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Malaysian Airlines MH17 Brought Down by Ukrainian Military Aircraft. The BBC Refutes its Own Lies? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 16 2019

This week, BBC reporter Riam Dalati confirmed that last year’s “Assad sarin attack” on Douma was indeed “staged”. After a “six month investigation” he concludes,

“I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged.”

Video: 5G Wireless: A Dangerous ‘Experiment on Humanity’ By Michele Greenstein and Rick Sanchez, February 16 2019

Scientists, environmental groups, doctors and citizens around the world are appealing to all governments to halt telecommunications companies’ deployment of 5G (fifth generation) wireless networks, which they call “an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a

Serious Drawbacks in Ukraine’s Adopted ‘Church’ Bill By Marija Bogdanovic, February 16 2019

On January 17, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) passed the bill No. 4128 on new amendments regarding the subordination (denomination) of religious organizations and the procedure of state registration of religious organizations with the status of legal entities. The relevant law

Frayed Colonial Media Propaganda Transmission Lines. Fake Atrocities Used to Justify “Humanitarian War Crimes” By Mark Taliano, February 16 2019

Colonial media traffics in war lies as policy.  It advances anglo-zionist imperial projects of global war and poverty. Powerful interests benefit from global warfare as target countries are destroyed and domestic populations are impoverished. 

Vast flows of monies are transferred

South China Sea, the Geopolitical Pivot to Control Asia By Ulises Noyola Rodríguez, February 16 2019

The decision of excluding China from the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) evolved into tense diplomatic relations among the countries located in the South China Sea. Former Secretary of Defence, James Mattis, warned that the exclusion of China from

US SOUTHCOM: Bolsonaro Barks for His Master By Marcelo Zero, February 16 2019

Admiral Craig Faller announces an unprecedented joint military operation with Brazil to the US Senate Armed Services Committee. What does it mean for national sovereignty?


Brazil’s participation in US SOUTHCOM is part of a broader process that began with …

Hands Off Venezuela: Historic Stance at the United Nations against US Imperialism By Carla Stea, February 16 2019
In a spectacular display of solidarity and strength, envoys from Beijing and Havana, Moscow and Tehran, Pyongyang and Caracas, Damascus and Managua and numerous other states stood together, side by side, in front of the UN Security Council
Senator Warren Calls for End of US Support of War Crimes in Yemen By William Boardman, February 16 2019

Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. In 2018, an estimated 22.2 million people – 75 percent of the population were in need of humanitarian assistance. A total of 17.8 million people were food insecure and 8.4 million people did

‘Progressive’ Trudeau Government Attacks Venezuela By John Clarke, February 16 2019

Anyone who still entertains any illusions in the ‘progressive’ nature of the Trudeau Government of Canada, would have been shocked to witness the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, assembling a collection of regional representatives of the Washington Consensus

Indigenous Communities Halting Humanity’s Race to Disaster By Shane Quinn, February 16 2019

It may rank as one of the great ironies in humanity’s lifespan that, as our highly educated first world leads the assault on global environments, it is the “backward” indigenous people attempting to curb those attacks. These remarkable occurrences are

Video: Army Ambushes ISIS Terrorists, Seizes Loads of Weapons By South Front, February 16 2019

On February 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) ambushed an ISIS unit in the Damascus desert killing several terrorists. SAA troops also capturing a large number of weapons and equipment, including a Konkurs anti-tank guided missile launcher, several RPG-7 launchers,

Is Democracy Consistent with Islam? By Nauman Sadiq, February 16 2019

Most people are under the impression that democracy and Islam are somehow incompatible. However, I don’t see any contradiction between democracy and Islam, as such. Although, I admit, there is some friction between Islam and liberalism.

When we say there …

Jammu and Kashmir: The Political Consequences of the Pulwama Attack By Andrew Korybko, February 15 2019

A native Kashmiri carried out the deadliest fedayeen attack against Indian occupation forces in history after he drove his explosive-laden vehicle into a 78-bus convoy and killed over 42 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) paramilitary troops, instantly drawing global attention

China Cancels Trade Talks with UK in Protest over Defence Secretary Williamson’s Speech By The Straits Times, February 15 2019

Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua has cancelled trade talks with Britain’s Finance Minister, Mr Philip Hammond, after Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson threatened to deploy an aircraft carrier in Beijing’s backyard, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday (Feb 14).

