Julian Assange Newslinks 13-14 June 2019

14 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

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

Julian Assange extradition case ‘outrageous assault on journalism’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48633682

‘Assange extradition should be warning to liberals who believe in American democracy’ – Zizek
https://williambowles.info/2019/06/14/assange-extradition-should-be-warning-to-liberals-who-believe-in-american-democracy-zizek/

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Iran Newslinks 13-14 June 2019

14 June 2019 • 14:40 — The New Dark Age

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

‘Iran written all over it’: Trump accuses Tehran of carrying out tanker attacks
https://www.rt.com/news/461864-iran-written-all-over-trump-tankers/

Iran says it rescued 44 sailors after 2 tankers were ‘reportedly attacked’ in Gulf of Oman
https://www.rt.com/news/461745-oil-tanker-torpedo-uae/

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‘Assange extradition should be warning to liberals who believe in American democracy’ – Zizek

14 June 2019 — RT

‘Assange extradition should be warning to liberals who believe in American democracy’ – Zizek

© Wikipedia; © REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

The UK’s decision to extradite WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US should be taken as a warning to all liberals who still have any faith in ‘American liberal democracy,’ says cultural philosopher Slavoj Zizek.

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James Bridle | Videos: The New Dark Age

14 June 2019 — Verso Books

[Bridle’s book, ‘The New Dark Age‘, is a scary and absolutely essential book to read if you want to know where capitalism is taking us, unless we stop them. WB]

Despite the apparent accessibility of digital information, we’re living in a new Dark Age. In these videos, James Bridle explores colonial cabling, the distributing lack of neutrality in artificial intelligence, and conspiracy theories and the internet. Watch all the videos.

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Britain: Home Secretary signs US extradition request for Assange By Rob Smith

14 June 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

Image: WikiLeaks

The day before yesterday, the UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid certified the request from the US to extradite Julian Assange for allegations of hacking and sharing classified American government documents. We wholeheartedly oppose his extradition and defend Assange’s freedom of speech.

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Chavez the Radical XXIV: “The Land Belongs to Those Who Work It, not to the Large Landowners”

134 June 2019 — Venezuela Analysis

When the Bolivarian Revolution passed legislation in 2001 to break up the feudal land tenure system and to distribute large tracts of unused land to collectives of peasant farmers, the large estate owners responded by implementing the systematic assassination of peasant leaders.

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US stages provocation in the Persian Gulf

14 June 2019 — WSWS

The Trump administration’s thuggish secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, made a presentation to the media Thursday afternoon in which he asserted that Iran was responsible for suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

These charges carry with them the threat of a war that would transform much of the Eurasian landmass into a battleground.

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Sabotage diplomacy: Zarif says no need to be ‘clairvoyant’ to see US ‘plan B’ for Iran

14 June 2019 — RT

Sabotage diplomacy: Zarif says no need to be ‘clairvoyant’ to see US ‘plan B’ for Iran

A handout photo made available by the Norwegian shipowner Frontline of the crude oil tanker Front Altair after the fire onboard the ship in the Gulf of Oman © Reuters

Washington’s claim that Tehran carried out the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman is unsurprising, Iran’s FM has said, warning that the US has resorted to “Plan B” to sabotage the Islamic Republic’s diplomatic efforts.

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