2020-05-01: Social Media Postees

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Russian workers protest animal-like conditions at oil field as prime minister hospitalized with COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-05-01
Hundreds demonstrated against Gazprom at a Siberian oil field, demanding safe working conditions and proper care for sick workers…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/01/ruga-m01.html

Trump threatened to pull US Security Umbrella from Saudi
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-05-01
Trump insisted with OPEC+ (including Vladimir Putin's Russia) that they do their effing job and put prices back up to forestall a collapse of the US petroleum industry…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-threatened-to-pull-us-security-umbrella-from-saudi/

Podcast: Netanyahu's Fake Documents Pushed the US Towards War
Kyle Anzalone | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-01
On FPF #486, I discuss how Israel apparently used fake documents to push Trump towards war with Iran in April 2018. | Gareth Porter has a great article out that explains how it is clear the documents were forgeries. | Netanyahu released the documents in April of 2018 before Trump withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Deal and imposed a 'maximum pressure' sanctions campaign against Iran. | The economic war – and other provocative actions by Trump – has moved the US un…
anti-empire.com/netanyahus-fake-documents-pushed-the-us-towards-war/

Cold War of Trump/Navarro v. China: More Dangerous than COVID-19
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-01
It is getting ugly, extremely ugly. It is increasingly looking like a war

Russia reports almost 8,000 new Covid-19 cases in a record daily rise
rt.com | 2020-05-01
Russian health officials have recorded 7,933 new Covid-19 cases since Thursday, according to the daily update. It brings the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 114,431. | Moscow remains the biggest hotbed for the outbreak, with roughly half of the identified cases localized in the capital. The death toll in Russia stands at 13,220, after 96 more people succumbed to the disease. | On Thursday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin tested positive for coronavirus. He revealed his diagnosis du…
rt.com/newsline/487504-russia-coronavirus-rise-record/

Trump threatens Saudis with withdrawal of US troops if OPEC does not begin to cut oil production
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-01
TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA)

Will OPEC+ production cuts agreement save the troubled oil market?
rt.com | 2020-05-01
The historic oil deal meant to help crude prices rebound amid the coronavirus crisis has come into force. Starting today, global oil production is set to be slashed by nearly 10 million barrels per day. | On April 12, the group known as OPEC+, which includes 13 members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and 10 other major oil-producing states led by Russia, finalized the deal to cut crude output. Effective for two years, the accord includes several stages. The initial 9.7 million…
rt.com/business/487185-opec-russia-oil-production-cuts/

Oil prices grow as historic OPEC+ production cut deal comes into effect
rt.com | 2020-05-01
The prices for Brent crude and WTI have increased after the hard-fought OPEC+ deal took effect on Friday. The oil market had seen a dramatic crash last month due to global glut and fears of a lack of storage capacity. | The price for Brent crude oil (ICE) has grown by 1.77 percent, reaching nearly $27 per barrel. The price for WTI (Nymex), meanwhile, currently stands at $19.35 per barrel, which is a 2.7 percent increase. | On April 12, the members of OPEC and other oil-producing countries, including Russia and Mexico, agreed to cut production by 9.7 million barrels per day for May and June, marking the biggest…
rt.com/business/487486-oil-prices-opec-deal/

Iran arm's embargo can't be prolonged despite US efforts: Ryabkov
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-01
TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA)

With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-30
An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/29/fabricated-nuclear-documents-netanyahu-war-iran/

Cold War of Trump/Navarro vs China
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-30
It is getting ugly, extremely ugly. | It is increasingly looking like a war

America the Victim
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-04-30
It is important to note that no Americans have been killed or injured as a result of recent Iranian, Russian, or Chinese and North Korean actions. | When in trouble politically, governments have traditionally conjured up a foreign enemy to explain why things are going wrong. Whatever one chooses to believe about the coronavirus, the fact is that it has resulted in considerable political backlash against a number of governments whose behavior has been perceived as either too extreme or too dilatory. Donald Trump's White House has taken shots from both directions and the response to the disease has also been pil…

America the Victim

The Czech Republic's Russian Assassin Scandal Reeks of the Skripal Conspiracy
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-30
A Czech magazine's scandalous claim that two of the capital's politicians are being guarded by police in order to protect them from a reportedly imminent assassination attempt by a Russian spy reeks of the Skripal conspiracy when Moscow were accused …
globalresearch.ca/czech-republic-russian-assassin-scandal-reeks-skripal-conspiracy/5711376

Russia Refutes Western Attempts To Blame China For COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-30
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Wednesday criticized the statements of the governments of the United States and some European countries that seek to hold China responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Putin Extends National Paid Leave to May 11 | He also condemned the lawsuits filed by several countries that claim to demand billions of dollars from Beijing…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russia-Refutes-Western-Attempts-To-Blame-China-For-COVID-19-20200430-0005.html

Russian diplomat calls new US JCPOA plan 'common sense mockery'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-30
TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA)

BRICS ministers demand removal of US sanctions amid outbreak
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-30
TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA)

Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin Tests Positive for COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-30
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said he has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Kremlin on Thursday. | RELATED: | Russia Refutes Western Attempts To Blame China For COVID-19 | "I just learned that I have tested positive for the coronavirus," Mishustin told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a video conference, the Kremlin said in a statement. | The prime minister said he has to self-isolate and follow the doctors' orders. "The government will continue to o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Russian-PM-Mikhail-Mishustin-Tests-Positive-for-COVID-19-20200430-0014.html

