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Iran Remembers When U.S. Killed 300 of Its Citizens, Now Americans Should Too | Newsweek

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Jul 03, 2019 10:33 AM
"More than three decades later, many feel that justice was never served as, apart from quietly expressing regret and offering $213,103.45 in compensation per passenger the U.S. military has never admitted fault, nor disciplined any of its own for the deadly incident. "I will never apologize for the United States—I don't care what the facts are," then-Vice President George H.W. Bush told an August 1988 campaign rally less than a month after the incident, widely considered his response to the Iran Air Flight 655 downing. "I'm not an apologize-for-America kind of guy.""

Venezuela lawmaker Juan Requesens charged over drone attack | BBC

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Jul 03, 2019 10:17 AM
"A judge in Venezuela has announced that imprisoned lawmaker Juan Requesens will face trial for allegedly trying to kill President Nicolás Maduro in 2018. Mr Requesens was arrested three days after a drone carrying explosives blew up at a military parade attended by Mr Maduro on 4 August. The opposition politician, who denies the charges, could face 30 years in prison if found guilty."

Venezuela's June oil exports recover to over 1 million bpd: data | Reuters

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Jul 03, 2019 10:11 AM
"Venezuelan oil exports to China have risen consistently since the sanctions hit, the data showed. In February, the volume shipped was 233,000 bpd, and in June it almost tripled to 656,000 bpd. However, PDVSA’s exports to India, another large receiver, have declined to 200,000 bpd, while deliveries to Europe have remained around 85,000 bpd in recent months."

Facing up to Libra

by JBB — last modified Jul 02, 2019 09:25 AM
Michael Roberts Blog | Libra is the name that Facebook, the global social network company, is calling its planned international digital currency. What is Facebook’s purpose with this planned new currency?

The G20 and the cold war in technology

by JBB — last modified Jul 02, 2019 09:24 AM
Michael Roberts Blog | If China is eventually able to compete with the FAANGS, then the profitability of capital in the US will take a big shift downwards, and with it, US investment, employment and incomes over the next decade. That is at the heart of the trade and technology war and why it will continue.
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