Julian Assange Newslinks 28 May 2019

28 May 2019 • 18:20  — The New Dark Age

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

‘Free Assange’: Irish politician wears t-shirt supporting WikiLeaks founder as she becomes MEP
https://www.rt.com/news/460484-clare-daly-elected-free-assange/

Idiocracy
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/05/28/idiocracy/

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The New Authoritarians

28 May 2019 — TRNN

David Renton discusses his new book The New Authoritarians: Convergence on the Right. Although the new wave of right-wing politicians is not fascist, it is dangerous and must be studied closely in order for the left to have a chance to fight back. The book focuses on the U.S, UK and France, and shows the… (inc. transcript)

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Write to your MP: Protect Julian Assange

28 May 2019 — Defend Wikileaks

If you’re in the UK, writing to your MP is an important way you can help Julian Assange in his fight against extradition to the United States.

An email written in your own words will be noticed. Your opinion matters. Regardless of what your MP thinks about this issue, they should pass on your concerns to the Home Office if you request it. For everyone who takes the time to write a letter, the UK government knows there are dozens more who think similarly – so even a couple of hundred letters can make a huge difference.

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Venezuela Newslinks 28 May 2019

28 May 2019 — The New Dark Age

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US boycotts arms control conference in protest at Venezuela
https://www.rt.com/news/460471-us-boycotts-conference-venezuela/

Venezuela Resisting Venezuela Reconstructing: A photo-feature
https://countercurrents.org/2019/05/venezuela-resisting-venezuela-reconstructing-a-photo-feature

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China Holds Three Trump Cards In War Against US

28 May 2019 — Oriental News

Amid the escalating economic war between the US and China, discussions have intensified on how Beijing might stand up to the economic power of America, especially given that the global economy is increasingly dependent on the US dollar as the main currency for international trade, and the closing of US markets could do some serious damage to China’s export-oriented companies. China’s main foreign-policy publication, the Global Times, points to three trump cards that Beijing could use to at least level the playing field in its fight with the Trump administration and cause appreciable harm to the US economy, possibly forcing its opponent to temporarily scale back its ambitions.

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Rafael Correa: “We All Have to Be Prepared for Treason”

27 May 2019 — Internationalist 360°

This interview with former President Rafael Correa is the first step in a more ambitious project that we have proposed in Misión Verdad: to go to the vanguard of Latin American political leaders and invite them to reflect on the future rather than on the current situation. Correa accepted our invitation and summoned us to the campus of the Louvain-la-Neuve University on the outskirts of Brussels, the capital of Belgium, where he himself studied as a teenager. A thirty-minute conversation which months later is still continuing.

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Iran Newslinks 28 May 2019

28 May 2019 • 18:25 — The New Dark Age

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Andre Vltchek: It Is Indifference of the Israelis That Is Killing People
https://www.mintpressnews.com/it-is-indifference-of-the-israel-that-is-killing-people/258811/

It is the Indifference of Israelis that is Killing People
https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/it-is-the-indifference-of-israelis-that-is-killing-people/

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Syria Newslinks 28 May 2019

28 May 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Leaked OPCW engineering report concludes alleged 2018 chemical attack in Syria was staged
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/28/doum-m28.html

US-Backed Terrorists “Struggle” After Returning from Syria
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/05/27/us-backed-terrorists-struggle-after-returning-from-syria/

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European election debacle for Conservatives and Labour By Robert Stevens

28 May 2019 — WSWS

The ruling Conservatives have suffered their worst ever election result, while Labour suffered a debacle almost as bad.

Coming fifth nationwide with just 9 percent of the vote and taking just three seats, the Tories were eviscerated, suffering the largest ever loss since the party was founded in 1834. Their previous worst national performance was in the 2014 European election when they received just 24 percent, more than double that just recorded.

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New York Times Supports False Trump Claims About An “Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program” That Does Not Exist

27 May 2019 — Moon of Alabama

During a press conference in Japan U.S. President Donald Trump today said (video):

And I’m not looking to hurt Iran at all.

I’m looking to have Iran say, “No nuclear weapons.”

We have enough problems in this world right now with nuclear weapons. No nuclear weapons for Iran.

And I think we’ll make a deal.

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