2020-03-04: Social Media Postees

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Yet Another Mass Shooter Was a Military Veteran
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-04
Thursday yet another mass shooting was committed by a military veteran, this one in Milwaukee. Virtually all military veterans are not mass shooters. Many peace activists are veterans. Many everything under the sun are veterans. But mass shooters are very disproportionately military veterans. Some mass shooters who are not veterans are acting out a pretense of…

Trump's Afghanistan Deal Prioritizes Bragging Rights Over Lasting Peace
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-04
It's true that the Trump administration signed a "peace deal" with the Taliban

US strikes Taliban as Trump's Afghanistan peace deal risks collapse
rt.com | 2020-03-04
The US military has conducted an airstrike against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's Helmand province, jeopardizing a fragile ceasefire and Donald Trump's much-touted peace roadmap for Afghanistan. | A spokesman for US forces said that an airstrike had targeted Taliban fighters in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand, who were "actively attacking" an Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) checkpoint. The Pentagon insisted the strike was defensive and aimed at "disrupting" the Taliban assault, claiming that it was the first US attack on the Taliban in eleven days. | The spokesman also called on the Taliban to stop "needless a…

US Military Launches Airstrike Against Taliban After Peace Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-04
The U.S. Military Wednesday bombed Taliban fighters supposedly to protect the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). This unexpected military action occurred just four days after the U.S. government signed a peace agreement with the insurgents. | RELATED: ‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã | The U.S. and the Taliban Sign a Peace Agreement | "The U.S. conducted an airstrike on Mar…

Denver students celebrate Black History Month
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-04
Denver, CO – Denver Students for a Democratic Society hosted local Denver activist Shareef Aleem for an event about radical Black history in the U.S., Feb. 25, as a part of Black History Month. At the event, Aleem discussed the history of radical Black activism, as well as how Black art and culture has been seized and stolen for generations. Aleem, an activist for over 20 years, has been involved in numerous groups, particularly in the peace movement and in the movement for police accountability. | "Anything Black people have in this country, somebody spilled their blood over," Aleem noted in his speech. Aleem th…

Colombia: Social Actors to Debate Country's Armed Conflict
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-04
Representatives of all social sectors in Colombia will reflect next week on the country's armed conflict, thanks to the initiative "Espacios de Escucha" (Listening Spaces), promoted by the Truth Commission and the result of the Peace Agreement signed by the Colombian State and the former guerrilla group FARC-EP. | RELATED: | UN Observer to Present Report on Colombia's Human Rights | The Truth Commission informed this Wednesday that listening spaces be h…

Venezuela Responds with Principled Conviction to the US' Desperate Attempts at Regime Change
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-04
The continued effort to overthrow President Maduro does not seem to produce the intended results for the perpetrators, but rather sends signals of desperation. The regime change plotters may be wishing to achieve what they did in Bolivia. But that …

Eyewitness Venezuela: Sanctions kill but Venezuelans stand strong
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-04
Minneapolis, MN – Over 40 people gathered March 1 to hear Brad Sigal and Sarah Martin talk about their experience at the third World Anti-Imperialist Congress in Venezuela. This Congress was attended by over 1500 delegates from 73 countries in January, included a delegation from Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). The delegates were able to bring their organizational and individual experience to Caracas to work with each other on resisting imperialism. | Since Nicolás Maduro was elected president, the U.S. has ratcheted up sanctions, currency manipulation, and backed coup attempts to destabilize Venezuela…

Super Tuesday: 'At Stake Is the Soul of the Democratic Party'
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-04
"The battle is not just between candidates for the presidency, it really is about the soul and essence of the democratic party," Professor of Venezuelan History at Pitzer University in California Miguel Tinker Salas told teleSUR as voters took to the polls on Super Tuesday's Democratic primaries. | RELATED: | Latest Live Updates: Super Tuesday | What is at stake, said the academic in an interview with teleSUR, is whether the Democratic Party will be "capable of forging a new coalition that can represent th…

Conviasa Receives International Certificate of Operation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-04
The Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautical Industries and Air Services (Coniviasa) received the standard certification that validates its functioning under The International Certification Network (IQNet) standards. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Vice President Highlights Progress in National Talks | According to Ramon Celestino Velasquez Araguayan, CONVIASA's president, this document represents an international acknowledgment of the airline and allows it to run under the norm ISO90…

