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          Noam Chomsky Blasts Julian Assange’s ‘Scandalous’ Arrest, Calls It Deeply Disturbing On Many Levels      Comment   Translate Page      

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor of linguistics Noam Chomsky speaks during a program titled 'Why Iraq?' attended by an overflow crowd at Harvard University November 4, 2002 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MIT Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky blasted the arrest of Julian Assange as being “scandalous” on many levels, according to Democracy Now.

Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested on Thursday morning by London’s Metropolitan Police. While it was initially believed that he was arrested by British authorities for skipping bail on a separate charge, it soon became evident that they had acted on the direction of the U.S. government keen to extradite Assange for publishing classified military information.

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Then, in a state of incredulity, she then launched into talking over Barnes' refererence to the "deep state" Washington Post? The paper that went to print on a leak from Richard Armitage about Valerie Plame - putting her life in danger - because her husband was publicly contradicting the "US government" line on Saddam and his WMDs - causing them no end of embarrassment, shown in their iniquity? An attempt to shut her husband up : to tow the official Bush-Cheney-Wolfowitz-Rumsfeld-Perle-Feith White House/(Blair-Howard-Murdoch) Coalition of the Willing line, along with Powell and the CIA over "Reasons we should invade Iraq"?.
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The battle for Mosul, a key city for Islamic State, has begun. On one side, a fragile alliance with conflicting political goals, and on the other, a ruthless enemy who might go to extreme lengths to defend the Iraqi metropolis -- incluing chemical weapons.
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The Islamic State is holding thousands of young boys captive in Syria and Iraq, where it is teaching them the Koran and how to become deadly child soldiers. By Katrin Kuntz
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          Russophobia, A WMD (Weapon Of Mass Deception)      Comment   Translate Page      

Authored by Jean Ranc via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Russophobia, as psycho-social-political pathology, is diagnosed as a disorder in The West since before the 1000-year-old Roman-Orthodox religious schism and most recently manifested with a vengeance in the course of the 2013-14 with Edward Snowden’s revelations of mass surveillance by the US and its covert activities leading to the Ukraine coup with Russophobia used thereafter as a weapon of mass deception to inflame this latent pathology in the public.

After more than a year since we first heard the BBC “breaking news” about the “Russians Poisoning the Skipals”, all we have are allegations, but there is still no real evidence to present before a judge and jury for a just trial, only media propaganda which has provoked even more fear and hysteria meant to distract people from the government’s bungling and high level of anxiety over Brexit by once again blaming Russia. Never-the-less, it prompted politicians to administer instant sanctions against Russia as punishment. That first day, the "evidence", presented in the usual clipped, "authoritative" British accents, included interviews with a conservative British MP, then the former US Ambassador to Russia, Alexander Vershbow (2001-05), now with the notoriously hawkish US-based think tank, the Atlantic Council. Thus, the three of them: the BBC “journalist” and the two “experts”, colluded to transform false allegations into "facts"... fueled, as always, by their perpetual prejudice, RUSSOPHOBIA, in the course of their propaganda war to force Russia to surrender to American-led Western Domination or else: have their economy destroyed & their people suffer. Indeed, it is a threat to the whole world played to the discord of rattling nuclear swords with a chorus of vindictive Russian oligarchs, whom Putin expelled for robbing the Russian people. So, now living in London as expats, they would seem to be the more likely culprits. All the while elsewhere in London, thanks to our “special US-UK relationship”, Julian Assange has been excommunicated and imprisoned in a tiny “cell” at the Ecuador embassy for revealing embarrassing American secrets via Wikileaks.

There we have it: the poisoning of our minds by the media and politicians which are owned and controlled by the US-UK-EU 1%, who benefit from Western Hegemony. So, these deluded few are now desperately defending it from the rising powers led by Russia and China with India not far behind demanding a multi-polar, democratic world order.

My search for the roots of this particularly vicious and extremely dangerous hate campaign began in a Dartmouth College Russian Foreign Policy course, which led me to the book, “Russophobia: Anti-Russian Lobby and American Foreign Policy” by San Francisco State University Professor Andrei P. Tsygankov (2009). And there, the detoxification of my mind began as I studied his deft, well-documented deconstruction of the political propaganda disseminated “by various think tanks, congressional testimonials, activities of NGOs and the media” (preface p. XIII)

Then in Italy the following winter, I discovered the work of the Swiss journalist, Guy Mettan, in the Italian geopolitical journal, LiMes: an excerpt from his book, “Creating Russophobia: From the Great Religious Schism to Anti-Putin Hysteria” (2017). There, Mettan informs us that this psycho-social pathology in Western Civilization” goes back more than 1000 years: to the division of Christendom between the Orthodox and Roman churches. Indeed, his research into the depths of history confirms the diagnosis by our renowned American psychiatrist, Robert Jay Lifton, in his 2003 book, “Superpower Syndrome: America’s Apocalyptic Confrontation with the World”. Therein, Lifton states: “More than merely dominate, the American superpower now seeks to control history. Such cosmic ambition is accompanied by an equally vast sense of entitlement, of special dispensation to pursue its aims.” (p.3) And Mettan’s analysis of Russophobia also underscores the work of University of Chicago Professor John J. Mearsheimer, our leading international relations “realist” in his three Henry L. Stimson lectures at Yale University November 2017: “The Roots of Liberal Hegemony”, “The False Promises of Liberal Hegemony” and “The Case for Restraint”: with his book, “The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams, International Realities” published in 2018.

But what about “Russian Aggression” in Ukraine & Crimea?

In the first place, it was the astute Mearsheimer, who, in the Sept-Oct 2014 Foreign Affairs, informed us “Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault: The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin” (pp 77-89), but the American foreign policy establishment, together with ambitious politicians and the me-too media, paid no heed and continues to repeat its fabricated “facts”.

Never-the-less, Mearsheimer is backed up by Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent. In Sakwa’s book, “Russia Against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order”, 2017, we turn to the section on “Reality Wars and American Power” on p. 217 to read: “It does indeed seem that Russia and Western elites live in totally different worlds, divided by different epistemological understandings of the nature of contemporary reality. The Ukraine crisis crystallized the profound differences between Russian and Atlanticist understandings of the breakdown and its causes.” And he continues on p. 218: “Elite and policy-maker perceptions and attitudes forged in the Cold War years sustain these legacies and frame the discussions of such crucial issues as NATO enlargement, democracy promotion in the post-Soviet area, and strategic arms talks.” Adding that these “are no longer so much legacies as self-regenerating narratives and modes of discourse that preclude a more open-ended understanding of the dynamics and concerns of Russia today.”

Karl Rove: “We’re an empire now; we create our own reality.”

[In 2004, journalist Ron Suskind wrote in The New York Times magazine that a top White House strategist for President George W. Bush—identified later as Karl Rove, Bush’s Deputy White House Chief of Staff—told him, “We’re an empire now, we create our own reality.”]

Thus, we’ve become trapped in a contrived “reality” promulgated by neo-conservative warriors under cover of neo-liberal “democracy-spreading-humanitarian-interventionists” to justify an American Empire promoting itself as the indispensable “Liberal World Order”. However, under that global order, as Sakwa points out on p. 219: “If a foreign power is considered to have violated ‘international order’, then it can be overthrown” as a rationale for American “regime change” anywhere around the world: whether to control the supply of copper in Chile or oil in Iran. And, with its eye on Russia’s vast oil, gas and other natural resources, America claims the right to threaten Russia by ringing it with weapons which we would not abide were the Russians to place missiles in Mexico…as the Soviets did in Cuba to defend it after our “Bay of Pigs” invasion that brought humanity to the brink of nuclear war. Thus, Russia was defending itself in Ukraine against further NATO expansion while Crimean citizens, by majority vote in a democratic referendum, chose to rejoin Russia as they had been one country ever since Catherine the Great…except for an interval in the '50s when Crimea was” gifted” to Ukraine while they were all members of the Soviet Union.

“Ditching Solzhenitsyn, Defender of Russia”

And not to forget that in 1974, after being expelled from the Soviet Union, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and his family fled first to Zurich then to Vermont in 1976 and lived on a farm near Cavendish, where he continued to write and publish his work. Meanwhile, Mettan, as a journalist covering events related to Russia, became quite distressed over "the widespread prejudices, cartloads of clichés and systematic anti-Russian biases of most western media." And he went on to say that “the more I traveled, discussed and read, the wider I perceived, the more the gap of incomprehension and ignorance between Western Europe and Russia became evident. 

"That was why, during the 1990s, I was shocked by the way the West treated Solzhenitsyn. For decades, we had published, celebrated, and acclaimed the great writer as bearing the torch of anti-Soviet dissidence. We had praised Solzhenitsyn to the skies as long as he criticized his native country, communist Russia. But as soon as he emigrated, realizing that he preferred to isolate himself in his Vermont retreat to work rather than attending anticommunist conferences, western media and academics began to distance themselves from the great writer.

"The idol no longer matched the image they had built and was becoming a hindrance to their academic and journalistic career plans. And once Solzhenitsyn had left the United States to go back to Russia and defend his humiliated, demoralized motherland that was being sold at auction, raising his voice against the Russian 'Westernizers' and pluralist liberals who denied the interests of Russia to better revel in the troughs of capitalism, he became a marked man, an outdated, senile writer, even though he himself had not changed in the least, denouncing with the same vigor the defects of market totalitarianism as those of communist totalitarianism.

"He was booed, despised, his name was dragged through the mud for his choices, often by the very people who had praised his first fights. Despite that, against all odds, against the most powerful powers that were trying to dissuade him, Solzhenitsyn defended his one and only cause, that of Russia. He was not forgiven for having turned his pen against that West that had welcomed him and felt it was owed eternal gratitude. A dissident today, a dissident wherever truth compelled, such was his motto. This deserves to be remembered." Mettan, pp. 15-16 in “Creating Russophobia”.

Russophobia: akin to Racism

From another perspective: Mettan’s chapter on "German Russophobia" set me thinking that this "Western Supremacy" political-cultural pathology known as Russophobia is like the racism which I knew growing up in totally segregated Oklahoma. Until in high school, I became so perplexed and appalled by the curtain of hate and “justifications” in which we were smothered: the Negro schools on the other side of town? and why were there separate waiting rooms, drinking fountains & restrooms in bus and train stations?...that I began poking holes in the curtain to see what was outside...and found a book in the library: "South of Freedom" by Carl Rowan, an African-American Minneapolis Star Tribune journalist, describing his journey from South to North. So, thanks to what I learned from Rowan, I began to tear the whole damned curtain down...at least in my mind.

Whom the Gods would destroy, they first drive mad?

So, here’s a Swiss journalist punching a hole in this wall of Russophobic Western Supremacy… and through that gaping hole, we are reminded that the Russians are Europe’s neighbors who sacrificed more than 26 million of their own lives to save Europe, America and Russia from the Nazis. These are not poor "niggers" from the Eurasian ghetto we've been trying to club into submission as second-class citizens of “The Liberal World Order” dominated by US; they're nuclear-armed and no longer willing to sit at a separate, inferior table with no vote and no voice over who makes the rules...nor are China, India and Brazil. And last year, while the wave of Russophobic hysteria over alleged “Russian poisoning” was rolling out of the UK and engulfing the Western world in the latest siege of mass madness…with only Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labor party, having the courage to stand up in Parliament on the Ides of March and demand Evidence! only to be pilloried by the mindless politicians and media…led by the once esteemed BBC. And the week following the August 7, 2018 Trump-Putin Helsinki summit, will surely go down in psychiatric circles as another case of mass media-political delusions led by cheer-leader-in-chief, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC.

Meanwhile, not to forget that it was Hearst newspaper propaganda that whipped the American public into a war frenzy to support our first step in empire-building: our 1898 intervention in Cuba’s war for independence from the Spanish Empire which had dominated all of Latin America for 500 years. As the former NYTimes journalist/bureau chief in Istanbul, Berlin & Central America, Stephen Kinzer reminds us in his latest book "The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire", Twain, Booker T. Washington and even Andrew Carnegie leading a handful of other anti-imperialists...were not able to prevail against Roosevelt with his Rough Riders and the Hearst newspapers’ war propaganda.

Regime Change Comes Home

Never-the-less, after a very long run of American “regime change” abroad leaving a bloody trail of destruction, dictatorships and chaos from Iran in 1953, when we joined with the British to overthrow the democratically-elected President Mohammad Mossadegh to maintain the Brit-US control of its oil…on through Guatemala, Vietnam and Chile…to name a few of our interventions…we were back for a second round with “coalitions of the willing” or not? in the Middle East where our regime-change machine managed to plow its way through Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya…before breaking down in Syria. Until now it’s been brought home again, renovated and renamed “RussiaGate” for another attempt at removing a President for trying to mend US relations with Russia. Though even after more than a year of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigations accompanied by such cinematic support as the movie, “Felt”, another “Watergate” re-run. Did anyone else notice the resemblance between “Felt” and Mueller? And despite the media’s commemoration of its 44-year-old “moment of courage” with the movie “The Post” to promote Trump’s ouster, our democratically-elected President, as of this writing, remains in power. However, in this rush to “regime change”, didn’t the our “ruling elite” read Jane Mayer’s “The Danger of President Pence” in the 10/23/17 New Yorker? At least the 70s' “ruling class” was smart enough to remove an unqualified Vice President Spiro (who?) Agnew…before “regime changing” Nixon and replacing him with the more or less benign Gerald Ford.

A Florentine Epiphany

But back to last January in Florence, Italy, when I was hiking in the hills beyond the Piazzale Michelangelo, with its spectacular view of that Renaissance city and its centerpiece, the Duomo, I came across the Villa Galileo, which had been his last home after his trial as a “heretic”, during which to save himself from torture and execution, he was forced to deny his helio-centric vision and henceforth lived under “villa arrest”, from 1631 until his natural death in 1642. While pondering his fate, I continued walking along the gently rising, ever-narrowing road between ancient stone walls overlooking villas and olive groves until I reached the peak, where I felt as if I were standing on top of the world as I contemplated both the Arno and Ema river valleys far below and where I swear I heard Galileo declare: “The world does not turn on an American axis!”

The 21st Century Inquisition

So how is it that we now have contemporary Inquisitors persecuting so many truth tellers…such as Edward Snowden, our electronic age “Solzhenitsyn?” in Russian exile; Chelsea Manning, imprisoned some 7 years for revealing US brutality in Iraq; Julian Assange confined to his Ecuadorian Embassy exile in London since August 2012; Katharine Gun, a whistleblower attempting to stop the Iraq invasion, who faced 2 years of British imprisonment before her case was dropped; James Risen, former New York Times journalist who was persecuted by our “justice” system for revealing our government’s surveillance of US!

Any Good Sense Left?

So, do we the people have enough good sense & independent thinking left to follow the advice of Henry David Thoreau?

“Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance, that alluvion which covers the globe, through Paris and London, through New York and Boston and Concord, through church and state, through poetry and philosophy and religion, till we come to a hard bottom and rocks in place, which we can call reality.”   

“Walden” 1854

If not, the Doctor prescribes Shock Therapy:

For a week, a month, or however long it takes to cleanse and open the mind, one must adhere to strict abstinence from Mainstream Media propaganda, junk news, pseudo analysis, fake photos, TV & videos including absolutely NO phony “for, by & of the people” NPR, PBS, BBC or other Government-funded Neo or LibCon Imperial tranquilizer.


          Ecuador Hacked After Julian Assange Arrest      Comment   Translate Page      

Two days after the Thursday arrest of Julian Assange at Ecuador's London embassy, several government websites were hacked; including Ecuador's official website, the Central Bank of Ecuador, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ecuadorian Assembly in the UK, according to Gateway Pundit's Cassandra Fairbanks, who was in London last week and documented the run-up to Assange's arrest. 

Concurrent with the breach, a hacking group operating under the name "AL1NE3737#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F218872" released a database containing the full names and passwords for what appear to be 728 Ecuadorian government employees. 

Furthermore, Ecuador's sites were hit with Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. According to DefCon Lab.

Among those involved in these attacks stand out from the groups / hacker DeathLaw , 5UB5, Cyb3r C0nven Security and Al1ne ( Pryzraky ).

DoS actions has consistently been against the Ecuadorian government targets, the country that gave Julian Assange to the UK police." -DefCon Lab

...

The hacker Al1ne ( Pryzraky ) performed page defacements against and released a list of vulnerable targets related to the government of Ecuador

As noted by Fairbanks, "The cyber attack was reminiscent of 2010’s “Operation Avenge Assange” which was launched by the broader “Operation Payback” effort. The movement lead to hacktivists hitting companies such as PayPal, PostFinance, Mastercard, Visa, and others who had blocked services to WikiLeaks with a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack. This is when a website is flooded with fake traffic until it crashes and goes offline." 

Following Assange's Thursday arrest, more than 70 MPs and peers signed a letter urging the UK home secretary to ensure that the WikiLeaks founder is extradited to Sweden if Swedish authorities request it. 

Sweden is considering whether to open a previously-dropped investigation into allegations of rape and sexual assault against Assange. 

The United States, meanwhile, wants to try Assange for the largest-ever leak of government secrets in 2010.  On Thursday, the Justice Department hit him with an indictment that claims the WikiLeaks founder helped former US Army intelligence analyst crack DoD password using Linux.  

"The indictment alleges that in March 2010, Assange engaged in a conspiracy with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, to assist Manning in cracking a password stored on U.S. Department of Defense computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNet), a U.S. government network used for classified documents and communications," reads a DOJ press release

Materials Manning released included videos of various US airstrikes in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the "Iraq War Logs" and "Afghan War Diary." 

Assange faces five years in prison if convicted in the Manning case. 


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Iraqis leading efforts to enrich Arabic Wikipedia (Gilgamesh Nabeel, April 13, 2019, Al Monitor)

Leading enlightenment efforts is not something new to Iraqis, who are the inhabitants of Mesopotamia -- once the cradle of civilization. In ninth-century Baghdad, Abbasid ruler Harun al-Rashid established Bayt al-Hikmah -- the Arabic name for the House of Wisdom -- to house the monumental activity of the translation of Greek and Persian works into Arabic. This institution flourished in the reign of his son al-Ma'mun, making Baghdad the world's biggest hub of science.

"We chose this name for its historical significance," said Rayyis. He added, "That institution was a beacon of science, tolerance and exchange of cultures. The passion for science brought people of different religions and cultures -- all Jews, Muslims, Christians and others -- into one institution altogether."

Rayyis dreams of recreating that atmosphere. "We want to rekindle our people's golden age and join the global civilization," he said.

For Omar Mohammed, a Paris-based Iraqi scholar and creator and administrator of Mosul Eye, translation is such a valuable magical means. "We need it to build a new future -- a future devoid of dictatorship and ignorance," he said.

This project reminded Mohammed of Farah Antoun, a pioneer Tripoli-born enlightenment figure, writer and translator in the 19th century when he translated works into Arabic. "Hearing of Mutar's translation project made me very happy, for the freedom to access knowledge is a way to achieve eternal freedom," said Mohammed.

Upon meeting Mutar in New York this month, Mohammed suggested some books be translated into Arabic.

"Mutar promised to dedicate the project to Mosul University," he said, adding, "We are trying to make the website accessible in Mosul with more contributions from Mosul University scholars."

Currently, the House of Wisdom 2.0 project has a Facebook community of some 84,000 fans.

"We have added more than 900 articles to the Arabic Wikipedia and translated 12 books," said Mutar. He noted, "We lifted the ranking of the Arabic language to the 17th language in Wikipedia from the 19th."

While Arabic is the fourth most spoken language among internet users, only 6% of online content is available in Arabic.

"With our project, the Arabic Wikipedia is ranked 17th, preceded by the Ukrainian Wikipedia," said Rayyis. He added, "There are more than 400 million Arabic speakers, while Ukrainian is spoken by about 35 million people worldwide. We are proud of translating the full English Wikipedia content on biological evolution into Arabic -- more than 500 essays."

What is special about the House of Wisdom 2.0, according to Rayyis, is that it is a nonprofit project. "We translate hundreds of articles every month, voluntarily upload them to the Arabic Wikipedia and make them available to everyone for free," he said.

While concentrating on topics debunking conspiracy theories, topics banned in some Arab countries and content that makes people question more, Mutar emphasizes that they have no agenda other than spreading knowledge.

"We are not a political or anti-religion organization, but we embrace some of these controversial books and content because we believe Arab youth should be allowed to make up their own minds about how they want to live their lives," he said.

The reactions they get are quite encouraging.

"Within a few months, 80,000 fans followed us on Facebook," said Rayyis. "The majority of them are from Iraq, especially Baghdad, Najaf, Mosul and Basra. We have received hundreds of supportive messages so far," Rayyis added.

"It is a forum for those who adore knowledge and want to be part of an enlightened society," wrote Ismail Berwari, a lawyer from Dahuk in Iraqi Kurdistan, advising people to follow the project's page on Facebook.

          NOT ONLY DO WE AGREE ON THE RULES WE AGREE ON THE POLICIES:      Comment   Translate Page      
Our Political Fights Are Bad Because We Don't Agree on the Rules (JIM GERAGHTY, April 12, 2019, National Review)

One of the reasons our politics is so contentious and angry is that we can't agree on what the rules are. Some of us want to argue that certain policies are good and certain policies are bad. But a vocal chunk of Americans don't really care about what the policies are; they would much rather argue that their side is right. They don't care if these are the same policies or comparable to those they denounced earlier. The system is clogged with bad-faith arguments, hypocrisy, and flip-flopping.

What do most Americans and most American policymakers think of running trillion-a-year deficits? It depends upon whether their party's president is the one running up the debts. When the other guys are in power, it's reckless endangerment of our children's future. When their own guys are in power, it's a necessary step to ensure economic growth.

When someone prominent is accused of a crime, is the bigger concern the rights of the accused and the burden of proof, or the rights of the victim to have her account heard and for the crime to be punished? For many people, it depends upon the partisan status of the person accused. Some people believed the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh instantly and adamantly insisted his confirmation to the Supreme Court was a great injustice; some of those same people take little interest in the women accusing Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax -- and some people reversed their responses in the other direction.

The antiwar movement around Iraq and Afghanistan proved to be an anti-Bush movement; once Obama was in office, the protests grew more sparse and less covered. When one side's leaders take military action, it's protecting Americans in a dangerous world; when the other side's leaders take military action, it's irresponsible warmongering.

For many Americans, when the side they like uses heated rhetoric, it's speaking truth to power. When the side they don't like uses heated rhetoric, it's hate speech and dangerous incitement.

We have so few policy differences at the End of History that all we have left to argue about is which sneeches have star bellies. After all, the deficit doesn't matter; Bret Kavanaugh is indistinguishable from Merrick Garland judicially; and we all agree that Saddam needed to be removed.

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How migrants' values change after moving to Sweden (The Local, Apr. 12th, 2019)

A majority of those questioned (57 percent) in the survey, which was carried out on the request of the Swedish government, reported feeling 'very at home' in Sweden. A further 32 percent felt 'quite at home' and only six percent didn't feel at home at all. Almost as many (55 percent) felt at home in the specific municipality they were living in. 

When these responses were broken down by nationality, people from Somalia felt most at home, followed by those in Eritrea and Turkey (only seven countries had enough respondents to be included individually: Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Somalia, Iran and Turkey). The majority of respondents came from Middle Eastern and North African countries, while around one fifth were from Sub-Saharan Africa, and others came from South Asia, South East Asia and East Asia, and from Central and Eastern Europe. [...]

Puranen explained that in the World Values Survey and two other major surveys (the European Values Study and the European Social Survey) carried out since 1981, only a tiny proportion of interviewees in Western countries have been Muslims who have moved to those countries (including Western European countries, North America, Australia and New Zealand) from overseas. 

"It's a democratic issue that we should have a better representation of these groups," said Puranen, explaining the motivation for the study, which focused primarily on Muslim migrants.

Around 6,500 non-EU migrants living in 54 municipalities, from Piteå in the north to Vellinge at the southern tip of Sweden, answered questions about their personal values and how they felt in Sweden. The survey included people who had moved to Sweden for a variety of reasons: more than half or 52 percent had arrived as refugees, while 37 percent moved to join a partner in Sweden and eight percent moved for work.

Most of those questioned felt equally proud of Sweden and their home countries, with 72 percent saying they were proud to be Swedish and 77 percent proud to be from their country of origin. [...]

One interesting finding was that respondents were typically closer to Sweden on the cultural map than their home countries, which could be due to people being more likely to move to a country where their values were similar, or could be a marker of integration of these groups.

