Hamas and Fatah: Why the two groups are failing By Jonathan Cook

12 May 2018 — Jonathan Cook

Palestinian factions need to reinvent themselves and find more successful strategies to give the public hope, analysts say

Al Jazeera – 12 May 2018

The Palestinian national movement, which has led the decades-long struggle against Israel’s takeover of the Palestinians’ homeland, has reached the lowest ebb in its history, according to analysts.

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Ecuador hints it may hand over Julian Assange to Britain and the US By James Cogan

12 May 2018 — WSWS

Julian Assange is in immense danger. Remarks made this week by Ecuador’s foreign minister suggest that her government may be preparing to renege on the political asylum it granted to the WikiLeaks editor in 2012 and hand him over to British and then American authorities.

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D-Notices, State Censorship And The Cynical Collusion of Mainstream Media

12 May 2018 — TruePublica

If you’ve been following the Skripal/Novichok/Chemical weapons/Syria drama unfold through TruePublica you’ll be up to date on most, if not all, the relevant information there is to know.

On several occasions, we have published news relating to the D-Notices sent out by the state to censor the mainstream media in both print and broadcast to ensure that their version of the story, one filled full of holes, didn’t go, well, mainstream.

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Media Debate Best Way to Dominate Iran By Gregory Shupak

12 May 2018 — FAIR

The New York Times‘ Bret Stephens (5/8/18) is glad Trump canceled the Iran deal because that allows the US to threaten Iran with “economic ruin and possible war.”

The debate in the New York Times and Washington Post over President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran deal, revolves around which tactics America should use to dominate Iran.

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Iran News links 11-12 May 2018

12 May 2018 14:26:32 — williambowles.info

Iraq and Syria: of memory and maps
https://www.opendemocracy.net/north-africa-west-asia/darius-kamali/iraq-and-syria-of-memory-and-maps

If Europe Wants to Remain on the World Stage, It Must Resist Trump on Iran
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/05/12/if-europe-wants-remain-world-stage-must-resist-trump-iran.html
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