UN Observer to Present Report on Colombia's Human Rights
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-04
The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Michel Forst, presented his report on Wednesday regarding the human rights issues in Colombia. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces Presence of Colombian Paramilitaries | The international organization's representative, who visited the South American nation in the late months of 2018 after a governmental invitation, highlig…

From Monroe to Trump. US Sponsored Military Coups in Latin America
Elson Concepción Pérez | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-04
The current U.S. President again threatens military action against Venezuela and continues sanctioning governments and companies with ties to the Bolivarian Republic and Cuba | *** | More than 200 years have passed since James Monroe became the fifth president of the …

The prospect of peace in Afghanistan is real–and Pakistan is the key player
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2020-03-04
The U.S.-Taliban peace agreement signed in Doha on February 29 must be put in proper perspective. Indeed, there can't be two opinions that the curtain is coming down on what U.S. President Donald Trump called the "endless war" in which America squandered away over a trillion dollars and lost thousands of lives with no victory […] | Source…

Selected Articles: From Monroe to Trump. US Sponsored Military Coups in Latin America
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-04
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | | | If, like us, this is a …

US embassy in Libya to put sanctions on those who threaten peace
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-04
In a Facebook post, the embassy pledged to work with Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), saying they held a meeting Monday with Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and National Security Advisor Taj al-Din al-Rezagi.At the meeting, Charge d'Affaires Joshua Harris stressed "the U.S. embassy will work with Minister Bashagha to ensure implementation of U.S. Executive Order 13726, which allows for sanctions against individuals that threaten the peace, security and stability of Libya".A day after the meeting, Bashagha said the GNA will shift from a defensive to an offensive stance against the militi…

Former Nobel Peace Prize Nominates Morales for 2020 Distinction
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-03
The Argentinian activist and human rights defender Adolfo Perez Esquivel announced Tuesday that he nominated the former Bolivian president, Evo Morales, for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. | RELATED: | A Washington Post Survey Rules out Electoral Fraud in Bolivia | Perez received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 thanks to his commitment to defending democracy and human rights against the region's military dictatorships. | "It is an honor for me to inform you that I have nominated comra…

The US-Taliban 'Peace Deal'? Imperial State Criminality and Terrorism, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and "Restorative Justice"
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
March 2nd, was the birthday of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. People may be forgiven (should they be?) for forgetting about Aafia since these seventeen birthdays of hers have gone by with her incarcerated, humiliated, tortured, and God knows what in …

Afghan Peace Deal: Observations, Loopholes, and Expectations
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
The US and the Taliban signed an historic peace deal on Saturday in the Qatari capital of Doha which sets the timeline and conditions for the full withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, with this landmark agreement giving credible reasons …

Candidates Backed by Bloomberg Helped Pollute the Planet
Alex Kotch | commondreams.org | 2020-03-03
Greenpeace gave Bloomberg's campaign climate plan a C+ rating. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/bloomberg_2.jpeg

Venezuelan Vice President Highlights Progress in National Talks
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-03
Venezuela's Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodriguez, highlighted today the progress made by the National Dialogue Table, in view of the parliamentary elections scheduled for this year in the country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces Presence of Colombian Paramilitaries | Through a message posted on the social network Twitter, Rodriguez said that the talks promoted by President Nicolas Maduro are a good option to ensure the country's f…

After the War in Afghanistan
Zubeida Mustafa | truthdig.com | 2020-03-03
Truthdig is proud to present this article as part of Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting, a series from a network of female correspondents around the world who are dedicated to pursuing truth within their countries and elsewhere. | In normal times, Saturday would have been a red-letter day. The deal signed by the Taliban and the U.S. in Doha, Qatar, promised peace to a land torn by war for over four decades. | But these are not normal times

12 Palestinians Shot by Israeli Forces, 50 Exposed to Tear Gas, near Nablus
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-03-02
Several Palestinians, on Monday, were injured, when Israeli soldiers opened fire at them as they peacefully defended a mountain in Beita town, south of Nablus, against a settler takeover, local sources reported. Palestinians gathered on the Jabal al-Arma mountain to protect their land, located in the northern occupied West Bank, …

Can the World's Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War?
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2020-03-02
If there is a lesson for peace-loving Americans in the Obama and Trump presidencies, it is that we cannot just walk out of the voting booth and leave it to a champion in the White House to end our wars and bring us peace. In the final analysis, it really is up to us…

