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Ukraine’s Voters Didn’t Just Reject Nationalism, They Rejected Maidan, Bandera and the Revolution

    Ukraine’s Voters Didn’t Just Reject Nationalism, They Rejected Maidan, Bandera and the Revolution

On March 31, the International Election Observation Mission released a statement concluding their assessment of Ukraine’s 2019 presidential election. In it, they wrote: Most previous ODIHR and Council of Europe’s European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) recommendations that would bring the legal framework further in line with international obligations and standards, as well…

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MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu

    MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu

Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod discuss this week’s headlines, including Venezuela leaving the OAS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election in Israel on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre and Lenin Moreno’s move towards authoritarianism in Ecuador. The post MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecaudor and Netanyahu appeared first on MintPress News.

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MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecuador and Netanyahu

    MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecuador and Netanyahu

Whitney Webb and Alan MacLeod discuss this week’s headlines, including Venezuela leaving the OAS, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election in Israel on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre and Lenin Moreno’s move towards authoritarianism in Ecuador. The post MintCast Episode 1: Venezuela, Ecuador and Netanyahu appeared first on MintPress News.

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Israel Holds Elections on Day Palestinians Commemorate Deir Yassin Massacre

    Israel Holds Elections on Day Palestinians Commemorate Deir Yassin Massacre

JERUSALEM — Elections for the 21st Israeli Knesset will take place April 9. On this day in 1948, Zionist militia entered the quiet village of Deir Yassin, murdered many of its inhabitants, expelled the survivors, and destroyed most of what remained. It was known to be a peaceful village that sat on the western edge…

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Israel Bans Arab Parties and Liberal Candidate from Coming Elections

  Israel Bans Arab Parties and Liberal Candidate from Coming Elections

The Washington Post reported that Israel’s electoral committee has decided to ban two Palestinian parties and one liberal Jewish, pro-Palestinian rights candidate from running in next month’s elections. At the same time, the committee retained an extreme right-wing candidate, in spite of a recommendation from Israel’s Attorney General to bar him. The Palestinian parties, Ra’am (United Arab List)…

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How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela

  How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela

The latest extraordinary chapter in the bizarre world of Venezuelan politics is playing out before our eyes. After winning the 2018 presidential elections, Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated in January, only for the head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó — a man whom, at the time, less than 20 percent of the country had even heard of…

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Four Pro-Democratic Disinformation Campaigns Uncovered in 2017 Alabama Senate Election

  Four Pro-Democratic Disinformation Campaigns Uncovered in 2017 Alabama Senate Election

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — Four separate, distinct groups of pro-Democratic operatives engaged in disinformation tactics during the hotly contested U.S. Senate special election in Alabama in 2017. Last month, the New York Times revealed the existence of an internal document authored by a company called New Knowledge, touting its self-professed “false flag” operation in the state,…

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Despite Bannon’s Role in Campaign, Bolsonaro is not Brazil’s Trump – He’s Far Worse

  Despite Bannon’s Role in Campaign, Bolsonaro is not Brazil’s Trump – He’s Far Worse

BRASILIA, BRAZIL — The rise to prominence of Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has given many in Brazil and abroad cause for concern. Bolsonaro – once considered a “fringe” politician – has publicly proposed bringing back elements of the country’s former military dictatorship, which he has often promoted over his three-decades-long career in Brazil’s…

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The Ongoing Media Blockade Against Venezuela

  The Ongoing Media Blockade Against Venezuela

Upon returning to the United States from Venezuela and reading the terrible media reporting of the election, it was evident that the people of the United States are being lied to. The Intrepid News Fund and Venezuela Analysis invited me and others to come to Venezuela for the election to see first hand what actually…

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Was Nicolas Sarkozy’s Role in Taking Out Gaddafi More Personal than Geopolitical?

  Was Nicolas Sarkozy’s Role in Taking Out Gaddafi More Personal than Geopolitical?

PARIS – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was arrested Tuesday and indicted last night on charges related to the illegal funding of his successful 2007 campaign for president. The investigation, which began nearly five years ago, has focused on illegal campaign contributions Sarkozy’s campaign received from Muammar Gaddafi, the former leader of Libya, who was brutally…

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