Feminists Responsible for Mass Murders: UKIP Leader

22 April 2019 — Telesur

Carl Benjamin (left) the UKIP leader said in a video that feminists are responsible for misogyny and murders.

Carl Benjamin (left) the UKIP leader said in a video that feminists are responsible for misogyny and murders. | Photo: Reuters

“It is a fucking feminist system that’s doing this,” said UKIP leader Carl Benjamin while commenting on a mass murder case by a man rejected by women sexually.

A candidate from the UK Independence Party (UKIP) said that feminism is the reason for femicides. According to Carl Benjamin, the UKIP candidate for the May 23 European Union elections, men are murdering women en masse because they felt disenfranchized and are “out of options.”

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Is this man the puppet master of Ukraine’s new president or an overhyped bogeyman?

22 April 2019 — RT

Is this man the puppet master of Ukraine’s new president or an overhyped bogeyman?

Igor Kolomoisky © Sputnik / Mikhail Markiv; Volodymyr Zelenskiy © REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko 

It doesn’t actually matter if Ukrainian-Israeli billionaire Igor Kolomoisky is the real power behind Volodymyr Zelensky – the president elect has to get rid of the oligarch if he is to make a break with the country’s corrupt past.

The plots, deceits and conflicts of interest in Ukrainian politics are so transparent and hyperbolic, that to say that novice politician Zelensky was a protégé of his long-time employer was not something that required months of local investigative journalism – it was just out there.

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Why protesters should be wary of ‘12 years to climate breakdown’ rhetoric By Myles Allen

18 April 2019 — The Conversation

[I’m presenting this essay by the lead author of the IPCC report on climate change, not because I necessarily agree with his views but because it’s important for us to recognise and understand how science and politics collide. WB]

I was invited to speak to a group of teenagers on climate strike in Oxford recently. Like many scientists, I support the strikes, but also find them disturbing. Which I’m sure is the idea.

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Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange On Lockdown: Dennis Bernstein Interviews John Pilger (Part 1) by Dennis Bernstein

22 April 2019 — Covert Action

Julian Assange (left) and Chelsea Manning (right) in custody after leaking (Manning) and publishing (Assange) atrocities of the U.S. government

In the USA of 2019, truth itself has become a radical act, and to be motivated by belief, instead of profit and corporate power, is to say the least, rare. Chelsea Elizabeth Manning is indeed one of those rare examples of a 21st century truth teller who has been jailed once again – having already served seven years in Leavenworth, two years in solitary – for standing up for what she believes. That Manning, who transitioned into womanhood behind bars, was taken into custody and locked down again on International Women’s Day, is almost overwhelming.

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As the Israel lobby in the US weakens, its UK counterpart grows more fearsome

22 April 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Mondoweiss – 22 April 2019

For decades it was all but taboo to suggest that pro-Israel lobbies in the United States like AIPAC used their money and influence to keep lawmakers firmly in check on Israel-related issues – even if one had to be blind not to notice that that was exactly what they were up to.

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Police arrest over 1,000 climate change protesters in London By Robert Stevens

23 April 2019 — WSWS

More than 1,000 people have been arrested in London over the last seven days of climate change protests organised by the Extinction Rebellion (XR) group.

Protesters continued to peacefully occupy public spaces in the capital, including Parliament Square, Piccadilly Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, despite mounting and provocative police arrests. On Saturday, 200 extra police from neighbouring forces were demanded by the Metropolitan Police to deal with the protesters. Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick declared, “Every day we have had over 1,000 officers—and now over 1,500 officers.”

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US court orders Chelsea Manning to remain in prison By Niles Niemuth

23 April 2019 — WSWS

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning remains in jail after a federal appeals court Monday rejected her request to be released on bail and upheld a contempt order against her for refusing to testify before a grand jury impaneled to bring fabricated charges against the media organization WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange.

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