Venezuela News Links 29 July – 1 August 2019

1 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

Will Griffin: US Veterans Poll: Wars Not Worth Fighting + Sara Flounders: Sanctions Kill: Economic Warfare and the Migration Crisis
https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/will-griffin-us-veterans-poll-wars-not-worth-fighting/

Faux Humanitarian Irwin Cotler, the White Helmets, and the Whitewashing of an Appalling Agenda
https://www.mintpressnews.com/irwin-cotler-white-helmets-israel-whitewashing/261073/

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Gaza protester dies as Israel admits to unjustified killings

31 July 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

Maureen Clare Murphy

A protester is treated by paramedics during Great March of Return protests in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, on 12 July. Ashraf Amra APA images

A Palestinian man died after being shot in the stomach by Israeli occupation forces during Great March of Return protests in southernmost Gaza last week.

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How a Small Group of Pro-Israel Activists Blacklisted MintPress on Wikipedia

30 July 2019 — Mint Press

For over ten years, Wikipedia has been a key focus of right-leaning, pro-Israel groups that have effectively weaponized the online encyclopedia as a means of controlling the narrative when it comes to the state of Israel’s more than 50-year-long military occupation of Palestine.

by Whitney Webb

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Bojo Bans the Media

1 August 2019 — True Publica

State Censorship: Media banned from filming questions to Boris Johnson

State Censorship: Media banned from filming questions to Boris Johnson

By TruePublica: Blatant state censorship of the media is something we all understand to happen in non-democratic countries around the world. But one of the very last places on earth you would expect the state to fully manage the media, and by manage I mean – gagging, refusing questions and actually banning the filming of the Prime Minister – on a micromanaged publicity stunt, smacks of something straight out of China’s communist regime.

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Blair’s number two, Alastair Campbell, reveals how Corbyn tried to keep him in the Labour Party By Robert Stevens

1 August 2019 — WSWS

Alastair Campbell, one of the key figures in Tony Blair’s 1997 Labour government, announced this week he no longer wants to be a member of the party. The sentiment among most Labour Party members was “Good riddance to bad rubbish.”

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With Criticism Crushed in the West, Israel Can Enjoy Its Impunity By Jonathan Cook

1 August 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Recent events have shone a spotlight not only on how Israel is intensifying its abuse of Palestinians under its rule, but the utterly depraved complicity of western governments in its actions.

The arrival of Donald Trump in the White House two-and-a-half years ago has emboldened Israel as never before, leaving it free to unleash new waves of brutality in the occupied territories.

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WikiLeaks Releases and Environmental Causes

31 July 2019 — Defend Wikileaks

WikiLeaks’ publication of more than 10 million documents has shed much-needed light on every corner of corporate and governmental secrecy. Within these files are scores of revelations about the ways in which the world’s most influential governments and corporations have put profit and power above environmental protections, undermining climate agreements, protecting their interests, and covering up environmental abuses.

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Black Agenda Report 31 July 2019: Reparations Rising / Trump and Baltimore / Black Misleadership Class / Legacy of Violence

31 July 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Reparations Rising – With Permission from White Democrats 

Glen Ford, BAR executive editor
Black people are not obligated to defend opportunists and servants of white capital in Baltimore just because they were called out by Trump.

Freedom Rider: Trump and Baltimore 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR editor and senior columnist
Anyone feeling the need to defend Baltimore from Trump’s opinions ought to talk about what really ails that city.
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