"The relatively fast switch to some parts of the emancipated values also surprised, like acceptance of equality (but not segregated choices), acceptance of women's work, democracy, (making your voice heard, et cetera)," the researcher said.



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A group of Iraq's Shi'ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation by the United States.

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          Preston: Ravens' Patrick Onwuasor ready to step into new role with C.J. Mosley, Terrell Suggs gone      Comment   Translate Page      
Ravens linebacker Patrick Onwuasor communicated almost daily with veterans such as Terrell Suggs and C.J. Mosley ever since he arrived in Baltimore in 2016. So, it's no surprise that he still talks to them even though both of his former teammates signed with other teams during free agency. Suggs,
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DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Syria, Iran and Iraq plan to hold a trilateral meeting on the connection of their railway systems into one, media reported citing a source in the Syrian Ministry of Transport.
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          Online Read Ebook Asymmetry      Comment   Translate Page      

Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday Book details Title: Asymmetry Author: Lisa Halliday Pages: 304 Format: PDF / EPUB / MOBI ISBN: 9781501166785 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Description Asymmetry: A Novel by Lisa Halliday The bestselling and critically acclaimed debut novel by Lisa Halliday, Asymmetry, hailed as “extraordinary” by The New York Times, “a brilliant and complex examination of power dynamics in love and war” by The Wall Street Journal, and “a literary phenomenon” by The New Yorker. Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography, and justice. The first section, “Folly,” tells the story of Alice, a young American editor, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer. A tender and exquisite account of an unexpected romance that takes place in New York during the early years of the Iraq War, “Folly” also suggests an aspiring novelist’s coming-of-age. By contrast, “Madness” is narrated by Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow. These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda. A stunning debut from a rising literary star, Asymmetry is “a transgressive roman a clef, a novel of ideas, and a politically engaged work of metafiction” (The New York Times Book Review), and a “masterpiece” in the original sense of the word” (The Atlantic). Lisa Halliday’s novel will captivate any reader with while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself. Links for download book Available formats: PDF / EPUB / MOBI CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD EBOOK Available in epub, pdf and mobi format PDF Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday EPUB Download, reviewed by readers. Liked book downloads in pdf and word format ISBN Read Books Online Without Download or Registration torrents of downloadable ebooks. Novels - upcoming PDF Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday EPUB Download. Novels - upcoming EPUB Asymmetry By Lisa Halliday PDF Download. New Asym
          Iran, Iraq and Syria Negotiating Transnational Railway Project: Report      Comment   Translate Page      
Iraq announced negotiations are underway with Iran and Syria to develop a transnational railway line linking the three countries. Iraqi Republic Railways Company chief Salib al-Hussaini said a summit will be held between the countries to further discuss the matter, the Arabic-language al-Sumeria news website reported on Friday. The comments made on the sidelines of ...
          US warns citizens to ‘reconsider travelling to Nigeria’      Comment   Translate Page      

The US department of state has cautioned its citizens to “reconsider travel to Nigeria because violent crime, such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, rape and piracy, is common throughout the country.”

In a travel advisory recently released on its website, which contains information on the safety and security of US travellers, Nigeria was listed among 35 countries with a “K” indicator that indicates where its citizens could be at risk of getting kidnapped or taken hostage.

“The new “K” indicator is part of our ongoing commitment to provide clear and comprehensive travel safety information to U.S. citizens so they can make informed travel decisions,” the department said.



“The Travel Advisories for 35 countries have been updated to include a “K” indicator for the risk of kidnapping and/or hostage taking: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine (in Russian-controlled eastern Ukraine), Venezuela, and Yemen.”

While Nigeria was placed on level 3, the US department of state issued a level 4 travel alert for Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

“The security situation in northeast Nigeria is fluid and unpredictable, particularly in Borno and Yobe States and northern Adamawa State,” the department said.

“Terrorist groups based in the Northeast target churches, schools, mosques, government installations, educational institutions, and entertainment venues. Approximately two million of Nigerians have been displaced as a result of the violence in northeast Nigeria.”

The 35 countries were placed in four levels of travel with respect to their safety and security risk.
          Chelsea and Julian are in jail, history trembles      Comment   Translate Page      
Tonight both Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange are in jail, both over offences related to the publication of materials specifying US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, and both charged with nothing else at all. No matter what bullshit political and MSM liars try to feed you, that is the simple truth. Manning and Assange are true heroes of our time, and are suffering for it. If a Russian opposition politician were dragged out by armed police, and within three hours had been convicted on a political charge by a patently biased judge with no jury, with a lengthy jail sentence to follow, can you imagine the Western media reaction to that kind of kangaroo court? Yet that is exactly what just happened in London. District Judge Michael Snow is a disgrace to the bench who deserves to be infamous well beyond his death. He displayed the most plain and open prejudice against Assange in the 15 minutes it took for him to hear the case and declare Assange guilty, in a fashion which makes the...
          Ray McGovern: Unaccountable media is faced with dilemma in next phase of Deep State-gate      Comment   Translate Page      
Now that the media has been exposed for wrongly siding with the intelligence agencies, how will it handle Devin Nunes's criminal referrals in Deep State-gate?, asks Ray McGovern. Readers of The Washington Post on Monday were treated to more of the same from editorial page chief Fred Hiatt. Hiatt, who won his spurs by promoting misleading "intelligence" about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and suffered no consequences, is at it again. This time he is trying to adjust to the fading prospect of a Deus ex Mueller to lessen Hiatt's disgrace for being among the most shameless in promoting the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. He is not giving up. When you are confident you will not lose your job so long as you adhere to the agenda of the growing Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank complex (MICIMATT if you will), you need not worry about being a vanguard for the corporate media. It is almost as though Hiatt is a tenured professor in an endowed...
          Zarif lambastes US' IRGC 'terrorist' label: Without it, Daesh 'would have held two Arab capitals'      Comment   Translate Page      
Washington can't salvage its raison d'etre for Middle East intervention - the continued existence of Daesh - by scapegoating Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which has been on the front lines of the fight against Daesh since that group was created, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. "Losers of our region's War on Terror cannot rescind history. Targeting #IRGC won't revive ISIS and Nusra - their clients and very creations," Zarif tweeted on Thursday. "Game over, ladies and gentlemen: time to face the fact that you've exhausted every wrong choice and scapegoating won't be your panacea." "When @realdonaldtrump insisted that 'Iran is killing ISIS', exactly who did he think was doing the fighting & making the sacrifice?" the diplomat continued, noting that "ISIS would've held two Arab capitals & fielded a Terrorist Army on Europe's doorstep had #IRGC not fought alongside brave peoples of Iraq & Syria."
          Iraqi militias reject US naming of Iran's Guards as terrorist group      Comment   Translate Page      
A group of Iraq's Shi'ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation by the United States.
          Reading 'Slaughterhouse-Five' in Baghdad: What Vonnegut taught me about what comes after war (Alex Horton/Washington Post)      Comment   Translate Page      

Alex Horton / Washington Post:
Reading ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ in Baghdad: What Vonnegut taught me about what comes after war  —  A group of kids sat on the schoolhouse wall and watched Stryker 2-1 approach, and they had a way of knowing that children often do.  Some of them plugged their ears.  —  It was March 14, 2007, in Iraq, which is on Earth.


          Transnational Railroad to Link Iran, Iraq, Syria      Comment   Translate Page      
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi Republic Railways Company Chief Salib al-Hussaini said that Tehran, Baghdad and Damascus will soon hold a summit to further discuss the development of a transnational railway line linking the three countries. Salib al-Hussaini said on Friday a summit will be held between the Iran, Iraq and Syria to further discuss the project...
          Re: The Reference Frame: Assange is (also) a terribly treated hero      Comment   Translate Page      

John, ca. 2010, Bradly Manning was a strange US Army Private First Class (Oscar Wilde-in-the-Army), who (stranger yet) had access to the field reports and dispatches of the US Army in Iraq. He sent 300k pages of these documents to Wikileaks, where they were published. He was convicted of espionage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...

But he had a novel publicity defense; he always really wanted to be a girl. Western lefties worship the enemies of the West, and of America, and they especially love deviants. And Obama despised the US as much as any lefty, so his Army Secretary sent Manning to sex-change surgeries while Manning was in 'prison', and Obama pardoned 'Chelsea' Manning.

https://www.google.com/sear...

(Considering that the Ft. Hood, TX, killer, mohammadian Nidal Hasan, is still alive, it would have been poetic justice if Hasan had been given the sex-change, and Manning had been shot, and paralyzed...)


          مباحثات للربط السككي بين العراق وسوريا وايران      Comment   Translate Page      

شاركت وزارة النقل اجتماعات اللجنة المشتركة بين العراق وسورية في دمشق ، لتعزيز الروابط بين البلدين وتدعيم العلاقات الثنائية وتطوير العمل المشترك في مختلف المجالات .وقال مدير عام الشركة العامة للسكك الحديد العراقية طالب الحسيني الذي حضر الاجتماع ” على ضوء توجيه وزير النقل المهندس عبد الله العيبي في مجال النقل وأهمية الربط السككي بين

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          ميلان يقفز إلى المركز الرابع بفوز صعب على لاتسيو      Comment   Translate Page      

حقق فريق نادي ميلان فوزاً ثميناً للغاية على حساب ضيفه، لاتسيو، على ملعب سان سيرو بنتيجة هدف واحد دون رد ضمن منافسات الجولة 32 من الدوري الإيطالي.وشهدت مباراة اليوم إثارة ما بعدها إثارة وتحديداً في آخر ربع ساعة، حيث احتسب حكم المباراة ركلة جزاء ثم تراجع عن قراره بعد الرجوع إلى تقنية حكم الفيديو المساعد،

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          خبراء يحذرون من مخاطر نشر صور الأطفال على شبكات التواصل الاجتماعي      Comment   Translate Page      

قالت رئيسة مؤسسة “CRC” الأمريكية غير الحكومية، كارلي يوست، إن الوالدين يجب أن يفكرا جيدا قبل نشر صور لطفلهما الصغير على شبكات التواصل الاجتماعي. وأضافت يوست قائلة إن “الأمر يخص مثلا صورا يتم التقاطها في غرفة الحمام أو المرحاض. وعندما يبلغ عمر طفلك 16 أو 18 عاما، قد لا تكون تلك الصور الفوتوغرافية مضحكة من وجهة

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          فيسبوك تطلق تعديلات جديدة تخص المستخدمين المتوفين      Comment   Translate Page      

أعلنت فيسبوك عن تعديلات جديدة ستطرأ على موقعها الإلكتروني، فيما يتعلق بالمستخدمين المتوفين، وذلك تلبية لمطالبات كثيرة من عملائها حول العالم. وطالب الكثير من مستخدمي فيسبوك، بينهم أكاديميون وخبراء ومشاهير، الشركة بتغيير بعض الخاصيات التي تتعلق بحسابات الأشخاص المتوفين، حسب ما أدلت به الرئيسة التنفيذية للعمليات، في فيسبوك، شيريل ساندبرج. وفي إطار ما سبق، تعتزم الشركة إيقاف تنبيه

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          قائد قوات الدعم السريع يكشف أيام البشير الأخيرة في الرئاسة وقصة عزله      Comment   Translate Page      

كشف قائد قوات الدعم السريع في السودان الفريق أول محمد حمدان دقلو، المعروف بـ”حميدتي”، وقائع الأيام الأخيرة للرئيس السوداني عمر البشير في السلطة وملابسات عزله. وقال حميدتي في حوار تليفزيوني الإطاحة بالبشير جاءت بعد إصراره منذ أربعة أشهر على استخدام الأدوات الأمنية لمكافحة المظاهرات السلمية التي تشهدها البلاد، والمؤسسة العسكرية قدمت عدة مقترحات لإخراج السودان

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          الحشد الشعبي يصدر توضيحا بشأن مشاجرة بين منتسبيه والشرطة في الموصل      Comment   Translate Page      

اصدرت مديرية عمليات الحشد الشعبي، السبت، توضيحا بشأن الانباء التي تحدثت عن حصول مشاجرة بين منتسبي الحشد الشعبي والشرطة في مدينة الموصل.وقالت المديرية في بيان، إن “مجموعة من منتسبي لواء 40 الحشد الشعبي كانوا في طريق عودتهم الى منازلهم لتمتعهم بالاجازة، فصادف جلوسهم في احدى المطاعم حدوث مشاجرة بين شرطي واحد المواطنين فتدخلوا لفض المشاجرة،

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          اكتشاف نقاط ضعف السرطان بعد تفكيكه      Comment   Translate Page      

قام علماء بتفكيك السرطان قطعة تلو أخرى واكتشفوا نقاطه الضعيفة، في اختراق علمي محتمل. وفي إحدى أكبر الدراسات من نوعها، أوقف العلماء جميع التعليمات الوراثية داخل 30 نوعا من السرطان. واكتشفوا 600 جينة وراثية، يمكن استهدافها بالعقاقير التي لن تضر الخلايا السليمة في الجسم. وفي الوقت الحالي، تهاجم العلاجات الكيميائية الجسم كله، ما يؤدي إلى

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          محافظ بغداد يوجه بإرسال جهد آلي لإغاثة محافظة ميسان      Comment   Translate Page      

وجه محافظ بغداد فلاح الجزائري، السبت، بإرسال جهد آلي تابع لمحافظة بغداد عاجل لإغاثة محافظة ميسان والاسهام بدرء مخاطر السيول والفيضانات .وقال الجزائري في بيان تلقته وكالة صدى ، إن “ارسال الجهد يأتي لإسناد الجهد الخدمي والإغاثي لدوائر محافظة ميسان في درء خطر الفيضان والسيول التي تعرضت لها المحافظة بسبب ارتفاع مناسيب الأنهر مؤخرا”.وأضاف، أن

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          مجلس البصرة:الحشد شارك بفتح عدد من الطرق وإصلاح أنابيب المياه ومحطات التحلية      Comment   Translate Page      

أعلن مجلس محافظة البصرة، السبت، عن مشاركة قوات الحشد الشعبي في ردم المستنقعات وتسويتها وإصلاح عدد من أنابيب المياه وإعادة تأهيل بعض محطات التحلية. وقال عضو المجلس ناظم نمر لـ/المعلومة / واطلعت عليه وكالة صدى، إن “دور الحشد في إعمار البصرة بارز وبات محط ترحيب من جميع الأطراف بعد ان لمست الخدمات التي قدمها”. وأضاف

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          مجلس البصرة يعلن إغلاق 12 ناظم ومنفذ مائي شمال البصرة      Comment   Translate Page      

أعلن مجلس حافظة البصرة، السبت، عن إغلاق 12 ناظم ومنفذ مائي شمال البصرة لمنع تدفق السيول من هور الحويزة وميسان. وقالت عضو المجلس انوار مدلل لـ/ المعلومة / واطلعت عليه وكالة صدى، ان”الجهد الهندسي لوزارة الموارد والحشد الشعبي شارك بحملة واسعة  ضمن ناحية الثغر شمال البصرة لإغلاق أكثر من 12 منفذ مائي وناظم غرب نهر

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          دراسة تكشف تأثير المبيضات على أنسجة الأسنان      Comment   Translate Page      

كشفت دراسة طبية، إن استعمال المبيضات لها تأثيرات سلبية على، وذلك لاحتوائها على بيروكسيد الهيدروجين الذي يمكن أن يضر أنسجة العاج تحت مينا الأسنان. وذكرت الدراسة، ان ” سعيها إلى مزيد من التوصيف لما يقوم به بيروكسيد الهيدروجين للكولاجين الذي يشكل جزءاً كبيراً من طبقة العاج، حيث تم استخدم أسناناً كاملة في الدراسة وركزت على

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          استقالات بالجملة لمعلمين وافدين في الكويت بسبب قطر      Comment   Translate Page      

نقلت صحيفة “القبس” الكويتية عن مصادر قولها إن بعض المناطق التعليمية استقبلت الأيام الماضية عددا ليس بقليل من الاستقالات لمعلمين وافدين، دون تذييل طلب الاستقالة بالأسباب. وكشفت المصادر، أن المعلمين المستقيلين كانوا من مختلف التخصصات، لاسيما العلمية منها (الفيزياء والكيمياء والعلوم) إضافة إلى اللغة الإنجليزية والحاسوب. وأشارت المصادر إلى أن معظم المستقيلين من الجنسيات الأردنية

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          ميسان تمر بكارثة حقيقية و3 الاف نازح جراء الفيضانات      Comment   Translate Page      

عد نائب محافظ ميسان جاسب الموسوي، ماتمر به المحافظة من فيضانات وسيول “كارثة حقيقية”، معلناً، نزوح {3} الاف شخص الى الان ان” الإطلاقات المائية الأخيرة لازالت مخاطرها قائمة القادمة من سدة الكوت ومن شمال ميسان”، مؤكداً” وجود مخاطر كبيرة للمحافظة والاهوار الشرقية، ولازالت في خطر كبير إضافة الى السيول القادمة من مرتفعات ايران وهذه لا

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          حملة كبرى لإغاثة المنكوبين في اقضية واسط      Comment   Translate Page      

 اعلن محافظ واسط محمد جميل المياحي، عن انطلاق حملة كبرى لإغاثة المنكوبين في اقضية واسط.وذكر المياحي في بيان، لوكاله صدى انطلقنا بحملة إغاثة كبرى مع فرق المتطوعين والهلال الأحمر وصحة واسط ودائرة المهجرين وشباب واسط ؛ لاغاثة اهلنا في مناطق شيخ سعد و المصندك وهي قرى {سيد بلعوط والبودراج والفراطسه وجابر السايب} وغيرها”.وأضاف” كما تمت

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          اصابة قوية لحارس مرمى نفط ميسان خلال مباراته مع الجوية      Comment   Translate Page      

تعرض حارس مرمى نفط ميسان، الى إصابة قوية جداً خلال مباراته مع الجوية احيث تعرض {علي كاظم} حارس نفط ميسان لإصابة قوية على مستوى الرأس خلال مباراته مع القوة الجوية التي انتهت بالتعادل السلبي.وحسم التعادل السلبي، مباراة نفط ميسان والقوة الجوية، التي أقيمت، على ملعب ميسان الأولمبي، في إطار الجولة الـ 22 من عمر الدوري

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          إحالة مسافرين عراقيين للقضاء في الشلامجة ومطار النجف      Comment   Translate Page      

 اكدت هيأة المنافذ الحدودية، عن إحالة مسافرين عراقيين للقضاء وحجز مواد بحوزة مسافرة ايرانية..انه” تم اعتقال مسافر عراقي في منفذ الشلامجة الحدودي وحسب كتاب جهاز المخابرات، والصادرة بحقه مذكرة قبض ومنع سفر من وزارة الداخلية / مديرية الأحوال المدنية والجوازات والأقامة”.واضاف” في منفذ مطار النجف الدولي تم إحالة مسافر عراقي الى مركز شرطة المطار ،

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          شركة امريكية تسحب كرسي للأطفال من السوق بعد وفاة 30 رضيعا      Comment   Translate Page      

 أعلنت هيأة سلامة المنتجات الاستهلاكية الأميركية أن شركة “فيشر برايس” سحبت نحو 5 ملايين كرسي أطفال بعد تداول أنباء عن وفاة نحو 30 رضيعا بسبب ذلك النوع من الكراسي منذ عام 2009.وحذرت “فيشر برايس” المتخصصة في إنتاج كراسي و أسرة الأطفال من استخدام كراسي “روك أن بلاي سلييبر” Rock ‘n Play Sleepers، إذ يمكن أن

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          حسين العقابي حيتان الفساد تحول وزارة الداخلية الى اقطاعيات كبرى تدر عليها السحت الحرام      Comment   Translate Page      

طالب النائب عن كتلة النهج الوطني حسين العقابي رئيس الوزراء عادل عبد المهدي بالقضاء على ظاهرة {فرض الاتاوات} في وزارة الداخلية.وقال العقابي في مؤتمر صحفي عقده في البرلمان، ” تنتشر في أروقة وزارة الداخلية العراقية ظاهرة خطيرة ومثيرة للقلق ولا يمكن التغاضي عنها ، وهي ظاهرة ابتزاز القيادات الأمنية في الوزارة للقيادات الأدنى منها ماليا

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          تحذير للعراقيين شذوذ بدرجات الحرارة وذروتها الثلاثاء المقبل      Comment   Translate Page      

حذرت الأرصاد الجوية، من ارتفاع بدرجات الحرارة ستشهدها عموم محافظات العراق في اليومين المقبلين.وذكر المتنبئ الجوي صادق عطية على صفحته في موقع التواصل الاجتماعي {الفيسبوك} انه” رغم الشعور بأرتفاع درجات الحرارة هذه الايام الا انها ماتزال تسجل مادون المعدل العام لمثل هذا الوقت من السنة بفارق من {2-4} درجات مئوية”.وأشار الى انه” خلال اليومين المقبلين

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          الجيش ومصافي الوسط يتأهلان الى نهائي دوري الكرة الشاطئية      Comment   Translate Page      

ضرب فريقا الجيش ومصافي الوسط موعدا في المباراة النهائية لدوري كرة القدم الشاطئية على حساب فريقي مصافي الجنوب والنجدة، خلال المباراتين اللتين ضيفهما ملعب الاتحاد في بغداد.المباراة الاولى شهدت فوز الجيش على مصافي الجنوب البصري بثلاثة أهداف مقابل هدفين.. اهداف الجيش جاءت عبر كل من مرتضى قاسم {هدفين}، ومهند محمود. اما هدفا مصافي الجنوب، فسجلهما

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أكد ممثل المرجعية الدينية العليا الشيخ عبد المهدي الكربلائي، السبت، ان فتوى الدفاع الكفائي للمرجع الديني الاعلى السيد علي السيستاني تعتبر ثورةُ الشهادة الحسينيّة لعصرنا الحالي. وقال الشيخ الكربلائي في كلمة ألقاها نيابةً عن العتبتين المقدّستين الحسينيّة والعبّاسية في حفل اختتام النسخة الخامسة عشرة من مهرجان ربيع الشهادة الثقافيّ العالميّ، الذي أُقيم عصر اليوم في

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          مجلس البصرة:الحشد انهى تهديد الفيضانات للحقول النفطية ومنع خسائر بملايين الدولارات      Comment   Translate Page      

أكد مجلس محافظة البصرة، السبت، نجاح هندسة الحشد الشعبي في إنهاء خطر السيول والفيضانات على الحقول النفطية، مبينا أن الموجات المقبلة سيتم تصريفها بشكل سلسل بعد إنشاء السدة الترابية. وقال عضو المجلس مجيب الحساني في تصريح لوكالة “المعلومة واطلعت عليه وكالة صدى، إن “مديرية هندسة الحشد الشعبي وبالتعاون مع الجهات الخدمية انهت خطر السيول القادمة

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          الحشد يشرف على عودة 20 مختطفا لدى داعش من الباغوز إلى الموصل      Comment   Translate Page      

اشرفت قيادة عمليات نينوى للحشد الشعبي، السبت، على عودة 20 مختطفا من اهالي قضاءي سنجار وتلعفر غرب الموصل كانوا مختطفين لدى تنظيم “داعش” في الباغوز السورية. وقال اعلام الحشد في بيان وتلقته وكالة صدى ، إن قيادة عمليات نينوى للحشد الشعبي وبالتنسيق العالي مع الأجهزة الأمنية اشرفت على عودة 20 مختطفا من أهالي قضاءي سنجار

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          ابو مهدي المهندس يشيد بدور مديرية إعلام الحشد بمواكبة عمليات الاغاثة للمناطق التي اجتاحتها السيول      Comment   Translate Page      

أشاد نائب رئيس هيئة الحشد الشعبي ابو مهدي المهندس، السبت، بدور مديرية الإعلام في هيئة الحشد الشعبي في مواكبة عمليات الإغاثة للمناطق التي اجتاحتها السيول. وذكر اعلام الحشد في بيان وتلقته وكالة صدى , إن المهندس وخلال زيارته إلى محافظة البصرة أشاد بدور الإعلام و مديرية الاعلام في هيئة الحشد الشعبي بمواكبة حملات الجهد الهندسي

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          رئيس المجلس الانتقالي السوداني يعلن حالة الطوارئ في البلاد وحل حكومة الولايات      Comment   Translate Page      

حيا رئيس المجلس العسكري الانتقالي السوداني عبد الفتاح البرهان “الشباب والمرأة السودانية على سلمية الثورة، طالبا من السودانيين استكمال شعارات الثورة معا”.وأعلن في تصريح “إلغاء حظر التجوال وإطلاق سراح كل المعتقلين فورا أثناء الاحتجاجات والتظاهرات الاخيرة”. وأعلن البرهان عن “وقف إطلاق النار في كل مناطق السودان”، مشيراً إلى أن “كل أطياف المجتمع السوداني من أحزاب

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          مجلس النواب يرفع جلسته الى الاثنين المُقبل      Comment   Translate Page      

افاد مصدر برلماني، السبت، بأن مجلس النواب رفع جلسته الى يوم الاثنين المُقبل، فيما انهى القراءة الاولى لاثنين من القوانين. وقال المصدر، إن “رئيس مجلس النواب محمد الحلبوسي رفع جلسته الى يوم الاثنين المُقبل الساعة الواحدة ظهراً”، مبينا ان “المجلس أجل القراءة الاولى لمشروع قانون هيئة التصنيع الحربي”. واضاف المصدر الذي طلب عدم الكشف عن

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          النيبال تحظر اللعبة الشهيرة PUBG      Comment   Translate Page      

حظرت السلطات في نيبال لعبة “بوبجي PUBG” الشهيرة، قائلة إن محتواها العنيف كان له تأثير سلبي على الأطفال. ووجهت السلطات جميع مزودي خدمة الإنترنت ومشغلي شبكات الهواتف الجوالة بمنع بث اللعبة اعتبارا من يوم الخميس الماضي، وفقا لموقع “ذي فيرج”. وأشار نائب مدير هيئة الاتصالات في نيبال سانديب أديكاري إلى عدم ورود أي تقارير عن

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          امانة بغداد:قطع جزئي لشارع الفلاح بمدينة الصدر      Comment   Translate Page      

اعلنت امانة بغداد، اليوم السبت، عن قطع جزء من شارع الفلاح بمدينة الصدر لإصلاح تخسف احد الخطوط الرئيسة الناقلة لمياه الصرف الصحي”. وذكرت الامانة في بيان تلقته وكالة صدى ، ان” بلدية الصدر الاولى وبالتعاون مع مديرية المرور العامة اغلقت المقطع المقابل لقطاع ٢٤ من شارع الفلاح ولجانب واحد لتقوم بأعمال اصلاح التخسف الحاصل في

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          بشير حداد نائب رئيس مجلس النواب يترأس اجتماع رؤساء الكتل الكوردستانية      Comment   Translate Page      

ترأس اليوم الدكتور بشير حداد نائب رئيس مجلس النواب العراقي اجتماعاً لرؤساء الكتل الكوردستانية الذي عقد في مكتبه الرسمي، وجرى خلال الاجتماع بحث ومناقشة عدد من المواضيع والقضايا التي تتعلق بجلسات المجلس واقرار القوانين والتشريعات وانتخاب رئاسة اللجان النيابية، مع ضرورة مراعاة التوازن والتمثيل النيابي والاستحقاق الانتخابي للمكونات. الحداد، من جانبه شدد على ضرورة توحيد

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          بشير حداد يوفر أجهزة طبية لمختبرات قسم التحليلات المرضية في المعهد التقني بقضاء شقلاوة      Comment   Translate Page      

زار الدكتور بشير حداد نائب رئيس مجلس النواب العراقي المعهد التقني في قضاء شقلاوة وكان في إستقباله عميد المعهد والكادر التدريسي وجمع من الطلبة، وجرى خلال اللقاء بحث السبل الكفيلة لتطوير القدرات العلمية والتقنية بما يسهم في الإرتقاء بالمستوى التعليمي في المعهد. الحداد وفي مبادرة منه لتقديم الدعم والمساعدة قام بتوفير أجهزة CBC وميكروسكوبات وملحقاتها

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          Delta, Frank, MilitiaMan and more Saturday Night 4-13-19      Comment   Translate Page      
KTFA:DELTA:  Trade signed a joint document with the Kurdistan region to complete the files of Iraq's accession to the World Trade OrganizationThe Ministry of Commerce signed a joint memorandum with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the Kurdistan region during a workshop in Erbil on the files to be completed for Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as the need to continue to communicate to resolve any problems that occur between the Center and the region.The [...]
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.IQDCalls Chat Friday   4-12-19  Part 1 of 2Post From IQDCalls Chat RoomChat Room News Excerpts & Highlights Friday  4-12-19  Part 1 of 2 Doug_W   Allawi launches a national initiative and calls for an urgent consultative meeting Iraq's President Iyad Allawi called on the political forces to hold an urgent national meeting to unite and organize their efforts and contribute to reform the process of political process and save Iraq from the plight ca [...]
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... Synthetic detergents as amphiphilic xenobiotics, have a negative impact on the process of oxidation of organic compounds in units for biological wastewater treatment through localization substrate, dispersing the sludge, breach of oxygen regime and inhibition of activated sludge microorganism activity [3]. The synthetic surfactants with membranotropic properties affect microorganisms [4,5]. The anoxic and aerobic biological treatment technology is mainly used for the effective removal of organic compounds and nutrients from municipal wastewater [6]. ...







Define of internal recirculation coefficient for biological wastewater treatment in anoxic and aerobic bioreactors.

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... They form an important link between dissolved and suspended solids and the higher levels of the food chain, contributing to nutrient cycling and regulation of the metabolism of freshwater ecosystems (Ostroumov, 2005). Any loss of filter feeders caused by the introduction of environmental contaminants, allochthonous species or by removal of suitable habitats, seriously threatens the functioning and stability of freshwater environments (Ostroumov, 2002a(Ostroumov, , b, 2003a. Consequently, several studies investigated clearance rate (CR) of sponges, cladocera, rotifers, bivalves and polychaetes (Gauld, 1951;Monakov, 1998). ...




Food selection by Plumatella geimermassardi Wood and Okamura, 2004 (Phylactolaemata, Bryozoa).

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... Samples taken in the QDL wetland in the upstream region of the Heilong River showed higher values for EFs of heavy metals than those taken in HXZ after 1980 CE This pattern could indicate that human activities started to lead to the deposition of more heavy metals into the QDL wetland starting in 1980 CE However, the EFs of heavy metals in the HXZ wetland in the downstream region of the Heilong River almost showed stable patterns in all stages, with only a gradual increasing from 1965 CE ( Fig. 4a). This pattern might be due to the fact that heavy metal concentrations can decrease gradually with the water flow because of the self-purification of the water body and sedimentation processes ( Ostroumov, 2002;Vagnetti et al., 2003). There were fairly similar increasing trends of EFs from 1954 CE in the DFH and ZJ wetlands, which are both situated along the Wusuli River. ...;




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... The synthetic surfactants used nowadays can restrict the auto-ltering activity of marine animals. 15 Such synthetic compounds thus cause serious pollution to the marine life and can also cause much damage to humans in the form of dermatitis, irritation and respiratory problems. Consequently, researchers around the world are actively seeking alternative sources of these synthetic surfactants that are economically viable and environmental friendly....;




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... Before each handling, par- ticles were vortexed to prevent particle aggregation and insure good suspension homogenization. Commercial suspensions were in ultrapure water (UW) with Tween-20 © surfactant (<0.1%) to limit aggregation; Tween-20 © had previously been demonstrated to be innocuous for marine invertebrates at this dose (Ostroumov, 2003). Raman microspectroscopy analysis confirmed the PS nature of the polymer for all beads and no additional features were observed in the PS spectra across all particles. ...;




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Validation of the Three-Step Strategic Approach for Improving Urban Water Management and Water Resource Quality Improvement

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... However, the self-purification capacity of a river allows it to restore (partially or fully) its quality through re-aeration and natural processes of biodegradation [14]. The mechanisms of self-purification can be in the form of dilution of polluted water with an influx of surface or groundwater or through certain complex hydrological, micro-biological and chemical processes [15,16]. Under step three, measures can be introduced that stimulate the 'self-purification' capacity of a water resource, for instance by introducing eco-hydrology interventions. ...;




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Define of internal recirculation coefficient for biological wastewater treatment in anoxic and aerobic bioreactors.
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... They form an important link between dissolved and suspended solids and the higher levels of the food chain, contributing to nutrient cycling and regulation of the metabolism of freshwater ecosystems (Ostroumov, 2005). Any loss of filter feeders caused by the introduction of environmental contaminants, allochthonous species or by removal of suitable habitats, seriously threatens the functioning and stability of freshwater environments (Ostroumov, 2002a(Ostroumov, , b, 2003a. Consequently, several studies investigated clearance rate (CR) of sponges, cladocera, rotifers, bivalves and polychaetes (Gauld, 1951;Monakov, 1998). ...

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... Samples taken in the QDL wetland in the upstream region of the Heilong River showed higher values for EFs of heavy metals than those taken in HXZ after 1980 CE This pattern could indicate that human activities started to lead to the deposition of more heavy metals into the QDL wetland starting in 1980 CE However, the EFs of heavy metals in the HXZ wetland in the downstream region of the Heilong River almost showed stable patterns in all stages, with only a gradual increasing from 1965 CE ( Fig. 4a). This pattern might be due to the fact that heavy metal concentrations can decrease gradually with the water flow because of the self-purification of the water body and sedimentation processes ( Ostroumov, 2002;Vagnetti et al., 2003). There were fairly similar increasing trends of EFs from 1954 CE in the DFH and ZJ wetlands, which are both situated along the Wusuli River. ...;

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... These findings suggest that increasing species diversity of submerged macrophytes may have beneficial effects on sustaining large aquatic vegetation production as well as on maintenance of good water quality of aquatic ecosystem and therefore likely limit water eutrophication. To date, however, under eutrophic conditions, whether increasing species diversity can enhance submerged macrophyte growth and water quality has not been widely studied in aquatic ecosystems (Engelhardt and Ritchie, 2001;Ostroumov, 2002). ...

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... The synthetic surfactants used nowadays can restrict the auto-ltering activity of marine animals. 15 Such synthetic compounds thus cause serious pollution to the marine life and can also cause much damage to humans in the form of dermatitis, irritation and respiratory problems. Consequently, researchers around the world are actively seeking alternative sources of these synthetic surfactants that are economically viable and environmental friendly....;

Synthesis, characterization, physical and thermodynamic properties of a novel anionic surfactant derived from Sapindus laurifolius ;
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... Before each handling, par- ticles were vortexed to prevent particle aggregation and insure good suspension homogenization. Commercial suspensions were in ultrapure water (UW) with Tween-20 © surfactant (<0.1%) to limit aggregation; Tween-20 © had previously been demonstrated to be innocuous for marine invertebrates at this dose (Ostroumov, 2003). Raman microspectroscopy analysis confirmed the PS nature of the polymer for all beads and no additional features were observed in the PS spectra across all particles. ...;

Nanoplastics impaired oyster free living stages, gametes and embryos
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Carole Di<br></td><tr><td></td></tr></table><table class='alternate_color'><tr><td style='font-size:16px'>          <a href='https://www.thenation.com/article/bloomberg-beto-apology-tour/#comment-2109960485#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F326575'>Comment on We’re Owed an Apology by 600148118   </a>   <a href='https://googlier.com/page/2019_04_14/326575'>Comment</a>   <a href='https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier.com%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F326575'>Translate Page</a>   <a href='http://web.googlier.com/search_output.php?mode=2019_04_14&generated=326575'></a>   </td></tr><td style='word-wrap: break-word; overflow-wrap: break-word;'>There can never be a use of U.S. military force that ever leads to the liberation of women, though-with the sole exception of parts of World War II-the accidental liberation effects which occurred in that conflict have never been repeated in any subsequent U.S. military intervention-every war in history was racist, sexist, anti-LGBTQ and antichoice.  There&apos;s nothing U.S. troops could to in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya or anywhere else in the Arab/Muslim world that could free anyone, let alone women.<br></td><tr><td></td></tr></table><table class='alternate_color'><tr><td style='font-size:16px'>          <a href='https://www.thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-and-jeremy-corbyn-might-create-a-revolution/#comment-2109960483#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F326602'>Comment on Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Might Create a Revolution by 600148118   </a>   <a href='https://googlier.com/page/2019_04_14/326602'>Comment</a>   <a href='https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier.com%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F326602'>Translate Page</a>   <a href='http://web.googlier.com/search_output.php?mode=2019_04_14&generated=326602'></a>   </td></tr><td style='word-wrap: break-word; overflow-wrap: break-word;'>And the supporters of both of these men are due apologies-Bernie&apos;s, for the false accusation that they didn&apos;t care about racism, sexism, anti-LGBTQ prejudice and the defense of reproductive choice just because they supported him over Hillary in the primaries; Corbyn&apos;s, because they were collectively smeared-as was Corbyn himself-with false accusations of indifference to antisemitism, simply because many of them were non-Zionists and because Corbyn is the first Labour leader ever to acknowledge that Palestinians have legitimate grievances against the Israeli government.  The Democrats can never win another presidential election if they anathemize Bernie&apos;s supporters and drive them away; Labour could never win another election if Corbyn were forced out of the leadership, replaced by a reactionary like Yvette Cooper or Jess Phillips, and the party went back to the Third Way and support for the Imperial Anti-Muslim Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The Corbynites and the Sanders movement must be kept in their respective parties if those parties are to have any chance of winning future elections; neither the UK nor the States has a "center" anymore; the "socially progressive, fiscally conservative, prowar on foreign policy" voter no longer exists in either country.<br></td><tr><td></td></tr></table><table class='alternate_color'><tr><td style='font-size:16px'>          <a href='https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/not-enough-water-for-us-soldiers-in-iraq/comment-page-1/#comment-478844#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F329239'>
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Northwestern University in Qatar Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis will step down as the head of NU-Q in 2020 after serving nearly a decade leading Northwestern’s 12th school to new academic achievements and greater global influence, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced.

Dennis took on the role at the helm of Northwestern’s newest school in June 2011, and he has led NU-Q into a new era of growth, with record enrollments and an expanding base of research that has impacted Qatar, the region and the wider world. “Dean Dennis has sharpened the focus on educating students in a rapidly changing global media environment and helped NU-Q foster research in the Arab media world with far-reaching effects,” said President Morton Schapiro. “We are grateful for his leadership, which has helped NU-Q grow impressively and substantially in reach and impact. We wish him well on the road ahead.”

While Dennis will complete his service as dean in summer 2020, he will be on leave during the 2020-21 academic year and then return to the faculty at Northwestern through his tenured faculty appointment at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, Holloway said. “President Schapiro and I are pleased that Dean Dennis will remain a part of the Northwestern family,” Holloway said. “He has done incomparable work building an institution on our Doha campus that has championed modern approaches to media, communication, the humanities and free expression.”

The Office of the Provost will appoint a search committee in the near future to find a successor to succeed Dennis. Dennis managed to lead NU-Q with a steady hand through some turbulent times in the Middle East that included wars in Iraq and Syria, a blockade of Qatar by its Arabian Gulf neighbors and a transforming media landscape upended by new reforms in Arab societies and disruptive change driven by digital and social media.

“Representing Northwestern at the confluence of higher education and geopolitics has been the privilege of a lifetime,” Dennis said. “I have always been bullish on this whole enterprise and am proud to have guided NU-Q into a stunning new building, expand our research and lead this unique, one-of-a-kind school at a time when we are preparing our students to enter the 21st-century media economy. With our close partners in the Qatar Foundation and the royal family, I believe we have made a real difference in shaping the influence of Education City, the changes in Arab society and the lives of Qataris and international students alike.”

In addition to his tenured professorship at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern’s home campus in Evanston, he holds an appointment by courtesy in the School of Communication. He is a widely known institution builder, educator and author, having led several organizations over a distinguished career in higher education, foundations and advanced study centers. Dennis was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017. At NU-Q, Dennis has led major outreach efforts that put the school on the map regionally and globally. In addition, he oversaw the move and transition of the school into a new 515,000-square-foot building that is one of the largest and most advanced media and communication school facilities in the world. This facility includes a digital museum called the Media Majlis, which will open in May. In Spring 2019, he inaugurated an executive education program to be joined by graduate studies in the fall. 

Prior to his appointment at NU-Q, Dennis was the Felix E. Larkin Distinguished Professor of Communication and Media Management at Fordham’s Graduate School of Business in New York City, where he served as departmental chair and head of the Center for Communication. Previously he was founding director of the Gannett Center for Media Studies at Columbia University — and served as senior vice president of the parent foundation, as well as head of its international consortium on media studies. Concurrent with his Fordham appointment, he was founding president of the American Academy in Berlin, working with Richard Holbrooke and Henry Kissinger. He also has served as executive director of the International Longevity Center. Early in his career, he served as dean of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication and taught for a decade at the University of Minnesota.

Dean Dennis earned his Ph.D. from the University at the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon. He held three advanced study fellowships at Harvard. He is the author, co-author or editor of more than 45 books on media industries, media law and related topics — as well as more than 200 refereed journal articles. His global media studies include monographs on Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America and East Asia, as well as a longitudinal study of Middle East media use, now in its sixth year.

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          Iraqi Shi’ite Militias Rip Terrorist Designation of Iran Revolutionary Guards By U.S.      Comment   Translate Page      
A group of Iraq's Shi'ite militias said they strongly reject Washington’s designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO).
          Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack will retire from competitive Iowa seat that swung from Obama to Trump      Comment   Translate Page      

On Friday, Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack announced that he would not seek re-election in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. Loebsack leaves behind a southeastern Iowa seat that swung from 56-43 Obama to 49-45 Trump. However this district, which includes Davenport and Iowa City, did back Democratic gubernatorial Fred Hubbell 51-47 even as he was narrowly losing statewide to Republican incumbent Kim Reynolds. Team Red also failed to field a strong candidate against Loebsack last year despite Trump’s win.

Loebsack’s retirement ends a surprising political career. Back in 2006 Loebsack, a political science professor at Cornell College, launched a longshot bid against 15-term GOP Rep. Jim Leach. Leach, who had opposed the Iraq War, was one of the more liberal Republicans in the House, and he had won re-election 59-39 even as John Kerry was carrying his seat 55-44. Loebsack himself also didn’t get off to a strong start when he failed to turn in enough signatures to make the primary ballot. No other Democrat filed, though, and Loebsack was nominated at a special convention.

The general election campaign was an odd one where the two opponents went out of their way to stay positive. Leach, who had been a guest lecturer in Loebsack’s classroom (his campaign manager was also a former Loebsack student), went so far as to condemn mailers from the state Republican Party attacking the Democrat, and he even told the RNC that he wouldn’t caucus with the GOP in the next Congress if they didn’t stop.

Loebsack, for his part, said he was glad the DCCC wasn’t getting involved in his race. While he campaigned against the Bush administration and the Iraq War, Loebsack called Leach a “good man” in his ads. Neither candidate raised much money, and while 2006 was a strong year for Team Blue, it was still a huge surprise when Loebsack unseated Leach 51-49. Leach didn’t seem particularly angry about the upset, and he endorsed Barack Obama two years later.


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          John Pilger: Assange Arrest A Warning From History       Comment   Translate Page      

via John Pilger,

The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.

That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for “democratic” societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this clear in the legal ruling of its Working Party on Arbitrary Detention.

But to hell with that. Let the thugs go in. Directed by the quasi-fascists in Trump’s Washington, in league with Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno, a Latin American Judas and liar seeking to disguise his rancid regime, the British elite abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.

Imagine Tony Blair dragged from his multi-million pound Georgian home in Connaught Square, London, in handcuffs, for onward dispatch to the dock in The Hague. By the standard of Nuremberg, Blair’s “paramount crime” is the deaths of a million Iraqis. Assange’s crime is journalism: holding the rapacious to account, exposing their lies and empowering people all over the world with truth.

The shocking arrest of Assange carries a warning for all who, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “sew the seeds of discontent [without which] there would be no advance towards civilization.” The warning is explicit towards journalists. What happened to the founder and editor of WikiLeaks can happen to you on a newspaper, you in a TV studio, you on radio, you running a podcast.

Assange’s principal media tormentor, The Guardian, a collaborator with the secret state, displayed its nervousness this week with an editorial that scaled new weasel heights. The Guardian has exploited the work of Assange and WikiLeaks in what its previous editor called “the greatest scoop of the last 30 years.” The paper creamed off WikiLeaks’ revelations and claimed the accolades and riches that came with them.

With not a penny going to Julian Assange or to WikiLeaks, a hyped Guardian book led to a lucrative Hollywood movie. The book’s authors, Luke Harding and David Leigh, turned on their source, abused him and disclosed the secret password Assange had given the paper in confidence, which was designed to protect a digital file containing leaked US embassy cables.

Revealing Homicidal Colonial Wars

When Assange was still trapped in the Ecuadorian embassy, Harding joined police outside and gloated on his blog that “Scotland Yard may get the last laugh.” The Guardian then published a series of falsehoods about Assange, not least a discredited claim that a group of Russians and Trump’s man, Paul Manafort, had visited Assange in the embassy. The meetings never happened; it was fake.

But the tone has now changed. “The Assange case is a morally tangled web,” the paper opined. “He (Assange) believes in publishing things that should not be published …. But he has always shone a light on things that should never have been hidden.”

These “things” are the truth about the homicidal way America conducts its colonial wars, the lies of the British Foreign Office in its denial of rights to vulnerable people, such as the Chagos Islanders, the exposé of Hillary Clinton as a backer and beneficiary of jihadism in the Middle East, the detailed description of American ambassadors of how the governments in Syria and Venezuela might be overthrown, and much more. It is all available on the WikiLeaks site.

The Guardian is understandably nervous. Secret policemen have already visited the newspaper and demanded and got the ritual destruction of a hard drive. On this, the paper has form. In 1983, a Foreign Office clerk, Sarah Tisdall, leaked British Government documents showing when American cruise nuclear weapons would arrive in Europe. The Guardian was showered with praise.

When a court order demanded to know the source, instead of the editor going to prison on a fundamental principle of protecting a source, Tisdall was betrayed, prosecuted and served six months.

If Assange is extradited to America for publishing what The Guardian calls truthful “things,” what is to stop the current editor, Katherine Viner, following him, or the previous editor, Alan Rusbridger, or the prolific propagandist Luke Harding?

What is to stop the editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, who also published morsels of the truth that originated with WikiLeaks, and the editor of El Pais in Spain, and Der Spiegel in Germany and The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. The list is long.

David McCraw, lead lawyer of The New York Times, wrote: “I think the prosecution [of Assange] would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s sort of in a classic publisher’s position and the law would have a very hard time distinguishing between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.”

Even if journalists who published WikiLeaks’ leaks are not summoned by an American grand jury, the intimidation of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning will be enough. Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight. Dissent has become an indulgence.

In Australia, the current America-besotted government is prosecuting two whistle-blowers who revealed that Canberra’s spooks bugged the cabinet meetings of the new government of East Timor for the express purpose of cheating the tiny, impoverished nation out of its proper share of the oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea. Their trial will be held in secret. The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, is infamous for his part in setting up concentration camps for refugees on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus, where children self harm and suicide. In 2014, Morrison proposed mass detention camps for 30,000 people.

Journalism: a Major Threat

Real journalism is the enemy of these disgraces. A decade ago, the Ministry of Defense in London produced a secret document which described the “principal threats” to public order as threefold: terrorists, Russian spies and investigative journalists. The latter was designated the major threat.

The document was duly leaked to WikiLeaks, which published it. “We had no choice,” Assange told me. “It’s very simple. People have a right to know and a right to question and challenge power. That’s true democracy.”

What if Assange and Manning and others in their wake — if there are others — are silenced and “the right to know and question and challenge” is taken away?

In the 1970s, I met Leni Reifenstahl, close friend of Adolf Hitler, whose films helped cast the Nazi spell over Germany.

She told me that the message in her films, the propaganda, was dependent not on “orders from above” but on what she called the “submissive void” of the public.

“Did this submissive void include the liberal, educated bourgeoisie?” I asked her.

“Of course,” she said, “especially the intelligentsia …. When people no longer ask serious questions, they are submissive and malleable. Anything can happen.”

And did. The rest, she might have added, is history.

