US & UK Military-Intelligence Apparatus Deploy Media Smears Against Corbyn

11 December 2019 — Consortium News

In the lead-up to Britain’s historic election on Wednesday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been hit with evidence-free Russiagate-style allegations, Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal report.

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal
The Grayzone

The popular socialist leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, could be on the verge of becoming prime minister of the United Kingdom. And the mere possibility is terrifying British intelligence services and the U.S. government. [Allegedly. WB]

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10 Reasons to be Cheerful on Election Eve

11 December 2019 — Off Guardian

W Stephen Gilbert

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    1. In what they keep calling “the most unpredictable election of recent times”, the pundits report a continuing Tory lead in the opinion polls, indicating that Boris Johnson will have a majority in the House. Let’s just remember that, throughout this century, the polls have almost always been wrong.

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International Colloquium denounces crimes of UN Mission in Haiti

10 December 2019 — Peoples Dispatch

Delegates from over 100 organizations gathered in in Port-au-Prince to bring to account those responsible for the 15 years of UN occupation in Haiti and design a strategy for justice and reparations for the survivors

Over 100 Haitian and international delegates have been participating in the International Colloquium “Occupation, Sovereignty, Solidarity: Towards a People’s Tribunal on Crimes of the MINUSTAH in Haiti”. Photo: Alba Movimientos Haiti

Julian Assange News Links 11 December 2019

11 December 2019 — The New Dark Age

For the sake of press freedom, Julian Assange must be defended
We wrote President Barack Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder, urging them not to prosecute Julian Assange. The Australian hacker and …

Julian Assange: A Court of Star Chamber — cruelty beyond belief
Publisher, whistleblower, journalist Julian Assange has been the victim of a 21st century Court of Star Chamber operated by media intent on smears, …

The Dirty War on the NHS

11 December 2019 — Off Guardian

Philip Roddis

I saw this film last night at a one-off screening in Derby. It’s all you’d expect of a John Pilger documentary. Polished and professional? Well of course, but more importantly:

Hard hitting, its straight-from-the shoulder interrogations of power a far cry from the posturing of mainstream interviewers who, doubtless in all sincerity – albeit of the self serving kind – mistake Paxmanesque aggression for the real deal.[1]

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Bolivia News Links 10-11 December 2019

11 December 2019 • 21:20 — The New Dark Age

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

Bolivia: The 21st Century Coup d’État and its Crimes Against Humanity
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/bolivia-the-21st-century-coup-detat-and-its-crimes-against-humanity/

Operation Condor 2.0 Expanded
https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/12/operation-condor-2-0-expanded/

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Venezuela News Links 10-11 December 2019

11 December 2019 — The New Dark Age

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

Anti-Chavismo in “Civil War” Mode: Outlook for 2020
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2019/12/10/anti-chavismo-in-civil-war-mode-outlook-for-2020/

I Never Saw a World So Fragmented!
https://journal-neo.org/2019/12/10/i-never-saw-a-world-so-fragmented/

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Syria News Links 10-11 December 2019

11 December 2019 • 21:20 — The New Dark Age

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

Militants shell 24 settlements in Syria in last 24 hours — Russian reconciliation center
https://tass.com/world/1098521

US Policy Failures Give Glimmer of Hope to Middle East
https://journal-neo.org/2019/12/11/us-policy-failures-give-glimmer-of-hope-to-middle-east/

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How the Global North’s Left Media Helped Pave the Way for Bolivia’s Right-Wing Coup

10 December 2019 — FAIR

[This is a must read for anyone who calls themself ‘progressive’. Another excellent study of the myopia the Western left suffers from by Fairness & Accuracy in the Media. WB]

by Lucas Koerner

In our brave new age of hybrid warfare, corporate media play the role of ideological heavy artillery within the arsenal of Western imperialist powers. Day in and day out, “reputable” establishment outlets bombard progressive and/or anti-imperialist governments in the Global South with endless salvos of smears and libelous misrepresentations (e.g., FAIR.org5/23/188/23/184/11/197/25/19).

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UK: Fake News and the “Punch” that never happened What one media lie tells us about the way our “news” works

10 December 2019 — Off Guardian

Kit Knightly

Yesterday the Health Secretary Matt Hancock went to Leeds to visit a struggling NHS hospital. It was a PR stunt designed to make the Tories look pro-active in the face of a late-campaign PR disaster.

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