Mr Hu …

Yemen: US “Accidentally” Arming Al Qaeda (Again) By Tony Cartalucci, February 15 2019

US weapons are once again falling into the hands of militants fighting in one of Washington’s many proxy wars – this time in Yemen – the militants being fighters of local Al Qaeda affiliates.

CNN in its article, “Sold

BBC Producer’s Syria Bombshell: Douma “Gas Attack” Footage “Was Staged” By Zero Hedge, February 15 2019

Now approaching nearly a year after the April 7, 2018 alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria — which the White House used as a pretext to bomb Syrian government facilities and bases throughout Damascus — a BBC reporter who investigated

War Summit in Warsaw By Bill Van Auken, February 15 2019

The conference jointly hosted by the US and Polish governments in Warsaw this week under the phony banner of working to “Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East” has laid bare the immense and imminent threat

As Congress Enacts Huge “Border Security” Bill, Trump to Declare National Emergency to Build Wall By Patrick Martin, February 15 2019

As Congress voted Thursday to approve spending $1.375 billion for border fencing, wall repairs and other barriers on the US-Mexico border, as part of a much larger bill funding one quarter of the federal government through September 30, the White

ICJ Rules Iran’s Legal Bid to Recover $2bn Frozen in US Can Proceed By Press TV, February 15 2019

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Iran can proceed with a legal action to recover billions of dollars in frozen assets that the United States says must be paid to purported American survivors and relatives of victims

U.S. Military Adventure Against Venezuela Must be Stopped By Granma, February 15 2019

Cuba condemns the U.S. government’s escalating preparations for a military adventure in Venezuela and calls on the international community to mobilize to prevent its consummation


The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns the escalation of pressures and …

Pakistan: Is Imran Khan’s ‘Movement for Justice’ a Liberal Political Party? By Nauman Sadiq, February 15 2019

Although people often conflate democracy and liberalism, there is a fine distinction between politics and culture. A democratic system of governance falls in the category of politics, whereas liberalism as a value system falls under the rubric of culture.

When …

Resilience and Strength of Venezuela’s Armed Forces. While Maduro warns of Vietnam 2.0; a Syrian Analogy Beckons By William Walter Kay, February 15 2019

In the CIA’s greatest hits (Arbenz, Mossaddegh, Allende etc.) the overthrown government had been in office for only a few years. Victims never really governed. They confronted calculated obstruction from their malevolent predecessors’ state machines. Chavez faced this in 2002.

How Islamism Was Conceived as Antidote to Communism? By Nauman Sadiq, February 15 2019

First of all, we need to understand that how the neoliberal mindset is constructed. As we know that mass education programs and mass media engender mass ideologies. We like to believe that we are free to think, but as

Politically Charged Show Trial of Catalan Independence Supporters By Stephen Lendman, February 15 2019

What’s billed as Spain’s “trial of the century” began in Madrid before the nation’s Supreme Court on Tuesday.

On trial are 12 activist Catalan politicians – falsely charged with rebellion, misuse of public funds, and civil disobedience.

They justifiably support

Unhealed Wounds: Freedom and Fear after America’s Civil War By Greg Guma, February 15 2019

In 2003 I was asked by Kentucky State Senator Georgia Davis Powersto help research and write a book about her great aunt Celia Mudd, who was born into slavery but ultimately inherited the Lancaster property in Bardstown and became a

The Warsaw Confab By Kurt Nimmo, February 15 2019

Bibi Netanyahu misspoke. During a “peace conference” in Warsaw, Poland he said Israel wants war with Iran, then he turned around and said that’s not what he meant and “war” in Hebrew has a different meaning. 