*  *  *

John Pilger is an Australian-British journalist and filmmaker based in London. Pilger’s Web site is: www.johnpilger.com. In 2017, the British Library announced a John Pilger Archive of all his written and filmed work. The British Film Institute includes his 1979 film, “Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia,” among the 10 most important documentaries of the 20thcentury. Some of his previous contributions to Consortium News can be found here


          Trump Painting Himself Into A Corner With Israel      Comment   Translate Page      

On Monday, President Donald Trump designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the first time the United States has designated part of another nation’s government as such a threat. Iran’s Supreme National Security Council responded by declaring U.S. Central Command a terrorist group. With 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq and 2,000 in Syria, […]

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          ISIS ENDGAME: CIA PLOTTING APRIL 13TH ISIS BIO-ATTACK AND/OR TERROR EVENT IN RUSSIA SPECIFICALLY TO TRIGGER WORLD WAR III (APRIL 13, 2019): CIA Headquarters Located Beneath CERN at Lake Geneva in Switzerland Plotting ISIS Bio-Chemical Attack and/or Terror Event in Russia on April 13, 2019, Exactly 666-Days After Russia Allegedly Assassinated ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Iraq Back on June 16, 2017—Shocking Claims by Russian Major-General Igor Konashenkov & Russian General Valery Gerasimo      Comment   Translate Page      
ISIS ENDGAME: Why the Swiss CIA Created ISIS as Cover for Nuclear and Biological Terror Attacks SHOCK: CERN Identified as Secret Entrance to Subterranean CIA Headquarters Beneath Lake Geneva in Switzerland RED ALERT: 10 Reasons Why Switzerland is Home to the CIA David Chase Taylor April 13, 2019 Truther.org GERMANY, Undisclosed Location — Based on […]
          Reading Vonnegut in Iraq and Becoming Unstuck in Time.      Comment   Translate Page      
It's April 11, 2019, as I write this and Vonnegut has been dead for 12 years, though a Tralfamadorian would take issue with that characterization. One of his legacies is a famous passage in "Slaughterhouse-Five." It's about planes flying in reverse, where shrapnel flies out of people, back into the bombs and the planes take off backward from their runways, and so on, until everyone is just a baby again. Vonnegut is saying it would be nice if the wisdom learned from a war could be used to reverse engineer the entire thing and keep it from happening at all. That is a nice thought.
Reading 'Slaughterhouse-Five' in Baghdad: What Vonnegut taught me about what comes after war, by Alex Horton (WaPo)

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Iraqis leading efforts to enrich Arabic Wikipedia (Gilgamesh Nabeel, April 13, 2019, Al Monitor)

Leading enlightenment efforts is not something new to Iraqis, who are the inhabitants of Mesopotamia -- once the cradle of civilization. In ninth-century Baghdad, Abbasid ruler Harun al-Rashid established Bayt al-Hikmah -- the Arabic name for the House of Wisdom -- to house the monumental activity of the translation of Greek and Persian works into Arabic. This institution flourished in the reign of his son al-Ma'mun, making Baghdad the world's biggest hub of science.

"We chose this name for its historical significance," said Rayyis. He added, "That institution was a beacon of science, tolerance and exchange of cultures. The passion for science brought people of different religions and cultures -- all Jews, Muslims, Christians and others -- into one institution altogether."

Rayyis dreams of recreating that atmosphere. "We want to rekindle our people's golden age and join the global civilization," he said.

For Omar Mohammed, a Paris-based Iraqi scholar and creator and administrator of Mosul Eye, translation is such a valuable magical means. "We need it to build a new future -- a future devoid of dictatorship and ignorance," he said.

This project reminded Mohammed of Farah Antoun, a pioneer Tripoli-born enlightenment figure, writer and translator in the 19th century when he translated works into Arabic. "Hearing of Mutar's translation project made me very happy, for the freedom to access knowledge is a way to achieve eternal freedom," said Mohammed.

Upon meeting Mutar in New York this month, Mohammed suggested some books be translated into Arabic.

"Mutar promised to dedicate the project to Mosul University," he said, adding, "We are trying to make the website accessible in Mosul with more contributions from Mosul University scholars."

Currently, the House of Wisdom 2.0 project has a Facebook community of some 84,000 fans.

"We have added more than 900 articles to the Arabic Wikipedia and translated 12 books," said Mutar. He noted, "We lifted the ranking of the Arabic language to the 17th language in Wikipedia from the 19th."

While Arabic is the fourth most spoken language among internet users, only 6% of online content is available in Arabic.

"With our project, the Arabic Wikipedia is ranked 17th, preceded by the Ukrainian Wikipedia," said Rayyis. He added, "There are more than 400 million Arabic speakers, while Ukrainian is spoken by about 35 million people worldwide. We are proud of translating the full English Wikipedia content on biological evolution into Arabic -- more than 500 essays."

What is special about the House of Wisdom 2.0, according to Rayyis, is that it is a nonprofit project. "We translate hundreds of articles every month, voluntarily upload them to the Arabic Wikipedia and make them available to everyone for free," he said.

While concentrating on topics debunking conspiracy theories, topics banned in some Arab countries and content that makes people question more, Mutar emphasizes that they have no agenda other than spreading knowledge.

"We are not a political or anti-religion organization, but we embrace some of these controversial books and content because we believe Arab youth should be allowed to make up their own minds about how they want to live their lives," he said.

The reactions they get are quite encouraging.

"Within a few months, 80,000 fans followed us on Facebook," said Rayyis. "The majority of them are from Iraq, especially Baghdad, Najaf, Mosul and Basra. We have received hundreds of supportive messages so far," Rayyis added.

"It is a forum for those who adore knowledge and want to be part of an enlightened society," wrote Ismail Berwari, a lawyer from Dahuk in Iraqi Kurdistan, advising people to follow the project's page on Facebook.

          DO CONSERVATIVES LOVE IMMIGRATION THE WAY THEY USED TO LOVE 9/11?      Comment   Translate Page      
I was scrolling through a page at Rush Limbaugh's site this morning and I saw a graphic that made me do a double take:



I don't want to read too much into these things but ... really? Is this the way Limbaugh's audience feels about Trump and immigration?

I lurk at a lot of right-wing sites, and I'm used to seeing immigration graphics like this, on another Limbaugh page:



But the first one -- with the sun and the triumphant Trump -- what the hell is that?

During the George W. Bush years, I regularly said that conservatives loved 9/11 -- that it was the best day of their lives, because it gave them (or so it seemed at the time) a permanent right to claim the moral high ground. They wanted war and more war. They loved regime change. They delighted in patriotic symbols and angry or sentimental patriotic music. Only one Republican has won the popular vote in a presidential election since 1988, and 9/11 was the reason. For Republicans, 9/11 was the gift that kept on giving (until the 2006 midterms, when it stopped giving).

Right-wingers still play the 9/11 card occasionally -- they're doing it now, with their usual shamelessness, as they distort the meaning of a phrase in a speech by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar -- but for the most part it's lost its power. We now have Republican president who (falsely) claims he was always opposed to the Iraq War, for which 9/11 had been a stated justification.

So maybe immigration is the new 9/11. Conservatives wallow in it as they wallowed in 9/11 because it makes them feel unquestionably morally superior. Trump as the exultant enemy of ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is the new George W. Bush in front of the MISSION ACCOMPLISHED banner.

Trump won't stop illegal immigration, of course, but that might be to his advantage. Remember, George H.W. Bush went to war with Iraq, drove Saddam's forces out of Kuwait, then declared victory and ended the war -- and he lost his reelection bid the following year. He was no longer a "war president." His son went to war with Afghanistan and Iraq, botched both conflicts, was mired in two quagmires -- but he claimed great triumphs, and a sufficient number of voters bought it long enough to get him reelected.

That's the sweet spot for Trump: persuading his base that he's winning while never actually having enough success to declare victory. In that way, the increase in border crossings right now might be helping him. Limbaugh's graphics crew certainly seems to think so.

          Syria, Iran, Iraq mull linking railway network reports      Comment   Translate Page      
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) Syria, Iran and Iraq plan to hold a trilateral meeting on the connection of their railway systems into one, a source in the Syrian Ministry of Transpor...
          The WikiLeaks Release: U.S. Complicity and Cover-Up of Iraq Torture Exposed      Comment   Translate Page      

This article which reveals the historical background of the Wikileaks affair was first published by Global Research on October 24, 2010

On October 22nd [2010], the whistleblowing web site WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 classified Iraq war documents, the largest leak …

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The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.

That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for “democratic” societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this clear in the legal ruling of its Working Party on Arbitrary Detention.

But to hell with that. Let the thugs go in. Directed by the quasi-fascists in Trump’s Washington, in league with Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno, a Latin American Judas and liar seeking to disguise his rancid regime, the British elite abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.

Imagine Tony Blair dragged from his multi-million pound Georgian home in Connaught Square, London, in handcuffs, for onward dispatch to the dock in The Hague. By the standard of Nuremberg, Blair’s “paramount crime” is the deaths of a million Iraqis. Assange’s crime is journalism: holding the rapacious to account, exposing their lies and empowering people all over the world with truth.

The shocking arrest of Assange carries a warning for all who, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “sew the seeds of discontent [without which] there would be no advance towards civilization.” The warning is explicit towards journalists. What happened to the founder and editor of WikiLeaks can happen to you on a newspaper, you in a TV studio, you on radio, you running a podcast.

Assange’s principal media tormentor, The Guardian, a collaborator with the secret state, displayed its nervousness this week with an editorial that scaled new weasel heights. The Guardian has exploited the work of Assange and WikiLeaks in what its previous editor called “the greatest scoop of the last 30 years.” The paper creamed off WikiLeaks’ revelations and claimed the accolades and riches that came with them.

With not a penny going to Julian Assange or to WikiLeaks, a hyped Guardian book led to a lucrative Hollywood movie. The book’s authors, Luke Harding and David Leigh, turned on their source, abused him and disclosed the secret password Assange had given the paper in confidence, which was designed to protect a digital file containing leaked US embassy cables.

Revealing Homicidal Colonial Wars

When Assange was still trapped in the Ecuadorian embassy, Harding joined police outside and gloated on his blog that “Scotland Yard may get the last laugh.” The Guardian then published a series of falsehoods about Assange, not least a discredited claim that a group of Russians and Trump’s man, Paul Manafort, had visited Assange in the embassy. The meetings never happened; it was fake.

But the tone has now changed. “The Assange case is a morally tangled web,” the paper opined. “He (Assange) believes in publishing things that should not be published …. But he has always shone a light on things that should never have been hidden.”

These “things” are the truth about the homicidal way America conducts its colonial wars, the lies of the British Foreign Office in its denial of rights to vulnerable people, such as the Chagos Islanders, the exposé of Hillary Clinton as a backer and beneficiary of jihadism in the Middle East, the detailed description of American ambassadors of how the governments in Syria and Venezuela might be overthrown, and much more. It is all available on the WikiLeaks site.

The Guardian is understandably nervous. Secret policemen have already visited the newspaper and demanded and got the ritual destruction of a hard drive. On this, the paper has form. In 1983, a Foreign Office clerk, Sarah Tisdall, leaked British Government documents showing when American cruise nuclear weapons would arrive in Europe. The Guardian was showered with praise.

When a court order demanded to know the source, instead of the editor going to prison on a fundamental principle of protecting a source, Tisdall was betrayed, prosecuted and served six months.

If Assange is extradited to America for publishing what The Guardian calls truthful “things,” what is to stop the current editor, Katherine Viner, following him, or the previous editor, Alan Rusbridger, or the prolific propagandist Luke Harding?

What is to stop the editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, who also published morsels of the truth that originated with WikiLeaks, and the editor of El Pais in Spain, and Der Spiegel in Germany and The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. The list is long.

David McCraw, lead lawyer of The New York Times, wrote: “I think the prosecution [of Assange] would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s sort of in a classic publisher’s position and the law would have a very hard time distinguishing between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.”

Even if journalists who published WikiLeaks’ leaks are not summoned by an American grand jury, the intimidation of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning will be enough. Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight. Dissent has become an indulgence.

In Australia, the current America-besotted government is prosecuting two whistle-blowers who revealed that Canberra’s spooks bugged the cabinet meetings of the new government of East Timor for the express purpose of cheating the tiny, impoverished nation out of its proper share of the oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea. Their trial will be held in secret. The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, is infamous for his part in setting up concentration camps for refugees on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus, where children self harm and suicide. In 2014, Morrison proposed mass detention camps for 30,000 people.

Journalism: a Major Threat

Real journalism is the enemy of these disgraces. A decade ago, the Ministry of Defense in London produced a secret document which described the “principal threats” to public order as threefold: terrorists, Russian spies and investigative journalists. The latter was designated the major threat.

The document was duly leaked to WikiLeaks, which published it. “We had no choice,” Assange told me. “It’s very simple. People have a right to know and a right to question and challenge power. That’s true democracy.”

What if Assange and Manning and others in their wake — if there are others — are silenced and “the right to know and question and challenge” is taken away?

In the 1970s, I met Leni Reifenstahl, close friend of Adolf Hitler, whose films helped cast the Nazi spell over Germany.

She told me that the message in her films, the propaganda, was dependent not on “orders from above” but on what she called the “submissive void” of the public.

“Did this submissive void include the liberal, educated bourgeoisie?” I asked her.

“Of course,” she said, “especially the intelligentsia …. When people no longer ask serious questions, they are submissive and malleable. Anything can happen.”

And did. The rest, she might have added, is history.

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John Pilger is an Australian-British journalist and filmmaker based in London. Pilger’s Web site is: www.johnpilger.com. In 2017, the British Library announced a John Pilger Archive of all his written and filmed work. The British Film Institute includes his 1979 film, “Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia,” among the 10 most important documentaries of the 20thcentury. Some of his previous contributions to Consortium News can be found here


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I’m Jumping Off the Trump Train: Assange Was the Last Straw

I’m Jumping Off the Trump Train: Assange Was the Last Straw


On March 6, 2016, this Deplorable issued a statement formally endorsing Donald J. Trump for the presidency of the United State.
I now hereby withdraw that endorsement.
No doubt this declaration from your Working Boy will be greeted with the same deafening indifference as my earlier less than earth-shattering announcement of support.
Keep calm. The planet will continue to spin on its axis at a 23.44 degree tilt.
As I tweeted on April 4, when it appeared that Ecuadorian President Lenín [sic] Moreno was going to cough up Julian Assange:
“If this comes to pass & #JulianAssange is brought to #US in chains like a Gaulish chieftain in a Roman triumph can we definitively declare that any possible #Trump revolution is over & the #DeepState won?”
A quick perusal of social media since Assange’s arrest shows that many others have reached a similar conclusion.
But why? To be sure, there have been other betrayals. The two strikes on Syria on phony chemical warfare accusations come immediately to mind. Or Trump’s failure to build the Mexican wall, coupled with repeated humiliating defeats in Congress with the predictability of Charlie Brown’s getting suckered by Lucy into trying to kick the football.
At the same time there were excuses. On Syria, maybe the President was fed false intelligence. Or maybe Ivanka was upsetDaaaddyyy, you have to dooo something! Or maybe Trump knew the CW accusations against Damascus were fake but felt he had to act (an ominous sign in itself) to deflect charges of being Putin’s puppet, hence what could be deemed deliberately pinprick pro forma strikes. On the wall, well you can’t trust lawyers’ advice, he just doesn’t understand his legal authority well enough, or maybe he…
But the Assange arrest and his upcoming renditi– – oops! – extradition to the United States are different.  There’s no nuance. No excuse. No false intel report. No poor legal advice.
It’s plain and simple. The same entities (Deep State, permanent government, the oligarchy, the Borg, whatever term you like) that targeted Trump with the phony Russia collusion narrative  want Assange’s scalp nailed to the wall. It’s one thing for favored outlets like the Washington Post and CNN to disseminate classified information that favors the Deep State, quite another to reveal information contrary to its interests. As the premier dispenser of embarrassing secrets that facilitates online dissidence from the established narrative (also under attack by governments and their tech giant accomplices) an example must be made of Assange pour encourager les autres. He can count on being sentenced to rotting for decades in a nasty Office Space federal prison (the US will gladly waive the death penalty to spare the Brits’ prissy Euro-consciences) but may very well die soon enough of natural causes, perhaps like Slobodan Milošević.
An essential role in Assange’s betrayal by Moreno was played by Trump’s Veep Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Former President Rafael Correa says a direct condition of Moreno’s getting a $4.2 billion IMF loan was Assange’s head on a platter. That’s a lot more plausible than establishment media reports that Assange was ejected for transgressing the Ecuadorians’ fastidious hygiene standards, which (whether based in fact or not) are just cynical defamations to justify his upcoming lynching.
It’s irrelevant whether Trump – who theoretically is the boss of all US agency operatives working with their Brit colleagues to get their mitts on Assange – let the nab go forward because he was unwilling to order his minions to stand down or was powerless to do so. In that regard, it’s similar to pointlessly asking why he has the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad national security team he does. Is it because of “Javanka”? Is it because he’s beholden to a gaggle of oligarchs? (Supposedly his being a self-financed billionaire made him immune from such influences.)  Is it areflection of a personality disorder?
In the end it doesn’t matter why, all that matters is what is. With Assange’s arrest Trump is now exposed as the wholly owned subsidiary of the Swamp he ran against.  He’s now just a wheel fixed to an axle. All he can do now is it spin.
In my 2016 endorsement I asked the questions – only questions, not predictions – of what Trump might hopefully accomplish:
‘Can we trust Trump? Will he build his wall and secure our borders? Renovate our deteriorating infrastructure? Restore our manufacturing base? Audit the Federal Reserve and defenestrate the banksters? Restore the GOP’s long-lost reputation (now hardly remembered by anyone) as the “Peace Party” that got us out of wars the Democrats started? Sign a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, as long as they continue to perform abortions (which they will)? Exclude actual or potential Islamic terroristsDump our freeloading so-called “allies”? Cease the PC trashing of every tradition in which Americans once took pride? Reunite a nation sundered by Barack Obama and the GOP mandarins, with their divide et impera Punch and Judy show of class and racial discord?
‘Can Trump really “Make America Great Again”? Or at least slow our decline and give our country another chance?
‘I don’t know.  But I do know that none of the more mannerly politicians served up by the oligarchy will.
“Trust not in princes…” (Ps. 146:3) Neither Trump nor any other politician should be accepted on blind faith. Who really can say if Trump can win or if he does how he would govern. Who can say what’s really in his mind and heart or if, in God’s eyes, he’s a good man or a bad one. But given the dire warning from the likes of Mitt Romney, I like the odds with Trump better than with any of the available alternatives. When the character of his enemies is considered – particularly Warfare State neoconservatives (some of whom at least have the honesty to defect openly to Hillary) – my willingness to gamble on him only increases.’
Even in retrospect it was then a gamble worth taking, indeed the only responsible choice given the horrifying alternative. More, given what Trump promised that departed from the usual nonsense served up by the GOP, the fact that Trump got the nomination instead of the NPCs on the shelf was itself perhaps a sign of that the historic American nation still had a fighting chance.
As for what we hoped he might deliver to “Make America Great Again,” we can see now that the answers to all of the above questions are and will remain an emphatic No. Sure, we got a marginally better tax bill passed, something that any Republican White House and Congress would have done. He may have made minor progress on trade.  If we are really lucky, he’ll get another Supreme Court pick and Roe v. Wade will be overturned – marvelous to be sure, but it won’t same this country.
Trump has utterly failed to control the border, much less deal with related issues like remittances, birthright citizenship, and aliens illegally voting. As retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor observes: “Surely, Trump should have concluded by now that without an Executive Order that commits the U.S. Army to the defense of the southern border and limits cross-border traffic to legitimate commercial activity, mass illegal immigration will not stop… In a word, Trump refuses to take command and match rhetoric with action, then he will join the pantheon of failed presidents that promised the world only, this time, the American Republic’s existence hangs in the balance.”
Unfortunately, Trump’s appointees – uniformly neoconservatives, Bush-era warmongers, and GOP apparatchiki – have better things for our military to do than defending our own country, to which they are at best indifferent. We can be thankful that Trump hasn’t started any new wars, yet, but his underlings’ dogged commitment to regime change in Venezuela and Iran may change that. His outreach to North Korea hangs by a thread in the face of blatant attempts to sabotage it.
One hopes that at least some animal-level gut instinct will preclude Trump’s crossing that dark river and ruining what’s left of his presidency as George W. Bush did in Iraq. If his lunatics are reckless enough to stumble us into a war with Russia, Trump’s reelection will be the least of anyone’s concerns.
Even without a war his remaining time in office will not be the revival of America that he promised. Let’s keep in mind that for many decades now transformative Democratic presidents have not left this country the same way they found it: FDR, LBJ, Clinton, Obama. By contrast, Republican presidents’ tenures have been at best plateaus along our decline (Eisenhower, Reagan) or positively contributed (Nixon, the two Bushes) to the march of what the Left regards as “Progress” toward their abolition of the historic America and birth of a dystopian Cultural Marxist dictatorship of victims: a borderless, multiethnic, multilingual, multireligious, multisexual, ahistorical, fake country.
Perhaps the saddest thing is that even if he survives in office until the 2020 vote (and he might not) Trump still will almost certainly be the lesser of two evils, in the manner to which we have become accustomed. Despite his no longer representing a threat to the Swamp, the critters will continue to hate him anyway as an avatar of the America they seek to destroy: European ethnicity, Christian (culturally if not spiritually or morally), English-speaking, toxically masculine. He might even win, given the Wall Street and Democratic Socialist Democrats’ ripping each others’ guts out and the solid 35 to 40 percent of the folks who think from Trump’s tweets and stump speeches he’s actually delivering on his promises.
Either way, though, the outcome will be the same. The man who had what is almost certainly to have been the last peaceful, political chance save what’s left of the American republic will thrash around for a few more years, having become little more than a catalyst for our nation’s demise and perhaps its dissolution.
This is not to say that there is no hope. Maybe tomorrow Trump will pardon Assange. Maybe he’ll decide to militarize the Mexican border. Maybe he’ll fire his whole national security team and, for good measure, pull us out of Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq – and NATO. Maybe Barr really will hold the FISA miscreants to account. Maybe…
…maybe there will be an outpouring of miracles that match the one that occurred when Trump improbably was elected in the first place. But as is the case with miracles, the odds are not good.

