30 April 2019 — Telesur
One of the first to ratify his support for the coup was U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who has tweeted 30 messages vehemently to express his desire to see President Maduro deposed.
A sinister plan is underway, its objective: to destroy Bolivarian Venezuela. The details of this project appear meticulously specified in a secret document dated February 23, 2018, that bears the signature of Admiral Kurt Walter Tidd, current commander-in-chief of the U.S. Southern Command.
30 April 2019 23:56 — The New Dark Age
Venezuela crisis: Maduro aides agreed he had to go, US says
Venezuela: Operación Libertad Has Failed
30 April 2019 — Media Lens
A new report on April 25 by a respected think tank has estimated that US sanctions imposed on Venezuela in August 2017 have caused around 40,000 deaths. This atrocity has been almost entirely blanked by the British ‘mainstream’ media, including BBC News. Additional sanctions imposed in January 2019 are likely to lead to tens of thousands of further deaths.
30 April 2019 — Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media
This briefing note reviews the Final Report of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission on the alleged chemical attack in Douma on 7 April 2018, released on 1 March 2019. We focus on the methods and the conduct of the investigation.
30 April 2019 — Off Guardian
In the nineteenth century more half of the world was colonized by the European imperial powers and according to historians like Eric Hobsbawm, it was the peak century of western colonialism in Africa and Asia: the largest continents by population. Moreover, the very industrial heydays across Europe were the result of colonization, that provided cheap labor, raw material and other resources for the industrial boom.
29 April 2019 — Mint Press
While Israel’s government often touts itself as the “only democracy” in the Middle East, it is also the only government in the entire world that detains children through military courts with a near 100 percent conviction rate, something that even Saudi Arabia does not do.
30 April 2019 — True Publica
If you are not up to date with what happened in Douma, or its significance, read Robert Fisk’s report via The Independent entitled – The search for truth in the rubble of Douma.
Then read the following briefing note by the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media below.
30 April 2019 — The New Dark Age
Lyra McKee, Julian Assange and the Pathetic Pulitzers
Media Cheer Assange’s Arrest By Alan MacLeod
18 April, 2019 — FAIR
Julian Assange was arrested inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London on April 11. The Australian-born co-founder of Wikileaks had been trapped in the building since 2012 after taking refuge there. He was immediately found guilty of failing to surrender to a British court, and was taken to Belmarsh prison. An extradition to the United States is widely seen as imminent by corporate media, who have, by and large, strongly approved of these events.
In November of 2018, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorised the rocket company SpaceX, owned by the entrepreneur Elon Musk, to launch a fleet of 7,518 satellites to complete SpaceX’s ambitious scheme to provide global satellite broadband services to every corner of the Earth.
By David Cromwell • Originally published 26 Mar 2013 • Revised and corrected on 27 April 2019 •
Our thanks to Jenna Collins for her generous assistance in spotting defects in original version.
No event is exempt from manipulation, including those that can lead to major wars. Coverage of this type ushered America’s participation in World War I. Some argue now that the Lusitania disaster, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11 were probably examples of “passive false flags.”
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka – Alaina Teplitz – would openly claim foreign groups were most likely behind the attacks. Reuters in an article titled, “Foreign groups likely behind Sri Lanka attacks, U.S. ambassador says,” would report: