OPEC And Russia Reset Oil Market Ignoring Trump’s Urgings By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

10 December 2018 — Oriental ReviewIndian Punchline

Belying most predictions by analysts and energy experts, OPEC and Russia and its allies have agreed on Friday on a larger than expected cut in oil production to the tune of 1.2 million barrels a day. The deal aims to mop up the oil supply glut and stabilize the price.

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Yemen Genocide About Oil Control By William F Engdahl

20 November 2018 — NEO

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The ongoing de facto genocide in the Republic of Yemen in a war whose most intense phase began in 2015, has until very recently been all but ignored in the Western mainstream media. What has also been ignored is the fundamental casus belli for the US-backed Saudi war, ostensibly against the Shi’ite Houthi by the Sunni Wahhabite Saudis. As with virtually every war and destabilization since the British first discovered abundant oil in the Persian Gulf over a century ago, the Yemen war is about oil, more precisely about control of oil, lots of oil.

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The destroyers of Libya are now ‘for Libya’ By Manlio Dinucci

14 November 2018 — Voltaire Net

After Emmanuel Macron’s failure to solve the Libyan crisis, it’s now Giuseppe Conte’s turn to take a shot at it. It’s true that Rome is better placed than Paris, insofar as it enjoys the support of the White House. However, there is little chance that any progress of any sort will be made, since these « fairy godmothers » are in fact the big bad wolves who recently devoured Libya. Continue reading

The Untouchable US-Saudi Relation Is a Core Element of US Imperialism By Federico Pieraccini

4 November 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

In the last few weeks, numerous articles and analyses have been produced relating to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. However, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has not been questioned, and the reason for this has not yet been explained.

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Why the Revolution Will Not (but Must) Be Televised By Jim Naureckas

19 December 2017 — FAIR

People's Climate March, New York City, 2014 (cc photo: South Bend Voice)

(cc photo: South Bend Voice)

It’s long been clear that if we want to avoid catastrophic climate disruption on a scale that threatens human civilization, we need to leave vast amounts of fossil fuels in the ground. Environmental writer Bill McKibben pointed out the math in a crucial 2012 article for Rolling Stone (7/19/12): To minimize disaster, about 80 percent of the carbon already discovered by private and state-owned energy companies has to be left alone—to be treated as useless rock, not precious resources.

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Bechtel Corporation and Iran By Gaither Stewart

26 April 2017 — Greanville Post

A Story of American Corporatism-Imperialism

(Rome) Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979 resulted in the overthrow of the US-supported Pahlavi dynasty at that time under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. The Iranian Revolution was a violent and widely popular overthrow of a ferocious US-inspired regime installed following the CIA-organized coup d’état of the democratically elected government led by Premier Mohammad Mossadegh on August 19, 1953.

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Standing Rock Success!

20 November 2016 — SumOfUs

Huge news! Bank DNB announced it is going to sell its assets in the Dakota Access Pipeline project!

It’s clear our message is having an impact. On Tuesday, we delivered hundreds of thousands of signatures right to the Bank’s offices in Norway, and thousands of us flooded its Facebook page with messages in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation.

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Why the US Pushes an Illusory Syrian Peace Process by Gareth Porter

18 December 2015 — Middle East Eye

Why the US Pushes an Illusory Syrian Peace Process by Gareth Porter

The anti-Assad coalition led by the United States continues to stagger toward the supposed objective of beginning peace negotiations between the Syrian government and what has now been blessed as the politically acceptable “opposition”. The first such meeting was scheduled for 1 January, but no one on either side believes for a moment that any such negotiations are going to happen any time in the foreseeable future.

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Iraqi Hydrocarbon Prize of U.S. Invasion in Danger? By Nicola Nasser

1 July 2014 — Global Research

Excluding “boots on the ground” and leaving combat missions to local and regional “partners,” President Barak Obama and his administration say the United States keeps “all options on the table” to respond militarily to the terrorists’ threat to “American interests” in Iraq, which are now in “danger.”

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