Universal Credit : The state and the BBC secretly collude in propaganda campaign

20 May 2019 — True Publica

Universal Credit : The state and the BBC secretly collude in propaganda campaign

By TruePublica Editor: There is an extraordinary story published in The Guardian that, in my opinion, was not prominently positioned – with its opening explainer stating: “A leaked memo shows that the Department for Work and Pensions is about to embark on a PR campaign to defend its worst ever policy.”

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China Newslinks 21 May 2019

21 May 2019 21:00 — The New Dark Age

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

Roger Stone Shines New Light on Russia-Gate Hoax

A China Food Crisis More Dangerous than Trade War? The African Swine Fever (ASF) Outbreak

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Iran Newslinks 21 May 2019

21 May 2019 21:00 — The New Dark Age

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

Russia hopes Iran won’t suspend its commitments under JCPOA

Tulsi Gabbard on the US seeking a pretext to go to war with Iran

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US media silent on re-jailing of Chelsea Manning By Genevieve Leigh

21 May 2019 — WSWS

Imagine the following scenario:

A dissident soldier in Iran, Venezuela, China or Russia leaks classified information on war crimes committed by his or her government, including video footage of soldiers mowing down innocent civilians, secret cables revealing plots to subvert governments around the world, and reports of suspects being indefinitely held and tortured in notorious prisons.

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Venezuela, Iran: Trump and the deep state by Thierry Meyssan

21 May 2019 — Voltaire Network

The US Press is spreading a false narrative of the events in Venezuela and the rise of tension between Washington and Teheran. Given the contradictory declarations of both sides, it is almost impossible to discern the truth. After having checked the facts, we need to deepen our analysis and take into account the opposition between the different political currents in these countries.

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Ronnie Kasrils on South African Election

15 May 2019 — Rebel News

Ronnie Kasrils on South African Election

Ronnie Kasrils joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1960 after Sharpeville and later played a leading role in Umkhonte we Sizwe, the ANC’s armed wing. He served for a number of years as a minister in Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid government as Deputy Minister of Defence and as Minister for Security. He has since become a major left critic of the ANC and its embrace of neo-liberalism. He is also known as an outspoken opponent of Apartheid Israel. Rebel is pleased to publish his assessment of the recent South African election here.

The best aspect of South Africa’s sixth national election since democracy in 1994 was that it was extremely peaceful, virtually incident free, fair, and credible. The top marks go to the 16 million who cast their votes, many in difficult rural terrain and some in cold, rainy conditions. The downside was that this was the lowest turnout of registered voters since that first seminal democratic election.

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How Coca-Cola Controls and Manipulates Research

21 May 2019 — Dr Mercola

Written by Dr. Joseph MercolaFact Checked

  • Story at-a-glance
  • FOIA documents obtained by U.S. Right to Know show Coca-Cola’s research agreements with certain universities give it the right to review and comment on studies before publication, and intellectual property rights connected to the research
  • The research contracts also give Coca-Cola control over study data, disclosure of results and acknowledgment of Coca-Cola funding, meaning the company could prevent the researchers from disclosing that their funding came from Coke, as well as the power to terminate studies early, without having to give a reason
  • Earlier this year, another batch of emails obtained via FOIA requests revealed Coca-Cola lobbied the CDC to advance corporate objectives over health
  • A (now former) CDC official provided aid and guidance to Coca-Cola in efforts to influence World Health Organization officials into relaxing its sugar limits
  • A recent Coke-funded study concluded that children with the highest odds of obesity got the least amount of physical activity on both weekdays and weekends. Children with the lowest odds of obesity were the most active throughout the whole week