Information Clearing House Headlines 23-24 December 2019

24 December 2019 — Information Clearing House

US Making Outer Space the Next Battle Zone

By Finian Cunningham
The weaponization of space is essential to US imperialist ambitions for “full spectrum dominance” over the entire planet. – Continue

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Russian Foreign MInister: Russia is willing to demonstrate Sarmat ballistic missile to US

By UAWire
“We are prepared to build these weapons and systems into the existing New START treaty,” he said. – Continue

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Is Donald Trump the Second 9/11? Or Is He the Third?

By Tom Engelhardt
The president and some of his supporters have begun talking about, even threatening, “civil war” for our unsettled future. –Continue

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Behind the U.S. anti-China campaign: The facts about Xinjiang

By Sara Flounders
The U.S. government is deeply hostile to this vast economic development project and is doing all it can to sabotage China’s plans. – Continue

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Court Rules British MI5 Agents Can Murder, Kidnap and Torture

By Jonathan Browning
The decision comes as Johnson seeks to update laws to bring them in line with the U.S. in a crackdown on spies. – Continue

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Assange gives evidence in Spanish case against security contractor

By Thomas Scripps 
The relentless nine-year persecution of Assange-is aimed at terrorising all would-be whistleblowers and journalists into silence. – Continue

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US’ Bernie Sanders calls Israel’s Netanyahu a ‘racist’ 

By Middle East Monitor
“Right now in Israel we have leadership who has been indicted for bribery, who, in my view, is a racist,” said Sanders. – Continue

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Israel aims to squeeze out the Palestinian Christians

By Jonathan Cook
The current treatment of Gaza’s Christians hints at the lie in Israel’s claim that it protects Christians. – Continue

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Exclusive: Mexican cartel reveals ease of smuggling guns from US

By John Holman
An investigation into arms trafficking between the US and Mexico, Al Jazeera talks to those gun-running and the hitmen using them. – Continue

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Why Everything Is Fucked

Must Read – By Caitlin Johnstone
Why are the mass shootings increasing? Why is everyone so miserable? – Continue

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