Appeals Court Rubber-Stamps Chelsea Manning’s Unlawful Imprisonment

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Appeals Court Rubber Stamps Chelsea Manning’s Unlawful Imprisonment

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Monday, the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel rubber-stamped Manning’s unlawful imprisonment.

It wrongfully permitted her cruel and unusual solitary confinement punishment to continue, a flagrant 8th Amendment breach. More on this below.

Manning is one of America’s best, a genuine heroic figure. Maliciously oppressed for doing the right, she acted above and beyond the call of duty despite great personal risks to her safety and welfare. 

Wrongfully imprisoned for exposing US high crimes of war and against humanity, the Trump regime imprisoned her again for invoking her First, Fourth and Sixth Amendment rights, along with the constitutional right to remain silent, refusing to answer questions from law enforcement or court officials, an internationally recognized right.

Her fund
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Trump Regime Ends Waivers for Purchases of Iranian Oil

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Regime Ends Waivers for Purchases of Iranian Oil

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Unilaterally imposed sanctions by one nation on others are flagrantly illegal. There’s no ambiguity about it.

Law Professor Francis Boyle explained it, saying unilaterally imposed sanctions “constitute a crime against humanity as defined by the 1945 Nuremberg Charter…customary international criminal law, (and) the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

They also violate the UN and Organization of American States Charters. “Venezuela (and Iran) could consider researching (their) options for a lawsuit against the United States at the International Court of Justice,” said Boyle.

Both countries “could also consider a strategy to invoke the 1950 Uniting for Peace Resolution by the UN General Assembly and see if the UNGA is willing to take steps on (their) behalf.”

Boyle expressed conce
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The Trump Regime’s Aim to Silence Independent News and Views on Venezuela

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
The Trump Regime’s Aim to Silence Independent News and Views on Venezuela

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Supported by Congress, the courts, and establishment media, Trump regime hardliners want truth-telling eliminated – about Venezuela and other vital issues.

Wanting Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and other truth-tellers silenced is all about waging war on alternative news and views, wanting media reporting the official narrative exclusively.

Trump regime sanctions war on Venezuela is all about inflicting pain and suffering on its ordinary people, part of a diabolical plot to eliminate its sovereign independence and gain control over the world’s largest oil reserves.

Part of the scheme is silencing truth-telling media. In early April, Information Clearing House (ICH) was suspended, shut down for several days until able to restore its service through an overseas server.

It provides invaluable daily ne
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US Media Fail to Denounce Trump Regime’s Unlawful Aim to Block Iranian Oil Sales

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
US Media Fail to Denounce Trump Regime’s Unlawful Aim to Block Iranian Oil Sales

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Monday, Mike Pompeo announced no renewal of waivers granted for eight countries to continue purchasing Iranian oil unobstructed by the US.

“We’re going to zero…across the board,” effective midnight May 1, he roared. “We will continue to enforce sanctions and monitor compliance,” adding: 

“Any nation or entity interacting with Iran should do its diligence and err on the side of caution. The risks are simply not going to be worth the benefits.” 

China and Turkey strongly objected. Russia intends to maintain normal relations with the Islamic Republic, earlier vowing to help its ruling authorities counter US efforts to block its oil sales.

Weeks earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called Trump regime actions to stop Moscow
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Landslide Triumph Over US-Installed Puppet President in Ukraine

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Landslide Triumph Over US Installed Puppet President in Ukraine

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Sunday exit polls showed political outsider/entertainer-comedian Vladimir Zelensky scored an overwhelming triumph over US-installed billionaire puppet Petro Poroshenko by a 73 – 24% margin. More on this below.

According to a March Gallup poll, only 9% of Ukrainians trust their ruling authorities, Poroshenko with single-digit support.

He’s widely reviled for heading an illegitimate/US-installed putschist regime, exploiting and persecuting ordinary Ukrainians, not serving them.

He sold out to the West, governed by brute force, wrecked Ukraine’s economy, waged war on Donbass citizens, committed horrendous civil and human rights abuses, causing millions to flee cross-border to Russia and elsewhere, and is accused of rampant corruption.

