May 31, 2019

The final punishment of Julian Assange reminds journalists their job is to uncover what the state keeps hidden

Robert Fisk - If we do our job, we will expose the same vile mendacity of our masters that has led to the clamour of hatred towards Assange, Manning and Snowden

I’m getting a bit tired of the US Espionage Act. For that matter, I’ve been pretty weary of the Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning saga for a long time. No one wants to talk about their personalities because no one seems to like them very much – even those who have benefited journalistically from their revelations. Read more + video.

Independent

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May 30, 2019

Malaysia wants evidence to show Russia shot down MH17

TOKYO: The Malaysian government wants strong evidence to show that Russia is responsible for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy in 2014, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.

He said Malaysia accepted the investigation report of Holland but only up to the point where the plane was brought down by a missile made by Russia. Read more.

Borneo Post

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Infuriating but not finishing Netanyahu, Liberman drags Israel back to the polls

The prime minister has long asserted that his enemies are pursuing a vendetta against him. Turns out he was looking in the wrong direction

For two years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charging that his enemies are pursuing a “vendetta” to push him out office. As criminal investigations against him gathered pace, he blamed the opposition, the media, the police, the state prosecution hierarchy and the attorney general. Read more.

Times of Israel

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May 22, 2019

State Bureau of Investigation launches probe against Poroshenko

The fifth President of Ukraine is accused of state treason

State Bureau of Investigation launched a probe under the application of Andriy Portnov, who accuses the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko of state treason, as the press office of the establishment reported. Read more.

112UA

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Why Is The Bilderberg 2019 Location Still a Secret?



We’re just weeks out from when Bilderberg normally holds its annual meeting, and so far, nothing has officially been announced regarding where the meeting will be held, who will be in attendance, or what topics they plan to discuss this year. The group typically meets at the end of May or beginning of June, but this year they have not even announced on what days the secretive elite confab will be taking place.

This is unprecedented in modern times; last year the date and location was announced in late January for the June 7-10 meeting in Turin, Italy. Read more.

Truthstream Media

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May 21, 2019

Peter & Paul Manning - Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile



Dave Emory with Peter Manning on his father Paul Manning and the horror the Manning family went through because of Paul Manning's book Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile

Laurence de Mello, May 2, 2014, in The Real Deal with Jim Fetzer. On Bormann's escape from Berlin and his life in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Also some.

Tony Gosling with Julian Charles in The Mind Renewed, Revelations Radio Network April 24, 2013. Tony Gosling, investigative radio journalist and ex-BBC.

Credits: Discussion about the origins and objectives of the infamous Bilderberg group in the run-up to.

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May 18, 2019

Life in West Bank Palestine

Anti-coup activists charged with ‘interfering’ in US raid on Venezuelan embassy

Four protesters arrested inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC have been released pending hearing – but could face up to a year in jail for trying to prevent a takeover of the building by the US-backed opposition.

Members of the Embassy Protection Collective have been released on various conditions after their arrest Thursday afternoon by heavily armed US police. Read more.

RT

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May 5, 2019

EU, Britain censure fresh US restrictions on Iran's oil, nuclear sectors

The European signatories to the 2015 Iran deal have censured recent decisions by the United to stop sanctions waivers for Iran oil imports and to impose restrictions on the country’s exports of enriched uranium.

"We ... take note with regret and concern of the decision by the United States not to extend waivers with regards to trade in oil with Iran," Britain's foreign office said in a joint statement with its German and French counterparts and the European Union (EU) on Saturday. Read more.

PressTV

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The Calm After the Storm in Venezuela: Opposition and Government Measure Support in Streets



It would seem that the April 30th coup effort by Juan Guaidó backfired and energized the Chavista base while it demoralized the opposition. Mike Fox reports from Caracas.

TRNN

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May 3, 2019

Billionaire founder of opioid firm guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe drug

The head of a leading drug manufacturer has been found guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe a dangerous painkiller to patients who did not need it, in the first criminal conviction of a pharma chief over the opioid epidemic.

A Boston jury also found John Kapoor, the 75-year-old billionaire founder of Insys Theraputics, guilty of defrauding insurance companies in the push to sell Subsys, a spray made from fentanyl, a synthetic opioid many times stronger than morphine. Read more.

Guardian

May 2, 2019

Venezuelan Military Putsch Defeated as Leopoldo Lopez Takes Refuge in Spanish Embassy

Opposition protesters clashed with security forces while government supporters swiftly mobilized to defend the presidential palace.

Caracas, April 30, 2019 (venezuelanalysis.com) – “Interim President” Juan Guaido and right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez spearheaded an unsuccessful coup attempt in Caracas on Tuesday. Read more.

Venezuelanalysis

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