The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-05-14

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 12, articles about Anglo-5, Headline-News, Opinions, Slovenia, United-Kingdom, United-States, Eurasia, Latin-America, Russia, Venezuela, Mena, Sri-Lanka, Defense, China, Finance, Libya, Nato, North-Korea, Israel, Palestine.

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Tags in this brief: Communism, Foner, Labor Movement, Marx, Marxism, Parenti, Socialism, Zizek, Malta, Russia, Tear Gas, Venezuela, Iran, US, Guaido, Intervention, Invasion, Maduro, Sri Lanka, Su-57, SU57, UFO, China, Finance, USD, Libya, NATO, Anti-Tank, DPRK, North Korea, Weapons, Crimes Against Humanity, Gaza, Israel, Occupation, Palestine, West Bank, Lavrov, Negotiations, Pompeo, Putin, USA.

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Table of Contents


Promote Michael Parenti, not Slavoj Zizek

Published 2019-05-14 21:14:01 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Opinions, Slovenia, United-Kingdom, United-States

In a blistering evisceration of phoney Marxists, ZOLTAN ZIGEDY excoriates those academics and their dupes who peddle trendy nonsense that was never a threat to capitalism – Morning Star GOOGLE knows that I have an abiding interest in Marxism. Consequently, I receive frequent links to articles that Google’s algorithms select as popular or influential. Consistently at the top of the list are articles by or about the irrepressible Slavoj Zizek. Zizek has mastered the tricks of a public intellectual — entertaining, pompous, outrageous, calculatedly obscure and mannered. The dishevelled pose and the beard add to a near caricature of the… Continue ->

Tags: Communism, Foner, Labor Movement, Marx, Marxism, Parenti, Socialism, Zizek


FAKE NEWS: Maltese media fictionalizes ‘Russian purchase of Tear Gas for Venezuela’

Published 2019-05-14 15:25:59 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, Venezuela

MOSCOW – Russia’s Foreign Ministry has denied reports last month that Russian diplomats tried to buy tear gas in Malta and then transfer it to Venezuela. “The Russian diplomatic mission in Valletta works in strict accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, Russian diplomats do not participate in any secret operation,” said a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry. The Russian ministry stressed that the Maltese authorities did not send their comments on the matter to the Russian embassy in Valletta. “The false information disseminated by the Maltese media is an example of the lack of professionalism and an… Continue ->

Tags: Malta, Russia, Tear Gas, Venezuela


Can current situation around Iran lead to military conflict?

Published 2019-05-14 14:43:10 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Mena, United-States

TEHRAN – The current situation related to Iran is very serious, however a military conflict between the US and Iran is unlikely, opines analyst Irina Fedorova. Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, commander of the Iranian Navy, commenting on the US decision on the deployment of the naval group headed by an aircraft carrier to the Middle East, said that the United States should leave the region. Irina Fedorova, an analyst and researcher at the Middle East Center of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, commented on the situation in an interview. “The United States increases tensions around… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, US


TRAITOR: Guaidó officially begs for US military invasion of Venezuela

Published 2019-05-14 13:03:08 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela

CARACAS – Carlos Vecchio, the representative of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, reported that he officially requested support for the US Southern Command to advance strategic and operational planning. “I write at the direction of the Interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido. We are grateful to the United States for its friendship, resolve and readiness to support our continued efforts to place Venezualan people first and look forward to fruitful planning and coordinaton. According, I respectfully request a meeting at United States Southern Command with appropriate members of the Guaido Administration,” Carlos Vecchio said on behalf of Juan Guaidó as… Continue ->

Tags: Guaido, Intervention, Invasion, Maduro, US, Venezuela


Sri Lanka Army Commander says signing military agreement with US is ‘Suicide’

Published 2019-05-14 12:14:48 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Sri-Lanka, United-States

COLOMBO – Lieutenant-General Mahesh Senanayake, the commander of the Sri Lankan army, has spoken out against a defense agreement with the United States, which provides for the creation of a US military base on the island and the maintenance of a Sri Lankan military base. “How can we sign such an agreement? We can’t agree to what is stated in it. That is like committing suicide after writing all my properties to someone else”, said the captain, quoted by the portal Lankaweb . According to the official, after a recent series of attacks on the island, many regional and global… Continue ->

Tags: Sri Lanka, US


WATCH OUT AMERICA: Russian Su-57 fighter will have high precision ‘smart bomb’

