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US threatens nuclear arms race 'into oblivion' as it kills another treaty and mulls bomb tests

The Grayzone
The Trump administration continues to undermine global arms control and increase the threat of a nuclear weapons race with Russia and China. The U.S. has announced plans to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, which allows participants to launch joint surveillance flights in a bid to avert military conflict.
Trump officials have also rejected talks on renewing New START and reportedly discussed conducting the first US nuclear test since 1992. All this comes as Trump's arms control envoy said that Trump can outspend Russia and China on nuclear weapons "into oblivion."

New court files expose Sheldon Adelson’s security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange

An exclusive investigation by The Grayzone reveals new details on the critical role Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands played in an apparent CIA spying operation targeting Julian Assange, and exposes the Sands security staff who helped coordinate the malicious campaign.
by Max Blumenthal
I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole.

–Mike Pompeo, College Station, TX, April 15, 2019
Part 4 - One camera feed for Ecuador, another for “the American client”
Two former UC Global workers and the ex-business partner said Morales began implementing a sophisticated spying operation at the embassy in London in June 2017. His testimony was corroborated by emails Morales sent to employees who oversaw the surveillance.
Before that point, the cameras in and around Ecuador’s embassy in London were standard CCTV units. Their sole function was to detect intruders. Most importantly, they did not record sound. 
To transform the cameras from security instruments into weapons of intrusion, Morales…

How big wireless lobbied governments to build 5G for citizen data collection and surveillance

While selling 5G technology to the public as a means for faster downloads, Big Wireless — comprising a web of telecom companies, lobbyists and law firms– is spending millions to lobby governments the world over to implement the next generation of cellular technology because of its potential for data collection and surveillance of citizens.
by Derrick Broze 
Part 5 - 5G Conspiracy Theorists?
Despite the diverse credentials of the mass movement against 5G, the opposition has largely been derided as conspiracy theorists or quacks who don’t understand the electromagnetic spectrum. In March 2019, William Broad of the New York Times wrote a piece promoting the idea that those who are concerned about the health effects of 5G are simply falling prey to Russian propaganda designed to make America lose the Race to 5G. His article, “Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise.”, sought to place the blame for concern around 5G on the shoulders of America’s favorite boogey…

ΜέΡΑ25: O κ. Στουρνάρας να απομακρυνθεί από την Διοίκηση της Τράπεζας της Ελλάδος

Το ΜέΡΑ25 κρίνει ότι ο κ. Στουρνάρας όχι μόνο δεν πρέπει να παραμείνει Διοικητής της ΤτΕ αλλά ότι θα έπρεπε να έχει απομακρυνθεί από καιρό για τέσσερεις συγκεκριμένους λόγους:
1ος Λόγος: Παράβαση καθήκοντος την 15η Δεκεμβρίου 2014 όταν “προέβλεψε” έλλειψη ρευστότητας στην αγορά – κάτι που δεν επιτρέπεται ποτέ σε κανέναν Διοικητή Κεντρικής Τράπεζας. Η δήλωσή του εκείνη ήταν ο προπομπός στην επιχείρηση ασφυξίας μιας κυβέρνησης που δεν είχε ακόμα εκλεγεί και οδήγησε σταθερά στα capital controls και την επικράτηση της τρόικας.
2ος Λόγος: Παράβαση καθήκοντος όταν παραβίασε το Άρθρο 4 του Καταστατικού της ΤτΕ [το οποίο ορίζει ότι «…η Τράπεζα στηρίζει τη γενική οικονομική πολιτική της Κυβέρνησης»] εισηγούμενος, όπως ο ίδιος ομολόγησε στην Επιτροπή Διαφάνειας και Θεσμών της Βουλής, στον πρόεδρο της ΕΚΤ «να μην ακούει» τον υπουργό Οικονομικών!
3ος Λόγος: Εποπτική ανεπάρκεια. Σύμφωνα με το ΣτΕ, η ΤτΕ αποτελεί διοικητική αρχή για την εποπτεία επί των πιστωτικών ιδρυμάτων και τον έλεγχο της πίστ…

When the US imperialist machine is using controversial books to build its propaganda

globinfo freexchange
It seems that the US imperialist machine is using the same methods it was using forty years ago at the dawn of neoliberalism and the rise of neoconservatives. One of these methods involves controversial books - often filled with inaccuracies, exaggerations, or even false facts - which were taken for granted in order to permit the imperialists to build a convenient propaganda.
As The Grayzonereported recently [most important parts highlighted]:
The U.S. assassination of Qassem Soleimani in January touched off a new wave of disinformation about the top Iranian major general, with Trump administration allies branding him a global terrorist while painting Iran as the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism. Much of the propaganda about Soleimani related to his alleged responsibility for the killing of American troops in Iraq, along with Iran’s role in Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen.

But a second theme in the disinformation campaign, which has been picked up by mai…

Chris Hedges interviews Howie Hawkins, Green for President

Howie Hawkins
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and public intellectual, Chris Hedges, speaks with Howie Hawkins about the political landscape in 2020, "lesser evilism" and more.

The murderous history and deceitful function of the CIA

The Intercept
Glenn Greenwald talks to journalist Vincent Bevins about his newly launched book, The Jakarta Method. The book examines the series of mass murder programs engineered by the CIA with the purported goal of fighting communism during the Cold War, and how the consequences of these programs shape the global order -- and U.S. politics -- to this day.

Revealed: The Economist magazine's role in US-backed coups & the rise of neoliberal capitalism

Going Underground
Alexander Zevin, author of Liberalism at Large: The World According to The Economist, exposes The Economist’s deep involvement in promoting free trade and the Laissez-faire disaster in Ireland during the Irish famine, pushing Western foreign policy goals such as the Pinochet coup in Chile, to the coup in Iran in 1953, to US-backed regime change operations  in Venezuela today. 
He also discusses the class dimension to the rise of The Economist magazine, and why it is so highly sought after for advertising purposes.

What comes after capitalism

DiEM25
Free market capitalism died over a 100 years ago and gave way to monopoly capitalism. Monopoly capitalism is now not even able to reproduce itself, let alone sustain the planet, common decency etc. 
But what comes next?

India's rural poor suffer most under lockdown

Democracy Now!
India just saw its biggest spike in coronavirus cases in 24 hours with 6,000 new reported infections, as an estimated 3 million seek shelter from a powerful cyclone and tens of thousands have no work or food. Democracy Now! went to Mumbai for an update from renowned journalist P. Sainath, founder of the People's Archive of Rural India.