Ordinary Ukrainians suffer hugely from high unemployment, elimination of social
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Bloody Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Bloody Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Multiple suicide bombers reportedly were behind deadly attacks on four hotels, three Christian churches packed Easter Sunday worshipers, and an apartment complex.

Targeted sites were in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, Negombo on the west coast, and Batticaloa in the country’s east, a major commercial city.

According to authorities, the death toll is at least 293, including 35 foreign nationals and three police officers, over 500 others injured.

Sunday incidents were the deadliest in Sri Lanka since the 2009 Mulivaikal massacre, killing 40,000 Tamils during the final days of civil war begun in 1983, and devastating December 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsumani.

It was one of the most disastrous in recorded history, affecting 14 East Asian countries, including Sri Lanka, killing an estimated 228,000, causing vast destruction.

It left
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US Frustration Over Failure to Topple Maduro

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
US Frustration Over Failure to Topple Maduro

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

What’s going on in Venezuela is a real-life David and Goliath struggle – good guy Bolivarian Republic withstanding devil USA’s best shots, short of unlikely military intervention, a game-changer if things go this far.

Trump regime efforts to get Russia to forsake Syria, Iran, and Venezuela fell on deaf ears in Moscow, supporting its allies, not abandoning them to US control and predation.

In Syria, Russia will do whatever it takes to safeguard its personnel on the ground. If US forces attack Syrian targets close to where they’re deployed, Moscow will respond as necessary while wanting direct conflict with the US avoided.

How Moscow intends responding to US attacks on Venezuelan targets if occur is an open question. It’s committed to help preserve and protect Bolivarian sovereign independence.

It’s surely urging the T
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Russian Foreign Ministry on Afghanistan, Syria and Venezuela

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Russian Foreign Ministry on Afghanistan, Syria and Venezuela

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) commented on the International Criminal Court’s refusal to investigate US war crimes in Afghanistan, saying:

Turning truth on its head, ICC officials said an investigation “would run counter to the interests of justice at this point.” Polar opposite is true.

MZ: “To me, this is (reinvented) jurisprudence…Although countries can voice different attitudes towards the International Criminal Court, I believe this to be a serious precedent.”

“Russia has repeatedly expressed that the International Criminal Court’s actions indicate its lack of professionalism, efficiency and unbiased attitudes.” 

“As a judicial agency, it must be independent. But what independence is there after what happened to the Afghanistan
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Easter Sunday Anti-Venezuela Propaganda

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Easter Sunday Anti-Venezuela Propaganda

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Trump regime rage to transform sovereign Venezuela into a US vassal state takes no holidays. 

Its eyes are on the prize of the world’s largest oil reserves, along with wanting the Bolivarian threat of a good example eliminated, gaining another imperial trophy.

US war on Venezuela by other means mars Holy Week events, culminating today on Easter Sunday.

Venezuelans celebrate the occasion with families and friends – at home, in neighborhoods, markets, churches, and enjoying the warmth of outdoors – today in the mid-70s.

Processions reenact the Last Days and resurrection. US coup plotters ignore Christ’s Sermon on the Mount message.

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the sons of God,” he said. “Blessed are the poor…the merciful…the pure in heart…”

In his Sun
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Kremlin Response to Russiagate Hysteria

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Kremlin Response to Russiagate Hysteria

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

The Mueller report exposed the Russiagate myth of Trump team collusion with Moscow to help DLT triumph over Hillary, along with no obstruction of justice by Trump. More on this below.

Throughout most of Vladimir Putin’s tenure as Russia’s president, greatly escalated after the Obama regime replaced democracy in Ukraine with putschist rule, hostility toward Russia exceeded the worst of the Cold War years — at a fever pitch before and after release of the Mueller report.

It risks direct confrontation between the world’s dominant superpowers, unthinkable nuclear war if things get pushed too far.

Why, instead of mutual cooperation for world peace, stability and security, a world safe and fit to live in, governance serving all people equitably, the best of all possible worlds?

It’s all about US dark force rage for unchalleng
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