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March 31, 2019 (Gunnar Ulson – NEO) – In the dead of Christmas night last year, to evade possibly being shot down, US President Donald Trump made a surprise, whirlwind visit to US troops in Iraq.
He visited Al Asad Air Base about 100 miles west of Baghdad in Al Anbar province, or about halfway between Baghdad and the Syrian border where US forces are also operating. Between Al Asad and Baghdad are the notorious cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, hotbeds of resistance after the 2003 US invasion, and since then, hotbeds of extremism fueling the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.
The base is home to about 5,000 US service members.
As in Syria, America’s presence in Iraq seems to be clinging to areas where extremism and separatism are greatest. In many instances, it is the US openly and deliberately encouraging both, especially in Kurdish territory stretching over both nations, but also in areas dominated by Sunni Muslims where extremist fronts like Al Qaeda and IS believe they can find support.
The fact that President Trump visited American forces in the dead of night, meeting no one from the actual Iraqi military or government, helps illustrate the increasingly isolated position the US holds in Iraq.
While the US claims it is fighting extremists from Syria to Iraq and beyond, with Syrian, Russian, Iranian and Iraqi forces clearing these extremists out of virtually all corners of Syria and Iraq except where US forces occupy, it seems the US isn’t fighting extremism, it is cultivating it.
Enter Iran
Several months later, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made his first official visit to Iraq. His trip brought him to the center of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. There he met with top representatives of the Iraqi government including Iraqi President Barham Salih. He also travelled through the city to visit Al-Kadhimiya Mosque, a particularly important pilgrimage site for Shia’a Muslims.
President Rouhani had previously commented on Trump’s swooping in at night and his failure to meet with any actual Iraqis in an open and official capacity. The Washington Post would quote President Rouhani as also stating:
“You have to walk in the streets of Baghdad … to find out how people will welcome you.”
In addition to meeting Iraqi representatives and leaders, and travelling through Baghdad, President Rouhani also signed agreements involving “oil and gas, land transport, railways, agriculture, industry, health and regarding the central bank,” the Washington Post would report.
French news portal France24 would note in their article, “Iraq attempts balancing act as Iran’s Rouhani arrives for first official visit,” that:
Last year, Iran’s exports to Iraq amounted to nearly $9 billion. Tehran hopes to increase the roughly $13 billion volume in trade between the two neighbouring countries to $20 billion. Also, some 5 million religious tourists bring in nearly $5 billion a year as Iraqis and Iranians visit Shiite holy sites in the two countries.
The article would note the growing ties between the two nations and the growing influence Iran has over Iraq in contrast to America’s ebbing presence there.
Iraq-Iran Ties are Built on Mutual Interests – US Ties are Built on Fabricated Threats 
The Trump-Rouhani visits and the stark contrast between the two illustrates another very important point.
President Trump would openly admit the US was in Iraq to “to watch Iran,” the New York Times would report.
The New York Times would also report:
Mr. Trump’s comments come as the United States has quietly been negotiating with Iraq for weeks to allow perhaps hundreds of American commandos and support troops now operating in Syria to shift to bases in Iraq and strike the Islamic State from there. Military leaders are seeking to maintain pressure on the militant group as the president fundamentally reorders policy toward Syria and toward Afghanistan, where peace talks with the Taliban are underway.
Yet there are serious problems with this claim. President Rouhani’s visit highlights Iran as a key ally for Iraq.
In terms of security, Iranian-backed militias helped rid Iraq as well as neighboring Syria of Al Qaeda, its affiliates and IS.
And as just pointed out, Iran is also a key economic partner for Iraq.
The US on the other hand has little to offer in terms of security or economics. Its presence in Iraq to allegedly fight extremists it and its regional allies themselves helped fund and arm in the first place, only adds to Iraq’s many security challenges.
In terms of economics, while the US provides Iraq a large export market, it is a market still dwarfed by China and India. It is also smaller than the combined export market of Iraq’s major European trade partners. The geographical proximity of Iraq and Iran to one another means deeper and more practical economic ties can be developed than anything on offer by the US, if economic partnership was actually one of Washington’s goals.
By President Trump’s own admission, the US is in Iraq not to assist it in any way, but to use it for Washington’s own self-serving agenda regarding neighboring Iran. Since the United States and its Persian Gulf allies have nothing of significant value to offer Iraq in terms of real security or economics, it is instead playing a diplomatic balancing act where it associates with and radicalizes Sunni communities, then poses as combating the terrorism that predictably results.
It is a balancing act that is hardly sustainable, especially opposite the significant security and economic benefits Iran can counter-offer Baghdad.
It is not hard to see why Iran’s influence in the Middle East continues to flow, despite being targeted by the US through an array of subversive measures, while US influence in the region ebbs despite having a clear advantage in terms of resources and military might.
It is also not hard to see the significance of remaining US bases in Iraq being in Kurdish areas or regions where extremism still persists. The US presence in Al Anbar, as pointed out as far back as 2017, along with supposed reconstruction aid offered by Washington’s Persian Gulf allies, all seems to point toward a strategy of growing an extremist threat to serve as a counterweight or spoiler against Iran’s constructive contributions to Iraq’s security situation and economic growth.
It is a strategy that will only further exhaust US credibility and resources, as well as those of its regional partners, all while forcing it opponents to expand further and dig in deeper, as Iran has been doing.
Despite claims that the biggest threats to US interests and national security are extremists in the Middle East, or even revisionist states like Russia and China, in truth, the United States’ biggest enemy is its own unsustainable foreign policy and the exhausting aggression that underpins it. Its ebbing influence in Iraq despite the trillions in dollars and many years invested there, serves as “exhibit A.”
Gunnar UIson, a New York-based geopolitical analyst and writer especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

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You expect due process to be folloowed according to the law? In the U.K? What law is that then? The law of due process as applied to the Skripal case? The law as applied to the illegal war in Iraq? Assange’s asylum was recinded because the newly elected President of Equador wants an IMF loan, which he got with Assange as part of the deal. Yes, it’s true. They are a U.S. political entity after all. The ex President of Equador’s Facebook account has been anulled. It was he who gave Assange asylum in the embassy in London and he was posting a very different view than the present incumbent. Assange has a cat. He sent him away in November. Bloggers were messaging on twitter that the cat was a spy...Assange may or may not be a particularly pleasant person. His information however has always been correct. He pointed out govt. misdeeds in many countries, Russia amongst them. The Niemoller comment is particularly relevant here because when Assange published the information apertaining to the atrocities commited by U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, he was no where near the U.S.A. Added to that it was his information that opened up the corruption scandal in DNC at the time of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It becomes more and more clear the real reasons for his ‘ light’ charges are nothing to do with any form of Justice but of revenge. He embarrased a lot of very vain and hubristic people, both in the U.K. and the U.S.A. This seemingly coincidental story also helps T. May out of a bind, which is why all due process has been ignored. Seems to be a T. May protocol. Once there they will be indicting him on many more severe trumped up charges. I also suggest you read what a lot of mentally impared Republican senators are saying about him. He’s ours now, as if he was some sort of slave to be tortured to appease their deranged imaginations. By supporting his arrest and extradition you are agreeing that the U.S.A. has the right to silence any dissident voice anywhere in the world.
          The Fall of Baghdad 16 Years Ago      Comment   Translate Page      
By Eresh Omar Jamal | The Duran | April 13, 2019 Three weeks into the invasion of Iraq, coalition forces led by the US army entered Baghdad and formally occupied it on April 9, 2003. The city’s infrastructure was seriously damaged. The Al-Yarmouk Hospital in the south received about 100 new patients every hour at […]
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Press TV – April 13, 2019 Iraq says negotiations are underway with Iran and Syria to develop a transnational railway line linking the three countries. Iraqi Republic Railways Company chief Salib al-Hussaini said a summit will be held between the countries to further discuss the matter, the Arabic-language al-Sumeria news website reported on Friday. The […]
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Carpeoro: opaca la storia di Assange. Non sappiamo chi l'ha coperto per anni, perché l'ha fatto, e perché ora ha smesso di proteggerlo.
Quella di Julian Assange, fondatore di Wikileaks, è una vicenda interamente circondata di ambiguità: non credo che l’unica fonte di Assange sia stato quel povero soldatino che poi si è assunte tutte le responsabilità (Bradley Manning, oggi Chelsea Manning dopo il cambio di sesso: soldato che rivelò ad Assange le atrocità commesse dall’esercito Usa in Iraq, ndr).  Non credo che Assange abbia potuto avere copertura per tutti questi anni solo perché era simpatico al leader dell’Ecuador, Rafael Correa. E’ tutto molto opaco, per cui: dare una medaglia o denigrare Assange è impossibile. Ci sono troppe cose non chiare, che non conosciamo. Assange ha avuto coperture importanti, quindi ha svolto collaborazioni importanti. Queste coperture sono venute meno, e non sappiamo né come le ha avute, né da chi, né perché sono venute meno. Per questo motivo, chiunque esprima un giudizio in questa situazione, secondo me, è una persona avventata.
Diffondere notizie riservate e potenzialmente lesive della sicurezza nazionale in America è un reato, e anche in Italia. Non è vero che si possa pubblicare tutto. Poi le notizie, quando se ne entra in possesso in modo illecito, non possono essere pubblicate: se entro in possesso di notizie – anche vere – ma in modo illecito, e le pubblico, vado in galera. Esempio: è un reato se do una notizia che i terroristi possono utilizzare, o se scrivo che è stato creato un centro speciale e segreto presso il ministero della difesa. Se poi intercetti illegalmente Berlusconi e quindi pubblichi quello che hai registrato a casa sua, vai in galera anche per quello che hai pubblicato. Non me la sento di difendere Assange come un eroe dell’informazione. Assange ha acquisito notizie corrompendo un militare, perché di questo si tratta, e già lì siamo su un terreno minato. Per questo merita l’arresto? Ha corrotto un militare: e la corruzione è un reato, anche se il militare ha detto di avergli passato liberamente quelle notizie.
Senza di lui, tante cose non le avremmo sapute? Ma non è che, per sapere delle cose, io devo per forza smontare lo Stato. E se vanno in galera anche persone comuni, non capisco perché non ci possano andare anche i giornalisti, se commettono reati. Per me Assange ha corrotto un militare, il che è molto grave. Massimo Mazzucco trova strano che Julian Assange, nonostante le sue vastissime fonti, non abbia mai detto niente a proposito dell’11 Settembre? E’ anomalo, dice Mazzucco, che da Wikileaks non sia mai uscita un’indiscrezione sull’attentato alle Torri Gemelle? Come dicevo, infatti, tutta la vicenda di Assange – umana, personale, professionale e quindi anche giudiziaria – è completamente nelle nebbie: per questo, ripeto, non me la sento di fare affermazioni nette.
(Gianfranco Carpeoro, dichiarazioni rilasciate a Fabio Frabetti di “Border Nights” nella diretta web-streaming “Carpeoro Racconta”, su YouTube, il 13 aprile 2019. Analista e saggista con alle spalle decenni di attività come avvocato, Carpeoro – massone di alto grado, fuoriuscito dalla massoneria – è un esperto di analisi geopolitica: nel saggio “Dalla massoneria al terrorismo”, uscito nel 2016 per i tipi di Revoluzione, accusa la componente massonica deviata dell’intelligence occidentale di aver “firmato” gli attentati degli anni scorsi, affidati in Europa a manovalanza jihadista targata Isis).

Quella di Julian Assange, fondatore di Wikileaks, è una vicenda interamente circondata di ambiguità: non credo che l’unica fonte di Assange sia stato quel povero soldatino che poi si è assunte tutte le responsabilità (Bradley Manning, oggi Chelsea Manning dopo il cambio di sesso: soldato che rivelò ad Assange le atrocità commesse dall’esercito Usa in Iraq, ndr). Non credo che Assange abbia potuto avere copertura per tutti questi anni solo perché era simpatico al leader dell’Ecuador, Rafael Correa. E’ tutto molto opaco, per cui: dare una medaglia o denigrare Assange è impossibile. Ci sono troppe cose non chiare, che non conosciamo. Assange ha avuto coperture importanti, quindi ha svolto collaborazioni importanti. Queste coperture sono venute meno, e non sappiamo né come le ha avute, né da chi, né perché sono venute meno. Per questo motivo, chiunque esprima un giudizio in questa situazione, secondo me, è una persona avventata.


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Japan's government has confirmed that a Japanese journalist who was reportedly taken hostage in Syria in 2015, has been freed and is now in Turkey. Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japanese diplomats met with 44-year-old Jumpei Yasuda at an immigration center in Antakya, in southern Turkey. Yasuda has been there since being freed on Tuesday. Kono said Yasuda appears to be in good health. Tokyo says news of Yasuda's release came from Qatari officials late Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe thanked Turkey and Qatar for their assistance in Yasuda's case. The case of Yasuda and others like him has sparked debate in Japan about its role in international affairs, the role of freelance journalists, and of citizens in foreign policy. Yasuda gave up a steady job at a regional newspaper to report from the Middle East as a freelancer. He was held hostage in Iraq in 2004, before Muslim scholars helped negotiate his release. In 2015, he entered Syria, hoping to report on the
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RIYADH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 5,730,842, of which 5,273,075 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj Ministry.
There are 472,043 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 330,560 in Makkah and 141,483 in Madinah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Most pilgrims — 4,706,764 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 504,116 entered by land and 62,195 arrived by sea.
The largest number of pilgrims are from Pakistan (1,222,459) followed by Indonesia (808,698), India (513,031), Egypt (31,604), Turkey (250,713), Yemen (246,992), Malaysia (243,793), Algeria (226,538), Iraq (185,051) and Jordan (148,041).
The weekly data also included the number of Saudi staff within Umrah companies and institutions. There are 10,481 Saudis including 8,674 males and 1,807 females.
The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has intensified its services around the clock, including cleaning, maintenance and operation works in the mataf, the Masa’a, the vault, King Fahd’s Expansion, and all the mosque’s levels and compounds.
A guidance service educates pilgrims and visitors on religious matters, and guides them in the proper performance of their rituals.
Developing Hajj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom is among the top priorities of the Saudi government.
The Vision 2030 reform plan aims to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims, and provide them with excellent services and an outstanding experience.

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Shoura studies Umra visa extension proposalSaudi Arabia issues more than 4.1 million Umrah visas
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Iraqi Security Force soldiers have completed several train-the-trainer courses on April 2, 2019, at the Task Force Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq.
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A group of Iraq's Shi'ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation by the United States.

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Sending the WikiLeaks founder to face charges in the US would be a disaster for press freedom

It’s not difficult to despise Julian Assange. For seven years, he has attempted to evade rape and sexual assault charges in Sweden by seeking asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He has dismissed the charges as a “radical feminist conspiracy” and tried to smear the complainants as acting on behalf of the CIA. His excuse for refusing to face trial in Sweden – that he would then face extradition to the US – has always been hogwash. He is no safer from extradition in Britain than he would have been in Sweden, as he may soon discover.

There are questions to be asked about WikiLeaks, too. The organisation has been invaluable in allowing whistleblowers to safely publish documents that the authorities would rather have kept hushed up, from the truth about the commodity trader Trafigura’s devastating dumping of chemical waste in Ivory Coast to videos of US helicopter attacks on Iraqi civilians. It is, or certainly was in its early days, an important tool in cutting down to size those in power who would abuse their power.

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Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: Over the past few years, Saudi's crown prince has tightened his grasp on power. He's had critics and activists detained and reportedly tortured. And the CIA believes that he ordered the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. All the while, Saudi Arabia has continued to drop bombs in neighboring Yemen. And during all of this, the U.S. has not had an ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Well, that changed today. The Senate confirmed retired four-star General John Abizaid to the post. To understand what Abizaid brings to this daunting task, we're joined now by Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress. Welcome. BRIAN KATULIS: Great to be with you. CHANG: So I want to start by visiting an important time in General Abizaid's career. This is the last few months when he was overseeing U.S. Central Command. It was right before the 2007 surge of U.S. troops in Iraq. How did Abizaid feel about that strategy? KATULIS: Abizaid
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LONDON – British lawmakers are heaping pressure on the government to make sure that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape investigation against him.

There is mounting concern that Assange should not be allowed to sidestep the Swedish investigation stemming from his 2010 visit to Sweden. The complaints from two women eventually led him to seek refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London rather than return to Sweden for questioning.

Some are calling for the British government to extradite Assange to Sweden, if it makes an official request, rather than to the U.S., which seeks him on conspiracy charges.

More than 70 British lawmakers signed a letter late Friday urging Home Secretary Sajid Javid to "do everything you can to champion action that will ensure Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden in the event Sweden makes an extradition request."

Prominent Conservative Party lawmaker Alistair Burt, a former Foreign Office minister, said Saturday that it's "quite disturbing" to see the sexual allegations minimized.

He said the testimony of the two women makes it "essential" that Assange face justice, to either be cleared in a Swedish court or be convicted.

Assange, 47, has denied the sexual misconduct allegations, which he claims are politically motivated. He claims the sex was consensual.

Sweden suspended its investigation into possible sexual misconduct against Assange two years ago because he was beyond their reach while he was living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London with political asylum status. Prosecutors said the investigation could be revived if his situation changed.

Assange was arrested Thursday after Ecuador withdrew his asylum. He is now in Belmarsh Prison in southeast London, waiting to be sentenced for jumping bail in Britain and facing an extradition request from the United States on charges of conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer.

WikiLeaks says Assange will fight the U.S. extradition request and has been meeting with his legal team to plan his defense.

He has not had a chance to enter a plea in response to the U.S. charge, but he says all of his WikiLeaks actions are those of a legitimate journalist.

If Britain receives competing extradition requests, lawyers say the Home Secretary would have some leeway in deciding which takes priority. Considerations usually include which request came first and which alleged crime is more serious.

Most of the lawmakers who signed the letter are from the opposition Labour Party, whose leader, Jeremy Corbyn, wants Britain to refuse to send Assange to the U.S. After Assange's arrest, Corbyn praised him for exposing U.S. atrocities committed in Iraq and Afghanistan when WikiLeaks released tens of thousands of confidential U.S. documents in 2010.

British politicians are free to lobby the government for a certain course of action, but it's up to the courts to decide whether the U.S. request for Assange's extradition – and a possible future request from Sweden – should be honored.

The Home Secretary, a senior Cabinet official, can block extradition under certain circumstances, including cases where a person might face capital punishment or torture in the country seeking their extradition.

Swedish prosecutors opened an investigation into Assange after two women accused him of sexual offenses during a 2010 visit to Sweden. Some of the sexual misconduct accusations are no longer viable because their time ran out. But Swedish prosecutors have said a rape case could be reactivated since the statute of limitations for that runs until August 2020.

After Assange's arrest this week, Swedish prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson was tapped to look into a request from a lawyer for one of the accusers, to find out whether the case can be pursued.

Elisabeth Massi Fritz, the lawyer for the woman who reported being raped by Assange, told The Associated Press that she would "do everything" to have the Swedish case reopened so Assange can be extradited to Sweden and prosecuted.

The extradition process is not swift, and Assange could appeal several times if decisions go against him. It's expected it would take a year or longer for him to be sent to the United States or possibly to Sweden even if he ultimately loses in court.


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A number of us knew Nancy Pelosi was not the Speaker of the House the country needed -- or deserved.  Some didn't want to get honest about that.  Can they get honest now?  Whoopi, Cher, all of you who don't really follow reality, you still standing by your support for Nancy?


Have no fear insurance, pharma and medical conglomerates, will eviscerate and destroy , you own her and most of ⁦⁩.



John Stauber is highlighting this SLUDGE article that notes:

A top hospital lobbyist told a room of health care executives this week not to worry about “Medicare for All” and suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) won’t let the idea come up for a vote during the current Congress.
Tom Nickels, the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) executive vice president for government relations, spoke at the organization’s annual conference on Monday, a day before Pelosi addressed the same Washington, D.C. ballroom.
Although Nickels said that President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate would never support the idea of a government-run universal health care system, he predicted Pelosi also will work to block Medicare for All legislation, in hopes of protecting moderate Democrats in swing districts.
Again, we deserved better than Nancy.  She's not going to fight for what America needs.  She's 'left' only to those who don't know better or who are centrists.


Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"

 
Friday, April 12, 2019.  Lie about Iraq and get promoted or hired (Kevin Drum got hired by MOTHER JONES), tell the truth and get arrested like Julian Assange.


Yesterday, the founder and publisher of WIKILEAKS, Julian Assange, was arrested in London.  Why?

That's a multi-answer.  Some have cried "treason!"  Julian Assange is an Australian citizen, as such he cannot commit treason against the United States.  He is a publisher and the news he publishes makes the powerful uncomfortable.


For the US government, the first extreme bit of discomfort came on Monday April 5, 2010, when WIKILEAKS released  military video of a July 12, 2007 assault in Iraq. 12 people were killed in the assault including two REUTERS journalists Namie Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh.  Not only was the US government responsible for that attack, they were responsible for the lies and the coverup that followed.  When WIKILEAKS published the video, the truth was known.


Legal scholar Jonathan Turley (USA TODAY) explains:

He is our property.” Those celebratory words of Sen. Joe Manchin (D, W.V.) came on CNN soon after the news of the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. It was a sentiment shared by virtually everyone in Washington from Congress to the intelligence services. Assange committed the unpardonable sins of embarrassing the establishment — from members of Congress to intelligence officials to the media. And he will now be punished for our sins. Despite having significant constitutional arguments to be made, it is likely that he will be stripped of those defenses and even barred from raising the overall context of his actions in federal court. What could be the most important free speech and free press case in our history could well be reduced to the scope and substance of an unauthorized computer access case.

Moreover, he was doing something that is usually heralded in the media. He disclosed a massive and arguably unconstitutional surveillance program by the United States impacting virtually every citizen. He later published emails that showed that the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Hillary Clinton lied in various statements to the public, including the rigging of the primary for her nomination. No one has argued that any of these emails were false. They were embarrassing. Of course, there is not crime of embarrassing the establishment but that is merely a technicality.


WSWS observes:

For its part, the establishment media, which functions as an arm of the state, has jumped in to support the attack on Assange.
On Thursday evening, the editorial boards of the New York Times and the Washington Post issued statements supporting Assange’s extradition. “The government charged Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, not with publishing classified government information, but with stealing it,” declared the New York Times, adding, “The administration has begun well by charging Mr. Assange with an indisputable crime.”
The Washington Post was even more open in its support of the Trump administration’s campaign against Assange, declaring “Mr. Assange’s case could conclude as a victory for the rule of law, not the defeat for civil liberties of which his defenders mistakenly warn.”
“Mr. Assange is not a free-press hero,” declares the Post. “Unlike real journalists, WikiLeaks dumped material into the public domain.” By the Post’s definition, the only “real journalists” are those that self-censor at the behest of the Pentagon.

These newspapers, which once published the Pentagon Papers, are nothing but apologists for US imperialism. One can only imagine the howls of outrage that would issue from the media if it was the Russian government that had carried out the forcible seizure and arrest of a journalist and critic of its foreign policy!



US House Rep Tulsi Gabbard, who is seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, Tweeted the following:


Assange Arrest: The message is clear. To journalists and all Americans, if you try to take away our power, you will pay a high price.
 
 
The purpose of arresting is to send a message to the people, especially journalists, to be quiet and don’t get out of line. If we, the people, allow the government to control us through fear, we are no longer free, we are no longer America.
 
 
The arrest of is meant to send a message to all Americans and journalists: be quiet, behave, toe the line. Or you will pay the price.
 
 


In their daily brief this morning, Human Rights Watch notes:



The extradition of Julian Assange fr
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Compiled 14 April 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, “Twenty Two Faces: the biography of Jenny Hill.”As a young child Jenny was tortured by a Satanic coven under direction of a CIA Operative, forced to witness a child sacrifice and save for divine intervention, was almost killed herself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F626Lsrdwg4 Articles on a CIA/Vatican Ninth Circle Child Sacrifice Cult: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to do their own research and decide whether or not it is valid. A Special Thank You to Martha for her untiring research, to Dale who keeps me in line and Ken who uncovers almost unlimited intel on pedophilia to help us Save the Children.

Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world. In all your giving, please don’t forget exploited children.


Judy Note: Zim redemption notification and receipt of 800#s for currency exchangers to set apts at special redemption/ exchange centers and negotiate for higher rates was expected sometime over the weekend and at least by Mon. April 15 – which was the start date for Tier 5, the general public, to exchange in banks at their front screen rates.

Mon. April 15 was the date around the Muller Report release – which when combined with expectations of Assange spilling the beans and news around Obama’s former White House attorney’s indictment – was bound to take up Headlines, along with a Stock Market bust – and cover up buzz around our appointments – the monies from which should bring the Stock Market back (after having crashed US Inc.’s big corporations that had flourished under war contracts and use of Cabal’s fiat monies).

April 15 was tax day. The defunct IRS was no longer taking our monies as it now funneled to the new US Treasury in Reno. Mon. April 15 was also the day when over 90,000 sealed indictments were expected to be filed against global elites in federal courts across the nation. Litigation on those indictments were ongoing in federal courts and at GITMO.

It was my understanding that Zim redemption would be done exclusively by a certain bank, where they would adjust your rate according to what you asked for in your Humanitarian Plan. Regular banks were not expected to do Zim redemption. It was advised to hold onto your Zim and currencies until validated instructions were made available, do not give them to anyone including groups or group leaders, redeem all you bought yourself and keep a constant eye on your Zim and currency during your exchange/ redemption. There were a lot of sneaky people out there who would try to take advantage.

A. April 13 2019 Sat. Update, MarkZ: MarkZ Saturday Q&A 4-13-19 "Positioning and Big Expectations" https://www.dinarrecaps.com/our-blog/markz-saturday-qa-4-13-19-positioning-and-big-expectations https://www.twitch.tv/videos/410448928## https://www.pscp.tv/w/1zqKVayoqWaxB MarkZ Disclaimer: Please consider everything on this call as my opinion. People who take notes do not catch everything and its best to watch the video so that you get everything in context. Be sure to consult a professional for any financial decisions

1. There was very little news overnight, other than package positioning and expectation of things happening this afternoon Sat. April 13.

2. I received one very excited call from the attorney who helped set up my SKR. He said our funding was in place, CMKX was in position and said they could see the numbers.

3. Pkgs delivery today Sat. April 13 and tomorrow Sun. April 14. Omegas were part of the PP's – part of the St. Germaine Trust and were expected today as well. There was expectation that some delivery would come this afternoon. There has been bank pinging today Sat. April 13.

4. nflemingjr: Part of the problem on CMKX was that they had to be paid in the new currency.

5. If package deliveries were in force tonight Sat. April 13, I expected 800 numbers tonight or tomorrow Sun. April 14.

6. There was no holdup, just logistics as they positioned for release.

7. Paymasters were being made liquid so we could go. It was going to be a shotgun start.

8. Saturday info tends to come out late in the afternoon.

9. I am told 800# Sunday evening April 14 or before so that appointment's could start on Monday morning April 15. This just made logistical sense.

10. nflemingjr: Anytime the 800 numbers would be out.

11. nflemingjr: The final rates were locked in last night Fri. April 12 after the banks in Hawaii closed and have been put on the screen as of last night. Paymasters were reporting that they could see the funds in their accounts.

12. Yes I have also been told that. They report they can physically see them and it was positioned for a shotgun release. (Fleming was very connected and he has very good information).

13. nflemingjr: I am waiting for the rates now. Yes they are doing testing today.

