What Comes After Trump – World War III? By Federico Pieraccini

11 June 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Those who are familiar with my articles would be aware that I am not given to catastrophism or alarmism. But perhaps the time has come to reflect on who will be president after Trump (whether after this or the next term) and what this will mean for relations with Russia and China.

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Fully Automated Luxury Communism

11 June 2019 — Novara Media

A different kind of politics for a new kind of society—beyond work, scarcity and capitalism. In Fully Automated Luxury Communism, Aaron Bastani conjures a vision of extraordinary hope, showing how we move to energy abundance, feed a world of 9 billion, overcome work, transcend the limits of biology, and establish meaningful freedom for everyone. Rather than a final destination, such a society merely heralds the real beginning of history. On the day of his book launch he’ll be joining Michael to discuss the key themes of his book. Q&A at the end!

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Syria Newslinks 11 June 2019

11 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Americans Pay Price for Criminal Wars From Mass Shootings at Home
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/06/11/americans-pay-price-for-criminal-wars-from-mass-shootings-at-home/

Syria: Western Media Glorification Of Syrian Jihadist Is A Sign That The War Is Far From Its End
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/06/11/syria-western-media-glorification-of-syrian-jihadist-is-a-sign-that-the-war-is-far-from-its-end/

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Secret tripartite summit in Jerusalem by Thierry Meyssan

11 June 2019 — Voltaire Network

A summit of the national security advisors from the USA, Israël and Russia has been announced in Jerusalem. The aim of this conference is to untangle the imbroglio around the Axis of Resistance, guarantee the security of all the States in the Middle East, and establish a shared suzerainty of the United States and Russia over all the actors, including Israël.

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Nikolaï Patrouchev and John Bolton meet in Jerusalem, in the presence of Meir Ben-Shabbat.

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China Newslinks 11 June 2019

11 June 2019 • 13:45 — The New Dark Age

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US-China Relations: Trump Is Waging “Psychological Warfare” on Xi
https://www.globalresearch.ca/trumps-waging-serious-psychological-warfare-xi/5680229

The SCO Summit in Bishek, to Address US Threats, Geopolitics of the Region, Cooperation
https://www.globalresearch.ca/19th-sco-summit-expectations-high/5680233

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Iran Newslinks 10-11 June 2019

11 June 2019 • 13:33 — The New Dark Age

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Russian Iranian strains raise spectre of US-Israeli-Russian deal on Syria
https://countercurrents.org/2019/06/russian-iranian-strains-raise-spectre-of-us-israeli-russian-deal-on-syria

Lavrov cautions against turning Iran’s isolation into military confrontation

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Internet Free Speech All but Dead By Philip Giraldi

11 June 2019 — Global Research

Unelected, unnamed censors are operating across the Internet to suppress “unapproved” content.

The Internet was originally promoted as a completely free and uncensored mechanism for people everywhere to exchange views and communicate, but it has been observed by many users that that is not really true anymore. Both governments and the service providers have developed a taste for controlling the product, with President Barack Obama once considering a “kill switch“ that would turn off the Internet completely in the event of a “national emergency.”

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US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens “push-back” to prevent a Corbyn Labour government By Robert Stevens

11 June 2019 — WSWS

In a closed-door discussion last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lifted the veil on plans to prevent a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government from coming to power in Britain.

In an audio recording of a meeting held last Tuesday with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Pompeo is asked if Corbyn “is elected, would you be willing to work with us to take on actions if life becomes very difficult for Jews in the UK?”

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Dossier 17: Venezuela and Hybrid Wars in Latin America

11 June 2019 — Tricontinental

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Dossier no. 17 reflects on the hybrid war unleashed against Venezuela. We document the repertoire of tactics, but also the motives behind them. We are interested not only in the recent attack on Venezuela, but in the similarities between this attack and others in Latin America over the past decades. This general onslaught in Latin America needs to be understood not in terms of the war against this country or that one, but in terms of the method of domination that shape the current neo-liberal and imperialist offensive in the region.

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Tens of Thousands of 5G Telecommunications Satellites. Escalating Tensions in a Contested and Congested Space Environment By Claire Edwards

10 June 2019 —  Global Research

The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 enshrined the principle of outer space being preserved as a common heritage of humankind,1 yet “lacks any provisions that would regulate the methods of the settlement of eventual disputes, which usually appear in law-making treaties, such as the 1959 Antarctic Treaty”.2 Outer space is now an “increasingly congested and contested environment”.3  Delegates at the UN’s First Committee dealing with disarmament and international security determined that “prompt action [is] needed to address the safety and security of the Earth’s orbit, given growing numbers of satellites, the development of sophisticated defence systems and the ever-increasing amount of orbital congestion, which currently [includes] more than 500,000 pieces of debris”.4 “[R]adio frequencies and any associated orbits…are limited natural resources that must be used rationally, efficiently and economically … so that countries … may have equitable access to those orbits and frequencies.”5

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