SYRIA: Suspected Al Qaeda chemical attack in Northern Hama and Al Skeilbiyyeh bells ring in defiance By Vanessa Beeley

31 March 2019 — 21st Century Wire

Nabel Alabdalla, commander of the volunteer Syrian National Defence Forces in Al Skeilbiyyeh. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley)

Al Skeilbiyyeh – on the 23rd March 2019 I entered the Syrian Christian town of Al Skeilbiyyeh. Between 4 and 5pm, at least four villages to the west of the town were attacked by Hayat Tahrir Al Sham (HTS) forces embedd to the north of the villages.  HTS is a poorly disguised rebrand of Al Qaeda or Nusra Front in Syria and now controls the majority of Idleb province and terrorist-held areas of Northern Hama bordering Al Skeilbiyyeh. 

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US is manufacturing a crisis in Venezuela so that there is chaos and ‘needed’ intervention

29 March 2019 — RT

US is manufacturing a crisis in Venezuela so that there is chaos and 'needed' intervention

A massive pro-government rally on March 16, Caracas. © Eva Bartlett

Venezuela is America’s current target for mass destabilization in the hope of installing a puppet government.

America has for years been waging an economic war against Venezuela, including debilitating sanctions which have dramatically affected the state’s ability to purchase medicines, and even mundane replacement parts needed in buses, ambulances, etc. Alongside the economic war there has been a steady propaganda war, but in recent months, the propaganda has escalated dramatically, from corporate media to US political figures.

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The fight for life v. Monsanto/Bayer AG

31 March 2019 — RT America

This week Monsanto/Bayer AG was ordered by a California federal court to pay $80 million to Edwin Hardeman after a jury found its weed killer, Roundup, caused his cancer. The case is just one of thousands of lawsuits filed against the company over plaintiff’s use of the glyphosate-based herbicide. In 2015, the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as probably carcinogenic to humans. The Food and Drug Administration has concluded the herbicide is not likely carcinogenic to humans. In August 2018, a jury in California state court awarded a school’s groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, nearly $289 million in damages. The verdict was later reduced to $78 million and is on appeal. In this conversation with Chris Hedges, environmental activist and author, Vandana Shiva, talks about Monsanto/Bayer AG and other big AG players interests in India and her fight to protect life forms, seed varieties and farmers.

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The Golan: A Disastrous Trump Declaration By Elias Samo

31 March 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

For the indigenous people of the Levant, three major “Declarations” have brought them historic, catastrophic damage. The “First Declaration” was God giving the land of the “Indigenous People” to the “Chosen People”. The “Second Declaration”, widely referred to as “The Balfour Declaration”, was the 1917 decision by the British Government to establish a “national home for the Jewish people” in the “Indigenous People’s” Palestine. The “Third Declaration”, was Trump’s announcement this week, illegally, immorally and at the expense of the “Indigenous People”, granting the Israeli-Occupied Syrian Golan to the “Chosen People”, the Jews.

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Under a greenhouse atmosphere By Dr Andrew Glikson

31 March 2019 — Counter Currents

As carbon emissions have been growing at an accelerated rate (Figure 1) and new power plants are under construction (Figure 2) the race to destroy species and civilization is heading toward its critical conclusion (Figure 3), already with fatal consequences (Figure 4). According to the UNHCR, since 2008 an estimated 22.5 million people have been displaced by climate or weather-related events. According to researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the University of Wisconsin global warming is already responsible for some 150,000 deaths each year around the world. In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that climate change would lead to about 250,000 additional deaths each year between 2030 and 2050, from factors such as malnutrition, heat stress and malaria.

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Silencing the Whistle: The Intercept Shutters Snowden Archive, Citing Cost By Whitney Webb

30 March 2019 — Mint Press

NEW YORK — On March 13, a report in the Daily Beast revealed that the New York-based outlet The Intercept would be shutting down its archive of the trove of government documents entrusted to a handful of journalists, including Intercept co-founders Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, by whistleblower Edward Snowden. However, that account did not include the role of Greenwald, as well as Jeremy Scahill — another Intercept co-founder, in the controversial decision to shutter the archive.

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THE VETO: Film exposing CNN, Al Jazeera, Channel 4 and the western media propaganda war against Syria

30 March 2019 — 21st Century Wire

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White Helmet Netflix documentary wins Oscar 2017 for outstanding performances in “rescue” videos.

I met journalist and friend Rafiq Lutf and cameraman Abdul-Mun’aim Arnous in January 2018 and I was honoured when Rafiq asked me to work with him on his film project, The Veto.

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“We Refuse to Be Intimidated by Our University”: the King’s College Activists Fighting Back Against Racial Profiling

30 March 2019 — Novara Media

At a time of heightened racism, in the UK and globally, King’s College London (KCL) – an institute of higher education which claims to perpetuate values of justice and freedom – has decided to actively enforce a policy of racial and political profiling. 

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Imperialism’s threats overwhelm situation: Venezuela ROUNDUP – 10

30 March 2019 —

  • “Russians will pay a price”: threatens U.S.
  • Venezuela slams U.S. threats against Russia, reminds of Pentagon military activity
  • Focus on actual activities: Venezuela tells U.S.
  • “Do the right thing”, Venezuelan defense minister reminds Bolton
  • US. asks EU to build up pressure on Venezuela’s Maduro with more sanctions
  • US warns Turkey to halt its support for Maduro
  • Venezuela to armor its electric system
  • Russia to deepen cooperation with Venezuela military

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