Venezuela Newslinks 3-4 April 2019

4 April 2019 21:25 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

American Exceptionalism is at the root of the Fake News Epidemic Attempting to Overthrow Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution

Mass Manufacturers of Slander and Lies

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 4 April 2019

4 April 2019 — Sustainable Pulse

Panera Bread Faces Lawsuit after Glyphosate Contamination in Products is Revealed

Nonprofits Clean Label Project and GMO Free USA have filed a lawsuit against Panera Bread for deceptive marketing and sale of certain bread products, sandwiches and other goods as “clean,” after products tested positive for glyphosate, the main ingredient in Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller. The lawsuit charges that Panera exploits consumers’ preferences and willingness to pay more […] The post Panera Bread Faces Lawsuit after Glyphosate Contamination in Products is Revealed appeared first …

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Books: Surpassing US Military Supremacy by Ron Ridenour

4 April 2019 — Dissident Voice

When I first heard of Andrei Martyanov, I was skeptical about his intentions. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR, 1963, he became a naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues. He took part in conflicts in the Caucasus. In mid-1990s, he moved to the US for reasons unstated in print. He currently works as laboratory director of a commercial aerospace group, and blogs on the US Naval Institute Blog and one on the other side of the fence,

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EU: ‘Fingerprinting Regulation’ approved now we need your help to monitor its implementation

4 April 2019 — Statewatch

Statewatch News Online, 4 April 2019 

‘Fingerprinting Regulation’ approved – now we need your help to monitor its implementation

On 4 April the European Parliament voted in favour of a Regulation that introduces a requirement for the mandatory fingerprinting of all national identity card holders in the EU – but this is not the end of the story, because now the measures will be implemented by national governments. We need your support to continue monitoring this dangerous new law.

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Amid rising tensions, NATO chief pitches confrontation with Russia to US Congress By Bill Van Auken

4 April 2019 — WSWS

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered the first-ever address by a leader of the US-led imperialist alliance to a joint session of the US Congress on Wednesday, promoting a military buildup against Russia under conditions in which ever greater fissures are threatening to tear NATO itself apart.

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Gangster Economics Against Huawei & Nordstream 2 By Caleb Maupin

4 April 2019 — New Eastern Outlook


Many Americans base their entire view of the world, and their understanding of the relationship of the United States to other countries, on the contents of a college-level “Economics 101” course. They view the world market as a land of “free competition” in which different countries and international corporations “compete.” They then believe that consumers, communities and countries “vote with their dollars” rewarding the best products and services.

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Australian government sets global precedent with online censorship bill By Mike Head

4 April 2019 — WSWS

In the wake of the fascist attack in New Zealand, the Australian government is bulldozing unprecedented laws through parliament this week that will threaten all social media platforms with severe criminal penalties if they host what government authorities consider “abhorrent violent” material.

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Media smoothed way to Corbyn target practice

3 April 2019 — Jonathan Cook’s Blog

It is time to stop believing these infantile narratives the political and media establishment have crafted for us. Like the one in which they tell us they care deeply about the state of British political life, that they lie awake at night worrying about the threat posed by populism to our democratic institutions.

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Gossip Girls

2 April 2019 — Verso Blog

Silvia Federici has been one of the most influential and widely cited Marxist feminist scholars of the last 50 years.  Her landmark work, Caliban and the Witch, argued that witch hunts were an organized campaign of mass murder of women who defied the increasing implementation of a patriarchal, authoritarian order under a rapidly developing capitalist state. In this article, Emily Janakiram argues that her work, and particularly her essay “On the Meaning of Gossip” can help shed light on a much maligned yet invaluable part of solidarity among workers and women.

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