Iran News Links 14 January 2020

14 January 2020 • 19:30 — The New Dark Age

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How Come the “War Party” Always Wins?

A US thinktank eager for war on Iran has been throwing money at Boris Johnson’s cabinet

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Body Bag Britain

14 January 2020 — True Publica

Body Bag Britain

In November 2017, landmark research found that approximately 120,000 people had died as a direct result of the Conservative party policy of driving austerity in what has since become an era now associated with what some have branded ‘economic murder.’ And even today the number of deaths is calculated to reach 200,000 by the end of this year. This is a national catastrophe and demonstrates the sheer heartlessness of a particular political doctrine and its ultimate measure of failure.

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Minsky and socialism

14 January 2020 — Michael Roberts Blog

Recently, the Levy Institute, the think-tank centre for post-Keynesian economics (and in particular the theories of Hyman Minsky, the radical Keynesian economist of the 1980s), published a short video that that shows Minsky explaining his theory of crises under capitalism in his own words at an event in Colombia, November 1987. It is a very clear account of his theory of crises based on ‘financial fragility’’.

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The Long Planned U.S. Assassinations In Iraq Will Increase Its Political Chaos

14 January 2020 — Moon of Alabama

The Trump administration has given various justification for its assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani and commander Abu Mahdi al Muhandis. It claimed that there was an ‘imminent threat’ of an incident, even while not knowing what, where or when it would happen, that made the assassination necessary. Trump later said the thread was a planned bombing of four U.S. embassies. His defense secretary denied that.
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The day Gaza becomes uninhabitable

13 January 2020 — New Frame

By Anna Majavu

In 2012, the United Nations published research suggesting that by 2016, the main aquifer supplying water to about two million Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip would be “unusable” and that by 2020, the aquifer would have been damaged irreversibly. This would make Gaza uninhabitable by 2020.

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The West Is Run by Barbarians By Peter Koenig

13 January 2020 — Global Research

How much longer are we accepting the tyrannical dictate of the American rulers? It gets worse by the day – and it looks like the western world’s “leaders” (sic – so sic!) are caving in ever more to the American killing machine – the European Union – and all its members heads of state, and all the Zion-Anglosaxons and Japan – no one dares standing up and shouting “NO!” – no more of your hegemonic atrocities! – But they all bend over backwards to please a criminal empire, run like the Barbarians.

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‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ is a hoax

13 January 2020 — Climate & Capitalism

Great Transition Debate

CSR is a public relations framework that lets corporations greenwash their public images, pretending to change so that everything can remain the same

The Great Transition Initiative is an online discussion forum that allows in-depth discussion of environmental ideas. Rather than brief comments, participants submit detailed responses to controversial essays. The comments reflect a wide range of political opinion, in search of “a new praxis for global transformation.”

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