2019-04-24: News Headlines

The Global Research Team (2019-04-24). The Price of Publishing Independent Thought. globalresearch.ca Dear readers, | With freedom of speech continually being curtailed, running an independent counter-current news media in 2019 is no easy feat. By todays standards, you are by all means free to speak if what you say upholds the mainstream narrative. …

Geri Spieler (2019-04-23). An Alienated Culture Grooms Women for Cults. truthdig.com Maggie was born into a religious cult called the Christ Brotherhood. For the first 12 years of her life, the cult controlled her entire existence, including what she thought and knew, and how she was to behave. The precepts of Christianity and Judaism were both taught, and Christmas and Hanukkah were celebrated. Except for those holidays, however, life was a continuous struggle to get enough food to eat, and to avoid punishment for transgressions she never understood. | The community consisted of about 150 people spread throughout the country. Maggie recalls that when the cult leader, Thomas Paterson Brown, was i…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-04-23). The Orchestration of Russophobia Is the Prelude to War. globalresearch.ca The Russian Embassy in Washington has prepared an accurate 121-page report, THE RUSSIAGATE HYSTERIA: A CASE OF SEVERE RUSSOPHOBIA. | Everyone should read this report. It documents the fake news, lies, violations of diplomatic standards and international law, and gratuitous …

RT (2019-04-23). No, Mueller didn't 'prove' Russian hacking in Florida — or anywhere else. rt.com Mainstream media outlets desperate to maintain the narrative of 'Russian hacking' in the 2016 US presidential election have resorted to selectively quoting the Mueller Report and uncritically reporting indictments as evidence.

RT (2019-04-23). Kushner says 'a couple of Facebook ads' didn't swing the election, Democrats go crazy. rt.com After White House adviser Jared Kushner suggested the Russiagate probe did more damage to the US than "a couple of Facebook ads," Democrats went into meltdown with accusations of "propaganda" spreading and lack of "patriotism." |

Carey Wedler (2019-04-23). US-Russia Tensions Escalating Quickly. theantimedia.com The best way to oppose Trump is to oppose his aggressive foreign policy, which has real-life consequences for innocent people around the world. (FEE) — Establishment media and politicians began to sound the alarm on fake news after Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, blaming deception and ignorance for his victory. But as much as …

WSWS (2019-04-23). In wake of Mueller report: Democrats, media push anti-Russian hysteria. wsws.org In the wake of the release of the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Democratic Party and the bulk of the corporate media have decided to intensify their campaign of anti-Russian slander and provocation.

George Galloway (2019-04-22). Video: George Galloway on Julian Assange: "Brits Know Something's Wrong Here" globalresearch.ca "The British public know there is something wrong here when the whistleblower is in jail while the perpetrators are on TV" says former MP George Galloway who talks to In Question's Manila Chan as many in mainstream media stay mum …

Consortiumnews (2019-04-22). Debunking the 'Assange is A Russian Agent' Smear. consortiumnews.com The narrative that Assange worked for or knowingly conspired with the Russian government is a hallucination of the demented Russia hysteria which has infected all corners of mainstream political discourse, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Not even the… Read more →

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-22). With US on the Warpath, Iran's Press TV the Latest Target for Google's Political Censorship. mintpressnews.com Iran finds itself in the crosshairs of social-media censorship, along with a number of other countries that are, incidentally or not, in the crosshairs of the U.S. State Department.

Consortiumnews (2019-04-22). Another Thing That Distinguishes Us From Corporate Media. consortiumnews.com We are absolutely free of charge to read. But dig down deep if you love us. Please contribute to our Spring Fund Drive. Graphic by Dino Zonic. Read more →

Ed Sykes (2019-04-19). If there was any doubt the mainstream media was an elitist guard dog, its Red Cross coverage should put that doubt to rest. thecanary.co If there was any remaining doubt that mainstream Western media outlets were acting as a guard dog for the interests of the rich and … | Read more If there was any doubt the mainstream media was an elitist guard dog, its Red Cross coverage should put that doubt to rest | By Ed Sykes

unitedEditor (2019-04-19). What we know so far from the Mueller Report. uwidata.com On Thursday, Special Attorney Robert Mueller's report on alleged "Russian interference" in the 2016 US elections was finally published, albeit partially censored. The report contains information on an investigation into the Donald Trump campaign's alleged connection with Russian authorities, as well as the possible methods of Russian influence in the elections. The document was submitted …

John McEvoy (2019-04-19). Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system. thecanary.co On 9 April, The Canary published an on-the-ground article looking at the state of Venezuela's health service. It challenged the corporate media's general representation … | Read more Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system | By John McEvoy

