Pentagon Claims US Authority to Shoot Any Syrian Govt Official Who Tries to Take Control of Syrian Oil

9 November 2019 — Common Dreams

“This is not a new mission.”

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Syrian soldiers are seen deploying in an oil-rich area in the countryside of Qamishli, northeastern Hasakah province, Syria, on Nov. 5, 2019.

Syrian soldiers are seen deploying in an oil-rich area in the countryside of Qamishli, northeastern Hasakah province, Syria, on Nov. 5, 2019. The Syrian army on Tuesday deployed in new areas rich in oil fields in the countryside of Hasakah province in northeastern Syria, the latest progress in the overall deployment of the Syrian army in Kurdish-held areas near the border with Turkey. (Photo: Xinhua/ via Getty Images)

Pentagon officials asserted Thursday U.S. military authority over Syrian oil fields because U.S. forces are acting under the goal of “protecting Americans from terrorist activity” and would be within their rights to shoot a representative of the Syrian government who attempted to retake control over that country’s national resource.

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Peter Oborne’s file of Boris Johnson’s lies is published

9 November 2019 — True Publica

Peter Oborne deserves credit. He is the former chief political commentator of The Daily Telegraph, author of The Rise of Political Lying and The Triumph of the Political Class. He used to write a political column for the Daily Mail until two weeks ago when he turned on them and the Boris Johnson government to reveal  them as the political chancers that they are.

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Please ask the BBC to cover the health effects of 5G

8 November 2019 — The New Dark Age

To Residents of the UK,

BBC Radio 4’s Today programme has asked its listeners to email in topics that they want the BBC to cover during this general election campaign. I am sending this email to 14,553 UK residents who are signatories of the 5G Space Appeal. If all of you email the BBC asking them to cover the health and environmental effects of 5G, they will cover it.

The BBC has requested that emails should be be sent to, with the subject line “Off the Grid.”

Thank you.

Bolivia News Links 8-9 November 2019

9 November 2019 — The New Dark Age

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

Hundreds Stand Tall in Solidarity with the People of Latin America at Havana Conference

Bolivia: La Paz Has Become a Scene of Permanent Tension

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Assange ‘MAY DIE in jail for revealing war crimes,’ his father warns after seeing him behind bars

9 November 2019 — RT

Assange 'MAY DIE in jail for revealing war crimes,' his father warns after seeing him behind bars

Supporters of Julian Assange in London, Britain, October 21, 2019. © Henry Nicholls / Reuters

The father of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange said his son is on course for a bitter end in prison for shedding light on American war crimes, as he faces looming extradition to the US.

John Shipton said on Friday that he visited Assange in prison in the UK this week and was horrified by how poorly his son is being treated behind bars.
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Roger and me – a socialist view on Extinction Rebellion

4 November 2019 — Red Flag

James Plested

Around 7am on the fourth day of Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) “Spring Rebellion” in Melbourne in early October the clouds to the east cleared enough for the first bright rays of sun to penetrate through to a city centre still shrouded in a cold, misty rain. A dazzling rainbow appeared above the skyline – arching over the grey and blue forest of skyscrapers as members of XR huddled in a laneway below for a briefing on that morning’s action.

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