2019-03-14: News Headlines

Michael Welch (2019-03-14). Vietnam Anniversary: A Legacy of Resistance, Deception and Human Tragedy. globalresearch.ca "With the possible exception of the Civil War, no event in U.S. history has demanded more soul-searching than the war in Vietnam. The false pre-texts used to justify our intervention, the indiscriminate brutality of our warfare, the stubborn refusal of …

Democracy Now! (2019-03-14). Headlines for March 14, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Orders Boeing 737 MAX Planes Grounded After Fatal Crashes, Senate Votes to End U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War on Yemen, Pompeo Defends Support for Saudi Arabia Amid Reports of Torture, Senate Poised to Block Trump's National Emergency Declaration, Former Trump Campaign Chair Sentenced to 43 More Months in Prison, U.N. Warns Arctic on Pace to Warm by 5 Degrees Celsius by 2050, Spanish Investigators Link CIA to Attack on North Korean Embassy, Brazil: Two Gunmen Kill 8, Reportedly Inspired by Columbine Massacre, Nigeria: Lagos Building Collapse Kills 10 and Traps Schoolchildren, British MPs Reject "No-Deal" Br…

Matt Field (2019-03-14). Artificial Intelligence: Concerned About Facial Recognition AI? What About Behavior Recognition Software? globalresearch.ca A young woman picks up and compares juices in a store aisle. She's 29. She spends 40 minutes on average shopping and likes orange juice. That's not all: She usually spends 2,500 yen per visit to the store. | The Japanese …

commondreams (2019-03-14). Senate Vote Is Powerful Rejection of Trump's Illegal Use of Emergency Powers, Authoritarianism. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-14). 'Major Rebuke of Trump's Authoritarianism': Senate Votes to Terminate National Emergency. commondreams.org "From the beginning, his national emergency declaration was a racist attack on the very foundation of our democracy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

kathy_f (2019-03-14). NSW Not 4 Sale. greenleft.org.au Is anything really going to change in NSW on March 23? | Let's assume Glad the Impaler [NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian] gets up and we are subjected to another four years of the Coalition's neo-conservative brutality. | Everything that hasn't already been sold is then put up for sale, forgoing any pretence of morality or acting in the public good. Public assets segue into private property. | The entire state becomes a private entity, run purely for profit — even the prisons. | The public service is further eviscerated with the few remaining public assets given over to the multinational corporates and the sc…

Nafeez Ahmed (2019-03-13). Whistleblowers Say NSA Still Spies on American Phones in Hidden Program. mintpressnews.com INSURGE INTELLIGENCE — On Monday 4th, the New York Times reported that the National Security Agency has "quietly" shut down a controversial phone records surveillance program revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. | The claim was made…

RT (2019-03-12). Pentagon plans to spend $2.6 billion on developing hypersonic weaponry. rt.com The US defense budget proposal for FY 2020 boasts a record-breaking research and development request, as the Pentagon seeks to get its hands on all the shiny new things, such as artificial intelligence and hypersonic weaponry.

Democracy Now! (2019-03-07). U.S. Has Supplied UAE $27B in Arms Despite Nation's Links to Torture, Mercenaries & Child Soldiers. democracynow.org We look at how U.S. weapons are supporting the ongoing devastation in Yemen with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of a new report about the role the United Arab Emirates has played in Yemen. It is titled "'Little Sparta': The United States-United Arab Emirates Alliance and the War in Yemen." We also speak with Ruhan Nagra, the executive director of the University Network for Human Rights, and Radhya Al-Mutawakel, chairperson of the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights. They recently published an investigation into the role of U.S.