Selected Articles: Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran

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Breaking: Federal Judge Orders Release of Trump’s Tax Returns

By Stephen Lendman, May 21, 2019

On May 10, House Dem Ways and Means Committee chairman Richard Neal subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS commissioner Charles Rettig to release Trump’s personal tax returns for the 2013-18 period, along with other returns for several of his businesses.

Israel’s War Criminals in Their Own Words

By Philip Giraldi, May 21, 2019

Israel’s government favors its Jewish citizens through laws and regulations that are defined by religion. It in fact now identifies itself legally as a Jewish state with Christians and Muslim citizens having second class status.

USAF Paints F-16 Jet with Russian Color Scheme for ‘Training Purposes’

By Zero Hedge, May 21, 2019

The new color scheme was chosen through a crowdsourced competition on the 57th Wing Commander Brigadier General Robert Novotny‘s Facebook page, with followers submitting many sophisticated designs and voting on each one, ending with the winning design: a Russian stealth jet color scheme.

Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran, Resumes Purchase of Iran Oil

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 21, 2019

The trade war and the Iran sanctions regime are intimately related. Trump’s tariff announcement was two weeks after the US administration’s resolve  to “push Iran’s oil and gas revenues to Zero”.

A China Food Crisis More Dangerous than Trade War? The African Swine Fever (ASF) Outbreak

By F. William Engdahl, May 21, 2019

China faces a threat to its agriculture that could do far more damage to her political stability and economy than the escalating USA tariff war. In recent months cases of deadly African Swine Fever (ASF) among the pig population of the world’s largest pig producer have forced drastic killing off of the pig population since cases were first detected last August.

How to Survive the Journey Ahead: A Graduation Message for a Terrifying Age

By John W. Whitehead, May 21, 2019

They will find themselves overtaxed, burdened with excessive college debt, and struggling to find worthwhile employment in a debt-ridden economy on the brink of implosion. Their privacy will be eviscerated by the surveillance state.

Illusory Freedoms

By Prof. Yakov M. Rabkin, May 21, 2019

There must be other instances of ready compliance of corporations with the wishes of Western governments in the absence of court injunctions. This readiness brings to light an obvious but often neglected fact, namely that seemingly neutral and transnational services we use every day belong to Western corporations.

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