Venezuela News Links 13-14 July 2019

14 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

China will determine the future of Venezuela
On January 23, when US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president of Venezuela, he thought deposing President …

Venezuela Gives Colombian Rebels Free Rein
The government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, weakened by U.S. sanctions and diplomatically isolated, is deepening its ties with the ELN, …

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Challenging capitalism is the ultimate climate mitigation strategy

11 July 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

There are no easy fixes, but to succeed, climate activists must build a broader movement to challenge and transcend global capitalism

Hans Baer is the author of Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia. He originally contributed this essay to a recent online discussion on “The Climate Movement: What’s Next?” organized by the Great Transition Initiative

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Israel’s machinery of dispossession has crushed the hopes of an inspirational family By Jonathan Cook

14 July 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook: the View from Nazareth - www.jonathan-cook.netThe struggle of Jawad Siyam perfectly illustrates the relentless oppression faced by all Palestinians

The National – 14 July 2019

Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their 25-year legal battle against a powerful settler organisation.

The family’s defeat represented much more than just another eviction. It was intended to land a crushing blow against the hopes of some 20,000 Palestinians living in the shadow of the Old City walls and Al Aqsa mosque.

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US pours oil into fire in Gulf, mum’s the word for India by M.K. Bhadrakumar

12 July 2019 — Indian Punchline

Iranian supertanker Grace 1 seized by British Navy off Gibralter, July 5, 2019

The illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibralter by the British Navy last Friday is fast acquiring farcical character. Britain acted at the behest of the US; in turn, the US probably acted at the behest of the ‘B Team’. So far, only one top US official has expressed joy over the incident — National Security Advisor John Bolton, who is of course the member-secretary of the B Team. None of the other three members of the B Team — Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu or either of the two Gulf Crown Princes (bin Salman and bin Zayed)) has waded into the controversy.

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Fanon and (Digital) Self-Determination Lizzie O’Shea

12 July 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Fanon was committed to the idea of self-determination. How can his thinking influence our fight for digital self-determination? An excerpt from Future Histories by Lizzie O’Shea.

Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, and the Paris Commune Can Teach Us about Digital Technology

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REVIEW: Israel, a Beachhead… By Philip Roddis

14 July 2019 — Off Guardian

This book is a timely response to three groups: Those yet to grasp that Israel in its current form is an outrage comparable to apartheid South Africa; Those who recognise this truth but fail (as had many sincere opponents of apartheid) to see the bigger picture of a Faustian bargain with Western elites; Those who say the USA is a vassal – a client state of Israel.

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