US-backed Venezuela opposition caught embezzling ‘humanitarian aid’ cash

18 June 2019 — RT

US-backed Venezuela opposition caught embezzling ‘humanitarian aid’ cash

People attend the “Venezuela Aid Live” concert in Cucuta, Colombia, February 22, 2019. ©  REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Millions of dollars raised for “freedom and democracy” in Venezuela ended up spent in Colombia by the aides of US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, and were exposed by Colombian spies in yet another blow to his cause.

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Who Are the Arsonists of the Petrol Tankers in the Gulf? By Manlio Dinucci

19 June 2019 — Global Research

While the United States prepares a new escalation of tension in the Middle East by accusing Iran of attacking petrol tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Italian vice-Prime Minister Matteo Salvini met with one of the artisans of this strategy in Washington, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, assuring him that “Italy wants to regain its place as the major partner on the European continent of the greatest Western democracy”. Thereby he has allied Italy with the operation launched by Washington. 

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Iran Newslinks 19 June 2019

19 June 2019 • 15:10 — The New Dark Age

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

Who Are the Arsonists of the Petrol Tankers in the Gulf?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/who-arsonists-petrol-tankers-gulf/5681046

“Heightened Tensions With Iran”: Provoking the Bear and the Dragon – And Hoping for the Best?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/provoking-bear-dragon-hoping-best/5681050

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Why We Need a New Response to the LGBT Sex Education Row by Sita Balani

19 June 2019 — Novara Media

The row in Birmingham over LGBT sex education for primary school has moved into its fourth month. The school gates at Parkfield Community School and Anderson Park School have seen weekly protests after the school piloted the ‘No Outsiders’  programme, which some parents claim promotes gay and transgender lifestyles and undermines their rights to determine what ideas their children are exposed to. 

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Venezuela Newslinks 19 June 2019

19 June 2019 • 17:10 — The New Dark Age

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

VENEZUELA: Richard Branson’s ‘Live Aid’ Cash Embezzled by Guaidó Camp for Luxury Sprees
https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/06/19/venezuela-bransons-live-aid-benefit-cash-embezzled-by-guaido-camp-for-luxury-sprees/

Venezuela: Massive Embezzlement Scandal Threatens Juan Guaido’s Political Future
https://www.globalresearch.ca/venezuela-massive-embezzlement-scandal-threatens-juan-guaidos-political-future/5681085
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Have you heard of the CIA’s Iran mission center? by Vijay Prashad

19 June 2019 — MROnline

Operation AJAX cartoon from the book, Operation Ajax: The Story of the CIA Coup that Remade the Middle East. Mike de Seve (Author), Daniel Burwen (Illustrator), Stephen Kinzer (Foreword)

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was adamant—just hours after it happened—that the explosions on two Norwegian and Japanese oil tankers were the responsibility of Iran. Iran did this, he said, and Iran would have to pay the price. The United States government offered no evidence for this claim, apart from a grainy video that showed little that seemed conclusive. Pompeo took no questions.

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Welcome to London – the Bump Capital of the Old World By Grete Mautner

19 June 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Previously, we have examined in much detail the influence that the recreational use of mind-altering substances might have had on the decision making capabilities of certain British politicians. Curiously enough, both the British media personalities and politicians would no longer try to make a drug addiction they share a secret anymore. But it seems that weed was just the beginning, as most of those public figures have developed a soft spot for cocaine.

Annexation: How Israel already controls more than half of the West Bank

18 June 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Annexation would only formalise a situation in which almost two-thirds of Palestinian territory is controlled by Israel and settlers live as Israeli citizens

Middle East Eye – 18 June 2019

A state of de facto annexation already exists on the ground in most of the occupied West Bank.

Almost two-thirds of the Palestinian territory, including most of its most fertile and resource-rich land, is under full Israeli control. About 400,000 Jewish settlers living there enjoy the full rights and privileges of Israeli citizens.

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