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Israel kills two teens on Great March anniversary

Amid a festive atmosphere, tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered in Gaza along the boundary fence with Israel on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the Great March of Return.
They were also marking Land Day, the annual commemoration of Israel’s lethal suppression of protests against land confiscations in the Galilee in 1976.
Like every week over the last year, unarmed protesters demanded an end to the decade-long siege of Gaza and asserted their right to return to familial lands now in Israel and were met with lethal force by Israeli occupation forces stationed across the fence.
Adham Nidal Amara, 17, was directly injured in the face and killed as he took part in the rallies east of Gaza City, and Tamer Hisham Abu al-Khair, also 17, was fatally shot in the chest, east of Khan Younis.
Palestinian media circulated photos of the boys after their deaths.
Early on Saturday, the health ministry announced the death of 20-year-old Muhammad Jihad Saad from injuries he sustained east of …

Russiagate collapse shows CIA black propaganda loops are obsolete and ineffective

globinfo freexchange
In his documentary The Power Of Nightmares, Adam Curtis presents the case of William Casey, head of the CIA under Reagan administration.
As has been described previously, to persuade the President, the neoconservatives set out to prove that the Soviet threat was far greater than anyone. They would demonstrate that the majority of terrorism and revolutionary movements around the world, were actually part of a secret network, coordinated by Moscow to take over the world.
The main proponent of this theory was a leading neoconservative who was the special adviser to the Secretary of State. His name was Michael Ledeen and he had been influenced by a best-selling book called "The Terror Network". It alleged that terrorism was not the fragmented phenomenon that it appeared to be. In reality, all terrorist groups, from the PLO to the Baader-Meinhof Group in Germany and the provisional IRA, all of them, were a part of coordinated strategy of terror run by the Soviet…

Court probes involvement of ex-police chief in plot to discredit Podemos

In 2016, the PP-run Interior Ministry granted legal residency status to a Venezuelan national who provided unverified information about the left-wing party’s leader, Pablo Iglesias
In April 2016, with the Popular Party (PP) in power, high-ranking officials at the Spanish Interior Ministry granted an extraordinary residency permit to a Venezuelan national who had been cooperating as a police informer in a political dirty war against the left-wing Podemos party.
This warfare is attributed to the so-called “Patriotic Brigade,” a group of officers who allegedly engaged in irregular activities during Mariano Rajoy’s first term in office in an attempt to damage the reputation of the PP’s political rivals.
The Patriotic Brigade was allegedly created within the National Police under then-Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz. The best-known member of this group is José Manuel Villarejo, a retired police chief who ran a private espionage service for 20 years, and who was arrested and placed in p…

The other Venezuela

redfish
The mainstream media has been obsessed with Venezuela for weeks, and not in a good way. Its infatuation with the "humanitarian crisis" and opposition has left Venezuelans who defend their country's sovereignty and elected government being ignored.
Redfish was on the ground to see the other Venezuela.

Four years of hell: to crush Yemen’s independence, US-Saudi war created world’s worst humanitarian crisis

On the fourth anniversary of the US-Saudi war on Yemen, the Middle East’s poorest nation suffers from the worst humanitarian catastrophe on Earth. But the Houthi movement — and Yemeni people — remain unbroken.
by Ben Norton
Part 1

March 26, 2019 marks the fourth anniversary of the US-Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen. These four years have unleashed Hell on Earth for millions of civilians. It would be impossible to overstate the devastation, destruction, and death they have experienced.
For 1,460 days, Saudi Arabia, one of the richest countries on the planet, has relentlessly bombed the poorest nation in the Middle East, with crucial help from the United States and United Kingdom.
The United Nations has repeated for more than two years that Yemen is suffering from the “largest humanitarian crisis in the world,” due entirely to this war.
Yet the US government, through the administrations of both Donald Trump and Barack Obama, has said strikingly little about the catastrophe in Yemen, which it …

Britain’s witchfinders are ready to burn Jeremy Corbyn

by Jonathan Cook
Part 8 - Lobby’s covert actions exposed
First, it is impossible to be a home to all Jews in Labour, when the party’s Jewish members are themselves deeply split over key issues like whether Corbyn is a force for good and whether meaningful criticism of Israel should be allowed.
A fanatically pro-Israel organisation like the Jewish Labour Movement will never tolerate a Corbyn-led Labour party reaching power and supporting the Palestinian cause. To pretend otherwise is simple naivety or deception.
That fact was demonstrably proven two years ago in the Al Jazeera undercover documentary The Lobby into covert efforts by Israel and its UK lobbyists to undermine Corbyn from within his own party through groups like the JLM and MPs in Labour Friends of Israel. It was telling that the party machine, along with the corporate media, did its best to keep the documentary out of public view.
The MPs loudest about “institutional anti-semitism” in Labour were among those abandoning the part…

Αποκάλυψη «βόμβα» στην Ισπανία: «Πατριωτική αστυνομία» έφτιαχνε πλαστά στοιχεία κατά των Podemos