14. I am being told same thing. There is a lot of testing and a lot of pinging. There is a whole lot to watch today.

15. Member: Last I heard from a Hong Kong Source was that 800#s go out Monday Night (USA), April 15.

16. I am told all packages would be delivered by USPS. Inside would be a 100k debit card with instant access as soon as we called and activated it.

17. nflemingjr: There are some things that I can say and there are some things I cannot say because I will get chewed out.

18. nflemingjr: They waited for the banks to close in Hawaii before posting.

19. Member: So do you think the time between ring on your doorbell with CMKX and release of 800s to you will be within hours? MZ: Yes within hours. It will be a shotgun start.

20. I am told we are all done in Iraq, just waiting for the CBI to announce it.

21. nflemingjr: The CBI in Iraq is an independent agency from the government and does not need the permission from their government to RI.

22. In case we are still under old tax laws don't use any word but "exchange.” Do not say “cash in.”

23. I am still saying 99.9% that we would be in the banks on Mon. April 15.

24. I have not heard anything on Peticelli bonds yet but I have heard Mexican gold bonds are ready to process by Mon. April 15 am. This was very exciting.

B. April 13 2019 Philip Tilton: http://dinaresgurus.blogspot.com/2019/04/philip-tilton-its-about-to-go-down-13.html Beta Testing today among groups. It’s about to go down.

C. April 12 2019 11:12 pm EST Bank Story, Sarah: "Got a Date from my Local Bank" by Sarah - 4.12.19 I made a phone call to my local bank here in Province of Quebec, Canada for a technical issue online and asked the teller about the upcoming revaluation of currencies. He said that on April 15 everything will be in place and to call back. I could not buy Dong, Dinar or Zim from them but he said they would exchange them and that I would certainly be richer.

D. April 12 2019 11:13 pm EST Bank Story, Derek: Talked to HSBC Today" by Derek - 4.12.19 I talk to a lady at HSBC in Philadelphia bank today (April 12) and asked her if they were doing the Zim Bond Currency exchange. It was interesting how she said to me “Not as of today we are not” with a smile! She then asked me how much I had. I told her. She said to hold on to it. So I took that as that it would be soon. I am sure she couldn't say much about it.

E. April 12 2019 11:18 pm EST Fraud Alert, Tony: "Fraud Alert" by Tony - 4.12.19
Just a FYI. I received a notice from my WF account that someone tried signing my card up for their Zelle money transfer program and it wasn't me! The only transactions on that account were my recent purchases of additional currency from Treasury Vault, BuyIQD.com and TravelEx. My suspicions are the first two. I don't think TravelEx would do it but idk. WF said it was a merchant simply using a Visa name otherwise no other merchant info. These companies of course know we are about to receive big money and wish to steal it! Needless to say that account is now closed, but I wanted to warn all of you that one of these companies is out to steal your money, so check your accounts and be very cautious as you proceed forward and if you purchase from one of these companies. Tony

F. New Tax Bill: On Sat. April 6 both the Senate and House passed a bill that replaced the IRS/Federal Reserve system, imposing a national sales tax at a rate of 23% on the use or consumption of taxable property (not food or medicine) in lieu of the current income taxes, payroll taxes, estate and gift taxes. That new tax bill has not been formally announced and it was not known if it was signed by President Trump. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/25/

G. Breaking News from the Mueller Report Release: Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California — who served as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee – has referred at least eight suspects to the U.S. Justice Department for investigation of a collusion hoax, failure to conduct a “real” investigation of Hillary Clinton, leaks and allegations emanating from the Democratic Party, CNN, MSNBC and New York Times, powerful people who ran federal law enforcement agencies (FBI, ATF), upper-echelon intelligence community members at the CIA, NSA, ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence), FISA abuse, conspiracy to lie to the FISA Court, misleading the FISA court and manipulation of intelligence by the FBI and Justice Department to knowingly use an unsubstantiated “dossier” to garner search warrants.

H. The Global Currency Reset Past, Present, Future:

Sun. March 24: The Mueller Report exonerated President Trump and officially turned on the RV process at the new US Treasury offices in Reno, Atlanta and Chicago, where personnel were told to keep it quiet.

Mon. March 25: European sources indicated that the RV had been released, Paymasters hydrated, the military activated, Fines and Penalties handled, some SKRs made liquid. In 27 states a limited number of exchanges at low teaser rates done on the Dinar and Dong.

Fri. March 29: At this end of the banking business quarter the banks of 209 countries participating in the Global Currency Reset were made Basel IV compliant, Gold became a world currency and Central Banks recognized gold holdings as cash reserves. The new USTN became tradable Fri. night March 29.

Sat. March 30 at 6 pm EST: The City of London Bank was eliminated per British Law – Brexit, Russia and China came online with their Quantum Financial System alternative to the SWIFT System that worked with the CIPS system.

Mon. April 1: Banks across the globe participating in the Global Currency Reset were declared Basil 3 or Basil 4 compliant, were now sovereign and owned by the countries they represented. The Central Banks of the Cabal system that since the 1800s had been under control of the privately owned US Inc, City of London and Vatican Bank, made the transition to a gold/asset-backed Quantum Financial System under control of the different sovereign countries. Iraq announced in mosques that they were International and open for business. SKRS could now be made liquid, exchange/ redemption accounts fully accessible, structured payouts would begin earning interest and a new US Taxpayer plan was in force.

Mon. April 1 at 7:35 pm EST international banking wires were halted for transactions and then reopened Tues. April 2 at 7:35 pm EST. Also on Mon. April 1 at 9:30 pm EST Fedwire® Funds Services were closed for transactions and then reopened Tues. April 2 at 11:30 pm EST. The Cabal system was defunct as the Quantum Financial System (QFS) took over. The QFS started up in full mode in Hong Kong and some in the US began receiving RV packages.

Thurs. April 4: Funds were released April 4 at 3 pm Hong Kong time for payment of ongoing operations at the global level of coins and Dinars according to sources of Asian Royalty. The new Dinar was international and became tradable on April 4 at 9 pm EST.

Fri. April 5 at 9 am funds were in Master Paymaster accounts.

Sat. April 6: On Sat. April 6 both the Senate and House passed a bill that replaced the IRS/Federal Reserve system, imposing a national sales tax at a rate of 23% on the use or consumption of taxable property (not food or medicine) in lieu of the current income taxes, payroll taxes, estate and gift taxes. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/25/

Tues. April 9: The SKR's processed in Reno late Mon. April 8 into Tues. April 9. Late night Tues. April 9 banks were being connected to the 800 number reservation system.

Thurs. April 11: The ten year legal tender term limit for Zimbabwe's bond notes (2008 and 2009 trillion series) was reached April 11, 2019. All Zimbabwe 2008/2009 bond notes must be redeemed and destroyed as per international law.

Fri. April 12: Deadline for Zim Bonds redemption, Brexit Exit and as by international law the BIS having recognized gold as money, the deadline for gold backed digital credits, including the US dollar, to come on line in Central Banks. New currency rates were locked in on the bank screens.

Sun. April 14 to Mon. night April 15: Zim redemption and currency exchanges were expected to begin in a shotgun approach – everything at once.

Mon. April 15: The new Zimbabwe Central Bank rate or sovereign rate will take effect, deadline for receipt of 800#s for currency redeemers to set apts at special exchange/ redemption centers, plus the start date for Tier 5, the general public, to begin exchanging in banks. By this April 15 the count was expected to reach 90,000 sealed indictments filed against global elites in federal courts across the nation.

Thurs. August 1: GESARA expected to be implemented, Cabal contained and a formal announcement of the Gold/asset-backed standard. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5404

Updates for the Week Prior:

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 13, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 12, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 11, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 10, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 9, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 8, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of April 7, 2019
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MarkZ


[...did Trump have to sign off on the GCR/RV to make it start?]


Trump has to sign off just for his portion…he is not the end all...but he had to do his part. We are not waiting on the other things at this point.

[When do you think we will be at the bank?]

I’m thinking you and me and everyone will be banking on Monday. Remember to say “exchanging” not “cashing in”. Also I feel you should make your appointments ASAP...Don’t wait…. We all hope tonight is the night...

I got one very excited call...he’s the attorney who helped set up my SKR…He said our funding is in place…CMKX in position... he said they can see the numbers... I am still excited but had been hoping we would be doing cartwheels already this morning... No holdup…just logistics as they position for release.

[...they are doing testing today.]

I am being told same thing...there is a lot of testing and a lot of pinging…there is a whole lot to watch today.

I am told we are all done in Iraq...just waiting for the CBI to announce it...Ministers do not need to be announced in Iraq...

[WHAT IS YOUR PERCENTAGE **NOW** ...FOR THE BANKS STILL ON MONDAY?]

I am still saying 99.9%...We are so stinking close!

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Saturday MarkZ Update : Highlights by PDK-Not Verbatum

MarkZ Disclaimer: Please consider everything on this call as my opinion. People who take notes do not catch everything and its best to watch the video so that you get everything in context. Be sure to consult a professional for any financial decisions


MZ: there was very little news overnight.. other then package positioning and expectation of things happening this afternoon .

I got one very excited call..he’s the attorney who helped set up my SKR…He said our funding is in place…..CMKX in position.. he said they can see the numbers..

I am still excited but had been hoping we would be doing cartwheels already this morning

Mr C. has not been paid as of 30 mins ago...he is part of the dollar refunding project

Pkgs today and tomorrow.. Omega expected today as well…..Omegas are part of the PP's…part of the St. Germaine Trust. ….. expectation: some delivery this afternoon...there has been bank pinging today..

nflemingjr: Part of the problem on CMKX is that they have to be paid in the new currency

Member: Destiny, Alpha, Farm Claims, Bergavin etc.

MZ: If package deliveries are in force tonight ….I expect 800 numbers tonight or tomorrow.

MZ: No holdup…. just logistics as they position for release.

MZ: Paymasters: they are being made liquid so we can go ...It is going to be a shotgun start

MZ: Saturday info tends to come out late in the afternoon

Q: DO YOU (ANTICIPATE) DOING A STREAM TONIGHT??

MZ: "Could" have a stream this afternoon or tonight...will send out a tweet if I do so...

Q: when do you guess 800#?

MZ: I am told 800# Sunday evening or before is the target for us is so that appointment's can start on Monday morning ..this just makes logistical sense…

nflemingjr: Anytime the 800 numbers will be out

nflemingjr: The final rates were locked in last night after the banks in Hawaii and have been put on the screen as of yet as of last night. Paymasters are reporting that they can see the funds in their accounts.

MZ: yes I have also been told that… ..they report they can physically see them and it positioned for a shotgun release,…..Just so you all know…….Fleming is very connected and he has very good information

Q: @nflemingjr are they still just doing tests today ?

nflemingjr: I am waiting for the rates now. Yes they are doing testing today

MZ: I am being told same thing...there is a lot of testing and a lot of pinging…there is a whole lot to watch today.

Member: The PING that went around the WORLD!!!

Member: Last I heard from Hong Kong Source - 800#s go out Monday Night (USA), th.April 15

Q: Morning Mark. Wondered if we would still be able to get a certain number of cashier's checks written at the exchange? (That used to be one of the things we were told)

MZ: Yes I am hear up to 7 cashier checks at the first apt…..make a list and bring it with you….I also hear we will have instant access to our wealth manager….our new minion at a local branch.

Q: Is the Afgan currency is the first basket?

MZ: I hear its in the second basket and if it is….I’m buying some

Q: Are the PTB's not up for giving us an NDA prep? Sure seems to me it would grease the skids, but what do I know?

MZ: I have asked a number of bankers and none are willing to bite yet.

Q: : Are packages being delivered by USPS and do they have a debit card in them?

MZ: I am told all delivered will be by USPS …. And inside is a 100k debit card with instant access as soon as we call and activate it

Q: NFLEMINJR-Can you confirm They Did or Did Not post on screens last night

Q: @nflemingjr can you post those rates now that they are locked in?

nflemingjr: I am waiting for the rates now…..

Q: Any rate updates on the ZIM and DONG ???

Nflemingjr: I don't have the new dong rate

nflemingjr: There are some things that I can say and there are somethings I cannot say because I will get chewed out

nflemingjr: They waited for the banks to close in Hawaii before posting

Member: : So do you think the time between ring on your doorbell with CMKX and release of 800s to you will be within hours?

MZ: Yes within hours...It will be a shotgun start

MZ: I am told we are all done in Iraq …just waiting for the CBI to announce it,,,..Ministers do not need to be announced in Iraq...

nflemingjr: The CBI in Iraq is an independent agency from the government and does not need the permission from their government to RI

MZ: In case we are still under old tax laws don't use any word but "exchange"... do not say “cash in”

Q: WHAT IS YOUR PERCENTAGE **NOW**......FOR THE BANKS STILL ON MONDAY??.....

MZ: I am still saying 99.9%.. We are so stinking close!

Member: somebody in Canada reported going into a bank and then telling them come back on the 15th will be ready for you do exchange currency and ZIM

Member: https://inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.com/2019/04/zorra-call-rvgcr-is-releasing-today-at.html?

nflemingjr: I think it is very funny that Zorra is now saying the the GCR/RV is about to happen

Q: Will we the general public get prosperity pkgs?

MZ: I hear we will get a form of Prosperity package from our own strawman accounts….

MZ: I really need to give a lot more background on our investments…….i need to do an entire stream on the Reagan, Wanta Mitterand accords, Mr. Cottrell……A lot of NESARA stuff is truth ...some disinformation...whole lot of good information..debt forgiveness mortgage relief …I will try to schedule that next week…hopefully after the RV

MZ: I beleive there will be some kind of debt forgiveness,,,

Member: good link to Mr Germain https://revolutionizingawareness.com/documentaries/st-germains-world-trust/

MZ: Chris Story was a true patriot and a good friend of Mr. Cottrell.

MZ: : https://eagleonetowanta.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/MICHAEL-C-/

Member: If people really want the background story to the PP's, Google Christopher Story. He had the goods on all of them.

Q: Wasn't Chris Story murdered?

Member: Yes . Chris Story was murdered...poisoned..

Q: Any news on the super petchelli bonds Mark?

MZ: I have not heard anything on Peticelli bonds yet but I have heard Mexican gold bonds are ready to process by Monday am…this is very exciting.

Member: : friend got text yesterday saying from Wellsfargo. checked with WF branch and was a scam. Be diligent!

MZ : I have been told by a representative for the WF Group …For security and so you know its 100% from them…..you will get a letter from WF on their official WF LETTER HEAD...

Q: will the center at the 800 numbers be fully staffed?

MZ: Absolutely yes…

Q: Mark will the exchange center take all denomination of zim example 5 billion . 200 or 500 million zimbobway notes in first basket 2008-2009 year?

Member: : ZEROS - Trillion notes - Six zeros, Billion Notes - Three zeros. NO ZEROS - Million notes. THESE ZEROS WILL BE IN FRONT OF THE RATE AMOUNT NOT OFF THE BONDS!!! EX: .00000033

Member: As of the moment No zeros in front of rate offered

Member: The Zero Issue on the Zim still goes back to the Zimbabwe Law concerning changing the denomination value on it's currency. Even though it has NOW been deemed the 2008 AA/AB series are BOND NOTES because of the paper the paper Germany printed that series on is why the zeros can not be removed from the bonds but placed before the rate. ONLY two adjustments are allowed per year.

Member: One more time on the 2nd basket:Second Currency Basket: Mongolia South African Indonesia Bangladesh South Korea Pakistani West African CFA FRANC Iranian Rial if it doesn't go in 1st basket

Member: The more you weigh the harder you are to kidnap. Stay Safe - Eat cake.

Member: If you want info on our banking system read creature of jackal island by G. Edward Griffin

Member: https://eagleonetowanta.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/MICHAEL-C-/

Member: https://revolutionizingawareness.com/documentaries/st-germains-world-trust

Note: Please listen to replay for all the details…there was a lot of good information today.

Replay is https://www.twitch.tv/videos/410448928##

Or https://www.pscp.tv/w/1zqKVayoqWaxB

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DELTA » April 13th, 2019

Trade signed a joint document with the Kurdistan region to complete the files of Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization


The Ministry of Commerce signed a joint memorandum with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the Kurdistan region during a workshop in Erbil on the files to be completed for Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as the need to continue to communicate to resolve any problems that occur between the Center and the region.

The representative of the delegation of the central government, Assistant Director General of the Department of Private Sector Development Musab Osama at the opening of the workshop, that "Iraq is a federal state and Iraq's economic interest is one interest, there is no difference between Baghdad and Erbil and Basra," adding that the organization of business and standardization of views on the files of the WTO The world will have a great impact on everyone without a difference. "

The workshop, which was held in Arbil under the auspices of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the region in the framework of the Ministry of Commerce seeks to organize and unify the views on the files of Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) between the central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The workshop included a full presentation on the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the files that Iraq must complete to be a WTO member followed by bilateral meetings between representatives of ministries in the Government of the Center and their counterparts in the Government of the Region.

http://wattaennews.net/archives/26950

GodsServant » April 13th, 2019

Thanks delta this is needed and a requirement of the baby being born or as you say about to be born.............

DELTA » April 13th, 2019

(thumbs up)

Frank26 » April 13th, 2019

(big smile)

Rommy » April 13th, 2019

W = Welcome
T = To the
O = Otherside

Edna » April 13th, 2019

Not being Negative, but it seems like these clowns are back to their old "stalling games again" I pray i'm wrong.

7-FA » April 13th, 2019

IMO I believe that they are now at the point of no return and they is no going back.....IMO

KBC123 » April 13th, 2019

I haven't heard one thing about "canceling the project to delete the zeroes" this year. That alone is encouraging to me!

Frank26 » April 13th, 2019

GREETINGS FAMILY

I WISH TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE WILL NOT BE HAVING A MONDAY CONFERENCE CALL ON THE 15TH OF APRIL.

THE REASON WHY IS BECAUSE TINK AND I WILL BE CELEBRATING 42 YEARS OF MARRIAGE AND I PLAN TO MAKE THAT DAY SPECIAL FOR MY WIFE.

SO INSTEAD WE WILL MOVE NEXT WEEK’S CONFERENCE CALL TO TUESDAY APRIL 16TH AT 7PM EST.


Don961 » April 13th, 2019

Mohammed al-Halbusi to (Tigris): Washington is waiting for Iraq to rely on itself on the economic side


13-04-2019 10:36 PM

link

Speedracer » April 13th, 2019

SO AM I!!!!!! ROTFL

KBC123 » April 13th, 2019

YES!!!!! GO Iraq! Take those training wheels off!!

Frank26 » April 13th, 2019

KONA ......... REALIZE .......,............ RELY !!!

MilitiaMan » April 13th, 2019

Him stating that Washington is awaiting to rely on Iraq economically is stating to me that to rely on it's own new currency, along with energy.. imo How about you? ~ MM

Clare » April 13th, 2019

IT'S ABOUT TIME...IRAQ!!

Mark » April 13th, 2019

QUESTION IS HOW LONG WILL WASHINGTON WAIT ? IMO.... NOT MUCH LONGER AS IT HAS BEEN 16 YRS ALREADY . THE PROCESS CANNOT FAIL . PATIENCE EVERYONE WAIT FOR IT .... IT'S COMING ....IMO !

MilitiaMan » April 13th, 2019

One of the main things these folks have in common is trade with Iraq. That requires mechanisms to be in place. What are mechanisms? Well they are tools for exchange purposes. As in a medium of exchange with currencies.

Just like we see between the UAE and Korea. Those two are doing Currency Swaps between themselves again apparently. Well the UAE is as Iraq is part of the GCC. The common denominator is going to be trade in goods and services and among many other things of importance.

All the tourists will need to exchange say Won when arriving into Dinar, just as those in Jordan, China, Japan, USA, GB, Canada, etc.. Iraq will need to make change in and out of the conversion process.

Therefor having mechanisms in place now is very important.

Especially when the exchange rate changes. They'll have plenty of the medium that is necessary to satisfy the trading, etc. imo That is for local trade, however, it is more in depth than that. They'll need another mechanism for the larger players electronically and that imo would be the FX.

Now we see that the USA is calling for Iraq to rely on herself. Well to do that they'll need to rely on the new strength that goes with internationalism.

Internationalism is at a true rate with hardy fundamentals, not a forced program rate from the past. Looks to me they were told time is up. So, I would then think that they are about to use the tools they have to finally do it.

On another note. I noticed a very interesting and lengthy theme on corruption on the last thread. A large amount for one day. Even where Tamimi was replaced, she being a Finance Minister. Go figure, Iran and or Maliki connection?

The fascinating thing is also that we here in the USA just witnessed where there were approximately 8 more indictments handed down on (effectively) corruption at high levels in our Gov.

I don't imagine that Washington telling Iraq it is time to rely on yourself, doesn't have anything to do with, "We did what we needed to do and we now have things in place, so it is time for you too, Iraq. " ~ MM Thus, all the files on corruption and even Tamimi going down imo is by no coincidence. imo Time will tell. ~ MM

Foreign Minister leaves for Jordan for a four-way meeting

13th April, 2019 Extra article on previous posted

Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday, leaving its minister Mohammed al - Hakim to Jordan to participate in the Quartet meeting.

"Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim left the country for Amman, Jordan, accompanied by the head of the Investment Authority," the ministry's spokesman Ahmad al-Sahaf said in a statement received by al-Sumerian News.

"The aim of the visit is to participate in the quadripartite meeting between Iraq, Jordan, Greece and Cyprus at the level of foreign ministers; to discuss the mechanisms of new commercial and tourism investments."

"To achieve investment flows towards the Mediterranean countries within the framework of the government's tendency to diversify Iraq's commercial resources, establish economic partnerships that will achieve development, and promote reconstruction efforts."

"This meeting coincides with the aspiration of the Iraqi government to turn into a regional investment center, in which the regional economic forces converge, in light of its investment and commercial assets and promising opportunities. LINK
Iraqi-Gulf meeting is the first in more than 30 years

Economy News _ Baghdad

A high-level Iraqi Gulf meeting was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which resulted in an Iraqi-Gulf plan of action starting from Riyadh as the fruit of the first high-level meeting between Iraq and the GCC Secretariat for more than 30 years. For the launch of an investment conference in Baghdad soon, to receive Gulf investments in Iraq.

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper quoted Iraqi Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Qahtan Al-Janabi as saying that "Riyadh yesterday witnessed the launch of a strategic joint action plan between Iraq and the GCC General Secretariat, which included the signing of memorandums aimed at enhancing cooperation between the two sides in five vital sectors "He said.

Al-Janabi said that "a meeting was held yesterday in the Saudi capital Riyadh between an Iraqi delegation led by Nizar al-Khairallah, the senior agent of the Foreign Ministry and the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council, headed by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Negotiations, Joint between Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, "revealing an" investment conference, will be arranged soon in Baghdad during this year. "

"This plan was approved yesterday by the Iraqi Council of Ministers and the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which is now ready and will be worked on by both parties with a view to activating its details and forming a joint Iraqi-GCC committee."

According to Ambassador Janabi, under the plan, memoranda of understanding will soon be signed between the two parties "to strengthen cooperation and partnership in the political, security and military sectors to coordinate political positions and consultations on regional and international issues, as well as military coordination and training, to enhance security in the region and combat terrorism, the organization".

"The second sector in this plan of cooperation is the commercial and economic investment sector to explore and exploit the great opportunities in Iraq by the GCC countries and to facilitate the movement of goods between Iraq and the GCC countries by signing memorandums of understanding to facilitate the movement of goods, With the standards and customs, "pointing out that" the third sector is education, to exchange experiences and provide scholarships and cooperation and coordination of positions and twinning of universities, while the fourth sector includes health and the environment, through the adoption of health programs and the exchange of training and expertise in the medical and health. "

"The GCC countries are keen to create consensus and agreement with Iraq on the environment and its health as a vital area, especially as Iraq is an important part of the region, in the presence of other countries, to develop a strategy to protect the environment and Iraq is ready to sign and implement what is agreed upon "He said.

The Iraqi ambassador stressed that "the fifth sector in this plan is the sports sector and youth," adding that "the two sides stressed the importance of activating Iraq's membership in the GCC system in this sector specifically, and work to integrate various types of sports in Iraq with their counterparts in the GCC countries , As well as to promote youth outreach on both sides. "

A statement issued on the joint meeting between the General Secretariat of the Council of Cooperation and Iraq yesterday, and that the meeting came from linking the GCC States in Iraq, the bonds of fraternity and neighborliness, and their common interests and destiny, and lofty goals, achieving the welfare and development of peoples. The two sides agreed to form a joint committee to follow up and continue coordination and consultation between the two parties, "he said.

