Is there a Pattern to the MH17 Blame Game? BY Grete Mautner

28 June 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Washington’s recent attempt to use the tragic downing of Malaysian flight MH-17 over the Donbass region of Ukraine, which occurred on July 17, 2014 is nothing short of pathetic. Instead of making an attempt to bring to justice those responsible for this crime it tries instead to unleash yet another wave of anti-Russian hysteria. In this situation, it’s only logical that this latest attempt has gone down in flames yet again.

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US officials join bizarre Iranian cult MEK in rallying for regime change

27 June 2019 — The Grayzone

The exiled Iranian MEK regime change cult rallied in front of the US State Department on June 22, just a day after Trump rejected pressure to start a war on Iran. Current and former American officials joined the bizarre organization, hailing it as the legitimate resistance to Tehran. Shadowed by a team of MEK minders, Max Blumenthal and Thomas Hedges reported from the scene. ||| The Grayzone |||

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Iran Newslinks 27-28 June 2019

28 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Monsters Walk the Earth. Why These Three Countries Are the Real Troika of Evil By Philip Giraldi
https://williambowles.info/2019/06/28/monsters-walk-the-earth-why-these-three-countries-are-the-real-troika-of-evil-by-philip-giraldi/

Washington’s Wager Concerning Iran
https://orientalreview.org/2019/06/28/washingtons-wager-concerning-iran/

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Consumers Comments Requested By ATSDR Regarding Glyphosate Toxicology Contamination In Food, Water & Air Due July 8, 2019

28 June 2019 — Activist Post

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has gone out of its way, and even ‘fallen all over itself’ in trying to present a somewhat balanced 257-page report regarding the agricultural herbicide glyphosate for the purpose of soliciting consumer public comment by July 8, 2019, the due date.

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Lübcke’s murderer was part of vast underground German neo-Nazi terrorist network By Johannes Stern

28 June 2019 — WSWS

Stephen Ernst, the assassin of CDU politician Walter Lübcke, acted as part of a neo-Nazi network with close ties to the right-wing terrorist National Socialist Underground. Despite efforts in the aftermath of the assassination to promote a lone gunmen explanation, information that links Ernst to a vast right-wing terrorist network is emerging.

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The Monkey’s Face. The Climate Crisis is Destroying “Real Environmentalism” By John Steppling

27 June 2019 — Greanville Post

Environmental activists have a tough time attracting serious and consistent media attention. And we know what the media does do with its time. (WWF, via flickr)


“The more reified the world becomes, the thicker the veil cast upon nature, the more the thinking weaving that veil in its turn claims ideologically to be nature, primordial experience.” — Theodor Adorno (Critical Models)

“Nature contains, though often unnoticed, an extraordinary amount of human history.” — Raymond Williams (Culture and Materialism, 2005)

“It is obvious that an imagined world, however different it may be from the real one, must have something — a form — in common with it.” — Wittgenstein (Tractatus)

“Year after year
On the monkey’s face:
A monkey’s face.”
— Basho

What I am seeing of late is that the Climate Crisis is destroying environmentalism. What I consider real environmentalism. The Climate discourse is quickly being taken over by monied interests whose desire is to save capitalism before they save the planet. They fly (in jets, often private) to conferences in which avocados (or whatever) are flown in from California (or wherever). And there is aristocracy, literally, in attendance. It feels almost required. The British or Dutch Royals, if we’re talking carbon footprints, are tracking in with size 12 Florsheims– while the indigenous activists who toil and are persecuted in places such as Honduras, or Colombia, are not invited. They are of an other way of life, the life of actual concern for nature. These conferences are a kind of ceremonial environmentalism.

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From 9/11 to Shoplifting: Assange in the Context of the European Arrest Warrant By Nina Cross

27 June 2019 — 21st Century Wire


Nina Cross
21st Century Wire

It is astonishing to think that the many coordinated attacks leveled against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by the governments of the Britain, Sweden, Ecuador and the US, have all been stacked, in their colossal forms, on the tiny European Arrest Warrant (EAW).  This little manhunt-widget gifted the US and its allies the power to corner Assange like a chess piece.  They have used the EAW in a way that suggests their motto always has been ‘mighty oaks from little acorns grow.’

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides Editors’ picks

27 June 2019 — Sustainable Pulse

Glyphosate Use Will Eventually End, Merkel Says

Use of Bayer’s contested weedkiller glyphosate, the subject of more than 10,000 lawsuits in the US over claims it causes cancer, will eventually die out, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the country’s lower house on Wednesday (Jun 26). Source: Reuters Merkel’s view is seemingly at odds with that of Bayer, which acquired the pesticide along with […]

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CIA Finances Another Group of Fraudsters: the Venezuelan ‘Opposition’ By Wayne Madsen

27 June 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Once again, the Central Intelligence Agency has been caught financing a group of grifters and fraudsters at the expense of the American taxpayers. In the latest case, just another in the agency’s 72-year history, the Trump administration-appointed ad hoc board of CITGO, the US subsidiary of the state-owned Venezuelan oil company, PDVSA, stands accused of steering $70 million of escrowed funds, earmarked for PDVSA’s fiscal year 2020 bond, to the pockets of CIA-supported officials of the Venezuelan opposition “Popular Will” party headed by the so-called “interim president” of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó.

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Monsters Walk the Earth. Why These Three Countries Are the Real Troika of Evil By Philip Giraldi

27 June 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

There are monsters among us. Every day I read about an American “plan” to either invade some place new or to otherwise inflict pain to convince a “non-compliant” foreign government how to behave. Last week it was Iran but next week it could just as easily again be Lebanon, Syria or Venezuela. Or even Russia or China, both of whom are seen as “threats” even though American soldiers, sailors and marines sit on their borders and not vice versa. The United States is perhaps unique in the history of the world in that it sees threats everywhere even though it is not, in fact, threatened by anyone.

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Too hot to touch? MSM outlets stand united in rejecting op-ed on Assange by UN expert on torture

27 June 2019 — RT

Too hot to touch? MSM outlets stand united in rejecting op-ed on Assange by UN expert on torture

Demonstrators protest outside of Westminster Magistrates Court in support of Julian Assange. ©REUTERS / Hannah Mckay

The UN rapporteur on torture has written a scalding op-ed in support of Julian Assange, in which he says the publisher was the victim of a smear campaign. Now he claims many leading MSM outlets are snubbing the piece.

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