When Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, a US colony, Trump & the Republican Congress let 1000s die & didn’t restore power for 11 MONTHS.
Now the same people are using a blackout to push Venezuelans toward civil war… while strangling them with sanctions! Incredible hypocrisy.
When Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, a US colony, Trump & the Republican Congress let 1000s die & didn't restore power for 11 MONTHS. Now the same people are using a blackout to push Venezuelans toward civil war… while strangling them with sanctions! Incredible hypocrisy. pic.twitter.com/NAqD4a5bGH
US media have spent 2 years warning about how foreign enemies could sabotage our electric grid with cyberattacks. Yet when #Venezuela‘s gov’t, targeted for regime change, claimed its grid was sabotaged, US media immediately dismissed it as a conspiracy theory. See how that works?
US media have spent 2 years warning about how foreign enemies could sabotage our electric grid with cyberattacks. Yet when #Venezuela's gov't, targeted for regime change, claimed its grid was sabotaged, US media immediately dismissed it as a conspiracy theory. See how that works? pic.twitter.com/3DxPJhzy8F
After weeks of spreading Trump admin’s lies & propaganda, @nytimes finally says opposition, not Maduro, set trucks w/ “humanitarian aid” aid on fire. @maxbumenthal who was actually in Venezuela,1st reported this 2/24
After weeks of spreading Trump admin's lies & propaganda, @nytimes finally says opposition, not Maduro, set trucks w/ "humanitarian aid" aid on fire. @maxbumenthal who was actually in Venezuela,1st reported this 2/24 https://t.co/N3zbCSlcgB Full ep is here https://t.co/aXbrrg4jeK
Manning says she is resisting because she, like many other politically minded Americans, believes grand juries are an illegal instrument designed to aide prosecutors on fishing expeditions; a tool for stripping witnesses of their constitutional rights that has been historically used against peaceful political activists by men in power who would have them labelled “terrorists” and “enemies of the state.”
“By resisting this grand jury, Chelsea has made the same sacrifice as dozens of activists before her, who have opposed the grand jury system at the expense of their own freedom,” her support committee said in a statement. “Chelsea has already served prison time for standing up against government secrecy and revealing war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. We know, and so does the government, that she will not turn tail and allow this shadowy grand jury to eclipse her legacy of speaking truth to power.”
…you probably read in your high-school textbooks that these extinctions were the result of asteroids. In fact, all but the one that killed the dinosaurs were caused by climate change produced by greenhouse gas. The most notorious was 252 million years ago; it began when carbon warmed the planet by five degrees, accelerated when that warming triggered the release of methane in the Arctic, and ended with 97 percent of all life on Earth dead. We are currently adding carbon to the atmosphere at a considerably faster rate; by most estimates, at least ten times faster.
On the show this week, several items covering the drumbeat to war in Venezuela, and some historical context – the coup in Chile against Allende, during the Nixon administration, where we see several key aspects of the Venezuelan coup originated. Greenpeace has a call for comment to stop drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge, Flint still has contaminated water, and I take a look at what might be behind Dianne Feinstein’s opposition to a real Green New Deal (as always, follow the money).
If you can, please send Chelsea Manning a letter of support: Chelsea Elizabeth Manning A0181426 William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center 2001 Mill Road, Alexandria VA 22314
The imperialist sadists leading US policy on Venezuela are bragging about collectively punishing civilians with sanctions & economic warfare. Sociopath Rubio boasted, “Venezuela is going to enter a period of suffering no nation in our hemisphere has confronted in modern history” https://twitter.com/benjaminnorton/status/1104860942800695302
I called this last November. The DNC is going to load up the field with candidates so that no one will be able to secure the majority required in the first round and then in comes the super delegates in the 2nd round and they pick the establishment candidate. https://twitter.com/barbaralnewsome/status/1100909482635333632
There’s a grim irony, particularly in Manning’s case, that the purported purpose of a federal grand jury is to act as a safeguard from the improper motivations of government. We need not support Assange personally to understand that his prosecution for publishing Manning’s leaks would expose news organs who also published the documents — like the Guardian, The Washington Post, and The New York Times — to the same liability. The precedent that could be set for state repression of journalism is beyond troubling. https://theintercept.com/2019/03/02/chelsea-manning-subpoena-grand-jury/
Please send a letter of support to Chelsea Manning, if you’re able.
Chelsea Elizabeth Manning A0181426 William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center 2001 Mill Road, Alexandria VA 22314
You want to pretend the UN Council on Human Rights is all just a buncha terrorist sympathizers, feel free, but your agenda is blatantly obvious, if you do.
Israeli snipers targeted medical aid personnel, disabled people and children, who, in no sane universe, presented any threat – and you know it. You’re just seeking to whitewash Israel’s long history of war crimes and human rights abuses.
But, of course, you’ve got anti-Hamas memes to argue your case, so with that kind of irrefutable evidence, I suppose we should all just pack up and go home.
From the report: The commission found that Israeli security forces used lethal force against children who did not pose an imminent threat of death or serious injury to its soldiers. Four of the children were shot as they walked or ran away from the fence.
Several children were recognizable as such when they were shot. The commission finds reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli snipers shot them intentionally, knowing that they were children.
On 14 May, Israeli forces killed Musa, who was wearing a high-visibility paramedic vest, with a shot to the chest approximately 300 m from the separation fence. Shortly beforehand, he had been treating wounded demonstrators near the Shuhada cemetery in North Gaza.
On 10 August, in Rafah, Israeli forces killed Abed, who was wearing a white paramedic jacket and carrying a red first-aid kit, with a shot to the chest as he was tending to a wounded demonstrator near the separation fence. He died that day.
Israeli forces also injured 40 health workers with live ammunition during the demonstrations. On 6 April, in Rafah, Israeli forces shot a paramedic in the back of the leg as he put a wounded demonstrator on a stretcher into the back of an ambulance…
(The report details various other incidents where snipers knowingly targeted non-protesters, including other medical aid personnel and journalists.)
Fadi, from Khan Younis, had had both legs amputated following an Israeli airstrike in 2008. On 14 May, Israeli snipers shot him in the chest at the Abasan Al-Jadida protest site, where he was sitting in his wheelchair with two friends approximately 300 m from the separation fence. He died immediately.
Ahmad, from the Jabaliya refugee camp, walked with crutches, having been injured by Israeli forces during a demonstration in 2017. On 20 April, Israeli forces shot him in the back of the head as he sat on a hill approximately 150 m from the separation fence. He died that day. (And again, the report details various other incidents where IDF knowingly targeted disabled protesters who posed no threat of violence or to the safety of IDF forces.)
You want to pretend the UN Council on Human Rights is all just a buncha terrorist sympathizers, feel free, your agenda is blatantly obvious, if you do. https://t.co/4cBr72w6EM