The two sides discussed ways to strengthen the existing relations between GCC states and Iraq in the economic, political, security, cultural, media, education, health and sports fields in the light of the joint work plan for the period from 2019 to 2024, agreed upon by the two sides.
The two sides agreed to strengthen strategic political coordination between the two sides to enhance security and stability in the region, combat terrorism and promote economic plan in the fields of trade, industry, investment, oil, energy, agriculture and the private sector.

http://economy-news.net/conten.....p?id=16214

https://www.newyorkfed.org/medialibrary/microsites/fxc/files/2010/FXC_Letter_113010.pdf

South Korea and UAE renew deal to swap currencies more than $ 5 billion for 3 years

13th April, 2019

South Korea's central bank said it had agreed to renew a currency swap agreement with the UAE to boost financial stability for both countries.

The $ 5.4 billion currency swap, first signed in 2013 and completed in October 2016, will be put into effect by April 2022, the Bank of Korea said in a statement, adding that talks to extend the deal had been postponed due to disagreements on regulatory issues.

South Korea has currency swap agreements totaling more than $ 132.8 billion with more than seven countries, including China, Canada and Switzerland. LINK

btw South Korea built a huge housing Project outside of Baghdad, don't think they don't have Dinars. Also, the IMF is talking about a new SDR currency. Now think about that. All those big names in the SDR baseket now most likely are holding Dinar.

If so, they are all going to get a big shot in the arm supporting their respective values of their currencies, just as the UAE may by being a part of the AMF basket, just as Iraq is..imo ~ MM

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Don961 » April 13th, 2019

The World Bank expects Iraq's economy to improve gradually


Friday, April 12, 2019

Baghdad / Al-Sabah - Zina Ibrahim

The World Bank Fund predicted that the economy will continue to weaken in the first half of 2019 and that growth in 2019 will slow by 0.7 percent of the global economy, while the Bank expects the Iraqi economy to gradually improve after the severe economic pressures of the last four years.

The global economic growth rate fell to 3.6 percent in 2018 and is expected to continue to decline to 3.3 percent in 2019.

The general economy has started a weak start and is expected to rise in the second half of the year as inflationary pressures ease as the outlook for trade tensions improves. Between the United States and China with the emergence of the prospects of the trade agreement and the efforts of major central banks to facilitate the economy.

At the domestic level, the bank expects the Iraqi economy to gradually improve after the severe economic pressures of the last four years. Real GDP growth is estimated at 0.6 percent in 2018, thanks to a marked improvement in security conditions and rising oil prices, reversing a 1.7 percent contraction in 2017. The non-oil economy saw rapid growth with a growth rate of 4 percent, Oil production slightly lower than in 2017 in line with the OPEC agreement.

Recently, the Iraqi economy has received a boost of confidence in the signing of several trade agreements with neighboring countries. Reconstruction efforts are proceeding at a moderate pace. Inflation remained low at 0.4 percent in 2018, but slightly higher than in 2017 due to rising domestic demand as well as rising food and transportation costs.

The economic outlook has improved due to higher oil prices and improved security, but restrictions on capital spending will hinder accelerated growth driven by recovery.

Growth is expected to rise to 8.1 percent in 2020, mainly due to higher oil production, with the OPEC agreement ending in mid-2019. Non-oil growth is expected to remain positive on the back of increased investment needed to rebuild the nation's devastated infrastructure network and consumption Private investment.

However, the recently approved 2019 budget represents a significant increase in recurrent spending. Unless there is a major reorientation in the fiscal policy of the comprehensive recovery approach, there will be limited fiscal space to support post-war recovery and long-term development. Rising spending, coupled with falling oil prices, would raise the projected budget deficit by 5.4 percent of GDP in 2019 before cutting it to around 3 percent in 2020-2021. Lower oil prices and increased imports would translate the balance of current transactions into deficits, partially financed by international reserves. link

Financial Policy

Friday, April 12, 2019

Thamer Hymes

Behind the leap of the Chinese economy is their saying (it does not matter if the cat is white or black as long as it eats rats). There is no doubt that our economy is very weak on the development side because of the cross-link between consumption and development.

When we compare our economic and developmental process with the experiences of developing countries, the results are not encouraging, as long as we do not define the problems of the relationship between state capital and private capital.

This is the source of the accusation within the contradictory economic system between the same capital flows and the mechanisms of transferring the sources of wealth abroad. Or keep their surpluses in regional banks.

The pretext of stability and the maintenance of the standard of living by monetary policy will remain an insignificant priority in the movement of capital and the conflict between the capital of the state and the capital of the state and its rent forces.

Therefore, our monetary, financial and economic policy should be drawn up to reach our economic identity to be a clearly defined infrastructure.

This financial challenge has resulted in a lack of confidence in saving to become the third or fourth country to import gold for the hoarding; to join trillions of dinars outside official and banking trading, Against the dollar and after a short period of time, the gold holder pays the dinar to benefit from the currency pairs as a legitimate hedge against the traditional interest.

This is a process of recycling that is not productive, but only a confrontation of expenses due, although the guarantee of gold free of any risk, and thus expand these directions of non-productive and unnecessary to become a sale installment payments and excessive to buy the dollar and repay it in installments convenient until the Umrah Upsets

The power of the consumer trend always comes at the expense of production as the cost of production increases against the random importer or programmed dumping and other economic complications that have negatively affected our government and private factories and most of the manufacturing industry, as well as the agricultural and animal product
Generally.

Thus, non-developmental loans are a patchwork and not a solution to the extent that they reinforce the current approach, which is determined by the currency market, which promotes consumerism on a daily basis, in order to reproduce the market economy and its necessities, which is not innocent after consuming consumption in all its manifestations. Money laundering and corruption of receivables.

We hope that the decision-makers and those responsible for the economic file will thoroughly review the financial and monetary deviations that took place in the previous years, and go beyond the mismanagement of our economic resources. link

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Aaaand here we have the crux of the problem for many libs. You throw around things like "democratically elected" with the implication "we bad, they good". I'm not disputing the CIA's involvement, but most people have very little knowledge of MOST of what happened because they enjoy the idea of us being bullies. Fine, live that way. Odd that you claim people on the Right don't understand history when the left keeps trying to do Socialism over and over. Crazy, ain't it?? Here is a simple article to expand your understanding, there are many more but I doubt you are REALLY interested in what happened anymore than Road Warrior is about Iraq. https://nationalinterest.org/feature/six-myths-about-the-coup-against-irans-mossadegh-11173?page=0%2C1 again, this is just some context that most people who study history and politics for the truth know. It doesn't change who did what or why, but explains (in a simple way....) some facts I doubt you know.
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Kerala’s film industry now has a number of fans from across the country for its crop of talented, risk-taking youngsters and innovative, realistic films. If you’ve been wondering what the fuss is all about, worry not. You can find many old and new Malayalam movies on streaming services like Hotstar, often with subtitles. So whether you adore Nivin Pauly, Fahadh Faasil, Dulquer Salmaan, Nazriya Nazim or Parvathy, settle down and work your way through this great list. 

1. Take Off  

This award-winning film, inspired by real events, traces the rescue efforts involved in bringing back a group of 19 Malayali nurses held hostage in Iraq’s Tikrit by the ISIS. The film is a treat for fans of actress Parvathy, who won her second Kerala State Film Award for this film. Take Off is also a more realistic alternative to the hyper-drama of Tiger Zinda Hai. (Pro-tip: Don’t watch the trailer. It ruins everything.)

2. Kammattipadam 

This film delves into how Kochi became the glossy-on-the-surface city it is now, on the back of land snatched from the Dalit community in the marshy lands of Kammattipadam. While the story is told from the viewpoint of Dulquer Salmaan’s character, the standout performances are by Vinayakan and Manikandan R Achari. Director Rajeev Ravi shows you Kochi as you have never seen it before.

3. Ustad Hotel  

Sit down with a cup of suleimani and watch the film that turned baby-faced Dulquer Salmaan into a hero, with the added bonus of drooling over some Malabari cuisine. The feel-good film is a must watch for Dulquer fans and for those who couldn’t get enough of him with Nithya Menen in OK Kanmani. Also, move over ‘Rowdy Baby’, ‘Appangalembadum’ will be your earworm after this. 

 

4. Premam

The “new generation” filmmakers of Malayalam cinema grew up in the ’90s and 2000s, and love taking their viewers back to those times. With its frizzy-haired heroines, boys discovering love and masculinity, Onam celebrations in colleges, and young people’s slang, Premam is a nostalgia fest for that generation, one that runs on Nivin Pauly’s charm (and the wonderfully natural Sai Pallavi). Thattathin Marayathu may have turned Pauly into a hero, but Premam established him as a bankable star.

5. Bangalore Days  

A coming-of-age film about three cousins who move to that big city adored by Malayalis for work, love and rebellion. Director Anjali Menon’s story of urban Malayali youth is more complex and less judgemental than earlier movies in the same vein. It has good performances by Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly and Dulquer Salmaan, who share great chemistry.  Bangalore Days was so popular it was remade in Tamil.

6. Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum 

A cash-strapped married couple is determined to retrieve a gold chain snatched from them while travelling on a bus. The problem is, the culprit seems to have swallowed it. With the help of their co-passengers, they catch the suspect and take him to the police station. After Maheshinte Prathikaram, Director Dileesh Pothan delivers yet again with this comedy drama starring frequent collaborator Fahadh Faasil (who is superb as the slippery thief who forces our loyalties to shift over and over again), Suraj Venjaramoodu and Nimisha Sajayan.

 

7. Koode

Joshua (Prithivaraj) returns to his home in Kodaikanal after several years to deal with a family tragedy. As he rebuilds his relationships with sister Jenny (Nazriya) and childhood friend Sophie (Parvathy), they discover painful, yet rewarding ways to heal wounds from their past. Anjali Menon’s film focuses on the emotional journey of the vulnerable male character, a far cry from the hyper-masculinity that has been made the norm by Malayalam superstars like Mohanlal and Mammootty.

8. Sandesham

“Polandine patti nee oru aksharam mindaruthu.” Say this iconic dialogue out loud and you could pick a Malayali out of any crowd. This political comedy drama is a great introduction to Sreenivasan’s particular brand of dry wit and humour. Sandesham is about two politician brothers on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum whose ambitions and petty fights drive a wedge through their family. In typical Sathyan Anthikkad style, there is a moral lesson at the end. The film is a great example of Malayalam satire at its best.

9. Ohm Shanthi Oshana

Nazriya Nazim’s Pooja is a young girl determined that she will decide who she marries. But when she falls in love with a serious, socially active young man (a dishy Nivin Pauly), she finds that there are many hurdles before the happy ending. This funny rom-com is worth watching and rewatching.

 

10. Kilukkam

Kilukkam is a cult comedy classic that you just shouldn’t miss. The film has great performances by Revathy, an eccentric tourist with a secret agenda, and the comedic pair of Mohanlal and Jagathy Sreekumar. The scenes with Thilakan and Innocent are some of the funniest in Malayalam cinema.

11. Classmates

This is a thriller in the guise of a college romance. Secrets and past resentments are picked apart when a group of people who studied together attend a reunion in memory of their deceased classmate.

12. Manichithrathazhu

More than 25 years since its release, Manichithrathazhu remains a well-made, entertaining thriller. A young couple sets up temporary home in a mansion believed to be haunted by the spirit of a dancer murdered by a powerful man who lusted after her. Shobhana won a National Award for her performance as a woman possessed by the bloodthirsty danseuse’s spirit. The film also stars Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi in lead roles. 

 

13. Oru CBI Diary Kuruppu

This movie began the Malayali fascination with the CBI. Mammootty plays Sethurama Iyer, an upright CBI officer who is called in to investigate a murder that has some powerful people very interested. This is the first in a series of popular murder mystery films.

The following films have no subtitles but are definitely worth the watch, if you understand Malayalam or can get a Malayali friend to translate as you watch.

14. Akkare Akkare Akkare 

Meet Dasan and Vijayan, two bickering friends caught in a comedy of errors while trying to do their jobs as CID officers. Mohanlal-Sreenivasan films are a genre in themselves and the 80s and early 90s were replete with these social comedies. Akkare Akkare Akkare is good introduction to their comedic collaborations. The film has a prequel in Nadodikaatu and a sequel, Pattana Praveshnam

15. Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela

In this comedy drama, a middle-aged couple struggles to break the news of the mother’s cancer diagnosis to their family. As the treatment progresses, the family must deal with the effects of the disease, unwanted advice from friends and relatives, and their own idiosyncrasies. Surprisingly, for a film about cancer, it’ll make you laugh more than cry. This feel-good movie about a dysfunctional family has a great ensemble cast led by Lal and Shanthi Krishna.

16. Yoddha 

This is the endearing tale of “Unnikuttan” and “Akkusotu”. Ashokan (Mohanlal), a young man in Kerala, finds that his destiny is linked to the young Lama of a Buddhist monastery in Nepal. A palm reader’s prophecy lands Ashokan on the streets of Kathmandu with the child monk who is on the run from a group trying to kill him. Throw in some kung fu, dark magic, family drama and Jagathy Sreekumar’s antics – and you have a fun entertainer on your hands.

17. Ennu Ninte Moideen

This is a tragic love story based on the lives of Moideen and Kanchanamala, a Muslim man and Hindu woman who fell in love in the ’60s in Kozhikode’s Mukkam village. The two fight family and social taboos to try and be with each other. The film takes you back decades with stellar performances by the cast, notably Parvathy.


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https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/04/12/41-swedish-municipalities-being-forced-take-back-isis-members/

41 Swedish Municipalities Being Forced to Take Back ISIS Members

12 Apr 2019, Chris Tomlinson

A list from the Centre for Violent Extremism (CVE) has revealed that 41 out of 290 Swedish municipalities are expected to be forced to accommodate returning Islamic State members.

The CVE invited representatives from the 41 areas to an event to teach them more about the returning terror group members in order to “provide support to the municipalities that have or may be able to receive returning children and adults from areas previously controlled by the Islamic state,” SVT reports.

The areas are being forced to take the returnees because, under Swedish law, they have Swedish passports and cannot be turned away. The returnees have the right to settle where they like and even claim social benefits, Breitbart London understands.
Around half of the 300 Swedes who went to Syria and Iraq to join the terror group have returned since 2012. Some left-wing politicians have suggested the returning fighters should be integrated back into Swedish society and even be given certain benefits to help them.
The areas are being forced to take the returnees because, under Swedish law, they have Swedish passports and cannot be turned away. The returnees have the right to settle where they like and even claim social benefits, Breitbart London understands.
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the real story why Ecuador threw out Assnage: He didn't clean up the cat litter.

so what happened to the cat?

NPR report on Assange's cat.


Moreno explained that Assange treated his hosts disrespectfully; late last year the embassy implemented a series of rules for Assange, including a requirement to be responsible for the "well-being, food, hygiene and proper care of your pet." If Assange didn't, the embassy threatened to put the cat in a shelter. In other words, it is likely that Assange didn't effectively clean up after his cat's own wiki-leaks.
apparently he gave it to his family after the embassy threatened to take it away and put it in a pound.



If I find all of this absurd, it is because boys of all ages are notorious for being messy, so hiring a part time maid to clean up after him wouldn't cost a fortune, so why is the embassy making such a big thing about it? Or maybe buy a self cleaning litter box?

Because of course this is not about being messy: they were pressuring him to leave and a lot of his messiness was about protesting this.

On the other hand, I guess he hasn't read Jordan Peterson:


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I find it is ironic that he spent years isolated in an embassy for embarassing Hillary, but Chelsey Manning not only got a pardon but a free sex change operation for releasing information that endangered soldiers in Iraq.



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Wikileaks releases massive file dump after arrest of Julian Assange. https://file.wikileaks.org/file/ ../ Afghanistan_OEF_Property_List/ 01-Jan-1984 01:01 - Charterhouse/ 01-Jan-1984 01:01 - Iraq_OIF_Property_List/ 01-Jan-1984 01:01 - WikiLeaks Spy files/ 01-Jan-1984 01:01 - anakata/ 01-Jan-1984 01:01 - aryan-nation-2009/ 01-Jan-1984 01:01 - baer-essentials/ 01-Jan-1984 01:01 - barclays-tax-avoidance-scm-censored-guardian-2009/ 01-Jan-1984 01:01 - barns-and-noble-store-management-2009/ 01-Jan-1984 01:01 - blood-and-honor-database-2009/ 01-Jan-1984 01:01 - bnd-inquiry/...

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Exactly 16 years ago a hurricane of looting was unleashed in the Iraq Museum, Baghdad and then roared all over the country to Iraq’s archaeological sites, the cradle of civilisation, destroying the memories of mankind in order to supply thousands of “respectable” middle class collectors in Europe and the USA, a process that is continuing […]
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          Assange, el hombre que sabía demasiado      Comment   Translate Page      

La lucha contra el terrorismo, la injerencia en pos de democratizar países comandados por tiranos, o las ayudas humanitarias, son algunas de las propagandas debajo de las cuales se ha ocultado el verdadero interés del país que presume ser modelo de democracia...Assange publicó un video militar clasificado en el que se observa cómo desde un helicóptero estadounidense Apache un marine asesina a 18 civiles iraquíes y dos periodistas de la agencia Reuters.

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          Right wing media organizations openly propagandize on behalf of right wing politicians. What else is new?      Comment   Translate Page      
Right wing media organizations openly propagandize on behalf of right wing politicians. What else is new?

by digby



To my mind this piece from 2017 proves that Wikileaks behaved exactly like Breitbart and Fox News, advising their preferred candidate about strategy, running derogatory stories about his rival and covering for his crimes and corruption. Recall that Trump hired Steve Bannon directly from the Breitbart editor's job to formally run his campaign.

The difference, of course, is that Breitbart and Fox don't pretend to be a "radical transparency" organization devoted to exposing government power wherever they find it. They have no problem owning the fact that they are cheap, partisan whores who are working for the advancement of an authoritarian scumbag largely in order to own the libs. That's what Julian Assange did during the 2016 election. He's just less honest about it:

Just before the stroke of midnight on September 20, 2016, at the height of last year’s presidential election, the WikiLeaks Twitter account sent a private direct message to Donald Trump Jr., the Republican nominee’s oldest son and campaign surrogate. “A PAC run anti-Trump site putintrump.org is about to launch,” WikiLeaks wrote. “The PAC is a recycled pro-Iraq war PAC. We have guessed the password. It is ‘putintrump.’ See ‘About’ for who is behind it. Any comments?” (The site, which has since become a joint project with Mother Jones, was founded by Rob Glaser, a tech entrepreneur, and was funded by Progress for USA Political Action Committee.)

The next morning, about 12 hours later, Trump Jr. responded to WikiLeaks. “Off the record I don’t know who that is, but I’ll ask around,” he wrote on September 21, 2016. “Thanks.”

The messages, obtained by The Atlantic, were also turned over by Trump Jr.’s lawyers to congressional investigators. They are part of a long—and largely one-sided—correspondence between WikiLeaks and the president’s son that continued until at least July 2017. The messages show WikiLeaks, a radical transparency organization that the American intelligence community believes was chosen by the Russian government to disseminate the information it had hacked, actively soliciting Trump Jr.’s cooperation. WikiLeaks made a series of increasingly bold requests, including asking for Trump’s tax returns, urging the Trump campaign on Election Day to reject the results of the election as rigged, and requesting that the president-elect tell Australia to appoint Julian Assange ambassador to the United States.
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Though Trump Jr. mostly ignored the frequent messages from WikiLeaks, he at times appears to have acted on its requests. When WikiLeaks first reached out to Trump Jr. about putintrump.org, for instance, Trump Jr. followed up on his promise to “ask around.” According to a source familiar with the congressional investigations into Russian interference with the 2016 campaign, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, on the same day that Trump Jr. received the first message from WikiLeaks, he emailed other senior officials with the Trump campaign, including Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, telling them WikiLeaks had made contact. Kushner then forwarded the email to campaign communications staffer Hope Hicks. At no point during the 10-month correspondence does Trump Jr. rebuff WikiLeaks, which had published stolen documents and was already observed to be releasing information that benefited Russian interests.

WikiLeaks played a pivotal role in the presidential campaign. In July 2016, on the first day of the Democratic National Convention, WikiLeaks released emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee's servers that spring. The emails showed DNC officials denigrating Bernie Sanders, renewing tensions on the eve of Clinton’s acceptance of the nomination. On October 7, less than an hour after the Washington Post released the Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women, Wikileaks released emails that hackers had pilfered from the personal email account of Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta.

On October 3, 2016, WikiLeaks wrote again. “Hiya, it’d be great if you guys could comment on/push this story,” WikiLeaks suggested, attaching a quote from then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton about wanting to “just drone” WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.

“Already did that earlier today,” Trump Jr. responded an hour-and-a-half later. “It’s amazing what she can get away with.”

Two minutes later, Trump Jr. wrote again, asking, “What’s behind this Wednesday leak I keep reading about?” The day before, Roger Stone, an informal advisor to Donald Trump, had tweeted, “Wednesday@HillaryClinton is done. #WikiLeaks.”

WikiLeaks didn’t respond to that message, but on October 12, 2016, the account again messaged Trump Jr. “Hey Donald, great to see you and your dad talking about our publications,” WikiLeaks wrote. (At a rally on October 10, Donald Trump had proclaimed, “I love WikiLeaks!”)

“Strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us,” WikiLeaks went on, pointing Trump Jr. to the link wlsearch.tk, which it said would help Trump’s followers dig through the trove of stolen documents and find stories. “There’s many great stories the press are missing and we’re sure some of your follows [sic] will find it,” WikiLeaks went on. “Btw we just released Podesta Emails Part 4.”

Trump Jr. did not respond to this message. But just 15 minutes after it was sent, as The Wall Street Journal’s Byron Tau pointed out, Donald Trump himself tweeted, “Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks. So dishonest! Rigged system!”

Two days later, on October 14, 2016, Trump Jr. tweeted out the link WikiLeaks had provided him. “For those who have the time to read about all the corruption and hypocrisy all the @wikileaks emails are right here: http://wlsearch.tk/,” he wrote.

After this point, Trump Jr. ceased to respond to WikiLeaks’s direct messages, but WikiLeaks escalated its requests.

“Hey Don. We have an unusual idea,” WikiLeaks wrote on October 21, 2016. “Leak us one or more of your father’s tax returns.” WikiLeaks then laid out three reasons why this would benefit both the Trumps and WikiLeaks. One, The New York Times had already published a fragment of Trump’s tax returns on October 1; two, the rest could come out any time “through the most biased source (e.g. NYT/MSNBC).”

It is the third reason, though, WikiLeaks wrote, that “is the real kicker.” “If we publish them it will dramatically improve the perception of our impartiality,” WikiLeaks explained. “That means that the vast amount of stuff that we are publishing on Clinton will have much higher impact, because it won’t be perceived as coming from a ‘pro-Trump’ ‘pro-Russia’ source.” It then provided an email address and link where the Trump campaign could send the tax returns, and adds, “The same for any other negative stuff (documents, recordings) that you think has a decent chance of coming out. Let us put it out.”

Trump Jr. did not respond to this message.

WikiLeaks didn’t write again until Election Day, November 8, 2016. “Hi Don if your father ‘loses’ we think it is much more interesting if he DOES NOT conceed [sic] and spends time CHALLENGING the media and other types of rigging that occurred—as he has implied that he might do,” WikiLeaks wrote at 6:35pm, when the idea that Clinton would win was still the prevailing conventional wisdom. (As late as 7:00pm that night, FiveThirtyEight, a trusted prognosticator of the election, gave Clinton a 71 percent chance of winning the presidency.) WikiLeaks insisted that contesting the election results would be good for Trump’s rumored plans to start a media network should he lose the presidency. “The discussion can be transformative as it exposes media corruption, primary corruption, PAC corruption, etc.,” WikiLeaks wrote.

Shortly after midnight that day, when it was clear that Trump had beaten all expectations and won the presidency, WikiLeaks sent him a simple message: “Wow.”

Trump Jr. did not respond to these messages either, but WikiLeaks was undeterred. “Hi Don. Hope you’re doing well!” WikiLeaks wrote on December 16 to Trump Jr., who was by then the son of the president-elect. “In relation to Mr. Assange: Obama/Clinton placed pressure on Sweden, UK and Australia (his home country) to illicitly go after Mr. Assange. It would be real easy and helpful for your dad to suggest that Australia appoint Assange ambassador to [Washington,] DC.”

