How the West’s War in Libya Has Spurred Terrorism in 14 Countries By Mark Curtis

6 May 2019 — Global Research – Middle East Eye

The true extent of the fall-out from the Libya war is remarkable: it has spurred terrorism in Europe, Syria, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa

Eight years on from Nato’s war in Libya in 2011, as the country enters a new phase in its conflict, I have taken stock of the number of countries to which terrorism has spread as a direct product of that war.

The number is at least 14. The legacy of David Cameron’s, Nicolas Sarkozy’s and Barack Obama’s overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been gruesomely felt by Europeans and Africans.

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Venezuela Newslinks 7 May 2019

7 May 2019 14:53 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

A Nuclear War? Over Venezuela?

Sloppy Journalism: CNN Falsely Claims Venezuela’s Guaido Was Elected President in January
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Britain: National Union of Journalists World Press Freedom Day event ignores Julian Assange By Paul Mitchell

7 May 2019 — WSWS

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) held a meeting last Friday at the Free Word centre in London to mark World Press Freedom Day.

The event was billed as “an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press freedom throughout the world and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.”

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How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer’s “RoundUp” are Driving US Policy in Venezuela By Whitney Webb

6 May 2019 — Internationalist 360°

As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatization and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil giants like Chevron and ExxonMobil.

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Huawei Hypocrisy By Craig Murray

7 May 2019 — Craig Murray

Theresa May almost certainly sacked Gavin Williamson not just on the basis of a telephone billing record showing he had a phone call with a Telegraph journalist, but on the basis of a recording of the conversation itself. It astonishes me that still, after Snowden and his PRISM revelations, after Wikileaks Vault 7 releases, and after numerous other sources including my own humble contribution, people still manage to avoid the cognitive dissonance that goes with really understanding how much we are surveilled and listened to. Even Cabinet Ministers manage to pretend to themselves it is not happening.

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After nearly two months in jail, Chelsea Manning submits powerful appeal for release By Niles Niemuth

7 May 2019 — WSWS

Betraying my principles is “a much worse prison than the government can construct”

Whistleblower and political prisoner Chelsea Manning submitted an appeal Monday to the federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia asking for her release from jail.

Manning has been held in the Alexandria City Jail since March 8. She was detained for contempt of court after she refused to testify before a grand jury impaneled to bring frame-up charges against WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange.

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Overwhelming evidence shows global biodiversity in crisis

6 May 2019 — Climate & Capitalism


One million animal and plant species are noaw threatened with extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history.

Source: IPBES/Shutterstock

Statement issued in Paris on May 6, 2019, by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

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US Targets Iran, Presumes Dominion Over Global Trade By Ulson Gunnar

7 May 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation


If Iran was truly a threat to global peace and security, why would nations like China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey be trading with it? Why would the European Union seek to trade with it? Why would the United States struggle and eventually resort to global-scale coercion to convince the majority of the planet to cut ties existing or desired with Tehran?

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