General Strike Against the IMF Shuts Down Ecuador

10 October 2019 — Left Voice

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On Wednesday, thousands of people across Ecuador took to the streets and walked out of their workplaces on the seventh day of a national uprising against the austerity policies of President Lenín Moreno and the IMF. The national strike was coordinated by indigenous groups in conjunction with Ecuador’s biggest trade unions and the student movement, and was heavily repressed by military and police forces.

PHOTO: DAVID DIAZ ARCOS/BLOOMBERG NEWS

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Syria News Links 12-13 October 2019

13 October 2019 • 23:50  — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-50036901

Washington abandons its Kurdish proxies as Ankara and Damascus step in
http://thesaker.is/washington-abandons-its-kurdish-proxies-as-ankara-and-damascus-step-in/

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THE MARCH OF THE FINANCIAL ALGORITHMS

13 October 2019 — theplanningmotivedotcom

MACHINES LEARN, BUT FIRST THEY HAVE TO BE TAUGHT TO LEARN

The world and our brains are analogue, computers are binary. Analogue is infinitely more complex than binary, which cannot be emulated by binary systems including the qubits found in so called quantum computers. Binary systems, because they do not spontaneously form imprints of the external world, need programming. This programming can only be undertaken in the first instance by humans with all their fallibilities.

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Iran News Links 13 October 2019

13 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

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HSBC: The World’s Dirtiest Bank
https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2019/10/12/hsbc-the-worlds-dirtiest-bank/

US Denial of Sovereignty – Unipolarism Laid Bare
https://journal-neo.org/2019/10/12/us-denial-of-sovereignty-unipolarism-laid-bare/

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Ecuador News Links 13 October 2019

13 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Protest leaders in Ecuador vow to continue rallies across the country
https://tass.com/world/1082873

Ecuador under President Neo-coño Moreno: The IMF’s Deadly “Economic Medicine”, The Weaponization of Neoliberal Reforms
https://www.globalresearch.ca/ecuador-under-president-neo-cono-moreno-the-imfs-deadly-economic-medicine-the-weaponization-of-neoliberal-reforms/5691749

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Brexit News Links 13 October 2019

13 October 2019 • 11:00 — The New Dark Age

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Brexit: Boris Johnson to update cabinet on deal talks
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50032500

Brexit plans centre stage in Queen’s Speech
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50029325

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UK: ARE YOU BEING STOPPED AND SEARCHED?

12 October 2019 — Extinction/Rebellion

[I thought a note on police activities re Extinction/Rebellion is worth publicising to a wider audience. WB]

PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY

ARE YOU BEING STOPPED AND SEARCHED?
– Ask ‘Am I being detained or am I free to leave?’
IF you are told you are detained, this means you are being stopped and searched. OTHERWISE, you are able to walk away.

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The Foreign Office Must Be Challenged Over Sacoolas’ Immunity

12 October 2019 — Craig Murray

The government has stepped up its lies about immunity in the Sacoolas case to a breathtaking degree. I genuinely am astounded by the sheer audacity of the lies now being told, including a staggeringly mendacious FCO-briefed BBC article yesterday stating that “23,000 individuals in the UK have diplomatic immunity” and that it extends to “drivers and cooks”. This follows up the breathtaking FCO statement to Sky News that RAF Croughton “is regarded as an annex to the US Embassy in London” – a total falsehood.

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Six months since the brutal arrest of WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange

12 October 2019 — WSWS

Yesterday marked six months since WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange was expelled from Ecuador’s London embassy and arrested by the British police. The sight of a persecuted journalist being manhandled by five burly police in the capital of a supposedly democratic country shocked millions of people around the world.

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Edward Snowden: The man who exposed the electronic surveillance of everyone by US intelligence By Kevin Reed

12 October 2019 — WSWS

Permanent Record

In the final chapter of his memoir Permanent Record, Edward Snowden issues a warning to his readers. He writes, “[I]t wouldn’t take much for an interested government to find out that you’ve been reading this book. At the very least, it wouldn’t take much to find out that you have it, whether you downloaded it illegally or bought a hard copy online or purchased it at a brick-and-mortar-store with a credit card.”

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