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Venezuela Is An Opportunity For Russia And China To Change The World


By Paul Craig Roberts

Nothing better illustrates Washington’s opposition to #democracy and self-determination than the blatantly public #coup Washington has organized against the properly elected president of Venezuela.

#Washington has been trying to #overthrow the #Venezuelan #government for years. Washington wants the state owned oil company to be privatized so that it can fall into the hands of #US #... Show more...
 
"Ironically, if the Trump administration is serious about competing with China in Africa, or anywhere else in the developing world, it should begin by engaging the continent on its own terms rather than treating it as the venue for a geopolitical struggle against Beijing."

I could never claim to be an uncritical fan of Chinese trade with Africa -- having seen up close the kind of crap they export to countries like Mauritania, where I served with the Peace Corps -- but this piece has some teeth. Want to get African nations to take the U.S. more seriously, Trump fans? Well, start maybe by not letting Embassies almost close during the #shutdown... that is, unless we want the convo conducted on Twitter alone...

https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/united-states/article/2183622/china-has-nothing-fear-americas-africa

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Woe to the Church Called #Roman and #Catholic

5/14/05 From The #Lord, Our #God and #
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Woe to the Church Called #Roman and #Catholic

5/14/05 From The #Lord, Our #God and #Savior
The #Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

Thus says The Lord: Beware, O peoples of the #church called #mother. For she is a #harlot, a false way, a deceitful #... Show more...
 
Aleqx Q - about 2 hours ago

“Democratic confederalism is understood as a #nation-state democratic nation organization. It provides a framework, within which inter alia minorities, religious communities, cultural groups, gender-specific groups and other societal groups can organize autonomously. This model may also be seen as a way of organizing a democratic nation and #culture. The democratization process in Kurdistan is not limited to matters of form but, rather, propose a broad societal project aiming at economic, social and political sovereignty in all parts of society. It advances the building of necessary institutions and creates the instruments for democratic #self-government and control. It is a continuous and long-term process. Elections are not the only means in this context. Rather, this is a dyna... Show more...
 

Musk mulls taking Tesla private, Saudi sovereign fund builds $2B stake


Elon Musk said he’s considering taking Tesla Inc. private in a radical step that would ease pressure on the money-losing automaker.
Article word count: 627

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17709068
Posted by fludlight (karma: 1244)
Post stats: Points: 196 - Comments: 178 - 2018-08-07T18:13:45Z

\#HackerNews #builds #fund #mulls #musk #... Show more...
 
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