Mark Field and the danger of getting sidetracked

22 June 2019 — Jonathan Cook

I really do not wish to write about Mark Field, the British government minister who assaulted a climate change activist this week, grabbing her by the neck and violently marching her out of a City of London dinner while all the hundreds of other wealthy diners watched either impassively or approvingly. But whatever my wishes, it seems I must.

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No, Iran Does Not Break The Nuclear Deal (Updated)

1 July 2019 — Moon of Alabama

Here is some fakenews from the Guardian which falsely claims that Iran breaks the nuclear deal.

Iran today announced that its stockpile of low enriched uranium now exceeds the 300 kilogram of enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF6) level set out as a limit in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (pdf).

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Taking a Minute to Walk in Iran’s Shoes By Karim Sharara

1 July 2019 — Mint Press

If one can learn anything from the modern history of Iran, it’s that Iranians have learned to rely on themselves and not on great powers for support and that these great powers will sell — and have in fact sold — them out at a moment’s notice to satisfy their own interests, a matter well ingrained in Iranian consciousness.

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Did the Fed Already Decide the 2020 US Election?

1 July 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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As of beginning July 2019 prospects look positive for a re-election of Donald Trump as President in November 2020. Headline stock market and GDP figures all look positive…at the present. The huge unanswered question is whether that can be sustained until the fateful elections. We see signs already that spell potential trouble for the Republicans.

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How Sen. Rick Scott became Big Oil’s point man on Venezuelan regime change By Dan Cohen

1 July 2019 — Grayzone

The US oil cartel has given Florida’s Rick Scott 500 million reasons to be one of the Senate’s most fanatical cheerleaders for toppling Venezuela’s leftist government.

While National Security Advisor John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio have helped drive the Trump administration’s maximum pressure-style campaign against Venezuela, Rubio’s counterpart, Senator Rick Scott, has been every bit as fanatical about regime change in Caracas.

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Imperial Overreach in Iran By Suvrat Raju

27 June, 2019 — Research Unit for Political Economy

In the last week of June 2019, as this article was being written, tensions between the U.S. and Iranian governments escalated sharply. On June 20, 2019, in response to aggressive U.S. actions, including the mobilization of troops, naval forces, and aerial provocations, Iran shot down a U.S. surveillance drone flying  near the Iranian border.[i]  The U.S. government used this as an excuse to threaten to bomb Iran.[ii] The United States might implement this threat in the near future, setting off a wider conflict.

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Iran Newslinks 30 June – 1 July 2019

1 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

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

Will India And Turkey Jointly Broker An Easing Of US-Iran Tensions?
https://orientalreview.org/2019/07/01/will-india-and-turkey-jointly-broker-an-easing-of-us-iran-tensions/

Democrats back Trump’s massive “World War III” military budget
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/01/pent-j01.html

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