Iran News Links 10 July 2019

10 July 2019 • 16:30 — The New Dark Age

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

U.K. Claims Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Tried To Stop British Tanker In Persian Gulf

UK govt claims Iran attempted to ‘impede passage’ of British tanker as Tehran rejects accusations
https://www.rt.com/news/463889-uk-claims-iran-stops-tanker/

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Venezuela: From the “Destruction” of Chavismo to the Epicentre of the Anti-Imperialist Left By Arnold August

9 July 2019 — Global Research
Who would have thought that, during the attempted coup d’état in Venezuela on January 23 and its immediate aftermath, Caracas would become, only five months later, the epicentre of the Latin American left? The XXV São Paulo Forum is planned for July 25–28 in the very Caracas that was supposed to be in the hands of the US and its allies. The day of the coup attempt, international hemispheric right-wing reaction – from the north, in Ottawa, through Washington, DC, to Bogotá and southward to Lima and Santiago de Chile – was ready to get the champagne bottles popping.

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The UN a League of Assassins: The Decline of Everything That Has Been

10 July 2019 — Internationalist 360°

By Ricardo Arturo Salgado Bonilla

https://www.latimes.com/resizer/PjiSa7N5px5g238DTPPAqXESAFM=/800x0/www.trbimg.com/img-5a6cee51/turbine/la-1517088330-kp6lvr5slw-snap-image

For many weeks, Honduras has been in a convulsive situation. Several dead and wounded at the hands of the repressive forces of the state, political prisoners, militarization of the country, military entry to the campus of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, shooting students. In addition, days of brutal repression against high school students; children with stones against trained and armed assassins! But there is no report by Mrs. Michelle Bachelet on Honduras.

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Why Trump caved to China and Huawei by Vijay Prashad

10 July 2019 — MROnline

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

Everything about the trade war between the United States and China is bewildering. The world’s two largest economies entered a titanic struggle with harsh words and high tariffs, sending shudders through the global economy. Hundreds of billions of dollars of goods on either side stood before tariff walls that seemed unbreachable. Truces would come out of nowhere—as at the 2018 G20 meeting in Buenos Aires—but then they would be set aside by U.S. President Donald Trump in a stream of tweets at odd hours.

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China News Links 10 July 2019

10 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

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

Cambodia Warns of Foreign Regime Change “At Any Cost”
http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2019/07/cambodia-warns-of-foreign-regime-change.html

Washington approves large arms package to Taiwan
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/10/taiw-j10.html

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Isikoff, Who First Peddled The Fake Steele Dossier, Invents New ‘Russian Influence’ Story

10 July 2019 — Moon of Alabama

Michael Isikoff was the first reporter who peddled the fake Steele dossier about alleged Russian influence over Donald Trump. He later admitted that the claims therein were ‘likely false’. Today Isikoff came up with a new fake story about ‘Russian influence’.

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Criminal US Sanctions & Passive Mass Murder Of Venezuelans By State Terrorist Trump America by Dr Gideon Polya

10 July 2019 — Counter Currents

Economic experts  have determined that Trump American sanctions on the impoverished state of Venezuela have so far been associated with 5 million refugees and 80,000 excess deaths from deprivation in the last 2 years (alternative estimates are of 45,000 -173,000 such deaths). The Organization of American States predicts 8 million Venezuelan refugees by the end of 2020. Decent Humanity must utterly condemn and oppose this passive mass murder of Venezuelans by a morally degenerate Trump America.

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The dialectics of economic warfare

10 July 2019 — The Delphi Initiative

A paper delivered to the Moscow academic economic forum (MAEF)

by Dr. Leo Gabriel
from the Institute for Intercultural Research and Cooperation in Vienna, Austria

It was in 2004 when the war in Iraq was at its peak, that the renown political scientist Emanuel Wallerstein announced at the World Social Forum in Mumbai, India, a public discussion under the surprising title: “Is the neoliberal transformation dead?“  We, the members of the International Council of the WSF were shocked, because this announcement touched the raison d´etre, the roots of the whole event where for the third time more than one hundred thousand activists from all continents had come together in order to exchange alternative concepts and strategies to combat neoliberalism.

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