August 31

‘Buen vivir’ and the dilemmas of the left governments in Latin America – I

28 August 2015 — Life on the Left

 ‘Buen vivir’ and the dilemmas of the left governments in Latin America – I

Excerpt from a prize-winning book by Atilio A. Boron

Introduction

Argentine Marxist scholar Atilio Boron’s book, “Latin America in the Geopolitics of Imperialism” — América Latina en la geopolítica del imperialismo — was awarded Venezuela’s coveted Libertador Prize in Critical Thinking for 2012.

Published in several editions throughout Latin America, the book has attracted much attention, and some debate, for its detailed analysis of Latin America’s strategic importance to the United States and the challenge this poses to the continent’s left governments and progressive social movements.

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August 29

New at Strategic Culture Foundation 23-29 August 2015

29 August 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

EU Falls on Hard Times as UK Speeds Up In-or-Out Referendum

29.08.2015 | 08:00 | Andrei AKULOV

After winning the election in May British Prime Minister David Cameron promised to re-negotiate the terms of Britain’s European Union (EU) membership before holding a referendum by the end of 2017…

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August 28

Media Lens: ‘Bullying’ – BBC Political Editor’s Bizarre Term For The Public Resisting The Establishment

25 August 2015 — Media Lens

The BBC’s Nick Robinson has made a career out of telling the public what leading politicians say and do; sometimes even what they ‘think’. This stenography plays a key role in ‘the mainstream media’, given that a vital part of statecraft is to keep the public suitably cowed and fearful of threats from which governments must protect us. The ‘free press’ requires compliant journalists willing to disseminate elite-friendly messages about global ‘peace’, ‘security’ and ‘prosperity’, uphold Western ideology that ‘we are the good guys’, and not question power deeply, if at all.

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August 28

Purge of Jeremy Corbyn Voters Unmasks Britain’s Labour Party By Jonathan Cook

27 August 2015 — Jonathan Cook: The Blog from Nazareth

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The British political and media elite have been agreed on one thing this summer: the need to character-assassinate Jeremy Corbyn, the only half-decent politician (make that, human being) running for the Labour leadership.

If Corbyn wins, it would be the first time in living memory that the UK has had a Labour leader who is actually of the left. It is a prospect terrifying our supposedly liberal media, including the BBC and most of the Guardian’s senior staff, from Polly Toynbee to Jonathan Freedland.

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August 28

New at Black Agenda Report 27 August 2015: #FightForDyett Hunger Strike in Chicago, Katrina, Logic of Genocide, Bernie Sanders

287 August 2015 — Black Agenda Report

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Activism is showing up, speaking out, demonstrating here, tweeting there, disrupting that and blogging that. But activists are only responsible to themselves. Organizing, as Chicago’s Jitu Brown points out, is entirely different from mere activism. Organizers are responsible to communities, they raise up leaders from among those who’ve been told they cannot and do not deserve to win.  #FightForDyett

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August 27

Housmans Radical Books September Newsletter – 26 August 2015

26 August 2015 — Housmans

HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER  SEPTEMBER 2015

NEWS
1. Malcolm’s Retirement
2. Volunteer needed with interest in Peace books
3. Calling Housmans customer CJ Hind!
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August 26

Anti-theses. Anti-crisis 1 By S. Artesian

25 August 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

Anti-theses. Anti-crisis 1

1. The problem, predicament, and conceit of and for Marxists (present company not excepted) is that we are all, more or less, and once, always, and forever Hegelians.  We think we are channeling the movement of the great critical spirit; that purpose, goal, of history– namely human emancipation.  We think that when we’re not thinking that we are channeling the great spirit of the “great man” himself.  We think that we’re somehow speeding things up, and forward, to a great fruition which  is nothing other than subduing the world to and with the great logic that explains the world to itself.  And where does that get us?

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August 25

Video: Smoke and Mirrors of Corporate Buybacks Behind the Market Crash By Michael Hudson

25 August 2015 — The Real News Network

Michael Hudson, the author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy Global Economy, says the stock market crash on Monday has very little to do with China and all to do with shortermism and buybacks of corporations inflating their own stocks.

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August 24

National Security Archive: New Documents Trace Controversial Use of Drones and other Aerial Surveillance for Domestic National Security

24 August 2015 — National Security Archive

New Documents Trace Controversial Use of Drones and other Aerial Surveillance for Domestic National Security – from Safeguarding Major Sporting Events to Law Enforcement to Tracking Wildfires

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August 22

TTIP threatens our bees!

22 August 2015 — 38 Degrees

There’s a huge new threat to our bees – and it’s wrapped up in a secret trade deal. [1] If we don’t stand up for our bees, the dangerous bee-killing pesticides we’ve fought so hard against could be flooding our fields again – and back for good. [2]

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August 22

Ukraine and the MH17 Crash: Washington’s Use of the UN Security Council as an Instrument of Propaganda, “Regime Change” and War By Carla Stea

22 August 2015 — Global Research

Ukraine and the MH17 Crash: Washington’s Use of the UN Security Council as an Instrument of Propaganda, “Regime Change” and War By Carla Stea

In 1991, UN Security Council Resolution 678 under Chapter VII led to the “destruction of the infrastructure necessary to support human life in Iraq.” (Quote from Report by Marti Ahtisaari)

In 2011, UN Security Council Resolution 1973 under Chapter VII led to the destruction of Libya, now a terrorist infested failed state.

Will another Security Council Resolution under Chapter VII lead to the destruction of Russia?

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August 22

New at Strategic Culture Foundation 16-22 August 2015

22 August 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

«23 August 1939»

22.08.2015 | 00:00 | Michael Jabara CARLEY

23 August marks the anniversary of the Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact which allowed Hitlerite Germany to attack Poland nine days later without fear of Soviet intervention against it. There will undoubtedly be comment in the western Mainstream Media about Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin «betraying» his would-be French and British «allies», about «stabbing Poland in the back», «colluding» with Adolf Hitler, and so on…

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August 21

National Security Archive: OBAMA’S SECRET DIPLOMACY WITH CUBA

13 August 2015 — National Security Archive

National Security Archive News Alert OBAMA’S SECRET DIPLOMACY WITH CUBA New Revelations

For more information, contact: Peter Kornbluh: 202/374-7281 or peter.kornbluh@gmail.com

Washington D.C., August 13, 2015 – On the eve of Secretary of State John Kerry’s historic trip to Havana tomorrow to raise the American flag over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy, the National Security Archive today distributed a ground-breaking article revealing key details of the behind-the-scenes political operations and secret negotiations that have led to the normalization of diplomatic relations.

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August 20

New at Black Agenda Report 20 August 2015: #BlackLivesMatter Humiliates Itself, Katrina in the White Imagination

20 August 2015 — Black Agenda Report

#BlackLivesMatter Performs a Self-Humiliation at Hillary Clinton’s Hands

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Hillary Clinton found it easy to reduce a #BlackLivesMatter delegation to “school children at an elementary civics class,” when they met with her last week. Clinton lectured the activists on the need to make demands on politicians, when all they wanted to do was talk about “what in your heart has changed that’s gonna change the direction of this country?” The #BLM set out on a path that leads inevitably to cooptation, and quickly arrived at public humiliation.

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