2020-01-06: Social Media Postees

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Netanyahu backs away from Soleimani assassination, warns ministers to 'stay out' of purely 'American event'
rt.com | 2020-01-07
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly warned his cabinet not to get too involved in the US murder of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, lest Tel Aviv gets dragged into the escalating conflict between Washington and Tehran. | "The assassination of Soleimani isn't an Israeli event but an American event. We were not involved and should not be dragged into it," Netanyahu reportedly told his security cabinet during a meeting on Monday, as cited by Israel's Channel 13. He advised ministers to avoid speaking to the media about Thursday's targeted assassination beyond supporting the US right to defend itself, so…
rt.com/news/477604-netanyahu-distances-israel-soleimani-killing/

'Keep out of Libya!' Gruesome videos of Tripoli military academy strike emerge as UN envoy decries foreign meddling
rt.com | 2020-01-07
Shocking videos have emerged online, showing what appears to be a drone strike on a Libyan military academy — instantly killing dozens of cadets and wounding just as many — as well as its bloody aftermath. | At least 30 trainees were killed and another 33 injured in the Saturday strike, health officials of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) said, noting the total death toll could still increase. | In one video circulating online, somewhat grainy and taken from a distance, a column of trainees is briefly seen in marching formation before it is obliterated by a direct hit that come…
rt.com/news/477607-libya-military-academy-bombing/

'No Laughing Matter': Watch This Classic Anti-War George Carlin Routine US Rep. Ilhan Omar Shared
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2020-01-06
"I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions," said the famous standup comic in 1992 following the first Gulf War. "I don't just roll over when I'm told to. Sad to say, most Americans just roll over on command—not me." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/george_carlin_anti-war.jpg
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'We're not allowed to talk about anything wrong in the Democratic Party' — AOC trashes the Democratic establishment
rt.com | 2020-01-06
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the chief architects of the Democrats' leftward shift, has hit out at her party for fielding candidates like the centrist Joe Biden, and said "we're not allowed to talk" about party division. | Ocasio-Cortez considers herself "one of the most hated people in America," she told New York magazine in an interview published on Monday. Since a surprise electoral victory over a ten-term incumbent Democrat in 2018, she's since become the face of her party's emboldened progressive wing, alongside 'The Squad' of fellow Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (Michigan), Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and M…
rt.com/usa/477602-aoc-interview-joe-biden-/

'We're not allowed to talk about anything wrong in the Democratic Party' — AOC trashes the Democratic establishment
rt.com | 2020-01-06
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the chief architects of the Democrats' leftward shift, has hit out at her party for fielding candidates like the centrist Joe Biden, and said "we're not allowed to talk" about party division. | Ocasio-Cortez considers herself "one of the most hated people in America," she told New York magazine in an interview published on Monday. Since a surprise electoral victory over a ten-term incumbent Democrat in 2018, she's since become the face of her party's emboldened progressive wing, alongside 'The Squad' of fellow Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (Michigan), Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and M…
rt.com/usa/477602-aoc-interview-joe-biden-/

Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump's lie of 'imminent attacks'
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-06
The Trump administration claimed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning "imminent attacks" on US interests when it assassinated him. That…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/06/soleimani-peace-mission-assassinated-trump-lie-imminent-attacks/

Buttigieg and Biden Are Masters of Evasion
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-06
In a recent New Yorker profile of Pete Buttigieg, one sentence stands out: "Watch Buttigieg long enough and you notice that he uses abstraction as an escape hatch." Evasive platitudes are also routine for Joe Biden, the other major Democratic presidential candidate running in what mainstream journalists call "the center lane." Jim Hightower has observed that…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/06/buttigieg-and-biden-are-masters-of-evasion/

Buttigieg and Biden Are Masters of Evasion
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-06
In a recent New Yorker profile of Pete Buttigieg, one sentence stands out: "Watch Buttigieg long enough and you notice that he uses abstraction as an escape hatch." Evasive platitudes are also routine for Joe Biden, the other major Democratic presidential candidate running in what mainstream journalists call "the center lane." Jim Hightower has observed that…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/06/buttigieg-and-biden-are-masters-of-evasion/

