Shadow Boxing for Empire: The Mueller Report

21 April 2019 — James Petras

By the end of the Obama regime, the US had gone through seven wars and was in the process of losing five of them. Washington was facing global challenges to its dominant economic and political role from Russia and China.

The US adopted a dual response: to pursue a policy of reconciliation with regional adversaries – (Iran and Cuba) – and to promote a policy of confrontation toward China and Russia.

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Venezuela Newslinks 22 April 2019

22 April 2019 22:20 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

With US on the Warpath, Iran’s Press TV the Latest Target for Google’s Political Censorship


World Press Freedom Index: “UK remained one of the worst-ranked Western European countries”

22 April 2019 — True Publica

World Press Freedom Index: "an increasingly hostile climate" for journalism

The World Press Freedom Index ranks 180 countries and regions according to the level of freedom available to journalists. It is a snapshot of the media freedom situation based on an evaluation of pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework and safety of journalists in each country and region. It does not rank public policies even if governments obviously have a major impact on their country’s ranking. Nor is it an indicator of the quality of journalism in each country or region.

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Julian Assange Newslinks 22 April 2019

22 April 2019 22:23 — The New Dark Age

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Video: George Galloway on Julian Assange: “Brits Know Something’s Wrong Here”

Disdain and Dignity: An Old (Anti-imperialist) Story

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Update #6 – A New Phase Begins

22 April 2019 — extinction/rebellion

Days 6 and 7 of International Rebellion (Sat 20 – Sun 21 Apr)

As spring now spreads its (record-breaking) warmth across the global north, London’s International Rebellion is entering a new phase of its own. After leaving four of five locations in good order, rebels will meet at Marble Arch on Monday to decide where they go next.

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