Joshua Cho (2019-04-18). Outlets Denounced as 'Enemies of People' Still Promote Trump's Anti-Immigrant Narratives. fair.org by Joshua Cho If you keep up with all the various xenophobic "crises" and "threats" propagated by corporate media—depicting the United States as an overwhelmed nation, besieged by teeming swarms of scheming foreigners intent on stealing jobs and seizing scarce public benefits from across the southern border—you'll recall that the United States has apparently been …

ACLU (2019-04-17). South Dakota Can't Silence Our Protest Against the Keystone XL Pipeline. aclu.org The "Riot-Boosting" Act Constitutes Self-Censorship and a Loss of our First Amendment Rights. | This piece originally appeared at NDN Collective. | For Indigenous Peoples in South Dakota, the land is more than just the ground beneath our feet. | We believe in and act upon the notion that people, nature, society and all living things are interconnected, in relation to one another, and operate as a system. Our Indigenous cultures have taught us through our languages, stories a…

Alan MacLeod (2019-04-17). 'Purity Tests': How Corporate Media Describe Progressives Standing Up for Principles. fair.org Barack Obama (HuffPost, 6/4/19) accused progressives of "shooting at your allies because one of them is straying from purity on the issues." | The Democratic primaries are heating up, and dozens of candidates representing all manner of political positions have entered the ring hoping to be the party's 2020 presidential nominee. One notable feature of the race is the strong presence of progressive candidates, a sign of the rising influence of the left in the party. | This phenomenon has many in the establishm…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-16). Rep. Ilhan Omar Faces Death Threats & "Dangerous Hate Campaign" as Right-Wing Attacks Continue. democracynow.org Minnesota freshman Congressmember Ilhan Omar says death threats against her have spiked in number since President Trump tweeted a video juxtaposing her image with footage of the 9/11 attacks. Trump posted the video Friday with the caption, "WE WILL NEVER FORGET." Trump's tweet intercut video of the World Trade Center towers burning with video of Omar speaking about the increasing attacks on the Muslim American community after 9/11. Congressmember Omar's comments were originally taken out of context and circulated by right-wing media, from The Daily Caller to Fox News. Congressmember Omar said in a statement, "Thi…

Adam Johnson (2019-04-16). Maybe Rich Liberals Don't Hate Sanders Because They Fear He Can't Win, But Because They're Rich. fair.org For the New York Times ( 4/16/19), "mainstream Democrats" are found "from canapé-filled fund-raisers on the coasts to the cloakrooms of Washington." | Why does the New York Times take rich liberals at their word that their concern with Bernie Sanders is that he would lose to Trump, rather than the obvious, glaring fact that his election would run counter to their interests? | The New York Times ( 4/16/19) profiled a net…

FAIR (2019-04-16). Scaring Up Division and Hatred. fair.org Dear FAIR friends, Trump's presidential campaign continues to this day with constant rallies around the country. Corporate media are served up to the audience as targets of abuse from the stage and from the audience. Yet the same outlets Trump derides as "enemies of the people" continue to boost him— highlighting presidential tweets that …

FAIR (2019-04-16). Scaring Up Division and Hatred. fair.org Dear FAIR friends, Trump's presidential campaign continues to this day with constant rallies around the country. Corporate media are served up to the audience as targets of abuse from the stage and from the audience. Yet the same outlets Trump derides as "enemies of the people" continue to boost him— highlighting presidential tweets that …

Julianne Tveten (2019-04-16). US Media Lament Internet Censorship—in China, Not US. fair.org The New York Times ( 8/6/18) invites us to pity the Chinese teens who are deprived of US tech giants. | Among mainstream US media, there's a consensus that China is depriving its population, and possibly others, of the internet's full capacities. | The New York Times invoked this trope last summer ( 8/6/18) when it fretted that "a generation" was coming of age without access to such US-founded internet companies as Tw…

Max Blumenthal (2019-04-15). VIDEO: How the Pentagon and CIA Push Venezuela Regime-Change Propaganda in Video Games. thegrayzone.com The US military and CIA launder coup propaganda through popular first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, simulating assassinations…

2019-04-24: Social Media Postees

The Price of Publishing Independent Thought
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-24
Dear readers, | With freedom of speech continually being curtailed, running an independent counter-current news media in 2019 is no easy feat. By todays standards, you are by all means free to speak if what you say upholds the mainstream narrative. …
globalresearch.ca/the-price-of-publishin…

