Trump’s Fantasy Border Crisis

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump’s Fantasy Border Crisis

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

Trump hardliners and their predecessors created real crises at home and abroad gone unaddressed. They include:

governance by Washington’s criminal class, threatening humanity, a gangster state, a totalitarian plutocracy, oligarchy and kleptocracy, not democracy, a notion Republicans and undemocratic Dems abhor, tolerating it nowhere, including at home;

waging endless US wars of aggression against nations threatening no one, massacring their people, immiserating the living under violent, chaotic conditions;

thirdworldizing America by transferring the nation’s wealth from ordinary people to the nation’s privileged class;

waging war on unwanted aliens – Muslims from the wrong countries and people of color, including Black Americans and Central American Latinos, fleeing their countries because of US-installed despotic regimes, creating int
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Venezuela Announces Anti-US Coup Coalition

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Venezuela Announces Anti-US Coup Coalition

by Stephen Lendman

Last September, Trump claimed Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro “could be toppled very quickly by the military if the military decides to do that” – falsely expecting things to play out this way.

Last summer, he pressed aides about intervening militarily. Then secretary of state Tillerson and NSA HR McMaster now replaced opposed the idea.

Days earlier, John Bolton tweeted: “It’s time for Maduro to get out of the way.” Separately, he urged Venezuelan generals to defect, along with threatening Maduro with internment at Guantanamo.

On February 12, he tweeted: “It is time for the Venezuelan military high command to stand alongside its people, not with Maduro’s Cuban patrons.”

The vast majority of Venezuelans oppose foreign interference. They’re notably against military intervention.

Another Bolton tweet said: “The US will consider sancti
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Media Frustration Over Maduro’s Resilience

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Media Frustration Over Maduro’s Resilience

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

What was supposed to be a walkover with Venezuela’s military joining forces with Trump regime hardliners against Maduro hasn’t turned out this way.

Around one-fourth of world nations succumbed to US pressure, bullying, threats, and/or bribes to support illegitimate nobody Guaido.

The large majority of world community nations stand with Maduro, either by publicly endorsing his legitimacy or refusing to back Guaido formally.

The self-styled newspaper of record NYT, strongly for regime change by coup d’etat, swallowed hard headlining “Venezuela’s Top Diplomat Enlists Support From Dozens of Nations to Counter US,” quoting its Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza saying:

“We all have the right to live without the threat of use of force and without application of illegal, coercive unilateral measures,” flagrant
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Chavismo v. the Scourge of US Imperial Dominance

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Chavismo v. the Scourge of US Imperial Dominance

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

Hugo Chavez remains one of Latin America’s most redoubtable figures – a leading anti-imperial champion, killed by Obama for challenging US ruthlessness.

He’s gone but his spirit lives. Maduro carries his torch, championing social democracy, defending human and civil rights for all Venezuelans.

Bolivarianism is polar opposite US governance of, by, and for its privileged few exclusively. Unlike how Washington operates, Venezuela serves all its people. 

It has no secret torture prisons. It doesn’t threaten or invade its neighbors, engaging with them cooperatively, supporting unity and solidarity, opposing neoliberal harshness, championing populism, conducting open, free and fair elections – polar opposite US money controlled ones, a one-party state with two extremist right wings, the war party.

Chavez used Venezuela
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Nature Threatened by Insect Apocalypse

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Nature Threatened by Insect Apocalypse

by Stephen Lendman

In the coming years or decades, life on earth in all forms could end from nuclear immolation or ecocide.

The risk of nuclear war is ominously real, an issue I’ve addressed numerous times. US rage for unchallenged global dominance threatens the unthinkable.

War plans were drawn against all its adversaries, to be implemented if ordered, including against Russia, China and Iran.

Bipartisan hardliners in Washington are on a path toward WW III, believing it’s winnable. What’s unthinkable is US-dominated NATO’s main mission if things go this far.

