Media Lens: ‘We Don’t Do Propaganda’

27 February 2019 — Media Lens

Earlier this month, Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, author of ‘Utopia For Realists’, was interviewed by the high-profile Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson. During a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos in Janary, Bregman had bluntly told billionaires that they should stop avoiding taxes and pay their fair share:

‘We gotta be talking about taxes. That’s it. Taxes, taxes, taxes. All the rest is bullshit, in my opinion.’

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Britain: Corbyn, no more concessions! By Adam Booth

27 February 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

Jeremy Corbyn has promised the possibility of a second referendum in an attempt to pacify the Blairites. But such compromises will only embolden the Labour right wing. These careerists must instead be shown the door.Brexit is beginning to take its toll on Britain’s political parties. Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are desperately attempting to hold their parties together in the face of irreconcilable divisions. But neither leader will be able to appease their rebels. Splits and shocks are the order of the day.

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Socialism and the case for expropriation

27 February 2019 — WSWS

“Socialism is back in fashion,” declares the cover story of this week’s Economist, the British weekly newspaper founded 176 years ago. Despite proclamations of the “end of history” following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the newspaper roots the “remarkable” growth of popular support for socialism in decades of growing social inequality.

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New Studies Confirm Dangers of Glyphosate By F. William Engdahl

26 February 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Since the 1960s uproar over the dangers of widespread agriculture use of the weed killer, DDT, no other herbicide or agriculture chemical has stirred as much widespread opposition as glyphosate. Glyphosate is the main and only publicly disclosed ingredient in the world-leading herbicide, Roundup from Monsanto/Bayer. With fierce opposition from many EU member states, in 2018 owing to a sly maneuver by the former German Minister of Agriculture, the EU Commission ruled to continue allowing the controversial pesticide. Now recent tests have added to the body of evidence that glyphosate is carcinogenic and should be banned immediately.

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Venezuela Newslinks 25-26 February 2019

26 February 2019 21:10 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

Max Blumenthal: What Really Happened on the Colombian-Venezuelan Border + Wilkerson: The Permanent War State Aims to Plunder Venezuela
https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/max-blumenthal-what-really-happened-on-the-colombian-venezuelan-border-wilkerson-the-permanent-war-state-aims-to-plunder-venezuela/

Former UN expert slams the media for ‘manufacturing consent’ for regime change in Venezuela
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCanary/~3/EoVGojapyFM/

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“They Just Want Me in Prison”: Mint Press Contributor Eva Bartlett Interviews Jailed Ukrainian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky By Eva Bartlett

26 February 2019 — In Gaza

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“The Ukraine courts are still dependent on political authorities, and the special service is used to carry out political schemes and to fight inconvenient points of view and dissent, rather than to protect national security.” — Imprisoned Ukrainian-Russian journalist Kirill Vyshinsky tells Eva Bartlett. -by Eva Bartlett, February 25th, 2019, Mint Press News

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Final Steps of the Multipolar Revolution: Containing the US in Europe By Federico Pieraccini

26 February 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

We discussed in the previous article how China and Russia are using diplomatic, economic and military means in areas like Asia and the Middle East to contain the belligerence and chaos unleashed by the United States. In this analysis, we will examine the extent to which this strategy is working in Europe. In the next and final article, we will look at the consequences of the “America First” doctrine in relation to South America and the Monroe Doctrine.

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Venezuela – No, The “Responsibility To Protect” Does Not Apply

25 February 2019 — Moon of Alabama

Richard Haass is the president of the Council of Foreign Relations. On Friday, before the failed delivery of fake “humanitarian aid” to Venezuela, he opined that the rejection of the “aid” would justify an intervention based on the dubious doctrine of a Responsibility to Protect (R2P):
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