It Started in Daraa on March 17, 2011: The US-NATO-Israel Sponsored Al Qaeda Insurgency in Syria. Who Was Behind the 2011 “Protest Movement”? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

17 March 2019 — Global Research

Author’s note

The war on Syria started eight years ago in Daraa  on the 17th of March 2011. The following article first published in May 2011 examines the inception of the jihadist terrorist insurgency. It recounts the events of March 17-18, 2011 in Daraa, a small border town with Jordan. 

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North Korea Warns ‘Gangster-Like’ Tactics of Bolton and Pompeo Undermining Nuclear Talks By Jessica Corbett

17 March 2019 — Common Dreams

“President Trump: Fire Bolton and Pompeo if you have to. Let’s get this process back on track.”

Two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cut short their second summit with no agreement or clear path forward, a top North Korean official said on Friday the “gangster-like” behavior of Trump’s hawkish top officials helped derail the denuclearization negotiations.

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Venezuela: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 1) by Luis Garcia

17 March 2019 — Counter Currents

Apparently, most of Western sheep-like humans are buying all the imperial propaganda against Venezuela.

And the rest of Western human beings, the minority, they seem to have a lot of doubts about what’s going on in Venezuela, as if they were living in a Stone Age era without instant access to a titanic amount of information provided by an enormous variety of sources available on something called… the Internet.

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UN Works With Intelligence Contractors To Destabilize North Korea Dialogue By William Craddick

17 March 2019 — Disobedient Media

Just a few days after NBC News and National Public Radio (NPR) launched propaganda attempts to undermine the peace process between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations has waded into the fray with a new attempt to build a case for retaining sanctions that have proven to be a sticking point between the negotiation teams.

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Venezuela Newslinks 16-17 March 2019

17 March 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

Veterans Call on U.S. Troops to Resist Illegal Orders to Invade Venezuela in Response to Trump

Venezuela coup leader’s oil plans revealed: Guaidó hopes to privatize state-controlled industry

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Explained: Why Julian Assange & Chelsea Manning hold key to Free Press

16 March 2019 — 21st Century Wire

ATTENTION: This short segment with Patrick Henningsen (21WIRE) and Mike Robinson (UK Column) explains why it’s absolutely crucial and in the public interest to support Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks, as all three of these represent fundamental pillars of democracy – the right to publish, the rights of whistleblowers, and a free press. All journalists and publications, be they mainstream or alternative, must step up now, or risk losing these freedoms permanently.

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Venezuela Organizes Civic-Military Exercises in Defense of Electric Grid

16 March 2019 — Internationalist 360° president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, headed a planning day Friday for the Civic-Military Exercises Ana Karina Rote 2019 to take place over the weekend throughout the national territory with the aim of shielding the country’s hydroelectric system amid possible new external attacks.

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