An Alienated Culture Grooms Women for Cults
Geri Spieler | truthdig.com | 2019-04-23
Maggie was born into a religious cult called the Christ Brotherhood. For the first 12 years of her life, the cult controlled her entire existence, including what she thought and knew, and how she was to behave. The precepts of Christianity and Judaism were both taught, and Christmas and Hanukkah were celebrated. Except for those holidays, however, life was a continuous struggle to get enough food to eat, and to avoid punishment for transgressions she never understood. | The community consisted of about 150 people spread throughout the country. Maggie recalls that when the cult leader, Thomas Paterson Brown, was i…
truthdig.com/articles/an-alienated-cultu…

The U.S.-Mexico Border Isn't Protected by Militias, It's Patrolled by Domestic Terrorists
Raul A. Reyes | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
Stinger, a member of Constitutional Patriots New Mexico Border Ops Team militia is pictured on patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border near Mt. Christo Rey in Sunland Park, New Mexico on March 20, 2019. (Photo: Paul Ratje / AFP – Getty Images file) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/23/us-mex…

The Orchestration of Russophobia Is the Prelude to War
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-23
The Russian Embassy in Washington has prepared an accurate 121-page report, THE RUSSIAGATE HYSTERIA: A CASE OF SEVERE RUSSOPHOBIA. | Everyone should read this report. It documents the fake news, lies, violations of diplomatic standards and international law, and gratuitous …
globalresearch.ca/orchestration-russopho…

No, Mueller didn't 'prove' Russian hacking in Florida — or anywhere else
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
Mainstream media outlets desperate to maintain the narrative of 'Russian hacking' in the 2016 US presidential election have resorted to selectively quoting the Mueller Report and uncritically reporting indictments as evidence. | …
rt.com/usa/457361-mueller-russian-hackin…

In wake of Mueller report: Democrats, media push anti-Russian hysteria
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-23
In the wake of the release of the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Democratic Party and the bulk of the corporate media have decided to intensify their campaign of anti-Russian slander and provocation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/23/muel…

US-Russia Tensions Escalating Quickly
Carey Wedler | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-23
The best way to oppose Trump is to oppose his aggressive foreign policy, which has real-life consequences for innocent people around the world. (FEE) — Establishment media and politicians began to sound the alarm on fake news after Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, blaming deception and ignorance for his victory. But as much as …

US-Russia Tensions Escalating Quickly

Kushner says 'a couple of Facebook ads' didn't swing the election, Democrats go crazy
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-23
After White House adviser Jared Kushner suggested the Russiagate probe did more damage to the US than "a couple of Facebook ads," Democrats went into meltdown with accusations of "propaganda" spreading and lack of "patriotism." | …
rt.com/usa/457364-kushner-russia-faceboo…

Video: George Galloway on Julian Assange: "Brits Know Something's Wrong Here"
George Galloway | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
"The British public know there is something wrong here when the whistleblower is in jail while the perpetrators are on TV" says former MP George Galloway who talks to In Question's Manila Chan as many in mainstream media stay mum …
globalresearch.ca/video-george-galloway-…

Debunking the 'Assange is A Russian Agent' Smear
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-22
The narrative that Assange worked for or knowingly conspired with the Russian government is a hallucination of the demented Russia hysteria which has infected all corners of mainstream political discourse, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Not even the… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/22/debunking-…

With US on the Warpath, Iran's Press TV the Latest Target for Google's Political Censorship
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-22
Iran finds itself in the crosshairs of social-media censorship, along with a number of other countries that are, incidentally or not, in the crosshairs of the U.S. State Department.
mintpressnews.com/with-us-on-the-warpath…

Another Thing That Distinguishes Us From Corporate Media
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-04-22
We are absolutely free of charge to read. But dig down deep if you love us. Please contribute to our Spring Fund Drive. Graphic by Dino Zonic. Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2019/04/22/another-th…

If there was any doubt the mainstream media was an elitist guard dog, its Red Cross coverage should put that doubt to rest
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-04-19
If there was any remaining doubt that mainstream Western media outlets were acting as a guard dog for the interests of the rich and … | Read more If there was any doubt the mainstream media was an elitist guard dog, its Red Cross coverage should put that doubt to rest | By Ed Sykes…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/04/19/if-there-was-any-doubt-the-mainstream-media-was-an-elitist-guard-dog-its-red-cross-coverage-should-put-that-doubt-to-rest/

What we know so far from the Mueller Report
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-19
On Thursday, Special Attorney Robert Mueller's report on alleged "Russian interference" in the 2016 US elections was finally published, albeit partially censored. The report contains information on an investigation into the Donald Trump campaign's alleged connection with Russian authorities, as well as the possible methods of Russian influence in the elections. The document was submitted …
uwidata.com/3154-what-we-know-so-far-fro…

Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-04-19
On 9 April, The Canary published an on-the-ground article looking at the state of Venezuela's health service. It challenged the corporate media's general representation … | Read more Two doctors speak exclusively to The Canary about Venezuela's health system | By John McEvoy…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/04/19/two-doctors-speak-exclusively-to-the-canary-about-venezuelas-health-system/

Outlets Denounced as 'Enemies of People' Still Promote Trump's Anti-Immigrant Narratives
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-04-18
by Joshua Cho If you keep up with all the various xenophobic "crises" and "threats" propagated by corporate media–depicting the United States as an overwhelmed nation, besieged by teeming swarms of scheming foreigners intent on stealing jobs and seizing scarce public benefits from across the southern border–you'll recall that the United States has apparently been …
fair.org/home/outlets-denounced-as-enemi…

South Dakota Can't Silence Our Protest Against the Keystone XL Pipeline
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-04-17
The "Riot-Boosting" Act Constitutes Self-Censorship and a Loss of our First Amendment Rights. | This piece originally appeared at NDN Collective. | For Indigenous Peoples in South Dakota, the land is more than just the ground beneath our feet. | We believe in and act upon the notion that people, nature, society and all living things are interconnected, in relation to one another, and operate as a system. Our Indigenous cultures have taught us through our languages, stories a…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/rights-protest…

'Purity Tests': How Corporate Media Describe Progressives Standing Up for Principles
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-04-17
Barack Obama (HuffPost, 6/4/19) accused progressives of "shooting at your allies because one of them is straying from purity on the issues." | The Democratic primaries are heating up, and dozens of candidates representing all manner of political positions have entered the ring hoping to be the party's 2020 presidential nominee. One notable feature of the race is the strong presence of progressive candidates, a sign of the rising influence of the left in the party. | This phenomenon has many in the establishm…
fair.org/home/purity-tests-how-corporate…

Rep. Ilhan Omar Faces Death Threats & "Dangerous Hate Campaign" as Right-Wing Attacks Continue
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-16
Minnesota freshman Congressmember Ilhan Omar says death threats against her have spiked in number since President Trump tweeted a video juxtaposing her image with footage of the 9/11 attacks. Trump posted the video Friday with the caption, "WE WILL NEVER FORGET." Trump's tweet intercut video of the World Trade Center towers burning with video of Omar speaking about the increasing attacks on the Muslim American community after 9/11. Congressmember Omar's comments were originally taken out of context and circulated by right-wing media, from The Daily Caller to Fox News. Congressmember Omar said in a statement, "Thi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/16/rep_ilhan…

US Media Lament Internet Censorship–in China, Not US
Julianne Tveten | fair.org | 2019-04-16
The New York Times ( 8/6/18) invites us to pity the Chinese teens who are deprived of US tech giants. | Among mainstream US media, there's a consensus that China is depriving its population, and possibly others, of the internet's full capacities. | The New York Times invoked this trope last summer ( 8/6/18) when it fretted that "a generation" was coming of age without access to such US-founded internet companies as Tw…
fair.org/home/us-media-lament-internet-c…

Maybe Rich Liberals Don't Hate Sanders Because They Fear He Can't Win, But Because They're Rich
Adam Johnson | fair.org | 2019-04-16
For the New York Times ( 4/16/19), "mainstream Democrats" are found "from canapé-filled fund-raisers on the coasts to the cloakrooms of Washington." | Why does the New York Times take rich liberals at their word that their concern with Bernie Sanders is that he would lose to Trump, rather than the obvious, glaring fact that his election would run counter to their interests? | The New York Times ( 4/16/19) profiled a net…
fair.org/home/maybe-rich-liberals-dont-h…

Scaring Up Division and Hatred
FAIR | fair.org | 2019-04-16
Dear FAIR friends, Trump's presidential campaign continues to this day with constant rallies around the country. Corporate media are served up to the audience as targets of abuse from the stage and from the audience. Yet the same outlets Trump derides as "enemies of the people" continue to boost him– highlighting presidential tweets that …
fair.org/zmail/scaring-up-division-and-h…

Scaring Up Division and Hatred
FAIR | fair.org | 2019-04-16
Dear FAIR friends, Trump's presidential campaign continues to this day with constant rallies around the country. Corporate media are served up to the audience as targets of abuse from the stage and from the audience. Yet the same outlets Trump derides as "enemies of the people" continue to boost him– highlighting presidential tweets that …
fair.org/home/scaring-up-division-and-ha…

VIDEO: How the Pentagon and CIA Push Venezuela Regime-Change Propaganda in Video Games
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-04-15
The US military and CIA launder coup propaganda through popular first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty, simulating assassinations…
thegrayzone.com/2019/04/15/video-how-the…