Naomi Klein: Climate Solutions That Neglect Inequality Are Doomed to Fail
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-06
California has warmed by approximately 3 degrees Fahrenheit (3 ∞F) over the last century. Heat waves are more common and increase the risk of wildfires in the state. What does climate justice look like, therefore, and for whom? Will cities grappling with environmental disasters consider the racial and economic inequalities that intersect with climate change action? Author and activist Naomi Klein has a few thoughts. | Laura Flanders: It's been a year since the Camp Fire. You went back th…
truthout.org/articles/naomi-klein-climate-solutions-that-neglect-inequality-are-doomed-to-fail/

Targeted Assassination, Will Iran Seek "Strategic Revenge"?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-06
The US and Western partners are contemptuous of peace, stability, equity, justice, and the rule of law — waging war on humanity by hot and other means. | Where is the outrage in the West over the Trump regime's assassination of …
globalresearch.ca/us-led-western-contempt-rule-law/5699704

Native People urge peace and friendship with Iran, demand U.S. get out of Iraq
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2020-01-06
Native Americans spoke out today, urging peace and friendship with the people of Iraq and Iran, and called out Trump for assassinations and provocations to escalate war.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829437.php

Monterey Protest: No War on Iran! U.S. Out of Iraq!
Monterey Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2020-01-06
Window On The Bay / Monterey Waterfront Park, Del Monte Ave, Monterey, California 93940…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829421.php

Censorship in Canada? Vanessa Beeley's Talks on Syria
John Ryan | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-06
White Helmets Vanessa Beeley is a British journalist who was invited to Canada in the fall of 2019 to present talks in seven cities on the conflict in Syria. The sponsors of her speaking tour were several anti-war groups, including the Geopolitical Economy Research Group, the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, and Peace Alliance …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/censorship-in-canada-vanessa-beeleys-talks-on-syria/

No War with Iran! (San Mateo)
San Mateo Peace Action | indybay.org | 2020-01-06
corner 3rd Ave and El Camino | 300 So El Camino Real | San Mateo, CA 94402…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829424.php

Hundreds of protesters for peace come out in Pacific Northwest Jan. 4
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-06
Reports from Seattle, Spokane, Kennewick and Boise…
liberationnews.org/hundreds-of-protesters-for-peace-come-out-in-pacific-northwest-jan-4/

Jan 4, 2020: 5,000 March for Peace in San Francisco
We Are The Many | indybay.org | 2020-01-06
With only two days' notice and during the winter vacation, some 5,000 people managed to take over the streets of San Francisco, filling two wide blocks near Fifth and Mission, as we marched past the San Francisco Chronicle building on January 4, 2020, a clear, sunny 55 degree day for a peace march protesting Nazi Trump's war against Iran.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829441.php

Trump's Iran Aggression Sparks Protests Across America, World
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-06
The weekend saw more than 70 spontaneous or hastily organized demonstrations across America in opposition to the Trump administration's warlike actions against Iraq and Iran. On January 3, the United States carried out a drone strike in Baghdad that killed Major General Qasem Soleimani of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Soleimani was commonly se…
mintpressnews.com/trump-iran-aggression-protests-america-world/263933/

Trump says 'more war,' people say 'no war'
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-06
Anti-war protests were held across the US and UK over the weekend in response to the targeted assassination of Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Al-Quds forces. People protested in around 80 cities in the US against this provocative act which has been widely condemned for bringing the entire West Asia to the brink of war.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/06/trump-says-more-war-people-say-no-war/

Sacramento Protest: U.S. Troops Out of Iraq! No War on Iran!
ANSWER Coalition & others | indybay.org | 2020-01-06
Intersection of 9th Street and K Street, Downtown Sacramento…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829419.php

No to Disastrous War With Iran
Joseph Gerson | commondreams.org | 2020-01-06
Trump's ignorant threat of responding to Teheran's retaliation by destroying 52 critical targets across Iran can only result in spiraling escalation and to wider war that will consume lives across the Middle East and likely here in the United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/iran_protest.png
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Amid rising protests, House plans vote against Trump war on Iran
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-06
WASHINGTON–Amid rising protests in the streets and online against President Donald Trump's looming war on Iran, the Democratic-run U.S. House plans to vote on a measure banning that war without congressional approval. The resolution, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her colleagues, will invoke the 1973 War Powers Act and order Trump not to go to …
peoplesworld.org/article/amid-rising-protests-house-plans-vote-against-trump-war-on-iran/