E3 not to back US plan on Iran arms embargo: source
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-30
TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA)

European classical music in the U.S. and its foreign policy impact
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2020-04-30
Scholar Jonathan Rosenberg's new book Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War has a misleading title. He focuses on controversies during three major episodes in global history–the Great War (World War I), World War II, and the Cold War of the 1940s-1960s (he only sketchily carries the story …
peoplesworld.org/article/european-classical-music-in-the-u-s-and-its-foreign-policy-impact/

With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran
Gareth Porter | thealtworld.com | 2020-04-29
An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli fabrication designed to trigger US military conflict with Iran. | President Donald Trump scrapped the nuclear deal with Iran and continued to risk war with Iran based on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim to have proven definitively that Iran was determined to manufacture nuclear weapons. Netanyahu not only spun Trump but much of the corporate media as well, duping them with the public unveiling of what he claimed was the entire secret Iranian "nuclear…

With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran

Why America's Enemy Is England, Not Russia
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-04-29
Eric ZUESSE | America's sole enemy during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) was England. Ever since being defeated in that war, England (controlled by the British aristocracy) has tried various ways to regain its control over America. The British aristocracy's latest attempt to regain control over America started in 1877, and continues today, as the two countries' "Deep State"

The Victory America Won for Fascism and Nazism After WWII
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-04-29
This article is about the role ideology actually played in World War II, the Cold War, and plays in today's world. The links here provide access to deeper explorations, regarding each linked issue. Links are provided instead of notes, because all of the sources here are freely available online, and because in the digital era (as we now are) notes are archaic except when a source is not available online. Readers who are interested in the documentation at any point can instantaneously access that in the article's online version simply by clicking onto the link. Readers who aren't interested in ideology won't be int…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/04/29/the-victory-america-won-for-fascism-and-nazism-after-wwii/

US elites use Russiagate playbook to blame China and promote hostility
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-25
The US establishment is demonizing China over the COVID-19 crisis with a familiar Russiagate playbook of specious claims, fear-mongering, and…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/25/us-elites-use-russiagate-playbook-to-blame-china-and-promote-hostility/

German Regulator Plans to Deny Nord Stream 2 Waiver from New Gas Directive – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-01
Nord Stream 2 is a joint venture between the Russian energy giant Gazprom and five European companies. | The gas pipeline will carry up to 55 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, passing through the territorial waters or exclusive economic zones of Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, and Sweden.
sputniknews.com/europe/202005011079159594-german-regulator-plans-to-deny-nord-stream-2-waiver-from-new-gas-directive—reports/

Gary Powers, U-2 Spy Pilot Who US Learned to Respect
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-01
MIDLOTHIAN (Sputnik)

Russia Calls on US and Iran to Exercise 'Maximum Restraint' Amid Escalating Tensions
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2020-04-29
Tensions between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf grew after American troops conducted drills in the region, despite complaining that Iranian boats had "harassed" their vessels. The Russian Foreign Ministry has called on the US and Iran to exercise "maximum restraint' in the Persian Gulf region and not fall for provocations. "Moscow has …
iranian.com/2020/04/29/russia-calls-on-us-and-iran-to-exercise-maximum-restraint-amid-escalating-tensions/

Failing to Bring Iran to Its Knees Zarif Tells Pompeo to Stop Dreaming About Return to JCPOA
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2020-04-27
The Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Iran nuclear deal in 2018, forcing the deal's remaining signatories to scramble to try to save it. On Sunday, US media reported that Secretary of State Pompeo was preparing to argue that Washington was actually still a party to the agreement. Iranian …
iranian.com/2020/04/27/zarif-tells-pompeo-to-stop-dreaming-about-return-to-jcpoa-after-failing-to-bring-iran-to-its-knees/

Diabolical Chinagate, the New Russiagate
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-30
While Russiagate still simmers, Chinagate is coming to a boil

With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran
Gareth Porter | iranian.com | 2020-04-30
An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli fabrication designed to trigger US military conflict with Iran. President Donald Trump scrapped the nuclear deal with Iran and continued to risk war with Iran based on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim to have …
iranian.com/2020/04/30/netanyahu-pushed-the-us-towards-war-with-iran/

BRICS Members Ask for Removal of US Sanctions on Iran
Fars News | iranian.com | 2020-04-30
Members of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) stressed the need for Washington to lift sanctions that have impeded the targeted countries' efforts to fight against the coronavirus epidemic, including Iran. "Such restrictive measures violate international law, interfere with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and cause significant damage to the …
iranian.com/2020/04/30/brics-members-ask-for-removal-of-us-sanctions-on-iran/

A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-04-23
As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …
peaceaction.org/2020/04/23/wage-peace-during-pandemic/

China's reality on the ground: fact vs Cold War fiction
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-22
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Daniel Alan Bey about his experience living in China during the…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/22/chinas-reality-on-the-ground-fact-vs-cold-war-fiction/

Rosneft Dodges US Sanctions by Transferring Venezuela Operations to Russian State Firm
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-03-30
Moscow insists that its support for the Venezuelan government and role in its oil industry will remain unchanged.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14829