Breakthrough U.S.-Taliban Deal Signed, But Airstrikes Likely to Continue & Mercenaries to Remain
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-02
The U.S. has signed a deal with the Taliban aimed at drawing down its military presence and ending its 18-year war in Afghanistan. The long-anticipated deal comes after a year and a half of negotiations and following a week-long partial truce. Officials hope the accord will set the stage for a more detailed peace plan that creates a power-sharing arrangement and lasting ceasefire, but the deal did not include a key player: the U.S.-backed Afghanistan government. The Taliban has long refused to speak to the government, calling it a "puppet regime." Under the deal, nearly 5,000 of the 12,000 U.S. troops still in Af…

Declaring commitment to 'peace and stability' for Libya, top UN envoy steps down as stress takes its toll
news.un.org | 2020-03-02
After serving more than two years as the UN's Special Representative in charge of finding a way to a lasting peace in war-torn Libya, Ghassan Salamé – who also heads up the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) – handed in his resignation on Monday, citing failing health caused by the immense stress of the job.

Breakthrough U.S.-Taliban Deal Signed, But Airstrikes Likely to Continue & Mercenaries to Remain
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-02
The U.S. has signed a deal with the Taliban aimed at drawing down its military presence and ending its 18-year war in Afghanistan. The long-anticipated deal comes after a year and a half of negotiations and following a week-long partial truce. Officials hope the accord will set the stage for a more detailed peace plan that creates a power-sharing arrangement and lasting ceasefire, but the deal did not include a key player: the U.S.-backed Afghanistan government. The Taliban has long refused to speak to the government, calling it a "puppet regime." Under the deal, nearly 5,000 of the 12,000 U.S. troops still in Af…

Venezuela Embassy Protectors on Trial
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-01
Judicial proceedings are taking place in DC federal court where the judge has ruled inadmissible the question whether the democratically elected Nicolás Maduro or the Trump-chosen Juan Guaidó is the legitimate president of Venezuela. Like an emperor of yore appointing regents of vassal states, US President Trump tapped then recently seated head of the suspended …

United States-Taliban deal: UN welcomes efforts to reach political settlement in Afghanistan
news.un.org | 2020-02-29
On Saturday the United Nations called for further reductions in violence in Afghanistan, and for the conditions for intra-Afghan peace talks to be met, following the announcement of an agreement between the United States and the Taliban.

Witnessing the hell that a migrant can face
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-02-28
The Saudi-UAE war on Yemen has been going on for five years. Despite recent peace talks leading to an improvement in aid distribution, the violence has escalated in certain key districts of Yemen over the past two weeks. Since January, 35,000 Yemenis have been displaced from their homes, an indicator of the dangerous situation in […] | Source…

"Dead Bodies Everywhere": Hindu Nationalist Violence Rocks Delhi as Trump Visits Modi in India
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-27
In India, the death toll from anti-Muslim violence in Delhi has risen to at least 34, with police accused of turning a blind eye to assaults on Muslims committed by Hindu nationalist mobs. The violence began Sunday, when groups of Hindus attacked peaceful sit-ins of Muslims protesting against Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new citizenship law, which widely restricts Muslim immigration to India. Modi said nothing as the violence continued for days, instead hosting President Donald Trump on a two-day state visit in which Trump heaped praise on the Indian prime minister. We speak with Neha Dixit, i…

Afghanistan 'peace deal' is not real without Iran
Pepe Escobar | iranian.com | 2020-02-27
Nearly two decades after the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan post-9/11, and after an interminable war costing over $ 2 trillion, there's hardly anything "historic" about a possible peace deal that may be signed in Doha this coming Saturday between Washington and the Taliban. We should start by stressing three points. 1- The Taliban wanted …

Peace Action: Senate Reclaims War Powers to Thwart Iran War
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2020-02-13
Washington, D.C.

US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace
Strategic Culture | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-08
These so-called "mini-nukes" represent–despite the diminutive-sounding name–an increased risk of nuclear war.

US Deploys ‘Mini-Nukes’ in Deplorable Threat to World Peace

Embassy Protection Collective: "We Are Not the Ones Who Violated the Law"
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-06
In this exclusive interview, VA talks to the activists who defended the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC ahead of their trial.

Embassy Protection Collective: "We Are Not the Ones Who Violated the Law"