What Do US Pundits Know About North Korea That 88% of South Koreans Don’t? By Adam Johnson

7 May 2018 — FAIR

Nation: Historic Korean Summit Sets the Table for Peace--and US Pundits React With Horror

“The pundits who shape the US media’s coverage of North Korea were spinning the summit, and Kim’s outreach in particular, as a dangerous, even ominous, event” (The Nation,  5/2/18).

According to a recent poll, 88 percent of the South Korean public viewed the recent peace summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in as a success. In addition, 65 percent of South Koreans trust Kim Jong-un on his pledge to denuclearize, and Moon Jae-in’s approval ratings have shot up to 86 percent. Broadly speaking, recent developments between North and South Korea have been met with widespread optimism and praise from the South Korean public.

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Trotskyist Delusions. Split into Rival Tendencies By Diana Johnstone

5 May 2018 — Global Research

Obsessed with Stalin, the disciples of Leon Bronstein see betrayed revolutions everywhere

I first encountered Trotskyists in Minnesota half a century ago during the movement against the Vietnam War.  I appreciated their skill in organizing anti-war demonstrations and their courage in daring to call themselves “communists” in the United States of America – a profession of faith that did not groom them for the successful careers enjoyed by their intellectual counterparts in France.  So I started my political activism with sympathy toward the movement.  In those days it was in clear opposition to U.S. imperialism, but that has changed.

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Syria News Links 6-7 May 2018

7 May 2018 — williambowles.info

7 May 2018

Reporting Syria: this is a story about people – an interview with Rania Abouzeid
https://www.opendemocracy.net/north-africa-west-asia/richard-salame/reporting-syria-this-is-story-about-people

House of Cards: Trump’s Accumulating Worries
https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/05/house-of-cards-trumps-accumulating-worries/

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Global Geopolitical Rundown

6 May 2018 — Global Research News

Global Geopolitical Rundown: Syria, Armenia, North Korea and Beyond

By Michael Welch and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, May 06, 2018

Arabians have failed in Yemen, and what it wants to do is, and what the United States is doing and even Israel and Britain, is they are arming Saudi Arabia and they’re pushing Saudi Arabia to create an Arab front against Iran. Continue reading

Syria News Links 5-6 May 2018

6 May 2018 — williambowles.info

US Human Rights Racket Defends Thailand’s Joseph Goebbels
http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2018/05/us-human-rights-racket-defends.html

Russian diplomat highlights Iran’s role in fight against terrorism in Syria
http://tass.com/politics/1003023

Iraqi air force targets ISIS in Syria
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/06/middleeast/iraq-syria-strike-isis/index.html Continue reading