Washington threatens new attack on Syria amid US war buildup in Persian Gulf By Bill Van Auken

22 May 2019 — WSWS

Just days after President Donald Trump threatened to put an “official end” to Iran, Washington has threatened renewed military aggression against Syria based on unsubstantiated charges of the use of chemical weapons in the military campaign being waged by Damascus against Al Qaeda-linked militias in the northwestern province of Idlib.

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Swedish hearing to extradite Julian Assange delayed until June 3 By Mike Head

22 May 2019 — WSWS

An extraordinary bid by Swedish authorities to rush a hearing into the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden has been delayed by a court until June 3. That is because Assange’s lawyers have not even been able to consult the jailed journalist and publisher.

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China Newslinks 22 May 2019

22 May 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Video: The Coming War on China. Documentary

Trump’s Annihilation Threat to Iran and WWI Déjà Vu

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Israel’s War Criminals in Their Own Words By Philip Giraldi

21 May, 2019 — Global Research

Shooting unarmed Palestinian demonstrators “preserves Israeli values”

Israel’s public face, sustained and propagated by a wealthy and powerful diaspora that has significant control over the media, insists that the country is the Middle East’s only true democracy, that is operates under a rule of law for all its citizens and that its army is the “most moral in the world.” All of those assertions are false. Israel’s government favors its Jewish citizens through laws and regulations that are defined by religion. It in fact now identifies itself legally as a Jewish state with Christians and Muslim citizens having second class status. Israel’s army, meanwhile, has committed numerous war crimes against largely unarmed civilian populations in the past seventy years, both in Lebanon and directed against the Palestinians on the West Bank and Gaza.

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The Priory Group: ‘morally bankrupt’ company makes millions for owners while young people die in its care

11 May 2019 —  CorporateWatch

Last month, Priory Healthcare was fined £300,000 after 14 year-old Amy El-Keria died in one of its hospitals. Priory’s prosecution for health and safety violations was the first of its kind and the result of years of campaigning by Amy’s family.

Priory Healthcare is part of the Priory Group, one of the UK’s biggest mental healthcare providers. An investigation by Corporate Watch into the Priory Group’s finances over the last ten years, suggests the fine will hardly make a dent in the huge profits and payouts its owners and bosses enjoy:

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2019 or 1939 squared

21 May 2019 — theplanningmotivedotcom

It is 80 years since the last global war. Technology and culture have advanced significantly since then. In the Second World War, it was the mastery of the air that proved decisive. Now it will be mastery of space. What took a thousand bombers to accomplish can now be achieved many times over with a single nuclear missile. But the rising escalation between the USA and China is but one of four simultaneous crisis facing modern capitalism, raising the prospect that capitalism is no longer in control of its own destiny.