Iran Newslinks 3 July 2019

3 July 2019 • 18:50 — The New Dark Age

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

Today’s links

The JCPOA Nuclear Deal: Why Europe Cannot Use the ‘Snap Back’ Mechanism Against Iran

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US eyes Sri Lanka as its military logistics hub By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

3 July 2019 — Indian Punchline

(Sri Lankan presidential aspirant Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the radical Buddhist monk Gnanasara Thera of Bodu Bala Sena. File photo.)

The Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on 21st April in which 259 people were killed and over 500 injured were initially attributed to the Islamic State (IS). But no hard evidence is available to substantiate such a reading and it remains an open question as to the perpetrators.

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The scandal-stricken company taking over UK chicken

3 July 2019 — Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Cowboys on the Lagoa do Triunfo ranch in Pára, Brazil, where some of the cattle are grazed illegally on embargoed Amazon land Photo: João Laet

After six months of investigation, the Bureau can reveal how a Brazilian meat producer that had to pay record fines for corruption is still buying beef from a company that illegally grazes cattle on felled areas of Amazon rainforest — and has quietly taken over huge swathes of UK chicken production.

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Book Review: Confronting the rising tide of marine disease

3 July 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

Warming the climate and polluting the sea is leading to explosive outbreaks of new infectious diseases

UK-based socialist Sarah Ensor blogs at Herring and Class Struggle. She worked in Iceland’s fishing industry for six years, and is researching the history of the working class in Iceland.

Drew Harvell
Confronting the rising tide of marine disease

University of California Press, 2019

reviewed by Sarah Ensor

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NewsGuard is ‘Reviewing’ Every Indy Media Site on the Web – READ Their Email Exchange with Waking Times

2 July 2019 — Activist Post

By Dylan Charles, Editor, Waking Times

If you’re half awake today you already know that in the last couple of years we have officially entered the era of digital censorship. Independent media organizations with hard-earned followings have been de-platformed from social media and have been ejected from online business services, bankrupting many of them. This happens mostly for ambiguous reasons relating to supposed community guidelines, but the more time goes by and the more outlets that get banned and censored, the clearer it becomes that someone up high has a real problem with independent thinking.

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U.S. Intensifies Actions for New Destabilizing Scenario. La Corriente Analysis

3 July 2019 — Internationalist 360°

A few days ago, on June 26, Minister Jorge Rodríguez informed the country about the dismantling of a new coup d’état and assassination plot. With the information and evidence presented by Rodriguez it was confirmed, once again, that the plans of the U.S. and the Venezuelan right wing to violently overthrow the constitutional government of Venezuela continue in progress, they do not stop. Almost two months after the defeat of the coup attempt of April 30, this new attempt, dismantled by the intelligence and security forces of the State, has forced us to reiterate the call not to decrease the warnings, not to lower our guard.

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How To Spot A Twitter Troll By Craig Murray

2 July 2019 — Craig Murray

UPDATE: GCHQ are currently advertising to recruit more trolls to carry out precisely the activity I outline here. As their advertisement puts it:

We are looking to recruit individuals who can contribute to a step change in the UK’s ability to project cyber power against our adversaries, in order to keep the UK safe. You will be at the forefront of the nation’s covert online capability. We want people who can help support and run operations that disrupt and degrade our adversaries’ ability to do us harm, and contest malign activity in cyber space.

I do hope this helps cut through the cognitive dissonance for those of you who found it difficult to come to terms with the truth of the below.

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Creating a Climate for War With Iran

2 July 219 — FAIR

Fox: Trump Administration Strategy to Meet Threat From IranFox News (6/14/19)

Media outlets are creating a climate for a US military attack on Iran by hyping the idea that Iran is an imminent threat to peace, by failing to offer evidence that calls the US’s accusations against Iran into question, by amplifying warmongers’ voices and by naturalizing America’s supposed right to spy on every country on earth.

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‘The coup turned Honduras into hell’: Interview with President Manuel Zelaya on 10th anniversary of overthrow by US

2 July 219 — Grayzone

The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil sat down for an exclusive interview with Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, on the 10th anniversary of the US-backed right-wing military coup that overthrew him.

He discusses the extreme violence, drug trafficking, economic depression, migration crisis, Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH), WikiLeaks, Venezuela, and more.

Read the full transcript

Watch the video (27 min.)