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DNC to Court: We Are a Private Corporation With No Obligation to Follow Our Rules

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DNC to Court: We Are a Private Corporation With No Obligation to Follow Our Rules
by Independent Voter Network
Posted May 21, 2019

DNC is a corporation, can break its own rulesUpdate: A federal judge dismissed the DNC lawsuit on August 28. The court recognized that the DNC treated voters unfairly, but ruled that the DNC is a private corporation; therefore, voters cannot protect their rights by turning to the courts:

“To the extent Plaintiffs wish to air their general grievances with the DNC or its candidate selection process, their redress is through the ballot box, the DNC’s internal workings, or their right of free speech — not through the judiciary.”

Rather than reflecting on the consternation everyday voters are having over the conduct of the Democratic presidential primary, the Democratic National Committee is doubling down on the assertion that the primary election belongs to the people who control the party — not voters. More…

The Facts:
The two main stream US political parties are both corporations. The Commission on Presidential Debates is a corporation estab lished by the Democratic and Republican parties.

Reflect On:
How the system is stacked against candidates that are not part of the duopoly that is in control of political process. Perhaps it is time to break away and vote for who you really want, not the “lesser evil”?

Who’s Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy?

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Who’s Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy?
by Jeb Sprague and Alexander Rubinstein
Posted May 20, 2019

who is behind the pro Guaido violence?The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they left Venezuela’s D.C.-based opposition with a serious PR problem. After a week of hateful outbursts, a handful of marketing strategists emerged as de facto spokespeople for the mob.

After a rough and revealing start, the reins of the campaign to seize Venezuela’s embassy in Washington are being taken over by a group of well-connected marketing and online strategists.

In this article, we will examine the backgrounds of these individuals, the platforms they use to disseminate their message, and the tactics they have employed to clamor for an embassy seizure that violates international law. We will also address how they may stand to benefit directly from an escalation of Washington’s hybrid war and a potential regime-change scenario in Venezuela. More…

The European Union is obliged to participate in US wars

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The European Union is obliged to participate in US wars
by Thierry Meyssan
Posted May 18, 2019

Syria war damageToday, US sanctions concern at least twenty countries – Belarus, Myanmar, Burundi, North Korea, Cuba, the Russian Federation, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nicaragua, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Serbia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Ukraine, Yemen and Zimbabwe. That gives us a very precise map of the conflicts led by the Pentagon, assisted by the US Department of the Treasury (USDT).

The expression « economic war » was waved about for decades to indicate heightened competition. This is no longer true today – we are now talking about a real killing war.

The Syrians, who have just won an eight-year military war against NATO’s jihadist mercenaries, are destabilised by this economic war, which imposes strict rationing of electricity, gas and oil, and provokes the closing of factories which had only just been reopened. At best, they can be relieved that the Empire did not inflict these two forms of war at the same time. More…

War with Iran Would Be a Catastrophic Error

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War with Iran Would Be a Catastrophic Error
by Marianne Williamson
Posted May 17, 2019

US war devastationIn order to have peace in the world, we cannot just rely on war. We have to cultivate peace.

As we speak — the United States has ordered all non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq immediately, citing concerns about possible imminent threats from Iran against US forces.

If you have a feeling you’ve heard this before, it’s because yeah, you have.

We remember Iraq and WMD’s and the “terrible threat” used as justification for invasion of a country that had done nothing to do with 9/11. Uh, that went well…

Make no mistake about it. We’re witnessing in real time the same crowd doing the same thing all over again. We were told that Iraq was very different than Vietnam, and now we’re being told that Iran is different than Iraq. But I am telling you. No, it is not — any more than a philandering husband might say, “This has nothing to do with what happened before! The other one’s name was Susan and this is Barbara!” More…

The Facts:
The US has a long history of starting wars under false pretenses. It is now in the process of preparing for 2 separate wars, Venezuela and Iraq.

Reflect On:
The US did not win the wars they started under false pretenses in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. These countries are significantly smaller and less powerful than Iran. What makes the planners think this will be any different?

History’s Dire Warning: Beware False-Flag Trigger for Long-Sought War with Iran

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History’s Dire Warning: Beware False-Flag Trigger for Long-Sought War with Iran
by Whitney Webb
Posted May 15, 2019

Is US preparing another false flag, this time with Iran?Israel’s “false flag” attack on the U.S.S. Liberty in 1967 cost 34 American lives.

Dick Cheney planned to disguise U.S. troops as Iranians to fire on American ships to start a war.

With Bolton and Israel on the warpath, the risk of another similar act is higher than ever.

With the beat of Washington’s war drums continuing to grow, particularly following the Monday revelation of a government plan to send as many as 120,000 troops to counter Iran, the threat of an “accidental” provocation or a “false flag” is also becoming increasingly likely. As MintPress recently reported, the possibility of an “accident” leading to open conflict between the U.S. and Iran is now being openly stated by top European officials — such as U.K. Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt — following meetings with noted Iran hawk and current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. More…

The Facts:
False flag attacks blaming others have been used by various government throughout history.

Reflect On:
Be discerning and do not believe everything you hear on the news. Learn to recognize the fear based propaganda that prepares for the event and then covers the event in an effort to win public support for some objective.

Humanitarian Aid Blocked from Entering Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C.

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Humanitarian Aid Blocked from Entering Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C.
By David Swanson
Posted May 12, 2019

blocking food delieveries to Venezuela embassy in DCWhy is it unacceptable to keep humanitarian aid out of Venezuela, but acceptable to keep it out of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C.? Again, the facts are not what is most widely reported. The U.S. government ordered the Embassy staff out but did not lose its obligation to protect the embassy from takeovers.

The Embassy staff asked peace activists to protect the Embassy, and they are trying to do so. But the Secret Service, the D.C. Police, and a gang of pro-coup thugs threatening and engaging in violence and vandalism have created a siege.

The nonviolent protectors inside the embassy are now cut off from food, water, medicine, electricity, and communications. Those attempting to deliver humanitarian aid have not yet had their vehicles burned but have been assaulted and thrown to the ground and arrested by “law enforcement” soldiercops. More…

The Facts:
The US is in the process of attempting another overthrow of a foreign government by fomenting dissent and financing and arming a coup.

Reflect On:
Remember the US response when Russia was accused of meddling in out elections? Why is it acceptable for the US to do this to other nations, but not OK when it is done to the US?

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