Boris Johnson – A Dangerous Yes Man to Washington

26 July 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The clownish figure of Boris Johnson comes with a trunk load of anti-Russia baggage as he arrived in Downing Street this week as new British prime minister.

The dour, hapless Theresa May has been replaced by a guy who seems to think that geopolitics is a circus conducted with custard pies to the face.

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PEPE ESCOBAR: US and Iran Stuck on Negotiation Ground Zero

26 July 2019 — Consortium News

Donald Trump says he’s ‘okay either way’, whether there’s war with Iran and Tehran seems to be okay  with that too, warns Pepe Escobar.

By Pepe Escobar
in Paris
Special to Consortium News

All bets are off in the geopolitical insanity stakes when we have the President of the United States (POTUS) glibly announcing he could launch a nuclear first strike to end the war in Afghanistan and wipe it “off the face of the earth” in one week. But he’d rather not, so he doesn’t have to kill 10 million people.

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The world’s scariest economist?

26 July 2019 — Michael Roberts Blog

blogging from a marxist economist

Mariana Mazzucato is one of the world’s most influential economists, according to Quartz magazine.  She has won many awards for her work.  She is an adviser to the UK Labour Party on economic policy; she “has the ear” of radical Congress representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she advises Democratic presidential hopeful, Senator Elizabeth Warren and also Scottish Nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon.  And she has written two key books: The Entrepreneurial State (2013) and the The Value of Everything (2018).

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Venezuela News Links 26 July 2019

26 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

Venezuelan Government Accused of Using Bitcoin to Bypass US Sanctions
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ActivistPost/~3/IQYxuGPjz7w/venezuelan-government-accused-of-using-bitcoin-to-bypass-us-sanctions.html

Once Again Chomsky and Achcar Provide a Service to the US Global Dictatorship
https://gowans.blog/2019/07/26/once-again-chomsky-and-achcar-provide-a-service-to-the-us-global-dictatorship/

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Once Again Chomsky and Achcar Provide a Service to the US Global Dictatorship

26 July, 2019 — What’s Left

By Stephen Gowans

Noam Chomsky recently co-authored an op-ed in The New York Times, portraying the embattled Venezuelan government as an arbitrary undemocratic state, and calling upon it “to liberate all political prisoners, both military and civilian.” The occasion for the op-ed was the release from parole of Venezuelan judge María Lourdes Afiuni. Chomsky had weighed in on her case in 2011, in an interview with the British newspaper, The Observer.  The newspaper ran the interview under the headline “Noam Chomsky criticises old friend Hugo Chavez for ‘assault’ on democracy”. The linguist denied he had done this, calling the headline “a complete deception,” (fake news in the contemporary vernacular). It turned out the only deception was Chomsky’s denial.

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Wall Street demands “discipline” as protests continue in Puerto Rico By Eric London

26 July 2019 — WSWS

Hours after Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s early Thursday morning announcement that he will resign on August 2nd, thousands demonstrated in downtown San Juan demanding the resignation of his successor, Justice Minister Wanda Vázquez Garced. Both Rosselló and Vázquez are members of the New Progressive Party (PNP) and the Democratic Party.

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Russia and China display strategic coordination in Asia-Pacific

26 July 2019 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Russian Tu-95 MS (above) & Chinese Xian H-6 strategic bombers. File photo

An exciting new template has appeared in the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific last week when Russia’s Aerospace Force and China’s Air Force carried out their first-ever joint air patrol in the region.

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Iran News Links 26 July 2019

26 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Did John Bolton Light the Fuse of the UK-Iranian Tanker Crisis?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/did-john-bolton-light-fuse-uk-iranian-tanker-crisis/5684665

Washington on the Losing Side of the US-Iranian Standoff
https://journal-neo.org/2019/07/26/washington-on-the-losing-side-of-the-us-iranian-standoff/

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