On the Liberation of The Yarmouk Refugee Camp from ISIS. Syrian and Palestinian Struggles Indivisible By Ken Stone

30 May 218 — Global Research

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), allied Palestinian militias, and the government of Syria deserve high praise for the recent liberation of Yarmouk refugee camp from ISIS.

Anti-war activists took a lot of flak from some people in North America and Europe, describing themselves as Palestine solidarity activists and “leftists”, when, in 2012, Yarmouk was invaded and occupied by proxy armies of western powers and Arab monarchs. Because we condemned the US-led attack on Syria and defended the Syrian government’s resistance to the terrorist occupation of Yarmouk, we were among the activists denounced by the misguided persons above as being “Assad apologists.”

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Black Agenda Report 30 May 2018: Progressives Disappear From the Black Caucus; Why Green Parties Don't Take Off; When Uncle Tom Falls

30 May 2018 — Black Agenda Report

How the “Progressives” in the Black Caucus Have Shrunk to Almost Nothing

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
There really is no “left wing” of the Democratic Party, just a tiny, ill-defined faction that can be brushed aside even on “bright line” issues of war and peace, guns or butter, and social justice versus police repression.

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The flames that killed Fathi Harb should make us all burn with guilt and shame

27 May 2018 – Jonathan Cook

The National – 27 May 2018

Fathi Harb should have had something to live for, not least the imminent arrival of a new baby. But last week the 21-year-old extinguished his life in an inferno of flames in central Gaza.

It is believed to be the first example of a public act of self-immolation in the enclave. Harb doused himself in petrol and set himself alight on a street in Gaza City shortly before dawn prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Syria News Links 24-26 May 2018

26 May 2018 — williambowles.info

The truth about the brutal four-hour battle between Russian mercenaries and US commandos in Syria
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/battle-syria-us-russian-mercenaries-commandos-islamic-state-a8370781.html

Does Trump Regime Intend Full-Scale War on Syria?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/does-trump-regime-intend-full-scale-war-on-syria/5641782

Credible Report Alleges US Relocates ISIS from Syria and Iraq into Russia via Afghanistan
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/05/26/credible-report-alleges-us-relocates-isis-from-syria-iraq-into-russia-via-afghanistan.htm

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Trump Seeks Regime Change in Iran, Ripping up Nuclear Deal and Imposes ‘Strongest’ Sanctions

25 May 2018 — TRNN

Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the US president is very “committed to regime change” in Iran, in a speech for the Iranian opposition cult the MEK. Then Trump sabotaged the JCPOA and Mike Pompeo announced “the strongest sanctions in history.” Continue reading

Iran News Links 24-25 May 2018

25 May 2018 — williambowles.info

Nuclear Chutzpah
https://orientalreview.org/2018/05/25/nuclear-chutzpah/

Iranian Canadian Congress: ‘Canada must defend the Iran Nuclear Deal’
https://johnriddell.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/iranian-canadian-congress-canada-must-defend-the-iran-nuclear-deal/

Video: Gina Haspel to Head the CIA, a GRTV interview with Ray McGovern
https://www.globalresearch.ca/video-gina-haspel-to-head-the-cia-a-grtv-interview-with-ray-mcgovern/5641768 Continue reading

Korea News Links 24-25 May 2018

25 May 2018 — williambowles.info

Trump ‘winging it’ to blame for scuppering North Korea summit, says former White House official
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/trump-north-korea-summit-cancel-victor-cha-kim-jong-un-a8368536.html

Disappointment in South Korea as Trump nixes summit with Kim
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/disappointment-south-korea-trump-nixes-summit-kim-180525050543549.html

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The U.S. and Israel Are Marching towards War with Iran By Dr. Ludwig Watzal

25 May 2018 — Global Research

On Monday, May 21, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a rant against Iran before the right-wing Heritage Foundation in Washington. It was a bullying speech to push the Iranian leadership to surrender unconditionally to US demands. If the Iranian people are unable to contrive “regime change” the US will do it by military means, perhaps together with Israel, which Pompeo didn’t say. But everybody knows that Israel is hell-bent to crush Iran. 

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Corbyn or Bust? By William Bowles

24 May 2018 — Investigatingimperialism

I need to continue my previous essay, it remains woefully incomplete. I kinda hinted at it in the last para but never completed the thought.

Then I got an email from a comrade and friend in NYC after I’d published it:

Thanks, but the question left unanswered is: does the road to “regroupment” or whatever you want to call run through supporting Corbyn or opposing Corbyn and the LP? To me it’s the same question that was faced in Greece 2015. Did regroupment require supporting or opposing Syriza. And in either case, why? And what is the alternative?

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