Video: 5G Is War on Humanity. Towards An Unspoken Global Health Catastrophe? Claire Edwards By Claire Edwards, February 15 2019
Disclosure about 5G — and its considerable risk for humanity — is occurring within the United Nations. This is thanks to longtime UN staff member and whistle-blower Claire Edwards, who recently contacted me with this powerful story which touches
The US’ Healthcare System Is a Predatory Catastrophe: It’s Time for Universal Medical Coverage By Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Null, February 15 2019

For a nation that prides itself on being the world’s wealthiest, most innovative, and most technologically advanced, the US’ healthcare system is nothing less than a disaster and disgrace. Not only are Americans the least healthy among the most developed

Video: Wireless Industry Confesses: “No Studies Show 5G Is Safe” By Take Back Your Power, February 15 2019

During today’s Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the future of 5G wireless technology and their impact on the American people and economy, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) raised concerns with the lack of any scientific research and

Greenpeace activists during a protest in Paris at the COP21 United Nations climate change conference in November.
U.S. Federal Court Dismisses $900 Million Pipeline Company Lawsuit Against Greenpeace By Greenpeace, February 15 2019

Today, the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota issued a landmark dismissal [1] of all claims against all defendants in the USD$900 million case against Greenpeace and others brought by Energy Transfer [2].

The decision to …

Trump’s Wall & National Emergency Declaration Coming By Dr. Jack Rasmus, February 15 2019

Just leaked today that Senator McConnell, Trump’s echo, has indicated that Trump will declare a national emergency today, even as he signs a compromise bill with Pelosi and the Dems to fully fund his Wall. Mainstream media thinks this is

Who Does Government Serve? By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, February 15 2019

The US health system is the most high cost and dysfunctional health care system in the world. The reason is that it is privatized. In the rest of Western civilization the system is socialized.

The reason health care is socialized …

Video: US Sets Up New Base on Iraqi Border, ISIS Threat Grows in Desert By South Front, February 15 2019

On February 13, the Syrian Air Force conducted a series of airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in the area of Kiribat al-Hosn in the Damascus desert. The airstrikes reportedly came in response to a recent increase in the activity of ISIS

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Britain’s Royal Navy “Should Develop a Reign of Terror”. “Russia Should Go Away and Shut Up.” By Joe Lo, February 14 2019

The Royal Navy should be able to “develop a reign of terror down enemy coasts”, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said today.

During a speech outlining military spending priorities, Williamson said:

“In 1940, Winston Churchill said: “Enterprises must be prepared with

Pakistan: The Global Pivot State By Andrew Korybko, February 14 2019

Pakistan’s promising economic potential, international connectivity capabilities, and unparalleled geostrategic location combine with its world-class military and proven diplomatic finesse over the decades to turn the South Asian country into the global pivot state of the 21st century.

As …

War Crimes: The Ameriyah Shelter in West Baghdad: The 1991 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre By Felicity Arbuthnot, February 14 2019

This article was originally published on February 13, 2007, in commemoration of the Ameriya Shelter bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.


It is sixteen years since the Ameriyah Shelter in west Baghdad was bombed, incinerating all but eight, inside. Figures for

Doomsday Redux: The Most Dangerous Weapon Ever Rolls Off the Nuclear Assembly Line By James Carroll, February 14 2019

Last month, the National Nuclear Security Administration (formerly the Atomic Energy Commission) announced that the first of a new generation of strategic nuclear weapons had rolled off the assembly line at its Pantex nuclear weapons plant in the panhandle of

Mexico’s Energy Transformation? By James Neimeister, February 14 2019

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised a “fourth transformation” of the Mexican state and is taking back control of the national oil and gas firm. Workers, indigenous groups, and the environmental movement in Mexico and internationally can push the

Red Cross, UN Slam ‘Politicised’ USAID Humanitarian Assistance to Venezuela By Paul Dobson, February 14 2019

The International Red Cross has declined to participate in Washington’s controversial humanitarian aid plan to Venezuela, it was announced this weekend.

