Documentary – “Raíces (Bomba y Plena)”

5 July 2019 — Jazz on the Tube

Produced by Paradiso Films; written, edited and directed by Paloma Suau; and funded by Banco Popular in 2001.

Filmed in Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico North (aka El Bronx)

A beautiful mix of historic and contemporary footage paying homage to the Bomba and Plena.

Starring: Marc Anthony, Jose Feliciano, Danny Rivera, Ismael Rivera Jr, and more.

In Spanish, but even if you don’t have any Spanish you will learn a lot. As the great Bronx philosopher said: “You can observe a lot by just watching.”

If you don’t know this music, there is a hole in your American music education.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Depleted Uranium: An Iraqi Scientist Speaks Out on the Lingering Effects of Radioactive Weapons By Edward Fox

5 July 2019 — Global Research – Al-Fanar Media 2 July 2019

Souad Naji al-Azzawi, an Iraqi environmental scientist (and longtime contributor to Global Research), has devoted much of her professional life to studying one of the thorniest problems remaining from the years of war in her home country—the effect of depleted uranium weapons on the Iraqi environment and on human health.

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The plot to keep Corbyn out of power By Jonathan Cook

3 July 2019 — Jonathan Cook

In the latest of the interminable media “furores” about Jeremy Corbyn’s supposed unfitness to lead the Labour party – let alone become prime minister – it is easy to forget where we were shortly before he won the support of an overwhelming majority of Labour members to head the party.

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How Israel Censors the Internet

1 July 2019 — If Americans Knew

An exposé on Israel’s numerous projects – some public, some covert – to influence what people see on the Internet, and what they don’t. From the article, “How Israel and its partisans work to censor the Internet” iakn.us/2Ixc6LC – the article has additional information and citations. Since the U.S. gives Israel over $10 million per day, it is essential that Americans are thoroughly informed on this issue. (A previous version of this video was removed by YouTube under erroneous claims. We hope this one will survive the usual flagging by Israel partisans that is described in the film.)

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China Newslinks 5 July 2019

5 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

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

Mike Pompeo Pays a Visit to India
https://journal-neo.org/2019/07/05/mike-pompeo-pays-a-visit-to-india/

July 4th Flag is a Bloodstained Symbol of Falling Bombs, Napalm, and Horrible Death for Millions
https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/july-4th-flag-is-a-bloodstained-symbol-of-falling-bombs-napalm-and-horrible-death-for-millions/

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Help Steven Leelah By Craig Murray

5 July 2019 — Craig Murray

With a callousness that defies belief, the British government continues to pursue and persecute Chagossians in pursuit of the genocide they initiated on the community in 1971. This blog has been campaigning for the Chagossians for over ten years, but following the recent resounding condemnation of the British government at the International Court of Justice, and the massive vote at the UN General Assembly for Chagos to be returned to Mauritius, thankfully the issue is becoming better known. The SNP are to be congratulated for initiating and leading a debate at Westminster this week to demand that the UK respects the International Court of Justice decision (which the Tories are refusing to do).

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American Brainwash : Hong kong’s poisoned chalice By Godfree Roberts

5 July, 2019 — Counter Currents

An illuminating dispatch by Far Eastern correspondent Godfree Roberts on the puzzling Hong Kong crisis, whose contradictions are cynically exploited by the Western media, all according to Washington’s plan. Have we seen this movie before? Yes, we have, in 2014, and in scores of other places victims of some “color revolution”, wherever America’s “soft power” is allowed to sink its devious claws.
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Iran Newslinks 4-5 July 2019

5 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

A new extension of OPEC+ deal and its promises

Iran’s ‘duty’ to seize British tanker if UK fails to release captured ship – senior official at IRGC
https://www.rt.com/news/463435-iran-reaction-tanker-uk/

The Un-Submersible US-Iran Stalemate
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/07/05/un-submersible-us-iran-stalemate/

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From the Green Revolution to GMOs: Toxic Agriculture Is the Problem Not the Solution By Colin Todhunter

4 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

Why did the European Food Safety Authority claim that glyphosate was not ecotoxic? This is the question environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason poses in her new 23-page report which can be accessed in full here.

In places, the report reads like a compilation of peer-reviewed studies and official reports that have documented the adverse impacts of chemicals used in modern agriculture.

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