Ένα κλιμάκιο του υπουργείου Εσωτερικών της Ισπανίας, επί κυβερνήσεως του δεξιού Λαϊκού Κόμματος (ΡΡ) του Μαριάνο Ραχόι χορήγησε στις 11 Απριλίου 2016 μία ειδική άδεια παραμονής σε έναν πληροφοριοδότη από τη Βενεζουέλα, ανθρώπου-κλειδί στον βρώμικο πόλεμο της «πατριωτικής αστυνομίας» κατά του κόμματος των Podemos, ο οποίος παρείχε ατεκμηρίωτες πληροφορίες για την υποτιθέμενη χρηματοδότηση της αριστερής παράταξης από το Καράκας.
Αυτό αποκαλύπτεται από έγγραφο, η γνησιότητα του οποίου έγινε δεκτή από τη δικαιοσύνη, με την αυθεντικότητά του να επαληθεύεται και από αστυνομικές πηγές και το οποίο η παράταξη του Πάμπλο Ιγκλέσιας ζήτησε να κατατεθεί στα αποδεικτικά στοιχεία για τις έρευνες του σκανδάλου «Βιλιαρέχο», για την κατασκευή πλαστών στοιχείων κατά των Podemos από προσκείμενους στο ΡΡ θυλάκων της ισπανικής αστυνομίας.
Το επίμαχο έγγραφο του υπουργείου Εσωτερικών αποκαλύπτει πως η ηγεσία του αποφάσισε να παραχωρήσει στον Κάρλος Αλβέρτο Αρίας, πολίτη Βενεζουέλας, ειδική άδεια παραμονής στ…

Οι Αμερικανοί εκατομμυριούχοι που «φυτεύουν» fake news σε ευρωπαϊκά ΜΜΕ

Λίγες ημέρες πριν από την ανθρωποσφαγή στη Νέα Ζηλανδία, η γαλλική Monde προειδοποιούσε ότι Αμερικανοί δισεκατομμυριούχοι «φυτεύουν» fake news σε ευρωπαϊκά μέσα ενημέρωσης εντείνοντας τα φαινόμενα ισλαμοφοβίας. Ελάχιστοι πρόσεξαν ότι η συγκεκριμένη σπορά ψευδών ειδήσεων αποδίδει πλέον καρπούς και στην Ελλάδα.
του Άρη Χατζηστεφάνου
Υστερα από σχεδόν τέσσερα χρόνια κατά τα οποία τα φιλελεύθερα ΜΜΕ στις ΗΠΑ και στην Ε.Ε. κατηγορούσαν τη ρωσική κυβέρνηση και τους «χάκερ» της για ό,τι στραβό συνέβαινε στον δυτικό κόσμο (από το Brexit και το δημοψήφισμα στην Καταλονία μέχρι την εκλογή του Τραμπ), αρκετοί συνειδητοποιούν ότι Αμερικανοί ολιγάρχες διεξάγουν τον δικό τους πόλεμο για τον έλεγχο της ευρωπαϊκής κοινής γνώμης.
Η γαλλική εφημερίδα Monde επιχείρησε πριν από μερικές εβδομάδες να χαρτογραφήσει τη διάδοση fake news στον ευρωπαϊκό Τύπο και διαπίστωσε ότι αρκετοί από τους επιχειρηματίες που στήριξαν την άνοδο του Τραμπ, επενδύοντας σε ακροδεξιά, τρομολαγνικά sites όπως το Breitbart News, έχο…

How Russiagate hacked the brains of America's elite

Moderate Rebels
Russiagate has collapsed, with Robert Mueller's investigation finding no proof of collusion. Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with journalist Aaron Maté, who documented from the beginning how the Trump-Russia conspiracy was not based on evidence — and hacked the brains of US political and media elites.

AFP exposes fake photos of Venezuelan health situation on social media

A total of ten pictures which show public health care situation in various parts of Venezuela have been shared through social media in the past months.
According to an investigation from the French press agency (AFP), not all of the photos were taken in Venezuela and none of them are recent. This AFP expose adds to a recent flood of articles confirming assertions by the Venezuelan government that they are a victim of a concerted mainstream media and social media effort to show a country in ruins, which is not the case.
The publication was shared at least 392,000 times on Facebook since February 10, 2019.
"Discover why it is forbidden to enter any public hospital with a mobile phone or a camera in Venezuela, they keep it from you until you leave the hospital but they do not know that I carried two cell phones and that is why it is possible to spread the information and long live public health in a socialist country and then complain about ours,"said the author of the publicati…

Max Blumenthal exposes one more time the lies and the Western propaganda on Venezuela

The Real News Network
Max Blumenthal describes his experience on the ground in Venezuela to host Paul Jay, and talks about how the depiction of the country in broad humanitarian crisis is being used as a rationale for intervention in its domestic politics.

The media and the Mueller report

by Barry Grey
The report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, exonerating Trump of collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice, is a political debacle for the Democratic Party and the corporate media. Day after day, the bulk of the establishment press, led by the New York Times, pumped out unsubstantiated claims and outright lies accusing Russia of subverting the 2016 election and branding Trump as an agent of Putin.
Mueller's report, after a sprawling investigation lasting nearly two years, has exposed the entire anti-Russia narrative as a hoax, perpetrated on the American people in pursuit of reactionary political ends. Journalist Matt Taibbi published an article on Saturday headlined “It’s official: Russiagate is this generation’s WMD,” in which he wrote: “The Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the press. Russiagate just destroyed it… As a purely journalistic failure, however, WMD was a pimple compared to Russiagate.
Those responsible—from the editorial offices of th…

‘Lone wolf’ myth covers up possible Mossad role in New Zealand terrorist attack

by Max Parry
Ever since the news broke on March 15 of two consecutive mass shootings at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, corporate media has been determined to establish that suspect Brenton Tarrant acted alone in the terrorist attacks that took the lives of 50 innocent Muslim worshippers and wounded 50 others.
While mainstream media has been predictably eager to parade the tragedy as another chapter in the wave of rising Islamophobia and right-wing extremism globally, they have put equal effort into conscientiously avoiding any evidence that contradicts the ‘lone wolf’ theory they decided on in the initial hours following the first mass shooting in New Zealand since 1997.
Whenever terrorism is committed by Arabs or Muslims, the fourth estate is usually anxious to speculate whether or not the suspect is connected to a larger radical syndicate. However, the same scrutiny is seldom applied to white nationalists like Tarrant.
In fact, they are even …