Iran Newslinks 23 May 2019

23 May 2019 19:45 — The New Dark Age

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US looking for reason to start direct confrontation with Iran, diplomat says

Trump Attacks Military Industrial Complex and Calls for Infrastructure Investments in the Middle East
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/05/23/trump-attacks-military-industrial-complex-and-calls-for-infrastructure-investments-in-middle-east/

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Venezuela Newslinks 23 May 2019

23 May 2019 19:45 — The New Dark Age

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After causing 40,000 deaths, US sanctions on Venezuela now target vital lifeline of cheap food
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCanary/~3/4uM3_kWovx4/

US warships off Venezuela make situation worse, says Russian diplomat
http://tass.com/world/1059806

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China Newslinks 23 May 2019

23 May 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Campaigners to target Chinese embassy for its role in Zimbabwe’s ‘shameful’ exporting of baby elephants
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCanary/~3/OS4mHHd9I60/

Hardball Trump Regime Tactics Against China Doomed to Fail
https://www.globalresearch.ca/hardball-trump-regime-tactics-against-china-doomed-fail/5678324

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David Swanson: We Can’t Save the Climate Without Ending War

22 May 2019 — Dandelion Salad

David Swanson: We Can't Save the Climate Without Ending War

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
World Beyond War

“War and preparations for war are not just the pit into which trillions of dollars that could be used to prevent environmental damage are dumped, but also a major direct cause of that environmental damage.

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Britain: The Database State

23 May 2019 — True Publica

By TruePublica: Britain is a surveillance state, the worst in the democratic West. In a short period of time, it has amassed a rather sordid history of citizen surveillance – and it continues to be unlawful. Last September’s damning judgement of British security operations against its own people saw the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rule that the government had unlawfully obtained data from communications companies and didn’t put in place safeguards around how it did it.  But what does the state really know about us and what about the future?

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Rand Corp: how to destroy Russia by Manlio Dinucci

21 May 2019 — Voltaire Network

JPEG - 22.9 kbThe conclusions of the latest confidential report by the Rand Corporation were recently made public in a « Brief ». They explain how to wage a new Cold War against Russia. Certain recommendations have already been implemented, but this systemic exposure enables us to understand their true objective.

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The Huawei shock By Nick Beams

23 May 2019 — WSWS

The actions by the Trump administration against the Chinese telecom giant Huawei have sent shock waves through the global economy and the international trading system. The decision by the administration to put sales of US products to Huawei on a “restricted entity list,” backed by Google’s withdrawal of access to crucial components of the Android operating system, mark a new stage in the “trade war” against China.

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China Declares A “People’s War” On The US Economy

23 May 2019 — Oriental Review

Judging by the reaction of official Chinese media outlets, Beijing is expecting neither a speedy nor a peaceful resolution to its economic conflict with Washington. Even America has noticed a change in tone to Beijing’s official media position: “China vows ‘people’s war’ as trade fight takes nationalist turn”, writes the US business news agency Bloomberg. It is worth noting that the “people’s war” being written about in the editorial of the Chinese state-owned foreign policy publication Global Times is not just a departure from the low-key, diplomatic rhetoric used previously, but also an actual recognition of the fact that, like it or not, the conflict with America is shifting (or has already shifted) away from being purely economic.

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New Zealand media to censor coverage of Christchurch terrorist’s trial By Tom Peters

23 May 2019 — WSWS

New Zealand’s major media outlets—TVNZ, Stuff, Mediaworks, NZME and Radio NZ—signed an unprecedented agreement on May 1 to self-censor their coverage of the trial of Brenton Tarrant, who is accused of killing 51 people in terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15.

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Washington revives Syria chemical weapons propaganda as pretext for war

23 May 2019 — WSWS

Washington is once again threatening a military attack against Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons by the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

If executed, this attack would be the third in as many years by the Trump administration, which rained missiles down upon the war-ravaged country in April 2017 and April 2018 using unsubstantiated allegations of chemical weapons use as a pretext.

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Defending Chavez’s Project Today By Cira Pascual Marquina

23. May 2019 — Internationalist 360°

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Elías Jaua, who as a student participated in the clandestine section of the (then) revolutionary party Bandera Roja, is a Venezuelan politician and former university professor. Chavez appointed him minister of agriculture and vice president, while under Maduro he has been minister of foreign affairs, communes, and education. Jaua is currently a key figure in a Chavista political movement called Encuentro de Lucha Popular and writes regularly, with a firm anti‐imperialist position while defending popular power as the centerpiece of the Chavista project.

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