Coronavirus – Its Time To Press Your Government To React Faster

29 February 2020 — Moon of Alabama

The New York Times abuses the coronavirus pandemic to push more of its anti-China propaganda:

The New York Times @nytimes – 10:40 UTC · Feb 28, 2020

The Chinese government silenced whistle-blowers, withheld information and played down the threat of the new coronavirus. Now the ruling Communist Party is trying to rehabilitate its image by rebranding itself as the leader in the fight against the virus.

China Spins Coronavirus Crisis, Hailing Itself as a Global Leader
The propaganda push suggests the Chinese government might be worried about the lasting damage of the outbreak.

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Can a French Touch Pierce a Neo-Orwellian Farce?

29 February 2020 — Consortium News

By Pepe Escobar

It’s quite fitting that the – imperially pre-determined – judicial fate of Julian Assange is being played out in Britain, the home of George Orwell.

As chronicled by the painful, searing reports of Ambassador Craig Murray, what’s taking place in Woolwich Crown Court is a sub-Orwellian farce with Conradian overtones: the horror…the horror…, remixed for the Raging Twenties. The heart of our moral darkness is not in the Congo: it’s in a dingy courtroom attached to a prison, presided by a lowly imperial lackey.

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Syria News Links 28-29 February 2020

29 February 2020 • 20:00 — The New Dark Age

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

In phone call with Rouhani Erdogan reaffirms support to political solution to Syria crisis
https://tass.com/world/1125201

Syria war: Turkey says thousands of migrants have crossed to EU
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51687160

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Iran News Links 28-29 February 2020

29 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

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

The fall of the U.S. empire and the coming economic crash
https://seeyouin2020.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-fall-of-us-empire-and-coming.html

Turkey & Syria on brink of WAR in Idlib: How did it come to this? Latest situation reports & analysis
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2020/02/28/turkey-syria-on-brink-of-war-in-idlib-how-did-it-come-to-this-latest-situation-reports-analysis/

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THE VIRUS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD ECONOMY

28 February 2020 — theplanningmotivedotcom

The Microscopic Black Swan

The next two weeks will be crucial in determining whether or not the corona virus, which has spread beyond China, will be classified as a pandemic. Even if it has not, the fact that is has infected hundreds of thousands of people, means it is now established in the human race. Therefore, it is not this winter, but next winter, which will determine how virulent it is. In the meantime, the virus has already sent the markets into intensive care.

black-swan.pdf

2019-sales-vs-production.xls

To Be Assanged: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

29 February 2020 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

Assange, verb. Use: To be assanged. 
Meaning: when the nationless alliance of elites imprison a dissident by using their power to manipulate vagaries in the laws of their respective nations. 
Eg “I have information on war crimes that I should leak but I don’t want to be assanged.”

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Julian Assange News Links 29 February 2020

29 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

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Aaron Maté, Craig Murray, John Shipton, Angela Richter, Fidel Narvaez, & Sevim Dağdelen on Julian Assange

Julian Assange, The Glass Cage And Heaven In A Rage
https://orientalreview.org/2020/02/29/julian-assange-the-glass-cage-and-heaven-in-a-rage/

Slovenian journalist Blaž Zgaga: If Assange is extradited “the same can happen to any of us”
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/29/zgag-f29.html

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Your Man in the Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day Four

28 February 2020 — Craig Murray

Please try this experiment for me.

Try asking this question out loud, in a tone of intellectual interest and engagement: “Are you suggesting that the two have the same effect?”.

Now try asking this question out loud, in a tone of hostility and incredulity bordering on sarcasm: “Are you suggesting that the two have the same effect?”.

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Is Delhi’s Anti-Muslim pogrom a plan to forcefully implement All India NRC?

28 February 2020 — Counter Currents

By 

(The planned attack on Muslims in Delhi 2020, is similar to Anti-Muslim Gujarat riots 2002, then CM and now PM were silent for 3 days)

Muslims for Independence of India: Very much surprising to know that around 5,00,000 Muslims got martyred for the Independence of India since revolt of 1857 followed by The Reshmi Rumaal Tehreeq in 1905, The Mopla movement in 1921, The Non-cooperation Movement in 1920, the Swadeshi Movement in 1905, The Quit India movement in 1942 and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar lost Central Elections in 1946, the Bengal Muslim League vacated one of its seats  and in by poll Dr. Ambedkar won. This gesture paved the way for his entry into the Constituent Assembly and the rest is history of Independence in 1947 and the making of Constitution. After the huge sacrifices India is now home to nearly 200 million Muslims, yet witnessing several communal riots after independence from the British Empire.

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Syria News Links 26-28 February 2020

28 February 2020 14:00 • — The New Dark Age

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Syria war: Alarm after 33 Turkish soldiers killed in attack in Idlib
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51667717

Turkey, Russia Tiptoe Toward ‘Unnecessary War’
https://orientalreview.org/2020/02/28/turkey-russia-tiptoe-toward-unnecessary-war/

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