Protest in Davis: No War on Iran! U.S. Troops Out of Iraq!
Yolo Grassroots Collective | indybay.org | 2020-01-06
B Street and 5th Street, Davis, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/03/18829420.php

Urgent Call For Action Against A U.S. War On Iran
Democratic Socialists of America | indybay.org | 2020-01-06
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) emphatically opposes a U.S. war with Iran. In light of the U.S.'s act of war against Iran, putting the two nations close to the brink of war, DSA calls on all members and chapters to mobilize against yet another U.S. war in the Middle East.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829433.php

An Eyewitness to the Horrors of the US 'Forever Wars' Speaks Out
Kathy Kelly | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-06
The 2003 "shock and awe" bombing of Iraq had finally stopped. From the balcony of my room in Baghdad's Al Fanar Hotel, I watched U.S. Marines moving between their jeeps, armored personnel carriers, and Humvees. They had occupied the street …
globalresearch.ca/eyewitness-horrors-us-forever-wars-speaks-out/5699734

Venezuela: Guaido Replaced as Parliament Head in Disputed Vote
Lucas Koerner | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-06
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was handed a defeat Sunday in his bid to secure reelection as president of the country's National Assembly (AN). | With the votes of reportedly 81 of 150 lawmakers, opposition Deputy for Yaracuy State Luis Parra…
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-guaido-replaced-parliament-head-disputed-vote/5699817

Iraq's Worst Fears Have Come True: a Proxy War on Its Doorstep
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-06
The killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani by a US drone at Baghdad airport is an act of escalation by President Donald Trump that ensures that Iraq faces a violent future. It may not lead to a full-scale military conflict, but Iraq will be the political and military arena where the US-Iranian rivalry will be fought out.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/06/iraqs-worst-fears-have-come-true-a-proxy-war-on-its-doorstep/

Ukranian Whistleblower Reveals MH-17 Tragedy Was Orchestrated by Poroshenko and British Secret Service
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-06
Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH-17), that was shot down on July 17, 2014 in the Donbass region of Eastern Ukraine, killed all passengers onboard and was immediately blamed on pro-Russia Donbass volunteer militias fighting against henchmen of the Maidan civil …
globalresearch.ca/ukranian-whistleblower-reveals-mh-17-tragedy-orchestrated-poroshenko-british-secret-service/5699826

The Inauthentic Opposition is "Stunned" by a Crime it Encouraged
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-06
Top Democrats are "stunned" that Trump impulsively ordered the killing of "the commanding general of a sovereign government" (New York Times) — Iran's Maj. Gen. Qassim Soliemani –on the sovereign territory of Iraq without the permission of Iraq's government. The imperial assassination of Soliemani is a criminal act of war guaranteed to provoke a reaction that could produce a regional war involving U.S. forces in the Middle East.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/06/the-inauthentic-opposition-is-stunned-by-a-crime-it-encouraged/

The Inauthentic Opposition is "Stunned" by a Crime it Encouraged
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-06
Top Democrats are "stunned" that Trump impulsively ordered the killing of "the commanding general of a sovereign government" (New York Times) — Iran's Maj. Gen. Qassim Soliemani –on the sovereign territory of Iraq without the permission of Iraq's government. The imperial assassination of Soliemani is a criminal act of war guaranteed to provoke a reaction that could produce a regional war involving U.S. forces in the Middle East.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/06/the-inauthentic-opposition-is-stunned-by-a-crime-it-encouraged/

Israel's Fingerprint Are All Over the Assassination of Qasem Soleimani
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-06
The fingerprints of Israeli intelligence, the Mossad, are unmistakably present in the assassination. It is plausible that the attack at Soleimani's convoy was a joint CIA-Mossad operation.
mintpressnews.com/israel-mossad-fingerprints-assassination-qasem-soleimani/263923/

The "Great Game" is Afoot: Killing Soleimani Reflects US Desperation in the Middle East
Ramzy Baroud and Romana Rubeo | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-06
By killing top Iranian military commander, Qasem Soleimani, American and Israeli leaders demonstrated the idiom 'out of the frying pan into the fire.' US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are both politically and legally embattled — the former has just been impeached and the latter is dogged by an Attorney General …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/the-great-game-is-afoot-killing-soleimani-reflects-us-desperation-in-the-middle-east/

