A French military intelligence note dated September 2018 shows that Saudi Arabia is making extensive use of French armaments in its war against Yemen, specifically "Leclerc tanks, Archer artillery howitzers, Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets, Cobra radars, Aravis armoured vehicles, Cougar and Dauphin helicopters, Caesar cannons ...». The maps included in the classified military report were presented to President Emmanuel Macron on October 3, 2018 during a “restricted” Defence Council meeting in the (...) ... ...
  • Hamas prepares for the overthrow of Mahmud Abbas
    A senior Palestinian Authority official said that Hamas is preparing to overthrow Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in order to seize control of the West Bank. A similar attempt in June-July 2015 did not succeed. Although the Palestinian parliament confirmed Mahmoud Abbas as president of the Palestinian Authority, the legitimacy of the parliament and Abbas' Presidency is as questionable as that of Hamas itself, given that the last elections in the Palestinian territories took place 13 (...) ... ...
  • The European Union threatens to resort to the WTO against the United States
    The European Union informed the United States government that it will resort to the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the US tightens its economic blockade against Cuba by enforcing chapter III of the Helms-Burton law. The United States has announced that it will enforce Title III of the Helms-Burton Act (Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Freedom) Act of 1996), thereby authorizing so-called "Cuban-Americans" to pursue legal claims for properties which were confiscated after the (...) ... ...
  • Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’
    The only US president to complete his term without war, military attack or occupation has called the United States “the most warlike nation in the 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 … Continue reading "Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’" The post Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’ appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • A parent’s worst enemy; battery powered toys
    The excitement of opening that present is soon wiped out when the package says ‘batteries not included’. Firstly; they come in all shapes and sizes, secondly; they don’t come cheap, and thirdly; they usually don’t last long. However my lesson learnt is that you have to stick to known brands. Yes, they cost twice as much as the cheapies, but they sure do last a lot longer. There’s nothing worse than a 2-year-old’s disappointment that their brand new shiny toy car started and stopped working on the same day. ... ...
  • Trump has the Jewish establishment at each other’s throats (and that’s a good thing)
    Donald Trump is the most disruptive president in anyone’s memory, and that disruption has brought shockwaves to the culture. (Would #MeToo have happened if we had gotten the first woman president, rather than a Groper In Chief? I don’t think so.) Trump has also disrupted the Jewish community, in a very good way indeed. His extreme pro-Israel policies have fostered a widening split among Israel-lovers. Rightwing Zionists love what Trump is doing. Centrist Zionists who worry that Israel is going off the rails are disturbed by Trump’s actions. The two groups are now at one another’s throats. This week each ... ...
  • Israel bars hundreds of Palestinian Christians from traveling on Easter
    In an unprecedented decision, Israeli authorities are denying hundreds of Palestinian Christians the right to travel to Jerusalem for the holiday, while barring all movement between the West Bank and Gaza. Palestinian Christians hold candles lit by the holy fire, which was delivered from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, at the Church of Saint Porphyrius in Gaza City, on April 20, 2014. (Wissam Nassar/Flash90) Thousands of Christian pilgrims from all over the world are expected to travel to Jerusalem for Easter celebrations. For Christian Palestinians who live no more than hours away from the holy city, however, holiday plans are ... ...
  • The world had decades to stop annexation. Just ask Palestinians
    Partially annexed or temporarily occupied, Palestinians living under Israel’s thumb do not need legal expertise or international recognition to realize how cheap their lives are to their oppressor. By Hagai El-Ad Young Palestinian men sit beneath the separation wall in the West Bank city of Al-Ram, September 29, 2014. (Miriam Alster/Flash90) On the eve of Israel’s recent elections, Prime Minister Netanyahu made a campaign promise to annex parts of the West Bank, which were followed by a flood of impassioned international appeals followed. One cannot help but wonder about the gap between all the fuss about a potential future statement on de jure ... ...
  • What’s Your Take on Assange? – Questions For Corbett #044
    [audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/qfc043-lq.mp3"][/audio]What's your take on Assange? Have you heard of Unit 731? And just who is Percy Corbett, anyway? Get James' answer to these and other important questions in this edition of Questions For Corbett. ... ...
  • What Will It Take For Trump to Get His Due?
    It is hard to recall now but before the 2016 election, blatant contempt for the rule of law and other longstanding (small-r) republican values, public displays of stupidity, extreme character flaws, and irrefutable evidence of psychological instability could wreck a presidential campaign; and it was practically axiomatic that no presidency could be headed by anyone to whom those descriptions apply. No longer. By force of example, Donald Trump has proven the conventional wisdom wrong. The sixty percent or so of Americans whose heads are screwed on more or less correctly have therefore had to face up to the fact ... ...

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  • Numsa ‘shocked’ at murder of SRWP’s Joseph Molatudi
    Joseph Molatudi was allegedly shot and killed at his home in Finetown on Wednesday in front of his wife and children. ... ...
  • Busy Easter weekend for WC traffic officials
    Close to 1,000 vehicles were pulled over on the province’s roads and more than 200 motorists tested for alcohol. ... ...
  • Some politicians spend their Easter weekend at church
    A number of politicians from different parties spent their Eastern weekend electioneering at various churches throughout the country ahead of the 8 May elections. ... ...
  • KZN church releases names of 13 killed in tragic wall collapse
    The Pentecostal Holiness Church says the 13 people who died on Thursday night during a church service will be buried next weekend. ... ...
  • Zimbabwe: Gospel Music Runs in Our Blood – Mhere
    [Zimbabwe Standard] GWERU gospel musician Daniel Mhere, elder brother to Mathias, says music runs in the family, but he will not compare himself to anyone because every person has a unique voice. ... ...
  • Zimbabwe: Mbeu Charms South Africa
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Afro-jazz musician Ashton "Mbeu" Nyahore has established himself as the new face of Tuku Muzik in South Africa if his frequent invites to perform across the border are anything to go by. ... ...
  • Zimbabwe: Prophet Claims to Raise the Dead
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Harare-based apostle and founder of Christ in Action International, Prophet Trevor Mawoyo, who made headlines after claiming to restore sight, says it is possible for men of the cloth to raise the dead. ... ...
  • Zimbabwe: New Twist to Mohadi Drama
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Vice-President Kembo Mohadi is reportedly seeking to turn the tables against his former wife, Tambudzani Mohadi, whom he is now accusing of being the aggressor. ... ...