Venezuela News Links 7 August 2019

7 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

Corporate media enters realm of the absurd with claim that Venezuela is ‘cocaine capital of the world’
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCanary/~3/qyn7pTC9ioA/

Trump Regime “Maximum Pressure” High Crimes Against World Peace. Illegal Embargo against Venezuela
https://www.globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-maximum-pressure-high-crimes-against-world-peace-illegal-embargo-against-venezuela/5685826

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Media’s Beloved “Expert” Eliot Higgins – Wrong Again And Again And Again

3 June 2015 — Moon of Alabama

[Worth reminding ourselves that Eliot Higgins aka Bellingcat, is a fake, promulgating fake news and that BBC Radio 4 gave the faker an unchallenged puff piece interview today, 7 August 2019! WB]

Eliot Higgins aka Brown Moses, the founder of Bellingcat “by and for citizen investigative journalists”, is beloved by NATO media. Higgins is always able to “prove” by amateur “analysis” of open source data that the “bad guys”, just as the U.S. or NATO claim, did indeed do the bad thing that happened. The problem is that Higgins is no expert of anything. He was an unemployed office worker who looked at Youtube videos from Syria and tried Internet searches to find out what weapons were visible in the videos. That is all that made him an “expert”.

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Iran News Links 7 August 2019

7 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

Iran or the fight for the strategic initiative
http://thesaker.is/iran-or-the-fight-for-the-strategic-initiative/

Turkey – “Middle Kingdom” between the Two Camps
https://journal-neo.org/2019/08/07/turkey-the-middle-kingdom-between-the-two-camps/

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China News Links 6-7 August 2019

7 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

Currency Manipulation or Currency War–radio interview
https://jackrasmus.com/2019/08/07/currency-manipulation-or-currency-war-radio-interview/

Turkey – “Middle Kingdom” between the Two Camps
https://journal-neo.org/2019/08/07/turkey-the-middle-kingdom-between-the-two-camps/

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Names and Locations of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet

The Decolonial Atlas

“The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses.” – Utah Phillips

Just 100 companies are responsible for more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. The guys who run those companies – and they are mostly guys – have gotten rich on the backs of literally all life on Earth. Their business model relies on the destruction of the only home humanity has ever known. Meanwhile, we misdirect our outrage at our neighbors, friends, and family for using plastic straws or not recycling. If there is anyone who deserves the outrage of all 7.5 billion of us, it’s these 100 people right here. Combined, they control the majority of the world’s mineral rights – the “right” to exploit the remaining unextracted oil, gas, and coal. They need to know that we won’t leave them alone until…

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Washington orders international embargo on Venezuela, threatens invasion By Andrea Lobo

7 August 2019 — WSWS

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday freezing “all property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States.” The move is the culmination of a series of increasingly severe sanctions and marks a new stage in the US coup operation against the Government of Nicolás Maduro.

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China reacts to J&K, India demands reciprocity

7 August 2019 — Indian Punchline
by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Srinagar

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, on lockdown. File photo.

In the aftermath of the Modi government’s decision to remove ‘special status’ for J&K and bifurcate the state into two union territories, the most keenly awaited regional and international reaction — and a hugely consequential one — would be that of China’s, not the US’ or even of the other three P5 member states.

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Shooter Capitalism

6 August 2019 — Anti-Capital

It, it being  capitalism, wears a thousand masks and obscures itself behind a thousand labels.  Called and calling itself at one time or another —laissez-faire, free market, conservative, liberal, neo-conservative, neo-liberal, progressive, neo-progressive, state, enlightened, gangster, welfare, welfare-state, party, non-partisan, crony, democratic, radical, responsible, racketeering, managed, bureaucratic, mercantilist, free-trade, protectionist, enclave, niche, tea-party, libertarian, populist, oligarch, sober, drunkard— it has always been capitalism and the adjectives, modifiers appended before or after are just so much….advertising, teething rings for suckers.

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