Iran Newslinks 20 June 2019

20 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

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

US refutes reports on reconnaissance drone allegedly being shot down over Iran
https://tass.com/world/1064637

Growing war danger as Pentagon presents new “evidence” Iran struck tankers
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/20/iran-j20.html

US-Turkey conflict nears breaking point
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/20/ustu-j20.html

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Still Manufacturing Consent: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

19 June 2019 — FAIR

by Alan MacLeod

Alan MacLeod interviewed Noam Chomsky via Skype on March 13, 2018, for MacLeod’s new book Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent. They discussed the origins of the classic work of media criticism (co-authored with Edward Herman) Manufacturing Consent, the role of that book’s “propaganda model” today, Google and Facebook, Donald Trump and Russia, fake news and Syria. This is a lightly edited transcript.

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Explained: War on Venezuela (Part 1)

19 June 2019 — Peoples Dispatch

We take a look at the sanctions that have been imposed on the country and the debilitating impact these measures have on the lives of the people.

In this first episode of a three-part explainer series on the international war on Venezuela, Peoples Dispatch will take a look at the sanctions that have been imposed on the country and the debilitating impact these measures have on the lives of the people.

Also read: Dossier 17: Venezuela and Hybrid Wars in Latin America by Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research

(Editing & Production: Surangya | Script: Surangya & Zoe | Camera: Chandan, Mohit & Saurav)

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Dissenting paper on Douma attack exposes ‘compromised reporting & analysis’ by OPCW – MIT professor

19 June 2019 — RT

Dissenting paper on Douma attack exposes ‘compromised reporting & analysis’ by OPCW – MIT professor

©  REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

The OPCW failed to include evidence on the Douma “chemical attack” that contradicts the West’s favored narrative in its final report, so the resulting document is inherently compromised, an MIT professor said.

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The Red Locomotive in Brussels? Interview with the Workers’ Party of Belgium

18 June 2019 — Novara Media

@DenisRogatyuk

On 27 May, Europe woke up to what seemed like a new stage in the resurgence of the far-right and reactionary forces and a major retreat for left in the elections to the European parliament. But the story looked different in Belgium, which saw a political earthquake as the far-left Workers’ party (PTB/PDVA) won big across regional, federal and European elections and firmly established itself as the left alternative to both the socialist and green parties across the country.

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Israel’s Secretive Nuclear Facility Leaking as Watchdog Finds Israel Has Nearly 100 Nukes by Whitney Webb

17 June 2019 — Mint Press

Israel is one of only five nations in the world that refuse to sign the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, an international treaty aimed at ending the proliferation of nuclear weapons and achieving global nuclear disarmament.

By Whitney Webb Whitney Webb @_whitneywebb

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