Archives for April 2019

Death and Shame in Yemen: Saudi Coalition Airstrikes Kill as Mercenaries Rape

“To Yemenis, rape is worse than death! We swear by Allah we will take revenge on Sudanese soldiers. They will not return alive to their country.” – Yemeni demonstrator in Hodeida

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AL-DALI, YEMEN -- At least seven civilians, including women and a child, were killed in Yemen’s southern province of Dhali on Sunday when Saudi airstrikes hit two civilian cars as they were returning along a road in the al-‘Awd district after a shopping trip for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The region is 165 km north of the capital Sana`a,

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Activists and World Leaders Reject US-Backed Coup in Venezuela

Leaders throughout Latin America and the world have rejected Tuesday’s coup attempt against Nicolas Maduro.

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Leaders throughout Latin America and the world have rejected Tuesday’s coup attempt against Nicolas Maduro. A military uprising began Tuesday morning after a speech by opposition leader Juan Guaido. With full support of the United States and its allies, Guaido illegally proclaimed himself “interim president” in January. In a tweet, Bolivian

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Mike Pence Confirms: “We Are With” the Coup Plotters in Venezuela

The Vice President’s affirmation of U.S. support was echoed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton.

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Vice President Mike Pence confirmed Tuesday that the Trump administration is firmly on the side of the coup plotters in Venezuela as violent clashes between the elected government and opposition forces led by Juan Guaido quickly escalated. https://twitter.com/VP/status/1123222613273321472 "To Juan Guaido, the National Assembly, and all the

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Blackwater Founder Calls For 5,000 Mercenaries to Topple Maduro

Erik Prince has pitched a plan around Washington to privatize US coup efforts using his latest Blackwater inspired mercenary empire. 

Blackwater founder Erik Prince testifies before a House committee examining the mission and performance of private military contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2007. (Susan Walsh/AP)

As if the past months of US push for regime change in Venezuela with officials like Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra conviction infamy at the helm wasn't bizarre enough, things just got weirder, as Erik Prince has apparently been pitching a plan around Washington to privatize US coup efforts using his latest Blackwater inspired mercenary

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A Military Uprising is Unfolding in Venezuela

A handful of police and armed forces freed Leopoldo Lopez and blocked a highway in Caracas.

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A military coup attempt is underway in Venezuela on Tuesday, April 30, with imprisoned right wing leader Leopoldo Lopez, and self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido and some members of the armed forces blocking a highway in Caracas and calling on the military to rise up. According to reports, a group from Venezuela's Sebin intelligence

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50,000 Palestinian Children Imprisoned by Israeli Kangaroo Courts Since 1967

While Israel’s government often touts itself as the “only democracy” in the Middle East, it is also the only government in the entire world that detains children through military courts with a near 100 percent conviction rate, something that even Saudi Arabia does not do.

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JERUSALEM -- According to figures released by the Prisoners’ and Freed Prisoners’ Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Sunday, the state of Israel has imprisoned more than 50,000 children since the occupation of Palestine’s West Bank began in 1967. The PLO report, which was cited by Middle East Monitor, also noted that around

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