Was Soleimani Framed by Trump? In Baghdad to Receive US Supported "De-escalation Proposal" from Saudi Arabia
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-06
On January 5, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi reportedly provided additional details into the US assassination of the commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Qods Force, Qassem Soleimani. | According to the available data, the Iranian commander arrived in …
globalresearch.ca/iraqi-prime-minister-soleimani-arrives-baghdad-receive-de-escalation-proposal-saudi-arabia-trump-supported-initiative/5699777

Trump's Mass Deception on Iran
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-06
Virtually all politicians lie, none in memory more repeatedly and egregiously than Trump. | It's so excessively over the top it begs the question. Is he unable to distinguish between facts and fiction or is he inherently deceptive by nature? | His …
globalresearch.ca/trump-mass-deception-iran/5699705

A State of War Exists Between the US and Humanity
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-06
There's no ambiguity about what's going on globally. | Washington's geopolitical agenda is all about seeking dominance over other countries, their resources and populations worldwide — by whatever it takes to achieve its aims, notably by brute force and other hostile …
globalresearch.ca/state-war-exists-between-us-humanity/5699788

The massacre of Colombia's social leaders continues
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-06
In the last two weeks, at least eight social leaders and militants were brutally killed by gunmen in Colombia. These attacks are part of a larger trend of targeting those who work with oppressed communities in the country.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/06/the-massacre-of-colombias-social-leaders-continues/

The Government is Torturing Chelsea Manning! Does Anyone Give a Damn?
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-06
Chelsea Manning is being tortured for her refusal to testify before a federal grand jury. She already has told a military court as a whistleblower while in the Army about documents pertaining to alleged war crimes that were committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. She has already been tortured and imprisoned for releasing that information once ("Collateral Murder" video,…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/06/the-government-is-torturing-chelsea-manning-does-anyone-give-a-damn/

Disruptive Assassinations: Killing Qassem Soleimani. Trump Promises "Bombing 52 Iranian Sites"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-06
On the surface, it made not one iota of sense. The murder of a foreign military leader on his way from Baghdad airport, his diplomatic status assured by the local authorities, evidently deemed a target of irresistible richness. "General Soleimani …
globalresearch.ca/disruptive-assassinations-killing-qassem-soleimani/5699716

Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the Illegal Murder of Soleimani
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-06
In one of the series of blatant lies the USA has told to justify the assassination of Soleimani, Mike Pompeo said that Soleimani was killed because he was planning "Imminent attacks" on US citizens. It is a careful choice of …
globalresearch.ca/lies-bethlehem-doctrine-illegal-murder-soleimani/5699820

Antiwar posts go viral on social media after US murder of Iranian general
wsws.org | 2020-01-06
On Twitter and other social media platforms, youth from every region of the globe expressed their opposition to war and the possibility of nuclear annihilation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/06/anti-j06.html

The Government is Torturing Chelsea Manning! Does Anyone Give a Damn?
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-06
Chelsea Manning is being tortured for her refusal to testify before a federal grand jury. She already has told a military court as a whistleblower while in the Army about documents pertaining to alleged war crimes that were committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. She has already been tortured and imprisoned for releasing that information once ("Collateral Murder" video,…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/06/the-government-is-torturing-chelsea-manning-does-anyone-give-a-damn/

Iraqi Parliament Resolves to Kick Out US Troops, and Trump Threatens Mother of All Sanctions
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2020-01-06
Abdulmahdi's account makes nonsense of everything Trump and Pompeo and Esper are saying about the circumstances of the murder of Soleimani. (Photo Credit: Creative Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/iraq_0_0.jpeg
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Trump threatens Iraq with 'very big sanctions' unless it pays back BILLIONS for an airbase if US troops are forced to withdraw
rt.com | 2020-01-06
Iraq should brace for sanctions that will make the ones placed on Iran look weak in comparison if it kicks out the US troops without first covering the costs for an airbase, US President Donald Trump said. | "We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that's there. It cost billions of dollars to build, long before my time. We're not leaving unless they pay us back for it," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Sunday. | The punitive measures that the US is ready to slap on its supposed ally in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) will be even harsher than the crippling sanctions al…
rt.com/news/477539-iraq-sanctions-base-withdrawl/