Published 2019-05-14 10:54:50 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – May 14, 2019 – The fifth-generation Russian fighter Su-57 will be equipped with the latest guided bomb, KAB-250, said the director of ammunition developer Igor Krylov. According to Igor Krylov, the KAB-250 tests are in final stage, leaving only confirmation of some of its characteristics, reports the RT news agency. “We hope that this will be accomplished soon. The new aerial bomb has already passed the full test cycle on the Su-34 front-line bomber and will be integrated into the Su-35 fighter weaponry. KAB-250 in the fuselage compartment of the last fifth-generation fighter, Su-57,” said Krylov. He also… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Su-57, SU57


MYSTERY? US Army continues to investigate UFO sightings

Published 2019-05-14 10:00:04 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – Although the U.S. government-funded UFO sighting program has come to an end, the US military continues to search for and investigate such cases, according to Fox News. The secret program received government funding of millions of dollars from 2007 to 2012, but interest in controlling the sightings only grew, especially after a series of previously classified state archives were published. One of the documents on display reveals a sighting in the Pacific in 2017, until now unenlightened, when an unidentified flying object flew in the direction opposite to the 200-km-per-hour gusts. At the end of the video,… Continue ->

Tags: UFO, US


How can China respond to the US in the trade war?

Published 2019-05-14 09:00:26 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – US President Donald Trump has raised tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion from 10 percent to 25 percent and ordered 25 percent of tariffs on remaining Chinese imports to be prepared. The last round of trade negotiations between the two sides ended without agreement. How can China respond? Although the head of the Chinese delegation, Liu He, and the main negotiators on the American side said that the meeting was constructive, it was clear that the situation is not easy. The Chinese delegation’s stay in Washington was reduced to two days. In addition, the main stage… Continue ->

Tags: China, Finance, US, USD


After destroying it, NATO says it is willing to ‘help Libya’

Published 2019-05-14 08:00:53 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Libya, Mena, Nato

NATO is ready to “help Libya” in setting up security structures if conditions are favorable, Alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a meeting with UN Special Envoy to Libya Gassan Salama. Stoltenberg held a meeting with Salama on Monday to discuss the situation in Libya, in which NATO helped deteriorate, expressing the Alliance’s deep concern about the situation in Libya and stressed that it will continue to call on all parties to cease hostilities and join to the political process. He made it clear that there is no military solution to the situation in Libya, reported the NATO press office. In… Continue ->

Tags: Libya, NATO


North Korea reveals previously unknown self-propelled artillery

Published 2019-05-14 02:30:27 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, North-Korea

DPRK – Images taken from the Korean People ‘s Army parade today [the 70th anniversary of North Korea] reveal a new type of self-propelled cannon that has not appeared in public and what appears to be a new kind of (launcher) anti-tank rocket. North Korea has demonstrated its newest piece of self-propelled artillery in action at the test site, reports Russkoe Oruzhie. As the portal indicates , this is the first appearance of this piece since September 2018, when it was presented in Pyongyang in the parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of North Korea.   新型自走砲の未掲載画像はこれだけです。 #週刊安全保障 pic.twitter.com/7KF1lZeRRc — Tarao [email protected] Watcher… Continue ->

Tags: Anti-Tank, DPRK, North Korea, Weapons


Crackdown sees over 900 Palestinians arrested by Israel in last two months

Published 2019-05-14 02:19:16 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Israel, Mena, Palestine

Occupied Palestine – In March and April alone, Israeli forces arrested 905 Palestinians, detailed human rights organizations.  Several human rights groups revealed on Sunday that at least 905 Palestinians were arrested in March and April in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip  by Israeli forces .  The non-governmental organizations detailed that among the 905 arrested are 133 children and 23 women. They indicated that during these two months, the Israeli administration issued some 112 arrest warrants, for the sum of 250 Palestinian children arrested, and 45 women deprived of their liberty. The total number of Palestinians in Israeli prisons is 5700, including those who Israel captures under “administrative detention.” A report by the United Nations (UN) indicated that… Continue ->

Tags: Crimes Against Humanity, Gaza, Israel, Occupation, Palestine, West Bank


Pompeo’s late arrival to Sochi for Lavrov talks due to Iran ‘complications’, Putin may join in

Published 2019-05-14 01:44:03 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

SOCHI – On May 14th US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will arrive in Sochi to hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov . This was announced by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov . “Yes, he will immediately fly to Sochi,” the diplomat said. “Pompeo will arrive closer to the talks tomorrow.” Pompeo’s visit to Moscow was scheduled for today, May 13th, but the US Secretary of State postponed it because of the complicated situation around Iran. He has now arrived in Brussels to discuss the issue with EU representatives. The Russian Foreign Ministry also did not rule out that in Sochi Mike Pompeo will be… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Lavrov, Negotiations, Pompeo, Putin, Russia, USA


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