Chile News Links 25 October 2019

25 October 2019 • 19:20 — The New Dark Age

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The Neoliberal Ghost of Pinochet Is Finally Being Exorcised from Chile
https://www.globalresearch.ca/neoliberal-ghost-pinochet-finally-being-exorcised-chile/5693077

With Little Fanfare, William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program
https://www.mintpressnews.com/william-barr-formally-announces-orwellian-pre-crime-program/262504/

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Julian Assange News Links 23-25 October 2019

25 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Liberating Assange: A Woeful Lack of Leadership
https://www.globalresearch.ca/liberating-assange-lack-leadership/5693079

Open Letter to PM Boris Johnson, Priti Patel, Sajid Javid, and Kevin Hollinrake
https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/open-letter-to-pm-boris-johnson-priti-patel-sajid-javid-and-kevin-hollinrake/

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Ecuador News Links 25 October 2019

25 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Burn, Neoliberalism, Burn
http://thesaker.is/burn-neoliberalism-burn/

Whitewashing Neoliberal Repression in Chile and Ecuador
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/10/24/whitewashing-neoliberal-repression-in-chile-and-ecuador/

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Syria News Links 24-25 October 2019

25 October 2019 • 16:50  — The New Dark Age

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SDF Commander Says They Rejected Terms Of Russian-Turkish Agreement On Northeast Syria

Syrian Army, SDF Eliminate Several Turkish-Backed Militants In Northern Al-Hasakah

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Brexit News Links 24-25 October 2019

25 October 2019 • 16:40 — The New Dark Age

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Johnson Seeks UK Snap Election to Break No-Brexit/Brexit Deal Impasse
https://www.globalresearch.ca/johnson-seeks-uk-snap-election-break-no-brexit-brexit-deal-impasse/5693045

At What Point Do We Admit Brexit Was About Tax Evasion?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/what-point-do-we-admit-brexit-was-about-tax-evasion/5693048

Brexit: EU agrees to Brexit delay, but no date yet
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50175914

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Trump and NY Times Admit US Imperialist War in Syria By Finian Cunningham

25 October 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

From extraordinary candid admissions made separately by US President Donald Trump and the New York Times, there can be no illusion about what American forces are really deployed in Syria for. It’s an illegal occupation against the Syrian government and in particular to deprive the Arab country of its oil resources.<

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The top 1% own 45% of all global personal wealth; 10% own 82%; the bottom 50% own less than 1%

25 October 2019 — Michael Roberts Blog

blogging from a marxist economist

The annual Credit Suisse report on global wealth has just been released. This report remains the most comprehensive and explanatory analysis of global wealth (not income) and inequality of wealth. Every year the CS global wealth report analyses the household wealth of 5.1 billion people across the globe. Household wealth is made up of the financial assets (stocks, bonds, cash, pension funds) and property (houses etc) owned.  And the report measures this net of debt. The report’s authors are James Davies, Rodrigo Lluberas and Anthony Shorrocks.  Professor Anthony Shorrocks was my university flatmate, where we both graduated in economics (although he has the much better mathematical skills!).

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Bolivia News Links 24-25 October 2019

25 October 2019 • 16:50 — The New Dark Age

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“Exporting Democracy” to Bolivia
https://www.globalresearch.ca/exporting-democracy-bolivia/5693072

The Network in Defense of Humanity Declares Support for Evo Morales and Democracy in Bolivia
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/the-network-in-defense-of-humanity-declares-support-for-evo-morales-and-democracy-in-bolivia/

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Glyphosate impairs honeybee sensory and cognitive abilities

25 October 2019 — GMWatch

Bee apis

New review shows exposure to the herbicide could have “implications for overall long-term colony survival”

A new review of the scientific literature (see abstract below) has found that exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in glyphosate herbicides like Roundup, impairs the foraging behaviour of honeybee workers and has adverse effects at different levels within the colony.

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Movie Review: The struggle to live in the present

25 October 2019 — MROnline

wark_extract_photo-.jpgOriginally published: Verso by McKenzie Wark (October 18, 2019)

Many of my friends disliked it, and not without reason. And yet Raoul Peck’s film The Young Karl Marx seemed to me to get the essential thing right.1 I saw it as a film about the struggle to live in the present. As such, it’s a film that can help us do exactly that. The Young Karl Marx is fiction, but like all good fiction is more real than the documentary evidence on which it is based. It tells us not what actually happened, but a version of what happened with which to think what is happening now. In that sense, it is a species of realism.2 And in another sense too. It is a work of cinema. It is in Pasolini’s terms (and Barad’s also) cut from the real itself.

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