Millions of Iranians Attend Soleimani's Funeral in Tehran
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-06
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians flooded the streets of Tehran on Monday to bid farewell to the Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed last Friday by the U.S. military in Baghdad. | RELATED: | Trump Says Tweets Serve as 'Notification' to US Congress in Case of War | Leading the funeral procession was the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who broke down in tears as he commeorated the late general's contribution to the Islamic Republic. | Iranian state t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Millions-of-Iranians-Attend-Soleimanis-Funeral-in-Tehran-20200106-0002.html

UK urges Baghdad to allow its troops to continue 'vital work' as Iraqi parliament calls for withdrawal of all foreign forces
rt.com | 2020-01-06
The UK government has expressed opposition to an Iraqi resolution demanding the expulsion of foreign troops, arguing that British soldiers play a critical security role in the country. | The removal of foreign military forces would prevent the US-led coalition from continuing its "vital work" countering Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq, a UK government spokesman argued. | Iraq's parliament passed the motion on Sunday following the US-ordered assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, in Baghdad. The resolution is non-binding and has not yet been adopted as an official…
rt.com/news/477567-uk-iraq-troop-withdrawal-iran/

Not his 'vision' for Pakistan: Imran Khan condemns violence at Sikh shrine
rt.com | 2020-01-06
Prime Minister Imran Khan has denounced a violent altercation that occurred at a Sikh holy site in Pakistan, stressing that his government would not tolerate sectarian strife in the country. | Writing on Twitter, Khan said the incident outside the Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib was "condemnable" and "goes against [his] vision". He said Islamabad had "zero tolerance" for such actions, and that perpetrators of religion-fueled violence would not receive sympathy from the police or judiciary. | In contrast, Modi's RSS vision supports minorities oppression & the targeted attacks against Muslims are part of…
rt.com/news/477546-khan-sahib-attack-sikh-pakistan/

America Escalates Its "Democratic" Oil War in the Near East
Michael Hudson | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-06
The mainstream media are carefully sidestepping the method behind America's seeming madness in assassinating Islamic Revolutionary Guard general Qassim Suleimani to start the New Year. The logic behind the assassination this was a long-standing application of U.S. global policy, not just a personality quirk of Donald Trump's impulsive action. His assassination of Iranian military leader Suleimani was indeed a unilateral act of war in violation of international law, but it was a logical step in a long-standing U.S. strategy. It was explicitly authorized by the Senate in the funding bill for the Pentagon that it pa…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/06/america-escalates-its-democratic-oil-war-in-the-near-east/

Beijing slams Washington for fueling tensions in Middle East with 'military interventionism'
rt.com | 2020-01-06
China has accused the US of having a destabilizing presence in the Middle East, describing growing animosity between the United States and Iran as a threat to regional security. | The US should not misuse its military power, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said during a press briefing on Monday. He also called on Washington and Tehran to show restraint and avoid an escalation of tensions in the wake of a US drone strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force. | "Power politics are neither popular nor sustainable," Shuang added, as quoted by Reuters. | The US' r…
rt.com/news/477551-china-us-stability-middle-east-iran/

Hey Bird Brain!
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-06
Hey Bird Brain! Seagulls were feeding on fish In the river when Geese swooped down and elbowed in And off the seagulls flapped and flew And landed again Near Keap and Metropolitan And eyed a rain-soaked heap of bread Upon which fifteen pigeons fed And said: hey, let's eat that instead Despite its lack of…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/06/hey-bird-brain/

Education and the Breakdown of Democracy
Creston Davis — Ann Rutledge | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-06
We applaud Ronald J. Daniels' Washington Post op-ed (December 31, 2019) on the shortcomings of American tertiary education. As professionals with a deep commitment to educating next-generation citizens and leaders, we concur with his critique of American education and join his call to universities to enable young people to…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/06/education-and-the-breakdown-of-democracy/

Real Democracy Requires a Separation of Money and State
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-06
As we enter a new year, the running battle between the world's governments and the world-changing technology known as "cryptocurrency" continues. As 2019 drew to an end, Swiss president Ueli Maurer asserted that Facebook's digital currency (not a real cryptocurrency), Libra, has failed "because central banks will not accept the basket of currencies underpinning it."
counterpunch.org/2020/01/06/real-democracy-requires-a-separation-of-money-and-state/

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