Boris Johnson, GMOs and Glyphosate by Colin Todhunter

24 August 2019 — Colin Todhunter

Irresponsible, Negligent and Criminal?

In his first speech to parliament as British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said:

Let’s start now to liberate the UK’s extraordinary bioscience sector from anti-genetic modification rules and let’s develop the blight-resistant crops that will feed the world.

Johnson reads from a well-rehearsed script. The ‘GM will feed the world mantra’ is pure industry spin. There is already enough food being produced to feed the global population yet around 830 million are classed as hungry. Feeding the world effectively, sustainably and equitably involves addressing the in-built injustices of the global food system.

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China News Links 22-24 August 2019

24 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

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

The Saker interviews Professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/08/24/the-saker-interviews-professor-seyed-mohammad-marandi/

Today’s Links 24 August 2019
http://mikewhitneysgraspingatstraws.blogspot.com/2019/08/todays-links_24.html

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Venezuela News Links 22-24 August 2019

24 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

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

US commander says navy ready for Venezuela intervention
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/24/vene-a24.html

Suddenly West is Failing to Overthrow “Regimes”
https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/suddenly-west-is-failing-to-overthrow-regimes/

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Jeff Bezos’s Politics By Eric Zuesse

24 August 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

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Jeff Bezos is the owner of the daily newspaper in Washington DC, the Washington Post, which leads America’s news-media and their almost 100% support of (and promotions for) neoconservatism — American imperialism, or wars. This includes sanctions, coups, and military invasions, against countries that America’s billionaires want to control but don’t yet control — such as Venezuela, Syria, Iran, Russia, Libya, and China.

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It’s all going pear-shaped

24 August 2019 — Michael Roberts Blog

Recessions, monetary easing and fiscal stimulus

With perfect timing, just as the summit meeting of the leaders of the top capitalist economies (G7) met in Biarritz, France, China announced a new round of tariffs on $75bn of US imported goods. This was in retaliation to a new planned round of tariffs on Chinese goods that the US planned for December. US President Trump reacted angrily and immediately announced that he was going to hike the tariff rates on his existing tariffs on $250bn of Chinese goods and impose more tariffs on another $350bn of imports.

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With eye on Trump, India scrambles for Russian support By M.K. Bhadrakumar

23 August 2019 — Indian Punchline

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) at informal meeting in Sochi in May 2018

Within a week of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s consultations in Moscow on August 21, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar is travelling to the Russian capital for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday.

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The Liberal Order Began by Embracing Russia, Now They Want Revenge By Phil Butler

23 August 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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A former adviser to Russia’s government, Angus Roxburgh became famous for covering the fall of communism in eastern Europe. At a point, the former BBC Russian Service scriptwriter worked for the pan-European public relations firm GPlus, as part of a PR advisory team for the Kremlin. Since 2009 Roxburgh turned on the Kremlin. Now, like so many other “Putin experts,” he wants a regime change and revenge.

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The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact: 80 Years Of Fighting Against Russia

23 August 2019 — Oriental Review

The debate on the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the USSR have been deliberately whipped up by the West as an opportunity to lodge various historical, political and even financial grievances with Russia and discredit the country’s foreign and domestic policies. To that end, a series of resolutions were passed between 2006 and 2009 by PACE, the European Parliament, and the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE. In these resolutions, the political structure of the USSR in the 1930s and 1940s was compared to the Nazi regime in Germany, responsibility for the outbreak of World War II was placed on both countries, and the date the treaty was signed – 23 August 1939 – was declared the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism.

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Gangster Capitalism

23 August 2019 — True Publica

Privatisation – The ultimate insult as victims deceived by police service

By Robert Woodward – TruePublica: There are some standout failures of the privatisation model in Britain that was sold to the public as some sort panacea to all the failings of state-owned assets. Since 2010, more state-owned assets have been sold since the 1930s – where £1trillion of national wealth has been handed over to private entities often with disastrous results. The latest is just another a poke in the eye for the ever beleaguered taxpayer with those causing chaos laughing all the way to the bank.

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On the Events in Hong Kong: the Show Must Go On? By Vladimir Terehov

22 August 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Recently, the NEO has been looking at the situation in and around Hong Kong from different angles. It is hard to disagree with the viewpoint that the external chaos of recent months in the streets of Hong Kong (which is, among other things, one of the world’s financial centers) has increasingly shown signs of a hybrid war waged against the Second World Superpower.

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