Julian Assange Newslinks 16-17 April 2019

17 April 2019 21:00 — The New Dark Age

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US DOJ likely to bring more charges against Assange: media reports

The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador’s $4.2 B IMF Loan

Phoenix in Knightsbridge: An exercise in daylight deceit
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Venezuela Newslinks 17 April 2019

17 April 2019 21:00 — The New Dark Age

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Venezuela sanctions serve warning to ‘external actors’ like Russia against helping Maduro – Bolton

Venezuela: A Cocaine Super-Highway to the US?

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The Syrian war is not over: there are attacks by Israel & the US-led coalition – ‘a new trajectory’?

17 April 2019 — Drone Warfare

Middle East Monitor reports, on April 15th, that an Israeli intelligence firm, ImageSat International has released satellite images claiming to show “the complete destruction of a possible Iranian surface-to-surface missile factory” in Syria’s Masyaf District, allegedly struck by Israel on Saturday.

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11am today – LIGHT rail disruption today to highlight Government’s disastrous inaction on climate and ecological emergency

17 April 2019 — extinction/rebellion

11am today – LIGHT rail disruption today to highlight Government’s disastrous inaction on climate and ecological emergency

  • Extinction Rebellion to bring a pause to transport today in London
  • Aim is to create moments in time when humanity stops and fully considers the extent of the harm we have done and are doing to life on earth
  • People are invited to get involved in Extinction Rebellion’s actions to begin the process of facing the crisis and creating a better world. Come down to stay with us to any of our locations – Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge and Parliament Square. Bring your tent, family, picnics and ideas

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Africa as Colonial as Ever: US “New Africa Strategy” Old Oil in New Bottles

17 April 2019 — Mint Press

Months after U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the “New Africa Strategy” at the Heritage Foundation, the US’ new policy has killed civilians, exploited Africa’s resources and used the continent as a battleground for provoking tensions with Russia and China.

by Cale Holmes and Erica Jung

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US and NATO’s Ongoing Support for Neo-Nazis in the Ukraine By Shane Quinn

17 April 2019 — Global Research

Over the past few months, NATO’s Jens Stoltenberg has continued outlining his organization’s “recognition” for the Ukraine “to become a member of NATO”. Two weeks ago Stoltenberg pronounced publicly in Washington that “we work with Ukraine to help Ukraine move forward towards its transatlantic integration… we have trust funds, we have training, we have different kinds of activities which we are helping Ukraine”.

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The Official Skripal Story is a Dead Duck By Craig Murray

17 April 2019 — Craig Murray

One of the striking things about the official Skripal story is the way its more wildly improbable aspects have been released to the mainstream media over a long period, so as to manage their impact. So, for example, police acknowledgement that the perfume bottle Charlie Rowley found was sealed and could not have been the container used on the Skripals is comparatively recent, and it took nine months for us to learn that, by a truly wonderful coincidence, the first person to find the Skripals ill on the bench was the Chief Nurse of the British Army.

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Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth By Chris Hedges

16 April 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Editor’s note: The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed a former oil and mining industry lobbyist as secretary of the interior. President Donald Trump’s nomination of David Bernhardt, a government official during the George W. Bush administration, easily survived challenges by environmentally minded senators and others. It came amid rapidly mounting scientific evidence that global warming is an existential threat to huge numbers of species, including Homo sapiens.

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