“We will not be participating in what is, for us, not humanitarian aid,” stated Colombia’s International Red Cross (ICRC)

US Congress Rejects Trump’s Warmongering, Won’t Support Military Intervention in Venezuela By Telesur, February 14 2019

Congress will not support U.S. military intervention in Venezuela despite hints by President Donald Trump that such action had not been ruled out, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said on Wednesday.

“I do worry about the …

What You Don’t Know About 5G but Will Find Out When Its Too Late By Claire Edwards, February 14 2019

The first eight months of WWII with no fighting – was called The Phoney War. Using millimetre waves as a fifth-generation or 5G wireless communications technology is a phoney war of another kind.


This phoney war is also silent, …

Where a No-Deal Brexit Would Hit Hardest By Zero Hedge, February 14 2019

In recent weeks, the chances of a dreaded no-deal Brexit occurring have increased exponentially ahead of the deadline on March 29th.

A new study has looked into that scenario’s potential impact on jobs across the world. Statista’s Niall McCarthy

Mainstream Media Boosts Trudeau’s Popularity over Venezuela By Yves Engler, February 14 2019

US presidents have bombed or invaded places like Grenada, Panama, Iraq and Sudan to distract from domestic scandals or to gain a quick boost in popularity. But, do Canadian politicians also pursue regime change abroad to be cheered on by

US Air Freight Company that Smuggled Weapons into Venezuela Linked to CIA “Black Site” Renditions By Whitney Webb, February 14 2019

The parallels between aspects of the Contra scandal and the current situation in Venezuela are striking, particularly given the recent “outrage” voiced by mainstream media and prominent U.S. politicians over Maduro’s refusal to allow U.S. “humanitarian aid” into the country.

Is Tulsi Gabbard for Real? America Is Ready for a Genuine Peace Candidate By Philip Giraldi, February 14 2019

The lineup of Democrats who have already declared themselves as candidates for their party’s presidential nomination in 2020 is remarkable, if only for the fact that so many wannabes have thrown their hats in the ring so early in the

Taking on Goliath: Irish Journalist Gemma O’Doherty Takes on Google By Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin, February 14 2019

Google’s European headquarters in Dublin were surprised when Irish journalist Gemma O’Doherty and Yellow Vests Ireland staged a protest over YouTube shutting down the Livestream facility of her channel.

Gemma is known for her work in exposing alleged corruption in

Hands Off Venezuela: US, Canada Go Home! By David William Pear, February 14 2019

What is happening to Venezuela is a coup d’état and it has nothing to do with democracy, human rights, free and fair elections or international law. The US and Canada represent the antithesis of those values; defying the United Nations

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat a US Military Invasion of Venezuela By Robert J. Burrowes, February 14 2019

To the People of Venezuela

Recently I wrote an article explaining how you could defeat, using nonviolent strategy, the US coup attempt that is taking place in your country. See ‘A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in

Letter of Canadians Calling on the Government of Canada to Cease Its Illegal Attacks on Venezuela By Canadian Intellectuals, Professionals, Artists, February 14 2019

The purpose of this letter is to persuade the Government of Canada and all the Members of Parliament to reverse its counterproductive policy towards Venezuela, on the grounds that it contravenes international laws, is unethical, undemocratic and is against the

Cuba – “The Equilibrium of the World” – and Economy of Resistance By Peter Koenig, February 14 2019

The Fourth International Conference for “The Equilibrium of the World” took place in Havana, Cuba from 28 to 31 January 2019. The Conference, organized by the José Marti Project of International Solidarity, was sponsored by UNESCO and a number of

The Trump-Trudeau Venezuelan Achilles’ Heel: “Not One Yanqui Soldier will enter Venezuela” By Arnold August, February 14 2019

After spending two days in Caracas on February 3 and 4, including a semi-private meeting with President Maduro, this is my basic impression. The situation in Caracas is the opposite of what is portrayed in the international corporate media in

Hands Off Venezuela: Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza Responds to Trump’s Threats and “Crocodile Tears” By Carla Stea, February 14 2019

With impeccable logic and fact, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza repudiated the series of accusations being used by mainstream media to undermine the legitimacy of President Maduro’s government, and exposed the duplicitous motivations underlying the crocodile tears shed over the