If waged, nuclear war assures losers, not winners, humanity’s survival hanging in the balance, possible ecocide its other major threat.

A study last year in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, covering the period from 1976 – 2013, showed the number of insects and other invertebrates in Puerto Rico’s rainfore
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The Trump Regime Heading Toward Military Intervention in Venezuela?

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
The Trump Regime Heading Toward Military Intervention in Venezuela?

by Stephen Lendman

Trump is a geopolitical know-nothing, aware only about what his extremist handlers tell him, along with Fox News rubbish, his favorite TV channel.

He escalated inherited hot wars in multiple theaters, along with waging war by other means on sovereign Iran and Venezuela, wanting both countries transformed into US vassal states, their resources plundered, their people exploited – hot war perhaps on one or both countries if ongoing tactics fail.

In Warsaw at a Trump regime organized anti-Iran conference, a rogue’s gallery of despotic Middle East states participating, notably Israel and the Saudis, along with other nations sending low-level officials, Netanyahu said his aim is building a coalition for “war on Iran.”

A press release from his office said the following:

He’s attending “a meeting with 60 foreign ministers and envoys of countrie
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Trump Reportedly to Declare a National Emergency for Border Wall Funding

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Reportedly to Declare a National Emergency for Border Wall Funding

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

The great US southern border crisis is a colossal hoax – a distraction from real issues, causing enormous harm to countless millions of people at home and abroad, notably endless wars on humanity and neoliberal harshness, their impact on ordinary people largely ignored by establishment media.

On Friday, Trump reportedly will announce his intention to seek around $8 billion for border wall construction – including $600 million from the Treasury Department’s drug forfeiture fund, $2.5 billion from the War Department’s drug interdiction program, and $3.5 billion from what’s earmarked for military construction.

House and Senate passed legislation on Thursday includes $1.375 billion for 55-miles of steel-post fencing along the southern border with Mexico.

The $333 billion spending measure includes funding thr
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Trump Regime and Netanyahu Promote War on Iran

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Regime and Netanyahu Promote War on Iran

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

Iran and Venezuela are in the US crosshairs for regime change, Israel allied with the Trump regime against the legitimate governments of both countries – especially the Islamic Republic, the Jewish state’s main regional rival.

Is war on both countries coming if ongoing tactics fail? Don’t bet against it. What’s unthinkable may be the Trump regime’s plan – against Venezuela perhaps by proxy extremists armed with US-supplied assault weapons, supported by covert or overt Pentagon special forces and/or airpower.

Maybe a staged false flag will unjustifiably justify US military intervention. They’re a US tradition since the mid-19th century, 9/11 the mother of them all.

A similar scenario may play out against Iran or all-out US aggression, featuring terror-bombing of strategic targets, again perhaps following a false flag – tim
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Freedom's Phoenix Feature Articles 2019-02-14 17:15:57

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Feature Article by Paul Rosenberg
Part 5: Battling Rex

Continuing from Part 4.

The big argument against decentralized systems is that there’s no one to enforce conduct… that the powerful will be able to do what they want and get away with it. Please keep that thought in mind, remembering that Rex was the richest person involved, that he owned and controlled the central means of communications, and that most of the “important” people were on his payroll.

By this time, I was involved with the project on a daily basis, especially related to law, the resolution of disputes in pseudonymous space, the ability to enforce justice in the absence of force, and in related areas. And so, when disputes arose between the various parties, I was the natural choice as arbitrator. And some of those disputes involved Rex.

One of my prouder moments was resolving one of these disputes with Rex (no amateur when it came to negotiations), then physically taking gold coins from Rex and hand-delivering them to t
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Abuse of Force Case brought on the City of Glendale, AZ by Attorney Marc J Victor

Read more on this subject: Arizona’s Top NewsFeature Article by Donna Hancock Experts: Glendale officer who tased man 11 times could not have seen alleged turn signal violation

02-14-2019 • ABC 15

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