Venezuela News Links 20 September 2019

20 September 2019 • 21:45 — The New Dark Age

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

Driving to Colombia? New photos show Juan Guaido in car with ‘drug cartel gangster’

Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil Fields – a False Flag?
https://journal-neo.org/2019/09/20/houthi-attack-on-saudi-oil-fields-a-false-flag/

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Iran News Links 20 September 2019

20 September 2019 • 21:45 — The New Dark Age

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‘We’ll respond to US plots, all the way from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean,’ Iran warns Washington
https://on.rt.com/a22l

Hormuz: a play-by-play of the worst case scenario

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Saudi Arabia News Links 20 September 2019

20 September 2019 • 21:40 — The New Dark Age

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Twitter purges hundreds of accounts from Egypt & UAE for ‘pro-Saudi messaging’ that targeted IRAN & QATAR

New Peace Initiative: Houthis Case All Missile, Drone Attacks On Saudi Arabia

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How to Find a Tiger in Africa: Searching for Agostinho Neto (1922 –1979) By T.P. Wilkinson

18 September 2019 — Black Agenda Report

How to Find a Tiger in Africa: Searching for Agostinho Neto (1922 –1979)
The history of liberated Angola, like the history of the world, cannot be told by humanity’s oppressors.

“In the jargon of the ‘West,’ anyone called a communist who becomes a head of state must be a dictator.”

What I want to do here is something very simple. I want to explain how I began to search for Agostinho Neto. I also want to explain the perspective that shapes this search.[i]

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Will Vladimir Putin Declare Capitalism Dead Too? By Phil Butler 

20 September 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Is it time for a new Declaration of Independence? If true individual choice and truth are any factor of freedom, the writing is on the wall not just in the United States, but globally. The wealth divide that has grown into an impenetrable wall between the elites and the rest of us, it’s only a symptom of decaying set of ideas that have long since lost their luster. We simply must move on to another plan, a plan devised from innovative thinkers.
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What’s Good For the Price of Oil……. By S. Artesian

18 September 2019 — The Wolf Report: Non-confidential analysis for the anti-investor

1. Staggering under the weight of its overproduction, capitalism spies in the visage of its recent savior, China, the image of its once and future enemy, China.  Every thing that was the producer of “recovery,” “growth,” “expansion,” — fracked oil, microprocessors, corn, soybeans, smartphones, flat screens, container ships, becomes a relation of relapse, decline, contraction.

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Something interesting about Rees-Mogg and a broken oath

20 September 2019 — True Publica

Something interesting about Rees-Mogg and a broken oath

By Anthony Barnett: We in the UK are on the verge of embracing, if only through resignation, disbelief, tabloid pugilism and sheer damn tiredness, a new variant of despotism. One that will be policed and lubricated by state surveillance if it succeeds – a danger that Paul Mason set out in the Guardian. The comic photo-opportunities of Prime Minister Johnson with a bull and a kipper are contrived. Their aim to encourage us to lower our guard and regard his government as irrational bluster and boosterism. Whereas he and his hedge-fund backers seek to turn us into the playthings of deregulated capitalism.

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, Sept. 2019, Part 2

19 September 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

Reading matters

We seldom receive enough new books to justify two columns in one month, but our red and green bookshelf is overflowing …


Climate & Capitalism can’t review every book we receive, but this column lists and links to those that seem relevant to our mission, along with brief descriptions. Titles described here may be reviewed in future. Inclusion does not imply endorsement, or that we agree with everything (or even anything!) these books say.


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The Crisis Over The Attack On Saudi Oil Infrastructure Is Over – We Now Wait For the Next One

19 September 2019 — Moon of Alabama

The crisis about the Yemeni drone and cruise missile attack on two Saudi oil installations is for now over.

The Saudis and the U.S. accuse Iran of being behind the “act of war” as Secretary of State Pompeo called it. The Saudis bomb Yemen with U.S. made bombs since 2015. One wonders how Pompeo is calling that.

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Iran/Saudi Arabia News Links 18-19 September 2019

19 September 2019 • 19:39 — The New Dark Age

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Trump Regime Anti-Iran Blame Game
https://www.globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-anti-iran-blame-game/5689657

How the Houthis overturned the chessboard
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/09/19/how-the-houthis-overturned-the-chessboard/

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Brexit News Links 19 September 2019

19 September 2019 • 15:00 — The New Dark Age

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Piers Morgan leapt in to defend Laura Kuenssberg. It didn’t end well

The European Union And The Euroscepticism (I)
https://orientalreview.org/2019/09/19/the-european-union-and-the-euroscepticism-i/

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How the Houthis overturned the chessboard by Pepe Escobar

18 September 2019 — The Saker

The Yemeni Shiite group’s spectacular attack on Abqaiq raises the distinct possibility of a push to drive the House of Saud from power

A Yemeni Shiite man holds his weapon and a flag with an Arabic inscription reading ‘Disgrace is far from us,’ as he takes part in a religious procession held by Houthi rebels to mark the first day of Ashura. Photo: Hani Al-Ansi/dpa

We are the Houthis and we’re coming to town. With the spectacular attack on Abqaiq, Yemen’s Houthis have overturned the geopolitical chessboard in Southwest Asia – going as far as introducing a whole new dimension: the distinct possibility of investing in a push to drive the House of Saud out of power.

Blowback is a bitch. Houthis – Zaidi Shiites from northern Yemen – and Wahhabis have been at each other’s throats for ages. This book is absolutely essential to understand the mind-boggling complexity of Houthi tribes; as a bonus, it places the turmoil in southern Arabian lands way beyond a mere Iran-Saudi proxy war.

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