The Dangers of 5G to Children’s Health By Children’s Health Defense, February 14 2019

Mobile and wireless technologies are a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Most U.S. adults own smartphones, a growing proportion are “smartphone-only” Internet users and over a fourth report being online “almost constantly.” As for children, a 2014

Venezuela as the Pivot for New Internationalism? By Prof Michael Hudson and The Saker, February 14 2019


There is a great deal of controversy about the true shape of the Venezuelan economy and whether Hugo Chavez’s and Nicholas Maduro’s reform and policies were crucial for the people of Venezuela or whether they were completely

Means of Control: Russia’s Attempt to Hive Off the Internet By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, February 14 2019

Such measures were always going to come on the heels, and heavily so, of the utopians.  Where there is Internet Utopia, Dystopia follows with dedicated cynicism.  Where there are untrammelled means of searching, there will be efforts to erect signposts,

Pompeo, Bolton, and Iran’s “Fake Opposition” By Prof. Muhammad Sahimi, February 14 2019

As Iranian people struggle for democracy and respect for human rights and the rule of law, as well as preserving the national security and territorial integrity of their country, two main groups have emerged among the opposition to Iran’s hardliners,

What Are Russia and Turkey Preparing for Syria? A Disagreement in Sochi By Elijah J. Magnier, February 14 2019

The 14thof February meeting in Sochi between the three Presidents (Russia, Turkey and Iran) is not expected to find solutions agreeable to all parties about the two main problem areas left in Syria: northeast Syria (Manbij to Qamishli/al-Hasaka),

Year of the Pig Is Here! Literally. By Andre Vltchek, February 14 2019

Gong Xi Fa Cai: happy year of the Pig 2019! Congratulations, the Year of the Pig has arrived!

“According to the Chinese astrology, 2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest! 2019 is going

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How the Syrian Conflict Sparked the New Cold War? By Nauman Sadiq, February 13 2019

In July 2003, Dr. David Kelly, a British weapons inspector who had disclosed to the media that Tony Blair’s government’s dossier on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was “sexed up,” was found dead in a public park a

In Hebron, Israel Removes the Last Restraint on Its Settlers’ Reign of Terror By Jonathan Cook, February 13 2019

You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers against Palestinians, in a city under occupation, would provoke condemnation from European and US politicians.

But you …

The ‘Other’ Big Shutdowns: GM’s Is Permanent for at Least 14,000, Ford’s for 1,000 in US, 25,000 Abroad By Dr. Barbara G. Ellis, February 13 2019

If millions of America’s working-class felt empathy and fear for the 800,000 and their families caught in the recent 35-day federal temporary shutdown, what about the 14,000 out of nearly 18,000 General Motors employees with at least 12 years service

US Navy Challenges China in the South China Sea By Peter Symonds, February 13 2019

In its second provocative Freedom of Navigation operation in the South China Sea this year, the US Navy sent two guided missile destroyers yesterday—the USS Spruance and USS Preble—within the 12 nautical mile territorial limit claimed by China around Mischief

“Israel’s” “Secret War” on Syria Is a Lot Like the US’ “Secret War” on Laos By Andrew Korybko, February 13 2019

Observers have been struggling to find an historical comparison for the War on Syria since it first broke out over 8 years ago, and while the conflict is veritably a unique one in its own right, the best comparison that

Anti-Slavery Campaigns in Britain: Their Impact on the Formation of the United States By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 13 2019

If the so-called American Revolution of 1776 was truly committed to breaking with monarchical and autocratic rule from the United Kingdom then why did slavery grow at a rapid rate after the achievement of independence of the former 13 colonies

Facts Don’t Interfere with Propaganda Blitz Against Venezuela’s Elected President By Joe Emersberger, February 13 2019

The Miami Herald (2/8/19) reported, “Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro continues to reject international aid—going so far as to blockade a road that might have been used for its delivery.“

The “Venezuelan leader” reporter Jim Wyss referred to is …

The Crisis and Coup in Venezuela. A Review By Richard Galustian, February 13 2019

Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, a renowned expert on Latin America gave an interview to broadcaster and journalist, Bonnie Faulkner ( and the below is a summary of the key points of this interview.



