Julian Assange News Links 3 August 2019

3 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Only Superman Can Save Julian Assange Now?
https://journal-neo.org/2019/08/03/only-superman-can-save-julian-assange-now/

Despite briefing by Julian Assange’s lawyer, Australian politicians still refuse to defend him
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/03/assa-a03.html

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DNC lawsuit against WikiLeaks dismissed in major free press victory

3 August 2019 — Defend Wikileaks

In a historic win for WikiLeaks and its editor-in-chief Julian Assange a federal judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over WikiLeaks’ publication of DNC documents in 2016. The case sets an important precedent for freedom of the press.

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‘You don’t have any rights’: CBP agents interrogate US citizen and seize his phone after Venezuela solidarity trip

3 August 2019 — Grayzone

The detention of a US citizen returning from Venezuela was an apparent extension of the US government’s efforts to punish citizens who have protested its policy of regime change and economic warfare.

By Max Blumenthal

A US citizen has told The Grayzone that the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service detained them on their way home from Venezuela. Sergio Lazo Torrez, a 31 year-old Nicaraguan-American, said the CBP forced him to open his cellphone, grilled him about his political beliefs, and demanded information about his contact with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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Defending Venezuela Is Defending Our America By Nino Pagliccia

3 August 2019 — Global Research

Sao Paulo Forum

The Sao Paulo Forum (SPF) that took place in Caracas just ended on July 28 fittingly within the framework of remembering the 65th anniversary of the birth of Hugo Chavez with a display of affection and respect for the late Comandante with fireworks and all. By all accounts the SPF has been a politically successful event that followed a significant meeting of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (NAM) that concluded with a strong political declaration and support of 120 governments with the democratically elected Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro.

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The Citadels of America’s Elites: Fractured and At Odds with Each Other By Alastair Crooke

3 August 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Something is ‘up’. When two Financial Times columnists – pillars of the western Establishment – raise a warning flag, we must take note: Martin Wolf was first off, with a piece dramatically headlined: The looming 100-year, US-China Conflict. No ‘mere’ trade war, he implied, but a full-spectrum struggle. Then his FT colleague Edward Luce, pointed out that Wolf’s “argument is more nuanced than the headline. Having spent part of this week among leading policymakers and thinkers at the annual Aspen Security Forum in Colorado,” Lucetr writes, “I am inclined to think Martin was not exaggerating. The speed with which US political leaders of all stripes have united behind the idea of a ‘new cold war’ is something that takes my breath away. Eighteen months ago the phrase was dismissed as fringe scaremongering. Today it is consensus.”

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S&P Bearish on 5G, Tesla’s Coil and the T-Mobile Merger By Renee Parsons

3 August 2019 — Off Guardian

How reassuring.

The FCC, the telecoms and cooperating MSM continue their resolute pr campaign to sell 5G to an unsuspecting American public as if the technology is up and running at effortless full capacity.

The truth is that even as ‘spotty’ coverage is being established in large urban markets, the telecoms are well aware that there are fundamental uncertainties yet to be addressed which may take years before widespread distribution can be accomplished.

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Faux Humanitarian Irwin Cotler, the White Helmets, and the Whitewashing of an Appalling Agenda

1 August 2019 — Mint Press

Cotler’s campaigns for foreign regime change or intervention almost always march in lock-step with neoconservative U.S. foreign policy. His “humanitarian” branding is but a thin veneer of hypocrisy to conceal his establishment policies — policies that almost always serve the interests of Israel.

Orwell, Hitchens, And The Hollow Self-Righteousness Of Anti-Communism

3 August 2019 — Revolution Dispatch


In addition to all of the propaganda pieces that anti-communists use to legitimize their position, they often utilize a more general rhetorical tool, which is the denunciations of communism that have come from two of the last century’s most prominent intellectuals: George Orwell and Christopher Hitchens. These figures maintain large cult followings and are widely seen as moral authorities for their crusades against civilization’s evil and hypocritical aspects, which for Orwell was a crusade against totalitarianism and for Hitchens was a crusade against organized religion. Yet the cultural and ideological makeup of both of these men caused them to infuse their works with the anti-communist agenda, and to give this agenda’s followers the sense that they’re righteous upholders of honesty and virtue.

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WaPo Publishes Gabbard Smear Piece Filled With Blatant Lies by Caitlin Johnstone

3 August 2019 — Caitlin Johnson

The Washington Post, which is wholly owned by a CIA contractor who is reportedly working to control the underlying infrastructure of the global economy, has published a shockingly deceitful smear piece about Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard in the wake of her criticisms of her opponent Kamala Harris’ prosecutorial record during the last Democratic debate.

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Venezuela News Links 2 August 2019

3 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

IMT World School 2019 celebrates 100 years of the Communist International
http://www.marxist.com/imt-world-school-2019-celebrates-100-years-of-the-communist-international.htm

XXV Sao Paulo Forum Demonstrates that Venezuela Is Not Alone!
https://www.globalresearch.ca/xxv-sao-paulo-forum-demonstrates-venezuela-not-alone/5685438

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