WikiLeaks even imagined how Trump might put it: “‘That’s a real smart tough guy and the most famous australian [sic] you have!’ or something similar,” WikiLeaks wrote. “They won’t do it but it will send the right signals to Australia, UK + Sweden to start following the law and stop bending it to ingratiate themselves with the Clintons.” (On December 7, Assange, proclaiming his innocence, had released his testimony in front of London investigators looking into accusations that he had committed alleged sexual assault.)

In the winter and spring, WikiLeaks went largely silent, only occasionally sending Trump Jr. links. But on July 11, 2017, three days after The New York Times broke the story about Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer with connections to Russia’s powerful prosecutor general, WikiLeaks got in touch again.

“Hi Don. Sorry to hear about your problems,” WikiLeaks wrote. “We have an idea that may help a little. We are VERY interested in confidentially obtaining and publishing a copy of the email(s) cited in the New York Times today,” citing a reference in the paper to emails Trump Jr had exchanged with Rob Goldstone, a publicist who had helped set up the meeting. “We think this is strongly in your interest,” WikiLeaks went on. It then reprised many of the same arguments it made in trying to convince Trump Jr. to turn over his father’s tax returns, including the argument that Trump’s enemies in the press were using the emails to spin an unfavorable narrative of the meeting. “Us publishing not only deprives them of this ability but is beautifully confounding.”

The message was sent at 9:29 am on July 11. Trump Jr. did not respond, but just hours later, he posted the emails himself, on his own Twitter feed.

Some time after 2011 or so, Wikileaks morphed into plain old partisan yellow journalism worthy of no more respect as a journalistic organization than Newsmax or Glenn Beck's The Blaze. It's protected under the First Amendment but you can't blame liberals for being reluctant to energetically take up the cause after what he did. The ACLU will do it, no doubt, as will other defenders of free speech. But you can bet the right wingers like Trump and Hannity will run as fast as they can now that Assange is in custody and can no longer help them out.No one should ever expect the right wing to defend free speech unless it directly benefits them.

This is a good rundown of the civil liberties and press freedom concerns about the Assange charges. Even miscreant yellow journalists have a right to publish and protect their sources.




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          UK opposition Labour Party demands PM stop extradition of Assange      Comment   Translate Page      
In the UK, the opposition Labour Party wants the government to halt the extradition to the US of Julian Assange Wikileaks founder. He faces charges there related to his work with Chelsea Manning a whistle-blower revealing brutal US actions in Iraq etc.
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          A prisão de Assange é um aviso da história      Comment   Translate Page      

A prisão de Assange é um aviso da história



Desenho por Nathaniel St. Clair
O vislumbre de Julian Assange sendo arrastado da embaixada equatoriana em Londres é um emblema dos tempos. Pode contra a direita. Muscle contra a lei. Indecência contra a coragem. Seis policiais maltrataram um jornalista doente, seus olhos estremecendo contra sua primeira luz natural em quase sete anos.
Que esse ultraje aconteceu no coração de Londres, na terra da Magna Carta, deveria envergonhar e irritar todos os que temem por sociedades “democráticas”. Assange é um refugiado político protegido pelo direito internacional, o destinatário do asilo sob um estrito pacto ao qual a Grã-Bretanha é signatária. As Nações Unidas deixaram isso claro na decisão legal de seu Grupo de Trabalho sobre Detenção Arbitrária.
Mas para o inferno com isso. Deixem os bandidos entrar. Dirigido pelos quase fascistas em Trump's Washington, em aliança com o equatoriano Lenin Moreno, um judas latino-americano e mentiroso procurando disfarçar seu regime rançoso, a elite britânica abandonou seu último mito imperial: o da justiça e da justiça.
Imagine Tony Blair arrastado de sua casa georgiana de vários milhões de libras em Connaught Square, Londres, algemado, para ser enviado para a doca em Haia. Pelo padrão de Nuremberg, o "crime supremo" de Blair é a morte de um milhão de iraquianos. O crime de Assange é o jornalismo: responsabilizar os vorazes, expor suas mentiras e capacitar as pessoas em todo o mundo com a verdade.
A prisão chocante de Assange carrega um aviso para todos os que, como Oscar Wilde escreveu, “costuram as sementes do descontentamento [sem as quais] não haveria avanço para a civilização”. O aviso é explícito para os jornalistas. O que aconteceu com o fundador e editor do WikiLeaks pode acontecer com você em um jornal, você em um estúdio de TV, você no rádio, você está executando um podcast.
O principal atormentador de mídia de Assange, o Guardian, um colaborador do Estado secreto, mostrou seu nervosismo esta semana com um editorial que escalou novas alturas de doninhas. O The Guardian explorou o trabalho de Assange e do WikiLeaks no que seu editor anterior chamou de “o maior furo dos últimos 30 anos”. O jornal contornou as revelações do WikiLeaks e reivindicou os elogios e riquezas que vieram com eles.
Com nem um centavo indo para Julian Assange ou para o WikiLeaks, um livro do Guardian levou a um lucrativo filme de Hollywood. Os autores do livro, Luke Harding e David Leigh, ligaram sua fonte, abusaram dele e revelaram a senha secreta que Assange havia dado ao jornal em sigilo, que foi projetado para proteger um arquivo digital contendo cabos vazados da embaixada americana.
Com Assange agora preso na embaixada equatoriana, Harding se juntou à polícia do lado de fora e se regozijou em seu blog que “a Scotland Yard pode rir por último”. O Guardian desde então publicou uma série de falsidades sobre Assange, e não menos uma alegação desacreditada de que um grupo de russos e o homem de Trump, Paul Manafort, visitaram Assange na embaixada. As reuniões nunca aconteceram; era falso.
Mas o tom mudou agora. "O caso de Assange é uma teia moralmente emaranhada", opinou o jornal. “Ele (Assange) acredita em publicar coisas que não deveriam ser publicadas… Mas ele sempre iluminou coisas que nunca deveriam ter sido escondidas.
Essas "coisas" são a verdade sobre o modo homicida como a América conduz suas guerras coloniais, as mentiras do Ministério das Relações Exteriores britânico em sua negação de direitos a pessoas vulneráveis, como os habitantes de Chagos, a exposição de Hillary Clinton como apoiadora e beneficiária de o jihadismo no Oriente Médio, a descrição detalhada dos embaixadores americanos sobre como os governos da Síria e da Venezuela poderiam ser derrubados e muito mais. Está tudo disponível no site do WikiLeaks.
O Guardião está compreensivelmente nervoso. Policiais secretos já visitaram o jornal e exigiram e conseguiram a destruição ritual de um disco rígido. Sobre isso, o papel tem forma. Em 1983, uma funcionária do Ministério do Exterior, Sarah Tisdall, vazou documentos do governo britânico que mostravam quando as armas nucleares americanas chegariam à Europa. O Guardião foi regado de elogios.
Quando uma ordem judicial exigia conhecer a fonte, em vez de o editor ser preso por um princípio fundamental de proteção de uma fonte, Tisdall foi traído, processado e cumprido seis meses.
Se Assange for extraditado para a América por publicar o que o Guardião chama de “coisas” verdadeiras, o que impedirá o atual editor, Katherine Viner, de segui-lo, ou o editor anterior, Alan Rusbridger, ou o prolífico propagandista Luke Harding?
O que deve impedir os editores do New York Times e do Washington Post, que também publicaram pedaços da verdade que se originou com o WikiLeaks, e o editor do El Pais na Espanha, e o Der Spiegel na Alemanha e o Sydney Morning Herald na Austrália. A lista é longa.
David McCraw, advogado principal do New York Times, escreveu: “Eu acho que a acusação [de Assange] seria um precedente muito ruim para os editores… de tudo o que eu sei, ele está na posição de uma editora clássica e a lei seria temos muita dificuldade em distinguir entre o New York Times e o WilLeaks. ”
Mesmo que os jornalistas que publicaram os vazamentos do WikiLeaks não sejam convocados por um júri americano, a intimidação de Julian Assange e Chelsea Manning será suficiente. O jornalismo real está sendo criminalizado por bandidos à vista. A dissidência se tornou uma indulgência.
Na Austrália, o atual governo fascinado pelos Estados Unidos está processando dois informantes que revelaram que os espiões de Canberra grampearam as reuniões de gabinete do novo governo de Timor-Leste com o propósito expresso de enganar a pequena e empobrecida nação fora de sua própria parcela do petróleo. e recursos de gás no Mar de Timor. Seu julgamento será realizado em segredo. O primeiro-ministro australiano, Scott Morrison, é famoso por sua participação na criação de campos de concentração para refugiados nas ilhas do Pacífico de Nauru e Manus, onde crianças se machucam e se suicidam. Em 2014, Morrison propôs campos de detenção em massa para 30.000 pessoas.
O jornalismo real é o inimigo dessas desgraças. Uma década atrás, o Ministério da Defesa em Londres produziu um documento secreto que descrevia as três principais ameaças à ordem pública: terroristas, espiões russos e jornalistas investigativos. Este último foi designado como a maior ameaça.
O documento foi vazado para o WikiLeaks, que o publicou. "Não tivemos escolha", disse-me Assange. "É muito simples. As pessoas têm o direito de saber e o direito de questionar e desafiar o poder. Isso é democracia verdadeira.
E se Assange, Manning e outros no seu caminho - se houver outros - forem silenciados e “o direito de saber, questionar e desafiar” for retirado?
Na década de 1970, conheci Leni Reifenstahl, amiga íntima de Adolf Hitler, cujos filmes ajudaram a lançar o feitiço nazista sobre a Alemanha.
Ela me disse que a mensagem em seus filmes, a propaganda, não dependia de "ordens de cima", mas do que ela chamava de "vazio submisso" do público.
“Esse vazio submisso incluiu a burguesia liberal e educada?” Perguntei a ela.
“É claro”, ela disse, “especialmente a intelligentsia…. Quando as pessoas não fazem mais perguntas sérias, elas são submissas e maleáveis. Nada pode acontecer."
E fez.
O resto, ela poderia ter acrescentado, é história.
 tradução literal via computador.
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O neoimperialismo do governo Donald Trump e as guerras em 3D na Venezuela

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“O neoimperialismo, não por novo, deixa de ser imperialismo. É só um nível de maior complexidade”

As mentiras, meu filho, descobrem-se logo,
porque são de duas classes: as mentiras
que têm as pernas curtas
 e as mentiras que têm o nariz longo...
Carlo Collodi, Pinóquio
O que acontece hoje na Venezuela reclama a atualização da teoria sobre o imperialismo. O livro de Lenin foi desbordado pela história. O fato é que, desde meados do século 20, a base econômica do imperialismo mudou e como consequência surgiu uma superestrutura que a reflete e a reforça. Este é um tema que abordei em ocasiões anteriores[i] e que agora tomo apenas como ponto de partida. 


Estamos ante um imperialismo de novo tipo, que inclui o anterior, mas o supera em complexidade. Este neoimperialismo se caracterizas, em grandes traços, pelo seguinte: 
1. O capital global e a globalização capitalista. O vertiginoso desenvolvimento dos meios de comunicação, desde o início do século XX, potencializou o papel do capital comercial que, pouco a pouco, foi se articulando com o capital financeiro (fusão do bancário com o industrial) até criar o capital global com sua respectiva oligarquia. Esta união das três formas de capital em um só feixe é a base da globalização capitalista. 
2. Os monopólios da informação e da hegemonia. A possibilidade real de manipular não apenas a oferta, mas sim a demanda, determina o protagonismo, entre os monopólios tradicionais, dos monopólios da informação. Estes informam notícias que deformam a realidade, com o objetivo de formar uma opinião pública incapaz de reformá-la e muito menos de transformá-la. A missão política dos monopólios da informação é fabricar o consenso a favor do capital, ou seja, converter sua ditadura em hegemonia. 
3. A exportação de ideias e o empirismo comunicativo. À exportação de mercadorias e capitais somou-se a exportação de ideias. Para isso se traça uma política midiática que reforça mensagens que insistem nos sentidos e na comunicação, em detrimento da razão e da prática. Este empirismo comunicativo, capaz de converter as pessoas em receptores passivos de informação, constitui o complemento ideal da exportação de modelos ideológicos. 
4. A repartição cultural do mundo e as guerras em 3D. A repartição do mundo não é só econômica e territorial, mas, sobretudo, cultural. Seu axioma é elementar: quem controla as mentes domina os territórios e os mercados. Como consequência, as guerras são feitas em três dimensões, ou seja, se dirigem ao controle de zonas estratégicas, à exploração de recursos naturais e a derrubar obstáculos ideológicos que freiem o anterior. Todas as guerras imperialistas da história apelaram para um pretexto; o novo neste caso é a possibilidade real que têm os monopólios da informação de enganar a opinião pública. 
Dito de uma só vez, o neoimperialismo é a época do capital global, na qual os monopólios da informação exportam sua ideologia e repartem entre si o mundo culturalmente, mediante o empirismo comunicativo e as guerras em 3D, com o fim de garantir a hegemonia e a globalização do capital em escala planetária. Só preciso ter claro uma coisa: o neoimperialismo, não por novo, deixa de ser imperialismo. É só um nível de maior complexidade, o que exige um enfoque integral.
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Enquanto os governos norte-americanos de turno se concentravam no Oriente Médio, a esquerda foi ganhando terreno na América Latina

A guerra da Venezuela é a típica guerra em 3D

O que acontece hoje na República Bolivariana da Venezuela é um exemplo típico de guerra em 3D. Mas, ponhamos o texto em seu contexto para evitar pretextos. 
A cruzada contra o terrorismo iniciada pela administração Bush em 2001 teve como justificativa os atentados contra as Torres Gêmeas e o Pentágono, que foram o pretexto para a caça da Al Qaeda. Depois vieram as guerras contra o Afeganistão, o Iraque, a Líbia e a Síria, assim como a escalada contra o Irã, cada uma segundo um pretexto particular: ocultar Bin Laden, possui armas de destruição em massa, produzir armas nucleares, etecetera. Esta cruzada foi uma guerra neoimperialista porque não apenas pretendia controlar uma zona estratégica e seus recursos petrolíferos, como se disse uma e outra vez, para sobretudo derrubar a Grande Muralha do Islão, que freia a penetração cultural do Ocidente no mundo muçulmano. Isto foi particularmente evidente no caso do Iraque, onde não por casualidade foram destruídas e saqueadas bibliotecas, museus e sítios arqueológicos: havia que destruir um símbolo, desmontar o berço da civilização ocidental, terminar em Bagdá a história que começou na Suméria. A guerra em 3D persegue, a curto prazo, um lugar; a médio prazo, um recurso; a longo prazo, uma ideia. Esse é o esquema. 
Enquanto os governos norte-americanos de turno se concentravam no Oriente Médio, a esquerda foi ganhando terreno na América Latina. Assim que a bota norte-americana foi levantada um pouco, os povos latino-americanos, como se fosse sua tendência natural, giraram para a esquerda. Foi então que surgiram e começaram a se consolidar processos populares como o de Chávez na Venezuela, o de Correa no Equador, o de Evo na Bolívia, o de Mujica no Uruguai, o de Néstor e Cristina Kirchner na Argentina, o de Lula e Dilma no Brasil e o de Daniel Ortega na Nicarágua. Houve tentativas de subversão contra Chávez e Correa, mais um golpe de Estado a Zelaya em Honduras, é verdade; não obstante, a tendência história estava a seu favor. 
Mas no final do governo de Obama, e sobretudo desde que apareceu a administração Trump, o centro de interesse norte-americano tem se deslocado do Oriente Médio para a América Latina. Como consequência, o panorama foi mudando. Em quase todos estes países produziu-se uma virada para a direita ou foram criadas crises que puseram em xeque os governos de esquerda. Tivemos de tudo: traições no mais alto nível, como a do equatoriano Lenín Moreno e a do uruguaio Luis Almagro na OEA; mortes dolorosas, como a de Chávez e a de Fidel; golpes de Estado legais, como o aplicado a Dilma, e encarceramentos, como o de Lula no Brasil; votações populares a favor da ultradireita, como no Brasil e na Argentina; perseguições contra ex-presidentes, como acontece com Cristina e Correa; manifestações agressivas, como as da Nicarágua; e foram ensaiadas todas as técnicas de subversão contra a revolução bolivariana liderada pelo presidente constitucional Nicolás Maduro.

As quatro crises escalonadas

A atual arremetida contra a Venezuela tem todas as coordenadas de uma guerra em 3D. Para o neoimperialismo norte-americano esta guerra é necessária porque a Venezuela possui enormes reservas de petróleo certificadas, funciona como pivô entre a América do Sul e o Caribe e sobretudo, liderou a esquerda latino-americana nas últimas décadas. Outra forma é fazê-la possível a partir da criação de quatro crises escalonadas: 
1. Confiscam-se as propriedades de PDVSA nos EE. UU. e se bloqueiam as contas bancárias do Estado em terceiros países, com o objetivo de desatar uma crise econômica. 
2. Uma vez que esta situação impacta o povo venezuelano, produz-se uma crise social que o próprio governo bolivariano deve enfrentar. 
3. Dita crise é magnificada pelos meios de comunicação e se ativa a matriz de opinião de que existe uma “crise humanitária” na Venezuela. 
4. Apela-se a organismos internacionais como a OEA e a ONU para justificar uma invasão e criar uma crise militar que permita derrocar Maduro.
Mas, além disso, aqui estão todos os ingredientes do neoimperialismo. O capital global é um iceberg do qual se vê apenas a cara do multimilionário inglês Richard Branson, organizador do concerto de música na fronteira da Colômbia com a Venezuela. Através dele, os grandes monopólios da informação tratam de fabricar um consenso contra a Revolução bolivariana, apelando a um show que envolve cantores de idioma espanhol que arrastam multidões. A necessidade militar se disfarça de prazer musical. É o que um jornalista cubano chamou certeiramente de “complexo militar-musical”.
No entanto, toda a montagem, toda a hegemonia construída, é derrubada em trinta segundo, quando a espanhola Arantxa Tirado publica nas redes a imagens de uma filial do McDonald's, em Caracas, onde as pessoas lanchavam em paz. Então, o neoimperialismo tira a máscara e aparece o verdadeiro rosto da ditadura, perseguindo com fúria a espanhola que ousou desafiar seu poder global.

A guerra no ciberespaço

Há certos corolários em tudo isto que deveríamos aprender de memória: 
1. A primeira linha de combate hoje é o ciberespaço. Lembrem-se do que Lula confessou a Frei Betto, sobre o fato de que não souberam manejar a web tão bem como a direita brasileira. Só uma esquerda destra em internet pode ser um contrapeso à sinistra direita. 
2. O neoimperialismo, em gesto biônico, imita a natureza, que converte a necessidade de preservar a espécie no prazer do sexo. Essa é a base de sua hegemonia. 
3. Não basta dizer a verdade, há que saber dizê-la com ciência e com arte, fazê-la profunda e ampla, mas também desfrutável.[ii]
4. Se a escola de hoje não enfatizar a obtenção de conhecimento a partir da prática e da razão, estaremos contribuindo para criar receptores passivos de informação, vítimas da estratégia midiática, que explora os sentidos e a comunicação. 
5. Um povo incapaz de racionalizar sua prática é vulnerável à manipulação dos meios. 
6. A principal zona de combate não é a trincheira nem o congresso, é a família. É nela onde se ganham ou se perdem os debates decisivos. 
7. As fake news são true lies. A propaganda neoimperialista é uma mentira construída na base de notícias falsas, mas funciona.
8. A esquerda necessita um mecanismo de contrapropaganda ágil, inteligente, capaz de desmontar falsidades. A verdade há de ser, não só mais viril, mas também mais viral que a mentira. 
9. Os meios temem a razão e a prática porque sabem, por experiência histórica, que a revolução é a arma mais poderosa da verdade e que a verdade continua sendo a alma indiscutível de toda revolução. 

Notas:
[i] Ver: “El neoimperialismo. Del libro de Lenin a la  espiral de Tatlin” (tres partes), em La Jiribilla, nº. 849
[ii] A propósito existe um texto exemplar de Bertolt Brecht intitulado “Cinco dificuldades para dizer a verdade”.

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Parlamentares britânicos pedem extradição de Assange para a Suécia

Mais de 70 deputados assinam carta pedindo que Londres priorize possível pedido de autoridades suecas envolvendo acusação de estupro. EUA pedem extradição do australiano, o acusando de ajudar a roubar segredos de Estado.
    
Manifestantes exibem faixas dizendo free Assange diante de sede de tribunal em Londres
Manifestantes pedem libertação do fundador do Wikileaks diante de sede de tribunal em Londres
Mais de 70 parlamentares britânicos assinaram uma carta pedindo ao Ministério do Interior do Reino Unido para fazer "todo o possível" para permitir o envio de Julian Assange à Suécia, caso as autoridades suecas peçam sua extradição por um suposto caso de estupro, antes que ele seja enviado aos Estados Unidos.
Assange, de 47 anos, permanece em uma prisão britânica. O australiano foi detido na última quinta-feira na Embaixada do Equador em Londres, onde estava refugiado há quase sete anos, por descumprir as condições de liberdade condicional em 2012 e por uma solicitação de extradição das autoridades dos EUA.
Na carta – divulgada neste sábado (13/04) e assinada em sua maioria por deputados trabalhistas –, os parlamentares pedem ao ministro de Interior, Sajid Javid, que priorize um eventual pedido de extradição da Suécia para "investigar adequadamente" uma denúncia de estupro que prescreverá em agosto de 2020.
A advogada da mulher que acusa Assange de estupro pediu a reabertura do caso. O Ministério Público da Suécia não descarta reabrir a investigação contra o jornalista e ativista pelo suposto crime sexual.
A investigação original, pela qual Estocolmo pedia a entrega de Assange, foi encerrada em 2017, diante da impossibilidade de fazê-la avançar com o ativista refugiado na embaixada do Equador.
Na carta, os deputados pedem a Javid que defenda as "vítimas da violência sexual" e permita que as acusações sejam devidamente investigadas.
"Não presumimos a culpabilidade, certamente, mas acreditamos que o devido processo deveria ser seguido e a denunciante deveria ver que se faz justiça", escrevem os parlamentares. O texto foi compartilhado no Twitter pela deputada trabalhista Stella Creasy.
A carta sugere que as autoridades britânicas e americanas sabiam que o Equador iria retirar o asilo político do ativista australiano.
"Parece que as autoridades suecas não estavam a par dos planos da detenção de Assange em Londres", dizem os parlamentares na carta, e acrescentam que agradeceriam se houvesse clareza sobre se os procuradores suecos foram informados com antecedência sobre a decisão.
Por sua vez, o líder da oposição trabalhista, Jeremy Corbyn, pediu na sexta-feira que Assange não seja extraditado aos EUA.
"O governo britânico deveria se opor à extradição de Julian Assange aos EUA por revelar provas das atrocidades no Iraque e no Afeganistão", escreveu Corbyn na sua conta no Twitter.
Os EUA pedem a extradição de Assange, a quem acusam de conspiração com Chelsea Manning – militar presa por acessar e divulgar informações sigilosas que resultaram no escândalo conhecido como Cablegate – para hackear a senha de uma rede de computadores do governo.
Um tribunal em Londres o considerou culpado nesta quinta-feira de ter violado as condições de liberdade condicional em 2012, tornando-o passível de ser condenado a uma pena de até 12 anos de prisão.
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LONDON – British lawmakers are heaping pressure on the government to make sure that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape investigation against him.

There is mounting concern that Assange should not be allowed to sidestep the Swedish investigation stemming from his 2010 visit to Sweden. The complaints from two women eventually led him to seek refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London rather than return to Sweden for questioning.

Some are calling for the British government to extradite Assange to Sweden, if it makes an official request, rather than to the U.S., which seeks him on conspiracy charges.

More than 70 British lawmakers signed a letter late Friday urging Home Secretary Sajid Javid to “do everything you can to champion action that will ensure Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden in the event Sweden makes an extradition request.”

Prominent Conservative Party lawmaker Alistair Burt, a former Foreign Office minister, said Saturday that it’s “quite disturbing” to see the sexual allegations minimized.

He said the testimony of the two women makes it “essential” that Assange face justice, to either be cleared in a Swedish court or be convicted.

Assange, 47, has denied the sexual misconduct allegations, which he claims are politically motivated. He claims the sex was consensual.

Sweden suspended its investigation into possible sexual misconduct against Assange two years ago because he was beyond their reach while he was living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London with political asylum status. Prosecutors said the investigation could be revived if his situation changed.

Assange was arrested Thursday after Ecuador withdrew his asylum. He is now in Belmarsh Prison in southeast London, waiting to be sentenced for jumping bail in Britain and facing an extradition request from the United States on charges of conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer.

WikiLeaks says Assange will fight the U.S. extradition request an