5G Threatens Weather Forecasting. Devastating Health Impacts By Renee Parsons

12 July 2019 — Global Research
It comes as no surprise that the American public remains oblivious to a not-so-slight glitch in the 5G Race with China as the US strives to be the first, the best and most technologically advanced country in the world with its guarantee of a Brave New World. But then, many Americans are unaware of the true nature of 5G in the first place.  In its haste to win, the telecom industry, its friends in Congress and the Federal bureaucracy are intent on foisting 5G on a largely unsuspecting American public before all the technological kinks have been worked out.

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Black Agenda Report 12 July 2019: Sanders vs the Austerity Regime / Time for Russiagate to End / Bruce Dixon: A Giant Walks On

12 July 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Sanders vs the Endless Austerity Regime

Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Bruce Dixon was anti-empire, anti-capitalist, and a champion of working-class Black America and the people at large.

Freedom Rider: Time for Russiagate to End

Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Russiagate is a scheme meant to give Democrats popular support without doing anything the public want them to do.
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Julian Assange News Links 12 July 2019

12 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law
https://www.mintpressnews.com/then-cia-is-invoking-wikileaks-to-push-for-the-expansion-of-a-cold-war-era-secrecy-law/260521/

Swedish Prosecutors: ‘It’s Not on the Cards’ to Interview Assange – After Hanging Arrest Warrant Over Him for Seven Years
https://truepublica.org.uk/other-news/swedish-prosecutors-its-not-on-the-cards-to-interview-assange-after-hanging-arrest-warrant-over-him-for-seven-years/

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Venezuela News Links 12 July 2019

12 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

The Bachelet Report Will Be Another Instrument to Intensify Regime Change
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/the-bachelet-report-will-be-another-instrument-to-intensify-regime-change/

Office of the U.N. High Commisioner for Human Rights Receives a Letter from President Maduro Rejecting the Report on Venezuela
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/12-07-2019-office-of-the-u-n-high-commisioner-for-human-rights-receives-a-letter-from-president-maduro-rejecting-the-report-on-venezuela/

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BBC’s anti-Corbyn hatchet job fails to land blow By Asa Winstanley

12 July 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

Israel supporters protest alleged anti-Semitism outside Labour Party headquarters. Henry Nicholls Reuters

The BBC heavily trailed details from Wednesday night’s Panorama program, “Is Labour Anti-Semitic?”

The papers were full of headlines about it over the weekend, and it was supposed to prove just how anti-Semitic Labour has become under left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Iran News Links 12 July 2019

12 July 2019 • 19:30 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

UK Deploys Second Warship In Persian Gulf Amid Tension With Iran (Infographics)

Iran says ‘foreign presence’ from tens of thousands of miles away destabilizes Middle East
https://www.rt.com/news/464030-iran-warns-foreign-powers/

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RussiaGate Coming Undone: “Russian Meddling” Not Proven By Simply Indicting Russian Companies

12 July 2019 — South Front

The “RussiaGate” scandal, Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US Presidential Elections appears to be falling apart even further, following a decision by Federal Judge Dabney Friedrich.

The decision deems that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s claim of “multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election,” was not proven by the indictment of a Russian “troll farm.”

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Trump’s raids and the stench of fascism

12 July 2019 — WSWS

On Saturday night, undocumented immigrants across America will say goodnight to their spouses, parents and children, fearing it may be the last time they are able to do so. Beginning Sunday, the Trump administration plans to launch the largest immigration raids in US history, targeting 2,000 families for arrest and deportation in 10 of the country’s most populous cities.

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Hypocrisy Taints UK’s Media Freedom Conference Russian Media Ban and Assange’s Arrest Demonstrate Doublethink

12 July 2019 — Off Guardian

By Kit Knightly

The UK is currently hosting the inaugural Global Media Freedom Conference, a joint project between the British and Canadian governments. You can read the aims and itinerary on the government’s website, here.

Here’s the introduction:

Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Jeremy Hunt, the UK Foreign Secretary, will co-host the conference. It is part of an international campaign to shine a global spotlight on media freedom and increase the cost to those that are attempting to restrict it.

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With Panorama’s hatchet job on Labour antisemitism, BBC has become the Tory’s attack dog By Jonathan Cook

11 July 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Score-settling may make for lively TV, but it is execrable journalism

Middle East Eye – 11 July 2019

It is difficult to describe as anything other than a hatchet job the BBC Panorama special this week that sought to bolster claims that the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn has become “institutionally antisemitic”.

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Jewish Voice for Labour accuse the BBC of showing ‘half-truths, distortions and outright invention’

11 July 2019 — The Canary

On 10 July, BBC‘s Panorama broadcast an hour-long show called Is Labour Antisemitic? The BBC claimed it presented “exclusive interviews from key insiders and access to confidential communications” in order to reveal “evasions and contradictions at the heart” of the Labour Party. Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) has since responded with a statement calling the episode a “farrago of half-truths, distortions and outright invention”.
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Opposing War Is The Best Approach To Revolution by Caitlin Johnstone

11 July 2019 — Caitlin Johnson

One of the most common labels people use to describe what I do is some variation of “anti-war journalist” or “anti-imperialist blogger”, and I’m always a tiny bit surprised when I see it. Not because I disagree with it; opposition to US-centralized warmongering probably constitutes a majority of my content, so it’s a reasonable description. I’ve just never explicitly had opposing war in mind when doing what I do. It’s been the main byproduct of my journey here, but it’s never been my objective.

The Death of Privacy: Government Fearmongers to Read Your Mail By Philip Giraldi

11 July 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

It is discouraging to note just how the United States has been taking on the attributes of a police state since 9/11. Stories of police raids on people’s homes gone wrong are frequently in the news. In one recent incident, a heavily armed SWAT team was sent to a St. Louis county home. The armed officers entered the building without knocking, shot the family dog and forced the family members to kneel on the floor where they were able to watch their pet struggle and then die. The policemen then informed the family that they were there over failure to pay the gas bill. Animal rights groups report that the shooting of pets by police has become routine in many jurisdictions because the officers claim that they feel threatened.

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Predatory “Green Capitalism” Is Monetizing the Air, and It’s Going to Cost You by Charles Hugh Smith

11 July 2019 — Washington’s Blog

I recently asked What’s Left to Monetize?, and longtime correspondent Mark G. provided the answer: the air we breathe, via carbon taxes and markets for trading carbon credits, i.e. financializing / monetizing Nature to benefit the few at the expense pf the many.

Here’s Mark’s commentary:

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