Shifting Alliances: Is Turkey Now “Officially” an Ally of Russia? Acquires Russia’s S-400. Exit from NATO Imminent? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

13 July, 2019 — Global Research

Turkey is taking delivery of Russia’s S 400 missile defence system. What this signifies is that Turkey and Russia are now “officially” allies. The first shipment of the S-400 landed in Ankara on July 12, according to Turkey’s Ministry of Defense. (see image below)

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Venezuela News Links 15 July 2019

16 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

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

President Manuel Zelaya: The US-backed Coup d’etat Turned Honduras Into Hell + Honduras Now Ruled By A Criminal Gang
https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2019/07/15/president-manuel-zelaya-the-us-backed-coup-detat-turned-honduras-into-hell-honduras-now-ruled-by-a-criminal-gang/

War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Policies
https://williambowles.info/2019/07/15/war-by-other-means-understanding-and-challenging-u-s-sanctions-policies/

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Amazon NHS partnership – more questions over backdoor privatisation

16 July 2019 — True Publica

Amazon NHS partnership - more backdoor privatisation?

By TruePublica: There is a lot going wrong in the world today and big tech is driving much of it in its indomitable thirst for ever greater global influence and markets to profit from. In the meantime, the British government is already making many moves to ‘Americanise’ society and continues towards its unpopular privatisation model in healthcare. These are not the musings of TruePublica’s editor. Professionals at the heart of the artificial intelligence community, privacy, civil liberty and healthcare are alarmed the NHS has teamed up with certain tech firms with scant care for patient outcomes especially with the latest announcement of American behemoth Amazon giving health advice.

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The fascists in the White House

16 July 2019 — WSWS

The tirades by President Donald Trump over the past three days have no precedent in the history of the US presidency. Trump, backed by a cabal of advisors in the White House, speaks openly as a fascist, demonizing people of different races and national origins, vilifying socialism, and declaring that those who oppose his administration’s policies are disloyal to the country and should leave it.

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Iran News Links 15 July 2019

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

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Europe scrambles to save Iran deal, warning it’s ‘very close’ to unraveling
BRUSSELS — European diplomats gathering Monday to try to save the Iran nuclear deal warned that the agreement was close to unraveling, but …

Inside Iran: What Iranians think of stand-off with US?
As tensions rise between Iran, the US and its allies, the BBC has been given rare access to Iran. Iranians remain furious that US President Donald …

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War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Policies

15 July 2019 — RT

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Sanctions are often presented as a diplomatic and peaceful alternative to direct military engagement, sanctions ironically can have just as devastating outcomes. Addressing the situations of Cuba, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela, this 2019 Left Forum panel addresses the origins, implementation, and impact of US-imposed sanctions.

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Mainstream Media Hide Skripal’s Connections to Russiagate-Trump Case By Eric Zuesse

15 July, 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

First of all, everyone should read this:

“The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing US Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story”.

It is important background for understanding what follows, because the following helps to explain what is displayed in that brilliant prior article:

News has slowly been getting out that the British Government’s account of the poisoning of the Skripals is a fabrication which had been done in order to escalate hostilities against Russia, and that when information from Democratic Party and Clinton campaign computers subsequently became either leaked or hacked to Wikileaks, the Democratic National Committee hired, in order to investigate that, British contractors who were also involved in the Skripal fraud, and Skripal himself might have been a crucial part of the Russiagate-Trump operation.

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The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson By Ben Norton

15 July 2019 — Grayzone

The Guardian removed article Chris Williamson letter

Britain’s leading newspaper The Guardian, which has relentlessly attacked Jeremy Corbyn and his leftist allies, published but then quickly removed an open letter signed by Noam Chomsky defending Labour MP Chris Williamson from “anti-Semitism” smears.

By Ben Norton

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As Cost of Climate Crisis Grows, Climate Movement Escalates

14 July 2019 — Dissident Voice

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

Activists run towards the Garzweiler open-cast mine (David Young/picture alliance via Getty Images)

The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult to keep up with. Storms, heatwaves and climate-related weather disasters are increasing at a rapid pace. The leadership of the two corporate-dominated political parties are trying to keep the climate issue out of the 2020 campaign, but the movement is becoming too big to ignore.

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