Click link below to …

Imperialist Aggression and What We Can Learn from the Attempted Coup Against Venezuela By Alison Bodine, February 13 2019

On January 23, 2019 Juan Guaido declared himself to be the “acting President” of Venezuela. He was immediately recognized as the interim President of Venezuela by the United States government, followed in quick succession by the government of Canada, and

Rule Britannia against China: New UK Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the South China Sea in 2021? By Tom Clifford, February 13 2019

A startling case of Brexititis, marked by nostalgia for imperial grandeur, the singing of Rule Britannia when taking a shower, and an unhinged view of the world and Britain’s diminished role in it, was observed in London on February 11.

Kashmir Insurgency: The Spillover of the Soviet-Afghan Jihad By Nauman Sadiq, February 13 2019

In the British Indian context, the divide-and-rule policy originally meant that the British imperialists used this strategy to sow the seeds of dissension and communal hatred to prolong their tyrannical rule in India, which is a valid contention. However, some

RIP INF Treaty: Russia’s Victory, America’s Waterloo By Cluborlov, February 13 2019

On March 1, 2018 the world learned of Russia’s new weapons systems, said to be based on new physical principles. Addressing the Federal Assembly, Putin explained how they came to be: in 2002 the US withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile

Starving Venezuela into Submission By Israel Shamir, February 13 2019

You are so kind-hearted! I shed a tear thinking of American generosity.

“So many delightful goodies: sacks of rice, canned tuna and protein-rich biscuits, corn flour, lentils and pasta, arrived at the border of troubled Venezuela – enough for one

Video: Venezuela Crisis: Maduro Condemns “Extremist” Trump By Nicolas Maduro, February 13 2019

Its a political war of the American Empire in support of the interests of the extreme right that today governs,

They are warmongering in order to take over Venezuela.  

I call on the people of the world to wake up,

A Maidan Style Regime Change Operation Might Break Out in Moldova? By Andrew Korybko, February 13 2019

The Russian Foreign Ministry issued an uncharacteristically detailed warning about one of the possible scenarios that might transpire in this former Soviet republic by the end of the month following its upcoming parliamentary elections on 24 February.

The Ministry’s Warning

Canada: A Stakeholder in the Venezuelan Coup By Collectif Échec à la guerre, February 13 2019

On the occasion of the emergency meeting of the Lima Group, held in Ottawa on February 4, we denounce the role of the Government of Canada in what is nothing less than a coup d’état.

A coup d’état under way

Video: US Is Setting Ground for Military Intervention in Venezuela By South Front, February 13 2019

The Venezuelan government seems to be openly preparing to face a US military invasion.

On February 10, the country’s military kicked off large-scale military drills, which will run until February 15. According to President Nicolas Maduro, the drills are

Ukraine: NATO in the Constitution By Manlio Dinucci, February 13 2019
The initiative for having introduced into the Ukrainian Constitution the commitment enter officially into NATO goes to Parliamentary President Andriy Parubiy. Co-founder in 1991 of the Ukrainian National-Socialist Party, on the model of Adolf Hitler’s National-Socialist Party.
Police Repression in France: Macron Brutal Tactics Against Yellow Vests Have Nothing to Do with Public Safety, Everything to Do with Global Politics By Vanessa Beeley, February 13 2019

“We will not kneel, we will not fear reprisals, we will keep protesting until the end,” said one Gilet Jaune protester to me on Saturday as the police tore into the crowd, scything people to the ground and trampling them

Freedom of the Press in Japan: PM Staff ‘Restrict’ Reporter, Accuse Her of ‘Spreading Misinformation’ About Environmental Impact of New US Military Base By Nevin Thompson, February 13 2019

A decision by Japanese government officials to “restrict” questions from an unnamed reporter during press conferences has provoked protests by other journalists.

The controversy has re-raised longstanding questions about the environmental impact of a controversial new base for US Marines …