The Neo-Liberal Deception By Lionel Reynolds

21 April 2014 — Dispatches from the Empire

Beginning in earnest in the late Seventies, a sustained and pervasive ideological attack was mounted against the role of the State in managing economic affairs. The terms of the attack ranged from ethical and philosophical arguments about individual liberty and property rights to more pragmatic arguments about the supposed economic advantages of private ownership, deregulation of capital and flattened fiscal regimes. Alternative visions of the role of the State were marginalised and discounted as either economically misguided or politically totalitarian.

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Category: Capitalism

Ukraine: Voter Intimidation and Collective Punishment By Andrew Korybko

20 April 2014 — Oriental Review

Western Democracy at Work in Ukraine

Ukraine is in the throes of an imminent human rights crisis, as the red flags of oppression are visible to all objective observers that care to acknowledge the obvious. The near-death beating of Oleg Tsarev and the intimidation of Mikhail Dobkin, both Eastern Ukrainian presidential candidates, are proof, if any more were even needed, that the upcoming “elections” in Ukraine will be neither honest nor representative of the population at large. On top of that, the Kiev junta’s military operations against the pro-reform activists in the east accentuate the violent oppression that has become characteristic of EuroMaidan and its coup plotters. With all of this occurring, the West is ignobly turning a blind eye towards the same human rights values it bombastically (in a literal sense) promoted in Resistant and Defiant (R&D) states such Serbia and Libya.
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Category: Ukraine

Privatization of Water as an Owned Commodity Rather Than a Universal Human Right By Joachim Hagopian

20 April 2014 – Global Research

There is no greater natural resource on this earth than water. As the sustenance of all life, water keeps every living and breathing organism, every plant, every animal and every human being on this planet alive. In the same way that without air to breathe, without water we humans cannot sustain life for more than a few days.

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Category: Capitalism

Anti-govt protesters seize Ukrainian APCs, army units ‘switch sides’ (VIDEO)

16 April 2014 – Strategic Culture Foundation

Kiev’s military faced off with protesters in east Ukraine on Wednesday to sort out their differences…and found none. Soldiers appeared reluctant to go into battle against anti-government activists.

When Ukrainian Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) entered downtown Kramatorsk as part of Kiev’s military operation against anti-government protesters in the east of the country, they were stopped in their tracks, surrounded by crowds of local residents.

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Category: InI Videos, Ukraine

Kiev Declares War on South-East Ukraine By Boris Novoseltsev

16 April 2014 – Strategic Culture Foundation

The civil disobedience movement in the Ukraine’s South East spreads around growing into a people’s uprising.

The industrial region is actually the major contributor to the country’s budget. At that, during the 22 years of Ukraine’s existence as an independent state it has not acquired any role in the political life of the country worth of its economic potential or the size of population. Any attempts of South-Eastern Ukraine to offer state structure reforms or put forward the idea of making Russian an official language have been immediately and flatly rejected by Kiev.

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Category: Ukraine

The Strangelove effect – or how we are hoodwinked into accepting a new world war By John Pilger

20 April 2014 — John Pilger

I watched Dr. Strangelove the other day. I have seen it perhaps a dozen times; it makes sense of senseless news. When Major T.J. ‘King’ Kong goes “toe to toe with the Rooskies” and flies his rogue B52 nuclear bomber to a target in Russia, it’s left to General ‘Buck’ Turgidson to reassure the President. Strike first, says the general, and “you got no more than 10 to 20 million killed, tops.”

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Category: USA, War