Iran News Links 6-7 January 2020

7 January 2020 • 23:00 — The New Dark Age

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Millions Pack Tehran Streets To Pay Homage To Gen. Soleimani

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Migrants Organise: Justice for Simba

7 January 2020 — Migrants Organise

From all of us at Migrants Organise, we wish you a very Happy New Year. We are going to have a busy 2020, and wanted to update you about some of our campaigns…

Justice for Simba – Sign the Petition & Donate!

Last year, one of our members, Simba, suffered a stroke that left him in a coma and paralysed on his left side. When he woke up, Sheffield Teaching Hospital presented him with a bill for £93,000 for the life saving treatment he had been given. He already had a bill of about £7,000 before the stroke. Simba has lived in the UK for most of his life, but because of his immigration status he is being charged for NHS care.

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The Arrogance Of BBC News

19 December 2019 — Media Lens

Note: This alert was originally sent on 19 December but is now being resent because a technical hitch prevented it from reaching many people’s inboxes.

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When we started Media Lens in 2001, we had a rather naïve expectation that journalists might: a) want to respond rationally to reasoned criticism; and b) have privileged access to unparalleled journalistic resources, experts and arguments that would enable journalists to respond with serious points to our challenges. In particular, we imagined that BBC journalists and editors – being funded from the public licence fee – might actually feel obliged to respond.

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Why a Shadowy Tech Firm With Ties to Israeli Intelligence Is Running Doomsday Election Simulations

4 January 2020 — Mint Press

A shadowy tech firm with deep ties to Israeli intelligence and newly inked contracts to protect Pentagon computers is partnering with Lockheed Martin to gain unprecedented access to the heart of America’s democracy.

Antisemitism has been used to smear the left, while the right targets Jews

7 January 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Israel may emerge stronger by playing politics with antisemitism, but not without severe repercussions for Western Jews

Middle East Eye – 30 December 2019

The year ended with two terrible setbacks for those seeking justice for the Palestinian people.

One was the defeat in the British election of Jeremy Corbyn – a European leader with a unique record of solidarity with Palestinians. He had suffered four years of constant media abuse, recasting his activism as evidence of antisemitism.

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