Julian Assange News Links 6 August 2019

6 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

Sri Lanka: Colombo University students call for release of Julian Assange

Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) members have won important support from Colombo …

Jailed Sri Lankan writer Shakthika Sathkumara defends Julian Assange

Imprisoned Sri Lankan writer, Shakthika Sathkumara spoke out last week in defence of jailed WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange.

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The Handbook of Karl Marx: profitability, crises and financialisation

6 August 2019 — Michael Roberts Blog

The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx, edited by Matt Vidal, Tomas Rotta, Tony Smith and Paul Prew, brings together a series of chapters by prominent Marxist scholars covering all aspects Marxist theory, from historical materialism, dialectics, political economy, social reproduction and post-capitalist models.

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Brexit and Britain’s Media Landscape

6 August 2019 — South Front

Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark exclusively for SouthFront

For a country that prides itself on the acerbic publication, the punchy put down, and balloon piercing irony, the propaganda battles in a changed media scape must have come as a bit of a shock.  No part of the country has been exempt from a tide that sees no signs of stopping.

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What kind of rebellion will save humanity from extinction?

6 August 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

The real power of mass civil disobedience is not its ability to shock the powerful into listening, but rather its potential to draw masses of people into action.

Pip Hinman is a a leader of the Socialist Alliance in Sydney, Australia, and a founding member of Stop Coal Seam Gas Sydney.

by Pip Hinman
Green Left Weekly, August 2, 2019

We live in a dystopian age. Governments have known since at least the mid-’90s about the potentially devastating impact of human-induced climate change. But for the most part they have either disputed and denied this, or pretended to be responding to scientists’ findings.

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Climate Change is Class War by Jodi Dean

6 August 2019 — Liberation

Contemporary capitalism presents a direct threat to the survival of most of the world’s species: climate change. The global capitalist economy is anchored in fossil fuels. Burning these fuels releases warming gasses into the atmosphere where they accumulate over time, raising the earth’s temperature. The rising temperatures have significant effects. For example, melting glaciers and polar ice caps lead to rising sea levels. Changes in air and ocean temperatures impact weather patterns, which leads to droughts in some places and floods in others.

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LEAKED: UK’s new trade secretary met with US pressure groups to discuss weakening regulations

6 August 2019 — True Publica

LEAKED: UK’s new trade secretary met with US pressure groups to discuss weakening regulations

In ‘off the record’ meetings last September, Liz Truss sought lessons from Donald Trump’s radical program of deregulation and tax cuts. The new international trade secretary, Liz Truss, met with hard-right pressure groups in Washington DC last year to learn about the benefits of Donald Trump’s deregulatory agenda, according to official documents obtained by Unearthed.

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Black Agenda Report 5 August 2019: Newark, Other Cities Remember Michael Brown / Black Alliance for Peace Pushes Candidate Pledge / A Concentration Camp By Any Other Name… / African Immigrants Becoming Activists

6 August 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Newark, Other Cities Remember Michael Brown 

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Communities across the nation will mark the August 9, 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, an outrage that spawned nationwide protests under the umbrella of the Black Lives Matter movement. “Just before Michael Brown there was Eric Garner,” said Zayid Muhammad, of N-CAP, Newark Communities for Accountable Policing. “All kinds of hell has been raised, but it’s meant nothing in terms of getting justice.” N-CAP will honor Mike Brown on August 14 at the Newark Public Library.

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Venezuela: US Blockade Is Next? Selected Stories

5 August 2019 — Global Research

Omission of Atrocities Committed by the Venezuelan “Opposition” Discredits UN Human Rights Report

By Carla Stea

In an appallingly distorted and biased report by United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, the shameful failure to report or even mention the atrocities committed by the Venezuelan so-called “peaceful opposition” is a sin of omission so egregious as to discredit the entire report, and disqualify the professionalism of those who compiled it. Read more…
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