A Certain Stage of Development

13 January 2020 — Anticapital

1. At a certain stage of development, the material productive forces of society come into conflict with the existing relations of production, or–this merely expresses the same thing in legal terms–with the property relations within the framework of which they have operated hitherto.  From forms of development of the productive forces, these relations turn into their fetter.  Then begins an era of social revolution.

And the era of social counterrevolution.

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Iran News Links 21 January 2020

21 January 2020 • 18:00– The New Dark Age

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

The US’s Inalienable Right to Violence
https://williambowles.info/2020/01/21/the-uss-inalienable-right-to-violence/

Western media focus on a ‘clown’, but US murders still the real story in Iran
http://thesaker.is/western-media-focus-on-a-clown-but-us-murders-still-the-real-story-in-iran/

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The US’s Inalienable Right to Violence

21 January 2020 — FAIR

by Gregory Shupak

WaPo: Reagan would have been proud of Trump’s Iran strike

This Washington Post headline  (1/7/20) is probably true.

Even when critical of US actions, media commentary on recent US bombings and assassinations in the Middle East is premised on the assumption that the US has the right to use violence (or the threat of it) to assert its will, anytime, anywhere. Conversely, corporate media coverage suggests that any countermeasure—such as resistance to the US presence in Iraq—is inherently illegitimate, criminal and/or terroristic.
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Ex-Bush official: OPCW’s Syria cover-up recalls Iraq war lies

21 January 2020 — Grayzone

Former Bush administration official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says that reports of US pressure on the OPCW’s Syria chemical weapons investigation in Douma recall the Bush administration’s coercion of the IAEA and OPCW before the Iraq war.

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FIRST GLOBAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST 5G GATHERS MOMENTUM

21 January 2020 — 5GSpaceAppeal

 A Global Day of Protest against 5G was just an idea three months ago. At this writing, more than 205 events in more than 195 cities in 32 countries are being planned for Saturday, January 25. Some events will also take place on Friday, January 24, when government offices are open, and on Sunday, January 26. Most of the events, together with contact information, are listed here: https://stop5ginternational.org/5g-protest-day/. So far, events are planned in:

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Capitalism and the Gut-Wrenching Hijack of India by Colin Todhunter

7 January 2020 — Colin Todhunter

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In India, the ‘development’ paradigm is premised on moving farmers out of agriculture and into the cities to work in construction, manufacturing or the service sector, despite these sectors not creating anything like the number of jobs required. The aim is to displace the existing labour-intensive system of food and agriculture with one dominated by a few transnational corporate agri-food giants which will then control the sector. Agriculture is to be wholly commercialised with large-scale, mechanised (monocrop) enterprises replacing family-run farms that help sustain hundreds of millions of rural livelihoods while feeding the urban masses.

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Propaganda – Gov’t creates film factory to rewrite Brexit history

20th January 2020 — True Publica

Propaganda - Gov't creates film factory to rewrite Brexit history

By TruePublica Editor: Dan Brown, author of the Da Vinci Code once wrote – “History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books – books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?”

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The Mad Geopolitics of Israel’s EastMed Gas Pipeline

20 January 2020 — Global Research

By F. William Engdahl

At just a time when the world holds its collective breath over risk of a World War over the US assassination of Iran’s leading general and other provocations, Israel has chosen to sign a natural gas pipeline deal with Greece and Cyprus that is the equivalent of tossing a loaded hand grenade into the hyper-tense region.

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