Iran Newslinks 16 May 2019

16 May 2019 20:50 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

Who Really Gains from the Gulf Ship ‘Sabotage’? by Finian Cunningham + Wilkerson: Manufactured Iranian Threat in the Persian Gulf

Answering the Mysterious Call of An Artist’s Spiritual Vocation

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Venezuela Newslinks 15-16 May 2019

16 May 2019 20:50 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

‘Violation of Vienna Convention’: Code Pink co-founder denounces police raid on Venezuela embassy

Press Conference: The Situation with the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C.

Police with battering ram raid Venezuelan Embassy in DC & arrest anti-coup activists (WATCH LIVE)

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NHS : FoI requests show planned shutdown of services

16 May 2019 — True Publica
NHS : FoI requests show planned shutdown of services

By TruePublica: The NHS is no longer facing a crisis – it’s worse than that. The reality is that an inward collapse, an implosion, is now the most likely scenario in the face of a government unwilling to take action, whilst its privatisation plans and disastrous handling of Brexit continues.

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A Climate Emergency Manifesto to avert climate catastrophe

16 May 2019 — MROnline

We only have one planet. Let’s save it. Now!

Originally published: GUE/NGL (European United Left/ Nordic Green Left ) (April 2019)


Cover of the Climate Emergency ManifestoThe latest IPCC Special Report (October 2018) is our last alarm bell for stopping mass human and environmental destruction caused by human-induced climate change. Its findings were alarming-rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes before the year 2030 are what is required if we are to have any chance of staying well below 1.5° global warming. The failure of governments to adequately deal with this man-made crisis is already impacting millions of lives, and the most vulnerable worldwide are always hit the hardest. Short-sighted market logic has delayed an adequate response for way too long. We need unprecedented political will to achieve an ecologically just Europe, where we accept our full climate responsibility and where our climate is not sacrificed for the profit of the few.

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The Lunacy Of Waging A War On Iran From Which China And Russia Will Win

15 May 2019 — Moon of Alabama

The scare mongering about an attack on Iran continues. Bolton must be laughing his ass off how easy he can play the issue based on nothing. He simply counters any debunking of the alleged ‘thread from Iran’ by upping the ante. Yesterday a British general denied that any such threat exists in the area of his responsibility:
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South Africa elections 2019: widespread fury and big gains for the EFF

15 May 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

Election results can provide an important barometer of the mood in society. The results of the Sixth National and Provincial elections on 8 May confirm that there is a deep ferment in South African society. The sharp drop in voter turnout, together with the high abstention from the election process, especially by the youth, meant that, for the first time ever, a minority of the voting-age population voted in the elections. This is highly significant in a country where the working class conquered the right to vote from the ruling class only 25 years ago.

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The NY Times Invokes Russia & Conspiracy Theories in Attempt to Stifle 5G Opposition

15 May 2019 — Global Research

By Americans For Responsible Technology

On the eve of the May 15th 5G Day of Action, the first national campaign to push back against the unchecked deployment of 5G-ready small cell infrastructure, the New York Times has published a shameful and wildly inaccurate hit piece asserting that opponents of 5G are being unwittingly manipulated by Russia.

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US State Department publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin

6 May 2019 — Grayzone

The Grayzone has obtained a list of “key outcomes” on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department. It boasts of wrecking the nation’s economy, destabilizing its military, and puppeteering its political opposition.

By Anya Parampil

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